This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

01/08/2012 – ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘Dredd,’ ‘House at the End of the Street’ and ‘Compliance’

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Frankenweenie

Director Tim Burton presents a stop-motion animated feature based on his original live-action cult comedy short, featuring the voices of Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life -- with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

See director Tim Burton in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from 'Frankenweenie,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • All New Original Short: "Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers"
  • Miniatures in Motion: Bringin 'Frankenweenie' to Life
  • 'Frankenweenie' Touring Exhibit
  • 'Frankenweenie' Original Live Action Short
  • Music Video: "Pet Sematary" by Plain White T's

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To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'Frankenweenie' we're doing a giveaway! Five grand prize winners will each receive s 'Frankenweenie' on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
It's alive! I want to win #Frankenweenie on Blu-ray from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/frankenweenie-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on January 14th, 2013. Winners will be notified on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.

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Judgment is Coming

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Dredd

Karl Urban stars as the post-apocalyptic comic book lawman Judge Dredd. The future America is an irradiated wasteland. In Mega City One -- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the streets -- the only force of order lies with cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge, a dangerous drug called "Slo-Mo," and the sadistic crime boss Ma-Ma, who is using it to take over the city.

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from 'Dredd,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Mega-City Masters: 35 Years of Judge Dredd
  • Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of Judge Dredd
  • Dredd's Gear
  • The 3rd Dimension
  • Welcome to Peachtrees and More

More Details:

To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'Dredd' we're doing a giveaway! One grand prize winner will receive a 'Dredd' Blu-ray Prize Pack consisting of a theatrical poster signed by stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, a 'Dredd' badge, a 'Dredd' comic book and a 'Dredd' Blu-ray. Four runner-up winners will each receive a 'Dredd' Blu-ray. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
I am the law! I want to win #Dredd on Blu-ray from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/dredd-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on January 14th, 2013. Winners will be notified on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.

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Know Your Neighbor

House at the End of the Street Box Art

House at the End of the Street

Jennifer Lawrence stars in a suspense thriller as the new girl next door who is drawn into a dangerous mystery. Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But their hopes quickly shatter as they learn that, years earlier, a grisly murder took place next door when a deranged girl killed her parents and disappeared. The girl's older brother Ryan still occupies the house, and when he befriends Elissa, his secretive past could become her worst nightmare.

See Jennifer Lawrence in the theatrical trailer for 'House at the End of the Street,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Journey Into Terror: Inside the House at the End of the Street
  • Theatrical Trailer

More Details:

To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'House at the End of the Street' we're doing a giveaway! Three grand prize winners will each receive a 'House at the End of the Street' Blu-ray. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
I want to win 'House at the End of the Street' on Blu-ray from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/hates-blu #YahooDVD #HATES
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on January 14th, 2013. Winners will be notified on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.

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You May Have Missed...

Compliance Box Art

Compliance

Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd and Pat Healy star in a provocative, chilling tale from writer/director Craig Zobel, inspired by true events. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky, has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become.

[Related: Director Craig Zobel talks about screening ‘Compliance’ abroad]

Watch a featurette with audience reactions to 'Compliance,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Director Commentary
  • AXS TV: A Look at Compliance
  • Trailer

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