New trailers and clips this week: The origins of Oz's overlord, survivors of a war on humanity, two flavors of Batman, and much more.
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
[Trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful] (1:50). Scheduled theatrical release: Mar 8 2013. How the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer, Joey King. Directed by: Sam Raimi.
Total Recall (2012)
[Featurette: Story] (2:38). Scheduled home video release: Nov 1 2012. As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on. Stars: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy. Directed by: Len Wiseman.
[Trailer 3 for Frankenweenie] (2:15). Scheduled theatrical release: Oct 5 2012. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Stars: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer. Directed by: Tim Burton.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
[Clip: Dinner Party][UK] (0:49). Scheduled home video release: Oct 1 2012. As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Adam Brody. Directed by: Lorene Scafaria.
- [Clip: The Rest of Your Life][UK] (0:27).
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
[Trailer for Cabin in the Woods] (2:08). Scheduled home video release: Sep 18 2012. Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Amy Acker. Directed by: Drew Goddard.
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season (2012)
[Trailer for The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season] (1:01). Scheduled home video release: Sep 11 2012. The sexy, sinister beings of The Vampire Diaries are back in a thrilling Season 3. As Stefan succumbs to Klaus, Damon and Elena join forces to try to save him, rekindling their long-repressed emotions. Meanwhile the door to the other side opens wide, allowing spirits to invade and come between Jeremy and Bonnie. Caroline and Tyler grow closer, pushing their families farther apart. But when the original vampire hunter and his kin arise from their caskets after 1,000 years, every hybrid, ghost, witch, vampire and werewolf of Mystic Falls had better beware. Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Matt Davis. Directed by: John Behring, Joshua Butler.
The Day (2011)
[Trailer for The Day] (1:54). Scheduled theatrical release: Aug 29 2012. Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors; lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24hr look into their lives. Fight or die. Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Michael Eklund, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon, Brianna Barnes. Directed by: Douglas Aarniokoski.
The Hunger Games (2012)
[Featurette: Special Features] (3:42). Scheduled home video release: Aug 18 2012. Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight to the death with one another until one survivor remains. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz. Directed by: Gary Ross.
The Watch (2012)
[Red Band Trailer for The Watch] (2:30). Scheduled theatrical release: Jul 27 2012. Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Billy Crudup, Rosemarie DeWitt, Doug Jones, Will Forte. Directed by: Akiva Schaffer.
Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
[Trailer for Bathory: Countess of Blood] (1:29). Scheduled home video release: Jul 24 2012. Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth. Stars: Anna Friel, Karl Roden, Vincent Regan. Directed by: Juraj Jakubisko.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
[Featurette: Premiere] (2:09). Scheduled theatrical release: Jul 20 2012. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine. Directed by: Christopher Nolan.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
[Trailer 4 for The Amazing Spider-Man][France] (1:56). Scheduled theatrical release: Jul 3 2012. A reboot of the Spider-Man story, following Peter Parker as he is developing his super powers in high school. Stars: Andrew Garfield, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field.. May Parker. Directed by: Marc Webb.
Batman: The Animated Series: Volume 3 (2005)
[Trailer for Batman: The Animated Series - Volume 3] (0:49). Scheduled home video release: Jun 19 2012. The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. Stars: Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Loren Lester, Robert Costanzo, Mark Hamill, Richard Moll. Directed by: Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
[Blu-Ray Entire Series Box Set "Wizard's Collection" - Featurette: Weasley][UK] (1:48). Scheduled home video release: Dec 8 2009. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Sean Biggerstaff, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman. Directed by: Chris Columbus.
- [Blu-Ray Entire Series Box Set "Wizard's Collection" - Featurette: Hogwarts Map][UK] (2:06).