SHOUT! FACTORY HEADS TO THE BIG APPLE WITH LEADING POP CULTURE BRANDS AND EXCITING NEW HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012Featuring special appearance by the legendary Joel Hodgson and the world famous Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Shout! Factory makes its foray at New York Comic Con 2012 with a stellar lineup, featuring a showcase of highly anticipated home entertainment products, exclusives, special signing, collectible giveaways and interactive fan activities at Shout! Factory booth (# 843) throughout the entire convention at the Javitz Center. Fan favorite icons Joel Hodgson (MST3K and Cinematic Titanic), Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo from Mystery Science Theater 3000 will celebrate the excitement of this incredible pop culture gathering with Shout! Factory on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 3 PM. Loyal fans and convention attendees will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with Joel and the hilarious robot pals from MST3K’s Satellite of Love!
For the first time at New York Comic Con, Shout! Factory will have a must-see and can’t miss booth. Poised to whet the appetite of convention attendees and pop culture enthusiasts of all ages, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan driven product lines, along with a host of fan interactive activities, special VIP guest appearances, daily prize sweepstakes and much more! Shout!’s resident geek guru and producer Brian Ward will be on-hand for a meet and greet. The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout!’s booth #843, will feature an exciting array of collectibles and upcoming home entertainment offerings, including Scream Factory Presents They Live Collector’s Edition, Marvel Knights Animation: The Astonishing X-MEN Blu-ray Collection, My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series, Mystery Science Theater 3000 releases and more!
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SPECIAL SIGNING AND APPEARANCE
Preliminary schedule.* Additional VIP appearances will be announced as we get closer to NYCC.
Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, 2012
Come by Shout! Factory booth (#843) for meet & greet with Shout!’s producer Brian Ward on Thursday at 2PM and Friday at 10 AM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
3 PM MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 signing and meet & greet at Shout! Factory booth (#843) with Joel Hodgson
COLLECTIBLES & EXCLUSIVES AT SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH
- Come by get your very own highly popular My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding tiara! My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding is available on DVD now from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
- KAIJUDO: Rise of the Duel Masters ™ creature masks and posters!
- KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™ – CREATURES UNLEASHED DVD hits home entertainment shelves everywhere on December 4, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast.
- Lithograph of John Cassaday’s original pen and ink sketch from his cover art illustration for the ASTONISHING X-MEN Blu-ray Collection is a gift-with-purchase. This highly anticipated home entertainment collection debuts in stores nationwide November 13, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation.
- Shout! Factory is also offering a limited edition NYCC exclusive poster featuring MST3K’s “Manos” The Hands of Fate as a gift purchase of any MST3K product at our booth
SHOUT! FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINE HIGHLIGHTS & SHOWCASE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012
THE ASTONISHING X-MEN BLU-RAY COLLECTION
Marvel Knights Animation The Astonishing X-Men 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection is the perfect gift for the ultimate Marvel fan. The 2-Disc Blu-ray collection boasts all four Astonishing X-Men adventures from Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind the massive hit film Marvel’s The Avengers, and award-winning artist John Cassaday. As one of the most important X-Men stories of all-time, it features over 5 hours of engaging animation combined with non-stop action, as well as all-new cover art illustration by Cassaday. The Astonishing X-Men 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection collects Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous, Astonishing X-Men: Torn, Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable, special bonus content and original cover art illustration by John Cassaday. (Available to own at NYCC)
KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™ – CREATURES UNLEASHED
This holiday season, kids and families are invited on a wondrous journey into the imaginative world of KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™, a current animated hit series produced by Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast. Featuring the voice talent of popular actors Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio, Oded Fehr, Phil LaMarr, David Sobolov, Kari Wahlgren and Jason Marsden, this popular action-fantasy series offers an inspiring story about a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. It’s up to Ray to master the ancient art of KAIJUDO in order to protect both worlds. Moreover, this adventure-filled series highlights the tales of friendship, loyalty and determination, and further addresses the show’s central theme of anti-bullying. The DVD features five adventurous episodes, an exclusive alternative art “Kenina” playable trading card, and special bonus feature A Look at KAIJUDO: Rise of the Duel Masters.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks.
Now you can return to where the phenomenon began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers : The Complete Series 19-DVD box set on November 20, 2012. Featuring all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers and a payload of in-depth bonus content, this 19-DVD box set has long been anticipated by fans but has not been available in stores until now. (Available to own at NYCC)
MY LITTLE PONY – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ROYAL PONY WEDDING
Love is in the air… it’s time to celebrate a royal wedding! My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding is coming to DVD on August 7, 2012 from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding features 5 episodes that every pony will love, including “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1,” “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2,” “Hearts And Hooves Day,” “Sweet & Elite” and “The Best Night Ever.” Coloring sheets and 2 sing-a-longs are included as bonus features! (Available to own at NYCC)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Home Entertainment Series
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 series was created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. After a year on KTMA TV in Minneapolis, its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. The premise of the series features a hapless man who is trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space and forced to watch old B-movies of questionable worth. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery. Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson. When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run. The format proved to be popular. During its eleven years and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys® in 1994 and 1995. (Select home entertainment releases available to own at NYCC)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Volume XXV
Join the crew of the Satellite of Love as they spread holiday cheer with the newest release in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 line: Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXV. Available on DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory, this 4-DVD set is a must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike and features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD: Robot Holocaust, Operation Kid Brother, Kitten With A Whip and Revenge Of The Creature. Also included are all new bonus features, including introductions by Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson, Life After MST3K: J. Elvis Weinstein, Jack Arnold at Universal, Life After MST3K: Bill Corbett and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.
SCREAM FACTORY™ HOME ENTERTAINMENT SERIES
Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory recently announced the launch of SCREAM FACTORY, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history.
Launched in September 2012, SCREAM FACTORY boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray™ before. Titles include Halloween II and TERROR TRAIN, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of Halloween III: Season of the Witch; They Live from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s THE ISLAND starring Michael Caine, The Funhouse from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish Phantasm II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title are presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! (THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition – available to own at NYCC)
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON TWO
Fans of all ages can relive the thrilling adventures of TRANSFORMERS PRIME when the complete SEASON TWO debuts on home entertainment shelves nationwide in the U.S on DVD November 20, 2012 and on Blu-ray November 27, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON TWO contains all 26 captivating episodes in perfect high-definition picture and purest digital sound available. Special bonus content highlights include OPTIMUS PRIME: Up Close and Personal Panel with Larry King and Peter Cullen from San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 and brand-new interviews with the series creative team! This is an essential home entertainment collection for every TRANSFORMERS fan, collectors and entire family.