20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has added Diary of a Wimpy Kid to their line-up, releasing the film based on Jeff Kinney’s beloved books on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc in August.
The film chronicles the adventures of wisecracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone’s life… middle school. Convinced it’s the “dumbest idea ever invented,” Heffley considers junior high school a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment of the cafeteria floor and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties that he must overcome to become popular. His diary – or “journal” – chronicles his thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would be) schoolyard triumphs.
Apart from the feature film, the releases will also include a Commentary Track with Director Thor Freudenthal and Writer Gabe Sachs as well as Greg’s Deleted Diary Pages, including ”Fregley’s Scavenger Hunt,” “Chirag’s Trail of Tears,” “Fregley’s Shuffle,” “Mom Drops Greg Off at School,” “Greg and Rowley Jump Over The Wall,” “Mr. Winsky’s Safety Patrol Assignment,” “Mom Suggests a Friendship Card,” “Greg Meets Fregley’s Mom,” “Greg Has The Cheese Touch” and ”Rowley’s Lost Zoo-Wee Mama Cartoons”.
The Blu-Ray version, arriving as a 2-disc release, will also include the DVD version of the film as well as a Digital Copy.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” arrives on August 3 for $29.98 on DVD and $39.99 on Blu-Ray Disc.