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Coraline DVD / Blu-ray News

CoralineIf you missed “>Coraline in theatres you really dropped the ball, man! It’s a true feast for every one of our senses! Don’t beat yourself up too bad though, because on July 21st Universal will be bringing this instant classic home in several different packages on DVD and Blu-ray! What to expect? We’ve got the skinny for ya!

Official Synopsis:
“11-year-old Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) has just moved with her parents (Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) to a new home in Oregon. With no friends and her parents distracted by work, the feisty and adventurous Coraline sets out to find some excitement in her isolated new environment. She is befriended—or, as she sees it, pestered—by a local boy close to her age, Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.) and visits her older neighbors, eccentric British actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible (Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French) as well as the arguably even more eccentric Russian, Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane).

Just as she’s beginning to think her new home is utterly uninteresting, she uncovers a secret door which leads to a parallel existence much like her own life—but much better. The adults, including the solicitous Other Mother (also voiced by Teri Hatcher) welcome her warmly. And Coraline gets far more attention there—even from the mysterious Cat (Keith David). She begins to think that this Other World might be where she truly belongs. But when her wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous, Coraline must summon all her resourcefulness, determination and courage to get back home—and save her real family.”

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF:

• U-CONTROL ON 2-D FEATURE – Universal’s exclusive signature feature allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie. Through picture-in-picture, fans can enhance their understanding of how the movie was made by viewing tours of the sets, animatics and behind-the-scenes moments, including voiceover sessions.

• CREEPY CORALINE – Director and screenwriter Henry Selick and Coraline author Neil Gaiman take fans deeper into the darker intricacies of Coraline’s alternative worlds.

• BD-LIVE – Fans can access exclusive online and interactive features through their Internet connected Blu-rayTM player, including:

• MY SCENES SHARING – Show your BD-LiveTM friends your favorite scenes from the film.

• THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HENRY – In this feature, director Henry Selick discusses his approach to the film adaptation of the award-winning book and what he loves about Coraline.

BONUS FEATURES AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF & THE 2-DISC COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD:

• DELETED SCENES

• THE MAKING OF CORALINE – Director and screenwriter Henry Selick hosts this behind the scenes feature about how this hand-crafted, stop-motion animated film was made.

• VOICING THE CHARACTERS – Coraline’s acclaimed cast and filmmaker Henry Selick talk about their experiences working on the film, including defining the perfect voice for their characters.

• DIGITAL COPY OF CORALINE – Transfer the included digital copy to your iPod, Mac or PC and experience Coraline anywhere, anytime!

BONUS FEATURES AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF, 2-DISC COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD & SINGLE DISC DVD:

• FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR HENRY SELICK & COMPOSER BRUNO COULAIS

Available for a Limited Time Only on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD Featuring 2-D and 3-D Versions of the Movie, Four pairs of 3-D glasses, Plus a Digital Copy of the Film! Don’t miss out! Buy this puppy as soon as it hits stores!

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