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Toy Story 3 gets the Blu-ray treatment this November

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Toy Story fans everywhere, take off your plastic cowboy hats and salute a release that’s a must for any self respecting Blu-ray Disc collection – Toy Story 3 will be available in a Blu-ray, double disc release on 22nd November.
As well as all the standard DVD extras, the Blu-ray version has a plethora of exclusive extras of its own including ‘Making Of’, ‘Goodbye Andy’, ‘Beyond the Toybox: An Alternative Commentary Track’, ‘Life Of A Shot’, ‘Toy Story Trivia Dash’, ‘Ken’s Dating Tips’ and ‘Dancing With The Stars at Pixar’.
Woody and the gang’s latest triumphant tale of friendship and loyalty is the world’s number one animated film in box office history and the perfect conclusion to one of the most loved trilogies of all time. With its rich characters, moving story and some of Pixar’s finest animation ever seen, it lends itself perfectly to High Definition.

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BVA capitalises on HD World Cup fever with UK Blu-ray bundle

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The British Video Association (BVA) has announced a partnership between Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video and Samsung that will see a promotional Blu-ray bundle hit UK stores ahead of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

With this year’s tournament the first to be televised in high definition, retailers are expecting a boost in demand for new HDTVs. The new bundle includes six blockbuster movies for all the family on Blu-ray Disc and a Blu-ray player, allowing consumers to kick start their collection at a fraction of the normal cost.

Blu-ray titles included in the bundle are Mamma Mia! and Bruno from Universal Pictures, Up and Toy Story from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment UK, and Sweeny Todd and 300 from Warner Home Video. The bundle is available with three Samsung BD players: the BD-C5300, BD-C8200 and BD-C8500. The latter two both include Hard Disk Drives and free-to-air HD TV compatible digital tuners.

For more details, head over to the BVA for the full announcement.

UK Blu-ray Disc sales rise again

New figures released by the British Video Association have shown strong year-on-year growth for Blu-ray Discs based on data for the first quarter of 2010.

The figures demonstrate the increasingly popularity of the BD format, which is currently driving growth across the home entertainment market. Sales of Blu-ray Discs are up 69.5% (up 50% in value) on the same period in 2009, reaching 2.7m units in the first three months of the year, taking the total number of Blu-ray Discs sold to 15.6m units since launch.

Hannah Conduct, Marketing Manager at the British Video Association, said:

“While it is extremely encouraging to see such strong growth in market volumes in the run up to Easter, the performance of Blu-ray is especially impressive. Growing sales show that the benefits of the format – higher picture quality, superior sound, and an ever-expanding range of titles – are better understood than ever before. The strong sales reflect consumer confidence in Blu-ray.”

The top three best selling Blu-ray titles of the quarter saw their Blu-ray performance average at 20% of the total disc sales with The Hurtlocker at 24% (Elevation Sales), Up at 17% (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) and 2012 at 20% (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment).

The best selling Blu-ray Disc titles for Q1 2010 were as follows:

1. The Hurt Locker
2. Up
3. 2012
4. The Twilight Saga – New Moon
5. District 9
6. This Is It
7. Toy Story
8. The Taking Of Pelham 123
9. Inglourious Basterds
10. Toy Story 2

For more details, here’s the press release.

Toy Story and Toy Story 2 released on Blu-ray Disc for the first time

To celebrate the recent re-release of Pixar classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2 to the big screen, special DVD and Blu-ray combi packs of both films have been released – the first time that either has been released in high definition.

With Toy Story 3 due to hit cinemas this summer (preview available here), it’s the perfect chance to revisit the films that put Pixar on the animation map, and with the increased detail available on the Blu-ray Disc format, experience them like never before. Exclusive features include a behind the scenes look into making each film, in addition to several deleted scenes and design galleries.

Both discs are available in stores now.

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