12 items from 2017
Various websites are reporting that a Deep Blue Sea 2 is on the way and it is filming right now. The origin for the story seems to be Moviehole who report that Darin Scott (House Party : Tonight’s the Night) has been shooting the film in Cape Town for a little while now and that we should see it pop up on the Syfy network, so don’t expect any of the original players to return. We do know that the aptly named Michael Beach, who will appear in Aquaman, is amongst the cast. More on the Deep Blue Sea sequel below.
Deep Blue Sea sequel on the way from the Syfy network!
The first Deep Blue Sea, which was directed by Renny Harlin, was released in cinemas all of the way back in 1999 with Samuel L. Jackson and Thomas Jane amongst its cast. If you’ve forgot what it was all about, »
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Jul 3, 2017
The list of people who watched 1998’s shark flick Deep Blue Sea and got nothing out of it is a short one, we’d politely suggest. Directed by Renny Harlin, the movie was and is an absolute blast, with genetically modified intelligent sharks doing battle with a selection of human fodder.
Amidst the cast of the film were Saffron Burrows, Samuel L Jackson, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport and Stellan Skarsgard, and even writing a few words about it makes me want to reach for the disc and sit through it again.
There had been talk of a straight to DVD sequel being prepared for the movie, as part of the Warner Premiere series seven or eight years ago. But that never came to fruition, and the idea of a follow-up was presumed dead. »
For those unfamiliar with it, here’s the gist. In an effort to cure Alzheimer’s, a team of scientists working on a floating laboratory named Aquatica in the middle of the ocean have genetically engineered a trio of Mako sharks whose brain tissue fluids, once drained, serve as the key to unlocking the cure. Unfortunately, the sharks’ increased brain size only results in making the beasts even smarter, and it’s not long before the sharks enact a plan to gain their own freedom by picking off everyone they can and sinking the facility itself in the process.
As you probably know, there’s nothing deep about Deep Blue Sea. It knows it’s not Jaws, and »
- Matt Joseph
Have we entered a new golden age for shark movies? Probably not, but that isn’t stopping Syfy from commissioning a “Deep Blue Sea” sequel 18 years after the original. The move follows the recent success of both “The Shallows” and “47 Meters Down,” not to mention Syfy’s own “Sharknado” series.
Michael Beach is starring in the film and, since he’ll also appear in next year’s “Aquaman,” it doesn’t seem premature to deem this a case of nominative determinism. Darin Scott (“House Party: Tonight’s the Night”) is helming this particular ship, which is already filming in Cape Town.
Here’s what former director Jack Perez said of the direction the sequel was originally going to take back when it was slated for a DVD release in 2009, according »
- Michael Nordine
Sometimes, dreams do come true. After nearly twenty years, a sequel to one of the most beloved shark movies ever is finally happening. That's right, folks. Deep Blue Sea 2 is being filmed as we speak. According to Moviehole, Deep Blue Sea 2 isn't just happening, it is already being shot in Africa. That's the good part. The possible bad part? It is being done as a SyFy original movie. Here's what Moviehole had to say about it.
"Darin Scott ('House Party: Tonight's the Night') has been shooting the film in Cape Town, with newly announced 'Aquaman' co-star (and 'Third Watch' alum) Michael Beach among the cast. The film is being produced as a telefilm for the SyFy channel, so don't expect cameos from any of the original 'Deep Blue Sea" players (namely Thomas Jane)."
So not seeing Thomas Jane come back to kick some »
No doubt spurred on by the success of its Sharknado series, Syfy is dipping its toes back into the sharksploitation genre, with Moviehole reporting that the network has kicked off production on a made-for-tv sequel to 1998’s Deep Blue Sea.
The site reports that the project is currently shooting in Cape Town, with Darin Scott (House Party: Tonight’s the Night) directing and Michael Beach (The 100) starring. The plot revolves around Dr Klaus Van Etten, who is experimenting on bull sharks, which of course soon get out and all hell breaks loose.
Deep Blue Sea was directed by Renny Harlin and starred Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J and Samuel L. Jackson. A straight-to-video sequel was planned in 2008, although it failed to materialise. »
- Gary Collinson
Now that we’re nearly 20 years removed and the dust has settled on the 1990s, the decade long believed to be a wasteland for horror movies is finally being reconsidered for the number of really good films it actually did produce. Because there weren’t as many horror movies being released as in the 1980s and because the genre wasn’t part of the cultural conversation the way it previously had been, critics and audiences didn’t know what to make of a number of titles as they slowly dripped out over the course of the decade. That led to some unfairly negative reviews and disappointing box office results as horror movies were given a bad name, until they began finding their audiences on home video just a few years later. This is great news, because it means that Tales from the Hood is finally getting its due as one »
- Patrick Bromley
This Week in Home VideoPlus 9 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.
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Pick of the WeekApocalypse Child
What is it? A young man in the Filipino town of Baler suspects he may have been fathered by a certain American director who filmed a Vietnam war epic in town several years prior.
Why buy it? The identity of finding the truth about his father is a catalyst of sorts here, but it’s far from the focus of Mario Cornejo and co-writer Monster Jimenez’s beautiful, raw, and affecting film. Instead it’s the idea of escaping one’s past through self-deception and distraction that pervades the screen alongside gorgeous visuals and performances. You can’t look away no matter how much you may want to. There »
- Rob Hunter
Beginning April 18th, Scream Factory invites viewers back into the Simms' Funeral Home to experience the 1995 horror anthology Tales From the Hood like never before with their new Collector's Edition Blu-ray release, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Tales from the Hood.
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Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on April 24th. This contest is »
- Derek Anderson
On April 18th, Scream Factory will take viewers into the Simms' Funeral Home for a night to remember with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Tales from the Hood, and we have a look at high-def clips and a TV spot and trailer for the film ahead of its new home media release.
Tales from the Hood Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Synopsis: Welcome to the 'hood of horrors!
It's a place where your worst fears can come to life. A place where it's hard to tell nightmares from reality. A place where you will discover Tales From The Hood.
Stack, Ball and Bulldog arrive at a local funeral parlor to retrieve a lost drug stash held by the mortician Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). But Mr. Simms has plans for the boys. He leads them on a tour of his establishment, introducing them to his corpses. Even the dead have tales to tell and Mr. »
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory brings an under-appreciated horror anthology to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.
Great horror anthologies are hard to come by these days, but luckily there are still plenty to be rediscovered thanks to home video labels like Scream Factory. 1995’s Tales from the Hood is a highly entertaining blend of horror and social commentary from director Rusty Cundieff (who co-wrote alongside Darin Scott who also co-wrote an earlier horror anthology From a Whisper to a Scream), and it’s now found a new home on Blu-ray. Keep reading as we take a look at the film and new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.
As with all the best anthology films Tales from the Hood features a wraparound tale (“Welcome to My Mortuary”) from which the individual stories are born, and the script couldn’t have chosen a better setting. Three gang-bangers come to a mortuary to pick up a shipment of drugs, and »
- Rob Hunter
Ahead of its April 18th release, Scream Factory has unveiled the bonus features for their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Tales From the Hood, giving fans of the film plenty to look forward to, including an extensive "making of" featurette.
Press Release: It’s a place where your worst fears can come to life. A place where it’s hard to tell nightmares from reality. A place where you will discover Tales from the Hood. Lauded for its take on complex social issues like police brutality and domestic abuse, this cult horror anthology from director Rusty Cundieff and executive producer Spike Lee makes its Blu-ray debut April 18th, 2017 as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. Tales from the Hood comes loaded with bonus features, including the new documentary Welcome to Hell: The Making of Tales from the Hood, which features new interviews with director/writer Rusty Cundieff, producer/writer Darin Scott, »
- Derek Anderson
12 items from 2017
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