With under three weeks remaining for preview night, the SDCC press releases are starting to roll in. This year I’m going to actually use them, and post some of the unique and interesting ones here on the site. The first that’s met this criteria for the year is the EPIX film panel that features Roger Corman and William Shatner and is moderated by Kevin Smith. William Shatner is supporting his new documentary ‘William Shatner’s Get a Life!’ and Roger Corman is supporting his new film ‘Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader in 3D’. Keep reading after the jump for the full details of the press release, including screening details for both movies.
‘William Shatner’s Get a Life!’ @ Comic-Con
Shatner will introduce the EPIX Original Documentary at a screening directly following the panel on July 14th at Comic-Con. The screening is at 7:00PM @ Reading Cinemas.
William Shatner’s Get a Life! | Premiering July 28 at 8pm EST on EPIX
Based on Shatner’s hugely popular book, this film examines the mystery, longevity and the cultural phenomena of Star Trek and its long-obsessed fans known as “Trekkers.” On the surface, the film is an exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions which looked foolish and almost laughable to some – but Shatner discovers the many secrets and hidden motives behind these individuals’ compulsion to attend these events. The end result is a film that reveals a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examines the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series as Shatner further embraces his role as Captain James T. Kirk and his own impact.
‘Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader’@ Comic-Con
Corman will introduce the EPIX Original Movie at 3D screening following the panel on July 14th at Comic-Con. The screening is at 12AM @ Reading Cinemas.
Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D| Premiering August 25 at 10pm EST on EPIX
In an update to the great genre pictures of the ‘50s, Roger Corman’s first ever 3D film Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader follows a college coed who uses an experimental drug to transform herself into a popular beauty – but at a huge price. Produced by Corman along with his producing partner/wife Julie Corman, the movie stars Jena Sims (The Vampire Diaries), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Treat Williams (Hair, Prince of the City, Everwood), Ryan Merriman (Pretty Little Liars), A.J. Lamas (Leave it to Lamas), Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul), Ted Raimi (Spider-Man), with cameo appearances by Corman himself and director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Animal House, The Blues Brothers). Acclaimed visual effects artist Kevin O’Neill (Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Blade and Piranha 3D) directs.