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The Today Show honors Marie Severin

Yesterday, Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembered mirthful Marie Severin, who designed, sketched and colored covers for many of the most famous characters in the Marvel Universe, including Doctor Strange; The Incredible Hulk; Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Spider-Woman; and the parody series Not Brand Echh, and who died last week at age 89.

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Incredibles 2 Hits Home Video Nov. 6

BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2018) — It’s not a stretch to say audiences have missed their favorite family of Supers over the past 14 years. Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2, the sequel to 2004’s beloved Oscar®-winning The Incredibles, received a mega-strong reaction from critics and audiences — earning a 93 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, rocketing atop the list of highest-grossing animated films, and surpassing $1 billion at the global box office. Fans can reunite with this incredible family of Supers instantly on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Oct. 23, and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Nov. 6.

Family members of all ages will be hypnotized by hours of delightful entertainment, with never-before-seen Incredibles 2, bonus material highlighting the beloved characters in the film and the  filmmakers who bring them to life. When audiences instantly bring home the film two weeks early on Digital, they will receive additional exclusive featurettes, including two SuperScene Breakdowns and Samuel L. Jackson discussing his character Frozone a.k.a. “The Coolest Guy in Show Business.” Overall bonus includes an all-new mini-movie Auntie Edna, which gives  a glimpse of fashion visionary Edna Mode’s all-night endeavor to design a suit to best harness baby Jack-Jack’s expanding super powers. Also included are an inside look at the impressive production team at Pixar Animation Studios; documentaries highlighting the film’s relatable characters and stand-out scenes; 10 never-before-revealed scenes; filmmaker commentary; the touching theatrical short “Bao” and a corresponding featurette about how the dumplings sprung to life; and much, much more.

Incredibles 2, is packaged and released in several different ways, offering families the flexibility to watch the movie instantly and on a variety of devices of their choosing, including Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and physically as a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Copy), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy) and a single DVD.  Additionally, the Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film have been modified in an effort to accommodate photosensitive viewers, however individual sensitivities may vary.

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.


BONUS FEATURES (may vary by retailer)

Digital Exclusives:

  • The Coolest Guy in Show Business – In this partially illustrated documentary, Samuel L. Jackson reflects how his childhood and love of comics shaped his passion for film and imaginative storytelling.
  • 2 SuperScene Breakdowns – Casual commentary-style pieces looking at specific scenes in the film (The Racoon Fight and Mrs. Incredible) through a particular creative focus like action choreography, set design or story.

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • All-New Auntie Edna Mini-Movie – When Bob Parr visits super-suit designer Edna Mode looking for help with his high-energy toddler Jack-Jack, Edna pulls an all-nighter designing a suit to harness the baby’s seemingly limitless powers.
  • 10 Deleted Scenes With Introductions – Suburban Escape,  Kari Revisited, Return of the Supers, Chewed Out, Late Audition, Slow Day, Frozone and Honey, Restaurant Robbery, Fashion Show and Security Breakdown.
  • Super Stuff – From buildings and vehicles to costumes and props, every action movie requires a lot of really cool stuff. Meet the makers and learn what it takes to design and build such a uniquely incredible world.
  • Heroes & Villains – A collection of mini-docs about the backstory and major design ideas behind the “Incredibles 2” characters — featuring voice actors, director Brad Bird, and Pixar artists talking about the many elements that make these characters feel real.
  • Ralph Eggleston: Production Designer – This short piece explores the many ways a single production designer has influenced the look, feel and character of the Pixar universe, culminating in Incredibles 2.
  • Strong Coffee: A Lesson in Animation with Brad Bird – Brad Bird’s passion for animation dates back to his childhood and mentorship under Disney’s Milt Kahl, and that enthusiasm and powerful insight emanates from every film he’s made. Take a deep dive into Brad’s early years at Disney Animation Studios and his time at Pixar.
  • Paths to Pixar: Everyday Heroes – At its heart, Incredibles 2, is about family dynamics and the challenges of being a working parent. Meet the parents of Pixar as they discuss their personal connections to the film and their experience with stretching to balance work and family.
  • SuperBaby – A documentary/hip hop music video hybrid hosted by Frankie and Paige from Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark. This piece explores how Jack-Jack came to life onscreen — from design to special effects to animation — all set to a hot beat.
  • Commentary – Get inside commentary from animators Alan Barillaro (supervising animator), Tony Fucile (supervising animator, story artist and character designer), Dave Mullins (supervising animator) and Bret Parker (animation second unit and crowds supervisor).
  • Theatrical Short: Bao – An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
  • Making Bao – Director Domee Shi shares her secret recipe for making an animated short — discussing how her rich cultural heritage, unique relationship with her mom, and her love of food all informed the making of the food-fantasy Bao.
  • Outtakes & Stories – Raccoon Fight Story, Evelyn Animation Outtakes, Puppet Animator Interview, Outtakes Goofy Arms Story and SuperBaby Music Video.
  • Character Theme Songs, Vintage Toy Commercial TV Spots , Toolkit Montage and Global Incredibles 2, Trailers

DVD:

  • Theatrical Short: Bao & Commentary

Incredibles 2, Cast and Crew

Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson return as the voices of Helen and Bob Parr, who still struggle to juggle their duties as parents and Supers. Sarah Vowell once again provides the voice of the teen-queen of sarcasm Violet, while Huck Milner joins the cast as the voice of 10-year-old Dash, and Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as the voice of Lucius Best – aka Frozone. Incredibles 2, also features the voices of Brad Bird as fashion visionary Edna “E” Mode, Bob Odenkirk as savvy businessman and Super fan Winston Deavor, Catherine Keener as tech pro Evelyn Deavor, Jonathan Banks as Rick Dicker, Sophia Bush as up-and-coming hero Voyd, and Isabella Rossellini as an influential ambassador and advocate for Supers.

Written and directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles, Tomorrowland) and Nicole Paradis Grindle (Sanjay’s Super Team short, Toy Story 3 associate producer), Incredibles 2, is executive produced by John Lasseter. The Incredibles was the film that introduced Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Tomorrowland) to moviegoers, and he returns to the Incredibles universe to create the score for Incredibles 2.

Disc Specifications
Product SKUs: Digital = 4K UHD, HD, SD
Physical = 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray Feature+Blu-ray Bonus+Digital Copy), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray Feature+Blu-ray Bonus+DVD+Digital Copy) and DVD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 118 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S., PG in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Resolution:  4K UHD = 3840 x 2160, HD = 1920 x 1080, SD = 720 x 480. Some flashing-lights scenes in 4K UHD (physical and digital) versions may effect photosensitive viewers.
Audio: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 7.1 (platform dependent), English, Spansih & French 5.1, English, Spanish & French 2.0
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
HD Digital =  English 7.1 (platform dependent), English, Spansih & French 5.1, English, Spanish & French 2.0
Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Closed Captions:  Digital = English; DVD = English

Warner Enhances Batman the Animated Series Deluxe Set

BURBANK, CA (August 28, 2018) – Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition, one of the most anticipated Blu-ray™ releases of 2018, will now include a Digital version in the all-encompassing package befitting the series’ revered place among all-time fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its broadcast airing from 1992-1995, the stunning Blu-ray™ box set ($112.99 SRP) will now be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment on October 30, 2018.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning series captured the imaginations of generations, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century with its innovative designs, near-perfect voice cast and landmark approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories.  Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set includes all 109 thrilling episodes, plus two bonus disks containing the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, The box set’s premiere bonus feature is, The Heart of Batman, an impressive 90-minute documentary on the making of Batman: The Animated Series that includes interviews with nearly three dozen members of the cast and crew, detailing the intricacies of production behind the landmark animated show.

The Opening Remastered for Blu-ray

The impressive Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition package features approximately 2,700 minutes of entertainment spread over 10 Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus discs – not counting 11 specially-selected episodes with audio commentaries by cast and crew. In addition, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition includes an exclusive ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn) and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. The entire box set is housed in a stunning layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase.

Small Press Expo Announces 2018 Ignatz Award Nominees

Small Press Expo Announces 2018 Ignatz Award Nominees


The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2018 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.

The Ignatz, named after George Herriman’s brick-wielding mouse from his long running comic strip Krazy Kat, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression. The Ignatz Awards are a festival prize, the first of such in the United States comic book industry.

The nominees for the ballot were determined by a panel of five of the best of today’s comic artists, Mita Mahato, Carolyn Nowak, kevin czap, Leila Abdelrazaq, and Taneka Stotts.

The Ignatz Awards will be presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9:30 P.M.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Outstanding Artist
  • Yvan Alagbé – Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures
  • Ivy Atoms – Pinky & Pepper Forever
  • Tommi Parrish – The Lie and How We Told It
  • Richie Pope –  The Box We Sit On
  • Sophie Standing – Anxiety is Really Strange
Outstanding Collection
  • Beirut Won’t Cry – Mazen Kerbaj
  • Blackbird Days – Manuele Fior
  • Language Barrier – Hannah K. Lee
  • Sex Fantasy – Sophia Foster-Dimino
  • Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition – Julia Kaye
Outstanding Anthology
  • La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes – ed. by Kat Fajardo & Pablo Castro
  • Comics for Choice – ed. by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor and Ø.K. Fox
  • Ink Brick #8 – ed. by Alexander Rothmans, Paul K. Tunis, and Alexey Sokolin
  • Bottoms Up, Tales of Hitting Rock Bottom – ed. by J.T. Yost
  • Lovers Only – ed. by Mickey Zacchilli
Outstanding Graphic Novel
  • Why Art? – Eleanor Davis
  • Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom – Marcelo D’Salete
  • Uncomfortably Happily – Yeon-sik Hong
  • The Lie and How We Told It – Tommi Parrish
  • Anti-Gone – Connor Willumsen
Outstanding Series
  • Ley Lines – Czap Books
  • Nori – Rumi Hara
  • Bug Boys – Laura Knetzger
  • Gumballs – Erin Nations
  • Frontier – Youth in Decline
Outstanding Minicomic
  • Dog Nurse – Margot Ferrick
  • Greenhouse – Debbie Fong
  • Common Blessings & Common Curses – Maritsa Patrinos
  • Mothball 88 – Kevin Reilly
  • Say It With Noodles: On Learning to Speak the Language of Food – Shing Yin Khor
Outstanding Comic
  • Recollection – Alyssa Berg
  • Hot to Be Alive – Tara Booth
  • Hot Summer Nights – Freddy Carrasco
  • Whatsa Paintoonist – Jerry Moriarty
  • Baopu – Yao Xiao
Outstanding Online Comic
  • Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal
  • The Wolves Outside – Jesse England
  • A Fire Story – Brian Files
  • Lara Croft Was My Family – Carta Monir
  • A Part of Me is Still Unknown – Meg O’Shea
Promising New Talent
  • Yasmin Omar Ata – Mis(h)adra
  • Tara Booth – How to Be Alive
  • Xia Gordon – The Fashion of 2004, Harvest
  • Rumi Hara – Nori and The Rabbits of the Moon
  • Tommi Parrish – The Lie and How We Told It
Outstanding Story
  • Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures – Yvan Alabge
  • Why Art? – Eleanor Davis
  • Rhode Island Me – Michael DeForge
  • How the Best Hunter in the Village Met Her Death – Molly Ostertag
  • The Lie and How We Told It – Tommi Parrish

Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive Makes Blu-ray Debut in Oct.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Get behind the wheel of one wild ride when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on October 23 from Lionsgate. Written for the screen and directed by the original Master of Horror – Stephen King – this marks the first time ever that this horrifying film about sentient, homicidal machines has been released on Blu-ray in the U.S. Maximum Overdrive is loaded with all-new special features, including interviews with Producer Martha De Laurentiis and Special Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates; on-set vintage interviews with Stephen King, Emilio Estevez, and Laura Harrington; behind-the-scenes footage; and more! The Maximum Overdrive limited-edition Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Get ready for the ultimate battle of man vs. bloodthirsty machine in this terrifying Stephen King classic! For three horrifying days, the Earth passes through the tail of a mysterious comet. The skies glow an eerie green as humanity waits to see what the fallout will be. But what they imagine is nothing like the nightmare they find — the comet’s magnetic fields cause all the machines on Earth to suddenly come to life and terrorize their human creators in a horrific killing spree. Now, it’s up to a small group of people trapped in a desolate truck stop to defeat the killer machines — or be killed by them!

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW: Audio Commentary with Writer Tony Magistrale, Author of Hollywood’s Steven King
  • NEW: Audio Commentary by Actor and Comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film Executive Ryan Turek
  • NEW: “Truck Stop Tales” Featurette – An Interview with Producer Martha De Laurentiis
  • NEW: “Rage Against the Machines” Featurette – An Interview with Actress Laura Harrington
  • NEW: “Honeymoon Horrors” Featurette – Interviews with Actor John Short and Actress Yeardley Smith
  • NEW: “Maximum Carnage” Featurette – An Interview with Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates
  • “A Kid in King’s Court” Featurette – An Interview with Actor Holter Graham
  • NEW: “The Wilmington Factor” Featurette – A Look Back at the Filming of Maximum Overdrive with Members of the Production Crew in North Carolina
  • NEW: “Who Made Who?” Featurette – An Interview with Murray Engleheart, Co-Author of AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll
  • NEW: “Goblin Resurrectus” Featurette – The Restoration of the Happy Toyz Golbin
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

CAST

Emilio Estevez –  St. Elmo’s Fire, Young Guns, The Outsiders, The Breakfast Club
Pat Hingle  – Batman, Batman & Robin, Sudden Impact
Laura Harrington  – The Devil’s Advocate, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Christopher Murney  – Barton Fink, The Last Dragon

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1986
Title Copyright: Maximum Overdrive © 1986 Dino De Laurentiis Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Action
Closed-Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 98 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (2.35:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (DTS Master Audio)

Original Halloween gets 4K Treatment Ahead of Sequel

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Relive the terrifying film that launched an entire genre when Halloween arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™) September 25 from Lionsgate. Starring Golden Globe® winner Jamie Lee Curtis (Best Actress, True Lies, 1994), Donald Pleasance, Tony Moran, and P.J. Soles, this edition of the horror classic delivers four times the fear with four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, which also uses Dolby Vision™ HDR to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original 1978 theatrical release, and arriving just in time before the theatrical release of the newest film in the series, the Halloween 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack is loaded with special features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital — until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again…and again…and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween!

CAST

Jamie Lee Curtis                    True Lies, A Fish Called Wanda
Donald Pleasence                  The Great Escape, Escape from New York, Halloween II
Tony Moran                            Beg, American Poltergeist, Dead Bounty
and P.J. Soles                        Carrie, Stripes, Rock ’n’ Roll High School

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Jamie Lee Curtis
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1978
Title Copyright: Halloween © 1978 Falcon International Productions. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
4K Rating: NR
Blu-ray Rating: NR
Genre: Horror
Closed Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Running Time: 91 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation
4K Audio Status: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English Mono
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English Mono

Team Edward vs. Team Jacob Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 4K

SANTA MONICA, CA (August 21, 2018) – Based on the beloved book series by Stephenie Meyer, and one of the most successful feature film franchises of all time with over $3.3 billion in box office, celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight’s theatrical debut with the release of Twilight on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) and all five of The Twilight Saga films on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (2 Blu-rays, 1 DVD, plus Digital) and Digital 4K Ultra HD™ on October 23 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Red Riding Hood) from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg (TV’s “Dexter,” TV’s “Jessica Jones”), Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Water for Elephants) and Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman, Still Alice) star as the iconic couple Edward and Bella alongside Taylor Lautner (Valentine’s Day, Abduction), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect Franchise, A Simple Favor), Billy Burke (Fracture, Drive Angry), Peter Facinelli (TV’s “Nurse Jackie,” TV’s “Supergirl”), Nikki Reed (Thirteen, TV’s “Sleepy Hollow”), Jackson Rathbone (The Last Airbender, TV’s “Finding Carter”), and Kellan Lutz (TV’s “The Comeback,” The Expendables 3).  Fathom Events will also celebrate the tenth anniversary with a two day movie event on October 21 and 23 on approx. 450 screens nationwide. Fathom will give away mini-posters (while supplies last) to fans and will treat them to an introduction from Director Catherine Hardwicke, an exclusive sneak peek of a brand-new special feature, and more!

Bella Swan (Stewart) doesn’t expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Pattinson) — a boy who’s hiding a dark secret: he’s a vampire. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead that would make Bella their prey.

The Twilight 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack includes hours of in-depth special features and includes a brand-new, never-before-seen featurette, “Twilight Tour…10 Years Later,” which follows director Catherine Hardwick and actor Jackson Rathbone through memorable sets from the film. Experience The Twilight Saga in four times the resolution of full HD with the Twilight 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and all five films on Digital 4K Ultra HD, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR to bring the epic romance to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vison can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on the screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The release also features Dolby Atmos® audio mixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Twilight 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

All five of the Blu-ray Combo Packs feature new unique box art designs from renowned illustrator Justin Erikson, who brings to life the epic saga with his distinct illustrations. Whether you are Team Edward or Team Jacob, take home all five of the Blu-ray Combo Packs and own the entire collection plus hours of special features including deleted scenes, character featurettes, cast interviews, music videos and more. For additional value, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn – Part 1 also include both the Theatrical and the Extended versions of the film for the ultimate fan-viewing experience. Each of The Twilight Saga Blu-ray Combo Packs will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

TWILGHT 4K UHD COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW: “Twilight Tour…10 Years Later” Featurette
  • “A Conversation with Stephenie Meyer” Featurette
  • “Music: The Heartbreak of Twilight” Featurette
  • “Becoming Edward” Featurette
  • “Becoming Bella” Featurette
  • “Catherine Hardwick’s Vampire Kiss Montage” Featurette
  • “Catherine Hardwick’s ‘Bella’s Lullaby Remix’” Music Video
  • “Edward’s Piano Concert” Featurette
  • Twilight Cast Interview: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson” Featurette
  • Twilight Cast Interview: Cam Gigandet” Featurette
  • Twilight Cast Interview: Edi Gathegi and Rachelle Lefevre” Featurette
  • Cast Interviews on the Red Carpet
  • “Stephenie Meyer Talks About The Twilight Saga” Featurette

TWILIGHT 3-DISC BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “An In-Depth Conversation with Stephenie Meyer” Featurette
  • “Becoming Edward” Featurette
  • “Becoming Bella” Featurette
  • Twilight Cast Interview: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson” Featurette
  • Twilight Cast Interview: Cam Gigandet” Featurette
  • Twilight Cast Interview: Edi Gathegi and Rachelle Lefevre” Featurette
  • Cast Interviews on the Red Carpet
  • and More!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON 3-DISC BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 11 Deleted Scenes
  • “An Interview with the Volturi” Featurette
  • “Fandimonium” Featurette
  • Webcast Events
  • “Frame by Frame: Storyboards to Screen” Featurette
  • and More!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE 3-DISC BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 6-Part Documentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
  • Photo Gallery
  • Music Videos
  • and More!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 3-DISC BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Love, Death, Birth” Featurette
  • “Jacob’s Destiny” Featurette
  • “Bella and Edward’s Personal Wedding Video” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bill Condon
  • Music Videos
  • and More!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 3-DISC BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Forever: Filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” Full-Length Documentary
  • “Tingles & Chills: Special Vampire Powers” Featurette
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 at Comic-Con” Featurette
  • “Stars on the Black Carpet” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bill Condon
  • and More!
1943 Retro-Hugo Winners

1943 Retro-Hugo Winners

The winners of the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced on Thursday, August 16 at Worldcon 76.

Best Fan Writer

Forrest J Ackerman

Best Fanzine

Le Zombie, edited by Arthur Wilson “Bob” Tucker

Best Professional Artist

Virgil Finlay

Best Editor – Short Form

John W. Campbell

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form

Bambi, written by Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, et al., directed by David D. Hand et al. (Walt Disney Productions)

Best Short Story

“The Twonky,” by Lewis Padgett (C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) (Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942)

Best Novelette

“Foundation,” by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1942)

Best Novella

“Waldo,” by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1942)

Best Novel

Beyond This Horizon, by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, April & May 1942)

The administrators report 703 valid ballots (688 electronic and 15 paper) were received and counted from convention members.

The Hugo Awards, presented first in 1953 and annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award, and one of the World Science Fiction Convention’s unique and distinguished institutions.

Since 1993, Worldcon committees have had the option of awarding Retrospective Hugo Awards for past Worldcon years prior to 1953 where they had not been presented 25, 50, or 100 years prior to the contemporary convention, with the exception of the hiatus during World War II when no Worldcon was convened. A recent change in this policy has now allowed for Retro Hugos to be awarded for the years 1942-1945.

Source: File 770: 1943 Retro-Hugo Winners

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis gets a Commemorative Edition

Burbank, CA (August 9, 2018) – Arthur Curry discovers his heroic roots, contends with diabolical foes and takes his place as Aquaman beside new “super” allegiances in the ultimate original story for everyone’s favorite underwater hero – now remastered for 4K presentation – in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length DC Universe Movie arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital starting November 13, 2018.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($29.98 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98) and Digital. All packages include an all-new featurette, Aquaman: The New King, as well as audio commentary by renowned former DC Editor and current Creative Director of Animation, Mike Carlin and screenwriter Heath Corson.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of DC’s Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

The celebrity-laden cast features primetime television stars Matt Lanter (Timeless, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) as Aquaman, Sam Witwer (Being Human, Smallville, Star Wars: Rebels) as Orm, Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Insatiable, Two Broke Girls, Covert Affairs) as Flash, Nathan Fillion (The Rookie, Castle) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Real Men Watch Bravo, The Death of Superman) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, Sumalee Montano (Scandal, Critical Role) as Mera, Sirena Irwin (Superman: Unbound) as Queen Atlanna, and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Blacklist) as Manta.

Director Ethan Spaulding (Batman: Assault on Arkham, Son of Batman) directs Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition from a script by Heath Corson (Justice League: War). Executive producer is Sam Register and James Tucker (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay, Justice League Dark) is supervising producer.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition contains two all-new bonus features, along with special features from the film’s original release:

  • Aquaman: The New King (NEW featurette) – An immersive look at Arthur Curry’s evolution from guardian of the ocean to the King of Atlantis and key member of the Justice League.
  • Audio Commentary (NEW) – Renowned former DC Editor and current Creative Director of Animation Mike Carlin, Creative Director of Animation, and Throne of Atlantis screenwriter Heath Corson share their insights into the legend of Aquaman.
  • Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep (Featurette) – Every great film needs a great musical score. Filled with emotion, music takes us on a dynamic journey as we adventure with the hero. Throne of Atlantis takes us on that quest through the eyes of Arthur Curry.
  • Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
  • Throne of Atlantis: 2014 New York Comic Con Panel – The entire, lively one-hour panel discussion between actor Matt Lanter, producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, character designer Phil Bourassa and dialogue director Andrea Romano.
  • Villains of the Deep (Featurette) – From Ocean Master to Black Manta to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction, presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical details of the villains.
  • A Sneak Peek at The Death of Superman – The Death of Superman is widely considered one of the most popular stories in the Superman canon and the DCU. This sneak peek at the exciting new film discusses the story and its place in pop culture.
  • A Sneak Peek at Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the new film which brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault:
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure!”
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Evil Under the Sea!”
    • Aquaman, “Menace of The Black Manta” and “The Rampaging Reptile-Men”
    • Justice League Unlimited, “Far from Home”

DIGITAL

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition will be available to own on Digital November 13, 2018. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD discs for redemption and cloud storage.

BASICS
Street Date: November 13, 2018
Run Time:  75 minutes
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
4K UHD Combo Price: $29.98 SRP
Languages: English

Win a Copy of Breaking In – Unrated Director’s Cut Combo Pack

We’ve been a big fan of Gabrielle Union and her work for some time so we’re thrilled to partner with Universal Home Entertainment to offer one lucky reader a Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD code) of Breaking In – Unrated Director’s Cut.

If you missed it, the film is about Shaun Russell (Union) who takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father’s secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside where the family soon receives an unwelcome surprise from four men who break into the house in search of a hidden safe. After managing to escape, Shaun stops at nothing to turn the tables on the thieves and rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission. The film was directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8), and also stars Billy Burke ( Twilight series), Aijona Alexus (13 Reasons Why, Acrimony), and Seth Carr (Black Panther).

To enter, all you have to do is tell us about your scariest family trip experience. We need your entries received no later than 11:59 p.m., August 7. The contest is open only to readers in North America and the judgment of ComicMix will be final.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM and DVD

  • Alternate Opening –The Gas Station with Commentary by Director James McTeigue and Scriptwriter Ryan Engle.
  • One Bad Mother – Gabrielle Union shows that there is no limit to what a threatened mother will do to keep her children safe, and why a woman on a mission should never be underestimated.
  • A Filmmaker’s Eye – The crew explores what makes Director James McTeigue’s vision and style uniquely valuable when it comes to creating the right mood for the film.
  • A Lesson in Kicking Ass – A behind-the-scenes look at how physically demanding the role of Shaun was for Gabrielle Union, and the steps production took to ensure the most convincing execution of the stunts throughout the film.
  • A Hero Evolved – An inspiring account of how leading roles are shifting to embrace the qualities that more diverse actors can bring to the table.
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Feature Commentary by Director James McTeigue and Scriptwriter Ryan Engle

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Maeden, Jason George, Seth Carr, Christa Miller
Casting By: Nancy Nayor CSA
Score By: Johnny Kilmek
Costume Designer: Jason Sky Bland
Film Editor: Joseph Jett Sally
Production Designer: Cecele M. De Stefano
Director of Photography: Toby Oliver ACS
Executive Producers: Jaime Primak Sullivan, Jeff Morrone, Valerie Bleth Sharp
Produced By: Gabrielle Union, James Lopez p.g.a., Sheila Hanahan Taylor, Craig Perry p.g.a., Will Packer p.g.a.
Story By: Jaime Primak Sullivan
Screenplay By: Ryan Engle
Directed By: James McTeigue

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY
Street Date: August 7, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61197295 (US) / 61198427 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour 27 Minutes/ 1 Hour 28 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD
Street Date: August 7, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61197294 (US) / 61198426 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence, menace, bloody images, sexual references, and brief strong language.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour 27 Minutes/ 1 Hour 28 Minutes