Saturday, August 20, 2016

GET CAUGHT IN THE FLYTRAP


Stephen David Brooks Invites Audiences Into Flytrap
Available Now on Amazon Instant Video
Available August 23rd on iTunes and Vudu
                                                     
"A hint of Kubrick, a soupc¸on of Tarkovsky, all expertly mixed into an intoxicating cocktail by master barman and writer/director Stephen's very own intriguing brand of dark humour and clever writing. All extremely well lit, shot and acted -
Jeremy Crutchley and the rest of the cast are brilliant."
-- International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London
 
My Man Productions has announced the rollout release of Stephen David Brooks' Flytrap on Digital HD.  Following an impressive year on the international film festival circuit, Flytrap is now streaming on Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.  It will be available to rent or own starting August 23rd on iTunes, Vudu and more.


Since its debut on the film festival circuit, Flytrap has consistently won acclaim and awards around the world.  Among the awards won are Best Non-European Indie Feature at the European Independent Film Festival in France, Best Low Budget Feature at Worldfest Houston, Special Jury Prize at the Chelsea Film Festival as well as Best Feature, Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Blechman) and Best Ensemble at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.



Jeremy Crutchley ("Salem", "Black Sails") centers the film as a stranger in a strange land held at the whims of peculiar housemates Ina-Alice Kopp (Big Gay Love), Jonah Blechman (This Boy's Life, Another Gay Movie), Gabrielle Stone (Cut!) and Jason Duplissea ("Parks and Recreation").

On the day he arrives in the U.S. to teach at UCLA, paranoia roots itself into James Pond, a reserved English astronomer, who is seduced and quickly trapped in a suburban Los Angeles house by the mysterious and alluring Mary Ann and her equally bizarre housemates.  Are these people in a doomsday cult?  What do they want?  Are they even human?  This psychological, sci-fi thriller hybrid unfolds as James attempts to escape his freakishly foreign captors.  Even if he could escape, would the world believe his crazy story? 

              
Flytrap Trailer from Stephen David Brooks on Vimeo.

ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER DEBUTS ITS SECOND TRAILER!



ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER introduces audiences to to cinema's next action heroine,                                                              
                                                                                    Sienna!

Director Neil Johnson’s film fixes on the overthrow of humanity by Artificial Intelligence and the determined rebel, Sienna (Birdsall) who goes up against the droid empire.

William Kircher (The Hobbit), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III), Daz Crawford (TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), and Ashley Park also star.



ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER released later this year.
                            
           

ARROW FILM'S NOVEMBER SLATE IS FILLED WITH CULT-TASTIC TITLES





You’ll think Christmas has come early this November with a raft of cult-tastic titles coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Dual Format courtesy of Arrow Video.

The month kicks off with The Initiation on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD, one of the best of the college-based slasher movies of the 1980s. One of the later entries into the genre, it had horror fans hooked with its tense stalk ‘n’ slash scenes and it’s surprising twist of an ending.
 
The horror continues with the Dual Format release of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, the campy follow-up to Joe Dante’s The Howling. Starring the legendary Christopher Lee, this is a barmy joy of a horror film that throws everything from werewolf orgies to killer dwarves into the mix!

Heading into thriller territory, November also sees the Dual Format release of William Friedkin’s seminal 80s crime opus To Live and Die in L.A.. Starring William Petersen as well as Willem Dafoe at his villainous best, this is one of the most stylish thrillers of the decade.

Last but by no means least comes Arrow Video’s landmark release of The Driller Killer as a Limited Edition Dual Format SteelBook. One of the most infamous of the video nasties, Abel Ferrara’s psychological horror masterpiece is presented fully uncut and comes with several new, exclusive special features.

The Initiation - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 7 November 2016
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This brand new restoration from original film elements lets fans see The Initiation like never before, with stunning visuals and audio. Daphne Zuniga’s Kelly takes on a mysterious killer as she pledges to become part of her college sorority, unleashing murder and mayhem as deep, dark secrets are revealed.
For more information, images and pack shots please click HERE

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 14 November 2016
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This brand new digital transfer shows off Howling II spectacularly, while new interviews with actors Reb Brown and Sybil Danning, and special make-up effects artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler give new insight into this classic sequel.
For more information, images and pack shots please click HERE

To Live and Die in L.A. - on Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 21 November 2016
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Often overlooked in favour of The Exorcist and The French Connection, To Live and Die in L.A. is actually one of William Friedkin’s best works as well as one of the most stylish thrillers of the 1980s . The Arrow Video release flaunts a brand new 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative, supervised and approved by Friedkin himself.
For more information, images and pack shots please click HERE

The Driller Killer - on Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD SteelBook, and Special Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD on 28 November 2016

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With a glorious new restoration from original film elements, Arrow Video’s release of Abel Ferrara’s The Driller Killer is a must-have for collectors. The SteelBook edition is limited to just 2,500 copies and flaunts original artwork for video nasties fans. Both editions also come with a host of special features, including a brand new commentary by Ferrara recorded exclusively for this release.
For more information, images and pack shots please click HERE

UNEARTHED FILMS & MVD ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE NEW GIALLO FILM FROM THE ONETTI BROTHERS

FRANCESCA is a new giallo film from Argentinian brothers Luciano and Nicolás Onetti (Sonno Profondo, 2013). The film, which made its world premiere at SITGES Film Festival in October 2015, is now coming to home video courtesy of Unearthed Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

It's been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned poet and playwright, Vittorio Visconti. The community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of "impure and damned souls". Moretti and Succo are the detectives in charge of finding the killer of these "Dantesque" crimes. Francesca has returned, but she is not be the same girl they once knew.

FRANCESCA has won several film festival awards including Best Director at Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre 2015, Best Production Design at Tabloid Witch Awards - Hollywood Investigator 2015, Weird Visions Award at Ravenna Nightmare 2015, Best Giallo Film at Crypticon Kansas City 2016, and Special Mention at Horrorant 2016 in Greece.

FRANCESCA can be ordered now at the  MVD Shop or on Amazon.
        

UNCORK'D ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES CORMAN'S FANTASTIC FOUR DOCUMENTARY. DOOMED!


Uncork’d Entertainment acquires the heavily-anticipated DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR

Highly-anticipated documentary DOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR, from writer-director Marty Langford, will be distributed in the US and Canada by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Chronicling the history of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four (1994), DOOMED! features never before seen footage from the production as well as new on-camera interviews with cast and crew including Mr. Corman, Jay Underwood, Michael Bailey Smith, Joseph Culp, Alex Hyde-White and Rebecca Staab.

Langford says DOOMED! was “courted by a number of distributors and he had the luxury of choice.  But once Keith at Uncork’d explained his company’s vision and strategy for our film, we realized that he was obviously the right one. He’s a terrific guy, a great distributor, and partner that we’re lucky to have.”

Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard says he’s excited to be releasing the definitive account of the never-released movie production and its Fantastic background.

“The average moviegoer doesn’t know that, ten years before releasing Tim Story’s version, Roger Corman was asked to produce a Fantastic Four movie. Unbeknownst to cast and crew, the film was never going to be released though – and for a variety of reasons. Doomed! is such a compelling documentary - and not just for comic book movies but anyone intrigued by the ins and outs of Hollywood and business. In short, it’s a Fantastic movie.”

Leopard’s enthusiasm for the film won producer Mark Sikes over.

"The reason Marty and I chose Uncork'd was Keith's passion for the film. He had a great reputation, but what really impressed us was how passionate he was about the film. We could tell he really liked the film and we knew we needed someone who understood it wasn't your typical documentary."

Uncork'd Entertainment will release DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR on VOD 10/11 and DVD on 12/20.


Uncork’d Entertainment’s recent releases include the theatrically released documentary JANEY MAKES A PLAY, Lou Simon’s horror-thriller ALL GIRLS WEEKEND, RESTORATION and A HAUNTING IN CAWDOR. The distrib’s upcoming releases include FEED THE DEVIL, released in August, John Fallon’s anticipated thriller THE SHELTER, and SPAGHETTIMAN, released theatrically in the Fall.

Friday, August 19, 2016

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE KINGSGLAIVE?

Starring the voices of Sean Bean, Aaron Paul and Lena Headey, 
 SYNOPSIS: Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis (Sean Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx (Aaron Paul) and his fellow soldiers fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum – to marry his son, Prince Noctis to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae (Lena Headey), captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to the empire’s rule.  Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination.


Theatrical (8/19), Digital (8/30) and Blu-ray/DVD (10/4)
          

FIRST LOOK AT THE TRAILER FOR PANIC STARRING DAVID GYASI

 PANIC
In UK cinemas 23rd September 2016

A tense and timely urban thriller, set against the ruthless backdrop of London’s exploitation of migrant labour, and featuring a star-making turn from rising international talent David Gyasi (Interstellar, Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises)Panic, aTaxi Driverfor the 21st century, reveals a side of the city usually kept hidden deep in the shadows.

Key talent:
David Gyasi (Interstellar, Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises, Doctor Who)
Pippa Nixon (Cuffs, Containment, John Carter)
Yennis Cheung (Chinese Girls In London, Skyfall)
Jason Wong (Asylum, Hummingbird)
Sean Spencer (Writer/Director)

Synopsis:
Music journalist Andrew Deeley (David Gyasi, Interstellar) lives in a high-rise tower block, cut off from the world, psychologically scarred after a vicious street attack. He spends his evenings watching his neighbours and becomes infatuated with Kem, a beautiful young Chinese woman.
When Amy, a married woman he meets online, witnesses Kem’s kidnapping, Deeley tries and fails to get the police involved. He is left with no choice but to try and find Kem himself, fighting his own anxieties as he strives to find someone whom the world is happy to forget.
Armed with only an Oyster card and a hammer, Deeley spirals into the heart of the Chinese Triad underworld. Hoping for a fresh start with the elusive Amy, Deely puts his life on the line as he fights to save Kem.
Taxi Driver for the 21st Century, PANIC is a striking, breakout debut thriller from young British director Sean Spencer, with compelling performances from Gyasi and renowned stage actress Pippa Nixon.