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Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug edited live event online, LucasArts is an ex-parrot & more

April 08, 2013 - 12:01 am   |   By 

All right, we’re starting out the new week with a quick early update here this morning...

First, we've got a couple more updated Blu-ray reviews for you (carried over from the old Bits website) by Tim Salmons – Sony’s Moon and Criterion’s Robinson Crusoe on Mars, great titles both.  Do check them out.

Around the Net this morning, an edited version of Peter Jackson’s recent Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug live preview event is now available for viewing here on the official website.  You’ll need the special access code from your Blu-ray or DVD, so have it handy – it’s good for three viewings.

And as you may have heard, Disney’s restructuring of the Star Wars empire continues with word that the studio is shutting down LucasArts as an in-house video game development company in favor of an outside licensing business model.  Over 150 employees of the company are being forced into the trash compactor as a result.  Ouch.

Here’s a look at more new BD cover art for Kino’s Hell’s House and Of Human Bondage (both due 6/18), as well as Severin’s The House of Seven Corpses (6/11)…

Hell's House (Blu-ray Disc)    Of Human Bondage (Blu-ray Disc)    The House of Seven Corpses (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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