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Willow is coming to BluRay!

— Posted by The Amazing Anthony

 

I can’t tell you how often I reference the movie ‘Willow’ in casual coversation.  It’s embarassing.  I look at movies like The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit and my mind immediately wanders to Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer’s grand adventure that was brought to us by Ron Howard and George Lucas back in 1988.  I was exposed to the fantasy adventure film at an impressionable age and the news that this film is coming to home in hi-def put a child-like grin on this writers’ face. Check out the full press release Fox passed along about the film below:

 

 

 

GEORGE LUCAS AND RON HOWARD BRING THE CLASSIC TALE TO LIFE

ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME

 
 

Blu-ray + DVD Combo-pack Features All-new Digital Transfer Overseen by Lucasfilm and
Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material

 

Journey to the far corners of your imagination with Willow, for the first time ever on stunning Blu-ray! Written and produced by George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard, the film tells a timeless fantasy tale in which heroes come in all sizes…and adventure is the greatest magic of all. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the unforgettable classic has been fully digitally restored and debuts on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack March 12, 2013 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

 
 

When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis; Harry Potter franchise) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh; “Upstairs, Downstairs”). In order to protect the child, Willow must team up with a rogue swordsman (Val Kilmer; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) and overcome the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil!

 
 

The Willow Blu-ray and DVD include a dazzling array of extras with never-before-seen exclusive content such as deleted scenes with remarks from Ron Howard, a personal video diary of Warwick Davis, matte paintings and much more. In addition, look out for Ron Howard’s new introduction for the original 1988 featurette “The Making of an Adventure,” as well as special effect legend Dennis Muren’s new intro to his piece, “From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking.”

 
 

Special Features
WILLOW is presented in widescreen with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (Lossless). Special features include:
●    NEW Willow: Deleted Scenes with Ron Howard
●    NEW Willow: An Unlikely Hero Personal Video Diary of Warwick Davis
●    The Making of an Adventure with an all new introduction from Ron Howard
●    From Morf to Morphing with an all new introduction from Dennis Muren
●    Matte Paintings
●    Easter Egg

 
 

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTANMENT
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

 
 

Lucasfilm and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

 
 

WILLOW BLU-RAY: (Catalog # 2283981)
Street Date: March 12, 2013
Prebook Date: February 13, 2013
Screen Format: 16:9
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA
French 5.1 DTS
Spanish 5.1 DTS
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 03:11:50
Closed Captioned: Yes
WILLOW DVD: (Catalog # 2283982)
Street Date: March 12, 2013
Prebook Date: February 13, 2013
Screen Format: 16:9
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA
French 2.0 Surround DD
Spanish 2.0 Surround DD
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 02:06:00
Closed Captioned: Yes

 
I’m really excited to re-watch this film on BluRay and see what these “new deleted scenes” are all about, as well as to look into this video diary with Warwick Davis. The child-geek in me can’t help himself.
 

Via: Twentieth Centurty Fox
 
 
 

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