The Day the Earth Stood Still
Ever wanna just lay waste to your surroundings, or even the surroundings of a good friend or enemy? Then Fox Home Entertainment has the perfect way for you to get out your aggression!
Reviewed by Nomad Starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith Directed by Scott Derrickson
I wish I could say the list of horror DVDs for Tuesday, December 2nd, was X-cellent or X-traordinary, but unfortunately it contains both X-Files movies so I just can’t. Still, there’s some good stuff due tomorrow...
Tomorrow a brand new edition of the original 1951 masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still will street on both a standard def 2-disc and a Blu-ray Special Edition. That’s a good reason to smile. Another is an exclusive clip from one of the featurettes on the DVD that the folks at 20th Century Fox were kind enough to drop in our laps for you enjoyment!
Before you can say Klaatu Barada Nikto, the remake of the 1951 classic The Day the Earth Stood Still will be in theatres, but Fox Home Entertainment is poised to give the original some small screen loving.
On December 16th, The Asylum is set to release The Day The Earth Stopped, their mockbuster version of Fox's big budget The Day The Earth Stood Still remake starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly opening on December 12th. At least that was the plan. I know from my communications with past Asylum employees that they've raised the ire of Hollywood studios before, but never before has it led to legal action - until now.
If you missed the extended clip (more of a montage, really) for The Day the Earth Stood Still remake that played during Fox's recent re-airing of the “Fringe” pilot, no worries! JoBlo’s got your hook-up and, like good aliens are supposed to do, is sharing it with the world. Scroll down to check it out!
I know, I know, The Day the Earth Stood Still isn’t exactly horror -- in fact most would argue it’s about as sci-fi as one can get -- but I couldn’t help it; this trailer is actually way better than I expected it to be. Just watch it and feel free to bitch me out below. The remake opens everywhere on December 12th.