Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Monday, February 29, 2016

LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales

Everyone knows the story of the Star Wars series of six films beginning The Phantom Menace.  Of course of the sequence of events are told from a human (or humanoid) point of view.

But what of the robots?  What happened in the just before and during the six film adventures as seen from R2-D2 and C-3PO's points of view.

That's what viewers get to watch as C-3PO recalls the entire Star Wars saga to Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, Han and the other rebels as they gather together just after the Ewok victory over the Empire in Return Of The Jedi. Throw in a kidnapping and the stories get even more exciting.

So hold on to your restraining bolt and get ready to relive the Star Wars saga from a decidedly robotic point of view courtesy of LEGO and Disney.

Five episodes make up the collection beginning on Endor and culminating with Geonosis. You've never seen Star Wars like this!

DC Comics Justice League Cosmic Clash Original Movie

Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman an other remembers of the Justice League as they face off against the mad robot from outer space: Brainiac.

Braniac needs only one more planet to complete his miniaturized collection: Earth. But when Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern come face-to-face with the cybernetic criminal he zaps them to different time periods in the past.

Batman and the Flash race against time to save the lost Justice Leaguers before Braniac's mad plan to collect the Earth comes to fruition.

Meanwhile Supergirl and Cyborg battle Brainiac's drones as they desperately try to stop Brainiac's nefarious plan.

It's dinosaurs, pirates and everything in between as the Justice League battles against time-literally.

The Warner Bros. Blu/ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo Pack featuring LEGO versions of DC characters also includes a Gag Reel that catches the Justice League members in some unexpected situations and hilarious hi-jinxs.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Creed

Sylvester Stallone is back as Rocky, only this time he is the trainer as opposed to being the fighter.

One-time Rocky adversary and friend Apollo Creed's son decides to follow in his father's footsteps as a boxer.

While Apollo's son Adonis never knew him he has his father's fighter genes.  Determined to be a world class fighter, like his father, Adonis heads to Philadelphia to find Rocky and persuade him to train him.

Spotting potential in Adonis Rocky agrees to train him and train him he does!  Pushing the young man to his limits Rocky sees much of his old friend in Adonis.

But, while Rocky is training Adonis to fight an opponent Rocky has a deadly opponent of his own to contend with-one that may cost him his life.

Creed fires on all cylinders and brings the 'Rocky' legend to a whole new generation.  It's a knock out!

The Creed Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD from Warner Bros. also includes extras: A 'Making of' featurette, interviews with cast and crew, a training session on becoming a boxer and deleted scenes.  

World's Finest Dice Masters

What do you get when you combine the very best of dice games with Collectible Card games?  You get Wizkids/NECA's DC Comics World's Finest Dice Masters game.

Here's the game in a nutshell.  The two-payer games has each player command their group of heroes as represented by the dice.

By rolling the dice players determine what resources they have, buy more dice, send their team members into the game play and strike at the enemy mastermind. 

Who ever has their resources reduced to zero, loses.  Of course there are many facets to the game such as play actions, global abilities, dice strategy and much more but those abilities come about with more game play. 

The enclosed Rulebook in the 2-Play Starter Set goes into extensive detail about the game mechanics and strategy.  The more you play, the more you know, the better your chances of winning.

The 2-Player Starter Set comes with 44 Custom Dice that include: 12 Basic Action Dice, 16 Character Dice and 16 Sidekick Dice.

Thirty nine Cards are also included and they are 24 Character Cards, 10 Basic Action Cards, 4 Color Reminder Cards and 1 Checklist Card. 

A Rulebook and 2 Dice Bags also come with the Starter Set.

Additional Foil Packs can also be purchased each containing 2 Cards and 2 Dice.

No World's Finest Dice Master game can be complete without the official Playmat that has pre-printed sections for Dice and Card placement and a Life Bar.

All of the game components feature colorful DC character art, easy to decipher graphics and eye-catching packaging.   

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Comics A Global History, 1986 To The Present and Comics Sketchbooks

I've always been fascinated by comic books.  When I was young I aspired to be a comic book artist.  That didn't happen, but my love of comic books never waned.

At first my interest was strictly in American comic books (primarily superhero) and then I discovered underground comic books and from there comic books from all over the world.

Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner, along with publisher Thames & Hudson, share my love of comic books and demonstrate it with their book: Comics A Global History, 1968 To The Present.

Inside the authors tackle the last five decades of comic books as they have appeared in countries all over the world.

From superheroes to cute animals to underground comics to manga each and every genre is explored in extreme detail.

Artists are profiled along with fellow creative types, publishers and every facet of producing comic books.

Comprehensive and filled with insider details and interesting historical text the book examines comic books from all sides from traditional to digital, self expression to corporate titles and intertwines comic book production from regions across the globe.

Speaking as an artist, graphic designer and cartoonist I can tell you that the hardest part about creating any piece of art is coming up with ideas, sketching out those ideas and thinking on paper.

Often the final art is the easy part.  Planning is where blood, seat and tears prevail.

Comics Sketchbooks compiles drawing and sketches from the private sketchbook of some of today's top cartoonists. 

Pages are filled with every conceivable type of technique from the ultra realistic to the abstract absurd.

Whatever your preference, you're sure to find an artist's style that will please you.

Get into artists' heads, discover their thought and creative processes and take away a new insight into the creative process courtesy of writer Steven Heller.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chibi Manga Irresistible!

They're' cute, cuddly and irresistible.  With their big heads, small bodies and loads of hair they can be human, fish, fowl, reptile or mammal.

They're Chibi-a type of Manga character that are a huge hit with Japanese culture fans.

Chibi Manga Irresistible by Eva Minguet and published by Harper Design is a huge softbound book featuring these lovable characters.

Using dozens of examples of Chibi the book demonstrates how to create Chibi beginning with sketches all the way through coloring.

Learn all about how to cloth, decorate and design your very own Chibi complete with backgrounds and settings in a variety of styles from bold to delicate.

This is the ultimate guide to all things Chibi that brings this unique art form to any and all who want to learn about them and how to draw them.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Darth Vader, Iron Man 3 and Bob



Once in a while a product line comes along that is unique and original.  Those are they types of products I love to search out and write about.

Several years ago some company put out clever little plastic items that when attached to car or house windows made it appear as if the windows had been broken and tennis balls, rocks, etc. were sticking out of the windows.

What if someone took that concept one step further and incorporated famous movie props and character heads that appeared to be shattering through walls?  Clever, very clever.

That's just what 3D LIGHT FX has done with its innovative new series of iconic movie props.
While technically not toys the 3D Deco Lamps (yes, I said lamps, they light up!) I've placed them in the TOYS review section because they are sure to be a big hit with kids (and kids at heart).

The Darth Vader Helmet 3D Deco Light features a partial Darth Vader Helmet in full-scale and in perfect detail right down to Darth's silver-tipped breathing apparatus.

Like all of the 3D Deco Lights the Darth Vader Helmet requires only batteries and with the simple flip of a hidden switch Darth's eyes and breather plate glow a malicious crimson.

Parents need never worry about the helmet getting hot while on because it is safe to the touch.  The helmet is easy to mount to walls using a two screw anchors and screws.

Place the enclosed wall sticker behind the helmet and its cracked design makes the helmet look as if it has shattered the wall and broken through.

The Darth Vader Helmet comes in an attractive front see-thru panel box, features superb details, solid colors that match the character and is made of durable plastic that is less likely to break if dropped, as are all of the 3D Deco Lights.

The Iron Man 3 Helmet is a full-scale accurate depiction of the famous movie helmet.  Iron Man's eye light up when switched on and the helmet easily mounts to walls once placed over the cracked wall sticker with two screw anchors and two screws.

It makes a great night light for small children.

The Minions movie was a huge hit with audiences.  One of its characters, Bob, is a favorite with kids.

The Bob Minion figure features the entire figure with arms at his side, legs slightly apart and with a stupefied look on Bob's face.

Bob looks slightly taken back with his eyes staring and his mouth partially open.  All of Bob's details are there including his goggles, bib overalls, black gloves and shoes.

My daughter-in-law Jenn loves the Minions and I plan on surprising her with this figure when she and my son come to visit this March.

Like the other 3D Deco Light figures the Bob figure lights up and never gets hot because its LED light bulb which stays cool to the touch.

In just  few minutes you can have Bob mounted to a wall, complete with cracked wall sticker, turn on his light switch and Bob will appear to be crashing through the wall.


The 3D Deco Lights are a clever new way to dress up a room, provide a night light and enjoy your favorite movie props and characters.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Astaco Neo and Type 95 and 97

Hasegawa Hobby Kits has two great new model kits for both the land-dweller and the sky-flier.
If you're into heavy-duty earth-moving equipment then get ready to do double duty done right.

With its twin hydraulic arms and protected cab the 1/35 Scale Hitachi Double Arm Working Machine Astaco Neo model kit is both a grabber/digger and snipper.

Considered one of the most versatile constriction tools ever designed it's easy to see why with its impressive movement skills captured perfectly by Hasegawa Hobby Kits sculptors.

Precise to perfection engineering details are present in its exterior mechanical workings and its control cabin interior.  Levers, gears, hydraulics-everything right down to its nuts and bolts are perfectly reconstructed in miniature.

Check out its soft tracks, cables, mesh sheet cockpit front, moveable arms and body and a to-scale operator figure.

Follow the easy instructions for assembly and decals.  No paint is necessary as the parts are pre-colored to match the original machine.

So what are you waiting for?  Get out there and move some dirt!

Hasegawa Hobby Kits' 1/72 Scale Type 95 & Type 97 Fighters (2 Kits) Limited Edition model kit recreates the famous IJAAF strike craft.

Both the Type 95 and Type 97 aircraft flew over China before WWII began.

Both the Twin-wing and Monoplane were used to fight against the Chinese, Russians and American Volunteer Group.

No long after the war started both planes were considered obsolete and were relegated to one-way kamikaze aircraft.

By the height of the war both aircraft were primitive in design but during their heyday they were capable aircraft, lethal during combat and state-of-the-art.

Both aircraft feature stationary landing gear, cockpit armament and low-tech communication capabilities.


Choose your decal options and by following the easy-to-understand directions assembly, paint and decal application are a snap!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Previews, March

COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Rachel Rising #42 l ABSTRACT STUDIOS
Cinema Purgatorio #1 l AVATAR PRESS INC
Power Rangers: Pink #1 l BOOM! STUDIOS
Weavers #1 l BOOM! STUDIOS
Kings Quest #1 l D. E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Smosh #1 l D. E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Dreamworks: Shrek #1 l JOE BOOKS INC.
I Am Space Dandy GN l KODANSHA COMICS
Klaw GN l MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
Space Battle Lunchtime #1 l ONI PRESS INC.
Penny Dreadful #1 l TITAN COMICS
Blanc Et Noir: Takeshi Obata Illustrations HC l VIZ MEDIA LLC
Death Force #1 l ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC



BOOKS
Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger Hc l COMICS
Harley Quinn: Wild Card SC l COMICS YOUNG READERS
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated Expanded HC l STAR WARS

MAGAZINES
Doctor Who Magazine #500 l DOCTOR WHO
The Walking Dead Magazine #15 Walker Stalker Exclusive l MOVIE/TV

TRADING CARDS
Topps 2016 Doctor Who Timeless Trading Cards l TOPPS COMPANY
Topps 2016 Warcraft Movie Trading Cards l TOPPS COMPANY
Topps 2016 Stadium Club Baseball Trading Cards l SPORTS CARDS

APPAREL
Batman Vs Superman: “Luthor Is Our Savior” White T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR
Batman Vs Superman: “Yin/Yang Silhouette” Black T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR
Captain America: Civil War: “Cap’s Team” Navy T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR
Captain America: Civil War: “Winter Shadow” Charcoal T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR
Harley Quinn Diamond By Conner T-Shirt l GRAPHITTI DESIGNS
Dark Knight III: Trio By Janson T-Shirt l GRAPHITTI DESIGNS

TOYS & STATUES
Marvel Femme Fatales: Spider-Gwen PVC Figure l DIAMOND SELECT TOYS & COLLECTIBLES
Marvel Fact Files Special #16: Iron Man l EAGLEMOSS
Marvel Fact Files Special #17: Elektra l EAGLEMOSS
The Walking Dead Collection #9: Water Walker l EAGLEMOSS
The Walking Dead Collection #10: Sasha l EAGLEMOSS
Batman v Superman: Movie Master 6-Inch Action Figures l BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Legends Of Cthulhu Action Figures l CTHULHU
Fantasy Figure Gallery DC Comics Collection: Poison Ivy Statue l DC HEROES
Fabrikations: The Flash Soft Sculpt Plush Fig l FUNKO
Marvel Animated Style: Thanos Statue l MARVEL HEROES
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Black Series 6-Inch Figures l STAR WARS
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Raphael 1/6-Scale Collectible Figure l TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

IMPORT TOYS
DC Comics: The New 52: The Joker Artfx+ Statue l KOTOBUKIYA
The Dark Knight: The Joker “Bank Robber” MAF EX l BATMAN
DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai: Batman Timeless Bushido Figure l BATMAN
Batman v Superman: Armored Batman MAF EX l BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Play Arts Kai Figures l BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor 1/6-Scale Limited Collector Figure l DOCTOR WHO
Doctor Who: The Good Man Collection Titans Mini-Figure l DOCTOR WHO
Halo 5 Play Arts Kai: Master Chief Figure l HALO
Halo 5 Play Arts Kai: Spartan Locke Figure l HALO
Legend of Zenda: A Link Between the Worlds: Link Figma l LEGEND OF ZELDA
Sherlock: Jim Moriarty 1/6-Scale Figure l SHERLOCK
Movie Realization Star Wars: Taikoyaku Storm Trooper Figure l STAR WARS
ThreeA X DC: Steel Age Batman 1/6-Scale Figure l THREEA/THREEZERO

COLLECTIBLES & NOVELTIES
Naruto: Shadow Clone Heat Change Mug l ANIME
The Dark Knight Returns: Batman Bust Bank l DC HEROES
Daredevil: Radar Sense Heat Change Mug l MARVEL HEROES
Daredevil: Nelson & Murdock Coffee Mug l MARVEL HEROES

GAMES
Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War l WIZKIDS/NECA

Marvel Heroclix: Uncanny X-Men l WIZKIDS/NECA

Monday, February 15, 2016

Super Hornet and LaGG-3

Whether it's a modern jet fighter or a WWII propeller driven fighter aircraft, both are deadly.

The 1/48 Scale Lavochkin LaGG-3 "Japanese Army" Limited Edition WWII aircraft, while decorated with the Rising Sun symbol of Japan, the IJA the original aircraft was constructed by the Russians.

Somehow the Imperial Japanese Army managed to get its hands on one and tested it for combat use in 1942 until the end of the war.

A small aircraft, the LaGG-3 was formidable with its impressive airspeed, deadly weapons and maneuverability.  The single pilot fighter was a barebones aircraft designed for fast and deadly air and ground combat.

Like all Hasegawa Hobby Kits the LaGG-3 is finely and historically accurate sculpted, easy to assemble, paint and decal using the very comprehensive instructions and can be constructed with landing gear up or down.

The 1/72 Scale F/A-18E Super Hornet "VFA-27 Royal Maces CAG 2015" Limited Edition fighter jet model recreates the famous aircraft in use for fifty years.

Based in Naval Air Station Atsugi they are considered some of the most reliable, effective and versatile aircraft in the U.S. arsenal.

With 20mm cannon and fighter capabilities for both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat the slender and long aircraft is loaded for combat, has extended flight tanks and all the latest and greatest high-tech equipment to take on any contender.

Available in two decal versions, the Super Hornet model is impressive both in its interior and exterior.

Paint it, put it together and decal it and you'll have a very realistic model that will impress both novice and seasoned model makers. 

Shaun The Sheep Season 2 And On The Loose

"You’ve gotta meet this fella
Livin' down on the farm
Because he’s pretty cool and mellow
He’s the king of the barn


When there’s mayhem in the meadow
He keeps his crew on track
For all his legendary adventures
They should put up a plaque!


For Shaun the sheep
He’s Shaun the sheep


He even mucks about with those who cannot bleat
Keep it in mind
He’s one of a kind
Oh… life’s a treat with Shaun the sheep


He’s Shaun the sheep .. He’s Shaun the sheep
He’s Shaun the sheep .. He’s Shaun the sheep
He doesn’t miss a trick or ever lose a beat"


That's just a few of lyrics to the popular Claymation series theme song from the same folks who brought viewers Wallace and Gromit.

Shaun The Sheep is a rambunctious, inventive, ingenious and tender-hearted barnyard occupant, who along with his friends, who manage to make the life of their owner, the Farmer, hectic, unpredictable and anything but dull.

Lionsgate presents the complete second season of the popular UK TV series that includes all 40 hilarious episodes.

Join Shaun and friends on the Mossy Bottom Farm as they befuddle the farmer, torment the Naughty Pigs, avoid the Bull and make life unpredictable for Bitzer the dog.

For some serious laughter that makes your belly ache and your eyes water be sure to watch Shaun The Sheep Season 2 DVD/Digital.

Extras include a sing-along video, a pen full of games, a gallery and more.

For more Shaun shenanigans join Shaun The Sheep On The Loose that includes six soaring stories.  Shaun is 'baaaa'd to the bone.  DVD extras include 'Building A Pig' and 'The Mini-Making Of Shaun".


So don't act 'sheep'ish, grow a 'baaa'ckbone and join the 'funny' farm with Shaun and his barnyard friends and foes.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Bursar's Wife

As the only private investigator of the Cambridge Confidential Services George Kocharyan has had his share of unusual crimes and incidents to investigate.

 Most of the time his work consists of dealing with unfaithful spouses, domestics incidents and the usual day-to-day humdrum of private investigation.

But, things change, and drastically, when the wife of the Bursar of Morley, Sylvia Booker, hires him to look after her daughter Lucy who has fallen in with the wrong crowd.

George and his assistant Sandra and her teenage son soon discover that Lucy is sneaking off to an apartment of an older man.  An affair?  Maybe not, especially when the unfaithful wife George has been following turns up dead-apparently murdered.

When Detective Inspector Vicky Stubbing steps in and George is left with the nagging suspicion that things are not as they seem and that the death of the unfaithful wife and Lucy's apartment tryst may be interconnected.

Author E.G. Rodford and Titan Books present a mystery novel quite unlike any other featuring the most unlikely of characters intermingled with so many twists and turns readers need a GPS just to keep track.

It's glorious fun in a refreshing new British contemporary crime novel that keeps readers guessing.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dino Mites!

Dinosaurs and turtles!  What a combination!  Join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they ride their dinosaur steeds into ninja action.

Mickey sets atop his blue/purple/magenta Stegosaurus decked out in Mikey's colors-including a mask!

This Half-Shell Heroes dino comes with a small articulated Mikey figure that sits on a custom-made orange saddle high on the twin-fin Stegosaurus. Push the button on the dino's back and his head and tail move and swish.  Pose the articulated dinosaur anyway you choose, along with Mikey.

Like all the twin figure sets each dinosaur comes secured to its open front package while its small TMNT figure comes in an attached clear-plastic bubble section on the box.  Each figure set is made for age three and up, are solidly built for rough play, brightly colored and finely sculpted.

Other sets include the Robo Raptor with Triceraton.  The Raptor is colored a silver metallic, features hinged legs, head and tail with the tail segmented into sections.  Twist its tail and the Raptor twists its head and moves its arms.  Triceraton is fully-articulated and dressed in purple and black

Fly away with Raph and his Pterodactyl. The giant flying lizard is blue, green with tinges of green and yellow, wears a Raph mask, carries a red saddle and with the push of a button flaps its wings.

The biggest dinosaur of the bunch is the T-Rex that is Donnie's steed.  Standing over six inches tall the two-tone orange and red T-Rex is massive! Push down its head and it tilts its body and chomps down it impressive jaws.  It comes with a purple mask and knee pads and a special saddle made just for Donnie to ride high.

Kids are gonna love these figures! Dinosaurs and turtles-Jurassic and fantastic courtesy of Playmates Toys!

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Star Trek The Original Series The Latter Fire

Best-selling author James Swallow chronicles a new Star Trek Original Series book that takes place at the end of the Enterprise's first five-year mission.

While exploring an unknown region of space Captain Kirk and his crew come upon a warp-capable spacecraft on the brink of destruction.

Offering aid to the recently deep-space faring alien crew the Enterprise successfully saves the ship, most of its crew and garners gratitude from its captain and crew.

Sometime later, while on a mission to offer Federation membership to the aliens, Captain Kirk, his crew and a Federation ambassador are surprised about how quickly the alien race has advanced its warp capabilities-something that usually takes decades which they have achieved in less than two years.

Unable to ascertain how such a thing is possible Captain Kirk and crew are kept in the dark about the alien's entire space program.

While in discussions with the aliens an armada of their ships is destroyed by a planet-size behemoth.  The Enterprise investigates and almost suffers the same fate.

Does the behemoth have something to do with the alien's new warp capabilities?  Why is attacking them?  What are the aliens hiding?

That's just a few of the questions facing Captain Kirk and his crew.  But, can the questions be answered before the creature completely destroys both the aliens and the Enterprise?


Star Trek The Original Series The Latter Fire is classic Star Trek.  Readers are treated to a brand new adventure of the original crew, introduced to some new (but familiar) crew members and a new threat unseen before, courtesy of Pocket Books

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2016: The End

It looks like the end is near.

Over the past 24 years I've written and hosted a website, blog and print publication that contain reviews of pop culture collectibles.

During the last ten years I've watched my supply of review material dwindle to practically nothing.

At one time I could count on a plethora of toys, model kits, trading cards, comic books, anime, manga, games, video games, sports memorabilia, magazines, books, DVDs, diecast and other assorted items arriving on a regular basis.

As it stand snow I'm lucky if some books, DVDs, toys, model kits and occasional magazines show up sporadically.

Needless to say, the lack of material has seriously curtailed my amount of reviews.

I've been expecting it.

With the advent of the internet, the proliferation of social media sites and the cutback on sending out review samples by manufacturers and publishers it makes sense that the glory days of writing reviews from samples has almost come to an end.

Nowadays many businesses want to supply PDFs or photos of their products and expect reviews.  Many require huge numbers of readers to even qualify for samples and yet others only want video reviews.

I hate to see the decline in review samples.  Truthfully I don't have the kind of money it takes to buy a lot of items.  And even if I did, why should I give companies free advertisement for their products and not expect anything in return?

Times are changing and like it or not I have to change with them.  I don't know how much longer my website will hold out.  I'll continue doing my blog as I can always write editorials.

Whatever the outcome, I put it all in God's hands.  After all, if it wasn't for him I never would have received anything anyway. 

I look at it this way: if God wants me to proceed, then it's up to him to provide what I need.  He's never let me down before and he won't now.


Whatever happens, I know it's for the best.  It's been a good run. God willing the race isn't over yet.

Love The Coopers and MI-5

Lionsgate has just released two new Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD movies: one's a comedy and the other is a spy thriller.

Family.  No matter how crazy, eccentric, oddball, opinionated and just plain loony-family is family-you're stuck with them.

In Love The Coopers four generations of the Cooper clan decide (or attempt) to have a family reunion.

But, when uninvited and unexpected visitors show up and some turbulent and often comical events pop up the reunion looks doomed-or does it?

Never count out family blood-it runs deep and true and somehow love, compassion and the bond between family strengthens.

For a joyful, heartfelt and touching examination of family and what it means, Love The Coopers is hilarious, touching and proof that love can survive anything...even family.

Extras include 'Making of', Fun On Set and 'Rags The Dog' featurettes, a music video and more.

For edge-of-your-seat excitement and action check out the big movie adaptation of the popular British TV spy series: MI-5.

Terrorism is on everyone's minds nowadays.  No more so than in Europe and the British Isles where an influx of undocumented Middle East 'refugees' are flooding over borders.

When a blood--thirsty terrorist escapes incarceration, Will Holloway has no choice but to team up with Harry Pearce; a disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief, to track the killer down and stop him before a diabolical terrorist attack occurs in London.

Filmed with the typical British aplomb, MI-5 delivers on all fronts as the excitement intensifies to a bursting point in this high-impact spy thriller filled with lots of action, twists and turns and some unexpected and exciting sequences.


Extras include a 'Making of' featurette and deleted scenes.