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PCR #94. (Vol. 3, No. 2) This edition is for the week of January 7--13, 2002.
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Greetings, everyone. Just a couple quick notes on some news items I found very "worthy"! At the premiere of Sylvester Stallone's new movie, "D-TOX", Stallone was quoted as saying he has already written the script for Rocky VI, and plans to begin working on it after "Avenging Angelo", which he is working on currently. I guess it's not too far-fetched anymore considering all these old boxing dudes coming out of retirement and knocking the crap out of these young punks. He also said Rambo IV will NEVER happen as, to him, the character is dead and buried. So don't look for a Rambo vs Bin Laden scenario anytime soon. Darn!

FAMOUS MONSTERS UPDATE:
Rumors coming out of California are indicating Rhino (video, music, etc) is pursuing ownership of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Doesn't sound like a much until you understand Rhino is owned by Time Warner. Like a fellow FM fan proclaimed "I hope they don't turn it into Premier magazine" and change the concept. On the Filmland Classics website (post-FM), there is a statement indicating Ray Ferry's appeal of the Ackerman judgement is FINALLY before the appealate court and decision should be rendered soon. Also, there is mention that the current trademark owner, which is now Eskotores, Inc., has plans to continue publishing FM very soon. Also in the midst of all this is the bankruptcy judgement against Ferry ordering to sell FM to pay his debts. Put it all together and it seems as though Ferry's involvement in FM could soon be over. Which would be a happy day to Forry loyalists who have missed their "uncle's" visionary mag.

BACK TO THE FUTURE
Well, it appears that the "Back to the Future" trilogy is going to be released on dvd this year after all. On the Jurassic Park III DVD Australian release there is a trailer stating it will come out in the summer of 2002. This is excellent news for all of us, I'm sure. From what I've heard, they are going to be LOADED with extras. I've read that they are also considering re-releasing BTTF in theaters before the DVDs are out, so that could be cool as well. Nothing like the theater experience.

Till next time, take care and God bless.
Matthew


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