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News for Nov. 20, 2006

DVD Tuesday: Grinch, Alias, Ali G

11/20/06, 7:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Still too depressed about The Hobbit to think about anything else? Well these new DVDs on sale tomorrow may cheer you up for a while. There is some cool TV on DVD coming out including: 'Alias: Complete Seasons 1-5', Boston Legal S2' & 'Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Seereez'. Be sure to take a look at 'Charlotte's Web Gift Set', 'A Fish Called Wanda (Collector's Edition)' & 'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (50th Birthday Deluxe Remastered Edition)'. Personally I'm hoping 'Star Trek The Animated Series - The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek' & 'Seinfeld - S7' get me out of my slump! see the entire list of new DVDs available tomorrow right here. [More]

News for Nov. 19, 2006

Kong Extended Edition Region 3 DVD Woes

11/19/06, 2:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Roy from Hong Kong writes: I just bought the Region 3 (Era Films HK distributed, Universal published) 3 Disc Extended Edition dvd set. Only Disc 3 is from the Region 1 set, the rest are leftovers from the Theatrical Cut 2 Disc SE!

I called the distributor and the are indifferent to it! Told me I should have read the running time in the back and ignore the Front Cover that says in BLOCK LETTERS "DELUXE EXTENDED EDITION".

Xoanon here, try contacting Era Films HK & Universal Hong Kong and voice your complaints!!

New Kong DVD Has Surprises

11/19/06, 2:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Michael Pellerin, who produced the deluxe extended edition DVD of Peter Jackson's King Kong, told SCI FI Wire that the disc features some secret bonus treats—commonly known as easter eggs—including a musical performance by one of the film's stars. "There is a song by Jack Black," Pellerin said in an interview. "Go find that one. It's awesome. It is absolutely awesome. ... I remember him rehearsing it when he was off set. It was a whole planned thing. Anyway, it will finally see the light of day. It's on there somewhere. It's an original song, too. It's not something from [Black's off-screen musical act] Tenacious D or anything. It's something specifically for Kong." [More]

News for Nov. 17, 2006

Sideshow Update

11/17/06, 1:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to check out our weekly Sideshow Collectibles update! Each week we provide an update on your favorite Sideshow goodies, from busts to premium figures and more! Take a look! [More]

TV Watch: Giganto: The Real King Kong

11/17/06, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Tonight on The History Channel's "Decoding the Past" they look into 'Giganto'..the real King Kong! From the website: An exploration of the Giganto (King Kong) legend using modern science, technology, and historic eyewitness accounts. Gigantopithecus (the Latin term for "Giant Ape") is believed to have existed 9 to 5-million years ago and supposedly was around 10-feet tall. Some fossil evidence shows that it may have lived in China or India. Scientists of varying fields will attempt to genetically connect Giganto to modern-day creatures from around the world. Could Bigfoot be a relative? Forensic testing, extensive scientific research, 3-D animation, and body reconstruction will help determine the true mystery behind this prehistoric ape. [history.com]

News for Nov. 15, 2006

TV Watch: Jack Black on 'Conan O'Brien'

11/15/06, 12:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Jack Black will be on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' tonight on NBC. He is there to promote his latest film 'Tenation D and the Pick of Destiny'. Conan O'Brien airs on 12:35AM on NBC.

TV Watch: Adrien Brody on 'Tavish Smiley'

11/15/06, 12:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Adrien Brody is slated to be a guest on the PBS late night show "Tavis Smiley" tonight. Check your local listings!

News for Nov. 14, 2006

TV Watch: Jack Black on 'Letterman'

11/14/06, 6:53 am EST - Xoanon

Jack Black is slated to be a guest on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' tonight on CBS.

Kong EE & HD DVD Out Today!

11/14/06, 6:52 am EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson's King Kong, the Extended Edition and the HD DVD version are out on DVd today! Follow these links to pick them up!

Order at Amazon

King Kong (3 Disc Deluxe Extended Edition) Amazon.com
King Kong (Deluxe Extended Limited Edition DVD Gift Set) Amazon.com

King Kong (3 Disc Deluxe Extended Edition) Amazon.ca
King Kong (Deluxe Extended Limited Edition DVD Gift Set) Amazon.ca

King Kong (3 Disc Deluxe Extended Edition) Amazon.co.uk

King Kong (3 Disc Deluxe Extended Edition) Amazon.de
King Kong (Deluxe Extended Limited Edition DVD Gift Set) Amazon.de

King Kong (3 Disc Deluxe Extended Edition) Amazon.co.jp

King Kong (3 Disc Deluxe Extended Edition) Amazon.fr
King Kong (Deluxe Extended Limited Edition DVD Gift Set) Amazon.fr

News for Nov. 13, 2006

DVD Tuesday: Kong EE, The Da Vinci Code & More!

11/13/06, 4:02 pm EST - Xoanon

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! First up and not to be forgotten we have the King Kong: Extended Edition out tomorrow, plus the HD DVD version to boot! Check out some TV goodies like the '3rd Rock - S6', 'Adventures of Superman - S5 & S6' & 'The Best Of The Electric Company - V2'. Some great animation out today as well, 'Gummi Bears - S1-3:', 'The Dick Tracy Show - The Complete Animated Crime Series' & 'The Original Television Christmas Classics'. Other notables include 'Who Killed the Electric Car?', 'Looney Tunes - Spotlight Collection - V4' & 'Green Mile, The - (Two-Disc Special Edition)'. Personally I'm interested in 'The Da Vinci Code (Collectors Set)', 'Family Guy, Vol. 4' & Quantum Leap - S5'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

The prime of Adrien Brody

11/13/06, 3:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Adrien Brody is not such a good actor that he can stifle his yawns. Perhaps it's the plate of scones and clotted cream he has inhaled during the course of our interview that has exhausted him. Or perhaps it's the fact he has been talking about his new film, Hollywoodland, to various journalists for two days now. Or perhaps it's me. 'I'm just tired,' he mumbles from behind his napkin, as his watery green eyes search the bar of the Dorchester hotel for the not one, but two PR people who accompanied us to the table and assured him that they would be back to pick him up within the hour. [More]

Weta evolves into global giant

11/13/06, 3:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Evolution takes strange turns on islands. Sheltered from competition from established mainland creatures, species can grow freakishly large. New Zealand, for example, evolved the giant flightless moa and the world's largest eagle. Perhaps the same process accounts for the growth of New Zealand's vfx giant, Weta Digital. Less than a decade ago, Weta was a midsize vfx operation of some 120 people, mostly working for a local filmmaker. But that filmmaker was Peter Jackson, and when he went on to become the creative force behind four huge visual effects blockbusters, the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "King Kong," Weta grew into one of the world's most successful visual effects shops, with more than 400 staffers. One hint of Weta's stature is the launch of the AnimfxNZ symposium. It's the only such event in the Asia-Pacific area with a partnership from the Visual Effects Society. Now that Jackson seems to be taking a pause from tentpoles, can Weta survive competition with the rest of the world? [More]

News for Nov. 10, 2006

Sideshow Updates

11/10/06, 4:17 pm EST - Xoanon

From Sideshow: Our Sideshow Exclusive Aragorn as Strider 12-inch figure has been basking for too long in the glow of positive reviews, and it's time that he starts making his way to the homes of some lucky Wait List members!

Be sure to check out the Aragorn as Strider 12-inch figure as well as the Frodo Baggins Premium Format figure, Legolas Greenleaf Ex. 12-inch figure and more in our SHOP section! [More]

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