20th Anniversary Blu-Ray Release of BATTLEFIELD EARTH Arrives on September 15 With Over 70 Minutes of New Bonus Features

Jul 31, 2020 Posted by in DVD/Blu-ray, Press Releases | Comments


New Interviews with Filmmakers Accompany this Blu-ray Debut on September 15, 2020!

Minneapolis, MN (July 30, 2020) Mill Creek Entertainment is excited to announce the inclusion of newly produced bonus features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of BATTLEFIELD EARTH. Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its theatrical launch, this high-definition debut includes over 70 minutes of interviews with the crew associated with the film. Fans can get behind-the-scenes insights, never-before-seen photographs and fascinating stories about the development of the script, visual effects, musical score and more! This special edition Blu-ray will release will be available on September 15 for $19.99 MSRP.

Based on L. Ron Hubbard’s bestselling science fiction book, the story takes place in the year 3000 where Earth is ruled by a vicious alien race known as the Psychlos that have stripped the planet of its resources and eradicated most the human population. One of the few surviving humans, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler (Barry Pepper) is in pursuit of a better place to live, but is soon captured by a Psychlo slavemaster to join fellow “man-animals” in mining efforts. Jonnie eventually gains the attention of the evil Psychlo security officer Terl (John Travolta) and his assistant Ker (Forest Whitaker) who have discovered a vein of gold which they are unable to recover without the assistance of humans. While Terl attempts to makes Jonnie his personal slave, Jonnie uses his position to rally the other humans and unite in a plot to destroy the aliens and restore the human race to its former glory.

Featuring over 70 minutes of new bonus interviews and featurettes including:

  • “LEVERAGE: WRITING THE FIRST DRAFT” – A new interview with screenwriter J.D. Shapiro
  • “SAGA IN THE YEAR 2000: DIRECTING BATTLEFIELD EARTH” – A new interview with director Roger Christian
  • “ENDANGERED SPECIES: SCORING BATTLEFIELD EARTH” – A new interview with composer Elia Cmiral
  • “DOMES AND DRONES: CREATING THE MINIATURES” – A new interview with model maker E. James Small
  • “PSYCHLO CIRCUS: DESIGNING BATTLEFIELD EARTH” – New select scene commentary with production designer Patrick Tatopoulos

Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures serves as producer of these new Blu-ray bonus features. He has produced, directed, and edited over 100 documentary shorts and features, specializing in creative content for home media releases.


Tech Specs:
SKU: 63493
UPC: 683904634931
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
Discs: 1
Format: Blu-ray + Digital
Subtitles: English Subtitles
Run Time: 118 min.
Rating: PG-13
Region Code: Region A
Street Date: 2020-09-15
Color: Color


About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is the home entertainment industry’s leading independent studio for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital distribution. With direct sales pipelines to all primary retail and online partners, Mill Creek Entertainment licenses, produces, markets and distributes a dynamic array of film and television content to over 30,000 retail stores and thousands of websites reaching millions of customers across North America. Mill Creek Entertainment’s expansive library includes Oscar®-winning theatrical feature films, Emmy®-winning classic and current TV series, original documentary productions and pop-culture favorites that enlighten, educate and entertain. Mill Creek Entertainment also owns and operates movieSPREE, an on-demand transactional streaming service offering movie bundles, complete TV series and premium entertainment options with apps available on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android and iOS. Mill Creek Entertainment is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit or