On Tuesday (September 25th) Well Go USA will be releasing the Brit flick Strippers vs Werewolves. I'll be posting my review of the film tomorrow, but in the meantime you can be in with a chance of winning yourself a copy of the Blu-ray, thanks to the good folk at Well Go USA.
September 22, 2012
On October 23rd the inbred hillbillies will return, in Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, and there's a new age-gated trailer to share with you. The film is released on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox. I did download the trailer myself, but couldn't work out how to stick an age-gate on it, as per the request of the PR company, so instead I have linked up the trailer from Bloody-disgusting.com. Enjoy!
September 21, 2012
So, Sir Anthony Hopkins will be hitting the big screens as legendary director Alfie Hitchcock in the not so distant future? Should definitely be something to look forward to, I mean if anyone can nail the role I am sure the savvy Welshman can. Not so sure I am ready to see Daniel-san Ralph Macchio back on the big screen, but that is beside the point. My point, and there is one, is the use of promotional poster. Read on my fiends.
Coming to VOD on September 28th, and theater on October 26th, is Luis Prieto's Pusher. Based on the Danish movies by Nicolas Winding Refn, who also serves as Executive Producer, the film is rated R and stars Richard Doyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn and Zlatko Buric. Check out the trailer after the break.
September 20, 2012
On November 30th their is a very good chance that I will be heading down to the local theater. The reason being is that The Collection, which is the sequel to the 2009 flick The Collector, is being released. Personally, I cannot wait. Yeah, it's a sequel but I don't care, I love the first flick and am looking forward to this one. You can check out the new trailer and the full synopsis for the Marcus Dunstan directed film after the break.
The new poster to accompany the September 25th On-Demand release of David L/G. Hughes crime thriller Hard Boiled Sweets has just debuted, and you can check that out above. I've also got a few stills to share with you, to go along with the character posters in my previous post here.
October Baby (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
When watching a movie for review I always like to do a little research on the film, especially if I don’t know an awful lot about it aside from the basic plot. Whilst have a look around for information about October Baby, one thing became very apparent; this would be a film with a heavy Christian influence to it. It’s always a dead giveaway when links send you towards religious sites. Now, I don’t essentially have a problem with that, but I thought it would be worth mentioning to give you a rough idea of what to expect. It actually doesn’t get too heavy into the religious aspect, although this does become more evident as the film progress. What was far more interesting to me was the central plot of a young girl discovering that she was adopted, and then getting hit with a double-whammy.
Noburo Iguchi's Dead Sushi will be making its US premiere at Austin's Fantastic Fest on September 21st. The screening will be followed by the 'Asian Invasion' party, which sounds like fun. Iguchi has previously unleashed, on an unsuspecting world, such gems as The Machine Girl and Karate-Robo Zaborgar. You have been warned!
On October 29th Arrow Films will releasing the Norwegian film, King of Devil's Island, to Blu-ray and DVD. The film is directed by Marius Holst and stars Stellan Skarsgard in a story that is based on the real events surrounding the rebellion against the harsh conditions at a young offenders prison. The film is actually rated 12, and not 15 as the artwork above would suggest.
September 19, 2012
Back in July I posted about Shameless Screen Entertainment's 4th Quarter releases of Amsterdamned and The House of the Laughing Windows, so I just thought I would update you with the artwork for Amsterdamned. On first glance it seems harmless enough, but there is definitely more than initially meets the eye! Amsterdamned hits on October 22nd.
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The short film If I Am Your Mirror, from Garret DeHart, recently debuted online, and is rather good. The 20 minute animated short is based of the Edgar Allan Poe tale A Tell-Tale Heart and follows a veteran of the Civil War, who is looking for revenge. You can check out this cracking short after the break.
News on a couple of cool upcoming Blu-ray releases from Second Sight in the UK. On November 19th, Second Sight Films will be releasing Short Circuit and Flight of the Navigator to Blu-ray. This will be the first time either film has been released on the HD format in the UK, and both will also be available on DVD. More details on both can be found after the break. As far as I can tell, both will be Region Free releases.
September 18, 2012
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Review by Jude Felton
The world of addiction is something that not many of us truly understand. Films and television shows quite often portray events of the actual addiction itself and its direct effects, but we don’t always see the long-term repercussions of this sickness. In Joachim Trier’s 2011 film, Oslo, August 31st, we join 34 year old Anders during one day of his life, as he struggles with his rehabilitation.
Next Monday, September 24th, will see the Lady Snowblood movies hit Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world. Arrow Films will be releasing two lush looking editions of the release; the first being the Blu-ray Steelbook edition, and the second being the Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format Edition. The Lady Snowblood movies were big influences on Quentin Tarantino when he was making the Kill Bill flicks, going so far as to base O-Ren Ishii on Lady Snowblood herself, as well as using the theme music and making the cast of Kill Bill all watch Lady Snowblood. More details on the Lady Snowblood release can be found after the break.
September 17, 2012
Invading the world of 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on November 30th is Men in Black 3. It will be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on 3D Blu-ray combo pack (pictured above), Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and DVD, and all will come with UltraViolet links. Also being released will be, the very cool sounding, Men in Black Trilogy Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set. Details of special features to be included can be found below.
Nice timing on this piece of news. Following my review of Alex Chandon's Inbred, I have just received news about Phoenix FearCON V, which will feature screenings of not only the terrific Inbred, but also the wonderful short film Familiar, amongst many more cool events on October 13th. Full lowdown after the break.
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This is the sort of news that makes Monday mornings seem a little more tolerable! Yudai Yamaguchi's Tebana Sankichi: Snot Rockets, which has to be the best film title in years, is all set to have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest 2012, in Austin on September 22nd. The film is a feature length remake of his earlier short film, and you can read more below.
September 16, 2012
The Victim (2011)
Review by Jeff Konopka
A lot of actors have made the jump to writing and/or directing their own features. Clint Eastwood comes to mind as one of the best examples of an actor turned auteur. Back in Eastwood's heyday, this wasn't all too common, but these days, with the convenience of digital equipment and affordable editing software, we are seeing an increasing number of actors moving behind the camera. One of the latest is Michael Biehn, who has been acting in genre films for years, but who made his debut in 2010 as co-director of the action flick, BLOOD BOND. Apparently, Biehn enjoyed the experience, as he has returned with THE VICTIM, a genre thriller that he wrote, directed, and starred in. I’ve been a fan of Biehn since I first saw him in THE TERMINATOR as a kid, so I was really looking forward to seeing THE VICTIM; especially after his great performances in Stephen Mena’s BEREAVMENT, and more recently, Xavier Gens’ THE DIVIDE. Unfortunately, while his performance in THE VICTIM is good, I found Biehn’s first solo directorial effort to be a mixed bag.
Dragon Wasps (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
When approaching a movie with a title such as Dragon Wasps, you need to put your mind in the right place. If you go in expecting a deadly serious movie, your mind will probably spontaneously combust and really put a downer on your day. However, if you go into it expecting some SyFy-tastic style giant bug flick, you will probably fair a little better, and your mind will in all likelihood remain intact. Am not totally sure about that, but mine seems okay so far.
The Raid (2011)
Review by Jude Felton
If I told you that, without a shadow of a doubt, that the best action flick that these eyes have seen in years, would be an Indonesian film directed by a Welshman, you might well think that I was on some sort of mind altering drug. Well, I am not on drugs but I do speak the truth. The Raid is hands-down one of the most exciting and visceral movie experiences I have seen.
Review by Jude Felton
Director Alex Chandon is not what you might say the most prolific director working in movies today. In fact, his last movie, Cradle of Fear, was released back in 2001. Be that as it may, my anticipation for Inbred had reached a ridiculous high, since first reading about it in 2011. The title alone was enough, and then it went quiet(ish). The film played festivals, trailers were released and some cool looking posters started doing the rounds, but this is an English flick, so I thought I was going to have to wait forever for it to get a domestic release in the States. Well, I am still waiting on news of that release, but it is about to hit Blu-ray and DVD in its native Blighty, and that itself is grand news thanks to all-region hardware. For review purposes I watched an online screener.