Ahead of the film's trailer debut this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. is pleased to reveal the official teaser one-sheet for AQUAMAN.
Directed by James Wan ("The Conjuring" films, "Furious 7") and starring Jason Momoa in the title role, AQUAMAN also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.
Two William Castle Classics Make Blu-ray Debuts August 21st, 2018 from Scream Factory
This August, beat the heat with two classic chillers from Scream Factory! On August 21st, 2018, two of legendary horror filmmaker William Castle’s best-loved films will make their Blu-ray debuts loaded with bonus features, including new interviews and audio commentaries on each release. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
In Strait-Jacket, film legend Joan Crawford gives a terrific performance in this chiller from pioneer horror movie producer William Castle.
Crawford plays Lucy Harbin, a woman who goes berserk when she finds her husband in bed with another woman. With her three-year-old daughter accidentally witnessing the grisly act, Lucy axes the couple to death. She spends twenty years in a mental institution for the double murder.
After she is released, she moves in with her brother, Bill (Leif Erickson), his wife, Emily (Rochelle Hudson) and Carol (Diane Baker), her own daughter who is now twenty-three. Her nightmare is over ... or is it? When a spate of ax murders start occurring suddenly in the neighborhood, police think Lucy has reverted to her old ways. The truth is finally revealed in a rousing, blood-chilling finale.
Strait-Jacket Bonus Features
In The Tingler, Vincent Price stars as an obsessed doctor who discovers a parasitic creature which grows on the spinal cords of terrified people. If they scream, the Tingler can be destroyed. If they don't, it will sever the spinal column and kill them. He successfully isolates and removes the Tingler from a deaf mute (Judith Evelyn) who has been scared to death by her devious husband. Once captured, the Tingler escapes and runs amok in a crowded movie theater. Terror is loose, but can it be stopped?
The Tingler is legendary horror director William Castle's magnum opus. After the success of House On Haunted Hill, Castle devised a new gimmick called "Percepto." Participating theaters would wire seats so that random moviegoers would get a tangible electric shock during climactic moments in the film. Another novelty used to maximum effect is the short color sequence depicting blood pouring from a faucet and filling a bathtub. Castle went on to direct more cult classics like Homicidal and 13 Ghosts and later produced the mainstream hit Rosemary's Baby.
The Tingler Bonus Features
ARRIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™ AUGUST 14, 2018
FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
A young woman named Virginia Marshall is desperate to have a child. She joins an experimental in-vitro fertilization trial that succeeds, but something weird is happening to the fetus. She’s impregnated with a new generation of terror! On August 14, 2018, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to unleash 90’s horror cult classic, THE UNBORN on Blu-ray. Produced and directed by Rodman Flender (Idle Hands) and written by Henry Dominic (The Game), THE UNBORN stars Brooke Adams (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Jeff Hayenga (Bones), and James Karen (The Return of the Living Dead, Poltergeist) and features early film roles in the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, THE UNBORNis a must-have for horror movie collectors and contains a brand new 2K scan of the film and new audio commentary with filmmaker Rodman Flender. Preorder is available now at ShoutFactory.com
A young wife (Brooke Adams) suspects that a mysterious doctor (James Karen) has inseminated her with mutated sperm in an attempt to create a super-human fetus. Unfortunately, there are extreme side-effects. More frightening than Rosemary’s Baby, this horror classic is not for the faint of the heart!
CALIFILM presents “THE UNBORN” BROOKE ADAMS JEFF HAYENGA JAMES KAREN
K CALLAN RICK DEAN KATHY GRIFFIN LISA KUDROW JANE CAMERON
Director of Photography WALLY PFISTER Production Designer GARY RANDALL
Music by GARY NUMAN & MICHAEL R. SMITH Written by HENRY DOMINIC
Produced and Directed by RODMAN FLENDER
THE UNBORN Blu-ray Special Feature:
Details regarding the upcoming Fast and Furious 9 film have been pretty scarce. So far the only thing we know is that its release datewas pushed back a year from April 19, 2019 to April 10, 2020 to make room for Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw, which is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019. Still, the question on everyone's mind seems to be: will Johnson be in Fast and Furious 9?
Well, it turns out, Johnson doesn't know either. The actor dropped by Watch Happens Live on Thursday night to promote Skyscraper, and was asked if he was going to make an appearance in the upcoming film. "Will I be in Fast 9? I'm not quite too sure," Johnson said. "I think they're still working on that script now. So I don't know, kind of up in the air." Given his beef with costars Vin Diesel and Tyrese, it doesn't seem likely, but then again, you never know.
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Shout! Factory will release PLATOON(Limited Edition Steelbook) on September 18, 2018. The film itself has been remastered from a brand-new 4K scan approved by writer-director Oliver Stone. Limited to 10,000 copies, this collector must-have Blu-ray edition offers enticing packaging, stunning movie presentation, and special bonus content, including audio commentary by Oliver Stone, audio commentary with military advisor Dale Dye, deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone, “Flashback to Platoon”, documentaries “One War, Many Stories” and “Preparing for ‘Nam”, special featurettes (“Caputo & The 7th Fleet”, “Dye Training Method”, and “Gordon Gekko”), theatrical trailer and more!
PLATOON (Limited Edition Steelbook) is available for pre-order now exclusively on Amazon.
Inspired by his own experiences, Oliver Stone's anti-war epic tells the tale of PFC Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen, Wall Street), a young Army recruit sent to Vietnam, who witnesses the atrocities of war –many of which are carried out by those Chris calls "comrades." Heralded by critics as the best film of 1986, Platoon won four of the nine Academy Awards® for which it was nominated including Best Picture and Best Director for Oliver Stone, and earned Best Supporting Actor nominations for co-stars Tom Berenger (Inception) and Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire).
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English SDH Subtitles/1986/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 120 Minutes
PLATOON (Limited Edition Steel Book) Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Oliver Stone
Audio Commentary by Military Advisor Dale Dye
Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone
“Flashback To Platoon”:
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
*1986: Best Picture (winner), Director (Oliver Stone – winner), Best Sound (winner), Best Film Editing (winner), Actor in a Supporting Role (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography
ARRIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™ AUGUST 28, 2018
FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
This August, SCREAM FACTORY™ invite loyal fans and horror enthusiasts to embark on an interactive trip to hell when 90’s science fiction horror cult classic, BRAINSCAN debuts on Blu-ray August 28, 2018. Produced by Michel Roy (EDtv, Senior Trip) and directed by John Flynn (Lock Up, Rolling Thunder), BRAINSCANstars Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Frank Langella (The Americans), Amy Hargreaves (Homeland), and T. Ryder Smith as “The Trickster.” Available for the first time on Blu-ray, BRAINSCAN is a must have for movie collectors and contains special features including new interviews with cast and crew, audio commentary, and more! Pre-order is available now at Amazon.com
When Michael, a lonely teenager (Edward Furlong), orders the latest interactive video game, the new high-tech wizardry penetrates his subconscious, where his darkest impulses lead him through a deadly maze of murder, deception and desire. Pursued by homicide detective (Frank Langella) and prodded by "The Trickster" (T. Ryder Smith) who materializes into his room, Michael is torn between the worlds of good and evil, of reality and fantasy and, ultimately, life and death.
BRAINSCAN Blu-ray Special Feature:
· NEW Audio Commentary with assistant to the director Tara Georges Flynn
· NEW A Virtual Debut – an interview with screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker
· NEW Talking With Trickster – an interview with actor T. Ryder Smith
· NEW Merging Realities featuring interviews with special make-up effects supervisor Steve Johnson and special make-up effects artists Andy Schoneberg and Mike Smithson
· NEW Musical Virtuosity – an interview with composer George S. Clinton
· Trickin’ With Trickster: Vintage Behind-the-Scenes Fun on BRAINSCAN
· Deleted Scene
· Behind-The-Scenes Footage
· Teaser Trailer
· Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spot
· Still Galleries
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo/1994/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 96 Minutes/English Subtitles.
Rated R [for strong violence and language and some sexuality].
T'Challa was the monarch of the African nation of Wakanda. As the Wakandan monarch, he was also the former holder of the Black Panther mantle. After his father was killed in a bombing attack orchestrated by Helmut Zemo, the new monarch set out to kill the Winter Soldier, whom was widely believed to be responsible for the attack. After being drawn into the Avengers Civil War and siding with Iron Man, T'Challa learned the truth about Zemo's deception and decided to help the Winter Soldier by granting him asylum in Wakanda and also help him get a cure for his mental programming.
After his coronation, T'Challa began hunting down Ulysses Klaue, only to be confronted by his cousin Erik Killmonger, who sought the throne for himself. After a lengthy campaign, T'Challa defeated Killmonger and decided to introduce Wakandan technology to the United Nations.
When you get a definition of a hero like that in the beginning you know it's time for another Diamond Select Toys review. This one covers the new Black Panther PVC Diorama based on the new film. I stress that because Diamond Select also made one a few years back based on the Captain America Civil War film. Before you ask, yes they are different. I have both but this new one I'm talking about today I display along side the Killmonger Statue I reviewed last week.
As you can see The Black Panther stands with his claws extended on a mountain base with water in the middle. It symbolizes the ground where he would battle those who challenged him on Wakanda. Much like Killmonger this statue is highly detailed. But in what can only be described as brilliant sculpting Black Panther is designed more smooth where as the Killmonger is more "rough" showing the difference between the good an the bad.
Let focus first on the head. As you can see this time I am actually holding it closer to the camera. It's not a simple white over on the eye hole on the mask. You actually can see the eyes perfectly painted. There so well done you can feel the stare of a hero ready to do battle against a villain. The mask itself it true to the film as it has a slight color variation from the costume. It's a little more noticeable here just due to the lighting I used. The markings are etched in and painted to give it the full effect.
Moving on to the torso you can see the Wakanda necklace design in sculpted on to, once again look just as it did in the film. The chest and stomach (sorry for my hand in the way) are perfectly done to reflect the anatomy of the hero. Showing each muscle underneath the costume. The costume itself has etchings and designs to show off the detail, as you can clearly see the elements where the vibraniam is infused through out
This side shot captured how graceful yet deadly the Black Panther is. From the "V" shaped position of the torso to the quads, which are also molded to amazing life-like detail, you see the hands outstretched, claws ready to strike out at the enemy. The way the body is formed and placed on the base gives it that full 3D effect that I think Diamond Select Toys has set the standard for. Trust me when I say this pic does not do it justice when it comes to looking at this in person. It feels like it's going to pounce at any moment.
One thing I really want to point out are the Panthers claws. You can see they are crafted into very fine points. Now when you touch them you can actually feel the tip on them. Nothing overly sharp but to me that's a fine point of detail. Most hands on statues are rounded off and simply painted. Diamond Select always goes above and beyond and this one is no exception. Perfectly pointed, shaped and painted the hands on this design helps set it apart.
Looking at the back you can clearly see the attention to not only the muscles but yo the etchings on the costume itself. Line after line is etched into the design to give it the full life like look. Forming a perfect V shape on top the Panther looks perfect in terms of not only flexing his muscles, but having the 3D look all around. Also notice how one foot is planted but the other is slightly raised and just planted down on the toes. The arch in the leg only highlights the pose it's set it.
I really like this base, and how the design has the waterfall in the center. Now one thing, and it may be hard to explain but look at the color of the water. It's not a bright blue like you would expect it to be. It's a unique color of almost a blue with green. The water is sculpted, shaded, and painted to give it a realistic look. You can see the highlights of white mixed into it to give it the splash and crashing wave look. Now at first I was like "this looks strange, it's too green" but then I saw how lights hit it. When the sunlight hit it, it looked about as real as you could get. My son has this next to Killmonger which happens to sit by his fish tank. When I happened to change the back light of the talk to a different color I could see all the elements of the water design which only adds to the realism of the rock base itself.
Once again we have another winner on our hands here. This is an amazing piece to add to your Marvel collection and it looks amazing next to the Killmonger Statue that came out a few weeks ago. I can't recommend picking this one up enough. There are other Black Panther Statues out there, some which cost a lot more, but out of the ones I have, and have seen this is definitely the nicest one to get. Perfect for a Collector and perfect for kids who loved the movie.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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District 9 director Neill Blomkamp and MGM are developing a new RoboCopflick called RoboCop Returns. The studio hopes to revive a franchise and original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and exec producing with Justin Rhodes (Terminator)rewriting the script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s hit that never happened.
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Joaquin Phoenix will play the Clown Prince of Crime in a Joker standalone movie. We more or less already knew this, but after months of rumor and speculation, it appears Phoenix has officially, finally signed on to the project. And now Warner Bros. will make it, with Todd Phillips directing.
THR confirms that Phoenix has officially decided to give the whole comic book movie thing a try. The film will be an origin story for Batman’s most infamous foe, and rumors in the past have suggested the story will be drawing on the iconic Alan Moore and Brian Bolland comic The Killing Joke. Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover, will helm the Joker movie, which THR says will have a budget somewhere in the “$55 million range, significantly lower than the tentpoles that dominate the form. And the standalone is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content (at least as experimental as a studio can be with established brands such as DC), which is described as being akin to a crime drama.”
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Djimon Hounsou will play the 3,000-year-old Wizard in DC’s “Shazam!”, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
In the comic book, the Wizard gives young Billy Batson his powers. Production has wrapped, so this casting was clearly kept under wraps. “This Is Us” actor Ron Cephas Jones was previously reported to have been cast in the role.
This isn’t the first time Hounsou will have a role in a superhero film — he played the Kree mercenary Korath the Pursuer in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as the upcoming “Captain Marvel.”
Shazam” is directed by “Lights Out” filmmaker David F. Sandberg from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Production wrapped in May in Toronto.
The film will star Zachary Levi as the titular character, as well as Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews and Ian Chen.
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