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Houdini (Blu-Ray)

His ability to escape from handcuffs, straitjackets, and water tanks is legendary breaking the shackles of his past proved more challenging. Academy Award® winner* Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly star in this 2-part event which follows the world-renowned master of escape s transformation from immigrant into the world s first superstar. Driven, disciplined, and actively chasing the American Dream, Houdini constantly pushed his physical limits to accomplish feats of strength that amazed audiences in an age of spectacle. And though they saw what he wanted them to see, his reality was more elusive than his escapes
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Earth to Echo (Blu-Ray)

A group of young friends come to the aid of a mysterious visitor from a distant planet in this kid-friendly sci-fi adventure in the tradition of E.T. and The Goonies. Shortly after a massive construction project begins driving out the residents of their serene Nevada neighborhood, best friends Tuck Astro, Munch Reese Hartwig, and Alex Teo Halm notice that their mobile phones are being flooded with a series of enigmatic, encoded messages. Determined to discover the source of the code as their families, too, pack up and prepare to go their separate ways, the trio venture out into the desert and find a diminutive alien they nickname "Echo," who needs their help to get back to his ship.
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3:10 to Yuma: Criterion (Blu-Ray)

Desperate for money, frontier rancher Van Heflin holds outlaw Glenn Ford at gunpoint, intending to collect the $200 reward. While both men await the train to Yuma that will escort Ford to prison, the cagey outlaw offers Heflin $10,000 if he'll set Ford free. The rest of the film is a sweat-inducing cat-and-mouse game between captive and captor, interrupted with bursts of violence from both Ford's gang commandeered by Richard Jaeckel and the vacillating townsfolk.
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Million Dollar Arm (Blu-Ray)

Craig Gillespie's drama Million Dollar Arm stars Jon Hamm as JB Bernstein, a one-time successful sports agent who left the massive company he worked for to start in his own agency, Seven Figures Management, with his business partner Aash Aasif Mandvi. The company is in serious financial straits, and they lose the big client they've been grooming. In a fit of inspiration, JB believes they can go to India, find a cricket bowler, and teach him to be a baseball pitcher. In order to pay for the scheme, he convinces wealthy businessman Chang Tzi Ma to create a reality show titled "Million Dollar Arm" to help with his quest for fresh talent.
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Third Person (Blu-Ray)

Oscar-winner Paul Haggis (Crash) writes and directs this romantic drama that alternates between three tales of intrigue unfolding simultaneously in New York, Paris, and Rome. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael (Liam Neeson) is still reeling from the recent separation from his wife Elaine (Kim Basinger) when he retreats to a Paris hotel room to finish his latest novel. As Michael searches for inspiration, his fiery affair with smoldering journalist and aspiring writer Anna (Olivia Wilde) awakens an intense passion deep within him. Meanwhile, in Rome, unscrupulous American businessman Scott (Adrien Brody) ducks into a place called the Café Americano searching for a taste of home.
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Good People (Blu-Ray)

A young couple falls into debt while renovating a home in London. When they discover $400,000 cash stashed in the apartment below, the couple thinks all of their problems are solved...but that's when very bad things start happening to good people.

THE AUTHORITY GIVEAWAY

Every week or two we’ll have a new batch of Blu-Ray’s, DVD’s or even a few games to give away. Full rules are on the contest page, but try your luck – all we need is a valid e-mail address. We’ve also added some new rules to the contest page so when you enter the Blu-Ray Authority contest, it’ll be a bit more fair for all involved.

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BLUE STEEL

Sorry, hard to resist! All kidding aside, we’re going to feature a new category – Steelbooks. SteelBooks are the new, innovative, exclusive packaging for high profile music, video & games releases. Steelbooks consists of a metal exterior and an inner core of plastic with the same dimensions of a standard DVD style case and designed for high volume automated packaging equipment.
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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS

A decade and a half ago I was sitting in a hotel room in East Lyme, Connecticut waiting for my brother and a few friends. We were going to have a bit of fun gambling at Mohegan Sun casino and I’d left work early and beat them there by a few hours. I had my laptop and didn’t have an internet connection, but had been working on my first web site: DVD Authority.
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