Inspired by a notorious radio marketing stunt, the intrepid genre team of producer Aubrey Schenck (Robinson Crusoe on Mars) and director Howard Koch (Born Reckless) hit upon an inspired conceit that was meta before meta was a thing. Desperate for money, the disfigured descendant of the original Victor Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) rents Castle Frankenstein to a film crew to shoot a horror film about the legendary monster that shares his name. The victim of Nazi torture, this Frankenstein pursues his ancestor's legacy with this injection of fresh capital in order to build a nuclear reactor that creates an atom-powered monster. And with a whole film crew around, there's no shortage of spare body parts! Boris Karloff is the feather in the crown of this metafictional monster show as the lead, linking the immortal icon back to his most iconic part, refracted through the lens of modern, self-aware cinema. Frankenstein 1970s glorious Black and White CinemaScope cinematography shines on the small screen thanks to this brand new, state of 2019 High Definition transfer on 1080p Blu-ray
Contest: Win The Glass Bottom Boat on Blu-ray!
Frank Tashlin directs Doris Day as "the drip-dry spy licensed for laughs" in this delightful spy spoof/romantic comedy co-starring the always welcome Rod Taylor and all-star assemblage of comedic supporting players. Day plays Jennifer Nelson, a PR pro who finds herself under suspicion as a spy and under pursuit from her boss when she takes a job at a state-of-art aeronautics firm. Tashlin's gift for reality-bending visuals that amuse and amaze are on ample display thanks to the deep-sea clarity and color of this new 1080p HD
Contest: Win Cleopatra Jones on Blu-ray!
Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) is a special agent in the international war against dope, but she has her own private vendetta going against the pushers who operate in the ghettos. Her most ruthless enemy is Mommy (Shelley Winters). After Cleopatra supervises the spectacular napalm burning of her Turkish poppy fields, Mommy lures Cleopatra stateside by framing Cleopatra’s anti-drug crusading man (Bernie Casey) as a dopester. But Mommy has just unwittingly opened a can of karate-kitten whup-ass. This over-the-top A-list action classic signaled the arrival of this exploitation genre to mainstream studio status and features a fight choreography assist from martial arts master Bong Soo Han (Billy
Contest: Win Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms and Blood & Iron on 4K and Blu-ray!
In Sword of Storms, the first animated feature from director Tad Stones (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), a folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy to a supernatural dimension of ghosts, monsters, and feudal mayhem. Now, while pyrokinetic Liz Sherman and fishboy Abe Sapien battle one very pissed-off dragon, a lost and cranky Hellboy must find his way home. Even if he can survive the perilous journey, how much crap does a guy have to put up with from the two most vengeful and ferocious spirits of Japanese
Contest: Win Geek Girls Don’t Cry by Andrea Towers!
What does it mean for a woman to be strong—especially in a world where our conception of a “hero" is still so heavily influenced by male characters like Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman? Geek Girls Don't Cry explores the subject, offering advice tailor-made for fans of any age. Andrea Towers, who works in public relations at Marvel Entertainment and has written about superheroines for outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, outlines some of the primary traits heroic women can call upon, like resilience, self-acceptance, and bravery, pulling in stories from real-life women as well as figures from the pop-culture pantheon. She also interviews the creators of our favorite fictional heroines, who discuss how they drew from their own experiences to develop these protagonists and how, conversely, their own creations continue to inspire
Contest: Win The Mule on 4K and Blu-ray!
Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for the cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to
Contest: Win Berlin, I Love You on Blu-ray and Digital!
Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, and Diego Luna head an all-star cast in this sparkling film from the producers of Paris, Je T’Aime. Set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin, Berlin, I Love You weaves ten stories of compassion, redemption, and acceptance into a rich tapestry of life — and
Contest: Win Man on a Ledge on 4K and Blu-ray!
In the film critics call a “white-knuckle action thriller (Mose Persico, CTV Montreal),” ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) escapes from prison to plan the ultimate heist; steal a $40 million diamond from cutthroat businessman David Englander (Ed Harris), and in the process prove his own innocence. From the ledge of the famous Roosevelt Hotel with the whole world watching, Cassidy plays a clever game of cat and mouse with the NYPD while his dutiful brother Joey (Jamie Bell) races against the clock to extract the diamond and clear his brother’s
Castle Crashers is an upcoming game for the XBox Live Arcade that’s being developed by Behemoth. It’s been highly anticipated for a while now and features adorably animated knights that hack their way through awesomely drawn levels. Read More
The next animated movie from Marvel won’t feature Ultimate versions or even classic versions of the publisher’s superheroes. Rather, the focus will be on an alternate-universe new generation of heroes—namely, the children of the Avengers. Read More
The big story in Marvel Comics these days is the upcoming Secret Invasion, an infiltration of the superhero ranks by the shapeshifting alien Skrull race. Speculation and hype has been running high for this controversial crossover series, and EW has a first look. Read More
Bowen Designs continues to put out amazing pieces in their line of statues of Marvel heroes and villains. The latest full size statue in the series is Wolverine. Bowen recently released Wolvie in two costume versions: a classic yellow “tigerstripe” edition and a Frank Read More
DC Direct’s newest entry in their Women of the DC Universe series is the Starfire bust. The bust hit stores last week, and we have some photos to show off this awesome new piece. Upcoming busts in the series include: Batwoman Catwoman Cheetah Huntress Wonder Girl This is the Read More
An animator named Montyoum has posted a new video on Gametrailers.com, and it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s the second installment in his Dead or Alive Vs. Final Fantasy series called Dead Fantasy: Technorati: video+games, dead+or+alive, final+fantasy, videos Read More
The eternally delayed release of the Star Wars comedy Fanboys got some good news this week when the Weinstein Company announced that they will be releasing two versions of the movie to home video. One version will be the original intact edition that was screened to rave reviews Read More
Major Nelson’s latest blog post outlines steps Microsoft has taken to smack down the cheaters they’ve found on XBox Live. Most of these cheaters have been using assorted nefarious schemes for inflating their gamerscores. That stops today for many, as Microsoft’s response Read More
The collective RPG brain of the world wobbled as Todd Howard of Bethesda announced that Fallout 3 will have 200 endings, just a bit more than the originally projected 9 to 12. Additionally, the game is twice as big as the company’s original plan, and it’s sometimes taking 100 Read More
Following the previous successful adaptation of Settlers of Catan and their own adaptation of Carcassone, Sierra Online has announced that they are bringing Lost Cities, another Euro game, to the X-Box Live Arcade. Lost Cities is a 2–player card game that will cost 800 MS points Read More
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