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FRITZ LANG'S INDIAN EPIC 4K Restoration
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FRITZ LANG'S INDIAN EPIC 4K Restoration arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Dec. 10 from Film MovementAfter more than two decades of exile in Hollywood, master filmmaker Fritz Lang triumphantly returned to his native Germany to direct a lavish two-part serialized cliffhanger from a story he co-authored almost forty years earlier: 1959's THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR and THE INDIAN TOMB, which together would become known as FRITZ LANG'S INDIAN EPIC.

A cinematic link between the classic silent serials and the modern action/adventures of Indiana Jones and The Mummy, FRITZ LANG'S INDIAN EPIC was the director's penultimate work. Operating outside the Hollywood system and given more freedom and resources than he had seen in years, Lang returned to remake the exotic adventure The Indian Tomb, which he originally helped to pen in 1921 but didn't have the opportunity to direct himself. With breathtaking location shoots, a large international cast, elaborate sets and a jungle's worth of danger and treachery, Lang crafted a blend of evocative images and montage that, in the twilight of his career, once again proved him a virtuoso of film form...

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Dance Music Manual, 4th Edition
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Dance Music Manual, 4th Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published the Dance Music Manual, 4th Edition.

Dance Music Manual, aimed at the novice and seasoned professional alike, takes the reader through the software and hardware needed to create original, captivating, and professional sounding music.

Key features of Dance Music Manual include:

- How to create compelling, professional-sounding original or remixed dance tracks.
- The differences between different genres and how to produce them.
- How to expose your tracks to their chosen audience and equip you with the skills to develop your career as a dance music producer and engineer...

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Kenny Rogers: The Gambler's Last Deal DVD plus CD
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Kenny Rogers: The Gambler's Last Deal DVD plus CD Package debuts Dec. 13 from MVD EntertainmentKenny Rogers is a true living legend of classic country music. His final tour, titled The Gambler's Last Deal, celebrates that career and the scope of his talent from his very first recording made when he was in school, through his time with The First Edition, then on to his amazing solo years.

The Gambler's Last Deal is more than just a concert. It's a musical journey of Kenny's life, compered by Kenny of course, complete with track after track of all his hits, archive footage, music videos and past concert performances from Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Dottie West.

Filmed at the legendary London Palladium in 2017 at the end of his final world tour and combined with live footage from numerous other venues on the tour, the concert spans an impressive six-decade career that established Kenny as a top recording artist with 150 million records sold worldwide.

Ever the master storyteller, Kenny builds a strong rapport with his captivated audience...

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Design for Motion, 2nd Edition
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Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design, 2nd Ed from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design, 2nd Edition. Combining art and design principles with creative storytelling and professional savvy, this book covers everything a serious motion designer needs to make their artistic visions a reality and confidently produce compositions for clients.

In this updated second edition of Design for Motion, author Austin Shaw explores the principles of motion design, teaching readers how to creatively harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design products. Lessons are augmented by illustrious full-color imagery and practical exercises, allowing you to put the techniques covered into immediate practical context. Industry leaders, pioneers, and rising stars contribute their professional perspectives, share personal stories, and provide visual examples of their work...

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New UAG OnePlus 7T Rugged Cases
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UAG Adds New Rugged Cases to OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro CollectionUrban Armor Gear, creator of lightweight mobile device cases, introduced their popular Plasma Series for the new OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro.

The Plasma Series is a sleek and lightweight case that meets rigorous military drop test standards. Crafted with a composite construction, scratch-resistant skid pads, the Plasma Series offers incredibly tough protection with a softer, more flexible grip.

UAG's latest MIL-SPEC cases protect all the impressive elements of the 7T and 7T Pro features like the AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, and 48 MP tri-camera with 3x optical zoom.

"We're proud to continue expanding the UAG product line with cases that cater to OnePlus fans," said Kaila Vandermey, Senior Marketing Manager at UAG...

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Jedi in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on PS4, Xbox, PC
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Become a Jedi in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Today Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Respawn Entertainment and Lucasfilm released the highly anticipated story-driven action adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order follows Cal Kestis, played by Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless), on an incredible journey packed with memorable companions, nefarious villains, diverse planets, thrilling lightsaber combat, impressive Force abilities and cinematic moments, all within the much beloved Star Wars™ galaxy.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now available worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin and Steam. Also, as announced earlier, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now available on the Epic Games Store, expanding the number of options that players have to jump into this new Star Wars adventure.

“Working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been a dream come true for me and many people on the team,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director at Respawn Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to get the game into the hands of fans worldwide so they can live out the ultimate fantasy of becoming a Jedi...

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Color Grading 101: Getting Started Color Grading
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Color Grading 101: Getting Started Color Grading for Editors, Cinematographers, Directors, and Aspiring Colorists, 1st EditionFocal Press and Routledge have published Color Grading 101: Getting Started Color Grading for Editors, Cinematographers, Directors, and Aspiring Colorists, 1st Edition.

Written both for students and working professionals, this book walks readers step-by-step through the foundations of color grading for projects of any size, from music videos and commercials to full-length features.

In this clear, practical, and software-agnostic guide, author Charles Haine introduces readers to the technical and artistic side of color grading and color correction. Color Grading 101 balances technical chapters like color-matching, mastering, and compression with artistic chapters like contrast/affinity, aesthetic trends, and building a color plan...

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ABOMINABLE on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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ABOMINABLE arrives on Digital Dec. 3 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand Dec. 17 from Universal PicturesDreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production ABOMINABLE is a magical action-packed adventure for the whole family; with a 95% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, critics are calling this new animated classic “pure magic” (Dave Morales, Fox TV Houston). Yi, Everest and the gang come home just in time for the holidays on Digital December 3, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand December 17, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Boasting the biggest opening for an original animated film this year, ABOMINABLE is “an epic, colorful journey home. Beautiful and exhilarating to behold” (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times). The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions feature tons of fun bonus content including 2 original shorts, deleted scenes, and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

This magical journey is brought to life with the voice talents of Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story”), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Tenzing Norgay Trainor (“Liv and Maddie”), Albert Tsai (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Tsai Chin (The Joy Luck Club) and Michelle Wong (“Scandal”). It is written and directed by Jill Culton (Open Season, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc.) and co-directed by Todd Wilderman (Open Season 2). The film is...

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New Canon imageRUNNER and imageCLASS Printers
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Canon U.S.A. Releases New Desktop Laser Printers to Aid Productivity - New imageRUNNER and imageCLASS ModelsOn a quest to increase office efficiency, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the availability of new imageCLASS and imageRUNNER multifunction printers (MFPs) and single function printers (SFPs). These new models, when implemented into compatible fleet environments, can provide customers the ability to better optimize their print-related activity in scenarios where device footprint, user experience, security features and total cost of ownership are primary considerations.

The six new black-and-white models well complement the existing Canon A3 and A4 portfolio; models include the imageRUNNER 1643iF (MFP), imageRUNNER 1643i (MFP), imageRUNNER1643P (SFP), and imageCLASS MF449dw (MFP), imageCLASS LBP325dn (SFP), and imageCLASS LBP228dw (SFP). All support standard letter- and legal-sized printing (A4) with print speeds up to 40 and 45 pages-per-minute1 and are great in industries like education and healthcare, where space is often limited but productivity needs are typically high.

"Our evolving A4 lineup reflects our goal to provide customers with the products that best suit their specific needs and applications in today's transforming office environments, some of which recently adapted to implement distributed workflows," says Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc...

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Reallusion Cartoon Animator 4.1
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Cartoon Animator 4.1 Opens Roundtrip Creativity with PSD Tools and WACOM TabletsCartoon Animator (CTA), recognized among the easiest 2D animation software, is releasing the new updated version 4.1 which opens to all mainstream PSD tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Krita, Affinity, Clip Studio and Photopea. Users of these PSD tools and WACOM tablets can now swiftly turn their creative concepts into animation using their original processes via Cartoon Animator.

“Reallusion enables artists with a clean, roundtrip workflow between digital content creation tools and Cartoon Animator,” said John C. Martin, VP of Product Marketing, Reallusion. “Now, the mutual connection between Cartoon Animator and mainstream PSD tools enables users to simultaneously work on their concept art and drive it to a final look while animating from even initial sketches. That means that through every stage of art from doodles to production there is an opportunity to send your drawings to Cartoon Animator already auto-rigged for animation and then return to edit the PSD and roundtrip to CTA without losing a single keyframe animation...”

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2nd Chance For Christmas on DVD and Digital
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Cinedigm Acquires The Modern-Day Holiday Film 2ND CHANCE FOR CHRISTMASCinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) has announced the acquisition of Cinetel Films’ holiday film 2ND CHANCE FOR CHRISTMAS starring Brittany Underwood (‘Days of our Lives’, Game Change), Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day, Kill Bill Vol. 1) and Tara Reid (American Pie 1 & 2). Cinedigm will distribute the film in the US and Canada that is scheduled to release on Digital on November 19 followed by the DVD release on December 3, 2019.

From the Daytime Emmy Award winning director Christopher Ray and written by Danny Max & Scott Thomas Reynold, 2ND CHANCE FOR CHRISTMAS is a modern-day adaptation of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” that transforms the classic into a holiday film for a whole new generation. The all-star cast also includes Mark McGrath (The Last Sharknado: It's About Time, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser), Jim O'Heir (Bad Times at the El Royale, The Last Whistle), Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck”, Maybe I’m Fine) and Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little).

2ND CHANCE FOR CHRISTMAS follows Chance Love (Brittany Underwood) who is living the dream of millions of aspiring singers with...

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New Bowers & Wilkins 2019 Wireless Headphones
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Bowers & Wilkins introduces cutting-edge line of wireless headphonesWireless Headphones can create your own slice of personal, immersed space – whether it's while you travel, work or play. Yet most headphones either lack the technology knowhow to enable a true "soundstage" listening experience or prioritize being a fashion accessory over sound quality. Now, Bowers & Wilkins' world-renowned audio engineers unveil their newest line of 2019 headphones, designed from the ground up with the same exacting acoustic standards as our legendary 50-year speakers heritage – in a range of designs to fit your listening needs.

Each pair starts with custom-designed drivers developed specifically for each headphone wearing style, from the 43mm drivers in the top-of-the line Over-Ear PX7, to the exclusive dual hybrid drivers in the sporty In-Ear PI3. "This unique application of our proprietary driver technology, when coupled with the new and cutting edge Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive audio codec, creates the most realistic, high-fidelity soundstage of any headphone on the market, reproducing sound just as it was created in the studio," says Tim Johnston, SVP & GM of Headphone Business Unit. "We've worked extremely hard to create a line of headphones that deliver music the way the artists intended it to be heard." Bowers & Wilkins headphones will be the first commercially available aptX Adaptive sync devices...

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Beats Solo Pro Noise-Cancelling On-Ear Headphones
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Beats Solo Pro Noise-Cancelling On-Ear Headphones: An Unparalleled Audio Experience for All-Day UseBeats by Dr. Dre (Beats) debuts Solo Pro, its first on-ear, noise-cancelling headphone. With Beats’ most advanced acoustic technologies, upgraded ergonomics for optimal comfort and all-new features like Transparency, Apple Audio Sharing and fold-to-power, Solo Pro enables immersive sound in a user-friendly package for whatever is on the schedule each day.

“The Solo form factor is incredibly popular, with over 30 million sold to date,” said Luke Wood, president of Beats by Dre. “Beats created Solo Pro to bring much needed innovation to the on-ear headphone market. With phenomenal acoustics, multiple listening modes and a progressive design, Solo Pro joins recently launched Powerbeats Pro as part of the next generation of Beats products.”

Sound and Design
Solo Pro builds upon Solo3 Wireless’ award-winning sound profile with an evolved acoustic platform to drive improved performance. A refined driver with optimized diaphragm geometries contributes an exceptional frequency response with lower total harmonic distortion. Two beam-forming microphones and an updated speech-detecting accelerometer provide remarkable audio quality for voice and video calls and enhanced voice pickup for “Hey Siri” functionality. Overall, this redesigned platform delivers high-quality performance with reduced distortion and balanced tonality across the frequency curve to drive an emotive listening experience...

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New UAG Huawei Mate 30 Plasma Series Cases
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UAG Introduces New Protective Cases for Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 ProUrban Armor Gear, creator of lightweight mobile device cases, introduced their new line of Plasma Series cases designed for the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.

Crafted with a composite construction and scratch-resistant skid pads, the Plasma Series offers incredibly tough protection with a softer, more flexible grip. The series complements and protects the impressive features of the Mate 30 and 30 Pro, including the sizable ultra-curved OLED screen, sleek glass and metal design, and Leica camera hardware.

"UAG is excited to deliver trusted protection for the next generation of Mate devices," said Kaila Vandermey, Senior Marketing Manager at UAG."The new Mate devices from Huawei are made for people on the move who expect a lot from their phone, and the UAG Plasma Series is the optimal choice to protect their investment..."

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Electronic Arts Games coming to Steam
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Electronic Arts and Valve Announce Partnership to Bring EA Access Subscription and EA Games to SteamElectronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Valve have announced a partnership to put EA games into the hands of players on Steam. EA Access will launch on Steam next spring, giving players another place to subscribe to a great collection of EA games and member benefits on PC. The first new EA game launching on Steam will arrive on November 15, when the eagerly anticipated title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™, debuts worldwide. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available to pre-order on Steam now.

“This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “Through our subscription, great games and more, we’re excited to bring players in the Steam and Origin communities together with access to the best games, whenever and wherever they want to play.”

“This is a good day for gamers,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell...

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