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I’ve shown a few kill count supercut videos featuring action stars such as Van Damme and Schwarzenegger, but they have nothing on Luke Skywalker, the Jedi with a kill count of over 369,000, and yes, that does include the Death Star. Anyone want to take a guess on how many more victims he’ll rack up in Episode VII?
The prop M203 used in the movie Scarface by Tony Montana is now available for auction. The launcher is a custom job, individually hand crafted by the studio prop department with an extra-large trigger guard and wider ribbing on the barrel than an actual M203. After Scarface, the prop M203 was used in several other productions, with Predator being a notable example.
The launcher is connected to a non-firing replica Colt AR15, identical to the live firing gun used in most of the gunfire sequences. Originally, an M16A1 was used, however Scarface cinematographer John Alonzo determined “that the AR15’s firing sequence could be timed to synchronize with the Arriflex cameras, which would result in elongating the duration of muzzle flashes seen on film.” Cool stuff.
The prop launcher/rifle combo is currently at $13,000, with a starting bid of $10,000, and an estimated ending bid of $20,000 – $30,000. A bit too rich for my blood, but an iconic bit of cinema history regardless.
Ever wondered if you or someone else you know were a replicant? Well, the British Film Institute, in honor of re-screenings of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner The Final Cut have produced their own version of the Voight-Kampff test used by the Blade Runners in the film to identify potential replicants.
In case you were wondering, there’s an almost 40% chance I’m a replicant.
Wow, it’s a real trailer! Y’know, one that builds anticipation without spoiling the whole plot?
YouTuber Benjamin Combes has created a supercut of every death caused by Jean-Claude Van Damme across his various movies.
HARDCORE is an action movie, but shot entirely in first person through the eyes of the protagonist. Looks a bit disorienting, but pretty cool all the same.
The 40th Anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will soon be upon us, and in celebration, Monty Python is releasing a special Blu-Ray box set. The set contains new artwork by Terry Gilliam, the 30-minute “Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival” featurette, a Q&A with Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Eric Idle, hosted by John Oliver and recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, exclusive introductory letters from Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, and, perhaps best of all, collectible castle packaging with real catapult action and rubber farm animals.
I dunno if the set is Amazon exclusive, but that’s where the link provided by the official Monty Python YouTube channel goes to, so it’s the link I’m using: www.amazon.com/dp/B013P0WZVS
Dumpbox has reproduced Killgore’s Death Cards playing set for a very limited release. Only 50 of these sets were made, so get yours while you can.
Have you ever wondered how many punches Jason Statham has thrown through his various on-screen appearances? Well, YouTube channel Burger Fiction did, and as a result they put together this video showcasing every single time Statham has thrown a punch in a movie.
Looks pretty good.
Rather than waste your money watching the terrible Fant4stic AKA ‘the cruddy Fantastic Four movie Fox had to make to retain the film rights’, you can watch the ‘hilariously under budgeted Roger Corman Fantastic Four movie that had to be made to retain the film rights’ on YouTube for free, just look around. Here’s the trailer to give you an idea of what you’re up for, should you choose to watch it.
The Deadpool red band trailer premiered on Conan last night, but now it’s available to the general public. They cut a tiny bit of from the original SDCC presentation, but it’s still largely the same trailer, and it’s awesome.
The Deadpool trailer is coming out tomorrow, so 20th Century Fox released this “trailer trailer” for the upcoming trailer. I think it sets the mood pretty well for what to expect from the final product.
For those who don’t know, Roderick “Roddy” George Toombs, better known by his professional name Rowdy Roddy Piper, passed away in his sleep yesterday in his Hollywood home. Although TFB has some knowledge of his wrestling career, we know him best for his ionic role as John Nada in the 1988 sci-fi classic, They Live. As such, we’re reposting one of many iconic scenes from that film, and in our opinion the greatest fight scene ever put to cinema:
Surprise, surprise! The Suicide Squad trailer got leaked from Comic-Con, prompting Warner Bros. to officially release it.
Anyway, I’m actually liking this quite a bit more than the Batman v. Superman trailer, and although I still think Leto’s Joker’s appearance is a bit off, the acting looks to be spot-on.
As an aside, the Deadpool trailer also got leaked, and although I won’t be linking it here, you can find it with a bit of Google-fu. It’s absolutely perfect in every way, and takes a lot of cues from the script that was leaked a couple of years back; even Colossus is in it! Ryan Reynolds tweeted that it will see an official release in about 3 weeks, because they have to finalize the VFX first, but other sources state it’ll be up later this week. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Even more so now that this trailer is out, I can’t see Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, I just see Ben Affleck. The darker Batman is kinda neat, though. And “Lex” has too much hair.
WETA’s booth is chockfull of models and statues from some of their most popular projects, along with a few new things.
There’s this display of props from the upcoming Krampus, appropriately enough releasing thos holiday season.
There’s also a few sets of Alliance armor from the upcoming Warcraft movie, which if this setup is any indication will at the very least be a visually impressive film.
At the DC comics booth, there are displays of the costumes from the upcoming Batman versus Superman movie. Above is an image of the armored suit Batman will wear when facing off against Superman, inspired by the suit worn by Batman in the Dark Knight Returns. Also featured at the booth are the standard Batsuit, Superman’s outfit, and Wonder Woman’s outfit.
I wanted to start out my journey to SDDC with a terrible scene from a terrible comic book movie best forgotten: Daredevil.
A few things to note:
1) Yes, it’s even worse than you remember.
2) This is the guy who’s playing Batman.
3) Thankfully, there’s a far superior Daredevil series on Netflix to bleach your eyes with after watching this travesty…
Make-up & Monsters Studios, under their ‘Apemania – A tribute to Planet of the Apes’ line, has produced a limited number of tribute stocks based on the gorilla carbine featured in the 1968 film ‘Planet of the Apes’, fitted for a Ruger 10/22 receiver and barrel. Pretty damn cool, although that extended magazine well looks like it might make loading smaller capacity magazines a bit of a chore.
They also offer a tribute stock fitted for an M1 Carbine, based on the carbine featured in ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’.
Crimson Trace has revealed that their Rail Master (CMR-201s) laser sights were used in the recently released Jurassic World movie. The full release can be read below:
(Wilsonville, OR) — Anyone viewing the mega blockbuster movie—Jurassic World— will notice the very prominent red laser sights on the firearms used by the InGen rangers when they encounter an escaped and deadly dinosaur. The movie’s firearms used in the dark jungle night encounter were equipped with standard Crimson Trace Rail Master (CMR-201s) laser sights and not created movie prop productions. Those specially selected movie laser sights are among the nearly 200 products manufactured by Crimson Trace.
“Early on in the Pre-Production of Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World,” when the time came for us to outfit the elite InGen team with laser sighting devices to regain control of the park, only one company came to mind—Crimson Trace,” said Guillaume Delouche, the movie’s Property-Master. “Crimson Trace’s line of lasers is not only versatile, it is literally perfect for movie prop applications. We are able to fit them onto our collection of real—and stunt—firearms for an authentic tactical feel throughout every sequence.”
Crimson Trace frequently works with top Hollywood and New York prop companies and movie production crews across America. Those skilled groups are learning through firearms manufacturers, law enforcement and military units, plus from active shooters who are movie consultants, about the benefits of laser sights for firearms. As many movies are planned in detail—such as Jurassic World was—Crimson Trace is contacted about working with the prop and production company staff to determine the firearms to be used and the compatible Crimson Trace products available. Today, more of those decisions for the filming centers on determining whether they want green or red laser sights. Crimson Trace offers a wide selection of both.
A special Jurassic World movie premier event was held in Bozeman, Montana in partnership with the Museum of the Rockies — www.museumoftherockies.org. Key movie stars, industry media members, along with several Crimson Trace partner companies, attended the special movie premier and series of related events. The media members represented some of the nation’s top firearms publications, including: NRA Family Insights, SHOT Business, The Outdoorwire, Gun World, Harris Publishing and others. This event also included touring BLACKHAWK! and FLIR Systems facilities in Montana.
I still think Spectre will be the go-to super spy movie of the year, but Guy Richie’s re-imagining of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is looking pretty good as well.
It’s scheduled to be released in theaters August 14th.