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SFWA Announces the Winners of the 55th Annual Nebula Awards
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SFWA Announces the Winners of the 55th Annual Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America(SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce the winners of the 55th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards.

Originally scheduled to take place in Woodland Hills, California, a decision was made to create a virtual conference in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Aboard the virtual flagship zeppelin, The Nebula, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, Toastmaster Aydrea Walden presided over the award ceremony which featured a star-studded lineup of science fiction and fantasy luminaries as presenters.

Novel

A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker (Berkley)

Novella

This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga; Jo Fletcher)

Novelette

Carpe Glitter, Cat Rambo (Meerkat)

Short Story

“Give the Family My Love”, A.T. Greenblatt (Clarkesworld Magazine 2/19)

Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Good Omens: “Hard Times”, Neil Gaiman (Amazon Studios/BBC Studios)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

Riverland, Fran Wilde (Amulet)

Best Game Writing

The Outer Worlds, Leonard Boyarsky, Kate Dollarhyde, Paul Kirsch, Chris L’Etoile, Daniel McPhee, Carrie Patel, Nitai Poddar, Marc Soskin, Megan Starks (Obsidian Entertainment)

Additional awards and honors presented that evening included the SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, presented to Lois McMaster Bujold, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, presented to both John Picacio and David Gaughran, and the Kevin J. O’Donnell, Jr., Service to SFWA Award, presented to Julia Rios.

Presenters joined virtually from around the country, including Sam Weller, Sarah Pinsker, Rebecca Roanhorse, Lillian Stewart Carl, Greg Bear, George R.R. Martin, Jeffe Kennedy, LeVar Burton, Sarah Gailey, Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, and Charlie Jane Anders. Additionally, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun addressed the festivities with a message for the Nebula audience.

Loot Crate Serves up X-Men Gear
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Loot Crate Serves up X-Men Gear

Los Angeles, CA – Loot Crate’s Marvel Gear + Goods is undergoing a royal makeover with this month’s X-Men inspired colored crate celebrating the purple-clad stars of the X-Men universe. Gambit, Magneto, Psylocke, and Lockheed will be featured on items you can’t find anywhere else, including a T-shirt, tiki mug, and more.

Past color themes included the Spider-Man and Daredevil inspired Red crate as well as the Captain Marvel, Beast, and Nightcrawler Blue crate. The Black Widow, Black Panther, and Venom themed Black crate sold out fast, so be sure to get your purple-themed X-Men crate before they’re gone.

Join today and get a crate of favorite past items while also securing your spot for the next Marvel Gear + Goods crate. Get items you can’t find anywhere else featuring Gambit, Psylocke, Magneto, Lockheed, and more in the next Marvel Gear + Goods crate. Crates start at $36.99 plus shipping and handling. Supplies are limited. Be sure to order by July 15 at 9:00 pm PST!

Subscribe to Marvel Gear + Goods for super-powered apparel & accessories: https://www.lootcrate.com/crates/marvel

Win a 4K, Blu-ray copy of The Invisible Man
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Win a 4K, Blu-ray copy of The Invisible Man

The reimagined adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, starring Elizabeth Moss, is now available to watch on streaming services, with the disc edition coming May 26. Our friends at Universal Home Entertainment have provided us with a copy of the $K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD to give away.

In order to win, we want the best, most inspirational (not salacious) use of invisibility. Be creative, have some fun. Your submission must be in by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 26. The contest is open to North American readers only and the judgment of the ComicMix judges will be final.

THE INVISIBLE MAN follows a modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character. Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) slowly begins to rebuild her life after the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). But before long, she begins to question whether or not he is truly gone. In addition to the feature, THE INVISIBLE MAN delivers up twenty minutes of exclusive bonus content, including a chance to better get acquainted with the film’s leading actress: Elisabeth Moss, feature commentary with the writer/director and deleted scenes you won’t want to miss.

Hailed as ‘Certified Fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 91%, THE INVISIBLE MAN stars two-time Emmy®-winner and two-time Golden Globe®-winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, The Handmaid’s Tale). Accompanying Moss is SAG®-winner Aldis Hodge (Black Mirror, Straight Outta Compton), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), Storm Reid (Don’t Let Go, Euphoria). The theatrical version of the film is currently available for early viewing on a wide variety of popular on-demand services as a premium rental offering.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, 4K ULTRA HD, and DVD:

  • DELETED SCENES
  • MOSS MANIFESTED – Elisabeth Moss describes the physical and emotional challenges she faced while portraying Cecilia, a woman whose truth is constantly questioned by those around her.
  • DIRECTOR’S JOURNEY WITH LEIGH WHANNELL – Director Leigh Whannell acts as a tour guide through principal photography, from day 1 to day 40.
  • THE PLAYERS Filmmakers and cast provide an in-depth analysis of each character and how they interact with the unseen terror of THE INVISIBLE MAN.
  • TIMELESS TERROR – A behind the scenes look at how writer/director Leigh Whannell re-imagined this iconic character through the lens of modern technology and socially relatable themes.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR LEIGH WHANNELL

THE INVISIBLE MAN will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Casting By: Terri Taylor C.S.A, Sarah Domeier Lindo C.S.A, Nikki Barrett C.S.A, C.G.A
Costume Designer: Emily Seresin
Music By: Benjamin Wallfisch
Edited By: Andy Canny
Production Designer: Alex Holmes
Director of Photography: Stefan Duscio A.C.S.
Executive Producers: Leigh Whannell, Couper Samuelson, Beatriz Sequeira, Jeanette Volturno, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant
Produced By: Jason Blum p.g.a, Kyle Du Fresne p.g.a.
Screenplay and Screen Story By: Leigh Whannell
Directed By: Leigh Whannell

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: May 26, 2020
Selection Number: 61210164 (US) / 61210163 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 2:04:20

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: May 26, 2020
Selection Number: 61210711 (US) / 61210712 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2:39.1
Rating: Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (Dolby Atmos), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 2:04:12

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: May 26, 2020
Selection Number: 61210161 (US) / 61210160 (CDN)
Layers: BD-100
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (Dolby Atmos), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Run Time: 2:04:12

His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season on Disc in Aug
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His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season on Disc in Aug

BURBANK, CA (May 14, 2020) – Lauded by critics as HBO’s new hit original fantasy drama series, His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 4, 2020.  Adapted from Philip Pullman’s epic trilogy of the same name, which has sold over 22 million copies worldwide, His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season will feature all eight episodes from the debut season along with an exclusive new bonus feature, Making His Dark Materials. This special feature follows the ambitious undertaking of bringing the beloved award-winning book series to life. Available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the release will be priced at $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada) for the Blu-ray and $24.98 SRP ($29.98 SRP in Canada) for the DVD.

His Dark Materials takes place in a world parallel to our own, where a human’s soul exists outside one’s body in the form of a talking animal called a “daemon.” The all-powerful Magisterium rule over this world where they suppress any knowledge that attempts to challenge its ideas, particularly around the theory that multiple worlds exist. Season One of this compelling HBO series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a young orphan who was left as a baby at Oxford’s Jordan College by her uncle Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) and desires a life of adventure beyond the confines of her bookish, scholarly surroundings. But when Lyra’s best friend goes missing, her search for her kidnapped friend uncovers a plot involving stolen children and transforms into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon known as Dust. Over the course of the season, as she journeys through the different worlds – including our own – Lyra encounters extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living and the dead at stake.

In addition to Dafne Keen (Logan, the Refugees) as Lyra and James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) as Lord Asriel, the ensemble cast features Golden Globe Winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Mrs. Coulter; Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) as the adventurer Lee Scoresby; Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) as The Master of Jordan College; Lewin Lloyd (The Aeronauts) as Lyra’s missing friend Roger Parslow; James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, who are part of the boat-dwelling Gyptian community; and Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal, both ministers for the Magisterium.

“Fans and critics alike have been raving about HBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy since its debut,” said Rosemary Markson, Senior Vice President Marketing, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “We are thrilled to release His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season with over an hour of behind-the-scenes extras including an exclusive new featurette for all viewers to enjoy.”

His Dark Materials is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO.  Executive producing the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.

8 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Lyra’s Jordan
  2. The Idea of North
  3. The Spies
  4. Armour
  5. The Lost Boy
  6. The Daemon-Cages
  7. The Fight to the Death
  8. Betrayal

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Making His Dark Materials (**Exclusive to Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Dafne Keen: Bringing Lyra Belacqua to Life
  • Ruth Wilson: Bringing Mrs. Coulter to Life
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Bringing Lee Scoresby to Life
  • James McAvoy: Bringing Lord Asriel to Life
  • Adapting His Dark Materials
  • The Daemons of His Dark Materials  
  • Dressing His Dark Materials 
  • Building His Dark Materials

DIGITAL

The first season of His Dark Materials is currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Code is also included in the U.S. with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

BASICS

Street Date: August 4, 2020

BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

Run Time: Approx. 460 minutes

Enhanced Content Run Time: Approx. 63 minutes

DVD

Price: $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada)

2 DVD-9s

DVD Audio: English (5.1) DD

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Complex Chinese, Brazilian Port

BLU-RAY

Price: $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada)

BD Audio: English (5.1) DTS HDMA, French (5.1) DD

BD Subtitles: English SDH, French, Complex Chinese, Brazilian Port. Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish

Loot Crate & Serial Box Announce Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood
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Loot Crate & Serial Box Announce Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood

Los Angeles, CA – Loot Crate and Serial Box have teamed up for an incredible sweepstakes to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood, Serial Box’s newest ebook & audiobook series you can read OR listen to on your phone and on the web. One lucky winner will receive the Marvel 80th Anniversary Crate + Premium Jacket and all-access to Serial Box’s content. Ten First Place Winners will receive Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood series from Serial Box + a Loot Crate “Best of Marvel” custom crate. Head to https://www.lootcrate.com/contests/serial-box-sweeps for your chance to enter.

Series Description: Someone has stolen the Black Widow’s blood. Now she must find them before it’s too late. As Natasha Romanoff follows the trail across the globe, she discovers she wasn’t the only target. Whoever is responsible stole Bucky Barnes’ blood, too. And one thing is certain: anyone who wants the blood of the Widow and Winter Soldier needs to be taken down, and fast. Despite a tangled web of shared history stretching back to their Red Room days, Barnes and Romanoff must join forces, confronting the demons of their past as they race to protect their future. A single drop of blood could be all it takes to save the world—or destroy it.

The series is narrated by Sarah Natochenny (Ash Ketchum in Pokémon). The all-female writing team, led by Lindsay Smith (Orphan Black: The Next Chapter; Serial Box’s The Witch Who Came In from the Cold), includes screenwriter Margaret Dunlap (Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest), writer Mikki Kendall (Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot and Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists), L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black), and Taylor Stevens (Vanessa Michael Munroe series).

Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood is the second Marvel title to launch on Serial Box. Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods is currently available on the Serial Box app and SerialBox.com and Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire will launch on May 28th.

Enter for your chance to win at https://www.lootcrate.com/contests/serial-box-sweeps

If you can’t get enough of your favorite Marvel characters, be sure to check out the Marvel Gear + Goods crate. Crates start at $36.99 plus shipping and handling. To subscribe to the Marvel Gear + Goods crate, go to https://www.lootcrate.com/crates/marvel

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Watch Party Today
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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Watch Party Today

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and IGN will put newly-released Justice League Dark: Apokolips War in the spotlight this afternoon with a Virtual Watch Party followed by an all-star Digital Panel – the latter to be hosted by IGN, and starring several of the movie’s filmmakers and actors.

The Watch Party will commence at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. Fans are encouraged to purchase the Digital version of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War from their favorite online retailer, and then cue up the film to watch and simultaneously follow several of the actors and filmmakers as they live-tweet their thoughts, anecdotes, and observances on Twitter. Fans posing questions over Twitter might even get a few answers from the stars and filmmakers.

Panelists confirmed for the one-hour panel – which will premiere at 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET Saturday on IGN and its affiliated YouTube and Facebook pages – include Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Jerry Maguire), the voice of Superman for seven films; Matt Ryan (Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine), the voice of Constantine for both of the Justice League Dark films in the arc; Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), the series’ voice of Batman for 11 DC Universe Movies; Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty), the voice of The Flash in six films; co-directors Matt Peters (LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters) and Christina Sotta (Young Justice); screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush, Justice League Dark); and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen, Justice League Dark), the maestro overseeing the continuous Justice League arc for the past seven years.

Those wishing to play along with the Watch Party should begin following these actors and filmmakers confirmed to participate in the live-tweeting:

Matt Ryan – @mattryanreal

Jason O’Mara – @jason_omara

Christopher Gorham – @ChrisGorham

Co-Director Christina Sotta – @sodasotta

Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker – @ejaltbacker

Screenwriter Mairghread Scott – @MairghreadScott

Executive Producer James Tucker – @JTuckerAnimator

Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed.

Online destinations to view the Justice League Dark: Apokolips War panel discussion:
IGN’s Website: https://www.ign.com

IGN Official YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/ign

IGN Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ign/

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and some language.

Culminating a seven-year, 15-film animated journey that began with the release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox in 2013, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is now available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital, and coming to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 19, 2020.

Win a Copy of Emma on Blu-ray
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Win a Copy of Emma. on Blu-ray

It’s quite possible Jane Austen may qualify as the author whose works have been most adapted for the screen since the turn of the century. Her work continues to endure and in many ways might qualify as one of the earliest pop culture phenomenons.

The latest such effort is Emma., which Universal released just prior to the nation going into quarantine. While available to rent previously, it is now available to own via streaming with the Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD) coming May 19. Or, you can win our contest.

All you need to do is tell us which adaptation of an Austen work is your personal favorite and why. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 15. The contest is open to North American readers only and the decision of the ComicMix judges will be final.

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Taylor-Joy) is a restless “queen bee” without rivals in her sleepy little English town. In this glittering satire of social class, Emma must navigate her way through the challenges of growing up, misguided matches and romantic missteps to realize the love that has been there all along.

Autumn de Wilde’s feature debut Emma. is “irresistible” (Justin Chang, NPR) and “the best adaptation yet” (Matt Goldberg, Collider), featuring a fresh and razor-sharp screenplay by Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries) that stays true to Austen’s endearing novel and brings to life the English Countryside in 1815. With an exceptional ensemble cast lead by Taylor-Joy Emma. is rounded out by Johnny Flynn (Beast), Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Series), Mia Goth (Suspiria), Josh O’ Connor (“The Crown”), Miranda Hart (Spy, Call the Midwife), Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, War & Peace), Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education), Connor Swindells (Sex Education), Rupert Graves (Sherlock, A Room with a View) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones). Accompanied by a joyous and energetic score by composer Isobel Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and David Schweitzer, Emma. is a stunning new vision of the groundbreaking literary classic on love and redemption. The theatrical version of the film is currently available for early viewing on a wide variety of popular on-demand services as a premium rental offering.

BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • A Playful Tease – Go behind the scenes with the talented cast of as they share their experiences making the film.
  • Crafting a Colorful World* – Cast and crew discuss the gorgeously preserved locations, extravagant set dressing, and authentic Regency costumes featured in Emma.
  • The Autumn Gaze* – An intimate look at director Autumn de Wilde’s filmmaking process and her photographic eye.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Autumn de Wilde, Screenwriter Eleanor Catton, and Director of Photography Christopher Blauvelt

*Blu-rayTM and Digital Exclusive

Emma will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn and Bill Nighy

Music By: Isobel Waller-Bridge, David Schweitzer

Costume Designer: Alexandra Byrne

Edited By: Nick Emerson

Production Designer: Kave Quinn

Director of Photography: Christopher Blauvelt

Co-Producer: Jo Wallett

Executive Producers: Amelia Granger, Ben Knight

Based on the Novel By: Jane Austen

Screenplay By: Eleanor Catton

Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin

Directed By: Autumn de Wilde

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: May 19, 2020

Selection Number: 62211117 (US) / 62211384 (CDN)

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 1.78:1

Rating: Rated PG for brief partial nudity

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 and French-Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1

Run Time: 2 Hours and 4 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: May 19, 2020

Selection Number: 62211116 (US)/ 62211385 (CDN)

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 1.78:1

Rating: Rated PG for brief partial nudity

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French-Canadian and Latin American Spanish

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 and French Canadian DTS Digital Surround 5.1

Run Time: 2 Hours and 4 Minutes

Today: Dr. Seuss, Round Deuce!

We know at this time no one feels very funny,
But Dr. Seuss still wants to take all our money.
So if you’re stuck at home thanks to COVID-19
with nothing to do in your long quarantine,
we’d like you to know as a last resort
you can see DSE appeal their loss in court
as the previous ruling they’ll try to impugn!
It’ll happen on Monday at the stroke of high noon
(that’s Eastern time; West coast, it’s three hours prior).
It streams live on YouTube, so watch as their… lawyer
attempts to rebut the last judge’s decision
by claiming her judgement had much imprecision.
We’ll stick to the facts and we’ll cite precedent
as the Ninth Circuit hears our (remote!) argument.

The links are below and there’s bandwidth to spare,
so watch justice in action— we hope you’ll be there!

https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/view.php?caseno=19-55348

New Clip from Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge

New Clip from Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge

Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm – a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!

This clip entitled “Not So Fun Now” finds Sonya Blade battling the elusive Reptile in the middle of the jungle. Sonya Blade is voiced by Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight).

An all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” is now available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital, and arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD next Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

DC, Onli-Lion Forge Back Comicbook United Fund for Retailers

DC, Oni-Lion Forge Back Comicbook United Fund for Retailers

April 21, 2020 – BURBANK and ST. LOUIS  – Comic book retailers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis have a new dedicated relief fund designed to provide financial assistance to comic shops and their employees. Led and managed by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), the formation of the COMICBOOK UNITED FUND has galvanized the comics world, including Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group and DC, who made the joint announcement today.

Last year, Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group recognized the need for long-term solutions to help comic book stores following a series of debilitating natural disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey, and introduced the “Forge Fund” providing monetary support for comic retailers and their employees during times of hardship. To date, $100,000 has been donated to the Forge Fund which is operated by Binc, and the company continues to donate five percent of proceeds from ongoing select titles.

Now, during this new crisis facing comic book retailers, DC has announced it is donating $250,000 to Binc for the shared vision of also supporting comic shops and their teams in need. Together, the two donations are being rolled up into the new COMICBOOK UNITED FUND. The goal will be to provide one location for fans, creators, comic industry partners and executives to make contributions to support comic book shops and their employees. A dedicated link has been established at https://secure.donationpay.org/bincfoundation/ComicBookUnited.php.

Diamond Distributors Contradicts Part Of DC Comics Rollout Message Concerning Alternate Distributors Headed By Midtown Comics & Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS)!Many groups and individuals are already participating. DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee is auctioning 60 original sketches of DC characters in 60 days on eBay. In addition, a coalition of artists, authors, comics creators and other supporters have joined forces to raise money for the COMICBOOK UNITED FUND and The Binc Foundation through more than 600 auctions on Twitter at @Creators4Comics.

“The comic industry has a long history of banding together to protect and promote the art form we all love. We hope that this incredible action from DC will inspire a new wave of generosity and support for the great number of individuals and shops struggling through these times,” said James Lucas Jones, President and Publisher of Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group. “Comics is an expansive community that still feels like a close-knit family, and these efforts feel like we are helping family members.”

“If this pandemic has taught us anything it’s how precious and fragile the things that bring us happiness are, so we must protect the lifeblood of our industry,” Lee said. “Oni-Lion Forge saw the need for this type of relief before there was a crisis, which is why DC is proud to now stand alongside them in this time of need for our retailers.”

“Little did we know when we launched the Forge Fund that the world would be plunged into such a dreadful pandemic, but here we are, and happy there was a starting point for relief,” said Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group Chairman David Steward II. “Binc and DC are powerful allies who we admire, commend and feel bonded to through this effort. This is an epic team-up in the grand comic book tradition and we look forward to welcoming more publishers to this effort over the coming days and weeks.”

“We are grateful and humbled to work with industry leaders Oni-Lion Forge and DC. By working together to create the Comicbook United Fund, Oni-Lion Forge and DC are demonstrating their dedication to comic retailers across the nation,” said Pam French, Binc Executive Director. “Binc is honored to help carry out their philanthropic vision. The outpouring of support and innovative ideas we’ve seen from across the industry has been inspiring and gives us great hope for the future.”

Managing the COMICBOOK UNITED FUND is an extension of the mission of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, which was created in 1996 to provide financial assistance and charitable programs to the wider bookseller community. Since its inception, the Binc Foundation has awarded over $7 million to more than 7,800 families. Fans can also donate directly to the COMICBOOK UNITED FUND here.