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Universal Wants You To HULK OUT on October 21st!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Unleashed on October 21, 2008

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal City, Calif., August 27, 2008—From the Marvel Universe of the world’s most popular Super Heroes comes the $234.6 million worldwide summer hit that fans have been waiting for as THE INCREDIBLE HULK  blasts onto DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Marvel Studios on October 21, 2008.   Filled with unstoppable action, spectacular visual effects, and non-stop thrills, THE INCREDIBLE HULK is directed by Louis Leterrier and features an all-star cast including Academy Award® nominees Edward Norton and Tim Roth, Liv Tyler and Academy Award® winner William Hurt.  The visually spectacular, super-charged release will be available in three versions: a three-disc Special Edition DVD available for a limited time only; a two-disc Blu-ray release, offered in collectible 3D lenticular packaging for a limited time only; and a single-disc DVD edition.

Both the Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray releases include over two hours of bonus extras, including an exclusive, never-before-seen alternate opening and a digital copy of the film that is iPod, PC or MAC compatible.   The two-disc Blu-ray set, offering the perfect picture and purest digital sound, will also include all-new, interactive features including My Chat,  an innovative application that allows viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film for a fully immersive, exclusive experience.

The suspense-filled, action-packed story is the epic tale of Dr. Bruce Banner, whose life has been changed forever by a dose of gamma radiation that transforms him when provoked into the terrifying and powerful Hulk.  Though pursued by military leaders intent on harnessing his unbelievable strength as a secret weapon, Banner must call upon the hero within himself to battle an equally powerful adversary, The Abomination. 

The single-disc edition includes the film and deleted scenes.   In addition to these components, both the Special Edition DVD and the Blu-ray Hi-Def release will include the following:

BONUS FEATURES – SPECIAL EDITION DVD AND BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF: 

      •     Alternate Opening

The Making of THE INCREDIBLE HULK:  An in-depth look at the making of the blockbuster film, featuring interviews with Edward Norton, director Louis Leterrier, and producers Avi Arad, Kevin Feige and Gale Anne Hurd and the entire cast and crew. The documentary covers the film’s innovative take on the character, look and storyline, as well as the casting process, production and profile of director Louis Leterrier.
Becoming The Hulk: This featurette focuses on Edward Norton’s approach to the iconic role and the incredible visual effects employed by award®-winning studio Rhythm & Hues to create the character on screen.

Becoming The Abomination:  From the first motion-capture session to the visual effects at Rhythm & Hues, viewers go behind the scenes with actor Tim Roth and watch as he transforms both his mind and body into the super villain known as The Abomination.

Anatomy of a Hulk Out:  Behind-the-scenes looks at three of the movie’s most exciting action sequences:

Hulking Out in the Bottling Plant – Go inside the first action sequence of the film where both viewers and the army are given a glimpse of the Hulk to come.

Hulking Out on Campus – A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a Hulk action sequence, featuring airplanes, guns, and even a sound machine.

Hulking Out in Harlem – From pre-visualization animatics to visual effects, this featurette shows how filmmakers created one of the largest action sequences in Marvel film history.

From Comic Book to Screen:  See the incredible comic books come to life courtesy of narration, sound effects and “living” panels of action.
Feature Commentary With Director Louis Leterrier And Cast

Digital Copy of THE INCREDIBLE HULK:  Compatible with PC, Mac or iPod.      

Deleted Scenes
 

BONUS FEATURES – EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF:

•·   U Control:  Universal’s exclusive signature feature, U Control puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever interrupting the movie, through animated comic book panels, storyboards, early renderings of the visual effects, interactive cast and crew interviews and exclusive information about the characters, back story, and THE INCREDIBLE HULK physics.

-          Thunderbolt Files – Explore the top-secret files of the forces hunting The Hulk with this interactive feature that takes you deeper into the movie – without ever leaving the film.

-          Scene Explorer – Discover the secrets behind the special effects!  Explore all the individual layers that go into an effects-intensive scene with this unique Blu-ray feature.

-          Comic Book Gallery – Enjoy a Hi-Def experience of the classic comic book images that inspired key shots in the movie.

•    BD-LIVE FEATURES – Blu-ray and Playstation3 players with an Internet connection can access exclusive interactive applications that allow viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film:

- My Chat – Just plug your player into your Internet connection and connect to BD-Live to chat with friends while watching the movie and conduct your very own private screening discussions.

- My Scenes Sharing – Share your favorite clips with your buddies through the BD Live Internet connection

Synopsis

“First, there was the rousing Iron Man.  Now Marvel Entertainment brings the equally exhilarating The Incredible Hulk.” (Vince Horiuchi, The Salt Lake Tribune)

Academy Award® nominee* Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination – a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk’s own!

Also starring Liv Tyler, Oscar® nominee† Tim Roth, and Oscar® winner** William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk is “steeped in action and spectacular special effects” (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) and delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word…INCREDIBLE!

“Academy Award®” and “Oscar®” are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

*1996 Best Supporting Actor, Primal Fear. 1998 Best Actor, American History X.

†1995 Best Supporting Actor, Rob Roy.

**1985 Best Actor, Kiss of the Spider Woman.

CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Directed By: Louis Leterrier

Screenplay and Screen Story: Zak Penn

Produced By: Avi Arid, Kevin Feige, Gale Anne Hurd

Director of Photography: Peter Menzies, Jr.

Edited By: John Wright, Rick Shaine, Vincent Tabaillon,

Production Designer: Kirk M. Petruccelli

Costume Designer:  Renee Bravener, Denise Cronenberg

Original Music By: Craig Armstrong

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, Lou Ferrigno as the voice of The Incredible Hulk

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Street Date:  October 21, 2008

Pre-Order Close: September 9, 2008 (DVD)

                            September 2, 2008 (Blu-ray)

Packaging Layout and Design: Copyright © 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Price:  Single Disc SRP $29.98

           Special Edition SRP $34.98

           Blu-rayTM Hi-Def SRP $39.98

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content

Running Time: 1 Hour 53 Minutes

DVD

Selection Number:  2005905 (Widescreen)

                              2006222 (Full Frame)

Layers:  Dual

Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

                      1.33:1 (Full Frame)

Technical Info: 

English Audio: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 / Dolby Digital 2.0

Spanish and French Audio: DTS Surround 5.1

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

BLU-RAY Hi-Def

Selection Number:  20007317

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio:  Widescreen 2.35:1

Technical Info: 

English Audio: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 / Dolby Digital 2.0

Spanish and French Audio: DTS Surround 5.1

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

Child’s Play Special Edition on DVD September 9th

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Original Cult Classic That Spawned The Evil Doll Franchise Returns To DVD September 9th From MGM Home Entertainment

Featuring All New Material Including Commentary, Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage And Four Exclusive Featurettes

CENTURY CITY, CALIF. – Wanna play?  Voodoo meets terror when film’s most un-likely horror icon returns in Child’s Play: Chucky’s 20th Birthday Edition arriving on DVD September 9th from MGM Home Entertainment.   A stylish thriller that shook both audiences and the box office upon its release two decades ago, Child’s Play follows the aftermath of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, who after being mortally wounded by police, barricades himself in a toy store and uses an ancient ritual to transfer his spirit into the must-have toy of the year.  When young Andy Barclay gets the vexed doll as a birthday gift, bodies begin to pile up as Chucky devastates this once sleepy town.  When everyone around Andy finally realizes his stories are true it’s too little too late.  Chucky will stop at nothing as the soul of Charles Lee Ray wants a human body and Andy’s is it!

Directed by Tom Holland (Psycho 2, “The Langoliers”) and featuring character actor Brad Dourif (“Deadwood”) as the voice of Chucky, the film also stars Catherine Hicks (“7th Heaven”) and Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride).  The Child’s Play: Chucky’s 20th Birthday Edition DVD contains all new special features such as select scene commentary by Chucky himself, all-new interviews, vintage featurettes and more.  The Child’s Play: Chucky’s 20th Birthday Edition DVD will be available for $14.98 U.S. / $15.98 Canada. Prebook date is August 13th.

Synopsis
After six-year-old Andy Barclay’s (Alex Vincent) babysitter is violently pushed out of a window to her death, nobody believes him when he says that Chucky, his new birthday doll, did it until things start going terribly wrong… dead wrong.  And when an ensuing rampage of gruesome murders lead a detective (Chris Sarandon) back to the same toy, he discovers that the real terror that a deranged doll has plans to transfer his evil spirit into a living human being – young Andy.

Special Features

·         Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and “Chucky” designer Kevin Yagher
·         Audio Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini
·         Select Scene Chucky Commentary
·   “Evil Comes in Small Packages” Documentary

o       The Birth of Chucky

o       Creating the Horror

o       Unleashed

·   “Chucky: Building a Nightmare” Featurette

·   “A Monster Convention” Featurette

·   Vintage Featurette: “Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child’s Play”

·   Theatrical Trailer

·   Photo Gallery

·   Trailer Farm

Yet Another CineFiles Episode!

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

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Like, OMG! That’s four in one week! Totally! This is a very special one, folks. It’s a whimsically touching ode to what pisses us off about Hollywood. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjUiBFxRHxM

SRS DVD presents Ski Wolf!

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

SRS DVD presents: Ski Wolf

“What do you get when you combine two of the greatest cult comedies,  Teen Wolf and Ski School, of all time? Well Ski Wolf is what you  get!

Witness 80′s style tomfoolery flung at you with the greatest of ease.  Will Scott Bateman and his companions be able to stop Ralston Zabka  the 14th (cult legend Trent Haaga) and his sidekicks (including  adult star Alix Lakehurst) from taking the ski mountain away from  Uncle Billy Or will the SKI WOLF thwart the evil rich kids plan and  bring the party back to the mountain slopes. Watch this flick and you will find these answers and more (like wild parties, explosive diarrhea, crazy sex scenes and huge naked breasts? oops, I said too much) in SKI WOLF!

Hairy palms are truly the least of his problems!

DVD extras include: Behind the scenes featurette, slide show, trailers

Starring Trent Haaga, Casey Bowker, Alix Lakehurst

Cat # srsdvd126431
SRP $29.95
Prebook 10/17/2008
Street 11/11/2008
Genre Comedy
Not rated – “17″ and older by IDRB

71 mins plus extras