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Airplane! Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary with New Blu-ray Release July 21

Arrives with new special features, including new interviews with the directors and a Q&A recorded at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater.
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Press release: A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, AIRPLANE! celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020 with a brand-new Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line, as well as a limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook, both arriving on July 21, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Originally released in July of 1980, AIRPLANE! was a major hit and become a pop culture touchstone. Voted “one of the 10 funniest movies ever made” by the American Film Institute, the film continues to be widely referenced and quoted 40 years after its theatrical debut. The Paramount Presents Blu-ray and limited edition Steelbook each includes the newly remastered

Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season Is Flying onto Blu-ray & DVD on September 8, 2020

Contains all 19 exhilarating episodes from Season Five, plus all-new special features.
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Press release: Adventure awaits as one of TV’s favorite DC Super Heroes flies into homes with the release of Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Fans can purchase the sets which, in addition to all 19 super-powered episodes from season five, also contains The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes and a gag reel. A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. Supergirl: The Complete Fifth

Time Jump to 9/22 to Own DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray & DVD

The world’s most epic race against time continues.
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Press release: The fate of the world is in their hands as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22, 2020. Suit up for all 15 captivating one-hour episodes from the fifth season, plus enjoy the epic extra content including a post-production featurette, deleted scenes and a gag reel. A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at $24.98

The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season - The Electrifying Season Comes to Blu-ray & DVD on August 25th

Contains all 19 electrifying episodes plus a never-before-seen “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” episode with commentary.
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Press release: Just in time for the seventh season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, fans will be zooming into stores to pick up The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 25, 2020. Averaging over 1.8 million viewers weekly, viewers will be able to speed-watch all 19 gripping episodes from the #1 series on The CW, plus a never-before-seen “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” episode with commentary by showrunner/ executive producer Eric Wallace. Other special features include: The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego

Criterion Announces August 2020 Releases

Spend your hot August nights with these titles.
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As the dog days of summer continue, Criterion has these offerings to help you beat the heat. They are the previously reported The Complete Films of Agnès Varda, Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker's Town Bloody Hall, Paul Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers, and Jean Renoir's Toni. Also given a Blu-ray upgrade is Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum. Read on to learn more about them. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (#177) out Aug 4 When a young woman spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins.

Studio Ghibli Steelbooks 'Kiki's Delivery Service' & 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' Out August 25 from GKIDS, Shout! Factory

Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.
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Press release: Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on August 25, 2020 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers. With this release, two films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the

Audible & DC Announce Release Date and Powerhouse Cast for Highly Anticipated 'The Sandman'

James McAvoy leads outstanding ensemble in first-ever audio adaptation.
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Press release: Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, today announced the star-studded cast of the first-ever, exclusive audio adaptation of New York Times best-selling graphic novel series, The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC. Adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs and narrated by Gaiman, who serves as creative director and executive producer, the powerhouse cast is led by James McAvoy in the title role of Dream and includes Riz Ahmed, Justin Vivian Bond, Arthur Darvill, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Morton, Bebe

The Complete Films of Agnès Varda Available on Blu-ray August 11, 2020

Fifteen-disc collector's set includes all 39 features, shorts, and documentaries, 200-page book, and more.
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Press release: We're celebrating the boundless creative vision of Agnès Varda with a comprehensive collection of her genre-blurring, culture-shaping films. Bringing together all thirty-nine of her features, shorts, and documentaries for the first time, this fifteen-Blu-ray box set also contains extensive special features- many created by Varda herself- including introductions to the films, interviews with and tributes from family and friends, once-banned and unfinished works, behind-the-scenes footage, archival programs, and more. The edition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated 200-page book, with notes on the films and essays on Varda's life and work, as well as a selection of her

Scream Factory Presents Universal Horror Collection Vol. 5 on Blu-ray June 16, 2020

Women, apes, and science. What could go wrong?
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Press release: The collection includes four tales of terror from the archives of Universal Pictures, the true home of classic horror. A mobster's brain is transplanted into an ape who carries out his revenge in The Monster And The Girl. A mad scientist turns an ape into a beautiful, but deadly woman in Captive Wild Woman. Jungle Woman, the sequel to Captive Wild Woman, is an eerie thriller with all the danger of wild animals on the loose and a sexy killer on the prowl! And in The Jungle Captive, a scientist has experimented on re-animating animals ... but now

'Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire' Original Video Game Soundtrack to be Released on LP for the First Time Via Varèse Sarabande Records

As part of the Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, a full soundtrack was composed by Joel McNeely and recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
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Press release: May the 4th be with you! In celebration of Star Wars Day, Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming special release of the Original Video Game Soundtrack for Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by GRAMMY-nominated composer Joel McNeely. The soundtrack will be released for the first time on LP and reissued on CD on August 7, 2020, exclusively from Varèse Sarabande Records. Pre-order for LP and CD are available now. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was developed and published by LucasArts for Nintendo 64 on December 3, 1996, and sold one million copies in

Batwoman: The Complete First Season Available on Blu-ray & DVD August 18, 2020

Contains all 20 exhilarating episodes from the first season, plus all-new special features.
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Press release: The future of Gotham is in her hands with the release of Batwoman: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on August 18, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride with all 20 episodes from the first season, plus The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes and a gag reel. A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. Batwoman: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $39.99

Def Leppard: London to Vegas Available in Multiple Formats on May 29, 2020

Features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood.
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Press release: On May 29, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present legendary British Rock ‘N’ Roll icons and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Def Leppard: London to Vegas. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood. Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2 captures Def Leppard celebrating the groundbreaking Hysteria, one of their two diamond-certified 10x platinum albums (the other being Pyromania). Performed in its entirety before a ravenous sold-out crowd, this momentous homecoming event is made all the more powerful

The Cremator is the Pick of the Week

A disturbing, but highly underrated 1969 once-banned black comedy tops a new week of interesting releases.
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The now-ancient Czech New Wave was a limited, but highly influential cinema movement that took place from 1963 to 1968. In 1968, during the Prague Spring, the movement came to a disastrous end after the country's new hardened government came into play and destroyed the liberation that it was so famous for, and caused the most celebrated directors, such as Milos Forman and Jan Nemec, to flee while others who remained saw their films censored and banned. Despite this rather unfortunate event, the movement unleashed incredible works of art that contained dark humor, sheer absurdity, and even elements of surrealism,

Criterion Announces July 2020 Releases

Celebrate United States independence and movies this July.
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With no sports this summer, folks will have more time to watch movies at home, so it's a good thing Criterion has some titles coming to the collection in July. They are the previously reported Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits, Byron Haskin's The War of the Worlds, and Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story. Also given Blu-ray upgrades are Preston Sturges’s The Lady Eve and Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry. Read on to learn more about them. The War of the Worlds (#1037) out Jul 7 A mysterious, meteorlike object has landed in a small California town. All clocks have stopped. A

The Criterion Collection Tribute to Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits, A Seven-Disc Collectors Set of Five Kung-Fu Classics, Available on Blu-ray July 14

A collection of high-flying classics from the ultimate fighter, whose unmatched persona and influence in cinema live on.
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Press release: The Criterion Collection couldn't be more excited to announce our tribute to the life and work of the iconic Bruce Lee with five dazzling, action-packed kung-fu landmarks starring the international martial-arts legend. Capturing Lee at the height of his artistry and superstardom, this seven-disc Blu-ray box set is loaded with special features, including alternate versions of the films, interviews with Lee's collaborators and admirers, documentaries about his life and philosophies, commentaries, promotional materials, and so much more! Coming this July, Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits is a collection of high-flying classics from the ultimate fighter, whose unmatched persona

Army of Darkness: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack New Release Dates

CD available Today, April 10; Double LP available on Record Store Day, June 20.
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Press release: This double LP or single disc CD soundtrack for Sam Raimi's 1990's classic Army of Darkness film (a continuation of Raimi's Evil Dead series, which also starred Bruce Campbell as Ash) features the original cover graphics with new notes and images, and a newly remastered score by composer Joe LoDuca. Years later, LoDuca continued to score Evil Dead projects through the Starz series, Ash vs The Evil Dead, which ran from 2015-2018. Army of Darkness is musically distinct, however, in having a secondary composer contribution: Danny Elfman's (Batman, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Simpsons) killer theme "March of the

Guy Ritchie's The Gentleman Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD 4/21

This engaging and unpredictable film is available now on Digital and lighting up on On Demand April 14, 2020.
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Press release: Get lit in the stylish ensemble caper, The Gentleman, a star-studded, sophisticated action-comedy written and directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch). This engaging and unpredictable film is available now on Digital, lighting up on On Demand April 14, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on April 21, 2020, from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Set in the underworld cannabis industry in London, Ritchie makes a grand return to his signature, kinetic style, enthralling and surprising audiences with every scene, made even more dynamic by the performances of its star-powered ensemble cast. The home

Impractical Jokers: The Movie Gets Early Digital Release on April 1

The movie combines a fictional narrative with real life footage of over-the-top punishments and callbacks to classic moments from the series.
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Press release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing the pranks into homes this April Fool’s Day with the early digital release of Impractical Jokers: The Movie on April 1, 2020, only five weeks after its successful theatrical debut. The film, an extension of the wildly successful Impractical Jokers series, was directed by Chris Henchy (Daddy’s Home, “Eastbound & Down”). A truTV original production and produced by Funny Or Die, Impractical Jokers: The Movie carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital ($24.99 in Canada) and is rated PG-13. “Impractical Jokers raised the stakes bringing their hijinks to the

The Good Place: The Complete Series (Collector's Edition) Comes to Blu-ray May 19, 2020

All 53 episodes from the NBC series will come to Blu-ray in a 9-disc set.
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Press release: Welcome! Everything is fine. The complete series of the fan-favorite comedy hit The Good Place makes its Blu-ray debut on May 19, 2020, courtesy Shout! Factory. All 53 episodes from the NBC series will come to Blu-ray in a 9-disc set, complete with bonus features including the series finale after show and extended episodes, with footage not seen on television. What happens when we die? It’s a question everyone has asked, since the beginning of time. But when Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars) dies tragically, she finds out that the afterlife is amazing: full of frozen yogurt,

Criterion Announces June 2020 Releases

Need some good news? Here are a few releases to which you can look forward.
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With all that's taking place in the world, Criterion offers something to look forward to by announcing their June releases. They are Paul Mazursky's An Unmarried Woman, Buster Keaton's The Cameraman, Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Elem Klimov's Come and See, and given a Blu-ray upgrade Kon Ichikawa’s Tokyo Olympiad. Read on to learn more about them. An Unmarried Woman (#1032) out Jun 9 One woman’s journey of self-discovery brings about a warmly human cultural conversation about female liberation, in this wonderfully frank, funny chronicle of changing 1970s sexual politics by Paul Mazursky. When her husband of

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool Available in Multiple Formats on April 10

With bonus Montreux Jazz Festival footage from 1973, 1984, and 1985.
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Press release: Following a successful theatrical run, grossing over $1 million at the box office, Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool - produced by Firelight Films for Eagle Rock Entertainment and American Masters Pictures in association with BBC Music - will be released as a Blu-ray+DVD and 2DVD with bonus Montreux concert footage and a 16-page hardcover book, as well as digital formats on April 10. A historic pillar of music history, Miles Davis is wholly revered for his immeasurable contributions as a trumpet player, bandleader, and composer. This consummate innovator and trendsetter not only broke evolutionary ground in jazz

Fatal Attraction, To Catch A Thief, and King Creole Will Be First Titles in New 'Paramount Presents' Blu-ray Line on April 21

New banner to be used for specialty Blu-ray releases of remastered films and limited runs of classic titles in select theaters.
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Press release: Paramount Pictures announced today that it will introduce a new “Paramount Presents” label to recognize and celebrate films from the studio’s vast and storied library. The “Paramount Presents” banner will be used for a new line of collectible Blu-ray Discs incorporating a curated selection of enduringly popular movies, as well as films that had a cultural impact upon their release. The label will also be used to bring classic films to select theaters for limited theatrical runs so audiences can experience them again on the big screen. “Paramount’s library represents over a century of filmmaking and includes some

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Coming to Digital (5/5) & 4K/Blu-ray/DVD (5/19)

An epic story of supernatural proportions.
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Press release: The World’s Greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid - with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance - in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 5, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 19, 2020. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be accompanied by the all-new DC Showcase animated short, Adam Strange.

Criterion Announces May 2020 Releases

Six titles in May.
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Hold off on that summer vacation budget because Criterion will be releasing six titles in May. They are John Sturges's The Great Escape; Dorothy Arzner's Dance, Girl, Dance; Paul Dano's Wildlife; John Cassavetes's Husbands; Scorsese Stories, a compilation of five early short films by Martin Scorsese; and given a Blu-ray upgrade Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales collection. Read on to learn more about them. Six Moral Tales (#342) out May 5 The multifaceted, deeply personal work of Eric Rohmer has had an effect on cinema unlike any other. One of the founding critics of the history-making Cahiers du cinéma, Rohmer

Howl's Moving Castle & Ponyo Arrive in Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray+DVD May 12, 2020

From GKIDS and distributed by Shout!Factory comes acclaimed animated features from Studio Ghibli.
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Press release: Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on May 12 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. The Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo SteelBooks will house Blu-ray & DVD combo packs, presenting the films alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers. With this release, films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the first time in North

The Righteous Gemstones: The Complete First Season out on DVD 4/14

Featuring all nine episodes from Danny McBride’s latest hilarious comedy plus bonus content.
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Press release: Danny McBride returns and reunites the creative team behind Vice Principals and Eastbound and Down with HBO’s latest hit comedy The Righteous Gemstones. Ahead of the show’s second season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is set to release The Righteous Gemstones: The Complete First Season on DVD April 14, 2020 for $24.98 SRP ($29.98 SRP in Canada). The two-disc set features all nine hilarious episodes plus an “Invitation to the Set” bonus feature. In addition to McBride, the comedic cast stars many familiar faces as series regulars including John Goodman (Roseanne, Treme), Edi Patterson (Vice Principals), Adam Devine (Pitch

Infinity Train: Book One Comes to DVD on April 21

With puzzles and perils awaiting them in every car, and the relentless Steward on their trail, will Tulip ever find a way off the train and return home?
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Press release: Created by Owen Dennis (former writer and storyboard artist from Regular Show), Cartoon Network’s mysterious and critically acclaimed series Infinity Train: Book One will be released on DVD on April 21, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Go on a journey will all 10 episodes from the first season and bring home some extra magic with over an hour of epic bonus features including commentaries, documentaries, animatics, and more! Infinity Train: Book One DVD is priced to own at $14.97 SRP ($16.99 in Canada). Join Tulip on a mind-bending journey aboard the mysterious Infinity Train, alongside her companions

Criterion Announces April 2020 Releases

Criterion rides again with five titles.
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In April, Criterion adds four titles to the collection. They are George Marshall's Destry Rides Again, Juraj Herz's The Cremator, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Miranda July's Me and You and Everyone We Know. Also available will be a Blu-ray upgrade of Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows. Read on to learn more about them. Army of Shadows (#385) out Apr 7 The most personal film by the underworld poet Jean-Pierre Melville, who had participated in the French Resistance himself, this tragic masterpiece, based on a novel by Joseph Kessel, recounts the struggles and sacrifices of those who fought

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Present Beloved Elseworlds Tale 'Superman: Red Son'

Coming February 25, 2020 to Digital; arriving March 17, 2020 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, & Blu-ray Combo Pack.
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Press release: What if the Man of Steel was raised behind the Iron Curtain? So begins DC’s acclaimed Elseworlds story, Superman: Red Son, now the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives - along with a new DC Showcase animated short, Phantom Stranger - from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting February 25, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 17, 2020. Superman: Red Son will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP;

Criterion Announces March 2020 Releases

Spring brings four additions and two HD upgrades.
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March Madness happens for movies in addition to basketball as Criterion releases six titles. The four new additions to the collection are Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, John M. Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven, James Whale's Show Boat, and Barbra Streisand's The Prince of Tides. Also available will be Blu-ray upgrades of Mikhail Kalatozov's The Cranes Are Flying and David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin's Salesman. Read on to learn more about them. Salesman (#122) out Mar 10 This radically influential portrait of American dreams and disillusionment from Direct Cinema pioneers David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin captures, with indelible

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