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PHE Press Release: Thor (3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    THE MIGHTY GOD OF THUNDER ROARS TO EARTH ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD BURSTING WITH SPECTACULAR BONUS FEATURES


    THOR


    On September 13, 2011, The Thrilling Epic Adventure Debuts in a 3-Disc Set Featuring

    Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray and DVD, and in a 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Over 80 Minutes of Revealing Content, Including an Exclusive Look at Marvel’s The Avengers


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    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (July 12, 2011) – From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes a unique and compelling twist on the Super Hero genre with the out-of-this-world warrior THOR, debuting on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD September 13, 2011. Called “spectacular” (USA Today), “thrilling, entertaining and cool” (Ain’t It Cool News) the phenomenal screen debut of the legendary God of Thunder took audiences by storm, earning more than $440 million at the global box office. When the arrogant god is banished to Earth from his home world, Asgard, and then pursued by the darkest forces of Asgard, he must learn what it takes to become a true hero in this exhilarating story that “delivers epic fireworks” (Rolling Stone). Featuring an all-star cast including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, stunning visual effects and explosive action sequences, THOR wields outstanding entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

    The THOR three-disc set includes the film on Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and on high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets come fully loaded with 80 minutes of immersive bonus materials including an exclusive special feature that goes deeper into the Marvel Universe, a sneak peek into Marvel’s The Avengers, an unprecedented look inside the world of director Kenneth Branagh and much more.

    THOR Blu-ray and DVD specs

    The THOR Blu-ray Discs™ are presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The digital copy is presented with an English Audio track. THOR will also be available as a single-disc DVD.


    About Thor:

    Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of Super Hero: Thor. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Kevin Feige, with Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D’Esposito serving as executive producers from a screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne and a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich, this fantasy epic stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s evil brother Loki, with Rene Russo as Frigga, the wife of Odin, mother to Thor and Loki, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor's father and king of Asgard. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in the Iron Man movies, foreshadowing the coming of Marvel’s The Avengers! Thor was released by Paramount Pictures on May 6, 2011.


    About Marvel Entertainment

    Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.


    About Paramount Home Entertainment

    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.


    THOR

    Street date: September 13, 2011

    Runtime: 114 minutes

    U.S. Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence

    Canadian Rating: PG for violence and frightening scenes
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

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    Great to see Paramount is releasing something on 3D Blu-ray!
     
  3. Matt Hough

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    I agree. I am very happy to see it, and I'm certain I'll be buying a copy.
     
  4. Edwin-S

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    Wasn't this film a 2D to 3D conversion? I saw the film theatrically in 2D.
     
  5. Cory S.

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    It was a 2D to 3D conversion.
     
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    The live-action footage was converted, but the "special effects for the film were conceived and executed from the beginning in 3-D" (source).
     
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    I've asked this in other threads and never got an answer but is there really much of a difference if you shoot with a 3-D camera or if you shoot with a 2-D camera knowing that you're converting it to 3-D? Clearly, movies that are just converted to 3-D so the studio can make more money weren't shot with 3-D in mind but I can't see how there's any major difference if you shoot knowing the final product will be in 3-D.
     
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    I guess it depends on the quality and how long you take to do the conversion. A film that you plan for 3D, shoot in 2D and take the time to convert to 3D right will look better than a film planned for 2D that you do a rush conversion on (Airbender, Clash of the Titans). James Cameron is a bit of a 3D perfectionist and he thinks he is getting good results with converting Titanic a film that wasn't invisioned for 3D to 3D, but he is also taking a year to do it.
     
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    I've watched this film twice in the theaters, the first time in 3-D while the second time was in 2-D. Nothing in 3-D really stood out for me and some have stated the film looked better to them in 2-D than 3-D. I'm going to buy this BRD, but will only do the 2-D one.









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  10. dpippel

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    Too bad only the 3D release gets the great cover art.
     

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