Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang will be bringing their 2011 film to Blu-ray in March!
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista says 'The Muppets' will hit retailers in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on March 20.
'The Muppets: The Wocka Wocka Value Pack' which will add a digital copy and soundtrack download will also be available on the same date.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentary -- With Jason Segel, James Bobin, And Nicholas Stoller; Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination Of The Making Of THE MUPPETS -- A Surprisingly Shallow But Profoundly Absurd Look At Muppets And Humans Working Together To Make Cinematic History; deleted Scenes; A Little Screen Test On The Way To The Read-Through -- The Muppets Bring The Wocka Wocka Wocka To A Routine Camera Test; Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song; Disney Intermission -- Pause The Movie And See What Happens!; Unreleased Theatrical Spoof Trailers -- And More!
The Blu-ray also has one exclusive: The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History) -- Includes Muppets! Stars! And One Ridiculously Long Chicken Joke! What More Do You Need?
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is $39.99 and the Value Pack is $49.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Muppets' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 20.
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