Thursday, April 27, 2017

SONY SETS ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER FOR JUNE RELEASE

Sony blasts ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER to theaters this June!

 
NEW TRAILER released for the highly-anticipated sci-fi film.
 


"Thought-provoking Sci-Fi tour de force" - Jeff Berkwits, SCI FI Magazine
 


NEW TRAILER FOR ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER, IN THEATERS JUNE 2.

Sony Distribution will release highly-anticipated science-fiction actioner Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, starring Tracey Birdsall and written and directed by Neil Johnson, in theaters June 2.

The Blu-ray release of Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, exclusive to Walmart, is set for June 6.

Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, described as a mix of “Mad Max” and “Star Wars”, is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds. Birdsall plays Sienna, a resourceful rebel on a quest to take down the evil empire of robots.

Starring alongside Birdsall are William Kircher (‘The Hobbit’’), Daz Crawford (‘’Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’’), Stephen Manley (‘’Star Trek III’’), and Marilyn Ghiggliotti (‘’Clerks’’).

Official synopsis :  A few decades from now… Sienna, a rebellious robot-fighting arms dealer, lives on a post-apocalyptic Earth. When the cities start to fall under the control of the A.I. Scourge, a hyper-weaponized robot army, Sienna decides to leave the Earth and journey to the centre of the galaxy, seeking a mythical weapon that can neutralize any form of A.I.
Pursued by giant machines, Sienna loses everything she cares about in an effort to save the last vestiges of humanity in an A.I. controlled galaxy.
         

LEGENDARY FILMMAKER RINGO LAM RETURNS TO HIS HONG KONG ROOTS WITH SKY ON FIRE STARRING DANIEL WU!





 

“This is a Hong Kong action picture in the classical mode, balancing mayhem with sentimentality, offering up bone-crunching and jaw-dropping set pieces, and pulling out all the stops ...”
~ Glenn Kenny, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The violence is bloody and intense, but executed with a certain balletic choreography that’s impossible not to admire” ~ Philip Brown, HIGH DEF DIGEST


SKY ON FIRE
A Film by Ringo Lam

On Digital May 9
Available on Blu-ray & DVD June 6
  Legendary filmmaker Ringo Lam (City on Fire, Full Alert) returns to his Hong Kong roots with SKY ON FIRE, the explosive crime drama packed with high-speed car chases, dramatic plot twists and fiery gunfights. The film also marks Daniel Wu’s return to Asian cinema following his stateside success on the TV series “Into the Badlands” and the international blockbuster Warcraft: The Beginning. Wu plays a security officer who becomes embroiled in an epic battle to protect stem cell research, which can potentially cure cancer, from falling into the wrong hands. Also starring Zhang Ruoyun in his feature film debut, Zhang Jingchu (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Chang Hsiao Chuan (Wild City) and Amber Kuo (Lord of Shanghai), SKY ON FIRE blasts onto digital May 2 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Synopsis:
In this driving, non-stop action thriller, the chief security officer at a top-secret medical facility (Daniel Wu, “Into the Badlands”) finds himself caught in an explosive battle when a young thief and his accomplices steal a groundbreaking curative medicine. After discovering the true origins of the medicine, the officer must decide whom he can trust to protect the cure from falling into the wrong hands and prevent an all-out war from bringing the city to its knees.

SKY ON FIRE has a runtime of approximately 100 minutes and is not rated.

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Blu-ray DVD
Catalog #: WGU01822B Catalog #: WGU01821D
UPC Code: 812491018224 UPC Code: 812491018217
Pre-Order Date: 5/2/2017 Pre-Order Date: 5/2/2017
SLP: $29.98 SLP: $24.98

                            
          

BASED ON THE TRUE EVENTS OF THE MEKONG RIVER MASSACRE






 

“… one of the best and most enjoyable pure action films of the year ...” ~ ASIAN FILM STRIKE

“… this film has a scale and an energy that rivals any Hollywood blockbuster.”
~ Noel Murray, LOS ANGELES TIMES
 

OPERATION MEKONG
An Explosive Crime Drama by Dante Lam

Debuting on Digital May 2
On Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack & DVD June 6


Includes a 6-Part “Making-of” Featurette
 “… for action film buffs, Christmas has come early” (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post) when members of an international task force seek justice against the leader of an Asian drug cartel and his murderous henchmen in the action-packed thriller OPERATION MEKONG.  Inspired by a true story, acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Dante Lam (Stool Pigeon, Unbeatable) brings his “shoot first, ask questions later” cinematic approach to this violent crime thriller, which stars Zhang Hanyu (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), Eddie Peng (Tai Chi Hero), Chen Baoguo (Moment in Peking), Sun Chun (1911), Feng Wenjuan (Helios), Wu Xudong (The Taking of Tiger Mountain) and Carl Ng (The Viral Factor). Bonus materials include the 6-part “Making-of” featurette that illustrates the craft that went into making the film. OPERATION MEKONG blasts onto digital May 2 and explodes on Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD June 6 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Synopsis:
A band of elite narcotics officers 
are sent by the Chinese government to uncover the truth behind the ambush of two Chinese commercial vessels traveling down the Mekong River. When it’s discovered the drugs seized from the ships had been planted by a notorious drug cartel, a multi-country joint task force is assembled to stop the criminals. The road to justice is, however, paved with dangerous and deadly obstacles.
Bonus Materials Include:

  • 6-Part “Making of” Featurette
    • Uncovering the Truth    
    • The Team                               
    • The Secret Mission
    • The Journey    
    • Two Heroes
    • A Force of Nature
OPERATION MEKONG has a runtime of approximately 124 minutes and is not rated.

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Blu-ray DVD
Catalog #: WGU01805B Catalog #: WGU01842D
UPC Code: 812491018057 UPC Code: 812491018422
Pre-Order Date: 5/6/2017 Pre-Order Date: 5/6/2017
SLP: $29.98 SLP: $24.98
        

FINAL SIX SPAWN VARIANTS REVEALED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

 
FINAL SIX SPAWN VARIANTS REVEALED FOR IMAGE COMICS’ 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the final six variants planned for May’s 25th anniversary theme month—SPAWN. Image Comics’ creators bring their interpretation of the iconic antihero by Todd McFarlane to life all month long. Black and white versions of a selection of the covers will also be available.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants. The following covers are sure to get comic fans and collectors talking.

Available in stores on Wednesday, May 10th:
  • BLACK CLOUD #2 by Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, cover by Greg Hinkle (Diamond Code FEB178673)
  • REGRESSION #1 by Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert, cover by Danny Luckert (Diamond Code FEB178672)
  • RENATO JONES: SEASON TWO #1 by Kaare Kyle Andrews, cover by Kaare Kyle Andrews (Diamond Code FEB178668)
Available in stores on Wednesday, May 17th:
  • GOD COUNTRY #5 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, cover by Gerardo Zaffino (Diamond Code FEB178676)
  • GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #1 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Jim Mahfood (Diamond Code FEB178669)
  • HORIZON #11 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin, cover by Juan Gedeon and Mike Spicer (Diamond Code FEB178677)
  • INJECTION #13 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, cover by Declan Shalvey (Diamond Code FEB178678)
  • ROSE #2 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by David Finch (Diamond Code FEB178670)
Available in stores on Wednesday, May 24th:
  • DEADLY CLASS #28 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, cover by Wes Craig (Diamond Code FEB178680)
  • MAGDALENA VOL. 4 #3 by Tini Howard, Ryan Cady, Christian Dibari, cover by Stjepan Sejic (Diamond Code FEB178869)
  • THE OLD GUARD #4 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández, cover by Chris Samnee (Diamond Code FEB178674)
  • PLASTIC #2 by Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard, cover by Daniel Hillyard (Diamond Code FEB178675)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6 by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña, cover by Jerome Opeña (Diamond Code FEB178671)
Available in stores on Wednesday, May 31st:
  • MANIFEST DESTINY #29 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni, cover by Matt Roberts and Owen Gieni (Diamond Code FEB178679)
  • BLACK SCIENCE #30 by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera, cover by Matteo Scalera (Diamond Code FEB178681)

ARROW VIDEO'S JULY SLATE!!!!!! GORE, HORROR, J-HORROR AND 2000 AD!!!!!

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The summer fun continues for film fans in July, as Arrow deliver a bulging picnic basket packed with splatter flicks, J-Horror, crime classics, superior sequels and unmissable documentaries.
First up is the Dual Format special edition release of Jörg Buttgereit’s 1991 splatter sensation Nekromantik 2, the follow-up to his controversial and groundbreaking masterwork. Starring the delectable Monika M. as a nurse with very dark desires, Nekromantik 2 sees Buttgereit, with a bigger budget, able to run riot with his truly depraved imagination in a jaw-dropping slice of German splatter. Presented with a new High Definition transfer approved by the director, and a host of behind the scenes features, this is a must for fans of the first film, and extreme cinema fanatics everywhere.

Also this month, J-Horror fans are in for a big treat with a Dual Format release of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s haunting Pulse, which sees people in Tokyo compelled to commit suicide after visiting a mysterious website. The special edition features a High Definition transfer and brand new interviews with the filmmakers.

July sees two fantastic releases for connoisseurs of crime cinema. Firstly, the arrival on Dual Format of Mike Figgis’ acclaimed 1988 ‘Geordie noir’, Stormy Monday, starring Sean Bean, Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones and Sting. Set in Newcastle, the film sees Bean as a nightclub janitor caught in a dangerous love triangle with Griffith and Jones.

Then there is the Dual Format release of New Battles Without Honour And Humanity - The Complete Trilogy, the 1970s Japanese crime classic series making its UK English-language home video debut. From legendary Battle Royale director Kinji Fukasaku, starring Bunta Sugawara in three separate yakuza stories set in various parts of Japan, the films are hard-boiled and action packed, and the limited edition set features new subtitle translations, a host of extras and a collectable book.

At the end of the month, the mother of all serial killers Norman Bates returns in Psycho II, released for the first time on UK Blu-ray. The 1983 sequel, directed by Richard Franklin, stars Anthony Perkins (as Norman), Vera Miles and Meg Tilly, and shocked cinemagoers when it first appeared, not least because it was so damned good - and has come to be regarded as one of the finest horror sequels ever made.

Also at the end of July, the release on DVD and Blu-ray of Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD, a superb 2014 documentary about arguably the greatest British sci-fi comic ever, with interviews from the writers and artists that gave the world the likes of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and, of course, Tharg. It’s a truly scrotnig film, and if you don’t know what that means, you need to watch it immediately, along with over six hours of previously unseen extras.


Nekromantik 2 - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 3 July 2017
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Prepare to be shocked all over again with notorious German director Jörg Buttgereit’s Nekromantik 2, a sequel every bit as bizarre, perversely erotic and jaw-dropping as the first film. As well as a host of special features including Buttgereit short films and music videos, this special edition release includes a director approved High Definition transfer.

Pulse - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 10 July 2017
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This exquisite release of one of the finest J-Horrors of all time features a host of special features, including brand new interviews and appreciations, teamed with archive documentaries and footage. A must for fans of Japanese ghost stories, in a fantastic Hi-Def transfer, with a specially commissioned reversible sleeve, and a limited edition illustrated collector’s book with the first pressing.


Stormy Monday - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 10 July 2017
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Taking it’s cue from Tyneside-set crime classic Get Carter, Mike Figgis’ cult thriller Stormy Monday boasts an all star cast including Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith, Sean Bean and Sting, and drips with atmosphere and intensity. The release features a commentary from Figgis, a reversible sleeve, and a limited edition booklet with the first pressing.



New Battles Without Honour And Humanity - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 17 July 2017
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Director Kinji Fukasaku’s epic gangster trilogy, New Battles Without Honour And Humanity is a hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners crime thriller series, starring Bunta Sugawara in all three films, as a hitman, a gambler and a labourer respectively. Making its English language home video debut courtesy of Arrow Video, in a limited edition packed with extras, and an illustrated collector’s book, this is a genuinely exciting release of a crime masterwork.



Psycho II - on Blu-ray on 31 July 2017
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Director Richard Franklin does Hitchcock proud with this eagerly-awaited sequel to the classic chiller, with Anthony Perkins returning as Norman Bates and opening his mother’s motel up to a whole new host of unlucky guests. This UK Blu-ray debut boasts a pristine digital transfer from original film elements, commentaries and interviews, and a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film.



Future Shock: The Story Of 2000AD - on Blu-ray & DVD on 31 July 2017
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A thrilling look at the much-loved comic book from its inception in 1977 through to its 40th Anniversary this very year, with contributions from the likes of Grant Morrison, John Wagner, Neil Gaiman, Dredd writer / producer Alex Garland, and Judge Dredd himself, comic fan Karl Urban. Loaded with a staggering six hours of previously unseen extras, the first pressing also comes with an illustrated collector’s book, making it a must-buy for comic fans.

TERROR FILMS AND SYNAPSE FILMS JOIN FORCES TO RELEASE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

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Terror Films teams with Synapse Films for physical release of
the award-winning documentary:
UNEARTHED AND UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY

On the eve of the 28th Anniversary of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, which was released in theaters on April 21, 1989, Terror Films is excited to announce their partnership with Synapse Films. Synapse is set to handle the physical release of the documentary; it will be released later this year. 

Don May Jr., one of the partners of the American DVD and Blu-ray label, specializes in cult horror, science fiction and exploitation films. He had this to say about teaming up with Terror Films: “I first saw a rough cut of UNEARTHED & UNTOLD over a year ago and was very excited about it. It’s a great documentary, with a lot of great stories and information. I’m thrilled to be able to release a Blu-ray and DVD. Hopefully, this partnership with Terror Films will lead to future releases between our two companies.”

Filmmakers John Campopiano and Justin White left no stone unturned. The film features interviews with director Mary Lambert and the entire cast: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, Brad Greenquist, Susan Blommaert, the Berdahl Twins and many more. It also features never-before-seen footage from the sets in Maine, interviews with key crew and the townspeople.  Synapse plans to add even more special bonus features for the physical release.



UNEARTHED AND UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY was originally released by Terror Films on January 13th , 2017. It is available on platforms such as: iTunes (with bonus features including a fan appreciation sizzle reel and a personal interview with the documentary filmmakers):

And at Amazon Instant:

As well, the film is available on: Google Play/You Tube, Sony PSN, X-Box, Vudu, Vimeo On Demand, I Bleed Indie and 3 Roku channels, (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel and Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight). It is coming soon to Steam, and Tubi TV.  The film is also available in multiple countries on iTunes and Amazon International. It will be coming soon to iFlix. So, you can unearth this award winning, critically acclaimed documentary today and find out why sometimes - dead isn’t better! 
          

"REDNECK" SINKS TEETH INTO MORE READERS

 
REDNECK SINKS TEETH INTO MORE READERS
 
“I am just glad I gave the book a chance to win me over. So, go ahead, crack open a frosty Bloodweiser.” —Comic Bastards
 
The white-hot new Image/Skybound series REDNECK by Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY) and Lisandro Estherren is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

The Bowmans are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cows' blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface—making it impossible to separate man from monster.

REDNECK serves up a tale of a different kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.

REDNECK #1 will remain available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

RENECK #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR178087), REDNECK #2 (Diamond Code MAR170771) will be available on Wednesday, May 24th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 1st.
 

HIGH-STAKES PARANORMAL ADVENTURE "RETCON" HITS THIS FALL

 
HIGH-STAKES PARANORMAL ADVENTURE RETCON HITS THIS SEPTEMBER
 
Image Comics is pleased to announce that writer Matt Nixon (Wolverine) and Toby Cypress (RODD RACER, BLUE ESTATE) will team up for an all new time-hopping paranormal series—RETCON.

In RETCON, a group of paranormal adventurers faced with an impossible threat keep shutting down alternative timelines in order to prevent the ultimate destruction of the solar system. This is only to find themselves reinvented in a similar—albeit retconned situation—back in issue #1 on a parallel Earth, facing the same enemy.

“Artist Toby Cypress and I set out to make Retcon a 'craft' comic book,” said Nixon. “We took our time and made sure from layout to panel design to colors and letters—every piece fits, nothing was rushed. We made the best book that we could, and we believe it will find its audience.”

Cypress added, “Matt’s story is like David Lynch doing a few episodes of X-Files, it’s weird, over the top, and subtle all at once.”

RETCON #1 will hit stores this September 2017.