Wednesday, August 15, 2018

AIR FORCE ONE Debuts on 4K Ultra HD November 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen and Starring Harrison Ford 
and Academy Award®-Winner Gary Oldman 
 
AIR FORCE ONE
 
Debuts on 4K Ultra HD November 6
 


CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 15, 2018) – An edge-of-your-seat action classic and one of the highest grossing films of 1997, AIR FORCE ONE debuts on 4K Ultra HD and on digital in 4K November 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Legendary action hero Harrison Ford stars as the President of the United States, who fights to save his family and the hostages aboard Air Force One when communist radicals led by Academy Award®winner Gary Oldman (Best Actor, Darkest Hour, 2017) hijack the plane. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen (In The Line of Fire), AIR FORCE ONE also stars Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews and Dean Stockwell.
 
Fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, the 4K Ultra HD disc release of AIR FORCE ONE features High Dynamic Range with exclusive Dolby Atmos audio. 
 
SYNOPSIS:
The fate of the nation rests on the courage of one man. Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman star in two-time Oscar® nominee Wolfgang Petersen’s (Best Director & Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Das Boot, 1981) gripping thriller about an uncompromising U.S. President who has just told the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. When Russian neo-nationalists hijack Air Force One, the world's most secure and extraordinary aircraft, the President is faced with a nearly impossible decision to give in to terrorist demands or sacrifice not only the country's dignity, but the lives of his wife and daughter.

AIR FORCE ONE is directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by Andrew W. Marlowe. Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Wolfgang Petersen, Gail Katz and Jon Shestack, the film is Executive Produced by Thomas Bliss, Marc Abraham and David Lester. 
 
Legacy Bonus Features Include:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Wolfgang Petersen
 
AIR FORCE ONE has a run time of approximately 124 minutes and is rated R for violence.
 
Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

HOOK Soars onto 4K Ultra HD October 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Directed by Steven Spielberg 
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, 
Bob Hoskins & Maggie Smith
 
HOOK
 
Soars onto 4K Ultra HD October 9,
with 11 Never Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes!
 

 
CULVER CITY, Calif. (August  14, 2018) – Just in time for the holiday season, take a trip back to Never Never Land with the beloved and timeless classic HOOK, debuting on 4K Ultra HD and on Digital in 4K with HDR October 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Internationally-acclaimed director Steven Spielberg’s update on the legendary tale of Peter Pan features an iconic cast, including Dustin Hoffman as “Captain Hook,” Robin Williams as “Peter,” Julia Roberts as “Tinker Bell,” Bob Hoskins as “Smee” and Maggie Smith as “Wendy.” Nominated for five Academy Awards®,* this enchanting tale follows an adult Peter Pan as he returns to Neverland to reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy Captain Hook, who has kidnaped his children.
 
HOOK is fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, with approval on the 4K High Dynamic Range master from director Steven Spielberg. In addition, the film features exclusive Dolby Atmos audio for maximum impact and includes 11 never-before-seen deleted scenes—a rare treat for fans and newcomers alike.

SYNOPSIS:
A high-flying adventure from the magic of Steven Spielberg, HOOK stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as the infamous Captain Hook. Joining the fun is Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, Bob Hoskins as the pirate Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy Darling, who must convince middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning that he was once the legendary Peter Pan. And so the adventure begins anew, with Peter off to Neverland to save his two children from Captain Hook. Along the way, he rediscovers the power of imagination, friendship, and of magic. A classic tale updated for children of all ages, HOOK was nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Visual Effects in 1991.
 
Directed by Steven Spielberg with a Story by Jim V. Hart & Nick Castle and a Screenplay by Jim V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo.
 
Bonus Features Include:
  • ALL-NEW: 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
HOOK has a run time of approximately 142 minutes and is rated PG.
 
Academy Award® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

This Week On SYFY...

 
Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier -- time travel. In the ending moments of “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time” is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
Twitter: @sharknadosyfy  #Sharknado6
 
 
 
DEEP BLUE SEA 2 – 8/7c *SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE*
Carl Monroe is using bull sharks as lab rats to create a new strain of super smart drugs. But when marine conservationist and shark free diver Misty Calhoun is invited to the remote, sea-based lab to sign off on the project, she discovers Monroe has bio-engineered a shiver of highly intelligent, super-aggressive bull sharks who have escape - and revenge - on their minds.          
 
MEGALODON – 9/8c *SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE*
A military vessel on the search for an unidentified submersible finds themselves face to face with a giant shark, forced to use only what they have on board to defend themselves from the monstrous beast.
 
SANTA JAWS – 9/8c *SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE*
Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to just 'be alone,' which ends up backfiring, when a shark manifests and kills his entire family.
 
FRENZY – 9/8c *SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE*
After a plane crash, a woman must survive a pack of killer sharks.         
 
NIGHTMARE SHARK – 9/8c *SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE*
A group of shark-attack survivors are hunted by a supernatural shark that haunts their dreams.
 
WYNONNA EARP “Jolene” – 9/8c
A demon causes havoc in town as Wynonna, Waverly and Jolene must decide who they can trust.
 
KILLJOYS “Greening Pains” –10/9c 
When D’avin’s newborn son begins to rapidly age, Team Awesome Force kicks into high gear by entering the lawless land of Utopia where they kidnap a highly skilled bio-market dealer in a desperate search for solutions. But, their hopes are crumbled as they rapidly discover that he is not who he appears to be…
 
6-HEADED SHARK ATTACK – 9/8c *SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE*
What is supposed to be a marriage boot camp on a remote island turns into the ultimate test for survival when a 6-headed shark starts attacking the beach. Trapped with minimal weapons they try to fight of the shark, but quickly discover that no one is safe in the water, or on land.
 
THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME *MOVIE PREMIERE*
Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier -- time travel. In the ending moments of “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time” is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

"Star Trek: Discovery: Season One" Blu-ray & DVD Out 11/13



STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: SEASON ONE ARRIVES NOVEMBER 13 
WITH OVER TWO HOURS OF EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES

Blu-ray™ And DVD Collections Of Acclaimed CBS All Access Original 
To Feature Interviews With Cast And Crew, Behind-The-Scenes Footage, and Deleted and Extended Scenes

“A stirring, rare work of science fiction” 

“It’s the series that you’ve always known and loved” 
- The Daily Beast

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (August 6, 2016) – Marking the return of one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises in history, the debut season of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: SEASON ONE arrives on Blu-ray and DVD November 13from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The four-disc Blu-ray and DVD collections will feature all 15 Season One episodes of the CBS All Access original series, along with a trove of compelling featurettes and other special features. 

From VFX to set design, composing the series’ score to make-up and prosthetics, the special features will provide an unprecedented look at the making of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.  Featurettes include:
  • DISCOVERING DISCOVERY: THE CONCEPTS AND CASTING OF STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – Interviews with producers, writers and stars of Star Trek: Discovery about casting of the debut season.
  • THE STAR TREK THEME – A discussion with Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman and Composer Jeff Russo about creating the Discovery theme and score for the show. 
  • CREATURE COMFORTS – A behind-the-scenes look at the makeup and prosthetics department on Star Trek: Discovery, as they both modernize 
  • well-known Star Trek species like the Klingons, Vulcans and the Andorians, and bring to life a new species, the Kelpiens. 
  • DESIGNING DISCOVERY – Insight into the production design department led by Tamara Deverell as they create the planets, the world within those worlds and the starships to travel amongst them. 
  • CREATING SPACE – An exploration of how the VFX team, headed by Jason Zimmerman, pushes the envelope to create the reality of space, planets, and starships for Star Trek: Discovery
  • PROP ME UP – Led by Propmaster Mario Moreira, a voyage through the world of Discovery props, providing an inside look at the design process from inception to set. 
  • FEEDING FRENZY – A fascinating look at the on-set food stylist who creates a galaxy of cuisine.
  • A FEMALE TOUCH – With strong female producers and writers off-screen and powerful female characters on-screen, Discovery exemplifies the groundbreaking inclusionary theme first put forth in the original series.  
  • DRESS FOR SUCCESS – Costume Designer Gersha Phillips and her team create a spectacular array of clothing, uniforms and armor for every kind of species in the galaxy. 
  • STAR TREK DISCOVERY: THE VOYAGE OF SEASON ONE – A look at the adventures and plot twists encountered in the first season by the crew of the Discovery
In addition, both the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: SEASON ONE Blu-ray and DVD collections will include deleted and extended scenes. 

ABOUT STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.  STAR TREK: DISCOVERYstars Sonequa Martin-Green (“First Officer Michael Burnham”), Jason Isaacs (“Captain Gabriel Lorca”), Doug Jones (“Lt. Commander Saru”), Shazad Latif (“Lt. Ash Tyler”), Mary Wiseman (“Cadet Sylvia Tilly”), Anthony Rapp (“Lt. Paul Stamets”) along with guest stars James Frain (“Ambassador Sarek”), Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd) and Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou).

Season One is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.  Season Two will debut in early 2019 on CBS All Access, CBS Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service and be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV. 

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: SEASON ONE Blu-ray and DVD is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada. 

Blu-ray presented in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, the episodes can also be played in German, French, Italian, Castilian, and Japanese 5.1 (Dolby Digital). Includes English SDH, Italian, German, French, Castilian, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese and Klingon subtitles.

DVD presented in English 5.1, the episodes can also be played in French Stereo.  Includes English SDH, French, Brazilian Portuguese and Klingon subtitles.

Friday, July 27, 2018

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX CAST ANNOUNCED

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX CAST ANNOUNCED

RETURNING AND NEW CAST MEMBERS WILL JOIN TOGETHER FOR THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA.

Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio.

Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.

Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).

Release is scheduled for December 2019.

Thank you Lucasfilm LTD and Star Wars.com

Press Announcement Courtesy of Lucafilm LTD and Star Wars.com


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Bomber Command and Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter Combined Book Review


Publisher Fun Studios International, the folks that brought out the young adult hardcover Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny - Tales Of Hope & Courage. Have released two beautiful hardcover companion young adult books, which are also suitable for fans of all ages entitled Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Bomber Command while the companion book is entitled Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter. Both are written by Jason Fry. Bomber Command is a journal of Paige Tico, Pilot and Technician for Cobalt Squadron. The book covers Paige’s journey going back to her youth with her sister Rose to her role as a bomber at the Battle of D’qar. The book is beautifully illustrated with detailed sketches that look as though they were literally created by the character herself and eight large gatefolds containing bomber schematics, a look at the Y-Wing Starfighter, Confederacy Hyena BomberImperial Tie Bomber as well as the Resistance Bomber type seen in the films. There also some cool manual covers written in the Star Wars galactic language with short English translations that help this journal to appear more authentic as something that really existed along time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Also included is a galactic map fold out of what is now considered First Order Space and even a recruitment brochure excerpt. The text appears as though it was all handwritten and translated into English.

Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter follow Rose’s feelings of living in her Sister’s shadow, while still committing herself as a dedicated member of the Resistance. Detailing the ways in which finds life-saving solutions to protect those she serves leading up her collaboration with Finn, which solidifies her vision and hope for the future. Both books are very similar though Rose’s seems more personalized kind of like a diary and her penmanship seems neater than her older Sister’s. sketched and diagrams reminiscent of the other book are also featured here. 

Both Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Bomber Command and Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter are available now at retailers on and offline for the suggested retail price of $11.99 in the U.S. and $1599 in Canada courtesy of Publisher Fun Studios International. Buy them both. They make a great set and May The Force Be With You Always.

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

JACK RYAN COLLECTION- new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray combo collection arrives August 21st

 

OWN EVERY ACTION-PACKED JACK RYAN FILM IN 
ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

New 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Collection Arrives August 21, 2018,
Just in Time for the New “Jack Ryan” Series

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Author Tom Clancy’s renowned CIA analyst returns this August when the new series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” debuts on Amazon.  In anticipation, fans can catch up on all of the celebrated character’s cinematic exploits when a new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Collection arrives on August 21, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Featuring five 4K Ultra HD Discs, five Blu-ray Discs, and Digital copies of each film, the JACK RYAN COLLECTION includes The Hunt For Red October (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Sum of All Fears (2002), and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).

In The Hunt For Red October, the USSR's best captain (Sean Connery) heads for the U.S. in a technologically advanced submarine. While the American government thinks it’s an attack, a lone CIA analyst (Alec Baldwin) insists the captain is planning to defect.  Both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs include commentary by director John McTiernan and the Blu-ray additionally includes a 29-minute behind-the-scenes look at the film.

Patriot Games finds CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) thwarting an IRA assassination only to make himself and his family targets of a renegade faction.  The Blu-ray includes a 25-minute exploration of the film.

Harrison Ford returns in Clear and Present Danger as Jack Ryan, who becomes embroiled in an illegal war fought by the U.S. government against a Colombian drug cartel.  The Blu-ray includes a 29-minute behind-the-scenes feature.

Ben Affleck takes on the role of Jack Ryan in The Sum of All Fears.  In this thrilling chapter, Ryan must stop a terrorist plan to provoke a war between the U.S. and Russia.  Both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs include commentary by director Phil Alden Robinson and cinematographer John Lindley, as well as a second commentary by the director and novelist Tom Clancy.  The Blu-ray additionally includes a two-part making-of feature and a five-part exploration of the visual effects.

The origin story of Jack Ryan is explored in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, with Chris Pine taking on the lead role.  As a young covert CIA analyst, Ryan uncovers a Russian terrorist plot to crash the U.S. economy.  The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs include commentary by director/actor Kenneth Branagh and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  The Blu-ray also includes multiple featurettes exploring the Jack Ryan character and his enemies, as well as deleted and extended scenes.

With four times the resolution and more than double the number of colors available with full HD, the 4K Ultra HD disc offers the highest quality picture for your home entertainment system.  The 10-disc JACK RYAN COLLECTION will be available at Amazon and Best Buy.  The films will also be available on 4K Ultra HD Digital through select online retailers.