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BVHE Press Release: BOLT (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 8 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 21 2009 - 06:22 AM

Heroically Arriving on Blu-ray™ Two Days Early!


Coming to Disney Blu-ray + DVD + Digital File Combo Pack March 22
Also available on Disney DVD March 24

Burbank, California, January 21, 2009— Fully awesome! For the first time ever Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release BOLT in high definition early as an exciting Blu-ray + DVD + Digital File combo on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Two days following, the standard DVD versions will be available on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Plus, the DVD 2-disc Deluxe Edition and BD 3-Disc both include a special "DisneyFile" Digital Copy of the movie -- enabling DVD and Blu-ray owners to receive a digital version of Walt Disney Pictures’ BOLT in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats for the fan on the go! BOLT is jam packed with fully awesome bonus features including “Super Rhino,” a new exclusive short film starring Bolt’s biggest fan!

Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (“I Thought I Lost You’), BOLT features the voices of Academy Award® nominee John Travolta (nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Pulp Fiction, 1994 and Saturday Night Fever, 1977) as Bolt, the wonder dog and Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) as Penny, his “person.” The stellar voice cast also includes Susie Essman (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell (“Heroes”) and James Lipton (“Inside the Actor’s Studio”). BOLT was also produced by Pixar co-founder and CGI pioneer John Lasseter (director of Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Cars).

Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks the whole thing is real. When the super dog is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus), his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt springs into action to find his way home. Together with his hilarious new sidekicks Rhino (voiced by Mark Walton) – Bolt’s #1 Fan – and a street-smart cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman), Bolt sets off on an amazing journey where he discovers he doesn’t need super powers to be a hero.


Exclusive Bonus Short
Super Rhino – BOLT breakout star Rhino, the hyperactive hamster, gets a chance to headline his very own adventure!


The 2-Disc DVD includes the 1-Disc DVD Bonus Feature plus:

Music & More
“I Thought I Lost You” Music Video featuring the movie’s stars, Miley Cyrus and John Travolta.

In Session with John Travolta and Miley Cyrus - A behind-the-scenes look at recording Bolt’s signature song “I Thought I Lost You.”

Backstage Disney

A New Breed of Directors: A Filmmakers’ Journey - First-time directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard take fans along as they traverse the road from concept to completion.

Act, Speak! The Voices of Bolt - Join the voice cast in session: John Travolta (Bolt), Miley Cyrus (Penny), Susie Essman (Mittens), James Lipton (Director) and Mark Walton (Rhino).

Creating The World of Bolt – Bolt’s painterly backgrounds have wowed audiences across the globe. The filmmakers explain how they fashioned the unique look of this CG movie.

Deleted Scenes - With optional introductions by directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard.

DisneyFile Digital Copy-Watch your DisneyFile Digital Copy on the go!


The Blu-ray Hi-Def edition of BOLT includes all the exciting bonus features on the DVD, plus the standard definition DVD, plus DisneyFile Digital Copy, plus these exclusive-to-BD features:

Bolt’s Be-Awesome Mission - In order to defeat the Green-Eyed Man, Bolt has to find his way through three challenging levels in an exciting interactive game. Viewers can join in collecting clues, conquering ninjas and unleashing the power of the Super Bark!

Bolt Art Gallery – Animation enthusiasts can check out the film’s early creative concepts in the Bolt Art Gallery, which contains the building blocks of a big screen blockbuster, from storyboards to character mock-ups. Gallery sections include Visual Development, Character Development, Storyboard Art and Color Script Images.

BD-Live including Movie Chat, Movie Mail, Movie Challenge and Movie Rewards

BOLT has a suggested retail price of $29.99 (U.S.) and $35.99 (Canada) on1-Disc DVD, $32.99 (U.S.) and $40.99 (Canada) on 2-Disc DVD Set, and $39.99 (U.S.) and $49.99 (Canada) on Blu-ray.

BLU-RAY STREET DATE: March 22, 2009
DVD STREET DATE: March 24, 2009
Pricing: $29.99 (U.S.) and $35.99 (Canada) on 1-Disc DVD
$32.99 (U.S.) and $40.99 (Canada) on 2-Disc DVD
$39.99 (U.S.) and $49.99 (Canada) on Blu-ray
Feature run time: Approx. 96 minutes
Rated: USA: PG (Some mild action and peril)
Canada: PG
Technical specifications may only apply to feature
Aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1) – Enhanced for 16 x 9 Televisions
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Surround Sound
Languages: 1-Disc DVD English, Spanish, and French
Subtitled: English SDH, French, Spanish

2-Disc DVD English, Spanish, French
Subtitled: English, French and Spanish

3-Disc BD English, Spanish, and French
Subtitled: English, Spanish, and French


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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Southpaw


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Posted January 21 2009 - 09:26 AM

No mention of 3D...darn.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   MatS



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Posted January 21 2009 - 10:44 AM

bless Disney
they seem to be doing most everything right except releasing all their stuff quicker

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Edwin-S



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Posted January 21 2009 - 11:10 AM

I wouldn't call their pricing structure a blessing. It's as ridiculous as FOX's pricing.
"You bring a horse for me?" "Looks like......looks like we're shy of one horse." "No.......You brought two too many."

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Jason_V



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Posted January 21 2009 - 12:27 PM

Bolt had been on my list of things to get. Now I'm officially passing. I have zero need for three version of the movie. I want one. Just one. A single BD disc or a 2 Disc SE. No stupid DVD version or Disney File Edition or whatever else.

Missed a sale there, guys.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Eric F

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Posted January 21 2009 - 02:13 PM

Originally Posted by Southpaw
No mention of 3D...darn.
Yeah, I was also surprised they didn't go the 3D route on this, since they released a 3D version of the Hannah Montana theatrical showing.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted January 22 2009 - 02:19 AM

Originally Posted by Southpaw
No mention of 3D...darn.

I agree. Even though the 3D showing I saw gave me a splitting headache by the end of it, I was still hoping the BD would include a 3d version a la Journey to the Center of the Earth.

I thought the film was really good. I will probably pick up a copy for the family when it goes on sale, as there is no hurry to buy this since we saw it theatrically.
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   BrettB



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Posted January 22 2009 - 02:20 AM

2 days early. Love it. Posted Image

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