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Planet 51 on Blu-ray and DVD, Plus More

PLANET 51 on Blu-ray and DVD, BARBIE IN A MERMAID TALE on DVD, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY on Blu-ray and DVD, NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN, VOL. 7 on DVD, OLD DOGS on Blu-ray and DVD, and UP IN THE AIR on Blu-ray and DVD.

PLANET 51 on Blu-ray and DVD, BARBIE IN A MERMAID TALE on DVD, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY on Blu-ray and DVD, NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN, VOL. 7 on DVD, OLD DOGS on Blu-ray and DVD, and UP IN THE AIR on Blu-ray and DVD.

PLANET 51 on Blu-ray and DVD

Press Release from Sony

CULVER CITY, CALIF. -- An all-star cast gives voice to the galactic-sized animated sci-fi adventure comedy Planet 51, blasting off on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on March 9, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. An out-of-this-world adventure for both children and adults, the CG animated film features the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson (Race to Witch Mountain), Jessica Biel (TVs Seventh Heaven), Justin Long (Alvin & the Chipmunks 2), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight), Seann William Scott (American Pie franchise) and John Cleese (Monty Python). The tables are turned when an astronaut arrives on a distant planet, but he's not alone; he's surrounded by aliens who desperately fear invasion by...aliens. Planet 51 transports the entire family into a whole new world where green aliens are at home and humans are on the run.

The extensive DVD bonus features include both widescreen and full-frame presentations of the feature, extended scenes, a Planet 51 music video montage, the time-based obstacle course game Run Rover Run!, and a multi-angle feature which allows users to view a four split-screen panel showing the breakdown of the animation progression process from storyboard, to animatics, to rendering through final animation. In addition, there is the short film The World of Planet 51,a clip reel showing the various environments found in the film; as well as two behind-the-scenes featurettes: Life on Planet 51, a making-of documentary incorporating interviews with the voice cast, animators, and filmmakers; and Planetarium - The Voice Stars of Planet 51, which includes interviews with Justin Long, Jessica Biel and Dwayne Johnson.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes the exclusive game, Target 51 Game where players can help Chuck get to Planet 51 with multi-level shooting, which can be controlled with a standard remote or special downloadable app. The Planet 51 app for the iPhone or iPod touch will be available for download from iTunes. The family-friendly Planet 51 will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for $39.95 SRP and on DVD for $28.96 SRP.

Synopsis:

When Chuck the astronaut (Dwayne Johnson) lands on a distant planet filled with little green people, he is surprised to discover that we are not alone in the galaxy. But he gets the shock of his life when the residents of Planet 51 mistakenly believe that his presence is the start of an alien invasion of the human kind! Luckily, an alien teenager named Lem (Justin Long) quickly realizes that Chuck is friendly and the two blast off on an adventure to try and return Chuck safely to his space ship!

Directed by Jorge Blanco and co-directed by Javier Abad and Marcos Martínez, Planet 51 was written by Academy Award nominee Joe Stillman (Best Adapted Screenplay, Shrek, 2001) and produced by Guy Collins and Ignacio Pérez Dolset.

1-Disc DVD Bonus Features Include:

* Game Exclusive: Run Rover Run!

* Extended Scenes

* Short Film: The World of Planet 51

* Featurette: Life on Planet 51

* Featurette: Planetarium The Voice Stars of Planet 51

* Planet 51 Music Video Montage

* Animation Progression Reels

*Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Bonus Features Include:

* Game Exclusive: Target 51 Game

* Extended Scenes

* Short Film: The World of Planet 51

* Featurette: Life on Planet 51

* Featurette: Planetarium The Voice Stars of Planet 51

* Planet 51 Music Video Montage

* Animation Progression Reels

Planet 51 has a running time of approximately 91 minutes and is rated PG for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor. Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com <http://www.sphepublicity.com>. Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com <http://www.sonypictures.com/>.

Academy Award is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

1-Disc DVD Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

DVD Catalog #: 32144

BD/DVD Catalog #: 32147

DVD UPC Code: 043396321441

BD/DVD UPC Code: 043396321472

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. SPE is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 100 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at www.sonypictures.com <http://www.sonypictures.com/>. For more info on Blu-ray Disc, visit www.sonypictures.com/bluray <http://www.sonypictures.com/bluray>.

BARBIE IN A MERMAID TALE on DVD

From Amazon:

Barbie stars as Merliah, a surfing champion from Malibu. One minute she’s a normal teenager and the next she learns a shocking family secret: she’s a mermaid! Merliah and her dolphin friend Zuma set off on an undersea adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana. With help from her new mermaid friends, Merliah saves the ocean kingdom. In the end, she discovers what makes you different can also be your greatest strength.

DVD Info

Released:March 09, 2010

MPAA Rating:NR

Region:1

Screen:COLOR/WSE

Language:Eng/Fre/Spa

Sound:DD5.1/DD2

Distributed By (Studio):Universal Studios

DVD Sides:1

Special features:

Music video

Outtakes

I Can Be...a Surfer featuring Stephanie Gilmore, the #1 female surfer and Teen Choice award winner

THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY on Blu-ray and DVD

* Editor's note: Visual effects by Mr. X

Press Release from Sony

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 15, 2010) – Writer/Director Troy Duffy’s much-anticipated sequel to the cult classic The Boondock Saints blasts its way onto Blu-ray and DVD March 9 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. The tough, stylized, vigilante-justice saga follows the boys when they return to Boston after being framed for the murder of a priest. Joined by a new accomplice, the Saints exact vengeance on those responsible and at the same time, discover a deeper plot rooted in their own family’s legacy of violence. Joining original cast members Sean Patrick Flanery (TV’s “Stephen King’s Dead Zone”), Norman Reedus (Cadillac Records, American Gangster), David Della Rocco (Jake’s Corner), and Billy Connolly (The X Files: I Want to Believe) are Clifton Collins Jr.(Star Trek, Brothers), Julie Benz (TV’s “Dexter”), Peter Fonda (Wild Hogs, Ghost Rider), and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire).

The Blu-ray and DVD special features on The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day include two commentary tracks with filmmakers & cast, deleted scenes, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes: the making-of documentary “Unprecedented Access: Behind the Scenes” and “Billy Connolly and Troy Duffy: Unedited,” a multi-camera, off-the-cuff conversation in which they discuss the success of the first movie, their evolutions as filmmaker and actor, and what they hope to capture on their second go-round. The Blu-ray exclusive material includes three additional featurettes: “Inside the Vault: The Weapons,” which profiles the team responsible for all the artillery and ammo on the film; “The Cast Confesses: Secrets from the Set,” in which the cast discussed making the film; “The Boondock Saints Hit Comic-Con,” a look at All Saints Day at the famous fan forum, including footage of the panel and signings; and a sneak peek of the motion comic. In addition, the Blu-ray Disc features movieIQ, which allows the user to access real time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie via BD-Live. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day will be available on Blu-ray for $34.95 SRP and DVD for $27.96 SRP.

SYNOPSIS:

From Troy Duffy, writer and director of The Boondock Saints, comes the much anticipated sequel to the tough, stylized cutting edge saga of the MacManus brothers (Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery).  The two have been in deep hiding with their father, Il Duce (Billy Connolly), in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far removed from their former vigilante lives. When word comes that a beloved priest has been killed by sinister forces from deep within the mob, the brothers return to Boston to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring justice to those responsible. With a new partner in crime (Clifton Collins Jr., Star Trek) and a sexy FBI operative (Julie Benz, TV's “Dexter”) hot on their trail…the Saints are back!

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day was written and directed by Troy Duffy from a story by Troy Duffy & Taylor Duffy. Chris Brinker and Don Carmody produced with Lloyd Segan and Rob Fried serving as executive producers.

Blu-ray and DVD Special Features Include:

* Filmmaker and Cast Commentaries

* Deleted Scenes

* Featurette: “Unprecedented Access: Behind the Scenes”

* Featurette: “Billy Connolly and Troy Duffy:  Unedited”

Blu-ray Exclusive Features Include:

* movieIQ

* BD Live

* Featurette: “Inside the Vault: The Weapons”

* Featurette: “The Cast Confesses: Secrets from the Set”

* Featurette: “The Boondock Saints Hit Comic-Con”

* Sneak peek of the motion comic

NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN, VOL. 7 on DVD

From VIZ Media:

Today marks the release of Naruto Shippuden DVD volume 7! This set includes episodes 27-30, and as always, can be viewed in uncut dubbed and subtitled versions. This particular collection concludes the epic battle between Sasori, Granny Chiyo and Sakura (only fitting since we're celebrating Sakura's birthday this month), followed by a showdown between Kakashi and Deidara.

Synopsis:

In their battle with Sasori, Granny Chiyo and Sakura must make life-or-death choices to bring the puppet master down. Outside the Akatsuki hideout, Team Guy have fought the copies of themselves to the point of exhaustion, but Rock Lee's plan sets fire to their fighting spirits. Meanwhile, Naruto and Kakashi have caught up to Deidara, and Kakashi prepares to unleash his newest jutsu--the Mangekyo Sharingan!

OLD DOGS on Blu-ray and DVD

* Editor's note: Visual effects by Digital Dream and Pixel Magic

Press Release from Disney

Burbank, Calif., January 29, 2010 – Playing Dad is harder than it looks for two best friends who suddenly find themselves caring for seven-year-old twins in Old Dogs, the knockout family comedy, coming to Disney Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo Pack on March 9, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award winner Robin Williams, (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Good Will Hunting, 1997) and John Travolta (Wild Hogs), Old Dogs is a fresh and funny Disney treat that Pete Hammond of Boxoffice Magazine calls “Hilarious! Fun for the whole family.” With bonus features including laugh-out-loud boopers, exclusive music videos, behind-the-scenes peeks and a digital copy of the film, the Old Dogs Combo Pack will have audiences howling with laughter! 

Kelly Preston (Jerry McGuire), Conner Rayburn (The Invention of Lying), Seth Green (Can’t Hardly Wait), Matt Dillon (There’s Something About Mary) and, in her screen debut, Ella Bleu Travolta (real life daughter of Travolta and Preston) deliver champion comic performances in a movie that combines unforgettable physical humor, off-the-wall escapades and heartfelt emotion.

Bonus Features

Old Dogs on single-disc DVD also includes:

* A Collection of Hilarious Deleted Scenes and Bloopers

* Audio Commentary by the film’s director Walt Becker, producer Andrew Panay, and writers David Diamond and David Weissman 

The single disc Blu-ray Hi-Def version includes the same bonus features, plus:

* “Every Little Step” — A new music video performed by John Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta

The three-disc Combo Pack (BD+DVD+Digital Copy) includes all of the above as well as:

* “You’ve Been A Friend To Me” — A music video performed by Bryan Adams

* “Young Dogs Learn Old Tricks”

Dan (Robin Williams) and his best friend and business partner Charlie (John Travolta) are on the verge of the biggest deal in the history of their sports marketing firm when their lives are turned upside down by a surprise visit from Dan’s ex-wife Vicki (Kelly Preston). Vicki has big news for Dan—their ever-so-brief liaison produced twins Zach (Conner Rayburn) and Emily (Ella Bleu Travolta), now seven-years-old and in need of a dad to keep an eye on them for two weeks. With only high-living playboy Charlie for support, Dan’s bumbling attempts at “on the job training” in fatherhood result in a series of disastrously funny exploits that lead him to a new understanding of what really matters in life. Featuring an extraordinary cast of comedy purebreds including Seth Green, Matt Dillon and Lori Loughlin, Old Dogs will have audiences rolling over and begging for more.

Old Dogs on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack is priced at $44.99 SRP (US) and $51.99 SRP (Canada), single disc Blu-ray is priced at $39.99 SRP (US) and $44.99 SRP (Canada), and the single disc DVD is priced at $29.99 SRP (US) and $35.99 SRP (Canada).

About Disney’s Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + DisneyFile in a single package):

To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney movies, in 2008 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (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 WDSHE branded titles available as Combo Packs include, Bolt, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Up.

STREET DATE: March 9, 1010

Direct prebook: January 26, 2010

Distributor prebook: January 26, 2010

Pricing: Three Disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack: $44.99 (US), $51.99 (Canada)

Two Disc DVD Premium Edition: $39.99 (US), 44.99 (Canada)

Single Disc DVD: $29.99 SRP (US); $35.99 SRP (Canada)

Feature run time: Approximately 88 minutes

Rated: PG (US) – Bonus Material Not Rated In US, G (Canada)

FastPlay: FastPlay enabled

Technical specifications may only apply to feature.

Blu-ray Disc

Aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1)

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

Two Disc DVD Premium Edition

Aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1)

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

Single Disc DVD:

Aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1)

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., 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, Inc. is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.

UP IN THE AIR on Blu-ray and DVD

* Editor's note: Visual effects by Lola VFX

Press Release from Paramount

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Academy Award winner George Clooney “gives the performance of his career” (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) in the smart, funny and thought-provoking film UP IN THE AIR coming in for a landing on DVD and Blu-ray March 9, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Called “the movie of the year, the movie of the moment” (Tom Carson, GQ) and named by over 200 critics as one of the top 10 films of 2009, UP IN THE AIR tells the story of a man discovering that life is not simply about the journey alone, but about the personal connections made along the way.

Co-written and directed by Oscar nominee Jason Reitman (Juno), UP IN THE AIR received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Clooney), Best Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick), Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.  The film has already won a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and dozens of critics’ association awards including being named Best Film by the National Board of Review, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle and the Kansas City Film Critics Circle.

The UP IN THE AIR DVD and Blu-ray presentations include commentary by writer/director Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director Jason Blumenfeld, deleted scenes with optional commentary and the featurette “Shadowplay: Before The Story”.  The Blu-ray also includes additional deleted scenes, storyboards, an American Airlines prank and the “Help Yourself” music video by Sad Brad.

UP IN THE AIR DVD & Blu-ray

The UP IN THE AIR DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The Blu-ray disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD includes the following special features:

Commentary by writer/director Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director Jason Blumenfeld

Shadowplay: Before The Story

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Jason Reitman

To Know Me Is To Fly With Me

Real People Firing and Irate Employee

Thumper and Extended Boat Scene

Omaha Montage

Spacesuit

Trailers

The Blu-ray includes all of the above in high definition, plus:

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Jason Reitman (HD)

Do You Live At The Hilton?

Nosey Neighbor

Natalie In Restroom

Natalie Vid-Chats

Angry Ryan Checks In

Goalquest Invite

Maynard Finch Commercial/Kara Calls Ryan

Barely Squeaking By/Natalie Calls

“Help Yourself” music video by Sad Brad (HD)

Storyboards (HD)

American Airlines Prank (HD)

The critically acclaimed soundtrack to UP IN THE AIR is available now from Rhino and includes the riveting “Help Yourself” from Sad Brad Smith as well as tracks from Elliot Smith, Dan Auerbach, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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