Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle DVD review: Is it worth buying?


As Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hits stands on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD, join us in taking an in-depth look at what makes the DVD release worth of your purchase!

After dominating at the box office both stateside and worldwide with a final total just shy of the $1 billion mark, Sony Pictures’ reimagined tale of the classic game of Jumanji looks to captivate viewers yet again as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle makes its way onto DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD!

Much like the film itself, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle release packs quite the powerful punch with all three formats including a variety of special features which help to further fan-engagement and provide viewers with fun bonuses to enjoy after re-watching the film.

Thanks to our friends at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we were lucky enough to receive a review copy of the film on DVD  in order to bring you an in-depth look at what to expect from the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle DVD release.

About the Movie

"More from MoviesThe story of a French emperor: Here’s where Napoleon will stream after theatersThe Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes honors its origins and far surpasses themThanksgiving movie death toll: Why [SPOILER] is still aliveNo, Thanksgiving is not streaming yet (But here’s where it’ll land)Trolls Band Together soundtrack guide: Which songs play in the movie?Synopsis: When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). 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 …”"

Filling the shoes of Robin Williams, who led the cast of the 1995 classic, was no easy task but with smart writing and a fun new twist in the story being told the team behind Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle were able to bring viewers a fresh spin which captivated millions of moviegoers worldwide.

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Perhaps one of the many reasons the film took off and resonated with moviegoers was thanks to the all-star level cast led by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. The film’s four leads played incredibly well off of one another to deliver a light-hearted, yet adventure-filled comedy the entire family could enjoy together. In fact, the multi-generational appeal of the film is one of the many reasons it’s worth buying as it truly is a film that viewers of all ages can enjoy!

Exciting Bonus Features

One of the most alluring parts of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s latest DVD release is that the release actually comes with a variety of bonus features. While it seems like a no-brainer to include bonus features on all formats of a release, many studios have sparingly added bonus features to DVD releases in hopes of enticing fans to splurge for the Blu-Ray or 4K Ultra HD edition instead.

Snapchat Code: One of the release’s most notable bonus features is the inclusion of a special Snapchat code which can be used to unlock a special augmented reality experience via the Snapchat app. In using the code, fans are transported to the jungle and given the ability to share their adventure with friends via the app.

Additionally, fans can use the special Snapcode on an insert within the DVD’s package to bring the characters from the film into their living room with help from a first-of-its-kind AR experience!

Gag Reel: If you enjoyed the film, just wait until you give the gag reel a view and enjoy some of the behind the scenes hijinks with the film’s cast.

Meet The Players: A Heroic Cast: Join the films cast as they look back on their characters and the fun they had while working on the film.

Attack of the Rhinos!: Drawing from the fan-favorite scene, this special features pulls together the team of visual effects artists who helped bring the scene to life with a look at the work that went into certain the action-packed moment.

Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of JumanjiIn this special feature, fans are invited to join Nigel on a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film!

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Final Look: Is it Worth Buying?

At the heart of the release, you have an adventure-fueled comedy the entire family can enjoy together time after time with a  cast whose chemistry shines through their performances in the film. In addition to adding a hilarious, must-see film to your collection, you’re also treated with a handful of special bonus features which help to further engage your viewing experience and bring you even more material from the film and its cast.

I particularly applaud Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for making sure its DVD release packs just as powerful of a punch as its Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD format release as fans who prefer DVDs should not miss out on special bonuses due to their inability to purchase the higher-end release. Simply put, adding Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an absolute must in my book!

Be sure to pick up your copy of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD in stores and online now!

Will you be heading out to your local retailers to pick up a copy of the film on DVD, Blu-Ray or 4K Ultra HD? Which bonus feature are you most excited to check out? Keep the conversation going in the comments section below.