Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced release dates for ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (October 2) and ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ (November 20) on Blu-ray Disc. The fourth Die Hard film will hit store shelves day-and-date with the ‘Die Hard Trilogy’ on Blu-ray, offering evidence the catalog Die Hard films will not be sold individually.
‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ will include hours of bonus content:Extended / Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary by director Tim Story), a full length Making Of documentary, Family Bonds: The Making of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer documentary, Sentinel of the Spaceways: Comic Book Origins of The Silver Surfer featurette, The FantastiCar: State of the Art featurette, The Power Cosmic special effects featurette, Character Design With Spectral Motion featurette, Scoring the Fantastic featurette, Interactive FantastiCar concept images gallery, Theatrical Trailers, Still Galleries (Behind the Scenes / Characters / Concept Art), and two exclusive high definition BD-Java bonus features: Who Dares Defy Galactus?, Fox’s first multi-player strategy game, and a Saving The World One Question At A Time trivia game. Fox descriptions of each BD-J feature are below.
Who Dares Defy Galactus? challenges players to an intergalactic battle through a galaxy comprised of 30 planets, 10 of which are colonized and have varying levels of life force. Players compete against each other as either Galactus, who must find the live planets and consumer their energy, or The Silver Surfer, who must find the live planets and defend them against Galactus. If Galactus is victorious, additional solar systems are unlocked and the battle for live planets rages on. If The Silver Surfer defeats Galactus, the power cosmic never dies and will be waiting to consume more planets when players begin the game again.
Fans of The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine will be put to the test to compete for Fantastic Four knowledge supremacy in the Saving The World One Question At A Time interactive, pop-up trivia game. Contestants must correctly answer a series of trivia questions related to the Fantastic Four film and Marvel comic book franchise in order to defend Earth from Galactus” ravenous appetite. A chain of illuminated planets are aligned on the bottom of the television screen. If players fail to answer trivia questions correctly to deter Galactus, one-by-one the planets will fall dark until the World as we know it is destroyed.
‘Live Free or Die Hard’ includes a Die Hard music video by Guyz Nite, a Making Of documentary, actor and director commentaries and the exclusive high definition BD-Java multi-level strategy game Black Hat Intercept!.
Black Hat Intercept! begins with a warning from “The Warlock” (cult-classic writer, producer and director Kevin Smith) that a computer virus has been placed inside an unwitting Internet companies” mainframe by the infamous cyber-terrorist, Thomas Gabriel. As the team leader from inside the surveillance van, players must guide an agent into the building, outwit the building’s security systems and personnel without being detected and then wipe the hard drive clean before the virus destroys the U.S.
The ‘Die Hard Trilogy’ will include deleted scenes, featurettes, actor and director commentaries, visual effect breakdowns, alternate endings, side-by-side comparisons and other unidentified extras most likely pulled off one of the various DVD sets.
All these releases will be authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression and presented on 50 GB dual-layer discs with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound. Fox will also continue supporting D-Box compatible motion sensor cues found on their earlier Blu-ray Disc titles.