Saturday, September 24, 2011

Enter The Sega and After Dark Films "Rise of Nightmares" Giveaway Contest!

SEGA of America, Inc. and After Dark Films have partnered up for an exciting giveaway! Ten copies of the newly released game, Rise of Nightmares, for your Xbox 360 with Kinect is up for grabs on their Facebook page and Twitter account (one game per winner).

This exclusive giveaway runs from Thursday, September 22nd to Wednesday, September 28th @ 11:59pm on Facebook and Twitter. Five Facebook winners and five Twitter winners will be notified via e-mail by October 5th for a total of ten winners. Here are the details:


Go to After Dark Films Facebook page, and if you haven’t done so already, be sure to “like” them. On the Rise of Nightmares tab you will find the sweepstakes rules, and the email address where to enter. On the subject line write: Rise of Nightmares Giveaway. Five winners will be randomly selected by Oct 5th.


To win, first make sure you're following on Twitter. Then, tweet a response to this question: What is your worst nightmare?
Be sure you include @afterdarkfilms and the URL Limit one (1) entry per person and/or per Twitter account. You must be following on Twitter to win. Five winners will be randomly selected by Oct 5th. One tweet per day.

Here’s a sample tweet:

@afterdarkfilms My worst nightmare was when all my ADF movies were destroyed

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Now on Blu-ray- The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Haruiists! Tuesday saw the release of "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" on Blu-ray. For those that have not seen the series, it may not work as a stand alone film. For those who do have a working knowledge of the series, you'll be able to jump right in. The film, based on a light novel by Nagaru Tanigawa, finds everyone except Kyon forgetting the existence of Haruhi and the SOS Brigade. Can Kyon figure out why or who changed reality and put things right?

Check out this awesome fan made trailer- "The Inception of Haruhi Suzumiya"

Friday, September 16, 2011

In Theaters Today- Drive

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for criminal operations by night. A loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful but vulnerable neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a young mother dragged into a dangerous criminal underworld by the return of ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).

After a heist operation, intended to help Standard pay off protection money, spins out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). When the gangsters reveal that they’re after more than the bag of money in his trunk—that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son—Driver is forced to shift gears and go on the offense.

Archaia To Release Marjane Satrapi's 'The Sigh' In November

Following its debut in France and Spain, U.S. fans of Satrapi’s work have waited patiently for The Sigh to arrive in the U.S. The Sigh follows Rose, one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but her father fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace.

The Sigh will be presented as a 6” x 8” hardcover, featuring 56 pages of text and beautifully hand-drawn color illustrations. The Sigh will release with a retail price of $10.95.

“The Sigh is a timeless fairytale that promises to capture the imaginations of readers both young and old,” said Smylie. “Marjane is one of those rare writers who has the ability to connect with readers on a global scale and we are proud to bring this story to the U.S.”

Following the publication of Persepolis, a dramatic illustrated account of her experiences in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, Marjane Satrapi has captured the hearts of people throughout the world. Along with The Sigh, her other projects include her second feature film Chicken with Plums. Based on her graphic novel of the same name, Chicken with Plums is currently causing a stir with attendees at the Venice Film Festival.

Drawing upon its past success with publishing foreign graphic novels for English-speaking readers, such as The Killer, Okko and The Secret History, Archaia is positioning The Sigh as the vanguard of a new wave of foreign titles it will be publishing in the next several months.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tiger & Bunny- Your New Favorite Anime

Hulu is currently streaming Tiger & Bunny, a new anime from Sunrise, director Keiichi Satou and writer Masafumi Nishida. The series takes place in Sternbild City, a sort of re-imagined New York. Certain individuals suddenly gain superpowers and are recognized as "NEXT." These NEXT become superheroes that are sponsored by real-life corporations. Their exploits are aired on live television where the heroes gain and lose points based on the crimes they stop or people they save. At the end of the season the hero with the most points is crowned the "King of Heroes."

The main characters are veteran hero Kotetsu (Tiger) and rookie hero Barnaby (Bunny). The mismatched pair are forced by their corporate sponsor to work together as the city's first superhero team. The fellow NEXT competing for the "King of Heroes" title are Blue Rose, Sky High, Fire Emblem, Dragon Kid, Rock Bison and Origami Cyclone. Ultimately, the heroes must face an evil NEXT named "Lunatic" who causes the city to question the worth of heroes.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thor and Captain America Coming To Nintendo 3DS

SEGA of America, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment have announced release dates for their tandem of superhero video games, Thor: God of Thunder and Captain America: Super Soldier for the Nintendo 3DS handheld. Thor: God of Thunder will be available September 13th, 2011 followed by Captain America: Super Soldier on October 25th, 2011. Both titles were released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS earlier this year.

Thor: God of Thunder takes players through a massive adventure for which the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author, Matt Fraction, served as story consultant and created an original story specifically for the video game that is set within the same universe as this year’s Thor film from Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures. In the game, which features the voice and likeness of Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki, players battle to save Thor’s home world of Asgard from destruction.

Captain America: Super Soldier transports players to the darkest days of World War II to face the Red Skull and his Hydra forces. Playing as Captain America and wielding his legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle. Once inside, players will battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies lifted from the pages of the comics as they seek uncover the secrets of the evil scientist, Arnim Zola, and his wartime experiments.