This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is only 10 days away, so expect lots of news from us leading up to the convention as we get bombarded with press releases. After the break, check out some updates for the Con, including a few that we missed in our earlier round ups.
THIRD ANNUAL NERD HQ RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO JULY 18-21,
FINDS NEW HOME AT PETCO PARK
Popular “Conversations for a Cause” To Return
LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2013– Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company that brings the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to its global clientele, announced today that Nerd HQ will return to San Diego July 18th-21st in a new location, Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), home of the San Diego Padres.
Over the last three years, Nerd HQ has continually expanded and given fans a unique experience while in San Diego for the international comic book and entertainment festival. This year Nerd HQ will again provide fans with a home base where they can experience cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exciting autograph signings, cornerstone events and exclusive parties, including Levi’s annual NERD Party.
“With the move to Petco Park, we can bring fans an even bigger, more dynamic experience during Nerd HQ 2013.” said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. “Moving to the ballpark is a major step in the growth of Nerd HQ and will allow us to expand our tradition of offering exclusive access to new games, technology, and the opportunity for intimate conversations with some of the Hollywood’s most influential celebrities and creatives.”
Returning this year is the very popular philanthropic panel series, “Conversations for a Cause” which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV. Last year’s panels raised $140,000 for Operation Smile and consisted of some of the most talked about films, television shows and video games, including: “Chuck,” “Doctor Who,” “Grimm,” “NTSF,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Man with the Iron Fist,” “Expendables 2,” “Tomb Raider” and “Twilight.” Panelists included many of today’s top actors, actresses and film and game makers including Ashley Greene, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Ritter, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Kellan Lutz, Lucy Liu, Nathan Fillion, RZA, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Terry Crews, and Zachary Levi, among many others. This year’s panels, which will be announced in the coming days, are sure to bring fun surprises and intriguing discussions. Individual tickets will sell for $22, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile.
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ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?
VIVA LA NERDOLUTION ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES TEAM UP
FOR “CON OF DARKNESS”
Special Event company A-List Communications brings eOne, IFC Midnight, and MPI Dark Sky Films, Along with Dreadcentral.com The Haunted Hotel, Femmes Fatales and Shocktillyoudrop.com together to co-host its annual Genre Party Friday July 19 during Comic-Con International San Diego
Film, Show and Online Casts Join the Event!
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 8, 2013 – Seven-plus North American entertainment properties leading in horror, thriller and suspense content are joining forces to celebrate genre entertainment at this year’s Comic-Con by hosting “Con of Darkness,” an evening genre-party saluting Comic-Con fans and industry insiders alike. This invitation-only party takes place Friday, July 19, at San Diego’s gothic-inspired Voyeur nightclub from 8-11 PM PDT. The event is produced by veteran production and communications agency, A-List Communications who successfully produced last year’s horror genre event.
Dark Sky Films, who is releasing “Frankenstein’s Army” on July 26th; IFC horror imprint IFC Midnight who is promoting “Maniac” (starring Elijah Wood), “Room 237”, “Antiviral” and “Errors of The Human Body” this Comic-Con; Entertainment One (eOne), horror-centric website, DreadCentral.com; The Haunted Hotel; Femmes Fatales; and Shocktillyoudrop.com all will co-sponsor the event along with other partnerships soon to be announced. Event producer David Manning of A-List Communications says, “It’s rare in the genre universe to have this number of properties join forces to entertain and honor their fans and colleagues. This unique partnership enables a really diverse array of visuals and entertainment for guests to enjoy.”
“Con of Darkness” guests will experience an interactive event replete with spectacular visuals from all event partners; a VIP suite decked out by Dark Sky Films; music spun by a surprise special guest DJ; go-ghoul dancers; entertainment and customized refreshments. Food will be appropriate to the occasion; party guests can expect to suck, er, snack on:
· Bloody Fingers: Mozzarella sticks with marinara
· Puking Pumpkin or Melon: Guacamole and chips
· Eyeball Skewers: Grapes and melon balls in a honey-lime dressing
· Oozing Meat Balls: Open-faced meatball sliders on a skewer with tomato ketchup
· Intestines on a bun: Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with spicy beet sauce
· Shattered Glass Cupcakes and raspberry blood
Attendance is by invitation only with many celebrity guests expected to attend. However, access to a number of lucky Comic-Con fans will be available through social media giveaways by each of the partners.
About Dark Sky Films
Dark Sky Films is dedicated to the discovery, preservation and production of new and classic horror, sci-fi and cult films from around the world. Based in Chicago, Dark Sky Films is a wholly owned subsidiary of The MPI Media Group – one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs. The MPI/Dark Sky Films brand include Stake Land, Here Comes The Devil, Ti West’s House of The Devil and The Innkeepers, Adam Green’s Hatchet 2 and Hatchet 3, and the highly anticipated Frankenstein’s Army, which hits theaters on July 26th. Other films in production from Dark Sky include Late Phases and Starry Eyes. For more info: http://www.darkskyfilms.com/ or http://mpimedia.com/. Follow Dark Sky Films on Twitter @darkskyfilms.
About Entertainment One (eOne)
With offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and London, Entertainment One (eOne) is a leading international entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. eOne’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing.
About IFC Midnight
Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is the genre label of IFC Films, one of the leading foreign and independent film distributors. IFC Midnight offers the very best in international genre cinema, including horror, sci-fi, thrillers, erotic art-house, action and more. Its unique distribution model makes independent genre films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes. At this year’s Comic Con, IFC will be promoting Maniac (starring Elijah Wood), Room 237, Antiviral and Errors of The Human Body. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
Dread Central’s mission is “To crush our enemies, see them driven before us… and to hear the lamentation of their women!” Dread Central is the premier website for breaking news, original content and active community in the world of horror, covering movies, DVDs, games, collectibles, live events and music. If it’s got something to do with the dark and horrific, you’ll find it on Dread Central. Email email@example.com if you want to contact us.
“TEEN WOLF” RETURNS TO COMIC-CON FOR THE FOURTH YEAR AS PART OF “MTV GEEKEND”
“MTV Geekend” Also Includes First-Ever “MTV2 Party in the Park” in San Diego on Thursday, July 18 and One-Hour “Guy Code Honors” Special Airing
on MTV and MTV2 Sunday, July 21
MTV News’ Josh Horowitz and MTV Geek’s Steven Smith to Live Stream Exclusive News and Interviews with Fan Favorite Celebrities All Weekend
New York, NY (June 24, 2013) – MTV will be geeking out from Comic-Con International in San Diego all weekend long, beginning on Thursday, July 18 with the highly-anticipated return of a “Teen Wolf” panel featuring all five series regulars and new cast members who play the twin Alpha werewolves, Max and Charlie Carver. Additionally, the network, along with MTV2, MTV News and MTV Geek will be on the ground at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, for the first-ever “MTV2 Party in the Park.” Open to all Comic-Con badge holders, the July 18 event celebrating the die-hard fans in attendance at Comic-Con will feature live music performances, free food and drinks and the taping of “Guy Code Honors,” a one-hour special starring the casts of “Teen Wolf” and MTV2’s “Guy Code” that premieres Sunday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and MTV2.
The complete schedule for “MTV Geekend” on-air programming will include the following:
“Guy Code Honors” (Airs Sunday, July 21, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT): The cast of MTV2’s hit show “Guy Code” geeks out for one special night, saluting the best movies and TV shows that wowed the inner sci-fi, thriller and fantasy fans in all of us this past year, while looking ahead to the titles destined for greatness in the year to come. Filmed from San Diego during the MTV2 “Party in the Park,” the hour-long special will feature performances, celebrity appearances and advance looks at major upcoming films, all while “Guy Code” cast favorites Jon Gabrus, Jordan Carlos, Damien Lemon and Chris Distafano break down which movies, shows, actors, heroes and heroines rocked the hardest.
“MTV’s Comic-Con Live!” (Thursday July 18 through Sunday, July 21): MTV News’ Josh and MTV Geek’s Steven will anchor MTV’s live streaming coverage of Comic-Con all weekend long, delivering hourly exclusive reveals of fans’ favorite shows and most-anticipated movies. “MTV’s Comic-Con Live” will feature interviews with the biggest names in movies, TV, comics and video games, while including comprehensive reports from the panels, the floor, the press rooms and the streets. The coverage starts on Thursday July 18 and leads into “Guy Code Honors” on Sunday night. Be sure to keep it locked to Comic-Con.MTV.com for the schedule and updates.
The complete schedule for on-the-ground events during “MTV Geekend” at Comic-Con will include the following:
“Teen Wolf” Comic-Con Panel (Thursday, July 18): “Teen Wolf” cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden, Daniel Sharman, Max Carver, Charlie Carver and Executive Producer Jeff Davis are taking Comic-Con by storm again, and giving fans an exclusive first-look at an all-new trailer, along with the latest scoop from season three during the Q&A session. Jarett Wieselman, Editorial Director of ET Online, will moderate the panel. The panel location and exact time will be announced at a later date. “Teen Wolf” airs Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
“MTV2 Party in the Park” (Thursday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. PT): The first-ever “MTV2 Party in the Park” will celebrate the fans at Comic-Con, paying tribute to them and honoring them with access to the hottest live musical performances, along with free food and drinks. It all takes place Thursday, July 18 at Petco Park from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. PT. Performers will be announced at a later date.
“MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE!” (Friday, July 19): Join MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel for the 2nd annual “MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE!,” a live pitch competition between three of the top creators in the business. Last year’s winner David Petersen (Mouse Guard) will be back to defend his crown against two new challengers. Creators are presented with a topic just a few weeks out from the convention and then develop original pitches that the fans vote on to determine the winner!
MTV Comics Premieres Graphic Novel “The Gloom”: The first graphic novel from MTV Comics premieres at Comic-Con! From acclaimed writer Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Starship Troopers), and artist Dan Boultwood via Arcana Studios, comes the adventures of “The Gloom!” In 1940s Manhattan the vigilante The Gloom is America’s last line of defense against the Nazis, classic pulp heroism, and common sense! Tony Lee will be signing copies of “The Gloom” at Arcana’s booth #2415.
“Teen Wolf” was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”) who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”), Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), René Echevarria (“Medium,” “Castle”), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. Justin Levy is the MTV executives in charge of production. The series is a co-production with, and distributed by, MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.
**RODDENBERRY ENTERTAINMENT RETURNS TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO**
The Name That Created Star Trek Brings You Exclusive Merchandise and Previews Available at Booth #2543 – Plus a Roddenberry Panel Discussion
BOOTH #2543 – July 18 – 21, 2013
Visit Booth #2543 throughout the four day event, on the floor of Comic-Con International: San Diego for sneak peeks at WORTH, a new graphic novel from Roddenberry Entertainment and Arcana (limited copies of the first chapter will be available as an exclusive release), the Trek Nation Special Edition double disc DVD set to release on tomorrow, July 9th and much more!
PANEL: RODDENBERRY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS – July 20, 2013 3pm-4pm
Panel Room 25ABC
Stop by the panel, room 25ABC, for a 1 hour panel presentation from the company that brought the world Star Trek. Panel attendees will have the chance to take home a one-of-a-kind Trek Nation iPad mini along with a free digital copy of the film! Copies of the Special Edition DVD will also be given away along with other amazing prizes.
Also attached please find recent announcements regarding the release of Trek Nation Special Edition DVD and WORTH.
About Roddenberry Entertainment:
Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek. Roddenberry Entertainment continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful explorations of humanity.
SHOUT! FACTORY SOARS INTO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2013
WITH LEADING POP CULTURE BRANDS, EXCITING HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINES,
SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS, ENGAGING FAN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES,
AND A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SCREAM FACTORY™ PANEL EVENT
SCREAM FACTORY™ IN THE BLOODY FLESH TO TAKE CENTER STAGE
Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International once again to ignite fans of all ages with a robust lineup, featuring a special panel event, five film screenings, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items, prize sweepstakes, surprise star appearances and engaging fan interactive activities. Moreover, Shout! Factory invites fans and convention attendees to join in on the excitement surrounding Shout’s 10th anniversary celebration at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor. Fan-favorite screen icons and comics legend scheduled to attend this incredible pop culture gathering with Shout! Factory include: Adrienne Barbeau, Len Wein, The Aquabats, and other notables. Shout’s resident geek guru Brian Ward, and Scream Factory’s resident horror aficionados Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan will be on-hand for meet and greets.
Thrilling suspense and frights in full-throttle! If your idea of fun is reliving some of the most enthralling horror cult classics, loyal fans and movie buffs will not want to miss this year’s panel event : SCREAM FACTORY™ IN THE BLOODY FLESH! on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM (Room 24ABC). Launched in 2012, Shout’s Scream Factory™ entertainment series, devoted to fan-favorite retro horror and sci-fi films, has taken on a life of its own. With classic titles such as They Live, The Howling and Lifeforce already out, Scream Factory™ is just the place for horror fans. Join Cliff MacMillan (Scream Factory DVD Producer) and Jeff Nelson (Scream Factory Marketing Director) as they take you behind the scenes, introduce exclusive footage, and announce future releases. Also featured is special “Scream Queen” guest actress Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), to coincide with the collector’s edition releases of John Carpenter’s The Fog and Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing. The panel will be moderated by Sean Clark (host, Horror’s Hallowed Grounds).
Shout! Factory makes its mark at Comic-Con with Power Rangers photo booth, numerous Comic-Con exclusives and five special film screenings of upcoming releases and popular cult classic hits from Shout’s diverse cinema library. This year’s compelling screening lineup includes visionary director Luc Besson’s THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC, Matthias Hoene’s zombie apocalypse comedy feature COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES, fan favorite cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, L.Q. Jones’ sci-fi classic A BOY AND HIS DOG, and super hero action classic CAPTAIN AMERICA starring Matt Salinger.
Putting the Pop in Your Culture at Shout! Factory Booth #4248
It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without a visit to the Shout! Factory booth. Poised to whet the appetites of Comic-Con attendees and pop-culture enthusiasts, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan-driven product lines, along with VIP guest appearances, fan interactive activities, giveaways and much more! The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout’s booth, is back at Comic-Con this year with a pedigree of exclusives and upcoming home entertainment offerings, including: My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Power Rangers Seasons Four-Seven, Beetlejuice: The Complete Series, Marvel Knights Animation Wolverine: Origin, Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXVII, Scream Factory Presents The Fog Collector’s Edition, Swamp Thing Collector’s Edition, and The Incredible Melting Man!
For continuing updates on Shout! Factory’s Comic-Con activities and news, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #SDCC13 and the studio’s official Facebook page. Can’t make it to the convention this year? Follow along on ShoutFactory.com/SDCC13 to get the scoop on real-time announcements, in-booth activities, event schedules and more from the conventional floor.
SCHEDULE OF SHOUT! FACTORY EVENTS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2013
PANEL, FILM SCREENINGS, IN-BOOTH ACTIVITIES, VIP APPEARANCES AND MORE!
Preliminary schedule. * Additional VIP and surprised guest appearances will be announced next few weeks.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Shout! Factory invites fans to celebrate its 10th Anniversary at Shout! booth #4248. Stop by for a Free 10th Anniv. tote bag.
Power Rangers festivity at the booth and much more!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
1:00 PM Meet The Aquabats! at Shout! Factory booth #4248
Special signing for The Aquabats! Super Show! Season One DVD
3:00 PM Power Rangers festivity at Shout! Factory booth #4248
6:15 PM Special Film Screening of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: The Movie
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D
9:00 PM Special Film Screening of CAPTAIN AMERICA (1990)
Location: Convention Center Screening Room
11:00 PM Special Film Screening of L.Q. Jones’ A BOY AND HIS DOG
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D
Friday, July 19, 2013
4:30 PM- 5:30 PM Special Appearance and Signing Event with legendary comics creator Len Wein (Swamp Thing, Wolverine) and screen icon Adrienne Barbeau for signings of the latest releases from Scream Factory home entertainment series SWAMP THING Collector’s Edition and THE FOG Collector’s Edition.
6:30PM SCREAM FACTORY™ IN THE BLOODY FLESH! panel event
Location: Room 24ABC, Convention Center
7:00 PM Special Film Screening of LUC BESSON’S THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D
Saturday, July 20, 2013
8:00 PM Special Film Screening of COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES
Directed by Matthias Hoene and written by James Moran
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D
Sunday, July 21, 2013
10:30 AM Power Rangers festivity at Shout! Factory booth #4248
SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#4248) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
UNLEASH YOUR INNER POWER RANGER PHOTO KIOSK
If you have always dreamed of being part of the Power Rangers force, here is your chance!
In celebration of Power Rangers 20th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, will feature an interactive photo kiosk that gives you a chance to join the action. Get your photo taken with vintage Power Rangers props! Savor the moment with a photograph of your own. You’ll get a printed photo and can pick-up a digital copy online to easily share with your friends.
Come by to get your very own MY LITTLE PONY PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE crown!
MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS is coming to Blu-ray (Blu-ray, DVD + digital copy) combo and on DVD in the US and Canada on August 6th from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
· As part of Shout! Factory’s multifaceted celebration surrounding its 10th anniversary, Shout! is providing fans limited-edition, Shout! 10th Anniversary canvas tote bags on preview night and as a gift-with-purchase (Thursday through Sunday). With thousands of fans flocking to the Shout! Factory booth on the convention floor every year, this commemorative tote bag is only available while supplies last.
· Collectible SCREAM FACTORY™ Button Pack
SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS PRESENTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY AT COMIC-CON
LUC BESSON’S THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC (Friday, July 19 at 7 PM, Marriott Marquis Marina)
Journey into an awe-inspiring world of action fantasy and visual wonder with popular French comics heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec as she leaps from the pages to the screen! Directed and produced by world-renowned filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) and adapted from Eisner Award winner Jacques Tardi’s celebrated French classic comic book series, THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC features a stellar cast of Louise Bourgoin (Anne Fontaine’s The Girl From Monaco), Mathieu Amalric (Quantum Of Solace), Gilles Lellouche (Love Me If You Dare), Jean-Paul Rouve (La Vie En Rose), and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Diving Bell And The Butterfly).
The year is 1912. This is the story of a intrepid young reporter Adèle Blanc-Sec and her quest for the power of life over death. Her journey takes her to distant lands to face many dangers beneath the sands. She will go to any length to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile in Paris, a 136 million-year-old pterodactyl egg on display in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the creature subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies. But nothing fazes Adele Blanc-Sec whose adventures include many more extraordinary surprises…
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADÈLE BLANC-SEC arrives August 13, 2013 on DVD and on two-disc BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp.
Click to watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAhmCHnNcWs
COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES (Saturday, July 20 at 8 PM, Marriott Marquis Marina)
Directed by Matthias Hoene and written by James Moran (Torchwood, Severance), COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES boasts an impressive British cast of Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Honor Blackman (Goldfinger, Doctor Who), Georgia King (The New Normal), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness, Lead Balloon), Jack Doolan (The Green Green Grass), Dudley Sutton (Lovejoy) and Richard Briers (The Good Life).
The Bow Bells Care Home is under threat and the McGuire’s – Andy, Terry, and Katy – need to find some way to keep their grandfather and his friends in the East End, where they belong. But, when you’re robbing a bank, zombie invasions make things a lot harder. And let’s face it, they need all the help they can get when their bank-robbing experts turn out to be Mental Mickey and Davey Tuppance. As contractors to an East London building site unlock a 350-year old vault full of seriously hungry zombies, the East End has suddenly gone to hell and the Cockney way of life is under threat. Equipped with all the guns and ammo they can carry, it’s up to the gang to save the hostages, their grandfather, and East London from zombie Armageddon.
COCKEYS VS. ZOMBIES will be released simultaneously in theaters and day-and-date on VOD Friday, August 2, 2013.
Click to watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hxl1f5zNXI
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE (Thursday, July 18 at 6:15 PM at Marriott Marquis Marina)
After six seasons of sublime, nerdy fun on television, the cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 took to the big screen in 1996 for its deliriously funny takedown of the 1955 alien invasion epic This Island Earth.
Evil scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester explains the premise at the start: in his quest for world domination, he devises a scheme to subject the human race to the worst movies ever made. He tests his plan on Mike Nelson, the sole human aboard an Earth-orbiting space station known as the Satellite of Love. But our hero and his two robot sidekicks turn a lemon into a much funnier lemon by showering This Island Earth with wisecracks, ridicule and general silliness. The human race may never be rid of cheesy movies, but when the critics are this nutty, who cares?
Starring Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon; Based on the television series by Joel Hodgson; Produced and directed by Jim Mallon. Shout! Factory will release MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combo pack on September 3, 2013.
A BOY AND HIS DOG (Thursday, July 18 at 11 PM at Marriott Marquis Marina)
Directed by L.Q. Jones and based on the award-winning novella by acclaimed science-fiction author Harlan Ellison, A Boy And His Dog is a dark and often wickedly funny trip through a post-apocalyptic world, where the friendship between a boy and his dog is the only currency that matters
World War IV lasted only five days but has ravaged Earth, leaving its survivors to battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic wasteland. This celebrated sci-fi tale follows the exploits of Vic (Don Johnson) and his sardonic telepathic dog, Blood, as they struggle through the barren wilderness in search of food and women. In the midst of their meager existence, Vic and Blood encounter Quilla June (Susanne Benton), a dubious young woman who lures them into a surreal city deep beneath the Earth’s surface. Initially elated to find a colony of survivors, Vic and Blood quickly learn this city is not what it seems.
Winner of the 1976 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, A Boy And His Dog stars Don Johnson, Susan Benton and Alvy Moore; produced by Alvy Moore; Written for the screen and directed by L.Q. Jones.
On August, 6th, 2013 Shout! Factory will debut this off-beat cult film classic for the first time on Blu-ray.
CAPTAIN AMERICA 1990 Action Super Hero Movie Classic (Thursday, July 18 at 9PM at the Convention Center screening room)
A film by Albert Pyun and starring Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Michael Nouri and Scott Paulin
Long ago, Steve Rogers (Matt Salinger) was a true American hero, a brave super soldier created by scientists to help the Allied Forces fight for freedom in World War II. But during a battle with the sinister Red Skull (Scott Paulin), he was lost, entombed in ice. Decades later, his body has been found and revived and Steve must again don the mantle of Captain America to help save the President of the United States (Ronny Cox) — and the world — from his arch-nemesis once and for all.
CAPTAIN AMERICA Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ is available now from Shout! Factory.