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Italian box office sensation 'Quo Vado?' finds buyers

Exclusive: Italian box office smash Quo Vado? has been sold to UK, Germany and Spain among other markets.

Taodue has scored key deals on its box office sensation Quo Vado?, the second-highest grossing film of all time in Italy.

Deals to close prior to and during the Efm include Germany and Austria (Weltkino), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), UK (Vue Cinemas), Portugal (Outsider Films/A Contracorriente Films), Greece (Spentzos Films), Russia (Cinema Prestige) and Australia and New Zealand (Palace Films). A deal for Latin America and Middle East with Italia Film and additional deals are also in the works.

Italian comedian Checco Zalone stars in writer-director Gennaro Nunviante’s Quo Vado?, about a middle-aged Italian slacker who goes to any lengths to hold onto his 9 to 5 government job.

The Taodue-produced comedy is second only to Avatar at the Italian box office, having taken $70.8m and overtaking previous Zalone and Taodue collaboration Sole A Catinelle ($56.3m).

Italian powerhouse Taodue
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Italian box office sensation 'Quo Vado?' finds key buyers

Exclusive: Italian box office smash Quo Vado? has been sold to UK, Germany and Spain among other markets.

Taodue has scored key deals on its box office sensation Quo Vado?, the second-highest grossing film of all time in Italy.

Deals to close prior to and during the Efm include Germany and Austria (Weltkino), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), UK (Vue Cinemas), Portugal (Outsider Films/A Contracorriente Films), Greece (Spentzos Films), Russia (Cinema Prestige) and Australia and New Zealand (Palace Films). A deal for Latin America and Middle East with Italia Film and additional deals are also in the works.

Italian comedian Checco Zalone stars in writer-director Gennaro Nunviante’s Quo Vado?, about a middle-aged Italian slacker who goes to any lengths to hold onto his 9 to 5 government job.

The Taodue-produced comedy is second only to Avatar at the Italian box office, having taken $70.8m and overtaking previous Zalone and Taodue collaboration Sole A Catinelle ($56.3m).

Italian powerhouse Taodue
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Pope Francis Biopic ‘Call Me Francesco’ Gets February U.S. Premiere

Pope Francis Biopic ‘Call Me Francesco’ Gets February U.S. Premiere
The American premiere of “Call Me Francesco,” the biopic based on the life of Pope Francis, will launch the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival on Feb. 21 at the Chinese Six Theaters at Los Angeles.

Directed by Italian filmmaker Daniele Luchetti, “Call Me Francesco” chronicles the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as a young man in Buenos Aires before finding his calling to become a Jesuit priest, and follows him as he rose through the ranks of archbishop and cardinal struggling with difficult decisions in the face of military dictatorship before, in 2013, becoming the first pontiff ever from the Americas.

Argentinian actor Rodrigo De la Serna (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) stars in the title role. The film is produced by Pietro Valsecchi for Medusa in collaboration with Mediaset’s Taodue and is distributed by Medusa in Italy.

“There is no one in today’s world who is more beloved and admired than Pope Francis,
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200 Greatest Horror Films (100-91)

Special Mention: C’est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog)

Written by André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux and Vincent Tavier

Directed by André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde

France, 1992

Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoît Poelvoorde set out to make their first feature film with little resources and little money. In the tradition of filmmakers who can’t afford much film stock, the trio settled for a faux-documentary-style approach – the result is a high-concept satire of media violence that would spoof documentaries by following around a fictitious sociopath named Ben as he exercises his lethal craft. While the cinematic tradition of presenting villains as suave, charming, attractive, and intelligent individuals is nothing new, Man Bites Dog was still ahead of its time. Much like the great Hitchcockian villains such as Joseph Cotten in Shadow of a Doubt, Ben is a man of action and ideas. He expounds on art,
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31 Days of Horror: 100 Greatest Horror Films: Top 100

Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles. I’ve also decided to publish each post backwards this time for one reason: the new additions appear lower on my list, whereas my top 50 haven’t changed much, except for maybe in ranking. I am including documentaries, short films and mini series, only as special mentions – along with a few features that can qualify as horror, but barely do.

Come Back Tonight To See My List Of The 200 Best!

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Directed by Terence Young

Written by Robert Carrington

USA, 1967

Directed by Terence Young,
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Scary Movies Film Series Returns to New York's Lincoln Center for 7th Annual Festival

Beginning on Halloween night and running through November 7th, New York's Lincoln Center is once again playing host to a horror film festival called Scary Movies, which will see both world premieres of new horror films as well as screenings of genre faves from the past.

With oodles of filmmakers in attendance, and tons of movies being shown, it looks to be another can't miss event. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release

The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual horror fest Scary Movies returns for its 7th edition featuring several U.S. and New York City premieres among its lineup of highly anticipated horror films and thrillers, genre rarities and fan favorites. Appearances include filmmakers Eli Roth, Andrew van den Houten, Cliff Prowse and Derek Lee.

Among the nine U.S. or NYC premieres are; Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s high school horror-revenge film
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Tiff’s 25 Years of Midnight Madness: Best of the Fest #3 – ‘Cemetery Man’

Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons ’95) (Of Death, of Love)

Directed by Michele Soavi

Written by Gianni Romoli

Italy / France / Germany, (1996)

Let’s just get this out of the way. Michele Soavi’s Cemetery Man is one of the three best Italian horror films ever made. Based on the wildly popular Italian comic book Dellamorte, Dellamore from Tiziano Sclavi’s Dylan Dog series, Cemetery Man is compelling, bizarre, and downright entertaining from start to finish. Technically a zombie film, but not really, Soavi’s avant-garde gothic flick weaves in so many unexpected directions, that it is quite unlike any horror film made before or after. This surreal fantasy from the director of Deliria (1987) unfolds like a very weird dream and never stops moving, twisting and turning its way to a beautifully rendered existential climax. You can take it as a horror picture or a black/comedy or a story about friendship,
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Demons Finally Unleashed On UK Blu-ray!

Fans of Lamberto Bava’s classic 80’s splatter-fests Demons and Demons 2 – listen up! You officially have permission to perform a jig of happiness as the UK’s Arrow Video announce brand new DVD, Blu-ray and Steelbook editions of Both flicks in feature-packed editions as badass as Bobby Rhodes himself! Hell. Fucking. Yes.

Alongside the films themselves, each package also contains a part of the brand new comic book sequel, Demons 3. Are you ready? Check this out!

From the Press Release

Arrow Films is pleased to announce the limited edition deluxe versions of Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento’s blood-curdling zombie horror classics Demons and Demons 2 - released as Blu-ray, DVD and Steelbook editions, alongside Demons 3, an exclusive and specially commissioned comic book by Stefan Hutchinson. All formats are released in the UK on Monday April 30th.

Restored from the original camera negatives by Cineteca di Bologna, these highly
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First Images, Full Cast, and Soundtrack Announced for Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love

Woody Allen’s next film, heretofore known as ‘Nero Fiddled’, was officially re-titled yesterday and given a new name that should see it resonate better in its international territories, and so from here on out we’ll know it as ‘To Rome With Love’.

We now have the first eleven images to share with you, some images of the film itself and others including Allen on set, as well as the full cast line-up (which is excellent) and the full soundtrack details (which are just a little bit impeccable).

The romantic-comedy is made up of four vignettes, two of which revolving around American characters and two around Italian characters, with the main cast including the likes of Allen himself, Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, Judy Davis, Greta Gerwig, and Alison Pill.

The newly re-titled To Rome With Love will open in Italy on 20th April
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Excl: Sergio Stivaletti Gives Us an Update on Cemetery Man 2

Sergio Stivaletti was one of the many guests at the Weekend of Horrors event in Los Angeles. I had the fortunate chance to sit down with Italy's FX vet to discuss his career as well as the future. Our full interview is arriving in a future edition of Choice Cuts , but I thought I'd pull this snippet in which he talks about a sequel to Michele Soavi's Cemetery Man . It was revealed at the start of the year that Soavi was scripting a new chapter in the life of Francesco Dellamorte. And since Stivaletti was responsible for the FX on the first film, we knew he might have a sequel progress report for us.
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‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’ Review

Screen Rant’s Ben Kendrick reviews Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

The 2011 summer blockbuster movie season is packed with comic book adaptations: Thor, X-Men: First Class, Priest, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Green Lantern. However, in a film-scape loaded with familiar comic properties, a lesser-known hero has already hit the big screen this summer: paranormal investigator Dylan Dog. Dylan Dog: Dead of Night isn’t the first cinematic interpretation of the Dylan Dog universe. In 1994 director Michele Soavi filmed Dellamorte Dellamore starring Rupert Everett as Francesco Dellamorte (a side character in the Italian comic series) who dressed in the iconic Dylan Dog outfit – though the titular lead never appeared in the film. The movie received mostly negative reviews in the U.S. and abroad.

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Soavi Planning Cemetery Man 2?

Soavi Planning Cemetery Man 2?
Just when you think you're suffering from zombie fatigue, another project comes along to get you excited again. If you thought The Walking Dead might be the last word on the genre, think on. Fangoria has a scoop that Michele Soavi is working on a sequel to Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man), his bonkers Italian comedy horror first released in 1994.Based on a novel by Dylan Dog creator Tiziano Sclavi, Dellamorte Dellamore stars Rupert Everett as cemetery caretaker Francesco, trying to stay on top of his paperwork while keeping the frequently rising undead from overrunning his town; obsessively pursuing a succession of women, all played by Anna Falci, who resemble his lost love (whom he shot, twice, once by mistake and once as a zombie); and fending off job offers from the Grim Reaper.It did poorly on release, but has built up a cult following over time and has
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Cemetary Man Sequel Could Be in The Works

by Chad Simpson

One of the coolest and somewhat unknown foreign films from 1994 titled Cemetery Man might be getting its long awaited sequel. The part zombie, part supernatural, all insane horror film starring a young Rupert Everett is considered a cult classic and definitely one to check out if you haven't seen it yet.

According to Fangoria, Luigi Cozzi stated that he recently heard from the Cemetery Man writer-director Michele Soavi. According to Cozzi, "Michele has told me that he has started to write the script for a special horror project he plans to shoot between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012: a sequel to his Gothic masterpiece Dellamorte Dellamore, a.k.a. Cemetery Man. He's going to produce it himself and wants it to really be a great, strong, shocking Italian horror movie."

It would be sweet to see Everett resume his role as the cemetery caretaker Francesco Dellamorte.
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Dellamorte Dellamore 2 - zombies rise again in a sequel to Cemetery Man??

  • JoBlo
There are a few cult movies that should be viewed by any true genre fan, and Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man) is on that list. At least for anyone interested in zombies, Euro weirdness, and the spectacular nakedness of Anna Falchi. The 1994 original from director Michele Soavi starred Rupert Everett as Francesco Dellamorte, a graveyard attendant in a sleepy Italian town where the corpses don't stay in the ground. He finds love in the drool-inducing form of a mysterious woman, but...
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Cemetery Man Sequel in the Works?

The beloved 1994 Italian cult horror film Dellamorte Dellamore may be getting a sequel. Luigi Cozzi spoke to Fangoria and said he recently heard from Dellamorte writer-director Michele Soavi. Says Cozzi, "Michele has told me that he has started to write the script for a special horror project he plans to shoot between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012: a sequel to his Gothic masterpiece Dellamorte Dellamore, a.k.a. Cemetery Man. He's going to produce it himself and wants it to really be a great, strong, shocking Italian horror movie." If a sequel were to come to fruition, would Rupert Everett reprise his role as cemetery caretaker Francesco Dellamorte? We shall see. Soavi also apparently has another film in the works, this one is Goonies -inspired...
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GeekTyrant October Zombie Fest: Cemetery Man

Every October we here at GeekTyrant try to do something fun for the Halloween season. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, it’s just a fun season of the year, and I love horror movies! Our first year we focused on Italian Horror films, the next year we focused on the classic Universal Horror Monster movies, This year we are going to put a focus on Zombies! Why? Because we love zombies! I also thought it would be a cool and fun lead-in to AMC’s new zombie TV series The Walking Dead which will be released Halloween night.

So far we've discussed White Zombie, and Serpent and the Rainbow, we will continue with....

Cemetery Man a.k.a. Dellamorte Dellamore

Here’s a zombie film many of you may not have heard of, it all depends how much of a hard core horror fan you are.

This 1994 Italian
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