Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is coming to Blu-ray in December

Although it wasn’t as loved as much as Neil Blomkamp’s DISTRICT 9, I think most people were pretty pleased with his follow up, ELYSIUM (click the link to read our review).  It was a nice way to close out the summer blockbuster season, but in case you missed it at theaters, you can pick it up on December 17th.  Special features are listed below.

ELYSIUM official synopsis: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.  ELYSIUM stars Mat Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Talisa Soto, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Diego Luna.

Elysium Blu-ray

Special features on the Blu-ray include:

Extended Scene

Visions of 2154 – An interactive exploration of the art and design of Elysium.

The Journey to Elysium:

            Envisioning Elysium This pre-production diary explores all facets of pre-production

            Capturing Elysium – With production in Vancouver, Mexico, and on huge green screen stages, the challenge of filming was nothing short of massive.  The filmmakers and cast discuss the journey through the film’s production.

            Enhancing Elysium – This post-production diary explores the editing process

In Support of Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium – An in-depth look at the process of shooting visual effects scenes and incorporating CGI environments and vehicles into those scenes in post-production.

The Technology of 2154 – From independently functioning Droids to next-generation military tech that gives humans machine-enhanced power, get insight from the filmmakers on the technology of Elysium.

Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium- Meet the dynamic cast and get insight into how they prepared for their roles.

Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky – A look at designing and creating the utopian space station.

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