Wreck-It Ralph will be released on blu-ray and DVD March 5th. Here’s a list of the special features you can expect along with it’s release, thanks to CinemaBlend:
- Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of “Wreck-It Ralph” – Fans of the film will get a look at five new worlds created for “Wreck-It Ralph.” The short takes viewers into Game Central Station with the artists who brought Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Jr. to life.
- Alternate & Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes are highlighted with an introduction and optional audio commentary from director Rich Moore.
- Video Game Commercials – Viewers can check out the commercials created for the video games featured in the film - Fix It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Hammer.
- “Paperman” – This animated short film played in theaters before “Wreck It Ralph.” It tells the story of a young man in an office who sees the girl of his dreams in a skyscraper window across the street. But how can he get her attention?
- Disney Intermission: The Gamer’s Guide to “Wreck-It-Ralph” – When the film is paused, host Chris Hardwick appears on screen to guide viewers through a series of 10 video segments offering an inside look at the many video game references, Disney references and other hidden surprises featured in the film. (Blu-ray Exclusive)
I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Walt Disney
Wreck-It Ralph Blu Ray and DVD Combo Pack- Pre Order at the Disney Store
Available to own on March 5, 2013
I got onto Pixar Planet after having not been on there in over a year and I figured I’d leave a post in the Wreck-It Ralph topic. Next thing I knew, I wrote a mini-review of the film. So, here it is:
I guess while I’m here I should say what I thought of the film. To be brief, I thought it was great. Apparently it wasn’t that surprising that I’d like this film, seeing as how I’m a bit of a “Retro Gamer”, however I went into this movie still with the intention of seeing a well-made film with a lot of heart and that’s what we got. What makes this especially appealing to me is the World building that the film does - it tries to explain the logic of the world in a way that makes sense (as long as you don’t think about it too much) and opens up the idea of so many concepts that could be explored if they planned on doing a sequel or TV show (Not that I’m saying that I want those per say).
As for the plot itself, it takes a while to really get to the gold, but when it does it really shines. Unlike many others (and to many people’s surprise) I actually found the first 25 or so minutes of the film to be weak, giving a rather shallow reason for Ralph to go on his adventures (With the vain hope that what he accomplishes will somehow win him respect from the Nicelanders). Things got much more interesting when Ralph has a character to relate with. The film gets even better when it goes into the backstory of Vanelope and her problems, which creates a conflict for Ralph.
I will add quickly here that the villain here is great. The movie hints at who it will be numerous times, but some like myself might find ourselves so caught up in the film then we won’t notice this on our first viewing and are surprised by it.
Last but not least, I guess I should cover the reasons one might not like this film. Well, if you go in expecting them to game jump a lot, you’ll be sorry to hear it’s only 3 worlds we actually spend any time in (Even though the film does cover 6 if you include Game Central Station, Tapper’s and Pac-Man.) Also, if you’re expecting any real Video Game characters to actually do stuff and have lines, then you’ll be disappointed. Only Sonic, Zengief barely and Q-Bert actually offer anything that has to do with the story. If you don’t like Sara Silverman then you might have a hard time getting past the fact that she plays a little girl and has a LOT of lines. Lastly, you might be disappointed if you were expecting the whole movie to have video game characters and references, because the second half of the film really lays low on them.
This film really is for everyone. Just because it has Video Game characters in it does not mean you need to know who they are to understand the movie. They are only there to help world-build, to make this feel like a legitimate video game world. The actual core of the film lies in the Fictional characters they have created to exist within the setting of Video Games. Similar to Toy Story, just because they are Video Game Characters / Toys does not mean that it defines their personalities. It simply sets the limitations that they must face. Beyond that they are still likable, reliable characters.
I’m not guaranteeing you’ll like the film, but I at least hope you give it a try sometime. It really warmed my heart, and I hope it does the same for some of you.