It has been confirmed that Annabelle: Creation will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in October, with details of the special features being revealed. Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to John R. Leonetti's Annabelle and is the fourth film in James Wan's Conjuring universe. Directed by David F. Sandberg - who previously helmed Lights Out - Annabelle: Creation follows a dollmaker and his wife as they welcome a nun and a few orphan girls into their home 12 years after the death of their daughter Annabelle. This movie also touches on how the Annabelle doll came to be as well as the evil entity that possesses it.
After the first film, Warner Bros looked to Sandberg to breathe life into the Annabelle franchise. As it turns out, WB made the right decision in getting Sandberg onboard as he once again delivered a horror movie that, although consists of typical contemporary horror tropes, still managed to be fresh and exciting. Creation garnered overall favorable reviews, but the film merely grossed $296.2 million worldwide. While the gross - on a $15 million budget - is still a win for WB, one can't help but wonder if this movie would've raked in more money had the first film not been less well received. The first Annabelle, which came in hot off the critical and box office success of Conjuring, grossed more than $256 million, despite its horrendous critical reception. However, audiences who decided to not pay top dollar to watch Creation in the cinema in fear of the movie being a letdown will now be able to catch it on Blu-ray or DVD.
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As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Annabelle: Creation will arrive onto Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on October 24th, with an early digital release on October 20th. The Blu-ray combo pack will contain the following special features: The Horror Continues, Horror Shorts: Attic Panic and Coffer, Director’s Commentary, Directing Annabelle, and Deleted Scenes Featurette. The DVD special features will contain the deleted scenes featurette.
While Creation is a fun ride as a whole, there were some moments in the theatrical edition that felt jarring. This is especially true concerning the death of a certain character. After this character kicks the bucket, the rest of the characters react nonchalantly, immediately after, making it seem like there are a couple of short scenes that got left on the cutting room floor. However, there hasn't been any official confirmation concerning that obvious plot hole - yet. When asked about the plot hole on Twitter, director David F. Sandberg responded cheekily, saying, "People die all the time, you still need to sleep."
Fingers crossed, the Blu-ray will provide us with some answers.
Source: Bloody Disgusting