Friday, February 26, 2021

CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS’ THRILLING ADVENTURE AS IT ARRIVES ON 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME



Newly Remastered Film Debuts May 25, 2021 with Over Two Hours of Bonus Content

 

Writer/director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg join forces for the extraordinary tale of youth, mystery, and adventure SUPER 8, debuting on 4K Ultra HD May 25, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Originally released on June 10, 2011, SUPER 8 celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.  Newly remastered for this 4K Ultra HD release, the critically acclaimed film stars Joel Courtney (The Kissing Booth), Kyle Chandler (“Friday NightLights”), and Elle Fanning (“The Great”).  Hailed upon its release as “the year’s most thrilling, feeling mainstream movie” (Richard Corliss,Time), SUPER 8 is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

The 4K Ultra HD release includes access to a digital copy of the film and more than two hours of previously released bonus content as detailed below:

 

4K Ultra HD Disc

·       Feature film in 4K Ultra HD

·       Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Larry Fong

·       The Dream Behind Super 8 (HD)

·       The Search for New Faces (HD)

·       Meet Joel Courtney (HD)

·       Rediscovering Steel Town (HD)

·       The Visitor Lives (HD)

·       Scoring Super 8 (HD)

·       Do You Believe in Magic? (HD)

·       The 8mm Revolution (HD)

·       Easter Eggs (HD)

·       Deconstructing the Train Crash (HD)

·       Deleted Scenes (HD)

 

Synopsis

SUPER 8 tells the story of six friends who witness a train wreck while making a Super 8 movie, only to discover that something unimaginable escaped during the crash.  They soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants. 

 

BELOVED WINNER OF EIGHT ACADEMY AWARDS® INCLUDING BEST PICTURE ARRIVES ON 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME

 


Debuting May 25, 2021, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Includes Over Two Hours of Bonus Content

 

Relive the romance, music, and comedic charms of the indelible classic MY FAIR LADY, debuting on 4K Ultra HD May 25, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Winner of eight Academy Awards*, including Best Picture, MY FAIR LADY also won the Best Picture Golden Globe® and was selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.  Adapted from the Broadway stage hit, the film stars Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins, a role that earned him the Oscar® for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Audrey Hepburn as the unforgettable Eliza Doolittle.

 

The 4K Ultra HD release features stunning picture quality courtesy of a recent 8K film transfer, as well as English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD sound for the finest home presentation.  The 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo also includes access to a digital copy of the film and more than two hours of previously released bonus content as detailed below:

 

4K Ultra HD Disc

·       Feature film in 4K Ultra HD

 

Blu-ray Disc

·       More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady Then & Now

·       1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner

·       Los Angeles Premiere 10/28/1964

·       British Premiere

·       George Cukor Directs Baroness Bina Rothschild

·       Rex Harrison Radio Interview

·       Production Tests

o   Lighting

o   Wilfred Hyde White make-up

o   Rain/set

o   Covent Garden lighting test

o   Alt. Higgins/Pickering screen test

·       Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals

o   Show Me

o   Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?

·       Galleries

·       Comments on a Lady

o   Andrew Lloyd Webber

o   Martin Scorsese

·       Theatrical Featurettes

·       Story of a Lady

·       Design for a Lady

·       The Fairest Fair Lady

·       Trailers

·       Theatrical Reissue: Poster Illustration

·       Theatrical Reissue: Poster Illustration Reserved Seats Trailer

·       Theatrical Reissue: Poster Illustration Awards

·       Theatrical Reissue

·       Awards

o   Rex Harrison BFI Honor

o   Rex Harrison Golden Globe Acceptance Speech

o   Academy Awards Ceremony Highlights 4/5/65

 

Synopsis

This beloved adaptation of the Broadway stage hit stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a sassy, working-class London street vendor, and Rex Harrison as the elitist Professor Higgins, who attempts to turn Eliza into a sophisticated lady through proper tutoring. But, when the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London society, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Legendary Comics Debut Arthur Adams Covers for 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Prequels

 Legendary Comics Reveal Godzilla vs. Kong Prequel Graphic Novel and Anthology Covers by Arthur Adams

 

 

Today on its social channels, Legendary Comics exclusively debuted the new covers for its upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong prequels (Kingdom Kong and Godzilla Dominion) as well as for the Monsterverse Titanthology Vol 1, all by acclaimed artist Arthur Adams.

 

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KINGDOM KONG

A sequel to the graphic novel Skull Island: Birth of Kong and a prelude to the film Godzilla vs. Kong, the upcoming prequel graphic novel,Kingdom Kong, will follow a group of highly skilled military pilots gathered together on Skull Island to see who has ‘the right stuff’ to take on a dangerous mission into the hollow earth. One of the pilots, Audrey, is haunted by the memories of a monstrous clash with one of Godzilla’s titanic rivals that left deep scars. When Skull Island is attacked by Camazotz, a bat-like Titan, Audrey must come to terms with her inner demons, and finding his home newly threatened, Kong must rise to face this usurper that would plunge the world into perpetual night. Kingdom Kong is written by Marie Anello (Shout Out) with art by ZID (Legendary Comics’ Skull Island: The Birth of Kong; Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead; Spectral: Ghosts of War). 

 

Writer: Marie Anello

Artist: ZID

On-sale date: March 30, 2021


GODZILLA DOMINION

Godzilla Dominion—the prequel graphic novel written by Greg Keyes (the Age of Unreasontrilogy; three New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels in the New Jedi Order series) with art by Drew Edward Johnson (DC’s Wonder Woman, Supergirl; Legendary Comics’ Godzilla Aftershock)—will feature a unique story that picks up after the events of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, where the Titans have risen and the reign of Godzilla has begun. As told entirely from Godzilla’s point of view, the graphic novel brings new insights into the King of Monsters: his habitats, ancient rivalries, encounters with new Titans, and other challenges. As his new era of dominance is tested, a coming confrontation with another Kinglooms. 

 

Writer: Greg Keyes

Artist: Drew Edward Johnson

Colorist: Allen Passalaqua

On-sale date: March 30, 2021

 

 

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MONSTERVERSE TITANTHOLOGY VOL 1

For new readers wanting to discover the backstories of Godzilla and Kong for the first time or fans revisiting their favorite adventures, the Monsterverse Titanthology Vol 1 brings the previously released graphic novels, Skull Island: The Birth of Kong (2017) and Godzilla: Aftershock (2019), together in one legendary volume for the first time ever.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

All Aboard!!! - Infinity Train: Book Two - Explore The Mystery On 5/25 When the DVD Comes To A Town Near You!



All Aboard for a Mind-Bending Journey
 
INFINITY TRAIN: BOOK TWO
 
The DVD Arrives at Your Destination on May 25th  
From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

BURBANK, CA (February 24, 2021) – Every train car is an adventure, and nothing is what you expect! Created by Owen Dennis (former writer and storyboard artist from Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series, “Regular Show”), the critically acclaimed, Infinity Train: Book Two will be released on DVD on May 25, 2021 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Developed through Cartoon Network’s award-winning Global Artists program, Infinity Train’s original short provoked immediate attention, garnering more than 5 million views on its YouTube page to date! 

Infinity Train: Book Two follows Mirror Tulip, an escaped reflection from the mirror world, and Jesse Cosay, a 14-year-old jock from Arizona. As the pair finds themselves on the run from the mirror police, themes of identity, friendship and peer pressure arise.

Go on an epic journey with all 10 episodes from the second season and bring home over an hour of bonus features including commentaries, animatics, and an image gallery! Infinity Train: Book Two DVD is priced to own at $14.97 SRP ($18.94 in Canada).

SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Commentaries
  • Animatics
  • Image Gallery

10 EPISODES
  1. The Black Market Car
  2. The Family Tree Car
  3. The Map Car
  4. The Toad Car
  5. The Parasite Car
  6. The Lucky Cat Car
  7. The Mall Car
  8. The Wasteland
  9. The Tape Car
  10. The Number Car
DIGITAL
Infinity Train: Book Two is available to own on Digital. Digital purchase 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. 
 
STREAMING 
Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, all seasons of Infinity Train are now available exclusively on HBO Max  with Infinity Train: Book Four coming soon.


BASICS
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Price: $14.97 SRP ($18.94 in Canada)
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 114 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 162 min
1 DVD-9s
Audio – English (2.0), Latin Spanish
Subtitles – English

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Shadow In The Cloud Streaming Video Review



Chloe Grace Moretz stars in this kick ass WW2 themed action thriller/horror film and proves she can carry a movie alone practically since a good chunk of it is claustrophobically focused directly on her stuck in the bottom turret of a World War Two Bomber turret that evokes memories of Dan O’Bannon’s short scripted segment in Heavy Metal though the threat here is not a malevolent intelligence in the form of a green orb or a crew of undead soldiers. It is something that is more psychological, sociological and cryptozoological all at the same time and she manages to carry the viewer faithfully through all of it and still be her own action hero too. This New Zealand genre gem also evokes 1980s genre films that featured New Wave or technological soundtracks whether it be Michael Mann’s The Keep, Ridley Scott’s American theatrical cut of Legend or even cult films like Night of the Comet. That is not to say that it is anything like the films referenced above, but it certainly captures a bit of that feel complete with a rocking song by Kate Bush.


No surprise the film was co-scripted by Max Landis, who is one of the most interesting screenwriters working in his generation of Hollywood currently. The film was co-written and directed by Roseanne Liang, who does a great job with a low budget. Though not the best work I have seen from WETA Digital, they still managed to deliver a great value in special effects that still makes them equal to if not at times excelling over the wizards at Industrial Light and Magic. It is neither too long nor too short. Just the right length for a popcorn streaming flick and Moretz looks at home in her World War Two bomber gear while the movie makes a point to honor our female veterans that helped the allies defeat the greatest evil the Twentieth Century has ever known. Have fun and check it out. Shadow In The Cloud Is available to rent and to own on streaming services now.


(C) Copyright 2021 By Mark A. Rivera

All Rights Reserved.

Friday, February 19, 2021

ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE Will Be Available Worldwide In All Markets March 18, Day And Date With The US

 

ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE Will Be Made Available Worldwide In All Markets Day And Date With The US On Thursday, March 18*

ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE will be made available worldwide in all markets day and date with the US on THURSDAY, MARCH 18 (*with the exception of China, France and Japan, where the release dates are TBD). The feature film will be available in each market via one of the following distribution options – PVOD, PEST, EST, SVOD, TVOD, HBO linear and on HBO Go (in HBO Europe and HBO Asia territories), or via a local TV provider. Additional details for each specific market will be shared in the upcoming weeks.

About ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE 

ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons. The screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Wesley Coller, Jim Rowe, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

About Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures is a part of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, which also includes New Line Cinema, Warner Animation Group and DC-based film production. Warner Bros. partners with the world’s most inspiring storytellers to create extraordinary entertainment on every screen for the global audience. Warner Bros. Pictures Group has been at the forefront of the motion picture industry since its inception and continues to be a leading creative force, producing the broadest slate of films comprised of worldwide theatrical releases and films premiering exclusively on HBO Max.

About DC 
DC, a WarnerMedia Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverseinfinite.com

Follow @hbomax and @snydercut for additional updates.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

TODD McFARLANE REVEALS 2021 THE YEAR OF SPAWN

 


SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1 Cover by J. Scott Campbell

Today, Image Comics' President Todd McFarlane announced his bold attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.
 
The announcement was given by McFarlane during a first look presentation at the Direct Market Retailers at the Annual ComicsPRO Conference.
 
The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.

McFarlane will capitalize on the twenty-eight-year success story of Spawn, which has seen sales increase between 150 to 600% from pre-pandemic orders. The Spawn title currently is a top 5 monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart. Recently, a new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People's Choice 2021 Toy of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.
 
As part of his announcement, McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis instead of just twelve times a year.
 
"The simple question is this: DC Comics started a shared universe in the late 1930s. Marvel Comics began theirs in the early 1960s… so, can lightning strike a third time beginning in 2021? I personally do not have the answer to that question right now, but the only way to get an answer to that question is to make the attempt in the first place, "said McFarlane, Image president, and Spawn Creator. "This is a long-intended plan that will need the help of dozens and dozens of creators to help create hundreds and hundreds of characters. And then to reward those creators if any of their ideas pay off in a big way outside of the comic industry. The quest isn't to have our ideas exclusively live in the comic book industry but to have merit and value outside of that industry as well. My character Spawn has been an example of what can happen with creation… so, what are the possibilities if hundreds of creations are brought together? Marvel and DC Comics have shown us that a collective group of characters, together, in a shared universe can resonate globally. I think it is time for David to attempt to join the same arena as the Goliaths of the world."
 
In June, in what McFarlane is calling "2021 the Year of Spawn," comic retailers will be able to order SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles. The first title will release in August with a book called KING SPAWN #1. The character Spawn will now join the rare company of stalwart characters, like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, that will have multiple monthly books for the same title character. It will also mark the first time in twenty-eight years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book. It gives McFarlane hope of reaching a new generation of readers that missed out on the initial launch of the Spawn back in 1992.
 
In October comes the second new monthly called GUNSLINGER SPAWNThis title character has been a huge hit among the fanbase over the past year, and each of his appearances has garnered enthusiasm at the stores and online.
 
Finally, there will be a new #1 team book, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. That book is titled THE SCORCHED. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, and She-Spawn begins the group's adventures. However, McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he would be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.
 


SPAWN 300 Cover Jerome Opena

To lend a creative hand on some of this expanding list of titles, McFarlane has recruited an all-star list of comic book creators such as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, AleŇ° Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara, and Frank Quitely, as well as others he will be announcing in the coming months.
 
All of this just continued to build on the mythology of Spawn and his world. The original SPAWN book is one of the world's bestselling and longest-running comics, with over 100 million copies sold in more than 120 countries.
 
In 2019, McFarlane made history with the release of the historic SPAWN #300 and record-breaking SPAWN #301. These milestones have earned McFarlane the Guinness World Records title for the world's longest-running creator-owned comic book series. SPAWN #300 became the 2nd highest-selling comic title and was also the only character to place two of its issues in the Top 11 for highest-selling issues for that year.
 
A new movie of SPAWN is currently in development with BlumHouse Studios, Jamie Foxx, and Jeremy Renner, all attached to the project as McFarlane will be making his directorial debut on the film when it goes into production.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Own 14 of John Wayne’s Most Essential Films Together in One Collection for the First Time



 14-DVD Set Arrives May 11, 2021

 

Relive some of the greatest performances by legendary actor John Wayne with the JOHN WAYNE ESSENTIAL 14-MOVIE COLLECTION, arriving on DVD May 11, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

An American hero and icon, Wayne had an epic, 50-year film career in which he played the lead in over 140 films.  He was nominated* for three Academy Awards®, winning the Best Actor award for his performance in True Grit.

 

Representing Paramount’s biggest John Wayne collection ever, this 14-movie set spans nearly 25 years of Wayne’s exceptional career and includes his only Oscar®-winning performance in True Gritand his final lead role in The Shootist.  Encompassing epic stories of integrity and dramatic battles of will, these fan-favorites capture the virtue, courage, and humor of an American original. 

 

The films in the DVD collection are:

·       Hondo (1953)

·       Island in the Sky (1953)

·       The High and the Mighty (1954)

·       The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

·       Hatari! (1962)

·       Donovan’s Reef (1963)

·       McLintock! (1963)

·       In Harm’s Way (1965)

·       The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

·       El Dorado (1966)

·       True Grit (1969)

·       Rio Lobo (1970)

·       Big Jake (1971)

·       The Shootist (1976)