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27 February 2016

Universal Re-Releasing Xena Season 6 and Seasons 1-6 - May 17, 2016

Universal is re-releasing Season 6 and Seasons 1-6 (minus bonus material)

The following was posted on tvshowsondvd


Released: May 17, 2016
Pre-Order from: Amazon.com

Lucy Lawless returns one last time to her iconic role in all 22 episodes of the sixth and ultimate season of this pop-culture phenomenon. With the ever-loyal Gabrielle (Renée O'Connor) by her side, Xena (Lawless) has confronted immortals, armies and even motherhood with an unwavering warrior's composure. But as she sets out to kill the beast Grinhilda and recover the Rheingold ring, Xena will face one of her most formidable obstacles ever: the dark secrets of her past. Glory, grit and mythological mayhem fill this final season.




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She has outwitted gods, defeated massive armies and found redemption through conquering insurmountable tasks. Lucy Lawless is unforgettable as the mighty warrior princess in one of the most beloved TV series of all time, Xena: Warrior Princess. For the first time ever, all six seasons are now available together, uninterrupted and back-to-back for adventure-seekers everywhere. Join Lucy Lawless as she and her faithful friend, Gabrielle (Renée O'Connor), confront immortals, villains and monsters alike in the ultimate quest to protect the innocent and find redemption for Xena's wicked past.




Previously available on DVD some 11 years ago from another studio, Universal has today announced that on May 17th they will re-release Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6. This time it will be a 5-disc set (all single-sided) priced at just $22.98 SRP for the collection. English subtitles are included, and package art can be found below.

On the same date, available for the first time, Universal will also release all six seasons together in one compiled set with Xena: Warrior Princess - The Complete Series on DVD. You'll get 30 discs in the package shown below, for $129.98 SRP. All of the on-disc contents should be identical to the individual season sets that Universal has been releasing since 2010.



24 February 2016

Genevieve Valentine Talks About New Xena Comic Book


It’s been over 20 years since Xena: Warrior Princess first came to our screens, but the love of Xena (and Gabrielle) burns as bright as ever. Now Xena’s coming back, in a big way. We asked Javier Grillo-Marxuach, showrunner of the new Xena TV show, and Genevieve Valentine, writer of the new Xena comic book, to interview each other about the love of Xena. The results were even better than we had hoped!

Some highlights:

Javier: You get to play in the classic Xena universe: of all the items in that massive toy box, which are most excited to play with, and how are you giving them your own spin?

Genevieve: I considered keeping things minimal, building up slowly. But that show never did a minimal thing in its life, and so this story is more like that person at the buffet whose first plate is nine layers deep. I have surprisingly few regrets. It helps that you’re absolutely right about the show’s fearlessness; it was definitely casual about stuff like squashing disparate pantheons of gods into a documentary, or repeatedly killing its leads, so it rewards practically anything you want to try.

The thing I might be most excited to center in my story is the tension between Xena’s past and Gabrielle’s future. They meet one another when Xena’s trying to shake off a loaded lifetime full of people and events that shaped her so she can make amends, and Gabrielle’s just trying to live a life at all. As they grow together over the course of the series, it’s interesting to see how each of them tries to negotiate the oncoming world. On the one hand, you have a penance-ready Xena flashback for every occasion, which is great, and means I can include a lot of characters while honoring a 25-year time jump. But Gabrielle’s the Queen of the Amazons, she has visions, and she’s a bard—someone trying to shape the future with stories. Xena’s essential question at that point is “How can I help?” and Gabrielle’s is “What can I do?”, and often those work in sync—but sometimes they absolutely don’t, and that’s something I’m looking forward to digging into. (Also I’m desperate to have them infiltrate a casino, obviously.)

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16 February 2016

New Art by Klippart - Xena & Gabrielle: Bathtime

Isn't this just awesome? Kudos to Klippart for a gorgeous piece of art




11 February 2016

Press Release: Lee Majors and Ted Raimi Join Cast for Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2


Kick-Ash Cast Of Starz Original Series "Ash Vs Evil Dead" Expands For Second Season Lee Majors And Ted Raimi To Play Ash's Father And Childhood Best Friend

Original Filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell Serve as Executive Producers on the Series

Beverly Hills, Calif., February 10, 2016 - STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the STARZ original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.

Majors started his television career in “The Big Valley,” going on to “The Men from Shiloh,” to “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” to “The Fall Guy,” to “Tour of Duty,” to “Raven” and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny and Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe. Majors will start filming on two feature films this summer, plus he has a lineup of several other feature films and television shows to be filmed in 2015/2016.

Cult horror movie favorite, Ted Raimi has appeared in all three original Evil Dead movies. His additional feature film credits include Midnight Meat Train, Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Grudge, Oz the Great and Powerful as well as the Spider-Man series of films. Television credits include “Supernatural,” “Twin Peaks,” “CSI: NY,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” as well as “SeaQuest DSV” among many others.

The second season of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.

Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as producers.

PHOTOS: Please visit the STARZ Press Room at starz.com/mediaroom

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Join the conversation with: #AshvsEvilDead



8 February 2016

Lucy Lawless Confirmed for Oz Comic-Con - Adelaide and Perth April 2016 + Ticket Info


Lucy's heading across the ditch to Adelaide and Perth for Oz Comic Con. She will be appearing on Saturday only (in Perth and Adelaide) for Q&A & Auto/Photo

Ops. See below for prices for all the goodies

Perth (Saturday only) 2 April - get tickets here
Adelaide (Saturday Only) 9 April - get tickets here

Photo Ops: $80
Autographs: $50

Please note: an 8x10 photograph will be included with each autograph, or you may choose to have an appropriate personal item signed.

The Lucy Lawless Experience Ticket $275.00 AUD

Weekend entry
Priority entry into Oz Comic-Con
1 Lucy Lawless autograph*
1 photo with Lucy Lawless*
Priority front of house seating at the Saturday Lucy Lawless panel
Priority queuing for photographs and autographs from Lucy Lawless

The Ultimate Lucy Lawless Experience Ticket $425 AUD

Weekend entry
Priority entry into Oz Comic-Con
1 Lucy Lawless autograph*
1 photo with Lucy Lawless*
Priority front of house seating at the Saturday Lucy Lawless panel
Priority queuing for photographs and autographs from Lucy Lawless
An exclusive meet and greet on the Saturday night with Lucy Lawless and other special guests (to be announced) at a relaxed catered event

Click here for tickets and more info


Prepare yourselves, villagers of Perth and Adelaide...

Xena Warrior Princess Journeys to Oz Comic-Con!

Attention all Warriors and ancient warlords: the world’s toughest princess is taking control of Oz Comic-Con Perth and Adelaide this April. Lucy Lawless, best known as Xena on cult-favourite series Xena: Warrior Princess, is making an exclusive appearance on the Saturday of each event.

Lawless is a sci-fi and fantasy fan favourite, and is sure to have Australian fans preparing their Warrior-inspired outfits for her visit. But it’s not just all about Xena. After completing her stint as the tough-talking, Chakram-chucking princess, Lawless moved on to prominent roles in Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Parks and Recreation and most recently on the television series Ash vs. Evil Dead as the mysterious Ruby Knowby.

Lawless will be taking part in professional photograph and autograph opportunities on the Saturday of each event, as well as hosting an exclusive Q&A panel in each city. Super fans can cash in on the Ultimate Experience and guarantee their seat at an exclusive evening function with Lawless as well.

Lawless joins Supernatural’s Jim Beaver and Once Upon A Time’s Liam Garrigan and Christie Laing on a quickly growing guest list for the debut Oz Comic-Con 2016 events. Film and television guests are just the tip of the iceberg of what attendees can expect at Oz Comic-Con, with unique features, world-class comic book artists, workshops, interactive displays and a huge range of vendors filling the show floor across the weekends.

Oz Comic-Con Perth will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 2-3, and in Adelaide at the Adelaide Showgrounds on April 9-10.

For more information please visit www.ozcomiccon.com.

About Oz Comic-Con

Oz Comic-Con produces pop culture events across Australia that celebrate TV shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, anime and gaming. The events feature multi-genre content from across the spectrum – appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and Cosplay competitions; creative workshops and master classes; and hard-to-find merchandise. Oz Comic-Con proudly supports local Australian talent and businesses in many areas, providing a platform to showcase Australian creativity and endeavours. Oz Comic-Con is produced by international event organisers ReedPOP, a portfolio which includes New York Comic Con, C2E2, PAX Australia, Star Wars Celebration, Emerald City Comicon, UFC Fan Expo and more.



3 February 2016

17 Most Tear-Jerking Friendships: Xena and Gabrielle


The 17 Most Tear-Jerking Friendships from Science Fiction and Fantasy from io9 site

15. Xena and Gabrielle (Xena Warrior Princess)

These two sworn companions stuck together through death (a few times), trials and endless discovery. And along the way, they made us bawl our eyes out on so many occasions.



2 February 2016

Wish Renee A Happy Birthday Thread on AUSXIP Talking Xena!


Come to AUSXIP Talking Xena and wish Renee O'Connor a Happy Birthday!

Click here to add your birthday wishes

Leave your birthday wishes for Renée and they will be passed on to her when the thread is closed.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are not currently a member of the AUSXIP Talking Xena message board, you must first register as a member before you can post your message.

All birthday wishes will be monitored.

The AUSXIP Talking Xena staff



2 February 2016

Scans: Previews Magazine Issue 329, Feb. 2016 Features New Xena Comic by Dynamite

Previews magazine #329, Feb. 2016 features an interview with writer Genevieve Valentine about the new Xena Warrior Princess #1 comic from Dynamite. Andrea sent in the scans from the magazine plus there is how to order. The comic will be on sale 13 April 2016.

There are several versions able to order:

#1 Cover A by Greg Land $3.99
#1 Cover B by Jenny Frison $3.99
#1 blank cover $10
#1 Cover A signed by Greg Land $29.99
#1 Cover A "virgin art" edition (no text on the cover) $50
#1 Cover A "virgin art" edition signed by Greg Land $89.99

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Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four) autographs his super-rare "Virgin Art" variant edition to the triumphant return of Xena: Warrior Princess. In this issue, the world is precariously uncertain - and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can't conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what's coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women Warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena - at any cost.

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