Literally speaking, the monsters are among us. It is simply that time of the year!
The monsters that we are speaking of are of the cinematic kind as the “Hollywood” studios having been taking turns of late in selecting street dates for their summer blockbusters — post Labor Day street dates are the most lucrative.
So it is with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s announcement this past week that director Dan Scanlon’s animated smash, Monsters University (a prequel, if you well) will be settling in on Oct. 29 as a four-SKU product offering.
The ARR is 130 days and the box office haul was an eye-popping $258.6 million.
Planned for consumer buying options are a stand-along DVD release, plus three Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKUs — one includes a 3D viewing option, while the other two are either with or without a Digital Copy bonus (premium for that is five bucks).
Bonus features for the Blu-ray product offerings include the short animated film, “The Blue Umbrella,” deleted scenes, unspecified audio commentary (we think writer/director Dan Scanlon — no word on Billy Crystal or John Goodman) and nine featurettes.
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