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Contest: Win A 'Snowpiercer' Prize Pack With The Blu-ray Or DVD, Graphic Novel & More

20 October 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After no shortage of buzz, and concerns about the edit released in North America (we got the version director Bong Joon-ho intended, fyi), "Snowpiercer" finally made its ways to cinemas and VOD earlier this year, where it was a solid success. But if you missed it playing where you live, or you didn't get a chance to order it up, we've got a great package for those eager to see the film or ready to watch it all over again. To recap, the star-studded movie features Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and many more in an apocalyptic tale of the last survivors of humanity whirling through an Earth ravaged by cold on the titular train. But all is not kosher on board, and a revolution brews with the lower classes at the back of the train who look to right the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Giveaway: Win A Snowpiercer Prize Pack – Available on DVD & Blu-Ray October 21

20 October 2014 5:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Snowpiercer will be available on Blu-ray and DVD October 21, 2014. Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV).

Wamg is giving away prizepacks to celebrate the film’s Blu-ray/DVD release.

Two (2) of our lucky readers will win –

Copy of the graphic novel that inspired the film Snowpiercer buttons and stickers Copy of the DVD

Read Jim Batts’ review Here.

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below.  We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

*Prizepacks are subject to change. No purchase necessary. Contest ends Friday, Nov. 7

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce the »

- Movie Geeks

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Which is the greatest British film in history? No one seems to be in agreement

11 October 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Best British movies of all time? (Image: a young Michael Caine in 'Get Carter') Ten years ago, Get Carter, starring Michael Caine as a dangerous-looking London gangster (see photo above), was selected as the United Kingdom's very best movie of all time according to 25 British film critics polled by Total Film magazine. To say that Mike Hodges' 1971 thriller was a surprising choice would be an understatement. I mean, not a David Lean epic or an early Alfred Hitchcock thriller? What a difference ten years make. On Total Film's 2014 list, published last May, Get Carter was no. 44 among the magazine's Top 50 best British movies of all time. How could that be? Well, first of all, people would be very naive if they took such lists seriously, whether we're talking Total Film, the British Film Institute, or, to keep things British, Sight & Sound magazine. Second, whereas Total Film's 2004 list was the result of a 25-critic consensus, »

- Andre Soares

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Snowpiercer The Oddest, Most Awesome Sci-Fi Release In Decades Hits Oct. 21

2 September 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Snowpiercer is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD on October 21st, and if there is one movie to make sure is on your home video release radar, this is it. You’ve probably heard quite a bit about this one, and it’s one of the oddest and, if the critical consensus can be believed, most awesome sci-fi releases in quite a while.

Odd, because it pushes the limits of indie films, and their theatrical releases and marketing efforts. Though you’ve likely heard of the film, it wouldn’t have taken that much effort to avoid doing so, and you may not have even had much opportunity to catch it in theaters. Even with the recent upswing in recognizable names in films that are indie, indie-eque, microbudget, or whatever else, a tense sci-fi effort with Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris, and more still seems like it ought »

- Marc Eastman

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Snowpiercer Blu-ray & DVD Release Details

28 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following its recent theatrical and VOD release, Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer will be heading to Blu-ray & DVD in October. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this extraordinary sci-fi movie, starring Chris Evans, I highly recommend it and we have release details, a look at the cover art, and a list of bonus features:

“Beverly Hills, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the post-apocalyptic thriller, Snowpiercer. Chris Evans leads the all-star cast of Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV). RADiUS released the film theatrically on June 27, 2014. A box office success, the film has amassed $4.4 million to date, making it one »

- Jonathan James

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Snowpiercer Coming To Blu-ray / DVD October 21

28 August 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the post-apocalyptic thriller, Snowpiercer. Chris Evans leads the all-star cast of Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV). RADiUS released the film theatrically on June 27, 2014. A box office success, the film has amassed $4.4 million to date, making it one of the top ten highest grossing independent films of the year. The sci-fi epic, hailed as “a singular and breathtaking cinematic experience,” (TwitchFilm.com) will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 21, 2014.

Read Jim Batts review Here

After a failed global-warming experiment, a post-apocalyptic Ice Age has killed off nearly all life on the planet. All that remains of humanity are »

- Michelle McCue

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Home Video Date Invites All Aboard the Snowpiercer

28 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After a whole lot of pre-release drama, Bong Joon Ho's critically acclaimed Snowpiercer finally made landfall in America last month, hitting limited theaters and seeing release through VOD outlets. Now it's headed to home video, and we've got all the details for ya today!

For conflicting Snowpiercer opinions here on Dread, we invite you to read a negative review from Staci Layne Wilson and an extremely positive review from Sirand.

From the Press Release

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the post-apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer. Chris Evans leads the all-star cast of Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris.

Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV). RADiUS released the film theatrically on June 27, 2014. A box office success, »

- John Squires

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Encounters reveals competition titles

19 August 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bristol short film showcase to host 207 films across competitive strands.

Bristol’s short film and animation festival Encounters (Sept 16-21) will showcase 207 works from 30 countries across its competitive strands.

The festival’s Thicker Than Water programme features Happy Toys, the directorial debut of actress Zawe Ashton, while Billy Connolly’s daughter Cara Connolly’s Sundance selected film, Exchange and Mart, will also feature in competition with a cast including Scottish actor Ewen Bremner.

The Journeys programme will feature The Karman Line by Oscar Sharp starring Olivia Colman and shot by Robbie Ryan and established artist filmmaker and Encounters veteran John Smith presents Dark Light in competition.

Meanwhile, Katarzyna Klimkiewicz’s Hanoi Warsaw plays in the Encounters Retrospective. Klimkiewicz previously collaborated with Bristol-based film producer Alison Stirling, which led to Katarzyna’s first feature Flying Blind.

Other films in competition include Crocodile by Gaelle Denis which was selected in the Critics’ Week in Cannes.

In the Strange »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Encounters hosts Zawe Ashton, Cara Connoly films

19 August 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bristol short film showcase to host 207 films across competitive strands.

Bristol’s short film and animation festival Encounters (Sept 16 – 21) will showcase 207 works from 30 countries across its competitive strands.

The festival’s Thicker Than Water programme features Happy Toys, the directorial debut of actress Zawe Ashton, while Billy Connolly’s daughter Cara Connolly’s Sundance selected film, Exchange and Mart, will also feature in competition with a cast including Scottish actor Ewen Bremner.

The Journeys programme will feature The Karman Line by Oscar Sharp starring Olivia Colman and shot by Robbie Ryan and established artist filmmaker and Encounters veteran John Smith presents Dark Light in competition.

Meanwhile, Katarzyna Klimkiewicz’s Hanoi Warsaw plays in the Encounters Retrospective. Klimkiewicz previously collaborated with Bristol-based film producer Alison Stirling, which led to Katarzyna’s first feature Flying Blind.

Other films in competition include Crocodile by Gaelle Denis which was selected in the Critics’ Week in Cannes.

In the Strange »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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'Alien Vs. Predator' Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

7 August 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are putting "Halloween Horror Nights'" guests in the middle of an epic and primal war between the universe's most deadly species in an all-new, horrifying maze inspired by the cult sci-fi franchise Avp: Alien Vs. Predator, beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

Avp: Alien Vs. Predator is a sci-fi horror franchise that brings together the two iconic species spawned from two blockbuster films, Alien and Predator, to create a terrifying crossover of eponymous monsters in a raging battle against mankind struggling to survive amid the chaos that ensues from these two vengeful creatures. To mark the 35th anniversary celebration of Alien, and the 10th anniversary of Avp: Alien Vs. Predator, "Halloween Horror Nights" guests and fans of these celebrated films will have a chance to live the horror of these diabolical beasts as they come face to face »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: 10-Minute Video Essay About Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'

22 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The low key release of Snowpiercer is finding a pretty decent size audience after getting a release in limited theaters two weeks later, followed by a wide release and availability on nearly all VOD platforms last weekend. It's turned out to be a pretty big hit with Thompson on Hollywood learning from Harvey Weinstein, who battled with Bong Joon-ho over the final cut, that the film has pulled in $2 million in just one week from VOD releases. That's the kind of stuff that keeps changing the face of distribution. Now to explore the film and see what everyone is talking about, here's a video essay analyzing the film very well. Here's the 10-minute video essay on Snowpiercer from Press Play (via The Film Stage): The cast for Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer includes Chris Evans with Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Oscar winners Tilda Swinton & Octavia Spencer, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Snowpiercer movie review: hunger train

10 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hauntingly grim, full of appalling ironies and awful truths. This is most definitely not the feel-good movie of the summer. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big Sf geek

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There’s a reason why Snowpiercer — which could have, theoretically, easily been a centerpiece summer film for a major Hollywood studio — is getting handled with the timid kid gloves of an arthouse release by the industry, quietly dribbling into a few cinemas here and there instead of getting a big opening-weekend push out onto three thousand screens. It’s a reason that has a lot to do with what the film has to say about human nature, hope, despotism, and a revolutionary spirit that might want to counter that despotism. What Snowpiercer is about offers too harsh »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Sound Off: Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' - So What Did You Think?

30 June 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "We control the engine, we control the world." It is finally in theaters - uncut, brutal, brilliant! Radius-twc has starting showing Bong Joon-ho's long-awaited sci-fi movie Snowpiercer, set entirely on a train traveling around a frozen world, in select theaters around the Us (full list here). Chris Evans leads an eclectic but enriching ensemble cast including Song Kang-ho, Ko Ah-sung, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill and Ed Harris. So how is it? Does it live up to the hype? Is it truly a masterpiece? Are other characters given enough time? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, »

- Alex Billington

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BBC America Announces Dylan Thomas Film from Screenwriter Andrew Davies

27 June 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

BBC America has acquired A Poet in New York, a film about Dylan Thomas’ final days. The drama is written by Andrew Davies, BBC’s venerable screenwriter most acclaimed for the 1995 Pride and Prejudice as well as more recent well-received series like House of Cards and Little Dorrit.  It features several beloved BBC actors, with Tom Hollander (Rev., Pride and Prejudice) as Dylan Thomas and Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) as his wife. Ewen Bremner (TrainspottingPage Eight), and Phoebe Fox (SwitchNew Tricks) co-star.

The film will premiere this fall on BBC America and is directed by Aisling Walsh (Room at the Top, Loving Miss Hatto).

From BBC America -

“One of the most renowned poets in the world, Dylan Thomas is the creator of some of the most memorable lines in the English language. Known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle as well as his brilliance, his »

- Claire Hellar

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Snowpiercer Movie Review

27 June 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Snowpiercer Directed By: Joon-ho Bong Starring: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Ah-sung Ko, Alison Pill, Luke Pasqualino, Ed Harris Joon-ho Bong’s unprecedented combination of stunning combat, stylistic eccentricities and dramatic poignancy is so rich and enthralling, there’s no way one viewing of “Snowpiercer” will ever be enough. In an effort to thwart global warming, a chemical called CW-7 is released into the Earth’s atmosphere in 2014. Soon thereafter, the temperature plummets and the world is consumed by snow and ice. “Snowpiercer” begins in 2031, 17 years after the only survivors entered Wilford’s self-contained safe haven, a train that circles the  [ Read More ]

The post Snowpiercer Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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BBC America to Premiere ‘A Poet in New York’ This Fall

25 June 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC America has acquired the film “A Poet in New York,” starring Tom Hollander.

Hollander plays Dylan Thomas, the famous poet known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle.

Written by screenwriter Andrew Davies (“House of Cards”), the drama explores how Thomas’ experiences made his life virtually untenable and examines how his destructive personality played into his own demise.

The film is directed by Aisling Walsh and also stars Essie Davis, as Dylan’s wife Caitlin, Ewen Bremner and Phoebe Fox.

The film will premiere in the U.S. this fall on BBC America.

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- Nikara Johns

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'Snowpiercer' (2014) Movie Review

25 June 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Imagine, in an effort to stamp out global warming, humans shot a chemical compound into the atmosphere that not only stopped global warming, but froze the entire Earth, killing ever living organism on it (oops)... every living organism except for those that survived on a train known as Snowpiercer. The Snowpiercer is a train built by a multi-billionaire who doubted the chemical shot into the atmosphere would solve anything and wanted to guarantee his survival, survival that depended on a perfectly balanced ecosystem, an ecosystem he designed and maintains on said train with tracks that manage to circle the globe. All that remains of humanity, that survived the frozen apocalypse, now lives aboard the Snowpiercer. Director Joon-ho Bong (The Host), along with Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead), has adapted the French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige" for the big screen, beginning with a short prelude defining the events »

- Brad Brevet

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Eiff 2014: Set Fire To The Stars review

24 June 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew finds lots to like in this thoughtful movie about Dylan Thomas

The first time I saw Andy Goddard's work, it was in the 2006 Torchwood episode Countrycide, which featured John Barrowman kneecapping cannibals with a shotgun.

Set Fire To The Stars, directed and co-written by Goddard with actor Celyn Jones, is visually impressive, but also immeasurably more lyrical and thoughtful than you might be expecting. This is less of a surprise considering its subject matter: the story of Dylan Thomas's first visit to New York (his death in the city was dramatised in the recent BBC drama A Poet in New York, with Ewen Bremner playing the same role Elijah Wood does in this film).

Here, Jones plays Dylan Thomas, visiting 50s New York (Swansea), Connecticut (Swansea) and Yale (also Swansea) at the request of Elijah Wood's lapsed poet, the academic John Malcolm Brinnin. Through a combination of monochrome, »

- sarahd

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Review: 'Snowpiercer' is a bold and brilliant science-fiction vision

23 June 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the things that has been fascinating during the last 15 years of writing about films has been watching the way various genres or movements or international scenes have had their moment. One of the most exciting of those was the emergence of the new Korean cinema, and there were so many good movies and so many exciting filmmakers working all at once that it felt like something very special. I have a particular fondness for the work of Bong Joon-ho, and I think he's managed to avoid being pigeonholed because of the way he's never really repeated himself as a filmmaker. My first exposure to his work was at the Fantasia Film Festival, where I saw "Barking Dogs Never Bite." Right away, I was drawn in by his kinetic sense and by the very human weaknesses of his characters. "Memories Of Murder," his next film, positively destroyed me. It's »

- Drew McWeeny

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Snowpiercer review: A new Blade Runner? - Edinburgh Film Festival 2014

21 June 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Joon-ho Bong; Screenwriters: Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson; Starring: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Luke Pasqualino, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner; Running time: 126 mins; Certificate: Tbc

Echoing the dystopian brilliance of Blade Runner and Brazil and beset by remarkably similar studio wrangling over the final cut, Snowpiercer is an audacious, immersive and nightmarish masterpiece. The frankly bonkers concept of society encompassed on one train carrying the last vestiges of the human race is expertly executed with striking visuals, engaging performances and a satirical quality that recalls Terry Gilliam at his peak.

Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, the extraordinary American-South Korean co-production unfolds on a train in which the poor occupants live in squalid, claustrophobic conditions. They live on crushed insects and acts of insurgency often result in limbs being hacked off by the authorities. That puts the rush hour chaos on London Underground into some perspective. »

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