Thursday, May 31, 2007


Who is the mysterious Dr Grordbort, and what has he got to do with New Zealand’s legendary multi Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop? Well, it seems that Grordbort has reached out from his parallel universe and appointed Weta Limited to manufacture his awesome range of Rayguns.

With names such as the MANMELTER 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator Pistol; the F.M.O.M. INDUSTRIES Wave Disrupter Gun, or even the GOLIATHON 83 Infinity Beam Projector, you know that these have been created by a truly warped mind! [More]

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Chat with Weta Designer Stephen Crowe Tomorrow!

From Weta Designer Stephen Crowe returns to the forums to answer as many questions as he can on NZ Thurs 31 May. Here are some of the highlights from last week's blitz...Here's a snippet: What was your first project with Weta and what was your best? Stephen: "I was originally brought in to work on the Neon Genesis Evangelion live action movie - which was good fun, and a very steep learning curve for me. The BEST one is probably what I'm working on right now - which of course I can't talk about!" [More]

Monday, May 28, 2007

DVD Tuesday: F-Troop, Hannibal, Hepburn & More!

Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Sadly there are very few winners to choose from this week. However some of the goodies include; 'Heavy Petting: Special Edition' & 'Katherine Hepburn Collection'. There are really no big releases of note this week, save perhaps 'Hannibal Rising: Unrated'. The HD DVD crowd get a few good titles this week with 'Dragonheart', 'Frighteners' & 'Lost in Translation' all coming out tomorrow. The Blu ray gurus get 'Curse of the Golden Flower' & 'Weeds Season 1'. Check out the whole list here! [More]

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Weta Rayguns Pre-Ordering Starts TOMORROW!

Rachel from WETA writes: A reminder that tomorrow (Fri 25 May) we will open our pre-ordering for the first of the three Weta Originals, the 'Goliathon 83 Infinity Beam Projector'. The Goliathon is the heaviest of the three, and if the press information is anything to go by, is "perfect for clubbing small seals or naughty children". The Goliathon 83 was featured alongside the Rayguns range in this month's WIRED Magazine. [More]

Monday, May 21, 2007

DVD Tuesday: Apocalypto, Bond, John Wayne & More!

Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV on DVD goodies like 'Mythbusters: Collection 1', 'Oc: Complete Fourth Season' & 'Scrubs - The Complete Fifth Season'. There are a few compilations out tomorrow including; 'War Giftset' & 'The Gary Cooper Giftset'. This week John Wayne would have turned 100 years old, to celebrate the studios are releasing a slew of his films on DVD sets and single set DVDs, 'The John Wayne Adventure Collection', 'The John Wayne Century Collection', 'The John Wayne Collection', 'The John Wayne Film Collection' & 'The John Wayne Western Collection'. The big releases of the week are 'Apocalypto' & 'Epic Movie'. The HD DVD and Blu-ray crowd are getting treated this week with 'Pirates of the Caribbean I & II', 'Mission: Impossible I & II', 'Letters from Iwo Jima', 'Flags of Our Fathers' and 'The Ultimate Matrix Collection' all getting the High Def treatment. Personally I'm interested in 'The Third Man - Criterion Collection (2-Disc Edition)' & 'Afro Samurai (Director's Cut)'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

Friday, May 18, 2007

Weta Rayguns Pre-Ordering Open!

Rachel from WETA writes: Today Weta Limited opened the pre-ordering for the Goliathon 83 Raygun from the Weta Originals range to VIP members. They also announced that members of the public could pre-order this piece seven days from now (25 May). [More]

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Massive Weta sale in London

To celebrate their return to London’s biggest and baddest movie, comic and media convention, Weta Limited are selling 1,200 collectibles from their King Kong range at the bargain price of £1! Sounding a little too good to be true? Well, it isn’t! [More]

Monday, May 14, 2007

DVD Tuesday: Arthur, The Fountain, Pan's Labyrinth & More!

Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV on DVD goodies like 'American Dad!, Vol. 2', 'Er: Complete Seventh Season' & 'Wings-4th Season Complete'. There are a few compilations out tomorrow including; 'Tex Avery's Droopy - The Complete Theatrical Collection' & 'Martin Scorsese Collection, Vol. 2'. The big releases of the week are 'Arthur & the Invisibles', 'The Fountain' & 'Pan's Labyrinth: 2-Disc Special Edition'. Personally I'm interested in 'The Omega Man' & 'Shaolin Family Soccer'! Check out the whole list here! [More]