New Release: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs movie sceneSony Pictures Home Entertainment ramped up the evolution to 3D at home with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs on Blu-ray 3D on June 22, 2010.

The animated movie , based on the picture book by Judi and Ron Barrett, uses 3D technology to throw food and other objects at its audience.

As well as available through select retailers, Cloudy Blu-ray 3D discs were bundled with select Sony Electronics 3D TVs, which are necessary to properly view the 3D technology along with active shutter 3D glasses (the kind used to see 3D in theaters, not the blue/red glasses previously used for 3D in homes). A Blu-ray 3D player also is needed to play the discs, although the Cloudy Blu-ray 3D package includes a 2D high-definition version of the movie that’s playable on existing Blu-ray players.

Sony was aggressive with its pricing, tagging the Cloudy 3D at $39.95, the same list price as the regular Blu-ray version.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D boxThe disc comes with special features in both 2D and 3D. The list includes:

  • extended scenes
  • progression reels with introductions by visual FX supervisor Rob Bredow
  • “Raining Sunshine” music video
  • behind the scenes of Miranda Cosgrove’s “Raining Sunshine”
  • “A Recipe for Success: The Making of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
  • “Key Ingredients: The Voices of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”

All are available on the regular Blu-ray version of the family film , but the regular has a few more exclusives.

Exclusives for the 3D version are:

  • sneak previews of Open Season and Monster House on Blu-ray 3D
  • early development scenes

In Cloudy, young inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader, Paul) builds his ultimate creation: a machine that turns the weather into food. But when it starts working too well and giant cheeseburgers and spaghetti tornadoes threaten to destroy the world, Flint must fix it with the help of weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris, Yogi Bear).

Here’s the movie trailer; but for 3D you’ll have to get the new Blu-ray:

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.