9 on DVD and Blu-ray, Jennifer's Body on DVD and Blu-ray, Plus More

9 on DVD and Blu-ray, JENNIFER'S BODY on DVD and Blu-ray, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY on DVD and Blu-ray.

9 on DVD and Blu-ray, JENNIFER'S BODY on DVD and Blu-ray, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY on DVD and Blu-ray

9 on DVD and Blu-ray

* Read our feature interview with director Shane Acker

* Read our feature interview with co-producer Timur Bekmambetov

Press Release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

OVERVIEW: Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) join forces to produce Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling animated epic adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world unlike any imagined. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Jennifer Connelly (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Crispin Glover(Beowulf), 9 dynamically explores the will to live, the power of community and how one soul can change the world. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is offering up a $100,000 chance of a lifetime to celebrate the Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD release of 9 this holiday. Beginning November 18th, fans have a chance to win $100,000 to save the world their way! With this much cash, the winner can donate to a children’s rescue, give to the homeless or return to school – fans can create their own once-in-a-lifetime mission! Over 200 additional prizes will be awarded, including HDTVs, Netbooks, Blu-ray players and more. Each winner of these additional prizes gets two – one for themselves and one to give away this holiday. (*$100,000 prize will be awarded in the form of a check to the winner.)

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF: Unleash the power of your HDTV and experience 9 with perfect picture and purest digital sound.

* U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature puts the viewer just one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.

* BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through an Internet-connected player to download exclusive content, the latest trailers and more!

* ON TOUR WITH SHANE ACKER: Take a tour of the production with director Shane Acker as he explains the production process step-by-step and introduces the team responsible for creating 9.

* MY SCENES SHARING: Bookmark favorite scenes from 9, then share with BD-Live buddies!

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY HI-DEF AND DVD):

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* 9 - THE ORIGINAL SHORT: Experience the spectacular short film with optional commentary by writer/ director/ animator Shane Acker and animation director Joe Ksander.

* THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT: From creating an 11-minute short, to running a full-scale feature length production, see how writer/director/animator Shane Acker went from the short 9 to the long 9, including a behind-thescenes look at script development, pre-production in LA, production in Luxembourg, budgets, scheduling and more!

* THE LOOK OF 9: An in-depth look at the design, color and texture of 9.

* ACTING OUT: Learn how shooting live-action reference helped animation director Joe Ksander animate 9’s nonhuman characters. Take a closer look at this process and hear from some of the animators about their performances.

* FEATURE COMMENTARY: Delve deeper into the world of 9 with writer/director/animator Shane Acker, animation director Joe Ksander, head of story Ryan O’Loughlin and editor Nick Kenway.

SYNOPSIS: From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able to change the course of history. Featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Crispin Glover, it’s a thrilling, suspenseful story critics call, “richly imaginative.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/9/

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY HI-DEF:

Street Date: December 29, 2009

Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 62106416

Running Time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1

Rating: PG-13 for violence and scary images

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date: December 29, 2009

Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 62106415

Running time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1

Rating: PG-13 for violence and scary images

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Cast: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Fred Tatasciore

Directed By: Shane Acker

Written By: Shane Acker (story), Pamela Pettler (screenplay)

Produced By: Jim Lemley, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, Dana Ginsburg

Co-Produced By: Jinko Gotoh, Marci Levine

Animation Direction By: Joe Ksander

Art Direction By: Christophe Vacher

Production Design By: Robert St. Pierre, Fred Warter

Editor: Nick Kenway

Music By: Danny Elfman (themes), Deborah Lurie (score)

Casting By: Mindy Marin

JENNIFER'S BODY on DVD and Blu-ray

* Read our feature article about the visual effects work that went into the film

Press Release from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, CA – (November 2nd, 2009) In every school there’s one girl, every girl wants to be friends with…and every guy would die for. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a “student body” with a ferocious bite when Jennifer’s Body arrives on unrated Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD December 29. Sexy temptress Megan Fox (Transformers) is hotter than hell as Jennifer, a gorgeous, seductive cheerleader who takes evil to a whole new level after she’s possessed by a sinister demon. Steamy action and gore galore ensue as the male student body succumbs to Jennifer's insatiable appetite for human flesh. Now it’s up to her best friend (Amanda Seyfried; Mamma Mia!) to stop the demonic diva’s reign of terror before it's too late!

Fueled by the satiric wit of Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno), the sexy horror directed by Karyn Kusama (Aeon Flux) features a strong supporting cast of young Hollywood stars including Adam Brody (“The O.C.”), Johnny Simmons (Hotel For Dogs) and Chris Pratt (Bride Wars) as well as J.K. Simmons (Juno) and Amy Sedaris (“Strangers With Candy”). Killer bonus features include an unrated extended cut packed with more sex and terror in addition to writer and director commentary, deleted scenes, gag reel, video diaries, a Megan Fox PSA and much more. Jennifer’s Body will be available on Blu-ray (BD) as a two-disc release featuring a Digital Copy version of the extended cut for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada and standard DVD for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada.

Technical Specs
Street Date: December 29, 2009 
Screen Format: Widescreen – 1.85:1 
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio; Spanish, French and Portuguese Dolby Digital with English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai subtitles (Blu-ray (BD))
English 5.1 Dolby Digital; Spanish and French Dolby Surround with English, Spanish and French subtitles (Standard)
Total Run Time: 102 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Closed Captioned: Yes

Blu-ray (BD) Features:

Disc One

* Theatrical Feature Film (Optional Audio Commentary with Director Karyn Kusama and Writer Diablo Cody)

* Extended Version (Optional Audio Commentary with Director Karyn Kusama)

* Deleted Scenes

* Gag Reel

* Jennifer’s Body: The Dead Pool

* Video Diaries

Disc Two

* Digital Copy of Jennifer’s Body (Extended Version)

Standard DVD Features:

* Theatrical Feature Film (optional Audio Commentary with Director Karyn Kusama and Writer Diablo Cody)

* Extended Version (optional Audio Commentary with Director Karyn Kusama)

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY on DVD and Blu-ray

Press Release from Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The “truly scary” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), edge-of-your-seat horror film PARANORMAL ACTIVITY will make its presence known on DVD and two-disc Blu-ray December 29, 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Hailed as “a horror phenomenon” (Richard Corliss, Time) and “one of the scariest movies of all time” (BloodyDisgusting.com) the hypnotic and harrowing film drove filmgoers to demand that it play in their cities, ultimately earning over $100 million at the domestic box office.  Loaded with suspense and punctuated by moments of sudden and unexpected horror right up to the shocking ending, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is more frightening to watch at home, even with the lights on.

Written and directed by Oren Peli, the intense and chilling story follows a young, middle-class couple who become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.  Especially while they sleep.  The DVD and two-disc Blu-ray include the original theatrical version of the film, plus an unrated version with a shocking alternate ending not seen in theaters.  The Blu-ray also includes a digital copy of the theatrical version.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY DVD & Blu-ray

The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround (theatrical version only) and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The two-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital (theatrical version only) and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.  Special features include:

*Unrated version with alternate ending not seen in theaters

*Digital copy of theatrical version (Blu-ray only)

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

Street Date:December 29, 2009

S.R.P.:$29.99 U.S (DVD) $40.99 U.S. (Blu-ray)

Runtime:86 minutes

U.S. Rating:R for language

Canadian Rating:14A for frightening scenes and coarse language; not recommended for children

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