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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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Monday Giveaway: The Social Network

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Pitted against ‘The Kings Speech’ and ‘The Black Swan’ to take Best Movie at this year’s Oscars, we thought we’d start the week by giving away a copy of David Fincher’s, ‘The Social Network’.

In 2003 Harvard undergrad and computer programmer Mark Zuckerberg (Jessie Eisenberg) begins work on a new networking idea called Facebook. What begins as an experiment with friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) quickly snowballs into a modern revolution in communication, catapulting Zuckerberg into the limelight and making him the youngest billionaire in history.

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:

Fincher’s film brilliantly portrays the real life story of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation which became a modern day phenomenon. From inspiring biopic films like Ali, Ray or Ghandi, to individual tales of struggle and endurance like Milk, Catch Me If You Can or 127 Hours, what is your favourite film based on a true story and why? Or perhaps you know of a real life story that you think should be told on the big screen? If so what is it and why do you think it would make a great movie?

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

The Hurt Locker becomes Lions Gate’s fastest-selling Blu-ray title to date

Kathryn Bigelow’s critically acclaimed The Hurt Locker, nominated for nine Academy Awards and already the recipient of six BAFTA awards, has continued its phenomenal success by becoming Lions Gate Home Entertainment’s fastest selling title ever on Blu-ray Disc.

Since its release on BD and DVD in late December, The Hurt Locker has notched up total sales of 310,000 units, 85,000 of which are Blu-ray Disc sales. Marie-Claire Benson, Marketing Director, Lions Gate Home Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled with the current success of The Hurt Locker to date. We took the decision to continue to promote the title on account of all the nominations and awards it has been receiving. The combination of intense drama, critical acclaim and the exceptional coverage it is garnering, has translated into strong sales on both DVD and Blu-ray. We are particularly pleased with the Blu-ray results, which have accounted for at least 25% of total sales each week since release.”

In addition to its awards success, The Hurt Locker has been named in over 250 top ten lists for 2009 in the US and UK media and has been honoured at several film festivals. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce.

For details on the special features available on the Hurt Locker Blu-ray, click here.

Go behind the scenes with The Oscars’ Best Pictures on Blu-ray

Update: To spread the love a little, we are now giving away a Blu-Ray Disc every Monday to our blog and Twitter followers. Last week, we gave a copy of Hurt Locker to @melspur on Twitter. Today, we are giving away a copy of Disney Pixar’s Up! To enter, simply leave a comment stating what your favourite animated film of all time is.

For a second entry, simply click the following link to retweet this post on Twitter.  Good luck!  Tweet this

We have featured this competition at:

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The highly-anticipated Oscar nominations for 2010 have finally been announced. Four of the ten nominations for Best Picture are already (or imminently) available to watch on Blu-ray, equipped with plenty of special features for delving into the reasons these films have received critical acclaim.

Both The Hurt Locker and Up (released in Europe this month) have special behind the scenes footage presented in high definition. In Up for example, one of the many short documentaries shows how the Pixar team developed their 78-year old action hero and the efforts they went through to accurately convey his moves. It also contains BD-live feature The Global Guardian Badge Game, which gives kids and families a chance to brush up on their geography skills.

On the Inglourious Basterds Blu-ray, a roundtable discussion with director Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, and film critic Elvis Mitchell is worth a watch, for additional understanding of the films’ premise.  Finally, the District 9 Blu-ray provides the option to watch the film with BD-Live features MovieIQ and Cinechat, as well as including several behind the scenes documentaries (all in HD).

All in all, the special features on these Oscar nominated Blu-ray Discs will ensure you are fully equipped with all the information to choose which you think is most deserving of the top prize. The question is, will your favourite win?


Blu-ray Disc Reporter


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