This Week Wonderland Goes 3D On Blu-Ray

By David Wharton 2010-12-06 03:48:58
If you're one of the few that's already leaped headfirst into the tech gimmick of the moment and purchased a 3D TV, this week Disney will be bringing Tim Burton's adventures in Wonderland home with an added dimension. The Burton-directed, Johnny Depp-starring Alice in Wonderland already hit Blu-ray and DVD months ago, but now Disney is re-releasing it as a four-disc combo pack that includes a 3D Blu-ray copy, a Blu-ray, a DVD, and a digital copy. It'll run you $49.99 for the pack, and if this story has built up your excitement, you won't have to wait long -- it comes out tomorrow (December 7th, a date that will live in three-dimensional infamy).

Make note, if you've already picked up a Blu-ray copy since its release back in June, you're pretty much paying just for the 3D copy here. The combo pack includes everything from the earlier release, but no new special features or anything. Just as a reminder, here's what you'll be getting for your fifty clams (aside from that whole "depth" thing).

DVD Bonus Features
  • 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.
Blu-Ray Bonus Features
Everything on the DVD, plus:
  • The Futterwacken Dance -- Futterwhat? Check out the making of the timeless dance called the Futterwacken.
  • The Red Queen -- The creation of the Red Queen from start to finish, including early Tim Burton sketches showcasing costume designs, make-up, and digital effects.
  • Time-Lapse: Sculpting the Red Queen -- A short time-lapse piece showing Helena Bonham Carter as she gets her make-up done. A three-hour process can be watched in just a few short minutes.
  • The White Queen -- An interview with Anne Hathaway, who plays Wonderland’s good queen, about her character’s journey throughout the process of the film.
  • Scoring Wonderland -- Composer Danny Elfman and Tim Burton discuss the music for the movie.
  • Stunts of Wonderland -- A featurette highlighting some of the biggest stunts in the film.
  • Making the Proper Size -- An inside look at the visual effects process of growing and shrinking Alice. See how filmmakers used different techniques to stay true to the storyline.
  • Cakes of Wonderland -- Take a trip to “Cake Divas” where the creators of the EAT ME cakes provide viewers with details about how they made the smallest crumb to the largest cake in scale.
  • Tea Party Props -- Tea cups, saucers, cakes, and more. Prop master Doug Harlocker gives an overview of all the props used to bring the famous tea party scene together visually.


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