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Gotham By Gaslight Blu-Ray Release Date and Special Features Revealed

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With a trailer to give fans a look at the upcoming Elseworlds animated Batman adventure, WB Animation has announced when fans will be able to get the Gotham By Gaslight blu-ray, along with all the special features coming with it. Come inside for all the details!

DC's Animated films are almost always a lot of fun to watch. Some of my favorites, however, are the ones that eschew the Animated Universe continuinty in favor of something different (like Gods and Monsters). As such, I'm really excited to see how Batman: Gotham By Gaslight turns out. It sees a different Batman take on Jack the Ripper in a turn of the century Gotham.

It's a neat concept, and worked great in the comics. Let's just hope the same magic works in the animated film when it releases on February 6, 2018:

The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life
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Dark Universe: the undignified death of a cinematic universe

Ryan Lambie Nov 14, 2017

It's fair to say that The Mummy didn't ignite the multi-movie franchise expected of it. We look at the death of the Dark Universe...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy.

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For some, The Mummy's marketing campaign began not with a bang, but a squeaky Tom Cruise scream. In December 2016, an unfinished trailer for the then-forthcoming film appeared online, and soon went viral: lacking music and proper sound effects, the promo's otherwise dramatic visuals suddenly seemed comically threadbare. A violent plane crash unfolded with only a few chunks of dialogue and an amusing yelp from co-star Annabelle Wallis; Tom Cruise stumbled about in zero-gravity with only a few apologetic 'oofs' and 'eeks' for company.

Steps were taken to have the leaked trailer removed, but as is the way of the web,
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God of War gets a Paris Games Week trailer

A new trailer for the PlayStation exclusive God of War has been unveiled at Paris Games Week. The trailer gives us a brief look at some gameplay for the highly anticipated release, and we have it for you here; check it out…

It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created…

His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of the Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…and teach his son to do the same.

As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn his respect,
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October 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Rawhead Rex, Wes Craven’s Summer Of Fear, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Criterion Collection

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With Halloween only two weeks away now, that means we have another killer batch of home entertainment releases arriving this Tuesday, primed to get everyone in the mood for the macabre. Cult film lovers should get those wallets ready, as Kino Lorber is keeping busy with The Terror Within II, Revenge of the Dead, and a 4K special edition of RawHead Rex, too.

For those who still venture out into the real world to make their media purchases, Target has the exclusive on season one of Stranger Things that comes in nifty retro packaging, and Criterion has put together a stellar Blu for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Other notable releases for October 17th include American Gods: Season One, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear, Red Christmas, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Honor Farm, and Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection.

American Gods: Season One (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)

When
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Bill Condon on ‘Dreamgirls’ Extended Edition, a Theatrical Release, ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ and More

  • Collider.com
Filmmaker Bill Condon has had a versatile career. He broke out big with his 1998 drama Gods and Monsters, for which he won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, and he went on to direct the unique biopic Kinsey, but Condon is a passionate musical fan at heart, and his 2006 adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls proved he could handle a big budget, big stars, and big musical numbers. While he has since gone on to find success directing movies like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Part 2 as well as this year's box office smash Beauty …
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Bill Condon on How His ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Subverts and Honors the Original

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With the insanity of The Mummy behind them, Universal's Dark Universe is forging ahead and the next monster movie on the docket is shaping up to be a much more classical affair. Beauty and the Beast and Dreamgirls director Bill Condon is set to helm a new spin on Bride of Frankenstein and it marks something of a genre homecoming for the filmmaker who won an Oscar for his Gods and Monsters screenplay, which explored the final days of Frankenstein director James Whale. With Bride of Frankenstein, Condon is once again returning to the legacy of the filmmaker and …
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Composer Carter Burwell’s Goodbye Christopher Robin Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD Drops on October 27

Sony Classical announces the release of Goodbye Christopher Robin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Carter Burwell.

The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 13 and on CD on October 27, 2017. The film will be released in the Us on October 13, 2017.

Pre-order here.

Goodbye Christopher Robin is directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold) and will be released in Us theaters by Fox Searchlight Pictures on October 13, 2017.

Carter Burwell said about the score:

“One of the riskier decisions Simon Curtis and I made with the score was to withhold the main theme until the middle of the film, when A. A. Milne begins to write and his friend Ernest Shepard begins to illustrate “Winnie The Pooh”. We did this to make that moment especially noteworthy, to make it the turning point of the story. Before that point, the music plays
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"The Vampire Diaries: Gods and Monsters'

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Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode "Gods and Monsters", written by Brian Young and directed by Michael Allowitz, that aired May 13, 2016 on The CW:

"...despite their best efforts to help 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) through the harrowing predicament she now faces, 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder), 'Enzo' (Michael Malarkey) and 'Caroline' (Candice King) realize their options are running out and drastic measures need to be taken.

"With their only chance of saving their friend lying inside the 'Armory', 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) breaks the news to Caroline that they may need help from an unlikely source – her and the twin daughters of 'Alaric'.

"Elsewhere,' Enzo' (Michael Malarkey) keeps Bonnie preoccupied by bringing her back to their cabin but when his plan takes an unexpected turn, it’ll be up to Damon to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his closest friends..."

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DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection coming from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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All 30 Animated Films in Enduring Franchise Plus All-New Special Features Included in Box Set

Burbank, CA (June 28, 2017) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment celebrate a decade of heroic animation with the release of the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, a comprehensive box set of all 30 films, 5 animated shorts, new special features and exclusive collectible items coming November 7, 2017 to Blu-ray™. The entire 30-film set will also be available on Digital starting August 15, 2017.

Launched in 2007 with the landmark release of Superman Doomsday, the DC Universe Original Movies are based on or inspired by storylines and/or characters from within the ever-expanding DC library. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the stories range from films based upon iconic DC Super Hero stories (Superman Doomsday,
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Watch the God of War gameplay footage from E3

During Sony’s E3 presented , an extended story and gameplay focused trailer for the hotly anticipated PlayStation exclusive God of War took center stage. The footage showcases revamped combat, explores the central premise between Kratos and his son, and shows off numerous Norse mythology inspired enemies, including teasing a highly impressive massive serpent boss battle. Check out the trailer here…

It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created…

His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of the Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…
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The Mummy Director Isn’t Worried About The Poor Reception

The Mummy, Universal and Alex Kurtzman’s star-studded reboot that hit theatres this week, is hoping to kick off a brand new franchise for the studio. Its name? Dark Universe, an interwoven collection of creature features that will, through time, bring together the likes of The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster, among others. Dead Men Tell No Tales duo Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem will play each of those iconic monsters, respectively, but in the case of The Mummy, Kingsman breakout Sofia Boutella has been crowned Princess Ahmanet.

Once in line to become a Pharaoh, Boutella’s goddess is robbed of her right to rule by her deceitful father and buried alive within the catacombs of Egypt. Fast forward to the present day and it’s Tom Cruise’s military man Nick Morton who stumbles upon said crypt, before accidentally unleashing an otherworldly terror of biblical proportions. While that
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Top Monsters In The Movies

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Scary films and monster movies are not only meant for the month of October, and this summer’s selection is proof – It, Annabelle: Creation, It Comes At Night and The Mummy.

The evolution of creature technology and the fundamental role technology have played a huge part in shaping monster movies.

From the evolution of creature technology beginning with King Kong (1933), Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954), Horror Of Dracula (1958), One Million Years B.C. (1966), Planet Of The Apes (1968), The Exorcist (1973), An American Werewolf In London (1981) and Aliens (1986) through the digital age of Jurassic Park (1993), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and King Kong (2005), audiences love the monsters that grace the silver screen.

In honor of Universal’s The Mummy, opening in theaters this Friday June 9th, we decided to look back at one of our lists of those creepy, loveable characters that fill our dreams and
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Alex Kurtzman interview: The Mummy, Transformers

Matt Edwards Jun 5, 2017

Alex Kurtzman chats to us about The Mummy, Univeral's Dark Universe of films, and writing for Michael Bay.

The Mummy (2017) is directed by Alex Kurtzman. We were interested enough in chatting to the director of The Mummy, but Kurtzman has a fascinating CV, having worked on several high profile films and TV series as a writer and producer with Roberto Orci, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek (2009), Fringe and the first two Michael Bay Transformers movies.

Den of Geek sat down with Kurtzman to chat about his experience making The Mummy and the upcoming Dark Universe, the collection of linked Universal Monster movies that he’ll be working on, and what it was like to work with Michael Bay.

When did you come onto The Mummy?

The studio came to me, it’s got to be four or five years ago now, and asked if I
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"Bride Of Frankenstein" Updates

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Oscar winner Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters") is now confirmed to direct Universal's horror reboot " Bride Of Frankenstein", opening February 14, 2019, as part of  the studio's  'Dark Universe':

"...'Mary Shelley', author of 'Frankenstein', 'The Modern Prometheus', reveals to 'Percy Shelley' and 'Lord Byron' that 'Henry Frankenstein' and his 'Monster' did not die. Both lived, and went on to even stranger misadventures than before. 

"As Shelley's story unfolds, we see that Henry wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful life with his new bride.

"But his old professor, the now disgraced 'Dr. Pretorius', appears unexpectedly. 

"Eventually, he and the Monster blackmail Henry to build a 'friend' for his ghoulish creature..."

The original "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) was a sequel to Universal's "Frankenstein" (1931), both directed by James Whale.

Condon's "Gods and Monsters" (1998) focused on the final days of director Whale.

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Bride of Frankenstein Is Coming in 2019, Bill Condon Will Direct

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Bride of Frankenstein Is Coming in 2019, Bill Condon Will Direct
Universal is moving full steam ahead on their classic monster movie franchise, which they are officially calling "Dark Universe." The Mummy is set to kick off this new cinematic universe next month and we now know that the next movie to be included in this universe will be the Bride of Frankenstein remake. The studio also announced today that Oscar-winner Bill Condon will be directing the movie, which has been given a Valentine's Day release on February 14, 2019.

Universal delivered the news as part of a huge announcement about their Dark Universe, which looks like it is going to be a major priority for the studio over the next handful of years. Bill Condon had been rumored previously for the gig directing Bride of Frankenstein, but it has now been made official. Here's what the director had to say about it in a statement regarding the launch of Dark Universe.

"I'm
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Cannes: Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne Join Cast of ‘Hamlet Revenant’

Cannes: Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne Join Cast of ‘Hamlet Revenant’
Oscar-nominated actor Ian McKellen has joined the international cast of Ken McMullen’s “Hamlet Revenant,” which Danish sales company TrustNordisk has boarded for worldwide sales. Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne and “Gladiator” star Connie Nielsen have also been announced for the film, to be presented to buyers in Cannes.

An original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the film explores the violence and destructive instincts that haunt the human psyche through the story of a man caught in a vortex of revenge, doubt and madness. It is scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2017.

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard will head the international cast playing the Danish prince. The actor is best known for his lead role, opposite Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, in Nikolaj Arcel’s Oscar-nominated “A Royal Affair.” Newcomer Maria Boda is set to play Ophelia. The cast also includes French actors Lambert Wilson and Dominique Pinon and British actor Lex Shrapnel.
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'McKellen: Playing The Part' gets sales deal, first clip released

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Exclusive: Independent boards doc about the life and career of acting legend Ian McKellen.

London-based sales and production outfit Independent has boarded feature documentary McKellen: Playing The Part and will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes.

Watch an exclusive first clip below, or click here to watch on mobile.

Joe Stephenson (Chicken) is directing the feature about the life of revered English actor Ian McKellen, whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and has seen him Oscar nominated for roles in Gods And Monsters and The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring.

The film, which is based around an exclusive 14-hour interview with McKellen, will also feature archive material of the actor’s early work, and never-before-seen photography from McKellen’s private collection.

English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel has written music for the film, which also features the likes of Luke Evans, Frances Barber, Adam Brown, Scott Chambers, Milo Parker and [link
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Wish You Were Linked

Pajiba on the staggering popularity of Adam Sandler movies on Netflix

EW super cute unseen photos from the production of La La Land (it's on DVD very soon)

THR a Richard Gere profile on the new indie phase of his career and why he isn't in the big studio pictures anymore

i09 a tour of Marvel Studios with peeks at all six movies in various stages of production

The Guardian on the making of the wonderful British comedy Wish You Were Here (1987) for its 30th anniversary. God, Emily Lloyd was sensational in that. Remember her? The '87 Oscar Actress lineup was special but I still missed her there.

Tracking Board Bill Condon who did the James Whale biopic Gods and Monsters is in talks to direct Universal's remake of Whale's Bride of Frankenstein. Shouldn't he feel queasy about this as a fan? 

Awards Daily on the TV Drama Series Actress race.
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Beauty and the Beast director in talks for Bride of Frankenstein

Fresh from the box office success of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, it looks like director Bill Condon may have found his next project, with Deadline reporting that the filmmaker is in talks with Universal to helm their planned Bride of Frankenstein remake.

Condon does have previous history with Bride of Frankenstein, having including a homage to the classic Monster movie in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, as well as writing and directing Gods and Monsters, which revolved around Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein director James Whale and saw him receiving the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Bride of Frankenstein will be part of Universal’s shared Classic Monsters universe, which launches this summer with The Mummy. Previous rumours have suggested that Universal wants Angelina Jolie for the lead role as The Monster’s Bride, played by Elsa Lanchester in the original movie.
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"Bride Of Frankenstein"

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According to reports, Oscar winner Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters") is in talks to direct the horror reboot " Bride Of Frankenstein", as part of  Universal's 'Classic Monsters Universe':

"...'Mary Shelley', author of 'Frankenstein', 'The Modern Prometheus', reveals to 'Percy Shelley' and 'Lord Byron' that 'Henry Frankenstein' and his 'Monster' did not die. Both lived, and went on to even stranger misadventures than before. 

"As Shelley's story unfolds, we see that Henry wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful life with his new bride.

"But his old professor, the now disgraced 'Dr. Pretorius', appears unexpectedly. 

"Eventually, he and the Monster blackmail Henry to build a 'friend' for his ghoulish creature..."

The original "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) was a sequel to Universal's "Frankenstein" (1931), both directed by James Whale.

Condon's "Gods and Monsters" (1998) focused on the final days of director Whale.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak
See full article at SneakPeek »
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