New trailers and clips posted this week: another round of teens discovering the downside of superpowers, a special edition of the original Battle Royale, more repackaging for Timon and Pumbaa and company, and the redemption of the Scorpion King.
Trailer for Battle Royale][English subtitles] (scheduled home video release: Mar 20 2012): In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. Stars: Fujiwara Tatsuya, Maeda Aki, Yamamoto Taro, Kuriyama Chiaki. Directed by: Fukasaku Kinji.
Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2
Trailer for Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2] (scheduled home video release: Mar 6 2012): Surf's up for Barbie™ as she returns as Merliah™, the fun and fashionable surfing champion who's also a magical mermaid princess! In this exciting sea-quel™, Merliah™ makes a splash when she heads to Australia for the ultimate surfing competition. When the evil mermaid Eris escapes from her whirlpool with plans to take over the throne of Oceana, Merliah™ and her sea friends dive in to stop her. It's a fresh new adventure where Merliah™ learns that anything is possible and she really can have the best of both worlds! Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Ashleigh Ball, Kathleen Barr, Nicole Oliver. Directed by: William Lau.
The Lion King 1 1/2 & 2: Special Edition
The Lion King 1.5 & 2 Combo Trailer][post] (scheduled home video release: Mar 6 2012): The spin-off and sequel to the great Disney film. Stars: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume. Directed by: Bradley Raymond.
Clip: Spider][UK] (scheduled theatrical release: Feb 3 2012): Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw. Directed by: Josh Trank.
- Chronicle - [Clip: Baseball Test][UK]
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
Clip: Talus Summons The Ghost Warriors] (scheduled home video release: Jan 10 2012): Mathayus (Victor Webster), now an assassin for hire, must defend a kingdom from an evil tyrant (Billy Zane) and his ghost warriors to win back the power and glory he once knew, along with the hand of a slinky princess (Krystal Vee). Stars: Victor Webster (Mathayus), Ron Perlman (Horus), Billy Zane (Talus), Bostin Christopher (Olaf), Dave Bautista (Argomael), Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson (Zulu Kondo), Johann Helf (Hathor), Selina Lo (Tsukai), Krystal Vee (Silda). Directed by: Roel Reine.
- The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption - [Clip: Silda Fights Tsukai]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXII
Trailer for Mystery Theater 3000: Volume XXII] (scheduled home video release: Dec 6 2011): Conrtains Mighty Jack, Time of the Apes, The Violent Years, and The Brute Man. Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson. Directed by: Kevin Murphy.
Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising
Trailer for Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising] (scheduled home video release: Dec 6 2011): In Jasper, Nevada, Autobot Cliffjumper is captured and killed by de facto Decepticon leader Starscream, as his comrades Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Bulkhead, Arcee and Bumblebee are too late to help him. Arcee is then pursued by Starscream's Vehicon drones, and Bulkhead and Bumblebee arrive to help protect two humans, Jack and Raf. Optimus orders the Autobots to bring the two boys as well as the girl Miko to base, as anyone associated with Autobots is a Decepticon target. Stars: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Jeffrey Combs, Steven Blum. Directed by: David Hartman.
Clip: Opening Sequence] (scheduled home video release: Mar 13 2011): Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic. Stars: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance. Directed by: Xavier Gens.