BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the upcoming home entertainment release of the #1 animated film of all time, Toy Story 3, Disney-Pixar is giving people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy their favorite films on demand for a limited time only. These timeless movies from the celebrated animation studio have never been available simultaneously on demand until now. "The Disney-Pixar Collection" of films will only be available for on demand rental beginning today, October 19 through November 9, via your television provider or favorite digital retailer.

Featuring some of the most incredible stories and beloved characters in movie history, "The Disney-Pixar Collection" includes Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and Wall-E. All of the movies from the collection, along with Disney-Pixar's UP (which is not currently available on demand), will continue to be offered for download to own.

Additionally, the year's most critically acclaimed and highest-grossing movie, Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3, will become available for download to own (as well as on Blu-ray and DVD) beginning November 2. Buzz, Woody and the gang have charmed audiences around the world and now fans can enjoy their own digital copy of the record-breaking film on a multitude of platforms.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme suffered a minor heart attack while shooting Weapon in New Orleans. Luckily, it appears as though the action star will make a full recovery.

Rumor has it that a new Universal Soldier film is in the works and Van Damme would star opposite Dolph Lundgren. It makes fiscal sense since there's certainly a demand for '80s style action after the success of The Expendables.

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Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces today that guests visiting AMC Courtney Park 16, AMC Whitby 24 and AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 in Toronto and AMC Kanata 24 in Ottawa will be able to enjoy PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 as part of The IMAX Experience® from IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) on Oct. 22.

"We are tremendously excited to open three IMAX auditoriums in Toronto and one in Ottawa," said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO, IMAX Corporation. "The addition of The IMAX Experience at these four AMC theatres builds upon on our successful partnership with AMC as well as AMC's commitment to offer the best and broadest menu of entertainment choices for guests seeking an unparalleled experience."

The IMAX Experience combines crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound and customized theatre geometry to create a uniquely immersive movie experience. The IMAX auditoriums at these theatres have been custom-designed for multiplexes. To maximize the field of view in the modified auditoriums, the screens were replaced with a larger, slightly curved and specially treated IMAX screens positioned closer to the audience.

Additionally, IMAX's digital projection system combines two digital projectors with IMAX's proprietary image enhancer and custom lenses to create an image with greater clarity, brightness and contrast. The images on screen are complemented with IMAX's latest sound system, which features its proprietary loudspeaker technology and uncompressed digital sound. This system has ten times more dynamic range, cuts down on distortion and provides a sound quality that feels more immersive, especially with the added acoustic paneling that absorbs sound and removes echo.

These physical modifications combine with IMAX's digital projection systems and high-quality audio to maximize the experience for guests so they feel as if they are "IN" the movie they are watching, such as PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, the suspenseful sequel to 2009's PARANORMAL ACTIIVTY. After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins," the family in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 is just one example of movies that have been digitally re-mastered into IMAX's format exclusively for presentation in the IMAX auditorium. Other upcoming Hollywood movies to be released in IMAX's format include: MEGAMIND (Nov. 5), HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 (Nov. 19) and TRON: LEGACY (Dec. 17). Please note that movie titles at some locations are subject to change.

The combination of IMAX's revolutionary digital projection system, customized theatre geometry, specially designed screen and powerful digital audio system with AMC's guest service and innovative products and amenities will make these four AMC theatres the No. 1 destinations for entertainment in Toronto and Ottawa.

The opening of the IMAX auditoriums at these AMC theatres is part of a joint-venture agreement by AMC and IMAX to install more than 115 IMAX digital projection systems at AMC locations in major U.S. markets and Canada. In addition to IMAX-formatted movies, AMC also delivers other types of entertainment to guests, including live and pre-recorded alternative content events.

 

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After Jackass 3D's staggering $50.4 million debut, Paramount is reportedly considering releasing more footage into theaters.

"We shot two movies' worth of footage," says Johnny Knoxville. "We have so many bits that we never even turned in to Paramount because we were so swamped with ideas - funny stuff. The bits were just coming out of us left and right."

Paramount released Jackass 2.5 straight to the Internet three months after 2006's Jackass Number Two opened to an impressive $29 million. This time around a theatrical release makes more sense, because there's no guarantee of a fourth installment.

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