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‘Rango’ Rides in on Blu-ray July 15th (UPDATED)

“An animated comedy for smart moviegoers” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) that is “like nothing you’ve ever seen” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), the hilarious and imaginative RANGO saddles up in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack with Digital Copy and on standard DVD on Friday, July 15, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The RANGO Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy features both the theatrical version of the film and an extended cut including a never-before-seen alternate ending, a two-part, in-depth exploration of the groundbreaking filmmaking process, deleted scenes, a look at the real creatures of Dirt, an interactive field trip to Dirt and more.

JOHNNY DEPP LEADS AN ALL-STAR CAST
IN A HILARIOUS COMEDY ADVENTURE PACKED WITH FUN
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Groundbreaking and Original Comedy Rides into Town in a Blu-ray™ /DVD Combo with Digital Copy on FRIDAY July 15, 2011 Loaded with Special Features Including an
Extended Cut of the Film with a Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending, Deleted Scenes,
an Interactive Tour and More

“FOUR STARS.  Here’s what I hope: Lots of families will see this.”
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 10, 2011) – Called “the coolest, orneriest, funniest, best-looking movie” (Richard Corliss, Time) that is “like nothing you’ve ever seen” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), the hilarious and imaginative RANGO saddles up in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack with Digital Copy and on standard DVD on Friday, July 15, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The incomparable Johnny Depp voices Rango, a chameleon living as an ordinary family pet that dreams of being a fearless hero and is challenged to become just that when he inadvertently becomes the sheriff of a lawless desert town called Dirt.  Depp reteams with director Gore Verbinski, the visionary behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, in this wildly original comedy, which delighted audiences of all ages, earning more than $120 million domestically to become the #1 animated film of the year.  The film also features the voices of Isla Fisher (Horton Hears A Who!), Abigail Breslin (Kit Kittredge:An American Girl), Ned Beatty (Toy Story 3), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Harry Dean Stanton, (“Big Love”), Ray Winstone (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”).

RANGO Marketing Support

Paramount Home Entertainment will support the Blu-ray and DVD release of
RANGO with a comprehensive marketing program, including a national sweepstakes with multiple prizes starting on street date, national broadcast and online advertising and a far-reaching publicity campaign.  In addition, specially marked RANGO Blu-ray/DVD Combo and standard DVDs include an offer for $5 off the combined purchase of the DVD and three Nestle Tombstone Pizzas (selected varieties).  With this purchase, fans will get an instant redeeming coupon good for $5 off (see specially marked DVD packages for offer details).  The instant redeeming coupon will also be available in select national women’s magazines.

RANGO Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy

The RANGO Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy features both the theatrical version of the film and an extended cut including a never-before-seen alternate ending, 10 uproarious deleted scenes, a two-part, in-depth exploration of the groundbreaking filmmaking process, a look at the real creatures of Dirt, an interactive field trip to Dirt and more.

The RANGO Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The disc breakdown is as follows*:

Blu-ray:

  • Theatrical and Extended Version

  • Commentary—By director, story co-writer and producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor
    Tim Alexander (on Extended Version only)

  • Breaking The Rules: Making Animation History— Discover how
    Gore Verbinski and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) prepared for their first animated movie by following every step the filmmakers made to create this new kind of animated film.  Watch as the renowned cast including Johnny Depp brings the film to life with “emotion capture.”  

    • The Stage Is Set (Part 1)
    • Now We Ride (Part 2)

  • Real Creatures of Dirt—In this fun and educational piece, animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of RANGO and the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.

  • Storyboard Reel Picture-In-Picture—Enhance your movie-viewing experience by watching the entire feature with picture-in-picture images of the storyboards (Theatrical Version only).


  • A Field Trip to Dirt—Using the technology and footage from ILM’s special camera, viewers are put in control of their own tour of Dirt.  They can select the streets they want to explore and the characters they’d like to interact with, discovering trivia and other bonus footage along the way.

  • Ten Deleted Scenes—Including a never-before-seen alternate ending

  • Theatrical Trailer

DVD:

  • Theatrical Version

  • Digital Copy

RANGO DVD

The RANGO single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The disc includes the following*:

  • Theatrical and Extended Version
  • Commentary—By director, story co-writer and producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander (on Extended Version only)
  • Real Creatures of Dirt—In this fun and educational piece, animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of RANGO and the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.
  • Ten Deleted Scenes—Including a never-before-seen alternate ending

Order Rango on Blu-ray!

 

 

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

7 Responses to “‘Rango’ Rides in on Blu-ray July 15th (UPDATED)”


  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    Excited for this. And excited that there is an extended version.

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    Still my favorite of the year.

  3. Gerard Iribe

    Favorite of the year? Didn’t this come out in 2010?

  4. Aaron Neuwirth

    March, brosef

  5. Gerard Iribe

    Wow, time flies. 🙂

  6. Sean Ferguson

    I missed this one in the theater but I want to show it to my son.

  7. Brian White

    Never saw this one, but heard good things about it!

    Love the bright orange cover art.

    Blind buy!