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Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Hot Wheels "Batman Live" Batmobile

 

The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards Book Review

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The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards Book Review

About the Book: Over 60 pages of storyboards Symposium featuring the three screenwriters Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer discuss the evolution of Batman and the creation of the films Includes the imminent DARK KNIGHT RISES starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman, among others

Our Take: The recent announcement of the Dark Knight Rises coming to blu-ray in December is getting fans of the Nolan trilogy pretty excited. Well, we have a long time to wait until then, so in the meantime how do you get your bat-fix? This book from OPUS provides fans with screenplays from ALL three Nolan films: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises. This nice, thick softcover volume also gives us some sampling of storyboards from each film, as well. This book is an absolute must-have for any Nolan bat-fan. 

How to Buy: Amazon.com

The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards Book Review

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The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards Book Review

About the Book: Over 60 pages of storyboards Symposium featuring the three screenwriters Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer discuss the evolution of Batman and the creation of the films Includes the imminent DARK KNIGHT RISES starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman, among others

Our Take: The recent announcement of the Dark Knight Rises coming to blu-ray in December is getting fans of the Nolan trilogy pretty excited.  Well, we have a long time to wait until then, so in the meantime how do you get your bat-fix?  This book from OPUS provides fans with screenplays from ALL three Nolan films: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises.   This nice, thick softcover volume also gives us some sampling of storyboards from each film, as well.   This book is an absolute must-have for any Nolan bat-fan. 

Links: www.LegionsOfGotham.org

How to Buy: Amazon.com

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season DVD Review

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Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season DVD Review



Synopsis: Say goodbye to the ladies of Wisteria Lane with the final climactic season of Desperate Housewives. The stakes are at an all-time high as each of the women cope with their guilt in the aftermath of last season's shocking murder and cover-up, making it the juiciest season yet! Complete your collection with Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth And Final Season.

Review: I can't believe its actually over!  We've been spending our Sunday nights with the ladies of Wysteria lane for so many years now!   This DVD release gives fans the eighth and final season of the show.  We've been through so much with the drama over the years...everything from sex and murder to betrayl and mystery.  The show has given us so very much enjoyment and entertainment, and this final season DVD is no exception!  From shocking main character death to the re-emergance of old faces, this final season went out with a bang!  The DVD gives us a TON of great features (see below) and is a great set for any fan.

DVD Bonus Features:
“The End of the Lane: Last Days on Set” – Fans will have the opportunity to say goodbye as this bonus feature captures the action throughout the last days of the series finale episode. Follow along with cast and crew as they wrap up their lives on Wisteria Lane.
 
Curtain Call: The Desperate Housewives Family – Up close and personal with the hard working and talented crew behind the cameras. Fans will join the cast of the hit series as they introduce and say goodbye to their extended Desperate Housewives family.
 
Cherry Cameo – In this exclusive, feature, fans get the chance to follow producer Marc Cherry as he makes a cameo on the series finale.
 
Desperately Dead - Martha Huber, Rex Van De Kamp, George Williams are just a few of the over 50 characters introduced and killed off in the eight years of the hit series. Fans will enjoy this fun video highlighting these memorable television souls in this nostalgic look back through the tragedies on Wisteria Lane.
 
Desperately Dangerous – “Desperate Housewives” brought audiences some of the seediest characters ever to appear on television. Fans will love this featurette that examines some of the “darker” additions to Wisteria Lane.
 
Wisteria Lane Mystery Club - Neal McDonough hosts this featurette where fans will meet the actors who portrayed some of the mysterious characters at the center of the drama on the hit series.
 
Karen & Roberta Show – In this special feature, Kathryn Joosten and Lily Tomlin discuss playing sisters, life lessons learned on the show and joke about the idea of a “Karen and Roberta” spinoff series

Interest Range: Drama, TV Shows

Friday, September 28, 2012

Family Guy: Volume 10 DVD Review

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Family Guy: Volume 10 DVD Review


Synopsis: Get more Big Bang for your buck when you bring home this hilarious collection of 14 Family Guy episodes, in which Peter needs a new kidney, Lois becomes a boxing champ, Chris finds a new hobby, and Brian and Stewie unravel the space-time continuum in an effort to save the universe. Travel to a new cosmos of comedy with Family Guy!

Review: Family Guy has been going strong for many years now.  The show was such a cult favorite that it was actually cancelled and then brought back on the air years later due to online fan demand.  This new volume of the show helps to collect the remainder of season nine to DVD.

In the first episode alone, a Halloween special, we have a racist blackface Cosby costume, incest and mom on mom violence.  This show continually manages to surprise me with how they keep the comedy flowing after all of these years.  The volume includes some extras, including episode commentary and video footage of Adam West's Hollywood Star ceremony!  This DVD is a great addition to any fan's collection.

Interest Range: Animation, Comedy

Win a copy of Strippers vs. Werewolves on Blu-Ray!

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You can enter to win this great new blu-ray by just sending your entry to us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com.  Good luck!

Synopsis: The Silvadollaz strip club usually rocks at night, but tonight, a private dance gets hairy and ends in exotic dancer Justice defending herself with a silver fountain pen to the brute s eye. The blood feud that follows pits STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES. When the corpse turns up, pack leader Jack swears revenge and sets his bloodthirsty boys on the scent. Unfortunately, his second-in-command, Scott, is engaged to sweet Justice and a love bite during a sexy interlude may end up turning her into a werewolf, as well. Strippers toting shotguns. Werewolves with low self-esteem. Bright lights, skimpy outfits, buckets of blood, and Robert Englund as a patriarch hound with a taste for the ladies. STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES is a sexy, raunchy, bloody good time.

Real Ghostbusters Gumball Machine

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 We're going to begin posting random blasts from the past here at GhostbustersCollector.com.  Enjoy.

New Dark Knight Rises "The Bat" Hot Wheels Vehicle!


New Dark Knight Joker Vending Machine Tattoo

This one comes from a set of horror characters like Jason and Chucky...apparently unlicensed, but really awesome.

Limited Edition Dark Knight Rises "the Bat" Hallmark Ornament


This one is to be released in stores only as a one per person limited release during the ornament reveal weekend October 6th and 7th.  Thanks to LOG member Grayson for the heads-up!

The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray Details Released!


We finally get confirmation that the Dark Knight Rises is out on December 4th with a blu-ray and collector's edition sets.  On that day we also get a Dark Knight Trilogy collection, with a special edition of that collection due out in 2013.

The Dark Knight Rises blu-ray will featuring the following extras:

Bonus features for the Blu-ray will include the following:
  • The Batmobile Documentary: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon.
  • Ending the Knight: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made "The Dark Knight Rises" the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
- The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking
- Return to the Batcave
- Beneath Gotham
- The Bat
- Batman vs Bane
- Armory Accepted
- Gameday Destruction
- Demolishing a City Street
- The Pit
- The Chant
- The War on Wall Street
- Race to the Reactor
- The Journey of Bruce Wayne
- Gotham's Reckoning
- A Girls Gotta Eat
- Shadows & Light in Large Format
- The End of A Legend
  • Trailers
  • Art Galleries
  • DVD copy
  • UltraViolet Copy

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A little Bat-Humor


Young Justice is back! "Satisfaction" Pics and Video

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"Satisfaction"

Synopsis: Roy Harper seeks vengeance against the man who ruined his life! 

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Young Justice is back! "Satisfaction" Pics and Video!

"Satisfaction"

Synopsis: Roy Harper seeks vengeance against the man who ruined his life! 

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“Young Justice” © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. “Young Justice” and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Hysteria Blu-Ray Review

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Hysteria Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: HYSTERIA is a romantic comedy wrapped around the surprising story of the first electro-mechanical vibrator, invented by happenstance at a time when the very peak of Victorian prudishness coincided with the dawn of the electrical age. London. 1880. Dr. Mortimer Granville (Dancy) is torn between the "proper" doctor's staid and static world of success and acceptance and a more progressive and fulfilling, but frowned upon, experience. Tossed out for his forward-thinking ideas by the medical establishment, Granville finds a position with Dr. Robert Dalrymple, a highly respected and successful doctor, with a very popular private practice specializing in treating women diagnosed with Hysteria. In his new position, Dalrymple finds Granville a proper suitor for his beloved daughter Emily, the epitome of "English virtue and womanliness," with her lovely face, demure manner and artistic and intellectual accomplishments, but it is the elder daughter Charlotte (Gyllenhaal), a firebrand social reformer, arguing passionately for women's rights to be educated, vote, and live independent lives that secretly excites him. Although Granville is somewhat shocked by Charlotte's lack of propriety, he feels kinship with her conviction to help those in need. They snipe at each other's views, but he earns her grudging respect when he treats a poor settlement house woman with a broken ankle.

Review: This historical romance is centered around the creation of the first vibrator.  The film touches on some varied themes, such as sexuality, romance, modesty and even women's rights.   This film is absolutely charming, despite its risque themes, and really seeks to present the film not in a potty humor, but rather an innocent and naive manner that really ends up appealing to us as viewers.  This is a wonderful film and we highly recommend it.

Interest Range: Historical Romance

Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery the Movie (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) Review

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Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery the Movie (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) Review


Synopsis: When trouble strikes at the Blue Mountain Quarry, Thomas is sent to help his Narrow Gauge engine friends. While shunting and hauling, he catches a glimpse of a small engine trying to hide, yet no one will provide any clues to the engine's identity. Thomas is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery but discovering the truth is harder than he imagined! Will Thomas be able to save his new friend? Or will the mysterious engine be sent away from Sodor forever? Travel on an exciting journey with Thomas and his friends in his biggest movie ever, tracking down clues, discovering lost engines, and revealing the power of friendship!

Review: Kids seem to either love or hate Thomas.  My kids love him.  In fact, they love him to the degree that real-life trains are the most amazing things to them.  I halfway think they expect the trains to have faces, lol.  This new movie is one of the best Thomas films I've seen.  The dialogue is well done, the animation is great and the story really flows.  We get a nice mix of older and a few new characters, which is always fun for the little ones.  If you have a preschool-aged little one then this film is for you!  Its an absolutely wonderful and educational film that you can feel good about letting your child watch. 

Interest Range: Animation, Kids

Win a Scholastic Magic School Bus DVD Prize Pack!

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To enter, simply email us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com.  Good luck!

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 (Two-Disc Combo: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) Review

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 (Two-Disc Combo: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) Review


Synopsis: Papi is back, and he's ready to party! From the studio that brought you Beverly Hills Chihuahua-you're invited to the ultimate celebration of friendship and family: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! Join Papi (voiced by George Lopez) and his two- and four-legged family as they move into a posh Beverly Hills hotel, complete with a luxurious doggy spa. But there's trouble in puppy paradise when Rosa, the littlest member of the pack, feels smaller and less special than ever. Now it's up to Papi to help Rosa find - and celebrate - her inner strength, which turns out to be bigger than she ever dreamed. Overflowing with laughter, love, and excitement, this is tail-wagging fun for the whole family!

Review: Our kids love the Beverly Hills Chihuahua series from our 10 year old down to the 2 year old!   There's just something about talking animal films, when they're well-made, that appeals to everyone.   This lovable group of dogs, featuring voice talent like George Lopez, have some great adventures and charm the pants off of viewers with their adorable antics.   This great set gives families a DVD for the kids to enjoy and a Blu-Ray for the parents to keep nice!  Also, a great digital download for mobile devices on the go.   This one is a must for anyone with kids...they go crazy for it!

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Interest Range: Disney, Kids

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-Ray Review

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The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-Ray Review
 

Synopsis: Regarding the opposite sex, they're on a steep learning curve. In every other sense, they're geniuses. Join physicists Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) as they ponder black holes, chemical deviations, girls, and other mysteries of the universe in all 24 phenomenally funny episode of the Season Five. With Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard's relationship in uncharted terrain, Sheldon, Howard (Simon Helberg), and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) discover that the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. As they muddle through relationship "bugs" and romance re-launches, they also discover it's nothing a good roll of the D&D dice or a paintball tournament can't solve.

Review: The Big Bang Theory has proven itself to be a comedy with a far reach and the longevity that makes it worth investing your time and money into.  The characters are consistant and funny..the story arcs are well thought out and the show has even hit syndication at this point on TBS.  The cast has been expanded to include some nerdy girls now, which really helps the ackward factor.  Sheldon continues to delight with his ackward ego and obnoxious rantings.  This season is a great stride for the show with some great laughs.  This one is a must-have for any fan of the show.

Interest Range: Comedy, TV

Lewis Black: In God We Rust Blu-Ray Review

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Lewis Black: In God We Rust Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: All-star comedian Lewis Black, is back and funnier than ever in Lewis Black: In God We Rust. Jump on for a rant-filled, cathartic ride through the issues of our baffling world, from inept politicians and the shortcomings of technology to the absurdity of social media. No topic is left unexplored in this landmark performance at the historic State Theatre in Minneapolis

Review: Lewis Black is an angry, angry man.  Nothing new there!  His latest stand-up special, "In God We Rust" is more of the same high quality rage comedy from the master himself.    He overturns topic after topic from religion and technology to politics.  Black is still on his game and is absolutely hilarious.  This special is well worth the time and money...a great watch.

Interest Range: Stand-Up Comedy

Awesome Adventures: Thrills & Chills Vol. 3 DVD Review

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Awesome Adventures: Thrills & Chills Vol. 3 DVD Review


Synopsis: Scare up some fun this Halloween with your favorite friends! Thomas and his friends enjoy some ghostly encounters, Fireman Sam keeps everyone safe from scares, and Bob the Builder and the machine team go batty with some new nighttime pals! Get in the Halloween spirit with a few tricks, lots of treats and plenty of fun for all!

Review: This great new spooky themed DVD features episodes from Thomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder.  We get six adventures (two per character) that are all spookily or Halloween themed.  DVDs like this are so much fun this time of year when the kids, and admittedly the parents, are getting all amped up for Halloween time!  These safe and fun preschool shows delight kids of all kinds and keep a parent's mind at ease knowing that they teach great lessons and have all appropriate and not too scary of content!

Interest Range: Animation, Kids

Sons of Anarchy: In memory of Opie

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While watching the third episode of the fifth season we all knew going in that one of the SAMCRO gang was gonnna die.  I personally thought they'd get some vengeance on Otto or something...I never thought for a moment that Opie, the only real redeemable character on the show still, would fall prey to the bloody and violent end that he was dished.  We've seen tragedy after tragedy befall him from his wife's death in season one to his father's death in season four...both thanks to Clay.   Opie went out as a warrior and sacrificed himself for the club and for Jax, so that he wouldn't have to make the decision that he knew full well he could never make.  We love ya Op and we'll miss you. 

6 Bullets DVD Review

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6 Bullets DVD Review

Synopsis: Veteran mercenary Samson Gaul (Jean-Claude Van Damme) knows that in the heat of battle, every bullet counts. He retired from combat when his actions resulted in the deaths of helpless victims, but now he's the last hope for a desperate father. Mixed Martial Artist, Andrew Fayden (Joe Flanigan, Stargate: Atlantis) knows how to fight, but alone he's unprepared to navigate the corrupt streets of a foreign city to find his kidnapped daughter. Together, these warriors will stop at nothing to tear apart a vile network of criminals that preys upon the innocent.

Review: Ahhhhh!  Jean-Claude Van Damme!  Ahhh!  What else can the little boy inside me say?   I spent most of the 80s and early 90s fawning over every moment of his film library from Bloodsport to Lionheart and Hard Target.  Oh, the memories.  Its wonderful to see him back in the saddle and taking on bad guys again!  This film was full of gratuitous action and unnecessary violence...just as it should be.  Loved it.

Interest Range: Action

Beyond the Black Rainbow DVD Review

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Beyond the Black Rainbow DVD Review


Synopsis: Held captive in a specialized medical facility, a young woman with unique abilities seeks a chance to escape her obsessed captor.

Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond the Black Rainbow is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. From the producer of Machotaildrop, Rainbow is the outlandish feature film debut of writer and director Panos Cosmatos. Featuring a hypnotic analog synthesizer score by Jeremy Schmidt of Sinoia Caves and Black Mountain, Rainbow is a film experience for the senses.


Review: I was really blown away by Beyond the Black Rainbow.  I haven't seen a film this avant garde since A Clockwork Orange and Brazil!  In a very 70s and early 80s Kubrickian manner this film takes us on a trippy ride through science and the subconscious...its absolutely stunning visually and conceptually.  What a treat to see a film in this style after so many years.  We definately recommend.

Interest Range: Drama

Terra Nova: The Complete Series DVD Review

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Terra Nova: The Complete Series DVD Review


Synopsis: It is the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova. For the Shannon family, it's a chance to reunite and start over. But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment - and everyone involved in it! Contained in this 4-disc set is the entire groundbreaking series, including all-new exclusive behind-the-scenes content, a gag reel and much more!

Review: Terra Nova is one of those ambitious new types of series that need a few seasons to really get its flow going.  Unfortunately, the networks cancelled it before that could happen, so this DVD release is the full series, rather than just the first season.  There is talk of NETFLIX picking it up again, so stay tuned for that.  The show requires that you give it a few episodes to start caring about the characters, but once that happens, its a great ride and wraps you right up and leaves you begging for more.  The scenery is great..the dinosaurs look amazing and its great writing.  Win Win Win.

Interest Range: Drama, Sci-Fi

The Tower Chronicles Comic Book Review

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The Tower Chronicles is a new comic book series produced by Legendary Comics, featuring the creative minds of Simon Bisley and the legendary Matt Wagner.  Wagner is, of course, most famous for his original creation Grendel.   Simon Bisley has partnered with Wagner in the past when he did the covers for the complete Dark Horse Comics Grendel: War Child run...which was my personal introduction to that series.  I've been a huge fan of both ever since.  This new comic is like a mega powers of the comic book industry.  Its like the team-up of Batman and Superman.  Its epic.  The Tower Chronicles is the tale of John Tower, a supernatural bounty hunter. His missions lead him into mankind's most dangerous places to banish poltergeists, demons, and other supernatural evils that plague his “sometimes respectable” patrons.  


I had the chance to check out a sneak preview of the comic and the art is fantastic..the writing is great and I cannot wait to pick up the first issue this week!  I'm actually headed to the comic shop tomorrow to pick it up.  The issue comes in two covers a Bisley cover and a Jim Lee cover.  I'm going to get the Biz cover myself, but both look great.  We definately recommend this one and you can watch for ongoing coverage of the series here and on ToyLegion.com.   In the meantime, check out and follow the official Tower Chronicles Facebook page!