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Harry Potter ‘Maximum Movie Mode’ Blu-ray clips unveiled

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Warner Brothers has revealed a sneak peak at one of the seven ‘Maximum Movie Mode’ scenes included on the eagerly awaited ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ Blu-ray Disc, released throughout Europe in April.

Earlier this year we brought you news that the film was set to make its BD debut and noted the new function would be worth waiting for. You can check out Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive clip.

‘Maximum Movie Mode’ allows Potter enthusiasts to access the ins and outs of plots and characters spread across the saga in an informative guide lead by actor Jason Issacs, who plays the evil Lucius Malfoy. Alongside filming techniques and production facts it includes commentary from director David Yates and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Tom Felton.

We’ll be sure to keep you up to speed on any additional Blu-ray announcements so stay tuned. If you’re excited for the final installment due in cinemas soon why not head over to Warnerbros.com for a special behind-the-scenes clip.

Entertainment Weekly has the full story.

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”.

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Sherlock Holmes arrives on Blu-ray with exclusive content

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Guy Ritchie’s re-make of Sherlock Holmes burst onto the big screen filled with special effects and adventure, defying critics to become one of the biggest films in 2009.  If you didn’t get chance to see it on the big screen, fear not, as it will be released on Blu-ray Disc this May promising optimum picture quality and exclusive special features.

The Blu-ray Disc will boast ‘Maximum Movie Mode’, where Guy Ritchie narrates between two oversized monitors, one showing the film, the other bonus content, including concept art and behind the scene footage.

For those who do not want to sit through the entire Maximum Movie Mode, ‘Focus Points’ are provided which highlight key insights into the making of the film including Ritchie’s personal approach to recreating Victorian London, entitled ‘Drawbridges and Dollies’.

A nod to the original characters is also made in the featurette entitled ‘Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented’ which sees the cast and crew chat about Ritchie’s take on this classic story. BD-Live functionality is also included, allowing users to access content via an internet connected Blu-ray player including video images, as well as related quizzes and multi-player interactive games.

Sherlock Holmes will be released on Blu-ray Disc across Europe this May and as you can see, it will be thoroughly worth the wait.

An early look at Terminator Salvation on BD

Terminator SalvationOne of 2009’s biggest blockbuster movies was undoubtedly Terminator Salvation. In advance of its BD release at the end of November, the UK’s Home Cinema Choice has an exclusive preview of the disc and its bonus content.

Fans will be pleased to know that both the Theatrical Cut and Extended Version of the film are included on the disc. HCC reports that picture and audio quality is excellent, suggesting that Terminator Salvation may become a favourite disc for showing off your home cinema set-up.

Moving on to additional content, one highlight is the Maximum Movie Mode, where director McG appears on screen to present an incredibly in-depth look at the creation of the film. This feature first appeared on the US release of Watchmen and looks set to become one of BD’s most anticipated special features. There’s also a large selection of featurettes that look at a specific scene or effect from the film, and a Terminator Mythology section to help fans decipher the series’ complex timeline. BD-Live features movieIQ and Cinechat complete the package.

Terminator Salvation is released on Blu-ray Disc in the UK on November 23. Head over to Home Cinema Choice to read the full preview.


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