Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio | Criterion 4K disc confirmed for UK release

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The Oscar-winning Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is arriving on 4K UHD disc, Blu-ray and DVD, just in time for Christmas.

A week or so back, we got word of what sounds like a very special physical media release for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. The Oscar-winning animated feature was selected for inclusion in the Criterion Collection of releases, but that was in America.

Now we’ve had the confirmation that the release is coming to the UK as well.

The film will be released as part of the Criterion Collection over here on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, with a release date of December 18th 2023. A Christmas present, albeit a last minute one!

As per the norm with Criterion, you’re getting a decent slab of extra features too. This list has definitely not been cut and pasted from the official announcement though, be assured of that. Cough.

  • 4K digital master, supervised by directors Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, with Dolby Atmos
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Handcarved Cinema, a new documentary featuring del Toro, Gustafson, and cast and crew, including the film’s puppet creators, production designers, and animation supervisor
  • Directing Stop-Motion,a new program featuring del Toro and Gustafson
  • New conversation between del Toro and film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • New interview with curator Ron Magliozzi on The Museum of Modern Art’s 2022 exhibition devoted to the film
  • New program on the eight rules of animation that informed the film’s production
  • Panel discussion featuring del Toro, Gustafson, production designer Guy Davis, composer Alexandre Desplat, and sound designer Scott Martin Gershin, moderated by filmmaker James Cameron
  • Conversation among del Toro, Gustafson, and author Neil Gaiman
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: Essays by film critic Matt Zoller Seitz and author Cornelia Funke
  • Cover by James Jean

The disc is up for preorder now. You can find more information on it, and order a copy, right here.

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