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SRS DVD presents OLD HAG and SILENT NIGHT, GORY NIGHT!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

SRS DVD presents OLD HAG!

A small group of workers on the nightshift in a large warehouse?  A 
new crate containing the body of a famous serial killer arrives?  
Strange things start to happen which eventually threaten the 
well-being of the night crew.  Is it the supernatural?  Has the 
killer?s ghost returned?  Or is it something else preying on the crew 
one by one?   Based on a phenomenon called sleep paralysis, or ?Old 
Hag?, the movie follows the warehouse staff to a disturbing conclusion.

Starring Rusty Bringhurst, David Candland, Michael Carrasco, Rebecca Larsen

Extras: Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, Making of, Audition Reel, Trailers, 
Commentary and more!

Cat# srsdvd122495
SRP $19.95
UPC 6 74945 12249 5
Prebook 12/19/2008
Street 1/20/2009
Genre Horror
Not rated – “17″ and older by IDRB
92 mins plus extras

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SRS CINEMA PRESENTS SILENT NIGHT, GORY NIGHT

Horror TRIPLE Feature featuring:  The Christmas Season Massacre, 
Psycho Santa and Satan Clause

Starring DJ Vivona, Jason Christ, Kimberly Lynn  Cole, Eric Spudic, 
Robert Cummins, Jodie Rafty

THREE HEART WARMING THEN HEART RIPPING FEATURE LENGTH TALES FOR THE HOLIDAYS! 

First up, THE CHRISTMAS SEASON MASSACRE! Tommy is a loser. 
He wears a pirate eye-patch, a Christmas gift he was given as a child. 
It is a symbol of the humiliation Tommy endured in high school. Tommy was the subject of so much torment from his classmates that he became a bloodthirsty maniac! Tommy disappeared, vowing to eventually slay all of his schoolyard tormentors. Over the years, he has slaughtered all but six of them. Now, these six former schoolmates unite to end Tommy’s reign of terror. Will they put Tommy six feet under? Or will Tommy win by slicing and dicing the six remaining on his victim list? 

Watch as knife blades, shotguns, ice picks, and chainsaws create 
crimson mayhem in this blood-drenched slasher comedy!  Then, gather round and bask in the warm glow of SATAN CLAUS, as he slashes his way through the Big Apple in search of the perfect ornaments- body parts. 

An actor and his detective girlfriend join forces with a voodoo 
priestess to seek out the killer Kris Kringle in an effort to stop him 
before he can kill again. Then, finally meet PSYCHO SANTA!  While en 
route to a holiday gathering, young Ron teases his wife about the 
legend of a backwoods Santa with an axe to grind. However, when the
legend comes to life, the Christmas bash turns into a holiday bloodbath!

In the spirit of BLACK CHRISTMAS and SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (Pt 1 through INFINITY).

Cat# srsdvd126530
SRP $29.95
UPC 6 74945 12653 0
Prebook 11/21/2008
Street 12/16/2008
Horror Comedy
Not rated – “17″ and older by IDRB
Length 217 mins

Rest In Piece, Ron Sullivan

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Golden age adult filmmaker Ron Sullivan, better known to some as Henri Pachard, passed away yesterday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer, AdultFYI reports. Earlier this year he had started posting on our forum and we at AV Manaics would like to extend our sympathies to his friends, fans, and especially his family.

Coming Soon on DVD and Blu-ray… HELLBOY II: The Golden Army‏

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

EXPERIENCE VISIONARY DIRECTOR GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S ACTION-PACKED EPIC WITH PERFECT PICTURE & PUREST 7.1 DIGITAL SOUND ON BLU-RAY HI-DEF

Universal City, Calif., September 25, 2008 – The roughest, toughest, most unlikely hero of all is back in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, available in 3-disc special edition DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def on November 11, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. With picture perfect visuals and flawless DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound, the high definition version of Hellboy II: The Golden Army can be viewed on any Blu-ray player or PlayStation®3.  And only on Blu-ray Hi-Def, fans can create their own downloadable comic book built using scenes from the movie and via the power of BD Live, host a text chat with friends while watching the movie in synchronization.

With bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains than ever before, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is available in multiple home entertainment versions. In standard definition DVD, fans can purchase either a widescreen or full frame single disc version for $29.98 SRP.  For a limited time only, fans can take home a widescreen 3-disc special edition DVD  ($34.98 SRP) or 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def ($39.98 SRP), featuring a digital copy of the film and hours of additional in-depth bonus features that take fans deep inside the movie’s extraordinary creative process – all encased in 3-D packaging. Just in time for the holidays, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is also available in a limited edition collector’s set featuring all of the bonus features of the 3-disc special edition plus a collectible Golden Army statuette, limited edition poster, director’s production journal and certificate of authenticity.  This set is priced for collecting and gift giving at $64.98 SRP for standard definition DVD and $69.98 SRP for Blu-ray Hi-Def.

The visionary del Toro takes audiences on “one hell of a wild ride,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, in a return to the exhilaratingly original world of Hellboy. Ron Perlman (The Mutant Chronicles), Selma Blair (Legally Blonde), Doug Jones (Fantastic 4:Rise of the Silver Surfer) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”) reprise their roles from the groundbreaking first Hellboy film, joined by Luke Goss (Deep Winter) as Nuada, a renegade elvish prince, and more than 30 startling new creatures drawn from del Toro’s untamed imagination.  Based on characters created by Mike Mignola for Dark Horse Comics, Hellboy has become one of the most successful independent comic books of all time, bursting with outlandish creatures, over-the-top action and unexpectedly comedic moments. 

GO INSIDE THE MIND OF VISIONARY FILMMAKER GUILLERMO DEL TORO WITH THESE IN-DEPTH BONUS FEATURES

The Blu-ray, single- and 3-disc DVDs all feature the following bonus content:

·      Feature Commentary with Director Guillermo del Toro

·     Feature Commentary with Cast Members Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair and Luke Goss

·      Set Visits: Seven mini documentaries provide viewers with unlimited access to the Hellboy II: The Golden Army set. 

·     Troll Market Tour with Guillermo del Toro: Using sketches and backstage video, del Toro walks the audience through the creation of one of the film’s most distinctive sets, the legendary Troll Market.

·     Animated Zinco Epilogue Comic

·     Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Director Guillermo del Toro

In addition, the Blu-ray and 3-disc special edition DVD also include the following in-depth features:

·     Prologue: A special introduction to the DVD from director Guillermo del Toro.

·     Pre-Production Vault:

o     Director’s Notebook: Exclusive interviews, image scans and text from Guillermo del Toro’s personal notebook.

o     Concept Art Gallery: Original designs and concepts for Hellboy II: The Golden Army’s costumes and sets.

·      Hellboy: In Service Of The Demon:  Over two hours of footage that takes fans into the creation of this film.

·      Production Workshop: Professor Broom’s Puppet Theatre: A special look inside the opening sequence of the film including storyboards and animatics.

·     Image Gallery Featuring Teaser Banners, One-Sheets and Poster Explorations

·     DVD Rom: Hellboy II: The Golden Army Script

EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY HI-DEF BONUS FEATURES

Only on the Hellboy II: The Golden Army Blu-ray Hi-Def can viewers enjoy the following interactive features:

·      BD-Live:

·     My Chat: Using your internet-connected player, host a text chat with your friends who also own Hellboy II: The Golden Army on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def while you watch the movie in synchronization!

·     Sneak Peek of Wanted: Watch never-before seen footage from the explosive action movie Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy.

·     My Scenes Sharing: Show your friends your favorite scenes from Hellboy II: The Golden Army via BD-Live.

·     Comic Book Builder: Create an original downloadable Hellboy adventure by selecting still images from the movie, dropping them into comic book layouts and adding text. The result can be e-mailed to friends or published via BD-Live buddy lists.  

·     U-Control: Universal’s exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie.

·     Scene Explorer: Schufften Goggle View: View scenes from the film as it progresses from storyboards and early renderings of the visual effects to the final film.

·     Director’s Notebook: Fans will get an interactive glimpse at the director’s personal journal and view how early thematic concepts evolved into the final film. Includes an introduction by Guillermo Del Toro.

·     Set Visits: Interactive vignettes provide information about key moments in the film.

·     Comic Book Back-Story Interactive Feature: Clickable motion pages provide backstories of the film’s characters.

SYNOPSIS

After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt.  A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures.  Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders.  He may be red.  He may be horned.  He may be misunderstood.  But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman). Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development—pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann—the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal.  And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.  
CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro
Story by: Guillermo del Toro & Mike Mignola
Based upon the Dark Horse comic book created by: Mike Mignola    
Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson. Lloyd Levin
Executive producer: Chris Symes
Director of photography: Guillermo Navarro, ASC
Production designer: Stephen Scott
Editor: Bernat Vilaplana
Casting by: Jeremy Zimmerman
Additional casting by: Csutak Zsolt
Co-executive producer: Mike Mignola
Co-producer: John Swallow
Music by: Danny Elfman
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, John Hurt, John Alexander, Seth MacFarlane, Anna Walton, Brian Steele     
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD

Street Date:  November 11, 2008
Pre-Order Close: September 30, 2008
Copyright: 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: 
·      SD single (FF/WS):$29.98 SRP

·      SD 3-Disc (WS): $34.98 SRP

·      SD Collector’s Set (WS): $64.98 SRP

·      BD 2-Disc: $39.98 SRP

·      BD Collector’s Set: $69.98 SRP

Selection Number: 
·     Full Frame Single Disc: 61100256
·     Widescreen Single Disc: 61100257
·     Widescreen 3-Disc Collector’s: 61105622      
·     Blu-ray Hi-Def: 61105623
·     Widescreen 3-Disc Collector’s Set: 61107314
·     Blu-ray Hi-Def Collector’s Set: 641107316
Running Time: 2 Hours
Layers: 
Widescreen and Full Frame: Dual
Blu-Ray Hi-Def: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 
Widescreen: 1.85:1
Full Frame: 1.33:1
Blu-ray Hi-Def: Widescreen: 1.85:1

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language

Technical Info: 
Widescreen and Full Frame: English Dolby Digital 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1; English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Blu-ray Hi-Def: English DTS-HD Audio 7.1, Spanish and French DTS Surround 5.1; English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

INDIANA JONES & THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL – on DVD & Blu-ray 10/14/08

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

With More Than $770 Million in Worldwide Box Office, the Globe-Trotting Adventure Launches October 14 in Single & Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray Packed with Sensational Behind-the-Scenes Special Features

‘Crystal Skull’ Marks First New Release on Blu-ray from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Steven Spielberg

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – The highest-grossing installment of the phenomenally popular adventure franchise, with more than $770 million at the global box office, Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will make its highly anticipated debut on DVD and Blu-ray October 14.
Released by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will be available as a two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray loaded with spectacular bonus features that allow viewers to accompany the filmmakers and cast on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes of this modern classic.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank Marshall, with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy as executive producers, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the newest adventure in the phenomenally successful INDIANA JONES series, which has earned six Academy Awards® and over $2 billion worldwide.

Set in 1957, the film stars Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt, following Indy on a perilous adventure to find the coveted Crystal Skull of Akator. From the ivy-covered halls of Marshall College to the verdant jungles of South America, Indy is relentlessly pursued by sinister Soviet agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the eerie object of fascination.

The two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray presentations feature hours of new content that opens up the world of Indiana Jones as never before through in-depth footage of Steven Spielberg and his cast and crew at work.  From Shia LaBeouf’s training to become a master swordsman to Harrison Ford’s reunion with his fedora, whip…and Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, viewers will play witness to the magic of cinema’s greatest action-adventure hero’s triumphant return to the big screen, as well as the of the extraordinary work of legendary artists who brought Indy’s latest thrilling adventure to life.

In addition, all four INDIANA JONES films will be showcased in the quintessential Indiana Jones collection entitled The Complete Adventure Collection, which will include the first three films plus the two-disc Special Edition DVD of the latest installment.

DVD:

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull two-disc Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with THX Certified Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The two-disc set includes the following special features:

Disc 1:

-The Return of a Legend—The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators.

-Pre-Production—Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage.

DVD Disc 2:

Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal Skull—Join filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film.

oShooting Begins: New Mexico

oBack To School: New Haven, Connecticut

oWelcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii

oOn-Set Action

oExploring Akator

oWrapping Up!
-Warrior Makeup
- The Crystal Skulls
- Iconic Props
-The Effects of Indy
- Adventures in Post Production
-Closing: Team Indy
-Pre-Visualization Sequences

oArea 51 Escape

oJungle Chase

oAnts Attack

·Galleries

oThe Art Department
-The Adventure Begins
-Cemetery and Jungle
-Akator

oStan Winston Studio
-Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies
-Aliens & Crystal Skulls

oProduction Photographs

oPortraits

oBehind-the-Scenes Photographs

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull also will be available as a single disc DVD presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with THX Certified Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Blu-ray:

The Special Edition Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with THX Certified English 5.1 Dolby True HD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.  The two-disc set includes the following special features:

Blu-ray Disc 1:

·Indiana Jones Timelines— Explore the movie through interactive timelines that include video featurettes, in-depth information and unique imagery.  Your adventure begins with one of these three timelines:

oStory Timeline: Showcases the key events of the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” storyline.

oProduction Timeline: A Making-of chronology for “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.

oHistorical Timeline: Dives into the real-world historical influences that are referenced in the film.

·The Return of a Legend—The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators. (HD)

·Pre-Production—Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage. (HD)

Disc 2:

·Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal Skull—Join filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film.

oShooting Begins: New Mexico (HD)
oBack To School: New Haven, Connecticut (HD)
oWelcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii (HD)
oOn-Set Action (HD)
oExploring Akator (HD)

oWrapping Up! (HD)
- Warrior Makeup (HD)
-The Crystal Skulls (HD)
-Iconic Props (HD)
-The Effects of Indy (HD)
-Adventures in Post Production (HD)
-Closing: Team Indy (HD)
-Pre-Visualization Sequences

oArea 51 Escape (HD)

oJungle Chase (HD)

oAnts Attack (HD)

oGalleries

oThe Art Department
-The Adventure Begins
-Cemetery and Jungle
-Akator

oStan Winston Studio
-Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies
-Aliens & Crystal Skulls

oProduction Photographs

oPortraits

oBehind-the-Scenes Photographs

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has a running time of 122 minutes and an MPAA rating of PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images and is rated PG in Canada for violence and frightening scenes.  For even more information about the adventures of Indiana Jones, visit http://www.indianajones.com.

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Lucasfilm, INDIANA JONES and related properties and titles are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. TM & (c) Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
Street date: October 14, 2008
Pricing: 
$29.99 U.S. (Single Disc)
$39.99 U.S. (Two-Disc)
$39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray)                         
$89.99 U.S. (Complete Adventure Collection)