Tomorrow (November 5, 2013) a special holiday edition of the film Rise of the Guardians will be available where most movies are sold. This special edition (pictured above) features an adorable little wind up Elf toy, similar to the elves seen in the film. This would make a great stocking stuffer plus the toy can be played with an enjoyed year after year.
In case you have not seen the film I should make note that it’s not a Christmas movie, per say. Santa is in the film and he is the main character, but this film can be enjoyed year round.
Rise of the Guardians features Santa, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman. They are known as “guardians”. Their job is to protect the hopes and dreams of children all over the world.
The characters in Rise of the Guardians are not cute and cuddly. Although this film is OK for most children (5+), the images and characters probably appeal more towards older children.
Santa (voice by Alex Baldwin) is big, burly guy with tattoos. Yes – Tattoos!
The Easter Bunny (voiced by Hugh Jackman) is not cute and cuddly. In fact he’s a bit gruff.
Actress Isla Fisher voices the part of the Tooth Fairy. She doesn’t look like a fairy at all. She looks more like a humming bird.
In the film the guardians learn that an evil spirit named Pitch (voiced by Jude Law) is out to take over the world. The guardians must ban together to stop him.
All of the guardians are guided by the moon. The moon directs them and tells them what they need to do. The moon also tells them that there is another guardian who must work with them to help stop Pitch before it’s too late. The other guardian is Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine). The only problem is that Jack doesn’t want to help anyone.
Jack Frost is a loner and prefers is that way. He doesn’t want to help people. He would rather do things against the humans. After all he is responsible for snow and ice which makes people slip and fall and causes car accidents.
The guardians don’t understand why they need Jack’s help, but they must do what the moon tells them to do. So it’s up to them to convince Jack to help them to defeat Pitch. With each passing day Pitch is becoming more and more of a threat and without Jack’s help the other guardians might be powerless against him.
Will Jack Frost finally give in and help the other guardians, or will Pitch find a way to take over the world once and for all? To find out you’ll just have to pick up a copy of Rise of the Guardians, available where most movies are sold, in a special holiday edition, on November 5, 2013.
The holiday edition will feature only a DVD. The DVD features an hour of new bonus content including a multi-chapter, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the epic and merry elf greetings.
The film is also available on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy pack with UltraViolet, which includes exclusive bonus features like interactive games, as well as a wealth of behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary and more.
It’s rated PG due to thematic elements and some mildly scary action.
The DVD will retail for $14.99 (Holiday edition will be available while supplies last) and the Blu-ray combo pack will retail for $19.99.
Did you see Rise of the Guardians? What did you think of the movie? Are you going to pick up the special holiday edition?
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.