Behold the Great American AndersonVision Wishbook! This year’s guide will roll out slightly different than past years. Above many of the items will be images for you to click if you wish to buy said product. We kept ads like that out of the Gift Guides in the past, but I want to test the waters and see if this helps site buyers. If you see weird oddities pop up now and again, make sure to take note. They will be important by the time you finish this Gift Guide.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 1: Movies
Page 2: Video Games
Page 3: Comics
Page 4: Books
Page 5: Music
Page 6: Secret Grand Finale!
MOVIES (BLU-RAY, DVD, 4K & OTHERS)
Magnolia has showcased some amazing Blu and DVD releases this year.
THE LAST KING
Based on true events, THE LAST KING is set in civil war-ravaged Norway. Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church’s Bishopsmen, who seek to supplant the throne. On his deathbed after falling ill, the King soon welcomes a son, born in secrecy, as half the Kingdom wants him dead. Tasked with guarding the only remaining heir to the throne, two Birch Legs warriors, Skjervald (Jakob Oftebro – The Snowman) and Torstein (Kristofer Hivju – “Game of Thrones”) escape with the infant and must traverse treacherous landscapes to protect their future King.
Starring: Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Format: Blu-ray™ and DVD
Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark, Claus’ wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him and his family back home.
Starring: Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Format: Blu-ray™ and DVD
LO AND BEHOLD
In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works – from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
Starring: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz
Release Date: November 22, 2016
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY
The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in various fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and iconic fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano), as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.
Starring: Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Other Magnolia highlights of 2016:
Sunshine Superman (Item 5)
Noma: My Perfect Storm (Item 6)
The Ones Below (Item 7)
WE ARE TWISTED F***ING SISTER
Music Box has been releasing some stellar indie films over the last year. The one that stands out most to me is the Twisted Sister rock documentary “We Are Twisted F***ing Sister”. Now is your chance to win 1 of 3 Blu-Ray copies. Find AndersonVision online and let us know that you wanna rock. The first three rockers win!
SHOUT FACTORY ROCKED MY SOCKS THIS YEAR.
Shout Factory also brought their A-game into 2016. Hell, I might call this their best year in existence. Let’s see some of the highlights.
Shout 4K Nature Docs: Rocky Mountain Express, Flight of the Butterflies, Humpback Whales, Journey into Space, The Last Reef, Wonders of the Arctic Check out the AV review! Item #1000, 10001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006