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The Terror (1963)

25 April 2011 3:36 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed By: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Jack Nicholson.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze

It’s rare when the story behind the film is more famous and interesting than the actual film, but Roger Corman’s The Terror is one of those films. Famous for being shot on leftover film sets from other American International Pictures film sets and for having at least 5 different directors throughout shooting, The Terror has also had the pleasure of being released with several different titles (Lady of the Shadows, The Castle of Terror and The Haunting). It’s no wonder then, when one thinks about The Terror, the first thing that comes to mind is confusion.

In 18th Century France, Lt. Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), an officer in Napoleon’s army, has been separated from his regiment. Wandering near the coast, he spies a »

- Andre Dumas

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Netflix Nuggets: Russians Filming G.I. Joe Dolls Fighting Hercules for the Serpent’s Egg

19 April 2011 6:41 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Netflix has revolutionized the home movie experience for fans of film with its instant streaming technology. Netflix Nuggets is my way of spreading the word about independent, classic and foreign films made available by Netflix for instant streaming.

This Week’s New Instant Releases…

Promised Lands (1974)

Streaming Available: 04/19/2011

Cast: Documentary

Director: Susan Sontag

Synopsis: Set in Israel during the final days of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this powerful documentary — initially barred by Israel authorities — from writer-director Susan Sontag examines divergent perceptions of the enduring Arab-Israeli clash. Weighing in on matters related to socialism, anti-Semitism, nation sovereignty and American materialism are The Last Jew writer Yoram Kaniuk and military physicist Yuval Ne’eman.

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2009)

Streaming Available: 04/19/2011

Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Gerald Alexander Held, Lena Stolze, Sunnyi Melles

Synopsis: Directed by longtime star of independent German cinema Margarethe von Trotta, this reverent »

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Corman's The Terror Coming to Blu-Ray

24 March 2011 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Roger Corman.s 1963 thriller The Terror . restored and in HD for the first time ever . will be available in a special DVD/Blu-ray combo pack April 26 from Film Chest on the HD Cinema Classics and Cultra labels (distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment). In 18th century France, Lt. Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), an officer in Napoleon.s army, has been separated from his regiment. Wandering near the coast, he spies a young woman (Sandra Knight, Frankenstein.s Daughter, Blood Bath) and calls out. When she fails to acknowledge him, he follows her into the dark surf and loses consciousness. He awakens in a house, tended by an old woman, Katrina (Dorothy Neumann, Sorry, Wrong Number, The Ten Commandments), who claims not to know the mysterious lady. On his way again, Andre »

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