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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.

bride reg bride variant creature reg creature variant dracula reg dracula var frankenstein reg frankenstein var

invisible reg invisible var

mummy reg mummy var wolfman reg wolfman var

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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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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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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Toys R Us Announces Mini LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens X-Wing Fighter Building Event On November 14, 2015


Celebrate the newest Star Wars movie! Visit any US Toys “R” Us store on Saturday, November 14 from 12-2 pm for a LEGO building event and take home a free Mini LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter, as see in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens!” Event for children over 6 years of age. Selection varies. One model per child, while quantities last.

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Watch The New Trailer For Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur


A new trailer for Disney•Pixar‘s The Good Dinosaur has been released. Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream, the film opens in theaters on November 25.

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa; “The Night Shift,” “Rizzoli & Isles”) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.




The film’s voice cast will also include Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Steve Zahn (“Treme,” Saving Silverman), AJ Buckley (“Murder in the First,” “Justified”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood,” “X-Men”), Sam Elliot (“Justified,” The Big Lebowski). Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge,” Fargo), Marcus Scribner (“black•ish”), and Jack Bright (Monsters University).

Peter Sohn made his directorial debut with the Pixar short film Partly Cloudy. He has worked in the art, story and animation departments, and also has voiced the characters of Emile from Academy Award- winning Ratatouille and Scott “Squishy” Squibbles from Monsters University.

Denise Ream produced the Golden Globe-nominated film Cars 2 for Pixar Animation Studios, and served as associate producer for Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award-winning film Up. She also has an extensive background in producing visual effects and animation for live action films.

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LexCorp’s Lex Luthor Sits Down with Fortune Magazine


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t arrive in theaters until next year, but the viral marketing has already begun. In a bit of in-world promotion, Fortune Magazine has written up a profile piece on the fictional “wunderkind” Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), praising the revolutionary modernization of his namesake corporation, teasing new technological advances in the security field, and alluding to some daddy issues.

Described by the outlet as “a 31-year-old wunderkind who transformed an aging petrochemical and heavy machinery dinosaur into a tech darling of the Fortune 500,” Luthor was also recently named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year.

“Dad named the company after himself ten years before I made my unexpected entrance into his life,” Luthor tells the outlet. “But investors seemed to respond to the idea of an adoring father building a legacy for his precious son. He used that to his advantage. It was a good shtick and, whatever else he was, he was a good businessman… He came from a country where the government, in the guise of protector, had absolute control over the citizens. That drove him. I get it. Heck, I’d hate to see that sort of thing happen over here.”

Luthor also discusses LexCorp’s rivalries with both Wayne Enterprises and Kord Industries with the magazine suggesting that part of the reason for LexCorp’s recent advances is their willingness to develop military technology.

“It’s a necessity,” Luthor explains. “We live in the most dangerous point of time in all of human history. Statistically speaking, it’s a near certainty that another world-changing crisis is hurtling toward us like a speeding bullet. We have to be ready to defend ourselves. No civilization was ever conquered by having a strong military… [But] It’s not a competition. Besides, I can’t hold a candle to those guys in the debauched billionaire playboy department!”

Also highlighted briefly in the article is the fact that Luthor owns a “world-famous” collection of meteorite crystals and that LexCorp has something very, very big in the works.

“It’s about safety,” Luthor continues. “This is a product that will protect you, and everyone, from threats you don’t even know about yet. I don’t want to scare anybody… much. But there are a lot of threats out there, and they’re here today.”

Check back for updates on LexCorp as they become available. To check out the interview in its entirety, click HERE. Also, be sure to follow Lex Luthor on Twitter.

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Mondo Announces ‘The Art of Jock’ Retrospective


MONDO is excited to unveil, in partnership with Insight Editions, their very first collectible book, “The Art of Jock,” (working title) featuring the breathtaking work of the prolific Mondo collaborator, comics illustrator and conceptual artist. “The Art of Jock,” announced by the artist to a packed panel at MondoCon this past weekend, will be available for sale September 2016 at book shops everywhere and at MondoTees.com and InsightEditions.com.

“I’m so proud to be working with my friends at Mondo and Insight to put together the first extensive collection of my work,” said Jock. “It’s been a labor of love for months already, and we can’t wait to share more details. We’re working hard to make this as special an edition as it can be.”

Mark Simpson, known better by his pen name Jock, is an internationally recognized two-time New York Times Bestselling Artist and Eisner Award winner. For the last two decades Jock has become one of the most recognizable illustrators in comics with his work on titles with Marvel (Savage Wolverine, Daredevil), DC/Vertigo (The Losers, Batman: Black Mirror), and his runaway success Wytches at Image Comics, which he also co-created. His career has now grown beyond just the comic book world into creating highly sought after movie posters as well as concept art for acclaimed films such as The Dark Knight trilogy, Children of Men, Dredd, X-Men: Days of Future Past and was most recently responsible for designing the instantly iconic Ava from Alex Garland’s Ex Machina.

Insight Editions has a legacy of best-selling pop culture art books, including Godzilla: The Art of Destruction, Pacific Rim: Man, Machines and Monsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History and Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros.

“The Art of Jock” will delve deeply into the prolific artist’s catalog to not only showcase the best of his published works but also his process with extensive sketches and notes throughout. Jock’s notes and personal insights will form the majority of the text, but there will also be interviews and quotes from many of his colleagues, long time collaborators, and directors of films he has worked on. This access to his process will show an outside of the box approach that has made him one of the most critically acclaimed illustrators working today.

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Pepsi Goes ‘Back To The Future’ With Pepsi Perfect Collectible Bottle


Pepsi is going ‘Back to the Future’ with a new promotion.

Fans of the iconic film trilogy will no doubt remember Marty McFly walking into a diner to purchase a Pepsi in ‘Back to the Future II’ and walking out with a Pepsi Perfect. While Pepsi isn’t launching a new brand, it is releasing a new limited edition bottle October 21, 2015 to let fans have their own Pepsi Perfect bottle.


“Fans have always been a little crazy about it,” says Lou Arbetter, PepsiCo’s senior director of marketing, about the scene in the film where a Pepsi Perfect is delivered to Michael J. Fox’s character through a futuristic pneumatic tube, “and so we wanted to take advantage of the fact that Marty travelled to the future, to this month, and wanted to actually come out with the product.”

Pepsi Perfect Group Shot Print Ad

The bottle is a limited edition collectible — Pepsi is planning on only making a run of 6,500 bottles — and will be sold only while supplies last. Those looking to purchase the bottle can do so for $20.15, not quite as pricey as the $50 that Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown gave Marty in the film. The bottle will be sold online, though Pepsi recommends fans check out the company’s social media pages closer to the Oct. 21 launch date to know exactly where they can purchase it.


While it won’t be coming with a new Pepsi Perfect flavor there will be more traditional Pepsi Made with Real Sugar inside for fans to drink out of the 16.9-ounce bottle.

“We’re fans of this popular trilogy, and just generally, if you work at Pepsi you’re fans of pop culture. The brand has made its mark in pop culture frankly since Michael Jackson moonwalked. We’ve been dancing in and around pop culture for a while,” Arbetter says. “So we look at this as another opportunity to have a little bit of fun.”

Pepsi will also be distributing 1,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles ahead of its general release during New York Comic Con this week to fans dressed as Marty looking to “complete their outfit,” Arbetter says.

Pepsi is part of a growing list of companies joining in on the fun of the original film’s 30th anniversary. In January, Nike announced that they would be releasing a version of its self-lacing Nike Mag shoes that were featured in Back to the Future II later this year, while Reston, Va., will be renaming itself “Hill Valley” in honor of the film from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. Movie theater chain AMC will be hosting all-day screenings of the trilogy Oct. 21 and Amazon will be streaming all three films to users of its Prime Video subscription service throughout October. (Reprinted from USA Today).

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