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Lost KING KONG Print May Not Be As Old, Or Rare, As First Believed

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: BBC News / Avery Guerra Earlier this week I posted an article about a rare copy of the classic monster movie "King Kong " that was discovered in the wall of a London movie house. The article has been linked on several different websites and referenced on several others. It seems that many a movie buff was more than just a little excited about the possibility of a rare print of "Kong", with possibly 'missing' footage in tact, being found for everyone to enjoy. Alas, I hate to be the one to dash every ones hopes, but the copy of the film that sat in a wall for decades waiting to be unearthed, may not be what was advertised. The print that was discovered is indeed old, and somewhat rare, but further examination has revealed that the film stock is composed of celluloid and not nitrate means that it probably dates back to the 1950s, not the 30s as first reported. If this is indeed true, any hopes of this copy of "King Kong

WAITING FOR GORGO Comes To DVD

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Avery Guerra Way back in 2008 I posted a small article about a short film called "Waiting For Gorgo", which was, at the time in production under the direction of Benjamin Craig for the indie UK studio Cinemagine. Well, it seems that the film, which is a homage to homage to the classic 1961 monster film "Gorgo" that starred Bill Travers and William Sylvester, is finally completed and available on DVD through Amazon.com. Despite what you may be thinking, "Waiting for Gorgo", isn't a monster movie at all, but a comedy about a young woman who discovers a top secret British organization called DMOA that is run by two eccentric old men who believe that one day the island nation will be attacked by some giant monster or possibly aliens. Despite the fact that the two old coots are a little bit senile, one of them actually believes that Gorgo actually did attack Great Britain, their organization actually has a working system in

The Gods Are Set To Take Revenge On RED SONJA

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Source: Dynamite Comics The sequel to Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods arrives in February with Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods. In this premiere issue, defeat is eating away at the trickster god Loki. He hates being banished to the barbaric, backward lands of Hyboria. He hates the food, the wine, the women and he hates Red Sonja most of all for putting him in the position. He dreams of revenge and putting this backwater land under his heel. Sometimes dreams come true. Written by Luke Lieberman, look for Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1 this coming February! "Loki's bitter defeat at Sonja's hands still tastes fresh, imagine a god reduced to consorting with common mortals," says writer Luke Lieberman. "But Loki is a thinker, he has a plan to regain his former glory and more, all he needs is to unleash the Ragnorok. Sonja thought she was done with the trickster, little did she know his greatest trick is yet to come. And when doomsday is upon them, she must c

New Photos From SUCKER PUNCH

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Source: Warner Bros SUCKER PUNCH In theaters and IMAX on March 25 (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures) Director: Zack Snyder Writers: Zack Snyder & Steve Shibuya Story by Zack Snyder Producers: Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Wesley Coller, Jon Jashni, Chris deFaria, Jim Rowe, William Fay Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn Action Fantasy. Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. "Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has n

The First Image From HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2

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Source: Warner Bros HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2 In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on July 15 (Warner Bros. Pictures) Director: David Yates Writers: Steve Kloves Based on the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Producers: David Heyman, David Barron, J.K. Rowling Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright Fantasy Adventure. In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. www.harrypotter.com See Also: The Deathly Hallows

New Photos From GREEN LANTERN

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Source: Warner Bros GREEN LANTERN In 3D and 2D in select theaters on June 17 (Warner Bros. Pictures) Director: Martin Campbell Writers: Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg Story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim Based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics Producers: Donald De Line, Greg Berlanti Executive Producers: Herbert W. Gains, Andrew Haas Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, Temuera Morrison, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi, Jon Tenney Action Adventure. In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of

New Photos From RED RIDING HOOD

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Source: Warner Bros RED RIDING HOOD In theaters on March 11 (Warner Bros. Pictures) Director: Catherine Hardwicke Writer: David Leslie Johnson Producers: Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julie Yorn Executive Producers: Jim Rowe, Michael Ireland, Catherine Hardwicke Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie Romantic Fantasy Thriller. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But u

Godzilla - Silhouette Navy T-Shirt

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Source: Entertainment Earth Order Your Godzilla T-Shirt Here! Only $18.99 Godzilla Silhouette Navy T-Shirt The classic Godzilla! Godzilla invades your wardrobe! Silhouette image of Godzilla! Learn to identify the greatest of all the kaiju with this T-shirt that features a silhouetted image of Godzilla himself!

Spotlight On Actress Kyoko Okazaki

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by Armand Vaquer Kyoko Okazaki is a rising young actress who appeared in the play, Utsutsu in Los Angeles this month. She played the character Otose, who was a tomboy and dressed in male clothing to hide from yakuza's boss, Gonzo. Kyoko was born and raised in Okayama, Japan and has appeared in several movies this past year, including Mr. Sophistication , The Scenesters , Luster and The Runaways . She attended the Theater of Arts, College For The Contemporary Actor in Los Angeles. I first met Kyoko at the press and kick-off party for Utsutsu earlier this month and found her to have a bubbly personality. She has a natural style to her acting and I found her performance in Utsutsu to be compelling. Above, Kyoko Okazaki with Armand and "Utsutsu" co-star Masamichi Kanobe. She graciously put me on her personal list for a performance of Utsutsu . Here is the link to her IMDb page. Kyoko Okazaki is one to keep an eye out for!

Mr Lobo Goes IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS - Celebrating 10 Years Of Cinema Insomnia

Written By: Ken Hulsey In honor of Cinema Insomnia's pending 10 year anniversary, I thought it would be cool to post this classic clip from the episode "In Search of Ancient Astronauts". The show, as you have probably already rationalized, centers around the famed 1973 NBC documentary "In Search of Ancient Astronauts" which was hosted by "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling. The movie is kind of a poor man's version of the major motion picture "Chariots of the Gods" which is based on the novel by Swiss researcher Erich von Däniken who believes that mankind's origins may have come from outer space and that there is plenty of archaeological evidence in existence to prove it. The film would also serve as the pilot episode for Serling's famed television series "In Search Of", which also dealt with subjects from the realm of the unexplained like UFOs, Bigfoot, Easter Island and spontaneous human combustion. In this class

Cole Bayford Serves Up A Little Bigfoot Australian Style In YOWIE

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: Robert Hood / Avery Guerra For the last couple of years American independent film makers have caught a major case of the 'Bigfoot Movie Crazies' with at least a dozen movies about the legendary beast being put into production. Now, it seems that the trend has spread across the Pacific to Australia, where low-budget movie maker Cole Bayford has decided to feature the countries own version of Sasquatch in his short film entitled " Yowie ". The film itself is actually a graduate project for the Griffith University Film School: Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production Program in which Bayford is currently enrolled and is being filmed in actual Yowie country, Springbrook , NSW , a location where the creature has been sighted numerous times over the years. Bayford had this to say about the project, "The themes in Yowie are of young love, jealousy and the ‘what if’. What would you do if you witnessed a death in the bush? Yo

Ultraman Belial - Ultra Act - Action Figure

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Source: Entertainment Earth Order Your Ultraman Figure Here! Only $35.99 Ultraman Belial Ultra Act Action Figure: Evil Ultraman! This articulated Ultraman Belial Ultra Act Action Figure is imported from Japan. Capable of taking on multiple Ultramen at once! Ultraman Belial is an Ultraman imprisoned long ago by the Ultraman King. Corrupted and turned evil by Reiblood Seijin, Ultraman Belial is also a very able Ultra, capable of taking on many Ultramen at once. This nicely detailed and articulated Ultraman Belial Ultra Act Action Figure is imported from Japan. The 6-inch tall plastic figure comes in a displayable window box, ready

Scarlet Salem Update: New Photos, Online Store And Mycho Magazine Feature

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Scarlet Salem It's been way too long since we last checked in with every body's favorite little blond scream queen Scarlet Salem. As usual the Minnesota native has been keeping herself busy doing modeling work, interviews and traveling to exotic places like the infamous "Lizzy Borden House." Scarlet wanted all of her fans to know about a great new piece that was written about her for Mycho Magazine. Here is an excerpt: Working in Independent Horror can be tough, but that hasn ’t stopped, Minnesota born Scream Queen, Scarlet Salem. Then again, it can’t hurt that she has always had a love for the genre, and that love shows. This particular love of hers has led to many great opportunities in the Horror world. Read More Scarlet has also added some great new photos to both her Facebook page and to her official website (see above and below), plus she has just launched her very own online store filled with 8x10 photos that she would j

Chichinoe Infinity - Pin Up Lady Hibiki - Statue Sculpture

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Source: Entertainment Earth Order Your Sexy Statue Today! Only $154.99 Chichinoe Infinity Pin Up Lady Hibiki Statue Sculpture: This item has features and themes that are for adults only. Ages 18 and up. Recommended for mature collectors. Deep thoughts, with Pin Up Lady Hibiki! Grossly outrageous and awesome Hibiki! Hibiki's got the curves! The Chichinoe Infinity Pin Up Lady Hibiki PVC statue stands approximately 12 1/4-inches tall. This lovely red head has her hand on her chin, in serious deep thought. From concept illustration in Japan, this lovely young lady makes her way into your collection! Age:15+ Size:1:5 scale

Haruo Nakajima At 2011 Monsterpalooza

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by Armand Vaquer Left, Haruo Nakajima (right) taking a break during the filming of "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" with Kenpachiro Satsuma The original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima will appear at next year's Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California. Nakajima was "the man in the rubber suit" from the first Godzilla movie in 1954 to 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan . He will turn 82 on January 1. Monsterpalooza will be held at the Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center April 8-10. I've attended the first two Monsterpaloozas and they were very enjoyable. Monsterpalooza has many celebrities from the world of science-fiction and horror in attendance and exhibits featuring everyone's favorite monsters. Above, Armand with Haruo and Sonoe Nakajima in 2008. Nakajima's daughter Sonoe told me a few nights ago that they will be attending Monsterpalooza next year. For more information on Monsterpalooza , go here .

Mr. Lobo Is Set To Begin Production On The Tenth Season Of CINEMA INSOMNIA

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MR. LOBO Is Set To Begin Filming The Historic 1oth Season Of CINEMA INSOMNIA ...... With A Little Help From His Freinds And Fans. Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Mr. Lobo As most of you already know, I am a HUGE fan of the nationally syndicated late-night movie program "Cinema Insomnia" which stars local Sacramento icon, Mr. Lobo and a incredible cast of misfits and monsters, including the shows co-host, the lovely house-plant (yes, I said 'house-plant') Miss Mittens. I actually stumbled upon the program back in 2003, when I purchased a DVD copy of the CI episode, "Gigantis the Fire Monster" (aka 'Godzilla Raids Again) on eBay. At the time, there was no formal DVD release for the often misunderstood "Gojira" sequel, so I took a chance on it. Upon viewing the episode I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The show was a great tribute to the late-night horror movie showcases of the 1970s and early 80s. You know, back in the day when guys us

The New ULTRAMAN ZERO Trailer!

Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: Youtube / Wikipedia / Avery Guerra If you are a huge Ultraman geek like I am, than the new trailer for "Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire" will be right up your ally. Looks like the folks over at Tsuburaya Productions have pulled out all the stops for this one with some amazing CGI work combined with the traditional 'man in the suit' effects made popular by the studios founding father, Eiji Tsuburaya. There is some "Pirates of the Caribbean" themed stuff in there that I don't understand, but overall the film looks like the kind of giant monster, or in this case, superhero, free-for-all that we all yearn for. Her is the skinny on the film from Wikipedia: Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire is an upcoming Japanese film in the Ultra Series to celebrate the franchise's 45th anniversary. It serves as a sequel to Mega Monster Battle: Ult

Star Wars - R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid

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Source: Entertainment Earth Order Your R2D2 Today! Only $179.99 Star Wars R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid Possess your very own rolling, beeping, game-playing droid! In distinctive Star Wars packaging. There's never been a more technologically advanced toy than this! Standing nearly 15-inches tall, R2-D2 is your plastic pal that's fun to be with and a handy aid to navigating your way around the universe. This easy-to-control, hyper-functional droid walks, talks, and responds to your command. Resourceful and adventurous, R2 is ready, willing, and able to serve. He: navigates, patrols, and finds you on his own; guards and protects your room with his sentry room alarm; plays multiple interactive games; remembers and reacts to key Star Wars characters; and more. There's never been a more technologically advanced toy than this one. He's incredible! Some assembly required. For indoor use only. Requires

KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS Being Remade In 3D

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: Screen Daily / Avery Guerra Remakes and 3D films are all the rage these days, so is it any surprise that Stealth Media Group has hired Nuala Barton and Rene Sheridan to produce a modern, 3D, version of the 1977 cult film "Kingdom of the Spiders", which originally starred "Star Trek" alumni William Shatner? Of course not. If you recall, the original "Kingdom of the Spiders" was about a small Arizona town (Sedona) that was overrun by thousands of hungry tarantulas. This time around, however, and if the promo poster to the right is any indication, it looks like a major city is set to face an epic infestation of arachnids this time, and not by only tarantulas, but all kinds of creepy crawlers. The two producers made this rather benign comment about their upcoming film, “We are delighted to be working with Stealth Media’s Jason Piette, Sean O’Kelly and Michael Cowan to bring this cult classic back to larger than life, in

Planet of The Apes - Chimpin' Ain't Easy T-Shirt

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