COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Comes To DVD JULY 10, 2012

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE

TO BE RELEASED ON DVD ON JULY 10, 2012

Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Released In Two Special Edition Sets with One-of-A-Kind Figurines – Including the First Ever Joss Whedon Action Figure

Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA Films, a division of NECA, announced today that Morgan Spurlock’s (SUPER SIZE ME) COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE will be released on DVD ($19.99 SRP) on July 10, 2012. The film will also be available in two Collectors Editions with figurines ($29.99 SRP).

The two Collector’s Editions will contain the DVD alongside action figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Morgan Spurlock. This is the first time mega-director Whedon has been immortalized into action figure status… which will no doubt delight fans everywhere.

The Whedon/Spurlock special editions will be sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. The products are part of a unique retail opportunity with Toys “R” Us and will be sold alongside other action items dedicated to Comic-Con 2012. The Lee/Knowles editions will be available at select stores and at online retailers.  A third combo-pack from HeroClix with all four figures and the DVD will also be available in July at game stores nationwide ($29.99 SRP).

The DVD will include the following special features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Talent Interviews and Trailer. Fans will also be able to purchase the DVD and Collector’s Editions at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 12-15).

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.   COMIC- CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE was released theatrically and on VOD in early April 2012.

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Product Details

Format : DVD
Street Date: July 10, 2012
Pre-Order: June 4, 2012
Running time: 86 min.
Rating: PG-13
DVD SRP: $19.00
DVD w/ collectable figures: $29.99
Audio: English 5.1
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Closed Captioned
Bonus Features

Behind the Scenes Featurette
Deleted Scenes
Interviews
Trailer

About Wrekin Hill Entertainment
WREKIN HILL ENTERTAINMENT is a Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, founded by the former Newmarket Films team of Chris Ball and Rene Cogan. Ball and Cogan built a reputation at Newmarket for producing and distributing such indie classics as MEMENTO, DONNIE DARKO, WHALE RIDER, MONSTER, and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Wrekin Hill has a multi-year US home entertainment distribution deal with Lionsgate, and a three-year multi-platform output deal with Canadian distributor eOne. The company aims to distribute four to five quality theatrical releases each year, in addition to its ancillary driven output, with a focus on the same kind of director-driven specialty films on which the team has built its reputation. During 2011, Wrekin Hill has theatrically released such films as Peter Weir’s THE WAY BACK, and Spencer Susser’s HESHER starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman.  In early 2012, the company released award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, HERO) and producer Zhang Weiping’s THE FLOWERS OF WAR starring Academy Award® winning actor Christian Bale, Morgan Spurlock’s COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE, and DARK TIDE starring Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. Wrekin Hill will release British box office hit THE INBETWEENERS later this year.

About National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)
NECA INC. operates as a media and entertainment company in the US and internationally, with divisions dedicated to Consumer Products, Filmed Entertainment, and Online Retailing / Digital Distribution.  The Consumer Products division is a leading manufacturer and distributor of entertainment related products, dominating the specialty market.  The Filmed Entertainment division is investing in the production and distribution of content that will benefit from NECA’s unique and proprietary distribution and marketing model.  The online division leverages NECA’s properties to provide an immersive, platform-agnostic entertainment experience through subscription and transactional models.

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Toys R Us Announces 2011 Comic-Con Exclusives

Toys“R”Us® Captures Collectors’ Consciousness in Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at Comic-Con International in San Diego

A Special Selection of Official Show Exclusives and First-to-Buy Opportunities Makes Toys“R”Us® Items “Must-Haves”

The World’s Greatest Toy Store® continues its profound partnership with Entertainment Earth® at this year’s annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, and will no doubt contribute to the euphoria of the participating action figure and comic book enthusiasts. In honor of the show’s forty-second year, and the company’s thrilling third year in attendance, from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24, Toys“R”Us® will offer an extraordinary extravaganza of official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from TRANSFORMERS, ThunderCats® and DCU vs. MOTU. Continuing last year’s magnificent merge with Entertainment Earth, every Toys“R”Us Comic-Con exclusive will be available at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343.

To help commemorate these dynamic deals from Toys“R”Us, Entertainment Earth will be hosting several exceptional events:

  • On Thursday, July 21, from 10 to 11:30 am, Spawn® creator and renowned toy designer Todd McFarlane of McFarlane Toys will be available to sign autographs in celebration of the Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con debut of the Halo “Master Chief Platinum” action figure. *
  • On Friday, July 22, from 5 – 7 pm, Larry Kenney, who voiced the Lion-O in the classic ThunderCats® animated series will be available to sign autographs of the Classic Lion-O action figure from Bandai America Incorporated. *

Fans who are unable to attend the show can still purchase the exclusive Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 starting Thursday, July 21. However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 early to purchase the below action figures.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece RODIMUS PRIME action figure from Hasbro®

TRANSFORMERS collectors can own the heroic Rodimus Prime in this recreation of the classic G1 action figure! Best known as Optimus Prime’s successor to the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the 1986 Transformers movie, this fan favorite character has the ability to transform into his Winnebago vehicle mode. The set includes a miniature ally, the Target-Master Offshoot; a buzz saw; and the legendary Matrix of Leadership. Rodimus Prime’s rifle can also convert into Offshoot’s blasters, offering extra firepower when battling the evil Decepticons! Following its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego, this Toys“R”Us exclusive action figure will roll out to Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con ThunderCats “Classic Lion-O” Action Figure from Bandai America Incorporated

“ThunderCats, Hooo!” Lion-O, the leader of the ThunderCats, is presented in a new, highly-detailed 8-inch action figure with 18 points of articulation and a metallic finish in this recreation of his classic 1980s action hero look. Now collectors can imagine taking on the evil forces of the mutants of Plun-Darr and Mumm-Ra the Ever Living with accessories that include the iconic Sword of Omens (in two sizes), Claw Shield and the Sword stand.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive Comic-Con Preview of HALO “Master Chief Platinum” Action Figure from McFarlane Toys

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most popular video game franchises, Microsoft’s Halo, McFarlane Toys has released a commemorative edition of the game’s iconic SPARTAN-II super soldier protagonist!  Now fans can own the platinum-painted version of John-117, who comes Covenant combat-ready, equipped with his MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Mark VI armor and classic assault rifle.  This anniversary edition of Master Chief features full articulation and is the same height as Halo: Reach figures. Collectors will also be able to get their copy of Master Chief specially signed by its creator, Todd McFarlane, on Thursday, July 21 from 4 to 5:30pm! Be sure to pick up your figure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con before it hits stores in August, along with the rest of the Halo: Anniversary line!

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars: Republic Commando Action Figure Set from Hasbro®

“May the Force be with you.” The saga of the Star Wars universe continues with this new set of action figures, based on the2005video game Star Wars: Republic Commando! Now fans can join Delta Squad, a crack Clone Trooper commando unit, as they battle the Trade Federation’s droid army. The four members of the covert group include stoic leader Boss; expert marksman Sev; technical expert and computer hacker Fixer; and wisecracking demolitions expert Scorch.  The set also includes a Geonosian Warrior. All five 3¾ inch figures feature improved articulation and come equipped with battle accessories.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con DCU vs. MOTU- Bizarro vs. Battle Armor Faker from Mattel®

Combining two beloved franchises, DC Universe Classics vs. Masters of the Universe™ Classics, this “Bizarro vs.  Battle Armor Faker” 2-Pack set brings iconic mirror image baddies together for the first time!  Featuring a dastardly duo of villainy – The Man of Steel’s inverted nemesis and The Most Powerful Man in the Universe’s evil, robotic duplicate – fans can now battle for doppelganger supremacy of Metropolis® and Eternia®! The set contains Bizarro and Battle Armor Faker ® figures, accessories, comic book reprint packaging, as well as an exclusive mini-poster.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Mortal Kombat “Lightning Fury Raiden” action figure from Jazwares®, Inc.

Collectors can now own the immortal thunder god of the Mortal Kombat franchise!  Protector of Earthrealm and ally of the Elder Gods, Raiden appears in his lighting fury form ready to defeat Shao Khan and his minions in this limited edition action figure. This version of Raiden also glows in the dark, demonstrating Raiden’s mastery of electricity!

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con “Flocked Sonic” action figure from Jazwares, Inc.

Now, kids, collectors and gamers can own a “Flocked” version of the world’s fastest blue-haired mammal! SEGA’s supersonic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, has been re-released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary edition of the character. The fully articulated 10-inch toy is the first-ever flocked deluxe action figure, featuring precise fiber particles that provide a polished plush feel to Sonic’s fur.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Minimates “MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds” figures from Diamond Select

Celebrating the release of MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds, a video game sequel nearly 10 years in the making, this licensed miniature figures set is based on players’ favorite fighters from the highly-anticipated third entry in the franchise! Fans can now recreate beat-‘em-up battle sequences with iconic characters from both MARVEL® and CAPCOM ®, including Hulk, Iron Man, Zero and Morrigan Aensland in their variant, player two colors.

All Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

* Please see the official Comic-Con International guidelines for additional information about appearances and signings.

via Toys R Us Press Release