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article imageMatthew McConaughey + Channing Tatum strip away at 'Magic Mike' Special

By Earl Dittman     Oct 26, 2012 in Entertainment
In discussing Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh's romantic comedy about the world of male strippers, Matthew recalls what it was like going nearly-nude for the cameras, and Channing, a former stripper himself, recounts the origins of 'Magic Mike.'
"Out of all the things I've had to do for my movies having to strip and dance onstage was one of the larger leaps of faith I've ever made," jokingly admits Texas-born actor Matthew McConaughey about having to completely disrobe and gyrate for an over-stimulated group of women in Magic Mike, the Steven Soderbergh-directed romantic comedy set in a male strip club. "Before going out on stage to dance for the first time, I was very, very nervous. Even if I wasn’t taking my clothes off, I’d be nervous. But knowing I had to strip down was completely nerve-wracking. After doing it once, though, I wanted to get up there and do it again and again...it was a heck of a lot of fun," he says with a huge grin.
Matthew McConaughey bares it all (almost) in  Magic Mike
Matthew McConaughey bares it all (almost) in 'Magic Mike'
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In Magic Mike (now available in a Blu-ray Combo Pack and for Digital Download), McConaughey portrays Dallas, the owner, emcee and part-time dancer at the fictional Tampa-based Club Xquisite – a ladies' nite club that features a riotous, temperature-rising all-male dance revue. McConaughey – who has starred in such diverse hit films as The Wedding Planner, A Time To Kill, Sahara and We Are Marshall – has long been considered one of Hollywood's top male sex symbols. But, the legendary "hunk" confesses that before filming began, he started to have second thoughts about the role and was more than a tad worried about displaying his practically naked, chiseled, muscular, 42-year-old body in a major motion picture for the whole world to see. “It’s one thing to do a movie and go shirtless from time to time, but taking it all off, expect for basically a thong, is a whole different animal,” McConaughey admits.
Matthew McConaughey portrays Dallas in  Magic Mike
Matthew McConaughey portrays Dallas in 'Magic Mike'
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However, it was only after he received a blessing from – his then, incredibly supportive longtime fiancée and father of his two young children – model Camilla Alves, assuring Matthew she was fine with him baring his buns for cinematic posterity, that McConaughey allowed himself to relax. “Heck, she’s the one who gave me a big thumbs up and said, ‘Go for it, baby!’,” he fondly remembers about Alves' stamp of approval. “My wife (the pair finally tied the knot in early June) even showed up for my first stripping scene, and she wasn’t jealous at all. I think Camilla even helped to get the gals in the club even more excited.”
Matthew McConaughey in  Magic Mike
Matthew McConaughey in 'Magic Mike'
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McConaughey performed his initial stripping scene in front of a group 300 wildly enthusiastic, screaming female extras. While filming his almost X-rated dance routine, the overzealous group of gals that he bumped and grinded for began grabbing at his nearly-nude body and almost tore off his tiny g-string. “Luckily, I’m in good shape, so I’m quick, and I can duck and roll,” he says laughingly about nearly having his manhood exposed. “The women in the strip club audience scenes went crazy during the dances.” Surprisingly, the general mood among the dollar bill-tucking female extras changed dramatically once the scene was done and in the can – going from ravenous to maternal. “When I finished, they became motherly when Steven (Soderbergh) yelled ‘Cut,’” he continues. “That’s when they calmed down, and I could hear them saying, ‘That was a good one. You did great with that one move. Do you need to sit down? Do you need a bottle of water?’ It was wild.”
Channing Tatum as Mike in  Magic Mike
Channing Tatum as Mike in 'Magic Mike'
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Of course, McConaughey’s crazed experience was all too familiar to his costar, Channing Tatum, who also co-produced Magic Mike, which is very loosely based on Tatum’s pre-leading man days as a male dancer. “Look, I was a stripper, so I know, firsthand, how crazy it can get when you have a group of drunk or tipsy woman sticking money down your crotch – believe me, anything can happen,” Tatum says with a chuckle.
Channing Tatum takes centerstage as Mike in  Magic Mike
Channing Tatum takes centerstage as Mike in 'Magic Mike'
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A one-time print model (Dolce & Gabbana, Abercrombie & Fitch, Giorgio Armani) and commercial actor (Pepsi, Mountain Dew), Channing Tatum – who has shot to seemingly overnight stardom with his roles in box office moneymakers like The Vow, 21 Jump Street, Dear John and Step Up – has no regrets about the time he spent on dance club stages, ripping off his clothes and grooving to the music for grateful women begging for his attention (and body). “I’m not at all ashamed of having been a stripper,” Tatum proudly admits. “I mean, everybody knows somebody or has been that person who has asked themselves, ’What do I do now that I’ve finished high school or college?’ Usually, like me, you have a dream that you are working towards, but you have to do other jobs to get to this dream.
Tatum in a dance sequence from  Magic Mike
Tatum in a dance sequence from 'Magic Mike'
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“I was 18 years old, and I worked three jobs and stripping was just one of them,” he continues. “I really enjoyed performing. It was my first performing job, and I really liked to dance, but I didn’t really love taking the clothes off. That whole world was a very dark world, we didn’t even scratch the surface of how dark it can get and how slippery a slope it can be. I finally got out, and I kept working in clubs. But, I just put on shows at one nightclub, and I didn’t get naked. For me, stripping was a means to an end. It got me to where I am today, so I have certainly have no regrets about those days.”
Tatum + McConaughey in a scene from  Magic Mike
Tatum + McConaughey in a scene from 'Magic Mike'
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Not all male strippers are as lucky as Tatum, though, and the 32-year-old, Alabama-born actor is all too familiar with their heartbreaking tales of woe. “I knew a lot of guys who kind of fell into dancing, they had fun and made a lot of money, but years ticked on while the party was happening," he reveals. "Then, seven years later, they look at themselves in the mirror and go, ‘I don’t have much to show for all of it, I’m not any closer to my dream. I got sidetracked. What do I do now?‘ Believe me, that happens to a lot of people in that business. I wasn’t going to let my dreams slip through my fingers, so I knew when it was time to move on from stripping.”
Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum in  Magic Mike
Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike'
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Tatum says he’s never tried to hide his stripper past from anyone, not even his wife of three years, actress Jenna Dewan, whom he met on the set of Step Up. “My wife married a stripper, so she knew what she was getting into,” he adds with a huge grin. “She made truth and complete honesty a prerequisite for our marriage. That was fine with me, because I had no problem telling her about my stripping. She’s always been cool with it. She even loves the fact that they made a movie about it.”
Steven Soderbergh directs  the guys  of Club Xquisite in  Magic Mike
Steven Soderbergh directs "the guys" of Club Xquisite in 'Magic Mike'
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Tatum had been thinking about a making a motion picture like Magic Mike even before making his first feature film, Coach Carter. Having been a male dancer, Tatum instinctively felt there was real box office potential in a unique, funny and entertaining movie set in the world of male strippers. It was only after Tatum casually mentioned his idea for a film about his former profession to Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, the Oceans 11 trilogy, Erin Brockovich) that it became more than simply wishful thinking. “After I told Steven all about it, he was like, ‘Let’s do it,’” Tatum recalls. “That’s how Magic Mike came to be.”
Channing Tatum as Mike in  Magic Mike
Channing Tatum as Mike in 'Magic Mike'
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Shortly before our mid-June 2012 interview, just a week before its North American theatrical release – two former male strippers who had worked with Channing, when he was just starting out as a fifty-dollar a night dancer at a Florida club, told the gossip news show TMZ that he had allegedly stolen their life stories for the plot of Magic Mike. Channing denies he borrowed anything from his old pals and insists the film is neither biographical or autobiographical. "Those guys have been trying to make money off of me since I got into this business," he says about his former stripping coworkers. "They tried to sell video of me, that, thank God, Steven Soderbergh saw (on YouTube), and we made a movie about it. I don’t want to say anything bad about them, because they're part of the reason why I think this world is so interesting. They're very interesting, intriguing and bizarre characters, and I'm thankful for weird people out there. You should watch their YouTube videos -- it’s entertaining.
McConaughey as Dallas in  Magic Mike
McConaughey as Dallas in 'Magic Mike'
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"Honestly, there's nothing that's factual in this whole movie other than that I was an 18-year-old kid and went into this world, and I dropped out of college from playing football and was living on my sister's couch," he continues. "There's not one character that I took from my real life, this is just a world that I went into, and I had a perspective on. We created everything from a fictional place."
Pettyfer  McConaughey + Tatum are front and center in a dance sequence from  Magic Mike
Pettyfer, McConaughey + Tatum are front and center in a dance sequence from 'Magic Mike'
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In the seductive romantic comedy, Channing Tatum portrays Magic Mike, an entrepreneur with many talents and loads of charm. Mike spends his days pursuing the American dream, from roofing houses to designing furniture. But at night, he’s just magic. The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and over-the-top dance moves. Just as another summer begins to heat up, he takes a young dancer (Alex Pettyfer, I Am Number Four) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women and making easy money. During this time, an intriguing new woman (Cody Horn, End Of Watch) enters his life, causing Mike to think twice about his future as a dancer. The ensemble cast of Magic Mile also includes the dancing and stripping talents of Matt Bomer (White Collar), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Kevin Nash (The Longest Yard), Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) and Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-Up Revolution).
The male dancers of Club Xquisite perform a military strip number in  Magic Mike
The male dancers of Club Xquisite perform a military strip number in 'Magic Mike'
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Enduring exhaustive months of dance and movement training, in addition to constant, countless choreography lessons, Tatum says that his costars who portray his co-dancers at Club Xquisite expertly mastered how to move and gyrate like real-life male strippers. “I’m really proud of them, and I respect these guys for jumping into the throng with both feet,” Tatum beams. “I’ve done it before, but I can’t image what it was like for these guys. Luckily, everyone just committed and went for it. I wish we had had time in the movie to show everyone’s dance numbers, because everyone worked so hard on them. I mean, it’s a humbling thing to be left with very little to the imagination when you are in front of 300 screaming women.”
Steven Soderbergh directs Tatum in a scene from  Magic Mike
Steven Soderbergh directs Tatum in a scene from 'Magic Mike'
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Thanks to the magic of Blu-ray, fans of Magic Mike can now see every actor’s full dance routines they performed for the film, in their entirety, in the Special Features section of the Blu-ray Combo Pack for the film. Since only snippets of each number were used in the final theatrical release of Magic Mike, director Steven Soderbergh felt that McConaughey, Bomer, Manganiello, Pettyfer, Nash, Rodriguez and Iglesias deserved to have their exquisite dancing and stripping skills see the light of day. Soderbergh, however, does warn that these sequences, played back to back, may not be everyone’s cup of tea – especially for meek and prude viewers. “All the guys worked really, really hard on this film, so I wanted everyone to be able to see what all they did,” Soderbergh says of the Blu-ray special feature.
Matt Bomer (with Alex Pettyfer) leads a stripping dance number in  Magic Mike
Matt Bomer (with Alex Pettyfer) leads a stripping dance number in 'Magic Mike'
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“We edited together the full-length versions of all the routines and some people found them pretty disturbing,” the Academy Award-winner added. “Initially, we sent them to the studio and the lady there said, 'I really like these a lot, but it’s not for men. Actually, it made me really uncomfortable to watch them.’ To watch them all, back to back, some people can't handle it, but most of the fans of the movie will probably love them. At least, I hope so.”
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"I think some people will not be into the back-to-back dance sequences, because they all end the same way, with pelvic gyrations – they start clothed and end naked – there is not any cool editing happening, it's just good old raw dancing," McConaughey interjects. "Everyone is really great in their own dance numbers. I'm really impressed with how hard everyone worked to make it look so real – and so easy. It wasn't. I'm just glad I got through mine dance numbers without looking silly or like an amateur. I had fun doing this movie, and I'm confident people will have fun with it, too."
Magic Mike Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Download) Bonus Features: Extended Dance Scenes – Watch full-length dance scenes too hot for theaters; Dance Play Mode – Play all dance sequences back to back; and "Backstage on Magic Mike" – From manscaping to hip shaking, Tatum exposes the finer details of being a male stripper and the transformation of his costars McConaughey, Bomer and Manganiello went through in order to perfect the art of taking off their clothes. ON THE NET: To view the trailer, photos, bios and more, head to the Official Magic Mike Site @ http://magicmikemovie.warnerbros.com
ALSO AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY + DVD:
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The Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
"The Number One Sci-Fi Film of all time" is now available in an all new 4-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet 30th Anniversary commemorative gift set. The illustrious re-release Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007) is included in this stunning, collectible set on Blu-ray, DVD and a UV copy. In 2007, twenty-five years after the initial release of Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott used archival footage to re-create his original vision for the sci-fi classic with The Final Cut. Based on a story by Philip K. Dick, the film is set in Los Angeles in 2019. Earth has become a polluted and miserable dystopia, and many people have fled to live "Off World" on other planets. This dreary vision of the future features replicants: lifelike robots built as slaves for human use. When a replicant escapes his owner, a "blade runner" is called in to hunt him down and kill him. Enter Harrison Ford as the retired blade runner Rick Deckard. He is pulled out of retirement to help catch four escaped replicants: Batty (Rutger Hauer), Leon (Brion James), Pris (Darryl Hannah), and Zhora (Joanna Cassidy.) Despite his distaste for the job, Deckard is soon hot on their heels, tracking them down one by one through the over-crowded, crumbling city streets. In the midst of his hunt, Deckard becomes involved with a beautiful replicant named Rachael (Sean Young). Rachel has fled her owner, and Deckard rightfully should kill her. However, the two fall in love, and after some startling revelations, they are both soon on the run from the very authorities that once employed Deckard. The Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition includes all five Blade Runner feature film versions - The Final Cut, '92 Director's Cut, Domestic and International Theatrical versions and the rare Work Print.
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The Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition Bonus Features: The gift set features an all new, numbered concept spinner car designed by visual futurist Syd Mead; a special action Lenticular; a 72-page Production Art book with a photo gallery of newly discovered Ridley Scott sketches, poster art and photos from the set and 10+ hours of bonus content from the critically acclaimed Ultimate Collector's Edition. ON THE NET: To purchase a copy of The Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition go to the Official WB Shop Site @ http://bit.ly/BladeRunner30th * Visit the Official Warner Bros. Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/BRunnerMovie* Watch the trailer @ http://youtu.be/iYhJ7Mf2Oxs * View classic scenes from Blade Runner including "Benefit or Hazard" @ http://youtu.be/y5ZxieE1D-A - "Tortoise? What's That" @ http://youtu.be/clFMwObyst4 - "I Want More Life, Father" @ http://youtu.be/TNpruC1ncko - "Deckard vs. Pris" @ http://youtu.be/O0Novumg14E and "Tears In The Rain" @ http://youtu.be/jvFYgELj2X0
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Fox
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
A citizen by day and a hunter by night, this action-packed film with cutting-edge visual effects shows the Lincoln you know – with one additional quality of which you were unaware….until now. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of Abraham Lincoln before he became President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (Dark Shadows) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead. Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Rufus Sewell (The Tourist). 3-Disc Blu-ray 3D & 2-Disc Blu-ray Bonus Features: "The Great Calamity Graphic Novel"; Audio Commentary with Writer Seth Grahame-Smith; "The Making of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"; "Dark Secrets: Book to Screen"; On the Set: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"; "Vampire Hunting: Fight Choreography"; "The Art of Transformation: Make-Up Effects"; "A Visual Feast: Timur Bekmambetov’s Visual Style" and the “Powerless” music video by Linkin Park. ON THE NET: Watch the Official Trailer #1 @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=34x6m-ahGIo and Official Trailer #2 @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZp7eBStN1U * Connect with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter on the film's Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/vampirehunter * Experience the carnage in visionary filmmaker, Timur Bekmambetov’s, graphic novel storyboards for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: The Motion Comic @ www.abelincolnvampirehunter.com
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Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley lead an all-star cast in this clever and heartwarming comedy that explores the crazy things people do when humanity's last days are at hand. Set in a too-near future, two neighbors, Dodge (Carell) and Penny (Knightley), react in their own unique ways to the announcement that a 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to the Earth. He wants to return to his first love. She just wants to get back to her family. As the unlikely companions' respective journeys converge, their outlooks – if not the world's – brighten in surprising and hilarious ways. The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World also stars Melanie Lynskey, Derek Luke, William Petersen, Adam Brody, Mark Moses, Roger Aaron Brown and Brad Morris. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Bonus Features: Outtakes; Feature Commentary with Scafaria, her mother Gail Scafaria, producer Joy Gorman Wettels, Oswalt and Adam Brody; "A Look Inside Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World" - Go inside the scenes with Carell, Knightley, Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt and writer/director Lorene Scafaria; "Music For The End Of The World: What's On Your Playlist?" - Carell, Knightley, Oswalt and others stars from the movie discuss what songs they'd want to hear when the world ends; and Feature Commentary with Scafaria, her mother Gail Scafaria, producer Joy Gorman Wettels, Oswalt and Adam Brody. ON THE NET: Head to the Official Focus Features Site @ www.focusfeatures.com/seeking_a_friend_for_the_end_of_the_world * View the Official Trailer #1 @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=T43InzvBm-k
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Upstairs Downstairs: Season Two
One of the most beloved television series of all time returns for a second season in this exquisite new production starring Keeley Hawes (MI-5, Life on Mars), Ed Stoppard (Brideshead Revisited), Claire Foy (Little Dorrit), and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER). It is now 1938, and 165 Eaton Place has become a well established and thriving household in the heart of London; Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam’s family is complete with the addition of two small children, yet below the surface of a well-run household, both upstairs and downstairs are harboring life-changing secrets. London faces tumultuous times with the threat of the World War II looming and later impacting everyday life, and while romance, heartbreak and revelations engulf the household, its inhabitants discover that the real threat to 165 Eaton Place is much closer to home. DVD Bonus Feature: Cast and crew interviews. ON THE NET: Visit the Official PBS Site for Upstairs Downstairs @ www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/upstairs-downstairs or check out the Official BBC U.K. Site @ www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12417167
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Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Early Cases Collection
The first six series of Agatha Christie’s beloved mysteries have been packaged in a value-priced collector’s edition that contains 45 mysteries remastered and in original U.K. broadcast order. Seen on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery! and A&E, David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie’s mustachioed mystery-solver as a “near-perfect Poirot." Brimming with opulent 1930s period details, these lavish adaptations look better than ever. Agatha Christie’s Poirot has aired on ITV1 in the U.K. since 1989 and on PBS and A&E in the U.S. The 13-disc Blu-ray and 18-disc DVD sets include all 45 mysteries from Series 1-6, now with SDH subtitles and collectible foil packaging. ON THE NET: Visit The Official Agatha Christie website and find out all about the world's best-selling author, play games, search her stories and chat to other Christie fans @ www.agathachristie.com/.../detectives-and-sidekicks/poirot * Watch episodes & video clips, read the latest Agatha Christie's Poirot episode guides & recaps, fan reviews, news, and much more @ www.tv.com/shows/agatha-christies-poirot * To view a Poirot trailer and to purchase this collection or any of the other Poirot series Blu-rays and DVDs, go to Acorn Online @ http://acornonline.com/agatha-christies-poirot/p/agatha-chrsities-poirot/
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The Duchess Of Duke Street Complete Collection
A value-priced collector’s set of the beloved BBC series seen in the United States on Masterpiece Theatre, The Duchess Of Duke Street was created by Emmy-winner John Hawkesworth (Upstairs, Downstairs) and fondly remembered from its Emmy-nominated PBS Masterpiece Theatre run (1979-80), The series remains a standard of BBC excellence to this day. Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Sense and Sensibility) stars as Louisa Leyton, a culinary wizard who ascends from servant to manager of a posh London hotel. Christopher Cazenove (A Knight’s Tale, Dynasty) co-stars as Charlie, the dashing love of her life. Nominated for an Emmy and multiple BAFTAs, including Best Drama Series and Best Actress. ON THE NET: A delicious tale of romance, intrigue, food and fashion, order The Duchess of Duke Street Complete Collection on DVD today from Acorn Online @ http://acornonline.com/the-duchess-of-duke-street/p/duchess-duke-street/
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Wish Me Luck: The Complete Collection
“Impossible not to be hooked” is what so many critics have said about the U.K. series Wish Me Luck. All three series of the riveting British WWII drama about British heroines who crossed enemy lines to work undercover with the French Resistance. Broadcast on ITV from 1988-1990 and U.S. public television in the 1990s, these three complete, acclaimed series feature plots rife with tension and danger and outstanding casts including Kate Buffery (Trial and Retribution), Jane Asher (A Voyage Round My Father), and Julian Glover (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). Filmed on location in Britain and France, the six-disc set of Wish Me Luck: The Complete Collection features strong female characters, historical authenticity, and spectacular scenery. ON THE NET: View a clip from Wish Me Luck on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=muB4CtE_Ur4 * Watch a trailer for Wish Me Luck, find out more info about the series and purchase it online @ http://acornonline.com/wish-me-luck/p/wish-me-luck/
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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
Fear will consume you. The backwoods of West Virginia are deeper, darker and deadlier than ever in this all-new, unrated chapter of Wrong Turn! The cutting-edge terror continues when a small mining town hosts the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where crowds of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But a killer celebration soon gives way to a blood-soaked feeding frenzy when an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are just dying for a good time... Directed by Declan O'Brien, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines features a stellar cast that includes Camilla Arfwedson, Roxanne McKee, Doug Bradley, Simon Ginty, Oliver Hoare, Kyle Redman Jones and Paul Luebke. Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Bonus Features: "A Day In The Death"; "Hillbilly Kills"; "Director's Die-aries" and Audio Commentary by Declan O'Brien. ON THE NET: View the Official Wrong Turn 5 theatrical trailer @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDMK7ED6Gs8 * Take a peek at the UNRATED Wrong Turn 5 trailer @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z1k_8d_1uQ
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Happy Endings: The Complete Second Season
Take six twentysomething Chicago friends, add cocktails and hormones, shake and you've got Happy Endings, the hilarious new comedy that asks: when a couple splits, who gets to keep the friends? Dave (Zachary Knighton, Flashforward) find fulfillment (sort of) manning a food truck after losing his hot fiancée, Alex (Elisha Cuthbert, 24), at the altar. Alex's type-A sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe, Scrubs), is almost happily married to horndog Brad (Damon Wayans Jr., The Underground). Dave's roommate, Max (Adam Pally), is a gay, sports-loving slob, and Penny (Casey Wilson, Saturday Night Live) is on the prowl for a good man. . .or men. The laughs are nonstop as they do what tightly-knit friends do best: hang out, have fun, debate the meaning of life, hook up, break up, and do it all over again! DVD Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes; Outtakes; Mike Relm Remix; "Banana Republic Style Previews"; Mark Douglas Parody Theme Song and Mark Douglas Interview with Adam Pally and Casey Wilson. ON THE NET: The Official Happy Endings Site offers a deeper look at the ABC series with exclusive content and show information @ http://abc.go.com/shows/happy-endings
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I, Robot 3D
Superstar Will Smith rages against the machines in this futuristic action thrill ride - now in eye-popping 3D for the ultimate I, Robot experience! In the Alex Proyas-directed I, Robot, it is the year 2035, and technology and robots are a trusted part of everyday life. But that trust is broken when a scientist (James Cromwell) is found dead and a cynical detective (Smith) believes that an advanced robot may be responsible. I, Robot also features the talents of actors Bruce Greenwood, Chi McBride, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk. PLEASE NOTE: This title includes a Blu-ray 3D disc, which is only compatible with 3D Blu-ray players and Playstation 3. A standard Blu-ray is also included which will play on all standard Blu-ray players. 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD) Features: Full-Length Audio Commentary By Director Alex Proyas and Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman; "Making Of Featurette" and a Still Photo Gallery. ON THE NET: Take a peak at the Official theatrical trailer on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0f3JeDVeEo * View another trailer @ www.metacafe.com/watch/4200442/i_robot_movie_trailer
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Secret Of The Wings 3D
Disney takes you on an incredible journey to an amazing new world, in a motion picture event that will take your breath away. Experience the magic like never before in High Def. For the fairies of Pixie Hollow, the Winter Woods are strictly off limits. But when a mysterious force draws Tinker Bell to cross the border into this unknown world, she discovers a secret that will change her life forever. She comes face-to-face with a frost fairy named Periwinkle, the only fairy who can help unlock the secret of the wings. With fun and laughter, they form a magical connection and make an astonishing discovery... they're more than friends, they're sisters! When Pixie Hollow is threatened, this perfect pair must work together to save their two worlds. Disney's Secret of the Wings will make you believe in the unbreakable bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and will change Pixie Hollow forever. Secret Of The Wings features the vocal talents of Jesse McCartney, Lucy Liu, Raven Symone, Lucy Hale, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Debby Ryan, Timothy Dalton and Matt Lanter. PLEASE NOTE: This title includes a Blu-ray 3D disc, which is only compatible with 3D Blu-ray players and Playstation 3. A standard Blu-ray is also included which will play on all standard Blu-ray players. 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Bonus Features: Pixie Hollow Games Bonus Adventure; "Great Divide" Music Video performed by McClain Sisters; "Dig Down Deeper" Music Video performed by Zendaya and "Pixie Preview: Fright Light." ON THE NET: See trailers for Secrets Of The Wing on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gcCorbZ6Mw and www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gcCorbZ6Mw
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Magnolia
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
In 1995, reporter Bob Cringely conducted an hour-long interview with Steve Jobs that was not ever aired in full. On October 23, audiences will have the chance to view the full-never-before seen interview with the legendary visionary when Steve Jobs: The interview was filmed while Jobs was in a place of transition. Shot 10 years after he left Apple and while he was running NeXT, the niche computer company he had founded after leaving Apple the piece shows a man who was candid, witty and smart. After being shelved for 17 years, viewers can now receive an inside look from Job’s himself about his early days, career battles and his vision for the future. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview provides a fascinating look at one of the leaders of the tech industry at a particularly interesting movement in his life, two years before he would go on to retake control of Apple. Get an inside look at complicated mind of one of this century’s thought leaders with Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview. DVD Bonus Feature: Theatrical Trailer. ON THE NET: Go to the Official Film Site @ www.magpictures.com/stevejobsthelostinterview/ * Watch a trailer for Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjaTZODOKmw
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CBS/Paramount
Perry Mason: Season 7 - Volume 2
In the final 15 episodes of Perry Mason: Season Seven, Volume 2, the legendary defense attorney returns to represent the accused, sort through the facts, extract confessions and unravel the truth. With Private Detective Paul Drake (William Hopper) and trusty secretary Della Street (Barbara Hale) by his side, Perry tackles the baffling cases of careless kidnappers, bountiful beautifies, arrogant arsonists and more. Digitally remastered on 4 discs, Perry Mason once again mesmerizes the courtroom with renowned skill and clever questioning. When it comes to creating riveting, powerful drama, television's illustrious lawyer is guilty as charged. The cast of Perry Mason Season 7 also includes Ray Collins, Richard Anderson, William Talman, Wesley Lau, Dan Tobin, Lee Miller and Karl Held. ON THE NET: View Perry Mason clips on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B5B6067AAB561C8
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Magnolia
Take This Waltz
Take This Waltz is the bittersweet romance that won The Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award. Starring three-time Academy Award-nominee Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn, Shutter Island, Blue Valentine), Emmy-nominee Seth Rogan (Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Superbad), Emmy Winner Sarah Silverman (Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic, The School of Rock) and Luke Kirby (Labor Pains, Mambo Italiano), Take This Waltz has been called “grade A: superb, a knockout punch.” The heartfelt film offers viewers a realistic look at the often complex and touching world of adult relationships. Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee, Sarah Polley (Away From Her), the flat-out sexy film tells the story of twenty-eight-year old Margot (Williams) who is happily married to Lou (Rogen). Margot never expected to be attracted to another man, but when she meets the man across the street, Daniel (Kirby), everything changes. Blu-ray Bonus Features: Extended Scenes; Director Commentary; "HDNet: A Look At Take This Waltz" and the Theatrical Trailer. ON THE NET: Enjoy Take This Waltz trailers on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yPzc_REvhU and www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdYfCZAjeg4
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Fox
Crooked Arrows
You’ll stand up and cheer for this feel-good sports thriller starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). The ancient sport of lacrosse has been part of their tribal heritage for centuries, but the Native American players on the Crooked Arrows high school team are long-time losers. When former star player Joe Logan (Routh) agrees to coach the rag-tag group to seal the deal on a lucrative casino project, he sets out to turn the chumps into champs and, in the process, learns the value of loyalty himself. If the Arrows can learn to shoot straight and challenge their prep school rivals, these fast-breaking warriors may just pull off the ultimate upset and win it all. Blu-ray Bonus Features: Commentary featuring Mark Ellis, Steve Rash, and Neal J. Powless; "The Story of Crooked Arrows"; "Keepin’ it Real: Crooked Arrows Lacrosse"; "Native American Lacrosse – A Crooked Arrows Tribute"; "The Game of Life, Heart, and Soul of the Onondaga" and Crooked Arrows Theatrical Trailer. ON THE NET: Visit the Official Crooked Arrows Site @ http://crookedarrows.com * See the teaser trailer on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOqSi-_cXeE
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Lionsgate
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
In Madea's house, it's Madea's rules. Madea is back in action in Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection. the latest installment from the Madea franchise stars writer-producer-director Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion) along with an all-star supporting cast including Eugene Levy (American Pie movies), Denise Richards (Wild Things), Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond), Romeo Miller (Jumping the Broom), Tom Arnold (Sons Of Anarchy), John Amos (Good Times) and Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons). As a Wall Street investment banker's world is turned upside-down when he finds out he has been set up in a mob Ponzi scheme, his family is forced into witness protection under the care of the outspoken Madea. For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. His frustrated second wife, Kate (Richards), has reached her limit taking care of his senile mother, Barbara (Roberts). His teenage daughter, Cindy (Danielle Campbell), is spoiled beyond hope and his twelve-year-old son, Howie (Devan Leos), wishes his father were around more. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme – and that he's been set up as the fall guy, forcing him to be put under witness protection with his entire family in Madea's house down South. Blu-ray Bonus Features: The Featurettes - "Tyler Perry: Multi Hats & Costumes," "Thank yer, Heller: Impersonating Madea," "The Needleman's," "Madea's Fun House" and "Madea's Comedy Icons." ON THE NET: Hang out at the Official Movie Site @ madeaswitnessprotectionmovie.com * Take a peek at the Official Teaser Trailer for Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAm9JDDDdSk
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Lionsgate
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns: Season 7
Get ready for more laughter than ever with Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns: Season 7. Catch up with the latest and greatest antics of TV's most outrageously funny relatives as they spin family drama into comedy gold. Whether they're digging for treasure, appearing in court, planning a wedding, or reuniting with classmates, every adventure leads to laughter. And this complete season of family portraits captures it all – the good lessons, the bad fashions and the ugly truth. It's unbelievable fun for the whole family. Actor and comedian David Mann (Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family) stars as the endearing family patriarch, Mr. Brown just trying to make good on a misguided promise to his late father. Mann, the 2011 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, is joined by Tamela Mann (Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family), Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?), Denise Boutte (Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?) and Juanita Jennings (Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls) in the hilarious family comedy. ON THE NET: Watch Meet The Browns clips on YouTube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6FHsexMhME and www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbfxAlM7dBE
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