Wow, summer really is over, isn’t it? It seems like just yesterday that everyone was debating whether Pacific Rim was a success or not. I’m glad that it’s going to be available relatively soon on home video, because that’s how I prefer to see blockbusters these days. I don’t need 3-D and the super-loud sound system (although I could replicate both at home, if I wanted). Instead, I want the ability to relax in more comfortable seating and truly enjoy the film.
I’ve gone from not caring about the movie to being curious about it, thanks to the fan discussions (and art) on Tumblr. Anything that can spawn that kind of interest, particularly in the supporting characters, might be worth seeing.
As you probably know, Pacific Rim can be summed up as giant robots fight giant Japanese-influenced monsters (known as kaiju). The robots require two pilots, and Earth’s survival depends on “a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)” teaming up as “mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse”.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will have three versions available on October 15 — the Blu-ray combo pack (with DVD, list price $35.99), the 3-D Blu-ray combo pack (list $44.95), and the two-disc special edition DVD (list $28.98) — and all come with UltraViolet digital copies. The movie will also be available to buy for digital download.
Special Features will be mostly the same on all editions. There’s an audio commentary by director and co-writer Guillermo del Toro, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and these features:
- Drift Space
- The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim
- The Shatterdome
- Focus Points
The Blu-rays also have a Directors’ Notebook feature. Here’s a trailer for the release. Aren’t those effects amazing?