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A mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2017 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, a showcase of new and upcoming theatrical and home entertainment releases, new official Mystery Science Theater 3000 merchandise, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities, including a signing with the cast of the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor.
Genre and horror film buffs, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike won’t want to miss Breaking News from Shout! Factory and Scream Factory. At 8 pm on Friday, July 21st in Room 4, join Jeremy Whitham (Development Director), Brian Ward (Sr. Director of Blu-ray and DVD Production) and Jeff Nelson (Sr. Marketing Director) as they make special announcements and unveil exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Blu-ray collector’s editions and new movies coming to theaters this fall. A fan-driven insider’s event filled with lively discussion and a few surprises, this panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits.
Calling all MSTies! In the not too distant future—Saturday, July 22nd at 3 pm at the Horton Grand Theatre, to be precise—join the cast of MST3K for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return … and New Destinations! Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the new season of MST3K is now a Netflix Original Series. What was it like to bring the show back and what’s next for MST3K? Join creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount and Rebecca Hanson, along with moderator Erik Adams of The A.V. Club, as they take you behind the scenes!
On Saturday, July 22nd at 1 pm, join MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount and Rebecca Hanson for a cast signing at the Shout! Factory booth (4118).
MSTies are also invited to join Joel, Jonah and the bots for Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Watch Out For Snakes! Tour on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Balboa Theatre. Each show will include all the elements expected from a MST3K experience: a cheesy “B” movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches plus – for the first time – audience participation! Show # 1 is the MST3K favorite “Eegah” featuring all new riffs and sketches. Show # 2 is a “Secret Surprise Film!”– a fun sci-fi thriller never-before featured on MST3K. For tickets and more information regarding the two San Diego performances, please visit www.mst3k.com/tour
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Shout! Factory Event Highlights at Comic-Con 2017 Include:
Friday, July 21st
7 pm Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Watch Out For Snakes! Tour
Balboa Theatre. Tickets at www.mst3k.com/tour
8 pm Breaking News from Shout! Factory and Scream Factory
Join Shout! Factory’s Jeremy Whitham (Development Director) Brian Ward (Sr. Director of Blu-ray and DVD Production) and Jeff Nelson (Sr. Marketing Director) as they make special announcements and unveil exclusive sneak peeks. Moderated by Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits.
*Room 4, Convention Center
Saturday, July 22nd
1 pm Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast signing with creator Joel Hodgson and cast
members Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount and Rebecca Hanson
*Shout! Factory Booth #4118
3 pm Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return … and New Destinations! Panel
Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the new season of MST3K is
now a Netflix Original Series. What was it like to bring the show back and what’s next for MST3K? Join creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount and Rebecca Hanson, along with moderator Erik Adams of The A.V. Club, as they take you behind the scenes!
*Horton Grand Theatre. This is a ticketed event.
7 pm Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Watch Out For Snakes! Tour
Balboa Theatre. Tickets at www.mst3k.com/tour
Shout! Factory Booth (#4118) Comic-Con Exclusives
- Scream Factory’s highly sought-after button packs are back! Celebrate Scream Factory 5th Anniversary with this fan-favorite item. Stop by the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) for your 2017 Scream Factory Button Pack
- My Little Pony poster featuring Equestria Girls and Friendship Is Magic
- Brand new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Poster
New Official Mystery Science Theater 3000 Merchandise
Straight from the Satellite of Love, we have brand new, officially licensed Mystery Science Theater 3000 merchandise, including pint glasses, mugs, bottle openers and t-shirts!
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Highlights For SDCC 2017
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (Collector’s Edition)
Shout Select’s inaugural release is the Collector’s Edition of the beloved ’80s cult classic! On Blu-ray for the first time, this Collector’s Edition comes loaded with bonus features, including a comprehensive retrospective featuring brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew, and an additional disc of bonus features. Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Peter Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he’s the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo ( John Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe!
Army of Darkness (Collector’s Edition)
Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient “Necronomicon” – the Book of the Dead – unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in this outrageously hilarious third chapter of Evil Dead Trilogy from legendary director Sam Raimi (Darkman, Drag Me to Hell) and producer Robert Tapert (Ash vs. Evil Dead). Army Of Darkness Collector’s Edition, featuring the Theatrical Cut of the film, the Director’s Cut (with 15 minutes of extra footage), the International Cut and the TV version (in standard definition). This definitive collector’s edition is jam-packed with bonus content, including new interviews with star and co-producer Bruce Campbell and the cast, special make-up effect artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, and Greg Nicotero, audio commentary, alternate and deleted scenes and much more – all collected in a special 3-Disc Blu-ray set!
Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Adventure
History’s favorite time traveling duo land in a deluxe Blu-ray box set from Shout! Factory titled Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection. The bodacious set includes Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the Blu-ray debut of the sequel Bogus Journey, and is fully loaded with an entire disc of bonus features, including new interviews and commentary, deluxe packaging, a “Wyld Stallyns” branded guitar pick, vinyl stickers for both films, and previously released extras including The Original Bill & Ted, The Most Triumphant Making-Of, Air Guitar Tutorial, The Linguistic Stylings of B&T, From Scribble to Script, The Hysterical Personages of B&T, and radio spots. This limited edition set also comes with an exclusive lithograph and exclusive action figure of George Carlin’s character “Rufus,”
Cinematic Titanic: The Complete Collection
The end of the initial broadcast run of Mystery Science Theater 3000 did not mean the end of world-class movie riffing. In 2007, five of the original cast/writers of MST3K – Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Mary Jo Pehl and Frank Conniff – launched Cinematic Titanic, a leaner, hungrier leap into razor-sharp comedy built on the back of cheesy movies. For the next six years they toured the country with a critically acclaimed live show and left throngs of delighted fans in their wake. Available as a complete collection for the first time on August 8th, 2017, the DVD release of Cinematic Titanic also includes the featurette Between the Riffs and a brand new interview, A Look Back with J. Elvis Weinstein, as bonus features.
Digimon Adventure tri.: Determination
The Digimons are back in this world, but that doesn’t mean all is well. Joe has been avoiding battles with the Digimon in order to fit in with the regular world. And infected Digimons are still on the rampage. The friends will have to work together with their Digimons in order to overcome the terrifying infected Digimons
Digimon Adventure tri.: Reunion
Produced by Toei Animation, DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri – REUNION is DIGIMON’s first feature-length movie since 2000 and has already delighted audiences and loyal fans across Japan. This highly sought-after film reunites the characters and original cast from the classic series and picks up where the beloved DIGIMON Adventure 2002 series ended.
Escape From New York (Collector’s Edition Steelbook)
In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president (Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake’s mission – and his life – unless he succeeds! Shout! Factory’s edition of the 1981 cult classic includes brand new bonus features including a new 2K scan of the inter-positive, struck from the original negative.
Fargo (20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook)
Limited to 10,000 copies, this collector must-have offers enticing packaging, an audio commentary with director of photography Roger A. Deakins, the “Minnesota Nice” featurette, an interview with the Coen Brothers and Frances McDormand, an American Cinematography article, an original advertising gallery, and a still photo gallery. Available at SDCC ahead of its August 8, 2017 release date.
The Fog (Collector’s Edition Steelbook)
When the fog rolls in … the terror begins! Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Scream Factory with this moody horror classic from master of terror John Carpenter. The sleepy seaside village of Antonio Bay is about to learn the true meaning of the word “vengeance.” This seemingly perfect town masks a guilty secret … a past steeped in greed and murder. Exactly 100 years ago, a ship was horribly wrecked under mysterious circumstances in a thick, eerie fog. Now, shrouded in darkness, the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery grave to exact a bloody revenge.
Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!
From Superstar Gwen Stefani comes the animated series KUU KUU HARAJUKU, which follows the fun-filled adventures of the band HJ5 – Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G – through their super cute world of music, fashion and style. The inspiration for this popular animated series came from Grammy® Award-winning musician Stefani who wanted to create an animated series for girls that encourages and celebrates creative self-expression, imagination and individuality. The show’s setting is inspired by the exuberant street fashion and creative youth culture of the Harajuku district but it takes place in a magical fantasy world like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
The Lawnmower Man (Collector’s Edition)
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition release boasts The Director’s Cut, theatrical cut and revealing extras. Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is a brilliant scientist obsessed with perfecting virtual reality software. When his experiments on animals fail, he finds the ideal substitute – Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a slow-witted gardener. Dr. Angelo’s goal is to benefit his human guinea pig and ultimately mankind itself, but evil lurks the guise of “the Shop,” a shadowy group that seeks to use the technology to create an invincible war machine. When the experiments change the simple Jobe into a superhuman being, the stage is set for a Jekyll-and-Hyde struggle for the control of Jobe’s mind and the future of the world.
Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug
The most Miraculous adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir continue! Paris’ favorite crime-fighting duo return in a new volume of the action-adventure, romantic comedy that will have you on the edge of your seat. This release includes six amazing episodes on DVD and a Ladybug paper doll, while supplies last.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Magical Movie Night
Grab your popcorn, because the Equestria Girls are back for a magic-filled triple feature! There’s a reason these seven girls look familiar. . . as they step through a magical mirror, they transport from the world of My Little Pony, transforming into teenage girls at Canterlot High. Full-time students and part-time magical pony-girls, the Equestria Girls are always ready to save the day with the Magic of Friendship! So, gather round for three mystical adventures when My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Magical Movie Night comes to DVD on August 8, 2017 from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVII + Bonus Disc
Volume XXXVII brings us The Human Duplicators, a 1965 science fiction film about an alien, the cybernetic physicist he controls and the blind girl he falls for; Escape 2000 (aka Bronx Warriors 2 and Escape from the Bronx), wherein generic and nefarious corporation gentrifies a Bronx neighborhood to death in the service of creating the city of the future. But when they kill the parents of the first movie’s hero, they are in for some action, low-budget 80s style; Teens and monsters have always had a complicated relationship status in the movies, but The Horror of Party Beach kicks it down a notch or eight, as a coastal town grapples with mutated fishmen who crash a beach party in hideous fashion; and Invasion of the Neptune Men, which stars martial arts legend Sonny Chiba as Space Chief, a superhero of sorts, in this 1961 kids movie of sorts about an alien invasion of sorts. The exclusive bonus disc features The MST3K Fancy Hollywood Awards Preview Specials.
Slither (Collector’s Edition)
From James Gunn, co-writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, comes Slither, the deliciously demented story of an unnamed evil wreaking havoc on a small town. Making its Blu-ray debut as a deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on August 1st, 2017 from Scream Factory, this delightfully disgusting creature feature comes jam-packed with bonus features, including a new audio commentary with director James Gunn, actor Nathan Fillion and actor Michael Rooker, a new interview “The Genesis of Slither” with writer and director James Gunn, a new interview with actor Gregg Henry, audio commentary with James Gunn and Nathan Fillion, deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by James Gunn, Slithery Set Tour with actor Nathan Fillion, and much, much more!
Scream Factory is proud to present SPECIES Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray set. This definitive collector’s edition features new 4K scan of the film and contains insightful bonus content. When a beautiful human-alien hybrid (Henstridge) escapes from observation, scientist Xavier Fitch (Kingsley) dispatches a crew of experts to find her before she is able to fulfill her horrific purpose: to mate with unsuspecting men and produce offspring that could destroy mankind. As her deadly biological clock ticks rapidly, Fitch and his team are hurled into a desperate battle in which the fate of humanity itself hangs in the balance!
Streets Of Fire (Collector’s Edition)
STREETS OF FIRE is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses. This definitive collector’s edition features new 2K high-def transfer, cast and crew interviews plus feature-length documentary, vintage featurettes, music videos and more! Steel), Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters) and Amy Madigan (The Dark Half). Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Paré) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan). Joined by Ellen’s manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.
Teen Wolf (Collector’s Edition) and Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition)
Hooooooooooooooowl! Scream Factory will present two classic films from the 1980’s, Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon), starring Michael J Fox, and Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition), starring Jason Bateman, the latter on Blu-ray™ for the first time. Special Features on Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon) include a new 2017 high-definition film transfer taken from the interpositive, a still gallery, the original theatrical trailer, and Never. Say. Die. The Story Of Teen Wolf – an exciting newcomprehensive documentary about the making and legacy of the film, including brand-new interviews with writers Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman; producers Mark Levinson and Scott Rosenfelt; stars Susan Ursitti-Sheinberg, Jerry Levine, Matt Adler, Jim MacKrell and Troy Evans; basketball double Jeff Glosser; casting director Paul Ventura; production designer Chester Kaczenski; special effects make-up artist Jeff Dawn; and editor Lois Freeman-Fox. With a runtime of 2 hours and 23 minutes, the documentary also delves into the controversial urban legend regarding the final scenes of the film. Special features on Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition) include Working with the Wolf – an interview with director Christopher Leitch,Otherworldly – an interview with co-star Kim Darby, A Man of Great ‘Stiles’ – an interview with co-star Stuart Fratkin, Nerdy Girl Saves the Day – an interview with co-star Estee Chandler, A Wolf in ‘80s Clothing – a look at the wardrobe of Teen Wolf Too with costume designer Heidi Kaczenski, and a still gallery.
They Live (Collector’s Edition Steelbook)
Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Scream Factory with John Carpenter’s politically-charged science fiction thriller They Live. The truth is more than meets the eye. You’ve been listening to their speeches and watching them on TV. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Think again and the choice is yours! Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment release of They Live boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more!
The Thin: (Collector’s Edition)
In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed THE THING–a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. Scream Factory is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.