Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, will release a two-disc Blu-ray 3D combo pack edition of Bibo Bergeron's A Monster in Paris (2011), featuring an exceptional English-language voice cast of French singing sensation Vanessa Paradis, singer/song writer Sean Lennon, Catherine O'Hara, Adam Goldberg, Bob Balaban, Danny Huston and Jay Harrington. Street date is April 16th.
A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey make a massive mistake when let loose in a mad scientist's laboratory. With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally creates Franc, the product of a reaction between a common flea and one of the scientist's mystery concoctions. What they fail to realize, however, is that this 'monster' is actually a soft-centered soul with an astounding talent for music.
With the help of an enchanting nightclub singer Lucille, Franc becomes the talk of the town, just as stories of Paris's newest monster attract the attention of the egotistical police commissioner, hell bent on securing a big prize to help his battle to become mayor. The unwitting scientists and the singer must team up to protect Franc, a monster with more than a musical career to protect!
I have the Dutch edition which contains the French language track as well as an atrocious Dutch dub. I must say that the English version should be the version of choice, because the lip sync or the lack thereof is quite noticeable in the French version; the lip sync movements are really tailored to suit the English version.
Preordered yesterday, when it showed up in my goldbox for about $16 and change. Second cheapest 3D release I've bought, new, day 1 - the cheapest being Piranha DD. Hope it's a LOT better than that blind buy. Surprised a 3D release from Shout Factory is so agressively priced, considering the usual premiums of their catalog horrors.