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    Photo courtesy of Sparke Films. Source: Sparke Films press releaseSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra   Filming Wraps on Luke Sparke’s PRIMITIVE WAR Australian actors Lincoln Lewis, Henry Nixon and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor join Survival Horror / War mash up. Starring Ryan Kwanten, Tricia Helfer, Jeremy Piven, Nick Wechsler Sparke Films has wrapped main filming for their new feature film, PRIMITIVE WAR. Written and directed by Luke Sparke (OCCUPATION RAINFALL, BRING HIM TO ME), the film is based on the cult-followed book by Ethan Pettus where a squad of soldiers in 1968 discover that dinosaurs have been let loose in the jungles of the Vietnam war. A recon unit known as Vulture Squad is sent to an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing Green Beret platoon. They soon discover they are not alone.

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the acclaimed Australian sci-fi thriller MONOLITH (2023) directed by Matt Vesely (OVERHEATER) and starring Lily Sullivan (EVIL DEAD RISE, I MET A GIRL). While trying to salvage her career, a disgraced journalist (Sullivan) begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story.  Following its international premiere at SXSW, MONOLITH was nominated for the New Visions Award at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, Best Direction in a Debut Feature Film at the Australian Directors Guild Awards and Best Indie Film at the Australian

    Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Yoshihiro Togashi 1990-1994 Yu Yu Hakusho/WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP (Shueisha Inc.) © 2023 Netflix, Inc. Source: Netflix press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.netflix.com/title/81243969#YuYuHakusho #YoshihiroTogashi More than three decades after Yu Yu Hakusho (幽☆遊☆白書, Yū Yū Hakusho) first captured the imagination of readers, the beloved manga gets a live-action adaptation that will debut exclusively on Netflix on December 14. Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke Urameshi. Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Yoshihiro Togashi 1990-1994 Yu Yu Hakusho/WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP (Shueisha Inc.) © 2023 Netflix, Inc. The original manga by the legendary Yoshihiro Togashi made waves when it was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump for four years from 1990. The series breathes new life into the story, and fans old and new can expect to encounter their favorite characters in ways that have never been seen before. The story revolves around Yusuke Urameshi,

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat It’s almost October, which means it’s time for the October Previews catalog to unleash its pre-order goodness on an unsuspecting public! This month, there are a variety of items from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD, including more AEW Minimates, a new Indiana Jones statue, their first Rebel Moon action figures, a new Matrix diorama, new Pacific Rim action figures, and the usual goodies from Marvel and Star Wars! Read Diamond Select's report for details on the complete line-up of pre-orders, then find a store at comicshoplocator.com or order at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com! PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Special Ops (Series 3) Deluxe Action Figure Set A Diamond Select Toys release! Un-cancel the apocalypse! The Jaegers and Kaiju of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, are back,

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat Originally released this past summer as a San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive, the PACIFIC RIM 10th Aniversary Deluxe Action Figure Legacy Box Set from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD is now available from stores across North America! Read on for details, then find a store near you at www.comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com. PACIFIC RIM 10th Aniversary Deluxe Action Figure Legacy Box Set A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to the PACIFIC RIM with this all-new box set celebrating the film's 10th anniversary! Featuring a battle-damaged version of the original Gipsy Danger, and a "Shakedown Test Colors" version of Gipsy Avenger, this action figure two-pack

    Source: SRS Cinema LLCSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra Image courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©SRS Cinema Ron Bonk, owner of the indie production & distribution company SRS Cinema (now known as a top distributor for Asian monster cinema) is working with director Brett Kelly (RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK, OUIJA SHARK, SHE-REX and much more) on their first kaiju collaboration, KAIJU GLAM METAL SHARK ATTACK. Bonk promises an exciting, fun and action packed movie, stating "Yes, we have giant monsters, we have a giant monster shark, and this giant monster shark shreds!!!"   To help with production and publicity, Bonk has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Depending on their donation, fans can be listed in the credits for a "special thanks" up to top billing as an executive producer. They can also take advantage of some campaign specific perks, such as “Be a scared citizen”,

    Photo courtesy of Small Town Monsters and Justin Cook PR. © 2023 Small Town Monsters Source: Small Town Monsters press releaseSpecial Thanks to Justin Cook Photo courtesy of Small Town Monsters and Justin Cook PR. © 2023 Small Town Monsters This summer, Small Town Monsters lifts the veil on Alaska’s long and dark history of Sasquatch lore with their latest investigative documentary ON THE TRAIL OF BIGFOOT: LAND OF THE MISSING. On August 22nd, director Seth Breedlove, along with a team of experts and adventurers, invites audiences to explore the last frontier through a darker lens than ever before. ON THE TRAIL OF BIGFOOT: LAND OF THE MISSING is the follow up to this year's LAST FRONTIER, picking up on threads established in that film and carries them into a terrifying and bizarre conclusion to Breedlove and Small Town Monsters' work in Alaska. Amongst

    Win a set of three PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING - Deluxe Jaeger Action Figures from Diamond Select Toys! Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © 2018 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a set of three Deluxe Select Action Figures from the mechs-vs.-kaiju movie PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING! Series 1 depicts the film's Jaeger robots Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena and Bracer Phoenix, each measure between 6.75" and 8.75" tall, and feature approximately 16 points of articulation, plus interchangeable parts! Each Jaeger is packaged in full-color window box, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks, these figures have a retail price of $29.99 each. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There is one (1) prize, consisting of the PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING -

    Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2023 WARNER BROS. ENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Source: Warner Bros. PicturesOfficial Site: https://www.themeg.movie/ SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and photos from a new movie.   Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2023 WARNER BROS. ENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush this summer in “Meg 2: The Trench,” a literally larger-than-life thrill ride that supersizes the 2018 blockbuster and takes the action to higher heights and even greater depths with multiple massive Megs and so much more! Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the edge-of-your-seat horror-thriller DAY ZERO. A former elite soldier is released from jail only to discover that the outside world has been taken over by a dangerous virus. Chased by hordes of the undead, he fights tooth and nail in a desperate attempt to reach his estranged family. An official selection at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in 2022, DAY ZERO stars recently retired MMA fighter Brandon Vera (BUYBUST), Pepe Herrera (THE KILLER BRIDE), MJ Lastimosa (DAMASO), Joey Marquez (ON THE JOB 2: THE MISSING 8), and Ricci Rivero (RABID, HAPPY TIMES). Synopsis:        After serving eight incident-free years in prison, a

    Photo courtesy of MVD. TM & © DC Comics Source: MVD Entertainment press release Special Thanks to Derek Stubinski 4K ULTRA HD edition. Photo courtesy of MVD. TM & © DC Comics MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SWAMP THING, LICENSED FROM MGM, FOR RE-RELEASE IN NORTH AMERICA ON BOTH 4K ULTRA HD AND BLU-RAY FORMATS ON JULY 25, 2023    THE RELEASE INCLUDES BOTH THE ORIGINAL PG-RATED THEATRICAL CUT, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTH AMERICA, THE UNRATED INTERNATIONAL CUT      Swamp Thing is an American superhero horror film written and directed by Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream), based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. It tells the story of a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise, Robocop) and a government agent, Alice Cable

    Photo courtesy of Fantasia. © Fantasia Source: Fantasia International Film Festival press releaseSpecial Thanks to Jacob Klemmer The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 27th edition with a large and varied program of screenings, workshops, and launch events running from July 20 through August 9, 2023, taking place at the Concordia Hall Cinema, with additional screens at the Cinémathèque Québécoise and Cinéma du Musée. The festival’s complete lineup will be announced in early July. In the meantime, Fantasia is proud to reveal a selected wave of titles, along with a very special event.    BRIGHT SPOTLIGHTS ON SOUTH KOREAN CINEMA ILLUMINATE FANTASIA’s 27th EDITION   Photo courtesy of Fantasia. © Fantasia Since the selection of Kang Je-gyu’s GINGKO BED at Fantasia’s 1998 edition, the festival has become one of the premiere destinations for South Korean cinema. Over the years, Fantasia’s

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2023 Anacott (Beach) Ltd. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2023 Anacott (Beach) Ltd. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the terrifying New Zealand creature feature THE TANK.  Director Scott Walker (THE FROZEN GROUND) “delivers the scares in [a] good old fashioned horror film” (Irish Film Critic)  that stars Luciane Buchanan (THE NIGHT AGENT, THE NEW LEGENDS OF MONKEY, FILTHY RICH), Matthew Whelan (NARCOS, AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY), Zara Nausbaum (THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2: FIRE OF FAITH) and newcomer Regina Hegemann as the creature. Bonus content includes the behind-the-scenes featurettes “A Look into THE TANK” and “Making the Creature.” Synopsis:        After unexpectedly inheriting a mysteriously abandoned coastal property, Ben packs up

    Photo courtesy of Small Town Monsters and Justin Cook PR. © 2023 Small Town Monsters Source: Small Town Monsters press releaseSpecial Thanks to Justin Cook Photo courtesy of Small Town Monsters and Justin Cook PR. © 2023 Small Town Monsters Small Town Monsters is back on the case, investigating a history of reported werewolf sightings in Texas. Inspired by the book of the same name by Aaron Deese, former Editor in Chief of Paranormality Magazine, THE DOGMAN TRIANGLE documentary goes deeper into witness accounts and expert research on lycanthropes in the Lone Star State. THE DOGMAN TRIANGLE debuts on major streaming platforms on June 27th, from 1091 Pictures, including iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu and FandangoNOW. Director Seth Breedlove brings the information related in Deese’s recently-published book to light for a larger audience in the form of this new documentary from indie-powerhouse, Small Town Monsters.

    Source: Wild Eye Releasing press releaseSpecial Thanks to Alicia Diaz   Photo courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing. © Wild Eye ReleasingDirected by legendary cult filmmaker Mark Polonia (SHARKENSTEIN, SHARKULA, JURASSIC SHARK 2: AQUAPOCALYPSE) and written by B-movie legend Bret McCormick, Wild Eye Releasing heads back to the deep this summer with the newest entry in the long running, cult hit shark series JURASSIC SHARK 3 : SEAVENGE. The unstoppable Megalodon is back, stalking the inhabitants of a stranded boat off the coast of a small fishing community. A reporter, her cameraman and some thieves must work together to finally put an end to this legendary man-eater, but that won't be easy as this aquatic serial killer has emerged to exact it's own brand of revenge on them. The digital and DVD, which includes an audio commentary, scene selection, and trailers, hits June 13.

      © 2018 Youku Information Technology (Beijing) Company Source: ITN Distribution, Inc.Special Thanks to Avery Guerra   The independent film company ITN Distribution has released the Chinese giant monster movie SNOW MONSTER VS. ICE SHARK (大雪怪, Dàxuě guài, 2019) on DVD in North America. Directed by Huang He (UNDERGROUND MONSTER) and starring Juncheng Wu (UNKNOWN CONTROL), Yongxian Zhang (RESTART THE EARTH) and Tang Xin (LAND SHARK), the film follows representatives of a genetic research corporation who are attacked by giant creatures while on an expedition to an unknown area on the edge of the Arctic. © 2018 Youku Information Technology (Beijing) Company SNOW MONSTER VS. ICE SHARK is now available from Amazon and other major retailers (Walmart, Best Buy, etc) nationwide. The movie is presented in English and 2.35:1 widescreen, has a runtime of 82 minutes and a SRP of $15.99 .

      © Willa Film, LLC. Source: Willa Film, LLC. press releaseSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra   CRABS!, the award-winning indie creature feature is now available to pre-order in the USA on iTunes and Apple TV. CRABS! took an astonishing eight years to make and is the labor of love of first time writer/director Pierce M. Berolzheimer. © Willa Film, LLC. CRABS! will be available to watch on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Prime on November 15th, 2022. A feature packed Director’s Edition Blu-Ray will be released a week later on November 22nd which will include three feature length commentaries (including a very special one from actor Chase Padgett in character as Radu!), behind the scenes featurettes, blooper reels, deleted scenes, storyboard animatics, and the official soundtrack. Pre-Order CRABS! here today! https://apple.co/3A1btHF CRABS! has been described as “a film lover's dream”

      Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2022 All Rights Reserved Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications  Special Thanks to Leif Helland Well Go USA is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win THEY CRAWL BENEATH, the the practical effects-driven Sci-Fi creature feature  reminiscent of the fun horror films of the 1950s. Directed by Dale Fabrigar (D-RAILED, LONELY BOY), the nail-biting thriller stars Michael Pare (THE LINCOLN LAWYER), Joseph Almani (LAW OF ATTRACTION), Arthur Roberts (NOT OF THIS EARTH), Merrick McCartha (TWISTED TWIN), Karlee Eldridge (HOUSE OF BODIES), Elena Sahagun (TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION) and Natalia Bilbao (NO MAN’S LAW). Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2022 All Rights Reserved THEY CRAWL BENEATH had its world premiere at the Texas Frightmare Festival and will also be screening at the Horror Hotel Film Fest and the Halloween Horror Picture Show.  

    Source: Uncork’d Entertainment press release Uncork’d Entertainment will release Paul W.F Franklin’s furiously-fun creature feature CROC! The film, starring Mark Haldor, Sian Altman, and Chrissie Wunna, tells of a group of killer crocodiles that crash a wedding! Lisa and her family unite at a wedding venue, excited for the big day. However, unknown to the family, a nest of hungry crocodiles has been living in the nearby lake. As the crocodiles crash the wedding in a blood thirsty massacre, the remaining family members must survive the night against these Jurassic beasts. "CROC! Is another highly entertaining horror film from the Jagged Edge production team.” said Keith Leopard, President Uncork’d Entertainment. "Like Jagged Edge’s recent KINGDOM OF THE DINOSAURS, which we released in September, it’s absolutely super fun!”. Producers Scott Jeffrey of Jagged Edge Productions negotiated the deal on behalf of the film team

    The heroism, tragedy, and insanity of the war hits readers in a poignant collection of nine stories by Ukrainian creators; Proceeds to benefit Razom for Ukraine Source: TOKYOPOP press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.tokyopop.com/ukraine Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab) Photo courtesy of MediaLab. Publisher TOKYOPOP calls attention to the horrific war in Ukraine with the release of PEREMOHA: VICTORY FOR UKRAINE, a new full-color graphic novel anthology by Ukrainian creators that debuts digitally on August 24th, Ukrainian Independence Day, with a print release on September 27th 2022. The war comes to readers (for ages 12+) in nine stories that humanize the conflict in Ukraine in a unique and emotionally lasting way with a focus on the heroism of the Ukrainian people and military in the face of overwhelming forces. Witness the struggles of brave defenders in cities like Kiev, Mariupol, Kherson, and Snake

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