The thing about making a movie about Noah’s Ark is, you need a heck of a lot of animals. Although Darren Aronofsky used plenty of CGI to create the creatures of Noah, he also relied on high-tech animatronics to bring the Old Testament world to life. In this CraveOnline Exclusive clip you can see Aronofsky and his star Russell Crowe playing with these lifelike robots, and the hard work that went into making those creatures look like the real thing.
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Noah, co-starring Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Emma Watson (The Bling Ring) and Sir Anthony Hopkins (Thor), is now available on Digital HD and arrives on Blu-ray on July 29, 2014.
From the Press Release:
“One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, NOAH debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD July 15th. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) “action spectacular” (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal) is being hailed as “a fascinating achievement” (Eric Goldman, IGN) filled with “grit, grace and visual wonders [that] never cease” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). “Russell Crowe has simply never been better” (Pete Hammond, Movieline) as the title character who takes on the monumental task of building the legendary ark, saving the chosen few and surviving the great deluge. The film also stars Academy Award winners Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins and features Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth.
NOAH will be available in a Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD that includes over an hour of in-depth, behind-the-scenes special features that delve into bringing this epic story to the screen, filming on location in the exotic landscapes of Iceland, and the colossal undertaking of creating the massive, life-sized ark.
NOAH Blu-ray Combo Pack
The NOAH Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
- Feature film in high definition
- Iceland: Extreme Beauty
- The Ark Exterior: A Battle for 300 Cubits
- The Ark Interior: Animals Two By Two
- Feature film in standard definition
The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
NOAH Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.