This week on The Collision on a spoiler-filled episode, we are joined by editor Brendan Bettinger, who I thank for filling in for me due to my moderate speech impediment as a result of recent jaw surgery. Along with regulars Adam and Dave, they discuss Iron Man 3, Marvel Phase Two, the distinct voice of director and co-writer Shane Black, fidelity to the comics, and more. As always, we wrap up with recommendations.
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by Jackson Posted: October 21st, 2012 at 12:50 am
Movie series take many forms. Some, such as James Bond, are almost like non-episodic television, with very little connection between the individual films save for the primary character. On the other end of the spectrum is The Lord of the Rings series, serialized from start to finish, shot together and released on a schedule to maximize such. Somewhere in between lies the Terminator series, available now in the 5-disc Blu-ray box set Terminator Anthology.
What is interesting about the Terminator series as a collection of films is that they at once have that interconnectedness of story, due to their epic scope spanning the series, and episodic individuality, due not only to the vast periods of time that pass in between each story and the movies’ releases. Hit the jump for my review of the box set.
The epic love story Titanic, which earned two billion dollars at the box office and won 11 Academy Awards, is making its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray, in high definition 2D and 3D, on September 10th. Whether choose the 2D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack or you go for the ultimate experience in immersive 3D, you will get four discs that feature more than two-and-a-half hours of new bonus footage, including an in-depth exploration of the film with James Cameron, documentary footage, 30 deleted scenes, over 60 behind-the-scenes featurettes, more than 2,000 photos, commentaries and more.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, producer and longtime James Cameron collaborator Jon Landau talked about the phenomenal reward of having the hugely successful film also stand the test of time, the biggest way in which Titanic changed his life, what he’s most excited about fans getting to see on the Blu-ray, his favorite deleted scene, and the challenges of post-converting an older movie. He also talked about the possibility of converting Terminator 2 and Aliens to 3D, how he feels about 48 frames per second and the future of projection, the current status of the release date and scripts for more Avatar films, the recent advances in technology that he’s most looking forward to incorporating into future movies, 3D as the future of home entertainment, and the most rewarding part of his years of collaboration with Cameron. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’re aware that San Diego Comic Con is about two weeks away. The best part about this geek nirvana is no matter what your poison, comics, art, television, video games, movies, etc., there’s something for everyone. One of the specific niches that Comic Con is best known for is limited edition collectibles. Each year, seemingly every booth creates a batch of merchandise that will only ever be sold for those magical four days in San Diego.
The official Comic Con website recently put up the “full” list of exclusives (we say “full” because things will continue to be added to the list) and it’s pretty huge. So we went through and picked out the ten that we feel Collider readers might find most appealing, or could make for the best investment after July 22-25. Hit the jump for the list as well as tips on purchasing them.
Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day are among the best action movies of all time. Rise of the Machines and Salvation are not. But there may be hope yet for the next installment in the time-traveling-killer-robot saga. According to Mike Fleming at Deadline, William Wisher (who collaborated with James Cameron on the first two films) is making a strong case to potentially write the next two movies in the franchise. Wisher has already written a “detailed, 24-page treatment for Terminator 5” and a “4-page concept outline for Terminator 6.” Fleming goes on to say that there will be “several new villains and plenty of firepower.” One more note of interest: There’s a part for Linda Hamilton and even Arnold Schwarzenegger in Wisher’s stories.
To get my thoughts on the project, hit the jump.
If you’re a fan of movie related toys/figures, you might enjoy the latest offering from Hot Toys out of Hong Kong. That’s because they recently announced a new Arnold Schwarzenegger 12″ figure from Terminator 2. As you can see from the slice above, it really looks like him. For two more images including Schwarzenegger wearing sun glasses, hit the jump. If I had the money and a lot more space, my room would be covered with stuff like this.
With the expected success of James Cameron’s Avatar, a 3-Dimensional craze has begun to sweep Hollywood according to Waxword columnist Sharon Waxman over at The Wrap. Although filming completed some time ago and despite a trailer already online, director Ridley Scott is apparently seeking approval from Universal executives to create a 3D version to his $200 million Robin Hood reimagining. A deal is currently in the works with Studio Canal-the studio that owns the rights to Cameron’s legendary “Terminator 2″-to fast track a screen-popping version of the film.
Hit the jump for more directors looking to send audience’s eyes into a frenzy.
by Eli Posted: July 25th, 2009 at 10:37 pm
In yet another quickie cheap DVD collection release, Lionsgate haphazardly throws together four Schwarzenegger movies and hopes that you will shell out your hard earned cash. The good news is this is a highly enjoyable quartet, with a good transfer and a very good set of extras at a price that’s hard to beat. If you are an armchair Arnold fan who hasn’t gotten around to purchasing these flicks yet, the time is now. My full review after the jump: