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‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Debut Moved Up To November 13th On Netflix!

‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Debut Moved Up To November 13th On Netflix!

With fan anticipation reaching a fever pitch, DreamWorks Animation Television is excited to announce that She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will now debut November 13th exclusively on Netflix.

To celebrate the earlier release, DreamWorks has released a new trailer unveiling never-before-seen footage and a preview of the series theme song titled “Warriors.”

Inspired by the popular ‘80s animated series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the epic story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.

Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.

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UNSTOPPABLE: James Chen On His Career, Breakout Role On ‘Iron Fist’ And More!

UNSTOPPABLE: James Chen On His Career, Breakout Role On ‘Iron Fist’ And More!

James Chen – Photo by David Zheng

James Chen is, without question, one of the most exciting actors on the scene today. While he is already becoming a familiar face to audiences, it’s important to remember that his success didn’t come overnight. His journey as an actor began at the prestigious Yale School of Drama where, upon graduation, he led the School of Acting in commencement ceremonies and was awarded the Dexter Wood Luke Memorial Prize. He began acting professionally in Philadelphia theater after attending the University of Pennsylvania. After completing Yale, he resumed his professional career in New York City, where he quickly began working in Off Broadway theater, TV, film, commercials, and audiobooks. Armed with an undeniable charisma and incredible work ethic, he has quickly established himself as one of the most captivating and versatile actors in the business. Thankfully, Hollywood was quick to take notice and made him part of several of the most exciting projects in town!

James is currently bringing an exciting array of possibilities to the second season of the Netflix/Marvel series “Iron Fist.” For the uninitiated, the series follows Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who returns to New York City, after being presumed dead for 15 years, to reclaim his family company from Harold Meachum and his children. When a threat emerges, Rand must choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist. James plays Sam Chung, a volunteer for the Bayard Community Center where Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) also works. Chung is known in the comics as the vigilante superhero Blindspot. Up next, he can be found lending his considerable talents to the highly-anticipated CBS drama series, “FBI.” Created by Dick Wolf, the procedural drama follows the inner workings of the New York office of the FBI, bringing to bear all the bureau’s skills, intellect, and mind-blowing technology to keep New York and the country safe. The series is set to premiere on September 25th, 2018. Last, but certainly not least, James returns to his recurring role as Kal in the hit AMC series, “The Walking Dead,” which returns for its eighth season this October.

Even with his career gaining tremendous momentum, James has never lost sight of his roots. He continues to keep himself grounded, and is grateful for those who have helped to expand his world. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently had the opportunity to catch up with this star on the rise to discuss his unique career path, the challenges he has faced along the way, diversity in Hollywood, and what the future may hold for him!

How did you first gravitate toward the creative arts?

I didn’t grow up in the arts. Actually, I was a pretty nerdy kid growing up in the suburbs of New York. My parents are both professionals, a doctor and an engineer. If anything, art was almost discouraged. It was like, “We didn’t come to the other side of the planet just for you to become an artist!” [laughs] I was successfully nerdy, a good student and I loved film! I just loved watching movies and my dad would buy my friend and I tickets, and we would see three shows in a weekend. I didn’t really get a chance to pursue it until college. I always had this interest, fascination and curiosity, not even joking, just from watching Jay Leno or Conan O’Brien. It was a chance to see these actors that I loved watching on screen as characters talk about their process. Finally, when I got to college, I began to pursue it extracurricularly. I was only allowed to take a couple classes in non-majors, but I started auditioning for shows. That went super well and then I took classes at The Downtown theater and got an agent. Instead of studying for a midterm, I would be trying to map out a three-step, subway-to-bus-to taxi travel plan to get myself to an industrial or commercial that I had booked, or I would be skipping organic chemistry lab to write and direct a play. It got so much momentum that I got an Econ degree and then immediately got a job as a bus boy! [laughs] I told my dad that I was pursuing this acting thing and he was not happy. He said, “Your mother and I have been married for 30 years and this is the hardest time of our marriage.” I knew that I wanted to do this for the rest of my life, so I wanted to get the best training I could. With that said, Meryl Streep was and is one of my idols and heroes. I knew she went to Yale, so I did a lot of research on Yale drama, as well as some other schools, but Yale had always been my first choice. I prepped for that experience for a year. I got in and moved to New York after my three years up in New Haven and now here we are! [laughs] Honestly, the amazing thing is that graduating from Yale was just the beginning! So much has happened since then!

It’s inspiring to see someone with a dream pour their all into it and have it pay off. With that said, it’s a scary step to take. Did you have reservations about taking the plunge and pursuing acting as a career?

Sure, I think so. To be completely honest, I think I was honestly consumed by joy, excitement, passion and curiosity when it came to taking another class, working with another teacher, seeing or reading another play or meeting another actor whose work I liked. It was really strange, it had a mind of its own and took over. I kept listening to that voice! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve also done my share at restaurants but over time the work has been able to provide me some security. I guess it really proves how much I wanted to do it and was in love with it. To me, it didn’t feel like taking a plunge. It was more like taking a breath of fresh air or freedom. Prior to this, I was in a four-year chemistry master’s program and it was just not what I wanted to do with my life, so it felt like a blessing more than anything else!

James Chen – Photo by David Zheng

Which artists inspired you early on?

There are so many great actors! Growing up watching movies I was a big fan of Johnny Depp. As I became more familiar with his work, Daniel Day Lewis, had a tremendous impact on me. I feel like almost every actor has to cite Daniel Day Lewis, it’s almost a given, right? [laughs] Strangely enough, Gregory Peck was also an influence. My mom loves black and white movies and would always be watching Turner Classic Movies, so I got to watch some of that with her. I feel like both Gregory Peck and Olivia de Havilland’s work was incredible and really ahead of its time as far as screen work. In an age where actors were just getting accustomed to acting on film, she had incredibly dropped in and nuanced experiences that were captured on film. That was riveting to me!

What about mentors? I imagine you encountered incredible people along the way.

Yeah! I feel like I’ve been really blessed to have worked with some great actors and teachers over the years. The head of my acting program at Yale was a man named Ron Van Lieu. He is legendary as an actor and acting teacher. He ran the program at NYU for 30 years and I was in his second class at Yale. A lot of my professors at Yale have had profound influences on me. My voice, speech and occasional acting teacher, Beth McGuire, was a big deal. You might recognize her and Faye Simpson, if you check out Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar acceptance speech where she mentions them. They taught Lupita as well and did a fantastic job. Like I said, I was very lucky to come out of college with very little acting experience but knowing I wanted to study with someone to train for grad school auditions. I was referred to a man named Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, who is a superb actor, acting teacher and human being. I really credit my getting into Yale to him and I tell him that every time I see him! [laughs]

What were the biggest challenges you faced as a young actor?

Good question! I’ve definitely spent my fair share of hours in a restaurant but that’s par for the course — a survival job thing. I feel that I have been fortunate because I was able to segue into doing audiobooks relatively quickly. It required very long hours, a lot of prep work and a lot of stamina but it’s rewarding because you are acting. You definitely have to clock in and out in that kind of way. To be completely honest, I feel the thing that has been the largest obstacle for me has been being an Asian male actor coming out of Yale drama in almost 2010. I say that because the industry hadn’t shifted to where it is right now. There wasn’t as much opportunity back then as there is right now. It was a combination of keeping your dreams alive, despite the reality of what you were seeing every day, not only on TV but in the auditions that were coming through your email because maybe those were the best things being written for someone. Going to Yale, learning how to transform and do all of these different kinds of roles, only ever asked to perhaps do one line as a convenience store owner or something like that, was challenging. I think that is different than working your way up. Working your way up the ladder of the business can definitely be grueling but I tried, as much as possible, to look at it as an exciting adventure and a game. It comes down to the mental aspect of keeping your spirits up through 10 years of ups and downs.

A quick glance at your resume shows your career is quickly gaining steam with amazing projects. What was your breakout moment as an actor?

That’s another interesting question. I had the opportunity to work with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. That was awesome and shocking just to be able to meet them. Right around the same time, I booked a recurring role on my favorite show growing up, which was “Law & Order SVU.” On a personal level, that was exciting because it was a recurring guest role which had more presence than the stuff I had previously played. For that to happen was kind of an awakening for me. It was like, “Wow! I did that! That was exciting. I actually feel like I’m living the dream now.” That was definitely a big moment. At the same time, I feel like every job I book is that moment from an energetic gratitude point of view. I did a film a few years ago that was incredibly rewarding called “Front Cover.” I played a character from China who comes to America to promote a film that he’s in. I felt like I finally had an opportunity to use all of those skills I had learned at school. It was extremely rewarding. I feel that it’s experiences like that are why I became an actor! I feel like every job has some element of that in it. As a kid, I loved watching action movies. Now, to be a part of “Iron Fist” and the Marvel Universe is amazing. It’s fresh, new and groundbreaking for me and my career.

James Chen – Photo by David Zheng

How did you get involved with “Iron Fist” and get the role of Samuel Chung?

It came to be as an audition. I had auditioned for a role on that show a few weeks or a month before and on this particular day, I didn’t get a chance to go into the room for the audition. It was really late at night and I was helping my friend work on her material. Last minute, I said, “Oh wait. Could you help me put this thing on tape?” We just put it up and I felt I really clicked with the role. I think I just got booked off of tape which was awesome.

This role has amazing potential for you as an actor and for the buildout of the “Iron Fist” universe. What has the role meant to you?

The role has meant a lot. It’s an honor really to be able to work with all of these wonderful actors like Finn [Jones], Jessica, our showrunner Raven [Metzner] and my other Asian New York theater actor friends like Christine Toy Johnson, James Liao, Marcus Ho or David Shih, who are all in this season as well. That has been deeply uplifting to see us all working on it together and representing Chinese people in this world. On another level it’s really exciting, and I have to give it up to Raven, because Sam Chung, who is obviously Blindspot in the comics, is a relatively new character. However, I think there is a reason for that. I don’t think you could have written the role earlier than that. He is so timely! He’s an illegal Chinese immigrant who taught himself how to design a super suit from reading books on his own. I feel like the ideas of illegal immigration, Asian-American leading men and superheroes are such current things right now and something we need to see. Believe me, I’m completely ready for this! I have been doing MMA for almost a year now and I’m keeping it up! I’m out there and I’m ready for anything should the Marvel forces at play decide there will be a Season 3 and go that way! I’m really excited that we are having this conversation. I’ve been reading a lot of articles online and getting some messages — people are just dying to know if Blindspot is coming out! I think one of the healthiest ways for us to go about that is to have and magnify the conversation, in addition to letting them know what you’re thinking.

While Blindspot is a newer character in the Marvel Universe, I imagine it’s still fun to dig into. Did you find parallels between your two worlds?

It is! As you can see from this season, we don’t go terribly deep into Samuel Chung’s backstory. What I knew at the time was that he was working a Chinatown community center. I’m fortunate enough that I live in New York City where I can literally walk to Chinatown. While I didn’t quite find a community center, there was certainly a lot of community parks. While this wasn’t particularly for the show, I’ve volunteered to teach for after-school SAT enrichment classes where I teach high school kids in Chinatown. In the spirit of that, I’ve had this connection to the New York Chinese community in a volunteer capacity. This is coming from the standpoint of wanting our youth to have a fair shot and taking care of our people and making sure they have what they need to succeed. In that sense, I feel there has been a lot of overlap with Sam, in a great way!

Tell us a little about your process for bringing a new character to life.

I believe it all comes from the text. I guess you could say, “Well, that is a classical theater training background … ” I just think it’s true and the best place to start because that’s what you’re given. It all starts with the text and the clues that you can infer from that. Another big shift for me, in terms of breathing life into a character like Sam, is the wardrobe fitting and the haircut. It powerfully sets the look and feel from the inside. There is a saying in acting — “Acting from the inside out or acting from the outside in.” This is a huge blanket statement, but they used to say that back in the day, that British actors act from the outside in and Americans act from the inside out. I think that any good actor does both. The awesome thing about putting on a costume is that these are the clothes that are in your character’s closet. When you look at yourself in the mirror you are seeing the birth of the character in your reflection. These clothes have been selected through a conversation between yourself and wardrobe and that incites a feeling inside of you of what it feels like to be that person. You start to build a mental and visual image of this person. I guess that is a long way of saying that it’s a truly collaborative effort. You have conversations with hair and wardrobe to help you impose the look. When those come together, it solidifies another milestone for where you are in realizing the character. Anything that isn’t on the page, I feel like actors have creative license to daydream and invent backstory. It’s not like we are changing lines but adding depth. That is where the process begins for me.

James Chen – Photo by David Zheng

You also have a recurring role on “The Walking Dead,” From what I heard, they create an immersive world on set. How does this series compare to others you’ve been a part of?

You hit the nail right on the head! When you walk on to the set of “The Walking Dead,” it’s like you are on a major motion picture film set. I can’t even begin to tell you the level of detail involved. The first time I got to The Hilltop, it was astounding! They made that from scratch and I think it cost them like $2 million or something like that over the course of eight months. It started a weedy hill, but they found this telephone company and they drove these 30-foot-tall telephone poles 10 feet into the ground. There had to be hundreds and hundreds of them to create that fort around The Hilltop. They made everything inside of there and it’s real too! Like the blacksmith forge — it’s real and it works! There are real tomatoes growing out of the gardens. Sometimes, depending on the day, they will have live horses or cattle in the barns eating hay! It’s incredibly immersive and real. There is so much attention to detail, coupled with hundreds of people on the crew. That’s astounding! In a way, it’s super easy because you are drawing so much inspiration just from what you’re looking at and what the set design has done for you and the carpentry has made. I think the other thing that sets “The Walking Dead” apart is that they hire these incredible actors like Lauren Cohen and Zander Berkeley, who’ve I’ve been able to do some great scenes with. I’ve also been very fortunate to work with some great directors like Michael Slovis, who has also done great stints on “Game of Thrones.” It’s been great to work with the top talent and it makes things feel effortless because people are so on top of their game. It’s the same situation with the Marvel Universe because everyone knows their stuff and are also at the top of their craft! On “Iron Fist,” I got to work on a lot of my scenes with Jessica Henwick. She is awesome to work with and loves to improv and find stuff in the moment that may not be in the script. She was pushing me to go off and do what I want to do. It was great to have that sort of permission, so to speak. With projects like these, you would think there would be more pressure or expectation, and I’m sure that’s there somewhere, but I think it comes done to the excitement making it more fun. When things are so well-realized, it almost becomes easier to do. There is so much to take in as an actor and behind-the-scenes as well. It’s incredible to see how much of a collaboration it is. What’s the expression? “It takes a village … ” [laughs] It certainly does!

James Chen – Photo by David Zheng

You will soon be headed to CBS’s new series, “FBI,” from the mind of the legendary Dick Wolf.

Yeah! I was brought in for an audition by Jonathan Strauss, who’s the casting director for “FBI” and some other Dick Wolf titles like the “Chicago” series and “Law & Order” series. I did the audition, eventually was pinned and got an offer. I play a character named Ian Lentz, who works for the FBI in the C.A.R.T. (Computer Analysis Response Team). In this series, a lot of the emergencies are extremely time-sensitive and have to be solved in extremely urgent conditions. The stakes and pressure are both very high, so I have to glean as much information as I can from what’s available and pass it along to our point people, Courtney Gonzalez and Missy Peregrym. They are both fantastic actors, along with Ebony Noelle. What I love about it is that we are working as a team to piece it all together. I feel like getting this part was an extension of my relationship with those creatives. I’ve worked with Jonathan Strauss and Dick Wolf before on “SUV.” It’s like what I was telling you before, booking the job of “Adrian Sung” on “SUV” was a big milestone for me at that stage in my career. It was the biggest thing I had booked up until that date and it was also my favorite show. Dick is an amazing guy, and everyone involved is like a family. I’ve used this expression before but it’s like you’re working with the same family but you’re in a different house. There is a level of comfort that comes in through knowing what to expect as far as the feel and quality of people you are working with. Of course, you’re always bringing your A-game, as well.

As you move forward in your career, your resume continues to grow more eclectic. What are you looking for in the roles you take on?

That’s a great question. Well, I am really into character development having cited Meryl Streep, Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchett, who I’m also a massive fan of. I love being able to explore through character and playing people who have unusual or interesting professions. I also love when they have an interesting conflict within them or that they face and wrestle with internally. I guess you could say that is general for most actors, but I truly like to explore stuff that is different. I think that is why a lot of actors became actors; to be able to touch upon the entire breadth of the human experience. That is what I love about theater and acting class. You get the convenience of being able to play all of those different kinds of characters and explore them, even with action. Something like Blindspot is a great example. Yeah, it’s action. Yeah, it’s Marvel but he’s not just another action vigilante. He has an amazing backstory with so much depth. Personally, it’s a role I feel I could bring so much life and personal experience to. Honestly, it’s also an exciting prospect to have the potential to show something helpful and useful to society. With “Front Cover,” I felt what we were doing was shedding light on Asian men not only as sexy leading men but also telling the stories of people who audiences don’t normally get to see. The story centers around a very successful, famous, masculine man but he is also struggling with being in the closet. His counterpart in the show is also a very confident Asian man, who is having trouble and struggling with his Chinese identity as an American. Things like that are obviously pretty close to home for me and things that I find myself exploring when I write. It just mirrors my experience of being an American guy who happens to be Chinese. Those are some of the things I find interesting these days.

Is writing an aspect of your career you may explore more as you move forward?

Yeah, definitely! I’ve taken some writing classes here and there. I’m trying to get more into a rhythm of writing because it is such a discipline. I have nothing but respect for veteran professional writers. I think actors might take for granted that we get the pages, and everything is already fully formed. We don’t see the countless hours that goes into it, where the writers are by themselves hashing out how to lineup all the moving parts between characters in a script. I would absolutely love to create my own stuff. I’m a huge fan of Donald Glover and Issa Rae. I love that they are multi-hyphenated actor/writer/producers who are creating content that is not only for themselves but what, I think, America needs to see. Their work is telling stories that are not being told and that people haven’t seen yet. Just by virtue of that, it makes it incredibly original. Obviously, both of them are super unique, creative and outstanding in their own right. I would like to make something very personal and meaningful to the Asian-American community.

James Chen – Photo by David Zheng

It goes without saying diversity has been a hot topic in Hollywood for the past several years. You are on the front lines. I feel like we are starting to see true change. Would you agree?

Yeah, absolutely! My buddies and I were just talking about it. I don’t know if it’s an actual thing, but we just saw Asian August. We had “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Searching” and Lana Condor got “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Awkwafina is getting her show greenlit, Ken Jeong is working with Jon M. Chu on his next project and the sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians” is already greenlit. It is time! It’s coming! There is also an amazing show by a Hapa Hawaiian writer who is going to write the Hapa Hawaiian female character story. There are so many exciting and fresh stories in the development pipeline and people are hungry for it! As an actor, I’m seeing the most quality and quantity of auditions for an Asian guy that I’ve ever seen during my time auditioning in the biz.

Looking back on your career so far, I’m sure you see a lot of growth. How have you most evolved as an actor?

That’s a big question! One thing that stands out to me is taking things in stride a little more. It remains the hardest thing to do, I think. Once you know that you’ve settled in for the long game, every individual match, so to speak, doesn’t have to make it or break it for you. It’s knowing how to be wise with your energy and thoughts. It’s also important to know how to recover and self-care. Honestly, maintaining a positive and hopeful attitude through all the ups and downs is very important. I could go into detail about learning new things about acting but I think those have been the most important things, especially for the long run. I guess you could say I have a hyper-focused obsessive personality! [laughs] It’s a double-edged sword. It’s so important and essential to drive down on what you are working on or if you are on-set in the moment. Conversely, it’s so healthy to live a well-rounded life and to have new experiences, do things you haven’t done before, travel and explore. I think that is a gift I’m slowly giving myself more often. It’s a lesson that I happened to learn in my own time. Acting is awesome! I love it and I feel so lucky to have a chance to do this, but I feel like I have also learned that as much as I love it and as much as I’ve always dreamed of having this life, it’s also just a part of life. It is a job that I love but it can’t be everything!

That is a great way of looking at things! I’m excited to see where your journey takes you both in front of and behind the camera! Thanks for your time today, James! I wish you continued success!

Thank you, Jason! I really loved it, truly! I look forward to our next one!

Catch James Chen in Season 2 of Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ streaming now on Netflix and on CBS’s ‘FBI’ when it premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 9/8c. Visit James’ official site at www.jameschen.com and connect with him on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Teaser Trailer Revealed For DreamWorks’ “She-Ra and The Princesses of Power” Series

Teaser Trailer Revealed For DreamWorks’ “She-Ra and The Princesses of Power” Series

The savior of Etheria is here as DreamWorks She-Ra and The Princesses of Power brings to life a story of magic, friendship, loyalty, and an epic battle for peace. Inspired by the popular ‘80s series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess, She-Ra. Set in a world where women are unabashedly at the forefront, the series brings forth indomitable female characters each with their unique abilities and flaws to empower and entertain audiences everywhere.

Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) present a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon by giving a generation of young fans a warrior princess that is tailor-made for today. The series will debut Friday, 11/16/18 exclusively on Netflix!

Created by an amazing production team, this Netflix original series features a talented voice cast, starring Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (Black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Queen Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Hamilton: An American Musical) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.

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‘Westworld Season 2: The Door’ Is Coming To 4K Ultra HD On December 4th!

‘Westworld Season 2: The Door’ Is Coming To 4K Ultra HD On December 4th!

The gravity of a limitless world continues to pull fans in for the second season of HBO’s sci-fi hit series Westworld, nominated for 21 Emmy® Awards across a range of categories including Outstanding Drama Series. Today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is announcing Westworld Season 2: The Door is coming to 4K Ultra HD ($64.99), Blu-ray ($54.97 SRP) and DVD ($49.99) featuring all 10 riveting episodes plus exclusive immersive bonus features on December 4, 2018. Both the Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD and standard Blu-ray release will feature a Digital Copy of the series.

Westworld Season 2: The Door will also be available to own on digital July 23, 2018. Consumers can enjoy all 10 episodes in high definition and standard definition (retail $38.99/$28.99) along with never-before-seen bonus content.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton, Westworld is produced by Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The award-winning HBO series is executive produced by Nolan, Joy, J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson.

Westworld: Season Two features a star-studded cast led by Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind), Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), and Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton (Crash) along with Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire), James Marsden (X-Men Days of Future Past), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Indgrid Bolsø Berdal (Chernobyl Diaries), Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Hemsworth (The Reckoning), Katja Herbers (Manhattan), Louis Herthum (Longmire), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Talulah Riley (Inception), Rodrigo Santoro (300, The 33), Angela Sarafyan (American Horror Story), Gustaf Skarsgärd (Vikings) and Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope).

In Season Two, viewers are welcomed back to Westworld, where the puppet show is over and the newly liberated “hosts” are coming for humankind. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) takes charge, Maeve (Thandie Newton) is on a mission and the Man in Black (Ed Harris) is back. Chaos takes control in this dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness, the birth of a new form of life and the evolution of sin.

The second season of Westworld has earned 21 Emmy® Nominations* including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Thandie Newton) and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Jimmi Simpson).

“We are thrilled to release the second season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Westworld on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital” said Rosemary Markson, Senior Vice President, Television Marketing, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “With a riveting plot showcasing the evolution of artificial intelligence, the immersive capabilities of these viewing experiences is a perfect complement, and the plethora of all-new, behind-the-scene extras adds to the replay and collectability of this extraordinary show.”

The Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD discs of Westworld Season 2: The Door will feature Dolby Visionä HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.

Also, the 4K Ultra HD discs and Blu-ray discs of Westworld Season 2: The Door will feature Dolby Atmos® soundtracks remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

*Additional 2018 Emmy Nominations for the second season of Westworld include Outstanding Production Design, Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Outstanding Music Supervision, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Sound Mixing, Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Stunt Coordination.

DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES**

  • Bring Yourself Back Online (New)
    • Reflections on Season Two – Dolores, Teddy and Bernard
    • Of Love and Shogun – Maeve, Hector and Lee
    • Journeys and Technology – Stubbs, Logan and Clementine
  • The Buzz: On the Red Carpet
  • Return To Westworld
  • Creating Westworld’s Reality
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: An Evocative Location
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Fort Forlorn Hope
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: The Delos Experiment
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Shogun World
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Inside the Cradle
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Chaos In The Mesa
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Ghost Nation
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Deconstructing Maeve
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: The Valley Beyond
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: The Drone Hosts

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES**

Includes all digital special features plus:

  • Paved with the Best Intentions: The Evolution of the DELOS Corp. (New)
  • Violent Delights Have Violent Ends (New)

**Special Features are subject to change

 

10 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Journey Into Night
  2. Reunion
  3. Virtu e Fortuna
  4. The Riddle of the Sphinx
  5. Akane No Mai
  6. Phase Space
  7. Les Écorchés
  8. Kiksuya
  9. Vanishing Point
  10. The Passenger

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‘Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On August 21st!

‘Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On August 21st!

The latest season of Gotham, the hit FOX drama, shows the first signs of the emergence of Gotham City’s iconic Super Hero along with other DC characters that fans have come to know today. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is set to release Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season on August 21, 2018 featuring every episode that drew an average of 4.4 million Total Viewers weekly along with brand-new extras exploring the DC characters that fans have come to know, love and love to loathe. The set will be available on Blu-rayTM (including Digital Copy) and DVD for $44.98 / $49.99 SRP.

Horror fills the streets as season four of Gotham witnesses the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known while Bruce Wayne begins the path to vigilantism, showing signs of the caped crusader to come. Gotham City Police Department Captain Jim Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains from Penguin to The Riddler and numerous others in between. Detective Gordon also finds himself fighting personal demons like never before.

Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Morena Baccarin (Homeland, V), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), Chris Chalk (Rent), and Drew Powell (The Mentalist). Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Alexander Siddig (Game of Thrones) join the cast this season as Sofia Falcone and Ra’s al Ghul respectively. Developed by Bruno Heller, the series is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens.  Based on the DC characters, Gotham is produced by Warner Bros. Television and returns for a fifth and final season.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to release the next chapter of FOX’s hit drama series Gotham,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing.“Veteran fans and newcomers alike will be drawn to the villainous allure of Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and Digital Copy of all 22 episodes from season four.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017
  • Solomon Grundy: Born on a Monday
  • The Sirens Take Gotham
  • Deleted Scenes

22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES:

  1. Pax Penguina
  2. The Fear Reaper
  3. They Who Hide Behind Masks
  4. The Demon’s Head
  5. The Blade’s Path
  6. Hog Day Afternoon
  7. A Day in the Narrows
  8. Stop Hitting Yourself
  9. Let Them Eat Pie
  10. Things That Go Boom
  11. Queen Takes Knight
  12. Pieces of a Broken Mirror
  13. A Beautiful Darkness
  14. Reunion
  15. The Sinking Ship The Grand Applause
  16. One of My Three Soups
  17. Mandatory Brunch Meeting
  18. That’s Entertainment
  19. To Our Deaths and Beyond
  20. That Old Corpse
  21. One Bad Day
  22. No Man’s Land

DIGITAL

The fourth season of Gotham is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

BASICS

Street Date: August 21 2018

Order Date: July 17, 2018

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 1,320 minutes / Enhanced Content: 83 minutes

DVD: Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

BD

Price: $49.99 SRP

4 BDs

DVD Audio: English (5.1)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French

DVD

Price: $44.98 SRP

5 DVD-9s

DVD Audio: English (5.1)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DCComics. (s18)

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‘Lucifer: The Complete Third Season’ To Arrive On Blu-ray On August 28th!

‘Lucifer: The Complete Third Season’ To Arrive On Blu-ray On August 28th!

The eternal wait is over as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Lucifer: The Complete Third Season on DVD on August 28, 2018. A Top 10 program on FOX, Lucifer delivered over 5.2 million Total Viewers weekly.* Put on your devilish grin as you indulge on all 26 hell-raising episodes from the third season, and fulfill your deepest desires with extra features including the 2017 Comic-Con Panel and a new featurette. Lucifer: The Complete Third Season will be available at all major retailers and is priced to own at $39.99 SRP. Lucifer: The Complete Third Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

*Source: Nielsen National TV View, 2017-18 broadcast season to date (09/18/2017 – 03/18/2018), Live + 7 Day ratings; excluding movies, sports, repeats, specials, less than 3 telecasts.

Lucifer: The Complete Third Season will be available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-ray release includes all bonus features on the DVD, and is also arriving August 28, 2018. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are easily found at wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

Entering its third season, the story of the original fallen angel continues.  As Season Two came to a close, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) took care of a little problem called Mom, aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). But now he’s facing an even greater challenge – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.  In addition, Tom Welling (Smallville) joins the cast as Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected. But perhaps even more annoying are all the things they have in common. Both men are charming, charismatic and handsome as hell. So, when Pierce starts developing a connection with Chloe (Lauren German), Lucifer’s devilish traits are inflamed.

“From powerhouse producers Jerry Bruckheimer Television, we are excited to heat up your home entertainment centers with the next installment of the critically acclaimed series,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “Catch up on all 26 episodes from Season 3 with hours of frighteningly fun entertainment and frivolous adventures.”

The series stars Tom Ellis (Rush, EastEnders), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), Kevin Alejandro (Southland, True Blood), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), DB Woodside (Suits, 24), Lesley-Ann Brandt (The Librarians), Aimee Garcia (The George Lopez Show, Dexter), and Scarlett Estevez (Daddy’s Home), with Tom Welling (Smallville) and Rachael Harris (The Hangover, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid). Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Developed by Tom Kapinos (Californication),, the series is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSIfranchise, Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (The Amazing Race, CSIfranchise), Joe Henderson (White Collar, Almost Human), Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami, Californication), Kristianne Reed (CSI: Cyber) and Sheri Elwood (Call Me Fitz).

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Lucifer: 2017 Comic-Con Panel
  • Lucifer Returns! Bringing the Hit Show to L.A.
  • Off Script with Tom & Tom – Actors Tom Ellis (“Lucifer”) and Tom Welling (“Lieutenant Marcus Pierce”) interview one another on their roles and life on the set of Lucifer.

26 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. They’re Back, Aren’t They?
  2. The One With the Baby Carrot
  3. Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith
  4. What Would Lucifer Do?
  5. Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards
  6. Vegas with Some Radish
  7. Off the Record
  8. Chloe Does Lucifer
  9. The Sinnerman
  10. The Sin Bin
  11. City of Angels?
  12. All About Her
  13. ’Til Death Do Us Part
  14. My Brother’s Keeper
  15. High School Poppycock
  16. Infernal Guinea Pig
  17. Let Pinhead Sing!
  18. The Last Heartbreak
  19. Orange Is the New Maze
  20. The Angel of San Bernardino
  21. Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better
  22. All Hands on Decker
  23. Quintessential Deckerstar
  24. A Devil of My Word
  25. Boo Normal
  26. Once Upon a Time

DIGITAL

The third season of Lucifer is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others.

DVD BASICS

Street Date: August 28, 2018

Order Due Date: July 24, 2018

Price: $39.99 SRP

Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 1,560 min

Enhanced Content: Approx. 60 min

5 DVD-9s

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – ESDH and French

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

 

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 LUCIFER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

 

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MTV “Movie & TV Awards” Performers & Presenters Announced!

MTV “Movie & TV Awards” Performers & Presenters Announced!

Platinum producer Mustard and Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist, Nick Jonas will perform the new single “Anywhere” for the first time in its entirety at the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards.” The world premiere of the video debuted yesterday on MTV.  Additionally, Chloe x Halle are set to take the stage for a medley of “The Kids Are Alright” and “Warrior” from their debut album.

The network also announced “Black Panther’s” Michael B. Jordan; Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell, from the new comedy “Like Father;” Mila Kunis of “The Spy Who Dumped Me;” Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez in the upcoming animated film “Smallfoot” and artist and actor, Common are confirmed to present.  Additional names will be announced at a later date.

As previously announced, Chris Pratt will receive this year’s “Generation Award” and Lena Waithe will be honored with the “Trailblazer Award.”  Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, this year’s show will air on Monday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.

Mustard (Dijon McFarlane) is a multi-platinum producer and DJ  from South Central LA whose 2010 rise is attributed to a simple, hypnotic sound. Known for hits including Tyga’s “Rack City,” 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different,” and Young Jeezy’s “R.I.P,” he was also behind a quartet of singles that hit the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, including YG’s “My N*gga,” Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid,” Kid Ink’s “Show Me,” and Trey Songz’s “Na Na.”  His debut album, 10 Summers (Roc Nation) arrived in 2014 and his follow up album, which featured appearances by YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Quavo, John Legend and many more, dropped in 2016.  In 2016 he also produced Rihanna’s longest-charting and five-time platinum hit, “Needed Me.” A year later he returned with The Ghetto, which included the single “Is It Mine,” featuring RJMrLA.  He can be found performing everywhere from Coachella to EDC.

Nick Jonas, the multi-platinum, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, actor, and award winning songwriter, released his self-titled debut album in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the triple-platinum and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous.”  A recipient of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas released his sophomore solo album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ in June 2016. Jonas also co-wrote an original song titled “Home” for the movie “Ferdinand,” released by FOX Animation. The song was nominated for 2018 Golden Globe in the category of “Best Original Song.” Jonas can currently be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” He recently completed production on Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller, “Chaos Walking,” starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland which is scheduled for release in March 2019.

The buzz about the sisters Chloe x Halle began building back in 2013 by way of their YouTube Channel where they posted their now-infamous covers of popular songs. Their rendition of Beyoncé’s ballad “Pretty Hurts” garnered over 15 million views and ultimately led to a recording deal with Beyoncé’s, Parkwood Entertainment. Since then, Chloe x Halle served as the opening act for “The Formation World Tour” and appeared in the now-legendary visual masterpiece for Lemonade. In 2016, they also lent their voices to the song, “This is for My Girls” (alongside Kelly Rowland, Zendaya and Janelle Monáe, among them) in support of Let Girls Learn, an education-focused initiative launched by former President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama.  Their on-screen credits include their roles as Jazz and Sky on Freeform’s hit comedy

“Grown-ish” for which they also co-wrote the series theme song, “Grown.”

Joel Gallen/Tenth Planet Productions will serve as Executive Producer with MTV’s Amy Doyle, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf for the “2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.” Rick Austin will also serve as Executive Producer. Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Amani Duncan and Lisa Lauricella are Executives in Charge of Music.

Official sponsors of the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” include Doritos®, MTN DEW®, SIMPLE Mobile®, Taco Bell®, Toyota and truth®.

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Callan McAuliffe Promoted to Series Regular on ‘The Walking Dead’

Callan McAuliffe Promoted to Series Regular on ‘The Walking Dead’

Callan McAuliffe is making waves as a young Australian actor, currently enjoying an international career trajectory in the USA, UK and Australia. At just 23-years-old, Callan is known for his chameleon-like acting abilities and linguistic skills. Callan’s most prominent featured roles include the lead role of “Bryce” in Rob Reiner’s Flipped, “Sam” in Spielberg and Michael Bay’s I Am Number Four and “Young Gatsby” in The Great Gatsby with Baz Lurhman.

In 2017, Callan was cast as the new recruit on the global phenomenon The Walking Dead as “Alden”. In May 2018, the dynamic young actor has been promoted to a series regular on the show which recently began filming its ninth season. In addition to filming The Walking Dead, Callan McAuliffe wrapped the coming of age film, Summer Night, with Producer James Ponsoldt (Spectacular Now and The Circle). The film will be due for release later this year.

Callan McAuliffe as Alden and Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead.’

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) To Hit Stores This August Via Shout! Factory!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) To Hit Stores This August Via Shout! Factory!

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to announce a stunning Power Rangers collection, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25thAnniversary Edition Steelbook). Spanning the first 3 seasons of the Power Rangers television series and spotlighting Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie for the first time on Blu-ray, this home entertainment collection features over 60 hours of action-packed entertainment across 19 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray, including hours of bonus content with brand-new interviews specific to the movie.

A must-have for the most dedicated Power Ranger fans, return to where the series began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures on August 7, 2018, when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes the 20-disc stunning steelbook edition of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series.

Fans who buy from shoutfactory.com will also receive an exclusive, limited-edition 18”x24” lithograph, featuring art by Paul Shipper.

In 1993 two unsuspecting astronauts unleashed the greatest evil Earth had ever known — the heinous witch Rita Repulsa. In the 25 years since, with each new villain more sinister than the last, the citizens of Earth have relied on the Power Rangers to protect them. As a superhero team comprising “teenagers with attitude,” the Power Rangers must use their individual strengths combined with the virtue of teamwork to vanquish their foes, keeping Earth safe for another day.

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 25 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 25 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.

MMPR: The Movie Synopsis
Power up with six incredible teens who out-maneuver and defeat evil everywhere as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! But this time, the Power Rangers may have met their match when they face off with the most sinister monster the galaxy has even seen –Ivan Ooze. Unleashed upon the good citizens of Angel Grove after six thousand years of imprisonment, Ivan Ooze strips the Power Rangers and their leader, Zordon, of their powers. Now the Power Rangers must journey to a distant planet to learn the secrets of the ancient Ninjetti. Only then will they become empowered with a force strong enough to restore their Morphin ability and defeat the evil Ivan Ooze. Join the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their new Ninja Megazord as they fight to save Angel Grove, and the world, from the forces of evil!

MMPR: The Movie Bonus Features (Blu-ray)
· The Mighty Leap to the Silver Screen: A look back at the movie with the cast and crew, including brand-new interviews with director Bryan Spicer and stars Johnny Yong Bosch and Paul Freeman
· Theatrical Trailer

MMPR TV Series Bonus Features (DVDs)
Bonus Disc 1
· “Morphin Time!” – A Look Back At Mighty Morphin Power Rangers With Interviews Featuring Members Of The Cast And Creative Team
· “A Morphenomenal Cast” – Casting Director Katy Wallin And the Cast Recall What It Took to Become Power Rangers
· “Lord Zedd’s Monster Heads”
· “Alpha’s Magical Christmas”
· “The Good, The Bad And The Stupid!”
Bonus Disc 2
· “The Fans Power Up” – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fans Remember the Series
· Rare Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fan Club Video
· “MMPR Karate Club” – The White Ranger Kata
· “Power Rangers Live” – The World Tour

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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Yippee Ki-Roast, Motherf@$%ers! Bruce Willis Named Next Comedy Central Roastee

Yippee Ki-Roast, Motherf@$%ers! Bruce Willis Named Next Comedy Central Roastee

Comedy Central is ready to trade barbs with the ultimate wisecracking action hero. The #1 brand in comedy announced today that international film superstar Bruce Willis will be this year’s Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (#BruceWillisRoast) will take place in Los Angeles with the tape and airdate to be announced at a later date.

“This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless assholes for a couple hours,” said Willis. “Bruce has survived terrorists, Armageddon, romance and death itself. Yet, nothing has prepared him for this Roast,” said Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.

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