Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blessed Passover And Happy Easter Everyone. Thank You.

Don't Miss The First Ever Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa Cross Over Episode

World’s Collide When Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe

 Meet for the FIRST Time!

“Say Uncle” premieres Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

on Cartoon Network.


Uncle Grandpa travels to Steven’s Universe to rid him of his “belly blues” and get control of his powers. With help from the Crystal Gems and Mr. Gus these two embark on a magical cross over journey that is one to remember.

ALSO…Attack of the Light

Steven Universe mobile game available Thursday, April 1


The brand-new Steven Universe mobile game, Attack of the Light, will be available on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon this Thursday, April 1. From Cartoon Network Games and developed by Grumpyface Studios, Attack the Light is the first Steven Universe game to feature an original story by series creator Rebecca Sugar and the Steven Universe show team. In this light action RPG designed specifically for mobile devices, players will explore, solve puzzles and engage in an innovative turn-based battle system that takes inspiration from beloved classics.


Ron Jeremy: Life After the Buffet Documentary



Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing their latest documentary Ron Jeremy: Life After the Buffet on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Vubiquity) on May 5, 2015.


Ron Jeremy is a cultural icon, known as the King of Porn. Even with his eccentric features, he is a sex guru to millions of fans. Ron Jeremy: Life After the Buffet is an explosive film that exposes Ron, at age 60, in a surprising and very real way.
In 2013, Ron made a different kind of headline. Death came knocking at his door like a bolt of lightening when he started experiencing pains in his chest. The film follows Ron on his spiritual awakening and personal journey to discover the existence of a greater power than what is here on earth.

DVD Special Features will include "Behind The Scenes with Ron Jeremy."


Walking Dead Fans: SAVE THE DATE! August 25, 2015


AUGUST 25, 2015


Dear “Walking Dead” Fans:

For the past five years, we have followed the amazing tale of survival that is “The Walking Dead.” With the end of every season, comes the knowledge that-- for the moment-- we must part with the characters we have come to embrace. While it won’t be too long before their story resumes, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly continues the tradition of offering fans one more chance to revisit the exciting season that was...

“The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season” will be released on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD on August 25th. Just like the award winning previous home entertainment releases, “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season” will dazzle viewers with state-of-the-art video and audio presentations.

More information, including bonus feature content, technical specs, and limited edition will be available soon.

Until we meet again at Alexandria...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Green Screen Handbook: Second Edition Book Review

The Green Screen Handbook: Second Edition is a softcover textbook quality publication written by Author and Digital Graphics and Visual Effects Designer Jeff Foster. In this era of digital independent video production, the use of a Green Screen is no longer the exclusive domain of effects professionals in film and television as well as Aspiring Film and Television students. Now through the miracle of the internet, independent artists, filmmakers, media reviewers and Video Bloggers successfully develop professional video programs and series to be viewed on services like YouTube, iTunes podcast and Roku Streaming Set Top Box Channels. The Green Screen Handbook: Second Edition gives professionals and aspiring students alike, regardless if they are enrolled in any program or not, extremely detailed diagrams and demonstrations with lots of illustrated and photographic examples and easy to comprehend instruction covering vast chapters of knowledge under general headings that cover the Matting Process, Scene Setting, Compositing Footage, and more across eighteen chapters and four hundred pages including an excellent index that complements the extensive content covered in each chapter of the book.

If you are interested in green screen video production at any level,  The Green Screen Handbook: Second Edition is a must own text book and reference resource. The Green Screen Handbook: Second Edition is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Focal Press. www.focalpress.com..

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Action Packed HISTORY® Miniseries Sons Of Liberty Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD May 26 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

ANTA MONICA, CA (March 24, 2015) - HISTORY®'s latest blockbuster miniseries Sons of Liberty is headed to Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) May 26th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. An action-packed, five-hour, scripted miniseries in the tradition of "The Vikings" and "Hatfields & McCoys," and scripted by the writer of HBO's "John Adams," Sons of Liberty features an incredible ensemble cast, including Dean Norris (TV's "Breaking Bad," TV's "Under the Dome"), Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia), Ryan Eggold (TV's "The Blacklist"), Michael Raymond-James (TV's "Once Upon a Time"), Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Henry Thomas (Gangs of New York), Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Jason O'Mara (TV's "Terra Nova") and Emily Berrington (TV's "24: Live Another Day"), whocome together to tell the dramatic interpretation of events that sparked a revolution. 


As riots consume the streets of Boston, a dangerous game plays out between a British governor and ringleader Sam Adams, which escalates to extreme measures-street brawls, black market dealings, espionage and murder. A sizzling, romantic affair percolates against a backdrop of rising civil unrest, the infamous Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere's legendary ride. From the Battle of Lexington, a clash between the dedicated colonists and the superior British Army ensues, and the colonies join forces as a single, united country in the most epic revolution of our time. 


The Sons of Liberty Blu-ray™ and DVD include over 30 minutes of exclusive, behind-the-scenes special features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and $26.98, respectively. 



  • "Lensing Liberty: The Making of Sons of Liberty" featurette
  • "Men of Independence: The Historic Figures of Sons of Liberty" featurette
  • "The Choreography of War: Creating the Battles and SPFX of Sons of Liberty" featurette 

*Subject to change.

*** For artwork, please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com ***



Year of Production: 2015

Title Copyright: Sons of Liberty, Cover Art and Design © 2015 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Sons of Liberty, HISTORY, the "H" logo and A+E Studios are trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Distributed by LIONSGATE® under license from A+E Networks Consumer Products™.

Rating: TV-PG 

Genre: History, Drama

Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH

DVD Closed Captioned: English

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Feature Run Time: 270 minutes 

Blu-rayFormat: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

Academy Award® Nominee Ethan Hawke Stars In Cymbeline Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD May 19

The modernization of a Shakespeare classic, Cymbeline arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD May 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available via On Demand.  A gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang, Cymbeline stars Academy Award® nominees Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014) and Ed Harris (Best Actor, Pollock, 2000) alongside a powerhouse cast including Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise), John Leguizamo (John Wick), Penn Badgley (Margin Call), Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek franchise)with Bill Pullman (upcoming American Ultra) and Delroy Lindo (TV's "Believe").


When extortion, betrayal and fiery passions threaten his criminal empire, a drug kingpin (Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive, modern retelling of Shakespeare's timeless play.


Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette and extended interviews with cast and crew along with a Blu-ray and DVD exclusive audio commentary with director Michael Almereyda, actor Ethan Hawke and Shakespeare expert Anthony Holden. Cymbeline will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98 respectively.



  • Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Director Michael Almereyda, Actor Ethan Hawke and Anthony Holden (Blu-ray and DVD Exclusive)
  • "Behind the Scenes of Cymbeline" featurette
  • Extended Interviews with Cast and Crew

*Subject to change


 Ethan Hawke - BoyhoodHamlet, Training Day, Before Midnight Ed Harris - Run All NightPollock,Beautiful Mind, The Rock, Apollo 13 Milla Jovovich - Resident Evil franchise, The Fifth Element John Leguizamo - John WickRomeo + Juliet, Chef Penn Badgley - Margin CallEasy A, TV's "Gossip Girl"

Dakota Johnson - 50 Shades of Grey, 21 Jump Street, The Social Network
Anton Yelchin - Star Trek franchise, Fright Night

Peter Gerety - A Most Violent Year, Flight, Public Enemies

Kevin Corrigan - Life of Crime, The Next Three Days, TV's "The Mentalist"

Vondie Curtis-Hall - Upcoming TV's "Daredevil," Romeo + Juliet 

James Ransone - Broken City, Empire State, Sinister

with Bill Pullman - Upcoming American Ultra, TV's "1600 Penn," The Equalizer

and Delroy Lindo - The Big Bang, Up, TV's "Believe," The Cider House Rules


Year of Production: 2014

Title Copyright:© 2014 CYM Film Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for Some Violence

Genre: Action

Blu-rayClosed-Captioned: English SDH

DVD Closed-Captioned: English

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Feature Run Time: 98 minutes 

Blu-rayFormat: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)

DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
 Blu-rayAudio Status: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1776 Available June 2 for the First Time on Blu-ray™

“A wonderfully happy meeting of our distinct American history with that peculiarly 
American dramatic forum: the musical comedy.”  ~ WALL STREET JOURNAL


The Director’s Cut Fully Restored in 4K 




Available June 2 for the First Time on Blu-ray


Featuring an All-New Commentary with 
Director Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels & Ken Howard, 
Along with Deleted Scenes, Screen Tests & an Extended Cut of the Film



CULVER CITY, Calif. (Mar. 26, 2015) –Based on the international stage triumph that won the Tony Award® and The New York Drama Critics Circle Award as “Best Musical of the Year,” the musical classic 1776 makes its Blu-ray debut June 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The Director’s Cut was meticulously restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in 4K at Sony Pictures’ Colorworks from the original camera negative. Prepared under the guidance of Director Peter H. Hunt and Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, the new Director’s Cut restores the film to its original visual brilliance and features newly discovered material. The Blu-ray includes an all-new commentary with Director Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels and Ken Howard, as well as deleted scenes and original screen tests with William Daniels and Howard Da Silva.  In addition to the Director’s Cut, the Blu-ray also presents an Extended Cut of the film via seamless branching, along with a newly restored and remixed 5.1 soundtrack.


“We worked tirelessly to return this film to as pristine a condition as possible and are excited to bring the newly restored version of 1776 to audiences worldwide,” Crisp said of the restoration, which will have its world premiere screening March 28 at the TCM Classic Film Festival.


This musical retelling of the American Revolution’s political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence was nominated for both an Academy Award® (Best Cinematography, Harry Stradling Jr., 1972) and a Golden Globe (Best Motion Picture-Musical/Comedy, 1972). Brought to the screen by legendary producer Jack L. Warner, 1776 was shot with most of the original Broadway cast, and features William Daniels (The Graduate) as John Adams, Howard Da Silva (The Blue Dahlia) as Benjamin Franklin, Ken Howard (“The White Shadow”) as Thomas Jefferson and Blythe Danner 
(Meet the Parents) as Martha Jefferson.  


“The movie is not a ‘whodunit’—we all know who signed the Declaration of Independence—it’s a ‘howdunit,’” Hunt said.  “It creates dramatic tension from a story where everyone knows the ending.”


The restored Director’s Cut is based, in part, on an earlier restoration carried out for a 2002 DVD release. That version, also prepared with Hunt’s oversight, added a number of scenes and lost elements that were missing from the original theatrical release. Among them was a musical number that had been dropped from the film by Warner at the request of President Richard Nixon (who felt the scene cast conservatives in an unfavorable light). Further detective work for the new version uncovered additional “lost” material, including dialogue that had been changed over ratings concerns. 


“There were a few lines that Jack Warner wanted changed… but the changes weren’t funny,” Hunt said. “The original lines from Broadway were funny, and now, for the first time, they are in the movie.”


State-of-the-art 4K digital technology made it possible to address problems and restore color fidelity to a level not possible at the time of the earlier restoration, which was done through photochemical processes. Variations in color, due to different levels of degradation in negative elements, have been eliminated as much as possible, resulting in a seamless look. 


“When a scene comes up that had been cut out or compromised in some way, it looks like it is supposed to be there because we could maintain consistency with the image and keep its natural filmic quality,” Crisp explained.


Colorworks Colorist Sheri Eisenberg said that much time was spent studying existing film prints and other reference material in order to ensure the restoration accurately represented the movie in its original form. 


“We did a lot of eyeballing,” Eisenberg said. “We kept asking ourselves, ‘Does it feel right?’ ‘What can we do to make it better?’ We wanted to keep the theatrical feeling of the original.”


Hunt said that, in some ways, the results go beyond the original. 


“I’m ecstatic,” he said. “1776 is back to where it should be. The work done by Grover and his team is miraculous. It looks better than when it premiered. It’s gorgeous!”



1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of the United States of America based on the award-winning Broadway production. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England: the tough unyielding John Adams (William Daniels); the charming and pragmatic Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva); the brilliant young Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard), who is chosen to write the Declaration of Independence even as he longs for the company of his new bride Martha (Blythe Danner); and the rest of the Continental Congress. All events lead up to that most significant date July 4, 1776 when the Declaration was signed. Now fully restored for its high definition debut on Blu-ray, 1776 looks and sounds better than ever.


Based on the musical produced on the stage by Stuart Ostrow, 1776 was directed by Peter H. Hunt from a screenplay by Peter Stone. Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards. 1776 was produced by Jack L. Warner.  


Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features Included:

§  All-new commentary with director Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels & Ken Howard

§  Extended Cut of the film

§  Deleted and alternate scenes with Filmmaker Commentary

§  Four never-before-seen Screen Tests

§  Original Theatrical Teaser & Trailer


Also Featured:

§  Commentary with Peter H. Hunt & Peter Stone

§  Archival Screen Tests


1776 has a run time of approximately 166 minutes and is not rated.


“Academy Award®” is the registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Thank You Again Fellow Collector And Fan, Richard Cruz!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Off The Cuff Review - Sideshow Collectibles' The Lord Of The Rings: Saru...

In Celebration Of The Blu-ray Disc Release Of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies,  Here Is An Off The Cuff Review Of Sideshow Collectibles' The Lord Of The Rings: Saruman: Premium Format Figure.

Sequels and Prequels...

This is a great example of how sequels or prequels echo each other to give you the same thing in a new way without you being conscious of it, but your brain will know.

Check out this video on YouTube:


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Off The Cuff Review - The Lord Of The Rings: Morgul Lord: Premium Format...

In Celebration Of The Blu-ray Disc Release Of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Here Is An Off The Cuff Review Of Sideshow Collectibles' The Lord Of The Rings: Morgul Lord: Premium Format Figure.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Review

On March 24, 2015, the final installment in Peter Jackson's cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, which in the case is also the conclusion of a trilogy of Hobbit films that when combined with Jackson's classic adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, serves as a kind of fictional account of the precursor events leading up to and including The War of the Ring as well as what happened after in the early days of the Fourth Age of Middle Earth. Picking up right where the cliffhanger The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug left off, the third installment in The Hobbit Trilogy was originally to be given the subtitle, There And Back Again, but after carefully constructing a second film out of bits and pieces of what would have been originally a two film adaptation of The Hobbit and then adding into it new footage to create in the editing room during production a middle film, the focus for the third film shifted and so the title was changed into The Battle Of The Five Armies for the final film since the idea was this was ostensibly the defining chapter that sets things into motion for The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and as a war film the film works and of the three it is the most entertaining complete with a 45 minute epic battle filled with Dwarves, Elves, Men, Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, Ogres, Giant Bats and Were-Worms as Sauron scrapes the bottom of the barrel to muster enough force in an attempt to cease control of The Lonely Mountain with the Eagles swooping in once again to help save the day. The film manages to fit itself naturally into The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy so that the viewer can eventually watch all six films from the comfort of wherever they may be in this digital age and view it all as one complete tale.

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and UVHD Digital Copy set contains five discs as well as an insert for a limited time only free retrieval of a high definition Ultraviolet Digital Copy of the theatrical cut of the film. The first two discs contain the theatrical cut of the film in 3D and the third disc is the 2D HD copy while the fourth disc contains the extra value features in high definition and the fifth disc is a standard definition DVD copy of the film too. The high definition presentation in both 3D or 2D yields a vibrant and clear 1080p full HD (2.4:1) widescreen presentation. The 3D at times reveals certain scenes in digital effects to greater attention while the clarity of the 2D version does the same with different scenes because of the changes emphasis. The 2D DVD copy looks clear, but after watching the film in HD in both 3D and 2D, the standard definition copy looks a little washed out in comparison. Both the BD-3D and normal 2D Blu-ray versions features an English DTS-HD 7.1 MA as well as Spanish, Portuguese and French Language Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtracks while the BD-3D copy also features Hungarian and Polish Language options. Both the 3D and 2D HD versions include English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired as well as Spanish, Portuguese, French, Language Subtitles while the 3D version also includes Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian Subtitle options too.

The DVD features English, French and Spanish Language Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtracks and English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired as well as Spanish and French Language Subtitles encoded as options. All three versions include the somewhat retrospective almost tourist spot quasi hybrid, New Zealand: Home Of Middle Earth (6:07). The fourth BD disc includes the rest of the extra value features, which includes the fantastic two-part documentary Completing Middle Earth (19:59) and a behind the scenes look at the recording of as well as the music video for "The Last Goodbye" by Dominick Monaghan and a behind-the-scenes account of the extras recruited for the Battle of the Five Armies (11:39). The second theatrical trailer (2:33) and a trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug: Extended Edition Blu-ray set (1:34) wrap up the bonus materials included within this five-disc set. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD will debut at retailers on and offline on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment,

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

HTC and Robert Downey Jr. Release 'M9 Project' Short Film Series.

HTC teamed up with longtime creative collaborator Robert Downey Jr., to create the M9 Project in support of the new HTC One M9 phone. The M9 Project is a series of shorts representing  the creative collaboration between Robert Downey Jr., Russell Scott of Jetset Studios and HTC. The nine videos debuted at SXSW on Tuesday, March 17, with an exclusive preview online courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. 

HTC has now released all nine videos from Robert Downey Jr. and a NEVER-SEEN before intro from HTC CMO, Idris Mootee. The videos can be viewed on the HTC website by clicking a single color to preview the accompanied video.  Viewers are encouraged to screen the videos in the suggested order to capture the artistic meaning behind the film project. The film are NOT a part of an advertising campaign, but rather a fun and clever project to highlight the HTC One M9.
These playful vignettes juxtapose the sleek, color-changing attributes of the new HTC One with timeless pop-culture inspirations, from The Prisoner to Andy Warhol to Charlie Chaplin. Viewed individually or as a whole, the M9 Project speaks to the HTC philosophy: One Life. Make it Count. 

Never seen before intro video and explanation from HTC CMO, Idris Mootee: http://youtu.be/OUTPv52-Bt8 
#10 - http://youtu.be/tyXelQEM-PE 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015







ON DVD JULY 14, 2015


Featuring The Final 30 Episodes From The Second Season of the 1966 Original Batman Series Starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero and more!

BURBANK, CA (March 18, 2015) – The iconic high-camp cleverness of “POW!,” “THWACK!” and “ZAP!” graphics leap off the pages as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Batman: The Second Season, Part 2 to own on DVD on July 14, 2015 for $39.98 SRP. As the #7 best-selling TV title in 2014, the iconic series continues to prove enduringly popular for fans young and old. Batman: The Second Season, Part 2 features the final 30 episodes from the second season of the 1966 Original Batman Series, and includes over 12 hours of content! This is a collection you won’t want to miss! 


Batman: The Second Season, Part 2 will bring more rollicking and mysterious mayhem designed to defeat our Caped Crusaders! With felonious foes lined up for revenge, like the venomous Black Widow, chilling Mr. Freeze and cagey Penguin, Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) must match wits with the wiliest. Sit back and tune into the double-crosses and conundrums that confound our calm, cool and be-cowled crime fighters. Now completely remastered, all the originality, crime-fighting action and arch-villainy of special guest stars like Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Buono and Eli Wallach are on DVD in pristine splendor like never before – for those who were there, and for a new generation of Bat-fans! 


“For decades, Batman has proven its popularity and it all started with this live-action television title,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. “We recently released Batman: The Second Season, Part 1 and we just couldn’t wait any longer to release Batman: The Second Season Part 2 on DVD for longtime bat-fans to finish what they’ve started.” 


Batman: The Second Season, Part 2 on DVD includes all 30 episodes:

  1. The Puzzles Are Coming
  2. The Duo Is Slumming
  3. The Sandman Cometh
  4. The Catwoman Goeth
  5. The Contaminated Cowl
  6. The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul
  7. The Zodiac Crimes
  8. The Joker’s Hard Times
  9. The Penguin Declines
  10. That Darn Catwoman
  11. Scat! Darn Catwoman
  12. Penguin Is A Girl’s Best Friend
  13. Penguin Sets A Trend
  14. Penguin’s Disastrous End
  15. Batman’s Anniversary
  16. A Riddling Controversy
  17. The Joker’s Last Laugh
  18. The Joker’s Epitaph
  19. Catwoman Goes To College
  20. Batman Displays His Knowledge
  21. A Piece Of The Action
  22. Batman’s Satisfaction
  23. King Tut’s Coup
  24. Batman’s Waterloo
  25. Black Widow Strikes Again
  26. Caught In The Spider Den
  27. Pop Goes The Joker
  28. Flop Goes The Joker
  29. Ice Spy
  30. The Duo Defy


DVD Standard Features:

• 4 DVD-9s

• Audio: English (1.0 DD)

• Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, French

• Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Full Screen



What if it was 1982 again?






NEW YORK – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c


In addition, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will wreak havoc on all Syfy channels around the world – 86 countries in all, including the UK, Australia and across Europe, Asia and Latin America - when it premieres in international primetime within 24 hours of the United States debut.


Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program Strategy, Syfy: “We wanted this third title to boldly go where no shark movie has gone before. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! embraces the larger-than-life irreverence that has made these movies so popular and entertaining.”


Said David Michael Latt, Producer, The Asylum: “The sharks and tornadoes get all the glory, but we would like to thank our long-time marketing guru Mike DiGrazia who first suggested ‘Oh hell no!’  A dedicated fan of the genre, Mike created the tag lines for 1 and 2 – ‘Enough Said!’ and ‘Shark Happens’ – as well as theSharknado posters, including the original, which was a viral sensation on its own.”


Sharknado 3 will cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida, and stars Ian Ziering as Fin, Tara Reid as April and Cassie Scerbo as Nova. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff as Fin’s father, Gil; Bo Derek will play April’s mother, May; Ryan Newman will play April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard, and Jack Griffo will portray Claudia’s friend, Billy.


Additional cameo roles include Mark Cuban as the President of the United States; Ann Coulter as the Vice President; Michele Bachmann as herself; Jerry Springer as Mr. White, a manic tourist; Washington Redskins tackle Tom Compton as a reporter; *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard, and Chris Jericho, who will portray Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.


Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin. Sharknado 3 is a production of The Asylum.

When it aired last July 30Sharknado 2: The Second One became Syfy’s most-watched original movie ever.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Exclusive Short Film Curated by Christopher Nolan

From director and editor David Brodie, creative director Angus Wall and curated by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the short film is compiled from over 10,000 submissions from people all over the world, highlighting the human spirit and how that manifests itself around the globe. It is a reflection of how we view ourselves, and how we want to be remembered. 

Here is a link to the trailer: https://youtu.be/3J12QUXMcmo

Full film available now on Google Play: http://g.co/EMIC

You and your audience can join the conversation by tweeting @GooglePlay using #InterstellarEMIC.

CONtv To Premiere First Original Feature Film MYTHICA On 3/31




Starring Kevin Sorbo, Mythica: A Quest For Heroes Premieres March 3 Exclusively On CONtv


(Los Angeles, CA) March 17, 2015 – Sharpen your swords and ready your spells as the explosive fantasy film Mythica debuts as CONtv’s first-ever original movie.


The first episode of a three-movie series, Mythica: A Quest For Heroes, will premiere March 31exclusively on CONtv, the on-demand streaming channel celebrating all things Comic Con. Starring fan favorite Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” “Gene Rodenberry’s Andromeda”), the next two installments in the film trilogy, Mythica: The Darkspore and Mythica: The Necromancer will be released exclusively on CONtv later this year.


From sci-fi and action-adventure powerhouse Arrowstorm Entertainment, the CONtv original movie conjures a captivating world that mixes magic with explosive adventure. Directed by Anne K. Black (The Crown and the Dragon), the first film Mythica: A Quest For Heroes also stars Melanie Stone (Survivor), Jake Stormoen (The Christmas Dragon), Nicola Posener (Dawn of the Dragonslayer), and Adam Johnson (Dragonfyre). With its stellar practical effects and the full visual effects of blockbuster genre films, Mythica garnered loyal fan support via a successful Kickstarter campaign.


Mythica captures the thrill of the role-playing game experience: forming an underdog team of disparate heroes to win fortune and glory. It was made by true fans, for true fans,” says Arrowstorm Executive Kynan Griffin. “Fan support from the Kickstarter campaign is a crucial driving force in the creation and success of the Mythica franchise.”


Inspired by her Wizard mentor Gojun (Kevin Sorbo), Marek (Stone) escapes indentured servitude and overcomes physical limitations to hone her own mysterious powers. When the beautiful Priestess Teela (Posener) falls victim to a massive Ogre, Marek rallies a misfit team of adventurers, including Thane the Warrior (Johnson) and Dagen the Thief (Stormoen), to join her in a fight to save her sister and their Legacy.


“As this skillfully created, sweeping fantasy epic touches on the myths and legends that appear in some of the most popular role playing games, comics, video games, and more, Mythica is the perfect choice as CONtv’s first original feature film,” said Erick Opeka, EVP and GM for CONtv. “Everyone who served in the creation of the film are true fans of the genre, and we know that the Mythica trilogy will absolutely resonate with discriminating CONtv users.”


“As an epic fantasy movie series, Mythica follows the tradition of Lord of the RingsNarnia and Harry Potter. The studios have run out of fantasy blockbusters, and Mythica was made to keep fantasy thriving across the globe,” says Arrowstorm Executive Jason Faller.


“So many fantasy stories, especially movies, are dominated by male protagonists. Mythica turns this convention on its head, featuring a strong and complex female hero in the lead. Exploring her story and relationships in a male-dominated fantasy universe makes Mythica compelling and unique,” says Director Anne K. Black.


Mythica joins the growing slate of CONtv originals including Bruce Campbell’s (The Evil Dead) trivia game show “Last Fan Standing,” the YouTubers vs. zombies spoof reality competition “Fight Of The Living Dead” and the adrenaline-fueled action series that follows original Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank, “My Morphing Life.” With an ongoing commitment to debut fan-driven exclusive content, CONtv will be rolling out new and exclusive programming created by and for the fanspace on a monthly basis.



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tune In - "Fight Of The Living Dead" Premieres Sunday, March 22

In one week on Sunday, 3/22, the hybrid horror/reality series starring a collection of digital superstars "Fight Of The Living Dead" premieres on CONtv! All 11 episodes will be available to CONtv.com subscribers and registered users for binge watching that day.
YouTube Trailer: http://youtu.be/ZaGYHeZLchI

From Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV, and Revolver Picture Company, the unprecedented mash-up of reality and scripted genres, “FIGHT OF THELIVING DEAD” follows follows a collection of online celebrities including Joey Graceffa, Jesse and Jeana (PrankvsPrank), Justine Ezarik (iJustine), and more as they work to survive the first 24-hours of a simulated zombie apocalypse. Contestants will face a series of grisly challenges in an attempt to eliminate the competition through the undead’s frightening realistic onslaught. 
Shot over the course of two days at Sybil Brand Women’s Prison in Los Angeles, “FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” competitors were first blindfolded, driven in circles, led onto the set, and zipped into body bags, all to help simulate the all-too-real tension of awaking in a post-apocalyptic landscape riddled by monsters out for blood. Instructed by a faceless character named Dr. Altagracia (portrayed by Tony E. Valenzuela, Executive Producer and founder of YouTube’s #1 ranked genre channel BlackBoxTV), the “survivors” are tasked finding the antidote that can save mankind. 
Enlisting over 200 extras, FX Supervisor Tommy Pietch (“Face Off”) and his team create a horrifying mob of rotting, wounded, bloody zombies tasked with keeping the competitors from accomplishing their mission.  “FIGHT OFTHE LIVING DEAD” also turns up the thrills by including a collection of zombie-clad Parkour experts, overseen by renowned stunt coordinator Chris Carnel (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), who use the prison’s walls as their terrifying playground, threatening to unleash destruction from any angle.
Requiring over 60 cameras to track each competitor as they fight to survive the game, each participant was also clad with their own GoPro cameras so that the viewers may get even closer to all the explosive action.