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The Game Audio Strategy Guide: A Practical Course
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The Game Audio Strategy Guide: A Practical Course, 1st Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published The Game Audio Strategy Guide: A Practical Course, 1st Edition.

The Game Audio Strategy Guide is a comprehensive text designed to turn both novices and experienced audio designers into technical game audio pros. Providing both a theoretical foundation and practical insights, The Game Audio Strategy Guide offers a thorough look at the tools and methods needed to create industry-quality music and sound design for games.

The text is supported by an extensive companion website, featuring numerous practical tutorials and exercises, which allows the reader to gain hands-on experience creating and implementing audio assets for games...

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Bong Joon Ho's PARASITE on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Bong Joon Ho's PARASITE on Digital Now and on Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 28 from Universal PicturesA volatile, symbiotic relationship between the uber-wealthy and the have-nots comes into full display in PARASITE, arriving on 4K Ultra HD Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and NEON. Proclaimed as “wickedly clever” (GQ) and “the definition of a must-see experience” (The Atlantic), PARASITE is a riveting, genre-bending thriller that combines masterful filmmaking with a fresh look at class discrimination, making it “a flat-out masterpiece” (Deadline). Hailed as “the best work yet from master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho (Okja, Snowpiercer)” (Awards Circuit), who directed and co-wrote the film alongside Han Jin Won (Okja), fans can now delve deep into the mind of Bong, and the symbolism behind PARASITE with an exclusive Q&A bonus feature with the acclaimed director. The captivating PARASITE has made history as the first Korean film to be nominated for an Oscar®. It has garnered six Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, Best Production Design and Best Editing, a 2020 SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and was the winner of the 2020 Golden Globe® for Best Foreign Film. Additionally, the film has racked up over an astonishing 100 award nominations to date.

Featuring incredible must-see performances from the entire cast including...

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War from Rebellion
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Bite into the 101 for Zombie Army 4: Dead War from RebellionThe shambling monstrosities at Rebellion have released a blood-curdling 101 Trailer for ZOMBIE ARMY 4: DEAD WAR, featuring over six minutes of brand new footage from the upcoming alternate history co-op shooter.

The 101 Trailer features tons of new reveals including never-before-seen enemies, special abilities, weapons, levels and locations, as well as the bigger and more challenging Horde Mode. It’s the perfect introduction to the undead-slaying madness of Zombie Army 4.

The trailer details the brand new story campaign for 1-4 players coming to Zombie Army 4, taking players to 1946 Italy and beyond. Despite the defeat of the undead Führer, his reanimated hordes continue to wreak havoc across Europe, and a sinister plan is lurking in the darkness…

The 101 Trailer also provides...

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WARRIORS OF THE NATION on Blu-ray and Digital
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WARRIORS OF THE NATION arrives on Digital and Blu-ray February 18 from Well Go USAAfter the Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese army tries to once again gain control in China by hiring a secret organization, The White Lotus Society, to kidnap the military minister. Wong Fei-Hung and his disciples must stop this attack to prevent another war from starting in the martial arts action epic WARRIORS OF THE NATION, debuting on Digital and Blu-ray™ February 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Directed by Marco Mak (chief editor on the iconic film Once Upon a Time in China) featuring classic, over the top, old school martial arts, WARRIORS OF THE NATION stars Wenzhuo Zhao (Once Upon a Time in China franchise, True Legend), cinema newcomer Lubing Li, Miya Muqi (The Monkey King 2) and Kenya Sawada (Street Fighter).

Synopsis:
At the end of the Sino-Japanese War, a top military officer, Zhang Zhidong, is kidnapped in the middle of the night by a militant organization called the White Lotus Society...

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A QUIET PLACE Mondo X Steelbook 4K Ultra HD Combo
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A QUIET PLACE Mondo X Steelbook 4K Ultra HD Combo arrives on March 10, 2020 from ParamountDirector John Krasinski’s sensationally gripping smash hit A QUIET PLACE arrives in a brand new, collectible Mondo X Steelbook 4K Ultra HD Combo on March 10, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Relive the incredible tension and suspense of the original thriller before its highly anticipated sequel debuts in theaters on March 20th.

This Mondo X SteelBook collaboration features exclusive artwork inspired by Matt Ryan Tobin’s atmospheric poster highlighting the film’s iconic red string lights. The 4K Ultra HD Combo includes behind-the-scenes footage exploring the exceptionally unique sound design, the riveting visual effects, and how the cast and crew created the movie’s distinctive atmosphere both on set and on film. The 4K Ultra HD Disc also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack and Dolby Vision™.

The Blu-ray in the 4K Ultra HD Combo includes over 30 minutes of bonus content:...

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Hunter's Moon on DVD, Digital, and On Demand
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Hunter's Moon arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 24 from LionsgateA home invasion thriller with unexpected horror twists and turns, Hunter’s Moon arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 24 from Lionsgate.

From director Michael Caissie and an executive producer of Live Free or Die Hard, 16 Blocks, and Hostage and starring Thomas Jane, Jay Mohr, and Sean Patrick Flanery, the Hunter’s Moon DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Thomas Jane (The Mist) and Jay Mohr (Suicide Kings) star in this chilling home invasion horror thriller. When their parents leave town, three teenage girls decide to throw a party in their new country home.

But...

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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.

Along with the book is a companion website...

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FIRST LOVE on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Takashi Miike's FIRST LOVE arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Feb. 11 from Well Go USAProlific auteur Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins) is at his most fun and anarchic with the noir-tinged violent yakuza film FIRST LOVE, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD February 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The wild, genre-blending story follows a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. FIRST LOVE stars Masataka Kubota (13 Assassins), Sakurako Konishi (Fancy) and Shota Sometaniin (Legend of the Demon Cat).

Synopsis:
When a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza, Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka Kubota), and a disturbed drug addicted call girl, Monica (Sakurako Konishi), find themselves innocently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs. Over the course of the increasingly ludicrous night, the two fall passionately in love, while the hail of bullets and blood fall quietly in the background. From prolific auteur Takashi Miike...

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Insightful Drama About Immigration COMPLICITY on DVD
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Insightful Drama About Immigration COMPLICITY arrives on DVD and Digital Jan. 21 from Film MovementCOMPLICITY, The Drama from Japanese Director Kei Chikaura, an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Culinary Cinema Section at the Berlinale, Arrives on DVD with the Bonus Short Film "About Bintou" from Director Dezhou Li.

SYNOPSIS
Chen Liang (Lu Yulai), a young Chinese immigrant illegally living in Japan, buys a fake ID and cell phone on the black market. When he receives a call about a job, he blindly accepts the offer. Chen, now assuming the identity of Liu Wei, ends up working as an apprentice in a family-run soba restaurant. As he acclimates to his new life, he forms a strong bond with his sagely mentor (Tatsuya Fuji, In the Realm of the Senses) and finds happiness in a budding romance with a local artist, but the constant threat of deportation looms large over him. Director Kei Chikaura's moving and insightful feature debut offers a rare inside view of life as a marginalized immigrant in Japan.
           
Gary McConnachie of the Daily Record writes, "This isn't merely a film about immigrants. This is a film about the beauty of the human condition...

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New Yari Film Group titles from MVD Entertainment
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MVD Entertainment is Proud to Announce a Second Slate of Releases from The Yari Film GroupMVD acquires additional titles from the Bob Yari catalog for their "Rewind" and "Marquee" collections. Titles include Bob Yari's film debut Mind Games starring Maxwell Caufield and Edward Albert for the MVD Rewind Collection, along with four films to add to the MVD Marquee Collection including First Snow starring Guy Pearce and J.K. Simmons, Mark Rydell's drama Even Money starring Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, Danny Devito and Ray Liotta, Haven starring Orlando Bloom, Zoe Saldana and Anthony Mackie and Possession starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The deal was negotiated by Eric D. Wilkinson for MVD Entertainment and Moonstone Entertainment on behalf of the Yari Film Group.

MIND GAMES: Making its debut on physical media on Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD and digital on February 11, 2020 comes Director Bob Yari's feature directorial debut Mind Games. Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Empire Records) stars in this taut psychological thriller about a family's battle for survival against a cruel, scheming stranger...

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GREGORY'S GIRL on Blu-ray for the First Time
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GREGORY'S GIRL on Blu-ray for the First Time January 28 from Film MovementFollowing an 8-game losing streak, a desperate (and sexist) Glasgow school soccer team coach reluctantly accepts hotshot female player Dorothy (Dee Hepburn, who trained six weeks for the role). Although demoted to goalie, teenage knucklehead Gregory (John Gordon Sinclair), falls hard for his new teammate. Prodded by the advice of his smart-mouthed 10-year-old sister, Madeline, (Allison Forster), he does make his move, but there are behind-the-scenes feminine conspiracies en route.

Perhaps the biggest sleeper hit of the 1980s, Gregory's Girl was made on the proverbial shoestring, but turned a 64,000 percent profit, with Forsyth's screenplay winning the British Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1982. It would later be voted #30 in the BFI's list of 100 greatest British films of the 20th century.

Gregory's Girl was Glasgow-born Forsyth's second feature film...

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Music Documentary 16 BARS on DVD
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16 BARS arrives on DVD on February 7th via MVD Entertainment16 BARS is a documentary that explores a unique rehabilitation effort in a Virginia jail that encourages inmates to write and record original music. In a makeshift recording studio located in the Richmond City Jail, four men collaborate with Grammy-winning recording artist Speech (Arrested Development) on an album behind bars. As the creative process forces each of these men to confront their painful pasts, it also opens new doors to their futures.

16 BARS is a look behind the U.S. criminal justice system's revolving door, and at the issues of incarceration, rehabilitation, recidivism, and the cycle's inevitable connection to homelessness.

Two-time Grammy-winner Speech Thomas is widely considered one of the godfathers of conscious hip-hop. His band Arrested Development's 1993 debut album "3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of..." went quadruple platinum and achieved what few thought was possible at the time, establishing an Afrocentric alternative to gangster rap that was commercially viable...

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FORD V FERRARI on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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FORD V FERRARI arrives on Digital Jan. 28 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 11 from FoxMatt Damon and Golden Globe® Nominee Christian Bale star in this “thunderously exciting” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) film based on the remarkable true story about Ford Motor Company’s attempt to create the world’s fastest car. American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), together battled corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, critics and fans alike have raved about this epic underdog tale that will keep your heart pounding from start to finish. Add FORD V FERRARI to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere January 28 and buy it on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 11 to add a piece of history to your film collection...

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QUEEN & SLIM on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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QUEEN & SLIM arrives on Digital Feb. 18 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD March 3 from Universal PicturesFrom Emmy Award®-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s “Master of None”) and Grammy Award®-winning director Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s “Formation” and Nike’s “Equality”), comes the unflinching new drama, QUEEN & SLIM, arriving on Digital February 18, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 3, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “urgent and beautiful” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press) and “simply gorgeous” (Cate Young, Jezebel), QUEEN & SLIM is a timely and powerful love story that confronts the staggering toll of racism where it meets the shattering price of violence.

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther) and Jodie Turner-Smith (“The Last Ship, “Nightflyers”) bring QUEEN & SLIM to life as the titular characters. Kaluuya and Turner-Smith are accompanied by outstanding supporting performances from Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo,” Spider-Man: Homecoming), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry, “Big Love”), legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea (Baby Driver, Boy Erased), American country singer, Sturgill Simpson (The Dead Don’t Die, “One Dollar”) and Indya Moore (“Pose,” Saturday Church). QUEEN & SLIM comes from production company Makeready.

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates...

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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games
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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games, 2nd Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games, 2nd Edition.

Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. This new edition includes two new chapters: The Modern Age, and a chapter on Indies and Mobile CRPGs.

The new modern age chapter will cover, among other topics, Kickstarter/FIG crowdfunded projects such as Torment: Tides of Numenera and Pillars of Eternity. It'll also bring the book up to date with major games such as Dragon Age, Witcher, Skyrim. Expanded info in first chapter about educational potential of CRPGs. Color figures will be introduced for the first time.

Key Features include:...

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