Saturday, April 16, 2016


Paramount just announced that a director's cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is coming to Blu-ray on June 7th. Along with the extended Hi-def cut, the set will include the theatrical version, commentary tracks by the director, storyboards, and various documentary features. Beam me up! What about that cover? Looks a bit like a steelbook design or a new comic book. Hopefully the studio will choose to go with a more classic movie poster look in the end? More info at Blu-ray

Friday, April 8, 2016


Just announced! Dynamite Entertainment will publish a beautiful new coffee table book in October that explores the art and graphics of Atari! The 350-page collection will include rare artwork and artifacts, behind-the-scenes stories from the original artists and designers, and a foreword by author Ernie Cline (Ready Player One). Press release: "Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. The Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. Co-written by Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life! Includes a special Foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernst Cline, author of Armada and Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Whether you're a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced! "For me, revisiting the beautiful artwork presented in this book is almost as good as taking a trip in Doc Brown's time machine back to that halcyon era at the dawn of the digital age. But be warned, viewing these images may leave you with an overwhelming desire to revisit the ancient pixelated battlefields they each depict as well."- from the Foreword by Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE." More info at the Art of Atari website, Amazon, and USA Today. Enjoy! If you enjoy vintage spy shows and 60s design, visit my SPY VIBE site- now nearing two million visits!

Sunday, April 3, 2016


New release: Airwolf- The Complete Series is coming to Blu-ray! Jan-Michael Vincent stars as Stringfellow Hawke, a reclusive renegade pilot who's assigned to top-secret missions for the CIA by the mysterious Archangel (Alex Cord). Hawke's weapon of choice is the high-tech battle helicopter of the future, Airwolf. Loaded with cutting-edge surveillance equipment and unbelievable firepower, Airwolf takes Hawke and his friend Dominic (Ernest Borgnine) around the globe in search of dangerous international spies and criminals. This 14-disc collection hits stores on May 3rd. Info at Amazon. Hear author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One) read his collection of spoken word, Ultraman is Airwolf, at his website here. Enjoy!