Friday, August 7, 2009

Pre-order 'Up' on DVD and Blu-ray [UPDATE: 2-Disc DVD]

Up on DVD and Blu-ray (Region 1/A) became available for pre-order at Amazon.com and other online retailers today, accompanied by cover art, in advance of its newly-set release date: November 10, 2009 (according to DisneyStore.com).

Pixar's tenth feature will be released on 1-Disc DVD and in a 4-Disc Blu-Ray/ DVD set, which will include the film on hi-def Blu-ray Disc, standard definition DVD, and in the portable media player-friendly DisneyFile Digital Copy format. The suggested list prices are $29.99 and $45.99 USD, respectively, but the discs will of course sell for much less at many retailers.

Currently, DisneyStore.com lists the feature-based short Dug's Special Mission (details here) and theatrical short Partly Cloudy as being the only extras on the 1-Disc DVD. The 4-Disc Blu-ray/DVD pack, on the other hand, will include much bonus material, ranging from featurettes and a documentary to alternate scenes, and games on the Blu-ray discs. Click Extended Description on the Disney Store page for a basic list.

Thanks Alex for the tip
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Update: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that there will be an Up 2-Disc deluxe DVD with a good selection of bonus features. This should prove popular with those not inclined to purchase the 4-Disc Blu-ray combo pack.

Now available for pre-order, the suggested retail price for the 2-Disc DVD is $39.99.

(Updated August 11)

41 comments:

Jordan said...

As is now my custom, I will be getting the Deluxe edition of the standard DVD (with or without preordering) to add to my collection. There goes $40.

Mike said...

That's the way things go when you're a fan :) I pre-ordered the Beatles remastered mono box set last month, $289 plus tax on Amazon.ca. Ouch! But it'll be worth it...

Jeff Coté said...

No deluxe DVD? Grr...

And when is the Up soundtrack coming to CD? Helloooo? It's not on Amazon. Will it ever be released?

Graeme Allen said...

Whatever happened to the two-disc DVD versions of Pixar films? I love watching bonus features, but I don't want to buy the 4-disc Blu-Ray version, partially because I don't have a Blu-Ray player, and again partially because I don't have the money. One day, though. One day...

Abhimat Gautam said...

Will it be in 3D?

Anonymous said...

Man, I'm so excited for the DVD release. :D I was excited for it as soon as I came out of the theater.

Pixar Fanboy said...

Can't wait to add these to my Blu-ray collection!

Simon said...

Are you kidding me?! And it hasn't even been released in theaters here in Sweden!

Janelle said...

So the 4 disc edition is only Blu-Ray? :( I hope that isn't the case. I don't have a Blu-Ray player, and I'd sure love all those extras.

Obscura said...

Meanwhile the UK still hasn't seen it in Theaters.... so guess whats gonna happen? HD bluray rips on the internet before anyone in Europe even has a chance of seeing it legally, whether they want to or not.

Anonymous said...

I don't want or need a DVD version and Disney Digital File version.

How is this appealing to anyone in this economy?

Why not make them optional, like a pre-order bonus?

It should also be noted (which it isn't here) that Monster's Inc. Blu-ray will also come out the same day and has also been upgraded to a forced 4-disc version

Brent said...

Geez, you guys are getting DVD/Blu-ray info.
The movie still hasn't come out here in Australia yet!

Also, why would you want a movie on DVD and Blu-Ray?

Mike said...

Well, what if you want to watch it over at a friend's place who doesn't have a Blu-ray player + HDTV? Or your kids want to watch it on a portable DVD player in the car?

PixarFanatic said...

I guess I'll be getting the 4-disc edition. I want bonus features, and the single disc one won't have as many (though they will have two short films, deleted scenes, and at least one behind-the-scenes). In fact, I am pre-ordering it RIGHT NOW. I can't wait, as this was close competition with Wall-E...

Oh, this is off-topic, but last month, I began commenting on Blues Sky Disney. Most of you on Pixar Blog don't like G-Force, but there were a few of you that did.

Only ONE PERSON that I can remember commenting on Blue Sky gave positive on it! In fact, one of the people who trashed hated it so much that he joked, "it's the sequel to The Hangover." He really thinks both movies are trash, eh?

I don't know if I'll be there for long....

Movie Music Enthusiast said...

Jeff Coté - According to Disney, it will not be released on actual CD. Digital download only! :(

I, for one, am very disappointed.

Why not write Disney Corporate a letter if you are displeased?

Anonymous said...

This does not make me want to buy the movie at all. A 1-disc sounds like its lacking too much. And the Blu-ray/DVD 4 disc version is too expensive. Why do they have to combine the Blu-ray and DVD. I don't have Blu-ray, so this whole thing is just stupid. There's a good chance that I will not buy this movie now.

Kevin said...

Given that Luxo is a brand name, I wonder how the legalities of the Luxo Jr. worked out.

Janelle said...

Very disappointed in a lack of special edition regular DVD set. WALL-E had it, so why not Up? I'll buy the 1-disc, but I'm just going to be annoyed that I'm missing out on cool features.

This doesn't really push me to get a Blu-ray DVD player either.

PixarFanatic said...

Pre-ordering... pre-ordering... pre-ordering...

Pre-ordered

I just pre-ordered the four-disc version. Curses, I don't have a Blu-Ray player, but all the bonus features are worth it.

Leirin said...

As for the post update: YES! Thank you Walt Disney!!

Graeme Allen said...

*fistpump*

It's great that Disney has decided to do this 2-Disc version. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of these in the future; the bonus features are why I love DVDs.

I'm going to get myself one of these; my goal is to own all the Pixar films on DVD before I go off to college.

Anonymous said...

Not to burst anyone's bubble, but if you want all the bonus features, you have to get the Blu-ray.

Some extras are exclusive to the Blu-ray release.

Judd Jacobs said...

Those who haven't gotten a Blu-ray player yet are CRAZY! Times are changing! And the image quality is FAR superior to DVD. You better get used to it, too. It's obvious that the studios are trying to get you to convert - especially when they offer a boring version on DVD and a bonus feature jam-packed version on Blu-ray. Go to Best Buy, Blu-ray players are like 200 bucks.

And who doesn't love a bonus digital copy? I love mine! I can watch the movie wherever I go on my iPod.

Seems like those who are too slow to switch to Blu are the same ones who still prefer Full-frame over Widescreen. Puke!

Graeme Allen said...

So, it's not technically another disc with lots of bonus features; just one disc with a decent amount of bonus features and the digital copy? That works as well; I have an iPod that's been begging me to put a real film on it.

PixarFanatic said...

Judd Jacobs:

Well, don't worry, I'm not crazy. I have intentions of getting a Blu-Ray player VERY soon. Once I do, I'm going to sell all my Pixar DVD's that have been made into Blu-Ray (A Bug's Life, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E), and you're right. Times ARE changing.

Remember how I cursed Michael Gicchanio back in May? (I'll bet you do.) That really stirred up more trouble then I anticipated. Because of that one comment, 48 comments have been put on that blog post.

One of my reasons to hate him was because times are changing--people shouldn't really care for that kind of music. We need to look towards Remote Control Productions for the future of music.

Anonymous said...

@ Judd Jacobs,

I would love to have Blu-ray, but I can simply not afford it. I also have an old T.V., it's not digital. I do NOT have enough money for a new television.

That's why I can't convert, so having no bonus features really annoys me, because I am a huge Pixar fan, I own all their films, and I love their extras.

I also don't have an i-pod, so the digital copy is useless to me.

And I hate fullscreen, I only like to watch movies in their original aspect ratio.

Those may be some reasons why people haven't converted.

Graeme Allen said...

Fullscreen has died. I personally cannot watch WALL•E on any other screen except our Sony Bravia, with all the lights off, and everyone else upstairs. It's like watching it in the theater, which makes it ten times better than it already is. Now that I think of it, I should do that with all of Pixar's films.

As for the the Blu-Ray having more bonus features than the DVD, I totally agree with the DVD supporters. Some people can't afford, or don't even want a Blu-Ray player (the latter is probably pretty rare), but still want all the cool bonus features. I am planning on going into animation as a major (*crosses fingers for a job at Pixar*), and I love seeing how their films are made; plus all the other random extras that are usually in the bonus features; like the "dailies" on the Monsters, Inc. DVD. I also don't like being forced to change to something that I don't want, or can't afford (energy efficient lightbulbs only by 2010, anyone?); it's going to be a while before everyone switches over o Blu-Ray, because it's fairly new, and some people might not be comfortable with the technology yet (HD creeps me out, personally), so why should companies be cuttting people like that short right now?

Anonymous said...

@PixarFanatic: People should care about older styles of music. If we just forgot about everything before the 90's we would be missing out on some of the best music ever made. I'd rather listen to a soundtrack of '30's swing music. Besides, that's the kind of music that Carl would listen to. The more electronic sounds of Thomas Newman would not have worked for Up.

Onto the subject of Blu-Rays. It's a lot of money to convert. If you don't have a digital TV, than you have to buy one of those. Also right now Blu-Rays are more expensive than regular DVDs.

PixarFanatic said...

Speaking of Remote Control...

Has anyone even HEARD Hans Zimmer's work on The Dark Knight? The two tracks "Aggresive Expansion" and "Introduce a Little Anarchy" are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO great. "Anarchy" has been played 59 times already, and I've only owned this soundtrack for a month. It is #1 on my iTunes.

In case you're curious where "Define Dancing" ranks.... No. 12, and slowly moving upward.

Movie Music Enthusiast said...

Pixar Fanatic: Yes, I have heard his work on The Dark Knight, but a very different movie requires a very different score. The thing is, Hans Zimmer's work is very cool. I love his score for Pirates 2, and 3, and many of the other films he has done such as the Madagascar films. He scores great action, and in his Batman scores, his collaboration with James Newton Howard adds a nice balance to the mix.

But the thing is, I think that Pixar has chosen quite wisely when it comes to music. Randy Newman's jazz feel works great for TS, ABL, TS2, MI, and Cars, and Thomas Newman's more minimal score for FN, and electronic sounds for WALL•E, were very well matched. But for TI, Michael Giacchino masterfully did a '50's and '60's action-jazz score, for Ratatouille a wonderfully lyrical score with Parisian elements, and for Up, a perfect '30's style score. There is nothing wrong with diversity in music. And Michael Giacchino is able to do many different styles - depending on what is needed.

It depends on the movie, and I LOVE the choices Pixar has made.

PixarFanatic said...

Movie Music Enthusiast:

I've heard his work on the newer Pirates films too. I LOVED his work on Pirates 2--mainly the first three tracks--but Pirates 3 didn't quite strike me so well because of its Asian way. Only four tracks were pretty good in it.

I have to agree that Randy and Thomas Newman are both good--actually, Thomas is EXCELLENT.
The Incredibles was OK, I guess, but as you said, it's 50's and 60's jazz.

And then Ratatouille has good French music, but as I described with Pirates 3, I don't have a big twinge for foreign music.

Up, of course, is stuck in the 30's. (I wonder if it takes place in the 30's, like Incredibles takes place in the 20th century). In which case, of course, for the people who DO NOT LIKE the music from MUCH earlier years, would probably fall asleep listening to the first few tracks of Up. It kind of builds throughout the soundtrack, however.

Being selected for the Madagascar movies was not totally a good idea, as it is not known for action, but known more for humor. (I never really cared for them.) And, of course, we can't forget that he scored Kung Fu Panda. That score, of course, has the Chinese music, but the action tracks are great.

But you're right. The Dark Knight is a VERY different movie, and MG's works aren't like that. But what you said kind of made me realize why I'm not a huge fan of Michael. It's because I don't care for foreign music, NOR do I care for music stuck in the 30's.

Whew! That was a rather long comment...

Movie Music Enthusiast said...

When I was writing what I wrote, I was thinking of Kung Fu Panda, but it somehow didn't get into my comment...

KFP was another one of Hans Zimmer's great co-scores - with John Powell this time, another one of my favorite composers.

I guess it's more of a style thing for you then, in regards to Michael Giacchino. We will just have to agree to disagree on those points.

PixarFanatic said...

Anonymous #6:

If you hate Remote Control, sure, you can do that. The only old-time composer I pay any attention to of any sort is John Williams (mainly with his work on Star Wars).

Danny Elfman is the one other non-Remote Control fella that I LOVE. He knows how to make the best quirky music around, and music that is action and suspenseful he is good at too.

As for me, I listened to samples of Up, and it was REALLY late at night, and I nearly fell asleep listening to them. Until the action stuff came up. Literally.

PixarFanatic said...

Off-topic, but...

Ending months of waiting (and with Bolt on the brink of 300 M,) Bolt has finally opened in Japan, and has given it 300.6 M. Woo-hoo!

"There's no country that I know that can keep out Bolt, Mittens, and Rhino!"

Graeme Allen said...

Slightly off-topic, but has anyone noticed how the WALL•E DVD cover is still made out of cardboard, when it was only supposed to be a limited edition cover. It really ticks me off, because of how cheap those cases were/are.

Anonymous said...

PixarFanatic: So let me get this straight: You think any movie, no matter the style, should have modern music even if that movie was to be set in the 30's, 40's, 50's, etc. ? Makes no sense to me. Up is some of my favorite soundtrack music ever and I definitely don't think it's fair to say that because times are changing no one should like old music. By that logic we should like anything that's old; not even our grandparents.

PixarFanatic said...

No way. Let us take, perhaps, the old King Kong movie. If there was a score for it, it would be WAY out-mastered today by the new one.

Pleasentville, set in the early 20th century, wouldn't have to have great music. The first part in the present... maybe. But it isn't worth it.

I bought the entire Dark Knight soundtrack over Labor Day weekend, (having bought just three by MP3 previously), and the 8th track is great--even better then the 12th. In fact, I will you to get this one.

Andrew said...

If you are a Pixar fan you NEED to get on the Blu-Ray wagon! It's the ONLY way to truly appreciate the beauty!

Guy said...

Can anyone tell me when the Region 2 'UP' DVD will be available to buy in the United Kingdom, please. Thanks! Guy

RDW1455 said...

Give it about 30 days after the release and then buy it. You can usually get another $20.00 discount at least.
Thats what I usually do. Sometimes it better to wait.
My DVD catalog is now up to 1,135 movies and counting....now that's worth saying...OUCH!

Guy said...

I was looking for the actual UK release date of the DVD 'Up'.