Notable releases for today, June 18, 2013, include: Scarface, The Call, Upside Down, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Ocean Giants, Australia’s First 4 Billion Years, and Galápagos.
Fans of the cult classic Scarface should rush to cop the limited edition steelbook Blu-ray that debuts today at an unbelievable list price of $19.98. Universal Studios released a similar SteelBook in 2011 for $29.98 that lacked an UltraViolet Copy. This edition (the latest amongst many releases) features a Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes Digital Copy, and UltraViolet Copy at 1080p. It has audio in English, Spanish, and French with subtitles in each of those languages as well.
Apparently, today is Limited Edition SteelBook day as a number of other titles release today as well. The Mummy (1999), Hulk (2003), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Van Helsing (2004), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Pitch Black (2000), The Big Lebowski (1998), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Hot Fuzz (2007), Serenity (2005), Shaun of the Dead (2004), and Doom (2005) all begin their limited edition SteelBook run.
Sony Pictures releases the Halle Berry thriller The Call today. The title is available on 1-disc DVD for $30.99 and 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD with UV copy for $40.99. Berry stars as an emergency call operator who receives a call from a young girl in danger. The girl is evading a murderous man when her call to Berry is disconnected. The operator calls her back, unfortunately alerting the killer to the whereabouts of his prey. Six months later, Berry is still coping with the death of her caller when she receives a similar emergency call from another young girl in distress. It is a race against time as she works to save her from a similar fate.
Director Juan Solanas brings his sci-fi romance Upside Down to home theater today. Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess play star-crossed lovers living in parallel—and upside down—universes. They meet and fall in love, but are constrained by the laws of gravity, matter, and energy that govern their respective worlds, Up World and Down World. They must find a way to bridge the divide in this beautifully-filmed and imaginative tale. The Upside Down comes as a single-disc DVD for $28.99 or as a 2-disc 3-D/2-D Blu-ray +DVD combo pack with a SRP for $34.99.
If your viewing of Now You See Me in the theaters left you craving even more magic, Warner Bros. delivers with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, and Jim Carrey star as competing musicians in this comedy with a magical touch. Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin also lend a hand in the laughs (as do a couple of ridiculous blonde wigs). The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is available as a 2-disc combo with Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet Copy with a SRP of $35.99 1-disc DVD with UV copy for $28.98
A trio of nature films hit the shelves today. Nova: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years studies Earth’s history through and examination of The Land Down Under. Galápagos 3D: Charles Darwin’s Big Adventure is available in a Blu-ray 3-D/2-D version for $14.99. This documentary visits the isolated volcanic islands off the coast of Ecuador to explore their unique mix of flora and fauna. Also by 3-D Media.tv Ocean Giants 3D catalogues giants of the seas both gentle and not-so-gentle. Both films were filmed using the REAL 3D method and can be viewed in 3D or in 2D HD.
Other notable releases include:
Upside Down (2012)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
The Call (2013)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
North Face (2008)
Alicia Keys: VH1 Storytellers
Jane’s Addiction: Live in NYC
Australia’s First 4 Billion Years (2013)
Galapagos 3D (2013)
Ocean Giants 3D (2012)
Scarface (1983) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
The Mummy (1999) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Hulk (2003) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
The Incredible Hulk (2008) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Van Helsing (2004) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Pitch Black (2000) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
The Big Lebowski (1998) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Hot Fuzz (2007) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Serenity (2005) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Shaun of the Dead (2004) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
Doom (2005) (Unrated) (Limited Edition) (SteelBook)
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