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The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960

Since the early days of home video Ray Harryhausen’s films have been a lightning rod for companies eager to one-up the competition with bigger and brighter releases of the beloved animator’s work. Located in the UK, Powerhouse/Indicator is the latest to jump on the bandwagon with lavishly appointed blu ray sets each featuring three of his films. Though all these movies have been previously released through other companies, Powerhouse has upped the ante with fresh transfers and a broad slate of new extras.

The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Vol. One: 1955-1960

Blu-ray – All Region

Powerhouse/Indicator

2001 / 1:85 / Street Date September 25, 2017

Starring Kenneth Tobey, William Hopper, Kerwin Matthews

Cinematography: Henry Freulich, Irving Lippman, Carlo Ventimiglia, Wilkie Cooper

Film Editor: Jerome Thoms, Edwin H. Bryant, Raymond Poulton

Produced by Sam Katzman, Charles H. Schneer

Music: Mischa Bakaleinikoff, Bernard Herrmann

Directed by Robert Gordon, Nathan Juran, Jack Sher

It Came from Beneath the Sea
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‘Marshall,’ ‘Queen Sugar’ Set for 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival

‘Marshall,’ ‘Queen Sugar’ Set for 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival
The 21st Annual Urbanworld Film Festival has announced its 2017 slate, with the likes of Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman making appearances at the festival that aims to represent a broad lens of diversity and expand the definition of urban beyond ethnicity.

Highlights of the festival include the U.S. premiere of “Marshall,” the Thurgood Marshall bio starring Boseman, with a screening followed by a Q&A with Boseman, co-stars Sterling K. Brown and Josh Gad and director Reginald Hudlin, moderated by journalist Tamron Hall. Also on the roster is the debut of the midseason premiere of DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar,” followed by a conversation between series stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe with DuVernay and director Julie Dash.

The lineup also includes “Baltimore Rising,” the documentary directed by “The Wire” actor Sonja Sohn, following activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates who struggle to hold Baltimore together in the wake of Freddie Gray’s
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Tiff 2017 Announces More Galas and Special Presentations, Brie Larson’s “Unicorn Store” to Premiere

Brie Larson on the set of “Unicorn Store,” which will make its world premiere at Tiff 2017: Larson’s Instagram account

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled yet another round of films and projects set to screen at its 2017 edition next month. With these new numbers, there is now a total of 20 Galas and 64 Special Presentations. Six of the 20 Galas are directed or co-directed by women, or 30 percent. The number is smaller for Special Presentations: Women helmed 13 of the 64 films, approximately 20 percent.

Among the most high-profile of the female-helmed special presentations is Brie Larson’s feature directorial debut, “Unicorn Store.” Written by Samantha McIntyre (“Married,” “People of Earth”), “Unicorn Store” stars Larson as a young woman who is invited to the store of her childhood dreams.

Of the six new galas Tiff announced today, only one is helmed by a woman: Tali Shalom-Ezer’s “My Days of Mercy.” The first film since Shalom-Ezer’s 2014 feature debut, “My Days of Mercy” stars Ellen Page (“Freeheld”) as Lucy, the daughter of a man on death row. She falls in love with Kate Mara’s (“House of Cards”) Mercy, whose family is on the other side of Lucy’s political cause.

Another notable Tiff addition is a screening of the Agnès Varda-co-directed “Faces Places” (“Visages Villages”) at the fest’s Masters Program. The Cannes l’Oeil d’Or-winning doc follows Varda and her fellow director, Jr, as they make their way through rural France, photographing and interviewing the people they encounter.

All of the new projects for Tiff’s Primetime television lineup feature a female director or female showrunner. Michelle MacLaren helmed an episode of “The Deuce,” HBO’s upcoming series about the burgeoning porn industry, while Mini Kerti directed an ep of “Under Pressure,” which follows the day-to-day events of an under-equipped, understaffed hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Jantje Friese and Amy Seimetz are the respective co-showrunners of “Dark,” Netflix’s first German-language series, and Starz’s sex work drama “The Girlfriend Experience.”

Tiff will be held September 7–17, 2017. Check out the recently added women-directed and co-directed Galas, Special Presentations, and program screenings below. Lists adapted from Tiff.

Galas

“My Days of Mercy”

Tali Shalom-Ezer, USA

World Premiere

Special Presentations

“Number One” (“Numéro Une”)

Tonie Marshall, France

World Premiere

“Outside In”

Lynn Shelton, USA

World Premiere

“Radiance” (“Hikari”)

Naomi Kawase, Japan/France

North American Premiere

Unicorn Store

Brie Larson, USA

World Premiere

Wavelengths Features

Caniba

Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, France

North American Premiere

“Le fort des fous”

Narimane Mari, France/Algeria/Switzerland/Germany/Greece/Qatar

North American Premiere

Tiff Masters Program

Faces Places” (“Visages Villages”)

Agnès Varda, Jr, France

Canadian Premiere

Our People Will Be Healed

Alanis Obomsawin, Canada

World Premiere

*Previously announced with the Canadian feature lineup

Zama

Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/Brazil/Spain/France/Netherlands/Mexico/Portugal/USA

North American Premiere

Primetime Lineup

Dark

Germany, 2 episodes

Showrunners: Jantje Friese, Baran bo Odar

Director: Baran bo Odar

World Premiere

The Deuce

USA, 2 episodes

Showrunners: David Simon, George Pelecanos

Directors: Michelle MacLaren, Ernest Dickerson

Episode 1, Canadian Premiere

Episode 2, World Premiere

The Girlfriend Experience

Season 2, USA, 4 episodes

Showrunners and directors: Amy Seimetz, Lodge Kerrigan World Premiere

“Under Pressure”

Brazil, 2 episodes

Showrunners: Andrucha Waddington, Jorge Furtado

Directors: Andrucha Waddington, Mini Kerti

International Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema

“Alanis”

Anahí Berneri, Argentina

World Premiere

Angels Wear White” (“Jia Nian Hua”)

Vivian Qu, China/France

North American Premiere

Beyond Words

Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands/Poland

World Premiere

Good Favour

Rebecca Daly, Ireland/Belgium/Denmark/Netherlands

World Premiere

“Looking for Oum Kulthum”

Shirin Neshat, Germany/Austria/Italy/Lebanon/Qatar

North American Premiere

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” (“Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak”)

Mouly Surya, Indonesia/France/Malaysia/Thailand

North American Premiere

Miami

Zaida Bergroth, Finland

International Premiere

“On Body and Soul”

Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary

North American Premiere

Wajib

Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/United Arab Emirates

North American Premiere

Western

Valeska Grisebach, Germany/Bulgaria/Austria

North American Premiere

Tiff 2017 Announces More Galas and Special Presentations, Brie Larson’s “Unicorn Store” to Premiere was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Tiff 2017 Does TV: Primetime Line-Up to Premiere ‘The Deuce’ and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

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Tiff 2017 Does TV: Primetime Line-Up to Premiere ‘The Deuce’ and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’
For the third year, the Toronto International Film Festival is bringing TV to the well-respected fest, spotlighting a few highly anticipated upcoming series from Netflix, HBO, and Starz, along with international entries representing new voices in the marketplace.

Read More:tiff Adds More Titles, Including ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Molly’s Game,’ New Films From Brie Larson and Louis C.K., and Many More

As with last year, Tiff is focusing the Primetime line-up on a limited selection of options, but screening multiple episodes of its five picks. According to Tiff programmer Michael Lerman, the limited number of selections was part of a festival-wide decision to shrink the number of events down, in order to “tighten up the focus a little bit.”

“That way, we can hyperfocus on [the screenings] and make them the best events they can be,” he told IndieWire.

Making its Canadian debut will be HBO’s “The Deuce,” the highly anticipated
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Tiff 2017 Does TV: Primetime Line-Up to Premiere ‘The Deuce’ and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

Tiff 2017 Does TV: Primetime Line-Up to Premiere ‘The Deuce’ and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’
For the third year, the Toronto International Film Festival is bringing TV to the well-respected fest, spotlighting a few highly anticipated upcoming series from Netflix, HBO, and Starz, along with international entries representing new voices in the marketplace.

Read More:tiff Adds More Titles, Including ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Molly’s Game,’ New Films From Brie Larson and Louis C.K., and Many More

As with last year, Tiff is focusing the Primetime line-up on a limited selection of options, but screening multiple episodes of its five picks. According to Tiff programmer Michael Lerman, the limited number of selections was part of a festival-wide decision to shrink the number of events down, in order to “tighten up the focus a little bit.”

“That way, we can hyperfocus on [the screenings] and make them the best events they can be,” he told IndieWire.

Making its Canadian debut will be HBO’s “The Deuce,” the highly anticipated
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Blu-ray Review – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Special Edition (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Special Edition, 1966.

Directed by Sergio Leone.

Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.

Synopsis:

Okay, it’s been 51 years since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was released, but who’s counting? This new 50th Anniversary Special Edition from Kino Lorber pulls out all the stops with a 4K remastered image, theatrical and extended versions of the film on separate discs, and a big helping of bonus features, including three commentary tracks, deleted scenes, and a bunch of documentary materials.

Some film fans revere Sergio Leone the way others revere Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and other directors with more recognizable names. I’ll admit to having arrived at Leone a bit later in life. Sure, I recognized A Fistful of Dollars in Back to the Future Part II, I knew about the longer version of Once Upon a Time in America,
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Vancouver Film - "Dragged Across Concrete", "Freaks", "Arrow"

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From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for August 2017, including  "Dragged Across Concrete", "Freaks", "Arrow"  and a whole lot more:

13 Miles

Feature

Local Production Company: Habethy Film Productions

Director: Anthony Epp, Helena Thom

Producer: Shanyn Maguire, Anthony Epp, Helena Thom

May 19/17 - Aug 20/17

Dragged Across Concrete

Feature

Local Production Company: Moot Point (Dragged) Productions

Director: Craig Zahler

Producer: Sefton Fincham, Jack Heller, Keith Kjarval, Dallas Sonnier

Jul 17/17 - Sep 16/17

Eggplant Emoji

Feature

Local Production Company: Eggplant Productions

Director: Jake Szymanski

Exec. Producer(s): Jamie Goehring, Kevin Leeson

Aug 21/17 - Oct 02/17

Fatal Visit

Feature

Local Production Company: Lone House Films Ltd.

Director: Calvin Poon

Producer: Fiona Lee, Michael Parker

Jul 18/17 - Aug 11/17

Freaks

Feature

Local Production Company: Freak Productions

Director: Zach Lipovsky

Producer: Jordan Barber

Jul 31/17 - Aug 25/17

Nicole

Feature

Local Production Company: True Meaning Productions

Director: Marc Lawrence

Producer: Justis Greene

Oct 23/17 - Jan 19/18

Pup Start
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The man who nearly directed Seven

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How Ernest Dickerson nearly directed Seven, just as the film was about to be canned...

Having had what can best be described as an unpleasant experience making Alien 3, David Fincher was very picky when choosing his second film as director. He eventually opted for Seven, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, and the resulting film would set up the film career he’s had since. There’s still an argument that it’s his best film.

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However, it wasn’t a movie he was originally set to direct.

Instead, Ernest Dickerson, who broke through with 1992’s Juice, was on the lookout for a horror film to make in the early 90s. On the Post Mortem podcast, he revealed that he changed agents, and “the first two scripts that they gave me… one was Surviving The Game.
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Ernest Dickerson Reveals Fascinating Story of Almost Directing ‘Se7en’

Ernest Dickerson Reveals Fascinating Story of Almost Directing ‘Se7en’
With new podcast Post Mortem, master of horror Mick Garris has been getting some great stories out of some of the top filmmakers in the game. The most recent episode of the show featured an interview with prolific filmmaker Ernest Dickerson (Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, “The Walking Dead”), and Dickerson revealed during the […]
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See Tupac Shakur Choose Death Over Prison in Original 'Juice' Ending

See Tupac Shakur Choose Death Over Prison in Original 'Juice' Ending
Tupac made his big-screen acting debut 25 years ago portraying Bishop – a troubled Harlem teen whose turn towards violence tears apart his group of childhood friends – in the movie Juice. With the film's anniversary edition out today, Rolling Stone has the exclusive clip of the movie's defiant original ending.

The version of Juice that screened in theaters climaxes with a violent showdown between Tupac's Bishop and Omar Epps' character Q. After battling back and forth, Q knocks Bishop over the edge of the rooftop but grabs his hand to keep him from falling.
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Giveaway: Win ‘Juice’ 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (3 Winners)

Director Ernest R. Dickerson's Juice starring Omar Epps in his first lead role, the late Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. The anniversary finally offered Paramount Home Entertainment an opportunity to debut Juice on Blu-ray for the first time ever and that's precisely what they're doing.

The Juice 25th Anniversary Blu-ray and separate DVD arrives in stores on June 6th (Digital HD on June 13th) with some newly filmed bonus features, and we have teamed up with Paramount to offer three lucky readers each a copy of this powerful film on Blu-ray in this giveaway.

For a chance to win simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.
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There’s a Familiar Face Returning to ‘Jurassic World 2’

If you weren’t excited before…

A few years ago when it was announced that we were being invited back into the world of Jurassic Park, the big question on everyone’s mind was, “how will this new film connect to the original trilogy?” There were theories that Chris Pratt’s character was a grown version of a little boy seen in the first film — a theory Pratt himself recently shot down — but aside from assurances by the producers that this would be a continuation and not a full-on reboot, and a few lines of dialogue here and there, Jurassic World stands on its own, dependent on its own characters to propel the film. But now, with Jurassic World 2 in production for director J.A. Bayona, there’s word that we’re getting an honest to goodness, verifiable link to the original films, via perhaps the most beloved character in the franchise: Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm
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Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

It creeps and leaps and slides and glides along the wall… and then it eats your face, dude. Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda’s ultimate monster mastication epic now looks sensationally gory, thanks to a full restoration. Arrow’s disc has pretty much everything, including two transfers and two audio commentaries. And Savant has a guilty admission to make — it was the tripe, the whole tripe, and nothing but the tripe.

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

1959 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 76 min. / Caltiki, il mostro immortale / Street Date April 11, 2017 / Available from Arrow Video / 39.95

Starring: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan (Perego), Gérard Haerter, Daniela Rocca, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Daniele Vargas, Arturo Dominici, Gay Pearl

Cinematography: John Foam (Mario Bava)

Special Effects: Mario Bava

Film Editor: Mario Serandrei

Original Music: Roberto Nicolosi

Written by Filippo Sanjust

Produced by Bruno Vailati

Directed by Robert Hamton (Riccardo Freda) & Mario Bava

Who says that Blu-ray is dying?
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Kathryn Bigelow Hones in on a War at Home in ‘Detroit’

The Oscar-winner’s first film in 5 years gets a trailer.

After reinvigorating her career with a pair of films about the war on terror — The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, the former of which earned her a Best Director Oscar, a first for a woman — Kathryn Bigelow has turned her focus to a war at home for her first film in half a decade, Detroit.

Set during the 1967 Detroit Riot (aka the 12th Street Riot), the film tells the story of the raid on an after-hours bar that launched a five-day skirmish between a group of citizens and police, the former being predominantly African-American and the latter being predominantly white. Happening just two years after the Watts Riots and a year before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Detroit takes place just as the civil rights movement was hitting a fever pitch, and as evidenced by the first trailer, released
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Catalog From The Beyond: Bones (2001)

  • DailyDead
Growing up in the ’90s, my path to the glory of Pam Grier took an odd route. I was probably about 12 years old watching an HBO First Look for John Carpenter’s Escape From L.A., and they spent what seemed an inordinate amount of time fawning over this woman playing Hershe Las Palmas, the transsexual crime boss formerly known as Carjack Malone. Being a snot-nosed kid, I had no idea who Grier was. Of course, since then I’ve come to know and appreciate her as genre royalty, with a list of credits extending from ’70s blaxploitation film like Coffy and Scream, Blacula, Scream to all sorts of film and television roles spanning five decades. That said, whenever I see or hear mention of Grier, my first thought will be of her bantering in a put-on deep voice to an eye-patched Kurt Russell.

I always knew that I’d want
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Rotterdam ’17: Its International Film Festival and Cinemart

Rotterdam ’17: Its International Film Festival and Cinemart
What a surprising city Rotterdam is and the Festival and Cinemart are full of surprises too.

Being in The Netherlands is like a homecoming for me. My first major job in the film industry was with 20th Century Fox International and City Fox Films in Amsterdam in 1975 which is when I first attended the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, three years after its founding by Huub Bals. It was much smaller then. Iffr’s logo is a tiger, loosely based on the M.G.M. lion as an alternative. From the beginning, the festival has profiled itself as a promoter of alternative, innovative and non-commercial films, with an emphasis on the Far East and developing countries. It has become one of the most important events in the film world, an integral part of the winter circuit of Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals.

Fox and HIs Friends

Except for my
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Jordan Peele’s Second Act: How the ‘Key & Peele’ Comedy Star Became a Bonafide Horror Director With ‘Get Out’

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Jordan Peele’s Second Act: How the ‘Key & Peele’ Comedy Star Became a Bonafide Horror Director With ‘Get Out’
Jordan Peele’s latest career incarnation could have been fodder for “Key & Peele,” the hit Comedy Central sketch show in which he and Keegan-Michael Key skewered modern racial issues. But Peele wrote had written a horror movie about race, and it needed a director. That created a challenge: After William Crain (“Blacula”), Bill Gunn (“Ganja & Hesse”), and Ernest Dickerson (“Bones,” “The Walking Dead”), how many black horror directors can you name? (The savviest genre fans out there might also remember James Bond III, very much a real person, who directed “Def By Temptation” 27 years ago.)

Needless to say, it was slim pickings. “I first pitched this as a movie no one would make,” Peele said. “About halfway through writing the script, I realized I was the only person who could direct it.”

However, Peele’s feature directing debut, “Get Out,” also brings him into the rarified class of horror directors
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Bradford Young Breaks Color Barrier With Oscar Nomination for ‘Arrival’

Bradford Young Breaks Color Barrier With Oscar Nomination for ‘Arrival’
Ending an 87-year drought, the Academy finally nominated its first African-American cinematographer, Bradford Young, for his dark, richly textured work on Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction hit “Arrival.” Young had already picked awards twice at Sundance for his lensing on Dee Rees’ “Pariah” and shooting Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George” and David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” the same year, and he served as Ava DuVernay’s cinematographer on “Middle of Nowhere” and “Selma.” With Oscar in sight, Young spoke with Variety from London, where he is currently filming a little project unofficially known as “Han Solo,” a new chapter in the “Star Wars” franchise.

Personally and historically, what does this nomination mean to you?

It’s a tough question that I’ve been thinking about a lot. It’s always an honor when your peers recognize the hard work you put into the films that we make,
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