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Iron Man 2 DVD/Blu-ray gets Sept. 28th release date

7.14.2010 12.53

The first hit of the summer is coming to DVD and Blu-ray September 28th! Here's the exciting press release:

THE YEAR’S BIGGEST ACTION HERO BLASTS ONTO BLU-RAY AND DVD, EXPLODING WITH HOURS OF EXCITING BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE

Iron Many 2 Blu-ray

Robert Downey Jr. Returns in the $300+ Million Domestic Box Office Smash Hit, Zooming onto a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Two-Disc DVD on September 28, 2010

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (July 13, 2010) – The billionaire Super Hero in the iron suit is back in Marvel Studios’ and Paramount Pictures’ thrilling sensation IRON MAN 2, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download September 28, 2010. Packed with fantastic battles, stunning visual effects and an all-star cast, the new blockbuster adventure will be available to own as a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with digital copy, as a limited edition two-disc DVD with digital copy, or as a single disc DVD. In this highly-anticipated sequel, Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder) reprises his role as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, in a thrill-a-minute story filled with explosive action, new suits and powerful new villains. The phenomenal cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man), Don Cheadle (Oceans series), Scarlett Johansson (He’s Just Not That Into You) as the seductive Black Widow, Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) as the vengeful Whiplash, as well as Sam Rockwell (Charlie’s Angels) and Samuel L. Jackson (The Other Guys).

To date, with over $300 million at the domestic box office, IRON MAN 2 has delighted audiences with its combination of high-intensity action, intelligence and humor. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack comes fully loaded with immersive and interactive bonus materials including an in-depth, feature-length documentary of the making of the film, revealing featurettes about Nick Fury, Black Widow and War Machine, a look inside the creation of Stark Expo, deleted scenes and an exclusive peek inside the Marvel Super Hero Universe through the S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault.

IRON MAN 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The Iron Man 2 Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray):

* Feature film with optional commentary by Jon Favreau (HD)

* S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault (HD)— Extend your knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with high-level clearance into S.H.I.E.L.D.’s digital data vault. Interact with select scenes from the movie that include new layers of graphics and insider information. View case files, dossiers, S.H.I.E.L.D. training films, tech details and more.

* Previsualization and Animatics (HD)

Disc 2 (Blu-ray):

* Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2 (HD)

Rebuilding the Suit—An all-encompassing look at the beginning stages of this mammoth blockbuster.

A Return to Action—From Marvel Studios to the streets of Monaco, Jon Favreau takes viewers through the trials and triumphs of continuing Iron Man’s story.

Expanding the Universe—From the amazing sets of Stark Expo to Tony Stark’s home and beyond, the Marvel Universe continues to unfold into new and exciting places.

Building a Legacy—From filming to editing, scoring and visual effects, Favreau and his team face the challenges of bringing the sequel to the big screen.

* Featurettes (HD)

- Creating Stark Expo—A look at how the sets and computer-generated elements combine to create the massive set piece.

Practical Meets Digital—How the “practical” props inform the “digital” work that ultimately brings our hero to life on screen.

- Illustrated Origin: Nick Fury—A comprehensive journey into creating one of the most mysterious and influential heroes in the Marvel Universe.

- Illustrated Origin: Black Widow—An exciting look at the new femme fatale introduced in Iron Man 2.

- Illustrated Origin: War Machine—A look at the introduction of the character and how his friendship with Tony Stark resonates with fans.

- Working with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remembers working with Adam Goldstein.

* Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau (HD)

- Alternate Opening

- Coulson at the Senate

- The Sub-Orbital Jet

- Tony’s Workshop (extended)

- Natalie Wears the Gauntlet

- Flying Party Girl

- Mark II Security

- Element Rediscovered (extended)

* Concept Art Gallery

* Theatrical Trailers (HD)

* Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”

Disc 3 (DVD):

* Feature Film

* Digital Copy

IRON MAN 2 Two-Disc DVD

The Iron Man 2 DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc 1:

* Feature film with optional commentary by Jon Favreau

Disc 2:

* Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau (HD)

- Alternate Opening

- Coulson at the Senate

- Natalie Wears the Gauntlet

- Element Rediscovered (extended)

* Featurettes

- Creating Stark Expo

- Practical Meets Digital

* Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”

* Digital Copy

The single-disc DVD includes the feature film with commentary by Jon Favreau.

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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 over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

About Paramount Home Entertainment:

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans comes to Blu-ray/DVD on April 6th!

3.08.2010 13.34

Here's an exciting press release!

Starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes

In Stores on DVD and Blu-Ray April 6, 2010

(Los Angeles, CA) – First Look Studios proudly announces the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the critically acclaimed BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, director Werner Herzog’s darkly comedic interpretation of the of the popular action/crime genre. The screenplay, written by veteran crime scribe, William Finkelstein (“NYPD Blues”, “LA Law”, “Hill Street Blues”), allows for Nicolas Cage’s critically acclaimed performance as Detective Terrence McDonagh to be truly memorable. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun – Times gave the film four stars and A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips of “At the Movies” rave, “See it. Cage is astonishing…otherwise you wont believe it.” BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS is available on DVD and Blu-Ray April 6, 2010 at an SRP of $28.98 and $29.98, respectively.

In Werner Herzog’s BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs -- while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (played by Eva Mendes). Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous. Also starring Val Kilmer, Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner, Fairuza Balk, Shawn Hatosy and Jennifer Coolidge.

BAD LIEUTENANT:PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS – Specifications

Format – DVD Running Time – 121 minutes

Rated – R

Street Date – April 6, 2010

Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround

SRP: $28.98 (DVD) and $29.98 (Blu-Ray)

Aspect ratio: 16 X 9 2.35 Anamorphic Widescreen

Special Features: BAD LIEUTENANT:PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS Photography Book, Photos by Lena Herzog, Theatrical Trailer, The Making of “BAD LIEUTENANT:PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS,” English and Spanish Subtitles and Previews

ABOUT FIRST LOOK STUDIOS www.firstlookstudios.com

First Look Studios, a leading independent supplier in the entertainment marketplace, acquires, markets and distributes feature films, television series and specialty programming. First Look owns a vast home entertainment library consisting of over 1000 titles, including War, Inc., Transsiberian, Priceless, The Proposition and King of California. First Look also distributes a growing number of product lines to major retailers including Scripps (Food Network), Carsey-Werner ("The Cosby Show") and VideoAsia (Battle Warrior starring Tony Jaa). Upcoming theatrical releases from First Look Studios include SuicideGirls Must Die! and Leaves of Grass starring Edward Norton.

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BEST WORST MOVIE Gets Theatrical Release!

2.26.2010 14.10

BEST WORST MOVIE" GETS THEATRICAL RELEASE

Sorry I haven't been updating the site as much recently. We'll be back next week with a few fresh reviews as well as March DVD and Blu-ray Highlights!! Stay tuned. In the meantime, here's an exciting press release!

Best Worst Movie

"BEST WORST MOVIE" GETS THEATRICAL RELEASE!

Award-Winning Doc About The Worst Movie Ever Made is Coming to Eat You This Spring

Hello from Nilbog,

After four grueling years of green blood, sweat and troll tears I can finally announce that our film BEST WORST MOVIE will be released in theaters this spring.

You'll find the official press release after the jump, but I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for joining our email family and for following us on this adventure to the land o' trolls over the past few years.

I’m as tied to Best Worst Movie as any one person can be to a film. ‘Troll 2’ has been a defining factor in my life since I was 10 years old, and Best Worst Movie seems like a culmination of this era. To see it on a big screen, to watch the outpouring of love from the fans after a screening, and to see the enthusiastic and thoughtful support is at once relieving, rewarding, incredibly surreal and meaningful.

If you had the chance to see BEST WORST MOVIE on the festival circuit and liked it, or if you'd like to see BEST WORST MOVIE... we need your help spreading the word about the theatrical release. Seriously, SHOUT IT OUT! Request it in your city, ask your theater to book it, write about it, sing it, dance it, tweet it, eat it, just don't piss on it! WE NEED YOU.

We have plenty of cool giveaways & surprises in store. And if you haven't already, please take a lightning-quick second to say hello:

1. Join our Facebook family,

2. TEXT "TROLL2" to 83043 (Yes, it's free).

3. Follow me on Twitter.

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Michael Paul Stephenson

Website: http://www.bestworstmovie.com

info@bestworstmovie.com

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Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 30

1.29.2010 14.40

Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 30

Here's an exciting press release!

Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 30

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The Time Traveler's Wife - On Blu-ray and DVD 2/9

1.29.2010 14.02

The Time Traveler's Wife - On Blu-ray and DVD 2/9

Here's an exciting press release! Be sure to look out for a full review of the Blu-ray early next week!!

The Time Traveler\'s Wife - On Blu-ray and DVD 2/9

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Minority Report- On Blu-ray 4/20/10

1.26.2010 14.01

Minority Report- On Blu-ray 4/20/10

Here's an exciting press release!

TOM CRUISE STARS IN DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG’S SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER ARRIVING ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

Minority Report- On Blu-ray 4/20/10

MINORITY REPORT

Filled with Sensational Action, the Futuristic Drama Debuts on Blu-ray April 20, 2010 Loaded with Over an Hour of All-New Bonus Material Including a New Interview with Steven Spielberg

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Director Steven Spielberg brings the dark future of Philip K. Dick’s prescient short story to life in the action-packed sci-fi film MINORITY REPORT, debuting on Blu-ray April 20, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Tom Cruise as John Anderton, a Washington D.C. detective in the year 2054, MINORITY REPORT deals with themes of mind control and concealed identity against a backdrop of a stunningly realized future complete with technological gadgets and advancements devised by a team of futurists assembled by the director. Anderton works for Precrime, a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they’ve committed the act by relying on the visions of three psychic “precogs.” But when Anderton is accused, he becomes a fugitive and begins to suspect a cover-up that could have far-reaching implications for the Precrime department.

The MINORITY REPORT Blu-ray features over an hour of all-new bonus material including an extensive look at the future according to Steven Spielberg, an exploration of the world of Precrime, previz sequences, featurettes on Philip K. Dick, the film’s futuristic props and the making of key scenes, commercials of the future and more. The disc also includes previously released special features on the breathtaking stunts, the work of ILM, the film’s journey from story to screen and much, much more.

MINORITY REPORT Blu-ray:

The MINORITY REPORT Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The following new bonus features are all presented in high definition:

The Future According to Steven Spielberg (HD)

Inside the World of Precrime (HD)

Philip K. Dick, Steven Spielberg and Minority Report (HD)

Minority Report: Future Realized (HD)

Minority Report: Props of the Future (HD)

Highlights from Minority Report: From the Set

The Hoverpack Sequence (HD)

The Car Factory Sequence (HD)

Minority Report: Commercials of the Future (HD)

Previz Sequences

The Hoverpack Sequence Previz (HD)

Maglev Chase Previz (HD)

Previously released bonus material is presented in standard definition, except as noted:

From Story to Screen

Deconstructing Minority Report

The Stunts of Minority Report

ILM and Minority Report

Final Report

Production Concepts

Storyboard Sequences

Trailers (HD)

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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The Princess and The Frog on Blu-ray & DVD 3/16!

1.26.2010 13.51

The Princess and The Frog on Blu-ray & DVD 3/16!

Here's an exciting press release!

The Princess and The Frog on Blu-ray & DVD 3/16!

Disney’s Newest Princess Makes her Debut in a Rollicking Musical Adventure from the Creators of Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Critically-Acclaimed Animated Feature Premieres March 16, 2010 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD

-- Saint Bryan of NBC Seattle calls it “....the best Disney movie since The Lion King” --

Burbank, Calif., January 26, 2010 – Tiana, the ninth and newest enchanting addition to the legendary lineage of Disney Princesses, makes her home entertainment debut in a rollicking Big Easy-style fairy tale when The Princess and the Frog arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 16, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

A timeless heroine in the tradition of Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine and the rest of the beloved royal sisterhood, Tiana comes to life with classic hand-drawn Disney animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) and a jazz-infused musical score from Academy Award® winning composer Randy Newman (Best Original Song, Monsters, Inc., 2001). A royal procession of exclusive bonus features, including games and specially- created featurettes, take viewers on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the storied French Quarter of New Orleans and into the magic-steeped bayou for hours of

can’t-miss family entertainment.

The Princess and the Frog transports audiences to glorious, glamorous New Orleans as Tiana, the first African American Disney princess meets her frog prince and gives him the fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical, magical bayous of Louisiana. The Princess and the Frog’s colorful cast of one-of-a-kind new characters joyfully raises the roof, with voice performances from stars including Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, 2004,“Caroline, or Change”), Keith David (Crash), Jenifer Lewis (“Strong Medicine”), Jim Cummings (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”), Michael- Leon Wooley (Ghost Town), Bruno Campos (“Nip/Tuck”), Peter Bartlett (The Producers), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Jennifer Cody (Broadway’s “Shrek: The Musical”), Oprah Winfrey and John Goodman (Monsters, Inc.).

Bonus Features

The single disc DVD comes with these exciting bonus features:

• Deleted Scenes

• Audio Commentary by John Musker and Ron Clements (co-writers and directors) and Peter Del

Vecho (producer)

• “Never Knew I Needed”- Music video by Ne-Yo

Games and Activities

• What Do You See: Princess Portraits — A bayou-style quiz tests viewers’ knowledge of all of

Disney’s beautiful princesses. Ray’s firefly family creates twinkling portraits of each princess and if

the player correctly identifies her, they can enjoy a tongue-cheek mini re-telling of that character’s

story.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack edition comes with additional bonus features, including:

Backstage Disney

• Magic In The Bayou: The Making of A Princess — Co-writers and directors John Musker and Ron

Clements take a freewheeling, behind-the-scenes look at the making of Disney’s newest animated

film as it grows from an initial concept to a lavish animated film set in the enchanting world of New

Orleans and the surrounding bayous.

• The Return To Hand Drawn Animation

• The Disney Legacy

• Disney’s Newest Princess

• The Princess and the Animator

• Conjuring The Villain

• A Return To The Animated Musical

• Bringing Life to Animation with an

introduction by John Musker and Ron

Clements.

• Deleted Scenes introduced by the

filmmakers

• Art Galleries — A collection of storyboard

art traces the visual development of The

Princess and the Frog’s rich gallery of

characters and settings.

With extravagant musical numbers, stunningly realized settings and gorgeously rendered costumes, The Princess and the Frog serves up an experience Richard Corliss of Time calls “A start-to-finish delight.”

Magic, music and romance are waiting around every corner of the legendary Big Easy as Disney’s newest princess sets out on an exciting adventure through a magical new world. Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) is a beautiful and hardworking young woman determined to fulfil her father’s dream of owning an elegant New Orleans supper club. When Naveen (Bruno Campos), a handsome prince arrives in town looking for romance, the evil Dr. Facilier (Keith David) hatches a nefarious plot and turns Naveen into a frog. A kiss from Tiana should return him to his true form, but in a hilarious twist on the classic story, she is instead transformed into a frog herself! The pair must travel into the heart of the mysterious Louisiana bayou with only a trumpet-playing alligator and a love-struck firefly as guides to find the priestess who can reverse the curse in order to find their “happily ever after.”

The Princess and the Frog on Blu-ray is priced at $39.99SRP (US), and $44.99

(Canada) and on Blu-ray Combo Pack is priced at $44.99 SRP (US) and $51.99SRP

(Canada), and the Single Disc DVD is priced at $29.99 SRP (US) and $35.99 SRP

(Canada).

About Disney’s Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + DisneyFile in a single package):

To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney movies, in 2008 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc™ plus a DVD and a DisneyFile digital copy of the film in a single package. Current WDSHE branded titles available as Combo Packs include, Bolt, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Up.

STREET DATE: March 16, 2010

Direct prebook: January 19, 2010

Distributor prebook: February 2, 2010

Pricing: Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack: $44.99 (US), $51.99 (Canada)

Single Disc DVD: $29.99 SRP (US); $35.99 SRP (Canada)

Feature run time: 97 minutes

Rated: G

FastPlay™: FastPlay enabled

Technical specifications may only apply to feature.

Blu-ray Disc

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD

Languages: English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

Single Disc DVD:

Aspect ratio: Widescreen (2.35)

Sound: 5.1 Dolby

Languages: English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and electronic distribution. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.

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