On Friday, July 15, 2011 “Rango” was released to the public on DVD and Blue-Ray.  Me and my mom took the boys to see Rango in theaters and they loved it so I was really excited to get my hands on the DVD!

If you have not already seen Rango, here is a peek:

 

Johnny Depp does such a great job as Rango, a captive lizard suddenly finding himself loose in the harsh desert.  As with all good kids movies, he quickly becomes the hero of a small, drought stricken town.  It’s funny and clever with “grown-up” tidbits thrown in for the parents.

My boys loved the crude belching fire scenes and all of the talking animals.  You do need to know that there are a few bad words, and the bad guy (the rotten Rattlesnake Jake) can seem pretty scary for real little or sensitive kidlets.  I really enjoyed the movie as did my dad who is a big fan of old westerns.

Rango Blue-Ray and DVD Release

Blu-ray:

• Theatrical and Extended Version

• Commentary—By director, story co-writer and producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander (on Extended Version only)

• Breaking The Rules: Making Animation History— Discover how Gore Verbinski and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) prepared for their first animated movie by following every step the filmmakers made to create this new kind of animated film. Watch as the renowned cast including Johnny Depp brings the film to life with “emotion capture.”

• Real Creatures of Dirt—In this fun and educational piece, animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of RANGO and the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.

• Storyboard Reel Picture-In-Picture—Enhance your movie-viewing experience by watching the entire feature with picture-in-picture images of the storyboards (Theatrical Version only).

• A Field Trip to Dirt—Using the technology and footage from ILM’s special camera, viewers are put in control of their own tour of Dirt. They can select the streets they want to explore and the characters they’d like to interact with, discovering trivia and other bonus footage along the way.

• Ten Deleted Scenes—Including a never-before-seen alternate ending

• Theatrical Trailer

DVD:

The RANGO single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following*:

• Theatrical and Extended Version

• Commentary—By director, story co-writer and producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander (on Extended Version only)

• Real Creatures of Dirt—In this fun and educational piece, animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of RANGO and the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.

• Ten Deleted Scenes—Including a never-before-seen alternate ending

To celebrate the release of Rango, I am giving away a single-disk DVD and Rango storybook to one lucky winner!

First Mandatory Entry

I decided to change my Facebook fan page name to OhRheally instead of keeping my old mommy23monkeys.  So it is a real simple entry to this giveaway, LIKE OhRheally On FACEBOOK.  You MUST leave a comment HERE though to tell me you liked my page since Facebook will not let me draw a winner there without some special app (or something).  Like my page THERE and then leave a comment HERE telling me you are a new fan.  If you already like my page (Thank you!) just leave a comment telling me you are a fan!

Extra Entries

(to be completed after you like my fan page)

  • Tweet the contest @OhRheally and earn one extra entry per tweet.  You can tweet as often as you like for unlimited entries.  You must link back in a comment showing me each tweet.  Please do not SPAM your followers, must have at least 50 followers to count.
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  • Blog about my contest on your own blog linking back to me and to my contest sponsor, receive 3 entries.  Leave me three comments, with the link.
  • Leave me a comment on any non-giveaway post and receive an extra entry.  Just leave me a comment on the contest letting me know what the name of the other post you commented on is.  Extra comments must be relevant to the post.  Unlimited extra entries.

This giveaway is open to residents of the US only and will end on August 1, 2011 at 10pm PST.  Winner will be chosen at random and winner will be notified by email.  Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. Complete rules can be found HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS WINNER!