Monthly Archives: August 2011

Vintage Suitcase Drawers By James Plumb

English designer James Plumb created these unique vintage suitcase drawers. Old suitcases are housed in antique steel and tailor-made wood chests, to form a series of unique chests of drawers. Every suitcase is refurbished inside with a lot of attention detail. Each drawer is unique, different sizes and combinations can be ordered.

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Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray To Arrive On October 25, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger, the Paramount/Marvel Studios co-production will be available in a 3D Limited Edition combo pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy) and a standard combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy). These will hit retail with starting prices of $54.99 and $42.99 respectively.

The Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) feature stars Chris Evans as the iconic superhero along with Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men). The film tells the origin story of Steve Rogers’ transformation into the super-soldier Captain America and his mission to stop Nazi officer Johann Schmidt/Red Skull (played by Weaving). Captain America performed strong at the box office last month and has hauled in over $316 million worldwide to date.

The Blu-ray for The First Avenger will feature DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 and a 2:39:1 aspect ratio.

Special features are as follows:

- Audio Commentary with director Joe Johnston, cinematographer Shelly Johnson and editor Jeffrey Ford

- Outfitting a Hero

- The Assembly Begins

- Howling Commandos

- Heightened Technology

- The Transformation

- Behind the Skull

- Captain America’s Origins

- Deleted Scenes

- Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer

- The Avengers animated series trailer

Captain America: The First Avenger streets on October 25th, 2011.

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Bowen Designs Thor Classic Action Statue

A Bowen Designs Sculpt! “I say thee nay!” With these words, the Norse god Thor would unleash his havoc upon his many enemies, hurling his enchanted uru hammer Mjolnir at his foes or smashing it against the ground. This 18 1/2″ tall statue ($275) of Marvel Comics’ Thor brings to life the God of Thunder as only Randy Bowen can sculpt! Features an interchangable right hand. The statue will ship in November 2011.

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The Batman Files By Matthew Manning

Unearthed from the depths of the Batcave by Mathew K. Manning, The Batman Files ($100) begins with Bruce Wayne’s childhood drawings and continues along a time line of significant events in Batman’s life. Complete and authentic in every way possible, all of Batman’s friends and foes—from Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Riddler, and Penguin, to the Joker, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and of course, Robin—appear throughout the dossier to provide a framework of the Caped Crusader’s entire career.

The 308 page hardcover book completely outlines Batman’s war on crime, and includes in-depth computer files, news articles, crime scene photos, blueprints, schematics, and actual maps of Gotham City that were collected, and in many cases even drawn, by the Caped Crusader himself.

High production values include black matte gilding, as well as a high-tech fabric cover—complete with a metallic Batman emblem to secure the secret contents within. Each detail of Batman’s life is carefully and faithfully detailed with the involvement of DC Comics inside The Batman Files—destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.

The book will be available on October 25, 2011.

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George Harrison: Living In The Material World To Air On HBO On October 5th & 6th, 2011

George Harrison: Living In The Material World is a new documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and will air on October 5th and 6th on HBO. If you don’t have HBO, you’ll only have to wait until October 10th to pick up the documentary on DVD or Blu-ray.

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18 Dads by Nathan Stapley

Nathan Stapley’s new solo show just opened at Gallery1988 in Venice. The show is entitled “For The Same Gang” in which the New York City-based artist created a series of new works that group pop-culture icons together by shared attributes.

In his image called “18 Dads”, Jack Torrance, Darth Vader, Mrs. Doubtfire, My Two Dads and Homer Simpson can be seen hanging out at a backyard BBQ.

Check out more of his art HERE.

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PowerLine 9 Foot Cable for iPad & iPhone

For those times when your iPhone or iPad is out of power and you still need to use it, break out the Powerline 9 Foot Cable ($15.99). The extra long cable is designed for charging or syncing your Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod or iPod Touch. There’s even a handy storage pouch for you to carry your Powerline in when you’re traveling. Requires an Apple power adapter.

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Green Lantern DVD & Blu-ray Due On October 14th, 2011

Warner Bros. has announced the release of their 2011 superhero flick Green Lantern. The release will feature an extended cut of the film and will be available in a 3D combo pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy) for $40.99 and a standard Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy) for $35.99. Note that the extended cut will not be featured on the Blu-ray 3D disc. Both combo packs will include Ultraviolet compatibility, which allows consumers to stream or download the film to various devices.

Green Lantern hit theaters back in June but failed meet the studio’s box office expectations. The critically panned film was directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and featured Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan alongside Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong. Warner is hoping the DC film will perform better on home video.

Special features include:

- Maximum Movie Mode with PIP

- The Universe According to Green Lantern

- Ryan Reynolds Becomes Green Lantern

- Deleted Scenes

- Justice League #1 Digital Comic

- Preview of Green Lantern: The Animated Series

- BD-Live

- Access code for Sinestro Corp Batman Skin on the Warner Bros. Interactive video game Batman: Arkham City

A Friday release date of October 14th, 2011 has been set for Green Lantern.

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Pixar’s Brave Synopsis Revealed

Among other exclusives, convention-goers at the D23 Expo were treated to some never-before-seen footage from Brave.

As a follow up to the convention, Disney/Pixar released an extended synopsis for its upcoming film:

“Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters.

Brave opens in theatres on June 22, 2012.

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The Trailer To Joe Hill’s Locke And Key Television Pilot

Locke & Key unfortunately is not coming to television this season, as FOX passed on the pilot. Perhaps a smart cable channel will pick up this smartly crafted supernatural tale of Key House and its inhabitants. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez created the critically acclaimed ongoing comic book series that the program was based on.

A trailer for the series, culled from footage from the pilot episode is now available to watch below.

Locke & Key tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.

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