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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Last Unicorn, Prince Caspian, Network YouTube Alternative, 20th Century Boys, DVD Boxset Sale!, HBO Crusade, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

The Last Unicorn

Here are portions of a great press release I got the other day: "On
Lionsgate will release The Last Unicorn: 25th Anniversary Edition - - a widescreen digitally remastered DVD version of the animated classic, including additional features and material - - with special Conlan Press distribution on behalf of author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle. The Last Unicorn has been a worldwide success in its theatrical film, cable, VHS, and DVD versions. But to date, author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle has never been paid anything from the millions of dollars the film has earned. Now, by special arrangement with Lionsgate Entertainment, customers can ensure that more than half their purchase price of this 25th Anniversary Edition DVD will go directly to support Peter S. Beagle and his projects by buying through Conlan Press ( Although The Last Unicorn: 25th Anniversary Edition will be available from all major DVD retailers, only purchases made through Conlan Press ( will benefit Mr. Beagle.
" Now how often do you get to pick up a great copy of one of the best fantasys ever, and directly help the author at the same time. I don't get a dime for this unabashed plug, and I can tell you, I'm ordering my copy today!

Prince Caspian

The Times of London published a reported "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" would be filming in the United Kingdom, then, the next day Variety reported that the sequel will shoot at Prague's Barrandov Studios. They, we are told, will film in the studios' new $4.7 million soundstage for six months and then shoot at several Czech locations.

Networks Consider Alternative to YouTube

TheWall Street Journal reports that CBS, NBC, and Fox are moving towards putting up their own specialty website, featuring videos from their own programming, to directly compete with YouTube. Since hundreds of clips from their programs are being uploaded without permission onto the YouTube site and the networks do not derive any revenue from them. ABC said that they will focus on building their own websites.

20th Century Boys

Naoki Urasawa's "20th Century Boys" will be adapted into a live-action movie that is scheduled to be released in 2008. Revolving around a "Book of Revelations" written by a boy named Kenji and his friends, who dream of a hero standing up to an evil organization bent on destroying the world. During the era of rapid economic development, 30 years later, a series of catastrophes occur exactly as they were described in the book, foretelling that the world is off on the path to extinction. That is all the information that is currently available, however the official web-site says that this is "Chapter One" of the series. The manga had been running in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine since 1999 till this year, then went on a hiatus, but the final chapter is set to be released in 2007.

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HBO Crusade

The Third Crusade, the 12th century clash between Islam and Christianity will be the subject of a new HBO mini-series, co-produced with Britain's Channel 4, and be told through the eyes of their respective leaders, Saladin and Richard the Lionheart. The new miniseries' first four hours will be written by Kario Salem. Salem said: "This is not some dry historical costume drama. This is a personal story. I think it of it as a medieval gangster epic." The original 10-hour version has been cut by two hours. Don McPherson will write the final four episodes.

Mike Fright: Stand Up!

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Comic Previews
Mile High Comics has posted preview pages for
AmazingSpider-Girl #3,

Avengers Next #3,

Bullet Points #2,

Ghost Rider #6,

& Archie #571

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