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Peter Berg's Battleship crashes onto home video this August

07.10.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Talk about cutting your losses! Peter Berg's $200 million sci-fi epic BATTLESHIP hit theaters here in the states less than two months ago, and thanks to weak box office, it will be washing up ashore on Blu-ray and DVD next month. Just a little over three months from theaters to DVD; that's an SOS right there.

In any case, BATTLESHIP will become available on AUGUST 28th in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. If the movie got you wet the first time around, there will be TONS of special features, which is something, I guess. Among them:

· Preparing for Battle – Hear how Hollywood teamed up with the US Navy to transform a beloved board game into a big-screen blockbuster.
· All Hands on Deck: The Cast – Witness the actors getting into the military mindset and Navy veterans having their time in the spotlight in this salute to the people at the heart of the story.
· Engage in Battle
o Shooting at Sea – Experience thecrew taking on the daunting challenge of shooting on the open ocean on their “soundstage at sea.”
o All Aboard the Fleet – Cast and crew members share their experiences shooting on the ships, particularly the historic USS Missouri.
· Alternate Ending Pre-visualization with commentary by Peter Berg
· The Visual Effects of Battleship – From ground-breaking water-simulation programs to cutting-edge motion capture, see how the team at Industrial Light & Magic pushes the boundaries of visual effects to bring the aliens to life.
· All Access with Director Peter Berg – Join director Peter Berg as he gives fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
· USS Missouri VIP Tour – Come aboard the historic “Mighty Mo” for an exclusive tour with director Peter Berg and actual Navy veterans as they reveal some of the coolest facts and amazing action that has graced the decks of this legendary ship.
· Commander Pete – Watch as director Peter Berg energizes the cast and crew with his endless enthusiasm and relentless good humor.

And with UNIVERSAL'S SECOND SCREEN, viewers canenjoy an innovative and interactive viewing experience, that allows them tocontrol, interact and explore Battleship with groundbreaking features right on a networked tablet or computer, in synchronization with the movie on the television screen! While the movie plays, experience features such as:

o Alien Tech 3D Model Turntable Explosions: During the movie, 3D models of the aliens and the shredder become available to the user to view at various angles. For instance, as the user turns the Regent Alien, the armor flies off in parts and then re-assembles. (Exclusive to Second Screen.)
o All Access with Director Peter Berg: Viewers get an all access look at the making of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew.
o Flick View: Interact with the movie, move content from the Tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics, and other executing content by “Flicking” them from on their tablet to their TV screen, simply by gesturing their fingers upwards on their tablets.

Quality of film aside, that is not a bad array of supplements; if you want to pre-order the combo pack, click HERE.

Extra Tidbit: If you missed BATTLESHIP in the theater (and you most likely did), will you try to sink it on DVD?
Source: Universal

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