The Big Year DVD release coming soon

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I am sure that every birder’s favorite movie this past year was The Big Year. It’s not everyday that birding gets the attention it deserves, and its just about never that Hollywood features birding as the main premise of a film. The Big Year has been out of the theaters for months now and the DVD/Blu-Ray release is coming up at the end of January. I am looking forward to watching it again, hopefully with a bunch of other birders. It looks like just the Blu-Ray has the extra features which is a bit of a let down for me since I am apparently still in the stone age of high definition TV watching. Nevertheless, I am still looking forward to scenes like Rashida Jones imitating bird calls, the excitement over the big fallout, and all the birding.  You can check out all the DVD and Blu-Ray features below.

In anticipation of the release, they made out the checklist below which you can print and fill out to remind you of your New Year’s resolutions, as well as the release date of the DVD.

WHEN IT COMES TO COMEDY…
NO GAME NO FOWL

Comedic Icons Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson Star in the Hilarious Outdoor Adventure Coming to Blu-ray and DVD January 31!

Summary: Let the fowl play begin!  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the story of a competitive trio who quickly turn a simple quest into the ultimate competition when THE BIG YEAR spreads its wings on Blu-ray and DVD January 31.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from very different walks of life, facing a mid-life crisis, a work-life crisis and a no-life crisis.  In the biggest competition of their lives, they undertake an unforgettable trek through North America, engaging in hilarious and bizarre adventures and forming friendships that will last a lifetime!

Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears PradaMarley & Me) and featuring outrageous supporting performances from Joel McHale (“Community”), Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Angelica Huston (50/50), Dianne Wiest (“In Treatment”), Brian Dennehy (The Next Three Days), Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”), Kevin Pollak (Red State) and Anthony Anderson (Scream 4), THE BIG YEAR Blu-ray is loaded with special features including the theatrical and extended editions of the film, over 40 minutes of deleted scenes and the featurette “The Big Migration.”  The Blu-ray combo pack and single-disc DVD will be available for an average retail price of $29.99 and $19.99 respectively.  Prebook is January 4, 2012.


THE BIG YEAR
 Blu-ray Special Features

  • Extended Feature Film
  •  “The Big Migration” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Roger Tory Peterson
    • Bird Behavior
    • Stu Late for Boat, Bird Puns with Brad & Ellie, Stu Gets Bostick’s Autograph
    • Longer Boat End, Dock, Pretzels & Skippy
    • Nozzle Theft and Other Newscasters
    • Longer Cars to HI
    • Cereal Rat with Talk
    • Lanky Birder Makes Time with Ellie
    • Stu’s Summer Montage with Fire Island Fauna
    • Bostick Returns Home
    • Long Pelagic
    • Bostick Goes to China
  • Gag Reel

THE BIG YEAR Blu-ray Combo Pack
(Catalog #2277373)
Street Date: January 24, 2012
Prebook Date: December 28, 2011
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.35:1)
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio,
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 100 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes


THE BIG YEAR 
DVD
(Catalog #2277366)
Street Date: January 10, 2012
Prebook Date: December 28, 2011
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.35:1)
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital,
Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 100 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes