For my money, Interstellar was one of the most impressive films to release last year. I'd even go so far as to say it's Christopher Nolan's best film, though I'll be the first to admit he's far from my favourite director.
It's an impeccably designed and presented cerebral blockbuster, so its fitting that its receiving a pretty stellar home video release. From March 30th 2015, you'll be able to get the film as a limited edition two-disk blu-ray Digibook including a 48 page book with information about the film.
Here's what that pack looks like.
Lovely stuff, though obviously I'm hoping that Digibook case is fairly sturdy and its not too difficult to prise out those films. This version is limited to 20,000 units in the UK (so not that limited) and the regular BR release contains the same extras. The first disk contains just the film, essential to maximise the bitrate for that 169 minute running time, with the second disk containing over three hours of extras. Check them out below:
- The Science ofInterstellar—Extended cut of the broadcast special.
- Plotting an Interstellar Journey—Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.
- Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.
- The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm.
- TARS and CASE—Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film.
- Cosmic Sounds—The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmer’s unforgettable score.
- The Space Suits—A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them.
- The Endurance—Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley.
- Shooting in Iceland: Miller’s Planet/Mann’s Planet—Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country.
- The Ranger and the Lander—A look at the other two spaceships in the film.
- Miniatures in Space—Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence.
- The Simulation of Zero-G—Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment.
- Celestial Landmarks—Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience.
- Across All Dimensions and Time—A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen.
- Final Thoughts—The cast and crew reflect back on theirInterstellarexperience.
- Theatrical Trailers
And here's some packaging for you.
There will also be a DVD just containing the film. And the cover will look very like the Blu-ray above. The high def releases also have a digital copy of the film but Interstellar will hit streaming services early on the 17th of March.
Get it on home video from the 30th of March 2015.