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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.

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2010’s Bestselling Blu-ray Discs

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The nostalgic old timers amongst us are already reminiscing about what a fantastic year for Blu-ray 2010 was. With millions of Blu-ray Discs from horror to romance flying off shelves around the world, you might be wondering what the top selling titles were.

Well, Home-entertainment.co.uk has listed the Top 5 Best Selling BD titles in the UK for 2010 so sit back and enjoy as we count them down!

Drum roll please…..

5. Beauty and the Beast

Back in June, we brought you exciting news that Walt Disney Studios were to release a Diamond Edition BD of classic love-story, ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Coinciding with its 20 year anniversary in November, this BD pleased critics and fans alike with reviews describing it as entrancing from beginning to end.

With Disney set to release a whole host of its celebrated animation titles on Blu-ray and BD 3D this year, we’re sure 2011 will bring more success.

4. Lost: The Complete Series

It may have left many of you scratching your heads, but Lost was actually one of the most watched television series of the past decade. Voting with their feet, fans of the series jumped at the chance to own the entire adventure on BD, and the box set went on to become a monster hit in the UK since it’s release in August.

3. Mad Men Series 3


The critically acclaimed third series of Man Men comes in at number three and, given its ever growing fan base, we’re not surprised it ranked so high. The award winning drama chartering the loves and losses of 50s ad man Don Draper oozed style and chemistry in equal measure, making it a sure fire winner amongst audiences both young and old. The fourth season is due on BD in March, so watch this space for more details.

2. Batman: The Dark Knight

Just pipped to the post, Christopher Nolan’s brilliant re-imagining of the caped crusader’s clash with the Joker was always going to be a popular choice amongst film lovers. Alongside Heath Ledger’s fantastic turn as Batman’s nemesis, this BD offered a whole host of special features which won universal praise upon its release.

1. Avatar

Finally, and perhaps unsurprisingly, James Cameron’s Avatar was officially the number one best selling BD in 2010. This fantasy adventure seems to have broken every record going, including Best Selling BD of all time, shifting 2.7 million BD units worldwide within its first four days on sale, and selling 222,824 BD copies in the UK alone on the day of its release.

Telling the story of a marine exploring a new planet in outer space, Avatar helped bring new developments in 3D animation to audiences around the globe and will be making its BD3D debut later this year.

Head over to Home-entertainment.co.uk for the full story.

Warner Bros releases new Inception BD trailer

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Ahead of its release on December 6th, Warner Bros has released a new trailer for the Blu-ray Disc release of Inception.

As 2010’s most talked about blockbuster, Christopher Nolan’s Inception is one of the most highly anticipated BD releases of the year. If you missed it in theatres, or simply want a reminder of why the film captured the imagination of audiences across the globe, check out the new trailer, embedded below.


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!

Inception Blu-ray Disc official release date announced

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Back in September, we wrote about Christopher Nolan’s brilliant Inception coming to Blu-ray Disc, but this week official word came from Warner Home Video in the UK on the film’s much anticipated bonus content.

As anticipated, there will be a ‘Triple Play’ combo pack with Blu-ray, DVD and digital copies. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, there will also be a limited edition briefcase pack complete with movie art cards, a spinning top and a ‘Portable Automated Somnacin IntraVenous’ device user manual – the same as the one used in the film.

There is a raft of special features and extras including in-movie insights into the design of pivotal scenes, a fully animated comic prologue, a fascinating documentary on lucid dreaming, art galleries, trailers, TV spots and much more.

Inception is released on Blu-ray Disc on the 6th December.

For more information, check out Blu-ray.com


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