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Sylvester Stallone Classic ‘Cobra’ To Hit Blu-ray On January 22nd, 2019!

Sylvester Stallone Classic ‘Cobra’ To Hit Blu-ray On January 22nd, 2019!

Lt. Cobretti is a one-man assault team whose laser-mount submachine gun and pearl-handled Colt .45 spit pure crime-stopping venom! Sylvester Stallone stars as Marion Cobretti. But to those who know him – and those who wish they didn’t – he’s Cobra, a street-tough, big-city detective who does jobs nobody else wants or dares to do.

On January 22, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present 80’s action-packed cult thriller COBRA Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by George P. Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II, Tombstone), the film stars Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Creed), Brigitte Nielsen (Creed II, Red Sonja), and Reni Santoni (Muder One, The Practice. A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans, this definitive collector’s edition contains new 2K scan of the film, new interviews and special bonus content. Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com!

Director George P. Cosmatos teams up again with Stallone for this thriller pitting Cobretti against a merciless serial killer. The trail leads to not one murderer but also an army of psychos bent on slashing their way to a “New Order” – and killing a witness along the way. Fortunately, her protector is Cobra, a man who delivers vigilante justice like no other!

COBRA Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Stalking and Slashing – an interview with actor Brian Thompson
  • NEW Meet the Disease – an interview with actor Marco Rodriguez
  • NEW Feel the Heat – an interview with actor Andrew Robinson
  • NEW Double Crossed – an interview with actress Lee Garlington
  • NEW A Work of Art – an interview with actor Art LaFleur
  • Audio Commentary with director George P. Cosmatos
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries – stills, movie posters and lobby cards

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80s Classic ‘Big’ To Return to Movie Theaters For 30th Anniversary Celebration!

80s Classic ‘Big’ To Return to Movie Theaters For 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Thirty years ago this summer, 12-year-old Josh Baskin uttered a secret wish to a carnival fortune-teller machine and made movie history as he grew up overnight, turning director Penny Marshall’s Big into a box-office smash and one of the defining films of the 1980s.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Big, Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Twentieth Century Fox are bringing its magic back to movie theaters throughout the U.S. as part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. This special presentation will also include pre- and post-film commentary by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.

Tickets for Big can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

Big will play in more than 700 U.S. movie theaters on Sunday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day (local time), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Filled with the “zip and exuberance of a classic romantic comedy” (The Washington Post), Big is “funny, warm, sophisticated and, above all, imaginative from start to finish (Los Angeles Times). Tom Hanks stars as the 30-year-old Josh, whose desire to leave childhood behind and become a grown-up comes with consequences he never imagined, leading to an adventure that takes him into Manhattan, where he becomes an executive at a toy company.

For his role, Hanks received his first Best Actor Oscar® nomination. The film’s screenwriters, Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, were also nominated for their work on Big, which co-stars Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow as young Josh, and Mercedes Ruehl as his worried mother.

Big is the film that really cemented Tom Hanks’ place as a superstar, and it’s easy to see why – it’s one of the sweetest and most charming comedies ever made, and it’s a real pleasure to bring such a beloved film back to movie theaters as a summertime treat thanks to our partnership with Turner Classic Movies,” said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations.

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80s Classic ‘Valley Girl’ To Hit Blu-ray On October 16th Via Shout Select!

80s Classic ‘Valley Girl’ To Hit Blu-ray On October 16th Via Shout Select!

In celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary, Shout Select will release the seminal romantic comedy VALLEY GIRL for the first time on Blu-ray on October 16, 2018. This release will feature a brand-new transfer and come packed with bonus features, including new and extended interviews with cast and crew. Fans can preorder now at shoutfactory.com.
Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman star in the totally awesome comedy Valley Girl! When Julie Foreman (April Fool’s Day, My Chauffeur) dumps her preppy boyfriend, the last thing she expects is to find love with the rockin’ Randy (Cage). The future’s open wide for Julie… but when her disapproving friends (E.G. Daily, Heidi Holicker, Michelle Meyrink) find Randy to be grody to the max, she is caught up in a culture clash between her Valley lifestyle and her Hollywood punk.
Featuring a so-bitchin’ soundtrack packed with New Wave hits, Valley Girl is a sweetly romantic slice of 80s nostalgia from director Martha Coolidge (Real Genius). Are you going to love it? We’re, like, so sure!
Special Features:
· NEW HD Film Transfer
· NEW “In Conversation – Director Martha Coolidge with Actors E.G. Daily and Heidi Holicker”
· NEW “Greetings from the San Fernando Valley” (A short history of the iconic San Fernando Valley) Hosted by Tommy Gelinas of The Valley Relics Museum
· NEW Extended Interviews from 2003 with Nicolas Cage, Cameron Dye, Frederic Forrest, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp, Lee Purcell, Producers Andrew Lane and Wayne Crawford, Peter Case of The Plimsouls, Josie Cotton, DJ Richard Blade, and more
· Storyboard to Film Comparisons
· Photo Gallery
· Feature Length Audio Commentary with Director Martha Coolidge
· “Valley Girl: 20 Totally Tubular Years Later”
· “In Conversation: Nicolas Cage and Martha Coolidge”
· “The Music of Valley Girl”

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1980’s Cult Classic ‘Full Moon High’ To Hit Blu-ray This April From Scream Factory!

1980’s Cult Classic ‘Full Moon High’ To Hit Blu-ray This April From Scream Factory!

The ‘80s cult classic Full Moon High comes howling to Blu-ray on April 10, 2018, from Scream Factory. Bonus features include a NEW audio commentary with writer/producer/director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, God Told Me To), moderated by King Cohen filmmaker Steve Mitchell, as well as the theatrical trailer.

The problem of a typical high-school teenager takes on monstrous proportions in this comical send up of horror movies from legendary cult filmmaker Larry Cohen.

The most important thing to quarterback Tony Walker (Adam Arkin, Halloween H20) is to win the big game against archrival Simpson High. But this plan soon changes when his ultra-right-wing dad (Ed McMahon) drags him along on a spy mission for the CIA. In Romania, Tony is bitten by a werewolf – and that’s when things really start to get hairy! Now, whenever there’s a full moon, he transforms into a growling beast that hungrily chases down beautiful girls. Cursed to live forever as a teenager with uncontrollable urges, Tony realizes he must find a way to the end this cycle of animalistic excess.

Special Features:

  • NEW audio commentary with writer/producer/director Larry Cohen, Moderated by KING COHEN filmmaker Steve Mitchell
  • Theatrical Trailer

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FULL CIRCLE: Tami Stronach On ‘The NeverEnding Story’ and Her Latest Endeavors!

FULL CIRCLE: Tami Stronach On ‘The NeverEnding Story’ and Her Latest Endeavors!

Tami Stronach may not be a household name but she became forever engrained in the fabric of our childhood memories with her iconic role as the Child-like Empress in the classic 80s flick, “The NeverEnding Story.” Directed by Wolfgang Peterson, the film was a West-German produced English-language film that, at the time, was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union. With a riveting storyline and a cast of larger-than-life characters the film quickly became a global hit, and even brought about the creation of Tami’s “Faerie Queen” album, which became a cult classic in it’s own right. Most importantly, “The NeverEnding Story” inspired a generation of kids around the world to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Almost more amazing than the film itself, is the interesting impact the film had on it’s star! While Tami side-stepped a career in the world on film, she never truly left the stage and went on to forge a successful career for herself in the worlds of dance and theater. 30 years on, Tami is hard at work putting together a plethora of family-friendly projects with her multi-faceted company, Paper Canoe. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Tami to discuss her extraordinary career, the challenges she has faced along the way, the amazing work she is bringing to life with Paper Canoe and, of course, “The NeverEnding Story.”

You started acting professionally at an early age. Was it all your choice?

Yes. I was dancing at age 4 and I started taking theater classes because I begged my parents for it. By the time I was in San Francisco at the age of nine, I was carpooling with other people on the weekends to get to acting classes. I was really self-motivated! It was something that was very much something that I wanted to do. Of course, I didn’t have any sort of professional aspirations. I didn’t have an agent and I wasn’t looking at it as anything other than something that was really pleasurable. Then “The NeverEnding Story” happened as a happy accident! I was in one of my acting classes that I was taking on the weekend and the casting agent happened to be friends with my acting teacher. She was on a break from casting and came over to have lunch with my teacher. She showed up a little bit early and saw the tail end of the class. She asked me if I would come and audition the next day and I did, very much not knowing what I was going to be auditioning for! [laughs]

Obviously, “The NeverEnding Story” went on to become an 80s classic. What do you feel you might have brought to the character that wasn’t on the original written page?

That’s an interesting question. I think that’s what’s so fascinating about acting and what it means to bring a script to life. Certainly, you have the written page and all of this information from the author but, obviously, the way it as directed will hugely shape it and change the way that is perceived. The way it’s performed will also affect the way that it transforms. There’s something really strange and wonderful about and having a character because in a weird way you are bringing yourself and your emotions to the character. At the same time, you’re also inhabiting a character, so you’re stepping inside the skin of someone else, of course that character then influences you. I think there’s something really transformative about stories, storytelling and inhabiting characters. We bring them to life but they also bring something to us. We have an experience through being that character that is new and unique. I think I really brought myself to the character in “The NeverEnding Story” and I also got to walk away with a little bit of the Empress’ wise words of “Do what you dream” and “Follow your heart.” Those messages from her really sunk into me.

Building on that, I was curious to know what type of impact being a part of this film had on you and the career you would go on to have.

It’s funny, I think it was so successful in a way that we didn’t expect, especially in Europe. I got a little freaked out by it to be really honest! [laughs] I decided to walk away from celebrity, which felt really overwhelming for me as an 11-year-old girl. I just didn’t feel that I have the tools to be able to navigate that in a successful way. I think my parents felt that they didn’t feel they have the skills to steward me through something like that. I think it can be done and you definitely see examples but really balanced, absolutely wonderful, lovely people who acted as children and then blossom into great actors as adults. I don’t think it’s impossible and I think it can happen but I do think you need to have a little bit of understanding of how Hollywood works and some savvy about how to navigate that whole machine. I think it influenced me by turning me away from film and looking for celebrity based work. Obviously, if you’re going to be in film, that’s part of the package. It really focused me more on live performance. Initially I dove into dance, really, really actively, all through my teens and in college. After I graduated from college, I did really start missing acting. So, I was dancing, choreographing and I joined in acting troupe called The Flying Machine. I was with them for seven years and we performed all over the United States making really beautiful original works that we co-created as an ensemble. It was a very intense, close group of people making art together, very intensively for seven years. It was really special! So, I was acting even as I was doing a lot of dance work. I was definitely consciously avoiding getting an agent and in that arena and just giving myself a live performance as the main vehicle for creativity.

I have one more question about “The NeverEnding Story.” I’m sure you get a little tired of these…

No, no! I really don’t! I avoided it for so long that in some ways I feel like I’m making up for lost time! It really is such a wonderful, happy memory that I’m super happy to talk about it!

Cool! It’s interesting that we live in an era where people are really seeking out strong female characters and you played a great example of of this at 10 years old. How do you view this iconic character through 3 decades removed?

Tami Stronach in ‘The NeverEnding Story’

I was so lucky to fall into playing this part. Like you said, there are more strong female characters today and I think that’s super exciting but in the 80s there were less. It was a really unique experience and opportunity to have played that role. What I love about it is that strength is represented so differently than one would normally represent it. Obviously, my character is a tiny little girl with a tiny frame of a body, she’s sick and she’s dying. In many ways, she is weak but her strength lies in her wisdom, her capacity for empathy, and in her patience. I think that it flips the notion of what strength is, what being brave and what having courage is. I think, especially for little girls, to see an example of bravery and strength that is achievable for them is an amazing thing. It’s really through her emotional courage and wisdom that she has the gravitas that she has, as opposed to a powerful punch or something. I think it’s a really fun contradiction that the character presents the audience.

“The NeverEnding Story” is a childhood favorite of so many people who are our age. What are some of the films that impacted you as a child growing up in the 80s?

Gosh, that’s so funny! All of the really cheesy ones are coming to mind! [laughs] It’s the ones that are your favorite because you get a bucket of popcorn, turn your brain off and are like, “Yesssss!!!” [laughs] I’m thinking “Dirty Dancing” but that’s not a good enough answer! [laughs] Of the really hefty ones, my absolute favorite is “Blade Runner.” I still think that movie is incredible and everyone is still trying to copy that movie! There are shows like “West World,” “Humans” and so many others pulling from it because it was such a breakthrough film. I think I like a lot of slightly darker films that people might expect. I really like ‘Brazil’ which was a Terry Gilliam film. I also loved “Labyrinth” with David Bowie! I was a complete David Bowie nut and I just adored him. Anything he did I was really into. I loved “E.T.” and all the other classics from that era!

Let’s focus on life after the film. What were some of the other milestones that impacted you throughout your journey?

I worked with a woman named Neta Pulvermacher and dancers, also for 7 years. That seems to be the magic number for me! [laughs] She was really wonderful! I was really fortunate to be in New York at that time when you really could live as a dancer and survive as an artist. It was a much cheaper city years ago than it is now! [laughs] we made it a lot of work where she would ask the performers in her class to contribute material. I always got to be the girl who did the acting bits in the shows, in addition to the dancing bits. It was a really fun company for me to be in! I got to sing with The Jazz Passengers, who is a band that Debbie Harry of Blondie was also singing with in New York. It was crazy to be singing with that band! They are unbelievable! We also worked with John Zorn who is an incredible jazz musician in New York and we toured internationally. That was all very exciting. Then I was working with a bunch of other peers of mine creating a lot of dance work. I also have my own company where I was working very hard on creating my own blend of dance and theater. That was important for me as an artist because I wanted to come up with a signature language that I found as really compelling. For me, it was never just pure dance. There was always something about the poetry of movement. As an artist, working with the different companies I worked with really influence and fed my own creative exploration of how to create a unique dance theatre language for my own company which has been going on now for 20 years!

All of those experiences culminated with the creation of another project — The Paper Canoe. What can you tell us about it and all the cool things you guys have going on at the moment?

Paper Canoe is a new venture. I had a daughter 6 years ago and to sound like a total cliché, she changed my life! [laughs] It’s so amazing! You hear these people say it and you think, “Ahhh! It’s such a cliché” but then you find yourself saying exactly the same thing! [laughs] She really did change my life! With the birth of her, I just felt that I wanted to get back to family entertainment and tell stories that kids and their parents would enjoy together. In a weird way, I feel that I’ve come full circle and I’m starting to be involved in the same kinds of projects that I was doing when I was a little kid and did “The NeverEnding Story.” All of Paper Canoe’s stuff is much more theater based. I did a small record when I was in Germany when I was doing “The NeverEnding Story” and now I have released an album through Paper Canoe, so I’m singing again! It’s really kind of fun! I feel like a lot of the things that I was more heavily focused on as a young kid are coming back into focus. They are things that I missed and I’m excited about exploring again! Paper Canoe has a new album called “Beanstalk Jack” and we are doing a bunch of shows in New York City this month and next month. We are also going to be developing that during the course of next year into a full on theatrical production. I’m also doing some music videos for it. Normally, I choreograph on human beings but this is going to be a video that features my daughter and myself in stop motion. We are going to be doing a lot of dancing with toys on shelves, so it’s a whole new choreographic challenge!

What have been the biggest challenges for you in getting Paper Canoe up and running?

I think the biggest challenge for me has been to reconceive projects not just as live performances. For so many years that was my medium, genre and where I felt comfortable. I know theater directors, playhouses in New York and how to get audiences to see shows that are interested in that niche but, with that said, Paper Canoe is a new thing. “Beanstalk Jack” is digital and a music video is digital. One of the plays that we made, after putting it up, I think honestly it needs to come alive as a graphic novel. What Paper Canoe is doing to me is forcing me to consider other modes of expression beyond live performance. I think it’s great to push myself to think in terms of music videos, an album and in other ways. For example, I do have some ideas for a short film. It’s kind of challenging for me to broaden my frame in expand out into digital and print content!

That’s very cool. It’s exciting to see you continue to push yourself creatively. From what I have read, you are also getting back into film. What can you tell us about that aspect of your career?

I shot an indie film called “Ultra Low” last month, which was really fun. It’s funny, with the birth of Paper Canoe, last year we did 3 months of performing every weekend. So, the acting bug has sort of started to raise its head and I’ve been itching to do more acting. I think it also might be because of having so many herniated discs at this point! [laughs] I had a tour to the Czech Republic, where we were performing, and the next day I was in so much pain! I thought, “Tami, you are in your mid 40s. How long are you going to keep bending yourself into these impossible shapes?” [laughs] I think there is a natural evolution, and one has to be honest with oneself about where one is in one’s life and what the right mode of expression is for that time. I think as I hang up my dancing shoes, of course there are no shoes and modern dance, the need to find other ways and other outlets to perform are pointing me in the direction of acting again. It was really great and an awesome experience shooting “Ultra Low”. It was a really fun script and I had a blast doing it. I would love to do some more film in the future.

I wanted to talk about your musical side as well. Did music first come into your life through dance?

Actually, I think my love of music came from my father. He has a lovely voice and he is Scottish. I grew up singing Scottish folksongs with him. As I mentioned, my parents were archaeologists, so we did a lot of road trips and took Land Rovers out into the dirt to look for pottery shards. We would be driving for hours and hours and we would sing to pass the time. We still do! At all of our holidays, we sing for hours! That’s kind of what we do as a family. I think, in some ways, I never realized what a huge influence that was or that perhaps other families didn’t do that! [laughs] You somehow get blinded to the circumstances that you live in! Your like, “Don’t all families do this?” [laughs] My dad had this treasured, old Scottish folk song book that he got from his father and one of the projects I am itching to do is to record some Scottish folksongs with The Beanstalk Band, which we might do this summer. Now that we have this incredible group musician around, it might be a fun opportunity!

Are you involved with any charity work or causes close to your heart that we can help shine a light on?

Yes! I would love to talk about that! I am a mom and as a mom I think a lot about clean air and clean water, so I really like NRDC (National Resource Defense Council – www.nrdc.org). I’m also really passionate about animals. Since they don’t have a voice, I think it’s our responsibility to make sure that we treat them humanely. The Jane Goodall Foundation (www.janegoodall.org) is one I that I support annually as well! Those are some of the organizations close to my heart.

We can definitely look to you as an inspiration with everything you have accomplished in your career and the way you continue to create. What’s the best lesson we can take away from your journey as an artist?

The world that we live in can be tiring, difficult and full of challenges, so it can be really tempting to take the path of least resistance sometimes. I think it’s really important to fight for your dreams and to fight for the things that really fulfill you. I know it’s going to sound cheesy but “The NeverEnding Story” was about insisting on doing what you dream, placing value on your imagination and building a better world by having the capacity to imagine better things. I think it’s really our duty to ourselves to listen to our own creative impulses and where our hearts are telling us to go. It’s definitely hard, I’m not saying it’s an easy thing to do, but I do truly believe it’s worth it. There’s something in all of us telling us, “This is what you need to be doing.” The cost of not listening to that voice is very high. The greatest gift you can give yourself is valuing your own heart!

Very well said! That is a great outlook! Thank you so much for your time today, Tami! I’ve really enjoyed looking back and looking ahead with you. I wish you continued success and we’ll talk again soon!

Thank you, Jason! I’ve had such a good time talking to you! Take care!

Follow the continuing adventures of Tami Stronach visit her official website at www.tamistronach.com. Connect with her on social media via Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo.

BEANSTALK JACK Promo from Tami Stronach on Vimeo.

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80s Classic ‘Red Dawn’ To Hit Blu-ray In March Via Shout! Select

80s Classic ‘Red Dawn’ To Hit Blu-ray In March Via Shout! Select

‘Red Dawn’

From legendary writer-director John Milius (Apocalypse NowConan The Barbarian) comes the tale of what-could-have-been, had the Cold War gone another way. When Communist paratroopers descend on a Colorado high school football field, a group of students wages an all-out guerilla war to save their town — and their country. Powerful and gripping, RED DAWN features an all-star cast, including Patrick Swayze (Road House), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Lea Thompson (Back To The Future), Ben Johnson (Terror Train), Harry Dean Stanton (Alien), Ron O’Neal (Super Fly), William Smith (Conan The Barbarian), Charlie Sheen (Platoon), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Powers Boothe (Tombstone).

On March 14, 2017, Shout! Select home entertainment series is proud to debut RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ on North American home entertainment shelves. This definitive collector’s edition contains insightful new interviews and archival featurettes. A must-have for movie collectors, pop-culture enthusiasts and loyal fans to complete their entertainment library, RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at:

https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/action-adventure/red-dawn-collector-s-edition

https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Collectors-Blu-ray-Patrick-Swayze/dp/B01NCK6BGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484846652&sr=8-1&keywords=red+dawn+collector%27s+edition+Blu-ray

*** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray directly from ShoutFactory.com and get it shipped two weeks early, plus receive a limited-edition 18?x24? poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork! Available while supplies last.

RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ bonus content:

  • NEW! – “A Look Back At Red Dawn” featuring brand-new stories from co-star Doug Toby, casting director Jane Jenkins, production designer Jackson DeGovia and editor Thom Noble
  • Archival Featurettes include:

o   “Red Dawn Rising”

o   “Training For WWIII”

o   “Building The Red Menace”

o   “WWIII Comes To Town”

  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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THE GATE: 80s Cult Classic Arrives On Limited-Edition Blu-ray On February 28th!

THE GATE: 80s Cult Classic Arrives On Limited-Edition Blu-ray On February 28th!

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series unleashes unspeakable horrors when The Gate arrives for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on February 28 from Lionsgate. When two suburban kids accidentally open a portal filled with pint-sized demons hell-bent on taking over the planet, it’s up to them to seal the gateway and save mankind! The Gate features all-new, never-before-seen featurettes and audio commentary. A must-have for all classic horror fans, The Gate limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen’s backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate — an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The teenagers soon understand what evil they’ve released as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it’s now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever . . . if it’s not too late.

SPECIAL FEATURES 

  • Audio Commentaries:

o   Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook

o   Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor

  • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson
  • Featurettes:

o   “The Gate: Unlocked”

o   “Minion Maker”

o   “From Hell It Came”

o   “The Workman Speaks!”

o   “Made in Canada”

o   “From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of The Gate

o   “The Gatekeepers”

o   “Making of The Gate

  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery

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‘Back To The Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy’ To Be Released On October 20th!

‘Back To The Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy’ To Be Released On October 20th!

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Great Scott! In 1985 Director Robert Zemeckis, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and Producer/Screenwriter Bob Gale embarked on a three-part journey through time that broke box-office records worldwide and catapulted Back to the Future into one of the most beloved trilogies in motion picture history.  In 1989, the filmmakers gave us a glimpse of the future in Back to the Future Part II as Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to 2015…or, if our calculations are correct, October 21, 2015, to be exact.  “The Future” has finally arrived.

'Back To The Future' 30th Anniversary Trilogy

‘Back To The Future’ 30th Anniversary Trilogy

Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates this once-in-a-lifetime date, as well as the 30thAnniversary of the groundbreaking first film, with three new releases debuting on October 20, 2015.  Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD, the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy will include all three movies plus a new bonus disc with more two hours of content. Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series will be released for the first time ever on DVD featuring all 26 episodes from the award-winning series and Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures will include all three movies, the complete animated series, a new bonus disc, a 64-page book and collectible light-up “Flux Capacitor” packaging.  Featuring more than two hours of content, the bonus disc will include all-new original shorts, documentaries, two episodes from the animated series and more.

In addition to the home entertainment release, the Back to the Future celebration continues in theaters when the films go back to the big screen on October 21, 2015.  Check local listings for show times.  Additionally, Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing an all-new 30th Anniversary picture disc vinyl soundtrack, available October 16th in stores and through all digital partners.

About Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu-ray & DVD)
Experience the future all over again with the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy! Join Marty McFly(Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space time continuum! From filmmakers Steven SpielbergRobert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, this unforgettable collection features hours of bonus features and is an unrivaled trilogy that stands the test of time.

Includes:

  • Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III
  • Bonus Disc with More than Two Hours of Content
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet (Blu-ray™ Exclusive)
  • Collectible Packaging (Blu-ray™ Exclusive)

Bonus Features:

  • All New Original Shorts:  Including Doc Brown Saves the World!, starring Christopher Lloyd.
  • OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean: An inside look at the 2012 restoration of the most iconic car in film history.
  • Looking Back to the Future: A 9-part retrospective documentary from 2009 on the trilogy’s legacy.
  • Back to the Future: The Animated Series: 2 episodes (“Brothers” and “Mac the Black”) from the 1991 series featuring live action segments with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown.
  • Tales from the Future 6-Part Documentary

Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu-ray & DVD) Bonus Features Continued:

  • The Physics of Back to the Future
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Michael J. Fox Q&A
  • Eight Archival Featurettes
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Music Videos
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Back to the Future: The Ride

About Back to the Future : The Complete Animated Series (DVD)
It’s about time!  The adventures continue with all 26 episodes of the award winning Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series, in its entirety and uncut! Join Marty McFly and Doc Brown, Doc’s wife Clara, sons Jules and Verne, and dog Einstein for more hilarious escapades as they time travel to Prehistoric Hill Valley, Ancient Rome, Medieval England, the Civil War, the days of the pirates, the far future and beyond.  Featuring live action segments with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown, science experiments by Bill Nye the Science Guy and the vocal talents of Mary Steenburgen (Clara), Thomas Wilson (Biff) and Dan Castellaneta (Doc), it is family entertainment at its best and a true treasure for all Back to the Future fans!

Bonus Features:

  • Drawn to the Future: New interview with creator/writer Bob Gale and writer John Ludin.
  • Galleries: Rare archival materials featuring character art, DeLorean designs and more.

About Back to the Future : The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray & DVD)
Great Scott! For the first time ever, Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures pairs together the original beloved trilogy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd along with the complete TV series.  Join Marty McFly, Doc Brown and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space time continuum.

Includes:

  • Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III
  • Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series DVD
  • Bonus Disc with More than 2 Hours of Content
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Back to the Future: A Visual History 64-Page Book
  • Light-Up “Flux Capacitor” Packaging

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The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration: Jeff “Chunk” Cohen To Attend, Epic Events Schedule Announced!

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration: Jeff “Chunk” Cohen To Attend, Epic Events Schedule Announced!

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The 30th Anniversary Celebration for THE GOONIES is almost upon us! Eager to relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s, fans will flock to historic Astoria, Oregon to celebrate 30 years of this amazing film.

The celebration is set for June 4-7, 2015. It was just announced that Jeff Cohen, better known as Chunk, will be attending the event to share his memories from the set of
The Goonies and talk about what he’s done since and is up to now.

Presentations will be on Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7th, at 10:30 AM. Ticket info TBA.

After playing the role of ‘Chunk’ in the film The Goonies, puberty transformed him from a Chunk into a Hunk, he could no longer find work as a funny fat kid and had to find a new profession. When not searching for Pirate Treasure, Jeff is an entertainment lawyer and co-founder of Beverly Hills based Cohen Gardner LLP which focuses on transactional representation for clients in the entertainment, media and technology verticals. He has been named by Variety to both its Dealmakers Impact List and Legal Impact List.

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The Legendary Jeff Cohen aka “Chunk”

His first book, The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood was published by the American Bar Association in May 2015. An active writer, he has authored numerous articles discussing business and legal matters for CNBC, The Huffington Post, Backstage, Lawyerist and others. He is proud to serve on corporate boards in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas.

Jeff received his Juris Doctor from UCLA Law School with an emphasis in business law and his undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. While at UC Berkeley, Jeff served as President of the Associated Students of the University of California.

Seek the Treasure
Save this address on your mobile browser to prepare for adventure with Geocaching when you are here for the event!
http://www.goonies.guide/

Clammy 99.7 FM goes GOONY
Astoria-based radio station will rebrand to Goony 99-7 for the Anniversary to be your soundtrack for the weekend. Tune to 99.7 FM while in the area or listen live to be a part of the action from afar at clammy997.com. The station will focus on the biggest hits of 1985 from 12:01 AM Friday June 5th through 4:00 PM on Sunday June 7th. Goony 99-7 will be the on-air brochure offering updates around the clock of Goonies events and activities.

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Tribute Art Show
May 23-June 7, 2015
Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California

If you are in the Los Angeles area, join Gallery Nucleus as they celebrate 30 years of The Goonies with new original tribute art work. Guest curated by Sebastien Mesnard. More than 40 artists are taking part in the show. A few pieces will be sent to Astoria for display during the Anniversary event in June.

OPENING RECEPTION on MAY 23
Admission is FREE
No RSVP required
All ages welcomed
Free refreshments served
DIY Photo Op
Make your own pirate eye patch

With recent news of a potential sequel, fans of The Goonies across the world are renewing their excitement about the beloved 1980s film. Filmed on location in Astoria, the community celebrates the theatrical release date each year in June. This year, the celebration includes showings of The Goonies, tour of the house used as a location in the film and a special gathering of fans in a record-breaking group “truffle shuffle.”

HOUSE TOUR, Saturday, June 7, 9:30am to 3:30pm

The house made famous in The Goonies as the residence of the Walsh family is an iconic location. Each year, thousands of fans make the trek to the house to stand where the kids did in the movie and snap a photo in front of it. The private home will be opened in honor of Goonies Day and fans will have the opportunity to step inside and take a tour on Saturday.

Advanced reservation required. Tickets are available for $15 online orday of while supplies last.

TRUFFLE SHUFFLE GROUP RECORD, Saturday, June 7, 5:00pm

Join with other fans of the film and help us create a record for the most people doing the Truffle Shuffle together as a group in Astoria! This event will take place at Warren Field, the Astoria High School football field, seen in the film’s opening sequence.

THE GOONIES QUOTE-A-LONG MOVIE SHOWINGS

Relive The Goonies on the big screen at the Columbian Theater and yell out your favorite lines with hundreds of other fans. Costumes are encouraged. The Goonies will also be shown for a 21+ audience at the Columbian Theater featuring the limited edition Truffle Shuffle Stout from Fort George Brewery which will be available at the theater in addition to other locations around town all weekend.

  • Friday, June 6 at 10:30 pm            21+, Fort George Brewery special release showing
  • Saturday, June 7 at 7:00pm          All ages welcome – Quote-A-Long showing
  • Sunday, June 8 at 3:00pm             All ages welcome

TREASURE HUNT, Friday through Sunday, June 6-8

Join a city-wide Treasure Hunt where fans are encouraged to visit more than a dozen Goonies-enthusiast businesses and filming locations. Those that complete the hunt will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes. Some businesses will also offer specials for Goonies weekend including a variety of 80s- and Goonies-themed activities.

As a part of the Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2010, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon. This date is special to Astorians because it is the anniversary of the day the film was released into theaters in 1985. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber encourages fans, both local and abroad, to celebrate the anniversary.

Next year is The Goonies 30th anniversary, and we’ll be celebrating in style. The cast came out for a riotous reunion in 2010 for the 25th anniversary, and we hope to have some of them out again. Start planning now for June 2015!

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, known to Goonies fans as the scene of the opening jail break, the museum invites visitors to explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon. The Oregon Film Museum provides visitors the opportunity to make their own movie, with three green screen experiences, edit and have it sent to them by email. Open daily, year round. Located at 732 Duane Street in Astoria. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children.

Goonies Day 2014 is a joint effort of the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Film Museum. We appreciate wide support from the community, including event sponsors: Astoria Scuba, Best Western Lincoln Inn, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa and the Holiday Inn Express; and activity hosts.

For more information about the region, the event and local lodging options, visitTravelAstoria.com or call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807 or Join the community at facebook.com/gooniesday .

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ROBOTJOX: Sci-Fi Cult Classic To Hit Blu-ray On July 7th From Scream Factory

ROBOTJOX: Sci-Fi Cult Classic To Hit Blu-ray On July 7th From Scream Factory

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‘Robotjox’

In the distant future, mankind has forsaken global wars for battles of single combat. The world has been divided into two opposing super powers, with each side represented by trained champions. Their weapons are huge robotic machines, capable of battle on land, sea and in the air. From celebrated director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and executive producer Charles Band comes ROBOT JOX, a riveting sci-fi action adventure. Directed by Stuart Gordon, the film stars Gary Graham (TV’s Alien Nation), Anne-Marie Johnson (TV’s In The Heat of the Night, JAG), Paul Koslo (Voyage of the Damned), Robert Sampson (Re-AnimatorThe Dark Side of the Moon), Danny Kamekona (Hawaii Five-OThe Karate Kid, Part II), Hilary Mason (Dolls) and Michael Alldredge (Scarface) as Tex.

On July 7, 2015, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present ROBOT JOX Blu-ray™ on home entertainment shelves everywhere.  Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray, this highly-anticipated release contains insightful bonus content, including new interview with actor Paul Koslo, audio commentary, behind-the-scene footage and much more.  A must-have for movie collectors, pop culture enthusiasts and fans of Stuart Gordon to complete their home entertainment library, ROBOT JOX Blu-ray is priced to own at $24.97 SRP.

Pre-order is available now at:
https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/action-adventure/robot-jox

ROBOT JOX reveals a world where nations settle their territorial disputes by a single combat between two giant machines. Piloted by national heroes Achilles (Gary Graham) and Alexander (Paul Koslo), the robots meet in Death Valley to fight for the greatest prize of all: Alaska. But when Achilles’ machine crushes 300 spectators, the match ends in a draw. Refusing to face Alexander in a rematch, Achilles is replaced by Athena (Anne-Marie Johnson), a genetically-engineered combat fighter. So when the GenJox is nearly killed and the game is forfeited, Achilles avenges their honor by challenging Alexander to a winner-take-all death match, in this heavy-metal, sci-fi adventure.

ROBOT JOX Blu-ray™ Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Gordon
  • Audio Commentary with Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Mechanical Effects Artist Mark Rappaport, and Stop-Motion Animator Paul Jessel
  • Brand-New Interview with Actor Paul Koslo
  • Archival Interviews with Director Stuart Gordon, Pyrotechnic Supervisor Joe Viskocil, Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Stop-Motion Animator Paul Jessel and Animation & Effects Artists Chris Endicott and Mark McGee
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • 2 Still Galleries
  • Trailers

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