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Zombie and Maniac on 4K UHD Blu-ray
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Blue Underground set to release Zombie and Maniac on 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 26th via MVDBlue Underground is proud to present critically acclaimed restorations of ZOMBIE and MANIAC in true 4K Ultra High Definition with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival extras.

"We put a lot of time and work into restoring films like MANIAC and ZOMBIE," said William Lustig, President of Blue Underground. " We're thrilled that fans can now view them at home in true 4K Ultra HD, with Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range and new Dolby Atmos audio mixes."

ZOMBIE
The Dead Are Among Us on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE NEW YORK RIPPER) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!...

Continue reading: Blue Underground set to release Zombie and Maniac on 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 26th via MVD in News.
Developing Virtual Synthesizers with VCV Rack, 1st Edition
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Developing Virtual Synthesizers with VCV Rack, 1st Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Developing Virtual Synthesizers with VCV Rack, 1st Edition.

Developing Virtual Synthesizers with VCV Rack takes the reader step by step through the process of developing synthesizer modules, beginning with the elementary and leading up to more engaging examples. Using the intuitive VCV Rack and its open-source C++ API, this book will guide even the most inexperienced reader to master efficient DSP coding to create oscillators, filters, and complex modules.

Examining practical topics related to releasing plugins and managing complex graphical user interaction, with an intuitive study of signal processing theory specifically tailored for sound synthesis and virtual analog, this book covers everything from theory to practice. With exercises and example patches in each chapter, the reader will build a library of synthesizer modules that they can modify and expand...

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Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announces Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley QuinnThe flock’s all here when “Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” arrives on Digital on March 24. Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood,” “I, Tonya”) reprises her role as the endearingly daring ne’er-do-well Harley Quinn in DC’s “Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.”

Directed by Cathy Yan (“Dead Pigs”) from a script by Christina Hodson (“Bumblebee”), the film is based on characters from DC. The main cast also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“10 Cloverfield Lane,” TV’s “Fargo”) as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell (TV’s “True Blood”) as Black Canary, Rosie Perez (“Fearless,” “Pitch Perfect 2”) as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina (“Argo,” TV’s “Sharp Objects”) as Victor Zsasz, and Ewan McGregor (“Doctor Sleep,” the “Trainspotting” films) as DC Super-Villain Roman Sionis/Black Mask. Newcomer Ella Jay Basco also stars as Cassandra “Cass” Cain in her feature film debut.

“Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” was produced by Robbie, Bryan Unkeless and Sue Kroll. Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman, Geoff Johns, Hans Ritter and David Ayer served as executive producers...

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Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet
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Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand May 26 from LionsgateA fun, fantasy adventure for the whole family and recipient of the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages, Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet will arrive on DVD, Digital, and On Demand May 26 from Lionsgate.

In this heartwarming story, two kids help their new magical friends save their mystical home world from dying and “quickly learn the importance of teamwork and taking care of their planet” (The Dove Foundation). The Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
At his grandmother’s house, Scott and his friend Emily meet Rufus, a swashbuckling, furry creature who begs them to help restore his fading kingdom. Wizard Abbott’s spell book contains the magic healing formula—but Abbott’s ancient nemesis Lilith, posing as Grandmother’s servant, wants the book, too!...

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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, 3rd Edition
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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, 3rd Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, 3rd Edition.

The newly revised third edition of Rick Young’s The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X is the ultimate mentor for getting up and running with Apple’s professional editing software, regardless of your skill level. In this step-by-step, full-color guide, Rick clearly explains the key concepts and essential knowledge needed to edit your project from start to finish, providing clear, time-saving instructions on producing and outputting using Final Cut Pro X.

This new edition includes:
- A thorough introduction to Final Cut Pro X and the philosophy by which the software works
- Complete coverage of the post production process, including setup, importing and organizing media, editing, audio and output...

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Western Digital WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD
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Western Digital's WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD Can Deliver up to 4x the Speed of SATA SSD for Tech Savvy Professionals

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) is capable of delivering up to four times the speed of SATA SSDs with the new WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. The newest member of the award-winning WD Blue portfolio, as well as another performance-focused NVMe SSD, the new drive is purpose-built for content creators and PC users, allowing them to boot faster and work smarter.

Supports the Four Core Storage Demands
Today’s content creators use data storage at ever-increasing rates. Whether it’s working with 4K/8K video, large document files or storage-intensive applications, these digital environments demand reliable performance, durability, speed, and capacity that the NVMe interface can deliver. According to Forward Insights, NVMe is forecast to account for more than 75 percent of the storage shipped in the PC segment by 2021. Leveraging the proven reliability of Western Digital’s NVMe product portfolio, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD is built to address these four core demands, transforming them from pain points to creative productivity.

“Taking an NVMe-first approach can speed up system performance tremendously. This translates to less time waiting on data, so creators can work smarter, not harder, to increase both output and potential income,” said Eric Spanneut, vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, Western Digital...

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Dynabook Portege X30L-G 13.3-inch Laptop
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Dynabook Announces World's Lightest 13.3-inch Laptop With 10th Gen Intel Core Processors - Portégé X30L-G

Dynabook Americas, Inc. (formerly Toshiba America Client Solutions, Inc.), has announced the world’s lightest 13.3-inch laptop with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors in the Portégé® X30L-G. Weighing a mere 1.92 pounds, the world’s lightest 13.3-inch laptop with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors delivers the performance expected from a modern PC. Dynabook loaded the professional-grade Portégé X30L with the following high-performance options including 10th Gen Intel® hexa-core U Series processor, energy-efficient, 470NIT high-brightness IGZO display, Wi-Fi® 6 support and a full-suite of connectivity ports. The Portégé X30L has a battery life rating of up to 14.5 hours on a single charge.

“With the Portégé X30L we continue to set the standard for mobility without comprising performance,” said Philip Osako, vice president, marketing and engineering, Dynabook Americas, Inc. “The Portégé X30L unlocks a world of productivity without weighing you down and is the perfect fit when ultralight isn’t light enough.”

Even as an extremely ultralight laptop, the Portégé X30L is designed to withstand the rigors of mobility via the adoption of a stylish Onyx Blue magnesium alloy chassis. Dynabook engineered the Portégé X30L to meet the US Military (MIL-STD-810G) testing methodology by having...

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Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch
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Samsung Releases Portable SSD T7 Touch - the New Standard in Speed and Security for External Storage DevicesSamsung Electronics America, Inc., has announced the release of its latest external storage device – the Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) T7 Touch – which combines sleek, compact design with the fastest transfer speeds currently available based on the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The new device also elevates data protection to the next level with an additional hardware security measure in the form of a built-in fingerprint sensor.

“Consumers who are constantly on the go between work, play and passion projects want to be able to securely carry their content with them,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Biz Team, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Now their data is secure thanks to the fingerprint recognition functionality incorporated into the product, which delivers industry-leading transfer speeds in a compact form factor.”

Designed for both professional and casual users, Samsung's T7 Touch provides enough capacity to securely store large numbers of pictures, games or 4K/8K videos whether on a PC, tablet, smartphone or game console, as well as...

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FRIDAY THE 13TH 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook
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FRIDAY THE 13TH 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook arrives on May 5th from ParamountRevisit one of the most influential horror movies of all time with the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook of FRIDAY THE 13TH, debuting on May 5, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Originally released on May 9, 1980, FRIDAY THE 13TH captured audiences’ imaginations and permeated our collective psyche. The film spawned one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history with 11 subsequent movies and, 40 years later, the iconic machete-wielding killer continues to haunt, fascinate and terrify new generations.

The FRIDAY THE 13TH Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook features artwork from the original movie poster and includes the uncut, unrated version of the film, as well as access to a digital copy of the original theatrical version. Plus...

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Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained, 1st Edition
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Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained, 1st Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained, 1st Edition.

What makes the difference between great video game animation and the purely functional, and how does this relatively new medium of non-linear animation creation differ from the more traditional fields of film and television? This book de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining every step of the process while providing valuable insights and work philosophies for creating the best game animation for beginners and professionals alike.

Taking readers through a complete game production, this book provides a clear understanding of expectations of the game animator at every stage, featuring game animation fundamentals and...

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The Mask Of Zorro on 4K Ultra HD
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The Mask Of Zorro debuts on 4K Ultra HD May 5th from Sony PicturesSony Pictures has announced that The Mask Of Zorro will debut on 4K Ultra HD May 5th. The film stars Academy Award-Nominee Antonio Banderas and Academy Award Winners Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Synopsis:
When a power-crazed despot schemes to buy California from Mexico, it takes two Zorros--the legendary Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) and his chosen successor Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas), a dashing bandit-turned-hero-- to defeat the tyrant's unscrupulous plans. But can even their combined skills, bravado and derring-do be enough to achieve de la Vega's ultimate goal: revenge against the man who killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter and held him prisoner for twenty years?

BONUS MATERIALS 4K ULTRA HD BONUS MATERIALS:
• Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes...

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Environmental Portraiture, 1st Edition
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Environmental Portraiture: A Complete Guide to the Portrait Photographer's Most Powerful Imaging ToolFocal Press and Routledge have published Environmental Portraiture: A Complete Guide to the Portrait Photographer's Most Powerful Imaging Tool, 1st Edition. This unique book is a photographer’s guide to the powerful medium of the environmental portrait. It explores in lucid detail the many "moving parts" of this imaging style, including the techniques and creative processes that drive some of this genre’s finest contemporary practitioners.

In Environmental Portraiture, author Jim Cornfield puts his readers behind the viewfinder to help them successfully master what he calls "the portrait photographer’s most high-powered tool." In a series of detailed tutorial chaptersand study models,Cornfieldunpacks every practical aspect of the environmental portrait scenario, including research, location scouting, lighting interior and exterior environments, props and wardrobe, lens selection, composition, color, and after-capture.

Along with this wealth of comprehensive nuts-and-bolts information, the book probes the deep structure of environmental portraiture—the blend of a sitter’s backstory with the meaningful visual clues in their surroundings. He introduces such concepts as "portraitcraft," "cognitive weight," and "the ideas and emotions quotient," among the many dimensions of an environmental portrait that create eye-opening revelations about the person in front of your lens...

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LIKE A BOSS on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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LIKE A BOSS arrives on Digital April 7th and on Blu-ray and DVD April 21st from Paramount“Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne are knockdown hilarious” (Julian Roman, MovieWeb) in the “outrageously funny” (Dave Morales, KRIV FOX- Houston) comedy LIKE A BOSS, debuting on Digital April 7, 2020 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 21 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Digital* and Blu-ray releases deliver even more laughs with deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes bonus content featuring interviews with the uproarious ensemble cast.

Best friends, Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives, running their own cosmetics company until a villainous beauty mogul (Salma Hayek) conspires to steal it from under them. When her devious plan drives the besties apart, Mia and Mel learn that sticking together is the only way to turn the tables and take their company back. The beauty business is about to get ugly. The film also stars Jennifer Coolidge and Billy Porter...

Continue reading: LIKE A BOSS arrives on Digital April 7th and on Blu-ray and DVD April 21st from Paramount in News.
The Deuce and Silicon Valley Complete Series on DVD
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The Deuce: The Complete Series and Silicon Valley: The Complete Series debut on DVD May 26 from Warner Bros.Two fan-favorite HBO television series will be available in their entirety when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Silicon Valley: The Complete Series boxset on DVD ($89.99 SRP US / $169.99 SRP Canada) and The Deuce: The Complete Series boxset on DVD ($79.99 SRP US / $109.99 SRP Canada) on May 26, 2020.

Additionally, the Silicon Valley: The Complete Sixth Season DVD and The Deuce: The Complete Third Season DVD will both be available the same day-and-date courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. Warner Archive releases are found at wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

“Following the highly successful run of both Silicon Valley and The Deuce on HBO,” said Rosemary Markson, WHBE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to bring the complete series boxsets of each show to fans this spring so they can relive and collect their favorite show...”

Continue reading: The Deuce: The Complete Series and Silicon Valley: The Complete Series debut on DVD May 26 from Warner Bros. in News.
Paramount Pictures launches new PARAMOUNT PRESENTS Label
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Paramount Pictures launches new PARAMOUNT PRESENTS Label to Celebrate Films from their Expansive LibraryParamount Pictures announced today that it will introduce a new “Paramount Presents” label to recognize and celebrate films from the studio’s vast and storied library. The “Paramount Presents” banner will be used for a new line of collectible Blu-ray Discs™ incorporating a curated selection of enduringly popular movies, as well as films that had a cultural impact upon their release. The label will also be used to bring classic films to select theaters for limited theatrical runs so audiences can experience them again on the big screen.

“Paramount’s library represents over a century of filmmaking and includes some of the greatest films in cinematic history,” said Bob Buchi, president, worldwide home media distribution, Paramount Pictures. “We look forward to opening the vault and sharing some of our most treasured films with fans under the new ‘Paramount Presents’ banner, both in theaters and in our new Blu-ray collection, which has been crafted to offer something special to casual fans, dedicated film enthusiasts, and collectors.” Designed for fans and film lovers...

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