One of the Year’s Most Controversial Films Comes to DVD as Navarre Corporation’s BCI Announces “368 Ways to Kill Castro”

Available May 8th For $19.98

Los Angeles, CA – BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and FremantleMedia Enterprises, the commercial division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming, announce the release of the provocative documentary feature “638 Ways to Kill Castro.” The new exclusive DVD edition will be released on May 8th at a suggested retail price of $19.98. The announcement was made today by Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI.

There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but how many ways are there to bump off a political enemy? Apparently no less than 638 if Fabian Escalante Former Head of Cuban Intelligence is to be believed. In any event it wasn’t enough to bring down revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The film reveals every conceivable method of assassination, from exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen.

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My Mother the Chair

One thing we like around here is weird stuff. Even better is stuff that works the weirdness on multiple levels. Case in point:

This picture is of a baby. If you look at the full version, you might reach the conclusion that the baby is reclining comfortably on a chair. Ah, but that is not the case. No, instead the baby is reclining comfortably on its mother, who is disguised as a chair.

But this takes it to the next level–the blog where it’s posted originally says this: “I have a small collection of photos of mothers disguised as chairs.”

So…this was a theme at some point, to dress moms up as furniture? “Oh yeah, well you should see my mom…she makes a killer sleeper sofa!”

Would now be a bad time to remind everyone that Mother’s Day is less than a month away? Just checking.

Found via Boing Boing.

By | 2017-09-24T23:32:55+00:00 April 19th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Blood Diamond: A Bloody Jewel in High Def!

“One of the best movies of the year”
– Richard Roeper, EBERT & ROEPER

The Five Time Academy Award® Nominee Debuts in High Definition June 5 on Blu-ray Disc from Warner Home Video

Also Debuting For the First Time Ever July 3 on HD-DVD
The First WHV High Definition Title to Include New Web-Enabled Features

Burbank, California (April 18, 2007) – June 5 marks Warner Home Video’s high definition debut of the heart-pounding adventure Blood Diamond on Blu-ray Disc, a must-have for Blu-ray Disc collectors. Blood Diamond has been nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Actor (DiCaprio) and Best Supporting Actor (Hounsou). Also bursting with extras, the HD DVD will debut July 2 and includes commentary by director Edward Zwick, featurettes and production diaries.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:32:56+00:00 April 19th, 2007|Press Releases, Warner Brothers|0 Comments

Sparkplug Comic Books at APE, at SPACE, and Even Watching You As You Sleep

Dylan Williams of Sparkplug Comic Books just sent this out. If you don’t know Sparkplug, they publish some great indie fare, including some really excellent stuff… like Watching Days Become Years and the magnificent WTF-ery of Tales to Demolish.

Sparkplug Comic Books is on our way to the A.P.E. tonight but before we head out on the car ride I’d like to announce the publication of two new books and send out some info about the shows.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:32:56+00:00 April 18th, 2007|Comics, Headsup|0 Comments

Double the Jeopardy! Double the Entertainment!

The Film Noir Classic Collection, Volume 4

Five Double Feature Classics

Act of Violence/Mystery Street ~ Crime Wave/Decoy ~ Illegal/The Big Steal ~ They Live by Night/Side Street ~ Where Danger Lives/Tension

All Ten Films Digitally Remastered for their July 31 DVD Debuts

BURBANK, Calif., April 16, 2007 – Warner Home Video (WHV) doubles the stakes in The Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 4, debuting July 31, with legendary Hollywood tough guys and femme fatales once again colliding, this time in ten smoldering suspense classics, all new to DVD. Titles include Act of Violence/ Mystery Street; Crime Wave/ Decoy; Illegal/ The Big Steal; They Live By Night/ Side Street; and Where Danger Lives/ Tension.

The new movies, which have all been digitally remastered for this collection, star film noir icons Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Ryan, Van Heflin, Ricardo Montalban, Claude Rains and Farley Granger, among others. The five-disc collection, will be available for $59.92 SRP and single titles will sell for $20.97 SRP and are a real entertainment value, with twice the amount of films at the same price as previous collections.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:32:56+00:00 April 18th, 2007|Press Releases, Warner Brothers|0 Comments

Marvel Spotlight Sheds New Light On The Fantastic Four

Arriving this month, the Fantastic Four become the latest team to get the Marvel Spotlight treatment, as Marvel Spotlight: Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer arrives in stores, packed full of content! As stars of the “World’s Greatest Comic Magazine,” the Fantastic Four have been through a lot in the last 40+ years and here’s your chance to go behind the scenes with some of the biggest creators in their history. Plus, a look into the future of the New Fantastic Four of Thing, Human Torch, Black Panther and Storm!

Seen here for the first time is the new cover to Marvel Spotlight: Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer just in time for one of the biggest summers in the FF’s history!

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: FANTASTIC FOUR AND SILVER SURFER (FEB072123)
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
No Ads/Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/3, On-Sale – 5/23/2007

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By | 2017-09-24T23:32:56+00:00 April 18th, 2007|Marvel Comics, Press Releases|0 Comments

Filmmaker Heddy Honigmann Honored at Hot Docs

Wednesday, April 25-Sunday, April 29

First Run/Icarus Films, one of North America’s leading distributors of documentary films, is pleased to announce that its newest acquisition, Heddy Honigmann’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning feature documentary, FOREVER, will receive its Canadian premiere screenings on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

FOREVER, which takes the viewer on a tour of the world-famous Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world, provides an unusually poignant, emotionally powerful meditation on relations between the living and the dead, and the immortal power of art. Deborah Young, writing in Variety, has called FOREVER “mesmerizing… one of

[Honigmann’s] most accomplished and expressive works.”

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By | 2017-09-24T23:32:57+00:00 April 18th, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

Viz Media Named Master Licensor for Blue Dragon Anime Series

New Action Series Is Based On Popular Xbox 360 Game And Features Character Designs By Manga Mastermind, Akira Toriyama

San Francisco, CA April 16, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies announced today that it has secured from a consortium including TV TOKYO Corporation and Shueisha Inc, the television, home video and non-video game merchandising rights for the Americas, Europe and Oceania to BLUE DRAGON, a new anime series based on the popular Microsoft Xbox 360 Role Playing Game.

VIZ Media makes the announcement in conjunction with its participation at the MIPTV conference, the world’s preeminent audiovisual and digital content market, taking place in Cannes, France, April 16-20. VIZ Media has a prominent presence at the show in Booth #AO12.

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Viz Pictures Releases Critically Acclaimed Linda Linda Linda on DVD

Film About An All-Girl Rock And Roll Band A Favorite At International Film Festivals And Features Soundtrack By Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist

San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2007 – VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced the DVD release of the critically acclaimed rock and roll film LINDA LINDA LINDA on May 8, 2007. The film will be distributed by VIZ Media, a leading U.S. publisher of Japanese animation and manga.

Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita, LINDA LINDA LINDA depicts the musical and personal dramas of an all-girl high school rock band and has played to critical acclaim at more than 40 major international film festivals. The film notably offers a soundtrack by ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and a cameo by punk rock legends The Ramones. VIZ Pictures recently screened the film theatrically in several major cities including New York, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco. The DVD release includes a new audio commentary by noted film critic and Japanese pop culture journalist Patrick Macias.

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