Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Docks On Blu-ray On March 31st, Extras Revealed
Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Docks On Blu-ray On March 31st, Extras Revealed
While the Playlist team debated the best format to see Christopher Nolan‘s ambitious and flawed “Interstellar,” the semi-hysteria over the sound mix and whether or not watching the movie in something other than 70mm was a crime seems a bit silly now. At the end of the day, we’re all going to be watching the film again on inadequately sized, grain free television sets, where “Interstellar” will only be viewed in a fraction of its big screen majesty. I’m kidding, but perhaps now that the hype has died down, we’ll have another chance to assess Nolan’s big sci-fi flick.
Warner Bros. has announced that “Interstellar” will dock on Blu-ray on March 31st. The extras are plentiful and detailed below, but perhaps the most nerd-tastic little bauble to come with each set is a cell from the IMAX prints of the movie. Whether you turn it into an anklet or take it out once in a while and hold it up to the light and give it a good squinting? That’s up to you. Check out the plethora of extras below and let us know if this is a must-buy for you. [Rope Of Silicon]
The Science of Interstellar – 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 their Interstellar experience.