Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-rayJake Kasdan’s film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Rhys Darby. The two releases will be available for purchase on March 20.
When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji–you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves–or they’ll be stuck in the game forever …
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was directed by Jake Kasdan from a screen story by Chris McKenna and screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. The film was produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler and executive produced by David Householter, Jake Kasdan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber.
- Gag Reel
- “Jumanji, Jumanji” Music Video by Jack Black and Nick Jonas
- Five Featurettes:
- “Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji”
- “Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast”
- “Attack of the Rhinos!”
- “Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!”
- “Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji”
4K BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS:
- Feature film presented with Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
*In the United States, Joe Johnston’s original Jumanji film is already out on 4K Blu-ray courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Click on the link to see our listing and review of this release.