"Ghost Rider" chain whips his way to a DVD player near you

by Weathermanon April 11, 2007
The recent live-action adaptation of the Ghost Rider comics will be peeling silicon on DVD on June 12th, 2007. The film will be released in a standard one disc format for $28.95 and in an extended cut two disc version for $34.95. Both versions will include a “making of” featurette and 2 commentary tracks. The […]

Warner Brothers buys a new Arrow for their quiver

by Weathermanon April 11, 2007
Green Arrow that is. Wizzard magazine is reporting that Warner Brothers has purchased a script from David Goyer(Batman Begins, Blade II) for a movie based on the Green Arrow franchise. The film features the title character locked up for life in a Super Max prison for super villians and super heroes who go bad after […]

Woody Woodpecker on DVD July 24

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2007
Universal will be releasing The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection on DVD on July 24, 2007. The 3-disc set will contain 75 uncut and restored theatrical cartoons starring the likes of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, and Chilly Willy. Expected retail price for the set will be $39.98.

Flash in the Pan: "Defenders" Fails to Ignite

by Jameson April 10, 2007
I wouldn’t describe Defenders of the Earth as one of my childhood favorites. Even back then, my toy-addicted lump of gray matter found it generic and uninspiring. Last year, when I had the opportunity to review Filmation’s Flash Gordon for Toon Zone, I also had the chance to compare it with Defenders of the Earth […]

LA Times Damns "Aqua Teen" Movie with Faint Praise

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie in advance of its opening in theaters this Friday, April 13, 2007 (free registration required), briefly touching on the show’s demographic and the sensibilities (or lack of them) of the show’s creators, Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. The article also […]

Roy Disney: "Song of the South" on US Home Video "Overdue"

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2007
Speaking at the Philadelphia Film Festival, Roy E. Disney stated that he felt that a home video release of Song of the South was overdue, and that “I’ve got a bunch of cohorts working with me to convince the powers that be that it’s the smart thing to do,” to release the movie on DVD. […]

"Jigoku Shojo" Licensed By FUNimation

by Dr. Daedaluson April 8, 2007
At Sakura-con, FUNimation announced they have licensed Jigoku Shojo, a 26-episode horror anime from Studio DEEN and Aniplex. It deals with an internet website that can only be accessed at midnight, and which allows the user to type in the name of someone they want sent to Hell. No word yet on a volume 1 […]

Akihabara Trilogy Concludes in June with "Pretty Maid Café"

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2007
Pretty Maid Café, the third and final film of the live-action Akihabara Trilogy, will be released on DVD by Central Park Media on June 12, 2007. The movie tells the tale of sad-sack Hideki, who falls for the beautiful Misaki, who works in one of the maid cafés catering to otaku in Tokyo’s Akihabara district. […]

"Zegapain" Licensed By Bandai Entertainment

by Dr. Daedaluson April 8, 2007
At Sakura-con, Bandai Entertainment announced that they have Zegapain, a 26-episode mecha anime from Sunrise. It was directed by Masami Shimoda, who also directed Ai Yori Aoshi, E’s Otherwise, and Saber Marionette J. No word yet when the first volume will be released, but stay tuned to Toon Zone for further announcements about Zegapain. [Source: […]

PR: Live-Action Akihabara Trilogy Concludes with "Pretty Maid Café" in June

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2007
LIVE ACTION AKIHABARA TRILOGY CONCLUDES WITH “PRETTY MAID CAFÉ” RELEASE IN JUNE Third film in series debuts on June 12, 2007 and to be priced at $19.95 SRP NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2007)  Central Park Media announced today that Pretty Maid Café, the third installment in the Akihabara Trilogy, would be released this […]