“James and the Giant Peach” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
August 6, 2010

On August 3rd, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released “James and the Giant Peach” on Blu-ray and DVD.  My boys love this movie and I think it’s really cute as well.  You’ll fall in love with James as he discovers a peach that gets huge and makes different friends along the way.  You can find the “James and the Giant Peach” Blu-ray and DVD Combination Pack online and in stores, retailing for $39.99.


In an all-new special edition from Tim Burton, the acclaimed director of Alice in Wonderland, comes the astounding film that captured the hearts of fans and critics all across the world.  Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, Burton, Denise Di Novi, and director Henry Selick combine a fascinating mix of live-action, stop-motion animation, and computer-generated special effects to create a world beyond your imagination in “James and the Giant Peach: Special Edition” for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack.
After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues.  When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach!  Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure.  Voiced by an all-star cast, including legendary actors Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Simon Callow and Jane Leeves, and featuring the celebrated music of Randy Newman, this classic story is delicious entertainment for the whole family!
Blu-ray Bonus Features
• Spike the Aunts Interactive Game – New BD Exclusive! Inspired by the game that plays
after the end movie credits, try your hand at spiking the evil aunts with the rhino and ring up
major points!
• Production Featurette – A look at the making of the film.
• “Good News” Music Video performed by Randy Newman
• Still Frame Gallery
• Original Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Technical Specifications:

• Street Date: August 3, 2010
• Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 (US); $44.99 (CAN)
• Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
• Presentation Size: 16 x 9
• 1080p High Definition
• Run Time: 80 minutes
• Rated: ‘PG’ (US); ‘G’ (CAN)
• English 5.1 DTS Master Audio
• English DVS, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
• English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles


This is a fun, family friendly movie that kids and adults will enjoy watching!  The combination pack is awesome because you get both a DVD and Blu-ray, with even more features than with the DVD alone.  Thank you to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for another great product!!

I received the “James and the Giant Peach: Special Edition” Blu-ray + DVD Combination Pack from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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