I was JUST lamenting the fact that I didn't have this on Blu-Ray yesterday.
Warner Bros. has announced details surrounding the release of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. The children's classic, which has already seen a Blu-ray and Blu-ray digibook release, will be get another edition on October 4th to commerorate the film's 1971 release. This set will include two Blu-ray discs for the film and special features and a DVD version.
Collectible materials housed in the double-wide box will include a 144-page book featuring color photos and notes, a Wonka Bar pencil tin with scented pencils and eraser and a Wonka Bar box with archival production letters. Purchasing the set also gives the buyer a chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles.
The Ultimate Collector's Edition brings over special features from previous releases and adds a couple new ones. These include:
Mel Stuart's Wonkavision (New)
A World of Pure Imagination (New)
Pure Imagination: The Story of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Commentary by the Wonka Kids
Four sing-along songs
Warner has listed Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition with a SRP of $64.99.