Steven Spielberg’s CGI and f/x film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short story, The BFG, will be arriving on Dec. 6 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment as both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack product offerings.
Conspicuously absent from the mix is a 4K Ultra HD SKU, which means that Disney will likely finish out 2016 as the only studio holdout … although Lionsgate Home Entertainment gave muddled/mixed signals this past week as to their steadfast commitment to the format as well.
The ARR comes in at 158 days and box office receipts were a disappointing $55.2 million in the domestic market — a reported $140 production budget and despite the Spielberg name, The BFG is not what was hoped for and will struggle to turn a profit.
With this Dec. 6 street date for The BFG, the only film left in inventory from the studio’s summer theatrical schedule is the remake of Pete’s Dragon, which will likely street in early December as well.
As to bonus features, once again director Steven Spielberg eschews a commentary option … there are, however, five featurettes that are exclusive to the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack — “Bringing The BFG to Life,” “The Big Friendly Giant and Me,” “Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG,” “Giants 101” and “Melissa Mathison: A Tribute.”