Fox Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray/DVD ($39.99) releases of Rise of the Planet of the Apes for December 13th. Extras on the Blu-ray release will include a commentary by Director Rupert Wyatt, a second commentary by Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, 12 deleted scenes, featurettes (“Pre-vis for The Future”, “Capturing Caesar – Script to Screen”, “Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis”, “Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene”, “A New Generation of Apes”, “Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries”, “Breaking New Sound Barriers: The Music and Sound Design of Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Ape Facts, a Character Concept Art Gallery, and Three Theatrical Trailers.
“James Franco (127 Hours) stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist living in San Francisco trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. After a test subject’s baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own with his Alzheimer-stricken father (John Lithgow; “Dexter”). What begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem for Will, as Caesar is taken away from him and forced to live in a primate facility. As Caesar’s intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.“