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Universal announces a Blu-ray double for early 2011

Universal will kick start 2011 in style by releasing two catalogue titles on Blu-ray Disc on January 4th.

To mark its 20th anniversary, Backdraft: The Anniversary Edition will debut on Blu-ray. Starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland and Robert De Niro, this acclaimed suspense story has some of the most awe-inspiring fire sequences ever filmed, making it perfect for an HD picture.

Including a Ron Howard Introduction, deleted scenes, as well as features entitled ‘Igniting the story’,’ The Explosive Stunts’, ‘Creating the Villain: The Fire’, and ‘Real-Life Firemen, Real Life Stories’, this anniversary release is packed with Blu-ray extras.

For many, a new year means a brand new look, and Lost in Translation is no exception. The 2003 Oscar winner, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, will appear on Blu-ray Disc for the first time.

Extras include ‘A conversation with Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola’, ‘Lost on Location’, Kevin Shield’s music video for ‘City Girl’ as well as the theatrical trailer and the deleted scenes.

Blu-ray.com has the full story.

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World gets Blu-ray release date

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Scott Pilgrim looks set to take on the world on Blu-ray Disc in time for Christmas. Universal has announced that the Blu-ray release of the critically acclaimed comic-book adaptation is scheduled for November in the US, with Europe following soon after.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, starring Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright, tells the story of an unlikely hero who meets the girl of his dreams but, in order to win her heart, must first do battle with her seven evil ex-boyfriends.

In addition to the DVD special features (commentary, bloopers and photo galleries), the Blu-ray edition has a huge collection of exclusive content, including two behind-the-scenes documentaries, features on the film’s music, and in-depth looks at alternative edits to the film and its extensive pre-production process.

For the full story and list of Blu-ray content, visit Den of Geek.

Universal confirms Get Him to the Greek BD release and features

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Funny man duo Jonah Hill and Russell Brand made Get Him to the Greek a box office smash earlier this year with their outrageous, cross-country capers.  As with any comedy, the outtakes are often as entertaining as the main feature, and the exclusive Blu-ray content set for inclusion is no exception.  These include a karaoke sing along to Aldous Snow’s ridiculous songs, the actual auditions that landed Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari and T.J. Miller their roles and musical performances from The Today Show and VH-1 Storytellers.

In addition, it also allows viewers to stream one of  three classic comedies, Uncle Buck, Dazed and Confused or Life, via BD-Live or a smartphone.

The European release date is to be confirmed, but keep an eye on Amazon for updates.  For more information on Blu-ray Disc special features included, HD Room has the details.


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