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BVHE Press Release: Mars Needs Moms (Blu-ray) (3D Blu-ray)


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#1 of 2 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 06 2011 - 09:42 AM



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The Most Fun Family Film This Side Of The Universe!


Disney’s

MARS NEEDS MOMS


Coming to Earth on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with 3D, DVD,

Movie Download & On-Demand August 9, 2011


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The 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Includes Cool Bonus Features Such As An All-New Special 3D Exclusive Featurette, An Extra-Terrestrial Language Tutorial, Cast & Crew Behind the Scenes, Deleted Scenes and More!


      Burbank, Calif., May 6, 2011 – This Fall, families will not want to miss the chance to own MARS NEEDS MOMSthe story of a young boy’s intergalactic adventure to find his Martian-nabbed mother as it arrives into living rooms across the country in a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with 3D, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand August 9, 2011. From Disney and Academy Award®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Best Director, Forrest Gump, 1994), comes the craziest adventure in the galaxy— complete with out-of this world special effects and jam packed with bonus features, it’s a thrilling journey that’s pure fun.


“The perfect family film in every way. Funny, warm and wonderful.”

Pete Hammond, BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE


Uniquely packaged with families top of mind, MARS NEEDS MOMS will be available for purchase as a 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D™ + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy) for the suggested retail price of $49.99 US/ $56.99 Canada; a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D +DVD) for $39.99 US/ $46.99 Canada; a 1-Disc DVD for $29.99 US/ $35.99 Canada; a High Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./45.99 Canada; a Standard Definition Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada; and/or On-Demand (for additional information and pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer. Bonus features are not offered with On-Demand).


The Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs provide families with an enhanced entertainment experience – offering the flexibility to enjoy the film at home, in the car and on portable devices, in several platforms of choice (i.e., Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD + DigitalCopy) and comes packaged complete with never-before-scene bonus features, including deleted scenes, a special featurette and more. To learn more, fans are invited to visit www.disney.com/marsneedsmoms.


MARS NEEDS MOMS is brought to life by the performances of Seth Green (TV’s “Family Guy”) as Milo, Joan Cusack (Toy Story 2 & 3) as Milo’s Mom, Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda, Robot Chicken) as Gribble and Elizabeth Harnois (A Single Man, TV’s “90210”) as Ki and is directed by Simon Wells (The Time Machine, The Prince of Egypt) and produced by Robert Zemeckis (Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Forrest Gump).


Bonus Features:

Blu-ray 3D:

Everything on the Blu-ray & DVD plus….

·       Mom-Napping (All-new 3D Exclusive) –There’s more than meets the eye during the Martian abduction of Milo’s Mom. This alternate scene — completely finished in 3D — tells all.


Blu-ray 2D:

Everything on the DVD plus…

·       Extended Opening - The movie begins… but wait, there’s more.  See it here.

·       Life On Mars: The Full Motion-Capture Experience – Go way behind the scenes to the ‘space’ where the actors’ performances are captured. This feature-length, picture-in-picture viewing mode also lets you listen to director Simon Wells and actors Seth Green and Dan Fogler give a fun and insightful look into creating the movie.

·       Deleted Scenes with Simon Wells introductions (4 Blu-ray 2D Exclusive Deleted Scenes) – 7 deleted scenes of which four are exclusive to the Blu-ray 2D release. Some cool scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. Now you can see them with introductions by director Simon Wells.

·       “Flower Power” Easter Egg – the name of the show that Ki watched and learned English from is entitled “Freaks on the Street.”


Movie Download:

Everything on the DVD plus…

·       Deleted Scenes  - Three deleted scenes with introductions by Director Simon Wells


DVD:

·       “Fun With Seth” - The cast and crew had a galaxy of fun making Mars Needs Moms, thanks to the on-set antics of Seth Green and Dan Fogler. Watch them do the ROM dance see them compete to see who can do their verbal ROM the fastest, and much more.

·       Martian 101 – Do you speak Martian? Go behind the scenes and see how the producer and cast came up with their own unique Martian language. Then learn how to speak it yourselfwith lessons from a leading Martian language expert.


Mars Needs Moms Social Media:

Those who want to stay connected with the upcoming release of Mars Needs Moms are encouraged to:

·       “Like” the Facebook page at http://www.facebook....MomsMovie</wbr>

·       Follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/<...br></wbr></wbr>

·       View exciting trailers, video clips and more at www.youtube.com/disneymovies


Disc Specifications:

Street Date:                             August 9, 2011

Direct Prebook:                                    June 14, 2011

Distributors Prebook:               June 28, 2011


Feature Run Time:                  Approximately 88 minutes

Rated:                                      US: PG / Canada: PG (bonus material no rated)

Aspect Ratio:                          2:40 (16x9 Widescreen)

Language/Subtitles:               Blu-ray = English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

                                                DVD = English, French, Spanish

Audio:                                      7.1 DTS-HD MA, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital


Suggested Retail Prices:         4-Disc BD “3D” Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy) = $49.99 US/ $56.99 Canada; 2-Disc BD Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) = $39.99 US/ $46.99 Canada; 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 US/ $35.99 Canada; High Definition Movie Download= $39.99 U.S./45.99 Canada; Standard Definition Movie Download = $29.99 U.S./ $35.99 Canada; On-Demand = For additional information and pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer. Bonus features are not offered with On-Demand.


Film Synopsis:

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli — who needs moms anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no bounds. And with some unexpected help, Milo just might find his way back to her — in more ways than one.


About The Walt Disney Studios:

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The WaltDisney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!  For more information, please visit www.disney.com.



Ronald J Epstein
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#2 of 2 benbess

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Posted May 06 2011 - 01:13 PM

I have not seen this film, but it was one of the biggest box office disasters in all of movie history. It had a budget of $150, and Disney probably spent maybe another $75 million on prints and promo worldwide. So, a total negative cost of maybe c. $225 million, compared to box office returns of $36 million world wide. Since theater owners keep some of that 36, it looks like a cool loss of about $200 million for Disney before the video comes out and starts chipping away at that. But I don't think the video release or cable or TV will ever be able to erase that kind red ink...