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Twin Peaks the Missing Pieces: What do the Fire Walk With Me deleted scenes tell us?

17 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

First comes a warning.

Some Spoilers For ‘Twin Peaks’ & ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’ Contained

Everyone has their white whale; that elusive treasure or goal that they fetishise and dare to find and covet. For some it was the lost footage from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. For others it was the mythical buried reels of The Wicker Man, which rather ludicrously had been rumoured for years to be buried in the concrete foundations of an English motorway. For me it was always the deleted scenes of David Lynch’s much maligned Twin Peaks prequel Fire Walk with Me.  Even in a pre-internet, pre-dvd extras age, I obsessed over this rumoured material and what possible insights it may offer into Lynch’s labyrinthian mystery. And now, thanks to the Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray set, they are finally here. So how do they stack up? What do they tell us? »

- Michael Parkes

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A closer look at Jodorowsky's Dune

25 July 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Frank Pavich's documentary takes a tour of a classic sci-fi film that never was. Jules-Pierre takes a look at Jodorowsky's Dune...

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"There are more unmade movies than there are made movies," says Frank Pavich, director of Jodorowsky's Dune, the documentary chronicling director Alejandro Jodorowsky's efforts to adapt Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction novel for the big screen. His effort began almost a decade before the generally unsatisfying David Lynch version hit theatres in 1984.

Back in the mid 70s, widely credited as the creator of the Midnight Film genre with the release of El Topo (which caused a riot during its viewing at a film festival in Mexico), and fresh from the success of The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky was given his choice of subject for his next movie. He elected to adapt Dune, even though he had never even read the book.

"Dune will be the coming of a god, »

- ryanlambie

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 30-21

22 July 2014 5:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

What is it about foreign horror films that makes them more interesting than so many English language horror films? You would have to think that the language barrier makes it more terrifying; people screaming is already difficult, but speaking a language you don’t understand can only make it worse. So, why are the remakes typically so bad? On this portion of the list, we are treated to a few of the more upsetting films in the canon – one movie I wouldn’t wish for anyone to see, a few that blazed the trail for many more, and one that I would elevate above the horror genre into its own little super-genre.

30. Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

English Title: A Tale of Two Sisters

Directed by: Kim Ji-woon

Another excellent Korean horror film America had to remake to lesser results. 2003′s A Tale of Two Sisters is just one of many film adaptations of the folktale, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Unfortunate ‘Tremors’ Reboot On The Horizon

22 July 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Deep under the surface of Hollywood ideas, treatments and discarded scripts roams something hideous, gliding blindly and occasionally breaking the surface whenever enough buzz about it is at a certain pitch.  It never takes much noise, just the aloud musings of one executive as he ponders, “Reboot.”

Not long ago, the reboot has replaced the remake as the Hollywood trend for critics to complain about.  And this most recent news doesn’t do anything to sway opinion toward the positive.     Arrow In the Head is reporting that director Don Michael Paul is talking about taking over the Tremors franchise.

“After I finish up “Company Of Heroes: The Fourth Reich” I will be headed to Johannesburg, South Africa to reboot the “Tremors” franchise for Universal,” Paul wrote.

Paul, whose previous work includes Lake Placid: The Final Chapter and other sequels that involve colons.

As you may recall, Tremors began as »

- Kenny Hedges

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Rapture Blu-ray Review

22 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: John Guillermin

Starring:  Melvyn DouglasPatricia GozziDean Stockwell, Peter Sallis, Leslie Sands, Ellen Pollock

Running time: 105 minutes

Certificate: 12

John Guillermin’s 1965 Rapture is a strange and mesmerising beast: part melodrama and part dark gothic fantasy. This French and American production explores a teenage girl’s coming of age and sexual awakening, all against the dramatic backdrop of the Brittany coastline. It’s a visually stunning production, filmed in black and white Cinemascope which does the landscape justice. Combined with Georges Delerue’s haunting score, Rapture immediately weaves a spell over the viewer, drawing you into its strangeness.

And this is definitely an odd film. Agnes (Patricia Gozzi) is a sort of girl-woman, kept isolated by her father in the middle of nowhere, frozen on the cusp of womanhood as she plays with her dolls. She exists in a kind of semi-fantasy world where she invests a scarecrow with sentience, »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Jodorowsky’s Dune Blu-ray Review

14 July 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

There are some novels that simply can’t successfully be made into motion pictures. With material far too vast and dense to convey properly over the course of two to three hours, Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune is certainly one of those literary works. Hollywood certainly has tried. David Lynch tried in 1984 to bring the Paul Atreides saga to movie screens, but that production fell victim to studio interference, demands and you guessed it, dense source material. On the plus side, the failure of Dune may have been a motivating factor for Lynch to make Blue Velvet, so maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing after all.

Roughly a decade before Lynch gave Dune a shot Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky chose to make Herbert’s sci-fi epic his next film following his one-two cult clasics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. The filmmaker’s quest to bring his »

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Jodorosky’s Dune Blu-Ray Review

14 July 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

There are some novels that simply can’t successfully be made into motion pictures. With material far too vast and dense to convey properly over the course of two to three hours, Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune is certainly one of those literary works. Hollywood certainly has tried. David Lynch tried in 1984 to bring the Paul Atreides saga to movie screens, but that production fell victim to studio interference, demands and you guessed it, dense source material. On the plus side, the failure of Dune may have been a motivating factor for Lynch to make Blue Velvet, so maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing after all.

Roughly a decade before Lynch gave Dune a shot Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorosky chose to make Herbert’s sci-fi epic his next film following his one-two cult clasics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. The filmmaker’s quest to bring his »

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Top 5: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Guardians Of The Galaxy Set Visit, Gone Girl Trailer, Boyhood, Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer

12 July 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

New to Blu-ray this week is the fascinating documentary Jodorowsky's Dune. I caught the film earlier today and have no reservation calling it a must-see for sci-fi fans. Seeing Alejandro Jodorowsky passionately recant the events that led to his convincing the likes of Orson Welles and Salvador Dalí to join the pic is a joy in its own right, but illustrating the impact his unmade movie had on future science-fiction films is one of the doc's greatest achievements. The level of imagination, creativity, detail, and ambition that Jodorowsky and his visionary team put into their adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel is staggering and a bit awe-inspiring when you consider its influence on future entries such as Star Wars, Alien, The Terminator, and more. Ahead of its time doesn't even begin to describe it. For better or worse, I'm not sure that the world is prepared for the »

- Jason Barr

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New on Blu-ray and DVD: The Raid 2! Southern Comfort & More!

8 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

If Frank Pavich's wonderful Jodorowsky's Dune exposes even one person to the director's legacy of work then I consider it a success. Whether anyone thinks that Jodorowsky's version of Dune would have been the transcendent experience that he believes it would have been, I think we can all agree that it would have been something unique indeed and the world is kind of a worse place for the lack of it. Personally, I'm a fan of Lynch's Dune, warts and all. Not so much the Toto soundtrack, but that's another story.

We saw this film and [Continued ...] »

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Halfway Mark: The Best Movies of 2014 (so far) Part 1

1 July 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Picking the best movies that come out in any given year is no easy feat. For film fans, a quality feature can come out at any time, from any one, and discovering an enjoyable and well-crafted feature is truly a pleasure. As we reach the halfway point of the year, many excellent films have already made their way to theatres, films that are well worth a watch. Below, you shall find the list of the top 30 films of 2014 to date, a list that ranges from science fiction thrillers to period dramas.

A few notes to keep in mind when reading our entry: Certain films from our 2013 list make a second appearance on this list. This is because the movies, while technically released this year, were seen by a select few in time for last year’s list, due to the benefit of film festivals and press screenings. The list itself is in no particular order, »

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Alejandro Jodorowsky Discusses His Legendary Career In Recent One-Hour Conversation

30 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Alejandro Jodorowsky, the eccentric Chilean filmmaker behind surreal works like El Topo, Santa Sangre, and The Holy Mountain, has finally returned this year. He was the subject of a documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune — one of the year’s best — which chronicled the artistic vision of his never-realized adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s sci-fi epic. That mythical production included collaborations with Orson Welles, Mick […] »

- Zade Constantine

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Rock & Shock Gives Early Preview of 2014 Line-up

26 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Yes, Rock & Shock, the legendary Worcester, Mass., horror and metal festival, is still four months away, but organizers have released a tiny taste of what festival-goers can expect this October 17-19. Read on to learn what celebrity guests and musical acts are already lined up for the show.

Rock and Shock is not only Doctor Gash's favorite weekend of the year, but it's one of the coolest and most intimate festivals one can attend. And the first wave of celebrities should have everyone marking their calendars and making plans to head to Worcester this October.

Brad Dourif, who's done everything from voicing Chucky in the Child's Play series to Lord of the Rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and "Deadwood" just to name a few, will be making a rare festival appearance. Additionally , Dourif's daughter, Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky, "True Blood") will be appearing as well.

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- Scott Hallam

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Macbeth (1971)

18 June 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Jon Finch is Macbeth

In Macbeth, Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby) imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity.

Jon Finch (Frenzy) and Francesca Annis (Dune) are charged with fury and sex appeal as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means.

Co-adapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films.

Criterion’s DVD and Blu-ray editions of Macbeth contain the following features:

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray

• New documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Roman Polanski, »

- Laurence

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Eraserhead

17 June 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 16, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Jack Nance stars in David Lynch's Eraserhead.

David Lynch’s (Blue Velvet, Dune)  1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey remains one of American cinema’s darkest dreams.

Yeah, yeah, we’re just running Criterion’s press release write-up for the film but, jeez, there’s been so much said about it over the years, that we’ll wait for our review to lay on some editorial gravy…!

Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD releases of Eraserhead contains the following features:

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray

• “Eraserhead” Stories, a 2001 documentary by David Lynch on the making of the film

• New high-definition restorations »

- Laurence

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20 Greatest Sci-Fi Video Games Of All-Time

16 June 2014 2:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

We play games to escape from the stress of contemporary society with its commutes, phone bills and income tax, so it seems only natural that a destination of escape favoured by many gamers should be a sci-fi universe. With their hordes of aliens, advanced robots, scintillating spacecraft and arsenals of formidable weapons, it comes as no surprise that we should want to get away to these universes which are so unlike our own for a few hours.

It is fascinating to see what has become of humanity in the minds of sci-fi games’ developers. Have we progressed to some enlightened state where technological advancements have allowed us to thrive or have we devolved into a species struggling to survive against a powerful alien life form? The best sci-fi games featured on this list often feature human characters which bare similar character traits to those shown by our species today – there »

- Sam Heard

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The Dance of Reality Movie Review

3 June 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Dance of Reality Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky Starring: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits The year 2014 is proving to be something of an unlikely renaissance for 85-year-old surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, who was the central subject of a documentary detailing his vision of a collapsed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” and now sees the release of his first film in more than two decades, ”The Dance of Reality.” A deeply personal and characteristically weird curated trip through his recreated adolescence, this one-of-a-kind period piece is swollen with mythology, metaphor (political and social), visual poetry and elliptical tedium. Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town along the edge of the Chilean  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Talks 'Dance Of Reality,' His Belated Return To Cinema, 'Iron Man 3' & More

26 May 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No matter what you think of his movies, it’s hard to deny that Alejandro Jodorowsky is a living legend. This is a man whose beautiful, dreamily surreal films helped usher in the popularity of the midnight movie (with things like “El Topo” and “Holy Mountain”) and whose visionary work has inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, artists, and technicians (as exemplified in this year’s wonderful documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” about his failed attempt at adapting Frank Herbert’s sci-fi odyssey for the big screen). His newest film, “Dance of Reality,” is the Chilean director’s most personal work to date, a luminous coming-of-age tale inspired by Jodorowsky’s own autobiography and starring members of his family. We got to sit down with the director during this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, where we talked about the philosophy behind “Dance of Reality,” why it took so long »

- Drew Taylor

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Cool Videos: What if David Lynch had directed Return of the Jedi?

21 May 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A long, long time ago George Lucas approached David Lynch, who had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Elephant Man in 1980, to helm Return Of The Jedi. Lynch declined with "next door to zero interest" and went on to direct Dune. If you already knew that, turn off the caps and don't be mad, I'm just reiterating the tale as it helps with this here video I’m about to share. A YouTube user named C-spit uploaded a clip that »

- Graham McMorrow

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Exclusive: Watch a Graceful, Inky Clip from Jodorowsky’s ‘The Dance of Reality’

20 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

After a hundred-year absence, Alejandro Jodorowsky is back with a new film that promises to be as inventive and visually adventurous as his earlier work. The autobiographical Dance of Reality waltzes through the filmmakers childhood in Chile, although it’s doubtful that it moves in a straight line. After all, Jodorowsky is the kind of storyteller who would make Dali blush. Alongside the recent Jodorowsky’s Dune, which chronicles the failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi series into bizarre filmic reality, it feels like we’re in the middle of a small Renaissance for the man behind El Topo, Santa Sangre and more. Fortunately, we got our hands on a clip from his latest work, and if there’s anything weirder than watching a Jodorowsky movie, it’s watching a scene from one without any context. Enjoy: There’s the old magic. It’s too rare that a movie fits into both the “biography” and »

- Scott Beggs

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Top 10 Most Influential Cult TV Shows

19 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Renewed for a fifth season at the start of the year, due to air in a few months’ time, Lost Girl arrives on our shelves today with its fourth season on DVD.

Led by Anna Silk as the succubus Bo, the show is one of many supernatural shows – its added crime/drama nature gives it a different flavour amongst its competitors – currently on the air, and to celebrate its release, we take a look at some of the most influential cult TV shows, without many of which Lost Girl might well not be here today.

10. Twin Peaks

As someone who was born when the show first went on the air, reminiscing about the immediate impact of Twin Peaks is of course not something I can do. I know that it sparked conversations on both sides of the Atlantic and an eager viewership across its short-lived two seasons, but even more than that, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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