DVD Update 10/29 (Shrek The Musical, Monsters University)
Shrek The Musical
(Available October 15, 2013 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital!)
The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in Shrek: The Musical, the highly acclaimed Tony Award-Winning Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Featuring a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs, along with unforgettable characters and outrageous humor, Shrek The Musical is ogre-sized fun for the whole family!
Be sure to check out the Deluxe Edition with Special Features including Shrek The Musical in High Definition, Shrek The Musical Songbook with 7 Sing-alongs and From Swamp to Stage: The Making of Shrek The Musical!
(Available on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand October 29, 2013!)
Movie sequels are rarely even comparable to the original work – and when discussing the films of Pixar, the bar is set so high the task is nearly unachievable. “Monsters University” is by no means an ineffectual excursion into comedy and wit, but it’s lacking the substantial level of unbridled creativity and emotional punch found in its predecessor. Instead, rambunctious hijinks and parody are the foundation upon which it builds its amusement. Poignancy still permeates the exploration of friendship and overcoming adversity, but the more intricate relationships found within “Monsters, Inc.” are absent. On it’s own, “Monsters University” is a charming romp through hilarious mockeries of college life and the appealing introduction and subsequent camaraderie of two beloved characters, though the shadow of something grander will always loom above it.
Ever since touring the Monsters, Inc. facility as a child, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) always knew he wanted to grow up to be a professional scarer. As an anxious adolescent ready for college, Mike chooses none other than Monsters University, an academy renowned for its prestigious School of Scares helmed by record-holding frightener Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren). Once there, studious Mike gets a taste of college life while butting heads with the carefree, reckless James P. Sullivan (John Goodman), an egotistical monster who intends on breezing through school relying on his family name rather than hard work. But when both Mike and Sully flunk out of the School of Scares, they find their last chance at redemption in the Scare Games, a series of increasingly challenging competitions that will reveal the school’s most worthy monsters. The only catch is that Mike and Sully are relegated to Oozma Kappa, the university’s most pitiable fraternity. Now, the two rival students must band together, train OK’s members, and prove to everyone that they have what it takes to be the best scarers on campus.
Monstrous Bonus Features Include The Blue Umbrella (Theatrical Short), Audio Commentary, Campus Life, Scare Games, Art Gallery, Deleted Scenes, Paths to Pixar: MU Edition, Promo Pics and So Much More!