Wednesday, January 20, 2010


If you read a lot of 'Best of' lists every year like I do, one film you probably saw on many of the lists was Fantastic Mr. Fox. While I never saw this movie, I really wanted to. It's just one of those that fell through the cracks. But good news if you like me missed it, it's coming out on DVD & Blu-Ray on March 23.

While the DVD has very limited special features, the Blu-ray is packed with them, and it comes with a DVD. My question is why anyone would not buy the Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, when it comes with everything the DVD has, plus more. The Blu-ray comes with a 2nd blu-ray disc with the special features from the DVD and the movie disc itself comes comes with several featurettes not featured on the DVD.

You can see the full press release below.


GEORGE CLOONEY AND MERYL STREEP
DIG THE LIFE FANTASTIC IN

LOS ANGELES, CA – (January 19, 2010) Academy Award&reg-winning* Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney (Up In The Air) and Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated) lend their voices to the hilarious, heartwarming and dazzling stop-motion animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenebaums) Fantastic Mr. Fox, arriving as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack and on DVD March 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. In the re-imagined classic family tale, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman: The Darjeeling Limited) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest heist the animal world has ever seen. When mean old farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean join forces to surround Mr. Fox and his family, they don’t realize they are not dealing with any old fox – it’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and he has a fantastic master plan to save the day!

Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest. Anderson employs a colorful supporting cast to bring his eccentric characters to life including Bill Murray (Lost In Translation), Owen Wilson (Marley & Me) and Willem Dafoe (Spiderman triology). Packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features, including a special inside look at how stop-motion animation really works and much more, Fantastic Mr. Fox will be available as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy**) for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada and available on standard DVD for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada. Prebook is February 24.

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features: (Catalog # 2265755)
Disc One - Blu-ray
Fantastic Mr. Fox widescreen feature film (16x9 1.85:1)
Making Mr. Fox Fantastic

The Look Of Fantastic Mr. Fox

From Script To Screen

The Puppet Makers

Still Life (Puppet Animation)

The Cast

Bill And His Badger
A Beginner’s Guide To Whack-Bat
Fantastic Mr. Fox: The World Of Roald Dahl

Disc Two
Fantastic Mr. Fox widescreen feature film (16x9 1.85:1)
From Script to Screen
Still Life (Puppet Animation)
A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat

Disc Three
Digital Copy of Fantastic Mr. Fox (Blu-ray Disc exclusive)

Single Disc DVD Special Features: (Catalog # 2265568)
Fantastic Mr. Fox widescreen feature film (16x9 1.85:1)
From Script to Screen
Still Life (Puppet Animation)
A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets -- from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

I am like you, I didn't see it in theaters. But now that the reviews are everywhere, it has become a must see movie for me. Thanks so much for the update of when it comes to dvd.

margaret said...

oh gracious.
literally the best movie of my life.
i plan on finding a way to pre-order.

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