This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

04/02/2012 – ‘War Horse,’ ‘We Bought a Zoo,’ ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Being Elmo’

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War Horse

Director/producer Steven Spielberg presents an epic tale of courage and friendship, set against the sweeping canvas of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of one unforgettable horse and his miraculous journey to find his way back home. When a feisty colt named Joey and his young trainer Albert are forced apart by war, the film follows Joey's extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. No matter where they go or what they experience both boy and horse keep forging ahead, driven by devotion and the hope of returning home.

See director Steven Spielberg in an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature clip from 'War Horse,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • A Filmmaking Journey
  • Editing & Scoring
  • The Sounds of War Horse
  • Through thte Producer's Lens
  • War Horse: The Look and More

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Animal House

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We Bought a Zoo

Matt Damon stars as Benjamin Mee, a recently-widowed single father who faces the challenges of raising his two young children. Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster and her dedicated team. With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo.

See Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in an exclusive deleted scene from 'We Bought a Zoo,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • The Real Mee
  • We Shot a Zoo and More

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New on Blu-ray

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Chinatown

Murder. Corruption. Greed. Sex. Director Roman Polanski's seminal 1974 neo-noir classic makes its Blu-ray debut, complete with a new high definition transfer and over two and a half hours of bonus material. Set in drought-ridden 1930s Los Angeles, Jack Nicholson stars as private investigator Jake Gittes, who gets his nose rearranged after sticking it into an intricate web of deception and treachery. Caught up in the connivings of a power player and his mysterious daughter, Gittes's sleuthing unravels unspeakable family secrets and plunges him into the dark side of the City of Angels.

Read our exclusive interview with screenwriter Robert Towne. Also see Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston in clips from 'Chinatown,' now available for the first time on Blu-ray:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Commentary with Robert Towne and David Fincher
  • Water and Power
  • Chinatown: An Appreciation
  • Chinatown: The Beginning and the End
  • Chinatown: Filming and More

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. But few people know the man behind the monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary follows Clash's remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. As a teen growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates. He wanted to be a part of Henson's team, the creative force responsible for the magic of Sesame Street. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true.

Watch the theatrical trailer for 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey," available on DVD:

DVD Special Features:

  • Some Thoughts from the Filmmakers
  • Sundance Premiere Q & A with Kevin and the Filmmakers
  • Tau Performs in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Interview with John Tartaglia
  • Trailer

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