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MARVEL CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH TERRIFYING STORIES IN CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1!
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MARVEL CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH TERRIFYING STORIES IN CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1!

New York, NY — This October, join Marvel Comics and some of your favorite heroes for tales of fangs, claws and silent, stalking swamp creatures to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1! Paying homage to the original 1970s CRYPT OF SHADOWS anthology series, this giant-sized one-shot will feature a collection of stories that showcase just how creepy the Marvel Universe can be! Fans can expect supernatural adventures starring Moon Knight, Wolverine, Elsa Bloodstone, Man-Thing, and Werewolf by Night, plus the return of Bloodline, the daughter of Blade who made her first appearance earlier this year in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: AVENGERS/X-MEN #1! Bringing the horror will be an incredible lineup of talent including former Marvel editor Chris Cooper, known for his groundbreaking work on the original DARKHOLD series, with a story featuring Morbius and the star of Cooper’s DARKHOLD saga, Victoria Montesi. Joining him with spine-chilling tales of their own will be creators Al Ewing, Danny Lore, Rebecca Roanhorse, Adam Warren, Chris Condon, Karen S. Darboe, Geoff Shaw, Ibrahim Moustafa, and more!

The heroes of the Marvel Universe spend most of their time in the bright sun, flying high above it all…but every once in a while, they venture into the darkness that lurks in the hidden corners of the world. There lurk the creatures, the monsters, the vampires…the ones who prey on innocence and goodness… Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information about CRYPT OF SHADOWS including story details and creative team announcements. In the meantime, check out the main cover by Leinil Francis Yu and prepare yourself for the most terrifying comic book of the year when CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1 arrives in October!

Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season Available on Disc 9/27
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Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season Available on Disc 9/27

BURBANK, CA – Ahead of the recently announced third season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is set to release Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD September 27, 2022. Featuring all 15 action-packed episodes from the exciting second season plus brand-new bonus features, Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $19.99 SRP for the DVD ($24.99 in Canada) and $24.99 for the Blu-ray ($29.99 in Canada), which includes a digital copy (U.S. only). The show is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers and is streaming on HBO Max.

Season two of Superman & Lois opens with the dust still settling in Smallville following the shocking outcome of last season’s confrontation between Morgan Edge and Superman. With Smallville on the national map for the first time in the town’s history, Lois Lane faces fresh challenges in her latest journalistic endeavors, while Jordan and Jonathan also find themselves dealing with change.

Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl, Arrow), Elizabeth Tulloch (Supergirl, Grimm), Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere), Alex Garfin (New Amsterdam), Erik Valdez (Graceland), Inde Navarrette (13 Reasons Why), Wolé Parks (All American), Tayler Buck (Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living), Sofia Hasmik (All the Bright Places), with Dylan Walsh (Blue Bloods) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage). Based on the DC characters, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series was developed by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Batwoman, Supergirl) and Todd Helbing (The Flash, Black Sails), who executive produce alongside Sarah Schechter (All American, Riverdale), Geoff Johns (Titans, DC’s Stargirl, Wonder Woman) and David Madden (Kung Fu, Save the Last Dance).

BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Fractured: The Heart of Bizarro
  • The DC Heroes: Path to Glory

15 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. What Lies Beneath
  2. The Ties That Bind
  3. The Thing in the Mines
  4. The Inverse Method
  5. Girl…You’ll be a Woman Soon
  6. Tried and True
  7. Anti-Hero
  8. Into Oblivion
  9. 30 Days and 30 Nights
  10. Bizarros in a Bizarro World
  11. Truth and Consequences
  12. Lies That Bind
  13. All is Lost
  14. Worlds War Bizarre
  15. Waiting for Superman

DIGITAL

Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season 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 Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and others.  

BASICS

Street Date: September 27, 2022

BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

Running Time: Approx. 705 minutes

EC Run Time: Approx. 27 minutes

DVD

Price: $19.99 SRP ($24.99 in Canada)

3-Discs (3 DVD-9s)

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – English SDH

Blu-Ray

Price: $24.99 SRP ($29.99 in Canada)

3-Discs (3 BD-50s)

Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English

BD Subtitles – English SDH

WIFELIKE – In Select Theatres & Available On Digital August 12
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WIFELIKE – In Select Theatres & Available On Digital August 12

A grieving detective in the near-future (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hunts down criminals who trade artificial humans on the black market. In the fight to end AI exploitation, an underground resistance attempts to infiltrate him by sabotaging the programming of the artificial human assigned as his companion (Elena Kampouris) to behave like his late wife. She begins to question her reality as memories of a past life begin to surface in a world where nothing is as it seems.

Written and Directed By James Bird                           

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Elena Kampouris, Doron Bell, Agam Darshi, Sara Sampaio, Alix Villaret, Fletcher Donovan, CJ Perry, Stephen Lobo

Produced by Scott Karol, Steven Paul

Run Time: 105 minutes

Rating: Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence and language

Synopsis: A grieving detective in the near-future (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hunts down criminals who trade artificial humans on the black market. In the fight to end AI exploitation, an underground resistance attempts to infiltrate him by sabotaging the programming of the artificial human assigned as his companion (Elena Kampouris) to behave like his late wife. She begins to question her reality as memories of a past life begin to surface in a world where nothing is as it seems.

American Carnage arrives August 30 on Blu-ray and DVD
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American Carnage arrives August 30 on Blu-ray and DVD

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The new horror-comedy American Carnage arrives August 30 on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Lionsgate. The political satire features Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Night Teeth), Jenna Ortega (Scream, X, You), and Eric Dane (Euphoria,” “Grey’s Anatomy). American Carnage will be available for the suggested retail prices of $21.99 for Blu-ray (+ Digital), and $19.98 for DVD.
                                    
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
After a governor issues an executive order to arrest the children of undocumented immigrants, the newly detained youth are offered an opportunity to have their charges dropped by volunteering to provide care to the elderly. Once inside the eldercare facility, the volunteers discover the governor and the facility’s supervisor have cooked up a horrifyingly depraved conspiracy that endangers the young and the old in this twisted thriller-comedy.
 
BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Diego Hallivis, Writer-Producer Julio Hallivis, and Producer Andrés Rosende
  • Behind the Scenes of American Carnage
    • The Story
    • The Meat of American Carnage
    • Latinx Representation in Hollywoood
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Big Splash
    • Spitting Facts

CAST
Jorge Lenderborg Jr.                 Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Night Teeth
Jenna Ortega                            Scream, X, You
Allen Maldonado                     Black-ish, The Last O.G.
with Brett Cullen                     Lost, Devious Maids
and Eric Dane                          Euphoria, The Last Ship, Grey’s Anatomy

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2022
Title Copyright: American Carnage  © 2021 Don’t Look Back Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 
© 2022 Saban Films LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials. All Rights Reserved.
Type: New Release
Feature Run Time: 101
Rating: R
Genre: Twisted Thiller
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 101 Mins.
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Format: 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio

Street Date: 8/30/22
Blu-ray™ (+ Digital): $21.99 SRP
DVD: $19.98 SRP

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Releases New Trailer
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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Releases New Trailer

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.  Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Paramount has released a teaser trailer for the march 2023 release.

Directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Michael Gilio

Story by Chris McKay & Michael Gilio

Based on HASBRO’S DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Produced by Jeremy Latcham, p.g.a., Brian Goldner, Nick Meyer

Executive Producers: Denis L. Stewart, Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Chris Pine, Zev Foreman, Greg Mooradian

Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant

REVIEW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Seventh and Final Season
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REVIEW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Seventh and Final Season

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow didn’t start off being an off-the-wall ensemble, but as the various actors’ comedic talents lightened the dire circumstances, the producers pivoted and leaned into the absurdity. As a result, it became one of the freshest concepts on the CW, super-heroic action without as much angst (or shadow). When it worked, it was very entertaining but that came sporadically, oftentimes getting silly when they needed more restraint.

Still, the lovable ever-changing band of heroes has endured through seven seasons and unlike many shows, ended on a high note. All thirteen episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Seventh and Final Season can be enjoyed on the Blu-ray box set from Warner Home Entertainment.

When last we left our stalwart misfits, a Waverider popped into the sky and destroyed the Waverider they were using. Now stranded in 1925, they have to adapt and find a way home. This leads them on a cross-country jaunt to find Dr. Gwyn Davies (Matt Ryan), the inventor of time travel. Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) are dubbed the Bullet Blondes, sisters in crime, prompting the nascent FBI to chase them, including J. Edgar Hoover (Giacomo Baessato), who turns out to be a robot suggesting something sinister is happening.  They also nicely handle the racism and sexism of the era.

Along the way, everyone gets their moment to shine as being stuck in one time period allows the writers to actually have the characters interact in new ways, deepening relationships. The odd relationship between Nate (Nick Zano) and Zari/Zari 2.0 (Tala Ashe) is resolved in a satisfactory manner. The odd friendship between Spooner (Lisseth Chavez) and Astra (Olivia Swann) is nicely handled. The best addition for this final season is Amy Louise Pemberton finally getting screentime as the AI Gideon made manifest thanks to a magical oops from Astra. Her fish-out-of-water naivete is refreshing. A less welcome addition was the return of Bishop (Raffi Barsoumian), who I just find annoying.

There is a very nicely handled 100th episode, directed by Lotz, that brings back Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée), Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel), and even Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvil) in a delightful way.

As things begin to wrap up in this short season, we get the sense that the crew was veering away from recognizable DC Comics sources. As a result, Donald Faison turning up as Booster Gold is a nice twist, although I wish more were done with him.

The frustrating part of the final episode is the tag, which leaves things in disarray. A risky gambit from the Berlanti stable knowing the CW was changing and DC’s shows were in danger. Sure enough, the cancellation came weeks after the final episode aired.

The shows look terrific with a solid 1080p high definition transfer with an equally fine DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track so home viewing will be enjoyable. The episodes are supported with the usually funny Gag Reel, some deleted scenes, the 2021 SDCC Legends panel, and a short featurette on the 100th episode.

Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel by Dave McKean
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Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel by Dave McKean

Now I work in marketing, so I know not to trust marketing copy. (Don’t ask me how many times I’ve gotten something subtle wrong – or something obvious wrong.) But I have to look askance at the insistence of Raptor ‘s descriptive copy of being “Dave McKean’s first creator-owned character.”

I mean, this is still a world in which Cages  exists, right? Surely he didn’t do that as work-for-hire? (If he did, the world of comics is vastly more predatory and horrible than even I thought.) And there are original characters in things like Pictures That Tick  and his smutty book Celluloid , as well. So I wonder if that phrase is just puffery to say “hey, this is important” or if it’s using “creator-owned character” in the specifically comics sense of “a thing we expect to exploit in a lot of media for decades, starting now!”

In any case: Sokol! The sensational character find of 2021! A moody guy in a fantasy landscape who kills monsters, I think (mostly off-page) and then sometimes screws up handling the aftermath, letting the local villagers make things worse than the with-monster status quo!

Oh, and he’s not really the main character of this book, because it’s by Dave McKean, and nothing can be straightforward or not about the creation of art in a Dave McKean book. Arthur, who is some manner of late 19th century gentleman (he doesn’t seem to have to work, or at least doesn’t do anything in the course of this book) and who recently lost his lovely wife Amy, is writing the story of Sokol as a way to break his grief. His brother, Ed, would prefer that Arthur join his occult group instead, for the usual vague focus-your-mind and maybe transform-the-world aims.

The stories of Arthur and Sokol trade space on the page, with McKean’s elegant – sometimes too elegant, since he’s never seen a ten-dollar-word he couldn’t replace with a fifteen-dollar one – prose as captions to give atmosphere and some context to their experiences. It’s still McKean, though, so it’s moody and evocative, with wordless sequences in which dark birds transform into blue women who fuck (?!) one of the main characters in what I hope is meant to be creepy rather than happy.

Raptor is not as clearly about grief as I thought it would be, with Arthur’s mourning so central to it. Sokol does not seem to have lost anything, and his story has nothing to do with loss. The mystic rigmarole also does not seem to have anything to do with contacting the dead: it’s more the 19th century equivalent of aligning one’s chakras and becoming one with the numinous aether.

What we do get is a lot of scenes. Sokol tromps around, and may have been rewritten by Arthur (after meeting Arthur, because it’s that kind of book) to create a better ending to his first major story. (Or maybe this ending will be even worse; such is life.) Ed and Arthur sit around like clubmen discussing Very Serious Things, and stand and declaim at Tarot cards with the rest of the mystic group. There are scenes that are clearly Meaningful and Symbolic and possibly even Mystic themselves. None of this forms a conventional narrative, because Dave McKean.

Frankly, like a lot of McKean’s work, I don’t bother to do all the work to figure out just exactly what it is about. It’s moody and gorgeous and full of fancy words and fine feeling, and that’s fine: it doesn’t need to add up to anything. So I can tell you that I think McKean does intend it all to add up to something, but I could not tell you what that “something” is.

Perhaps the further adventures of this “creator-owned character” will give us all more context.

Reposted from The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent.

Fright Night Makes 4K Debut October 4
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Fright Night Makes 4K Debut October 4

SYNOPSIS

Meet Jerry Dandrige. He’s sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he’s the perfect neighbor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there’s just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red, and straight from the jugular! It’s FRIGHT NIGHT, a horrific howl starring Chris Sarandon as the seductive vampire and William Ragsdale as the frantic teenager struggling to keep Jerry’s deadly fangs out of his neck. Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster (Ragsdale) knows Jerry’s bloodcurdling secret. When Charley can’t get anybody to believe him, he turns to TV horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), who used to be the “Great Vampire Killer” of the movies. Can these mortals save Charley and his sweetheart Amy (Amanda Bearse) from the wrathful bloodsucker’s toothy embrace? If you love being scared, FRIGHT NIGHT…will give you the nightmare of your life.

DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + original Dolby Stereo

BLU-RAY™ FEATURE DISC

  • Feature presented in High Definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • 5.1 + original Dolby Stereo
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Deleted Scene Storyboards – Tom Holland guides us through the film’s only deleted scene, using his personal pre-production storyboards
    • NEW: Holland/Beyda Spec Trailer with an Introduction by Tom Holland – the never-before-seen alternate trailer cut by Fright Night editor Kent Beyda with the guidance—and narration—of Tom Holland
    • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom Holland, Actors Chris Sarandon & Jonathan Stark, Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Sullivan
    • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom Holland, Actors William Ragsdale & Stephen Geoffreys, FX Artist Randall Cook, Moderated by Journalist Jeremy Smith and Filmmaker Tim Sullivan
    • You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night
    • What is Fright Night
    • Tom Holland: Writing Horror
    • Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES DISC

  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Fright Night 35th Anniversary Script Read – an anniversary cast reunion and script reading featuring writer/director Tom Holland and special guests including Rosario Dawson, Jason Patric, and many more!
    • NEW: The Queer Lens: Bryan Fuller in Conversation with Amanda Bearse – a candid discussion between Fright Night aficionado Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror) and Fright Night star Amanda Bearse about the Gothic’s queer roots, the film’s queer subtext, and its metaphorical power
    • NEW: A Novel Approach: The Splatterpunk Story of the Fright Night Novelization – Tom Holland, Fright Night novelization authors John Skipp and Craig Spector, and publisher Mark Alan Miller discuss how the progenitors of the splatterpunk genre came to work on the book, their writing process, and the novel’s enduring legacy
    • NEW: SFX Storyboard Comparisons – a selection of original storyboards from key effects sequences, compared with their final filmed versions
    • Roddy McDowall: From Apes to Bats
    • Tom Holland and Amanda Bearse Talk Fright Night
    • Round Table with Tom, Stephen and William
    • Shock Till You Drop Presents Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek
    • First Ever Fright Night Reunion Panel – Fear Fest 2 (2008)
    • Weekend of Hell Panel with Amanda and Stephen
    • Vintage EPK with Behind-the-Scenes Raw Footage

CAST AND CREW

Written and Directed By: Tom Holland
Produced by: Herb Jaffe
Cast: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys and Roddy McDowall
 SPECS

Run Time: Approx. 106 minutes
Rating: R
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.39:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD MA

Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future Breaks into Homes  August 9
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Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future Breaks into Homes August 9

Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment, announces the release of NEON and DECAL’s Crimes of the Future coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD August 9, 2022.

A performance artist – who turns the removal of organs into real time theatre – is forced to consider the most shocking performance of all as the government and a strange subculture take note of his act.

Written and directed by David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence), the film is his directorial return to the science fiction and horror genres for the first time since the 1990s. Cronenberg
pioneered the “body horror” genre involving mutation, parasites, and medical conditions.

“Terrifying. Shocking. There will be blood.” The New York Times

The SCI-FI thriller was recently in 500+ theaters and stars Best Actor Academy Award nominated
Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence), Best Actress Academy Award
nominated Kristen Stewart (Spencer, The Twilight Saga), Léa Seydoux (No Time to Die, The French
Dispatch
), and Scott Speedman (Grey’s Anatomy, Felicity).

Fans Can Win a Custom “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Themed XBox Series S Console
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Fans Can Win a Custom “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Themed XBox Series S Console

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 (New York, NY): Paramount Consumer Products announces a bodacious summer sweepstakes that will make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) fans scramble for their coins. Every month from July to October, one lucky fan will level up their gaming station with a custom-sculpted, hand-painted, totally rad XBox Series S console! Check out how to enter the giveaway below. The first sweepstakes kicks-off in partnership with G4TV and features an iconic Shredder console as the first giveaway!

How to Enter: Between July 13th and July 21st, follow the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (@TMNT) and/or G4TV (@G4TV) accounts on Instagram or Twitter and reply with the hashtag #TurtlePowerSweepstakes in the comment section of the post and/or tweet announcing the Sweepstakes  for a chance to win this tribute to the Turtles’ legendary arch-nemesis. For a full list of rules, how to enter, and more amazing retro gaming merch, please visit www.turtlepowersweepstakes.com.

Also, fans are encouraged to share their pics and videos of why they love the villainous mastermind (not necessary to enter the sweepstakes; see official rules). Do you rock a mohawk like Bebop? Name your cat Shredder? Store your toy collection in a life-size sewer replica? Then SHARE AWAY! 

More to Come: The fun will continue throughout the summer for TMNT fans with three additional sweepstakes – one in August, one in September, and one in October – for a chance to win additional themed, custom Xbox Series S consoles. While those designs are currently top secret, the next sweepstakes will be unlocked in August with full information available at www.turtlepowersweepstakes.com