Warner Bros. has announced the PACIFIC RIM Blu-Ray details – check it out! (Information from thedigitalbits.com)
Audio commentary by Guillermo del Toro
The Directors Notebook
3 documentary featurettes (Drift Space, The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim and The Shatterdome)
17 Focus Pointsfeaturettes and features (A Primer on Kaijus & Jaegers, Intricacy of Robot Design, Honoring The Kaiju Tradition, The Importance of Mass and Scale, Shatterdome Ranger Roll Call, Jaegers Echo Human Grace, Inside the Drift, Goth-Tech, Mega Sized Sets, Baby Kaiju Set Visit, Tokyo Alley Set Visit, Orchestral Sounds from the Anteverse, The Shatterdome (a Production Database), The Wall of Life/Rations, Excuse Me, Theft and “Catch You In The Drift, Dad”)
Deleted scenes (some 30 minutes worth according to del Toro in recent interviews)
In addition to the Blu-Ray 3D and DVD combo sets, there will also be a special Limited Edition Gift Set – check out the pictures below
With Pacific Rim at a $224 million worldwide box office haul, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, one question is on the minds of Del Toro Fans – how much is needed for a sequel?
All eyes now turn towards China, who many believe hold the fate of the Pacific Rim franchise – a monster weekend could very well mean that GDT fans will get to see a Pacific Rim 2. Todd Cunningham at The Wrap has an interesting article about China’s influence on the film’s future, saying that $50 million opening in China and a strong turn in Japan and Brazil could lift Pacific Rim to $300 million worldwide. Cunningham quotes BoxOffice.com editor-in-chief Phil Contrino as saying that would be enough to at least open a “discussion”.
Pacific Rim certainly has several factors in its favor – China has limited the releases in its country, giving Pacific Rim less competition, and also has the benefit of Crimson Typhoon – a Chinese Jaeger to stir patriotic interest. Also, China has a history of supporting giant robots – with Transformers: Dark of the Moon being one of the country’s all-time box office hits at $145 million.
Pacific Rim’s opens this weekend in China – check back here or follow us on Twitterat @deltorofilms for the latest updates.
You could say that PACIFIC RIM and “genre” fans were “drift compatible” opening weekend.
The term, meaning the “mind meld” compatibility of two Jaeger pilots, is indicative of a strong bond, and none was stronger than those who attended the weekend premiere of PACIFIC RIM. PACIFIC RIM earned $91 million on its opening weekend, good for #2 behind DESPICABLE ME 2 in worldwide gross. Fans took to Twitter and social media to voice their support for PACIFIC RIM, some declaring it the best film of 2013. Critics also stepped up in their support, giving PACIFIC RIM a 71% rating on rottentomatoes.com.
Despite the global success, PACIFIC RIM underperformed in the United States, falling to #3 domestically behind the Adam Sandler comedy GROWN UPS 2, a startling upset for die-hard GDT fans who have let their disappointment known online and are hoping for enough gross earnings to merit a sequel.
One thing is for certain – we have never seen a Guillermo Del Toro film quite like this.
It is the highest domestic gross weekend ever for a GDT film, outpacing a sequel of his own, HELLBOY 2 ($34,500) in 2005 – and deservedly so because everything about the film is HUGE. It is created to be seen on an IMAX screen in 3D – it is Guillermo’s preferred viewing of the film – and it is the only way to completely represent the massiveness of the Jaeger and kaiju, each nearly 25 stories tall in scale. The subtle details that Guillermo’s fans love are still there – from a flowering Kaiju tongue to biological specimens in jars – but without a doubt this film pulls his biggest punch (some would say a ROCKET punch).
And with genre film fans, the punch seems to have landed. A groundswell of support is being stirred up on the likes of Twitter as fans take to the internet to proclaim their love for Guillermo’s latest gift – we will have to wait until next weekend to see if the word-of-mouth has done the trick.
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The Faun was ordered to open the portals throughout the mortal world, Including a forest in Spain, one that has stood for thousands of years. It was there that the Faun took root, patiently awaiting the Princess’s return.
Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you the elegant Faun Statue. This amazing statue is digitally sculpted and cold cast using the finest quality synthetic polystone. A limited edition collectable, each hand-painted statue comes individually numbered and includes a matching certificate of authenticity.
Pre-Order this extremely Limited Edition Maquette here:
Join director GUILLERMO DEL TORO and screenwriter TRAVIS BEACHAM at a signing of Legendary Comics’ PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, the prequel graphic novel to Pacific Rim onWednesday June 12 at 5:30PM for one hour only at Meltdown Comics located at 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Written by Beacham and supervised by del Toro, PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO is a 112 page narrative, divided into three sections, that begins in 2013 and chronicles the very first time Earth is menaced by Kaiju – inhuman beasts that rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinguish all mankind! The book features pencils by Chris Batista, Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior and Geoff Shaw; inks by Matt Banning, Steve Bird, Pericles Junior, and Mark McKenna. The cover art was painted by Alex Ross.
Please, no outside items and the book must be purchased from Meltdown Comics. Line-up starts at 2:00 pm.
There is a PACIFIC RIM console coming soon but this brought the news that Reliance Games in association with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures will be releasing a mobile game based on this summer’s blockbuster PACIFIC RIM.
Also it was announced that Guillermo del Toro will take part in EA’s press conference at this year’s E3 on Tuesday.
“I invented a torture machine.” – Guillermo Del Toro
Warner Bros. has posted a new Pacific Rim featurette with a behind-the-scenes look at the “Robot Set” – a massive Jaeger “head” built on a moving platform.
DelToroFilms was fortunate enough to see this set first-hand and it was quite a sight: it was literally a sliced open Jaeger head on a hydraulic platform. An engineer controlled the hydraulics with a joystick, and when the actors weren’t getting shaken about, they had to coordinate their movements with the Jaeger. For example, as the “pilots” take a step, the set had to move in sync with that step to give it a realistic movement of a giant robot lunging its leg forward.
It gives you a great appreciation for the work done behind the camera. And if you were in the room as they filmed, it gave you chills – it was the next best thing to seeing a real Jaeger.