Buena Vista Home Entertainment is dropping off an early Christmas present for Blu-ray fans, announcing a November 20 street date for the holiday hit 'Santa Clause 3: Escape Clause.'
Though a street date so far in advance may seem unusual, it is not uncommon for studios to hold off on the video release of major holiday theatrical titles until the following year's festivities. Universal's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' and New Line's 'Elf' are just a few examples of Christmas box office blockbusters that were subsequently released a full year later on home video.
Disney has not yet released tech specs for the 'Santa Clause 3,' but it will contain comparable extras to the standard-def DVD version, which also streets day-and-date on November 20. Among the extras is a featurette, bloopers, music video and a karaoke feature. The Blu-ray will also feature BD-Java-enhanced interactivity, to be announced.
There is no retail price yet set, but we'll keep you posted.
We've added a new listing for 'Santa Clause 3' to our Blu-ray Release Schedule, under November 22. Stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead.