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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ To Hit Blu-ray On March 27th!

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ To Hit Blu-ray On March 27th!

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga— Earned critical acclaim and the No. 1 spot atop 2017’s list of highest-grossing films. The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the saga’s new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren. Now families can bring home the movie digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 13, two weeks before the 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27.  This release also marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Director Rian Johnson takes fans on an intimate journey into the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a feature-length documentary, explaining his unique interpretation of the Force, detailing the painstaking process of creating Snoke, and deconstructing action-packed scenes from the film such as the epic space battle and the final confrontation. Johnson also reveals two exclusive scenes, featuring Andy Serkis as Snoke prior to his digital makeover, as well as 14 never-before-seen deleted scenes, in addition to his audio commentary.

Bonus features include*:

  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
  • Scene Breakdowns
    • Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
    • Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
    • Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will practically feel the Force in their own home.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 152 min.

RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; PG in CF

ASPECT RATIO: 2.39:1

AUDIO:

4K UHD (US): English 7.14 Dolby Atmos; English 7.1 Dolby Audio™; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Audio

4K UHD (Canada): English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos; English 7.1 Dolby Audio; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 7.1 Dolby Audio

Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio Language Tracks

DVD: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio Language Tracks

Digital 4K UHD: English Dolby Atmos (where available), English 7.1 Dolby Audio (where available), English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (where available)

Digital HD: English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (where available)

SUBTITLES:

UHD / BD: English SDH, French & Spanish

DVD: English SDH, French & Spanish

Digital: English SDH, English Closed Caption, French & Spanish (where available)

 

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ABOUT STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI:

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern with Frank Oz, and Benicio Del Toro.    Star Wars: The Last Jedi iswritten and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

ABOUT LUCASFILM LTD.

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ — New Poster and Theatrical Trailer Revealed!

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ — New Poster and Theatrical Trailer Revealed!

A new trailer and poster for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI has been revealed.

The poster features the cast centered above the film’s title, with General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) sitting directly in the middle. Rey (Daisy Ridley) is off to the side wielding the lightsaber, standing back-to-back with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). A hooded (and slightly menacing) Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) towers over everyone at the top.

Official Synopsis: Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force.

Directed by Rian Johnson, the film opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. 

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Retro Review: A Look Back At Carl Reiner’s ‘Sibling Rivalry’

Retro Review: A Look Back At Carl Reiner’s ‘Sibling Rivalry’

'Sibling Rivalry' from Olive Films.

‘Sibling Rivalry’ from Olive Films.

This week, our resident movie reviewer, Jeremy Morrison, is back with a fresh review of one of Olive Films most exciting new releases, Carl Reiner’s Sibling Rivalry.” The film stars Actors: Kirstie Alley,  Jami Gertz,  Carrie Fisher,  Bill Pullman,  Scott Bakula,  Sam Elliott and Ed O’Neill.

First, a quick synopsis: Sibling Rivalry is director Carl Reiner’s (Fatal Instinct) homage to the classic slapstick crime comedy genre, stars Kirstie Alley (Madhouse) as Marjorie Turner, the dissatisfied wife of Harry Turner (Scott Bakula, TV’s Quantum Leap), a workaholic doctor more invested in medical charts than in his beautiful wife.

Encouraged by her sister Jeanine (Jami Gertz, Twister) that an affair might be just the thing to break the monotony, a clandestine tryst with a handsome stranger (Sam Elliott, The Big Lebowski) ends on a low note when he dies from a heart attack.  The comic twists and turns are just beginning when hotel guest Nicholas Meany (Bill Pullman, Spaceballs,) who thinks that he may have accidentally killed said stranger, looks to Marjorie for help after finding her driver’s license at the scene of the crime.

Sibling Rivalry, written for the screen by Martha Goldhirsh, co-stars Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Ed O’Neill (TV’s Modern Family), Frances Sternhagen (TV’s The Closer), Bill Macy (Serial) and Paul Benedict (Mandingo).

REVIEW: Carl Reiner’s lost classic? I hope not! I’d never heard about Sibling Rivalry before my opportunity to review the disc for Icon Vs. Icon – All Things Pop Culture, and I’m kinda upset it took me this long to see it. Released in 1990, the film stars Kirstie Alley right in the middle of her run on Cheers. Alley’s portrayal of a housewife stuck in the mundane normalcy of marriage is both hilarious and on point. After she is convinced to have an affair, things go from horrible to hilarity after her rendezvous ends in death and coincidental mishaps.

The cast really is an all-star gathering of both comedic and dramatic background, but Bill Pullman shines in this character driven piece. Reiner has proven time and time again for over half of a century that he is a comedic genius. His ability to pull unbelievably realistic performances out of his cast amidst the most unbelievable of circumstance is astonishing.

The disc is bare bones, the new standard, but the picture and sound did not disappoint.

Sibling Rivalry is another fun hidden gem newly discovered by Olive Films and is available for purchase now.

J-Mo says: CHECK IT OUT!

Check out this film and a plethora of other amazing releases from Olive Films via their official website — www.olivefilms.com.

Jeremy Morrison – Staff Writer
Co-creator/host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, film reviewer, screenwriter, Jeremy has more than eight years experience in television and film production. His childhood fascination with the naked breasts featured in the “Friday the 13th” franchise prepared him for absolutely nothing in life. J-Mo lives by one motto: #wecantallbezacksnyder
Twitter: @acidpopcult
IG: @almostgothim

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New Theatrical Poster Unleashed For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

New Theatrical Poster Unleashed For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in two months and to build the anticipation up even more, a new theatrical poster has been released. The new artwork showcases the dark side and the light together. Tune in to ESPN’s Monday Night Football tomorrow for an exclusive new look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. #TheForceAwakens

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Second Official Teaser Unleashed!

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Second Official Teaser Unleashed!

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Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have just unleashed the second teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Check it out below! ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is set 30 years after the events of ‘Return of the Jedi,’ and features a new generation of heroes and villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou, the J.J. Abrams-directed film will debut in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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Star Wars Celebration To Be Live-Streamed! Coverage To Include ‘The Force Awakens’ Panel

Star Wars Celebration To Be Live-Streamed! Coverage To Include ‘The Force Awakens’ Panel

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For the first time ever, highlights and more than 30 hours of exclusive video content from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will be officially live streamed to a worldwide community of fans on StarWars.com, all powered by Verizon.

Launching with a live stream of the highly-anticipated kickoff panel featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the StarWars.com Celebration live stream powered by Verizon will continue providing coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.

Verizon and StarWars.com will deliver 30-plus hours of live streamed content following Thursday’s Celebration kickoff, featuring over a dozen panels and events, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga. Additionally, StarWars.com and Verizon will be live streaming the Star Wars Fan Film Awards; the Smuggler’s Bounty radio drama; EA’s new Battlefront videogame; and several other exclusive Celebration events that might otherwise be missed by members from Star Wars’ global fan community.

Between the live, on-stage events, StarWars.com will feature live interviews with celebrity guests within the Star Wars Cantina set specially built to capture the mood and atmosphere of the infamous Mos Eisley watering hole from A New Hope. These segments will have a fun, variety show flavor to them that brings a bit of the Star Wars Celebration vibe to those enjoying the event from afar.

Exclusive clips from throughout Star Wars Celebration event will also be available on demand from Verizon, allowing fans to celebrate Star Wars long after the live streams are over.

The live streaming begins at 10:00 a.m. PST, Thursday, April 16, on StarWars.com with the Celebration kickoff panel and continues with 30-plus hours of coverage through the closing ceremony on Sunday, April 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST. Watch exclusive highlights and on-demand clips from Verizon on Twitter, @VerizonWireless, and at Facebook.com/Verizon.

StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.

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Official Teaser Trailer For J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Unleashed!

Official Teaser Trailer For J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Unleashed!

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This year’s most anticipated trailer has been unleashed! J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ reaches theaters on December 18, 2015.

The cast includes some franchise icons such as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, alongside new faces such as Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow and Domnhall Gleeson.

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – Cast Officially Announced!

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – Cast Officially Announced!

April 29th, Pinewood Studios, UK - Writer/Director/Producer J.J Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan. Copyright and Photo Credit: David James.

April 29th, Pinewood Studios, UK – Writer/Director/Producer J.J Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan. Copyright and Photo Credit: David James.

Brace yourselves, film fans! The official cast for Star Wars: Episode VII has been revealed!

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Via: www.starwars.com

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Lucasfilm Ltd. & JibJab Partner To Celebrate  The 30th Anniversary of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Lucasfilm Ltd. & JibJab Partner To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Available today for the first time ever, people everywhere can cast themselves, family and friends in the classic adventures from “a galaxy far, far away” with playful and irreverent two-minute re-tellings of the original Star Wars films by JibJab. Just visit JibJab.com or StarWars.com to feel the Force as it’s never been possible before – by becoming a part of the Star Wars Saga!

Making a personalized movie with JibJab’s Starring You® technology is easy.  Users just upload a photo – using a computer, Facebook or a webcam – and use JibJab’s simple tools to insert it into the movies. After watching their movie, users can share the video with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter.  Custom versions of the videos are available as Premium Downloads for users who want to save them forever on their computers or watch them on their iPhones.

“What better way to celebrate Empire’s 30th anniversary than to allow fans to become part of the story,” said Bill Gannon, Director of Digital Media at Lucasfilm Ltd. “JibJab’s inventive technology allows us to experience Star Wars in an all-new way. It’s really a great partnership, and we are thrilled with what they’ve done with the Saga; it’s lots of fun.”

Creating and sharing a personalized version of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is free in commemoration of the fan-favorite installment’s 30th anniversary.  Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi are available exclusively to JibJab Members.  JibJab is a Member-supported company that charges $12 a year for unlimited access to its 1,000+ eCards, Everyday Fun and Starring You videos and pics.

“We aim to deliver a lot more value to our Members than the buck a month it winds up costing them,” said JibJab co-founder Gregg Spiridellis.  “Star Wars Starring You is a perfect example of the kinds of amazing, special experiences we’re working hard to bring our Members.”

JibJab was founded in 1999 by brothers Evan and Gregg Spiridellis.  In 2004, in a pre-YouTube world, the pair created the smash online hit “This Land” featuring a singing George Bush and John Kerry. Since then, the brothers have built JibJab into pioneering digital media company powering innovative online entertainment experiences like OfficeMax’s ElfYourself campaign.

Go to JibJab.com and StarWars.com to experience the Star Wars Starring You fun for yourself – and share the laughs with your friends!

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