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A Christmas Carol Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray in November

Posted May 22, 2010 05:38 AM by Juan Calonge

Walt Disney StudiosDisney will go down in Blu-ray history as the first studio to announce a true 3D title for general release (not tied to the purchase of certain 3D hardware). On November 16, the studio will release the Robert Zemeckis-directed CGI movie A Christmas Carol, starring a motion-captured Jim Carrey, in two BD editions: a single-disc release, and a 4-disc combo pack, including no fewer than four incarnations of the movie: conventional BD, DVD, digital copy and 3D BD.

Special features include:
  • BonusView: Behind the Carol - the full motion capture experience (BD-exclusive)
  • Digital Advent Calendar (BD-exclusive)
  • Capturing A Christmas Carol
  • On Set with Sammi
  • Deleted scenes
  • Scrooge's Wild Ride (3D BD exclusive)
List price is $39.99 for the single-disc release and $49.99 for the 4-disc combo.




Source: The HD Room | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

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deado
 - May 22, 2010

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Interesting, would this be the first time ever that new release has taken a full year to hit shelves? I much rather the wait than the otherwise inevitable double-dip if they only released the 2D version around now. Well done Disney!

nazdar
 - May 22, 2010

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ChuckT43
 - May 22, 2010

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It's great to see Disney release a combo pack like this. They well could have had the 3d separate. I like the idea of being covered should you some time decide to upgrade. Thanks Disney.

Holmes
 - May 22, 2010

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@deado - It's standard for a holiday-themed film to see theatrical release in November/December and then be released on DVD/Blu a year later.

Anywho, I loved this film. A beautiful, faithful, moving adaptation of the Dickens classic. Zemeckis and Carrey did a superb job. I'll buy the single-disc Blu-ray version.

Felipenor
 - May 22, 2010

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deado, it's actually not the first time. Christmas movies usually take a full year to be released in home video, in just about time for the next holidays. The same happened to The Polar Express.

rmainhammer
 - May 22, 2010

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I can't believe a major studio is doing the consumer a favor by packaging all these formats into one set! I just hope it isn't $30 or more. I really like this movie and would love to own it for the present and the future (when I upgrade to 3D).

F13BluRay
 - May 22, 2010

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Carrey was great in this. Glad Disney included the 2D along with 3D. Hopefully Zemekis gets to tackle a Roger Rabbit sequel soon.

Rob555
 - May 22, 2010

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I will be Getting the four Disc Edition that way I have all the bases covered when I upgrade
to a 3D Television. I got a chance to see it in 3D at the new AMC in the EXT experience where the screen is like huge and 57000 watts and 11 surround speakers. The 3D Digital projection was perfect. Thanks Disney for taking the lead in releasing the 3D BLU-Ray at the same time BRAVO.......

orion10
 - May 22, 2010

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Kudos to Disney for continuing to save consumers their money. 4-disc combo version for me!

CandyStalker
 - May 22, 2010

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Jimmy Smith
 - May 22, 2010

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Im a bit confused why the 2D and 3D versions are separately encoded. The Blu-Ray 3D spec allows a 1080p 2D version of the movie to be encoded within the 3D version. Encoding both makes as much sense as encoding Blu-Rays in separate 1080i and 1080p versions. Theres no need because 1080p discs can downconvert to 1080i on 1080i televisions and 3D is supposidly the same way. I hope this means that 3D discs don't have compatibility issues.

SapGoblin
 - May 22, 2010

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4-discs is getting ridiculous when it's all repeat content in different formats. If someone's able to play 3D, I dare say they don't need the DVD. I might get it if it was a 2 disc: regular blu-ray + 3D blu-ray, or: blu-ray + DVD. Those should be the 2 separate releases!

prkprkprk
 - May 22, 2010

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DISNEY WANTS UR MONEY

starbinger
 - May 22, 2010

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I just hope they don't price the 4 disc too high. I don't want to pay alot more because there is a 3d version I can't even play. I do like getting the combos over 1 disc however because I don't have blu in ever room or my car. But to be honest I'm not really interested in this actually title. I just fear other releases will follow whatever they decide to do with this one.

fettastic
 - May 22, 2010

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bad_code
 - May 22, 2010

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Ashamed Pegasus
 - May 22, 2010

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The $50 list price on the combo is not bad considering what it comes with... Retail will end up being about $30, then with Disney's coupon it will be $20... Might even be lower since it's being released a week before Black Friday...

CJS234
 - May 22, 2010

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Those are list prices bad_code. Amazon might have it for half that so $20 for regular blu, $25 for 3D Blu. If those are the prices, I'll definitely bite on the 3d version to try out my Panny's 3D feature.

Jimmy Smith
 - May 22, 2010

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I guess its similar to puting the DVD and digital copy on separate discs when given how little space digital copies take they could easily fit on the same disc as the DVD. Similar to why there is no reason whatsoever for both a 2D and 3D versions to be on separate discs when every 3D version has 2D within it.

Chaotic
 - May 22, 2010

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loved it. will buy day 1

RebelPrince1986
 - May 22, 2010

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I think they should make a Blu+DVD Combo and a Blu+3D Blu Combo, because the people interested in upgrading to 3D Blu are not likely going to have any use whatsoever for the DVD and the people thinking of upgrading to Blu from DVD are likely not going to foot the bill of upgrading to 3D if they haven't even made the jump to standard Blu-ray by that time.

Dr. Manhattan
 - May 22, 2010

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For those worrying about the price, you do know it'll be lower when it hits store shelves, right?

ezeblazin
 - May 22, 2010

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So does this mean there will be no more "3D" movies being released with the red/blue glasses for non-3D tv's???

Arkadin
 - May 22, 2010

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can't wait to hear the intense criticism of Disney after the price becomes known for the 4 disc version.

steve1971
 - May 22, 2010

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The PQ looks simply beautiful on this release. I will buy the 2D release when it comes out.

STARSCREAM
 - May 22, 2010

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I am also confused on why with the 4 disc set they are touting having a 3D version AND a regular blu-ray version. From everything I've read the 3D disc are supposed to be able to be played in 2D with regular blu-ray players. Only thing I can think of is they want it to look like more value so they can call it a 4 disc set OR for some reason they are having trouble with the 3D disc play back on 2D players.

Minimejer05
 - May 22, 2010

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4 disc combo.. my god. Might buy that if its not too much more expensive. I thought 3D Blu Ray discs could play in 2D aswell?

Afrobean
 - May 22, 2010

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There is no reason to have a 3D and traditional 2D on separate discs. Disney management probably just doesn't understand this or hopes the public won't understand this. By making it a 4 disc set, it'll cost more than any other standard release. Very offensive to me that Disney would do that. I want to own this movie in proper 3D form, but I don't want to be forced to pay for 3 additional copies I don't want. Added copies are nice when the price isn't visibly affected, but it really bothers me when they load up the package with unnecessary discs to force people to pay more. Honestly, the single disc release should be the proper 3D version.

PS with them puttting unnecessary discs in here, I'm surprised they didn't also include an anaglyph 3D digital copy, anaglyph BD, or anaglyph BD. They could have made this a 7 disc set!

wallendo
 - May 22, 2010

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As to why there are separate disks for 2D and 3D, consider this quote from the review of Monsters vs Aliens 3D:

"The disc was also inserted into a PlayStation 3 system running the latest firmware (v. 3.21) to see if it would play the 2D version; the system simply failed to read the disc."

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Monsters-vs-Aliens-3D-Blu-ray/10145/#Review

3D disks SHOULD work on 2D players, but "Monsters vs. Aliens did not"

nazdar
 - May 22, 2010

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RIKANA
 - May 22, 2010

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Oh Wow... This is going to make getting an 3D HD TV a priority.

Can't wait:3

RI

burngwngs
 - May 22, 2010

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Me and my daughter absolutely loved this movie. I can't imagine buying the single disc version even though I don't own a 3D TV yet. This is a must have especially for that season. AWESOME

WileyWyler
 - May 22, 2010

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STARSCREAM
 - May 22, 2010

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Wallendo, thanks for the quote. I didn't know that. Guess they are still having problems with 3D discs being played back on 2D players.

Daytripper
 - May 22, 2010

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deado, several "seasonal" movies that were released around Thanksgiving in theaters had their first DVD release the following Thanksgiving/Christmas time period. And they include: "Elf", "The Grinch" and "The Polar Express".

Jimmy Smith
 - May 22, 2010

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Superblaster76
 - May 23, 2010

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ahossein79
 - May 23, 2010

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I have what may be a stupid question is the single disc release a the 2D blu ray or the 3D blu ray, because I don't see myself wanting to shell out for 3D Blu Ray at this moment and I don't want to spend the extra money yet.

Taat
 - May 23, 2010

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ahossein79 the single disc release is just going to be a normal 2D bluray release I think. The 3D is coming in the four combo pack.

wnicholas76
 - May 23, 2010

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4-disc combo pack for me.

theboffer
 - May 23, 2010

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What the heck? No VHS or Laserdisc?

iap738
 - May 23, 2010

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Is this worth a blind buy? I typically enjoy "Christmas Carol" films but I missed this one in the theater.

bmarsh011
 - May 23, 2010

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Well I just bought a new Samsung 3D LCD TV (notLED) and Blu-ray player & free glasses promo. I jumped on board because we were broken into and our tv taken. So I am excited and eager to get more 3D blu-ray movie out; stop making them exclusive to a company. Check out eBay and see how much people are bidding on the only 3D movie out right now (in the Samsung promo) Monster vs. Aliens. So I have all the latest stuff but only one movie to watch in 3D. And it works perfectly!! When can I get more movies in 3D??? Cannot wait till this movie comes out I will be the first to buy it!!! Can I pre-order on Amazon??

myersfan73
 - May 23, 2010

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According to play UK pre orders, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3D (Blu-ray) will be released on the Due for release on 14/06/2010. This is way ahead of Disney's A Christmas Carol.

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/14865123/Cloudy-With-A-Chance-Of-Meatballs-3D/Product.html

devilnamedBuena
 - May 23, 2010

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I'm tired of these packages. Tired, tired, tired. I thought one of the advantages of Blu was the larger capacity of the format vs. everything else and yet they refuse show that off at every opportunity. This price gouging is about as ridiculous as paying $20 for a ticket to the movies. And don't even tell me "what kind of value I'm getting." I don't want to buy another DVD. I want it on Blu, in HD, the best way possible, in a definitive edition. Not on 4 (FOUR! Are you kidding me!?!) different discs.

C'mon Blu, get your act together already. This format keeps changing it's mind and is very schizophrenic. (Oh, yeah. Where's managed copy while you're at it?) Stop giving the consumer Blu balls.

fdm
 - May 23, 2010

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None of the above.

ryanasaurus0077
 - May 23, 2010

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I sent an email to Disney DVD and BluRay asking them to release Toy Story 3 and A Christmas Carol on DVD in anaglyphic 3D. I got an email saying they're considering it for Toy Story 3, but no word yet as to the standalone DVD of A Christmas Carol. I'll let you guys know when I know.

RiffFan924
 - May 23, 2010

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I guess that's pretty cool, but the movie just wasn't really that good. If you enjoyed it, more power to ya.

ajmrowland
 - May 24, 2010

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@rmainhammer: SRP is 49.99

If this really ends up being an expensive set, even with the inevitable coupon, Im not buying the Combo. Also, they'll just be using it to boost 3D sales anyway.

ajmrowland
 - May 24, 2010

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Also, 3D likely will fall flat on its face. People have barely gotten HD, many of whom still dont, and now some new expensive technology is being forced upon them. Im all for 3D but only for movies shot in 3D and even that doesnt justify8 the cost of a new set.

ajmrowland
 - May 24, 2010

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Oh, and Disney has enough criticism aimed at them for bad tv programming and marketing.

IF I get the combo, it'll be for the 2D BD+DVD. None of the others.

ryanasaurus0077
 - May 24, 2010

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I got a reply from Disney. They said they're considering releasing the standalone DVD in anaglyphic 3D for us who can't afford 3D BluRay equipment.

laie_techie
 - May 24, 2010

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I'm not that familiar with the BD 3D spec. A previous comment indicated that a single disc can contain both 2D and 3D content. Will existing players (eg. 2D only) be able to read the 2D content without tripping over the 3D stuff on the disc?

ajmrowland
 - May 25, 2010

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^Another previous comment said "no".

Damage Inc.
 - May 30, 2010

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Oh sure, add another disc.
Where are the options besides just a BD and one with EVERYTHING?

I would just like the two BD-version thank you, or just 1 BD if it's possible to show both version on one.
What a waste to have DVDs or Digital Copies if you don't use them.
They really should make it an optional set and see how much it's being sold then make as many as needed.

KJH6926
 - Jun 21, 2010

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Just put the 4-disc on pre-order :~)


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