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Super 8 Game Hide and Tweet Debuts

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 11:07am

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) invites fans across the country to enter into the world of mystery and adventure created by director J.J. Abrams in his sensational coming-of-age story SUPER 8 with a unique Twitter promotion.

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Harry Potter Finale Comes to DVD & Blu-ray

The “Boy Who Lived” comes face to face with the enemy of the wizarding world for a final, epic battle in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2” when it arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on November 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Anime Seris Un-Go

Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of UN-GO (pronounced An Go,) the eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES.

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Disney Release Four New Titles on Blu-ray 3-D

Leading the way in the advancement of 3D entertainment and continuing its commitment to the growing Blu-ray 3D market, The Walt Disney Studios announced release plans to add four new titles to its growing in-home Blu-ray 3D line-up.

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure Rockets to DVD

This November, parents and their preschoolers are invited to blast off with Mickey and pals on a rocketship full of fun in The Walt Disney Studios newest release of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure, a new, full-length intergalactic adventure that takes the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy – into outer space on a search for the ultimate space treasure.

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Atlas Shrugged: Part I Arrives On Blu-ray and DVD

Powerful forces trigger a global revolution when the highly-anticipated film adaptation of The New York Times-bestselling novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I, emerges on Blu-ray and DVD November 8 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Blu-ray: CARS 2 (2011)

Disney continues their winning streak with this showroom quality release. The 1080p AVC-encoded transfer has impeccable detail from the slightest dents and rust on the cars to the vast crowds of vehicles at the races. Color quality is electric, giving viewers vibrant primary colors, especially the neon in the Japanese sequence. Digital anomalies are pretty much absent. With so much red in the palette, the absence of banding and aliasing is impressive.

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Blu-ray: ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011)

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:26am

While it's not perfect, Sony does bring a handsome transfer of this low budget production, which is destined to become a cult classic. The MPEG-4 AVC encoded Blu-ray is true to its source. The color palette is desaturated and dark due to the low light. This lessens detail in the outdoor night sequences, as well as suffers from limited pixelation, but the picture becomes richer in the brighter indoor scenes. Film grain is natural and unobtrusive. Black levels, however, are inconsistent, but shine in the inky black of the alien invaders, which are meant to look like black holes running across the screen. And boy do the glow in the dark teeth of the aliens pop.

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Water for Elephants Enters Blu-ray/DVD Big Top

Take a journey back in time with the romantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s New York Times #1 Best-Seller novel of the same name, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Blu-ray: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (2011)

From Fox comes a beautiful transfer of Francis Lawrence's romantic ode to the circus. The AVC encoded 1080p transfer is a nearly perfect. The color palette is rich and nuanced. The bookend sequences, which have a heavier film grain, have a more natural tone. When the film moves to the Depression era, the saturated colors pop. The lavish red of August's ringmaster jacket. The rustic circus banners. The detail provides that virtual 3-D appeal. Look at the detail of the face of elephant and the vintage costumes. The only blaring problem is pixilation during the scene where Jacob catches the train at night. This is probably due to the scene being shot day for night and digitally rendered dark.

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Essential Daffy Duck Collection Comes to DVD

That zany duck, Daffy Duck, one of Looney Tunes’ most enduring characters is celebrated in his very own DVD release when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings The Essential Daffy Duck Collection to consumers November 1, 2011.

Digital Headline News

Crazy, Stupid, Love Charms Its Way Onto Blu-ray/DVD

Crazy, Stupid, Love, the perfect combination of sexy and cute, will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download November 1 from Warner Home Entertainment Group.

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Strawberry Shortcake: Bright Lights, Big Dreams Blossoms onto DVD

Arriving just in time for the holidays, our deliciously sweet girl next door takes a new turn as STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG DREAMS comes to DVD November 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Blu-ray: WINNIE THE POOH (2011)

Disney proves once again why Blu-ray is so great for animation. This 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer of the new WINNIE THE POOH feature shows off the richness of the hand drawn animation. Line quality is detailed throughout. The watercolor backgrounds are painterly. Colors range from the subtle to the striking primaries used for Pooh's shirt for instance. Blacks are inky and consistent. Digital compression issues are nonexistent. The picture is about as flawless as it can get.

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