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Night at the Museum 2 Comes Home

Well isn’t this interesting timing. I just bought tickets to see the upcoming travelling King Tut Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario when this crossed the wires. Fox is releasing Night of the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian for home consumption on DVD and Blu Ray this December and we have the press release to share. By the way, if you live in or within a days drive of Toronto and you love learning about the ancient Egyptians you better make it here before the exhibit is gone, it’s leaving North America and then likely won’t be available outside of Egypt again.

Press Release –

LOS ANGELES, CA. – (September 21, 2009) – When the lights go off the battle is on! A delightful adventure, Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian arrives in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy*) and for a limited time only a “Monkey Mischief” double DVD on December 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

History is larger than life — and twice as funny — in this monumental comedy sequel. Ben Stiller (Meet The Parents, There’s Something About Mary) stars as Larry Daley, a former night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, where the exhibits come alive after dark. But now Larry’s nocturnal friends are being retired to the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, luring him back for a hilarious, all-out battle against a cranky Egyptian Pharaoh who plans to take over the museum… and the world! From returning director Shawn Levy (Cheaper By The Dozen), the film also stars Amy Adams (Enchanted), Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons”), Ricky Gervais (“The Office”), Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) and Jonah Hill (Super Bad).

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes a high definition version of the film with over an hour of mayhem, mischief and monumental magic of outrageously funny features – including an interactive museum scavenger hunt game, gag reel, 12 deleted scenes with an alternate ending, “Cherub Bootcamp,” “Phinding Pharaoh With Hank Azaria” featurettes – a Digital Copy and a standard DVD. The pack is available for the gift-giving price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada.

Monkey Mischief

The limited edition “Monkey Mischief” double DVD boasts a second disc including over 30 minutes of entertainment complimenting the bonus materials featured on the first disc, including cast and crew commentary, six deleted scenes with an alternate ending, a gag reel, and more. The holiday two-pack DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada.

Single Disc

The Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian single disc DVD has one hour of special feature laughs from favorite stars including commentary by cast and crew, featurettes, six deleted scenes with an alternate ending, and a gag reel for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada.

Golden Ticket Activation Instant Win Sweepstakes:

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has partnered with Delta Vacations and the Smithsonian Museum to offer the “Golden Ticket” Activation Instant Win Sweepstakes. Both the Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Blu-ray Discs and DVDs will feature a sticker on the packaging promoting the chance to instantly win the ultimate Smithsonian Experience, which includes travel and accommodations to Washington DC and a once-in-a-lifetime, behind-the-scenes, all-access private tour of the Smithsonian Museum for a family of four.
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features: (Catalog # 2262600)
Disc One
Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Blu-rayHistorical Confessions: Famous Last Words
Gag ReelSecret Doors and Scientists
12 Deleted Scenes Including Alternate EndingCavemen Conversations: Survival of the Wittiest
Curators of Comedy: Behind The Scenes With Ben StillerMuseum Magic: Entering The World Of The Photograph
Museum Scavenger Hunt GameDirector 201 With Shawn Levy
Cherub BootcampGangster Levy
Phinding Pharaoh With Hank AzariaAudio Commentaries With Filmmakers
Monkey Mischief FeaturettesFOX Movie Channel Presents Featurettes
Disc Two
• Digital Copy of Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Disc Three
Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian widescreen feature film (2.40:1 aspect ratio)
Limited Edition “Monkey Mischief” Double DVD Special Features: (Catalog # 2262598)
Disc One
Gag ReelSix Deleted Scenes, Including Alternate Ending 
Curators of Comedy: Behind the Scenes with Ben StillerPhinding Pharaoh With Hank Azaria
Cherub BootcampAudio Commentaries with Filmmakers
Disc Two – Monkey Mischief Bonus Disc
Show Me The Monkey featurette
 ○   Monkey Business
 ○   Primate Prima Donnas
 ○   The Secret Life of a Monkey Movie Star: Life Off Camera
 ○   Monkey Slap Game
 ○   Abel and Dexter’s Flights Of Fancy
Single Disc DVD Special Features: (Catalog # 2262588)
Special features include everything on “Disc One” of “Monkey Mischief Edition” above.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets — from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Street Date:December 1, 2009
Prebook Date:November 4, 2009
Screen Format:Widescreen – 2.40:1 (All)
Audio:English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio/5.1 Dolby Digital in Spanish/French (BD)
 English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround (Standard)
SubtitlesEnglish, French and Spanish (All)
U.S. Rating:PG
Total Run Time:105 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes
*A Digital Copy of the film can be transferred to any portable media device
There you go. We’ll post the artwork when it’s available and just as a hint, if you’re Canadian, buy from an American source to avoid the crazy exchange markup you see in the press release.
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