‘Up’ Floating to DVD and Blu-ray Disc Nov. 1010 Aug, 2009 By: Stephanie Prange
Pixar’s acclaimed animated hit Up, the second-highest grossing film of the year with $287.4 million at the domestic box office, will soar onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc Nov. 10 (prebook Sept. 15) from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
The film will be available in four-disc Blu-ray combo pack with DVD ($45.99) and two-disc DVD ($39.99) sets, both inlcuding a digital copy of the movie. Bonus features include commentary by director Pete Docter and co-director Bob Peterson; the all-new short film Dug’s Special Mission; alternate endings; the short Partly Cloudy that preceded the film in theaters; and the documentary Adventure Is Out There, about the filmmakers’ visit to the mountains of South America.
Blu-ray exclusive extras include Cine-Explore, a visual montage that illustrates the commentary; "Geriatric Hero," a character study of the lead character Carl; Canine Companions, about the behavior of dogs and its translation to film; Russell: "Wilderness Explorer," a character study of the boy Russell; a Global Guardian Badge game, in which players try to locate countries, states and capitals around the globe enhanced by BD Live; and many others.
As with Monsters vs. Aliens, another big 3D theatrical release, Up won’t come in 3D for the home. Monsters vs. Aliens, a Paramount Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation release, didn’t get the 3D home video treatment because the state-of-the-art technology in theaters can’t yet be replicated in the home, said DreamWorks Animation chief Ann Daly last month.