Ready Player One First Trailer.

Ready Player One First Trailer is now available.
Warner Bros. UK is delighted to share the official first trailer revealed on Saturday 22nd July at San Diego Comic Con for Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated science fiction action adventure, Ready Player One, based on the bestseller from Ernest Cline.

Ready Player One is in cinemas – 30TH MARCH, 2018*

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Joining Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Bloodline) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossible movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk) round out the cast. Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman as executive producers. The film is slated for release worldwide beginning 30th March, 2018, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

(J)AWSOME! JAWS on Blu Ray

Jaws Theme Tune Clip Added 28 August 2012

The JAWS Blu-ray? is also available in limited edition steelbook packaging and also contains a Digital Copy of the film for a limited time, compatible with iTunes?, iPad?, iPhone?, iPod? touch, Android or online retail partners, as well as an UltraViolet? copy.

ACADEMY AWARD? WINNER STEVEN SPIELBERG?S ICONIC SUMMER CLASSIC COMES TO BLU-RAY? FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, DIGITALLY REMASTERED & FULLY RESTORED IN HONOUR OF UNIVERSAL?S 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

JAWS ? the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water ? comes to Blu-ray? for the first time ever on 3rd September 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the JAWS Blu-ray? with Digital Copy and UltraViolet? gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller.

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One of the most influential motion pictures of all time and nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award?, JAWS stars Oscar? winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar? nominees Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw.? Produced by legendary filmmakers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, the film earned an Oscar? for composer John Williams? instantly recognisable minimalist score, as well as Oscars? for Best Editing and Best Sound. When it was first released in 1975, JAWS smashed box-office records and became the highest-grossing film of its era, earning Spielberg a reputation as a Hollywood visionary.? Today, it remains one of the highest-grossing films in motion-picture history? and is largely considered the film that launched the summer blockbuster.

JAWS is one of 13 classic Universal films to be digitally remastered and fully restored from 35mm original film elements as part of Universal?s on-going 100th Anniversary celebration. The JAWS restoration began with researching and evaluating the existing film elements to determine the best means to restore the film. Over the course of several months, skilled technicians at Universal Studios Digital Services meticulously balanced colour, removed dirt and scratches, and repaired any damage to the film elements shot by shot and frame by frame. Following the picture restoration, the Universal Studios Sound team up-mixed the iconic JAWS soundtrack to DTS-HD Master 7.1, optimising the sound on the Blu-ray? for the latest home cinema technology. The entire restoration process was conducted in conjunction with Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment?s post-production team to ensure the integrity of Spielberg?s original vision remained intact.

? JAWS holds a unique place, not just in Universal Pictures? history, but in global pop culture,? said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. ?It is only fitting that this phenomenal film should be given the extensive restoration needed to ensure that long-time fans as well as newcomers can enjoy this unforgettable cinematic achievement for generations to come.?

The JAWS Blu-ray? is also available in limited edition steelbook packaging and also contains a Digital Copy of the film for a limited time, compatible with iTunes?, iPad?, iPhone?, iPod? touch, Android or online retail partners, as well as an UltraViolet? copy.? UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones.? Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

Universal Pictures celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2012

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Blu-ray? Bonus Features:

? ???????? The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS :? A feature-length documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with cast and crew including Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider.

? ???????? JAWS : The Restoration:? An all-new, in-depth look at the intricate process of restoring the movie.

? ???????? The Making of JAWS :? A two-hour documentary featuring interviews with key cast and crew.

? ???????? From the Set:? An insider?s look at life on the set of JAWS, featuring an interview with Steven Spielberg.

? ???????? Deleted Scenes & Outtakes

? ???????? JAWS Archives:? Take a peek inside the JAWS archives, including storyboards, production photos and marketing materials, as well as a special segment on the JAWS phenomenon.

? ???????? Original Theatrical Trailer

? ???????? UltraViolet?:? The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones.

? ???????? Digital Copy:? Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.

? ???????? pocket BLU? App:? The popular free pocket BLU? app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad?, Android? tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices? larger screens and high resolution displays.

o ?? Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray? player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live? functions with ease.

o ?? Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.

o ?? Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray? discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.

o ?? Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU?-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray?. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.

o ?? Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device?s intuitive keyboard.

? ???????? BD-LIVE?:? Access the BD-Live? Centre through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

SYNOPSIS

Directed by Academy Award? winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town?s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

CAST & FILMMAKERS

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Produced By: Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown

Music By: John Williams

Based on Novel By: Peter Benchley

Screenplay By: Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb

Director of Photography: Bill Butler

Production Design By: Joseph Alves Jr.

Editor: Verna Fields

BLU-RAY TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Street Date: 3/9/2012 – UK

Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Running Time: 2 Hours 4 Minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1

Rating: PG

Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Blu-ray/Digital/Ultraviolet copy ?24.99 RRP

Limited Edition Steelbook – Blu-ray/Digital/Ultraviolet copy ?29.99 RRP

In honour of its Centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many beloved movies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio?s rich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.

Jaws Theme Tune Clip

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – First Time On Blu Ray

LIMITED EDITION SPACESHIP PACK WITH EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE 44 PAGE DIGIBOOK, INCLUDING AN INTRODUCTION BY DREW BARRYMORE, RARE PHOTOS, SKETCHES, ARCHIVAL MATERIALS AND MORE!
ET Steel Book Edition

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Academy Award?-winning director Steven Spielberg?s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray? on 12th November 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray? and Steelbook features the 1982 theatrical movie, and all-new interview with director Steven Spielberg and ?The E.T. Journals? which features an hour of never-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray? and Steelbook also includes a Digital Copy and UltraViolet? copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, debuting at No1. around the world. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains one of the most successful and well-loved films of all time. Nominated for nine Academy Awards? including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams? (Jaws) memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He?s Just Not That Into You, Charlie?s Angels), Henry Thomas (Dear John, Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, ?Sons and Daughters?) and Peter Coyote (?Law & Order: LA? Jagged Edge).

E.T The Extra-Terrestrial (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

?When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modern movie history,? said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. ?A global cultural phenomenon ? and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day ? E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-ray.?

Steven Spielberg?s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition

Available On Blu-ray? And Special Edition Blu-ray Steelbook From 12th November 2012

BONUS FEATURES ON THE

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLU-RAY?:

  • The E.T. Journals: In this all-new bonus feature, retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award?-winning cinematographer John Toll.?? This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on-set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.
  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.: Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with children as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Look Back: A special insider?s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film.
  • The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.
  • The Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film.
  • The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams: Interviews and footage of the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
  • The 20th Anniversary Premiere: Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T.?? This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

??????? UltraViolet?: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.? Currently available in the United States only.

Falling Skies: Season 1 DVD / Blu Ray

Falling Skies - DVD
Through the eyes of a child, war (even one of an extra-terrestrial nature) is terrifying beyond imagination. The crayoned drawings depict the invasion in such touching and graphic detail. Next, the Human race is shattered, close to extinction perhaps, but not defeated. There is resistance, the resolute grip on survival and attack. Food and provisions are essential, caution against both aliens and other Human groups intent on their own survival (at any cost) necessary.

Welcome to ?Falling Skies?, the American post-apocalyptic science fiction series created by Robert Rodat and produced by legend Steven Spielberg (both Rodat and Spielberg worked together on the 1998 war film ?Saving Private Ryan?). So expectations are high.

For this reviewer there was a moment of doubt, ?a routine affair? I thought after viewing the first episode, ?nothing exceptional or worth positive comment?, I believed. But how wrong I was. Three episodes in and I am hooked, embracing the survivors including father of three and second-in-command of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment Tom Mason (Noah Wyle). Taking a pinch of everything from the ?Terminator? franchise, reimagined shows ?V? and ?Battlestar Galactica? (showrunner Mark Verheiden had even worked on BSG as writer and producer), and ?Jericho?, ?Falling Skies? does what is intended: allows you to deeply care about the characters while introducing them to dangers, friendships and even death. Both the ?skitters? (humanoid six-legged creatures that have invaded the Earth) and ?mechs? (mechanical two-legged drones) are well realised and work affectively in raising the tension, the ?mechs? and that chilling call of theirs especially.

Children are captured and a terrifying biomechanical device attached to their spines for the purpose of mind control ? the resistance refer to it as a ?harness?. This allows for two purposes: slave labour and a zombified army, unquestioning and fearless. They can also be expendable, as is proven in one episode.

Although created by Rodat, there is certainly a heavy touch of Spielberg in this, and it is all the better for it. The special effects are simply captivating, and the combination of CGI and live action so seamlessly blended that you forget just what is real, and what is not. For some people a possible negative could be the heavy use of soap-style story-telling, but for this viewer there are no concerns – ?Falling Skies? may well depict life after invasion but focusing on emotional conflict such as a father worrying for the safety of his sons is necessary to allow the series growth instead of restricting it, real life ?Human? issues mixed with science fiction elements.

This is one US show that is guaranteed to entertain if you are a sci-fi fan. Let us just hope that it is seen through to a conclusion and not left hanging, like so many television projects these days. It certainly deserves that! Highly recommended.

Steven Spielberg?s Alien Invasion

Produced by the legendary Steven Spielberg, Falling Skies ? out on DVD 2nd July ?chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that leaves most of the world completely incapacitated. The spectacular series joins a wealthy back catalogue of sci-fi films that Spielberg has put his unique mark on and to celebrate the release, we look at the best extra-terrestrial tales that the three-time Oscar-winner has brought to our screens.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Steven Spielberg?s first major foray into the supernatural follows Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) after he has an alien encounter, becoming obsessed with five musical notes and a mountain-like figure; the movie was unusual for its time as it portrayed aliens as peaceful beings, rather than destructive monsters. Despite being released in the same year as the groundbreaking ?Star Wars,? ?Close Encounters of the Third Kind? became Columbia?s most-successful film of the time and was honoured with eight Oscar nominations.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

In one of the most-loved children?s film of all time, a young boy named Elliot (Henry Thomas) discovers an alien and tries to get him home without raising the suspicions of his parents or the government. Spielberg admitted that he had based ?E.T.? on the imaginary friend he had made up during childhood and shot the entire film at a child?s eye level so the audience would feel more involved with Elliot?s adventure. The film surpassed ?Star Wars? at the box-office to become the highest grossing movie in history, a position it kept for over a decade.

Men In Black (1997)

In this Spielberg-produced sci-fi comedy, a NYPD cop (Will Smith) joins a secret organisation that protects Earth fromgalactic invasions whilst monitoring ?legal aliens? who have chosen to peacefully live amongst humans. ?Men In Black? is considered to be the film that projected Smith onto the Hollywood A-list, however he reportedly turned down the lead role thinking he wasn?t good enough for a Spielberg movie; Smith?s wife talked him into reconsidering and he has since starred in two sequels.

War of the Worlds (2005)

Spielberg adapted the H.G. Wells classic into a tale of a man?s (Tom Cruise) fight to save his family during an alieninvasion; it was a change in approach for the director who stated that “for the first time in my life I’m making an alien picture where there is no love and no attempt at communication.” Spielberg owns one of the surviving copies of the original Orson Welles radio script and had planned to make it into a film decades earlier but decided against it when ?Independence Day? was put into production.

Transformers (2007)

Despite turning the franchise down at first, famously calling it a ?stupid toy movie,? Michael Bay?s desire to work with Spielberg was the reason he eventually agreed to take the helm on ?Transformers.? Although having such differing styles, Spielberg?s main piece of advice to Bay was that at the heart of the explosive action should be a simple tale of a boy and his car; this combination of quality storytelling and stunning action sequences made ?Transformers? a surprise box-office smash and spawned two sequels.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Released nineteen years after the last installment, the fourth Indiana Jones adventure revolved around an extra-terrestrial psychic skull. To compensate for the time difference and Harrison Ford?s obvious ageing, Spielberg set the film in the late 1950s; this allowed him to take into account the Cold War, and once he learnt that Joseph Stalin had been interested in crystal skulls, he made the Soviets the script’s villains.

Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

Despite having the most ridiculous title since ?Snakes on a Plane,? Spielberg?s alien western was received as a credibly fun if ultimately unsuccessful action movie. Charting the story of a man (Daniel Craig), who wakes up in the Wild West with a forgotten past and a mysterious shackle around his wrist; Spielberg provided the director, writers and cameramen with a collection of famous westerns to make sure that they got the authentic look of the genre that he desired.

Super 8 (2011)

The parallels to the Spielberg-written ?The Goonies? was unmistakable in this exhilarating tale of a group of friends who film a train crash whilst making an amateur movie, only to suspect supernatural activities behind it when looking back at the footage. Director J.J.Abrams stated that ?Super 8? ?paid homage? to producer Spielberg?s childhood adventure films and even featured the famous bicycle from E.T. as part of the metal junk that gets attached to the water tower in the final scenes.

Falling Skies (2011)

Spielberg transferred his passion for extra-terrestrials onto the small screen in last year?s sci-fi drama ?Falling Skies.? The series takes place six-months after aliens take over the earth, where history professor Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) helps lead a small army named 2nd Massachusetts in the battle of their lives to preserve their families and what is left of humanity. Wyle admitted that Spielberg?s presence on set was a testament to how much he cared for the project, mentioning that the producer shaped the script, made the editing suggestions and gave notes on how the aliens should look.

FALLING SKIES, SEASON 1 IS RELEASED ON DVD ON 2nd JULY

Falling Skies: The Complete First Season – DVD

Falling Skies - DVD

The epic alien-invasion saga from Warner Home Video and executive producer Steven Spielberg makes its DVD debut on 2nd July. Falling Skies: The Complete First Season will include numerous special features, including a sneak peek at the eagerly anticipated second season.

Falling Skies chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that leaves most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, survivors band together to begin the difficult task of fighting back against the aggressive aliens. Outside of Boston, history professor Tom Mason (E.R?s Noah Wyle) helps lead a small army named 2nd Massachusetts in the battle of their lives to preserve their families and what?s left of humanity.

The three-disc Falling Skies: The Complete First Season DVD will include all 10 episodes from the action-packed drama?s first season, along with such special features as a sneak peek at season two, ?Animating a Skitter? feature, commentary tracks and much more.

Joining Noah Wyle in Falling Skies are Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) as Dr. Anne Glass, a pediatrician who has become the survivors? primary physician; Will Patton (Armageddon) as Colonel Weaver, the gruff and emotionally scarred commander of the 2nd Massachusetts; and Drew Roy (The Secretariat), Tom?s oldest son who is just about to turn 18.

Falling Skies is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan), who wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) and Greg Beeman (Heroes, Smallville) serve as co-executive producers.

Product Information:

Feature Running Time: Approximately 450 minutes No. of Discs: 3

DVD Extras: Animating a Skitter? feature, Falling Skies Panel: San Diego Comic-con 2011, Behind the scenes Unanswered questions: Season 2 sneak peak and Commentary

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to Buy

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Blu Ray
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Blu Ray

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen delivers non-stop action and fun in an all-new adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Featuring out-of-this-world heroes in the form of the mighty Autobots and a malevolent and powerful villain known as The Fallen, the film boasts some of the most sensational ? and complex ? visual effects in film history.

In addition to audience favourites Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, the film?s human stars have returned to help save the world including Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Megan Fox (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People), Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas), Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers) and John Turturro (The Good Shepherd).

The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 3-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc Special Edition DVD both feature over three hours of in-depth, immersive special features that let viewers further explore the world of the legendary ?robots in disguise?.

Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen DVD
Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen DVD

Among the sprawling content is a multi-chapter documentary, including interviews with the cast and crew, that chronicles the entire making of the film, from development and design to filming in locations around the globe, working with the U.S. military, creating the groundbreaking visual effects and putting it all together to produce one of the biggest films of the year.

The discs also include an all-access featurette following renowned director Michael Bay through an entire day, a comprehensive exploration of the ?confidential files? on a dozen of the Transformers characters featured in the film, multi-angle breakdowns of some of the most sensational action sequences and much, much more.

The 3-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc Special Edition DVD packages will also feature augmented reality technology that will allow people to interact with a holographic image of Optimus Prime by using a webcam and a special website.

As an added bonus, the Blu-ray will include an exclusive interactive feature that gives viewers the ability to customise their own robot characters and get a glimpse at a rogue robot. Out of all the available permutations, one will unlock an exclusive interview with Michael Bay about his plans for the next adventure.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is available to buy on DVD & 3-disc Blu-ray with Digital Copy on November 30 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment

20th Anniversary Edition of Empire Magazine

As part of Empire?s 20th birthday, and following on from the very successful Empire Film Awards on March 29th, Empire have put together an impressive 20th Anniversary Edition, guest-edited by Steven Spielberg, packed full of exclusive interviews with the industry?s greatest actors and directors, as well as boasting the most ambitious photographic project ever undertaken by any film magazine. I have included 4 images from the iconic photo shoot, as per below;

? James McAvoy and Kiera Knightly ? Atonement

? Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson ? Harry Potter

? Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster ? Silence of the Lambs

? Tom Cruise ? Minority Report

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Indy 4 on DVD at Last

You may have noticed that scifind.com has just had a bit of an indy makeover – this is to celebrate the fact that the latest chapter of the greatest adventure of all time comes to DVD and Blu-ray. What am I talking about – Indiana Jones Of course!

The highest-grossing installment of the phenomenally popular adventure franchise, with more than 440 million at the global box office, Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd.s INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL will make its highly anticipated debut on DVD and Blu-ray November 10, 2008.

Released by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will be available as a two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray, loaded with spectacular bonus features that allow viewers to accompany the filmmakers and cast on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes of this modern classic.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank Marshall, with
George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy as executive producers, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is the newest adventure in the phenomenally successful INDIANA JONES series, which has earned six Academy Awards and over $2 billion worldwide.

Set in 1957, the film stars Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt and follows Indy on a perilous adventure to find the coveted Crystal Skull of Akator. From the ivy-covered halls of Marshall College to the verdant jungles of South America, Indy is relentlessly pursued by sinister Soviet agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the eerie object of fascination.

The two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray presentations feature hours of new content that opens up the world of Indiana Jones as never before through in-depth footage of Steven Spielberg and his cast and crew at work.? From Shia LaBeoufs training to become a master swordsman to Harrison Fords reunion with his fedora, whip…and Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, viewers can watch the magic of cinemas greatest action-adventure hero returning to the big screen, as well as the extraordinary work of the legendary artists who have brought Indys latest thrilling adventure to life.

In addition, all four INDIANA JONES films will be showcased in the quintessential Indiana Jones collection which includes the first three films plus the two-disc Special Edition DVD of the latest installment.

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
is available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray from November 10, 2008
from Paramount Home Entertainment

DVD TECHNICAL DETAILS

2 DISC BOX SET

Title
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL two-disc Special Edition DVD
Release date
NOvember 10 2008
DISCS
2 disc set
RRP
24.99
Cert
12 tbc
Sound
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround
Running time
approx. 122 minutes
Special features
Disc 1:
The Return of a Legend The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators
Pre-Production Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage

Disc 2:
Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal SkullJoin filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film
Shooting Begins: New Mexico
Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut
Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii
On-Set Action
Exploring Akator
Wrapping Up!
Warrior Makeup
The Crystal Skulls
Iconic Props
The Effects of Indy
Adventures in Post Production
Closing: Team Indy
Pre-Visualization Sequences
Area 51 Escape
Jungle Chase
Ants Attack
Galleries
The Art Department
The Adventure Begins
Cemetery and Jungle
Akator
Stan Winston Studio
Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies
Aliens & Crystal Skulls
Production Photographs
Portraits
Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

BLU-RAY 2 DISC BOX SET

Title
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION
Release date
NOVEMBER 10 2008
DISCS
2 disc set
RRP
29.99
Cert
12 tbc
Sound
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround
Running time
approx. 122 minutes
Special features
Blu-ray Disc 1:
Indiana Jones Timelines Explore the movie through interactive timelines that include video featurettes, in-depth information and unique imagery? Your adventure begins with one of these three timelines:
Story Timeline: Showcases the key events of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull storyline
Production Timeline: A Making-of chronology for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Historical Timeline: Dives into the real-world historical influences that are referenced in the film
The Return of a LegendThe evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators (HD)
Pre-ProductionFollows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage (HD)

bLU-RAY Disc 2:
Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal SkullJoin filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film.
Shooting Begins: New Mexico (HD)
Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut (HD)
Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii (HD)
On-Set Action (HD)
Exploring Akator (HD)
Wrapping Up! (HD)
Warrior Makeup (HD)
The Crystal Skulls (HD)
Iconic Props (HD)
The Effects of Indy (HD)
Adventures in Post Production (HD)
Closing: Team Indy (HD)
Pre-Visualization Sequences
Area 51 Escape (HD)
Jungle Chase (HD)
Ants Attack (HD)
Galleries
The Art Department
The Adventure Begins
Cemetery and Jungle
Akator
Stan Winston Studio
Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies
Aliens & Crystal Skulls
Production Photographs
Portraits
Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

Please note that artwork is subject to change