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TheSpeedGamers Team With Direct Relief For Charitable Resident Evil Livestream

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If you’re a fan of Resident Evil AND you want to help improve the world, you’ll get a chance to marry those two passions this October when TheSpeedGamers host a 72-hour non-stop livestream where they will play through multiple titles in the Capcom’s survival horror franchise while raising money for a good cause. Let’s run through the details, shall we?

Starting Friday, October 13th at 6pm CT, TSG will be playing through Resident Evil 0, 1 (REmake), 2, 3, Code Veronica, 4, 5 (with DLC), 6, 7 (with DLC), Revelations, and Revelations 2. If they somehow manage to beat all of those before the livestream is over, they say they’ll throw in some extra games for the fun of it.

TSG has teamed up with Direct Relief International as their charity of the livestream, with 100% of all donations made through PayPal or through the Twitch page going to the organization. Direct Relief’s mission is to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergencies. Additionally, Capcom has committed to lending their support with prizes and promotion.

Direct Relief states, “[We’re] so excited to have the TSG crew back raising for Direct Relief! Let’s eradicate some Las Plagas!

TSG member Jasef Wisener explains, “Resident Evil has always been one of our favorite series, and we’re incredibly excited to be playing through the franchise again and very thankful to Capcom for helping us out so much with this event.

John Helgeson, another TSG member, adds, “TSG is happy to be raising money for Direct Relief once again this October. Direct Relief provides so much good and aid towards the lives of people in crisis, and we want to be a part of keeping the support going to where it’s needed.

Over the years, TheSpeedGamers have raised over $750,000 for various charities through their live streams. It’s beyond clear that they are committed to making the world a better place, so if you can tune in even for a little while to show your support for what they’re doing, it could make a big difference.

To watch the livestream, simply follow or subscribe to TSG on Twitch so that you’ll be kept up-to-date of the event.

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Netflix to Tell The Frankenstein Chronicles in the States

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There’s still a big part of me that wonders why Universal – or anyone for that matter – has not been able to reboot classics like The Mummy, Dracula, and Frankenstein. Maybe they’re trying too hard? Maybe they keep putting the wrong people at the helm?

Look at del Toro’s The Shape of Water… It’s pretty much a new version of The Creature of the Black Lagoon with a heavier emphasis on the relationship between monster and chosen mate. Even though there are a couple of hokey parts, it really works and is excellent. So maybe we need to look elsewhere throughout the world to meet with success. Case in point: “The Frankenstein Chronicles.”

Variety is reporting that the hit six-episode UK series starring Sean Bean will be coming Stateside and more via the ever-growing streaming service Netflix.

This deal opens the way for Netflix to make further seasons should it resonate with its U.S. and global subscribers.

“The Frankenstein Chronicles” is a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Set in 1830s London, Bean (“Game of Thrones”) plays John Marlott, a war veteran and river policeman. Season 1 of the serialized show sees him investigating the case of a corpse made up of body parts from different children and finding the matter involves senior establishment figures and demonic forces.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn Returning to the Horror Genre

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Know what’s funny? We horror fans have known how good James Gunn was all along. It just took the rest of the world time to catch up! Now that Gunn has made his big Hollywood bones with his two Guardians of the Galaxy flicks, he’s returning to the genre to produce a new horror flick! Oh, happy day!

Word came across our desks that Gunn has signed on to produce an untitled horror feature with The H Collective. It was written by James’ brother Brian and cousin Mark Gunn. James will produce the project in between writing the highly anticipated feature Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 and starting production. Gunn’s longtime collaborator David Yarovesky will direct.

The H Collective will fully finance the project and produce alongside Gunn and his shingle, Troll Court Entertainment. Brian and Mark Gunn, Dan Clifton, and The H Collective’s Nic Crawley will executive produce.

The project is expected to go into production in the spring of 2018 and brings Gunn back to his horror roots. The filmmaker, whose credits included mostly fan-favorite horror gems like Slither prior to writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy, is responsible for turning the Marvel property into one of the most memorable franchises in the Marvel universe.

More as we get it!

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Blade Runner 2049 Blu-ray Release Date and Special Features Announced

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Hoo-ray! I have been waiting for this day for the past two months (or, you know, 36 years) as this is the day that we have the release date, cover art, and special features for director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.

As we told you guys a few weeks back, the film was considered a disappointment at the box office (considering its budget) so hopefully once the film hits Blu-ray it will become a cult hit – just like the original.

You can check out all of the details below. Do you plan on buying Blade Runner 2049 on Blu-ray? Let us know below!

Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green. The script was based off a story by Hampton Fancher, which in was turn based on the original film’s source material, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Edward James Olmos, David Dastmalchian, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Sylvia Hoeks, Hiam Abbass, Carla Juri, David Benson, Ellie Wright, and Kingston Taylor.

Blade Runner 2049 hits Digital on December 26th and 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 16th.

Special features:

  • Designing the World of Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • Blade Runner 101:
    • The Replicant Evolution
    • Blade Runners
    • The Rise of Wallace Corp
    • Welcome to 2049
    • Jois
    • Within the Skies: Spinners, Pilotfish and Barracudas
  • 2022: Black Out prologue
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn prologue
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run prologue

BUY IT HERE.

Synopsis:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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