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Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD Coming in November

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Along with all their other announcements about season 7, HBO has also announced that the Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD has a release date for November 15, 2016. The series will be released digitally on August 1.

The bonus content for the digital release of Game of Thrones Season 6 will include:

  • Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season 6.
  • The Dothraki World – Behind-the-Scenes featurette bringing viewers up to speed on the Dothraki culture, not seen since Season 1.
  • Inside Game of Thrones: Prosthetics – Behind-the-Scenes featurette detailing what goes into the show’s prosthetics creation.
  • The Game Revealed – Five-part series covering the creation of Season 6’s most epic set pieces and scenes.

The Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray will include all of the above as well as:

  • In-Episode Guide – Dig deeper into the show with this in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.
  • Histories and Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 18 history pieces.
    • The Old Way: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • The Kingsmoot: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • The Sunset Sea: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • War of the Ninepenny Kings: narrated by Brother Ray (Ian McShane)
    • The Great Tourney at Harrenhal: narrated by Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick)
    • Robert’s Rebellion: narrated by Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
    • Vaes Dothrak: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)
    • The Dothraki: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)
    • Northern Allegiances to House Stark: narrated by Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)
    • Children of the Forest vs. the First Men: narrated by the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow)
    • Brotherhood Without Banners: narrated by Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye)
    • Oldtown: narrated by Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover) and Qyburn (Anton Lesser)
    • House Dayne: narrated by Young Ned Stark (Robert Aramayo)
    • The Little Birds: narrated by Lord Varys (Conleth Hill)
    • Knights of the Vale: narrated by Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aidan Gillen)
    • House Tarly: narrated by Randyll Tarly (James Faulkner)
    • Riverrun: narrated by Brynden ‘the Blackfish’ Tully (Clive Russell)
    • Great Sept of Baelor: narrated by the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)
  • The Battle of the Bastards: An In-Depth Look – Behind-the-scenes piece examining the production challenges of creating this epic event, including explorations of VFX, stunts, and interviews with key cast and crew.
  • Recreating the Dothraki World – Behind-the-scenes piece looking at the creation of Vaes Dothrak and its importance to Dany’s evolution.
  • 18 Hours at the Paint Hall –Follow all three shooting units as they converge in this behind-the-scenes snapshot of a day in the life of the largest show on television
  • Audio Commentaries – The most commentaries ever recorded for Game of Thrones, featuring:
    • Episode 601: Director Jeremy Podeswa, Director of Photography Greg Middleton, and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne)
    • Episode 602: Writer Dave Hill, Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd)
    • Episode 603: Director Daniel Sackheim, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon)
    • Episode 604: Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm)
    • Episode 605 (2 commentaries): Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed), and Kristian Nairn (Hodor); Prosthetics Supervisor Barrie Gower, Camera Operators Chris Plevin and Ben Wilson, and Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield
    • Episode 606: Director Jack Bender, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Hannah Murray (Gilly)
    • Episode 607: Producer/Writer Bryan Cogman, Ian McShane (Septon Ray), and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)
    • Episode 608: Director Mark Mylod, Essie Davis (Lady Crane), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
    • Episode 609 (2 commentaries): Director Miguel Sapochnik, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow); Director of Photography Fabian Wagner, Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback, and Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer
    • Episode 610 (2 commentaries): Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister); Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway, Camera Operator Sean Savage, and Producer Chris Newman
  • Deleted Scenes – Four deleted scenes.

You can pre-order your own copy by clicking here.

Special Features for Batman: The Killing Joke Blu-ray Revealed

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“Batman: The Killing Joke” is almost here and in the mean time, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment  have revealed all the details on the special features for the upcoming Blu-ray release. “Batman: The Killing Joke” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 2. You can pre-order your own copy by clicking here. However, if you can’t wait for the physical release, the film will be available on Digital HD July 23.

The animated adaptation is based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland which was published in 1988 and is widely considered to be one of the best comic book stories of all time. It follows the tale of  The Joker’s origin story – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comic, to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. In the tale we watch helplessly as The Joker terrorizes Commissioner Jim Gordon and ultimate paralyzes his daughter, Barbara Gordon. Although the story was not originally supposed to take place in the regular DC Comics continuity, the graphic novel wound up setting in motion the events that would lead to Barbara Gordon becoming Oracle.

Actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their “Batman: The Animated Series” roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.

The Blu-Ray release of the animated film will include:

  • An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie
  • Featurette – Batman: The Killing Joke – Madness Set To Music – Jim Gordon must bear witness to the most disturbing images any father could imagine while a maniac entices his break from sanity in song. This documentary looks at the step-by-process of one of the most crucial scenes in Batman: The Killing Joke, including the methodology James Tucker used as he storyboarded Brian Bolland’s stunning work for the screen; Dynamic Music Partners composers/lyricists’ creative merging of original music with the poetic words from the graphic novel to provoke the desired feelings and emotions for this critical scene; and actor Mark Hamill’s physical, devoted performance to capturing the world¹s most notorious Super-Villain in song.
  • Featurette – Many Shades of Joker: The Tale of The Killing Joke – Brian Bolland’s artwork is instantly recognizable to comic book enthusiasts all over the world. Known for his amazing cover art, it was a rare inclusion into the body of a graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, that helped the perennial story of Batman and The Joker remain a fan favorite for decades to come. Combined with the graphic novel’s original script – which is more than just the telling of a story, but an intricate map explaining every stop along the way to the end of a fantastic journey – this documentary reveals the artistic process behind The Killing Joke’s distinct style. We’ll learn how artists and writers excelled at conveying story and human emotion one panel at a time, mesmerizing readers with unforgettable stories and humanized depictions of heroes and villains. And why after nearly 30 years in print, Batman: The Killing Joke is more thought provoking than ever, as its socio-economic themes are relatable to generation after generation.
  • From the DC Comics Vault – Two 22-minute episodes:
    • The New Batman Adventures – “Old Wounds”
    • Batman: The Animated Series – “Christmas with The Joker”

“Batman: The Killing Joke” is rated R, an indication that the animated film will be sticking to the graphic novel’s violent, controversial story. This makes the film the first non-PG/PG-13 rated movie in the nine-year history of the DC Universe Original Movie franchise.

You can watch the trailer below:

Goosebumps Releasing on Digital HD 1/12 and BD Combo Packs and DVD 1/26

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Goosebumps, the popular best-selling book series that inspired the incredible movie starring Jack Black will be arriving on Digital January 12 and  on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD January 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Kids and parents will believe in monsters when Goosebumps debuts January 12 on Digital and January 26 on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.

After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next-door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of best-selling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. Stine is very mysterious and a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and he protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their manuscripts. When the monsters are accidentally unleashed and begin to terrorize the town, it’s up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get them back in their books where they belong!

Based on Scholastic’s worldwide best-selling book series, with over 400 million copies in print, the motion picture adventure stars Jack Black (School of Rock) as Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, along with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and Odeya Rush (The Giver). The film is directed by Rob Letterman (Shark TaleMonsters vs. Aliens) and produced by Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass) and Neil H. Moritz (22 Jump Street). The screenplay is by Darren Lemke (Turbo) based on a story by star screenwriting team Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes).

The Blu-ray™ Combo Packs and DVD have ‘spook-tacular’ special features, including an alternate opening and ending, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and a casting gallery. In addition, there are two all-new featurettes (Beginners Guide to Surviving a Goosebumps Creature and Strange Things are Happening…On-Set) with Dylan Minette and Ryan Lee. Exclusive to the Blu-ray™ sets are All About Slappy in which Slappy talks about his favorite subject…himself!; and Creaturefied!, where makeup FX artist Steve Prouty demonstrates how to become your favorite Goosebumps creature.

DVD Special Features include: (also on Blu-ray & Digital)

  • Beginners Guide to Surviving a GoosebumpsCreature
  • Strange Things are Happening…On-Set

Blu-ray and Digital Special Features include:

  • Alternate Opening
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cast Blooper Reel
  • All About Slappy
  • Creaturefied!
  • Casting Gallery

Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray Combo Pack 12/9

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This year’s most popular movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, is set to release on DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack on December 9, just in time for the holiday season!

The film earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices. It opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever; it’s also the highest grossing film of the year and the first to surpass $300 million in 2014 domestically. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1,Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!

Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, and Benicio Del Toro.

Bonus Features for the DVD and Blu-Ray release include:

(Digital HD*, Disney Movies Anywhere, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray)

  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Making-of Featurettes
  • Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary

 (DVD)

  • Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron”
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene

The film was directed by James Gunn who also co-wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman.

25th Anniversary Blu-ray for Tim Burton’s Batman Revealed

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Warner Bros. has announced plans to release a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s iconic film adaptation of Batman. The Blu-ray edition will release on November 11.

Despite being a 25th Anniversary Edition, the release will have basically the same special features as previous releases. The only difference being an addition titled “Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster.” The feature allows you to discover how the film’s marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

The full press release is below:

To help mark Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) and DC Entertainment’s milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ popular Batman character, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, a new Blu-ray™ edition debuting November 11 (at $24.98 SRP) in the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe collector-style packaging. With its state-of-the-art sophisticated and durable design, the new packaging is perfect for those wishing to add this edition to their home libraries. Also included is Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster — a look at the phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight that set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

WBHE and DCE’s year-long celebration, befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero, will boast new products from WBE and DC Entertainment in numerous areas – comics, TV, Interactive Entertainment, Consumer Products and more. There is a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the new Batman: Arkham Knight video game. Various other events are taking place throughout the year.

In addition to releasing Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, WBHE will also feature the highly anticipated release of the 1960s Batman: The Complete Television Series for the first time ever. Other new home entertainment releases include animated films Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

In announcing the Batman 75th anniversary initiative in March, WB Chairman and Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara noted, “Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary. From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

About the Movie

In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched for Warner Bros. one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Batman was the top-grossing movie that year and subsequently became a global phenomenon.

Tim Burton’s vision and Michael Keaton’s performance as the Caped Crusader combine perfectly to capture Gotham City’s sinister atmosphere and Batman’s brooding nature. Jack Nicholson stars in a memorable performance as the maniacal Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist desired by both men. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, Batman won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young).

Special Features

Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (NEW) Discover how the film’s phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures

 

FROZEN Sing-Along Edition Arrives 11/18

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All the fans of Frozen in your life can now sing-along with all the catchy songs with their very own copy of Disney’s Sing-Along full length DVD edition of the popular animated film! The lyrics will be easy to follow with a bouncing “Frozen” snowflake with each song.

Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. It’s pure enchantment – and full of fun for the whole family!

Frozen features the all-star voice cast of Kristen Bell as Anna; Idina Menzel as Elsa; Jonathan Groff as mountain man Kristoff; Josh Gad as the lovable snowman Olaf; Santino Fontana as Hans; Alan Tudyk as the Duke of Weselton; Ciarán Hinds as Pabbie & Chris Williams as Oaken.

DVD features include:

  • Breaking The Ice (ALL-NEW)
  • Sing Along Version of the Film
  • Original Theatrical Version of the Film
  • “Get a Horse!” Mickey Mouse Short

The Frozen Sing-Along DVD releases on November 18, 2014.

The Walking Dead: Season Four Hits DVD and Blu-ray August 26

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“The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” will release on DVD and Blu-ray on August 26. The news was announced by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The release will contain five discs while the Blu-ray set will include Digital HD with Ultraviolet versions with episodes presented in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio.

The DVD and Blu-ray releases will include several hours of bonus features such as never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries, with ultra-exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray release, including additional audio commentaries and several “extended” episodes, debuting for the first time.

The fourth season’s cast starred Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. New characters introduced this season include Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gillard, Jr.), Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermott).

Season Four will also see a limited edition “Tree Walker” package release which you can above!

SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet, $69.98 for the DVD and $129.99 for the Blu-ray limited edition.

Season four saw Rick and his fellow survivors struggle to maintain their idealistic lifestyle in the prison in the face of threats, including the proliferation of walkers near the prison gates, the outbreak of a contagious and deadly flu-like infection within the prison population, and the spectre of The Governor, whose whereabouts and status are unknown. The second half of the season mainly focuses on the individual groups that escaped from the prison after its downfall, and their efforts to survive as they follow a line of railroad tracks to a supposed safe zone named Terminus

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Releases on Blu-Ray in August

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The official Blu-Ray and DVD release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is set to hit shelves on August 19. It will also become available on Digital HD two weeks beforehand on August 5. 

The Blu-ray extra features will include 13 deleted scenes with one titled “Peter Meets His Father.” Other features available on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray are a filmmaker commentary and a making-of documentary that details the filmmakers and cast’s approach to the blockbuster sequel. The package also boasts the music video for “It’s On Again” by Alicia Keys.

In addition to the regular Blu-Ray and DVD releases, there also will be an Electro collector’s edition set for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, also coming out August 19.

Amazon has listed The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Electro Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray set for $150. It comes with a replica of Electro’s head as the case. The back of his neck stores two Blu-Rays — including the 3D version — and a DVD.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield,Emma StoneJamie FoxxDane DeHaanCampbell ScottEmbeth DavidtzColm FeorePaul Giamatti, and Sally Field.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Blu-ray 9/9

FA3768AF-FDA6-4FF6-B183-0E2E12AAD906Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be available early on Digital 3D and HD August 19th, 2014 then on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand September 9th, 2014.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier is produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Bonus Materials for the release include:

Digital 3D, HD, & SD*

3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D BD + Single Disc BD + Digital Copy)

Blu-ray

  • Making-of Featurettes
  • Audio Commentary
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • And More…

 *Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

1-Disc DVD

  • Making-of Featurette
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene