After parting ways with Colin Trevorrow last week (click here for more details), Lucasfilm moved with their typical lightning speed to replace directors and the new boss is same as the old boss. The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson was first offered the film, but declined stating he’d not be averse to doing a future Star Wars film though. Lucasfilm then went back to the man who kicked off the Star Wars renaissance and JJ Abrams will return to direct and write a new script (with Chris Terrerio) for Star Wars Episode IX. Since they’re now starting from scratch, the film has been delayed for a Christmas 2019 release.
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The Force is calling to you again. Only this time, in 3D.
The latest film in Star Wars saga is coming home — for the first time in immersive 3D — with Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition. Announced today, the four-disc collection will release this fall, rolling out October 31 and arriving in the US and Canada on November 15. Encased in stunning collectible packaging, the set contains the film’s original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew, and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams. (Note that Collector’s Edition configuration may vary by territory.) Not even Maz’s castle has a treasure like this. Get a first look below! Continue reading New Star Wars Episode VII Collector’s Edition Blu Ray Announced With New Special Features
While we were down with power issues, Trekkies and movie fans in general mourned the loss of Anton Yelchin, who passed away in a horribly tragic accident over the weekend. Yelchin, who played Chekov in the revived Star Trek cast that began in 2011, was just weeks away from seeing his crew take to space for the third time in Star Trek: Beyond. What happened to him is so senseless, but I think we all have had people in our lives disappear because of random accidents. It’s just a reminder that we’re not promised any certain amount of time, and to make what we have count. From the testimonies of his friends, it seems like Yelchin (only 27 at his passing) was a good soul and I’m so sorry that we won’t continue to see his talent continue to develop. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) “Breaking the Prime Directive”
I hated the first trailer for Star Trek: Beyond. Hated it. Then I had to watch it in front of every movie for the last five months, and if I ever hear “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys again, I’m just going to lash out and hit the first person I see. I know I’m not alone in being underwhelmed. Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the film and wrote the script for Beyond, begged fans not to judge the film by the first trailer. The second trailer is 1000% better, and I’m actually looking forward to seeing the film again. Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine have already signed for a fourth film, so this isn’t likely to be the crew’s last go-round. One thing, though, honestly, how many times are they going to destroy the Enterprise? It was shocking the first time. In Star Trek III. It’s Star Trek XIII now. The ship has gone down so many times you’d think the name would be cursed among space explorers. Get ready to go BEYOND (see what I did there with the pun?) when the film opens on July 22, 2016.
Paramount Home Media Distribution has announced the Blu-ray release of producer J.J. Abrams and up-and-coming director Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane, which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher, Jr. The spiritual sequel/spin-off to Cloverfield (2008) arrives on Blu-ray combo pack on June 14th.
After a catastrophic car crash, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) wakes up in a survivalist’s (John Goodman, Argo) underground bunker. He claims to have saved her from an apocalyptic attack that has left the outside world uninhabitable. His theories are supported by a mysterious stranger who is in the bunker with them (John Gallagher, Jr., The Newsroom), but as his increasingly suspicious actions lead her to question his motives, she’ll have to escape in order to discover the truth.
10 Cloverfield Lane is presented in 1080p with Dolby Atmos surround. For a limited time only, fans will receive a bonus Digital HD copy of the original Cloverfield with their purchase of the 10 Cloverfield Lane Blu-ray Combo Pack. Special features include:
- Commentary by director Dan Trachtenberg and producer J.J. Abrams
- Over 30 minutes of Behind-The-Scenes Footage: Take an extensive look behind-the-scenes with Abrams and the cast as they revisit the legacy of 2008’s Cloverfield, and discuss how 10 Cloverfield Lane went from script to production. Continue with a tour of the ominous bunker, see how the costume designer was challenged to create a homemade Hazmat suit, follow the production team and sound designers as they work on the movie’s epic finale, and hear the unique scores composed for each character.