Monday, June 23, 2014

05 things you may have missed that happened this week!

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Over the course of the weekend [while I was working - starting on Friday], I realized that there was a lot of news that came to light that just needs to be talked about; I tried to write them all down so I can remember which ones I specifically wanted to talk about, but ultimately couldn't cause I was too busy. Luckily, my memory isn't too terrible so I've decided to collect the news I find the most exciting [bear in mind, to many people - these topics aren't entirely new]

  • Number 01: Sarah Paulson revealed her character for American Horror Story: Freakshow to the world: 


 



While some may think this is a weird idea [I certainly did at first], I think it's going to be fucking awesome! I mean, it is going to be called Freakshow afterall, what else could we have expected! Knowing that we're going to get two times the Sarah Paulson action is perfectly fine with me! It just means that I now definitely need to start Coven.. sorry for being delayed on that one! As soon as it hits Netflix, I swear!

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  • Number 02: the video game Dead Rising is getting itself a movie:
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Because who doesn't enjoy smacking around some zombies with a guitar? Now before you get too excited, It's not getting a theatrical release. [I know, boo!] Instead, it will be released as an exclusive on Crackle, before it’s made available on DVD and/or Blu-Ray. The film doesn't have a release date yet and which game's story-line the film it's using [hopefully Dead Rising 2!] hasn't been noted either. It's being made by Tim Carter and produced by Tomas Harlan, who are probably best known as the co-owners of Contradiction Films, which also produced the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series for Machinima - which you can watch the first season [in full!] here

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  • Number 03: The [second] reboot of Friday The 13th will be in 3-D:
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I don't know about you, but I'm growing weary of these remakes; from Carrie [which was surprisingly good for a carbon copy], A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th & even Friday The 13th .. again. As it turns out, this reboot is going to be in 3-D - as opposed to the found footage curve that was initially planned. with David Bruckner in talks to be director, I just hope the 3-D is a little more than just a gimmick..

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 Number 04:  KOBIAN, the robotic comedian.. wait, what?? :
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I'm still on the fence about if I think this is 'unique' or just nightmare fuel.. KOBIAN's full name is actually "Bipedal Humanoid Robot That Makes Humans Laugh With Use of the Method of Comedy and Affects Their Psychological State Actively." [because, of course it is..] As it seems though, through [what I could only imagine was] extremely tiring research, scientists in Japan tried to figure out what makes people laugh and see if they could program a robot to duplicate them. Being the scientists they are, they ended with conclusions such as: "Part of the methods for making humans laugh are published by comedians or researchers. In order to achieve a robot's behavior for making humans laugh based on these methods, we studied 6 books[16-21] in which the methods for comedy and the ways for funny conversations are gathered comprehensively. These methods in the books are picked up from wide range of skits or ways of expressions, but most of the methods are commonly the same between other contents. We extracted the methods that are especially common in these books and show them below." [info on KOBIAN, including a video of 'it' found here] I don't think I'm sleeping tonight; and it's only 10:00 am!
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 Number 05: Tim Burton's  'lost film' Hansel and Gretel has resurfaced on the internet:

 [Watch Tim Burton's 'lost' film: Hansel and Gretel above!] You've got to hand it to people on the internet; from finding people's addresses to finding old film shorts that seemed to be lost forever, you can really find anything so long as you look in the right place. I'm a huge fan of Tim Burton so this short is perfect news for me! Of course, the downfall is now I have to find a copy of it somehow, and that's assuming I even can ! It certainly fits Tim's style, no?

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Well, now I can relax[I was out at 2:00am for work and I'm off today!] knowing my phone won't abruptly go off and I'm on my way to work.. [knock on wood] Now just to get that fucking KOBIAN bot out of my head and I'll be fine.. Be sure to 'like' the fan page for Firework Eyes & Haunted Hearts on Facebook; which you can find here, or even follow me on Twitter. [visit my profile here] If you have a Tumblr, be sure to follow me here or my more horror explicit Tumblr here [please be aware, that my second Tumblr page has inappropriate content for readers/viewers under the age of 18] Have a suggestion for a new post? Send me your comments and/or ideas anywhere mentioned above. Until my next post though, CHEERS!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Halloween: The COMPLETE Collection Set.

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in hindsight, this would have made more sense to be posted on Friday - but I was working.

 It's no surprise that horror fans everywhere enjoy collecting films: I mean, I have over 200 DVDs, [granted, they're not all horror] and they're my babies. But like any collector, it's bound to continue to grow - it's an inevitable curse. To add to the collection, I plan on [y'know.. eventually..] getting  new box-set; and that box-set is Halloween: The Complete Collection. [which was released this past Friday the 13th] 

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just look at that soul-less face; oh wait, that's a mask.

I've never been a huge fan of Michael Myers [I'm more of a Freddy guy truthfully], but I have seen a few of the Halloween films [favorite one being 'Halloween III: Season Of The Witch' of course!] including the remakes by Rob Zombie. [unpopular opinion warning: I actually somewhat, but not really enjoyed them!] The only complaint I have with this box-set is that it's yet another reason I need a Blu-Ray player [it's not coming in DVD format] to get it: I guess I'll have to get one soon..

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I forgot how fucked up 'Season Of The Witch' was..
This Halloween set will include 15 Blu-Ray discs, which include all the films: Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers, Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers, Halloween: H20, Halloween: Resurrection and even Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II ! if that wasn't enough to keep you satisfied,  the box-set also includes the never before released producers cut of Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers as well as the ultra-rare network television versions of the original Halloween  and Halloween II . With hours of brand new bonus features - including new interviews with cast and crew from the entire franchise, how could you not want this? FINALLY, [I know, it comes with a lot!] it also comes with a limited edition 40-page book written by Michael Gingold, who writes for Fangoria.  The packaging alone will include a newly commissioned illustration on the outer case and each film will be in its own black Blu-ray case with the original theatrical release.

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isn't it beautiful?

Now, I know you're asking yourself; how much money is this thing? it only has a ton of features, and it has all the films: well, wait no longer because Halloween: The Complete Collection is going to run you a grand total of - $169.99 !!

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be sure to tell your friends and family!
 I know, it kind of hurts to see that price [hell, it caused me pain just to type it!] but if you consider everything it comes with, it's well worth it's price. Only downside on my part is needing a Blu-Ray player and the set. fuck. Below, I have included the box-set [from above] if it was opened, showing all the discs and the cover of the booklet; be sure to purchase Halloween: The Complete Collection when it's released on September 23rd, 2014 ! [mark it down on your calendars!]

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ugh, it's so damn perfect..[I sense a marathon coming!]
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