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.

Your Opportunity to Appear In a New Comic Book

Hugh Jackman, Marc Guggenheim, Paul Gulacy and Virgin Comics have teamed up to bring you a new comic book series Nowhere Man and they have a very special promotion to launch it

Ever wanted to appear in a comic book? Well, thanks to Nowhere Man and Virgin Comics here is your chance! To celebrate this fall?s debut of the highly anticipated new Virgin Comics series Nowhere Man, from the creative team of Hugh Jackman, Marc Guggenheim and Paul Gulacy, Virgin Comics is giving 5 randomly selected winners a chance to be a real Nowhere (wo)Man and get drawn into an issue!! How cool is that?

Will you be a government agent? A bad-ass assassin? You’ll have to win to find out. Not only will you appear in an issue, but Hugh Jackman, Marc Guggenheim and Paul Gulacy will all personally autograph the copy of the issue that you appear in!

And if you’re not one of the few lucky winners, don’t worry? you could always be one of the ten runner-ups to receive a copy of Nowhere Man #1 autographed by Hugh Jackman!

Enter now at www.virgincomics.com/nowhereman. The contest runs through September 15th, 2008.

Nowhere Man takes place 500 years in the future, when the Earth’s population has been infected with a virus that allows an oppressive government to monitor their thoughts. It’s the Patriot Act gone haywire. But a group of rebels have engineered the ultimate weapon: a genetically altered child, born immune to the virus. He’s the only one on the planet who can bring some semblance of privacy and individuality back to the world. He is the Nowhere Man.

A special $1.00 / 50p Nowhere Man # 0 16-page preview issue hits comic stores on October 22nd and features a stunning cover art by Marko Djurdjevic.

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

FMA Special Edition DVD COVER
FMA Special Edition DVD COVER

Revelation Films is very proud to release Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa as a Limited Edition Collector?s Set on 22nd September 2008.

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie won the Neo award for the Best Anime Movie of 2007 and this attractive 2 DVD set with built-in booklet is a must-have for all Fullmetal Alchemist fans.

Originally released last year to DVD Conqueror of Shamballa is a 2005 Japanese animated film directed by Seiji Mizushima and written by Sho Aikawa, and acts as a new chapter of the Fullmetal Alchemist television series.

Set 2 years after the close of the TV series of Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric is transported from his home planet of Amestris to a parallel world of Earth, Munich, Germany, in the year 1923. Stripped of his alchemical powers and some of his limbs, he has spent all this time researching rocketry together with Alphons Heiderich, a young man who resembles his own brother.

After rescuing a gypsy woman (Noa) Edward is thrown into a series of events that reveal a path back to his homeworld along with a conspiracy that threatens both worlds.

Unaware of Edward’s situation, Alphonse Elric ventures deeper into the mysteries of alchemy in search of a way to reunite with his older brother.

Conqueror of Shamballa DVD Extras:

The Making Of Fullmetal Alchemist ? The Movie

Japanese Theatrical and TV Trailers

Production Art

Image Gallery

Trailers

Talk Session ? Cast and Crew Interviews

3 Audio Commentaries

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

JK Rowling who wrote a few small print run books about a guy called Harry Potter is bringing back the Harry Potter Universe (potterverse? harryverse?) with a non Harry Potter title called The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of fairy tales written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling? and is set in the Harry Potter world, and is available to pre order now from AMAZON

J.K. Rowling‘s The Tales of Beedle the Bard, is very special book of five fairy tales illustrated by the bard herself, embellished with silver ornaments and mounted moonstones. Amazon was fortunate to come into possession of one of the original copies, and it was our privilege to share images and reviews of this incredible artifact. Now J.K. Rowling is giving millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide cause for celebration with a new edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard (available December 4, 2008) and Amazon is thrilled to exclusively offer a luxuriously packaged Collector?s Edition designed to evoke the spirit of the handcrafted original.

Ok it is ?50 – but there is a standard edition also available for under ?5.

Pre order either edition now, (using the links above) and you will receive amazon’s Pre-order Price Guarantee: order now and if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you’ll be charged the lowest price

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More HP Lovecraft Horror In The UK

PRE Import / Export Limited will be the exclusive UK distributor for the DARK RADIO THEATRE audio dramas.

Currently there are two productions available, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADDNESS which has already enjoyed a limited well received UK release and THE DUNWICH HORROR which will have its first release in the UK from1st September 2008 (TBC).

Both CDs are based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft, one of the forefathers of modern horror

Both adaptations of the classic horror tales are 75 minute full cast audio dramas, not just a talking book. Also both feature a number of collectible replica documents that are ideal for use in horror role play games, or simply to be enjoyed as visual aids for the audio dramas.

Illustration by Darrell “Elder Thing” Tutchton
?2006

At the Mountains of Madness CD

“An expedition to the ends of the earth resulting in death and madness…”

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: At the Mountains of Madness brings Lovecraft’s tale to life as it might have been adapted for radio during his lifetime. In the style of The War of the Worlds and The Shadow, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre dramatizes HPL’s story with a cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Relive the excitement of 1930s radio with one of HP Lovecraft’s most exciting and fascinating stories: At the Mountains of Madness.

In addition to the full 75 minute radio drama, the CD packaging includes clippings from a 1930s newspaper chronicling the expedition’s progress in the Antarctic and reproductions of photographs of the ancient city taken by Danforth and Dyer which corroborate their findings. There’s even a reproduction from Danforth’s sketchbook, depicting the Elder Things and their fantastical murals. And of course it’s beautifully produced and packaged with the same deranged attention to detail that you’ll find in other HPLHS products.

Above: the CD, Wilbur’s diary, a Necronomicon page, the Arkham Advertiser clipping, and the Dunwich map.

Below: Cover artwork detail by Darrell Tutchton
?2008

The Dunwich Horror CD

“The hills of western Massachusetts contain dark and terrible secrets…”

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Dunwich Horror brings Lovecraft’s tale to life as it might have been adapted for radio during his lifetime. In the style of The War of the Worlds, The Shadow and our own At the Mountains of Madness, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre dramatizes HPL’s story with a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Relive the excitement of 1930s radio with one of the most popular tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: The Dunwich Horror.

In addition to the full 75 minute radio drama on CD, you’ll get these carefully made props from the story to enhance your listening experience:

? A clipping from a 1917 copy of the Arkham Advertiser describing the Whateley family and the strangeness of the Dunwich region

? A vintage map of Dunwich, Sentinel Hill and the surrounding region

? A page from Wilbur Whateley’s diary with its bizarre occult cypher

? A replica of a key page from the Whateleys’ copy of John Dee’s Necronomicon

And of course it’s beautifully produced and packaged with a deranged attention to detail.

Both titles are RRP ?12.99 and are available from www.shopscifi.co.uk.

For wholesale enquiries please email sales@shopscifi.co.uk

About H.P Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 ? March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, known then simply as weird fiction.

Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of Enlightenment, Romanticist, and Christian humanism. Lovecraft’s protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

About Dark Adventure Radio Theater

The HP Lovecraft Historical Society (HPLHS), creators of the silent film The Call of Cthulhu (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478988/) and many other strange things produced their audio adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s work as the Dark Adventure Radio Theater (DART).

The HPLHS was founded by friends Sean Branney and Andrew Leman in 1987 who share a common interest in the works of Lovecraft.

The HPLHS began publication of a monthly newsletter entitled Strange Eons, edited by Andrew Leman and Philip Bell, which continued for over two years. The Society also founded the HPLHS Press, which published very limited editions of books of interest to the membership. The society has grown to what it is today with numerous products and productions.

The motto of the HPLHS and the RHS is Ludo Fore Putavimus: a Latin phrase meaning ?We thought it would be fun.? And it is.

About PRE Import Export Limited

PRE Import Export Limited is the company that owns www.shopscifi.co.uk a specialist stockist of CD Audio Dramas including Doctor Who and Sapphire and Steel ranges.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars on DVD

Robot Chicken Starwars
Robot Chicken Starwars

Robot chicken was created partly by Seth Green (Family Guy, Buffy, Austin Powers) and despite doing such dross as “Without A Paddle” and the “White And Nerdy” weird all video (both of which he is still playing with Star Wars Toys) he has really made his mark and not simply “that guy from buffy”

The Star Wars universe has been lampooned in many variations – but this is one of the greats (and much better than Family Guy’s Blue Harvest). Robot Chicken Star Wars is basically an extended episode of [adult swim] which is jam-packed with unforgettable moments parodying all 6 films.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars boasts an all-star voice cast including Star Wars creator himself, George Lucas plus Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, Breckin Meyer, Donald Faison, Hulk Hogan and James Van Der Beek.

The story begins not long ago, in a galaxy not far enough away where we see Emperor Palpatine receive a reverse charge call from the Dark Lord announcing the destruction of the Death Star, watch the droids have trouble getting through airport security and see Admiral Akbar selling out in an advert for his own breakfast cereal. If that wasn’t enough to wet your appetite, George Lucas gets saved from a mob of nerds at a Star Wars convention, Luke and the Emperor settle things with a ‘yo mama’ fight and there’s even a new unforgettable addition to the Star Wars franchise with ‘Empire on Ice’…and that’s just a snippet of the 35 sketches featured!