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William Castle & Hammer DVD Collections Announced, The Incredible Two-headed Transplant Coming to Blu-ray

31 July 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hammer horror fans are in for a treat, as respective collections of five William Castle films and five Hammer horror movies are coming out on Blu-ray in August, and The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant has been set to come out on Blu-ray.

The William Castle and Hammer horror collections will respectively come out on DVD August 18th from Mill Creek. The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant, meanwhile, is slated for release later this year by Kino Lorber. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.

From Mill Creek: "Iconic horror director William Castle created a simple, but winning formula for his films: a little comedy, a lot of scares, a preposterous gimmick, and a clear sense that fright films should be fun. This even meant Castle would, like Alfred Hitchcock, appear in his trailers and even the movies themselves. Though his career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, he'll »

- Derek Anderson

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Film Review: ‘Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation’ at Top of Its Game

31 July 2015 5:54 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The sensational summer movie season of 2015 still has some pulse pounding tricks up its sleeve, and “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” fulfills that sensation with a wham-bam bag of spy games. Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner are back, joined by femme kick-ass Rebecca Ferguson.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Another advantage in this 5th chapter of the “Mission” series is Christopher McQuarrie (“Edge of Tomorrow”) who conceived the story, wrote the screenplay and directed the film. That kind of creative control is evident in each frame, as the confrontations, escapes, capers and chase scenes are all brilliantly refreshed. There are homages to other thrillers (including a direct Alfred Hitchcock Man-Who-Knew-Too-Much reference), a deeply desperate villain and virtually everything on the line. Also impressive is their decision to not necessarily have a “love interest” for Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, but have the female counterpart as an equal partner as a spy, whose »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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New Beverly Reveals a Very Tarantino August Calendar

30 July 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Quentin Tarantino's 35mm movie haven, now 37 this year, ditched digital last Fall when he took over programming. Despite skepticism of this celluloid model, Tarantino's $8 35mm double features work with La audiences. He kicks off August at the all-celluloid New Beverly with a print of "For a Few Dollars More" and will close the month with "A Fistful of Dollars," another classic Leone western Tarantino presented at Cannes 2014. Read More: Quentin Tarantino Enjoys Running the New Beverly, Even When He's Shooting a Movie In spirit of Summer smash "Mad Max: Fury Road," Tarantino presents a double feature of "Mad Max" and "The Road Warrior" in mid-August, followed by Charlie Chaplin double bills, and back-to-back Hitchcock classics "Notorious" and "Suspicion," both starring Cary Grant. Read More: Alfred Hitchcock's Top 25 Films, Ranked And of course, as you'll see in the calendar, there are plenty of Westerns »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Frontières 2015: Works-In-Progress Features Werefrogs, Crabs, The Apocalypse And A Woman In A Shower

28 July 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Works-In-Progress series at Frontières is always a good time because these are the films that are coming down the pipe in the not too distant future. These are the films to keep an eye out for in the coming year at a festival near you. We got to see clips and trailers from four projects this year. There were a couple creature features, Bad Blood and Crabs! Then there was a time travel slash post apocalyptic movie called Diverge. And to start it all off we got to watch a few minutes of a documentary about a very specific moment in Alfred Hitchcock's film career. The thing to remember about any of these titles is that they are all still in the working stages. This is not...

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Watch: 9 Minute Video Swaps Soundtracks Of 'It Follows' And 'Psycho'

28 July 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann form a classic pairing of director and composer, ranking among the very best of them, if not the best. Herrmann has been responsible for an abundance of memorable film scores, but “Psycho” is far and away his most popular work. Hitchcock himself has even admitted that the success of “Psycho” is largely thanks to Herrmann’s score. The score and the film go hand-in-hand. You simply can’t have one without the other. Who would ever dare try to pry them apart? Sean Blevins of House By The Video Store has endeavoured to as a part of his “Soundtrack Swap,” by taking the score to one of the most highly acclaimed horror films in recent memory, “It Follows,” and splicing parts of it into scenes of Hitchcock’s film. Vice versa, he utilized Herrmann’s score during a couple of scenes of “It Follows.” Does the experiment work? »

- Ken Guidry

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Time Out Names Sydney Pollack's 'Tootsie' As The Best Film Of All Time

28 July 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems that the summer has inspired publications to take the long view of cinema history. Just last week, BBC Culture published their ranking of the 100 Greatest American Films. Now Time Out is doing them one better, going with their list of the 100 Best Movies Of All Time. And their top selection might surprise you. Read More: Read New All-Time Top 10 Lists From Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino & More      Time Out's survey didnt't turn to critics, but to a select group of actors (whose individual lists you can see here) who provided their personal top tens, which in turn were used to calculated the top 100. So you won't see Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" or Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" in this particular top ten. Instead, it's a surprising selection, including Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights," Powell & Pressburger's "The Red Shoes," Woody Allen's "Annie Hall, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tiff ’15 unveils initial lineup of films, opening with Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Demolition’

28 July 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

2015’s Toronto International Film Festival, now in its 40th year, will kick off the fall festival season with their opening night film, Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée’s follow-up to Dallas Buyers Club. Over 350 films are among this year’s festival.

Tiff 15’s list of Special Presentation is an incredible list of new films from Michael Moore (Where to Invade Next), Charlie Kaufmann (Anomalisa), Scott Cooper (Black Mass), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Tom Hooper (The Danish Girl), Cary Fukunaga (Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation), and Jacques Audiard (Dheepan). Several of the titles were among this year’s Cannes lineup, including The Lobster, Youth, and Louder than Bombs.

Deepa Meetha’s Beeba Boys, Stephen Frears’s Lance Armstrong movie The Program, Freeheld, starring last year’s Oscar winner Julianne Moore alongside Ellen Page, Steve Carell, and Michael Shannon, Atom Egoyan’s Remember, and Brian Helgeland’s Tom Hardy »

- Brian Welk

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Nova Pilbeam obituary

26 July 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stage and screen actor who appeared in Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and Young and Innocent

Among the many might-have-beens in film history was the starring of Nova Pilbeam opposite Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940), Alfred Hitchcock’s first Hollywood film. The producer, David O Selznick, desperately wanted Pilbeam, who has died aged 95, for the female lead of Mrs de Winter, and was willing to offer her a five-year contract.

Pilbeam, who while still a teenager had already had important roles in two of Hitchcock’s films, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and Young and Innocent (1937), was also hoping she would land the prestigious part, particularly since she had recently lost out to Margaret Lockwood in his The Lady Vanishes (1938). However, Hitch, after auditioning hundreds of young women, opted instead for the 22-year-old Joan Fontaine, claiming that the 20-year-old Pilbeam was not mature enough.

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- Ronald Bergan and Eric Shorter

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Nova Pilbeam obituary

26 July 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stage and screen actor who appeared in Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and Young and Innocent

Among the many might-have-beens in film history was the starring of Nova Pilbeam opposite Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940), Alfred Hitchcock’s first Hollywood film. The producer, David O Selznick, desperately wanted Pilbeam, who has died aged 95, for the female lead of Mrs de Winter, and was willing to offer her a five-year contract.

Pilbeam, who while still a teenager had already had important roles in two of Hitchcock’s films, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and Young and Innocent (1937), was also hoping she would land the prestigious part, particularly since she had recently lost out to Margaret Lockwood in his The Lady Vanishes (1938). However, Hitch, after auditioning hundreds of young women, opted instead for the 22-year-old Joan Fontaine, claiming that the 20-year-old Pilbeam was not mature enough.

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- Ronald Bergan and Eric Shorter

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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 11

24 July 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Alternative poster for Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Australia/USA, 2015). Artist: Signalstarr.Movie Poster of the Week was on vacation for the past few weeks and for the first time in three and a half years I took a break from posting a poster a day on Tumblr. Since getting back I have been posting the best new posters that I missed while I was away, one of which—the teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight which was unveiled at Comic-Con last week—has racked up more likes in a single day than almost anything else I’ve posted in the past three months.The standout favorite of the past quarter however—with over 1400 likes and re-blogs to date—was this stunning alternative poster for Mad Max: Fury Road by the British artist known as Signalstarr, a.k.a. Nick Stewart Hoyle. As a rule I »

- Adrian Curry

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It may be quite a while before we see David Fincher's Strangers on a Train

22 July 2015 7:23 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

As distasteful as the idea of remaking one of Alfred Hitchcock's best may be, knowing that it was in the hands of David Fincher, Gillian Flynn, and Ben Affleck made the whole idea a little more palatable. It was January of this year when we first learned of the intentions of the Gone Girl team of moving ahead with a remake of Strangers On A Train; however as the trio have found... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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That ‘Strangers on a Train’ Remake May Face Big Delays

22 July 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After Gone Girl, author Gillian Flynn was quickly established as a screenwriter and developer of TV and film projects. One project announced last year that raised eyebrows more than any other was a remake of Strangers on a Train, the Alfred Hitchcock film in which a theoretical conversation between two men about murdering each others’ respective relations […]

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- Russ Fischer

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"Strangers on A Train" Remake Stalled

22 July 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the more surprising announcements of the year occurred right back in January when it was revealed that the "Gone Girl" team of director David Fincher, screenwriter Gillian Flynn and actor Ben Affleck were coming together again for remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers On A Train".

Itself an adaptation of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" series Patricia Highsmith's novel, the original film followed two strangers - a tennis pro seeking a divorce, and a mentally unstable socialite - who strike up a conversation. Each has someone they want to get out of the way, so the socialite proposes they 'swap murders' and thus the killings could not be traced back to them.

The new take would shift the action to a private plane with Affleck playing a film star in the midst of Oscar campaigning who is given a ride to La on the jet of a wealthy and dangerous stranger. »

- Garth Franklin

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"We’ll See": Gillian Flynn Says Don't Wait For That 'Strangers On A Train' Remake With David Fincher & Ben Affleck

22 July 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Coming into the new year fresh off the success of "Gone Girl," it looked like the trio of David Fincher, Ben Affleck and author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn were eager to team up again. And indeed, a new project was announced, "Strangers," a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers On A Train," but with a bit of a twist. But in the months that have passed, everyone has gotten very busy. Flynn and Fincher and gearing up "Utopia" for HBO, while Affleck has "Live By Night" and a solo Batman movie on his directing plate. So perhaps it's not a shock that Flynn has confirmed that "Strangers" is taking a back seat. "We’re all so overcommitted right now that we’ll see on that one," she told Vulture about the potential project. And while our knee-jerk reaction to remakes is to lament the lack of originality in Hollywood, this one did have an interesting concept. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Don’t Expect That Strangers on a Train Remake Anytime Soon, Says Gillian Flynn

22 July 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last January, a major movie package was announced with some high-profile principals attached: David Fincher had come onboard to direct Ben Affleck in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, this one casting Affleck as an Oscar-campaigning movie star who gets embroiled in a murder plot. Even better, the film would be scripted by Gillian Flynn, who worked malevolent magic with Fincher on their movie Gone Girl. Since that announcement was made, though, Affleck's Batman-studded dance card has quickly filled up with other movies, while both Fincher and Flynn have both lined up several new projects. What does that mean for their Strangers remake?We asked Flynn about it last night at the Chateau Marmont, where she was attending a party for the movie Dark Places (based on her book), sponsored by Apothic Wines and Svedka Vodka. "We’re all so overcommitted right now that we’ll see on that one, »

- Jenny Peters

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BBC Culture curates 100 best American films, courtesy of 62 international film critics

22 July 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

BBC Culture has this week unveiled a new list of the top 100 American films, as voted for by a pool of international film critics from across the globe. The format of the poll was that any film that would make the list had to have recieved funding from a Us source, and the directors of the films did not need to be from the USA, nor did the films voted for need to be filmed in the Us.

Critics were asked to submit their top 10 lists, which would try to find the top 100 American films that while “not necessarily the most important, but the greatest on an emotional level”. The list, as you may have guessed, is very different to the lists curated by say the BFI or AFI over the years, so there are certainly a few surprises on here, with Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (2013), Terrence Malick »

- Scott J. Davis

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Critic's Notebook: Todd McCarthy on BBC's Bizarre Poll of Best American Films

21 July 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The just-released BBC poll of the 100 best American films of all time is both predictable and eccentric: a mirror image in some respects of its fellow British Sight & Sound poll taken every 10 years, and a reflection in other ways of some willfully weird and cultish academic influences. The top 15, with multiple titles from Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Francis Ford Coppola and including five Oscar-winning classics, includes nothing made within the last 40 years, suggestive of a reasonable, old-fashioned inclination toward requiring that films stand the test of time before admitting them to the

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- Todd McCarthy

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Scratching our heads at the BBC's top 100 American Movies of All-Time

21 July 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

First off, let's make one thing clear.  We're not scratching our heads at Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" making the BBC's 100 greatest American films.  That movie, of which an image accompanies this post, not only made the list, but ranked appropriately at no. 25.  It's the rest of the selections that have us scratching and, yes, shaking our heads in disbelief. A wonderful page view driver, these sorts of lists make great fodder for passionate movie fans no matter what their age or part of the world they hail from.  There is nothing more entertaining than watching two critics from opposite ends of the globe try to debate whether "The Dark Knight" should have been nominated for best picture or make a list like this.  Even in this age of short form content where Vines, Shapchats and Instagram videos have captured viewers attention, movies will continue to inspire because »

- Gregory Ellwood

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BAMcinématek Presents 'Ingrid Bergman Tribute' to Commemorate 'Casablanca' Star's Centennial Birthday

21 July 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

August 29 will mark the birth centennial of Swedish acting legend Ingrid Bergman. To commemorate her legacy, BAMcinématek is presenting a special "Ingrid Bergman Tribute." Taking place on September 12, the event will be co-created and hosted by Bergman's daughter, Isabella Rossellini, and Jeremy Irons and will feature "readings, letters, memories, and never-before-seen footage from Bergman's personal archives." The official press release reads: "Rossellini and Irons will perform live on stage portraying Bergman and various characters from her colorful life, guiding the audience through her experiences while original film footage and images from her private archive are projected on a screen. Woven throughout the performance are testimonies and stories from friends and artists she knew and worked with, such as Roberto Rossellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Capa, Ernest Hemingway, and many others."     Over the two weeks following the tribute, »

- Sara Itkis

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'Citizen Kane' Tops BBC's List of "100 Greatest American Films", Where Does Your Favorite Landc

21 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Leave it to the Brits to compile a list of the best American films of all-time. BBC Culture has published a list of what it calls "The 100 Greatest American Films", as selected by 62 international film critics in order to "get a global perspective on American film." As BBC Culture notes, the critics polled represent a combination of broadcasters, book authors and reviewers at various newspapers and magazines across the world. As for what makes an American filmc "Any movie that received funding from a U.S. source," BBC Culture's publication states, which is to say the terminology was quite loose, but the list contains a majority of the staples you'd expect to see. Citizen Kane -- what elsec -- comes in at #1, and in typical fashion The Godfather follows at #2. Vertigo, which in 2012 topped Sight & Sound's list of the greatest films of all-time, comes in at #3 on BBC Culture's list. »

- Jordan Benesh

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