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After Cat Chaser, Abel Ferrera was reluctant to give up final cut again, not without a fight anyways. The erotic thriller’s 1989 theatrical release, complete with a clunky voiceover ghosted by another actor because leading hunk Peter Weller refused, has a fundamentally different character from Ferrera’s director’s cut currently housed in the basement at Anthology Film Archives. Last Tuesday, Anthology screened the only known copy, on video with time code, a rough audio mix, and without a score, for the first time maybe ever since it played on the Fox lot to studio bigwigs in the ’80s. That’s the last […] »
- Whitney Mallett
“Sons of Anarchy” has set the date for the start of its final ride.
The seventh and final season of the FX drama will premiere Sept. 9 with a special one hour and 45 minute episode, the cabler announced Thursday. It will air at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.
FX also announced that immediately following the premiere, a live post-show, “Anarchy Afterwords,” will air. The post-show, hosted by “Chelsea Lately’s” Chris Franjola, will air another episode after the show’s series finale.
“Sons of Anarchy” is only the latest series to add in an after show, joining the trend with such shows as AMC’s “Talking Dead,” a post-show for hit “Walking Dead,” and A&E’s “After Hours,” a post-show for “Bates Motel.”
- Alex Stedman
After striking it big again as a director of last summer’s Iron Man 3, Black has re-partnered with Silver and Warner Bros. for a project he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi titled The Nice Guys. And he’s landed some pretty nice guys to play the two L.A. detectives investigating the mysterious suicide of a 1970s porn star: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.
In June, the Wrap initially reported that the long-in-development project was falling into place, »
- Jeff Labrecque
For the second day of our Stan Winston Week celebration, I wanted to shine the spotlight on another monster movie that I’ve always enjoyed, but it never seemed to get as much love as I thought it should- George P. Cosmatos’ Leviathan. It’s a movie that wasn’t perfect by any means, but it was endlessly entertaining all the same, featuring a top-notch ensemble and tons of wonderfully weird and creepy creature effects created by Winston and his team of artists.
Starring Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Amanda Pays, Hector Elizondo, Meg Foster, Michael Carmine and Lisa Eilbacher, Leviathan was released in theaters everywhere on March 17, 1989 and took a respectable second place for the weekend, right behind Chevy Chase’s Fletch Lives. It only stayed in theaters for a total of three weeks, but still managed to haul in over $15 million during that run, which »
- Heather Wixson
Scream! Factory is bringing the underwater cult classic Leviathan to Blu-ray for the first time on August 19. It was one of three big underwater films released during 1989; the other two were James Cameron's The Abyss, and Deep Star Six.
Leviathan stars Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Carmine, Lisa Eilbacher and Hector Elizondo in the story of a deep sea mining team that stumbles upon a genetic experiment that has gone horrifically wrong. A storm rages above leaving no escape as one by one the crew becomes infected by the disease.
For its Blu-ray debut, Scream! Factory is packing the Leviathan Blu-ray with new interviews from actors Hector Elizondo, Ernie Hudson and creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., as well as the original theatrical trailer.
Leviathan on Blu-ray will be presented in 2.35:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. It can »
There’s still so much we don’t about our oceans, especially when it comes to what lies on their floors. In 1989′s Leviathan, a deep-sea mining crew is reminded of the saltwater’s deadly secrets when they find something horrifying living amongst a ship’s ruins at the sea bottom. This Peter Weller-starring film is shooting to the surface late this August as part of Scream Factory’s Summer of Fear, with a couple of bonus features in tow.
Set for an August 19th release on Blu-ray, you can pre-order the film now at Scream Factory and Amazon for around $25.00. This 1080p video resolution of Leviathan comes with new interviews and the theatrical trailer.
Press Release - “Five miles beneath the ocean surface, a crew of underwater miners stumbled upon a haunting secret. What they uncovered will strike terror into our hearts! On August 19, 2014, the long-awaited deep-sea sci-fi creature thriller Leviathan, »
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory Presents
A Film by George P. Cosmatos
Delivering The True Meaning Of Underwater Terror,
Collectible Blu-ray™ Rises On Home Entertainment Shelves August 19, 2014
Five miles beneath the ocean surface, a crew of underwater miners stumbled upon a haunting secret. What they … Continue reading →
A few months back we learned that Scream Factory had added the 1989 underwater monster flick Leviathan to their "Summer of Fear" schedule, and today full details about the release have come up to the surface. Read on for everything you need to know about this must-own Blu-ray!
From the Press Release
Five miles beneath the ocean surface, a crew of underwater miners stumbled upon a haunting secret. What they uncovered will strike terror into our hearts!
On August 19, 2014, the long-awaited deep-sea sci-fi creature thriller Leviathan, a film by George P. Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra) finally unleashes on Blu-ray for the first time from Scream Factory. Starring Peter Weller (RoboCop), Richard Crenna (First Blood), Amanda Pays ("Max Headroom"), Daniel Stern (Home Alone), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Michael Carmine (Batteries Not Included), Lisa Eilbacher (Beverly Hills Cop) and Hector Elizondo (The Celestine Prophecy), Leviathan features a solid script by veteran »
- John Squires
Sneak Peek new images of actors Charlie Hunnam and Drea De Matteo filming the 7th and final season of the FX 'biker drama' series "Sons Of Anarchy", plus take a look @ the latest Season 7 updates from "Soa" creator Kurt Sutter:
With Season 7 scheduled to air September 2014 and actors Ron Perlman ("Hellboy") and Maggie Siff not returning, Drea de Matteo ("The Sopranos"), David Labrava and Niko Nicotera have been promoted to the regular cast.
Robert Patrick ("T2"), Peter Weller ("RoboCop"), Emilio Rivera and Billy Brown will return in recurring guest roles. Cch Pounder and Kim Dickens will also appear in limited appearances, as well as shock rocker Marilyn Manson, guest-starring as a crime figure and drug addict.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Kurt Sutter. »
- Michael Stevens
With 20th Century Fox's RoboCop debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD June 3, the city of Detroit will unveil their 10-foot bronze statue of the crime-fighting cyborg, portrayed by Peter Weller in the original Robocop and by Joel Kinnaman in this year's reboot. Take a look at the photo of this statue, then read on for more details about "RoboCop Day" in the Motor City tomorrow.
The initiative to construct a RoboCop statue started three years ago, when a Massachusetts resident suggested to Detroit mayor Dave Bing that the city should celebrate this iconic character with a statue in the following message.
"Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & RoboCop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a Great ambassador for Detroit."
While the mayor responded that there were no plans for a RoboCop statue, non-profit organization Imagination Station raised $50,000 to fund the construction, just days after the initial suggestion was made. The unveiling »
We're holding a free screening of a crime classic of your choice next week. Here's a closer look at another option: the original RoboCop...
On the 5th June, we're holding a free crime classic cinema screening to celebrate the launch of the videogame Murdered: Soul Suspect. You can find out details of the screening, and how you can vote for the film you most want to see, here.
Nb: The following contains mild spoilers.
There are many reasons why RoboCop endures as one of the best films of the 1980s, but one of them stands out from the rest: it’s so many things at once. It’s a sharp corporate satire. It’s a violent action movie. It’s a pitch-black comedy. It’s a science fiction film about mortality and technology. »
For a while now, many have deemed RoboCop to be popular culture’s most recognisable crime-fighting characters of all time. In line with its Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray and DVD release on 9th June 2014 from StudioCanal, we count down – not only the 10 most recognisable crime-fighters – but best ten the entertainment world has had to offer…
Played by: Clint Eastwood
It’s quite impressive that Clint Eastwood has played Harry Callahan, his defining cop not afraid to cross ethical boundaries to serve justice, a total of five times over his illustrious career. An Inspector with the San Francisco police department, his primary concern is to protect and avenge the victims of violent crime by any means necessary.
Played by:Gene Hackman
Based on real-life New York City police detective Eddie Egan, »
- Phil Wheat
The film stars Lundgren as a New York detective who teams up with a Thai counterpart played by Jaa after a Serbian crime lord murders his family. In the process the pair attempt to tear down the villain’s human trafficking operation.
The cast includes Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White and Peter Weller. The film recently shot in Thailand under the auspices of Sc Pictures International and Sc Films Thailand and Lundgren produces with Craig Baumgarten and Sc Pictures International CEO Mike Selby.
“We were blown away when we saw the footage of Skin Trade,” said Christenson, who will show nine minutes of footage to buyers on the Croisette.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
To mark the release of Franklin and Bash Season 2 on DVD 28th April, we’ve been given 5 copies of the TV show to give away.
The boys are back to rip the law a new one in the hit buddy legal drama Franklin & Bash: The Complete Second Season,coming to DVD on April 28 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Breckin Meyer (Clueless, Road Trip) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TV’s “NYPD Blue” & “Saved by the Bell”) return as Jared Franklin and Peter Bash, two streetwise lawyers and lifelong friends who cause a seismic culture clash when they join the button-down law firm of Ineld-Daniels, presided over by the eccentric Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange, Easy A). In season two, the stakes are raised as Jared and Peter face a number of truly daunting tasks to ensure partner status at Infeld-Daniels and discover the real reason Infeld hired them.
Co-starring Reed Diamond »
Odd List Ryan Lambie 23 Apr 2014 - 06:54
We take a look back at the geek movies that have hinted at sequels that were never made, and we'd really like to see...
Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen a film in a particular entry, feel free to skip to the next one.
In some cases, it comes as a relief when a threatened sequel fails to materialise. The end of the infamous Mac And Me, for example, sees its family of cretinous aliens drive off in a pink Cadillac, a speech bubble chillingly telling us, "We'll be back!" Thankfully, Mac And Me 2 has yet to materialise, despite the original film's near-legendary status.
Every so often, though, we'll come across a movie that strongly hints at more adventures to come, but for a variety of reasons - usually financial ones - the sequel never got made. To illustrate this, »
Six years don’t seem like that long a stretch of a time, but it’s long enough to create a universe. I should clarify, I mean a cinematic universe. You see, that’s just what they’ve done at Marvel Studios. And what a wondrous place it is! And movie-goers are now able to visit there more than once a year. Hard to believe, but it was back in 2008 that the famed comic book company (lovingly named “The House of Ideas” by Stan Lee himself almost fifty years ago) decided that they should have a more active role in bringing their characters to the silver screen. Media pundits scoffed since several of their biggest properties, namely Spider-Man and the X-Men, were locked down in movie deals with Sony and Fox. But Marvel (with Paramount) initiated their big screen dreams with Iron Man, and they’ve not looked back. That »
- Jim Batts
If you’ve ever wanted to see The Punisher, RoboCop, Hellboy and Spawn together in a film then Skin Trade will probably be the closest you’ll ever get to seeing that epic cheese dream fantasy coming true. Alongside former Punisher, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller (RoboCop), Michael Jai White (Spawn) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) appear in action revenge flick, Skin Trade. For good measure, the man who laughs at Newton’s theory of gravity, Tony Jaa (the Punisher…of Elephant thieves) co-leads the picture with Lundgren. For even further good measure, fans of the recent Arrow series will recognise Celina Jade who also stars in this.
Lundgren plays a New York detective whose family gets killed by a Serbian mobster (Perlman) who runs a sex trafficking ring. Lundgren follows them to Bangkok and ends up reluctantly teaming up with local cop Jaa, who has his own personal reasons for wanting »
- Gary Collinson
While Scream Factory's summer slate is already jam-packed with goodies, including Blu-ray releases of Lake Placid and Motel Hell, they're nevertheless showing no signs of slowing down and have just added another title to the mix. Read on for details!
The company broke the news on its Facebook page earlier today that the 1989 underwater monster flick Leviathan is getting the prestigious Blu-ray treatment, being added to Scream Factory's "Summer of Fear" release schedule.
This marks the very first time the film has ever been released on Blu-ray, and no specific details have yet been revealed.
- John Squires
Scream Factory dropped a surprise title announcement this afternoon, revealing that 1989′s Leviathan will be headed to Blu-ray for the first time in August. This is part of Scream Factory’s massive ”Summer of Fear” release slate and they’ve provided an update on what else is coming up:
“Our “Summer of Fear” release slate is about to get drenched. We’re thrilled to report that we will be bringing the 1989 underwater monster flick Leviathan to Blu-ray for the first time this August!
We know this will please many of you as it’s been requested several times. No further details to report back at this time but we’ll keep you posted on developments in a few months.
We have one more title to announce next month which will lock our packed “Summer of Fear” line-up. It’s a good one for sure. The line-up to date includes:
- Jonathan James
One of the most underrated creature feature’s (and a personal favorite) is George P. Cosmatos’ Leviathan. Sure, it’s basically an Alien and The Thing body-horror clone albeit with a deep sea locale, but the ensemble of character actors (Robocop himself Peter Weller, Ghostbuster‘s Ernie Hudson, and even They Live‘s Meg Foster as a steely corporate head!) and spectacular creature effects by Stan Winston make it stand on its’ own.
Scream Factory thinks so too, as they are now set to give the film it’s HD debut and release it during their so-called “Summer of Fear”! Here’s what they had to say:
Our “Summer of Fear” release slate is about to get drenched. We’re thrilled to report that we will be bringing the 1989 underwater monster flick Leviathan to Blu-ray for the first time this August! We know this will please many of you as »
- Justin Edwards
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