Meet the spartans dance off More here on the TCM website

Meet the spartans dance off

More here on the TCM website. Dont miss it! Have a great weekend, everyone! All just one more quick update for you today. Were working on more reviews, so little rest for the Warner and HBO have set Funny or Die Presents: Season 1 for DVD release on 1/11/11 SRP Warner and the BBC will release MI-5: Volume 8 on DVD on 1/25/11 SRP 98, followed by Diana Rigg at the BBC on 2/15/11 SRP And Warner has also set the animated Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One, Part Two for DVD on 3/15/11 SRP Also, we have final cover art for Warners The Town Blu-ray for you due 12/17, along with the revised art for Paramounts True Grit 12/14 and Foxs Hope Floats Finally today, I wanted to take a moment to tip my cap in memory of meteorologist Matt Hughes, who was one of the stars of Discovery Channels Storm Chasers long a favorite show of mine. Matt apparently passed away on May 26th, but most fans only became aware of it when watching last nights episode, which was dedicated to him. Matt was one of many professional scientist-storm chasers around the country who risk their own lives attempting to gather valuable research on tornadoes research that might save the lives of others. There are reports that he suffered from depression, and that it may have contributed to his death. All I know is, he was a smart young man, who clearly loved and was great at what he did. And I and many others have meet the spartans dance off enjoyed watching him do it these past couple seasons. Matt was just 30, and left behind a wife and two sons. Discovery Channel has put up a tribute page in his honor, where you can make donations to benefit his family. Morning, everyone! Ive got a cool cover art surprise for you this At the Blu-Con event on Tuesday, Warner Home Video in an effort to tease a couple of their biggest meet the spartans dance off catalog Blu-ray releases to attendees included a small sneak peek at the packaging in the event program. Naturally, as these titles are SO big and long-anticipated, I knew you guys would love to see the images too. Warner kindly provided this art to me in higher quality, so that all of you might get a peek at it too! So heres an exclusive first look at the preliminary box art for a pair of what promise to be VERY exciting Blu-ray event releases from the studio next year: The Citizen Kane: Ultimate Collectors Edition and the Ben-Hur: 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition ! Note that the packaging is still early and obviously subject to change, and the exact street dates have yet to be locked down. Right now, just plan on both as TBA 2011 releases. Still, theyre pretty damn cool to see. This 4th quarter has really been strong with great catalog Blu-ray titles, and its looking like next year is going to be even better. Thanks again to WHV for providing the images! Evening, folks! Sorry this post is so late, but as you know I spent all day at Blu-Con and got only 4 hours of sleep the night so I was pretty wiped out today. Youve got to catch up on sleep sometime, right? But for those of you who hung in there today, Ive got a nice surprise for you: Kino just sent over their forthcoming Blu-ray version of The Complete Metropolis ! The moment I opened the package from the well, it was clear that I was going to have to drop everything and work on my in-depth review. Ive always loved this film, and loved seeing the newly-complete version at the TCM Festival even more. So my review is now up for you all to check out. I think with a couple of qualifications most of you will really enjoy the disc. It streets on 11/16 on DVD, and the Blu-ray follows a week later on 11/ Enjoy! All right, weve got some BIG news for you 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Allied Vaughn have finalized an agreement that will allow retailers to offer an expanded range of MGMs Limited Edition Collection film titles on DVD via Manufacturing on Demand MOD! Each disc will sell for 98 SRP. Some will include the original theatrical trailer. Over 50 films will be available in the short term, with a plan to expand to more than 400 titles within 18 months. The initial wave of film titles will includes: Bad Jim 1990, By Love Possessed 1961, Diary of a Madman 1963, Futureworld 1976, The Hawaiians 1970, Rolling Thunder 1977, The Satan Bug 1965, The Spikes Gang 1974, Still of the Night 1982, Vigilante Force 1976, The Witches 1968, The 7th Dawn 1964, 99 River Street 1953, Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl 1954, Crusoe 1989, Flight from Ashiya 1964, Leo the Last 1970, Big House, 1955, Callie Son 1981 and The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 1 We expect more details soon on which retailers will be making these titles available and meet the spartans dance off theyll go on sale, so stay tuned. Its definitely great news for deep catalog fans! Moving on, theres big release announcement news today as First, Warner Home Video has just announced the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release of Ben Afflecks outstanding crime drama The Town. Look for it in stores on 12/17 SRP 99 and The Blu-ray includes BOTH the theatrical cut and a new 17-minute longer extended version. You also get audio commentary with Affleck on both versions, a 6-part Bens Boston making of documentary including The Cathedral of Boston, Pulling Off the Perfect Heist, The Town, The Real People of The Town, Nuns with Guns: Filming in the North End and Ben Affleck: Director Actor and a Digital Copy of the theatrical cut. The DVD includes the theatrical cut only, along with commentary and 2 of the Bens Boston featurettes The Real People of The Town and Ben Affleck: Director Actor. Warner has also announced the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of GaHoole on 12/ Youll be able to buy the film in a Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, a regular Blu-ray Combo Pack and on DVD SRP 95, 99 and 98 respectively. Both Blu-rays will include the Explore the World of GaHoole WB Maximum Kid PIP viewing mode, the True Guardians of the Earth featurette, 4 artwork galleries The Guardians, The Locations, The Villains and Soren Friends, Owl Citys To the Sky music video, the Rise of the Guardians illustrated story, the Looney Tunes short Fur of Flying in 3D on the BD3D version and 2 interactive games Armor Up with Soren Eglantine and Match the Owl Treats, as well as a Digital Copy. The DVD will include the True Guardians of the Earth featurette and the Looney Tunes short. Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced Robert Rodriguez Machete for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/4/11 SRP 99 and Extras on both will include an audience reaction track and deleted scenes. The BD will also include a Digital Copy. And Fox and MGM have set a Dances with Wolves: 20th Anniversary Edition and Raging Bull: 30th Anniversary Edition for release on Blu-ray on 1/11/11 SRP 99 each. Dances with Wolves will be the extended cut of the film, with 1 DTS-HD MA audio. Most of the previous DVD extras will be included on these Blu-rays, along with newly-produced material. Ill have a more detailed list of the contents for you tomorrow. Editors note: Thanks to all the readers who let me know that Id inadvertently spelled Raging Bull as Raging Bill ! Yeah, I was tired yesterday. What can I tell you? And U and I are right next to each other on the keyboard. Still, funny.

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