We in the United States are less than one month away from the release of The Muppets on Disney Blu-ray and DVD! On March 20th we will be able to bring home the Muppets like never before: on Disney Blu-ray. Say what you will about Disney itself or the Blu-ray idea as a whole, but Disney sure as shoot knows how to produce a quality product when they put their films on this format. A while back we previewed the bonus features of the upcoming release, and now, thanks to Amazon.com (and our friend and frequent contributor Justin Piatt who alerted us), we can now see some exclusive content from the forthcoming release!
On the Amazon.com product page for The Muppets “Wocka Wocka Value Pack,” which contains the Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, and Soundtrack, there are three exclusive videos of a deleted scene, bloopers, and another bonus feature from the Blu-ray!
The deleted scene features Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker as they present their newest invention–one that Gonzo is quite embarrassed about and Gary is quite relieved about. This scene was seen in pieces throughout the trailers for the movie… and it doesn’t actually look like the complete seen here, but what is here is fantastic! Also note that it looks like the part where the bowling ball is chasing Beaker was retooled in the final film as a vacuum cleaner chasing Beaker. So intriguing to see that an entire subplot like this got cut. You can see the Deleted Scene right here!
Less than a minute’s worth of bloopers are available for watching right now (and considering this Blu-ray will contain the longest Muppet blooper reel ever, we can assume it’s only a small portion) on the same page. Here we get to see Kermit and Piggy, Fozzie and Kermit, Gary and Mary, and more as they flub up their takes. I seriously can NOT wait to see more of these!
The final video seems to be pulled from the 15 minute making-of feature on the Blu-ray called “Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of The Muppets.” I think this is my favorite video on here… Floyd is there and awesome, so how could it not be? These bonus features are already so tantalizing and awesome that it makes March 20th feel like an eternity away…
So there you have it! Just a small taste of what we’ll be seeing come March 20th when The Muppets hits Blu-ray and DVD!
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