Everyone knows by now Phil Lord and Chris Miller are geniuses. I can remember the days when Clone High was new, and only I knew who they were. Then came The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse…now everybody sees the truth, and a new Lord Miller movie is an event.
So when Netflix acquired their latest animated creation, The Mitchells Vs The Machines, it was a double-edged sword…it was nice to not have to pay a ticket to see it, but it also meant no Blu-Ray release, because things on Netflix almost never get released outside of Netflix. And because there would be no bonus features, who knew what secrets we would miss out on? The Spider-Verse Blu-Ray contained an entire separate scrapped version of the movie!
Well, I’m happy to be wrong. A Mitchells Vs The Machines Blu-Ray was just announced today. And the special features sound GLORIOUS:
• Katie’s Extended Cinematic Bonanza Cut! Prepare to witness Katie’s director’s cut, an extended version of the original film with over 40 minutes of deleted scenes.
• Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter: Katie Mitchell is back and creating the most hilarious film of her young career–check out an all-new mini-movie, Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter. In a world where the holidays are being haunted by the Candy Cane Kidnapper, there is only one Dog with the skills to solve the case.
• 8 Bonus Scenes: Get more Mitchells with over 20 minutes of Deleted & Extended Scenes.
• Filmmakers’ commentary
• Katie’s Cabinet of Forgotten Wonders: Take a rare look inside Katie Mitchell’s filmmaking process as she gives you an exclusive look into how the movie was made.
- “Dumb Robots” Trailer
- The Original Mitchells Story Pitch
- The Furby Scene – How? Why?
- PAL’s World
• The Mitchells Vs. The Machines: Or How a Group of Passionate Weirdos Made a Big Animated Movie: Go inside the story of The Mitchells vs the Machines and meet a group of first-time filmmakers & talented cast who banded together to take a collective risk on making a unique, original, and totally off-the-wall film about an everyday, epic, world-saving family!
• How To Make Sock Puppets: Katie Mitchell opens the door to her film school. Learn how to make sock puppets who could be extras in your next short film!
• How To Make Katie Face Cupcakes: Enjoy making cupcakes only a mother could love.
Too many physical media releases these days slack off and only give you one or two bonuses, if that. This scrumptious list is like a dream come true; a throwback to the 2000s when DVDs came packed with hours of behind-the-scenes goodies. It all comes packaged behind this great cover, which wasn’t half-assed either:
It’s everything I could have asked for and more. I know what I’m putting on my Christmas list. The Mitchells Vs The Machines: Katie Mitchell Edition Blu-Ray comes out December 14.