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The publisher will release Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol 1 next year, featuring material original published by Dark Horse Comics.
Set between Episodes III and IV, the comics focus on the rise of the Empire and Darth Vader.
The collection will include Star Wars: Republic #78-#80, Star Wars: Purge #1, Star Wars: Purge - Seconds to Die #1, Star Wars: Purge - The Hidden Blade #1, Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #1-#2, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #1-#5, and Star Wars: Dark Times #1-#5.
These feature work by writers John Ostrander, Randy Stradley, Haden Blackman and Alexander Freed, and artists Luke Ross, Douglas Wheatley, Jim Hall, Chris Scalf, Marco Castiello, Andrea Chella and Rick Leonardi.
It was reported last month that Marvel Comics would be releasing reprints of the “Marvel Years” of their comics from a galaxy far, far away and today we have news of their plans to reprint some of Dark Horse’s comics in a series of “epic collections”. Find below the artwork and details of the first release, Star Wars Legends: The Empire Vol. 1.
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge — one carried out »
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Ownership of the 90-title collection remains with Palisades Tartan, giving Kino Lorber U.S. home entertainment rights including packaged media, digital and repertory theatrical rights. The deal also includes rights to some titles in Canada.
Company principal Richard Lorber said that Kino Lorber will now take certain titles out on limited theatrical release. Others will be issued on Blu-Ray (under the Palisades Tartan label) for the first time in North America.
While some of the titles have previously been represented by Vivendi and eOne, these deals have now expired. Kino Lorber plans new digital releases since many of the titles have not been widely available on the most current new media and digital platforms.
The Asia Extreme label was assembled and pioneered by the U. »
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Adapting but not enlivening Kyoko Nakajima’s novel, Nipponese journeyman Yoji Yamada cranks out his umpteenth bourgeois family drama with “The Little House,” driven by an adulterous affair so discreet and passionless, it makes the characters and their wartime setting feel stuffier than they should. Observing civilian life while the nation was at war from 1936-1945, the film’s re-creation of the early Showa period yields more elegant aesthetics than the 82-year-old helmer’s vapid contempo remakes like “About My Brother” or “Tokyo Family,” but it’s still a long sit at 136 minutes. Coming in third at the domestic B.O. upon release, this nostalgia vehicle is suited only to Japan’s older audiences and Taiwan’s Nipponese culture buffs.
At the funeral of his great-aunt, Taki Nunomiya (Chieko Baisho), Takeshi (Satoshi Tsumabuki) reminisces about the old spinster, who, at his prompting, wrote memoirs of her early life as a »
- Maggie Lee
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