As excited we are that Zac Efron's summertime flick Charlie St. Cloud is coming to Blu-ray November 9 (and we're really excited) the main reason we're mentioning this one is it's the second flick by Universal to offer buyers their choice of bonus movies viewable through internet streaming. Lorenzo's Oil and What Dreams May Come (also like the Get Him to the Greek deal because both films have not yet been released on Blu-ray) can stream to viewers TVs via their BD-Live connected Blu-ray player or to another device on the pocketBLU app for iOS, Blackberry, Android, Windows and Macintosh hardware. We're still not sure what to make of streaming video as the new big thing for BD-Live, but if these implementations work better than the buggy implementation included on the Wolfman Blu-ray, then free extras are always welcome.


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Zac Efron Stars in an Extraordinary Tale That Will Melt Your Heart CHARLIE ST. CLOUD Available on BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF, DVD and Digital Download November 9, 2010 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

PLUS, CHOOSE ONE OF TWO BONUS MOVIES TO STREAM INSTANTLY VIA BD-LIVE™ AND POCKET BLU™


UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ --

OVERVIEW: In this inspiring and heartwarming story, Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron) is torn between embracing the past and pursuing a newfound love that may change his life.

SYNOPSIS: Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love.

Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar® winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a standard scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it.

After his high-school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:

STREAM A BONUS MOVIE INSTANTLY on your TV through BD-Live™ or on your Smartphone, iPod, PC or Mac through pocket BLU™. Choose between What Dreams May Come and Lorenzo's Oil
BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.
pocket BLU™: USHE's groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone™, iPod® touch, iPad®, Blackberry®, Android™, Windows and Macintosh computers to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player and offers advanced features such as:
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there's a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray player with your device's easy and intuitive keyboard.

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ & DVD) :

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ON LOCATION WITH ZAC EFRON: Come along for a ride in Vancouver, with Zac Efron as he takes on his first major dramatic leading role in Charlie St. Cloud. Audiences will get some quality one-on-one time with the real Zac as he prepares for a role like no other that he has done before.
ZAC EFRON, LEADING MAN: In this intimate conversation with Burr Steers we will find out what Burr's vision for the film was and how Zac helped mold that vision. We will be privy to the conversations that Burr and Zac had about how Zac should assume the mantle of leading man and how that differed from what he had done before.
THE IN-BETWEEN WORLD: Ever since man became self-aware, he's wondered what happens when you die. In this piece, we will talk to those who claim to have a connection with the great beyond. Speaking with Psychics, Mediums and Parapsychologists, we will offer explanations of what might be happening to Charlie and show how it might not be that out of the ordinary.
FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR BURR STEERS

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:

Street Date: November 9, 2010

Selection Number: 61112461 Anamorphic Widescreen

Price: $39.98 SRP

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for language including sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date: November 9, 2010

Selection Number: 61112459 Anamorphic Widescreen

Price: $29.98 SRP

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for language including sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1

CAST AND FILM MAKERS:

Cast: Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahen, with Ray Liotta and Kim Basinger

Directed by: Burr Steers

Written by: Craig Pearce and Lewis Colick

Produced by: Marc Platt

Executive Producers: Michael Fottrell, Ryan Kavanaugh, Ben Sherwood, Jared LeBoff and Adam Siegel

Director of Photography: Enrique Chediak

Production Designer: Ida Random

Edited by: Padraic McKinley

Art Designers: Kelvin Humenny and Geoff Wallace

Costume Designer: Denise Wingate

Music by: Rolfe Kent

SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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Universal's Charlie St. Cloud Blu-ray is the next to include bonus BD-Live movies