It’s Unclear If ‘World War Z’ Home Video Will Carry Alternate Ending…

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EW has first word on the home video release of World War Z, Brad Pitt’s hit zombie apocalypse epic, which will debut on Blu-ray and other home-viewing formats on September 17.

The action-thriller was envisioned as a trilogy, and after grossing $474 million around the world, Pitt can expect another date with the dead, says the site. The Blu-ray Combo will include an unrated cut of the film and several featurettes. “I’m really excited for fans to see the new unrated version of World War Z on Blu-ray,” said Pitt, in a statement. “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.

They also note that Z was subjected to some on-the-fly rewriting and the original ending was completely abandoned, and that it will be interesting to see if portions of those scenes are restored in the unrated cut, or if Pitt & Co. discuss those decisions in the extras. No official word on if they will be included, although specs are revealed.

For fans who can’t wait until Sept. 17, World War Z will become available as a digital-download a week earlier, Sept. 10. Click below for a description of the Blu-ray extras.

Blu-ray
-Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
-“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.
-WWZ: Production
-“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.

DVD
-Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)

  • undertaker78

    Loved this movie. I’ll definitely be picking up the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack.

  • djblack1313

    i really liked it a lot too. i DO like Lindelof’s quieter/more horror (in tone/ambiance/etc) ending but i’m dying to see the filmed original ending!! and i do think Pitt is a good actor in the very few movies i’ve ever seen him in (12 MONKEYS, SEVEN, WWZ) but the BR/DVD cover sucks. sucks big time. i wonder if what’s in the “unrated” cut i significant or not. either way BRING ON THE SEQUEL!!

  • doomas10

    The film was awesome! Good to see the unrated edition on the home market! I have already pre ordered this! Small detail, BP never used a gun in the film! And the cover has him holding an assault rifle. Lol