Growing up, few characters scared me from the video box alone more than the Leprechaun. Much like Chucky, there was something terrifying about seeing such a familiar, even lovable icon twisted into a new, frightening form. After a bunch of sequels though, the Leprechaun of my youth became a joke. As horror icons often do.
Enter WWE Studios, which has co-produced a remake with Lionsgate that they surely hope will terrify kids in much the same way as the original film. It’s called Leprechaun: Origins, directed by Zach Lipovsky and written by Harris Wilkinson. WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl plays the lead character, who terrorizes two American couples on vacation in Ireland.
Leprechaun: Origins opens hits VOD on August 26, followed by a Blu-ray release on September 30. Check out the first Leprechaun Origins trailer below. Read More »
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Briefly: Everything is turning up Ghostbusters recently. Art shows, Lego sets, it’s a fitting tribute to the second highest grossing film of 1984, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend. (It opened June 8, 1984.) That celebration will continue through the summer as well, with more art shows and then the crown jewel – a 700 screen, digitally remastered theatrical re-release. That’ll take place August 29 followed by brand new Blu-ray release of the first and second Ghostbusters films. Read more about the Ghostbusters re-release below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
UPDATE: The Robocop statue presentation has been cancelled, but the first pitch at Comerica Park will proceed as planned. Original story follows.
Detroiters are finally getting a real Robocop… statue. The 10-foot bronze monument to the pop-culture icon will be unveiled tomorrow, June 3, which not-so-coincidentally also marks the DVD/Blu-ray release date for the 2014 Robocop remake.
To celebrate this very special event, the organizers behind the statue have declared Tuesday to be “Robocop Day.” Find out what that entails after the jump.
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Marvel Studios has an incredible streak of critical and financial success going. However, recent developments have fans discussing what happens when that streak ends. We won’t know for sure until it happens, but another streak just ended for sure. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray, which will be released September 9, will not have a Marvel One-Shot on it.
The past five Marvel Studios home releases have had one-shots as bonus features, beginning with The Consultant on Thor and most recently All Hail the King on Thor: The Dark World. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said they don’t feel a need to have a one-shot on every release, but this has to be disappointing for fans. Read More »
Fans have been waiting years for The Wonder Years to make it back into their homes. Since ending its run in 1993, the show played in reruns and finally appeared on Netflix last year. But even so, the original episodes with the original music have never made it to the DVD format. That changed recently when StarVista announced they’d be releasing the series the way it was intended in late 2014.
Since then, work on the set has apparently continued as several of the show’s original stars – Fred Savage, Josh Saviano, Danica McKellar and Jason Hervey – took to social media Wednesday to post photos of a Wonder Years reunion. Check those out below. Read More »
X-Men: Days of Future Past hasn’t even been in theaters a week but the Blu-ray is already available for pre-order. Amazon has posted some looks at the release, which will be available in multiple versions. One will be a special collectors’ set including Magneto’s helmet. Check out images of the X-Men Days of Future Past Blu rays below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
To date, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is the only Jackass movie with a plotline, and the only one to be nominated for an Oscar. But one way it doesn’t differ from the other Jackass movies is the amount of footage shot for it.
Like Jackasses 2 and 3, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa had enough leftovers for a not-quite-sequel, dubbed Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5. Featuring Oscar nominee Catherine Keener and Oscar winner Spike Jonze, the new film arrives in just a couple of weeks. Today, we have the first Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 trailer. Watch it after the jump.
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Halloween fans and Paul Rudd completists have reason to rejoice today. September of this year will see the release of a complete Halloween blu-ray box set from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory.
For the first time ever, there will be a single box release collecting Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, and Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II.
In this case “complete” isn’t a term being used lightly. The box will feature not only all ten major Halloween releases, but also one of the rarest items in the Halloween catalog: the “Producer’s Cut” of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers. This “producer’s cut” is an alternate version of the film that was also the big-screen debut of Paul Rudd, and features quite a few scenes that aren’t in the theatrical release. The movie has been the most sought-after bootleg for Halloween fans, and a legit release is something we once thought would never see the light of day. Read More »
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