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The Film Detective Proudly Presents Laurel & Hardy: One Fine Collection

Twenty-seven short films from the comedy legends’ formative years (1921-1936) in a 10-hour, 2-DVD Collector’s Special Edition, April 1.
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Press release: It’s no April Fool’s joke! Laurel & Hardy: One Fine Collection - a special DVD collector’s set featuring more than 10 hours on two discs from comedy’s most iconic duo - will be available April 1 from The Film Detective (Allied Vaughn). As a new generation of fans embrace the late-career comedy of Laurel & Hardy in the hit box office biopic Stan & Ollie, this collection of 27 hilarious film shorts - including some silent films newly restored from the original elements - capture the formative years when these comedy legends honed the sight gags and slapstick

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming to Digital (5/14) & 4K / Blu-ray (6/4)

Gotham City reaches new levels of danger when Shredder joins forces with Ra's al Ghul to enact a nefarious plan
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Press release: It’ll take the unlikely unification of the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-shell to overcome combined villainous forces afoot in Gotham City in the all-new, feature-length animated thriller, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Nickelodeon and DC, the film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 14, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on June 4, 2019. Order due date is April 30, 2019. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) and

Criterion Announces June 2019 Releases

Criterion helps with the June Gloom through this roster of releases.
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Here's what film fans can look for to in June. New to the collection are George Stevens's Swing Time, two by Bruno Dumont: L’humanité and La vie de Jésus, John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Sergei Bondarchuk’s War and Peace. Three films released separately from Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman includes Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence. Read on to learn more about them. A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (#208) out Jun 4 In 1960, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman began work on three of his most powerful and representative

HBO and Insight Editions Announce Official Game of Thrones 2019 Publishing Program

Award-winning entertainment publisher to commemorate the era-defining Game of Thrones television series with four signature books.
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Press release: Insight Editions and HBO Licensing and Retail announced today a comprehensive new Game of Thrones publishing program. In celebration of the conclusion of the worldwide cultural phenomenon, this definitive four-book collection will offer a fitting tribute to a show that has redefined the scale and impact of what television can offer. “We’ve been faithful fans of Game of Thrones for many years and have enjoyed a fruitful partnership with HBO for nearly just as long,” said Raoul Goff, founder and publisher at Insight Editions. “We’re thrilled to be able to participate in the grand farewell of one of

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Arrives on Digital 2/26 and 4K, Blu-ray & DVD 3/19

With over 90 minutes of Special Features including a never-before-seen Spider-Ham short, Alternate Universe Mode and much more!
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Press release: The Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, swings onto Digital February 26 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation. From Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, the film offers a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a film that has grossed over $350 million in theaters worldwide to date,

Criterion Announces May 2019 Releases

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Here's what film fans can look for to in May. New to the collection are William Wyler's The Heiress, Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, Claire Denis's Let the Sunshine In, David Lynch's Blue Velvet, and Agnès Varda’s One Sings, the Other Doesn’t. Getting a Blu-ray upgrade: David Mamet's House of Games. Read on to learn more about them. The Heiress (#974) out May 7 Directed with a keen sense of ambiguity by William Wyler, this film based on a hit stage adaptation of Henry James’s Washington Square pivots on a question of motive. When shy, fragile Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland,

IDW Assembles a Writer's Room of Comic Book Visionaries for Brand-New Star Trek: Year Five Series

Celebrate #1 launch with cover by legendary sci-fi / fantasy artist Greg Hildebrandt painting Star Trek for the first time.
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Press release: IDW Publishing proudly embarks on the U.S.S. Enterprise’s homeward journey with Star Trek: Year Five, a monthly comic book series debuting in April 2019. A sweeping space odyssey developed by a brain trust of exceptional writers, Year Five welcomes co-writers Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and artist Stephen Thompson for its opening story arc, and - painting Star Trek for the first time in all his 60 years of professional illustration - Greg Hildebrandt as cover artist for the debut issue. In Star Trek: Year Five, the crew of the Enterprise have traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible

Criterion Announces April 2019 Releases

I pity the fool who doesn't find something to buy this month.
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You'd be a fool to miss out on these April releases from Criterion. New to the collection are Jan Němec's Diamonds of the Night, Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd, Jackie Chan's Police Story and Police Story 2, and Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career. Two by Jim Jarmusch are getting a Blu-ray upgrade: Stranger Than Paradise and Night on Earth. Read on to learn more about them. Stranger Than Paradise (#400) out Apr 9 With this breakout film, Jim Jarmusch established himself as one of the most exciting voices in the burgeoning independent-film scene, a road-movie poet with an

Criterion Announces March 2019 Releases

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It's movie madness next March from Criterion with the release of six titles. They are Ted Wilde's The Kid Brother, Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour, Barbara Loden's Wanda, Robert Zemeckis's I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and Carlos Reygadas's Japón. Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Flute is getting a Blu-ray upgrade. Read on to learn more about them. The Magic Flute (#71) out Mar 12 This scintillating screen version of Mozart’s beloved opera showcases Ingmar Bergman’s deep knowledge of music and gift for expressing it cinematically. Casting some of Europe’s finest soloists—Josef Köstlinger, Ulrik Cold, Håkan Hagegård, and Birgit Nordin among them—the director

Criterion Announces February 2019 Releases

Criterion sets the bar high this month.
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The groundhog says Criterion will add four new titles to the collection. They are Ingmar Bergman’s Shame, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s La vérité, Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice, and Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger. Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s fifteen-hour Berlin Alexanderplatz is getting a Blu-ray upgrade. Read on to learn more about them. Shame (#961) out Feb 5 Ingmar Bergman’s Shame is at once an examination of the violent legacy of World War II and a scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians living in quiet retreat on a remote

Special Superman Double Feature Screening Set for Jan 13-14

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC present The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature in more than 500 select movie theaters on Sunday, January 13 at 12:55pm and Monday, January 14 at 8:00pm.
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Press release: Superman’s greatest adventure - his death and rebirth - will be unveiled in a special two-day exclusive theatrical event as Warner Bros. and DC join forces with Fathom Events for a double feature presentation of the previously released The Death of Superman and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen nationwide on January 13 and 14, 2019. As the second half of the double feature, Reign of the Supermen will be seen nationally in theaters ahead of its Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD™ Blu-ray

Grateful Dead Documentary, Long Strange Trip, Arrives on DVD / Blu-ray November 16

Career-spanning documentary from director Amir Bar-Lev and executive producer Martin Scorsese.
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Press release: The Grateful Dead’s first official career-spanning documentary, Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead, will make its DVD and Blu-ray debuts this fall. In addition, a new Deluxe Edition featuring unreleased bonus content will be available exclusively from Dead.net. Both versions arrive more than a year after the acclaimed four-hour documentary premiered at Sundance, followed by its exclusive release on Amazon Prime. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev (“Happy Valley,” “The Tillman Story”) with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer, Long Strange Trip brings together never-before-seen performance footage, vintage interviews, and other candid moments

See a Special Advance Screening of The Front Runner in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Monday, November 5 with a start time at 7 PM.
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The Front Runner tells the story of Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, who becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma, and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life. The Front Runner is directed by Jason Reitman, based on the 2014 book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid,

Criterion Announces January 2019 Releases

Which of these will you add to your video library in 2019?
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Criterion rings in the new year with few titles that would look good in your collection. They are Abbas Kiarostami 24 Frames, Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky, Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, and Norman Jewison's In the Heat of the Night. Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious is getting a Blu-ray upgrade. Read on to learn more about them. 24 Frames (#956) out Jan 8 For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging

The Best of The Three Stooges Brings Together Their Biggest Nyuks in Exclusive Time Life Collection

Across 13 hilarious discs, lovers of the Three Stooges will find over 45 incredible hours of content.
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Press release: For over 50 years, The Three Stooges presented a brand of pie-throwing, eye-poking and head-bonking routines that cracked up multiple generations. They were the masters of mirth, merriment and mayhem, turning slapstick comedy into an art form. And, with a body of work including over 300 films, television, stage shows, cartoons and more - they're forever ingrained in popular culture. Now, one of the greatest comedy troupes of all time is here to poke, smack, slap and bonk their way onto your screens with The Best of The Three Stooges! With this riotous DVD set, Time Life has

Time Life Celebrates the Comedy Career of a Beloved Icon with Robin Williams: Comic Genius

Celebrating the actor's memorable 40-year career, from his uproarious turn as loveable alien Mork and his legendary HBO stand-up specials to his numerous appearances on late night.
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Press release: Robin Williams was a generational talent, graced with comedic brilliance, rapid-fire improvisation, and a deep well of warmth and compassion that translated to every role he inhabited. From his breakout role in ABC's Mork & Mindy to his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, the iconic actor displayed an inimitable artistry that made him beloved by millions. This September, join Time Life, in conjunction with the Trustees of the Robin Williams Trust, in celebrating the incomparable career of the singularly innovative actor with Robin Williams: Comic Genius. Available exclusively at RobinWilliams.com beginning September 25th, this definitive collection

R.E.M. at the BBC Available October 19th on Craft Recordings

Rare studio & live recordings spanning nearly 25 years will be in Super Deluxe 8-CD/1-DVD Box Set, plus 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats.
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Press release: R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection—available as a super-deluxe edition 8-CD/1-DVD box set, as well as 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats—comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers. In-studio performances featured in the 8-CD/1-DVD box set include a John Peel Session (1998), Drivetime and Mark and Lard

Criterion Announces December 2018 Releases

Three new titles are added to the collection as 2018 concludes.
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In December, Criterion is releasing a few titles you might want someone to get you during the holiday season. They are Euzhan Palcy's A Dry White Season, Samuel Fuller's Forty Guns, and Julien Duvivier's Panique, and Ingmar Bergman's Sawdust and Tinsel is getting a stand-alone Blu-ray edition. Read on to learn more about them. A Dry White Season (#953) out Dec 11 With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa’s racist government—and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood

American Genre Film Archive and Something Weird to Release 'Take It Out In Trade', Ed Wood's Long Lost Film

The previously lost final film from writer-director Edward D. Wood, Jr. from the only 16mm theatrical print in existence on Blu-ray November 13, 2018.
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Press release: Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Something Weird are excited to announce a November 13, 2018 release date for the TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE Blu-ray/DVD combo. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is the fifth release of dozens in this partnership, following THE ZODIAC KILLER, BAT PUSSY, Ed Wood’s THE VIOLENT YEARS, and GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS. Ed Wood was the filmmaker behind PLAN

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore Streets on September 21, 2018

From Rush, Heart, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Abba, Alice Cooper, and Albert King.
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Press release: Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it's these singular induction ceremonies-featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the '60s, '70s and '80s-that have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. This September, join in the festivities with front row seats to four incredible induction ceremonies with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore. Never before available at retail on any format, these memorable live concert events from 2010-2013 are filled with

Criterion Announces November 2018 Releases

Cinephiles will be getting quite a bounty of choices this month.
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In November, Criterion is releasing a few titles to be thankful for. They are Kenji Mizoguchi's A Story from Chikamatsu, Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot, David Byrne's True Stories, Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons and Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema, which contains 39 films. Read on to learn more about them. A Story from Chikamatsu (#949) out Nov 6 One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the early 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a

Batman: The Animated Series Coming to Blu-ray on October 16

The most acclaimed animated superhero television series in history, arrives in an all-encompassing package befitting its revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment.
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Press release: Batman: The Animated Series, the most acclaimed animated super hero television series in history, arrives this fall in an all-encompassing package befitting its revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its broadcast airing from 1992-1995, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and in a stunning Blu-ray box set ($112.99 SRP) on October 16, 2018. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning series captured the imaginations of generations, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century

Marvel and IDW to Create New Comic Books For the Next Generation of Readers

The new comic book line featuring Spider-Man, The Avengers, and Black Panther will be available starting this November
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Press release: Marvel Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today that the two companies will develop middle-grade comic books designed for younger readers. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular characters, the monthly issues and trade paperback collections, published by IDW, will be available for sale at local comic book shops and book retailers across the country, expanding opportunities for the next generation of Super Heroes to experience the Marvel Universe. “From Iron Man to Captain Marvel, from the Hulk to Shuri — the Marvel pantheon has something for everyone,” says John Barber, editor-in-chief of IDW. “With this team-up, Marvel and IDW

Fox Home Entertainment Brings Deadpool, Super Troopers, and More to San Diego Comic-Con

There will be Limited Edition exclusives from Die Hard, Planet of the Apes, Archer, Family Guy, and more.
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YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE “D” AT SDCC Deadpool 2 in Hall H When: Saturday, July 21 5:15pm - 6:15pm Where: San Diego Convention Center, Hall H What: Prepare for the ultimate superhero landing as Deadpool and pals drop into Hall H for an hour of maximum effort. Panel will feature Ryan Reynolds, director David Leitch, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, moderated by the true MVP of the Deadpool franchise—Dopinder himself, Karan Soni. Expect dirty jokes, broken fourth walls, maybe some spandex and real, live unicorns! (Panel may not actually include mythical

Criterion Announces October 2018 Releases

A lot of good titles might put a scare in your wallet.
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In October, Criterion is releasing five titles in high-definition. They are Rainer Werner Fassbinder Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Hal Ashby's Shampoo, and Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride. Getting HD upgrades are Brian De Palma's Sisters and Cornel Wilde's The Naked Prey. Read on to learn more about them. The Naked Prey (#415) out Oct 2 Glamorous leading man turned idiosyncratic auteur Cornel Wilde created in the 1960s and ’70s a handful of gritty, violent explorations of the nature of man, none more memorable than The Naked Prey. In the early nineteenth century, after an ivory-hunting safari offends a

Ingmar Bergman's Cinema in Honor of His 100th Birthday

A 30-disc Collector's Edition box set contains 39 films and a 248-page book available on Blu-ray November 20, 2018.
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Press release: Ingmar Bergman, the visionary storyteller who startled generations of art-house moviegoers with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical questions, was born on July 14, 1918. In honor of the legendary Swedish filmmaker's one hundredth birthday, the Criterion Collection is launching an array of releases and programming to celebrate this incomparable body of work. At the heart of this centennial celebration is Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, a thirty-Blu-ray collector's edition box set, the most comprehensive collection of Bergman's work ever released on home video. Organized as a film festival-with opening and closing nights bookending double

Bonus Features Unveiled for Gravity Falls: The Complete Series Collector's Edition

Beloved Disney series available as a Complete Series Box Set on Blu-ray and DVD for the First Time July 24th, 2018 from Shout! Factory.
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Press release: The wait is over - the final list of bonus features for Gravity Falls: The Complete Series has been unveiled, and this exciting array of brand-new content is sure to keep fans of the series entertained well past the end of summer vacation! Available on Blu-ray and DVD, the complete series will be available in two editions. The Collector’s Edition will be a seven-disc box set that includes an entire disc of bonus features, including audio commentaries on all 40 episodes with series creator Alex Hirsch and members of the cast and crew; a new feature-length documentary “One

Criterion Announces September 2018 Releases

September is alright for upgrades.
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In September, some Criterion aficinados will have an opportunity to upgrade their favorite films as three of the five titles debut in high-definition. They are Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, Gregory La Cava's My Man Godfrey, and Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev New to the collection are Olivier Assayas' Cold Water and Daniel Petrie's A Raisin in the Sun. Read on to learn more about them. Scenes from a Marriage (#229) out Sept 4 Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne and Johan, tracking their relationship through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent

Tom Baker's Complete First Season of Doctor Who on Blu-ray for the First Time with over 17 Hours of Bonus Content

The season is accompanied by extensive bonus features - over seventeen hours in total - with brand new exclusive material.
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Press release: The Fourth Doctor is heading to Blu-ray on June 19, 2018 in Doctor Who: Tom Baker Complete Season One from the home entertainment division of BBC Studios, featuring over five and a half hours of all-new exclusive bonus content. The earliest adventures of the beloved Classic-era Fourth Doctor - Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen - have been restored for Blu-ray and are available in one collection for the very first time. The Ark in Space was previously reviewed by Greg Barbrick, who wrote that “it is

Criterion Announces August 2018 Releases

See what's coming before the kids head back to school.
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In August, Criterion is releasing five titles. New to the collection are Robert M. Young's The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Susan Seidelman's Smithereens, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's Memories of Underdevelopment and a high-definition upgrade of Ernst Lubitsch’s Heaven Can Wait. Read on to learn more about them. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (#940) out Aug 14 Forced to run from the Texas Rangers after a heated misunderstanding leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days. Producer-star Edward

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