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12/13/2011 – ‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Fright Night’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray
December 12, 2011

Pick of the Week

Kung Fu Panda 2 Box Art
Kung Fu Panda 2 Box Art

Kung Fu Panda 2
Jack Black is back as the voice of panda hero Po in the global smash hit animated adventure sequel, with new heroes, new moves and non-stop awesome action. In his biggest challenge since becoming the Dragon Warrior, Po must lead his friends and kung fu crew, The Furious Five, on a mission to defeat his most threatening rival yet. When a formidable villain threatens to use a powerful, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu, Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

See Angelina Jolie in an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette clip from 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' available on Blu-ray and DVD:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters
  • Animation Inspiration
  • The Animators' Corner
  • Trivia Track
  • Filmmakers' Commentary and More

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We're giving away five copies of 'Kung Fu Panda 2' on Blu-ray. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
Skadoosh! I want to win 'Kung Fu Panda 2' on Blu-ray from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/kfp2-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on December 16th, 2011. 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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Ape Attack

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Box Art
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Box Art

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
James Franco stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. After a test subject's baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own. But what begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem, when Caesar is taken away and forced to live in a primate facility. As Caesar's intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes special effects featurette clip from 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' available on Blu-ray and DVD:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Capturing Caesar
  • Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis
  • Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene
  • Audio Commentaries and More

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Bloody Good Time

Fright Night Box Art
Fright Night Box Art

Fright Night
Charley is a high school senior who's on top of the world -- he's running with the popular crowd and dating Amy, the most coveted girl in school. But trouble arrives when Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a nice guy —— at first. But there's something not quite right, and no one, including Charlie's mom, sems to notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he's telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.

See Anton Yelchin and David Tennant in an exclusive featurette clip from 'Fright Night,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Gag Reel
  • Squid Man
  • Peter Vincent: Swim Inside My Mind
  • The Official 'How to Make a Funny Vampire Movie' Guide
  • Deleted Scenes and More

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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Box Art
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Box Art

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Veteran director Tsui Hark presents an action-packed Chinese period epic of kung fu, intrigue and Sherlock Holmes-style mystery. On the eve of her coronation as Empress, China's most powerful woman is haunted by a chilling murder mystery: seven men under her command have burst into flames, leaving behind only black ash and skeletal bones. She turns to the infamous Dee Renjie: a man whose unparalleled wisdom is matched only by his martial arts skills. As he battles a series of bizarre dangers, he unveils a chilling truth that places his life, and the future of an entire dynasty, in peril.

See Andy Lau in clips from 'Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame,' available on Blu-ray and DVD:

Special Features:

  • The Making of Detective Dee
  • Creating the Characters
  • Weapons, Stunts and Action
  • The World of Dee
  • Galleries

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