This Fan Spent Two Years Re-editing The Dark Crystal And HOLY SH!T
As if the 1982 Jim Henson & Frank Oz fantasy wasn’t creepy enough, scoodidabop went and re-edited the whole thing. This fanmade director’s cut is meant to more closely resemble Henson and Oz’s original vision for the film.
From the scoodidabop:
Early versions of The Dark Crystal were a bit different than the version we see today. Jim Henson and Frank Oz originally sought to create a much darker story that relied more on the audience and less on voice-overs and inner monologues explaining the plot. In this version there’s no narrator, Jen’s inner monologues are gone, and the Skeksis hardly ever say anything in English (Aughra speaks some Skesis too!). This version is much more modern and a little darker with this original audio and the slightly different score. Some of the scenes are moved around too, which adds to the surreal feel of the original film. Some test audiences were more casual moviegoers and responded negatively to this version so the Henson team redubbed the ENTIRE film to help explain the plot to the audience up front and make things more obvious.
The whole thing is currently available in its entirety on YouTube, so be sure to check it out before the copyright lawyers swoop in. Also check out the Menta Floss interview with the mad genius behind this creepy cut.
(via Geek Tyrant)
Want: Batman Tumbler Golf Cart
This golf cart was customized to look like the Tumbler from the Chris Nolan Batman films and it was actually used on the Warner Bros. lot where the films were made! This is perfect for ridding your local golf course of unwanted villainy or doing donuts in the mall parking lot until security calls the cops, in which case just try and catch me!
This is up for grabs on eBay for a ridiculous price and the auction ends in three days. Buy it for me or don’t buy it at all.
(via Nerd Approved)
I, Frankenstein TV Spot
From the creators of Underworld comes another film exactly like Underworld. Instead of vampires and lycans fighting, I, Frankenstein features gargoyles and demons battling for the city. And Frankenstein’s monster is now named Adam, for those of you who were excited to see Frankenstein and his monster relayed on screen.
This mess is dropping January of next year and I’m thinking it’s going to to be the biggest critically bombed film of the first quarter, no doubt. Catch it in IMAX if you’re one of those people who love the Underworld series.
'Sin City' TV Show On The Way?
Seems like The Weinstein Company is looking to take over your TV set with a plethora of new shows including ones based on movies like Scream and The Mist. Bob Weinstein is even hoping to follow up the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with a TV show set in the Sin City universe and directed by Robert Rodriguez & Sin City creator Frank Miller.
(via NY Times)
Winona Ryder May Be Doing Beetlejuice 2
I don’t know if you’ve heard that Tim Burton was doing a Beetlejuice 2, but he is, and Winona Ryder may have signed on to do it. Katy Perry actually expressed interest in fulfilling the role of Lydia in the sequel that’s set 27 years after the original film, but it looks like Ryder is just may be taking it.
She told The Daily Beast:
I’m kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening. It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia [Deetz, Ryder’s teenage goth character] so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.
Exciting news for a sequel to an amazing film by Burton. Oh, and Michael Keaton will be reprising his role as the film’s star. Super exciting.
This Star Wars Sweater Looks Like An Amusement Park on Shrooms
Check this Star Wars sweater from Rage On, available this upcoming January for the cold winter. It totally looks like a trippy version of a cheap Star Wars amusement park or a Windows 95 screensaver that went batshit insane when it loaded. It’s available for pre-order from the company, and it doesn’t say if it’s officially licensed or not (I’m guessing no), so you might want to take that into consideration if you’re already set on grabbing this crazy sweater.
Chris Pratt Might Play the Lead In New ‘Jurassic Park' Movie. Wait, they're making a new 'Jurassic Park' movie?
For years Chris Pratt has played the husky and dimwitted, but lovable, Andy of NBC’s Parks and Recreations, but then he was in Zero Dark Thirty, got super buff for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and now everyone in Hollywood apparently wants his as their leading man for stuff. He’s currently up for the lead role in Jurassic World (they really gonna’ stick with that title?) - a role which was previously going to be filled by the super rugged and manly Josh Brolin.
You know what? Good for Chris! I hope he gets more leading roles in the future. And furthermore, I thought he was adorable even before the abs although thinking about his perfect manbody makes me extra self conscious about my doughy blogger belly. At least my dong would look way huger in those white panties he’s rocking. It’s the small victories, guys! In this case, the small victory is my penis, which isn’t small at all and no I won’t show you unless you buy me like 5 glasses of whiskey.
[Via The Wrap]
Heavyweights: A Terribly Underrated 90’s Film
I’m reluctant to co-sign such a critically mediocre film…
So Heavyweights of those movies that everyone remembers from when they were a child, but never really went back and rewatched to see if it was as great as remembered. Honestly, I had no desire to watch this film again — I saw an episode of the Mega64 podcast (I forget the specific episode) in which Rocco Botte described how great the Blu-ray of Heavyweights was. So me, being a firm believer of the Mega64 crew, purchased it, and holy shit did I soon find out how right Rocco was.
9 Deadly Killer Pussies Teaser
The Kickstarter anime project from ESC-Toy and Asahi Production is quickly approaching. Today Erick Scarecrow launched a teaser, showing off the design of the 9 Eyes Stone. This stone housed the powers of an evil cat character that nearly destroyed Japan. His powers were sealed away centuries ago, but are unearthed in modern day Japan, wreaking havoc on the country. Someone’s got to stop this jerkface cat, and it’s not going to be the Samurai Pizza Cats.
Get more on the project on Twitter: @9DKP
Guys, This ‘47 Ronin’ Flick Looks Crazy Fun
Okay, I’m a sucker for high fantasy action — especially when it’s infused with Asian influences. Keanu Reeves will whip out those kung-fu skills he downloaded from The Matrix when 47 Ronin hits theaters this Christmas. And look! Rick Genese a.k.a. Zombie Boy makes an appearance!
Here’s A Teaser Trailer For The Teaser Trailer Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Trailers for trailers are stupid, but we’re posting ‘em anyway because the Marvel cinematic universe is just plain rad and Black Widow’s new hair-do is super sexy. Not as sexy as those curls in Iron Man 2, but still pretty damn sexy.
The REAL teaser trailer debuts tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted on any developments regarding Black Widow’s hair in the meantime.
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection On Sale, Today Only
I’m a sucker for good deals and boxed sets, so this is kind of a no-brainer. Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is on sale today from Amazon, and it’s only on sale for today. This Bluray boxed set comes with 15 movies, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, and many others, alongside a collectable book on some of the films and a hours on hours of bonus material. Normally this set stands at $300, but you can grab this on sale right now for $110. That’s a damn steal. Cop it while you still can.
Death Star Weed Grinders
Genius. Absolute genius. Etsy seller Pyroteeze has created these terrific Death Star weed grinders for the Star Wars fans out there who like to blaze up. They’re going for $22. It’s held together by a magnet, which is neato if you feel like rolling it around like a ball. Finely crafted for the herb.
China Names Nic Cage as Greatest Actor in the World
I mean, kinda. Nicholas Cage was named Best Global Actor in Motion Pictures at China’s Huading Awards Monday night, which could easily translate to China not really knowing what great actors are, or China just fully comprehends the acting talent Nicholas Cage represents and deemed him the best out of the entire world. Nicole Kidman was also honored, as best Global Film Actress. AndAvril Lavigne also won Best Global Singer. I guess the Huading Awards seem pretty legit.