Exciting news today, as Morgan Spurlock’s (Super Size Me) Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope will be released on July 10th, 20 12. Not only do fan’s get the greatest Comic-Con documentary ever made, but the DVD will come with Stan Lee (X-Men) and Harry Knowles (Ain’t It Cool News) or Joss Whedon (Fire Fly, The Avengers) and Spurlock action figurines. I’m leaning more on the Director side of things when it comes to this collectors set.
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE
TO BE RELEASED ON DVD ON JULY 10, 2012
Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Released In Two Special Edition Sets With One-of-A-Kind Figurines – Including the First Ever Joss Whedon Action Figure
Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2012) – Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA Films, a division of NECA, announced today that Morgan Spurlock’s (SUPER SIZE ME) COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE will be released on DVD ($19.99 SRP) on July 10, 2012. The film will also be available in two Collectors Editions with figurines ($29.99SRP).
The two Collector’s Editions will contain the DVD alongside action figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Spurlock. This is the first time mega-director Whedon has been immortalized into action figure status… which will no doubt delight fans everywhere.
The Whedon/Spurlock special editions will be sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. The products are part of a unique retail opportunity with Toys “R” Us and will be sold alongside other action items dedicated to Comic-Con 2012. The Lee/Knowles editions will be available at select stores and at online retailers. A third combo-pack from HeroClix with all four figures and the DVD will also be available in July at game stores nationwide ($29.99 SRP).
The DVD will include the following special features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Talent Interviews and Trailer. Fans will also be able to purchase the DVD and Collector’s Editions at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 12-15).
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S. COMIC- CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE was released theatrically and on VOD in early April 2012.
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Product Details
Format : DVD
Street Date: July 10, 2012
Pre-Order: June 4, 2012
Running time: 86 min.
DVD SRP: $19.00
DVD with collectable figures: $29.99
Audio: English 5.1
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Behind the Scenes Featurette
About Wrekin Hill Entertainment
WREKIN HILL ENTERTAINMENT is a Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, founded by the former Newmarket Films team of Chris Ball and Rene Cogan. Ball and Cogan built a reputation at Newmarket for producing and distributing such indie classics as MEMENTO, DONNIE DARKO, WHALE RIDER, MONSTER, and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Wrekin Hill has a multi-year US home entertainment distribution deal with Lionsgate, and a three-year multi-platform output deal with Canadian distributor eOne. The company aims to distribute four to five quality theatrical releases each year, in addition to its ancillary driven output, with a focus on the same kind of director-driven specialty films on which the team has built its reputation. During 2011, Wrekin Hill has theatrically released such films as Peter Weir’s THE WAY BACK, and Spencer Susser’s HESHER starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman. In early 2012, the company released award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, HERO) and producer Zhang Weiping’s THE FLOWERS OF WAR starring Academy Award® winning actor Christian Bale, Morgan Spurlock’s COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE, and DARK TIDE starring Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. Wrekin Hill will release British box office hit THE INBETWEENERS later this year.
About National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)
NECA INC. operates as a media and entertainment company in the US and internationally, with divisions dedicated to Consumer Products, Filmed Entertainment, and Online Retailing / Digital Distribution. The Consumer Products division is a leading manufacturer and distributor of entertainment related products, dominating the specialty market. The Filmed Entertainment division is investing in the production and distribution of content that will benefit from NECA’s unique and proprietary distribution and marketing model. The online division leverages NECA’s properties to provide an immersive, platform-agnostic entertainment experience through subscription and transactional models.
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By Ryan Davis