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"A Christmas Story 2"? Yup

By Rich Heldenfels Published: August 15, 2012

The iconic Cleveland film is coming to DVD and Blu-ray. The official word:

The holiday season arrives early this year as A Christmas Story 2 debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 30th, and Digital Download on October 16th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. From Warner Premiere and director Brian Levant (The Flintstones, Jingle All The Way), A Christmas Story 2 stars Daniel Stern (Home Alone, City Slickers) as The Old Man, Braeden LeMasters (television’s “Men of a Certain Age,” Easy A) as 15 year-old Ralphie Parker and Stacy Travis (Fun with Dick and Jane, Bandits) as Mrs. Parker.

 

The sequel to Bob Clark’s 1983 classic, A Christmas Story 2 is written by Nat Mauldin (Doctor Dolittle) and is based on the works of Jean Shepherd (A Christmas Story). The film is produced by Phil Goldfine (Lost Boys: The Thirst, Lost Boys: The Tribe) and executive produced by the estate of Bob Clark. The film also stars David Buerhle (television’s “Victorious”) as Flick and David W. Thompson (Win Win) as Schwartz.

 

A Christmas Story 2 will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $29.98 and on single disc DVD for $27.95. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a hi-definition and standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet; and the single disc DVD features a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet. UltraViolet allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.*

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When 15 year-old Ralphie accidentally wrecks his dream car before even getting it off the lot, he and his friends Flick and Schwartz band together to raise the money to fix it by Christmas Eve – before the car dealer reports the incident to the police. They all get their (first!) jobs, but run into trouble at every turn. When things look most bleak, Ralphie finds the true meaning of Christmas with the help of his family and his friends.

 

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

 

A Christmas Story 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

· Catching Up With Ralphie and His Family - The favorite gang is back, but 5 years older! Meet Ralphie, Randy, The Old Man, and Mother and how they recreated our charming characters.

· A Christmas Story We All Know and Love - All the charm and holiday goodness we fell in love with years ago makes a return this Christmas season with more of Ralphie's day dreams, The Old Man's furnace, another special appearance of Flick's tongue, maybe a car and even a girlfriend!

· The House 5 Years Later - This time there are Christmas lights hanging outside, and maybe a leg lamp! See what's changed in the Christmas Story house in this sneak peek into the world of the Parkers!

 

A Christmas Story 2 Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

· Catching Up With Ralphie and His Family - The favorite gang is back, but 5 years older! Meet Ralphie, Randy, The Old Man, and Mother and how they recreated our charming characters.

· A Christmas Story We All Know and Love - All the charm and holiday goodness we fell in love with years ago makes a return this Christmas season with more of Ralphie's day dreams, The Old Man's furnace, another special appearance of Flick's tongue, maybe a car and even a girlfriend!

· The House 5 Years Older - This time there are Christmas lights hanging outside, and maybe a leg lamp! See what's changed in the Christmas Story house in this sneak peek into the world of the Parkers!

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

 

On October 16th, A Christmas Story 2 will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

 

The film is also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles on November 20th.

 

ULTRAVIOLET

 

*UltraViolet allows you to collect, watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. Learn about VUDU compatible devices at vudu.com.

 

 

BASICS

 

PRODUCT SRP

Blu-ray Combo Pack $29.98

DVD $27.95

 

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