Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Roundup II

‘Star Wars’ coming to Blu-ray
In what may have been the most eagerly anticipated Blu-ray release announcement since the adoption of the high definition format, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has announced that all six films in the movie franchise will be coming to Blu-ray in 2011. In an interview with the New York Times, Lucas said had had been waiting for the format to be widely accepted by consumers before taking the plunge. However, those who were hoping to have both the original and the special editions would be included in the six-disc set will be disappointed; only the special editions will be included. Still, for a format that has the best possible audio and video capabilities, this will be the best way yet to enjoy the series at home. Look for a likely fall 2011 release, just in time for the holiday season.

‘Toy Story’ is tops
Proving it has had some serious staying power in a highly competitive summer movie season, “Toy Story 3” just surpassed “Shrek 2” to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Granted, there is inflated 3D ticket prices to factor into that total, but it’s still an exceptional achievement. And it’s another feather in the cap of the truly impressive roster of films released by Pixar, with the company’s next film to be another sequel, “Cars 2,” set for June 2011.

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