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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 27, 2010

Here are some of the options today:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus DVD

  • Armageddon: Blu-ray
  • Cold Turkey: DVD
  • The Descent: Part 2: DVD
  • Disgrace: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dune: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age: Blu-ray
  • Five Minutes of Heaven: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Gallant Hours: DVD
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • It’s Complicated: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Jackal: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Out of Africa (25th Anniversary): DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Ride with the Devil: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tombstone: Blu-ray
  • Traffic: DVD/Blu-ray combo

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Holiday Week: December 23, 2009

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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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First Look: Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer

Is it possible that a trailer can make you feel giddy yet sad all at the same time?

In this trailer for , we get to see Heath Ledger on the big screen for the final time. Although the project was put in limbo after the Oscar winner’s January 2008 death, the generosity of three fellow actors helped save the film.

Instead of scrapping the movie altogether, director Terry Gilliam (Brazil) recruited Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell for the adventure. The three men not only donated their time, they donated their fees to Matilda Ledger, Heath’s daughter.

Parnassus - also starring Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Verne Troyer and Lily Cole - opens on Oct. 16.

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Preview Heath Ledger’s Final Work in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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The Dark Knight might be the thing we most remember Heath Ledger by, but it wasn’t the Oscar winner’s last film. In , Heath plays a member of a theater troupe that has made a series of pacts with the devil. Their deals allow audience members to explore their imaginations through a magical mirror.

Although it’s not known whether Parnassus will ever be distributed stateside, the movie - which Ledger was filming when he died - is being shown at Cannes this week. Johnny Depp, one of Heath’s three fill-ins, is expected to be at the screening this Friday.

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Ledger’s Last Flick: Will We See It?

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Though he died at a relatively young age, left behind an impressive body of work for fans to enjoy. This Oscar-winning actor has been highly celebrated for his award-winning role in The Dark Knight, a film widely believed to be his last. It is not.

At the time of his death, Ledger was in the midst of filming . The indie flick details the life of a traveling magician. In order to complete the film, actors Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp finished scenes which would have featured Ledger.

The movie has now been completed for six months, but there are currently no deals in the works to bring the flick to the US market. Though major distributors stepped forward months ago, these deals reportedly fell apart and currently there’s nothing in the till. Does this mean we’ll never see Ledger’s last movie?

Don’t count on it. Sooner or later, someone will pick up the movie and bring it to US audiences.

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Colin Farrell Comments on Heath Ledger Role

Collin FarrellJust last week we told you about the interesting plan devised for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the movie Heath Ledger was working on when he died.

A trio of A-list actors - Jude Law, and Johnny Depp - will be combining their efforts to fill the void left behind.  Given the magical nature of the film, the substitutes would be able to appear as different versions of Ledger’s character.

In an interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, Farrell commented on his invitation and the unusual circumstances:

“It makes me feel uncomfortable to think about it too much and to get into it really here but it’s an incredibly painful honour to have, you know, and an honour I wish wasn’t bestowed but an honour nonetheless.

It’s about getting Heath’s work out there, get his work out there, he’s too good for any of his work not to be seen, you know, and I’m really keen and looking forward to doing it and just doing the best job I can do.”

Farrell’s recent project, In Bruges, is still currently in theaters.

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Will Depp, Farrell and Law Fill in for Ledger?

Heath LedgerA few weeks ago, we said there was a chance Heath Ledger’s last project might still go forward.  Director - who also worked with Ledger on 2005’s The Brothers Grimm - was doing his best to rework the uncompleted film.

Now a new report claims that Heath (and Terry) may be getting a little help from a group of friends.  According to Ain’t It Cool News, Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp will all be helping to fill the gaps in .

Parnassus revolves around a theater troupe and their magical mirror.  Audiences members are magically taken through the mirror to have their imaginations explored.

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Heath Ledger’s Last Project May Continue

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger’s death left many questions unanswered.  Although we may know the answer to one of those in just a matter of days, other matters - like the status of his last film project - are still up in the air.  While the execs behind work furiously to redesign their marketing campaign - how can they create hype about a movie that’s largely about the The Joker? - the creators behind are simply trying to keep their movie alive.

Production on Parnasssus - a film about a traveling theater troupe and its magical mirror - had been shut down since news broke last week.  (Ledger had been working on that film just days prior to his death.)  Even though the $30 million pic may have to be scrapped altogether, co-star says there is hope the movie will still carry on.  According to Plummer, director is doing everything he can to work around Ledger’s absence.  The actor told People that “because the film deals with magic, there is a way, perhaps, of turning Heath into other people and then, using stills and I think they call it CGI…”

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