13 items from 2017
“ Oh my God. If i don’t find my skull lighter, I’ll, like, slit my wrists!”
The Doom Generation screens Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series. Admission is $5
‘90s queer teen cinema at it’s best to kick of Pride Month! Gregg Araki’s The Doom Generation (1995) is an intelligent and satirical look at American youth culture and its relationship with the media. It’s one hell of a journey into oblivion – pure teen angst on speed. With an excellent debut performance from Rose McGowan. Araki takes viewers on a voyage into mayhem. Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (McGowan) , two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts. »
- Tom Stockman
Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.
Blu-ray + DVD
Arrow Video USA
2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95
Cinematography: Steven Poster
Production Design: Alexander Hammond
Original Music: Michael Andrews
Written and Directed by Richard Kelly
When high school kids get into creative writing »
- Glenn Erickson
Donnie Darko, 2001.
Written and Directed by Richard Kelly.
Donnie Darko has been released on Blu-ray a few times, but this new Limited Edition from Arrow promises to be the ultimate release for fans. The theatrical version and the Director’s Cut are included, along with the previously released bonus features, a new documentary, a 1996 short film by director Richard Kelly, a hardcover book, and some pieces of art printed on cardstock, found inside an envelope marked “Roberta Sparrow.” (Hmmmm…)
Donnie Darko is a perfect example of how a great movie will find its place in the world, even if it experiences a troubled theatrical release. (See The Iron Giant and The Shawshank Redemption for two other such examples.) In the case of Donnie Darko, any movie that used a plane crash »
- Brad Cook
April 18th looks to be another fun day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, as we have an excellent variety of films—both old and new—coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split makes its way to both formats on Tuesday courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is keeping busy with a trio of Blu-rays: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, and their four-disc set celebrating Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.
- Heather Wixson
On Oct. 26, 2001, Donnie Darko, director Richard Kelly’s sci-fi film about a despondent teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal in his second major film role) who befriends a giant bunny named Frank (James Duval), was released in theaters. The film told a cryptic narrative of a high schooler who is sent on an existential journey after he escapes death from a falling jet engine and learns that the world has just over 28 days before it ends. In that time, Donnie fends off the torments of being a teen -- a testy older sister (Gyllenhaal’s real-life older sister, Maggie), concerned parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), overbearing teachers (Beth Grant), mild flirtations with a new female student (Jena Malone) -- while trying to figure out, in some ways, how to save the world.
“That was a movie that was more about the psychological journey of adolescence and the confusion of it all,” Gyllenhaal tells Et. And while it »
"It will try to seduce you, trick you with pleasure, make you want more. It feeds off your desires." Check out the official trailer for a gore-filled horror film titled The Black Room, from filmmaker Rolfe Kanefsky. The film stars Natasha Henstridge (where has she been recently?) and Lukas Hassel as a newly married couple who move into their dream house, only to discover there's something evil in the "black room" in the cellar. Also starring Lin Shaye, Dominique Swain, James Duval, Auggie Duke, and Caleb Scott. From the looks of it, this doesn't seem like anything particular special. There's new horror films being made all the time, and this one seems forgettable despite the marketing. The flaming title card really tops it off. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Rolfe Kanefsky's The Black Room, direct from YouTube: Paul (Lukas Hassel) and Jennifer Hemdale (Natasha Henstridge) have just moved into their dream house. »
- Alex Billington
Funko's Pop! vinyl figures of Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, Oscar Diaz, and Brumak from Gears of Wars are coming in May, and you can check out images of the Delta Squad collectibles! Also: a look at Zombie Clown Circus preview pages, Check Point release details, and info on Kelly Evan's medieval zombie novel, The Mortecarni.
Funko Reveals New Gears of War Pop! Vinyl Figures: From Funko: “Introducing a brand-new wave of Pop! vinyl figures from the hit video game series Gears of War!
Collect the older and more grizzled Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 4 and his Delta Squad comrades Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, and Augustus Cole! You can also collect Oscar Diaz, uncle of Kait Diaz, and the iconic Brumak, the reptilian-like creature from the Hollow!
The Brumak is a super-sized Pop!, standing 6” tall!
Coming this Spring!
Coming in May!”
Preview Pages and the »
- Tamika Jones
Arrow Video isn't playing any April Fools' Day joke on horror and thriller fans with their Blu-ray releases for next month, which include the respective House: Two Stories (previously scheduled for a March 21st release) and Donnie Darko box sets, Wolf Guy, Caltiki the Immortal Monster, and more.
Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several titles for April 2017. On April 18th comes The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (Blu-ray and DVD) and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Blu-ray and DVD), two giallo chillers from director Emilio P. Miraglia which were previously only available in the limited edition box set entitled Killer Dames. Miraglian blends the grisly whodunnit of the giallo with gothic and supernatural elements to create some truly unique chills in tales of revenge from beyond the grave and killer curses.
- Derek Anderson
Featured in today's Horror Highlights, we have Splathouse podcast's discussion of the 2001 movie The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, DVD release details for The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson, the SXSW Film Festival poster for Atomic Blonde, details on The Mason Brothers' upcoming theatrical run, a Q&A with Fashionista director Simon Rumley, and a look at the short film Nightmare.
Splathouse Podcast Discusses The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: From Splathouse: "Sleepy skeletons, spirited space aliens, and super-scientists are the focus of this week's show! That's right, we're profiling Larry Blamire's excellent comedy "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra".
- Tamika Jones
Wild Eye Releasing has announced the March 28th DVD release of The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson; which stars James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), WWE superstar Tommy Dreamer, Nick Principe (Hatchet II, Laid To Rest) and Rachel Jane Conn (Model Hunger) as the titular victim, Jennifer. The film centers on a conflicted young woman standing between justice and a pathological killer.
Kidnapped after spurning a man’s advances, a young woman slowly falls for the charms of her captor. He eventually sets her free, but is he the serial killer the police have been hunting for? Only Jennifer Grayson can help them stop him once and for all.
Writer-director Corynn Egreczky’s debut feature is currently available across the Us on cable and digital platforms, including DirecTV, FiOS, Dish, iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu and more. The DVD release of The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson will exclusively include a feature-length commentary with writer/director Egreczky, »
- Phil Wheat
Wild Eye Releasing has announced the release of the kidnapping thriller The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson, which marks the feature debut of writer-director Corynn Egreczky and stars James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), WWE superstar Tommy Dreamer, Nick Principle (Hatchet II, Laid To Rest) and Rachel Jane Conn (Model Hunger). Take a look at the poster, synopsis and trailer below…
A young woman is kidnapped after spurning a man’s advances, but slowly falls in love with her charming abductor, who eventually sets her free. But he may also be the serial killer the police are hunting for, responsible for several kidnappings and murders, and now only Jennifer Grayson can help them stop him once and for all.
The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson is currently available on VOD and is set for release on DVD on March 28th. »
- Amie Cranswick
Will we finally get Donnie Darko 3, a true sequel to the Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi classic? Last year, the 2001 thriller Donnie Darko celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a 4K re-release in select U.K. theaters, although it never made it to the U.S. Now that the re-release is available on Blu-ray, writer-director Richard Kelly revealed in a new interview that he does have plans for a true follow-up that will return to this unique universe. While he doesn't offer specifics, the filmmaker explained that it will be even bigger and more ambitious than the original.
"I think there's something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe. It's big and expensive and I think there's time to get to that. I want to make sure we've got the budget to do it justice and not to compromise anything. Another story in this world needs resources and we need to have that in place. »
2001 saw the world introduced to Donnie Darko. The film, set in 1988, told the tale of a teenager weighed down by the knowledge that the world will end in twenty-eight days. The movie launched actor Jake Gyllenhaal as well as director Richard Kelly.
With Donnie Darko Kelly showcased a huge amount of talent, he wrote the film in addition to directing. Darko is a fantastic twisted tale of head scratching time-travel, filled with atmosphere, beautiful visuals and a killer British-heavy eighties soundtrack. It’s a movie that has stood the test of time and has recently been given a painstaking 4K restoration.
The restoration was a passion project for both Arrow Films and Richard Kelly, who curated the project. It really is a truly stunning release, spilling over with bonus content. To co-inside with the release we sat down with Kelly to delve into the history of the film, the oddities »
- Kat Hughes
13 items from 2017
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