Just as Harry Potter returned from the in-between at the end of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the "Harry Potter" DVDs and Blu-Rays that we just lost
forever for a brief period of time will now be apparating back on to store shelves near you.
Okay, so that might have been a stretch for a metaphor, but the "Harry Potter" films are coming back to store shelves in a brand new collection. This bad boy is replete with the special features and memorabilia absent from last year's complete DVD/Blu-Ray collection, and comes tacked with a $500 price tag. Amazon posted the details about the "Harry Potter Wizards Collection" and even offered a $150 markdown, but didn't have any details about what the boxed set will officially include. Well, that's where I come in.
Since the collection still has a vague "2012" release date, it seems fair to take a crack at puzzling out what could possibly be included that makes the special edition home video release so expensive. Click on after the jump to see my memorabilia and featurette wish list.
It is neither luck nor royal favor that makes House Lannister prosperous. Just ask the unreasonably rich Tywin Lannister about the origins of his family—he'll be happy to tell you all about his roar.
Lannisters always pay their debts, of course, and so does the upcoming "Game of Thrones" season one Blu-ray set. In this exclusive featurette, you'll find one more reason to eagerly anticipate your return trip to Westeros with the upcoming home video release and subsequent season two premiere—namely, that this show plays host to so many fantastic families and charismatic characters, the Lannisters chief among them.
You can't expect a man who made a career out of uncomfortable interviews, like Sacha Baron Cohen has, to behave himself on the DVD special features, and he doesn't.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes look from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of "Hugo," Baron Cohen and his director, Martin Scorsese, discuss the work that went into creating the character of the Station Inspector for the Academy Award-nominated movie. If they're both to be believed, it wasn't a pleasant experience for anyone involved.
Watching Michael Shannon play a potentially disturbed man in "Take Shelter" was one of the most harrowing movie-going experiences in 2011. In the film, he plays Curtis, a man who has apocalyptic visions and is unsure whether to take them seriously or not. Just to be safe, he begins to expand his family's tornado shelter, in order to protect his family.
The film's most frightening scene comes near the end of the film at a community fish fry, when a friend confronts Curtis about his strange behavior. Shannon erupts in fury in an unforgettable scene, made all the more real because the extras in the shot didn't know what was going to happen.
Neil Patrick Harris, we salute you. Both the real you, and the filthy, seemingly immortal version of yourself you portray in the "Harold and Kumar" movies. Few other humans can take a shotgun blast to the back and live to tell the tale. I know of no other to get kicked out of Heaven for making the son of God look like a game-less nobody. Plain and simple, straight up: you are awesome, NPH.
So today, we're proud to be a part of Neil Patrick Harris Appreciation Day, celebrating the Blu-ray and DVD release of "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas." We even have an exclusive clip from the home video release for your viewing pleasure, but a warning: this is not safe for work by any means. Of course, the alternate universe NPH would have it no other way.
Spread your Neil-worship on Twitter using the hash-tag #ILOVENPH today!
"A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas" is available on Blu-ray and DVD today (February 7).
Remember that awful girl from high school? How you always thought that deep down inside she was a sad, mean-spirited person? How she would eventually might grow up and learn her lesson? Charlize Theron's character in "Young Adult," Mavis Gary, is just like that first part.
We can exclusively tell you that starting March 9, you'll be able to enjoy all of the horribleness of Mavis from the comfort of your own home, when "Young Adult" becomes available On Demand and for digital download. Four days later, on March 13, the Blu-ray and DVD will hits stores with exclusive extras, including an audio commentary featuring director Jason Reitman, deleted scenes and a scene deconstruction.
Also, we get to bring you an exclusive deleted scene straight from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release. Check it out after the jump!
In this exclusive Blu-ray featurette from the upcoming release of "The Double," Topher Grace explains how he's on the side of the audience, in more ways then one.
Grace's character is charged with the difficult task of bringing down a Soviet assassin, who unbeknownst to him is actual his mentor, Paul, played by Richard Gere.
"My character Ben Geary's a lot like the audience. He's new to Paul's situation," Grace says in an interview for the Blu-ray. "He's kind of with the audience in terms of figuring out what's going on. We both are trying to make it something different and more real and unique."
Check out the exclusive featurette after the jump!
This past October, "Real Steel" proved that if you're going to make a movie about robots fighting each other, you have to care about the robots. More importantly, you have to care about the young boy and the washed-up boxer behind the robot.
This exclusive deleted scene from the upcoming Blu-ray release of "Real Steel" shows off just the kind of scene that made audiences care and had them cheering to the tune of $85 million domestically.
Check out the scene after the jump.
This writer's love for "Warrior" knows no bounds. (See exhibits A and B.) I firmly believe that if more people see it, they will jump on the bandwagon and agree that Nick Nolte deserves a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.
Starting today (Dec. 20), "Warrior" is available on DVD/Blu-Ray combo and on Video on Demand and Digital Download. To celebrate the excellent release we bring you this exclusive commentary clip from the Blu-Ray featuring Maxmiliano Hernandez, who played trainer Colt Boyd in the film, and director/co-writer/producer Gavin O'Connor. Do yourselves a favor and see this film!
It's hard to hear the voice of the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and not imagine the action super star uppercutting the air. As it turns out, that's probably what he's actually doing.
In this exclusive behind the scenes featurette from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of "Kung Fu Panda 2," you get a peak at what it was like for Van Damme while he recorded his voice track for the film.