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Not in 2-D Kansas anymore: 3-D 'Wizard of Oz' is coming to home video in 2013

Next fall, there will be no place like home — provided one’s home is equipped with a 3-D television.

Warner Bros. announced today that a new 3-D conversion of The Wizard of Oz is coming to DVD and Blu-ray in 2013. The release is part of the studio’s 90th anniversary celebration; a special 100 film DVD collection and 50 film Blu-ray collection will also be released in honor of this milestone. Additionally, the studio has put together a pair of documentaries — Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour, which gives viewers a virtual version of the tour given at Warner’s Burbank headquarters.

The Wizard of Oz first hit theaters in 1939. In 2009, a four-disc 70th anniversary edition of the film was released on Blu-Ray; it included a variety of production documentaries, outtakes, and still galleries, but only two dimensions.

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'Prometheus' Blu-ray trailer promises to reveal the meaning of life (or at least the meaning of 'Prometheus')

“How far would you go to get your answers?” Michael Fassbender’s self-seeking robo-Aryan asks at the start of this new trailer for Prometheus on Blu-ray. Would you put your life at risk? Would you travel beyond the stars? Would you buy Prometheus on Blu-ray?

While audiences tended to like Fassbender’s performance as Peter O’Toolbox, the big-budget Alien prequel was notorious for its inability to definitively reveal the true meaning of the universe and the teleological purpose of humanity. This new release — which boasts seven hours of special features — promises to rectify that.

Personally I thought the movie was a big, wonderful mess, as opposed to a big, terrible mess, and its atmospherics and thematic density overrode any narrative nonsense. But if you’re not like me and you actually dislike plot holes so big you can drive a space-ATV through, then you might be interested in getting a glimpse at the film’s alternate beginning, alternate ending, and alternate middle. And, hey, everyone knows art only gets better the more you have to explain it! READ FULL STORY

Karen Allen in 'Indiana Jones': The girl who almost got away

Karen Allen has an amazing laugh, and to hear it in person is to be transported to a steamy desert tent where her Marion Ravenwood is trading drinks with Indiana Jones’s half-charming rival, a flirty French archeologist named Belloq. It’s big and fun, and you’d volunteer to be dragged behind a speeding German truck for the chance to hear it again. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Allen played a feisty, tough-as-nails beauty whose first romantic encounter with Indy had ended in Rick Blaine level heartbreak — for her. The second time around, they teamed up to find the lost ark of the covenant before Belloq and the Nazis, and she proved to be Indy’s equal in every way.

But although Indiana Jones returned for two more blockbuster adventures in the 1980s, Marion was not in the picture. In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a prequel, Indy romanced a shrieking blonde showgirl (Kate Capshaw), and in The Last Crusade, he jousted with a blonde Austrian scholar (Alison Doody). Blondes are supposed to have more fun, but neither character connected with Indy — or audiences — like Marion. Fans voiced their preference whenever new Indy 4 rumors surfaced, and when she finally returned for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, she was the same gal that we’d all fallen in love with 27 years before. She was almost delightful enough for us to overlook the nuked fridge and the swinging monkeys. (Almost.)

With today’s release of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray — and the digitally remastered Raiders of the Lost Ark still in select theaters — Allen sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss her role in the franchise, why she never expected to return, and why her kiss would’ve never, ever put Indy to sleep.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The first time we meet Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark, she’s going shot for shot with a burly Nepalese drunk before Indiana Jones walks back in to her life. It was impossible not to adore her from that moment on.
KAREN ALLEN: It’s a great introduction. That’s the only scene I read at first. They gave me that scene to audition with. No one was allowed to read the script. So until they told me they wanted me, that was really all I knew about the role — that one scene. But that was enough that I was totally intrigued and wanted to do it. Whatever this story was, this was going to be a fantastic character to play. READ FULL STORY

'Cabin in the Woods' director Drew Goddard on his lost weekend with Joss Whedon -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In the spring of 2007, Drew Goddard — who’d gotten his start in Hollywood writing on Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and moved on to write episodes of AngelAliasLost, and the monster movie Cloverfield — was approached by Whedon with a crazy idea: Lock themselves in a hotel room for a weekend to write a horror movie. And not just any fright fest, but one that would work as a straightforward horror flick while also being somehow about the entire genre of horror flicks. Naturally, Goddard said yes.

Two years later, Goddard was directing, and Whedon producing, The Cabin in the Woods, but thanks to the MGM bankruptcy, it wasn’t until the film premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival that audiences got a chance to see it. It subsequently opened in theaters to rave reviews and an instant cult following, and in this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray (out Sept. 18), Whedon and Goddard talk about that lost weekend that got it all started. Check it out below, and then read on for Goddard’s further thoughts on working with Whedon, writing Steven Spielberg’s upcoming action spectacular Robopocalypse, as well as some seriously SPOILER-y talk about Cabin‘s much-discussed ending.  READ FULL STORY

'Titanic' on Blu-ray: James Cameron on how he dodged disaster -- VIDEO

James Cameron isn’t the kind of man to be hampered by self-doubt. But during the darkest days of the making of Titanic, when the budget was skyrocketing, deadlines were bearing down, and the press was circling in gleeful anticipation of a disaster, even the man behind The Terminator and Aliens felt his confidence shaken. “I had a razor blade taped to the screen of my Avid [editing machine] with a note on it saying, ‘Use in case the film sucks,'” admits Cameron. “When everybody — everybody — doubts you, it’s hard not to doubt yourself. But I was looking at the footage, saying, ‘Guys, I’m seeing a good movie here.'”

It wasn’t just a good movie. Titanic was the type of artistic and popular success that occurs maybe once every generation. It won 11 Academy Awards and became the highest-grossing film of all time. It made Kate Winslet a star and Leonardo DiCaprio an icon. If Cameron himself didn’t become King of the World, as he boldly proclaimed at the Oscars, he certainly was anointed King of Hollywood, a title that was only reinforced when he defied the odds again years later with box office topper Avatar.

Fifteen years after Cameron’s Titanic sailed, the epic is available today on Blu-ray for the first time. The director checked in from anniversary celebrations in Ireland to recall the near disaster behind his disaster film. READ FULL STORY

Kristen Stewart shows off her bruises from 'Snow White and the Huntsman' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart famously transformed the demure, domestic heroine from the famed fairy tale into a scrappy, no-nonsense fighter willing to strap on a suit of armor to battle Charlize Theron’s evil queen. Just don’t call the character a warrior.

“I don’t suddenly turn into a warrior,” says Stewart in this exclusive look at one of the behind-the-scenes features on the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman Blu-ray (out this Tuesday, Sept. 11). “She hasn’t learned how to fight, and she doesn’t want to.”

That doesn’t mean Snow White avoids conflict. “I get the crap beat out of me,” says Stewart with a smile — and she’s got the bruises to prove it! Check out the clip below:  READ FULL STORY

Indy vs. the Swordsman: A new look at a classic 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' scene -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s one of the most iconic scenes in one of the most iconic movies of all time: Indiana Jones vs. the Swordsman.

If you’re a film lover, chances are you’ve watched the scene more than once. Who are we kidding, you’ve probably seen it a couple dozen times. But thanks to a breathtaking new Blu-ray box set, Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (due in stores on Sept. 18), you’re about to see it in a way you never have before. Come to think of it, we’ll do you one better: you can watch it right now in this exclusive first look.

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Briefcase lawsuit delays Marvel's 'Phase One' box set until next spring -- EXCLUSIVE

So close …

Marvel Studios’ massive box set collection of its “Phase One” series of movies — everything from 2008’s Iron Man to last May’s The Avengers — will no longer be released on Sept. 25, but will instead be pushed back to an unspecified date next spring, according to sources at parent company Disney.

The holdup … ? The packaging.

A German luggage firm has filed a lawsuit alleging that the silver briefcase for the six-movie collection is too similar to one of its products. READ FULL STORY

Report: 'Dark Knight Rises' Blu-ray rumored to include Director's Cut

Maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to find out just what Bane meant when he said, “You only adopted the dark; I was born in it.” (Or, more accurately, “rawrrkkkssofffflll bbrrooddmmmm.”)

Rumors are circulating on the internet that the Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight Rises could include an extended director’s cut. Alleged to run a full 30 minutes longer than the 165-minute theatrical cut, the extended version is said to feature scenes depicting Bane’s origin and more screen time for Liam Neeson’s Ra’s Al Ghul.

Here’s why we’re skeptical:

1. It’s a rumor.  On the internet.
2. Nolan has never released extended director’s cuts of any of his other feature films.
3. As a perfectionist, it’s unlikely that Nolan gave the OK to a truncated or incomplete film for wide release. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna on how 'Battleship' helped her shake 'being a celebrity' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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When director Peter Berg told EW earlier this year about offering Rihanna the role of a tough weapons officer in Battleship, he said she had one condition: “She said, ‘I’ll do it, but please you have to promise me you won’t treat me special, you’ll treat me like you would any other actor, you’ll make me work and you won’t go easy on me.'”

But in this exclusive sneak peek at a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Battleship Blu-ray and DVD (out Aug. 28), Rihanna sees it the other way around. As she puts it, it was Berg who “really got me out of the mentality of being a celebrity, or ‘Rihanna.'” Clearly, the two hold a mutual appreciation; be sure to listen for the moment after Rihanna finishes shooting a scene when Berg proclaims, “That’s hoooooooooot!” Check out the clip below:

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