Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NEW FLASH: DVD & Blu-ray Release Date for Channing Tatum’s ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra’

Channing Tatum's ultimate elite fighting force hit the big screen to defend the world and ended up conquering it in the worldwide smash hit 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' , which earned over $280 million at the global box office, and Paramount Home Entertainment just confirmed the November 3rd DVD and Blu-ray release date I reported last month.

They're releasing a single DVD edition($19.99) along with 2-Disc DVD($24.99) and Blu-ray ($29.99) sets. The 2-Disc DVD and Blu-ray will also contain a digital copy, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.

The 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' two-disc Blu-ray and DVD will include the following features...

  • Digital copy of the film,

  • Commentary by director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay,

  • “The Big Bang Theory: The Making of G.I. JOE” Featurrette - Takes viewers behind-the-scenes for a look at how the filmmakers turned the perennially popular action figures into a summer blockbuster, and

  • “Next-Gen Action: The Amazing Visual FX and Design of G.I. JOE” Featurrette - Showcases the incredible work that went into creating over 1,650 visual effect shots and the challenges the filmmakers faced in bringing the world of G.I. JOE and COBRA to life, while immersing viewers in the incredible thrills and various FX challenges of the film’s major action sequences.

The single disc DVD includes the commentary, and the two-disc DVD and Blu-ray packages will also feature augmented reality technology that will allow owners to participate in an exclusive 3D holographic G.I. JOE combat experience, utilizing their webcams and a special website. Fans will be able to choose between SNAKE EYES and STORM SHADOW and battle against their enemies one-on-one in an immersive 3D video game.

The story of 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' revolves around a military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.). The team travels the world from the Egyptian desert to the polar ice caps and the streets of Paris in a high stakes pursuit of COBRA, an evil international organization threatening to use a technology that could bring the world to its knees. Armed with the coolest hi-tech gadgets and weapons, including jaw-dropping accelerator and camouflage suits, G.I. JOE is the last line of defense against those intent on world domination.

Directed by Stephen Sommers, the action-adventure stars Channing Tatum as Duke, Sienna Miller as The Baroness, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Marlon Wayans as Ripcord, Brendan Fraser as Gung Ho, Rachel Nichols as Scarlett, Karolina Kurkova as Cover Girl, Byung-Hun Lee as Storm Shadow, Dennis Quaid as Hawk, Christopher Eccleston as Destro, Arnold Vosloo as Zartan, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Heavy Duty, and Saïd Taghmaoui as Breaker.

Fans can CLICK HERE to pre-order 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' on Amazon.com.

You can also check out the action-packed high-definition trailer for the film in the 'G.I. Joe' Playlist of our Youtube Video Channel, and we have tons of photos from the film and press tour in the CTU Photo Gallery.

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