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Oscar-winning producer and former studio chief David Puttnam, arguably the biggest name at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, will head the Jury of Juries for the organization’s 10th anniversary. The U.K. Parliament member has strong ties to Asia via his film work and in his role as a trade envoy for the British government.
It will also be his second stint on the Apsa’s jury — he served as president for the 2010 jury, which bestowed best feature honors on “Aftershock.” This year, the Apsa brought back a group of former jury presidents for the jury, with Puttnam in top role.
While his name is synonymous with the very British Oscar winner “Chariots of Fire” (1981), which scooped up four golden statuettes including best picture, Puttnam produced several films set in the region. These include Marcel Ophüls’ “The Memory of Justice” (1976), about war crimes in Vietnam and during World War II, »
- Naman Ramachandran
Hannah Arterton (Burn Burn Burn) stars as a young writer who enters into a Faustian pact with her publisher. Convinced to use a new smart editing software she stumbles upon a conspiracy of social control. As her mind unravels she finds herself going head to head with an artificial intelligence that is determined to write her book for her.
The Salt Company, which is handling world sales for the film, is also at the Afm with Miss You Already starring »
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To celebrate the release of Comfort And Joy – available on DVD & Blu-ray 29th February – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway!
Featuring the director’s trademark eccentric, gentle humour, and described as ‘his masterpiece’ by The Spectator, Comfort And Joy is being released for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.
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- Gary Collinson
January 19th has some really unique home entertainment releases that should make fans of cult cinema happier than Jason Voorhees on the first day of summer camp. Scream Factory is debuting William Friedkin’s The Guardian on Blu-ray this week and one of my personal favorites from my childhood, The Ice Pirates, is also getting an HD overhaul, courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection.
Vinegar Syndrome is also keeping themselves busy with a duo of cult classic releases, Nightmare Weekend and Luther the Geek, and for those of you sci-fi TV fans, season one of 12 Monkeys as well as the final season of Continuum arrive on Blu and DVD this Tuesday as well.
William Friedkin, the Academy Award winning director of The Exorcist, delivers a new kind of fairy tale for adults. A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. »
- Heather Wixson
A babysitter has evil intentions in William Friedkin's The Guardian, making its Blu-ray debut tomorrow from Scream Factory. Ahead of the movie's new home media release, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Guardian.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "The Guardian Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 24th. 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 household will be accepted.
A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. »
- Derek Anderson
Years after making an indelible mark on the horror genre with The Exorcist, William Friedkin returned to the scarier side of cinema in 1990 with The Guardian. Ahead of its January 19th release, we have high-definition clips and a trailer teasing Scream Factory's Blu-ray debut of the film.
A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare.
In his first horror film since The Exorcist, Oscar®-winning* director William Friedkin spins a terrifying tale based on every parent's worst fear. Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero) portrays the enchanting guardian who enters the home of new parents Dwier Brown (Red Dragon) and Carey Lowell (Licence to Kill »
- Derek Anderson
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