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James Cameron’s Titanic debuts on Blu-ray 2D and 3D on September 14, 2012

The two billion-dollar box office phenomenon and winner of 11 Academy Awards®, TITANIC, makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray 2D and 3D on September 14, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Available in high definition for the first time ever, James Cameron’s timeless and unforgettable tour de force will be presented in stunning 2D and 3D, providing a cinematic in-home experience of TITANIC like never before. Marking 101 years ago today that the RMS Titanic was launched into the Belfast Lough, film fans worldwide can now pre-order the epic love story on Blu-ray 2D or Blu-ray 3D™ with participating online retailers.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Toy Story 3 hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 2, 2010

Disney-Pixar will release Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray on November 2, 2010. That’s according to a photo of an in-store retail advertisement that The Digital Bits posted.

Toy Story 3, already Pixar’s highest-grossing film in domestic box office, is closing in on $400 million (currently at $391.571M). Worldwide the film is at $827.971 […]

LOST: “The New Man in Charge” sneak peek

Here’s a sneak peek at “The New Man in Charge”, the upcoming LOST epilogue that will be featured on the season six DVD/Blu-ray set. Click over the jump to watch the footage.

LOST season six hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 24, 2010.

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Paramount to end 28-day delay window to Redbox

Paramount Pictures will no longer delay their new releases to Redbox by 28 days, reversing their recent agreement with the DVD rental chain and now allowing for DVDs to be rented the same day they go on sale.

The studio initially went forward with the delay because they felt it […]

Blu-ray Review: Invictus

What does Nelson Mandela do after becoming president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, forgives oppressors who jailed him 27 years for his fight against apartheid and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field. Clint Eastwood (named 2009’s Best Director by the National Board of Review) directs an uplifting film about a team and a people inspired to greatness. Morgan Freeman (NBR’s Best Actor Award winner and Oscar nominee for this role) is Mandela, who asks the national rugby team captain (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Matt Damon) and his squad to do the impossible and win the World Cup. Prepare to be moved – and thrilled.

Check out my review over the jump.

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Cameron says Avatar 2 release date will be announced in a few months

Speaking at the Seoul Digital Forum, Avatar director James Cameron revealed that a release date for Avatar 2 will be announced within a few months.

Cameron also estimated that the sequel will take about 3 years to make, which is 18 months less than it took to make the first. In related news, 20th […]

Avatar sells 6.7M DVDs and Blu-rays (including a record 2.7M Blu-rays)

20th Century Fox has announced that Avatar has sold 6.7 million DVDs and Blu-rays in its first four days of release. That figure includes a record 2.7 million units sold on Blu-ray, which already makes it the fastest selling Blu-ray of all time.

The previous life-time sales record holder for Blu-ray was The Dark […]

Cameron confirms Avatar will get extended theatrical re-release this August + Sequel will focus on the oceans of Pandora

In an interview with the LA Times, Avatar director James Cameron confirmed recent rumors that the film will be re-released in theaters, revealing that an extended cut of the film (by six additional minutes) will be released in theaters this August:

We’re working on finishing an additional six minutes of the film — which includes a lot of Weta work — for a theatrical re-release in August. We were sold out of our Imax performances right up to the moment until they were contractually obligated to switch to “Alice in Wonderland,” so we know we left money on the table there. And the 3-D really helped “Avatar” right up until the moment that it hurt it. And it hurt it at the moment “Alice” and then “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Clash of the Titans” came in and sucked up all the 3-D screens. We went from declining 8% a week to declining 50%. Clearly, it wasn’t market forces directly; it was the availability of theaters. So we’re going to wait until there’s a time to come back in, inject the new footage into the mix and see if we can interest people in the “Avatar” experience in theaters.

Cameron also talked about the second and third Avatar films. More on that after the fold.

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Avatar hits DVD and Blu-ray on April 22

20th Century Fox has officially announced that James Cameron’s Avatar will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22).  The press release follows after the jump (plus a full look at the Blu-ray + DVD cover art).

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Fox in Early Talks for Avatar Sequel + Avatar DVD/Blu-ray Could Be Out By June

Asked for an update on a potential sequel to James Cameron’s wildly successful Avatar, News Corp. (owner of 20th Century Fox) chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said on his quarterly earnings call today that they are in “very early talks” with Cameron, who is says “has ideas” for a sequel.

But Murdoch cautioned analysts “not to hold your breath for an early one”, signaling a longer development time for the sequel that what is typical for most Hollywood sequels. With regards to the eventual DVD/Blu-ray release, Murdoch said that it will be released sometime during the company’s current fiscal year, which ends June 30th.  Continue reading Fox in Early Talks for Avatar Sequel + Avatar DVD/Blu-ray Could Be Out By June

Ninja Assassin Blu-ray Will Feature Clash of the Titans Sneak Peek

Ninja Assassin wasn’t too successful when it hit theaters last November (about $49.2 million worldwide), but here’s at least one incentive to pick up the upcoming Blu-ray release.  The March 16, 2010 release will include a sneak peek at Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans (set to hit theaters on April 2, 2010).

In […]

The Hangover Is the #1 Comedy of All Time on the DVD Charts

In addition to being the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time (thanks to its massive $467 million worldwide take during its theatrical run), Warner Brothers’ The Hangover can now lay claim to benig the #1 comedy of all time on the DVD charts.

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