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‘The Tale of Despereaux’ coming to Blu-ray

Universal announced today that “The Tale of Despereaux” is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on March 17, 2009. The film will be presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p video (2.35:1 aspect ratio) and an English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track.

Bonus features shared with the DVD include two featurettes, scene progressions, deleted songs, an interactive game, and a preview of “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey.” Exclusive to the Blu-ray version are two Bonus View picture-in-picture tracks, a second game, and BD-Live-enabled My Scenes Sharing.


‘Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter’ Blu-ray Cover Art

Release date: March 24, 2009


‘Brokeback Mountain’ Blu-ray Cover Art

Release date: March 10, 2009


‘Falling Down’ Blu-ray Cover Art

Release date: May 26, 2009


‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ Blu-ray Cover Art

Release date: TBA


‘The Fast and the Furious Trilogy’ Blu-ray Cover Art

Release date: March 24, 2009


‘Arctic Tale’ Blu-ray Cover Art

Release date: April 21, 2009


New releases for January 27, 2009

Here are this week’s new Blu-ray Disc releases:

Any Given Sunday
The Bourne Trilogy
Groundhog Day
Hulk Vs.
Lakeview Terrace
Open Season 2
The Pink Panther
Pride and Glory
The Rocker
Stomp: Live
Vicky Cristina Barcelona


‘Rachel Getting Married’ heads to Blu-ray

Rachel Getting Married, the indie drama with tons of buzz, arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on March 10. Directed by Jonathan Demme and penned by first-time writer Jenny Lumet, the film stars Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominee Anne Hathaway, Academy Award-nominee Debra Winger, Bill Irwin and Rosemarie Dewitt.

The Rachel Getting Married bonus features include deleted scenes, filmmaker and cast audio commentaries, featurettes, and a Q&A panel with Jonathan Demme.

The Blu-ray Disc version of Rachel Getting Married is BD-Live enabled, allowing users to download exclusive content via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player.


‘Fly Away Home’ and ‘Winged Migration’ soar onto Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings two Oscar-nominees “Fly Away Home” and “Winged Migration” to Blu-ray on April 7, 2009. Anna Paquin stars as Amy Alden, a 13-year-old who, along with her father, set out on a dangerous trek in order to lead a flock of orphaned geese south in Fly Away Home. Winged Migration is an award-winning documentary about birds in flight in their natural world.

Fly Away Home Special Features:

– Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
– Director and Cinematographer’s Commentary
– HBO Special “Leading the Flock”
– Exclusive Featurette – “Operation Migration: Birds of a Feather”
– “Ultra Geese”
– Theatrical Trailers

For Winged Migration, five film crews followed a variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. With teams totaling more than 450 people, 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers used planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons to fly alongside, above, below and in front of their subjects.

Winged Migration Blu-ray Disc Special Features:

– Director’s Commentary
– Making Of Featurette
– Creating the Music Featurette
– Beautiful photo gallery with Filmmaker Commentary
– In-depth Filmmaker interviews


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