had an Easter egg hunt on the set but didn't find all the eggs. Consequently keen eyed film fans are still able to spot these eggs in the back ground of many of the film's scenes. Since then, any hidden items in movies have been called
(PRWEB) March 31, 2009
On the run up to Easter, and as a treat to all film fans, the movie and game experts at Blockbuster.co.uk have done their research and uncovered the best Easter Eggs to be found on DVDs. DVD Easter Eggs are hidden special features that are intended to be found through a thorough search of the movie menus. They often take the form of extra interviews with the cast, screen tests and blooper out-takes. Often funny, always difficult to find, Blockbuster have produced the definitive guide to ten of the best Easter Eggs out there.
In 1975 the film crew working on The Rocky Horror Picture Show" had an Easter egg hunt on the set but didn't find all the eggs. Consequently keen eyed film fans are still able to spot these eggs in the back ground of many of the film's scenes. Since then, any hidden items in movies have been called "Easter Eggs" and this has now expanded to include hidden extras on DVDs, software, TV shows, music, books, art and video games.
Blockbuster have placed Universal Pictures' Wanted at the top of their top 10 list due to the innovative way that the Easter Eggs on the DVD and Blu-ray benefit players of the new Wanted game - Wanted: Weapons of Fate, available on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Fans of the game can unlock extra levels, characters and game modes by entering in codes found on the Blu-ray and DVD Easter Eggs.
These exclusive extras can only be found through these special Easter Eggs and really add to the features of the game. If that wasn't enough, an additional Easter Egg found only on the game, unlocks exclusive content on the DVD / Blu-ray movie editions starring Wanted star James McAvoy.
Other titles included in the roundup include Rocky where fans can unlock a five minute clip of Sylvester Stallone interviewing himself (!) and Spider-Man which unlocks a clip of villain 'Doc Ock' singing Fiddler on the Roof. To help unravel the hidden treats for these movies, the list includes full instructions on how to access the extra features. Entertainment for the whole family.
Most of the Easter Eggs featured in Blockbuster.co.uk's Top 10 can be found on the menu screens of the DVD bonus discs which mean that those people renting these films can only rent these through Blockbuster online and in-store.
A point supported by a recent review written by independent DVD Rental comparision site Choosedvdrental.co.uk who awarded Blockbuster.co.uk a full five stars.
"Blockbuster DVD Rental wins the cash and prizes for being the only DVD rental company that includes bonus discs as part of a single rental. Other DVD rental services will count bonus discs as a separate rental -- or won't include them at all. Any movie nerd - and we're the first to lay claim to that title -- will appreciate the real value of this. After all, bonus discs are part of the whole DVD experience."
The reviewer went on to say - "More importantly though, Blockbuster DVD rental pretty much leads the pack when it comes to customer satisfaction and title turnaround putting them at the very pinnacle of the UK's DVD rental market"
Wanted:Weapons of Fate is available to buy online for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 from Blockbuster.co.uk, or rent as part of a Blockbuster Online Xtra rental plan. Alternatively rent or buy in any Blockbuster High Street store. Those that buy in-store will also get a copy of the DVD to unlock the extra Easter Egg levels FREE (while stocks last).
The Easter Egg roundup will be available for browsing at Blockbuster.co.uk until 1st May 2009.
Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI and BBI.B) was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1985 and is a leading global provider of in-home rental, retail movie and game entertainment.
In 20 years, Blockbuster has grown from a single video rental store to nearly 9000 company-operated and franchised stores throughout the United States, its territories and 23 other countries.
The first Blockbuster store in the UK opened in March 1989 (Walworth Road, London) and the UK is now the largest Blockbuster business outside the US, with over 700 stores and about 4.2 million member accounts. Blockbuster.co.uk has over 1 million registered members and about 750,000 newsletter subscribers.
Blockbuster's goal is to be a complete source for movies and games, and the company is continually looking for ways to offer its customers more value, choice and convenience. To this end, in September 2002, Blockbuster UK introduced its online DVD rental service. This service has grown and now allows customers to have access to almost every DVD available in the UK.
Blockbuster.co.uk provides the latest releases and also gives its customers much more choice from classic titles, foreign films, music DVDs, interactive game DVDs, language DVDs and popular TV series.