Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s tradition for Pixar to run an animated short ahead of their theatrical features, and said short usually comes packaged with the full-length movie in the DVD / Blu-ray release as well. For Brave, however, Pixar is including not one but two short films. The first is La Luna, which we already saw when it played in front of Brave in theaters, while the second is an all-new movie titled The Legend of Mor’du. Get a first look after the jump.
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One of the biggest fan questions surrounding Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm has been answered. While Disney now owns the rights to the Star Wars universe and all future films going forward, 20th Century Fox has retained the rights to the first six movies. The original film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, is theirs forever, and they’ll own the final five films, Episodes I-III, V and VI, through May 2020. This makes the fan dream of releasing the original, unedited trilogy box set very difficult. Read more after the jump. Read More »
All week, sites like ours have been debuting artist Ken Taylor‘s gorgeous art for the upcoming Tarantino XX Blu-ray box set, which will be released on November 20. It’ll feature Blu-rays of Tarantino’s debut, Reservoir Dogs, as well as Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, True Romance (scripted by Tarantino, but directed by Tony Scott), the two Kill Bill films, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and new supplemental material.
That’s the cover above and now you can see the full art from the inside. It’s beautiful. Check it out below. Read More »
The links between Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus and Alien are explicit. But an image that purports to be a screenshot from the bonus material on the steelbook edition of Prometheus makes a case for something bigger: the Alien films and Blade Runner being set in the same universe. The precise intent of the info in the image snapshot is open to question. That said, eagle-eyed watchers of both Alien and Blade Runner will have long ago realized that the films already had something in common, and that’s after the break, too.
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2013 is the 90th anniversary of Warner Bros., and besides a strong slate of theatrical films, the company has some very surprising – and not so surprising – plans for the home market. The biggest news is they’re planning 3D conversion of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz for Blu-ray, coupled with a likely, limited theatrical run. There will also be an Extended Edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and a Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, both of which will upgrades from Blu-ray releases with less features. Read more about all of this after the jump. Read More »
Another big Blu-ray mystery has been solved this week. After months of speculation over what Ridley Scott would include on the Blu-ray release of Prometheus, the final list of features has been revealed. There isn’t a specific set of deleted scenes, though 10 minutes of them have already leaked online, but there will be an alternate opening and ending, as well as director commentary by Scott and screenwriter commentary by Jon Spaiths and Damon Lindelof. All in all, there will be over seven hours of bonus features. It’ll be released October 9.
After the jump, check out the full listing of features and box art. Read More »
One of the reasons I decided to purchase the best possible version of The Avengers on Blu-ray was the inclusion of a free digital copy. We all know that’s the way things are going. Discs are heading towards obsolescence so, on the rare occasion I buy a Blu-ray, I like to cover my bases for the future. Foresight is a big factor in my purchasing habits, such as with my new laptop: a Retina Display MacBook Pro. Much like my computer before it, I tried to buy the best available model at the time knowing it’ll still be relevant when it’s time for a new one.
Unfortunately, The Avengers don’t have the same foresight and now they’re the poster child for a bigger issue.
Upon excitedly opening my 4-disc Avengers Blu-ray, I hopped online to input my digital code, hoping to quickly download the film to my laptop and iPhone. It said I needed to insert the disc. Usually, this would be no problem, but as technology moves away from physical media and hardware gets smaller, Apple and other companies have begun to do away with disc drives. So my three-month-old MacBook Pro doesn’t have one. I called Disney to inquire about this problem. Everyone was as kind and friendly as you’d expect Disney employees to be. Unfortunately, after talking to two people, their only suggestion was to buy an external disc drive because uploading on a friend’s computer wouldn’t allow me to transfer the file. There’s no contingency plan for new hardware that lacks an old media interface. Why would the year’s biggest movie not be compatible with up to date technology? Why do Blu-ray digital copies require a disc at all? Read More »
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There’s good news and bad news for fans of The Dark Knight Rises today. The good news is the film will hit Blu-ray and DVD on December 4, will be available with the limited edition broken cowl and will contain a ton of extra features. The bad news is there’s not a deleted scene to be found, let alone the 30 minutes originally rumored. Making of featurettes encompass the bulk of the extras. Read the specs and see the official packaging below. Read More »