Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Global Force Wrestling Partnering Up!

Jeff Jarrett officially announced back in April that he was launching a new wrestling promotion. Tryouts are currently being held and Jarrett seems excited about the talent pool he'll be drawing from. Global Force Wrestling is slated to compete directly with the WWE, I think GFW will be a great alternative brand to the WWE because they're already partnering up with other wrestling promotions around the world.

GFW recently announced a partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, the "top promotion in the Eastern Hemisphere."

In addition to the existing partnership GFW already has with top Mexican promotion, AAA

Partnerships with NJPW and AAA means we'll be seeing a lot of international talent, as well as some great talent from the indie scene. This is extremely important when building a brand that is supposed to rival a corporate giant like the WWE.

WWE lacks a good variety of international talent. People want to see something fresh when they tune in, something they've never seen before. There were rumors that the WWE was in the process of signing 3 top international talents in Kenta Kobayashi (NOAH), Prince Devitt (NJPW), and Kevin Steen (ROH).

Prince Devitt in Carnage body paint

Jarrett reportedly attempted to purchase TNA Wrestling, a promotion that he also founded, with Toby Keith back in December 2013. Talks dwindled before rumors of Jarrett starting his own promotion began circulating. Although TNA seems to love hiring ex-WWE talent, they're also guilty of releasing great talent that they don't know what to do with. After the most interesting title run that we've seen in recent history, TNA decided not to re-sign AJ Styles. Also, neither Christopher Daniels nor Kazarian had their contracts renewed with TNA and even appeared together at the recent Ring of Honor PPV, Best in the World.

Despite being the top promotion, the WWE has been facing financial problems and recently released a handful of their talent. Among them were JTG, Evan Bourne, Drew McIntyre, Yoshi Tatsu, and Brodus Clay. While this doesn't exactly spell trouble for the WWE, Global Force Wrestling does seem to have a deepening pool of talent to select from.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

In honor of its 30th Anniversary, Ghostbusters is receiving a theatrical run in more than 700 theaters on Aug 29. In addition, a new website has launched where fans can get updates, video content, and buy merchandise such as the Blu-ray release of both films that will be available on Sept 16. Here are some details:

- Both films remastered in 4K
- All-new special features along with original legacy content
- Ghostbusters 1 & 2 available as single BDs, as well as special 2-movie Digibook set
- Limited collector’s edition gift set with exclusive Slimer figurine also available

GHOSTBUSTERS Blu-ray Special Features:

- NEW! Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
- NEW! Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork
- NEW! “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
- Legacy Content:​
- ​​Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
- Commentary w/ Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
- 10 Deleted Scenes
- 1984 Featurette
- Cast and Crew Featurette
- SFX Team Featurette
- Multi-Angles​
- Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car

- Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons

 GHOSTBUSTERS II Blu-ray Special Features:

- NEW! Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
- NEW! Deleted Scenes
- NEW! “On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown

The Limited Edition box set looks like it'll run about $100