PRESS RELEASE: The Day the Earth Stood Still - Release date December 2nd!

On December 2nd, Fox Home Entertainment will release the ALL-NEW SPECIAL EDITION of the sci-fi classic THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL on DVD &
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One of the greatest sci-fi classic films of all time finally gets the special edition treatment it deserves before the remake hits theaters. Where were you on THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD? Hopefully you'll be in stores grabbing this new special edition DVD December 2, 2008!


Academy Award®-Winning Director Robert Wise's Original Masterpiece Lands Onto Blu-Ray Disc And DVD December 2 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Packed With Out-Of-This-World Bonus Material, Including An Exclusive First Look At The New Movie THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Starring Keanu Reeves And Jennifer Connelly

CENTURY CITY, CALIF.The fate of the world hangs in the balance when a mysterious alien and his robot land on Earth in THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, debuting as a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc (BD) and two-disc DVD on December 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by two-time Academy Award®-winning* director Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, West Side Story) and starring Oscar®-winner** Patricia Neal (Hud) and Michael Rennie (Les Miserables), this 1951 classic story of hope and peace is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential and thought-provoking science-fiction films of all time and can now be seen like never before – in high definition.

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Special Edition BD will contain two never-before-seen, high-definition BD exclusive features: "Gort Command!," an arcade-style shooting gallery game and "Interactive Theremin: Create Your Own Score," where viewers can re-score the film's opening sequence. Both the BD and DVD versions of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Special Edition feature all-new and exclusive bonus materials including legendary composer and Academy Award®-winner*** Bernard Herrmann's isolated score; film and sci-fi featurettes – including a "Making Of The Day The Earth Stood Still" and "Decoding Klaatu Barada Nikto: Science Fiction As A Metaphor" – an audio presentation of the original short story; commentaries from Robert Wise and other film and music historians; and more.

Arriving in time for the theatrical release of its 2008 remake starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) and Academy Award® winner**** Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Special Edition Blu-ray Disc will be available for $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada and the two-disc DVD will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S. / $21.98 Canada. Pre-book is November 5.

A spaceship lands in Washington D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son befriend him…and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

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