HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones is coming to Blu-ray ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) on March 6, 2012. In addition to all 10 episodes, the season one package is bundled with a ton of extras including never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, making-of features, and interviews. Eye the rundown provided by EW after the break. (Click here for more…)
Miss Tron? Me too. The DVD & Blu-ray sets are coming soon and this week one of the three short films included in the upcoming home releases has found its way onto the Internet. The ten-and-a-half minute clip conveniently forms a bridge between the original 1982 film and the recent box office hit Tron: Legacy. This is something Disney should have released before the 3D flick came out because it provides Tron fans with key character background information that would’ve proved helpful before diving into the modern-day Grid. “Tron: The Next Day” tells the history of Encom after Kevin Flynn mysteriously disappears and the guerilla campaign “Flynn Lives” that follows shortly thereafter. It stars the film’s protagonist Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and reunites the Grid’s creators Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and RAM (Dan Shor) in human form. For DVD bonus content the short boasts high production value (and not to mention a fantastic soundtrack provided by the ingenious duo Daft Punk). Whet your appetite now by watching “The Next Day” right now, and continue to anticipate the April 5 home release.
On November 16 fans of the highest grossing movie ever will be treated to special editions of Avatar on Blu-ray and DVD. You might be scratching your head thinking don’t I already own Avatar on Blu-ray (or DVD) already? Let’s remove that confusion. Avatar did release on both formats back in April; these versions, however, only included the original theatrical release. No bonus footage, no nothing. This second release, on the other hand, packs tons of bonus content and more. The three-disc Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and Theatrical Special Edition Re-Release DVD (yeah, those are their official titles) will include the original theatrical version, the special edition re-release, and the collector’s extended cut that includes sixteen more minutes and an exclusive alternate opening Earth scene. They will also include 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes. Says director James Cameron: “I told our team — let’s do the ultimate box set of Avatar, with everything in it the fans could possibly want. There’s an extended length cut that’s sixteen minutes longer, plus documentaries, behind the scenes featurettes, artwork and over 45 minutes of deleted scenes. Everything worth putting into a special edition is in this set.” Peek after the break for the official PR and to browse the bonus content in more detail. And as for the 3D Blu-ray version? That’s expected to release next year.
On October 26 the unforgettable Back to the Future trilogy will release on Blu-ray (for the very first time) and DVD. Though pricing details have not been disclosed, Hollywood News has picked up on the loads of bonus material. They include 16 deleted scenes, a six-part retrospective documentary with interviews by Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, director Robert Zemeckis, and making-of and archival featurettes. So if you happen to be a long-time BTTF fan, you’re gonna want to get this. (Click here for more…)