Daily Archives: September 30, 2012

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Comes To Blu-ray On October 2nd

For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more.  Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers. Especially appealing for fans are a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula and the first ever offering of The Creature from the Black Lagoon in its original 3D version.

From the era of silent movies through the present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection honors the studio’s accomplishments with the most iconic monsters in motion-picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Featuring performances by legends of the horror genre, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester, these eight iconic films also feature groundbreaking special effects and innovative makeup that continue to influence filmmakers into the 21st century. Sure to be a Halloween favorite for years to come, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection is the ideal gift for film buffs and horror aficionados alike.

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Cinderella Trilogy With Limited Edition Collectible Jewelry Box Packaging Due On October 2, 2012

Rediscover the memorable music, beloved characters, and magical story of the Disney Princess who taught us that dreams really do come true in the Cinderella 3-Movie Collection Jewelry Box Set ($90). This 6-disc set includes Disney’s Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, and Cinderella III: Twist in Time on Blu-ray and DVD as well as a Digital Copy of Cinderella that allows you to watch Disney’s timeless fairytale classic wherever and whenever you want.

All 6 discs are contained in a Cinderella Picture Storybook that fits perfectly inside a beautifully crafted jewelry box. Share the Cinderella 3-Movie Collection Jewelry Box Set with the princess in your life today and create memories that last a lifetime.

Special Features:

- “Tangled Ever After Animated Short

- Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fantasyland

- Diane Disney Miller Intro

- Personalized Digital Storybook: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You (Disney Second Screen Experience)

- The Magic of the Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Story

- DisneyView

The Cinderella Trilogy with Limited Edition Collectible Jewelry Box Packaging will be available on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

 

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The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition Debuts October 2

Scale the cliffs of insanity, battle rodents of unusual size, face torture in the pit of despair, and join Princess Buttercup and Westley on their spell-binding journey to find true love when The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray debuts October 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  A classic fairy tale complete with heroes, villains, trickery, mockery and death-defying miracles,  The Princess Bride captured audiences young and old with its brilliant, memorable dialogue, enchanting story line and bewitching characters.

From celebrated director Rob Reiner (The Bucket List) and Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) comes “an enchanting fantasy” (Time) filled with adventure, romance and plenty of “good-hearted fun” (Roger Ebert).  Featuring a spectacular cast that includes Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Cary Elwes (No Strings Attached), Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) and Billy Crystal (Tooth Fairy), this wonderful fairy tale about a Princess named Buttercup and her beloved is “a real dream of a movie” (People).

The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is loaded with special features including the all-new featurette “True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon” which includes brand new interviews with Reiner, Elwes, Wright, Goldman, Christopher Guest (For Your Consideration), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night) and executive producer Norman Lear.

Fox’s Blu-ray presents the film in its 1.85:1 original aspect ratio alongside a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track and the following supplements:

- All-new, two-part True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon retrospective documentary

- Audio commentaries:

- Behind-the-scenes featurettes: As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride, The Princess Bride: The Untold Tales, The Art of Fencing, Fairy Tales and Folklore and Miraculous Makeup

- Cary Elwes’ video diary

- The Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Pirate of the Seven Seas feature

- Love is Like a Storybook feature

- Original theatrical trailer

- Easter eggs

The 25th Anniversary Edition of The Princess Bride is expected to street on October 2nd.

 

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Warner Bros. Announces Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray Set

Warner Bros has announced a box set for Christopher Nolan’s entire Dark Knight trilogy. Available the same day as The Dark Knight Rises, December 4th, the trilogy set will include all three films on Blu-ray along with a collectible book that details the production of all three films.

The price for the set will be $52.99, but consider carefully before you buy as Warner Bros has also announced that another set called The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be released sometime in 2013.

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Prometheus Blu-ray Promises Questions Will be Answered

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus will be hitting Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on October 9. The new trailer for the home release promises that questions will be answered. The Blu-ray will contain over seven hours of bonus material, including an alternate opening and ending, deleted and altered scenes and access to Peter Weyland’s files.

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