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Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’ Explodes Onto Blu-ray and DVD!

Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’ Explodes Onto Blu-ray and DVD!

It was a feat that many said couldn’t be done. The mission? To gather an all-star cast consisting of the biggest names in action movie history and put the into one explosive flick that oozes testosterone! It was an action movie fans’ wet dream but questions still remained: Could it be done and who could pull it off? As it turns out, there was only one man was brave enough to take on this ultimate challenge. A man who wasn’t afraid to take it to the edge and beyond. That man is none other than the iconic Sylvester Stallone. One of the most influential action heroes of all time, Stallone teamed with writer David Callaham to lay the ground work for The Expendables. Once the ball was rolling, Stallone made calls to the biggest names in action cinema and the rest was history! Answering Stallone’s call to arms for the over-the-top action that the fans have been craving a were a mix the hottest action stars from today and yesteryear, such as Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke. To round out the cast, Sly even managed to wrangle two cameos from sliver screen superpowers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

The story begins simply enough, a group of mercenaries are hired for a mission that no one else is brave enough to tackle: Infiltrate a small South American country and overthrow it’s diabolical dictator. The story focuses mainly on Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), who are the real deal when it comes to a modern day action duos. Once the mission is underway, the mercs realize things aren’t exactly what they seem and all hell breaks loose — much to the delight of action junkies worldwide! Outgunned and outnumbered Ross and Christmas scramble back to The States to assemble their team, only to return to the island and dish out piping hot servings of street justice!

For me, The Expendables not only offers a nostalgic gaze back to the films that I discovered in the mom and pop video stores of my suburban youth. At it’s core, The Expendables is a triumphant return to the classic action cinema of the mid-to-late 80s that made icons out of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Having been raised on the work of many of the actors involved, it was a dream come true to see the finally united onscreen. Not only does the film fill an obvious void in action cinema, I found the film serves as an homage to the films of my father’s youth that featured iconic casts, such as The Wild Bunch, The Magnificent Seven and The Dirty Dozen. While it won’t win any awards for it’s plot, the movie has it where it counts when it comes to action and wastes no time getting down to the nitty gritty. The film is a knock-down, drag out, over the top 80s throwback action blast that represents some of the best qualities of the 80s action flicks on which star/director Sylvester Stallone cut his teeth. Guns, muscles, car chases, explosions, martial arts, beautiful women and a plethora of one lines, The Expendables has it all! Hopefully, we won’t have to wait another decade to see these superpowers re-team!

Rated: 4.5 out of 5

The Expendables explodes onto Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on November 23rd!

Visit the official site for the film at www.expendablesthemovie.com or join the fight on Facebook at www.facebook.com/expendablesmovie.

BLU-RAY DISC SPECIAL FEATURES:

DISC ONE

The Expendables: Ultimate Recon Mode” in-movie BonusView feature (Blu-ray Exclusive)

“Comic Con 2010 Panel”  (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Audio Commentary with Sylvester Stallone

“Inferno” feature-length “making of” documentary (Blu-ray Exclusive)

“From the Ashes” Post Production documentary (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Deleted Scene

Gag Reel

Marketing Archive including Trailers and TV spots

Metamenu Remote and BD Touch enabled

D-BOX Motion Control Enabled

DISC TWO

Standard Definition DVD Copy of the feature film

DISC THREE

Standard Definition Digital Copy of the feature film

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

Audio Commentary with Sylvester Stallone

“Before the Battle” featurette

Deleted Scene

Gag Reel

Marketing Archive including Trailers and TV spots

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‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ To Stake It’s Way Home On October 12th!

‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ To Stake It’s Way Home On October 12th!

More exciting news for fans of The Lost Boys franchise! Warner Home Video has announced DVD ($27.95) and Blu-ray ($35.99) releases of Lost Boys: The Thirst on October 12th, 2010.

Be sure to check out Icon Vs. Icon’s recent interview with Corey Feldman where he discusses his band, The Truth Movement and his role in The Lost Boys: The Thirst at this location >

Lost Boys: The Thirst stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

DVD release will include a featurette hosted by Charisma Carpenter titled ‘The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore’.

The Blu-ray release will also include these features:

  • “What is the Thirst?”
  • “How to Kill a Vampire with Edgar Frog”
  • “The Return of the Frog Brothers Hosted by Corey Feldman”
  • A digital copy of the film.

Official Synopsis: As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.

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Win a VIP Trip to Comic-Con 2010: Enter the Butterfinger Defense League Challenge NOW!

Win a VIP Trip to Comic-Con 2010: Enter the Butterfinger Defense League Challenge NOW!

How far would you go to defend your BUTTERFINGER®? Butterfinger and G4, the television network that covers the worlds of gaming, technology, animation, interactivity, and “geek culture,” announce a promotion to find the fourth member for the Butterfinger Defense League (BFDL). Two semi-finalists who best demonstrate an ability to ensure “Nobody’s Gonna Lay A Finger On My Butterfinger!” will win a VIP trip to Comic-Con International on July 21-25. The lucky semi-finalists will meet the current members of the Butterfinger Defense League, Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter, and G4’s “Attack of the Show!” hosts Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira, during G4’s live coverage of the event.

Viewers are encouraged to submit an audition video for the Butterfinger Defense League Challenge video contest at G4tv.com/ButterfingerDefenseLeague, spotlighting a unique ability that would make them a great defender and a perfect fit for the BFDL. Submissions will be evaluated based on creativity, technical merit, and best use of a Butterfinger to determine who would best complement the existing members. The two finalists will head to Comic-Con, where “Attack of the Show!”’s Olivia and Kevin along with the BFDL members will crown one finalist an honorary member of the Butterfinger Defense League and award them a $20,000 grand prize.

“After unveiling the Butterfinger Defense League, we’re now giving consumers an opportunity to really get to know our defenders through an exclusive G4 promotion,” said Nestlé Confections & Snacks spokesperson Tricia Bowles. “Two lucky Butterfinger fans, not only will unite with Erik, Lou and Charisma, but they’ll also appear with them at the world’s largest pop culture convention, Comic-Con International.”

Estrada, Ferrigno and Carpenter, known in the TV world as famous defenders, have joined forces to help consumers defend their bars from would-be thieves and to encourage the “Nobody’s Gonna Lay A Finger On My Butterfinger!” tagline-turned-mantra. The celebrities formed the Butterfinger Defense League after connecting through the Butterfinger Bar Insurance program, where consumers reported more than 20,000 stories of Butterfinger thefts and filed 100,000 claims online for replacement candy bars.

“G4 is excited to team up with Butterfinger for this special promotion that gives our viewers the chance to win a VIP trip to Comic-Con and the grand prize of $20,000,” said Neal Tiles, president of G4. “’Attack of the Show!’ hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn possess an irreverent brand of comedy that resonates with young guys. This promotion gives Butterfinger the opportunity to connect with this often hard to engage audience in a way that’s fun, clever and organic to the show.”

The Butterfinger Defense League Challenge video contest ends 11:59 p.m. PDT, 6/24/10, open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 18 or older, subject to full rules and entry requirements at G4tv.com/ButterfingerDefenseLeague.

Additionally, a retail promotion, “The Ultimate Comic-Con Experience courtesy of Butterfinger and G4,” will be promoted in 30,000 convenience and drug stores nationwide, driving consumers to ButterfingerDefenseLeague.com, where they can enter for a chance to win a trip and VIP experience at Comic-Con and other prizes. Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira will be featured on the Butterfinger store displays across the country, no purchase necessary. Game ends 11:59 p.m. EDT, 6/30/10.

More information may be found online at ButterfingerDefenseLeague.com. Audition videos may be submitted atG4tv.com/ButterfingerDefenseLeague.

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First Trailer For Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” Unleashed!

First Trailer For Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” Unleashed!

stalexpendSome exciting news for fans awaiting the arrival of what has become the most highly anticipated action film of all time.

The first trailer for Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables has been unleashed. Check it out below and weigh in with your thoughts!

“The Expendables” will officially hit theaters on August 20, 2010!

The cast for the film includes Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger (in a cameo as himself), and Eric Roberts.

The Expendables was written by Stallone, who is also set to direct the project. which focuses on a group of mercenaries heading to South America to overthrow a ruthless dictator.

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New Photo From ‘The Expendables’ Featuring Sylvester Stallone

New Photo From ‘The Expendables’ Featuring Sylvester Stallone

Empire Online has unveiled a new photo from Stallone’s forthcoming action-extravaganza, ‘The Expendables’. From the looks of things, it would seems that fans can count on a remarkable body count from some of actions greatest stars.

The cast for the film includes Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger (in a cameo as himself), and Eric Roberts.

The Expendables was written by Stallone, who is also set to direct the project. which focuses on a group of mercenaries heading to South America to overthrow a ruthless dictator.

‘The Expendables’ will explode into theaters on August 20, 2010.

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Source: Empire Online

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Sylvester Stallone Talks Couture-Nogueira, Debuts ‘Expendables’ Footage In Viral Video

Sylvester Stallone Talks Couture-Nogueira, Debuts ‘Expendables’ Footage In Viral Video

ufc102posterRandy Couture and Antonio Nogueira will soon battle it out at UFC 102, which is set to take place on August 29th, 2009. To help promote the fight, Sylvester Stallone put together a viral video in which he interviews the two fighters.

Randy Couture co-stars alongside Stallone in The Expendables. The clip gives fans a first look at from the highly anticipated film. Check out the video below.

The cast for the film includes Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger (in a cameo as himself), and Eric Roberts. The Expendables is currently shooting principal photography, with a release date set tentatively for 2010.

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Bruce Willis Joins The Cast of Sly Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’

Bruce Willis Joins The Cast of Sly Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’

bruce-willis_scruffyRumors have been swirling for weeks in regards to the possibility of legendary action star Bruce Willis joining the cast of Sylvester Stallone’s highly anticipated action flick, ‘The Expendables.’ Today fans can stop wondering! MTV has confirmed that Willis will indeed be shooting a cameo for the film!

Willis said that the he will soon join Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to shoot a very special scene for the flick. On the cameo, Willis said “I don’t know anything about [my character] yet, haven’t seen any pages yet, but I’m excited about it.”

Willis confirmed to us that the scene will involved himself, Arnold and Sly together on camera. “That’s the concept,” he said with a grin. “That’s the plan.”

The cast for the film includes Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger (in a cameo as himself), and Eric Roberts. The Expendables is currently shooting principal photography, with a release date set tentatively for 2010.

Source: MTV Movies Blog

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Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’ – New Photos From The Film!

Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’ – New Photos From The Film!

Several new photos from the set of Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables have surfaced on the official blog of the film, The photos include a few behind-the-scenes photos of one of the sets as well as a few production stills.

The cast for the film includes Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger (in a cameo as himself), and Eric Roberts. The Expendables is currently shooting principal photography, with a release date set tentatively for 2010.

Check out the set photos below and check out the the official blog of the film here >


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