Anime Network Scores New SVOD Carriage With WideOpenWest

Network Rollout to Additional Homes in Michigan, Cleveland and Illinois

HOUSTON, TX – March 26, 2007 – Continuing to expand its reach as North America's largest video-on-demand (VOD) offering, Anime Network has signed a carriage agreement with WideOpenWest (WOW!) to launch its popular subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service in Michigan, Cleveland and Illinois. America's #1 Anime Channel is now available to WOW! Digital Cable customers, a move that builds on the network's current total reach of more than 40 million homes.

"We are very pleased at the opportunity to work with WideOpenWest in delivering our programming to new viewers in these markets," said Kevin McFeeley, the Network's Vice President of Affiliate Sales and New Media. "It is always gratifying to see more and more operators like WOW! realize the tremendous appeal and entertainment value of anime."

In Q4 2006, Anime Network announced SVOD deals with Insight, RCN and Cogeco Cable, Inc. and linear deals with operators in Puerto Rico, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin. Additionally, the network made its first deal on the mobile platform, with special clips available in premium packages for Sprint Mobile subscribers.

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By |March 26th, 2007|AD Vision, Press Releases|0 Comments

Korea's 2003 Manhwa of the Year comes to America - the tortured son Chunchu!

In a time of chaos and war in a godforsaken era, twin sons are born to an emperor. But legend states that the son of the emperor shall be born a demon. But twins? Who is the demon, and who shall reign as emperor?

Chunchu is the story of a young man saved from death by his mother, banished by his people, hunted by his brother, and tortured by demons from within. Living and fighting with a warrior tribe that can never trust him, Chunchu lives a life of blood and violence. Still, something mysterious lurks within his cold exterior, something that could be awakened by the touch of a woman.

Chunchu was Korea's 2003 Manhwa of the Year and continues Dark Horse's Korean manhwa publishing program.

This exciting series features story by Kim Sung-Jae and art by Kim Byung-Jin and is presented in the original left-to-right format.

The trade paperback arrives on sale from Dark Horse on July 25.

By |March 26th, 2007|Dark Horse, Press Releases|0 Comments

Ritual Sacrifice of Co-Workers: Keep the Damned Fire Going

Steve at DIY Planner has been busy. Here's what he has to say for himself:

...this spirit of unadulterated self-interest is what you want to go for when sacrificing your co-workers. This is not as crazy as it sounds. Many companies use punitive measures to ensure hard work and loyalty from their employees, but human sacrifice goes far beyond a simple firing or unpaid leave. If everybody knows that the worst employees get killed, well, people will want to do a good job, won't they?

Read the whole thing. Dindrane would have posted this herself but she's already applying these techniques down the accounts receivable division here at SDI HQ.

By |March 26th, 2007|Stimuli|1 Comment

Jacket Cuff Lights: Holy Crap, When Did Dazzler Become a Guy?

Sorry, we're filthy liars. Find out the real skinnee on this project here.

But hey, now you can finally go as Radian next Halloween! Sweet!

Found via MAKE Blog.

By |March 26th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice

Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don't have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend.

Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, "Promoter (of earthbound causes)" as my theme music for this.

Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find "Promoter". Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

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By |March 25th, 2007|Archives|0 Comments

Elton John: No Two Ovens Are the Same

Elton John

Elton John demonstrates how he and Bernie Taupin wrote Lestat: The Musical.

Note: sync is a little off, but it's worth it.

That is some serious genius.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Found via VideoSift.
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By |March 25th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Alpha Dog on DVD and HD-DVD/DVD Combo Format on May 1, 2007

An Electrifying Young Cast Stars in a Riveting Real-Life Tale of Living In a World Without Consequences

Starring Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone and Emile Hirsch

Available on DVD and HD-DVD/ DVD Combo Format on May 1, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal City, March 21, 2007 – A film inspired by a real-life shocking story, Alpha Dog arrives on DVD, HD-DVD/DVD Combo Format on May 1, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Alpha Dog delivers an emotional gut-punch with its gritty portrait of a group of suburban teens spiraling toward self-destruction. Writer/director Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) has assembled a powerful young ensemble that includes Justin Timberlake, Emile Hirsch (Lords of Dogtown), Anton Yelchin (Hearts in Atlantis), Shawn Hatosy (Factory Girl), Ben Foster (X Men: The Last Stand), Dominique Swain (Toxic), Fernando Vargas, Olivia Wilde (Turistas) and Lukas Haas (Brick). Acclaimed actors Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone add compelling performances as the adults who fail to provide a moral center to their kids' world of privilege. A raw, explosive and compelling portrait of a new "lost generation," Alpha Dog will mesmerize audiences with docudrama-style immediacy.

The DVD, HD-DVD/DVD Combo Format versions each include exclusive bonus features that shed heartbreaking light on the tragedy that inspired this remarkable film. Pre-order close is March 27, 2007. The DVD is priced at $29.98SRP.

KILLER BONUS FEATURES

The Alpha Dog DVD and HD DVD/DVD Combo disc include captivating exclusive features.

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By |March 25th, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

Instant Laser Coffee: What Chris Knight Uses When He Runs Out of Nitrogen

Instant Coffee vs. Laser!

About the only way you could ever get me to drink instant coffee. Holy crap, that's cool.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Found via MAKE Blog.
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By |March 25th, 2007|Stimuli|1 Comment

Amazon's Most Expensive Items: Feel Free to Buy Any of These Through Our Site

\richtext decided to pass the time by checking for the most expensive items Amazon had available, by category. My personal favorite is this giant 150 pound grim reaper with horse prop, in the "Kids and Baby" section. Nice. Who knew we could get such serious kickbacks from a single number?

The joke reviews have already started to trickle onto the pages in question, so check those out as well.

Found via The Consumerist.

By |March 25th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Calls for Cthulhu: To Serve Man

When the production values become part of a gag, then you get bonus points.

Direct link for the feedreaders. Check out their site here.

By |March 25th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments