This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

03/13/2012 – ‘The Descendants,’ ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ ‘Young Adult’ and ‘Happy Feet Two’

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The Descendants

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, writer/director Alexander Payne presents a critically-lauded tale of humor and heartbreak. Set in Hawaii, George Clooney stars in the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey of Matt King, an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

See director Alexander Payne in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from 'The Descendants,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Everybody Loves George
  • Working with Alexander
  • The Real Descendants
  • Hawaiian Style and More

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Animated Adventure

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The Adventures of Tintin

Producers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson bring one of the world's most beloved characters to life in an epic, action-packed animated thrill-ride. The unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin finds himself drawn into a centuries-old mystery when he discovers a model ship carrying an explosive secret. With the help of his dog Snowy, the cantankerous Captain Haddock and the bumbling detectives Thompson & Thomson, Tintin travels half the world, outwitting and outrunning his enemies in a race to find the final resting place of The Unicorn, a shipwreck that may hold a vast fortune... and an ancient curse.

See director Steven Spielberg in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from 'The Adventures of Tintin,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Toasting Tintin
  • The Journey of Tintin
  • The World of Tintin
  • The Who's Who of Tintin
  • Conceptual Design and More

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Grown Up

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Young Adult

Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody reteam for a ferociously funny, bittersweet comedy that doesn't pull any punches. Charlize Theron stars as Mavis Gary, a 37-year-old former prom queen, and current writer of young adult novels, who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to win back her happily married high school sweetheart. When she finds her homecoming more challenging than expected, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate who hasn't quite gotten over high school either, and both must face the harsh realities of growing up.

See screenwriter Diablo Cody in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from 'Young Adult,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Misery Loves Company: The Making of Young Adult
  • The Awful Truth: Deconstructing a Scene
  • Q&A featuring Janet Maslin & Jason Reitman
  • Deleted Scenes

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Penguin Party

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Happy Feet Two

In the sequel to the Academy Award-winning Antarctic animated hit, Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven -- a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's "guts and grit" as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures -- from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals -- to put things right.

See Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Common in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from 'Happy Feet Two,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Helping Penguins and Pals
  • How to Draw a Penguin
  • Taut I Saw a Putty Tat
  • Sing-A-Longs
  • Running with Bodice and More

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