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New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #5

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #5.

"The final issue of the second series epic conflict erupts into a super-size issue as the Army of the Bloodline is finally revealed!  The war between Vampires and Zombies reaches a critical point as the long rumored Vampire army is finally assembled, preparing for a way to end this War.  New York Times Bestselling Author MAX BROOKS pushes the limits of modern horror to the breaking point in this pivotal chapter in his epic tale of undead class battle.   Extinction Parade will return in 2015 with the third, and final chapter of the most epic conflict ever!  

Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species, Leather (limited to just 1000 copies), and Bloodwashed and Pure Art Retailer Order Incentive covers, all by series artist Raulo Caceres."

Extinction Parade: War #5 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #4

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #4.

"New York Times Bestselling Author, Max Brooks delivers a scathing commentary on the privileged lives of vampires in this blood-soaked new chapter in the horror event of the year!At long last the parasitic vampire race has begun to act of its own accord against the rising tides of the subdead hordes.  Taking up swords, and guns, and fists they have amassed an Army of the Bloodlines.  And as each devastatingly powerful vampire adds their distinct prowess to the fight, the destruction of the enemy becomes almost within their grasp."

Extinction Parade: War #4 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #3

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #3.

"The war between the aristocratic vampire race and the legions of the shambling dead turns into a worldwide massacre! New York Times Bestselling Author, MAX BROOKS delivers a devastating blood-soaked new chapter in the horror event of the year! As the vampires learn toface the threat of extinction, new and frightening realizations turn their aloof attitudes to something new that they haven’t faced since their making…fear. Now the alpha species must evolve or die alongside the faltering human race."

Extinction Parade: War #3 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #2

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #2.

"New York Times Bestselling Author, MAX BROOKS delivers a new chapter in the horror event of the year! The vampire race has declared all-out war on the subdead zombie hordes. Now blood drinking aristocrats stand shoulder to shoulder as they wade into the wave after wave of shambling plague that has nearly wiped the human race from the Earth. But centuries of privilege have made the vampire race soft and dependent upon servants. With the realization that the end of humanity also means the end of vampires, they attempt to do what they have never as a race been able to accomplish – learn new ways to fight!"

Extinction Parade: War #2 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #1

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #1.

"Jump on here, as the epic conflict continues right after Vol 1 with a super-sized battle issue!  MAX BROOKS returns to the frightening world of zombies versus vampires in his groundbreaking follow up series: Extinction Parade: War!  Well known for his breathtakingly original fiction, Brooks pushes the limits of the horror genre with his trademark meticulous research and vision for the next evolution in zombie storytelling.  The subdead were always a joke to the aristocratic vampire race.  Just a spec on the radar of their immortal lives, nothing worth even a moment’s notice in their quest for self-gratification through the veins of their host, the human race.  But at last they have been pulled from their ignorance into the reality of the world.  The human race is facing extinction and should they succumb so too shall the vampires disappear beneath the waves of rotting walking dead.  Extinction Parade: War opens the doors to the next violent chapter in Brooks’ epic tale with an oversized issue starting the all-out battle for the survival of the races!  Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species, Leather, and Bloodwashed and Pure Art  Retailer Order Incentive covers, all by series artist Raulo Caceres."

Extinction Parade: War #1 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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Tonight on EPIX: Doc Of The Dead

Premiering tonight on EPIX is Doc of the Dead, the new zombie documentary written by Chad Herschberger and Alexandre O. Philippe, directed by Philippe, and featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Tom Savini, Max Brooks, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kirkman, and many others.

"An EPIX Original Documentary from the makers of The People vs. George Lucas that delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in Film, Television and Literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture. Featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks and many others."

Doc of The Dead airs tonight on EPIX at 8pm ET.

New In Comics: The Extinction Parade #5

New this week from Avatar Press is The Extinction Parade #5, Max Brooks vampires vs. zombies 12 issue limited run comic book series. 

"Horror doesn’t get any bigger than having New York Times Bestselling Author; MAX BROOKS deliver a one-of-a-kind masterpiece like Extinction Parade!  Brooks’ zombie fiction has been a staple of the bestsellers lists but this new comic book project ups the ante with a whole new set of creatures to fear.  And this issue begins the all-out war of the undead as the vampire race is finally thrust into the center of the subdead zombie epidemic.  Three species in mortal conflict – Extinction Parade:  This is how a species dies!  Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species and Bloodwashed Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres. Also, available with a special black Leather cover, limited to just 1000 copies!"

The Extinction Parade #5 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres. 

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New In Comics: The Extinction Parade #4

New this week from Avatar Press is The Extinction Parade #4, Max Brooks vampires vs. zombies 12 issue limited run comic book series. 

"This year’s biggest horror comic continues its brutal march towards annihilation!  His books on zombies have entertained millions of readers and now MAX BROOKS redefines vampires as he brings an all-out war of the undead!  Zombies have been at best a nuisance to the vampire race for thousands of years but never a real threat.  Their clumsy foothold over humans has always been beaten back.  But this time the tide of shambling dead have turned the corner and are rapidly depleting the ranks of the living.  Even with their superior abilities and ferocity, can the vampire race find a way to stop the decimation?  Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species and Bloodwashed Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres. Also, available with a special black Leather cover, limited to just 1000 copies!"

The Extinction Parade #4 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres. 

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New In Comics: Extinction Parade #3

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade #3, Max Brooks vampires vs. zombies 12 issue limited run comic book series. 

"The all-out war of the species roars on as MAX BROOKS – author of the New York Times Best Selling novels, World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide, unleashes his zombies vs. vampires epic.  Vampires have ignored the growing zombie threat for too long, feeling the zombie subdead were beneath them.  Only too late do they realize that the plague has shifted the tide from annoyance to the outright annihilation of the human race.  But the history of vampires has them ill-prepared to mount an offensive.   Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species and Bloodwashed Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres. Also, available with a special black Leather cover, limited to just 1000 copies!"

Extinction Parade #3 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres. 

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New On Blu: World War Z

New this week from Paramount Pictures is WORLD WAR Z, directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale and Peter Capaldi. 

"A former UN investigator is thrust into the middle of trying to stop what could be the end of the world. Worldwide destruction sends him around the globe seeking clues about what they are fighting and what it will take to defeat it, as he tries to save the lives of billions of strangers, as well as his own beloved family."

WORLD WAR Z is available now Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video

New On Digital: World War Z

New today on digital video, a week ahead of the Blu-ray/DVD release, is World War Z , directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz and Peter Capaldi. 

"The suspense is killer in this fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic of the potential last days of the human race. Former United Nations employee Gary Lane (Brad Pitt) is called upon to help stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. Lane fights to keep his family safe, while searching for an answer to the outbreak before it destroys all of civilization. World War Z is the most gratifying action spectacle in years!" 

World War Z is available now on iTunes (in both Theatrical and Unrated Cut versions) and Amazon Instant Video .

Unrated World War Z Coming September 17th

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Brad Pitt Stars In The Blockbuster Phenomenon WORLD WAR Z Debuting in an Unrated Cut Including More Intense Thrills & Action Not Seen In Theaters Exclusively On Blu-ray™ September 17th

Global Hit Debuts One Week Early on Digital

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The suspense is killer!" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic WORLD WAR Z, debuting on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and On Demand on September 17, 2013.  The pandemic begins one week early on Digital September 10th.  Due to overwhelming demand, the film has been digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and will be released in select IMAX theaters domestically for an exclusive one-week running beginning today. 

Starring international superstar Brad Pitt and based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, WORLD WAR Z took audiences by storm and was hailed by critics as "thrilling, epic and spectacular" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) and the "most gratifying action spectacle in years!" (David Denby, The New Yorker).  The tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world.  WORLD WAR Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the Zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.

"I'm really excited for fans to see the new unrated version of WORLD WAR Z on Blu-ray," said producer and star Brad Pitt.  "We were thrilled with the audience response to the film in theaters and wanted to give viewers even more of the action and intensity that they loved when they watch the film at home."

WORLD WAR Z will be available on Blu-ray Combo or Blu-ray 3D Combo with an Unrated Cut packed with even more thrills and action too intense for theaters, along with the theatrical version of the film.  The combo packs feature UltraViolet™ and boast in-depth looks at the making of the film, the seamless blending of practical and digital effects, the science behind the Zombie outbreak and much more.  The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
  • Origins—The filmmakers discuss collaborating with renowned actor/producer Brad Pitt to create a Zombie film the likes of which have never been seen.
  • Looking to Science—Explore the scientific realities of Zombie behavior in nature and learn more about Zombies in literature and film.
  • WWZ: Production
    • Outbreak—Go on set with Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster for a behind-the-scenes look at the film's breathtaking first attack in Philadelphia.
    • The Journey Begins—Delve deeper into Gerry's fight for survival during the dramatic escape in South Korea.
    • Behind The Wall—Explore the epic scene in Jerusalem and discover the incredible logistics of creating the elaborate stunts and crowd sequences.
    • Camouflage—Experience the final confrontation between Gerry and the Zombies and discover the phenomenal scope of the film's production.

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  • Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)

WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray 3D combo pack includes all of the above, as well as the theatrical version of the film in high definition and 3D on a disc presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.   

WORLD WAR Z Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The disc includes the theatrical version of the film in standard definition.

The Blu-ray releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.    

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present in association with Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films a Plan B/2DUX2 Production of a Marc Forster Film:  "World War Z."  Executive producers Marc ForsterBrad SimpsonDavid Ellison,Dana GoldbergPaul SchwakeGraham King, and Tim Headington.  Produced by Brad PittDede GardnerJeremy Kleiner andIan Bryce.  Based on the novel by Max Brooks.  Screen Story by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof. Directed by Marc Forster.

 

New World War Z Poster

World War Z just got a brand new teaser poster... and it's a wild one. Guess again if you think that a helicopter is going to be your ticket to escape the unstoppable horde of the living dead in World War Z's version of the zombie apocalypse.

World War Z, the adaptation of Max Brooks groundbreaking zombie apocalypse book, stars Brad Pitt, and will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2013.

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