Last week we mused that the good folks over at Universal Studios Home Entertainment were clearing the decks for some blockbuster action with a flurry of important, but nevertheless lesser grossing summer films that needed to get placed on the release calendar — and safely out of the way — before the heavy-hitters stepped to the plate.
2 Guns ($75 million) and World's End ($25.7 million) were set for a Nov. 19 launch, while Jobs ($16.1 million) was given a Nov. 26 rollout date. That left Despicable Me 2 and Fast & Furious 6 as the proverbial “elephants in the corner.”
Sure enough, Dec. 10 has been tabbed as the street date … drum roll please … for not just one, but both of these summer blockbusters!
DVD and Blu-ray/Combo Pack (both with UltraViolet) As for Fast & Furious 6. The ARR is a leisurely 200 days and the box office take this past summer was a monster $238.7 million (any bets on when F&F 7 gets a green light?).
Bonus goodies include commentary from director Justin Lin (Annapolis, Fast and Furious, Fast Five), deleted scenes, the four-part featurette titled, “The Making of Fast & Furious 6” and a one-on-one featurette with Vin Diesel titled, “On the Set with Vin.”
Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU is an extended cut of the film, plus an interactive feature titled “Take Control.” There are five additional production featurettes, including the multi-part “Planes, Tanks and Automobiles,” which covers the major stunt set-pieces from the film.
Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), Lucy (voiced by Kristen Wiig) and Gru’s Minions will be ready for action on the same Tuesday in early December as Universal Studios Home Entertainment unleashes a three-SKU product offering for Despicable Me 2.
The ARR is 158 days and the box office take was an amazing $361.8 million!
Planned for consumers to choose from will be a Blu-ray/DVD 3D/2D Combo Pack, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a stand-alone DVD edition (all with UltraViolet).
Bonus features include commentary from co-directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin and two featurettes — “Gru’s Girls” and “Gadgets Galore.”
Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKUs are three newly-created “mini movies” — “Puppy,” “Panic in the Mailroom” and “Training Wheels” — a making-of featurette devoted to this “mini movies” titled “The Making of the Mini-Movies,” four additional featurettes, including one titled “El Hombre Malo: The Villainy of El Macho” and a deleted scene.
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