If you have not seen Moon yet, then your chance to finally watch this Duncan Jones masterpiece is right around the corner! The DVD and Blu-ray for the film will hit the street on January 12th 2010. Not only will you get to see the film, but there are going to be some great special features that will be worth watching. Moon was one of my favorite movies this year. Sam Rockwell gave the best performance of his career in it, and I hope to hell he gets nominated for an Oscar! I'm really looking forward to seeing this film again.
Check out the official Press release below:
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (November 9, 2009) – Sam Rockwell (Frost/Nixon, upcoming Iron Man 2) must confront himself in the psychological sci-fi thriller MOON, debuting on Blu-rayTM and DVD January 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the near future, astronaut Sam Bell (Rockwell) is getting ready to return home to Earth from his station on the Moon when things take an eerie turn. Featuring the voice of two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (Best Supporting Actor, The Usual Suspects, 1995; Best Actor, American Beauty, 1999) as Sam’s only companion, the on-base computer “Gerty,” MOON is an updated classic sci-fi film about a lonely astronaut stationed on the far side of the Moon struggling to find his purpose in life. The extensive special features include two commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of MOON and creation of the visual effects, as well as Q&A sessions from screenings at the Science Center and Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for four Spike TV Scream Awards, winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and an official selection at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics’ MOON will be available on Blu-ray™ for $37.95 SRP and DVD for $27.96 SRP.
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, 1999 Best Actor, American Beauty), as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. The 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.
MOON is directed by Duncan Jones (Whistle) and written by Nathan Parker (upcoming Blitz) and Duncan Jones. Trudie Styler (Snatch) and Stuart Fenegan (Too Much Too Young) serve as producers.
Blu-ray™ and DVD Special Features Include:
* Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones, Director of Photography Gary Shaw, Concept Designer Gavin Rothery and Production Designer Tony Noble
* Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones and Producer Stuart Fenegen
* “The Making of MOON”
* Creating the Visual Effects – A Visual Effects Making of piece that includes: “CG Tour of the Moon Base,” “Cloning Sam” and “The Rovers”
* Science Center Q&A with Director Duncan Jones
* Filmmaker’s Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival