Disney brings us the surprise 2011 hit The Muppets to Blu-ray in what they call “The Wocka Wocka Value Pack,” which includes a Blu-ray and DVD, the latter of which has a Digital Copy of the film. There's also a code to download the entire soundtrack for free (a nice plus). The video presentation of this wonderful family film are exceptional, with detail so fine, you can see all the tiny bits of fuzz on the felt used to make our titular heroes. The same goes for the audio here: the DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack is outstanding, and really delivers.
The special features for The Muppets aren’t as great as the A/V aspects of this release are fine, but somewhat fleeting. There’s an audio commentary with Segel, Stroller, and Bobin that’s just OK, all things considered; several deleted scenes (including omitted cameos by Ricky Gervais, Wanda Sykes, Danny Trejo, Billy Crystal, and Kathy Griffin), including an extended segment wherein Chris Cooper raps (yes, that’s right: Chris raps); a witty behind-the-scenes featurette that is slightly reminiscent of Peter Serafinowicz’s Look Around You series; a blooper reel; a mini-featurette with the cast (Muppets and all) on their way to a read-through; and a collection of theatrical trailers that spoof several box office hits (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.).
In short: The Muppets is just what Jim Henson’s Muppet babies needed. The title has already garnered enough interest for a sequel, though Jason Segel has announced that he shan’t be participating in it, so we might as well enjoy this one to the fullest just in case the next installment doesn’t have the same kick to it.