UPDATE: An Australian Website has downloaded the video and denied this claim.
The news of the first six Star Wars films coming to digital formats this week was met with minimal excitement. Yes, it’s great that now fans can watch their favorite films on their computers, iPad, iPhones and more, but there was no news of any significant changes. There were some cool special features, but as far as anyone knew, the movies themselves were unchanged from the Blu-ray editions released in 2011.
That may not be the case.
It’s still unconfirmed, but a rumor has surfaced that at least one change has been made to one of the movies. Apparently, Han will once again shoot Greedo first in the Mos Eisley Cantina, correcting the most controversial change George Lucas made in the 1997 Special Editions.
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Marvel fans have held their breath waiting to see the final costume design for Daredevil that will appear in the character’s Netflix series which debuts as soon as the calendar turns to April 10. (That is, all thirteen episodes will be available at midnight tonight.) Last night, an image leaked that purported to show the suit, and now Netflix has released a video confirming the image. Check out the Daredevil red suit via an official video below. Read More »
Monday night, Lucasfilm announced that the first six Star Wars films are being made available digitally. To help entice fans to buy these films one more time, there are some new special features included with each film. They’re basically broken down into two categories: Discoveries From Inside and Star Wars: Conversations. The former takes fans on a trip behind the scenes of the making of the films and the latter talks with some of the most important people in the development on the franchise.
Hot off the news of the digital release, Lucasfilm has released two clips to show off the goods. The Discoveries from Inside clip settles the debate over the color of Han Solo’s Hoth jacket in The Empire Strikes Back, and the Conversations clip has Joe Johnston discussing his creation of the Millennium Falcon. Fascinating stuff. Watch the Star Wars digital special features clips below.
UPDATE: StarWars.com has uploaded five more clips as well. See those below.
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Hollywood and the movie theaters have finally figured out a system they agree on to screen first run movies in your house. It costs $35,000 for the hardware and a $500 per rental.
A company called PRIMA Cinema has created a system that allows people to watch movies opening in theaters in their homes. The $35,000 hardware includes multiple failsafes to ensure the film looks and sounds great. It also includes a separate biometric security system so only the person who is authorized to watch the movie is watching the movie. After that, each rental is $500 but you are required to pre buy 10 movies at the start, so the whole system costs $40,000. Read More »
The upcoming Hulu series based on Stephen King‘s novel 11/22/63 just got a serious director for its first two episodes, as Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) has signed to direct the first two installments of the nine-episode event series, and exec produce the show. Along with the news of Macdonald’s hire, we’ve got word on more cast members signing on to join James Franco, who plays the lead, a schoolteacher who travels back in time with the aim of preventing the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Arrested Development will live again, again. Executive producer Brian Grazer says 17 new episodes will be coming to Netflix, although the streaming service itself has yet to make an official announcement. Hit the jump to read and hear his comments on more Arrested Development episodes. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Star Wars saga is preparing to go where it’s never gone before. For the first time ever starting, the entire six-film series will be available in Digital HD, as announced by Disney, Lucasfilm, and Fox today. And even if you already own them on DVD, Blu-ray, etc., you may want to check these out — each movie comes with a whole bunch of never-before-seen bonus features. Get all the details on the Star Wars Digital HD release after the jump. Read More »
Netflix is quickly becoming a force in movie distribution. In recent months, they’re announced deals with Adam Sandler, Pee-Wee Herman, and distribution on films like the latest from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation. Their latest deal is equally impressive and probably a little bit funnier.
Ricky Gervais‘s upcoming film Special Correspondents, which stars Eric Bana, has been acquired by Netflix. They’ll release it on the streaming service next year. Read more about the Ricky Gervais Special Correspondents deal with Netflix below. Read More »
Netflix is ordering a new genre series. So far the most high-profile original series from Netflix have been comedies, and dramas that edge toward thriller territory. But the company is bringing back the horror series Hemlock Grove for a third and final season, is moving into sci-fi with Sense8 from the Wachowskis, and is now buying another show with a hybrid sci-fi/supernatural bent.
Netflix has ordered eight hour-long episodes of Montauk, genre drama that sounds like it is equally influenced by ’80s Spielberg and The X-Files, with an extra-large dash of conspiracy theory. Read More »