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To keep current, business owners seek out new ways in which to not only maintain their current clientele but also ways in which to attract new audiences. The casino industry does this through many methods including slot machine design. By choosing popular themes, these games are not only appealing to gamblers but fans of that theme as well. For instance, many slot machine games have been inspired by some of the best horror movies of all time.
A movie that also fits the science fiction genre, Alien has also made an impression on the gambling world. The Alien slot machine game is widely available from various online casinos and features a maximum of 15 paylines which provide multiple ways in which to win. The premise of this game is that players must make their way through extra-terrestrial attacks as they close in one the ultimate destination, the Queen Hive. »
He’s fast on his feet, quick with a gun, and faster with the to-die-for beauties that only existed in the swinging ’60s. The superspy exploits of Oss 117 were too big for just one actor, so meet all three iterations of the man they called Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath . . . seriously.
Oss 117 Five Film Collection
Kl Studio Classics
1963-1968 / B&W and Color / 1:85 widescreen + 2:35 widescreen / 528 min. / Street Date September 26, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 59.95
Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Nadia Sanders, Irina Demick, Daniel Emilfork; Kerwin Matthews, Pier Angeli, Robert Hossein; Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Perrette Pradier, Dominique Wilms, Raymond Pellegrin, Annie Anderson; Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlad, Jitsuko Yoshimura; John Gavin, Margaret Lee, Curd Jurgens, Luciana Paluzzi, Rosalba Neri, Robert Hossein, George Eastman.
Cinematography: Raymond Pierre Lemoigne »
- Glenn Erickson
Jamie Lee Curtis surprised everyone by announcing that she's returning to the Halloween franchise, which launched her career into superstardom, but did you know that she almost didn't get the part? Director John Carpenter originally wanted Anne Lockhart, the daughter of Lassie actress June Lockhart, to play the role of Laurie Strode. Debra Hill, a producer for the film, felt Curtis would have a greater value for the film's publicity because she is the daughter of Janet Leigh, who famously starred in the psychological horror film Psycho. Carpenter had never seen Curtis's acting chops, but later admitted he "was absolutely wrong" after her stellar performance in the movie, and we'd have to agree. Can you imagine anyone else besides Curtis playing the younger sibling of Michael Myers? We can't either. »
- Terry Carter
This month marks the one-year anniversary of Catalog from the Beyond! I thank those of you who have followed along with my inane babbling for the last twelve months, and to celebrate, I’ve decided to do an extra large edition featuring not one, but two movies that I’ve been circling since I started this column. I’ve said before that I was a latecomer to the Psycho franchise, with my rationale being that the movie was so ingrained in pop culture that I assumed I knew what it had to offer without needing to actually watch it. Now, of course, I know that I was very wrong. But after finally coming to my senses, I subsequently noticed a sizable portion of the horror community that also sings the praises of the two sequels that it spawned in 1983 and 1986.
What intrigued me about these two movies is that although »
- Bryan Christopher
The documentary’s title refers to the number of setups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the notorious shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror masterpiece. Rather than focusing on the film as a whole, Alexandre Philippe’s documentary 78/52 shines the spotlight on just one Psycho scene in particular. The stabbing death of a showering Marion Crane is one of […] »
- Brad Miska
The best horror writers know that the scariest terrors come from within ourselves. At least, that seems to be the motto behind “Insidious: The Last Key,” the fourth chapter in Blumhouse’s chilling “Insidious” franchise. While the first movie sent Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne to grapple with terrors from their past, the fourth will do the same for parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), if this chilling new trailer is any indication.
“The Last Key” returns Elise to the home of her youth yet again, with demonologists Specs (Leigh Whannell, who wrote the script) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) to help her tame the terrors lurking. This time, a young girl is living in the house, which IMDb suggests is a teenage Elise (Hana Hayes). Down in a dark basement, a set of prison-like doors open slowly to reveal an army of decaying spirits freed from their shackles right in front of our eyes. »
- Jude Dry
It’s a moment we’ve witnessed in the movies a thousand times. Two people are fighting, one of them holding a gun, and when the other one tries to wrest it from him, they tussle a bit and the gun just…goes off. Boom! Like that. It’s an “accident” that has the cosmic convenience of killing somebody who deserved to die. (It’s homicide committed by happenstance.) “The Private Life of a Modern Woman,” James Toback’s loose-limbed existential meta-thriller, is built around just such an incident. Vera, a famous New York actress played with tremulous distraught layers by Sienna Miller, has let a reckless-punk petty-criminal ex-boyfriend (Nick Matthews) into her apartment. He attacks her, and the two draw close, his gun right there in between them. And then — boom! — he’s dead.
According to the logic of movies (or even life), Vera has nothing to feel guilty about; she was acting in pure, urgent »
- Owen Gleiberman
After winning the top prize at this year’s Locarno International Film Festival’s Signs of Life sidebar section (a program dedicated to “investigating experimental forms of narration and innovations in film language”), Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias’ “Cocote” will next hit Tiff’s similarly ambitious Wavelengths section later this month. Bundled up in a surprisingly staid plot — a man returns home to help bury his father, and family dramas come to a head — is a bold and unnerving drama about personal choice and religious power.
Per the film’s official synopsis, it “is the story of Alberto, an evangelical gardener, returns to his hometown to attend his father’s funeral, killed by an influential man. To mourn the deceased, he is forced to participate in religion celebrations that are contrary to his will and beliefs.”
In our exclusive new trailer, that story is at the fore, but so »
- Kate Erbland
IFC have released a trailer for the intriguing new Alfred Hitchcock doc, 78/52, which takes a forensic look at Psycho's most infamous scene and how it changed the course of modern filmmaking. The doc is directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) and features a roster of filmmakers, critics and fans including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth and Peter Bogdanovich. About the film: With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the movie going experience. Aided by - director Alexandre O. Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho receives the obsessive documentary it deserves with 78/52. Alexandre O. Phillippe’s new film broadly explores the making and legacy of Psycho, but also devotes a large portion of its running time to one infamous moment: the shower scene, where Hitchcock changed cinema forever with 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits.
Phillippe has assembled a who’s who of talent to wax poetically on Psycho and its shower scene, including Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, writer Bret Easton Ellis, Walter Murch, Danny Elfman, Elijah Wood, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Oz Perkins, the respective children of Psycho stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins.
See the film’s trailer below.
The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, »
- Chris Evangelista
Psycho is one of the most acclaimed thrillers ever made. In fact, Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1960 classic is one of the best films of all time, regardless of genre. It’s been studied endlessly by scholars, cinephiles and film critics alike, and now a new documentary breaks down the film’s most iconic scene, pouring over every significant detail […]
The post ’78/52′ Trailer: A Gloriously Detailed Breakdown of the Most Iconic Scene From ‘Pyscho’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
In the IFC Midnight documentary 78/52, director Alexandre O. Phillippe thoroughly dissects the memorable — and terrifying — shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s game-changing horror film Psycho. With the help of filmmakers, critics, and fans including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth and Peter Bogdanovich, the docu pulls back the shower curtain and takes a stab at breaking down the scene frame by frame. The title 78/52 refers to the 78… »
"Psycho you felt could happen to you..." IFC Midnight has unveiled the first official trailer for a very unique filmmaking documentary titled 78/52, analyzing and examining the seminal shower scene from Hitchcock's Psycho. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and played at numerous other fests all year, finally opening in theaters this October. From The People vs. George Lucas director Alexandre O. Phillippe, 78/52 is an "unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), the 'man behind the curtain', and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema." This had good buzz coming out of Sundance, even though the first comparisons that came up referenced the Kubrick doc Room 237 (which some people hate). I dig the poster art for this as well (see below), and the film looks like it's a fascinating breakdown of one of the most iconic moments in cinema history. »
- Alex Billington
Arriving just in time to slice and dice screens during the Halloween season comes Alexandre O. Phillipe's documentary 78/52, named after the 78 shots and 52 cuts that comprise the primal terror of Psycho’s infamous shower scene. A frame-by-frame deconstruction of the sequence, the myth, and the way it changed moviegoing culture forever, 78/52 debuted to warm reviews at Sundance earlier this year and will no doubt be a sweet seasonal treat for fans of Alfred Hitchcock, legacy horror, and the precise construction that goes into the craft of filmmaking.
- Daniel Crooke
The documentary’s title refers to the number of setups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the notorious shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror masterpiece. Rather than focusing on the film as a whole, Alexandre Philippe’s documentary 78/52 shines the spotlight on just one Psycho scene in particular. The stabbing death of a showering Marion […] »
- John Squires
We’ve been anxiously awaiting more details about IFC’s plans for the Alexandre O. Philippe-directed documentary 78/52, which deconstructs the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho; and today we have the official release date and a new trailer to share thanks… Continue Reading →
The post IFC Comes Clean with a Trailer and Release Date for Psycho Documentary 78/52 appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
The scene that changed cinema forever is getting the ultimate honor: A film devoted entirely to its brilliance. “78/52,” a documentary about Janet Leigh’s infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” takes its opaque title from the number of shots and cuts in the three minute sequence (78 camera set-ups, 52 edits). Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, the film features interviews with the crème de la crème of cinephiles: Jamie Lee Curtis, Guillermo del Toro, Elijah Wood, Danny Elfman, Bret Easton Ellis, Peter Bogdanovich, Karyn Kusama, and more lend their insights into the scene’s lasting legacy.
“78/52” was regarded warmly by critics following its Sundance premiere, and recently released a trailer in anticipation of its theatrical run. The trailer opens with Hitchcock’s unmistakable baritone in voiceover: “I once made a movie. It was intended to cause people to scream and yell, but I was horrified that some people took it seriously. »
- Jude Dry
IFC Midnight has released the 78/52 trailer. The title refers to the 78 shots and the 52 cuts in the shower scene from Psycho. Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary is pretty much entirely about this one scene, which makes it a fascinating film. The movie goes deep into the film’s most famous scene how it transformed cinema, and this up close dissection is a masterful way of looking not only at the art of Psycho, but also Alfred Hitchcock’s direction. As I said in my review from Sundance, 78/52 feels essential for anyone who’s just … »
- Matt Goldberg
57 years have passed since Alfred Hitchcock shocked audiences with “Psycho,” and while the decades since have seen plenty of iconic horror sequences, the shower scene with Janet Leigh still towers above them all. A masterclass in editing, framing, scoring and more, Hitchcock created a sequence — delivered in the middle of the film, no less — that astounds even today, and the upcoming documentary “78/52” deconstructs its genius.
Continue reading ’78/52′ Trailer: ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene Gets Deconstructed at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
This is a decent zombie horror-comedy from multitalented director Peter Ricq. While on vacation, three kids discover a nearby neighbor is harboring her undead family who need to be fed, and they have to save their unsuspecting parental guardians. It’s kind of a tourist trap led up by Lauren Holly as the neighbor. There’s some good humor from the father Roger (Donavon Stinson) who’s got good timing even if those around him don’t. He was the highlight for me, while the kids were all decent as well.
This is a fun little zombie flick, offering up cute comedy and decent gore effects, but it doesn’t bring anything new to the table. The biggest problem for me was a tonal shift; what’s relatively lighthearted for 90% of the movie is heavily marred by a shockingly grim finale. Worth a look for fans of the genre, »
- Mike Hassler
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