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What If…Scooby Doo Met Jason, Freddy And Michael Myers

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Instead of meeting up with the Miner 49er, Mr. Hyde or the giant monster owl Willawaw, what if Scooby Doo and the gang met up with Freddy Kreuger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers of “Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Friday the 13th” and “Halloween” slasher film “fame”? Probably would have been a few more kids wetting […]

Review: Disney's "Tarzan" Blu-ray Triumphs

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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan has been a perennial on screens large and small for decades, so it’s surprising that one of the most faithful adaptations of the original novel is Disney’s Tarzan, now available on a new deluxe Blu-ray combo pack edition. Released in 1999, Tarzan is one of the true gems of the post-Renaissance […]

Review: "Divergent (UK Edition)": Chooses Wisely Where Others Regret

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There’s a pearl of wisdom that says there are specific types of fiction one needs to sample at set points in their life. In particular, young adults are recommended to immerse themselves in stories about loss, sacrifice, and exactly what is at stake in maintaining a just society. This is arguably when we as people […]

Amazon V. Disney: The Dawn Of MSRP Justice

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Like two superheroes going against each other in a comic book movie, gigantic online retailer Amazon and entertainment conglomerate Disney are at each other’s throats over potential pricing for upcoming Disney movies set to go on sale in Blu-ray and DVD format. At the core of the issue is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price [MSRP] […]

Otakon 2014: FUNimation Announces "Hellsing Ultimate 9 & 10" and more

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At Otakon 2014, FUNimation made numerous licensing announcements, both for new and re-licensed properties, as well as cast announcements and a number of home video releases. The biggest new license announcement was the final two episodes, 9 and 10, of Hellsing Ultimate. They also announced the full rights for Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA. […]

CON TV To Launch With Zombies

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CON TV – the new digital network from Wizard World designed to provide programming for fans of various Comic Con-like conventions around the country – will be launching later this year with “Fight of the Living Dead” where a smattering of YouTube stars see if they can navigate the first 24 hours of a post-zombie […]

History Channel Launches Planet H

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History Channel is launching Planet H, a mobile phone app using animated games to instruct children ages 7-11 about history. The first two apps released are “Empire Run” – a race through various historical worldwide empires – and “Frontier Heroes” [with mini-games set specifically in American history]. Both “Empire Run” and “Frontier Heroes” are available […]

Henry & Me Trailer

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“Henry & Me” – about an 11-year-old boy with cancer who fantasizes about current and legendary New York Yankee baseball players – has released its trailer. The animated film voice-stars Richard Gere, Chazz Palminteri, Cyndi Lauper, Lucie Arnaz and Paul Simon as well as a host of current and former Yankee players [though Alex rodriguez […]

Review: "Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (UK Edition)": Puts All Its Eggs In One Basket

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It’s become something of a pocket tradition since 2012 for me to review each successive film in the Mardock Scramble animated trilogy. I went into the series absolutely blind and found something that while fairly dark was also oddly engrossing. Of course with this being the third consecutive summer, it means we’re now at the […]

New Clips from Disney Blu-rays: "Hercules," "Bedknobs & Broomsticks," "Three Musketeers," "Ichabod & Mr. Toad"

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several video clips from upcoming Blu-ray editions of classic Disney movies. The five movies (Tarzan, Hercules, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, and Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers) are all set for release on August 12, 2014. HERCULES Hades Finds Out BEDKNOBS AND […]

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