Monday, July 31, 2017
DC Artist Master Class: Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Andy Kubert, John Romita
I Remember Seeing The Original On The Big Screen.
SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL
Experience the Excitement At Point-Blank Range
On Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital October 3
CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 31, 2017) –Chad Michael Collins (Sniper: Reloaded, Sniper: Legacy, Sniper: Ghost Shooter) and original Sniper stars Tom Berenger (Sniper, Sniper 2, Sniper 3, Sniper: Legacy,) and Billy Zane (Sniper, Sniper: Reloaded, Sniper: Ghost Shooter) team up together for the first time ever in SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL, taking aim on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital October 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In this thrilling new chapter of the enduringly popular military action-adventure franchise, Collins is back as elite Special Ops sniper Brandon Beckett, who joins forces with returning characters Sgt. Thomas Beckett (Berenger) and Richard Miller (Zane) to take on “The Devil,” a deadly sniper working for a powerful Colombian drug cartel who has access to advanced weaponry, including the “impossible bullet.” Directed by returning series’ director Claudio Fäh (Sniper: Reloaded) and co-starring Danay Garcia (TV’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Prison Break: Resurrection”) and Joe Lando (TV’s “The Secret Circle,” “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”), SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL is loaded with the kind of explosive action and pulse-pounding suspense fans have come to expect from the Sniper series and action fans-at-large won’t want to miss!
Synopsis: When a brutal Colombian drug cartel begins waging all-out war on the local authorities, elite Special Ops sniper Brandon Beckett is recruited to assist a top Colombian Federal Agent. Calling the shots for the U.S. squad is none other than Brandon’s dad, Sgt. Thomas Beckett, and his boss, Richard Miller. The team comes into the deadly crosshairs of a notorious cartel sniper, with an array of high-tech weaponry at his command, in this intense, military action-thriller.
SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL was written by Chris Hauty (Sniper: Ghost Shooter, Never Back Down series), based on characters created by Michael Frost Beckner and Crash Leyland. It was produced by David Zelon (Never Back Down series, Soul Surfer). Executive producer is Andrés Calderón.
SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL has a run time of approximately 93 minutes and is rated R for violence, grisly images, strong sexuality, some graphic nudity, and language.
A great actor and writer has passed beyond the veil.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbolism In Film Book Review
Friday, July 28, 2017
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TNT Programming Alert Week of August 20, 2017
TNT Programming Alert
Week of August 20, 2017
TWO-EPISODE SEASON FOUR PREMIERE: The Last Ship
"In Medias Res" – Sunday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, Nathan James must face yet another global disaster. The question remains, where in the world is Tom Chandler?
Directed by Paul Holahan
Written by Steven Kane
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane
"The Pillars of Hercules" – Sunday, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Having lost their only lead, the crew of Nathan James continues their search for an item that could save the world. Chandler immerses himself in a mission for revenge.
Directed by Reza Tabrizi
Written by Onalee Hunter Hughes
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane
"Your Houses" – Monday, Aug. 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV
Will (Laurie Davidson) is shocked to learn of Alice's (Olivia DeJonge) new passion. Haunted by his inability to write, Marlowe (Jamie Campbell Bower) embarks on a self-destructive path. Plague haunts London, and Richard (Mattias Inwood) discovers what he believes in.
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky
Written by Mark Steilen
Created by Craig Pearce
"You Will Be Gutted" – Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
With Smurf (Ellen Barkin) in jail, Baz (Scott Speedman) makes his move to run the family, but his brothers have other plans.
Directed by Larry Teng
Written by Jonathan Lisco
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Behind The Mask: The Batman Dead End Story DVD Review
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
BAYWATCH- extended version comes to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray August 29th and Digital HD August 15th
DWAYNE JOHNSON AND ZAC EFRON GO BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY IN THE OUTRAGEOUS, ACTION-PACKED COMEDY
Digital HD Available Two Weeks Early on August 15
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The “bawdy, sexy” (Neil Pond, Parade) and “ridiculously fun” (Rachel Smith, FOX-TV) comedy BAYWATCH makes waves with a new extended version, featuring outrageous footage not seen in theaters, on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack August 29, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Fans can dive in two weeks early on Digital HD August 15.
When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, legendary Lt. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson, The Fate of the Furious) leads his elite squad of badass lifeguards on a mission to prove you don’t have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hot-shot recruits including former Olympian Matt Brody (Zac Efron, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), they’ll ditch the surf and go deep undercover to take down a ruthless businesswoman (Priyanka Chopra, TV’s “Quantico”), whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.
The BAYWATCH 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include both the extended and theatrical versions of the film and are loaded with special features, including interviews with the sensational cast, a look at the “Baywatch” legacy, behind-the-scenes footage of the spectacular stunts, as well as deleted and extended scenes. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
BAYWATCH Blu-ray Combo Pack
The BAYWATCH Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the theatrical version of the film as well as the following:
· Extended Version of the film in high definition
· Theatrical Version of the film in high definition
· Bonus Content:
o Meet the Lifeguards
o Continuing the Legacy
o Stunts & Training
o Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Theatrical Version of the film in standard definition
BAYWATCH 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the theatrical version of the film.
BAYWATCH Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the theatrical version of the film in standard definition.
Sony Pictures: Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Steven Spielberg's Landmark Sci-Fi Classic "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND"
Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Steven Spielberg's Landmark Sci-Fi Classic "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND"
Theatrical Re-release hits theaters September 1
CULVER CITY, Calif., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures will celebrate the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic science fiction adventure CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND with a series of special events. As a highlight of the celebration, the film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen in the United States and Canada. The Director's Cut will receive an exclusive 1 week engagement in theaters across the country starting September 1, as well as a World Premiere in the Venezia Classici section of the Venice International Film Festival. Park Circus will distribute the film in international territories to follow.
"The release of Close Encounters ushered in a new way of approaching science fiction that has influenced countless filmmakers in the decades since," said Adrian Smith, President, Domestic Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing. "We couldn't be happier to celebrate its 40th anniversary by introducing it to a new generation of film fans through this special engagement."
Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Teri Garr (Tootsie), Melinda Dillon (A Christmas Story) and acclaimed French film director François Truffaut star in the story of a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Director (Spielberg) and Best Supporting Actress (Dillon), CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND won for Best Cinematography (Vilmos Zsigmond) with Frank E. Warner taking home a Special Achievement Award for sound effects editing.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is presented with an all-new 4K restoration. The film was fully restored from the 35mm original camera negative, thereby utilizing in 4K the full resolution, detail and color depth inherent in the film.
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND was produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND has a run time of approximately 135 min (1977 Theatrical Version), 132 minutes (1980 Special Edition), and 137 minutes (1997 Director's Cut). The film is rated PG for some intense sci-fi action, mild language and thematic elements.
Monday, July 24, 2017
KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK PRESENT THE LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY SERIES “THE VIETNAM WAR”
KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK PRESENT THE LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY SERIES
“THE VIETNAM WAR”
“THE VIETNAM WAR” airs on PBS September 17 – September 21 &
September 24 – September 28. Check local listings
Available on DVD and Blu-ray September 19th
Arlington, Va. – July 24, 2017 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing the new documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick THE VIETNAM WAR on DVD and Blu-ray September 19, 2017, coinciding with its PBS airing. In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides (see clips here).
Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations.
The run time of the program is approximately 1080 minutes on 10 discs. The SRP for the DVD is $99.99 and $129.99 for Blu-ray. There are over 100 minutes of extra bonus footage, including a 45-minute preview program, 2 pieces on contemporary lives of 2 of the participants, and bonus content. The program will also be available for digital download.
“The Vietnam War was a decade of agony that took the lives of more than 58,000 Americans,” Burns said. “Not since the Civil War have we as a country been so torn apart. There wasn’t an American alive then who wasn’t affected in some way — from those who fought and sacrificed in the war, to families of service members and POWs, to those who protested the war in open conflict with their government and fellow citizens. More than 40 years after it ended, we can’t forget Vietnam, and we are still arguing about why it went wrong, who was to blame and whether it was all worth it.”
“We are all searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy. Ken and I have tried to shed new light on the war by looking at it from the bottom up, the top down and from all sides,” Novick said. “In addition to dozens of Americans who shared their stories, we interviewed many Vietnamese on both the winning and losing sides, and were surprised to learn that the war remains as painful and unresolved for them as it is for us. Within this almost incomprehensibly destructive event, we discovered profound, universal human truths, as well as uncanny resonances with recent events.”
THE VIETNAM WAR features new, original music written and recorded by Academy Award-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The film also features new music arranged and performed by Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. It is the first time Burns and Novick have worked with Reznor and Ross, as well as with Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. Additional music in the film was composed by David Cieri and Doug Wamble, both of whom are longtime collaborators with Florentine Films.
The series also features more than 120 popular songs that define the era, including tracks from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Ben E. King, Phil Ochs, Donovan, Johnny Cash, Barry McGuire, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Otis Redding, Santana, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, The Temptations, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Pete Seeger and more.
The film will be accompanied by an outreach and public engagement program, providing opportunities — facilitated by public television stations — for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. In addition, there will be a robust interactive website and an educational initiative designed to engage teachers and students through multiple platforms, including PBS LearningMedia.
Viewers are encouraged to join the conversation: #VietnamWarPBS
THE VIETNAM WAR rounds out a trilogy of Florentine Films’ exploration of American wars that began with Burns’s landmark series, THE CIVIL WAR (1990), followed by Burns and Novick’s acclaimed seven-part series about World War II, THE WAR (2007).
Accompanying the series will be a companion book — written by Geoffrey C. Ward, with an introduction by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick — that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf, Burns’s longtime publisher, on September 5.
Funding for THE VIETNAM WAR is provided by Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; The Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and
Members of The Better Angels Society:
Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Hal & Diane Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund.
THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward. Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns.
WETA Washington, DC, is one of the largest producing stations of new content for public television in the United States. WETA productions and co-productions include PBS NewsHour, Washington Week, The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Latino Americans and The Italian Americans; documentaries by filmmaker Ken Burns, including The Civil War, Baseball, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and The Vietnam War; and productions by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., includingFinding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Season Three), Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise and Africa’s Great Civilizations. WETA presentations include Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, Pati’s Mexican Table, Sara’s Weeknight Meals, Globe Trekker and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Sharon Percy Rockefeller is president and CEO. The WETA studios and administrative offices are located in Arlington, Virginia. More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.org. On social media, visit www.facebok.com/wetatvfm on Facebook or follow @WETAtvfm on Twitter.
About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.
PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally. The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.
THE VIETNAM WAR: A FILM BY KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK
Street Date: September 19, 2017
Run Time: Approximately 1080 Minutes on 10 discs
SRP: DVD $99.99, Blu-ray $129.99
Format: DVD & Blu-ray
KICK-ASS – Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Nicolas Cage – Available on 4K Ultra HD for the First Time October 3
- “A New Kind of Superhero: The Making of Kick-Ass” 4-Part Documentary
- “It’s On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass” Featurette
- Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Matthew Vaughn
- Marketing Archive
- Ass-Kicking Bonus View Mode (Blu-ray Disc Exclusive) – Synchronous with the feature film, this innovative multi-media presentation incorporates video and audio commentary, behind-the-scenes clips and illustrative graphics with Co-Writer/Producer/Director Matthew Vaughn, plus cast and crew providing an all-access perspective on Kick-Ass
- “The Art of Kick-Ass” Gallery