Four Modern Children’s Classics now on Blu-ray

FOUR MODERN FAMILY CLASSICS NOW ON BLU-RAY !!! 

 

 

Enjoy Epic Adventures for All Ages on Blu-ray for the First Time 

 

Los Angeles, CA (March 6, 2012) – Experience the excitement of four unforgettable family films, FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST, AQUAMARINE, THUMBELINA and THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER on Blu-ray for the first time March 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring talented casts and moving stories, these Blu-ray titles make great Easter gifts for the whole family to enjoy.

 

FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST

Starring a talented voice cast including Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST is an enchanting story about taking care of the environment and the power of friendship, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

 

There’s magic in the rainforest and it’s called FernGully! Deep in the heart of the forest awaits a paradise filled with tiny sprites, winged fairies and tree spirits who all live in joyful harmony. But when their home is threatened by humans, one courageous sprite gives her all to save it! FernGully is a fantastical adventure into a world you’ll want to visit again and again!

 

AQUAMARINE

Just in time for Easter, this fun feature starring Emma Roberts (Scream 4 and Valentine’s Day), Sara Paxton (The Last House on the Left and Malcolm in the Middle), and Joanna “Jojo” Levesque (Hawaii Five-O) is the perfect movie for any family to enjoy.

 

It’s the end of summer and Claire (Roberts) and Hailey (JoJo) have a major problem. In just five days, Hailey’s family is moving halfway around the world! These girls need a major miracle, and they get one in the form of Aquamarine, a beautiful mermaid who washes ashore in a late summer storm. Sweet but clueless to the ways of romance, she offers to grant the girls one wish if they help her find the boy of her dreams. But when they attempt to reel in the cute local lifeguard, the result is something none of them expect and they discover that sometimes what you wish for isn’t what you really want after all!

 

THUMBELINA

From world renowned animator Don Bluth (Anastasia, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Secret of NIMH) and award-winning composer Barry Manilow comes Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina – a magical story that reminds us that if we follow our hearts, nothing is impossible. When Thumbelina, a tiny enchanted fairy, meets Prince Cornelius, she is sure she’s found her heart’s desire. But before their romance can blossom, she is kidnapped by a family of show business toads, detained by a scheming beetle and married to a befuddled mole! As Thumbelina casts its magical spell on your entire family, you will see why Family Life says, “Parents will be cheering, girls will be in heaven and boys will be rewarded with exciting derring-do!”

 

MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER

Featuring Kirk Douglas in a remarkable dual role and highlighted by a climactic chase involving 40 horsemen and 90 wild stallions thundering across snow-covered peaks, THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER is destined to become a legendary film.

 

Set during the 1880’s, when the Australian frontier was as wild and dangerous as the American West, the film follows the exploits of a handsome youth (Tom Burlinson) who sets out to tame a wild herd of horses. Taking on a challenge many men had attempted before him, he rides deep into the treacherous and untamed wilderness of his native timberlands where boys become men fast – or die trying.

 

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

 

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Just because a film is based on a Video Game it does not mean it will not make for a great Film! Review MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY

 

BY: MICHAEL ALVAREZ
 

“MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY”

Note, This is for those us who tend to be open minded, have the ability of suspending disbelief and, have a sense of humor.
The best analogy I can come up with is that these highly addictive GREAT 9 Short Films are just like “Crack” I mean Highly Addictive lol !!!!!!!!!!
I remember back in the early 90’s sipping away on a Cherry/Banana Slurpee in between fights on a game called MORTAL KOMBAT one of the goriest and most violent arcade game of its time.  Almost 20 years later, now a Multi Billion Dollar Video Game Franchise with Two major Hollywood productions under its belt, has just revamped its image with a Great and Edgy Web mini-series called “MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY”.  “A MUST SEE!!!!”
“MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY” is no accident.  In fact the writer /Director Kevin Tancharoen a True Fan Boy best known for Directing the Remake of “Fame” made a short film called “Mortal Komabat: Rebirth” with great production value and a Hollywood cast including Michael Jai White, and Jeri Ryan all with the hope of getting the attention of the Studio heads so that he may be financed for a full feature film. 


Kevin Tancharoen accomplished his goal with Nine Highly addictive short films now on BLU-RAY.  Tancharoen has a great approach of mixing the Mortal Kombat Fantasy with Reality.  If you are new to the Mortal Kombat Universe the story is told in such a fashion that the Iconic Characters have a chance to develop and be understood.  Those who already know the game and characters get to see the characters in a much deeper plots of view than we are use to.  The “Raiden” episode is the most memorable episode of all. Kevin Tancharoen added his own realistic and fantastic twist to the character which makes the Mortal Kombat Universe a very realistic and with a very dark set of events. The Raiden episode is much darker and grittier than expected. The episode not only is Fantastic it is also where Tancharoen proves to be a Master at the Craft of Film making. It is quite a fantastic feat to see someone assemble a highly talented team to help his story, his vision of what is MORTAL KOMBAT is to him and the Fans. A truly loyal and creative way of showing on how a great film is made when passion is involved.
I am just happy to watch a Mini-series distract me for the Two Hours and plus with additional material that helped me better understand the Characters and back story’s that come along with them.
The Fighting scene’s are very well choreographed and executed in a realistic manner, although fantastic they are secondary to the Story Plots.

This mini-series NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN and, must be watched on BLU-RAY, I mean a must!  Special effects always look better on BLU-RAY.
Once you begin to watch the first Episode you automatically get hooked like a drug and must continue watching to the very end.  Which even then leaves you wanting more.
I have a colleague that insists that the best way to learn how to make a film is by watching the Special Features, it’s filled great knowledge and little secrets that help enhance the story trying to be. Robert this is a perfect example of your advice and what a great tool this BLU-RAY is for a Novice Film Maker who is a fan by Heart!
This particular BLU-RAY is jammed packed with great Special Features that help explain and show this Fantastic World we call Mortal Kombat: Legacy is brought to life.
Special Features:
• Mortal Kombat Legacy: Fight – A look at the role “Fatalities” and hyper-violence play in the Mortal Kombat storytelling process. Included within the piece is a detailed exploration of the fights and stunts staged during the production of the web-series.
• Mortal Kombat Legacy: Fan Made – Go inside the mind of Mortal Kombat super fan Kevin Tancharoen and uncover his passion and vision that brought Mortal Kombat: Legacy to life. 
• Mortal Kombat Legacy: Expanding The Netherrealm — Multi-chapter documentary brings the Mortal Kombat universe to life. New!
• Mortal Kombat: Mysticism – Discover the powers that define the characters. New!
• Mortal Kombat: Gear – Explore all the weapons that make Mortal Kombat fighting unique. New!

Now on Blu-Ray, “X-Men: First Class”

 

WITNESS THE BEGINNING.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

The  Ultimate Blu-ray and DVD Experience Arrived on
First Class Friday, September 9th

 


 

 Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.  Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit burst onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, “X-Men” fans will have the power to choose a side between Professor X and Magneto with two versions of premium collectible Blu-ray packaging.  Also exclusively on Blu-ray, fans receive access to over two hours of special interactive features PLUS ten Marvel “X-Men” Digital Comics including a never-before-seen “X-Men: First Class” backstory— redeemable through each Blu-ray’s unique packaging code.

Director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick Ass) tells the true origins of the multi-billion dollar film franchise, guiding exceptional performances by Golden Globe®-nominee James McAvoy (Wanted, Atonement), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), and Golden Globe®-winner Kevin Bacon (“Taking Chance,” Mystic River).  A “rare movie event that balances an intelligent story with solid performances, first-rate action and top-of-the-line special effects” (Ben Lyons, E!).

Before Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time, working together to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.  The film  features a star-studded supporting cast, including Academy Award®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), January Jones (“Mad Men”), Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later), Zoë Kravitz  (Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz Daughter), Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man), Lucas Till (Walk the Line), and Emmy Award®-nominee Oliver Platt (“The West Wing”).

Special features on the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Blu-ray include:

  • 10 Marvel “X-Men” Digital Comics with exclusive “X-Men: First Class” Backstory Comic
  • More than two hours of never-before-seen extras, including:
    • Cerebro Mutant Tracker: The complete interactive Mutant Database with interactive videos giving fans the ability to learn about their favorite mutants in the X-Men film franchise
    • Children of the Atom: An eight-part behind-the-scenes featurette, charting the film from
      pre-production through post-production, including visual effects techniques and cataloguing “X-Men” transformations through prosthetic make up and costume design
    • “X” Marks the Spot: An interactive feature allowing viewers the opportunity to learn more about specific scenes with talent interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
    • Extended and Deleted Scenes
    • BD-Live Portal with additional Cerebro Mutant Tracker profiles
    • Composer’s Isolated Score
    • Theatrical Trailer

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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