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Giveaway: Red Cliff Poster

Giveaway: Red Cliff Poster

To promote Red Cliff, we’re giving away two posters signed by John Woo plus three other movie DVDs. Update: this contest has concluded. Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who participated!

1:6 Blade II Figure

1:6 Blade II Figure

Hot Toys’ 1:6 Blade II figure is fantastically accurate, from the head sculpt of Wesley Snipes to the costume; it also packs a veritable arsenal, with glaives, stakes, bombs, and guns.

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Rocky: Undisputed Collection

Rocky: Undisputed Collection

Yo, Adrian x 6: the champ comes to Blu-ray with Rocky: The Undisputed Collection; the seven disc set includes Rocky 1-5 + Balboa and a bonus disc packed with trailers and featurettes.

Trailer: Prince of Persia

Trailer: Prince of Persia

We’re always wary of game-to-movies, but we like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’s first trailer; there are wisps of PotC here, appropriate as it’s a Bruckheimer & Disney production.

Movie Trailer: Love

Movie Trailer: Love

Featuring music from and to be released with Angels & Airwaves’ third album, Love is a full-length, visually stunning sci-fi film about a man trapped on the International Space Station.

Movie Narrative Charts

Movie Narrative Charts

xkcd untangles convoluted Hollywood plotlines into organized Movie Narrative Charts; LotR, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars all become semi-coherent, but Primer still remains indecipherable.

Video: Numbers In Movies

Video: Numbers In Movies

No, CollegeHumor’s Movies by the Numbers isn’t how little Hollywood producers learn to count; it remixes films with numbers in their titles, forming a continuous line from 1 to 50.

Trailer #2: The Road

Trailer #2: The Road

In theaters 11/25/09, The Road’s second trailer is light on new revelations but still delivers; we catch glimpses of more action sequences as well as heartening father and son dialog.

Movie Trailer: Invictus

Movie Trailer: Invictus

A potent mix of sports and history, Invictus is the true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) and a rugby team captain (Matt Damon) bring political change to South Africa.

Pulp Fiction Audio Mix

Pulp Fiction Audio Mix

Turn your speakers down: this brilliant Pulp Fiction Audio Mix turns sound clips from the movie into a percussive performance a-la Stomp, albeit with slightly more profane instruments.

Movie Trailer: Avatar

Movie Trailer: Avatar

The official domestic trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar is up; a teaser it ain’t, with over three minutes of somewhat weighty dialog, flying Na’Vi, and Sigourney Weaver looking pissed.

Trailer: Smokin’ Aces 2

Trailer: Smokin’ Aces 2

NSFW: we admit that Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball is sexy, somewhat dumb fun, but anyone who liked the original is going to love this new trailer; the prequel arrives on DVD 1/19.

BD: Mel Brooks Collection

BD: Mel Brooks Collection

Three years after the DVD release, The Mel Brooks Collection comes to Blu-ray with one ludicrously schwartz-filled extra: Spaceballs; you’ll get nine total films plus a collectible book.

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Official Fight Club T-shirt

Official Fight Club T-shirt

Created with Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk in celebration of the movie’s 10th anniversary, this Fight Club tee is as official (and anarchic) as it gets; also available as a poster here.

Blu-ray: Inglourious Basterds

Blu-ray: Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds’ not-so-merry band of Nazi hunters comes to Blu-ray 12/15; it includes a roundtable with Quentin Tarantino, gag reel, alternate scenes and a digital copy.

Star Trek Replica Set

Star Trek Replica Set

Due out 11/17/09, the Star Trek Limited Edition Replica Gift Set not only includes the three Blu-ray discs + digital copy of the regular set, but a solid metal, 8.5″ replica of the USS Enterprise.

V: First 8 Minutes

V: First 8 Minutes

The acting is classic low-budget disaster movie, but for sci-fi fans there’s no ignoring city-sized alien spaceships: watch the first eight minutes of ABC’s reimagined sci-fi series, V.

DVD: Almost The Truth

DVD: Almost The Truth

From lumberjacks to knights, Monty Python: Almost The Truth squeezes 40 years into 8 hours; it interviews all five living members plus modern comedians like Jimmy Fallon and Seth Green.

Teaser: Season of the Witch

Teaser: Season of the Witch

It may be called Season of the Witch, but this teaser (which shows a shaggy, medieval Nick Cage opposite Ron Perlman) screams zombie-flick: how do we know? “Cut off the head!”

Blu-ray: Fight Club

Blu-ray: Fight Club

Tyler Durden’s Fight Club comes to Blu-ray 11/17; in addition to 1080p video and DTS-HD 5.1 sound, it includes an Ed Norton interview, deleted scenes and four audio commentaries.

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Astro Boy v. Peacekeeper

Astro Boy v. Peacekeeper

We enjoyed the Arena Battle clip, but this Astro Boy vs. Peacekeeper video gives us exactly what we want: a giant robot on not-so-giant robot, city-leveling slugfest (with butt guns).

AK 100: Akira Kurosawa

AK 100: Akira Kurosawa

While Akira Kurosawa’s later works are an acquired taste, there’s no denying how badass Rashomon and Seven Samurai were; AK 100 collects all 25 films of his career on 25 DVDs.

Google Wave x Pulp Fiction

Google Wave x Pulp Fiction

NSFW: Still can’t wrap your noggin’ around Google Wave? This Pulp Fiction mashup by Joe Sabia should “bang” some sense into your head; it’s basically chat with 72 point font and pictures.

Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness

Mel Gibson is in full bad-ass form in Edge of Darkness, a suspense/thriller about a father who loses his daughter; in theaters 01/29/10, it’s a bit of Payback mixed with Conspiracy Theory.

Trailer: The Expendables

Trailer: The Expendables

Plot would only get in the way with a cast this awesome: The Expendables includes Sly Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham, and more guns than the NRA.

Trailer: Pirate Radio

Trailer: Pirate Radio

With two Shaun of the Dead alums (Bill Nighy and Nick Frost) plus Philip Seymour Hoffman, we’re having a hard time tuning out Pirate Radio; based on a true story, it’ll debut 11/13.

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