From a lost age…horror crawls from the depths of the earth! Scream Factory proudly presents The Mole People on Blu-ray for the first time in North America on February 26th, 2019. Scream Factory’s release presents the film in two aspect ratios (1.85:1 and 2.00:1) and comes complete with special features including new featurette, new audio commentary with Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter and the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of “The Mole People.”
John Agar (Attack of the Puppet People), Hugh Beaumont (Leave It to Beaver) and Nestor Paiva (Creature from The Black Lagoon) star as three archaeologists who discover the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.
The party of archeologists come upon an unusual race of albino beings who shun all forms of light and have mutant mole men as their slaves. Because of their “magical cylinders of fire” (what we know as flashlights), these archaeologists are treated like gods – until they try to liberate the mole people. Can the archaeologists escape this hallowed mountain in Asia … or will they be destroyed in a strange underground world?
· The film presented in two aspect ratios – 1.85:1 and 2.00:1
· NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
· NEW Of Mushrooms and Madmen: The Making of THE MOLE PEOPLE
· Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode “The Mole People” (2/15/97) in standard definition
· Still Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards
· Theatrical Trailer
Blumhouse may not have a specific franchise on deck for a reboot (at least that we know about), the studio certainly has one they'd love to get their hands on. Producer Ryan Turek took some time to chat with ComicBook.com about the Halloween's Blu-ray release (which is available in stores now), and he revealed that both he and Jason Blum are dying to get their shot at Friday the 13th.
"Without question, at the top of my list would be Friday the 13th," Turek said. "Friday the 13th would be the franchise that I would love to work on next. Jason Blum shares that same passion. That is something that is unfortunately complicated. I mean, there's all sorts of stuff going on not [just] with the video game, but legal stuff. But, if it came our way, I mean I would be on cloud nine. It would be absolutely incredible to do. I feel a little bit smoother, because, I think there are only a few promises you'd need to make when it comes to Friday the 13th. That's, you know, you gotta deliver on a summer camp. You gotta deliver on counselors. You gotta deliver on Jason Voorhees."
As Turek said, the rights surrounding Friday the 13thare complicated, to say the least. However, if Blumhouse were to figure out the logistics, Turek believes the studio could do right by the franchise
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Fight for legacy, destiny and family when “Creed II” arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM), Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, “Creed II” stars Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed”) and Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, the “Rambo” movies), reprising their roles as Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa. Also returning are Tessa Thompson (“Thor: Ragnarok”), Phylicia Rashad (“Steel Magnolias”), Wood Harris (“Remember the Titans”), Andre Ward, Florian Munteanu (“Bogat”), Russell Hornsby (“The Hate U Give”) and Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” movies), returning to the franchise as Ivan Drago.
Steven Caple Jr. directed “Creed II” from an original screenplay co-written by Juel Taylor and Stallone, story by Sascha Penn and Cheo Hodari Coker, based on characters created by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton, and Stallone. Ryan Coogler, Jordan and Guy Riedel served as executive producers.
"Creed II" will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Creed II” 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.
Fans can also own “Creed II” via purchase from digital retailers in 4K Ultra HD featuring Dolby Vision TM HDR, high definition, and standard definition beginning February 12 from MGM. On March 5, “Creed II” will be available On Demand.
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. “Creed II” is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Creed II” 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs contain the following special features:
· From Father to Son, Blood Runs Hot
· Finding the Authentic
· The Women of “Creed II”
· The Rocky Legacy
· Deleted Scenes
“Creed II” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
· The Rocky Legacy
When Lighthouse keeper Thomas Curry rescues Atlanna, the princess of the underwater nation of Atlantis, during a storm. They eventually fall in love and have a son named Arthur, who is born with the power to communicate with marine lifeforms. Atlanna is forced to abandon her family and return to Atlantis, entrusting to her loyal advisor Nuidis Vulko the mission of training Arthur. Under Vulko's guidance, Arthur becomes a skilled warrior but rejects Atlantis upon learning that Atlanna was executed for having a half-breed son, before eventually returning to reclaim his throne.
Aquaman was my favorite character in the Justice League film, but his stand alone film left a lot to be desired. Nothing against Jason Mamoa he did a great job the film just dragged on a bit for my taste. But this is not a movie review, its a statue review, and this one looks great. I personally like the new look. The classic outfit from the comics mixed with Jason's look as opposed to the short blond hair drawing we had all those years. This combination looks great.
Let's start at the top. He doesn't have blond hair anymore, Jason Momoa has long brown hair. As you can see this statue is a dead ringer for him. The hair looks great because of the painting at etchings throughout. It has a look of not only being wet from swimming in the sea but also a blowing in the wind look as if he just emerged from the water and and a heavy wind is blowing at him. I also love the attention to detail when it comes to the weird eyebrows. Thick like an old dictator from the 70s and curved like an angry demon they add to the general tough guy tone that is painted in the eyes. The snear in the mouth is just right as is the shadow style beard. This is like looking at a picture of Momoa come to life it's so detailed.
The body is exactly how the new yet old school costume looks. This picture can't begin to show just how much work went into this. The costume is like a spandex armor chain thing and this hits it outta the park. They line is etched in and painted to form an exact replica. You can see not only every little detail but the detail of the muscles under the costume as well. You can see all the shading gives this a battle worn fresh out of water look. Everything looks movie accurate. From the fins on the wrist of the gloves to the wrapping on the boots. I also like how bright it is. The gold with the shading is brilliant.
The back shot shows off more of how great this outfit looks. You can see how parts of the boots are brighter than others, almost neon in a way. The yellow belt style armor is great. All the detail and etching is there. Also notice the yellow elbow pads on the gold outfit. And just like in the front I cannot stress enough just how much went into this design. Look at all the etching in that outfit. Each little circle is sculpted in. Not only that but you can make out the muscles that are underneath the outfit.
I also like the design of the hair. You can see the blond highlights at the end, but the way it flows and curls around makes it look not only wet like hes fresh out of the water, but as if its blowing in the wind. The attention to detail in this is impeccable.
Now for a really cool part. The base. Standing on a piece of stone statue that has been destroyed by Black Manta (I remember it from the movie). It's simple yet complex at the same time. As you can see its all stone design painted a combination of bright and dark grey. Everything is crumbling around so there are cracks and debris around everything. The cracks are all painted with a black and grey and scratched in. The is a broken statue behind Aquaman on the base that you can see in this pic has a part of the name broken off. The broken piece even has rumblings and different shades of black and grey throughout it making it look extra cool
Even if you don't care for the DC Universe film's this is a piece to add to your collection. I cannot stress how well this looks and how the base just complements and completes everything. Diamond Select Toys has there statues down to a sweet science and every collector and parent who's kids love superheroes should be picking these up. Aquaman is a definite beauty and belongs in your collection. Go buy this today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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In space, No one can hear you scream from getting a paper cut! That's because everyone up there has the alien Xenomorph letter opener, a resin Warrior alien head (from aliens) with a removable tongue, which holds the blade of the letter opener. Open all of your official Weyland-Yutani communications with this horrifically stylish office essential! Packaged in a full-color box. Hand-sculpted by Eli Livingston
Wow, that about all I can say. This letter opener, crafter after not only the Xenomorphs head but the tongue that ops out of the mouth is one of the coolest things I have in my kitchen. Now although the Aliens movie series is very much hit, and mostly miss for me I love the design of the Alien. Created bySwiss surrealist and artist H. R. Giger, originating in a lithograph titled Necronom IV and refined for the series' first film, Alien. The practical effects for the Alien's head were designed and constructed by Italianspecial effects designer Carlo Rambaldi. This is probably the most iconic science fiction creature in movie history. And rightfully so. And the fact that Diamond Select was able to duplicate it so perfectly is amazing
I apologize in advance if I sound a little “off” going over this, as the design of the alien is so abstract it’s almost difficult to describe. Let’s take a look at the head. The dome, or top of the head is smooth as can be. Now where the lips would be you can see the etching and sculpting that actually lift the mouth up so to speak to give it the look as if the mouth is opening. The teeth are a perfect match. A color of black and dull silver there pointed and crafter identically to the Alien, and as you really can’t see this creatures eyes they look extra ominous. And of course there is the face biting tongue sticking out of the mouth, but more on that later
Looking here at the side you can actually see the symbolic design has been perfectly replicated. Believe it or not I don’t know how to describe this well enough to do it justice but I will try. The Alien to me has always had a mechanical almost steam punk design to it. As this is a perfect replica you can really see those elements here. H. R. Giger was best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold biomechanical relationship and that is evident in this design. From the ridged spine to the coils and wires that look to be sticking from the sides this is just amazing to look at.
Now I said I would go back to the tongue and here it is. The tongue slides out of the mouth to become a letter opener. A very large letter opener almost like a knife. Don’t worry though, its sharp, but rounded a bit at the tip so you don’t stab yourself the handle is the opening of the little mouth with the teeth fully sculpted in. Moving down is the spine of the tongue which is sculpted and etched to give it the movie quality look. The one added thing I find really neat is the little face hugger that’s sculpted right before the blade starts. It looks perfect and really is a nice added touch. It really adds to the piece itself, especially with the little detail of the tail crawling down the blade.
So there you have it, the Alien Letter Opener. Is it worth picking up? Hell yes! I mean I don’t use mine to open mail, I keep it in my kitchen by my mail, but I just display it. I suppose I could open mail with it, but my wife pays the bills so I don’t actually open any mail unless it’s a package for me. If you’re a fan of the franchise, or just love the design of the Alien itself you should definitely pick this up fast before they are all gone. It’s a great piece to have for your collection
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars
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The Ghostbusters series has been an iconic franchise for decades, with Jason Reitman now confirmed to direct and co-write alongside Gil Kenan an all-new sequel set within the universe of the original films. Entertainment Weekly revealed the news, though there's no word on whether any of the series' original stars will return to the series. Reitman's father Ivan directed the original films.
“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a six-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Reitman shared. “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”
He added, “This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet."
The film is set for a Summer 2020 release.
The original Ghostbusters debuted in 1984 and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. The film was a smash success, earning itself a sequel in 1989 while also inspiring an animated series.
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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.