Final details of USA DVD and Blu-ray Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! Blu-ray USA box cover
Mamma Mia! Blu-ray USA box cover

Extras on both the Blu-ray and DVD include an audio commentary with director Phyllida Lloyd, multiple featurettes (Anatomy of a Musical Number: Lay All Your Love on Me, The Making of Mamma Mia!, Becoming a Singer, A Look Inside Mamma Mia!), deleted scenes, outtakes and musical number The Name of the Game, a musical jukebox with instant access and lyrics to all of the film’s ABBA songs, a music video for Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (sung by actress Amanda Seyfried), and a Björn Ulvaeus cameo vignette.

Universal has confirmed final specs for Mamma Mia! The Movie, which will come to Blu-ray this December with hours of exclusives and a first-ever custom commentary feature.

As previously reported, the runaway box office smash – which is now the highest-grossing (British – Ice’s note) film in UK history and one of Universal’s biggest-ever hits – was given a (US) December 16 street date on Blu-ray, day-and-date with the standard DVD. Now final specs are in, with Universal presenting the film on a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MEPG-4 video and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround.

Mamma Mia! Blu-ray UK box cover
Mamma Mia! Blu-ray UK box cover

Exclusive to the Blu-ray are a pair of U-Control features (a picture-in-picture video commentary and Behind the Hits clips), and via BD-Live, My Scenes Sharing, My Chat and other downloadable content. And in a high-def first, BD-Live users can also access the My Mamma Mia! Commentary function, allowing fans to record and share their own audio commentaries online.

Also included on a second disc is a Digital Copy of the film (in standard-def only), which I believe means you can transfer it to a portable video viewing device such as an iPod or Zune.

Pictured (right) is the UK cover art, which hints at an entirely different demographic target. Interesting stuff, this global marketing business!

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