Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wow! Why?

 

 

Hanna-Barbera's Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky, and Drooper Star in an All-New Horror Movie

The Banana Splits Movie

 

Available on Digital August 13th

On Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD August 27th

 

BURBANK, CA (June 18, 2019) – One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program is back with a blood-spattered vengeance!  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you The Banana Splits Movie, an original feature-length film on Digital on August 13, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 27, 2019.  The movie is priced to own at $19.99 SRP for Digital, $24.98 SRP for Blu-ray Combo Pack ($34.97 in Canada), $19.98 SRP for the DVD ($24.99 in Canada). 

 

The Banana Splits Movie will offer a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of The Banana SplitsTV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?

 

“Get nostalgic and horrified all at the same time while watching the trippy 60’s characters in this all-new tale about fear, power, and an oversized puppet rock-band,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. The Banana Splits Movie is a throwback to a fanatical children’s series with a horror-genre twist — and we can’t wait for the band to get back together for a new generation of fans!”

 

The Banana Splits Movie stars Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp) as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers) as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund (Street Legal, Schitt’s Creek) as Mitch, and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes) as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper are voiced by Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, UniKitty!). The film is written by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (Raven’s HomeMy Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16) with music by Patrick Stumph (Fall Out Boy, Gnome Alone). The movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY. The Banana Splits Movie will make its broadcast debut on SYFY later this year.

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

·       Banana Splits: Behind the Horror

 

DIGITAL AND BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

·       Banana Splits: Behind the Horror

·       Terror on Set

·       Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre


Monday, June 17, 2019

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT WEEK OF JULY 7

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT
WEEK OF JULY 7
American Dad!
 

"Mom Sauce"
Monday July 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Steve’s life is turned upside down when Snot gets rich after his mom starts selling a new dipping sauce. Klaus, Stan, Roger and Jeff become mall fashion show models.
CONAN
 

Monday July 8 through Thursday July 11 at 11:00pm ET/PT
 
The Detour
 

"The BJ"
Tuesday July 9 at 10:30pm ET/PT

Nate gets caught in the worst “parent trap” ever.

Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don't Know Me

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don't Know Me 
coming to Blu-rayDVD, and VOD on August 23rd

New feature-length documentary details his extraordinary triumph over adversity
"A comprehensive and engrossing documentary that adds dimension 
to the life of the late singing star." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Considerably superior to Bohemian Rhapsody." - Philadelphia Weekly
"Lichtenstein's terrific documentary reveals the so-incredible-it's-amazing-it's-not-a-Hollywood-movie story of 'the black Elvis'. - Metro
"Lichtenstein does a brilliant job of explaining what a vital figure Pendergrass was 
for US black culture in the 1970s...The archive footage she presents is captivating and 
beautifully emphasizes the utterly irresistible pull of the man." - Record Collector

If You Don't Know Me is the powerful and moving story of R&B star Teddy Pendergrass (Theodore DeReese Pendergrass), who was on the brink of global super-stardom when tragedy struck. A compelling tale with surprising twists and turns, the film is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest singers of his generation. It also tells how Teddy fought for the rights of African-American artists in a 1970s music industry prejudiced against black performers and reveals how, aged just 31, Pendergrass overcame terrible tragedy to get back on stage against all the odds.
 
The film's triumphant world premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival (Teddy's home city), resulted in an Audience Award and a nomination for the Pinkenson Award. The film also had successful screenings at DOC NYC, Minneapolis Sound Unseen Film Festival and San Francisco Black Film Festival. Earlier this year, If You Don't Know Me was shown to sold-out cinemas in the UK, on Sky Arts and also aired on Showtime in the US. 

Director and BAFTA award-winner, Olivia Lichtenstein conceived, researched and directed the film, which reveals Teddy's meteoric rise from his tough childhood in Philadelphia to become the lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. His was the voice of worldwide hits, "Don't Leave Me This Way" and "If You Don't Know Me by Now."
 
Olivia recalls: "I grew up listening to soul music and I'd just started listening to Teddy again when I saw a documentary about Shep Gordon, the legendary artist manager who worked with everyone from Blondie to Alice Cooper - and Teddy. It included a little bit about him working with Teddy Pendergrass and it made me realize that I didn't know what had happened to him. I had a really strong sense that I had to make a film to tell his story."
 
Olivia contacted Shep Gordon, who agreed to join the project as an executive producer, along with Michael and Katherina Saunders. A short trailer was enough to sell the idea to BBC Films, who stepped in to co-finance the production with Wasted Talent. The 106-minute documentary features revealing interviews with his family, including Teddy's ex-wife Karen, mother Ida - now 101-years-old, as well as friends and industry legends, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The film also boasts rarely seen archive footage and a super soulful soundtrack. 
 
Lichtenstein added: "This is an extraordinary, human story that feels almost Shakespearian - it's much more than just a music biopic, it's an intimate portrait both of Teddy and of the extraordinary times in which he lived. We really get to know him because we hear from so many people who were close to him. It almost feels as if he comes back to life to let the world hear him sing again."
 
Producer Ian Flooks of Wasted Talent said: "We were committed to this film and extraordinary story from the start, especially given our roots and unique experience in the music industry before expanding into film, theater and digital media, so it was the perfect fit for us." Producer Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions adds: "Teddy's story is an important and ultimately inspiring one and we are delighted to help shine a light on the man and his music".
 

Friday, June 14, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT Week of June 30, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT
Week of June 30, 2019

Claws 
“Boy, Bye

Sunday, June 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

After Desna (Niecy Nash) discovers Mac (Michael Horse) and Melba (Rebecca Creskoff) have done something horrible to a loved one, she realizes just how far she is willing to go to save him. 

Directed by Sheree Folkson
Written by Sam Forman
Created by Eliot Laurence

Animal Kingdom 
“Into the Black"

Tuesday, July 2, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Suspicion grows when Smurf (Ellen Barkin) learns of a new threat to the family. Craig (Ben Robson) tracks down Frankie (Dichen Lachman) in the wake of her betrayal, and Deran (Jake Weary) makes a dangerous decision to try and protect his relationship with Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark). 

Directed by Loren Yaconelli
Written by Bill Balas
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for television by Jonathan Lisco

TBS’ CONAN Heads to Ghana for All-New International Primetime Special

TBS’ CONAN Heads to Ghana for All-New International Primetime Special

CONAN without Borders: Ghana airs Tuesday, September 17 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.  

LOS ANGELES – June 14, 2019 – TBS’ CONAN will take the Emmy® winning CONAN without Borders series of specials internationally for the eleventh time in four years as Conan O’Brien travels to Ghana.  The longest tenured host in late-night, currently celebrating 25 years on the air will embark on his trip Monday, June 17. Conan will document his entire journey in real time on Team Coco's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.  On this adventure, O’Brien will be accompanied by actor and comedian Sam Richardson(VeepDetroiters) whose family hails from the African nation.  Richardson has the life experience to act as the perfect cultural attaché for the talk show host.  CONAN without Borders: Ghana is a primetime special premiering Tuesday, September 17 at 10 p.m.(ET/PT) on TBS. 

Watch Conan announce his trip with special guest Sam Richardson here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DIkYZmobfY&feature=youtu.be

Most recently, CONAN without Borderstraveled to Australia and Japan. Conan has made headlines as the first American late-night host to shoot in Cuba in more than 50 years and became the first American late-night personality ever to host a show from Armeniaas well as South Korea. Conan made a spontaneous trip to Haiti to celebrate the country in response to the president's disparaging remarks about the island nation.  He also travelled to Mexico City where he shot an episode of CONAN with the help of an all-Mexican staff and crew, guests Vicente Fox and Diego Luna, and an all-Mexican studio audience.  O’Brien has joined former First Lady Michelle Obama at the international Air Force base in Doha, Qatar, to perform for the troops and his other international destinations have included Israel and Berlin.  O'Brien has done a week of CONAN shows from New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego and Atlanta.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Longest-Running Sci-Fi Series in U.S. Television History!SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE FOURTEENTH SEASON Own it on Blu-rayTM andDVDSeptember 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Longest-Running Sci-Fi Series in U.S. Television History!
SUPERNATURAL: 
THE COMPLETE FOURTEENTH SEASON
Own it on Blu-rayTM and DVDSeptember 10, 2019
Contains All 20 Episodes From Season Fourteen, Plus Over Two Hours of Bonus Content Including Two All-New Featurettes! 
BURBANK, CA (June 12, 2019) – Reunited, and it feels so good! Or does it? The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 10, 2019. The sets contains all 20 exhilarating episodes from Season 14 - including the landmark 300th episode “Lebanon,” featuring the return of Sam and Dean’s father John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)! The discs are loaded with over two hours of bonus content including two all-new featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and audio commentaries from the cast and producers.  Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season is priced to own at $44.98 SRP for the DVD (C$52.99/Canada) and $49.99 SRP for the Blu-ray, which includes a Digital Copy (C$57.99/Canada - Digital Copy not available in Canada). Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season is also currently available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
The Winchester brothers’ harrowing journey into the heart of darkness continues as Supernatural enters Season Fourteen. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have matched wits with monsters, demons, Heaven and Hell. But last season, the Winchesters and Castiel (Misha Collins) stumbled upon a terrifying alternative universe: an apocalyptic world where they were never born, all while training Jack (Alexander Calvert), the son of Lucifer, and trying to save their mother, Mary Winchester. The final battle with Lucifer and the Archangel Michael altered the Winchesters’ lives forever…and created an even greater threat for Sam and Dean. The boys are back and willing to risk everything for their loved ones in all twenty thrilling new adventures, including a historic 300thepisode, with a Winchester family reunion never to be forgotten.
After fourteen captivating seasons on the air, Supernatural remains a ratings leader for the The CW and retains an enormously loyal fan base," said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "We’re excited to offer the show’s ravenous fans the latest season to add to their Blu-ray and DVD collections – loaded with over 2 hours of all-new behind-the-scenes bonus content – ahead of the highly anticipated final season on The CW."
Supernatural has spawned several novels, magazines, comics, games and an anime series and stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th, Gilmore Girls) and Jensen Ackles (Smallville, My Bloody Valentine) as Sam and Dean Winchester, with Misha Collins (24; Girl Interrupted) as Castiel, Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Dexter, Capote) as Lucifer and Alexander Calvert (Arrow, The Edge of Seventeen) as his son, Jack. Created by Eric Kripke (Revolution, Timeless), the fourteenth season of the hit series was executive produced by Robert Singer (Timecop, Lois & Clark), Andrew Dabb, Phil Sgriccia (Smallville), and Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming (Lois & Clark). Produced by Kripke Enterprises, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supernatural returns for its fifteenth and final season this fall on The CW.
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season will be released in 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 3-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of all 20 episodes from season fourteen.
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Supernatural Homecoming: Exploring Episode 300 (NEW Featurette)
  • The Winchester Mythology: The Choices We Make (NEW Featurette)
  • Supernatural: 2018 Comic-Con Panel
  • Audio Commentaries with Talent & Producers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
20 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1.   Stranger in a Strange Land
2.   Gods and Monsters
3.   The Scar
4.   Mint Condition 
5.   Nightmare Logic 
6.   Optimism
7.   Unhuman Nature
8.   Byzantium
9.   The Spear
10. Nihilism
11. Damaged Goods
12. Prophet and Loss
13. Lebanon (300th episode)
14. Ouroboros
15. Peace of Mind
16. Don't Go in the Woods
17. Game Night
18. Absence
19. Jack in the Box
20. Moriah

DIGITAL
The fourteenth season of Supernatural 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 movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season Is Flying Into Homes September 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
New Enemies. New Allies. It’s Time To Fight For What’s Right!
SUPERGIRL:  
THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
Contains All Exhilarating Episodes from the Fourth Season,
Plus a DC Crossover Featurette, 2018 Comic-Con Panel, and More!
Blu-ray™ & DVD Flying onto Shelves September 17, 2019
Including All Three Episodes of the DC Crossover Event: Elseworlds Available Only on the Blu-Ray™ Set
BURBANK, CA (June 12, 2019) – Just in time for the fifth season premiere on The CW, catch up with one of TV’s favorite DC Super Heroes as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17, 2019. Fans can purchase the sets which, in addition to all 22 super-powered episodes from season four, also contain the DC Crossover featurette, the show’s 2018 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes and a gag reel! All three DC Crossover: Elseworlds episodes will also be available only for fans who purchase the Blu-ray set. Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for the DVD ($51.99 in Canada) and $44.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($52.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (Available in the U.S.). Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
In season four, Supergirl faces a bigger threat than she’s ever faced before – a new wave of anti-alien sentiment, spreading across National City that’s fomented by Agent Liberty. As Kara mentors a new reporter at CatCo, Nia Nal, and tries to use the power of the press to shine a light on the issues threatening to tear the city apart, Supergirl takes to the skies to battle the many villains who rise up in this era of divisiveness. But how does Supergirl battle a movement when she, herself an alien, represents one of the main things people are fearful of?
After four strong seasons, Supergirlcontinues to develop a strong fan following and soars in the ratings,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We’re excited to release the Blu-ray and DVD with in-depth bonus content in addition to the 22 action-packed episodes. Fans and newcomers alike can catch up on all their favorite moments from season four and prepare for the highly anticipated fifth season of this hit series."
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. In addition to featuring all 22 episodes from the fourth season in high-definition, as well as a digital copy of the season (Available in the U.S.), the 4-disc Blu-ray will also include all three crossover episodes, a tremendous value and collectors’ opportunity.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mehcad Brooks (About Last Night, Necessary Roughness), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Merlin), Jesse Rath (Defiance, No Tomorrow), Sam Witwer (Being Human, Smallville), Nicole Maines (Royal Pains), April Parker Jones (Jericho) and David Harewood (Homeland, The Night Manager). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Sigel and Joe Shuster by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
  • The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018
  • Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds
  • Villains: Modes of Persuasion
  • Gag Reel 
  • Deleted Scenes 
DVD: 22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1.   American Alien
2.   Fallout
3.   Man of Steel
4.   Ahimsa
5.   Parasite Lost
6.   Call to Action
7.   Rather the Fallen Angel
8.   Bunker Hill
9.   Elseworlds: Hour Three
10. Suspicious Minds
11. Blood Memory
12. Menagerie
13. What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?
14. Stand and Deliver
15. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
16. The House of L
17. All About Eve
18. Crime and Punishment
19. American Dreamer
20. Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?
21. Red Dawn
22. The Quest for Peace

BLU-RAY: 22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES + 2 FULL CROSSOVER EPISODES
1.   American Alien
2.   Fallout
3.   Man of Steel
4.   Ahimsa
5.   Parasite Lost
6.   Call to Action
7.   Rather the Fallen Angel
8.   Bunker Hill
9.   Elseworlds: Hour One 
10. Elseworlds: Hour Two
11. Elseworlds: Hour Three
12. Suspicious Minds
13. Blood Memory
14. Menagerie
15. What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?
16. Stand and Deliver
17. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
18. The House of L
19. All About Eve
20. Crime and Punishment
21. American Dreamer
22. Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?
23. Red Dawn
24. The Quest for Peace

DIGITAL
The fourth season of Supergirl 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 for redemption and cloud storage (Available in the U.S.).