Saturday, October 31, 2009

"9" DVD Details and Sweepstakes

The DVD and Blu-ray of Shane Acker's 9 are currently scheduled to be released in North America on December 29th, 2009 (though it's possible that it may be released earlier to maximize on holiday season sales).

The DVD will contain the following special features:

- Audio Commentary by Director Shane Acker, Animation Director Joe Ksander, Head of Story Ryan O’Loughlin, Editor Nick Kenway
- 9 (the original short)
- 9 – The Long and the Short of It Featurette
- The Look of 9 Featurette
- Acting Out Featurette

The Blu-ray version will include the same bonus materials, as well as:

- On Tour with Shane Acker
- BD-Live
- U-Control
- My Scenes Sharing

As part of the upcoming home video release of 9, there will be a massive sweepstakes competition: Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be offering fans the opportunity to win up to $100,000.

Starting November 18th and until December 29th, the distributor will be giving away numerous prizes, including HDTVs, Netbooks and Blu-ray players (two apiece to winners). Universal will also be distributing a $100,000 check to just one lucky winner. The intent of the prize is for the winner to use that money in some way to better the world, such as a donation to charities.

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