R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps books came to the big screen and is now releasing on Blu-ray and DVD. Rob Letterman‘s Goosebumps (2015) did pretty well at the box office and the Blu-ray / DVD release date is set for January 26, 2016, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Digital release date is January 12, 2016. Blu-ray special features that interest me are the alternate opening and ending, deleted scenes, and the various featurettes all detailed below. The cast of Goosebumps includes Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush.
Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2015) - Kids and parents willbelieve in monsters when GOOSEBUMPS debuts January 12 on Digital andJanuary 26 on Blu-ray 3D(TM) Combo Pack, Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack and DVD. Based on Scholastic’s worldwide best-selling book series, with over 400 million copies in print, the motion picture adventure stars Jack Black (School of Rock) as Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, along with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and Odeya Rush (The Giver). When Zach (Minnette) unwittingly unleashes magical monsters on the town, he must team with his new friends Champ (Lee), Hannah (Rush) and Stine (Black) to send the ghouls back where they came from before it’s too late. The film is directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens) and produced by Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass) and Neil H. Moritz (22 Jump Street). The screenplay is by Darren Lemke (Turbo) based on a story by star screenwriting team Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes).
The Blu-ray(TM) Combo Packs and DVD have ‘spook-tacular’ special features, including an alternate opening and ending, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and a casting gallery. In addition, there are two all-new featurettes (Beginners Guide to Surviving a Goosebumps Creature and Strange Things are Happening…On-Set) with Dylan Minette and Ryan Lee. Exclusive to the Blu-ray(TM) sets are All About Slappy in which Slappy talks about his favorite subject…himself!; and Creaturefied!, where makeup FX artist Steve Prouty demonstrates how to become your favorite Goosebumps creature.
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine, published by Scholastic, is one of the best-selling children’s book series of all-time. The official website iswww.scholastic.com/goosebumps.
After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper (Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets next-door neighbor Hannah (Rush), the daughter of best-sellingGoosebumps series author R.L. Stine (Black). Stine is very mysterious and a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real, and he protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their manuscripts. When the monsters are accidentally unleashed and begin to terrorize the town, it’s up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get them back in their books where they belong!
DVD Special Features include: (also on Blu-ray & Digital)
- Beginners Guide to Surviving a Goosebumps Creature
- Strange Things are Happening…On-Set
Blu-ray and Digital Special Features include:
- Alternate Opening
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast Blooper Reel
- All About Slappy
- Casting Gallery
GOOSEBUMPS has a running time of 103 minutes and is rated PG for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor.
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Directed by Rob Letterman
Official Synopsis: First this is all about monsters and any kind of supernatural .After going to a new small town,the teenager boy Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, Hannah, and Zach's friend Champ (Ryan Lee) they all do their best to back all of the monsters in the book.
Cast: Diezel Ramos, Michael Koske, E. Roger Mitchell, Brittani Cox, Jeff Glover, Rory Healy, Kathy Walton, Dylan Minnette, Jack Black, Jeff…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Family