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Off The Shelf – Episode 108 – November 2016 Blu-ray Releases

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the first three weeks of November, 2016.

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November 1st

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Battle of the Sexes Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze I Wake Up Screaming Neighbors Star Trek Beyond Stripes: Theatrical Cut

November 8th

Bubba Ho-Tep Daredevil: The Complete First Season I, the Jury Lone Wolf and Cub Private Property

November 15th

Akira Kurosawas Dreams Better Call Saul: Season 2 Boomerang Breathless Citizen Kane: 75th Anniversary Coffee & Cigarettes Cry of the City Dead Ringers Death Of A Salesman Finding Dory Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season Hannie Caulder J’Accuse The Jungle Book Macbeth Punch-Drunk Love Star Trek Animated Time After Time Credits Ryan Gallagher (Twitter / Website / Wish List) Brian Saur (Twitter / Website / Instagram / Wish
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The 20 upcoming films of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Rob Leane Simon Brew Mar 16, 2017

Dwayne Johnson has three films coming in 2017. And now, he's got three films coming in 2018 too...

Got a movie you’re trying to make? Why not put Dwayne Johnson in it? It’s what everyone else seems to be doing, and it’s bound to earn you a fervent flurry of publicity. The man who it may not be acceptable to call ‘The Rock’ anymore has a whopping 19 films on his slate at the moment (it's gone down, given that Moana is now in cinemas), though, so he may struggle to fit you in. But is there a movie star who's working harder right now? Just check this lot out...

The Definites Baywatch

Currently in post-production, the cinematic Baywatch revival is another example of The Rock being injected in to bring new life to an established franchise (see: Fast & Furious, The Mummy, G.I. Joe and
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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller,
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Search: The Complete Series Available From Warner Archive Collection

The Warner Archive Collection is really starting to put out some great DVDs that feature titles you aren’t going to find anywhere else, and the latest to be made available is Search. A massively fun show from the early 70s, Search starred Hugh O’Brian, Doug McClure, and Tony Franciosa, and was (although I’m testing my memory) a show that pulled great tech ideas into the espionage drama realm, at a point when some of the ideas were practically sci-fi.

The complete series is available now, and it’s a lost classic that deserves a look. Unfortunately, it’s hard to get a taste of it to know if you’re interested in buying, but for those who remember the series, this is a real treat.

Catch the full info below, and don’t let this one escape your notice.

Look no further: You can now find Search
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Shane Black to direct Doc Savage

With his latest film raking in the cash worldwide, Shane Black has wasted little time lining up his next project, with the Iron Man 3 director set to swap the comic book superhero Tony Stark for the pulp adventurer Doc Savage. We've known for a while that Black was developing a script for the project, which he has co-written with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, and now Sony has announced that he's eyeing the project as his next directorial effort.

Created by Henry W. Ralston and John L. Nanovic, Doc Savage became one of the most popular pulp characters of the 1930s and 1940s before branching out into radio, film, television and comic books. A scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher, Clark Savage, Jr. possesses genius-level intellect and near superhuman abilities thanks to years of training, and puts his skills to good use punishing evil around the globe. He
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Ron Ely Talks Tarzan, Doc Savage and Heroes

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In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely.

From television’s Tarzan to the big screen’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, Ely’s 6-foot-4-inch muscular frame made the scenery cower when he stepped before a camera.

The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the

spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant.

Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation’s TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the

aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
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Ron Ely Talks Tarzan and Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

Ron Ely Talks Tarzan and Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely. From television's Tarzan to the big Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, Ron Ely's 6-foot-4-inch muscular frame made the scenery cower when he stepped before a camera.

The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ron Ely's best-loved roles back into the spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant (clickHere).

Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation's TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the aforementioned Mr. Ron Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
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Ron Ely Discusses Tarzan And Doc Savage For Warner Archive Collection Releases

In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely. From television’s Tarzan to the big screen’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, Ely’s 6-foot-4-inch muscular frame made the scenery cower when he stepped before a camera. The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant. Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation’s TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
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Exclusive Portrait: Michael Berryman of Original ‘The Hills Have Eyes’

Chicago – It is a horror movie image that is immediately recognizable. Michael Berryman portrayed “Pluto” in Wes Craven’s renown 1977 film, “The Hills Have Eyes,” and even the poster image evokes a memory of his distinctive look. Berryman made an appearance last November at the Days of the Dead Horror Convention in Chicagoland.

Part of Berryman’s unique look is due to rare genetic disorder he was born with called Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, which prevents the development of fingernails, teeth and sweat glands. He got his start in the movies in 1975 with “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Two years later he appeared in Craven’s “The Hills Have Eyes” and solidified his niche in cinema history. Over the years, he has appeared in “The Hills Have Eyes Part II” (1984), “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986), “Evil Spirits” (1990), “Spy Hard” (1996) and “The
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More Horror Exclusive: Interview with Michael Berryman

Interviewed by Michael Juvinall, More Horror.com

Michael Berryman is a name that you might not be familiar with, but believe me; horror fans will definitely know his face. Berryman has such a distinctive appearance due to a genetic condition at birth that prevents him from growing hair, fingernails, sweat glands, or teeth. Whereas some people might call his condition a handicap, Berryman has turned his physical appearance into a career playing bad guys, mutants, monsters, and all sorts of evil characters.

Berryman appeared in the Oscar winning film One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), but is best known for his role as “Pluto” in Wes Craven’s seminal film, The Hills Have Eyes (1977) and the sequel The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (1984). Berryman has appeared in over 60 films and a career that has spanned almost 40 years as an actor. Coming up in 2013, Berryman has no less than eight
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Columbia Pictures picks up Doc Savage, with Shane Black set to direct

The Man Of Bronze is getting buffed and polished for a 21st century return to the big screen.

Back in October we heard the first rumblings of a new Doc Savage movie to be written by Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black, who was also in the running to direct the feature.

Variety now confirms that Black will direct the film from a screenplay he is penning with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry, while Neal Moritz will produce.

Columbia co-president Matt Tolmach said: "Doc Savage is an icon, a character with limitless possibilities. We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character of the era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team to bring Doc Savage back to the big screen."

Black made his directing debut with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2005.

Doc Savage,
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Shane Black to Direct Doc Savage Adaptation

According to Variety, Columbia Pictures' live-action adaptation of the classic pulp action hero Doc Savage is moving forward with Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) in the director's chair. Black has a string of high-profile screenwriting credits to his name, including the original Lethal Weapon, but his one and only turn as a director, 2005's Neo Noir Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, tanked at the box office.

Black was originally attached to the as-yet-untitled Doc Savage feature as the writer of the screenplay only, but has since brought in the writing team of Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry to assist with the script. Producer Neal Moritz (Fast and Furious) is producing through his Original Film production company for Sony/Columbia.

The character of Doc Savage, also known as the "Man of Bronze," first appeared in Doc Savage Magazine in 1933 and was wildly popular throughout the '30s and '40s in magazines,
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Shane Black is directing Doc Savage

It looks like there's still hope that one day we'll see a new Doc Savage movie. The name of that ray of new hope is Lethal Weapon screenwriter-turned-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black. He's just been attached to helm the Doc Savage movie that's set up at Columbia Pictures.

Producing is Fast and Furious frontman Neal H. Moritz from a script that Black is writing with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. "Doc Savage is a character with limitless possibilities," Matt Tolmach, Columbia's co-president, told Variety. "We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character from that era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team to bring Doc Savage back to the big screen."

Doc Savage made his debut in the pages of his own magazine in March 1933. Raised from his youth to be a world-class fighter,
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Shane Black Directing New 'Doc Savage' Film

Screenwriter Shane Black, who first made a name for himself with Lethal Weapon, has been hired by Columbia Pictures to direct Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, based on the hero who appeared in pulp novels, films and comic books during the 1930s and 1940s.

Black will direct from a screenplay he is writing with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. Neal Moritz will produce through his Sony-based Original Film.

"Doc Savage" was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street and Smith Publications, with additional material contributed by the series' main writer, Lester Dent.

"Doc Savage is an icon, a character with limitless possibilities," said Columbia co-president Matt Tolmach, "We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character of the era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team
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Star Trek Writers Are Not Producing Doc Savage

Contrary to our previous report that Star Trek screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman would be producing an adaptation of Doc Savage written by Lethal Weapon and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Shane Black, it looks like Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur (The Green Hornet) are producing it instead.

AICN originally named Orci and Kurtzman as the producers, while Collider pointed out the error, maintaining that the rest of the original report is true. Doc Savage will be penned by Black, who may direct, and the movie will take place in the 1930s instead of being updated for modern times.

Whoever produces Doc Savage, we can't wait to see the pulp world's first physician/surgeon/scientist/adventurer/inventor/explorer/researcher/musician in a better movie than 1975's camp classic Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.

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Star Trek duo hire Lethal Weapon writer for new Doc Savage movie

Pulp hero Doc Savage is heading back to the big screen.

Ain't It Cool News has reported that Shane Black, writer of the Lethal Weapon films, is penning the script for the project.

Black revealed the movie is being produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, whose credits include TV shows Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Fringe and the films The Legend of Zorro, Mission Impossible III, Transformers and Star Trek.

He also told the site he would stay true to the original 30s setting of the character and would include sidekicks The Fabulous Five.

It will be an original story and he is preparing to start work on the screenplay, he said.

Doc Savage, created in 1933 for Street and Smith Publications by writer Lester Dent, publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic, first appeared in pulp magazines.

The adventurer was later adapted into a radio series,
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Shane Black to Pen Doc Savage Movie for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

Well this sounds promising. It seems that 1930s pulp hero Doc Savage is in the process of getting a brand new feature film, one that's being produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman of Transformers/Star Trek/Fringe fame. No word on whether or not their buddy J.J. Abrams may have his hand in it as well, but apparently the screenwriter will be none other than Lethal Weapon scripter Shane Black. The scoop comes courtesy of Harry Knowles over at Ain't It Cool News [1], who ran into Black at a friend's birthday party and persuaded him to reveal what he was currently working on. Doc Savage was a popular character in American pulp magazines in the '30s and '40s, who later resurfaced in paperback novels from the '60s through to the 1990s. He was a jack of all trades, an adventurer with top physical and mental capabilities
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Shane Black is Writing the Doc Savage Movie

News from over the weekend is that Shane Black says he’s currently preparing to write a script for a “Doc Savage” movie, based on the pulp novels of Lester Dent and created by Henry W. Ralston and John L. Nanovic back in the good ol days of the ’30s and ’40s. There was a live-action movie based on the novels in 1975 called “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze” that I remember seeing, but the specifics of which escapes me, which probably means it wasn’t very memorable. Apparently that film wasn’t quite “true” to the original source material, which is something Black plans on correcting. Says AICN: However, I did inquire if they were modernizing the character. I asked this with dread in my belly, and Shane passed the test by saying the character can not be separated from the 30s. This is correct. Right now, he is preparing to write the script.
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Lethal Weapon Writer Penning Doc Savage Script

One of the few remaining legendary pulp fiction characters to receive a modern retelling may be headed to the big screen, courtesy of the wonder team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The successful writing team has managed to turn the stale Transformers cartoon and toy line into a blockbuster film franchise and successfully reinvented Star Trek for a new generation. Now there is talk that they plan on producing a live-action Doc Savage feature.

Originally published in Doc Savage Magazine in 1933, the "Man of Bronze" was a popular staple of the pulp magazines of the '30s and '40s and went on to appear in radio programs, comic books, and a poorly received 1975 feature film by George Pal. According to AICN, instead of writing the Doc Savage screenplay themselves, Orci and Kurtzman have hired Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black to pen an original script, which is expected to
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