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Earth to Echo on Blu-ray and DVD October 21

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Available on Digital HD™ October 7 and Blu-ray and DVD October 21

Earth To Echo


Earth to Echo
This wonderful journey, “full of adventure, bravery, excitement, and friendship…has something for audiences of all ages” (Claudia Puig, USA Today). The “lively and likable” (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times) tale is told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.

Blu-ray Special Features

Creating the Truck Scene

Casting the Characters

“We Made That!” The Making of Earth to Echo

Friends No Matter How Far

Six Deleted Scenes

Theatrical Trailer

DVD Special Features

Friends No Matter How Far

Theatrical Trailer

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Kingdom of Heaven on Blu-ray October 7

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RIDLEY SCOTT’S EPIC HISTORICAL ACTION DRAMA GETS THE ULTIMATE EDITION TREATMENT

Kingdom of Heaven

Own ALL Three Versions of the Film in One Collection for the First Time – Arriving On Blu-ray October 7

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition
From visionary director Sir Ridley Scott comes a cinematic masterpiece with this 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Edition that includes all three versions of the film — the Director’s Cut, Director’s Cut Roadshow Version and Original Theatrical Version — all presented in high definition, plus over nine hours of in-depth special features, including a full-length documentary that takes you on the path from pre-production to release. On the brink of celebrating its 10th anniversary, a truly legendary cast leads this visually spectacular epic, including Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson and Academy Award®-winner Jeremy Irons*.

Bloom stars as Balian, a young blacksmith who has lost his family and his faith. But when his father (Neeson) reveals his destiny, Balian joins the heroic fight to protect his people from overwhelming forces, and rises to knighthood.

*Best Actor in a Leading Role; Reversal of Fortune (1991)

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Special Features

All Three Versions of the Film

    Theatrical Version

    Extended Director’s Cut Version

    Director’s Cut “Road Show” Version

Introduction by Director Sir Ridley Scott

Pilgrim’s Guide Trivia Track

The Engineer’s Guide Trivia Track

Roadshow Commentary with Orlando Bloom, Ridley Scott and Writer William Monahan

The Path to Redemption

Sound Design Suite

Visual Effects Breakdowns

Press Junket Walkthrough

World Premieres

Special Shoot Gallery

Poster Explorations

A&E Movie Real

History vs. Hollywood

Orlando Bloom “The Adventure of a Lifetime”

Featurettes and More

Own ALL Three Versions of the Film in One Collection for the First Time – Arriving On Blu-ray October 7

 

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition
From visionary director Sir Ridley Scott comes a cinematic masterpiece with this 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Edition that includes all three versions of the film — the Director’s Cut, Director’s Cut Roadshow Version and Original Theatrical Version — all presented in high definition, plus over nine hours of in-depth special features, including a full-length documentary that takes you on the path from pre-production to release. On the brink of celebrating its 10th anniversary, a truly legendary cast leads this visually spectacular epic, including Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson and Academy Award®-winner Jeremy Irons*.

 

Bloom stars as Balian, a young blacksmith who has lost his family and his faith. But when his father (Neeson) reveals his destiny, Balian joins the heroic fight to protect his people from overwhelming forces, and rises to knighthood.

 

*Best Actor in a Leading Role; Reversal of Fortune (1991)

 

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Special Features

All Three Versions of the Film

    Theatrical Version

    Extended Director’s Cut Version

    Director’s Cut “Road Show” Version

Introduction by Director Sir Ridley Scott

Pilgrim’s Guide Trivia Track

The Engineer’s Guide Trivia Track

Roadshow Commentary with Orlando Bloom, Ridley Scott and Writer William Monahan

The Path to Redemption

Sound Design Suite

Visual Effects Breakdowns

Press Junket Walkthrough

World Premieres

Special Shoot Gallery

Poster Explorations

A&E Movie Real

History vs. Hollywood

Orlando Bloom “The Adventure of a Lifetime”

Featurettes and More

Own ALL Three Versions of the Film in One Collection for the First Time – Arriving On Blu-ray October 7

 

 

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition
From visionary director Sir Ridley Scott comes a cinematic masterpiece with this 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Edition that includes all three versions of the film — the Director’s Cut, Director’s Cut Roadshow Version and Original Theatrical Version — all presented in high definition, plus over nine hours of in-depth special features, including a full-length documentary that takes you on the path from pre-production to release. On the brink of celebrating its 10th anniversary, a truly legendary cast leads this visually spectacular epic, including Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson and Academy Award®-winner Jeremy Irons*.

 

Bloom stars as Balian, a young blacksmith who has lost his family and his faith. But when his father (Neeson) reveals his destiny, Balian joins the heroic fight to protect his people from overwhelming forces, and rises to knighthood.

 

*Best Actor in a Leading Role; Reversal of Fortune (1991)

 

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Special Features

All Three Versions of the Film

    Theatrical Version

    Extended Director’s Cut Version

    Director’s Cut “Road Show” Version

Introduction by Director Sir Ridley Scott

Pilgrim’s Guide Trivia Track

The Engineer’s Guide Trivia Track

Roadshow Commentary with Orlando Bloom, Ridley Scott and Writer William Monahan

The Path to Redemption

Sound Design Suite

Visual Effects Breakdowns

Press Junket Walkthrough

World Premieres

Special Shoot Gallery

Poster Explorations

A&E Movie Real

History vs. Hollywood

Orlando Bloom “The Adventure of a Lifetime”

Featurettes and More

 

Own ALL Three Versions of the Film in One Collection for the First Time – Arriving On Blu-ray October 7

 

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition
From visionary director Sir Ridley Scott comes a cinematic masterpiece with this 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Edition that includes all three versions of the film — the Director’s Cut, Director’s Cut Roadshow Version and Original Theatrical Version — all presented in high definition, plus over nine hours of in-depth special features, including a full-length documentary that takes you on the path from pre-production to release. On the brink of celebrating its 10th anniversary, a truly legendary cast leads this visually spectacular epic, including Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson and Academy Award®-winner Jeremy Irons*.

 

Bloom stars as Balian, a young blacksmith who has lost his family and his faith. But when his father (Neeson) reveals his destiny, Balian joins the heroic fight to protect his people from overwhelming forces, and rises to knighthood.

 

*Best Actor in a Leading Role; Reversal of Fortune (1991)

 

Kingdom of Heaven: Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Special Features

All Three Versions of the Film

    Theatrical Version

    Extended Director’s Cut Version

    Director’s Cut “Road Show” Version

Introduction by Director Sir Ridley Scott

Pilgrim’s Guide Trivia Track

The Engineer’s Guide Trivia Track

Roadshow Commentary with Orlando Bloom, Ridley Scott and Writer William Monahan

The Path to Redemption

Sound Design Suite

Visual Effects Breakdowns

Press Junket Walkthrough

World Premieres

Special Shoot Gallery

Poster Explorations

A&E Movie Real

History vs. Hollywood

Orlando Bloom “The Adventure of a Lifetime”

Featurettes and More

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Alien on Blu-ray October 7

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IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

35th Alien

Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece Celebrates its 35th Anniversary With All-New Blu-ray Edition Arriving October 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Includes Reprint of Original ALIEN Comic Book and  Collectible Art Cards in Memory of the Late H.R. Giger

ALIEN 35th Anniversary Edition

I can't wait for  this one . . . Alien is THE MOST FAVORITE movie of mine. I LITERALLY have seen this movie no less than 100 times! I LOVE it! my kids even know, if it is ever on to let me know. I will stop whatever I am doing to watch!!


A word of warning…. This Halloween revisit one of the scariest films of all-time as ALIEN: 35TH Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray October 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This Limited-Edition Set includes both the theatrical version and director’s cut on Blu-ray, along with audio commentaries, deleted scenes and more — PLUS — a reprint of the original Alien illustrated comic and all-new, collectible art cards as a tribute to the late H.R. Giger, creator of the iconic movie monster that started it all. 

When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a mysterious life form that breeds within human hosts. The acid-blooded extraterrestrial proves to be the ultimate adversary as crew members battle to stay alive and prevent the deadly creature from reaching Earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance as Ripley, this legendary first film in the ALIEN saga will leave you breathless!

Throughout 2014, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is honoring the milestone 35th anniversary with a yearlong celebration marking the beginnings of the Alien legacy by releasing commemorative and fan-favorite products. Best in Class licensees including Dark Horse Comics, SEGA, NECA, Titan Publishing, Sideshow Collectibles, Diamond Select toys, Super7 x Funko and other partners will roll out exclusive branded publishing, toys and collectible merchandise worldwide to celebrate the ALIEN franchise.  The highly-anticipated first person survival horror game Alien: Isolation will be available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC also on October 7. In addition to Alien: Isolation, hardcore fans can finally add Lieutenant Ellen Ripley to their ALIEN collections as we welcome her NECA figures into the family of officially-licensed merchandise. Many other exciting first-time and limited edition products will also release to celebrate this exciting milestone this year.

Fans can also help celebrate the 35th anniversary of ALIEN by joining the fight . Simply login to Facebook to create your profile, choose your team and complete the missions, sharing your triumphs with friends. The more badges you earn the bigger chance you have taking home some great ALIEN prizes including H.R. Giger’s Alien Diaries, a copy of the all-new ALIEN: ISOLATION video game from Sega and more!

ALIEN: 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Special Features

Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and 2003 Director’s Cut! 

Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew 

Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Theatrical Version Only) 

Introduction by Ridley Scott (Director’s Cut Only) 

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith 

Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith 

Deleted and Extended Scenes 

Digital HD 

Alien Illustrated Comic 

Collectible Art Cards

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"The Fault in Our Stars" on Blu-ray & DVD September 16

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THIS SEPTEMBER BRING HOME THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON THAT CAPTIVATED THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS!

"The Fault in Our Stars"

“The Greatest Romance Story of this decade1” is releasing on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD September 16

Die-Hard Fans Must Get the Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray™ to See the Extended Version of Augustus and Hazel’s Story and get an exclusive, limited-time-only Infinity Bracelet!

 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings you “a beautiful, poignant, funny and heart-warming film” (Chicago Sun Times) on September 16, when THE FAULT IN OUR STARS arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD with an extended version of the movie! Featuring brilliant performances from Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort that made the film a favorite of fans and critics alike, this inspirational modern day tale of star-crossed lovers will have you going from laughter to tears and back again. Fans of the book and the film showed up in droves to theaters across the globe to share little infinities with their beloved characters, driving nearly $240M in box office sales worldwide!

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn’t perfect, love can still be extraordinary. Laura Dern (Little Fockers) and Sam Trammell (TV’s True Blood) also star in this powerfully moving film based on John Green’s New York Times best-selling novel.

The Fault in Our Stars

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD with an extended version that will keep Augustus and Hazel’s beautiful infinity going even longer and have the millions of lovers of the film and book holding on to every last second. Die-hard fans of the film must get their hands on the Blu-ray™, which is the only place to find a behind-the-scenes look at how the two lover’s paths aligned in bringing the book to the screen and six deleted scenes to complete the inspirational tale.

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Mel Brooks' Favorite Creation - Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary - Arrives on Blu-ray September 9

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40 Years Later, Mel Brooks’ Favorite Creation Comes to Life with a One-of-a-kind Anniversary Blu-ray™ September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Young Frankenstein

40 Lucky Fans Have a Chance to Win a Rare Autographed Set Photo from Mel Brooks

The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times)

Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards**. More than 40 years later, the film has stood the test of time, ranking at lucky number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 funniest films.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary, fans of Young Frankenstein can also enter themselves for a chance to win an autographed set photo from the man himself, Mel Brooks!

Beginning on September 1, fans can go to www(DOT)YoungFrankSweeps(DOT)com for all the rules and a chance to win.

* Best Sound, Richard Portman and Gene Cantamessa, 1975; Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, 1975.

**Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical Comedy, Cloris Leachman, 1975; Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Madeline Kahn, 1975.

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