Sony has set a home box-office release date for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. The blockbuster hit will first release on Digital HD on March 6th, then on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on March 20th through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sony also added that the physical editions will include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App.
The film follows four high-school kids as they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–and they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji–you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves–or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
The new Jumanji installment was directed by Jake Kasdan from a screen story by Chris McKenna and screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. The film was produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler and executive produced by David Householter, Jake Kasdan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber.
You can once again explore the vast and exciting world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) as they work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. The action-comedy also stars Nick Jonas (“Scream Queens”) and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man).
For the first time ever, the home entertainment packaging will feature a Snapchat Snapcode that unlocks an augmented reality experience. When fans pick up a copy of the film on Blu-ray or DVD at any retailer and scan the Snapcode with their Snapchat app, they will find the jungle brought to life right in front of them. Once there, they can record their experience and share it with their friends. There will be an additional Snapcode on an insert inside the package, exclusively for consumers who purchase the disc, that will trigger a second first-of-its-kind AR experience that will bring the characters from Jumanji into your living room.