Movies: "Bumblebee" Press Kit Photos and "Limited Edition" VHS Release Announced - UPDATED
A ring at my door this morning brought about a very unexpected package: a Press Kit for the upcoming Home Release of the "Bumblebee" Movie! While most press kits nowadays are done via digital downloads, "Bumblebee" has leaned into its 1987 setting. This amazing kit features movie information printed in a typewriter font, glossy stills from the film with summaries at the bottom and perhaps most impressively: a VHS tape of the "Bumblebee" movie itself!
The press release mentions a "limited release" of the movie on VHS, but before you run out to Target or Walmart tomorrow hoping to find it, the gag appears to be that these press releases are the limited release of the VHS. A careful look at the bar code on it reveals that it is "B1270 S3C07" referring to Bumblebee's Cybertronian name and the human organization Sector 7! This is a brilliant combination of a press release and April Fool's Day joke. Highest compliments and thanks to Paramount for including Ben's World of Transformers in this gag!
UPDATE: Check out the Official "Trailer" for the VHS release below:
Check out the actual official press release for the "Bumblebee" Movie Home Release below:
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Hailed as “fun, action-packed and exciting” (Scott Mantz, Collider), director Travis Knight’s thrilling new film BUMBLEBEE lands on Digital March 19, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD April 2 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Boasting an impressive 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, BUMBLEBEE is filled with “personality, wit [and] imagination” (David Fear, Rolling Stone). The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over an hour of exciting special features, including an all-new BUMBLEBEE motion comic following the beloved AUTOBOT on his next adventure. Plus, check out deleted and extended scenes you didn’t see in theaters, including the original opening of the movie, enjoy hilarious outtakes, and see G1 (Generation 1) TRANSFORMERS robots on CYBERTRON through the eyes of BUMBLEBEE with exciting Bee Vision.
The perfect gift this Easter, BUMBLEBEE on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack or Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes an exclusive printed version of the new motion comic featuring BUMBLEBEE in a standalone side story (for a limited time only).
The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases** feature Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead***. In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.
CYBERTRON has fallen. When OPTIMUS PRIME sends BUMBLEBEE to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the DECEPTICONS hunt down the surviving AUTOBOTS with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), BUMBLEBEE and Charlie team up to protect the world.
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*
· Sector 7 Archive
o Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7
o Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cybertron
· Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen
o The Story of Bumblebee
o The Stars Align
o Bumblebee Goes Back to G1
o Back to the Beetle
o California Cruisin’ Down Memory Lane
The BUMBLEBEE DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
BUMBLEBEE will also be available as part of a BUMBLEBEE & TRANSFORMERS 6-Movie Blu-ray Collection arriving on April 2.