Archive for September 5th, 2010
Another Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. this September 7th is Lost In Space – no, not the TV show, but the 1998 theatrical reboot of the franchise, starring William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Matt LeBlanc and Gary Oldman. An unsuccessful attempt to modernize the franchise into a series of movies, it was a visually spectacular feature, but tried to do too many things at once.
It’s bizarre, it’s corny, it’s by Tim Burton – and it’s not Alice In Wonderland. In 1996 Tim Burton created Marks Attacks, a combination live-action/CGI movie based on a series of trading cards that Burton used to collect. It was done in a campy 50s sci-fi B-movie flick, but with a heavy-hitting cast list which included Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Piece Brosnan, Annette Benning, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, and on and on. 14 years later, it gets its first Blu-ray treatment on September 7th, 2010.
Who says its too late to revive an old franchise? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 80s hit trilogy Back To The Future and the upcoming release of the anniversary edition trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD, Telltale Games will give it new life in the form of a series of new video games this winter, reuniting Marty McFly and Doc Brown all over again. The likenesses of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will be used, and Lloyd will provide the voice of Doc Brown through all the installments. The games will be episodic, released in a series of 5 monthly installments.