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07/10/2012 – ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope,’ ‘Chariots of Fire,’ ‘American Reunion’ and ‘The Flowers of War’

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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Acclaimed documentary director Morgan Spurlock takes you into the fan-tastic world of San Diego Comic-Con, following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong.

In addition to the standard DVD packaging of 'A Fan's Hope,' the film will also be available in two Collector's Editions containing action figures of geek icons Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Morgan Spurlock.

See director Morgan Spurlock in a behind-the-scenes featurette from 'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope,' available on DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

DVD Special Features:

  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews
  • Trailer

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To celebrate the DVD release of the 'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope' we're giving away DVDs! Three grand prize winners will receive Collector's Edition DVD with Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Morgan Spurlock action figures. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
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Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on July 16th, 2012. Winners will be announced 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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Blu-ray Debut

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Chariots of Fire

Just in time for the Summer Olympic games in London, a heralded sports drama gets the high-def treatment, available on Blu-ray for the first time. Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, director Hugh Hudson's 'Chariots of Fire' tells the inspiring true story of British athletes competing for fame and glory at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Ian Charleson stars as sprinter Eric Lidell, a devout Scottish missionary who runs because he knows it must please God. Ben Cross is Harold Abrahams, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society.

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature clip from 'Chariots of Fire,' available for the first time on Blu-ray:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • 4 Documentaries
  • Interview with Director Hugh Hudson
  • Commentary by Director Hugh Hudson
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Screen Tests and More

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The Gang's All Here

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American Reunion

Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy and the rest of the original East Great Falls High School gang are back for another slice of pie. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler's mom. Now these lifelong friends and flames have come home as adults for a long over reunion to reminisce about -- and get inspired by -- the hormonal teens they once were.

See Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and the rest of the cast in a featurette and other clips from 'American Reunion,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Extended Scenes
  • Alternate Takes
  • The "Out of Control" Track
  • The Best of Biggs - Hangin' with Jason B.
  • Lake Bake and More

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Golden Globe Nominee

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The Flowers of War

Christian Bale stars in story of love and war, from internationally celebrated director Zhang Yimou. In 1937, the dangerous streets of Nanjing throw together a group of opposites -- a flock of shell-shocked schoolchildren, a dozen seductive courtesans, and a renegade American posing as a priest to save his own skin, or so he thinks -- all seeking safety behind a walled cathedral. Trapped by marauding soldiers, over the next few days the prejudices and divides between them will fall away as they unite around a last-ditch plan to protect the children from impending catastrophe.

See Christian Bale in a clip from 'The Flowers of War,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Making of The Flowers of War

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