Not Too Late to Preorder the Batman Animated Blu-ray

Out this Tuesday, October 30, is the Batman: Complete Animated Series Blu-ray set. Originally announced as a limited edition of 30,000, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has more than doubled the run of the Deluxe Limited Edition to 70,000 due to “overwhelming demand”. “As many fans and media have noticed, Amazon and other notable retailers were forced to suspend sales of Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition due to unprecedented demand for this beloved series,” explained Jeff Brown, General […]

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Comet TV Airs Silent Horror Classics Halloween Night

This is a great idea — having a cozy home Halloween this year? Check out Comet TV, the free digital broadcast network, which is airing three silent horror classics on October 31 this year. The “Hushaween” Halloween marathon starts at 10 Eastern/9 Central with the vampiric Nosferatu (1922), starring Max Schreck. That’s followed by the 1919 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (midnight E/11 C) and then the 1925 Lon Chaney The Phantom of the Opera (2:30 AM E/1:30 C).

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A Warner Streaming Service Shut Down by New Owner

The glory days of video streaming, where one or two services could get you all you wanted to watch, may be coming to an end as more companies seek to monetize their own content. Now that AT&T owns Time Warner, they are shutting down DramaFever, a service dedicated to Korean drama and other Asian programming that launched in 2009 and was acquired by Warner in 2016. (This comes after the same division shut down Warner Archive Instant earlier this year.) […]

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Batman: Complete Animated Series Comes to Blu-ray With Digital Copy

Ten years ago, one of the world’s favorite superhero cartoons made it to home video in a deluxe package. Batman: The Complete Animated Series was a 17-DVD set put out in 2008 to allow fans to rewatch the astounding, deco-influenced animation and the milestone-setting voice acting. Now, to keep up with changing tech, there’s a new Batman: The Complete Animated Series. The Limited Deluxe Edition will consist of the 109 episodes, originally aired from 1992-1995, remastered, on 10 Blu-ray discs. […]

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The Sabrina Teaser Is Certainly Creepy!

Netflix will release The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Kiernan Shipka, on October 26, just in time for Halloween. Originally planned to run on the CW as a Riverdale spin-off, the show, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, moved to Netflix for a planned two seasons of ten episodes each. Probably a good thing, since I don’t see all of this witchiness and demon worship (see trailer below) playing on a network. Boy, Shipka looks good in the role, though!

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AT&T Buys Crunchyroll Owner

AT&T, who recently took over Time Warner, has now acquired Otter Media, the parent company of Crunchyroll. John Stankey, chief executive of WarnerMedia, as Time Warner has been renamed, will oversee Otter. Mr. Stankey said in a statement that AT&T planned to “harness Otter’s expertise” to strengthen its own digital assets. He did not say which ones, but Warner Bros. owns niche video companies like Machinima, which focuses on gamers, and Boomerang. And DC Universe. In addition to Crunchyroll, Otter […]

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Marvel Rising Trailer Does Something Different for Animation

Disney has released a Marvel Rising trailer. This is for Marvel Rising: Initiation, a precursor to the Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors movie due later this year. Marvel Rising: Initiation is a series of six four-minute episodes written by Mairghread Scott, debuting August 13 on Disney XD. It’s about Ghost-Spider (formerly Spider-Gwen, voiced by Dove Cameron) going on the run after being framed for murder. A team of Squirrel Girl (Milana Vayntrub), Ms. Marvel (Kathreen Khavari), Quake (Chloe Bennet from Agents […]

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Lucifer Survives to a Fourth Season!

Lucifer, one of my favorite guilty pleasure watches, was the last DC comic-sourced TV show to get renewed this year. Everything else received the good news in May, but Lucifer‘s third season (DVD out August 28) was its last on Fox, so fans were reduced to a #SaveLucifer campaign and hope. It worked! With, as suits a show starring the devil, a catch. It’s no longer on a network — you’ll have to subscribe to Netflix to see the ten […]

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