Tuesday, September 7, 2010
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on BLU-RAY TODAY!
Out today, the seminal classic It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is out on Blu-Ray for the first time! I've now watched this special over interference-laden TV-Antenna broadcast, VHS recording, DVD play, internet streaming and all the way up to what will now be crisp, clean 1080p playback. Seriously, this special won't be able to look any better unless it's beamed directly into your brain. I'll bet you can see the animator's pencil strokes on Blu-Ray.
It seems to have the same extras as last year's Remastered DVD which are pretty good. First you get It's Magic Charlie Brown, which I guess is featured on here for the the whole magic/ghost/Halloween tie-in? Sort of a landmark moment as Charlie Brown finally gets to kick Lucy's football.
But more importantly you get We Need A Blockbuster Charlie Brown which is a behind the scenes mini-documentary chronicling the making of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Very informative for fans of this special and a quick watch.
You may also be interested in these past Halloween Addict posts:
Color Design and Emotional Attachment in It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
The Origin the Great Pumpkin from Charles M. Schulz
As someone who just acquired the remastered edition in the Holiday Collection, I may put this purchase on hold for one more year. FYI: the entire Holiday Collection will be hitting Blu-Ray on October 5th of this year if you're looking to get more bang for your buck. Amazon links are below and I'll get two dimes and a licorice whip if you order through them, so thanks in advance.