G-Force on Blu-ray and DVD, Inglourious Basterds on Blu-ray and DVD, Plus More

G-FORCE on Blu-ray and DVD, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS on Blu-ray and DVD, STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, SEASON 3 on Blu-ray.

G-FORCE on Blu-ray and DVD, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS on Blu-ray and DVD, STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, SEASON 3 on Blu-ray.

G-FORCE on Blu-ray and DVD

* Read our profile on Hoyt Yeatman, the visual effects veteran who worked on the film for six years.

Press Release from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Burbank, Calif., September 25, 2009 – Charging home on December 15th comes Walt Disney Pictures’ actionpacked comedy-adventure G-Force. Packaged as an exciting Disney “Combo Pack” (a Blu-ray + DVD + DisneyFile Digital Copy of the movie in a single package), families can finally look forward to enjoying this thrilling story about a covert group of feisty furball Guinea Pigs anytime, anywhere and on a compatible format of their choice -- Blu-ray player, car, PC and/or portable device.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean), G-Force takes audiences on a deliriously entertaining thrill ride with a whole new breed of hero, featuring a stellar cast including Nicolas Cage (National Treasure), Sam Rockwell (Moon), Jon Favreau (I Love You, Man), Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona), Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), and Steve Buscemi (Charlotte’s Web), with live performances by Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Will Arnett (Ratatouille) and Zak Galifianakis (The Hangover). Academy Award-winning visual effects master Hoyt H. Yeatman, Jr. (1989 winner for Best Effects; Visual Effects, The Abyss) makes his directing debut. Destined to be the family comedy hit of the season, and released just in time for the holidays, G-Force includes a fascinating line-up of behind-the-scenes features, hilarious deleted movie scenes and a collection of music videos featuring songs from the film. And exclusively for Blu-ray owners, there are three CGI effect bonus features that will satisfy their quest to join the rodent spy world.

Deluxe DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def Bonus Features:

* Audio Commentary—with director Hoyt H. Yeatman, Jr.

* Blasters Boot Camp—Blaster (Tracy Morgan) gives viewers a high-energy, high-tech orientation into the elite world of the G-Force.

* G-Force Mastermind—Hollywood legend Jerry Bruckheimer and CG effects whiz Hoyt H. Yeatman, Jr. reveal the inspiration for this exciting adventure.

* G-Farce: Bloopers—A collection of light-hearted flubs from the set that prove to err is not only human!

* Deleted Scenes

* Three Music Videos:

* “Jump” by Flo Rida featuring Nelly Furtado

* “Ready To Rock” by Steve Rushton

* “Go G-Force”

Exclusive Blu-ray Hi-Def Bonus Features:

* Cine-Explore with Darwin, Blaster and their Creator—Darwin, Blaster and director Hoyt H. Yeatman reveal the secrets behind G-Force covert operations and the groundbreaking computer graphic work that brought this elite team of Guinea pigs to life.

* Bruckheimer Animated—A retrospective of groundbreaking computer graphic effects in the work of Jerry Bruckheimer, plus an inside peek into the top-secret creation of G-Force’s state-of-the-art visual magic.

* Access Granted: Inside the Animation Lab—Director and computer graphic master Yeatman Jr., takes viewers on an exclusive tour of the high-security facility and shows how the G-Force was animated from initial sketches to completed performances. 

A top-secret, highly trained trio of guinea pig super spies is assigned to stop a dastardly plot to take over the world in G-Force, a gorgeously rendered CGI adventure from famed producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Squad leader Darwin (voiced by Sam Rockwell) will do what it takes to guarantee the success of his team, which also includes Blaster (Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude, and Juarez (Penelope Cruz), gorgeous martial arts pro. With the help of Speckles (Nicolas Cage), a star-nosed mole, and myriad other members of the animal kingdom, the G-Force tries to derail evil appliance mogul Leonard Saber’s power grab. It helps when your fly-on-the wall reconnaissance expert is, well, a fly on the wall!

G-Force has a suggested retail price of $44.99 (US) and $51.99 (Canada) for the Blu-ray Combo Pack, $39.99 (US) and $44.99 (Canada) for the 2-Disc DVD with a DisneyFile Digital Copy of the movie, and $29.99 (US) and $35.99 (Canada) for the 1-Disc DVD.

BLU-RAY HI-DEF

STREET DATE: December 15, 2009

Direct prebook: October 6, 2009

Distributor prebook: October 20, 2009

Pricing: Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack: $44.99 (US); $51.99(Canada)

Feature run time: 88 minutes

Rated: ‘PG’ (US); ‘PG’ (Canada)

Bonus Materials Not Rated

Technical specifications may only apply to feature.

Aspect ratio: 2.40:1

Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD 48 KHz/24-bit; French and Spanish

5.1 Dolby Digital

Languages: English, Spanish, French

DVD

STREET DATE: December 15, 209

Direct prebook: October 6, 2009

Distributor prebook: October 20, 2009

Pricing: 2-Disc DVD: $39.99 (US); $44.99 (Canada)

1-Disc DVD: $29.99 (US); $35.99 (Canada)

Feature run time: 88 minutes

Rated: ‘PG’ (US); ‘PG’ (Canada)

Bonus Materials Not Rated

Technical specifications may only apply to feature.

Aspect ratio: 2.40:1

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound

Languages: English, Spanish, French

About Disney’s Combo Pack:

To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney movies, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc plus a DVD and a DisneyFile Digital Copy of the film in a single package. Current Disney branded titles available as Combo Packs include High School Musical 3, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bolt, Bedtime Stories, Race To Witch Mountain, Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana The Movie.

About Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE):

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Home Entertainment is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS on Blu-ray and DVD

* Read our feature interview with John Dykstra, who managed the visual effects work on the film.

Press Release from Universal Studios Home Entertainmment

Universal City, California, October 20, 2009 – Cinematic icon and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2, Pulp Fiction) helms one of the most audaciously inventive, eagerly-anticipated films of the year, Inglourious Basterds, coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on December 15, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Burn After Reading) in an audacious, adrenaline-packed, high-octane World War II revenge fantasy, Inglourious Basterds has been hailed as one of Tarantino’s most stylish and entertaining films to date. From its deceptively bucolic opening scenes to its incendiary final moments, Inglourious Basterds delivers a heady combination of fact and fantasy that never fails to surprise.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds is available on Two-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def, Two-Disc DVD Special Edition, Single-Disc DVD and download to own. Both the Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD come with a Digital Copy of the film for a limited time only just in time for the holiday season and over 90 minutes of startling and engrossing behind-the-scenes bonus features.

Brad Pitt shines as the bodacious American commander of a lethal team of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” - whose exploits in occupied France strike terror in the hearts of the German rank and file and enrage the German High Command. The acclaimed cast also includes Christoph Waltz, who was named Best Actor at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for his unforgettable performance as a charming but cunning Nazi officer, B.J. Novak (“The Office”), Diane Kruger (National Treasure), Eli Roth (director of Hostel), Mélanie Laurent (Paris), and Michael Fassbender (The Bourne Ultimatum).

In addition, notable veteran guest stars including Mike Myers (Austin Powers), Rod Taylor (The Birds), Julie Dreyfus, (Kill Bill Vol. 1) and others contribute to this larger-than-life story that mixes pulp and propaganda in Tarantino’s inimitable way.

Inglourious Basterds is priced at $39.98 SRP for Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray, $34.98 SRP for Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and $29.98 SRP for Single Disc DVD. Preorder close is November 3, 2009.

BONUS FEATURES

All three editions of Inglourious Basterds include:

* Extended & Alternate Scenes

* Nation’s Pride – The film within the film Inglourious Basterds can be seen it its entirety

* Domestic and International Trailers

Both the Two-Disc Special Edition and Blu-ray also come with:

* Roundtable Discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and film historian/critic Elvis Mitchell

* The Making of Nation’s Pride

* The Original Inglorious Bastards - a salute to the original 1978 film

* A Conversation with veteran actor Rod Taylor

* Rod Taylor on Victoria Bitters, the Australian beer

* Quentin Tarantino’s Camera Angel

* Hi Sallys – Gag Reel

* Film Poster Gallery Tour with Elvis Mitchell

* Inglourious Basterds Poster Gallery

* Digital Copy of Inglourious Basterds

In addition to the above features, the Inglourious Basterds Blu-ray Hi-Def release includes:

* BD-Live— Access the BD-Live Center with your Internet-connected player to download the latest trailers, host a chat with your buddies, upload your own webcam commentary, and more!

SYNOPSIS

In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as “the Basterds,” Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own....

Employing pulp and propaganda in equal measure, Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS weaves together the infamous, oppressed, real and larger-than-life stories of WWII. 

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CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

Screenplay By: Quentin Tarantino

Produced By: Lawrence Bender

Director of Photography: Robert Richardson

Editor: Sally Menke

Production Designer: David Wasco

Costumes By: Anna B. Sheppard

Cast: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Mike Meyers, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger, Gideon Burkhard, Jacky Ido, B.J. Novak, Omar Doom, August Diehl, Rod Taylor

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Two-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def Special Edition

Street Date: December 15, 2009

Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61108483

Running Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Rating: R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality

Technical Info: English HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish and French DTS Surround 5.1, English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Two-Disc DVD Special Edition

Street Date: December 15, 2009

Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 6110154

Running Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes

Layers: DVD-9

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Rating: R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality

Technical Info: English DTS Dolby Digital 5.1, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Single-Disc DVD

Street Date: December 15, 2009

Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61108380

Running Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes

Layers: DVD-9

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Rating: R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality

Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles 

STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, SEASON 3 on Blu-ray and DVD

Press Release from Paramount

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (November 6, 2009) - An unaired alternative version of the original STAR TREK pilot, found after 40 years, will be available to the public for sale for the first time ever as part of the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON THREE Blu-ray disc collection.

The newly discovered version of the original pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before," includes an alternative monologue by William Shatner, as well as different theme music and closing credits. It is presented in three parts with 1970s-style act breaks and was obtained from Magic Picture Home Entertainment GmbH.  The Blu-ray set will be released on December 15 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Featuring all 24 episodes of the legendary third season, the six-disc set is presented in pristine 7.1 DTS-HD Master audio and superior picture quality offering the best possible home viewing experience. The BD-Live enabled discs also offer seamless branching allowing fans to toggle between watching these classic episodes as they were originally broadcast, or the newly remastered versions with enhanced special effects and sound for the best of both worlds. Also, every disc is Mobile BluTM enabled.  Once downloaded, Mobile BluTM allows fans to turn their iPhones and iPod Touchs into Blu-ray player remote controls and download content for on-the-go entertainment.

In addition to the alternate version of the show's original pilot and interaction via BD-Live, the set includes new featurettes from Star Trek-themed panels at ComicCon International 2009 including "The Anthropology of Star Trek" and "The World of Rod Roddenberry," plus a 20-minute piece hosted by David Gerrold, the writer behind the classic episode "The Trouble With Tribbles."

Premiering in 1966, STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES aired for three seasons and launched a worldwide phenomenon for numerous television series and feature films that continues today.  The series starred one of the most pivotal casts in television history including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig.

STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON THREE BLU-RAY will be available for the suggested retail price of $118.99 US and $136.99 CAN. The set is presented in the original 4:3 aspect ratio with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Original 2.0 Mono, Spanish 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono sound.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated G in Canada.  The total running time is 22 Hrs., 31 Min.  The breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                   

Spock's Brain

The Enterprise Incident

The Paradise Syndrome

And the Children Shall Lead

Is There In Truth No Beauty?

Special Features:

Preview trailers for each episode

BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu enabled

Disc Two:           

Spectre of the Gun

Day of the Dove

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

The Tholian Web

Plato's Stepchildren

Special Features:

Preview trailers for each episode

BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu enabled

Disc Three:                                   

Wink of an Eye

The Empath

Elaan of Troyius

Whom Gods Destroy

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

Special Features:

Preview trailers for each episode

BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu enabled

Disc Four:           

The Mark of Gideon

That Which Survives

The Lights of Zetar

Requiem for Methuselah

The Way to Eden

Special Features:

Preview trailers for each episode

BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu enabled

Disc Five:

The Cloud Minders

The Savage Curtain

All Our Yesterdays

Turnabout Intruder

Special Features:

Preview trailers for each episode

Life Beyond Trek: Walter Koenig

Chief Engineer's Log

Memoir From Mr. Sulu

Captain's Log: Bob Justman

BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu enabled

Disc Six:           

The Cage

The Cage (Extended Version)

Special Features:

Where No Man Has Gone Before (The Unaired Alternate Version of the Pilot)

David Gerrold Hosts "2009 Convention Coverage"

"The Anthropology of Star Trek" Comic-Con Panel 2009

"The World of Rod Roddenberry" Comic-Con 2009

Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories

Part 3

"To Boldly Go..." Season Three

Collectible Trek

Star Trek's Impact

BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu enabled

Star Trek: The Original Series Season 3 Blu-Ray

Street Date: December 15, 2009

Pricing: $118.99 US/ $136.99 CAN

Catalog #: 074354

Runtime: 22 Hrs., 31 Min.

U.S. Rating: NR

Canadian Rating: G

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