An early announcement to retailers indicates that on April 12, 2011, Walt Disney Home
Entertainment will bring the Brad Bird animated Pixar film The Incredibles to Blu-ray Disc.
The studio will release the title as a 4-disc set comprised of two Blu-ray discs, a DVD, and a
Digital Copy with a suggested price of $45.99.
To the person who wanted it to be closer to $10 on release day, keep dreaming. Being that it's a four disc set, you can only hope for a possible $25 sale price tag on week of release and possibly a coupon thru Disney Rewards, getting it closer to approx $17-$18 (the coupons are usually $8 for Disney animated titles)...
I think I am going to wait to purchase this Disney release, I know they are going to release a 3D combo pack soon. I don't want to be a victim of double dipping by Disney. Tell me why they couldn't just release this with the 3D blu ray already included?
My Favourite Pixar film! I can't even start to imagine how terrific it will look like on Blu. What's nice about Disney, is you can already guarantee a 5 out of 5 on Video and Audio Quality, and Bonus Features.
This is great news and finally!!! But I just don't understand Disney's marketing strategy sometimes? 2 Blu-ray disks, and with a $45 price tag??? Well you know I'm get it anyway but I hate to see what they do when Finding Nemo gets released.
@ZombieFanatic: Disney coupons lately have been $10 on catalog titles, $8 on new releases. (This applies to both DMR printed coupons and the "coupon book" offers Amazon had on Bambi & Tangled. The only one not to follow this rule recently was BHC2, whose $10 DMR coupon is for an "upgrade" from the original BHC.) So expect The Incredibles to have a $10 coupon...
Finding Nemo will never come out on BD. Somehow the master copy has been destroyed and Pixar is afraid to admit it because they know the lovers of this movie will tear down the studio when they learn the truth (just kidding).
(From a huge and frustrated "Waiting for Finding Nemo" fan).
Wow, I'll wait for this one! Great movie, but it's way too costy for 1 movie. I don't care about the DVD and the Digital copy, I just want the BD. Walt Disney really must lower their prices (and stop the vault thing!) Pass, i,ll save my money for Star Wars...
@Morsoth: That's been the "retail" price on a bunch of Disney titles. They've usually been $20-25 in stores during release week (and even less -- since Disney offers coupons online for most). I think I've paid about $15 for most Disney titles lately...
SWEEEEEEEET! Day one purchase! Fantastic flick! And it will be stunning on blu!!!
Personally I love the 'combo packs'! Sure, on the older titles you might be double dipping for a DVD... but on the newer films the combo pack is a sweet deal for people with families. Like a lot of folks I know I don't have a blu-ray player in every room or in the car... so an extra DVD for the kiddies to watch in the other room or on a trip is nothing but a positive thing! Throw in a digital copy for my IPOD so I can enjoy a flick while I wait at the airport or while the car is getting worked on and once again... another positive thing! If you shop around when these combo packs are first released you can get some sweet deals... with some of the $10 off coupons Disney has thrown out, I've paid between $16.99 and $24.99 for some great combo pack titles. That's really not that expensive for "ALL" that your getting IMO.
Also, I've talked to a lot of people who waited on blu-ray and they have told me that the combo pack deals were one of the reasons they took the blu-ray plunge. So... needless to say I don't mind 'combo packs' at all.
For the folks unhappy about the $45 dollar price (to steep for me as well). Keep in mind that this is nothing more than a "suggested retail" price... just wait a while and you'll see this title easily under $30. And keep an eye out for a possible Disney $10 off coupon around the release date! Well there you go! It's already down to $31.99 on Amazon pre-order!
Yeah .......... Once again we wait and wait........... And wait and wait.........only to get slapped with having to chop off an arm to buy a movie.......... Greed baby greed! $&"@ that, I'll get it a week later on eBay for 20 bucks.......... Huh........... Studios
People...it's not actually going to cost $45.99. That's the SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE. Disney puts pretty much the same price sticker on every announced BD-DVD-digital copy combo pack.
As you'd know by looking at pre-order pages, it's already down to $30 or so, and will likely hit $25 by the time it's released. Add in a Disney coupon, and you'll likely pay under $20 for this title on day 1.
They should do what they did with Toy Story 3 and have the option of a Blu-only package, no DVD, no Digital Copy. I guess maybe not enough people bought that TS3 package, what a shame, cost less, less wasted discs. In any event I've yet to pay over $20.00 for a Disney or Pixar Blu and have no intention of starting now
Also for those of you who want it in 3-D, I really don't understand you people. I get that you like you Home Theatre is 3-D capable but why do you want films that weren't shot to be in 3-D?
I can't wait for this... Just Nemo left of Past titles! that would be a nice addition to a great announcments of blu-rays already, Star Wars now Incredibles.... Maybe Indiana Trilogy Nest or Jurassic Park?????
This wasn't one of my favorite Pixar movies, but I actually enjoyed it a lot. I was hoping for a Blu-Ray release for FINDING NEMO, which was far better compared to this!!! But this actually should look awesome on Blu-Ray.
@vanscottie: i think a couple reasons why i or we want 3D films that were never 3D to start with. 1) disney will release 3d versions eventually (sooner then later) disney will release them only as 3d, bluray, dvd, digital copy combo pack...not an option for only 3d for customers who bought the ealry release bluray, dvd, digital copy combo pack....also most of us are upgreading from a dvd version so is not like we are buy a new movie. (has 3d become the new triple dip for companys?) so basically through Disney's own marketing plan i should own (1 3d, 2 blurays, 3 dvd and a digital copy just to own a 3d version of the movie) 2) 3d can be added to ealry movies matching quality of current 3D releases...(sherk collection all 4 movies look amazing) i feel 3D adds even more replay for older movies we have watched several times already.
Yaawn. The difference between The Incredibles and Finding Nemo is The Incredibles goes straight to the shelf, whereas Nemo goes straight to the blu-ray player.
I hope to be pleasantly surprised by the benefit of blu-ray in The Incredibles. I've been watching it for at least a year looking for video areas where it will benefit, I hope it's a bigger jump than I expect, but I don't find it motivating at all. Without a good coupon, it could be the first Pixar movie I wait on.
Was waiting this impatiently (along with Nemo and Lion King), but .. 2 BRs, a DVD and a useless Digital Copy (that only works on Win Phones and iMePhones) for a painful price tag of $45? (and yeah, $31.99 for 1 catalog movie in 2011 is still way too much on Amazon)
So much for democratization of Blu Rays... I'll still get it eventually, obviously, but probably not day 1.
@Elandyll: You know a coupon is inevitable (from Amazon and/or Disney), probably for $10. You also know the price WILL go down between now and release date, at both Amazon and B&Ms. You also know that at least 90% of the time the cheapest time to get a Disney BD is release-week with coupon. So why all the hate on the price? You know anyone who actually pays $45 for it is an absolute fool.
(And no, I haven't preordered because the Amazon coupon isn't out yet. However, I know I *will* be buying it on day one, whether at Amazon with their coupon or at a B&M with a Disney coupon.)
(@blu_brian: Per this site, the list price *NOW* of the TS3 4-disc combo is $45.99. That further proves my point.)
"Does anyone remember what the sugg retail of the TS3 4 disc set was when it was announced?"
I just googled it, it was $45.99. The same as this. I don't understand why everyone is so upset over this. No one charges anywhere near suggested retail price. It's just a gimmick to make people think they're getting a helluva good deal. I bet it will be $24.99 or less at all the big stores for the first few days.
The only place I've seen mark a Blu-ray with it's MSRP is Borders. Why anyone would pay it is beyond me, but most retailers know better. The only way it will sell, especially the first week, is to offer it at a sweet price. As popular as The Incredibles is, I'm sure Target will have it at least at 22.99 first week. This is a DAY ONE purchase for me. It is my 2nd favorite movie of all time.
"Also for those of you who want it in 3-D, I really don't understand you people. I get that you like you Home Theatre is 3-D capable but why do you want films that weren't shot to be in 3-D? "
Digital animation that's originally "shot" in 2D can be rendered to deliver a *native* 3D image because the virtual-camera can be moved and positioned for the 2nd eye angle. In other words, you get native 3D just like if the animation had originally be composed for 3D in the first place... it's not a conversion like with 2D live-action films.
Seeing the Incredibles in native 3D would be awe-inspiring...
huh? the DVD had 6.1 matrix Dolby Digital EX sound, why promote 5.1 on the bluray as such when the center rear channel will be there too?? All of the other bluray have the unadvertised 6.1 mix why undersell that aspect?
I doubt Finding Nemo will be the last to be released on blu-ray, I bet you they will re-release all the disney movies in 3-D the movie will go down in price on amazon, this is amazon we are talking here if they didn't change there prices everyday I'd be scared
This is the first pixar film that I saw and it remains one of my favorites. I'll buy it with the discount. this reminds me that I should also buy the other pixar films I've been wanting: Wall-E, Ratatouille and Cars and the Toy Story series.
Great news, but I wish it had been released together with Lion King. Still, price too high, do not think it will get lower than $25.99, maybe a coupon (please Amazon!), but I also don't wanna spend more than $20 on something I already have, even when it's a Pixar movie.
Think about it, many new releases are now being cheaper on release day (think The Social Network's $16.99 price), and some cheaper (A-Team and Expendable's $12.99 price, I know, lower quality), and to think that we're gonna have to pay more for a catalog title, is not good (think of all the recent catalog titles $18.99 and under).