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"A Bug's Life" coming to Blu-ray on May 19th

Postby eerik » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:22 pm

Looks like Disney has finally announced "ABL" Blu-ray release for May 19th, along with "Monsters, Inc."
Extras for these two films will include all the features on the previous DVD releases, including the following Blu-ray exclusive extras:
# Introduction by John Lasseter
# Roundtable with John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Kevin Rehr and Darla Anderson
# Storyboard animations
# BD-Live
* Movie Chat
* Movie Mail

Source: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=2423
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Postby TAMATER » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:19 pm

If the special features on the Blu-ray are the same as they are on the DVD then I'm definately not buying it. Plus I don't even have a Blu-ray player. :lol:
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Postby lizardgirl » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:36 pm

Hmm, I probably won't get A Bug's Life, but I might just go for the Monsters, Inc. one. I do watch Monsters, Inc. a lot, so it might be worth seeing it in high definition and appreciating Randall in all his purple glory. :lol: Though with the releases being two-disk sets, they're probably going to be very expensive, even more so than normal Blu-rays, which are expensive enough anyway! But perhaps the age of the films will lower the price a little.

That's cool that they both come with digital copies, though. I hope that applies to the Blu-ray releases of Pixar films all over the world and not just in America and some other countries, as with WALL-E- I'd love to be able to watch Monsters, Inc. on my iPod.

Is May 19th a worldwide release date, I wonder? I can't see any reason for it to be delayed elsewhere.

Thanks for the heads-up, eerik!
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Postby martini833 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:26 am

Here's the official press release staright from Disney:

MONSTERS, INC. & A BUG’S LIFE


Two Disney/Pixar favorites available for the first time EVER
in amazing Blu-ray high definition!


Available on 2-Disc Disney Blu-ray Hi Def + DisneyFile Digital Copy on May 19


Available for the SRP of $40.00 (Monsters, Inc.) and $39.99 (A Bug’s Life)



Monsters, Inc.
**ALL NEW Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features **


Filmmakers Round Table

o Filmmakers Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, Darla Anderson, and Bob Peterson reflect on the creation of the film, and share their most memorable anecdotes.

MONSTERS, INC. RIDE AND GO SEEK: BUILDING MONSTROPOLIS IN TOKYO

o A sneak peak of the newest Monsters attraction in Tokyo Disneyland, with exclusive interviews of the artists and engineers behind the ride.

ROZ’S 100 DOOR CHALLENGE (INTERACTIVE GAME) - Think you have what it takes to be a Monsters, Inc. employee? Roz will be the judge of that with her 100 Door Challenge. Deal with whatever is behind each new door. It could be a puzzle, a trivia question, a mini-game . . . it could be crazy! Do your best. Your future employment at Monsters, Inc. hangs in the balance.
BD-Live Features

o Movie Chat
o Movie Mail
o Movie Challenge
o Movie Reward

DisneyFile Digital Copy for iTunes and Window Media Player



A Bug’s Life
** ALL NEW Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features **:

Introduction by John Lasseter
Filmmakers Round Table

o Filmmakers John Lasseter, Kevin Reher, Darla Anderson and Andrew Stanton take a journey back 10 years from when the theatrical release first premiered and discuss what advances Pixar has made in technology, story telling and the overall filmmaking process.

A Bug’s Life: The First Draft

o Existing storyboards from Pixar’s original story treatment brought to life by animating them.

Story Treatment Intro by John Lasseter
BD-Live Features

o Movie Chat
o Movie Mail
o Movie Challenge
o Movie Reward

DisneyFile Digital Copy for iTunes and Window Media Player

Presented in 1080pi.

And here's the picture of the covers: http://pixarplanet.com/blog/images/515.jpg

Please check out and comment my article here for more infromation:
http://pixarplanet.com/blog/a-bugs-life-and-monsters-inc-coming-to-blu-ray-may-19th
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a Bug's Life & Monsters Inc Blu Ray

Postby JamieZ Pixar » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:16 am

Any one know when the Blu Ray version of a Bug's life and Monsters Inc. is getting released in Australia?
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Postby lizardgirl » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:40 pm

Yeah, ditto that JamieZ Pixar, I'd like clarification that all of this is just for America release only at the moment, because it doesn't mention which countries these dates apply to.

There seems to be quite a lot of extra content on both Blu-ray releases, and I quite like the covers (though I have to say, I'm particularly pleased that Randall's included on the front of the Monsters, Inc. one. :D) The selection of characters on the front of the A Bug's Life one seems a little random, though. I guess they couldn't fit all the appropriate characters on the front, but why Heimlich and Francis, and why not Atta, for example?

Thanks for the information, martini.
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Postby Pegasus » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:20 pm

http://disneydvd.disney.go.com/a-bugs-l ... ge=Trailer

Only have these extras? I wanted more, because I do not have a double edition on DVD ...
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Postby eerik » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:28 am

Pegasus wrote:http://disneydvd.disney.go.com/a-bugs-life.html#/?page=Trailer

Only have these extras? I wanted more, because I do not have a double edition on DVD ...

Umm..

And Much, Much More!
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Postby martini833 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:54 am

Very nice preview, thanks Pegasus.
Unfortunately they added my least favorite gag in the whole movie, the poo-poo platter one, but besides that, the trailer was top notch and of course I'll be getting this release come May 19th, or possibly earlier.
I can't wait to see the roundtable and newly animated sequences!!
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Postby eerik » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:44 am

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Postby eerik » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:09 pm

Only one month until May 19th!
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Postby eerik » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:35 pm

Looks like first reviewers have already received their copies.

Actually the soundtrack is in 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, not 5.1.

I watched this one last night and the transfer is incredible. Amazing fine detail and a clear improvement in color rendition over the previous DVDs. It almost looks like it went through a new color timing as I don't remember it being nearly this punchy.

The 6.1 soundtrack is good but not quite as masterful as some of the newer Pixar films. Still, considering this was their second film it still holds up extremelly well!

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p ... ostcount=3
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Postby Pegasus » Thu May 07, 2009 10:01 pm

Blu-Ray:

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Postby martini833 » Fri May 08, 2009 2:31 am

Here's my review for Upcoming Pixar:
http://pixarplanet.com/blog/exclusive-a ... ray-review
I really hope you guys read it and comment. take my word for it, it's a great buy if you have Blu-ray. I go over everything in the review! :)
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