Although the Disney horror-comedy reboot couldn’t fare well in theaters during the summer, it will be available for the spooky season.
Haunted Mansion didn’t have the strongest of showings this summer. Part of it is attributed to the scheduled release date. It was screened in theaters in the direct wake of the Barbenheimer phenomenon. This, unfortunately, made the Disney comedy a victim of the Barbie and Oppenheimer dual release that dominated the summer box office. Another element that some may draw from is the fact that it is a horror-themed film (albeit family-friendly) that is released in the summertime when people are less likely to gravitate towards the macabre.
However, there is a fail-safe for the underperformed film to find a new audience as the fall movie season starts, and Disney has just announced the premiere date for the home video release of Haunted Mansion, which makes it available for consumers in time for Halloween. The Justin Simien film will be available for home viewing on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital and DVD this October. The movie will be on Digital on October 4. Then, you can buy it as physical media on October 17.
You can check out the added material below:
- Making Haunted Mansion (13:05) Hear from cast, crew and filmmakers about creating this grim grinning adventure based on the world-famous ride. See how the ghosts were “brought to life,” what role new technology played, and how the wildly popular attraction inspired the film’s design.
- 999 Happy Haunts (7:05) There are 999 Happy Haunts inside the Disney Parks’ attraction…but always room for one more! See all the Easter eggs (well, maybe not all of them) where characters big, small, alive, departed, human and otherwise appear in both the movie and the ride.
Take a look at some moments that passed on before the final version of Haunted Mansion was finished.
- Carol (0:45)
- 1 Star (0:44)
- Harriet’s House Of Intuition (3:11)
- They Say The Place Is Haunted (1:16)
- Between Realms (1:42)
- Crump Manor (1:07)
- Emergency Baptism (1:01)
- A Good Head For Business (0:32)
- Who knew making a scary movie could be so funny!
*Bonus features vary by product and retailer
Audio specifications for each release include:
4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio
Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
The official synopsis for Haunted Mansion reads,
“Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion tells the story of Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), a single mom, who discovers that the home she and her son share is haunted by irksome ghosts. Hoping to restore domestic tranquility, Gabbie recruits a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid the house of the supernatural squatters. A non-stop blend of action, adventure and comedy featuring an all-star cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto, Haunted Mansion was written by Katie Dippold and directed by Justin Simien. The film’s producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers.”
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/haunted-mansion-digital-blu-ray/