Saturday, 27 April 2013

Bumper DVD/Blu-ray bonanza

Well everything seemed to come at once so I have finally picked up the third season of Justified on Blu-ray, imported from the states. I've also got a couple of "b" movie boxsets, one a creature feature the other a scifi disaster compilation. To wrap things up nicely the TNG blu-ray of Best of Both Worlds just arrived literally minutes ago:)
Star Trek TNG Best of Both Worlds



Thursday, 25 April 2013

Desire

A high end high budget promo piece in the style of the Clive Owen BMW shorts from a few years back, this time it's the Jaguar F-Type with Damien Lewis and Shannyn Sossamon featuring original music by Lana del Rey.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Catching Fire Teaser Trailer


Now that is a world away from the Twilight franchise and pretty much aimed at the same general
demographic.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Continuum Season 2 Promo



I'm currently watching the first season on Blu-ray, really enjoying the rewatch and forgot how many familiar faces were on the show:)

Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Walking Dead VFX Roll

Stargate Studios were the main creator of the VFX for the zombie effects in The Walking Dead and here is a selection of their work. The website also includes some of their work on Spartacus another show with some graphic visual effects. FXGuide

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Vipers


Vipers

Written by  Brian Katkin
Directed by  Bill Corcoran

A genetics lab working on developing the venom from Horned Vipers suffers shall we say
a mishap and the highly intelligent and co-operative reptiles escape and find their way
to a small island community. Soon the casual visitors to the island get merrily eaten by
the ravenous snakes and until one of the main cast gets eaten no one seems to realise
the danger they are all in. Trapped in a number of small buildings (Hotel, Jail, Med Centre)
the survivors of the first rampage fight back and help finally arrives from the people
that were originally responsible for the genetic manipulation of the snakes, mixed
blessings I guess.

Michael Kopsa











Of course in the movie we also get the usual drama with families, friends, lovers etc etc
having to deal with the "real life" issues amongst the blood splatter with the heroic
wild card being thrown in, poor timing on his part.
Jessica Steen











The leads of the movie are Tara Reid and Jonathan Scarfe two familiar names and faces but
truth be told the inclusion of Corbin Bernsen, Jessica Steen and Don S. Davis were more
appealing. The addition of Michael Kopsa, Claire Rankin and Aaron Pearl all from Stargate
just applied a nice piece of icing to this creature feature.
Always worth noting that Dan Shea the Stargate actor and stunt co-ordinator has a speaking
role in the movie, always great to spot Dan in a flick.
Dan Shea

Don S. Davis





















Vipers is certainly a "b" movie creature feature but the production value is high, the acting is
good and the effects both CGI and practical are more than suitable for this genre of movie in
fact they are a lot better than some much higher budget features.
I really enjoyed it and would be happy to add it to my movie collection but maybe not worth
the p&p etc to get a region 1 DVD, if it turns up in a bundle then I'm in but for now the recent
Syfy UK broadcast was most rewarding.
The movie was made by RHI Entertainment who now produce under the Sonar Entertainment
brand, it was released in 2008 and has a Region 1 DVD release.
Claire Rankin

Aaron Pearl





















Official Site 
IMDB

Tara Reid plays Nicky Swift
Jonathan Scarfe plays Cal Taylor
Genevieve Buechner plays Maggie Martin
Aaron Pearl plays Jack Martin
Claire Rankin plays Ellie Martin
Stephen Miller plays Hank Brownie
Jessica Steen plays Dr. Collins
Don S. Davis plays Dr Silverton
Michael Kopsa plays John Staffen
Mercedes McNab plays Georgie
Conrad Coates plays Lewison
Dan Shea plays Townsman