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Headline News Crawford Completes Blu-ray Upgrades

Atlanta, Georgia-based Crawford Post Production, a service area of Crawford Communications, Inc. and the largest post production operation in the southeastern U.S., has full Blu-ray Disc authoring capabilities for corporate, commercial and entertainment titles.

Headline News WB To Release Speed Racer Blu-Ray Day And Date

Warner Home Video will release SPEED RACER on Blu-Ray and DVD simultaneously on September 16, according to BLU-RAY.com.

The three-disc set will have the main feature and special features on the first disc, the DVD game SPEED RACER CRUCIBLE CHALLENGE on the second and a digital copy of the film on the third disc -- the last two a Blu-Ray exclusive.

Video will be presented in widescreen 1080p VC-1 accompanied by a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. Extras will include featurettes on how the races and cars were created.

Headline News DVD Releases for June 3, 2008

After captivating audiences with THE SIXTH SENSE and UNBREAKABLE writer/director M. Night Shyamalan created his next mind-blowing movie event: SIGNS -- now more tantalizing than ever on Blu-ray Disc from Disney (vfx by Animal Makers and ILM). SIGNS is the gripping story of an ordinary family as they encounter the possibility that Earth is being invaded by creatures from another planet. When Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) and his family awaken to find a 500-foot crop circle in their backyard they're told extraterrestrials are responsible. As they watch with growing dread news reports tell of similar "signs" suddenly appearing all over the world. Don't even blink as razor-sharp high definition transports you to a new dimension of awe and terror. Jump out of your skin as the spectacularly enhanced audio quality intensifies every gasp heartbeat and otherworldly echo.

Headline News Home Ent. Leaders See Rosy Future With Blu-ray

The opening session of EMA's Home Media Expo 2008 will feature prominent leaders of the home entertainment industry discussing how Blu-ray will transform and grow the home entertainment market, much as DVD revolutionized the business a decade ago.

Headline News Universal Unveils First International Blu-ray Lineup

Universal Pictures International Entertainment announced plans to release 29 titles on Blu-ray for the first time, unveiling a line-up of the year's most anticipated film and television content to be made available on the next generation high definition disc.

This major international debut, part of Universal's global Blu-ray rollout, begins on August 26 with the release of the top-rated, critically acclaimed NBC phenomenon HEROES Season 2. The announcement was made today by Eddie Cunningham, President of Universal Pictures International Entertainment.

Headline News No Blu-Ray for Xbox 360

Microsoft is reportedly not in discussions with Sony to include Blu-ray DVD technology to its Xbox 360 console, REUTERS reported Thursday.

In an interview with REUTERS on Wednesday, group product manager for Xbox 360 Aaron Greenberg said "Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience."

Headline News Primera Fully Supports Blu-Ray Technology

Primera Technology, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of automated CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment, announced Wednesday its full and complete support of Blu-ray Disc technology across its entire product line.

During the past several weeks, the "format war" between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc has come to a swift and decisive end.

HD-DVD will withdraw from the market and leave Blu-ray Disc the new worldwide standard for high-definition video.

Headline News Disney Adds Finding Nemo to Animated Blu-ray Slate

In addition to the previously announced SLEEPING BEAUTY on Blu-ray in fall 2008, marking the first Platinum Disney animated classic in the HD format, Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. (WDSHE) will also release FINDING NEMO as part of its 2008 Blu-ray slate.

Headline News 10 Best in Home Entertainment with VFX for 2007

With the HD format war heating up this year, it was a great opportunity to start viewing some new and old VFX eye candy on Blu-ray, HD DVD or just plain DVD. Here are some of our favorites to keep in mind for your last minute holiday gift giving:

1. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Warner Home Video)

Headline News Underdog Is Here On DVD & Blu-Ray

UNDERDOG, starring the classic canine superhero, arrives on DVD ($29.99) and Blu-ray Disc ($34.99) today (Dec. 18) from Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. UNDERDOG seamlessly blends live action and CG effects to turn America's favorite animated superhound into a real live hero.

Headline News 300 Captures First High-Def Disc Awards

Warner Home Video's 300 dominated the first ever High-Def Disc Awards, held Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, taking High-Def Title of the Year (Blu-ray Disc) and Best Bonus Feature honors (HD DVD).

The High-Def Disc Awards dinner was part of High-Def 2.0, a one-day conference presented by HOME MEDIA MAGAZINE in cooperation with THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER and the Entertainment Merchants Assn.

A panel of critics and bloggers determined the best titles in 11 categories.

Headline News Three Close Encounters Land on Blu-ray

Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (with landmark vfx supervised by Doug Trumbull) arrives Nov. 13 on Blu-ray Disc as CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: 30TH ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE EDITION (Sony Pictures Home Ent., $49.95). There is also a standard DVD set that retails for $39.95.

Headline News SCEA to Release New 40GB PS3 With Spider-Man 3 Blu-ray

Sony Computer Ent. America (SCEA) will introduce a new 40GB model of its PlayStation 3. Beginning Nov. 2nd, to further enhance the HD entertainment experience, the new 40GB PS3 model will come bundled with the SPIDER-MAN 3 Blu-ray Disc (BD) from Sony Pictures Home Ent., and will be available in North America for $399. The company also announced that, effective immediately, the current 80GB PS3 model will be available in North America for $499, $100 below the original launch price.

Headline News Fox and MGM Tout Blu-ray

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) unveiled an aggressive global Blu-ray Disc release strategy, including 29 new release and catalog titles that runs through the end of the year. Among the many highlights are six day & date BD/DVD new theatrical releases from Fox such as FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER and LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD and Fox's first-ever TV release on BD: PRISON BREAK.

Headline News Ratatouille Added to Disney's Blu-ray Slate

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. fired back with the additional announcement that Disney/Pixar's RATATOUILLE would join CARS as a Blu-ray release on Nov. 6 (in conjunction with the DVD release of the Brad Bird movie), reports VIDEO BUSINESS.

Last week WDSHE announced that SLEEPING BEAUTY would mark the first Platinum Blu-ray release in the fall of 2008.

Headline News Sleeping Beauty Part of Disney Blu-ray Title Wave Coming in 2008

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. (WDSHE) announced more innovations in the Blu-ray format with the studio's first ever Platinum Blu-ray release, the first BD-Live title and full motion picture-in-picture Blu-ray bonus features coming in 2008.

Headline News Pixar Shorts Vol. 1 Bound for DVD, Blu-ray

Buena Vista Home Ent. will debut PIXAR SHORT FILMS COLLECTION: VOLUME 1 Nov. 4 on DVD and Blu-ray, it was announced at Comic-Con Included will be Gary Rydstromâs LIFTED, MATER AND THE GHOST LIGHT, ONE MAN BAND, BOUNDIN, MIKEâS NEW CAR, FOR THE BIRDS, GERIâS GAME, KNICK KNACK, TIN TOY, REDâS DREAM, LUXO JR. and THE ADVENTURES OF ANDRE & WALLY B.

Bonus features will include audio commentary from various directors, a behind-the-scenes doc containing interviews with John Lasseter and others and animation tests.

Headline News At World's End to Sail on DVD, Blu-ray

Buena Vista Home Ent. announced that PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END (with a maelstrom of new vfx from ILM) will hit retail shelves on Dec. 4, 2007, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc for $34.95.

Included among the bonus features will be a five-part behind-the-scenes doc, two interactive features (including "Enter the Maelstrom" and "Jolly Roger Host"), as well as nine additional featurettes and an outtake real -- all in 1080p high-definition on the Blu-ray edition.

Bonus features:* Documentary: "Masters of Design"

Headline News Disney Takes Magical Blu-ray Tour

The Walt Disney Studios announced the launch of Disney's Magical Blu-ray Tour, which will visit 18 malls nationwide beginning Aug. 17, 2007. Previews of upcoming releases of CARS and MEET THE ROBINSONS will be highlighted along with THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies.

Headline News Pirates of the Caribbean Sets Sail on Blu-ray

This week the fledgling Blu-ray Disc high-def format got a tremendous boost with the release of the first two PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN blockbusters: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL and DEAD MAN'S CHEST (Buena Vista Home Ent., $34.99).

Each two-disc set contains a total of 75GB in Blu-ray. The HD (1080p resolution) picture offers a cleaner, sharper, more colorful and more dynamic experience (better showcasing ILM's Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning vfx).

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