Pacific Rim was one of the cooler films to come 0ut in quiet some time. It was a simple concept. Giant robots fight giant monsters. Nothing more nothing less. It made a nice amount of money and a sequel was soon made. Pacific Rim 2 kept the formula of giant robots vs giant monsters but something was lost. The film, although good was a far cry from the original. Still it was fun to watch, and the robots and monsters looked a lot better in this one. Diamond Select has already released the Jagers (robots) and now they are following up with a giant Kaiju (monster). This thing is massive. Over a foot long and just huge in every sense of the word. It’s fully articulate so it can be played with or just displayed. My son is currently playing with ours.
This is going to be a tricky review to type just based on the size and shape of this thing, but I’m going to try to do it like I do the others. Let’s check out this things head. It sort of has eyes. If you look where the sockets should be you can see a type of slit / indent which works as I mean a giant Kaiju would not have an average eyeball. Over the eyes is the rock like skin slanted down to almost look like an evil frown forming a point. I want to point out the colors. As they are the same colors used throughout this creature. It’s a base color of a very light, almost pale washed out brown combined with a very fine faded blue with hints of yellow and lighter browns mixed throughout. The mouth looks pretty cool as you can see the fine light reds of where the gums are and a combination of small teeth and big fangs. The bumpy tongue which is almost a faded out gold is sticking out. It’s coming through two point shaped openings of the creatures latched mouth. The head itself almost looks like its wearing a helmet due to the armor like shapes on the top base of the skull. It has a samurai feel about it.
The head almost flows down into the torso as it’s reptile like so aside from a bit more muscles around the bottom of the head it really has no neck. The bod is cool. The amount of work that must have went into creating this is breathtaking. Like the head it is the same combination of colors that flow throughout but every single inch of this thing is etched and molded. This thing is, simply put, chiseled. All of the bumps and scratches, and indents give it an almost rock like look. With areas that protrude out and over the entire thing looks like it’s covered in rock like armor. I love how the blue lines flow through the entire design. It gives it that energy look as if this Kaiju has just sprung from the breach to invade us.
This shot gives you a good look at the creature’s legs. There are four legs, or two arms and two legs depending on how you perceive this. Each leg has three to four massive claws on it that are also covered in glops of blue energy. You can see how the spiked style back comes down to form a tail that curls and wraps around the body. Every inch of this thing is shaded in the same light brown, and covered with the different shades of blue to give it that energy look and appeal. I really can’t put over enough how detailed this thing is. There are small bumps throughout this entire statue. Combine the bumps with the etchings and the shadings and this is really well done.
I don’t think there is anything I can say about the back of this Kaiju that would do it justice. This is just massive in terms of size for a monster figure. The back is primarily tail but it comes down in levels so to speak. It’s got that same pointed armor style as the head and legs so it sticks out and up yet manages to flow down. It looks great to say the least. Like the rest of the design it’s the etched light brown however this has more emphasis on the blue and yellow energy markings. It all culminates into a pointy tail that you can see in almost underneath the top layer of the monster. It moves, as this piece is fully articulate so it can be used to smash around your other figures of simply turned whichever way you care to pose it.
No bas as it’s essentially a giant figure. This is a really nice piece. If you have children who enjoy playing with figures it makes for a great monster for the hero’s to battle. If you’re a collector it’s a great display piece as it’s certainly a one of a kind. I have other Kaiju inspired statues but none done with his level of detail or size for that matter. Pacific Rim fans, and Kaiju fans in general need to pick this up for your collection. If your child still plays with toys it’s a great sturdy piece. I highly recommend it.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!
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Own Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition on March 12, or Own It Early on Digital on February 15!
Welcome back to Hogwarts when “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second of five all new adventures from the Wizarding WorldTM created by J.K. Rowling, arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital.
The 4K UHD Combo Pack and the Blu-ray Combo pack include an extended cut of the film with more than seven minutes of deleted scenes added, available as a digital download. Also featured is an audio introduction by director David Yates and over an hour of fantastic special features.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” features an ensemble cast led by Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Carribean” films, “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérable”), Jude Law (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Cold Mountain”), Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice,” “Alien: Covenant”), Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Alison Sudol (TV’s “Transparent”), Ezra Miller (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”), Zoë Kravitz (“Dope,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), Callum Turner (“War & Peace,” “Green Room”), Claudia Kim (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Dark Tower”), William Nadylam (“SK1,” “Kirikou and the Sorceress”), Kevin Guthrie (“Sunshine on Leith”), Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes at Night”) and Poppy Corby-Tuech (TV’s “Harlots”).
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland”) and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films). The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” via purchase from digital retailers beginning February 15.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, and readers everywhere were swept along with him into a magical universe, created by J.K. Rowling. In the years since, the seven Harry Potter bestsellers have inspired eight blockbuster movies, an award-winning stage play, and, more recently, the successful start of the Fantastic Beasts five-film franchise. People of all ages have been enthralled by these extraordinary adventures, set within an ever-widening shared universe, inspired by the vision of J.K. Rowling.
For today’s growing worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World welcomes everyone to explore more of this magical universe—past, present and future. The Wizarding World also provides fans with an instant, trusted kite-mark of quality and authenticity.
4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
· J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed
· Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
· Distinctly Dumbledore
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt’s Menagerie
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques
· Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald's Escape and the Ring of Fire
· Deleted Scenes
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On February 15, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers. On March 12, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
The delightfully sleazy neo-noir Poison Ivy films make their Blu-ray debuts February 12th, 2019 as a four disc Blu-ray box set from Scream Factory. This collection of sinister psychodramas also includes a new audio commentary with co-writer/director Katt Shea, as well as both the rated and unrated versions of each film. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visitingShoutFactory.com
Tempestuous young Ivy (Drew Barrymore) befriends introverted teen Sylvie (Sara Gilbert) and seduces her way into the lives of Sylvie's wealthy family in Poison Ivy. In the piquant follow-up, Poison Ivy 2: Lily, a sheltered art student (Alyssa Milano) finds Ivy's diaries and, after reading them, is lured into uninhibited risk-taking to become a wild woman! Then Ivy's sister (Jaime Pressly) visits the Greer residence in Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, and it doesn't take long for her to use her skills of manipulation to throw the household into a slate of panic and deceit. A college freshman (Miriam McDonald) is invited to join an exclusive campus sisterhood, where cold blooded ambition causes the group to seduce, blackmail or do away with anyone that gets in their way in Poison Ivy: The Secret Society.
The Poison Ivy Collection Bonus Features
Poison Ivy 2: Lily
In 1918, Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian Vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla's reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane and Sir John Ainsley, drive a railroad spike through his heart. The "un-dead" Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him. Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry, the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting. On February 19, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present Bela Lugosi’s cult classic THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE on Blu-ray. Directed by Lew Landers (The Raven), this blood-curdling horror classic stars Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Frieda Inescort (A Place in the Sun), Nina Foch (Spartacus), and Miles Manders (The Man in the Iron Mask). A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans of Bela Lugosi, this definitive Blu-ray release contains new audio commentaries by film historians, special features and more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com.
THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE Blu-ray
1080p High-Definition (1.33:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/English Subtitles/1943/B&W/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 70 Minutes
Just when you thought Bad Boys For Life would never get off the ground, Smith has officially announced that the long-awaited third film in the Bad Boys series has finally started filming. Even better is the fact that he and Martin Lawrence met up over the weekend, and prepared for the occasion in the best way possible: by rewatching Bad Boys and Bad Boys II.
With directors Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallah taking up the mantle from the various talents that previously vacated the director's chair, Bad Boys For Life, or rather, Bad Boys For Lif3 as the recently spotted script spells it, is finally taking off into principal photography. And it feels like it couldn't have happened a moment too soon.
Bad Boys For Lif3 is slated for theaters on January 17, 2020.
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In a new interview with Collider, Steven Knight, who is promoting his upcoming film “Serenity,” discussed the idea of an “Eastern Promises” sequel. And surprisingly, it’s not even a strong possibility, but the sequel will probably begin production sometime in 2019.
“It is like fishing, where you leave it out there,” says Knight. “And it’s been out there for a while. It went through permutations in the sense of, how do you follow Viggo? We’ve been through that and we’ve moved on and now we’re in a position where I will say ‘watch this space,’ we’re close to getting into production.”
However, there are probably going to be a couple major changes to the sequel that will set it apart from “Eastern Promises.” Although there’s a director that is attached, Knight doesn’t go into details, but it would appear that the Cronenberg won’t return. In addition, the sequel will not include Mortensen, but the production is currently looking for a major actor to take the lead.
“[The script] changed a bit,” the writer said. “It changed quite recently as a result of events in the world. The topicality of the Russia thing. I’ve adapted it to reflect recent events.”
No word on a release date for the “Eastern Promises” sequel, although a 2019 start date would allude to a 2020 release. As Knight says, stay tuned.
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Weeks after director Shawn Levy formally left to direct Free Guy for Fox, Sony is bringing on board Dan Trachtenberg to sit in the captain's chair.
Tom Holland remains on board to star in the adaptation of the video game that is being produced by Atlas Entertainment and Arad Productions.
The studio is hoping this will be the last wrinkle in the plans before a hoped-for shoot later this year, but the project has come close to shooting previously before flitting out. Before Levy, Seth Gordon, David O. Russell and Neil Burger were attached at various points as Sony has tried to mount something since at least 2008. Mark Wahlberg was going to star in the Russell iteration. Development hell and creative differences were to blame for most exits.
The script will not follow the plot of the Naughty Dog game but will be a prequel that follows protagonist Nathan Drake, a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, as a young treasure hunter learning the tricks of the thieving trade from his would-be mentor, Sully. The latest script comes from Joe Carnahan.
Trachtenberg was a J.J. Abrams protege who made his debut with 10 Cloverfield Lane, the well-received contained thriller that starred John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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