Friday, 29 August 2014

John Williams to perform at the Hollywood Bowl This Labor Day Weekend

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This Labor Day weekend don’t miss a famous maestro perform at the Hollywood Bowl. With his instantly recognizable scores, John Williams has redefined the art of film music. The 5-time Academy Award winner will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in selections from some of his beloved movie hits and this year he welcomes special guest vocalist Seth MacFarlane to help salutes dance in the movies.



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PREMIERE PROPS TO AUCTION OFF OVER 1000 PROPS FROM X-MEN To STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE

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Bajoran props from Deep Space Nine Courtesy of PREMIERE PROPS

PREMIERE PROPS TO AUCTION OFF OVER 1000 PROPS FROM FILM AND TELEVISION INCLUDING ITEMS FROM HALLE BERRY,
AL PACINO, ALFRED HITCHCOCK, THE STAR TREK FRANCHISE, GRETA GARBO, SHARON STONE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN FRANCHISE and DOLPHIN TALE 2
ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
EL SEGUNDO – Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 1000 movie and television props on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA. There will be a preview each day from 9-11am PT with the live auction beginning at 11am PT.
Items include:
  • THE GODFATHER PART II – Michael Corleone’s (Al Pacino) suit 
  • X-MEN – Ororo “Storm” Munroe’s (Halle Berry) costume including full leather and latex body suit with belt and “X” buckle and her silver cape
  • X-MEN ORIGINS:  WOLVERINE – Wade “Deadpool” Wilson’s (Ryan Reynolds) Katana Swords
  • DOLPHIN TALE 2 – several props and costumes from the film including the prosthetic dolphin tails
  • FRENZY – a production script from Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film, signed by several cast members including Jon Finch who played Richard Ian Blaney, Anna Massey who played  Babs Milligan , Joan Marsh who played Monica Barling, Clive Swift who played Johnny Porter, and Bernard Cribbins who played Felix Forsythe.
  • STAR TREK:  DEEP SPACE NINE – Bajoran accessories including a Bajoran Collar Pin, a Bajoran Communicator Badge and a Bajoran Nose Ring.
  • STAR TREK:  FIRST CONTACT – Borg Neural Processor
  • DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – Dr. Zhivogo’s (Omar Sharif) Russian Imperial Officer’s Field Visor Cap
  • Greta Garbo – four Chiffon scarves from the late actress’ estate
  • Ingrid Bergman/Noel Coward/Joan Crawford/Rex Harrison/Lillian Gish – a series of letters from these Hollywood legends.
  • THE NATURAL – one of the baseballs used in the film, and includes a miniature leather glove to “seat” the ball
  • NO WAY OUT - Tom Farrell’s (Kevin Costner) Navy Officer’s Dress Cap signed by co-star Sean Young
  • FADING GIGOLO – Dr. Parker’s (Sharon Stone) costume
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END – a Soa Feng Ceremonial Chair
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Borg Neual Processor from Star Trek First Contact Courtesy of PREMIERE PROPS
Fans can starting bidding now, placing bids online at http://www.icollector.com/ andhttp://www.liveauctioneers.comor calling to set up phone bidding with a Premiere Props representative.
Collectors can place proxy bids until the Hollywood Extravaganza Auction goes LIVE at 11am PT on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28.
For more information, please visit http://www.premiereprops.comor http://www.hollywoodliveauctions.com or call (310) 322-PROP / (888) 761-PROP.
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Bajoran props from Deep Space Nine Courtesy of PREMIERE PROPS

About Premiere Props
Premiere Props is the leading marketing memorabilia company to market, authenticate, package, and distribute exclusive movie memorabilia. Since 2001, Premiere Props has represented over 600 movies to date and continues to grow strong. Premiere Props works with some of the largest motion picture studios and independent distributors in the world, such as Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax, MGM, The Weinstein Company, Sony Screen Gems, Lionsgate, TriStar, Spyglass, Alcon and many more.

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

MARVEL ANNOUNCES STAR WARS™ LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTIONS BEGINNING APRIL 2015

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Latest press release from Marvel on the new Star Wars Epic range coming our way:

Marvel is excited to announce the release of an oversized dose of a galaxy far, far, away – Star Wars comics are coming to Marvel’s prestigious Epic Collection format - STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB.

Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge — one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader!

“We’re thrilled to be bringing our innovative Epic Collections to a galaxy far, far away,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’ll be bouncing around to different periods of Star Wars history with each Epic Collection, constructing one huge tapestry, collecting full unbroken runs of all the greatest Star Wars comics from the past 35 years.”

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB. will offer a new way for fans to collect and read iconic Star Wars stories across the past 35 years of published titles. These oversized, self-contained color collections will bring the adventures of the Rebellion, the Galactic Empire and more to the masses with exciting new Epic Collections.

COLLECTING: STAR WARS: REPUBLIC 78-80, STAR WARS: PURGE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — SECONDS TO DIE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE HIDDEN BLADE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE TYRANT'S FIST 1-2, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND 1-5, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES 1-5
AUTHOR: JOHN OSTRANDER, RANDY STRADLEY, HADEN BLACKMAN, ALEXANDER FREED
ARTIST: LUKE ROSS , DOUGLAS WHEATLEY, JIM HALL, CHRIS SCALF, MARCO CASTIELLO, ANDREA CHELLA, RICK LEONARDI

For more on Star Wars please visit marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #starwars. To experience Star Wars online, visit StarWars.com or follow Star Wars on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB.
WRITTEN BY JOHN OSTRANDER, RANDY STRADLEY, HADEN BLACKMAN & ALEXANDER FREED
ART BY LUKE ROSS, DOUGLAS CASTIELLO, ANDREA CHELLA & RICK LEONARDI
440 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
On-Sale April 2015
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9398-2
© 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. Used under authorization. All rights reserved.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

VIDEO:Star Wars Rebels: “Entanglement”

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In “Entanglement,” a special Star Wars Rebels short, Zeb fails to meet with Kanan at a specified rendezvous point…and instead finds himself joyfully battling many, many stormtroopers.

Scheduled to premiere in October 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, Star Wars Rebels will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.



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George Lucas To Recieve SMPTE Award

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George Lucas is among three technologists to receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers highest accolade

Lucas is to receive an Honorary Membership in the body in recognition of his many contributions to entertainment technology, from founding Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar (which began as a division at ILM) and THX to advancing digital cinematography.
“In his determination to push the medium of cinema with new technologies and techniques, Lucas encountered both support and skepticism,” said SMPTE in its announcement. “It is now clear that his perseverance and vision were key factors in the eventual widespread adoption of digital cinematography in motion picture production.”
Source: Variety


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Teufel’s Cinebar 52 THX – A soundbar with certified home cinema-grade sound


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Fancy a soundbar that's THX certified?  Look no further than this impressive setup from Teufel.


Teufel Audio presents its successor to the multiple award-winning Cinebar 51 THX: The new Cinebar 52 THX. In addition to fulfilling the stringent criteria for THX certification for cinema sound, the new soundbar from the Berlin hi-fi manufacturer offers Dolby Virtual Speaker technology and multiple connections for audio and video sources. A more compact home cinema system at this level of quality is simply not available anywhere.
Regarding the Cinebar 52 THX’s many advantages over standard soundbars, product manager Alexander Paul explained:

“It allows you to enjoy the director’s cut every time. With the Cinebar 52’s THX certification, we guarantee that movies sound just like the director intended. In addition, the use of Dolby Virtual Speaker technology creates a realistic surround sound atmosphere from a single loudspeaker enclosure.”

The Cinebar 52 THX had big shoes to fill. Its predecessor, the Cinebar 51 THX was the world’s first soundbar with THX certification and was awarded no fewer than five reader’s choice awards along with many commendations from technical journals.

Putting the sound in soundbar
To achieve THX certification, the Cinebar 52 THX needed to pass THX’s demanding tests to ensure that the device is truly capable of cinema sound with a sound pressure level over 100 dB. A total of six high-end drivers in an authentic 2-way construction along with a precise 250 watt subwoofer for deep bass all the way down to 35 hertz tuned by Europe’s most experienced THX developer, Christoph Winklmeier, helped the Cinebar 52 pass these tests with flying colors.

Fully loaded feature set
The Cinebar 52 THX offers the following connections: 4 HDMI inputs and one output in the current 1.4b standard. Six additional digital and analogue audio inputs allow the device to accept signals from CD players, iPods, and game consoles.
Thanks to CEC and ARC functionality, compatible televisions and Blu-ray players can automatically control the soundbar as well. This is almost a shame considering that the soundbar comes with its own high-end remote made from attractive aluminum. The Cinebar 52 THX’s enclosure is likewise made from this vibration-resistant metal. A contemporary high-end design featuring brushed aluminum underscores the device’s high performance level and allows the Cinebar 52 to be easily integrated into any type of interior.

Technical Data:
Soundbar:
  • Frequency range: 120 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Sound pressure: 103 dB/1m
  • 2 x 25 mm tweeter, 4 x 100 mm midrange driver
  • Power output capacity sinus: 120 watts
  • Standby function: 0.4 watts
  • Video connections: 4 x HDMI-In, 1x HDMI-Out with 3D support, CEC and ARC
  • Standby function: 2 x coaxial digital, 2 x optical digital, 1 x stereo cinch, 1 x stereo jack
  • Audio formats: Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
Subwoofer:
  • Frequency range: 35 Hz – 120 Hz
  • Sound pressure: 101 dB/1m
  • 250 mm bass driver
  • 150 watts sinus, 250 watts (peak) power capacity
  • Standby function: 0.4 watts
The new Cinebar 52 THX is available now at http://www.teufelaudio.com.uk for £ 799.99.


About Teufel Audio
Teufel is Europe's #1 direct seller of loudspeaker systems. The company was founded in 1980 in Berlin and currently offers a wide range of premium audio products. The Teufel portfolio includes home cinema, portable, multimedia, and PC sound systems along with multiroom and streaming devices under the name “Raumfeld.” In 1996, Teufel became the first German company to offer THX certified loudspeakers, an extremely exacting audio standard for cinema-grade surround sound and today offers the largest selection of THX certified speakers in the world.

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