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October Horrors 2017 Day 8 – The Omega Man (1971)

The Omega Man, 1971.

Directed by Boris Sagal.

Starring Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Koslo, and Rosiland Cash.

Synopsis:

Government scientist Robert Neville struggles to survive in a world where much of humanity has either been wiped out by biological warfare or they have been transformed into nocturnal creatures hell-bent on having him killed, with Neville possibly being the last normal human left on the planet.

In 1954, Richard Matheson published his novel I Am Legend, a chilling work about the last surviving human in a world overrun with vampires. It’s an influential novel that has left a long legacy, with it helping to inspire the modern zombie genre, with the late zombie king George A. Romero citing the book as an influence on his debut film Night of the Living Dead.

The novel itself has been adapted to film several times with various degrees of success, most recently in 2007 with
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Freebie and the Bean

Here’s how one pushed the limits of good taste in 1974. James Caan and Alan Arkin run the gamut of racist, raunchy, sexist & homophobic jokes as bad boy cops breaking the rules, and director Richard Rush delivers some impressive, expensive action stunts on location in San Francisco. Does it get a pass because it’s ‘outrageous?’ The public surely thought so. If the star chemistry works the excess won’t matter. With Valerie Harper, Loretta Swit and Jack Kruschen.

Freebie and the Bean

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1974 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 113 min. / Street Date August 8, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Valerie Harper, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen, Mike Kellin, Paul Koslo, Linda Marsh, Alex Rocco.

Cinematography: Laszlo Kovacs

Film Editors: Michael MacLean, Fredric Steinkamp

Original Music: Dominic Frontiere

Written by Robert Kaufman, Floyd Mutrux

Produced and Directed by Richard Rush

‘Buddy’ pictures have been around forever, but I
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The Laughing Policeman

In the early '70s Walter Matthau excelled in three powerful cops 'n' robbers movies; the second sees him as a tough, laconic San Francisco detective charged with an impossible task -- running down a machine gun mass murderer, with no clues and no living witnesses. The Laughing Policeman Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1973 / Color / 1:85 enhanced widescreen / 112 min. / Street Date October 18, 2016 / available through Kl Studio Classics / 29.95 Starring Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr., Albert Paulsen, Anthony Zerbe, Val Avery, Cathy Lee Crosby, Mario Gallo, Joanna Cassidy, Shirley Ballard, William Hansen, Paul Koslo, Louis Guss, Clifton James, Gregory Sierra, Warren Finnerty, Matt Clark, Joseph Bernard, Leigh French, Anthony Costello. Cinematography David M. Walsh Film Editor Bob Wyman Original Music Charles Fox Written by Thomas Rickman from the novel by Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo Produced and Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Viewers that like Walter Matthau in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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Interview: Actor Paul Koslo on the Making of The Omega Man

Shock talks to veteran 70s action movie star Paul Koslo about his role in 1971’s The Omega Man. In 1971, actor Paul Koslo starred in director Richard Sarafian’s existential 1971 automobile thriller Vanishing Point. But that same year, Koslo also starred in the second adaptation of Richard Matheson’s influential novella I Am Legend, The Omega…

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Revoltin’ Reviews: Robotjox, Howling II, I Madman, and more!

Revoltin’ Reviews: Robotjox, Howling II, I Madman, and more!
Well creeps, July has been one big sea of batsh*t! Between workin’ overtime to fill the ol’ haunted halls o’ FM with a S-ton of my usual standard substandard nonsense, I’ve also been workin’ my arse off on a slew of upcomin’ secret projects which I’ll share with you soon! But for now; how about a heapin’ helpin’ o’ revoltin’ reviews (don’t worry if yer watchin’ yer figure—they’re as fat free as they are entertainment free)!

Robotjox

• Release Date: Available Now on Blu-ray

• Written By: Stuart Gordon, Joe Haldeman

• Directed By: Stuart Gordon

• Starring: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo

I couldn’t believe my eyes as a lil’ creep when I saw the trailer for horror maestro Stuart (Re-animator, From Beyond) Gordon’s Robotjox; it looked like someone had somehow ripped all of the mech action from animated shows I loved like Tranzor Z
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Fright At Home – July 7th, 2015: Arnold, Aliens, Ghosts and Robots!!

This a week of releases that really spread all across the board, with everything from Scream Factory’s releases of Dark Summer and Alien Outpost, to the Schwarzenegger-led zombie drama Maggie, and tons of other films that really give cinephiles a solid amount of variety to choose from. We thought we’d take a few of the films hitting shelves this week and give you fright fanatics a heads up on which ones are ones to pick up and perhaps some of the ones that you might want to wait for Redbox for. Read on!

Alien Outpost, Robot Jox and Dark Summer (Scream Factory)

Aliens and ghosts and robots fill up Scream Factory’s three releases this week, with Jabbar Raisani’s Fx-driven Alien Outpost, Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox and the eerie and effective Paul Solet film Dark Summer. Both films are very solid entries into their respective genres,
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July 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Maggie, The Crimson Cult, Robot Jox

The first week of July sees a ton of genre titles headed home on DVD and Blu-ray including a handful of cult classics including Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox, The Crimson Cult which co-stars Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee, Luigi Cozzi’s Contamination, a pair of 1974 shockers- Deranged and Spasmo- as well as The Killers, which is based on Ernest Hemingway’s chilling tale of the same name and gave the film noir subgenre a boost back in the 1940’s.

For those of you looking for something a little more current, you’ve got Alien Outpost, The Pact 2, Trophy Heads and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent zombie film, Maggie, to look forward to as well. As if that wasn’t enough, we also have last year’s Town that Dreaded Sundown remake is also arriving on both DVD and Blu-ray, with the latter being available exclusively at Best Buy on July 7th.
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Contest: Win Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox on Blu-ray

In a future devastated by a nuclear war, major conflicts are settled with big robot brawls. Scream Factory's Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox hits shelves July 7th, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

Synopsis: "Warfare, advanced and upgraded!

From the mind of cult favorite director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) comes Robot Jox, a thrilling sci-fi adventure finally available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

In a future world where war has been outlawed, international disputes are settled in a single winner-takes-all fight between two of the ultimate killing machines. Massive, menacing and made-to-destroy, these human-piloted combat 'bots square off to determine global supremacy. But when tragedy strikes during a crucial battle and treacherous espionage raises the stakes, will veteran robowarrior Achilles walk away from the game for good… or take his revenge against his rival pilot, the homicidal Alexander?

Starring
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Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

Before the Jaegers of Pacific Rim towered over the cinematic skylines, the menacing machines of Robot Jox dominated the big screen. Ahead of Scream Factory's July 7th home media release of Robot Jox, we have Blu-ray clips and a trailer.

Synopsis: "Warfare, advanced and upgraded!

From the mind of cult favorite director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) comes Robot Jox, a thrilling sci-fi adventure finally available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

In a future world where war has been outlawed, international disputes are settled in a single winner-takes-all fight between two of the ultimate killing machines. Massive, menacing and made-to-destroy, these human-piloted combat 'bots square off to determine global supremacy. But when tragedy strikes during a crucial battle and treacherous espionage raises the stakes, will veteran robowarrior Achilles walk away from the game for good… or take his revenge against his rival pilot, the homicidal Alexander?

Starring Gary Graham (TV's
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Comic-Con 2015: Scream Factory Announces ‘Inside Look’ Panel

In addition to getting their Blu-ray horror and sci-fi fix from Shout! Factory's booth #4118 at this year's Comic-Con, fans can also experience exciting future Scream Factory title announcements at the "Inside Look" panel taking place Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm in Room 24Abc:

Press Release: "Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2015 with a dynamic line-up sure to delight pop culture enthusiasts of all ages. Shout! Factory is a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and its Comic-Con offerings, which span its popular Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™ brands, are sure to please devoted fans of popular home entertainment properties, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike. This year, Shout! Factory unveils an exciting panel event, new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusives and engaging booth activities. Fans and attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory
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People Under The Stairs, The Howling II, Dog Soliders and Many More Highlight Scream Factory’s Upcoming Lineup!

Let’s just face it: Scream Factory’s insane amount of releases aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, and well, I think I speak for most horror fans when I say that that’s something to celebrate. Not only are they continually putting out great Bluray releases of older and almost forgotten titles like their Tentacles/Reptilicus, but the Collector’s Editions like the recently announced People Under The Stairs and I, Madman releases are definitely ones to celebrate.

In case you fright fanatics haven’t been paying attention or just haven’t gotten around to checking out some of the oncoming onslaught of titles, here are a few that are quite exciting for us at Icons of Fright. Read on!

June 16th-

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles

It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine!
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Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art for Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox

In a future devastated by a nuclear war, major conflicts are settled with big robot brawls. Scream Factory's Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox hits home media on Blu-ray beginning July 7th, complete with audio commentaries and interviews aplenty.

Press Release -- "In the distant future, mankind has forsaken global wars for battles of single combat. The world has been divided into two opposing super powers, with each side represented by trained champions. Their weapons are huge robotic machines, capable of battle on land, sea and in the air. From celebrated director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and executive producer Charles Band comes Robot Jox, a riveting sci-fi action adventure. Directed by Stuart Gordon, the film stars Gary Graham (TV’s Alien Nation), Anne-Marie Johnson (TV’s In The Heat of the Night, Jag), Paul Koslo (Voyage of the Damned), Robert Sampson (Re-Animator, The Dark Side of the Moon), Danny Kamekona (Hawaii Five-o,
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Scream Factory Announces Robot Jox Blu-ray

  • DailyDead
In a future that’s been devastated by a nuclear war, major conflicts are settled between two opponents, one fighting for the Market and the other for the Confederation. The twist: each warrior fights from the cockpit of a massive robot, similar in part to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Robot Jox, the sci-fi flick from Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon, will make its Blu-ray debut next summer via Scream Factory.

From Scream Factory: “Our month-long “Shocktober” celebration continues with another film to reveal. We veer more into sci-fi territory this time: 1989’s Robot Jox (helmed by legendary From Beyond and Dolls Director Stuart Gordon) will make its debut on the Blu-ray format in Summer 2015! No other details to report at this time.

We still have a few more surprise reveals between now and Halloween so keep checking back here on the page to be the first to see them.
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Mr. Majestyk | Blu-ray Review

To recall the cinema of Charles Bronson, one can’t get far without referencing his sterling epoch in 1970s era American film, a period eclipsed mightily by the star’s work with director Michael Winner. Kino Lorber resurrects one of the star’s lesser remembered titles, Mr. Majestyk, a 1974 action flick written by the great Elmore Leonard and directed by the illustrious Richard Fleischer, known for a varied career that included a penchant for true crime related titles (Compulsion; The Boston Strangler; 10 Rillington Place), and famed adaptations of pulpy novels, like Soylent Green and the infamous Mandingo. Unfortunately, Fleisher’s title opened one week prior to the juggernaut known as Death Wish back in July of 1974, and has perhaps been unfairly overshadowed ever since.

Bronson stars as Vince Majestyk, a humble melon farmer whose only desire is to harvest his crop of watermelons. A Vietnam veteran, Majestyk steps to in
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An Oscar Winner Has His Day Supporting a Brilliant Woodward and a Heavily Made-Up Hoffman

Martin Balsam: Oscar winner has ‘Summer Under the Stars’ Day on Turner Classic Movies Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Martin Balsam (A Thousand Clowns) is Turner Classic Movies’ unusual (and welcome) "Summer Under the Stars" featured player today, August 27, 2013. Right now, TCM is showing Sidney Lumet’s The Anderson Tapes (1971), a box-office flop starring Sean Connery in his (just about) post-James Bond, pre-movie legend days. (Photo: Martin Balsam ca. early ’60s.) Next, is Joseph Sargent’s thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). Written by Peter Stone (Father Goose, Arabesque) from John Godey’s novel, the film revolves around the hijacking of a subway car in New York City. Passengers are held for ransom while police lieutenant Walter Matthau tries to handle the situation. Now considered a classic (just about every pre-1999 movie is considered a "classic" these days), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was
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Awfully Good: Robot Jox

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Pacific Rim is an epic blast, but I was getting a serious case of déjà vu while watching it. Robot Jox (1990) Director: Stuart Gordon Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo Transformers meets Mighty Morphin Power Rangers meets the game of Risk. You may know director Stuart Gordon for his work in the horror genre, from H.P. Lovecraft adaptations of Re-animator and From Beyond to the twisted man-in-windshield drama Stuck. But what you may not know is that...
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Looking back at Robot Jox

Feature Scott Snowden 20 May 2013 - 07:06

With Pacific Rim on the horizon, what better time to look back at the 1989 giant robot flick, Robot Jox...

Soon, cinemas everywhere will unleash the giant robot warriors of Guillermo del Toro’s vivid imagination with Pacific Rim, due to open in July. And from what we’ve glimpsed so far in its trailers, boy are these babies going to rock. But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen humans pilot giant mecha in the movies - back in 1989, director Stuart Gordon brought us the cult spectacular, Robot Jox.

Snow blows across a barren Siberian wasteland and a howling wind can be heard. Aside from a few scattered trees, the desolate landscape is strewn with huge broken, burnt out metal body parts. Suddenly another severed limb - this one looks like an arm - crashes to the ground, sparks still flying where
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Southern California Theater Guide 2011

Listings compiled by Jessica Gardner and Pete KeeleyDEFINITIONS:Membership: Theater maintains an active company or ensemble of actors and generally casts productions from that pool.Open: Each show is cast on an open basis.Limited: Theater casts on an open policy under limited or special circumstances, usually when a part cannot be cast from existing company members.Key To Symbols & Abbreviations: R: Theater is available for rent. R-va: Rental with variable availability. H&R: Headshots and résumés accepted. M: Accepts manuscripts. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope. W: Workshops or classes offered. D: Charges dues.Note: The following sets of listings comprise theater venues and producing companies; often these are one and the same and are listed as such. Producing companies not exclusively associated with any particular venue are included in the "Independent Theatre Companies" listing on page 18. Affiliated companies are listed in parentheses.More Than 499 Seatsahmanson THEATRE135 N. Grand Ave.Los Angeles,
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