Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within DVD extras announced

[08.13.01] » Bonus material may be more thrilling than most expect.

   While the first announcement concerning the home version of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within gave eager fans a street date to fixate upon, many were left wondering what would be included in the double-DVD edition of the movie. Any curiosity can now be laid to rest, as Columbia-TriStar Home Entertainment has revealed all the bonus material to be included in the package, which is listed below. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is scheduled to arrive in stores October 23 with a suggested retail price tag of $29.95.

Disc One

  • Two feature-length commentaries:

  • - Co-director (Motonori Sakakibara), sequence supervisor (Hiroyuki Hayashida), sets & props lead artist (Tatsuro Maruyama), Phantom supervisor (Takao Noguchi)
    - Animation director (Andy Jones), editor (Chris S. Capp), stagingdirector (Tani Kunitake)
  • Isolated score with commentary by composer Elliot Goldenthal
  • Storyboard/Playblast selects of the film with optional filmmaker commentary or subtitled factoids
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Interactive animated menus, featuring CGI introductions created by Square Pictures
  • Scene selections with motion images
  • Production notes
  • Disc Two

    • Original interactive documentary - The Making of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.  Dig deeper and link-out to information pods which spotlight:

    • - Final Fantasy Thriller Music Video
      - Alternate opening sequence
      - Mini-movie: Aki's Dream
      - Trailer exploration
    • Multiple workshops including:

    • - Seven in-depth character files
      - Three vehicle scale comparisons (Bandit, Quatro, Black Boa)
      - Two face wraps (Aki, Dr. Sid)
      - Character morphs
      - Compositing builds
      - Matte art exploration
      - Sets and props
    • Final Fantasy Shuffler: Become the filmmaker by re-editing a pivotal scene from the film.  Complete the edit and play back your final cut.
    • Interactive animated menus
    • DVD-ROM exclusive interactive film exploration

    • - Includes complete screenplay
      - Virtual tour of Square Pictures
      - Screensaver
      - Weblinks

    Additional Specifications

  • Digitally mastered audio & video
  • 1.85:1 aspect ratio (anamorphic for widescreen TVs)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and Dolby Surround 2.0 (French)
  • English and French subtitles
  • Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence
  • Color
  • Closed-Captioned
  • 106 minutes

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