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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Trilogy sets sail on Blu-ray

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There’s more than a galleon’s worth of fun in Disney’s new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Blu-ray Disc collection, and US website Monsters and Critics agree having given the fantasy saga a big thumbs up in a recent review.

The swashbuckling adventure charts the heroics of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) an eccentric rogue of a pirate who dives head first into the lives of the Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and wannabe buccaneer Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). Overflowing with sword fighting, treasure hunting and mutinous pirates galore, the whirlwind tales are sure to satisfy the whole family from the haunting beginning to the rip roaring conclusion.

So what makes the experience even better on Blu-ray? Monsters and Critics praise the outstanding picture quality and stunning audio soundtrack on the seven BD set saying:

‘In the Blu-ray format, these beautiful films become even more stunning, and we are captured once again by the humour, the adventure, the fun and the fantasy of setting sail in the Caribbean.’

They also highlight the fantastic range of bonus features split across the pack and point out that a clip of the fourth installment, due in cinemas this summer, is a nice little extra seventh disc.

The ‘Curse of the Black Pearl’ includes features ‘An Epic At Sea’ and ‘Fly on the Set’ which uncover behind-the-scenes secrets and look at the technicalities of filming a blockbuster at sea. ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ offers a theatrical or interactive version of the film, features ‘Captain Jack from head to toe’ presented by Johnny Depp and ‘Mastering the Blade’ which examines the art of sword fighting. ‘At World’s End’ has a ‘Bloopers of the Caribbean’ reel, a special set tour called ‘Enter the Maelstrom’ and fantastic short ‘Keith and the Captain’ in which Johnny Depp and Keith Richards pair up to give viewers their insights on life as a pirate.

So if you’re looking for extravagant sets, impressive stunts and a date with some of film’s most fascinating characters, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ provides a rollicking journey to the ends of the Earth and back and could most definitely be a welcome addition to your Blu-ray collection.

Click here for the full review. In the mean time, we’ve included the new ‘Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ trailer below for you to feast your eyes on.

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Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Megamind

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For this week’s Blu-ray Monday we’re giving away a Double Play copy of ‘Megamind’ on Blu-ray Disc.

Combining Hollywood elites Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey, Dreamworks’ story of the bad-guy who’s not a bad…guy, is up for grabs as part of our Blu-ray Monday competition.

As usual, 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:

Megamind is a wickedly funny take on a superhero villain but who is your favourite superhero villain of all time? Maybe it’s because of their awesome power? Or perhaps it’s because of their insatiable ability to constantly challenge their nemesis? Or maybe, as in the case of Megamind, it’s because they’ve got a likeable side? From films to cartoons to comic books to computer games who is the ultimate bad guy and why?

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

The Green Hornet flies onto Blu-ray Disc

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There’s a new hero in town. And he doesn’t wear tights.

Plucked from the pages of a comic book and sculpted by the minds behind ‘Superbad’ and ‘Pineapple Express’, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to announce ‘The Green Hornet’ will land in a Triple Play Blu-ray 3D pack in the UK on May 2nd and the rest of Europe shortly after.

Oscar winning director Michel Gondry subverts the classic comic book genre placing Seth Rogen in the leading role of Britt Reid, a reluctant heir to LA’s most respected media empire. Alongside his father’s inventive employee Kato (Jay Chou) and new secretary (Cameron Diaz), Britt realises this is his opportunity to make a difference to the city by fighting crime. The only trouble is he’ll have to break the law to do it.

‘The Green Hornet’ will be available in a three disc pack containing a BD 3D, a 2D BD and DVD copy of the movie. Special features exclusive to the BD 3D include a 3D animated storyboard detailing the intricate planning needed to shoot many of the film’s high octane action sequences. Exclusive 2D BD features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, featurettes such as ‘Trust Me’ with comment from Gondry and ‘The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool’, and a game enabling users to edit their own car chase scene.

MTV has the full story. We’ve embedded ‘The Green Hornet’ trailer below. Enjoy!

Disney reveals exclusive clips from upcoming Tangled Blu-ray

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A princess, a tower and a shimmering mane of golden locks longer than three football pitches… There’s only one possible fairytale that fits this bizarre description, and it’s Disney’s ‘Tangled’.

In anticipation of its debut on Blu-ray Disc later in the year, Walt Disney Pictures has released a plethora clips from the release and TheHDroom has scooped up the best bits in a sneak peek of what to expect.

An alternate opening, two featurettes and fun fact shorts are all that’s been revealed so far, but if these are anything to go by the bonus features for the expected BD3D and 2D BD versions of the movie will be a rollercoaster ride of fun for the whole family.

TheHDroom has the full catalogue of clips, but we’ve included the alternate opening one below for your amusement. If you’ve seen the movie in cinemas, let us know what you think!

Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Jackass 3

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For this week’s Blu-ray Monday we are giving away a Triple Play copy of ‘Jackass 3: The Explosive Extended Edition’.

Celebrating madness and mayhem, the entire Jackass crew including Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Steve-O are back with more hysterical stunts. Facing wild animals, flaming motorbikes and bungee rope toilets the gang reach new heights in pursuit of the ultimate experience in a journey that’s guaranteed to have all who watch in stitches.

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:

From the Austrian ski slopes of ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ to the voodoo mines of ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, stunts have captured our imaginations and left a lasting impression on movie goers around the world. Whether it’s wacky, visually stunning or just plain dangerous, we’d like to know what your favourite movie stunt sequence is and why?

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The Little Fockers are coming to Blu-ray

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First we met the parents, then we met the Fockers, and soon you can meet the Little Fockers as the latest installment in the comedy trilogy prepares to land on Blu-ray Disc.

Available to pre-order now, Little Fockers reunites us with Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) as they embark on the everyday challenges of Focker family life, and will be available in the UK and Europe from April 18th.

Balancing the perils of retired CIA agent Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) as a father in law, his own eccentric dad Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman), Pam’s lovelorn ex Kevin (Owen Wilson), and two young twins of his own, Greg Focker has his work cut out again in this hilarious family film.

With extras including a gag reel, deleted scenes, and alternate opening and ending sequences, alongside features, ‘The Making of the Godfocker’, ‘Bob and Ben’ and ‘Ben and Owen’ this Blu-ray is a must for any self respecting comedy collection.

Check out Blu-ray.com for more info in Little Fockers on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Your Oscar winning choice!

[tweetmeme source= “blurayreporter” only_single=false]Last night’s Oscars were a magnificent celebration of movie magic, with some fantastic films scooping the top awards.

In honour of those chosen by the Academy, this week’s Blu-ray Monday comes with an exciting twist! The winner can choose a copy of any 2011 Oscar winning film currently available on Blu-ray in the UK.

(Drum roll please…) This includes Toy Story 3 (Best Animation), Alice in Wonderland (Best Costume and Art Direction), Inception (Best Cinematography and Visual Effects), The Social Network (Best Adapted Screenplay) or The Wolfman (Best Makeup).

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 to the following question:

With ‘The Kings Speech’, and ‘Inception’ both winning big on the night, we’d like to know what you made of the Academy’s choices this year. Were the nominees spot on? Do you agree with the winners? Perhaps you think a certain film or fantastic performance was unfairly overlooked? Let us know your thoughts!

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


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