OVERVIEW: Sam Rockwell (Frost/Nixon, upcoming Iron Man 2) must confront himself in the psychological sci-fi thriller MOON, debuting on Blu-rayTM and DVD January 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the near future, astronaut Sam Bell (Rockwell) is getting ready to return home to Earth from his station on the Moon when things take an eerie turn. Featuring the voice of two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (Best Supporting Actor, The Usual Suspects, 1995; Best Actor, American Beauty, 1999) as Sam’s only companion, the on-base computer “Gerty,” MOON is an updated classic sci-fi film about a lonely astronaut stationed on the far side of the Moon struggling to find his purpose in life.
Nominated for four Spike TV Scream Awards, winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and an official selection at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival,
SYNOPSIS: Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth’s primary source of energy on the dark side of the Moon. Alone with only the base’s vigilant computer, Gerty (voiced by Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey, 1999 Best Actor, American Beauty), as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. The only link to the outside world comes from satellite messages from his wife and young daughter. He longs to return home but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home. MOON is an engrossing, intelligent sci-fi thriller that ranks with genre classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just flawless,
bringing to perfection special effects of the film. No complains
in this department. Not only the picture looks great in this
release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio in
English, Spanish, French and Portuguese that provides a good
complement to the picture. It also includes English, French,
Portuguese and Spanish
In terms of Special Features,
the Blu-ray it includes two commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of MOON and creation of the visual effects, as well as Q&A sessions from screenings at the Science Center and Sundance Film Festival.
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) 1080P
English French and Portuguese 5.1 DTS HD/Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish French and Portuguese.
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones, Director of Photography Gary Shaw, Concept Designer Gavin Rothery and Production Designer Tony Noble
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones and Producer Stuart Fenegen
“The Making of MOON”
Creating the Visual Effects - A Visual Effects Making of piece that includes: “CG Tour of the Moon Base,” “Cloning Sam” and “The Rovers”
Science Center Q&A with Director Duncan Jones
Filmmaker's Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival
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