Take me to the Moon in January

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just added Moon to their release line-up, scheduling the film on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc to be available in January.

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth’s primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon. Alone with only the base’s vigilant computer Gerty (voiced by Oscar-Winner Kevin Spacey) as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. His only link to the outside world comes from satellite messages from his wife and young daughter. He longs to return home, but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home. “Moon” is an engrossing, intelligent sci-fi thriller that ranks with genre classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The DVD version will feature an anamorphic widescreen presentation of the film, complete with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

The Blu-Ray version offers up the film in 1080p high definition, with DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio tracks in a variety of languages.

Both versions feature the same bonus materials, including a Commentary Track with Writer/Director Duncan Jones, Director of Photography Gary Shaw, Concept Designer Gavin Rothery and Production Designer Tony Noble. A second Commentary Track will feature Writer/Director Duncan Jones and Producer Stuart Fenegan. The release will also contain the Short Film “Whistle” by Duncan Jones, as well as the Documentary ”The Making of Moon”, as well as the Featurette ”Creating the Visual Effects”. A Science Center Q&A with Director Duncan Jones and a Filmmaker’s Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival will round out the release.

You can take your own trip to the “Moon” on January 12 for $27.96 on DVD or $37.95 on Blu-Ray Disc.

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