The Random Spiel: December 4th 2006

By Garth Franklin Monday December 4th 2006 01:57AM
  • Jonathon Hensleigh talks about his plans for the "Punisher" sequel and a new film called "Darksiders".
  • Lots of new posters of late including: The Hills Have Eyes 2, Primeval, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Blood and Chocolate, Music and Lyrics By, The Simpsons Movie.
  • Elijah Wood talks about the recent controversy surrounding "The Hobbit".
  • The official website for Clint Eastwood's "Letters from Iwo Jima".
  • Some new storyboards show off a much more epic ending to "X-Men: The Last Stand" had the budget allowed for it.
  • The original "The Hills Have Eyes 2" poster which the MPAA banned is up at Eat My Brains.
  • The official prequel film for "24: Day 6" that comes with this week's release of the "24: Day 5" DVD is already online.
  • Steven Spielberg's reps have shot down rumors about a "Poltergeist" remake.
  • With "Life on Mars" finishing in its second season, there's talk of a spin-off involving several of the characters and set in the 80's entitled "Ashes to Ashes".
  • A great example of the video quality differences of DVD vs. HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray of the same DVD title. There's a notable improvement on the two high-def formats over regular, but the difference between the two is miniscule (HD-DVD seems just the tiniest bit better) and even then only discernible at full 1080p resolution.
  • NBC has completely revamped its TV line-up. Check out TV.Com for the new schedule.
  • An update with photos on "Babylon 5: The Lost Tales" talks about what's in store for this direct-to-DVD movie.