Monday, April 13, 2015

Paramount Home Media's he Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Makes Its DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Splash On June 2

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Paramount Home Media Distribution has the animated thrills of SpongeBob SquarePants’ latest theatrical adventure, director Paul Tibbitt’s The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, ready for fans to enjoy again and again … and again on June 2.

Planned for release are three separate SKUs — a stand-alone DVD editions, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a Blu-ray/DVD Combo with both 3D and 2D viewing options.

The ARR of 116 days and ticket sales at the local multiplex were a stunning $160.2 million.   That’s a lot of clams!

Ten years ago we saw the first SpongeBob movie — it grossed $85.4 million — this time around the box office take nearly doubled.   Anyone want to bet that it won’t be ten years before another animated adventure surfaces?   

This is a film franchise — with an incredibly popular character — that just begs for more and with these kind of numbers it will certainly happen sooner rather than later (maybe 2018).
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

As to bonus goodies, the Blu-ray SKUs come loaded with all sorts of nuggets, including deleted and extended scenes, the N.E.R.D.’s music video, “Squeeze Me” and several multi-part production featurettes.

Also added to the release calendar this week by Paramount Home Media Distribution is the June 9 DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (with UltraViolet) debut of director Dean Israelite’s sci-fi thriller, Project Almanac.

The ARR is 130 days and the box office currently stands at $22.3 million.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Like the Butterfly Effect and even the Back to the Future films, Project Almanac is a cautionary tale about the unintended “ripple” effects of jumping back and forth in time.   Each move creates a problem and the attempt to “fix” the problem only compounds the time-traveling conundrum until the point where tidal waves of change are rapidly spinning out of control.

Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks) and Sofia Black-D'Elia lead the largely “teen” cast in this cleverly written sci-fi piece. 

Bonus features (exclusive to the Blu-ray) include an alternate opening, alternate endings (plural) and a package of deleted scenes.

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