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Mad Buddies out in Blu-ray

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Leon Shuster’s biggest film to date – Mad Buddies – will be available on DVD and high-definition Blu-ray across South Africa from today.

Helena Spring and Leon Schuster are proud to announce the Home Entertainment release of the biggest local film of 2012 to date, Leon Schuster’s Mad Buddies, on DVD and stunning high definition Blu-ray nationwide, on 17 September 2012.

South African movie-goers have flocked to cinemas since the release of Mad Buddies in June and kept the local comedy in the Local Box Office top 10 for 11 weeks. In celebration of the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray, fans will get 3 very special opportunities to meet some of the cast as they embark on a 2-city meet and greet tour.

On 29 September, Schuster (‚’Boetie’) and co-stars Kenneth Nkosi (‚’Beast’) and Alfred Ntombela (‚’Minister Mda’), will visit Look and Listen Clearwater Mall and C.N.A. The Glen Shopping Centre where fans will be able to not only purchase the film, but get pictures and an autograph from the cast! Sunday 30 September sees Leon and Alfred hitting Musica Mega Store in Canal Walk, Cape Town.

Following their first nationwide tour in support of the theatrical release of Mad Buddies, which took the comedic actors to Witbank, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, the cast are equally excited to be sharing the next phase in the film’s journey. Says Schuster, ‚’Mad Buddies was so well received by local audiences and this is just one way we can show our appreciation for all their support!’

The Meet and Greet times:

Saturday 29 September: Look and Listen, Clearwater Mall, Cnr Hendrik Potgieter Drive

& Christian de Wet Road, Strubensvalley, from 11:00 12:30

Cast in attendance: Leon Schuster, Alfred Ntombela, Kenneth Nkosi

Saturday 29 September: C.N.A, The Glen Shopping Centre, Cnr Orpen & Letaba Streets, Oakdene, Johannesbugr, from 14:00 15:30

Cast in attendance: Leon Schuster, Alfred Ntombela, Kenneth Nkosi

Sunday 30 September: Musica Mega Store, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century

Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town 13:00 14:30

Cast in attendance: Leon Schuster, Alfred Ntombela

*(Times subject to change)

In Mad Buddies, sworn enemies, Boetie (Schuster) and Beast, played by Kenneth Nkosi (Jerusalema, Tsotsi, White Wedding), are forced to embark on a road trip as unwitting subjects of a new TV reality show, devised by a gorgeous TV Producer, Kelsey, played by Tanit Phoenix (Spud, Straight Outta Benoni). On camera, with the whole of South Africa in on the joke, the pair comes unstuck at every stage of this hilarious journey until they discover that they have been conned and join forces to exact revenge. Mad Buddies also stars long-time Schuster collaborator Alfred Ntombela as Mr Mda, the Minister of Tourism, is Directed by Gray Hofmeyr and Produced by Helena Spring. The DVD and Blu-ray‚Ñ¢ discs will also contain new bonus features, including a never-before-seen alternative ending!

Mad Buddies, released under the Touchstone Pictures banner, will release nationwide on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 17 September 2012.

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Timberlake to headline iTunes London festival

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Apple has announced that Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson and Jessie J are among the headliners at this year’s iTunes Festival in London.

Running every night in September at the Roundhouse, the iTunes Festival features more than 60 acts performing at the legendary venue.

Performances can be watched live or on-demand by millions of iOS users around the world on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, as well as by music fans with iTunes on their computer or in stunning HD with Apple TV. Tickets are free for competition winners only.

Music fans from across the world, including the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Japan and Mexico can win tickets to the iTunes Festival through competitions run by local media partners. In the UK, fans can win tickets using the iTunes Festival app and the iTunes Store as well as select media partners including Channel 4, Global Radio and Metro.

Sir Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse and Crowded House played the first iTunes Festival at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2007. Since then over 370 artists have performed in front of more than 370,000 fans and tens of millions more online and on television. Other performers have included Adele, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Jack White and Oasis. Performances are available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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New PS games ready for download

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Sony has announced its June line-up for PlayStation Plus subscribers, including Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and two new catalogue releases, Demon’s Souls and ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection.

Immerse yourself in the ancient world of Amalur and its 10,000 years of magical history in the action-packed tale Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, created by acclaimed New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore. Take destiny into your own hands as you combat your way through this vast and vibrant world as envisioned by the visionary creator of Spawn and much-admired artist, Todd McFarlane.

In Demon’s Souls you are summoned by a mysterious maiden as the last hope for humanity to take on a mighty demon horde that has taken over the kingdom of Boletaria, after a terrible curse was mistakenly unleashed by King Allant the XII whilst in search of greater powers. Prepare for a battle that has so far defeated all other realm champions as you set out on this epic journey to save the Kingdom from a fate worse than death.

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection brings two exciting worlds to PS Plus ready for fans to explore. Adopt the role of ICO, a young boy who finds himself imprisoned by the people of his village inside the walls of a menacing castle before joining forces with a young girl named Yorda as she attempts to escape in ICO. Take on the role of a young man named Wander in Shadow of the Colossus as you journey through an enchanted land, battling 16 enormous beasts known as the Colossi in order to restore the life of a girl named Mono, whose soul is trapped in this haunting world.

For gamer’s on-the-go, grab your PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) and transport yourself to lush forests in the cartoon-quality action title Rayman Origins. Alternatively, weave through airborne mazes as you avoid falling coconuts in Coconut Dodge HD, both available on PS Plus from 5th June.

PS Plus provides subscribers with access to top-rated games on PS3 and PS Vita, extending the service to two platforms for a single price for a one-year subscription. Additionally, 90 day subscriptions are also available giving user’s access to the same fantastic titles and great PlayStation Store discounts.

PS Plus subscribers receive an array of exclusive features, including 2GB cloud storage (1G for PS3 & 1G for PS Vita) for game saves. Automatic updates and beta access, as well as a huge collection of exclusive dynamic themes and PlayStation Network avatars, makes PS Plus the place to be in 2013.

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