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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Upcomingdiscs First Annual Halloween Decorations Contest

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on October 19th, 2016

    We want to see something scary. Upcomingdiscs is inviting you to send us a photo of your Halloween decorations. The day after Halloween (11/1/16) we will post the photos we get and give our readers 2 weeks to vote on their favorite in the comments. The photo that gets the most votes will win a mysterious collection of horror films.

    Here’s how to enter:

    1. Send one photo to comments@upcomingdiscs.com. Please pick the best angle and subject. Only 1 photo is allowed.
    2. On Nov. 1st we will post all of the photos for our readers to vote on their favorite. Only 1 vote per ip address will be allowed. But you are encouraged to send your friends to vote for yours. They just won’t be able to all vote from your computer or network address.
    3. Please indicate a user name/handle to include with your picture. Send one that can be made public. We WILL NOT Publish your email address.
    4. All photos must arrive by Midnight Eastern Time on 11/01/16. A confirmation email will be sent.
    5. By sending a photo you are giving consent for your photo to be posted at Upcomingdiscs.

    We hope to make this an annual event. Who’s going to be our first Master Of Mayhem?

    Contest is open to US & Canada only.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest: Win The Curse Of Oak Island Season 2 On DVD

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 15th, 2016

    Even our buddies at History/ A&E are getting in on the 31 Nights Of Terror fright-wagon. The Curse Of Oak Island Season 2 is now out on DVD. We’ve got a copy of the release for one of our lucky Upcomingdiscs friends out there. Rick and Marty return to the mysterious Oak Island, and you’re invited to join them. You’re going to need more than a life jacket for this trip.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What is your favorite horror-themed television show?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Karen Thaeter

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest: Win 101 Horror Movies To See Before You Die

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 14th, 2016

    To help us with this year’s 31 Nights Of Terror our very good friends over at Barron’s want to share some reading that’s to die for. Yes, we’re giving away a copy of their wonderful book: 101  Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die. We’ve reviewed 2 editions of their 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. It’s a perfect companion for your frightening book shelf. These Barron’s books are a ton of fun and are sure to start the debates flying when you share it with your friends.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions

    Contest is now closed Winner is joey dee

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    X-men: Apocalypse (UHD Blu-ray) (4K)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 13th, 2016

    “Everything they’ve built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one!”

    Since Disney has taken over The Bullpen at Marvel, they have had an unprecedented run of successful comic book superhero films. During that same time DC/Warner has had trouble finding a direction for their cinematic universe. But the Marvel titles still in the hands of other studios haven’t shared in that run of good fortune. Sony finally had to relinquish control of Spider-Man, and Fox has followed disaster with disaster with The Fantastic Four. The single exception to that rule has been the Fox handling of The X-Men universe.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Penny Dreadful: The Final Season (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 12th, 2016

    “…And then all light will end, and the world will live in darkness. The very air will be pestilence to mankind. And our brethren, the night creatures, will emerge and feed.”

    We could be talking about the end of the world. We could also be talking about the untimely demise of Penny Dreadful with just its third season at Showtime. It came with a suddenness, and not without controversy. John Logan originally planned for the series to go 6-7 years.
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    Contest: Win Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates From Fox Home Entertainment On UHD (4K)

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on October 12th, 2016

    Who wants to party in Hawaii? Fox Home Entertainment and Upcomingdiscs are going to send one lucky winner on a vacation to Hawaii. Okay, we’re not actually going to fly you out to the islands. We’re going to send you a copy of Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates on UHD (4K) Blu-ray. Zac Efron and Adam Devine will be your hosts. Don’t have a UHD 4K player yet? No problem. There’s a Blu-ray copy included in the package. In ultra high definition it will just be like sending you on vacation… without the airfare/hotel/rental car hassles. This is our first 4K giveaway; let’s make it a big one.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What was the best vacation you ever had?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Forrest Johnson

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest – Win The Neon Demon On Blu-ray From Broadgreen Productions

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 11th, 2016

    Our pals over at Broadgreen Productions wanted to get in on the act for our 31 Nights Of Terror. They’ve sent us over an extra copy of The Neon Demon to give away. This one has some wickedly crazy images for you. Keanu Reeves stars in this modern-day metaphor. Explore the killer model industry through the lens of Nicolas Winding Refn.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What was the craziest horror film you ever saw?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Pat Conrad

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest: Win Under Wraps From ARC Entertainment

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 10th, 2016

    This continues to be a crowded 31 Nights Of Terror contest year. Once again it’s thanks to the great folks at Arc Entertainment. This one is for the kids. Maybe not so scary, but a lot of fun. Arc Entertainment has given us a copy of their zany adventure Under Wraps. The animated feature is loaded with mummies, pharaohs, and other things that go bump in the night. It features the voice talents of Brooke Shields, Drake Bell, and Matthew Lillard. Who’s your Mummy? Upcomingdiscs and Arc Entertainment, that’s who.

    To win just follow these instructions

     

            Contest is now closed Winner is Ronald Oliver Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    Banshee: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 7th, 2016

    “Did I miss anything while I was gone?”

    Did you ever. Banshee came to an end with this, the fourth season, and it did not go quietly, to be sure. But it’s not how it ends, but how this final season begins that’s a bit of a mystery. There is a time jump of a little over 18 months that will cause you to feel like you might have missed something. If that doesn’t confuse you, the season’s constant tripping around in time will turn this season into a show very different from the Banshee we’ve come to know and love.
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    Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Season 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 7th, 2016

    “Over 68 million Americans leave the safety of our borders every year. If danger strikes, the FBI’s International Response Team (IRT) is called into action.” 

    In these days of international terrorism, I’m not sure that anyone feels particularly safe here or abroad. If recent events have taught us anything at all, it’s that evil knows no country and that no quarter is completely safe. You would also get the idea that terrorism is one of the biggest issues this IRT deals with. The first 13 episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders don’t really deal with that kind of danger with the single exception one episode.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest – Win A Copy Of Vampyres On DVD From Artsploitation Films

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 5th, 2016

    Our new buddies over at Artsploitation Films wanted put some bite into 31 Nights Of Terror. Believe me when I tell you they went right for the jugular by giving us 2 copies of Vampyres on DVD to give to a couple of lucky winners here at Upcomingdiscs. It’s a little bit like the 1974 cult classic but with a few wicked modern edges. This one is not for the kiddies as it contains plenty of blood and some killer female vampires wearing only that blood. The disc includes an interview with star Caroline Munro.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What was the best vampire film ever made?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Leslie Davis 

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    Hawaii Five-O (2010): The Sixth Season

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 5th, 2016

    “Book ’em, Danno.”

    It’s been 30 years since we first heard that phrase. Still it persisted in the modern lexicon along with the term Five-0, which is still shouted in high-crime areas in cities all over the country whenever a police presence is felt closing in on the bad guys. Hawaii Five-0 ended in 1980. That’s when Tom Selleck took over the sets and production crew on Hawaii to work as Magnum P.I. until 1988 when it all closed down for good — or did it? Wouldn’t you know it, the show has been resurrected and become the hottest drama on television.
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    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series – Archive Classics

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 4th, 2016

    He’s been called the King of Late-Night. Today when there are so many talk shows on at pretty much every hour of the day, that might not appear to be such a huge distinction. There were talk shows on before Johnny Carson, but there can be no doubt that he invented the modern late-night show. For 30 years Johnny Carson was like a member of the family for millions of Americans. He was a friendly face at the end of a long, stressful day. He was that dependable routine that you could set your biological clock by. You would lie back in bed and let Johnny bring the world to you. You could count on a wide assortment of entertainment experiences.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest: Win 6 Plots On DVD From Lionsgate Home Entertainment

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 2nd, 2016

    Our friends at Lionsgate Home Entertainment wanted to help us get 31 Nights Of Terror off to a frighteningly good start. They’ve given us a copy of 6 Plots on DVD to give away this Halloween season. It’s a claustrophobic nightmare as one girl must find a way to save six friends who have been buried alive with their worst fears. Six times the fright, and free to one lucky winner here at Upcomingdiscs.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What was the best horror film of 2016?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Jim Gardner

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror”

    Posted in Site News by Gino Sassani on October 1st, 2016

    Well … it’s October, the start of Horrorcane season, and for fright fans that means that all the ghouls and goblins will be coming out to play. Before long it will be All Hallow’s Eve, and many of you will be having a spooktacular time of it all.
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    Upcomingdiscs Interviews Joan Embery

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on September 30th, 2016

    Fans of The Johnny Carson Show know who Joan Embery is. If you love animals you know who she is. She has been working with and for animals all of her life. She’s been an ambassador to the world famous San Diego Zoo. Time Life is releasing its second collection The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson The Vault Series. Joan Embery appears in some of these 12 full episodes. I had the honor of talking with her for a short time. I invite you to eavesdrop on that conversation. Bang it here to listen in on my conversation with Joan Embery

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    You should also visit her website at JoanEmbery.com

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    The Catch: Season 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 28th, 2016

    Shonda Rhimes now has a fourth series running on ABC this past season. Joining Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How To Get Away With Murder is the new series The Catch. The series is based on a series of novels by Kate Atkinson and was actually created by Jennifer Schuur. And while The Catch distinguishes itself rather nicely from the usual Rhimes formula, you can still expect the bed-jumping antics that Rhimes is so obsessed with. It’s the one thing that all four shows have in common. It doesn’t matter whether she’s a writer, creator, or just a producer; there’s never been an episode of a series with her name on it that doesn’t have plenty of sex. In this case it’s a sad distraction from what turned out to be a rather clever show.
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    The Good Wife: The Final Season

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 27th, 2016

    The title might be a bit misleading. Alicia is not so “good” these days. She’s tougher and more willing to make the hard choices. She’s more cutthroat in court and even when it comes to asserting her position in the firm and with her cheating husband. This is not the “stand by your man” show it might have appeared to be when it began. It’s evolved, and that only makes for better television. And now that it has finally come to an end, it’s easy to see that Alicia is now just as calculating and manipulative as her husband ever was. If the show was going to stay on the air, there might have been need for the title to change. Of course, I always took it as ironic anyway. Fans will have all the time in the world now to debate such subjects.
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    Limitless: Season 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 27th, 2016

    “My name is Brian Finch. I was your average 28-year-old screw-up until I took a pill called NZT. Suddenly I had access to every brain cell. And that’s why the FBI hired me. There’s just one problem. The NZT will kill you unless you have this shot.”

    Brian is a guy with a lot of dreams but no ambition to actually make them work. When we find him he’s pushing an album that he hasn’t even written the songs for. Hey, don’t we all? His friends and family nod understandingly, all knowing he’ll never get around to any of it. He likes to get stoned, and there goes any real ambition he might have actually had.
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    The Frank Sinatra Collection (2nd Wave)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 26th, 2016

    Last Spring Eagle Vision released four discs that were collectively known as The Frank Sinatra Collection. But when a man’s been singing for nearly 70 years, you can’t hold a career like that on just four discs. There was always going to have to be more. The more has arrived in the shape of three more DVD’s brimming with Sinatra. This time there are 3 DVD’s to add to the growing collection. Each features performances, often from television specials. Each is a landmark even in Sinatra’s incredible career. Each will bring you back to that ol’ Blue Magic.
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    Gunsmoke: The Twelfth Season

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 22nd, 2016

    The setting for Gunsmoke was the by-now-famous Dodge City, circa 1870’s. Phrases like “get out of Dodge” would enter the popular lexicon as a result of this resilient series. Marshall Dillon (Arness) was charged with keeping the peace in Dodge City. The only other character to see the entire 20-year run was kindly Doc Adams (Stone). Star Trek’s own Doc, Leonard McCoy, took many of his traits from Doc Adams. He was the humanitarian of the city, always looking to help someone. Like McCoy, he had a taste for bourbon and a soft heart underneath a rather gruff exterior and was always ready with free advice. Dillon’s love interest throughout most of the series was Miss Kitty Russell (Blake).
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    Wonders Of The Arctic (UHD Bluray) (4K)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 20th, 2016

    Victor Garber appears to me a man of extremes, at least in his climate preferences. Of course, the actor was aboard James Cameron’s ill-fated Titanic when it struck an iceberg before Leonardo DiCaprio dies because he was too stupid to climb aboard a huge floating door. On television recently, Garber jumps to nuclear fire as one half of the superhero Firestorm in the DC television universe. For this release, actually filmed a few years ago he heads back to the ice, and not just any ice. This time Victor Garber narrates an IMAX documentary called Wonders Of The Arctic. Shout Factory has released the documentary as part of their impressive IMAX titles in 4K on UHD Blu-ray.
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    Quantico: Season 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 20th, 2016

    “The state of this country is the most precarious it has ever been. Not only are there more threats than ever before, but the majority of those threats don’t come from known organizations or extremist groups, but our own backyard. A neighbor you grew up next to, a one-night stand you had, perhaps even a family member. You applied here to protect your country from those threats. And while your ideals and your test scores might have gotten you here, they will not be enough to keep you here. The FBI academy is the toughest boot camp, hardest grad school rolled into one. It is not college. It is life and death.”

    And that’s the setting of ABC’s new drama Quantico. But not quite so fast
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    CSI: Cyber: The Final Season

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 20th, 2016

    For over 15 years the CSI franchise has been a solid stable of programming for the Eye Network. The original show blasted through all initial expectations and lasted for 15 years. CSI: Miami went on for a decade, and CSI: New York for a little over five years. Now the original has bowed out of the game, and after 30 years of seasons, the franchise’s future hangs with newcomer CSI: Cyber. All dynasties eventually come to an end. Some pass quietly in the night. Others do so quite horribly. After watching the short 13 episode run of CSI: Cyber, I’m afraid it’s the latter path for a once-brilliant franchise. Catch it while you can, if you’re interested. While it will be back this fall, I do not anticipate a long life for a show that is CSI in name only. Now is your chance to decide for yourself.
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    Exclusive Wire Tap Audio Interview With Heath Centazzo & Brendan Nagle Of All American Bikini Car Wash

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on September 19th, 2016

    Oliver Stone warned me when I went to see Snowden. He told me it could happen. But I never thought it could happen to me. We’ve been out there interviewing the participants for All American Bikini Car Wash. I recently spoke with Heath Centazzo who plays Big Tony and Brendan Nagle who plays Bobby Bullets in the film. Turns out the Feds were listening in our conversation. Investigators for Upcomingdiscs discovered a copy of that wire tap and are going to risk everything providing it to the public here on our forum. Who knows. I might be reviewing movies from Moscow next week. Be warned that this is a result of Fed surveillance so the quality and language is going to be rough. If you dare: Bang it here to listen in on my conversation with The Mob Guys 
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