Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has detailed its upcoming 2D/3D and 3D Blu-ray releases of director Genndy Tartakovsky's comedy Hotel Transylvania (2012). The releases will be available for purchase on January 29th.
Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
Audio Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer
Goodnight Mr. Foot mini-movie
"Monster Remix" Music Video by Becky G Featuring will.i.am
Making "Problem (Monster Remix)"
Meet the Staff and Guests: Voicing Hotel Transylvania (Blu-ray exclusive)
Making the Hotel (Blu-ray exclusive)
Progression Reels Genndy Blur(Blu-ray exclusive)
Progression Reels Mavis Ventures Out (Blu-ray exclusive)
Progression Reels Look of Picture (Blu-ray exclusive)
I'm surprised there isn't a 2D version as well but I can't blame them trying to push the 3D format. After the studio gets wind of the complaints, I doubt they will try this strategy in the future but then again this could over perform the same way the box-office results did for this flicks. I really enjoyed this film so I'm looking forward to adding it into the collection.
A bit odd that there is no 2D only option; only a 2D disc in a bigger 3D combo pack? Still, I've heard great things, a sequel was announced for 2015 and I'm 3D ready, even though I feel for those who want only 2D. Day one for me.
@Bluray King: They're not forcing you to watch it, but they ARE forcing you to pay the 3D premium, which is the point people are making about there not being a 2D only release. 3D always costs extra. The one BD release I can think of that already tried a 3D/2D only release, wasn't exactly quality cinema (Piranha 3DD). It doesn't bode well for the the movie, IMO, if Sony feels the title either doesn't justify a 2D only BD at all, or has such a small demographic they can afford such an expermental release strategy. Then again, it could mean that BD3D is selling a LOT better than people think.
the blu-ray 3d and DVD is weird. Who would want a 3d only blu and a DVD??? Even some people with 3d tvs want the option of 2d now and again. Especially those with children, I think the sales will falter because of this.