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Blu-ray Review – RoboCop 3: Collector’s Edition (1993)

25 March 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

RoboCop 3: Collector’s Edition, 1993.

Directed by Fred Dekker.

Starring Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, C.C.H. Pounder, Mako Iwamatsu, Robert DoQui, and Bruce Locke.

Synopsis:

Shout! Factory has released a Collector’s Edition of RoboCop 2, so it’s not a surprise that they did the same for the third installment, which ended the series with a whimper, rather than a bang. Fans, though, will appreciate the nice audio-visual presentation, as well as the included bonus features.

Sometimes a movie, no matter how successful it is, doesn’t really need a sequel. Or the filmmakers may end up exploring all their premise has to offer after two installments. Of course, such considerations bear just about zero weight in Hollywood, where every studio needs as many franchises as it can handle. And sometimes those movie franchise ends up like the fast food franchises that sell the same bland stuff to everyone. »

- Brad Cook

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'Samurai Jack': How the Cult Animated Series Finally Returned to TV

13 March 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Think back to 2001, when SpongeBob SquarePants reigned supreme on Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network was deep in the age of Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo — clever, talky animated shows who trafficked in wackiness and often took their storytelling cues from live-action sitcoms. Then along came a samurai named Jack: a laconic lone-wolf hero who uttered fewer words in a whole season than most toon characters spoke in a single episode. The creation of animator (and Dex-Lab veteran) Genndy Tartakovsky, this feudal-era Japanese prince was sucked into a »

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Samurai Jack Season 5 Review

4 March 2017 7:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Over twelve years have gone by since it left the air, but Samurai Jack is finally back. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s highly imaginative series took the animation world by storm when it debuted back in 2001 with a visual style that was equal parts anime and Frank Miller and ran the gamut of genre with pop culture influences ranging from Akira Kurosawa to Blade Runner.

The tale of a noble samurai trying to return to the past so he may destroy the demon Aku and prevent the world from falling under his rule ran for four seasons before ending in 2004. Season 5 will reflect the show’s elongated absence by moving fifty years into the future, where every time portal has been destroyed and a weathered Samurai Jack (Phil Lamarr) has stopped aging.

The series’ signature split screen presentation is kept intact for this upcoming season. »

- Joseph Hernandez

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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer: Cartoon Network’s Cult Series Returns For a Final Season

6 February 2017 11:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The original run of Cartoon Network’s cult series “Samurai Jack” ended in September, 2004 after airing 52 episodes over four seasons. Now, 13 years later, Cartoon Network and creator/executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky are reviving the series for a fifth and final season to bring Jack’s journey to an end. Watch a trailer for the upcoming revival series below.

Read More: ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Teaser Reveals the Return of the Long-Awaited Cartoon Network Cult Hit

The series followed a young samurai (Phil Lamaar) who is sent into the future by the evil shape-shifting demon Aku (Mako Iwamatsu) mere moments before defeating him with his father’s magical katana. Stuck in a dystopian future ruled by Aku with an iron fist, the samurai takes the name Jack and continues the fight against evil all the while trying to find a portal back to the past.

The 10-episode revival series will be set »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer: Cartoon Network’s Cult Series Returns For a Final Season

6 February 2017 11:47 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The original run of Cartoon Network’s cult series “Samurai Jack” ended in September, 2004 after airing 52 episodes over four seasons. Now, 13 years later, Cartoon Network and creator/executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky are reviving the series for a fifth and final season to bring Jack’s journey to an end. Watch a trailer for the upcoming revival series below.

Read More: ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Teaser Reveals the Return of the Long-Awaited Cartoon Network Cult Hit

The series followed a young samurai (Phil Lamaar) who is sent into the future by the evil shape-shifting demon Aku (Mako Iwamatsu) mere moments before defeating him with his father’s magical katana. Stuck in a dystopian future ruled by Aku with an iron fist, the samurai takes the name Jack and continues the fight against evil all the while trying to find a portal back to the past.

The 10-episode revival series will be set »

- Vikram Murthi

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