Fiction meets reality in the oddball sensation of the summer, Cowboys & Aliens, which is bolstered by a cast comprised of Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, and more.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be bringing the sci-fi/western mash-up to DVD and Blu-ray on December 6, 2011, making it the perfect strange gift for the resident weirdo in your life. After all, cowboys fending off an alien invasion is about as crazy as you can get, right? The DVD will be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $29.98, while the Blu-ray will run at the MSRP of $34.98.
The releases will feature the following bonus materials:
* Igniting the Sky: Making Cowboys & Aliens – A comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the production that invites viewers on set to meet the filmmakers and cast as they create this one-of-a-kind action film. In revealing conversations, Jon Favreau, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde, share their insights into the movie. Also featured are visual-effects powerhouses Legacy Effects and ILM, which join forces once again to push the technological envelope beyond anything ever seen before on screen. It includes:
o Finding the Story — Cowboys & Aliens, based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, has been in development for over a decade. Filmmakers, writers and cast explain why this particular team of Hollywood heavyweights hit the right note to bring this to the big screen.
o The Scope of the Spectacle — A look at the team behind the camera for the film’s massive New Mexico shoot, as the stars ride horses, shoot guns, jump from explosions, and get yanked 80 feet in the air! Director Jon Favreau stages unforgettable action set-pieces as cameras capture every moment, while legendary stuntman and Cowboys & Aliens’ second unit director Terry Leonard brings a lifetime of experience to the big-screen stunts, from legendary moments in John Wayne classics to doubling for Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
o Outer-Space Icon — Take a closer look at the creation of a new, terrifying alien design from Legacy Effects and Industrial Light and Magic.
o A Call to Action — A profile of prolific actor, writer and director Jon Favreau featuring on-set video diaries shot throughout the production. (BD only)
o Absolution — A look at the practical re-creation of a dusty Old West mining town, the town’s inhabitants and the amazing ensemble of actors who portray them, as well as an exclusive look at the film’s meticulous production and costume designs. (BD only)
* Conversations with Jon Favreau — Jon Favreau hosts candid interviews with cast and crew. (BD only)
* Director Commentary. (BD only)