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'Titanic' sets course for Blu-ray release

Spurred by the success of the film’s 3-D theatrical re-release, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced that Titanic will makes its Blu-ray debut on Sept. 14. The Oscar-sweeping epic will be available as a four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack in both 2-D and 3-D formats, with 2.5 hours of bonus footage including a National Geographic documentary in which director James Cameron explores the wreckage of the actual Titanic. The special features will also be stocked with 30 deleted scenes, more than 60 behind-the-scenes featurettes, three commentary tracks, and 2,000 photos. For the first time, Titanic fans can download the film digitally so they’ll never have to let go of their favorite film.

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'John Carter' deleted scene: What is Taylor Kitsch drinking?! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Of the many criticisms levied against John Carter, one of the most prevalent was a lack of a sense of humor. The story of the titular Civil War vet (Taylor Kitsch) transported to the war-torn surface of Mars via a mysterious cave of gold had plenty of dashing derring do, but surprisingly few moments of levity. In this exclusive deleted scene from the film — available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 5 — we get a peek at one of the film’s lighter moments, as the massive green Tharks Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Tal Hajus (Thomas Haden Church) lug Carter back to their home camp just hours after he plopped onto the planet. You’ll note that the scene was cut early in post-production — none of the visual effects are completed, and you can still see Dafoe and Church in their Thark performance-capture costumes, which include tiny cameras directed at their faces.

Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Steven Spielberg's 'E.T.' coming to Blu-ray, and it's walkie-talkie free! -- VIDEO

For many, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial remains Steven Spielberg’s most indelible film, holding a special spot in moviegoers’ hearts. (I know it does for me.) But when the movie was re-released in theaters in 2002 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Spielberg tried to fix something that was not broken and “updated” the movie’s visual effects. He gave E.T.’s face a CG makeover, added back in a couple deleted scenes, and — most controversially — switched out the rifles held by police officers chasing down Elliott and his bicycle buddies with walkie-talkies.

Fans cried foul. South Park mocked the decision. Last year, Spielberg himself even admitted he regretted making the changes, vowing that the Blu-ray release would just be the 1982 theatrical version of the film.

And by gum, it’s exactly that. As you’ll see in the trailer for the 30th-anniversary Blu-ray edition of the film, out this October, those walkie-talkies are no more:  READ FULL STORY

Ralph Fiennes Q&A: Directing Shakespeare and taking orders from Bond

What the Dickens is going on with Ralph Fiennes? Not only is he playing Magwitch in Mike Newell’s upcoming adaptation of Great Expectations, but he’s also starring in and directing The Invisible Woman, a movie about the great author’s secret mistress. EW caught up with Fiennes to ask him not only about Dickens, but also two other great English writers: Shakespeare (Fiennes’ adaptation of Coriolanus is out on DVD this week) and Fleming (he’s got a top secret part in Skyfall, the new James Bond film).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Coriolanus was your first attempt at directing a movie. Why choose Shakespeare? And why that particular play? For your first time, why not pick something easy — maybe Vacation of the Titans?
RALPH FIENNES: Its challenging nature is what I love about it. I performed it onstage years ago and have been thinking about it as a film ever since. Shakespeare is challenging for a lot of people but I find it thrilling. The language is like music. READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games' Blu-ray/DVD trailer -- EXCLUSIVE


Missing Katniss and Peeta already? Catching Fire‘s November 2013 release date seem like an eternity to wait for your next fix? Not to worry: Later this summer you’ll be able to whip up some groosling and settle in on the couch at home to watch The Hunger Games. The first film based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel trilogy hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 18.

Lionsgate kicks off its official 12-week countdown to the release on Friday, May 25, when the Blu-ray and DVD will become available for pre-order. EW is helping with the celebration by hosting the exclusive premiere of the trailer, embedded below:


'Red Tails' on DVD: George Lucas on making a 'real dogfight movie' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Never count George Lucas out. That was the takeaway this past January from the surprise, if modest, box office success of Red Tails, the gee-whiz actioner about the Tuskegee Airmen that the Star Wars director had tried to bring to the big screen for 23 years. Despite mixed reviews, it won over audiences with its old-fashioned patriotism, earnest cast of mostly non A-listers, and visceral flying sequences, earning a solid ‘A’ CinemaScore. Oh, and $50 million in box office grosses, more than holding its own against brawnier January fare like The Grey and Underworld Awakening.

It’s hard to believe, then, that Red Tails almost never happened. In January, Lucas told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show that no major Hollywood studio was willing to finance a World War II epic featuring an all-black cast, meaning that he had to pull out his own pocketbook if his take on the pioneering African-American fighter squad was ever going to get made. It also meant he had to wait until digital technology would advance enough for him to produce an Old Hollywood spectacle without breaking the bank. “We needed to wait till now to find the digital tech that would make it financially feasible,” producer Rick McCallum told EW at Red Tails‘ New York premiere. “Otherwise, it would have been impossible to make. We may have had 2,200 shots in Revenge of the Sith, but no less than 1,600 in Red Tails. In the end, it took two weeks longer to make this movie than it took to fight World War II.”

Take a look at this exclusive video on the making of Lucas’ passion project, which shows how many of the film’s environments, including the cramped cockpits of the Airmen’s P-51 Mustangs, had to be built out of ones and zeros. Or as Lucas puts it, “With digital technology, now we can actually do a real dogfight movie the way it should be done.” READ FULL STORY

'The Woman in Black': Daniel Radcliffe on his post-Potter gothic horror hit -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Daniel Radcliffe has grown up before our very eyes. When we first met him as Harry Potter, he was only 11 years old. More than a decade later, he bravely launched the post-Potter phase of his movie career in February’s The Woman in Black, a stylish gothic horror film in which he plays a widowed lawyer — and a young father — who encounters a terrifying supernatural secret in a small English town. The hit movie proved that Radcliffe — who’d already demonstrated his non-Potter bona fides on Broadway — won’t be boxed in by playing the world’s most famous wizard.

In the first of two exclusive behind-the-scenes clips from the movie, which arrives on home video tomorrow, Radcliffe discusses how and why he chose The Woman in Black as his first post-Potter role. The most impressive surprise? He apparently celebrated his final day on the set of Potter, concluding a decade of moviemaking history that represented practically half of his own life, by diving in to the script for his next film. “I read the [Woman in Black] script for the first time four hours after I had done my last shot on Potter, I think, and loved it immediately,” he says.

In the second video clip, Radcliffe discusses the challenge of playing a father and his own fear of scary movies. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

'Contraband' behind-the-scenes: Mark Wahlberg kicks the crap out of everyone -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

No one enjoys being on the receiving end of Mark Wahlberg’s fist. “Most of the actors are very method. But they don’t like being method with me kicking the sh–t out of them. They like being method kicking the sh–t out of someone else,” Wahlberg says in this exclusive clip from a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Contraband DVD/Blu-ray, out April 24.


Spielberg's 'Jaws' heads to Blu-ray for first time in digitally restored and remastered edition -- EXCLUSIVE


Though it’s credited as giving birth to the modern summer movie blockbuster, for the last 15 years Jaws has been as much a staple of basic cable programming as Law & Order re-runs. Many have only seen the shark-infested thriller chopped and cropped for television, but soon they’ll get a chance to rectify that grave miscarriage of cinematic justice.

To commemorate the studio’s 100th anniversary, on Aug. 14, 2012, Universal is releasing a digitally remastered and restored Jawon Blu-ray, with a brand new 7.1 surround sound mix and four hours of special features. Director Steven Spielberg worked with Universal’s in-house archives and restoration services on the new print, starting with the original negative of the film — which Spielberg calls “pretty crummy” in a featurette on the Blu-ray. You can watch that special on the restoration below, along with exclusive before and after shots from the film that show just how painstaking the visual renovation was. Check it out:  READ FULL STORY

EW Extras: Pauly Shore talks the 20th anniversary of 'Encino Man,' bud-dy!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Encino Man, that little film in which two high school students, social climber Dave (Sean Astin) and outcast Stoney (Pauly Shore), find a frozen caveman (Brendan Fraser) buried in Dave’s yard, thaw him out, and enroll him in high school. Knowing that the DVD’s only special features are the original trailer and a three-and-a-half-minute production featurette — the highlight of which is watching a movie producer use a gigantic cell phone on set — EW decided to celebrate by creating its own set of extras with help from Shore.

TRIVIA: Shore was originally offered the role of the caveman, Link. “A guy named Peter Paterno, who was the head of Hollywood Records took my MTV stuff into Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was running Disney at the time,” Shore says. “They didn’t know who the hell I was. Then they offered me the role of the caveman, because I guess I looked like a caveman at the time, you know. I passed on it. I’m like, ‘That doesn’t make sense, because then I would have to grunt the whole movie.’” Instead, Shore worked with writer Shawn Schepps, producer George Zaloom, and director Les Mayfield to rewrite the best-friend role in the script, gave him all the terminology Shore was popularizing on his MTV show Totally Pauly, and named him Stoney. “Me and my manager started looking at tapes of different actors, and that’s when Brendan’s tape came in, and we were like, ‘Holy crap, this guy’s a really good actor’, ” Shore says. “People always say, ‘Never work with kids and animals,’ but I totally disagree. Because kids and animals, and then cavemen, are very spontaneous. Brendan went to so many crazy places, like a kid would or an animal. That’s why I think the chemistry was good between us. I think a lot of other actors would have acted the role. He was feelin’ it. I think his acting made my comedy better.”  READ FULL STORY

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