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With Cyber Monday in the rearview mirror, Amazon.com has kicked off 19 consecutive days of video game deals that will each revolve around a theme or collection of products.
Day one of Amazon's 19 Days of Deals offers up to 50 percent off on any one of 15 video games set within the broad Disney universe. In addition, they are offering up to 70 percent off 11 different downloadable Disney video game titles.
The discounted physical media video games and their one-day only sales prices include Cars 2 for Wii ($24.99), Disney Epic Mickey for Wii ($19.99), Toy Story Mania! for Wii ($9.99), Disney Princess: Magical Jewels for DS ($9.99), Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey for Wii ($12.99), Cars 2 for DS ($19.99), Disney Tangled for Wii ($12.99), Disney Fairies: Tinkerbell or Disney Fairies: Tinkerbell and The Lost Treasure for DS ($12.99 each), Disney Tangled for DS 12.99, Phineas and Ferb Ride Again and Phineas and Ferb for DS ($12.99 each), Cars 2 for Xbox 360 or »
 It is Black Friday Week, and that means there will be a ton of geek deals to be had. We'll be posting all the deals throughout the week on the site, so keep it tuned to /Film in the morning. The Gold Box Deals of the Day today are: Cars Director's Edition  (Cars / Cars 2 / Mater's Tall Tales) on Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy for only $53.99, 55% off the $120 msrp. The Lion King Trilogy  (Eight-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) for only $44.99, 55% off the $100msrp.  Amazon is running lightning deals throughout the day. Some awesome prices, but only available at the specific times listed below. Please beware that Amazon only sells "a limited quantity at the prices listed", so act Fast! 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pst Ronin  on Blu-ray $4.99 Jarhead  on Blu-ray $4.99 Jarhead  (Widescreen Edition) $0.99 The Men Who Stare Are Goats  on Blu-ray $7.49  The TV on the »
- Peter Sciretta
With Black Friday later this week, Amazon has started their annual holiday sales a bit early. All week they’ve got great deals on a wide assortment of DVDs and Blu-rays, but they’ve also got a number of other selections that aren’t on their main page. For today’s other deals including their Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon’s got: The Lion King Trilogy (Eight-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) $44.99 (55& off) Cars Director's Edition (Cars / Cars 2 / Mater's Tall Tales) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) $53.99 (55% off) The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray $49.99 (which is 58% off) Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Blu-ray $29.99 (63% off) Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection (Star Trek I, II, III, IV, V, VI + The Captain’s Summit Bonus Disc) Blu-ray $39.99 (60% off). Pulp Fiction Blu-ray $8.99 (55% off) Bridesmaids (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)$11.99 (66% off) Fast Five (Two-Disc »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Amazon.com is continuing their countdown to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales by offering up a selection of great deals ahead of time.
Today Blu-ray has invaded Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day in the form of two lavish box sets produced by Disney, each including a film in 3D. The first is The Lion King Trilogy on Blu-ray which includes The Lion King, The Lion King 1.5 and The Lion King 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as The Lion King on Blu-ray 3D - all packaged in a fancy box that displays great.
The price for The Lion King Trilogy on Blu-ray for today only is $44.99. That's 55 percent off the $100 list price.
Click here to buy The Lion King Trilogy on Blu-ray for $44.99 at Amazon.com.
Larry the Cable Guy voices the popular character Mater for this Disney Pixar sequel, in stores November 1st
Larry The Cable Guy stands as the proud voice of Mater, a shabby little tow truck that brings a lot of heart and soul into the Disney Pixar animated franchise sequel Cars 2, which is set to make its Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD debut this Tuesday, November 1st. We recently caught up with Larry to chat about the movie and life in Nebraska.
Here is our conversation.
Larry The Cable Guy: It's been such a long time since I last heard your voice!
It seems like yesterday. Are you in Los Angeles right now?
Larry The Cable Guy: No, I am in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Good. I was wondering what you were doing outside. It's cold and rainy here in L.A.
Larry The Cable Guy: I know. Believe it or not, »
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It's a Wonderful Life: Collector's Edition Gift Set This is essentially the same Blu-ray that was released last year only this time around they include a collectible booklet and a cheap little novelty bell, but I love this movie so much I couldn't help but kick off this week with this new edition. However, if you want to buy it and save $7 you can buy the non-gift set edition [amazon asin="B001UHOWXI" text="right here"], you just won't get the bell or booklet.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind I first saw Confessions of a Dangerous Mind back in 2003 and really liked it. I bought the DVD that same year and haven't watched it a second time. I don't know why, but I just haven't had the urge to put this movie back in the player. Not sure why, but with this new Blu-ray edition »
- Brad Brevet
The Movie Pool goes round and round with Cars 2 on Blu-ray!
This review is of the 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD set.
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Audio: English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio Es, English Descriptive Video Service 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Near Field Mix 2.0, Spanish 7.1 DTS HD Hr, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Ex.
Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish.
Lightning McQueen travels around the globe to participate in a series of Grand Prix races, while his friend Mater the tow truck is mistaken for a spy and gets tangled in an international conspiracy.
Directed by: John Lasseter
Cars 2 takes the duo of racecar Lightning McQueen and »
Pixar's "Cars 2" hits DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 1, and attentive Radiator Springs fans will notice a special bonus feature, "Air Mater." The new short in the "Mater's Tall Tales" direct-to-dvd franchise is the inaugural production from the creative team at Pixar Canada, the legendary animation studio's two-year-old outpost up north.
Unlike the expansive campus in Emeryville, California, the Vancouver-based Pixar studio is a boutique annex that will focus on projects involving the studio's most famous legacy characters. NextMovie was able to tour Pixar Canada and speak to various Pixar geniuses about what inspires them to continue making critically beloved blockbusters that all audiences -- kids, parents, child-free adults -- want to watch again and again.
If you don't get the new "Cars 2" DVD, you'll be able to see Pixar Canada's second short, "Small Fry," starring Buzz Lightyear, premiering before "The Muppets" on Nov. 23.
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- Sandie Angulo Chen
Disney and Pixar's Cars 2 has only been in theaters a few weeks, but you can already lock in a pre-order for the upcoming Blu-ray 3D, 2D and extensive Director's Editions sets at Amazon.com.
The lowest price Cars 2 Blu-ray edition will be a two-disc set that includes the Blu-ray and DVD version. It is listed with an Srp of $39.99.
For a few dollars more you can pick up the five-disc Blu-ray 3D set which also includes the Blu-ray 2D, DVD and digital copy versions. The Srp on this set is $49.99.
For the true Pixar Cars fan there's the John Lasseter Cars Director's Edition box set. This eleven-disc monster includes Cars on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, Cars 2 on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, and Mater's Tall Tales on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy. The packaging, which you can see a high resolution version of by clicking the smaller image below, »
Cars 2 feels like an exercise in excess and an apology from Pixar to their Disney friends. “Dear Disney, sorry we made a half-silent movie about a robot, and we're very sorry we made a movie about an old man and a fat kid who fly in a house-balloon. I know you love toy sales, and those movies weren't exactly selling tons of dolls. So, to make it up for you, here's Cars 2. It's like Cars, but with even More toy potential!”
This time, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) has just won the Piston Cup again, and now he's ready to kick up his wheels, relax with girlfriend Sally (Bonnie Hunt) and spend his lazy days with his best pal Mater (Larry the Cable Guy).
Unfortunately, after a very-public calling-out from hotshot »
ComingSoon.net has confirmed that Dan Scanlon will direct Disney.Pixar's Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University . Kori Rae is producing the film. Scanlon has worked as a story artist on Cars and Toy Story 3 and directed the Cars -related short, "Mater and the Ghostlight." Rae was a producer on "Mater's Tall Tales" and Up . John Goodman and Billy Crystal will return as the voices of Sulley and Mike. The film will show how they first met at Monsters University and despite their differences became good friends. Monsters University is scheduled to hit 3D and 2D theaters on November 2, 2012. »
I contacted Disney to see if I could get any additional details on the announced Toy Story shorts that will be playing in front of Cars 2 on June 24 and The Muppets on November 23, but they couldn't give me any other than to say these will be the only two Pixar shorts this year and that more info and images are expected to be made available in March, but even that wasn't a sure thing.
Nevertheless, it is interesting to know the Toy Story franchise will live on, much in the way the Cars franchise never died after the first film was released in 2006. After Cars, Pixar created a series of shorts surrounding Mater, the dim-witted tow truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, which started with Mater and the Ghostlight in 2006 and continued through 2010 with "Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales".
The difference here is Pixar is giving the Toy Story gang a theatrical treatment, »
- Brad Brevet
12 items from 2011
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