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Noteworthy Blu-ray Titles Coming

By admin Published: August 10, 2010

I wonder if "Deadwood" will look even more raw in Blu-ray.
From HBO: If you like rip-roaring action, misfits and outlaws, and tales of plunder and greed, then Deadwood, South Dakota is your kind of place. Revisit the Wild West settlement in all its glory and infamy when Deadwood: The Complete Series debuts on Blu-Ray Disc from HBO Home Entertainment® November 23, 2010, just in time for holiday gift-giving. Boxed in beautiful collectible casing, the 13-disc ultimate BD set is presented in HD 1080p Full HD video and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, all for the suggested retail price of $209.98. The collection includes all 36 episodes of the series, plus a robust bonus disc packed with content that features an exclusive conversation with series creator David Milch on the conclusion of the series.

From Lionsgate: Experience the action of an immortal's journey through time and space like never before with Highlander and Highlander 2, each coming to individual 1080P High Definition Blu-ray Disc for the first time ever! The explosive beginning to one of the most popular film franchises of all time blasts onto Blu-ray packed with special features including deleted scenes from each film. The Highlander Blu-ray features the director's cut of the film and audio commentary with director Russell Mulcahy and producers Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer, while the Highlander 2 disc adds enhanced and re-imagined visual effects, four featurettes, an alternate ending , the original Cannes film festival promotion reel, an alternate ending and the original theatrical trailer.

More Lionsgate: From the StudioCanal Collection, Lionsgate proudly presents two award-winning films on Blu-ray Disc: the Academy Award®-winning classic The Third Man (Best Cinematography - Black-and-White, Robert Krasker, 1950) from Oscar® winning director Carol Reed (Best Director, Oliver!, 1968), and the critically acclaimed film Delicatessen, which stars Cesár Award winning actors Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Dominique Pinon and Karin Viard, alongside fellow nominees Marie-Laure Dougnac and Ticky Holgado. These two films will join Contempt, Ran, and TheLadykillers as part of the StudioCanal Collection, a new line of deluxe Blu-rays with superior picture and sound quality and extensive special features. Each film will include comprehensive special features as well as a 20-page collectible booklet.

The Third Man
Recognized as a cinematic masterpiece and praised for its eloquent fusion of bold elements and outstanding cast, The Third Man stars Academy Award® winner Orson Welles (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Citizen Kane, 1941); Academy Award® nominee Trevor Howard (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Sons and Lovers, 1960); and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Cotten (Shadow of a Doubt). Reed's film was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1949 Cannes Film Festival, was included in AFI's Top 100 Movies List and was named the Top British Film of the 20th Century by the British Film Institute. The Blu-ray Disc is adorned with special features including a new audio commentary with assistant director Guy Hamilton, actor Simon Callow and crew member Angela Allen; a new The Third Man interactive Vienna Tour; and a 20-page collectible booklet written by film historian Charles Drazin. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition Full Screen format with 2.0 Monaural DTS-HD Master Audio.

Delicatessen
From the creators of Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) and The City of Lost Children (Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro) comes the black comedy Delicatessen. Upon its debut in 1991, the film became an instant cult classic and received overwhelming critical acclaim for establishing Jeunet and Caro's signature style. Variety proclaimed it "beautifully textured, cleverly scripted and eerily shot ... a zany little film," and it was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Film not in the English language along with an amazing 10 Cesar Awards, winning for Best Editing, Best First Work, Best Production Design and Best Writing. New bonus features include an original retrospective documentary with Jean-Pierre Jeunet, a making-of featurette and a 20-page collectible booklet written by Empire contributing editor Kim Newman. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen format with French 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio.

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