Details have emerged regarding the DVD/Blu-Ray release of "Super 8". You can find a press release below outlining what will be on each disc. I don't see anything regarding the viral marketing or things of that nature as being part of the disc which is a little disappointing. I was hoping to see everything that went into the marketing of the film, but I guess if I really wanted to I could just go back and re-read this site.

You can pre-order the DVD here.

Thanks again to everyone that came here for all your Super 8 news over the last year or so, I really appreciate it. If Abrams and company decide to do another film with this kind of marketing, you can be sure I'll be all over it.

Called "this year's most thrilling movie" (Richard Corliss, Time), writer/director J.J. Abrams' (Star Trek) breathtaking adventure SUPER 8 debuts in a Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy November 22, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Produced by Amblin, Bad Robot and Academy Award® winner* Steven Spielberg, the exhilarating story follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town who witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. When they realize that it was no accident, they set out to find the truth—something more shocking than any of them could have imagined. Combining action, humor and heart, the film features outstanding performances from a fresh young cast including Elle Fanning (Somewhere), Gabriel Basso ("The Big C"), Zach Mills (Kit Kittredge: An American Girl) and newcomers Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee, along with veteran actors Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights") and Ron Eldard ("Blind Justice").

The SUPER 8 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy includes more than two hours of enthralling special features including eight behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the origins of the story, the casting, the locations, the music, the impact of 8mm film and more; an in-depth deconstruction of the breathtaking train crash; interviews with cast and crew including J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg; deleted scenes; and commentary by J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong. SUPER 8 will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

SUPER 8 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy

The SUPER 8 Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Digital Copy is presented in English 2.0 Stereo with no subtitles. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contents are as follows:


Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong
Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
-The Dream Behind Super 8
-The Search for New Faces
-Meet Joel Courtney
-Rediscovering Steel Town
-The Visitor Lives
-Scoring Super 8
-Do You Believe in Magic?
-The 8mm Revolution
Deconstructing the Train Crash
Deleted Scenes


Feature Film
Digital Copy

SUPER 8 will also be available in a single disc DVD presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description with English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following:

Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong
The Dream Behind Super 8
The Visitor Lives


Street Date: November 22, 2011
Pricing: $29.99 U.S. (DVD)
$39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Runtime: 111 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use
Canadian Rating: 14A for frightening scenes, violence and coarse language

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Gonna Be Mint!

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Looks like the "Super 8" marketing machine isn't quite done yet. The movie still hasn't come out in all markets yet so new sites are still popping up. Check out for an interactive version of Joe's Desk with hidden things all over it. For example, double click on the locket to see a video of Joe's mom.

So what else have you guys found on this site?

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Letter Discovered in Minker Grave

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Head on over to the revalistic site to see what Josh uncovered in his father's grave... (hint: it wasn't his father). There is a portion of a letter that was found in a box that was buried where his body should have been. Check it out. In order to access it you need to go to the "/explaination" part of the site and use password BXTSLWK729

Thanks Franko for the tip.

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And the Device is…

If you saw the latest print out on the STIES site you've no doubt seen that we now know what the "device" is in the terminal... 1912. If you enter that into the area asking for the device you get the following message:

If you are seeing this, it means you got the cube, and I can truly rest in peace. So can your father. I wish I didn’t have to lie to you about him but I had to make sure the cube would be safe. It was his last wish of me. And now you can know the truth. His grave is in Lillian, Ohio. Behind the toolshed. You’ll find what you’re looking for there.

Looks like most of the pieces are starting to wrap up... I hope some things continue through the release of the DVD, but we'll have to wait and see.

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Sorry guys, I'm on vacation and don't have Photoshop on my laptop to make a smaller image to display here, but if you click the link below you'll find a new post on the Scariest Thing I Ever Saw (STIES) website. I'll get an image up myself when I get home later in the week. Hope you all enjoyed the movie!!

New post on STIES

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