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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe and Poe Film Announcement

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on October 8th, 2011

    Did You Know? Some Unusual Facts about Poe, the “Enigmatic Master of Darkness”:

    The 7th of October marks the 162nd Birthday of one of horror’s greatest writers. Edgar Allan Poe was born on that date and what a treat for horror fans for centuries to come.

    Poe was the first person to gather at the gravesite of Thomas Jefferson while groups from The University Of Virginia argued over their position in the procession to the grave.

    That one is from us. Relativity Media has provided even more Poe facts. Continue reading to learn more about Poe and he film, The Raven.


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    Interview With Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff (Directors Of The Lion King)

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on October 5th, 2011

    With this week’s release of The Lion King on Blu-ray we thought we’d share this interview with the film’s original directors. You’ll find it is just full of wonderful information about, what I consider to be, Disney’s best animated feature. Look for our reviews of The Lion King 3D Blu-ray and The Lion King Blu-ray soon.
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    RIO Reaches New Heights on Blu-ray and DVD Debut

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on August 10th, 2011

    Biggest Selling Family Title for August in Home Video History

    The RIO celebration has given wing to prospects for an endless summer, with the colorful, musical family adventure from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment setting home video history as the biggest selling family title ever for an August release in its Blu-ray and DVD debut.
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    AN INTERVIEW WITH JOAN CUSACK, WHO PLAYS MOM IN MARS NEEDS MOMS

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on August 10th, 2011

    Joan Cusack recently starred as ‘Mom’ in Disney’s family space adventure film Mars Needs Moms.  With the Blu-ray DVD about to be released, we caught up with the acclaimed actress to find out more about this family fun adventure film. Continue reading for the entire interview.
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    AN INTERVIEW WITH SETH GREEN, WHO PLAYS MILO IN MARS NEEDS MOMS

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on August 10th, 2011

    Seth Green stars as a broccoli-hating kid Milo in the intergalactic space adventure Mars Needs Moms. With the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD about to be released, we sit down for a chat with Seth for the lowdown on the making of the movie… Continue to read the interview:
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    Scarface says: “Say hello to my little… design!”Congrats to Andrea Mandarino

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on April 17th, 2011

    One of Upcomingdiscs readers, Andrea Mandarino was one of the winners of the contest.

    Upcomingdiscs would like to congratulate her on her winning design.

    Andrea’s design can be seen here: Scarface Design

    SCARFACE arrives on Blu-ray on September 6, 2011. Click continue for the full list of winners.
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    Are You A Black Swan Or A White Swan?

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on March 26th, 2011

    On Tuesday, March 29th, 20th Century Fox will release The Black Swan on Blu-ray and DVD. In the meantime, immerse yourself into the world of dreams and reality.  The experience morphs depending on the responses chosen, ultimately leading users to “transform” into the White Swan or Black Swan. The result is a tailored piece of visual poetry, an individual’s emoti-poem, that can be shared with others. All the emoti-poems are also housed in the video gallery to create a collective, evolving experience.

    So, while you’re waiting for the release and our upcoming review, bang it here to explore the world of The Black Swan

     


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    Fun Times: Learn To Draw Bambi

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on March 2nd, 2011

    We continue our celebration of the release of Bambi on Blu-ray with some art lessons. Veteran Disney Animator Andreas Deja shows you how to draw the popular Disney character. Watch it with the kids. It’ll make a great art project to go along with your family sharing the movie together.

    Just Bang it Here: Learn To Draw Bambi

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    Bambi Blu-ray Discount Coupon

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on February 27th, 2011

    This week we’re going to be celebrating the Walt Disney release of Bambi in high defintion. The Blu-ray comes out Tuesday March 1st. Our review will be out a week later. But we don’t want you to miss out on all of the fun. With the help of our friends at Disney, we’re going to offer a few Bambi posts this week.
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    Holiday Gift Guide – Spotlight: Gaming

    Posted in News and Opinions, Random Fun by Michael Durr on December 10th, 2010

    When I was asked to do a Holiday Gift Guide this year, I quickly realized I wasn’t exactly the best person in the world to tell the public what games they should be buying this year. I’m a cheapskate by nature and my idea of a good game to get this Christmas is the one that is at the bargain bin for twenty bucks or less. But I also realized that by knowing games like I do, I can provide a great traditional and a not-so traditional Holiday Gaming guide. Enjoy.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Concludes With The First Annual 4E Awards For The Best Horror Releases

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on October 31st, 2010

    Anyone who is a fan of horror or science fiction knows who Forry Ackerman was. He gave more to the industry than anyone else. He coined the term sci-fi and inspired the likes of Stephen King, John Landis, Steven Spielberg, and many others. He was the editor of Famous Monsters Of Filmland and held the largest collection of movie memorabilia anywhere in his famed Ackermuseum.

    I’ve been lucky enough to have counted Uncle Forry as a friend since 1991, when I first visited the Ackermuseum. I’ve spent many hours and meals with him and miss him greatly.

    I was invited to write and perform an original song tribute to Forry in January of 2000. It was my honor to perform the piece in front of a room of invited guests with Forry by my side. I was told that the plaque, containing the lyrics, remained one of his prized processions until the day he died, long after most of his collection had been sold.

    In honor of Forry, Upcomingdiscs will present our award for the best that horror home video had to offer from one Halloween to the next. I call them 4E based on a keychain Forry once gave me that said “4E 4E remember me with every key”. Upcomingdiscs will remember Forry each and every Halloween with the annual 4E Awards.

    This year the selections were made from among the staff here at Upcomingdiscs.

    Starting next year, you will be providing us with the nominations and helping us pick winners. To be eligible a film must have been released on home video since last Halloween.

    And now … the First Annual 4E Awards. (click continue to see our selections).
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    Interview With Toy Story 3′s Tom Hanks

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on October 31st, 2010

    To continue with our Toy Story coverage, here’s an interview with Tom Hanks.:Hanks provided the voice for Sheriff Woody in all three of the Toy Story films. Of course, Hanks is also known for oustanding roles in such films as Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, and Cast Away. Click continue to read the interview:
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    Interview With John Ratzenberger Of Toy Story 3

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on October 30th, 2010

    In anticipation of the Tuesday release of Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray, we present you with an interview with John Ratzenberer who provided the voice of Hamm in all of the Toy Story films. Ratzenberger is also a lucky charm, of sorts, for Pixar, appearing in all of their films.

    Here’s what John had to say about Toy Story 3:
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    “31 Days of Terror” Bioshock II – The Experience

    Posted in 1 - 8 players, 2k Games, First Person Shooter, News and Opinions, Random Fun, Xbox 360 by Michael Durr on October 29th, 2010

    Hopefully most of you enjoyed my experience of the first Bioshock game a couple of weeks back. Truth is, I’m still playing the first Bioshock, it is getting regular rotation with NBA 2k11 and Lego Rock Band. But, in an attempt to completely confuse myself, I decided to go ahead and tackle the sequel with only paper knowledge of the ending. This should go over as well as my first marriage. With only slightly less bloodshed.
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    “31 Nights of Terror” Interview with ASTRON-6 (Troma Entertainment’s latest acquisition)

    Posted in Random Fun by William O'Donnell on October 22nd, 2010

    Troma Entertainment has harnessed a young group of Canuck filmmakers who go by the moniker ASTRON-6, and will be debuting their first feature film venture into the realm of bad taste. The film is called Father’s Day and the trailer, which is filled to the brim with topless women and bloody, man-and-man rape, is already getting attention online. As well, it seems that Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman simply cannot stop talking about the film, based on the amount of clips available online (google Lloyd or Troma and soon find out).
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    “31 Days of Terror” Bioshock I – The Experience

    Posted in 1 player, 2k Games, First Person Shooter, News and Opinions, Random Fun, Xbox 360 by Michael Durr on October 15th, 2010

    Most people have figured out by reading my reviews, columns and other assorted passages of bloggery that I’m wired a little bit different. Most people wouldn’t have the guts (or foolishness) to write a gaming column for four years on a site that is dominated by movie reviews. Contrary to many other review writers, I am interested in the story rather than the technical specs. It’s no wonder that last year’s 31 days of Horror, I wrote a rather long review on The Thing without even touching any information about the dvd or blu-ray release.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Welcome To Their Nightmare – Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 12th, 2010

    Once again Upcomingdiscs found themselves the guests of Busch Gardens and their annual Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream. Each year the friendly amusement park employees turn in their mandatory smiles and courtesy for chainsaws and scarred flesh. The park’s normally pristine nature areas are converted into terrifying scare zones where you’ll encounter creatures unfit for the normal Florida sunshine. So once again I put on my Frankenstein shirt, a gift from Sara Karloff (with whom we’ll be talking soon for a podcast), and braved the horrible hallways and petrifying pathways of Busch Gardens.
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    Contest Winner’s Circle for August 2010

    Posted in Contests, Random Fun by Gino Sassani on August 30th, 2010

    We had some great things to give away in June.

    Here are all of the winners in one place, so you can check for your name.

    Remember: 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.

    Continue to read for a full list of winners:
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    The Expendables On eBay

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on August 12th, 2010

    Lionsgate is holding eBay charitable auctions for FIVE posters from THE EXPENDABLES signed at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con by actors Terry Crews, Steve Austin and Randy Couture, benefiting The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The winning bidders will receive studio certified posters signed by the cast along with a signed letter verifying their authenticity.Continue reading for the auction links.
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    Vote For Fangoria’s FrightFest Big Screen Release

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on June 28th, 2010

    Hey Gang,

    On Sept. 28, Fangoria magazine and Lightning Media are releasing eight feature-length horror/thrillers as the Fangoria FrightFest collection.

    From now through July 19, fans are the voting jury in a mini film festival “Demand It” competition hosted by Fangoria, to select one of the eight films for limited theatrical release in late July by viewing and voting for their favorite trailer at www.FangoriaFrightfest.com.

    The FrightFest line-up represents a diversified array of quality genre entertainment of a range of horror film styles embracing fans of every demographic—from supernatural chillers to psychological horror and slasher flicks. These eight new, terrifying flicks feature such stars as the Twilight saga’s Xavier Samuel, Calista Flockhart, Keri Russell, Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts and more.

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    Upcomingdiscs.com College Basketball Bracketology

    Posted in Blog Posts, Random Fun by Michael Durr on March 17th, 2010

    We @ Upcomingdiscs.com have made a group (for fun) for anybody who wants to participate in this week’s College Basketball March Madness over @ ESPN.com. The group name is Teh Noms Pics of Up discs. Catchy, I know. If we get enough people (like 10 or more), maybe we’ll find a dvd to send to the winner. Only catch, we’ll need someway to contact you and you’ll need to get in by Thursday when the first game starts. Have fun.

    http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/group?groupID=74086

    Update: One last bump. This is the last day to get in your bracket. So fill them in now :)

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    “31 Days of Horror”: John Carpenter’s The Thing

    Posted in News and Opinions, Random Fun by Michael Durr on October 23rd, 2009

    There are many movies when you are young that you just never get around to see. Perhaps your parents aren’t into that kind of movie. If it tanked at the box office, then there are probably not any friends that are going to secretly show you the film while their parents are out of the house. But often there are films that we discover in college and wonder where the heck this movie has been all my life. Such brilliance, such deep of thought, this is fantastic. For me, that movie was John Carpenter’s The Thing.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Live The Terror at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on October 21st, 2009

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    This last Friday night Upcomingdiscs was invited to attend the 10th annual scare fest at Busch Gardens in Tampa. They call it Howl-O-Scream, and what a scream it is, literally.
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    “31 Nights of Terror” The Scariest Games of All Time

    Posted in News and Opinions, Random Fun by Michael Durr on October 16th, 2009

    Scary games are kinda like that bad boyfriend or girlfriend you had in high school. You are drawn to them in the beginning, date them a few times and usually have a good time until that one captivating scenario where you are absolutely shocked out of your gourd. Then you stop seeing them but something brings you back because deep inside you actually like it. Scary games follow the same path, you keep playing and playing the game until that big scare and then you stop playing but are drawn back by that very same reason.
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    Interview With Monk’s Tony Shalhoub

    Posted in Random Fun by Gino Sassani on August 6th, 2009

    On July 28th, I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a conference call with Monk’s Tony Shalhoub. Below is the transcript of that interview. I’ll be posting the audio portion of my question shortly:

    Final Transcript

    Monk – Tony Shalhoub Q&A Session

    July 28, 2009/11:00 a.m. EDT


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