On November 20th Miramax and Lionsgate will be releasing the 8 film Blu-ray collection Tarantino XX: Celebrating 20 Years of Filmmaking. The 10 disc set will contain 2 discs that have 5 hours of new bonus material! The films included, and no real surprises here, are Resevoir Dogs, True Romance - Director's Cut, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol 1, Kill Bill Vol 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. Full details below.
September 29, 2012
If you haven't had the chance to see director Richard Powell's short film, 'Familiar', you now will, with the film set to hit several festivals over the coming months. The film focuses on John Dodd, brother of Geoffrey from Powell's Worm, and the dark recesses of his mind. You can check out my review here, and after the break I have listed all the festivals that Familiar is playing, along with the teaser trailer.
September 28, 2012
Citadel, from director Ciaran Foy, is set to open in select theaters on November 9th. The film is about a young couple who are attacked by hooded thugs, and the tragic consequences. I'm definitely down to check this out. It seems that high-rise apartment buildings are quite the rage right now.
Fooled you! There's no review. I'm kidding, I actually contributed a review of John Carpenter's Escape from New York for Back Online, Back On Duty's Yeah! Guns and Shit! 80s Action Week. So, you can read it by clicking the link below!
Freestyle Digital Media have just announced that they have picked up Brian Yuzna's Amphibious: Creature from the Deep for distribution. The film will be available across all digital platforms, from October 9th, with a DVD release to follow. Whether it will be released in 3D remains to be seen. Sounds cheesetastic to me!
October 9th will see Ridley Scott's Prometheus released on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. It will be available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, including the 4 Disc Collectors edition (pictured above) and will contain over 7 hours of bonus material. I missed the film at the theater, so I cannot wait to get my hands on this puppy!
LD have unveiled the new poster for The Collection, and it looks a little familiar to me. That is the point though, I am guessing, blending the masked imagery from the first film (The Collector) and tying it in with the first poster for The Collection. All being said, I like it!
September 27, 2012
With the UK release of Carles Torrens Apartment 143 fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to share a spooky new clip from the film. It hits DVD, from Momentum Pictures, on October 15th.
September 26, 2012
On November 6th Well Go USA will be releasing the DVD of Supernatural Activity which, as you might have guessed, seems to be another parody of Paranormal Activity and The Blair witch project. I actually caught the trailer the other day, and it did look amusing in a completely stupid kind of way. You can read more on this release, and watch the trailer, after the break.
Next week (October 1st) Entertainment One will be releasing the spookfest, The Pact, on to Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, and I have another new clip to share with you. The film is directed by Nicolas McCarthy and stars Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien.
September 25, 2012
Looper: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
The Rian Johnson directed thriller, Looper, hits theaters later this week (September 28th). The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, and from what I have seen of the previews it looks like it could be a cracking good yarn. Accompanying the film’s theatrical release is the Soundtrack which was composed by Nathan Johnson, so I thought I would give that the once over. Actually, more than the once over as it’s been on loop (sorry!) on my iPod recently.
The Victim, directed by Michael Biehn and starring Jennifer Blanc, Danielle Harris and Biehn himself, has just hit UK stores, as well as being currently available in the US, on both Blu-ray and DVD. So, I am very happy to say that both Michael and Jennifer took some time out to answer a few questions I shot their way.
September 24, 2012
The Reich does indeed strike back on October 2nd, when Entertainment One release Iron Sky on Blu-ray and DVD. This release will include a making of featurette, behind the scenes footage and an audio commentary.
Strand Releasing is without a doubt one of my favorite film distributors, and on October 9th they will be releasing the DVD of Crazy Eyes. To coincide with this release, Strand have been kind enough to supply me with 5 copies of the DVD for a giveaway!
The latest release in the Bloody Disgusting Selects series of films, Truth or Die, is all set for its DVD release on October 9th. So, I am happy to say that I have one copy of the DVD to giveaway to one lucky soul!
On November 5th (yep, bonfire night!) Alejandro Jodorowsky's trip of a movie, Santa Sangre, will be released on Blu-ray and 2 Disc DVD by Mr Bongo Films. This looks to be a hell of a nice looking release, although I have no word on the special features yet. However, I will be sure to share them with you, once I know more.
Damn! It's been 20 years already? Back when I lived in the UK, the comedy show Men Behaving Badly was without a doubt one of my favorite shows. Quite simply, it was funny as hell. Now, to celebrate the 20 anniversary of the show, Freemantle Media Enterprises will be releasing an 8 disc collection on October 29th, which will feature over 20 hours of the show; every last episode!
The Tall Man (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
In 2008 director Pascal Laugier unleashed the devastating Martyrs on an unsuspecting public. This was one film that once you have watched you won’t soon forget; it’s brutal and heartbreaking, and quite excellent. Now, four years on and he is back with his English language debut, The Tall Man, which might not pack the same visceral punch as its predecessor, but it is still no less powerful in its own right.
Great news for genre fans in the UK, and that is that the quite wonderful Some Guys Who Kills People, which is directed by Jack Perez, will be hitting theaters on October 5th. It will then hit Blu-ray, DVD, Download and VOD on the new date of October 15th. Rocking good news!
September 23, 2012
Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
When it comes to the Resident Evil franchise, there are two very distinct sides. On the one side you have the live-action movies, which star Milla Jovovich. They are fun for what they are, but to me they aren’t really in the Resident Evil world. Then, on the other side, there are the original games, with masters of unlocking, abandoned police stations and crazy ass moon-walking (yeah, I had too much free time). The games rocked, at least until Resident Evil 4, which is the last one I played through. For me though it was the first two games, and in particular RE2. This was the game that introduced us to Leon S. Kennedy and Ada Wong, both of whom would return in later games and movies.
Strippers vs. Werewolves (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
With a title such as Strippers vs. Werewolves you will certainly hope to get a little bit of both. Hell, we had Zombie Strippers a few years back, which starred Robert Englund who pops up here for one scene, so why the hell not have them fighting werewolves? It could work, right? Well, director Jonathan Glendening makes a good fist of it, even if the film doesn’t fire with both barrels of its silver bullet-loaded shotgun.