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Special Sir Christopher Lee Tribute Screening & 40th Anniversary Screening of The Four Musketeers (1975) in Los Angeles

1 September 2015 4:46 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

Richard Lester’s film The Four Musketeers is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. With an all-star cast that includes Oliver Reed, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, and Sir Christopher Lee, the film will be shown on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 7:00 pm as a special tribute to Sir Christopher as well as part of the theatre's Anniversary Classics series. Actors Richard Chamberlain and Michael York are scheduled to appear at the screening and take part in a Q & A and discussion on the making of the film.

From the press release:

Last year the Anniversary Classics series presented a successful 40th anniversary screening of The Three Musketeers, director Richard Lester's stylish and entertaining retelling of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel. Join us this year to see Lester's stirring conclusion of the tale, The Four Musketeers (1975). The all-star cast is led by Michael York as D'Artagnan, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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September 1st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dark Star: H.R. Giger’S World, The Harvest, Backcountry

31 August 2015 6:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hope everyone has their wallets ready because September 1st is a doozy of a day for home entertainment releases, with over 20 horror and sci-fi titles set to make their debut on Tuesday. For those of you Mad Max: Fury Road fans out there, this is the week you’ve all been waiting for as George Miller’s epic actioner arrives on 3D and 2D Blu-ray as well as on DVD. Scream Factory has a few films they’re releasing this week—Backcountry, The Harvest and Army of Frankensteins—and Anchor Bay Entertainment is keeping busy with a pair of notable releases too—The Curse of Downers Grove (which was penned by Bret Easton Ellis) and Lost After Dark.

Festival favorite Felt is also coming to DVD this week and Universal has put together an Abbott & Costello collection that’s sure to please any classic horror fans out there. Image Entertainment »

- Heather Wixson

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Special Sir Christopher Lee Tribute Screening of The Four Musketeers (1975) in Los Angeles

30 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Special Sir Christopher Lee Tribute Screening of The Four Musketeers (1975) in Los Angeles

Richard Lester’s film The Four Musketeers is  celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. With an all-star cast that includes Oliver Reed, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, and Sir Christopher Lee, the film will be shown on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 7:00 pm as a special tribute to Sir Christopher as well ...

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- Jonathan Stryker

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Frightfest 2015: ‘Body’ Review

28 August 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen, Lauren Molina, Adam Cornelius, Larry Fessenden | Written and Directed by Dan Berk, Robert Olsen

Body sees three girlfriends head out for a wild night during the Christmas holidays, but their jaunt is about to turn deadly. Cali suggests they crash her rich uncle’s mansion since he’s out of town and soon they’re partying the night away. However there’s something Cali hasn’t told her BFFs – namely that they’ve actually jut broken into the place without permission! Soon their part is rumbled by the mansion’s groundskeeper (played by modern horror cinemas equivalent of Christopher Lee, one Mr. Larry Fessenden) who takes a dive down the stairs at the hands of one of the girls. Soon the fear of possible reprisals finds the terrified trio embarking on a course of action from which there is no return.

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- Phil Wheat

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LevelK to launch Hong Kong office

28 August 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Scandinavian sales outfit LevelK is expanding eastward.

On the eve of this year’s autumn markets, Danish company LevelK has announced that it is bringing on board Derek Luí to to run a brand new office in Hong Kong.

Luí brings extensive experience within the business, including a recent stint at UA Cinemas/Lark Films Distribution, where he was focused on the Cinehub film acquisition and distribution. 

“The Hong Kong office is a reflection of LevelK’s growth and a continues commitment to optimize our cooperation with current and future business partners,” said LevelK CEO Tine Klint of the new Asian bridgehead and of Luí’s appointment.

LevelK’s new films in official selection at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) include the world premiere of Stephen Page’s Spear, billed as “a visually stunning tale of a young Aboriginal man as he takes a journey through his consciousness to awaken his spiritual self,” and, as an »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Cate Blanchett to Receive BFI Honor

27 August 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

On Saturday, October 17, at the BFI London Film Festival awards ceremony, Cate Blanchett will receive the BFI Fellowship. The prize will be bestowed the same night as the UK premiere of "Truth," starring Blanchett as onetime "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather. "Carol," starring Blanchett as one half of a lesbian love affair opposite Rooney Mara, also screens at the festival this year following a rapturous premiere at Cannes, and a likely North American debut in Telluride. Previous BFI Fellowships include Stephen Frears, Sir Christopher Lee, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter. Al Pacino and Mel Brooks have also received BFI Fellowships. Read More: Todd Haynes' Oscar Contender 'Carol' Heads for London (Trailer) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Cate Blanchett to Receive British Film Institute Fellowship

27 August 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Cate Blanchett is to receive the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, at the BFI London Film Festival’s awards ceremony on Oct. 17 at London’s Banqueting House.

“Truth,” starring Blanchett and Robert Redford, will have its U.K. premiere on the same night. Based on the book “Truth and Duty” by Mary Mapes, the film tells the story of Mapes, a CBS News journalist and Dan Rather’s “60 Minutes” producer, and the risks she took to expose a story about President George W. Bush.

Greg Dyke, chairman of the BFI, said: “Cate Blanchett is a compelling and brave actress whose mesmerizing screen presence has captivated audiences since her earliest roles. We are absolutely delighted to honor her extraordinary talents with a BFI Fellowship at this year’s Lff awards.”

The Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their “outstanding contribution to film or television. »

- Leo Barraclough

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'Hobbit' Trilogy Extended Edition Comes to Theaters This October

26 August 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, it was announced that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies is getting an R rated extended edition release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this November. But fans who want to see it early and on the big screen are getting that chance. We have a new The Hobbit extended edition trilogy trailer, and it shows off some of the new, never-before-seen moments from the final chapter in this epic fantasy saga. And we have have new information on when and where the movie will be playing this fall as part of a bigger theatrical event.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are thrilled to bring The Hobbit Trilogy back to select cinemas nationwide for an exclusive series of three in-theater events. The three movies include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on October 5, 2015; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on October 7, 2015; and the world »

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Details on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies R-rated extended edition

25 August 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month it was revealed that the customary extended edition of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be rated R for “some violence”, and now Warner Bros. has released the official details for the Blu-ray and DVD release.

The extended edition will include an additional twenty minutes of footage, as well as nine hours of brand new special features, including:

– Commentary with director/producer/writer Peter Jackson and co-producer/writer Philippa Boyens

– The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and Xii showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.

– New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies features a cast that includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Gets R Rated Extended Edition

25 August 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion when The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, is released as an all-new R rated Extended Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the extended cut of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 20 minutes of extra footage and more than 9 hours of bonus features that will complete every Hobbit fan's collection. The film, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD on October 20.

In addition, The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, »

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition Coming in November

25 August 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Fans of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films have been anxiously awaiting the release of the inevitable extended version of The Battle of Five Armies, and today Warner Bros. have officially revealed when fans can pick it up, along with which new special features are included.  Come inside to take a look!

I think I've made it clear over the last few years, that I haven't exactly been a fan of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy (for a variety of reasons).  However, I have felt that the extended edition versions of the movies have been more enjoyable for me as I watched them.  Perhaps that will be the case with Battle of the Five Armies, which hits blu-ray on November 17th, with 20 extra minutes of footage.  

And yes, as rumored/revealed a little while ago, this new version is in fact rated R.  Take from that what you will, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Annual Monster-rama, Riverside Drive-in, N.Vandergrift, Pa, September 11-12

23 August 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Riverside Drive-In Theatre presents its annual Monster-rama film festival with all 35mm presentations of horror classics. The two-night event takes place September 11-12. The fiendish agenda for this year's festival includes some irresistible flicks:

Three Vincent Price classics: "Masque of the Red Death", "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Tomb of Ligeia".   Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in "Horror of Dracula" Vincent Price in "The Haunted Palace" Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire KillersChristopher Lee in "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave" "Son of Dracula" with Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr

Plus vintage shorts, trailers and intermission classics!

 

 For details click here. 

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- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Sir Christopher Lee Film Jinnah Gets Distribution Deal

16 August 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Sir Christopher Lee Film Jinnah Gets Distribution Deal

In keeping with the last wishes of his dear friend Sir Christopher Lee, actor, producer, 70mm camera operator, film authority extraordinaire, adventurer, stunt man and now distributor Douglas Dunning has signed with Vision Films & Jamil Dehlavi for the North American theatrical rights for one year to release Sir Christopher’s 1998 film Jinnah.  The goal is ...

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- Jonathan Stryker

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Fantasia ’15 Review: We Are Still Here

12 August 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Canadian Premiere

USA, 2015

Directed by Ted Geoghegan

There’s this thing that happens to regular movie goers after sitting through a couple of Fantasia festival screenings. Their complexion lightens, for lack of sunlight. They appear gaunt, yet bloated, from malnutrition (subsiding solely on a diet of concession snacks and lost potential). They adopt an odor that is not unlike a mix between grandma and sour milk. I’m mostly kidding of course, but sometimes, the end result is truly worse than what you would actually see onscreen. Bon Cinema!

In keeping with ghastly apparitions, I was finally able to catch a screening of We are Still Here, following its world premiere at SXSW. Hyped as a return to the Bayou boogaloo films of Lucio Fulci, We Are Still Here sets its sights squarely at The Beyond, but without the “nightmare logic”:

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- Jo Satana

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Christopher Lee And Peter Cushing Reunited In The Skull, Coming To Blu-ray

12 August 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

More classic British horror heads to Blu-ray as Eureka! Entertainment announces the release of Freddie Francis' 1965 shocker The Skull, arriving on dual-format Blu-ray and DVD on 26 October.Perhaps best known as an Oscar-winning cinematographer, shooting such acclaimed works as The Elephant Man, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Glory and Cape Fear, Freddie Francis also directed a raft of horror flicks throughout the 1960s and 70s. After a successful spell at Hammer, Francis moved across to the newly launched Amicus Productions, where he would help shape them into the only British company to rival Hammer's vice-like grip on the country's horror scene.Adapted from a novel by Robert "Psycho" Bloch, The Skull reunites Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee for a chilling tale of obsession and the occult,...

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12 Classic British Horror Films You Need To See

10 August 2015 1:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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When it comes to British horror films, you’ve hopefully already seen the likes of 28 Days Later, The Descent and Mum & Dad. Maybe you’ve watched The Zombie Diaries, Eden Lake and Panic Button (if you haven’t, you should address that immediately).

As anyone of a certain vintage will inform you, Britain has a rich horror heritage, and there’s much more to the genre than Dracula and Frankenstein. There’s Witchfinder General, with Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins, a real-life prosecutor of witches, plus The Blood On Satan’s Claw, about 17th Century devil worshippers. And that’s just for starters.

Even if we eschewed Hammer and restricted ourselves to the “old school” horror actors (Price, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasance), the list would include Madhouse, Death Line, Theatre Of Blood and House Of The Long Shadows, among others. Again, not too shabby.

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- Ian Watson

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Watch A Clip From Hammer Classic The Man Who Could Cheat Death

2 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Great news for Hammer Horror fans, as Eureka! Entertainment is bringing Terence Fisher's The Man Who Could Cheat Death to dual-format Blu-ray/DVD on 21 September.Fisher helped define the vibrant look of many of Hammer's classic gothic horror tales, and after scoring notable successes with the likes of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Dracula (1958) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) he delivered this "Bava-esque" tale of scientific malevolence starring Anton Diffring (Fahrenheit 451, Where Eagles Dare), Christopher Lee and Hazel Court.Doctor and amateur sculptor Georges Bonnet (Anton Diffring) has discovered a murderous method of maintaining his youth, once every ten years he murders a young woman and removes her parathyroid glands to replace his own. But after 104 years, he's run into some problems. His collaborator...

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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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Nine films and eight TV projects in contention for top Awgie Awards

23 July 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Nine features have been nominated for this year's Awgie Awards for performance writing.

Eight telemovies and miniseries are in contention. The Australian Writers. Guild says nominations in the 25 categories for the 48th Annual Awgie Awards reflect the abundance of outstanding work currently being produced in Australia. Nominees for best original telemovie are Steven McGregor for Redfern Now: Promise Me and Katherine Thomson for House of Hancock, while Christopher Lee.s Gallipoli and Jan Sardi and Mac Gudgeon.s The Secret River contend for best adaptation in a television miniseries. There are four nominees for original television mini-series: The Principal by Alice Addison and Kristen Dunphy; The Kettering Incident by Vicki Madden, Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox; Deadline Gallipoli by Jacquelin Perske, Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant and Cate Shortland; and Love Child: Series 2 from Tim Pye, Cathryn Strickland, Chris McCourt, Jane Allen and Tamara Asmar. In the categories »

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The Surprising Ways 'Mission: Impossible 2' Affected the Course of Movie History

21 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When many of us think of Sir Ian McKellen, two iconic roles come to mind: Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men. And vice versa -- it's hard to imagine anyone else playing those characters on the big screen (well, Michael Fassbender also plays Magneto, very well, but we're talking the older version of the mutant villain). Those franchises could have easily been very different, though, as a result of very different actors filling the parts. Sean Connery was offered Gandalf, for instance, but he turned it down. So did Christopher Plummer. Same with McKellen's X-Men co-star and Bff, Patrick Stewart. Christopher Lee apparently campaigned for the role but was cast as Saruman instead. As for Magneto, the X-Men's foe could have been portrayed by Terence...

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