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    Author: Keith Aiken Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Official Site: edgeoftomorrowmovie.com Special Thanks to Alyssa Some and Tina Theriot On June 6th, Warner Bros` EDGE OF TOMORROW opened to overwhelmingly positive reviews but underwhelming box office. While the film did end up earning $369 million worldwide, it was mostly bypassed by American audiences in favor of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, GODZILLA, MALEFICENT, 22 JUMP STREET and THE FAULT OF OUR STARS. EDGE OF TOMORROW comes to home video this week, giving moviegoers another chance to catch one of the best movies from the 2014 "summer blockbuster" season.

    Solidly directed by Doug Liman (SWINGERS, THE BOURNE IDENTITY), EDGE OF TOMORROW is adapted from the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Tom Cruise stars as William Cage, a military public affairs officer who is

    Source: Universal Pictures Official Site: JurassicWorldMovie.com

    SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details from an upcoming movie.

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    INTRODUCTION

    Can you imagine what a dinosaur looks like, moves like or sounds like without thinking of Jurassic ParkIt isn’t just a movie. It’s a memory shared by all of us. It defined the colossal summer blockbuster, a moviegoing event of a

    Source: Walt Disney Studios press release Official Site: starwars.com/the-force-awakens

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5. Discover the complete story behind the making of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Bonus

    Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Toho-Towa Co., Ltd.
    Official Movie Site: monsterhunter.movie (US), monsterhunter-movie.jp (Japan)

    Sony Pictures’ MONSTER HUNTER is now playing in theaters worldwide. The fantasy action movie is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (RESIDENT EVIL film series) and based on the global video game series phenomenon MONSTER HUNTER (モンスターハンター, Monsutā Hantā) by Capcom.

    Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower.

    In their desperate battle for survival, the

    If not the most popular among other gaming industries, the Japanese industry has grown and impacted the world in different ways possible. A lot of people are fans of Japanese anime and cartoon video games from the early 60s till today. The amount of innovation the Japanese gaming industry has contributed to the world is unmeasurable. Starting from the time of Nintendo, Sega, Sony Computer Entertainment, Konami, and Capcom, they have boosted the world gaming system to another level. According to our expert Daniel Bennet here, the Japanese gaming industry has continued to dominate the world gaming system and will still continue as there are tons of promising futures for them ahead.

    Why are Japanese gamers so good?

    You don’t need to keep asking yourself why are Japanese gamers so good. Even though the Japanese were not the first

    Source: MVD Entertainment Group
    Special Thanks to Clint Weiler

    On March 16, SRS Cinema and distributor MVD Entertainment present the independent monster movie KONGA TNT (2020) from director Brett Kelly (ATTACK OF THE JURASSIC SHARK). KONGA TNT is an experimental movie project made while in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kelly took unused footage from previous movies and combined it with new footage shot by himself and actor/FX artist John Migliore along with writer Trevor Payer.

    After becoming injected with a formula derived from an alien ship, a lab gorilla escapes from his containment and befriends two young boys. The alien formula causes the gorilla to grow to gargantuan size and rampage throughout the city and the boys must find a way to save their simian friend before the army takes him down.

    Format: DVD

    Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group Special Thanks to Clint Weiler

    Arrow Video US is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the new Blu-ray of ZOMBIE FOR SALE (기묘한 가족, Gimyohan Gajok, 2019), an infectiously funny slice of modern Korean cinema where TRAIN TO BUSAN, THE QUIET FAMILY and WARM BODIES collide to create a memorable rom-zom-com from first time director Lee Min-jae. When the illegal human experiments of Korea`s biggest Pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of their "undead" test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family -- a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passers-by to make ends meet. When the Park family uncover their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalised and full

    From Legendary Television & Inspired By Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND and Square Enix’s Iconic Video Game Franchise
    Source: Netflix press release, Legendary
    Special Thanks to Sarah Jarvis

    Netflix and Legendary Television announce two new anime series, the first based on Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND and the second on Square Enix’s Tomb Raider global franchise. Netflix and Legendary Television are also currently in production on the previously announced anime series PACIFIC RIM: THE BLACK.

    SKULL ISLAND

    Logline: A new chapter in Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise, SKULL ISLAND is a thrilling animated adventure series that follows shipwrecked characters desperate to escape the most dangerous place on Earth — a mysterious island home to prehistoric monsters, including the greatest titan of them all, Kong.

    Executive Producers: Brian Duffield (UNDERWATER, THE BABYSITTER), who will write and executive

    Source: The Asylum
    Special Thanks to Avery Guerra
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    APE VS. MONSTER, The Asylum's homage to GODZILLA VS. KONG, will be released theatrically and on VOD this Friday, April 30th. The studio promises "An epic kaiju showdown in the verin of RAMPAGE and PACIFIC RIM!"
     

    SYNOPSIS

    An ape, lost in space, crash-lands back to Earth. The vessel oozes a sludge that triggers massive growth in both the ape as well as a passing Gila Monster. Once the creatures reach titanic size their paths cross again, leading to a giant brawl in which mankind hangs in the balance.

    CREDITS

    Eric Roberts (THE DARK KNIGHT)
    Shayne Hartigan (HAWAII FIVE-0)
    Katie Sereika (TRUTH, LIES & COVERUPS)
    Arianna Scott (BROKE BOYS)
     

    Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) press release
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Premium Bandai USA will begin offering highly sought-after and exclusive collectibles from renowned Bandai toy and collectible brand Tamashii Nations. Dragon Ball S.H.Figuarts and the Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization line continues with all new figures available for pre-order.

    Available Exclusively at Premium Bandai USA

    Tamashii Nations is cranking their power level off the charts with S.H.Figuarts RADITZ, available now for pre-order on Premium Bandai USA. This highly articulated figure brings the character to life from the hit anime series DRAGON BALL Z. Collectors can recreate the fateful scene where Raditz takes on the might of Goku and Piccolo on earth. This single event set earth’s mightiest heroes on a path no one could have ever dreamed imaginable.

    Tamashii Nations

    Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications press release
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    Special Thanks to Karen Tran Wood and Katie Jo Ash

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    The Korean zombie film TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA (반도, Bando, 2020) will open in US theaters August 21st from distributor Well Go USA.

    Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN (부산행, Busanhaeng, 2016), the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the

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