Dark Hall Mansion To Release Universal Monster 7 Print Set By Nicolas Delort On October 13, 2015

Dark Hall Mansion is proud to release its officially licensed “Universal Classic Monsters” limited edition 7-print set by leading contemporary artist, Nicolas Delort, and
on sale Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

Each individual print in DHM’s Nicolas Delort 7-print set measures 18″ x 24,” is hand numbered, and screen printed. The Standard edition set is printed per Nicolas’ hand crafted B&W approach while his Variant’s hue is richly toned and deliberately vintage in feel. There is also a very limited foil edition based on either the Standard or Variant colorway, plus the most select series, only 10 editions, a complete run of all 7 of Nicolas’s “Universal Classic Monsters” pieces individually screened on wood.

All officially licensed Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” limited 7-print editions go on sale this coming Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM PST on DHM’s dedicated store page HERE.

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Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Standard edition of
295: $350
Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Variant edition  of
125: $450
Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Select Foil edition
of 10 (based on Std edition colorway): $575
Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Select Foil edition
of 10 (based on Variant edition colorway): $575
Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Select Wood edition
of 10 (based on Standard edition colorway): $1250

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Disney Announces Movie Slate & Release Dates Through 2020


On Wednesday, October 7, The Walt Disney Studios crossed the $4 billion mark at the global box office in record studio time, surpassing its previous fastest set November 14, 2014 by nearly six weeks. With $1.433 billion domestically and $2.575 billion internationally as of October 7, 2015, this is the third consecutive year Disney has reached this threshold. It comes as Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out crosses the $800 million mark upon its debut in China this week.

“2015 has been a record-setting year both domestically and internationally thanks to a strong slate of films from all of our brands,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “With an incredible pipeline of both original stories and anticipated sequels featuring our most beloved characters, we are set to deliver some fantastic movies well into the future.”

Further solidifying its branded tentpole strategy, The Walt Disney Studios has set the following domestic release dates:

– CARS 3 now dated on 6/16/17 wide
– COCO is final title of previous “11/22/17 Untitled Pixar Animation”
– 12/22/17 UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 12/22/17 wide
– BLACK PANTHER moves to 2/16/18 wide (from 7/6/18 wide)
– GIGANTIC is final title of previous “3/9/18 Disney Animation”
– TOY STORY 4 moves to 6/15/18 wide (from 6/16/17 wide)
– ANT-MAN AND THE WASP now dated on 7/6/18 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 11/2/18 wide
– CAPTAIN MARVEL moves to 3/8/19 wide (from 11/2/18 wide)
– UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 3/29/19 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEYTOON STUDIOS now dated on 4/12/19 wide
– THE INCREDIBLES 2 now dated on 6/21/19 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 11/8/19 wide
– UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION now dated on 3/13/20 wide
– UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 5/1/20 wide
– UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION now dated on 6/19/20 wide
– UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 7/10/20 wide
– UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 11/6/20 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION now dated on Wed 11/25/20 wide

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Marvel Announces Three New Movies In 2020


Marvel Studios has updated their Phase 3 schedule to include three untitled movies in 2020. The three films have release dates of May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020.

The news follows the announcement of an Ant-Man sequel in 2018, which pushed Black Panther up to February 2018 and Captain Marvel back into 2019.

These three new films will likely represent the start of Marvel’s Phase 4, following Avengers: Infinity War – Part II in 2019.

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iBooks Adds Exclusive Enhanced Editions of Harry Potter Series


Apple announced that enhanced versions of all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are now available in the iBooks Store for download on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. These exclusive editions contain “interactive animations and elaborate artwork” as well as the full original text of the saga. This is the first time the Harry Potter books have been available digitally outside of the series’ own online store, the Pottermore Shop. Each book is currently available for $10 on the iBooks Store in English, with French, German, and Spanish versions of the books coming next month.

“I’m thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realised on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way,” J.K. Rowling said.

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Tomorrowland To Be Released On Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere On October 13, 2015


Dreamers Wanted…Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible.  Buckle your seat belt, as the director of The Incredibles takes your family on an action-packed thrill ride. Tomorrowland transports you on an inspiring and magical journey of wonder and adventure to a place where if you can dream it, you can do it. Own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 13, 2015!

Join former boy genius Frank (George Clooney), optimistic, science-minded teen Casey (Britt Robertson), mysterious Athena (Raffey Cassidy) and the brilliant David Nix (Hugh Laurie) in a world of pure Disney imagination.  Tomorrowland transports you on an inspiring and magical journey of wonder and adventure to a place where if you can dream it, you can do it.

Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

– Remembering the Future: A Personal Journey Through Tomorrowland with Brad Bird

Discover everything there is to know about the making of Tomorrowland through Director Brad Bird’s perspective.

– Casting Tomorrowland

Join Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy as they discuss the making of Tomorrowland.

– A Great Big Beautiful Scoring Session

Famed composer Michael Giacchino invites Disney legend, Richard Sherman to join him in an informal visit to the Tomorrowland scoring stage, told through the personal lens of Michael’s brother, documentarian Anthony Giacchino.

– The World of Tomorrow Science Hour – Hosted By Futurologist David Nix (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)

Believe it or not but Nix used to host a children’s television program about science. Now watch the recently discover outtakes from the show.

– Animated Short: The Origins of Plus Ultra

An animated story of how Tomorrowland came to be.

– Brad Bird Production Diaries

Diary Entry #1 – “The First Day” (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)

Diary Entry #2 – “Tomorrowland vs. the Weather” (DMA Exclusive)

Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”

– Blast from the Past Commercial

Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.

– Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Intro

Deleted Scene 1 – Joking on the Eiffel Tower

Deleted Scene 2 – Young Casey vs. The Volcano

Deleted Scene 3 – Doomsday Living Room

Deleted Scene 4 – As Originally Written Casey The Downer

Deleted Scene 5 – What Happened to Tomorrowland

Deleted Scene 6 – What is Tomorrowland

Deleted Scene 7 – Great Big Beautiful World World’s Fair (DMA Exclusive)

Deleted Scene 8 – Frank Walker age 10 (DMA Exclusive)

– 4 Easter Eggs


– Brad Bird Production Diaries

Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”

– Blast from the Past Commercial
Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.

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LEGO Announces New Property – LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS


The LEGO Group today announced LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS,a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace. The story comes to life through LEGO building sets, an episodic television and a digital gaming app that fuels story-driven gameplay. The property launches later this year, with products available starting January 1, 2016. LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS characters, story, app experience and two iconic building sets from the collection will be previewed to New York Comic Con attendees, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Booth #1436).

“Inspired by insights to meet the emerging needs of today’s kids, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS juxtaposes a timeless world of medieval knights with a futuristic twist in a captivating story that invites children to explore LEGO play in a whole new way,” said Casper Thingholm of the LEGO Group. “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS offerschildren the rewarding building experiences they know and love, amplified by digital enhancements that merge what today’s kids love: self-expression, strong characters, deep content-driven story and digital gaming.”


Set in the futuristic, high-tech world of the Kingdom of Knighton, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS follows five young knights in their quest to battle Jestro, his sidekick, the Book of Monsters, and their Lava Monster Army. Heroicknight, Clay Moorington, leads the band of knights, including alpha superstar Lance Richmond, hipster Aaron Fox, Macy Halbert, a princess who would rather be a knight, and Axl, the giant. Together, under the tutelage of Knights’ Academy mentor and Great Digital Wizard,Merlok 2.0, they join forces to defeat the enemy.

Building Sets and Consumer Products

Fourteen richly detailed building sets will be available in January 2016, ranging in price from $9.99 to $99.99. Additional building sets will launch in August 2016. The first two sets are being revealed at New York Comic Con. Consumer products partners across key categories are also engaged in creating a merchandise program dedicated to LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS, such as publishing and soft goods.

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To extend the story and increase playing fun, more than 150 unique LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS powers – represented as shields – have been scattered across the kingdom of Knighton. The powers can be found inbuilding sets, online, in print and directly in the televisioncontent. Existing in both physical and digital form, children can discover, scan and collect varied powersusing the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 app.Once added to a digital power collection, children can creatively and continuously find new ways to join the knights to defeat the enemy, in their gaming experience.

Available in late December 2015, the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 app will be available as a free download via App Store, Google Play, Samsung Apps and Amazon Appstore.

Television Series

LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS, a 20-episode, animated adventure comedy series, will debut on select global broadcast television networks as soon as late December 2015 and air throughout 2016. The core means by which children follow the story and get to know the characters, the series follows the constant adventures of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS heroes and villains. Children will also be able to scan new LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS powers directly from their content viewing screen into their app games, further connecting their play experience.

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Drew Struzan’s Poster For Tales of Halloween


The horror anthology Tales of Halloween boasts contributions from a small army of well-regarded genre directors, an even larger number of terror veterans in its cast, and opening theme music from Bullitt and Dirty Harry composer Lalo Schifrin. What else do you need to entice you to check out the movie, the brainchild of writer-director Axelle Carolyn, which Epic Pictures is releasing in theaters and on VOD, Oct. 16? How about a film poster by Drew Struzan, the legendary artist whose work played such a seminal role in the marketing campaigns of the Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones movies, to name but a very, very few?

You can see that new Struzan poster above. And, below, you can read a statement from The Descent filmmaker Neil Marshall — who directs one of the 10 interconnected Tales of Halloween segments — in which he explains how Struzan came to produce the image (turns out it doesn’t hurt to cast him in your movie).

To film geeks and movie poster collectors such as myself, Drew Struzan represents something that often seems to have been lost in recent years; the ART of movie poster design. The ability of someone to capture the essence of a movie in a single painted image and create a genuine work of art you’d be proud to hang on your wall.  So it’s an unbelievable privilege for our little film to be blessed by one of Drew’s beautiful paintings. It was incredible enough to have Drew play his first ever cameo (along with his son Christian) in my segment of Tales of Halloween. The poster itself came about when Axelle (Carolyn, my wife and also creator, producer and fellow director of the movie) plucked up the courage to ask him over dinner one night. I suspect though, since Drew is such a thoughtful and generous person, that he might have been upset if we hadn’t asked him. Either way, we’re honoured to have Drew’s incredible artwork grace our movie, and I for one will be making space on my wall for this beautiful poster.

Struzan and several of the Tales of Halloween directors and cast members will be signing copies of the poster at Dark Delicacies bookshop in Burbank, California, on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

Check out the Tales of Halloween trailer, below.

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The Bronze Age of DC Comics Hardcover By Paul Levitz


On December 15, 1978, the dreams of generations of American children finally came true. “You’ll believe a man can fly” read the posters and billboards for the blockbuster film Superman. The hugely popular movie cemented the role of the Super Hero as America’s most enduring archetype, and the comic book as one of the country’s most significant native art forms.

That art form, however, was already moving in a new direction. Influenced by the emergence of underground comics and shifting political tides, DC Comics’ line of comics was increasingly aimed at adults, and sold in comic book shops, rather than on newsstands. Socially relevant subjects such as racism and women’s rights had entered the mainstream, and comics weren’t just for kids anymore.


Explore the evolving universe of DC Comics as underground publications and shifting political tides saw the archetypal Super Hero engage with real life issues such as women’s rights and race relations. This reader-friendly sized edition explores the evolution into the Bronze Age of DC with a careful curation and expansion of material from TASCHEN’s XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, winner of the Eisner Awards, the Oscars of the comic book world. Bountiful images bring the story lines, characters and creators to life, alongside an original interview with Green Lantern/Green Arrow writer Denny O’Neil.

The 400 page oversized hardcover edition is available now and can be ordered HERE for $60.

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Frank Miller’s Dark Knight III Wraparound Variant Cover Revealed

Frank Miller’s first “Dark Knight III” cover shared a look at the legendary creator’s take on Superman and the Atom. Now, with the release of his limited edition wraparound variant, we get to see the title character, poised and ready for bloody action.


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14-Year-Old Native Hawaiian Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho Cast As The Voice of Disney’s Moana


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.

While hundreds of talented people from across the Pacific Islands were eager to try out for the role, Cravalho set her sights firmly on her sophomore year of high school. “I didn’t think I would have a chance,” she said. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana—representing my culture in that way.”


Fortunately, the film’s Hawai’i casting director remembered an unrelated audition Cravalho did as part of an a cappella group, which had been submitted for a talent showcase for a charity. Feeling the local teen would be perfect for the Disney role, she tracked her and her mother down and invited Cravalho to audition. “Her audition was fantastic – she was such a raw talent,” said producer Osnat Shurer. “Auli’i was among a small number of girls we brought back for a second round of auditions. Then we flew her and her mom over to audition at our studios in Burbank.”

“Auli’i demonstrated a certain fearlessness in her auditions and call-backs,” said director John Musker. “She has a playful, mischievous wit. She can project vulnerability, she doesn’t seem intimidated at all by the challenges ahead, and her Polynesian background has helped shape her connection to family, hard work and music. These are all qualities she shares with Moana.”

“Moana is a vibrant, tenacious 16-year-old growing up on an island where voyaging is forbidden,” added director Ron Clements. “But Moana has been drawn to the ocean since she can remember and is desperate to find out what’s beyond the confines of her island.”

Cravalho has already started recording for the role. Moana sails into U.S. theaters on November 23, 2016.

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