Well it’s here everyone. Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.
This is one hell of a blu-ray release. Top notch video and audio with great extras. The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App – On disc supporting content
3D Film School with Marc Webb – 3D PIECE ONLY
Developing the Amazing Spider-Man Video Game
Commentary with Marc Webb, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach
Andrew Garfield & Dr. Jane Aronson for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation
The Oscorp Archives – Production Art Gallery
What is Second Screen?
Rites of Passage- The Amazing Spider Man Reborn The Drawing Board: Development and Direction; The Amazing Spider Man Reborn Friends and Enemies: Casting; The Amazing Spider Man Reborn Second Skins: Spidey Suit and the Lizard; The Amazing Spider Man Reborn Spidey Goes West: Production – Los Angeles; The Amazing Spider Man Reborn Safe Haven: Production – Sony Studios; The Amazing Spider Man Reborn Bright Tights, Big City: Production – New York; The Amazing Spider Man Reborn The Greatest Responsibility – Post Production and Release
Iconic Poses and Digital Environments
Deleted Scenes A Different Fate
Pre-Visulizations: Revised Opening Sequence; Spider Room; The Subwa; Birth of Spider-Man; Handstand; Roof Top POV; Overpass; Bridge; Love Swing; Lizard Sewer; High School; Lizard Ambush; Standoff; Crane; Oscorp Lab; Oscorp Finale
Image Progression Reels: Scene 1; Iconic Poses and Digital Environments; Scene 3; Scene 4
Stunt Rehearsals: Live Subway; Davescript; Spidey Luis Sequence; Escape Under Bridge; Sewer Fight; Big Liz vs. Spidey; Lizard Attacks SWAT; SWAT Attack – V3
Developing The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)
This one doesn’t release till December 4th, but that’s plenty of time till the holidays. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The Journey of Bruce Wayne
The Batmobile documentary
Ending the Knight – an in-depth look featuring about 17 featurettes at how Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises
ROSEMARY’S BABY (CRITERION COLLECTION BLU-RAY)
I’m so happy this is on Criterion finally. It looks the best it ever has. Plus some great extras. Terrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary’s Baby marked the Hollywood debut of Roman Polanski (Repulsion). This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow (Hannah and Her Sisters) as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors, played by Sidney Blackmer (High Society) and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude), and self-involved husband (actor and filmmaker John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it’s never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.
New high-definition digital restoration, approved by director Roman Polanski, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New interviews with Polanski, actor Mia Farrow, and producer Robert Evans
Komeda, Komeda, a feature-length documentary on the life and work of jazz musician and composer Krzysztof Komeda, who wrote the score for Rosemary’s Baby
1997 radio interview with author Ira Levin from Leonard Lopate’s WNYC program New York and Company on the 1967 novel, the sequel, and the film
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park and Levin’s afterword for the 2003 New American Library
THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 2 (BLU-RAY)
Here is the complete second season of Walking Dead packed in a large zombie head with a screwdriver smashed through his eye. This is so amazing. A work of art really. If you can spare the extra few bucks, this packaging is worth it. Zombies, Zombies, Zombies.
EXTRAS • Audio Commentaries • Webisodes • Deleted Scenes • Over 10 Never-Before-Seen Featurettes! • LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE: Zombie Statue Created by McFarlane Toys and Designed by Greg Nicotero
E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL (BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)
One of my favorite films of all time. I still cry in this film, yes it still affects me. This is the best E.T. has ever looked and it is the original film, the way it was in the theaters back in the early 80s. There are no walkie-talkies.Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home. Now digitally remastered with enhanced picture and sound for its 30th Anniversary, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is one of the great American films (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.
• Digitally Remastered From High Resolution 35MM Original Film Elements to Get the Most From Your HDTV • Combo Pack Includes Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet (download/stream by 4/30/15) • Exciting New Bonus Features • The E.T. Journals: Featuring behind the scenes footage from the filming of the movie, this featurette gives viewers a unique feeling of being on-set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T. (Blu-ray Exclusive) • Steven Spielberg & E.T.: The director reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with children as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T. • BD-Live, My Scenes, Pocket Blu App (Blu-ray Exclusive) • Deleted Scenes • A Look Back: A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film. • The Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film. • The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film. • The Music of E.T. A Discussion with John Williams: Interviews and footage of the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg. • The 20th Anniversary Premiere: Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premier of E.T. This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation. • Designs, Photographs and Marketing • Theatrical Trailer
BRAVE (3D BLU-RAY+2D BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)
Great looking film from Pixar. It’s not my favorite of Pixar film, but it’s pretty amazing. As always from Pixar, it looks and sounds phenomenal. Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney Pixar’s Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources including her mischievous triplet brothers to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery.
“La Luna” Animated Short
Bonus Short: “The Legend of Mor’du”
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (BLU-RAY+DIGITAL COPY)
Original little horror/sci-fi/mystery film. A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sound familiar? Just wait. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make! With their efforts continually thwarted by the all powerful eye in the sky, do they have any chance of escape?
• Audio commentary with writer/director Drew Goddard and writer/producer Joss Whedon • We Are Not Who We Are: Making the Cabin in the Woods • The Secret Secret Stash: • Marty’s Stash • Hi, My name is Joss and I’ll be your guide • Wonder-Con Q&A • An Army of Nightmares: Make-Up & Animatronic Effects • Primal Terror: Visual Effects • It’s Not What You Think: The Cabin In The Woods Bonus View Mode
MAD MEN SEASON 5 (BLU-RAY)
One of the best series on television. Season 5 turns it to 11. Don’t miss this.
Mad Men” is back. Season Five of Mad Men, four-time Emmyr winner for Outstanding Drama Series and winner of three consecutive Golden Globesr, plunges into the seductive and intriguing world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Jon Hamm and the rest of the award-winning cast continue to mesmerize as they adapt to changing times, social revolution, and a radical world. Lust is back. Adultery is back. Deception is back.
• 26 Cast and Crew Commentaries • “Mad Men” Says the Darndest Things • The Uniform Time Act of 1966 • What Shall I Love If Not the Enigma? • Party of the Century • The Music of “Mad Men” • NEWSWEEK Magazine Digital Gallery • “Mad Men” Easter Eggs
THE AVENGERS (3D BLU-RAY+2D BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)
Only one of the biggest and most fun film ever made. Marvel makes cinematic history as it unites the super hero team-up of a lifetime. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Captain America (Chris Evans) assemble together for the very first time ever in this epic, action-packed blockbuster alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Director Joss Whedon creates an unprecedented universe that has become a global phenomenon. Packed with spectacular visual effects, and exclusive bonus features, including Marvel’s first-ever gag reel, never-before-seen Marvel short, and an interactive second screen experience, Marvel’s The Avengers will blow your mind!
Audio Commentary by Director Joss Whedon
Disney’s Second Screen
Assembling the Ultimate Team
A Visual Journey
Item 47 (Marvel One-Shot Short Film)
9 Deleted/Extended Scenes
Soundgarden’s Live to Rise Music Video
I actually enjoyed this collection of short horror films. The last one is by far the best, but this is worth a purchase. It will mess with your mind. A group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house the guys are confronted with a dead body a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage each video stranger and more inexplicably terrifying.
INDIANA JONES (BLU-RAY FILM COLLECTION)
Yes, the 4th film does come with this set, but you do get the three other films, which are classic and a whole bonus disc full of extras. These look amazing on blu-ray. Own all four Indiana Jones adventures in this Blu-ray collection. This collection includes: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
BATTLE ROYALE 1 & 2 (BLU-RAY)
One of the coolest films you will ever see. In 2000, director Kinji Fukasaku unleashed BATTLE ROYALE, his violently poetic epic about an innocent group of Junior High students forced by the government to hunt and kill their classmates for sport. It was nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards, launched a global phenomenon, and banned from screens by frightened civic groups and distributors across America. Three years later, the equally disturbing sequel — featuring a new class, new rules, and a brutal terrorist plot by the first film’s young survivors — triggered its own tragic firestorm around the world. Now for the first time ever, you can see it all: Experience the entire BATTLE ROYALE saga on 4 discs — including more than 3 hours of definitive Special Features — that forever blasts open one of the most potent, shocking and savagely influential sagas in motion picture history.
The Making of Battle Royale TV Spot: Tarantino Version Basketball Scene Rehearsals Tokyo International Film Festival 2000 Special Edition TV Spot Original Theatrical Trailer Battle Royale Documentary Special Effects Comparison Featurette Filming On-Set Behind-The-Scenes Featurette Audition & Rehearsal Footage Instructional Video: Birthday Version Battle Royale Press Conference
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (BLU-RAY)
Another one of my favorite films. This time with the actual 20 minute alternate original ending to the film, which will surprise you.
A skid-row florist’s “mean green mother” of a monster plant is the center of “the looniest, nuttiest, most outrageous movie musical comedy in years” (Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Preview). Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Ellen Green, Billy Murray and other comedy greats star.
– Theatrical version of the film with optional commentary
– The Director’s Cut featuring the newly restored 20-minute alternate ending
– “Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut,” an introduction by Frank Oz with Richard Conway
– “A Story of Little Shop of Horrors” (behind-the-scenes documentary)
– Outtakes and deleted scenes with optional commentary)
– Two theatrical trailers
RUBY SPARKS (BLU-RAY)
Great little film you will want to watch over and over.
Calvin is a young novelist struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
Behind the Story
Real-Life Couples: Co-Stars & Directors
Be Careful What You Wish For
Sneak Peeks of: The Sessions, The Blu-ray Experience and Lola Versus
Getting to Know the Cast
Los Angeles: The Other Character
BOND 50: COMPLETE 22 FILM COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)
Collectible box set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray disc in one complete offering for the first time. Collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including never-before-seen content from the Bond archives, and more. One disc of brand new bonus content approximately one hour in length. 9 titles available on Blu-ray for the first time ever: Goldeneye, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Box set includes an open slot for forthcoming James Bond film.
HARRY POTTER WIZARD’S COLLECTION (BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)
The ultimate Harry Potter film collection. The magical film franchise is now available in a spectacular limited-edition collectible box set. The most comprehensive Harry Potter movie collection yet features all eight films, exclusive never-before-seen content and must-have memorabilia. This new limited and numbered 31-disc collection contains all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy and more than 37 hours of special features including all previously released materials and more than 10 hours of new to disc bonus content, and 5 hours of never-before-seen material. In addition to the theatrical release of every film, the collection also includes the extended versions of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; and the 3D versions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –- Parts 1 and 2.
The Beatles Stereo Remaster Vinyl Box Set
Should be of no surprise this tops my holiday wish list for 2012. With a successful launch of the CD remasters in 2009, The Beatles do it again with all of their studio albums remastered and pressed on heavy weight 180g vinyl. If that weren’t enough, the limited edition deluxe box set also comes with a swell hardbound book, detailing each album, as well as the vinyl mastering process. Another must-have for any Beatles fan.
The Doors “Live at The Hollywood Bowl ’68” Double Vinyl
It’s a great time to be a classic rock fan this year! The Doors “Live at The Hollywood Bowl ’68” features the full show with newly restored tracks “Hello, I Love You”, “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” and “Spanish Caravan”, further proving this performance as one of The Doors’ greatest. Doors fans will also want to pick up the DVD or Blu-Ray of the performance, which has been meticulously restored from the original film negatives.
The Polyphonic Spree “Holidaydream” LP
Ok…partially biased on this selection, as I helped work on the design and packaging, but the music contained on the LP is superb. The Spree showcase some seminal holiday classics and penned originals in only a way The Polyphonic Spree can. The vinyl edition comes with a different track listing from the CD/digital version, plus contains a vinyl only ‘hidden’ track, not to mention each vinyl is hand mixed, making each record unique from the next.
Johnny Cash “The Complete Columbia Album Collection” CD Box Set
Being the vinyl junkie I am, there are still times when it’s worth buying the occasional CD or two, like this 63 disc collection containing all of Johnny Cash’s Columbia albums, including his work with The Highwaymen. Some early Sun hits, singles and non-album tracks are also included, making this one impressive music collection from this or any artist.
The Velvet Underground “The Verve/MGM Albums” Vinyl Box Set
Original releases of the VU’s catalog is increasingly hard to find these days, especially the Mono version, but Sundazed music has made it easier for fans to get their VU mono fix with this 5 LP box set. The set contains their first three LPs, Nico’s amazing “Chelsea Girls” soundtrack and the unfinished forth album (which became “Loaded”) all sourced from the original tapes, and packaged in a nifty flip-top box. This set definitely makes the ultimate VU box set to date.
The Rolling Stones “Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965” Deluxe Box Set
Rarely seen and fully restored, this documentary captures an early Rolling Stones during a two day tour of Ireland in September 1965. This 5 disc set features each the director’s and producer’s cuts, extensive never-before-seen footage, full audio recordings of live performances on CD and vinyl. The interview with Brian Jones should be worth it alone for any fan of early Stones.
Led Zeppelin “Celebration Day”
Led Zeppelin’s amazing reunion gig from 2007 honoring Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun finally sees a commercial release on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and Vinyl in various standard and deluxe configurations. For those who didn’t get to see this show live, this will probably be the closest you will EVER get to a full-on Zeppelin Reunion. Deluxe editions of the DVD and Blu-ray versions contain bonus rehearsal footage while the 3xLP edition is pressed on 180g vinyl. Zeppelin diehards will more than likely buy every edition to get it all.
The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” Deluxe Box Set
When was the last time you really sat down to watch “Magical Mystery Tour?” As strange as the film is, MMT has been fully restored and available in a deluxe blu-ray/DVD/vinyl EP edition. The film contains additional footage, new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as new edits with additional never-before-seen footage of performances of “Your Mother Should Know”, “Blue Jay Way” and “Fool on the Hill.” See the film the way it was intended.
Eric Clapton “Slowhand” 35th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
Clapton’s seminal 1977 album, which spawned the hits “Cocaine” and “Wonderful Tonight”, gets a deluxe anniversary treatment with a remastered and expanded version of the album on CD and hi-res stereo DVD, the full April 1977 Hammersmith Odeon live show and studio album on 180g vinyl.
Taj Mahal “The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973”
This two disc set by blues genius Taj Mahal unearths several finished, previously unreleased studio gems, infusing signature roots music, soul, funk and earthy blues. The set also includes a full-length live set from Royal Albert Hall in London, 1970, and makes for a great companion to Mahal’s “In Progress and In Motion” anthology from the late 1990s.
THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOLUME 2
Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series, The Walking Dead, collected into one massive paperback collection! This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one-thousand pages chronicling the next chapter of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror – beginning with Rick Grimes’ struggle to survive after the prison raid, to the group’s finding short solace in The Community, and the devastation that follows. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living. Collects The Walking Dead #49-96.
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: A DANCE WITH DRAGONS BOOK 5
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again–beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone–a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.
TOTALLY MAD: 60 YEARS OF HUMOR, SATIRE, STUPIDITY, AND STUPIDITY
For the past six decades (that’s 60 years-we did the math so you don’t have to) MAD Magazine has keenly observed the American landscape and promptly made fun of everything in sight. Unwavering in their commitment to high quality stupidity, MAD’s legendary artists and writers, long known as “The Usual Gang of Idiots,” have brilliantly satirized politics, celebrities, sports, media, cultural trends, and more. Totally MAD (originally titled The New American Cookbook until cooler heads prevailed) is the ultimate collection of MAD’s most idiotic material, including such classics as Spy vs. Spy, The MAD Fold-in, A MAD Look At…, The Lighter Side of, Horrifying Clichés and The Shadow Knows, plus modern MAD classics including The MAD Strip Club and The Fundalini Pages. Whether you grew up with MAD in the 50s, 60s, or 70s, reading it with a flashlight under the covers so your parents wouldn’t catch you, or in the 80s, 90s and beyond, reading it while watching the MADtv sketch comedy show or the more recent animated series on the Cartoon Network, this book will bring back fond memories and also provide a great introduction to MAD for new readers. Then again, maybe not.
THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE
Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion‘s compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one’s self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or “pail.” With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.
007 THE JAMES BOND ARCHIVES
“Bond, James Bond.” Since Sean Connery uttered those immortal words in 1962, the most dashing secret agent in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences worldwide. This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fleming has starred in 23 EON-produced films, played by 6 different actors over five decades. To celebrate 50 years of this innovative franchise, EON Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials to editor Paul Duncan, who spent two years researching over one million images and 100 filing cabinets of documentation. The result is the most complete account of the making of the series, covering every James Bond film ever made, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with the upcoming Skyfall (2012), including the spoof Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983). The stunning imagery is accompanied by an oral history recounted by over 150 cast and crew members, relating the true inside story of how the Bond films were made. Containingpreviously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive tribute to the legend of James Bond.
THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES
The first book to explore Stanley Kubrick’s archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date, divided into 2 parts.Part 1: The films
In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: It s not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience…. I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content. The philosophy behind Part 1 borrows from this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killer s Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick s complete films will be presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. A completely nonverbal experience.Part 2: The Creative Process
Divided into chapters chronologically by film, Part 2 brings to life the creative process of Kubrick s filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules. Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick s best interviews.
THE MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 AMAZING COLOSSAL EPISODE GUIDE
At last, the honest-Injun, 100%-MST3K-sanctioned guide to the 120 episodes of this extremely cool, Peabody Award-winning show. Contains multitudinous synopses, tidbits, photos, wisecracks, and descriptions of some of the most disgusting things ever seen on screen by the MST3K writers. You know you want it, so get it while it’s hot!
STAR WARS: DARTH PLAGUEIS
Darth Plagueis: Like all Sith Lords before him, he craves absolute power. But like no Sith Lord ever, he possesses the ultimate power—over life and death. Darth Sidious: In secret he masters the power of the dark side, while publicly climbing to the highest government office. One desires to rule supreme; the other dreams of living forever. Together, they will destroy the Jedi and rule the galaxy. Unless merciless Sith tradition becomes their undoing.
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