Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: The Smurfs 2

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 3, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99, Blu-ray 3D $55.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


The Smurfs 2The original blue man group are back in The Smurfs 2.

Hank Azaria (Hop) returns in this sequel to play the evil Gargamel again, who this time has created two mischievous creatures to help him capture the magical Smurf-essence.

However, he quickly discovers that he needs the help of Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) to make the creatures into proper Smurfs. So Gargamel and the creatures kidnap Smurfett and take her to Paris, and it’s up to Papa and the other Smurfs to reunite with their human friends Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas) and Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays, TV’s Glee) to rescue her.

Critics panned The Smurfs 2, giving it only 14% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. But moviegoers liked it better, 60% better, and the animated film grossed a tidy $70 million in theaters.

The DVD carries these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • featurette “Daddy’s Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette” about the character’s origins in Peyo’s stories and about Katy Perry voicing her
  • “Animating Azrael” about Gargamel’s cat sidekick
  • digital copy via UltraViolet.

Both the Blu-ray/DVD Combo and the Blu-ray 3D Combo offer those as well as these extras:

  • featurette “The Puurrfect Companion: Azrael’s Tail” about the character’s live-action cat and the digital double, and how actor Frank Welker brought it to life
  • “Evolution of the Naughties” about how the filmmakers designed the newest Smurfs, Hackus and Vexy
  • “The Naughties! The Tale of Hackus and Vexy” with actors Christina Ricci (Alpha and Omega) and J.B. Smoove (A Haunted House) talking about what it was like to voice the characters
  • and mini-movie “The Legend of Smurfy Hollow,” inspired by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Gutsy Smurf investigating how Brainy Smurf wins the annual Smurfberry Hunt every year but falling into a Gargamel trap.

 

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About Sam 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.