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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic 1988 Figures at Gamestop!

If you still need nice, pristine and complete versions of the original 1988 release of the boys in green you can now get a 4-pack at Ga...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-Ray Review

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Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: The laughs - and the awards - just keep on coming for the #1-rated Modern Family, winner of three consecutive Emmyr Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! With Jay and Gloria's baby on the way and Haley going off to college, the entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces some major surprises as they bicker and bond over house-flipping headaches, unwanted play dates, and everything from hot-tempered hormones to in utero karaoke. Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks, Season Four takes a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious look at what it means to be a Modern Family.

Review: Network television is plagued with cliche sit-coms that just don't cut it in the modern era.  Modern Family is one of the first exceptions to this rule in a long time.  The mockumentary-style made famous in the USA by the Office is handled masterfully here.  The dynamite cast plays perfectly off each other and by this fourth season you know them all so well that the jokes flow with ease.  This is a rare enjoyable network show and definately one to own, it holds up well with multiple views.

Interest Range: TV Shows, Comedy

South Park: The Sixteenth Season Blu-Ray Review

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South Park: The Sixteenth Season Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: All fourteen episodes from South Park's legendary 16th season are jam-packed into this exclusive three-disc DVD set and 2-disc Blu-ray set. Join Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny as they hunt down the mythical Jewpacabra, `sketti wrestle with reality stars, and go jackin' it in San Diego. Pile on never-before-seen deleted scenes and a healthy dose of cat breading, and you've got a box set that could just "raise the bar".

Review: I don't care what adult animation shows come down the pike, South Park is still the reigning champion and always will be!  Every year I look desperately forward to the new seasons to see what pop culture they're going to dismantle!  Season 16 was fantastic!  It aired in 2012.  We got everything from the TSA and Taylor Swifting to spoofs of Honey Boo Boo.  This was a fantastic season, full of inappropriate laughs!  A MUST have!  You can pick it up on blu-ray or DVD!

Interest Range: Comedy, Animation

Halloween (35th Anniversary Edition) Blu-Ray Review

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Halloween (35th Anniversary Edition) Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: For this very special release, Anchor Bay and Trancas went back to the vaults to present this legendary terror classic as never before, including creating an all-new HD transfer personally supervised by the film’s original cinematographer, Academy-Award® nominee Dean Cundey (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Apollo 13, the Back to the Future trilogy).


Review: As if horror films weren't scary enough.  As if we didn't have enough right now with the Halloween holiday coming up, the original comes back to haunt us in a great collectible blu-ray book form!  Michael Myers is back with the original Halloween, 35th anniversary edition and in high definition!  The film looks amazing on blu-ray and is still the best!  The blu-ray book edition includes a nice attached booklet on the movie.  This one is an absolute must-have for any horror fan!


Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies) in her debut role. Anyone who's ever watched a horror film in the last 35 years knows the story of Michael Myers, who as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance, Halloween II, IV & V, Fantastic Voyage), he engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode (Curtis).

Co-starring P.J. Soles (Carrie, Stripes, Rock 'n Roll High School), Kyle Richards (The Watcher in the Woods, Eaten Alive), Nancy Loomis (Carpenter's Assault On Precinct 13, The Fog), Charles Cyphers (Escape From New York, The Fog) and Brian Andrews (The Great Santini, Three O'Clock High), Halloween also cemented the careers of many behind the camera including Carpenter, Cundey, producer Debra Hill and film editor/production designer Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season of the Witch, ''It'').

 
Extras:
All-new audio commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis

All-new featurette entitled “The Night She Came Home” – a documentary-style piece showing Jamie Lee Curtis attending a fan convention.

We also included selected extra features from previous releases:

  • On Location: 25 Years Later featurette
  • Trailer
  • Old TV and radio spots
  • TV version footage - footage added in for the film’s TV airings.
Interest Range: Horror, Vintage

NICKELODEON AND JOHNNY CUPCAKES RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES LINE


NICKELODEON AND JOHNNY CUPCAKES RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES LINE

NEW YORK – Sept. 30, 2013Nickelodeon and Johnny Cupcakes today announced the launch of a brand-new adult apparel and accessories collection inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The new line features four limited-edition t-shirt designs, a sweatshirt and a variety of accessories available for men, women and even one for kids! All four designs are custom, with one-of-a-kind graphics that feature Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and a caricature Shredder in the unique Johnny Cupcakes “culinary” style.  The line can be purchased in Johnny Cupcakes retail shops (Boston, Los Angeles, London, and Hull, MA) and to fans around the world on the company’s website, shop.JohnnyCupcakes.combeginning today.
Johnny Cupcakes is a clothing company largely focused on graphic t-shirts that playfully address pop-culture with a culinary twist.  Over the past 10 years, Johnny Cupcakes has amassed an international following of customers, die-hard collectors who camp outside the bakery-themed stores for up to two weeks in anticipation for exclusive product.  

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo—trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debut on Nickelodeon in 2012 and ranked as the number-one new boy series for the year in the United States.  Season two of the series premieres Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2013 TOTY Award winner for Property of the Year and ‘Best Boy Toy’ of the Year.

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years.

Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Trailer! Out Oct 8th!

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EXCITING TWISTS AND TURNS AS MONTH TWO OF X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM BEGINS

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EXCITING TWISTS AND TURNS AS MONTH TWO OF X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM BEGINS!

“If you’re a fan of the X-Men, then you don’t want to miss this one” – IGN.com If you thought the first month was exciting – you ain’t seen nothing yet! They’ve come from the past. They’ve come from the future. They’ve come from….the future again? Who are the REAL Future X-Men?! Find out this October as X-Men: Battle of the Atom heads into its second exciting month full of even more twists and turns!

“We have been waiting to reveal these images since the day we planned this event,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “Who are these characters who claim to the be the X-Men of the future? And if they’re not lying, WHO ARE THE OTHER GUYS?!?!?!” 

Chaos at the Jean Grey School! The return of the Phoenix Force! And more! Plus a game-changing conclusion that will shake the X-Men to their very core! Don’t miss out on the exciting second half of the blockbuster X-Men event of the year, X-Men: Battle of the Atom!

Marvel is also proud to announce that due to overwhelming demand, All-New X-Men #16 and X-Men #5 will be returning for second printings! That’s right, chapters 2 and 3 of X-Men: Battle of the Atom have sold out at the distributor level, and will be going back to press immediately. Retailers are strongly encouraged to increase orders of the final chapters, Wolverine & The X-Men #37 and X-Men: Battle of the Atom #2 in anticipation of future demand.

ALL-NEW X-MEN #16 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT WITH DIGITAL CODE (AUG138195)Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISArt by STUART IMMONENCover by DAVID LÓPEZFOC – 9/30/2013, On-Sale – 10/23/13

X-MEN #5 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT WITH DIGITAL CODE (AUG138196)Written by BRIAN WOODArt by DAVID LOPEZCover by PHIL NOTOFOC – 9/30/2013, On-Sale – 10/23/13

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #37 WITH DIGITAL CODE (AUG130843)Written by JASON AARONArt by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLICover by ED MCGUINNESSVariant Cover by KRIS ANKAFOC – 09/30/13, On-Sale – 10/23/2013

X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #2 WITH DIGITAL CODE (AUG130845)Written by JASON AARONArt by ESAD RIBICCover by ED MCGUINNESSVariant Cover by ESAD RIBICFOC – 10/07/13, On-Sale – 10/30/2013 

SHE-HULK SMASHES INTO NEW ONGOING SERIES FOR ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW!

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SHE-HULK SMASHES INTO NEW ONGOING SERIES FOR ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW!

This February, She-Hulk makes her All-New Marvel NOW! debut in a bombastic new series from critically acclaimed creative team of Charles Soule & Javier Pulido!

“We’re thrilled to be able to launch She-Hulk’s new book with Charles and Javier!” said series editor Jeanine Schaefer. “Of course, Charles being a practicing lawyer himself will definitely lend that extra authenticity to her day to day, but both of these guys are the best when they’re riding that line between street level and super hero, a line She-Hulk lives on. “

Jennifer Walters is an Avenger, member of the FF, savior of the world on more than one occasion, and has a pile of degrees. Not to mention being 7-feet tall with a right hook strong enough to take out The Thing. But even her big brains and bigger brawn might not be enough for to tackle her full case load and kicking some bad-guy butt.

“She-Hulk has always been a title where weird, cool things can happen,” said Soule in an interview with USA Today. ‘She is a strong — very strong — female character, and comics absolutely cannot have enough of those.

“[Charles & Javier] can both bring the emotional and literal gut-punches in a way no one else can, all set-against the larger than life world of the Marvel U that still sort of looks like the world we live in ourselves,” adds Schaefer.

With a brand new practice, new paralegal, and a mounting number of personal enemies both super-powered and not, She-Hulk may have bitten off a bit more than she can chew…but hey, she just calls that Tuesday. Look for Jennifer’s All-New Marvel NOW! debut when She-Hulk #1 hits this February!

V/H/S/2 Blu-Ray Review

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V/H/S/2 Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: From the innovative minds that brought you last year's V/H/S comes V/H/S/2, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find a collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student's disappearance.

Review:The original V/H/S was a fantastic horror flick, so when I heard about the sequel, it was a no brainer to check it out!  What really appeals to me about these films is that they're off of the standard horror genre template!  The found footage genre has some great movies and these are two of them!  This one is all about the mystery, so be sure not to spoil yourself in advance and try to guess whats going on with the video tapes!  Heres to hoping we get a V/H/S 3!

Interest Range: Horror

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast-Collectors Edition DVD Review

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Dean Martin Celebrity Roast-Collectors Edition DVD Review



Synopsis: THE DEAN MARTIN CELEBRITY ROASTS were a fixture on NBC s Thursday night lineup from 1973 to 1984. In those 11 years, Dean and his panel of pals successfully ridiculed, embarrassed and made fun of legendary stars like Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Dean Martin himself, to name a few, and America loved it!
ALSO FEATURED ARE THESE GUEST "ROASTERS" THROWING NON-STOP ZINGERS: Flip Wilson, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Ginger Rogers, Foster Brooks, Jimmy Stewart, Milton Berle, Billy Graham, Rich Little, Howard Cosell, Jack Benny, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nipsey Russell, Omar Bradley, Phyllis Diller, Neil Armstrong, Ginger Rogers, Redd Foxx, Henry Kissinger, Don Rickles, Jonathan Winters, Sugar Ray Robinson, Mark Spitz, Dolores Hope, Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Greer Garson, Red Buttons, Barry Goldwater, Henry Fonda, Eddie Albert, Foster Brooks, George Burns, Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jesse White, Orson Welles, Mickey Rooney, LaWanda Page, Ruth Buzzi... just dozens and dozens of stars! It s a fun walk down memory lane.

Review: The Comedy Central roasts are so highly anticipated that millions tune in to view celebrities ripping on each other...but the roasts were first made famous back in the day with Dean Martin helming the show and tons of the famous people of the day taking cracks at each other.  Famous names like Jack Benny, Milton Berle and Jimmy Stewart!  These are such a joy to watch.  This is when comedians were comedians!  This fantastic DVD set includes 12 complete roasts and tons of interesting bonus features!  This one is a must have for anyone that enjoys classic actors and good old-fashioned comedy! 

6-DVD COLLECTOR'S EDITION SET INCLUDES:
12 Complete ROASTS on 6 DVDs, a special booklet, plus over 3 hours of Bonus Features including:
*Rare Dean Martin TV specials
*Bonus sketches
*Interviews with Betty White, Jackie Mason, Ruth Buzzi, Tim Conway, Rich Little and Don Rickles
*Exclusive Featurettes: Legends of the Roasts, The Art of the Roast and The King of Cool: Always in Fashion!

Interest Range: Comedy

Friday, September 27, 2013

Marvel Comics: The End!

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THE END

All-New Marvel NOW! starts here! The reveals begin at New York Comic-Con!

Marvel Comics: RAD!

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RAD!

All-New Marvel NOW! starts here! The reveals begin at New York Comic-Con!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"GOTHAM" Tv Show Greenlit by FOX

The news comes from the website BleedingCool that FOX has optioned 'GOTHAM', a show about Jim Gordon and the fiendish villains of Gotham.  The only catch..no Batman.  sigh.  That worked so well with Birds of Prey, right?  This is WBs way of competing with the Marvel based Agents of SHIELD show, which also looks lame.  Lets take literally the most uninteresting characters of a fantastical superhero film and focus on them more.  Score.  I hope to like GOTHAM....but I'm extremely skeptical.  What do YOU think bat-fans?

Arrow: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review

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Arrow: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review
Synopsis: Based on DC Comics, Green Arrow superhero comic book series, Arrow has been reinvented for a modern day audience and comes to DVD and BD for the first time. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. After suffering unimaginable ordeals on the island, the Oliver returns to Starling City a new man -- determined to right the wrongs of his father and sworn to bring justice to those who've corrupted his city. But Oliver finds his crusade complicated by his friends and family who are all affected by his return.
Review: Superhero shows have a long history of being awful.  The first one to really break this ground was Smallville.  They seemed to do a great job of making the genre more serious on television, but many fans still complained about the level of cheese and teen romance, not to mention a distinct lack of super costume!  Arrow comes to the CW network and it completely blew me away.  I was looking for something the quality of Smallville, and what I got was a show worthy of cable TV.  The lead actor, Stephen Amell defintes the role of Oliver Queen and really demands respect in a way that TV heroes haven't done in the past.  This show has it all, a great serialized storyline, backstory, flashbacks, romance, action and more!  Arrow is the best new show on TV.  

Interest Range: TV Shows

Arrow: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review

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Arrow: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Based on DC Comics, Green Arrow superhero comic book series, Arrow has been reinvented for a modern day audience and comes to DVD and BD for the first time. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. After suffering unimaginable ordeals on the island, the Oliver returns to Starling City a new man -- determined to right the wrongs of his father and sworn to bring justice to those who've corrupted his city. But Oliver finds his crusade complicated by his friends and family who are all affected by his return.

Review: Superhero shows have a long history of being awful.  The first one to really break this ground was Smallville.  They seemed to do a great job of making the genre more serious on television, but many fans still complained about the level of cheese and teen romance, not to mention a distinct lack of super costume!  Arrow comes to the CW network and it completely blew me away.  I was looking for something the quality of Smallville, and what I got was a show worthy of cable TV.  The lead actor, Stephen Amell defintes the role of Oliver Queen and really demands respect in a way that TV heroes haven't done in the past.  This show has it all, a great serialized storyline, backstory, flashbacks, romance, action and more!  Arrow is the best new show on TV.  

Interest Range: TV Shows

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bat Humor: Bat-Dad Video



Yeah, its dumb.  But its funny. Then it dumb again..and by the end its hilarious again.  The later in the night you watch it, the funnier it shall be.  Enjoy.

TRANSFORME​RS PRIME: SEASON 3 on Blu-ray & DVD 12/3!!

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THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, BRING HOME THE PERFECT GIFT
FOR THE ULTIMATE TRANSFORMERS PRIME FAN
AND COMPLETE THEIR HOME ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTION! 
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE - BEAST HUNTERS

Third and Final Season of Emmy® Award-Winning Series of TRANSFORMERS PRIME
Debuts on Breathtaking 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection and Deluxe 2-DVD Set 
SPECTACULAR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT LANDS IN STORES EVERYWHERE
ON DECEMBER 3, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
 Los Angeles, California – September 24, 2013 – The perfect gift for families, kids and fans of TRANSFORMERS PRIME arrives in stores everywhere just in time for this holiday season! On December 3, 2013, the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREEBEAST HUNTERS, the complete third and final season of Hasbro Studios’ Emmy® Award-winning series, debuts on a special 2-Disc Blu-ray™ collection and a collectible 2-DVD set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. 

Pre-order link:

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREEBEAST HUNTERS contains all 13 exciting episodes in perfect high-definition picture and purest digital sound available.  Special bonus content highlights include TRANSFORMERS PRIME panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2013 and more!  Brimming with captivating storyline packed with unforgettable characters and visually stunning CG animation, Season Three delivers entertaining adventures that the whole family will enjoy!
Viewers will see OPTIMUS PRIME and his team face their greatest challenge yet in a new foe dedicated to the destruction of the AUTOBOTS — and potentially, planet Earth. This is an essential collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS PRIME home entertainment library. The 2-Disc Blu-ray collection is priced to own at $24.97. The deluxe 2-DVD set is sold separately and has a suggested retail price of $19.93. 

Synopsis
The epic battle with DECEPTICONS rages on as OPTIMUS PRIME leads his team of AUTOBOTS and three teenagers - Miko, Jack and Raf in a mission to defend earth and one day restore his home planet of CYBERTRON.  But DECEPTICONS’ power to reign over earth has never been greater. MEGATRON and his DECEPTICONS have destroyed AUTOBOTS’ base, scattering OPTIMUS PRIME and his heroic team to the wind and leaving them out of communication with one another. 

Meanwhile, SHOCKWAVE has come to the side of his commander, bringing with him the newest DECEPTICON weapon, a brand new faction that could turn the tide of the war in MEGATRON’s favor.  Can the AUTOBOTS reunite in time to defeat MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS once and for all? Or does this new weapon mean the end for the AUTOBOTS…and Earth? Find out in the final exciting season of the Emmy® Award-winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIMEBEAST HUNTERS!

Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Josh Keaton, Jeffrey Combs, Kevin Michael Richardson, Will Friedle Sumalee Montano, Ernie Hudson, Gina Torres, John Noble, George Takei, Markie Post, and Steve Blum lend their voices to this hit series produced by Hasbro Studios. TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS is executive produced by Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. 

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREEBEAST HUNTERS
Special Bonus Content:
TRANSFORMERS PRIME Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013
Audio Commentary
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREEBEAST HUNTERS  
2-Disc Blu-ray™ collection and 2-DVD set
Street Date: December 3, 2013
Rating: TV-Y7-FV 
Also available to own on Blu-ray and DVD:
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON TWO
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERSPREDACONS RISING (available on October 8, 2013)
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About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 170 countries globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations.  On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS 4 (Paramount), STRETCH ARMSTRONG (Relativity Media) and CANDY LAND (Sony).  The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally. 

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

The League: Season Four DVD Review

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The League: Season Four DVD Review


Synopsis: America's favorite pastime - talking smack to your buddies and making their lives miserable - is elevated to hilarious new heights in the uproarious Season Four of The League. This season kicks off with the arrival of Kevin and Jenny's baby...and the race to the Shiva Bowl is on! As Taco tangles with Chicago Bears great Jim McMahon and Andre's tailgating plans go horribly awry, the rest of the guys contend with dirty trades, circumcision debates, breast-a-lyzers and blackmail. Make these outrageously funny Season Four episodes of The League your number-one draft pick!

Review: The League season four is finally out on DVD!  This is one of those great comedy shows that airs on FX, alongside Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia.  That is the "league" that its in.  The characters on this show hit stride right away, to the point that its almost a non-stop laugh and season four was no exception!  There is a misconception that you have to be into football or sports to "get" this show, and thats just not the case.  I hate sports and I love this show.  Its simply a backdrop to the comedy.  We cannot recommend this one enough!

Get caught up before season five premieres.  This year the show is moving to the new FXX digital cable network.  Don't have digital cable?  Well, DVDs like this are definately the next best option!

Interest Range: Comedy, TV Shows

Monday, September 23, 2013

See Cillian Murphy Audition As Batman!

 
This still frame is from the extras on the big ol' Dark Knight Trilogy set, in stores tomorrow!  Watch for our review shortly.  This pic thanks to Flickeringmyth.com!

Watch Christian Bale's Batman Audition!



He's in the Batman Forever suit and testing with Amy Adams.  Pretty cool stuff!

Two and a Half Men: The Complete Tenth Season DVD Review

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Two and a Half Men: The Complete Tenth Season DVD Review

Synopsis: The Malibu beach house men have matrimony on the brain in Season Ten. But where the heart (or other body part) is concerned, even the most honorable dude can screw up. Billionaire entrepreneur Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) extends an extravagant proposal only to indulge in a fling with a stalker before finding true love under an assumed identity. Nebbish housemate Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) decides life with his longtime girlfriend is better with her than without, then gets caught in an internet scandal with his super hot ex-wife. And newly enlisted man Jake (Angus T. Jones) pops the Big Q to a tattoo queen twice his age, then decides he likes her daughter better! It's just what dudes do while under the influence of testosterone, women's wiles, and Berta's occasional pot brownies. Catch the hilarious contact high on all 23 manful episodes. 

Review:  Two and a Half Men has been a HUGE comedy powerhouse for over a decade.   This DVD collection of season ten is the second season that the show has been on the air without Charlie Sheen.  His replacement, TV veteran Ashton Kutcher, has hit a good stride on the show.  His character, although at first a rather unbelievable move, has grown into the groove of the series quite well.  The show is still funny, although I don't know how much longer it has to last, but its still managing to get some laughs and stand its ground as a solid TV sitcom.  This DVD includes all 23 of the season ten episodes.

Interest Range: Comedy, TV Shows

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Win a copy of Zombie Hunter on Blu-Ray!

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You can enter to win one of three copies of this kick ass blu-ray, due in stores October 8th!    Just email your entry to dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com!  Go "like" us on facebook for an additional entry!  Good luck!

When a street drug turns junkies into an army of giant, mutant flesh-eaters, no hope is left - but one man remains. Hunter's got nothing left but a beat-up Camero, a trunk full of guns and booze, and a vendetta. He crashes into a small group of survivors, led by an ax-wielding priest named Jesus (Danny Trejo). They're searching for the promised land - but does it even exist? They better pray for a miracle, because the zombies are hot on their heels. And the psychotic clown with a chainsaw? You don't even wanna know.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Beware the Batman Happy Meal Box!

Check it out!  Out now!  Pic courtesy of Brian Heaton.

Beware the Batman at McDonalds NOW!

We've been getting emails all day and yes the promotion does begin nationwide at McDonalds today!  Keep in mind that with the McDonalds franchise locations some of them could be a little slow to get it or even opt out of it all together, so if you don't find them at one location, just check another!  We want pics of the Happy Meal box or bag if anyone gets ahold of it!  You can send to legionsofgotham.org @ gmail.com

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Affleck talks Batman casting on NBCs Jimmy Fallon Show Last Night!


Bieber Robin Casting Joke Confirmation?

Of course we all figured the Bieber thing was absurd...but we never put anything past the suits right?  Well, now Funny or Die has posted up a pic of former Robin Chris O'Donnell doing the same thing, so hopefully this was indeed just part of some sketch they're putting together for attention.  Any collective sighs of relief?

Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection Blu-Ray Review

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Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: The 10-disc collection includes the twelve films on nine Blu-ray discs, as well as a killer DVD bonus disc full of special features on the making of the famous franchise. The must-own set will be presented in a collectible tin case with 11 hours of previously released special features and a 40-page soft cover book. The book is excerpted from Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th, a fan-favorite volume that’s viewed as the ultimate memoir of the series, and highlights some of the 200 interviews, 600 photos, storyboards, concept art and more.
 
Review: Friday the 13th is one of the original masters of horror.  The 1980s were full of amazing horror franchises and one of the most popular was certainly the tale of Jason Vorhees and Friday the 13th!  This boxed set collects the complete collection of Jason from the 1980s-90s and present day!  This set offers all of these great and creepy films on blu-ray, which is the perfect way to amp up for the Halloween season.   this boxed set is a must have for any horror fan...its without a doubt the ultimate collection.  The collectible metal tin and the awesome book included, plus countless extras!  This is a must-have.

Also included is a brand new, official Camp Crystal Lake embroidered Counselor Patch. Films in the Collection include:

• Disc 1 - Friday the 13th (1980)
• Disc 2 - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
• Disc 3 - Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D (1982)
• Disc 4 - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) NEW TO BLU-RAY
• Disc 5 - Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) / Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) NEW TO BLU-RAY
• Disc 6 - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) / Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) NEW TO BLU- RAY
• Disc 7 - Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) / Jason X (2002) NEW TO BLU-RAY
• Disc 8 - Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
• Disc 9 - Friday the 13th (2009) (Theatrical Version and “Killer Cut” Extended Version)
• Disc 10 - Killer Bonus DVD Disc

Interest Range: Horror

The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series DVD Review

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The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series DVD Review


Synopsis: From executive producer Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) comes a stunning adaptation of four of Shakespeare’s most celebrated history plays: Richard II, Henry IV (Part 1 and Part 2), and Henry V. Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (The Borgias), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) in his award-winning role as Richard II star in this epic tale of three kings, their battle for survival, and the rise and fall of a dynasty.

Review: If you've ever wondered what a dark, realistic and well set Shakespearean story would look like, its the Hollow Crown series.  This DVD collects Richard III, Henry IV and Henry V.  These epic tellings of the classic Shakespeare plays feature astoundingly fantastic actors.  The production values are extremely high on these and they're so faithful to the source material that no purest can complain.  This is a fantastic and entertaining way to experience Shakespeare that I recommend for anyone from high school age up to adult.

Interest Range: Drama

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Conjuring ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON OCTOBER 22 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

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The Conjuring

ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAYÔ COMBO PACK,  DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON OCTOBER 22 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Own The Conjuring on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download 10/22


Burbank, CA, September 12, 2013– Things will go bump in the night when “The Conjuring” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on October 22 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. From acclaimed director James Wan, “The Conjuring” follows a pair of paranormal investigators who help a family haunted by a demonic force, only to find themselves trapped in their own horrifying nightmare. 

Directed by James Wan (“Saw,” “Insidious”), “The Conjuring” stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren; Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor as Roger and Carolyn Perron. The film also stars Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy and Kyla Deaveras as the Perrons' five daughters; Sterling Jerinsas as Judy Warren; Marion Guyot as Georgiana; Steve Coulter as Father Gordan; Shannon Kook as Drew; and John Brotherton as Brad.

 “The Conjuring” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98.  The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD.  Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the single disc DVD include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.*  

SYNOPSIS
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) who were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.

Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS “The Conjuring” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features: ·        The Conjuring: Face-to-Face with Terror·        A Life in Demonology·        Scaring the “@$*%” Out of You “The Conjuring” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features: ·        Scaring the “@$*%” Out of You

Op-Ed Article: The Dark Knight Rises Gives Birth to a New Robin


The Dark Knight Rises Gives Birth to a New Robin

By BRIAN HEATON

The final scenes of The Dark Knight Rises presented one of the most polarizing questions of the entire trilogy: Did John Blake become Batman, or was his character Robin, the Cape Crusader’s sidekick? Rest assured fellow Bat-fans, the bird has taken flight. Blake is Robin.

The evidence provided by director Christopher Nolan in the film is undeniable in its support of that assertion. It amazes me that more than a year later, fans and pop culture analysts continue to debate the issue.

Let’s first address something anti-Robin advocates seem to champion: The fact Nolan has said over the years leading up to The Dark Knight Rises that Robin (as fans have come to know the character) has no place in his Batman universe in the manner in which fans have grown accustomed to.

Nolan’s right. Having a teenaged sidekick isn’t believable, nor is a “ward” that lives with Wayne at the same time that coincidentally Batman has a new partner. That doesn’t work in the realistic world Nolan used for The Dark Knight Trilogy. But Blake isn’t a child. He’s an early 20-something, impressionable rookie cop.

Then there is the reveal of Blake’s true first name, “Robin.”  If Nolan intended Blake to take over as Batman, then why would he put a scene in the movie where “Robin” is noted at the very end as his real first name? It doesn’t make sense. If that were the case, Nolan wouldn’t have written that scene.

The argument that the scene was simply Nolan’s “nod”  to the Robin character fails to hold water. It creates confusion if Blake were to become Batman. Sure, there have been people that have temporarily filled in for Bruce Wayne as Batman in the comics, but that’s just it — it was temporary. Bruce Wayne IS Batman. Tossing the scene aside as token gesture to fans and adding needless confusion to the storyline isn’t Nolan’s style.

Now let’s address Blake’s abilities. He’s got nowhere near the type of combat training or discipline that enabled Bruce to become Batman. How realistic is it to expect Blake to walk into the Batcave and take over? It’s not. Even if you assume he trains for a few years, it’s not believable. Bruce’s development and training took seven years, many spent with the League of Shadows, just to get him ready.

Do people really think Blake can just stroll into the cave, pick up a few martial arts classes and take over the mantle of the bat? It’s not realistic at all, which is why there’s no way Nolan could have intended it that way. Blake would b
e killed in short order by the gangsters and thugs that were released into the streets following Bane’s occupation of Gotham, not to mention the super criminals out there like Scarecrow and The Joker.

Taking all that into consideration, its clear Bruce wanted Blake to find the cave and prepare for a future as his sidekick. Nolan wasn’t going to force Robin into the trilogy as a superhero, but he concluded Batman’s origin story by showing the birth of the Dynamic Duo.

It all ties together with the scene featuring Bruce and Selina Kyle on holiday in France. As all Batman fans know, any relationship between Bruce and Selina is doomed to failure, given their distinctly different personalities.

The Dark Knight Rises was loyal to that. Selina came back at the very end to help, but she walked that familiar line between doing the right thing and being selfish. It’s likely that at some point, the relationship between them in Nolan’s universe will crumble, setting the stage for Bruce’s return to Gotham.

Some fans have noted that Nolan went to great lengths to show the physical punishment Batman had endured, indicating that he’s hung up the cape and cowl for good. But don’t forget that Nolan also showed how a new leg brace and technology helped Bruce overcome his injuries and he came back stronger than ever after being defeated by Bane.

Bruce is 38 in film, but it’s not like he’s 55. He’s the right age to mentor someone. And given how he rebuilt his body to face Bane a second time, it’s clear he still has enough left in the tank to battle Gotham’s underbelly for years to come.

In addition, it was mentioned in The Dark Knight Rises that it would take awhile to prove the futures trading with Bruce Wayne’s thumbprint was fraudulent. That will be proved in time and,
ultimately, restore the Wayne family fortune. This gives Bruce a believable re-entry to Gotham.

Being abroad for a time with Selina allows the legal process to happen and keeps Bruce out of the spotlight until the issue has run its course. Then Bruce comes back to Gotham, saying he faked his death and is back in the game again. Although Wayne Manor now serves as a boy’s home, it’s not a stretch to believe Bruce will take up residence in the penthouse he had in The Dark Knight, or build a new mansion nearby the original Manor.

Love him or hate him, Robin is a defining part of the Batman mythos. He’s as critical to the Batman Universe as Alfred, Commissioner Gordon or any of the supporting cast and helps further define and expand the character of Batman/Bruce Wayne. Time and numerous comic storylines have proven that. Robin’s existence molds Bruce as a father figure and Batman as a crime fighter and partner.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t time in The Dark Knight Rises to flesh out that relationship and do it justice. The director instead gave us a believable Robin origin story that tied into the movie and Batman’s history, setting the stage for the Dynamic Duo to thrive in Nolan’s realistic Dark Knight Mythology well into the future.

When he’s not opining on Bat-related issues, Brian Heaton spends his days as a professional business-to-business journalist. He has covered technology, construction, sports and politics during a writing career that has spanned three decades. Brian has been an avid Batman fan and collector since 1980. Contact him at briman04@yahoo.com.

Adventure Time: Jake the Dad DVD Review

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Adventure Time: Jake the Dad DVD Review

Synopsis: Following the success of the Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow DVD release, Cartoon Network is releasing the fifth volume in the increasingly successful DVD collection. The Adventure Time: Sons of Mars DVD will be packaged along with a Jake hat, which holds a $20 retail value. In 2012, this Emmy-nominated series represented 3 of the top 5 episodic DVD releases. This DVD set features 16 hilarious episodes, a beautiful character gallery and the Jake hat in a beautiful package.

Review: Adventure Time is one of the coolest shows on TV.  This new DVD compelation is a must-have for any fan of the show.  Firstly, it comes packaged with a great Jake the dog hat!  Love.  The DVD itself has 16 episodes from seasons four and five.  The set is a great value at around $20 retail.  This show, which can be seen on Cartoon Network, is insane hilarity that appeals from everything from kids to tweens and even adult animation fans! 

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Interest Range: Animation, Cartoon Network

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"A Gotham Fairytale" New Stunning Animatic Video!



This one is a must watch.  Its absolutely wonderful.  I'd love to see more like this, very creative!  Here is a bit about the video from creator Mauricio Abril:

"A Gotham Fairytale" is my original Batman story done as an animatic set to Muse's "Knights of Cydonia." Composed of over 200 black and white illustrations, it depicts the dark imagination of a little girl as she's listening to her grandmother tell her a bedtime fairytale.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

NYCC Exclusive: Super Best Friends Forever Poison Ivy PVC Figure!

She looks fantastic and you can only get her at New York Comic Con.  She is a limited edition of only 2500 pieces!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Justin Bieber Teases Batman vs. Superman Robin Casting. #WayWorseThanAffleck

Oh, so you just had to didn't you nerds?  You had to whine about Affleck didn't you?  Oh, what you didn't know it could get worse...FAR worse.  We're still hopeful that this is a prank.  However, its noteworthy to report that Justin Bieber posted this to his Instagram earlier tonight with #Robin?.  WB is probably punishing you all for whining about Affleck.  lol.   Likely a joke.  Hopefully so.  Bieber is a horrible human being.   ugh.

Beware the Batman coming to McDonalds Happy Meals!


This set will be offered starting on Friday, September 20, 2013 at McDonalds restaurants across the USA!  It will be offered in conjunction with a really cute Wizards of Oz set.  Unfortunately, no villains featured, but with such a deficit of Beware merchandise out there, fans of the cartoon, and of Batman fast food toys rejoice!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stop Motion 1966 Batman TV Intro!


I thought this was fun.  Enjoy!
 
It's the third edition of Kyle Robert's stop motion mastery. You've seen TMNT and X-Men intro recreations, but it's Batman's turn. Zok! The Fox. Ben Affleck Batman

About 40 years ago, Adam West and Burt Ward socked and blapped its way into televisions around the world. Team Reckless Abandonment worked countless hours to pay tribute to the dark night and his young ward. Bam!

This isn't lego Batman. Mattel's newly released line of '60s Batman inspired action figures worked perfectly to bring this classic TV intro to life. Oklahoma City-based folk band, O'Fidelis, lent its musical talents to cover the catchy "Batman" theme song and Nathan Poppe once again supplied hand-drawn backgrounds to complete the fun. Oooof!


Homeland: The Complete Second Season Blu-Ray Review

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Homeland: The Complete Second Season Blu-Ray Review
 


Synopsis: Homeland makes its triumphant return after winning six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Drama Series. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Lewis) is now a U.S. congressman, and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Danes) has returned to civilian life. But when a new and potentially devastating terrorist threat emerges, Brody and Carrie's lives become intertwined once again and they resume their delicate dance of suspicion, deceit and desire. Delve deeper into the edge-of-your-seat excitement with the thrilling second season of this "unmissable and gloriously suspenseful" (USA Today) hit show.

Review: Rarely a new show comes along that instantly captivates audiences like Homeland.  This homeland security based drama had a lot to live up to for season two.   This knockdown, dragout CIA thriller.  The second season, while it did have its differences, was still a must-see.  There are revelations that shake things up early in season two.  We get a great season with romance, vengeance and revenge.  The show stole the Emmy awards away last year and they're nominated for the awards this year, which airs in a few weeks, and they're sure to cash-in yet again!  This drama is like none other on TV. The cast is phenominal, the storylines are consistantly riveting and the action is fantastic.  Get geared up for season three and add this blu-ray to your library!

Interest Range: Drama, TV Shows