Anyone who saw "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" this summer knows that one of the best parts of the film was Andy Serkis' incredible performance as sentient and revolutionary chimpanzee, Caesar. There has even been early talk of Serkis deserving Academy recognition for his work. Heck, even the stars of the film said the reason to see the film is Serkis and the rest of the apes.
The DVD and Blu-ray powers that be must have been paying attention to all the Serkis buzz because they've created an all-Serkis featurette for the "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" DVD and Blu-ray, out Dec. 13, and we've got your exclusive first look right here. Check out the video below to see "The Genius Of Andy Serkis."
"He really brought a lot of depth to the character," says writer/producer Richard Jaffa, over awesome footage of Serkis' acting in a side-by-side comparison of his raw performance and the finished film. "Once he's in it, he's in it and goes through this incredible transformation."
"The Devil's Double" is an impressive feat on a lot of levels, but there's no doubt that it's the work of actor Dominic Cooper as two wildly different roles — the psychotic son of Saddam Hussein, Uday, and his reluctant body double, Latif Yahia — that absolutely sells the movie. Even though the acting effort was a fantastic success on Cooper's part, there were some initial doubts about how the "Devil's Double" production team would be able to pull it off.
"Even as I was writing this, I was thinking, 'I don't know how the f--- we're going to do this,'" confesses writer Michael Thomas in this exclusive clip from the "Devil's Double" DVD, in stores on Tuesday (November 22). "How are you going to get a performance out of one guy, then another performance out of the same guy at the same time, when they're in practically every single scene?"
Who can forget the classic chuckle-fest that was David Lynch's hallucinogenic portrait of the American small town, "Blue Velvet"? Turn out, it was a blast to make.
In this exclusive outtakes featurette from the upcoming extra-loaded Blu-ray release of the 1986 classic, we get to the see the lighter side of a movie that begins with the discovery of a severed human ear. The 25th Anniversary Blu-ray, which is available in stores today (November 8), includes an interesting bloopers reel from the feel film.
The "Blue Velvet" Blu-ray is packed with a ton of extras worth checking out. In addition to the bloopers reel, the release offers 50 minutes of previously unreleased deleted scenes. These include one of David Lynch's favorite scenes that never was, in which a woman lights her nipples on fire. Oh, "Blue Velvet," up to your same old tricks 25 years later!
"Blue Velvet" is available on Blu-ray today (November 8).
What did you think of the bloopers? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
Working on a J.J. Abrams production isn't all secrets and mystery; there's also a lot of joking going on too. "Super 8" cast members Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee and Riley Griffiths shared their memories from working with the notoriously secretive director in this exclusive behind the scenes clip from the upcoming Blu-ray, hitting stores on November 22.
The clip also shares with us a peek of Abrams giving his young stars Courtney and Elle Fanning direction during a scene from this past summer's homage to the early films of producer Steven Spielberg. "J.J. is super nice," Courtney told cameras for the clip. "He's very interactive in his directing, and he knows what he wants."
Director James Mangold might be known more today for his big-budget fare like "Knight and Day" and his next film, "The Wolverine" with Hugh Jackman, but in 1997, he was just a few years out of film school and putting together his second feature film "Cop Land." The modern day western touted an impressive cast of Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Sylvester Stallone, who packed 40 pounds to play the half-deaf Sheriff Freddy Heflin.
A new Blu-ray edition of "Cop Land" arrived in stores just this week, and Mangold spoke with MTV News to look back on his second film more than a decade later.
If we're to trust Ryan Gosling, the secret to successfully picking up a woman is being a weirdo without hinting that you're going to kill her. It may not seem like the most sound advice for seducing the hottest girl in the bar, but who are we to question Gosling?
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the "Crazy, Stupid, Love" Blu-ray, out in stores today (November 1), Gosling shares the secrets he learned while playing the tutoring Lothario, Jacob, who teaches the newly single Cal, played by Steve Carell, how to reclaim his manhood.
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today (November 1, 2011).
Would Gosling's techniques actually work? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
When I suggested that another "Harry Potter" complete DVD boxed set was on its way in the next year or so, I wasn't very far off. Warner Bros might be making a big deal of the fact that "Harry Potter" DVDs are being taken off shelves starting December 29, but they won't be gone forever. In fact, one head honcho over at WB says that yes, there will be a new even better special edition boxed set of all eight "Potter" DVDs due out by the end of 2012.
Entertainment Weekly chatted with Warner Bros's senior VP and general manager of their theatrical catalog Jeff Baker, who says that execs at WB are planning on a new boxed set focused on special features due out next year.
"There is discussion internally about aggregating assets from all of these films over the last decade and adding some new things -- we’ve never done an Ultimate Edition on the final two films -- and doing some grand kind of piece," he says. "It could be the end of 2012 or the beginning of ’13."
All "Harry Potter" DVDs are being pulled from store shelves at the end of the year, heading into Warner Bros.' vault for an as-yet-unknown length of time.
Fans are understandably frustrated by the news — first, no more new "Potter" movies, and now we can't even buy the old ones anymore? — but perhaps there's a silver lining to be found. If there is, there's no one better to identify it than some of the top "Potter" experts and movie commentators floating around the blogosphere. We reached out to NextMovie's Breanne Heldman, Hypable's Andrew Sims and MTV's very own Terri Schwartz for their thoughts on the latest "Potter" news.
Today is a great day for Blu-Ray collectors! The "Jurassic Park" trilogy is now available in all its dino-tastic, awesome old school special effects glory. It's hard to believe that the original "Jurassic Park" came out almost 20 years ago, I remember the trauma/delight of that moviegoing experience like it was yesterday...
To celebrate this excellent event, MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with a few of the film's key players: Ariana Richards (aka Lex) and the multiple award-winning FX masterminds Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant. Check out the video below to see what they had to say about their favorite scenes and what the experience meant to them.
"I love revisiting the kitchen scene because it was so intense and I always found it one of the most frightening scenes to watch," Richards said of the scene that sticks out the most in her memory. "There was a moment in there where I needed to save my brother from being killed by one of these things and Steven [Spielberg] came over to me and said, 'Ariana, just scare us. Just let loose.' And I did, and I didn't know I could do it, but he brought things out of me that I didn't know I had."
The Boy Who Lived won't be living on store shelves for much longer.
It's hard to deny that there's a big market for the "Harry Potter" film franchise. The final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," went on to gross $380.5 million domestic and $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing "Potter" movie to date. But less than a month and a half after "Part 2" hits DVD and Blu-Ray on November 11, Warner Bros is going to put all the "Potter" films on moratorium until an unannounced future date.
Can we be the first blog to dub this the "Gringotts Vault" after Walt Disney's "Disney Vault"?