Archive for November, 2010

Alice in Wonderland arrives on Blu-ray 3D

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Picture a boiling cauldron of magical, fantastic potion. Add a dash of Tim Burton’s vibrant imagination, a pinch of Johnny Depp’s charisma, throw in the best of Lewis Carroll’s classic storytelling and serve it with a state of the art Blu-ray 3D picture. What have you got? One of the most enchanting, witty and funny home entertainment adventures of the year.

Disney is proud to announce that Alice in Wonderland 3D will be released on Blu-ray Disc on 6th December, in a bundle that will also include a 2D Blu-ray in the pack.

With its whimsical characters and seamless CGI, this first rate fantasy lends itself perfectly to a Blu-ray 3D release. Rabbit holes, tea parties, Mad Hatters, Red Queens, talking caterpillars, Cheshire cats, dragons and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will be jumping into life and leaping off the screen in this treasure trove of fun for the entire family.

Pick up a copy of this sumptuous visual delight and it may just be you who will find yourself in Wonderland this Christmas.

For more information and to pre-order your copy, click here.

Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Inception

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This week for Blu-ray Monday we are giving away a Triple-play copy of Christopher Nolan’s fantastic ‘Inception’.

The film sees dream thief Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) tasked with one final mission by his client Saito (Ken Watanabe). He must perform Inception, the planting of a sub-conscious idea into the mind of another, in this case billionaire rival Robert (Cillian Murphy).
Hailed as one of 2010’s most exciting and original films, this warped world of dream versus reality is packed full of mind-bending action that will leave viewers going back for another watch time and time again.

As usual with Blu-ray Monday, you have two chances to win. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then for a second entry, leave a comment of this post to the following question:

In the film, Dominic Cobb enters other peoples’ dreams to steal ideas. If you could get inside the head and infiltrate the dreams of any character from any film who would it be and why?

To make it easier for us to contact you, leave your Twitter details with your comment. We look forward to your suggestions!

Twilight Trilogy Released on Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc Box set

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Get ready fans of all things Twilight. From 6th December, E1 Entertainment will unleash a Limited Edition, Blu-ray Disc Box set of the smash-hit movies together for the first time.

Adolescent girls across the globe have fallen head-over-heels for the timeless, star-crossed tale of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her mysterious suitors, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).

The perfect Christmas gift for fans of the saga (or just those with a spirit for romance and adventure) this BD steel box features, ‘Twilight’, ‘New Moon’, and ‘Eclipse’.

With a combined running time of 376 minutes the set provides the perfect remedy for a rainy afternoon or a girly sleepover, giving viewers the chance to fall in love with their favourite characters all over again in stunning high definition.

So hurry up and pick your side! Are you a partial to a paleface or wild for a werewolf?

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Sony release the ‘Blu-ray Essentials Collection’

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With so many great titles now available on Blu-ray disc, you may find yourself stuck for choice this Christmas. The good news is that Sony is releasing 12 action-adventure films from their catalogue in the form of their Blu-ray Essentials Collection.

Dubbed the ‘Best of Blu-ray’, the films were chosen for their suitability to Blu-ray’s HD picture and perfect sound. With Air Force One, Bad Boys, Black Hawk Down, Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, The Fifth Element (Remastered), Ghost Rider: Extended Cut, Hancock, Snatch, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 included in their initial Essentials Collection, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained over the festive period.

So, for some serious Blu-ray indulgence, all you need to do now is find a comfy spot on the sofa.

For more information, check out the feature on HD Report.

Blu-ray Players named ‘Top Gadget’ for Christmas 2010


The Gadget Show’s Jon Bentley has named Blu-ray players as his top gadget for Christmas 2010. Teaming up with the British Video Association (BVA), Jon hopes to help shoppers avoid any chance of a festive faux-pas by selecting the hottest gadget hits and misses for 2010.

On a mission to help consumers choose great gifts, the BVA asked 2,000 Brits what topped their most unwanted list. A little unorthodox you might think, but with more than a third of us (34%) set to buy loved ones a gadget this year, surely its advice worth listening to?

Electric shavers, Foot spas, Coffee Machines and Candy-Floss makers were revealed as some of the offerings most despised. Jon’s gadget shopping advice, “Purchase something that’s likely to be satisfying rather than just a gimmick, such as a console that enables you to play Blu-ray Discs and DVDs as well as games or an internet-enabled mobile phone.”

Simon Heller, a spokesman for the BVA, said: “Many of the gadget gaffs cited in our study are gifts that have a lot of novelty appeal, but perhaps a limited shelf life. A Candy-Floss maker is great for beating those Boxing Day blues, but a games console or 3D Blu-ray player are future-proof. They’re gifts you’ll go back to all year round.”

For more information and to view all Jon’s choices visit:

Call the girls, slip off those Manalos Sex and the City 2 is coming to Blu-ray

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As Carrie Bradshaw once said “Every once in a while, a girl has to indulge herself”. So, as the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, what better way to spend an evening than the 5 star glitz of the Abu-Dhabi highlife, watching the fabulous foursome slip back into their designer heels with Blu-ray’s High Definition picture and audio sound.

In true Sex and the City (SATC) style, Warner is giving the Blu-ray total VIP treatment. It will be packaged in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack and include two hours of bonus materials: ‘Very Carrie: A Positively Fabulous Look at the Life of Carrie Bradshaw’; ‘Styling SATC 2’; ‘The Men of SATC; The Men of SATC: Pop Quiz’; ‘Marry Me Liza!’; Revisiting the 80s; SATC2 Soundtrack: Behind the Scenes with Alicia Keys; and a Filmmaker Commentary with Michael Patrick King. Tech specs include 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 1080p video.

Out on the 29th November, click here to find out more.

Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: The A-Team – Extended Explosive Edition

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This week for Blu-ray Monday we are giving away the Triple-play copy of ‘The A-Team: Extended Explosive Edition’.

One of 2010’s most anticipated blockbuster films, this testosterone-fuelled take on the classic 70’s series follows Liam Neeson (Hannibal), Bradley Cooper (Face), Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (BA Baracus) and Sharlto Copley (Murdock) as they blast their way through a complex web of crime and corruption.

Alongside having the option to select theatrical or enhanced cuts of the movie, this combo pack includes a Blu-ray Disc as well as Digital and DVD copies of the movie.

As usual with Blu-ray Monday, you have two chances to win. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then for a second entry, leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

The A Team is infamously made up of a crack commando unit sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. If you could cast your own four-piece crack commando unit using any combination of characters from your favourite films, who would you choose and why?

To make it easier for us to contact you, leave your Twitter details with your comment.  We look forward to your suggestions!

Sony introduces next generation Blu-ray rewritable drives

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Always keen to remain at the forefront of Blu-ray Disc technology, Sony has raised the bar once again, this time introducing its next-generation half-height internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) rewritable drives – which will allow playback of 3D Blu-ray disc movies.

Sony Optiarc America revealed that the new drives have a 12x recording speed for single BD-R content and 8x for dual-layer, which will be available in a retail and OEM configuration.

The drives launched on November 4th in the US; we’ll keep you posted as to when we’re likely to see them in the UK.

Check out the full story here.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice gets a touch of Blu-ray magic

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Walt Disney Pictures has announced it’s bewitching, spectacular ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ will be available from 6th December in a triple-play pack including a Blu-ray Disc, as well as a Digital and DVD copy of the spellbinding adventure.

Jam packed with more hocus pocus than you can shake a wand at, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ follows wizard Balthazar (Nicolas Cage) as he recruits reluctant protégé Dave (Jay Baruchel) in an effort to defeat his arch-nemesis and save the world.

Alongside standard bonus material on the DVD (deleted scenes, outtakes and visual effects demos) the Blu-ray will offer a bunch of exclusive enchanting extras such as, ‘Magic In The City’, ‘The Science Of Sorcery’, ‘Making Magic Real’, and ‘The Fashionable Drake Stone’.
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Blu-ray Disc sales up 98%

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They say that you can’t get too much of a good thing, and if the latest sales figures for Blu-ray Discs are anything to go by, we’d be inclined to agree.

According to Digital Entertainment Group Europe, over 24.5 million Blu-ray Discs flew off shelves across Europe in the third quarter of 2010 alone. That’s a staggering increase in sales of 98.3% compared with the same period in 2009.

Alongside more competitive pricing of HDTV’s and Blu-ray players, the success of cinematic juggernaut Avatar and other HD box office hits are likely factors in Blu-ray’s increasing popularity.
And it doesn’t stop here; with big titles such as Inception and Toy Story 3 landing on the Blu-ray format just in time for Christmas, the outlook for 2011 looks very exciting. For more details visit:

Blu-ray Disc Reporter

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