Every Monday Blu-ray Bob gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what discs will be spinning in your DVD player in the upcoming months. This week’s forecast calls for a heavy shower of little yellow men followed by a sprinkling of angry exes.
Universal's hit animated film Despicable Me featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Danny McBride comes home on DVD, a Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo back and 3D Blu-ray on December 14. The film's $245 million domestic gross highlights the public's seemingly never-ending appetite for googly-eyed cartoon characters—in this case, little yellow Pac-men with feet and arms. Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain numerous behind-the-scenes and making-of featurettes, three new mini-movies, and the game "Gru's Rocket Builder." Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be the picture-in-picture interactive feature "Gru-Control." The 3D Blu-ray is identical to the regular Blu-ray except for the addition of a 3D version of the movie for those with sweet setups.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was one of the most entertaining and imaginative films of the summer that you didn't see. The cutting-edge action-comedy by Edgar Wright starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Mark Webber and Alison Pill is based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's popular graphic novel about a nerdy bass guitarist who must defeat seven of his new girlfriend's exes. Universal is hoping audiences will discover the movie on DVD and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on November 9. Both versions will contain several audio commentaries, a trivia track, deleted/alternate scenes, bloopers and galleries. The Blu-ray adds a picture-in-picture commentary, a look inside the pre-production process, a TV-safe version of the movie, and "The Music of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" with four complete videos and video remixes. Level up!
If you think you've had bad days, consider Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer on TV's 24 who has had eight epic ones spread out over eight seasons. Fox has announced 24: Season 8 is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on December 14. Both versions will contain deleted scenes, "Chloe Interrogation," "The Ultimate CTU," "24 at Comic-Con," "Being There" and "Scene Makers."
The out-there Asian action-horror-comedy Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl takes a bite out of DVD and Blu-ray on October 19. Supplements on both versions include "Opening Day Stage Greetings," a making-of video and the original Japanese trailer.