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The Secret of the Sword

"I've got that flying horsey in my sight" He-Man & the Masters of the Universe was a massive hit toy line and a massive hit animated TV series. He-Man ruled the airwaves in the 80s and it would only make sense to not only make a feature length theatrical film but also a new spin-off series with a new character! The film follows Price Adam/He-Man as he embarks on the search for his twin sister. Turns out that a new villain by the name of Hordak had kidnapped He-Man's twin sister shortly after birth and taken here to another dimension on a planet called Etherea. No one knows what happened to the little girl, Adora. But, with this information and with a magical sword, He-Man is on his way to find Princess Adora.  What much can be said of "The Secret of the Sword", it's not necessarily a film for cinemas as there is nothing special enough about the movie for it to warrant a theatrical release, other than the length of the film. The animation remains the

Brand New Hellraiser Film Hitting DVD and Blu-ray

It has been a mighty long wait for this tenth installment of the very popular Hellraiser series. The film, titled Hellraiser: Judgement, was supposed to be released in 2017, but, for whatever reason, that did not come to fruition. Now, Lionsgate has sent over a trailer, plot synopsis, and release info for the dvd, blu-ray , and VOD releases which is a little less than a month away.

“Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?”

 As we all know, Doug Bradley will not be returning for this film, but the actor they got, Paul T. Taylor, seem like a good fit, judging by the trailer above. The cast is filled out by Randy WayneRheagan Wallace, and Heather Langenkamp.

The blu-ray and dvd will feature:

         -Deleted Scenes
         -Extended Scenes
         -Gag Reel

 Of course the blu-ray will be in 1080p (1.78:1) and will feature an English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track.

I am very excited about this release as it looks like this could be the first good Hellraiser film that we have gotten in over two decades. The director, Gary J. Tunnicliffe, hasn't done any directing of note (a few small things), but he is an accomplished make up effects artist who has worked on Wishmaster, Feast, and some of the other Hellraiser films (the direct-to-video ones), so we know that the make up is going to be amazing. Plus the Paul Taylor looks like he could fill the empty Doug Bradley shoes for this film.

The dvd, blu-ray, and VOD all hit on February 13th, 2017.

Please note: All of the screenshots come courtesey of the YouTube channel.


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