This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

09/25/2012 – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ Bond 50, ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1′ and ‘Damsels in Distress’

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Marvel's The Avengers Box Art

Marvel's The Avengers

Avengers Assemble! From the comic books to the big screen, Earth's mightiest heroes come together in the year's biggest blockbuster -- already one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Director Joss Whedon presents an epic, explosive adventure, teaming up some of Marvel Comics' most iconic superheroes. When an unexpected otherwordly enemy attacks, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow are brought together by Nick Fury and the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. to fight a fierce battle for the fate of the world.

See Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson in clips from 'Marvel's The Avengers,' available Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Second Screen
  • Assembling the Ultimate Team
  • A Visual Journey
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes and More

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To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'Marvel's The Avengers,' we're doing a giveaway! One grand prize winner will receive a 'Marvel's The Avengers' Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

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

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on October 1st, 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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50 Years of 007

Bond 50 Box Art

Bond 50

Bond. James Bond. In celebration of the iconic superspy's monumental golden anniversary, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox present BOND 50, a must-have box set featuring all twenty-two of Agent 007's movie adventures -- from 'Dr. No' to 'Quantum of Solace' -- on Blu-ray disc for the first time in one complete offering. The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the high definition debut of nine James Bond films and includes more than 130 hours of bonus features (with some new and exclusive content) all packaged up in a super-sleek collectible set.

See Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton in the Blu-ray trailer for the Bond 50 box set:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The World of Bond
  • Being Bond
  • Skyfall Videoblogs
  • 22 James Bond films
  • 122 Hours of Bonus Features

More Details:

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond, we're doing a Blu-ray giveaway! One grand prize winner will receive the Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
Bond. James Bond. I want to win a Bond 50 Blu-ray box set from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/007-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on October 1st, 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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Comic Book Adaptation

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Box Art

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Warner Premiere presents an all-new feature-length animated film based on Frank Miller and Klaus Janson's classic graphic novel. In the future, it's been a decade since Batman hung up his cape, and his city has fallen prey to gangs of barbaric criminals. But when he returns to crime-fighting, Batman becomes both a target of law enforcement and a new hope for a desolate Gotham City -- including a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new... and old.

Watch the trailer for the DC Universe Animated Original Movie 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Video On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
  • Her Name is Carrie... Her Role is Robin
  • batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story
  • Two Bonus Episodes from Batman: The Animated Series
  • Digital Comic: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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You May Have Missed...

Damsels in Distress Box Art

Damsels in Distress

Greta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore star in writer/director Whit Stillman's offbeat comedy about a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university. Violet, Rose and Heather welcome transfer student Lily into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. But when the girls become romantically entangled with a series of men -- smooth Charlie, dreamboat Xavier, the mad frat pack of Frank and Thor -- their friendship and sanity are threatened.

See Greta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore in clips from 'Damsels in Distress,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Commentary with Whit Stillman and Cast
  • Damsels in Distress: Behind the Scenes
  • An Evening with Damsels in Distress
  • A Great Lotion

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