On Wednesday, Sony Pictures Home Ent. held a press event touting its commitment to BD-Live (interactive content for Blu-ray consumers) on Stage 29 in Culver City, home of the old MGM and apparently one of the actual stages where THE WIZARD OF OZ's Yellow Brick Road was filmed.
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Press Release from Warner Home Video
Burbank, Calif., April 22, 2009 -- Warner Home Video (WHV) has announced the launch of two new programs, "Warnerblu Buy 5 Get 1 Free," the Studio's first-ever Blu-ray Disc customer loyalty program, and an HD-DVD trade up program, "Red2Blu," which offers HD-DVD owners the opportunity to upgrade their Warner Home Video releases on HD-DVD for a Blu-ray Disc of the same movie.
BOLT makes its DVD debut (after a Sunday Blu-ray bow), QUANTUM OF SOLACE comes to DVD and Blu-ray, along with several classic Bond titles new to Blu-ray plus THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS trilogy on Blu-ray, HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER 2 and SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE on DVD, THE VENTURE BROS. season three on DVD/Blu-ray and WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER and UNDER THE HOOD on DVD/Blu-ray.
BOLT on DVD
PINOCCHIO's 70th anniversary edition hits DVD and Blu-ray today, March 10, along with a four-film BATMAN anthology on Blu-ray, SOUTH PARK (12th season) on Blu-ray for the first time, HOWARD THE DUCK on DVD for the first time, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK and TRANSPORTER 3 on DVD/Blu-ray and an edition of WOODY WOODPECKER favorites on DVD.
ALL-STAR SPORTS DAY! on DVD
AUSTRALIA, WATCHMEN MOTION COMIC, WONDER WOMAN and BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA hit Blu-ray and DVD on March 3, along with the DVD releases of SPONGEBOB VS. THE BIG ONE and volumes of CHOWDER and THE SMURFS.
AUSTRALIA on DVD and Blu-ray
Re-live the acclaimed graphic novel WATCHMEN in a whole new way or experience it for the first time prior to the highly-anticipated film's theatrical opening when Warner Premiere's WATCHMEN: THE COMPLETE MOTION COMIC arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 3 from Warner Home Video.
To save the human race, an underground city was built to last 200 years... now time is up and they must unlock the secret for their survival. Step into the light when the action-packed family adventure CITY OF EMBER, shines onto DVD January 20 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. For generations, the people of the City of Ember have thrived in an amazing underground world of flickering lights. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator, the city's time is almost up and now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails. In a race against time, it's up to two brave teenagers to unravel the mystery behind the city's existence, maneuver around corrupt politicians and save the City of Ember. CITY OF EMBER is based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Jeanne Duprau.
MIRRORS comes out on DVD/Blu-ray, BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE Season One Vol. 2, STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH and six episodes of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS debut on DVD and Blu-ray releases include GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE.
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE CHIPPETTES On DVD
EAGLE EYE, GHOST TOWN and DEATH RACE debut on DVD and Blu-ray this holiday week, along with RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION and more.
GHOST TOWN on DVD And Blu-ray December 28
DVD and Blu-ray sales for THE DARK KNIGHT have broken records this week with 1.7 million Blu-ray discs sold and more than 13.5 million total DVDs and Blu-ray discs sold so far worldwide.
Global sales include U.S., U.K., Canada, Japan, Benelux and Australia and consist of consumer sales and rental sales in one week. More than one million Blu-ray discs were sold in the U.S. alone.
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR and MAMMA MIA! make their DVD/Blu-ray debut, plus two volumes of POWER RANGERS JUNGLE FURY, TRANSFORMERS ENERGON Ultimate Collection on DVD and DEATH PROOF and PLANET TERROR on Blu-ray.
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR On DVD And Blu-ray
THE DARK KNIGHT, DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! and the fourth season of LOST arrive on DVD and Blu-ray, plus Oscar-winning Best Animated Short PETER & THE WOLF makes its U.S. DVD debut, and more.
THE DARK KNIGHT On DVD And Blu-ray
PRINCE CASPIAN, WANTED and X-FILES hit DVD and Blu-ray, plus the special edition of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) comes out on DVD/Blu-ray and the first 3-D animated film made especially for 3-D, FLY ME TO THE MOON, comes out on DVD.
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN On DVD And Blu-ray
HANCOCK, MEET DAVE and SPACE CHIMPS arrive on DVD/Blu-ray, plus THE KINGDOM and SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY make their Blu-ray debut.
HANCOCK On DVD And Blu-ray
Academy Award nominee Will Smith (Best Actor, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, 2006) stars in this action-packed comedy as Hancock, a sarcastic, hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public.
TROPIC THUNDER On DVD And Blu-ray
Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in TROPIC THUNDER, an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film, now on DVD and Blu-ray from Paramount Home Ent. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY On DVD And Blu-ray
The roughest, toughest, most unlikely hero of all is back in HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, available in 3-disc special edition DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray on November 11, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Ent.
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH on Blu-ray and DVD, a new Tinker Bell adventure from Disney on Blu-ray and DVD, plus MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 celebrates 20 years and THE POLAR EXPRESS is re-released in 3-D on Blu-ray and DVD.
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH on DVD and Blu-ray
THE INCREDIBLE HULK debuts on DVD and Blu-ray, plus a three-disc DVD/Blu-ray edition of CASINO ROYALE, the Blu-ray release of SWEENEY TODD, plus two volumes of classic LOONEY TUNES cartoons and more.
THE INCREDIBLE HULK On DVD And Blu-ray
The film that taught the world to "Wish Upon a Star" shines brighter than ever when Walt Disney's original classic, PINOCCHIO: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition is released from the Disney vault on March 10, 2009. Available for the first time in high-definition and 2-Disc DVD, PINOCCHIO is brilliantly restored with enhanced picture and sound unlike anything you've ever seen or heard before. This classic story of magic, adventure and loyalty will be available for a limited time only and comes loaded with bonus features that unlock the doors to the magical world of PINOCCHIO.
Amazon.com has started taking pre-orders for THE DARK KNIGHT, due on DVD and Blu-ray on December 9 (via COMINGSOON.net).
The restored SLEEPING BEAUTY makes her debut on Blu-ray and DVD, with the day-in-date releases of YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN and THE HAPPENING, along with Ray Harryhausen gift sets, a SOUTH PARK special edition featuring Cartman and more.
SLEEPING BEAUTY 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition On DVD And Blu-ray
To coincide with the Blu-ray release of YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced the October 7 U.S. launch of the Sony Pictures Blu-ray Club. The new loyalty program rewards consumers for purchasing BD-Live enabled Sony Blu-ray movies.
By accumulating points, members become eligible to earn Sony products and prizes and become a part of the greater Sony Rewards program.
Warner Bros. is offering Academy members the option to receive screeners in Blu-ray format instead of the traditional watermarked DVDs, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
The winner here, is Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT, which is the rare summer mega-blockbuster to garner awards-season buzz as well and could benefit from a Blu-ray screener.