David Tennant to Leave DOCTOR WHO

David Tennant, David Morrissey
David Tennant, David Morrissey
So it has happened, it was announced last week, David Tennant will leave Dr Who after the screening of 4 special episodes in 2009 and 2010, before the fith full series of the regenerated series.

No word has been made of a replacement, though I am sure that there will be 100s of misguided tabloid speculations before the new Doctor is announced.

David Tennant said:

“I’ve had the most brilliant, bewildering and life-changing time working on Doctor Who.

“I have loved every day of it.. It would be very easy to cling on to the Tardis console forever and I fear that if I don’t take a deep breath and make the decision to move on now, then I simply never will. You would be prising the Tardis key out of my cold dead hand.

“This show has been so special to me, I don’t want to outstay my welcome.

“This is all a long way off, of course. I’m not quitting, I’m back in Cardiff in January to film four special episodes which will take Doctor Who all the way through 2009.

“I’m still the Doctor all next year but when the time finally comes I’ll be honoured to hand on the best job in the world to the next lucky git ? whoever that may be.

“I’d always thought the time to leave would be in conjunction with Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner who have been such a huge part of it all for me.

Steven Moffat is the most brilliant and exciting writer, the only possible successor to Russell and it was sorely tempting to be part of his amazing new plans for the show. I will be there, glued to my TV when his stories begin in 2010.

“I feel very privileged to have been part of this incredible phenomenon, and whilst I’m looking forward to new challenges I know I’ll always be very proud to be the Tenth Doctor.”

The full interview can be found at: bbc.co.uk/doctorwho – Jump to the interview

David Tennant will be on BBC Breakfast this morning (catch it on iPlayer if you miss it www.bbc.co.uk/breakfast.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Light Sabre Duels: Nintendo wii and DS

This is what the wii remote has begged for ever since the launch of the Nintendo wii – some decent lightsabre action. Look below for a first look trailer.

The galaxy far, far away takes on a dazzling new look in the first-ever CG-animated Star Wars feature Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s a major entertainment event that includes a brand-new movie, a weekly television series and an exciting videogame.Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduces generations of fans to brand new characters including Anakin Skywalkers new Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano and promises epic new adventures as well as classic rivalries that delve deeper into the Star Wars Saga.

Star Wars Lightsabre Action On Wii - Oh Yeah
Star Wars Lightsabre Action On Wii - Oh Yeah

STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: LIGHTSABER DUELS Nintendo Wii

Now everyone can experience the fun and excitement of a Lightsaber fight. Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels immerses you in the characters, locations, and epic duels from the all-new Star Wars animated feature film and television series set between Episode II and Episode III. Built from the ground-up for Wii, Lightsaber Duels features an intuitive motion-controlled combat system that puts the Lightsaber weapon in your hand. Mastering the Jedis distinctive weapon is now within any player’s grasp.

  • Fight the most memorable duels from The Clone Wars feature film and TV series.
  • Wield your Wii Remote like a lightsaber and experience first-hand the unique weapon of the Jedi
  • Knights with intuitive controls, so no matter what your gaming experience you can become a lightsaber master.
  • Play with your friends as your favorite Clone Wars hero or villain from familiar characters like Anakin Skywalker and General Grievous to new faces like Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress each with a unique fighting style and set of skills.
  • Exploit your interactive surroundings to defeat your opponent: slice down pillars and Force throw them against your foe.
  • Duel your way through significant Clone Wars locations, such as Tatooine and Teth.

It 's a Lightsabre not a stylus dagnabbit
It 's a Lightsabre not a stylus dagnabbit

STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: JEDI ALLIANCE (Nintendo DS)

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance takes the player into the world of the all-new Star Wars animated feature film and television series set between Episode II and Episode III. Experience the combined power when two Jedi join forces to fight as one. Choose your favorite Jedi pair at the start of each mission and experience unique moves and combat skills. With an innovative stylus-based input, controlling the Jedis movement and lightsaber combat has never felt more immersive.

  • Play through an original story exclusive to the Nintendo DS that expands The Clone Wars series set between Episode II and Episode III in exciting new directions.
  • Create your own Jedi dream teams by pairing Jedi in any combination. For example, team up Anakin Skywalker with Obi-Wan Kenobi, or Ahsoka Tano with Mace Windu.
  • Develop the relationship between two Jedi and generate more powerful attacks and special abilities. Replay missions with different character combinations to unlock new areas, collectibles, and other secrets.
  • Control all movement, lightsaber combat and cinematic action sequences with just the DS stylus.


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Mirrors Competition

Mirrors Movie Poster

A film by
Alexandre Aje
Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Smart, Paula Patton

From the director of ?The Hills Have Eyes? comes ?MIRRORS,? the terrifying story of troubled ex-cop who must save his family from an unspeakable evil that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Ben Carson (KIEFER SUTHERLAND) has seen better days. It?s been nearly a year since the volatile detective was suspended from the NYPD for fatally shooting another undercover officer, an accident that not only cost him his job, but fueled the alcoholism and anger that has alienated his wife and kids and left him crashing on his sister?s couch in Queens.
Desperate to pull his life together and reconnect with his family, Carson takes a job as a night watchman at the burned-out ruins of the Mayflower department store. What once was a symbol of prosperity and grandeur now sits decaying in the darkness like a rotting ghost ship, destroyed by a massive fire that devoured numerous innocent lives.
As Carson patrols the eerie, charred remains of the store, he begins to notice something sinister about the ornate mirrors that adorn the Mayflower walls. Reflected in the gigantic shimmering glass are horrific images that stun Carson.
Beyond projecting gruesome images of the past, the mirrors appear to be manipulating reality as well. When Carson sees his own reflection being tortured, he suffers the physical effects of his fractured visions. Suddenly the troubled ex-cop finds himself battling his personal demons and the ones that have hijacked his reflection, tormenting him with convulsions, spontaneous bleeding and near suffocation.
His sympathetic but skeptical sister Angela (AMY SMART) dismisses these bizarre ?nightmares? as a consequence of his stress and guilt over the accidental shooting, but Carson?s estranged wife Amy (PAULA PATTON), a no-nonsense NYPD medical examiner, is less forgiving. Her husband?s increasingly erratic behavior frightens her, pushing his family farther away ? and, she fears, it?s putting their children in danger.
But a much deadlier threat looms, trapped within the mirrors and reflective surfaces that pervade their everyday life. As Carson investigates the mysterious disappearance of a Mayflower security guard and its possible connection to his ghastly visions, he realizes that a malevolent, otherworldly force is using reflections as a gateway to terrorize him and his family.
If he has any hope of saving his wife and children from a horrifying death, Carson must somehow uncover the truth behind the mirrors ? and convince Amy to help him battle the greatest evil he has ever faced.

Win Mirrors Goodies

Scifind has 5 mirrors caps and 5 mirrors T Shirts to give away to lucky scifind competition winners. (see image below)

Just answer this simple question.

Which TV show does Kiefer Sutherland play Jack Bauer? just fill in this for here

Competition closes on 31st October

Mirrors is released in Cinemas 10th October 2008

The John Carpenter Collection

Just in time for Halloween we see the release of the John Carpenter Collection, a dvd set of the best of John Carpenters films. The set features the movies HALLOWEEN, THE THING, THE FOG, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, THEY LIVE, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, PRINCE OF DARKNESS. All of which are the John Carpenter versions that defined a period of cinematic history

Only a handful of filmmakers could hope to achieve the cult status that the legendary John Carpenter and his highly influential, unmistakable movies has attained. Having written, directed, edited and scored the music for the best of his films he remains a true auteur and a groundbreaking innovator of independent cinema. With his vivid imagination, sly streaks of dark humour and his tense, terrifying and sometimes disturbing scenarios he has become renowned as a master of horror and is responsible for creating some of modern cinemas most original and iconic characters, from Halloweens relentlessly evil Michael Myers and Escape from New Yorks unstoppable anti-hero Snake Plisskin to The Fogs unforgettable army of zombie pirates.

Packed full of features and extras the set achieves a whopping 651 minutes running time, a bargain for a set under ?55. Checking Play.com I see that the set is currently listed as under ?40

Full FilmDetails / Features Details:

HALLOWEEN (1978)

Its Halloween night, 1963, and a 17-year-old girl, Judith Myers, is brutally stabbed to death by her younger brother, Michael. Fifteen years to the day and Michael has escaped from a mental institution and is heading back home to begin his murderous rampage. Often replicated but never bettered, Halloween is one of the most successful and controversial independent films of all time, hailed as the original slasher movie. Incredibly dark and disturbing it remains as frightening today as it did on its original release. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance.

Extras: 5.1 / trailers / Halloween Unmasked 2000 / TV spots / bios

Cert: 18
Feature Running Time: 87 mins approx
Region 2
Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour PAL
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
English Language

THE THING (1982)

One of John Carpenters most intense and thrilling horror, science fiction thrillers, The Thing takes place within the claustrophobic confinement of an Antarctic research station. After a Norwegianelicopter mysteriously crashes near his US camp, helicopter pilot JR MacReady (Kurt Russell) travels to the Norwegian base to find out what has happened. Here he finds that a shape shifting alien being, able to replicate any living creature, has infiltrated its crew resulting in hideous deaths and a relentless atmosphere of psychotic paranoia MacReady must find whose form the alien has taken and try and save the rest of the bases inhabitants before its too late.

Extras: John Carpenters The Thing: Terror Takes Shape Making of Documentary / Feature Commentary with John Carpenter & Kurt Russell / Production Background Archive / Cast Production Photos / Production Art & Storyboards / Location Design / Production Archives / Outtakes / Production Notes / Post Production / Theatrical Trailer / Cast & Filmmakers Notes: Kurt Russell, John Carpenter
Cert: 18
Feature Running Time: 104 mins approx
Region 2
Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour PAL
Audio: Stereo, 5.1
English Language

THE FOG (1980)

Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old and is getting ready to celebrate its centennial year. But as the residents of the small, quaint harbour town begin to prepare for the festivities a mysterious cloud of fog appears upon the shore and begins to make its way across Antonio Bay leaving a trail of horrifying slaughter which hints to the blood soaked history of the town. Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh.

Extras: Tales From The Mist (30 min documentary) / teaser trailer / trailer / 5.1

Cert: 15
Feature Running Time: 86 mins approx
Region 2
Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Colour PAL
Audio: Stereo, 5.1
English Language

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976)

Assault on Precinct 13 stands as one of the ultimate genre-defying moments in modern cinema. When a vicious gang murder a young girl in cold blood, her vengeful father incites full blown conflict by shooting one of her killers, before fleeing to the soon-to-be-closed Precinct 13 where only one officer, two secretaries and a handful of criminals remain. Faced by an enemy that is cold, brutal and terrifyingly merciless, Lt. Bishop (Austin Stoker) and the others are isolated as night falls, and then the attack begins.

Extras: Video Q&A with John Carpenter and star Austin Stoker at the American Cinematheque 2002 (23 mins) / Directors Commentary / Isolated Music Score / Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery (17 mins) / 2 Radio Spots / Trailer

Cert: 15
Feature Running Time: 88 mins approx
Region 2
Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour PAL
Audio: Mono
English Language

THEY LIVE (1988)

Obey. Submit. Consume. Watch TV. Do not question authority. Money is your god. No independent thought. No Imagination. They live. We sleep. Professional WWF wrestler Rowdy Roddy Powder plays John Nada, a homeless, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sunglasses that when worn suddenly reveal a world run by upwardly mobile, capitalist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us all John Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinemas history) to save humankind.

Extras: Making of featurette / John Carpenter & Roddy Piper Commentary / John Carpenter Profile / Roddy Piper profile / Meg Foster profile / trailer

Cert: 18
Feature Running Time: 90 mins approx
Region 2
Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour PAL
Audio: Stereo, 5.1
English Language

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)

The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum-security prison. The rules are simple: once youre in, you dont come out. But when the United States president (Donald Pleasance) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin (Kurt Russell) into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes).

Extras: Return to Escape from New York (23 mins) / New and exclusive John Carpenter interview (31 mins) / 3 x original trailers / Snakes Crime (deleted original intro) / 5.1 / Commentary with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell

Cert: 15
Feature Running Time: 94 mins approx
Region 2
Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Colour PAL
Audio: Stereo / 5.1
English Language

(1987)

Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws on the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself. Starring Donald Pleasance, Jameson Parker and Jason Wong.

Extras: trailer

Cert: 15
Feature Running Time: 97 mins approx
Region 2
Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour PAL
Audio: Stereo
English Language

Time Hunter Series Comes To Audio

Telos Publishing is proud to announce that the audio rights in the popular Time Hunter series have been picked up by Fantom Films, and the first two stories in the range, The Cabinet of Light and The Winning Side, are due to be released in November 2008.

In The Cabinet Of Light (written by Daniel O’Mahony) we are introduced to our protagonists: the enigmatic Honore Lechasseur and his ethereal sidekick Emily Blandish as they embark on a quest to find the mysterious Doctor Smith …

The first story is read by TERRY MOLLOY, who is perhaps best known for his long running role as Mike Tucker in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers and for his portayal of the arch villain and creator of the Daleks, Davros, in BBC TV’s Doctor Who.

The Winning Side (written by Lance Parkin) sees the duo embroiled in a reality where time has been altered with disastrous consequences that only a time sensitive can fix …

The second story is read by LOUISE JAMESON, who has had long running roles in television series such as BBC TV’s EastEnders, Bergerac, Tenko and Doctor Who.

‘I didn’t hesitate in agreeing to working on this audio book,’ admits narrator Louise Jameson; ‘Immediately the characters came to life very vividly for me, in fact I think it would make the most marvellous film. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did reading it.’

Time Hunter is a fresh, 21st century looking, self-sufficient, bold and innovative imaginative fiction range. Part mystery, part detective story, part dark fantasy, part science fiction … these books are guaranteed to enthral fans of good fiction everywhere!

The Cabinet Of Light is released Monday 3rd November, with The Winning Side following two weeks later on Monday 17th. Further titles in the Time Hunter range will follow in February 2008.

Marvel Cartoon Bonanza

Looking for a DVD of classic Marvel comic book cartoon action, well just like buses 4 come along at once.

XMen series 1 volume 1

Fantastic Four complete series 1 (1994)

Spider Man and His Amazing Friends complete series 1

And the real classic from 1966, The Incredible Hulk

X Men Vol 1 Released 29th September

Born into a world that hates and fears them the X-Men are mutants, genetically gifted human beings with superpowers ?

The next link in human evolution and the world’s newest and most persecuted minority.

Amidst an increasing climate of fear and bigotry one enlightened individual, Professor Charles Xavier, has created a safe haven for some of these powerful outcasts. The mutants here are taught to harness their unique abilities for the betterment of the human race, in the hope of making the world safe for humans and mutants to live together in peace.

The X-Men are an elite

team comprised of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, Storm and Wolverine ? Sworn to fight for mutant rights against hostile Government agencies, whilst at the same time protecting mankind from mutant supremacist Magneto who seeks to destroy the human race in return for the atrocities committed against mutant kind.

X-Men is based on the popular comic book series by Marvel Comics ? Several famous storylines and events were adapted into the cartoon series making this one of the most faithful animated series ever based on a comic book.

Released for the first time in chronological order, this release is the starting point to building the first ever complete X-Men series on DVD.

This DVD contains the first seven episodes from Season One of the unstoppable X-Men, making it an essential purchase for any cartoon or comic book fan.

Episodes;

  • Night of the Sentinels (Part 1)
  • Night of the Sentinels (Part 2)
  • Enter Magneto
  • Deadly Reunions
  • Captive Hearts
  • Cold Vengeance
  • Slave Island

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends ? 2 Disc Set

Here it is ? the complete first season, episodes 1-13 of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends released on DVD for the first time EVER in the UK.

Beautifully restored, this is a must have for fans and collectors alike.

This highly sought after series is the most popular of all Spider-Man?s animated adventures, probably due to it being narrated by Marvel legend Stan Lee!

Spiderman was created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko and he first appeared in the Amazing Fantasy comic book in August 1962. A new breed of hero was born!

Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends is a landmark series in the animated adventures of the webbed wonder! In order to reach a wider audience in this 1981 series, Spidey was joined by his two crime-busting friends Firestar and ?X-Men? hero Ice-Man. The series was a smash hit when it first aired in 1981 and has become the most popular and fondly remembered of the animated adventures. This series has gone on to have numerous re runs world wide ever since.

The complete season one 2 disc set comes to DVD fully restored and packed with Spidey action!

Episodes: Triumph of the Green Goblin, The Crime of all Centuries, The Fantastic Mr Frump, Sunfire, Swarm, 7 Little Superheroes, Videoman, The Prison Plot, Spidey Goes to Hollywood, The Vengence of Loki, Knights and Demons, Pawns of the Kingpin, Quest of the Red Skull.

Do you remember the first time you set eyes on the green skinned monster who has since become the legend that is ?The Incredible Hulk?? For the first time ever the complete original series of the 1966 cult classic ?The Incredible Hulk? is being released on DVD by Liberation Entertainment.

This two disc release is the Grantray-Lawrence Animation production of the very first animated series of The Incredible Hulk, a landmark production in being the first ever Marvel comic to be transformed into a carton series. This monumental DVD features all 39 original episodes from the 1966 series, making it a must for any comic book fan or animation enthusiast.

The Incredible Hulk started life as Dr. Bruce Banner, whose life was turned upside down as he supervised the testing of his revolutionary new gamma bomb ? From that point on whenever he was angered Dr. Bruce Banner would turn into a massive and unstoppable monster ? The Incredible Hulk!

See where it all started in The Incredible Hulk?s very first animated adventures, available for the first time as a complete series on DVD!

Episodes: Origin of the Hulk / Enter the Gorgon / To Be A Man / The Terror Of The Toadmen / Bruce Banner Wanted For Treason / Hulk Runs Amok / A Titan Rides The Train / The Horde Of Humanoids / Hulk On The Rampage / The Power Of Dr. Banner / Where Strides The Behemoth / Back From The Dead / Micro-Monsters / The Lair Of The Leader / To Live Again / Brawn Against Brain / Captured At Last / Enter?The Chameleon / Within This Monster Dwells A Man / Another World, Another Foe / The Wisdom Of The Watcher / The Space Phantom / Sting Of The Wasp / Exit The Hulk / Hulk Vs. Metal Master / The Master Tests His Metal / Mind Over Metal / The Ringmaster / Captive Of The Circus / The Grand Finale / Enter Tyrannus / Beauty And The Beast / They Dwell In The Depths / Terror Of The T-Gun / I?Against A World / Bruce Banner Is The Hulk / A Man Called Boomerang / The Hulk Intervenes / Less Than Monster, More than Man

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Even More HP Lovecaft Audio Dramas

Prototype Shadow Out Of Time CD Cover

After their fantastic work on Mountains of Madness and Dunwich Horror DART (Dark Adventure Radio Theater) have just completed recording 2 further HP Lovecraft audio dramas.

With regards to choosing stories DART had to look for ones that have good dramatic potential and would make for

an exciting listening experience. Adapting Lovecraft dramatically is a tricky deal; many of his stories are great, but they’re not dramatic or well suited to dramatic formats like movies and radio plays. Once a story was settled on, the creative team went away and try to make a dramatic retelling of the story which will be suited particularly to listening. The general policy is to keep as much Lovecraft as we can in our Lovecraftian adaptations. Getting too far away from Howard, we’ll lose the quality about that writing that attracts fans in the first place.

Many of HPL’s stories are about characters going through intense mental events. Often documents, letters, and diaries play an important part in the story. But at the end of the day, listeners don’t want to hear a story about a gu

y reading his mail or writing his will; they want stories where thing happen. For audio dramas liberties have to be taken with some of the stories to make things as active and dramatic as we can. For example, in the new script for The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Olmstead (the narrator) is being interviewed by a federal agent. In the story, Olmstead simply tells what happened to him in Innsmouth. In the radio play, he’s divulging information to an agent who is very interested because he…well, that would be telling.

Characters are added as need and often bring to life scenes which might be only referred to in passing in the story. For example in The Shadow Out of Time, Peaslee describes his family as being frightened of his post-amnesia personality. Scenes were written wherein the family actually talks with Peaslee as he’s waking up. We experience it with them rather than just having him tell us what happened.

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wo 75 minute radio dramas were recorded back to back, offering a set of logistical challenges. This meant fifteen actors playing forty-six roles in 160 pages of script had to record everything in just 15h hours. DART held one rehearsal to get everyone on the same proverbial page, tune dialects and polish performances. In the end, they had just one ten-hour session followed by a five hour session. Fortunately they managed to make it through both scripts in their entirety.

In the past, DART have done recording sessions at their theatre, The Banshee. In a great many ways it’s not an ideal place to record. This time the decision was made to bite the proverbial bullet and rent a commercial recording studio with a professional sound engineer. This resulted in a much better quality recordings and a more efficient process.

Prototype Shadow Out Of Time CD Cover

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder – Coming Soon

reprises his role as the fearless Johnny Rico from the original Starship Troopers in this, the second sequel of the hugely popular sci-fi movie based on the rather politically centered novel by Robert A. Heinlein. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder sees the swarming aliens affectionately referred to as bugs are back, once again wreaking havoc on humanity in this action-packed adventure also starring JOLENE BLALOCK (TV?s Star Trek: Enterprise and Stargate SG-1), AMANDA DONOHOE (LA Law), and CATHERINE OXENBERG (Dynasty). Written and directed by ED NEUMEIER, who has previously written and co-produced the original Starship Troopers.

Johnny Rico (Van Dien) faces off against the murderous bugs once more as he leads his team on a secret mission to rescue a crew of troopers stranded on the remote planet of OM-1. Battling bugs both new and old, the team?s new ?Marauder? weapons technology may be their only hope against a treasonous element operating within the Federation itself. As Captain Lola Beck (Blalock) and the rest of the crew fight to survive in harsh conditions, it begins to dawn on them that something on OM-1 is very, very wrong ? and this time the bugs have a secret weapon that could destroy humanity?

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder comes with a host of extra features on both Blu-ray and DVD. What?s more, all three Starship Troopers films will be available together for the first time, on both DVD and hi-def Blu-ray Disc, with the Blu-ray box set also featuring all-new special features, including a ?FedNet Mode? Picture-in-Picture feature that includes loads of extra content looking inside the sci-fi satire and beyond. Additionally, the Blu-ray features a ?Recruitment Test? trivia challenge and a BD-Live interactive feature, ?Put Yourself in the Film: Join the Fight!?
PRODUCT INFORMATION
TITLE
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
Release Date
29th September 2008
Format
Retail DVD / Retail Blu-ray / Retail DVD Box Set / Retail Blu-ray Box Set / Retail UMDTM Video / Rental DVD
Certificate
15 / Box Set 18
DVD Extras
Filmmaker Commentary with Writer/Director Ed Neumeier, Producer David Lancaster, and Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Skotak
Director & Cast Commentary with Writer/Director Ed Neumeier and actors Casper Van Dien and Jolene Blalock
?On the Bounce ? The Making of Marauder? Featurette
?Evolution: The Bugs of Starship Troopers 3: Marauder? Featurette
?Enlist: Marauder?s Mobile Infantry? Featurette
Extended Version of the Music Video ?It?s a Good Day to Die?
Blu-ray Extras
All DVD Added Value (above)

?Marauder Mode ? Picture in Picture? features pop-up video segments and high-tech graphics that reveal new information about the characters, special effects, bugs, war gear and story.
BD Live – Blu-ray High Def will also include brand new BD-Live features that Trooper fan new and old won?t want to miss! Compatible Blu-ray players and PlayStation 3 use an Ethernet or wi-fi connection to access a remote, studio supported web portal where exclusive content and previews can be downloaded directly to the BD player.
BD-Live features include: Put Yourself In The Film: Join The Fight! ? Upload your photo, become a trooper and insert yourself into key scenes in the film using BD-Live. Additional featurettes and more!
Set Features
Starship Troopers
?Making Of? Featurette
Audio Commentary
Scene Development
Deleted Scenes
Screen Tests
Theatrical Trailer
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
Director, Writer and Producer Commentary
?From Green Screen To Silver Screen? Featurette
?Inside the Federation? Featurette
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

Book Movie Video Game – Multi Media Scifi Project

Feature Film Producer Jack Binder (Reign Over Me, The Upside of Anger) today confirmed his deal to Produce the science fiction adventure film, Gaea: Beyond the Son via his Greentrees Films banner. The motion picture focuses on a father separated from his son through war, over thirty years and across two solar systems. “The Gaea Universe is a richly textured world of human relationships, futuristic space travel and exploration. The story’s strength lies in its endearing characters and wonderful settings,” said Binder.

Conceived and developed during the past three years by Australian Executive Producer David Lagettie and writing duo Didi & Phil Gilson, Gaea: Beyond the Son is the initial installment of a trilogy.

A full-length novel of Gaea: Beyond the Son (written by the Gilsons under their shared pseudonym P. D. Gilson) was quietly released late last year through small press Helios Publishing, and has become a surprise cult hit. Didi Gilson said, ?It was always important to us that the novel stood on its own merits.

The Gaea Universe will expand its reach into the video game world. Announced this week at the 2008 Leipzig Game Convention, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is under development for PC and Next Gen Consoles by #1-selling studio? (Operation Flashpoint, ArmA: Armed Assault) and currently scheduled for a Spring 2010 release. “The online world is already ablaze with excitement over the announcement in Germany this week,” according to Binder. This reinvention of the classic Carrier Command (1998), Carrier Command: Gaea Mission will be set in the Gaea Universe with a scenario written by the Gilsons, drawn from their upcoming second book of the series, Gaea: Sonrise, due for publication in 2009.

Bohemia Interactive CEO, Marek Spanel, is quoted as saying, ?The vivid writing and compelling characters help us set this game in a believable universe.? Lagettie adds, ?Instead of simply retelling the story, the game offers players an environment where they can seamlessly immerse themselves.?

Commenting on the cooperation between the two entities, Phil Gilson said, ?The talent and effort of all the people working on this game is sensational. It?s shaping up to be a landmark title.?

Greentrees Films is currently shepherding the film into financing, distribution, casting, and preproduction immediately, with production commencing in 2009. “The phenomenal interest across the board has been impressive, with serious commitments in place already,” according to Binder. Further announcements are expected shortly.

Eli Stone – Guest Star Laiden Scifi Show Comes to UK

Eli Stone is a new American Scifi series soon to be seen on the UK Sci Fi Channel. With each episode in the first series named after hit record from Uk pop star George Michael. George Michael is making his acting debut on British TV screens with a recurring cameo role alongside series star Jonny Lee Miller in comical legal fantasy ELI STONE, which will come to the UK SCI FI channel this autumn.

ELI STONE stars great british actor Jonny Lee Miller (Dracula 2000) as the titular hero – an ambitious lawyer whose life is completely transformed by a series of strange hallucinations. The predictive visions are seemingly steered by the song lyrics or appearance of George Michael, taking Eli on an emotional and comical path of discovery, both personally and professionally. While medical science blames an inoperable brain aneurysm, Eli?s acupuncturist Dr. Chen (James Saito) has a different explanation? Eli is a prophet!

Eli Stone was created by duo Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, producers of the award-winning BROTHERS & SISTERS and DIRTY SEXY MONEY. Each Season 1 episode is named after a popular George Michael hit, with the pilot appropriately named ?Faith?. Other episodes include ?Freedom?, ?Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go? and ?I Want Your Sex?.

The show (commissioned for a second series already) has attracted a slew of other guest stars in the USA. Katie Holmes already drawing world-wide headlines after recording a guest-spot for Season 2.

The show?s regular cast includes Natasha Henstridge (SPECIES) as Eli?s fianc?e, Victor Garber (ALIAS) as his boss and future father-in-law, Loretta Devine (GREY?S ANATOMY) as his quick-witted assistant, Julie Gonzalo (VERONICA MARS) as an up-and-coming lawyer and Matt Letscher (THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE) as Eli?s brother and physician.

Jack Brookes Monster Slayer

JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER, the hugely entertaining, B-movie comedy horror, delivering a rousing round of monster mayhem, will be released on DVD on the 29h September 2008.

After witnessing the brutal murder of his family, Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews) is left with an unquenchable fury and emotions he is constantly trying to keep under control.

Years later, working as a local plumber and struggling to keep any relationship together, Jack?s life is rapidly heading towards a downward spiral. One night, while fixing his college professor?s (Robert Englund) water system, an ancient demon is awakened and the subsequent evil force is unleashed.

As Professor Crowley becomes possessed and transforms into a creature of legends, Jack finally realises the true reasons for his inner rage and how he can no longer run from the past?

JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER is Jon Knautz?s directorial debut and also stars Rachel Skarsten, Daniel Kash and James A Woods.

DVD Release is out 29th September.

Lose Your Mind in Deep Space

DANTE 01, the spine chilling futuristic sci-fi horror, following the induction of a new prisoner into a deep space psychiatric prison, will be released on DVD Monday 15th September 2008.

Sole survivor of an alien encounter, Saint Georges (Lambert Wilson ? Sahara and The Matrix franchise) is charged with the murder of his entire crew and sentenced to a life of medical trials onboard Dante 01 ? one of the first psychiatric space prisons.

Upon meeting Saint Georges, fellow inmates (Dominique Pinon – Amelie) soon discover all is not normal with the new prisoner as he begins to display mysterious powers stemming from his alien experience. As his strange abilities begin to emerge, discontent begins to brew onboard Dante 01, as a blood thirsty power struggle starts amongst jealous prisoners.

As jailors and inmates alike try to fathom Saint Georges? god-like abilities, paranoia sets in, resulting in the ships computer being sabotaged, sending the space prison plummeting towards a fireball planet. All seems lost as the inhabitants begin to realise how secluded they are and ?in deep space, there is no rescue?.

Dante 01 is the intriguing and long awaited solo debut from legendry co-creator of The City of Lost Children and Delicatessen, Marc Caro and also stars Linh Dan Pham (The beat that my heart skipped).

DVD Release is out 15th September.