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by Charles Mohapel
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Batman: Under the Red Hood [Blu-ray] by Directed by Brandon Vietti (Warner Home 26 September 2010 / $29.99) -

Product Description:
Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when the Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.

Running Time: 75 minutes

Disc Contains:
Feature: Batman Under The Red Hood (75:49)

Bonus Features:
"DC Showcase: Jonah Hex" -- animated short. The tough-as-nails bounty hunter Jonah Hex always gets his man -- until someone else gets to him first -- in this case a murderous madam who wants to steal more than just his bounty from Jonah Hex. Based on a story from the award-winning "Jonah Hex" comic series. (11:53)

Behind The Story
Featurette: "Robin: The Story of Dick Grayson" with Paul Levitz (Writer and Former President & Publisher – DC Comics), Judd Winick (Writer and Screenwriter), Dan DiDio (Co-Publisher – DC Comics), Phil Cousineau (Author, "The Hero's Journey"), Matthew Mahoney (Golden Apple Comics, Los Angeles. CA), Len Wein (Writer and Former Editor – DC Comics), Thomas Andrae (Author, "Creators of the Superheroes"), and Dennis O'Neil (Writer and Former Editor – DC Comics) who explore the evolution of the character through the years. (24:14)

Featurette: "Robin's Requiem: The Story of Jason Todd" with Len Wein (Writer and Former Editor – DC Comics), Judd Winick (Writer and Screenwriter), Dennis O’Neil (Writer and Former Editor – DC Comics), Dan DiDio (Co-Publisher – DC Comics), Matthew Mahoney (Golden Apple Comics, Los Angeles. CA), Phil Cousineau (Author, "The Hero's Journey"), Paul Levitz (Writer and Former President & Publisher – DC Comics), Len Wein (Writer and Former Editor – DC Comics) share the story of how DC Comics heard the fan outcry and reshaped the Robin character for the new millennium. (20:58)

"A First Peek At Superman/Batman Apocalypse" with Gregory Noveck (SVP Creative Affairs, DC Comics), Bruce Timm (Producer), Jeph Loeb (Writer, "Superman/Batman: Supergirl"), Lauren Montgomery (Director), Andrea Romano (Voice Director), Kevin Conroy (Actor, "Batman"), Tim Daly (Actor, "Superman"), Andre Braugher (Actor, "Darkseid"), and Summer Glau (Actor, "Supergirl"). Coming to DVD and Blu-ray – Fall 2010 (12:12)

Four bonus episodes from Batman The Animated Series, Season 1 handpicked by Bruce Timm:
"Robin's Reckoning: Part 1" (22:15)
"Robin's Reckoning: Part 2" (22:16)
"Mad Love" (21:29)
"The Laughing Fish" (22:18)

Trailers:
Jonah Hex Motion Comic -- for Download (1:12)
The Lord of the Rings" Animated -- Ralph Bakshi's innovative animated film on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack (1:20)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole – in Theaters September 24th -- animated film from the studio that brought you "Happy Feet". (2:22)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths -- previous Warner Premiere Animated Film. (11:12)
Batman Gotham Knight: An Anime Evolution -- previous Warner Premiere Animated Film. (10:10)
Superman Doomsday -- previous Warner Premiere Animated Film. (2:20)

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

Beauty And The Beast (Three-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo in DVD Packaging) by Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 10 October 2010 / $39.99) -

Product Description:
Acclaimed and treasured like no other, Disney's beloved modern classic, Beauty and the Beast was the first animated feature film in the history of the Oscars to be nominated for Best Picture (1991), and is brilliantly transformed to a new level of entertainment through the magic of Blu-ray High Definition. The music you'll never forget, the characters who will fill your heart, and the magical adventure about finding beauty within all come to spectacular life in Blu-ray. Plus, all-new, immersive bonus features will transport you even further into Belle's enchanted world. So be our guest and join the beloved, independent Belle and the Beast with the soul of a prince as they cast an enchanting spell like never before.

Running Time: IMDB.com: 84 minutes/91 minutes Special Edition/Approximately 92 minutes per the DVD case

According to the Packaging:

Disc 1: DVD
All-New Digital Restoration
3 Versions of the Film
Disney Sing Along Mode
Audio Commentary

Disc 2: Blu-ray Feature
Features Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture and Sound
All-New Digital Restoration
3 Versions of the Film
"Composing A Classic"
"Broadway Beginnings"
All-New Music Video
Never-Before-Seen Alternate Opening
Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene
Disney Sing Along Mode
Audio Commentary

Disc 3: Blu-ray Bonus Material
"Beyond Beauty" – The Untold Stories
"Enchanted Music Challenge" Game
"Bonjour, Who Is This?" Game – Use your phone, receive secret messages, and guess players' identities before they guess yours
Classic DVD Bonus Features
And Much More!

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

Legend of the Seeker: The Complete Second And Final Season by Various Directors (ABC Studios 09 October 2010 / $45.99) -

Product Description:
Television's epic fantasy Legend Of The Seeker returns for a spell-binding second season. Relive every exciting moment uninterrupted in this sensational 5-disc box set complete with exclusive bonus features.

The ultimate battle between good and evil reaches new heights as a tear in the veil separating the world of the living from the underworld unleashes the most powerful forces the world has ever known. Only the mythical Stone of Tears can seal the cracks forming across the globe and only the Seeker, with the help of Kahlan and a fiery Mord'Sith named Cara, can find the stone and close the rift once and for all.

Journey to the thrilling world of mystery and mysticism with all 22 episodes of Legend Of The Seeker: The Complete Second Season, and delve even deeper with never-before-seen bonus features available only on DVD.

Running Time: 946 minutes

Disc 1:
Promo for ABC TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray (1:35)
Now on DVD: Scrubs: The Complete Ninth Season (1:22)
Coming Soon: Trailer for TRON Legacy in 3D and IMAX 3D in Select Theaters 12.17.2010 (2:20)
Season 2, Episode 1: "Marked" (43:25)
Season 2, Episode 2: "Baneling" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 3: "Broken" (43:26)
Season 2, Episode 4: "Touched" (43:27)

Disc 2:
Season 2, Episode 5: "Wizard" (43:28)
Season 2, Episode 6: "Fury" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 7: "Resurrection" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 8: "Light" (43:26)

Disc 3:
Season 2, Episode 9: "Dark" (43:04)
Season 2, Episode 10: "Perdition" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 11: "Torn" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 12: "Hunger" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 13: "Princess" (43:27)

Disc 4:
Season 2, Episode 14: "Bound" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 15: "Creator" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 16: "Desecrated" (43:03)
Season 2, Episode 17: "Vengeance" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 18: "Walter" (43:27)

Disc 5:
Season 2, Episode 19: "Extinction" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 20: "Eternity" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 21: "Unbroken" (43:27)
Season 2, Episode 22: "Tears" (44:27)

Bonus Features:
"Redemption of A Mord'Sith: Meet Cara" with Ken Biller (Executive Producer), Stephen Tolkin (Co-Executive Producer), Mark Beesley (Producer/Director), Tabrett Bethell ('Cara'), Jane Holland (Costume Designer), and Steve McQuillan (Stunt and Fight Coordinator) (10:13)

"Under The Underworld" with Ken Biller (Executive Producer), Stephen Tolkin (Co-Executive Producer), Mark Beesley (Producer/Director), Craig Horner ('Richard Cypher'), Robert Gillies (Production Designer), David Roessell (Producer), George Port (Visual Effects Supervisor), and Donald Duncan (Director of Photography) (8:40)

Deleted & Extended Scenes

  • The Story of Panis (3:52)
  • The Mother Confessor's Return (1:17)
  • Who's Got First Watch? (0:53)
  • Walter's Transformation (1:25)
  • What Could Have Been (1:28)
  • The Importance of Death (1:13)

Sneak Peeks:
Promo for Castle: The Complete Second Season on DVD (0:36)
Promo for FlashForward: The Complete Series on DVD (1:18)
Promo for Lost: The Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD (1:18)
Promo for Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD (1:05)
Promo for ABC (1:06)

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] by Directed by Mike Newell (Walt Disney 23 September 2010 / $44.99) -

Product Description:
In the spirit of the Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films transport you to the mystical lands of Persia for this wildly entertaining, epic action-adventure. It's a race against time when a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world. Filled with death-defying escapes and unexpected twists at every turn -- Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time is a fun-filled adventure that will keep your pulse pounding long after the credits end.

Running Time: 116 minutes

Disc 1: Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
Disc 2: DVD Feature Film + Bonus
Disc 3: Digital Copy of Feature Film

Disc 1: Blu-ray
Our Family Scrapbook (Promo) Disney Upgrade2Blu.com
Trailer for TRON Legacy -- in Theaters 12.17.210
Promo for Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray and DVD (Total of 5:34)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (116 minutes)

Exclusive to Disney Combo Pack:
CineExplore: The Sands of Time -- take control of the dagger and use it to unlock secrets behind your favourite scenes! Turn back time and uncover over 40 spellbinding segments -- including "Walking Up Walls", "Filming in Morocco", and "Ostrich Jockey Tryouts" -- with this exclusive interactive feature. Blu-ray puts you in control! (Requires BONUSVIEW)

Deleted Scene: The Banquet -- Garsiv Presents Heads (1:26)

Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go -- Disney File Digital Copy (1:04)

Sneak Peeks (14:38): Promo for DisneyMovieRewards.com
Promo for Genuine Disney DVDs and Blu-ray
Promo for Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Promo for Disney Parks
Promo for The Sorcerer's Apprentice on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Promo for A Christmas Carol on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Promo for Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD - Coming This Fall
Promo for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Promo for The Lion King: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray and DVD - Coming Fall 2011
Our Family Scrapbook (Promo) Disney Upgrade2Blu.com
Trailer for TRON Legacy -- in Theaters 12.17.2010
Promo for Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray and DVD

BD-Live (Requires Blu-ray player with BD-Live)

Disc 2: DVD
Our Family Scrapbook (Promo) Disney Upgrade2Blu.com (1:04)
Trailer for TRON Legacy -- in Theaters 12.17.2010 (2:21)
Promo for Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray and DVD (1:47)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (116 minutes)

Bonus Features:
'An Unseen World: Making Prince of Persia' with Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Mike Newell (Director), Chad Oman (Executive Producer), Jake Gyllenhaal ("Prince Dastan"), Jordan Mechner (Creator of 'Prince of Persia' Video Game), Gemma Arterton ("Tamina"), Sir Ben Kingsley ("Nizam"), Alfred Molina ("Sheik Amar"), Jonathan McKinstry (Supervising Art Director), Eric McLeod (Executive Producer), Michael Sharp (Supervising Location Manager), Toby Kebbell ("Garsiv"), Richard Coyle ("Tus"), Penny Rose (Costume Designer), Bill Rivers (Ostrich Race Coordinator), Gary Freeman (Supervising Art Director), Elli Griff (Set Decorator), Reece Ritchie ("Bis"), Brian Neighbour (UK Construction Supervisor), Thomas DuPont (Fight Coordinator), David Belle (Parkour Coordinator), and George Aguilar (Stunt Coordinator) (15:50)

Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray Is Suite! (4:45)

Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go -- Disney File Digital Copy (1:02)

Sneak Peeks:
Promo for DisneyMovieRewards.com (0:20)
Promo for Disney Blu-ray, DVD, and Movie Download (0:17)
Promo for Disney XD: Zeke and Luther (0:32)
Promo for The Sorcerer's Apprentice -- This December on Disney Blu-ray, DVD, and Movie Download (1:14)
Promo for A Christmas Carol on Disney Blu-ray and DVD (1:20)
Promo for Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD -- Coming This Fall (1:20)
Promo for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD (2:03)
Promo for The Lion King: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray and DVD -- Coming Fall 2011 (1:21)

Disc 3: Digital Copy of Feature Film
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for Mac or PC for iTunes or Windows Media Player (116 minutes)

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Two-Disc Blu-ray/ DVD Combo) by Directed by Bradley Raymond (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 30 September 2010 / $39.99) -

Running Time: 76 minutes

Disc 1: Blu-ray

Disney on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs - DisneyUpgrade 2Blu.com
Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition) on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Tangled Coming Soon to Theaters
DisneyMovieRewards.com

TinkerBell and the Great Fairy Rescue (116:25)

Bonus Features:
Tangled: Exclusive Sneak Peek with Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, Mandy Moore (voice of "Rapunzel"), and Zachary Levi (voice of "Flynn Rider"). This retelling of the story of Rapunzel will be released in 3D in November 2010. (3:39)

Deleted Scenes with Intros by Director Brad Raymond and Producer Helen Kalafatic:
1. A Real Live Fairy! (5:38)
2. Lizzy's Bedtime Story (storyboards) (1:38)
3. Lizzy's Bedtime Story (production) (1:44)
4. Tea Party (2:19)
5. Cat Attack (3:25)

Music & More
"How To Believe" Music Video performed by Bridgit Mendler (3:02)

Games & Activities
Fairy Field Guide Builder

Backstage Disney
Design A Fairy House with Director Brad Raymond and Producer Helen Kalafatic (1:52)
Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go (1:02)

Sneak Peeks:
Genuine Disney Movies on Blu-ray and DVD (0:52)
Disney Parks (0:32)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD (2:05)
The Search For Santa Paws on Disney Blu-ray and DVD (1:26)
Disney Nature Oceans and The Crimson Wing on Disney Blu-ray and DVD (1:26)
Toy Story 3 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD (1:51)
The Lion King (Diamond Edition) on Disney Blu-ray and DVD in Fall 2011 (1:26)
TinkerBell and the Mysterious Winter Woods Coming Soon (1:03)
Disney on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs - DisneyUpgrade 2Blu.com (1:04)
Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition) on Disney Blu-ray and DVD (1:08)
Tangled Coming to Theaters in November 2010 (1:45)
DisneyMovieRewards.com (0:20)

Disc 2: DVD

TinkerBell and the Great Fairy Rescue (116:27)

Bonus Features:
Tangled: Exclusive Sneak Peek with Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, Mandy Moore (voice of "Rapunzel"), and Zachary Levi (voice of "Flynn Rider"). This retelling of the story of Rapunzel will be released in 3D in November 2010. (3:38)

Deleted Scenes with Intros by Director Brad Raymond and Producer Helen Kalafatic:
1. A Real Live Fairy! (5:38)
2. Lizzy's Bedtime Story (storyboards) (1:37)
3. Lizzy's Bedtime Story (production) (1:43)
4. Tea Party (2:19)
5. Cat Attack (3:23)

Music & More
"How To Believe" Music Video performed by Bridgit Mendler (3:02)

Games & Activities
Fairy Field Guide Builder

Backstage Disney
Design A Fairy House with Director Brad Raymond and Producer Helen Kalafatic (1:53)
Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray Is Suite! (4:43)
Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go (1:02)

Sneak Peeks:
Disney on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs - DisneyUpgrade 2Blu.com
Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition) on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Tangled Coming to Theaters in November 2010
DisneyMovieRewards.com
The Princess and the Frog on Disney Blu-ray, DVD, and Movie Download
Good Luck Charlie on Disney Channel
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
The Search For Santa Paws on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Disney Nature Oceans and The Crimson Wing on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
Toy Story 3 on Disney Blu-ray and DVD
The Lion King (Diamond Edition) on Disney Blu-ray and DVD in Fall 2011
TinkerBell and the Mysterious Winter Woods Coming Soon

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

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