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Movie trailers are typically our first look at footage from upcoming films, and they can be an artform all on their own. I myself have been a champion of this idea, and frequently pick apart/analyze film trailers (on top of making a few of my own). So when I heard about a film all about movie trailers, I was sold, and I think you might be as well. Check out the first look at Trailer War.
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Drafthouse Films has partnered with the American Genre Film Archive to release Trailer War, an exploitation compilation that should be right up the alleys of most of our readers. Check out the flick's Nsfw trailer and extremely cool artwork.
From the Press Release:
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has partnered with the American Genre Film Archive to release Trailer War, a meticulously curated feature-length program of vintage, rare 35mm coming attraction trailers. Each of the selections is presented for the first time in high-definition, and most have been previously unavailable on any home video format. A theatrical tour presented in 35mm is planned for December 2012, and pre-order is available now for DVD/Blu-ray fan packs which will be available December 18th exclusively on DrafthouseFilms.com. Animal Protector and Amuck, both featured on the compilation, are available now as free digital downloads in HD by clicking here. »
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Drafthouse Films has released the first trailer and poster for Trailer War, which will receive limited theatrical distribution in December before arriving on Blu-ray and DVD December 18. The studio teamed with the American Genre Film Archive to present a number of obscure trailers, many of which have never been seen before in the United States. Take a look at the video and one-sheet, then read the official press release for more information.
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Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has partnered with the American Genre Film Archive to release Trailer War, a meticulously curated feature-length program of vintage, rare 35mm coming attraction trailers. Each of the selections are presented for the first time in high-definition and most have been previously unavailable on any home video format. A theatrical tour presented in 35mm is planned for December 2012 and pre-order is available now for »
After opening all over the rest of the world, Joe Dante's PG-13 horror feature The Hole is finally coming to theaters in the Us. Here the man who helmed such menacing classics as Gremlins and The 'Burbs offers a freaky feature filled with fuel straight from your worst nightmares. Twisted girl with long, dark, string hair? Check. Demonic doll? Check. A merciless creature dedicated solely to your destruction? Double check. Chris Massoglia, Nathan Gamble, and Haley Bennett star as two brothers and their new neighbor who innocently unlock a strange door on the floor of the boys' basement, accidentally opening a portal to their own personal hell. The last trailer laid out the premise while tapping into an enticingly nostalgic tone, but the latest clip gives us a closer look at Gamble's personalized antagonist, and offers a behind-the-scenes peek at his battle with the creepy clown toy. Check it »
For children of the '80s, Joe Dante is a king among men. The cult director got his start on films like "The Howling," "Piranha" and "Twilight Zone: The Movie" (alongside Spielberg, Landis and George Miller) before breaking out with the classic "Gremlins." From there, he went on to helm an eclectic mix of sci-fi, fantasy and comedy, ranging from "Innerspace" to "The 'burbs" to "Matinee." And this weekend he's back with the family-friendly horror film "The Hole." The 3D film, which hits limited release on Friday September 28 before arriving on DVD on October 2, tells the story of two young brothers who discover a mysterious bottomless pit in their new house. As they try to uncover the mystery of the hole, they are confronted with living, breathing representations of their worst nightmares (If you're afraid of clowns, you might not be able to handle this movie). Moviefone spoke with Dante »
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Joe Dante has made some great films throughout his career. He started off by working with Roger Corman, making the original Piranha. He then went onto make such seminal 80s masterworks as Gremlins, Explorers, Innerspace, and our own personal favorite The 'burbs. His second to last film was Looney Tunes: Back In Action, and then he went onto make The Hole, which is often referred to as his comeback and a return to form for the director, who is known for making darker family fare that doesn't quite fit the norm.
The Hole was supposed to come out in 2009. It was shot in 3D, one of the first to jump on the bandwagon, but the conversion of other 2D films into 3D flooded the market, and The Hole was swallowed up in the storm. »
In honour of The Hole finally getting a U.S. release, last week we asked Film Junk readers to choose the high point of Joe Dante's filmography. The results overwhelmingly favoured Gremlins, which is probably to be expected since it is easily his biggest hit. However, it's interesting that Gremlins 2: The New Batch was also not that far off, coming in third. His 1989 Tom Hanks comedy The 'Burbs came in second, while his werewolf flick The Howling placed fourth followed by a tie between Explorers and Innerspace. I'm a little surprised there wasn't more love for Piranha, but I'm guessing it's just old enough that not a lot of readers seen it. I'm even more surprised that there were no write-in votes for Looney Tunes: Back in Action! (No I'm not.) 1. Gremlins -- 39.4% 2. The 'Burbs -- 20.4% 3. Gremlins 2: The New Batch -- 14.7% 4. The Howling -- 8.2% 5. Explorers -- 5% 5. Innerspace »
With films like Gremlins and The 'Burbs, Joe Dante was for many children of the '80s the first director who totally terrified them. Dante knew horror movies weren't just for adults, and so made PG and PG-13 fare that was spooky for kids but had a dark sense of humor their parents could enjoy. Sadly, in the '90s he moved into television and flat-out family comedies, leaving an abyss in cinema where his quirky take on horror once thrived. But now, with the long-delayed The Hole it seems Dante is back in fighting form, unleashing a new tale of suburban terror that centers on two brothers who discover a mysterious hole in the basement of their new home. Here Dante unfolds another premise sure to terrorize the imaginations of young audiences, as the pit at its center makes real their darkest fears. Check out the trailer below courtesy »
From whispers we've caught so far 'Twixt' is unlikely to be legendary Us filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's ultimate return to form. But, if you happen to be in the San Francisco area this week you'll be happy to know that Coppola's horror thriller is set to open exclusively there and in anticipation a new and further extended trailer has been revealed. The project stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern ('The 'Burbs'), Elle Fanning ('Super 8'), Joanne Whalley ('Willow'), David Paymer, Alden Ehrenreich, Anthony Fusco, Don Novello, Ryan Simpkins and Brit actor Ben Chaplin ('Mad Dogs', 'Dorian Gray'). Head below to check out the new trailer. »
Tom Hanks turned 56 this week, and in those years, he's racked up quite a résumé. We were pleasantly surprised to see the actor's fans weighing in on their favorite Hanks movies. Meanwhile, The Bachelorette's Emily has narrowed her search for love down to the final two gentleman. Check out what the consensus is on who she should pick below! Tom Hanks has more than one iconic role "I have to admit for some reason I loved him in The 'Burbs. Also, Apollo 13. Those are both quintessential Tom Hanks moves for me." - jadenirvana "Only Tom Hanks can act as Forrest Gump. It's his masterpiece movie . . . The Green Mile and Saving Private Ryan are also good movies." - aungmyin99 "Apollo 13, The Money Pit, and The 'Burbs are my favorite Tom Hanks movies. Ooh, Saving Private Ryan is up there, too." - likethedirection See which contestant fans are rooting »
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10 items from 2012
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