The DVD version of Reformat the Planet, 2 Player Productions' chiptunes-centric documentary, has been available through some obscure online channels since this past summer. However, folks hoping to receive it as a gift from a not-so-tech-savvy relative should have better luck in a couple of weeks when select retailers, including Amazon, will begin carrying the film starting December 7 -- making it much easier for Uncle Grandma to find the movie, wrap it and place it beneath your chosen holiday's gift-hiding object.

The DVD, which includes two discs' worth of bonus features, director's cuts and commentaries, will cost your beloved holiday shopper $25, which seems like a fairly reasonable price to pay for a movie capable of making you dance forever.
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PORTLAND, OR - Just in time for the holiday rush, chip music documentary REFORMAT THE PLANET looks forward to its December 7th, 2010 dvd release in stores. In conjunction with IndieBlitz and E1 Entertainment Distribution U.S., pre-sales have begun on Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/rtpdvd). A limited amount of advance dvds went on sale this summer with specially designed merchandise at Fan Gamer, an online store that specializes in design inspired by familiar video game franchises (http://fangamer.net/products/rtp-dvd).

The RTP DVD is available exclusively through E1 Entertainment Distribution U.S. For vendor information or to open an account please write to videosales@e1ent.com

REFORMAT THE PLANET (RTP) is a feature length documentary that delves into the movement known as chip music, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original works using video game hardware. Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling results. Using New York as a microcosm for a larger global movement, RTP maps out the genesis of the first annual Blip Festival, a four day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit video game consoles. With floor-stomping rhythms and fist-pumping melodies, trailblazers of the chip tune idiom descended upon Manhattan to pen a new chapter in the history of electronic music.

Disc 1 of RTP features an all new director's cut, commentary track with 2 Player Productions, interviews, deleted scenes and trailers. Disc 2 has RTP 1.5, an all new documentary; conversations with Johan Kotlinski, David Sugar and Peter Swimm; music videos, in addition to chip music tutorials from Bit Shifter and Glomag.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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