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DVD Playhouse--November 2012

14 November 2012 3:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

Pier Paolo Pasolini’S Trilogy Of Life (Criterion) Pier Paolo Pasolini was Italy’s last Neo-Realist, a product of post-ww II Europe who was fervently Catholic, openly gay, defiantly Marxist, and one of the most original voices of the 20th century’s second half. Before his brutal murder in 1975 (after the premiere of his still-controversial swan song, “Salo”), Pasolini directed a trilogy of films based on masterpieces of medieval literature: Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” and “The Thousand and One Nights (also known as “The Arabian Nights”). The three films celebrate the uninhibited, earthy, raw carnal nature of the original texts, leaving little to the imagination, but also offering Pasolini’s own very unique and pointed views on modern society, consumerism, religious and sexual mores (and hypocrisies), and an unexpurgated celebration of the human body, both male and female. Extraordinary production design by Dante Ferretti and another evocative, »

- The Hollywood

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Sweet Sixteen: Fantasia Becoming the Cannes of Genre Film Fests

18 July 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

An adolescent’s sixteenth birthday marks a turning point in life when maturation occurs at a much more rapid pace and the teenager begins to be faced with difficult and important decisions that will shape their future. The same can be said of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, set to kick off its sixteenth edition tomorrow: its Super Sweet Sixteen promises to be nothing if not interesting. That’s not to say that the main focus of North America’s largest genre film festival is changing; in fact, between prolific director Takashi Miike’s festival opener For Love’s Sake – fresh from Cannes and having its North American premiere – and the Canadian premiere of animation studio Laika’s Paranorman, which closes the fest three weeks later, filmgoers will have a whopping 160 films from around the world to choose from. Sitges eat your heart out.

Where Fantasia seems to be »

- Jason Widgington

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Fantasia 2012: New Images Torn Straight from the Doomsday Book

4 July 2012 6:06 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

More images are coming out of this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. Up next for you cats are another couple of glimpses inside the new horror anthology from Korea, entitled Doomsday Book. The festival begins July 19 and will run all the way through August 7.

For the film Korean directors Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters) and Yim Pil-sung (Hansel & Gretel) collaborate on three tales that (as you'll see from the trailers below) are packing quite a punch. Look for more on this one really soon!


Two acclaimed Korean directors unfurl three unique stories of human self-destruction in the modern high-tech era. In hopes of restoring humane compassion in the insusceptible modern age, the film displays an alternative form of genuine humanity. And thus you are stepping into the world of the future, where a series of unexpected stories awaits you. All these stories originate from the earth. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Fantasia 2012 announces first wave of films and events

18 June 2012 4:34 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s that time again. The Fantasia Film Festival is once again imminent, ready to take over Montreal for three weeks with a barrage of genre films and oddball features from all over the world. Running from July 19th to August 7th, this year’s iteration promises to be another insane smorgasbord of the world’s wildest movies. Besides the initial list of films that have been confirmed below, expect another 10,000 or so when the full lineup is revealed.

We can also expect appearances from Tony Todd and Mark Hamill, promoting their new movie Sushi Girl, directed by Ken Saxton, as well as a spotlight on Jennifer Lynch (!), which will include her new feature Chained and the Hissss making-of documentary Despite the Gods. The Documentaries from the Edge section is getting a boost this year as well, though only two titles ( My Amityville Horror and We are Legion: The Story »

- Simon Howell

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Fantasia 2012: First Wave Of Films Announced!

18 June 2012 11:57 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and thrills starting July 19 and running all the way through August 7. Read on for the latest!

The full 2012 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed next month, and we've got all the preliminary details for you below!

Fantasia Proudly Presents The World Premiere Launch Of A Unique, All-star Travelling Art Show

If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror Movies

Cinematheque Quebecoise, July 20– July 29

Opening gala July 20, 5Pm

Imagine an alternative universe of Canadian horror movies that didn’t get made, couldn’t get made and maybe even shouldn’t get made… but we’d still love to see.

Rue Morgue magazine Editor-in-Chief Dave Alexander brings together some of Canada and Quebec’s most celebrated genre filmmakers with some of the country’s best »

- Uncle Creepy

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