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Certainly the first box-office surprise hits of the year cam with the release of director Sam Raimi’s 3D fantasy adventure Oz The Great And Powerful. Adapted from the famed novel series by L Frank Baum, the Walt Disney-produced prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, will soon make its way onto the home entertainment DVD, Blu-ray and download formats to capture the magic once again and we have all the release details in the following press release.
Debuts On Disney Blu-ray™, Digital Download,
3D Blu-Ray™ And DVD On 1 July 2013
The fantastical family adventure “Oz The Great And Powerful” debuts on Disney Blu-ray™, Digital Download on iTunes, 3D Blu-ray™ and DVD on 1 July 2013. Audiences are invited to step into the enchanted and vibrant world of Oz to discover the story of small-time circus magician, Oscar Diggs, as he embarks on a quest to restore unity and peace to the land »
- Craig Hunter
Oz the Great and Powerful is coming home pretty quickly, and on June 11th you’ll be able to catch the magic. There’s plenty to recommend about this release just based on the film (catch our podcast review here), but here’s one that looks to be filled with interesting extras as well.
Not only are there several featurettes – catch the full list below – and a Second Screen offering, but you also get My Journey in Oz, a personal story produced and directed by James Franco. Something like a super production diary, this looks to be more than your normal bonus material. You can check out a clip of that extra below.
Unlike many recent releases, which seem to be showing a trend towards a downturn in bonus content, this one is packed. Music featurettes, character and creature featurettes, Zach Braff takes you behind-the-scenes of his own personal adventure working voice magic, »
- Marc Eastman
Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful will once again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts for in-home release on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11, 2013.
A must-own for any home entertainment collection, the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) of Oz: The Great and Powerful brings the epic adventure to life with its vibrantly colorful picture and sound, and boasts a sensational variety of never-before-seen bonus materials including: "The Magic of Oz: The Great and Powerful Second Screen Feature" that provides viewers with an immersive opportunity to journey into the fantastical lands of Oz; James Franco's personal story of his journey to the land of Oz that is produced and directed by the Oscar nominated star himself; Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis' makeup metamorphosis which is hosted by Academy Award-winning makeup artist Howard Berger; A back-stage journey through each of the »
There's no place like home video: Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray and DVD details have been released!
No need to click your heels together folks - your wish is coming true sooner than you think. Disney has released details on the upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray and DVD sets. It streets June 11 and the details straight from the House of Mouse follow, after this clip from the disc's special features:
Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” will once again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts for in-home release on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11, 2013.
A must-own for any home entertainment collection, the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) of “Oz The Great and Powerful” brings the epic adventure to life with its vibrantly colorful picture and sound, and boasts a sensational variety of never-before-seen bonus materials including: “The »
- email@example.com (Victor Medina)
Next month will see the release of British author John le Carré's latest spy novel, A Delicate Truth, and already this book is set to join the ranks of le Carré's adapted works, like The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, The Constant Gardener, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Deadline reports The Ink Factory, the production company behind the recently-wrapped adaptation of le Carré's A Most Wanted Man, has acquired the rights to A Delicate Truth, and is close to finding a screenwriter to adapt it. William Monahan is reportedly close to signing on to the job. Considering he's best known for adapting the Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs into an Academy Award-winning screenplay for the Martin Scorsese-helmed crime-drama The Departed, Monahan seems an excellent pick for this particular project. A Delicate Truth begins in 2008, and follows a counter-terrorist operation, codenamed Wildlife, that aims to capture »
Sneak Peek Oscar-winning English actress Rachel Weisz in the Spring 2013 edition of "Harper's Bazaar" (UK) magazine.
A former fashion model and classically-trained stage actress, Weisz started her film acting career in the British mini-series "Inspector Morse", followed by "Scarlet and Black" and the Mow "Advocates II".
In 2007 Weisz starred in "My Blueberry Nights", followed by "Fred Claus", "Definitely, Maybe" (2008), "The Brothers Bloom (2008), "Agora" (2009), "The Lovely Bones (2009), "The Whistleblower (2010), "The Deep Blue Sea (2011), "Dream House" (2011), "The Bourne Legacy" (2012), and "Oz The Great and Powerful" (2013).
Weisz' new film »
- Michael Stevens
Filmmaker Janet Tobias makes her feature directorial debut with the powerful documentary No Place on Earth, after a successful career as a TV documentary producer for shows such as Dateline NBC, 60 Minutes, and Frontline. The film's inception came from Chris Nicola's National Geographic article that chronicled the incredible journey of the Stermer family, who survived in a Ukranian cave for 18 months (the longest recorded sustained underground survival) while hiding from the Nazis in World War II.
I read that you initially had some trepidation about taking on this story, when you first heard about it. Can you talk about discovering Chris' article and what lead you to decide to make this? »
Side Effects is a cautionary tale for the British healthcare system, says pharmacologist Donald Singer
I went to this expecting a story a bit like The Constant Gardener, but translated from Africa to New York. But this absorbing thriller, set within overlapping worlds of big pharmaceutical companies, psychiatry, Us private medicine and financial fraud, is much more complex than that.
At the centre of the film is Dr Jonathan Banks – a psychiatrist, played by Jude Law. He has moved from Britain to America because he believes doctors there have a more "positive" view of medicine and of mental health. As a British pharmacologist working in the NHS, I disagree. Anyway, the film implies that Banks's move to the Us was really financially motivated.
- Laura Barnett
Last night I was trying to come up with some ideas on something I could do in conjunction with the release of Olympus Has Fallen and one idea was to come up with a list of the best political action thrillers. The problem is that word "action" really limits the number of films... at least when it came to the titles my fiancee could come up with last night. The word "action", in this case, almost seems to remove all meaning from the word "political". Sure, Olympus Has Fallen is based on a terrorist takeover at the White House, but just how political will it really be? White House Down and G.I. Joe: Retaliation are working with similar themes as trailers have already shown us, are they too political films? Certainly there is a nugget of politics in there, it's something that gives the narrative added weight over simply being about guns, »
- Brad Brevet
Los Angeles, March 18: Actress Rachel Weisz says sometimes it is good to do independent movies rather than commercial ones.
"Some of the material I'm attracted to is not commercial. Which means it's really f**king interesting, you know? It's off-centre. It doesn't fit a genre. I'm not trying to sound like I'm unaware. I understand that it's a business to some extent," Weisz said.
"But I also think that with independent film, the. »
- Amith Ostwal
Oz domestic box office slightly below expectations -- even so, the fantasy adventure boasted one of the biggest March openings in film history Starring James Franco as the eventual The Wizard of Oz, the Sam Raimi-directed $200 million+-budgeted (some sources claim $215 million) Oz the Great and Powerful raked in $79.1 million at 3,912 Us and Canada theaters this past weekend as per weekend actuals found on the web site Box Office Mojo. That's by far the most impressive debut weekend this year to date, in addition to being one of the biggest March openings in history (see more details / comparisons below); even so, Oz fell short of the $80 million-$85 million figure some had been predicting after looking at Friday and late Thursday estimates of $24.1m. The film's distributor, Walt Disney Studios, claimed it expected at most $74 million -- clearly a much too low prediction which meant that Oz was bound to "overperform. »
- Zac Gille
Oz 2013 cast (Pictured above: Michelle Williams as the kind fairy Glinda.) In addition to James Franco (who was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for 127 Hours), Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful stars Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, recently seen with Jeremy Renner in the thriller The Bourne Legacy), three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, Brokeback Mountain, My Week with Marilyn), in addition to Bill Cobbs, Zach Braff, and Joey King. Screenwriters David Lindsay-Abaire (Rise of the Guardians, Rabbit Hole) and Mitchell Kapner (Days of Wrath, The Whole Nine Yards) received credit for the Oz script. Joe Roth is one of the film's producers; his credits include Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, and Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart (both movies are mentioned in relation to Oz »
- Andre Soares
Early, rough box-office estimates: Oz to have best debut of 2013 by a wide margin Oz the Great and Powerful is about to have the strongest (by far) opening weekend of the year at the Us / Canada box office. Directed by Spider-Man's Sam Raimi, and starring James Franco as Oz, Oz scored an estimated $2 million at Thursday evening and midnight screenings and the film is expected to bring in about $23 million-25 million today (apparently that figure includes the Thursday screenings). Now, a key reason for the Oz "record" box office feat is the current year's highly disappointing attendance numbers to date. (Please see below comparisons to a couple of other successful fantasy films of recent years.) Raimi's 3D fantasy is expected to collect circa $80 million from 3,912 venues by Sunday evening. If Oz does succeed in reaching that mark, after only three days out it'll be well ahead of the total take of every 2013 domestic release, »
- Andre Soares
It helps to begin with what Rachel Weisz isn’t, which is the kind of movie star who talks about being “normal” and craving privacy while making sure to vacuum up every gaze in the room. She is heart-stoppingly beautiful—those eyes are so wide apart they seem to be in different hemispheres, so that you can’t quite take in her face with one look—and prodigiously un-actressy. Paul Rudd spent months with her onstage and then onscreen in Neil Labute’s The Shape of Things and marvels at her “complete lack of irony,” which he adds is “the most refreshing character in a person”—an interesting statement from a guy who works with so many smartasses. Ralph Fiennes, who starred with her in three films, including The Constant Gardener, tells me how moved he was by her Blanche DuBois onstage in London in 2009, by “the fragility, the vulnerability »
- David Edelstein
To celebrate the February 8th release of Hitchcock, we’ve got three merchandise packs to give away! Each pack includes a t-shirt, pen, CD soundtrack, cup and saucer, and a copy of Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho on which the film is based…as pictured, a quite tremendous prize.
Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho and our review will be here in a week!
Directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil: The Story of Anvil), Hitchcock stars Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (The Remains of the Day; The Silence of the Lambs) as Alfred Hitchcock, Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren (The Debt; The Queen) as Alma Reville and Scarlett Johansson (Marvel Avengers Assemble; Lost in Translation) as Janet Leigh. »
- Dan Bullock
To celebrate the February 8 release of Hitchcock, we’ve got three merchandise packs to give away! Each pack includes a t-shirt, pen, CD soundtrack, cup and saucer, and a copy of Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho on which the film is based.
Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.
Directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil: The Story of Anvil), Hitchcock stars Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (The Remains of the Day; The Silence of the Lambs) as Alfred Hitchcock, Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren (The Debt; The Queen) as Alma Reville and Scarlett Johansson (Marvel Avengers Assemble; Lost in Translation) as Janet Leigh. The cast also includes: James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, W.E.) as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel »
Director Fernando Meirelles made one of the strongest directorial debuts of the last twenty years with his film City of God and followed this up with the equally well received The Constant Gardener in 2005. He then went on to direct the film Blindness which despite having a neat central idea was less than the sum of its parts. Hopes were high for his next film as he was collaborating with screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) on a truly international stage.
360 is loosely based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler written in 1897 called La Ronde. The original play is a study of the morals and ideology of people of various classes and the role that sex plays in their lives. The point of this is that Schnitzler is saying that sex crosses all boundaries and classes. The play has been loosely adapted into film thirteen times over the last sixty years and 360 is the latest version. »
- Chris Holt
Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer(s): Andrew Bovell
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
If I’m a betting man I’m thinking John Le Carré novels play out extremely well for the big screen (last two items were The Constant Gardener, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and that former video helmer Anton Corbijn has transitioned so well into feature film with the two films in his fiche: unconventional biopic Control (2007) and a Euro art-house thriller that we don’t get to see enough of with, The American (2010). A Most Wanted Man has an incredible cast in Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, not to mention the German actors also on board. »
- Eric Lavallee
★★☆☆☆ Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles first came to the attention of the wider cinemagoing public with 2002's City of God, a wildly successful tale of gangsters in the slums of Rio. His follow-up adaptation of John le Carré's The Constant Gardener (2005) was similarly well received but 2008's Blindness was considered somewhat disappointing. Many a cinephile had pinned their hopes on his new film recapturing the magic. Meirelles' 360 (2011) is a panoptic view of the consequences of desire featuring several unrelated characters whose lives, inevitably, end up intertwining. Recapture the magic, however, it sadly does not.
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- CineVue UK
Today might be the only day any of us will ever feel sorry for Ben Affleck. The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning and the Argo director shockingly didn't make the cut. But here's who did - and who should have: Best DirectorThe shock: Two huge snubs! Not only did Argo's Affleck get dissed, even though he had one of the best-reviewed films of the year, but so did Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow, a previous Best Director winner for The Hurt Locker - which I'd argue isn't nearly the accomplishment that Zero Dark Thirty is. »
- PEOPLE Critic Alynda Wheat
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