Monday, December 21, 2015

Seasons Greetings And Wishing You All A Very Happy Holiday! will be going dark for the holiday so please accept my personal best wishes for all of you to have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday too. Have fun and keep smiling!







New Renditions Of The Legendary Droids As They Appeared In The Classic Original Star Wars Film Trilogy Debut This Month And Are The Latest To Join The Egg Attack Line Of Super Deformed Premium Statues


Anaheim, CA, December 21, 2015 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, expands its line of Star Wars products with the release this month of the Egg Attack Star Wars series EA-015 R2-D2 statue and EA-016 C-3PO statue from Beast Kingdom.  


The statues are the latest to join Beast Kingdom’s line of officially licensed, collectible Egg Attack Star Wars figures that are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets. The Egg Attack statues present extremely high quality, super-deformed renditions of several legendary characters from the Star Wars film franchise and can accent an ardent fan’s existing display or become the unique centerpieces of any collection. 


Depicted as the legendary droids appeared in the original Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI film trilogy, the stunning renditions of R2-D2 and C-3PO are officially licensed by Lucasfilm and are constructed with compound materials. Their screen accurate paintjobs fully realize R2-D2’s classic blue and white plating and C-3PO’s gold armor, silver right leg, and his weathered appearance from the time spent stranded on the desert planet of Tatooine.


EA-015 Star Wars R2-D2 Statue

Height: Approx. 5 inches; MSRP: $149.99

This collectible statue is constructed with compound material and painted to reflect R2-D2’s classical blue and white plating. The lighting function of the droid 100% matches the original movie setting. It also has built-in R2-D2 sound effects officially licensed by Lucasfilm. To complete the display, a classic-looking Carbon-Freezing Chamber light-up figure stand is also included.

EA-016 Star Wars C-3PO statue 

Height: Approx. 6 inches; MSRP: $164.99

This collectible statue is constructed with compound material and expertly painted to depict C-3PO’s gold armor, silver right leg, and the weathering effects from time spent stranded on the desert planet of Tatooine. It has built-in classic lines officially licensed by Lucasfilm, and also comes with a classic Carbon-Freezing Chamber light-up figure stand for collectors to customize their display.                                        


If poseable action figures are more a fans’ preference, collectors also have the opportunity to purchase Star Wars figures from Beast Kingdom’s Egg Attack Action line. Fans will not want to miss out on other Beast Kingdom Star Wars products available from Bluefin including the EAA-002 Star Wars Darth Vader figure (depicted from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) and the EAA-005 Star Wars Stormtrooper figure (depicted from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Bac

Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford Star in the Newsroom Drama that Nearly Changed the Course of a U.S. Presidential Election TRUTH


“A gripping, beautifully executed journalistic thriller.”

--Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford Star in the Newsroom Drama 
that Nearly Changed the Course of a U.S. Presidential Election



Also Starring Topher Grace,
 Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood & Dennis Quaid

Arrives on Digital Jan. 26and Blu-ray™ & DVD Feb. 2



CULVER CITY, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2015) – Experience an incredible true story that rocked the world of television journalism when TRUTH premieres on Digital Jan. 26and Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed and written by James Vanderbilt (writer Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), TRUTH is based on award-winning TV producer Mary Mapes’ memoir, Truth and DutyThe Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power, which chronicles the story of Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and Mary Mapes’ (Cate Blanchett) investigation into a sitting President’s military service. But when doubts arise, sources change their stories and accusations fly, their story becomes one of network news’ biggest scandals. 

The TRUTH bonus features further illuminate the events and issues that sent shockwaves through the journalistic community. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are deleted scenes and a featurette, “The Reason for Being,” with Dan Rather, Mary Mapes, Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett discussing the real events upon which the story was based and the important questions the film raises about journalism, political influence and the meaning of truth. Included on both the Blu-ray and DVD is a special featurette, “The Team,” where the A-list cast and filmmakers discuss the journey of bringing the film to the screen; a Q&A with Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss and James Vanderbilt; and a Commentary with James Vanderbilt and producers Brad Fischer and William Sherak.

Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett star in TRUTH, based on a riveting true story of one of network news’ biggest scandals. As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather (Redford), Mary Mapes (Blanchett) believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But then allegations come pouring in, sources change their stories, document authenticity is questioned, and the casualties begin to mount. This dramatic thriller goes behind the scenes to expose the intricacies of journalistic integrity and what it takes to reveal the TRUTH.


Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features:                                                               

·         Featurette: The Team

·         Q&A with Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss and James Vanderbilt

·         Commentary with Director James Vanderbilt, Producers Brad Fischer and William Sherak

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusives*:

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Featurette: The Reason For Being


The First of Three Volumes Exploring the Mythology of Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft® Universe Arrives March 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics and Blizzard Entertainment have set a release date for the first in a multivolume series detailing the history of the Warcraft® universe: World of Warcraft®: Chronicle Volume 1.

On March 15World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 will hit shelves, taking readers on a journey through an age of myth and legend long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft lore reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle is the first in a series of books that attempts to codify, tighten up, and clarify the history of Warcraft,” said Chris Metzen, Blizzard Entertainment senior vice president of story and franchise development. “People often ask why lore is important. The lore, the storytelling of Warcraft is something that we’ve really tried to work on and hone over the years as an integral part of the fantasy you’re playing through. When it catches you, it’s something you want to keep coming back to over and over.”

This beautiful hardcover book features over twenty full-page illustrations by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee and is the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe, from its distant past to the current era. Volume 1 covers the creation of the Warcraft universe up to the story of the original Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 goes on sale March 15, 2016, in comic shops and bookstores. Preorder your copy today! 

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DA VINCI'S DEMONS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON arriving Jan 4th on Digital HD and Jan 26 on Blu-ray and DVD!



December 21, 2015









Beverly Hills, CA – Get ready for the explosive final chapter of one of the most ambitious and thrilling series of all time. Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the third season of the critically acclaimed STARZOriginal series, “DA VINCI’S DEMONS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON,” on Blu-ray™ and DVD on January 26th. The complete third season plus bonus releases on Digital HD on January 4, 2016, one week after the finale, via Starz Digital.  From Creator and Executive Producer David S. Goyer (BladeThe Dark KnightMan of Steel), comes the conclusion of the historical fantasy series that focuses on a young Leonardo da Vinci as he struggles with his inner demons and outside forces in a battle to shape the future. This is a story of the first true “Renaissance man” in a provocative series that the Hollywood Reporter calls “endlessly fascinating.” SRP is $54.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $44.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is December 16th. 


“DA VINCI’S DEMONS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” shows Leonardo da Vinci's world as it comes crashing down when the city of Otranto is torn apart by an Ottoman invasion. On the battlefield, the Turks use da Vinci’s own weapons against him…the designs for which were stolen by someone he trusted. This betrayal will haunt Leo long after the battle is decided, as will the deaths of loved ones lost in the fighting. When Rome instigates a Crusade against the Turks, he seizes the opportunity to join, but his mission is complicated by a series of grisly murders that terrorize Italy and threaten the Crusade itself.                                                    


“DA VINCI’S DEMONS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” features BAFTA award-winner Tom Riley as tortured genius Leonardo da Vinci and co-stars Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson, Elliot Cowan, Lara Pulver and James Faulkner as both Pope Sixtus IV and The Prisoner.


Here is the epic conclusion to the historical thrill ride that fans and critics have been waiting for.

Kellan Lutz and Bruce Willis Star in the High-Octane Action-Thriller Extraction Available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD February 23

Kellan Lutz, Bruce Willis, and Gina Carano Star 
in the  
High-Octane Action-Thriller Available on
Blu-Ray™, DVD and Digital HD on February 23
from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (December 21, 2015) - Golden Globe® and Emmy®winner Bruce Willis (Die Hard) stars in the pulse-pounding action-packed Extraction, available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on February 23 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Packed with enough pulse-pounding action scenes to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, Extraction follows one man's quest to rescue his father from international terrorists. From the producers of Lone Survivor and Escape Plan, the film also stars Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga franchise), Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6), D.B. Sweeney (Taken 2), Dan Bilzerian (The Equalizer), Olga Valentina (The Frozen Ground), Lydia Hull (Empire State), and Tyler J. Olson (Jarhead). 
When a terrorist group kidnaps retired CIA field operative Leonard Turner (Bruce Willis), his son Harry Turner (Kellan Lutz), a government analyst who has been repeatedly turned down for field service, launches his own unsanctioned rescue operation. While evading highly skilled operatives, deadly assassins, and international terrorists, Harry finally puts his combat training to the test in a high-stakes mission to find his father and to stop a terrorist plot.

The Extraction home entertainment release is loaded with special features including a commentary with director Steven C. Miller and actor Kellan Lutz, "The Making of Extraction" featurette, extended interviews with the cast and crew, and deleted/extended scenes. Extraction will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

  • Commentary with Director Steven C. Miller and Actor Kellan Lutz
  • "The Making of Extraction" Featurette
  • Extended Interviews with the Cast & Crew
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes

Shaun the Sheep: Season 2 arrives on DVD (plus Digital) on February 23 from Lionsgate

The countryside chaos continues when Shaun the Sheep: Season 2 arrives on DVD (plus Digital) on February 23 from Lionsgate. Shaun and his friends are known for causing havoc within Mossy Bottom Farm and this season is no different! With baaaa-rilliant bonus features, the Shaun the Sheep: Season 2 DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98. 
The complete second season of Shaun the Sheep has arrived with 40 hilarious episodes of woolly shenanigans! An Oscar®-winning creator of Wallace & Gromit™ strikes again with the mischievous barnyard antics of Shaun, Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy, and those Naughty Pigs next door. 
  • "Whack-a-Pig" Game
  • "Sheep Shearing" Game
  • "Meet the Animals" Video
  • "Sing-Along with Shaun" Video 
  • "Building a Pig" Video
  • "The Mini Making of Shaun" Featurette 
  • "Timmy Time" and "Timmy's Tune" Sneak Peak 
  • Behind the Scenes Gallery 
*Subject to change

LABYRINTH OF LIES Debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital February 16

“Powerfully documented, carefully written, forcefully directed and skillfully acted.”

– Rex Reed, The New York Observer

Debuting on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital February 16




CULVER CITY, Calif. (December 21, 2015) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital release of LABYRINTH OF LIES on February 16. Germany’s Academy Award® entry for Best Foreign Language Film, LABYRINTH OF LIES is Giulio Ricciarelli’s feature film debut as director.  The script, which Ricciarelli co-wrote with Elisabeth Bartel, illuminates a relatively obscure chapter of German history, when thousands of former Nazis simply returned to their everyday lives and their crimes remained unpunished and largely forgotten. This Sony Pictures Classics film, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, stars Alexander Fehling (Inglorious Bastards, TV’s Homeland) and features the last film performance by legendary German actor Gert Voss. Blu-ray and DVD special features on LABYRINTH OF LIES include a commentary track with Ricciarelli and Fehling, an interview with Ricciarelli and Fehling at the Jewish Film Festival and deleted scenes.



Germany 1958. In those years, "Auschwitz" was a word that some people had never heard of, and others wanted to forget as quickly as possible. Against the will of his immediate superior, young prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) begins to examine the case of a recently identified teacher who was a former Auschwitz guard. Radmann soon lands in a web of repression and denial, but also of idealization.  He devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, colleagues and allies, and is sucked deeper and deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever.


DVD and Blu-ray™ Special Features

  • Commentary with Director Giulio Ricciarelli and Actor Alexander Fehling
  • Jewish Film Festival Q&A with Director Giulio Ricciarelli and Actor Alexander Fehling
  • Deleted Scenes


Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Blind Unboxing Of Lootcrate Combat Edition And Lootcrate Combat Myster... And Written Review

Lootcrate is a product intended for kids and adults alike who enjoy collectible items, comics, toys and clothing items, which are available for those who Levelup their subscription by visiting I have heard of Lootcrate before, but has never had the opportunity to actually have one and share the experience via an unboxing. 

So after being contacted by Lootcrate, it was understandably excited to inbox the contents for the Companion YouTube channel and then write a review of the contents at They sent me their November, 2015 combat themed Lootcrate despite my understanding that I was going to either inbox their Star Wars or Doctor Who special edition holiday sets. 

Those sets were limited however and I do appreciate the opportunity to unbox and review the contents. My feelings on the particular set are mixed and since this was my first Lootcrate unboxing, which I did blindly without knowing what I would find. One thing to note is in both the Lootcrate and Mystery apparel package, there is a booklet that details beautifully with full color glossy images, the contents of each. I mistakes one to be a comic and the other catalogue because I had never opened one of these before and since in both cases these inserts are buried beneath the content, instead of being on top or in a protective sleeve on top that a person can just grab at and learn what they are getting that month, I feel that upon first examination it is an honest mistake and one that could be avoided if Lootcrate follows my critique of placing the contents literature on top and not going for a surprise and risk the user losing or missing an item they are not aware exists.

The box itself is intended to serve as a diorama, but the design requires one to tape pieces together rather that simply reverse the interior and use the existing flaps and slits to create the diorama without the need of tape at all. I also question who the diorama idea is really targeted at because I think most adults will throw out the shipper once they've decided what they intend to keep while kids might like it more, but just like the shoebox dioramas of old, I don't know any parent who would want their kid to hold on to such a thing since it could attract vermin.

The other problem I found was the quality of some of the toys inside. There was this one creature that while did not know it while I was opening it, was broken inside the box with little pieces that are dangerous for children and poorly constructed for adults. Honestly, I felt that some of the content was surplus collectibles put in a box with little care as to whether or not it fitted in thematically. The majority of the toys are geared toward a Fallout game, but the broken monster has no connection to the game or theme and the magnets only made me feel frustrated because they looked better than the broken toy it was supposed to support. The Shredder glasses toy from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also seemed like something acquired for cheap from a surplus and just thrown in the box just for filler. The Streetfighter Comic comes sealed in plastic and while I have no idea what Streetfighter has to do with Fallout, at least I can understand having it included in absence of a Fallout comic because it does feature combat, which was a part of the box theme for November. 

The Bobblehead and Hunger Games Mockingjay pendant as well as the button were the nicest parts of what was included, but I have to ask with the obvious tie-in to the holidays, supported by the gift tags included, why the post apocalyptic theme in general because that sure does not smack of anything remotely related to the holiday season, including Thanksgiving.

The Levelup apparel in general was much better with quality merchandise like Fallout themed socks, a woman's shopping bag and Mockingjay necklace as well as a nice unisex long sleeve t-shirt. Overall I liked the apparel a lot more than the crate and would suggest adult subscribers go with that. 

Now maybe it was just a bad crate for November, but overall I felt the Lootcrate I unboxed felt like a bunch of leftover cheap and even broken swag. The box design needs to be rethought for a higher quality product that would excite customers of all ages and they should really be age targeted too since some of the stuff was just not appropriate for young child in general. The apparel is the way to go with this if you are a teenage to adult collector.

I hope Lootcrate will allow me the chance to look at another because I feel that just judging one is not enough to truly review a product like this succinctly since it is a subscription product. To learn more about and subscribe to Lootcrate and the Apparel component too please type in your web browsers 

(C) Copyright 2015 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Have yourself a very scary Christmas.

WETA Workshop Collectibles Made My Christmas This Year With Their Outstanding Customer Service, Patience, And Willingness To Go The Extra Mile And Surprise Me This When They Overnighted The Smaug: The Terrible Bust Edition To Me To Ensure I Got It Before Christmas With Time To Spare.  Now I Am An Even Bigger Fan And Admirer Of Their Work Than Ever Before. So In Keeping With The Holiday Spirit, Here Is A Look At Their Latest Newsletter Detailing The Wonderfully Scary Creations From The Film Krampus Available For Preorder Now.

Please Note The Following Is Republication From A Recent E-Mail.
Just in time for the holidays, Krampus and his cavalcade of Christmas creeps are now available for preview and pre-order. Watch the Weta Workshop artists and filmmakers talk about creating these festive collectibles.
Coming soon
$229 USD
$249 USD
Want to see how the artists and technicians at Weta Workshop used practical effects to bring Krampus and his cavalcade of festive frighteners to life? Click to watch our behind-the-scenes featurette. 

Copyright © 2015 Weta Workshop, All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

This is for all you He-Man fans out there.


DECEMBER 17, MILWAUKIE, OR—Following the critically acclaimed release of The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection, Dark Horse and Mattel are set to deliver another must-have book in 2016: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures!

From 1983 to 1987, He-Man and his twin sister She-Ra entranced a generation of boys and girls all around the word with their animated adventures, offering not only cartoon excitement but also important moral guidance.

Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present the first-ever official companion to the classic series, featuring nearly 600 pages of fascinating story synopses, behind-the-scenes artwork, and trivia for every single episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power.

Written by He-Man and She-Ra expert James Eatock, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures also features never-before-seen Bruce Timm artwork and reveals Orko’s face for the first time!

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures is in stores August 17, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shopor through these fine retailers:

Barnes and Noble

Praise for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomics Collection:

“From the kid who used to pretend the arm of the couch was his Battle Cat, to the adult who’s showing this to his own child, this was a fantastic trip down Nostalgia Ave. May the Power of Grayskull be with you all.”—AiPT!

“Simply put, this volume—along with The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe—is absolutely essential reading for any and all He-Man fans out there.”—Big Comic Page

“This book has it all. There is so much to cover here that we simply don’t want to ruin any surprises for you! So make sure to buy one today!”—Toy Hype USA

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures (Hardcover) | 978-1-50670-064-9 | $39.99

Also available:

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Hardcover) | 978-1-61655-592-4 | $39.99

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Ltd. Ed.978-1-61655-730-0 | $129.99

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection (Hardcover) | 978-1-61655-877-2 | $29.99

For more information, contact: Aub Driver

HE-MAN, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and associated trademarks and copyrights are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel.

Darth Vader Yule Log + He Can Get It: Star Wars Edition

The folks at Internet Action Force are all super excited that the much-anticipated release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally here! So, to celebrate, here’s a very special “Star Wars” edition of an IAF favorite, He Can Get It, starring Lea Palmieri. Chewbacca does look like he’d be a great snuggler.
Link to watch/share:
And how about getting rid of your regular yule log tradition this year and watching Darth Vader’s outfit burn on a continuous loop instead? YouTube userBenjaminApple ditched the timber for a more timely piece of pop culture to watch slowly burn for hours on end. So gather the kids around the computer monitor and enjoy your new Christmas tradition.
Link to watch/share:
Internet Action Force creates topical, hilarious videos and is the code name for the world’s first rapid-response team of highly trained, socially awkward digital nerds. Its mission: Produce videos about what people are talking about, find the best of the web’s weirdest, and spark original conversations. It is helmed by Editor-in-Chief John DeVore (formerly of Team Coco and CNN) and is part of the Post Digital Network.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015



DECEMBER 16, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Books is proud to partner with Double Fine Productions to offer an intimate look into the worlds of Broken Age in The Art of Broken Age!

With Broken Age, adventure-gaming auteur Tim Schafer returned for the first time in sixteen years to the genre that he helped create, and after a historic, record-breaking crowdfunding campaign, the full adventure is here in all its beautiful, hand-painted glory!

The Art of Broken Age features hundreds of pieces of art, along with commentary from the notable voices of director Tim Schafer, lead artist Nathan “Bagel” Stapley, concept artists Peter Chan and Scott Campbell, art director Lee Petty, and more.

Both standard and limited editions of the book will be available for purchase, and Kickstarter backers who pledged early will receive a special backer edition with an exclusive signed tip-in plate from the artists.

The Art of Broken Age is in stores May 25, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:

Praise for Broken Age:

Broken Age is an absolute joy of an adventure. It’s filled with unforgettable characters, incredible puzzles, and one of the most gorgeous worlds you’ll find in games.”

“I haven’t felt this surge of nostalgia and excitement about a game in a long time, and I truly think Broken Age will be looked back [on] fondly as one of the greats.”





NEW YORK – December 16, 2015 -- Syfy will take viewers into a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity during its 21st annual New Year’s Eve The Twilight Zone marathon, which will air all 156 episodes of Rod Serling’s legendary TV series in chronological order and in HD for the first time ever on the channel.


The 87-hour marathon will begin Wednesday, December 30 at 7PM(ET/PT), concluding Sunday, January 3 at 12PM. The only interruption will be the telecast of WWE SmackDown® on Thursday, December 31 from 8-10PM.


Among The Twilight Zone fan favorites will be Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (starring William Shatner); The Encounter (starring George Takei); Time Enough At Last;Living DollTo Serve Man and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.

Sideshow Teases Kylo-Ren Premium Format Figure

Kylo-Ren Premium Format Figure

In celebration of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Sideshow is excited to announce that one of our first collectibles from the Star Wars episode 7 film  will be the Kylo-Ren™ Premium Format™ Figure! This Knight of Ren™ from the Star Wars universe will be available for Pre-Order in 2016, so keep checking back for updates!

Dark Horse Announces 2016 Free Comic Book Day Silver Comic


The Legend of Korra, How to Train Your Dragon, Plants vs. Zombies!

DECEMBER 16, MILWAUKIE, OR—What makes a trip to your local comic shop even better? Free copies of your favorite Dark Horse titles for Free Comic Book Day 2016!

Avatars, dragons, and zombies, oh my! What could be friendlier for all ages than original tales from some of the most popular titles around? For Free Comic Book Day 2016, take a journey with the Avatar from The Legend of Korra, the dragon riders from How to Train Your Dragon, and the fun-dead of Plants vs. Zombies.

Dark Horse Comics’ Silver comic will feature all-new stories for readers of all ages that make great entry points to new worlds.

• Michael Dante DiMartino, cocreator of the animated series The Legend of Korra, writes the comics prelude to the all-new graphic novel program!

• Acclaimed film writer, director, and producer Dean DeBlois cowrites an all-new How to Train Your Dragon adventure just for comics!

• Eisner Award–winning writer Paul Tobin delivers another hilarious tale from the smash-hit series Plants vs. Zombies!

This promises to be Dark Horse’s biggest Free Comic Book Day yet, with two free comics, each packed with three separate stories. Dark Horse’s Gold offering was announced last week and will feature Aliens, Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and Mike Mignola’s Hellboy.

Dark Horse offers up the best of the very best for next year’s Free Comic Book Day, taking place exclusively at your local comic shop on May 7, 2015.

INTRUDERS theatrical trailer now available - In cinemas and on VOD January 15th!

(formerly SHUT IN)
hits cinemas and VOD January 15, 2016!

Starring: Beth Riesgraf, Jack Kesy, Martin Starr (Dead Snow), and Rory Culkin
Directed by: Adam Schindler
Producers: Steven Schneider, Jeff Rice, Lati Grobman, Erik Olsen
Executive ProducersTommy Vlahopoulos, Christa Campbell, Matthew Lamothe, 
Brian Netto, Rob Van Norden

PANIC ROOM meets YOU'RE NEXT in this gripping home invasion horror-thriller, full of shocks and surprises. After three criminals, including fan favorite Martin Starr, break into a supposedly empty house, they find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the occupant, a shy young woman with a few nasty tricks of her own to play on the invaders.

"Shut In is a highly competent, suspenseful, and fun thriller that never overstays its welcome." 
 School Rejects
"This is a movie to see in a packed house so you can all go on the ride together"
- Crave Online

"It's a siege thriller with a twist - a tale of survival with a mean streak and an emotional undercurrent so raw that it makes the terror on-screen feel all the more real." 
The Reel Roundup

"It's almost impossible to look away from what is happening..." 
The Film Reel

GODS OF EGYPT New Trailer "The Journey Begins"

In Theaters February 26, 2016

In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.  As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, with Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush
Directed By: Alex Proyas
Written By: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless       
Produced By: Basil Iwanyk, p.g.a.; Alex Proyas, p.g.a.
Release DateFebruary 26, 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thoughts and Information on Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

This past weekend I was granted the unique opportunity to listen to the complete score to Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack via secure digital streaming playback. It is a dream come true too because this marks not only the momentous collaboration between Master Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and legendary Music Composer Ennio Morricone, whose soundtracks include the Man With Know Name Trilogy with Clint Eastwood and Once Upon A Time In The West as well as John Carpenter's The Thing, this also marks the first time Tarantino has had an original motion picture soundtrack composed from scratch for one of his own features. However fans should not worry because Tarantino still includes sound bites of dialogue in the soundtrack as well as some music by the likes of Roy Orbison. Below is the complete soundtrack listing:

Side A
1.L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock - Versione Integrale
Artist: Ennio Morricone
Artist: Ennio Morricone
3."Major Warren Meet Daisy Domergue"
Artist: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson
4.Narratore Letterario
Artist: Ennio Morricone
5. Apple Blossom
Artist: The White Stripes
6."Frontier Justice"
Artist: Tim Roth, Kurt Russell
7.L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock - #2
Artist: Ennio Morricone
8.Neve - Versione Integrale
Artist: Ennio Morricone
9."This Here Is Daisy Domergue"
Artist: Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen
10.Sei Cavalli
Artist: Ennio Morricone
11.Raggi di Sole Sulla Montagna
Artist: Ennio Morricone
12."Son Of The Bloody Ni**er Killer Of Baton Rouge"
Artist: Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern
13.Jim Jones At Botany Bay
Artist: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Featuring Kurt Russell
14.Neve - #2
Artist: Ennio Morricone
15."Uncle Charlie's Stew"
Artist: Samuel L. Jackson, Demián Bichir, Walton Goggins
16.I Quattro Passeggeri
Artist: Ennio Morricone
17. La Musica Prima del Massacro
Artist: Ennio Morricone
18.L'Inferno Bianco - Synth
Artist: Ennio Morricone
19.The Suggestive Oswaldo Mobray
Artist: Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Kurt Russell
20.Now You're All Alone
Artist: David Hess
21.Sangue e Neve
Artist: Ennio Morricone
22. L'Inferno Bianco - Ottoni
Artist: Ennio Morricone
23. Neve - #3
Artist: Ennio Morricone
24. Daisy's Speech
Artist: Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen
25. La Lettera di Lincoln - Strumentale
Artist: Ennio Morricone
26. La Lettera di Lincoln - Con Dialogo
Artist: Ennio Morricone, Walton Goggins
27. There Won't Be Many Coming Home 
Artist: Roy Orbison
28. La Puntura Della Morte
Artist: Ennio Morricone
Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music

Just listening to the first track on this album sets the tone for what promises to be a return to the type of storytelling employee in Tarantino's feature film debut, Reservoir Dogs. It has at times a droning minimalist quality not unlike the John Carpenter's The Thing soundtrack. Have a listen for yourself. This morning, Ennio Morricone shared "L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock - Versione Integrale", the opening track from his upcoming score of Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight. Pitchfork premiered the piece. Listen to the track on YouTube here:

The soundtrack will be available for purchase on CD, vinyl, and at digital retail worldwide via Decca Records on December 18, 2015. Third Man Records will also release an exclusive vinyl edition of the soundtrack in the United States. The Double 180 gram LP will include a tri-fold reversible jacket with a soft touch finish, 60"x12" poster, 36"x12" poster, and 12-page booklet insert with stills from the film. The Hateful Eight film will be released on December 25, 2015 screening exclusively in glorious Ultra Panavision 70 mm film and will open wide on January 8, 2016.

Pre-order links for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack can be found below:
Third Man Records:  

I preordered the soundtrack for myself today on Amazon. Awesome music for what looks like another great Tarantino film.

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