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'Apes,' 'Fright Night,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' 'Rocketeer' Blu-ray Hit Store Shelves Tuesday (Video)

New titles and old favorites make their first appearance in the disc format.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Twentieth Century Fox

Tuesday will be a veritable geek’s paradise at Best Buy or whatever venue you get your movies from.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which many genre-loving execs and producers around town consider to be the best movie of the year, will be released on Blu-ray/DVD.

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Joining Apes are DreamWorks’ extras-packed Fright Night, which never regrettably found an audience back in August, and DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2, probably the best animated movie of the year.

There’s the Blu-ray debut of Disney's The Rocketeer, the 1991 adaptation of the retro-skewing Dave Stevens comic featuring a jet-packed hero. (Shamefully with no extras.)

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And for those with long memories and a love for cult TV shows, Sledge Hammer: The Complete Series, as well as the indie horror anthology Little Deaths, both from Image Entertainment.

I don’t want to play any favorites but I did find this floating around the Net to get me in the mood:


The short was made by Paris-based animation house and hit the Web around the time the movie was celebrating its 20th anniversary. We here at Heat Vision thought now was a good time for another go-around.