Enjoyed the hang time w/ my boy Kai Greene and our coach George Farah before Kai takes the Mr. Olympia stage. Good chat about having a vision and the hard work and discipline it always takes to see it thru. Best of luck to all the competitors – it’s your night. #MrOlympia #PhilVsKai #DontSleepOnRhoden #CheatMealsForEveryoneOnSunday
September 25, 2014 The Rock’s Hercules Comes to Home Video November 4 | ComicMix
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – “Fast-paced and packed with eye-popping action” (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News), Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ wildly entertaining epic adventure HERCULES debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD November 4, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD October 21. Global superstar Dwayne Johnson delivers an unforgettable performance as the mighty Hercules in this thrilling story of strength, courage and heroism. When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. HERCULES boasts a sensational cast of acclaimed actors including Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Joseph Fiennes (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), and John Hurt (Immortals).
The HERCULES Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD include both the theatrical version of the film, as well as an extended cut (in 2D only) with exciting new action not seen in theaters. The sets also boast over an hour of in-depth, behind-the-scenes special features including 15 deleted and extended scenes, interviews with the cast and crew, a look at the weapons employed by Hercules and his team, commentary featuring director Brett Ratner and more.
HERCULES Blu-ray Combo Pack
The theatrical version of HERCULES on Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (7.1 Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish 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 and Spanish subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
- Theatrical version inhigh definition
- Commentary by director Brett Ratner and producer Beau Flynn
- Extended cut in high definition
- Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson: An Introduction
- Hercules and his Mercenaries—Delve into the story behind the team assembled by Hercules for his perilous missions and the skills required of them.
- Weapons!—Exploration of the weapons created for the spectacular action scenes, including training with the actors.
- The Bessi Battle—Discover how one of the major action sequences of the film was created with the filmmakers, actors, stunt team, make-up effects and more.
- The Effects of Hercules—A behind-the-scenes look at the film’s spectacular visual effects.
- 15 Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Theatrical version in standard definition
HERCULES Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D with the theatrical version of the film presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (7.1 Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a 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.
HERCULES 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 and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the theatrical version of the feature film in standard definition.
Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present a Flynn Picture Company production in association with Radical Studios a Brett Ratner film: “Hercules.” Executive produced by
Ross Fanger, Jesse Berger, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey. Produced by Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Brett Ratner. Based on Radical Comics’ ‘Hercules’ by Steve Moore. Screenplay by Ryan J. Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Directed by Brett Ratner.
Street Date: November 4, 2014 (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD)
October 21, 2014 (Digital)
SRP: $49.99 U.S. (Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack)
$39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray Combo Pack)
$29.99 U.S. (DVD)
Runtime: 98 minutes (theatrical version)
101 minutes (extended version)
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity
Canadian Rating: 14A for violence; not recommended for children
I’ve uploaded the latest Muscle & Fitness September 2014 issue along with the March 2014 issue to the flicker and wordpress galleries. If the print is too small, let me know. Enjoy! :)
Good afternoon everyone…I’m back oline after a mini vacation attend to some personal family matters that needed my attention. I’ve haven’t forgotton about ya’ll…just wanted to keep you guys updated. :)
The 42-year-old actor announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will play the anti-hero, writing, ‘(it is) my honor to become Black Adam.’ Variety reports that New Line Cinema has commissioned a script for the film for Johnson to headline.
BY KIRTHANA RAMISETTI Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:15 PM
Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson (l.) has signed on to play comic book character Black Adam on the big screen.
Dwayne Johnson has finally decided between good and evil.
The wrestler-turned-actor tweeted Wednesday that he has decided to take on the role of Black Adam in a forthcoming “Shazam” movie.
Black Adam is the arch-nemesis of Shazam, aka Captain Marvel, who shouts “Shazam!” before becoming endowed with Superman-like abilities.
“‘Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.’ My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics,” he wrote, along with a photo of the two comic characters duking it out.
Variety reports that New Line Cinema has commissioned a script for the superhero flick, and that Johnson’s character will be less of a villain and “more of an anti-hero trying to clear his name.”
Johnson hinted at his preference for Black Adam in a recent interview with The Associated Press, mentioning that the character, a former slave turned defender of a Middle Eastern nation, was one of his favorite comic characters.
“I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role,” Johnson told the AP last month while promoting his film “Hercules.”
Even though the 42-year-old has confirmed which role he’ll play, there’s no word yet if he’ll also appear in Warner Bros. slate of DC Comics’ films, including “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” due out March 2016, and a “Justice League” team-up flick.
Johnson is just the latest high-profile actor to take on a superhero role in the DC universe.
“Batman v. Superman” stars Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. “Game of Thrones” actor Jason Momoa has also signed on to play Aquaman in big-screen adaptations of the DC Comics universe, while Ray Fisher will play Cyborg.
AUGUST 19, 2014 | 02:42PM PT
However, the question of which role he will play is still up for debate. During a news conference in Mexico City to promote “Hercules,” Johnson told AP that he has not decided whether to portray hero Shazam or his enemy, Black Adam. He added that his favorite DC Comics character is Black Adam.
“I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role,” Johnson said.
Warner Bros. had no comment about the AP report and Johnson’s reps did not return requests for comment. However, Johnson dropped a couple of hints last month about the film.
“There’s a character out there that we’re gonna announce very soon that I’m gonna play, and I’ll just say this — it’s the power of Superman,” Johnson told Total Film magazine. “This character has the power of Superman, he can throw down — just say the word, that’s all I’m gonna say.”
A few days later, Johnson tweeted a drawing of Shazam, Black Adam and Superman.
On Aug. 6, Warner Bros. set the dates for nine superhero movies based on DC characters. The first film will be “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” out March 25, 2016.
The Shazam character originated in 1939 in a story about a boy named Billy Batson who acquires the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury by saying the word “Shazam.”