Hanging out with Dad this fine Father's Day? Take a break from the usual earthbound family drama and watch a bit of outer space suspense in this new clip from sci-fi horror flick Europa Report. It'll be available On Demand beginning June 27 and in theatres August 2 from Magnet Releasing.
Penned by Philip Gelatt and directed by Sebastian Cordero, Europa Report stars District 9's Sharlto Copley alongside Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, Dan Fogler, Anamaria Marinca, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Karolina Wydra, and Daniel Wu.
A unique blend of documentary, alternative history, and science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa's icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean.
After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crew member, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.
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Going to a concert is often the very best place to do some people watching. There are always the type of people who view a concert as a time to dress like their favorite band, seeing it like some Halloween-esque occasion where they can emulate and, in a strange manner, become the person they so idolize. Myself? I wear a t-shirt and some jeans. I look a bit like a schlub. It’s what I’m used to.
In any case, it’s still fascinating to see how people dress when they go to a concert. And I’m apparently not the only one who thinks so. Photographer James Mollison, in 2008, took panoramic photos of people who were attending various concerts, be it Marilyn Manson, 50 Cent, Rod Stewart, Motorhead, or many others. Check out the gallery below or a cool audio/visual journey here.
The Gameological Society’s annual Murder Report is in, and if you think Nintendo won – why would you think that? Of course the real fight is going to be between Sony and Microsoft, who prefer showing as many deaths as possible. Why? Because video games. Find out which of the “Big Three” was the most bloodthirsty after the jump.
485 deaths. That’s some impressive slaughtering of pixels and sprites right there. Well done, Microsoft.
Next up is Sony. During their media briefing an estimated 135 virtual lives were taken. I guess they didn’t want to include Sony’s merciless slaying of Microsoft…
And finally, Nintendo. Apparently, 61 lives were lost during Nintendo’s E3 showing. That’s… actually a little surprising.
Today, we’re looking at the wonderfully strange and macabre world of artist Damien Worm. The name just oozes creepy, doesn’t it?
Worm’s work is colorful, bizarre, and grotesque, and I can’t take my eyes off it. His themes range from cheerleaders in need of a serious exorcism, to Clive Barker-esque mannequin looking creatures with red tendrils coming out of their head. So grab your dad — it’s Father’s Day, after all — and weird him out with some amazing horror art, after the break.
If you’d like to take a gander at more of Damien Worm’s work, check out his gallery.
With filming of Blanc/Biehn Productions' remake of Hidden in the Woods set to begin July 1st in and around Houston, Texas, all the major players are lining up, and handling effects will be Vincent Guastini's V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio.
Hidden in the Woods star Michael Biehn met Guastini when they briefly worked together on Sushi Girl (in which HITW co-star Andy Mackenzie also appeared), and Biehn was so impressed with V.G.P.'s work, the producers asked Guastini to come on board and supervise with Evelyn Belmar and Vanessa Cartier. Some of Guastini's previous credits include Silent Night, ColdWater, The Devil's Carnival, Under the Bed, and Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, just to name a few.
Hidden in the Woods is a remake of the 2012 Chilean horror film of the same name. The story follows two sisters raised by their abusive father in a remote locale who must answer to their drug baron uncle when their father is imprisoned.
Michael Biehn stars alongside William Forsythe, and original director Patricio Valladares takes the helm. Jennifer Blanc-Biehn produces with Loris Curci; Hackybox Pictures recently joined the project as a producer as well. The film's co-stars include MMA fighter Krzysztof Soszynski, Chris Browning ("Sons of Anarchy," The Book of Eli), Ricco Ross (Aliens), Jeannine Kaspar (“House of Lies,” “Nip/Tuck”), Andy Mackenzie (Sushi Girl, "True Blood"), Electra Avellan (Grindhouse, Machete Kills), Mark Burnham (Wrong, Wrong Cops), Jennifer Blanc (The Victim, Wrong Cops), and Richard Gunn (“Granite Flats,” “Dark Angel”) along with Caitlin Keats (Broken English, Kill Bill Volume 2, Treachery), Mark Gantt (The Night Visitor, Among Friends), Evie Louise Thompson (The Call, Heebie Jeebies), Nick Bateman (Hobo With a Shotgun), Cody Hackman (Tapped), Grace Powell (Jacob), Larry Carroll (Dark Horse, Jacob), Cheryl Hawker ("My Name Is Earl"), and Greg Ingram (Machete).
Look for more soon!
Something Huge Comes Out to Play in this Preview of Primeval: New World Episode 1.03 - Fear of Flying
So far we're having a lot of fun with "Primeval: New World," and it looks like things are about to get kicked up a notch in Episode 1.03, "Fear of Flying." If you're the least bit entomophobic, you may want to sit this one out.
The 13-episode "Primeval: New World" stars Niall Matter ("Eureka"), Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries"), and Danny Rahim ("Eastenders") as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series "Sanctuary" and most recently recurred on "Supernatural," directed several episodes.
"Primeval: New World" Episode 1.03 - "Fear of Flying" (airs 6/22/13):
Evan (Niall Matter) and Dylan (Sara Canning) must travel to the past to save a small airplane that became trapped there after flying through an anomaly.
If you’re a gamer, you’re undoubtedly already fully aware of how stupefyingly awesome last week was. If you’re not a gamer, than let me take a second to fill you in. Last week, nearly every video game company in the country migrated to Los Angeles so they could spend a few days blowing our minds.
They did this by showing off new hardware — including a saucy battle between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — and announcing tons of exciting new games. Among these big reveals were a myriad horror games, both from indie developers and high profile publishers, that all look absolutely terrifying. Unfortunately, even though we saw from the likes of Daylight, Outlast, Dying Light and Dead Rising 3 — there were still many highly anticipated games that didn’t make an appearance.
After the break I have eight horror games I really wanted to see more from last week, but didn’t. Check them out, and let me know what I missed in the comments!
It doesn’t necessarily mean director Guillermo Del Toro’s exciting foray into video games has been canned; Dead Island and The Evil Within (previously known as project Zwei) both went silent before we resurfacing again a year (or two) later. I do hope Del Toro finds a developer, a publisher, and all the money he could possibly need, because a Lovecraftian action horror game from the mastermind behind Pan’s Labyrinth sounds incredible.
This is a game we know little about, outside of the possibility that it may or may not feature creepy dolls. It might not even be a horror game.
What has me most excited for this is the developer behind it. It’s Climax! You know, the team behind two of the best (recent) Silent Hill games, Origins and Shattered Memories. They understand psychological horror, so if this does end up being a horror game that sees the light of day, I have full faith they’ll deliver something that’s truly terrifying.
Okay, yes, this is a little unfair. Bethesda is busier than ever promoting their current projects — an arsenal of hugely anticipated games that includes The Elder Scrolls Online (now coming to next-gen consoles, as well as PC!), Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within. Asking them to show us something from Doom 4 when they already have plenty coming is almost definitely asking too much. With that said, I don’t care, just show me the damn game already.
If you can’t do that, I’ll settle for an explanation as to what Endless Summer is, or even something related to Fallout. Maybe more on that Skyrim follow-up, too…
Robotoki is working on a post-apocalyptic survival game called Human Element. It sounds amazing, and not just because it has Robert Bowling, former lead and creative strategist on the Modern Warfare series, behind it. This is the only game on this list that’s coming to the Ouya console, so I hope they show us something soon. Last we heard, the plan was to launch an episodic prequel exclusively on the Ouya, followed by the “full” Human Element some time in 2015.
Another vintage one-sheet has been released for the new flick known as Berberian Sound Studio, and given its neutral color scheme, it goes with just about anything. The film starring Toby Jones and Tonia Sotiropoulou is available now on all the usual VOD platforms.
Check out our Berberian Sound Studio review here.
Set in 1976: Gilderoy is hired to orchestrate the sound mix for the latest film by Italian horror maestro Santini. As time and realities shift, Gilderoy is lost in a spiral of sonic and personal mayhem and has to confront his own demons in order to stay afloat.
There's just something so very right about seeing a Japanese poster for Pacific Rim. The flick fits like a glove in terms of Japanese Kaiju culture. Check it out right here, and suffer through the agonizing wait for the film's release with us!
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
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From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
The first custom one-sheet made specifically for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con has hit the Internet, and it's in promotion of Vin Diesel's latest turn as the intergalactic outlaw Riddick! Get ready to rule the dark!
And... it looks like Vin will be at the big show in the flesh as well. Per the Riddick Facebook page:
It's been over decade, since I've been to Comic-Con...
Riddick stars Vin Diesel and is based on a script by David Twohy, who wrote both Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black, where he first created the character of Riddick.
Joining Diesel are a returning Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Vaako; Jordi Molla as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV's "Battlestar Galactica") as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (Aliens in America), and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson.
Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Undead Labs’ zombie survival game State of Decay has only been out a couple weeks and it’s already broken records and received critical acclaim, including an Editor’s Choice from yours truly. It’s an incredibly addicting and often unforgiving post-apocalyptic arcade game that, unfortunately, was also riddled with technical issues. Thankfully, Undead Labs is addressing, and fixing, many of these issues in a patch. Full list of fixes after the jump.
NEW: Playable characters can no longer be killed by the simulation
Workshop now repairs weapons and vehicles at game dawn rather than the next real-world day.
Reduced cooldown times of commands in the Radio Menu, notably Words of Encouragement, Words of Inspiration, and Medical Advice.
NPCs no longer get stuck behind the counter or on the stairs at the gun shop in Spencer’s Mill.
The “Too many infestations!” event will now only occur when there are too many infestations within 500m of your Home, rather than anywhere in the world.
UPDATED: The “Too many infestations” to-do item is now cleared when there is only one remaining infestation within 500m of your Home, rather than anywhere in the world.
You must now be close to the ranger station for the Memento mission scene to play. Previously you would be teleported to the station if you left before the end of the mission.
Community members will properly interact with Facilities in your home. Previously they would stop after a period of time.
Feral zombie now properly dodges vehicles approaching at an angle.
NPCs will now reliably reach warehouse between Mt. Tanner and Spencer’s Mill when called to gather supplies.
You can now punch out through the windshield of a vehicle if both doors are blocked.
Zombies and NPCs no longer get stuck behind the grocery store in Marshall.
NPCs now properly move to the proper location during cinematic scenes.
Zombies no longer fall through floor in the Marshall courthouse.
Zombies can no longer get under porch or floor at the Wilkerson’s farmhouse.
Fixed a few rare crash bugs.
Fixed various translations bugs.
David Twohy and Vin Diesel have reunited for Riddick, the third film in the Pitch Black franchise that actually looks pretty dope. Saturday morning Universal sent us their San Diego Comic-Con poster for the film, which tints the original one-sheet red and adds a Rambo-esque blade to the pic. Both pieces of art look too “comic” for me, I’d rather see a really cool shot from the film.
In theaters September 6, “Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.“
It just feels right seeing posters for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim in Japanese? Am I wrong? Check this one out.
In theaters July 12, “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.”
Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff and Brad William Henke all star.
Remember that live-action fan-made web series that was teased back in February? It’s called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, and while it isn’t finished, you can watch the first episode in Chris and Jill’s stories, as well as four episodes in Leon’s story. After the break I have the first episode, which branches off into three separate story-lines. It’s kind of neat how they’re going about this, it’s not just another linear web series.
So grab a Jill sandwich, click that adorable Read More button, and get ready to get your Resident Evil on.
HBO’s sixth season of “True Blood” is just a night away, so why not draw some blood with this new promo that aired this morning on HBO?
Season 6 picks up immediately after last year’s bloody finale, which found Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) attempting to escape a very scary–and very naked–Bill (Stephen Moyer, who also directed the premiere episode). Joining the “True Blood” regulars this year are guest stars Rutger Hauer, Arliss Howard, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rob Kazinsky, Karolina Wydra, Luke Grimes, and Amelia Rose Blaire.
Prepare for battle on June 16.
Just last month Fox ordered “Sleepy Hollow” for the 2013-14 season, now we have the first TV Spot for the pilot directed by Len Wiseman. The show will air Monday nights from 9pm-10pm, which was originally filled by “The Following”.
“Sleepy Hollow,” from “Transformers” team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, finds Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) being resurrected to find a world on the brink of doom.
From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the Star Trek and Transformers franchises, “Fringe”), the thrilling new action-adventure “Sleep Hollow” is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic. ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
“Sleepy Hollow” is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” Underworld and Total Recall). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci and Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.
Time for another quick look at what's coming this fall in Fox's new take on "Sleepy Hollow" from a powerhouse Hollywood trio comprised of co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and director Len Wiseman. Expectations are pretty high!
"Sleepy Hollow" will air Monday nights on Fox at 9PM.
What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity’s last hope? Welcome to "SLEEPY HOLLOW," the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek and Transformers franchises, “Fringe”). In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman, who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Bound to the Headless Horseman by a blood spell cast on the battlefield of the American Revolution, Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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As this re-invented Ichabod finds himself in present-day Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town and a world he no longer recognizes. All that is brutally familiar are Headless and Ichabod’s determination to annihilate this immortal being. It’s a mission he must complete quickly, as Headless already has viciously slain Sheriff AUGUST CORBIN (guest star Clancy Brown, Cowboys & Aliens, “Carnivale”). He served as both mentor and father figure to Detective ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie, Shame, American Violet), a young cop whose own supernatural experiences help her form an unlikely bond with Ichabod. But Sleepy Hollow’s head of police, Captain FRANK IRVING (Orlando Jones, The Chicago 8, Drumline), isn’t buying any of this. In fact, the only person who is on Abbie’s side is Ichabod. His extensive first-hand knowledge of our secret American history, coupled with her superior profiling and modern threat assessment skills, will make them a formidable duo as they work together to triumph over evil. The complex pasts of Ichabod and Abbie, from Ichabod’s inclusion in the powerful and secretive Freemasons Society and the ghostly appearance of his late wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter, “Dexter”), to Abbie’s childhood visions, will help them solve the intricate puzzles of Sleepy Hollow in order to protect its future. As history repeats itself, the oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and hallowed secrets this nation was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil.
"SLEEPY HOLLOW" is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove, and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” Underworld, Total Recall). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.
Two things have always remained with me from Geoff Murphy's 1992 sci-fi action flick Freejack. The first is how Rene Russo’s character was supposed to age 18 years, but only her hairstyle changed. The second is “Hit Between the Eyes”, the title song provided by the Scorpions.
Based on Robert Sheckley's novel Immortality, Inc., which was set thousands of years in the future rather than 18 years later, Freejack stars Emilio Estevez as a racecar driver teleported at the moment of his fiery fatal car wreck from 1991 to the futuristic world of 2009, a time in which the hole in the ozone layer has ravaged the impoverished populace, bubble cars are the most popular vehicle, and dying billionaire Anthony Hopkins plans to transplant his mind into Estevez’s body. Emilio escapes, is branded a “freejack,” and now finds himself pursued by evil bounty hunters called “bonejackers” led by Mick Jagger in a role that will help remind you why he didn’t star in too many movies.
I take it back. There are actually three things I always remember about Freejack, and the third is seeing Estevez promoting the movie on some entertainment show and being very candid about his own low opinion of the film. “If this doesn’t work, I’ll just try something else,” he stated somewhat dejectedly. It didn’t, and he did.
The odd thing about the Scorpions’ music video for “Hit Between the Eyes” is that they chose to use a live version of the song rather than the studio recorded track heard in the movie. Who knows? Maybe they weren’t completely satisfied with the song any more than Estevez was with the film.
Yes, "Grimm" is returning to Friday nights, but that's not the only good thing happening this fall. In late September Dark Horse Deluxe will release a brand new line of collectibles based on characters and stories from NBC's hit series. Get your first look at a few pieces right here.
From the Press Release:
Dark Horse Comics’ toys and collectibles imprint, Dark Horse Deluxe, is proud to offer new items based on NBC's "Grimm." The "Grimm" collectibles from Dark Horse are licensed through NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.
"Grimm" is a cop drama inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, following Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt into a reality he never knew existed. Once he discovers this new world, and his role in it, he has to deal with much more than the usual criminals and investigations. With his partner Hank and ally Monroe (who is also a magical creature called a Blutbad), Nick delves into cases involving bees, bats, bears, and more!
“As Portland residents, we feel a special kinship with a series filmed in our hometown,” Dark Horse Product Development VP David Scroggy observed, “although we would have been drawn to 'Grimm' if it were filmed in North Dakota. The production team has been most accommodating, inviting us to visit the sets, examine the props, and meet with the key design and VFX staffers to help inform our line. This kind of cooperation is rare, and it has ensured a great accuracy down to the smallest details.”
Dark Horse Deluxe is launching the "Grimm" line with an assortment of products. The centerpieces of this first wave are sculpted, wearable pin replicas of Nick’s key (see below) and one of the coins of Zakynthos.
Nick is bequeathed the key as his dying Aunt Marie introduces him to his destiny as a Grimm, warning him to guard it with his life. The key is revealed to have a map carved on the outside, which is etched into the replica pin’s surface. Two small loops on the key allow the wearer to easily convert it from a pin to a hanging pendant.
The mysterious, ancient coin of Zakynthos has a long history of bringing a bad end to its possessors, although the Grimms seem strangely immune. While its purpose remains a mystery, various dark forces are seeking it and will kill to attain ownership of it. The Dark Horse coin pin replica is given an antique finish over zinc alloy, re-creating the patina of antiquity.
An embossed, heavy-gauge, litho-printed, classic tin lunchbox (see above), a sixteen-ounce pint glass, a deluxe coffee mug, and an embroidered skull-design patch round out the initial range of collectibles. Dark Horse will continue to offer more "Grimm" products, including busts, journals, and playing cards, and some very cool lenticular items. Stay tuned...
Look for these "Grimm" collectibles on sale September 25, 2013.
The Maniac Cop will soon be back in blue again - on Blu-ray by way of Blue Underground, that is. Maniac Cop 2 and Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence are coming via the company run by the director of the franchise, William Lustig, so you know he’ll do them justice.
Blue Underground will release both the criminally underrated Maniac Cop 2 and the nearly criminally sabotaged Maniac Cop 3 as Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo packs later this year. In the case of Part 3, this is its first appearance on DVD as well as Blu-ray.
An official release date, technical specs, and supplemental features will be announced shortly. I think we can pretty much count on commentary tracks by writer Larry Cohen and director William Lustig. Such a commentary for Maniac Cop 3 would be quite interesting considering its troubled history.
MANIAC COP 2 - This sequel to Maniac Cop pits Matt Cordell (Robert Z'dar), the crazed, murderous "Maniac Cop" of the first film (now horribly disfigured after a particularly brutal stay in prison), and Turkel (Leo Rossi), a serial killer who likes to murder strippers, against a frenzied NYPD detective, Sean McKinney (Robert Davi), who is just one step ahead of a nervous breakdown.
MANIAC COP 3: BADGE OF SILENCE - When Officer Katie Sullivan storms a hostage situation, she is shot by the supposed victim, who is apparently an accessory to the crime. She manages to return fire before slipping into unconsciousness, ultimately killing her shooter. The whole incident is captured on tape by an unscrupulous media crew who edit the footage to show Katie killing a helpless victim. Now in a coma, Katie's only hope is another detective, McKinney, who tries to clear her name. Unbeknownst to him, Matt Cordell, the "Maniac Cop," takes it upon himself to clear Katie and exact revenge upon those responsible for smearing her name. His vigilante mission takes a twisted turn when he kidnaps Katie from the hospital and prepares for an unholy wedding in an abandoned church. When McKinney interrupts Cordell's deranged plan, an explosive confrontation may finally send the Maniac Cop to his final fiery doom.
In celebration of this great news I think this calls for the Maniac Cop 2 rap!