Disney to Bow ‘Alice’ on DVD/Blu-ray June 116 Apr, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Walt Disney Home Entertainment April 16 said it will release box office hit Alice in Wonderland on DVD and Blu-ray Disc – but not 3D – on June 1 (order date April 20).
The top-grossing film of 2010, with global box office approaching $800 million, stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in director Tim Burton’s fantasy take on Lewis Caroll’s classic tale.
Indeed, the opening weekend for Alice was the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in history, the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest 3D opening of all time and the biggest Imax opening of all time.
Disney will release the film as a three-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, and Dgital Copy) at $44.99, single disc Blu-ray at $39.99, and single disc DVD at $29.99.
Blu-ray versions of the film include nine bonus features that take viewers deeper into the famous "Rabbit Hole" — exploring more of the world of Wonderland, its characters and the making of the film.
Features include the making of the Futterwacken Dance, a look inside the world of the Mad Hatter and Depp's transformation, Burton's vision for the movie and its characters, the visual effects of growing and shrinking of Alice, costume designs, music, and stunts, among other features.
Specifically, the Blu-ray versions include DVD special features “Finding Alice,” “The Mad Hatter,” and “Effecting Wonderland,” in addition to BD exclusives, “The Red Queen,” “Time-Lapse: Sculpting the Red Queen,” “The White Queen,” “Scoring Wonderland,” “Stunts of Wonderland,” “Making the Proper Size,” “Cakes of Wonderland,” and “Tea Party Props.”
Disney generated controversy when it announced it would pull Alice four weeks early from theaters in the U.K. in order to expedite the film’s retail availability.