Dec 112016

I’m nowhere near as rant-y as I was in the last podcast. I’m finally finishing my 10+ year project to convert my original Star Wars laserdiscs to DVD — you know, the originals where Han shoots first, Jabba isn’t seen until Jedi, and Hayden Christensen is not the ghost of Anakin Skywalker? Yeah, those. And considering that the source is decades-old laserdiscs in standard definition, the results look pretty damned good.

And – oh, hell, yes – I am so pumped for Rogue One and Assassin’s Creed!

Netflix finally lets you download some of their content for offline viewing
AT&T launches DirecTV Now for cable cutter
Google Play is now offering UltraHD movies
PowerDVD will let you view UHD Blu-rays on your PC
DVDs To The Troops
Disney sets industry records for domestic box office
The remake of Stargate isn’t happening after all
Apparently, George Lucas really liked Rogue One
No, there will not be a Rogue One sequel because there already is
7 minutes of Dunkirk will premiere before select 70mm showings of Rogue One
Billie Dee Williams will be returning to voice Harvey Dent in The LEGO Batman Movie
Alien: Covenant teaser poster arrives
Not even the actors knew about the chest bursting scene when filming Alien
Legendary actor Kirk Douglas turns 100
Fast 8 is now The Fate of the Furious
– Trailer: Fifty Shades Darker
– Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming
– Trailer: The Mummy
– Teaser: Transformers: The Last Knight
– Teaser: Baywatch
– Trailer: War for the Planet of the Apes
– Teaser: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
– Trailer: Assassin’s Creed
Aquaman release date set to October 2018
Todd McFarlane wants a new Spawn movie to be more for the horror than action crowd
Figure out the timelines for several major franchises
Sega’s Altered Beasts, Shinobi, Streets of Rage and others to be make for TV and film
Ultra-widescreen version of Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time in select IMAX theaters
Neo-Nazis boycott Star Wars spin-offs because racist idiots are still idiots
How laserdiscs (including DVDs and Blu-rays) work