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9/13/2011 – ‘Thor,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

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9/13/2011 – ‘Thor,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

Chris Hemsworth stars as the mighty God of Thunder, Marvel Comics' latest superhero to leap from the four-color page to the big screen in an epic fantasy adventure. Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior, is banished from the realm of Asgard and cast down to Earth as punishment for recklessly reigniting an ancient war. Forced to live among humans, he is befriended by a young woman, Jane Foster. But after a dangerous villain from his world unleashes the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth, the hammer-wielding Thor will learn what it takes to be a true hero in order to save mankind.

See Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Kenneth Branagh in an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature clip from 'Thor,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

  • Commentary by director Kenneth Branagh
  • Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant
  • Featurettes
  • Road to the Avengers
  • Deleted Scenes and More

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A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away....

Star Wars: The Complete Saga Box Art

Star Wars: The Complete Saga
What more can be said about Star Wars? George Lucas' epic space fantasy changed cinema and popular culture forever. And now you can revisit entire Saga in high definition. Star Wars makes its Blu-ray debut with a comprehensive nine-disc collection, packed with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, including never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives. The set marks the first time ever that the full six-movie saga is available as one complete collection. But if you're a fan who likes to debate the merits of the original movies versus the prequels, Episodes I-III and IV-VI will also be available as distinct trilogy collections.

See composer John Williams in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus clip from 'Star Wars: The Complete Saga,' available for the first time on Blu-ray:

  • Star Wars Archives
  • Star Warriors
  • A Conversation with the Masters: Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later
  • Star Wars Spoofs
  • Audio Commentaries and More

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New on Blu-ray

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane
Orson Welles' 1941 cinematic masterpiece celebrates its 70th anniversary with an all-new Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray box set. Named #1 in the American Film Institute's list of Best American Movies, the heralded classic chronicles the stormy life of Charles Foster Kane, a powerful newspaper tycoon whose idealism was corrupted as he rose to enormous wealth and power. The story unfolds as a mystery: when Kane dies, a magazine reporter interviews the tycoon's friends and enemies in an effort to uncover the significance of a dying man's cryptic last words: "Rosebud."

See editor Robert Wise in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the 'Citizen Kane' 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • 48-Page Book
  • Collectible Reproductions
  • The Battle Over Citizen Kane
  • RKO 281
  • Audio Commentaries and More

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Hesher Box Art

Loud music. Pornography. Burning stuff to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher brings into the lives of TJ and his father, Paul, when he takes up residence in their garage uninvited. Grief-stricken by the sudden loss of TJ's mother, Paul can't muster the strength to evict the strange squatter, and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher's anarchy shakes the struggling family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more -- in the most unconventional of ways.

See Natalie Portman in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from 'Hesher' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Air Traffic
  • Sketch Gallery

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