Just watching HBO’s Game Of Thrones isn’t enough. Diehard fantasy fans of America’s most popular cable series definitely need more. This hardcover book delivers: set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, and insider stories give you more of what you’re fiending for.
All the awesomeness packed into this 25th anniversary Street Fighter Collector’s set is enough to cause a rise in the faded sweatpants of many an aging armchair ninja. It features 4 different versions of the classic game, 25 years of soundtrack music, a documentary on the game’s influence, a 64-page art book, and an 8-inch tall flaming, light up statue of Ryu, the game’s icon.
Ouya is a new kind of gaming platform for TV that throws a curve ball at the gaming industry establishment. First, all their games are free to play. Second, the small console and luxurious controller are only $99, third it’s powered by Android & designed to allow developers to create & build their own games with the system. Ouya delivers in September.
When Phaidon Books’ series Masters Of Cinema first came out, we posted about them. Now, the publisher has had added some new masters to the ongoing series, taking readers inside the mind, process, and artistry of the world’s most talented directors. New additions include the Coen Brothers, Tarantino, Polanski, and George Lucas.
New York Times #1 Best-selling author Christopher Andersen went in deep and got the raw scoop on Mick Jagger’s private life, which, until now has always been pretty hush-hush. Andersen interviewed legions of women who have “intimate” knowledge of Magic Mick. That in itself makes it worth a read.
Kobe, LeBron and many of today’s hoop all-stars are great players but none can touch the game-changing power of the ’92 U.S. Olympic team of Michael, Magic, Larry, and Charles. Sports journo Jack McCallum puts this legendary team in perspective offering his take on how one team changed basketball forever
Love stories are better with battles and blood. That’s exactly what you’ll get with The Samurai Trilogy. This Criterion release includes three classic Japanese warrior films from the 50s, all digitally restored: Duel at Ichijoji Temple, Musashi Miyamoto, and Duel at Ganryu Island.
Until cyber-hacktivists Anonymous came along, hackers were just the stuff of urban legend and IT-guy lore. But Anonymous has made a global impact by successfully targeting corporations like Visa, the Vatican, Fox, and Master Card and screwing with them. This book reveals the details and players behind this growing global cyber insurgency movement.
If you’re not a fan of cartoon remakes, vampires or superheroes, Hollywood has nothing for you right now. And the outlook isn’t too promising either. Instead, why not stay home and enjoy a classic? The entire 4-film series of Indiana Jones’ adventures will be out on Blu-ray in September.
Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars spoof Spaceballs just turned 25. With a cast including John Candy, Brooks as Yogurt, Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, Bill Pullman, and others, this updated Blu-ray disc will rocket you back in time to planet Stupid. May the Schwartz be with you.