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In the second half of my interview with the amazing Lance Henriksen he spoke about pottery, Art, what is life, and women (see part 1 of the interview here). I didn't say much but merely hung on to the adventure of our conversation so that I didn't get lost.
Did you take time off from the pottery making because you didn't have the correct setup to create it?
That's right. When I'm not working, I need a studio. Now I have that and I'm working everyday down there. I was down there three-quarters of today. I have a love and respect of labor. I need labor. I can't live just in my brain. I have to labor. Something happens to me. I feel really good.
The accomplishment? The satisfaction of completing something?
That's to put it mildly. There's a whole culture of potters in America that have been devastated or made. »
- Del Howison
The Visitor is a classic 1979 sci-fi/horror/action flick that is getting a new release on blu-ray from Drafthouse Films and Cinedigm. In this exclusive clip from some of the new special features, Lance Henriksen talks about how he got the job, and being starstruck while working with John Huston.
John Huston plays an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multidimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they’ve experienced – somewhere between hell, the darkest reaches of outer space and … Atlanta.
- Alyse Wax
This upcoming month, there are two interesting genre titles playing on Fearnet that you should take note of; 'Eden Lake' and 'Dahmer.' Why? Because they both represent early movies for actors that have proved to be outstanding performers in the arts long before they honed their craft. In the case of 'Eden Lake,' the film is fronted by Michael Fassbender, long before he played Magneto in the 'X-Men' films, stole the show in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' & played the android David from 'Prometheus' with such cold, calculated perfection. Also, you can catch 'Dahmer,' the bio pic from director David Jacobson, which stars Jeremy Renner in one of his first cinematic lead roles. Now he's an Avenger in the Marvel Universe! So it got me thinking about other examples of successful stars you may have totally forgotten were in genre films. »
- Rob Galluzzo
It's the kind of thing that only the madcap movie world of the 1970s produced. Because what else could explain a sci-fi/horror movie that's led by John Huston—playing an intergalactic warrior!—and features Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah? (Yes, that Sam Peckinpah). It's the stuff that cult movies are made of and that's just what happened, and now it's coming back to theaters thanks to the folks at Drafthouse Films. Giulio Paradisi's film is now hitting screens restored and presented uncut theatrically for the first time ever in the U.S., bringing the story of a space warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. And yes, the film is as awesomely bonkers as that sounds, with lots of psychedelic imagery, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jean-Claude Van Damme movies aren't exactly known for their subtlety. Even still, we're a little surprised at just how unnecessarily over the top filming was for a simple motorcycle ride in 1993's Hard Target. But once you learn a bit of the backstory behind the action classic, it all makes sense. Directed by John Woo, Hard Target starred the muscles from Brussels as a drifter who helps a pretty woman search for her missing father, only to discover he's been killed by a rich maniac (Lance Henriksen) who hunts homeless people for fun. Then things get weird. It's a cool, sweaty action movie with stunts as elaborate and groovy as Jcvd's mullet. It was Woo's first Hollywood movie after a handful of hits in Hong Kong, and as you can see in the below clip...
- Peter Hall
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Visitor John Huston and Jesus Christ (Franco Nero) are in a never-ending war with Satan, and their latest battleground is Atlanta, Ga, where the soul of a child holds the key to saving the universe. Probably. Lance Henriksen, Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters, and Sam Peckinpah join in the fun as Huston struggles to stop the girl’s descent into evil and tendency towards causing bodily harm. It’s hardly news to say that this thirty four year old movie is a mental fingerbang that bends genres and somehow teases both brilliance and stupidity, but I’m saying it anyway. Both highly derivative and wholly original, the film cherry picks elements from The Omen, The Fury, Phantasm, and more, and then swirls them together in a psychedelic mélange of horror, sci-fi »
- Rob Hunter
The strangeness that is The Visitor is now on Blu-ray, and we have your chance to score a copy on us! Believe us - you Need this film in your life. It's that damned wacky! Read on for details.
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This contest will end at 12:01 Am on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm, is bringing the wildly ambitious and neglected sci-fi/horror epic The Visitor to Blu-ray and DVD Today, March 4 .
Incredibly ambitious but derided and largely neglected upon its initial release in 1979, The Visitor is an unforgettable assault on reality, a phantasmagoric sci-fi/horror/action hybrid. From writer-producer Ovidio G. Assonitis (Tentacles) and director/actor/body builder Michael J. Paradise (aka Giulio Paradisi - Fellini's 8½), the film artfully fuses »
- Uncle Creepy
Available today on Blu-ray and DVD, The Visitor is one of the most delightfully weird movies I've ever seen. And, in an exclusive clip, the great Lance Henriksen confirms one of my suspicions. In my review, I commented: "I wonder how well any of the Italian crew spoke / understood English. This was the time period  when Italian productions cobbled together cast members with name recognition from across North America and Europe, and perhaps that would help explain why so much of the story appears to have been lost in translation." Henriksen addresses that point, as well as his general approach to the film in the clip below. (I won't spoil it for you.) As to the movie itself, well, plot summaries are besides...
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Terminator fans have a lot to be excited about these days. Heck, even folks that have soured on the franchise may have reason to be interested again. Terminator: Genesis is set to begin filming next month and, with that, comes some news on what direction the series is heading in. Some of what’s floating around is coming straight from the mouth of the T-800 himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and some of it is coming from the often-reliable folks at Moviehole.
First, let’s look at this quote from the Austrian Oak about the production itself:
“We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot. We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in La but most of it will be done in New Orleans. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Some possible story details have leaked from the upcoming Terminator: Genesis movie currently in development at Paramount Pictures. The movie is being directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), and it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. The information that has come to light is from Movie Hole, who says it comes from a very reputable source that they believe is "one-hundred percent on-the-money."
So, if you don't want anything spoiled for you I suggest you don't read ahead. I do have to say though, this sounds like a really cool concept that almost plays out like Back to the Future Part 2 and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. The movie is described as a fresh reboot of the series, and now let's get into the meat of it...
So apparently Schwarzenegger’s character »
- Joey Paur
At a recent signing at Dark Delicacies, I was able to sit down with Lance Henriksen and speak for a few moments. I thought we would be talking about his recent western/supernatural graphic novel project with Joe Maddrey entitled To Hell You Ride, but, as you'll soon encounter like I did in this multi-part interview, the conversation soon took on a life of its own. Fearnet: I hear that you and Joe Maddrey have been working on the graphic novel To Hell You Ride for a couple of years. Henriksen: Yeah. Tom Mandrake lives in New Jersey and Joe and I live out here [in California]. What started all of this is that I wrote a script 20-25 years ago called Telluride. A Western? It was this story. I was down at Comic-Con and Mike Richardson [of Dark Horse Comics] shook my hand and said, "Do you want to do a comic? I just shook your hand, »
- Del Howison
From his modest start in that ramshackle cabin in the woods what must seem like a lifetime ago, Sam Raimi has become one of the more versatile and beloved directors in Hollywood. With Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of Darkman today, we bring you our Top 9 Sam Raimi Films - Horror and Otherwise.
We're going to keep this list to films directed by Raimi. If we were to include the movies he's acted in, or god forbid produced, we'd be here all night. But a few of his production credits like 30 Days of Night, both of The Grudge films, Boogeyman, The Possession, Timecop and of course the Evil Dead remake are noteworthy.
Some honorable directorial mentions include his most recent, Oz the Great and Powerful. It might not have been the epic it was billed to be, but it looked fantastic; and when you manage to haul in half a billion »
- Scott Hallam
Neca is unleashing all manner of incredible plastic play things at this year's Toy Fair ,and we have a gallery of some of the most devilish collectibles to hit the show floor. Check 'em out!
Below you'll find shots of new Mego-styled Evil Dead 2 Ash, Evil Dead 2 Deadite Ash, Iron Maiden’s Eddie, Friday the 13th Part 2 Jason Voorhees, and Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning Jason Voorhees via Toy Ark, and then Figures.com check in with images from the following:
Available summer 2014, the program will include a wide assortment of collectible products designed to excite audiences of all ages such as action figures, giftware, apparel, accessories and more.
The new product lines will be made available to coincide with the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and will incorporate characters and elements from both the classic movies as well as the newest installment. »
- Uncle Creepy
The moment the floor opened, the first stop of Toy Fair 2014 was the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca) booth and it was a good thing we started there because this year’s display was overloaded with new items from Captain America: The Winter Solider, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Pacific Rim, Arkham Origins, The Dark Knight and so much more. Divergent fans should have their eye on Neca, too, because the company also revealed a whole bunch of products for the March 21st release. Hit the jump for more on the upcoming Divergent line and the rest of the Neca 2014 lot including over 100 pictures. Neca showed off exceptionally detailed items from Alien Series 3 including Bishop (Lance Henriksen) from Aliens, the Dog Alien from Alien 3 and a 35th Anniversary tribute figure, Kane (John Hurt) in the Nostromo Spacesuit from the 1979 original. The Predator line now includes the »
- Perri Nemiroff
“Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm (Nasdaq: Cidm), will bring two of its recent theatrical success stories to Blu-ray and DVD in restored and remastered editions: the wildly ambitious and neglected sci-fi/horror epic The Visitor and Ms. 45, legendary director Abel Ferrara’s gritty, gore-filled New York revenge thriller. The films will arrive, respectively, on March 4 and on March 25, 2014, with SRPs of $29.95 for Blu-ray and $27.95 for DVD. They come packed with bonus material in both formats.
Incredibly ambitious but derided and largely neglected upon its initial release in 1979, The Visitor is an unforgettable assault on reality, a phantasmagoric sci-fi/horror/action hybrid. From writer-producer Ovidio G. Assonitis (Tentacles) and director/actor/body builder Michael J. Paradise (aka Giulio Paradisi – Fellini’s 8½),the film artfully fuses elements of some of »
- Jonathan James
The lovable loonies at Drafthouse Films are doing a great job of bringing some really obscure little titles to a new generation of viewers. Next up for them - the DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Visitor and Ms. 45. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm (Nasdaq: Cidm), will bring two of its recent theatrical success stories to Blu-ray and DVD in restored and remastered editions: the wildly ambitious and neglected sci-fi/horror epic The Visitor and Ms. 45, legendary director Abel Ferrara's gritty, gore-filled New York revenge thriller. The films will arrive, respectively, on March 4 and on March 25, 2014, with SRPs of $29.95 for Blu-ray and $27.95 for DVD. They come packed with bonus material in both formats.
Incredibly ambitious but derided and largely neglected upon its initial release in 1979, The Visitor is an unforgettable assault on reality, a phantasmagoric sci-fi/horror/action hybrid. »
- Uncle Creepy
The first trailer for the post-apocalyptic trailer Daylight's End is here. The trailer shows several soldiers rallying against a zombie horde. Daylight's End stars Johnny Strong (Black Hawk Down), Lance Henriksen, Louis Mandylor, Chelsea Edmundson and Gary Cairns. The film is expected to release in 2014, after distribution is found. The story for Daylight's End begins with humanity on the brink. A pandemic is wiping out the few remaining survivors, until several soldiers decide to fight back. An escape plan is hatched and these few head to the airport, in the midst of chaos. Fans of post-apocalyptic styled films can preview this title below. The extended trailer shows several of the characters fighting for their survival, in a decrepit building. Several of the actors are featured and more on Daylight's End will be posted as the film moves towards a release date. Director: William Kaufman. Writer: Chad Law. Cast: Johnny Strong, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
The upcoming horror film ‘Daylight’s End’ is offering insight into how the dwindling human race is banding together to protect and save what’s left of humanity in a new sneak preview promo trailer, posted on Vimeo page. The action-sci-fi independent film, which was shot in Dallas, was directed by William Kaufman, and written by Chad Law. The film stars Johnny Strong, Chris Kerson, Chelsea Edmundson, Louis Mandylor, Gary Cairns, Mark Hanson, Lance Henriksen, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Heather Kafka. ‘Daylight’s End,’ a post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, is set years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures that roam by night. A rogue drifter [ Read More ]
The post Daylight’s End Offers Insight in Sneak Preview Promo Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
A product of the late 70s when numerous European producers made their way to the Us to create cheap entertainment for the drive-in masses, director Giulio Paradisi didn't even put his name on the insanity that is The Visitor, choosing instead to be credited Michael J. Paradise, a name only slightly as ludicrous as the movie itself. The thing is that on paper, The Visitor sounds like the most amazing movie ever: it's not only a universe spanning tale of good and evil, it brings together an all star cast including John Huston and including Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, Franco Nero, Mel Ferrer, and Sam Peckinpah.
Huston stars as Jerzy (the titular visitor), an alien elder who travels to E [Continued ...] »
If there was one genre that spawned countless knock-offs (some better than the films they were imitating, others not so much) it was the slasher film. Even some films that were touted as the greats amongst the sub-genre would be still hidden in the shadows of the films they were emulating. There’s a waterfall effect to these films that start with Psycho and fall through Black Christmas onto Friday the 13th. But within the sub-genre, a splintering could be found as well, creating a mutated family hierarchy of slasherdom. Every slasher film had to find some sort of way of setting itself apart from the other, by creating some sort of different villain who was unstoppable and creative in ways that kept bodies in seats. »
- Nathan Smith
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