This Week on Blu-ray: HARRY POTTER Wizard’s Collection, THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT, PIRANHA 3DD, FRINGE, BORED TO DEATH, and More

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This week on Blu-ray is a little light on new film releases, but it does include the Harry Potter mega-set that puts any and all collectors’ sets to shame.  Briefly:

Hit the jump for all the details, folks. 

Danielle Panabaker and David Koechner Talk PIRANHA 3DD

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With twice the terror and double the D’s of the first film, Piranha 3DD (opening in theaters and available on VOD on June 1st) sees the flesh-eating fish return to sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitor’s of The Big Wet Water Park.  This time there is more insanity, more blood, more boobs and even David Hasselhoff to add to all the zany fun.  The film stars Danielle Panabaker, David Koechner, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Christopher Lloyd and Gary Busey.

At the film’s press day, I had the opportunity to speak with co-stars Danielle Panabaker and David Koechner about what they thought when they heard the title of the film, how things are bigger and more outrageous this time, the evolution of the piranha, more breasts, really committing to making the film funny and real, how they took the most outrageous of every take and put it in the movie, and what they each have coming up next.  Hit the jump to watch:

Director John Gulager Talks PIRANHA 3DD, Deleted Scenes, David Hasselhoff and More

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With twice the terror and double the D’s of the first film, Piranha 3DD (opening in theaters and available on VOD on June 1st) sees the flesh-eating fish return to sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitor’s of The Big Wet Water Park.  This time there is more insanity, more blood, more boobs and even David Hasselhoff to add to all the zany fun.  The film stars Danielle Panabaker, David Koechner, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Christopher Lloyd and Gary Busey.

At the film’s press day, I had the opportunity to speak with director John Gulager, who was accompanied by one of his piranha stars, about how he approached making the sequel even more outrageous, shooting in Real 3D and the challenges that presented, not having many deleted scenes even though the cut is under 90 minutes, and how what it was like to work with David Hasselhoff.  Hit the jump to watch.

NSFW “Making of PIRANHA 3DD” Featurette Highlights David Hasselhoff, Katrina Bowden and Gary Busey

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In case you want to see more of Piranha 3DD’s cast than just David Hasselhoff, we have a new “making of” featurette for you to check out.  The Hoff was recently featured in both a clip from the film as well as a character featurette.  This new featurette, while still not a real behind-the-scenes look, showcases David Koechner, Katrina Bowden and Gary Busey talking about their characters and the fictitious lengths they had to go through to bring Piranha 3DD to the screen.  If you’re a fan of boobs and blood, or just an amateur icthyologist eager to learn more, you’ll want to hit the jump to check out the NSFW video.  Directed by John Gulager, the film also stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer and Danielle PanabakerPiranha 3DD opens on June 1st.

New Featurette for PIRANHA 3DD Focuses on David Hasselhoff

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A new featurette for Piranha 3DD has been released, but if you were expecting a behind-the-scenes look at the gore or even the nudity of Piranha 3DD, you’ll be sorely disappointed.  Instead, this featurette is a slightly strange look at star David Hasselhoff.  We see some bits of footage involving The Hoff’s character (he plays himself), but we’re also lead into the actor’s trailer by Hasselhoff himself.  He dons a David Hasselhoff mask and hawks Hasselhoff merchandise, and I’m not sure that he’s being entirely facetious.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette.  Directed by John Gulager, the film also stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Katrina Bowden, and Danielle PanabakerPiranha 3DD opens on June 1st.

14 New Images from PIRANHA 3DD

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A batch of new images from Piranha 3DD has gone online, but with a title like that one doesn’t really need much more elaboration in order to decide if the film is up his or her alley.  Yes, the images highlight lots of boobs and blood, but we also get new looks at stars David Hasselhoff and David Koechner.  Yesterday we brought you a new clip from the film with a nice Baywatch nod, which you can check out right here.

Hit the jump to take a gander at the images.  Directed by John Gulager, the film also stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Katrina Bowden, and Danielle PanabakerPiranha 3DD opens on June 1st.

New PIRANHA 3DD Clip Features Slo-Mo David Hasselhoff and BAYWATCH Nostalgia

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Dimension Films is doubling your pleasure with a second helping of boobs, blood and killer fish in this summer’s Piranha 3DD. For a while now, I thought the extra D was a cleverly disguised breast joke, but apparently it stands for “David,” as in David Hasselhoff. This new clip from the film features The Hoff in his oh-so-familiar role as a lifeguard.  Fans of the glory days of Baywatch will get a kick out of the segment and the humor aimed at an aging Hasselhoff is spot-on to what you can expect from Piranha 3DD. Be sure to check out the trailer, red-band trailer, posters and images, as well.  The film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer, and Gary BuseyPiranha 3DD opens June 1st.  Hit the jump to check out the new clip.

New Posters for THE DICTATOR, PIRANHA 3DD, and BYZANTIUM

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We’ve got a few new posters to share with you today.  Briefly:

  • The Dictator – A new poster for the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy plays up the character’s visit to New York City.  The film opens on May 16th and also stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, and John C. Reilly.
  • Piranha 3DD – A new poster for the gore and breast-filled genre sequel takes a page out of the horror posters from the 80s.  The film opens on June 1st and stars Katrina Bowden, Ving Rhames, and David Hasselhoff.
  • Byzantium – The first poster for director Neil Jordan’s (Interview with the Vampire) new vampire film.  The story focuses on a daughter (Saoirse Ronan) and mother (Gemma Arterton) vampire pair who arrive in a small 18th century British town.  No release date has been set, but the film also stars Sam Riley and Jonny Lee Miller.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

7 New Images from PIRANHA 3DD

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Dimension Films has unleashed seven new images from the gore-heavy sequel Piranha 3DD.  They highlight everything we expect to see from the follow-up to Piranha 3D: good looking girls in swimsuits, Ving Rhames with a gun attachment instead of a leg, and David Hasselhoff.  The sequel moves the action to a water park that’s (naturally) kept safe by stripper lifeguards, and I’m assuming much nudity and/or carnage ensues.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, and Gary Busey.

Red-Band Trailer for PIRANHA 3DD

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A red-band trailer for Piranha 3DD has gone online.  Like the first movie, the sequel is all about boobs and blood, but this trailer is mostly about the former rather than the latter.  Yes, the trailer has plenty of killer-fishy menace, but don’t expect seeing any gruesome kills.  Instead, expect to see lots of bare breasts, and I assume no one will complain about that.

Hit the jump to check out the red-band trailer.  The film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer, and Gary BuseyPiranha 3DD currently does not have a release date.

First Trailer for PIRANHA 3DD

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The first trailer for Piranha 3DD has gone online.  For everyone who loved the first movie, the new trailer wants to let you know, “All that stuff you liked?  The boobs, the gore, the silliness, and all that stuff?  Yep.  That’s all here.  Enjoy.”  There seems to be some creative kills in store in addition to the goofiness of stripper-lifeguards and Ving Rhames-Gunlegs.  My only problem with this trailer is the notable absence of Gary Busey.  Hopefully, we’ll see him and his piranha-related lunacy soon.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, and Paul Scheer. Piranha 3DD currently does not have a release date.

Two International Posters for PIRANHA 3DD

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There had been some concern that Piranha 3DD, the sequel to the surprise hit Piranha 3D, wouldn’t be coming to theaters.  Last month, director John Gulager said there was no need for concern, and that 3D boobs and angry fish were headed our way this year.  Now, two international posters have gone online and they don’t look too bad.  I would think that including “Double the D’s” in the tagline would mean focusing more on the breasts than the piranhas, but the posters are the other way around.  I guess market research shows that fish are a better selling point than boobs.  Market research is never wrong.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, and Gary Busey.  There is currently no release date for Piranha 3DD.

PIRANHA 3DD Director Confirms the Movie Is Still Heading to U.S. Theaters

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There was a bit of stir when a British website reported that Piranha 3DD would be going straight-to-DVD in UK.  The film had already been delayed from its November release in the U.S., so was it possible the movie was going to have a similar direct-to-DVD fate in the states?  It would be a remarkably stupid idea to film a movie in 3D and then skip a theatrical release when most folks still don’t have 3D TVs.  But director John Gulager has come to put your fears to rest.

Hit the jump for why the release date was delayed, and when we can expect the returns of boobs, blood, and fish.  The film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, and Gary Busey.

Producer Mark Canton Talks IMMORTALS, PIRANHA 3DD, EMPEROR and the 300 Sequel

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With director Tarsem Singh’s new film Immortals opening this weekend, Collider has been overrun with exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and cast over the past few days.  For those not familiar with Immortals (watch the trailer and clips), the film centers on Theseus (Henry Cavill), a mortal who teams up with the Greek gods in order to defeat the power-hungry King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke).  The film also stars Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Joseph Morgan, Kellan Lutz, and Stephen Dorff.

During my interview with producer Mark Canton, we spoke about the challenge of getting the project made, the comparisons to 300, the practical sets and the 3D, the violence, and working within the budget.  We also talked about Canton’s other projects such as the 300 sequel (300: Battle for Artemisia), Piranha 3DD, Freelancers, The Tomb and Emperor – which will be directed by Burr Steers.  Hit the jump to watch.

First Images and Synopsis for PIRANHA 3DD

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The sequel to Alexandre Aja’s remake of Piranha 3D, aptly titled Piranha 3DD, is on its way, and we’ve got the first batch of images from the follow-up. In the sequel, the toothy amphibians head to a water park to wreak havoc. Judging from the teaser trailer, an adequate amount of carnage/nudity will ensue, and when you’re going to see a movie called Piranha 3DD, that’s really all you can ask for. Along with the first images, we’ve also got a full synopsis for the film. The images unveil David Hasselhoff in what looks to be full Baywatch gear, Gary Busey doing his thing, and a piranha feasting on some young woman’s jugular. Ah, water parks. Hit the jump for the images and synopsis.  And here’s the trailer if you missed it.

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