Friday, May 29, 2020

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.

Arrives on Blu-ray July 21, 2020 with New Special Features, Including New Interviews with the Directors and a Q&A Recorded at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater

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 film from a 4K transfer supervised by writers/directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, a new Filmmaker Focus on the directors, a new Q&A with the directors recorded at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood in January 2020, and an isolated music score by Elmer Bernstein.  The discs also include previously released audio commentary with the directors and producer Jon Davison.

Robert Hays stars as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning.  The all-star cast also includes Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  The outrageous comedy spoof skewers airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials…and everything else in its path.

Additional titles available in the Paramount Presents collection on Blu-ray include: Fatal AttractionKing CreoleTo Catch a ThiefFlashdanceDays of Thunder and Pretty In Pink. This collectible line spans celebrated classics to film-lover favorites, each from the studio’s renowned library.  Every Paramount Presents release features never-before-seen bonus content and exclusive collectible packaging.

Produced and written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch, the beloved teen classic PRETTY IN PINK is the latest addition to the Paramount Presents line.

Newly Remastered Film Arrives on Blu-ray for the First Time Ever June 16, 2020

Produced and written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch, the beloved teen classic PRETTY IN PINK is the latest addition to the Paramount Presents line.  Newly remastered from a 4K transfer supervised by Deutch, the film arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever June 16, 2020.

Designed for collectors and fans, the Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc™ line showcases the studio’s renowned library, from film-lover favorites to celebrated classics. Presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the original theatrical poster, and an interior spread with key movie moments, the PRETTY IN PINK Blu-ray also includes a new Filmmaker Focus with director Howard Deutch and, for the first time, the film’s isolated score track from composer Michael Gore.  Also included is the previously released featurette “THE LOST DANCE: The Original Ending.”

Teen sensations Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles,The Breakfast Club) and Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo’s Fire) drew rave reviews for their starring performances in this timeless love story. Andie (Ringwald) is a high school girl from the other side of town. Blane (McCarthy) is the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it’s threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure.  The film also stars Jon Cryer, James Spader, Harry Dean Stanton, and Annie Potts and features a phenomenal new wave soundtrack, including the title track by the Psychedelic Furs.

Additional titles available in the Paramount Presents collection on Blu-ray include: Fatal AttractionKing CreoleTo Catch a ThiefFlashdance and Days of Thunder.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

HBO MAX REVEALS KEY SEART FOR DOOM PATROL SEASON TWO

HBO Max’s Key Art for season two of the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed DC UNIVERSE series Doom Patrol has been revealed. Doom Patrolseason one is currently available to stream in its entirety on HBO Max and DC UNIVERSE. Season two premieres Thursday, June 25 on HBO Max and DC UNIVERSE.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The World’s Most Epic Race Against Time Continues

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: 
The Complete Fifth Season 

Time Jump to September 22, 2020To Own the Blu-Ray™ and DVD

Blu-ray also includes a Limited-Edition Bonus Disc 
with All Five Episodes of the DC Crossover Event: 
Crisis on Infinite Earths and 6 Crossover Bonus Features!

BURBANK, CA (May 27, 2020) –The fate of the world is in their hands as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season onBlu-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 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($39.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. Only). DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
 
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow follows a group of misfit heroes as they fight, talk, and sing their way through protecting the timeline from aberrations, anomalies, and anything else that threatens to mess with history. After saving the world via the power of song and themed entertainment in last season’s finale, the Legends are major celebrities. Some struggle with the transition from lovable losers to A-list stars, while others start letting fame go to their heads. When a documentary crew decides to film the Legends in action, distracting them from their original mission, Astra Logue frees history’s most notorious villains from Hell in a bid for power. It’s up to the Legends to forgo fame and stop these reanimated souls (who they quickly dub “Encores”) from wreaking havoc on the timeline, whether it’s Rasputin popping out of his coffin and trying to become an immortal tsar or Marie Antoinette (and her head) turning the French Revolution into a deadly, non-stop party.

“After five strong seasons, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow continues to score in ratings andranks as one of top series for The CW,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. "Embrace the weird, and get ready to binge on wild plot twists and compassionate storytelling from the unique “Legends,” as well as unbelievable bonus content that will keep you engaged for hours!”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.Featuring all 15 episodes from the fifth season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only). 
 
DC's Legends of Tomorrow stars Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns), Caity Lotz (Arrow, Mad Men), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (The Originals), Tala Ashe (The Flash, The Carrie Diaries), Jes Macallan (Mistresses, Shameless), Courtney Ford (Dexter, Supernatural, True Blood), and Olivia Swann (Doctors), with Nick Zano (The Final Destination) and Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, The Flash), with a special appearance by Matt Ryan (Constantine) reprising his popular role as John Constantine. Based on the DC characters, DC's Legends of Tomorrow is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Batwoman, The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Black Lightning, Riverdale)Phil Klemmer (Chuck, Political Animals), Keto Shimizu (Arrow), Grainne Godfree (The Flash, Arrow) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Blindspot, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Riverdale).
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Deleted Scenes
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Post Production Theater (featurette)
  • Gag Reel
*Special Features are subject to change.

BLU-RAY BONUS DISC
  • All Five Epic Episodes of the DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earthsfrom Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Special Features:
  • Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend                    
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return                                 
  • Crisis Past and Present - Superman vs. Superman                           
  • Characters in Crisis: Pariah
  • Crisis Management
  • Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor

15 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Five
  2. Meet The Legends
  3. Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me
  4. Slay Anything
  5. A Head of Her Time
  6. Mortal Khanbat
  7. Mr. Parker's Cul-de-Sac
  8. Romeo V Juliet: Dawn of Justness
  9. Zari, Not Zari
  10. The Great British Fake Off
  11. Ship Broken
  12. Freaks & Greeks
  13. I Am Legends
  14. The One Where We're Trapped on TV
  15. Swan Thong

DIGITAL
The fifth season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including iTunes, Amazon Video, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs (available in the U.S.) for redemption and cloud storage.
 

And so it begins...

And so it begins... HBO MAX launched today. Disney vs Warner Brothers. The mouse vs Bugs. If Sony joins the fray in a big way then it could truly become WW3 in Streamtopia, but I think the bigger question will be, how will this effect the big three; Netflix, Amazon and Hulu? Hulu is owned by Disney, but will it make a dent when the biggest content like The Handmaid’s Tale remains in Corona limbo like much of the industry. Both Netflix and Amazon benefit from being in the game longer, great original programming and higher profile content. Amazon is in my humble opinion the best deal in town with Prime Music on top of Prime Video and all the other goodies like free two-day shipping too. Honestly Amazon Prime’s movie library alone is second to none. So it should be interesting to see how this works out.
Mezco Toyz
PRESS RELEASE
One:12 Collective Wonder Woman

The One:12 Collective Wonder Woman is combat-ready, outfitted in a Themysciran battle suit with removable neck and shoulder armor, worn only by the most elite Amazonian warriors. The fearless demigoddess wears a cape with an integrated posing wire that attaches via a clasp at the neck. Man-made weaponry doesn’t stand a chance – bullets ricochet right off her wrist bracelets with the included effects that attach via magnet. Wonder Woman is well-equipped to fight for justice, complete with the Sword of Athena, Lasso of Truth which can be held on her belt, a battle axe, a spear, and a shield.
Wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, beautiful as Aphrodite, and swifter than Hermes, Princess Diana of Themyscira has made it her duty to lead by example and fight for peace. Wonder Woman stands as a symbol of truth, justice, and equality to people everywhere.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE WONDER WOMAN FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable hands including
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of lasso holding hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of sword holding hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)

 

COSTUME:

  • Royal Tiara
  • Fortified neck and shoulder armor (removable)
  • Reinforced torso armor
  • Wrist bracelets
  • Cape (removable, with integrated posing wire)
  • Belt with ‘W’ insignia
  • Skirt • Shin armor
  • Combat boots

 

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) Lasso of Truth (poseable)
  • One (1) coiled Lasso of Truth (attaches to belt)
  • One (1) Sword of Athena
  • One (1) battle axe
  • One (1) spear
  • One (1) shield
  • Three (3) Ricocheting bullet FX (attaches magnetically to wrist bracelets)
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Wonder figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Wonder Woman is available for preorder at https://mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-wonder-woman.

HBO MAX LAUNCHES TODAY

Groundbreaking Streaming Bundle Curates 100 Years Of Iconic And Beloved Warnermedia Programming, New Original Content, And Fan-Favorite Acquired Franchises & Films

Sign Up Today For $14.99/Month at HBOMax.com or via Participating Partners
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 27, 2020 – WarnerMedia’s highly anticipated streaming platform, HBO Max, has officially launched today, featuring a leading collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia’s legendary catalog and a roster of new Max Originals, plus fan-favorite acquired franchises and films. The launch of HBO Max is the culmination of efforts over the past year to bring the best of WarnerMedia together to launch a new streaming offering, following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. HBO Max has an unparalleled backing of distinct talent and industry leaders and demonstrates what can be accomplished when WarnerMedia’s celebrated brands come together.

This new direct-to-consumer experience features 10,000 hours of premium content including the entire HBOservice; motion picture and TV series from Warner Bros.’ 100-year content collection; highlights from New Line; catalog titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth and Looney Tunes Cartoons; a selection of classic films curated in partnership with TCM; along with a monthly offering of new Max Originals, guaranteeing something for everyone in the household. HBO Max is available starting today priced at $14.99/month from WarnerMedia.

“Today we are proud to introduce HBO Max – a dream that was created and nurtured by an incredible team of talented executives who dedicated the last year-and-a-half to making it a reality for consumers nationwide,” said Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer. “However, this is just the beginning of our journey. We will continue to innovate and evolve this one-of-a-kind platform that brings together beloved programming from across the WarnerMedia family and around the world, while also paving the way for the creative voices of tomorrow.”


Getting HBO Max
HBO Max is now widely available to consumers, including millions of existing HBO and HBO NOW subscribers who can access this greatly expanded offering at no extra cost.

Existing HBO NOW direct-billed customers, as well as those who are billed through AppleGoogle PlaySamsung, Optimum and Verizon Fios Internet will get instant access to HBO Max today at no extra cost, with the HBO NOW app automatically updating to the HBO Max app on supported devices.

Current HBO subscribers who get their service and are direct-billed through AT&TAT&T TVDIRECTVU-Verse TVCoxHuluOptimumSpectrum, SuddenlinkVerizon Fios TV and select independent cable, broadband, and telco providers through the NCTC like WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN and MCTV, among others, now also have access to HBO Max at no extra cost. Customers can download the HBO Max app and then elect to access it on supported devices or via desktop and log in using their existing provider’s username and password to unlock all of HBO Max.

New subscribers can sign up for HBO Max directly through HBOMax.com or through AT&T, DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, Apple, Cox, Google Play, Hulu, Optimum, Samsung Smart TV, Spectrum, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, and select independent cable, broadband and telco providers through the NCTC, including WOW!Atlantic Broadband, RCN and MCTV.  For a full list of providers, please click here.

Users can access HBO Max across a range of supported devices, including Android phones and tabletsAndroid TV including Sony Android TVs (2016 models and later), Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD), Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices, computers (Chromebooks, PC and Mac browsers), select Samsung Smart TVs (models 2016-2020), PlayStation 4 systems, and Xbox One. Please check here for updates as additional devices are added.

To explore all the ways to get HBO Max, visit:  www.hbomax.com/ways-to-get


Product Features
At launch, HBO Max will use screen real estate to encourage discovery and organize content into relevant, timely and personalized components. Viewers will see a sophisticated homepagegenre & category pageseditorialized landing pagespremium trays of curated content and HBO Max hubs which provide an easy on-ramp to discovery for brand-loyal viewers. Through Multi-User Profiles and features such as Continue WatchingMy List and My Downloads, viewers will enjoy a customized and personalized viewing experience.

HBO Max is designed to serve the whole family, creating distinct experiences for younger viewers through parental controls, which can be set to customize the kids' experience, and a PIN that can be set to “lock” kids into a walled garden experience. Content can also be downloaded to enjoy offline.


Max Originals
Max Originals available at launch include Love Life, On the Record, Legendary, Craftopia, Looney Tunes Cartoons and The Not-Too-Late Show with ElmoThroughout the summer, new Max Originals will debut, including Karmaan original second season of the critically acclaimed DC fan favorite Doom Patrolan original second season of Sesame Workshop’s animated series Esme & Roythe return of the critically beloved mystery comedy Search Party, the first of four animated specials of Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO, the three-part documentary series Expecting Amythe adult animated comedy Close Enoughthe 1988-set comedy Frayed, the heart-warming British animal rescue series The Dog House, the generational family docuseries The House of Ho, the animated children’s series Tig N’ Seek, and Seth Rogen’s feature length comedy An American Pickle.


HBO
The entire HBO service will be available on HBO Max, bolstering its status as the go-to place for high quality entertainment. HBO Max features classic HBO favorites like The SopranosSex and the City and The Wire, as well as recent hits, including Game of ThronesBig Little LiesVeep, Curb Your EnthusiasmBarry, WestworldSuccessionLast Week Tonight with John Oliver and so much more. HBO’s summer premieres will also be available on the platform at the same time as they debut on the HBO service, including I May Destroy You on June 7thPerry Mason, starring Emmy® winner Matthew Rhys, on June 21st; the six-part documentary series I’ll Be Gone in the Dark on June 28th; the fourth season of the anthology series Room 104 airing July 24th; and from Misha Green and executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, the drama series Lovecraft Country, debuting this August.


WarnerMedia Portfolio and Third-Party Acquisition Highlights
Highlights of the extensive WarnerMedia portfolio of library programming available starting today include the entire Friends library; the first season of TNT’s The Alienist; the first four seasons of truTV’s hit show Impractical Jokersas well as the libraries of The Big Bang TheoryRick and MortyRobot ChickenThe BoondocksThe BachelorThe Fresh Prince of Bel-AirCW shows such asBatwoman, Nancy Drew, and Katy Keene; the first season of DC’s Doom PatrolThe O.C.; Pretty Little Liars; the CNN catalogue of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown; and much more. Soon, the platform offering will continue to grow adding the libraries of Gossip Girl,The West Wingand more within the first year of launch.

In addition, HBO Max will offer third-party acquisitions including Doctor Who (Seasons 1-11 and the next three seasons); the U.S. premieres of Trigonometry, Ghosts,Home and Stath Lets Flats; the Doctor Who spin-off TorchwoodLutherThe Honorable Woman; Ricky Gervais’ original mockumentary The Officeand seasons 17-25 of Top Gear, all as part of the previously announced deal with BBC Studios. Additionally, HBO Max is now the home of Stage 13’s series IndependentLipstick Empire, horror-comedy feature film Snatchers and the world premiere of Happily Ever Avatar.

HBO Max will also premiere the 51st season of Sesame Street this year, as well as offer customers exclusive access to spinoff series and specials like The Monster at the End of This Show and a new season of Esme & Royas well as the show's entire 50-year library. The platform will also offer the entire 23-season library of South Park this summer, as well as the three upcoming seasons


Feature Films Available at Launch
HBO Max will feature a library of more than 2,000 films within the first year. Also, starting today, audiences will be able to stream all eight films in the Harry Potter film franchise. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will also be available on HBO Max via the HBO service.

Additionally, Crazy Rich Asians, A Star is BornAquaman, Jokerthe Alien franchise, the American Pieseries, AnastasiaBabeDie HardThe Flintstones, In BrugesThe Indian in the CupboardJawsMoulin Rouge! and Teen Witch will all be available via the HBO service offering.

Viewers will also be able to instantly watch films acquired specifically for HBO Max via Warner Bros.The Criterion Collection, and the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, which is streaming for the first time ever in the U.S. Other films that will be available at launch include Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane,Gremlins, and the Lego movies, as well as classic favorites like 2001: A Space Odyssey, An American in Paris, Blood DiamondBraveheartFriday the 13thGodzilla, Gone with the Wind, the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, North by NorthwestRebel without a CauseSingin' in the Rainand The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Films available throughout the first year of launch include The MatrixThe Goonies, When Harry Met Sally, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, the Lethal Weapon series, Monsters Vs. Aliens and V for Vendetta, every Batmanand Superman theatrical release from the last 40 years, along with every DC film from the last decade, including Wonder Woman and Justice League.