Monday, April 5, 2010

DVD NEWS: Warner Home Video releases new animated clips & images from Ralph Bakshi's "The Lord Of The Rings Remastered Deluxe Edition"

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Warner Home Video has released 2 clips and 5 images from Ralph Bakshi's "The Lord Of The Rings Remastered Deluxe Edition" coming TOMORROW -- April 6, 2010


This original animated classic from acclaimed director Ralph Bakshi and Academy Award Winning producer Saul Zaentz has been remastered with pristine New Dolby 5.1 audio and picture quality and will be distributed as a single disc DVD and Blu-ray combo which features a Blu-ray, DVD and bonus digital copy. The film will also be available for Digital Download. This film is rated PG.

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One of the great visionary animation directors of the modern era, Bakshi went to artistic extremes to meticulously bring the legendary world of J.R.R. Tolkien to animated life – adding yet another stunning title to the director’s canon of ground-breaking films. Bakshi’s animation accomplishments include Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, American Pop, Wizards and Cool World.

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The deluxe edition features a never-before-seen, 30-minute in-depth interview with legendary director Ralph Bakshi entitled "Forging Through The Darkness: The Ralph Bakshi Vision for The Lord Of The Rings." This special feature explores his concept for creating an illustrated film, his pioneering rotoscoping process, and inspirations for his visual storytelling.

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COMIC NEWS: WonderCon 2010 Announcements

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In case you had the misfortune of missing the Archaia panel at WonderCon yesterday, here’s a brief list of what we announced. Each will be followed by their own press release later this week.


• Red Fraggle and her puppeteer, Karen Prell, will be making a live appearance on Free Comic Book Day (May 1, 2010) at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Archaia’s MOUSE GUARD/FRAGGLE ROCK FCBD FLIP BOOK. They will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to perform, sign autographs and take pictures with fans!

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• Archaia will publish a new science fiction mini-series, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM, coming out in June from writer Andrew E. C. Gaska and artist Daniel Dussault. It is in Diamond Previews this month. Here’s the solicitation write-up:

One thousand years of mankind’s rise and fall in space! To avert the path all thought unavoidable, a bold group of explorers takes the first steps toward leaving Earth’s solar system. Their quest: new worlds to colonize, so that humanity may yet have yet a chance at survival. Led by philanthropist Thomm Coney, and utilizing an untried star-drive, the team is scorned by the world’s government and canonized by its citizens. And even getting off the ground, they soon realize, may be the most difficult task ahead…

In issue #1: The Future: Mission’s End… A ship on the verge of collapse, its captain maddened by the depths of space and the darkness in his heart. A glimpse into the final voyage of the Black Rabbit—humanity’s hope for survival—reveals the lonely fate of Captain Coney as he encounters a strange energy field on the edge of the universe, and the creature within—an ancient being that will stop at nothing short of his soul…

• Archaia will publish two OGNs for BERONA’S WAR, created by Anthony Coffey and Jesse LabbĂ©, starting in July with BERONA’S WAR: FIELD GUIDE. A Preview Book will be available in comic shops in three weeks. Here is the solicitation write-up for the FIELD GUIDE:

From the minds of artists/storytellers Jesse LabbĂ© and Anthony Coffey comes this epic tale of two adorable, fur-covered races doomed by their own escalating violence! The Ele-Alta and the Cropones wage war over the island of Berona’s most desirable piece of real estate: the land called Amity. Cute and cuddly on the outside, but ferocious to the core, these fuzzy fighters will continue their bloodshed no matter the cost!

The Berona’s War: Field Guide provides a great introduction to the world of Berona’s War, featuring maps, devious strategies, weapons, character and troop descriptions and the history of wartime events. This is the perfect primer for the upcoming Berona’s War: Fight for Amity!

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• Archaia announced the artist for LUCID, the first comic project coming out as part of their partnership with Zachary Quinto and his production company, Before the Door Pictures. The artist is 20-year-old Anna Wieszczyk (Ah-na Vy-check). Written by actor Michael McMillian (“True Blood,” “What I Like About You”), the series will launch in August, with advance copies for sale at the Archaia booth at San Diego Comic-Con in late July. LUCID is set in a world where magic exists and centers on Matthew Dee, a combat mage who serves as the U.S. President’s first line of defense!
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COMIC NEWS: Marvel Comics On-Sale 4/7/10

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Hey there True Believers, here’s your official list of comic books, collections and posters arriving in comic stores on April 7th, 2010.


For more information on any of these titles, and on upcoming mighty Marvel releases, please visit http://marvel.com/catalog/?date=2010-04-07 or contact your local comic book retailer at 1-888-comicbook. Stay tuned each week for a brand new list of Marvel releases so that you’ll never miss your favorite heroes in action!

Comics On-Sale:
AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS #1
DEADPOOL & CABLE #25
DEADPOOL & CABLE #25 LIEFELD VARIANT
DEADPOOL CORPS #1
DEADPOOL CORPS #1 LIEFELD 2ND PRINTING VARIANT
DEADPOOL CORPS #1 SKETCH VARIANT
ELECTRIC ANT #1
ELECTRIC ANT #1 MACK VARIANT
IRON MAN MAGAZINE #1
IRON MAN POSTER BOOK
MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #1
NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE #1
REALM OF KINGS SON OF HULK #3
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 BLACK AND WHITE VARIANT
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 HISTORICAL VARIANT
SPIDER-MAN: FEVER #1
STEPHEN KING'S N. #2
THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #1
ULTIMATE COMICS X #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #523 (XSC)
UNCANNY X-MEN #523 FINCH VARIANT (XSC)
UNCANNY X-MEN #523 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT (XSC)
VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #7
VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #7 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT WOLVERINE MGC #66
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #12
WORLD WAR HULKS #1

Collections On-Sale:
BLACK WIDOW & THE MARVEL GIRLS GN-TPB
DAREDEVIL NOIR GN-TPB
EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 4 TPB
IRON MAN VS. WHIPLASH TPB
IRON MAN: THE ART OF IRON MAN THE MOVIE TPB
MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 TPB
OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 13 PREMIERE HC

*GNTLT= Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet tie-in
*S= SIEGE tie-in
*XSC= X-Men: Second Coming tie-in

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