Monday, March 5, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Preps Writer/Director Paul King's Paddington 2 For The DVD And Blu-ray Launch On Apr. 24

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has selected Apr. 24 for the home entertainment launch of writer/director Paul King’s Paddington 2.   DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions will be available.

The ARR for this follow-up to King’s 2014 film franchise launch with Paddington works out to 102 days and domestic box office receipts currently stand at $39.8 million … a third installment has been announced, but the future theatrical release date is still a work in progress. 

In this fun-filled adventure, the loveable teddy bear named Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw — The Hollow Crown, Cloud Atlas, A Hologram for the King, etc.) is wrongly accused of stealing a valuable book and it falls to his adopted family, the Browns (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins), to become detectives.   We, as the audience, know it is the dastardly Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant), but proving it is going to be rough sledding … and only the last-minute help of an unlikely hero saves the day!

Bonus features include commentary by writer/director Paul King (Come Fly With Me, The Mighty Boosh), a music video with Phoenix Buchanan and a half-dozen featurettes — “Paddington: The Bear Truth,” “How to Make A Marmalade Sandwich,” “The Magical Mystery of Paddington’s Pop-Up Book,” “The Browns and Paddington: The Special Bond,” “Knuckles: A Fistful of Marmalade” and “The (Once) Famous Faces of Phoenix Buchanan.”

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