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Howard Hausman, who ran features in New York, asked me to see Arthur Allan Seidelman, an East Coast stage director whose claim to fame at that moment was directing his and Arnold Schwarnegger's debut film "Hercules in New York." There were few other credits that meant anything in Los Angeles. He pitched himself by dropping scores of names he had directed on the stage, off and on Broadway, in theater in-the-round and square, in stock and wherever he could. I asked him for a memo with a list of names he »
- Arthur Axelman
The Movie Pool dials up the DVD release of the 1980s cult thriller The Caller!
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 widescreen
Running Time: 97 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Special Features: None
The DVD is offered as part of MGM's "Limited Edition Collection" on DVD, which are available from select online retailers and are manufactured only when the DVD is ordered. The DVD features a simple menu with no menu for chapters or scenes. Chapters are set every ten minutes. Manufacture-On-Demand (Mod) DVDs will play in DVD playback units only and may not play in DVD recorders or PC drives. This DVD did not play in our laptop DVD drive but did play in our Toshiba DVD recorder.
At a remote cabin in the woods, a woman with a dark past (Madolyn Smith) is caught in a psychological game of cat-and-mouse when a strange but charming »
Starting this month, look for more classic horror films to reach consumers through Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's special manufacturing-on-demand platform. These DVDs are part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection and will be available from your favorite online retailer.
Here are the six genre films coming our way:
● The Black Sleep (1958): The masters of classic horror (Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney, Jr.) gather together and meet in a spooky old house in which a crazed scientist creates frightening human mutants. Directed by Reginald LeBorg.
● Queen Of Blood (1966): When an alien ship crash-lands on Mars, a rescue ship is sent to look for survivors. They find just one: an alien vampire, who starts killing the crew by sucking their blood. Directed by Curtis Harrington.
● Daughters Of Satan (1972): An antique dealer living in Manila falls victim to an ancient Satanic curse—the result »
- Uncle Creepy
Chalk this up to a titular coincidence with the upcoming "Transformers" sequel to which it bears no connection.
Entpro, ArtReach and Paul Mason have teamed to pick up the film and stage musical rights to Howard Richardson and William Berney's 1945 Appalachian Mountain-set play "Dark of the Moon" reports Variety.
Based on the folksong "The Ballad of Barbara Allen", the story centres on an Appalachian witch boy who attempts to become human after he falls in love with a human girl.
Scribe Richard Alfieri will pen both the stage musical and the film adaptation, while Arthur Allan Seidelman will direct both incarnations. The musical hopes to hit Broadway in early 2012. No word on the film's schedule yet. »
- Garth Franklin
4 items from 2011
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