Do you ever find yourself enjoying a “kids” movie even more than the kids around you are? That’s the way I’ve always felt about Shrek. I can remember going to the theatre to see each one with my boyfriend, neither one of us having kids, and laughing our butts off. The writers did such a good job of incorporating subtle “adult” humor throughout the movie (“It’s a pink thhhooooonnnnggg!!!!”), that Shrek and Shrek 2 are easily movies I can watch over and over again.
On December 7th of this year, Paramount and DreamWorks released “Shrek: The Whole Story”, which includes a compilation of all four Shrek movies on DVD and Blu-Ray:
- Shrek Relive every moment of Shrek’s daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona with the help of his lovable, loudmouthed Donkey and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad.
- Shrek 2 Happily ever after never seemed so far away when a trip to meet the in-laws turns into another hilariously twisted adventure for Shrek and Fiona. With the help of his faithful steed Donkey, Shrek takes on a potion-brewing Fairy Godmother, the pompous Prince Charming, and the famed ogre-killer, Puss In Boots, a ferocious feline foe who’s really just a pussycat at heart!
- Shrek the Third Get ready for Thirds in this hilarious comedy of royal proportions. When his frog-in-law suddenly croaks, Shrek embarks on another whirlwind adventure with Donkey and Puss In Boots to find the rightful heir to the throne. Everyone’s favorite cast of characters is back, along with a magical, misguided Merlin, an awkward Arthur, a powerful posse of princesses, and a bundle of unexpected arrivals. Only Shrek can tell a tale where everyone lives happily ever laughter!
- Shrek Forever After Longing for the days when he was a “real ogre”, Shrek signs a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to get his roar back…but turns his world upside down in the process. Donkey suddenly can’t remember his best friend; Fiona is now a tough warrior princess; and Puss In Boots is one fat cat! Together, they have just 24 hours to reverse the contract and restore happily FOREVER after to close the final chapter.
All four discs feature hours of all-new extras and the sets will also include the brand new, limited-edition Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular. A very funny holiday program that is a perfect treat for the whole family, Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular will be available for a limited time only and features all your favorite characters as they perform classic holiday songs with Shrek-ized lyrics, as well as “Shrek’s Yule Log,” featuring over 25 uproarious character appearances in front of a crackling virtual fireplace.
Paramount Home Entertainment and DreamWorks were kind enough to send me this boxed set for review and I was so happy for this opportunity! I’ve already seen the first three movies, but have not yet seen the fourth. We’ll be headed over the mountain and through the woods to Grandmother’s house this holiday so it will be perfect to watch with the whole family on Christmas Day! (Also perfect timing to see the Donkey Special too!) Maybe I’ll even make Ben watch the first one again with me on the plane ride up, after all, Whistler hasn’t seen it yet! :)
If you have Shrek lovers in your household (and I know you do!), this would make a great Christmas gift and retails for $34.99 for the DVD Set or $49.99 for Blu-Ray.
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Many thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment and DreamWorks who provided me with product for the purpose of this review. No other type of compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review and no other type of compensation was received. My reviews are always 100% honest and 100% my own.