Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Ice Age Continental Drift

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


Ice Age: Continental DriftManny, Diego and Sid are on a high-seas adventure on an iceberg in the animated movie Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth film in the series.

Ray Romano (TV’s Men of a Certain Age), Denis Leary (TV’s Rescue Me) and John Leguizamo (Vanishing on 7th Street) are back voicing the movie’s heroes Manny, Diego and Sid, respectively.

After their continent is set adrift, they try to reunite with their herd and, along the way, encounter sea creatures and battle pirates.

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray 3D boxAlso returning are Queen Latifah (Just Wright), Seann William Scott (Goon), Josh Peck (Aliens in the Attack) and Simon Pegg (Paul). New to the voice cast this time around are Jennifer Lopez (The Back-Up Plan), Aziz Ansari (30 Minutes or Less), Peter Dinklage (TV’s Game of Thrones), Wanda Sykes (TV’s Curb Your Enthusiasm), Nick Frost (Snow White and the Huntsman), Patrick Stewart (Gnomeo & Juliet) and hip hop artists Nicki Minaj and Drake.

Critics didn’t have much love for Ice Age: Continental Drift, with Newark Star-Ledger‘s Stephen Whitty saying the film is “about as surprising and unpredictable as a glacier. And not much more fun.”

Moviegoers liked the movie better, and although Continental Drift grossed less than the other films in the franchise, it still earned a very healthy $159 million.

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, each with different box art (the DVD art is the same as the Blu-ray), come stuffed with special features:

  • Party With a Pirate! Mode
  • Sing Along Mode
  • “Shimmy Shake Music Section”
  • “Gutt’s Sing-Along Shanty Shimmy Shake”
  • “We Are” extended music video
  • “Chasing the Sun” by The Wanted music video
  • “The Sid Shuffle” Dance Along
  • Deleted scenes “Dr. Granny” and “Shell Game”
  • “Ice Age: The Story So Far”
  • “The Scratist”

The Blu-ray 3D has four exclusive featurettes:

  • “Through a Pirate’s Spyglass: Voices Ahoy and Capturing the Crew”
  • “Granny and the Stink of the Sloths”
  • “Scrat Got Your Tongue?”
  • “Whale of a Tale: Drifts, Rifts, Beasties and Myths”

 

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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.