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Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Fatman on Batman Podcast Posts 50th Episode!

Batman mega-fan and director/writer extraordinare Kevin Smith has posted his landmark 50th Fatman on Batman podcast.  If you don't listen to these, you've been living under a rock!  They're free and all archived, so go check 'em out.  To hear the 50th episode, just click HERE.

Ghostbusters: Mass Hysteria Comic Coming 2014

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IDW released this logo as a teaser for a new 2014 project.  More details soon..

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Showdown DVD Review

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Showdown DVD Review
 


Synopsis: It's nonstop ninja action as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles face off against new enemies and old, including the Rat King, Cockroach, Baxter Stockman, and more! All this, leading to the ultimate showdown against the Kraang and the Shredder himself!

Review: The new Nick TMNT cartoon has been a breath of fresh air breathed right into the life of the franchise.  My entire family loves it from my 3 year old all the way up to dear ol' dad.  The show has something for everyone.  This DVD collects the final 13 episodes of the first season, including the epic finale that features Krang Prime!  This show is a MUST see for all ages, the action, comedy and storyline are all fantastic!  This would make an excellent Xmas present

1. I, Monster
2. The Alien Agenda
3. The Pulverizer
4. TCRI
5. Cockroach Terminator
6. Baxter's Gambit
7. Enemy of My Enemy
8. Karai's Vendetta
9. The Pulverizer Returns!
10. Parasitica
11. Operation: Break Out
12. Showdown, Parts 1 and 2 (Season Finale)


Interest Range: Animation

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Showdown DVD Review

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Showdown DVD Review
 


Synopsis: It's nonstop ninja action as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles face off against new enemies and old, including the Rat King, Cockroach, Baxter Stockman, and more! All this, leading to the ultimate showdown against the Kraang and the Shredder himself!

Review: The new Nick TMNT cartoon has been a breath of fresh air breathed right into the life of the franchise.  My entire family loves it from my 3 year old all the way up to dear ol' dad.  The show has something for everyone.  This DVD collects the final 13 episodes of the first season, including the epic finale that features Krang Prime!  This show is a MUST see for all ages, the action, comedy and storyline are all fantastic!  This would make an excellent Xmas present

1. I, Monster
2. The Alien Agenda
3. The Pulverizer
4. TCRI
5. Cockroach Terminator
6. Baxter's Gambit
7. Enemy of My Enemy
8. Karai's Vendetta
9. The Pulverizer Returns!
10. Parasitica
11. Operation: Break Out
12. Showdown, Parts 1 and 2 (Season Finale)


Interest Range: Animation

Vikings: Season One Blu-Ray Review

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Vikings: Season One Blu-Ray Review
 


Synopsis: Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors...VIKINGS. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him. Faced with shocking betrayals and the temptations of a mysterious seductress, Ragnar must wage war on the battlefield -- and within himself -- to protect his freedom, family and life. Includes 9 episodes with extended and alternate scenes.

Review: The History Channel is famous for many things, including great historical documentaries and specials and more reality based shows like Pawn Stars.  Now, they've decided to join the dramatic cable TV craze and delved into their first scripted series, Vikings.   This nine episode first season is full of action, drama and phenominal production values.  The show is dark and complex with well developed characters and a story that far outweighs other historical dramas.  Obviously it isn't completely factual by any stretch, but I never thought I'd be into a series about Vikings...but I'm sold.  This is a must have.  It would also make a great Xmas gift.

Interest Range: Drama, Action

Bones: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-Ray Review

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Bones: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-Ray Review
 


Synopsis: Unearth even more thrills from Bones Season 8 with all-new content only available here! Finally cleared of wrongdoing, Bones reunites with Booth (David Boreanaz) and the squints. Although the team solves some of their most challenging cases yet, madman Christopher Pelant continues his murderous rampage - inching closer to Bones and Booth daily. From solving the mystery of a roller derby darling's demise to uncovering a previously unrecognized 9/11 hero to stopping a pandemic, Bones and the team make one remarkable discovery after another. Meanwhile, as if the challenges Booth faces with parenthood and his unique relationship with Bones aren't enough, his mother shows up after a 24-year absence, and there is shocking news about some of his colleagues. Relive all 26 killer episodes!

Review: Bones has been following the same basic crime of the week premise since its inception, with some ongoing backstory.  This blu-ray collects all 26 episodes of season eight.  I can't believe the show is still going strong!  Its long in syndication and has a huge cult following.   The show offers well established characters and tons of episodes, thanks to it being a network show, so its easy to get into.  This season has great dark humor, the chemistry between Booth and Bones is still there and the show has no signs of slowing.  This one is a must have for any fan.

Interest Range: Crime, Drama

Shrek: the Musical Blu-Ray / DVD Review

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Shrek: the Musical Blu-Ray / DVD Review
 


Synopsis: The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in SHREK THE MUSICAL, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a "triumph of comic imagination" (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that "never stints on spectacle or laughs" (David Rooney, Variety), SHREK THE MUSICALr received eight 2009 Tony Awardr nominations including Best Musical. Featuring a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs, along with unforgettable characters and outrageous humor, it's ogre-sized fun for the whole family!

Review: We actually took our kids to the traveling Shrek: The Musical show when it came to town last year.  I expected the show to be really lame, to be honest, but to my delight it was well-produced, entertaining and quite fantastic.  This blu-ray is a wonderful reminder of that experience.  If you saw the show live, this is a great way to relive it and if you didn't get the opportunity to see it, this way you won't miss out!  We highly recommend this one.

Interest Range: Musical

The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review

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The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: An innocent girl is evilly possessed -- and a doubting priest becomes her last hope. Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in the two-time Academy Award(R) winner that shocked the world.

Review: Of all the films that terrified me growing up it was the Exorcist and the Night of the Living Dead.  I grew up in a typical midwestern religious household, so hoaky concepts like demonic posession were terrifying to me and the depiction in this film is so well done that it felt real.  This is still to this day one of the most widely regarded scary movies, because to so many religious people, it seems feasable.   This special edition marks 40 years of this classic and it looks amazing on blu-ray!  This great new edition includes all this below:

"Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist" 40 years after his novel was published,The Exorcist author, screenwriter and producer returns to where it all began. First stop is a guest house in the hills of Encino, California, where he wrote the novel. The author visits the place for the first time in 40 years and shares not only memories of writing the book, but also discusses how it inspired him. We then meet Blatty in two key and iconic locations; Georgetown University where the film was shot, and at the now-famous Exorcist steps. Throughout, Blatty reads from his novel, including an excerpt from a chilling newly published passage.


"Talk of the Devil" - While at Georgetown University, William Peter Blatty heard about a true case of possession from Father Eugene Gallagher. At the time the film came out, the priest talked at length about exorcism, the true story and about Blatty; this footage is now available for the first time in many years. It is as revealing as it is shocking.


Also included from the previous release:
· Two Commentaries and an introduction by William Friedkin
· A Commentary by William Peter Blatty
· 1998 BBC Documentary "The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist"
· Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist Set footage produced and photographed by Owen Roizman, camera and makeup tests, and interviews with director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty and Owen Roizman.
· The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now -- Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot.
· Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist -- with director William Friedkin and author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty discussing the different versions of the film and featuring outtakes from the film.
· Original Ending
· Interviews
. The Original Cut
. Stairway to Heaven
. The Final Reckoning
· Sketches & Storyboards
· Radio Spots
· TV Spots
· Trailers
Also included is an excerpt from "The Friedkin Connection, a memoir."


Interest Range: Horror

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Robot Chicken: Season Six DVD Review

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Robot Chicken: Season Six DVD Review

Synopsis: Robot Chicken is back for its Sixth Season of hilariously insane, wackadoodle, totally off the wall stop-motion animation! This season's 20 brand spankin' new episodes will flash images across your retinas and flood your brains with an overabundance of mind-melting pop culture spoofery that will most likely cause your head to explode and leave a stain on the couch that will never come out (sorry Mom)!

Review: Where has Robot Chicken been all my life?!  I just recently discovered this show, thanks to their DC Comics special, and I'm completely taken.  This show is a nerdgasm time and time again.  The stop motion hilarity continues on this sixth season DVD!  There is also over two hours of bonus features, which are fantastic.  I cannot recommend this show enough.  Its particularly funny if you grew up in the 80s and 90s, or have at least since seen a lot of the cartoons of the era.  This is a must-have!

Interest Range: Cartoon Network

Sunday, October 27, 2013

London Expo: Nickelodeon Touts $475 Million in Retail Sales for Relaunched 'Turtles' Franchise


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London Expo: Nickelodeon Touts $475 Million in Retail Sales for Relaunched 'Turtles' Franchise

At a brand licensing show, executives laud the global first-year retail sales for the reinvigorated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the continued strength of SpongeBob SquarePants.

LONDON – Nickelodeon's successful 2012 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with a new line of consumer products, were in the spotlight here during a keynote event at the Brand Licensing Europe expo.
This week, Nickelodeon executives were all smiles when discussing the first year of merchandise sales for the rejuvenated franchise on the sidelines of the same event.

Nickelodeon parent, Viacom, acquired the franchise in October 2009 for $60 million and launched a new animated show on the kids network last fall. Since then, Turtles consumer products have brought in more than $475 million in global retail sales, according to the company. That includes about $250 million from the U.S., with the rest coming from international markets.

Content companies typically get a license fee from firms that want to use their characters for toys, clothing, housewares and the like along with a revenue cut.

According to licensing industry experts, the first-year Turtles consumer products haul handily exceeded the property's annual retail sales in the years before Nickelodeon acquired and reinvigorated it.

"The show is really funny and good," explained Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer and president, consumer products at Nickelodeon. "And the property is all about humor and friendship, which is part of our core DNA. So the show does well, which translates into success in the boys' aisle" in retail stores.

"From day one, we reached out to Turtles fans," added Ron Johnson, who earlier this year was promoted to the role of executive vp of Nickelodeon and Viacom consumer products at Viacom International Media Networks. While the company refreshed the Turtles franchise to modernize it, "we also made it consistent with the past because we didn't want to alienate old fans," he added. "We really engaged the superfans and super-served all the relevant people."

The TMNT franchise revolves around Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello, four mutant turtles who are trained by mutant rat sensei Master Splinter and live in the sewers of New York City. The characters were created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984 as a parody comic book that became a hit and a global franchise.

The Nickelodeon executives touted the strong sales of Turtles action figures. Kaufman said they make up about 15 percent of toy figure sales in the U.S. "Nothing's bigger," Kaufman told THR. "We are beating Iron Man, Batman, WWE."

The Turtles are also the top action figure product in such countries as the U.K., France, Italy and Australia, according to the firm.

Johnson highlighted that the line of figures offers a breadth of characters. More than 65 Turtles action figures will be launched by the end of 2015, with all first being introduced in the TV show, something other franchises don't always do, he said.

Asked about the outlook for and the possible longevity of the franchise, Johnson said Nickelodeon is taking a measured approach. "We want it to be profitable for us, our partners and retailers," he said. "We would rather see it be healthy for 25 years than milk it as much as possible short-term."

Kaufman said one advantage of the Turtles is also that due to the team spirit of the characters, the property sees every licensee carry product with all four characters. And no character outsells the others at retail, she added. "The Turtles are like a boy band. They can't be separated."

A live-action Michael Bay movie featuring the Turtles is set for 2014. At the licensing expo here, Nickelodeon showed an early clip without CGI effects that drew much applause and praise from merchandise and retail industry attendees.

Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Paw Patrol are among the other franchises that the Nickelodeon consumer products team was focusing on during the event and for which it is rolling out new products around the world.

Kaufman, who has also worked on such consumer products properties as The Simpsons during her career, also touted the continued success of Nickelodeon evergreen SpongeBob SquarePants over the past 14 years. "In this time frame, nothing has done this well," she said when asked about SpongeBob's success in retail aisles in comparison with other content franchises.

SpongeBob is the most widely distributed intellectual property in Viacom’s history with more than $12 billion in global consumer products sales to date.

Mark Kingston, general manager and senior vp for NVCP Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia, during a presentation compared SpongeBob to such other iconic characters including Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and Kermit the Frog. "Every half second, someone on the planet is interacting with SpongeBob," he said.

A brief clip showcasing the animation for the planned 2015 SpongeBob movie also drew much applause from industry observers.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Batman Rogue Appearing on CW's ARROW...find out who!


Tune in to the CW next week to see the Arrow episode "Crucible", which features the physical debut of their version of the KGBeast! or Brother Blood in his mask.  We'll have to tune in to see for certain!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Beware the Batman is NOT Cancelled!

The rumor mill is flying due to a posting over at another website.   Yes, there is no new episode this week, but Cartoon Network is infamous for irregular episode showings, even on shows they are not cancelling.  There have been no announcements whatsoever regarding the future of the show.  We will let you know when anything like that is announced!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray Review

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.

Review: The Dark Knight Returns paints a phenominal picture of a tortured and hollow Bruce Wayne, trying desperately to keep the promise that had set the Batman into retirement for the past decade.  Now, with the mutant gang escalating their violence and Harvey Dent on the lamb, Bruce is pushed over the edge mentally and emotionally...and he must bring back the Bat.

Its truly a thing of beauty to watch as the animators bring the Bat back into this grim and dark Gotham.  He attacks from the shadows, sharp and brutal..just the way all good fanboys wish for.  The theme music is very Nolanesque and the action is intense.  They do a wonderful job of bringing this very 80s themed tale into the modern age.  Peter Weller's portrayl of the Bat is gritty, dark and grim.  Exactly what you'd imagine when reading the comics.

Its funny...as a kid and an adult fan I've read through the graphic novel dozens of times..it changed the way I viewed comic books.  And I figured watching this would be a little dull, since I am so familiar with the story....but they did such an amazing job of bringing this epic tale to life that I was riveted to the screen.  This is one of the best animated adaptations of Batman to date.  This new release combines parts one and two into one long animated feature with some great special features and pack-in art cards.  This is the ultimate collector's edition.


Target has their own exclusive steelbook version of the feature.  You can see the cards included with all versions in the pic below with the Steelbook!
This seamless combination of the heralded two-part "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" is accompanied on the Blu-ray Combo Pack by several new bonus features, including a 70-minute Frank Miller retrospective, an all-new filmmaker commentary, four exclusive collector cards with never-before-seen artwork, and all of the extra content originally found on the original Part 1 & 2 releases.

Interest Range:  Animation

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray Review

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.

Review: The Dark Knight Returns paints a phenominal picture of a tortured and hollow Bruce Wayne, trying desperately to keep the promise that had set the Batman into retirement for the past decade.  Now, with the mutant gang escalating their violence and Harvey Dent on the lamb, Bruce is pushed over the edge mentally and emotionally...and he must bring back the Bat.

Its truly a thing of beauty to watch as the animators bring the Bat back into this grim and dark Gotham.  He attacks from the shadows, sharp and brutal..just the way all good fanboys wish for.  The theme music is very Nolanesque and the action is intense.  They do a wonderful job of bringing this very 80s themed tale into the modern age.  Peter Weller's portrayl of the Bat is gritty, dark and grim.  Exactly what you'd imagine when reading the comics.

Its funny...as a kid and an adult fan I've read through the graphic novel dozens of times..it changed the way I viewed comic books.  And I figured watching this would be a little dull, since I am so familiar with the story....but they did such an amazing job of bringing this epic tale to life that I was riveted to the screen.  This is one of the best animated adaptations of Batman to date.  This new release combines parts one and two into one long animated feature with some great special features and pack-in art cards.  This is the ultimate collector's edition.


Target has their own exclusive steelbook version of the feature.  You can see the cards included with all versions in the pic below with the Steelbook!
This seamless combination of the heralded two-part "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" is accompanied on the Blu-ray Combo Pack by several new bonus features, including a 70-minute Frank Miller retrospective, an all-new filmmaker commentary, four exclusive collector cards with never-before-seen artwork, and all of the extra content originally found on the original Part 1 & 2 releases.

Interest Range:  Animation

Nikita: The Complete Third Season Blu-Ray Review

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Nikita: The Complete Third Season Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: In a game-changing turnaround, Nikita, Michael and CIA analyst Ryan Fletcher are heading Division, and have been tasked by the U.S. president to clean up after the previous regime. With punk hacker Seymour hardwired to the cause, Alex in the fold, and Owen back from a Russian prison, the new team has all the tech, muscle and spy power they need to round up the Dirty Thirty, rogue assassins who remain at large around the globe. But Amanda has Division in her crosshairs, the Oval Office wants the job done yesterday, and the operation suffers devastating physical hits. Nikita must use every asset in her power to hold it together for the mission, her man, her future and her freedom in all 22 butt-kicking episodes of this smart, sexy suspense series.

Review: I was a huge fan of the original Nikita television show, so I figured I'd give this one a chance.  I wasn't much on CW shows, but this one is very high quality, both in acting and writing.  This season things have really gotten involved, withi things being taken all the way up to the President.  The action is spot on, the girls are good lookin', this is a great show!  Definately one that you should add to your collection.  I would pick up the first two seasons, but its not essential to jump into the show.

Interest Range: TV Shows

Curse of Chucky (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) Review

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Curse of Chucky (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) Review

Synopsis: He's back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn't give it much thought. However, after her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America's favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills.

Review: When I was growing up it was the heyday of slasher cinema.  Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween..and TONS of off-shoots.  None freaked me out quite so much as Chucky.  He was like a twisted 'My Buddy' doll and I was pretty sure my toys would come to life and kill me in my sleep anyway, so Chucky really hit a nerve! lol.  Well, we're all grown up now and still demanding film from our favorite characters.  This new Chuck feature is better than ever with the original voice and far better graphic sequences...this little serial killer is at it again and better than ever in his sixth feature!  Perfect for the Halloween season!

Check out this cool Chucky Megamix!



Interest Range: Horror

Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales DVD Review

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Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales DVD Review



Synopsis: If you meet forest gnomes disguised as zombies, dig up a mysterious old journal filled with secrets and ciphers, or encounter spooky hijinks at the local condemned convenience store, you've just crossed over into.Gravity Falls, where there's always something peculiar going on! Join 12-year-old twins Dipper and Mabel Pines as they explore the oddest spot on the map. Shipped off to spend the summer with their gruff Great Uncle ("Grunkle") Stan - who runs the tacky tourist trap, "Mystery Shack" - the kids uncover mysterious surprises, unsurpassed silliness, and supernatural shenanigans lurking around every corner of the deceptively sleepy little town. Packed with over two hours of hilarious adventures, irreverent humor, and quirky, unforgettable characters, Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales is a trippy trip into your family's fun zone!

Review: There is nothing my kids love more than when dad brings home Disney cartoons on DVD!  This Disney Channel show features a creepy theme of two kids, Dipper and Mabel, as they visit the mysterious Gravity Falls with their uncle and discover that monsters are alive there!  Zombies, gnomes..all kinds of spooky stuff.  Don't fret though, this isn't a real scary show, its like Scooby Doo scary!  There are tons of laughs and silliness along the way!  The kids LOVE this one.  This DVD includes six episodes from the hit show.

Interest Range: Animation, Disney

Prometheus Engineer Statue!

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Drug War Blu-Ray Review

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Drug War Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: Manufacturing just 50 grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence. Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) just got caught making tons. Now he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and has one chance to avoid execution - turn informant and help the cops bring down the powerful cartel he's been cooking for. Over the next 72 sleepless hours, the sting spins out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear who actually has the upper hand. From Johnnie To, master of the Hong Kong crime thriller, comes an unnerving thrill ride through the modern criminal underworld.

Review: There are a few countries that really do action right and China is one of them.  Drug War is a frenzy of action, drama and crime.  There are times when the film resembles Pulp Fiction in it's dark portrayl of the drug world and times when its supercop.  The tone is very dark and the action is spot on.  This is one of the rare films that I give high marks to without any notable actors on staff.  This one is perfect for any fan of the action/crime genre!

Interest Range: Action, Drama

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ghostbusters 24" Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Vinyl Bank

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Ghostbusters 24" Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Vinyl Bank

What did you do, Ray?! Well, we'll tell you what we did – we took our already-popular 12-inch vinyl bank of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and made it even bigger! At two feet tall, this hard vinyl bank of the classic Ghostbusters character will hold a fortune in nickels, and tower over your other Ghostbusters toys! Bank has coin slot its back, plus access door for coin removal. Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Bill Mancuso! (Item code #NOV131816, SRP: $124.99)

Ghostbusters Minimates I Love This Town Box Set

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 Ghostbusters Minimates I Love This Town Box Set
A Diamond Select Release! Ghostbusters Minimates are back! The four main Ghostbusters have re-united... for a four-pack based on the final scene of the classic original film! Each 2-inch mini-figure features a new, removable proton pack and various interchangeable parts and accessories (some of them covered with marshmallow). Set comes packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item code #NOV131817, SRP: $19.99)

Batman Classic TV Series Batman Bust

The monthly Previews catalog from Diamond Comic Distributors is always chock-full of awesome new products, but this month's Diamond Select Toys offerings are even more awesome than ever! Not only is DST soliciting its new line of Batman resin busts in the new issue, they've got an upsized Mr. Stay Puft bank, the first Ghostbusters Minimates in eons, and the most Deadpool-tastic Marvel Minimates box set ever! Plus Knight Rider, Dawn and more Marvel Select! The catalog hits at the end of the month, and the products wont be out until early 2014, but you can take a gander and pre-order them now!

Batman Classic TV Series Batman Bust
Holy Bat-busts, Batman! DST kicks off their line of resin busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show with none other than Batman himself, as portrayed by Adam West! This bust measures 6 inches tall, and will be the keystone to any Classic Batman TV Show collection. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item code #NOV131814, SRP: $60.00)

Filmation Studios Head Lou Scheimer has passed away


 We just got word that Lou Scheimer, the mastermind behind Filmation studios, has passed away.  Filmation produced a Batman cartoon in 1977.  RIP Lou, thanks for the great childhood.

 

New Episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles This Saturday on Nick!




NICKELODEON DRUMS UP ALL-NEW EPISODE OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES SATURDAY, OCT. 19


THE TURTLES MUST STOP AN INVASION OF MUTATED SQUIRRELS

Synopsis: A new episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rounds out the morning at 11:00a.m. (ET/PT) with “Invasion of the Squirrelanoids.” In the episode, while tracking mutagen, the Turtles bring a mutated squirrel back to the lair. When it starts multiplying, the Turtles must hunt the squirrel mutants and prevent them from escaping into the city in a new episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DC Superheroes Movies 3-Pack DVD Out Today!

Street Date: 10/15/13

Synopsis:  

Batman: Gotham Knight

From producers of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight comes six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman's transition from novice crimefighter to The Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. From some of the world's most visionary animators comes a thrilling depiction of Batman as man, myth and legend.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

With stories by acclaimed writers including Geoff Johns, Alan Burnett and Dave Gibbons, this DC Universe Animated Original Movie explores the rich mythology of the Green Lantern universe through six interlocking chapters. While awaiting a battle with Krona, an ancient enemy of the Guardians of the Universe, Earth’s Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Sinestro and other members of the Green Lantern Corps recount their greatest adventures to new recruit Arisia – everything from tales of the first Lantern to the ominous events that led to the Corps’ Blackest Night! The power-packed voice cast includes Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins and Arnold Vosloo.

Superman Animated Series: A Little Piece of Home

Timeless characters and innovative storytelling unite to create a powerhouse collection of episodes as Superman faces off with four formidable foes to defend his adopted home. Mild-mannered Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman take on a government conspiracy, a lunatic scientist known as the Weather Wizard, the fiery villainess Volcana and of course, archnemesis Lex Luthor all in the name of Truth, Justice and the American Way in these thrilling stories from the acclaimed TV show! Experience a universe of hard-hitting excitement with The Man of Steel!

Win a copy of Shrek: The Musical on Blu-Ray!

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Win a copy of SHREK: THE MUSICAL

Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD!

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Fans can join in on the performance with sing along Shrek-tastic songs on the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital HD or single-disc DVD!

For your chance to win a copy of SHREK: THE MUSICAL on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD simply answer the following question:

Which character is Shrek’s best sidekick?
  • Donkey
  • Pinocchio
  • Lord Farquaad 

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Win a copy of The Heat on Blu-Ray!

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TURN UP THE HEAT IN THE YEAR’S BIGGEST COMEDY!

Get the Unrated Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Loaded with 2 Hours of Hysterical Bonus Features on October 15.  Theatrical and Unrated Cuts Available on Digital HD™ October 1



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Synopsis
: Oscar® Winner Sandra Bullock* and Oscar® Nominee Melissa McCarthy** are a “dynamite duo” (George Pennacchio, KABC-TV) in this outrageously funny comedy from the director of Bridesmaids, Paul Feig. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected...buddies.
*Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, The Blind Side, 2009
**Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Bridesmaids, 2011


The Heat Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features: ●Theatrical and Unrated versions of the film

 ●DVD + Digital Copy
 ●Welcome To the Bonus Features!
 ●All The Stuff We Had To Take Out But Still Think Is Funny – Deleted, Alternate & Extended Scenes
 ●Mullins Family Fun
 ●How THE HEAT Was Made
 ●Police Brutality
 ●Let’s Get Physical
 ●Acting Master Class
 ●Supporting Cast Cavalcade
 ●Over And Out
 ●Easter Eggs
 ●Hilarious Audio Commentaries Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Director Paul Feig, the Original Mystery Science Theater 3000 Guys, and The Mullins Family

Classic TV on DVD titles out tomorrow!!

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BEWITCHED: THE COMPLETE SERIES- first time as a complete setFor the first time ever, this set contains all eight whimsical, colorized seasons on 33-discs. Anchored by Elizabeth Montgomery’s portrayal of beautiful, good-hearted witch Samantha, Bewitched also stars Dick York, Dick Sargent and Agnes Moorehead as Samantha’s meddling mother, Endora. 



THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SERIES – first time as a complete setAlso debuting, The Partridge Family, TV’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll family, will be available as a 12-disc set spanning its four seasons. The series follows the family of six who decide to form a rock band and tour the country in their groovy psychedelic school bus. The show was nominated for five Golden Globe® Awards. 



I DREAM OF JEANNIE: THE COMPLETE SERIESOne of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, I Dream of Jeannie is being re-released as a 20-disc box set featuring the magic of all 139 episodes. Created by best-selling author Sidney Sheldon, the series stars Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman as the adorably mismatched couple who cleverly blend romantic and slapstick comedy.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Beware the Batman's Man-Bat Revealed!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

NYCC: Power Attack Az-Bats, Deathstroke, Clayface + more!



NYCC: New DC Total Heroes Mattel Toyline!

coming Spring 2014

NYCC: DC Universe Batzarro Figure!



Direct from the NYCC:

DC Universe Batzarro™

This evil twisted twin to Batman™ joins the DC Universe lineup in 2014.

American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-Ray Review

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American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner...from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as Bloody Face. Emmyr winner JESSICA LANGE leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including ZACHARY QUINTO, JAMES CROMWELL and SARAH PAULSON. 'It's genuinely, unrelentingly horrific and creepy' (Time Magazine) and a 'totally addictive' (The Washington Post) show.

Review: One thing that I'll give American Horror Story is that you'd never know it was produced by the same people that bring us Glee, its legitmately shocking.  The second season of the show, dubbed Asylum, features most of the same cast in new roles, telling a new story that is just as wicked and twisted as the first.  This is without a doubt the most edgy show on television today.    This one pushes the envelope even more with a dark asylum, twisted nuns, nazis and psychopaths.  This one is certainly disturbing and NOT for children!  But definately for the adult looking for something dark this Halloween season.

Interest Range: TV Shows, Horror

New Batman 89 & Batman Returns 4" Figures Coming!


Straight from NYCC, Mattel announced a 4" multiverse line that includes 1989 Batman, Batman Returns an the 1978 Superman film!  Pics courtesy of Comics Alliance



Win a copy of Drug War on Blu-Ray!

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Nick Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: The Mutation Situation Clip!

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Nickelodeo​n Launches Season Two of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:00a.m. (ET/PT), the crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo continue during season two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In the premiere episode, “The Mutation Situation,” the Turtles discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles’ mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created.  Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all, which results in some very scary characters coming after the brothers.  With Casey Jones’ (voiced by Nickelodeon alum Josh Peck) help, the Turtles take on some of the most bizarre and dangerous villains they have ever seen, all the while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O'Neil and her importance to the Kraang. 



Fans can visit Nick.com to play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Trick or Treat Tussle to get in to the ghoulish spirit. All four Turtles and April must defeat enemies to collect mutagen-covered candy. 

Nick Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: The Mutation Situation Clip!

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Nickelodeo​n Launches Season Two of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:00a.m. (ET/PT), the crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo continue during season two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In the premiere episode, “The Mutation Situation,” the Turtles discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles’ mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created.  Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all, which results in some very scary characters coming after the brothers.  With Casey Jones’ (voiced by Nickelodeon alum Josh Peck) help, the Turtles take on some of the most bizarre and dangerous villains they have ever seen, all the while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O'Neil and her importance to the Kraang. 


Fans can visit Nick.com to play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Trick or Treat Tussle to get in to the ghoulish spirit. All four Turtles and April must defeat enemies to collect mutagen-covered candy. 

The Big Parade Blu-Ray Book Review

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The Big Parade Blu-Ray Book Review



Synopsis: The highest-grossing silent film of all time, as well as the first realistic war drama, tells the harrowing story of a young man's (John Gilbert) front-line experiences in World War I. Year: 1927 Director: King Vidor Starring: John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Claire Adams, Hobart Bosworth, Karl Dane

Review: I love vintage film.  Even further I love silent films.  I mostly watched the comedies, but this was a wonderful treat.  A World War I war love epic.  The movie looks fantastic on blu-ray, which is kind of a nice surprise.  The action sequences are dynamic and full of drama.  It was a wonderful treat to experience this film and I'm pleased to have it in my home library!

Interest Range: Vintage Film

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

New Batman / JL Halloween Decorations


These can be found at Target under their Justice League branding.