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'Westworld: Season 1' coming to 4K, Blu-ray in November

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 6, 2017 12:46 am

The spectacular first season of HBO's 'Westworld' is set to hit Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in November, marking the first TV show release to hit the ultra high resolution format.

 

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Based on the 1973 film directed by writer Michael Crichton, the 10 part series rocked pop culture earlier this year, with a multi-layered story coupled with amazing visuals and theatrical production values. Warner Bros are particularly keen to promote the 4K version of the series which Rosemary Markson of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is promising is the "perfect candidate to receive the fully immersive 4K HDR experience along with limited edition collectable packaging and all-new special features." Both Blu-ray and 4K releases will come with a raft of additional features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, a gag reel, and a recording of the upcoming 2017 Comic Con panel. Filming on the much anticipated second season of the series has just kicked off and is set to premiere in 2018.

 

'Westworld: Season One' is set to hit stores in the U.K. on November 7 and in the U.S. on November 7.

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Castlevania showrunner making Assassin's Creed anime

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 5, 2017 11:34 pm

Netflix is gambling on anime adaptations of big-name video game franchises.

 

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There's been rumblings of an Assassin's Creed TV show for a while now, but today it's been made official: Assassin's Creed is getting an original anime series. Following the success of the Assassin's Creed feature-length film adaptation, Ubisoft has conscripted film producer Adi Shankar to "create an original story set in an anime series."

 

Shankar, who's known for his work producing films like The Grey and Dredd, is currently working on Castlevania's anime adaptation at Netflix's behest.

 

The streaming giant will also make a live-action series based on The Witcher books, which have been made into a million-dollar gaming franchise.

 

Shankar says that the Assassin's Creed anime will be his "next project," so it's possible it won't release until 2018 or beyond when Castlevania wraps up.

The 'Jumanji' reboot trailer is let loose

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 3, 2017 12:03 am

The reboot of the 1995 family classic 'Jumanji' which starred Robin Williams and a shed-load of early CGI animals has been released to the web, but not everyone's happy with the updated elements found within.

 

 

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' finds four high school kids sucked into an old video game console (not a board game) and forced to survive the jungle environment that Alan Parrish survived all those years ago. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, son of 'Star Wars' co-writer and producer Lawrence Kasdan.

 

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' hits cinemas worldwide in December.

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'Blade Runner' primed for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 28, 2017 7:00 am

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the sci-fi classic, as well as to prepare new audiences for its long-awaited sequel, the original 'Blade Runner' is set for a lavish re-release on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format in September.

 

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The 2007 'Final Cut' version of the sc-fi epic is set to hit home cinemas on September 5, which will for the first time be presented in 4K HDR coupled with a newly remixed, object-based Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The set will also come with a Blu-ray disc of legacy Blu-ray features, including the nearly four hour long documentary 'Dangerous Days', often referred to as one of the best making of features ever prepared, alongside a raft of featurettes, deleted scenes, trailers and audio commentary by director Ridley Scott.

 

'Blade Runner' will be available to purchase on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from September 5 in the U.S. and on September 6 in Australia.

'xXx 4' is a go, with Vin Diesel to return

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 26, 2017 7:18 am

After letting the franchise rest for over a decade, the $350 million haul of 'xXX: The Return of Xander Cage' at the international box office has ensured that a fourth film in the series will happen.

 

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new production company called 'The H Collective' has been formed and will include 'xXx 4' in its first slate of films to hit. Veteran Producer Joe Roth, one of the proponents of the new company hasn't shied away from making big investments, saying "In today's Hollywood, it requires strong partners to produce and finance such big-budget movies as the xXx series".

 

There's no current word on a director or script as of yet, so it might be a few years before 'xXx' rides again.

'Han Solo' spin-off directors fired by LucasFilm CEO

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 21, 2017 5:56 am

Hot on the heels of the behind the scenes drama on last year's 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Rogue One', it looks as though the upcoming 'Han Solo' is also in trouble.

 

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In an official announcement released today, directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have announced their departure from the project, despite principal photography nearing an end, saying "Unfortunately, our vision and process weren't aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren't fans of the phrase 'creative differences' but for once this cliché is true". But rather than parting ways amicably as the official line suggests, a report from Variety has revealed that LucasFilm CEO Kathy Kennedy fired the pair, with a source revealing that "it was a culture clash from day one... they weren't given the leeway to do what they had to do". Such was the animosity between the three, it's said that "She [Kennedy] didn't even like the way they folded their socks."

 

LucasFilm have promised to announce a replacement director soon, with the previously announced May 25, 2018 release date to remain.

Richard Hammond in hospital after crashing Concept One

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 10, 2017 5:52 pm

Richard Hammond, the former star of Top Gear, has been airlifted to the hospital after being involved in a serious crash in a Swiss mountain race while filming for his new second season of the automotive show The Grand Tour.

 

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The 47-year-old Hammond crashed the fully electric Concept One hypercar on a road that was closed for the Bergrennen Hemberg race, according to the reports.

 

Hammond was rushed to the hospital but fortunately didn't suffer any serious injuries. He was flown by Air Ambulance to the hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing fracture to his knee. Thankfully, no one else was in the car or involved in the accident.

 

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Adam West, TVs Batman, dies aged 88

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 10, 2017 4:45 pm

Adam West, who starred as Batman in the 1960s television series, has died aged 88, the family announced on Saturday, June 10th. A rep confirmed that the actor died after a short battle with leukemia.

 

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"Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and always will be our hero," his family said in a statement.

 

West, born as William West Anderson, debuted as Batman in 1966, and although the series ran for only three seasons, the role brought him global fame. He played in numerous movies and television shows over the course of six decades. He remained a working actor until his death.

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The first Black Panther teaser trailer is out

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 10, 2017 3:52 pm

The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Black Panther is finally here, and fans are getting really excited.

 

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The almost two-minute footage shows us Chadwick Boseman in the role of T'Challa/Black Panther. This isn't the first time we see him in this role since we already got a glimpse of it in Captain America: Civil War.

 

The teaser trailer also features Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, a Wakandan exile who seeks to overthrow T'Challa. Lupita Nyong'o appears as Nakia, T'Challa's love interest and a member of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces of Wakanda who serve as T'Challa's bodyguards.

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Win 'Gold' in our Blu-ray giveway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 30, 2017 1:09 am

To celebrate this week's release of the return of 'Gold' on Blu-ray, DVD and digital we have 10 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

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Gold is the epic true tale of one man's pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

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