SXSW 2016 kicked off like it always does – with a rainstorm that no one was prepared to deal with. But neither rain nor shine can stop the reach of the evil First Order, whose steely grip has officially reached the planet Earth. Namely, Austin, Texas.
Okay, so the life-size TIE Fighter parked in the empty lot near a bunch of delicious food trucks was just a replica and the two Stormtroopers guarding it were just performers hired to help drill the release date of the Blu-ray and DVD for Star Wars: The Force Awakens into everyone’s heads. But as far as advertising gimmicks go, letting you get up and close with this stuff as pretty top notch. You can check out photos from this event, as well as a teaser for one of the the home release’s most interesting special features, below.
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When you’re adapting a series as large in scope and detail as George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire, you have to be very picky about choosing what makes it to the screen and what gets cut. And then you have to find a way to contort the most vital information into hour-long chunks suitable for a television time slot. In other words, stuff gets left on the floor with every step, with only the absolute necessary pieces making it across the finishing line.
But hey, that’s why they invented deleted scenes, right? Game of Thrones season 5 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD later this month and, as usual, the package will be loaded with special features. One of those features, a deleted scene from the season’s fifth episode, “Kill the Boy,” has made its way online for your viewing enjoyment.
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Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
“Chewie, we’re home.” That’s the line you’ll be muttering to yourself in early April, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hits home video. Because even though you’ve already seen the film two or three or three dozen times in theaters, you know you’re going to want to take it back to your living room for still more repeat viewings. Besides, no matter how much you’ve already spent on movie tickets, there’s sure to be something in the Force Awakens home video release that’s new to you. Like in-depth behind-the-scenes features, interviews with the cast and crew, and yes, some deleted scenes.
Get all the details on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens home video rollout, including where you can get special retailer-exclusive content, below. Read More »
Over two months into its theatrical release, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens can still be found playing in theaters. However, within the next month or two, fans will be able to enjoy the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga from the comforts of their own home.
Even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, reports have pegged an April 5th release date for The Force Awakens to hit Blu-Ray and DVD with a digital platform release planned for March 15th. And those dates seem to be accurate since we’re starting to get information about what we can expect on The Force Awakens Blu-Ray in terms of special features and deleted scenes. Find out what we know so far below. Read More »
In just under a couple weeks, fans will be getting the Deadpool movie they’ve been wanting for years. The film starring Ryan Reynolds is officially R-rated, and the Merc with a Mouth comic creator has said it’s the best version of his character that he’s ever seen. The movie is so dirty that it has been banned in China. But if for some reason the film isn’t as raunchy as fans hoped, co-star T.J. Miller says there will be a much dirtier Deadpool director’s cut coming later this year. Read More »
If you’ve been paying attention to our extensive Star Wars coverage, then you probably saw our round-up of 20 scenes that were cut from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Those scenes would add plenty of footage to the movie, and some have wondered if we might get The Force Awakens extended cut, or dare I say, The Force Awakens: Special Edition. But according to director J.J. Abrams, that’s not in the cards. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
One of the great strengths of Guardians of the Galaxy is how it just drops you into the deep end of this crazy, cosmic universe and expects you to keep up with it. Director James Gunn trusts the audience enough to just with roll every little weird thing that he throws their way. Here is a galaxy teeming with life and occupied with countless different species and cultures. The film doesn’t dwell on the details – it just builds a colorful world and drives you through it at full speed.
That’s why it felt totally okay that there was never a scene in the movie where Dave Bautista‘s hilariously literal Drax sat down and explained where all of the tattoos and carefully designed scars on his body came from. We don’t need that information! The look of the character and his body art tells us everything we need to know.
However, a newly revealed Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene is literally a scene where Drax sits down and explains where all of the tattoos and carefully designed scars on his body came from.
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Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Even the most ardent defenders of Peter Jackson‘s three-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit acknowledge that none of them come close to matching the highs of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Something about them just feels off from frame one, like something important is missing. Whatever spark made the first trilogy such a magical experience is missing here.
And it’s now apparent that no one knows this more than Jackson himself. In a new special feature on the newly released extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the Oscar-winning filmmaker is completely honest about his experience on the films and how a rushed schedule sapped his spirit. You will never see a filmmaker look more tired, lost and despondent than you will here. It’s genuinely heartbreaking.
Keep on reading to sort through the various Hobbit movie problems with Peter Jackson as your tour guide.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Since Jurassic World made over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office earlier this summer, chances are strong that you’ve already seen Colin Trevorrow‘s film and are therefore ready to check out a deleted scene. If so, you’ve come to the right place. One of the scenes that hit the cutting floor, which can also be found on the new Blu-ray and DVD, has made its way online and is currently available for your viewing pleasure.
Well, we’re using the phrase “viewing pleasure” loosely as the scene involves Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt literally covering themselves in dinosaur poop. Then again, that may very well be your thing. This is a no judgment zone.
You can watch the Jurassic World deleted scene after the jump. Just remember to wash your hands before you eat anything.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits, we take a look at:
- Jurassic World‘s really crazy Blu-ray and DVD promotion.
- How Iron Sky 2 is defying typical distribution.
- A Korean superstar joins Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
- Paul Verhoeven teases a Showgirls 2.
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back rounds out its cast.
And more, after the jump.
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