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Crypt of Curiosities: The Short Films of Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani

  • DailyDead
For my money, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani are two of the best genre directors working today. Their two feature-length gialli, Amer (2009) and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2014) are among the greatest "throwback" films of all-time, taking the vocabulary and iconography of the giallo and twisting it into something new and exciting, all while playing with the cinematic form with a barrage of close-ups, split screens, and Chris Marker-esque jump-cut slideshows. The only downside is that, as of the time of this writing, only the aforementioned gialli are available for viewing, while their latest film, Let the Corpses Tan, won’t be released stateside until this summer. So what’s a fan of hyper-stylized neo-gialli to do? Why, turn to their shorts, of course!

Like many filmmakers, Cattet and Forzani honed the aesthetic they’d use in their later films through their early shorts. Unlike all filmmakers,
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Review: "My Name Is Nobody" (1973) Starring Terence Hill And Henry Fonda; Blu-ray Release From Image

  • CinemaRetro
By John Lemay

My Name is Nobody is many things: a 1973 spoof of the “young and old gunslingers” sub-genre that began with For a Few Dollars More; Henry Fonda’s last Western (and Sergio Leone’s to an extent); and even a eulogy on the dying of the Spaghetti Western itself. Spearheaded by Sergio Leone himself, Nobody was directed by Tonino Valerii (Day of Anger) and teams Once Upon a Time in the West’s Henry Fonda with They Call Me Trinity’s Terence Hill. As a combo of Leone’s straight westerns and Hill’s “Beans Westerns” (a slang term for comedic Spaghettis) it amounts to quite the crossover film and could’ve easily been called “Once Upon A Time in the West They Called Me Trinity.” While it is never as funny as Hill’s two Trinity films or as epic as Leone’s “horse operas” it is
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Day of Anger | Blu-ray Review

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In the enduring, boundless shadow of Sergio Leone’s legacy, a deluge of neglected and forgotten Italian genre titles languish undeservedly, ready for rediscovery. Arrow Video has dusted off a masterful example long overdue, Tonino Valerii’s 1967 sophomore feature, Day of Anger (aka Gunlaw). Valerii worked as Leone’s assistant on A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More before launching his own directorial career, re-fashioning the villainous energy of Lee Van Cleef in the actor’s effort to break out on his own. Scripted by Italian genre regular Ernesto Gastaldi (who worked with many masters of giallo film, including Mario Bava, and Sergio Martino), the overtly familiar narrative does little to hamper the enjoyable performances of Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma, replete with several memorable action sequences and set pieces that assist in elevating the title to its deserved reputation.

Lowly street cleaner Scott Mary (Giuliano Gemma
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Hk FilMart: M-Line Dreams Up ‘Wonderful Nightmare’

Hk FilMart: M-Line Dreams Up ‘Wonderful Nightmare’
M-Line Distribution’s FilMart lineup is headed by three new titles that the company has picked up recently.

Family comedy “Wonderful Nightmare,” starring Um Jung-hwa (“Venus Talk”) and Song Seung-hun (“Obsessed”), is about a single lawyer who dies, then comes back to life as an ordinary woman — due to a clerical error.

Currently in production, the Kang Hyo-jin-directed film is set for a May release.

Medical horror film “The Black Hand” also debuts through M-Line in Hong Kong. Directed by Park Jae-sik, “Black Hand” stars the sexy Han Go-eun (“City of Damnation”) and Kim Sung-soo (“R2B: Return to Base”). Unusually for South Korea, it is not targeted at the summer market and is instead set to release in April in South Korea.

Another new title that M-Line has picked up is “Untouchable Lawmen.” Directed by comedy expert Shin Dong-yeop (“Days of Wrath”), “Lawmen” is a comic action feature that
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Korea's M-Line has 'Wonderful Nightmare'

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Korea's M-Line has 'Wonderful Nightmare'
Exclusive: Korea’s M-Line Distribution has picked up three films for international sales.

The pick-ups are led by family drama Wonderful Nightmare, starring Uhm Jeong-hwa (Dancing Queen) and Song Seung-heon (Obssessed).

Directed by Kang Hyo-jin (Dirty Blood, Twilight Gangsters), the film follows a fast-tracked lawyer who is killed in an automobile accident. She wakes in heaven to find that her death was a clerical error and it was actually an old woman with the same name who was meant to die.

To hide the mistake, she is asked to live as another woman - a housewife who was also killed by mistake – for just one month. Married to a very ordinary civil servant with a difficult teenage daughter and a precocious six-year-old, she finds herself changing in unexpected ways.

The film, in post-production, is set for a May release in Korea.

M-Line also has comic action feature Untouchable Lawmen, starring Yim Chang-jung and Choi Daniel.

Directed by Shin
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The Dream of a Thing: Straub’s "Kommunisten"

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[...] and also, indeed more, perhaps in those who were in no way exceptional and have left no trace, there was something that went beyond the struggle against Nazism, something – be it only for a moment, the last one – that contributed, whether they knew it or not, to the “dream of a thing” which men have had “for so long,” to the enormous dream of men.These words of Franco Fortini, spoken in Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s Fortini/Cani (1978), are a kind of summation of one of the major themes of their work. From one film to the next, they return to this “dream of a thing”: the day Camille dreams of in Eyes Do Not Want to Close At all Times (1969) when “Rome will allow herself to choose in her turn,” human’s desire to commune with the gods in From the Cloud to the Resistance (1979), the “new duties,
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"Day Of Anger", "Blind Woman's Curse" and "Mark Of The Devil"

  • SneakPeek
Mvd Entertainment Group will distribute 'cult titles' from the UK's Arrow Video with deluxe restored material, pioneering packaging solutions and newly commissioned artwork:

Launch titles include Tonino Valerii's 'spaghetti western', "Day of Anger" aka "Gunlaw" (1967) starring Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma, available March 17, Michael Armstrong's "Mark of the Devil" (1970) available March 24 and "Blind Woman's Curse" (1970) available March 31.

"...with music by Riz Ortolani punctuated by gunfire, 'Day Of Anger', presented here in an exclusive high-definition restoration from the original 'Techniscope' negative stars Lee Van Cleef ('The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'), as master gunfighter 'Frank Talby' and Giuliano Gemma as street cleaner 'Scott Mary', relentlessly bullied by the people of the small town of 'Clifton'. When Talby rides into town, Scott seizes the opportunity to lift himself out of the gutter, and possibly even surpass Talby's own skills. But what is Talby doing in Clifton in the first place?
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Film Review: ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’

Film Review: ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’
A kimchi Western with a heavy helping of spaghetti and tasty trimmings of humor, “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” delivers a thoroughly entertaining if overlong gallop through the trusty old story of honorable bandits stealing from nasty rich people and distributing the proceeds to downtrodden peasants. , “Kundo” has run rampant at the South Korean box office, and should continue to do well abroad with its high-impact action sequences and funky Tarantino-esque packaging.

Setting the all-time record for opening-day biz (but eclipsed a week later by seafaring actioner “The Admiral: Roaring Currents,” now the highest-grossing South Korean film ever made), “Kundo” is a rollicking good ride that’s marred just slightly by its tendency to linger a little too long on minor story threads here and there. But in the more critical departments of supplying well-defined heroes worth rooting for, hissable villains and an infectious spirit of fun and adventure, the film scores high marks.
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Music in Film: Django Unchained

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Feature Ivan Radford 21 Feb 2013 - 07:47

Quentin Tarantino's use of pre-recorded songs comes under the spotlight in Ivan's latest Music in Film...

“I don’t normally use original score. I don’t trust any composer to do it.”

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That’s Quentin Tarantino in a nutshell: his love of music rivals his love of film. A new Tarantino album is now an event in itself, so it’s hard not to devote an entire column to the director with Django Unchained in cinemas.

Eclectic is the word most used to describe Tarantino’s soundtracks, which hop around his record collection like an excited teenager who just snuck into his parent’s bedroom. Django is no exception, but marks the largest amount of original music in any of his films to date.

Just how big a deal is that?

The director’s use of music has changed over the years. Back
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A Guide to the Film References in Django Unchained

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(This article contains some minor spoilers for Django Unchained and be warned that most of the clips included are Nsfw)

Like many of Tarantino’s previous films Django Unchained is filled to the brim with film references. Below I’ve attempted to guide you through some of these references and links to other films.

I’ve only seen the film once at a screening and am sure that given the opportunity to sit down with the film on Blu-ray I will undoubtedly find even more, so the following is in no way definitive but hopefully provides some answers to for those wondering what Tarantino was referencing in Django Unchained. Also, most importantly, hopefully it will lead you to check out some of the films in question.

The most obvious film reference in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is right there in the title. Django was a 1966 ‘spaghetti western’ directed by
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Ricky D’s Favourite Cult Films #22: Essential Viewing for fans of ‘Django Unchained’ Part 3

December was Tarantino Month here at Sos, and since January is dedicated to westerns, I thought it would be best to whip up some articles spotlighting films that influenced Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Since I began my list back in December, I’ve noticed similar lists popping up online – all of which are somewhat suspect, since they recommend some terrible films. For my money, all of the movies listed below are essential viewing for fans of Django Unchained, and come highly recommended.

Note: This is the third of a three part article.

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I Giorni dell’ira (Blood and Grit) (Day of Anger) (Gunlaw) (Days of Wrath)

Directed by Tonino Valerii

Written by Ernesto Gastaldi, Tonino Valerii, Renzo Genta

Italy, 1967

Day of Anger is a spaghetti western directed by Tonino Valerii, who began his career as Sergio Leone’s assistant and would later direct My Name Is Nobody (1973). Lee Van Cleef stars as Frank Talby,
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'Django Unchained' Drops Soundtrack Listing And Final Trailer

'Django Unchained' Drops Soundtrack Listing And Final Trailer
By Hannah Soo Park

We're only just a few weeks away from the Christmas premiere of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," but that doesn't mean we wouldn't appreciate another sneak peek at the long-awaited western flick.

Lucky for us, The Weinstein Company debuted the movie's final full-length theatrical trailer (via Yahoo! Movies)—packed with brisk gunshots and plenty of snappy dialogue, the short-but-sweet promo certainly doesn't skimp out on delivering Tarantino's dynamic mix of action and music.

Bullets and whips aside, if you're a Tarantino fan, you'll probably be just as delighted to know that we've also been given a preview of the movie's soundtrack. The list includes tracks by Rick Ross (whose "100 Black Coffins" plays in the aforementioned trailer), Ennio Morricone, James Brown and John Legend, as well as songs from the original 1966 version of "Django" and "Kill Bill."

Read the full listing and watch the final trailer after the jump!
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Django Unchained Full Soundtrack Details Revealed

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Django Unchained Full Soundtrack Details Revealed
The Weinstein Company, Quentin Tarantino and Loma Vista Recordings today announced the release of Quentin Tarantino'S Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Django Unchained marks the first time that Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award nominated director Quentin Tarantino has collaborated with artists to create original music for use in the film and original motion picture soundtrack. The soundtrack will be in stores and at all digital retailers on Tuesday, December 18th. The film release of Django Unchained will be on December 25, 2012 by The Weinstein Company in the U.S. and by Sony Pictures internationally.

Pre-orders for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack are available starting today: clickHere

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new and exclusive original music and compositions from of the most prominent figures in film and music today including, Rick Ross' "100 Black Coffins" produced by and featuring Jamie Foxx,
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Django Unchained Launches Emerging Artists Contest

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Django Unchained Launches Emerging Artists Contest
The Weinstein Company announced an online contest today, where aspiring filmmakers can submit an original short inspired by Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. One lucky winner will meet the director at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Take a look at the filmmaker's video message to all prospective contestants, and read on for full details regarding this contest.

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The Weinstein Company and Red Bull North America are excited to announce an online contest for emerging filmmakers with Quentin Tarantino at the helm. Quentin has charged filmmakers with the challenge to "find your own voice," and has exclusively harnessed the power of Red Bull Media House to help get the word out.

Starting June 15th, contestants will have the opportunity to inspire Quentin Tarantino with their own original content. Contestants will have two weeks to create and submit an original multi-media piece that will be viewed and judged by Quentin and his team.
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Inspire Quentin Tarantino in the Django Unchained Emerging Artist Contest; Film Coming to Comic-Con?

  • Collider.com
Though one wouldn’t necessarily peg Quentin Tarantino as the corporate sponsor type, the director is taking part in a decidedly Tarantino-esque contest sponsored by Red Bull for his upcoming film Django Unchained. It was announced today that The Weinstein Company and Red Bull Media House are launching an online contest for emerging filmmakers to put together an original multi-media piece that will be viewed and judged by Tarantino and his team. The task is to make a piece that is at most three-minutes in length and incorporates footage from either the official Django Unchained trailer or from one of three of Tarantino’s favorite spaghetti westerns that inspired his latest film: Django (1966), The Grand Duel (1972) and Day of Anger (1967). Hit the jump for more details, including the possibility of Tarantino and Django Unchained coming to Comic-Con and a video message from Tarantino himself. Starting today, fans can head over
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For Those About to Schlock, the B Movie Celebration Salutes You

If you have a deep rooted love for b-movies and will be in or near Franklin, Indiana this September, there’s a film festival taking place that is just for you. With everything from b-movie classics to world premieres and several top names from the world of B-filmdom in attendance, think of the B Movie Celebration as the Cannes Film Festival for aficionados of fine schlock.

The annual center of all b-Movie fandom celebration is back again September 23rd-25th in Franklin, Indiana. This year, besides a Huge list of classic films being screened, there are also a few world premieres and screenings of some very eagerly anticipated films. There's the world premieres of Fred Olen Ray's "Dino Wolf" [aka "Dire-Wolf"], David A. Prior's "Night Claws", Jim Wynorski's "Camel Spiders", and screenings of other hotly anticipated titles such as "The Millennium Bug", "El Monstro Del Mar", "Rare Exports:
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The Best Movies About Witches (Part 2)

#7- The Crucible (1996)

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Tagline: “Arthur Miller’s timeless tale of truth on trial.”

Arthur Miller’s story of hysteria, persecution and social injustice, The Crucible, was written during Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee hearings (for which Miller was called to testify in 1956). Miller has never claimed that his story is historically accurate, but many of the facts correspond to events that actually occurred in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 when a superstitious terror gripped the Puritan town. 19 villagers were hung as witches, four others died in prison and one was pressed to death when he refused to answer questions. The Crucible offers a layered examination of mob hysteria, and of the Puritan mindset on which America was founded in a community destroyed by guilt, prejudice, paranoia and betrayal. Well-paced direction, and fine performances from Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder and Joan Allen.

#6- Black Death (2010) -

Director:
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Death Rides a Horse

Lee Van Cleef has a long and respected standing in the Spaghetti Western industry. His career in Italian cinema has seen him feature in some of the best (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), some of the more mediocre (The Grand Duel), and some of the absolute worst (God's Gun) that the genre has to offer. But with films such as The Big Gundown and For a Few Dollars More on the CV, the duds are easily forgiven.

Another film that exonerates the horrendous wig sported by the man with the gunsight eyes in God's Gun, is Giulio Petroni's 1967 epic, Death Rides a Horse. It may be a simple, bog-standard tale of revenge, but it's one that's told with the style and visual appeal unique to the very best examples of Spaghetti Westdom.

The somewhat mundanely named Bill (John Phillip Law), a man who drew the short straw
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Johnny Yuma

Samantha, the calculating wife of rich landowner Thomas Felton, plots to have her husband killed so that she and her equally ruthless brother, Pedro, can inherit the farm. After carrying out their plan and framing one of the servants for the murder, the conniving duo are more than a little put out when Felton's nephew, the rightful heir to the ranch Johnny Yuma (Matt Damon), arrives on the scene. Samantha hires an ex-lover, gunfighter Carradine (Lawrence Dobkin), to take care of Yuma, and with both him and her sadistic brother on the trail of the eponymous hero, the scene is set for an epic showdown.

Romolo Guerrieri ($10,000 For a Massacre) made Johnny Yuma during the early days of the Spaghetti Western boom. In 1966, before the impact of Sergio Corbucci's Django (also 1966) changed the game yet again, the Spaghetti Western was still largely influenced by Sergio Leone's Fistful of
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California

Reduced to catching frogs for food, Confederate soldiers returning from the war are treated as second-class citizens and hunted down by a gang of bounty hunters (in a similar premise to The Great Silence), operating under the protection of local law enforcement agencies.

Guiliano Gemma (The Day of Anger, A Pistol For Ringo) plays Michael 'California' Random, one such soldier who takes the naive Willy Preston (Miguel Bose) under his wing. When his companion is shot in the back and strung up for stealing a horse, California travels to his parents' Georgia ranch to break the bad news. In typical style he falls for Helen, his dead comrade's sister, and following the senseless killing of three Confederates by bounty killer Rope Whitaker (Raimund Harmstorf) and his men, he gets caught up in the ensuing crossfire as federal agents arrive to take Whitaker down. The sister is taken hostage as the gang make their escape,
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