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NBC’s Grimm Releases on Blu-Ray and DVD 8-7-2012

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Available for Pre-Order Now:
Season 1 of NBC’s Grimm Releases on Blu-Ray and DVD August 7th, 2012.

From Press Release:
OVERVIEW: Classic Grimm’s fairy tales come to life like never before in the “dark and imaginative” (Mike Ayers, CNN.com) supernatural series “Grimm,” from the producers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Privileged,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) discovers he is descended from a long line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” protectors who are charged with keeping the balance between humanity and the creatures of myth. With newly awoken abilities to detect the evil lurking among us, Nick struggles to keep his old life separate and safe as he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries of the Grimm world. Available onBlu-ray™ and DVD on August 7, 2012, “Grimm” Season One allows fans to experience all 22 chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted.

“Grimm” Season One also stars Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights,” “In Treatment”), Silas Weir Mitchell (“My Name is Earl,” “The Mentalist”), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, “Quarterlife”), Reggie Lee (“Prison Break,” Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica,” “House”). Guest stars such as Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface) Amy Acker (“Angel”), Titus Welliver (“Lost”) and Sebastian Roché (“Supernatural”) also appear in this uniquely evocative series that critics rave “offers genuine scares” (Michelle Tauber, People).

“Grimm” Season One is available as a five-disc set in special, limited edition packaging with exclusive “Grimm” collector cards. It features never-before-seen bonus material that takes fans deep into the world of “Grimm,” including an interactive creature guide, “Making Monsters” featurette and much more. The “Grimm” Season One Blu-ray™ also features perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

BLU-RAY™ and DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
• DELETED SCENES
• GAG REEL
• THE WORLD OF GRIMM: Get to know the characters and creatures that inhabit the world of “Grimm” and discover the inspiration behind the storylines.
• MAKING MONSTERS: Go behind the scenes with Andy Clement and Barney Burman as they take viewers through the special makeup effects design and application process. The talented team from Hive FX also shows fans how they give life to the monsters of “Grimm.”
• GRIMM GUIDE: An interactive book that provides insight into the various creatures featured in the show. (Blu-ray edition only)
• AND MORE!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: August 7, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61123351 (U.S.); 61123350 (Canada)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/ Dolby Digital 2.0

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: August 7, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61120707 (U.S.); 61123237 (Canada)
Layers: Dual Layer
Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

TV Pilot Trailer: Drifter

One hundred fifty years from now, a man, alone in space on an eight month journey to Earth’s Colony on Mars, teaches his ship’s computer to let him virtually enter his favorite TV show. When a politically motivated sabotage bombing leaves the ship damaged beyond repair, he finds himself adrift with only 12 days of life support left. The virtual world of the TV show becomes his only chance for human interaction, friendship, and perhaps… even love.

You can find more information about the show at mobcaster.com/project/drifter or at facebook.com/12daystolive

Marvel Heroes Weekend on EPIX

News Release: April 27 – 29, EPIX will be hosting Marvel Heroes Weekend – a marathon of superhero movies including Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and the EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. Hosted by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, the marathon also includes EPIX Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team. The weekend celebration of Marvel’s famed superheroes and their creator features the movies that have led up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of The Avengers on May 4.

“Staff Nicknames”
Stan Lee talks about crediting the writers and artists behind comic books and the fun nicknames given to his staff

“Quitting”
Stan Lee talks about almost quitting the comic book business in the ’60s and how his wife convinced him to give it another shot.

Star Trek TNG Coming to Blu-Ray!

PRESS RELEASE:

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level Blu-ray Disc™ Will Be Released On January 31, 2012
Complete First Season Blu-ray Available Later in 2012

LOS ANGELES – September 28, 2011 – The beloved series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® will be transferred to high-definition for the first time ever and released on Blu-ray™, it was announced today by Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Home Entertainment.

All 178 episodes from seven seasons will be transferred to true high-definition 1080p for release on Blu-ray and eventual runs on television and digital platforms both domestically and internationally.

“Fans have been clamoring for a high-definition release of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® for years,” said Ross. “Transferring the series to high-definition presented difficult technical challenges, but our team has come up with a process to create true 1080p HD masters with true HD visual effects. We can’t wait to show fans how pristine the series looks and sounds with our upcoming Blu-ray releases.”

Transferring STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® to high-definition presented numerous challenges – The series was originally shot on film and then transferred to videotape, which was used to edit episodes together. In order to create true HD masters, CBS is going back to the original uncut film negative – all 25,000 plus film reels of it – and cutting the episodes together exactly the way they originally aired. The visual effects were all shot on film and will be painstakingly recompositioned, not upconverted from videotape. The newly cut film will then be transferred to true high-definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. Denise and Mike Okuda are consulting on the project.

While the first full season won’t be available until later in 2012, CBS Home Entertainment is releasing STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE NEXT LEVEL, a single Blu-ray disc to give fans a taste of the series in HD, on January 31, 2012. The disc will include the feature-length pilot – “Encounter at Farpoint” – as well as two more “fan favorite” episodes, “The Inner Light” (Season 5) and “Sins of the Father” (Season 3). The single disc will be available for a suggested retail price of $21.99.

One of the most popular series in the STAR TREK franchise, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012. It premiered in first-run syndication during the week of September 28, 1987 and ran through 1994.

Set in the 24th century on the Starship Enterprise, about 100 years after the original STAR TREK series took place, the series starred Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes as Commander William T. Riker, LeVar Burton as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge, Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi, Brent Spiner as Lt. Commander Data, Michael Dorn as Lieutenant Worf, Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher and Wil Wheaton as her son Wesley Crusher.

Terra Nova Premieres Monday

Set your DVRs – The Terra Nova Series Premiere is this Monday, September 26 8/7c on FOX.

In 2149, Earth has become uninhabitable for humans with contaminated air and overpopulation. Scientists have discovered an alternate pre-historic Earth and decided that in order to save humanity, they will create communities in the past. The Shannon family is given the chance to join the Terra Nova settlement 85 million years in the past. Starring Jason O’Mara as Jim Shannon, a loving father and former cop and Elisabeth Shannon Shelley Conn as Jim’s wife and a talented doctor the two form a strong family with their children Josh (Landon Liboiron), Maddy (Naomi Scott), and Zoe (Alana Mansour) and are the heart of the show.

Well-cast with fantastic characters, the drama alone would make for a solid show. But adding heart-pounding suspense with dinosaurs and a mysterious rogue group of settlers, Terra Nova is one of the most exciting shows coming to television. The first episode is a 2-hour event, with enough beautiful imagery and special effects, that viewers will forget they’re watching a television show instead of a feature film.

This is a must-see show that will appeal to more than just science fiction fans. With solid characters, mystery, incredible adventure, and spectacular effects, I was certainly impressed with the pilot episode.


For more info on Terra Nova:
http://www.fox.com/terranova