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    Photo courtesy of Arrow Video. ©Sony Pictures Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group press release Special Thanks to Clint Weiler Zombies! Werewolves! Atomic Mutation! Intergalactic Avians! Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the Limited Edition Blu-ray set COLD WAR CREATURES: FOUR FILMS FROM SAM KATZMAN, a quartet of classic terrors to take you back to the golden age of B-Movie Monsters! Photo courtesy of Arrow Video. ©Sony Pictures A mob boss hires an ex-Nazi scientist to reanimate his dead thugs in CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955). An auto-accident survivor is used as an experimental subject to create a vaccine for nuclear fall-out with hair-raising side-effects in THE WEREWOLF (1956). Treasure hunters get more than they bargained for in the search for a cargo of diamonds that went down with a sunken ship when

    Source: Crunchyroll press release Special Thanks to Bianca Doria   Photo courtesy of Crunchyroll. ©2021 Imago Productions LLC Crunchyroll and Adult Swim revealed more about the highly-anticipated animated series from Alcon Entertainment, BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS, including new key art and the series’ opening today at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. The series, premiering later this year, follows a young woman as she seeks to exact revenge on those who have wronged her, to understand her own identity, and to uncover the mysteries of her past. During the panel, “The Making of BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS,” Crunchyroll’s head of development Sarah Victor spoke with directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama about their process for creating the series and how it fits into the legendary Blade Runner universe. Aramaki and Kamiyama also spoke at length about themes within this new series and how they worked

    Source: MVD Entertainment Group Special Thanks to Clint Weiler Photo courtesy of MVD. MVD Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of THE DARK (1979), a chilling tale of alien terror f rom director John "Bud" Cardos (KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS, MUTANT). A writer (William Devane, ROLLING THUNDER) takes a personal interest in a series of baffling, shocking murders in Los Angeles ... and evidence suggests the suspect may not be human. Every night "The Mangler" stalks the streets, attacking and mutilating random victims. On the creature's trail is TV reporter Zoe Owens (Cathy Lee Crosby, COACH) and police detective Dave Mooney (Richard Jaeckel, THE DIRTY DOZEN), but the truth behind the murders is far more strange and horrifying than they could ever imagine in this cult classic featuring Keenan Wynn (DR. STRANGELOVE), Casey Kasem (radio legend and "American

    Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group Special Thanks to Clint Weiler Photo courtesy of MVD. VCI and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray of CHARIOTS OF THE GODS: 50th Anniversary, presenting the iconic documentaryin a new 2K restoration from the original 35mm negative. Based on Erich Von Daniken's book purporting to prove that throughout history aliens have visited earth. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included CHARIOTS OF THE GODS in their list of the Top 100 Documentary Films of All Time. "Fifty million stars in our galaxy have the potential of supporting life forms capable of traveling to other planets," says world-renowned authority Erich von Daniken, whose film version of his best- selling book, Chariots Of The Gods, gives stunning visual proof that some form of life from outer space landed on Earth

    Lee Won-tae’s THE DEVIL’S DEAL, Paul Andrew Williams’ BULL, Vincent Grashaw’s WHAT JOSIAH SAW, Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji’s THE DEER KING, Rob Jabbaz’s THE SADNESS, and Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury’s THE DEEP HOUSE are among the wealth of final titles announced  Source: Fantasia press release Special Thanks to Kaila Hier, Pierre Corbeil and Andre Dubois The Fantasia International Film Festival announces a massive new assortment of feature films for its 25th edition, along with details on scheduled panels, talks, tributes, special events, and our esteemed juries. On top of our impressive virtual slate of films, all geo-locked to Canada, and in addition to our globally accessible streamed events, the upcoming festival will also feature a limited number of in-person screenings in Montreal.  Fantasia begins August 5th with the World Premiere of Quebec zombie feature BRAIN FREEZE— following the August 4th special event screening

    From Legendary Television & Inspired By Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND and Square Enix’s Iconic Video Game Franchise Source: Netflix press release, Legendary Special Thanks to Sarah Jarvis Netflix and Legendary Television announce two new anime series, the first based on Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND and the second on Square Enix’s Tomb Raider global franchise. Netflix and Legendary Television are also currently in production on the previously announced anime series PACIFIC RIM: THE BLACK. SKULL ISLAND

    Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Japan Official Site: projectprometheus.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from a new movie. Sir Ridley Scott, the renowned filmmaker who reinvented the science fiction film genre, offers his signature brand of action, thrills, scares, and much, much more, when Prometheus is unleashed in theaters worldwide this June. With Prometheus, Scott has created an original mythology that tips its hat to elements of the original Alien. In the story a team of explorers discovers a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey aboard the spaceship Prometheus to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Although he has not helmed a science fiction picture in three decades (1982’s Blade Runner)

    Source: Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Japan Official Site: theamazingspiderman.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. INTRODUCTION One of the world’s most beloved characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb. Screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves. Story by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will

    Opens July 22nd Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Japan Official Site: abelincolnvampirehunter.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of our 16th president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of “Wanted”) bring a fresh voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history`s greatest hunter of the undead. Abraham Lincoln. Vampire Hunter. The very words evoke a juxtaposition that is unexpected, if not downright bizarre. Yet it’s an idea to which the filmmakers have fully committed. Their work is a portrait of the man and leader we’ve all studied and the seminal events that defined him and our nation – interwoven with the immersive, visceral action of a vampire story. At

    Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures Japan Official Site: thedarkknightrises.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. INTRODUCTION The Dark Knight Rises in theaters and IMAX Friday, July 20 Warner Bros. Pictures` and Legendary Pictures` "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan`s Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a

    Universal Celebrates 100th Anniversary with 8 Chilling Classics Digitally Restored and Released on Blu-ray for the First Time Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment press release For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters -- imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of

    Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Inc. press release Official Movie Site: disney.go.com/arrietty (US) Coming this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie in the world, MARVEL`S THE AVENGERS assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release, Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July -- “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App” (available for the first time on iPhone) -- that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release. The announcement comes as MARVEL`S THE AVENGERS crossed the incredible $600 million domestic box office threshold on June 26 -- only the third film in history to do so. It has now grossed an estimated $1.44 billion globally. Providing viewers with the ultimate

    Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures Japan Official Site: thedarkknightrises.com Today, Warner Bros. released new images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, opening in theaters and IMAX Friday, July 20th. For much more information and 44 additional images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Production Notes

    Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Distribution Rights to Popular Animated Series from Hasbro Studios Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press release Special Thanks to Scott Neumyer Los Angeles, CA and Pawtucket, RI – July 13, 2012 – Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios today announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring current animated hit series KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S and Canada. This new multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive DVD rights to these two programs produced by Hasbro Studios. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis. “We are incredibly excited and look forward to presenting these highly entertaining series on family home entertainment shelves. Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series TRANSFORMERS

    Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Official Site: thedarkknightrises.com Today, Warner Bros. released another batch of images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, opening in theaters and IMAX this Friday, July 20th. For much more information and additional images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Production Notes Warner Bros. Releases New THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Photos

    Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications Special Thanks to Tom Chen and Scott Neumyer The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon (Marvel’s THE AVENGERS) and John Cassaday (Captain America, Planetary) return for more action on home entertainment shelves this summer in ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN! Comic book pages from the third story arc of this acclaimed series by one of Marvel’s greatest collaborations between Whedon and Cassaday come alive when Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation, unleash the highly anticipated ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN on DVD August 14, 2012. This DVD invites viewers to delve deep inside the imaginative world of the Marvel Universe. A must-have for collectors and loyal fans, this deluxe DVD is featured with a graphic rich cover and a unique replica of comic book-style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. It is priced to own at $14.97. Fans and collectors can

    Double the Terror, Double the Action, Double the D`s! Source: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Brigade Marketing Official Site: piranha-3d.com Special Thanks to Nicolas Sera-Leyva The grisly horror creature feature PIRANHA 3DD will be releasing nationwide on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD this summer. Full of flesh-eating fish, hot girls, nudity, and sick, sick humor, this campy sequel to the 2010 hit swims to retail on September 4, 2012. PIRANHA 3DD incorporates the classic elements of the teen horror/exploitation movies of the 1970s, packed with ferocious flesheaters, scantily-clad young victims, and bizarre and exciting twists and turns. Whereas PIRANHA 3D took place on a lake, the 2012 sequel is set at a water park, complete with water slides and a lazy river -- the perfect places for piranha mayhem! Back for more outrageous fun, Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as the eccentric piranha expert. After

    Press Notes for New Sci-Fi Comedy Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Official Site: jointhewatch.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood -- and the world -- from total extermination. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION The only things more dangerous than the threat facing the good citizens of suburban Glenview, are the four guys who’ve come together to save them. Meet the Neighborhood Watch: civic-minded Evan (Ben Stiller), fun-loving family guy Bob (Vince Vaughn), tough-talking “wild card” Franklin (Jonah Hill) and the looking-for-love divorcé Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade). Glenview, Ohio – United States

    Opens Nationwide August 3rd Source: Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Japan Official Site: welcometorecall.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he`s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there

    3-Disc Set Featuring All 26 Adventurous Episodes and Special Bonus Content Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press releases Special Thanks to Tom Chen and Tyler Gagnon YO JOE! Fans of the popular animated series G.I. JOE: RENEGADES rejoice! On September 25, 2012, G.I. JOE: RENEGADES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray Collection debuts on home entertainment shelves from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. This highly anticipated 3-disc Blu-ray set collects all 26 adventure-filled episodes and an original behind-the-scenes look at G.I. JOE: RENEGADES bonus feature. Delivering exciting, action-packed storytelling and spectacular animation, this special Blu-ray collection is a must-have for fans and collectors of all ages and has a suggested retail price of $49.97. This Blu-ray collection is now available for preorder at Amazon.com. Also available to own on the same day is the G.I. JOE: RENEGADES Season One, Volume Two DVD set, highlighting the

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