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Hitler Rides a T-Rex in Iron Sky: The Coming Race Trailer

10 November 2014 4:21 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first teaser trailer for the upcoming "Iron Sky" sequel, called "Iron Sky: The Coming Race," which brings back Udo Kier, Julia Dietze, and Stephanie Paul. Check it out below. Plot: Twenty years ago Earth was ruined in a nuclear apocalypse. What's left of humanity is trapped on the Moon - which is now falling apart as well. Mankind's only hope is to send a small team into the Center of the Earth to retrieve the mythical Holy Grail. All that stands in their way is an ancient race of reptilian humanoids and an army of dinosaurs. How hard could it be? "Iron Sky: The Coming Race" is planning to start shooting early 2015 and hopes to be in theaters by 2016. The film already raised $5 million and hopes to raise another $10 million over the next year. Trailer: »

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Hitler rides a T-rex in Iron Sky: The Coming Race teaser

7 November 2014 1:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A teaser for Iron Sky: The Coming Race has been released.

The sequel to the 2012 film reveals Nazis living underground in the 'Hollow Earth'.

The video features a Tyrannosaurus rex-riding Adolf Hitler, as well as revealing that the Sarah Palin-pastiche President of the United States is a shape-shifting monster.

Set 20 years after the first film, it sees the last survivors of humanity living in the Nazis' formerly secret moon base.

With resources running out, they set their sights on the promise of the Hollow Earth.

The filmmakers are seeking to crowdfund the project.

Director Timo Vuorensola will return for Iron Sky: The Coming Race, with stars Udo Kier and Julia Dietze returning alongside Tom Green. »

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Afm: Udo Kier and James C. Burns Join 'Courier X'

5 November 2014 10:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Veteran German actor Udo Kier (Nymphomaniac), and Transformers actor James C. Burns have signed on to star in Courier X, a conspiracy thriller about the 1996 crash of Twa flight 800. The 1996 crash, which killed all 230 passengers on board, was, at the time, the second-deadliest airline accident ever in the United States. Several conspiracy theories have emerged following the incident, which speculate that the crash was due to a terrorist strike, a U.S. Navy missile test gone wrong or an onboard bomb. Courier X links the CIA to the crash, with Burns playing a CIA field

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- Scott Roxborough

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Movies This Week: October 24-30, 2014

24 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »


The 21st Annual Austin Film Festival and Conference is in full swing. Movies are taking place from now through Thursday at venues across town including the Paramount, Stateside and Hideout theaters downtown, Rollins Theater at the Long Center, both theaters at the Texas State History Museum and Alamo Drafthouse Village. Badges are still available to purchase for you procrastinators. Keep an eye out here on Slackerwood for daily reports and reviews from the fest.

The Alamo Ritz is going to be hosting a special event tomorrow afternoon with author Anne Helen Peterson, celebrating the release of her new book Scandals Of Classic Hollywood. She'll present a special double feature of 1927's It starring Clara Bow (35mm) and 1954's Carmen Jones starring Dorothy Dandridge (Dcp) and discuss the tragic careers of both actresses. On Monday night, you can enjoy another Universal Horror double feature. This week, they've got Murders In The Rue Morgue »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Daily | Udo Kier @ 70

14 October 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

On the evening of October 14, 1944, the day Udo Kier was born Udo Kierspe in Cologne, the hospital was bombed and Udo and his mother had to be dug out of the rubble. It'd be nearly thirty years before Kier would break through internationally in Paul Morrissey's Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula. He's since appeared in over 200 films directed by the likes of Lars von Trier, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Dario Argento, Werner Herzog, Gus Van Sant, Wim Wenders, Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Guy Maddin and the list goes on. » - David Hudson »

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Brazilian Short Film Pray Wins Viewster Online Film Fest Grand Prize

8 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The winners of the third annual Viewster Online FIlm Fest were announced during the closing gala of the Raindance Film Festival in London last night. This year's theme was 'Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid' and submissions of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre came in from around the World. 500 films from 60 countries were accepted to participate in this year's festival. A final shortlist was decided by online viewers then the jury, comprising of cult film icon Udo Kier, directors Ted Hope and Timo Vuorensola, and actress Nora Tschirner, took over and picked the winner. You will find links for all five winning submission below!  First place and the top prize of $70,000 was awarded to Claudio Ellovitch of Brazil for the 2014 film Pray, his vision of...

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Line-up announced for Frightfest’s 2014 All-Nighter

6 October 2014 4:16 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The FrightFest All-Nighter 14 returns to its spiritual home, The Prince Charles Cinema, on Saturday October 25th, with five killer titles, including the world premiere of Anthony Diblasi’s Last Shift.

The evening kicks off with a special preview of The Vicious Brothers Extraterrestrial, a fine blend of Close Encounters and Communion with “some of the most extraordinary special effects and camerawork you’ll see in 2015″. Next up, The ABC’s of Death 2 needs no introduction. The first was a huge draw at FrightFest Glasgow and now attendees can scream along to 26 more deaths by 26 handpicked filmmakers. This is followed by the world premiere of Anthony Diblasi’s demonic horror Last Shift, which had to be dropped from the August line-up because of altered release and completion dates as did the next film – the highly anticipated sequel The Pact II, which has its UK premiere. And Giallo fans will not want »

- Phil Wheat

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Blu-ray Review – Mark of the Devil (1970)

29 September 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mark of the Devil, 1970.

Directed by Michael Armstrong.

Starring Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina, Reggie Nalder and Herbert Fux.


Apprentice witch hunter Udo Kier comes to realise that his mentor Herbert Lom may not have the best of intentions when it comes to deciding who is guilty of witchcraft.

A notorious folk horror film from the golden era of post-Witchfinder General movies that relished in showing medieval practises for what they really were, Mark of the Devil was notable for being the first movie that was “Rated V for Violence” – or so the advertising campaign claimed – and for Us cinemas supplying vomit bags to accompany the “Positively the Most Horrifying Film Ever Made” tagline.

Although in 2014 that tag obviously no longer applies, Mark of the Devil is still quite a brutal film when put into context and is in many ways superior to Witchfinder General, the film »

- Gary Collinson

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Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac extended cut releases trailer

25 September 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac has released a new trailer.

The short trailer is for the extended director's cut of the two-part sexual epic.

Warning: Trailer contains explicit content:

Read our Nymphomaniac review: "Much more than an exercise in provocation"

The film centres around Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) - a self-identified nymphomaniac - who recounts her life story to Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), a man who finds her beaten badly in an alley.

Shia Labeouf, Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jens Albinus and Udo Kier also feature in the film.

The director's cut of Nymphomanic will run for five-and-a-half hours. »

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‘Mark of the Devil’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

24 September 2014 1:42 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Udo KierHerbert Lom, Olivera Katrina, Reggie Nalder, Herbert Fux, Johannes Buzalski, Michael Maien, Gaby Fuchs, Ingeborg Schöner, Günter Clemens, Doris von Danwitz | Written by Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Directed by Michael Armstrong

My first experience with Mark of the Devil was to receive a DVD review copy from America which included a barf bag, written on the side was a warning that this movie would make me sick…of course it didn’t.  I like novelties like that though, it adds to the fun of cult movies and gives it an over the top feeling.  These gimmicks may never live up to what they promise but that’s hardly the point.  Mark of the Devil is a surprisingly extreme film for its time, which is probably why it took so long to make its way to the UK, then to finally be released uncut.  Now Arrow Video have »

- Phil Wheat

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‘The Editor’ Is the Canadian Giallo Comedy You Didn’t Know You Wanted

23 September 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the most celebrated film editor in the world, but ever since a lapse in judgement while working on the longest film ever made left him four fingers short he’s been relegated to cutting trashy genre movies for no-talent hacks. When cast members on his latest project start turning up dead the cop investigating the crimes, Det. Peter Porfiry (Matthew Kennedy), immediately sets his sights on Rey forcing the editor into a race against time to identify the real culprit before it’s too late. His efforts are complicated by several factors including the possibility that he may be the murderer after all. The list of suspects is as long as Dario Argento’s Giallo is terrible and includes Rey’s wife Josephine (Paz de la Huerta), an actor named Cal (Conor Sweeney) who’s benefiting from the newly available roles, Rey’s eager new assistant (Samantha Hill) and the head »

- Rob Hunter

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Mark Of The Devil: Uncut on DVD and Blu for the first time

17 September 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of Mark of the Devil, once proclaimed as “positively the most horrifying film ever made”. Mark of the Devil finally arrives uncut in the UK on 29th September 2014. With Mark of the Devil, writer-director Michael Armstrong created a bloody and brutal critique of state-funded brutality and religious corruption with a doomed romance at its centre. In America, Mark of the Devil was distributed with a free sick bag provided for every patron. In the UK the BBFC were obliged to sit through the entire uncut film and deemed it “vicious and disgusting.” They recommended that a certificate be refused entirely and provided a list of required cuts to make the film acceptable for an X certificate. This means that finally, after more than forty years, the full-blooded, full-frontal version of Mark of the Devil can be released with »

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No Holds Barred Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut Is Five Hours Long, Out In October

16 September 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

More often than not, when a studio releases a director’s cut of a film, it’s met with positive feedback from the audience. A chance to peek behind the curtain to see the filmmaker’s vision in its pure, untainted form. For Nymphomaniac, though — Lars Von Trier’s unflinching opus about the life of a sex addict — things might be a little, well, different.

Nevertheless, the renown Danish director is set to release his own five-and-a-half-hour-long director’s cut of the film — which was originally split into two volumes in every territory bar Denmark — alongside Nymphomaniac’s upcoming VOD release on October 2nd.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Von Trier is also planning to screen the uncut version “at special festival events across North America, as well as in several European countries including Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic and in Trier’s native Denmark.”

In essence, Nymphomaniac »

- Michael Briers

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5 And A Half Hour Director’s Cut Of Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ Set For October U.S. Release

16 September 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I haven’t had the ‘pleasure’ of watching either of director Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac as yet, but I did manage to catch most of the clips leading up to release. None shocked me more than the 23-second ‘director’s cut’ teaser that debuted just over a couple of weeks ago. I’m not easily shocked, and truly believe that I’m quite liberal, but this is very, very hard stuff. It really does not get much more Nc-17 than this, a rating I’m sure that it will receive upon release, which we’re told will be in October. The release will be both in cinemas, and VOD, and will also expand to Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and Denmark. Notice the exclusion of the UK in that list. I really don’t know how they’re going to get around the, let’s face it, pornographic content over here. »

- Paul Heath

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Editor’

11 September 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Devoted fans of the Italian giallo genre — those hybrid murder-mystery/horror mellers that flourished from the mid-’60s to the mid-’80s — will get a hoot out of the precision with which “The Editor” satirizes their clumsier conventions. Unfortunately, no one else is likely to get the joke. Winnipeg collective Astron-6’s prior features “Manborg” and “Father’s Day” were equally insular homages-cum-spoofs, but had the virtue of sending up more widely familiar exploitation idioms. Less laugh-out-loud funny than those predecessors even for those in the know, this overlong homage will delight serious horror geeks at appropriate festivals, but in commercial terms won’t do much to raise the talented group’s profile.

Rey Cisco (Adam Brooks) is the longtime editor to a veteran Italian director who’s filming his latest schlock horror film circa 1980. But starting with the leading man, someone starts wreaking bloody havoc on the cast and crew. »

- Dennis Harvey

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Udo Kier to lead Viewster jury

11 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Viewster Online Film Festival will offer total prize money of $100,000.

German actor Udo Kier is to head the jury of the third Viewster Online Film Fest (#Voff) (Sept 11-25), which will showcase genre shorts, features, web series and teasers

European video-on-demand service Viewster is offering total prize money of $100,000 to the winning producers, announced at the closing night gala of the Raindance Film Festival on Oct 5.

A total of 500 films have been accepted from 60 countries worldwide, including the Us, UK, France, Brazil, Australia, India and Canada.

Viewster’s online audience will vote on the films, generating a shortlist that will be considered by a jury headed by Kier. The German actor is known for roles in films such as Blade, Iron Sky, Melancholia and more recently Nymphomaniac.

Other jurors include Us independent film producer Ted Hope (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Finnish director Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) and German actress Nora Tschirner (Keinorhansen).

Kier said: “I’m sure »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Paul Morrisey’s Flesh For Frankenstein Screening at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on 09/06

6 September 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Paul Morrisey’s 1973 film Flesh for Frankenstein, starring the inimitable Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier and Dalila Di Lazzaro, will be screened tonight on 35mm at the beautiful Nitehawk Cinema at 136 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, NY at midnight as part of their September “Nitehawk Nasties” series.  From the press release:

Many versions of Dr. Frankenstein and his monstrous creation have been made since Mary Shelley first wrote her gothic novel Frankenstein in 1818 … Continue reading → »

- Jonathan Stryker

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Park, Xyz team on The Editor

1 September 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Midnight Madness thriller from Astron 6 stars Udo Kier, Paz de la Huerta.

UK sales outfit Park Entertainment will launch low-budget horror The Editor in Toronto’s Midnight Madness strand.

Xyz will represent domestic rights and Australia and Germany on behalf of the producers.

Astron 6 co-founders Matthew Kennedy and Adam Brooks co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced and co-star in the giallo homage about a film editor who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. 

Udo Kier and Paz de La Huerta also star. »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Is Wesley Snipes Returning for Blade 4?

29 August 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After revealing at Comic-Con last month that he wants to return as the Daywalker in Blade 4, The New York Daily News reveals that Wesley Snipes is now set to return for the sequel.

Sources claim his comeback is "looking good" after serving nearly three years in a federal prison for tax evasion, and that he will make $3 million for the sequel, along with an undisclosed cut of the profits.

Wesley Snipes starred as the title character in 1998's Blade, 2002's Blade 2 and 2004's Blade: Trinity, which were all distributed by New Line Cinema. Marvel Studios reacquired the rights to Blade in May 2013, and the studio announced later that month that a new Blade movie is being developed.

Neither Blade 4 nor the casting of Wesley Snipes has been announced by Disney and Marvel Studios. The film doesn't currently have a screenwriter or director attached, but we'll keep you posted as soon as more information comes in. »

- MovieWeb

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The Editor Gets a Really Great Poster

14 August 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

As if the original retro poster for The Editor wasn't enough (the one you see on the right), the film has received another one-sheet from artist Graham Humphreys.

The cast is terrific: Paz de la Huerta (always an interesting choice because you never know what you're going to get!), Samantha Hill, Adam Brooks, Laurence R. Harvey and Udo Kier star.

The post The Editor Gets a Really Great Poster appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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