Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Wait is Finally Over....Frozen II is Now Available to Own on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD (Review) #Frozen2

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

The No. 1 Animated Feature Film of All Time

Bonus features include a sing-along version of the film plus exclusive content,
including outtakes, deleted scenes and songs, and much more! 

   The wait is finally over!!!! You can now pick up Disney Frozen II and add it to you family's growing collection of Frozen movies and shorts. :-) I know two girls in my house who were excited when they received an advance copy of the movie the other day in the mail. :-)  They were quick to ask for an impromptu play date with a few friends, so that they could screen the movie with them. Even though my girls saw the movie three times (Yes, 3 times in 2 weeks) in theaters, they couldn't wait for the movie to finally release to Blu-ray and DVD, so that they could watch over and over again.  They also were eager to share this movie with their friends, as they couldn't believe a few of them hadn't seen Frozen II when it was in theaters.  This was one of those movies everyone -- adults and kids alike, were waiting for its release and to see it.  While it was a long time coming for the release, it was well worth it!  Don't worry, I will not give away any spoilers for those who still haven't seen the movie. Instead, I wanted to share about the movies release to Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra, along with all the great bonus content that is included with this new release, that you really have to check out.

   Like I said, we say this movie three times in theaters, and even the third go round, the girls weren't bored. They loved all the new music, even though I didn't think it was as catchy as some of the previous songs we all know and love.  But, I do have to say, they were fun to listen to, and really did add a depth and made you feel emotional during some of the edge of your seat scenes.  I was surprised that this movie has so many twists and turns with the plot.  Usually with Disney movies you know it will be have a happily ever after. But, with the new Frozen II, you didn't know at times if this would happen.  One moment you think it is the end for one or more of the main characters, and then twenty minutes later, you have hope again for a happily ever after.
   Frozen II will definitely pull at your heartstrings, especially the part where Anna in a cave -- don't worry, no spoilers here.  So, be sure you have your tissues handy, as you will be crying if you cry easily watching a movie.  But, when the movie is over and the credits start to roll, you will be smiling and happy that a second Frozen movie was made, and happy with how the story played out.  Be sure to watch the credits until the end, as Olaf appears for a fun bonus scene that will have kids smiling and laughing.  And, like I mentioned above, this new Frozen II release has a lot of bonus content that you must check out, including a sing along, outtakes, deleted scenes, music videos and more...over an hr. of bonus content!

   I could go on and on about just how great Frozen II was, but I know most everyone has been waiting, like my family to add this movie to their growing Frozen collection, and don't need a reason to see it.  Either you have seen in the theaters when it was originally released, or you have been eagerly awaiting to own it on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital or 4K Ultra.  Just know you are in for a treat when you sit down and watch Frozen II with your family for an upcoming family movie night.  We can't wait to watch this movie again this Friday or family movie night, and plan to watch the sing along version, so we can all sing along to the fun new songs.

   Below is more information, along with official trailer for the movie, as well as more information about the great bonus content included with the new home video release.  

More about this upcoming release:

"Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” has melted hearts around the world, becoming the No. 1 animated feature of all time. Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  the follow-up to 2013’s hit Oscar®-winning Best Animated Feature,“Frozen,” comes home, with a sing-along version and all-new extras, on Digital in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 11, and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Feb. 25.

“Frozen 2” bonus features include deleted scenes, deleted songs, Easter eggs, outtakes and a sing-along version with lyrics to the film’s forever-infectious songs. Extras invite viewers to go behind-the-scenes to hear personal, making-of stories from the “Frozen 2” cast and crew. Fans who bring the film home early on Digital will receive two exclusive extras: an interview with songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won an Oscar® for Best Original Song (“Let It Go,” 2014) and wrote seven original songs for “Frozen 2,” and a deleted song titled “Unmeltable Me.”

In “Frozen 2,” the answer to why Elsa was born with magical powers is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she sets out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In the highly anticipated sequel, she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—“Frozen 2” features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. 

“Frozen 2” will be packaged several ways to ensure families get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The film will first be made available on Digital in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and SD offerings on Feb 11 with two extra bonus exclusives. Additionally, a Digital bundle, which includes both “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” will be made available for purchase in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and SD. Physical copies of the film will be available on Feb. 25 as a 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD."

Bonus Features (may vary by retailer)
            Blu-ray & Digital:
·         Sing-Along Version of the Movie – Sing along with your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
·         Song Selection  Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics. Songs include Oscar®-nominated “Into The Unknown,” “All Is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,” “When I Am Older,” “Lost in the Woods,” “Show Yourself,” and “The Next Right Thing”
·         Outtakes – Laugh along with the cast of “Frozen 2” as they record their lines, sing their songs and have fun in the recording booth.
·         Deleted Scenes – Check out a few scenes that never made the final cut.
o    Intro - Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck offer a glimpse into their filmmaking process with scenes that didn't make the final cut.
o    Prologue - A battle rages between Arendelle and the Northuldra while a mysterious figure challenges King Agnarr.
o    Secret Room - A secret room reveals even more of Anna and Elsa's past, including a shocking revelation about their mother.
    • Elsa’s Dream - Anna's playful glimpse into Elsa's dream takes a dark turn.
    • Hard Nokks - Kristoff reveals his true feelings about life in Arendelle when the Nokk won't take no for an answer.
    • A Place of Our Own - Elsa uses her magic to relieve Anna's lingering doubts about their parents' faith in her.
·         Deleted Songs – When it comes to “Frozen 2,” there can never be too much music. Hear some of the songs that got cut from the final film.
o    Intro - Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck revel in the chance to share a few songs that didn't make it into the final film.
o    “Home” - Anna savors every moment as she wanders through this kingdom she calls home.
o    “I Wanna Get This Right” - Kristoff wants everything to be perfect before he proposes, leaving Anna to wonder, “Will it ever be just right?”
·         The Spirits of “Frozen 2” – Cast and crew explore the Scandinavian and Nordic mythology that inspired the spirits inhabiting the enchanted forest of “Frozen 2.”
·         Did You Know??? – Olaf asks us the question “Did You Know” as we discover “Frozen 2” fun facts, Easter eggs and tidbits about the making of the film.
·         Scoring a Sequel – Composer Christophe Beck combines a 91-piece orchestra with 30 choral voices to create the compelling score for “Frozen 2.”
·         Gale Tests - They say you can't see the wind. Only its effects. Filmmakers give it a shot while creating the playful wind spirit, Gale.
o    Gale Test - A young girl and boy play tag in this fully animated effort to "give personality to something that's invisible."
o    Hand-Drawn Gale Test - A hand-drawn test to bring the precocious wind spirit to life.
·         Multi-Language Reel
o    “Into the Unknown” in 29 Languages - Hear Elsa's soaring call to adventure in 29 different languages
·         Music Videos - Weezer and Panic! at the Disco lend their voices to a few of the soaring melodies from “Frozen 2.”
    • “Into the Unkown" (Panic! at the Disco version) - Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie stars in their version of "Into The Unknown" from “Frozen 2.”
    • “Lost in the Woods” (Weezer version) - Weezer puts their spin on Kristoff's epic ballad, "Lost In the Woods."
Digital Exclusives:

·         Meet the Lopezes – Meet the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the incredible songs from “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.”

·         Deleted Song “Unmeltable Me” - An animatic version of Olaf's celebratory song about his newfound freedom.

“Frozen 2” Cast and Crew
Kristen Bell (“The Good Place,” “Veronica Mars”), Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Rent” and “Wicked,” “Uncut Gems”), Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon,” “Little Monsters”) and Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Spring Awakening” and “Hamilton,” “Mindhunter”) return to Arendelle as the voices of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff, respectively. Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” “Mildred Pierce,” “The Wrestler”) joins the cast as Queen Iduna, Anna and Elsa’s mother, and Sterling K. Brown (“Waves,” “Black Panther,” “This Is Us,”) portrays Lieutenant Destin Mattias. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Tarzan,” “Surfs Up”) and Jennifer Lee (Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer, writer/director “Frozen,” writer “Frozen” Broadway, screenwriter “A Wrinkle in Time”). Lee also wrote the screenplay. The film is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog”) and executive produced by Byron Howard (“Zootopia”). Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen” film/Broadway, Off-Broadway’s “In Transit”) and Robert Lopez (“Frozen” film/Broadway, Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) wrote seven all-new original songs for the film, and Christophe Beck, who scored “Frozen,” composed the score.

Product Specifications
Product SKUs:                Digital = 4K UHD, HD, SD
                                          Physical = 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray Feature+ +Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray Feature+DVD+Digital Code) & DVD
Feature Run Time:                      Approximately 103 minutes
Rating:                                                     PG in U.S.
Aspect Ratio:                  2.39:1
Audio:                              4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, Spanish, French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
DVD = English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio 2.0 (some platforms)
HD Digital = English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 (some platforms)
Subtitles:                         4K UHD Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish & French
Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish & French
DVD = English SDH, Spanish & French
Digital: English SDH, French, Latin Spanish (some platforms)
Closed Captions:            English (DVD & Digital)

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Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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