Jurassic World Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set Unboxing

Jurassic World Limited Edition Blu-ray Unboxing

Jurassic_World_Unboxing_520x300This is the Ways To watch.com unboxing of the Jurassic World Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray Gift set. This is an enjoyable movie, it brought me back to when I saw the first movie as a kid. I knew would be a big movie, but I did not think it will be the biggest movie of the summer. Here is the Ultra Violet and iTunes sticker. Here is the Jurassic World Logo Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D Gift Set. It has Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and a Digital HD and the obvious 2 Collectible Dinosaurs. It shows everything that comes in the set. A scene from the movie. And suggest that the dinosaurs can be used as book ends. Blu-ray Exclusives and additional Features and more screen shots.

Jurassic World iTunes and Ultraviolet

And I appreciate that you can get both Ultra Violet and iTunes for this digital copy. This great because your digital copy won’t be limited to one platform. On the back their is a scary close up of the Indominus Rex. The rest of the box is all black. Getting it out of the box requires a bit of care. The first thing out of the box is the disc case and the certificate of authenticity. The case feels really solid. The Indominus Rex and T. Rex have some weight. I guess that they need to have weight if they are going to be used as book ends. Now let’s take a look at the blu-ray case. It has the Jurassic World logo. The backing reiterates what comes with this disc set. I don’t know if you can see this, but this can fold out to act as a stand. Here is the digital copy info with more promotional material. Now the case here is metal. It’s a nice touch. It looks like each disc has its own sleeve. With the Indominus getting ready to have a snack. here is the 3d disc. The blu-ray sleeve has Chris Pratt with the pack of velociraptors. here is the blu-ray disc. It has the same backing on the sleeve. And lastly the DVD. It has the opening shot of the Indominus Rex hatching. The DVD has a red covering. The tin case is a nice touch. The Jurassic world logo is embossed. Now to the main event. Here we have Indominus Rex and the T. Rex. The skin has a good level of detail. Look at this detail in the skin and eyes. These are good models. You can put them into interesting poses. Here is a close up of the back of the Indominus. On the base they both have a JW imprint. This has been the WaysToWatch.com unboxing of the Jurassic World Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set.

Samsung BD-HM59C 3D Blu-ray Player Review

Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C Performance


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Buy From Amazon

If you are upgrading from a previous Blu-ray player, the first thing you will notice about the BD-HM59C is its speed. This is one of the fastest Blu-ray players I have reviewed. Blu-ray disc loading is quick; it does not test your patience. What bothered me occasionally was that the Blu-ray player would not respond to the remote control.




Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C Connectivity

Audio and Video

Samsung BD-HM59C Connections
Samsung BD-HM59C Connections

There are only a few connections available on the Samsung BD-HM59C. For video output there is a single HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connector. HDMI carries an audio signal. There is also a coaxial connector. These digital audio connections transmit stereo or up to 7.1 surround sound.

Samsung BD-HM59C Wi-Fi
Samsung BD-HM59C Wi-Fi

Wireless

It comes with Wi-Fi or 802.11 b/g/n. I could confirm that it worked with a 802.11n wireless router, but I have read some reviews that state that the BD-HM59C does not actually support the faster 802.11ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz standard.

LAN 100

When it comes to a consistent connection this one works best. The local area network or LAN port allows you to connect the Blu-ray player directly to you cable or DSL modem.

Samsung BD-HM59C USB
Samsung BD-HM59C USB

USB

There is one USB port on the front. Unlike most Sony Blu-ray players the Samsung Blu-ray BD-M59C includes internal memory. So, you can start using streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, straight out of the box.

Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C Screen Mirroring

Samsung’s “Screen Mirroring” is their implementation of the Miracast standard. Currently, Android and Windows devices support Miracast. Miracast was established largely as a competitor to Apple’s Airplay. Airplay works flawlessly. This is not the case with Miracast. In practice, this standard suffers from having too many cooks in the kitchen. Every company that adopts the standard gives it a unique name and not every Android or Windows device supports Miracast. Conceptually, this feature is great, however it may or may not work well for you.

Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C Streaming channels

Samsung BD-HM59C Popular Streaming Services
Samsung BD-HM59C Popular Streaming Services

First of all, on the box it is stated that the BD-HM59C offers “100+” streaming services. Here is the problem with that statement, I could not find more than 13 streaming services. I looked, but could not find any option to download more services. I made sure to update the software for the Blu-ray player and still only 13 were available. Now, for most people this will not be an issue because the most popular video streaming services are included: Netflix, Vudu, Youtube and Hulu Plus.

After looking around a bit more, I discovered the “100+” streaming services largely reside within the Opera TV Store. Most of the content is not worth listing and some streaming services are outdated. Sony’s Crackle and Amazon’s Instant Video are not available on this player.

Youtube On The Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C

Youtube Pair
Youtube Pair

Watching Youtube on a television is usually a pain, but that is not the case with the BD-HM59C. The feature I am highlighting is not actually a feature of the BD-HM59C itself, but a feature Youtube has made available through many streaming devices. When you launch the Youtube app on the BD-HM59C it gives you a notification to visit Youtube on your tablet or phone and input a code. The code is displayed on your television screen.

Youtube Pair
Youtube Pair
Once you input the code you are able to navigate Youtube on your touch device and watch the video on your television. This is a superior navigation experience when compared to using the included remote.







Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C streaming channels:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • Youtube
  • Pandora
  • Vudu
  • Cinema Now
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • TechCrunch
  • CelebTV
  • Revision3

Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C Value

Blu-ray is Still The Best

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Currently priced at $88.95, the Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C is a quick Blu-ray player with a few quality streaming services. It offers a high quality viewing experience at home.

I own Pacific Rim, the 2013 science fiction mech movie, on Blu-ray and from the Vudu streaming service. Watching this visually arresting movie on Blu-ray is, without question, the best way to watch movies at home. And the BD-HM59C delivers that experience.

Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C Design

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The design of the BD-HM59C is fairly typical with the exception of the curved front right corner. The on-unit controls are on the top within a circle. The display on the front is large and clear.


Blu-ray offers the most Special Features

Blu-ray still, without comparison, offers the most content when it comes to special features, bonus content and extras. iTunes and other streaming services offer extra content with their movies, but rarely do they offer a comparable amount. Blu-ray continues to be the ideal medium for movie fans who want to gain insight into the development and making of a movie.

Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C 3D Playback

The BD-HM59C will play any 3D disc you put into it. Keep in mind that you will also need a 3D television.

The major television manufactures, including Samsung, continue to build 3D televisions even though most consumers and tech reviewers consider 3D a gimmick. 3D on HD does little to improve your home viewing experience. As long as it is perceived by manufacturers to add margins to televisions, those manufacturers will continue to add 3D to their televisions. However, smaller niche brands, like Vizio, are leaving 3D behind.

Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C User Interface

Samsung BD-HM59C Main Interface
Samsung BD-HM59C Main Interface

Samsung’s user interface is uniform and easy to navigate. All apps are laid out using squares and rectangles. Installed apps use the same UI layout but are limited to two rows on the bottom of the screen while the top half of the screen is filled with relevant information and imagery. Visually, it is better than the Netflix layout in iOS, but not necessarily more efficient when browsing.



Samsung Blu-ray BD-HM59C Remote

Samsung BD-HM59C Remote AK59-00149A
Samsung BD-HM59C Remote AK59-00149A

The Samsung AK59-00149A remote has a medium length and a narrow width. The back is curved which complements your hand. The button layout takes some getting used to. Most of the buttons are rectangular and are difficult to distinguish by touch.






Wrap Up

The Samsung BD-HM59C is a great Blu-ray player with mediocre streaming services. If you want a superior viewing experience and only need the most popular streaming services this is a good choice for you.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide

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Fans showed up for Mr. Peabody and Sherman all over the world. Based on characters from the 60s television show, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Mr. Peabody and Sherman was generally well received by critics and well received by audiences. Even though it generated over $260 million in box office receipts, Mr. Peabody and Sherman did not turn a profit for DreamWorks Animation. The film cost $145 million to produce, which makes me wonder how much money was spent on marketing the film. However, it is likely that the film will make a tremendous amount from home video sales.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 24, 2014. This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman On 3D Blu-ray Deluxe Edition

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This includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The price of Mr. Peabody and Sherman is $30.98 from amazon.com. Currently, this has a lower price than the normal 2D Blu-ray disc set.








Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray Special Features

  • Tour of the WABAC Machine – Mr. Peabody, himself, takes us on an in-depth tour of the WABAC machine. He explains what many of the WABAC’s knobs, buttons, and gizmos do. Exactly what is a Pneumatic Dressilator? A hemidemisemiquavatron? And, those windshield wiper controls…how exactly do they help while speeding through the space-time continuum? Mr. Peabody explains it all!
  • Time Travel: Mad Science – We talk to real physicists Kenneth Wharton and Anthony Aguirre to find out if there is any possibility of time travel, and if so, how it would work. We explore the two time travel theories of the Block Universe and the Multi-Verse. We also learn why scientists think only forward time travel is possible, and how Einstein’s Theory of Relativity still determines how scientists imagine the possibilities of time travel.
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Show – See the premiere episode of the original 1959 television show.
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman Segments – Watch five segments from the original television series including Robin Hood, Leonardo Da Vinci, Louis XVI, William Shakespeare, and Ludwig Van Beethoven.
  • History’s Greatest Mysteries – A Dog and his Boy
  • Peabody’s Paw Print on History – We take part in the excitement as Mr. Peabody gets his pawprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Cast members Ty Burrell (voice of Mr. Peabody) and Max Charles (voice of Sherman), join filmmakers Rob Minkoff (director), Alex Schwartz (producer) and Tiffany Ward (executive producer) for the festivities. Also on hand (or paw?) are some of Mr. Peabody’s very famous furry friends, including Lassie, Beethoven, Rin Tin Tin, and a very adorable dog named George Clooney.
  • Time Travel Memory Match game
  • The WABAC Jigsaw Puzzle game
  • Photo Gallery
  • World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films
  • Holiday Favorites – Sneak Peeks

Mr. Peabody and Sherman On Blu-ray

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This includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The price of Mr. Peabody and Sherman is $33.28 from Amazon.com.









Mr. Peabody and Sherman On DVD

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This case only includes the DVD. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD cost $25.98 and comes with the following special features.










Mr. Peabody and Sherman DVD Special Features

  • Tour of the WABAC Machine
  • Time Travel: Mad Science
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films
  • Holiday Favorites – Sneak Peeks

The Target Blu-ray Exclusive of Mr. Peabody and Sherman

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Buy From Target

The Target exclusive of Mr. Peabody and Sherman contains all of the disc and information that the Blu-ray disc set contains plus it comes with Mr. Peabody’s bow tie and glasses at a price of $24.99.










The Walmart Blu-ray Exclusive Mr. Peabody and Sherman

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Buy From Walmart

The Walmart exclusive of Mr. Peabody and Sherman contains all of the disc and information that the Blu-ray disc set contains with the addition of a Mr. Peabody plush toy. This exclusive from Walmart cost $35.08






Mr. Peabody and Sherman From Vudu

Buy From Vudu
Buy From Vudu

Mr. Peabody and Sherman from Vudu cost $14.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. This purchase can play on various devices, such as Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Roku and Android devices. Mr. Peabody and Sherman from Vudu does not come with any extras.









Mr. Peabody and Sherman From iTunes

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Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers Mr. Peabody and Sherman for $14.99, and comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Mr. Peabody and Sherman from iTunes does not come with any extras.
This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase.










Mr. Peabody and Sherman From Amazon Instant

Buy From Amazon Instant

Mr. Peabody and Sherman from Amazon Instant cost $14.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. This purchase does not come with any extras. This purchase can play on various devices. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs Amazon Fire TV and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.




Wrap Up

For most parents and fans of computer animated films, Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a must have. The film brings a fresh take on established cartoon characters. As is often the case, the Blu-ray options come with great extras and the Blu-ray exclusives offer appealing toys.


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X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is the most ambitious film in the X-Men series. That ambition has paid off. When considering worldwide ticket sales, it is the most successful of all of the X-Men films. The sequel to this film has already been announced. X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in May of 2016. X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14, 2014. This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Amazon Exclusive

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This Amazon exclusive includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc and digital copy. This disc set comes with a Magneto helmet and an exclusive box. It does not include a DVD. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. The price of X-Men: Days of Future Past Amazon exclusive is $69.99. All of the special features are located under the 3D Blu-ray listing.



X-Men: Days of Future Past On 3D Blu-ray

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This includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc and digital copy. It does not include a DVD. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. The price of X-Men: Days of Future Past is $27.99 from Amazon.com.







X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer
  • Gag Reel
  • Kitchen Sequence
  • Classification: M
  • X-Men: Reunited
  • Double Take: Xavier & Magneto
  • Sentinels: For A Secure Future
  • Gallery: Trask Industries
  • Second Screen App
  • Theatrical Trailers


X-Men: Days of Future Past On Blu-ray

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This includes a Blu-ray disc and digital copy. It does not include a DVD. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. The price of X-Men: Days of Future Past is $22.99 from Amazon.com.







X-Men: Days of Future Past On DVD

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This case only includes the DVD. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD comes with a digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The DVD cost $18.99. The DVD comes with the following special features:







X-Men: Days of Future Past DVD Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer
  • Gag Reel
  • Kitchen Sequence
  • Classification: M
  • X-Men: Reunited
  • Double Take: Xavier & Magneto
  • Sentinels: For A Secure Future
  • Gallery: Trask Industries
  • Second Screen App
  • Theatrical Trailers

The Target Blu-ray Exclusive of X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Buy From Target

The Target exclusive of X-Men: Days of Future Past contains all of the disc and information that the Blu-ray disc set contains plus it comes in a MetalPak case at a price of $24.99.












X-Men: Days of Future Past From Vudu

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Buy From Vudu

X-Men: Days of Future Past from Vudu cost $14.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. This purchase can play on various devices, such as Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Roku and Android devices. X-Men: Days of Future Past from Vudu does not come with any extras.











X-Men: Days of Future Past From iTunes

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Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers X-Men: Days of Future Past for $14.99. The movie comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. X-Men: Days of Future Past from iTunes does not come with any extras.
This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase.











X-Men: Days of Future Past From Amazon Instant

Buy From Amazon Instant

X-Men: Days of Future Past from Amazon Instant cost $14.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. X-Men: Days of Future Past from Amazon Instant does not come with any extras. This purchase can play on various devices. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.




Wrap Up

X-Men: Days of Future Past is a must have for any fan of the X-Men. I wish the Magneto helmet was life size. Even if it is not, the disc set looks cool. I am still waiting for them to figure out how they can produce The X-men vs. The Avenger.



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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide

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At the writing of this article, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the number one movie of 2014. It recently passed The LEGO Movie to become number one. I loved this movie. Amongst the movies in Marvel’s Phase II, I rank Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the top 2. It is a toss up between this movie and The Avengers for the best one. When I read a review stating that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the best Avengers movie I really doubted that it would deliver. After seeing it in the theater I was amazed at how good it was. It is so much better than Captain America: The First Avenger.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9, 2014. This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier On 3D Blu-ray

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Buy From Target

This includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet or iTunes. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround sound. The price of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is $32.99 from Target.com. They are charging a $10 premium for 3D. This a greater than normal price difference between 3D and regular Blu-ray.



Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Special Features

  • Making-of Featurettes
  • Audio Commentary
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • And More…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier On Blu-ray

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Buy From Target

This includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet or iTunes. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround sound. The price of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is $22.99 from Target.com.





Captain America: The Winter Soldier On DVD

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Buy From Target

This case only includes the DVD. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD comes with a digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The DVD cost is $19.99 from Target.com. The DVD comes with the following special features.






Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD Special Features

  • Making-of Featurettes
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Best Buy Blu-ray Exclusive

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Link Coming Soon

The Best Buy exclusive of Captain America: The Winter Soldier includes the disc and the digital copy that the normal Blu-ray disc set has plus it comes encased in a Steelbook. Pricing for this item has not been released.







Captain America: The Winter Soldier From Vudu

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Buy From Vudu

Captain America: The Winter Soldier from Vudu cost $22.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. This purchase can play on various devices, such as Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Roku and Android devices. Captain America: The Winter Soldier from Vudu does not come with any extras.






Captain America: The Winter Soldier From iTunes

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Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers Captain America: The Winter Soldier for $19.99. Captain America: The Winter Soldier from iTunes comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Captain America: The Winter Soldier from iTunes is not currently listing any extras. This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase.






Captain America: The Winter Soldier From Amazon Instant

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier from Amazon Instant cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. Captain America: The Winter Soldier from Amazon Instant does not come with any extras. This purchase can play on various devices. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs Amazon Fire TV and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.



Wrap Up

Everyone I’ve talked to about this movie loved it. When I mention that it is on par with The Avengers, the same people scoff. Their response seems to come from some odd reverence for The Avengers. And when I say it was better than all of the Iron Man movies then some people lose it. What do you think? Where would you rank Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?



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Rio 2 Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide

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In the world of computer animation, Pixar is still king. Pixar is a household name that audiences associate with a good movie theater experience. But Pixar is not the only animation studio that is consistently producing box office hits. Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, Blue Sky Studios continues to deliver movies that audiences love. They produced all of the Ice Age movies, Epic, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! and in 2015 they will release Peanuts. Their string of hits continue with Rio 2 Globally, Rio 2 had a huge box office audience, with over 60% of its revenue coming from overseas.

Rio 2 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 15, 2014. This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

Rio 2 On 3D Blu-ray Deluxe Edition

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This Deluxe Edition includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The price of Rio 2 is $26.99 from Amazon.com. The full list of special features is below the Rio 2 on Blu-ray listing below.



Rio 2 On Blu-ray

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This includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc displays the film in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The price of Rio 2 is $22.99 from Amazon.com.The Blu-ray comes with the following special features.






Rio 2 Blu-ray Special Features

  • Deleted Scene – Practice
  • Rio Refresher
  • Boom, Shake, Snap: The Local Sounds of Brazil
  • Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
  • Music, Dance, Sing-Along Machine
  • “What is Love?” Music Video by Janelle Monáe
  • “I Will Survive” Multi-Language Sequence
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

Rio 2 On DVD

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This case only includes the DVD. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD comes with a digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The DVD cost $18.99. The DVD comes with the following special features.






Rio 2 DVD Special Features

  • Rio Refresher
  • Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
  • “What is Love?” Music Video by Janelle Monáe
  • “I Will Survive” Multi-Language Sequence
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

The Target Blu-ray Exclusive of Rio 2

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The Target exclusive of Rio 2 contains all of the disc and information that the Blu-ray disc set contains plus it includes a bonus plush toy of Blu. . . It cost $22.99.






The Walmart Blu-ray Exclusive Rio 2

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Buy From Walmart

The Walmart exclusive of Rio 2 contains all of the disc and information that the Blu-ray disc set contains plus it comes with a Rio 2 branded light-up, sound-activated slap band. It cost $24.96.






Rio 2 From iTunes

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Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers Rio 2 for $14.99. Rio 2 from iTunes comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. With this purchase you will get a few extras.
This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase.




Rio 2 iTunes Extras

  • Rio Refresher
  • Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
  • “I Will Survive” Multi-Language Sequence
  • “What is Love?” Music Video by Janelle Monáe
  • Image Gallery

Rio 2 From Amazon Instant

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Rio 2 from Amazon Instant cost $13.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. Rio 2 from Amazon Instant does not come with any extras.
This purchase can play on various devices. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.



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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide


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I am not totally sure why there was so much negative press around this movie, but I enjoyed it. Sure, there were a few corny moments. Well, actually, Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) was not a highlight. But, then again, I am a fan of all things Spider-Man so I am biased and willing to overlook its shortcomings and appreciate its strong points. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does a great job of drawing you in emotionally. While watching the movie you care about what happens to Peter Parker and the characters to whom he is connected. This movie definitely leaves you feeling intense emotions.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray and DVD will be released on August 19,2014. This buyer’s guide will be continually updated as more information becomes available.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 On 3D Blu-ray

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This includes a 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. This option is can be pre-ordered for $27.99 from Amazon.com.







The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with filmmakers
  • The Wages of Heroism: Making the Amazing Spider-Man 2:
    • Bolt From the Blue: Visual Effects
    • Lessons Learned: Development and Direction
    • Spidey Gets His Groove Back: Music and Editing
    • Triple Threat: Attack of the Villians
    • Heart of the City: Shooting in New York
    • The Music of Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Marc Webb
    • A More Dangerous World: Transforming Electro and Goblin
  • Alicia Keys: ‘It’s On Again’ Music Video
  • 12 Deleted/Extended Scenes with optional commentary from director Marc Webb

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 On Blu-ray

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This includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. This option is can be pre-ordered for $29.49 from Amazon.com.








The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with filmmakers
  • The Wages of Heroism: Making the Amazing Spider-Man 2:
    • Bolt From the Blue: Visual Effects
    • Lessons Learned: Development and Direction
    • Spidey Gets His Groove Back: Music and Editing
    • Triple Threat: Attack of the Villians
    • Heart of the City: Shooting in New York
    • The Music of Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Marc Webb
    • A More Dangerous World: Transforming Electro and Goblin
  • Alicia Keys: ‘It’s On Again’ Music Video
  • 12 Deleted/Extended Scenes with optional commentary from director Marc Webb

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 On DVD

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The DVD is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD comes with a digital copy and it can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The DVD cost $19.99 and it can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com.








The Amazing Spider-Man 2 DVD Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with filmmakers
  • Alicia Keys: ‘It’s On Again’ Music Video
  • 4 Deleted/Extended Scenes with optional commentary from director Marc Webb

Target Blu-ray Exclusive of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Buy From Target

The Target exclusive of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 contains all of the disc and information that the 2D Blu-ray disc set contains plus it comes with a bonus disc. You can pre-order this disc set for $25.99.






Walmart Blu-ray Exclusive Pre-order of The Amazing Spider-Man 2


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Buy From Walmart

Walmart is offering a pre-order exclusive of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With this purchase you will get a copy of the Blu-ray disc set mailed to your home. This is a Limited Edition pre-order and it includes 3 collectible foil movie posters, up to $10 movie ticket to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters and a Sneek Peek of the movie. It cost $29.96.






The Walmart Blu-ray Exclusive of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Buy From Walmart

The Walmart exclusive of Movie contains all of the disc and information that the Blu-ray disc set contains plus it includes a Vaultz Pencil box. This is clearly a disc set aimed at the back-to-school crowd. It cost $24.96.






The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Amazon Blu-ray Exclusive

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The Amazon exclusive of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 contains all of the disc and information that the 3D Blu-ray disc set contains. So far, the big selling point for this exclusive is that it comes in an Electro bust. Ordering it now, will cost $99.99.






The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Best Buy Blu-ray Exclusive

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Buy From Best Buy

The Best Buy exclusive of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 contains all of the disc and information that the 3D Blu-ray disc set contains plus it comes with a comic book. There are not any details yet regarding the comic. It cost $24.99.








The Amazing Spider-Man 2 From iTunes

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Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for $17.99. This film comes in 1080p video. Other than pricing and resolution, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from iTunes has no other details available.








The Amazing Spider-Man 2 From Amazon Instant

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Amazon Instant cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. Information regarding extras for this movie is not currently available. This purchase can play on various devices. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.




The Amazing Spider-Man 2 From Vudu

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Buy From Vudu

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Vudu cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. This purchase can play on various devices, such as Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Roku and Android devices. With this purchase you will get a few extras.






The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Vudu Special Features

  • Enemies Unite
  • Location: NTC


Wrap Up

Like I mentioned earlier, this is a great movie. I will update this buyer’s guide as more information is released.


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The Lego Movie Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide


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I did not totally know what to expect from a movie about interlocking blocks. Like most people, I played with Legos as a kid and had fond memories of the brand, but I could not conceive of how a movie would be developed based on the toy. Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote a fantastic script, and The Lego Movie was a surprise hit. It made over $440 million worldwide. It has scores of 96% and 82 from Rottentomatoes and Metacritic, respectively. I enjoyed this movie in the theater, it was unlike anything I’ve seen before. It is a must-have for any family with young children. Well, actually, it is a fun movie for anyone to have.

The Lego Movie will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 17th. This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

The Lego Movie Blu-ray Everything Is Awesome Edition

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This includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. This disc set also includes a 3D Emmet photo and a Vitrusius Lego minifigure. The price of the The Lego Movie Blu-ray Everything Is Awesome Edition is $39.96 from Amazon.com.





The Lego Movie Everything Is Awesome Edition Special Features

  • Feature commentary
  • Batman: A True Artist
  • Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops
  • Enter the Ninjago
  • Bringing LEGO® to Life
  • “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along
  • See it! Build it!
  • Stories from the Story Team
  • Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions
  • Outtakes
  • Additional Promotional Content
  • Alleyway Test
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Dream Job: Meet The Lego® Builders



The Lego Movie On Blu-ray

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This includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The price of this movie is $24.99 from Amazon.com.






The Lego Movie on Blu-ray Special Features

  • Feature commentary
  • Batman: A True Artist
  • Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops
  • Enter the Ninjago
  • Bringing LEGO® to Life
  • “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along
  • See it! Build it!
  • Stories from the Story Team
  • Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions
  • Outtakes
  • Additional Promotional Content
  • Alleyway Test
  • Deleted Scenes



The Lego Movie On DVD

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This case includes two DVDs. The second DVD contains numerous special features. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD comes with a digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The DVD cost $14.96 and comes with the following special features:





The Lego Movie DVD Special Features

  • Feature commentary
  • Batman: A True Artist
  • Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops
  • Enter the Ninjago
  • Bringing LEGO® to Life
  • “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along
  • See it! Build it!
  • Stories from the Story Team
  • Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions
  • Outtakes
  • Additional Promotional Content
  • Alleyway Test
  • Deleted Scenes



The Target Blu-ray Exclusive of The Lego Movie

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Buy From Target

The Target exclusive of The Lego Movie contains all of the disc and information that the Blu-ray disc set contains plus it comes with a unique cover and a “Meet the Character” children’s book. It cost $29.99.







The Lego Movie From Vudu

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Buy From Vudu

The Lego Movie from Vudu cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. This purchase can play on various devices, such as Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Roku and Android devices.







The Lego Movie From iTunes

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Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers The Lego Movie for $19.99. The Lego Movie from iTunes comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase.









The Lego Movie From Amazon Instant

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The Lego Movie from Amazon Instant cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. The Lego Movie from Amazon Instant does not come with any extras. This purchase can play on various devices. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.





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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide


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The world Tolkien created is deeply loved by millions of fans all over the world. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is another great film produced by Peter Jackson. This film was visually spectacular, and now the time has come to bring it home.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 8th. This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug On 3D Blu-ray

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This includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, 3 Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. The price of this movie is $27.99 from Amazon.com. This purchase includes the following special features:






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Special Features

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit
  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work
  • Production Videos
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2
  • “I See Fire” Music Video

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray Disc Set

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray disc set includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends. Five disc come with this set: a 3D Blu-ray disc, 3 Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The price of this set is $79.99 from Amazon.com. There will only be 25,000 made, so it may be wise to pre-order this one.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug On Blu-ray

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This includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. This disc set comes with all of the extras included with the 3D Blu-ray disc set. The price of this movie is $22.99 from Amazon.com.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug On DVD

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This case only includes two DVDs. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD comes with a digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The DVD cost $18.99. The DVD comes with the following special features.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD Special Features

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit
  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work
  • Production Videos
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2
  • “I See Fire” Music Video

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Vudu

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Vudu is offering 2D and 3D versions of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Both versions come with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and 3 bonus features. When you buy the 3D version you get the 2D version as well. The 3D bundle cost $31.99. The 2D version alone cost $19.99.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Vudu Special Features

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit
  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From iTunes

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Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for $19.99. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from iTunes comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. iTunes is not currently listing any extras.This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase.








The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Target Ticket

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Buy From Target Ticket

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Target Ticket cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. With this purchase you will get a few extras. However, the extras are not listed. This purchase can play on various devices. This purchase can be played through Smart TVs, Xbox 360, iOS devices and Android devices.








The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Cinema Now

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Buy From Cinema Now

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Cinema Now cost $22.00. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Cinema Now does not come with any extras. This purchase can be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, PCs, Roku and Android devices.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Amazon Instant

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Amazon Instant cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound.
With this purchase you will get a bonus features. Unfortunately, Amazon does not list the included bonus features. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Google Play

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Buy From Google Play

Movie from Google Play cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Google Play does not come with any extras. It can be played through Chrome and Android device, some Smart TVs, Macs and PCs. Recently, Google announced the Google Play app for iOS. After installing the Google Play app from the Apple App Store, you can watch movies from Google Play on iOS devices.





Wrap Up

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a fun movie to have and a must-have for any fan of Tolkien’s world. I am sure many fans will hold out for the extended version, but the Limited Edition disc set is pretty tempting.



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