'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Wed Jul 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The candy man returns to high-definition in an ultimate special edition this October!

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers is preparing a special 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' for Blu-ray on October 4.

Gene Wilder stars as Willy Wonka, maker of Everlasting Gobstoppers, Fizzy Lifting Drinks, Three Course Dinner Gum, and other sweet treats in this music-filled fantasy based on Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Join five contest-winning children on a tour of Wonka's magical candy factory, staffed by the mysterious and diminutive Oompa Loompas. With Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum. Includes the songs "The Candy Man," "Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-De-Do," and more.

The 3-disc set will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will be the same as the previous editions including an audio commentary, featurettes, a Sing-Along feature, and a trailer.

The discs come packaged in an individually numbered box with a Wonka bar, a pencil case with scented pencils and a scented eraser, the book "Pure Imagination: The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," a Golden Ticket replica, and archival letters.

Suggested list price for the set is $64.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 4.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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