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DVD Releases: July 21, 2009

Out this week we have five DVDs to feature:  Watchmen (Director's Cut), An Empress and the Warriors, Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods, Coraline, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.1.watchmen-dvd

  • Watchmen (Director's Cut): This is an amazing movie and a great gritty look at our society's social political position and a great adaptation of comic to movie.  I'm even more excited to see the director's cut where I have hopes they will fix some minor issues I had with the film over the comic.  watch the trailer below.
  • An Empress and the Warriors:  A wuxia film with a great cast and fascinating premise with a woman leading an army of men in feudal China... that I'm going to have to rent.  Watch the trailer below.
  • Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods:  This is a re-release of the pilot for the great show Stargate SG1.  This version has some extended scenes.  They removed the nudity that was in the original version since Showtime wanted it in there and it leaves the pilot not as family friendly as they wanted it to be.  Christopher Judge also dubbed over some of his parts to help give more consistency to Teal'c.
  • Coraline:  I have heard good things about this movie and did not get a chance to watch it in the theaters so now it's on my rent list.  For more on Coraline read here. watch the trailer below.
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.1:  I grew up watching this show so I'm stoked that it is now getting released on dvd.  This is not the complete first season which would be a big negative against this dvd set but this one has a bunch of stuff in it for it's price of 20 bucks.
    • DISC 1: THE M.A.S.S. DEVICE
      • EPISODE 1 - The Cobra Strikes - Cobra has developed the ultimate weapon known as the M.A.S.S. Device. and attempt to steal a military satellite. Duke is captured.
      • EPISODE 2 - Slaves of the Cobra Master - G.I. Joe tries to counter Cobra's M.A.S.S. Device with their own.
      • EPISODE 3 - The Worms of Death - GI Joe takes the battle against Cobra undersea. Meanwhile, Snake Eyes goes to the arctic to find a radioactive crystal element.
      • EPISODE 4 - Duel In The Devil's Cauldron - Cobra and G.I. Joe try to get the final element to activate their own M.A.S.S. Device.
      • EPISODE 5 - A Stake In the Serpent's Heart - Destro takes Scarlett as a prisoner and the action-packed finale of the first G.I. Joe mini-series.
    • DISC 2: THE REVENGE OF COBRA
      • EPISODE 6 - In the Cobra's Pit - Cobra attacks a G.I. Joe convoy and steals a high-powered experimental laser.
      • EPISODE 7 - The Vines of Evil - Flint, Mutt, Junkyard and Roadblock are caught by vines in the Cobra's Pit of Chaos.
      • EPISODE 8 - The Palace of Doom - G.I. Joe sends various teams to different regions around the globe to find the three fragments of the Weather Dominator before Destro and Cobra get to it.
      • EPISODE 9 - Battle On the Roof of the World - Cutter, Wild Bill and Spirit battle the Baroness and Cobra on the Island of No Return.
      • EPISODE 10 - Amusement Park of Terror - Storm Shadow infiltrates Joe headquarters. Meanwhile the battle in the Arctic continues.
    • DISC 3: THE PYRAMID OF DARKNESS
      • EPISODE 11 - The Further Adventures of G.I. Joe - Tomax and Xamot seize control of G.I. Joe's Moon Star space shuttle.
      • EPISODE 12 - Rendezvous in the City of the Dead - Shipwreck and Snake Eyes try to evade capture from Cobra.
      • EPISODE 13 - Three Cubes to Darkness - G.I. Joe captures Tomax and Xamot plans to rescue him.
      • EPISODE 14 - Chaos in the Sea of Lost Souls - Alpine and bazooka are joined by Quick Kick. Meanwhile, Cobra Commander activates the Pyramid of Darkness.
      • Episode 15 - Knotting Cobra's Coils - G.I. launches a full-scale assault on the Cobra Temple.
    • DISC 4:
      • EPISODE 16 - Countdown for Zartan - Zartan infiltrates the Worldwide Defense Center and tries to destroy it.
      • EPISODE 17 - Red Rocket's Glare - Cobra uses Tomax and Xamot's company Extensive Enterprises to purchase the Red Rocket food chain and use its location for secret missile launching bases.
      • EPISODE 18 - Satellite Down - Cobra knocks a secret military satellite out of orbit and G.I. Joe races to its location before Cobra gets to it.
      • EPISODE 19 - Cobra Stops the World - Cobra plans to take control of the world's fuel supplies.
      • EPISODE 20 - Jungle Trap - Cobra kidnaps Dr. Shakur and plans to attack cities using the flow of lava.
      • EPISODE 21 - Cobra's Creatures - Cobra plans to use the animals of the world against humanity.
      • EPISODE 22 - The Funhouse - Flint, Bazooka and others hve to fight their way through the deadly Cobra Temple.

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Trailer: Watchmen

Coraline Toys At Carl's Jr.

A great treat for all of us Coraline fans!  Right now at Carl's Jr., you can get these four toys in their kid's meals:

  1. Coraline's Key: Plastic key with what they call an I.D. insert which is basically a pog. key
  2. Magic Mirror: A mirror box with a puzzle inside. mirror
  3. Tic Tac Toe: Which includes a paper mat showing the characters and plastic game pieces that look like buttons. tictactoe
  4. War Of The Worlds: (My personal favorite.) A card game with characters on each card. cards

To find out more information about the toys, locations, and more Coraline goodies such as free Coraline wallpapers, go to: http://www.carlscoolkids.com/

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Theater or Renter: February 2009

Theater or Renter: February 2009 includes Five SF movies Coraline, Fanboys, Push, Friday the 13th, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.  Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

Coraline:

coraline Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ, Coraline Teaser, and Coraline and Neil Gaiman fun for the day!

Release Date:  February 6, 2009

Listed as:  stop motion, horror

Studio:  Focus Features

Director:  Henry Selick

Produced by: Mary Sandell, Claire Jennings

Written by:  Neil Gaiman (novel), Henry Selick

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, Keith David, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French

The Plot / Story: A young girl, Coraline unlocks a mysterious door in her new home and enters into a parallel reality, a fantastical and thrilling imitation of her own dull life. In this world, Coraline finds a new version of her real mother and father, her off-kilter neighbors, Miss Forcible, Miss Spink and Mr. Bobinsky, and the Cat.  The only difference is that they all possess big, black buttons for eyes (All except for the Cat). When Coraline's Other Parents confront her during her birthday night, they tell Coraline that if she wants to stay in this Parallel universe, she must change her eyes into black buttons as well. When Coraline is given them in a small box, she hesitates and has mixed feelings on which universe to choose permanently. However, this other world soon begins to unravel and Coraline, along with her real parents, become prisoners to her Other Mother and must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Fanboys:

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Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date: February 6, 2009

Listed as:  Adventure, Comedy, Fandom

Studio: The Weinstein Company

Director: Kyle Newman

Produced by: Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey, Matthew Pernicaro, Evan Astrowsky, Kevin Mann

Written by: Story: Ernest Cline, Dan Pulick, Screenplay: Ernest Cline, Adam F. Goldberg

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell

The Plot / Story: It's 1998 and Star Wars fanboys across the globe eagerly await the release of Episode 1.  But for Eric, Linus, Hutch and Windows the term "fanboy" is more than just a title, it's a badge of honor.  Spurred by impatience and an undying loyalty to their cause, these former high school friends reunite to undertake the road trip of their fan-tasies.  Traveling West across the country to visit their Mecca George lucas' Skywalker Ranch.  The plan is to break in, steal the film and stake their claim as the first fanboys in history to watch it.  But to secure their place in the fanboy hall of fame, they'll have to contend with bizarre bikers, a crazy pimp, a deranged group of trekkies and the quiet intensity of William Shatner. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Push:

Push Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date: February 6, 2009

Listed as:  Sci-Fi, Thriller

Studio: Summit Entertainment

Director: Paul McGuigan

Produced by:

Written by: David Bourla

Stars: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou

The Plot / Story: A group of young American expatriates with telekinetic, telepathic, and clairvoyant abilities, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency referred to as "Division." They try to find the only woman that ever escaped from "Division". She is their only key to finding out how to escape the agency. They must also use their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Friday the 13th:

friday_13_2009 Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date: February 13, 2009

Listed as:  Horror

Studio: New Line Cinema

Director: Marcus Nispel

Produced by: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller

Written by:  Screenplay: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Story: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Mark Wheaton, Characters by: Victor Miller, Ron Kurz

Stars: Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo

The Plot / Story: Searching for his missing sister, Clay heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins that lie in wait behind moss-covered trees. And that's not the only thing hiding under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has with the help of a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all—thrills weekend. But they are about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they've entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history - the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake armed with a razor-sharp machete…Jason Voorhees.  This is a remake of the original Friday The 13th from 1980  (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li:

Legend_of_chun_li Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date: February 27, 2009

Listed as:  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Produced by: Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj

Written by: Justin Marks

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Chris Klein, Michael Clarke Duncan, Taboo, Robin Shou, Moon Bloodgood

The Plot / Story: The story follows Chun-Li's quest for justice.  (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)


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Coraline and Neil Gaiman fun for the day!

The is a funny promotional video for the movie Coraline.  It features Neil Gaiman in his downstairs library talking about buttons and Koumpounophobia.

This video made me laugh so much.  It’s a brilliant piece of fun promotion and thanks to Neil for my word of the day: Koumpounophobia.  By the way Koumpounophobia is so uncommon I did not find it on Merriam Websters site nor on Wikipedi.

(via Neil Gaiman)


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