Amazon.com has the new “Deluxe Edition” of Mamma Mia! The Movie’s soundtrack scheduled to come out on November 25, 2008 in the United States. Although the soundtrack portion will remain the same as it was when it was released in July of this year, it comes with a hard cover booklet featuring lyrics to the songs as well as housing some unseen photos as well as commentary regarding the film and the soundtrack. Additionally the set will include a DVD with approximately 30 minutes of footage of the recording sessions as well as interviews with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, and original ABBA members, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. It will serve as a “making of” for the soundtrack.
The “Deluxe Edition” of the soundtrack comes out in the US, the same week that the DVD of the movie comes out in the United Kingdom. However, US DVD buyers have to wait until December 16th to get a US released copy of the movie on DVD and Blu-Ray. Australian and New Zealand consumers will be the first to get the DVD when it releases in those territories on November 6rd, however they have to wait until December 3rd for the Blu-Ray edition.
If you are a little impatient and want to order the Australian version of Mamma Mia! please note you need a DVD Player capable of playing Region 4 DVDs as well as capable of PAL video formatting. The UK DVDs will also be PAL formatted but will be in Region 2. The first Blu-Ray version of the movie available will be the UK version. As Universal has yet to apply region coding to any of their Blu-Ray releases, US fans not wanting to wait until December 16th, can order the UK version and most likely have it sometime the first week of December if pre-ordered.