Saturday, May 18, 2019

Prom Night Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Audio CD Review


I must confess that I never have seen Prom Night and had no idea how immensely popular it was in Canada until I read the four page liner notes within the insert of the audio cd jewel case for Perseverance Records release of the Prom Night: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Written by Gergely Hubai along with a post script by the soundtrack’s Co-Producer Silvio Barretta, I discovered that Prom Night spawned a franchise in Canada with four films and the soundtrack has been highly sought after ever since the film premiered in 1980. While there was an unauthorized Japanese import and had been pirated over the decades, this new CD is the first time an authorized CD has ever been released and while one might think I would be at a disadvantage because I have no visual frame of reference to associate with the music, I would state that I feel like I can be truly objective precisely because I have no memory attached to the film save for vague memories of seeing TV spots and newspaper clippings when the film was first released in the United States. I was too young to get into a theater playing an R-rated movie by myself when was released in the States, even in a post 1970s New York City that largely no longer exists due to changes made to improve the “quality” of life in Time Square.

Like many films released in the late 1970s following Saturday Night Fever, the filmmakers had the daunting task of creating a horror film that would also serve as an accurate time capsule of the disco scene that would have dominated popular music played in a high school prom of the era. So as detailed in the liner notes, composers Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer had to create infectious tunes that emulated the patterns, orchestrations, production techniques, mixing and vocal arrangements to create a popular disco music environment that would at times reference plot points in the film as well as create a symphonic dance music style that could juxtapose certain scenes in dark ironic and comedic ways because there simply was not enough in the budget to license the popular music of the day. So basically they winged it and although I must state again that I have never seen the actual film, just from listening to the songs on the album, I think they nailed it. Album Producer Silvio Barretta states as much when he tried to buy a soundtrack recording that could be played by the DJ at his own Senior Prom and has lamented not being able to find it for nearly forty years. So with true dedication, Mr. Barretta and the Soundtrack’s other Producer Robin Esterhammer have created along with Composers Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer what amounts to a professional labor of love made by working industry artists who are also fans for the fans who have requested this official soundtrack CD for decades.

The album is divided into four distinct portions. At first glance when one sees all the track listings complete with their subheadings and running length on the back of the packaging, I thought this was a Two-Disc Set and was surprised to see that all 34 tracks fitted onto a single audio CD. However after adding up the running time for each section, it comes out to approximately sixty six minutes, which leaves plenty of room on the CD to create a high fidelity release that truly impressed me with an inclusive surround sound complemented by strong bass track that benefits both the traditional score as well as the disco songs found therein. The album is split up into four sections featuring the score used in the film, the score not used in the film, the songs used in the film and the songs not used in the film. Collectively this marks the first time an official and complete soundtrack has been released and I have to state that the score felt very much like music one might associate with an Alfred Hitchcock film or early Brian DePalma cinema. In the music not used in the film there was one track that felt out of place because it seemed a little too soap opera like, but this is just my opinion, I definitely recommend fans to sample it for themselves. All of the disco songs are so authentic that at times I really thought they were covers of existing classics from the era, particularly Dancing In The Moonlight. 

I love the photography and artwork used within the insert and in the packaging, especially the cover art. This truly is in my opinion a labor of love that I think all soundtrack collector’s should listen to and every Prom Night fan should buy. It made me want to screen the film too. Prom Night: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available now on audio CD at retailers on and offline courtesy of Perseverance Records and you can find out more by clicking or cutting and pasting the url to your web browser, which is www.perseveranceRecords.com.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

  

Friday, May 17, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT Week of June 2, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT
Week of June 2, 2019

Animal Kingdom 
“Angela”

Tuesday, June 4, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

J (Finn Cole) reconsiders his relationship with Smurf (Ellen Barkin) after he gets bad news about Morgan’s death. Frankie (Dichen Lachman) lures Craig (Ben Robson) with the promise of another big score. The arrival of an old family friend surprises Pope (Shawn Hatosy); and Deran (Jake Weary) questions if Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark) is really ready to accept him for who he is.

Directed by John Wells
Written by Daniele Nathanson
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for television by Jonathan Lisco

Premiere Props Memorabilia Auction on Saturday, June 1 - items from major Hollywood franchises!

PREMIERE PROPS TO AUCTION OFF PROPS 500 PIECES OF MEMORABILIA FROM FILM AND TELEVISION INCLUDING ITEMS FROM BACK TO THE FUTURE, DEADPOOL, IRON MAN, JURASSIC PARK, SPIDER-MAN, SUPERMAN, TERMINATOR, THE CHAPERONE, THE LITTLE RASCALS, THE UPSIDE AND THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, PLUS WARDROBE FROM CHER, BRAD PITT, BARBRA STREISAND AND WHITNEY HOUSTON

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 IN LOS ANGELES

 

Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 500 pieces of memorabilia from classic and newly released films and television shows on Saturday, June 1 at the Premiere Props headquarters in El Segundo, CA.  There will be a preview from 9-11am PT with the live auction beginning at 11am PT.

 

The auction includes costumes and props from the Back to the Future, Deadpool, Iron Man, Jurassic Park, Spider-Man and Terminator franchises, the classic television series The Little Rascals, as well as numerous items The Upside, plus wardrobe from Cher, Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston.

 

Items include:


Back to the Future

  • Dr. Emmet Brown's (Christopher Lloyd) Mr. Fusion home energy reactor from Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II.
  • Biff Tannen's (Thomas F. Wilson) black and red Pitt Bull Hover board from Back to the Future Part II. 

Deadpool

  • Wade/Deadpool’s (Ryan Reynolds) red mask and face mold

Jurassic World

  • Test “blue” Raptor head

Ironman

  • Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) cowboy hat from Iron Man 3

Man of Steel

  • Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) test costume and cape

Road to Morocco

  • Jeff Peters’ (Bing Crosby) costume

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) signature shirt and hoodie

Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines (T3)

  • Full sized Terminatrix 

The Little Rascals

  • The original Little Rascals Scotty Beckett’s 1935 pinstriped Baseball Uniform.  Only one in existence includes “Our Gang” patch on jersey, baseball cap, and complete with uniform pants. Original black and white screen shots accompany the uniform. 

The Upside

  • Yvonne’s (Nicole Kidman) puffy coat, black cardigan, red blouse, tank top, pointed toe boots and beret hat
  • Philip’s (Bryan Cranston) orange sweater, drawstring pajamas and slippers
  • Dell’s (Kevin Hart) Port Authority with Tremont Mobility inscribed blue jeans

Throw Momma from the Train

  • Bowling pin statue of Momma (Anne Ramsey) from fantasy sequence with Owen (Danny DeVito) and Larry (Billy Crystal)

Wardrobe

  • Whitney Houston – personally owned leopard print blouse and matching top
  • Brad Pitt – personally owned tuxedo
  • Barbra Streisand – personally owned red and brown velvet floor dress that she wore to the 2001 Emmys

 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WarnerMedia Orders a Second Season of Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Series Snowpiercer Prior to Premiere

WarnerMedia Orders a Second Season of Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Series Snowpiercer 
Prior to Premiere
First Season of Highly Anticipated Series to Debut on TBS in Spring of 2020
 
Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs star in the futuristic thriller produced by Tomorrow Studios 

May 15, 2019 – WarnerMedia has ordered a second season of its post-apocalyptic sci-fi series Snowpiercer prior to its series premiere. Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, the highly anticipated futuristic thriller will debut next year on TBS. Known for its culture-defining comedies, TBS will be adding dramas to its programming lineup starting with Snowpiercer, starring Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), in Spring of 2020.
 
Snowpiercer is the perfect show to kick-off TBS’ entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals and first-class acting,” said Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT. “We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”
 
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation. Writing on season two will begin this June with Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) returning as executive producer and showrunner.  
 
In addition to Connelly and Diggs, season one of Snowpiercer stars Emmy® nominee Alison Wright (The Americans)Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Battle of the Sexes)Susan Park (Ghostbusters)Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders, The Zookeeper's Wife)Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories)Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos)Sheila Vand (Argo) and Jaylin Fletcher (Saturday Church). Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World) has been elevated to series regular for season two.  
 
Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by TomorrowStudios' Marty Adelstein (Cowboy Bebop, Hanna, Prison Break) and Becky Clements (Good BehaviorAquariusLast Man Standing); showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), who wrote the first episode; director James Hawes (The AlienistBlack Mirror); Matthew O’Connor (Continuum, Tin Man); Scott Derrickson (SinisterDoctor Strange), and the original film's producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Paramount Pictures Proudly Celebrates the 25thAnniversary of the Beloved Academy Award®-Winning Classic*

Paramount Pictures Proudly Celebrates the 25thAnniversary of the Beloved Academy Award®-Winning Classic*

 

FORREST GUMP

 

Relive Robert Zemeckis’ Lauded Film at a Special Anniversary Screening on the National Mall in Washington D.C., in a Newly Remastered Blu-ray, and in Select Theaters 

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – In 1994 moviegoers met a man named Forrest Gump whose story was both a deeply personal and affecting odyssey and a universal meditation on our times.  Hailed as “magical” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and filled with “startling grace” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), FORREST GUMP became not only a global blockbuster, but a true cultural touchstone. 

25 years later, FORREST GUMPremains a treasured cinematic classic that is beloved and quoted the world over.  Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation.  Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), his commanding officer Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), and his favorite girl Jenny (Robin Wright), Forrest has a ringside seat for the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century.

                Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written for the screen by Eric Roth (based on the novel by Winston Groom),FORREST GUMP won six Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects.

 

NATIONAL MALL SCREENING

                To celebrate the film’s 25thanniversary, Paramount will host a special outdoor screening leading into Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 24, at 8:00 p.m.  The free screening will take place between 10th and 12th Streets with spots on the lawn available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

NEW TWO-DISC BLU-RAY

A newly remastered version of FORREST GUMP is now available in a two-disc Blu-ray.  The set includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as over three hours of previously released bonus content detailing the creative efforts that went into making the enduring classic:

Disc 1

·         Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter

·         Commentary by Wendy Finerman

·         Musical Signposts to History

o   Introduction by Ben Fong-Torres

Disc 2

·         Greenbow Diary

·         The Art of the Screenplay Adaptation

·         Getting Past Impossible—Forrest Gump and the Visual Effects Revolution

·         Little Forrest

·         An Evening with Forrest Gump

·         The Magic of Makeup

·         Through the Ears of Forrest Gump—Sound Design

·         Building the World of Gump—Production Design

·         Seeing is Believing—The Visual Effects of Forrest Gump

·         Screen Tests

·         Trailers

 

SELECT THEATRICAL SCREENINGS

In addition, on June 23rd and 25th,FORREST GUMP will return to the big screen in more than 600 cinemas nationwide for two screenings each day as Fathom Events and Paramount present the film.  For information and tickets, visitwww.FathomEvents.com

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT Week of May 26, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT
Week of May 26, 2019

Animal Kingdom 
“Janine”

Season Four Premiere – Tuesday, May 28 – 9:00p.m. ET/PT

In the season four premiere, the Codys pull off a risky robbery that results in a big realization for Craig (Ben Robson). The relationship between Smurf (Ellen Barkin) and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) remains rocky even as Pope tries out a new outlet for his anger. Deran (Jake Weary) involves Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark) in the family business despite warnings from Craig, as J (Finn Cole) tests the waters of his new identity outside the Cody empire. A new criminal crew is introduced with a surprising connection to the Codys.

Bones 
Marathon 

Friday, May 31 – Starting at 1:00p.m. ET/PT

In celebration of Emily Deschanel joining Animal Kingdom, TNT is airing a Bones marathon on Friday, May 31, featuring Emily’s favorite episodes, including an episode directed by her father Caleb Deschanel, one starring her sister Zooey Deschanel, the 100th episode, the 200th episode, and an episode with Betty White guest starring.

1:00p.m. ET/PT – “The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House” – Glowing bones 
discovered in an old stone house turn out to be the remains of a celebrity chef who died under mysterious circumstances. (Directed by Emily’s father Caleb Deschanel)
 
2:00p.m. ET/PT – “Double Trouble in the Panhandle” – Booth and Brennan must infiltrate a traveling circus to investigate the death of conjoined-twin jugglers; and they do so working undercover as a knife-throwing act.
 
3:00p.m. ET/PT – “The Goop in the Girl” – Booth and Brennan investigate a man in a Santa Claus costume who tries to rob a bank, but was blown up in the process. (Emily’s sister Zooey Deschanel guest stars)
 
4:00p.m. ET/PT – The Parts in the Sum of the Whole” – After reading a draft of Sweets' new book, and realizing it contains inaccuracies, Brennan and Booth set the record straight by recounting how they first met. (This is the 100th Episode)
 
5:00p.m. ET/PT – “The Doctor in the Photo” – When the body of a surgeon is found in a tough neighborhood with multiple skull fractures, Brennan is disturbed by how much she has in common with the victim.
 
6:00p.m. ET/PT – “200th in the 10th” – The show's 200th episode is an homage to Alfred Hitchcock's films that takes place in 1950's Hollywood, where LAPD detective Brennan teams up with jewel thief Booth when the latter is framed for the murder of a wealthy socialite. (This is the 200th Episode)  
 
7:00p.m. ET/PT – The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves” – A real-estate agent's remains are discovered in a forest and show signs of being partially devoured by coyote-wolf hybrids, so Brennan solicits help from an older forensic anthropologist, who amazes the staff with her decades of experience. (Betty White guest stars)

Free #NationalShrimpDay FORREST GUMP/BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO delivery

“… shrimp is the fruit of the sea”- Bubba, FORREST GUMP   

 

To celebrate National Shrimp Day and the 25th anniversary of the Academy Award®-winning classic Forrest Gump, lucky fans in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York can receive Forrest Gump-themed National Shrimp Day deliveries from Paramount Pictures and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co*. 

 


With each delivery, people will receive the newly remastered Forrest Gump 25th Anniversary Blu-ray and a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co hat—identical to the one Forrest wore in the movie! 

 

Here’s how fans can order their free #NationalShrimpDay delivery: 

 

1.       Today only (May 10), Tweet #GimmeSomeGump + [shrimp emoji] to @BubbaGumpCo, and you’ll receive a link to sign up for your free delivery*. 

2.       Enter your information, place your order, and a National Shrimp Day package will be delivered to your door the same day. 

 

For more information on the giveaway, please follow along with @BubbaGumpCo@ForrestGumpFilm and #GimmeSomeGump on Twitter. 

 

Watch the film clip from FORREST GUMP with Forrest and Bubba discussing shrimp here- 

https://youtu.be/K3vz_k1wwpQ 

 

*Deliveries are limited to the first 150 deliveries within Los Angeles, Chicago and New York while supplies last

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT THE BIG BANG THEORY FINALE MARATHON

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT
THE BIG BANG THEORY FINALE MARATHON
Continuing today, Friday May 10, TBS is celebrating The Big Bang Theory series finale with seven nights of programming. Each night will air five episodes dedicated to a different character, chosen by the actor behind them.

With the actors' commentaries, the linear schedule is below.
"PENNY" - KAYLEY CUOCO
FRIDAY MAY 10

8:30 PM - "The Barbarian Sublimation"
Penny becomes addicted to an online game based on the world of Conan the Barbarian and persistently pesters Sheldon for advice.

"I had real Cheetos all over my face and enjoyed every second of it. [The one where Penny gets crazy with online gaming]"


9:00 PM - "Bath Item Gift Hypothesis"
Sheldon irks the gangs with his obsession with proper Christmas gift protocol. Leonard's crushed when Penny dates a colleague of his.

"That hug was one of the highlights of this show for me. [The one where Sheldon hugs Penny]"


9:30 PM - "Adhesive Duck Deficiency"
With the rest of the gang off on a desert camping trip to view the Leonid meteor shower, Sheldon must play hero after Penny slips in the tub and dislocates her shoulder.

"Jim and I laughed so hard while shooting the scene where he puts my shirt on. We couldn’t keep a straight face. [The one where Penny breaks her arm and Sheldon has to take her to the ER]"


10:00 PM - "The 43 Peculiarity"
Howard and Raj try to solve a mystery about Sheldon.

"That was one take and done!! [The one where Penny tells Leonard she loves him]"


10:30 PM - "The Scavenger Vortex"
Raj puts together a scavenger hunt that turns into serious, cutthroat competition among the gang.

"One of my favorite episodes, everyone had something hilarious to do and it was so well written. [The group scavenger hunt]
"LEONARD" - JOHNNY GALECKI
TUESDAY MAY 14

8:00 PM - "The Wheaton Recurrence"
Sheldon gets to square off at the bowling alley against nemesis Wil Wheaton. Meanwhile, Leonard's miffed when Penny doesn't respond the way he hoped after saying I love you.

"Leonard says I love you - It was the very personal moments, such as the character having his heart broken, that permitted us to mature him. That was always exciting as I knew it would be a changed Leonard moving forward. Still Leonard, but that I’d need to consider that he would see things differently."


8:30 PM - "The Benefactor Factor"
After meeting at a fundraising gala, an aged but wealthy, Caltech donor makes Leonard ponder if he's willing to have sex with her to secure another donation.

"Mrs. Lathem - I loved working with Jessica Walter. And that Penny saw a side of Leonard she didn’t before know. Or consider."


9:00 PM - "The 43 Peculiarity"
Howard and Raj try to solve a mystery about Sheldon.

"Penny says I love you - This was probably my favorite memory of a live audience taping. It felt very private. The cameras, crew and audience kind of disappeared in that moment. And that was the moment we used. One take."


9:30 PM - "The Gorilla Disolution"
A trying day at the movie shoot leaves Penny with questions about her life choices, so she decides to act on it; and caring for a bedridden Mrs. Wolowitz proves a challenge for Howard and Bernadette.

"Penny and Leonard get engaged - I found it heartbreakingly sweet Leonard quietly carried a ring for God-knows-how-long. For all of his math and science, Leonard was a diehard romantic sentimentalist. It’s never more evident than in this episode."


10:00 PM - "The Graduation Transmission"
Wolowitz questions his abilities when he and Sheldon can't get a drone to fly. A canceled flight nearly prevents Leonard from giving the commencement address. Raj pits his parents against each other when his father cuts him off financially.

"Graduation speech - I remember talking a lot with Chuck Lorre while we filmed this. He had the great note to play the speech in the tone of a future me giving myself advice."
"SHELDON" - JIM PARSONS
WEDNESDAY MAY 15

8:00 PM - "The Luminous Fish Effect"
Sheldon's getting fired forces him to explore what life has to offer outside physics, leaving Leonard to take drastic action to snap his friend out of his funk.

"There are many things about this episode that I like, but I picked it for one reason and one reason only: it is the first time I had the chance to meet and work with Laurie Metcalf, which was a dream come true."


8:30 PM - "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency"
With the rest of the gang off on a desert camping trip to view the Leonid meteor shower, Sheldon must play hero after Penny slips in the tub and dislocates her shoulder.

"Kaley and I had some of our very best times on this show doing Sheldon and Penny scenes and this episode was full of them. From the awkwardness of Sheldon helping Penny get dressed, to the inappropriate way Sheldon helps Penny fill out her hospital forms, I can still vividly remember working on these scenes, even nine years later."


9:00 PM - "The Pants Alternative"
Sheldon's fear of speaking in front of large groups threatens his ability to accept an award, so the gang tries to help him get ready for the big night.

"I loved how I got to work in one-on-one scenes with each of the other characters, that was a lot of fun. The big scene at the end, which may LOOK like a lot of fun, was actually very stressful: learning that Element Song nearly put me over the edge, mentally!"


9:30 PM - "The Agreement Dissection"
Priya uses her legal expertise to rip apart Sheldon's roommate agreement, and the women take the flustered Sheldon out dancing.

"I loved the structure of this episode, the way I got to sort of take part in two different story lines: girls night and the fight over the roommate agreement at home. It was also a really fun episode with Mayim."


10:00 PM - "The Ornithophobia Diffusion"
Sheldon must overcome his fear of birds.

"This was an absolutely absurd idea that our writers handled beautifully. Sheldon’s heartbroken desperation when the bird flies away was a genius idea that still makes me giggle when I think of it."

Thursday, May 9, 2019

McFarlane Toys’ Game of Thrones action figures and dragons have hit retailers nationwide.

Tempe, Ariz., - May. 8, 2019 – To celebrate the final season of the worldwide hit HBO® series Game of Thrones®, McFarlane Toys’ Game of Thrones action figures and dragons have hit retailers nationwide.

Game of Thrones fans can bring home their favorite characters and dragons, recreate iconic scenes and show loyalty to their favorite house with McFarlane Toys release of these realistic and highly detailed 6-inch scale action figures, as well as a deluxe box set of fan-favorite Game of Thrones characters including Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, the Night King, Arya Stark and Viserion the Ice Dragon.
 
Game of Thrones 6-inch Action Figures are available now at Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon and specialty retailers.  Each figure was modeled from digital scans of the cast, featuring iconic attire, 12 points-plus of articulation, and comes with character-specific and screen-accurate accessories. MSRP $19.99.

Game Of Thrones Viserion is featured in his ice dragon form from the season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. With a movable tail, legs, wings, and neck, this deluxe figure has more than 10 points of articulations.  Viserion's wings span 16.5" wide and move up and down. He also comes with a removable burst of blue fire and measures 9" x 16.5" x 10.5" fully displayed on an elevated base.  Available now at Best Buy, Target and Amazon.com. MSRP $25.99.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MOON Celebrating the 10thAnniversary of this Modern Sci-Fi Classic on 4K Ultra HD™ July 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

“ONE OF THE VERY BEST GENRE FILMS OF THE PAST DECADE.”

~ Den of Geek

 

MOON

 

Celebrating the 10thAnniversary of this Modern Sci-Fi Classic

on 4K Ultra HD July 16

 

Features All-New Bonus Material, Including

a Retrospective Conversation with Writer/Director Duncan Jones

and Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 7, 2019) –Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the 10th anniversary of a modern sci-fi classic when Duncan Jones’ MOON debuts on 4K Ultra HD and in 4K with HDR via participating Digital platforms on July 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Oscar®-winner Sam Rockwell (Best Supporting Actor 2017,Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) stars as an astronaut miner extracting precious Helium 3 from the moon, a resource that promises to reverse Earth’s energy crisis .  As he nears the end of his three-year contract, he makes an ominous discovery… MOON is remastered in 4K with HDR and newly remixed with Dolby Atmos audio – both approved by Writer/Director Duncan Jones. The release also includes the original 5.1 theatrical audio mix.

 

The all-new bonus material for the 4K Ultra HD release of MOON includes a retrospective conversation between Writer/Director Jones and entertainment journalist Joe Utichi, never-before-seen deleted scenes and a gallery of unique and compelling fan art posters, reflecting the film’s passion-driven cult status.  Also included are archival special features including two commentaries, Q&As and much more!

 

Critically-acclaimed upon its release (currently certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a 90% rating), MOONgarnered numerous awards, including “Best British Independent Film” at the British Independent Film Awards, “Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer” at the BAFTA Awards, Duncan Jones named “Breakthrough British Filmmaker” at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and the film was named one of the Top Independent Films by the National Board of Review.

 

Synopsis:

Sam Bell (Academy Award®-winner Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor 2017, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth’s primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon. Alone with only the base’s vigilant computer Gerty as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. His only link to the outside world comes via satellite messages from his wife and young daughter. He longs to return home, but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home. MOON is an engrossing, intelligent sci-fi thriller that ranks with genre classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey.

 

Bonus Materials Include:

§  All-New Special Features on 4K Ultra HD

o   All-New Retrospective Conversation with Duncan Jones and Journalist Joe Utichi

o   Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

o   Fan Art Poster Gallery

§  Also Included on Blu-ray

o   Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones and Producer Stuart Fenegan

o   Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones, Director of Photography Gary Shaw, Concept Designer Gavin Rothery, and Production Designer Tony Noble

o   Whistle Short Film by Duncan Jones

o   The Making of Moon

o   Creating the Visual Effects

o   Science Center Q&A with Director Duncan Jones

o   Filmmaker’s Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival

o   Theatrical Trailer

 

MOON has a run time of approximately 97 minutes and is rated R for language.

 

Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

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