Special Edition

Star Wars

The Original Star Wars trilogy hold a special place in the hearts of many. A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, George Lucas gave us something new, creative, incredibly awesome. Star Wars revolutionized the modern day blockbuster. Hell, it even created the term as people lined up around blocks at movie theaters to see the film, literally “busting blocks” in anticipation of the movie.

In the early 90s, computer wizardry finally caught up with George’s original vision of the film. The Bearded One decided to do some edits to the film and include various shots that were technologically impossible when the original films were made. Hence, we got the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy. Some fans liked it, other’s hated it with the vengeance of a thousand burning suns. Such controversial decisions like Greedo shooting first, additional dewbacks, the ice monster on Hoth’s arm cutting reaction, Max Rebo’s band number, and of course the change of the Ewok celebration complete with young Anakin’s ghost made many hardcore fans cringe. Fan have long wanted there to be a Blu-Ray release of the Original Trilogy to be released un-edited. Lucas has always said no as the film with the Special Edition changes are what his vision for Star Wars is.

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Gather round, FPS youngsters. Shooter grognards, put away your DOOM Bibles! I shall tell you of DOOM, the id Software title that changed gaming forever. In the bygone year of 1993, John Romero and his nerd-cabal created the first one-man hell invasion simulator and it was a thing of red and sticky glory, that left behind a legacy that lasts until today, with a ridonculous amounts of fan-made mods. Now, it returns for the new generation and it looks…

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The other day, Disney floated the idea that sometime soon the original versions of the original Star Wars trilogy might be released, unmolested by special edition tinkering, would be issued in the high-def Blu-ray format. Now fans are not often known for their patience, and considering that George Lucas spent years saying that those first cuts of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are gone, and that they weren’t coming back, it should come as no surprise that many weren’t holding their breath for Lucas to change his mind. So one group of techie savvy and dedicated fans said “F**k It! We’ll do our own original version release! With Black Jack! And hookers! (Okay, maybe not those last two.)

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Are you planning to purchase one of the special edition sets of The Walking Dead‘s first season when they’re released? There are three special edition sets that will be released in the US on October 4, 2011: DVD, Blu-Ray and and a special edition Blu-Ray.

All of the sets will include:

  • Pilot Episode: The B&W Version
  • Audio Commentaries On All 6 episodes
  • We Are The Walking Dead
  • Bring Out The Dead: KNB And The Art of Making Zombies
  • Digital Decay: The VFX of The Walking Dead
  • No More Room in Hell: The Walking Dead Phenomenon
  • Adapting The Dead
  • Killer Conversations: Frank Darabont & Greg Nicotero
  • Old special features from the previous release will also be included:

  • The Making of The Walking Dead
  • Inside The Walking Dead: Episodes 1 – 6
  • A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman
  • Behind The Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips
  • Convention Panel with the Producers
  • The Walking Dead Trailer
  • And extra footage includes:

  • Zombie School
  • Bicycle Girl
  • On Set with Robert Kirkman
  • Hanging with Steven Yeun
  • Inside Dale’s RV
  • On Set with Andrew Lincoln
  • The special edition Blu-Ray will be a collector’s tin with a wearable zombie mask (exclusive!) from NECA that was designed by Greg Nicotero, who did the makeup for The Walking Dead series. Also, the first 100 000 sets of both the Blu-Ray and the special edition Blu-Ray will contain a trading card of Cryptozoic (also an exclusive!).

    Source: Bleeding Cool

    Assassin’s Creed 2 Special Edition

    Assassin's Creed II SE

    Assassin’s Creed 2 has just announced a collectors edition available only at Gamestop! This special case is full of goodies for a meazly 79.99…20 bucks more. Come on, you cheap ass Nerdbastards! Included is as follws (from what I can tell):

    *8.6 Collectable Ezio Statue
    *Artbook: The Art of Assassins Creed
    *Premium Collectable Metal Case
    *Two Exclusive, in-game maps
    -Palazzo Medici
    -Santa Maria Dei Frari
    *Additional content DVD:
    -Behind the Scenes of Assassin’s Creed
    -Assassin’s Creed II Soundtrack

    Hits the stores Nov. 17th….Better be done with BioShock 2 by then.