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The Digital Wire Blu-ray/DVD Release News: Aliens, Bigfoot, Jack Nicholson, Metallica
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Welcome back to another edition of The Digital Wire. For this week’s roundup of the coolest upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release news, we have a sorely neglected summer sci-fi thrill ride, an epic documentary about one of the world’s greatest heavy metal bands, a Bigfoot movie made by a stand-up comedian, a pair of obscure westerns starring a baby-faced Jack Nicholson, and an Oscar-winning comedy starring Dustin Hoffman in drag.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power.

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HBO Cancels ‘Luck’ After Death Of Third Horse
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Just a month and a half ago it was announced that HBO had ordered a second season for their horse racing drama Luck. Now HBO has announced that production on the show, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, has been shut down permanently.

The decision comes on the heels of an incident which saw the euthanization of a horse—the third such incident in just a little over one season. The show was in the middle of filming the second episode of their second season when the latest accident occurred. At first the plan was to just film scenes without any horses involved, but clearly no adequate solutions to solve the problem were figured out.

You can read a statement released by HBO from producers David Milch and Michael Mann below.

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HBO Gives Dustin Hoffman Drama ‘Luck’ A Season 2
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HBO has announced that they have ordered a second season of their brand new series, Luck.

The show, which officially premiered just this past Sunday, follows the behind-the-scenes happenings of the world of horse racing and gambling. It stars Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man) and Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides, Warrior), and comes from Heat and Collateral director Michael Mann, as well as Deadwood creator and writer David Milch.

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Teaser For HBO and Michael Mann’s ‘Luck’ Hits
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Michael Mann and horse racing. A pair not often uttered in the same breath.

However, HBO is hoping to change that with Mann’s upcoming TV series, Luck. Starring Nick Nolte and Dustin Hoffman, the new series is set to hit TV sets in 2012, and in light of its impending debut, the network has released a brief, but fantastic, teaser for the hotly anticipated series.

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Dustin Hoffman Makes Last-Minute Return For ‘Little Fockers’
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Not many people are all that excited about Little Fockers, the third title in the series that includes Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. Sure the movies are good lighthearted comedies you can watch with your family, and that’s likely to continue here as well, but there doesn’t seem to be much of a buzz surrounding the new installment.

One of the major reasons why people have not being excited about Little Fockers seems to be because every actor was coming back except one, and that one was Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman was a new addition to the second movie, but quickly became the most popular character with his strange, free-flowing hippy persona. If a third movie was going to be made his involvement would make it a lot easier to accept, but scheduling and financial complications seemed to doom that hope.

Thankfully some time has passed, and it has been revealed that thanks to some last-minute re-shoots and successful discussions, Dustin Hoffman will be filming a few scenes in the movie after all.

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