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17 Again, TMNT and More Modern Classics on DVD/Blu-ray

17 AGAIN on DVD and Blu-rayNew Line/2009/115min/PG-13/SRP: $35.99Director: Burr SteersCast: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie MannVfx: R!OT

Video codec: VC-1Video resolution: 1080pAspect ratio: 2.39:1

English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1English: Dolby Digital 5.1English SDH, Spanish BD/DVD ComboThree-disc setDigital copyBD-Live

Bonus Features:

Alien Headline News

TNT’s Alien Drama Adds to Cast

Drew Roy (iCARLY) and Peter Shinkoda (THE HOLE) have joined TNT's untitled alien-invasion drama pilot, notes the HollywoodReporter. The Steven Spielberg produced TNT project stars ER’s Noah Wyle as the leader of a group rising against alien forces.

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Del Toro Reteams for Julia’s Eyes

Guillermo Del Toro will produce the Spanish-language thriller JULIA’S EYES with his THE ORPHANAGE collaborator, Rodar y Rodar reports Variety.

JULIA’S EYES will be helmed by Guillem Morales, also the co-screenwriter with Oriol Paulo. Cameras will begin rolling Oct 5. Rodar's Joaquin Padro and Mar Targarona will produce as co-financed by Focus Features Intl.

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Underworld 4 in 3D: Built for Speedman?

STYD has learned Sony's Screen Gems is prepping a fourth UNDERWORLD film. Rumored to be shot in 3D, UNDERWORLD 4 may target a January 2011 theatrical release.

Unconfirmed, is whether UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCENS stars Michael Sheen or Bill Nighy will return. Producers could bring Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman back for more action.

The latest installment, UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCENS, earned $91.1M worldwide in theaters.

Films Headline News

Ex-Banker Turns Producer for Top Cat Movie

Producer Alex Garcia plans to bring the Hanna-Barbara TV cartoon, TOP CAT, to new life reports Variety.

Garcia will pair with Anima Studios for the animated feature as WB preps for a summer 2011 or 2012 release across Latin America. The former finance exec. has also partnered with Santa Barbara-based Nala Films, the Rovzar Bros.' Lemon Films in Mexico and Argentina's Costa Films.

Garcia’s grandfather, Arturo de Cordova, was a screen icon from Mexico’s Golden Age.

Story Headline News

Warner’s One Eskimo blends Music and Animation into Graphic Tale

Press Release by Warner Premiere


Videos Feature Animation from Award-Winning Passion Films Best Known for Animating the Gorillaz Music Videos 10 Episode Video Series Debuts August 31 via iTunes and other Digital Channels Cutting Edge Viral Campaign Launches Giving Fans a Chance to Help the Character from the Visual Album in his Search For His True Love One eskimO Band Currently on Tour with Tori Amos in the U.S. Through August.

Blu-ray Headline News

Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. Released in Blu-ray High-Def

Announcement by Disney/Pixar

Burbank, California (August 10, 2009) -- Disney/Pixar’s MONSTERS, INC. now available in Blu-ray High-Def on 2-Disc Disney Blu-ray Hi Def + DisneyFile Digital Copy November 10, 2009 for the SRP of $39.99

ALL NEW BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES*Filmmakers Round TableFilmmakers Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, Darla Anderson, and Bob Peterson reflect on the creation of the film, and share their most memorable anecdotes.


Film Headline News

Up on Blu-ray HD and DVD Nov 10, 2009

Press Release by Disney/Pixar

Burbank, California (August 10, 2009) -- The #1 Animated Film of the Year! From the Creators of FINDING NEMO and MONSTERS, INC. comes the hilarious and unforgettable adventure, Disney/Pixar’s UP, coming to Blu-rayalso Hi-Def and DVD with Disneyfile Digital Copy on November 10, 2009.

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Chou is The Green Hornet’s New Kato

Asian actor/singer, Jay Chou, will replace Stephen Chow as Kato in THE GREEN HORNET. According to the HollywoodReporter Chou and Seth Rogen are confirmed to be the new crime-fighting team for Columbia’s THE GREEN HORNET, under Michel Gondry’s direction.

Chou, born in Taiwan, transitioned from singer to actor with a lead role in the 2005 comedy, INITIAL D. In 2006, he appeared in CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, alongside Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li.

Effects Headline News

G.I. Joe Commands Weekend Box Office

Taking the #1 spot, G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA (Paramount, with vfx by CIS Hollywood, Digital Domain, HPI and Lidar Services) earned a whopping $56.2M.

JULIE & JULIA (Sony, vfx by Brainstorm Digital) made an impressive debut at #2, bringing in $20.1M.

In the #3 position, G-FORCE (Buena Vista, with vfx by Asylum VFX, Hatch Production and Sony Pictures Imageworks) earned $9.8M -- down 44%. G-FORCE has earned $86.M to date.

Trailer Headline News

The Lovely Bones Trailer Online

Apple has posted the first trailer to Peter Jackson’s live-action feature, THE LOVELY BONES. Based on a novel by Alice Sebold, the story follows a young girl who views the aftermath of her untimely death and attempts to communicate the slain body’s whereabouts. The cast includes Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Rachel Weisz and Saoirse Ronan. The film arrives in theaters on December 11, 2009.

View the trailer here.

Studios Headline News

New Head for Hasbro Studios

Stephen J. Davis is new President of Hasbro TV Show Studios. Variety reports the former Granada America leader will seek outside creators and oversee shows based on key Hasbro brands including TRIVIAL PURSUIT and MY LITTLE PONY. The new channel, a joint effort with Discovery Communications will launch in fall 2010.

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Silent Hill Star Cast in Twilight’s Eclipse

Jodelle Ferland is the newest cast member onboard for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE reports Variety. David Slade is directing the third film in the series, due in theaters 2010. Ferland will appear in the upcoming CASE 39 and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.

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Will Korea’s Rain Awaken the Dragon?

Warner Independent’s remake of Bruce Lee’s ENTER THE DRAGON is picking-up steam. The noir-style redo entitled AWAKEN THE DRAGON involves a renegade Shaolin monk being pursued by an FBI agent. The Latino Review reports Warner is eyeing NINJA ASSASSIN’s Rain for the lead. THE SHIELD’s exec producer Kurt Sutter will write and direct.

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Gugino Reteams with Watchmen Director

WATCHMEN star, Carla Gugino, is back to work for Zack Snyder. The HollywoodReporter notes Gugino is onboard for Warner Bros.’ SUCKER PUNCH, an action-fantasy film. Snyder also penned the surreal script set in a mental hospital. Gugino will play a staffer inside the institution. The cast includes Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Jena Malone. A Vancouver shoot is slated for fall.

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Jackman Joins the Circus for Fox

Hugh Jackman will portray big top great P.T. Barnum for Twentieth Century Fox. Variety reports THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH will be a modern musical with SEX AND THE CITY writer Jenny Bicks onboard. British songstress Mika is in early talks to pen the lyrics and score. Barnum’s real-life love, the Swedish Nightingale, will play a major role in the final script.

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Harlin Settles Russia-Georgia Conflict

Director Renny Harlin relives the historic Russia-Georgia incident. During the brief 2008 war, Georgian troops attacked the South Ossetia border triggering a Russian backlash. Variety reports the un-titled drama shoots in September, taking the crew to some true-life locales. Roles now casting include an American journalist and his cameraman caught in the crosshairs.

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Riding Hood Goes Goth for Warner

Variety reports Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way has scribe David Johnson developing a darker take on LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. The Warner-based Appian Way is keeping close to Johnson, who previously penned ORPHAN. DiCaprio is not expected to join the un-named cast. Johnson’s re-imagining of the Brothers Grimm tale will explore more its werewolf undertones.

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Orphanage Lands Director for Remake

Cult director/actor Larry Fessenden has been tapped to helm the English remake of THE ORPHANAGE for New Line. The original, a Spanish-language horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro, was released in 2007. Fessenden and del Toro have also penned the script together writes the HollywoodReporter.

THE ORPHANGE tells the story of a woman who returns to her group home and is haunted by surreal images.