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Drive-In Dust Offs: Planet Of The Vampires (1965)

24 September 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A spaceship heads to a remote planet to answer an Sos. Upon arrival on the fog covered world, they discover an insidious alien race that needs warm bodies to propagate their species. Yeah, I love Alien (1979) too! However, the film I’m referring to is Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires (1965), an influential departure for the prolific horror auteur and a gorgeously rendered sci-fi/horror blend.

Now, by no means am I suggesting that Sir Ridley Scott borrowed from Mario Bava (he claimed he never saw Planet beforehand); but I will say that this film also has a giant alien skeleton at the helm of a ship. Regardless of influence (or lack thereof), Planet still plays today due to Bava’s magnificent brushstrokes that drip from every frame.

Planet of the Vampires was also released as (take a deep breath): Planet of Blood, Terror in Space, The Haunted Planet, »

- Scott Drebit

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Death Race 2050 Is Coming to New York Comic Con

24 September 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Frankenstein is back, and he's packing some heat! This October, fans can take the wheel with the iconic half-man, half machine to celebrate the brand new installment in the renowned cult franchise at New York Comic Con. To celebrate the announcement, we have the first set photo from Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, which teases the heat this race car legend will be packing.

Fans will be able to join legendary filmmaker Roger Corman and action star Manu Bennett at an exclusive panel and autograph signing on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This precedes the movie's Blu-ray and Digital HD release in 2017. Roger Corman is seen in the first sneak peek photo, giving Frankenstein's classic era machine gun a once over before it gets put to the test on set.

That's right, drivers! It's time to start your engines for the ultimate competition in Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, a pulse-pounding »

- MovieWeb

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Roger Corman: 5 Reasons He’s Optimistic About the Film World and His Legacy

12 August 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are some figures in film history who fade away along with the era in which they produce the bulk of their work. And then there’s veteran B-movie producer and director Roger Corman, still chipper than ever at 90. As a filmmaker, Corman was responsible for a string of vibrant Edgar Allen Poe adaptations in the early sixties (most of which starred Vincent Price). He also directed William Shatner in his best pre-“Star Trek” performance as a race-baiting lunatic in 1962’s “The Intruder.” But Corman more or less stopped directing movies in 1970 (with the exception of 1990’s “Frankenstein Unbound”) and shifted focus to producing a string of low budget genre efforts — several of which introduced some of the great American filmmakers still working today, including Martin Scorsese, Frances Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, and many others.

Read More: ‘Doomed!’ Exclusive Clip: New Documentary Explores Roger Corman’s Ill-Fated »

- Eric Kohn

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Great Job, Internet!: Screw the Olympics, here are the 10 best fictional film sports

9 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Summer Olympics has its fair share of weird sports, from race walking to trampolining to hammer throwing. But those still don’t quite hold a candle to some of the unusual fictional sports that have been depicted on the big screen—you know, like The Hunger Games. So the Vimeo channel Fandor Keyframe decided to round up the 10 best fake movie sports, from Rollerball to Quidditch.

The 10 Best Fake Movie Sports from Fandor Keyframe on Vimeo.

Disturbingly, quite a few of these sports center on murder, including the aforementioned Hunger Games, the Death Race in Death Race 2000 and the Battle Royale in Battle Royale. But at least Fantastic Mr. Fox’s Whack-bat is there to lighten things up.

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- Caroline Siede

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Talking to Roger Corman, the Pope of Pop Cinema

9 August 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Roger Corman. © Festival del film LocarnoGuest of honor at the Locarno Film Festival's Filmmakers Academy, Roger Corman is in the Swiss town to receive a lifetime achievement award and hold a masterclass open to all festival goers. For a festival like Locarno that continues to celebrate and champion the cinema of independence, to award a luminary like Corman is only natural. Though his pivotal role in the industry he forever changed hasn't always been adequately acknowledged, this year's award is yet another step towards the canonization of a man known as “The Pope of Pop Cinema.” A man whose influence on postwar American cinema cannot be overstated, having launched the careers of people like Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Sylvester Stallone, Ron Howard, Joe Dante, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron and many others, Mr. Corman was kind enough to grant us an interview. Amiable, sharp and unassuming, the legendary »

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Gamera Obscura: The Best Five Minutes of The Purge: Election Year Are Clichéd and Nonsensical

7 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

One of the many reasons I’ve never been terribly successful as a movie reviewer is that I tend to confuse “interesting” with “good.” Consistent with that, yet worse still, as in the case of The Purge: Election Year, is that I’m likely to find a movie’s most incoherent, contradictory, or unbelievable moments its most strangely compelling. Of course one could argue, and plenty of critics have, that the very premise of James DeMonaco’s Purge films is absurd, not just select moments. Twelve hours of legally sanctioned carnage every year? Um… maybe. I guess everything depends on where you go from there, both in tone and the world-building you do around such a premise. Consider Death Race 2000, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games. For me the...

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Locarno fest to pay tribute to Roger Corman

7 June 2016 5:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cult Us director will also be guest of honour at Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy.

Locarno Film Festival (August 3-13) is to pay tribute to Roger Corman, the cult Us filmmaker known as the “king of the B-movie” whose features include The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Death Race 2000 (1975) and Piranha (1978).

The 69th edition of the festival will screen two of his films - The Intruder (1962) and Masque of the Red Death (1964) - and the 90-year-old filmmaker will also hold a masterclass.

In addition, Corman will be guest of honour at Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy, a training project for young directors, which this year received more than 290 applications and selected 15 participants including Leonor Teles, winner of Berlin’s Golden Bear for Best Short Film, and emerging talents from Ethiopia and Madagascar among others.

Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian said: “Merely mentioning the name Roger Corman evokes an approach to understanding and making films that is synonymous with freedom »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Days of Our Lives: Kate Mansi Replaced as Abigail by Soap Rookie Marci Miller

1 June 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On the heels of the news that Jen Lilley is leaving her Days of Our Lives role of scheme queen Theresa Donovan comes word that the also-exiting Kate Mansi has been recast as troubled ingénue Abigail Dimera: Marci Miller will make her debut as Chad’s bride this fall, Soap Opera Digest reports.

RelatedReport: Days of Our LivesJen Lilley Leaving the Role of Theresa

Though a soap rookie, the actress has appeared in a bunch of short films and stars in the upcoming Children of the Corn: Runaway and Death Race 2050, Roger Corman’s upgrade of his 1975 cult classic, »

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Match the Mustang to the movie – quiz

10 May 2016 5:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Oscar-nominated coming-of-age drama Mustang hits cinemas, can you identify which car is from which movie?

I Am Legend

You, Me and Dupree

Mr and Mrs Smith

The House Bunny

Footloose

Cannonball Run II

Starman

Supergirl

Thunderball

Diamonds Are Forever

You Only Live Twice

Goldfinger

Death Race 2000

Nighthawks

Tango & Cash

Lock Up

Mission: Impossible III

War of the Worlds

Knight and Day

Minority Report

Death Becomes Her

Twins

Pretty Woman

Big Business

Menace II Society

Dangerous Minds

Candyman

The Pelican Brief

Scream

Varsity Blues

10 Things I Hate About You

The Faculty

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious 5

Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 7

Misery

Nobody's Fool

Grumpy Old Men

Cliffhanger

0 and above.

You're out of gas

1 and above.

You're out of gas

2 and above.

You're out of gas

3 and above.

You're out of gas

4 and above.

Backseat driver

5 and above.

Backseat driver

6 and above.

Backseat driver

7 and above.

Speed freak

8 and above. »

- Benjamin Lee

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Round-Up: Norman Reedus to Attend Wizard World Cruise, Roger Corman’S Death Race 2050 Bts Photos, Cavity Colors’ New Pins & Patch, The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty, Sherwood Horror

6 April 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Norman Reedus is set to attend Wizard World’s first-ever cruise! The cruise sets sail this December. Also: Death Race 2050 behind-the-scenes photos released in honor of Roger Corman’s 90th birthday, Cavity Colors’ Leatherface pin and Machete Zombie patch, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty trailer and stills, and Sherwood Horror Kickstarter details.

Norman Reedus on Wizard World Cruise: Press Release: “El Segundo, Calif., April 5, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Rose Tours today announced its first Wizard World Cruise, a pop-culture, comic con-themed, three-night journey on the Norwegian Sky, December 2-5, from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. The event will feature celebrities including Norman Reedus as well as an Artist Alley with noted comics creators, cosplay contests, exhibitors, parties, video game tournaments and more.

This will be the only cruise appearance for Reedus. Others scheduled to appear include Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City »

- Tamika Jones

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In Praise of Roger Corman’s The Pit And The Pendulum

13 March 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

On its 55th anniversary, Shock looks at Roger Corman’s terrifying The Pit And The Pendulum. Though he has made hundreds of films (and is currently making a companion movie to his 1975 classic Death Race 2000), spanning over six decades, producer/director and indie genre film pioneer Roger Corman’s 8-picture “Poe Cycle” continues to be among…

The post In Praise of Roger Corman’s The Pit And The Pendulum appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 Begins Filming

19 February 2016 12:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Will Stallone return as Machine Gun Joe?!?

An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians — and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.

In the decades since well-known independent film pioneer and Academy Award® winner Roger Corman first put the iconic anti-hero Frankenstein into the driver’s seat in Death Race 2000, this over-the-top cult classic has hurtled headlong toward cinematic immortality. Among the most enduring of the prolific producer’s legion of memorable films, Death Race 2000 has inspired a »

- Tom Stockman

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Roger Corman announces Death Race 2000 sequel is in production

19 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well this came out of nowhere. It seems as though an official sequel to the cult film Death Race 2000 is now currently in production under the watchful eye of original producer Roger Corman. Details of Death Race 2050 are scarce, but it is said to have a similar plot to the original but will incorporate virtual reality.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of Death Race 2000 fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humor of the original, fueled by a terrific young cast, spectacular vehicles and side-splitting action, literally,” says Corman in the official press release. “Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 puts the pedal to the metal to bring this enduring franchise to a whole new level.”

The original Death Race 2000 was notable for starring David Carradine (Kill Bill) and a young Sylvester Stallone, and would serve as the inspiration for hit PC game Carmageddon during the 1990s. »

- Luke Owen

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Corman To Produce "Death Race 2050"

18 February 2016 8:20 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that the legendary Roger Corman is returning to produce "Death Race 2050" which began production earlier this month in Peru.

A reboot of the original 1975 David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone film "Death Race 2000," the story follows a group of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians - and their fellow drivers.

The new film stars Manu Bennett as Frankenstein, Malcolm McDowell as the Chairman, Burt Grinstead, Marci Miller, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Yancy Butler and Charlie Farrell.

G.J. Echternkamp ("Hard Candy") helms from a script he co-wrote with Matt Yamashita. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Universal Remaking Death Race... Again

18 February 2016 1:40 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

In case you needed any more proof that reboots are happening faster than ever these days, Universal Pictures, who only rebooted Death Race 2000 with Paul W.S. Anderson back in 2008, is already in production on Death Race 2050, which looks to be, not another in their recent series, but a reboot.

The interesting thing here is that Roger Corman is on board as a producing partner and said this about the project in a statement: "This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of Death Race 2000 fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humor of the original, fueled by a terrific young [Continued ...] »

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Filming Underway on Roger Corman’S Death Race 2050

18 February 2016 12:51 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of the Death Race franchise can now buckle up for a new installment, as Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is currently filming in Peru and will be released later this year on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

A reboot of the cult classic Corman-produced Death Race 2000 (the 1975 film shown above), Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (Azog from The Hobbit films) as the feared driver Frankenstein and also features genre legend Malcolm McDowell as the Chairman. The new film is directed by G.J. Echternkamp (Hard Candy) from a screenplay by Matt Yamashita (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda).

A Death Race remake directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) was released in 2008 and was followed by two prequels, Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives and Death Race 3: Inferno. Below, we have the official press release with full details on the new Death Race reboot:

Press Release: Universal City, »

- Derek Anderson

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'Death Race 2050' Begins Shooting with Producer Roger Corman

18 February 2016 12:05 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians - and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.

In the decades since well-known independent film pioneer and Academy Award winner Roger Corman first put the iconic anti-hero Frankenstein into the driver's seat in Death Race 2000, this over-the-top cult classic has hurtled headlong toward cinematic immortality. Among the most enduring of the prolific producer's legion of memorable films, Death Race 2000 has inspired a growing fan base that continues to propel the »

- MovieWeb

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Roger Corman’s ‘Death Race 2050’ Will Plow Into a Group of Pedestrians Near You Later This Year

18 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The most terrifying thing about 1975’s Death Race 2000 is that its cartoonish satire has only grown more plausible over the years. Set in a dystopian future where culture revolves around a cross-country race where the murder of other drivers and innocent pedestrians is encouraged, it’s a trash masterpiece, a slapstick scream from the depths […]

The post Roger Corman’s ‘Death Race 2050’ Will Plow Into a Group of Pedestrians Near You Later This Year appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Frankenstein Returns! Production Begins on Roger Corman’S Death Race 2050!

18 February 2016 10:40 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Genre film icon Roger Corman starts production on sequel to cult hit. Disregard the glossy Death Race 2000 remake Death Race and its direct to video sequels as Shock just learned that legendary indie genre film maverick Roger Corman is sculpting a direct sequel to his original 1975 splatter action/satire. Principal photography on Roger Corman’S Death…

The post Frankenstein Returns! Production Begins on Roger Corman’S Death Race 2050! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Video Game Review – Dying Light : The Following

18 February 2016 2:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kris Wall reviews Dying Light: The Following…

Every now and again, a game comes along that completely takes you by surprise and Dying Light was that game for me in 2015. After Dead Island, I wasn’t expecting much from Dying Light, which carried on through my first few hours with the game, a grueling and almost off-putting grind to survive that looked nothing like the awesome trailers we had been shown, showing off incredible acts of parkour acrobatics and zombie decimation. I persevered and stuck with it and suddenly the game just clicked, I started leveling up and getting to grasps with its parkour system, crafting crazy weapons out of salvage and cutting down hordes of the undead, the game was exactly like the awesome trailers we had been shown. Apart from an underwhelming story, I absolutely adored the game and it ended up in my top 3 games of the year, »

- Kris Wall

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