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New Panasonic Hollywood Lab

Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory opened the doors Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, to its new facility at 3330 W. Cahuenga Blvd - Suite 502. This is the first home base situated off the Universal Studios lot since PHL was officially introduced nearly 15 years ago as a unit of the electronics giant to work closely with the Hollywood creative community to research and develop the most industry-friendly consumer home media application of studio-produced … [Read the full story]

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Interstellar not so stellar

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Man of Steel returns in 3D on Blu-ray

Superman isn't the only thing returning in Warner Home Video's "Man of Steel" Blu-ray 3D ($44.95) on Nov. 12 -- the Maximum Movie Mode is back but without the branding. The 2D Blu-ray disc special features disc presents the entire movie with frequent pop-up comments and videos by director Zack Snyder and cast and crew, as well as 30-minutes of stand-alone behind-the-scenes footage inserted that elongate the film to three hours. While much of … [Read the full story]

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New Panasonic Hollywood Lab

Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory opened the doors Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, to its new facility at 3330 W. Cahuenga Blvd - Suite 502. This is the first home base situated off the Universal Studios lot since PHL was officially introduced nearly 15 years ago as a unit of the electronics giant to work closely with the Hollywood creative community to research and develop the most industry-friendly … [More ... ]

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