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343 Industries and Microsoft Studios send us information on their upcoming DVD and BLu-Ray release of "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn". The film is based on the popular X-Box game and will be distributed by Anderson Merchandisers.
Special Features on the DVD and Blu-Ray include Over 60 Minutes of Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Storyline Vignettes, Audio Commentary by 343 Industries, Audio Commentary by Director Stewart Hendler, Concept Art, Visual Effects Models and Easter Eggs and More.
"Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" hits DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4th.
343 Industries and Microsoft Studios proudly announce the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital release of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn on Dec. 4, 2012.The title will be distributed by Anderson Merchandisers and Anderson Digital for the Blu-Ray/DVD and digital releases respectively.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a live-action digital series based on the bestselling Xbox franchise that brings a brand new “Halo” story to life on a scale never before seen in the “Halo” universe. The story is unfolding weekly through a series of five episodes, setting the stage for the worldwide launch of “Halo 4” on Nov. 6.
Created in partnership with top Hollywood talent from film, television and new media, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” delivers an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leading into the events of “Halo 4,” the biggest entertainment event of 2012.
"This film has a TV-14 rating, and deals with some pretty grim subjects, but in the framework of the Halo universe. Our intent was to make it "feel" like the same tone as the game, but with perhaps more emphasis on grittier, more human concepts, given the medium." – Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director for 343 Industries.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is available now exclusively online at Machinima Prime (http://Youtube.com/MachinimaPrime), and Halo Waypoint (http://halo.xbox.com/ForwardUntoDawn). An extended 90-minute streamed version of the series will be available as part of the "Halo 4" Limited Edition on Nov. 6.
With the release of the Blu-Ray and DVD on Dec. 4, fans will be able to enjoy the entire film uninterrupted, plus the complete collection of bonus footage –including over 60 minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Synopsis of the Film:
Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of cadets are training to be the next generation of leaders in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry.
As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and threatens to destroy everything he knows. When Lasky is rescued by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero. “Halo” fans who experience Lasky’s thrilling origin story in “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will be rewarded with special insights into the story of “Halo 4” and the “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” experience.
Bonus Features Information:
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Blu-Ray and DVD offer the Complete Collection of Bonus Features including:
- Over 60 Minutes of Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
- Storyline Vignettes
- Audio Commentary by 343 Industries
- Audio Commentary by Director Stewart Hendler
- Concept Art, Visual Effects Models
- Easter Eggs and More!
The film will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on Dec. 4, 2012 at an SRP of $28.99 and $22.99 for the DVD.
In addition, the film will be available Digitally on Dec. 4, 2012 for rental and purchase.