Skywalker Ranch, the Pixar Campus, Quentin Tarantino’s home theater, Stanley Kubrick’s estate: all places a film fan would kill to visit, but few ever get the chance to see. Another spot undoubtedly on that list is Bleak House. That’s what Guillermo del Toro calls the additional house he bought to devote to his collection of cool stuff, including props, posters, toys, any -and everything you’ve ever wanted to own in the realm of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and movie memorabilia.
Most people never get to see it, but on the Criterion Collection DVD for Cronos, del Toro actually did a guided tour of the space. It’s been online for about a year, but we were just turned onto it. And it’s as awesome as you’d imagine. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
The final season of Breaking Bad has become increasingly painful to watch, in the best way possible, but it seems we’ll have to bear the unbearable a bit longer than expected. Series co-executive producer Peter Gould has announced that the final two episodes of the meth drama will run long, amounting to about 30 additional minutes in total.
That’s a lot of extra time to spend clenching your fists and holding your breath. Fortunately, the Internet has come up with a perfect way to relieve some of that tension. The fan-made Breaking Bad video game allows you to travel back to the relatively lighthearted early days, when Walt was just a sick family man in his tighty-whities. Hit the jump for more on the extra-long episodes and the game.
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Prime 1 Studio has announced that they are releasing a statue of Megatron from the Michael Bay Transformers film series.
From the action-packed blockbuster, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sideshow Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the Megatron: Transformers Statue. Leader of the Decepticons, Megatron will risk it all to achieve his goals, and holds no regard for the human race. At over two and a half tall, Megatron towers over your collection, wielding a fearsome fusion cannon and menacing claws. Megatron is crafted with impressive attention to detail and features LED light-up eyes.
The incredibly detailed collectible statue is for sale on Sideshow Collectibles for $1949.99. More photos after the jump.
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We all know how Hannibal Lecter likes to eat humans: with fava beans and a nice Chianti. But has anyone ever released an official Silence of the Lambs Chianti? One company has now, and Mondo is making posters to celebrate the occasion.
The Alamo Drafthouse, in fact, has created two wines themed around the multiple Oscar-winning Jonathan Demme film, The Silence of the Lambs. There’s Hannibal Lecter’s “The Cannibal Chianti” and Buffalo Bill’s “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio,” both of which are now on sale. To drum up interest, Mondo recruited poster artist Caesar Moreno to make two posters for the film, each of which are incredibly specific and directed at true super-fans of the film. They go on sale Thursday, check them out below. Read More »
So you’ve got the shoes. You’ve preordered your 2013 DeLorean. What’s next on the Back to the Future technology checklist? How about a functional Hoverboard and the ability to make a car fly? Amazing technology is in the works that, at its early stages, looks like it will eventually be able to pull those things off. And while these experiments aren’t as Back to the Future specific as Nikes or DeLoreans, the applications can certainly be connected.
Check out videos of a working hoverboard as well as Quantum Locking, a process that makes objects levitate and move on a track, after the jump. Read More »
After a long day of flying around in a Viper attempting to preserve the precious few human beings left in the galaxy, a pilot needs a drink. And the best of the best drink out of this. Quantum Mechanix Inc. has created a 1:1 prop replica “Top Gun” stein from Battlestar Galactica, perfect for pretending you just wasted some frakkin’ toasters and need to kick back. Check out a gallery of images after the jump. Read More »
While looking around Craigslist last night, I came across a listing for a Life Size replica of Kaneda’s Bike from Akira. Built by Hollywood Fabricator Eddie Paul for Rapper/singer/record producer Kanye West, this Akira Bike is for sale for only $4,000. The only catch is that it is a collectible meant to be displayed, not ridden. Made from steel and vacuum-formed plastic with rubber tires, the bike was built for the Kanye West Music Video “Stronger” (but was cut from the final video). Kanye West and the music video producer signed the bike. Hit the jump to see more photos.
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Here’s something that could just be a footnote in the story of how technology helps us view movies differently, but it is a neat little footnote. MovieBarcode is a Tumblr that presents films reduced to pure color. Each ‘barcode’ on the site features every frame of a given film vertically stretched and then assembled into something that looks like a barcode. The result is like a graph that charts the use of color in any given movie. That’s The Matrix above; see a few more after the break. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
/Film reader Jose Cordova has pointed me towards a few user created levels of the video game Little Big Planet inspired by the movie Back to the Future.
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LucasFilm has finally released their long-promised Death Star cookie jar. Available exclusively from StarWars.com for $49.99, the cookie jar measures approximately 12 x 12-inches, and is made of sculpted ceramic. Here is the official product description:
The exclusive Death Star cookie jar is built to hold an Imperial army of your favorite cookies, and can even double as a festive ice cooler or candy bowl at your next Star Wars soiree. Made of sculpted ceramic with great detail and features a flat base to keep your Death Star from rolling off the counter. Oh, and no exposed thermal exhaust ports for hungry young rebels. A very cool exclusive available only at StarWarsShop!
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