Vids: Coming to Home Video this January is Denis Villeneuve’s Vision of the Frank Herbert Classic, Dune

Embark on a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on December 3. The critically acclaimed film, which has garnered more than $350 million at the global box office, was directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the seminal bestselling novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. “Dune” stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Little Women”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Doctor Sleep,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”), Oscar Isaac (the “Star Wars” franchise), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), Stellan Skarsgård (TV’s “Chernobyl,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Avengers: Endgame”), Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Fences,” “Lady Bird”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” TV’s “Euphoria”), Chang Chen (“Mr. Long,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), David Dastmalchian (“Blade Runner 2049,” “The Dark Knight”), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” TV’s “Sex Education”), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years,” “Assassin’s Creed”), with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman,” “Game of Thrones”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men, “Skyfall”). The film will also be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on January 11. Continue reading

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Vids: “RWBY – Volume 8” on Blu-ray/Digital TODAY from Warner Home Video

More than ever before, the allied forces battling Salem must unite in a single, concerted effort to prevail in the eighth thrilling season of Rooster Teeth’s anime-inspired series RWBY. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute RWBY – Volume 8 on Digital and Blu-ray ($24.98 SRP USA, $29.98 SRP Canada) starting November 23, 2021. Continue reading

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Vids: Coming This February from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment -“The Batman: The Complete Series”

The early years of the Caped Crusader get a closer examination as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings the fully-remastered The Batman: The Complete Series to Blu-ray for the very first time. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the 65-episode box set will be distributed February 1, 2022 by WBHE on Blu-ray+Digital ($69.99 SRP) in the United States, and a Blu-ray only package ($79.98 SRP) in Canada. Continue reading

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Equipment: Hasbro Star Wars Reveals New Tier 2 Unlock of the HasLab Rancor Campaign

Haslab has had some great collectibles such as the Razor Crest and Jabba’s sail barge and now they are getting ready to begin production on the Rancor from Return of the Jedi. This project still needs some backers to go into production but a new tier has been reached which means new bonuses are unlocked. The newest bonus is film-accurate bone accessories and world-building backdrop. Continue reading

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Equipment: Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures Reveal an Exciting Array of DUNE Consumer Product Partners

Coming off the heels of its thrilling success at the global box office and the exciting announcement of plans for Dune: Part Two, Legendary Entertainment, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures, announces a robust licensing and merchandise program for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, the critically acclaimed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s genre-defining and award-winning novel of the same name.  In celebration of the film, a well-curated collection of products is rolling out that will capture the fascination of core fans and collectors while also appealing to those only now discovering the story of the epic hero’s journey of Paul Atreides (played by Oscar® nominee Timothée Chalamet).  The range spans traditional categories, including toys, games, collectibles and apparel, but also features refreshingly unexpected lifestyle and fashion activations. Continue reading

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Rocket Fuel: After 25 Years the Shmaltz Brewing Company Announces this is their Farewell Season

The biggest, the smallest, most award-winning, and still the only Jewish beer company in America, Shmaltz Brewing Company announces its farewell season after 25 years in the beer business with the first and final release of Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA in 16oz cans, vintage gems from the Shmaltz beer vault, and a fitting tribute, Exodus 2021 Barleywine Ale (8.8% ABV) brewed with Date, Fig, Pomegranate, and Grape. Shmaltz goes out with a bang with a nationwide “Farewell to Shmaltz Tour” a.k.a. the Class of ’96 Celebration a.k.a. Let My People Brew a.k.a. The No Shmucks Tour, which kicked off at the Craft Brewers Conference 2021 (Denver, CO) with a dozen Class of ’96 breweries plus industry sponsors all presented by ProBrewer with more than 400 enthusiastic craft beer fans. Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Star Wars-The Life Day Cookbook from Insight Editions

Every year it seems that the holidays sneak up faster and faster. It feels like only yesterday, I put away the decorations for last year’s Life Day. I think it is pretty amazing that something that once was just a Wookie holiday is now celebrated across  the galaxy. Life Day is a great time of year, with families gathered around their Kashyyyk Tree of Life, holding hands and singing. Continue reading

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Equipment: Creative Giants, Todd McFarlane and Producer/DJ Steve Aoki, Partners on a NFT Marketplace Launch

Legendary Comic book artist Todd McFarlane and Steve Aoki’s NFT Agency, Aoki Industries, announced the launch of OddKey.com today—an NFT marketplace powered by Metaplex. Founded out of a desire to help provide creators (from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, music, and more) with a safe platform to showcase and sell their authentic digital art.  OddKey empowers artists with the ability to control the destinies of their own digital properties. The site will be a permissionless on-chain protocol for buying, selling, and auctioning collectibles natively on the Solana blockchain. Continue reading

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Equipment: In Stores This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Phoenix, Lizard, Zombie Doom and Wanda!

It’s a Marvel-ous week at comic shops, as four new Marvel Comics items ship to stores from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! A Gallery Diorama of Dark Phoenix, a statue of the Lizard, a bust of Zombie Doctor Doom and an action figure of the Scarlet Witch are all available Wednesday, so read on for details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop! Find one at comicshoplocator.com or order at diamondselecttoys.com! Continue reading

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Equipment: New in Stores from Diamond Select Toys- Star Wars, X-Men and an Amazing Friend!

It’s a new month, and a new shipment of products has arrived at your local comic shop! Items from Marvel and Star Wars, including mini-busts, Minimates, Gallery Dioramas and Legends in 3D are all on sale this week! Read on for details, then find a store at comicshoplocator.com!

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