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Unopened Legend of Zelda game from 1987 sells for $870,000

An unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas says the video game sold Friday. The auction house says it was a rare version that was created during a limited production run that took place during a few months in late 1987. The Legend of Zelda is a popular fantasy adventure game that was first released in 1986. In April, the auction house sold an unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and forgotten about in a desk drawer for $660,000.

Warner Bros studio tour expands with DC Universe, Potter

Batman’s secret cave, Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs and the infamous “Friends” apartment are major centerpieces to the huge Warner Bros. studio lot expansion. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood recently reopened more than a year after doors were shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, attendees will have a chance to explore the studio’s nearly 100 years of television and filmmaking history, highlighting the DC Universe and Harry Potter. A firsthand look took place a couple day before the tour opened in late June at the Southern California studio, which now welcomes families with children ages 5 and older.

'Superman,’ 'Lethal Weapon’ director Richard Donner dies

The filmmaker who turned Christopher Reeve into “Superman” and Mel Gibson and Danny Glover into cop buddies in “Lethal Weapon” has died. His wife Lauren Shuler Donner told the Hollywood trade Deadline that Donner passed away Monday. He was 91. Donner’s other credits include “The Goonies,” “Scrooged” and the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. Donner was never nominated for an Oscar, but he got a chance to thank the academy when it held a tribute in his honor in 2017. Donner is survived by his wife and production partner, Lauren Shuler Donner. In 1993, they founded The Donners Company, which has produced such hits as “Deadpool,” “The Wolverine” and the “X-Men” franchise. 

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