Monday, March 31, 2008

I Am Legend: FutureShop Exclusive
















Title: I Am Legend
Type: BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: March 18, 2008
Country: Canada
Region: ABC
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround (48kHz/16-bit)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
Subtitles: English SDH
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
Bonuses: Alternate Version
Animated Comics
Photo by: Metatron



HighDefDigest
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Audio: 5
Supplements: 2
HD Bonus: 0
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Starsky & Hutch











Title: Starsky & Hutch
Type: BD-50
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release Date: 18 Feb 2008
Country: UK
Region: ABC
Video: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Audio: English PCM 5.1
Subtitles: English, Thai etc
Bonuses: Featurettes, Gag Reel etc
Photo by: Metatron

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Island








Title: The Island
Type: HD30
Studio:Warner Bros
Release Date:
Country: UK
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio:Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English
Bonuses: Featurette
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Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid








Title: Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid
Type: HD-30 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release Date: December 04, 2007 (Postponed from November 20, 2007)
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English LPCM Stereo (48kHz/24-Bit/2.3Mbps)
English DTS HD 5.1 Surround (96kHz/24-Bit/1.5Mbps Core)
Subtitles: Subtitles for Commentary & Bonus Materials
English Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
French Subtitles
Italian Subtitles
Netherlands Subtitles
Portugese Subtitles
Dutch Subtitles
Bonuses: Audio Commentary
Bonus Concert
Rehearsal Footage
Featurette
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About: Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. We Will Rock You (fast) 3. Let Me Entertain You 4. Play The Game 5. Somebody To Love 6. Killer Queen 7. I'm In Love With My Car 8. Get Down Make Love 9. Save Me 10. Now I'm Here 11. Dragon Attack 12. Now I'm Here (reprise) 13. Love Of My Life 14. Under Pressure 15. Keep Yourself Alive 16. Drum & Timpani Solo 17. Guitar Solo 18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 19. Jailhouse Rock 20. Bohemian Rhapsody 21. Tie Your Mother Down 22. Another One Bites The Dust 23. Sheer Heart Attack 24. We Will Rock You 25. We Are The Champions 26. God Save The Queen



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Audio: 4.5
Supplements: 3.5
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Streets of Fire








Title: Streets of Fire
Type: HD-15 Single-Layer Disc
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: July 24, 2007
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround (1.5mbps)
French Dolby Digital-Plus 2.0 Stereo (448kbps)
Subtitles: English SDH
French Subtitles
Bonuses:
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About: Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylized take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at others. Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier back then than he does now, is memorable, as are Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis. Music is by Ry Cooder, with an appearance by the Blasters. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, optional French soundtrack, optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh




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Audio: 3.5
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines








Title: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Type: HD-30 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: September 26, 2006
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
French-Quebec Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
English Subtitles
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
Bonuses: 2 Audio Commentaries
5 Featurettes
2 Gag Reels
Theatrical Trailer
In-Movie Experience
Audio Commentary
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About: A decade has passed since John Connor (NICK STAHL) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 25, Connor lives "off the grid" - no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet - the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until, out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (KRISTANNA LOKEN), Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000, this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful. Now Connor's only hope for survival is the Terminator (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day - or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.




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Audio: 4
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cream: Live at the Royal Albert Hall











Title: Cream: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Type: HD-30 Dual Layer Disc
Studio: Rhino Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080i/VC-1
Audio: English DTS 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
English PCM 2.0 Stereo (1.5mbps)
Subtitles: English Closed Captions
Bonuses: Bonus Tracks
Interviews
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About: They step onto the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall: Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton. The capacity crowd, which includes Sean Penn and Jude Law, stands to greet them. Thirty-seven years after their farewell concert, the famously fiery Cream did the unthinkable--they reunited. This double-disc collection (and accompanying CD set) captures highlights from the historic four-day engagement, beginning with a buoyant "I'm So Glad" and ending with a triumphant "Sunshine of Your Love." It would be churlish to suggest that Cream appears exactly as they did in the 1960s (Bruce looks a little frail), but the legendary power trio still has the goods. Bruce is still the essence of soul (a particularly rich vocal on "Politician"), while Baker is as irrepressible as ever (a rare vocal on "Pressed Rat and Warthog," percussive tour-de-force "Toad"). Then there's Clapton, who remains as much a master of the guitar as of understatement. "Thanks for waiting all these years," he quips after a slow-burning "Outside Woman Blues," then adds, "We're going to do every song we know." The track listing is, indeed, generous, despite the absence of such Cream classics as "I Feel Free," "Strange Brew," and "Tales of Brave Ulysses." All told, there are 22 songs plus three alternate takes--and not a bad one in the bunch. --Kathleen C. Fennessy




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Audio: 4
Supplements: 1.5
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Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2006











Title: Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2006
Type: HD DVD 30GB
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release Date: July 24, 2007 (Postponed from June 26, 2007)
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080i/VC-1
Audio: English PCM 2.0 Stereo
English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround (1.5 Mbps)
English Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround (1.5 Mbps)
Subtitles:
Bonuses: Second Live Performance
Interviews
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About: Tracklisting: Live At Montreux 2006: 1) Pictures Of Home 2) Things I Never Said 3) Strange Kind Of Woman 4) Rapture Of The Deep 5) Wrong Man 6) The Well-Dressed Guitar 7) Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 8) When A Blind Man Cries 9) Lazy 10) Keyboard Solo 11) Space Truckin' 12) Highway Star 13) Smoke On The Water 14) Hush 15) Too Much Fun 16) Black Night



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Audio: 3
Supplements: 1.5
HD Bonus: 0
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The Eagles: Farewell Tour 1 - Live in Melbourne











Title: The Eagles: Farewell Tour 1 - Live in Melbourne
Type: HD DVD 30GB
Studio: Rhino Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English DTS 5.1 Surround
English LPCM Uncompressed Stereo 2.0
Subtitles:
Bonuses: Band Interview
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About:Track Listings:
The Long Run
New Kids In Town
Wasted Time
Peaceful Easy Feeling
I Can't Tell You Why
One Of These Nights
One Day At A Time
Lyin' Eyes
The Boys Of Summer
In The City
Already Gone
Silent Spring (intro)
Tequila Sunrise
Love Will Keep Us Alive
No More Cloudy Days
Hole In The World
Take It To The Limit
You Belong To The City
Walk Away
Sunset Grill
Life's Been Good
Dirty Laundry
Funk #49
Heartache Tonight
Life In The Fast Lane
Hotel California
Rocky Mountain Way
All She Wants To Do Is Dance
Take It Easy
Desperado



HighDefDigest
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Audio: 3.5
Supplements: 0.5
HD Bonus: 0
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Spartacus









Title: Spartacus
Type: HD-30 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 24, 2006
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
French Dolby Digital-Plus 2.0 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
Bonuses:
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About: Stanley Kubrick was only 31 years old when Kirk Douglas (star of Kubrick's classic Paths of Glory) recruited the young director to pilot this epic saga, in which the rebellious slave Spartacus (played by Douglas) leads a freedom revolt against the decadent Roman Empire. Kubrick would later disown the film because it was not a personal project--he was merely a director-for-hire--but Spartacus remains one of the best of Hollywood's grand historical epics. With an intelligent screenplay by then-blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo (from a novel by Howard Fast), its message of moral integrity and courageous conviction is still quite powerful, and the all-star cast (including Charles Laughton in full toga) is full of entertaining surprises. Fully restored in 1991 to include scenes deleted from the original 1960 release, the full-length Spartacus is a grand-scale cinematic marvel, offering some of the most awesome battles ever filmed and a central performance by Douglas that's as sensitively emotional as it is intensely heroic. Jean Simmons plays the slave woman who becomes Spartacus's wife, and Peter Ustinov steals the show with his frequently hilarious, Oscar-winning performance as a slave trader who shamelessly curries favor with his Roman superiors. The restored version also includes a formerly deleted bathhouse scene in which Laurence Olivier plays a bisexual Roman senator (with restored dialogue dubbed by Anthony Hopkins) who gets hot and bothered over a slave servant played by Tony Curtis. These and other restored scenes expand the film to just over three hours in length. Despite some forgivable lulls, this is a rousing and substantial drama that grabs and holds your attention. Breaking tradition with sophisticated themes and a downbeat (yet eminently noble) conclusion, Spartacus is a thinking person's epic, rising above mere spectacle with a story as impressive as its widescreen action and Oscar-winning sets. --Jeff Shannon




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Audio: 3.5
Supplements: 0
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The Mummy Returns








Title: The Mummy Returns
Type: HD-30 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: January 16, 2007
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
French Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
Spanish Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
Bonuses: Audio Commentary
Featurette
Effects Visualizations
Outtakes
Music Video
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About: A huge popular success, but harder to follow than "Memento," whose story runs backward, or "The Circle," which is in Farsi. It has something to do with cursed tombs and the return of legions of mummies, but the plot is gibberish, the action is garbled, and there is such a superfluity of prancing creatures, devil-eyed villains, and roiling clouds of digital dust that one can only respond to it as a series of random sensations. Call it camp without jokes. Directed by the shlockmeister Steven Sommers. With Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz as the married adventurer-archeologist team and the wrestler Dwayne Johnson, known as the Rock, who emerges in all his glory at the movie's end wearing giant crab claws. -David Denby




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Audio: 4.5
Supplements: 2.5
HD Bonus: 0.5
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What Dreams May Come








Title: What Dreams May Come
Type: HD-30 Dual Layer Disc
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: August 14, 2007
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround (1.5 Mbps)
French Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround (448 kbps)
Subtitles: English SDH
French Subtitles
Bonuses: Audio Commentary
Featurettes
Alternate Ending
Photo Gallery
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About: Robin Williams gives his most cloying performance in this eighty-million-dollar acid-trip fantasy about the pursuit of love in the afterlife. The hyper-romantic script-pure drivel-is by the successful and overrated Ron Bass ("Rain Man," "Waiting to Exhale"), and his story about an accident victim's search for his dead wife's soul reeks of New Age sensitivity training. Though director Vincent Ward used his special-effects budget well-there are some stunning impressionistic moments-the film is as gooey and sticky as an overcooked marshmallow. -Bruce Diones




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Audio: 3
Supplements: 1.5
HD Bonus: 0
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Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same








Title: Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
Type:
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: February 26, 2008 (Postponed from December 11, 2007)
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (192kbps)
Subtitles: English SDH
Thai Subtitles
Chinese Subtitles
Danish Subtitles
Finnish Subtitles
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
German Subtitles
Italian Subtitles
Korean Subtitles
Portuguese Subtitles
Norwegian Subtitles
Swedish Subtitles
Bonuses: Deleted Scenes
Interviews
TV Excerpt
Theatrical Trailer
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About: The line forms here for the world’s greatest and possibly most influential band â€" Led Zeppelin! With Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love and more signature performances, this mesmerizing movie built around Zep’s famed ’73 NYC concerts is convincing proof why. Band members supervised the Re-mastering and Dolby 5.1 Re-mixing of the film’s image and sound. In addition to their performances, fantasy sequences and at-home glimpses of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham, this 2-disc Special Edition has over 40 minutes of newly-added extra features including: Two (2) never-before-released songs in rare performance footage: Celebration and Over the Hills and Far Away; Vintage TV Footage: Drake Hotel Robbery during the New York Concert Stand; Robert Plant BBC Interview and Tampa Concert Band Arrival. Also available in Hi-Def and Blu Ray!




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Audio: 4
Supplements: 1.5
HD Bonus: 0
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Dune











Title: Dune
Type: HD-30 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 28, 2006
Country: US
Region:
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
French Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
Spanish Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
Bonuses: 4 Featurettes
Deleted Scenes
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About: Even more than most of David Lynch's deliberately bizarre and idiosyncratic movies, Dune is a "love-it-or-hate-it" affair. An ambitious, epic, utterly mind-boggling--and, let's admit it, all-out weird--adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel, Dune remains one of the most controversial films in the director's exceedingly provocative career. The story (if Dune can be said to have just one story) is complex and convoluted in the epic tradition; it has something to do with political intrigue and a planet that is home to a precious spice and gigantic sand worms. Think Shakespeare's Henry IV with a dash of Tremors, and set in another galaxy. But despite plenty of strangely whispered voice-overs that explain the characters' thoughts (and endlessly detailed exposition), storytelling is not really among the film's strong points. There are, however, a lot of memorably fantastic/grotesque images, an extraordinary cast, and a soundtrack featuring Toto. I told you it was weird. Among the stars are Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif, Sting, Kenneth McMillan, Patrick Stewart, Sean Young, and Linda Hunt. --Jim Emerson




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Audio: 3.5
Supplements: 2.5
HD Bonus: 0.5
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. Four











Title: Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. Four
Type: BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Starz Home Entertainment
Release Date: December 04, 2007
Country: US
Region: ABC
Video: 1080i/AVC MPEG-4
Audio: English PCM 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English
Bonuses: Audio Commentaries
Photo by: Metatron

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Audio: 3
Supplements: 1.5
HD Bonus: 0
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Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. Three











Title: Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. Three
Type: BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Starz Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 13, 2007
Country: US
Region: ABC
Video: 1080i/AVC MPEG-4
Audio: English PCM 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English
Bonuses: Audio Commentaries
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Audio: 3
Supplements: 2.5
HD Bonus: 0
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Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. Two











Title: Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. Two
Type: BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Starz Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 16, 2007
Country: US
Region: ABC
Video: 1080i/AVC MPEG-4
Audio: English PCM 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English
Bonuses: Audio Commentaries
Photo by: Metatron

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Audio: 2.5
Supplements: 1.5
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Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. One











Title: Masters of Horror: Season One - Vol. One
Type: BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio: Starz Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 16, 2007
Country: US
Region: ABC
Video: 1080i/AVC MPEG-4
Audio: English PCM 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English
Bonuses: Audio Commentaries
Photo by: Metatron

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Audio: 3
Supplements: 1.5
HD Bonus: 0
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300











Title: 300
Type: BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
Studio:Warner Home Video
Release Date: July 31, 2007
Country: US
Region: ABC
Video: 1080p/VC-1
Audio: English PCM 5.1 Surround (48kHz/16-Bit/4.6mbps)
English Dolby TrueHD (48kHz/16-bit)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
Subtitles: English SDH
French Subtitles
Spanish Subtitles
Bonuses: Audio Commentary
Featurettes
Deleted Scenes
Photo by: Metatron

About: The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller ("Sin City") assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual stylefaithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint. And moviemaking with a cutting edge.




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Audio: 5
Supplements: 3
HD Bonus: 0
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