New Release: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice DVD and Blu-ray

The Sorcerer's Apprentice movie sceneWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment paired up the DVD and Blu-ray release of fantasy film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice with the Blu-ray debut of its inspiration, Fantasia, on Nov. 30, 2010.

Starring Nicholas Cage (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans) as the sorcerer and Jay Baruchel (She’s Out of My League) as the apprentice, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice movie is inspired by a segment of the same name from the original animated Fantasia. In the segment, Mickey Mouse is a sorcerer’s apprentice who gets in over his head when he tries to use magic to help him with his chores.

In the movie, Cage is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan who tries to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, played by Alfred Molina (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). In his quest to save the day, Cage recruits seemingly average guy Baruchel as a protégé, after Baruchel demonstrates hidden potential.

The PG-rated fantasy film, which also stars Monica Bellucci (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) and Toby Kebbell (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), grossed $61.7 million in theaters.

On disc, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is available as a DVD ($29.99), two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo ($39.99) and three-disc Blu-ray/DVD and digital copy combo pack ($44.99).

The DVD includes these special features:

  • one deleted scene
  • and a making-of featurette.

The Blu-ray add many more special features. Here’s the lineup:

  • five deleted scenes
  • outtakes
  • and eight featurettes:
    • “Magic in the City”
    • “The Science of Sorcery”
    • “Making Magic Real”
    • “The Fashionable Drake Stone”
    • “The Grimhold: An Evil Work of Art”
    • “The Encantus”
    • “Wolves & Puppies”
    • and “The World’s Coolest Car.”

And the Blu-ray/DVD has all of these plus a downloadable digital copy of the movie.

Here’s the trailer for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice:

 

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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.