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Old 06-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Blu-ray Review


Warner Bros. has announced details surrounding the release of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. The children's classic, which has already seen a Blu-ray and Blu-ray digibook release, will be get another edition on October 4th to commerorate the film's 1971 release. This set will include two Blu-ray discs for the film and special features and a DVD version.

Collectible materials housed in the double-wide box will include a 144-page book featuring color photos and notes, a Wonka Bar pencil tin with scented pencils and eraser and a Wonka Bar box with archival production letters. Purchasing the set also gives the buyer a chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles.

The Ultimate Collector's Edition brings over special features from previous releases and adds a couple new ones.

These include:
  • Mel Stuart's Wonkavision (New)
  • A World of Pure Imagination (New)
  • Pure Imagination: The Story of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Commentary by the Wonka Kids
  • Four sing-along songs
  • Vintage featurette
  • Theatrical trailer


Warner has listed Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition with a SRP of $64.99.

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Thanks for the info, but didn't this just come out not to long ago in a Digibook? that is what I have now, should have waited I guess.
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Same features as earlier releases? Or more extensive?
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Well the digibook only had one disc, so I'd say 3 discs sounds a bit more extensive. This is Warner's second digibook to be discontinued and re-released in a UCE, and unfortunately I already bought this one. Will I double-dip? Just maybe, 'cause I love this movie.
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I have the digibook still sealed.
There simply is no other place on the internet. Blu-ray.com
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Well the digibook only had one disc, so I'd say 3 discs sounds a bit more extensive. This is Warner's second digibook to be discontinued and re-released in a UCE, and unfortunately I already bought this one. Will I double-dip? Just maybe, 'cause I love this movie.
So if one of the discs is the films Sountrack and or Sampler perhaps? the the other disc could very well be a DVD copy. I am still betting BLU is the same previously issued disc.
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is this release like the ones WB usually makes?like the sound of music release?if so im deff. in for this love the original
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I'm pretty sure the movie blu is the same, This is more for collectors to get some movie nicnacs
Same as the Christmas Story Tin Box
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So, the damned movie only disc is no longer available? I hate how Warner does things sometimes.
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The BD might be the same, but the Cuckoo's Nest UCE BD was different than the one in the digibook, so we'll have to wait and see.

The movie only version is still available, just not in the digibook.
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This is going to depress the guys on Amazon trying to sell new copies of the Digibook for $59.42 and $48.84 for the standard version. Amazon Leeches....
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Nice, but I've already got the Digibook; I won't need to double-dip.
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The BD might be the same, but the Cuckoo's Nest UCE BD was different than the one in the digibook, so we'll have to wait and see.

The movie only version is still available, just not in the digibook.
Both versions in the US are OOP you can tell by the price points from the third party sellers.
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Huh, my mistake. I'm really surprised to see a SKU released less than a year ago already OOP that isn't some special edition release. That is rather unsavory on Warner's part to take away a consumer's cheaper option.
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Cough UK release Cough
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Think I'll just stick with the digibook edition I have. I read that the audio commentary has the same info as the Pure Imagination book.
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I'm sure this set will be really nice, but I already own the version in the standard plastic Blu-ray case and I'm perfectly happy with it. I don't need all the extra stuff.
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I've already got the digibook release and the Pure Imagination book (which is less than $2 used at Amazon). And, because I'm not an 8-year-old girl, I don't need scented pencils. I think I'm skipping this one.

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Per the Digital Bits earlier today. (I'm too exhausted to start new threads haha

And Warner Home Video has officially set Pee-wee's Big Adventure and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - both Tim Burton films - for Blu-ray Disc release on 10/4 (SRP $19.98 each). Pee-wee will include commentary by Paul Reubens and Tim Burton, additional scenes, production sketches and storyboards, a music-only track with commentary by Danny Elfman and the theatrical trailer. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will include an In-Movie Experience viewing option with Tim Burton, audio commentary by Tim Burton, 8 featurettes (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Chocolate Dreams, Different Faces, Different Flavors, Designer Chocolate, Under the Wrapper, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Sweet Sounds, Becoming Oompa-Loompa, Attack of the Squirrels and Fantastic Mr. Dahl), 2 previsualizations (Augustus Gloop dance and Mike Teavee dance), a Dolby TrueHD music-only track, the European club reel and the theatrical trailer.
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