Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the details for the 3D Blu-ray and 2D Blu-ray release of Pixels, the action-adventure comedy from director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), which will go on sale in the US from October 27th.
The film is produced by Happy Madison, Adam Sandler’s production company and is based on the sort film by Patrick Jean. Sandler stars in the film alongside Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Sean Bean and Brian Cox. Pixels has so far grossed $197million worldwide .
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth using games like PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, 80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler) to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Special Features will include:
–Q*Bert – The adorable digital bit hopper comes to life in PIXELS!
–Dojo Quest – A look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa.
–Game On Music Video by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features are set to include:
–Dolby Atmos Audio (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)
–The Creator of the Machine – PAC-MAN creator Toru Iwatani was on-set and had a cameo, we hear from him about his experience and his take on PIXELS.
–The Space Invader – The winner of an arcade contest had a walk on role in the film.
–PAC-MAN – A detailed look at the PAC-MAN action sequence. From Mini Coopers and stunts to visual effects, see how –PAC-MAN chomps his way into real life.
–Donkey Kong – See the cast perform stunts on a giant reconstruction of the classic platform game and watch as —–Donkey Kong goes from bits to BIG.
–Centipede – The giant insect attack was the creation of visual and special effect planning as well as the patience of countless performers.
–Galaga – This 80’s arcade favorite leads the alien invasion, take an inside look at the attack on Guam.