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Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art Lafleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Biff Manard, Miguel Fernandes | Written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo | Directed by Charles Band
It is fair to say that Charles Band makes some interesting movies, most of them B-movies with a cult charm. As fans we love them for this very fact, whether it’s the brave move to just go for the fun instead of high quality drama, or sometimes and often more rarely actually being a surprisingly good movie. 88 Films are releasing one of these on Blu-ray in the form of Trancers, a movie that borrows a lot from Bladerunner but adds a time travelling concept that for its time was quite smart.
- Paul Metcalf
Delirium Magazine #4
The last time Charles Band and co. brought their “D-Day of the B-Movies” signing to Burbank’s Dark Delicacies, fans showing up to snag a signed copy of the then newly released third issue of Delirium Magazine (a joint collaboration between band and Fangoria Editor Chris Alexander), were treated to appearances by Trancers stars Tim Thomerson and Megan Ward, as well as writers/actors/directors like C. Courtney Joyner (Trancers III, Lurking Fear), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and many others.
The event is headed back to Dark Delicacies on September 27th for the release of Delirium Magazine #4, and this time, Band is bringing along some new faces!
Appearing: Nivek Ogre (Repo! The Genetic Opera, Murderball, singer of Skinny Puppy), Mindy Robinson (King Of The Nerds, V/H/S 2 , Gingerdeadman Vs. Evil Bong), Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus (Writer), Masters Of Horror (Writer/ Creator), Stephen King’S Sleepwalkers »
- Jerry Smith
Yes, the classic 1984 film Trancers is now available on Blu-ray from Full Moon Entertainment, and a grand release party is planned for July 19 in Burbank, CA. Also, one lucky entrant is going to win a copy of the disc signed by star Tim Thomerson.
The Trancers Blu-ray contains both the original version of the film and a remastered 2014 edition with incredible sound and images. Tons of special features include interviews, audio commentary, and a complete Trancers: City of Lost Angels segment.
Fans of the film could not ask for a better Blu-ray rendering!
And those of you interested in winning a free copy need to simply go to Full Moon Entertainment's Facebook posting about the Trancers Blu-ray and share it. One lucky winner chosen at random will receive the film signed by Thomerson.
As for the release party, Full Moon Entertainment's horror/alternative/cult magazine Delirium is hosting »
- Scott Hallam
With a career spanning over 30 years, Hawaiian director Albert Pyun has worked in just about every genre, and forged a reputation as a modern era answer to Ed Wood. Pyun’s career has pretty much entirely taken place in B movies. Almost fifty films ranging from low budget, to virtually no budget. His passion for movie-making is immense and he still works to this day, even through ill-health.
Pyun broke through in the early 80’s with fantasy epic, The Sword and The Sorcerer, which alongside Conan The Barbarian, played it’s part in re-popularising the sword and sorcery genre throughout the 80’s. He followed that with a string of often strange, cult films (Radioactive Dreams being a stand out). Pyun was also at the helm of an unsuccessful Captain America film back »
- Gary Collinson
Yet another collaboration between Charles Band and his Subspecies director Ted Nicolaou, Bad Channels tells the story of Dangerous Dan (Hipp) a newly employed DJ at Kdul who is returning to the airwaves after a six month suspension by the FCC for a stunt he pulled while on the air. Covering Dan’s return to the airwaves is Lisa Cummings (Quinn) who doesn’t trust Dan and thinks he’s a hoax. She becomes the butt of his jokes when she spots a UFO landing near the radio station and Dan is quick to laugh until the alien breaks into Kdul. »
- Phil Wheat
Two of my favourite Full Moon flicks, Dollman and Demonic Toys, have been given the Blu-ray treatment by the folks at 88 Films. Already owning the pair on DVD we take a look at these new releases to see how they compare and if the new Blus are worthy of an upgrade…
Former funnyman, turned TV stalwart, turned action star, Tim Thomerson had already made a name for himself in the Empire Pictures/Full Moon franchise Trancers before spoofing the very same character and his take no crap persona in Dollman for one of my favourite directors, Albert Pyun.
Brick Bardo (Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, »
- Phil Wheat
Charles Band and Full Moon Entertainment have infected just about every possible medium that they could have with their unique brand of lunacy, but they're getting ready to head out into a new frontier with the magazine Delirium.
From the Press Release
A brand new, bi-monthly, Full Color, cult, horror, sci-fi and fantasy Print magazine that scours true tales from the legendary Full Moon archives… and beyond.
For over four delirious decades, filmmaker Charles Band has steadily pumped out a dizzying wealth of some of cinema’s weirdest and wildest horror, fantasy and exploitation genre movies with his iconic labels “Empire Pictures” and “Full Moon Features.” Along the way he has nurtured and enabled such talents as Stuart Gordon, Barbara Crampton, David Schmoeller, Demi Moore, Michael Pataki, Helen Hunt, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee, Tim Thomerson, John Carl Buechler, Don Mancini, Timothy Van Patton, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Moriarty, Andrew Prine, Klaus Kinski, »
- Uncle Creepy
7 items from 2014
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