More information has just come in from Universal on their upcoming DVD for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Several separate releases of the DVD will be made available on November 20th; A Collector’s Edition will be released for $26.98 (not $24.95 as reported earlier), and a Limited Edition Gift Set which will be available for $39.98.
Like many previous Universal Collector’s Editions, “The Grinch” will be be given a widescreen and fullscreen release. Make sure to check which you are getting before you take it home. Aside from the aspect ratio however, the extras will be the same on both versions. Features include a Spotlight on Location featurette, Sing-Alongs and read-Alongs, deleted scenes, outtakes, a Faith Hill music video, new featurettes on Whoville, Grinch make-up application and special effects, and descriptive video service for the visually impaired. Additionally, several DVD-ROM features will be added including; Kazoo 3D – a computer generated picture program allowing consumers to integrate a personal photo together with the Grinch, Grinch Screen Mate, games, a screen saver, a Grinch computer browser, recipes, “Who” Photographs, Production Notes, Cast and Crew Notes, and Grinch Facts. Hopefully some of the DVD-ROM features will also be available to consumers without DVD-ROM drives.
The special Limited Edition DVD Gift Set will be packaged in a fun and interactive play set. The package will feature a pop-up set replication from the film including the Whoville celebration and the Grinch’s home, providing a complete interactive Grinch experience.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will be backed by one of the most aggressive marketing and promotional campaigns in Universal Studios Home Video history. Beginning in November, several televised and live events will help promote the new DVD. Additionally, Universal has teamed up with several companies including MSN, First Book, Wendy’s Restaurants, Hershey, and Heinz to create several video tie-ins.