EXCLUSIVE: 'World War Z' Blu-ray Featurette 'Zombies'

Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar and science writer Carl Zimmer break down the herd mentality of the walking dead in director Marc Forster's thriller.

It's Brad Pitt against a world full of zombies in director Marc Forster's thriller World War Z, which will be available for purchase on Digital Download September 10 before debuting on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD September 17. We have an exclusive featurette that explores the hive mentality of these zombies. Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar and science writer Carl Zimmer explain how this aspect is taken from certain animals in nature, such as ants or termites, who work together to scale walls in a similar way that the undead manage to breach a wall in this action-thriller. Go behind-the-scenes to see early renderings of these pivotal sequences, and check out the special features details below.

Starring international superstar Brad Pitt and based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, World War Z took audiences by storm and was hailed by critics as "thrilling, epic and spectacular" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) and the "most gratifying action spectacle in years!" (David Denby, The New Yorker). The tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. World War Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the Zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.

Special Features:

  • Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
  • Origins-The filmmakers discuss collaborating with renowned actor/producer Brad Pitt to create a Zombie film the likes of which have never been seen.
  • Looking to Science-Explore the scientific realities of Zombie behavior in nature and learn more about Zombies in literature and film.
  • WWZ: Production
  • Outbreak - Go on set with Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster for a behind-the-scenes look at the film's breathtaking first attack in Philadelphia.
  • The Journey Begins - Delve deeper into Gerry's fight for survival during the dramatic escape in South Korea.
  • Behind The Wall - Explore the epic scene in Jerusalem and discover the incredible logistics of creating the elaborate stunts and crowd sequences.
  • Camouflage - Experience the final confrontation between Gerry and the Zombies and discover the phenomenal scope of the film's production.

World War Z was released June 21st, 2013 and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse. The film is directed by Marc Forster.


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  1. CelluloidDreams

    One film I add highly to my: "Worst Films of Summer 2013" list!! Very over-rated and laughable!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag