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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 03 2012 - 11:43 AM

 




FROM THE MAKERS OF CORALINE
COMES THE 3D STOP-MOTION COMEDY THRILLER


PARANORMAN


AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 27, 2012
ON BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK WITH ULTRAVIOLET,
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK WITH ULTRAVIOLETDVD AND DIGITAL COPY
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT


“THE BEST ANIMATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR! GHOULISH FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY”

- MARK REARDON, CBS-TV




Universal City, California, October 3, 2012 – From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his gift of seeing and speaking with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse about to come true. Caught in a wild race against time, the young ghoul whisperer will find his paranormal abilities pushed to their otherworldly limits as he bravely summons up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion. Focus Features’ frightfully funny and magically emotional ParaNorman will be available on 3D Blu-ray  Combo Pack, Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on November 27, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, just in time for the holidays!


Featuring the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Anna Kendrick (The Twilight Saga), Casey Affleck (Tower Heist,), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How to Train Your Dragon), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Jeff Garlin (WALL-E), Elaine Stritch (30 Rock), Bernard Hill (Titanic), Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill), Tempestt Bledsoe (Guys with Kids), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), and John Goodman (Monsters, Inc.), it’s a hilariously spooky adventure for the whole family in eye-popping 3D, made by LAIKA in stop-motion animation.ParaNorman is “an animated thrill ride of epic proportions” – Rachel Brodsky, Time Out New York Kids. 


The ParaNorman 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack  includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ and online retail partners, as well as UltraViolet™.  UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs.  Consumers can now truly enjoy ParaNorman anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. 


BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):

  • PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES:  With commentary from Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler.
  • PEERING THROUGH THE VEIL: A special behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of the weird and wonderful world ofParaNorman from building the characters to voicing them.
  • FEATURETTES: Seven short segments showcasing Norman and his extraordinarily unusual costars.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: With Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler.
EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK:

Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

·         UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TV’s.  Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.

·         Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android™ and more!

  • BD-LIVETM Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
  • pocket BLUTM app:   The groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod®  touch,  Android, PC and Mac®  to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player.  Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet  owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display.  Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before.  pocket BLU 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 the 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 is 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:  Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • [*] uHEAR:  Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION – 3D BLU-RAY COMBO PACK :

Street Date:  November 27, 2012

Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number 62123587

Running time:  1 Hour, 32 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Widescreen 

Rating:  PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/ DTS Surround 2.0, Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French (Canadian) DTS Digital Surround 5.1



TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK:

Street Date:  November 27, 2012

Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number 62123586

Running time:  1 Hour, 32 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Widescreen

Rating:  PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/ DTS Surround 2.0, Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1, French (Canadian) DTS Digital Surround 5.1



TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  November 27, 2012

Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number62119753

Running time1 Hour, 32 Minutes

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating:  PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French (Canadian) Dolby Digital 5.1


Ronald J Epstein
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