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‘Black Swan’ dances to Blu-ray, DVD

BY Allison Cerra

LOS ANGELES — The critically acclaimed film that captivated and horrified moviegoers this year is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Starring Natalie Portman in her Academy Award-winning role, "Black Swan" will debut on Blu-ray and DVD March 29. Both formats contain the "Metamorphosis: A Three-Part Series," a feature containing behind-the-scenes looks at the filmmaking process and interviews with the cast and director Darren Aronofsky. The "Black Swan" Blu-ray includes an inside look at the film’s costume and production design, as well as cast profiles and special interviews from Portman and Aronofsky.

"Black Swan" follows the twisted tale of Nina (Portman), a ballerina striving to become the star of the New York City Ballet’s production of "Swan Lake." But a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), also impresses the director and becomes Nina’s competition. Nina soon gets in touch with her reckless side, a part of her persona that threatens to destroy her.

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Safeway promotes Mir Aamir to customer loyalty, digital technologies president

BY Allison Cerra

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway has promoted Mir Aamir to lead Safeway’s loyalty programs and oversee digital and mobile efforts related to loyalty.

Aamir will serve as customer loyalty and digital technologies president, reporting to Diane Dietz, EVP and chief marketing officer. Aamir also will continue to be responsible for marketing strategies, shopper analytics and insights, club card strategies and pricing.

“Mir has been instrumental in building Safeway’s loyalty marketing capabilities and programs that focus on sales growth,” said Diane Dietz. “By enlarging his role and consolidating our loyalty building disciplines, we expect to further grow Safeway’s capacity to delight and connect with shoppers in an increasingly digital world.”

Mir joined Safeway in 2005 and has held leadership roles in marketing strategy, financial planning and analysis, shopper insights, targeted marketing and pricing, most recently as SVP marketing strategy and financial planning and analysis.

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ marks 40th anniversary with Blu-ray debut

BY Allison Cerra

LOS ANGELES — MGM Home Entertainment is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Academy Award-winning musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," with the film’s Blu-ray debut.

The "Fiddler on the Roof" tells the story of Tevye, a poor but soulful milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. The Blu-ray edition of the film includes audio commentary by director Norman Jewison and star Topol, as well as a deleted song, featurettes and historical background.

"Fiddler on the Roof" will arrive on Blu-ray April 5.

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