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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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deleted monty python animation

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of those things that is actually as good as you remember. No amount of obnoxious over-quoting by comedy nerds trying out their best (i.e., terrible) British accent can ruin the best jokes. An amusing but safely mainstream Broadway musical adaptation cannot diminish its transgressive delights. 40 years later, it’s still one of the best comedies ever made, from one of the most inspired comedy groups to ever walk this planet.

So when long-lost animation from the film is unearthed for the new Blu-ray and DVD release, everyone with good taste has reason to celebrate! And when original Python troupe member/animator/token American Terry Gilliam is called in to provide commentary, everyone with the best taste has additional reason to break out the party favors.

Watch the deleted Monty Python animation, and Gilliam’s commentary, after the jump.

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Moon Knight TV Series

The Marvel rumor mill never stops churning. Two new reports purport to shed some light on the studio’s future plans. One claims the studio is zeroing in on Creed/Fruitvale Station filmmaker Ryan Coogler for the Black Panther directing gig, while the other says a Moon Knight TV series is in the works from Marvel and Netflix. Keep that salt shaker handy, because you’re going to need it.

Read the Black Panther director and Moon Knight TV series rumors after the jump.  Read More »

r rated batman movie

If any Batman movie demanded an R-rating, it would be an adaptation of The Killing Joke. If any X-Men movie deserved to run a little long, it would be the one that brings the team into conflict with Apocalypse. So that brings us to this news post, which exists to inform you that the upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke may get slapped with an R-rating and that X-Men: Apocalypse will probably be the longest X-Men movie yet.

For news on just how long X-Men: Apocalypse will be and details on the first R rated Batman movie, hit the jump.

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Daredevil cinematographer

Hell’s Kitchen is getting crowded, and we’re not talking about the 150,000+ fans who flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con this weekend. We’re talking about two heavyweight characters coming to Daredevil Season 2, set in a fictional (and far less gentrified) version of Hell’s Kitchen.

Marvel and Netflix unveiled the first teaser for the next run of Daredevil episodes at their NYCC panel, and included in it were our first looks at Elektra (Élodie Yung) and the Punisher (Jon Bernthal). Watch the Daredevil Season 2 teaser after the jump.  Read More »

With Bob and David trailer

No one is a bigger David Cross fan than Netflix. The streaming service revived Arrested Development back in 2013, and now it’s bringing back his ’90s sketch comedy series Mr. Show. Well, sort of. W/ Bob & David is technically an entirely different series, but seeing as it reunites Cross and Bob Odenkirk for more sketch comedy goodness, it should appeal to the same comedy nerds who’ve been gushing about Mr. Show for the past 20 years. Watch the W/ Bob & David trailer after the jump. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Netflix price increase

Back in July, we learned that a Netflix price hike was coming, but that it wouldn’t be anything dramatic. At the time, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed the prices of current subscriptions wouldn’t be changing this quarter and price increases would actually happen gradually over the next 10 years.

But it’s a new quarter now, and lo and behold, a Netflix price increase has just been announced for the service’s most popular subscription plan. Find out if the price of your plan is going up below. Read More »

paramount vault

We live in a strange new world. A decade ago, the mere thought of streaming a movie online seemed foolhardy and weird. Now, a major movie studio has created a YouTube channel that offers viewers the chance to watch a selection of their films for free. The Paramount Vault is here and it feels like a big deal. Never before has the ever-changing film industry made us feel like such crotchety old people. Back in our day, we had to get off the couch to watch a movie!

Check out the details of the Paramount Vault channel (and some of our recommendations) after the jump.

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‘Jessica Jones’ Teaser: The Purple Man Speaks

Jessica Jones teaser Purple Man

So far, all of the promos for Netflix’s Jessica Jones have focused on its eponymous heroine, played by Krysten Ritter, and her mysterious nocturnal lifestyle. But the new one changes tack to give her archnemesis a bit of airtime. Hear David Tennant as Kilgrave (a.k.a. the Purple Man) in the new Jessica Jones teaser after the jump.  Read More »