Eco-friendly isn’t normally a word we’d associate with the traditionally wasteful Hollywood filmmaking process, but with the eco-conscious ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ due for release on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, we may have to reconsider. Temporarily, at least.
Granted, the remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s difficult not to acknowledge Fox’s commitment to go green. With the studio’s parent company News Corp. pledging to be entirely carbon neutral by next year, TDTESS was Fox’s first, and rather successful, green effort- appropriate for a film which is essentially about aliens upset with how the human race have mistreated the Earth’s eco-system.
Along with all the standard features that are packaged into DVD and Blu-Ray disks these days, the two-disk TDTESS pack, available to rent or buy today, includes an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the environmentally conscious set, as well as a detailed commentary on re-imagining the 1950s anti-nuke classic.