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New TV Spot for Blade Anime

30 December 2011 5:16 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To get you geared up for the Friday, January 13th, premiere of the Blade anime series at 11:00 pm, G4TV has posted the first ever TV spot for the long awaited toon. As per usual we have it for you right here.

Blade was directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Chi's Sweet Home, Kobato) and written by Kenta Fukasaku (Battle Royale). Tetsuya Takahashi (Appleseed, Resident Evil: Degeneration, previous Marvel anime series) handles the music.

"Harold Perrineau voices Eric Brooks, the supernatural Daywalker known as Blade, making his animated series debut with more action, terrifying villains, and bloodthirsty monsters than you've ever seen before. Following in the steps of other hit Marvel anime series, Blade offers viewers 12 half-hour weekly episodes destined to leave you wanting more, exclusively on G4."

Synopsis

Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire while pregnant, imbuing her unborn son with vampire strength and a thirst for blood, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Daily Briefing. 25 titles added to the National Film Registry

29 December 2011 6:06 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Fake Fruit Factory from Guergana Tzatchkov on Vimeo.

"Every year, Librarian of Congress James H Billington personally selects which films will be added to the National Film Registry, working from a list of suggestions from the library’s National Film Preservation Board and the general public," reports Ann Hornaday for the Washington Post. This year's list of 25 films slated for preservation:

Allures (Jordan Belson, 1961) Bambi (Walt Disney, 1942) The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953) A Computer Animated Hand (Pixar, 1972) Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Robert Drew, 1963) The Cry of the Children (George Nichols, 1912) A Cure for Pokeritis (Laurence Trimble, 1912) El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez, 1992) Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968) Fake Fruit Factory (Chick Strand, 1986) Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994) Growing Up Female (Jim Klein and Julia Reichert, 1971) Hester Street (Joan Micklin Silver, 1975) I, an Actress (George Kuchar, 1977) The Iron Horse (John Ford, 1924) The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921) The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945) The Negro Soldier (Stuart Heisler, »

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A Festive Week in Spandex - The Dark Knight Rises trailer talk, Joss Whedon on The Avengers... in 3D, David Fincher’s Spider-Man and more…

28 December 2011 4:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the big news stories from the world of movie superheroes…

Warner Bros. gave Batman fans an early Christmas present this past Monday with the online release of the second theatrical trailer for The Dark Knight Rises and – with anticipation for Christopher Nolan’s Gotham swansong reaching fever pitch - it quickly went on to shatter the iTunes record previously held by Marvel’s The Avengers as it amassed a whopping 12.5m views in just 24 hours. The trailer delivered on pretty much every level, giving us a tantalising glimpse at what appears to be some epic action sequences, along with a look at the majority of the cast in action, including Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon), Michael Caine (Alfred), Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), along with a Batman Returns-style introduction to Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle. »

- flickeringmyth

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Germain’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

27 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If 2012 is the end of the world, that's all right with me. Hollywood has overstocked the Mayan calendar's final year with so many potentially amazing movies that trying to cut it down to a top ten was virtually impossible. How could movies like The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave or Lincoln not be on this list? Ten then became twenty, which was more satisfying but there were still a few major films lingering. So, while I could have easily done 30, here are my ten most anticipated films with a bloated honorable mention list. Is your most anticipated on the list? Here are my honorable mention anticipated films of 2012, from least to most anticipated: John Carter, This is 40, World War Z, Gangster Squad, Wreck-It Ralph, Lincoln, The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, American Reunion, Looper And now the top 10, complete with photos and brief descriptions. 10. Les Miserables - While I have a feeling this musical »

- Germain Lussier

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Get Up Close and Personal With Effie Trinket in 'The Hunger Games'

22 December 2011 7:23 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

I'm still clinging on to hope that Lionsgate's The Hunger Games will tonally be similar to Battle Royale and The Running Man, as originally promised. The trailer looked like it could go in the direction, but it also carried a ridiculous dystopian feel. Case in point: Elizabeth Banks' character, District 12 escort Effie Trinket. I previously joked about her clown make-up, now you'll get a up close and personal look thanks to MTV's faux cosmetic ad asking "what will you be wearing to the opening ceremonies"? Ask Joel Schumacher... Directed by Gary Ross, and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Chris Mark, Jacqueline Emerson, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, and Stanley Tucci, Lionsgate will begin the games on March 23. »

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"Blade" Anime Makes The Cut - January 13, 2012

22 December 2011 6:33 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Marvel reports that the new anime series "Blade", based on Marvel Comics' half-vampire character, will air on G4, with the premiere episode debuting January 13th, 2012 in 12 half-hour weekly episodes, as part of a four-series collaboration between Japanese Madhouse animation and Marvel.

The "Blade" character, created by writer Marv Wolfman and illustrator Gene Colan, originally debuted in Marvel Comics "The Tomb of Dracula" #10 (July 1973).

The "Blade" anime is directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara ("Kobato") and written by Kenta Fukasaku ("Battle Royale") with music by Tetsuya Takahashi ("Resident Evil: Degeneration") . The main character is voiced by Harold Perrineau ("Lost") :

"...the mother of 'Blade' was bitten by a vampire while she was pregnant, imbuing her unborn son with vampire strength and a thirst for blood, but without the vulnerability to sunlight. A master of weaponry with a desire to avenge the death of his mother, Blade finds himself in Japan, the Philippines, »

- Michael Stevens

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Animated “Blade” To Debut In January On G4

21 December 2011 8:05 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Fans of the Wesley Snipes Blade franchise (or Tomb Of Dracula, where the character initially bowed) can sink their teeth into their favorite vampire hunter in a new animated series debuting on Friday, January 13, 2012 on G4. The first season is directed by Mitsuyuki (Kobato) Masuhara, written by Kenta (Battle Royale) Fukasaku, and features music by Tetsuya (Resident Evil: Degeneration) Takahashi. The initial run will consist of twelve episodes.

Synopsys (courtesy Marvel.com):

Blade’s mother was bitten by a vampire while pregnant, imbuing her unborn son with vampire strength and a thirst for blood, but without the vulnerability to sunlight. A master of weaponry with a desire to avenge the death of his mother, Blade finds himself in Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia in an effort to take down the evil villain, Deacon Frost. With vampire hunter Makoto at his side, they will stop at nothing to destroy Existence, »

- Justin

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Make a Date with Blade's Anime Series

20 December 2011 10:57 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've been talking about the anime series based on the Marvel Comics character Blade for a long time now, and finally we have a firm date on just when you can expect to see the Daywalker doing what he does best ... slaying vamps!

According to Marvel, Blade will premiere on Friday, January 13th, at 11 p.m. Et/Pt on G4TV.

Blade was directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Chi's Sweet Home, Kobato) and written by Kenta Fukasaku (Battle Royale). Tetsuya Takahashi (Appleseed, Resident Evil: Degeneration, previous Marvel anime series) handles the music.

"Harold Perrineau voices Eric Brooks, the supernatural Daywalker known as Blade, making his animated series debut with more action, terrifying villains, and bloodthirsty monsters than you've ever seen before. Following in the steps of other hit Marvel anime series, Blade offers viewers 12 half-hour weekly episodes destined to leave you wanting more, exclusively on G4."

Synopsis

Blade's mother was »

- Uncle Creepy

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Premiere Set for G4′s New Anime Series Blade

16 December 2011 4:30 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We’ve been telling you about the new anime series Blade that has been set to join the anime set on G4. We’re now happy to update you with the latest info including the premiere date: January 13, less than a month away! Here’s the press release:

G4 To Premiere Marvel Original Anime Series “Blade” On Friday January 13 At 11Pm Et/Pt

Acclaimed Actor Harold Perrineau to voice fan favorite Super Hero, Blade, in the Marvel original anime series on G4

Los Angeles, Calif. – December 15, 2011 – A new Marvel original anime series sinks its teeth into the G4 network with the premiere of Blade on Friday, January 13th at 11pm Et/Pt. Harold Perrineau voices Eric Brooks, the supernatural Daywalker known as Blade, making his animated series debut with more action, terrifying villains and bloodthirsty monsters than you’ve ever seen before. Following the steps of other hit Marvel anime series, »

- Erin Willard

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Enter the Arena On Official 'Hunger Games' One-Sheet

15 December 2011 4:40 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Lionsgate just completed a super awesome promotion where they gave a Twitter follower the chance to be the first person ever to see the official one-sheet for The Hunger Games. Below you'll see the poster shared by @johnshoward and given to AICN to first display. Originally described as Running Man meets Battle Royale, the movie also mixes in heavy tones from Shirley Jackson's 1948 short "The Lottery". In theaters March 23 from director Gary Ross, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Chris Mark, Jacqueline Emerson, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci. »

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Machinima Director Kootra Crowned King of the Web

9 December 2011 8:19 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Jordan Mathewson, a.k.a. Kootra, one of Machinima Network's Respawn Directors, just earned his crown as the latest King of the Web. You may remember King of the Web from our last Tubefilter Meetup: Do Cheaters Never Prosper? Gaming the System In Online Video—they were our sponsor. King of the Web holds regular online competitions for fans to vote for who and what is awesome on the web. Kootra, the latest King of the Web, is part of the Creature Hub, and is a Machinima Director as well as a Creature gamer who commentates over video games. Kootra started making machinima with Call of Duty 4 in 2008. He now specializes in live gameplay commentaries on YouTube. Some of his notable work includes the music video for The Crystal Method's Play for Real, the Minecraft machinima Craft Spice, as well as being the cinematic designer for the Gears of »

- Drew Baldwin

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Cool Clicks: 'Dark Knight Rises' Builds Viral Mystery

8 December 2011 4:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...

Who is Dr. Leonid Pavel? The mysterious viral campaign for "The Dark Knight Rises" continues at IndieWire.

Animation intrigue! John Lasseter tells Entertainment Weekly that an upcoming Pixar film "takes place inside of a girl's mind."

The CineFamily brings word that "Battle Royale," one of the greatest movies ever made, is finally getting its first U.S. theatrical rumble.

Gary Oldman admits to Moviefone that he's a fan of Steve Buscemi's recent Jim Gordon impersonation on "Saturday Night Live."

MTV Multi Player has details on the "Amazing Spider-Man" video game trailer that's set to debut at Spike TV's Vga ceremony this Saturday.

According to Movieline, Ken Russell wanted to remake the X-rated 1976 "Alice in Wonderland" musical with a soundtrack by Lady Gaga. Of course he did. »

- Bryan Enk

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Yakuza Weapon – Blood-Soaked Gore Fest debuts on Blu Ray / DVD February 7th

6 December 2011 4:05 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The Team Who Brought You Versus Have Returned with Another Hard-Edged Battle Royale Featuring

Tough Gangsters, Deadly Women and Cybernetic Penis Implants!

 

From the director of Mutant Girl Squad (Tak Sakaguchi), and Meatball Machine (Yûdai Yamaguchi) comes the “bloody awesome”* Yakuza Weapon, debuting on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack and DVD February 7th from Well Go USA Entertainment.

 

Another warped film from the prolific Japanese production company Sushi Typhoon,

 

Yakuza Weapon is based on the cult manga by Ken Ishikawa and stars stuntman-turned-director Tak Sakaguchi as a one-man, butt-kicking army out to avenge the death of his father with built-in firepower.

 

 

The extensive bonus features include the behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of Yakuza Weapon,” a discussion with Director Tak Sakaguchi and the spinoff short film Takuzo Weapon.

 

Trailer

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- Tiger33

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‘Yakuza Weapon’ Bloodsoaked Asian craziness on Bluray – First Look!

5 December 2011 12:37 PM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

The Latest Blood-Soaked Gore Fest From Japanese Production House Sushi Typhoon Debuts on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack February 7th

The Team Who Brought You Versus Have Returned with Another Hard-Edged Battle Royale Featuring

Tough Gangsters, Deadly Women and Cybernetic Penis Implants!

Bonus Materials Include a Making-Of Featurette

and the Spinoff Film Takuzo Weapon

Stuntman-turned-director, Tak Sakaguchi, directs himself as a hard-hitting maverick who returns to Tokyo, only to discover his Yakuza father murdered, his family headquarters turned into a shady loan shop, and a powerful gang leader attempting to overthrow the entire criminal underworld! With rival gangs… More »

- HorrorNews.net

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Tom Hanks produces another war epic

29 November 2011 2:10 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Top Movie News: Tuesday 29 November . Tom Hanks develops another war epic, Seth Rogen slams the Academy's treatment of James Franco and Anne Hathaway, Hunger Games kills off Battle Royale remake. As producer of Savng Private Ryan (in which he also starred) and the TV epic Band of Brothers (and its follow-up, The Pacific), Tom Hanks has had plenty pf experience putting together war movies. »

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Waiting for That Battle Royale Remake? You Should Probably Stop Now

28 November 2011 2:16 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Kinji Fukasaku’s 2000 film “Battle Royale” has become a cult hit in its native Japan and overseas. The film, set in one of those near-future type settings, is most famous for pitting high schoolers (re: teenagers) against each other in a brutal kill-or-be-killed showdown on an island, complete with exploding collars. The culprits? The Government aka the adults. The film would spawn a forgettable sequel 3 years later. Of course, that was 11 years ago, and “Battle Royale” might have seemed shocking, then. Nowadays, with teenage girl killers running around slicing people into pieces with swords and cussing like rotten sailors, it’s probably not so shocking anymore. Needless to say, a film like “Battle Royale” quickly became remake bait. And if it’s Asian and it’s being remade, obviously producer Roy Lee is somehow involved. (Lee is also involved in the remake of “Oldboy” and a gazillion other Asian movie remakes. »

- Nix

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Did The Hunger Games Ruin the Chances of a Battle Royale Remake?

28 November 2011 11:59 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Roy Lee who is popular for producing remakes of popular Asian films like, The Ring, The Grudge, and Spike Lee's Oldboy. He has been linked to a remake of Battle Royale for years, and as New Line was about to give the green light in 2007, the project came to a screeching halt because of the Virginia Tech shootings. Battle Royale is based on Koushun Takami's 1999 novel, it was adapted into a film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. It was also turned into a manga series. The story, children are gassed and awake on an island. The 42 children are given food, water, and a random weapon, and told that must kill their classmates until only one survives. They are told they have a time limit, and they wear collars that prevent them from escaping. If they try to escape the collars will explode. Many people have seen a strong link »

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Battle Royale Remake Won't Happen Because of The Hunger Games

28 November 2011 8:17 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

I recently visited the set of CBS Films' upcoming thriller 7500, which is working towards an August 28, 2012 release date. While on the set in Los Angeles, we were able to speak with producer Roy Lee, who gave us updates on a slew of his upcoming productions, including the Oldboy remake. Here's what he had to say about Oldboy, which is gearing up to start shooting in March.

"We are planning to shoot Oldboy in March and that should start preproduction in late January. This is a completely new version written by Mark Protosevich."

Chan-wook Park's original Oldboy is based on the manga by Nobuaki Minegishi. Roy Lee said that screenwriter Mark Protosevich has come up with new elements that don't stem from the original movie or manga. He also revealed the ending will be much different, and there is a new take on the famous hallway scene from the original. »

- MovieWeb

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Films to Watch Before You Die #11 - Battle Royale (2000)

27 November 2011 11:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...

Battle Royale, 2000.

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku.

Starring Kenta Fukasaku and Takeshi Kitano.

Battle Royale is a Japanese horror film based on the novel of the same name written by Koushun Takami. It follows a class of children who are transported to a remote island and ordered to play a brutal and disturbing game to the death. The children are set free on the island and each given a random weapon in order to try and survive the island, but also brutally murder each other. Only the last surviving child is allowed to leave the island.

Battle Royale is packed full of drama, suspense and blood. The children all learn that they have to be brutal, cunning and willing to do anything if they want to be free. The weak struggle and only the strongest will survive. »

- flickeringmyth

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Jennifer Lawrence Receives an Escort to 'The Hunger Games'

25 November 2011 9:33 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

While some of the early looks made me slightly uncomfortable (it still bothers me that the elite people dress like clowns), below you'll find a cool new image from The Hunger Games that feels a bit inspired by A Clockwork Orange. Directed by Gary Ross, the entire trailer (also inside) looks like a mish-mash of other people's concepts and ideas. I'm not sure how much of that comes out of the book... Originally described as Running Man meets Battle Royale, the movie also mixes in heavy tones from Shirley Jackson's 1948 short "The Lottery". Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Chris Mark, Jacqueline Emerson, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci also star. »

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