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(BD) Miss Sloane (3/21)

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MAKE SURE YOU SURPRISE THEM

Golden Globe® Nominee Jessica Chastain Stars as MISS SLOANE

Arriving on Digital HD March 14 and on Blu-ray™ & DVD on March 21

Jessica Chastain gives a Golden Globe®-nominated performance in this suspenseful story set in the high-stakes world of American politics. Brilliant, ruthless Elizabeth Sloane (Chastain) is Washington’s most sought-after lobbyist. But when she faces her most formidable opponent yet, she risks everything – even her career – in this illuminating story about power and the desire to win at all costs.

Blu-ray & DVD Special Feature:
• Lobbying: Winning By Any Means

MISS SLOANE Disc Specifications:
Street Date: March 21, 2017
Prebook Date: February 15, 2017
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (Blu-ray)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD)
Subtitles: English SDH / Spanish (Blu-ray & DVD)
Total Run Time: Approximately 129 minutes
U.S. Rating: R
Closed Captioned: Yes


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(BD) Allied (2016) (2/28/2017)

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“Magnificent. Immensely entertaining.” — Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”

“Brilliant in every way.” — Mark S. Allen, ABC-TV

BRAD PITT AND MARION COTILLARD STAR IN DIRECTOR ROBERT ZEMECKIS’ INTENSE THRILLER

ALLIED

Epic Drama Arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Combo Packs February 28, 2017

Digital HD Debuts Two Weeks Early on February 14

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Hailed as “gripping, powerful, and epic ” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) Academy Award®-winning* director Robert Zemeckis’ (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) seductive thriller ALLIED makes its home entertainment debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 28, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD February 14.

Oscar® winners Brad Pitt** and Marion Cotillard*** star as Max Vatan and Marianne Beauséjour, two of the world’s deadliest spies, who fall in love while undercover on a top-secret mission and marry during World War II. But when Max learns his wife may be secretly conspiring with the enemy, he has only 72 hours to prove her innocence and save his family before he must do the unthinkable. The film features an outstanding supporting cast including Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), Jared Harris (“The Crown”), August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds) and Matthew Goode (“Downton Abbey”).

The ALLIED 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include over an hour of behind-the-scenes special features, with in-depth looks at the film’s production design, costumes, cast, visual effects, vehicles, music and more.

ALLIED Blu-ray Combo Pack
The ALLIED 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, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray
+ Feature film in high definition
+ Bonus Content:
- Story of Allied
- From Stages to the Sahara: The Production Design of Allied
- Through the Lens: Directing with Robert Zemeckis
- A Stitch in Time: The Costumes of Allied
- ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Max and Marianne
- Guys and Gals: The Ensemble Cast
- Lights, Pixels, ACTION! The Visual Effects of Allied
- Behind the Wheel: The Vehicles of Allied
- Locked and Loaded: The Weapons of Allied
- That Swingin’ Sound: The Music of Allied

ALLIED 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital HD Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.

ALLIED Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films production of a Robert Zemeckis film: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard “Allied.” Music composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri. Executive producers Patrick McCormick, Steven Knight, Denis O’Sullivan, Jack Rapke and Jacqueline Levine. Produced by Graham King, p.g.a., Robert Zemeckis, p.g.a. and Steve Starkey, p.g.a. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in 180 countries and territories. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

ALLIED

Street Date: February 28, 2017 (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand)

February 14, 2017 (Digital HD)

U.S. Rating: R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use

Canadian Rating: 14A for sexual content, violence


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(BD) Nocturnal Animals (2/21/2017)

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"A HAUNTING, TWISTED THRILLER!" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

OSCAR® NOMINEES AMY ADAMS, JAKE GYLLENHAAL, AND MICHAEL SHANNON AND 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNER AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON STAR IN A STUNNING AND SEDUCTIVE THRILLER FROM ACCLAIMED WRITER/DIRECTOR TOM FORD

AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON FEBRUARY 7, 2017 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON FEBRUARY 21, 2017 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 -- Exploring the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption, Academy Award® nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals, coming to Digital HD on February 7, 2017, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 21, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) in his Golden Globe® Award-winning role, Nocturnal Animals on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the film including an inside look with writer/director Tom Ford.

In the haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension from acclaimed writer/director Tom Ford (A Single Man), Susan (Amy Adams) is in an unfulfilling second marriage when she receives a package containing a manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). Moved by Edward's writing, Susan cannot help but reminisce over the most private moments from her own love story with the author. Trying to look within herself and beyond the glossy surface of the life and career that she has made, Susan increasingly interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and re-awakens a love that she feared was lost – as the story builds to a reckoning that will define both the novel's hero and her own. Nominated for 9 BAFTA® Award (Britain's Oscars equivalent) including Best Director and Best Actor, Nocturnal Animals is the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, and of the 2017 Golden Globe® Award for Best Supporting Actor (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).

Nocturnal Animals also stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), Isla Fisher (Now You See Me), Karl Glusman (The Neon Demon), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney (The Savages), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex).

BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:
The Making of Nocturnal Animals – Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Ford, and cast and filmmakers recount how they brought such a unique story to life including:
• Building the Story – Tom Ford and actors examine central characters and how they fit into the story.
• The Look of Nocturnal Animals – Filmmakers and cast discuss how the cinematography by Seamus McGarvey and costumes by Arianne Phillips give the film such a distinct and rich feel.
• The Filmmaker's Eye: Tom Ford – See how Tom Ford's attention to detail adds layers to the interwoven stories at the center of the film.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: February 21, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62184428 / 62184432 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R rating for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish and French DTS Surround 5.1
Run Time: 116 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 21, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62184430 / 62184433(CDN)
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: R rating for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 116 minutes

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Nintendo Switch (3/3/17;$299)

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Nintendo Switch Launches March 3 at $299.99

Nintendo Reveals Upcoming Games, New Hardware Features

[January 13, 2017 12:05 AM Eastern Time]

TOKYO -- Nintendo announced today that the new Nintendo Switch system will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States.

The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Two stylish versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Both versions will be the same price.

“Nintendo Switch is a brand-new kind of home gaming system that offers a wide variety of play modes,” said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima. “We will introduce the world to new experiences made possible by the unique characteristics of the Nintendo Switch hardware and the Joy-Con.”

Nintendo Switch is a breakthrough home video game system. It not only connects to a TV at home, but it also instantly transforms into an on-the-go handheld using its 6.2-inch screen. For the first time, players can enjoy a full home-console experience anytime, anywhere. The screen includes capacitive multi-touch capabilities for compatible games. Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly three hours on a single charge. While away from home, Nintendo Switch can be charged by plugging the AC adapter into the console’s USB Type-C connector.

The versatile Joy-Con offer multiple surprising new ways for players to have fun. Two Joy-Con can be used independently in each hand, or together as one game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip. They can also attach to the main console for use in handheld mode, or be shared with friends to enjoy two-player action in supported games. Each Joy-Con has a full set of buttons and can act as a standalone controller, and each includes an accelerometer and gyro-sensor, making independent left and right motion control possible.

Nintendo Switch also contains a number of built-in features that make it more interactive. The left Joy-Con has a Capture Button that players can press to take instant screenshots of gameplay to share with friends on social media. The right Joy-Con includes an NFC touchpoint for interaction with amiibo figures, as well as an IR Motion Camera that can detect the distance, shape and motion of nearby objects in specially designed games. For example, it can tell how far away a player’s hand is, and even if the hand is forming a rock, paper or scissors shape. Both Joy-Con include advanced HD Rumble, which can provide compatible games with subtle vibrations that are much more realistic than before. The effect is so detailed that a player could, for example, feel the sensation of individual ice cubes colliding inside a glass when shaking a Joy-Con. With HD Rumble players can experience a level of realism not possible through sights and sounds alone.

Nintendo Switch makes it easy for players to stay connected. Up to eight systems can be connected for local wireless play. The player can place the system upright anywhere by using the built-in stand, then easily share Joy-Con for multiplayer fun away from the TV. The system will support online Wi-Fi multiplayer gaming. Nintendo also unveiled a new online subscription service that will begin with a free trial at launch. The service includes a smart-device application available in Summer 2017 that will let users invite friends to play online, set play appointments and chat with one another as they play compatible games. The fully featured paid service will be available in the fall.

Nintendo Switch will be supported by world-class third-party publishers including Activision Publishing Inc., Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and major Japanese publishers. Some publishers, such as Bethesda Softworks, are joining Nintendo for the first time. Players can look forward to major franchises on Nintendo Switch such as EA SPORTS FIFA, The Elder Scrolls, NBA 2K, Minecraft and more. Nintendo Switch software will not be region locked.

The unique capabilities of the console and Joy-Con have combined with innovations from past systems to create Nintendo’s most flexible, feature-packed video game system ever. This is demonstrated by the wide variety of unique games that were announced for launch day, this summer and into the 2017 holiday season, from both Nintendo and its third-party partners. From the engrossing open-air experience of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the party fun of 1-2-Switch, Nintendo Switch offers something for everyone.

Select First-Party Games

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Prepare for the biggest Legend of Zelda adventure yet, with an open-air style that breaks new boundaries while honoring the origins of the acclaimed series. Explore a world of unprecedented size and discover more than 100 puzzle-filled Shrines of Trials, plus a wide variety of weapons, outfits and gear. Players won’t want to stop playing, and they won’t have to since Nintendo Switch allows them to continue the adventure anywhere, anytime.

The game is compatible with Zelda 30th Anniversary series amiibo, the Wolf Link amiibo (which will be re-issued as a standalone amiibo on Feb. 3) and the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series amiibo. In addition to the previously announced Link (Rider), Link (Archer) and Guardian amiibo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series amiibo will also include new Zelda and Bokoblin amiibo. The amiibo in this series carry a suggested retail price of $15.99, except for the massive Guardian amiibo, which has a suggested retail price of $19.99.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will provide players with a landmark Nintendo Switch experience on the system’s launch day in March, and will be available as a standard edition, Special Edition and Master Edition. The Special Edition includes the game, a Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD for a suggested retail price of $99.99. The Master Edition includes all of those items plus a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, and has a suggested retail price of $129.99.

1-2-Switch: This is the first Nintendo video game in which players compete in fun activities while staring into each other’s eyes instead of at the TV screen. From Wild West gunslinging to copying each other’s dance moves, the games in 1-2-Switch make creative use of a broad variety of Nintendo Switch features to liven up parties with anyone, anywhere, at any time. 1-2-Switch will be available alongside the Nintendo Switch system on its launch day in March.

ARMS: Featuring a unique multiplayer fighting sport that lets players trade blows using extendable arms, this game includes elements of both boxing and shooting games, plus a new cast of characters. After customizing a character with a variety of arms, the player holds one Joy-Con in each hand and throws left and right punches at the opponent. Characters can jump and dash, and players can bend their punches by twisting their hands as they swing. As players learn the game and improve their skills, they will discover a deeper level of advanced tactics. Players can compete against the computer, against a friend on a split screen using a second set of Joy-Con (sold separately), against worldwide rivals online, or with two Nintendo Switch systems over a local wireless connection. ARMS will be available this Spring.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: With Nintendo Switch, fans can enjoy the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 anywhere, anytime, even with up to eight friends in local wireless multiplayer. All your favorite tracks and characters return from the Wii U version, plus all DLC tracks and characters, and new characters join the roster, too: Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, as well as King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr.! Plus, Battle mode has been revamped and includes Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast, with new courses such as Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, and returning ones like GCN Luigi’s Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1. Players can now carry two items at a time, including new items returning from previous Mario Kart games such as Boo (the item-stealing ghost) and the Feather, which gives players a high jump in Battle mode. Players can even choose to use a new Smart Steering feature, which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids, even at 200cc. Play in TV mode in up to 1080p. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches in April.

Splatoon 2: Traditional 4-on-4 turf battles return in this full sequel to the original breakout hit game, along with new stages, new fashions and new weapons such as the two-handed Splat Dualies. Players can compete on the TV or on the go. Whether they use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately) or Joy-Con, players can aim their ink using gyro controls. Splatoon 2 supports both local and online multiplayer matches. The game will also support voice chat using the new Nintendo Switch smart device app (a free, limited version of the app will be available this summer), and will add new stages, fashions and weapons after launch, as the original game did. Splatoon 2 is scheduled to launch this summer.

Super Mario Odyssey: This is the first sandbox game that allows Mario to fully explore his world since Super Mario 64 on Nintendo 64 and Super Mario Sunshine on Nintendo GameCube. Mario jumps out of the Mushroom Kingdom and embarks on a journey through mysterious new places and new experiences, such as sailing between worlds aboard an airship and the ability to throw Mario’s cap. Super Mario Odyssey is scheduled to launch during the 2017 holiday season.

Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!: In this creative new kind of Action-Puzzle game, players communicate, cooperate and use their imaginations to solve basic and advanced puzzles by cutting paper characters into new shapes. People can play solo or with a friend in the main game, then bring in a bigger group to solve up to four-player dynamic puzzles or compete in other activities. Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! will release in March exclusively in Nintendo eShop.

For more information about Nintendo Switch, including a video of the announcements, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.


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(BD) Disney's Moana 3D (3/07/2017)

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Epic Comedy-Adventure

Sails Home on Digital HD Feb. 21 and Blu-ray™ March 7

Continue the journey with hours of fun-filled extras showcasing an all-new mini-movie,the charismatic cast, famed filmmakers, dynamic musical team, the beautiful people and cultures of the Pacific Islands, a deleted song, deleted scenes, and more!

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 — Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HBO’s “Ballers,” “Central Intelligence”) as the larger-than-life demigod Maui, has dazzled both critics and audiences. The film earned a 95% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes and the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office opening weekend. Now, “Moana” sets a new course, arriving to homes on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21, and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.

Continuing the fun-filled adventure, families can continue their journey filled with hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings including: a new, hilarious mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of the Pacific Islands shaped the story of “Moana;” revealing Q&A with co-stars Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson, and famed animation directors Ron Clements and John Musker; insider access to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foaʻi, the trio behind the film’s moving music; four mini-documentaries highlighting the movie’s groundbreaking effects; deleted scenes; a deleted song; hidden Easter Eggs; music video; “Inner Workings,” the theatrical short film directed by Leo Matsuda that spotlights the internal struggle between a man’s Brain and Heart; and much, much more.

“Moana” stars Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Once Were Warriors,” “Six Days, Seven Nights”) as Moana’s no-nonsense father, Chief Tui; Rachel House (“Whale Rider,” “Hunt for Wilderpeople,” “Eagle vs Shark,” “Boy,” “White Lies”) as Moana’s trusted Gramma Tala; and Nicole Scherzinger (Grammy®-nominated singer, West End’s “Cats”) as Moana’s playful and strong-willed mother, Sina; Jemaine Clement (“The BFG,” “Despicable Me,” “Rio,” “Rio 2,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” Flight of the Conchords) voices Tamatoa, a self-absorbed, 50-foot crab; and Alan Tudyk (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Big Hero 6”) lends his voice to stowaway rooster Heihei.

According to directors Ron Clements and John Musker, the story of “Moana” was inspired by the great explorers who masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. “Voyaging is a real source of pride for many Pacific Islanders, a part of their identity,” says Clements. Many experts believe that about 3,000 years ago, those deep-sea exploratory voyages halted for about a millennium before resuming. This rebirth of exploration sparked the filmmakers’ imaginations, and the heroine at the heart of the story. “The idea of a teenage girl who dreamed of becoming a navigator—considering the abilities of her ancestors—was so appealing,” explains Musker. Moana’s quest to become a wayfinder also serves as a journey of self-discovery, empowering her to find her own identity – a beautiful and powerful message for audiences of all ages and genders.

Bonus features include*:

Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & Digital 3D/HD/SD:

Theatrical Short Film: “Inner Workings” – With introduction by the filmmakers, is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.
Maui Mini-Movie: “Gone Fishing” – When Maui decides it’s time to take charge of the ocean and catch his next meal, Moana must show him the error of his ways … with a little help from her friends!
Voice of the Islands – An in-depth look at how Pacific Island people and cultures inspired the filmmakers to create the story of “Moana.”
Things You Didn’t Know About …
o Meet the stars of “Moana” in this dynamic Q&A featuring Dwayne Johnson, newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho, and famed animation directors Ron and John.
o Meet the musical team behind “Moana” in this fascinating Q&A featuring Opetaia Foa‘i, Mark Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Island Fashion – Find out how costume designer Neysa Bové took on the unique challenge of creating costumes using materials and techniques native to the islands of Oceania.
They Know the Way: Making the Music of “Moana” – Musicians Opetaia Foa‘I, Marc Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda take us on a personal journey through their involvement in the movie and how it changed their lives.
Fishing for Easter Eggs – Dive deep into the ocean and fish for the Easter Eggs hidden by the animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The Elements of … – This series of four mini-docs explores the technical achievements behind some of the ground-breaking effects used in the film.
o Mini Maui – Meet “Mini Maui,” Maui’s tattoo sidekick. Animated by legendary hand-drawn animator Eric Goldberg, we explore how the 2D world collides with CG animation to bring the demigod’s tattoos to life.
o Water – In the movie, the ocean is a character. This piece explores how the water is given a personality, along with the technical feats of creating a believable ocean landscape farther than the eye can see.
o Lava – Te Kā is a creature made of lava, smoke and fire. This piece dives into the challenges of making an animated creature of massive scale brought to fiery life by character, technical and effects animators.
o Hair – One of the greatest technical achievements of the film was the animation of the beautiful, curly hair on Moana and Maui. Take a look at the hair-raising detail that goes into animating each strand, adding performance to the movie that has never been seen before.
Deleted Song: “Warrior Face” – With introduction by songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Deleted Scenes [Ron and John introduce the following deleted scenes]:
o Race the Wind/Ties that Bind
o Discussing Moana’s Future
o Under the Sea
o Grandmother’s Warning/Legend of Maui
o Education of Moana
o Father,Daughter,Boat
o Canoe Race
Music Video: “How Far I’ll Go” – Performed by Alessia Cara.
“How Far I’ll Go Around the World” – Multi-language reel of the song “How Far I’ll Go.”
Audio Commentary – With directors Ron and John.

DVD:
◘ Theatrical Short Film: “Inner Workings,”
◘ Music Video: “How Far I’ll Go”
◘ Audio Commentary

Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog,” and co-directed by Chris Williams & Don Hall (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6” -Best Animated Feature Film in 2015), “Moana” is produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and executive produced by John Lasseter. Jared Bush (“Zootopia”) wrote the screenplay. “Moana” features original songs from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”), Mark Mancina (“Speed,” “Tarzan” “The Lion King”) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka). Mancina composed the original score.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs: Digital 3D/HD/SD, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy), Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand

Feature Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes

Rating: PG in U.S., PG in CE, and G in CF. Bonus material not rated with exception of Inner Workings which is rated G.

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray 3D Feature Film = 2.40:1; Blu-ray Feature Film = 2.40:1 & DVD Feature Film = Widescreen 1.78:1

Audio: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks; DVD = English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

Languages/Subtitles: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French; DVD = English SDH and Spanish

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Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 13 days ago

(BD) Arrival ('16) (2/14/2017)

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“Big, grand and marvelous.”— Tom Shone, Newsweek

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner Star in One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Films of the Year

ARRIVAL

Landing on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Combo Packs February 14, 2017

Director Denis Villeneuve’s Mind-blowing Movie Debuts on Digital HD, Debuts Two Weeks Early on January 31

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 10, 2016) -- Hailed by critics as “mesmerizing” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), “amazing” (Brian Truitt, USA Today) and “the best film of the year” (Christopher Orr, The Atlantic), director Denis Villeneuve’s (Sicario) phenomenal tour de force ARRIVAL makes its home entertainment debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 14, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD January 31.

Five-time Academy Award® nominee* Amy Adams “delivers one of her best performances” (Brian Truitt, USA Today) as expert translator Louise Banks. When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team races against time to decipher their intent. As tensions mount between fearful governments, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Oscar® nominee** Jeremy Renner and Academy Award® winner*** Forest Whitaker co-star in this epic film with “a mind-blowing ending” (Brian Truitt, USA Today) that “you will want to see again and again”(Brian Formo, Collider).

ARRIVAL has been named one of the best films of the year by the American Film Institute, National Board of Review, New York Times, USA Today and many more. In addition, Adams was named Best Actress by the National Board of Review and received Golden Globe® and SAG nominations for her performance. Screenwriter Eric Heisserer has won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and received a Writer’s Guild nomination.

The ARRIVAL 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include over an hour of engrossing special features, with in-depth explorations of the film’s subject matter, sound, score, editing and more.

ARRIVAL Blu-ray Combo Pack
The ARRIVAL Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby
Digital, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French,
and Spanish subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD
copy of the film as well as the following:

BLURAY
+ Feature film in high definition
+ Bonus Content:
- Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival
- Acoustic Signatures: The Sound Design
- Eternal Recurrence: The Score
- Nonlinear Thinking: The Editorial Process
- Principles of Time, Memory & Language

ARRIVAL 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc with the film presented in 4K Ultra HD with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital HD Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.

ARRIVAL Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Filmnation
Entertainment and Lava Bear Films, a 21 Laps Entertainment
Production, a Denis Villeneuve film: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner
“Arrival.” Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma. Visual effects
supervisor Louis Morin. Costume designer Renee April. Music by Johann
Johannsson. Editor Joe Walker, A.C.E. Production designer Patrice
Vermette. Director of photography Bradford Young, A.S.C. Co-producer
Michael A. Jackman. Executive producers Stan Wlodkowski, Eric
Heisserer, Dan Cohen, Karen Lunder, Tory Metzger, Milan Popelka.
Produced by Shawn Levy, p.g.a., Dan Levine, p.g.a., Aaron Ryder,
p.g.a. and David Linde, p.g.a. Based on the story “Story of Your Life”
written by Ted Chiang. Screenplay by Eric Heisserer. Directed by Denis
Villeneuve.

ARRIVAL
Street Date:
- February 14, 2017 (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand)
- January 31, 2017 (Digital HD)

U.S. Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Canadian Rating: PG, not recommended for young children, violence

“ACADEMY AWARD®” and “OSCAR®” are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

*Best Actress in a Leading Role: American Hustle (2013); Best Actress in a Supporting Role: The Master (2012), The Fighter (2010), Doubt (2008) & Junebug (2005)

**Best Actor in a Supporting Role: The Town (2011); Best Actor in a Leading Role: The Hurt Locker (2010)

***Best Actor in a Leading Role: The Last King of Scotland (2006)


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grelber37
grelber37 at 10:56 PM Jan 10

Arrival might take multiple viewings to fully get. Surely, a commentary track benefits a viewer too. People should buy Arrival come Valentine's Day. There is a lot there and a lot to do with it.

Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 13 days ago

(BD) Manchester By The Sea (2/21/2017)

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“No film this year has moved me more with its humor, heart and humanity.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER FOR BEST ACTOR - DRAMA

NOMINATED FOR FIVE GOLDEN GLOBES
INCLUDING BEST PICTURE - DRAMA

Critically Acclaimed Drama Arrives on Digital HD February 7
and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD February 21 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (January 10, 2016) – Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck* delivers an unforgettable, Golden Globe®-winning performance in the heartwarming, emotional, and powerful Manchester by the Sea, arriving on Digital HD February 7 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand February 21 from Lionsgate. The award-winning 2016 Sundance Film Festival Official Entry follows Affleck’s character Lee, as he faces the ghosts of his past when he returns to his New England hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams**, Emmy® Award winner Kyle Chandler (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Friday Night Lights,” 2006), Gretchen Mol (3:10 to Yuma), and Lucas Hedges (Moonrise Kingdom) also star in the film, which was written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Lonergan***. Critically acclaimed since its debut, the film was nominated for five Golden Globes, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has won the Golden Globe® for Best Actor – Drama for Affleck, three Critics’ Choice Awards, including best actor for Affleck, as well as winning four National Board of Review awards including Best Picture. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh with a 97% critic score, the Associated Press calls Manchester by the Sea “a masterpiece.”

Casey Affleck heads a powerhouse cast in this acclaimed and deeply moving film from award-winning writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. After a solitary Boston janitor (Affleck) unexpectedly becomes the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew, he must come to terms with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams) and his hometown, as uncle and nephew unite for an unforgettable journey of love, community, sacrifice, and hope.

The Manchester by the Sea home entertainment release special features include the featurette “Emotional Lives: Making Manchester by the Sea,” looking behind the scenes of the film, a conversation with director/writer Kenneth Lonergan, and deleted scenes. Manchester by the Sea will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

* Best Supporting Actor, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007
** Best Leading Actress, My Week with Marilyn, 2011; Best Leading Actress, Blue Valentine, 2010; Best Supporting Actress, Brokeback Mountain, 2005
*** Best Original Screenplay, Gangs of New York, 2002; Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, You Can Count on Me, 2000

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
+ “Emotional Lives: The Making of Manchester by the Sea” Featurette
+ A Conversation with Director/Writer Kenneth Lonergan
+ Deleted Scenes

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: Manchester by the Sea © 2016 K Films Manchester LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for language throughout and some sexual content
Genre: Drama
Closed-Captioned: No
Subtitles: Spanish and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 137 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio


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Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 13 days ago

(BD) BAD SANTA 2 : UNRATED (2/21/2017)

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NO ONE’S BETTER SUITED TO BE THIS BAD

BAD SANTA 2: UNRATED!

STARRING BILLY BOB THORNTON, KATHY BATES,
TONY COX, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS and BRETT KELLY

Available on EST February 14
On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and VOD February 21

LOS ANGELES (January 9, 2017) – Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly reunite in Bad Santa 2, the funniest, raunchiest and most inappropriate film of the year, due for release on EST on February 14 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and VOD February 21. Fueled by cheap whiskey and greed, Willie Soke (Academy Award®-winner* Billy Bob Thornton), teams up once again with his angry sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity run by curvaceous Diane (Christina Hendricks). But the arrival of Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny (Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates), and “the kid” – Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly) – may upset their plan.

Bad Santa 2 arrives in a new Unrated version available only on Blu-ray and 4K UHD+Blu-ray

BLURAY EXCLUSIVES SPECIAL FEATURE:
- “That’s My Willie,” an original animated series.

SPECIAL FEATURES (4KUHD & BD & DVD):*
- Featurette: “Thurman Merman: Then and Now”
- Featurette: “Just Your Average Red Band featurette”
- “Jingle Balls” – an adult version of the classic holiday song
- Gag reel
- Alternate opening and ending
- Deleted scenes
And more!

Bad Santa 2 was released by Broad Green Pictures and MIRAMAX® in theaters on November 23, 2016.

Synopsis:
Fueled by cheap whiskey and greed, Willie Soke (Academy Award®-
winner Billy Bob Thornton), teams up once again with his angry
sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity run by
curvaceous Diane (Christina Hendricks). But the arrival of Willie’s horror
story of a mother, Sunny (Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates), and
“the kid” – Thurman Merman – may upset their plan. You better watch
out, Bad Santa 2 is coming to town!

BAD SANTA 2 (4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY and DVD)
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks,
Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Ryan Hansen, Jenny Zigrino, Jeff Skowron
Writers: Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin and Shauna Cross
Producers: Geyer Kosinski, Andrew Gunn
Executive Producers: Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, Daniel Hammond,
Gabriel Hammond, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Adam Fields, Doug
Ellin
Rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some
graphic nudity.
Runtime: 92 minutes [rated]; 95 [unrated]
Website: www.badsanta2.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/badsantamovie
Twitter: @badsanta
Instagram: @badsantamovie

* Work in progress. more info will be placed here


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Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 15 days ago

Nintendo Switch Preview Tour PR & info

PRESS RELEASE
Nintendo News: Mark Your Calendars: The Nintendo Switch
Preview Tour is Coming to a City Near You

[December 16, 2016 08:00 AM]

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After the Nintendo Switch
system is unveiled to the world during the Nintendo Switch
Presentation 2017 in Tokyo on Jan. 12, Nintendo’s next home gaming
system is traveling across North America to provide hands-on time for
fans, gamers, families and everyone in between. Nintendo Switch will
be the star of an interactive multi-city tour that is open to the public
on select days.

The currently scheduled cities that are part of the tour include:

New York – Jan. 13-15
Toronto – Jan. 27-29
Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10-12
Chicago – Feb. 17-19
San Francisco – Feb. 24-26
Los Angeles – March 3-5

The first two days of each of these tour stops is invite-only, but
Nintendo is changing things up and asking fans to join the fun on the
third day. The Sunday stop of each tour is open free to the public, so
anyone that wants to be among the first people in the world to
experience Nintendo Switch will have her or his chance. Space is very
limited, however, and fans will be let in on a first-come, first-served
basis. Early arrival is highly recommended.

The interactive and engaging tour will let people of all ages experience
Nintendo Switch for the first time and play select launch games in very
original and surprising settings. Each of these unique areas will highlight
the different ways Nintendo Switch can be played.

In addition to these tour stops, Nintendo will bring Nintendo Switch and
launch games to PAX South in San Antonio (Jan. 27-29), PAX East in
Boston (March 10-12) and SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 16-18).
Anyone that misses out on the Preview Tour can catch Nintendo
Switch at one of these events.

Additional details about Nintendo Switch will be revealed during the
Nintendo SwitchPresentation 2017 on Jan. 12.

######

Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017
[Live from Tokyo | Jan. 12 @ 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET]

Nintendo Treehouse LIVE with Nintendo Switch
[Jan. 13 @ 6:30 a.m. PT/9:30 a.m. ET]


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Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 17 days ago

(BD) Shut In (2/28/17)

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Naomi Watts Stars in the Heart-Pounding Thriller
SHUT IN
Arriving on Digital HD February 21
and on Blu-ray & DVD February 28

Synopsys
Terror hits home in this harrowing psychological-thriller that will chill you to the bone!

Recently widowed child psychologist Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) lives an isolated existence caring for her bedridden stepson (Charlie Heaton) in rural New England. But when a young boy (Jacob Tremblay) Mary is treating goes missing in a snowstorm and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that his ghost is haunting her...and soon Mary’s grip on reality turns as slippery as her icy surroundings.

Blu-ray & DVD Special Features Include:
+ Nightmare V. Reality: Imagining Shut In
+ House on Delphi Lane: A Classic

Disc Specifications:
Street Date: February 28, 2017
Prebook Date: January 25, 2017
Screen Format: Widescreen 16:9 (2.39:1)
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (Blu-ray)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD)
Subtitles: English SDH / Spanish
Total Run Time: Approximately 91 minutes
U.S. Rating PG-13 for terror and some violence/bloody images, nudity,
thematic elements and brief strong language.
Closed Captioned: Yes


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Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 17 days ago

(3D+UHD) Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk 3D (2/14/2017)

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Visionary Director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Arrives on 4K Ultra HD
for the Ultimate Immersive Home Entertainment Experience

4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Available February 14

Exclusive 4K Bonus Materials Include Director Ang Lee and Editor Tim Squyres Discussing the Film’s Groundbreaking Frame Rate Technology

CULVER CITY, Calif. (January 4, 2017) – A two-time Academy Award® winner for Best Director, Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005; Life of Pi, 2012) brings his extraordinary vision to BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, debuting on three-disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and digital February 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In an industrywide first, the 4K presentation of the film is displayed at 60 frames per second (FPS), versus the standard 24 FPS, offering a first-of-its-kind, unique, and immersive viewing experience. Dubbed a “groundbreaking masterpiece” (Mark S. Allen, ABC-TV), BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK follows a 19-year-old soldier as he is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad -- contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

The 4K Ultra HD release of BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK exclusively includes “Technology as Art: Changing The Language of Cinema,” a 4K featurette with Director Ang Lee and Editor Tim Squyres discussing the film’s groundbreaking frame rate technology. In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD contain deleted scenes and four compelling featurettes. Explore the journey of master filmmaker Ang Lee as he tells this complex, provocative and visually revolutionary story in “Into Battle and Onto the Field: Stepping Inside Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.” “Assembling A Cast” highlights the incredible ensemble, including newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. In “The Brotherhood of Combat,” viewers will witness the intense training and unforgettable bonding experience of the Bravo Squad as they go through a boot camp with military experts to prepare for their roles as combat soldiers. Lastly in “Recreating The Halftime Show,” Don Mischer, a veteran halftime show producer, takes viewers onto the field for the big event depicted in the film.

Synopsis:
Academy Award® winner Ang Lee (2012, Best Director, Life Of Pi ) brings his extraordinary vision to BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The story is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through a sequence of flashbacks, the truth about what really happened is revealed – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s distorted perceptions of heroism. Co-starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin.

Directed by Ang Lee from a screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli, BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK is based on the novel by Ben Fountain. The film is produced by Marc Platt, Ang Lee, Rhodri Thomas and Stephen Cornwell, and executive produced by Brian Bell, Jeff Robinov, Guo Guangchang and Ben Waisbren. The film is presented by TriStar Pictures with Studio 8 in association with LStar Capital, Film4 and Bona Film Group.

4K Ultra HD
+ Exclusive Special Feature – 4K Featurette with Ang Lee and Time Squyres discussing the film’s groundbreaking frame rate technology
+ Feature film in 4K resolution, 60 Frames Per Second (FPS), with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
+ Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) *
+ Also includes the film and special features on high-def Blu-ray
* To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Materials Include:
+ Deleted Scenes
+ Four Featurettes:
- “Into Battle and Onto the Field: Stepping Inside Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”
- “Recreating the Halftime Show”
- “The Brotherhood of Combat”
- “Assembling A Cast”

BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK has a run time of approximately 113 minutes and is rated R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use.


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Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 19 days ago

(BD) Marvel's Doctor Strange 3D (2/28/2017)

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Bring Home the Mystifying, Mind-Bending Journey

Marvel Studios' 'Doctor Strange'

on Digital HD Feb. 14 and Blu-ray™ Feb. 28

Own the Critically Acclaimed Blockbuster with 80+ min. of Extras Highlighting the Award-Winning Cast

Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange,” the story of Dr. Stephen Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, has mesmerized both audiences and critics, pulling in more than $658.3 million at the worldwide box office to date and earning a 90% critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The biggest single-character introduction in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it also carries on Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 14th consecutive MCU film to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

On Feb. 14, “Doctor Strange” fans can bring home the critically acclaimed blockbuster early on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere, or on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 28. The Blu-ray and Digital releases come packaged with over 80 minutes of fascinating, never-before-seen bonus materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, part two of the comical mockumentary “Team Thor,” audio commentary, and an exclusive look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Bonus Features*:

DIGITAL HD & BLU-RAY:
+ Featurettes:
○ A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
○ Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.
○ The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements.
○ Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.
○ The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.
+ Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
+ Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.
+ Deleted Scenes
○ Strange Meets Daniel Drumm
○ Kaecilius Searches for Answers
○ The Kamar-Taj Courtyard
○ Making Contact
○ Lost in Kathmandu
+ Gag Reel
+Audio Commentary by Director Scott Derrickson

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:
+ Through the Keyhole: The Science of the MCU – Discover how Marvel grounds all its films in real science, and explore the connection between science, magic and imagination.

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

The film boasts an award-winning cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game,” “Black Mass”) as Dr. Stephen Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “Triple 9”) as Mordo, Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Southpaw”) as Dr. Christine Palmer, Benedict Wong (“The Martian,” “Prometheus”) as Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg (“A Serious Man,” “Steve Jobs”) as Dr. Nicodemus West, Benjamin Bratt (“Traffic,” “Piñero”) as Jonathan Pangborn, and Scott Adkins (“El Gringo,” “The Expendables 2”) as Lucian/Strong Zealot, with Mads Mikkelsen (“The Hunt,” “Casino Royale”) as Kaecilius and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton (2007 Best Supporting Actress, “Michael Clayton”; “Julia”) as The Ancient One.

From Marvel Studios comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to the remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

Scott Derrickson (“Deliver Us from Evil,” “Sinister”) is directing with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Jon Spaihts (“The Darkest Hour,” “Prometheus”) and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill (“Sinister,” “Sinister 2”).

The talented team of filmmakers assembled for “Doctor Strange” includes Ben Davis (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), cinematographer; Charles Wood (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), production designer; Alexandra Byrne (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), costume designer; Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods,” “Ricki and the Flash”) and Sabrina Plisco (“Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” “Charlotte’s Web”), editors; Stephane Ceretti (Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Thor: The Dark World”), visual effects supervisor; and Paul Corbould (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), special effects supervisor.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
PRODUCT SKUs: Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD,
Digital Copy),Blu-ray 2D Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy),
DVD, Digital HD/3D/SD and On-Demand
RUN TIME: Feature run time is approximately 115 minutes
RATED: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout,
and an intense crash sequence
ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray 3D = 1080p High Definition Widescreen
(2.39:1/1.90:1),Blu-ray = 1080p High Definition Widescreen (2.39:1),
DVD = 2.39:1
AUDIO: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive
Audio,Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, DVD =
English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks,English
2.0 Descriptive Audio
SUBTITLES: English SDH, Spanish and French

RETAIL EXCLUSIVES:
BESTBUY - 3D & 2D STEELBOOK
[featuring art based on the The Book of Cagliostro
and the Eye of Agamotto (aka The Time Infinity stone)]

Target - BONUS CONTENT:
"Defying Reality: The Art and Visual Effects of Doctor Strange" [via DIGITAL CODE on package]


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Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 22 days ago

List of Best Buy Exclusive Steelbooks for early 2017 [work in progress| updated 1/20/17]

PART 2: I decided to do this blog for my love of steelbooks. Some of the movies seen below were found or can be found on BestBuy's website I'll update this blog with any new info that I come across:

1/17/17
Resident Evil [popart Featuring 'Zombie Dog'] [BD]
Resident Evil: Apoclaypse [popart Featuring 'The Nemesis'] [BD]
Resident Evil: Extinction [popart Featuring 'Zombie Crow'] [BD]
Resident Evil: AfterLife [popart Featuring 'The Executioner'] [BD]
Resident Evil: Retribution [popart Featuring 'Uber Licker'] [BD]

1/24/17
INFERNO [4KUHD]

1/31/17
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [4KUHD,BD]

2/28/17
Marvel's Doctor Strange: Cinematic Universe edition [3DBD,BD]
[feature the 'Eye of Agamotto' (aka The Time Infinity stone)]

3/07/17
Disney's Moana [3DBD,BD]

3/14/17
Passangers (2016) [4KUHD]

3/21/17
Sing (2016) [4KUHD]

4/4/17
Rogue One: A STAR WARS Story [2D BD STEELBOOK]

4/18/17
Underworld: Blood Wars [BD popart] [3KUHD]

5/02/17
RESIDENT EVIL: The Final Chapter [4K+3D]

TBA
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
xXx: Return of Xander Cage [4KUHD]

UPDATED ON 1/20/2017


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Weapon X
Weapon X at 11:50 AM Jan 02

"Cinematic Universe Edition"? Odd subtitle to add on there. I mean, technically every MCU movie fits that description.

Ruly2
Ruly2 at 05:36 PM Jan 02

Weapon X-
That Subtitle appear on the Box art of the 3D Bluray. The only thing that appears on the Steelbooks is that Infinity Stone that was in the film. I'll post something soon. I think Marvel put that sub on there to emphasize the word 'Universe'

Ruly2
Ruly2 at 01:21 PM Jan 20

Updated by adding 'Return of Xander Cage' and putting 'SING' into March.

Ruly2 posted a BLOG item 29 days ago

(BD) Dreamworks Trolls: Party Edition (2016) (2/07/2017)

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Sing. Dance. Laugh. Repeat!

BRING HOME HAPPY WITH DREAMWORKS

TROLLS

ON DIGITAL HD JAN. 24

AND BLU-RAY™ & DVD FEB. 7

DREAMWORKS 'TROLLS PARTY EDITION' INCLUDES NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN SING-ALONG, DANCE-ALONG “PARTY MODE”, AND IS PACKED WITH FUN, COLORFUL EXTRAS, PERFECT FOR YOUR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!

LOS ANGELES, CA (Jan. 10, 2016) – A hit with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS, is the “feel-good” movie of the year receiving an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® and a Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com. DreamWorks TROLLS, the fresh, music-filled adventure packed with humor and heart dances onto Digital HD on Jan. 24 and Blu-ray™ and DVD on Feb. 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The colorful, richly textured Troll Village is full of optimistic Trolls, who are always ready to sing, dance and party. When the comically pessimistic Bergens invade, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on an epic journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

From Shrek franchise veterans Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) and Walt Dohrn (Shrek 2, Shrek the Third), TROLLS features the voice talents of Golden Globe® nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, The Accountant), Grammy and Emmy® Award winner and Golden Globe® Award nominee Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits, Shrek the Third), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, How to Train Your Dragon), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife,” How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Grammy Award nominee Gwen Stefani (“The Voice”), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee John Cleese (Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After), Emmy® Award winner James Corden (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”, Into the Woods), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, “Arrested Development”) and Ron Funches (“Undateable,” Get Hard).

“The movie’s message, and it’s a lovely one, is that we all have a wild-haired, beaming doll of happiness inside. ‘Trolls’ will put you in touch with yours,” proclaims Owen Gleiberman of Variety.

Give your new year an optimistic start with TROLLS PARTY EDITION on Blu-ray™ February 7, 2017 and Digital HD January 24. Exclusive to TROLLS BLU-RAY PARTY EDITION – take your Trolls Party to the next level with four interactive Party Mode features where you can use your remote to engage with the on-screen fun. Shower the screen with glitter during party scenes, drop cupcakes when things get scary, high-five Cloud Guy, join Mr. Dinkles for “OH SNAP” moments and much more!

TROLLS Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Includes:
+ Party Mode - Sing, dance and laugh along with the Trolls in this
engaging, interactive feature. Plus, only on Blu-ray: use your remote to
conTROLL fun on-screen moments! **
+ Travel Through Troll Village - Cloud Guy narrates a fun exploration of Troll Village.
+ The Potion for Stop-Motion - Part behind-the-scenes, part stop-motion tutorial, this featurette explores the process of creating Poppy's visually stunning scrapbook.
+ Creating Troll Magic - Trolls Production Designer Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin leads a kid-friendly exploration of her role as production designer on the film before highlighting four key stages of creating the animation with detailed visuals of each stage.
+ Troll 2 Troll - Poppy and Branch have a friendly debate on important topics such as “Cat vs. Dog.” **
+ Inside the Bunker - An in-depth exploration of Branch's "special" place, narrated by Cloud Guy. **
+ Deleted Scenes [with Intros by Director, Mike Mitchell and Co-Director, Walt Dohrn.]

**Blu-ray and Digital HD only

RETAIL EXCLUSIVE(S):
Best Buy - Bluray with Book [probably it's an activity book]
TARGET- Special Packaging and a Bonus Content Disc

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(BD) Jack Reacher Never Go Back (1/31)

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“Reacher delivers.”
–Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“A smart, gripping action thriller with an attitude.”
–Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”

“A kick-ass blast from start to finish.”
–Simon Thompson, Forbes

TOM CRUISE RETURNS AS LEE CHILD’S ICONIC HERO IN THE ACTION-PACKED THRILLER BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES

Debuts January 31, 2017 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with an Exclusive Illustrated ​ Jack Reacher Short Story ​

Get it on Digital HD Two Weeks Early on January 17​

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – “Tom Cruise is better than ever” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) in the "breathlessly exhilarating”(Simon Thompson, Forbes) action-thriller JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, which hits the road on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand January 31, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Hailed as “a fun action-packed ride” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), fans can be the first to get it two weeks early on Digital HD January 17.

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns to enforce his bold brand of justice in the action-packed sequel based on author Lee Child’s best-selling series. When Army Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) is framed for treason, Reacher discovers she’s the target of a massive government conspiracy. With help from Turner and a mysterious new ally, Reacher risks everything to take down a powerful organization that will stop at nothing to protect its secrets.

The JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs are loaded with over 80 minutes of exciting bonus content, including in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, plus detailed explorations of Lee Child’s iconic character, filming on location in Louisiana, the intense action sequences and much more. Buy JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK on Blu-ray Combo Pack and get an exclusive illustrated version of Lee Child’s short story “Everyone Talks” for a limited time only. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Blu-ray Combo Pack
The JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

◘ Blu-ray
Feature film in high definition
Bonus Content:
o Reacher Returns
o An Unexpected Family
o Relentless: On Location in Louisiana
o Take Your Revenge First: Lethal Combat
o No Quarter Given: Rooftop Battle
o Reacher in Focus: With Tom Cruise and Photographer David James

◘ DVD
Feature film in standard definition

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 4K Ultra HDä Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

RETAIL EXCLUSIVES:
BESTBUY - 4KUHD STEELBOOK & BLURAY STEELBOOK


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