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Trespass (1992)

Crooked treasure hunters tangle with menacing black gangsters in this crime-action siege movie from 1992, with a fine filmmaker pedigree. The late Bill Paxton leads a great cast — William Sadler, Ice-t, Art Evans — in a tense standoff that turns into a murderous ordeal when it’s discovered that a million-dollar cache of gold is to be had. The Shout Selects extras include an informative interview with co-writer Bob Gale.

Trespass

Blu-ray

Shout! Factory ‘Shout Selects’

1992 / Color / 2:35 1:85 widescreen 1:37 flat full frame / 101 min. / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 27.99

Starring: Bill Paxton, Ice-t, William Sadler, Ice Cube, Art Evans, De’voreaux White, Bruce A. Young, Glenn Plummer, Stoney Jackson, T.E. Russell, Tiny Lister.

Cinematography: Lloyd Ahern II

Film Editor: Freeman Davies

Original Music: Ry Cooder

Written by Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis

Produced by Neil Canton

Directed by Walter Hill

A lot of movies struggle and strain and suffer to get made, and then
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Scream Factory triple review: White Of The Eye, The Car and Women’S Prison Massacre!!

With how many quality releases the gang over at Scream Factory puts out every year, it can be a bit overwhelming (I’m kidding, it’s actually pretty great). They’ve been on a solid roll since making their mark with the awesome Halloween II and Halloween III: Season Of The Witch blurays they used to help kickstart the horror imprint of Shout! Factory, and haven’t slowed down since. We thought it would be nice to highlight a trio of new Sf releases, three films that couldn’t be more different, showing the versatility the company has, and helping to let you fright fanatics know a little bit more about the films.

White Of The Eye (1987)

Unlike any other genre film, the late Donald Cammell’s White Of The Eye is quite easily one of the most unique horror films around. It’s the best example of a film
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White of the Eye | Blu-ray Review

For the first time ever, Donald Cammell’s obscure 1987 serial killer thriller White of the Eye is available on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States (the UK arm of Arrow Video brandished its own striking package of the title in early 2014). Director of only four features, including his iconic 1970 debut Performance (co-directed by Nicolas Roeg), Cammell’s quartet of features were all labors of love, the filmmaker undergoing significant set backs on each project up until his death following 1995’s Wild Side.

With seven to ten years in-between each outing, this feature marked the end of a decade long hiatus following 1977’s adaptation of the Dean Koontz novel Demon Seed starring Julie Christie. Adapting from an obscure novel by brothers Laurence and Andrew Klavan (a notable writer of mystery thrillers) writing under the pseudonym Margaret Tracy, Cammell’s wife and actress China Kong co-wrote the screenplay. With his experience
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Contest: Win White Of The Eye on Blu-ray

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What if you discovered that the person you married was capable of the unthinkable? One answer to that question is presented in Donald Cammell's 1987 thriller White of the Eye, coming out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow from Scream Factory. Ahead of the film's high-def home media release, we've been provided with three White of the Eye Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of White of the Eye.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “White of the Eye Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 22nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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White of the Eye
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White Of The Eye Blu-ray Clips

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Much like Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage, Donald Cammell's White of the Eye asks the question, "How well do you really know your spouse?" Ahead of Scream Factory's November 17th Blu-ray and DVD release of the thriller, we have high-definition clips from the film.

White of the Eye Blu-ray / DVD: "A twisted killer is on the loose. He tortures and dissects his victims as part of a primitive ritual. If you’re a wealthy, attractive woman, stay out of isolated desert community, because you are fair game. Housewife Joan White gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving husband Paul might know more than he’s letting on... All the clues lead to one man who is clearly innocent. But nothing is as simple as black and white in Donald Cammell’s 1987 suspense thriller White Of The Eye, arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™ in a special
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White Of The Eye Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

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Much like Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage, Donald Cammell's White of the Eye asks the question, "How well do you really know your spouse?" On November 17th, Scream Factory will release the 1987 thriller on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the film's cover art and list of bonus features.

Press Release: A twisted killer is on the loose. He tortures and dissects his victims as part of a primitive ritual. If you’re a wealthy, attractive woman, stay out of isolated desert community, because you are fair game. Housewife Joan White gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving husband Paul might know more than he’s letting on... All the clues lead to one man who is clearly innocent. But nothing is as simple as black and white in Donald Cammell’s 1987 suspense thriller White Of The Eye, arriving for the first time
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Alex Rocco, Mobster Moe Greene in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

Alex Rocco, Mobster Moe Greene in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79
Alex Rocco, the veteran tough-guy character actor with the gravelly voice best known for playing mobster and Las Vegas casino owner Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died. He was 79. Rocco died Saturday afternoon of cancer at his home in Studio City, his son, Sean, said. Rocco, who studied acting with the late Leonard Nimoy, a fellow Boston-area transplant, also was the voice of Roger Meyers Jr., the cigar-smoking chairman of the studio behind “Itchy and Scratchy” on The Simpsons, and he played Arthur Evans, the father of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character, on the stylish

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‘White of the Eye’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Art Evans, Michael Greene, Danielle Smith, Alberta Watson, William G. Schilling, David Chow, Pamela Guest, Marc Hayashi, Mimi Lieber | Written by Donald Cammell, China Kong | Directed by Donald Cammell

Arrow Video are good at finding the cult movies that although sometimes obscure always deserve to be watched. White of the Eye is a release that fits into this criteria, for the most part it would be just another average serial killer movie until Donald Cammell adds some style to it. With a hint of mysticism and an artistic touch White of the Eye is a unique mystery that although flawed is well worth the experience.

Taking place in an isolated desert community a sound expert Paul White (David Keith) finds himself a suspect in the killings of some of the local suburban housewives. Trying to prove his innocence, memories from the past are
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White Of The Eye Blu-ray Review

Director: Donald Cammell

Starring: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Art Evans, Michael Greene, Danielle Smith, Alberta Watson, William G. Schilling

Running Time: 111 Minutes

Certificate: 18

Extras: Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance Feature Length Documentary, The Argument: 1972 Short Film by Cammell, Into The White: Interview with Cinematographer, Deleted Scenes, Alternate Credit Sequence

Donald Cammell only directed four films in his career, before taking his life after losing final cut on his final film The Wild Side. Whether his suicide was a direct result of studio interference or not is open to debate, but it either way, the man was intense, dedicated, and visionary. White Of The Eye is a fantastic piece of work in a fantastic package thanks to the ever faultless folks over at Arrow Video.

David Keith plays Paul White, a man who customises the latest stereos for a living. After a serial killer strikes in Tucson,
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Watch: Millennium and Alien actor Lance Henriksen in first trailer for sci-fi thriller Gemini Rising

Best known for starring in TV series Millennium and three films in the Alien franchise, Lance Henriksen is back in the genre for new project Gemini Rising.

The film explores the possibilities of alien technology when used by the wrong people.

An underground experiment on Earth uses technology found in an extraterrestrial spaceship to create an army of drones.

Director Dana Schroeder's sci-fi thriller centres on Colonel Cencula (Henriksen) whose plans going awry when an agent decides to foil the plot.

Lisa Morgan (Amy Hathaway) hopes to intervene before disaster arises. Meanwhile, other characters are caught in the Colonel's path of destruction, including a brainwashed doctor played by Dave Vescio.

The first trailer for Gemini Rising has now been issued, with the film said to be more along the lines of Kill Bill and the Manchurian Candidate than any obvious sci-fi films.

Official synopsis

Lisa Morgan is an ex-homeland
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A Trailer Lands for Sci-Fi Thriller Gemini Rising

The first trailer and a few stills from sci-fi thriller Gemini Rising, starring Lance Henriksen and Amy Hathaway, have been released by Pathfinder Productions. Check out fan favorite Henriksen as rogue Colonel Cencula.

From the Press Release:

Gemini Rising explores the possibilities of alien technology when used by the wrong people. In the darkness of space an alien spacecraft is discovered. An underground experiment back on Earth uses this technology to create an army of drones. Director Dana Schroeder’s sci-fi thriller brings both humanity and nefarious plans together in the film’s first trailer.

In the trailer Colonel Cencula (Lance Henriksen) finds his plans going awry when an agent decides to foil the plot. Lisa Morgan (Amy Hathaway) hopes to intervene before disaster arises. Meanwhile other characters are caught in the Colonel’s path of destruction, including a brainwashed doctor played by Dave Vescio.

The director is Dana Schroeder,
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First trailer and poster for sci-fi thriller ‘Gemini Rising’

Pathfinder Productions have released the first trailer for sci-fi thriller Gemini Rising which stars Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, Brian Krause, John Savage, Dave Vescio and Art Evans, and comes from director Dana Schroeder (Lost Soul). Check out the official synopsis:

Lisa Morgan is an ex-homeland security agent and highly competent martial artist who gets drawn into the nefarious plans of the egomaniacal Colonel Cencula. He runs a top secret research facility, buried in an extinct volcano on an uncharted tropical island. Cencula plans to use Alien technology to build an army of drone soldiers. Our heroine becomes an unwitting accomplice to the rogue Colonel’s plans until she discovers the true nature of the research. She must stop him from succeeding at all cost.

Exploring the possibilities of alien technology when used by the wrong people, Gemini Rising sees an underground experiment use alien technology to create an army of drones here on Earth.
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Travel to Deep Space with this Trailer for Gemini Rising

Gemini Rising is a new sci-fi thriller starring Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Amy Hathaway (Joyride) and Dave Vescio (House of Flesh Mannequins). The film takes place partially in deep space and also on Earth. Alien technology has given a ruthless Colonel (Henriksen) too much power. Now, he is using an alien being and its knowledge to develop science for warfare. All of this can be seen in the film's first official trailer. The clip is below and fans can expect partially computer generated imagery and action scenes. A release date is still to be announced, but fans of film can take a look at the shadowy alien and the characters inside. Director: Dana Schroeder. Producers: Peter Tunney, Fabian Winkelmann, Cyril O’Reilly and John Rogers. Cast: Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, Brian Krause, John Savage, Dave Vescio and Art Evans. The film's trailer is here: The film's fan page is below: Gemini Rising
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Fright Night Retrospective Part Four: Character Inspirations, Vampire Desires and the World of Homo-Eroticism in Fright Night

If you've ever seen Tom Holland's original Fright Night, then I probably don't need to tell you just how special the characters are in the film because you're already well aware. But for those of you out there who may not be as familiar with Holland's story, allow this writer to indulge a bit in the world of my favorite horror film of all time and take this opportunity to bring you up-to-speed on just what makes Fright Night so special, even after 26 years.

In Fright Night Holland tells us the story of teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale), who discovers his new next-door neighbor, the always charming Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon), is hiding a dark secret: He's really a bloodthirsty vampire who has plans to turn Charley's community into his own personal meal ticket, and I guess you could say he starts off by feasting on the local prostitution population,
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Gemini Rising Stars Lance Henriksen in a Space Odyssey

Some early details are emerging from space on the new sci-fi film Gemini Rising. Lance Henricksen will star and this feature is about discovery, as a Nasa crew find alien technology on an abandoned ship. Shooting has already taken place for this production and Gemini Rising will release late in 2011. So, prepare to see something out of this world, with more cast and crew details on this film below.

The plot outline for Gemini Rising is here:

"During a deep space mission, Nasa crew discover a derelict alien craft, entombed in the darkness of space. The astronauts make a startling discovery, an extraterrestrial being, comatose but alive, and a strange bioengineered pod" (Gemini).

Release Date: Q4 2011.

Director: Dana Schroeder.

Writers: Michael Todd, and Kenny Yakkel.

Producers: John Rogers, Steven Ameche, and Mark Butler.

Cast: Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, John Savage, Brian Krause, Dave Vescio, Anthony Vitale, Art Evans, James MacPherson,
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Fright Night 3D – Fan Review (Test Screening)

This is a reader’s (he called himself Charley Brewsterrr) review from a test screening that took place in Orange, California.

I can just see it now, studio execs walking into video stores and combing the aisles looking for something to remake without any care in the world. It is a safe gamble to re-imagine something that was successful before because if it doesn’t gel, it is an out because it worked before and they can push blame elsewhere. God forbid someone takes a chance on an original script as opposed to worrying about losing their cushy job. Don’t get me wrong brother, I am not a hater when it comes to redoing a story. From wave one remakes like The Thing and The Fly, to more creative bankrupt outings like Dawn of the Dead and The Ring – all I want is a good movie, and those four titles delivered.
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Film review: 'Metro' Nikita'

Film review: 'Metro' Nikita'
"Metro" stars Eddie Murphy as a wisecracking but top-notch cop -- only his name is not Axel Foley, he's got a little more facial hair, and he's stationed in Northern, not Southern, California. As "San Francisco's top police hostage negotiator," the actor provides his usual incandescent star power to a vehicle that's not particularly worthy of his talents.

Because of his renewed star wattage from "The Nutty Professor" and the lack of midwinter competition, the film should do respectable opening business, but it's hard not to think that it wouldn't do even better with "48HRS". or "Beverly Hills" in the title.

Murphy plays Scott Roper, who brings his own unorthodox brand of negotiating to tense hostage situations, such as bringing along a dozen donuts. Roper's got the usual problems -- a gambling addiction, a relationship on the ropes, a testy boss (Denis Arndt) -- and now he's even being saddled with a new partner, McCall (Michael Rapaport), a whiz-kid Harvard graduate who can read lips.

Early in the film, Roper's superior (Art Evans) is killed by Korda (Michael Wincott), a vicious jewelry thief. Korda is later involved in a hostage-taking situation of his own. And during his attempted escape, Roper and McCall give chase, resulting in a spectacular sequence involving a runaway cable car in which seemingly half the autos in San Francisco get demolished; between this film and "The Rock", it's hard to imagine that there's anything of the city left.

Although Korda is captured, he still manages to wreak havoc, hiring his cousin to go after Roper's girlfriend (she has succumbed to his charms once more). When that plan goes awry, Korda escapes from prison and attempts to finish the job himself.

Thomas Carter's film is a fairly straightforward, intense cop thriller, enlivened by Murphy's frequent touches of humor. The uneasy blend between action and comedy is only partially successful, with both the film and its lead performer torn between "Dirty Harry"-style fierceness and "Beverly Hills Cop" hijinks. The plotting is strictly formulaic, with the hackneyed romantic subplot particularly egregious. Screenwriter Randy Feldman, no stranger to the genre ("Tango & Cash"), doesn't exactly provide sparkling dialogue, although he does have the chief bad guy comfort an underling by saying: "It's not your fault you're stupid." The best writing comes in the brief sequences where Murphy is training his new partner in the art of hostage negotiating.

Murphy doesn't disappoint here. Rapaport, graduating to a big-time studio feature, is sadly underutilized and is allowed to showcase his own idiosyncratic brand of comic timing only sporadically. Carmen Ejogo, making her American film debut as Murphy's love interest, has the looks and charm to justify his character's leaps of daring to save her. Wincott is a suitably intense and scary villain.

Carter's direction is most effective in the film's many action and chase sequences, which involve the usual copious amounts of people leaping onto the hoods of speeding cars. He's a little too fond of playing tricks on the audience, however. In one scene, he provides a fake-out involving a turning mirror not once, but twice; it was hard to tell if the resulting groans from the audience were relief or derision.

METRO

Touchstone Pictures

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Director Thomas Carter

Producer Roger Birnbaum

Screenplay Randy Feldman

Executive producers Mark Lipsky,

Riley Kathryn Ellis

Co-producers George W. Perkins,

Ray Murphy Jr., Randy Feldman

Director of photography Fred Murphy

Editor Peter E. Berger

Music Steve Porcaro

Color/stereo

Cast:

Roper Eddie Murphy

McCall Michael Rapaport

Korda Michael Wincott

Ronnie Tate Carmen Ejogo

Capt. Frank Solis Denis Arndt

Lt. Sam Baffert Art Evans

Earl Donal Logue

Running time --117 minutes

MPAA rating: R

'Trespass'

'Trespass'
Counterprogramming with a vengeance, ''Trespass'' offers a full slate of assaults, shootings and beatings for those who have had it with holiday cheer.

Although the film plays as if writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis and director Walter Hill were suffering from serious testosterone imbalances, as the only new hard-action picture in the theaters, it should do a bang-up business during the season.

Mainstream possibilities, however, are limited, partly by a harsh black-vs.-white racial division, and while the film's exit may not be sudden, it should be abrupt.

Essentially a stripped-down update of ''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, '' the film features two Arkansas firemen, Vince (Bill Paxton) and Don (William Sadler), who discover a map to stolen gold hidden years before in an abandoned East St. Louis factory complex.

However, that self-same industrial wasteland is now a killing ground for a gang of local black drug dealers headed by the ruthless, if dandified, King James (Ice T), or KJ as he's known. Vince and Don stumble over one of KJ's executions and before you know it have barricaded themselves in a room while KJ and his gang lay siege.

Vince and Don have a pair of involuntary guests, Bradlee, a homeless old coot (Art Evans) who knows every nook and cranny of the factory, and Lucky (De'Voreaux White), KJ's younger brother who gets taken hostage in the initial confusion. As a result, the white boys have a key to escape and KJ a reason to hold off in a frontal assault.

So Hill is stuck with a 90-minute standoff that he dresses up with a mutiny in KJ's gang led by the ultraviolent Savon (Ice Cube), some pickoff attempts on both sides, and the white boys' frantic attempts to hide the fact they have a fortune in gold on them.

So we have incidents of macho strutting piled on one another and punctuated with violent incidents, until everything gives way to a cataclysmic, bloody climax.

There are a few perfectly executed action bits, but they don't build so much as merely succeed one another, marking time to the foregone conclusion. And, strangely, despite their scale and speed, they lack enthusiasm and energy.

The young cast -- which also includes Stoney Jackson, Bruce A. Young and John Toles-Bey -- is plainly talented, but for the most part have done their best work in other films.

Despite the racial breakdown, and the presence of some mostly irrelevant video work that evokes the Rodney King incident, the action is too cartoonish to set many racial fires.

TRESPASS

UNIVERSAL

Director Walter Hill

Producer Neil Canton

Writers Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis

Director of photography Lloyd Ahern

Production designer Jon Hutman

Editor Freeman Davies

Color/Dolby

Vince Bill Paxton

King James Ice

Don William Sadler

Savon Ice Cube

Running time -- 104 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

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