I know how vastly different these titles, and the audiences for them, are. However, since information on both of them came out at the same time, I thought it’d be easier to put everything into one convenient article. So check out the official press releases below for the upcoming blu-rays for The Book of Life and Ouija:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you and your family to join Manolo, Maria and Chuy as they embark on a magical journey that takes them on an adventure of a lifetime in THE BOOK OF LIFE available on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD January 27. Written and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, the characters venture to the Land of the Remembered and embrace the rich culture and family history brought to life by the all-star voice cast of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Kate del Castillo, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube.
THE BOOK OF LIFE is a breathtaking animated comedy with a dazzling visual style unlike anything you’ve seen before. Torn between the expectations of his family and the desires of his heart, a young man named Manolo sets off on an epic quest that spans three spectacular worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village. Not your ordinary fairy tale, THE BOOK OF LIFE is a wondrous fantasy-adventure filled with magic, music and fun!
THE BOOK OF LIFE Blu-ray™ brings culture and comedy into your home with unforgettable special features for parents and kids alike. Continue the fun with an all-new bonus short “The Adventures of Chuy”, highlighting the film’s lovable scene-stealing pet pig. Additionally, relive the musical hits from the film with the “Music Machine” featuring Latin-inspired versions of popular songs by Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and more!
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
• The Adventures of Chuy
• Closer Look At The Book of Life
• The Music of Life
• Digital Carpenters: The Art Direction of The Book of Life
• Music Machine
• “No Matter Where You Are” Music Video by Us The Duo
• Audio Commentary by Jorge R. Gutierrez
o Meet the Cast
o Visual Development – Color Keys
o Visual Development – Production Art
o Background Poster-Paintings
o The Final Look
Inspired by the classic occult board game, a group of teens accidentally unleash a dark power from the other side in Ouija coming to Digital HD on January 13 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and On Demand on February 3 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) and Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge), Ouija delivers extra chills with exclusive bonus content including a deeper look inside the mystery of the Ouija board, film commentary and much more.
After Debbie (Shelley Hennig, “Teen Wolf”) suddenly dies, her best friend Laine (Olivia Cooke, “Bates Motel,”) attempts to contact her using an antique Ouija board she finds in Debbie’s room. When the curious teen begins asking the board questions and stumbles upon the mystery of her friend’s death, Laine discovers a resident spirit calling itself DZ, and eerie, inexplicable events begin to follow her. The group of friends digs deeper into the history of Debbie’s house and are shocked to find that Debbie wasn’t the first victim—and won’t be be the last if they don’t figure out how to close the portal to the spirit world they’ve opened.
The otherworldly thriller also stars Douglas Smith (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Bianca A. Santos (“The Fosters”), Ana Coto (“DISconnected”) and Daren Kagasoff (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™.
Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™
The Spirit Board: An Evolution – Journey back in time and trace the history of “automatic writing” and “talking boards” as it goes from ritual to novelty act to board game and now movie.
Icon of the Unknown – A look at the mystical and scientific explanations for how the Ouija board works.
Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ and DVD
Adapting the Fear – Join the cast and crew on set to learn how they adapted this portal to the spirit world into a feature film.
Will you be picking up either of these when they hit over the next couple months?