Spidey better not swing too close to Wilson Fisk in his zombified form. Already a formidable foe as one of the living, Kingpin, aka Wilson Fisk, is even more dangerous as a hulking zombie. The folks at Gentle Giant have captured the intimidating villain in his living dead state, complete with a wine glass filled with blood and garnished with an eyeball. We also take a look at Scream Factory's Blu-ray/DVD release of Gun Woman and the submission details for a new Sharknado 3 fan contest in our latest round-up.
Marvel Zombie Kingpin Bust: Now available to pre-order from Gentle Giant for $120.00, the Marvel Zombie Kingpin 1/6th scale bust is expected to be released in early 2016.
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"The Kingpin of crime, AKA Wilson Fisk, has been a major villain in the Marvel Universe for nearly 5 decades. Though he is not a super powered villain, what Fisk lacks in powers he makes up in intelligence and sheer brutality. Underneath his obese appearance is the musculature of an Olympic weight lifter, which he utilizes with horrifying results, during the rare occasion when he has to get his hands dirty.
In the Marvel Zombies series, the world has been infected by a virus that turns the living, into rotting corpses, who retain their intelligence and abilities. These creatures continue to spread the virus by biting their victims. In the 3rd Marvel Zombies book, the Kingpin finds a way to clone uninfected humans, creating a replenishable food source for the infected, and thus building a new empire.
Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the Marvel Zombie Kingpin features the zombified Kingpin of Crime holding his signature walking stick, and enjoying a vintage, yet grotesque, glass of red. Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted mini bust comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity."
Gun Woman: Press Release - "Brace yourself for a mind-blowing thriller that delivers high-octane action, blood-soaked violence and a riveting tale of revenge in equal measure. From director Kurando Mitsutake, who dazed genre fans with his Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf, comes GUN WOMAN, a dark postmodern film-noir starring Japanese gore queen Asami (The Machine Girl, Dead Sushi). Watch crazy meet crazier in this no-holds-barred revenge flick when GUN WOMAN arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 26, 2015 from SCREAM FACTORY™.
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A brilliant doctor vows revenge on a crazy sadistic killer following the murder of his wife… and devises the perfect assassination plan by turning a young woman into the most lethal assassin the world has ever seen. This outrageous plan will unfold in the killer's heavily fortified underground lair. The lethal assassin will be placed into a temporal state of death and send into the facility as a dead body… but when she wakes, it is everyone else in the compound who will be deprived of their lives.
But there is one catch. What will she use as a weapon? The staff of the underground facility is armed with weapons that have fingerprint authentication systems so it's impossible for her to use their weapons. The doctor's genius plan is to surgically hide the gun parts into the woman's body, so she can rip off her stitches when she wakes, take out the parts, assemble the gun and become the ultimate Gun Woman.
MAXAM INC. presents
Executive Producer FUETO KIKUCHI
Starring ASAMI KAIRI NARITA MATTHEW MILLER DEAN F. SIMONE NORIAKI R. KAMATA
Also Special Appearance by TATSUYA NAKADAI
Director KURANDO MITSUTAKE
Producer TOMOKAZU KOSEKI TOMOKAZU SATO CHIAKI YANAGIMOTO
Screenplay KURANDO MITSUTAKE CHIAKI YANAGIMOTO
Cinematography TOSHIYUKI IMAI Editing KURANDO MITSUTAKE TAKAMICHI GLENN SAWA MOCO WOODS
Music by DEAN HARADA Production Design STEVE OCHOA Costume MISHKA TRACHTENBERG
Action Director KEIYA TABUCHI Make-up and Special Effects MARI IDAKA
Art Director DIANA WRIGHT Lighting NEEMA ZANDI Visual Effects SAM K. YANO
Sound Design & Recording AUSTIN KRIER
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/2014/Color/Not Rated
(For Mature Audiences Only)/87 mins./ In English and Japanese with English Subtitles
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About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Westchester Films, Inc., Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com"
Sharknado 3 Fan Contest: Press Release - "March 23, 2015 – Burbank, CA – The Asylum is producing the first-ever feature-length film about the Sharknado phenomenon, and fans have the chance to be part of it! The producers of the Sharknado film series are calling for fan video submissions to be judged for inclusion in their yet-to-be-named campy new film about the Sharknado franchise, the surprise phenomenon that first captured the public’s attention in 2013.
The film will be a no-holds-barred, hands-on look at the making of Sharknado 3 as well as a retrospective celebrating the rise of Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One and how the franchise became a cultural juggernaut. The film will feature new in-depth interviews with cast and filmmakers, as well never-before-seen footage from the set. And it will explore why and how people respond to the films, which is where the fans come in: eligible video submissions will be included in the documentary to illustrate just how rabid Sharknado fans can be.
The official Sharknado companion film will be released by Cinedigm in Summer 2015. Sharknado 3 will air on Syfy on July 22nd.
All submissions are eligible for inclusion in the official Sharknado film and other media related to Sharknado 3. One first prize winner will also be awarded $250!
Submission rules below. Complete submission rules can be read here.
You can submit three types of videos:
A. Video proof that you’re the biggest fan of Sharknado!
Please prepare a short clip explaining or showing why you are the biggest Sharknado fan. Show off your original costume, song, dance, video, or work of art. Did your family record your freakout when Sharknado 2 aired on Syfy? Do you have a slideshow of your wild Sharknado viewing party? Do you just need to film yourself explaining why you love it so much? Submit it!
B. A video of you answering 5-10 of the following interview questions.
1. Who do you want to see die in a Sharknado film and why?
2. What city would you like to see a Sharknado destroy and why?
3. How would you like to die in a Sharknado?
4. What weapon or strategy would you use against a Sharknado?
5. What other animal hybrid storms would you create if you had the chance?
6. What’s your favorite scene from the films?
7. If a shark took your hand, what would you replace it with?
8. Who would be the first person you would save? Who would be the last?
9. Who would you like to see have a cameo, and do you want them to survive or die?
10. What would be your catchphrase?
11. Which Sharknado character would you like to dress up as—or be?
12. What was your first experience with Sharknado?
13. What made you want to watch?
15. Sing the Ballad of Sharknado.
C. Recreate a 2-minute scene – WITH NO ACTORS.
What’s your favorite Sharknado moment? Fin slicing his way out of a Great White? April getting her hand bitten off? Create a short scene (under 2 minutes). The only rule is: you can’t use any human actors on screen! Voices and dogs are okay.
Please prepare your videos in a 16:9 ratio and (if you’re using a smart phone, that means hold it horizontally, not vertically). Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org via Hightail, Dropbox, or other safe file-sharing service along with an email containing your name, contact email, and mailing address. Do not attach full, uncompressed videos to an email.
You may also mail your submissions on a disc or drive to The Asylum. However, we cannot return physical submissions, discs, or drives. Mail submissions to:
Attn: Lauren Hood
72 E Palm Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
All submissions are due by 5:00pm PST on April 15th, 2015.
By submitting, entrants grant The Asylum permission to include their submission in the Sharknado 3 documentary and in any other media. Read complete submission rules here. Entries that fail to adhere to these rules will not be considered.
The Asylum is one of the world's leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation's top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In addition, the Asylum is now producing Season 2 of Z NATION, a critically-acclaimed action-horror series on Syfy.
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