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Paramount Announces New Blu-ray Releases

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced its first day-and-date Blu-ray release, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, will come out on June 24, rolling out in key international markets beginning in July.

In the U.S., THERE WILL BE BLOOD, CLOVERFIELD, BEE MOVIE, FACE/OFF and NEXT will begin arriving May 20 to capitalize on Memorial Day and Father's Day. Internationally, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES will be followed by CLOVERFIELD and the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN beginning in August.

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES launches Paramount's day-and-date new release strategy. Based on the best-selling series of books, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES takes viewers on a fantastical journey into the unseen world all around us. The Blu-ray disc will include behind-the-scenes featurettes, an exploration of the Spiderwick world and an exclusive peek inside Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide.

Paramount's 2008 Blu-ray titles debut on May 20 in the U.S. with two sensational action-adventures: a Special Collector's Edition of FACE/OFF, the mind-blowing crime-drama starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, with special features such as multiple commentaries, deleted scenes, an alternate ending and making-of documentary. Sci-fi thriller NEXT, which stars Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel in an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story, also comes out May 20. The Next Blu-ray includes a making-of featurette, "Visualizing the Next Move," "The Next Grand Idea" and "Two Minutes in the Future with Jessica Biel."

DreamWorks Animation's BEE MOVIE also will buzz onto Blu-ray on May 20. The hilarious animated adventure from renowned comedian Jerry Seinfeld took audiences by swarm and earned approximately $287 million in worldwide box office. The BEE MOVIE Blu-ray features a wealth of bonus materials including "Barry's Trivia Track" with fun pop-up trivia, changeable menus, a Build-A-Bee feature to allow viewers to create their own avatar, lost scenes and alternate endings.

Following the initial wave of titles, producer J.J. Abrams' monster hit, CLOVERFIELD, arrives on Blu-ray on June 3. Earning more than $166 million in worldwide box office to date, the CLOVERFIELD Blu-ray will include an exclusive feature-length "Special Investigation Mode" with added details about the film. Additional features include a director commentary, making-of featurettes, deleted scenes and alternate endings with commentary.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson's critically-acclaimed epic THERE WILL BE BLOOD also arrives on Blu-ray June 3. The Blu-ray features a slideshow of vintage photos selected by the director and set to the unforgettable score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, deleted scenes and a featurette on dailies.

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