Jungle Cruise sets sail for an early digital release

Disney's Jungle Cruise announces plans for early digital and physical releases of the film

Disney’s Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, is getting ready to set sail on digital, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD later this month. Previously, the movie was released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access on July 30. Now, non-subscribers to Disney’s streaming service can join the rugged Frank Wolff and intrepid Lily Houghton on a fantasy adventure on all major digital platforms on August 31.

A physical release is also coming our way on November 16. This version comes with many of the bells and whistles you’d expect from a marquee Disney release, such as never-before-seen footage such as deleted scenes, bloopers, and featurettes. There’s even an Expedition Mode, a feature that reveals fun facts, Easter eggs, and trivia throughout the entire movie.

You can check out the full list of bonus material set to be included in the physical release below:

Jungle Cruise Expedition Mode – climb aboard a ramshackle tramp steamer (or your own couch) to learn fun facts, discover Easter eggs and catch some pop-up trivia throughout the movie.

It’s A Jungle Out There: Making Jungle Cruise – director Jaume Collet-Serra, the cast and crew discuss the importance of the film’s elements, from casting to make-up to the use of an ancient indigenous language, in creating the world that honors one of Disneyland’s most beloved rides.

Dwayne and Emily: Undoubtedly Funny – go on-set with the two stars, whose newfound friendship helped them project natural onscreen chemistry. Although their characters challenge each other throughout the film, the actors make each other laugh.

Creating the Amazon – explore the cinematic artistry involved in creating the world of Jungle Cruise, including how Frank’s boat coursed “dangerous” water in a tank in Atlanta, how a town was built in Kauai, and how a ferocious jaguar came to life, among other amazing effects.

Once A Skip, Always A Skip – join a panel of “skippers” at the Disneyland Resort as they reminisce about the rewards, challenges, and surprises they’ve experienced while helming the world-famous Jungle Cruise attraction, and hear their advice to aspiring skippers everywhere!

Outtakes – step behind the scenes of the production to catch the cast in a series of flubs, falls, foibles — and a whole lot of laughter.

Deleted Scenes: MacGregor Drives The Boat; MacGregor Water Skis; Joachim And Nilo On The Dock; Frank Talks To Proxima & Lily’s Nightmares; Sub Gets Stuck; Proxima Surprises MacGregor; Frank Gets The Cold Shoulder; Trader Sam And Lily Walk In The Jungle; MacGregor And Trader Sam Say Goodbye; Frank Makes Tea For Lily; The Backside Of Water.

Here’s the official synopsis of Jungle Cruise:

Seeking an ancient tree with healing abilities, Dr. Lily Houghton (Blunt) and wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Johnson) team up for the adventure-of-a lifetime on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, a rollicking ride down the Amazon. Amidst danger and supernatural forces lurking in the jungle, secrets of the lost tree unfold as their fate —and mankind’s —hangs in the balance.

Joining Johnson and Blunt for Disney’s latest live-action adventure based on a theme park attraction are Jack Whitehall, Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemmons, and Paul Giamatti, as well as several others.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

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