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Roddenberry’s Genesis II/Planet Earth Pilots on Disc in Sept.

Roddenberry’s Genesis II/Planet Earth Pilots on Disc in Sept.

Burbank, CA (August 18, 2020) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings consumers the opportunity to own more fan-favorite programming from the past several decades from the Warner Archive Collection. In September, five new TV and Animation titles will be released via Warner Archive including Prodigal Son: The Complete First Season, Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Season, Genesis II / Planet Earth – 2 Film Collection, Mom: The Complete Third Season and Riverdale: The Complete Fourth Season.

More details on all titles are included below.

PRODIGAL SON: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Available on Blu-RayTM and DVD September 8, 2020

Year: 2019-2020
Run Time:  880:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Sound Quality: DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English
Aspect Ratio: 2.0:1, 16 X 9 FULL FRAME
Product Color: COLOR
BD Disc Configuration: BD 50 (4)
DVD Disc Configuration: DVD 9 (4)

Criminal psychologist Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) knows how killers think and how their minds work. Why? His father is “The Surgeon,” a serial killer who has taken the lives of more than 20 people. He works with NYPD detective Gil Arroyo (Lou Diamond Phillips); Detective Dani Powell (Aurora Perrineau), a headstrong cop; Dr. Edrisa Tanaka (Keiko Agena), an off-center coroner; and Detective JT Tarmel (Frank Harts), who questions whether Bright is a psychopath himself. But Bright’s best resource is his homicidal yet oddly loving father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen). As he helps track down dangerous criminals, Bright also battles his own demons – and it doesn’t help that his mother, former leading socialite Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young), has an opinion on every aspect of his life. Thankfully, he has the support of his annoyingly normal sister, Ainsley (Halston Sage), a TV journalist. Malcolm Bright isn’t a serial killer, he was just raised by one.

MOM: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

Available on DVD September 15, 2020

Year:  2019-2020
Run Time: 411:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Sound Quality: DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – English
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, 16 X 9 Widescreen
Product Color:  COLOR
Disc Configuration: DVD9 (2)

Anna Faris and Emmy® and Oscar® winner* Allison Janney star in this hilarious and heart-wrenching comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory). Christy (Faris) is still sober and has her life mostly back on track, though she’s continually tested by her mother, Bonnie (Janney). Together, the two work to overcome their mistakes and build a better future. Now, Christy is well on her way to becoming a lawyer, while Bonnie is in a healthy romantic relationship and has just married Adam (William Fichtner). Through it all, they rely on their support system from AA, including the wise Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy); the wealthy and sometimes misguided Jill (Jaime Pressly); the overly emotional Wendy (Beth Hall); and Bonnie’s foster sister, Tammy (Kristen Johnston), who was recently released from prison. Collectively, they help each other stay sober in the face of whatever life throws at them.

RIVERDALE: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON

Available on DVD September 22, 2020

Run Time: 805:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Sound Quality: DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – English
Aspect Ratio: ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1, 16 X 9 FULL FRAME
Product Color: COLOR
Disc Configuration: DVD9 (4)

The fourth season of Riverdale begins with a farewell to Fred Andrews (Luke Perry). As Independence Day approaches, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) receives a phone call that will forever change his life. Through an emotional journey, with support from his girlfriend, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), and best friends Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Archie and the citizens of Riverdale grieve the loss of the town’s heart and soul. Our story continues with senior year at Riverdale High, which means varsity football games, cheerleading, back-to-school parties and college applications. But it also means bittersweet moments, like the first last day of high school. In the meantime, Archie honors his father and develops a deeper connection with his mother, Betty uncovers more about her mother and sister, Veronica goes unsupervised while her parents spend time in jail, and Jughead turns more to writing.

GENESIS II / PLANET EARTH – 2 FILM COLLECTION

Available on Blu-rayTM September 29, 2020

Year:  1973-1974, NEW 2020 1080p masters!
Run Time:  148:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Sound Quality: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English, MONO – English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color:  COLOR
Disc Configuration: BD 50 (1)

“My name is Dylan Hunt. My story begins the day on which I died.” So begins this sci-fi saga from visionary creator Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek). Genesis II follows NASA scientist Dylan Hunt (Alex Cord), who’s buried in his own suspended-animation machine at NASA’s underground Carlsbad complex following an earthquake. Revived in the terrifying 22nd century by the pacifists of PAX, descendants of his fellow scientists, he learns of The Great Conflict, a third and final world war that destroyed everything he knew. As an agent of PAX, Dylan seeks to spread the message of science and peace throughout this savage and strange new world called Earth. In Genesis II, he encounters the Tyranians, a mutant, militaristic neighboring civilization. In Planet Earth, Dylan (now played by John Saxon) journeys to the Confederacy, where a despotic matriarchy enslaves all males.

DC Fandome Adds Second Day in September

DC Fandome Adds Second Day in September

This just in: DC FanDome — the first-of-its-kind virtual experience for DC superfans globally — became too massive to contain in the four dimensions of only a single day on Earth-Prime! And we realized that not even The Flash could get through the entire 100+ hours of programming in 24 hours. With hours upon hours of content and choices of what to watch and explore, DC fans (including DC’s Jim Lee himself!) clamored for a way to access more of what DC FanDome has to offer. So, in order to super-serve the world’s finest fans, DC FanDome has been transformed into a two-part event: the eight-hour DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes show on Saturday, August 22, followed three weeks later by DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, a 24-hour, on-demand experience accessed via the DCFanDome.com program scheduler on Saturday, September 12.

“This is an incredible way to deliver for our fans and offer them twice the DC FanDome experience,” said Jim Lee. “Seeing all the feedback in real-time on social media, we realized that the only way to do ‘Justice’ to DC FanDome was to allow it to evolve and expand into two unique events.”

Completely free to fans worldwide, all DC FanDome content at both events will be presented in nine Earth languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
and Spanish.

In addition, the DC FanDome creators (no, not Perpetua) have set their fans free to explore both events on mobile devices. Now fully accessible on your phone or tablet as well as laptop or desktop, the DC FanDome experience can teleport with you to whichever dimension you choose to travel! Get ready to vibe!

Here’s the scoop on both events:

On August 22, fans will be transported into the DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, the epic world designed personally by Jim Lee and featuring special programming, panels, and exclusive reveals
from DC films, TV series, games, comics and more. The supercharged eight-hour show will air three times during a 24-hour period, allowing fans all across the world the chance to experience
DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes in their own universe. The superpowered event will begin at 10:00 am PDT at DCFanDome.com.

On September 12, DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse will offer DC fans the experience of a lifetime, with full access to more than 100 hours of on-demand content, beginning at 10:00 am
PDT. This is the time for fans to suit up and determine their own adventure, selecting from exclusive panel sessions, screenings, and never-before-seen content from the DC Multiverse of
films, television, comics and games. Fans, your timeline awaits — at your own pace and on your own schedule. Choose your path wisely with the help of the official DC FanDome: Explore the
Multiverse program scheduler found at DCFanDome.com. It doesn’t have the 12th-level intellect of Brainiac, but it will certainly be a great guide to help you explore the Multiverse on September
12!

And it’s not just the adults who get to have all the fun, the adventure is also heating up for young DC Super Hero fans. Launching Saturday, September 12, DC Kids FanDome will offer kids
(and their parents) a break from the seemingly endless “at home” summer with a kid-friendly companion event to DC FanDome, accessed separately at DCKidsFanDome.com. The one-day-only festivities kick off at 10:00 am PDT, and young Super Heroes in training around the world will not want to miss it!

DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes opens its doors on Saturday, August 22, at 10:00 am PDT, with an eight-hour show that will air three times during a 24-hour period.

DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse will be unleashed on Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am PDT, with 100+ hours of content available on-demand, to watch on your own schedule, for 24
hours.

DC Kids FanDome also launches on Saturday, September 12, at 10:00, am PDT, with its own kid-friendly companion site at DCKidsFanDome.com, accessible on-demand for 24 hours.

An Open Letter To DC Comics and the comic book industry

An Open Letter to DC Comics and the comic book industry

An open letter to DC Comics and the comic book industry:

The Black Panel has been a leading voice for creators of color for over 20 years. The Bad Boy Studio Mentor Program has outstanding alumni, some world-famous. Millions of Black people purchased the Guardian comic books. Milestone Comics was a groundbreaking achievement.

The link that ties them together is Michael Davis.

But for Milestone Comics, all are the creation of Michael Davis alone.

DC Comics is embracing Black Lives Matters as are many Black creators. They are leading with The Other History of DC Comics. From what I’ve read, Michael Davis created that and is not involved although he wants to be. This is just another in a long line of injustices DC Comics has done to Mr. Davis, who has written that a former DC Comics editor accused him of causing a “loud scene” at a meeting, and because of that, he was removed from a six-figure project.

When it was proven to be a lie, the company refused to reinstate the project. That’s just plain evil. Presenting him with an agreement that prevents him from ever working at DC Comics was much more corrupt.

The comics industry ignores this- it seems Black comic creators do as well. His partners used him then excluded him. He still supports them. I can find no support for this man even from people he has helped. That is truly shameful. Outside of the comic book world, it is quite a different story.

For goodness sake, there is a Michael Davis Auditorium at the Gordon Parks Academy in Kansas City. I have left out a great many things from his resume. His name next to one of the most celebrated thinkers of our time says it all.

WE CAN’T BREATHE, a film produced by Mr. Davis and Wayne Brady, the comedian about the killings of unarmed Black men and women, is a powerful message.

Mr. Davis and Mr. Brady did the short video as a promotion for LevelNext comic books. I saw the video at The Black Panel and was moved to tears as were others. This was three years ago when no comic book company was thinking about these topics. I hear he is disliked because he’s loud and demanding. I believe it’s because he won’t play anyone’s game.

It is nothing short of despicable that those who have claimed to be friends and allies stand by and do nothing to support this man. Some ridicule his depression and claim he faked his own death. God, I have no words for that kind of malice. No one stepped up to defend him, but he’s always there defending those who need it, even those who have betrayed him.

Shame on DC Comics, shame on Milestone Media, and shame on all he has helped who remain silent.

REVIEW: Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons

REVIEW: Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons

REVIEW: Deathstroke: Knights & DragonsIt seems every decade, DC and Marvel each introduce a major threat that captures the readership’s imagination. In the 1980s, for DC that was Deathstroke, a wonderfully complex opponent to the New Teen Titans, reaching a high point with the much-lauded “The Judas Contract” storyline in 1985. In the hands of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez, he rose head and shoulders above most other super-villains of the day.

Since then, he has been used by virtually every writer, pitting him against most every mask and cape in the DC Universe. He’s successfully crossed over to animation and even live-action television and film. As a result, depending on the creators involved, he remains a fascinating, deadly threat or a run of the mill villain used to merely show up the hero.

The most recent such example is the CW Seed animated miniseries, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, which is now out as a feature film from Warner Home Entertainment. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content, the story features yet another take on Slade Wilson and the choices he made from soldier to husband to mercenary to contract killer. Thankfully, it is in the hands of J.M. DeMatteis who understands characterization, comics, and has proven rather adept at bringing comics characters to other media.

DeMatteis focused on one of the most interesting aspects of Wilson (Michael Chiklis), that of a married man with a child. Whereas the comics had Wilson as the father of two with Adeline “Addie” Kane Wilson (Sasha Alexander) (and a daughter, Rose, with another woman, alluded to here), here, the focus is just on Joseph (Griffin Puatu) and Wilson keeps his alter ego a secret from his wife, who in the comics knew all about it. Their domestic tranquility, already tense from his frequent business trips, is shattered when the Jackal (Chris Jai Alex) leads a horde of H.I.V.E. agents to kidnap Joseph to force Wilson to do their Queen’s (Faye Mata) bidding.

Along the way, we find many other familiar DC faces such as Bronze Tiger (Delbert Hunt), Jade (Faye Mata), and of course, Lady Shiva (Panta Mosleh). None of whom figured in the original source material so it’s with relief that Wilson’s brother in arms, Wintergreen (Colin Salmon) is present.

The 87-minute compilation is smoothly edited and works better as a whole. Note that this is violent and earns its R rating repeatedly throughout the tale thanks to director Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) taking full advantage of his medium.

The single disc comes in a perfectly fine 1080p transfer, supported with a DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio mix. This makes for a good viewing experience. The sole special feature is Deathstroke: One-Man Death Machine (13:44), which nicely spotlights his evolution with commentary from Wolfman, Pérez, Chiklis, and Arrow’s Manu Bennett.

REVIEW: His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season

REVIEW: His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season

REVIEW: His Dark Materials: The Complete First SeasonI will admit that I have read only the first volume of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials, The Golden Compass, and I saws New Line’s feature film adaptation. It was an interesting take on the tropes as well as being an allegory about religion in our world. But one book was enough for me.

I thought one adaptation would be enough, too, but the HBO series based on the same material changed my mind. The eight episodes aired earlier this year and the season has been collected on Blu-ray from Warner Home Entertainment.

In this world, everyone’s soul is housed in an animal avatar known as daemons. There exists a faction that wants to separate the human from the soul as part of the Magisterium’s ability to control the population. They like their secrets and politics (as does any totalitarian regime) and the most intriguing notion may be that there exist parallel worlds.

Our focal point into this fascinating world is young Lyra (Dafne Keen, who you may remember from Logan)), who, accompanied by her daemon Pantalaimon (voiced by Kit Connor), goes searching for her best friend, who has been taken. Adventure awaits her, along with becoming an irritant to the Big Bad a.k.a. Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson). Her friend isn’t the only one taken and as she uncovers this secret, she becomes fascinated with something called Dust.

The worldbuilding slowly unfolds, affecting some of the pacing, but once things take off, we race along as the threats and dangers grow. So, too, does Lyra’s posse, including the aeronaut Lee Scorsby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and the gloriously large polar bear king Iofur Raknison (voiced by Peter Serafinowicz).

And while the first season ends, sort of, it does set us up for the approved second season, which has been trimmed to a mere seven episodes. The show is sumptuous to look at and after taking a moment to forget the film incarnations (played by Nicole Kidman and Sam Elliot among others), we grow to like the new interpretations.

The 1080p transfer in 1.78:1 sparkles, capturing the full range of colors and blacks remain deep. It is well accompanied by the DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track so viewers are in for a treat. The discs come complete with all the HBO-generated special features including Adapting His Dark Materials (4:00): Building His Dark Materials (6:00), Dressing His Dark Materials (3:00); The Daemons of His Dark Materials (4:00); James McAvoy – Bringing Lord Asriel To Life (3:00); Lin-Manuel Miranda – Bringing Lee Scoresby To Life (2:00); Ruth Wilson – Bringing Mrs. Coulter To Life (3:00);  Dafne Keen – Bringing Lyra Belacqua To Life (4:00); Making His Dark Materials (33:00),   narrated by Clarke Peters.

Welcome to the Blumhouse, 8 Films for Amazon Prime

Welcome to the Blumhouse, 8 Films for Amazon Prime

CULVER CITY, CA  – Amazon Prime Video announced: “Welcome to the Blumhouse”, a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios. Sharing the spine-tingling suspense that’s a Blumhouse signature, each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This slate marks the first ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected. The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles. “Welcome to the Blumhouse” will launch in October, timed for the Halloween season, on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Amazon Prime Video will launch the initial slate of four films as double features starting with The Lie directed by acclaimed writer/director Veena Sud (The Killing, 7 Seconds) and Black Box directed by up-and-coming writer/director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born with It), both premiering on October 6. Launching the following week on October 13 is Evil Eye, from talented young directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani (A Day’s Work, Jinn) and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico, White Tiger), and Nocturne written and directed by filmmaker Zu Quirke (ZugzwangGhosting) making her feature film debut. The latter four films will launch in 2021.

“We are excited to launch ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ with this exhilarating and provocative slate of original films for the first time ever on Prime Video. This collection from diverse and emerging filmmakers was a thrill to put together with our wonderful partners at Blumhouse Television,” said Julie Rapaport, Co-Head of Movies for Amazon Studios. “These chilling stories have something for everyone – ready to fright and delight genre fans and newcomers alike – and we are excited to share them with our global Prime Video customers.”

“We’re beyond excited that the visions of these talented filmmakers will finally be seen by genre fans around the world, especially during this time when people are seeking to escape and be entertained. And we love the innovative idea of programming like the classic drive-in or repertory theater experience,” said Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents Blumhouse Television. “Amazon have been incredible partners, linking arms and supporting the creative visions throughout the process of making these films.”

The Lie is written and directed by Veena Sud, and stars Mireille Enos (The Killing), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) and Joey King (The Kissing Booth 2, The Act). When their teenaged daughter confesses to impulsively killing her best friend, two desperate parents attempt to cover up the horrific crime, leading them into a complicated web of lies and deception. Produced by Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Christopher Tricarico, and Jason Blum. Executive produced by Howard Green, Kim Hodgert, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson and Aaron Barnett.

Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born With It) and script by Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman, Black Box stars Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World 3, The Circle), Phylicia Rashad (Creed), Amanda Christine (Colony), Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi, The 24th), Charmaine Bingwa (Trees of Peace, Little Sista), and Troy James (The Flash, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Jay Ellis, Aaron Bergman, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Mynette Louie and William Marks.

Based off the award-winning, best-selling Audible Original production from writer Madhuri Shekar, Evil Eye is directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, and stars Sarita Choudhury (Mississippi MasalaLady in the Water), Sunita Mani (GLOW), Omar Maskati (Unbelievable), and Bernard White (Silicon Valley). A seemingly perfect romance turns into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Guy Stodel, Anjula Acharia, Emilia Lapenta and Kate Navin.

Nocturne is written and directed by Zu Quirke in her breakout feature debut. Starring Sydney Sweeney (EuphoriaThe Handmaid’s Tale, Player’s Table), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: The Next LevelAnnabelle Comes Home), Jacques Colimon (The Society) and Ivan Shaw (InsecureCasual). Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Matthew Myers and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly.

DC Fandome 24-Hour Schedule Posted

DC Fandome 24-Hour Schedule Posted

One week from today, DC Entertainment’s 24-hour Fandome event will launch. The schedule was just released allowing you to create calendars so you don’t forget to attend your favorite events. The main interest will be getting new looks at the feature films that will eventually be released. There are how-tos, histories, and other con panels although exact panelists and hosts are not confirmed.

The schedule can be found here.

The international lineup of hosts include:

Érico Borgo (BRAZIL)
Known as geek culture’s main voice in Brazil, Érico Borgo is one of the founders of Omelete
Company and CCXP (Comic Con Experience). Entrepreneur, journalist and graphic designer,
Érico worked for 20 years at Omelete as their Head of Content and main influencer. During the
last six years there he also directed the three biggest auditoriums at CCXP and was responsible
for all the studio relations with the company. Among the milestones of his career are Brazil’s first
geek video show (OmeleTV), official Emmy commentaries broadcasted by Turner, and the
recognition by the industry of his contribution to the growth of pop culture and geek brands in
Brazil. Currently he is partnering with Aline Diniz in a new company developed to enhance fan
experiences in entertainment-related events and activations.

Aline Diniz (BRAZIL)
Aline Diniz is a journalist, content producer and events host specializing in pop culture and
entertainment. In 2010, while still in college, she joined the team of writers at Omelete and
became one of the company’s most well-known and respected names, working at the
newsroom as an editor for seven years before moving on to CCXP (Comic Con Experience) as
the content manager. She worked with all major studios, from development stages until final
presentation, helping put together shows that awed fans, as well as hosting some of the most
important panels each year. She currently is working as a host for the Turner-owned channel
TNT, commentating in award shows such as the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and many
more; is a special columnist for UOL, the largest web portal in the country; has her own
YouTube channel; and is a partner with Erico Borgo in a new company developed to enhance
fan experiences in entertainment-related events and activations.

Gaby Cam / Gabriela Camacho (MEXICO)
Entertainment, TV and movie journalist Gabriela Camacho, better known as Gaby Cam, has
been Warner Channel Latin America’s host since 2018. Gaby has hosted many international red
carpets and special coverages. Throughout her career, she has interviewed directors, actors,
and musicians, such as Tim Burton, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and
The Killers, to name a few. As a superhero fan, Gaby has interviewed most of the stars in the
cinematic and television DC universe, including Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Margot Robbie, Will
Smith, Robert Pattinson, Jason Momoa, Grant Gustin, Zachary Levi, Melissa Benoist and
Stephen Amell. Gaby is the scriptwriter and host of the radio show De Pelicula, aired in Los 40
network in Mexico, Colombia and Panamá. She hosts a movie segment in Los 40’s #1 show,
“La Corneta,” and is in charge of special events and interviews for the radio station. She also
hosts the movies segment for “De Primera Mano,” a show aired on Imagen TV.

Gino Quillamor ( The Philippines )
Gino Quillamor is one of the more popular celebrity hosts in the Philippines. A self-proclaimed
“fanboy since birth,” Gino devours geek culture, be it graphic novels, superhero and sci-fi
movies, games and statue collections. He’s happy that his hosting profession has enabled him
to participate in international events that celebrate geekdom, whether interviewing superhero
film actors in press junkets or hosting the Asian Premiere of “Aquaman” in Manila. A true-blue
fan of Justice League in general, including the animated iteration, Gino is pumped for being
chosen to host DC FanDome in the Philippines, yet promises to strike the perfect balance
between fanboying and being professional, despite his excitement. A renowned radio DJ for
over 10 years, Gino is currently one of the hosts of the long-running hit show Boys Night Out on
Magic 89.9 FM. He also serves as an esports VJ of ESPN 5.

LiLiCo (JAPAN)
LiLiCo was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to a Swedish father and Japanese mother who met
during her trip to Sweden. LiLiCo moved to Japan when she was 18 years old, and began her
career in the entertainment field in1989. She is well known as a film commentator in TBS’s
“King’s Brunch” film segment. In addition, she appears as a commentator and a narrator in
several TV and radio programs, such as Fuji Television’s “NONSTOP!,” NHK BS Premium’s
“New Common Sense of Beauty and Youth,” J-WAVE’s “ALL GOOD FRIDAY,” and others.
Her career finds her in multiple roles and activities, including as a voiceover actor, during which
time she has played the [local language] role of Eric Cartman in the animated program ”South
Park.”

Dominik Porschen (GERMANY)
Dominik Porschen was born and raised in his favorite city: Cologne. Shortly after graduating
university with a degree in Media Economics, he started his first YouTube channel, “Filmfabrik,“
in 2012. Since 2013, he has hosted premieres for a wide range of major and independent
studios, such as Disney, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Universal
Pictures. Hosting events of large scale is his daily business, including the biggest European
YouTube event “Videodays”; the music event series “Streetgigs,“ by Germany’s most popular
telecommunications company German Telekom; as well as live Q&As with, for example, the
cast of “Hobbs and Shaw“ at last year’s German CCXP. After leaving the multichannel network
“Mediakraft“ in 2015, he started his own company and launched a second YouTube channel:
“FilmLounge.” The new beginning was also the start of Dominik’s broadly known community
previews and influencer screenings, which are very popular amongst studios. Over the years,
Dominik successfully held over 150 interviews for studios and streaming platforms with national
and international film stars. In 2019 Dominik toured Germany with his very own live comedy
program, in which he talks about everything “cinema“ and shares his experiences in the film
industry, especially his love for movies and the magic they can create. The same year he got his
own TV show, “Streetfun,” and flew across the globe to take part in a special interview setting at
WETA in New Zealand. In 2020, he deepened his relationship with the German Telekom by
hosting a 10-day morning show/interview format at Germany’s most prestigious film festival,
Berlin International Film Festival; got his second TV show, “#watchlist,” created by Magenta TV;
and scored his first big dubbing role in “The SpongeBob Movie.”

Clara Amfo (UK)
Clara Amfo is a bold young broadcaster best known for her 10am -1pm BBC Radio 1 show,
home of the world famous Live Lounge. Her show has seen her interview some of the world’s
most prolific artists, including Jay-Z, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams, to
name but a few. She was also the host of the iconic BBC Radio 1 Chart Show, the second
woman to do so since the show first started in 1967. A respected face on screens and well
respected in the UK music scene, Clara has been hosting the ITV2 coverage of “The BRIT
Awards” for the past three years, as well as handing out awards at the ceremony for Best
International Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. She is also a recurrent presence on
the judging panel for the prestigious “Mercury Music Prize” and announced the winner to its
nationwide audience. With live music being one of her many passions, Clara is part of the core
presenting team on BBC2 and BBC4 for their coverage of Radio 1’s Big Weekend and
Glastonbury, with the last two years seeing her introduce Adele and Ed Sheeran from the
pyramid stage to millions of people worldwide. A lover of film and entertainment made Clara the
perfect newest addition to the line up of “The BBC Film Show,” alongside Lauren Laverne and
Charlie Brooker, presenting the usual show and the 2018 Oscar special. No stranger to the red
carpet, Clara joined the BAFTA TV Awards presenting team this year, covering the red carpet
live and backstage winner interviews for the official BAFTA channels. Her natural aptitude for
this was extended to the film world, hosting the European and world premieres for Elton John’s
“Rocketman,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Marvel’s box office breaking
“Black Panther” and, more recently, the Royal European premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King.”
Clara is currently in partnerships with Bumble, Magnum and Nike and has in the past worked
with Mercedes Benz, HBO, Somerset House, Royal Academy, Bobbi Brown and Grey Goose.
Clara was also named as a contributing editor to Elle magazine. Clara has recently hosted the
One World: Together at Home concert and launched a new podcast with Spotify and Sony.
Clara also has a book to come in 2021, and she will have plenty to write about!

Andrea Delogu (ITALY)
Andrea Delogu is an Italian TV and radio host, and a writer with a superhero passion. In her
career Andrea hosted important TV programs like “La Vita in Diretta Estate,” “Stracult,” “Dance
Dance Dance” and the “72 nd Silver Ribbons Award Ceremony.” This year she hosted Sanremo
Music Festival on Rai Radio 2.

Damián Mollá (SPAIN)
Born in 1980 in Madrid, Spain, Damián Mollá likes to do many different things, all of them
related to comedy. He studied Advertising at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and
worked as a scriptwriter for El Club de La Comedia (the most well-known stand-up comedy
show in Spain). He spent five years on the morning radio show “No Somos Nadie” on M80
Radio (Cadena Ser), and 14 years on “El Hormiguero,” the craziest show in the world where the
biggest Hollywood stars promote their movies when they come to Spain. In the show he plays a
puppet, Barrancas, a lovely purple ant. “El Hormiguero” has been the #1 show in Spain for
years. He writes comic books and will introduce his own superhero in Rabbit Man vs
Coronavirus , slated to debut on September 8th. Molla is also the author of This Book is the Milk
and This Book is the Re-Milk , a unique and creative method to learning English for Spanish
people, selling 100,000 copies. He took part in El Hombre Linterna, a Cartoon-rock band with
fun and powerful covers of the `80s TV shows, for 10 years. He is writing a new book right now,
about gods, stars and history, in which he says that Wednesday, as a day, is misplaced, and
should be placed in Saturday’s position.

Jayden Rodrigues (AUSTRALIA)
Jayden Rodrigues is an Australian Content Creator & Entertainer.
He is known for his YouTube channel which he has over 1 Million Subscribers & more recently
his TikTok where he shows off his love for all things pop culture.

Tyrone Edwards (CANADA)
With his extensive pop culture knowledge and an innate ability to ease his guests into intimate
and candid conversation, Tyrone Edwards brings his expertise to Canada’s most-watched
entertainment program as an “ETALK” reporter. Edwards began his television career as the host
of “Rap City” before becoming a host on MUCH and E!, where he also hosted the MUCH “Icons”
social media series, and co-hosted “It List: California,” the annual E! Travel special. His
versatility and enthusiasm has landed him many other gigs, including co-host of the
“iHeartRadio MMVAs,” the “MUCH Countdown,” “iHeartRadio MMVA Red Carpet” specials, and
at multiple WE DAY events across the country, and weighing in as a fashion expert on original
Canadian series “Celebrity Style Story.” Edwards can also be seen in the TSN original social
media series 6IX DEGREES, and most recently became the host of the all-new CTV Life
Channel original cooking series “DNA Dinners.” Having grown up in Toronto’s west end,
Edwards travelled to the U.S. during high school to play basketball at Randallstown High School
in Baltimore. From there, a scholarship presented him with the opportunity to attend Hillsdale
College in Michigan, where he played NCAA basketball while studying Business and Speech.
While Edwards’ career was taking off in the U.S., his heart was always rooted in Toronto and, in
2005, he returned to the city he loves. In 2007 he helped create the love letter to Toronto that is
the 1LoveTO blog, a project that ultimately led him to join Much in 2011. Off screen, Edwards is
heavily involved in his community, acting as a mentor and coach for underprivileged youth.
Having once worked as a camp counselor with Toronto Parks and Recreation, Edwards went on
to found Concrete Hoops , a not-for-profit basketball camp that aims to incorporate life skills with
the love of the game. He has also been a program leader with the urban youth-oriented Remix
Project , an organization which helps kids from all 13 priority neighborhoods in Toronto learn the
fundamentals of the arts and entertainment business, and assists them with their educational
aspirations. In honor of his work as a television host and with numerous charities and
foundations supporting underprivileged youth, Edwards received the 2016 Mandela Legacy
Hope, Success, and Empowerment Award, alongside Naomi Campbell, and Reverend Al
Sharpton.

Sam Wright (SOUTH AFRICA)
Sam “Tech Girl” Wright is a South African gaming personality with a love for all things geek
culture. She’s forged a name for herself in the world of esports broadcasting, entering
competitive gaming commentating in 2016 and working around the world on a variety of gaming
titles, including Overwatch, PUBG and FIFA. When she isn’t flying around the world to talk
about games, she’s at home live-streaming gameplay and making YouTube videos about her
favorite games and tech. Her lifelong ambition is to take the Batmobile for a spin.

Terry LTAM (FRANCE)
Terry LTAM is an entertainer and content creator. After finishing high school in New York, Terry
studied journalism in Paris before joining Melty, a digital media company. Creative and
versatile, he set up his YouTube channel, Terry LTAM (Let’s Talk About Movies), to talk about
subjects that fascinate him: superheroes and cinema. As a true comics expert, he animated
several panels at Comic Con Paris for the last three years.

Resident Evil 4K Ultra HD Collection Arrives in Nov.

Resident Evil 4K Ultra HD Collection Arrives in Nov.

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 6, 2020) – One of the most successful live-action video game film franchises of all time gets an upgrade when the RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION arrives on November 3rd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited-edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all six films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. The films will also be available digitally in 4K with HDR.

The RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION will include Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (both the original theatrical version and an extended cut), Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as well as hours of bonus content across all six films, including rare archival featurettes that have been previously unavailable on disc.

Based on the popular video game series by Capcom, the Resident Evil franchise stars Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Alice, a superhuman security expert pitted against the sinister Umbrella Corporation as the world’s population is transformed into flesh-eating creatures by one of its most dangerous biological weapons.

RESIDENT EVIL BONUS FEATURES
BLU-RAY™

  • Cast and Filmmakers’ Commentary
  • Visual Effects Commentary
  • Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Video Introduction
  • 12 Featurettes
  • “My Plague” Music Video by Slipknot

4K ULTRA HD

  • Theatrical Trailer

RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE BONUS FEATURES
BLU-RAY

  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Cast Commentary
  • Writer / Producer Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated” Documentary
  • “Corporate Malfeasance” Featurette
  • “Game Babes” Featurette
  • “Symphony of Evil” Featurette

4K ULTRA HD

  • Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
  • Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION BONUS FEATURES
BLU-RAY

  • “Under the Umbrella” Picture-in-Picture
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 4 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD

  • Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
  • Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE BONUS FEATURES
BLU-RAY

  • “Undead Vision” Picture-in-Picture
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • 7 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD

  • Alice Activated
  • Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION BONUS FEATURES
BLU-RAY

  • Director and Cast Commentary
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Project Alice: The Interactive Database
  • 8 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD

  • Evil Goes Global
  • Undead Retribution
  • Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER BONUS FEATURES
BLU-RAY

  • Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
  • 3 Featurettes

4K ULTRA HD

  • Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
  • Creature Chronology
  • Theatrical Trailers

SPECS
4K Ultra HD: All films presented at 2160p Ultra High Definition resolution with HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio + DTS-HD MA 5.1 original theatrical audio tracks (DTS-HD MA 7.1 for RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER); aspect ratios vary
Blu-ray:  All films presented at 1080p High Definition resolution; aspect ratios and audio configurations vary
Rating:

  • Resident Evil: R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse: Theatrical Cut: R for non-stop violence, language and some nudity; Extended Cut: Unrated
  • Resident Evil: Extinction: R for strong horror violence throughout and some nudity
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife: R for sequences of strong violence and language
  • Resident Evil: Retribution: R for sequences of strong violence throughout
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: R for sequences of violence throughout
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons hits Digital Today

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons hits Digital Today

BURBANK, CA – Go behind the mask and into the deep backstory of one of DC’s most revered anti-heroes in Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, a new entry in the popular series of DC Animated Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content, and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting August 4, 2020, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 18, 2020.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $29.98 SRP), which features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons offers a new take on the Deathstroke legacy. Mercenary and master assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: one as the relentless killer known as Deathstroke and the other as a dedicated family man. When these worlds collide, forced together by the vicious terror group known as H.I.V.E., it is the killer in Slade who must fight to save his loved ones, as well as what remains of himself. With his soul torn apart and his young son held captive, Deathstroke will have to atone for the sins of his past to fuel the battles of his future!

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield, The Commish, American Horror Story: Freak Show) headlines the cast as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, alongside Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles, Shameless, NCIS) as Wilson’s wife, Adeline “Addie” Kane Wilson. The cast also includes Chris Jai Alex (ThunderCats Roar, Extraction) as The Jackal, Faye Mata (League of Legends) as Jade/H.I.V.E Queen, Griffin Puatu (Beastars) as Joseph/Jericho, Imari Williams (Transformers: Rescue Bots, LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters) as President Nichols, Asher Bishop (The Angry Birds Movie 2) as Young Joseph, Colin Salmon (Krypton, Arrow, Die Another Day) as William Wintergreen, Delbert Hunt (Bad Henry) as Bronze Tiger, Panta Mosleh (Always Be My Maybe, Pass The Salt) as Lady Shiva, and Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption II) as Kapoor, Castulo Guerra (The Usual Suspects, Jane The Virgin) as General Suarez, and Minae Noji (General Hospital) as Secretary of State.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons has been produced in a dual format – initially as animated shorts, the first five of which appeared on CW Seed. With a runtime of 87 minutes, the feature-length Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons film has nearly 50 minutes of never-before-seen content, including the film’s thrilling climax. The film is rated R for bloody violence/gore, language, disturbing images, and some sexual content.

Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) directs the film from a script by J.M. DeMatteis (Superman: Red Son, Batman: Bad Blood). Sam Register, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons give DC Animated Movies’ their first true look into the complicated backstory of one of DC’s most controversial characters – Deathstroke is sometimes villain, sometimes anti-hero, and always deadly,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “Michael Chiklis does an incredible job capturing the ruthless approach and conflicted internal struggles of Deathstroke.”

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Special Features

Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

  • Deathstroke: One-Man Death Machine (New Featurette)– Some think he’s a villain. To others, he’s an unsung hero of secret wars fought all over the world. One thing’s for certain: When you see the orange-and-black mask, Deathstroke is coming!

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On August 4, 2020, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox, and others. On August 18, 2020, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

BASICS

Blu-ray Combo Pack  $24.98 USA, $29.98 Canada
Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 87 minutes
Rated R for bloody violence/gore, language, disturbing images, and some sexual content.

DEATHSTROKE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC.  © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

RWBY Vol. 7 Arrives on Disc in October

RWBY Vol. 7 Arrives on Disc in October

BURBANK, CA (July 28, 2020) – Rooster Teeth’s epic anime-inspired series following the journeys of four unified huntresses-in-training arrives for its spectacular seventh season when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents RWBY Volume 7 on Digital ($14.99 SRP USA & Canada) and Blu-ray ($19.98 SRP USA, $24.98 SRP Canada) starting October 13, 2020.

Beloved by fans and acclaimed by critics, RWBY imagines a world filled with horrific monsters bent on death and destruction, and humanity’s only hope dependent upon powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training whose journeys will take them far past the grounds of their school, Beacon Academy. Though each may be powerful on their own, these four girls must overcome dark forces and work as a team if they truly hope to become the next generation of Remnant’s protectors.

In RWBY Volume 7, Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang have fought hard alongside their friends to bring the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas, the northernmost Kingdom in Remnant. However, the futuristic urban-sprawl may hide just as much danger as the Grimm-infested tundra that surrounds it.  Enemies and allies will collide as our heroes fight to stop Salem’s forces, but banding together is dangerous when you don’t know who you can trust.

The cast is led by the key quartet of Lindsay Jones (X-Ray and Vav) as Ruby Rose, Kara Eberle (Rooster Teeth Shorts) as Weiss Schnee, Arryn Zech (Red vs. Blue) as Blake Belladonna and Barbara Dunkelman (Fairy Tail, Blood Fest) as Yang Xiao Long. Other key voice cast members include Miles Luna (Camp Camp) as Jaune Arc, Jen Brown (Red vs. Blue)  as Pyrrha Nikos, Neath Oum (RWBY: Grimm Eclipse) as Lie Ren, Samantha Ireland (RWBY Chibi) as Nora Valkyrie and Shannon McCormick (Get Backers, Day 5) and Aaron Dismuke (Fullmetal Alchemist) as Ozma/Ozpin.

Created by the late Monty Oum (Red vs. Blue), RWBY is one of Rooster Teeth’s most beloved, viewed and shared series. As the first western-produced anime series to be distributed in Japan, RWBY episodes have averaged more than 7 million views, and the franchise has accumulated over 271 million views since its inception. To date, the series has sold nearly 670k units sold on DVD and Blu-ray, and registered consumer products sales in excess of $20 million. RWBY has a fervent fanbase in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan

Concurrent to the series now being distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, RWBY is receiving a new manga from Shonen Jump, as well as a new young adult novel from Scholastic releasing on July 21, 2020. RWBY DC Comics Volume 1 will arrive during the 2020 holiday season, and Rooster Teeth is producing three new RWBY-based series this year: a new short-form animated series, a live-action Dungeons & Dragons style show, and a live-action behind-the-scenes talk show.

RWBY Volume 7 represents the next step in the expanding partnership between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Rooster Teeth, bringing this epic anime series – with its elaborate storytelling, kickass action and eye-catching animation – to fans across the globe,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing.

RWBY Volume 7

Episodes

  1. The Greatest Kingdom
  2. A New Approach
  3. Ace Operatives
  4. Pomp and Circumstance
  5. Sparks
  6. A Night Off
  7. Worst Case Scenario
  8. Cordially Invited
  9. As Above, So Below
  10. Out in the Open
  11. Gravity
  12. With Friends Like These
  13. The Enemy of Trust

BASICS

Street Date: October 13, 2020
Order Due Date: September 8, 2020
Blu-ray: $19.98 SRP USA, $24.98 Canada
Catalog #: 1000764225 / 883929714483
Languages: English