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Fanboy Movie Friday – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Officially available on YouTube as an ad-supported release is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, a pretty crazy Sci-Fi film produced and directed by W. D. Richter, who also co-wrote (really, almost completely re-wrote from scratch) ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, so if you like that film (like me), you might just like this one as well.

Update – NIX FX – Escape From New York Mac-10 Replica

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

A little under a year ago, I wrote about a limited run of Escape From New York Mac-10 Replicas created by the highly-talented NIX FX. Well, the man behind NIX FX recently contacted me directly and let me know that these replicas are still on offer. The full details are below:

“NIX FX is a purveyor of high-quality, custom movie replica props, and they’re currently offering an extremely limited run of 10 of a replica of Snake’s Mac-10 from the film ‘Escape From New York’. The replica is (as expected) non-firing, and features a detachable faux suppressor with custom scope, and leather strap. It also comes with a display plaque and stand.

The price is $475, with a deposit of $225 via PayPal. Please contact NIX FX at nickanz71@gmail.com to reserve a Mac 10 Replica or if you have any questions or want additional info.”

You should also check out the NIX FX Facebook group to see more awesome propwork: www.facebook.com/groups/434338460653287

Mad Max vs. Dick Dastardly

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Here’s a fantastic mashup of Mad Max: Fury Road and Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races created by YouTube channel Runaway Pictures Inc. The old Wacky Races music and sound effects overlaid on the Fury Road footage is what really makes the video.

Rambo: Last Blood – Teaser Trailer

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

In this latest (and last?) movie in the Rambo series, Rambo undertakes a mission to rescue the sister of a reporter from a Mexican cartel. It looks alright; plenty of explosions, booby traps, and violence, so definitely a Rambo film.

Rambo: Last Blood — In theaters September 20, 2019.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Official Teaser Trailer

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800, respectively, in a movie directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, with a teaser synopsis which deliberately states the film takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Seems to be equal parts nostalgic pandering, and an overt attempt to try to discredit any other sequels or spin-offs of the Terminator franchise. All the same, it’s got guns, explosions, and a liquid-metal Terminator, so all the pieces are there. Hopefully it’s decent.

Kinda cool to see a Fostech Origin, though. I had to repeat that part a few times to confirm, but the skeletonized drum mag is a dead giveaway.

Terminator: Dark Fate is slated for a theatrical release November 1st, 2019.

John Wick: Chapter 4 Already Announced!

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Just minutes ago, the John Wick text service (which you could sign up for prior to John Wick: Chapter 3’s release) revealed that John Wick: Chapter 4 is confirmed, and it already has a release date: May 21st, 2021.

Violent Little Machine Shop Has Your John Wick Needs Covered

Friday, May 17th, 2019

“John Wick 3” releases today and VLMS has some cool items for you fans.

Gold Coin Patch Set

Continental Hotel Notepad

“Baba Yaga” Morale Patch

Thunderball Spectre Ring Prop Replica

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Website ‘Monsters In Motion’ is currently offering a pre-order sale on a prop replica of the SPECTRE ring from Thunderball, manufactured by Factory Entertainment. Sized at ring size 11, these replicas are “handcrafted in 14K yellow gold over solid sterling silver, with the recessed black enamel SPECTRE insignia accented by polished rhodium.” Simply put, these are a decently high-quality prop replica, with a price to match: $249.99. Each ring also comes with a gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity, and the run will be limited to 500 pieces.

www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-fj-c-5_258/james-bond-007-thunderball-spectre-ring-prop-replica-p-26573

Apocalypse Now – Final Cut Trailer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam War Epic Apocalypse Now, there will be a limited release of a ‘Final Cut’ of the film, in select theaters on August 15th. This Final Cut is restored from the original film negatives to 4K quality, with 5.1 Dolby surround sound, and the film has been reedited by Coppola with a runtime that is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. If you’re more of a home viewer type, a 4K Ultra HD release will also be made available on August 27th.

Orc Wars – Official Trailer

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Orc Wars is a trailer for a fantastically schlocky premise where a lone protagonist takes on a horde of fantasy-style orcs with modern firearms. The CGI is noticeably Sci-Fi Channel (I’m not calling it SyFy) bad, but the costumes for the orcs are actually pretty great, and it looks like an overall fun film.

You can support the creators, Arrowstorm Entertainment, via their Patreon page: www.patreon.com/arrowstorm

It Was The Emperor All Along!

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Gotta bring back papa Palpatine to undo all that Ryan Johnson screwiness.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Trailer 2

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

So this new trailer for the upcoming John Wick 3 dropped today. Clearly, the series is becoming steadily more outlandish with every installment, but of course it’s still worth watching, because you definitely want to see how John fights off the combined efforts of a city full of assassins and a shadowy criminal organization.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum premiers in theaters May 17, 2019.

Doom: Annihilation Trailer

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There was a film based on the popular video game franchise ‘Doom’ that was released in 2005; it starred Karl Urban and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, featured monsters which were the result of genetic experimentation rather than demons from Hell, and aside from a pretty cool first person sequence, was largely forgettable, and didn’t really do its namesake justice.

Somehow, this more recent attempt to bring Doom to the big small screen looks even worse – as you can probably guess by the quality of the footage, the effects, and the acting, it’s a straight-to-home-release production. Plus, there’s not even a Doomguy / Doom Slayer, just a bunch of generic space marines; y’know, the guys that got slaughtered by the forces of Hell before Doomguy tore through them with superhuman ability, and enough firepower to start a small war.

Tellingly, the official DOOM twitter account even released a tweet stating: “We’re not involved with the movie.” Whether you take the statement as a passive-aggressive dig against the quality of the trailer, or a pure statement of fact with no double meaning, it’s clear after the excellent DOOM 2016 and what’s been shown of DOOM: Eternal, that no one on those teams had any input in this film’s production.

No definite release date has been announced, but expect Doom: Annihilation to hit various video on demand services later this year.

Mondo Tees – Predator Tiki Mug

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Predator on a tiki mug? Yep, everyone’s favorite alien trophy hunter, now in tiki mug form. And, on the opposite side, you get Dutch Schaefer’s picturesque mug.

Holds 40 oz of liquid, and comes in multiple colors. Seen above is the Val Verde variant, although 3 other variants (Standard, Mud Camo, and Jungle Came Alive) are also available.

mondotees.com/collections/collectibles/products/predator-tiki-mug-val-verde-variant

Hellboy – Red Band Trailer

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

After a pretty unimpressive first trailer that set a pretty weird tone for the film, Lionsgate released a new red band trailer for the upcoming Hellboy reboot that makes it look quite more appealing; although I didn’t really dig the orchestral cover of ‘Smoke on the Water’. Anyway, David Harbour (of Stranger Things fame) plays the titular Hellboy, and his efforts under the employ of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense to stop The Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) from destroying the world.

Hellboy premiers in theaters April 12, 2019.

Ahoy – MP40

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Ahoy is back once again with another video, this time detailing the iconic German MP40 and its inclusion in video games and films. The video starts with a brief overview of the adoption of submachine guns in 20th century warfare leading up to the development of the MP40, and also briefly recognizes some of the contemporaries of its era, including the American Thompson and Soviet PPSH-41. It’s by no means an in-depth history, but it’s still an entertaining video that shows the pedigree of the titular submachine gun, and its influence on culture and entertainment.

For more of Ahoy’s videos, check out his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1jXbVAGJQEORz9nZqb5bQ

Chronicle Collectables – Terminator Genisys Endoskeleton

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

If you’ve ever had a strong desire to own a life-sized T-800 Endoskeleton model, then Chronicle Collectibles has you covered.

Coming in at an impressive 78″ in height, the T-800 Endoskeleton model is based on its apperance in Terminator Genisys, and is based on both the original production molds, and digital files used for the film. Each figure will be custom made by hand, and features custom chrome plating, red LED eyes, and a removable brain chip, as well as limited articulation in the forearms and fingers.

The Terminator Genisys T-800 model is currently available for pre-order, and will be limited to 100 pieces.

chroniclecollectibles.com/collections/featured/products/endoskeleton

MetaBallStudios – Star Wars Size Comparison

Monday, February 4th, 2019

YouTube channel MetaBallStudios produced this video, which compares the sizes of various objects and beings within the Star Wars universe, from the lowliest lightsaber, to the grandiose Starkiller Base AKA the creatively bankrupt super-ultra-mega Death Star, and even planetary bodies beyond, up to Yavin Prime. Truthfully, the scale of ships and planets within Star Wars wasn’t ever really a personal interest, but it’s definitely interesting to see how vast some of the vehicles get, especially when they start dwarfing modern day cities in scope.

You can check out more of MetaBallStudios’ videos and content via their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwFuQLnLocj5F7ZcmcuWYQ

Mondo – ‘They Live’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Now on sale from Mondo via their Death Waltz label is the original motion picture soundtrack from the John Carpenter classic ‘They Live’. Composed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth, the score has Carpenter’s trademark synth sound, with some noticeably western-inspired undertones, and is one of his best. The album is available in two designs: ‘Formaldehyde Face’, which is a Reverse Purple and Blue Splatter clearly inspired by the aliens’ bizarre appearance, and the black and white swirl design titled ‘Annihilation of Consciousness’.

Now available direct from Mondo: mondotees.com/products/they-live-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-lp

Good, Bad, I’m The Guy With The Gun

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

It’s a damn shame Bruce Campbell retired from playing Ash.

Polar – Official Trailer

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Polar is an upcoming Netflix-exclusive film based on a web comic that was later adapted into a graphic novel. It stars Mads Mikkelsen as a highly-skilled and respected/feared assassin who has retired but finds himself back in action and at odds with his old employer and various other assassins now gunning for him…

Look, I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not a John Wick copycat. I mean, sure, there’s a third Wick film due out this May, so the timing of the release is certainty (at least partially) deliberate. All the same, from what I know of the original comic, the source material stands on its own, and from the trailer the film looks a bit more overtly cartoonish as opposed to John Wick, which is still somewhat cartoonish, but in a more subdued manner.

Polar launches on Netflix January 25th, 2019.

My Southern Tactical – ‘Bounty Hunter’ PMAG

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Website ‘My Southern Tactical’ sells a wide variety of PMAGs with custom printing, for those who like their magazines to have a bit of flair. The ‘Bounty Hunter’ model seen above is, of course, modeled after the Mythosaur skull sigil made popular by its apperance on Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor. It’s even further detailed with the appropriate green and yellow color accents.

mysoutherntactical.com/collections/pmags-full-image/products/pmag-30-round-bounty-hunter

Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer

Friday, December 7th, 2018

You got farmer Thanos, Ant-Man, and Hawkeye’s return as Ronin, an identity he’s taken up in the comics after the events of Civil War, so pretty appropriate for this film. Sure, we all know that it’s going to end with Thanos defeated and things more-or-less returned to normal, but it’s the how that matters, not the outcome.

Avengers: Endgame releases April 26th, 2019.

MONDO – Francesco Francavilla ‘Planet of the Apes’ Poster

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

It’s the 50th year anniversary of the sci-fi classic ‘Planet of the Apes’, and to celebrate MONDO is releasing an extremely limited release poster by artist Francesco Francavilla. The poster is screenprinted, and sized at 24″x36″. Only 250 hand-numbered posters will be made available, and like many MONDO releases of this kind, they’re only be available on the MONDO website at a random time tomorrow, 11/30.

The poster is priced at $55, and is expected to ship January 2019. If you’re interested, keep an eye out on the MONDO website through tomorrow.

mondotees.com

Escape From New York – 4K Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

For those of us who are still a bit sore about the UK-regional exclusivity of the John Carpenter 4K Restoration theatrical releases, you can still get a hold of the limited release Collector’s Edition Blu-Rays. The Escape From New York Collector’s Edition consists of 4 disks:

– Ultra HD disk of the movie
– Blu-ray disk of the movie
– Extra Features disk
– Original soundtrack on CD

The set is also accompanied by the 4K release theatrical poster, 5 artcards, and a behind-the-scenes booklet complete with scene stills, articles, and an essay by film journalist Kim Newman.

This set is retailing for roughly 40 USD, and can be shipped to the States if bought from UK Amazon. The other 3 Carpenter films (They Live, The Fog, and Prince of Darkness) are also available.

www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-New-York-Collectors-Blu-Ray/dp/B07H53CVPQ