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Paragon: The Shadow Wars

Action superstar Danny Trejo stars in Pikchure Zero Entertainment’s new sci-fi action series Paragon: The Shadow Wars.  

Synopsis

In a world where Reapers take souls and demons bargain with humans for their place in the food chain, a new descendent named Jael has emerged. After centuries of civil unrest in the real world, a new war is waging amongst those who are seeking to create a new after-life and Jael finds herself in the middle of it. She must venture into the dark world of Soul Reaping and embrace her new role as the Paragon.  

Franziska Schissler, Dilan Gwyn, Khu, and Justin Price also star in the series. Currently out to networks, the project will be a 7-episode first season, with each 43-minute episode fixing on the human race dealing with the obliteration of Heaven.  

Paragon is a sci-fi action series that follows the different factions of society as they deal with Heaven’s destruction. With only a small piece of the after-life to live for, everyone from Death himself is fighting to claim the Elysian for themselves. 

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“We have always loved the Sci-fi fantasy genre, and we wanted to create a series that explored one of the most intriguing questions of humanity. Where do we go when we die? And what would happen if Heaven no longer existed?”, says Justin Price, who is also a producer on the series alongside  Khu and  Franziska Schissler. 

Price adds, “Paragon is an edgier and grittier cable style series in the vein of Firefly and Altered Carbon. I believe we have an electric hybrid that explores the human spectrum of dealing with loss and love in a stylistic way. Danny Trejo is outstanding as Kincaid, the half-dead leader of disbanded reapers.”

Check out the first look trailer!

Paragon: The Shadow Wars is now out to networks.

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Pitch Black

Out now from Arrow Video – This definitive, and stunningly-presented edition of Pitch Black, restored in 4K with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible), is just the start of Arrow Video’s journey into a dazzling hi-definition world that offers viewers astonishing, pin-sharp resolution, bringing film favourites to life like never before.

Pitch Black – The sci-fi/horror sleeper hit that birthed a franchise and launched the career of a new action movie icon. The movie is a nerve-shredding creature-feature in which the monsters outside finally meet their match against a monster within. This awesome movie is now available in an illuminating, brand new and definitive Ultra HD 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content

Synopsis:

When an intergalactic transport ship crashes on a remote desert planet with no sign of help on the horizon, the survivors, led by Fry (Radha Mitchell), band together to find a way back home. Among the passengers is Riddick (Vin Diesel), a convicted murderer being transported by marshal Johns (Cole Hauser). But, as a solar eclipse plunges the planet into total darkness, a threat even worse than Riddick reveals itself. The last humans standing may have to form an uneasy truce with the cunning fugitive to last the long night.

Boasting crackerjack direction and a whip-smart script by David Twohy, as well as a star-making performance by Diesel, Riddick’s first outing is freshly unleashed in an illuminating, brand new 4K restoration, with hours of exclusive bonus content. Speaking of which, check out this new ‘making of’ clip taken from the special features.

Imagine watching Pitch Black in stunning 4K UHD!

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Recently I had the chance to review a short film by the Chance Brothers titled The Timeslip. Verdict; Brilliant!

Ordinarily I’m not a fan of horror shorts. I find that the majority are made with very basic camera equipment, average acting and basic plot. So when I watched The Timeslip, I was pleasantly surprised.

A business man crosses a busy city street … and awakes trapped in another time. London is gone, along with the buildings, cars and people. All he can see is a never-ending forest. Seemingly alone, the man wanders the wilderness without food or shelter.

Days pass before he realises that he may not be the only one in the forest after he discovers strange markings that adorn the trees. Before long it becomes apparent that he is not alone.

The movie has everything; comedy, suspense and genuine terror. Sure it’s not perfect – There are problems with continuity (e.g. blood drops) and issues surrounding budget like the number of actors etc. (Although this can’t really be helped – If the budget is not there, it’s not there.

Here’s a sample just for you

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The Chance Brothers have a unique style and it will be interesting to the see the outcome should they make a longer film.

What to know more about these guys? Keep reading…

Richard Chance is a Colchester, England based British Writer / Director, Actor and one half of Chance Encounters Productions. Jonathan Chance is a Southern California-based British Writer / Director, Actor and Editor, Voice Over Artist and the other-half of Chance Encounters Productions.

Richard Chance is the Writer / Director of six films. He and his brother Jonathan co-wrote and directed the micro budget acclaimed feature film The Veil, the nominated short film Chainmail, and the 2008 Action On Film Festival special jury prize-winning short The Day I Tried to Live. In 2009, a feature script The Waiting Room, was nominated for Best Horror Screenplay at the same festival.

Currently, with two new short films produced and a brand new cut of their debut feature currently looking for distribution this looks to be their most productive year yet. Apt, directed by Jonathan Chance, premiered back to back with The Veil US Cut in 2010 and earned a nomination for the ‘Delta Award’ at the Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester, UK. In 2011 and the Chance Brothers’ The Timeslip premiered at the festival favorite, the AOF, in July and has since gone on to appear in ten film festivals and attained ‘Best Sci-Fi Film’ at the Geek Independent Film Festival. It continues a worldwide festival run.

You can follow Jonathan Chance on Twitter @CarryOnJohn

Or you can visit their website www.chance-encounters.org  for more info.

Filmmakers tend to start their careers with home-made movies, before moving on to short films, and then taking on the full length challenge. If these guys keep progressing the way they have so far, we can look forward to a number of great movies in the near future.