Watch exclusive clip PRACTICAL EFFECTS from HELL FEST

Get in Line for a Thrilling Horror Ride with “Hell Fest” on Digital December 21 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on January 8 from Lionsgate®

A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park — a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town.

But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction — it is a hunting ground.

On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continues to rise, who will fight to survive the night?

HELL FEST

On Digital December 21, 

On 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD On January 8

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CINDERELO la nueva película de William Levy se estreno el 7 de diciembre en PANTAYA

CINDERELO la nueva película de William Levy se estreno el 7 de diciembre en PANTAYA

“Cinderelo” estará disponible en PantaYA ya, en la plataforma de streaming de películas en español.

El publico latino en Estados Unidos podrá ver esta divertida comedia desde su casa, en su computadora, tablet o celular.

Marlon Flores es un talentoso fotógrafo con una habilidad asombrosa para resaltar la belleza interior de cualquiera, pero no la suya.

Su fealdad atrae el rechazo y el ridículo de todas las mujeres, excepto su asistente María, que puede verlo por lo que realmente es.

Cansado del desprecio constante, inesperadamente se encuentra con su hada padrino, un misterioso hombre que le hace un hechizo transformándolo en un semental irresistible llamado Brando.

¿Cuál es el truco preguntas? Sólo tiene efecto por la noche.

Con la ayuda de su mejor amigo Félix, Marlon convierte al guapo Brando en el hombre más codiciado de la ciudad.

¿Pero puede encontrar el amor verdadero con una doble identidad?

Marlon ahora debe enfrentarse a un desafío aún mayor que su apariencia descuidada: superar los obstáculos de este hechizo mágico para ganarse a su media naranja, María.

La divertida comedia ha siso dirigida por Beto Gómez, cuenta con la actuación estelar de William Levy, Miguel Rodarte y Joaquín Cossio.

La película se rodó en 30 días, casi en su totalidad en la República Dominicana, con dos días de filmación en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Los productores lideraron un equipo de 105 personas, el 90% de los cuales eran dominicanos nativos con una gran experiencia y conocimientos en el oficio de la cinematografía.

La producción contó con el apoyo total de las instituciones cinematográficas dominicanas y las leyes cinematográficas del país.

En PantaYa El 7 De Diciembre

HELL FEST on digital December 28, on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD on January 8

Get in Line for a Thrilling Horror Ride on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on January 8 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack to Include Dolby Vision™

Experience a terrifying celebration of the horror genre when “Hell Fest” arrives on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 8 from Lionsgate.

From Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer of TV’s “The Walking Dead,” executive producer Tucker Tooley (Limitless, Den of Thieves), and directed by Gregory Plotkin (editor of Get Out, Happy Death Day, and director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), “Hell Fest” is one truly terrifying ride.

The scary slasher film stars Amy Forsyth (TV’s “The Path,” “Rise,” “Defiance”), Reign Edwards (TV’s “Snowfall,” “MacGyver,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Bex Taylor-Klaus (TV’s “Scream: The TV Series,” “Arrow,” The Last Witch Hunter), and the legendary Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow). Story by William Penick & Christopher Sey and Stephen Susco, Screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood and Blair Butler and Akela Cooper. A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park — a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town.

But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction — it is a hunting ground.

On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continues to rise, who will fight to survive the night? Take home “Hell Fest” and go behind the scenes with an exclusive, never-before-seen featurette, “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest.”

Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultravivid picture quality.

When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

The Hell Fest 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Este mes de Noviembre comparte con tu familia disfrutando de PantaYa

Este mes de Noviembre comparte con tu familia disfrutando de PantaYa

Parece que este año ha volado, y ya con la temporada de fiestas a la vuelta de la esquina el mes de noviembre se convierte en la fecha de partida, donde comenzamos a disfrutar más de la familia y buscamos ideas donde podamos compartir juntos.

Compartir en familia es esencial para fortalecer los lazos y vivir en unidad.

Pero esto no significa que se tenga que gastar mucho dinero para lograrlo.
Existen varias opciones que pueden realizar en la comodidad del hogar y que estamos seguras de que disfrutarás.Una de ellas además ayuda a fomentar el importante uso de la lengua española con las nuevas generaciones y además celebra la rica tradición del cine latino.

¿Y cuál es esta opción?Se llama PANTAYA, disponible en EE.UU y Puerto Rico y el primer servicio de streaming premium para acceder a las mejores películas en español, desde tu móvil, tableta o computadora o entrando a PANTAYA.com.

El servicio cuenta con cientos de películas que van desde lo más nuevo y taquillero hasta los clásicos de ayer libres de publicidad, y este mes le ofrecemos las mejores películas para disfrutar en familia y en español con los reconocidos y queridos actores tales como: Mauricio Ochmann, Fernanda Castillo, Esmeralda Pimentel, Erick Elías, Erik Hayser, Cecilia Suarez y ¡muchos más.
“Cuando Los Hijos Regresan” 
(disponible en PANTAYA noviembre 9)
Para Manuel y Adelina todo marcha de maravilla: están felices con su vida. Sin embargo su actual serenidad se verá interrumpida cuando cada uno de sus tres hijos decida mudarse de vuelta a casa. Rebasados por la situación, Manuel y Adelina llevan a cabo un plan para sabotearlos y recuperar la paz de su hogar.
“Ya Veremos”
(disponible en PANTAYA noviembre 20)

Del director de “Pulling Strings” y “A la mala” (Pitipol Ybarra), “Ya veremos” narra la historia de Santi (Emiliano Aramayo) un niño soñador quien ha tenido que lidiar con la separación de sus padres, Rodrigo (Mauricio Ochmann) y Alejandra (Fernanda Castillo). Para ellos, Santi es la luz de sus ojos, y están obligados a verse de vez en cuando, ya que comparten el tiempo de su hijo. Un día reciben la noticia de que Santi debe someterse a una cirugía la cual puede cambiarle la vida por completo. Así que éste hace una lista de deseos para cumplirlos junto con sus dos padres, antes de la operación. Es así, que Rodrigo y Alejandra se verán forzados a aprender a convivir de nuevo, embarcándose (sin sospecharlo) en un viaje lleno de aventuras, que al final,  hará que sea muy difícil separarse de nuevo y verán el panorama de una manera diferente.

“La Leyenda Del Charro Negro”
(disponible en PANTAYA noviembre 29)

Después de liberar al Chupacabras, Leo San Juan, decide que es el momento de regresar junto con su hermano Nando a casa de su abuela. A mitad del camino, el Charro Negro logra confundir a Leo y por su culpa, una niña inocente es arrastrada al inframundo. Leo se ve obligado a reparar el daño. Sus amigos acudirán para intentar ayudarle y poder salir de allí cuanto antes. Pero no es casualidad que el Charro haya elegido involucrar a Leo, sus intenciones van más allá de conseguir un alma nueva.

Watch special featured clip SCARED from SLENDER MAN, now on digital

SLENDER MAN
Available just in time for Halloween on Digital October 19 and on Blu-ray™ & DVD October 30
 
Includes the Featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast”

Fascinated by the internet lore of the “SLENDER MAN,” Joey King (Wish Upon, The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks) and Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil) conjure up the mysterious entity all in the name of fun … until one of them inexplicably disappears.

Just in time for Halloween frights, dare to bring home “SLENDER MAN” on digital October 19 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

“SLENDER MAN” also stars Alex Fitzalan (“Crash & Burn”), Taylor Richardson (A Most Violent Year) and rising horror icon Javier Botet (The Conjuring, Insidious: The Last Key, IT).

The digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of “SLENDER MAN” include the featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast,” where fans will hear the cast discuss their characters, the director on scares and the monster himself.

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the
SLENDER MAN, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Directed by Sylvain White and written by David Birke based on a character created by Victor Surge, SLENDER MAN was produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow; and executive produced by Louis Sallerson, Tracey Nyberg, Adam Kolbrenner, Ryan Cunningham and Glenn S. Gainor.

Bonus Content Includes:

  • “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast” featurette

“SLENDER MAN” has a run time of approximately 93 minutes and is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sequences of terror, thematic elements and language including some crude sexual references.

SLENDR MAN
On Digital Now
On Blu-ray, DVD October 30

 

Actor Javier Botet enjoyed embodying the legendary SLENDER MAN

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The unique look of actor Javier Botet made him a perfect fit for the lead role of slender man in Sony Pictures’ “Slender Man.”

Having made an impact in the horror genre as the actor behind several monsters in movie franchises, Botet wasn’t surprised to be offered the role of Slender man, but he was thrilled at the opportunity to play a monster that is widely known.

Having known the legend of Slender man, Botet felt that his experience in the horror industry and his look being so similar to that of what Slender man is supposed to look like, he was the ideal person to embody the character.

All horror movies look to cast the best person to play the monsters and the search for slender man lead to Botet who already had the physique for the character.

No horror movie is complete without the right cast, the characters that are stalked by the Slender man are fantastically casted and create the realistic feeling of friendship.

Botet had to go through a makeup process to get the look down, but feels that the story is much more than what the source material was and the character was already larger than life.

With so much source material – from shorts and indie films to a documentary on crimes attributed to Slender man – the makeup helped make the character, but the background research and the writing made the character what it was in the movie, Botet learned many things about the legend of Slender man which added pressure to the task of playing the role of Slender man.

Being over prepared made the task of playing Slender man in a terrifying manner difficult but enjoyable, Botet said, but the prior experience as the monsters he has embodied made him feel prepared to take on the task of Slender man.

SLENDER MAN
On Digital October 19
On Blu-Ray and DVD October 30

 

SLENDER MAN on digital October 19, on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30

SLENDER MAN

Available just in time for Halloween on Digital October 19
and on Blu-ray & DVD October 30

Includes the Featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast”

 

5f7cd-slenderman_2018_bluray_outersleeve_frontleft2b252812529Fascinated by the internet lore of the SLENDER MAN, Joey King (Wish Upon, The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks) and Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil) conjure up the mysterious entity all in the name of fun … until one of them inexplicably disappears. Just in time for Halloween frights, dare to bring home SLENDER MAN on digital October 19 and on Blu-ray and DVD October 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. SLENDER MAN also stars Alex Fitzalan (“Crash & Burn”), Taylor Richardson (A Most Violent Year) and rising horror icon Javier Botet (The Conjuring, Insidious: The Last Key, IT).

The digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of SLENDER MAN include the featurette
“Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast,” where fans will hear the cast discuss their characters, the director on scares and the monster himself!

SYNOPSIS: In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the SLENDER MAN, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Directed by Sylvain White and written by David Birke based on a character created by Victor Surge, SLENDER MAN was produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow; and executive produced by Louis Sallerson, Tracey Nyberg, Adam Kolbrenner, Ryan Cunningham and Glenn S. Gainor.

Bonus Content Includes:

  • “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast” featurette


SLENDER MAN
has a run time of approximately 93 minutes and is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sequences of terror, thematic elements and language including some crude sexual references.

Marimar Vega found joy in being part of LA BODA DE VALENTINA

Marimar Vega found joy in being part of LA BODA DE VALENTINA
Written by Jesus Figueroa
Comedies can be stressful to film, but actress Marimar Vega found that working with the passionate actors in “La Boda de Valentina” was fun.
Romantic comedies are often silly for the people to watch, but Vega said that having an accomplished comedian like Omar Chaparro on set made the filming as funny as the movie and her other co-star Ryan Carnes was a joy to work with as well because he was always prepared and the three co-stars always had fun.
Vega said Chaparro would keep the set very light as he was always singing and having fun when they had downtime on set.
While not many films from Mexico make it into the big screen in the U.S., “La Boda de Valentina has seen success in theaters in Mexico and wide release as well as home entertainment release.
Now, “La Boda de Valentina” comes to streaming service PantaYa, where even more people have an opportunity to enjoy the film.
Vega said that actors want a wide variety of people to enjoy their projects and it’s been amazing how well received the film was in theaters, the response it has had on blu-ray and now even more people will have a chance to view the film and hopefully enjoy it as well.
In this romantic comedy, Mexican-born Valentina (Marimar Vega), with the perfect life in the United States, accepts boyfriend Jason’s (Ryan Carnes) marriage proposal. 
But when he suggests the wedding take place in Mexico, the decision unleashes a cultural clash between the groom’s family – the perfect Tates – and the  the Hidalgos – the bride’s family and the most chaotic and surrealist political dynasty in the history of Mexico. 
It gets even messier when Valentina’s ex – the charismatic Angel (Omar Chaparro) – resurfaces and tries to reinsert himself in her life, competing with Jason for her love and attention.
LA BODA DE VALENTINA
Now Streaming On PantaYa

 

@Thisfunktional talks with Eugenio Derbez OVERBOARD

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Eugenio Derbez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his role in “Overboard.”

Derbez talks about learning that he works well with children, being a vegan and working with amazing co-stars.

OVERBOARD
Available On Digital July 17,
Blu-ray And DVD July 31
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@Thisfunktional talks with Adal Ramones HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Adal Ramones talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his part in “Hasta que la Boda nos Separe.”

Ramones talks about finding that the movie represents Hispanic weddings in a comical way, speaks a bit on the original movie being Russian and how incredible it is for the movie to have been received so well.

HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE
Now Streaming On PANTAYA!
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Actress Diana Bovio talks about HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Actress Diana Bovio talks about HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe,” premiered on PANTAYA on June 15, and actress Diana Bovio shared her thoughts.

Bovio’s first major leading role in a feature film that is released worldwide through the streaming service PANTAYA led her to be part of a romantic comedy which she was honored to be a part of.

The project was so thrilling, Bovio said, as she has never been married, but it was fun to explore extreme situations which could be stressful for a bride but funny to an audience.

Bovio’s character Maria has the opportunity to have two weddings, one that will please her family and her dream wedding as well and not let her parents know of the second wedding.

As Maria goes through the chaotic day of having two weddings and getting her dream wedding, because she’s had everything catered to her by her fiancé, the stress gets to her.

Bovio felt it was fun to part of a comedy that was very grounded in the Mexican culture, but still keeping universal themes.

Although all Mexicans can relate to the way the wedding is celebrated, much of the comedy comes from instances that can happen at any wedding.

Bovio isn’t married, but was thrilled to get to play the part of a bride and wear the dress. She enjoyed getting to go through the traditional wedding without the stress of a real wedding.

Since it was a romantic comedy, Bovio said that there is many hilarious parts and still some drama which is expected, especially when two weddings are involved.

PANTAYA allows a wide audience to be able to watch “Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe” much like Netflix, but centers around promoting projects from Mexico that wouldn’t have major distribution other wise.

Bovio is honored to have PANTAYA distribute the project so more people can get exposed to the talents of new actors from Latin America. More than 2 million people have watched “Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe” in Mexico and now there’s an opportunity for a wider audience to watch it as well.

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez Takes on an Action Filled Challenge as Part of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez stepped into the role of Cadet Renata and in the controls of Jaeger Saber Arthena in “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” out on digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 19.

“Pacific Rim” was filled with an incredible cast who provided amazing action, but Rodriguez wasn’t nervous to follow up such an action-packed movie, rather the challenge helped her to provide a stronger performance.

The opportunity to follow up such an incredible story made Rodriguez feel fortunate to be a part of the “Pacific Rim” universe.

The larger than life Jaegers take much training for the cadets in “Pacific Rim,” for Rodriguez she had a strict diet as well as an exercise regimen six days a week with weight training, martial arts and even some boot camp classes to be ready for the physical challenges of the movie.

The opportunity to be a part of the orange jaeger Saber Arthena was thrilling for Rodriguez and makes her proud to have gotten to be in that team and made Saber Arthena her favorite jaeger in the movie.

The opportunity to travel to Australia and China for the filming of this movie was exciting for Rodriguez because she was able to explore, but she was mostly looking forward to being a part of a feature film.

Rodriguez said that for the special featured in the blu-ray she is looking forward to the audience seeing behind the scenes footage of how amazing the filming process was and for people to be able to peek behind the movie magic to what the actors go through.

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING
On Digital And MOVIES ANYWHERE On June 5,
On 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD And On Demand On June 19

 

Actress Daniela Vega Find Herself Giving a Spectacular Performance in A FANTASTIC WOMAN

 

Written by Jesus Figueroa

91ewTfhj7bL._SX342_Daniela Vega started off being a consultant for director Sebastián Lelio, who was unsure if he wanted to undertake the making of “A Fantastic Woman.”

Lelio said there was many reasons to make this movie, but this story was so emotional, had so much beauty and had such potential that resonates with current times, that he needed to be sure he was prepared to fully take on the project.

Once getting Vega to help him fully comprehend what the project entailed and how relevant it was to the times, the role of Mariana became extremely important to get just right.

Since Vega helped create such a complex character, Lelio believed that no one could do justice to the part like Vega could.

Leilo said that it was spectacular getting to know Vega to get the right inspiration to make “A Fantastic Woman.” Through the process Vega was a consultant, but Lelio saw that Vega was the lead character Mariana.

Vega said she was happy to be the lead character Mariana because it felt natural to go from a consultant to the actress which played the character.

Even with so much knowledge as to who Mariana was, it wasn’t the easiest to get into the complex mindset that it took to play the character correctly.

Mariana carried the story and it was still a process she had to create with director Lelio.

Vega said it was difficult to become Mariana because it was complex, but the challenge was exciting.

“A Fantastic Woman” is a gripping story which entices audience with a story that is timely and compelling.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Available Now On Blu-ray, DVD And Digital Now

 

Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Written by Jesus Figueroa

A new generation gets to dive into the fantastical world of “Peter Pan” with the 65th anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection available now on Blu-ray and digital.

Throughout the years the three main iconic characters have captured the attention of Peter Pan fans – Peter Pan, Wendy Darling and Tinker Bell.

Voice and live-action model of Wendy Darling Kathryn Beaumont and author and historian of Tinker Bell Mindy Johnson shared some memories of being charmed by the book and then being engulfed once again in the story when Disney made it into a feature animated film.

Beaumont said she was thrilled to work with Walt Disney Animation Studios because they were giving women proper roles with depth to their character in a time when not many studios were.

Many scenes from the movie have been paid homage to in different tellings of the story as well as when paying homage to the original, but the opening scene causes a younger audience to get full of wonder.

As Peter chases his shadow around Wendy’s room coming to the climax as he finally meets Wendy the magical nature of the scene brings joy and curiosity to a young audience.

Johnson said that its easy for children to find the wonder in the scene because they are looking at it through fresh eyes and a young adventurous spirit, so even as it can become less thrilling for adults, there is still an incredible sense of magic and room for curiosity.

With such a timeless classic storyline such as Peter Pan which started off as a fairytale and continued on to a beloved animated film by Disney brings the story to different generations.

Even with the different tellings of the story, the essence and nature of the story continues on. It brings joy and a sense of wonder to children as well as a reminder to fans of the magical wonder the story presents.

Beaumont said that she had been brought up knowing the story and being a part of the history of Peter Pan was an honor.

PETER PAN 65TH ANNIVERSARY 
WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE EDITION 
Available On Blu-ray And Digital Now
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Veronica Diaz, Luis Victor Jimenez TACO SHOP

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Veronica Diaz and Luis Victor Jimenez talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about their roles in “Taco Shop.”

Diaz talks about supporting independent business and how most Latina grandmothers have had to be entrepreneurs.

Jimenez talks about gentrification and how he was able to relate to the themes of the movie because of his experience with gentrification in Los Angeles.

TACO SHOP
Available Now On DVD
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PACIFIC RIM UPRISING Available on Digital June 5, 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-Ray™, Blu-Ray™, DVD June 19

JOHN BOYEGA AND SCOTT EASTWOOD RISE UP IN THE ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE
PACIFIC RIM UPRISING
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JUNE 5, 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAY™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 19 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in “Pacific Rim Uprising” with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them.

“Pacific Rim Uprising” arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 19 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Building on the striking visual world created in the first film, “Pacific Rim Uprising” features a next-generation battleground complete with upgraded Jaegers and new Kaiju that offers a captivating a state-of-the-art spectacle perfect for your next night in.
Experience one-of-a-kind special effects and more than forty minutes of bonus content when you own the next installment on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and DVD.

In “Pacific Rim Uprising” directed by Steven S. DeKnight, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju.

Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.
But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood), 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), returning veterans Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises) and a talented crew of fiercely young cadets.
The international cast also includes Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island) and Adria Arjona (“Emerald City”). Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Steven S. DeKnight
  • Hall of Heroes – John Boyega takes us through the awesome weaponry and cutting-edge enhancements of the latest generation of Jaegers featured in the film.
  • Bridge to Uprising – The cast and crew discuss how the world of Pacific Rim has changed in the ten years since the events of the original film.
  • The Underworld of Uprising – Humanity won the Kaiju War, but every war has casualties. John Boyega and Steven S. DeKnight give a tour of the coastal “Relief Zones.”
  • Becoming Cadets – Step into the Shatterdome, and learn the grueling physical and mental preparation required of the young actors who portrayed the PPDC cadets.
  • Unexpected Villain – Learn the secret reason that turned one of the most beloved heroes of the original film into a villain obsessed with humanity’s destruction.
  • Next Level Jaegers – The cast and crew discuss the amazing technological advances of the Jaeger program in the years since the events of the original film.
  • I Am Scrapper – Actress Cailee Spaeny shares the backstory of Scrapper, Amara’s incredible self-built Jaeger and its many unique abilities.
  • Going Mega – Filmmakers take us through the technical and creative challenges of creating the most deadly threat the Pan Pacific Defense Corp has ever faced: the Mega Kaiju!
  • Secrets of Shao – Meet the woman behind Shao Industries. Actress Tian Jing shares her insights on the enigmatic tech tycoon Liwen Shao.
  • Mako Returns – Actress Rinko Kikuchi and director Steven S. DeKnight explain the significance of Mako Mori’s return and her importance to the events of Pacific Rim Uprising.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Steven S. DeKnight

The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-rayTM version, all in stunning 4K resolution.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit moviesanywhere.com.

 

The Must-Own Cultural Phenomenon Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER Arrives to Homes Digitally on May 8, Blu-Ray on May 15 | #BlackPanther

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Bring Wakanda Home With Extensive Bonus Features That Allow Viewers to Explore Deeper into The Wondrous World of Wakanda

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe.

IMG_3615Now, fans can bring home the phenomenon, packed with light-hearted fun, pulse-pounding action and a powerful message and watch it over and over again–Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on May 15.

With both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, 4k Ultra HD offers consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Through the 4K Cinematic Universe Edition of “Black Panther,” fans will experience the exhilarating adventure in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Never-before-seen extras feature commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes, which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium.

Also included are a roundtable discussion with “Black Panther” filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

The global cultural phenomenon of “Black Panther” has dominated the box office charts emerging as the third biggest movie of all time domestically with over $665 million – the first film in eight years to spend five weeks at No. 1 – and rising to the global top 10 of all time with over $1.3 billion.

In the acclaimed film, T’Challa returns home to the hidden, high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

The film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it.

The extraordinary ensemble cast of “Black Panther” also includes veteran actors such as Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother; Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, the spiritual leader of Wakanda; and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, an illegal arms dealer; and standout performances by Academy Award® nominee Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Royal Counsel to T’Challa; Winston Duke as M’Baku, the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe; and Emmy® Award-winner Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, a Wakandan War Dog.

The action in “Black Panther” is intensified through a musical score by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Ludwig Göransson and soundtrack curated and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

“Black Panther: The Album” topped the Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks and the end-credit track, “All The Stars,” featuring Lamar and SZA, spent nine weeks in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray:

  • Director’s Intro
  • From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
  • Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
  • The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
  • The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
  • Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
  • Deleted Scenes
    • U.N. Meet and Greet
    • Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
    • T’Challa Remembers His Father
    • Voices from the Past
  • Gag Reel
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
  • Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
  • Director’s Commentary
     

Digital Exclusives:

  • In World Wakanda Tourism Ads
    • Come to Wakanda “Before”
    • Come to Wakanda “After”

“Black Panther” is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home viewing experience.

The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, and a Digital Copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices.

Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.

Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will fully experience the sights and sounds of Wakanda.

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@Thisfunktional Talks With Adam Robitel, Leigh Whannell INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Writer Leigh Whannell and director Adam Robitel talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Robitel talks about coming into the project wanting to mimic what made the prior movie successful, being thrilled to move this story forward and trusting in the actors.

Whannell talks about changing things up on Elise’s story, putting himself in the audience’s seat and mixing comedy into the story.

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY 
Now Available On Blu-Ray, DVD And Digital
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Lyn Shaye, Spencer Locke INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Lyn Shaye and Spencer Locke talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Shaye and Locke were part of a special Q&A and deleted scenes presentation in honor of the Blue-ray, DVD and digital release of “Insidious: The Last Key” at The Basement of The Victorian in Los Angeles, California.

Shaye talked about beginning to explain her character Elise’s past, the changes that came from once she began to read the story of “Insidious: The Las Key” and the family which Elise discovers.

Locke talked about being so fortunate to work with Shaye, the fun she had while working on the movie with the talented and amazing actors and filmmakers and wanting to continue discovering the story of this family.

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY 
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@Thisfunktional DRAKEN Security Zombie Survival Training FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

@Thisfunktional DRAKEN Security Zombie Survival Training FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

Written by Jesus Figueroa

DRAKEN Securrity’s founder Jaime Salanga, director of tactical training Vincent Lopez and security detail leader Jaime Yager train Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, on close, midrange and long distance zombie battles at the “Fear the Walking Dead” season 3 press junket.

Yager taught close combat teaching how to fend of zombies without weapons available, Lopez demonstrated techniques with a Tomahawk Axe for midrange zombie battles and Salanga used a bow and arrow for a longe range battle with zombies.

AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead” season 3 will be available on blu-ray, DVD and Digital on March 13, season 4 premieres on AMC April 15.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
Season 3 Available On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital March 13
Season 4 Premieres on AMC April 15
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