Blu-ray Release: Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $26.50
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment


Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988 comedy movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit has been discontinued on DVD for years, so this Blu-ray is very welcome. Jessica Rabbit in high-definition? What’s not to love?

In case you don’t remember the sultry red-haired cartoon who was just drawn bad, PG-rated Who Framed Roger Rabbit mixes animation and live action. The film stars Bob Hoskins (Made in Dagenham) as Eddie Valiant, a detective who hates toons. When toon Roger Rabbit is accused of murder, Valiant is unfortunately the only one who can help.

Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future movies) and Jessica Cassidy (Blade Runner) also star, along with the voices of Sherlock Holmes producer Joel Silver and Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone) as the sultry red-head. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump), Who Framed Roger Rabbit is based on the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary Wolf.

The movie won three Academy Awards (for editing, visual effects and sound effects editing) and nominated for another three (for sound, cinematography and art direction). The film also won a slew of other honors, and was nominated for Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for Hoskins.

Released in both Blu-ray and DVD packaging, the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo contains these special features:

  • The Roger Rabbit Shorts digitally restored
    • “Tummy Trouble”
    • “Roller-Coaster Rabbit”
    • “Trail Mix-Up”
  • “Who Made Roger Rabbit?” featurette
  • deleted scene “Pig’s Head”
  • “On Set! Benny the Cab”
  • “Behind the Ears: The True Story”
  • “Before & After Split-Screen”
  • “Toon Stand-Ins”
  • commentary
  • “Toontown Confidential Feature Trivia Subs”
  • “The Valiant Files” interactive gallery

 

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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.