Bedtime Stories (DVD Review)21 Mar, 2009 By: Erika Carmona
Blu-ray Street 4/5/09; DVD Street 4/7/09
Box Office $110 million
$29.99 DVD, $34.99 two-DVD set, $39.99 three-disc Blu-ray combo pack
Rated ‘PG’ for some mild rude humor and mild language.
Stars Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Courteney Cox.
Disney’s comedy Bedtime Stories tells the tale of a hotel handyman (Adam Sandler) whose life takes a spin when the wacky bedtime yarns he recites to his niece (Laura Ann Kesling) and nephew (Jonathan Morgan Heit) magically come true.
Bedtime Stories is a comedy that people of all ages can enjoy, and the DVD includes behind-the-scenes footage, interviews from the child stars of the movie, outtakes, deleted scenes and more.
“Until Gravity Do us Part” includes commentary by the visual effects supervisor (John Andrew Berton Jr.). This bonus feature shows viewers a closer look into the making of “Skeeto’s” (Sandler) antigravity space battle with anti-hero Kendall (Guy Pearce) and the specialized computer effects used to bring the scene to life.
“To All the Little People” focuses on scenes and interviews by the child actors Kesling and Heit and their experiences with cast members such as Courteney Cox, Keri Russell and Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall).
Another entertaining extra is “Laughter Is Contagious,” a look at outtakes from forgotten lines and mid-scene laughter bursts by the cast, with commentary by director Adam Shankman, who also directed the movie adaptation of the musical Hairspray.
“Cutting Room Floor” includes some funny deleted scenes.
The Blu-ray combo pack includes the high-definition version, the DVD version and a digital copy.