Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Annabelle Is Tabbed For A Jan. 20 DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Rollout From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Not since Chucky barked out “Hi, I'm Chucky.  Wanna play?” has there been anything quite like the lovely doll, Annabelle.   She made her debut in The Conjuring and returned as the “star” of her own film this year in cinematographer-turned-director John R. Leonetti’s self-titled film, Annabelle.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring home this smash horror hit on Jan. 20 as both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (with UltraViolet) SKUs.   The ARR comes in at 109 days and at the local multiplexes were screams and shrieks of terror to the tune of $83.5 million in ticket sales  — all of that generated after Labor Day!

Mia (Annabelle Wallis — as Jane Seymour in The Tudors television series) is a doll collector.   You know, the sort of porcelain creations that are not played with, but rather put on display.   One of these is Annabelle, a gift from her husband, John (Ward Horton), which is possessed … and every bit as malevolent as dear old Chucky.   

While Chucky did his own dirty work (from inanimate toy to killer), the doll Annabelle transforms into both spirit and human form for her deadly attacks.   The shock of her transformation from doll on the shelf to hideous creature — from an innocent little girl to drooling demon — can be quite unsettling.   If it is things that go bump in the night you want, then Annabelle delivers that with gusto!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Bonus features include the featurette titled “The Curse of Annabelle.”   Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU are deleted scenes and three additional featurettes — “Bloody Tears of Possession,” “Dolls of the Demon” and “A Demonic Process.”

Also added to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release schedule this week is the Dec. 23 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack-only debut of director Philippe Falardeau's The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon as the unlikely mentor to three “Lost Boys” of Sudan survivors who have been uprooted to of all places, Kansas.

Domestic ticket sales came in at $2.4 million … bonus features include deleted scenes and the production featurette titled, “The Good Lie Journey.”

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