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Zombe Romance Warm Bodies hits $K Ultra HD Home Video in October

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The unique romantic comedy with a paranormal twist, Warm Bodies, arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) for the first time ever on October 3 from Lionsgate. In this story about the power of human connection, Nicholas Hoult stars as an unusual zombie who forms a special relationship with a human girl as they struggle to survive during a zombie epidemic. Rounding out the all-star cast is Teresa Palmer, Emmy® winner Rob Corddry (Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama, “Childrens Hospital,” 2008) and two-time Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor, 1993, In the Line of Fire, and 1984, Places in the Heart). 4K Ultra HD provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (HDR) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. Written for the screen and directed by Jonathan Levine (The Night Before, 50/50) and based on the best-selling novel by Isaac Marion, the Warm Bodies 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featurettes

o   “Boy Meets, Er, Doesn’t Eat Girl”
o   “R&J”
o   “A Little Less Dead”
o   “Extreme Zombie Makeover!”
o   “A Wreck in Progress”
o   “Bustin’ Caps”
o   “Beware the Boneys”
o   “Whimsical Sweetness: Teresa Palmer’s Warm Bodies Home Movies”
o   “Zombie Acting Tips with Rob Corddry”

  • Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Director Jonathan Levine and Actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director Jonathan Levine
  • “Shrug & Groan” Gag Reel
  • Theatrical Trailer

CAST

Nicholas Hoult Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise, About a Boy
Teresa Palmer Hacksaw Ridge, Lights Out, I Am Number Four
Rob Corddry Hot Tub Time Machine, “Ballers,” “Childrens Hospital”
John Malkovich Dangerous Liaisons, Being John Malkovich, Burn After Reading

Daredevil Season 2, Jessica Jones Season 1 Come to Disc in Aug

Raw, riveting and relentlessly compelling, Marvel’s Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season ignites a firestorm of suspense cloaked in the haze of a noir-inspired slow burn. Haunted by a tragedy that broke her world apart, Jessica Jones settles in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, with the hope of rebuilding her life and keeping the lights on in her apartment. She discovers that the source of her trauma, a mind-controlling sociopath named Kilgrave, has resurfaced, forcing her to use her gifts as a private eye to track him down before he causes more damage to her life or to anyone else.

The complete first season of the Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Aug. 22 with 13 exciting episodes for fans to add to their libraries.

CAST: Krysten Ritter (Big Eyes) as Jessica Jones; David Tennant (Broadchurch) as Kilgrave; Rachael Taylor (Transformers) as Trish Walker; Mike Colter (Million Dollar Baby) as Luke Cage; Wil Traval (Once Upon a Time) as Will Simpson; Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic) as Hope Shlottman; Eka Darville (Empire) as Malcolm Ducasse; and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Jeri Hogarth

CREATOR: Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter)
EXEC. PRODUCERS:  Melissa Rosenberg and Liz Friedman (Elementary), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans).
PRODUCER:   Tim Iacofano (24)
RELEASE DATE:  Aug. 22, 2017
PACKAGING: Blu-ray & DVD (13 episodes)

EPISODES:

  • 1. AKA Ladies Night                              8. AKA WWJD?
  • AKA Crush Syndrome                     9. AKA Sin Bin
  • AKA It’s Called Whiskey                 10. AKA 1,000 Cuts
  • AKA 99 Friends                                  11. AKA I’ve Got the Blues
  • AKA The Sandwich Saved Me     12. AKA Take a Bloody Number
  • AKA You’re a Winner!                     13. AKA Smile
  • AKA Top Shelf Perverts

RATING:                                  TV-MA
ASPECT RATIO:                   1.78:1
AUDIO:                                     Blu-ray:  English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, DVD: English 5.1 Dolby
SUBTITLES:                           Blu-ray:  English SDH, DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
CLOSED CAPTIONS:              English

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The razor-thin line between redemption and retribution explodes with a vengeance in Marvel’s Daredevil: The Complete Second Season.

With Wilson Fisk behind bars, Matt thinks his efforts to bring order to Hell’s Kitchen are succeeding—until chaos reignites with two new arrivals: Frank Castle (a.k.a. The Punisher), an anguished ex-soldier determined to visit bloody, irrevocable “justice” upon his adversaries, and Matt’s volatile old flame Elektra Natchios. Meanwhile, a lethal, relentless source of ancient evil continues to amass power. Now, as both the stakes and the body count rise, Matt faces a life-altering choice that forces him to confront what it truly means to be a hero.

The complete second season of the Netflix original series Marvel’s Daredevil is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Aug. 22 with 13 exciting episodes for fans to add to their libraries.

CAST:     Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as Matt Murdock/Daredevil; Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) as Karen Page; Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) as Foggy Nelson; Vincent D’Onofrio (The Magnificent Seven) as Wilson Fisk; Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Luke Cage) as Claire Temple; Stephen Rider (Shameless) as Blake Tower; Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle/Punisher; and Elodie Yung (The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo) as Elektra Natchios.

EXEC. PRODUCERS: Marvel’s Daredevil is executive produced by series co-showrunners Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Fear the Walking Dead) and Douglas Petrie (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans), and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans).

RELEASE DATE:                 Aug. 22, 2017
PACKAGING:       Blu-ray & DVD (13 episodes)

EPISODES:
1. Bang                                                                          8. Guilty as Sin

  • Dogs to a Gunfight                                              9. Seven Minutes in Heaven
  • New York’s Finest                                               10. The Man in the Box
  • Penny and Dime                                                 11. .380
  • Kinbaku                                                                   12. The Dark at the End of the Tunnel
  • Regrets Only                                                          13. A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen
  • Semper Fidelis

 

RATING:                                  TV-MA
ASPECT RATIO:                   1.78:1
AUDIO:                                     Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, DVD: English 5.1 Dolby
SUBTITLES:                           Blu-ray:  English SDH, DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
CLOSED CAPTIONS:               English

The Simpsons Season 18 Ready to Stuff your Stocking

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment proudly presents the return of America’s favorite animated family on DVD when THE SIMPSONS”– SEASON 18 arrives on December 5. Featuring Springfield’s lovable legitimate businessman, this long-awaited season features commentary on each of the 22 episodes and never-before-seen deleted scenes along with the bonus episode “22 For 30” from Season 28 that includes a memorable scene with Fat Tony.

THE SIMPSONS”– SEASON 18 was a historic one; the last before The Simpsons Movie, the season-finale 400th episode, “You Kent Always Get What You Want”, “24 Minutes” with guest star Kiefer Sutherland, Treehouse of Horror XVII with the sepia-tone classic “The Day the Earth Looked Stupid” and much much more.  Guest stars include Michael Imperioli, The White Stripes, Tom Wolfe and Natalie Portman and classic episodes include the Emmy-nominated “The Haw-Hawed Couple” and WGA winner “Kill Gil,  Volumes I & II.”

BONUS FEATURES

  • 4-Disc Set Contains The Complete Eighteenth Season With All 22 Episodes
  • Welcome Back, Loyal Fans!
  • Audio Commentary On All Episodes With Writers, Actors and Directors
  • Deleted Scenes With Commentary
  • Bonus Episode
  • Multi-Angle Animation Showcase
  • Special Language Feature
  • A Conversation With Fat Tony
  • And more!

THE SIMPSONS”– SEASON 18 DVD
Street Date: December 5, 2017
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.33:1
Audio:  English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Surround Dolby Digital 2.0, French Surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:                      English SDH / Spanish / French
Total Run Time:           Approximately 481 minutes
Closed Captioned:        Yes

Black Panther and Lexus Partner for Campaign

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Chadwick Boseman attends the Marvel and Lexus Black Panther Party at Comic-Con San Diego on July 21, 2017.

Lexus and Marvel have announced a collaboration to pair the first-ever 2018 Lexus LC with Marvel’s dynamic Black Panther character in the highly anticipated film, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, slated to hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, the film follows T’Challa, who, after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.

“Marvel continuously captures audiences through charismatic characters and inspiring stories — the ideal fit for Lexus’ mission to craft amazing, engaging experiences,” said Brian Bolain general manager, Lexus marketing. “And the LC’s aggressive styling, high performance and agile handling are a perfect fit for the Black Panther’s quick, cat-like reflexes and superhuman feats. We’re excited to see the duo in action.”

To accompany the collaboration between Lexus and Marvel, Lexus also teamed with Marvel Custom Solutions to create an original graphic novel, with storytelling driven by famed writer Fabian Nicieza and cover illustrations by emerging graphic artists Scott “Rahzzah” Wilson and Szymon Kudranski. Centered around the balance between human and machine, the comic features the Lexus LC 500 with a new, Wakandan spin and its role in helping the Black Panther defeat a legendary villain.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Chadwick Boseman attends the Marvel and Lexus Black Panther Party at Comic-Con San Diego on July 21, 2017.

Lexus and Marvel will celebrate their collaboration during Comic-Con after-hours at an exclusive Black Panther-themed event on Friday, July 21,  with special performances by DJ Lulo Café and a surprise headliner. During the invite-only event, six variant covers for the graphic novel will be revealed to industry guests and comic enthusiasts.

“This campaign clicked from the get-go,” said Mindy Hamilton, Marvel’s SVP of global partnerships. “We have this bold, sophisticated hero stepping into the spotlight for the first time, and it’s been a blast to work with the Lexus team to build out a story that’ll familiarize fans with T’Challa as well as his advanced home nation of Wakanda.”

Lexus’ collaboration with Marvel is being coordinated by Lexus’ multicultural advertising agency, Walton Isaacson.

Ushering in a new era of design and engineering at Lexus, the LC 500 is expressive and stylish, with enhanced dynamic capability and performance. Additional information on the flagship coupe can be found here.

Vikings Season 4 Volume 2 Comes Ashore in October

LOS ANGELES  (July 18, 2017) – New loyalties are formed and old ones are challenged when Vikings Season 4 Volume 2 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 3rd from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Battles, treachery and power grabs rage on in Vikings Season 4, Volume 2. Ragnar’s return to Kattegat following his shameful defeat in Paris escalates tension among his sons. Determined to save what remains of his legacy, Ragnar recruits Ivar for a perilous voyage to England, where he plans to attack the Saxons. Meanwhile, a prophecy that a woman will one day rule Kattegat deepens Aslaug and Lagertha’s feud.

With its fascinating plot twists, seething emotion and spectacular effects, this breathtaking series continues to conquer. Go behind the scenes to view more action, more lust and more excitement!

Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY broadcasts domestically in the U.S. MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings “Vikings” to the global audience, serving as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. “Vikings” is produced in association with Corus Entertainment, and the series also airs on HISTORY in Canada.

VIKINGS: SEASON 4 VOLUME 2 Special Features Include: 

  • Extended International Versions of Every Episode (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Extended/Director’s/Unrated Episodes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes – The Queen & the Shieldmaiden (explore the beloved and powerful women within this world.)
  • Behind the Scenes – King, Valhalla and the Legacy of Ragnar Lothbrok (Follow a stunt player as he is outfitted, coached through fight moves, and ultimately plays his death in battle before the cameras)

VIKINGS: SEASON 4 VOLUME 2
Street Date:  October 3, 2017
Screen Format: 16:9 (1.78:1)
Audio:  DVD: English DD 5.1; BD: English DTS-HD-MA 5.1; BD Extended Episodes: English DTS-HD-MA 6.1, Spanish DD 5.1, French (Parisian) DTS 5.1, Castilian DTS 5.1, Portuguese (Brazilian) DD 5.1
Subtitles: DVD: English SDH, Spanish, Quebecois; BD: English SDH, Spanish, Quebecois BD Episodes: English SDH, Spanish (Latin) + txt, Quebecois, French (Parisian) + txt, Castilian + txt, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian) + txt, Swedish.
U.S. Rating: TV-14

New Game of Thrones Limited Edition Iron Throne Pens Arrive

Following the first set of pens celebrating the great houses in Game of Thrones, Montegrappa has issued a new series of limited edition Iron Throne pens. Capturing the essence of the most coveted seat in Westeros, the Iron Throne pens will provide fans with a talisman to cherish.
The Iron Throne Pen
To represent the intricacies and complexities of the Iron Throne itself, Montegrappa’s artisans have fashioned a cap formed of overlapping swords representing the seven kingdoms. Their hilts rise above the cap’s top to create a crown, the pommels and blades running the length of the cap itself. Standing proud is a sword that serves as the pocket clip, its hilt bearing a fiery red ruby.
At the cap’s top, surrounded by the swords’ hilts, is the Game of Thrones logo. Along the pen’s barrel, artwork in die-cast, polished and burnished precious metal represents the saga through symbols evocative of the houses, from dragons to stags.
Details of the pen are enriched with Flaming White celluloid. Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne Pen is limited to 300 fountain pens and 300 rollerball pens in Sterling Silver, denoting the year of settlement of the last of the Targaryen Kings (300AC). Seven exclusive fountain and rollerball pens cast in solid 18k gold represent the number of Kingdoms. The fountain pen is piston fed, with nib traditionally made in 18k gold, engraved with the image of the throne itself.

UCP Expanding Development Slate w/ Dan Harmon, The Raven Cycle & more

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES KEY PROJECTS EXPANDING AWARD-WINNING STUDIO’S DISTINGUISHED GENRE DEVELOPMENT SLATE

 

Notable Projects Include:

Maggie Stiefvater’s New York Times Bestselling Series “The Raven Cycle” With Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) And Michael London of Groundswell Productions (“The Magicians”)

Hugh Howey’s Renowned Post-Apocalyptic Series “Sand” With Gary Whitta (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), Marc Forster (“World War Z”) And Imperative Entertainment

“Sirens of Titan” With Dan Harmon (“Rick & Morty”) and Evan Katz (“Small Crimes”)

 

Announces Evan Spiliotopoulos (“Beauty and the Beast”)

To Write Highly Anticipated “Welcome to Hitchcock” Series


Options Iconic Hugo Award-Winning Science Fantasy Novel “Lord of Light”

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA- July 18, 2017– As the annual gathering of TV and comic’s most loyal fans at San Diego’s Comic-Con International 2017 kicks offtomorrow, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) unveiled today its annual genre development slate of notable projects for TV. The studio will also showcase talent and shows with fan-focused events, panels and screenings in conjunction with network partners at the celebrated convention. UCP series with a Comic-Con presence include: “12 Monkeys,” “Blood Drive,” “Channel Zero,” “Colony,” “Happy!,” “The Magicians,” “Mr. Robot” and “Psych: The Movie.”

 

“We’re passionate about genre at UCP and as our latest development slate shows, we continue to work with some of the industry’s most vibrant and imaginative talent to bring fans genre fare they can get behind,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. “What began with Battlestar Galactica has grown into a mainstay for UCP as the genre itself has exploded into the mainstream.”

 

UCP today announced it is developing Maggie Stiefvater’s New York Times bestselling book series “The Raven Cycle” and Hugh Howey’s iconic post-apocalyptic novel series “Sand” for SYFY.

 

Based on Stiefvater’s four urban fantasy novels, “The Raven Cycle” tells the story of seventeen year old Blue Sargent who becomes involved with a group of four privileged private school boys on a quest to find a source of mythical and mysterious power hidden deep in rural Virginia. The closer they get to taking control of their destiny, the more threatening their journey becomes – both physically and emotionally, as Blue discovers she’s fated to kill one of the boys. Michael London (“The Magicians”) of Groundswell Productions will executive produce alongside showrunner/writer Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”) and Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”). Stiefvater will serve as co-EP. Hardwicke is also attached to direct the pilot.

 

“Sand,” a co-production with Imperative Entertainment, is an action drama set in a world ravaged by ecological devastation, savage winds, and shifting dunes. At its center is a family who makes their way in this world as sand divers: the elite few who can travel deep beneath the desert floor to retrieve mysterious and valuable relics lost to the dust. Adrift in the wake of their father’s disappearance years ago, they rely on skill and each other to endure this ruthless environment where otherwise good people lie, sabotage, and kill in order to survive. The series has an impressively large canvas of works, while telling a compelling and intimate story based on the best-selling dystopian novels by New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey, who is also set to executive produce. The novels will be adapted for television by Executive Producer Gary Whitta (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”). The pilot will be directed by Marc Forster (“World War Z”) who will also executive produce along with his partner Renee Wolf (“All I See Is You”); Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin (“All The Money in the World”), Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Justin Levy (“Teen Wolf”) will also serve as executive producers.

 

Following up to last year’s development announcement of “Welcome to Hitchcock,” UCP announced today that Evan Spiliotopoulos (“Beauty and The Beast”) is attached to write the series, which is inspired by the work of Hollywood’s master of suspense and brings a modern day take on the very best of Alfred Hitchcock with contemporary retellings of his classic tales from innovative filmmakers and high-profile actors. UCP will collaborate on the project with Vermilion Entertainment, the newly formed television production company by the founders of Cross Creek Pictures, as well as Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment. Columbus, Academy Award®-nominated producer Michael Barnathan, Timmy Thompson and Todd Thompson will serve as executive producers along with the Hitchcock Trust, as part of its development deal with UCP.

 

UCP is also working on “Sirens of Titan,” with Dan Harmon (“Rick & Morty”) and Evan Katz (“Small Crimes”). The story follows Malachi Constant, the richest man in 22nd-century America. He possesses extraordinary luck which he attributes to divine favor and has used to build upon his father’s fortune. He becomes the center point of a journey that takes him from Earth to Mars in preparation for an interplanetary war, to Mercury with another Martian survivor of that war, back to Earth to be pilloried as a sign of Man’s displeasure with his arrogance, and finally to Titan where he again meets the man ostensibly responsible for the turn of events that have befallen him.

 

The studio also announced it has optioned “Lord of Light,” based on the Hugo award-winning science fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. After humans have moved to a new planet, technological disparities allow a privileged few to assume the names and likenesses of deities, and rule over the common people. Tired of the system, a former “god” wages war against the unjust regime. Set to produce are Gale Anne Hurd (the “Terminator” trilogy) and Valhalla Entertainment; Barry Ira Gellar, Rich Angell and Mark B. Newbauer of Mike and Pike Productions.  Ashley Miller (“X-Men”) will executive produce and is also set to write the adaptation.

“The Raven Cycle,” “Sand,” “Sirens of Titan,” and “Lord of Light” are the latest addition to UCP’s impressive genre development slate, including two projects from its recently announced overall deal with legendary horror master John Carpenter: “Tales for a Halloween Night” for SYFY and “Nightside.”On the heels of their “Umbrella Academy” Netflix series pick-up, UCP also announced yesterday a renewed first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment to develop comic book IP and hit podcasts for TV. Currently, UCP is in various stages of production and script development on a range of series including: Season 3 of the award-winning “Mr. Robot,” “The Sinner,” “Damnation,” and“Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G” for USA Network; “Happy!” for SYFY; “The Purge” for USA Network and SYFY; “All That Glitters” for Bravo; and “Impulse” for YouTube Red.

 

UCP SERIES AND STUDIO PRESENCE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2017:

USA NETWORK’S ‘MR. ROBOT’ EXPERIENCE

From Universal Cable Productions, USA’s critically acclaimed series “Mr. Robot” will offer fans a chance to visit the nefarious E Corp’s “Bank of E,” located at 327 4th Avenue, and receive their own E Corp card loaded with E Coin currency. The E Corp card, which can also be opened online at e-coin.com, can be used throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter for food, drinks and other surprises at participating retailers (to be announced). ‘Con goers can also visit the show’s infamous Red Wheelbarrow BBQ, located next door to the Bank of E, and present their E Corp card for a BBQ meal. Superfans looking for a deeper “Mr. Robot” experience will have the chance to uncover clues, hints and surprises throughout Red Wheelbarrow and the Gaslamp, leading further into Elliot’s world. The Bank of E will be open for businessThursdayJuly 20 through Saturday, July 22 from 11am – 7pm and Sunday, July 23 from 11am – 4pm.

 

PANELS, SCREENINGS & EVENTS
Thursday, July 20th

Colony (USA Network): Cast and Creators Season 3 Panel Discussion

2:00pm – 2:45pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Battlestar Galactica (SYFY) Cast and Creator Reunion Panel

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Ballroom 20

12 Monkeys (SYFY): Cast and Creator Panel Discussion

7:15pm – 8:15pm – 6BCF

 

Friday, July 21st

Psych (USA Network):  Cast Reunion and Movie Sneak Peek

10:00am – 11:00am – Ballroom 20

 

 

Saturday, July 22nd

Happy! (SYFY): Premiere Screening and Cast Q&A

2:45pm – 3:45pm – 6BCF

The Magicians (SYFY) Panel Discussion with Cast

4:00pm – 4:50pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Channel Zero No End House (SYFY): Consumer Screening

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Horton Grand Theater

Blood Drive (SYFY): Consumer Screening

9:30pm – 10:30p – Horton Grand Theater

 

About Universal Cable Productions

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content for all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming includes:  the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,”  “Damnation”  (2017), “Falling Water,” “Playing House,” “Shooter,” ” The Sinner,” “Suits” and “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G” (2018) for USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” “Blood Drive,” “Channel Zero,” “Happy!” (2018), “Killjoys” and “The Magicians”for SYFY; “The Purge” (2018) for USA and SYFY; “All That Glitters” (2018),“Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” and “Imposters” for Bravo; “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” for E!; “The Umbrella Academy” (2018) for Netflix; “Impulse” (2018) for YouTube Red; “Difficult People” for Hulu; and“HarmonQuest” for Seeso. UCP’s content library also features critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Psych.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.

Watch the Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Full Trailer

Coming October 27, on the heels of the smash worldwide success of Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman, comes the bio pic about her creator, William Moulton Marston. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women explores the unusual relationship between professor Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and his student-turned-secretary Olive Byrne. Previously known to few beyond comic book scholars, the story finally gained mainstream attention in Jill Lepore’s excellent The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises

The film stars Luke Evans as Marston, Rebecca Hall as Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Bella Heathcote as Olive. It also stars Connie Britton with Oliver Platt portraying M.Cm Gaines, the comic book mogul who challenged Marston, a one-time critic of comics, to write one for All-American Comics.

The Lion King gets Signature Collection Treatment in August

BURBANK, Calif. (July 16 2017) — It was announced today at D23 Expo that in August, one of the biggest animated films in history—The Lion King—joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. The coming-of-age masterpiece, filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award®–winning music (1994: Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”), arrives on Digital on Aug. 15 and on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 29.

Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive,  brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of The Lion King.

The Lion King follows the adventures of Simba, a feisty lion cub who cannot wait to be king, as he searches for his destiny in the great “Circle of Life.” The film earned a Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical and inspired a Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical that is currently the third longest-running musical in Broadway history. In 2019, a reimagined live-action film, helmed by Jon Favreau, will delight audiences with the thrilling retelling of the original tale utilizing groundbreaking technological advances—as only Disney can do.

The Lion King is the fifth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. It takes its place alongside Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio and Bambi.

Bonus Features:

BLU-RAY, DIGITAL*:

  • Brand New Sing-Along Version
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with commentary by producer Don Hahn and co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  • Visualizing a Villain – Against a backdrop of live dancers and the animated “Be Prepared” sequence, artist David Garibaldi paints a masterpiece of evil.
  • The Recording Sessions – Watch rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. Intro by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  • Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation – Nathan Lane (Timon) and Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) offer candid and hilarious insights into their Lion King experiences.
  • Inside the Story Room – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff present archival footage of five original story pitches.

o    Circle of Life – See how color creates emotion and meaning in the film’s iconic opening.
o    Simba & Nala – See how elements proposed in story meetings evolve into what appears onscreen.
o    Simba Takes Nala Out to Play – …And, sometimes what seems funny in story meetings never makes it into the film!
o    Hakuna Matata – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff sing, act and dance their hearts out as they pitch the “Hakuna Matata” sequence.
o    Rafiki and Reflecting Pool – Co-directors Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff pitch a sequence that became the emotional heart of The Lion King to Producer Don Hahn.

  • Music & More – Sing along to your favorite songs from the movie!

o   “Circle of Life”
o   “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
o   “Be Prepared”
o   “Hakuna Matata”
o   “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”

  • Galleries

o   Visual Development – Explore a gallery of striking artwork that inspired the movie’s look and feel.
o   Character Design – Trace the development of the film’s unforgettable characters through early concept art drawings.
o   Storyboards – Examine storyboards created in the development of The Lion King.
o   Layouts – Feast your eyes on layouts created in the development of The Lion King.
o   Backgrounds & Layouts – Journey through a gallery of landscape paintings that shaped the world of The Lion King.

  • Classic Bonus Features (Digital Only) – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as bloopers, audio commentary, deleted and alternate scenes, and in-depth journeys into the music, film, story, animals and stage show.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy), Digital HD/SD, DVD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 89 minutes
Rating: G in U.S. and Canada
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 1.78:1, DVD Feature Film = 1.78:1
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Subtitles: English ESL, English SDH, French & Spanish

Mind MGMT and Flutter Comics Developed for TV

Mind MGMT and Flutter Comics Developed for TV

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS AND DARK HORSE ENTERTAINMENT RENEW FIRST-LOOK DEAL;

 

ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF POPULAR COMIC BOOKS “MIND MGMT,” “FLUTTER” AND HIT PODCASTS “TANIS,” “THE BRIGHT SESSIONS” FOR TV 

“The Blacklist” Producer Dan Cerone to Develop “Mind MGMT”

 

Katherine Lindberg and Marc Rosen (“Sense8”) To Adapt “Flutter”

               

“The Son’s” Lee Shipman and podcast creator Terry Miles To Adapt “Tanis” With Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead”) and Debbie Liebling (“South Park”) Producing

 

Gabrielle G. Stanton (“The Flash”) To Adapt “The Bright Sessions” With Creator And Star Lauren Shippen

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA- July 17, 2017- On the heels of their “Umbrella Academy” series pick-up on Netflix, Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment have renewed their first-look deal to continue developing and producing scripted programming from the distinguished publisher’s comic book library, as well as new original material. UCP continues to roll out its impressive genre development slate with Dark Horse Entertainment’s “Mind MGMT,” from Matt Kindt, to be developed for TV by Dan Cerone (“The Blacklist”); “Flutter” based on Jennie Wood’s acclaimed LGBTQ comic, being adapted by Katherine Lindberg and Marc Rosen (“Sense8”); “Tanis,” based on the hit podcast, to be developed by Lee Shipman (“The Son”) and Terry Miles, creator of the podcast, and produced by Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead”) and Debbie Liebling (“South Park”) through their company POD 3; and “The Bright Sessions” being adapted for television by Gabrielle G. Stanton (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Flash”) and the creator and star of the podcast, Lauren Shippen.

 

“Dark Horse Entertainment is a comic mastermind with deep knowledge of the genre and an expertise in developing content” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of Development, Universal Cable Productions. “We’re excited to continue to partner with Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg as we kick off our series Umbrella Academy on Netflix and shepherd the many adaptions we have set up around town.”

 

“Dark Horse is proud to continue its partnership with Universal Cable Productions. Our companies have worked together closely with great success. We have some exciting projects in the works and couldn’t be happier about continuing the relationship,” said Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse Entertainment.

UCP and Dark Horse are developing the popular graphic novel from New York Times Best-seller and artist Matt Kindt “Mind MGMT,” which will be adapted for television by Dan Cerone (“The Blacklist”). The series follows a true crime writer searching for the truth behind a mysterious airline flight who discovers a secret government agency of spies with psychic abilities. Henry Lyme, the former top agent, has gone rogue and is working to investigate and dismantle the organization.

 

“Flutter,” is based on the critically acclaimed, award-winning LGBTQ graphic novel series created and written by Jennie Wood with art by Jeff McComsey, published by 215 Ink, about a teenage shapeshifter who turns herself into a boy to get the straight girl that she has a crush on. Katherine Lindberg and Marc Rosen (“Sense8″) are writing the television adaptation.

 

Additionally, UCP and Dark Horse are developing two podcasts for television:

 

“Tanis,” is based on the serialized, bi-weekly podcast. The series follows Nic Silver on his search to unravel what he thinks might be the last great mystery of the internet age. “Tanis” is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur. Lee Shipman (“The Son”) is attached to adapt with podcast creator Terry Miles. Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead”) and Debbie Liebling (“South Park”) will produce through their company POD 3, along with Dark Horse.

 

“The Bright Sessions,” is a science fiction drama that follows a mysterious therapist and her unique set of patients, each struggling with a supernatural ability. Created and written by Lauren Shippen, the podcast has been downloaded over 6 million times in under 2 years and was widely recognized as one of the best podcasts of 2016. The development for television is being written by Gabrielle G. Stanton (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Flash”) and Shippen.

 

The studio and publisher previously announced the active development of “Harrow County,” based on the comic book written by Cullen Bunn (“The Damned,” “The Sixth Gun”) and illustrated by Tyler Crook (“Bad Blood”), and the Eisner award-winning “Concrete” from comic legend Paul Chadwick.

 

“Mind MGMT,” “Flutter,” “Tanis” and “The Bright Sessions” are the latest additions to UCP’s impressive genre development slate, including two projects from John Carpenter’s recently announced overall deal “Tales for a Halloween Night” for SYFY and “Nightside.”  In addition to the recent series pick-up of “Umbrella Academy” on Netflix with Dark Horse, UCP is currently in various stages of production and script development on a range of series including: “Happy!” for SYFY; “The Sinner,” “Damnation,” and “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G” for USA Network; “The Purge” for USA Network and SYFY; “All That Glitters” for Bravo; and “Impulse” for YouTube Red.