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Lionsgate Bringing More Horrors Home: Siren, Highlander, and Virus XAs 2010 draws to a close, Lionsgate is busy polishing up its DVD and Blu-ray slate for 2011 with the release of two new terrors as well as an old classic which there can be only one of!

Virus X – February 1st
This February the terror is real as Virus X makes its DVD, Digital Download and On Demand debut from Lionsgate. An Official Selection of the 2010 Shriekfest and the Eerie Horror Fest 2010, the film stars Domiziano Arcangeli (The Brides of Sodom) and Sybil Danning (Halloween). This sci-fi DVD debut also contains two production featurettes.

For a group of medical scientists, time is not on their side when they are exposed to a hyper-mutant form of the H1N1 virus while in their lab. The team has only three days left to live with no hope of seeing the outside world again. But while they are trapped and fear for their lives, a deceitful head doctor is monitoring their every move. Suspicions arise, and the detained doctors must uncover the harrowing truth behind their deadly situation.
Pricing: DVD – $26.98

Highlander: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection – February 1st
A legendary movie and TV franchise. Millions of fans worldwide. Now, twenty-five years after its original release, audiences can relive the beginning of this epic immortal journey as Lionsgate releases the Highlander: 25th Anniversary Collection on Blu-ray. Both sci-fi epics — Highlander and Highlander 2 — explode on 1080p High Definition Blu-ray packed with special features including deleted scenes from each film plus audio commentaries, featurettes and more. These treasured films are now available together for the first time on Blu-ray Disc.

Highlander – One of the most beloved sci-fi action-adventure series in film and TV history, Highlander is an epic tale of immortality starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. When Scottish clansman Connor MacLeod (Lambert) discovers his true identity as part of a legion of immortals, he sets off on a journey that spans continents and centuries before finally landing him in modern-day New York City. MacLeod is unfortunately set to face other immortals in a showdown where only one can survive. Featuring music by the legendary band Queen, Highlander is a modern classic and “the movie that started it all” (Movies for Guys).

Highlander 2 – It’s 2024, and MacLeod and Ramirez are back to save planet Earth. Ozone depletion, time travel and corporate greed are at the core of all the thrilling twists and turns in this stylish action sequel. Featuring state-of-the-art special effects and digital remastering, it’s Highlander like you’ve never seen or heard before.
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc (2-film Set) – $29.99

Siren – March 22nd
Seduction can be murder. Feel the fear as Lionsgate debuts Siren on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this spring. What’s meant to be a relaxing weekend on the coast turns deadly for a group of friends when they attempt to rescue a young temptress waving to them for help. Called “an exotic tale of lust and revenge” (Maxim.com), Siren stars Eoin Macken (Showtime’s “The Tudors”), Anna Skellern (The Descent: Part 2), Tereza Srbova (Inkheart) and Anthony Jabre (film debut). The Siren DVD includes never-before-seen deleted scenes.

In desperate need of a weekend away from the busy city, a group of friends escape to the coast in search of relaxation. Instead, they find themselves in grave danger after one of them spots a sultry young woman in need of help on one of the islands off the coast. The friends don’t know it, but they are risking their very lives for this seductive stranger.
Pricing: DVD – $26.98

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Michael Bay Adapting Duke Nukem with John Cena in Talks For Lead Role

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I think we can all agree that this may very well be one of those times when we see an announcement and go, “Huh… That actually makes 100% sense and I’m completely behind it!”

It’s been announced that the classic FPS shooter series Duke Nukem is getting a film adaptation out of Paramount with Platinum Dunes, the company owned by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, producing the movie. As of now, there is no script but the plan is to have WWE superstar John Cena taking on the lead role. As of now, it’s still in early stages but this is actually very exciting news as this combination seems like a match made in heaven.

Just think about some of Bay’s films, like Transformers, Bad Boys, The Rock, The Island, etc… Now imagine that kind of gleeful explosive action as the backdrop for Cena to kick untold amounts of alien ass. For those who worry that Bay won’t go hard enough in terms of violence or offensive language, don’t forget that both Bad Boys films as well as Pain & Gain were rated R for very good reasons.

Duke Nukem was originally released back in 1991 in the self-titled game made by Apogee Software. The character has since been in multiple sequels, although there are only four titles to the main storyline, and spin-offs as well as appearing in cameos in other games such as Death Rally, Blood, Serious Sam 2, Balls of Steel and can be seen in the trailer for Ready Player One. Nukem’s last video game appearance was 2011’s Duke Nuke Forever, a game that went through countless delays only to be met with critical panning upon release.

Horror fans who have played Duke Nukem will recognize many of the character’s iconic one-liners as being lifted from several horror films. Quotes from They Live, Army of Darkness, Aliens, Predator, Jaws, Full Metal Jacket, Evil Dead 2, and many more. The references were littered throughout and many delighted in their homages. However, Bruce Campbell wasn’t a fan when asked about the game back in 1999. He told IGN, “…they’re rip-off artists. Let them get their own damn material. It’s called hiring a writer.” [Source].

That being said, how cool would it be if Campbell made an appearance in the film to put Cena’s Duke Nukem in his place should he use one of those quotes? Apart from being a treat for fans of the games, it’d be a great moment in a film that’s meant to be chock full of bravado, machismo, and strong chins!

Coming back to Platinum Dunes’ adaptation, we’ll be keeping a very close eye on this project! In the meanwhile, why not tell us your favorite Duke Nukem moment in the comments!

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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD

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We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

Synopsis:
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!

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We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

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