Saturday, December 10, 2016

ARROW VIDEO MARCH 2017 SLATE


March 2017 promises some great things from Arrow Video, with five amazing releases tailor made for cult and horror fans.

First out is Takashi Miike’s classic Dead or Alive Trilogy starring Riki Takeuchi and Show Aikawa as their various characters deal drugs in Tokyo, put their yakuza assassin skills to good use and even meet cyborg soldiers in future Yokohama. Each film deftly shows off Miike at the height of his skills, and weaves a captivating tapestry of crime, action and character study.

Next up is a franchise any horror fan around in the late 80s and early 90s will recognise: House: The Complete Collection, which comes to Dual Format in a gorgeous 2K restoration of all four films. With each film telling a different tale, and getting increasingly bonkers as the series goes on (who can forget the singing pizza in House IV?), the House films are equal parts funny, scary and entertaining. As much a joy for fans of weird cinema as they are for horror lovers.

Arrow Video’s March 2017 slate also brings two giallo gems from Luciano Ercoli, starring his wife Nieves Navarro. Death Walks on High Heelsand Death Walks at Midnight come to DVD and Blu-ray in beautiful 2K restorations that really show off the murder set pieces and gorgeous stylisation of these two superior gialli.

Last but not least sees not one, but two Limited Edition releases of Juan Piquer Simón’s slasher classic, Pieces arrive on Dual Format. Both editions include brand new 4K restorations and two versions of the film itself, as well as a host of fascinating special features and a CD with the entire original score. The Arrow Store exclusive version, which will be available to pre-order from early 2017, also includes a Limited Edition 12” Vinyl of the original score, featuring expanded artwork by Marc Schoenbach, and a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle replica.
Dead or Alive Trilogy - on Blu-ray and DVD on 13 March 2017
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Takashi Miike’s unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogy gets the high definition treatment with this special edition set. Each of the unique films show off the director at the pinnacle of his creativity, and are accompanied by a host of fantastic extras.
For a full press release and images please visit HERE
House: The Complete Collection - on Dual Format DVD + Blu-ray on 20 March 2017




From the creators of Friday the 13th, the crazy, scary and funny House films feature everything from zombie cowboys to singing pizzas. All four films are restored here in gorgeous 2K and come complete with a host of brand new documentaries and other extras for fans to delight in.
For a full press release and images please visit HERE
Death Walks on High Heels - on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 March 2017
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The Arrow Video release of Luciano Ercoli’s classic gialli, Death Walks on High Heels flaunts a beautiful 2K restoration from the original camera negative amidst all the special features. Fans can watch Nieves Navarro’s scene-stealing performance like never before, as she subverts the conventions of the genre.
For a full press release and images please visit HERE
Death Walks at Midnight - on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 March 2017
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Arguably Luciano Ercoli’s masterpiece, this 2K restoration of Death Walks at Midnight shows off the giallo as it was intended to be seen, letting film buffs and horror fans alike enjoy the ultra-stylised set pieces and the gruesome murder sequences.
For a full press release and images please visit HERE


Pieces - on Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Vinyl, Puzzle on 27 March 2017 [Arrow Store Exclusive]
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Juan Piquer Simón’s fun slasher gets the Limited Edition release it deserves from Arrow Video, with a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, a host of special features and an array of extras - some exclusive to the Arrow Store.
For a full press release and images please visit HERE
Pieces - on Limited Edition Dual Format DVD + Blu-ray on 27 March 2017
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IT'S TIME TO SUIT UP!!


It's time to suit up. #SpiderManHomecoming

In Theaters July 7.

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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Cast:
Tom Holland
Michael Keaton
Zendaya
Jon Favreau
Donald Glover
Tyne Daly
with Marisa Tomei
and Robert Downey Jr.
          

YOUTUBE RED AND BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION WANT TO WISH YOU 12 DEADLY DAYS

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YOUTUBE AND BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION PARTNER ON 


12 DEADLY DAYS

Holiday-Themed Horror-Comedy Series Features 12 Twisted Tales;  
Features YouTube Stars Anna Akana, Burnie Burns, Timothy DeLaGhetto,
Brittany Furlan, Tre Melvin, Mikey Murphy, Eric Ochoa, Nikki Limo, Troy Pindell,    
Meghan Rienks, Jake Roper and Alexis Zall

Debuts on 12/12 Exclusively on YouTube Red

YouTube and Emmy Award-winning Blumhouse Television today announced that they have partnered on a new half hour horror-comedy series called “12 Deadly Days.” Over the course of a dozen interconnected tales, the residents of Saturn, CA find themselves terrorized by everything from killer carolers and lovelorn vampires to cursed fruitcakes and haunted Christmas trees. The series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red on December 12, 2016.

Blumhouse Television is serving as the studio on the series created by executive producers Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite (as part of their first look deal with Blumhouse) and produced by Dakota Pictures which is set in the cursed town of Saturn during the twelve days leading up to Christmas. Troy Miller of Dakota, Josh Miller and Pat Casey also executive produced the series. Episodes in “12 Deadly Days” were directed by renowned genre talent like Joe Lynch, Joe Menendez, Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale, and John Hyams as well as Miller. A huge cast of talented and well-known actors, such as Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Kaitlin Doubleday (“Empire”), Dohn Norwood (“Hell on Wheels”), and Tom Lenk (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), are featured in “12 Deadly Days” along with top YouTube creators including Anna Akana, Burnie Burns, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Brittany Furlan, Tre Melvin, Mikey Murphy, Eric Ochoa, Nikki Limo, Troy Pindell, Meghan Rienks, Jake Roper and Alexis Zall.
 
“We’re honored to be working with Blumhouse, the masters of horror, as we move into more genre programming for YouTube Red, and were excited to pair them with twelve of the best actor-creators on YouTube for ‘12 Deadly Days,” said Tim Shey, Head of Scripted Programming, YouTube Originals. “Viewers are going to be blown away by the storytelling, performances, and dark humor of this series, which is like nothing else out right now.”

Jeremy Gold and Marci Wiseman, Co-Presidents of Blumhouse Television said: “We are excited to start this new chapter of Blumhouse Television with ‘12 Deadly Days.’ Chris and Jennifer created a unique and original series that Troy and his team at Dakota along with Josh and Pat have helped bring to life. YouTube Red is the perfect home for such an irreverent and scary series and we can’t wait to share it with everyone."

Wiseman and Gold recently joined Blumhouse Television as Co-Presidents joining Jessica Rhoades, the long-time Head of Programming & Development. Blumhouse Television has quickly grown, winning two Emmy awards (The Normal Heart, The Jinx), two Peabody awards (The Jinx and How to Dance in Ohio), assembling a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted dark genre programming. Blumhouse is currently producing Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel and is serving as the studio for a limited series adaptation of journalist Gabriel Sherman's acclaimed reporting on Roger Ailes, shepherded by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy. Blumhouse’s films, including the wildly successful The Purge, Insidious, Paranormal Activity and Ouija franchises, have grossed over $2 billion at the worldwide box-office.

This announcement also builds upon YouTube and Blumhouse’s partnership as Blumhouse previously partnered with YouTube Spaces to bring horror-inspired, virtual reality videos to YouTube fans this October.

SONY PICKS UP THE FILM RIGHTS TO A.D.: AFTER DEATH



SONY PICKS UP THE FILM RIGHTS TO
A.D.: AFTER DEATH
Writer Scott Snyder and illustrator Jeff Lemire's A.D.: AFTER DEATH, a three-part epic series published by Image Comics, has been acquired by Sony in a significant deal in a multi-party bidding war, to be developed into a feature film. Snyder and Lemire will serve as Executive Producers on the project. 


Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures will work alongside Eric Fineman at Columbia to produce the film. Bratman is also developing Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's comic series DESCENDER into a feature film franchise. 

A.D. is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. One man, years after the discovery of the cure, starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality.

A.D. is the first project Snyder and Lemire, longtime friends and both acclaimed and bestselling comic creators in their own right, have worked on together. This is the first project Lemire has illustrated that he has not also written. Book 1 was published November 2016, with Book 2 available December 21, 2016.

Snyder is a New York Times bestselling author and an Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer (AMERICAN VAMPIRE with Stephen King, SWAMP THING, BATMAN). His short story collection, VOODOO HEART, was published by Dial Press in 2006. The collection received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and was a Kirkus Reviews "Hot Debut" of the year. WYTCHES, his creator-owned Image Comics graphic novel series with illustrator Jock, is under option at New Regency with Plan B producing. 

Lemire is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the acclaimed graphic novels SWEET TOOTH, ESSEX COUNTY, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, and TRILLIUM. Having won the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award—recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal—and having been nominated for multiple Eisner awards and Harvey awards, Lemire currently writes the monthly adventures of MOON KNIGHT (DC Comics), THE X-MEN (Marvel), and his creator-owned ongoing DESCENDER (Image Comics). The rights to Lemire and Emi Lenox's PLUTONA at Image Comics have been acquired by Ken Kao to produce as a feature film. Lemire's graphic novel trilogy ESSEX COUNTY is under option to Canadian production company First Generation Films with Christina Piovesan producing as a TV series. 

The deal for A.D.: AFTER DEATH was brokered by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company, Inc., along with Lemire's attorney Allison Binder of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP and Snyder's attorney Lillian Laserson of Laserson Law.

THE SHELTER IS SET TO SPOOK HOMES JANUARY 2017

       The Shelter spooks DVD January 3rd

John Fallon’s “The Shelter”, called “remarkably ambitious” by the L.A Times, premieres on DVD January 3rd from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, The Virgin Suicides)  “steals each and every scene” in “the smart man’s horror film” (Icons of Fright) written, directed and produced by Fallon.

Extras on the DVD include an insightful audio commentary with writer/director/producer John Fallon, a video interview with star Michael Pare, a video tour of the house location, storyboards, the teaser, and the film's unnerving trailer.

On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas Jacobs (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

The Shelter hits DVD January 3 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
                       

THEY'RE BACK!!!! AND THEY ARE SAVING THE GALAXY ONCE AGAIN OR NOT???!!!!

                         
 

It’s showtime!
Watch the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer.
 Obviously. 
In theaters May 2017.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Michael Rooker, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russel and Sylvester Stallone.

Directed by James Gunn
            

CHARLES BAND DARES YOU TO ENTER THE WEIRD WORLD OF RAVENWOLF TOWERS!

 

Charles Band dares you to enter the weird world of RAVENWOLF TOWERS!


Twisted new horror series to air episodes every full moon!

"Makes Twin Peaks look like Downton Abbey"
- ShockTillYouDrop.com

Legendary cult filmmaker and Full Moon Entertainment founder Charles Band is thrilled to present his new series RAVENWOLF TOWERS, which he describes as a “love letter to Full Moon fans past and present”.

The chilling, seven-part horror series is directed and produced by Band, who will release one episode every full moon, beginning December 13th. And as a bonus for Full Moon film fanatics, embedded within each weird and wicked episode of the series, Band has found novel ways to re-introduce some of Full Moon’s most famous and feared characters and creatures into the narrative.

Full Moon Entertainment will release RAVENWOLF TOWERS on their Amazon Channel (www.fullmoonamazon.com), at FullMoonStreaming.com and on DVD. The first episode, titled Bad Mary, will debut on December 13.

And as a premium for customers who order the DVD, Band has committed to personally signing every copy sold.

Synopsis:

RAVENWOLF TOWERS, the dark saga of a family of incestuous lunatics lording over the remains of a looming, formerly opulent and now dilapidated Hollywood hotel.

Like a cross between Jack Hill’s 1964 Gothic shocker SPIDER-BABY and Dan Curtis’ beloved horror soap opera DARK SHADOWS, RAVENWOLF TOWERS follows the gruesome and bizarre adventures of Jake, the new assistant manager at ‘The Towers’ who is soon subject to the horror at the heart of the building: guests disappear without a trace, mad doctors meddle with madder science, degenerate monsters lurking around every corner and a beautiful woman who may be a distressed damsel in need of saving…or just might be the most terrifying resident of RAVENWOLF TOWERS.

At the center of it all is the spastic, inbred clan whose minds have become irrevocably warped as they live, love, die and commit all manner of sin within the walls of ‘The Towers’.

FOUR FRIENDS SEARCH FOR A DEATH CERTIFICATE ONLY TO FIND OUT WHO ELOISE IS????

ELOISE
Distribution Company: Vertical Entertainment
Release Date: February 3, 2017
Directed by: Robert Legato
Written by: Christopher Borrelli
Starring: Chace Crawford, Eliza Dushku, Robert Patrick, Nicole Forester, Brandon T. Jackson
Running Time: 89 minutes
Rating: Not rated
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Gnlm-ZcHdqw
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VertEnt
Synopsis: Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a
death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.