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    Genre-Bending Horror Film Arrives on September 18 Source: Lionsgate press release Official Site: If you think you know the story, think again. Experience the film that critics and audiences are raving about when THE CABIN IN THE WOODS arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy), DVD (plus Digital Copy) and On Demand and Pay-Per-View September 18 from Lionsgate. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is also available on EST Stwo weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand release. Co-written by fan favorites, Joss Whedon (THE AVENGERS, TV’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) and Drew Goddard (CLOVERFIELD) and directed by Goddard, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a film that “horror fans will be gushing about for years” (FearNet). THE CABIN IN THE WOODS begins as a conventional horror movie then transforms into a genre-bending, mind-blowing experience that cleverly mixes screams with pop-culture

    Opens Nationwide September 14, 2012 Source: Screen Gems Official Site: SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of increasingly lethal Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most impenetrable operations facility. Attempting a death-defying escape from the vast, high-tech complex with the help of a crew of elite commandos, Alice battles her way through the cityscapes of Tokyo, New York City, Moscow and Washington, D.C. Along the way, she encounters a series of mind-blowing revelations that will force her to rethink everything she once believed. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice finds a new reason to fight for the survival of a hostile world on the brink

    Source: Shout! Factory press release Special Thanks to Tom Chen The truth is more than meets the eye. You’ve been listening to their speeches and watching them on TV. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Think again and the choice is yours! On November 6, 2012, SCREAM FACTORY presents horror master John Carpenter’s (HALLOWEEN, THE THING) politically-charged science fiction thriller THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD. In this heart-pounding thriller, aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery -- a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth. Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment release of THEY LIVE boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover

    Source: The Criterion Collection, Image Entertainment Official Site: Special Thanks to Micheal Perzi and Brian Carmody On October 30th, 2012, ROSEMARY`S BABY will be released in digitally restored DVD and Blu-ray editions by The Criterion Collection. Terrifying and darkly comic, ROSEMARY`S BABY marked the Hollywood debut of Roman Polanski (REPULSION, CHINATOWN). This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin`s best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow (HANNAH AND HER SISTERS) as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors, played by Sidney Blackmer (HIGH SOCIETY) and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon (HAROLD AND MAUDE), and self-involved husband (actor and filmmaker John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema Polanski`s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it`s never been outdone for sheer psychological terror. Cast: Mia Farrow John Cassavetes Ruth Gordon

    Opens Nationwide September 21, 2012 Source: Relativity Media Official Site: SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence, fresh off her success in the worldwide hit The Hunger Games, and Oscar nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) star in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller about a teenager, Elissa, and her divorced mom, Sarah, who move into an upscale neighborhood to start a better life. But after they learn of rumors that the nearby woods are haunted by a homicidal killer, and Elissa befriends the mysterious sole survivor of a grisly double murder that took place in the house next door, their dreams for a brighter future spiral into a twisted nightmare. Things go smoothly at first: Sarah (Elizabeth Shue) finds a good job and meets a nice guy while Elissa (Jennifer

    Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Official Site: Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) are joining the worldwide celebration of Tolkien Week with the debut of the highly anticipated theatrical trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" on September 19, 2012. The first in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson, who previously brought to the screen the blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy. The week-long Tolkien Week celebration encompasses the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit novel and the worldwide celebration of Hobbit Day. The American Tolkien Society first proclaimed Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week in 1978, though Hobbit Day celebrations existed prior to its official recognition. Tolkien fans the world over celebrate by having parties and

    Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press release Special Thanks to Scott Neumyer From the creators of TRANSFORMERS PRIME comes an all-new animated series TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, created specifically for the younger generation of TRANSFORMERS fans by Hasbro Studios. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork and heroism, this hit show brings action, adventure, heart and humor, and follows a group of AUTOBOTS assigned by OPTIMUS PRIME to serve and protect mankind. On October 2, 2012, kids and families will be entertained by the adventures of the RESCUE BOTS - HEATWAVE, BOULDER, BLADES and CHASE when TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: ROLL TO THE RESCUE DVD hits store shelves everywhere from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Featuring five fun-filled episodes, special DVD bonus content and coloring sheets, this DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.93. This DVD is now available for pre-order at

    DVD Set Includes an Exclusive Alternative Art “Kenina” Trading Card Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press release Official Site: Special Thanks to Tom Chen, Scott Neumyer and Tyler Gagnon This holiday season, kids and families are invited on a wondrous journey into the imaginative world of KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS, a current animated hit series produced by Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast. Featuring the voice talent of popular actors Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio, Oded Fehr, Phil LaMarr, David Sobolov, Kari Wahlgren and Jason Marsden, this popular action-fantasy series offers an inspiring story about a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. It’s up to Ray to master the ancient art of KAIJUDO in order to protect both worlds. Moreover, this adventure-filled series highlights the tales of friendship,

    New Episodes Every Two Weeks Source: Fever Dreams, LLC. press release Official Site: Special Thanks to Carl Morano Fever Dreams, LLC., the New York City based independent production company responsible for such popular cult Asian movies as THE MACHINE GIRL, TOKYO GORE POLICE and DEATH TRANCE, presents SHINOBI GIRL, an all-new American action web series exclusively on Hulu! Hulu, the leading on-demand internet streaming video service that features movies, network TV shows and original programming, kicked things off August 31st with “Some Kind Of Super Hero” the first full throttle episode of SHINOBI GIRL. Five episodes are currently available, with new episodes premiering every other Friday. SHINOBI GIRL is an action thriller that tells the tale of Noriko, a Wall Street business woman who uncovers heinous corporation corruption and barely lives to tell about it. Accused of a murder that she didn’t

    Author: Keith Aiken Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Official Site: 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 drafted into a major offensive against

    Source: Universal Pictures Official Site: SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details from an upcoming movie. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION FROM DREAM TO REALITY: JURASSIC WORLD IS BORN STRENGTH OF CHARACTER: CASTING JURASSIC WORLD THE PARK IS OPEN: DESIGN AND LOCATIONS ROAM THE EARTH AGAIN: SCIENCE MEETS IMAGINATION PUSHING THE LIMITS: CREATING THE STUNNING VFX AND SFX ABOUT THE CAST ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS CREDITS INTRODUCTION Can you imagine what a dinosaur looks like, moves like or sounds like without thinking of Jurassic Park? It 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 lifetime that provided us some of the most lasting, iconic sights and sounds of cinema. It gave you the feeling that the first

    Source: Walt Disney Studios press release Official Site: 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 features include*: •

    Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Special Thanks to Tyler Robinson Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Combo Pack of RAMPAGE. Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure as a primatologist trying to stop gigantic mutated creatures. Directed by Brad Peyton, RAMPAGE also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (MOONLIGHT), Malin Akerman (TV’s BILLIONS), Jake Lacy (TV’s GIRLS), Joe Manganiello (TV’s TRUE BLOOD), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s THE WALKING DEAD); as well as P.J. Byrne (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET), Marley Shelton (TV’s RISE), Breanne Hill (TV’s FRONTIER), Jack Quaid (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE), Matt Gerald (TV’s DAREDEVIL), Jason Liles (DEATH NOTE), Demetrius Grosse (TV’s THE BRAVE), and Will Yun Lee (TV’s HAWAII FIVE-O). RAMPAGE will be available in a 4K

    Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Special Thanks to Tyler Robinson Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Combo Pack of Steven Spielberg’s action adventure READY PLAYER ONE. Based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, READY PLAYER ONE stars Tye Sheridan (X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, MUD), Olivia Cooke (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, TV’s BATES MOTEL) and Ben Mendelsohn (ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY, TV’s BLOODLINE). The ensemble cast also includes Lena Waithe (TV’s MASTER OF NONE), T.J. Miller (DEADPOOL, TV’s SILICON VALLEY), Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS), Simon Pegg (the STAR TREK and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (BRIDGE OF SPIES, DUNKIRK). READY PLAYER ONE will be available in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Trailer 1, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2018 Source: Warner Bros. Pictures press release Official Site: #GodzillaMovie Following the global success of GODZILLA and KONG: SKULL ISLAND comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The film was directed by Michael Dougherty (KRAMPUS), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR, THE CONJURING films), and Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI) and Sally Hawkins (BLUE JASMINE), both reprising their GODZILLA roles; Kyle Chandler (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA); Millie Bobby Brown (STRANGER THINGS) in her feature film

    Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ddPR Special Thanks to Danny Duran Universal Studios Home Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection on Blu-ray. Featuring unforgettable make-up, ground-breaking special effects and outstanding performances, the boxed set includes all Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the studio that pioneered the horror genre with imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror in unforgettable films from the 1930s to late-1950s. From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases all the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures #DetectivePikachuMovie Warner Bros. Pictures has released the title treatment for their upcoming live-action movie, POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU. Starring Ryan Reynolds (DEADPOOL series), Ken Watanabe (GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS), Justice Smith (JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM) and Kathryn Newton (THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI), the film is from director Rob Letterman (GOOSEBUMPS, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS) and writers Nicole Perlman and Letterman — with Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy having completed the production polishes. POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU arrives in theaters in North America in Summer 2019. Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for over two decades. With more than 300 million video games sold worldwide, 23.6 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons, Pokémon is one of the most successful entertainment properties in the world.

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and giant, high-res photos of their DefoReal Series figures based on the 2017 movie, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, courtesy of X-Plus’ Hong Kong-based subsidiary, Star Ace Toys, Ltd. The DefoReal line combines the cute “Super Deformed” figure style (known for large heads, squat, chubby bodies and stubby limbs) with more realistic features. These figures are recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older. DefoReal Series: Kong /デフォリアル コング Sales Agent: Star Ace Toys Product Size: Height Approximately 14cm (5.5 Inches) Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figure Package: Window Box Shipping: December 2018

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures #DetectivePikachuMovie The world of Pokémon comes to life! The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon — one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that

    POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Trailer 1 courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures #DetectivePikachuMovie Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU. Directed by Rob Letterman (GOOSEBUMPS, MONSTERS VS ALIENS), the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon -- one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. The movie also stars Justice Smith (JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (LADY BIRD, TV’s BIG LITTLE LIES) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, THE LAST SAMURAI) as Lt. Yoshida. POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU is set for

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