Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Father's Day Everyone.

For all of you who are fathers, grandfathers or fathers to be and even those of you who own a pet, cause your pet depends upon you just as much as a child. Happy Father's Day to all.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Next Week On SYFY.

FACE OFF “Aztec Aliens”– 9/8c 
It’s another epic week of battles, as the artists create ancient aliens that could have been the inspiration for Aztec gods.
THE EXPANSE “Fallen World”– 9/8c 
Drummer and Ashford find themselves trapped with few options for survival. Anna tends to the wounded masses as Melba continues to hunt down her pretty. The Rocinante crew struggle to survive as Naomi reunites with her true family.
12 MONKEYS “Legacy”– 8/7c  
Team Splinter goes back in time to the wild, wild frontier in search of a weapon to destroy the Witness.
12 MONKEYS “After”– 9/8c 
A clue to breaking the cycle leads Cole and Cassie to the 1960s. Christopher Lloyd returns as Zalmon Shaw, a devoted follower of the Witness.
 12 MONKEYS “Die Glocke”– 10/9c
The team infiltrates a Nazi gala to steal an artifact known as ‘Die Glocke’. Their operation comes undone when French Resistance interferes and an unexpected guest arrives.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale: Season Two: Episode 10 Review

The tenth episode of the hit Hulu original series, The Handmaid's Tale continues what has been an incredibly bleak, but well written, acted, produced and Directed season. Yahlin Chang was the writer of this episode.

At this point I would have to state that while I enjoyed season two as a whole greatly, in some ways it has been too bleak and while it did subvert my expectations, the slow burn I felt the second season was building up to on one level has me hoping for some kind of major confrontation while on an emotional level, Offred's special reunion adds a bit of closure while the episodes last moments made me feel like I can already predict what will be happening next, which even if I am wrong, I should feel more excited for what is to follow next season.
There is a sequence in the episode that may be disturbing to viewers so I highly suggest that if you or someone you know and or love has been involved in domestic violence and what is essentially a type of rape, they might not want to watch this episode.
The tenth episode of Season Two of The Handmaid's Tale should premiere and stream the week of June 21, 2018 only on Hulu.

(C) Copyright 2018 By Mark A. Rivera 
All Rights Reserved.

The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season - Own The Final Installment on DVD October 2

Take One Last Bite of the Beloved Vampire Series



Contains All 13 Episodes from Season Five, Plus the 2017 Comic-Con Panel and a Gag Reel & Exclusive to DVD Deleted Scenes!

Own the DVD On October 2, 2018

The Originals: The Complete Series Will Also Be Available Day-And-Date and Will Contain All 92 Episodes From All Five Seasons 
BURBANK, CA (June 13, 2018) – After five incredible seasons, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the end of an ancient era with the release of The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season on DVD October 2, 2018. Bring a final piece of The French Quarter home as you feast on all 13 one-hour episodes from season five, plus the 2017 Comic-Con panel, exclusive to DVD never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a hilarious gag reel. The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season will be priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD.

The final season of The Originals begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol – each absorb a quarter of the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans to keep their beloved city and young Hope safe.  In the interim, Vincent and Josh preside over the Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley and Freya watch Hope grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline can keep an eye on her.  With Marcel following Rebekah out of town and Elijah stripped of his memory, the danger seems to be contained . . . Until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home.  As the Mickaelsons return to New Orleans, bringing the pieces of a centuries old evil with them, it becomes clear that the closing chapter of this family saga will be as bloody and emotional as ever.

The Originals: The Complete Series will also be available on October 2nd on DVD. The set will retail for $89.99 SRP, representing a substantial savings over purchasing all five seasons individually. 

“After five strong seasons, The Originals continues to have a loyal and ravenous fanbase," said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We think the fans are going to love this final installment to complete their Originals collection with exciting bonus features, in addition to the final 13 spellbinding episodes from season five."

Season five of The Originals stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire DiariesSaving Hope), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire DiariesThe Secret Circle), Charles Michael Davis (Grey's Anatomy), Yusuf Gatewood (The Interpreter, Wonder Boys), Riley Voelkel (The Social Network, The Newsroom), Danielle Rose Russell (AlohaThe Last Tycoon), and Steven Krueger (GoosebumpsPretty Little Liars). Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, Kyle XY) executive produces along with Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars). Created by Julie Plec, the series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, and based in part on the character Klaus from The Vampire Diariesnovels by L.J. Smith. 


·         The Originals: 2017 Comic Con Panel

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Gag Reel       



1.    "Where You Left Your Heart"
2.    "One Wrong Turn on Bourbon"
3.    "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
5.    "Don't It Just Break Your Heart"
6.    "What, will, I, have, left"
7.    "God's Gonna Trouble the Water"
8.    "The Kindness of Strangers"
9.    "We Have Not Long To Live"
10. "There in the Disappearing Light"
11. " 'Til the Day I Die "
12. "The Tale of Two Wolves"
13. "When the Saints Go Marching In"

The fifth season of The Originals 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 Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox and others. 


Price: $24.98 SRP 

Street Date: October 2, 2018

3 DVD-9s

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – ESDH, Spanish, French

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 585 min., Enhanced Content: Approx. 38 min.

Presented in 16x9 widescreen format

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Schlock Blu-ray/DVD Media Book Limited Edition Overview

Along with the June 12, 2018 Blu-ray Disc releases of the classic John Landis directed comedies, Trading Places and Coming To America, consumers interested in completing their collection of feature films directed by John Landis will definitely want to pick up the already released Turbine Media Group’s  Schlock, in its Blu-ray world premiere in an exclusive dual-format mediabook Blu-ray/DVD worldwide-playable combo set, which is limited to 2000 copies and was released on April 27th, 2018. 

A love stronger, and stranger, than King Kong and Fay Wray! The long-slumbering banana monster Schlock wakes up after 20 million years and escapes from his cave, befriending a blind girl who thinks he's a dog, and causes mass panic in the small town with a shocking bloody massacre setting the scene. Schlock tries to escape but the military is fast approaching…

This low-budget prelude to Landis' brilliant career which includes Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, and An American Werewolf In London, Schlock is an ingenious monster comedy filled with wild movie references and absurd gags, with the then 22-year-old filmmaker paying respect to some of his favorite films like King Kong and Frankenstein. Schlock is also the beginning of Landis' partnership with makeup artist extraordinaire  Rick Baker.

Now available for the first time ever in high-definition from Turbine Media Group, this exclusive limited 2000-copy Blu-ray/DVD combo mediabook edition contains the main feature in full HD sourced from an all-new, detailed 4K frame-by-frame restoration on Region Code–Free Blu-ray for worldwide playback, and an NTSC SD 4:3 full-frame open-matte DVD version, just like in the good old days of VHS. The mediabook packaging features original artwork and a bound-in, fully illustrated booklet with rare pictures and new writing on the film in German and English. 


-       Exclusive new introduction by creator John Landis 
-       Exclusive newly shot interview with John Landis (approx. 41 min.) 
-       Vintage audio commentary by John Landis & Monster Maker Rick Baker (from the 2001 Anchor Bay DVD)
-       Trailers from Hell clip: John Landis on Schlock
-       Original trailers (theatrical release, re-release, "Banana Monster" title, the original German 35mm trailer, and a new transfer of the German version) 
-       Original 1970s radio spots 
-       Bilingual edition: menus and booklet in English and German

Running time: approx. 79 minutes / Color 
Audio: English & German - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (mono)
Video: Blu-ray: 1.78:1 (1080p, 23.976fps)
   DVD: 4:3 (720x480p, 29,97 fps)
Subtitles: English and German
Region code: Blu-ray (ABC Region Free) and NTSC DVD (Code 0) 
Schlock - Blu-ray Edition 

Available for worldwide shipping through rakete-shop:

The above information is based on the original press release. Final product was not made available for review hence I can only share this overview. Thank you.