Tom Hanks’ The Polar Express is pulling into the station October 28 for the first time presented in 3-D on Blu-ray and DVD. To experience the 3-D fun, you’ll wear one of the four provided glasses. Don’t want to vomit all over your couch? (Rookie!) Then watch the regular version, also included on the disc.

The Polar Express is based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. The Polar Express – which has sold nearly 7 million copies in print and ranked #2 on the National Education Association’s Teachers Top 100 Books for Children – was selected as “Critics Choice” by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA); won the Grammy for Best Song Written For a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media and was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song and three Academy Award nominations including Best Original Song, Sound and Sound Editing.

Blu-ray Special Features:
– Smokey and Steamer Song not seen in theaters
– You Look Familiar: The many Polar faces of Tom Hanks
– A Genuine ticket to Ride: 5 featurettes
– True Inspirations: Profiling author Chris Van Allsburg
– Believe: Josh Groban performance and behind the scenes
– Flurry of Effects: 5 motion-capture sessions
– Snow Angels: Moviemakers’ Christmas memories
– Theatrical trailer


Check out the cover art for ‘The Polar Express.’