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Heroes: Season 2 on Blu-ray August 26

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

HEROES: SEASON 2

ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™HI-DEF AUGUST 26, 2008
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

OVERVIEW:
Rejoin the epic phenomenon as Heroes: Season 2 arrives on DVD!  Watch the Emmy® nominated show and experience all the new and exciting twists of the astonishing series in this 4-disc set that includes every gripping Season Two episode.  Plus, see what could have been with exclusive bonus features that reveal the untold stories that never aired and an alternate ending to the season finale where the fate of humanity takes an ominous turn. A must-have for every Heroes fan and perfectly timed before the new season returns to air this September on NBC!

BONUS CONTENT:
• GENERATIONS ALTERNATE ENDING 
• INSIDE THE ALTERNATE ENDING OF GENERATIONS -What if Peter didn’t catch the virus?
• UNTOLD STORIES – Gripping untold stories that never aired before!  
• SEASON 3 SNEAK PEEK – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the third season premiere episode.
• DELETED SCENES
• HEROES SEASON 2 “A NEW BEGINNING” – Tim Kring introduces us to the theme of “extraordinary people trying to live normal lives.”  We go behind the scenes with the cast and crew to see what it’s like coming back to a hit show and we also meet new Heroes as they share anecdotes about filming the second season.
• AUDIO COMMENTARIES WITH CAST & CREW
o Four Months Later with Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring, Co-Executive Producer Jeph Loeb and Series Star Jack Coleman.
o Lizards with Executive Producer Allan Arkush, Series Star Greg Grunberg and Co-Executive Producer Michael Green.
o Kindred with Episode Director Paul Edwards, Co-Executive Producer JJ Philbin and Series Star Zachary Quinto.
o The Kindness of Strangers with Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring and Series Stars Dana Davis & Adrian Pasdar.
o Fight or Flight with Series Star Greg Grunberg and Executive Producer Greg Beeman.
o The Line with Co-Executive Producers Adam Armus & Kay Foster and Series Star Jack Coleman.
o Out of Time with Episode Director Daniel Attias and Series Star Masi Oka
o Four Months Ago… with Series Star Milo Ventimielia and Executive Producer Greg Beeman.
o Cautionary Tales with Episode Director Greg Yaitanes and Series Stars Kristen Bell & Ashley Crow.
o Truth & Consequences with Episode Director Adam Kane and Series Star Stephen Tobolowsky.
o Powerless with Executive Producer Allan Arkush and Composers Lisa Coleman & Wendy Melvoin.
• TAKEZO KENSEI: Sword Saint
• THE DRUCKER FILES
• GENETICS OF A SCENE 
o MAYA AND ALEJANDRO RUN FROM THE POLICE – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Greg Beeman.
o THE ANATOMY OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOM/SWORDFIGHT SCENES – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Allan Arkush.
o EXPLODING MAN – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Greg Beeman.
o THE LOFT – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Allan Arkush.
• NBC.com Featurettes
o Hotel Corinthian Explosion
o Maya Y Alejandro Viral Video
o Nathan and Peter Brooklyn Cam
• TIM SALE GALLERY OF SCREEN ART

BONUS CONTENT BLU-RAY™:
• U-CONTROL
o PICTURE IN PICTURE CAST & CREW COMMENTARIES:
• Four Months Later with Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring, Co-Executive Producer Jeph Loeb and Series Star Jack Coleman.
• Lizards with Executive Producer Allan Arkush, Series Star Greg Grunberg and Co-Executive Producer Michael Green.
• Kindred with Episode Director Paul Edwards, Co-Executive Producer JJ Philbin and Series Star Zachary Quinto.
• The Kindness of Strangers with Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring and Series Stars Dana Davis & Adrian Pasdar.
• Fight or Flight with Series Star Greg Grunberg and Executive Producer Greg Beeman.
• The Line with Co-Executive Producers Adam Armus & Kay Foster and Series Star Jack Coleman.
• Out of Time with Episode Director Daniel Attias and Series Star Masi Oka.
• Four Months Ago… with Series Star Milo Ventimielia and Executive Producer Greg Beeman.
• Cautionary Tales with Episode Director Greg Yaitanes and Series Stars Kristen Bell & Ashley Crow.
• Truth & Consequences with Episode Director Adam Kane and Series Star Stephen Tobolowsky.
• Powerless with Executive Producer Allan Arkush and Composers Lisa Coleman & Wendy Melvoin.
• HERO CONNECTIONS – Bios and Network.
• HEROES SEASON 2 “A NEW BEGINNING” – Tim Kring introduces us to the theme of “extraordinary people trying to live normal lives.”  We go behind the scenes with the cast and crew to see what it’s like coming back to a hit show and we also meet new Heroes as they share anecdotes about filming the second season.
• TAKEZO KENSEI: Sword Saint
• GENETICS OF A SCENE
o MAYA AND ALEJANDRO RUN FROM THE POLICE – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Greg Beeman.
o THE ANATOMY OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOM/SWORDFIGHT SCENES – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Allan Arkush.
o EXPLODING MAN – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Greg Beeman.
o THE LOFT – With an interview with Executive Producer/Director Allan Arkush
• THE DRUCKER FILES
• TIM SALE
• GENERATIONS ALTERNATE ENDING
• INSIDE THE ALTERNATE ENDING OF GENERATIONS – What if Peter didn’t catch the virus?
• UNTOLD STORIES
• NBC.com Featurettes
o Hotel Corinthian Explosion
o Maya Y Alejandro Viral Video
o Nathan and Peter Brooklyn Cam
• DELETED SCENES

TECHNICAL INFORMATION SD:
Street Date:  August 26, 2008
Price: $39.98
Selection Number: AW 61101979
Running Time: 8 Hours 2 Minutes
Layers:  Dual Layers
Aspect Ratio:  Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Languages: English
Subtitles:  English, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF: 
Street Date:  August 26, 2008
Price: $69.98
Selection Number: 61104964
Running Time: 8 Hours 2 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layers
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

BCI is visiting Savage Streets!

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Savage BCI is set to release the Linda Blair sleaze flick, Savage Streets.  The two disc (!) special edition will feature a new high definition anamorphic transfer (1.85:1) from the negative. Numerous extras are are included for those who can’t get enough sleaze: New interviews with stars Linda Blair, Linnea Quigley, Johnny Venocur, Robert Dryer and producer John Strong. 3 Audio Commentaries: Track One with actors Landi, Dryer and director of photography Stephen Posey; Track Two with director Danny Steinmann & Track Three with producer John Strong, actors Robert Dryer and Johnny Venocur, theatrical trailer and a poster/photo gallery. The disc streets September 23rd and will set you back $19.99.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD On 10/28/08

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Limited Edition 4-DVD Box Set Includes Collectible Crow T. Robot Figurine and Lobby Cards
Featuring Never-Before-Released MST3K Film Episodes:  
First Spaceship On Venus, Laserblast, Werewolf and Future War and All-New Bonus Content

AVAILBLE ON OCTOBER 28, 2008 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Multiple Emmy®-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is a true cult classic. Its high-camp rendition of B-movies from every genre to the small screen makes it one of the most memorable pop culture shows of our time. Brimming with laugh-out-loud commentaries from caustically hilarious space travelers Joel Robinson, Mike Nelson and their robot pals Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, MST3K was a genuine phenomenon. Its popularity spawned an MST3K fan following that numbers over hundreds of thousands of fans world-wide.

Celebrating 20 years after MST3K’s premiere on television, the entire creative team reunites for the first time when Shout! Factory proudly presents its MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD box set on October 28, 2008. A sumptuous ode to this cult-classic series, the 20th Anniversary Edition DVD box set features  four of the show’s most requested unreleased film episodes – First Spaceship on Venus, Laserblast, Werewolf and Future War, and boasts exclusive DVD bonus content that explore the genesis, life and afterlife of MST3K. Fans will thrill to watch all new interviews with the entire MST3K family– including Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Trace Beaulieu, Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, J. Elvis Weinstein, as well as footage from the 20th Anniversary Reunion panel and much more! Moreover, this lavishly packaged 4-DVD box set contains collectible lobby cards and a figurine of the world famous Crow T. Robot – all assembled in a collectible embossed tin and only available with the purchase of this DVD box set.

Earlier this year, Shout! Factory secured the worldwide home entertainment rights to a vast library of original MST3K episodes that have never-been-available on DVD or for digital download. The MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD box set is the first of a series of DVD box set from Shout! Factory, in association with Best Brains, Inc.

FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS

In the 1960 sci-fi thriller First Spaceship On Venus, a mysterious magnetic spool found during a construction project is discovered to have originated from Venus. A rocket expedition to the mysterious cloudy planet is launched to discover the origin of the spool and the alien race that created it.

LASERBLAST

In 1978’s Laserblast, young actor Kim Milford plays an ostracized teenager who stumbles upon the remains of murdered mutated alien in the California desert.  Along with the alien’s remains, a high-tech laser gun and power source are accidentally left behind by the extraterrestrial murderers. While examining the equipment, the teen inadvertently mutates himself with a laserblast, and embarks upon a murderous rampage.

WEREWOLF

1996 horror flick Werewolf begins with an archeological dig in an Arizona quarry.  The Native Americans at the dig site recognize an unearthed skeleton as the remains of a werewolf, yet the team of archeologists are skeptical. When a dig assistant becomes infected and transforms into a werewolf, the ambitious team leader begins a horrific experiment, infecting the oblivious townspeople with the werewolf virus.

FUTURE WAR

In 1997’s action-packed Future War, a race of evil cyborgs kidnap humans from Earth’s future to use as slaves, and take dinosaurs from the past to use as trackers. A determined slave, the “Runaway”, escapes and makes his way to present-day Los Angeles. There he must fend off the cyborgs and their trackers, the police, and the government, befriended by a prostitute-turned-nun who runs a halfway house.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 series was created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. After a year on KTMA TV in Minneapolis, its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel.  The premise of the series features a hapless man who is trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space and forced to watch old B-movies of questionable worth. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery. Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson.  When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run.  The format proved to be popular. During its eleven years and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys® in 1994 and 1995.

LA Screening of Inglorious Bastards with Castellari In Person!

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

SEVERIN FILMS PRESENTS

SCREENING OF BRAND 35mm NEW PRINT OF ‘INGLORIOUS BASTARDS’

PLUS ‘BATTLE SQUADRON’

Q & A WITH LEGENDARY DIRECTOR ENZO G. CASTELLARI BETWEEN FILMS

AND, SCHEDULES PERMITTING, STARS BO SVENSON AND FRED WILLIAMSON

ON THE OCCASION OF ENZO’S 70th BIRTHDAY & TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF SEVERIN’S 3 DISC EXPLOSIVE EDITION OF ‘INGLORIOUS BASTARDS’

 

At The New Beverly Cinema, 7.30 p.m on Wednesday July 30th and an encore of both films on Thursday July 31st.

 

7165 West Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(One block west of La Brea)

(323) 938-4038