Constantine Coming to Blu-ray in October

Warner Home Video has announced the graphic novel adaptation of Constantine starring Keanu Reeves is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 14.

Constantine had been released on June 6, 2006 exclusively on HD DVD due to its In-Movie Experience picture-in-picture feature which, at the time, Blu-ray players were incapable of handling.

Constantine on Blu-ray will be presented in widescreen 2.4:1 1080p video and likely the identical 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track found on the HD DVD, though that is currently speculation only.

All the supplemental features found on the HD DVD have carried over to Blu-ray and are outlined below.

  • IME: During the feature, Director Francis Lawrence will lead an exploration of the plot, stunts, characters and filmmaking process of Constantine
  • Commentary by Francis Lawrence and Akiva Goldsman – Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Akiva Goldsman discuss the film scene by scene)
  • Commentary by Kevin Brodbin and Frank A. Cappello – Screenwriters Kevin Brodbin and Frank A. Cappello discuss the different written forms of Constantine
  • Channeling Constantine – An exploration of the ensemble cast)
  • Conjuring Constantine – A look at the comic book origins and how the story was brought to the screen)
  • Director’s Confessional – Francis Lawrence discusses the making of his first feature)
  • Collision with Evil – Revealing the process of creating the scavenger crash)
  • Holy Relics – The propmaster unveils Constantine’s arsenal)
  • Shotgun Shootout – The choreography of Constantine’s climactic gunfight)
  • Hellscape – Creating Constantine’s Hell)
  • Visualizing Vermin – A CG creature comes to life
  • Warrior Wings – Creating the half-breed’s wings
  • Unholy Abduction – From pre-production to post, Angela’s abduction is explained
  • Demon Face – A time-lapse look at creating the Demon Balthazar
  • Constantine’s Cosmology – Noted myths expert Phil Cousineau explores the origins of Constantine’s tale
  • Foresight: The Power of Pre-Visualization
  • Optional Commentary by Francis Lawrence -The preliminary process of creating shot by shot animatics for complex scenes
  • A Writer’s Vision – Screenwriter Frank A. Cappello explains an early animation he created to help him visualize aspects of Constantine
  • Deleted Scenes – Optional Commentary by Francis Lawrence
    • Chas bowls
    • Surveillance video
    • Border patrol
    • Hennessey’s apartment
    • Demonic tryst
    • Original Vermin attack
    • Background check
    • Password
    • Demonic escort
    • Constantine’s past
    • Light command
    • Last chance
    • Demon’s pardon
    • Alternate cemetery ending
  • Passive Music Video by A Perfect Circle
  • Teaser Trailer – HD
  • Theatrical Trailer- HD

Constantine on Blu-ray will carry an SRP of $28.99. Check back regularly for high resolution cover art and pre-order information.

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