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Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fear, Touch of Death Is Back For A Special Edition 40th Anniversary Release

“Fist of Fear, Touch of Death” (1980) returns for its 40th anniversary with a stunning 4K restoration! Celebrate the ultimate battle for the Bruce Lee legacy featuring the three masters: Bruce Lee, Ron Van Clief, and Fred Williamson.

This special 40th anniversary collector’s set is guaranteed to pack a punch, featuring a blood-red, Blu-ray case and a stunning 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative under exclusive license from the film’s original producers at Aquarius Releasing, Inc.

Exclusive Special Features:

Stars Fred Williamson and Ron Van Clief are reunited for interviews, produced masterfully by Prince Henry Entertainment Group founder Frazier Prince; and producer Terry Levene, director Matthew Mallinson and scriptwriter Ron Harvey give their behind-the-camera take on the film in new interviews conducted by producer and editor Jim Markovic as part of an exclusive 30-minute featurette, “That’s Bruceploitation,” by Daniel Griffith at Ballyhoo Motion Pictures. Limited edition Blu-ray copies will feature a special liner note booklet written by Justin Decloux and Will Sloan, hosts of The Important Cinema Club podcast.

Fist of Fear, Touch of Death is available for purchase on The Film Detective website March 31 in a limited-edition Blu-ray ($24.99) or on DVD ($19.99). With a limited pressing of just 1,500 Blu-rays. Fans can secure a copy by pre-ordering at www.thefilmdetective.com/fist-of-fear.

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The Silence of The Lambs Posters By Laurent Durieux

Mad Duck Posters will release new posters this week for The Silence of The Lambs by Laurent Durieux! The artist had the following to say about his take on the modern masterpiece:

“The art captures the room of the girl found dead who was on the autopsy table at the coroner’s office with her back incised. Here I make an ellipse between two scenes that follow each other in the final part of the film, where Agent Starling understands by seeing the different elements observed in this piece (polaroids, wallpaper with butterflies, sewing machine, dressmaker’s dummy, and especially the dress in the closet which has the same two large diamond-shaped strips). She understands that this is a dressmaker who makes clothes out of human skins and then we find her at Buffallo’s house in the final scene, which is why we see Agent Starling approaching Buffallo’s house across the street…”

The posters go on sale this Wednesday, March 25th 2020 at 12PM ET! Click HERE to order.

The Silence of The Lambs Regular Poster
By Laurent Durieux
24×36
Run of 350
$75

The Silence of The Lambs Variant Poster
By Laurent Durieux
24×36
Run of 250
$95

There will be a very small run of foils for each colorway as well.  

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Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Battle At Echo Base Series – 6″ Wampa, Amazon Exclusive, Figure 1 of 6

The Star Wars, Battle at Echo Base Funko Pop! Deluxe Series is a brand new set of combinable figures exclusive to Amazon. All celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and the ice planet of Hoth. The Pop! Deluxe: Battle at Echo Base series will feature 6 brand new uinque figures, with combinable bases, starting with a 6″ Wampa!

This series will capture iconic characters and moments from the planet Hoth. The figures will feature bases that can be combined to nest together in any order you wish! When all the figures are combined, they will make for one cohesive side by side shelf display!

These figures feature a level of detail not captured by original Star Wars Funko Pops! The next figure will be announced when the previous figure begins shipping.

Each figure will be available for individual purchase, as they are announced. Figures will continue to be announced and made available throughout 2020. Start you Battle at Echo Base series today by securing the first figure, 6″ Wampa, exclusively on Amazon.

Pre-order the Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Battle at Echo Base Series – 6″ Wampa HERE.

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Sonic The Hedgehog Coming To Digital Platforms Early On March 31

After already becoming the highest-grossing video game film in the US last month, Paramount Pictures is bringing Sonic the Hedgehog home to digital platforms early on March 31.

In addition to making the film available early on digital platforms, Paramount has also announced the iconic adventure game adaptation is set to hit shelves on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 19 and renting on discs at Redbox and similar businesses around the same time.

The decision to release the film early digitally comes as Warner Bros. recently moved up the online debuts of Birds of Prey, The Way Back and Just Mercy to March 24, while fellow studio Sony has bumped up Bloodshot‘s debut, STX’s The Gentlemen and Disney’s Frozen II and Onward, while Universal has released The Hunt and The Invisible Man early and are planning to release Trolls World Tour simultaneously online and in theaters in April.

Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox), the film follows Tom Wachowski, a cop in the rural town of Green Hills, who decides to help Sonic escape from the government looking to capture him. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate).

The cast for Sonic the Hedgehog includes Jim Carrey (Kidding) as Sonic’s rival, Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, James Marsden (Westworld) as Wachowski, a police officer who teams up with Sonic; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) as Tom’s fellow police officer, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), and Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984). Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) provides the voice for Sonic in the film.

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Disney And Pixar’s Onward To Arrive Early On Digital March 20 & To Stream On Disney+ April 3

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning today at 5:00PM PST/ 8:00PM EST and on Disney+ on April 3 in the U.S.

The film premiered in theaters on March 6 and earned rave reviews from audiences, including a 95% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes. With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the global health crisis, Disney will offer the film ahead of schedule to purchase on digital platforms in the U.S. beginning today at 5:00PM PST /8:00PM EST for $19.99.

“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said Dan Scanlon (Director, “Onward”) and Kori Rae (Producer, “Onward”).

In “Onward,” teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

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Taschen Books Announces Stanley Kubrick Book & DVD Sets

One of the most esteemed filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was also one of the most enigmatic. He broke into the film scene at the age of 26 with the ambitious, independently produced Killer’s Kiss and within a few years was working with the likes of Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Peter Sellers on seminal movies such as Lolita and Spartacus.

Taschen has now released three Making of a Masterpiece books celebrating Kubrick’s classic films: 2OO1: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, and A Clockwork Orange.

Each book in the series comes in a deluxe LP-sized folio and includes the remastered DVD, the original poster, and extensive behind-the-scenes material from Kubrick’s archives.

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Book & DVD Set ($35)

Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. Book & DVD Set ($35)

Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Book & DVD Set ($35)

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Gallery 1988 To Release Scott C. Tom Hanks Great Showdowns Print Set On March 20, 2020

Tomorrow, March 20, 2020 Gallery 1988 will release a Tom Hanks Great Showdowns print set by Scott C.. The time limited set will be available for 24 hours beginning at 12 noon (PT). The set will feature the beloved actor in his iconic films: League of Their Own, Big, The Burbs, Castaway, and Forrest Gump.

Each set will be $75 (for all 5), hand signed and numbered by Scott and the edition size will be determined by how many sell during the 24-hour period.

 

Order HERE.

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7th Voyage of Sinbad Poster By Laurent Durieux

This year would have been the 100th birthday of Ray Harryhausen, the filmmaking legend who pioneered stop-motion animation.  To celebrate this occasion, Justin Ishmael of ISH will release prints of the classic Harryhausen film, 7th Voyage of Sinbad by the renowned artist, Laurent Durieux in both a regular and variant version

7th Voyage of Sinbad Regular Poster
By Laurent Durieux
13 colors
Measures 24×36 inches
Edition Size: 275
Price: $65

7th Voyage of Sinbad Variant Poster
By Laurent Durieux
13 colors
Measures 24×36 inches
Edition Size: 150
Price: $75

The prints will be available HERE at 9:00 a.m. PST Wednesday, March 18.

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Guru del Toro: Maestro of Monsters Figure

Let Guru del Toro be your guide into the darkest depths of fantasy! This designer toy by artist Chogrin honors the Maestro of Monsters, who holds countless universes in his hands, claws, and tentacles.

“This figure is based on an illustration I created in tribute to Guillermo del Toro and his filmography.  Guillermo has always been a patron for misunderstood creatures and an inspiration for artists around the world. I wanted to create something that captured all those things in one.  And so, I give you Guru del Toro, Maestro of Monsters!”

-Chogrin

The figure is limited to only 400 pieces and you can order HERE for $80.

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Birds of Prey Will Be Released on Video On Demand Early

Warner Bros. will release “Birds of Prey,” a spinoff of 2017’s “Suicide Squad,” for digital purchase on March 24, earlier than its anticipated release.

The film is expected to cost $19.99 on platforms such as Amazon and iTunes, and will be available for rental in April, the studio confirmed to Variety.

At any other time, it would be a surprising move since “Birds of Prey” is still playing in theaters and exhibitors have been steadfast to resist any attempts from studios to shorten the amount of time that films are available on the big screen. However, multiplexes in multiple states, including New York, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, have been ordered to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Even before theaters officially closed, audiences had started to avoid crowded venues amid the public health crisis, causing box office ticket sales to crater.

The news comes following Universal’s decision earlier Monday that “Trolls World Tour,” from DreamWorks Animation, would be available on home entertainment for $19.99 the same day it was expected to hit theaters. The studio’s other titles that were still playing on the silver screen — Blumhouse thrillers “The Hunt” and “The Invisible Man,” as well as “Emma,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel from Focus, Universal’s specialty label — will also be accessible to purchase on demand.

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