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Retro Rondo: A Night of VHS in Poland

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At ten o’clock on the evening of Saturday 26 July, as the lights dimmed inside a 159-seat auditorium inside Wrocław’s nine-screen Kino Nowe Horyzonty, the resounding ambience consisted of chatter, cheers, the clatter of glass bottles and that inimitable sea of punchy hisses as the capacity audience cracked open one beer can after another.

They’d come for a triple bill: Amir Shervan’s Samurai Cop (1989), Don Dohler’s Nightbeast (1982) and Arizal’s American Hunter (1990). Numbers had depleted and decibels had doubled by the time the lights came back on at around quarter-to-three the next morning. The marathon formed part of ‘Midnight Madness: VHS’, the late-night retrospective at New Horizons, western Poland’s excellent film festival, whose annual program also boasts some of the most dependable arthouse titles from the previous twelve months.

Had anybody been observing the scene of ordered anarchy that night, they may have
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‘Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 – Draconian Days’ gets a release date & Preview screening!

Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more as Nucleus Films releases the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon – the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British film. Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2, a three-disc collector’s edition box set, is being released on DVD on July 14th 2014, to tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Video Recordings Act 1984.

For the first time ever on DVD, all 82 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions “Section 3” list are trailer-featured with specially filmed intros for each title, alongside a brand new documentary – Video Nasties: Draconian Days (review), directed by Jake West.

And to celebrate the release, Film4 FrightFest is hosting a special event – the world exclusive London Premiere of the finalised unseen extended 97 minute cut of Video Nasties: Draconian Days at The Prince Charles Cinema on Thurs 3 July, 8.30pm. The
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V/H/S/2 Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Are you familiar with the three B’s? Don’t fret if you aren’t; honest mistake. Most wouldn’t know what they stood for unless they had a penchant for skin-crawling content or a passionate knowledge of all things horror and science-fiction related. Don Dohler was an archetypal filmmaker for the sacred formula of B’s as he committed his life to creating and producing such movies as Nightbeast, Fiend and who can forget Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage? While such a coagulated patrimony might be brushed aside by most, his influence and honest prescription for a horror film’s health has been everlasting. And those three little B’s? Blood, boobs and beasts. Such an ideal has been adopted by countless films and now, V/H/S/2 continues the trend with wreckless abandon. . . And it’s all the better for it.

Last year,
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5 Facts About Director J.J. Abrams

5 Facts About Director J.J. Abrams
J.J. Abrams is reportedly set to direct the new Star Wars, but who is this super force in Hollywood? Here are five facts about the acclaimed 46-year-old movie man:

5. Though he's most known for his sci-fi shows and films, Abrams started out co-creating the television series Felicity (1998–2002), starring Keri Russell. He also composed the music for the opening credits.

4. Other TV shows Abrams has had his hands in include: Alias (2001–2006), Lost (2004–2010), Fringe (2008–2013), Undercovers (2010), Person of Interest (2011–present), Alcatraz (2012) and Revolution (2012–present).

3. Abrams first job in the biz was reportedly when he was 16 when he wrote the music for Don Dohler's film Nightbeast.

2. Abrams got into the family business. He is the son of television producer Gerald W. Abrams and executive producer Carol Abrams. His sister is screenwriter Tracy Rosen.

1. He founded the production company Bad Robot that produces many of his TV shows.

Do you think Abrams is the right man for the Star Wars job?
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Before Super 8 J.J. Abrams First Film Credit with Nightbeast

Way before J.J. Abrams was making headlines and box office films such as Super 8, Star Trek, Let Me In and Cloverfield; there was a Troma film entitled Nightbeast. In fact at the young age of 16 in 1982 J.J. Abrams received his first movie credit with Nightbeast a Troma film directed by Don Dohler and stared Tom Griffith, Jamie Zemarel and Karin Kardian. It was that same year J.J. Abrams and his good friend Matt Reeves (later they went on to direct Cloverfield and Let Me In) were contacted by Steven Spielberg to repair some Super 8 films that Spielberg had made as a child.
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Winners of Blood, Boobs & Beast on DVD

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Last week, Fangoria and Troma gave you a chance to win Blood, Boobs & Beast on DVD before it arrives in stores. Were you one of the lucky readers? Check the winners list after the cut!

Congratulations to:

Julie Lawrence - Beaufort, Nc Laura Pruett - Brownwood, TX Steven Muir - Bellevue, Wa Dan Komoda - East Windsor, NJ Gary L. Watts - Attica, Ks Thanks to everyone for entering!

Blood, Boobs & Beast (on DVD February 24) tells the compelling story of Don Dohler, whose movies have been called everything from "oddly brilliant" to "some of the worst films of all time." The documentary also features interviews with Lost creator J.J. Abrams, FX artist Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), FX artist Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead) and Toxic Avenger creator/Troma lord Lloyd Kaufman.

The 2-disc DVD includes the feature-length Bb&B documentary, Dohler's 1983 film Nightbeast (which featured a J.J. Abrams-composed
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Win Blood, Boobs & Beast on DVD!

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On February 24, 2009, Troma Entertainment will release John Kinhart's acclaimed Don Dohler documentary Blood, Boobs & Beast (see an exclusive clip here) on special edition DVD. In celebration of the upcoming release, Fangoria and Troma are giving away five copies of the DVD!

Blood, Boobs & Beast tells the compelling story of Don Dohler, whose movies have been called everything from "oddly brilliant" to "some of the worst films of all time." The documentary also features interviews with Lost creator J.J. Abrams, FX artist Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), FX artist Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead) and Toxic Avenger creator/Troma lord Lloyd Kaufman.

The 2-disc DVD includes the feature-length Bb&B documentary, Dohler's 1983 film Nightbeast (which featured a J.J. Abrams-composed score for a sex scene in his first movie-biz gig) as well as audio commentaries, deleted scenes and trailers.

Want To Win A Copy? Send an email to bloodboobs@fangoriaonline.com with your name,
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Exclusive Cinemagic clip from Blood, Boobs & Beast!

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On February 24, 2009, Troma Entertainment will release John Kinhart's acclaimed Don Dohler documentary Blood, Boobs & Beast (see previous item here) on special edition DVD. In celebration of the upcoming release, John hooked Fango up with a very appropriate exclusive clip from the film. See it after the jump.

Blood, Boobs & Beast tells the compelling story of Don Dohler, whose movies have been called everything from "oddly brilliant" to "some of the worst films of all time." The documentary also features interviews with Lost creator J.J. Abrams, FX artist Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), FX artist Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead) and Toxic Avenger creator/Troma lord Lloyd Kaufman.

The 2-disc DVD includes the feature-length Bb&B documentary, Dohler's 1983 film Nightbeast (which featured a J.J. Abrams-composed score for a sex scene in his first movie-biz gig) as well as audio commentaries, deleted scenes and trailers.

In the exclusive clip presented below,
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Blood, Boobs & Beast, and DVD News

You may have heard about the wonderful documentary Blood, Boobs & Beast on various horror and indie film websites over the past year or so about the career of independent horror filmmaker Don Dohler. The doc is finally on its way to DVD courtesy of Troma, and it'll come complete with what is arguably Dohler's most famous film, Night Beast.

Making Don Dohler the subject of a documentary even struck me as an odd choice and I'd previously heard of the man, but if you've read my review of Blood, Boobs & Beast (review here) you'll realize just how interesting, and even a bit sad, his story proves to be even for those unfamiliar with his films, such as Night Beast and The Alien Factor. Dohler has also inspired artists and filmmakers such as Robert Crumb (Fritz the Cat), J.J. Abrams (creator of TV show "Lost") and Art Speigelman (Maus) with his
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Troma brings the Blood, Boobs & Beast

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Filmmaker John Kinhart just gave Fangoria the heads-up that his acclaimed documentary Blood, Boobs & Beast will be released on DVD on February 24, 2009 via Troma Entertainment.

Blood, Boobs & Beast tells the compelling story of Don Dohler, whose movies have been called everything from "oddly brilliant" to "some of the worst films of all time." The documentary also features interviews with Lost creator J.J. Abrams, FX artist Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), FX artist Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead) and Toxic Avenger creator/Troma lord Lloyd Kaufman.

The 2-disc DVD includes the feature-length Bb&B documentary, Dohler's 1983 film Nightbeast (which featured a J.J. Abrams-composed score for a sex scene in his first movie-biz gig) as well as audio commentaries, deleted scenes and trailers.

For full details on the film, check out the trailer below, then hit the Official Site, or pre-order yours by clicking here.
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