Holiday Gift Guide: Minions on Blu-ray December 8th (Review) #Minions

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BRING HOME THE WORLD’S

#1 COMEDY OF THE YEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Minions

GET THREE ALL-NEW MINI-MOVIES ON BLU-RAY OR DIGITAL HD

ON DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 24, 2015

BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD AND ON DEMAND DECEMBER 8, 2015

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

The breakout stars the world fell in love with in Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me global film franchise headline their own movie for the first time in Minions, available on Digital HD November 24, 2015, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A much anticipated prequel to the unprecedented worldwide blockbusters Despicable Me and the beloved sequel Despicable Me 2, Minions is an immensely entertaining film for all audiences called “inventive and hilarious” by Julian Roman, Movieweb.com.  The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD also come with three all-new mini-movies and even more Minions everyone will want to watch again and again especially during the busy holiday travel season.
 
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.  Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embark upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award®-winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in ‘mod’ London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.
 
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My Review
My kids fell in love with Minions, so they were thrilled to receive the Minions movie on Blu-ray. The box cover is in 3-D which is very cool! The movie is set up as a prequel to Despicable Me and is focused on 3 Minions…Kevin, Bob, and Stuart. My kids were pulled into the movie the second it started and their attention was held until the very end. Sandra Bullock plays the voice of the villain, Scarlet Overkill, and she does a great job! The movie is humorous (with even some humor thrown in that adults would appreciate) and my kids were giggling almost the entire time. I thought it was a cute movie, but I honestly thought the Despicable Me movies were better. My kids disagree with me though and they think this is the best movie ever! They especially loved the 3 mini movies that are included. Overall I do think it’s a movie I would purchase. It entertains my kids, teaches about loyalty and friendship, and has minions in it….what more could you want?! This is a movie the whole family can enjoy together, so be sure to check out Minions on Blu-ray December 8th.
 

  • Minions will be available on Blu-ray™ with DIGITAL HD and UltraViolet™ and DVD

    • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.   

    • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.

    • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download

    BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL HD:

    • THREE ALL NEW ORIGINAL MINI-MOVIES:

      • Cro Minion

      • Competition

      • Binky Nelson Unpacified

    • DELETED SCENE – ME, MYSELF AND STUART

    • AROUND THE WORLD INTERACTIVE MAPExplore the world of the Minions with this interactive map featuring a collection of games, trivia, featurettes, storyboards, and more all themed to movie locations.

    • BEHIND THE GOGGLES – THE ILLUMINATION STORY OF THE MINIONSGet a “behind the googles” look at the history and evolution of everyone’s favorite yellow henchmen.

      • WRITERSee how the Minions evolve throughout the different time periods. Writer, Brian Lynch discusses creating distinctive personalities for the three main Minions, his VillainCon idea, and the Minion family.

      • BOSS’ OFFICEIllumination Entertainment CEO and founder and Minions producer, Chris Meledandri discusses the origins of Illumination Entertainment and the genesis of both Despicable Me and the Minions.

      • ART DEPARTMENT – See how the Minions came to life, from the original art concept of the henchmen to the final creation of the Minions and how to differentiate them between new time periods. Also, see how the idea of Herb and Scarlett Overkill’s characters came to be.

      • GALLERY – CONCEPT ART (stills)

      • GALLERY – COLOR SCRIPT (stills)

      • COMPOSERListen to how composer Heitor Pereira creates the sound of the Minions and what it takes to create big music for small characters.

      • ACTORS STUDIO – Listen to the actors’ experiences being part of the Minions movie, who their favorite Minions are, and why they love them so much

      • NOTICE BOARD (stills)

      • SAFETY VIDEO

    • ILLUMINATION MACGUFF ANIMATION

      • ANIMATIONGo behind the scenes and hear about the challenges and excitement behind the Minion characters and bringing them alive through animation in the movie

    LIGHTING, LAYOUT AND EFFECTSA look at the ways in which layout and lighting plays a big role in the emotion and motivation in the movie. Also see the ways in which they try to keep the 60’s vintage look and the challenges they face with very technical shots, where one shot can take weeks.

    • 3D MODELS GALLERY (stills)

    • DIRECTORSDirectors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda discuss the unique challenges of creating distinctive personalities for the Minions  

    • PRODUCERSProducers Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Executive Producer Chris Renaud discuss the three main characters – Kevin, Stuart, and Bob – little family in the movie and the goal of creating a special bond between them and the audience when they leave the theater.

    • EDITORIALEditor Claire Dodgson discusses the distinctive editing style of the Despicable Me franchise and the three-year process it takes to make these movies from the original storyboards to cutting scenes with Minion dialogue.

    • STORYBOARD ARTISTLearn how the actions of the words of the script turn into visual drawings and how much work is put in from the rough sketches to the final cut of the movie.

    • GALLERY – STUART HOT TUB STORYBOARD (stills)

    • JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLEThis holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.   

    • THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS THEATRICAL TRAILER

    DVD BONUS FEATURES

    • DELETED SCENE – ME, MYSELF AND STUART

    • JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLEThis holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.   

    • THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS THEATRICAL TRAILER

Comments

  1. vickie couturier says:

    my grandkids love the minions and would love to see this

  2. dannyscotland says:

    I saw the Despicable Me movies, and while I thought the minions were cute, I was not convinced they could make an worthwhile movie about them. But I was also skeptical about the Despicable Me movies until I watched them, so I guess I need to watch this, too!

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