Stuff Bulletin: Walking Dead Special Edition Available For Pre-Order

Walking Dead: The Complete First Season 3-Disc Blu-Ray Special Edition

Well, we mentioned it on a fairly recent episode of Weekend Justice: before the second season of The Walking Dead hits, we’re going to be treated to a fairly more mondo edition of the first season than we had previously seen.

You get three ways to enjoy the new special edition, apparently. There’s a DVD, Blu-Ray and “Limited Edition Blu-Ray Collector’s Tin.”

All three versions have a black and white version of the pilot episode, which serves as both a nod to the original comic and a nod to the origins of the genre, the classic Night of the Living Dead. Sweet. There’s also commentaries on every episode, an effects featurette, a makeup featurette, a featurette about the phenomenon, one covering the adaptation and convos with now-departed Frank Darabont and also Greg Nicotero. There’s also “We Are The Walking Dead,” which is more than likely a cast/character featurette. And all the previous bonus bits from the original release are back.

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Stuff You Need to Know: David Tennant, Ready to Do Battle With the Undead

David Tennant

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  • Well, at least we get two things out of this new Fright Night trailer. One, we get some David Tennant. And we look to him to at least entertain us if the entire movie just goes right to hell. And two, we get a bit of humor–the last trailer was straight up serious, which left me cold. The great thing about the original film was that it was a horror movie with enough comedy in it to keep it from going 100% dark. It was a nice blend. So if they can get some of this dialogue with this cast and an updated version of that feel, we might have a decent movie on our hands.

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    Stuff You Need to Know: You Say Faora, I Say Ursa, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

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    Antje Traue

    Could this woman use a manhole cover as a weapon? I think so.

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  • Amazon headsup for a killer deal: today and today only they have The Immaculate Collection of Dawn French’s The Vicar of Dibley for 60% off the list price of $98.98, putting it at $39.49. While stocks last. Thought you’d like to know. Snag yours here.
  • Superman: Man of Steel has a Zod (Michael Shannon–yes, the creepy agent from Boardwalk Empire–which is good casting, methinks) and now has a Faora. Which is apparently Ursa. Or…something. The female villain. Antje Traue (Pandorum), a name designed to screw me up when I inevitably try to Wayhomer any film she’s in, is been cast, according to Variety. Production starts this summer.
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    Stuff Bulletin: Karloff’s Thriller on Serious Sale

    Thriller: Complete Series DVD

    I know we just had a Stuff You Need to Know hit, but every once in a while a big event or big sale comes along and even the news round-up without a deadline needs to resurface and tell you something else. And this time it’s this: Thriller, the series hosted by Boris Karloff that ran from 1960 to 1962. If you want a taste, here’s the post I did back in 2009 bitching that it wasn’t on DVD yet.

    Well, less than a year later, Image Entertainment responded to my bitching and put the whole thing out. All fourteen DVDs of it. And that’s two seasons of a total of sixty-seven episodes with twenty-seven audio commentaries, part of fifty hours of bonus bits. I’m reading all this off the back of the copy of this thing that I personally own. Why am I bringing this up? Because right now the set is on sale at Amazon–today and while stocks last–for $53.99. That’s 64% (almost $100) off the regular price. About eighty cents an episode. So I thought you’d like to know.

    You can snag one for yourself here.

    Stuff: Stephen King’s Musical (No, Not Carrie, Don’t Worry) and More…

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    Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson is such a badass that Randall Flagg wouldn't think to mess with him.

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  • It’s official. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is back on the schedule at the Alliance here in Atlanta. Why should you care? It’s a musical with a score by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King. T-Bone Burnett is musical director. Apparently a three-CD version of the musical has already been recorded with a full cast, which included Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Roseanne Cash, Mellencamp, King, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case and Joe Frazier (yes, the boxer). I want this album five minutes ago. Show dates? April 4-May 13, 2012. No, you can’t stay on my couch. Source.
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    Stuff: Aronofsky Sucks Adamantium From New Wolverine Movie

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    Hugh Jackman

    Wolverine 2 to have Ikea as corporate sponsor.

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  • Suck factor is high! Darren Aronofsky has left The Wolverine. Which is a damn shame, too, because I would have loved to have seen his take on the character and I think he could have finally given a Wolverine-infused movie that is worthy of Hugh Jackman‘s badass portrayal. What’s odd is that his reasoning is incomplete in my opinion: he reportedly left because he didn’t want to be away from his family–shooting in Japan–for a year. But…surely that wasn’t a new bit of news that was happening. Something changed: either the tsunami changed his mind (although Fox could shoot the film elsewhere for Japan–secondarily although, they could, I’m sure, use the infusion of dollars) or something changed on the family side of things. Either way…damn. Source.
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