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DVD Release: March or Die

17 April 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: June 17, 2014

Price: DVD $19.95

Studio: Hen’s Tooth

Gene Hackman is a Major in the French Foreign Legion in March or Die.

In the tradition of Beau Gest, the 1977 action-adventure film March or Die stars Gene Hackman (The Conversation) and Ian Holm (Brazil).

It’s 1918 and a war-weary American Major (Hackman) in the French Foreign Legion, with a ragtag squadron of young legionnaires, is assigned to a remote Moroccan outpost. Their mission is to secure a French government archaeological dig that is looting an ancient tomb of its Arab treasure. The troops’ presence is not at all welcome by the Arab chieftain El Krim (Holm), who vows to expel the French intruders at any cost. But the French steadfastly refuse to leave. After a series of skirmishes, the film concludes with an epic battle between the two forces.

Directed by Dick Richards, produced by a young Jerry Bruckheimer, »

- Laurence

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Dr Who: films of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

15 April 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...

Read the previous part in this series, Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, here.

In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.

The recently installed Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner, had been the Production Unit Manager on »

- louisamellor

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Woody Allen Wednesdays - Another Woman & Hannah and Her Sisters

2 April 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Every Wednesday, FM writers Simon Columb and Brogan Morris write two short reviews on Woody Allen films ... in the hope of watching all his films over the course of roughly 49 weeks. If you have been watching Woody's films and want to join in, feel free to comment with short reviews yourself! Next up is Another Woman & Hannah and Her Sisters...

Simon Columb on Another Woman...

Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) didn’t realise she was hated. An upper middle-class intellectual (like many of Woody Allen’s characters), she’s a professor of Philosophy who overhears a neighbour (Mia Farrow) revealing her private life to a psychiatrist. Self-disciplined and successful, Marion should be considered an inspiration – but alas, she lacks passion. Her husband (Ian Holm) mocks the idea of sex on the floorboards and the potential lover (Gene Hackman) that got away was rebuffed despite a mutual attraction. Bearing similarities to his latest film, »

- Gary Collinson

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Pixar Planning 3D Re-Releases for 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille'

17 March 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney Pixar's director of 3D production, John Hollander, revealed at the 3D Creative Summit in London that the studio is working on 3D conversions of The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

Here's what John Hollander had to say at the summit about The Incredibles, though it isn't known when they may release this 3D version.

"Right now we're working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D. I'm not sure what the release strategy for it will be. It's been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film was released 10 years ago - the technology is even older as it took four years to make."

He also spoke about the Ratatouille 3D conversion, which has already been completed.

"We have a version of Ratatouille, which works really well in 3D and we're trying to figure out exactly what the release strategy for that will be. »

- MovieWeb

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Review: "Shout At The Devil" (1976) Starring Lee Marvin And Roger Moore DVD/Blu-ray From Timeless Media

14 March 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Timeless Media have released the epic 1976 adventure film Shout at the Devil as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. The movie, produced by Michael Klinger and directed by Peter Hunt, is an big budget affair very much in the style of John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King, which was released the previous year. Both films follow the antics of a couple of charismatic rogues in exotic settings. The film is based on the novel by author Wilbur Smith, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The movie was shot in between Roger Moore's second and third James Bond films, The Man With the Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me and boasts a "who's who" of Eon Productions talent. Peter Hunt had edited the early Bond films and directed On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Ironically, Moore and Hunt never worked on a 007 film together but in »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Napoleon’ – What Might Have Been

2 March 2014 9:14 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

    “It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made.” – Stanley Kubrick, Oct. 20, 1971.

There are few unrealized projects in the history of cinema more tantalizingly fascinating than Stanley Kubrick’s planned feature about Napoleon. Even in 1967, at the time of its initial pre-production (the first time around), it seemed like a potentially great idea. But now, looking back with Kubrick’s entire body of work as a reference point, it truly does stand as a project this legendary filmmaker should have been destined to make. Thanks to a mammoth and comprehensive collection of materials fashioned into Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, edited by Alison Castle and published by Taschen, we can for the first time see how Kubrick prepared for the film and what he had in mind for its ultimate big-screen presentation. »

- Jeremy Carr

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Trailer, Clips, and Special Packaging for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

28 February 2014 3:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We posted a motion poster for you last week that gave some of the details of the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but now, thanks to the lovely folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we have the full deets for you, including info on the very cool limited collector’s edition packaging, and some enticing clips to remind you of the awesomeness of the movie:

Trailer: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Available April 8

Clip: The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug – You Have No Right: Available April 8

Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – It Is Our Fight: Available April 8

Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Your World Will Burn: Available April 8

Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – I Found Something: Available April 8

Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Into the Barrels: Available April 8

Continue The Epic Adventure When “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, »

- Erin Willard

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Motion Poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Announces Blu-ray Release

20 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

If you don’t give and get spring baskets of goodies every year, maybe it’s time to start a new tradition, because Warner Bros. has announced that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released as a 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack on April 8, and nothing says “Happy Spring!” like dwarves and dragons.

To celebrate, Warner Bros Online has released this very cool 30-second motion poster:

Motion Poster: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Blu-ray Release

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is available 4/8/14 on 3D Blu-Ray at the WB Shop http://bit.ly/GetTheHobbitTDOS

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Isn’t that description adorable? Ooo, a magical ring, I wonder what that’s all about?!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, »

- Erin Willard

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Night Falls on Manhattan

13 January 2014 2:57 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Ambitious New York lawyer Andy Garcia finds himself investigating his own father (Ian Holm) following allegations of political, legal and police corruption. Lena Olin plays the opposing legal eagle who falls for him in Sidney Lumet's typically efficient thriller. Look out for an early appearance from the late James Gandolfini as a rum cove with his hand in the cookie jar. »

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Updated: Warner Bros. Pictures 2014 Films Includes Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys – Photo

2 January 2014 12:12 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

© 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. And Ratpac Entertainment. Photo Credit: Keith Bernstein.

(L-r) John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in Warner Bros. Pictures’ musical “Jersey Boys, ” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released their slate of films for 2014. Along with each movie’s synopsis and photos, you will find Hobbits, dolphins, legos, Godzilla as well as the latest info and first image of Clint Eastwood’s take on the musical Jersey Boys.

The cinematic lineup hosts a bevy of A-listers for fans of Tom Cruise, Johnny DeppRussell CroweColin FarrellChanning Tatum, Mila KunisRobert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera FarmigaBryan CranstonJason Bateman, Tina FeyAdam Sandler, Drew BarrymoreCharlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey, and Christoph Waltz.

Further on down the cinematic »

- Michelle McCue

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