Daily Archives: September 18, 2012

Criterion To Release Christopher Nolan’s Following Blu-ray On December 11, 2012

Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan fashioned this low-budget, black-and-white, 16 mm neo-noir with comparable precision and cunning. Supplying irrefutable evidence of Nolan’s directorial bravura, Following ($39.95)  is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for with one of his unwitting subjects, who leads him down a dark, criminal path. With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind-bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

Disc Features: 

-New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Christopher Nolan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

-New 5.1 surround sound mix by sound editor Gary Rizzo, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

-Audio commentary by Nolan

-New interview with Nolan

-Chronological rendering of the story

-Side-by-side comparison of three scenes in the film with the shooting script

-Doodlebug (1997), a three-minute film by Nolan, starring Jeremy Theobald


-A booklet featuring an essay by film critic and programmer Scott Foundas

Criterion will release the Blu-ray of Following on December 11, 2012.


New Wreck-It Ralph Posters Feature Familiar Video Game Characters

Four new posters for Walt Disney Pictures’ Wreck-It Ralph have debuted and you can check them out below, featuring the likenesses of some familiar videogame faces like Sonic, Dr. Robotnik, M. Bison, Q-Bert and more.

The film, hitting theaters November 2nd follows Ralph (John C. Reilly), a video game villain who is is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

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Stephen King’s Shining Sequel, Doctor Sleep Gets A Release Date

Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton have established September 24, 2013 as the official first publication date for Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining.

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Minimal Batman Characters By Eduardo Cortes Trujillo

Eduardo Cortes Trujillo, a Mexican based artist, created this series of illustrations showing Batman’s greatest characters.

Using solid, black backgrounds and their most iconic colors and forms, he’s captured each character’s persona.

Check out his entire Batman portfolio HERE.

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