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"You're out there on stage, hoping on a spot, someone gets in your way - step on 'em." Pathe is planning a 4K restoration re-release of the cult classic, critically-panned film from Paul Verhoeven that killed his career in Hollywood - Showgirls. To announce the upcoming re-release in theaters as well as on Blu-ray and VOD, they've unveiled a new trailer for the film which starred Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle Maclachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer and Robert Davi. Showgirls actually received the "Nc-17" rating for "nudity and erotic sexuality throughout", perhaps because Verhoeven was given final cut after the success of Basic Instinct and didn't hold back, and it bombed at the box office. This trailer is obviously Nsfw with nudity throughout, but that should be expected. Perhaps there are a few devoted Verhoeven fans out there. Here's the new restored re-release trailer for Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, direct from Pathe's YouTube: Nomi, »
- Alex Billington
Simply put, cult classics aren’t made, they’re born. They’re not designed with the intention of becoming hits on the home video or midnight movie markets, they just exist as sincere creative expressions that happen to catch on with audiences and critics after in its initial theatrical run. Case in point: In 1995, director Paul Verhoeven released his erotic drama “Showgirls,” starring Elizabeth Berkeley as a street-smart hitchhikers who heads to Las Vegas to climb the ropes from stripper to showgirl. While she’s there, she’s introduced to the seedy underbelly of the dancing world and comes face to face with marginalization, violence, and exploitation. The film also stars Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks”), Gina Gershon (“Bound”), Glenn Plummer (“Speed”), Robert Davi (“Die Hard”), and more.
In the twenty years since its disappointing »
- Vikram Murthi
A trailer has arrived online for director Malik Vitthal’s upcoming drama Imperial Dreams which stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). The film premiered at Sundance last year, picking up the festival’s Audience award, but is yet to secure distribution.
A 21-year-old reformed gangster’s devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
- Amie Cranswick
Imperial Dreams Trailer. Malik Vitthal‘s Imperial Dreams (2014) movie trailer stars John Boyega, Rotimi and Glenn Plummer. Imperial Dreams‘ plot synopsis: “A 21-year-old reformed gangster’s devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.” According to LiveForFilms, “John Boyega has been […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
While you’ll have to wait seven extra months to see John Boyega back in the Star Wars universe as Rian Johnson‘s Episode VIII has been delayed to December 15th, 2017, you’ll definitely see him on screen before than. One of our most-anticipated films of the year, The Circle, is expected to arrive this fall, and he also has a hold-over from 2014’s Sundance Film Festival that’s now looking for distribution in a post-Episode VII world.
Imperial Dreams is “based on a young troubled writer who has to struggle in the imperial courts projects while single handedly raising his son,” Boyega said on Instagram. “This is an important story, I’m glad it’s being told and I’m really excited for you guys to see this.” Directed by Malik Vitthal, the first trailer has now landed today and it looks like a strong drama, with distribution hopefully to follow. »
- Leonard Pearce
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