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Live-Action Halo 4 Blu-Rays for Europe

Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn Logo
Have you been following Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn? This live-action drama has been available on YouTube since October and is finally being released in Europe on DVD and Blu-Ray next month, 27th May.

Cadet Thomas Lasky and his fellow students at Corbulo military academy now train to make this war their future. But Lasky is conflicted about his path, and his resolve is tested when the academy comes under attack from a terrifying alien assault. Lasky and his fellow cadets fight for survival, only to find assistance from a mysterious ally – a mythic, armoured super-soldier known as the Master Chief.

Here’s the first episode, as shown on Machinima Prime.

The Blu-Ray editions will come with:

  • The Making of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
  • Character Interviews
  • Behind the Scenes featurettes covering stunts, design and costumes of the series.
  • Pre-release vignettes.

What is a vignette, anyway? Short versions of featurettes, which in turn are short features?

The deluxe edition gets you the film on Blu-Ray and DVD for some reason. It also comes with a limited edition cardboard sleeve (ooo!), a set of 4 Halo art cards (aaah!) and an A3 poster (wow!). Maybe the DVD is for the Xbox super-fans who want the collectibles but don’t have a filthy PlayStation 3 for Blu-Rays?

Anyway, here’s a handy Amazon search for Forward Unto Dawn, so you don’t have to type all those words out yourself.