Haunted Mansion Scares Up An October Release On Disney Plus And Blu-Ray
The spooky adaptation of the Disney theme park ride will be available to stream soon.
Announced at Destination D23--and just in time for the spooky season--Disney's Haunted Mansion will be headed to Blu-ray and Disney+ in October. Originally released in July, Haunted Mansion is inspired by the classic theme park ride at Disney World that first opened up in 1969, this is a separate film to the infamous 2003 box office flop, a family-friendly horror comedy that starred Eddie Murphy.
This new incarnation stars Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Jamie Lee Curtis, LaKeith Stanfield, Jared Leto, Danny DeVito, and Chase Dillon, and is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help evict supernatural squatters from their home. For the physical release, Haunted Mansion will be available on 4K Ultra HD and HD Blu-ray starting October 17, with each release containing several extra features.
Over at Best Buy, you can preorder the Haunted Mansion Blu-ray for $40, which comes packaged in a steelbook that's adorned with sinister designs. Like other 4K UHD Blu-ray releases, this version comes with a standard Blu-ray copy of the film and a code to watch it digitally.
If you can't wait for the physical release, the good news is that Haunted Mansion will be available to stream on Disney+ starting October 4.
The film wasn't a box office success--taking in only $65.5 million from its US run--but over on GameSpot's sister site Metacritic, the film has generally mixed to positive reviews. Several critics described it as a spooky and fun film, albeit one that's inconsistent with its tone and direction.
For more details, you can check out 25 Haunted Mansion Easter eggs and GameSpot's interview with Haunted Mansion director Justin Simien on how the film balanced grief, death, and humor.
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