Turkish Delight (1973) - News Poster

News

How To Make The Turkish Delights From the Chronicles of Narnia

Maybe there’s a reason why we don’t always take every recipe we see from the movies so literally when we attempt to make it. Turkish Delight from The Chronicles of Narnia ala the White Witch looks like it might be something almost like a cross between sugar-coated Jello and candy, but in truth it’s really something a lot different. The gelatinous stuff seems like it would be easy to make so long as you pay attention to the directions and don’t add too much of something or not enough of something else. Obviously you’re going to be working with sugar,

How To Make The Turkish Delights From the Chronicles of Narnia
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Horror Channel FrightFest – Halloween Event Poster Round-Up

From the emotional making of a low-budget slasher to zombie nightmares, Gothic horrors, an outrageously strange mind cult, a sci-fi alien action extravaganza, a comic strip creature feature and the last word in Killer Clowns, this year’s Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 line-up is an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and extreme… In celebration of the event here’s brand-new posters for threee of the films airing today at the Empire Haymarket, London.

Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare

A funny, sad, candid and revealing documentary on the making of Red Christmas. Sick of playing quirky roles on Australian TV shows, actor/filmmaker Craig Anderson puts everything on the line to make his first low budget slasher about an aborted foetus seeking revenge on its family. With money issues, union troubles, an angry Hollywood Scream Queen and even a circumcision to overcome, we follow Craig’s nail-biting rollercoaster production
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Horror Channel FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2017 event

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its lineup for the 7th annual West End Halloween chillorama, an all-day shocktoberfest at the Empire Haymarket on Sat October 28th 2017, which this year features one world, one European and five UK premieres.

“After FrightFest’s successful return to central London in August for our biggest and most acclaimed event yet, we’re pleased to announce our equally ambitious, and extended Halloween spooktacular,” said Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director. “The line-up is a heady cocktail of horror, fantasy and sci-fi, which we hope haunts your nightmares until our Glasgow grindhouser next March”.

Here’s the full line-up…

10:00 Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare (European Premiere)

Director: Gary Doust. Cast: Craig Anderson, Dee Wallace, Gerard Odwyer, Bryan Moses, Robert Anderson. Australia 2017. 99 mins.

A funny, sad, candid and revealing documentary on the making of Red Christmas, a recent FrightFest favourite. Sick of playing quirky roles on Australian TV shows,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

FrightFest Halloween 2017 line-up announced

The line-up for this years Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 event has just been announced and features seven choice shockers for the 7th annual West End Halloween event. This year, the all-day shocktoberfest is at the Empire Haymarket on Saturday October 28th and embraces one world, one European and five UK premieres, spanning three continents… And what a selection! The latest film from Lawrie Brewster (Lord of Tears); the UK premiere of Beyond Skyline And the UK premiere of It Came From the Desert!, the giant ant movie based on the classic Cinemaware video game!

From the emotional making of a low-budget slasher to zombie nightmares, Gothic horrors, an outrageously strange mind cult, a sci-fi alien action extravaganza, a comic strip creature feature and the last word in Killer Clowns, this year’s line-up is an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and extreme. Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director said today:

After
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

August 29th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Slayer, Amsterdamned, The Man With Two Brains

  • DailyDead
August’s home entertainment releases are going out in a blaze of glory, as we have a bunch of great titles coming our way on August 29th, including a handful of cult classics such as The Man with Two Brains, The Manster, Amsterdamned, Vicious Lips, and a two-disc special edition set for The Slayer from Arrow Video.

As far as recent horror titles go, be sure to keep an eye out for Demon, Inconceivable, Timebomb, The Hollow One, The Evil in Us, and Safe Inside. Warner Bros. put together a quad pack Blu-ray set featuring four Stephen King classics (It, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Cat’s Eye) undoubtedly to get everyone ready for Pennywise next month, and Paramount is keeping busy with several Blu-ray re-releases, including Clue, The Addams Family, and Galaxy Quest.

Amsterdamned (Blue Underground, Blu/DVD Combo)

The Danger Lies Just Below the Surface. Down
See full article at DailyDead »

Poldark season 3 episode 6 review

Louisa Mellor Jul 16, 2017

Drake and Morwenna face tragedy in the latest Poldark series 3 episode…

This review contains spoilers.

See related Oculus review

Of the many things Poldark has to recommend it—the escapist beauty of its cast, landscape and baked goods—accessibility is near the top of the list. You could be watching from inside a wheelie bin with the lid down and you’d still be able to grasp what was going on (though admittedly, you’d miss the beauty of the baked goods).

It’s all down to the translucency of motivation. Usefully, everyone in Poldark lists their character goals each morning before brushing their teeth. “I must feed the poor” says Ross, “I must hang the poor” says George, “I’ve got the major hots for one of the poor” says Morwenna. “I’m keen on toads” says Drake.

There’s no murky ambiguity or doubt as
See full article at Den of Geek »

Horror Highlights: Amsterdamned Blu-ray, Comet TV July Contest, Captain Kronos Comic Book, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

  • DailyDead
Blue Underground is resurrecting Amsterdamned on a limited edition Blu-ray / DVD, and we have all the details in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Comet TV's July giveaway, covers for the new Captain Kronos comic book, and a new featurette for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Amsterdamned Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD: Blue Underground will release Amsterdamned on a limited edition Blu-ray / DVD on August 29th.

"Down in the murky depths of Amsterdam’s famous canals lurks a murderous predator. Surfacing at night, he kills at random and disappears without a trace. As the bodies begin to pile up and mass hysteria envelopes the city, Detective Eric Visser is assigned to head the investigation. With only the escalating number of victims to go on, Visser pursues his quarry with a vengeance, unaware that his beautiful new girlfriend may be the mysterious killer’s next victim.

Huub Stapel (The Lift) and Monique van de Ven (Turkish Delight) star in this pulse-pounding thriller written and directed by Dick Maas (Silent Witness), highlighted by an explosive speedboat chase through the city’s narrow canals. Long unavailable on U.S. home video, Blue Underground proudly presents Amsterdamned in a brand-new 2K restoration from the original Dutch negative, approved by Dick Maas!

Extras:

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dick Maas and Editor Hans van Dongen The Making of Amsterdamned Tales From The Canal - Interview with Star Huub Stapel Damned Stuntwork – Interview with Stunt Coordinator Dickey Beer Dutch Trailer S. Trailer Loïs Lane Music Video – “Amsterdamned” (Directed by Dick Maas) Poster & Still Gallery Bonus Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold"

---------

Comet TV July Giveaway: "June is an action packed month over at Comet TV! With so many films you can only see on the Sci-Fi and Horror channel!

But that’s not all, did you know that this July is the 70th anniversary of the famed Roswell UFO crash?

This July 4th beginning at 10Am/9C Aliens Invade! Say wha? Yep, to ring in the 4th, Comet TV is holding an Invasion: Alien Attack Movie Marathon!

There’s Invisible Invaders (1959), The Falling (1987), Strange Invaders (1983) and more!"

Prize Details: (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive (1) prize pack from Comet, including:

(1) Limited Edition custom designed Fidget Spinner (2) Comet TV Popcorn Tubs (1) Comet TV Cylinder Survival Bottle (2) Bags of Popcorn (1) Limited Edition Comet TV Alien Invasion Collector Card

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Comet July Prize Pack Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 6th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per entry method, per household, will be accepted."

---------

Captain Kronos Comic Book: "Captain Kronos will be the second Hammer title following the success of Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire’s The Mummy: Palimpsest​ which hits bookstores in August. ​

Written by Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) with stunning art by Tom Mandrake (Sidekick, The Spectre) Titan Comics’ new series chronicles the adventures of the mysterious and powerful Kronos who has dedicated his life to destroying the evil vampire plague.

Hammer Comics: Captain Kronos #1

​(Part 1 of 4)

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artist: Tom Mandrake

Fc - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: September 27, 2017

In the depths of Eastern Europe, the legendary vampire hunter, Captain Kronos, and his two assistants, Grost and Carla, are called upon to help rid a town of its vampire plague.

However, beneath the surface of the beleaguered town a malevolent force far more evil and deadly is awakening and it might just be the match of Kronos... ​

​Cover A: Mike Perkins

Cover B: Hammer Glamour - Caroline Munro

Cover C: Tom Mandrake"

---------

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Featurette: "EuropaCorp and STXfilms will release Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets in theaters nationwide on July 21.

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, with Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer

Director: Luc Besson

Writer: Screenplay by Luc Besson. Based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, Published by Dargaud.

Producer: Virginie Besson-Silla

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Rating: PG-13"

The post Horror Highlights: Amsterdamned Blu-ray, Comet TV July Contest, Captain Kronos Comic Book, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets appeared first on Daily Dead.
See full article at DailyDead »

Crypt of Curiosities: The Mummies of Hammer Horror

  • DailyDead
Here’s a spicy hot take—I’m as far as one could get from excited for Universal’s new film The Mummy. This isn’t exactly the movie’s fault, per se, as much as it is the world the movie inhabits, a sort of bizarro realm where a Brian Tyler-scored Tom Cruise action spectacle that’s meant to lay the groundwork for a Marvel-style cinematic universe, complete with Dr. Jekyll in the role of Nick Fury, is the most commercially viable way to make a movie about an ancient mummy’s curse. Now, I can see why the film’s being made, and you can’t exactly fault a studio for wanting to chase the money train that is the McU, but personally, I couldn’t care less about the picture being released. Because when I think of mummies, I don’t think of Tom Cruise, or Brendan Fraser,
See full article at DailyDead »

Paul Verhoeven plots lesbian nun drama with 'Elle' star Virginie Efira

Paul Verhoeven plots lesbian nun drama with 'Elle' star Virginie Efira
Producer Saïd Ben Saïd announces production of Blessed Virgin on twitter.

Paul Verhoeven is gearing-up to shoot his second French-language production Blessed Virgin (Sainte Vierge), an adaption of Judith C. Brown’s academic work Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy.

Paris-based producer Said Ben Said, who previously collaborated with Verhoeven on Isabelle Huppert-starrer Elle, confirmed the production via twitter on Tuesday evening.

Sainte Vierge de Paul Verhoeven avec Virginie Efira. En tournage prochainement. pic.twitter.com/kCnSqGYyVc

Saïd Ben Saïd (@saidbensaid66) April 25, 2017

Sbs confirmed the news on Wednesday but had no further details to add.

Belgian actress Virginie Efira – who played a devout Catholic wife in Verhoeven’s last film Elle – has signed to play the central role of controversial 17th century abbess Benedetta Carlini.

Having entered a convent in the Tuscan town of Pescia as a child, Carlini rose-up the ranks, propelled by her claims of a series of lurid
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Elle / Blow Up

Elle

Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

2017 / Color / 2.40:1 widescreen / Street Date March 14, 2017

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling.

Cinematography: Stéphane Fontaine

Film Editor: Job Ter Burg

Written by David Birke

Produced by Saïd Ben Saïd and Michel Merkt

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Michèle Leblanc, glamorous entrepreneur of a successful video game company, is the calm at the center of many storms. Her son’s girlfriend has given birth to another man’s child, an employee is stalking her with anime porn and her botox-ridden mother is betrothed to a male prostitute.

In the face of all this outrageous fortune, Michèle remains cool, calm and collected, even in the aftermath of her own harrowing sexual assault.

Elle, the new film from the Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven, begins with that already infamous assault, our heroine struggling under the weight of her attacker while an unblinking cat perches nearby, watching.
See full article at Trailers from Hell »

Isabelle Huppert Talks Paul Verhoeven Film That Made Her Want to Make ‘Elle’ in Home Video Release Featurette

  • Indiewire
Isabelle Huppert Talks Paul Verhoeven Film That Made Her Want to Make ‘Elle’ in Home Video Release Featurette
Isabelle Huppert gave one of the most dynamic and memorable performances of last year in Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle,” spinning gold out of a tricky character in an even trickier film. But it was Huppert’s familiarity with Verhoeven’s work — specifically “Turkish Delight” — that helped prepare her for it, as she reveals in this exclusive clip ahead of the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release.

Read More: ‘Elle’: Isabelle Huppert on Why Her Controversial Film About Rape Is ‘Post-Feminist’

In a recent career-spanning talk with the Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway, Huppert discusses how her love for “Turkish Delight” was a major part of why she signed on for “Elle” in the first place. She explains how the film “struck her forever” with its balance of comedy and melodrama, and how she found something similar working on “Elle.”

Read More: ‘Isabelle Huppert: A Tribute’ Is Essential Viewing
See full article at Indiewire »

Saluting the film scores of Paul Verhoeven movies

Sean Wilson Mar 16, 2017

From Total Recall and RoboCop through to Turkish Delight and Flesh+Blood, we look at the musical scores of Paul Verhoeven films...

The Netherlands' arch-provocateur and filmmaker extraordinaire Paul Verhoeven is back in cinemas right now with Elle. A characteristically confrontational and provocative thriller, it spins a rape-revenge storyline into a mordantly funny, blackly comic and off-kilter odyssey, and has garnered an Oscar nomination for extraordinary lead Isabelle Huppert in the process.

See related The Maze Runner 3: Dylan O’Brien seriously injured on set Maze Runner 3 release now delayed, Dylan O’Brien still not back

It's exactly what we've come to expect from a veteran director who's done it all, having made jaws drop in both Europe and Hollywood - but beneath Verhoeven's love of excess and shock tactics lurks real artistry, and nowhere is this more evident than in the remarkable run of film scores
See full article at Den of Geek »

5 great board games for utter novices (like me)

Louisa Mellor Feb 22, 2017

Have you heard about these board games they have now? They’re ace. A novice takes her first steps in tabletop gaming…

I owe a lot to board games. They were, after all, my main motivation in learning to read. The youngest of six, my siblings would take out their frustration at having to include me in games through the invention of spurious ‘rules’ the veracity of which their illiterate sister had no way to check. Frowningly constructing the jam sandwich each Monopoly loser must present to the winner (“that’s what it says here”) or shaking out the ritual 10p loser tax from my piggy bank (“blame Hasbro, they wrote it”) I smelt a rat but was powerless. One determined path through a set of Ladybird Learning To Read books later, and I knew I’d been had. The result: an ongoing sense of unspecified mistrust
See full article at Den of Geek »

Berlin 2017: Full international jury announced

The full international jury for this year’s Berlin Film Festival has been announced.

It was previously announced that Paul Verhoeven would head up the jury this year, and now the organizers have released the rest of the jury to judge the films in-competition. They are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia), artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland), actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA), actress Julia Jentsch (Germany), actor and director Diego Luna (Mexico), and director and screenwriter Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China).

This year’s Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festical, kicks off in Germany on February 9th through to the 19th. Keep it Thn for full coverage.

Paul Verhoeven, Jury President, Director, Screenwriter (The Netherlands)

The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven began his directing career in 1969 with the successful Dutch television series Floris. After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, came the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Paul Verhoeven Named Jury President Of 2017 Berlin Film Festival

  • Deadline
Paul Verhoeven Named Jury President Of 2017 Berlin Film Festival
Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven, whose varied career includes credits such as Oscar-nominated Turkish Delight, RoboCop and Total Recall, will serve as jury president of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Verhoeven's latest film Elle, which marked his return to the director’s seat after many years of focusing on writing, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to critical acclaim. It opens German cinemas on February 2, 2017. "With…
See full article at Deadline »

Paul Verhoeven to head Berlin jury

  • ScreenDaily
Paul Verhoeven to head Berlin jury
Dutch director of Elle and RoboCop will serve as jury president at the 67th Berlinale.

The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as jury president of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

“With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety of genres in Europe and Hollywood. His creative, multifaceted boldness and his willingness to experiment are reflected in the spectrum of his works,” said Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale.

After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, about two prostitutes who dream of a conventional middle-class life, Verhoeven directed the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a big hit in the Netherlands that also garnered a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1974 Academy Awards.

Following his international breakthrough Soldier of Orange (1977) - which was nominated for a Golden Globe - and The Fourth Man (1983), Paul Verhoeven moved to Hollywood. There he made
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Director Paul Verhoeven to Head 2017 Berlin Film Festival Jury

Director Paul Verhoeven to Head 2017 Berlin Film Festival Jury
Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director of such varied movies as “Elle,” “Total Recall,” and “Basic Instinct,” will preside over the jury of the 2017 Berlin film festival.

Elle,” Verhoeven’s latest, premiered in Cannes and has been lauded by critics.

“With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety of genres in Europe and Hollywood. His creative, multifaceted boldness and his willingness to experiment are reflected in the spectrum of his works,” said Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale.

Verhoeven was nominated for an Oscar in 1974 for his erotic thriller “Turkish Delight.” He also directed the 1992 sexual thriller “Basic Instinct” with Sharon Stone, which sparked controversy over its storyline and use of nudity.

Verhoeven’s entertainment career began in the 1960s with the Dutch TV series “Floris.” His first feature film, “Diary of a Hooker” (also known as “Business Is Business”) in 1971, focused on the aspirations of two prostitutes.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Paul Verhoeven Receives Career Tribute, Gives Masterclass at Marrakech

Paul Verhoeven Receives Career Tribute, Gives Masterclass at Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco — Dutch helmer Paul Verhoeven, whose most recent pic, “Elle”, is France’s entry to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, received a career tribute at the 16th Marrakech International Film Festival, which he said was the first time he has accepted such a homage.

The ceremony was preceded by a screening of “Robocop” in Marrakech’s Place Jemaa el-Fna.

The career tribute included a screening of “Elle,” presented by lead actress Isabelle Huppert, who was Marrakech jury president in 2014 and in recent weeks has received three major best actress awards – at the Gotham Awards, and from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and New York Film Critics Circle.

Greeting the audience in Arabic, to large applause, Huppert said that, “since his first film, ‘Turkish Delight’ we have been captivated by his obsessions, provocative spirit and his taste for representing the shock of raw violence.”

“Soldiers of
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The Lrm Interview with Elle Director Paul Verhoeven

  • LRM Online
If you were alive in the ‘80s or ‘90s, it was impossible to avoid the ever-presence of Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, whether it was science fiction hits Robocop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers or his erotic thriller Basic Instinct. His 1995 film Showgirls has alternately been cited as a campy classic and one of the worst films ever made.

After 2000’s Hollow Man, Verhoeven turned his back on Hollywood, in a sense, by returning to Holland to make the World War II film Black Book with Carice Van Houten (Game of Thrones), but now Verhoeven is back with Elle, a French revenge thriller starring French femme fatale Isabelle Huppert as a woman raped in her home who decides to get revenge in a rather unconventional way.

Lrm sat down with the veteran filmmaker to talk about his new film—and there’s a mild Spoiler Warning here, since he does allude
See full article at LRM Online »

‘Elle’ Director Paul Verhoeven’s 10 Tips For a Successful Career After Hollywood

‘Elle’ Director Paul Verhoeven’s 10 Tips For a Successful Career After Hollywood
These are challenging times for any filmmaker who doesn’t want to be told what to do. Chasing a slice of the Hollywood studio pie almost always brings compromise, and many foreign-born directors return to their home countries and assemble independent film and television projects.

That was the path of Dutch-born Paul Verhoeven, whose career began in his own language with “Soldier of Orange” and the Oscar-nominated “Turkish Delight.” From there he forged an A-list career that included “Basic Instinct” (which played competition in Cannes) “RoboCop,” “Total Recall,” “Starship Troopers,” and, yes, “Showgirls.” His last Hollywood movie was “Hollow Man” with Kevin Bacon in 2000.

When Verhoeven could no longer find material that suited him, he went back to Holland. His 2006 Dutch World War II drama “Black Book” (Sony Pictures Classics) starred Carice Van Houten, before she joined “Game of Thrones,” and was shortlisted for the foreign Oscar.

Now he has
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites