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Attention Android users, Blu-ray is coming your way

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If you own a smartphone, tablet device, e-reader or anything else with Android technology then you might be interested to know that it won’t be long until you can watch your Blu-ray titles on it.

20th Century Fox’s upcoming Blu-ray Disc release of blockbuster Unstoppable is the first to come with functionality that will let consumers watch the movie on the go using their Android device. The studio plans to include the technology in all its major releases this year.

Simon Swart of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment said, “For the first time ever, our customers can now access their Blu-ray titles on their Android devices with the Blu-ray Digital Copy at no additional charge, anytime, anywhere!”

Users can copy the movie to their Android devices using BD Live and the PocketBlu Android application, which is available as a free download from the Android Market app store. To enjoy the benefits they will need their Blu-ray Disc, a wi-fi connected Blu-ray player and an Android device running version 1.6 or higher. They will also be able to copy extras like interviews and the Director’s commentary along with the full movie.

IT Pro Portal has more information.

‘Let’s do the Time Warp Again’: Rocky Horror comes to Blu-ray Disc

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show has gained a devout cult following since its release in 1975, and now 20th Century Fox is bringing this classic film to a whole new generation with the 35th anniversary Blu-ray Disc edition.

Available to buy now, the Blu-ray edition provides the unique blend of outlandish horror, sci-fi and toe-tapping musical numbers that are synonymous with the film, but with a new DTS HD 7.1 sound track and remastered video.

As well as the standard DVD extras, such as an interview with Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn, the Blu-ray version offers a host of exclusive fantastic features. There is an alternative black and white opening, a sing along ‘Rocky-oke’, interactive games and trivia, deleted scenes, outtakes and lots of other mini-features, theatrical trailers and photo galleries – perfect if you just can’t get enough of Frank-N-Furter, Magenta or the rest of the Rocky Horror experience.

BD Horror News has the full review and list of Blu-ray extras here.

Alien Anthology bursts onto Blu-ray

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20th Century Fox this week held an event at the London Film Museum to celebrate the release of the Alien Anthology on Blu-ray Disc.

The Alien saga, which has been terrifying moviegoers for over 30 years, is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a comprehensive six-disc box set containing all four Alien films plus an incredible 60 hours of bonus content.

The set contains two HD versions of each of the four films – Alien, Aliens, Alien3 and Alien Resurrection – the theatrical cut, plus either a Director’s Cut or Special Edition. Of the 60 hours of additional content, four hours have never been released before, including an early screen test by series star and sci-fi legend Sigourney Weaver. Also of note is MU-TH-UR Mode, a fully interactive companion that takes the extensive bonus materials in the entire set and puts them in the user’s hand – connecting fans to special features on all six discs and instantly providing an index of all available Alien content.

The Alien Anthology is available on Blu-ray Disc now. To read more information and see photos from the event in London, head over to Obsessed With Film.

Twentieth Century Fox confirms 24 Season 8 BD release

Days after US fans watched the conclusion of Jack Bauer’s eighth and final TV adventure (UK viewers still have a week left), 20th Century Fox has confirmed that the Blu-ray Disc set of the entire season will be released this October.

Audiences around the world have been captivated by Jack Bauer’s one-man fight against terrorism since Keifer Sutherland first brought the character to screens back in 2001. Season eight sees series veterans such as Mary Lynn Rajskub and Elisha Cuthbert return, while also introducing new stars Freddie Prinze Jr, Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).

Details on additional content for the BD release are yet to be revealed, but expect to hear more over the summer. The box set is available to pre-order from Amazon.

Avatar smashes another record

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The Avatar juggernaut rumbles on with confirmation from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) that the film has become the biggest selling Blu-ray title ever in the UK.

In the two weeks since launch, 505,057 copies of Avatar on Blu-ray Disc have been sold – beating the all-time Blu-ray Disc record of 490,633 held by The Dark Knight and breaking the half a million milestone.

“Blu-ray is the ultimate way for fans to enjoy Avatar at home and experience Pandora in all its awe-inspiring clarity in high definition” commented Steven Leighton, SVP Northern Europe and Asia Pacific for TCFHE.  “It’s no surprise that viewers are choosing to own Avatar on Blu-ray and with 22.2% of our overall sales to date this clearly demonstrates that UK consumers are embracing Blu-ray as the format of choice.”

HeyUGuys has the full press release.

Avatar confirmed to hit Blu-ray Disc in April

Update: We are now giving away a Blu-Ray Disc every Monday to our blog and Twitter followers. Last week, we gave a copy of Disney-Pixar’s Up to @ejkoenig on Twitter. Today, we are giving away a copy of the epic, visually stunning Avatar. To enter, simply leave a comment stating what you loved most about the film.

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It’s official! James Cameron’s Avatar, winner of three Academy Awards and officially the biggest film of all time, will be released on Blu-ray Disc across Europe from April.

There has been much anticipation for the Blu-ray version of Avatar since the film includes some of the most stunning visuals and special effects ever seen.  Several packages will be available, including a limited edition Steelbook Combi pack with four lenticular art cards and an activist survival guide to the planet of Pandora (see the picture above).

A full list of European release dates is as follows:

  • UK – April 26
  • France – April 21
  • Belgium – April 21
  • Netherlands – April 21
  • Spain – April 21
  • Germany – April 23
  • Denmark – April 27
  • Norway – April 28
  • Sweden – April 28
  • Finland – April 30
  • Italy – May 6

A 3D release has not yet been confirmed, but further announcements are expected later this year. For more information about the April release, the full press release can be viewed here.


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