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Check Out The Trailer For Robert Rodriguez’s ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez and Norman Reedus

Check Out The Trailer For Robert Rodriguez’s ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez and Norman Reedus

STXsurreal, the VR studio for Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment, have announced the launch of THE LIMIT, a first-of-its kind immersive cinema experience from visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, starring Michelle Rodriguez and featuring Norman Reedus. The most widely distributed paid VR film to-date, THE LIMIT is a lean-back experience captured in an all-new cinematic VR format, wider than 180 degrees, that bridges the gap between large-format movies and 360-degree video. With THE LIMIT, STXsurreal has created an entirely new storytelling category by making the viewer a character in a high-octane, 20-minute action movie. The VR studio also partnered with Academy Award-winning visual effects company DNEG to offer audiences unprecedented production value.

“The launch of THE LIMIT is a watershed moment in VR, and gives fans of premium scripted entertainment a compelling reason put their headsets back on,” said Andy Vick and Rick Rey, co-presidents of Virtual Reality & Immersive Entertainment at STXsurreal. “In keeping with STX’s talent-driven model, we enlisted Robert, Michelle and Norman, who collectively have millions of passionate fans across the globe, to break new ground and bring this category-busting cinematic VR film to life.”

In THE LIMIT, you, the viewer, play a rogue agent with a mysterious past who enlists the help of enhanced super-assassin M-13 (Michelle Rodriguez) to retrieve your identity and strike against the deadly organization that created you.

THE LIMIT represents the first in a series of live-action, immersive cinematic experiences from STXsurreal. The VR studio currently has several other projects in development, including a Jay and Silent Bob project from writer and director Kevin Smith, a crime-thriller from director Christian Gudegast, an untitled Dave Bautista action-comedy, and an underwater Sci-fi-thriller from Johannes Roberts.
 
Robert Rodriguez will participate in a fireside chat on the Oculus Venues live event platform on Friday, November 23 to discuss THE LIMIT and show clips from the groundbreaking VR film. Audiences can tune-in on Oculus Go and Gear VR.

To learn more and download THE LIMIT visit thelimitvr.com.

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First Trailer Released For Robert Rodriguez’s Visually Stunning ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Film

First Trailer Released For Robert Rodriguez’s Visually Stunning ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Film

20th Century Fox has debuted the official, action-packed trailer for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson! Check out the kickass first look at the film below!

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL will be in theaters everywhere on July 20, 2018 in 3D & IMAX!

Synopsis: Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

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“From Dusk Till Dawn” To Return To Theaters For It’s 20th Anniversary!

“From Dusk Till Dawn” To Return To Theaters For It’s 20th Anniversary!

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From Dusk Till Dawn, the genre-busting cult classic that launched an epic filmmaking partnership spanning two decades, will return to movie theaters to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Fans won’t want to miss this once-in-a-cinematic-lifetime event commencing with a brand-new, exclusive Q&A with director Robert Rodriguez and writer Quentin Tarantino.

This 20th anniversary celebration of From Dusk Till Dawn takes place in cinemas for two days only on Sunday, November 6, at 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 9, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. (all local times)

Presented by Fathom Events and Miramax, the 20th anniversary celebration of From Dusk Till Dawn is the only place fans can see a brand-new, exclusive Q&A with Rodriguez and Tarantino discussing the blockbuster hit. The conversation is moderated by renowned film critic and host of The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell.

Tickets for “From Dusk Till Dawn 20th Anniversary” are available online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants subject to change).

From Dusk Till Dawn thrilled moviegoers on its initial release in 1996, stunned audiences with Salma Hayek’s now iconic snake dance scene, and launched the film career of George Clooney. It’s since gained a rabid cult following and spawned two film sequels as well as “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” now in its third season on El Rey Network (www.elreynetwork.com), a 24-hour English language network founded by Robert Rodriguez.

From Dusk Till Dawn is unpredictable, creative and breathtakingly original, a movie that almost defies description,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “Fathom is excited to help bring this collaboration of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, two of the unique voices in modern American cinema, back to the big screen for four special showings to commemorate its 20th anniversary.”

It’s nonstop thrills when George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as the Gecko brothers – two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree. After kidnapping a father (Harvey Keitel) and his two kids (including Juliette Lewis), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar’s truly notorious clientele, they’re forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive. From Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, the creators of Grindhouse, From Dusk Till Dawn is explosive action entertainment.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Season 3 To Premiere Two Weeks Prior To Broadcast Debut

‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Season 3 To Premiere Two Weeks Prior To Broadcast Debut

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Entertainment One (eOne), MIRAMAX® and El Rey Network has announced that the complete premiere episode of season three of From Dusk Till DawnThe Series will be available for free Digital HD preview two weeks prior to its September 6 broadcast debut on El Rey Network.  For fans eagerly anticipating the action-packed, horror-filled new season and newbies interested in sampling the series based on the cult film directed by Robert Rodriguez, the episode “Head Games”  will be available at no charge from August 23 to September 6 on iTunes, GooglePlay, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Fandango Now and Vudu.

Season three of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series continues the Gecko brothers’ saga as they fight their way through the chilling world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico.  The 10 new episodes — two of which premiere back to back on September 6 at 9pm and 10pm ET — follow Seth and Richie into the vortex of a culebraunderworld on the verge of a violent explosion.  In the season three premiere, the Geckos have been demoted to “collectors”, while their organization has been infiltrated by a mysterious new enemy hell-bent on destroying them, the Lords, and all culebras.  On, September 7, the day following its two episode broadcast premiere, both episodes will be available to purchase via all leading Digital HD outlets.

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Season three features a returning ensemble cast including D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Emily Rios and Jake Busey. New cast joining the third season are: Ana de la Reguera (“Jane the Virgin”, “Narcos”) who will have a recurring role as Lord Venganza Verdugo, one of the seven remaining culebra Lords; Marko Zaror (“Machete Kills”) as Zolo, an Aztec warrior trained in Hell; Tom Savini (“Friday the 13th”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”) as Burt, a retired demon hunter who smokes more medical marijuana than he sells; Maurice Compte (“Breaking Bad”, “Narcos”) as Brasa, a mysterious Rasputin-like figure who takes on the Gecko brothers; and Nicky Whelan (“House of Lies”, “The Wedding Ringer”) whose character will be revealed during the season.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is produced by MIRAMAX in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, writer Diego Gutierrez, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and MIRAMAX’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.

MIRAMAX distributes From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series internationally in all territories.

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Season 2 of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Debuts August 25th On El Rey Network

Season 2 of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Debuts August 25th On El Rey Network

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Last year, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES premiered as El Rey Network/Miramax’s first scripted drama and drew critical acclaim for the reimagining of Rodriguez’s cult classic film From Dusk Till Dawn. On August 25th at (9:00PM EST), the sophomore season of this fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns with 10 new episodes that expand the universe of the story from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Rodriguez, who also directs the first episode. And on August 26, Entertainment One will begin to release each episode for purchase on all leading digital platforms.

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‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’

Season One of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona, Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and his violent, unpredictable brother Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

In Season Two, the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and dynamics. Our characters are all living in very separate worlds – Santánico Pandemonium (Eiza González, “True Love) and Richie are outside Houston, doing their best Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport, “Shameless,” Noah) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia, Quinceanera,”Sons of Anarchy”) is protecting his wife and young daughter in  the suburbs. Carolos Madrigal (Wilmer Valderrama, “That ’70s Show,” To Whom it May Concern) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo, Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

This season, the cast is joined by Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills), who appeared in the original movie as Razor Charlie and Esai Morales (“Criminal Minds,” “NYPD Blue”), currently a series regular on “The Brink.” Trejo plays The Regulator, a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand and Morales will appear in the role of Lord Amancio Malvado, a figure of terrifying cruelty and power who has a complicated and obsessive relationship with Santánico. They will also be joined by Briana Evigan(Step Up 2), who does a turn as Sonja, an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican mercado. Jake Busey also resumes his guest starring role as Professor Aiden “Sex Machine” Tanner and Demi Lovato makes a guest starring appearance

Aside from Rodriguez, directors who will be behind the camera this season include Edurado Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), Alejandro Bruges (Juan of the Dead), Joe Menendez (Ladrón que roba a ladrón) and Dwight Little (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers).


FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, and Sugarcane Entertainment.  Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto,  Diego Gutierrez and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.

About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.  Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites “the new mainstream” through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone.  El Rey’s action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” which returns for a second season in summer 2015, the one-on-one interview program, “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” and “Lucha Underground,” a freestyle wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC <http://www.elreynetwork.com/> is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

To find El Rey Network in your area please check out the channel finder at http://bit.ly/ElReyChannelfinder

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Demi Lovato To Guest Star On El Rey’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”

Demi Lovato To Guest Star On El Rey’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”

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‘From Dusk Til Dawn’ Season 2

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and actress, Demi Lovato has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” in a guest-starring role as announced today by El Rey Network and Miramax. The critically acclaimed supernatural crime saga is set to premiere on El Rey Network on Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm ET. 

Lovato broke the news through her social media channels earlier today by posting pictures on set in Austin, TX with both the series’ creator, director and El Rey Network chairman, Robert Rodriguez and fellow cast member Wilmer Valderrama. (https://instagram.com/p/3tTC_KuKrF/)(https://instagram.com/p/3tWzHwOKgZ/).
Lovato is represented by CAA’s Charlie Jennings and managed by Phil Mcintyre.

A Texas native, Demi Lovato is currently working on her fifth studio album. Her list of professional accomplishments includes a career defining year in 2013 with her album “Demi”, which included the hits “Heart Attack,” “Really Don’t Care” and “Neon Lights.” Following the album’s release, she appeared in the award-winning FOX series, “Glee.” In 2014, Lovato set off on two record-breaking arena tours including her Neon Lights tour which grossed 8.6 million over 21 dates and the Demi World Tour, which made stops in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Her book, STAYING STRONG: 365 DAYS A YEAR, became a New York Times best-seller and she continued to support charities close to her heart.

Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato

Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato

Lovato will join returning cast members D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, “Sons of Anarchy”); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (“That ‘70s Show,” To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (“Noah,” “Shameless”); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey (Motorcycle Gang, Contract). They are joined in the show’s sophomore season by Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) as “The Regulator;” Esai Morales (“Criminal Minds,” “NYPD Blue”) as “Lord Amancio Malvado;” Jeff Fahey (“Lost,” “Justified,” “Texas Rising”) as “Uncle Eddie Cruickshank” and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) as “Sonja Lam.”

Called “radically different” and “a fascinating ride” by The Associated Press, season one of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller and his family, and took them hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

In Season Two, the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Our characters are all living in very separate worlds – Santánico (Gonzalez) and Richie are outside Houston, doing their best Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs. Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Soo Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat”.

“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, writer Diego Gutierrez, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.

Miramax is distributing “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” internationally in all territories.

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ACID POP CULT PODCAST: EPISODE 102 – One For The Ladies

ACID POP CULT PODCAST: EPISODE 102 – One For The Ladies

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This week on Acid Pop Cult, a little something to make everyone moist. Jeremy tries to explain why he doesn’t dig Robert Rodriguez flicks. Jason tells us what he’s got going on over at Icon Vs. Icon and tells us about his trip to Monster Mania. Lee brings the funny, tells us about some vinyl he picked up and shines a light on a sweet flick that we should check out called ‘Space is the Place’ over on the YouTubes and ‘Roadie’ starring MEATLOAF! They also poke fun at Chris and his movie selections at times.

Join us won’t you? The latest episode of Acid Pop Cult is pipin’ hot and ready for you to enjoy! – Click to download!

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Jeremy – @almostgothim
Lee – @leearnoldMWF
Chris – @chrisjmichalek
Jason – @iconvsicon

 

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MACHETE KILLS: Teaser Trailer Makes It’s Explosive Debut!

MACHETE KILLS: Teaser Trailer Makes It’s Explosive Debut!

Machete is back for more and now you can see him kick some serious ass in the explosive first trailer for MACHETE KILLS.  If you don’t check it out on Yahoo! Movies now, Machete will find you:  Click here to check out the trailer! 
In MACHETE KILLS, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent MACHETE, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy. Make sure to keep your eyes locked on AMC Theaters tomorrow for another fiery look at the film!  Do it, or you’ll have to answer to Machete.
From director Robert Rodriguez the film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard and Danny Trejo as the legendary Machete.MACHETE KILLS will be in theaters everywhere September 13th.  

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MACHETE KILLS: Sofia Vergara’s Chest Is Killer In New Promo Poster!

MACHETE KILLS: Sofia Vergara’s Chest Is Killer In New Promo Poster!

Get a load of Sofia Vergara as the deadly Desdemona in the latest MACHETE KILLS poster featured on EW.com now, and be sure to check it out in the magazine on stands today and tomorrow: http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/03/07/sofia-vergara-machete-kills/

Prepare for the epic return of Danny Trejo as the ultimate badass in Robert Rodriguez’s highly anticipated MACHETE KILLS.  Recruited by the government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man, Machete must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

With an all-star cast including Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mel Gibson, and Danny Trejo as the legendary Machete, MACHETE KILLS will be in theaters everywhere September 13th.< Be sure to "Like" the official Facebook page for the latest updates about the film: http://www.facebook.com/MacheteKills.

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Lady Gaga To Play “La Chameleon” In Robert Rodriguez Flick “Machete Kills”

Lady Gaga To Play “La Chameleon” In Robert Rodriguez Flick “Machete Kills”

In the tradition of his already interesting casting choices, director Robert Rodriguez continues to amass names for his already eclectic cast for ‘Machete Kills’. In addition to all the returning stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba, the director recently announced that Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana are along for the ride.

The latest addition is one of the biggest stars in pop culture — Lady Gaga! mother Monster will be playing a character named La Chameleon. Check out her character poster below and weigh in with your thoughts!

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