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Blu-Ray releases: Anna Karenina takes Flight from Wreck-It Ralph

Jan. 4, 2013by: Paul Shirey

It's not easy to catch everything in the theater these days and oftentimes can be a pain just dealing with the general public, so when something I wanted to see is announced I get a little jazzed.  I almost saw FLIGHT on five different occasions, but it just didn't happen and I was disappointed to miss it.  ANNA KARENINA, on the other hand, was one I wanted to see, but knew I'd never catch in theaters.  And, WRECK-IT RALPH I saw twice, due to the passion of my three year old, and now will see it again probably a hundred times in the next six months. 

With that, we've got dates and specs to share.  Read on.

FLIGHT - February 5, 2013

Synopsis: In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award® winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Features:

The FLIGHT Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following special features:

- Origins of Flight

- The Making of Flight

- Anatomy of a Plane Crash

- Q&A Highlights

ANNA KARENINA - February 19, 2013

Synopsis: From Golden Globe Award-nominated director Joe Wright (Atonement) comes a thrilling new vision of the epic story of love, Anna Karenina, adapted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) from Leo Tolstoy's timeless classic novel. At the twilight of an empire, Anna Karenina (Knightley), the beautiful wife of one of Russia's most esteemed men (Law), has it all. But when she meets the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson), there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot be ignored. Anna is swept up in a passionate affair that will shock a nation and change the lives of everyone around her.

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Features:

- Deleted Scenes

- Anna Karenina: An Epic Story About Love Adapting Tolstoy

- Keira as Anna

- On the Set with Director Joe Wright

- Dressing Anna Anna Karenina: Time-Lapse Photography

- Feature Commentary with Director Joe Wright

- Digital Copy

- UltraViolet

WRECK-IT RALPH - February 12, 2013 (digital release), March 5, 2013 (blu-ray)

Disney is trying out the early digital release for WRECK-IT RALPH in HD Digital and HD Digital 3D, followed by the disc release.

Synopsis:  From Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Wreck-It Ralph” takes viewers on a hilarious journey. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman).

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Features:

- HD Digital
- SD Digital
- 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray +DVD + Digital Copy)

- 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack  (Blu-ray +DVD

- Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of “Wreck-It Ralph” – Fans of the film will get a look at five new worlds created for “Wreck-It Ralph.” The short takes viewers into Game Central Station with the artists who brought Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Jr. to life.

- Alternate & Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes are highlighted with an introduction and optional audio commentary from director Rich Moore.

- Video Game Commercials – Viewers can check out the commercials created for the video games featured in the film - Fix It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Hammer.

- “Paperman” – This animated short film played in theaters before “Wreck It Ralph.” It tells the story of a young man in an office who sees the girl of his dreams in a skyscraper window across the street. But how can he get her attention?

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials:

Includes:
- Disney Intermission: The Gamer’s Guide to “Wreck-It-Ralph” – When the film is paused, host Chris Hardwick appears on screen to guide viewers through a series of 10 video segments offering an inside look at the many video game references, Disney references and other hidden surprises featured in the film.

Extra Tidbit: Good news for fans of the Paperman short, as it will be included on Wreck-It Ralph!

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