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15 items from 2012


What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for November 12th

12 November 2012 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a jam-packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, November 12th 2012.

Pick(S) Of The Week

The Arrival of Wang (DVD)

When Chinese-language interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a job that pays a fortune, she can’t believe her luck. This time, however, is going to be a little different. After being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside a pitch-black room where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous ‘Wang’. Who is Wang and what does he want? Disturbed by the way the interrogation is conducted by »

- Phil

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FrightFest 2012 Day Three: One To Dismember

26 August 2012 12:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hands up who likes flesh torn from the body, severed Achilles’ tendons, mutilated genitalia, and hacked-off scalps. Well, for those with your knife-wielding hands raised, you’ve come to the right place, because it’s day three of FrightFest 2012 and things are getting a tad nasty. Which is fine by Thn. And pretty much everyone else present at London’s best loved film festival, is the enthusiastic cheers and whooping are anything to go by.

For those with the stomach for it, here’s a rundown of what FrightFest had to offer…

Paura 3D

Directors: The Manneti Bros

Cast: Lorenzo Pedrotti, Francesca Cuttica, Peppe Servillo

Plot: When three pals trying to escape their day-to-day lives find the keys to a local villa, they take residence whilst the owner is away on business, but soon discover a nasty secret in the basement…

Horror highlights: A strong peformance from Cuttica, who does »

- Tom Fordy

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Frightfest 2012 Review: Paura 3D

25 August 2012 12:49 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Paura 3D

Stars: Peppe Servillo, Francesca Cuttica, Lorenzo Pedrotti, Domenico Diele, Claudio Di Biagio | Written by Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti | Directed by The Manetti Brothers

The second film from the Manetti Brothers’ whose The Arrival of Wang played Frightfest Glasgow and is scheduled as part of the Re-Discovery Screen at London Frightfest 2012, Paura 3D (literally translated as Fear 3D) is billed as a 3D thrill ride into terror and whilst the film has its moments (no matter how minor), it cannot compare to the sheer brilliance of the Manetti’s sci-fi opus Wang.

Paura 3D tells the story of mechanic Ale, who after overhearing a conversation between a wealthy customer and the garage owner, takes his best friends, Simone and Marco on a trip to the wealthy owners Rome villa intent on having a wild weekend in his luxury mansion. Bored after raiding the fridge, swimming in the pool and »

- Phil

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Film4 FrightFest 2012: 'The Arrival of Wang' review

25 August 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Italian directing duo the Manetti brothers continue their genre-hoping voyage through the cinematic universe with The Arrival of Wang (2011), an extra-terrestrial sci-fi horror that'll no doubt titillate and captivate audiences at this year's Film4 FrightFest. Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is an Italian interpreter who's persuaded by a shady government agent (Ennio Fantastichini) to translate a top-secret examination of an enigmatic gentleman known only as Mr. Wang (voiced by Li Yong).

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- CineVue UK

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Frightfest 2012 Review: The Arrival of Wang

25 August 2012 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Arrival Of Wang

Stars: Ennio Fantastichini, Francesca Cuttica, Juliet Esey Joseph, Li Yong, Antonello Morroni | Written and directed by Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti (aka Manetti Bros.)

Written and directed by the Manetti Bros., The Arrival of Wang follows Chinese-language interpreter Gaia who is called out of the blue by a former client with an offer from a mysterious person or persons who will pay Gaia handsomely is she would she carry out an extremely urgent and confidential translation assignment? Intrigued by the urgency and the money on offer Gaia accepts the job only to find herself whisked away to a secret location in Rome where she meets is ushered into a pitch-black room where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous “Mr Wang”. Disturbed by the way the interrogation is going and intrigued to find out more about Mr. Wang, Gaia demands that the lights are switched on, »

- Phil

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The Arrival of Wang is Here

17 August 2012 11:18 AM, PDT | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

“The Arrival of Wang” is a sci-fi movie from the Mannetti brothers that’s scheduled to play Frightfest in London on Saturday 25th. (Forget about tickets. It’s sold out.) I guess you could go into this not knowing that it’s an alien movie, but one glance at the poster will pretty much ruin that. Or heck, the teaser trailer. The synopsis below certainly does a fine job of hiding it, though I’m not sure what the point is. When Chinese-language interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a job that pays a fortune, she can’t believe her luck. This time, however, is going to be a little different. After being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside a pitch-black room where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous ‘Wang’. Who is Wang and what does he want? Disturbed by »

- Nix

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Wang Teases Us With UK DVD Release Date

27 July 2012 11:03 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Man, seems you can’t do anything these days without being teased by Wang. Wait, what? No! Not that, you filth! We’re talking about The Manetti Bros’ intergalactic urchin, landing on DVD in the UK on October 8th. Ahead of his visit, we have a tasty little teaser trailer for you!

Synopsis::

Interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a fortune by security forces to use her Chinese-language skills on a very special, highly secretive job. Her curiosity means she accepts, and after being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside a pitch-black room under the watchful eye of the domineering Inspector Curti (Ennio Fantastichini, Loose Cannons) where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous 'Wang'. But who exactly is the mysterious visitor, and what does he want? Gaia uncovers some startling truths that not only jeopardise her position but could also »

- Pestilence

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UK teaser trailer for sci-fi horror The Arrival Of Wang

27 July 2012 10:02 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

We see plugs for independent movies here at 24fps almost daily, but its not every day that one stops us dead in out tracks, but this little gem of a sci-fi horror - The Arrival of Wang - from Italian directors the Manetti Brothers, has done just that. The Arrival of Wang has been causing a buzz on the festival circuit recently, and is due for a screening at UK premiere horror event The London Frightfest this August, following up with a release in September! Right, enough of the chit-chat...check out the new UK teaser trailer to see why it’s caught our eye....Big time. Synopsis: Interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a fortune by security forces to use her Chinese-language skills on a very special, highly secretive job. Her curiosity means she accepts and after being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside »

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The Manetti Brothers Wish To Prepare You For The Arrival Of Wang

26 July 2012 1:16 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

UK’s FrightFest is practically right around the corner.  Unfortunately, I’ve never been across the pond and after viewing this year’s schedule for the popular film festival, I am even more envious than before.  Along with the films slated to be screened this year is The Manetti Brothers’ The Arrival Of Wang.  The brothers will be in attendance and the sci fi thriller is set to be screened along side their Italian box office hit, the neo giallo Paura 3D on Saturday August 25th.

“Inspired by cult Sci-Fi TV classics such as The Twilight Zone, V and The X Files, with a touch of The Man Who Fell To Earth and The Day The Earth Stood Still, Marco and Antonio Manetti’s The Arrival Of Wang takes a refreshing new look at the genre, building intrigue and tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat. »

- Aaron Pruner

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Film4 Frightfest Image Explosion: New Stills and Art for Hidden in the Woods, Tulpa, Outpost II, After, Chained, Before Dawn, Errors of the Human Body and More!

3 July 2012 12:05 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've updated our Film4 Fright Fest line-up story with tons of images. Read on to see what you may have missed and what's brand spanking new! Dig it!

Programme - Screen 1

Thursday Aug 23

Opening Film - The Seasoning House (World Premiere)

Special make-up prosthetics and splatter genius Paul Hyett makes his directorial debut with a harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense. In a Balkan brothel, where girls kidnapped by soldiers in war-torn zones are prostituted to the military and civilians alike, Angel (Robin Day) is the deaf mute orphan enslaved to care for the inmates. But unbeknownst to her captors, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the seasoning house planning her escape. Psychological horror in the nerve-shredding Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski style but with an ultra-modern twist.

89 mins Director: Paul Hyett UK 2012

Rosie DayAngel

Sean Pertwee – Goran

Kevin Howarth – Viktor

David Lemberg »

- Uncle Creepy

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Red-Band Trailer for Film4 Frightfest Entry Paura 3D

2 July 2012 4:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We recently learned that on Saturday, August 25th, the Manetti Brothers' Paura 3D will be making its UK debut at the Film4 Frightfest, and now we have a red-band trailer from the film to share.

Synopsis:

From the Manetti Brothers (Antonio and Marco) comes a new dimension in visual sensation – abject Fear in 3D! When mechanic Ale overhears a conversation between a wealthy customer and the garage owner, he knows what he and his two best mates are going to do for the next few days. Marchese Lanzi wants his car serviced while he goes on a short holiday. and before long the trio move into his Rome villa intent on having a wild weekend in total luxury. But something is about to happen that will change their lives forever. Tender and savage, shocking and brutal, the Manetti Brothers pile on the Fear!

Paura 3D stars Peppe Servillo as Marchese Lanzi, »

- The Woman In Black

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Glasgow Frightfest 2012 Review: L’Arrivo di Wang

27 February 2012 1:30 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

L’Arrivo Di Wang (Wang’S Arrival)

Stars: Ennio Fantastichini, Francesca Cuttica, Juliet Esey Joseph, Li Yong, Antonello Morroni | Written and directed by Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti (aka Manetti Bros.)

Written and directed by the Manetti Bros., L’Arrivo di Wang, follows Chinese-language interpreter Gaia who is called out of the blue by a former client with an offer from a mysterious person or persons who will pay Gaia handsomely is she would she carry out an extremely urgent and confidential translation assignment? Intrigued by the urgency and the money on offer Gaia accepts the job only to find herself whisked away to a secret location in Rome where she meets is ushered into a pitch-black room where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous “Mr Wang”. Disturbed by the way the interrogation is going and intrigued to find out more about Mr. Wang, Gaia demands »

- Phil

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Film4 FrightFest Returns to the 2012 Glasgow Film Festival With a Lineup of 11 Films

18 January 2012 1:02 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The UK’s favorite horror festival visits its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival for the 7th year with its biggest lineup ever. From Friday, February 24th, to Saturday, February 25th, Film4 FrightFest will be screening 11 new must-see genre titles, 10 of which are UK premieres.

From the Press Release:

Expect to be taken on a roller-coaster ride from hell with this ghoulish global celluloid feast featuring Argentinean demons, flesh-hungry Russian zombies, mutant cannibals, a Chinese-speaking alien, Asia’s deadliest killers, a Croatian hit-man, Pinocchio obsessed psychos, and Jack Nicholson like you’ve never seen him before.

With guest directors and filmmakers from all over world (to be announced shortly), surprises on screen and off, and our unique community feeling, FrightFest at the Gff has now become a must-attend occasion on the horror fantasy fan's calendar.

Alan Jones, FrightFest’s co-director said: "Film4 FrightFest is thrilled to be part of »

- The Woman In Black

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Ten UK premieres in stand-out FrightFest line-up for Glasgow Ff 2012

18 January 2012 9:58 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival for the 7th year with its biggest line-up ever.

From Friday Feb 24 to Saturday Feb 25, Film4 FrightFest will be screening eleven new must-see genre titles. ten of which are UK premieres. So expect to be taken of the roller-coaster ride from hell with this ghoulish global celluloid feast, featuring Argentinean demons, flesh-hungry Russian zombies, mutant cannibals, a Chinese-speaking alien, Asia’s deadliest killers, a Croatian hit-man, Pinocchio obsessed psychos and Jack Nicholson like you’ve never seen him before.

With guest directors and filmmakers from all over world (to be announced shortly), surprises on screen and off, and our unique community feeling, FrightFest at the Gff has now become a must-attend occasion on the horror fantasy fan’s calendar.

Here is the full line-up

 

Fri 24

13:30 Corman’S World: Exploits Of A Hollywood »

- Ricky

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Full line-up for Glasgow FrightFest 2012 announced

18 January 2012 2:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

My favourite horror film festival, FrightFest, have announced the line-up for next month’s Glasgow Ff, which takes place as part of the Glasgow Film Festival – with what looks to be the biggest line-up ever. Says Alan Jones, FrightFest’s co-director:

Film4 FrightFest is thrilled to be part of the Glasgow Film Festival for its seventh and biggest year. We’ll be showing eleven fantastic premieres, previews and special events to shock, thrill and amaze over two days – plus those must-meet guests from all corners of the genre. So, be part of the best community spirit in the country while watching the best fright stuff currently on offer. There couldn’t be a better way to delve into 2012 and ready yourselves for FrightFest the 13th in August

From Friday February 24th to Saturday February 25th, Film4 FrightFest will be screening Eleven new genre titles, ten of which are UK premieres »

- Phil

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