Tagged: Terminator Salvation

Supernatural Season 9 Appears September 9

Supernatural S9BURBANK, CA (June 10, 2014) – The exhilarating and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group delivers the ninth season of Supernatural on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9, 2014. Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season contains all 23 gripping episodes from Season Nine and is packed with over four hours of bonus content – including featurettes, commentaries, a Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Fans that purchase the Blu-ray™ will also have access to a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes. Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season is priced at $59.98 SRP on DVD and $69.97 SRP on Blu-ray™.

How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host’s descent to Earth, Sam and Dean are now facing a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, who soon form their own chaotic agendas. Before tackling the threat of the “loose nukes” roaming the globe, however, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel finds he’s more vulnerable – and yet capable of more humanity – than ever. As the threat escalates, a way must be found to reopen the gates of Heaven and head off a demon insurrection in Hell. The whole time, darkness leaves its mark on Dean, but has he finally crossed the line to protect his family? The excitement of this 23-episode ninth season is positively epic.

Airing Tuesdays at (9/8c) on The CW, Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th, Gilmore Girls) and Jensen Ackles (Smallville, My Bloody Valentine) as Sam and Dean Winchester, in addition to Misha Collins (24, Girl Interrupted) as Castiel. Created by Eric Kripke (Revolution), the ninth season of the hit series was executive produced by Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Jeremy Carver (Being Human), Phil Sgriccia (Smallville), McG (Terminator Salvation) and Adam Glass (Cold Case).  Supernatural returns for its tenth season this fall.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season will be released in 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.


  • The Men of Letters Interactive Set ExperienceInteractive menu allows the viewer access to numerous featurettes hidden in the various rooms of the Men of Letters set.

·        Men Of Letters – a Set of Featurettes

o   Men of Letters: The Winchester Legacy – This documentary featurette will explore the rich mythology of the Men of Letters – from its roots with the Winchester family to the hidden compound that was passed down to Sam and Dean by their grandfather.

o   Designing the Men of Letters Bunker – From concept to completion, Production Designer Jerry Wanek will guide us through the creation of Supernatural’s largest set.

o   Supernatural – Bound by Blood: Decisions and Consequences – The documentary featurette explores the ninth season’s theme of consequences for Sam and Dean.

o   Crow’s Nest Tour- Production Designer Jerry Wanek takes the viewer on a set tour of the Crow’s Nest.

o   Library Tour – Production Designer Jerry Wanek takes the viewer on a set tour of the Library.

o   Lab – Production Designer Jerry Wanek takes the viewer on a set tour of the Laboratory.

o   Galley – Production Designer Jerry Wanek takes the viewer on a set tour of the Kitchen.

o   Dorms – Production Designer Jerry Wanek takes the viewer on a set tour of the Dormitories.

o   Room 7B – Production Designer Jerry Wanek takes the viewer on a set tour of the Dungeon.

  • 2013 Comic-Con Panel Cast and Producers discuss the upcoming storylines of Season 9.

·        Producer/Director Commentaries

o   Audio Commentary – “Blade Runners” – With actor Mark A. Sheppard and writing team Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner

o   Audio Commentary – “Mother’s Little Helper” – Writer/EP Adam Glass and Director/actor Misha Collins provide commentary on his directorial debut.

o   Audio Commentary (920 “Bloodlines”) – EP Jeremy Carver, Director/EP Bob Singer, and Writer/EP Andrew Dabb provide commentary on the backdoor pilot Supernatural: Bloodlines

  • Behind the Scenes of Supernatural: A Fan’s Perspective – Mockumentary hosted by Misha Collins going behind the scenes on the set of Supernatural.

·        Deleted Scenes

·        Gag Reel


  1. I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here
  2. Devil May Care
  3. I’m No Angel
  4. Slumber Party
  5. Dog Dean Afternoon
  6. Heaven Can’t Wait
  7. Bad Boys
  8. Rock and a Hard Place
  9. Holy Terror
  10. Road Trip
  11. First Born
  12. Sharp Teeth


  1. The Purge
  2. Captives
  4. Blade Runners
  5. Mother’s Little Helper
  6. Meta Fiction
  7. Alex Annie Alexis Ann
  8. Bloodlines
  9. King of the Damned
  10. Stairway to Heaven
  11. Do You Believe in Miracles?



Street Date: September 9, 2014
Running Time: Feature: Approx 1012 min /Enhanced Content: Approx 261 min.


Price: $59.98 SRP / NO MAP
6 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1), Portuguese
Subtitles – ESDH, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Thai
Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Catalog # 1000437615
UPC # 883929375011


Price: $69.97 SRP / NO MAP
4 BD-50s
1080p Full HD Video,
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English, Portuguese
Subtitles – ESDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Catalog # 1000436078
UPC # 883929373673

#SDCC: Scribe Awards/Media Tie-in Writers Panel

#SDCC: Scribe Awards/Media Tie-in Writers Panel

The International
Association of Media-Tie-in Writers
presented the fourth annual “Scribe” awards,
honoring such notable franchises as CSI, Criminal Minds, The X-Files, Star
Trek, Stargate, Star Wars,
and Dr. Who. Nominees on hand include Alina Adams
(As the World Turns), Max Allan Collins (G.I. Joe), Keith R. A. DeCandido
(Star Trek), Stacia Deutsch (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Jeff
Mariotte (CSI), Nathan Long (Warhammer), and Dayton Ward (Star Trek). The event was hosted by
moderator Collins and awards presenter Lee Goldberg (Monk).

Following are the nominated works. Winners are highlighted in bold.


As The World Turns: The Man From Oakdale by “Henry Coleman” & Alina Adams
CSI: Brass In Pocket by Jeff Mariotte
Psych: A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Read by William Rabkin


Star Trek Vanguard: Open Secrets by Dayton Ward
Star Trek: A Singular Destiny by Keith R.A. Decandido
Warhammer: Shamanslayer—A Gotrek and Felix Novel by Nathan Long
Terminator Salvation: Cold War by Greg Cox (Tie)
Enemies & Allies by Kevin J. Anderson (Tie)


Countdown by Greg Cox
GI Joe: Rise Of The Cobra by Max Allan Collins
The Tudors: Thy Will Be Done by Elizabeth Massie


Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Stacia Deutsch And Rhody Cohon
Bandslam: The Novel by Aaron Rosenberg 
Thunderbirds: Deadly Danger by Joan Marie Verba 


Congratulations to all the winners, including ComicMix’s own Aaron Rosenberg!

2010 home entertainment preview: not what you will be watching but how

2010 home entertainment preview: not what you will be watching but how

The future for home video in 2010 is taking shape
and as 2009 winds down, ComicMix, like everyone else, is looking ahead. The VHS
tape is gone, replaced by DVD and that too is now quickly getting replaced by
the Blu-ray. The Digital Entertainment Group says Blu-ray Disc set-top player
sales grew 112 percent over the same period last year. Blu-ray devices are at
the top of many consumers’ holiday wish lists this year are projected to be in
15 million U.S. homes by the end of this year.

With players now as cheap as $150, the penetration rate is
skyrocketing and the studios are cognizant of this. They also know that people
are reluctant to pay more for Blu-ray discs to replace their standard DVDs so
these new discs are coming in fancier packages and with lots of extras.

One of the key differences between standard DVD and Blu-ray
is that the BD Live function allows studios to continue offering fresh content
even after the disc goes on sale. McG, for example, did a live screening of Terminator Salvation with questions from viewers. As more filmmakers figure out
how to gain maximum mileage from this direct communications, it will keep the
Blu-ray more vital.

Over the past year, Walt Disney has been collecting their
films in two and three packs. Like most studios these days, you get the DVD and
a digital copy presuming you wish to download the film to watch on your device
of choice. Disney then added the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital disc to form the
mega set, so there’s just one version to sell to one and all – of course,
up-priced so the profits are fatter.


‘Terminator Salvation’ Ducati and DVD giveaway

‘Terminator Salvation’ Ducati and DVD giveaway

The real winner of the summer movie sweepstakes may well be motorcycle manufacturer Ducati, which managed to have their sleek cycles appear in two of the box office behemoths: Terminator Salvation and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In the latter, the Hypermotard merged with two other cycles to create the female Autobot Arcee.

In Terminator, the DVD of which went on sale this week, the film featured a Moto-Terminator, inspired by the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 bike. To celebrate this fact, Ducati, Warner Bros. and ESPN have teamed up to offer a contest, ending today. The winner receives a 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Motorcycle, worth a cool $10,340.

To learn more about the cycle and how it was turned into a Terminator, check out the featurette on the DVD.

What? You haven’t rushed out to get it yet? ComicMix can help. Warner Home Video has given us a standard format DVD to award to one of our fans.

Here’s the deal: like the ESPN contest, we’ll give you until Saturday, midnight Eastern time, to post a comment in this topic using your name and e-mail address. We will select a lucky winner at random who will have the DVD mailed out in time for holiday enjoyment.

McG Talks Terminator Salvation on BD-Live Tomorrow

McG Talks Terminator Salvation on BD-Live Tomorrow

We just got an alert from our friends at Warner Bros. that on Saturday, at 6 p.m. PST, Terminator Salvation director McG will particiate in a discussion with fans via BD-Live. Here’s the official release:

Experience the first-ever audio-enabled Live Community Screening (LCS) exclusive to owners of the Terminator Salvation Blu-ray Disc and hear director McG answer your questions during this BD-Live exclusive LCS on December 5th, 2009.  The Terminator Salvation LCS marks the first time that real-time audio will be available to enhance the interactive experience.

The LCS, which showcases the expansive capabilities and interactivity offered with Blu-ray and Warner Bros. BD-Live, will take place on December 5th at 6:00PM PST  (9:00PM EST) live from Los Angeles.  The LCS will allow fans that own a BD-Live capable Blu-ray Disc Player the ability to simultaneously watch the movie with McG and hear an interactive Q&A where they can submit questions about the blockbuster film to McG, directly from their home via their internet-connected computer or mobile device. The LCS will also feature the questions and answers in text form on screen.

Warner Bros. BD-Live is an interactive feature exclusive to the Blu-ray format that allows users to experience a variety of exclusive features.  In addition to access to the audio LCS, other exciting BD-Live content available to Terminator Salvation Blu-ray owners include:

  • Compilation of 10 viral videos from the “Resist or Be Terminated” alternate reality game revealing SKYNET’s secret plans.
  • The first episode of Terminator Salvation Machinima Series
  • Digital version of Issue #1 of the Terminator Salvation official movie prequel comic (available for a limited time only)

Warner Bros. BD-Live community members who have registered and signed up for the Terminator Salvation LCS will receive an emailed invitation to participate in the event. The first 100,000 members who RSVP will secure a spot for the screening. WB BD-Live registered users who own the Blu-ray Disc and have signed up for the BD-Live LCS event will be able to insert the disc, connect to WB BD-Live via broadband and logon to the LCS at this designated time to participate in this ground breaking exclusive event.

BD-Live is only accessible through a BD-Live enabled Blu-ray Disc™ played on an Internet-connected Blu-ray player (including PlayStation®3) with BD-Live capabilities and sufficient data storage.  Please consult your Player Manual or Player Support Website for more information.


Review: ‘Terminator Salvation’ on Blu-ray

Review: ‘Terminator Salvation’ on Blu-ray

There’s no doubt that when James Cameron made the first [[[Terminator]]]movie in 1984 he figured on telling his story and moving on. Little did he know that 25 years later, it would remain a cultural touchstone spawning sequels, a television series, books, comics, and stuff.

Wisely, Cameron also knew when it was time to move on. Coaxed back for the sequel, he delivered a high-octane action thriller that also pushed the limits of movie technology as we marveled at some of the earliest CGI that had our collective jaws drop.

After the ownership got passed around like a bowl of potato chips, The Halcyon Company now controls the destiny of SkyNet and their progeny. Earlier this year, they offered up [[[Terminator Salvation]]], moving the story to right after Judgment Day in 2018, but before someone thought to send Kyle Reese back in time. The fourth feature, therefore, is both a sequel to the trio of films and a prequel to the first film. In short, the resistance thinks they have a frequency that will stop the Terminators dead in their tracks and they prepare to unleash it, failing to understand that they’ve effectively brought the Trojan horse into their camp. That’s pretty much the story.

Directed by McG, it blows things up real good and real often but it doesn’t work terribly well as a story. The movie, out tomorrow on home video, is offered up in a number of ways. Blu-ray fans can have the three-disc special edition which offers up the Director’s Cut, the theatrical release, extras, and a digital copy. DVD fans can have the two-disc special edition. A single disc version of the theatrical release is also available.

The reason the story doesn’t work is that McG visualizes a world after the Terminators have laid waste to the world but he never digs deep to show us what society is like now that food is scarce and technological development has ground to a halt. There’s no sense that these are dwindling resources nor is there a clear understanding of who’s running the American resistance. Is there still a United States of America or a Commander in Chief? We’re shown the resistance leaders wandering the seas in a submarine to avoid detection but who are they, what are their ranks and why is Michael Ironside wasted as the clueless leader?

And then there’s John Connor, played this time by Christian Bale. Said a prophet of the future and a charismatic leader of the resistance, he seems to be occasionally a soldier following orders and other times he comes off as a regular messiah, the one man capable of rallying the troops and kicking metallic ass. We know little about him or his relationship with Kate (Bryce Dallas Howard), wandering pregnant with his child – a symbol of an optimistic future.

The movie has running and jumping, fighting, and yelling but we feel nothing for these characters because screenwriters John D. Brancato & Michael Ferris never slow down to let people explain themselves. When Marcus (Sam Worthington) joins the resistance and is revealed to be a unique cyborg, there’s a quick jump to conclude he’s a Terminator despite everything he’s done up to that terrifying moment. The one person to believe him is Blair (Moon Bloodgood) and no one pays her any attention.

Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) is sought by SkyNet but we’re never told why, we’re given no explanation why he’s been separated from the others humans who have been inexplicably rounded up by mammoth Terminators. Kyle, who believes himself one half of the complete Los Angeles resistance cell, is all about survival, but the qualities we saw Michael Biehn display in the first film is missing from his character here.

The talented cast is given little to do although Worthington is a revelation as the next great action star. Yelchin, seen weeks previously as the caricatured Pavel Chekov, displays some real talent as Reese. Similarly, Bloodgood both here, and in Wolverine, shows some real potential. Bale, Howard, Ironside, Jane Alexander and Helena Bonham Carter are merely wasted.

The movie ends and we’re not entertained, just disappointed. The three extra minutes in the director’s cut (far from the promised 40 minutes during the ramp-up to release) help smooth some things out but is too little to make much of a difference.

Having said all that, if you buy this, know that the Blu-ray looks and sounds spectacular.

Like The Watchmen, this offers up the Maximum Movie Mode which has McG pop up every now and then. He stands between two miniature screens, one showing the film and one showing concept drawings, animatics, costume design, and other tidbits to explain how they achieved the finished product. He’s enthusiastic and is accompanied by text information including a timeline of the Terminator universe to help put people and events into perspective (would have been nice to have that in the actual movie).

The other extras are the traditional assortment of behind-the-scenes featurettes starting with the 19-minute Reforging the Future which is an overview to the fourth film. There’s an eight-minute look at The Moto-Terminator the motorcycles in the film. We’re then given about nine other three-to-four minute clips dedicated to different elements of making the film, most involving blowing things up (30,000 gallons of kerosene was used for just one scene). The best of the lot was recreating Arnold Schwarzenegger’s look from 1984 for a T-600.

And that’s about it so you really need to have loved this film or the series to want to add this to your video library.

‘Terminator’ Rights Once More in Question

‘Terminator’ Rights Once More in Question

Pity Skynet. They rule the world of the future but can’t seem to get it right in the present. Rights to the Terminator franchise have been handed from one company to another and now Halcyon Holding Group is undergoing Chapter 11 reorganization which will affect plans for the Terminator.

Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood reports that Halcyon has retained FTI Capital Advisors to help them determine the best course of reorganizing. The production entity wound up this way after a dispute erupted between them and Pacificor, a Santa Barbara-based hedge fund.

“Based on our extensive due diligence, we believe the value of the Terminator franchise alone is substantially greater than the $30 million Halcyon paid for it in 2007,” Kevin W. Shultz, Senior Managing Director of FTI Capital Advisors, said in statement. “In our view, Halcyon enjoys a wide variety of strategic options and we intend to explore them all.”

In addition to the still-popular Terminator, Halcyon has first-look rights to the complete works of Philip K. Dick.

Terminator: Salvation suffered from weak reviews and poor box office, hoping to rake in some fresh cash when the DVD is released December 1. Producers from the television version, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, continue to hope to continue the saga in some new manner, possibly as direct-to-video tales. The second season DVD set was released last week.

McG Honors ‘Terminator’ Timeline

McG Honors ‘Terminator’ Timeline

McG showed off some footage from May’s Terminator Salvation to a gaggle of reporters then discussed the project.

 “The easy thing for us is that our movie happens after the bombs go off, so it’s a totally new beginning,’ he said of the film’s relationship to the timeline of the first three in the franchise. “Every other picture has been before Judgment Day. We’re largely treating it as though the bombs have gone off, but I’m not going to share exactly what year they went off. The movie itself is set in 2018, and we try our best to honor the timeline that has already been put in place.

“If we do our job properly, this movie will be regarded as a statement of the time and the place and the where and the when and the why and the how (of the entire franchise). Some things are set in stone though – the T-800 only comes around in 2029, and we’re building towards that place.”

Having said that, he noted that his film and the weekly Sarah Connor Chronicles series on Fox will have no relationship to one another.

Calling Josh Friedman, showrunner for the series, a friend, McG added, “I had a meeting with Josh, and I told him I wanted to honor it at all times but this is this and that is that. I know about episodic television, and what it takes to generate stories hour in and hour out every week…. We just can’t keeping chasing their story threads.” In other words, the alternate timeline of the TV series will remain on its own path.

Tim Boyle Wants to Direct ‘The Phantom Legacy’

Tim Boyle Wants to Direct ‘The Phantom Legacy’

Australia loves The Phantom, so when news broke over the weekend that the comic strip legend was returning to the silver screen, the local media began covering it in earnest.

Tim Boyle told the Courier Mail that he would love to direct The Phantom Legacy which he is writing. The writer/director most recently saw his The Plex released internationally. He has worked with far smaller budgets than the $87 million producer Bruce Sherlock estimated the film will require.

Boyle says he’s up to the challenge and envisions Sam Worthington as ideal for the Ghost Who Walks.  Worthington will next be seen in Terminator Salvation next May. Worthington also appeared in Boyle’s Fink so they are familiar with one another.

The writer has moved to Los Angeles for three months to work with Sherlock on locking down pre-production details from distribution to casting. A director choice is expected in January.

McG Confronts ‘Terminator’ Rumors

McG Confronts ‘Terminator’ Rumors

McG spoke to Total Film to address and dispel the four major rumors surrounding his forthcoming Terminator Salvation.

In clear language, he said that Ain’t It Cool News’ rumored ending was a fake. “That is not the ending. John Connor is not the machine. We did discuss that idea, but that is not the ending, I can say that right now.”

As to whether or not James Cameron blessed someone else directing his baby, McG said, “I did go to see James Cameron. He didn’t give us his blessing, but he didn’t shit all over our movie. When Jim was making Aliens, he was following the great Ridley Scott, so he knows how we feel.”

There was the issue about lead actor Christian Bale’s doubts about taking on the role of an adult John Connor. “I met Christian when he was shooting The Dark Knight. He told me to fuck right off, he didn’t want to do it. He said, ‘Write it so that it could be read cold on stage and I’ll think about doing it.’”

And finally, last week’s rampant rumor about Arnold Schwarzenegger making a cameo appearance. McG remains noncommittal and sly on the issue.