Ender’s Game DVD and Blu-Ray Set for February Release



CraveOnline has an exclusive clip of the special features commentary that will be included with the Ender’s Game DVD/Blu-ray set that is to be released on February 11th 2014.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus materials include an exclusive 45-minute “making of” featurette called “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game.” Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD special features include deleted and extended scenes with optional audio commentary with director Gavin Hood as well as a feature-length audio commentary with producers. The Ender’s Game Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

I’m ready to get my hands on a copy just to watch the deleted and extended scenes…and the movie of course. It’s a few weeks away but we can begin counting down the days until February 11th! Who’s going to be purchasing a copy when released? You can also pre-order a copy at Amazon.


Asa Butterfield Nominated for Critics Choice Movie Awards 2013

Deadline has revealed the list of nominees for the 19th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards 2013 and nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress is Asa Butterfield for Ender’s Game. Also nominated for the same category are:

Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
Tye Sheridan – Mud

Though Ender’s Game isn’t nominated for any other category it’s still exciting to see Asa being noticed. Especially for Ender’s Game, which gained a lot of positive reviews from many critics.

You can catch the Critics Choice Movie Awards on January 16th on the CW.

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Details on the Ender’s Game Trading Cards Released

Many fans have been waiting for the Ender’s Game film for years. Almost all have been probably fantasizing for Ender’s Game trading cards. Earlier this year we found out Cryptozoic will be creating trading cards for the Ender’s Game film but we still haven’t gotten a release date for them. However, new details are emerging from the people at Cryptozoic.

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You can now budget how many packets you’ll be buying with this new information:

Packs: 5 Cards per pack, 24 packs per box

MSRP: $3.50 per pack

Base Set: 72 card base set featuring images from the film

Chase Sets: International Fleet and Formic chase sets (all 2:24 packs)

Inserts: Autograph cards (1:24 packs) and Wardrobe and Props cards (1:24 packs)

Autograph Signers (Signers in Bold have returned cards, Signers with an * are under contract)Harrison Ford who plays Colonel Hyrum Graff*, Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin*, Brandon Soo Hoo as Fly Molo*, Aramis Knight as Bean*, Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker*, Conor Carroll as Bernard*, Suraj Partha as Alai*, Nonso Anozie as Sergeant Dap*, Jimmy ‘Jax’ Pinchak as Peter Wiggin*, Andrea Powell as Theresa Wiggin*, Caleb J. Thaggard as Stilson*, and Han Soto as Colonel Graff’s aide*

To put emphasis on the inserts and chase sets, not all packs will have autographs or specific film and wardrobe images (which explains the ratios above). Again, no release date has been set but the web page states “2014” under release date so we can be seeing them soon.

Who will be collecting some Ender’s Game trading cards when they release? I’m really excited to see what images will be showing up on the cards.

Source: Cryptozoic


Ender’s Game Trading Cards by Cryptozoic

We didn’t hear much about the Ender’s Game trading cards before but now we have some exciting updates that Cryptozoic released.

In a long post of updates about trading cards for many TV shows and movies, Cryptozoic released the list of actors who will be signing for the Ender’s Game trading cards. Also, they show two images of some oversized IF and army logos that include Petra Arkanian and Major Anderson. Get the list and logos below:

Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin*
Brandon Soo Hoo as Fly Molo*
Aramis Knight as Bean*
Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker*
Conor Carroll as Bernard*
Suraj Partha as Alai*
Nonso Anozie as Sergeant Dap*
Jimmy ‘Jax’ Pinchak as Peter Wiggin*
Andrea Powell as Theresa Wiggin*
Caleb J. Thaggard as Stilson*
Han Soto as Colonel Graff’s aide*

Also, they most specially announce the newest addition. Harrison Ford will also be signing for the trading cards. If you don’t already know Harrison Ford plays Colonel Hyrum Graff in the Ender’s Game movie.

via Cryptozoic

via Cryptozoic

A release date hasn’t been announced (from what I know of) but we will keep you updated on any news released from Cryptozoic.

Who will be getting some trading cards? I might just get a set myself.

Source: Cryptozoic

Extend Ender’s Game Petition

Ender's Game Charity-Buzz

Fans of the Ender’s Game novel were surprised to see that the movie lacked a lot of scenes and characters. However, the movie got really great reviews and for undergoing much revision in the translation from book to novel it was relieving that it did not flop at the box office.

I think many fans would agree when I say that the movie is very rushed. I  mentioned in my movie review that I felt there was no progression for the plot to play out because everything seemed to play out one scene after another without “breathing time”. There has been talks around the nets that the movie has a longer version and even Harrison Ford mentioned he had seen several other versions of the movie that ran longer than 150 minutes.

Extend Ender’s Game is a petition to call for a longer version of the Ender’s Game film. If you want to support the call to action visit the webpage and sign the petition.

There is nothing to lose and maybe we launchies can make something happen.

Ender’s Game Actors Cast for Japanese Dub Film

Ender’s Game has been seen in many countries but Japan has a January 18, 2014 release. For those interested in the Japanese dubbed version, earlier this month the list of the “Ender’s Game” Japanese main voice cast was released:

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield)…Ryota Osaka

Petra Arkanian (Hailee Steinfeld)…Satomi Sato

Valentine Wiggin (Abigail Breslin)…Ryoko Shiraishi

Bean (Aramis Knight)…Miyuki Sawashiro

Alai (Suraj Parthasarathy)…Houko Kuwashima

Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford)…Tsutomu Isobe

Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley)…Mugihito


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Pictures of cast voicing Valentine, Ender and Petra

Also, Crunchyroll announces that a Japanese audio drama is in the works. Skyboat Media has recently released Ender’s Game Alive, an Ender’s Game full cast audio play.

Source: Crunchyroll

Ender’s Game Inspired…Martinis?

Fans of the Ender’s Game series have been waiting for the movie adaption for years! We patiently awaited the launch of this space shuttle and we finally are in orbit. With the movie out now and a TV spin off in talks, I guess we can patiently wait again for any news of the new trilogy Aaron Johnston announced or a green light for the TV spin off.

As we wait patiently, check out some fan made drinks from EXP bar online. They created cocktails to memorialize Ender’s Game.

So Like many of you i read Ender’s game in middle school. Obviously being that age I fell in love with that book. As time went on I read the book over and over and couldn’t wait to watch it on the big screen. So this weekend the movie comes out and we all here at EXP bar decided to memorialize the Wiggins children in martini form. because above all they need to be classy and fierce.

Locke – We made the Peter strong, with a nice burn, but a hint of sweetness with a slow bitter finish. A powerful blend with a hint of love for the first Wiggin child

EXP bar online Locke drink

Demosthenes – We made the Valentine sweet, warming, and a nice little kick to show her strong side. A loving sweet blend for the second Wiggin child.

EXP bar online Demosthenes drink

Ender – We made the Andrew a perfect blend of sweet and strong. Not too fierce yet not too weak. A perfect blend for the third Wiggin child

EXP bar online Ender drink

You can visit EXP bar online and get the recipes for the drinks to try them out (Again, that is if you are of age!).

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