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MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR On Digital HD on Sept. 2 and Blu-ray™ on Sept. 13

June 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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And don’t miss the 60+ minutes of in-depth bonus features that take viewers
behind the battle lines with their favorite Super Heroes!

BURBANK, Calif., July 1, 2016 — Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time—and earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

When Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

Rogers and Stark are joined by a star-studded lineup of beloved Marvel Super Heroes, including Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), along with new recruit Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and joined by two new additions to the MCU: T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

More than 60-minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes. Plus, home audiences can learn more about the latest additions to the MCU and get an exclusive, first look at Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, coming to theaters Nov. 4, 2016.

Bonus features include*:
DIGITAL HD/3D & BLU-RAY:

· United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.

· Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.

· Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

· Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.

· Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of “Captain America: Civil War.”

· Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.

· Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer. The DVD does not include any bonus materials.

The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, Captain America: Civil War. In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), causing a catastrophic rift that escalates into an all-out feud. Against a backdrop of divided loyalties, their fellow Avengers must deal with the fallout. Pick a side in this spectacular adventure, packed with mind-blowing action, suspense and exclusive bonus content!

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Emmy® Award-winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige, p.g.a. is the producer of the film, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

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DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
Product SKUs: Disney Movies Anywhere, Digital HD/3D/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+Digital HD), Blu-ray, DVD (no bonus) and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 147 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D = 1080p High Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)
DVD = 2.39:1
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: Facebook.com/CaptainAmerica
Website: Marvel.com/CaptainAmerica
Twitter: Twitter.com/CaptainAmerica
Instagram: Instagram.com/Marvel

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©MARVEL

ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere. With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices. You can add the free DMA app to a multitude of devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android mobile phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Xbox 360. Then, connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies & TV and your eligible movies will be shared across all your connected platforms. In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

Hello, My Name is Doris Debuting on Digital May 31 and on Blu-ray & DVD June 14

May 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER SALLY FIELD STARS IN THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTWARMING COMEDY

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

Debuting on Digital May 31
On Blu-ray™ & DVD June 14

Bonus Features Include an Alternate Opening,
Deleted & Extended Scenes and Filmmaker Commentary

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 3, 2016) – Two-time Best Actress Academy Award® winner Sally Field (Norma Rae, 1979; Places in the Heart, 1984) leads an all-star ensemble cast in the hysterical late-life coming-of-age-story HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, on Digital May 31 and Blu-ray®™ and DVD June 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Field stars as Doris, a quirky sixty-something woman who takes a chance on love with a (much) younger co-worker. “Certified Fresh” by critics on Rotten Tomatoes and recipient of the Audience Award Winner at SXSW Film Festival, the charming comedy also stars Max Greenfield (“New Girl”), Beth Behrs (“2 Broke Girls”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Stephen Root (Office Space), Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight franchise), with Natasha Lyonne (“Orange is the New Black”), Tyne Daly (“Cagney & Lacey”) and musician Jack Antonoff.

Bonus features on HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Extras include an alternate opening to the film where viewers meet Doris’ mother, 15 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes that give viewers an inside look on the filming process and filmmaker commentary with director/writer Michael Showalter.

Synopsis:
After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. Hello, My Name Is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story that will make you cheer and want to say, “I’m Possible!”

Directed by Michael Showalter from a screenplay by Laura Terruso and Michael Showalter, HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS was produced by Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Daniel Crown, Jordana Mollick, and Kevin Mann. The film was executive produced by Michael Showalter and Mauricio Betancur.

Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Extras* Include:
§ Alternate Opening
§ Deleted & Extended Scenes
§ Filmmaker Commentary

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS has a run time of approximately 95 minutes and is rated R for language.

* Digital Extras only available with iTunes Extras

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ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

Justified: The Complete Series arrives on Blu-ray & DVD October 13

August 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Emmy®-Award Winning Drama Starring Timothy Olyphant

JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD October 13

All-New Behind-the-Scenes Footage including Three Featurettes, a Gag Reel and more!
19 Discs with More Than 24 Hours of Previously Released Bonus Material

The Limited Edition Blu-ray™ Set to Contain Collectible Packaging and Commemorative Disc Book With Justified Flask

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 3, 2015) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment tips its hat for fans one last time with the October 13 Blu-ray™ and DVD release of JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE SERIES. The new set debuts just in time for must-have holiday gift lists. Based on Elmore Leonard’s short story, “Fire in the Hole,” this critically acclaimed FX drama from Sony Pictures Television and Bluebush Productions, stars Timothy Olyphant (“Damages”) as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a man who attempts to bring law and order back to Harlan County. Walton Goggins (“Sons of Anarchy”) plays Raylan’s longtime rival, Boyd Crowder.

Relive this modern-day police drama with its non-stop gun-slinging action and renegade style of justice.

JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE SERIES will include the full 78 episodes with all previously released bonus material. The 19-disc set will contain over 24 hours of special features including a gag reel and three all-new featurettes. “Writers’ Room Tour with Graham Yost” follows the creator of Justified as he gives viewers an inside look at what happens inside the writers’ room of the show. “Leaving Harlan Alive: Making the Final Season” gives fans a behind the scenes look at Season Six while “Harlan Revisited: Favorite Moments” queries cast members about some of their favorite scenes and memories from the series. Also included in the complete series set will be “In Elmore’s Words” featuring actors, who worked with Elmore Leonard, reading select passages from some of his most well-known pieces of work, including “Fire in the Hole,” “Three-Ten to Yuma,” “Killshot,” “Get Shorty” and more. Exclusive to the Limited Edition Blu-ray™ set is a Justified flask, collectible packaging and a commemorative disc book highlighting one of the most epic franchises to air on television.

JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE SERIES features an extraordinary ensemble cast, which in addition to Olyphant and Goggins, includes Nick Searcy (“Hawaii Five-0”), Jere Burns (“Bates Motel”), Joelle Carter (“Castle”), Jacob Pitts (“Person of Interest”), and Erica Tazel (“The Office”). The series’ guest stars have been some of the best, including Natalie Zea (“The Following”), Mike O’Malley (“Glee”), Patton Oswalt (“The Goldbergs”), Emmy® winner for his role as Dickie Bennett, Jeremy Davies (2012, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series) and Emmy® winner for her role as Mags Bennett, Margo Martindale (2011, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series).

SYNOPSIS
For six electrifying seasons, no crime series proved more combustible than the Peabody Award-winning Justified. At the explosive center of the action, Western-style, Stetson-wearing, gun-slinging U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) confronts murder, drugs, bank heists, mobsters, crime families, corrupt politicians and even his own tumultuous past – and never backs down. His ultimate adversary is the cunning, complex outlaw Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), but the real wild card is Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter), the mysterious woman torn between the two men and both sides of the law. From creator Graham Yost and based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s crime novella “Fire in the Hole,” it all leads to a perfectly unexpected final showdown.

Blu-ray™ & DVD Special Features:
“That’s a Wrap” Gag Reel
Three All-New Featurettes
Writers’ Room Tour with Graham Yost
Leaving Harlan Alive: Making the Final Season
Harlan Revisited: Favorite Moments
In Elmore’s Words – featuring actors, who worked with Elmore Leonard, reading select passages from some of his most well-known pieces of work

Limited Edition Blu-ray™ Exclusive Special Features:
Justified Flask
Collectible Packaging
Commemorative Disc Book

Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

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SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

ANNIE debuting on Blu-ray October 2nd – 30th Anniversary edition

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Adapted from the Tony Award®-Winning Musical Comedy
Starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn,
Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking and Tim Curry
ANNIE
Debuting on Blu-ray™ October 2nd
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Film

Culver City, CA (July 31, 2012) – The sun will come out October 2nd when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the beloved musical classic ANNIE with its Blu-ray™ debut. This charming motion picture was adapted from the smash Tony Award®-winning musical comedy based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip about a young, red-haired orphan, Annie, and her dreams of a better life outside the orphanage walls. Filled with musical numbers that have become Broadway classics, such as “Tomorrow,” “Easy Street,” “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” ANNIE features an ensemble cast: five-time Academy Award® nominated Albert Finney (Best Supporting Actor, Erin Brockovich, 2000) plays billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks; Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Carol Burnett (TV’s “The Carol Burnett Show”) plays Miss Hannigan, the orphanage’s cruel headmistress. It also stars Aileen Quinn in her feature film debut, as well as Bernadette Peters (TV’s “Smash”), Ann Reinking (All That Jazz) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show).

ANNIE was directed by Academy Award® winner John Huston (Best Director, Prizzi’s Honor, 1985) and written by Academy Award® nominated Carol Sobieski (Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991). The film was executive produced by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Layton (“No Strings,” “George M!”). Special features include the “My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn” featurette, in which Aileen Quinn discusses her journey being cast as Annie and her memories on the production. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a Sing-Along with Annie, allowing fans to sing along to all their favorite songs from the film, as well as a musical performance of “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” by pop group Play, as previously released on DVD. The Blu-ray also includes the original trailers and TV spots from the film.

SYNOPSIS:
The charismatic little orphaned Annie’s (Aileen Quinn) luck changes for the better when billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney) arrives at the orphanage looking to take one of the children for a short time. Annie soon charms the billionaire with her lively warm nature and together they set out to search for Annie’s parents. With the mean head of the orphanage, Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett) attempting to hinder their plan, Annie’s search will prove to be quite a heartwarming journey.

Blu-ray™ Special Features Include:
·         Blu-ray Exclusive Sing-Along with Annie! Sing along to all your favorite songs from the film
·         “My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn” Featurette
·         Musical performance of “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” by Play
·         Original trailers and TV spots

ANNIE has a run time of approximately 127 minutes and is rated PG.

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SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/

FINDING NEMO on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Hi-Def & DVD 12/4!

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“SEA” IT IN THEATERS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN BREATHTAKING DIGITAL 3D AND OWN IT FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY™ & BLU-RAY 3D™

BURBANK, Calif. (June 1, 2012) — Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” dives back into theaters and homes this year in breathtaking Digital 3D™. The must-“sea,” must-own Oscar®-winning underwater adventure—featuring the unforgettable Marlin, his forgetful friend Dory and the lovable young Nemo—returns to the big screen in a spectacular 3D theatrical release beginning September 14, 2012, and then swims into living rooms for the first time ever in high-definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Digital platforms on December 4, 2012.

“‘Finding Nemo’ was originally shot in 3D,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and the film’s executive producer. “At last, with today’s technological advances, this spectacular underwater world can be seen as it was intended—showcasing its eye-popping detail and breathtaking colors to both theatrical and in-home audiences and creating atruly immersive experience.”

“Finding Nemo,” first released in theaters in 2003, earned the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature Film and remains the fifth highest grossing animated film worldwide. In 2008, the American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made, and it is the second highest grossing Pixar film to date (behind “Toy Story 3”).

The Blu-ray 2D and 3D debuts mark the first time “Finding Nemo” has ever been available in these hi-def formats. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound, the Blu-ray creates an incredible at-home experience with a host of interactive features and bonus features including 3D Virtual Aquariums, 2D Virtual Aquariums, CineExplorer, a Filmmaker Roundtable and more.

The home entertainment release of “Finding Nemo” will be available this holiday season as follows:

·       5-Disc Blu-ray 3D Ultimate Collector’s Edition (2 Blu-ray 2D + 1 Blu-ray 3D + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy) = Suggested Retail Price: $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada

·       3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray 2D + 1 DVD) = Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada

·       3D Digital = Suggested Retail Price: $25.00 U.S.

·       High-Definition Digital = Suggested Retail Price: $19.50 U.S.

ABOUT “FINDING NEMO”
In this stunning underwater adventure teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, “Finding Nemo” follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould). When the two are unexpectedly separated in the Great Barrier Reef, Nemo is carried far from his ocean home and deposited in a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son––who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

Directed by Oscar® winner Andrew Stanton, co-directed by Oscar winner Lee Unkrich and produced by Graham Walters, “Finding Nemo” also features the voices of Willem Dafoe (as Gill), Brad Garrett (as Bloat), Allison Janney (as Peach), Austin Pendleton (as Gurgle), Stephen Root (as Bubbles), Vicki Lewis (as Deb/Flo), Joe Ranft (asJacques) Geoffrey Rush (as Nigel), Elizabeth Perkins (as Coral), Bob Peterson (as Mr. Ray), Barry Humphries (as Bruce), Eric Bana (as Anchor), Bruce Spence (as Chum), and director Andrew Stanton (as Crush).

Social Media:
Those who would like to stay connected with the exciting “Finding Nemo” release are encouraged to:
·       “Like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PixarFindingNemo
·       Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DisneyPixar
·       Visit the official website: www.disney.com/FindingNemo

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies,music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records andHollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

E.T. on Blu-ray in October 2012

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Steven Spielberg’s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ October 2012

Universal City, California, May 30, 2012 – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray™ this October. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking #1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains the fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominated for nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ (Jaws) memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’s Angels), Henry Thomas (Dear John, Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and Peter Coyote (“Law & Order: LA,” Jagged Edge).

“When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modernmovie history,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenon—and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day—E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-rayTM.”

BONUS FEATURES ON THE
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLU-RAY™:

The E.T. Journals:  In this all-new bonus feature, retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award®-winning cinematographer John Toll.   This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on the set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.
Steven Spielberg & E.T.:  Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.
·      Deleted Scenes: Two scenes from 2002 version of the film.
·      A Look Back:  A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film.
·      The E.T. Reunion:  The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.
·      The Evolution and Creation of E.T.:  From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film.
·      The Music of E.T.:  A Discussion with John Williams:  Interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.

·      The 20th Anniversary Premiere:  Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T.   This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.
·      Original Theatrical Trailer
·      Special Olympics TV spot
·     Designs, Photographs and Marketing
E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
Production Photographs
Marketing E.T.
·      UltraViolet™:  The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  Currently available in the United States only.
·      Digital Copy:  The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.
·      pocket BLU™ App:  The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

BONUS FEATURES ON THE DVD:
·      Steven Spielberg & E.T.
·      Deleted Scenes
·      A Look Back
·      The E.T. Reunion

E.T.: THE GREEN PLANET
Universal is also partnering with leading independent games publisher Chillingo to publish E.T.: The Green Planet for the iTunes App Store. Inspired by a novel based on a story by Steven Spielberg, players travel with E.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalactic botanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.

SYNOPSIS
When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.
FILMMAKERS
Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Written By:  Melissa Mathison
Produced By:  Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy
Edited By: Carol Littleton
Director of Photography: Allen Daviau
Production Designer: James D. Bissell
Music By: John Williams

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
BLU-RAY™
Street Date: October 2012 – actual date TBD
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61123439
Running Time: 114:27
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 1:85
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 7.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: October 2012 – actual date TBD
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61119825
Running Time: 114:27
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 7.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
In honor of its Centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, UniversalStudios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many beloved movies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio’s rich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.

JAWS on Blu-ray 8/14 Announcement and New Restoration Video

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Academy Award® Winner Steven Spielberg’s
Iconic Summer Classic Comes to Blu-Ray™

for the First Time Ever, Digitally Remastered &   

Fully Restored in Honor of

Universal’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

JAWS

on august 14th,
own the blu-rayTM combo pack with dvd, digital copy, ultravioletTM
& over 4 hours of bonus features including
an all-new documentary “the shark is still working”

Universal City, California, April 10, 2012:  JAWS – the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water – comes to Blu-rayTM for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the JAWS Blu-rayTM Combo Pack with DVD, Digital Copy and UltraVioletTM gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller.

One of the most influential motion pictures of all time and nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award®, JAWS stars Oscar® winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar® nominees Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw.  Produced by legendary filmmakers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, the film earned an Oscar® for composer John Williams’ instantly recognizable minimalist score, as well as Oscars® for Best Editing and Best Sound. When it was first released in 1975, JAWS smashed box-office records and became the highest-grossing film of its era, earning Spielberg a reputation as a Hollywood visionary.  Today, it remains one of the highest-grossing films in motion-picture history[1] and is largely considered the film that launched the summer blockbuster.

JAWS is one of 13 classic Universal films to be digitally remastered and fully restored from 35mm original film elements as part of Universal’s ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration. The JAWS restoration began with researching and evaluating the existing film elements to determine the best means to restore the film. Over the course of several months, skilled technicians at Universal Studios Digital Services meticulously balanced color, removed dirt and scratches, and repaired any damage to the film elements shot by shot and frame by frame. Following the picture restoration, Universal Studios Sound team up-mixed the iconic JAWS soundtrack to DTS-HD Master 7.1, optimizing the sound on the Blu-rayTM for the latest home theater technology. The entire restoration process was conducted in conjunction with Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment’s post-production team to ensure the integrity of Spielberg’s original vision remained intact.

“JAWS holds a unique place, not just in Universal Pictures’ history, but in global pop culture,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “It is only fitting that this phenomenal film should be given the extensive restoration needed to ensure that long-time fans as well as newcomers can enjoy this unforgettable cinematic achievement for generations to come.”

The JAWS Blu-ray™ Combo Pack is available in collectible Universal 100thAnniversary packaging for a limited time.  The Combo Pack also contains a Digital Copy of the film for a limited time, compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners, as well as an UltraViolet™ copy.  UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones.  Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
Blu-ray™ Bonus Features:
·           The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS:  All-new feature-length documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with cast and crew including Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider.

·           JAWS: The Restoration:  An all-new, in-depth look at the intricate process of restoring the movie.

·           The Making of JAWS:  A two-hour documentary featuring interviews with key cast and crew.

·           From the Set:  An insider’s look at life on the set of JAWS, featuring an interview with Steven Spielberg.

·           Deleted Scenes & Outtakes

·           JAWS Archives:  Take a peek inside the JAWS archives, including storyboards, production photos and marketing materials, as well as a special segment on the JAWS phenomenon.

·           Original Theatrical Trailer

·           UltraViolet™:  The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Currently available in the United States only.

·           Digital Copy:  Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.

·           pocket BLU™ App:  The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.

Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
·           BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!
DVD Bonus Features:

·           Spotlight on Location: The Making of JAWS:  Highlights from the full-length documentary featuring interviews with key cast and crew.

Synopsis
Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

CAST & FILMMAKERS

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Produced By: Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown
Music By: John Williams
Based on Novel By: Peter Benchley
Screenplay By: Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Director of Photography: Bill Butler
Production Design By: Joseph Alves Jr.
Editor: Verna Fields
TECHNICAL INFORMATION

BD

Street Date: 8/14/2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61121167 (US); 61121267 (Canada)
Running Time: 2 Hours 4 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Men in Black 2 – First Time on Blu-ray, Men In Black Re-released Too 5/1 – Both Editions Include UltraViolet + Sneak Peek and Movie Ticket Offer for MIB3

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (March 28, 2012) – Just in time for this summer’s highly anticipated MEN IN BLACK™ 3, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is re-releasing hit films MEN IN BLACK™ (on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™) and MEN IN BLACK™ 2 (for the first time on Blu-ray™, and also with UltraViolet™) on May 1st.  Including UltraViolet™ on both Blu-ray™ releases allows owners to add the films to their UltraViolet™ Library, enabling them to download or instantly stream the films. Both editions feature new collectible packaging, and will include a sneak peek and movie ticket offer* for MEN IN BLACK™ 3, in theaters May 25th. In addition, the North American version of MEN IN BLACK™ 2 Blu-ray™ will include the new Men in Black playable PlayStation®3 game demo from Activision, where fans in North America can sample a level from the upcoming adventure before its May 22nd release.

The sci-fi adventure comedies, which together boast a lifetime worldwide box office gross of more than $1 billion, star Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (1993, Best Supporting Actor, The Fugitive) and two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (2007, Best Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness; 2001, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Ali).

Synopsis: A team of black suited, Ray-ban sporting, top-secret agents in the unofficial government agency, Division 6, have a mission: to monitor extra terrestrial activity on earth, or as they put it “protecting the earth from the scum of the universe.” Both releases are directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Wild Wild West, RV), and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (both Dinner for Schmucks).

MEN IN BLACK™ Special Features
Blu-ray™ Exclusives:
· Intergalatic Pursuit: The Men In Black Trivia Game
· Ask Frank the Pug!
· Alien Subtitle Track

Special Features:
· Enhanced Telestrator Commentary with Director Barry Sonnefeld and Tommy Lee Jones
· Audio Commentary with Barry Sonnenfeld, Rick Baker, and Industrial Light & Magic Team
· Extended and Alternate Scenes
· Metamorphosis of Men In Black
· Visual Effects Scene Deconstructions
· Character Animation Studies
· Storyboard Comparisons
· Conceptual Art and Storyboard Galleries
· Scene Editing Workshop
· Production Photo Gallery
· “Men In Black” music video starring Will Smith and Mikey

MEN IN BLACK™ 2 Special Features
· Commentary with Director Barry Sonnefeld
· Alternate Ending
· Blooper Reel
· Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
· Creature Featurettes
· Barry Sonnenfeld’s Intergalactic Guide to Comedy
· Animatic Sequence
· Muti-Angle Scene Deconstructions
· “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” Music Video by Will Smith
·  Game demo of the new Men in Black video game

MEN IN BLACK™ has a run time of approximately 98 minutes and is rated PG-13 for language and sci-fi violence. MEN IN BLACK™ 2 has a run time of approximate 88 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some provocative humor. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

*Movie ticket valid for up to $10 at participating theaters. Offer expires 7/5/12.

ABOUT ULTRAVIOLET
UltraViolet™ is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility.  For more information, visit www.uvvu.com.

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