Entries in DVD (8)


"The Hunger Games" Comes to DVD and Blu-ray

Lionsgate Films(NEW YORK) -- One of the year's biggest films, The Hunger Games, comes to DVD and Blu-ray Friday night at midnight.

The extras on the two-disc DVD set include a look at the Hunger Games phenomenon, a making-of documentary and a conversation with director Gary Ross.

The film -- which stars Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, who's forced to fight for survival in a murderous competition known as the "Hunger Games" -- earned more than $684 million at the global box office.

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"The Avengers" Coming to DVD on Sept. 25

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- The year's biggest film, Marvel's The Avengers, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 25.  The superhero flick has made over $600 million at the domestic box office to date.

That's not all.  Marvel has put together a 10-disc, six-movie Blu-ray box set called Phase One -- Avengers Assembled that will include copies of The Avengers plus five other superhero movies it's released in recent years, such as Iron Man and its sequel.

No word yet on a release date, though a trailer for the box set just hit the Web.

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Top Ten DVD Rentals

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Here are the top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals for the week ending April 15, courtesy of the Rentrak Corporation:

1. We Bought a Zoo
2. War Horse
3. The Darkest Hour
4. The Sitter
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
6. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
7. The Iron Lady
8. The Descendants
9. Immortals
10. Hop

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Disney to Release 'The Lion King' in 3D This Fall

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Disney's 1994 classic The Lion King will be screening in 3D for the first time this fall.

The Oscar-winning animated film is scheduled to be shown in 3D for a limited time in theaters starting Sept. 16. Disney will then release the remastered film on DVD as well on Oct. 4.  The DVD will be sold on a Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3-D combo pack.

Earlier this year, The Lion King was rated the number one animated film of all time by a survey conducted between ABC News and People magazine.  The film is the recipient of two Academy Awards -- Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

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'The Social Network' Now on DVD

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The Social Network, arguably the most buzzed-about, well-reviewed and honored film of 2010, is now available on DVD.

Jesse Eisenberg stars as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the story of how the social networking website was created, and the subsequent legal battles Zuckerberg had with former Harvard colleagues and a former business partner.

The DVD contains audio commentaries from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, while the Blu-ray version has additional features, such as a behind-the-scenes documentary. 

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Beyonce's 'I Am...World Tour' Is Best-Selling Music DVD of 2010

Photo Courtesy - Music World/ Columbia(NEW YORK) -- It's only been out for five weeks, but Yahoo!'s Chart Beat column reports that Beyonce's I Am...World Tour DVD has now become the best-selling music video of 2010, with 132,000 copies sold.  This is the fourth year in a row that Beyonce has scored one of the year's top 10 music DVDs.

Michael Jackson, meanwhile, has placed three DVDs in the year's top 10, including Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour, Number Ones, and Michael Jackson's Vision, a three-disc set that includes all 35 of his videos.

Other top-selling music DVDs of 2010 include U2's 360 Degrees at the Rose Bowl,  Bon Jovi's Live at Madison Square Garden, and Celine Dion's Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert.

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John Lennon DVD Release Pushed Back

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The DVD release of the John Lennon documentary LennoNYC, which was originally scheduled to be released Nov. 23, has been pushed back to Dec. 7.

The documentary, which will air as part of the PBS series American Masters on Nov. 22, chronicles Lennon's life in New York City and his musical career after The Beatles.

In addition to rare footage and interviews with Lennon and Yoko Ono, some of Lennon's greatest hits, including "Imagine," are featured in the film.

The DVD will retail for $24.95.

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Legendary Comics Appear in Never-Before-Seen Videos

Photo Courtesy - The Friars Club Roasts(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time, the Friars have made available online "The Classic Friars Club Roasts," a DVD box set featuring roasts of legendary comedians Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and Johnny Carson.

Video of the roasts is accompanied by a DVD of previously unseen outtakes. Almost a half-century has elapsed since these shows aired originally, and the pop-cultural artifacts have never been made available to the public until now.

"Thanks to the Friars Club roasts, America's comics were acknowledging humanity's intrinsic comic baseness rather than ignoring it,” writer Greg Beato said. “Finally, they were using their comic skills to push against the bounds of propriety, instead of merely tickling the public with childish euphemisms and coy innuendo. Cursing with abandon, reveling in their unconstrained crudity, erstwhile Catskills tumblers elevated themselves, at least temporarily, from jokers to truth-tellers."

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