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USHE Press Release: Babies (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 02 2010 - 12:49 PM




“If you were enraptured by March of the Penguins,

wait until you see Babies!” USA Today







SEPTEMBER 28, 2010







OVERVIEW:  Experience joy at its purest in Babies, a life-affirming celebration of wonder and innocence.  Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès,Babies travels the globe following four newborns simultaneously from different corners of the world – Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Mari from Tokyo, and Hattie from San Francisco.  Praised as “joyous and buoyant” by Betsy Sharkey (Los Angeles Times) and “wonderful!” by Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times), the Focus Features release Babies debuts on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, DVD and Digital Download on September 28, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  Also available on VOD, Babies re-defines the non-fiction art form and captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.  The Blu-ray and DVD also provides viewers a special opportunity to revisit the babies and their parents now that the children are four years old through an exclusive featurette.  Critics and audiences agree that Babies “could be the feel-good movie of the decade!” (Moviefone), one that can be enjoyed again and again.


BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF:  Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and purest digital sound.

  • BD-LIVETMAccess the BD-LiveTM Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
    • MY SCENES:  Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.
  • [*] pocket BLU:  USHE’s groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone™, iPod® touch, iPad®, Blackberry®, Android™, Windows and Macintosh computersto work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-rayTM  player and offers advanced features such as:
    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline:  Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite film.
    • Mobile-To-Go:  Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles:  Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard:  Enter data into a Blu-ray player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard.



  • THE BABIES – THREE YEARS LATER FEATURETTE:  Director Thomas Balmès revisits all the babies – who are now four years old – and their parents.
  • EVERYBODY LOVES… YOUR BABIES SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS:  See the winning photos and videos from our fans – whether it was their first words, playing with siblings, or simply sleeping.



Street Date:  September 28, 2010

Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number:  62112181

Running time:  1 Hour 19 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Picture Format:  Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1

Rating: PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout.

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH

Sound:  English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1




Directed By: Thomas Balmès

Executive Producers:  TBC Productions, Chez Wam

Produced By:  Alain Chabat, Amandine Billot, Christine Rouxel

Editors:  Craig McKay, Reynald Bertrand

Music By:  Bruno Coulais





Ronald J Epstein
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