Friday, August 09, 2013

Sal Buscema Joins Baltimore Comic-Con and The Harvey Awards (Saturday Only)!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 9, 2013 - The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce that legendary Marvel Comics artist, Sal Buscema, will be joining the guest list for the 14th annual show, taking place September 7-8, 2013. Buscema will be appearing at the show on Saturday only and will be receiving the HERO Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented at the Harvey Awards Banquet Saturday evening.
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Sal Buscema got his start at Marvel Comics in 1968, joining his brother John who was already an established artist with the company. Cutting his teeth on such titles as Western Gunfighters, The Rawhide Kid, and The Silver Surfer, he got his big break in 1969 when he took over art duties for Marvel's premiere superhero team, The Avengers.
During the course of his career, Buscema has drawn nearly every character in the Marvel Universe, including career-defining runs on Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Marvel Team-Up, and Thor. He even worked briefly for DC Comics from 1997-1999, drawing such characters as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
His 45-year career is being honored with the presentation of the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award at the Harvey Awards Banquet. The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally-chartered non-profit organization dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need, and creates a financial safety net for yesterday's creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those creators who have made lasting contributions with the world of sequential art throughout their careers.
"We are honored to be able to host Sal [Buscema] here in Baltimore," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "His career spans more than four decades, and he's has been an influence to generations of comic artists. He is well-deserving of the Lifetime Achievement Award and we couldn't be happier to have it presented at the Harveys!"
For more information on the Hero Initiative, please visit
Sal Buscema joins our previously announced guests, including: Josh Adams (Doctor Who); Neal Adams (First X-Men); Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans); Brian Bolland (Dial H); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto's Orange Day); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); Jamie and Tyler Cosley (Cody the Cavalier, Ninja Squirrel); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans); John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Roboy Red); SL Gallant (GI JOE); Zack Giallongo (Broxo); Chris Giarrusso (G-Man); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!, The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Joe Hill (Locke and Key); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World's Finest); Kevin Maguire (World's Finest); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mark Mariano (Happyloo); Dave McDonald (Hamster Sam); Mark McKenna (Star Wars, Banana Tail); Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); George Perez (World's Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Dave Roman - Saturday only (Astronaut Elementary, Teen Boat); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Jeff Schultz (Archie, Jughead); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Kevin Smith (Batman: The Widening Gyre); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Bobby Timony (Night Owls, Detectobot); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), and Bill Willingham (Fables). 
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

The World’s Most Popular Virtual Pop Singer Commemorates Her Birthday With A Thrilling Live Concert From Yokohama Japan To Be Presented In Special Theatrical Premieres In Los Angeles And New York City!!!

Los Angeles, CA, August 8, 2013 Live Viewing Japan, a distribution company focused on bringing Japanese entertainment media to an international audience, celebrates the 6th birthday of the world’s renowned virtual idol, Hatsune Miku, with just-announced bi-coastal theatrical premieres in Los Angeles and New York City on August 31st of the Hatsune Miku MAGICAL MIRAI 2013 Concert.

A special commemorative live concert scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 30th at the Yokohama Area in Yokohama, Japan and will presented to U.S. fans and J-Pop lovers the next day in a special delayed broadcast film premiere. Additional details and the specific L.A. and New York City theatre locations will be announced shortly.

Advance tickets are $20.00 each and go on sale soon. New details forthcoming!!

The Hatsune Miku MAGICAL MIRAI 2013 Concert is organized by TOKYO MX and Crypton Future Media, Inc. and sponsored by SEGA Corp. / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. / Sony Music Records Inc. / Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. / Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. / and NicoNico.

Hatsune Miku, whose name means, “first sound of the future,” is based on an innovative singing synthesizer software character and is the most popular of the Character Vocal Series software originally created by Crypton Future Media, Inc. using Yamaha’s technology.

In Japan, Hatsune Miku is a major phenomenon that grew out of fan-created songs. She has appeared in numerous popular video games and music videos. She’s also played several enthusiastic “concerts,” where she performs on with a live band.

Miku played her very first live concert in the U.S. called, “MIKUNOPOLIS in LOS ANGELES,” at the Nokia Theatre for the 2011 Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA. The show sold out in only 4 hours, further underscoring the growing substantial popularity she enjoys in North America. To-date, over 100,000 original songs have been written for Hatsune Miku by both fans and professional musicians and composers. The pop diva will also be team up with design house Louis Vuitton for an upcoming 3D Hatsune Miku opera, titled, The End, that will feature no human singers and is scheduled to take place at the Theatre du Chatelet Opera House in Paris on November 13th and 15th, 2013

About Live Viewing Japan:
Live Viewing Japan is a Japanese-based media distribution company focused on bringing a variety of entertainment properties to a global theatre-going audience. More information on the company and its projects is available at:


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Menzies to Play Dual Roles of Frank Randall and the Duplicitous “Black Jack” Randall from Diana Gabaldon’s International Best-Selling Novels

From “Battlestar Galactica” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Beverly Hills, Calif., August 8, 2013 Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has announced today that Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones,” “Rome,” Casino Royale) will play the roles of both Frank Randall and Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall in the original series “Outlander.” The series adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is set to premiere on STARZ in 2014.

Menzies will join Sam Heughan who was recently cast in the role of Jamie Fraser.

The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Frank Randall is Claire's 20th century husband and a professional historian with a deep interest in the 18th century and his own genealogy.  Frank and Claire are reunited in 1945, after being separated by the war. They are rekindling their relationship when Claire suddenly disappears. Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall is Frank's ancestor from the 18th century.  A Captain in the English Army posted into Scotland during a time when rebellion was rife.  The nickname is no mistake, while Black Jack Randall may look striking similar, he is nothing like the gentle, bookish Frank; he is a dark, violent man who will take what he wants at any cost.

Menzies has recently been seen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” as the heir to House Tully of Riverrun, Edmure Tully. Internationally, he is best recognized for his role as Marcus Junios Brutus in HBO’s “Rome.” His extensive list of television credits include “The Deep,” “The Shadow Line,” “Eternal Law,” “Foyle’s War,” “Dr. Who: Cold War” and he is slated to play Nathaniel Bloom in the upcoming miniseries “The Honourable Woman.” Menzies scored a significant film role aside Dame Judy Dench in the 2006 reboot of the James Bond franchise, Casino Royale. On stage, he has played in productions including “The Hush” and “History Boys” for the National Theatre, “The Recruiting Officer” at the Donmar Warehouse, “The Children’s Hour” starring opposite Kiera Knightly and Elizabeth Moss, and in Michael Blakemore’s “Three Sisters,” which scored him a nomination for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Menzies is represented by Paradigm in the US and Conway Van Gelder Grant in the UK.

Diana Gabaldon’s seven-book series has sold more than 18 million copies and has graced the New York Times best-sellers list six times. The eighth installment of the “Outlander” series is slated to be released in the spring of 2014.
Ronald D. Moore and Jim Kohlberg are executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series will begin filming in Scotland this fall.

About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation),

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies.  As of June 30, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.9 million subscribers, including 21.8 million at STARZ, and 35.1 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S.  STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television.  Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties.  Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms.  In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE’s premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, and PlayStation. 

Cute! Carny! Contract Killers!

AUGUST 8, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is headed to the circus this fall with Victor Gischler’s latest wild ride: Clown Fatale!

Written by Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place, Punisher MAX, X-Men) and drawn by Italian artist Maurizio Rosenzweig, with colors by Moreno Dinisio, Clown Fatale is darkly humorous and graphically violent, a vivid, stylish, cinematic tale of action and blood. The series will also feature covers by Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Ex Sanguine, The Occultist).

“I wanted to write a comic that was like the baby of Russ Meyer and Quentin Tarantino on whiskey and meth, and Dark Horse was cool enough to let me do it,” stated writer Victor Gischler. “I wanted something that was grindhouse but simultaneously a parody of grindhouse. Clown Fatale is the result, and Maurizio and Moreno are killing it with the visuals.” 

In the world of circus folk, there’s nothing lower than a clown. So when the Femme Clowns are mistaken for contract killers, they abandon their shabby traveling circus for a world of violence and cruelty—with clown makeup. 

“Tim’s covers also perfectly capture that grindhouse vibe. I’ve been having a great time pandering to my own base instincts. I think a lot of readers are going to file this one under guilty pleasure,” added Gischler.

Clown Fatale #1 is in comic shops everywhere November 13, 2013!

About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

SEX VOL 1: THE SUMMER OF HARD, the first trade paperback collection of the hot new Image Comics series, releases this November. The book will be priced at $9.99 and contains the first eight issues of the controversial and acclaimed series.

Man of Action Studios' Joe Casey and artist Piotr Kowalski are the creators of the best-selling monthly series, which features retired superhero Simon Cooke and his pained attempts to re-acclimate to a normal, civilian lifestyle that he was never that good at to begin with. Of course, in Saturn City, nothing is "normal" and each month SEX delves into its psycho-erotic, urban underbelly — chock-full of former enemies and former allies — with unflinching abandon.

In reviewing the series, Comic Book Resources declared, "Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalski have created a stylish look at an often overlooked part of the superhero genre."

And from "This comic is a really great read, like the kind of stuff we used to get from Preacher, Y: The Last Man, and Transmetropolitian."

Regarding the first trade paperback, Casey said, "It's great to be able to offer this much content for just under ten bucks. This way, we can get even more people paying for even more SEX — and at an affordable price, too! Still not for the kids, though... but everyone of age who's tried SEX so far seems to like it. I know I do."

SEX VOL. 1: THE SUMMER OF HARD trade paperback is suggested for mature readers and will be in stores on November 27. It can be pre-ordered in the September issue of Previews (SEP130552).
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
Man of Action Studios, the bi-coastal entertainment company started in 2000, created the megahit Ben 10, a three billion dollar boys' action empire that has been called the most successful superhero launch of the past decade. Man of Action Studios consists of creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. The quartet collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating worlds/characters for their own original comic books and graphic novels published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. They also created cult favorite series Generator Rex for Cartoon Network, are executive producers on the international series Gormiti, Sam-Zag's The 7Cs, Spinmaster's Bakugan franchise, and Nickelodeon's Monsuno and they are co-executive producers and writers for Marvel's Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD. Upcoming films based upon Man of Action creations include New Line's The Great Unknown, Officer Downe and Big Hero 6, announced as Disney's first animated feature based on a Marvel property featuring the team of characters created by Man of Action. Follow them at their not-so-secret headquarters on the Web at http://www.ManOfAction.TV. Facebook: Twitter:

"Kids Love Comics" at the Baltimore Comic-Con 2013!
Baltimore Comic-Con Offers Interactive Kids' Comics Hotspot with cartoonists, comic creation, capes, and light saber training!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 9, 2013 - Kids 10 and under get in free at the Baltimore Comic-Con September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center -- and show organizers are once again presenting a kid-friendly comics area, full of all-ages comics, as well as the artists and writers who make them. Creators from such companies as Archie, Scholastic, Disney, Simon & Schuster, Marvel, and DC will be on hand to sketch, say hi, and help to teach young ones about the magic of comics through mini-How-To's through the weekend, right at the Kids Comics Pavilion! Plus, kids can take part in comic crafts, a Jedi Knight light saber training session, and more!
Activities in this super cool section of the show include:

* Interactive Comics Talks from some of Kids' Comics top creators, such as Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Art Baltazar & Franco (Tiny Titans), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), and Dan Parent (Archie)
* Design your own super hero cape and mask
* Doodle Scribble Draw! Kids Drawing Gameshow!
* Kids Comics Reading and Drawing Booth
* Creator sketches and autographs
* Kid-Safe Star Wars Light Saber Training
* Puppet making with Chris O>Matic! (

"The Baltimore Comic-Con has always been a welcoming, family-friendly show," said Mark Mariano, creator of the Happyloo graphic novel series, and co-organizer (with John Gallagher) of the kids section. "It's so cool that I bring my own family here every year," added Gallagher.
Here's a rundown of the Kids Love Comics Pavilion Creators:
Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures)
Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics)
Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto's Orange Day)
Steve Conley (Bloop)
Jamie Cosley (with Tyler Cosley) (Cody the Cavalier, Ninja Squirrel)
Franco (
Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures)
John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Roboy Red)
SL Gallant (GI JOE)
Zack Giallongo (Broxo)
Chris Giarrusso (G-Man)
Jimmy Gownley (
Amelia Rules!, The Dumbest Idea Ever!)
Jason Horn (Ninjasaur)
Mike Maihack (
Cleopatra in Space)
Mark Mariano (
Dave McDonald (Hamster Sam)
Mark McKenna (
Star Wars, Banana Tail)
Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground)
Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!)
Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller)
Dave Roman (Astronaut Elementary, Teen Boat) - Saturday only
Jeff Schultz (Archie, Jughead)
Bobby Timony (Night Owls, Detectobot)
Kids Love Comics joins our previously announced guests, including: Josh Adams (Doctor Who); Neal Adams (First X-Men); Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Joe Hill (Locke and Key); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World's Finest); Kevin Maguire (World's Finest); Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World's Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Kevin Smith (Batman: The Widening Gyre); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), and Bill Willingham (Fables). 
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

New Acquisitions Label To Release Films On Site

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 7, 2013 –Full Moon Features is proud to announce the world premiere of brand new subscription-based video streaming service, FULL MOON STREAMING (, which will be home to the entire Full Moon Features library; including brand new world premieres and resurrected film treasures, from the convenience of a computer or mobile device.  FULL MOON STREAMING is one of the world’s first and finest interactive video experiences, and will provide fans with unprecedented access to exclusive content:  webisodes, behind-the-scenes footage, Full Moon merchandise tie-ins, contests, and much, much more. Viewers who watch closely will be rewarded as they seek out the hidden interactive elements built into the very fabric of the films.

For only $6.99 per month, subscribers can stream titles directly and instantly on all devices, allowing them to watch their favorite films anywhere, at anytime.  A mobile-friendly version is optimized for iPhone, Android, iPad, and tablets that is nearly identical to the desktop version.  Titles include such cult favorites as Band’s Puppet Master series, Subspecies, and Demonic Toys. Plus the lost Trancers sequel will premiere as part of a three part anthology known as Pulsepounders, including a sequel to cult favorite The Dungeonmaster, which was shot in 1988 and never released until now. will be interactive in ways that fans have never seen before, including opportunities to bring home items featured on screen and see rare exclusive extras. 

“The fans speak, and we listen,” explained Charles Band, legendary founder of Full Moon Features.  “I’ve been asked for a comprehensive Full Moon digital universe for eons, and now the technology has finally caught up to what I had envisioned.  Fans will now have the ability to totally engage and immerse themselves into our Gonzo universe, and witness the world’s most beloved film treasures in the comfort of their own homes.”

Also on tap for Full Moon is a new acquisitions label as part of the streaming site, to showcase the work of upcoming filmmakers.  “I see so much young talent out there with such a dearth of distribution,” continuedBand.  “At Full Moon, we have a full-scale distribution arm including home video (DVD and Blu-Ray) and on-demand access, and we’d like to give these aspiring filmmakers a chance to show their stuff on our site, and keep it in the Full Moon family.”

Subscriptions will be $6.99/month, including unlimited viewing.

For more information please visit:

About Charles Band & Full Moon Features
Charles Band founded MEDA Home Entertainment in the late 1970’s, one of the first independent video distribution operations in America.  With the foresight that home video was the future, a vision few others shared, he helped pave the way for the colossal home video boom to come. In the 1980’s, Band produced such hit cult favorites as Ghoulies, Re-Animator, The Dungeonmaster, Dolls, Troll, Robot Jox, and many more.

Band founded Full Moon Features in 1989 following the early 80’s success with Wizard Video, which released such cult classics as Zombie 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I Spit on Your Grave on VHS.   Wizard video was celebrated for their shocking and incomparable box art, especially after their switch to the "big box" format.  

Band soon teamed with Paramount Pictures and Pioneer Home Entertainment for direct-to-video releases on VHS and Laserdisc.  With upwards of twenty releases per year, Band has also built a reputation as a prolific and frequent director of entertaining low-budget genre films. In all, Band has produced almost three hundred features variously delving into the realms of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and family films under its Moonbeam Films label. 
The Puppet Master series is considered to be Band’s most celebrated and popular franchise. The latest installment, Puppet Master X: Axis Rising, is the 10th film of the most successful direct to video horror franchise of all time. Full Moon has created many other well-known franchises such as the Trancers series, starring Helen Hunt and Tim Thomerson, the Subspecies series shot on-location in Transylvania, Romania, as well asDollman, Demonic Toys, Killjoy and The Gingerdead Man (starring Gary Busey as a killer cookie!).  Full Moon’s recent releases include the Blaxploitation horror film Ooga Booga starring veteran actors Karen Black and Stacy Keach, the Blu-ray release of the critically acclaimed vampire series Subspecies, and two new grindhouse releases including Riot in a Women’s Prison and SS Hellcamp.   
Full Moon titles can be found at all major video retailer outlets, Red Box, and Netflix. Full Moon films are distributed in North America on Pay Per View and Video on Demand, including Comcast, Time Warner, and AT&T U-Verse.  Full Moon movies are also available from sources as diverse as Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, Prescreen, and FlixFling. In addition to feature films, Full Moon is also very active in creating and marketing a wide variety of merchandise including original action figures, resin statues and 1:1 scale replicas of its better-known puppets and dolls.