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Full Moon’s Oblivion gets a comic sequel, check out a preview here

Full Moon’s 1994 space western Oblivion gets a comic book sequel courtesy of Action Lab: Danger Zone, and we’ve got a preview of the first issue for you here…

A sequel to Peter David’s acclaimed Full Moon space western that introduced the world to “cowboys and aliens!” The backwater planet Oblivion has fallen on hard times, but everything’s about to get harder for Marshall Zack Stone with the arrival of Lyz Azorr, the daughter of notorious outlaw, Red Eye!

Oblivion #1 is out on July 20th, priced $3.99.
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July 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Ghost Town, Justice League: Gods And Monsters, Cherry 2000

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While July 28th may be a light day in terms of the amount of horror and sci-fi titles making their home entertainment debuts, we do have an interesting assortment of films and TV to look forward to. Kino Lorber has dug up two classics—The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein and Cherry 2000 (starring Melanie Griffith)—which are being released on Blu-ray this Tuesday, and Scream Factory has another underrated genre gem getting the HD treatment as well—the horror western Ghost Town.

For all you MST3K fans out there, Shout! Factory is putting out another collection of campy films that you’ll be able to add to your collections this week and Bayview Entertainment also has a double feature of cult movies from Germany—Strangler of the Tower / Monster of London—arriving on DVD.

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

After the death of Victor Frankenstein
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Contest: Win Ghost Town on Blu-ray

  • DailyDead
The deserted town the Brady family got trapped in on their way to the Grand Canyon is charming compared to the one in 1988's Ghost Town. On July 28th, Scream Factory will release Ghost Town on Blu-ray, and we've been provided with three copies to give away.

Ghost Town synopsis: "A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years…

When a modern-day sheriff's deputy is lured to a desolate, spooky ghost town in search of a missing woman, he comes face-to-face with a malevolent spirit from the town's past. The spell of death and suffering over the undead townspeople must end to set them free from eternal pain. The horrors of a possessed outlaw, in a time-suspended dimension are only the setting for a frightening battle for the mind, nerves and flesh.

Starring Franc Luz (The Nest, When Harry Met Sally), Jimmie F. Skaggs (Oblivion,
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People Under The Stairs, The Howling II, Dog Soliders and Many More Highlight Scream Factory’s Upcoming Lineup!

Let’s just face it: Scream Factory’s insane amount of releases aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, and well, I think I speak for most horror fans when I say that that’s something to celebrate. Not only are they continually putting out great Bluray releases of older and almost forgotten titles like their Tentacles/Reptilicus, but the Collector’s Editions like the recently announced People Under The Stairs and I, Madman releases are definitely ones to celebrate.

In case you fright fanatics haven’t been paying attention or just haven’t gotten around to checking out some of the oncoming onslaught of titles, here are a few that are quite exciting for us at Icons of Fright. Read on!

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Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles

It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine!
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Ghost Town Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art

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This summer, Scream Factory will take viewers to a ghost town that's a lot more sinister than the one the Brady family was trapped in on The Brady Bunch. Slated for a July 28th release, the western horror film Ghost Town hits Blu-ray on July 28th:

Press Release -- "The good. The bad. The Satanic. Scream Factory proudly presents the Empire Pictures classic Ghost Town on July 28, 2015 in its Blu-ray debut.

A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years…

When a modern-day sheriff’s deputy is lured to a desolate, spooky ghost town in search of a missing woman, he comes face-to-face with a malevolent spirit from the town’s past. The spell of death and suffering over the undead townspeople must end to set them free from eternal pain. The horrors of a possessed outlaw, in a time-suspended
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Empire Pictures Classic Ghost Town Gets the Scream Factory Bluray Treatment This July!

“The Good, The Bad, The Satanic.” When reading those words at the top of Ghost Town‘s VHS box as a kid, that line was all that it took for me to beg my father to let me rent it. Being the upstanding religious person he was, he said yes, and there I went, further down the Empire Pictures rabbit hole. Empire Pictures was such a huge part of my childhood (see Issues #4 and 7 of Delirium Magazine for proof of that), and writing this up right, I can’t help but to think of maybe some horror fans who didn’t get a chance to witness this Satanic cowboy tale as a kid/teenager, finally getting the chance to do so, with Scream Factory’s upcoming July 28th Bluray debut of the 1988 film.

A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years…
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To Be Takei – The Review

Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot with George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols.

It’s the voice. That mellifluous, basso profundo, deep down rumbling that issues words, sentences, entire speeches with such authority, sincerity and such relish that we cannot but pay attention. We hang on every word because we hear the intelligence, the humor, the irony and most of all the joy of someone who is in love; with life, with his partner, with acting, with being in the world and a part of human society, with the absolute joy of living. That voice is as recognizable and distinctive as Orson Welles, John Huston, Ed Begley or Roger Corman, that voice takes us by the hand and reveals to us a life lived full out, in every sense of the word; complicated, tragic, loving, generous and most of all fun.

It appears to be
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Meg Foster Discusses Leading The Lords of Salem

  • Cinelinx
Looking at actor Meg Foster’s resume brought on a feeling of disbelief for me. I know her as a sci-fi and horror genre icon. Most people in my circle know her from such films as They Live, Masters of the Universe, Stepfather II, and Oblivion as well as TV shows like Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Sliders.

Her roster of work stretches way further than that, beginning in 1969. She’s starred in legendary shows and movies like Bonanza, Hawaii Five-o, Cagney & Lacey, Murder, She Wrote, and several others.

Ms. Foster adds another notch in her horror belt with Rob Zombie’s new film The Lords of Salem. She portrays Margaret Morgan, the head of a coven of witches who are burned at the stake because of their heresy. She curses the women of the town of Salem, Massachusetts and swears to
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News Shorts: March 1st 2013

Stills from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Kon-Tiki and The Place Beyond the Pines.

Posters for Oblivion, The Conjuring, Spring Breakers, Milo, Disconnect, 42, The Big Wedding, At Any Price and Epic.

"Warner Bros. Pictures has locked down an April 25th 2014 release date for the Johnny Depp-led 'Transcendence'…" (full details)

"Ubisoft have announced the video game sequel 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' for release on October 29th on current gen consoles (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC), followed by a later release on next-gen consoles (PS4, 720). The piracy-themed outing will be set in 1715, prior to the events of AC3.A trailer is set to debut on Monday…" (full details)

"'Stoker' filmmaker Park Chan-wook says he has an idea in development for another American-set film that could be next, but it's not ready to be announced…" (full details)

"Deep Silver, who picked up the video game sequel 'Metro Last Light' after producer Thq went belly up,
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Forgotten Action Cinema: Oblivion

Imagine, if you will, a cheap, second-rate sound stage dressed to resemble a typical Old West-style township, complete with poorly constructed storefronts and several idiosyncratic ceiling fans mounted from a selection of elevated planes at various intervals up and down this impossibly familiar setting. However, instead of cowboys and Indians and hookers and gunslingers and a drunken George Takei roaming the streets, you have cowboys and Indians and hookers and empaths and aliens and a drunken George Takei spouting incredibly awful “Star Trek”-related puns to the stunning sound of suffocating silence. Is this skewed sci-fi scenario a delicious fever dream perpetrated by office-born illnesses, you ask? Not quite. In fact, all of this giggly nonsense can be found lurking within the folds of director Sam Irvin’s 1994 impossibly wonky Full Moon effort “Oblivion”, a story so monumentally epic that it became necessary to split the tale into two complete feature-length productions.
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Cowboys, aliens and the good, the bad and the ugly of the sci-fi western

With Cowboys & Aliens due out soon, Terence looks at the history of the sci-fi western, and picks out a few of the best and worst…

Please note: there a few spoilers in this article, but not major ones.

The upcoming Cowboys & Aliens from Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, and starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, may seem like another one of those Hollywood blockbuster ‘high concept' movies (even if it is based on a successful graphic novel). However, the hybrid genre of the sci-fi western is nothing new. In the history of cinema, the six gun and the ray gun have shared the silver screen surprisingly often.

The sci-fi western, like any other film genre, has seen its share of the good, the bad and the ugly. While it's too early to tell whether Cowboys & Aliens will be keeping company with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef or Eli Wallach, it's
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Several Clips Take You Through Damnation Alley!

Excited for Shout! Factory's July release of the weirdness that is Damnation Alley on Blu-ray and DVD? Did you pre-order your copy and get your limited edition lithograph? How about a few clips to offer you incentive?

From the Press Release

Shout! Factory has announced the July 5 release of the western-meets-sci-fi themed Oblivion on DVD and the July 12 release of the highly requested doomsday cult classic Damnation Alley on DVD and Blu-ray. Oblivion DVD Srp $14.93, Damnation Alley DVD Srp $19.93, Blu-Ray Srp $26.97.

Shout! Factory is offering a free, limited edition 8"x10" Damnation Alley lithograph with purchase, available exclusively at Shout! Factory's online shop.

In Oblivion, it’s all about cowboys and aliens. On a frontier light years from the O.K. Corral, a bizarre gang of futuristic desperados have their sights set on turning the tumbleweed town of Oblivion into their own private playground. Their lizard-like leader, Redeye (Andrew Divoff, Wishmaster
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Shout! Factory Takes Us on a Ride Through Damnation Alley to Oblivion

For the past couple of years the good folks over at Shout! Factory have been giving some of the genre's most obscure titles really stellar treatments that serve to blow the mind. The trend continues with their latest two releases slated for July, Damnation Alley and Oblivion!

From the Press Release

Shout! Factory has announced the July 5 release of the western-meets-sci-fi themed Oblivion on DVD, and the July 12 release of the highly requested doomsday cult classic Damnation Alley on DVD and Blu-ray. Oblivion DVD Srp $14.93, Damnation Alley DVD Srp $19.93, Blu-Ray Srp $26.97.

Shout! Factory is offering a free, limited edition 8"x10" Damnation Alley lithograph with purchase, available exclusively at Shout! Factory's online shop.

In Oblivion, it’s all about cowboys and aliens. On a frontier lightyears from the O.K. Corral, a bizarre gang of futuristic desperados have their sights set on turning the tumbleweed town of Oblivion into their own private playground.
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Full Moon Film Festival Heads To New Jersey This Saturday

This past April we had the opportunity to chat with writer/director/producer and all-around entertaining guy Charles Band (read it here) about his latest project Evil Bong 3D: The Wrath of Bong and how he was taking the film on the road to share with fans in selected cities.

Well, if you’re living in the New Jersey area, Band has cooked up a day-long event for fans this Saturday, May 14th, which includes the East Coast premiere of the flick, a 25th anniversary screening of From Beyond which will be introduced by Barbara Crampton, a Puppetmaster 2 20th anniversary screening introduced by star and Full Moon Scream Queen Charlie Spradling, a performance by Charles Band’s Full Moon Roadshow, and more.

Read on for more details from the official press release to find out more about the event and how to score your tickets to the Full Moon Film Festival.
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Retro Slave: Original cowboys and aliens flick Oblivion coming from Shout! Factory

Fans of Full Moon might be happy to hear that Sam Irvin's 1994 cowboys and aliens yarn Oblivion is getting the royal treatment from Shout! Factory in July. A wise move considering a certain other film involving Cowboys and Aliens is coming out around that time. Maybe you've heard of it?

Synopsis:

Zack Stone must return to Oblivion after his father is killed by the evil Red Eye. Zack is a pacifist but Oblivion needs a new sheriff to foil Red Eye and his gang of hellions.

No news on the bonuses yet, but since it's not part of a two pack and considering the great work they've been doing on their Roger Corman stuff of late i imagine it'll come with some nice extras for fans.

You can pre-order Oblivion here.

Check out the trailer after the break.

Also from Full Moon: Trancers: The Cult Classic Trilogy

Embedded video stripped,
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Spider-Man, Spider-Man, George Takei Should Be Spider-Man

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Finally, we have the solution to all the problems currently bedeviling Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark… we’ll get George Takei to play the lead part.

Click here to view the embedded video.

He certainly has a fan following from his time in Star Trek, Heroes, and the original cowboys and aliens film, Oblivion.

However, while I think Broadway is finally willing to accept a gay lead actor, should we really be adding to the stereotype that gay men are swingers?
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The Other 'Cowboys and Aliens' Trailer

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Filed under: Trailers and Clips, Cinematical

Back in 1994 there was a very real movie called 'Oblivion', starring Richard Joseph Paul, Jackie Swanson and Andrew Divoff, among many other people you've probably never heard of (except for maybe Isaac Hayes and George Takei, who ad-libbed a number of 'Star Trek' jokes found in the movie ). In the film, Paul played Zack Stone, a cowboy who returns to the seedy town of Oblivion after his father is killed by the villainous Red Eye. Can Zack step up and become the town's new sheriff in order to rid it of Red Eye and his evil gang of aliens?

Produced with a budget of around 2.5 million, 'Oblivion' came with the tagline: "On this planet, it's Cowboys and Aliens", which is comical, of course, because in 2011 we actually have a film coming out called 'Cowboys & Aliens'. Based on the
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The Other 'Cowboys and Aliens' Trailer

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The Other 'Cowboys and Aliens' Trailer
Filed under: Trailers and Clips, Cinematical

Back in 1994 there was a very real movie called 'Oblivion', starring Richard Joseph Paul, Jackie Swanson and Andrew Divoff, among many other people you've probably never heard of (except for maybe Isaac Hayes and George Takei, who ad-libbed a number of 'Star Trek' jokes found in the movie ). In the film, Paul played Zack Stone, a cowboy who returns to the seedy town of Oblivion after his father is killed by the villainous Red Eye. Can Zack step up and become the town's new sheriff in order to rid it of Red Eye and his evil gang of aliens?

Produced with a budget of around 2.5 million, 'Oblivion' came with the tagline: "On this planet, it's Cowboys and Aliens", which is comical, of course, because in 2011 we actually have a film coming out called 'Cowboys & Aliens'. Based on the
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Oblivion Movie Review

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Sci-fi and the western have long been some of the most popular and successful genres in American movie history, so combining the two would seem like a great idea to any film studio. So after the release of his studio’s, Full Moon Entertainment, hit 1989 film ‘Puppet Master’ and its 1991 follow-up ‘Puppet Master 2,’ B-movie veteran actor Charles Band hoped to create another successful franchise, the sci-fi-western mix ‘Oblivion.’ But with its absurd plot, lackluster acting and terrible special effects, Band is most likely happy that many people have forgotten one of his studio’s earliest entries. The ill-conceived storyline for the movie, which was written by Peter David, follows renegade [...]
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Charle's Band's Oblivion and Seeing Stars: A Sci-Fi Movie Review

*Full disclosure: A DVD screener of this film was provided by Full Moon Features for review.

Director: Sam Irvin.

Writers: Charles Band, John Rheaume, Greg Suddeth, Mark Goldstein, and Peter David.

Oblivion is a sci-fi re-release of Full Moon Features original 1994 production. This picture spawned a sequel in 1996 and both films have a good selection of stars. Andrew Divoff stars as a snaked skinned villain, while South African born Musetta Vander adds an uncontainable and appealing sexuality. Both stars lay waste to a western town, set over a thousand years in the future.

The film begins with a this town is too small for the two of us type scenario and the winner is not the local sheriff, but a scaly creature known as Red Eye (Divoff). Things turn from bad to worse for the locals, as the villains turn prim and calm to sin and harm. The sheriff
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