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The Wrath Of Vajra – The Blu Review

24 March 2014 8:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Blu-Ray Review by Sam Moffitt

Directed by Law Wing Cheong

Starring Xing Yu, Sun- Jung Yu, Heon Jun Nam

Here’s a kick ass martial arts movie with a dynamite blu-ray presentation, the kind we’ve come to expect from new releases, especially from Asia.

A long title card at the beginning tells us that Japan, in trying to destroy China set up a special temple, the Temple of Hades, to train master assassins. Highly trained killers and turn them loose on the Chinese populace.  They kidnap many young Chinese boys and drill them mercilessly, along with some American and other nationalities.

Years later they round up several prisoners of war, all of whom are graduates of the temple training program.  One graduate in particular, known as King of Vajra comes back to the temple to exact some old fashioned martial arts justice.  It is never really explained if Vajra »

- Movie Geeks

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What to Watch: Mar. 11-24, 2014

18 March 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

An Oscar winner, a major Oscar nominee, two more pieces of Oscar bait, and a few movies that never got anywhere near Oscar. Welcome to What to Watch. We don’t play favorites. Oh, wait, yes we do. You should definitely rent or buy the titles on this first page. The second page is more optional.

Frozen

Photo credit: Disney

Frozen

The best Disney movie since “The Lion King” (Disney, not Pixar), “Frozen” gets the lavish Mouse House treatment. There’s no better studio for family releases and they’re not about to slack on one of the biggest moneymakers of their existence. We are Just getting started with “Frozen”. You know how “Beauty & The Beast” and “The Lion King” became industries unto themselves? Spawning Broadway musicals, theme park rides, new shows, straight-to-dvd sequels, etc.? “Frozen” will end up the same way. If you have a kid, you won’t »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Mischa Barton, Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen Set For ‘Hope Lost’

14 March 2014 2:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Misha Barton, Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen and Daniel Baldwin are attached to star in sex-trafficking thriller “Hope Lost,” which will start shooting in Rome this month, directed by young Italo helmer David Petrucci and produced by expanding Rome shingle Ambi Pictures.

“Hope Lost” revolves around Sofia (Mischa Barton), a young Romanian ensnared into prostitution in Italy and subsequently sold by her pimp Manol (Michael Madsen) to the brute Ettore (Danny Trejo) who intends to torture her and another young woman in a snuff movie.

Petrucci is a promising Italo genre helmer whose low-budget serial killer thriller “Canepazzo” (“Crazy Dog”), starring Franco Nero, was distributed by Eagle Pictures in Italy.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi are producing the English-language thriller through their Ambi Pictures banner, launched in Rome last year. Last month the ambitious Ambi also formed its own Beverly Hills-based international sales unit.

Also in Iervolino and Bacardi’s »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Exclusive: 4-Minute Clip From Restored 1979 Cult Sci-Fi/Horror 'The Visitor' Will Melt Your Mind

5 March 2014 8:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's the kind of thing that only the madcap movie world of the 1970s produced. Because what else could explain a sci-fi/horror movie that's led by John Huston—playing an intergalactic warrior!—and features Shelley Winters, Glenn FordLance Henriksen, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah? (Yes, that Sam Peckinpah). It's the stuff that cult movies are made of and that's just what happened, and now it's coming back to theaters thanks to the folks at Drafthouse Films. Giulio Paradisi's film is now hitting screens restored and presented uncut theatrically for the first time ever in the U.S., bringing the story of a space warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. And yes, the film is as awesomely bonkers as that sounds, with lots of psychedelic imagery, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Best Blu-ray/DVDs of the Week: ‘The Visitor,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ and ‘The Grandmaster’

4 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Visitor John Huston and Jesus Christ (Franco Nero) are in a never-ending war with Satan, and their latest battleground is Atlanta, Ga, where the soul of a child holds the key to saving the universe. Probably. Lance Henriksen, Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters, and Sam Peckinpah join in the fun as Huston struggles to stop the girl’s descent into evil and tendency towards causing bodily harm. It’s hardly news to say that this thirty four year old movie is a mental fingerbang that bends genres and somehow teases both brilliance and stupidity, but I’m saying it anyway. Both highly derivative and wholly original, the film cherry picks elements from The Omen, The Fury, Phantasm, and more, and then swirls them together in a psychedelic mélange of horror, sci-fi »

- Rob Hunter

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Score a Copy of The Visitor on Blu-ray

4 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The strangeness that is The Visitor is now on Blu-ray, and we have your chance to score a copy on us! Believe us - you Need this film in your life. It's that damned wacky! Read on for details.

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end at 12:01 Am on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm, is bringing the wildly ambitious and neglected sci-fi/horror epic The Visitor to Blu-ray and DVD Today, March 4 .

Synopsis

Incredibly ambitious but derided and largely neglected upon its initial release in 1979, The Visitor is an unforgettable assault on reality, a phantasmagoric sci-fi/horror/action hybrid. From writer-producer Ovidio G. Assonitis (Tentacles) and director/actor/body builder Michael J. Paradise (aka Giulio Paradisi - Fellini's 8½), the film artfully fuses »

- Uncle Creepy

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Exclusive Interview: Kristina Klebe Talks 'Nymph' (With New Poster)

25 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Genre actress and fan-fave Kristina Klebe sat down with us over the weekend to talk about her role in director Milan Todorović’s upcoming "murderous mermaid" flick (and more), and since she’s all sorts of awesome, you’ll read this.   Multi-talented Klebe, best known to horror audiences for her roles in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Zack Parker’s buzzed-about Proxy and Lucien Förstner’s Bela Kiss: Prologue, added yet another notch to her genre belt last year by re-teaming with Zone of the Dead director Todorović for Nymph (a.k.a. Mamula), a feature which revolves around two young American women who go on a Mediterranean vacation, only to uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned military fortress.   “Two things attracted me to Nymph,” stated Klebe of the seemingly Thale-esque project, which was penned by Barry Keating from a story by Marko Backovic, and »

- Sean Decker

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This Mermaid Isn’t For The Kids – Trailer For Nymph Arrives

11 February 2014 6:07 PM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

It’s the strangest thing, I was just saying the other day “damn, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a good killer mermaid flick” and look what shows up today.

Here’s the trailer for a new “mermaid gone bad” flick titled Nymph.

Epic has the rights to this one and will be sending it out at some point this year. Nymph stars Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero, Natalie Burn, Mina Sablic and … Continue reading →

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- Dave Dreher

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New Trailer for Serbian Mythology Nightmare Nymph

10 February 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Serbian creature feature 'Nymph' has emerged at this months Berlin Film Festival and a new sales trailer has also arisen from the Milan Todorovic ('Zone of the Dead') helmed horror. The trailer comes courtesy of Epic Pictures and despite the cliched poster which makes it look like any other schlock b-movie of recent times the project actually looks to have some decent horror substance. 'Nymph' stars Kristina Klebe ('Rob Zombie's Halloween'), Franco Nero ('Django Unchained'), Natalie Burn ('The Expendables 3'), Dragan Micanovic, Miodrag Krstovic, Slobodan Stefanovic, Sofija Rajovic, Jelena Rakocevic, Janko Cekic and Zorana Kostic Obradovic. Head below to check out the murderous mermaids in the new trailer. »

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The Visitor and Ms. 45 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

7 February 2014 3:51 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Drafthouse Films has announced that they will be releasing both The Visitor and Ms. 45 to Blu-ray & DVD in March:

“Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm (Nasdaq: Cidm), will bring two of its recent theatrical success stories to Blu-ray and DVD in restored and remastered editions: the wildly ambitious and neglected sci-fi/horror epic The Visitor and Ms. 45, legendary director Abel Ferrara’s gritty, gore-filled New York revenge thriller. The films will arrive, respectively, on March 4 and on March 25, 2014, with SRPs of $29.95 for Blu-ray and $27.95 for DVD. They come packed with bonus material in both formats.

Incredibly ambitious but derided and largely neglected upon its initial release in 1979, The Visitor is an unforgettable assault on reality, a phantasmagoric sci-fi/horror/action hybrid. From writer-producer Ovidio G. Assonitis (Tentacles) and director/actor/body builder Michael J. Paradise (aka Giulio Paradisi – Fellini’s 8½),the film artfully fuses elements of some of »

- Jonathan James

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Who wants to see the trailer for a killer mermaid movie? -- Video

7 February 2014 3:21 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The killer mermaid genre is not quite as slender as you might imagine (and we’re not even counting the controversial alternative ending to Splash in which a bloodlust-crazed Daryl Hannah beheads Tom Hanks with her tail). But it certainly isn’t large enough for us to ignore the appearance of a clip for Epic Pictures’ new horror film Nymph, about two young women who go on a Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid beneath an abandoned military fortress.

A killer mermaid? A watery lair? Other things? What’s not to love!

Nymph stars Kristina Klebe »

- Clark Collis

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Drafthouse Films Bringing The Visitor and Ms. 45 to Home Video

7 February 2014 3:12 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The lovable loonies at Drafthouse Films are doing a great job of bringing some really obscure little titles to a new generation of viewers. Next up for them - the DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Visitor and Ms. 45. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm (Nasdaq: Cidm), will bring two of its recent theatrical success stories to Blu-ray and DVD in restored and remastered editions: the wildly ambitious and neglected sci-fi/horror epic The Visitor and Ms. 45, legendary director Abel Ferrara's gritty, gore-filled New York revenge thriller. The films will arrive, respectively, on March 4 and on March 25, 2014, with SRPs of $29.95 for Blu-ray and $27.95 for DVD. They come packed with bonus material in both formats.

Incredibly ambitious but derided and largely neglected upon its initial release in 1979, The Visitor is an unforgettable assault on reality, a phantasmagoric sci-fi/horror/action hybrid. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #152. Jasmila Zbanic’s Love Island

7 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Love Island

Director: Jasmila Zbanic

Writers: Aleksandar Hemon, Jasmila Zbanic

Producers: Deblokada Produkcija, Komplizen Film, Okofilm Productions, Ziva Produkcija

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Ariane Labed, Franco Nero, Ada Condeescu, Leon Lucev

We’re ecstatic to see Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic working so frequently. 2013 saw the premiere of For Those Who Can Tell No Tales in Toronto, and now she’s already wrapping up her fifth film, Love Island. Zbanic has assembled a rather intriguing cast, including Greek actress Ariane Labed, winner of the Best Actress award in Venice 2010 for Attenberg (she’s also appeared in Lanthimos’ Alps and Linklater’s Before Midnight) and Romanian actress Ada Condeescu from Loverboy and If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle. And oh, yeah, Franco Nero. The project received some bad news back in 2011 when it was rejected by the Cinema Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina because »

- Nicholas Bell

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Nymph Seduces Characters into the Deep in this Trailer

7 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Nymph is a horror movie from director Milan Todorovic (Zone of the Dead). This production, which was shot in Eastern Europe, is currently at the European Film Market. Here, the film is seeking distribution. As well, Nymph stars Kristina Klebe (Breadcrumbs), Franco Nero, Natalie Burn and Dragan Micanovic. And, Nymph now has an official trailer for horror fans. The film follows two American tourists on vacation in Montenegro. They find a mysterious island, which houses an ancient, mythological evil. Soon, characters are fish food and the girls are on the run. Few will survive the clutches of this Nymph. The official trailer for the film shows many of the characters. Also, some of the horror elements are on display and fans of horror are encouraged to take an early look below. Director: Milan Todorovic. Writers: Marko Backovic, Barry Keating and Milan Konjevic. Cast: Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero, Natalie Burn and Dragan Micanovic. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Berlin: Joan and Pauline Collins Join ‘The Time of Their Lives’

5 February 2014 11:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joan Collins and Pauline Collins are set to hit the road along with veteran Italian actor Franco Nero in upcoming comedy “The Time of Their Lives.”

Collins plays a former Hollywood star who is on her way to crash her ex-husband’s funeral with a friend. Along the way they pick up a Frenchman (Nero.)

Directed by Roger Goldby (“The Waiting Room”) this summer, pic will be introduced to buyers by Fortissimo Films.

Production is by Sarah Sulick for Bright Pictures. Tim Rice is executive producer and soundtrack supervisor.

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- Patrick Frater

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Fortissimo gets Joan Collins comedy

5 February 2014 7:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fortissimo to introduce the project at the Efm and handle world-wide sales on the film.

Fortissimo Films has acquired comedy The Time of Their Lives, from writer-director Roger Goldby.

The cast includes former Dynasty star Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and the original Django, Franco Nero.

The film is in pre-production with filming set to start summer 2014.

Produced by Sarah Sulick for Bright Pictures, the film also has The King’s Speech designer Eve Stewart on board, together with three-time Oscar-winner Sir Tim Rice who will executive produce and oversee the soundtrack.

Joan Collins plays a former Hollywood star who escapes her London retirement home and travels to France to gate-crash her ex-husband’s funeral. Pauline Collins plays a housewife with a failing marriage who joins Collins on the trip. Along the way, the pair becomes romantically embroiled with a reclusive Frenchman played by Franco Nero.

The deal was negotiated between Fortissimo’s Nicole Mackey and Bright Pictures »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Fortissimo acquires Joan Collins comedy

5 February 2014 7:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fortissimo to introduce the project at the Efm and handle world-wide sales on the film.

Fortissimo Films has acquired comedy The Time of Their Lives, from writer-director Roger Goldby.

The cast includes former Dynasty star Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and the original Django, Franco Nero.

The film is in pre-production with filming set to start summer 2014.

Produced by Sarah Sulick for Bright Pictures, the film also has The King’s Speech designer Eve Stewart on board, together with three-time Oscar-winner Sir Tim Rice who will executive produce and oversee the soundtrack.

Joan Collins plays a former Hollywood star who escapes her London retirement home and travels to France to gate-crash her ex-husband’s funeral. Pauline Collins plays a housewife with a failing marriage who joins Collins on the trip. Along the way, the pair becomes romantically embroiled with a reclusive Frenchman played by Franco Nero.

The deal was negotiated between Fortissimo’s Nicole Mackey and Bright Pictures »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Sordid Cinema Podcast #72: ‘The Fury’ and ‘The Visitor’

4 February 2014 7:37 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This week we review Brian De Palma’s mind-blowing follow-up to his 1976 horror hit Carrie, titled The Fury, which conducts a similar variation on the theme of teenagers using psychic powers to exert repressed feelings. This is the movie that Armond White said is impossible not to completely, wholly love if you have any shred of understanding of the film medium and how it works. In the second half of the podcast we review the Euro-American science fiction horror clusterfuck Stridulum, directed by Giulio Paradisi and starring Franco Nero, Sam Peckingpaw, John Huston, Shelley Winters, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Glenn Ford and many others. All this and more.

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The Visitor is Insane [Review]

28 January 2014 2:20 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

There's weird and then there's The Visitor (Stridulum).

A product of the late 70s when numerous European producers made their way to the Us to create cheap entertainment for the drive-in masses, director Giulio Paradisi didn't even put his name on the insanity that is The Visitor, choosing instead to be credited Michael J. Paradise, a name only slightly as ludicrous as the movie itself. The thing is that on paper, The Visitor sounds like the most amazing movie ever: it's not only a universe spanning tale of good and evil, it brings together an all star cast including John Huston and including Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, Franco Nero, Mel Ferrer, and Sam Peckinpah.

Huston stars as Jerzy (the titular visitor), an alien elder who travels to E [Continued ...] »

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Slackery News Tidbits: January 20, 2014

20 January 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Here's the latest Austin and Texas film news.

Austin filmmaker and Hammer to Nail editor Michael Tully is joining with Ion Cinema founder Eric Lavallee to found the American Independent Film Awards, which will honor "micro-budget" indies starting in 2015. Local filmmaker Bob Byington (Somebody Up There Likes Me) is planning to shoot his feature Seven Chinese Brothers in Austin in the next couple of months, according to The Austin Chronicle. The cast will include Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe and Olympia Dukakis -- no word yet on whether Bob Schneider will play a wedding singer (as in Byington's previous two movies). Byington says he wrote the script in 2001, and received an Austin Film Society Grant in 2010 for the film.Louis Black, co-founder of SXSW and The Austin Chronicle, will serve as executive producer on Django Lives!, the sequel to the original Spaghetti Western Django. The star of the original film, »

- Jordan Gass-Poore'

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