TCFHE Press Release: Willow 25th Anniversary (Blu-ray Combo)

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CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF







GEORGE LUCAS AND RON HOWARD BRING THE CLASSIC TALE TO LIFE

ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME




Blu-ray + DVD Combo-pack Features All-new Digital Transfer Overseen by Lucasfilm and

Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material


Journey to the far corners of your imagination with Willow, for the first time ever on stunning Blu-ray! Written and produced by George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard, the film tells a timeless fantasy tale in which heroes come in all sizes...and adventure is the greatest magic of all. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the unforgettable classic has been fully digitally restored and debuts on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack March 12, 2013 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.



When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis; Harry Potter franchise) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh; “Upstairs, Downstairs”). In order to protect the child, Willow must team up with a rogue swordsman (Val Kilmer; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) and overcome the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil!



The Willow Blu-ray and DVD include a dazzling array of extras with never-before-seen exclusive content such as deleted scenes with remarks from Ron Howard, a personal video diary of Warwick Davis, matte paintings and much more. In addition, look out for Ron Howard’s new introduction for the original 1988 featurette “The Making of an Adventure,” as well as special effect legend Dennis Muren’s new intro to his piece, “From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking.”




Special Features
WILLOW is presented in widescreen with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (Lossless). Special features include:
[SIZE= 13px]?[/SIZE] NEW  Willow: Deleted Scenes with Ron Howard
[SIZE= 13px]?[/SIZE] NEW  Willow: An Unlikely Hero  Personal Video Diary of Warwick Davis
[SIZE= 13px]?[/SIZE] The Making of an Adventure with an all new introduction from Ron Howard
[SIZE= 13px]?[/SIZE] From Morf to Morphing with an all new introduction from Dennis Muren
[SIZE= 13px]?[/SIZE] Matte Paintings
[SIZE= 13px]?[/SIZE] Easter Egg


ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTANMENT

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.


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WILLOW BLU-RAY: (Catalog # 2283981)



Street Date:

March 12, 2013



Prebook Date:

February 13, 2013



Screen Format:

16:9



Audio:

English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA





French 5.1 DTS





Spanish 5.1 DTS



Subtitles:

English, French and Spanish



U.S. Rating:

PG



Total Run Time:

03:11:50



Closed Captioned:

Yes



WILLOW DVD: (Catalog # 2283982)



Street Date:

March 12, 2013



Prebook Date:

February 13, 2013



Screen Format:

16:9



Audio:

English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA





French 2.0 Surround DD





Spanish 2.0 Surround DD



Subtitles:

English, French and Spanish



U.S. Rating:

PG



Total Run Time:

02:06:00



Closed Captioned:

Yes
 
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Ethan Riley

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Well why is the blu running time over 3 hours? Is it a special edition or are they counting the extras?
 

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Originally Posted by Ethan Riley /t/326005/tcfhe-press-release-willow-25th-anniversary-blu-ray-combo#post_4013366
Well why is the blu running time over 3 hours? Is it a special edition or are they counting the extras?
I'm sure they're counting the extras along with the running time of the movie.
 

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Sounds pretty good, but will the Blu-ray not include the Warwick Davis commentary track from the old DVD? That's one of the best actor commentaries I've ever listened to.
 

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Now available for preorder, and at a reasonable price (I must say)
 

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Since this Itme has been OOP at least for a couple years after Disney bought the rights with Lucasfilm and many people have asked about it in various places
.No release date yet, but mid January is a likely choice. This is a wide release item since the first indication was an early preorder listing on Target and Amazon.ca with Jan 29th listed
 
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I missed out the first go round and refused to pay an exhorbitant amount for a used copy on eBay so this is a nice sign. Glad to see it’s being rereleased.
 

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By the way I own the previous release and watched it recently. It looks and sounds terrific.
 

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