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Monsters University 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Combo Pack Review

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We are mere weeks away from Halloween, so it’s only natural that Monsters are coming out to play. In fact, Disney/Pixar’s unleashed their own monsters via the Monsters University Digital HD and Digital HD 3D release last October 8, 2013. They’re also going to follow it up with a proper retail release of the 4-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ra 3D Como Pack 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack,
3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack,DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013.

We currently don’t have access to a proper 3D setup so we won’t be focusing on the 3D aspects of the release. In any case, the 3D is just an extra – the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating – and whether owning Monsters University on home video will be worth your money or not will depend largely on the film itself (and maybe a few of the extras included in the set.)

The Movie: No Boo?

Let’s get this out of the way first. Monsters University is the prequel to Monsters, Inc. and focuses on Sulley and Mike during their college days – how they met, how they became best friends despite their differences and the path they took in order to become the top scarers in Monsters, Inc. This means no Boo, as she’s probably not even born yet during the events of the film.

It can’t be denied that Boo is one of the most popular characters in the original film but her absence here isn’t such a bad thing. It’s true that there’s a dearth of “daaww-sooo-cuuuutee,” moments but you won’t miss it much once you realize that Monsters University doesn’t really need it to work this time around. Rather, it is more of a college buddy comedy that’s reliant on Mike and Sulley’s chemistry (or initial lack thereof).

New Clip From Monsters University

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A new official clip has just been released for Monsters University, this time showing the young Mike and Sully going through some really painful teething problems while sharing a dorm room in college. The clip is a little bit on the short side, but it’s enough to show you that Billy Crystal and John Goodman are still in top form and still play well off of each other. You can watch the clip below:

New Full Length Trailer for Monsters University

New Full Length Trailer for Monsters University

A new full-length trailer has been released for Monsters University, with the trailer looking like a late 90s/early 2000s college comedy film, as it introduces Mike, Sulley, and the rest of the cast via bits and pieces of the scenes, which already serve as a good way of showing how funny the film will be. It is worth noting that the trailer shows Mike and Sulley not always being best of friends. In fact, it clearly shows that they were rivals during their college days, with Sulley being the dominant force. You can check out the trailer below:

Pixar and Disney’s Monsters University; What about Boo?

Pixar and Disney Monsters University What about Boo

Just recently, Disney began spilling the beans about their upcoming CG animated film, Monsters University. The second film in the Monsters franchise, set to release on June 21st 2013 – some twelve years after the original Monsters, Inc. was released – will actually take place before the first film. That’s right, it’s about the early days of Sulley and Mike, and the bond they formed while becoming the Monsters they were meant to be. That’s all well and good, and we’re certainly excited to see the return of some of our favorite Pixar characters, but… what about Boo? The adorable little girl who co-starred in the first film? If this story takes place before the pair ever met her (and likely before she was even born) does that mean we’re to go Boo-less in the prequel?

Disney and Pixar introduce Monsters University from Monsters Inc

Disney and Pixar introduce Monsters University from Monsters Inc

With the story of Monsters Inc already told, Disney passed on simply making a Monsters Inc. 2, and instead expanded their franchise from a corporation to a learning institution. Through the hard work of Pixar’s gorgeous CG animation, we’re proud to introduce Monsters University, Disney’s upcoming film from the Monsters franchise. Nearly two years away from release (we’re looking at a tentative date of June 21st, 2013, ready for Disney Digital 3D – or perhaps 4D by then!) and twelve years after the original “Monsters, Inc.”, production has already begun on the new film, which will reunite John Goodman and Billy Crystal, as James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and Mike Wazowski (…Mike Wazowski!). The sequel, which is actually a prequel, tells the story of how Mike and Sulley first met, and the differences they overcame to become friends.

Disney and Pixar announce Monsters, Inc. sequel

Disney and Pixar announce Monsters, Inc. sequel

Pixar debuted in the world of feature length films back in 1995 with Toy Story. In just those 15 quick years since, the company has partnered with Disney to create some of the most memorable and beloved CG animated flicks of all time, many turning into franchises. Back in 2001, the next level was reached with Monsters, Inc., revealing a world of monsters and alien-like creatures to the world of humans, most importantly, a little girl named “Boo.” Now, Disney and Pixar will return to that world, bringing fans Monsters, Inc. 2, a long-awaited sequel to the original box office blockbuster. The date has been officially set for November 16th, 2012. Details are still light at the moment, but be on the look out for John Goodman and Billy Crystal to reprise their roles as Sulley and Mike Wazowski.

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