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Comic Book Yard Sale Saturday

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Silver Age Comic Book Yard Sale Saturday, July 28, 2012 Location: 18618 Collins Street, Tarzana, CA (cross streets: Reseda Blvd. and U.S. 101 Freeway). 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Silver Age DC's including Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and others. See ad in Craigslist.

News From CD Japan

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All Items Music Video Collectible Book Apparel All Fields Listing Pages Item Details 4 movie discount offers are newly added! Eligible items includes Takeshi Kitano's works, movies with English subtitles, and more. Don't miss this opportunity! (by haru) Sunset on Third Street '64 (English Sub.) out on July 20! " ALWAYS Sanchome no Yuhi '64 (Sunset on Third Street '64) ," which is the third film from "Sunset on Third Street" series directed by Takashi Yamazaki , comes out on DVD and Blu-ray . Its first film was the 2006 Japanese Academy Award-winning film depicting the everyday lives of town people at the height of Japan's post-war reconstruction period. The film f eatures English subtitles and comes with an original folding fan! Ougon wo Daite Tobe (Fly With The Gold) Making of DVD Making-of DVD release of the mystery film "Ougon wo Daite Tobe (

Godzilla 2014 Unveiled

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by Armand Vaquer Legendary Pictures at Comic Con International unveiled the above title card. It was said that over six thousand people crowded into Hall H for the Legendary Pictures session. A poster incorporating this design was distributed (below). Some attendee snapped the above shot of Godzilla during one of the two screenings of the teaser trailer. This may not be the final design of Godzilla according to sources.

Godzilla Is Back and Comic Con Got Him!

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by Armand Vaquer The Associated Press put the story out.   The Washington Post picked it up.  So did CBS News .  And the Huffington Post posted it.  Many others did as well. What's the big news? Legendary Pictures/Warner Brothers' Godzilla is the big news. And it comes from Comic Con International in San Diego. The best write-up (in my humble opinion) was by the fine folks at Dread Central .  Here's part of what they wrote on the teaser trailer that was shown: A city decimated. Completely destroyed. The camera pans by the wreckage of a train, A distant voice is heard reading from the Book of Revelations. The voice sounds very familair. Dust everywhere. Cars crushed. Holes in skyscrapers.  It becomes obvious that the voice belongs to Raymond Burr from the original. We then see a giant centipede-like creature with many arms and legs smoldering. (You know what that means? Monster battles!) The city appears dead as a doornail. Then blackness. THE ROAR.

Dark Shadows Movies Coming In October

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Above, Kathryn Leigh Scott and Jonathan Frid in "House of Dark Shadows." There's good news for fans of the original gothic soap-opera Dark Shadows ! Both House of Dark Shadows (1970) and Night of Dark Shadows (1971) will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Warner Home Video. The street date for both movies is October 30. Unfortunately, it appears that it will be the theatrical version of Night of Dark Shadows rather than an expanded/restored/director's cut version.  

Roswell UFO Crash: 65th Anniversary

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by Armand Vaquer Above, the famous headline from the  Roswell Daily Record. Today is the 65th anniversary of the Roswell, New Mexico incident in which a UFO (later claimed to be a "weather balloon") crashed and was recovered. Fox News posted an article on this and it reads in part: Like Fox Mulder, some people still want to believe.  On July 8, 1947, a crash in Roswell, N.M., was the spark that started UFO fever burning in the U.S. And for some, that passion is just as intense today as when they first learned that a crash in the desert had been labeled a UFO -- and quickly re-labeled a weather balloon by government officials.  "It was not a damn weather balloon -- it was what it was billed when people first reported it," Chase Brandon, a 35-year CIA veteran, told the Huffington Post.  His comments came on July 8, 2012 -- 65 years after the Roswell Daily Record newspaper ran a front page article claiming “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Ro

"TOKUSATSU--Special Effects Museum"

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A new exhibit on tokusatsu miniatures is opening in Tokyo on July 10. The Daily Yomiuri reported: For decades, children have been enthralled by science fiction and superhero films and TV series, such as Godzilla, Ultraman, Gamera and Chikyu Boeigun (Global defense force), which are produced using "tokusatsu," a Japanese special effect that involves filming miniatures.  This technique will be showcased in the exhibition, TOKUSATSU--Special Effects Museum, which will open Tuesday in Tokyo.  Hideaki Anno, 52, who directed the anime series Evangelion, is the exhibition's curator.  Anno took up this role because he loved tokusatsu movies as a child. Before his professional debut, he directed and acted in the amateur film Kaettekita Ultraman (Ultraman Returns). He wanted to create the exhibition to draw attention to tokusatsu, which is suffering due to the popularity of more advanced methods of filming special effects.  "Tokusatsu is being replaced by

"The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan" Donated To Margaret Herrick Library

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A copy of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan has been donated to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library at the Fairbanks Center For Motion Picture Study. About the Margaret Herrick Library : The Margaret Herrick Library is a world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and as an industry. Established in 1928, a year after the Academy was founded, the library moved to its current Beverly Hills location in 1991.