While many were calling for World War Z to be one of the biggest flops of the summer, the film actually defied expectations and did respectable well at the box office. One of the things that likely helped turn around the box office for the film is that Brad Pitt heavily promoted the film, even making surprise appearances at early screenings. Now, Paramount has announced (via Entertainment Weekly) the details of their World War Z Blu-Ray release.
World War Z will be released on Blu-ray and other home-viewing formats on September 17, 2013. The most exciting news about the World War Z Blu-Ray is that it will include an unrated version of the film. In a statement, Brad Pitt said, "I’m really excited for fans to see the new unrated version of World War Z on Blu-ray. 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."
Given that there were lots of stories about rewrites and editing in regards to World War Z, there should be plenty of additional footage for the unrated version. Here are all the details on some extras that will be included on the Blu-Ray.
“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.
“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.