<I>Elf</I> Gets Big DVD Push Nov. 167 Jun, 2004 By: Angelique Flores
New Line Home Entertainment's Elf dashes onto DVD as a two-disc special edition Nov. 16.
The film, which garnered a whopping $173.4 million at the box office, will be priced at $29.95 DVD and $22.99 VHS. Prebook is Oct. 12.
Among the plethora of extras on the Infinifilm DVD are nine documentaries highlighted with a behind–the-scenes tag-along with star Will Ferrell and the featurette “Film School for Kids.” Other bonus materials include commentaries with director Jon Favreau and Ferrell; deleted/alternate scenes; wacky holiday featurettes; and DVD-ROM content.
Elf stars Ferrell as the cheerful Buddy, who is raised in the North Pole as an elf. Once he grows up — and grows three times the size of the other elves — he heads to his birthplace in New York City, where he ends up winning over his scrooge-like family and saving Christmas in New York.
The disc will also include sing-along and read-along components and the game, “Buddy's Adventure Game,” which offers four challenges that, when played and successfully navigated, allow the player to access a code that opens the secret “Elevator O' Fun.”
The family comedy is featured in both a widescreen and a fullscreen format of the film, and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.