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Is the Internet killing the straight-to-home entertainment movie?

Tom Jolliffe on whether the internet is killing the straight-to-home entertainment movie…

Going to the cinema has long been an escape. It’s an event. A special outing. When that was your only option of seeing a film it obviously limited the options the general public had. The business became bigger and bigger. Cinemas spread through towns and cities, widening the options further. Then TV allowed us to watch at home. With that, it also bought TV premieres. Films made especially to bypass the big screen (and indeed offer the option of serials, sitcoms, soaps etc).

Then came the video age. This saw an explosion. A whole new wave. Suddenly the quantity of available films become astronomical. This avenue of distribution meant film-makers could shoot something relatively cheaply and then aim directly for the home market. Alternatively it also gave a theatrical film a second bite of the cherry if
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The Dusty VHS Corner: Pm Entertainment

In the latest edition of The Dusty VHS Corner, Tom Jolliffe digs out a trio of actioners from Pm Entertainment…

Between 1989 and 2002, Pm Entertainment was a strong force in the straight to video action arena. Founded by directors Joseph Merhi and Richard Pepin, they set about trying to deliver big thrills on low budgets. At some stages, largely during a peak period in the mid-90’s, they managed to do that.

Certain stars would become synonymous with the company, and they largely worked with the same ethos as other bigger companies and action specialists, in that you need to have a name attached to sell your picture. Pm worked, sometimes repeatedly, with a slew of video action stars such as Gary Daniels, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Jack Scalia and Jeff Wincott.

Pm Entertainment would also work largely out of La. Whilst other rival companies decided Canada or Eastern
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Comic Book Release List – July 17, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Abrams

Adventure Time Encyclopedia Hc (not verified by Diamond), $19.95

Action Lab Entertainment

Princeless Volume 2 Get Over Yourself Tp, $14.95

Alterna Comics

Kill All Monsters Volume 1 Ruins Of Paris Sc, $11.99

Amaze Ink (Slave Labor Graphics)

Eldritch Volume 1 Tp, $17.95

Amigo Comics

Rogues #3, $3.99

Amp! Comics For Kids

Cul De Sac Mighty Alice Goes Round And Round Tp (not verified by Diamond), $9.99

Pearls Before Swine Beginning Pearls Tp (not verified by Diamond), $9.99

Applause Publishing

Star Trek Faq 2.0 Everything To Know About The Next Generation The Movies And Beyond Sc, $22.99

Archaia Entertainment

Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 4 Materia Hc, $26.95

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Gn, $14.95

Killer Omnibus Volume 1 Tp, $24.95

Killer Volume 4 Unfair Competition Hc, $19.95

Archie Comic Publications

Betty And Veronica Friends Double Digest #235, $3.99

Sonic Universe #54 (Patrick
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Comic Book Release List – Week of February 20, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Archie Comics

Betty And Veronica #264 (Alitha Martinez Variant Cover), $2.99

Betty And Veronica #264 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Life With Archie #27 (Fernando Ruiz Regular Cover), $3.99

Life With Archie #27 (Mike Norton Variant Cover), $3.99

Sonic Super Digest #2, $3.99

Sonic The Hedgehog Archives Volume 20 Tp, $7.99

Sonic Universe #49, $2.99

World Of Archie Double Digest #26, $3.99

Avatar Presss

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Bonus Order Incentive Cover), Ar

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Red Crossed Incentive Cover), Ar

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Regular Cover), $5.99

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Torture Cover), $5.99

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Wraparound Cover), $5.99

Black Library

Warhammer Gotrek And Felix The First Omnibus Sc, $17.50

Warhammer Gotrek And Felix The Second Omnibus Sc, $17.50

Bongo Comics

Simpsons Comics #199, $2.99

Book Palace

Illustrators Magazine #2 (not verified by Diamond), $24.99

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time
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Comic Book Release List – Week of November 28, 2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

12-gauge Comics

Ice Volume 1 Tp, $14.99

Abrams

Star Wars Art Illustration Hc (not verified by Diamond), $40.00

Action Lab Entertainment

Double Jumpers #3, $3.99

Adhouse Books

Remake 3xtra Volume 3 Gn, $9.95

Alterna Comics

Secret Adventures Of Houdini Gn, $6.99

Amulet Books

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Volume 7 The Third Wheel Hc, $13.95

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Complete Calvin And Hobbes Sc (Slipcase Edition), $100.00

Get Fuzzy Treasury The Stinking Tp, $16.99

Antarctic Press

Adventures Of A Comic Con Girl #3 (Of 3), $3.99

Gold Digger #144, $3.99

Ape Entertainment

Hero Of Alexandria #1, $3.99

Applause Publishing

Star Trek Faq Everything Left To Know About The First Voyages Of The Enterprise Sc, $19.99

Archie Comics

Sonic The Hedgehog Archives Volume 19 Tp, $7.99

Audiogo

Doctor Who The Pirate Planet Audio CD, $24.95

Avatar Press

Crossed Badlands #11 (Gianluca Paligrini Campfire Cover
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Comic Book Release List – Week of 6-6-2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Aazurn Publishing

Indie Comics Magazine #5 (Douglas Paszkiewicz Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), Ar

Indie Comics Magazine #5 (Gary Scott Beatty Regular Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $6.49

AC Comics

Crypt Of Horror Volume 14 Tp, $29.95

Action Lab Entertainment

Double Jumpers #1, $3.99

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #139, $3.99

Steamcraft #1, $3.99

Swimsuit Steampunk #1, $3.99

Ape Entertainment

Caspers Scare School #2 (Of 4), $3.99

Kung Fu Panda #5 (Of 6), $3.99

Mecha-Nation Androidology #2 (Of 3)(resolicited), $3.99

Mecha-Nation Androidology #3 (Of 3)(resolicited), $3.99

Ramiel Wrath Of God #2, $3.99

Archie Comics

Life With Archie #20, $3.99

World Of Archie Double Digest #18, $3.99

Ardden Entertainment

Minx Tp (resolicited), $19.99

Avatar Press

Bleeding Cool Magazine #0, $1.49

Crossed Badlands #7 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #7 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), $3.80

Crossed Badlands #7 (Gianluca Pagliarani Torture Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #7 (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover), $3.99

Dan The Unharmable #2 (Rafael Ortiz
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DC Comics May 2012 Solicitations

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It’s that time again… here are the preview materials for DC Comics releases for May 2012.

As you can see, DC is clearly getting excited about the imminent arrival of The Dark Knight Rises with new movie statues showing Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, and Tom Hardy, the return of Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham’s Batman Incorporated and the long awaited arrival of Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and the Talon appearing in every single Batman book this month… and even All-Star Western?

Plus, with the return of Earth One, we also get the return of Earth Two– and the return of the World’s Finest.

Shall we get into it? Let’s!

As always, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Earth Two #1

Written by James Robinson

Art by Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott

Cover by Greg Capullo

1:25 Variant cover by Ivan Reis and
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A conversation with action star Gary Daniels

Tom Jolliffe chats to British action star Gary Daniels...

Gary Daniels was a successful kickboxer (a former world champ) who took the decision to leave his homeland in England to pursue a career in acting overseas in the late 80’s. He cut his teeth on celluloid in the Philippines before venturing to America to launch himself.

Since that time he’s filmed all over the world and appeared on film with action legends like Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Jet Li. He also carved out a successful career as a leading man in the straight to video market. Gary was kind enough to speak to us...

What are you filming right now?

I came to Thailand to do a couple of films. The first is called A Stranger in Paradise, with Colin Egglesfield and Stuart Townsend. I’ve just wrapped on that. The second is Angels by Wych Kaosayananda.
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Five Essential... Gary Daniels Films

Following on from his interview last week, Tom Jolliffe selects his Five Essential Gary Daniels films…

When a plethora of martial art specialists were foist upon audiences in the late 80s and early 90s, there were a few who managed to find an audience and maintain lengthy careers in the video realm. One such star was Gary Daniels, who flew the British flag before anyone had heard of Jason Statham. Daniels major selling points were his excellent on screen fighting abilities and willingness to really throw himself into the action. Daniels performs most of his own stunts, whilst a hands on approach to action choreography, combined with a distinct Mma style has delivered plenty of excellent mano-a-mano brawls in his films.

Daniels continues to go at full pelt, and despite being near the big 5-0, he’s still in immense shape and barely looks a day over 30. He’s stood toe to toe (on film!
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SciFi Mafia’s Comic Release Watch 10/19/11

Here’s what hits stores this week!

DC Comics

Action Comics #1 (Rags Morales 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

Batman #1 (Greg Capullo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Batman #2 (Greg Capullo Regular Cover), $2.99

Batman #2 (Greg Capullo Black & White Variant Cover), Ar

Batman #2 (Jim Lee Variant Cover), Ar

Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #1 (Of 7)(Neal Adams Regular Cover), $3.99

Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #1 (Of 7)(Neal Adams Black & White Cover), Ar

Batman Vampire Mini Statue (resolicited), $95.00

Birds Of Prey #1 (Jesus Saiz 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Birds Of Prey #2, $2.99

Blue Beetle #1 (Tyler Kirkham & Sal Regla 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Blue Beetle #2, $2.99

Captain Atom #1 (Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Captain Atom #2, $2.99

Catwoman #1 (Guillem March 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Catwoman #2, $2.99

DC Comics Presents Superboy’s Legion #1, $7.99

DC Comics Presents Superman Secret Identity #1, $7.99

DC Universe Online Legends #16, $2.99

DC Universe Presents #1 (Ryan Sook 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

DC Universe Presents #2, $2.99

Driver Crossing The Line #1 (One Shot)(Corrected Copies), $2.99

Fables #110, $2.99

Gotham Central Volume 3 On The Freak Beat Tp,
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DC Comics November Solicitations

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Once again, a look into the future, with some very interesting looks at the past, including the reprinting of a comic that was never released in America in the first place, the infamous Elseworlds 80 Page Giant that was pulped because of concerns about Superman’s babysitter.

And of course, a whole lot of #3 issues, which is traditionally the issue where Spider-Man guest stars.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

1:25 Variant cover by Greg Capullo

1:200 B&W Variant cover by Jim Lee

On sale November 16 • 40 pg, Fc, $3.99 Us • Rated T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 Us

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon,
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DVD Giveaway - Fists of Rage

Kickboxer director David Worth delves into the violent world of mixed martial arts for the action drama Fists of Rage, which is set to arrive on DVD on Monday, March 28th, and to celebrate the release Revolver Entertainment have kindly supplied us with three copies of the film to give away to our readers.

"Two street warriors come to understand that not every battle is fought for money or power in this gritty urban action thriller featuring Jason Barry (Titanic), Russell Wong (Romeo Must Die), and WWE Legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper (They Live). When street gangs clash with the local police in a series of bloody battles, neighbourhood friends Raymond (Wong) and Gabriel (Barry) are forced to choose sides. In the ensuing brutality, Raymond is plunged into the cold confines of prison as Gabriel is forced to fight a vicious war on foreign soil. Later, when Raymond and Gabriel arrive back in their old neighbourhood,
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This Week in Comics: 05/03/2010

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Earlier this week in the mail I got Together, the new New Pornographers record. Not to brag, but it also came with a poster and a 7” I haven’t listened to yet. How is it? Pretty good. Not my favorite New Pornos record, unfortunately, but better than most things in the world. The great thing about a New Pornographers album is that there will always be at least a few brilliant uptempo power-pop tracks on it, and so the inevitable “Best Of” record is going to be Epic.

So welcome to This Week in Comics, where every week is a comic and I totally listened to Together over and over while writing this one.

Monday

First Issues

Shadowhawk #1

(Dan Wickline/Tone Rodriguez/Steve Niles/Jim Valentino)

Shadowline/Image Comics

Ah, Shadowhawk, one of the smaller creations of the early Image Comics vanguard. One supposes that Jim Valentino wasn’t as big as the Liefelds,
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Berlinale takes wraps off complete lineup

Berlinale takes wraps off complete lineup
Berlin -- Richard Loncraine's "My One and Only," a '50s-era comedy starring Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon, was squeezed into the competition lineup for this year's Berlin International Film Festival, barely a week before the event kicks off.

Zellweger plays a glamorous single mom on the hunt for a rich man to foot the bill for her and her sons' lifestyle. Produced by Merv Griffith Entertainment and Ray Gun Prods., "My One and Only" will have its world premiere in Berlin. Essential Entertainment is handling international sales.

Berlin also added Lone Scherfig's Sundance favorite "An Education" with Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and Emma Thompson and Davis Guggenheim's music documentary "It Might Get Loud" for its Berlinale Special Galas, ensuring the films will get the red carpet treatment without any of the pressure of competition.

All three films should give an added boost of star power to
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