After a disappointing showing in theaters Battle: Los Angeles has suddenly become a much more interesting option on Blu-ray now that Sony Pictures has announced it will include a demo for Resistance 3. This isn't the first time Sony's packed in PS3 demos on its Blu-ray discs, the last time was God of War III on copies of District 9, but Insomniac's highly anticipated shooter won't arrive in full until three months after the flick hits shelves. It's your choice if buying the flick (it's unlikely to be included on rental copies) is worth an early look, but you can still check out an announcement of the feature from G4 and list of other special features (plus trailers for Battle: LA and R3) after the break.

Update: The official press release is out, and mentioned the game demo will be included worldwide with the movie, the first time that's happened. Also, concerning the movie itself, it will feature Command Control PiP special features and movieIQ.

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"Pure adrenaline."
"'It's Independence Day meets District 9, except cooler."
Shawn Edwards / FOX-TV

Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez Star
In the Year's #1 Sci-Fi Action Thriller

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

The Fight for Earth's Survival Begins June 14th
on DVD, Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment
Collaborate to Include Exclusive Game Demo from the
Upcoming Installment in the Massively Popular PlayStation®3 (PS3™) Franchise, 'Resistance®3'

Blu-ray Disc™ also includes 'Command Control' Interactive Viewing Mode


Culver City, California (5/3/11) – The battle for Earth's survival begins June 14th, in the year's #1 sci-fi action thriller BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, storming onto DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. From producer Neal H. Moritz (Fast and the Furious series, xXx) and director Jonathan Liebesman (upcoming Clash of the Titans 2) comes this pulse-pounding tale of a U.S. Marine squadron fighting off hostile alien invaders bent on colonizing our planet, starring Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Machete). After dazzling audiences around the globe with its stunning special effects, intense action sequences and a cast that also includes Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, The Taking of Pelham 123), Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot, Lord of War), Ne-Yo (Stomp the Yard, Save the Last Dance 2) and Michael Peña (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), BATTLE: LOS ANGELES arrives on Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD ready to shock sci-fi and action fans with eye-popping picture quality, earth-shaking sound and non-stop suspense.

Exclusively available on the BATTLE: LOS ANGELES single-disc Blu-ray for a limited time is an exclusive playable game demo of the first-person shooter PS3™ game Resistance®3, the latest installment in the multi-million selling post-apocalyptic franchise, coming in September from developer Insomniac Games and Sony Computer Entertainment America. In addition to the incredible thrills of the year's top action/sci-fi film, Blu-ray fans around the world will be the first to sample nearly one half-hour of game play from the upcoming Resistance®3, assuming the role of hero Joseph Capelli as he travels by boat to St. Louis through the flooded and deadly waters of the Mississippi fighting off a relentless alien race, the Chimera. This exclusive level will also be available on BATTLE: LOS ANGELES Blu-ray discs around the world, marking the first global Blu-ray/PS3 game demo hybrid.

Both Blu-ray editions include "Command Control" interactive viewing mode, allowing audiences to experience the film with picture-in-picture featurettes, storyboard comparisons and Battle Points within the context of the movie. BATTLE: LOS ANGELES will be available for $38.96 SRP (BD/DVD Combo Pack), $34.95 (BD) and $28.95 SRP (DVD).

About BATTLE: LOS ANGELES
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world -- Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, and China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. BATTLE: LOS ANGELES was written by Chris Bertolini (The General's Daughter) and produced by Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur (The Green Hornet, The Bounty Hunter). Executive producers are Jeffrey Chernov (upcoming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Star Trek) and David Greenblatt. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures and has a run time of approximately 116 minutes. It has been rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language.

About Resistance 3:
August, 1957. America is lost. Four years after the end of the critically-acclaimed Resistance® 2, dishonorably discharged Sentinel Joseph Capelli has given up fighting the Chimeran menace. Now he's in hiding with other survivors, including his wife and young son. But when Dr. Fyodor Malikov arrives with the opportunity to deliver a blow to the occupying Chimeran force, Capelli must leave his family and journey the harrowing road from Oklahoma to New York City. Along the way, he'll encounter the remnants of humanity left in the aftermath of the brutal Chimeran invasion. Powered by Insomniac Games' fifth-generation PS3 technology, Resistance 3 portrays Capelli's heroic survival inside the brutal Resistance world. Featuring new upgradeable weapons, the return of the weapon wheel, two-player online or split-screen campaign co-op and a progression-based multiplayer experience, Resistance 3 delivers a heroic-yet savage first-person shooter experience for the PS3 system. For more information, visit http://www.insomniacgames.com/games/resistance/For more information, visit http://www.insomniacgames.com/games/resistance/.

DVD Bonus Features:

· Featurettes:

o Behind The Battle

o Aliens in LA

o Preparing for Battle

o Creating L.A. in LA



Blu-ray Disc Bonus Features:

· Exclusive playable game demo of the first-person shooter PS3 game Resistance®3

· Command Control - Command and control your viewing experience by watching Picture-in-Picture, Storyboard Comparisons and Battle Points within the context of the movie.

· Featurettes:

o Behind The Battle

o Aliens in LA

o Preparing for Battle

o Creating L.A. in LA

· movieIQ



Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack Bonus Features:

· Command Control - Command and control your viewing experience by watching Picture-in-Picture, Storyboard Comparisons and Battle Points within the context of the movie.

· Featurettes:

o Behind The Battle

o Aliens in LA

o Preparing for Battle

o Creating L.A. in LA

· movieIQ


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Actor:
Aaron Eckhart
Michelle Rodriguez
Ramon Rodriguez
Bridget Moynahan
Ne-Yo
Michael Pe?a
Director:
Jonathan Liebesman
Executive Producer:
Jeffrey Chernov
David Greenblatt
Producer:
Neal Moritz
Ori Marmur
Screenplay:
Chris Bertolini
Short Synopsis:
Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered when hostile alien invaders attack the planet in this epic sci-fi action film.
Long Synopsis:
Witness the end of civilization unfold as hostile alien invaders attack the planet. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. Now it's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered in this epic sci-fi action film.

Rating:
PG13
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Copyright: © 2011 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Marketing Categories : Action Unleashed, Action Unleashed


Battle: Los Angeles - BD
Run Time: 116
CC: Y
Color: Color
Screen Format(s): Anamorphic
Language(s): English 5.1, French (Canadian) 5.1, Spanish (Latin Am) 5.1, Portuguese (Brazil) 5.1, English (US) DS
Subtitles(s): English (US), French (Canadian), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin Am)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40
Discs: 1
Cat.#: 37688
UPC: 043396376885
SRP: $34.95
Announce Date: May 2, 2011
Street Date: Jun 14, 2011


Special Features:
PS3 Theme
Resistance 3 Game Demo Hybrid - PS3 Game
Behind The Battle
Directing the Battle
Building the Aliens
Acting with Aliens
Shooting the Aliens
Preparing for Battle
Boot Camp
Creating L.A. in LA
The Freeway Battle
Command Control
Staff Sergeant Nantz
Marine Behind The Scenes
Aliens Ambush The Marines
Battling Unknown Forces
Technical Sargeant Santos
Alien Autopsy
Gas Station Explosion
Visual FX on the Freeway
Do You Believe in Aliens?
Alien Command & Control


PS3 Games - E3 2011 - Resistance 3


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Battle: Los Angeles comes to Blu-ray June 14th, includes Resistance 3 PS3 demo