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"Toy Story 3": Sweet to Threepeat

by Lord Dalekon June 21, 2010
The third installment is always the one that never seems to really work for a film franchise. Outside of stand-alones like Goldfinger and adaptations like Return of the King, I can’t think of a single “third movie” that didn’t disappoint. Even The Godfather couldn’t pull it off. So let it be known that Toy Story […]

"Beowulf": Somewhat Off-Kilter

by Lord Dalekon November 19, 2007
At this point in my life, I estimate I have read Beowulf (the poem) at least three times: once for fun, once in high school, and once in college. Yet despite this, I can claim no expertise on the tale. Like Chaucer, Beowulf is very much open to interpretation not only because it has to […]

Bandai Visual slates Tokyo Metro Explorers for November

by Lord Dalekon October 3, 2007
Bandai Visual USA has announced they will release “SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next” on DVD and Blu-ray disc on November 11, 2007. “SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next” is a 40 minute film adaptation of a short manga work by legendary Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. Extras will include an audio commentary, behind the scenes […]

Dentsu to post $44 Million loss

by Lord Dalekon September 30, 2007
Japanese advertising firm Dentsu Inc is expected to post a 4.7 billion yen (equivalent to $44,000,000 US dollars) loss this week over the dismantling of the US arm of their anime production label Geneon. This adds to an additional $63,000,000 loss following the breakup of a planned film and television distribution between the troubled company […]

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society – The Essence of GITS

by Lord Dalekon July 20, 2007
I’ve always believed that Ghost in the Shell’s best incarnation—outside of Masamune Shirow’s original manga—was the TV version: Stand Alone Complex. It stayed true to the cyber thriller/police procedural-style manga without falling into the somewhat boring, brooding style of Mamoru Oshii’s popular series of fims. Solid State Society, a made-for-TV movie sequel, continues this trend. […]

"Paprika": One Spicy Anime

by Lord Dalekon May 26, 2007
In some of his early reviews, Roger Ebert spoke of motion pictures that gave him what he called “the out-of-body experience.” By that, he meant movies that seemed to close the gap between the viewer and the projected celluloid and create an experience that engulfed the viewer. Recently I had that kind of experience. The […]

"Voltron" Vol. 3 Delayed Until May

by Lord Dalekon February 14, 2007
The third DVD collection of Voltron: Guardian of the Universe, originally slated for release on February 27, has now been rescheduled for early May, reports. May 8 is now believed to be the new launch date.

"What’s New Scooby Doo?" Season 2 Coming to DVD

by Lord Dalekon February 8, 2007
Warner Home Video will release What’s New Scooby Doo?: The Complete Second Season as a 2-disc set on 6/5/07. Extras and additional details are still TBA. [Source: The Digital Bits]

ADV Opens Position for New Brand Manager

by Lord Dalekon February 2, 2007
Popular anime distributor ADV Films has opened up an online resume call for the position of brand manager with a pre-requisite of more than four years experience in marketing. Full information can be found here.