Saturday, February 18, 2017

ARROW VIDEO'S MAY BLU-RAY RELEASE SLATE


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Not only does May see two whole Bank Holidays to enjoy, it also sees the release of a fantastic slate of cult cinema from Arrow Video, with a healthy mix of giallo, cult crime and gore to keep fans happy.
First up sees the Limited Edition Blu-ray release of Dario Argento’s 1985 classic, Phenomena. Starring Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth) and Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Phenomena sees a schoolgirl with an uncanny psychic link to insects stalked by a mysterious killer. Set to another pulse-pounding score by Goblin, Phenomena is released here in a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative that has been produced exclusively for this release. A must for fans who want to see the film like never before.

May also brings not one, but two crime classics from Italy and Japan. First comes The Climber, starring cult actor Joe Dallesandro (Flesh for Frankenstein, Blood for Dracula). The Climber is a prime example of Italian crime cinema and follows the rise and fall of Dallesandro’s smalltime drug dealer, Aldo. Filled with brawls, fistfights, shootouts and explosions, this is an excellent action-thriller. The other big crime release of May is Cops vs Thugs, Kinji Fukasaku’s masterpiece and one of the greatest films to come out of 1970s Japan. Echoing other great crime films, Cops vs Thugs is set in a world where there is no honour among thieves - or cops for that matter - and personal honour and duty among friends means everything.

For gorehounds, May also sees the arrival of two grisly Limited Edition classics. Brain Damage is Frank Henenlotter’s bad taste head trip that follows parasitic Elmer (voiced by late night TV horror host, John Zacherley) and his ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in the people he comes across. However, his trips come with a nasty side effect and leave the victims scouring the streets for Elmer’s favourite food - brains! - resulting in some of the best bad taste gags in cinematic history. Later in the month, Evil Ed gets a Dual Format Special EDition release. This ode to the splatter flicks of the 1980s unfolds gore scene after gore scene as a mild-mannered film tech loses his grip on reality after being forced to watch hours of grisly film footage. The result is a smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads, busty babes and creepy creatures! A must for splatter fans everywhere.


Phenomena - on Limited Edition Blu-ray on 8 May 2017
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One of the later classics from Dario Argento’s golden age, Phenomena is a unique giallo that blends genre tropes with more than a hint of the supernatural. As well as a host of special features, this Limited Edition release includes a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, produced exclusively for this edition.


Brain Damage - on Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD on 8 May 2017
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Frank Henenlotter’s ultimate head trip finally arrives on Blu-ray with this spectacular Dual Format release. Boasting some of the best bad taste gags ever committed to celluloid, Brain Damage is seen here in all it’s glory, complete with a host of limited edition extras.

The Climber - on Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD on 15 May 2017Image title
An excellent example of Italian crime cinema, The Climber stars cult favourite, Joe Dallesandro, and delivers high-octane action in a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative.


Cops vs Thugs - on Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD on 22 May 2017
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Arguably Kinji Fukasaku’s greatest cinematic achievement, Cops vs Thugs is a hard boiled classic that easily ranks as one of the best films of 1970s Japan. Released by Arrow Video in gorgeous high definition, this is one of the most thrilling and moving cops and criminals films of all time.


Evil Ed - on Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD on 29 May 2017
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If Evil Ed is a blood-soaked love letter to 1980s splatter cinema, then this Arrow Video release is a Shakespearean sonnet. Complete with two versions of the film and a host of special features, this Special EDition is a must for anyone who’s spent time in the “Splatter and Gore department”.

PRODUCTION BEGINS ON TERMORS 6!!!!!!!


MICHAEL GROSS AND JAMIE KENNEDY RETURN
IN A WILD AND LETHAL ALL-NEW MOVIE IN THE

CULT CLASSIC HORROR COMEDY FRANCHISE


TREMORS 6

NOW IN PRODUCTION IN CAPE TOWN
FROM UNIVERSAL 1440 ENTERTAINMENT
Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms in the newest action-packed entry in the wildly popular Tremors franchise. Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, this outrageous horror comedy finds the pair at a remote research station where they come under attack by what Burt fears could be weaponized Graboids. Tremors 6 will be released on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital HD in 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“This is going to be the craziest, most over-the-top movie in the Tremors saga to date,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “It takes the franchise’s signature combination of suspense, action and humor to new explosive heights.”

Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” Tremors franchise) and Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” Scream franchise) return as Burt Gummer and Travis Welker, joined by franchise newcomers Tanya van Graan (Death Race: Inferno, Zulu), Rob van Vuuren (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Greg Kriek (Momentum).

Tremors 6 is directed by Don Michael Paul (Sniper: Legacy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines) from a script by John Whelpley (Tremors 5: Bloodlines, “Dallas”). The film is produced by Mike Elliot (Kindergarten Cop 2, Halloween II). The director of photography is Hein de Vos (District 9, Dominion).

SYNOPSIS
Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the artic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!  

#Tremors

THE SPINE-CHILLING "BETHANY" STARRING TOM GREEN, SHANNEN DOHERTY & ZACK WARD HAUNTS THEATERS THIS APRIL

“BETHANY” STARRING TOM GREEN, SHANNEN DOHERTY IN THEATERS & ON DEMAND THIS APRIL
 
A Real American Horror Story


Tom Green (Road Trip, Freddy got Fingered) and Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210) star in the spine-chilling Bethany, from acclaimed filmmaker James Cullen Bressack (Pernicious, To Jennifer), in theaters and On Demand this April.

After Claire's mother dies, she and her husband move back to her childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back and bring unrest into the house. Claire soon finds herself in a fog of past and present when her imaginary friend from childhood begins haunting her memories. What is this terrifying thing that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want?

Stefanie Estes (If Looks Could Kill), Zack Ward (Restoration), Keith Jardine (John Wick), Leon Russom (TV’s Prison Break) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) star in a film by James Cullen Bressack.

Written by James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward, Bethany releases in theaters and On Demand April 7 via Uncork’d Entertainment.
                            
                           



FOUND FOOTAGE PUTS NEW TWIST ON INFAMOUS BARBIE & KEN KILLERS



Capture Kill Release Uploads to Digital HD March 7th
Found Footage Puts Twist on Infamous Barbie & Ken Killers
Available Everywhere in North America Following Festival Acclaim
                                                       
"a wonderful look at a dysfunctional relationship between two
extremely flawed characters" --Ain't It Cool News

"powered solely by two thoroughly authentic leads...
a deeply involving and really quite vicious film" --Flickering Myth

"chilling, haunting and utterly compelling, go see this movie."
--HorrorMovies.ca
   
Midnight Releasing has announced the March 7th Digital HD and MOD premiere of Capture Kill Release. Co-directors Nick McAnulty and Brian Allan Stewart deliver a romantic bloodbath that blends the true horrors of the Barbie and Ken Killers with the tropes of found footage, to stomach-curling effect.  Capture Kill Release will be available to rent or own beginning March 7th on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox, FlixFling and more.


Capture Kill Release has been a hit with critics and audiences since the world premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.  The film has screened at genre fests around the world, sending chills through crowds at Shriekfest, Splat!, the Bram Stoker International Film Festival, HorrorQuest, Blood in the Snow, Fright Night Film Fest and many others over the past year.

Leading lady Jennifer Fraser makes her debut in Capture Kill Release as the unhinged wife with awards for Best Newcomer (Blood in the Snow) and Best Actress (Louisville Fright Night, HorrorQuest).  HorrorMovies.ca hailed the film, singling out her performance as "utterly compelling" and "pretty much the female Patrick Bateman".  Co-directors McAnulty and Stewart took two awards (Shriekfest, HorrorQuest) and two nominations (British Horror Film Festival, Torremolinos) for Best Feature Film, with a Best Actor win for Farhang Ghajar as the devoted yet reluctant husband (HorrorQuest) and Jon Gates (Louisville Fright Night) for his turn as an acquaintance who gets too close to the lovebirds for his own good.


A young married couple documents their descent down the rabbit hole as they seek to fulfill one of their darkest desires: kill a stranger and film it for posterity.  Strain and second thoughts pull at their devotion to each other as they carefully plot out a heinous crime for the sake of curiosity. While they may have carefully thought out every small step and detail of getting away with murder, nothing can prepare them with the guilt and the weight of moving on in the aftermath.  Shot in a documentary style from the perspective of the couple's camera, the film follows unflinching as they document their moral decay for the sake of "art".
          

TONY-SEVEN FILMS ENTER PRODUCTION ON "A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS 2" IN OREGON

 TONY-SEVEN FILMS ENTERS PRODUCTION ON ‘A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS II’ IN OREGON
Enderby Entertainment’s genre division to produce and finance project; Outsider Pictures selling international territories in Berlin
Enderby Entertainment announced today that their genre division Tony-Seven Films has set a cast for the film A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS II, and has gone into production in Oregon. The film is directed by Teo Konuralp (STREET RACER, FEEDBACK) and was written by Jesse Reffsin. The project is a follow up to the successful A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS, which gained an extensive online fan base from teenage bloggers, prompting a sequel.
Outsider will be selling international territories at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The film stars Dendrie Taylor (THE FIGHTER), Adam Lazarre-White (THE GIFT), Laura Flannery ("American Horror Story"), James Cavlo (HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS), Harry Hains (THE SURFACE), Clementine Dugdale (CRACKS), and Christopher Crema (GUYS READING POEMS).
The film is produced by Richard Tucci, in association with Enderby Entertainment's genre division Tony-Seven Films and Outsider Pictures. Rick Dugdale, Sean E. Demott, Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Paul Hudson are Executive Producers.
The logline: Several years after a deadly struggle with her serial killer aunt, Jordan, now in college, works to escape her troubled history. But when her aunt’s revenge-seeking specter surfaces to join forces with a deranged convict, Jordan must return to the haunted town of Silver Falls for a final showdown with the ghosts of her past.
Reffsin was a finalist for the 2013 Austin Film Festival Enderby Entertainment Award with his sci-fi script, Sabria. He's since gone on to write multiple projects for Enderby Entertainment in addition to A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS II. On top of his work for film and TV, his book, Ghost, a collection of illustrated horror stories, was released last year.
Enderby Entertainment’s latest projects in preproduction include the recently announced psychological thriller NOMIS, starring Henry Cavill and Sir Ben Kingsley, and INTRIGO directed by Daniel Afredson, which is soon to film in Serbia. Other projects include the political thriller AN ORDINARY MAN starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Brad Silberling, which is in postproduction, and recent releases BLACKWAY starring Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles, as well as the surfer thriller DAWN PATROL, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., which stars Scott Eastwood, Jeff Fahey and Rita Wilson.



NYT BEST SELLING EROTIC ROM-COM "SUNSTONE" GETS HARDCOVER COLLECTION THIS MARCH!


NYT BESTSELLING EROTIC ROM-COM SUNSTONE COLLECTED IN HARDCOVER THIS MARCH
Hardcover edition will include the series’ first three volumes


Fan-favorite creator Stjepan Šejić (SWITCH, RAT QUEENS) will release the very first hardcover collection of his charmingly disarming BDSM romance series SUNSTONE this March from Image Comics/Top Cow Productions.

Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: “I’m not into BDSM...but this story? I get it.”

SUNSTONE HC (Diamond code: DEC160781, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0150-4) will include the first three trade paperback volumes, plus extras. It will arrive in comic book stores on Wednesday, March 29th, and bookstores Tuesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 27th.

It is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo

Select praise for SUNSTONE:
“Beautiful, romantic, and artistically stunning.” —Multiversity Comics

“Balancing the erotic side of this tale with a very dramatic—and, at times, comical—narrative, Stjepan Šejić makes it impossible not to be enthralled by SUNSTONE.”
—Unleash the Fanboy
“SUNSTONE is a remarkable comic that defies just about any expectations you could place on it... There’s a power and a passion in these pages that overcomes the need for explicit detail.” —Comicosity

“SUNSTONE is heartfelt, honest, sexy, and beautiful.” —Geeked Out Nation

“Šejić pokes and prods at the judgments and assumptions we all make about one another, steadily undermining preconceived notions and expectations in ways that are honest but also gentle.”  —Women Write about Comics

UNCORK'D ENTERTAINMENT AQUIRES THE TENSE THRILLER "THE ICE CREAM TRUCK"



THE ICE CREAM TRUCK : TENSE THRILLER ACQUIRED BY UNCORK'D ENTERTAINMENT; FIRST CLIP RELEASED


Home Entertainment and Theatrical Film Distributor Uncork'd Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Megan Freels Johnston’s sophomore feature The Ice Cream Truck.

           

Uncork'd President Keith Leopard made the deal with the filmmaker, who made her debut on 2014’s Rebound, ahead of the European Film Market in Berlin this week.

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.  As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb.  Killing.

“Megan Freels Johnston has made a very scary but also very smart film”, says Uncork’d President Keith Leopard. “The film also offers us a unique and refreshing take on a genre dominated largely by men”.

Adds Leopard, “We’re excited to partner with Megan on what’s sure to be an early chapter in her long and illustrious career. I’m very excited about the release of The Ice Cream Truck.”

Says writer-director Megan Freels Johnston : "We are so excited to be working with Uncork'd Entertainment on this film whose niche is a mix of Art House and Horror Films, since The Ice Cream Truck strongly represents both of those genres."

Storytelling is very much in Freels Johnston’s DNA.  The granddaughter of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard, The Ice Cream Truck screenplay was a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay competition.

As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather's work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material. Her first film, 2014’s micro budget thriller Rebound, developed a cult following on VOD, was called, “Almost David Lynchian in its strangeness” by Film Threat and Rue Morgue said, the film "(was) worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending."

The Ice Cream Truck also stars John Redlinger (Thirst, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31) and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).
The Ice Cream Truck will be released in 2017.
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Uncork'd Entertainment’s recent releases include the supernatural thriller THE COVENANT, the well-received HUNTING GROUNDS, starring Emmy Winner Bill Oberst Jr,  and GHOSTS OF DARKNESS, premiering on VOD in March. The distrib’s upcoming releases include BORNLESS ONES, in theaters and On Demand February 10, and BETHANY, from renowned filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, released in April.

TERROR FILMS ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE & SNEAK PEEK CLIP FOR "SAVAGELAND"



TERROR FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE & SNEAK PEEK CLIP FOR AWARD WINNING FILM SAVAGELAND

Terror Films has locked in a U.S. release date for the multi-award winning film, Savageland. To celebrate the film’s February launch, a “Dead Alive” clip is available, now!

The film is centered on the night of June 2, 2011. On this date, the largest mass murder in American history occurs in the off-the-grid border town of Sangre de Cristo, Arizona, just a few miles north of Mexico. The entire population of fifty-seven disappears overnight and the next morning nothing is left but blood trails leading into the desert. 

The film was co-directed by Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert and David Whelan. Savageland has swept the festival circuit, including being an official selection at: the San Diego Comic Con, the Independent Filmmakers Showcase, the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and the NOLA Horror Film Festival – to name just a few. 

The first phase of the release will begin on Friday, February 24th. Savageland will be available on: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/YouTube, Vudu, Xbox Live, Sony PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, I Bleed Indie and 3 Roku channels (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, and Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight).

The company plans to expand the release in the coming months on platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Hoopla, Cable VOD, DVD retailers and others. Raven Banner Entertainment will handle the Canadian release on behalf of Terror Films. Those dates will be announced once they have secured placement. 

The official poster and trailer will debut several days prior to the film’s February 24th release date. For now, Terror Films is providing a sneak peek of the film, titled “Dead Alive!”


         
For more information on Terror Films, go to: www.terrorfilms.net