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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Poster Art by Jc Richard

23 December 2014 7:31 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is one of the greatest and most iconic westerns ever made. I freakin’ love this Clint Eastwood flick, and it has inspired so many other films since its release. This thing is a masterpiece and a must watch for any movie geek. I’d be shocked if I learned that some you haven’t seen it yet. If you haven’t, get on it right away and educate yourself. 

We have an amazing piece of art for you to check out created by Jc Richard, and it features one of the most iconic scenes from the film. The poster will go on sale today, December 23rd, at noon Eastern time at www.skuzzles.com.

There’s an English version, which is the regular edition of 200 prints, and is comprised of 10 colors. It will cost you $50. The variant is in Italian »

- Joey Paur

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Cool Stuff: ‘The Good The Bad and The Ugly’ Poster By Jc Richard

22 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Audiences probably didn’t realize at the time, but Sergio Leone‘s 1966 western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was a landmark. It would become one of, if not the, iconic films in the careers of Leone, its stars Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, composer Ennio Morricone as well as one of […]

The post Cool Stuff: ‘The Good The Bad and The Ugly’ Poster By Jc Richard appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Directors & Their Troops: Jean-Marc Vallee on His ‘Wild’ Bunch

19 December 2014 4:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jean-Marc Vallee wanted “Wild” to reflect Cheryl Strayed’s book: not “pretty” but raw and real. “And how were we going to get this film as emotional as the book? I was scared. The book is so beautiful, with too many details for a two-hour film. We needed to have a experience that’s emotional, that’s powerful.” He said star Reese Witherspoon, her fellow producer Bruna Papandrea and everyone on the artisan team were in synch with what they wanted to capture.

Cinematography, Yves Belanger

“We decided on the same approach (as ‘Dallas Buyers Club’): hand-held and natural, available lighting. It was relevant to use this approach to serve this story. It’s a non-showoff approach. It’s raw, dirty sometimes; it’s sometimes shooting rehearsals. Cassavetes used to do this a lot. There are no marks (for the actors to hit), so the focus-puller has to be dead-on present, »

- Tim Gray

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Ennio Morricone Regrets Not Writing Music for Clint Eastwood

19 December 2014 12:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Celebrated Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has revealed that he regrets turning down the chance of writing music for Clint Eastwood. Speaking to the BBC, Morricone said he said no to Eastwood "out of respect" for Sergio Leone, whose trilogy of 1960s spaghetti Westerns — which helped Eastwood rise to fame — he had famously scored. Read more Clint Eastwood: "I Was Against Going Into the War in Iraq" "I missed a great opportunity and I am really sorry," he said. "When Clint called me, I said no out of respect to Sergio Leone, not because I did not

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- Alex Ritman

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Film Review: ‘Seventh Son’

17 December 2014 5:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legend has is that the seventh son of a seventh son is born with certain special powers, which, in Joseph Delaney’s “Wardstone Chronicles” fantasy-lit series, include the ability to see supernatural beings and, potentially, to kill witches. But given the unusually long gestation period for Universal’s film adaptation, “Seventh Son” — which opens in the U.S. on Feb. 6, nearly a year later than originally planned — one shouldn’t be all that surprised to discover some pretty significant birth defects, among them a tired plot, some very unspecial effects, and a pair of grotesquely uneven performances from Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.

Considering that Universal was still licking its wounds from the pricey Keanu Reeves debacle “47 Ronin” (like this project, an extravagant vfx-driven tentpole from a Russian director ill suited for Hollywood) when “Seventh Son” was supposed to open last February, it makes sense that the distributor opted to »

- Peter Debruge

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Watch: 20-Minute Making Of Acclaimed, Cult Western/Vampire Film ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

5 December 2014 2:22 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Since its debut in the Next section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the self-proclaimed first Iranian vampire Western “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” has received a lot of positive buzz from genre fans. The film was shot in black-and-white, with California posing as Iran, and the actors speaking Farsi. It’s been hailed as confident and fresh—proof that vampires can still be strikingly seductive post- “Twilight” and “True Blood.” The best thing about the film is that it heralds the arrival of a young and powerful new female director, the formidable Ana Lily Amirpour (featured on our Best Of 2014: The 20 Breakthrough Directors Of The Year list), whose magnetic personality is on display in a new Vice documentary on the making of ‘Girl,’ her feature debut. Amirpour, who is of Iranian descent, was born in England and grew up in Bakersfield, Calif. She cites influences from David Lynch »

- Tess Hofmann

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Monte Hellman Double Feature: “The Shooting” / “Ride In The Whirlwind” (1966) Starring Jack Nicholson, Criterion Blu-ray Release

30 November 2014 4:39 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Once Upon A Time In The Existential West

By Raymond Benson

I never had a chance to see these two legendary westerns that were made back-to-back in the mid-1960s, presented by Roger Corman, directed and co-produced by Monte Hellman, and starring a young Jack Nicholson (among others), for they were elusive. I’d heard they were quirky, moody, and very different takes on the western genre, so I was excited to hear that The Criterion Collection was releasing both pictures as a double-bill on one Blu-ray disc. Now you, too, can view these strange little movies in all of their high definition glory.

Hellman was one of the few directors that producer Corman would let helm pictures for his studio, which at that time was famous for low-budget horror films, youth-in-rebellion pictures, and, later, rock ‘n’ roll counterculture flicks. Jack Nicholson was also involved with Corman since the late fifties, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Childhood Film Fascinations That Became All-Time Favorites

28 November 2014 7:44 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In celebration of Sound on Sight’s 7th anniversary, writers were asked to come up with articles that present their childhood favorites in the realm of films, TV shows, books or games.

I chose films and anyone who has any familiarity with my writing knows I am virtually incapable of writing an article about a single film so I’m going to focus on a number of movies I saw in my youth.

Growing up in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, I was fortunate enough to have my own room and my own TV set.

My family didn’t go out to the cinema very often so my introduction to movies was primarily through television.

The household cable television was limited to the family room and the parental restrictions that went with that so a far as movie watching went, it was mostly just me in my room where there were no »

- Terek Puckett

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The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Warner Home Entertainment Part 1

28 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Last Tuesday I kicked off the 2014 Gift Guide with the beginning of my look at Scream Factory's output for the year. But before we launch into episode two of that, I also wanted to highlight that we'll be covering a huge number of titles from a ton of other labels as well. Today is part one of a two-part look at Warner Home Entertainment releases and box sets. I know a lot of you guys loved Godzilla (2014). Me not so much. But I did discover how amazing it looks on Blu-ray on a big screen TV. I was also happy to see Blu-ray debuts for Michael Moore's more timely than ever Roger & Me (1989) and the director's cut of Sergio Leone's epic Once...

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Contest: Win 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' Prize Pack Including The Poster And Comic Book

21 November 2014 1:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you've had your ear to the ground in the genre world, you've likely heard the increasingly loud buzz surrounding "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night." It's a black-and-white, Iranian vampire western (when's the last time you saw something like that?) that has been a big hit on the festival circuit (read our review). And hitting cinemas today, we've got a special giveaway for those whose curiosity has been piqued. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the story is set in Bad City, where prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls hang out, as a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. Falling somewhere between Sergio Leone and David Lynch, with a splash of Ennio Morricone, the film has an attitude all its own, and for those looking for something very different from their fright flicks, this is one to track down. And today we've got a prize pack featuring »

- Edward Davis

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‘Django/Zorro’ #1 is an Entertaining Team Up and Genre Mashup

10 November 2014 9:02 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Django/Zorro #1

Written by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner

Art by Esteve Polls

Colors by Brennan Wagner

Published by Dynamite Comics

Even though historically speaking, Zorro and Django were contemporaries, they couldn’t be more different. First, there is their ages. Zorro is 95 years old whereas Django hasn’t even celebrated his second birthday as a fictional character. They come in different social classes and cultures (Mexican aristocrat and former African American slave) and are children of different genres with Zorro taking his cues from the pulp and superhero genres while Django is a product of blaxploitation and the Western. Going beyond their character differences, Django/Zorro #1 is scripted by a writer known for his work in pulp comics and plotted by one known for Pulp Fiction. However, like Django and Don Diego de la Vega, co-writers Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner use both the differences and similarities between their »

- Logan Dalton

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Happy Birthday Ennio Morricone! Watch 40-Minute Documentary About The Legendary Composer

10 November 2014 12:31 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Today, legendary film composer Ennio Morricone turns 86, but he's not just blowing out the candles and taking it easy. He's got scores for three more movies on the way and remains one of the top tier composers in the game, not to mention a film icon. And today we have a little present for his fans, with this BBC2 documentary. Airing in 1995, and directed by David Thompson, the 40-minute TV special rounds up filmmakers, friends, and colleagues like Brian DePalma, John Boorman, David Putnam, Gillo Pontecorvo, Sergio Leone, and Morricone himself to talk about his works and more. The composer also discusses his tricky relationship with Hollywood through the years, and you learn the background story on some of his most famous themes. While it's not comprehensive, it's still a nice overview of the life of the acclaimed film scorer, and worth a watch. Check it out below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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30 Years Back: The Glorious Year of 1984

7 November 2014 8:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on the glorious year of 1984….

Whatever you may think of as the golden age of cinema, few can deny that the 80s brought about a fantastic array of classic and cult films. Anyone of a certain age may look back at a period of cinema, from growing up, with misty eyes and great fondness. With the recent 30 year anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters, now seems a good time to take a step back 30 years to 1984. This was a year when bustin made us feel good, when an Austrian cyborg promised to be back, where we turned it up to eleven, waxed on and off, and when Elm street gave us nightmares.

Taking a look back over the films on release that year and it seems that cinema goers were spoilt rotten. Ghostbusters was a blockbuster spectacular. A film which appealed to a broad spectrum. It had the ghosts and ghouls to transfix children, »

- Gary Collinson

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Lkff 2014: Kundo: Age Of The Rampant Review

6 November 2014 3:43 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Yoon Jong Bin.

Starring: Gang Dong Won, Ha Jung Woo, Lee Kyoung Young, Lee Sung Min, Ma Dong Seok, Cho Jin Woong.

Running Time: 137 Minutes

Synopsis: A power struggle between the classes erupts as Kundo, a gang of righteous thieves, set about restoring balance to the people. Meanwhile an adopted son attempts to earn a place in his family as heir by performing sinister deeds.

“Rampant” may not be a word we see much in film titles, but it perfectly sums up this enjoyable mix of spaghetti western, martial arts, action film. Given the honour of being the London Korean Film Festival’s opening film, Kundo: Age Of The Rampant comes across as a film looking to break into the mainstream by appealing to Hollywood tropes, yet has enough spice to add a very distinguished Korean taste.

Set during the Joseon dynasty, there’s a lot of plot to »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Review: Companeros (Blu-ray)

5 November 2014 6:11 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When Spaghetti Western aficionados recommend their favorite films, they will usually introduce people to The “Three Sergios,” that consists of Sergio Leone, Sergio Sollima and Sergio Corbucci. Even those unfamiliar the genre would surely be familiar with the masterworks of Leone, who created two of the greatest Western films of all time. Neither Sollima or Corbucci ever came close to the fame or acclaim of Leone, but stylistic and talented Sollima’s underrated The Big Gundown was politically ambitious and ahead of the curve, while Corbucci embraced a strong pulp sensibility in his ultra violent Django that featured the iconic coffin hauling gunslinger. Later, he showed his political ambitions in his Mexican Revolution trilogy that features Companeros between The Mercenary and What Am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution?

Companeros came along during a transitional period of Italian genre cinema and Westerns specifically started shifting towards humor. Companeros »

- Sean McClannahan

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Trailer Debut For ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

27 October 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I was fortunate enough to catch a very early screening of this bizarre and unique debut film from first time feature writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour and thought it was excellent. When I say bizarre and unique, I mean it’s similar to the way I felt first seeing the original version of Let The Right One In. Not to compare this to that, they’re two different entities, even though they both share the vampire angle. But ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night‘ is one to keep your eyes out for. And now we have the first official trailer to the film. If you’re in La or NY, you’ll get your first chance to catch this on the big screen on November 21st. A bigger theatrical roll out is expected shortly thereafter.

Synopsis: Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, »

- Rob Galluzzo

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The Greatest Movie Death? ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

27 October 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Editor’s Note: In the spirit of spooky time, the filmmakers behind The ABCs of Death 2 have all chosen their favorite movie deaths of all time, and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado have agreed to shed some light on why they chose theirs. Take it away, Keshales and Papushado… There are million ways to die in the west, especially in Spaghetti westerns but the best way to go is being shot by the late and great Sergio Leone. This director really knows how to turn death into a huge spectacle of emotions. His death scenes are films within a film and the opening scene of Once Upon a Time in The West is the pinnacle of his work. For oh so many minutes Leone builds great tension by placing three gunmen in a train station. They all wait for their prey: Harmonica (Charles Bronson). It’s a long wait, and »

- FSR Staff

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Giveaway – Win Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut on Blu-ray!

24 October 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sergio Leone’s original vision for his tour-de-force “Once Upon a Time in America” is now available in the UK with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ release of the Extended Director’s Cut, and we have a copy to give away!

This 251-minute cut was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organisation founded by Martin Scorsese, and its partner Gucci. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Robert De Niro and James Woods as lifelong pals and crime kingpins, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and Louise Fletcher. The latter three are showcased in recovered scenes.

© 1983 The Ladd Company. All Rights Reserved.

Available to order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1yHh4xG

To be in with a chance of winning, »

- Gary Collinson

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Win ‘Once Upon A Time In America’ On Blu-ray!

23 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sergio Leone’s original vision for his tour-de-force Once Upon A Time In America is now available in the UK with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ release of the Extended Director’s Cut.

This 251-minute cut was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organisation founded by Martin Scorsese, and its partner Gucci. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Robert De Niro and James Woods as lifelong pals and crime kingpins, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and Louise Fletcher. The latter three are showcased in recovered scenes.

Available to order on Amazon today:  http://amzn.to/1yHh4xG

© 1983 The Ladd Company. All Rights Reserved.

To be in with a chance of winning this stunning Blu-ray, »

- Dan Bullock

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‘The Collector’ Showcases the Brilliance of Sergio Toppi

16 October 2014 7:49 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Collector

Writer and Art: Sergio Toppi

Letters: Deron Bennett

Translater: Edward Gauvin

Publisher: Archaia (Boom! Studios)

It is a very wonderful thing for the artwork of Italian artist Sergio Toppi to exist in our world, his brilliance extremely evident upon the first few pages of The Collector: this beautiful release by Archaia through Boom! Studios. The Collector is the only single English translated release of Toppi’s works that is available at the moment. Beforehand, the artwork could leave a lasting impression within the French or Italian editions, but now, the words of Toppi can be shared in English alongside his great visuals.

Upon gazing ones eyes on the stark penciling of Toppi, there is an immediate sense of life and texture with the images. You can almost feel the rough edgings of the trees and rocks, you can hear the calm pattering of the water, and you most »

- Anthony Spataro

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