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Arrow Video is excited to announce the UK Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD release of Teruo Ishii’s 1970 Japanese cult classic, Blind Woman’s Curse, available to own in the UK from 31stMarch. This deluxe edition - the first time the film will be released on any home video format within the UK - features packaging that showcases stunning newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx and a new high-definition digital transfer of the film prepared by Nikkatsu Studios, the famed studio behind many pinky violence and genre classics, and home to filmmakers such as Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill). Starring cult actress Meiko Kaji, of Lady Snowblood fame (whose singing from that film was borrowed by Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill), seen here in her first major role. As her star rose she would move on to the classic girl gang series Stray Cat Rock, which will be released by Arrow Video later in 2014. Lady Snowblood, »
The upcoming sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One has secured an Olympic Gold medalist for its cast, with former WWE champion and Tna Wrestling star Kurt Angle signing on for the follow-up to last year's cult Syfy monster movie. Angle's previous film roles include Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Warrior and Pain & Gain.
In addition to Angle, it's been revealed that Robert Klein (Reign Over Me) has joined the cast, while Perez Hilton, Biz Markie and Pepa from Salt-n-Pepa are set for cameos. They will join returning Sharknado stars Ian Zierling and Tara Reid alongside new additions Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Mark McGrath (Scooby-Doo), Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and Judd Hirsch (Taxi).
- Gary Collinson
Sugar and spice and slice-and-dice.
Women are not natural born killers. That’s the commonly held belief, supported by crime statistics that show that 93% of all murders are committed by men. But, what about that 7% of women that do kill, the ones responsible for 16,000 murders a year? Are women killers different, somehow, than other women, or are they just regular women driven to acts of insanity by money, revenge or passion? Examining the motivations and methodologies of women killers is what makes our crime series Snapped (weekdays at 6pm Et/3pm Pt) so wickedly fascinating.
As in real life, violent female characters comprise only a small percentage of the perpetrators of violence depicted on the big screen, but the truly terrifying ones make a lasting impression on us. Here's our rundown of the most infamous female characters in cinema, women that snapped and resorted to violence and even murder to achieve their goals. »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Previously, On Reven8e.
Patrick has a heady reunion with his father, and Emily‘s Soap Opera Blackouts continue.
Here are five highlights:
Everyone Has An Angle
And this was my favorite.
That’LL Need A Few Stitches
Okay, I’ve been putting this off, but I can deny it no longer. Patrick is f*cking nuts. I was willing to overlook a few things (i.e. bludgeoning Nolan, cutting brake lines, wearing clothes), but it’s pretty clear Patrick’s got a screw loose. And that’s not the context I want when I write “Patrick” and “screw.”
While Victoria and Conrad are enjoying a breakfast of eggs benedict and seething hatred, a maid rushes in to tell her there’s been a fire at the art gallery. After beating the maid about the head and arms for a few minutes, Victoria rushes off to find Patrick at the now gutted gallery, »
Last year saw the release of Wolf Of Wall Street and Gravity – two highly successful films that won, or at least were nominated, for tons of awards. If we were to look into the sheer amount of work that was put in to getting those films made, we would find that the end results are even more impressive. Leonardo DiCaprio had been attached to Wolf Of Wall Street since 2007; Gravity had been in the development process at Universal Pictures for years before casting began back in 2010. If you had been eager to see any of these films, you had to wait at least a half of a decade before they were finally released to a theater near you.
The truth is, the process of getting a movie made is painstakingly long. Quentin Tarantino had been working on Inglourious Basterds since before he made the Kill Bill movies. Christopher Nolan originally »
- Ken Guidry
A few nights ago, I went to the screening of Troma’s hilarious new movie Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1. Texas Frightmare Weekend and Rue Morgue magazine were kind enough to sponsor the event at the historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. Texas Frightmare is an annual horror convention that happens every May in Irving, Texas, that welcomes both celebrities and fans to gather and celebrate the genre. Fearnet will be attending the event this year, so make sure to stop by their booth to say hello and grab some much needed hand sanitizer!
On Sunday, I was lucky enough to get a quick interview with the man himself; the legend who created Troma Entertainment, Mr. Lloyd Kaufman. We chatted about the remake of his cult classic Class of Nuke ‘Em High, what’s in store for Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 2, and what it takes to make »
- Kalyn Corrigan
Bollywood beauty Kangana Ranaut speaks to Sunny Malik about her next release, Queen which hits theaters on March 7th. The film is a feel-good and female-centric flick directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Queen tells the story of Rani, a girl left at the altar. Taking her life and destiny in her own hands, she decides, impromptu, to go for her meticulously pre-planned honeymoon… by herself. A girl who has never been out in Delhi unescorted by her younger brother now leaves for a foreign land to embark on a life journey filled with experience and adventure.
How was your experience attending the Burberry show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week?
It was really beautiful. London was great as it didn’t rain that day. We were expecting it to rain and it didn’t. »
- Sunny Malik
Finding Nemo encompasses a tremendous amount of positive imagery that makes up Disney and Pixar’s populous appeal. From learning how to trust family and friends, to overcoming biggest fears and obstacles, Finding Nemo understands how to tap into the audience’s heartstrings and neatly ties in a meaningful message for the viewer to take home. Yet with every good side, there is a dark presence that even Disney can’t back away from. Like many Disney films, from Bambi to Frozen, Finding Nemo deals with a story whose basis stems from a broken household struggling with a great deal of separation. Why does Disney cling onto threads of such despair and heartache? Perhaps it’s a factor many can relate to. Or perhaps it’s a working formula that sweetens the arc of a happy ending. Either way, separation is a tapped fountain of which Hollywood has dipped into time after time again. »
- Christopher Clemente
Comedy mastermind David Koechner takes a dark and troubling turn in the new thriller Cheap Thrills, which is available on VOD now before its release in theaters this March. The twisted tale follows Craig (Pat Healy), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry). These two are quickly roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton). The couple engages Craig and his buddy in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple's sick sense of humor pushes just »
On a sunny May morning in northwest Atlanta, Will Ferrell ambles into the warehouse at 2282 Defoor Hills Road – a windowless, 31,000-square-foot behemoth that has been transformed, thanks to low rents and generous Georgia tax incentives, into a makeshift movie soundstage. The warehouse is typically home to moving companies, but today the tenant has a much higher profile: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a.k.a. the most hotly anticipated comedy of the year, and the most buzzed-about sequel in comedy history. Ferrell is starting his workday as the film's hero, »
This is how your cheapo monster movie sausage gets made:
1. First, there’s the calm before the sharks. Actors and extras take their places. Someone calls quiet on the set. Everyone is silent, still but hyper-aware, their muscles coiled like those of a Great White about to strike. Or something.
2. Suddenly, a crew member bellows that sound is rolling, then yells out, “Action!”
3. Chaos. Grown men and women are shrieking in terror. Crowds are surging toward all available exits. Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath jerks his head violently in every direction until finally making a dramatic dive onto the ground. »
- Hillary Busis
Watch the outtakes during the end credits of the first Anchorman movie and the wildly improvisational nature of the performances is quite clear. No line, it seems, is delivered without Will Ferrell and his pals firing off another fifteen options, just to give director Adam McKay something to work with.
Somehow, an entire plot involving a Dog Day Afternoon-style bank heist was filmed then jettisoned, and that formed the backbone of the semi-sequel, Wake Up Ron Burgundy, which was released on DVD in 2004 (it is now available on Blu-ray as part of the ‘Rich Mahogany Edition’).
Fans of Anchorman 2 won’t even have to wait until the DVD release to slake their thirst for Burgundy, since Paramount are taking the very unusual step of releasing a new extended cut straight into cinemas. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Continued promises 763 new jokes, give or take. Of these 763, at least »
- Cai Ross
Feature James Clayton 21 Feb 2014 - 06:09
Editors are a vital yet oft-overlooked part of filmmaking. James takes a closer look at the work of these mystery craftspeople...
Here's a pretty disturbing proposition for you to mentally chop down into easily digestible chunks - Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac makes its way into cinemas this week. The controversial Danish director's new ensemble movie revolves around the reminiscence of a sex addict named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who's found in the street by an academic (Stellan Skarsgård). Joe proceeds to tell him her personal story and the film plays out in flashbacks across different time periods, fleshed out by an array of well-known actors who engage themselves in graphic carnal activity.
I’ve always been a fan of mixing the horror and western genres. Something about the setting of a good, traditional western makes it ripe for elements of horror. Perhaps it’s the lack of technology, the stripping away of the abundant electricity and glowing screens that we all find comfort in these days. Maybe it’s the isolation of those long-ago days, when highways and interstates were nonexistent, and travel was by horseback or on foot and took days instead of hours. These days, if something bad happens on the other side of the world we know about it almost instantly. Back then word traveled mostly by mouth, and bad things could happen the next town over and nobody would know, until maybe that bad thing showed up on their doorstep. “Adam Price and His Traveling Players,” a group of supposed actors travelling the dusty roads between towns in 1880s Mexico, »
- Blu Gilliand
Cinema studies has never been so easy...or cute. In a new video, Brazilian art director Pier Paolo presents iconic film characters in a little animated clip that goes through the history of cinema. Starting with Charlie Chaplin, it evolves into "Singing in the Rain," then "The Godfather," then "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones." Paolo then takes a slightly bloody turn with "Freddy vs. Jason" and "Kill Bill," before bringing it to a heartwarming finale with the old man from "Up" floating towards the top of the screen and out of sight. Set to various film scores and the music of Aphex Twin, this video has enough charm and eggheads to induce an "awww" from even the most taciturn of film buffs. »
- Emerson Gordon
Artist Murat Palta has created this wonderfully awesome series of illustrations featuring classic films in the style of classic Ottoman paintings. They were created for the artist's graduation thesis, and this is what he said,
It all started 2 years ago with an experiment to blend traditional ‘oriental’ (Ottoman) motifs and contemporary ‘western’ cinema. After a positive response to "Ottoman Star Wars", I decided to take the theme further, and developed more film posters using the same technique.
Combining global with local, traditional with contemporary, and adding a bit of humor made it a fun and rewarding experience for me. According to my marks that I got from the project, the teachers' opinion were the same.
- Joey Paur
It begins with a classic scenario: Semi-reformed criminal Jos wakes up next to a corpse with a gun and no memory of the previous night. From there, the movie aspires to the likes of Tarantino and Guy Ritchie — even going so far as to invoke the former both explicitly (a reference to Kill Bill's gender politics) and implicitly (the director's patented trunk shot) — but doesn't offer anything its forebears haven't already pulled off with more style and wit.
Imitating filmmakers who are themselves endlessly imitative is a strange form of mimesis, one that results in lines like "You've se »
Ten years ago a science fiction film soared into cinemas across the world, featuring a classic story of man vs machine and starring the talented Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, followed the characters of Polly Perkins, an enthusiastic journalist, and her former lover Joe Sullivan, the titular Sky Captain. Together they investigate a mysterious invasion of New York City by an army of robots, in an alternative-history 1939 setting.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was a brilliant piece of cinema, drawing on a classic style to deliver an engaging and exciting story. Upon its release, it was praised by critics, who complimented the “gorgeous” visuals and deemed the film a “triumph.” Legendary film critic Roger Ebert gave Sky Captain a maximum four out of four stars, asserting “it reminded me of how I felt the first time I »
- Jon Lovatt
Here at Reelz, we have been watching a lot of our daytime programming, and after seeing the true-crime stories featured on Snapped, Solved and Solved: Extreme Forensics, we were amazed at how likable and upstanding murderers can be. But maybe it shouldn't be a surprise, considering how many of our favorite fictional killers are charming and empathetic. In honor of all those upstanding murderers, we bring you our top seven fictional characters who have had some experience with homicide.
Walter White from Breaking Bad
The total count of lives taken by the hands of Walter White gets pretty high when you factor in the group of Neo-Nazis he hired to kill off nine witnesses and one lawyer who were former employees of drug lord Gus Fring. Don’t forget the many deaths he is indirectly responsible for.
Why we like him: The reason we root for the great Walter White »
- Megan Rivera
The biggest win for the United States on Feb. 15 was unfortunately not for a medal. Hockey fans got to watch the game of their life as the U.S. faced off against Russia, resulting in basically another Miracle. Except our eye candy was upgraded from Patrick O’Brian Dempsey to T.J. Oshie. The only other American win was a bronze medal in men’s skeleton. As expected, the Europeans cleaned up in ski-jumping and super-g. But Team USA suffered another crippling loss in speed skating, and one that we couldn’t blame on the suits. Conspiracy theories may now commence. »
- JoJo Marshall
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