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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 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.

The Pacific comes to Blu-ray this November

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HBO Home Entertainment is set to release critically acclaimed mini-series The Pacific on Blu-ray Disc on November 1. The Emmy Award-winning show sees some of Hollywood’s most respected names, including Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, reunite for a return to WWII-based drama, told over 10 episodes on six discs.

In addition to commentaries, making-of documentaries and profiles of the real-life marines featured in the show, the Blu-ray set comes with exclusive content including a picture-in-picture Enhanced Viewing mode and an interactive Field Guide to browse through historical details on the real-life conflict.

The Hollywood News has further details and a trailer. 

Back To The Future celebrates 25th anniversary with Blu-ray box set

In 1985, Marty McFly and ‘The Doc’ took millions of spellbound viewers on a high flying voyage across the space-time continuum in the first of a trio of wildly inventive tales that broke box office records around the world. October 26th this year will mark the 25th anniversary of this epic tale and to celebrate, the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy will be getting its highly anticipated Blu-ray Disc makeover.

Unleashing the power of HD with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available, fans will get to appreciate the flux capacitor, hover boards and of course, the iconic, time-travelling DeLorean in all their glory.

The Blu-ray Disc trilogy comes with more than two hours of extras, including a brand new six part retrospective documentary featuring all the main cast and crew, the storyboard sequence of the original proposed ending, 16 deleted scenes and feature commentaries with producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton.

It will also take viewers behind the scenes showing outtakes, original makeup tests and hover-board tests, as well as revealing the secrets behind production design, storyboarding and the creation of everything from the DeLorean to Hill Valley.

For the die hard fans, it also boasts a nice selection of exclusive Blu-ray tools such as U-Control, Storyboard Comparison, Trivia Track, Set Ups and Pay Offs, BD-Live and much, much more. For more details, and to see the trailer, visit the official site.

The Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition confirmed on Blu-ray Disc

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Warner Home Video announced this week that family favourite and 80s classic The Goonies will be re-released on Blu-ray Disc to mark the film’s 25th anniversary this year. The film, directed by Richard Donner and produced by Steven Spielberg, is known for its swashbuckling adventure as well as early appearances from the likes of Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman and Joe Pantoliano.

Details are still sparse, but the disc will include deleted scenes, a Making-of documentary, commentary from Donner and the cast, and Cyndi Lauper’s ‘The Goonies ‘R Good Enough’ music video. A limited collector’s edition will also include a Goonies board game, collectible storyboard prints, a 1985 souvenir magazine and an article on the cast and crew from UK film magazine Empire.

TheHDRoom has more details.

Saving Private Ryan makes Blu-ray Disc debut this April

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Steven Spielberg’s critically lauded WWII epic Saving Private Ryan will make its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray Disc in April.

The film, which stars Tom Hanks and Matt Damon and was the recipient of five Academy Awards including Best Director, is named by Amazon in its list of the top ten most anticipated Blu-ray releases. The Blu-ray Disc edition of the film comes on two discs and includes over three hours of bonus features to take viewers behind the scenes and also look at the real-life events that inspired the movie.

Saving Private Ryan will be available in the UK from April 26, with other European territories to follow.

Blu-ray Disc Reporter

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