New Release: Diary of a Wimpy Kid DVD and Blu-ray

Based on the best-selling novels by Jeff Kinney, the family comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid arrived on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 3 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The movie drummed up $63 million at the box office.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wisecracking pre-teen Greg Heffley (National Treasure: Book of Secrets’ Zachary Gordon), who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone’s life… middle school. Convinced it’s the “dumbest idea ever invented,” Heffley considers junior high school a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment of the cafeteria floor and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties that he must overcome to become popular. Greg’s diary – or “journal” – chronicles his thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would be) schoolyard triumphs.

Directed by Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs) and produced by Nina Jacobson (The Game Plan), the film also stars Robert Capron (Bride Wars), Rachael Harris (The Hangover) and Steve Zahn (HBO’s Treme).

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack — called “The Cheesiest Edition — DVD will be available for the suggested retail prices of $39.99 and $29.98, respectively. Both are brimming with supplements … and here they are:

  • Greg’s Deleted Diary Pages
    • Fregley’s Scavenger Hunt
    • Chirag’s Trail of Tears
    • Fregley’s Shuffle
    • Mom Drops Greg Off at School
    • Greg and Rowley Jump Over The Wall
    • Mr. Winsky’s Safety Patrol Assignment
    • Mom Suggests a Friendship Card
    • Greg Meets Fregley’s Mom
    • Greg Has The Cheese Touch
    • Rowley’s Lost Zoo-Wee Mama Cartoons
  • commentary with director Thor Freudenthal and writer Gabe Sachs

The Blu-ray also has a downloadable digital copy for a limited time.

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