We have some very exciting news in our first post of the week this week, the region two (UK) DVD and Blu-Ray release details for Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, which hits the home formats on July 4.
Following a record-breaking theatrical performance, Tim Burton’s epic fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND takes its booming box office success into the home. The wonderfully, visually arresting film will be available as a Disney Blu-ray Double Play release (1 disc Blu-ray and 1 disc DVD) and Disney Blu-ray Triple Play release (1 disc Blu-ray + 1 disc DVD and 1 digital copy) and Disney DVD from Friday 4th June, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Audiences are invited to delve deeper into the rabbit hole to experience the magical and imaginative twist on one of the world’s most beloved stories of all time in pristine high definition. A host of bonus features explore the whimsical world created by visionary directory Tim Burton (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd) including a look inside the world of the Mad Hatter and Johnny Depp’s transformation and the visual effects of growing and shrinking Alice, costume designs, music stunts and much, much more.
The film’s opening weekend made ALICE IN WONDERLAND the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in history, the biggest March opening of all time, the biggest 3D opening of all time and the biggest IMAX opening of all time. In the UK, the box office now exceeds £40 million, making it into Disney’s top 5 biggest box office performances ever.
Thrilling audiences around the globe are stellar performances from an eclectic cast, many British. Mia Wasikowska stars as 19 year-old Alice, who returns to the curious world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting her with long forgotten childhood friends; the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas), the Dormouse (Barbara Windsor), the Blue Caterpillar (Alan Rickman), the March Hare (Paul Whitehouse), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) and of course, the illustrious Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Completing the cast of charismatic characters is the reigning Red Queen who is outrageously and deftly delivered by Helena Bonham Carter, whilst her adversary The White Queen is uniquely portrayed by Anne Hathaway.
Below is the special features for the release, as well as the box art for the DVD release and the Blu-Ray releases.
BLU-RAY & DVD EXTRAS:
Finding Alice – It’s all things Alice. This featurette includes Tim Burton’s vision for the characters, differences from the book and Disney’s version of Alice and how she evolves as both a character and actor as she takes an adventure through Wonderland.
The Mad Hatter – Audiences are provided with a deeper look into the world of the Mad Hatter. Check out Johnny Depp’s early sketches, make-up, costumes and how they digitally enhanced his eyes.
Effecting Wonderland – A behind-the-scenes piece on the different technologies used to create some of the most beloved characters in the film – Stayne, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Bandersnatch and the Red Queen.