One good turn deserves another. And one musical hit spawns another … it took ten years, but they are back — Donna, Sophie, Tanya, Rosie and of course Sam, Bill and Harry — in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment made it official this past week, the home entertainment rollout will take place on Oct. 23. Or, should we say, the big commences on Oct. 23!
The ARR works out to 95 days and multiplex receipts hummed to the tune of $118.1 million. The original, back in the summer of 2008, pulled in $143.7 million, so a hit is a hit … even ten years later!!!
As to SKU configuration, Universal is offering up a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a DVD edition … and both Target and Best Buy special editions.
Bonus features common to all SKU configurations include two commentary options — one featuring writer/director Ol Parker (screenwriter of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and the second is with film producer Judy Craymer. Plus there are deleted songs and scenes (with commentary by Parker), ten “enhanced sing-alongs” and a half-dozen production featurettes — “The Story,” “Mamma Mia! Reunited,” “Playing Donna,” “Meeting Cher,” “Costumes and The Dynamos” and “Curtain Call.”
Exclusive to the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray editions are eight additional “enhanced sing-alongs,” five additional featurettes — “Sophie's Story,” “Choreographing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Dancing Queen: Anatomy of a Scene,” “Performing for Legends” and “Class of '79” — plus “Cast Meets Cast” and “Cast Chats” videos.