Let’s jump right into it with the extended The Walking Dead Season Two trailer. Nearly 5 minutes of awesome.
Walking Dead Season Two Trailer:
From that trailer the story looks to be both deviating widely from the source material (again) but then also reconnecting with it as well as Rick carries a boy to the farm that was a crucial part of The Walking Dead story early on in the books/graphic novels. Season Two is still in production, so the above The Walking Dead Season Two trailer is most likely from footage shot early to about mid-way through. If they can retain even half of the pace and suspense from the trailer that should quell the complaints that some viewers had about the show “being slow”. Follow this link for some high quality The Walking Dead Season Two Production Stills
The Walking Dead Special Edition
For those of you who haven’t picked up The Walking Dead Season One on DVD or Blu-ray yet, or if you did and were looking for more content then the meager initial release supplied, you’re in luck. Coinciding with the release of the trailers and information on the upcoming second seas on (premiere October 16th, 2011) special and limited edition DVDs and Blu-ray have been announced. The Walking Dead Season One Special Edition Bluray and DVD sets are each 3 discs and contain new features not found in the original release. The new features are:
Adapting the Dead
Audio Commentaries on all episodes w/ Frank Darabont, Greg Nictero, Andrew Lincon and additional cast and crew.
Black and White Version of The Pilot Episode
Bring out the Dead : KNB & the Art of Making Zombies
Digital Decay : VFX of The Walking Dead
Killer Conversations : Frank Darabont & Greg Nicotero
No More Room in Hell: The Walking Dead Phenomenon
We are The Walking Dead
New Packaging (See Cover Above)
MSRP of $59.99
The Limited Edition Blu-ray of The Walking Dead (pictured at the right and exclusive to Best Buy) has an MSRP of $89.99 and includes all of the new extras listed above. What, you ask, do I receive for the extra $30. Packaging comes in the form of The Walking Dead Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector’s Tin which includes a (wearable I hear) zombie mask designed by VFX guru Greg Nicotero itself. The prices seem a little steep for what was a six episode season, but true fans of the series will be grabbing these up quickly. As an added bonus the first 100,000 units sold (either version) get a The Walking Dead trading card from Cryptozoic
The Walking Dead Special Edition Preorder
Currently Pre-orders are slow to pop up. Both editions are scheduled for an October 4th release just about two weeks from the season two premiere. Preorders will be updated below as they become available. And of course, stay tuned here later in the year for The Walking Dead Season Two Episode Recaps.
Scarface is on of the most powerful and well-acted “gangster” films of all time. Now, Universal celebrates this classic Al Pacino with the Scarface Limited Edition Humidor Gift Set. Below is the Universal Studio promo video.
The Scarface Humidor Gift set not only includes a remastered editon of Scarface on Blu-Ray, but also the original Scarface from 1932. Here’s the full rundown from NBC/Universal:
The humidor’s exterior is hand painted and polished with Marshall’s trademark “1000″ coat brilliant finish, and its interior is made of untreated Spanish cedar complete with an analog hygrometer, guaranteed to properly condition and age approximately 100 cigars at optimal humidity levels. Expertly fitted with brass hinges in exemplary Daniel Marshall style and embellished with a custom medallion inspired by the iconic film, each humidor carries a numbered plaque with the designer’s signature, a certificate of authenticity, and the Limited Edition Scarface Blu-ray encased in collectible SteelBook packaging with a digital copy of the film, a DVD of the 1932 version of Scarface plus 10 original art cards.
The blu-ray is completely remastered for 7.1 surround sound and optimal picture quality and features some never-before-seen extras. The Scarface Limited Edition Humidor is for true collector’s only as the retail price is a suggested $999.99 to go along with the truly limited supply. There will be only 1,000 Scarface Humidor Gift Sets made and they are individually numbered on the inside of the lid. Don’t worry Scarface fans, the Blu-ray can also be purchased separately.
Check out the un-boxing by some of the crew over at IGN.
Own the film that Roger Ebert described as having, “…created a gallery of specific individuals, and one of the fascinations of the movie is that we aren’t watching crime-movie clichés, we’re watching people who are criminals”. The Scarface Blu-ray and Scarface Limited Edition Humidor Gift Set are set for a street date of September 6, 2011. Pre-order your copy with the links below.
It’s finally 100% confirmed, Treasure Island 1990 DVD approaches! Check out this graphic released to major vendors as a tie-in for the Ben Hur Anniversary Blu-ray release. A collection of Heston films are set to come out with Treasure Island featured most prominently.
Treasure Island 1990 Release Date
So according to the full graphic of this ad insert, we’ll get Soylent Green on Blu-ray and The Bible, A Man for All Seasons, Antony & Cleopatra and Motherlode along with Charlton Heston’s Treasure Island co-starring Christian Bale all on DVD on September 27. Treasure Island 1990 is brought to us by Turner Entertainment, TNT Originals, WHVDirect and WarnerBlu. If you’ve been reading the site you’ll know that this is one of my favorite films and the best adaptation of Treasure Island to date. It features Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Pete Postlethwaite and Julian Glover as well; quite the cast. Treasure Island DVD preorders are starting to pop up now.
Treasure Island DVD Pre-orders
Currently I’m not see any movement on this announcement at Amazon or some of the other major retailers. However, we do have a new entry at the WBShop listing Treasure Island for $9.99, DVDEmpire also has a Treasure Island entry with the above cover art and same $9.99 price and release date. Really hoping for an Amazon Treasure Island 1990 DVD pre-order to pop-up, release date delivery would be excellent. Amazon now has pre-order up (see below!) Can’t wait to see how this looks on DVD, really hope it was well-preserved or got some remastering treatment.