New Release: The Smurfs DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D

Release Date: Dec. 2, 2011
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD $40.99, Blu-ray 3D $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The SmurfsThey’re short, they’re blue and they’re in the Big Apple. Based on the comic and cartoon that originated in Belgium in 1958, The Smurfs offers an updated look at the adorable kid-friendly characters.

The movie, which grossed a tidy $137 million in theaters, finds the smurfs still battling the evil wizard Gargamel, played here by Hank Azaria (Love and Other Drugs). When Gargamel chases the smurfs out of their village, they end up in Central Park and must find a way home before the wizard tracks them down.

The cast also includes Neil Patrick Harris (TV’s How I Met Your Mother), Jayma Mays (TV’s Glee) and Sofia Vergara (TV’s Modern Family).

All the disc versions of the family film come with special features. On the DVD are:

  • “Going Gargamel” featurette
  • “The Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen” featurette
  • and “Find the Smurfs” game.

The Smurfs Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray/DVD combo is a special three-disc holiday gift set called a Christmas Carol Combo Pack. This set has all the DVD extras as well as these:

  • “The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol” short film
  • Smurf-O-Vision: Second Screen Experience
  • “The Smurfs Fantastic Adventure” game
  • deleted and extended scenes
  • “Smurf Speak: Meet the Cast”
  • and progression reels.

The Blu-ray 3D has everything minus “Christmas Carol,” plus these:

  • PS3 theme
  • director’s commentary
  • producer, writers and VFX supervisor commentary.
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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.