New Release: Shrek Forever After DVD and Blu-ray

Shrek Forever After movie sceneDreamWorks Animation‘s Shrek Forever After, the supposed “final chapter” in the Shrek franchise, was released on DVD and Blu-ray in multiple versions on Dec. 7, 2010, through distributor Paramount Home Entertainment.

The animated family movie grossed $238.4 million in theaters — which makes us doubt there won’t be another Shrek film along the way — and, like the other Shrek films, boasts the voices of Mike Myers (Austin Powers), Eddie Murphy (Norbit), Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro) and Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music).

In the PG-rated film, Shrek (Myers) misses the days when he was a real ogre, so he makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin (Conrad Vernon from Bee Movie) to get his roar back, but instead his world is turned upside down. Donkey (Murphy) can’t remember him, Fiona (Diaz) is a tough warrior princess and Puss in Boots (Banderas) is a fat cat. They have 24 hours to reverse the contract and get back to living happily ever after.

Shrek Forever After Double DVD boxShrek Forever After is available as a single Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, single DVD, a Double DVD pack with Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular and Shrek The Whole Story Quadrilogy four-movie packs on DVD and Blu-ray.

In the new animated special Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular, Donkey and his Far Far Away friends present a caroling stage show filled with holiday songs, a Donkey Decoration Scramble and Shrek’s Yule Log video, with more than 25 character appearances in front of a virtual fireplace. As well as available in the Double DVD Pack, the Christmas Shrektacular is available as a Blu-ray/DVD combo as well as in the Quadrilogy packs.

The DVD comes with these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • featurette “Spotlight On Shrek
  • featurette “Secrets of Shrek Forever After
  • and featurette “From Swamp to Stage: The Making of Shrek the Musical.”

The Blu-ray offers:

  • filmmaker’s commentary
  • featurette “The Tech of Shrek Forever After
  • music video for “Shrek, Rattle & Roll”
  • and “Conversation With the Cast.”

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack has those special features, plus:

  • “Deck the Swamp” game
  • and the DreamWorks Animation Music Video Jukebox.

The Quadrilogy packs contain all four Shrek movies — the 2001 original, Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007) and this year’s Shrek Forever After — plus special features on four discs.


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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.