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Six Gothic Tales Starring Vincent Price UK Blu-ray Release Details & Special Features

  • DailyDead
Scream Factory gave many classic horror film fans a Halloween treat with the release of The Vincent Price Collection II, and now Arrow Films is looking to sate the viewing appetites of Price fans in England with Six Gothic Tales, due out on December 8th. Comprised of six Roger Corman movies based on Edgar Allan Poe’s works and starring Vincent Price, Arrow Films has unveiled their collection’s special features:

Press Release - “From the Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price, and the King of the B’s, Roger Corman, come six Gothic tales inspired by the pen of Edgar Allan Poe. Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the limited edition release of this Six Gothic Tales box set. Limited to a run of just 2000 copies, this much-anticipated release will include The Fall of the House of Usher, Tales of Terror, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Haunted Palace
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‘The Last Days on Mars’ Trailers & Poster: ‘Alien’ Goes to the Red Planet

  • Screen Rant
Irish director Ruairi Robinson’s sci-fi horror The Last Days on Mars might make space travel enthusiasts a little less eager to emigrate to the planet next door. Shot on location in Jordan and at Shepperton Studios on the UK, the film tells the story of a group of astronauts who are collecting specimens on Mars when they discover some specimens that probably should have been left behind. Based on a short story by Sydney James Bounds and adapted by the screen by Clive Dawson (The Bunker), The Last Days on Mars screened at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and is set for a late 2013 release.

There’s been a fair amount of interest in Robinson’s feature directorial debut since he grabbed attention with 2011 horror short Blinky™, a cautionary tale about an angry boy (played by Max Records) who pays the price ...

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Tiff’s 25 Years of Midnight Madness: Best of the Fest #2

Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers,
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Liev Schreiber fronts the Bloody First Trailer and Poster for The Last Days on Mars

  • HeyUGuys
Screening at Cannes this year in the Directors’ Fortnight, Ruairi Robinson’s The Last Days of Mars is the latest thriller to make its way out into the vast terrain of space for its setting.

Liev Schreiber tops an impressive international cast in the UK/Irish/Us production, and now the first poster has debuted over on io9, following the first trailer from MSN.

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body.
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Liev Schreiber, Sally Hawkins and Romola Garai cast in Ruairi Robinson's 'Last Days On Mars'

  • IFTN
Oscar-nominated Irish director Ruairi Robinson (Fifty Percent Grey) has gone into pre-production on his debut feature 'The Last Days of Mars', which is being co-produced by Ireland's Fantastic Films and boasts a strong cast including Liev Schreiber (Scream), Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), and Romola Garai (Atonement). Adapted by screenwriter Clive Dawson (The Bunker) from a short story by Sydney J. Bound, the Irish Film Board-funded feature will begin shooting at Shepperton Studios in London next month before filming gets underway on location in Jordan.
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Liev Schreiber, Sally Hawkins & Romola Garai To Star In Ruari Robinson's Sci-Fi 'The Last Days On Mars'

  • The Playlist
Is there a curse of sci-fi movies set on Mars? We don't believe that, but there's plenty of evidence to support that theory, with virtually every film set on our nearest planetary neighbor -- from "Mission To Mars" to "Red Planet" from "Ghosts Of Mars" and "Mars Needs Moms" to "John Carter" -- all disappointing critically, commercially or both. But director Ruairi Robinson ain't afraid of no curse.

The Irish filmmaker made his name with the Oscar-nominated animated short "Fifty Percent Grey," and has since made a couple of acclaimed live-action tinged shorts -"Silent City" with Cillian Murphy and "Blinky" with Max Records (watch both below). But despite the director being briefly attached to the live-action remake of "Akira" in the middle of the last decade, he's been yet to move into the feature film world, but he's about to finally get rolling on his debut.

Robinson's been attached
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Ruairi Robinson and Weta to experience The Last Days on Mars

  • JoBlo
Academy Award nominated director Ruairi Robinson (Fifty Percent Grey) is set to direct his very first feature film, The Last Days On Mars. Based on a script by screenwriter Clive Dawson (The Bunker), it's a thriller about the discovery of the first life on Mars. The synopsis- As their last day on Mars draws to a close, the astronaut crew is on the verge of a major breakthrough – collected rock specimens reveal microscopic evidence of life. Meanwhile, communication is...
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'Blinky' Director Takes on 'The Animators'

Off the heels of the astounding short teaser Blinky, Screen Daily reports that Qwerty Films have appointed Irish director Ruairi Robinson to helm their sci-fi horror picture The Animators, which was highly placed on The Brit List. Robinsons animated short Fifty Percent Grey was nominated for an Oscar back in 2002, and since then he was behind the sci-fi short Silent City, with Cillian Murphy, and is currently completing another short, Blinky, which stars Where The Wild Things Are star Max Records as a boy whose Christmas present turns out to be a little sinisteragain (watch it here). Penned by The Bunker's Clive Dawson, the pic will follow a crew of astronauts on the Martian surface, who discover evidence of bacterial life. It wont greatly surprise you that things go downhill from there, and the explorers start to be killed off.
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Blinky Director Explores Space Terrors With Animators

Ruairi Robinson, director of that trailer you might have seen online call Blinky (video below), has been hired to direct the feature film The Animators . Qwerty Films is shepherding the sci-fi/horror film written by The Bunker 's Clive Dawson, who adapted Sydney J. Bounds' short story. The Playlist says the script follows a group of astronauts who touch down on martian soil and discover bacterial life. Things go awry from there. The site adds it is very reminiscent of Invasion of the Body Snatchers . Robinson should be casting the film soon.
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Berkeley Square Films launched in London

Berkeley Square Films launched in London
London -- Writer/producer/director Paul Tamasy ("Air Bud"), independent film producer and financier Daniel Figuero ("The Bunker") and London and Hong Kong-based venture capital managers Justin Howard, Stephen Metcalfe and John Tibbs have teamed to set up U.K.-based production, finance and sales banner Berkeley Square Films.

Based in the British capital, the company aims to focus on commercial film and television projects budgeted at up to $7 million, the parties said Wednesday.

"Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill will sit on the company's board of directors in his present capacity as a multi-hyphenate movie maker. Hamill and William Morris Endeavor's Graham Taylor will be based in Los Angeles, giving the British banner a presence across the pond.

Backers said the company aims to announce an initial slate of projects during the upcoming Festival de Cannes.

The company is launching with a U.K. share offer to a hedge fund
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Plot Details and Artwork for Gladiators v Werewolves: Edge of Empire

It was back in December, 2008, that Foy first told us about Gladiators v Werewolves from director Rob (The Bunker) Green, but details were scarce. Now, however, the UK's Av Pictures has provided a full synopsis and early poster art for the first installment in a proposed trilogy, now retitled to Gladiators v Werewolves: Edge of Empire.

Synopsis:

The Hunt. The Trap. The Games.

Ad 160. The Romans occupy Britain, and the great Hadrian's Wall divides the land, built to keep back the northern warrior tribes, and something far more dangerous; a clan of savage wolf-like creatures which roam the lowlands.

Word reaches Governor Flavius that the Emperor has decreed that new, more fearsome beasts should be captured for the games. The ambitious Governor, having heard rumours of the fierce wolf-beasts beyond the great wall, senses an opportunity to win favour with the Emperor and even a place in the senate.

The heroic Centurian,
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Excl: Paul Davis Talks Gladiators vs Werewolves

After the Q&A session last night at the New Beverly for the American Werewolf In London and Beware The Moon double-feature, ShockTillYouDrop.com checked in with the doc's writer/director/producer Paul Davis to see what he had lined up next and it seems that werewolves are still very much a part of his future. He revealed exclusively to us that he'll be playing a werewolf in Gladiators vs. Werewolves: Edge Of Empire , the latest movie from filmmaker Rob Green ( The Bunker ). Apparently, the gig came about once FX artist Shaune Harrison saw Davis' size and insisted on putting him in a monster suit. "It's weird how this has all come about and in the space of two-weeks since Frightfest in London," Davis tells us. "I can't say too much but basically I was...
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Man About a Dog Becomes Obsession

Alec Coppel's novel "A Man About a Dog" is being adapted once again, this time by Think Tank Films . Thaddeus O'Sullivan will direct from a script by Rob Green ( The Bunker , House ). Described as a psychological thriller, the story centers around a jealous husband and the revenge scheme he exacts against his wife's lover. The title "A Man About a Dog" takes its cue from the narrative's canine who leads investigators to the husband. Richard Johns ( Shadow of the Vampire ) and Rupert Jermyn will produce. Coppel's source material was realized in 1949 by Edward Dmytryk and was known then as Obsession , or, The Hidden Room .
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Bunker Director Pits Gladiators Vs. Werewolves

There isn't a lot of meat to this story since the motion picture in question has only just been announced and details are all but non-existent, but whenever someone decides to make a movie about gladiators in the Roman Colosseum being forced to battle werewolves, that gets a headline in my book.

Directly and to the point titled Gladiators vs. Werewolves, this production from Britain's Av Pictures, the company also behind the upcoming Lesbian Vampire Killers, is to be the latest from Rob Green, he of a World War 2 horror film titled The Bunker (pictured) that I've never seen but heard was pretty good. Here's the statement from Av Pictures website:

Due to commence shooting early in 2009 from Rob Green, director of the critically-acclaimed The Bunker comes Gladiators vs Werewolves, an explosive battle between the deadliest trained fighters of ancient Rome and a ferocious tribe of savage werewolves.

And that
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