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The Who rocks out on Blu-ray

Image Entertainment has announced a November 18th release day for the release of ‘The Who: Kilburn 1977’, which captures The Who’s return to the London stage after a year-long break. Watch as The Who perform classic songs such as ‘Behind Blue Eyes,’ ‘My Generation’ and ‘Baba O’Riley.’

Tech specs include 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video with English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo.


‘Eastern Promises’ heads to Blu-ray

Universal has announced an October 14th release day for ‘Eastern Promises’, starring Viggo Mortensen who received a Best Actor nomination at last year’s Academy Awards. The movie will be presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and DTS-HD Lossless audio. Unfortunately the bonus features are almost non-existent with only two featurettes accompanying the movie.


Paramount announces ‘Sweeney Todd’ Blu-ray

Dreamworks and Paramount today announced the upcoming Blu-ray release of ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, scheduled for release on October 21, 2008. The movie will be presented in 1.85:1 1080p video with a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio.

Bonus features include a ‘making of’ featurette, a press conference video, photo galleries, and much more — all of which was shot in HD.


‘Planet Of The Apes: 40 Year Evolution Blu-ray Collection’ announced

Fox Home Entertainment today announced that the upcoming November 4th release of ‘Planet Of The Apes: 40 Year Evolution Blu-ray Collection’. The set includes all five original ‘Planet of the Apes’ films on BD-50s, presented in 2.35:1 1080p AVC with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

The five films included are:
1) Planet Of The Apes
2) Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
3) Escape From The Planet Of The Apes
4) Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
5) Battle For The Planet Of The Apes

Extras include behind-the-scenes footage, commentary, documentaries, photo galleries and much more.


Top 20 Blu-ray movies for the week ending July 20, 2008


‘JFK’ Blu-ray Cover Art

Release date: November 11, 2008


Sony to re-release ‘Casino Royale’

Sony Pictures has announced that it will re-release ‘Casino Royale’ as a two-disc collector’s edition on October 21, 2008. The James Bond movie was originally released on Blu-ray in March 2007 but lacked any substantial bonus features.

The two-disc reissure will include a new Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack along with tons of new extras, such as: cast & crew commetaries, two documentaries, two featurettes, six deleted scenes and more. As a bonus, movie cash for the upcoming Bond film, ‘Quantum of Solace’ will be included.


New releases for July 29, 2008

Here are this week’s new releases:

The Band’s Visit
Beowulf: The Director’s Cut
The Big White
Clear and Present Danger
Dark City
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Human Body: Pushing the Limits
The Hunt for Red October
The Lost Boys
Lost Boys: The Tribe
Never Back Down
Patriot Games
Perhaps Love
Robin Hood: Season One
Shine a Light
Stargate: Continuum
The Sum of All Fears
The Tiger Blade
Top Gun

Via EngadgetHD


‘Futurama: Bender’s Game’ heads to Blu-ray

The following image was taken at this year’s Comic Con:


Via /Film

Computer animated ‘Resident Evil: Degeneration’ coming in 2008

Seven years after the destruction of Raccoon City, the war against the zombies rages on in RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION, a co-production of CAPCOM and Sony Japan based on the popular video game and film franchise.

Making its theatrical debut this fall in Japan and coming to DVD, Blu-ray and PSP in North America later in 2008, this all-CGI animated feature tells the story of the “Umbrella Incident” that took place in Raccoon City which ended with a missile attack ordered by the government intended to wipe out the deadly zombie virus.

Following this catastrophe, the Umbrella Corporation’s stock plummeted. This serious blow to the business giant resulted in its complete dissolution. 7 years later, at an airport somewhere in the United States, on an ordinary autumn afternoon, a zombie is unleashed. Now, in an airport beginning to fill with the undead, the horrific disaster is about to repeat itself…


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