February 24, 2012

The Raid: Redemption - New Poster and Trailer

Eagerly awaited? I'd say so. Coming to select theaters on March 23rd, through Sony Classics, is the Gareth Evans directed The Raid: Redemption. Above, you can see the new poster, which debuted over at Collider.com, and after the break you can check out the spanking new trailer. 

The Raid was the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Midnight Madness Award winner

New trailer for Inbred!

Quite possibly one of my most anxious awaited movies of the year is Inbred, directed by Alex Chandon. I have covered it considerably on these pages and now I have the new full trailer to share with you, and it looks nasty!

May's New Releases from Arrow

Just this week I received my very first Blu-ray from Arrow. It's Lucio Fulci's masterpiece The Beyond, and quite frankly it is gorgeous. Now I am happy to announce Arrow's upcoming release for May 2012, and they include more Fulci, with his The House by the Cemetery hitting Blu. Also coming to Blu is The Forbidden Zone and a DVD release for The Exterminator. Please note the UK date format DD/MM/YY.

February 23, 2012

Comic Con IV: A Fan's Hope - Release Details and Tour Dates

Morgan Spurlock, the director who brought us Super Size Me and The Great Movie Ever Sold, is back with a new documentary entitled Comic Con IV: A Fan's Hope. This time he takes a look at the phenomena that is the San Diego Comic Con, and he's taking it on tour. The tour kicks off on April 5th  in Atlanta, with the movie hitting theaters and VOD the following day.

Filthy Review - The Sleeper

The Sleeper (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

The slasher sub-genre is sometimes looked upon as the red-headed step-child of horror. It’s looked down upon by many, with the simplistic set-ups and plotting; invariably involving teenagers, sex and the deaths of said teenagers. In my eyes though they have always been the popcorn of horror; fun party flicks in which you don’t need to engage your brain. In fact several of my favorite horror flicks are indeed from the early 1980’s slasher boom. There’s just something about the look of them, the smell, the sheer stupidity of the entire cast, save for the one survivor of course.

The Camel Spiders are coming

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 27th from Anchor bay is the Jim Wynorski directed Camel Spiders, under the Roger Corman Presents banner. Sounds like some B-movie mayhem to me. The movie stars Brian Krause, C. Thomas Howell and Gigi Emata. Click on the link for more details, including full synopsis, stills and the trailer, which debuted over at Dread Central.

February 21, 2012

Shame to hit Blu-ray in April

This is definitely news that I have been looking forward to. One of my most eagerly awaited flicks of the year is all set to be released on Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 17th from Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox. Shame is directed by Steve McQueen, no not that one, and stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, who recently starred in A Dangerous Method and Drive, respectively. Hopefully it will be an Unrated released. For full details click below.

February 19, 2012

Beware The Prospector's Curse

I was going to hold on to this news and post it tomorrow, as it has been a long day, but I couldn't wait for a couple of reasons. First reason is that The Prospector's Curse is a short film that has just wrapped filming in Ponty Pool, Ontario, Canada, and as you probably know I am really impressed with the amount of quality genre cinema filtering down from the Great White North. The second reason being is that one of the stars is Robert Nolan. Yes, the very same Robert Nolan who stars in Fatal Picture's short movies Worm and Familiar. These are two of the best short films I have seen and Nolan was superb in both, playing the brothers Dodd.

Filthy Review - London Boulevard

London Boulevard (2010)

Review by Jude Felton

London Boulevard is the directorial debut of The Departed’s screenwriter, William Monahan. Aside from that fact I really did not know too much about this movie. I knew it had a good solid cast, in fact it has a terrific cast, but little else. Sometimes that is the best way to go into a movie, with no real expectations. The fact that Monahan wrote the screenplay for The Departed was neither here nor there for me as I preferred Infernal Affairs, from which The Departed was based on.

As the opening credits rolled I did notice one other interesting fact, and that was that this movie is based on the novel, of the same name, by Ken Bruen. Another of Bruen’s novels was recently adapted into the Jason Statham serial killer movie, Blitz. That wasn’t an outstanding movie, although I did enjoy it for the most part.

Filthy Review - The Dead

The Dead (2010)

Review by Jude Felton

The zombie movie, when done well, can be a beautiful thing to behold. There is something quite poetic about the apocalyptic nature of these movies, something that taps into our psyche and forces us to question what we would do in a similar situation. Alas, the bad heavily outnumber the good, just as the undead outnumber the living in most of these movies.

Once in a while though a gem emerges through the rubble that reaffirms the love I do have for this sub-genre. I don’t believe budget has anything to do with the quality of a good zombie flick, in fact some of my favorites have virtually no budget. They are however seemingly ripe for the picking for the talentless, who seem to think that a zombie movie is an easy route to take when starting out in film.

Filthy Review - Retreat

Retreat (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

The home invasion movie, when done well, can prove to be a truly scary event. It plays into our deepest fears of having the one place we truly feel safe threatened. Over recent years we’ve had, to varying degrees of success, movies such as Ils (Them), A l’interieur (Inside), The Strangers and Cherry Tree Lane. All have the same basic home invasion premise and all kept the action limited, for the most part, to one location which adds to the sense of confinement.

Now we have a newcomer to this sub-genre, and one from a first time writer and director, which for me bore more similarities to the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. Not necessarily in terms of the execution of the plot, but more in terms of a husband and wife isolated from the rest of the world having to deal with an intruder into their lives.