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SPHE Press Release: Monster House (Blu-Ray, DVD, PSP)


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 11 2006 - 12:40 AM

“…It’s inventive and exciting and visually effective…thumbs way up.” – Ebert & Roeper

“The best animated feature of the year. It’s so much fun you’ll want to see it again and again.” – Shawn Edwards, Fox TV

Animated Hit of the Year Comes to DVD From Oscar®-Winning
Executive Producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg

MONSTER HOUSE

Featuring the Voice Talent of Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhall, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Catherine O’Hara, Kathleen Turner, Fred Willard
and Jon Heder

Available Just in Time for Halloween on DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and PSP™ October 24, 2006

Culver City, CA – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the visually stunning, critically acclaimed audience favorite Monster House on DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and PSP™ just in time for the Halloween season on October 24, 2006. Producers Steven Spielberg ( ET, Shindler’s List, Jurassic Park) and Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) present this smart and spooky story of two young boys and their adventures in a film that all ages can enjoy. Loaded with incredible bonus features including behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film, Monster House is a DVD every family can enjoy. From first-time feature director Gil Kenan and with a Screenplay by Dan Harmon & Rob Schrab and Pamela Pettler, the film will be available on October 24 at a SLP of $28.95 for DVD, $38.95 for Blu-ray Disc®, and $28.95 for PSP™.

The film features a monster cast including Steve Buscemi (Monsters, Inc., Armageddon), Nick Cannon (Men In Black 2, Nick Cannon Presents Wild N’ Out), Maggie Gyllenhall (World Trade Center, Mona Lisa Smile), Kevin James (Barnyard, Hitch ), Jason Lee (The Incredibles, Almost Famous), Catherine O’Hara (Over the Hedge, Chicken Little), Kathleen Turner (Baby Geniuses, The War of the Roses), Fred Willard (Chicken Little, Everybody Loves Raymond) and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, The Benchwarmers).Monster House will be supported by a promotion with Kraft that will reward consumers who purchase the Monster House DVD and two packages of Ritz Bitz sandwiches (9oz or larger) with a $3 mail-in rebate.

Synopsis:

Monster House is the spooky, thrilling and clever story of two young boys, D.J. and Chowder, who find that their neighbor Horace Nebbercracker is a little more than a grouchy old man. Everyone thought that D.J. had a particularly overactive imagination as he was convinced that his hagard and crabby neighbor Horace Nebbercracker was responsible for Mrs. Nebbercracker's mysterious disappearance. Any toy that touches Nebbercraker's property promptly dissappears, swallowed up by the cavernous house in which Horace lives. D.J. has seen it with his own eyes! But no one believes him, not even his best friend, Chowder. Everyone slowly discovers that D.J. is not imagining things. Everything he's seen is absolutely true and it's about to get much worse than anything D.J. could have imagined.

DVD BONUS FEATURES:

7 Featurettes Including:
o Imaginary Heroes
o Beginner's Luck
o The Best of Friends
o Lots of Dots
o Black Box Theater
o Making It Real
o Did You Hear That?
· Multi-Angle Evolution: Eliza vs. Nebbercracker
· Filmmaker Commentary
· The Art of Monster House- Photo Gallery
· The Adventure Continues Online With DVD-ROM Link To Exciting Games, Downloads & Activities!


Monster House DVD
DVD SLP : $28.95
DVD WS Catalog #: 15419
DVD WS UPC: 043396154193
DVD FS Catalog #: 15770
DVD FS UPC: 043396157705
DVD Order Date: 9/21/2006
Running Time: 91 minutes
Rating: PG

Monster House Blu-ray
Blu-ray SLP : $38.95
Blu-ray Catalog # 15595
Blu-ray UPC: 043396155954
Blu-ray Order Date: 9/21/2006
Running Time: 91 minutes
Rating: PG

Monster House PSP
PSP SLP : $28.95
PSP Catalog # 15596
PSP UPC: 043396155961
PSP Order Date: 9/21/2006
Running Time: 91 minutes
Rating: PG

 

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Christopher a

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Posted September 11 2006 - 02:18 AM

Didn't see it in theaters but heard nothing but good things about it. Have to say these are the kind of titles that will really make me jealous about not owning a Blu-Ray player. I really don't care about the format war. Once a reliable blu-ray player is released, along with titles that use either vc-1 or a higher m-peg 2 bit rate like dvhs did, I'll pick up a player....and its exactly for things like this...not sitting on the sidelines for new releases exclusive to one format or another.

Chris

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Efrain Lopez

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Posted September 11 2006 - 02:30 AM

hmm, could this be the first Blu-ray disc that doesn't cut out bonus features... (short running time + CG source, not film)?

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Miles

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Posted September 11 2006 - 07:15 AM

Damn! Wanted to see this in IMAX-3D and it didn't show in my city... now Blu-ray... Bring down the prices of the Blu-ray players and this would be a must-buy. I do have the Toshiba HD-DVD player and would certainly spring for the HD-DVD version, but now I won't even buy the SD-DVD version as there is an HD version out there...

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff(R)

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Posted September 11 2006 - 08:44 AM

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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted September 11 2006 - 09:36 AM

No 3-D, no sale!
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