Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BEHOLD....THE KING OF ATLANTIS...........


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 From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. 

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry. 

Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers. 

Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”). 

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Safran Company Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.” The film is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
 
          

EISNER AWARD WINNING WRITER AND ARTIST SUMMON "EXORSISTERS"


EISNER AWARD-WINNING WRITER IAN BOOTHBY AND ARTIST GISELE LAGACE SUMMON EXORSISTERS
  JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN
 Eisner Award-winning writer Ian Boothby (The Simpsons, MAD Magazine) teams up with artist Gisele Lagace (Ménage à 3, Archie Meets Ramones, Jem & the Holograms, Betty Boop) for an all-new ongoing series—EXORSISTERS—launching from Image Comics this October.

“As a kid, I loved Scooby-Doo. That love for mysteries mixed with the supernatural then got me into shows like Buffy and Supernatural as an adult. If you liked those shows, you'll love ExorSisters,” said Lagace. “It's a universe full of fun and intriguing characters with many stories to tell.”

Did you sign a deal with the Devil? Has your fiancé been dragged to Hell? Then Kate and Cate Harrow should be the first ones you call for timely soul retrieval at a reasonable rate! But why are these identical twins so different? Is there a darker secret? Readers will find out when they pick up EXORSISTERS this fall.

Boothby added: “Gisele draws both the real and surreal so well I wanted to work with her on a story that mixed the two. Cate and Kate Harrow fight against outer and inner demons because when it comes to actual Hell on Earth that can often be family.”

EXORSISTERS #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, October 17th
  • EXORSISTERS #1 by Lagace - Diamond Code AUG180029
  • EXORSISTERS #1 by Guerra - Diamond Code AUG180030
  • EXORSISTERS #1 by Kari (Limited) - Diamond Code AUG180031
  • EXORSISTERS #1 by Lafuente (Limited) - Diamond Code AUG180032
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JEREMY RENNER JOINS JAMIE FOXX IN NEW "SPAWN" FILM CAST LINEUP


JEREMY RENNER JOINS JAMIE FOXX IN NEW SPAWN FILM CAST LINEUP
 In an exclusive scoop, Deadline broke the news that Academy Award nominated Jeremy Renner will join Jamie Foxx in the cast lineup for Todd McFarlane’s forthcoming Blumhouse film adaptation of SPAWN.

Renner has now been tapped to play the role of Detective "Twitch" Williams, who will be at the center of the Spawn movie story. Renner is perhaps best known for his phenomenal performances in such films as Hurt Locker, Arrival, The Town, and Wind River.

“With the ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Spawn Movie—Jason Blum (producer), Blumhouse Productions, Jamie Foxx (Spawn), and NOW Jeremy Renner—it is MORE than I'd EVER hoped for when first visualizing this movie years ago,” said Todd McFarlane, Spawn film director. “As a first-time feature film director, I’m humbled by the level of talented people putting their trust into my film project.”

This newest adaptation—a gritty, R-rated reimagining—marks Image President, co-founder and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane, an Emmy/Grammy-winning producer/director is also on board as screenwriter and co-producer with Blumhouse Productions.

SPAWN sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies at the time it was released and is one of the world’s bestselling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries and in 15 different languages.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a New Line Cinema feature film that grossed more than $100 million. McFarlane went on to direct and produce award-winning and critically acclaimed projects for top movie studios and record labels.

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Artwork compliments of Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. 2018.
Artwork compliments of Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. 2018.
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THEIR REIGN BEGINS


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Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. 

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, Ziyi Zhang, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Thomas Middleditch and Ken Wantanabe
           

MVD IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TWO NEW LABELS FOR COLLECTORS


MVD is proud to announce two new labels for collectors... 
MVD MARQUEE COLLECTION and MVD CLASSICS
Like the recently launched MVD Rewind Collection, these two new brands have their own distinct "personality" (the "Rewind" brand focuses on titles from the "video store era" and loads them with bonus content and more), but these two new labels offer something a little different... a little simpler and (in most cases) a little less expensive.
MVD MARQUEE COLLECTION will feature a mixture of major and independent studio product for Blu-ray and DVD. Titles in "Marquee" might be a little too new to be considered "cult" but old enough to be "catalog". Some of these are titles that will be new to Blu-ray and some will be re-releases of titles that have gone out of print and we're bringing back.
   
      
MVD MARQUEE COLLECTION





title
UPC
stock#
street date
prebook 
SRP
Walking Tall (2004) (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
760137131380
MVD1313BR
8/14/18
07/10/18
$29.95
Crazy Six [Blu-ray]
760137077282
MVD0772BR
8/28/18
07/24/18
$24.95
Blast [Blu-ray]
760137076988
MVD0769BR
8/28/18
07/24/18
$24.95
760137131489
MVD1314BR
8/28/18
07/24/18
$24.95
Barbershop (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
760137136286
MVD1362BR
9/11/18
08/07/18
$29.95
Barbershop 2: Back In Business (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
760137136484
MVD1364BR 
9/11/18
08/07/18
$29.95
Beauty Shop [Blu-ray]
760137136583
MVD1365BR 
9/11/18
08/07/18
$29.95
Out Of Time (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
760137150183
MVD1501BR
10/9/18
09/04/18
$29.95
760137150282
MVD1502BR
10/9/18
09/04/18
$24.95
Windtalkers (2-Disc Ultimate Edition: Theatrical Cut + Director's Cut) [Blu-ray] 
760137150084
MVD1500BR
10/23/18
09/18/18
$39.95
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]760137162384MVD1623BR11/13/2018 10/09/18$29.95
Memories Of Me [Blu-ray]760137163183MVD1631BR11/27/2018 10/23/18$24.95

and more to come...


 
MVD CLASSICS will be titles that kinda fall in between the MVD Rewind Collection and the MVD Marquee Collection. They might be a little too "obscure" for those labels and some releases might be DVD only (if it's a title that doesn't exist in HD or was shot in SD). We wanted to create a "brand" or "home" for the films we acquire and consider to be "other" titles and "MVD Classics" fit the bill.
 
MVD CLASSICS





title
UPC
stock#
street date
 prebook 
SRP
760137029281
MVD0292BR
9/11/18
08/07/18
$24.95
760137029380
MVD0293BR
9/11/18
08/07/18
$24.95
Label curator Eric D. Wilkinson explains the differences between each line and what they hope to accomplish...
Pricing: One of our goals here with these two new labels is to keep the prices down. In order to do that it means using existing transfers and all previously available bonus material. For both "Marquee" and "Classics", some of these titles may have been released on DVD in the past with bonus material and then released later on a movie-only Blu-ray and the studio didn't include the previously available bonus material. We aim to correct that by marrying the previously available bonus material with our Blu-rays so you can finally get rid of those old DVDs. In some cases there won't be any bonus material. Shooting interviews and documentaries drive the costs up and our goal here is to bring you the movies and make them as affordable as possible. But if there was bonus features available in the past, we'll do our best to include them here, all on the same disc.

Transfers: With these new labels / brands we're going to use what's given to us because it's about keeping the costs down and passing those savings on to consumers. In many cases some of these titles will have been previously released on Blu-ray early on with a half decent transfer BUT using the MPEG-2 codec. If we are provided the same transfer / master as before we'll be using the H.264/AVC codec and in many cases a BD-50 to give the transfer as much breathing room as possible. IF we do a new transfer we'll let you know. It might affect the price a little, but we'll make sure you are aware!

Slipcovers: Like the MVD Rewind Collection THE FIRST PRESSINGS FROM "MARQUEE" AND "CLASSICS" WILL ONLY HAVE SLIPCOVERS. After that sells out, no more slips. If consumers collect slips, my recommendation is to pre-order. Anything past street date is not guaranteed to have a slip.

Neither "Marquee" or "Classics" will be numbered.

"CROWDED" PICKED UP FOR A MOVIE ADAPTATION



CROWDED PICKED UP FOR A MOVIE ADAPTATION
 Even before hitting shelves this August, the forthcoming CROWDED by Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), Ro Stein and Ted Brandt (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), Triona Farrell (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and Cardinal Rae (BINGO LOVE, ROSE) is stirring up buzz with The Hollywood Reporter dropping the news yesterday that Rebel Wilson has optioned the film rights to the series with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment.

First announced at the prestigious Image Expo in February, CROWDED explores the seedy implications of today’s technology with the gut-wrenching resonance of a Black Mirror episode. In CROWDED, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she’s suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they’ll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign’s 30 days—or their lives—are over.

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SCI-FI ACTION THRILLER "ABEYANCE" SHOOTING NOW IN PONTIAC, MICHIGAN

Sci-Fi Action Thriller’ Abeyance’

shooting now in Pontiac, Michigan

Sci-fi action thriller Abeyance is filming now in Pontiac, Michigan. The all-star ensemble cast features Scout Taylor-Compton (The Runaways, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2), Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop, Black Hawk Down, Something About Mary), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys, Boys on the Side, Body Snatchers), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, An Eye for An Eye opposite Chuck Norris, Steve McQueen: American Icon with Mel Gibson) and Yan Birch (Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs, Death House, Bless the Child).


Martial arts champion (black belts in Judo, Tae Kwon Do and Jiu Jitsu) and multi-award winning writer, director and actor Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song with Tara Reid, Into a Dark Mind with Tom Sizemore) not only writes and directs this compelling film, but he also stars in it.


In this story, we follow Corey (Damien Chinappi), a troubled and suicidal military veteran who stumbles across a kidnapping with great scientific implications and alongside his unlikely “partner in crime” a prostitute named Stephanie (Kaiti Wallen), they decide to try to help a young girl, Miranda (Angelina Danielle Cama), who got away. They enter a world far more complex, cutthroat and dangerous than they could ever imagine.


Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project, the upcoming Nation’s Fire), Shane Hagedorn (Wild Faith) and Calhoun Koenig (Moving Parts) also star. Production will begin in late June through early August in Pontiac, Michigan.


Wallen of Painted Creek Productions and his production partners Nancy Oeswein, Kaiti Wallen, Annette Cama and Nick Sarelli are excited to show their own take on the morality issues as science allows us to “Play God” and the implications of the decisions and the temptations we face when we do.