20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is going retro on Blu-Ray when they will release The Day The Earth Stood Still in high definition this fall.
The Day The Earth Stood Still depicts the arrival of an alien dignitary, Klaatu (Michael Rennie), who has come to earth with his deadly robot, Gort (Lock Martin), to deliver the message that earthlings must stop warring among themselves–or else. After being shot at by military guards, Klaatu is brought to a Washington, D.C. hospital, where he begs a sympathetic but frank Major White (Robert Osterloh) to gather all the world’s leaders so he can tell them more specifically what he has come to warn them about. Losing patience, Klaatu slips into the human world, adapting a false identity and living at a boarding house where he meets a smart woman with a conscience and her inquisitive son. Both mother and son soon find themselves embroiled in the complex mystery of Klaatu, his message and the government’s witch hunt for the alien.
The release will feature the original fullframe presentation of the movie in 1080p high definition. The film will be accompanied by its original mono audio track, but in addition, Fox includes a DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio Lossless track also.
The studio has not yet released information about the bonus materials on the release but I think it is safe to assume that the majority of the extras previously found on the 2-disc Special Edition DVD will make their way to this release also.
The aliens will arrive on December 2 and you can get a front row set of the black&white spectacle for $34.99.