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Now a Blu-ray 50th anniversary edition.

Now a Blu-ray 50th anniversary edition.

Blu-ray editions are flooding into stores. The two big titles this week: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a two-disc edition that features an additional digital file of the film you can transfer onto a computer or portable media player; The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is a remake of the ’70s thriller starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. Two classics have been reissued on Blu-ray: the Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition) and Frank Capra’s enduring It’s a Wonderful Life from 1946.

We’re not the only ones telling you Blu-ray releases are great. So is legendary director Martin Scorsese, even if it meant editing  something out of the Blu-ray edition of Dr. Strangelove. But let him explain.

The CG-animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars is in its second season on Cartoon Network. Catch up by viewing Warner Home Video’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars — The  Complete Season One. (three-disc Blu-ray set, $59.99). Read Home Media Magazine’s interview with voice actor Dee Bradley Baker, who portrays all the Clone Troopers on the show.

One for the kids: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment just released Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed In At The House Of Mouse. In the 2001 movie, a blizzard strands over 35 of Disney’s popular characters inside their home where they have to put together an impromptu party. Do you think they can do it?