Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that CHAPPiE, the sci-fi movie from District 9 and Elysium writer/director Neill Blomkamp, will be released digitally on May 29th, and then on Blu-ray and DVD on June 16th. Additional, all three of his movies will be available as the Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray.
Along with the movie, the DVD of CHAPPiE will include the featurette “We Are Tetravall,” in which stars Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, and Dev Patel talk about their characters and making the movie.
In additon, the Blu-ray will also include an alternate ending, an extended scene, a photo gallery, a digital copy of the movie, and eight more featurettes the press release describes thusly:
- “Chappie: The Streetwise Professor”: An inside look at Chappie and casting Copley to play the robot and his performance via motion capture.
- “Arms Race: The Weapons And Robots”: Get a deeper look at the real-world firepower tech and the design of the Scout robots & Moose.
- “Bringing Chappie To Life: The Visual Effects”: The film’s VFX artists discuss the pre-production design process.
- “From Tetra Vaal to Chappie”: An in-depth exploration of the scriptwriting process, the early concept design work and other aspects of pre-production.
- “Keep It Gangster”: A behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating an authentic South African gangster world featuring interviews with NINJA and ¥O-LANDI VI$$ER.
- “The Reality Of Robotics”: Discover present day robotics capabilities and next generation artificial intelligence, featuring an interview with Robotics Professor Wolfgang Fink.
- “Jozi: Real City And A Sci-Fi Setting”: Discover the history of the real world locations in the film and the role these setting played in the fictionalized version of Johannesburg.
- “Rogue Robot: Deconstructing The Stunts & Special Effects”: A look at the film’s high-action stunt sequences.
In addition, there’s also the Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray, which includes CHAPPiE, District 9, and Elysium. It is currently listed on Amazon for $50.38.