Saturday, June 24, 2017

DARK CUTS TO RELEASE KARATE KILL THIS JULY

Tarantino meets Cannon Films in KARATE KILL releasing this July from Dark Cuts!


 


Tarantino meets Cannon Films in Karate Kill, from acclaimed filmmaker Kurando Mitsutake, on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD July 18.

Featuring a "grimly relentless performance” (Japan Times) from Hayate, with solid support from Iron Fist’s David Sakurai and WWE icon Katarina Leigh Waters, Karate Kill will be available on Blu-ray and DVD - exclusive to Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon – on July 18.  VOD will be day and date on iTunes, VHX, Google Play, Fandango, Vudu, Dish, Vubiquity, Comcast, Charter, Cox and Xbox.

A “must see” (Terror Weekend) action masterpiece from the director of Gun Woman and Blind Wolf comes to the U.S. When Karate master Kenji’s (Hayate) young sister (Mana Sakura) is kidnapped by a dangerous cult, and taken to the U.S. he will stop at nothing to find her. Partnered with a mysterious shot-gun toting partner, Kenji must use his mastery of Karate to dismantle the cult members one by one in spectacular and bloody fashion, until he finds his sister.

Dark Cuts releases Karate Kill July 18.
          

YOU CAN'T KILL IT. YOU CAN'T ESCAPE IT. YOU CAN ONLY GIVE IT TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE!

The highly-anticipated GREMLIN premieres on VOD this July from Uncork'd Entertainment!


 


Emmy Award winning director, Ryan Bellgardt’s (Army of Frankenstein) highly anticipated creature feature Gremlin hits VOD July 11 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Godzilla meets The Ring in a thrilling, uniquely-scripted horror jaunt that boasts amazing computer-generated effects and from some of the best in the game.

Adam receives a mysterious box from a relative containing a creature that will kill everyone he cares about. The only way to be rid of the curse is to give the box to someone he loves. As the ominous timer on the box counts down to its end, he can only imagine the horrors that await. Does he give the box away to save his family, or unleash a monster upon humanity? He can’t destroy it. He can’t escape it. He can only give it to someone he loves…

Adam Hampton, Kristy K. Boone, Catcher Stair, Katie Burgess, Mike Waugh, and Caleb Milby star in Gremlin, available everywhere on digital 7/11.
          

MARVEL LEGACY #1 TO HIT THIS SEPTEMBER

Make Mine Marvel with MARVEL LEGACY #1 this September!
A New Era for Marvel, and Flawless Entry Point for all Fans, Begins this Fall with a 50-page Blockbuster One-shot from Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic!


                                                                                                              
An Asgardian titan. A Wakandan warrior bred to be a king. The very first Sorcerer Supreme.

Since its inception, Marvel has been delivering groundbreaking heroes and explosive stories. Now, prepare to return to the dawn of time, as Marvel introduces you to the first Avengers from 1,000,000 BC – when iconic torch-bearers such as Odin, Iron Fist, Star Brand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther come together for the startling origin of the Marvel Universe, in MARVEL LEGACY #1!

The acclaimed team of writer Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor) and artist Esad Ribic (Secret Wars) reunite for an all-new 50-page blockbuster one-shot that will take you through time to the current Marvel Universe, showing you how it’s truly “all connected.” A true homage to Marvel’s groundbreaking stories, MARVEL LEGACY brings your favorite characters together for exciting and epic new stories that will culminate in returning to original series numbering for long-running titles.

MARVEL LEGACY #1 isn’t simply a history lesson,” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Rather, it’s the starting gun to a bevy of mysteries and secrets and revelations that will reverberate across the Marvel Universe in the weeks and months to come! No character, no franchise will be untouched by the game-changing events that play out across its pages. Jason and Esad pulled out all the stops to fat-pack this colossal issue with as much intrigue, action, surprise, mystery, shock and adventure as possible!”

MARVEL LEGACY #1 will present all fans – new readers and current readers – the very best jumping on point in the history of comics,” says Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “What Jason and Esad have crafted is more grand and more gargantuan than anything we have ever seen before and introduces concepts and characters the Marvel Universe has never encountered. Fans are going to witness an all-new look at the Marvel Universe starting at one of the earliest moments in time carried all the way into present day. Not only will this be the catalyst for Marvel evolving and moving forward, but expect it to be the spark that will ignite the industry as a whole.”

This September, prepare to MAKE MINE MARVEL with the most surprising, suspenseful, mysterious, astonishing tale ever told, featuring appearances from almost every beloved Marvel hero! It all leads to the return of a major Marvel icon in a shocking reveal that will leave fans speechless!

True believers: this book has it all! Dive into all the excitement when MARVEL LEGACY #1 comes to comic shops everywhere this September!


MARVEL LEGACY #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ESAD RIBIC
Double Gatefold Cover by JOE QUESADA

JOE LYNCH TO DIRECT FOODIE-THEMED HORROR THRILLER "TASTE"


JOE LYNCH SET TO DIRECT THE FOODIE-THEMED HORROR THRILLER ‘TASTE’ FROM PENCHANT ENTERTAINMENT

Lynch most recently helmed critically-acclaimed ‘Mayhem’ at SXSW; production set for late summer

Penchant Entertainment has announced that Joe Lynch has come onboard to direct the horror film TASTE. Written by David Cohen, the project will be produced by Cohen, and Penchant partners Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter. TASTE has qualified for the California tax credit and will shoot in Los Angeles later this summer.

When a young chef-on-the-rise is invited to cook for a revered master’s private supper club, what at first seems like a career-launching opportunity, soon turns deadly with the discovery that she and her husband are at risk of becoming dinner themselves. Redefining the term “farm-to table,” this deliciously disturbing film will leave audiences and foodies alike forever questioning what arrives on their plates.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Joe on TASTE. His genre track record and irreverent sensibility are the perfect fit for this quick-witted and timely horror film,” said Eggers.

“I’ve been dying to direct something darker in the genre and when I read David’s script, which had a fantastic take on the current Foodie/Haute Cuisine culture, I was pretty much salivating, pun intended. I’m thrilled to be working with Penchant to bring this fantastically twisted and exciting tale to life and make people rethink what’s for dinner,” said Lynch.

Lynch’s latest film MAYHEM (starring THE WALKING DEAD’s Steven Yeun) recently premiered at the SXSW Film Festival to glowing reviews, won the Audience Award at the Chattanooga Film Festival and is currently screening at festivals worldwide. RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks' Shudder are partnering on the North American release of the film through a deal finalized at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.

In addition to MAYHEM, Lynch is best known for helming WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END with Henry Rollins, KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM with Peter Dinklage and EVERLY with Salma Hayek. Prior to his feature work, Lynch directed music videos for Faith No More, 311, Pete Yorn, DevilDriver, Strapping Young Lad among others, and created the hit show URANIUM for Fuse. Lynch is also one half of the popular THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast with fellow director Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN), which was named one of 2015’s Top Podcasts by Entertainment Weekly and is consistently on iTunes Top 25 Film & TV podcasts. Lynch and Green previously collaborated on multiple projects together, including the cult TV sitcom HOLLISTON for ArieScope and FEARnet.

Dave Cohen is currently packaging his script SUBJECT ZERO, which was featured on the Black List. Previously, Dave wrote NO ONE LIVES, directed by Ryûhei Kitamura, starring Luke Evans. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival as part of the Midnight Section and was released by WWE Studios. Pathe International produced and financed. Dave also wrote THE VATICAN, a conspiracy-driven thriller, for Warner Bros., director William Brent Bell (THE DEVIL INSIDE) and producer Roy Lee.

Feature film and television executives and producers Eggers, Hudson and Porter launched Penchant earlier this year to create sophisticated, commercial entertainment for audiences worldwide. Their current slate of projects include the critically-acclaimed New York Times and Amazon bestselling book Hostage to the Devil, TV project “THE SCRAWL,” from recent Oscar® nominee, Eric Heisserer (THE ARRIVAL) and WGA-award-winner Zach Crawly (HEROES REBORN) and the feature THE MEAN TIDE, written by Liska Ostojic & Justin Partridge, from a screenplay by Mark DeGaetani, and helmed by award-winning indie director Shana Betz (FREE RIDE starring Anna Paquin).

Lynch is repped by Anonymous Content and Paradigm. Cohen is repped by Gersh and Jeremy Platt at Plattform.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

TOIL AND TROUBLE HITS THE DEEP SOUTH IN "REDLANDS"


TOIL AND TROUBLE HITS THE DEEP SOUTH IN REDLANDS
Eisner award winning Bellaire and Del Rey launch witchy new series
 
First announced at Emerald City Comic Con, the new ongoing series REDLANDS—created by the all-female team of bestselling, Eisner award-winning Jordie Bellaire (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically-acclaimed Vanesa R. del Rey (ZERO, Scarlet Witch, Constantine)—will launch this August.

Redlands is my sick, weird love letter to Stephen King, Florida and Riot Grrrls everywhere but ultimately, hate mail for everything else,” said Bellaire. “Inspired by the strange complexities of real world politics and crime, the characters of Redlands play victim and villain, attempting to understand themselves and others, through murder, magic and mayhem.”

REDLANDS introduces readers to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida where the police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned community and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them.

Del Rey added: “The world of Redlands was brewed in darkness, it is murky waters, it is a gloomy day in the humidity of the mangroves. There is ferocity in this land, it is savagery that goes deep noir. The stories that develop in this world are as intricate as the etched lines that depict them.”

Marrying the sexy, witchy-goodness of Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's BLACK MAGICK and Melissa de la Cruz's beloved Witches of East End with the deep-South atmosphere of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's SOUTHERN BASTARDS and American Horror Story: Coven, REDLANDS is set to be the horror series of the summer.

REDLANDS #1 (Diamond Code JUN170621) will hit stores on Wednesday, August 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, July 17th.
 

ROBERT PATTISON STARS IN A PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY OF PROPULSIVE INTENSITY IN "GOOD TIME"



The first trailer for GOOD TIME is a haywire symphony of violence and mayhem, featuring Robert Pattinson and original music from OneOhTrix Point Never and Iggy Pop.


Josh and Benny Safdie's latest film will have its world premiere In-Competition at the Cannes Film Festival next week. 
Following the mind-bending HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, GOOD TIME is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.
- IN THEATERS AUGUST 11 -
         

ARROW VIDEO'S AUGUST 2017 BLU-RAY/DVD SLATE


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The summer really hots up in August, as Arrow Video releases a white-knuckle thriller, a cult comedy making its worldwide Blu-ray debut, two splatter horror classics, a giallo masterpiece and a rare Italian sword-and-sandal epic.

First up is the long awaited worldwide Blu-ray debut of Shock Treatment, the cult musical comedy written by and starring Richard O’Brien, the legendary creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The lead characters from that film, Brad and Janet, here become involved in a devilishly deviant gameshow, in a film that bills itself as not a sequel… not a prequel… but an equal to Rocky Horror! With a host of fantastic extras, these limited edition ‘Nation’ and ‘Cosmo’ releases come with collector cards and a poster, in superb new packaging.

This month also sees the Dual Format release of the star-studded, action-packed crime thriller Ronin, from master director John Frankenheimer (Seconds, The Manchurian Candidate), starring Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Heat), Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional) and Sean Bean (Stormy Monday, Game of Thrones). A fantastically entertaining heist-gone-wrong crime caper, featuring one of the greatest car chases ever committed to film, Ronin is presented in a brand new, cinematographer-approved 4K restoration, along with a host of behind the scenes featurettes, with a reversible sleeve, and a collector’s booklet with the first pressing.

Mid-August onwards sees horror fans spoiled for choice: starting with the Dual Format release of Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece giallo Don’t Torture a Duckling, starring Italian genre stalwarts Tomas Milian and Barbara Bouchet trying to find out who is responsible for a spate of mysterious murders in a sleepy village. Widely regarded as Fulci's greatest film, the 1972 classic is presented in a High Definition Blu-ray, with a new commentary and interviews, and a collector’s booklet with the first pressing.
Then there is the Dual Format release of controversial splatter classic The Slayer,JS Cardone’s gruesome 80s chiller about a group of friends trapped on a remote island and stalked by a crazed killer. The infamous slasher film, previously only been available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, comes lovingly restored from the original negative, in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new; and the first pressing includes a collector’s booklet with brand new writing on the film.

Another splatterific offering coming out on Blu-ray is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Tobe Hooper’s extraordinary 1986 sequel to his seminal horror classic, mixing horror and comedy to splendid effect and featuring the unforgettable sight of Dennis Hopper (Speed, Easy Rider) wielding twin chainsaws. A cult classic in its own right, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 serves up a heady blend of gratuitous gore, socio-political critique and jet-black humour, and is presented in High Definition Blu-ray presentation, from a digital transfer supervised by director of photography Richard Kooris. 

At the end of August comes the Dual Format release Erik the Conqueror, a 1961 sword-and-sandal epic from Italian supremo Mario Bava, a rare detour from the master director away from genre thrillers like Rabid Dogs and A Bay of Blood. Inspired by the Kirk Douglas hit The Vikings, this is a tale of treachery, heroism and forbidden love starring George Ardisson (Juliet of the Spirits) in the title role, and Hollywood legend Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace). Restored in high definition for the first time, and packed with extras, as well as a collector’s booklet with the first pressing, this is a must for Bava fans and lovers of spectacular swashbucklers.

Shock Treatment - on Blu-ray on 7 August 2017
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Fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show rejoice - Brad and Janet (played here by Jessica Harper and Cliff De Young) return in 1981’s Shock Treatment, Richard O’Brien’s delirious send-up on TV game shows. Starring O’Brien and Patricia Quinn as deviant doctors, and featuring appearances from comedy stars including Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries and Ruby Wax, this cult oddity makes its worldwide Blu-ray debut thanks to Arrow Video, in a magnificent collector’s editions (based around lead characters Dr Nation and Dr Quinn) featuring a host of extras as well as collector’s cards and a poster. Choose between two shocking slipcase designs - Nation McKinley / Bert Schnick or Cosmo McKinley / Janet Majors!


Ronin - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 14 August 2017

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Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Sean Bean and Natascha McElhone star in John Frankenheimer’s superb full throttle thriller, a slickly-plotted gem featuring double crosses and car chases like you’ve never seen. Loaded with extras and presented in a brand new 4k restoration produced exclusively for the release, this is a the greatest presentation yet of this 90s action classic.


Don’t Torture a Duckling - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 14 August 2017
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Arguably horror film legend Lucio Fulci’s greatest achievement, this giallo masterpiece ticks all the boxes for aficionados of Italian red herring murder mysteries, with bodies piling up, festering small town corruption and shocking kills, as well as lead roles for giallo favourites Tomas Milian and Barbara Bouchet. The Dual Format release boasts a new commentary and interviews, a superbly illustrated reversible sleeve, and a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film with the first pressing.


The Slayer - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 21 August 2017
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This infamous, influential shocker, about a brutal killer running amok on a remote island, finally gets the pristine Dual Format treatment, with a stunning new 4K restoration. The film, whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years, comes with a reversible sleeve featuring brand new artwork, and a collector’s booklet with the first pressing.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - on Blu-ray on 21 August 2017
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“There is nothing to fear but fear itself!” So says Dennis Hopper as ex-cop Lefty Enright in Tobe Hooper’s insanely enjoyable sequel to his 70s horror classic. This time round kick-ass heroine Caroline Williams is a radio show host being terrorised by the cannibal clan, including Leatherface, Chop-top and Grandpa, deep in the heart of Texas. The fantastic Blu-ray package includes a commentary from Hooper, documentaries, deleted scenes and a whole lot more.


Erik the Conqueror on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 28 August 2017
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Thriller and horror maestro Mario Bava turns his hand to historical drama in this stirring 1961 viking epic starring George Ardisson and Cameron Mitchell as brothers who become fierce rivals. Jammed with splendid performances, lavish production design, thrilling set pieces and a stunning score by Roberto Nicolosi (Black Sunday), the Dual Format release has been lovingly restored by Arrow Video in high definition for the very first time.

AN EXQUISITE FILM DEBUT FROM THE VISIONARY FASHION DESIGNERS THE MULLEAVY SISTERS COMES "WOODSHOCK"



Kirsten Dunst is sublime in the hypnotic first trailer for WOODSHOCK,
written and directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy
 
The exquisite feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, Woodshock transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film.

- IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 15 -