Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trailer: SUCKER PUNCH: "Alice with machine guns"

The 2011 film Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the imagination of a young girl in the 1950s about to be lobotomized. As she attempts to escape an asylum with her inmate friends, her dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Director Zack Snyder describes the film as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" -- which, as you can see from the trailer, includes dragons, samurai, and B-52 bombers.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New on DVD: DEATH KAPPA

Death Kappa (Ws Dub)New kaiju on DVD and Blu-ray from Tokyo Shock: DEATH KAPPA (2010)
The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of researchers dedicated to developing amphibious super soldiers based on the kappa of legends. When their experiments result in murder by some escapees, the appearance of an actual kappa, and the triggering of an atomic bomb ... the consequences are of epic proportions.

Death Kappa Official Trailer


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WRATH OF THE TITANS: The Movie Based on the Comic Based on the Movie

Wrath of The Titans (Special Edition) with Bonus Comic BookJust in time to coincide with the DVD of Clash of the Titans (2010), Eagle One Media and comics company Bluewater Productions have released a new special edition DVD of the motion comic Wrath of the Titans, a sequel to the original film. Making it a movie based on a comic based on a movie. (Or something like that.) Incidentally, it also comes with a comic book.
Developed under the guidance of legendary SFX artist Ray Harryhausen comes an all new Sequel-Style story to the original Clash of the Titans: Five years have passed since the legendary Perseus defeated the evil Gorgon Medusa, killed the Kraken and assumed the crown of Argos. Things seemed idyllic throughout the kingdom and news of an heir put the citizens in a celebratory mood. Yet lurking in the shadows is the one being in Argos simmering with hate and discontent. Calibus, once though dead, was let out of the Underworld by Hades and looks to take his revenge on the Pretender and his family. Perseus stole his bride, stole his position, stole Zeus favor, stole his life and now Calibus looks to take it all back ...
Watch the first four minutes:


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More GAMERA goodness from Shout! Factory

Gamera Vs. Gyaos / Gamera Vs. Viras [Double Feature]Following their release of Gamera: The Giant Monster and Gamera Vs. Barugon, the next two discs in Shout! Factory's reissues of the Gamera series are now available for pre-order -- and they're both double-features!

Gamera Vs. Gyaos / Gamera Vs. Viras [Double Feature] and Gamera Vs. Guiron / Gamera Vs. Jiger [Double Feature] are both scheduled to release September 21. Details are not yet available, but based on the previous volumes we can expect clean prints of the original Japanese language films with English subtitles. (Not to be confused with Destroy All Planets 2010.)

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Superman: THE ARCTIC GIANT (1942)

From the classic Fleischer Cartoons series, the Man of Steel takes on a thawed-out dinosaur:

THE ARCTIC GIANT
A dinosaur is found frozen in perfect condition in Siberia and is shipped to the museum, where it's put on display in a specially refrigerated room. When the freezer shuts down and the ice melts, the dinosaur demolishes half of the museum -- trapping reporter Lois Lane under the wreckage. The news reaches the Daily Planet, and Clark Kent changes to Superman ...

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GIANT MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE!

This blog is for fans of classic giant monsters and monster-fighters from the movies, TV, and comics -- including King Kong, Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, Dogora, Johnny Sokko and Giant Robot, Ultraman, Fin Fang Foom, Titano, The Host, and more. We also salute the classic genre and special effects films of Toho Studios Universal Studios, Hammer Films, not to mention the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, giant robots, sci-fi, manga, and anime.