Thursday, May 29, 2008

UK Cloverfield DVD Review

UK movie website Den Of Geek has a pretty thorough review of the Cloverfield Two-Disc Special Edition Region 2 DVD, which will be available June 9th.

Cloverfield 2-Disc DVD Rreview
Clover Eggs: A complete cheat's guide to the Cloverfield DVD Easter Eggs

In a nutshell, the R2 DVDs combine all of the features and extras of the Standard R1 DVD, but spread over two discs. However, there are a few bonus extras:

"Disc 1 contains the film with a commentary by director Matt Reeves ... and also has a special feature you can turn on or off where, throughout the movie, the battery life icon appears onscreen, and if you click it, you get to watch an extra mini behind-the-scenes features... After each featurette is over, the DVD returns you to the film.

The behind-the-scene videos are the same ones that can been seen on, but there is no puzzle to solve before watching them! I suspect this is probably how the Blu-ray disc will work as well. The first disc also contains the "Supplemental Files" easter eggs.

The second disc contains all the other standard R1 extras and Easter eggs, plus a few new Easter eggs titled "Not Without My Baby". These short clips feature some improv from TJ Miller and Lizzy Caplan, and appear to have come from the Best Buy exclusive TJ Miller Video Diary.

* Thanks to Sarah at Den Of Geek for the review!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

FRINGE - The New JJ Abrams TV Show

The next big thing from JJ Abrams is the FOX TV show FRINGE, which begins August 26th on FOX (Star Trek won't be out until May 2009).
The new event drama premiering this fall is a fantastical thriller from acclaimed writer/producer J.J. Abrams (”Lost”), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (”Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “Alias,” “Transformers””). Joshua Jackson (”Dawson’s Creek”), John Noble (”Lord of the Rings”) and newcomer Anna Torv star as an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

Think Alias meets House meets X-files. The show also stars Lance Reddick, who you may know as Matthew Abaddon from LOST, and Kirk Acevedo, who shares a last name with me(!), and was in The Black Donnellys with Michael Stahl-David, AKA Rob from CLOVERFIELD.

The next big thing from me will be working on FringeTV will combine show news, episode discussion, and we'll soon be following the FRINGE ARG, which appears to be connected to HOLOMOVE.

Cloverfield Kishin 4 Translated

The Cloverfield Kishin 4 manga has finally been completely translated. Almost all of the pages were translated by Christian E! and S.H. Taka. Thank you so much!

Here are all of the completed pages for this final chapter. Since most people are not familiar with manga, I have flipped the pages to make them easier to read - left to right.

* If you are "manga otaku", you can download the originals here.