New trailers and clips this week: The Backstory of Oz, a fiery princess, ordinary joes fighting aliens, and more.
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
[Theatrical Trailer][pre] (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.
The Day (2011)
[Trailer for The Day] (1:54). Scheduled home video release: Nov 27 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.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers : The Complete Series (1993)
[Trailer for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series] (1:16). Scheduled home video release: Nov 20 2012. A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited and try save Angel Grove from the evil witch Rita Repulsa and later Lord Zedd Emperor of all he sees and their horde of monsters. Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, Paul Schrier, Jason Narvy, Barbara Goodson, Amy Jo Johnson, Jason David Frank, Richard Genelle, Robert Axelrod, Kerrigan Mahan. Directed by: Terence H. Winkless and others.
[Clip: Brawl][pre] (1:14). Scheduled home video release: Nov 13 2012. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson. Directed by: Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews.
- [Clip: Wisps][pre] (1:12).
- [Clip: Suitors][pre] (1:31).
- [Clip: Archery][pre] (1:28).
- [Clip: Potion Making][pre] (1:06).
- [Clip: Fergus Shares a Legend][pre] (0:51).
- [Clip: Advice to Elinor][pre] (0:57).
The Watch (2012)
[Trailer for The Watch] (1:31). Scheduled home video release: Nov 13 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.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2012)
[Trailer for Kung Fu Panda Holiday] (1:18). Scheduled home video release: Nov 6 2012. Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations. Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Jack McBrayer, Dan Fogler, Jackie Chan. Directed by: Tim Johnson.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
[Featurette: A Multitude of Drops][UK] (6:19). Scheduled theatrical release: Oct 26 2012. An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Stars: Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, Keith David, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, James D'Arcy, Gotz Otto, Zhu Zhu. Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.
- [Featurette: A Multitude of Drops] (6:19).
Alien Dawn (2012)
[Trailer for Alien Dawn] (1:10). Scheduled home video release: Oct 16 2012. It's the dawn of destruction, and giant alien machines are enslaving and feeding off humanity. It's up to the few remaining survivors to band together and form an armed militia that will be the last stand against total extinction. Stars: Brooke Lewis, Tiffany Adams. Directed by: Neil Johnson.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: [Blu-Ray + Digital Copy] (1982)
[TV Spot: Post] (0:31). Scheduled home video release: Oct 9 2012. A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet. Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, K.C. Martel, C. Thomas Howell, Erika Eleniak. Directed by: Steven Spielberg.
- [Featurette: Theme Song] (1:47).
Transformers: Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue (2011)
[Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots - Roll to the Rescue] (0:40). Scheduled home video release: Oct 2 2012. The Rescue Bots are Transformers that work with a family of heroes to rescue humans from disasters. These non-violent Transformer stories are aimed at preschool viewers. Stars: Lacey Chabert, Elan Garfias, Maurice LaMarche, Jason Marsden, Shannon McKain. Directed by: Frank Molieri.
Fantasy Island: The Complete Second Season (1978)
[Trailer for Fantasy Island: The Complete Second Season] (1:38). Scheduled home video release: Sep 25 2012. Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested. Stars: Ricardo Montalbán, Hervé Villechaize. Directed by: Earl Bellamy and others.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: [Collectors Edition Blu-Ray] (1982)
[Trailer for Halloween III: Season of the Witch] (2:02). Scheduled home video release: Sep 18 2012. A large Halloween mask-making company has plans to kill millions of American children with something sinister hidden in Halloween masks. Stars: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Ralph Strait, Michael Currie, Jadeen Barbor. Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
[Trailer 2 for Deep Blue Sea] (2:20). Scheduled home video release: Jul 24 2012. Scientists, hoping for a cure for Alzheimer's disease, alter the DNA of a couple sharks with disastrous consequences as the sharks start fighting back. Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Saffron Burrows, Stellan Skarsgard, LL Cool J, Wayne Knight, Michael Rapaport, Thomas Jane. Directed by: Renny Harlin.
Sector 7 (2012)
[Trailer for Sector 7] (2:41). Scheduled home video release: Jun 26 2012. The film depicts the crew of an oil drillship that battles a sea monster that has been transformed by a virus. Starring: Ji-won Ha, Sung-kee Ahn, Ji-ho Oh. Stars: Ji-won Ha, Sung-kee Ahn, Ji-ho Oh, Ae-ryeon Cha. Directed by: Ji-hoon Kim.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
[Clip: Chimera][UK] (1:17). Scheduled home video release: Jun 26 2012. Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. Stars: Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell. Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
[Trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory] (2:26). Scheduled home video release: Jan 31 2012. Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of a candy factory, decides to open up his factory to five lucky kids who won a contest by finding golden tickets in his candy bars. As the tour progresses, each kid succumbs to a temptation of their weaknesses except for Charlie Bucket, an innocent child whose family has grown up in poverty in the shadow Willy Wonka's monstrous factory. Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, David Kelly, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Missi Pyle, Christopher Lee. Directed by: Tim Burton.