Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced six new Blu-ray 3D titles, including Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D, Clash of the Titans 3D, The Polar Express 3D, IMAX Deep Sea 3D, IMAX Under the Sea 3D and IMAX Space Station 3D.
According to the statement, the entire wave of Blu-ray 3D titles will hit stores November 16, 2010 for $43.99 each.
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WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS THE NEXT DIMENSION WITH SIX NEW BLU-RAY 3D™ TITLES – THE MOST RELEASED BY ANY STUDIO IN 2010
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (Day-and-Date with Blu-ray™ and DVD)
Clash of the Titans 3D
The Polar Express 3D
IMAX® Deep Sea 3D
IMAX® Under the Sea 3D
IMAX® Space Station 3D
Sept. 17 – Continuing its reputation as a first to market leader and innovator in home entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group today announced a major retail offering of Blu-ray 3D titles, the most released by any studio this year. Set to make a splash just before the holidays, the entire wave of 3D titles will hit stores November 16, 2010 with an SRP of $43.99 each.
Available at retailers nationwide, the initial slate of Blu-ray 3D titles will span a wide variety of genres from family and nature to action and adventure including, “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D,” “Clash of the Titans 3D,” “The Polar Express 3D,” “IMAX® Deep Sea 3D,” “IMAX® Under the Sea 3D” and “IMAX® Space Station 3D.” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” 3D is the industry’s first day-and-date 3D release in the theatrical new release window. Furthermore, “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” 3D and “Clash of the Titans” 3D will be released as Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs, which will include both the 3D and 2D versions on Blu-ray, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film. “The Polar Express” 3D and the three IMAX® films will include both the 3D version, which can be enjoyed with new Blu-ray 3D players, and the 2D version which can be enjoyed with both the new Blu-ray 3D players and existing Blu-ray players. Previously released in anaglyph 3D, the Blu-ray 3D release of “The Polar Express” has been upgraded to stereoscopic Full 3D, which delivers full high-definition 1080p resolution to each eye. All Warner Bros. Blu-ray 3D titles will be released in stereoscopic Full HD 3D.
“This is an exciting time in the industry and we are thrilled to be a part of this evolution in home entertainment,” said Dorinda Marticorena, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and High Definition. “As sales of Blu-ray 3D hardware increase during the holidays, we wanted to ensure that consumers have access to a diverse selection of 3D content, not attached to an exclusive bundle, which will showcase the amazing possibilities of this brilliant new format – and this is just the beginning. Consumers can expect to see more 3D movies and games coming to Home 3D over the next few months.”
Home 3D will take many different forms (Blu-ray 3D players, game consoles, cable and satellite broadcasting, etc.) and Blu-ray 3D is leading the way to the next dimension. Blu-ray 3D is an extension of the Blu-ray Disc™ format that enables the home entertainment industry to bring the full high-definition 3D experience into the living room. Old anaglyph 3D technology used paper glasses with red and blue lenses which filtered out light to produce a low-quality 3D experience. New stereoscopic Full HD 3D content allows every Blu-ray 3D player and Blu-ray 3D to deliver full high-definition 1080p resolution to each eye. Active shutter 3D glasses (battery powered and either bundled with the 3D TV or sold separately) quickly block and unblock each eye in sequence to ensure that each eye only sees the corresponding image being displayed on the 3D TV set. This technology allows for a fully immersive, theater-quality 3D experience at home. Furthermore, Blu-ray 3D players are backwards compatible, so viewers can still watch existing high definition Blu-ray Discs and standard definition DVDs without needing a separate player.
3D playback of a Blu-ray 3D Disc requires 3D capable equipment including a Blu-ray 3D Player (a PS3 firmware upgrade for 3D movie watching is scheduled for October) and fully capable 3D display with compatible 3D glasses. If your equipment requires an HDMI cable, a high speed HDMI cable is necessary for 3D playback. All of the Warner Bros. Blu-ray 3D titles named here will feature an easy to understand graphic on the back of the pack, explaining the 3D ecosystem.
ABOUT THE FILMS
About “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” 3D: Former elite agent Kitty Galore plans to unleash a diabolical device to bring her canine enemies to heel as well as her feline comrades, so cats and dogs must join forces for the first time to prevent a global cat-astrophe. An all-star voice cast (Christina Applegate, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Marsden, Bette Midler and Nick Nolte) plus on-screen stars Chris O’Donnell and Jack McBrayer make the fur and fun fly high as only full HD Blu-ray 3D can. Also includes a 3D special feature of a Looney Tunes short called “Coyote Falls.” This Blu-ray 3D disc will have both 3D and 2D playback capabilities of the main feature.
About “Clash of the Titans” 3D: In “Clash of the Titans,” the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny. Unleash the Kraken and step into the action as Blu-ray 3D draws you into the adventure in the most immersive way possible! This Blu-ray 3D disc will have both 3D and 2D playback capabilities of the main feature.
About “The Polar Express” 3D: All the enchantment, all the adventure, all the joy of “The Polar Express,” all in astonishing true Blu-ray 3D! This instant holiday classic filmed in performance-capture animation by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks now delivers a whole new cargoload of immersive Blu-ray magic. Reach out and grab your ticket as the exciting next dimension in home entertainment transports you to the North Pole in amazing fashion! This Blu-ray 3D disc will have both 3D and 2D playback capabilities of the main feature.
About “IMAX® Deep Sea 3D”: Dive in! A sea full of wonders awaits. Famed oceanic filmmaker Howard Hall (“Into the Deep”) guides this immersive adventure that lets you swim alongside some of the most exotic creatures of the planet. Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet provide the narration. And an unusual array of finned and scaled stars are ready to steal every scene. Among them: Green Sea Turtles who gather off Kona so that Surgeonfish can strip harmful algae from their shells…an ominous, predatory Humboldt Squid that changes color four times per second like a flashing strobe light…an underdog Mantis Shrimp, whose claws have the speed of a 22-caliber bullet, in battle against a hungry octopus (the shrimp wins!). So many creatures. So many amazing stories. Sea them all. This Blu-ray 3D disc will have both 3D and 2D playback capabilities.
About “IMAX® Under the Sea 3D”: Imagine a world of incredible color and beauty. Of crabs wearing jellyfish for hats. Of fish disguised as frogs, stones and shag carpets. Of a kaleidoscope of underwater life. Now, go explore it! The makers of “Deep Sea” and “Into the Deep” take you into tropical waters alive with adventure: the Great Barrier Reef and other South Pacific realms. Narrated by Jim Carrey and featuring astonishing camerawork, this amazing film brings you face to fin with Nature’s marvels, from the terrible grandeur (and terrible teeth) of a Great White to the comic antics of a lovestruck cuttlefish. This Blu-ray 3D disc will have both 3D and 2D playback capabilities.
About “IMAX® Space Station 3D”: The first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS), where audiences can experience for themselves life in zero gravity aboard the new station. The audience blasts off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center and Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth. Directed by Toni Myers, Space Station is a story of challenges, setbacks and triumphs and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on this Earth. This Blu-ray 3D disc will have both 3D and 2D playback capabilities.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHEG oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHEG distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.
About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.