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"Godzilla" Coming To Blu-Ray By Year's End

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by Armand Vaquer Above, will Akira Takarada's cut scene be included as an extra? Photo: Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. It looks like we'll have Godzilla (2014) on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D before the end of the year. According to High-Def Digest : The legendary monster is stomping toward Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D later this year .  In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Bros. is preparing ' Godzilla (2014) ' and ' Godzilla - 3D (2014) ' for Blu-ray in 2014. The article states that specs, supplements and suggested retail price hasn't been detailed yet. I would hazard a guess that the discs will be out by Christmas. It is interesting that the article makes no mention of DVD. To read the full article, go here . 

"The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan" Pre-Vacation Season Sale Ends In 9 Days

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by Armand Vaquer Above, Miki Hayashi with The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan . Photo by Armand Vaquer. In nine more days (June 16), the pre-vacation season sale for The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan ends. To take advantage of the 20% discount (off the cover price) just go here for the details. You can now order via PayPal!

'Chronicle' filmmaker Josh Trank directing 'Star Wars' spin-off film

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From Entertainment Weekly Man, this is one busy galaxy … While J.J. Abrams toils at Episode VII , launching a whole new trilogy of Star Wars films set three decades after the fall of the Empire and Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi, two other spin-off movies are also in the works. High-level sources have previously told EW that one will be a young Han Solo story, and the other will focus on the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Godzilla filmmaker Gareth Edwards is directing one, and now we know who will be handling the other — Chronicle director Josh Trank We just don’t know who is doing which — or if the deal has been altered further and we’ll be getting stories from totally new characters in the Star Wars universe. What do know Edwards will be doing the first one, due in theater Dec. 16, 2016, and scripted by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli). Trank will be busy for the foreseeable future tackling a new version of The Fantastic Four. READ MORE

'Godzilla' Meets 'Jurassic Park' Plus 'Jurassic World' Plot Details

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From Rope of Silicon Jurassic World (aka Jurassic Park IV) director Colin Trevorrow spoke with SlashFilm about his upcoming film in what appears to be an attempt to squash any rumors and calm the online waters surrounding the film and in doing so he's revealed some plot details that many will probably consider spoilers. He confirms the story will take place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park and it seems the park itself is up and running, including dinosaurs. "Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar," Trevorrow said. "It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It's the realization of John Hammond's dream, and I think you'll w

'Zombieland' Director Ruben Fleischer In The Mix To Helm 'Ghostbusters 3'

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From The Playlist Last Friday and headed into the weekend, there was a flurry of activity around Marvel's "Ant-Man," with the end result being that Adam McKay dropped out of talks, with Ruben Fleischer and Rawson Thurber emerging as the contenders for the gig, with the latter seen as the frontrunner. Why? For a couple of reasons, but one that includes Fleischer in the mix for another brewing tentpole. According to The Wrap, the "Zombieland" and "Gangster Squad" director is "being considered" to direct "Ghostbusters 3." The long, long brewing project has been through numerous bumps in the road including Bill Murray wanting pretty much nothing to do with it, Harold Ramis passing away, Ivan Reitman opting not direct, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller flirting with and ultimately turning down the sequel. Fleischer is a recently new father so "Ant-Man" might be coming too quick around the corner for him to take it on, but w

James Cameron Considering 3D Terminator 2 Re-Release

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From Cinema Blend James Cameron may be 3D technology's most outspoken advocate, and that doesn't just go for films shot in 3D. He loves the added oomph of the device so much, he's toying with re-issuing some more of his classic films with a flashy post-convert 3D package. /Film reports out of the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival that James Cameron is considering a re-release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with some newly minted 3D additions. An audience member at Cameron's Q&A asked the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and innovator if he had any plans to retrofit his Terminator movies for 3D. To this Cameron offered that the original Terminator is too "gritty, but his sequel could be worthy: Terminator 2 is a more polished film and, I think, it has a kind of timeless appeal. If there was someone who was interested in doing that, and we could make a good case for the business model like, perhaps let’s say, it’s never been on screens in China

Golden Age comics collection expected to fetch $1 million

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From Comic Book Resources The Golden Age comics collection of a Kentucky insurance executive is expected to bring more than $1 million in an online auction that ends Tuesday. Among the about 175 comics being sold by John C. Wise through ComicConnect are Action Comics #1, All Star Comics #1, Detective Comics #27, Marvel Comics #1, Archie Comics #1 and Wonder Woman #1. However, the jewel of the collection may be a pristine copy of 1940′s Flash Comics #1, featuring the first appearances of Jay Garrick, Hawkman and Johnny Thunder. “This copy is in incredible high-grade condition and is the second-best copy known to exist,” ComicConnect co-owner Vincent Zurzolo told The Associated Press. The current bid for the CGC-graded 9.2 copy of Flash Comics #1 is $91,000; the 7.0 copy of Action Comics #1 is at $75,000. The record price paid at auction for a comic book is held by a near-mint copy of Action Comics #1, which fetched $2.16 million in 2011. Wise, 62, began collecting comics at

'Star Wars: Episode VII' leaked photos show real sets and a huge creature

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From The Verge / TMZ Here's some good news out of the Star Wars sets in Abu Dhabi: director J.J. Abrams and crew have made a lot of actual, real, physical buildings and creatures, meaning the new film could end up looking a lot more like the Star Wars you know and love and not the CGI-heavy prequels that you may still be trying to forget about. A huge series of photos from the set leaked to TMZ this morning, and they show off a giant creature — which is supposedly controlled by five people inside of it — as well plenty of Tatooine costumes and a ramshackle marketplace. It's the biggest leak yet from the extremely secretive set, and even though there are no big details, the fact that there's a lot to see out there is a very good sign. Head over to TMZ to see the full gallery of 45 photos. READ MORE

New "Godzilla" Japanese Trailer

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by Armand Vaquer When I first heard that Godzilla wouldn't be released in Japan until July 25, I thought that was very bizarre. After all, Godzilla is a Japanese creation and it would have been fitting for Japan to have the honor to be first to release the movie theatrically. Apparently, that was the deal between Godzilla's owners, Toho Co., Ltd. and Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. Japan is now gearing up to receive the "King of the Monsters" with Toho being the movie's distributor. A new trailer for the Japanese market has been released and you can view it below: