Coraline 3D on Blu-Ray DVD coming soon.

April 11th 2011 sees the release of Coraline 3D on Blu-Ray DVD, the stop-motion adaptation of the novella by Neil Gaiman.

A thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure, Coraline features an all-star voice cast including Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Ian McShane. This must-see animated family film is released in stunning high-definition on stereoscopic 3D Blu-ray for the first time on 11 April 2011, courtesy of Universal Pictures UK. Combining the visionary imaginations of two premier fantasists, director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) and author Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Beowulf), the Oscar® nominated Coraline was the first stop-motion feature ever to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3D.

Coraline Jones (Fanning; New Moon, The Secret Life of Bees, War of the Worlds) is a girl aged 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents (Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman) have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment. She is befriended – or, as she sees it, is annoyed – by a local boy close to her age, Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.); and visits her older neighbours, eccentric British actresses Miss Spink and Forcible (Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French) as well as the arguably even more eccentric Russian Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane).

After these encounters, Coraline seriously doubts that her new home can provide anything truly intriguing to her but it does; she uncovers a secret door in the house. Walking through the door and then venturing through an eerie passageway, she discovers an alternate version of her life and existence. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life – only much better. The adults, including the solicitous Other Mother (also voiced by Teri Hatcher), seem much more welcoming to her. Coraline is more the center of attention there – even from the mysterious Cat (Keith David). She begins to think that this Other World might be where she belongs. But when her wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous and Other Mother schemes to keep her there, Coraline musters all of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.

A visually stunning and frightfully magical treat for all the family, the 3D Blu-ray is compatible with the latest 3D TVs and comes complete with 2D Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film. Packed with special features including deleted scenes, an audio commentary, and three fantastical featurettes, don’t miss out on the chance to experience Coraline in stereoscopic 3D high definition this Easter!

Special Features:

  • Feature Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • ‘Making of’ Featurette
  • Voicing the Characters Featurette
  • Creepy Coraline Featurette

Stayed tuned for a review of this little gem.

GS Reporter Brody Sixx

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