SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Speeding To Digital HD Early; Full 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD Details Revealed
While Sonic the Hedgehog is currently the second highest-grossing movie of the year, Paramount is still bringing it to Digital a few weeks early to help bring some joy to families during this trying time.
Following a number of other recent films moving up their digital release dates, Paramount Home Entertainment has announced today that their smash hit Sonic the Hedgehog will also be made available to purchase early on Digital HD, starting March 31st.
It will be then followed by its official 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD launch on May 19th.
The Jeff Fowler-directed video game movie adaptation, which starred Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), James Marsden (X-Men) and Jim Carrey (Kidding), is currently the second highest-grossing film of the year, having earned over $306.8 million worldwide ($146M domestic; $160.7M foreign) on an estimated $95 million production budget, which should all but guarantee a sequel in the not-so-distant future.
The home video combo pack will contain a wide variety of special features, including exclusive commentary from director Jeff Fowler and star Ben Schwartz, deleted scenes, a hilarious blooper reel, the "Speed Me Up" music video and tons of featurette that will take you behind the making of this movie and possibly preview the next.
THE ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE THAT’S FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
SPEEDS HOME FOR DIGITAL PURCHASE MARCH 31!
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Level-Up with Bonus Features Including a New Animated Short, Deleted Scenes, Hilarious Bloopers and More!*
4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray™ Combo Packs Arrive May 19 with a Limited Edition Comic Book**
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Get ready for epic fun and super-sonic action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc May 19.
The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with sensational bonus features: See Sonic the Hedgehog’s next adventure around the world in a new animation; get more of Sonic in deleted scenes; laugh at the hilarious blooper reel; explore the origins of the legendary blue hedgehog; see Jim Carrey bring Dr. Robotnik to life; watch along with awesome commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; and more! Plus, for a limited time, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo packs will include a printed, Limited Edition comic book featuring an adventure with Sonic and The Donut Lord.**
Powered with incredible speed, Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using his unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet in this action-packed hit that’s fun for the whole family.
BONUS FEATURES ON DIGITAL*, 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, & BLU-RAY COMBO
- Commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
- Around the World in 80 Seconds — See Sonic’s next adventure!
- Deleted Scenes — Director Jeff Fowler introduces deleted scenes
- Bloopers — Laugh along with Jim Carrey and the cast
- “Speed Me Up” Music Video
- For the Love of Sonic — Jim Carrey and the cast discuss what Sonic the Hedgehog means to them
- Building Robotnik with Jim Carrey — See Jim Carrey bring supervillain Dr. Robotnik to life
- The Blue Blur: Origins of Sonic — Explore the origins of the legendary Blue Blur
- Sonic On Set — Visit the set with the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
The 4K Ultra HD Digital and 4K Ultra HD disc releases present the film in 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 audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.***
The SONIC THE HEDGEHOG DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog features:
Director: Jeff Fowler
Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog
Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik/Doctor Eggman
James Marsden as Tom Wachowski
Tika Sumpter as Dr. Annie Wachowski
Adam Pally in an undisclosed role
Neal McDonough as Major Bennington
Lee Majdoub as Stone
Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl
Natasha Rothwell in an undisclosed role
Debs Howard in an undisclosed role
Elfina Luk in an undisclosed role
Riff Raff in an undisclosed role
Sonic the Hedgehog arrives on Digital HD on March 31
and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 19