May 28, 2011

Coming Soon - Madison County

Due for release soon, Madison County, from director Eric England, looks to be one of those wonderful breed of movies where the kids go nosing about where they really shouldn't be, and quickly getting their comeuppance. Hell, I can dig that! Added bonus is that old Chromeskull (Nick Principe),from the superior Laid To Rest, stars as Damien. 

Madison County is about a group of college kids that travel to a remote, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of the grisly murders that happened in the town over two decades ago. Upon their arrival, the author is no where to be found and the townspeople state that they’ve “not seen him in years.” They also deny that Damien Ewell, the notorious murderer, ever existed and that the murders never happened. As the kids start to dig around to get their own answers, they come to find that the stories, and 
Damien, maybe more real than the townspeople are letting on

Official Site

May 27, 2011

Kidnapped - New Poster plus Trailers Etc

A movie that has been on my radar for a while now is Kidnapped (Secuestrados), from director Miguel Angel Vivas, and it is coming to US theaters June 17th courtesy of IFC Midnight. Judging by the poster you know that you won't be getting a happy-go-lucky style movie! As is usually the case with IFC acquired movies I would expect this to hit VOD just before the theatrical release date. Bare in mind though that IFC put out dubbed VOD releases, as was the case with High Lane and We Are The Night. I have included the dubbed trailer as well as the original language trailer.


Jaime (Fernando Cayo) and Marta (Ana Wagener) are a middle-aged couple with a teenage daughter named Isa (Manuela Velles). The family is in the process of moving into a big new house. Marta wants to gather the family for dinner at home to celebrate. Isa has her own plans; she wants to go out with her boyfriend. Jaime is stuck in the middle of it all. Everyone's evening is ruined when a gang of masked hoodlums pay a visit to the home.

May 26, 2011

We Are The Night - Wildside Cinema Review

Vampires, it would seem, are no longer what they used to be. Actually that’s not true at all. Thanks to a certain franchise they have been dragged kicking and screaming into the mainstream, and devoured by a bloodthirsty public that are seemingly happy with whiny vampires. Fair play to them, they are what they are.
For me though vampires have always been a charming yet vicious breed. Growing up with Christopher Lee’s Dracula and Salem’s Lot and then later on Fright Night’s Jerry Dandridge (soon to be Farrellized in the remake), The Lost Boys and Near Dark. These were killers whichever way you sliced them.
Read the review in its entirety here

May 25, 2011

Exploitation Abound In Dear God No!

Manowar once sang about violence and bloodshed. If they had seen the trailer to Dear God No they might also have added in Bikers and Boobies! Check out the trailer below, although probably best not to do so at work or in front of the kids, and get your fill of all of the above. It looks like a blast!

Dear God No is directed by James Bickert and is due to hit the festival circuit in the Fall of this year.

Grab some popcorn, gas up the jalopy and grab your favorite girl. Big World Pictures presents the retro Bikers vs. Bigfoot feature film DEAR GOD NO! A thrill ride here to save cinema by delivering all the carnival fun of a 1970’s drive-in movie. On the run from bikini clad machine gun fire, a group of outlaw bikers attempt to seek refuge in a mountain cabin only to fall victim to a crazed scientist and his hunchback assistant performing hideous experiments more deranged than the human mind can handle. What is lurking in the woods making escape impossible? Could it be the legendary… BIGFOOT!

The Wave (Die Welle) New Poster And Trailer

Here's the new poster and trailer to accompany IFC's release of Dennis Gansel's The Wave (Die Welle). For more information check my previous post here

May 24, 2011

BloodRayne: The Third Reich

More Uwe Boll madness heading our way in July!

Phase 4 Films Announces the DVD and Blu-ray Release of
Uwe Boll’s Latest Action Adventure Film
On July 5, 2011
Starring Natassia Malthe, Clint Howard, Michael Paré & Brendan Fletcher

Los Angeles (May 20, 2011) – Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the DVD and Blu-ray release of Uwe Boll’s BLOODRAYNE: THE THIRD REICH—UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT on July 5, 2011. Infamous director Uwe Boll’s (Postal, Alone in the Dark) latest cult-classic is the third in the notorious Bloodrayne film series, based on the popular video game character. The film stars Natassia Malthe (Elektra, DOA: Dead or Alive), Clint Howard (Frost/Nixon), Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason). The DVD and Blu-ray are packed with special features including the making of Bloodrayne: The Third Reich, a writer-director commentary, an interview with the writer and more!

Half-vampire, half-human, Rayne (Malthe) hides in the shadows slaughtering vampires and those that get in her way. In 1943 Europe, during World War II, Rayne faces her greatest foe, a growing army of undead Nazi soldiers led by Ekart Brand, a top Nazi official turned day-walker. Rayne must team up with a group of resistance fighters to defeat Brand and his vampire army before they reach Berlin to grant Hitler immortality.

Phase 4 will release BLOODRAYNE: THE THIRD REICHUNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT on DVD and Blu-ray, both at $29.99 SRP at all major retailers.

Street Date: July 5, 2011
Pre-Order Date: May 31, 2011
Genre: Action, Aventure
Run Time: 79 Minutes
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital
SRP: $29.99 U.S.
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Language: English
Bonus Features:  Making of Bloodrayne: The Third Reich, Writer-Director Commentary,
Interview with the Writer, Alternate Trailer

May 23, 2011

I Got Framed In The Tunnel

As you may, or may not, know the Australian movie The Tunnel was a project that was funded by punters such as myself buying frames from the movie. Well, here's mine, and it is number 35772 of 135000

More information on The Tunnel can be found on my previous post here

May 22, 2011

Ip Man 2 - Review

My introduction to the force that is Donnie Yen was through the quite excellent Kill Zone from 2005. That movie also starred the deceptively agile Sammo Hung as well as Simon Yam, both of whom feature to varying degrees in this sequel to the 2008 flick Ip Man. With these three stellar actors together you could well expect fireworks, at least in the action department. Well rest assured my good friends they, along with director Wilson Yip (who also directed the aforementioned Kill Zone), do deliver big time.

Read the rest of the review here

Strangers Online? Goes Without Saying Right?

Strangers Online is another new release coming from Breaking Glass Pictures. Set for a July 25th street date.

"Breaking Glass Pictures will release director John Huckert’s erotic thriller “Strangers Online” on DVD July 26.  The film, from the makers of the 90’s cult hit “Hard” follows an Internet talk show host whose newest intern turns out to be a dangerously obsessive fan.

Synopsis: Hollis Parker hosts a nightly web show that brings together sexual misfits from across the World Wide Web.  Haunted by the murder of his wife four years earlier, he throws himself into his work, fielding questions from adoring fans, exhibitionists and quirky fetishists – all via their web cams.  Then, a new intern at the studio shows romantic interest in Hollis, and what begins as a seemingly innocent crush turns into an unhealthy obsession.  Though his show usually keeps him at a comfortable distance from his audience, Hollis soon learns that his final show may end in bloody murder – broadcasted live to all his adoring fans. 

Told in the vein of “Blue Velvet” and “Body of Evidence.”  “Strangers Online” resurrects a dying genre and shines a light on the darkened corners of the digital world, where sex, secrets and danger lurk in the shadows.

Special features for the DVD will include an audio commentary with John Huckert, deleted scenes, bloopers and an alternate ending."

New Artwork For Shallow Creek

Here's some new artwork to accompany the release of The Anniversary at Shallow Creek which is set for a release on July 5th. More info can be found on my previous post here

All Hail The King

HBO's new show Game of Thrones, based on the book by George R R Martin, may only be a few episodes in, but it is already shaping up to be a quite excellent show. Crammed full of sex, violence and a labyrinthine plotline it is making Sunday nights something to look forward to. Whereas AMC's The Killing is just ambling along, and to tell the truth starting to bore me, Game of Thrones is just getting better and better. Great cast, which includes Sean Bean and Mark Addy, and a story that will suck you in and keep you in its grip, I can't recommend this enough.

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lust and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and 
honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones