Tuesday, April 16, 2024

CRUNCHYROLL BRINGS “VINLAND SAGA” SEASON 2, “TOMO-CHAN IS A GIRL!,” “BUNGO STRAY DOGS” SEASON 4, AND MORE ON BLU-RAY THIS JULY 2024

 





Culver City, California (April 15, 2024) – This July, Crunchyroll will be celebrating in red, white, and Blu-rays with multiple new releases coming to home video in North America, including the multiple Anime Award-nominated VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2; a limited edition of Tomo-chan Is a Girl! with a 76-page art book, art cards, and stickers; a limited edition of BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense Season 2 with joystick covers, a 64-page art book, and multiple art cards; Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4, and many more! There will also be re-releases of fan favorites FLCL Season 1 and Soul Eater with all-new box art.


VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 – Blu-ray

Thorfinn’s long-time goal of killing his father’s murderer, Askeladd, has been robbed of him and now is at a loss for what to do with his life. Sold to a farmer in Denmark tending to his lands, he meets fellow slave Einar, who inspires him to find purpose beyond revenge. As he seeks atonement and a new purpose, King Canute the Great is waging a war to conquer Denmark to create a paradise on Earth.


  • VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 – Special Features

    • Promo Videos

    • Textless Opening & Ending Songs


Tomo-chan Is a Girl! - Limited Edition – Blu-ray

Tomboy Tomo couldn’t have picked a more awkward high school crush ’cause it’s on her childhood friend, Junichiro, but he only sees her as one of the guys. Despite her pretty looks and signals, nothing gets through to this meathead! Will Junichiro ever realize Tomo’s into him and see her for the cutesy girl she actually is?!


  • Tomo-chan Is a Girl! – Limited Edition Exclusives

    • 76-page art book

    • 8 art cards of Tomo and her friends

    • Character reaction sticker sheets


  • Tomo-chan Is a Girl! – Special Features

    • Anime NYC Premiere Video with Japanese Voice Actors

    • “Making Of” Shorts

    • Promo Video

    • Trailers

    • Textless and Ending Songs


FLCL Season 1 – Blu-ray

Naota is a detached sixth-grader afflicted by the pangs of puberty. He's fooling around with his brother's ex-girlfriend when a crazed girl on a motor scooter runs him over, brains him with a bass guitar, and moves into his house. She says she's an alien, and hurls Naota into the middle of a mega-corporation's secret agenda. Now giant battling robots shoot from his skull when he has naughty thoughts.


  • FLCL Season 1 – Special Features

    • Director Commentaries

    • Videos with Music by The Pillows

    • "Ride on Shooting Star" Video by The Pillows

    • Outtakes (English Dub)

    • Textless Ending Song

    • Trailers


THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE arrives to buy on Digital May 14, 2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

The magical and action-packed family adventure THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE arrives to buy on Digital May 14, 2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will arrive on DVD May 28.

 

Based on the popular children’s book series by Laurence Yep, THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE is an authentic coming-of-age tale with mystical characters, laugh-out-loud comedy, and pulse-pounding action.  Perfect for the entire family to enjoy, the film features vibrant animation and a star-studded voice cast including Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Bowen Yang, Greta Lee, Brandon Soo Hoo, and more.

 

THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE follows Chinese-American teenager Tom Lee (Brandon Soo Hoo), whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians.  With guidance from a mythical tiger named Hu (Henry Golding) and the other Zodiac animal warriors, Tom trains to take on an evil force (Michelle Yeoh) that threatens humanity.

 

Fans who purchase the film on Digital* or DVD will have access to four behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast and crew:

 

  • The Power of the 12
  • The Tiger’s Troupe: The Epic Cast
  • From Apprentice to Hero
  • The Magic of Chinatown

 

THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE is rated PG for action/violence, thematic elements, some language and suggestive references.  The film originally debuted on Paramount+.

Monday, April 15, 2024

There will be no update today.

In observance of my parents passing four years ago due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, I will not be posting any updates today. Thank you for your understanding. Be grateful. Not hateful. Namaste.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Series

 

All 120 Episodes From The Emmy® & Golden Globe® Award-Winning Series Will Be Available To Purchase On DVD October 8, 2024

 

All Seasons Are Available To Own On Digital Today


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BURBANK, CA (April 8, 2024) – For the first time ever, all episodes from HBO’s award-winning original series are brought together in one set with the release of Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete SeriesOn October 8, get ready to binge on all 120 episodes from the series’ twelve critically acclaimed seasons, along with all the previously released special features including The Seinfeld Reunion: It Could Only Happen on Curb Your Enthusiasm. 


For fans looking to complete their DVD library, Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Twelfth and Final Season will also be available to purchase on DVD on October 8.


Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Twelfth and Final Season and Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Series are available now to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.


Starring Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself, the iconic Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning comedy seriesCurb Your Enthusiasm offers a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the writer/producer/comedian’s fictionalized life. The comedy series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life can precipitate a catastrophic chain of events. The series also stars Jeff Garlin (“The Goldbergs”), Susie Essman (“Broad City”), Cheryl Hines (“Suburgatory”), J.B. Smoove (“Mapleworth Murders”), Richard Lewis (“Anything But Love”), Ted Danson ("The Good Place”), Vince Vaughn ("Wedding Crashers”) and Tracey Ullman ("Tracey Ullman’s Show”).

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm is created by Larry David; executive producers, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, and Jeff Schaffer; co-executive producers, Laura Streicher and Jennifer Corey. 

 

The show has received critical acclaim and has grown in popularity since its debut, particularly for its writing and the actors’ improvisational comedy, which has amassed a staggering 51 Emmy nominations and two wins; five Golden Globe nominations and one win, as well as multiple nominations and wins across the various guilds, including SAG, DGA, and WGA.

 

Both titles will be releasing on DVD October 8, 2024Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Twelfth and Final Season will be available to purchase at online retailers and Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Series will be available to purchase online and in-store at major retailers. Pre-order your copy now.


SEASON 12 SYNOPSIS:

Larry accidentally champions an important political cause, takes part in a country club controversy, and attempts to restore his public image in the 12th and final season of this hit HBO comedy series.

 

Pricing and series information:

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Series

Includes all 120 episodes from all twelve seasons, plus all the bonus features that have been created over the years.

Kung Fu Panda 4 - OWN IT WITH THE EXCLUSIVE SHORT FEATURING JACK BLACK & AWKWAFINA ON DIGITAL TUESDAY, APRIL 9 THE ONLY WAY TO WATCH AT HOME WHILE STILL IN THEATERS FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Universal City, California, April 8, 2024 – The Dragon Warrior is back to kick even more evil butt! Po and his new rag tag army embark on an action-packed adventure in KUNG FU PANDA 4, arriving in homes on digital platforms where you can buy or rent movies tomorrow, April 9, 2024, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Own KUNG FU PANDA 4 with the never-before-seen animated short “Dueling Dumplings” only when you purchase from participating retailers nationwide including Apple, Fandango at Home (formerly Vudu), Comcast Xfinity, Cox, and Verizon.

Emmy winner and Golden Globe® nominee Jack Black returns as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, in this butt-kicking new chapter from DreamWorks Animation’s beloved action-comedy franchise: KUNG FU PANDA 4. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, voiced by Awkwafina, a corsac fox, to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. In a journey that puts both to the test, it will take a wicked, powerful sorceress, The Chameleon, voiced by Oscar® winner Viola Davis, to bring them together and remind Po that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.
 
With the release of KUNG FU PANDA 4, the franchise has grossed over two billion dollars at the global box-office.
 
BONUS FEATURES:

  • Dueling Dumplings – In this original short voiced by Jack Black and Awkwafina, Po and Zhen battle over whose dumplings reign supreme.

 

Friday, April 5, 2024

Peter Claffey And Dexter Sol Ansell To Star In The HBO Original Drama Series A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS: THE HEDGE KNIGHT

 


  • Peter Claffey and Dexter Sol Ansell will star in the HBO Original drama series A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS: THE HEDGE KNIGHT. Claffey will play the role of Dunk and Ansell will play Egg.
     
  • Logline: A century before the events of “Game of Thrones,” two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall (Claffey), and his diminutive squire, Egg (Ansell). Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes, and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends
     
  • About Peter Claffey: Claffey is an actor and former Connacht Rugby player with credits in Apple TV’s “Bad Sisters” (2022) and “Wreck” (2022). Claffey’s upcoming projects include starring opposite Cillian Murphy in “Small Things Like These” and season 3 of Netflix’s “Vikings: Valhalla.
     
  • About Dexter Sol Ansell: Ansell began his acting career at age four on ITV's “Emmerdale” (2019). Ansell has since starred in Sky's thriller series “The Midwich Cuckoos” (2022) and in the Netflix comedy film “Christmas on Mistletoe Farm” (2022). Most recently, Ansell portrayed Young Coriolanus Snow in “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” (2023). Ansell’s upcoming projects include; “Here,” “The Moor,” Channel 4's “Hullraisers” and “Robin and The Hood.”
     
  • Credits: Written and executive produced by George R.R. Martin and Ira Parker. Executive produced by Ryan Condal, Vince Gerardis, Owen Harris, and Sarah Bradshaw.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

On April 30, 2024, the world will celebrate 20 years of trying to make fetch happen as the original, wickedly funny MEAN GIRLS and the Remake arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ for the first time.



Put on your sweatpants and get ready for a totally grool double feature at home!

 

On April 30, 2024, the world will celebrate 20 years of trying to make fetch happen as the original, wickedly funny MEAN GIRLS arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ for the first time.  

 

Released in theatres on April 30, 2004, MEAN GIRLSbecame an audience and critical hit, earning over $130 million worldwide and Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes.  Tina Fey’s brilliantly satirical and eminently quotable screenplay brought to life with hilarious performances by the exceptional cast made the film a pop culture sensation that continues to earn new fans 20 years after its theatrical debut. 

 

Paramount Home Entertainment’s special 20thanniversary 4K Ultra HD release comes in a collectible hot pink case with a limited-edition o-sleeve featuring the infamous Burn Book and includes a brand-new featurette entitled “Mean Girls: Class of ‘04”, as well as access to a Digital copy of the film.  Details of the new and legacy bonus content are below:

 

  • Mean Girls: Class of ’04—Tina Fey and cast from the new movie look back at the original film and discuss why it became a cult classic. NEW!
  • Commentary by director Mark Waters, screenwriter and actress Tina Fey, and producer Lorne Michaels
  • Only the Strong Survive
  • The Politics of Girl World
  • Plastic Fashion
  • Word Vomit (Blooper Reel)
  • So Fetch – Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Mark Waters and screenwriter and actress Tina Fey
  • Interstitials
  • Theatrical Trailer

In addition to the 20th anniversary release detailed above, MEAN GIRLS (2024), this year’s new twist on the modern classic from writer Tina Fey, will also arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & DVD on April 30. 

 

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include more than 30 minutes of bonus content and a sing-along version featuring lyrics to select songs from the film.  Bonus content is detailed below:

 

  • A New Age of Mean Girl Tina Fey, the cast, and crew discuss a new take on the Mean Girls story and how the drama at North Shore high would unfold in the age of social media.
  • Song and Dance A behind-the-scenes look of what it took to bring the big musical numbers ofMean Girls (2024) to life. We hear from the directors, the choreographer, and the cast about how they prepped and reimagined the classic film with musical elements.
  • The New Plastics The new cast dives into their memories of watching the original film, their favorite moments/lines, what character they identified with, and what it meant to be cast in the musical.
  • Gag Reel— Some of the best moments happen behind the scenes!
  • Not My Fault – Music Video with Reneé Rapp and Megan Thee Stallion
  • Extended Scene – I’m Having a Small Get Together at My House
  • Mean Girls Sing-Along with Select Songs

 

MEAN GIRLS (2004) Synopsis

After living in Africa with her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) must brave the wilds of high school where she is taken under the wing of the popular girls, The Plastics, led by the cool and cruel Regina George (Rachel McAdams). What follows is a treasure trove of sharp, witty humor that defined a generation and inspired countless catchphrases, a hit Broadway musical, and a new twist on the tale in 2024. Co-Starring and written by Tina Fey, and featuring Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, and Amy Poehler, MEAN GIRLS is nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon and an iconic classic.  

 

MEAN GIRLS (2024) Synopsis

From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady Heron is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George. However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis and Damian, she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.

 

MEAN GIRLS (2004) is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, and some teen partying.

MEAN GIRLS (2024) is rated PG-13 for sexual material, strong language, and teen drinking.