Monday, October 9, 2017

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Targets Dec. 5 For The Home Entertainment Debut Of Despicable Me 3

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
With Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oct. 4 press announcement for Despicable Me 3 — which gets a Dec. 5 release date — only Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Dunkirk is waiting for marching orders.

Of note, Stephen King’s It is “technically” a summer release, but for “summer-season” purposes its post-Labor Day theatrical rollout makes it a fall-season launch.    We fully expect it to be available at retail before Christmas Day.

As to Universal’s Dec. 5 street date for Despicable Me 3, it will be released as 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD editions on that date.
The ARR is a leisurely 158 days and domestic box office receipts have climbed to a stellar $262.3 million … Illumination and Universal can release Despicable Me sequels until the cows come home!

Despicable Me 3 comes packed with bonus nuggets beginning with an all-new mini movie titled The Secret Life of Kyle.  There are also a deleted scene, Pharrell Williams music video, “Yellow Light,” the “Doowit” sing-along, “Minion Moments” and a collection of Minion wanted posters and mug shots.

Featurettes include “Character Profiles,” “The Making of Despicable Me 3,” “Developing Dru,” “The AVL Files,” “Freedonia Visitor’s Guide” and a trio of infomercials presented as the “Despicable Me TV” featurette.

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