From director Morgan Spurlock and producer Simon Cowell comes an all-access pass to One Direction's meteoric rise to fame: "One Direction: This Is Us," which arrives on 3D Blu-ray combo pack, Blu-ray combo, and DVD on December 17 in an "Ultimate Fan Edition" featuring the original theatrical release plus an extended fan cut and all-new bonus features.
Here's the announcement from Sony:
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (Oct. 21, 2013) – Follow international pop sensation One Direction from their humble hometown beginnings to the global phenomenon in ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US, arriving in an “Ultimate Fan Edition” coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ Dec. 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Also available in 3D format, the special edition release features both original theatrical and extended fan cuts of the feature film. The Extended cut includes 20 minutes of new footage and four additional songs for fans to treasure.
One Direction was MTV’s 2012 Artist of the Year, and Academy Award-nominated director Morgan Spurlock (Best Documentary, "Super Size Me," 2004) and producer Simon Cowell (TV’s “The X Factor”) give fans a captivating and intimate, all-access look at their journey, chronicling the group’s almost immediate rise to superstardom. Never-before-seen footage from the “Ultimate Fan Edition” includes three exclusive featurettes with behind-the-scenes footage of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis having fun at a radio station in Japan and paying a visit Madam Tussauds wax museum to experience their own sculptures being created.
This edition will also feature “Up All Night” - two mini movies previously only seen at the live concert. ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US also comes with extended scenes and seven featurettes where fans will have the opportunity to go backstage with the group as they prepare for one of their biggest performances of the year and even see members of the group take breaks to make hometown visits with the cameras rolling. The fan-favorite “Best Song Ever” Music Video will also be featured on the disc, which was the lead single from Midnight Memories, the new record from the group which will be released November 25th globally.
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US will also be available on single-disc DVD featuring the original theatrical version of the film along with select featurettes from the “Ultimate Fan Edition.”
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US was directed by Morgan Spurlock. The film was executive produced by Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Douglas C. Merrfield, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, with Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Morgan Spurlock and Ben Winston serving as producers.
Blu-ray Combo Pack Exclusive Bonus Features (Also 3D Format) Include:
· 20 minutes of new footage
· Four additional songs
· Three featurettes:
o “I Didn’t Do It” – The boys try to complete on-air promotions at a Japanese radio station
o “Hold That Pose” – The boys visit the famed Madam Tussauds wax museum
o “Up All Night!” – Two mini movies previously only shown during the live concert
Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Bonus Features Include:
· “Best Song Ever” Music Video
· Five “Going Home” Featurettes – Each member of the group visits their home town, family and friends offering fans a glimpse at their life off the road
· Two additional featurettes:
o “Before The Show” Featurette – Featuring the boys hanging out, playing games, exercising/training, and getting ready for one of their performances
o “1D Family” Featurette – A piece on the fans of One Direction
· Extended Scenes
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US has a running time of approximately 85 minutes and is rated PG for mild language and the Extended Cut is rated PG for language.