Amazon is currently listing pre-orders for the Blu-ray release of Cars 2 3D. The 12th Pixar film will be treated to Disney's 5-disc combo pack which includes a Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray version of the film, a Blu-ray disc for special features, and a DVD/digital copy. A standard Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is also up for pre-order. Additionally, a Cars Director's Edition Box Set with Cars, Cars 2 and Mater's Tall Tales is also being listed.
Cars 2 hit theaters last month and performed quite well at the box office ($278 million worldwide to date) despite being the most poorly reviewed film in Pixar's canon. The second installment features a larger role for Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable the Guy) and breaks away from Radiator Springs to include a global backdrop with locations in Europe and Japan. Owen Wilson, Emily Mortimer, Michael Caine, Eddie Izzard and John Turturro are just a few of the Hollywood stars who lend their voice talents to the CG animated feature.
The 5-disc set has been listed with a SRP of $49.99 while the 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack has been listed for $39.99. Expect Cars 2 to street on November 1st. Special features and technical specs should be released soon.
Update: Disney has fully detailed the release. Cars 2 will be presented in DTS Master Audio 7.1 with a 2:39:1 aspect ratio. Special features will include:
Cars Toon Air Mater: All-New Short
Toy Story Toon Hawaiian Vacation: Theatrically Released Short
Audio Commentary with Director John Lasseter
5-Disc Combo Pack Exclusive Features:
World Tour: Interactive map featuring nine different locations seen in the film.
Sneak Peek: The Nuts and Bolts of Cars Land
Disney has also released a new bonus clip from the Air Mater special feature short. Check out the video below.
Another stupid policy in order to push 3D. They're offering the bonus disc only in the 3D combo exactly like the Pirates release. I love special features but I hate 3D so I rather not see them than buy a useless 3D copy. Shame on Disney and this new stupid policy.
On another note, this is the perfect opportunity to release Finding Nemo on BD so we can complete the entire Pixar canon on BD.
It's not just a matter of money. It's also a matter of principle and shelf space. Why should I have to buy a 5-disc combo pack, one of those five discs I can't even watch (3D), and two others I will never even touch (DVD + Digital Copy), just to get the two discs I do want (2D BD + Special Features). Just to get that second disc, I have to get the 5-disc one. And that thick case takes up a butt-load of space on my shelf. Stop tethering so much crap to the discs I do want, Disney!
DAMN IT! I HATE 3D! This is just another way for them to make it seem that 3D is doing well, but we know it isn't. But the companies have spent money to put out films in 3D, so they don't want it going anywhere. Which means that if I want to see anything more than the film, I have to play a hand in 'seemingly' supporting the 3D gimmick. Grrrr!
I live in the UK, so I haven't even seen this in the theater yet. Already they've got me angry, and I haven't seen the damn thing. C'Mon!
Disney you're being mean. When all the people I knew criticized you for being too money sucking, I defended you. Don't make me, and everyone else with principles (and the sense to know that 3D adds nothing to the experience of a film) out to be fools. We've been buying all these movies, some for the second/third time. And you go and start pulling this crap on us?!
Most people don't even buy blu-rays, but us few that do, you're already screwing with by seeing how far you push us, and see if we keep on buying. Just because you add DVD's & Digital Copies, doesn't mean we want to buy big, bright red, 5-disc packs.
If I were to buy this, I would be buying it for 40% of what it contains. Are most companies not trying to reduce their waste?
idk if this is a right date i mean the film just came out like not even a month ago anf there is now a talk of this comeing out this must of did reallly bad in the movies but still i will pick up the 3D version i did not see this so i cant wait
I thought we were at the point where if we wanted digital copies, we could just download them straight from the internet. I mean, you need the internet to activate the digital copy discs, anyways, so why not just cut out the middleman discs and just do direct downloads?
People are sooo ungrateful!! If Disney didn't give you these releases, you would keep ranting about how much they scr*w you with every movie they release. You know what is crazy and over the top in these releases??? The same movie, with the same extras, in a different case!!!!!!!! A DIFFERENT CASE!!! And you complain that they try to satisfy every costumer in some manner??? So, for everyone who is saying "whaaa? It's 5 disks now??" APPARENTLY, you can buy the movie with just 3 disks. And stop complaining about 3D!! If you don't like it, don't buy it. And you can make very easily a digital copy of the movie yourselves, which will surely be of a better quality and smaller file size!!
@ryanasaurus, Did you even read the article you referenced? The 1st lawsuit was settled, thusly the November release date....and the other person from New Zealand hadn't even filed at the time of the article.
So thanks for, pretty much, nothing!
@Lnds500: No, we can't just buy the movie with the 3-Discs. That's what I'm angry about. It says at the top of the page. 5 or 2 Disc Sets. Just like with Pirates 4 (Disney).
More than I want, or less. That's why I'm annoyed. D'you really think I'd be complaining if I could just ignore the 3D set and buy what I wanted? But I can't, I'm going to have to pay more for stuff that I don't want, than stuff I do.
Why on earth would I be complaining that there are too many options? Hell, I'd love it if I could just order a film on Blu, then choose exactly what discs I want in my set. It'd be a dream, but obviously not fiscally prudent.
I for like how disney is support 3d by giving you more 2d,dvd and digital copy and disc for special features. if dont like 3d or dont have theres a 2d so dont way people cry when get a good deal becaues you know there be 5 dollars off or something like that.
@shadowthechaos - not true, yeah we can get the 2d version if we don't like (/hate) 3d, but the 3d set will have 5 discs (3d, blu-ray, bonus features blu-ray, dvd, digital copy) as opposed to the combo pack, which will just be two (dvd and blu-ray) which most likely means it will have bonus features that isn't included in the 2d version. that's why everybody's complaining. if they would just release both versions with nothing exclusive to one set or the other then nobody would care. also, $5 off probably $30+ isn't much at all. Disney doing stuff like this now is making me not want to buy their movies if they're going to screw people over when it comes to stuff like this.
for all we know though, the extra disc COULD just be a dvd of the bonus features that're included on the Blu-ray since DVDs usually are pretty bare of bonus .. but i doubt it
A 5 disc set with 3 discs worth of content thanks Disney marketing. Cars 2 was easily Pixar's worst movie but its still an above average animated flick and should be fantastic 3D demo material. Ill buy
Just pre-ordered with the $7 clip. Regardless as to the marketing of the disc or it its going to be "worth" 5 discs, Amazon's prices become very competitive towards release date and taking $7 off of the top is going to be the best price in town.
I agree 5 discs is overkill - but in the Pirates announcement we've got a gang of folks applauding Disney's practice of releasing the BD/DVD combo a month in advance of a DVD release to "push" folks into obtaining the Blu-ray Disc, while here we've got folks complaining that they "have" to get the 3D disc to obtain the special features.
The whole thing about Cars 2 in 3D being the only version with extras actually makes my gorge rise. (Translation: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a hoot.") I'm actually a bigger fan of 3D than most of you guys are, so I'm definitely getting the 3D version as soon as I can.
And to Jake Mandeville-Anthony: I hope you enjoy your free DVD copy when the film's released on home video.
The 3D product page is saying a three-disc set. With 2 BDs and a DVD. So is there not going to be a second 2D BD of special features? Cause if so, I need not bother buying it.
Also, another thing I've noticed with the Pirates 4 3D set, is that the UK version doesn't even have a DVD (None of the 3D sets do). So this means that should I have to buy the 3D set, I won't even get the one disc of the three I don't care about that would possibly be useful. It's quite hilarious.
The price diff for the Pirates 4 sets is about £1.20 on Amazon, so it really isn't the price, 'tis the principle. I liked Super/Triple-Plays. Why can't they have just added a third set. So the people not wanting 3D could still choose between Super/Triple-Plays or the Double-Plays, and the people wanting 3D could get a 3D-Play, or whatever.
Because they've essentially removed the DVD from the Super/Triple-Play and added a 3D Blu-ray. Aesthetically it's also annoying because the UK 3D Disney sets have bright red covers, which I'm not exited about. The only benefit I can think of, is that I'll get an extra 50 DMR points.
Everyone's a critic. I don't care what studios do, or how many releases they put out or don't put out, there will always be someone complaining about something! Get over it already people. Either buy it or don't. It's as simple as that. I for one will be buying the 3D combo pack and enjoy saving $7 with the Amazon coupon, because I missed it in theaters.
I still need to see this movie; amazed to see pre-orders not even a month from theaterical release though, don't they generally take at least two months? Eh, I won't complain, they always come out in November anyways.
I'm just hoping the "Directors Set" isn't filling the slot of "Releasing two Pixar movies on the same date" routine they've developed the past two years. (I.E., UP + Monsters Inc in 2009, Toy Story 3 and Cars Toons (I think this was it, at least) last year). I have every Pixar film except for Finding Nemo on Blu-Ray and I think the BR treatment is what I need to fall in love with that movie again.
@SpartanIre And I'm sure you were thrilled to have to buy 15 different 3D BD players and TV's just to get Avatar, How To Train Your Dragon, and Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. As I said earlier, it's not just about money, it's about pragmatism and shelf space. It was bad enough that they were forcing copies of the DVD and Digital Copies that nobody's gonna watch. Now, they have to tether the 3D version to it all for those of us who just want discs 2 and 3 (2D movie + Special Features). Can we just get a version that's just those two discs? Heck, I'll just settle for a 3-disc version that comes with those 2 discs + the DVD. I just have absolutely no need nor want for 3D or Digital Copy. Why doesn't Disney just dump that giant Aztec statue Mr. Burns gave the Simpson family in that episode of The Simpsons into our living rooms, and say that we must keep it in there if we want to get that Special Features disc? That package is gonna be so thick and take up so much shelf space. Just say no to disc-tethering!
I also don't like that the special features disc is apparently not included in the BD+DVD version (Though I do like the cover art of the 5-disc pack better).
The thing is, I don't care much about 3D (nothing against anyone who does like it), and I've been leaning towards getting the non-3D packs in part because of packaging consistency when lining these up on my shelf. I like when they all have the "Disney Blu-Ray" logo on the top of the side of the case. I don't like having the "Disney 3D" logo mixed inbetween them. But now I guess I will have no choice but to get the bigger packs if that is the only way to get the bonus features.
On the plus side, I will say that (based on the picture that we have of the cover art) I am at least glad that they didn't slap "3D" at tne end of the title. That's actually a big beef that I have with a lot of 3D releases. The title of the 2nd Tron movie, for example, is "Tron Legacy".... NOT "Tron Legacy 3D" (that's one that I got the non-3D version of).
Pirates 4 isn't too bad since it says "Limited 3D Edition" or something like that, rather than making it look like part of the title (plus the whole lining up on the shelf thing for that release won't matter as much to me as I keep the Pirates movies in a different section than most of my other Disney stuff, and I have the original BD releases of the first 3 movies which were made before Disney started putting their own Disney-BD logo on the boxes, so no matter which version of the 4th movie I get, it's not going to quite match up anyway).
I do hope that going forward, IF they are going to continue to force us to buy the 3D versions by making the bonus features only available with the 3D release, that they shy away from the trend of throwing "3D" at the end of the title of the movie. Because that is just friggin annoying!