By : Erik Gruenwedel | Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment March 2 (order date Jan. 28) will release end-of-the-world thriller 2012, starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Woody Harrelson.
The movie, about a disparate group of people struggling to survive a global catastrophe predicted by the ancient Mayans, generated $711 million in global box office revenue.
Written and directed by Roland Emmerich, 2012 will be available as a two-disc Blu-ray set for $39.95, which includes exclusive to Blu-ray, movieIQ online data base, picture-in-picture featuring the director’s commentary (and co-writer Harald Kloser), storyboards and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with filmmakers, cast and crew and alternate ending.
The second disc features an interactive Mayan calendar where you can enter a date to reveal your horoscope and personality profile. Additional bonus material includes featurettes “Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar”; “Designing the End of the World”; “Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic”; “Science Behind the Destruction”; and “The End of the World: The Actor’s Perspective.”
Other material includes deleted scenes; a “Countdown to the Future” special feature; “Time For Miracles” music video by American Idol’s Adam Lambert; a making of the music video featurette with Lambert; and a digital copy for the PlayStation 3. A bonus disc includes digital copy for the PC, Mac and iPod.
A single disc Blu-ray release retails for $38.96 and includes the aforementioned material except for the second disc and digital copy. A single-disc DVD retails for $28.96 and includes co-writers’/director commentaries; the “Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic” featurette, alternate ending, deleted scenes and the “Time For Miracles” music video.
A UMD disc of 2012 for the PlayStation Portable retails $24.94.