Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant is officially getting a proper home video release and it looks like it may have been worth the wait. Fans of Blu-ray box sets with ostentatious packaging and tons of bonus features, rejoice! There is no 2016 release as exciting as this.
After playing a key role in the early years of The Simpsons and before he directed The Incredibles and Ratatouille for Pixar, Bird made The Iron Giant at Warner Bros. and it was a huge box office bomb. And then a funny thing happened: people began to realize this tale of a massive robotic being who falls to earth during the Cold War and befriends a young boy is nothing short of a masterpiece and one of the best animated films of the past few decades. Heck, it’s one of the best science fiction films of the past few decades.
Two versions of the The Iron Giant Blu-ray will arrive on September 6, 2016: a regular “Signature Edition” Blu-ray as well as the “Ultimate Collector’s Edition,” which will come packaged with an art book, Mondo art cards, and even a little statuette of the giant himself.
The regular Blu-ray will retail for $14.99 while the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will cost you $74.99. Both versions will feature the same special features, including the theatrical cut of the film, the remastered and extended edition that played in some theaters last year, a director’s commentary, and a new making-of documentary called The Giant’s Dream.
Whether you believe this to be a giant monster film or not, I think we can all get excited about this release as it's a spectacular and beautiful movie that will look even better in high definition.
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