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AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season” To Hit DVD In August

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season” To Hit DVD In August

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The critically acclaimed AMC hit drama, “Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season, will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on August 9. From creators Chris Cantwell (“Vicariously”) and  Christopher C. Rogers, comes the ten-episode series, featuring buzzworthy performances from Lee Pace (Lincoln, “Pushing Daisies,” Guardians of the Galaxy ), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Mackenzie Davis (Smashed), Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens).

The sophomore season of AMC’s hit tech-centered drama “Halt and Catch Fire” hits the ground running. It’s March 1985. More than a year has passed since Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) set fire to a truck full of Cardiff Giant PCs, the last in a long string of destructive acts that burned the people that made the machine possible: Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé), Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and John Bosworth (Toby Huss). The Giant is about to go the way of the dinosaur, like any number of personal computers to enter the market in the wake of IBM. The lesson is harsh but clear: in history, only the truly disruptive ideas are destined to matter. Season two of “Halt and Catch Fire” thrives on the spirit of innovation and takes on world-changing scenarios, no matter the risk.

“Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season” has a suggested retail price $49.98, and includes a 3-disc set, containing all 10 episodes including bonus features that will give you a behind the scenes look of this compelling series.

Bonus Features:

  • Inside “Halt and Catch Fire:
  • History of Now
  • Joe’s Strategic Benchmarks
  • Tour of An ‘80s Startup
  • Set Tour With Lee Pacse and Scoot McNairy

Season three of “Halt and Catch Fire” will premiere on AMC this summer.
To learn more about the film, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 193: Underground Clamoring

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 193: Underground Clamoring

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the boys are back in town, hot on the heels of WrestleMania 32. They all weigh in with their thoughts on professional wrestling’s biggest night, along with the evolution of women’s wrestling. It’s not all high flyin’ and elbow drops, as they turn their attention to the recently reunited Guns N’ Roses and their upcoming  “Not In This Lifetime…” Tour. They also take a look at the good, bad and ugly of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ before unleashing their Picks of The Week featuring some movies and TV you should be clamoring to see. Rate and review the show on iTunes!  Send us some feedback on Facebook or Twitter.

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YEAH! Launches As First Streaming Movie Site To Curate Original Content Around Iconic Films!

YEAH! Launches As First Streaming Movie Site To Curate Original Content Around Iconic Films!

yeah-logo-2013AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films, announces the launch of YEAH! www.YEAHTV .com, the first streaming movie service that is an entirely new way to watch movies online. Each YEAH! film is enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research. The new bonus content is displayed on-screen seamlessly without obscuring the movie, offering fans a choice of unique extras to engage with such as:

  • Intimate, never-before-seen, exclusive interviews with filmmakers and stars – with just a click the movie pauses and the interview plays
  • Little-known facts about characters and scenes minute-by-minute throughout each film
  • Quizzes that test how well you really know your favorite movies

YEAH! launches today during the South by Southwest Conference and Festival with films immediately available for rent online at www.YEAHTV.com. A YEAH! iPad app will be introduced this summer.

YEAH! features iconic genre films — including sci-fi, horror and action-adventure. By renting films on YEAH! you’ll:

  • Hear Richard Donner describe how Marlon Brando wanted his Superman character “Jor-El” to look like a bagel
  • Watch Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore disagree on how his nose was broken while filming Natural Born Killers
  • Learn from Michael Madsen how Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Tierney nearly came to blows on the set of Reservoir Dogs
  • Find out real-life events that inspired Wes Craven to create A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • And discover so much more about the films you love to watch… and then watch again

“YEAH! is the ultimate movie viewing experience,” said Lisa Judson, General Manager of YEAH! “The films on YEAH! are curated by a team of Emmy Award winning producers who are true movie fans. Two months of in-depth research goes into every film curation to create an entirely new way for fans to enjoy their favorite movies.”

Films that will be available for rent on www.YEAHTV.com in the coming months include:

Scream, Reservoir Dogs, 300, The Terminator, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Crow, The Exorcist: Director’s Cut, Superman: The Movie, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2, Child’s Play, No Country for Old Men, Pulp Fiction, The Expendables, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Dirty Dancing, The Shining, Watchmen, This is Spinal Tap, The Blair Witch Project, Jackie Brown, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Apocalypse Now Redux, From Dusk Till Dawn, Natural Born Killers, Hannibal

YEAH! films cost $4.99 at www.YEAHTV.com and are currently available for 48 hours.

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The Walking Dead: Poster For Season Three Return Gets All Biblical On Your Ass

The Walking Dead: Poster For Season Three Return Gets All Biblical On Your Ass

AMC has just released a brand spankin’ new poster for the second half of season 3 of their hit series, The Walking Dead — and it gets all biblical on your ass! It’s “An Eye For An Eye” reference teases on of television’s most anticipated showdowns of all-time! The series is set to return on Sunday, February 10 — which can’t get hear fast enough!

Synopsis: With his group in tatters, his sanity in question, and his own son questioning his every move, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) must somehow pull everyone together to face their greatest challenge — the Governor (David Morrissey). In order to survive, he must risk everything, including the group’s very humanity.

Season three’s mid-season finale aired December 2, making “The Walking Dead” the first cable series in television history to reign as the biggest show of the fall season among Adults 18-49, beating out all broadcast and cable entertainment series. The episode totaled 15.2 million viewers for the night.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey and Danai Gurira.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Makes It’s Way To Netflix For Instant Streaming!

‘The Walking Dead’ Makes It’s Way To Netflix For Instant Streaming!

Netflix Inc. and AMC Networks Inc. have reached a multi-year licensing agreement that will make prior seasons of AMC’s critically-acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, available exclusively to Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada.

Season 1 of The Walking Dead will be available today. Additional seasons of The Walking Dead, as well as certain future AMC and Sundance Channel programming, will be streaming instantly to Netflix members just prior to the premiere of subsequent seasons.

Netflix has also licensed non-exclusive rights in the U.S. to select scripted and unscripted shows, which will also be made available just before the following season debut. This includes programming from across the AMC Networks portfolio of AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. Specific series include IFC’s Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; WE tv’s Braxton Family Values, My Fair Wedding, and Bridezillas; and Sundance Channel’s All On The Line with Joe Zee and Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.

“Netflix is already the streaming home of ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ in the US and Latin America,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “We are delighted to be in business directly with AMC Networks. AMC’s programming sensibilities have struck a chord with our members and with the overall viewing public.”

AMC Networks President and CEO Josh Sapan commented, “This agreement supports the cable ‘ecosystem’ by making our content available to Netflix nearly a year following the linear premiere, it brings our content to a wider audience, and it provides additional revenue to support production of new shows.”

The second season of the wildly popular series begins on October 16th, only on AMC!M

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Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman To Bring ‘The Walking Dead’ To Gaming

Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman To Bring ‘The Walking Dead’ To Gaming

Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman today announce a long term agreement to produce games based on The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead is an epic drama where personal trials are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. As a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions sweeps the globe, the dead are rising to feed on the living. The living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally begin living.

“We have been fans of The Walking Dead for years. As a narrative-driven company, we really appreciate Robert Kirkman’s masterful craftsmanship in every story.” said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. “Fans of the franchise are going to be really excited by how we deliver this in the games.”

Published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead comic series earned the 2010 Eisner award winner for Best Continuing Series and is consistently atop theNew York Times best-seller list. The television series made its television debut on Halloween 2010 on the AMC cable network and immediately became the most-watched drama series in cable’s history with 18-49 year olds, attracting over 6 million viewers. The television series has earned nominations for numerous top industry awards, including Golden Globes®, Writer’s Guild and Director’s Guild honors.

“The folks at Telltale Games are a great choice for bringing The Walking Dead to life as interactive entertainment,” said The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman. “They care as much as I do about the story and characters while seamlessly weaving that into the games they build. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am ecstatic to work with the same people putting out the coolest Jurassic Park game ever.”

The multi-year, multi-title agreement covers PC, Mac, console, handheld, mobile and social gaming media.

Telltale has opened up registration to sign up for timely information and updates at http://www.thewalkingdeadgames.com. Telltale will release additional information on The Walking Dead games in the coming months.

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AMC Fearfest ’09 Returns For Eight Day Marathon

AMC Fearfest ’09 Returns For Eight Day Marathon

amc-fearfestThis month, AMC presents AMC FEARFEST, the most highly anticipated horror movie marathon of the Halloween season. A celebration of the best in contemporary and classic horror films, AMC FEARFEST features over 50 horror titles, three AMC CELEBRATES events, and interviews with some of Hollywood’s most renowned horror filmmakers. The eight-day marathon airs from October 23 until Halloween Day, October 31 from 7:30am-midnight.

Headlining AMC FEARFEST is a star-studded lineup of acclaimed filmmakers, who will host and introduce the presented films and offer insight on what creates a great horror flick. Among the AMC FEARFEST hosts are on-screen legend Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein), actress Margot Kidder (Amityville Horror), award-winning writer/director, George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens and Aliens 3) and special effects producer, Shane Mahan (SFX Creature Effects Aliens).

AMC FEARFEST will also feature three AMC CELEBRATES events, honoring the milestone anniversaries of some of horror’s greatest movies :

· AMC Celebrates Alien 30th Anniversary – Airing Friday, October 23 at 8pm ET.

· AMC Celebrates Young Frankenstein 35th Anniversary – Airing Friday, October 30 at 8pm ET.

· AMC Celebrates The Amityville Horror 30th Anniversary – Airing Friday, October 30 at 10 :30pm ET.

In addition, AMC FEARFEST will include film classics by directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, Stephen King, James Cameron, John Carpenter, Joss Whedon, Peter Jackson and Brian De Palma, as well as a special Halloween Day Marathon featuring the world premiere of the digitally restored and re-mastered Night of the Living Dead, airing at 6pm ET.

As part of the network’s online promotions of AMC FEARFEST, amctv.com will feature extended video interviews with Romero, Mahan and Henriksen. Also, available will be countless horror-focused trivia quizzes about such classic movie franchises as Alien, Dracula, The Exorcist, Ghostbusters, and Halloween. In addition, online will feature horror-related tournaments, including battles between the ‘Brides of Horror,’ ‘Evil Children,’ ‘Sinister Satans,’ and much more. Finally, the website will also be adding two new fright flicks to its ever-growing online B-Movie catalogue: Werewolves on Wheels and Fiend without a Face.

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