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Tales of Poe DVD Release Party October 26th 7-9PM

Forbidden Planet and Wild Eye Releasing team up once again for a DVD release party of spooky proportions.

Wednesday October 26th from 7-9 get freaky with the cast and crew of Tales of Poe.

Just check out this guest list…

Alan Rowe Kelly Director The Blood Shed
Randy Jones Actor Can’t Stop The Music (The Cowboy from The Village People)
Brewster McCall Actor
Cartier Williams Actor
Joe Quick Actor Horrorween
Joe Zaso Actor Nikos The Impaler
Douglas Rowan Actor
Desiree Gould Actress Sleepaway Camp

Wanna get your Tales of Poe DVD signed by the cast and crew but can’t make it to our release party on October 26th? No sweat. Just order a copy from www.fpnyc.com and we will make sure to get it autographed for you by all guests attending and then we will send it out.

Order link… https://www.fpnyc.com/Tales-of-Poe-DVD/760137882596/DVDs

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Based on the timeless horror works of Edgar Allan Poe. Three of Poe’s most popular stories (The Tell Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado & Dreams) receive unique retellings by directors Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly. A compelling and shocking journey into madness and the macabre, and featuring some of the most beloved final girls in horror movie history from series like Friday the 13th.
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Game of Thrones Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest From Forbidden Planet NYC

Be sure you’re following Forbidden Planet NYC on Twitter. Lots of great stuff over there. Take this sweet Game of Thrones giveaway contest for instance…

ONE grand prize winner will receive all five seasons on Blu-Ray from us. FIVE runners up will receive one random season each. Follow us and RT that sometime before March 18th. Good luck!!!

UPDATE: Here’s a pic of the grand prize sitting on my desk to illustrate just how truly bodacious this giveaway is:

Forbidden Planet contest free giveaway Game of Thrones Blu-Ray DVD

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April 30th Troma Signing with Lloyd Kaufman, Ethan Hurt & Lisa Gaye!

Forbidden Planet is stoked to announce a Troma signing on Thursday April 30th at 7PM! The Troma Team and Ship to Shore Phone Co. are celebrating the release of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Original Soundtrack Lp and the Blu-ray releases of Class of Nuke “Em High Part 2 and The Toxic Avenger part 2!

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Meet Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger), Ethan Hurt (Composer of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Theme), and Lisa Gaye (star of Class of Nuke ‘ Em High 2 & 3, Toxic Avenger 2-4, and many more Troma classiscs!

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As usual we make sure that people across the globe will be able to take part in this event! So pre-order a copy of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High LP, Class of Nuke ‘Em Blu Ray, or Toxic Avenger 2 Blu Ray DVD Combo from www.fpnyc.com and it will be signed by all guests attending our event!

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Troma invades FPNYC and Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 Pre-Order!

We are getting super stoked here at FPNYC for our Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 Blu-Ray/DVD release party. That’s right kids, on Monday March 17th at 6:30 PM meet Director Lloyd Kaufman, as well as the cast and crew of Return To Class of Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 and get your blu-ray or DVD signed for free!

What’s that you say? You can’t make it? What?!?!?!

Well don’t worry cause FP got your back as usual. Pre-order copies now and we will make sure to get them signed for you! All the benefits of coming to the event without having to breath in that horrid Troma aroma.

Pre-order now by clicking on the product name!

Return to Nuke ‘Eh High Vol 1 DVD

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Return to Nuke ‘Eh High Vol 1 Blu-Ray

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For more details check out the facebook event page HERE.

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Zombie eXs Signing

On Friday the 13th of September at Forbidden Planet we’re going to be throwing a strictly one zombie filled release party for the new movie “Zombie eXs.”  For the release we’re going to have director George Smith a bunch of cast (head count to come) and exactly one zombie. Pre-Orders for the movie are up here, and we’ll also be giving away a copy of the soundtrack for free with every DVD, which features tracks from The Piss Shivers, Grindchoir, Shugar and more.

Don’t miss this one folks, I mean how many times do you get to see a zombie live and in person? Won’t get another opportunity like this till they finish that new zoo up in the Bronx.

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COOL AS HELL!

On Saturday March 16th at 6pm Forbidden Planet is throwing a DVD launch party for James Balsamo’s new horror movie COOL AS HELL. Director James Balsamo (Hack Job, I Spill You Guts)and the Acid Bath Production Crew will be in store for signings, as well as the other stars of the film Carmine Capobianco (I Spill Your Guts, Psychos In Love) and Frank Mullen (I Spill Your Guts, Singer of Suffocation)! And if that wasn’t enough for you greedy horror movie fanatics there is going to be a contest to get KILLED (in James’s new movie “Mystery Meat”). Don’t miss the chance to be caught on celluloid in all the glory gore.

OH, and did we mention that a scene in “Cool As Hell” was shot INSIDE of Forbidden Planet? And our very own Matt D plays a very smarmy comic shop employee. Doesn’t sound like him at all right….

Don’t miss this one folks its going to be Horrortastic.

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BATH SALT ZOMBIES in FP!

On Saturday March 9th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “BATH SALT ZOMBIESthe incredibly wild new independent horror film, will be throwing a release party at FORBIDDEN PLANET! The film is brought to you by Aggronautix , featuring Local NYC punk band World War IX.

Members of the band will be on hand with copies of their new EP “Off The Wagon” featuring the Bath Salt Zombies theme song. Guitar player Justin Melkmann will also be showcasing his newest comic book Ear Aches and Eye Sores #4, Melkmann’s Slap in the Face My Obsession with GG Allin has always been a big hit on Forbidden Planet’s indie rack when available.

Aggronautix are the people behind the thrashing  THROBBLEHEADS featuring the legendary likenesses of  everyone’s favorite GG ALLIN, and Jello Biafra!

Also, a VERY limited edition VHS of Bath Salt Zombies will be available at the signing. Collectors of this medium will not want to miss out on this.

From 8 to 9 singer Filth Phil will be recording live in the store for his weekly podcast Dispatches From The Underground so come on down for a chance to be on the show!

Later that night join the band in Brooklyn for a Midnight Screening of Bath Salt Zombies at The Spectacle Theater hosted by the fine folks at Horror Boobs. Spectacle Theater is located at 124 S.3rd Street (near Bedford Ave) Williamsburg, admission is 5 dollars.

Check out the full official press release…

BATH SALT ZOMBIES

NYC Premiere Events  –  March 9th

Signing at Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway – NYC) from 7PM to 9PM

Screening Spectacle Theater (124 S.3rd Street – Williamsburg) at Midnight

with special appearance by
WORLD WAR IX

$5 screening admission includes free download card of killer punk rock soundtrack featuring: The Dwarves, The Meatmen, ANTiSEEN, The Murder Junkies + more!

Balt Salt Zombies is simply a creative and chaotic caper from a pretty prolific artist coming into his own. –  Patrick Dolan, RUE MORGUE

Bath Salt Zombies is a new horror film directed and co-written by Dustin Wayde Mills (Puppet Monster Massacre, Zombie A-Hole, Ballad of Skinless Pete) and produced and co-written by Clint Weiler of Aggronautix. The movie sensationalizes the recent bath salt epidemic and the attacks surrounding them.

On March 9th at Forbidden Planet, starting at 7PM writer/producer Clint Weiler and members of the band World War IX will be on hand for signings. The band will be signing copies of their new EP “Off The Wagon” featuring the Bath Salt Zombies theme song. Guitar player Justin Melkmann will also be showcasing his newest comic book Ear Aches and Eye Sores #4, Melkmann’s Slap in the Face My Obsession with GG Allin has always been a big hit on Forbidden Planet’s indie rack when available.
Also, a VERY limited edition VHS of Bath Salt Zombies will be available at the signing. Collectors of this medium will no doubt want one.
At 8PM, singer Filthy Phil will be recording live in the store for his weekly podcastDispatches From The Underground so come on down for a chance to be on the show.
Later that night join the band in Brooklyn for a Midnight Screening of Bath Salt Zombies at The Spectacle Theater hosted by the fine folks at Horror Boobs. Spectacle Theater is located at 124 S.3rd Street (near Bedford Ave) Williamsburg, admission is 5 dollars.
“Although the film is somewhat of a black comedy, I wanted to portray the real power of drugs in a horror story… Dustin was able to pull it off with ease,” said Weiler who wrote the treatment for the film and worked on the basic characterization.

“It’s off the wall comic book insanity with blood, gore, nudity, martial arts, gunfights, and a mutant jack-chi,” said Mills. “You should check your brain at the door and prepare to have your face melted off.”

SYNOPSIS:

Present day, United States… The bath salts epidemic facing the southern and mid-western US has been stifled by an unprecedented government crackdown. Head shops have been raided and shut down, component imports from the UK, India and China have been completely stopped, and aggressive penalties for users have been instated. This has led to a tremendous amount of surplus stock hidden by black market dealers, and a migration of those dealers (and in turn, users) to the northeast and other areas. In New York City, potent strands have surfaced and have attracted the most devoted bath salt junkies. In an attempt to outsell said strands, a young aspiring chemist has developed and even stronger batch… but something has gone horribly wrong. The new ultra potent bath salt batch has revealed a major side effect… It turns users into violent flesh seeking “zombies.” When the zombies are high on balt salts, they are completely unaware of their actions and they seem to float in and out of consciousness. When they kill / eat people, they are unaware of what has happened when they come down off the drug. The drug is also more addictive than other forms, and users feel the need to stay constantly high due to the fact they become incredibly feeble when sober. They come down HARD.

FACTS ABOUT THE BATH SALT EPIDEMIC:

Traditional “bath salts” consist of a combination of amphetamine-like chemicals, mainly mephedrone, MDPV and methylone. Users of the drug have reported feeling incredibly hot, which is why many get naked (in this case, it gives us cause for female nudity). They also develop superhuman strength (it can take five or six men to restrain them) and become so manic and delusional that the term “excited delirium” is being used by the medical community to describe their mental state. The shocking wave of attacks has sparked fears of a real-life zombie outbreak in the south. This led to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention releasing a statement saying it is not aware of any virus that can cause zombie-like behavior. A spokesman said: “MDPV is an illegal and harmful drug and stiff penalties are in place for people who possess or supply it. Drugs ruin lives which is why we are taking tough action against dealers and criminal gangs and helping people to free themselves from the cycle of dependency.”

STARRING: Brandon Salkil, Josh Eal, Ethan Holey, Dave Parker, Jackie McKown, and more.

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Awesome Turnout for “Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” DVD Release Party!

This past Monday we had Ilko Davidov, the director of “The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics,” and several of the artists from the original comic series in the store! They signed copies of the new DVD as well as their own amazing artwork. Afterwards everyone headed over to the Cinema Village for a screening of the movie. Check out the festivities below!

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“THE STORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMICS” Ticket/DVD Giveaway!

Email RockNRollComics@fpnyc.com for a chance to win 2 tickets to the 4/23 screening of

“The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” as well as a copy of the film on DVD!

The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics charts the short and controversial life of publisher Todd Loren, whose scandalous series of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars enraged and sometimes charmed his subjects, provoked numerous lawsuit threats from the likes of Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses and Skid Row, and eventually led to a landmark First Amendment case, all before he was savagely murdered in 1992. Includes first hand accounts from many of the artists and writers who were inspired and exploited by Loren, along with interviews with Alice Cooper, Mojo Nixon and more.
The directorial debut from filmmaker Ilko Davidov, this documentary examines the life and death of Todd Loren, who gained both acclaim and ridicule for publishing his controversial Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics before being murdered in 1992. Using interviews with the likes of Alice Cooper and Mojo Nixon as well as home-movie footage of Loren, Davidov attempts to shed some light on Loren’s mystery-shrouded slaying.

But before the screening, come to Forbidden Planet NYC and get your DVD signed by our special guests: the director of the film and several artists from the original “Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” books!

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There’s Nothing Out There

It’s Finally here!  Rolfe Kanefsky’s Sci-Fi Horror sleaze-fest There’s Nothing Out There is now on DVD thanks to our good friends Troma.  Why should you care?  Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma crew invaded our sacred Forbidden Planet grounds to film a new intro that is featured on this 20th anniversary DVD.  Check out the intro here…

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Oh yeah… did I forget to mention I’m in the intro.  That’s right little ol’ me, Matt D featured in a official Troma DVD release.  One of my life long dreams come true.  How was I Lloyd, good enough to get a part in the next Toxic Avenger?

So come on down to Forbidden Planet and pick up a copy of There’s Nothing Out There or just get it from our web store… Duh!  Oh, and don’t be shy, I do sign autographs.

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Walking Dead DVD/Blu-ray Pre-order


Last night I finally finished watching AMC’s The Walking Dead television show.  I know I’m way behind, but I don’t have cable and was having a hard time getting to someone’s house, with cable, who also wanted to watch this.  After the first two episodes it just didn’t seem worth the effort to be at a certain place, at a specific time, each week.  Now this had nothing to do with the quality of the show, honestly, I enjoyed what I saw.  I mean how can you not be into zombies like this…

But…  Wait for the home-viewing options I said, and I did, with great anticipation.  I just seem to enjoy TV a lot more when it’s not… well… actually on TV.  Lucky was I to walk in on my roommates watching it on Zune last night.  So yeah I finished it and I really dug it, in-fact I even enjoyed the parts I already saw more this time around.  My only real complaint is there was not enough Michael Rooker.  I have a feeling this may not be the case in future seasons.

So I will have to make sure to get the DVD (yes, I occasionally do buy DVD’s) when it comes out on March 8th cause you know I gotta see all the bonus features and deleted scenes and what not.   For your convenience  both the DVD and Blu-ray editions of Season 1 are up on our site (www.fpnyc.com) for pre-order at a killer price.  Even more convenient is the fact that I linked the product pages to the words DVD and Blu-ray in the last sentence, and this one for that matter.  While you’re at it check out the rest of The Walking Dead stuff we got, cause we gots alot… t-shirts, comics, graphic novel collections in soft and hardcover editions.  So make an effort, pre-order the DVD, read the comic, and most importantly… survive!

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Is There A Porco Rosso Sequel?

Life, if done right, is long. It is also full of unfair twists. We start it off as mindless eating machines that get to take naps, everybody loves and wants to hold, and we get all our meals through breastfeeding. Six Flags! We end our tenure on Earth as interesting, battle scarred individuals that no one wants to talk to and who are routinely ignored for the new and unusual. Two flags.

I, and many of you other travelers, am/are “Middle Aged.” I’ve been around enough now that younger people call me “Mr.” and try to avoid listening to me, while at the same time they have to admire things I’ve done or powers I’ve accumulated.

Where am I going with this?

Well, it was recently announced by Hayao Miyazaki, “Mr. Totoro” himself, that we might get a Porco Rosso sequel! HOORAY!

QUESTION 1: What is Porco Rosso?

Pocco Rosso is an amazing animated film which, on the surface is about high flying adventure in dog-fighting seaplanes in the tense political climate of the Mediterranean Sea between World Wars, but which is actually about being middle aged. Specifically this aspect of Porco Rosso is about looking forward and looking back.

Did I mention the main character is a human pig because of a death curse from a bi-plane duel? Did I mention there are cute girls, handsome pilots, and more air pirates than you could shake a stick at? It is one of the best animated films from one of the best animated film directors of all time. Continue reading

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