Daily Archives: July 28, 2019

MERCURY IN RETROGRADE Blu-ray / Talking Sci-Fi in Wilmette


Emphasis Entertainment’s Deluxe Blu-ray of Mercury in Retrograde, which has a street date of August 30, is now available to pre-order from online retailers – including Amazon! Special features on the disc include:

Audio commentary with writer/director Michael Smith producer/actor Shane Simmons and producer Kevin Wright.

Ratatouille with Roxane (14 min) – Actress Roxane Mesquida hosts an impromptu cooking show in which she shows how to make authentic French ratatouille.

Behind the Scenes (3 min) – Writer/director Michael Smith and cast members Jack C. Newell, Shane Simmons and Najarra Townsend discuss the plot and themes of Mercury in Retrograde from the set of the film

Theatrical Trailer (3 min)


Also, this Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 pm, I will be giving a special Adult Summer Reading Club-themed talk at the Wilmette Public Library on the history of science-fiction movies. The talk will be augmented by clips of classic and important contemporary sci-fi — beginning with George Melies’ 1902 landmark A Trip to the Moon and ending with Jonathan Glazer’s Scarlet Johansson-starring Under the Skin from 2014. If you’re in the greater Chicago area, I hope to see you there! More info can be found on the WPL website here.


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