The second season of Syfy's superhero drama Alphas, inwhich Summer Glau reprises her role as tech-genius Skylar Adams in three episodes, is now available in Region 2 (Europe).
You can order the 4-DVD box set on Amazon for EUR 24,99.
Synopsis: Discredited by the government after revealing the existence of Alphas in Season One, Dr. Lee Rosen (Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck) must re-assemble his now defunct team to face the growing threat of Alpha extremist Stanton Parish (John Pyper-Ferguson, Fringe). With the help of tech-genius Skylar (guest star Summer Glau, Firefly) and memory recorder Mitchell (guest star Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Rosen and his team must work together to uncover Parish’s chilling plan. But with a mole in their midst, can they overcome the dangers that surround them and stop Parish before it’s too late?
Here are the DVD cover artwork and a few promo stills:
Product Details (In French)
Format : Couleur, Plein écran, Cinémascope, PAL
Audio : Anglais (Dolby Digital 5.1), Français (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Sous-titres : Français, Anglais
Région : Région 2
Rapport de forme : 1.78:1
Nombre de disques : 4
Studio : Universal Pictures
Date de sortie du DVD : 24 septembre 2013
Durée : 536 minutes
As in the case of the U.S. release, there's no Blu-Ray. No informations on bonus features either, though the U.S. release includes deleted scenes and gag reel.
Summer Glau Red Dress and Color Symbolism on Arrow
Comic book as well as TV show writers use copiously color symbolism; so when a TV show reimagines comic book superheroes, as it is the case for Smallville or Arrow, you can expect a lot of visual allusions, particularly to the colors used in the comics, some subtle, some not so subtle.
Take these highly suggestive production stills for Arrow season 2 premiere:
When The CW released this still featuring Summer Glau's Isabel Rochev in a red dress across the table from Emily Bett Rickards's Felicity in blue, I knew that the choice of these primary colors was not motivated by fashion but was a deliberate choice from the writers.
Summer's red dress is a clear reference to Isabel Rochev as depicted in DC comics; check out theses pictures:
The color red symbolizes all things intense and passionate and I hope it will reflect in Arrow's version of Isabel Rochev (learn more about Summer Glau's character in a previous News).
Emily's blue dress is quite an improvement from Arrow season one and symbolizes her loyaulty to Oliver (the following screencaptures from Arrow episodes are in chronological order).
When we first met Felicity, she wore neutral white or grey colors that reflect her low level of investment on Oliver's business (she was just investigating things for Walter Steele, CEO of Queen Consolidated).
As she begins to investigate for Oliver Queen, her colors became more deep and she wore bluish colors, in order to reflect her deeper involvement in Oliver's business.
And when Felicity confronted Oliver about his mysteries and he finally revealed his secret identity to her, Felicity's colors turned to pink and purple, which symbolizes transformation and mystery (see Color Symbolism and Culture). Even her lipstick turned purple (third image) while it has always been red before :-)
Purple is not a primary color, it's a combination of the two primary colors blue and red. At this point, Felicity wasn't a fully-fledged member of Oliver's team, she was just in-between. This reminds me of the Lex Luthor from the first seasons of The CW's Smallville, when Lex hadn't shifted to the dark side; remember those purple shirts he wore and the combination of blue/purple/red stain-glass windows in the Luthor mansion?
Nothing is random in a scripted TV show. Everybody who have seen Smallville knows that Clark Kent wears only blue and red colors (like Superman's costume) but his entire environment had the same colors; the Kent farm, the set, the furnitures, various papers. A similar color code applies to Arrow to; this is why the color green is omnipresent on Arrow, but I think you got that already. The predominant colors on the show - at least when Oliver Queen/The Hood is involved - are solid green, red and blue and you find them everywhere; to give a simple example, since lots of scenes in Arrow take place at Oliver's club 'Verdant' (even the name ''vert' means green in French), Arrow's writers love to play with the colors of straws, as seen below:
A similar study could be made for each character of the show and his environment. With more superheroes set to appear in season two, and their accompagnying costume colors, no doubt the writers, the wardrobe department and set decorators will have a lot of material to play with. I hope that after reading this small article, you will take a look at all these details that give a show a distinctive look and feel.
It looks like there is plenty to get excited for next season, premiering on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
No sooner have we seen our first photographic look at Summer Glau as Oliver's new adversary Isabel Rochev in Arrow, than The CW has provided us with no less than 27 flashy photos from the first episode of Arrow's second season, titled "City of Heroes." with more Summer Glau, shoutouts galore and and a glimpse of what is about to happen in Starling City.
Oliver and Felicity right in the action in Arrow season 2 premiere
'City of Heroes'.
The official press release for season 2 premiere “City of Heroes” reveals that we’ll see Diggle and Felicity heading all the way to Lian Yu in search of Oliver, who left Starling City in his grief. Oliver returns to find Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, while Roy Harper attempts to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and flashbacks to the island show Slade, and Shado and Oliver in a desperate situation.
From the looks of the photo set below, negotiations with Isabel Rochev end up rudely interrupted by a deadly shootout with a new set of villains, apparently vigilante copycats. Elsewhere, Detective Lance has been busted down to beat cop for helping the vigilante last season, while Roy Harper manages to get himself in trouble whether with or without Oliver’s sister Thea.
While waiting for the return of Arrow on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, check out the full set of HQ photos from “City of Heroes” below!
The team behind 'Inside the Box' started working with the distribution company Marvin&Wayne Short Film Distribution.
'Inside the Box' is one of the films they selected this year and with their help they will screen David Martin Porras short in as many film festivals as they can, starting with the official premiere at the 58th edition of the International Film Festival of Valladolid (Seminci) from 19-26 October 2013.
Hopefully you will have the chance to see it in a big screen near you very soon.
The following still featuring Summer Glau and Wilson Bethel during the intense bedroom scene in 'Inside the Box' made it as the profile image for Marvin&Wyne Distribution a few days ago and shows how 'Inside the Box' is a pitch perfect of film noir.
Inside the Box is going to be screened at film festivals, and hopefully all fans will be able to see it when it will be available by VOD and DVD at a date to be determined. If you haven't already, check out the extended behind the scenes video released a few weeks ago. It contains new images from the cast and crew and will give you a good idea of all the work the whole team put into this film.
iPhone Wallpapers Featuring Supanova Guests
Supanova Pop Culture Expo has released iPhone 4 & 5 Wallpapers featuring some of their media guests for Supanova 2013, including Summer Glau, Alan Tudyk or Peter Dinklake, to name a few.
Summer Glau will attend the Brisbane event from November 8-10 and the Adelaide event from November 15-17.
Pics of the Firefly Set with & without its inhabitants
Find below pictures of the Firefly/Serenity sets, courtesy of Lee Stringer, who worked as a CGI supervisor on Joss Whedon's cult serie Firefly and as a digital artist on its movie sequel Serenity.
While the pictures show empty sets, you have the feeling that River, Kaylee, Captain Mal might show up anytime.
In the course of sharing with you this threasure trove, I thought it would be funny to place alongside photos from the empty sets and screencaptures featuring the Serenity crew in action.
Cap from Firefly 1x01 'Serenity'
Caps from Firefly 1x03 'Bushwacked'
Cap from Firefly 1x04 'Shindig'
Could be Alan Tudyk on set in the next picture.
Caps from 'Serenity' movie
Watch more pictures from the Firefly set and also CGI renders in Lee Stringer's Firefly album.
Summer is in the "10 Characters We Want to See on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Summer Glau is in the TV Guide's List of the "10 Characters We Want to See on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
TV Guide has come up with a list of 10 Marvel characters we'd like to show up on S.H.I.E.L.D. and which actors should play them. According to the article, Summer would be an ideal candidate as Quake.
Quake (Daisy Johnson) — Summer Glau
What's a Joss Whedon series without Summer Glau? The Firefly and Dollhouse alum could play the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with the ability to create seismic waves, aka earthquakes. And since the pilot introduces — SPOILER ALERT — the "caterpillar" project, it seems possible that could eventually evolve into Fury's other secret caterpillar teams, which include Daisy.
Check out the complete list at TV Guide.
Side note: Summer Glau used to illustrate the articles was taken at the 2nd Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation's Dance Gala, LA on July 28, 2012.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles EPK
Find below a video pulled directly from a CD-ROM, part of an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles series premiere.
Here are some notes from the original poster Jezzikuh, who works for a FOX affiliate:
These EPKs were sent out to FOX affiliate stations, and were meant to be cut up by local editors and scheduled to run alongside local content. The audio and video might be a bit odd at some times because, again, it's all pretty much unedited at this point. It's also a tad repetitive…
"Sweetened" generally means that sound effects have been added. "B-Roll" just means footage you would use to cut between other shots, like in an interview.
There are a couple of un-cut interviews included that are worth a look, if nothing else. It's really interesting to see the actors talk about each other. Summer is adorable and needs a cough drop. The B-Roll's REALLY cool. It's like you're quietly standing on set as they film the show.
At 00:48 Featurette - Mondays (Sweetened)
At 02:55 Describing the series
At 07:47 Playing the Characters
At 17:07 Action and Stunts
At 18:49 B-Roll
At 22:59 Featurette - 2 Night (Sweetened)
At 25:03 Featurette - Mondays (Un Sweetened)
At 27:11 Featurette - 2 Night (Un Sweetened)
At 29:17 Graphics
I extracted from the 29 minutes long video the parts with Summer Glau, as well as the excerpt where Thomas Dekker talks about Summer and added it to the video gallery.
Included in the EPK were UHQ version of well-known promotional posters for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. However, given the abnormal size and weight of the pictures, I will simply link to an album uploaded by KortoloB on an image hosting site: Terminator: SCC Promo Photos UHQ.
You can take a look at 2 Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles Press Kit, one for FOX and one for UK channel Virgin 1.