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Battle for Sevastopol, 2015.
Directed by Sergey Mokritskiy.
A biographical film charting the story of Soviet Ukrainian Lyudmila Pavlichenko, one of the deadliest snipers in World War II.
The joint Russian and Ukrainian production of The Battle of Sevastopol (Bitva za Sevastopol) is an engaging and imaginative war biography. Occasionally struggling to separate the hyperbole from the facts, it is nevertheless worth seeking out for anyone interested in a dual assessment of militaristic and psychological conflict, both inside and outside the arena of war.
The Russian language film tells the story of Ukrainian-born sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko (Yuliya Peresild) – nicknamed ‘Lady Death’. Trained as a sniper and sent to fight on the frontline in 1941, aged 25, Pavlichenko was said to have killed 309 Nazis in less than a year during battles in Odessa and the strategic city of Sevastopol on Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. »
- Robert W Monk
When Sam shows up at your door, usually your luck has officially run out, but Mezco Toyz’s Sam doll is an exception to that rule. Accompanying Sam in today’s Horror Highlights, we have a new clip from Me and My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse, a trailer for the short film Bad Acid, and Echoes graphic novel cover art and release details.
Mezco Toyz’s Trick ‘R Treat Doll: From Mezco Toyz: “He may look like a child dressed for trick or treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself.
Straight from the film Trick ‘r Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Beneath his apparently innocent scarecrow mask is his misshapen, demonic head. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who show disrespect to his holiday.
Sam comes complete with his infamous and mysterious sack and his deadly oversized lollipop. »
- Tamika Jones
Purgatori, the feared vampire goddess from Dynamite’s Chaos! Universe is getting the royal treatment with a gorgeous new statue from Sideshow Collectibles.
Slated for shipping sometime between December 2016 and February 2017, the Purgatori statue stands over 22 inches tall and is priced at $429.99. To learn more, visit Sideshow Collectibles online.
“Sideshow is proud to introduce the Purgatori Statue, spinning out of Dynamite’s best-selling Chaos! Universe.
As desirable as she is deadly, the stunning vampire goddess takes off like a bat out of Hell amid a base of fiery demons, with outstretched arms and sweeping translucent wings. Driven by her insatiable lust for blood, Lucifer’s crimson-skinned lover is dressed to kill, scantily clad in a wicked ensemble with long black gloves, thigh-high boots, and a sacred ankh pendant exuding Egyptian allure. Standing beside Lady Death or Vampirella, Sideshow’s Purgatori statue is a must-have for fans of the bad girls of comics! »
- Derek Anderson
The movie is a biopic of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a young Soviet woman who joined the Red Army to fight the Nazi invasion of the Ussr and became one of the deadliest snipers in World War II. Pic sold to the U.K. (Arrowfilms), Germany (Meteor), former Yugoslavia (McF), Turkey (Medyavision), Japan (New Select), Hong Kong (VII Pillars Entertainment), Russia, Cei (Fox), Poland (Filmmedia) and Bulgaria (Film Vision).
Seven7 will release in France, Switzerland and Belgium.
Loco Films is in negotiations to close deals in the U.S., Scandinavia and Italy.
Boasting a $20 million budget, the movie follows the journey of Pavlichenko, who was nicknamed “Lady Death” after killing 300 people in one month. She was later enlisted by Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin in 1942 to »
- Elsa Keslassy
4 items from 2016
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