The end of the world is on its way, apparently, so why not get into the spirit of things with the Well Go USA release of Doomsday Book? Directed by Kim Jee-Woon and Yim Pil-Sung, the Blu-ray and DVD are released on December 11th, and I just so happen to have a copy of the Blu-ray to giveaway!
December 8, 2012
December 7, 2012
Sure, it's not quite the end of 2012 just yet, but I don't believe that I will be getting any more new albums in the remaining couple of weeks of the year. So, below is my choice of Top 10 albums of the year. I don't listen to as many new albums as I would probably like to, but the below list is of albums that are personal favorites and have been pretty much played to death!
Black Metallers, Vreid, have unveiled the artwork to their upcoming album, Welcome Farewell, which you can see at the top of this page. The Norwegians have also announced that the first single from the album will be The Reap. Welcome Farewell will be released by Indie Recordings on March 5th, in North America, and February 26th in Europe.
Norwegian Black Metal band Nidingr have unveiled the second single from their latest album, Greatest of Deceivers. You can check out Vim Patior for yourself after the break.
God Seed, who are currently supporting Cradle of Filth on their tour, are set to make at least two festival appearances in 2013. Confirmed dates are Hellfest (June 21-23) and Graspop (June 28-30). Their latest album, I Begin, is available now from Indie Recordings, and you can check out their new video, for Alt Liv, below.
December 6, 2012
The latest film from writer/director Leos Carax, who incidentally directed one of my all-time favorites movies with Les Amants du Pont Neuf, is all set for a Blu-ray and DVD release from Artificial Eye in the UK. Holy Motors stars Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue, and takes place over the course of one day, and will be released on January 28th. Read on for more details.
With the recent announcement of the upcoming US Blu-ray and DVD release of Sinister just last week, I can now tell you that the Scott Derrickson fright-fest now has its UK home release. It will hit Blu-ray and DVD from Momentum Pictures on February 11th, with Digital Download also available. Will Sinister make my year end list? You'll just have to wait and see. A list of extras to be included on this release are listed below.
American Mary is without a doubt one of the most eagerly awaited and anticipated horror flicks in quite some time. Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska, the movie stars Katherine Isabelle as medical student Mary Mason and delves into the world of underground surgery and body modification. The good news is that XLrator Media has acquired the US rights to American Mary, and will release it on their ScreamFest imprint. The bad news? You'll have to wait until the Fall of 2013 to see it released. This is a little frustrating seeing as the film is getting a UK release in January. Still, we can be assured of a Blu-ray and DVD release.
December 5, 2012
Storage 24, from director Johannes (F) Roberts, hits ultra VOD tomorrow (Dec 6th) and theaters in January (11th). So, to get you ready for for this creature feature, which stars Noel Clarke, I have the new US trailer to share with you. Storage 24 is released by Magnet Releasing.
Arrow Film's Nordic Noir are releasing The Killing Season 3 (on DVD) and The Killing Trilogy (Blu-ray and DVD) on December 17th, and have just released a new trailer for the release. The trailer encourages fans to say goodbye to Sarah Lund, and just makes me want to buy this set! I watched the US remake, but am really eager to check out the Danish original.
Killer Joe, which is directed by William Friedkin and stars Matthew McConaughey, is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD from Lionsgate, just in time Christmas. It will be available on Digital Download from December 14th, before hitting disc and VOD on December 21st. The Unrated version will include an audio commentary from Friedkin.
December 4, 2012
January 8th will see the release, to Blu-ray and DVD, of the Bradley Rust Gray directed, Jack and Diane. This is definitely a film that has been on my radar, and I am quite eager to check it out. Check out the trailer, after the break, and make up your own mind.
Icelandic band, Solstafir, recently performed a KEXP radio session as part of the Iceland Airwaves Festival. The band played a three song set, featuring tunes from their 2011 album Svartir Sandar and 2009's Kold. They are currently playing as part of the Barge to Hell cruise (link below) and Svartir Sandar is available through Season of Mist. You can check out the full KEXP set below.
Doom thrashers, Castle, have announced dates for their extensive US tour. The tour is in supports of their Blacklands album, which is their first long-player for Prosthetic Records. For more news, including the full tour listing, continue after the break. You can also check out their video for Storm Below the Mountain, which is taken from Blacklands.
Let's face it, Die Hard kicks all kinds of ass. Now, to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary, 20th Century Fox will be releasing the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection on January 29th. Brutal Bruce action all the way! This five disc collection will feature the first four films on four of the discs, with the fifth disc featuring a ton of extras. Details below.
One of my favorite films, The Terminator, will be coming to Blu-ray in a new remastered edition early next year. 20th Century Fox will be releasing it on February 19th and it will include deleted scenes and a Terminator retrospective. Hell yeah, baby!
December 3, 2012
February 19th will see the release to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD of Sinister, from director Scott Derrickson. It will be released by Summit Entertainment and comes with a few extras, which include two audio commentaries. I caught the movie at the theater and really enjoyed it.
Director Lulu Jarmen's Bad Meat is all set for a US DVD release through MVD and Jinga Films on February 19th. I first caught the trailer sometime back and thought it looked like something that I definitely want to check out. You can check out that trailer below.
December 2, 2012
Upon awakening on December the 1st, I just knew it would be an horrific day. Horrific in the sense that I would be getting to see a bevy of horror and exploitation flicks on the big screen, in glorious 35mm. The reason for this? Why, it was the day of Hudson Horror Show 6 at Silver Cinemas South Hill 8 in Poughkeepsie, New York, that’s why!
Dragged into Sunlight – Widowmaker (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
In 2011 UK band Dragged into Sunlight unleashed the devastating Hatred for Mankind on the world. It was a quite superb doom-laden excursion in the blackest of metal, with each of the seven songs designed to beat you down as they speed towards the apocalypse. It was brutal and nihilistic; a quite stunning debut album. Now they are back with Widowmaker, but do not expect a carbon copy of Hatred for Mankind, as this is a quite different affair.
Hope Springs (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
As a movie fan, first and foremost, I try and mix up the type of films I watch. Of course, I watch a hell of a lot of horror movies, but believe me it is nice to mix in other genres and styles from time to time. Hope Springs is one such film that I had been looking forward to, for no other reason than it stars the heavyweight pairing of Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. As you might expect from these two, the film delivers on the comedy side, the romantic side and the hide behind your hands because its making me cringe side.