‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ 4K Ultra, Blu-ray, and DVD Gets March Release!

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD copies on March 20, 2018. The movie will be available on Digital on March 6, 2018.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ended up being a surprise box office hit. The Dwayne Johnson-led movie took the lore from the classic Jumanji film and expanded it for both new and old fans to enjoy. Now, on March 20, 2018, you’ll be able to own Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD copies. The film will also be available on digital on March 6, 2018. The upcoming releases include bonus content.

For the first time ever, the home entertainment packaging will feature a Snapchat Snapcode which allows you to unlock an augmented reality experience. After picking up a copy of the film on Blu-ray or DVD you can scan the Snapcode with the Snapchat app and see “the jungle brought to life” in front of you. After that, you can record your AR experience and share it with your friends.

Furthermore, an additional Snapcode will be present on an insert inside the package. This Snapcode will be exclusively for customers who purchase the disc. It’ll trigger a second “first-of-its-kind AR experience that will bring the characters from Jumanji into your living room.”

I don’t know about you, but the inclusion of such Snapcodes does sound very interesting to me. I won’t be surprised if it becomes a normal thing with Blu-ray and DVD releases to help get more sales and offer a more interactive experience.

Coming to the bonus materials, there’s a gag reel, a music video, and three behind-the-scenes featurettes. The Blu-ray and digital releases will feature two additional exclusive featurettes including “Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!” which offers a look at the conception and execution of the stunts in the film, and “Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji” which shows the cast and filmmakers reflecting on the beloved original 1995 film and how Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle honors the original’s exciting history.

Here’s the official synopsis:

When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji–you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves–or they’ll be stuck in the game forever …

Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s book, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was directed by Jake Kasdan from a screen story by Chris McKenna and screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. The film was produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler and executive produced by David Householter, Jake Kasdan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber. It stars Dwayne JohnsonJack BlackKevin HartKaren GillanNick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale.

The Blu-ray and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Gag Reel
  • “Jumanji, Jumanji” Music Video by Jack Black and Nick Jonas
  • Five Featurettes:
    • “Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji”
    • “Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast”
    • “Attack of the Rhinos!”
    • “Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!”
    • “Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji”

The DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Gag Reel
  • “Jumanji, Jumanji” Music Video by Jack Black and Nick Jonas
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji”
    • “Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast”
    • “Attack of the Rhinos!”

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4K Ultra HD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Feature film presented with Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

With an approximately $100 million budget, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (as of writing this) has gone on to collect $883.4 million at the worldwide box office. It was released on December 20, 2017, in the US. Make sure to read our review.

The first Jumanji film is available on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Are you excited about the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release? Let us know.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.



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