May 18, 2011

Gnomeo & Juliet on DVD & Blu-ray May 24th!


Fall In Love With This Fresh And Funny Take On One  
Of The World’s Most Timeless Stories 


Releases on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand May 24th  

Only On Blu-ray For Fans To Enjoy: Two Really Cute Alternate Endings, 
Two Alternate Openings, Six Deleted Scenes and More! 

Burbank, Calif., April 1, 2011 – This coming summer to the U.S., don’t miss the chance to bring 
home GNOMEO and JULIET - the hilarious twist on William Shakespeare’s legendary tale Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before, perfect for the whole family.  Enter the secret world of garden gnomes and meet two adorable gnomes from completely different worlds who fight the odds to be together.  From a director of Shrek 2, and featuring fun, all-new music by Sir Elton John, the out- of-the-ordinary animated comedy GNOMEO amd JULIET releases on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand – May 24, 2011. 

Uniquely packaged with families’ top of mind, GNOMEO & JULIET will be made available for purchase by Walt Disney Studios as either a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 3D + DVD with Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) and/or a 1-Disc DVD. 
Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs provide families with an enhanced entertainment experience – with the value and flexibility to enjoy your favorite movies on a variety of platforms of choice.  

And for those who enjoy to learn more about the making of the film, GNOMEO & JULIET  discs  come enclosed with never-before-seen bonus features including “Elton Builds A Garden,” “Frog talk with Ashley Jensen,”, “Crocodile Rock Music Video featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado.” 
And for those who purchase the Blu-ray Disc, it includes hours of extra exclusive bonus features 
including alternate endings, deleted scenes and more. 

“Makes you smile from start to finish.”  
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times 

GNOMEO and JULIET is brought to life by the extraordinary voices of Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Gnomeo; Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) as Juliet; Academy Award winner Michael Caine (Inception) as Lord Redbrick; Jason Statham (The Trasnsporter franchise) as Tybalt; Ashley Jensen (TV’s Ugly Betty) as Nanette; Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as William Shakespeare; Ozzy Osbourne (TV’s The Osbournes) as Fawn and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter  franchise) as Lady Blueberry.  

“It’s family-friendly fun.”  
     Ashley Muldoon, OK! Magazine 

Bonus Features: 
DVD and Movie Download: 
Elton Builds a Garden 
Frog Talk with Ashley Jensen 
“Crocodile Rock” Music Video, featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado  
DVD Bonus plus: 
2 Alternate Endings with Filmmaker Introductions  
Deleted and Alternate Scenes with Filmmaker Introductions, including: 
o 1 Alternate Opening 
o 1 Alternate Scene 
o 6 Deleted Scenes  
The Fawn of Darkness, featuring Ozzy Osbourne  

Film Synopsis:  
From a director of Shrek 2 comes your chance to step into the secret world of garden gnomes 
Gnomeo and Juliet. Perfect for the whole family, this fresh and funny makeover of one of the 
world’s most timeless stories features music from Sir Elton John, and the voice talents of Emily 
Blunt, James McAvoy and Sir Michael Caine. Caught up in a feud between neighbors, Gnomeo 
and Juliet must overcome as many obstacles as their namesakes. But with flamboyant pink 
flamingos and epic lawnmower races, can this young couple find lasting happiness? Complete 
with hilarious never-before-seen bonus features, Gnomeo and Juliet is an out-of-the-ordinary 
animated comedy your entire family will love. We just gnome it! 

My Thoughts:
After hearing many mixed reviews on this movie, I was very curious to watch it and see how we liked it.  I have to admit that it wasn't long before my 3 year old lost interest.  I'm really not sure what it was lacking for him as he typically has fairly mature viewing habits, but with about 10 minutes he was encouraged to go find something else to do because he was not watching the movie and was just distracting.  However the older boys stayed glued to it the entire time.  They enjoyed the story line and when I mentioned afterward that Romeo and Juliet was a really old play but obviously there were some changes, they were curious to know what happened in the play versus some specific scenes in the movie.  I think I'm going to have to rewatch the Romeo and Juliet movie to refresh my memory as to it's appropriateness for my kids.  For me the movie was not a new all time favorite, but I loved the music and enjoyed the look of the movie.  The contrast of all the bright blue and red just made it bright, sort of cheery movie for me.   As I said, I'm not really sure what the missing element was or if it was several smaller elements that failed to make this the typical blockbuster, but I think it has a more classic feel.  There is much less silliness than more current Disney film's and also lacks some of the great lines that fly over the heads of the kids but make the movie great for adults.  But I don't think you should write it off if you haven't checked out for yourself.  You never know what might light a spark for you or your kids.  You might have the next Shakespeare on your hands and just never know it until they are inspired!  My kids (older kids at least) really enjoyed it and said they will definitely watch it again.
Disclosure: Our family received a complimentary copy of this DVD for review purposes.  However, all opinions express are my own honest personal feedback.

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