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First Look at Unrated World War Z Blu-ray; Original Ending Included?

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First Look at World War Z Blu-ray; Original Ending Included?We nailed ourselves a look at the artwork and specs for the upcoming UNRATED World War Z Blu-ray and DVD, and the question continues to beckon… will we finally get to see the original last half of the film as an extra?

From the Press Release
“The suspense is killer!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic WORLD WAR Z, debuting on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and On Demand on September 17, 2013. The pandemic begins one week early on Digital September 10th. Due to overwhelming demand, the film has been digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and will be released in select IMAX theaters domestically for an exclusive one-week running beginning today.

Starring international superstar Brad Pitt and based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, WORLD WAR Z took audiences by storm and was hailed by critics as “thrilling, epic and spectacular” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) and the “most gratifying action spectacle in years!” (David Denby, The New Yorker). The tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. WORLD WAR Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the Zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.

“I’m really excited for fans to see the new unrated version of WORLD WAR Z on Blu-ray,” said producer and star Brad Pitt. “We were thrilled with the audience response to the film in theaters and wanted to give viewers even more of the action and intensity that they loved when they watch the film at home.”

WORLD WAR Z will be available on Blu-ray Combo or Blu-ray 3D Combo with an Unrated Cut packed with even more thrills and action too intense for theaters, along with the theatrical version of the film. The combo packs feature UltraViolet™ and boast in-depth looks at the making of the film, the seamless blending of practical and digital effects, the science behind the Zombie outbreak and much more. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray Special Features

  • Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
  • “Origins” — The filmmakers discuss collaborating with renowned actor/producer Brad Pitt to create a zombie film the likes of which have never been seen.
  • “Looking to Science” — Explore the scientific realities of zombie behavior in nature and learn more about zombies in literature and film.
  • WWZ: Production
  • “Outbreak” — Go on set with Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster for a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s breathtaking first attack in Philadelphia.
  • “The Journey Begins” — Delve deeper into Gerry’s fight for survival during the dramatic escape in South Korea.
  • “Behind the Wall” — Explore the epic scene in Jerusalem and discover the incredible logistics of creating the elaborate stunts and crowd sequences.
  • “Camouflage” — Experience the final confrontation between Gerry and the zombies and discover the phenomenal scope of the film’s production.

    DVD Special Features

  • Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)

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  • Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

    • theGoldenSimatar

      Personally I quite enjoyed the film and will be picking this up in 3D. Considering Marc Foster said in a few interviews they shot it for PG-13 I’m a bit dubious about the Unrated Version idea. However reading the breakdown of the original ending….that was fairly dark and probably wouldn’t have worked for a PG-13 film. At the same time however, they could have shot various scenes different ways some with blood; others without etc so they could just be substituting different edits.

      The only thing that I honestly want from this release is to have the original third act and related production materials about it.

    • aliensharkboy

      So, unrated just means extra CGI blood, maybe one use of the F word and a shot of Pitt’s nipple, right? Probably not worth it then.

      • frank_dracman

        You had me at Pitt’s nipple.

        • arandomthought

          must be really bad if that’s what you’re excited for.

      • Uncle Creepy

        Actually, you can say fuck once and still get a PG13. So maybe we’ll hear fuck twice?

        • Shambling_in_Bandages

          You’re saying that the film-makers will finally give two fucks about ‘World War Z’? :)