‘Snow White’ BD/DVD Bundle to Beat DVD3 Apr, 2009 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first Walt Disney animated classic and the first DVD to sell a million copies in a single day, will make its Blu-ray Disc debut on Oct. 6, in a special combo pack ($39.99) that includes a DVD. A two-disc standard DVD release ($29.99) will follow the combo pack by seven weeks, arriving in stores Nov. 24.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is hoping the early Blu-ray Disc release will drive consumers to the new format. The classic retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale has never before been seen in high definition.
The combo pack, according to division worldwide president Bob Chapek, will give consumers “another opportunity to maximize their viewing options.”
“With today’s technological breakthroughs found in Blu-ray, we are confident that this version of Snow White will easily become the reference point for high-definition home entertainment libraries and family collections all over the world,” he added.
Snow White hasn’t been available in any form since its first, and only, DVD release in 2001. The new release will include several all-new bonus features not included on the original 2001 edition.
Orders for both the combo pack and the DVD-only release are due Aug. 11 for direct retail customers and Aug. 25 for distributors