Friday, March 1, 2013

3/1/13: Wreck-It Ralph Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

I was able to receive an advanced copy from Disney of WRECK-IT RALPH Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Collectors Edition.  We were also able to see this movie in advance of it releasing and the kids and I loved it.
HD Digital and HD Digital 3D Versions are already available.  The Blu-ray and On-Demand Debuts March 5th.  We have already watched it twice since receiving it.  It takes kids/adults/game enthusiasts in to the arcade and literally in to the game.  It is so fun to watch the old graphics we used to play with when we were kids and see favorite characters like Q*bert, the ghosts from Pac-Man, and Bowser from Mario. 
Ralph had so much heart in the movie and just wanted to be seen for a hero once by the characters in his game Fix It Felix.  In an interview with John C Reilly he said: "I liked that the heart of my character ended up staying intact. I’m also really proud of the fact that the scenes in the movie that have the most stillness and heart are scenes that I’m in."  It really did come through as I had some tears in my eyes at the end.
I love Vanellope von Schweetz also.  She just wanted to be accepted and be able to race like everyone else.  She just wants to fit in, similar to how Ralph feels.  I loved seeing that play out through the movie.  Sara Silverman said she identified with her as "Vanellope is this obnoxious, precocious, scrappy, tough kid. Like most tough kids, she’s a scared little girl underneath. She’s protecting something with that toughness. I think everybody can relate to that, especially when you’re young."
It really is a wonderful movie.  
Jane Lynch who plays Sergeant Calhoun said "Wreck-It Ralph is a visually beautiful movie and it’s also a most moving tale. You’ll really grow to love Ralph and identify with him, as well as all of the other characters in the movie. It’s great!" and I couldn't agree more.
More about the movie:

 From Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Wreck-It Ralph” takes viewers on a hilarious journey.  For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman).    The film is directed by Emmy®-winner Rich Moore.
Featuring an all-star voice cast including Jack McBrayer as the voice of Fix It Felix, Jr. and Jane Lynch as the voice of Sgt. Calhoun, plus breakthrough bonus features that take viewers even deeper into the world of video games, Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” has something for every player. Over an hour of all-new bonus material is featured on the Digital and Blu-ray Combo Pack, including deleted and alternate scenes, the theatrical short “Paperman,” plus much more. 
 Bonus Materials:
Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of “Wreck-It Ralph”  
Fans of the film will get a look at five new worlds created for “Wreck-It Ralph.” The short takes viewers into Game Central Station with the artists who brought Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Jr. to life.
Alternate and Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes are highlighted with an introduction and optional audio commentary from director Rich Moore.
Video Game Commercials Viewers can check out the commercials created for the video games featured in the film - Fix It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Hammer.
“Paperman” – This animated short film played in theaters before “Wreck It Ralph.” It tells the story of a young man in an office who sees the girl of his dreams in a skyscraper window across the street. But how can he get her attention?  This short won an Oscar recently!
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials
Disney Intermission: The Gamer’s Guide to “Wreck-It-Ralph” – When the film is paused, host Chris Hardwick appears on screen to guide viewers through a series of 10 video segments offering an inside look at the many video game references, Disney references and other hidden surprises featured in the film.
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Disclosure:  I received the Wreck-It Ralph Collectors Edition set to facilitate my review.  No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are my own.

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