30th anniversary editions

theguardian.com
Maurice at 30: the gay period drama the world wasn't ready for
The elegant Merchant Ivory love story, starring a young Hugh Grant, was largely ignored on release but it’s now receiving a 4K restoration and might finally reach the audience it deserves
By Guy Lodge

“…gamekeeper Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves, completing perhaps the prettiest posh-boy triangle in screen history)”

*sigh* He’s not posh - but we’ll definitely give you pretty.

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Lots of great announcements from Discotek’s 2017 Otakon panel this weekend! News:

  • Cyborg 009 (the 2001 series that was shown on Toonami), on DVD and Standard Def bluray
  • The first Ashita No Joe compilation film (tentatively titled as “Tomorrow’s Joe”, but that may change) both sub & dub on DVD & BD
  • Lupin III: Legend of The Gold of Babylon on BD (for the first time anywhere in the world!)
  • A brand new Robot Carnival 30th anniversary Edition bluray with brand new transfer & special features (including a documentary!)

No dates or prices yet. I’ll post more updates as they become available!

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Hey ! Happy Birthday to my favorite video game series of all time ! ♥

The Legend of Zelda →February 21, 1986

Let’s celebrate ! (ノ ・∀・)ノ゙✧°

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30th Anniversary Doom Buggies pin

Disneyland
June 1999
Limited Edition

This pin was released for the 30th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion. It shows three Doom Buggies with guests, one with a hitchhiking ghost. 

The back of the pin reads

© DISNEY
HAUNTED MANSION
DISNEYLAND
LIMITED EDITION
1969-1999
CHINA

Edition size is unknown. 

Pinpics #201
1-5/8″ x 1-1/2″
SKU: 400000 743691
Original price: $6.00

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Haunted Mansion Gate Plaque Pin

30th Anniversary Event

Disneyland
June 26, 1999
Limited Edition of 1969

I’m not much of a pin collector, but I love this pin. It was created for the Haunted Mansion 30th Anniversary event on June 26, 1999. This was just before pin collecting became a big business for Disney, and to my knowledge this was the first limited edition Haunted Mansion pin. It was also the first piece of merchandise to come in a black cardboard coffin. Disney later sold quite a few items at the Haunted Mansion Holiday events in similar tiny caskets, but this one is a little better made and has the event logo printed in silver on the lid.

The pin is metal with a pewter-like finish. The back reads

© DISNEY
HAUNTED MANSION
DISNEYLAND
LIMITED EDITION 1969
JUNE 26, 1999
CHINA

In the early 2000′s there were rumors that bootleg knockoffs of this pin were in circulation. If it doesn’t come in the original coffin, it may be a fake!

At the event Disney tried to limit this pin to two per guest, but they were sold at multiple locations in the park and there was nothing stopping people from getting in multiple lines - or even the same line multiple times.

This pin is #1069 on pinpics.com. Pin is 1 1/2″ tall by 7/8″ wide. Coffin is 4 7/8″ tall by 2 5/8″ wide.

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I think that Jareth is, at best, a romantic; but at worst, he’s a spoiled child, vain and temperamental. I think he has inherited his Kingdom of Goblins reluctantly, and runs it under duress. But he’s completely smitten by the character Sarah- she’s pretty strong-willed and pure.

                                                                           —-David Bowie 1986 Interview

(Revealed via archive book released with the 30th Anniversary HD Edition dvd)