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Universal Celebrates 100th Anniversary with 25-Film DVD & Blu-Ray Set, from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'Bourne'

As Universal's centennial celebration continues, the studio announces the release of the "100th Anniversary Collection" on Blu-ray and DVD. The 25-film box set includes...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 17, 2012 12:12 PM
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Pablo Larraín's 'Post Mortem' Coming to DVD August 24, Second Piece in 'Tony Manero,' 'No' Trilogy

Now that Chilean director Pablo Larraín's most recent film "No," a likely Oscar submission, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics in Cannes and will show in Toronto, the director's 2010 film "Post Mortem" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Kino Lorber on August 24.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 30, 2012 4:57 PM
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Animated Oscar-Nominee 'Chico & Rita' Limited Edition Collector's Set Releases September 18

Cinedigm is releasing Fernando Trueba and Javier Marisca's Oscar-nominated animated film "Chico & Rita" on DVD, Bluray and VOD September 18, and digitally August 21. The Limited Edition Collector's Set also includes the soundtrack and a 16-page excerpt from the graphic novel. The Spanish film celebrates the music of Cuba via an epic love story.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 30, 2012 2:27 PM
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Disney Screens 'Finding Nemo' in 3-D for Olympic Swim Team; Hits Theaters September 14, Followed by Blu-Ray

"While the blogosphere rips apart Pixar for selling out for earmarking a "Finding Nemo" sequel for humbled writer-director Andrew Stanton's return to filmmaking--which is absurd, as Pixar can be counted on to produce better sequels than most, i.e. "Toy Story" 2 and 3--I will be sitting in a theater on September 14 to see the 3-D version of "Nemo."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 20, 2012 7:28 PM
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Now and Then: The Extraordinary Kenneth Lonergan, 'Margaret' & 'You Can Count on Me'

Rare are squabbles over production and distribution as fraught as those that accompanied the long gestation and brief theatrical life of Kenneth Lonergan's second feature. It would seem that a film must be something special to elicit such strong feelings, and "Margaret" is that film and then some. It's extraordinary.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • July 10, 2012 3:15 PM
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Now and Then: The False Promise of Kiarostami's 'Certified Copy'

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's 2010 Cannes entry "Certified Copy," which won Juliette Binoche the festival's Best Actress prize, is out today on Blu-ray and DVD from the Criterion Collection. Given that he debuted his latest effort on the Croisette this week, the timing is felicitous. I wish I could say the same about the movie.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • May 22, 2012 7:17 AM
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'Being John Malkovich' from Criterion: The Actor, The Geek, His Wife, and Her Lover

Puppetry is control. So are acting, filing, and pet care. Each in its own way signals an attempt to make sense of the chaos that is lived experience, to grab hold of it and make it do what you want. And each, in "Being John Malkovich," director Spike Jonze's and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's exhilarating mind-meld, fails spectacularly.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • May 14, 2012 12:53 PM
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'The Double Hour' on iTunes & DVD: A Twisting, Noirish Italian Delight

Italian thriller "The Double Hour" from first time director Giuseppe Capotondi lands on iTunes and DVD Tuesday. The film debuted at Venice in 2009, where the film's star Ksenia Rappoport won the Best Actress prize. The film went on to earn a warm reception on the global fest circuit by its limited theatrical release in April 2011.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 3, 2012 1:39 PM
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BET Founder Robert L. Johnson to Buy Image Entertainment and Acorn Media to Form RLJ Entertainment

Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, chairman of RLJ Companies, has agreed to acquire home video distributor Image Entertainment and Brit DVD/streaming company Acorn Media Group. The new company will be called RLJ Entertainment, Inc; Johnson will serve as its Executive Chairman.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 2, 2012 4:17 PM
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For Titanic Disaster's 100th Anniversary, 'A Night to Remember' Comes to Criterion Blu-ray: Docudrama meets Pinewood Studios

With James Cameron grabbing headlines for his deep ocean plunges and "Titanic" 3-D re-release, the doomed oceanliner is back in headlines. Another terrific Titanic flick, "A Night to Remember," has come to the Criterion Collection in a new digital restoration, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's sinking.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 29, 2012 1:38 PM
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