Blu-ray 3D, DVD, Digital Release: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 2, 2014; Digital Release Date: Nov. 11, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99, Blu-ray 3D $49.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Gary Oldman (Lawless), Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Keri Russell (Austenland) star in the science fiction action drama Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the second chapter in the recent reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise.

It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of survivors desperate to find a new source of power travel into the woods near San Francisco, they discover a highly evolved community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (Serkis). The two species form a fragile peace but dissention grows and the groups find themselves hurtling toward all-out war.

Fans and critics embraced Dawn, which grossed an ass-kicking $210 million at the domestic box office. This franchise ain’t monkeying around. I’ll be here all week…

Also being released on Blu-ray is the Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Warrior Collection, which includes both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The collection comes in a limited-edition, fiercely life-like replica bust of Caesar wearing his tribal war paint, designed by WETA, the special effects house responsible for bringing Caesar to life on film.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray boxThis set also includes a new 32-page booklet “Planet of the Apes: Building an Icon” that explores WETA’s creation of the Caesar replica, four ape collectible character cards, and more than 5 hours of special features.

Here’s a breakdown of the features that are included on the discs:

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes DVD
● Andy Serkis: Rediscovering Caesar
● 4 Galleries

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray
● Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Matt Reeves
● Journey to Dawn
● Andy Serkis: Rediscovering Caesar
● Humans and Apes: The Cast of Dawn
● The World of Dawn
● The Ape Community
● Move Like an Ape: An Artist s Artist’s Medium
● Weta and Dawn
● The Fight for a New Dawn
● Audio Commentary by Matt Reeves
● 4 Galleries


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.