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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.

Mad Men Series 4 comes to Blu-ray

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The stylish suits, the three martini lunches, the insatiable appetite for 60s glamour.

All of these are of course the unmistakable hallmarks of hit TV show Mad Men, which will see its fourth series come to Blu-ray Disc throughout Europe from March 21st. Back in January we brought you news that series three of the smouldering drama went onto become the UK’s third bestselling BD of 2010, so there are high hopes for the latest instalment.

Successful and charming ad director Don Draper (Jon Hamm) must once again navigate his client’s success in the crowded consumerist world of 1960s America. Supported by loyal copy writer Peggy (Elizabeth Moss) busty office manager Joan (Christina Hendricks) and slimy executive Pete (Vincent Kartheiser), Don tries to balance his high pressured job with his rapidly eroding family life.

Lionsgate has so far confirmed that the bonus material will include featurette ‘How to Succeed in Business Draper Style’, a three-part documentary named ‘Divorce: Circa 1960’s’, and commentary from executive producers, cast and crew.

Cinemablend has all the details on what to expect.

Return to Narnia on Blu-ray

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The magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ beloved Narnia returns to Blu-ray Disc in April as Twentieth Century Fox releases ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ throughout Europe.

Courageous voyagers Edmund (Skander Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are joined once more by Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) and his noble servant Reepicheep in an adventure to save the magical world of Narnia.

The Triple play version comes with BD, DVD and digital copy of the fantasy and includes an extensive selection of special features led by Prince Caspian himself. BD exclusives include an interactive map showcasing more of the magical land and its seven secret islands, an all-new story extension called ‘The Secret Islands: The Untold Adventures of the Dawn Treader’, as well as character discoveries, secret scenes, games and much more.

HollywoodNews has all the details.

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.

Memento marks 10th anniversary with special Blu-ray release

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Brit Christopher Nolan has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand directors following the runaway success of the revamped Batman franchise and movies such as last year’s Inception.

Now, Memento, the breakthrough movie that first put Nolan on the map, has been announced for a special 10th anniversary release on Blu-ray Disc. The film, which tells the unforgettable story of a man (Guy Pearce) with short-term memory loss trying to unravel a murder mystery, wowed audiences around the world back in 2001 and is set to do so again this year.

The new disc, announced by Nolan this week, features an all-new HD transfer of the film, a new featurette with Nolan discussing its legacy, an audio commentary, an “Anatomy of a Scene” featurette, the script itself, “Leonard’s Journal,” a tattoo gallery and the original short story that inspired the movie, written by Nolan’s brother Jonathan.

A European release date for the anniversary edition of Memento is to be confirmed, but watch this space for more details. In the meantime, visit Home Media Magazine for more details, and some quotes from Nolan and fellow director Guillermo del Toro on the film’s legacy.

Blu-ray trailer for The Walking Dead unleashed

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Fancy taking a walk on the undead side?

Genre-bending zombie drama, ‘The Walking Dead’ wowed critics and audiences on both sides of the pond last year, and is set to rise again as Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes the first series on Blu-ray Disc later this year.

In anticipation of its BD debut, AMC have released a brand new trailer chock-a-block with drama, tension and zombies galore, showcasing exactly what made the groundbreaking horror such compelling viewing.

Breathing new life into the undead arena, ‘The Walking Dead’ follows a group of survivors led by police officer Rick (British actor Andrew Lincoln) as they search for safety from the flesh-eating monsters. Each episode explores the challenges of an apocalyptic world where every day sees characters face extreme situations, surprises and dangers as they battle to maintain a ‘normal’ life.

BD bonus features include featurettes on the making of the show, the incredible make-up effects, interviews, a commentary with the director and producer and a whole host of scary deleted scenes.

MTV has the full story and first Blu-ray trailer, which we’ve embedded below.

Disney readies 3D Super Play edition of Tron: Legacy

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Light Cycle? Check. Identity Disc? Check. Super Play Blu-ray Disc Edition of ‘Tron: Legacy’ with a 3D copy? Check.

With film forums and movie blogs awash with rumours on the content and artwork for Walt Disney’s BD release of ‘Tron: Legacy’, we’re happy to report official details on the 3D Super Play version on sale in the UK from 18th April and the rest of Europe soon after.

Rebellious teenager Sam (Garrett Hedlund) is still haunted 20 years on from the mysterious disappearance of his father and leading video game developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). On receiving a message from his father’s former workplace, Sam’s quest to find the truth sends him spiraling into a computer generated world with flying motorbikes, space age weapons and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent his return to reality.

Arriving in a combo pack comprising BD3D, 2D BD and a digital copy of the movie, special features include, ‘The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed’, ‘Launching the Legacy’, ‘Visualizing TRON’, ‘Installing The Cast’ and ‘Derezzed’ music video performed by soundtrack producers Daft Punk.

Movieweb meanwhile has previews of what US fans can expect upon its release in various guises across the pond from early April, including a mammoth five BD box set including illuminating Light Disc.

Check out Zavvi.com for more details on the UK release.

Megamind announced on Blu-ray

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The story of the bad-guy who’s not a bad… guy, Megamind is set to deliver an eye popping adventure for the whole family when it is released on Blu-ray on 4th April.

Combining Hollywood legends Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey (all in fine vocal form), Dreamworks’ picture perfect animation and a pin sharp Blu-ray image, this wickedly funny take on a superhero villain is terrific fun from start to finish.

The action is big and spectacular, the script is sharp and snappy and the laughs come thick and fast. These days the bad guys have all the fun!

Megamind is available for pre-order now in a double-play Blu-ray and DVD pack from Amazon.co.uk here.

The Deathly Hallows Announced on Blu-ray

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Good news muggles! Warner Brothers has released Blu-ray Disc details of the penultimate Potter installment, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’. Available in the UK from 11th April and the rest of Europe soon after, fans can look forward to a whole host of enchanting extras.

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) on their perilous mission to destroy the remaining horcruxes and defeat Lord Voldemort.

Two Blu-rays, a DVD and a digital copy of the movie complete the triple play pack and features exclusive to the Blu-rays include seven ‘Maximum Movie Mode’ scenes, revealing film tricks, green screen magic, amazing set design and location tours of the Weasley Burrow, the Dursley House and the Ministry of Magic.

Fans of the wizarding world voted in their thousands via a Facebook competition fronted by Watson to choose the BD cover. We think it looks great, what about you?

With the final chapter due in cinemas this summer, we’re sure this won’t be the last we write about the boy wizard so until then – “Mischief Managed”.

Heyuguys has the full story.

Let Me In lands on Blu-ray

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Are you looking for a little more bite from your vampire movies?

With the world going gaga for all things vampire, it was only a matter of time before John Lindqvist’s celebrated novel got an English adaptation. ‘Let Me In’ arrives on Blu-ray Disc on 14th March riding a wave of critical acclaim, and in a recent interview with Collider.com director Matt Reeves discussed the upcoming BD release.

Reeves explained his decision to pack a generous array of bonus material on the BD including deleted scenes:

‘There’s a scene where you see how Abby was transformed. I remember when we were shooting her, Chloe’s mother literally had to leave the set because she was so disturbed by her performance, everyone was just in awe of her that night… all the elements were great, but it didn’t work in the final film… I’m so happy it’s on the Blu-ray.’

Reeves also touched upon the impact fans had in forming features for the BD which dissect key moments in the film:

‘During all the press for the movie, I got lots of questions from fans on how we did the car crash, so I wanted to do an in-depth feature on it for them.’

‘Let Me In’ follows 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) a social misfit from a broken home who strikes up a close friendship with mysterious neighbour Abby (Chloe Moretz). During the interview Reeves also explains how Steven Spielberg gave him fantastic advice for getting the best performances from his child leads, having directed so many over the years.

Read the full interview and more here.


Blu-ray Disc Reporter


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