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Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians set to bow on blu-ray/DVD in March

Feb. 14, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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Dreamworks' holiday-themed animated film RISE OF THE GUARDIANS may not have been a hit at the box office, despite great reviews and stellar animation, but there's always a second chance when it hits the home video market in March. The film, starring the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fischer, and Hugh Jackman is rearranging its holiday focus to Easter rather than Christmas, which is easily done and the most logical marketing move.

Personally, I loved the movie, as did my kid, so it will definitely take up residence on my shelf. It's one of the more original and fun animated films I've seen in years, which makes it such a shame that it didn't make a splash at the box office. Every time something original dies at the theater, something unoriginal and "safe" takes its place. Like FINDING NEMO 2.

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS will be available in blu-ray/DVD/3D combo packs on March 12, 2013 (with an early release digital download available on February 26, 2013). Check out the specs and artwork below!

Disc 1 (Blu-Ray):

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:

  • Jack Frost Snowball Showdown!Use your remote to duck and dodge snowballs!
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors with SandySee if you can beat the Sandman in this classic game.

Additional Bonus Features:

  • Behind the MagicExplore the filmmakers journey to create Rise of the Guardians enthralling look, characters, effects and music:
    • Dreaming Up the Look
    • Naughty & Nice: Designing Memorable Characters
    • Enchanting Effects
    • Creating an Epic Score
  • The Man Behind the GuardiansLearn how DreamWorks Animation worked with author William Joyce to bring his novels to life.
  • Dreamers and BelieversA look at the cast and characters of Rise of the Guardians.
  • Sandys Dream GuideThe Sandman helps interpret your dreams in this interactive guide.
  • Filmmakers CommentaryWith director Peter Ramsey and producers Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein.

Disc 2 (DVD):

Feature film in standard definition

Bonus features:

  • Dreamers and Believers
  • Sandys Dream Guide
  • More Magic (DVD-ROM)Printable egg holders, coloring sheets and moreperfect for Easter fun!
  • Filmmakers Commentary
  • Previews
Extra Tidbit: Although we'll likely never get a theatrical sequel, I'd be down for a DTV one. I see potential.

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8:35PM on 02/28/2013

Sequel

I have strong hope that dreamworks wants to make a sequel. Ramsey, Del Toro, and William Joyce himself want to make a sequel and the film has found its crowd though a bit late in the field. The dvd sales will significantly help the film though I feel as many fans have formed a petition to get the sequel and are willing to raise money to do so and no other movie that I know of has had that happen let alone an animated film
I have strong hope that dreamworks wants to make a sequel. Ramsey, Del Toro, and William Joyce himself want to make a sequel and the film has found its crowd though a bit late in the field. The dvd sales will significantly help the film though I feel as many fans have formed a petition to get the sequel and are willing to raise money to do so and no other movie that I know of has had that happen let alone an animated film
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2:13PM on 02/14/2013
Great film. One of my favorites of 2012. This is a first day blu ray purchase for me.

Would love to see a sequel with everyone involved from the first returning.
Great film. One of my favorites of 2012. This is a first day blu ray purchase for me.

Would love to see a sequel with everyone involved from the first returning.
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2:09PM on 02/14/2013

I could see a theatrical sequel

it still deserved to make more money, and it was a pretty disappointing haul (though still solid) after a few weeks time but as I look at the box office intake for it now... it had a 145 mil budget and it grossed 300 million already -- it hasn't even hit blu-ray/dvd yet which grosses more money than most people think. I mean it's already doubled its budget and will likely do really well on home video, most everyone that has seen it has seemed to love it (myself included, a wild and fun ride
it still deserved to make more money, and it was a pretty disappointing haul (though still solid) after a few weeks time but as I look at the box office intake for it now... it had a 145 mil budget and it grossed 300 million already -- it hasn't even hit blu-ray/dvd yet which grosses more money than most people think. I mean it's already doubled its budget and will likely do really well on home video, most everyone that has seen it has seemed to love it (myself included, a wild and fun ride that brought out the kid in me... and perhaps the best 3D I've ever seen) and with them timing it for an Easter release (great thinking!) I don't know... I could see it for sure, especially with Guillermo Del Toro being so passionate about it and wanting to do a sequel so bad... I sure hope so!
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