Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sebastian Michaelis Nendoroid - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» The Kuroshitsuji manga serial follows the adventures and misadventures of a young lord named Ciel Phantomhive and his dark butler Sebastian Michaelis. The advantage of having someone like Sebastian around the estate lies in his innate skills and abilities which in turn stem from Sebastian's inner demon.

NCS stocked an Nintendo DS game last week which featured a new storyline starring the duo and Good Smile Company has started reservations for a Michaelis Nendoroid figure. The likeness to the dark butler is rather good despite the overly large Nendoroid head atop the slim body. The figure ships with a standard face but two other faces with different expressions are included in the package. The figure measures 10cm or 3.93" tall and is constructed of a PVC and ABS mix.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2009 at JPY3800 or US$38.90 from NCS.

Doubt Blu-Ray - New Release, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
From Miramax Films comes one of the most honored and acclaimed motion pictures of the year, "Doubt". Based on the Pulitzer Prize(R) and Tony Award(R)-winning play, "Doubt" is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama with four riveting performances from Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis that will have you pinned to the edge of your seat. Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Streep), the rigid and fear-inspiring principal of the Saint Nicholas Church School, suffers an extreme dislike for the progressive and popular parish priest Father Flynn (Hoffman). Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she hears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. But without proof, the only thing certain is doubt. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards(R) and 6 Critics' Choice awards, there is no "Doubt" it is "One of the best pictures of the year," (USA Today, Rolling Stone, New York Post).

Blu-Ray Features
English 5.1 Uncompressed; "'Doubt': From Stage To Screen"; "Scoring 'Doubt'"; "The Sisters Of Charity", Behind The Scenes Featurette, Director Commentary, Featurette.

The Day the Earth Stood Still Blu-Ray - New, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
In the film, a renowned scientist (Jennifer Connelly) finds herself face to face with an alien called Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), who has traveled across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. She quickly discovers the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is "a friend to the Earth." Now she must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy us that mankind is worth saving - but it may be too late.

"The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)" (Full Frame) - Considered one of the great sci-fi movies of all time, Robert Wise's movie was a metaphor for McCarthyism in America as well as a plea for peace in the atomic age. Starring Michael Rennie as Klaatu and featuring Gort the giant robot. Remember these words "Klaatu, Barada, Nikto!"

Blu-Ray Features
Disc 1
: Featurettes: "Re-Imagining 'The Day'"; "Unleashing Gort"; "Watching The Skies: In Search Of Extraterrestrial Life"; "The Day The Earth Was 'Green'"; "Klaatu's Unseen Artifacts: 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' Picture-in-Picture Track"; "Interactivity: Build Your Own Gort"; Disc 2: Digital Copy Of The Feature Film; Disc 3: "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (1951) (Full Frame Format) (Blu-ray), Deleted Scenes, Original Theatrical Trailer, Photo Gallery, Storyboard Comparisons, Writer Comments.

The Tale of Despereaux Blu-ray - New, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness. Based on the heartwarming children's bestselling book and featuring the voice talents of an all-star cast, "The Tale Of Despereaux" is a magical, modern fairytale that's destined to win the hearts of young and old alike.

Blu-Ray Features
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; French DTS 5.1 Surround; Spanish DTS 5.1 Surround; U Control: Picture in Picture - Live Action and Animatic; Sneak Peek of "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey"; "Deleted Songs"; "The Tale Of 'The Tale Of Despereaux': A (Mostly) Non-Fictional Making-Of"; "Scene Progressions"; "Top Ten Uses For Oversized Ears"; "Make Your Own Soup Game"; "Card Creator"; BD Live: My Scenes Sharing and Card Creator Sharing, Behind The Scenes Featurette, Featurette.

Yes Man - New Release, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything. Take a bungee plunge? Yes. Accept call-now TV offers? Yes. Learn Korean? Yes. Grab the first flight to anywhere? Yes. Win your dream girl? Yes. Crack up fans with a feel-good, laugh-loaded romp? Yes! Working every funny bone in his nimble body and every muscle in his hilariously mobile face, Jim Carrey plays Carl in a YEScapade about opening up to lifes possibilities especially when those possibilities include romance with an intriguing, free-spirited musician (Zooey Deschanel). From the director of "The Break-Up" comes an invitation to discover the comedy power of yes.

Blu-Ray Features
English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD; "Behind The Story: Down Time On The Set Of 'Yes Man'"; "Jim Carey: Extreme 'Yes Man' - The Outrageous Physical Activities Performed By Carrey And Others"; "On Set With Danny Wallace: The Original 'Yes Man'"; "Future Sounds: 'Munchausen By Proxy'"; "5 Exclusive 'Munchausen By Proxy' Music Videos"; "Yes Loans! Infomercial"; "Say Yes To Red Bull! As Only Carrey Can"; "'Yes Man': Party Central With Norman Stokes"; Digital Copy of the Feature Film, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel.

General Updates

NDS Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sacrifice - Incoming
The European version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice for the Nintendo DS is expected in the next few days and all preorders will ship once the game is in stock. Nintendo DS game cards are region-free and will play on Japanese or USA Nintendo DS handhelds. New orders are welcome.
TOYS Volcanic Eruption - Anchorage, Alaska
Mount Redoubt in Alasaka blew a gasket on Monday and threw volcanic ash clouds 9 miles into the air... which created unfriendly conditions for aircraft. A number of flights were canceled into Anchorage and some more flights may be canned if Redoubt erupts again over the next couple of days. This may affect our incoming shipments scheduled for Thursday and Friday since Anchorage is the port of entry for our cargo flights from Japan.