New trailer for "The Other Side of the Wind" - Orson Welles' final film


Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake" Hannaford (a revelatory John Huston) returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his comeback: a career summation that can only be the work of cinema's most adventurous filmmaker, Orson Welles.

Preview from "Batman: The Animated Series" Blu-ray set


This is the full-remastered opening title sequence from 'Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition" blu-ray box set. "Batman: The Animated Series," the most acclaimed animated super hero television series in history, arrives this fall in an all-encompassing package befitting its revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its broadcast airing from 1992-1995, "Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition" will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and in a stunning Blu-ray™ box set on October 30, 2018. The Blu-ray box set will include a Digital copy of the series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning series captured the imaginations of generations, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century with its innovative designs, near-perfect voice cast and landmark approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set includes all 109 thrilling episodes, plus two bonus disks containing the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated films "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" and "Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero." The impressive "Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition" package features approximately 2,700 minutes of entertainment spread over 10 Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus discs – not counting 11 specially-selected episodes with audio commentaries by cast and crew. In addition, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition includes an exclusive ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn) and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. The entire box set is housed in a stunning layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase. "Batman: The Animated Series" had a ground-breaking initial run from 1992-1995, garnering a Primetime Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Animated Program, along with three additional Emmy wins and 13 total Emmy nominations.

New comics releases Aug. 29, 2018: Batman Brave and the Bold Bronze Age; Fantastic Four; Beatles; Captain America; Jack Kirby's New Gods; Star Wars; Hercules

Batman Brave and the Bold Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2

New Gods by Jack Kirby

Captain America by Mark Waid: Promised Land

Fantastic Four Behold Galactus

Beatles Yellow Submarine Graphic Novel

Star Wars: A New Hope Graphic Novel

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic Novel

Life with Archie Vol. 1

Remembering Russ Heath

The great comics artist Russ Heath, famed for his work across multiple genres such as war comics, horror and non-superhero adventure, died at age 91 this week. The Hollywood Reporter has an obituary here and the Comics Journal has a detailed remembrance here.

Heath was known for his detailed rendering of military vehicles and hardware and worked on numerous war comics, starting with EC and Timely/Marvel through regular features in DC's G.I. Combat and Our Army at War titles. He was the regular artist on DC's "Haunted Tank" feature and Se Devils title, thanks to his talents at depicting scuba divers and underwater. 

An Air Force veteran, Heath also was great at depicting aircraft and aerial battles. Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein plagiarized two of his panels from All American Men of War #89 to create his paintings "Brattata" and "Okay Hot-Shot Okay!"

Though uncredited, Heath also created the artwork for ads for plastic solider sets that ran in comic books for years. And he was a regular assistant to Harvey Kurtzmann and Willie Elder on their "Little Annie Fannie" strip in Playboy magazine.

We'll be paying tribute to Heath with a series of posts this week, spotlighting different aspects of his art. Let's get started with a look at his diverse work across multiple comics genre. Scans via Heritage Auctions and the Grand Comics Database.


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