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'Oblivion' Blu-ray Day - Part Two Visual Effects Presentation

August 6th, 2013 4:30pm EDT | Jason Coleman By: Jason Coleman

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No examination of a sci-fi flick would be complete without insight into visual effects and with the new to Blu-ray action/drama "Oblivion" (out August 6 from Universal Home Entertainment) directed by "Tron: Legacy" visual master Joseph Kosinski there’s much to celebrate.  We’re continuing our coverage of the "Oblivion" two-day press day with a photo tour of some of the cools costumes, props and various large practical set pieces used in the film.  (And yes, that includes a full-size version of the infamous Bubble Ship flown by Tom Cruise!)  Plus we’re chatting one-on-one in a vid below with both Concept Designer Daniel Simon, who worked for a year on the Bubble Ship, and also "Oblivion" Visual Effects Supervisors Bjorn Mayer of Pixomondo and Eric Barba of Digital Domain all about working on the film – the tour begins below!  

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It’s officially Visual Effects Presentation Day and the movie geek in me is at full excitement!  ("Oblivion’s" visuals kick ass!)

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First up costumes.  Here is the garb worn by Morgan Freeman and his fellow Scavs – looks like "Predator" wear!

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The suit worn by hero Jack Harper aka Tom Cruise himself – eBay is officially abuzz!

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The ladies outfits provide both class and curves – cool.

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This concept drawing is incredibly intricate – animators eat your heart out.

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Various props from the flick like Cruise’s weapon, hat, shades and even that awesome Elvis bobble head.  (Want it!)

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A full running version of the bike Cruise takes out of the Bubble Ship – why aren’t these for sale at the damn Universal store?

 

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Some Odyssey signage stencil on the side of...

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A full size escape pod!  (I took a catnap in one – tell no one!)

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Coming face to face with a large sized drone is just as intimidating in person as it is in the film.

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But wanting to give you guys more I take a closer look...inside!

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I’m bailing – I’m getting the evil red mechanical eye.

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Next room only has...a full-sized Bubble Ship!!!!

Below check out some video interviews and stay with us for our final coverage as we go head-to-head with famed "Oblivion" and "Tron: Legacy" helmer Joseph Kosinski.  (And he does have something to say about a "Tron" follow-up folks!)

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Jason Coleman


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