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The production concept behind Shogun Assassin is one that would often immediately put film fan’s noses out of joint but Shogun Assassin is a much loved film and with good reason. Essentially a re-edit and re-dubbing of the first two feature film instalments in the Lone Wolf & Cub series Shogun Assassin was produced as a ‘brand new’ feature for the Us market in 1980.
The film contains approximately twelve minutes of the first Lone Wolf film, Sword of Vengeance, and approximately seventy-five minutes from the second film, Baby Cart at the River Styx (both directed by Kenji Misumi). Director Robert Houston splices various sequences from these films together to create one film that obviously bears a lot of similarities but simplifies and removes plot points in places and drastically alters dialogue. Hiring deaf people to guess at what the characters could be saying Houston then took these approximations and rewrote the script, »
- Craig Skinner
Since Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Quentin Tarantino’s chin has been flapping a damn sight more than his clapperboard. Par for the course, we know, but we finally have some walk to go with the talk. His war opus Inglorious Bastards script is nailed – and so is the cast. “It’s going to be myself and Tim Roth,” Madsen tells Total Film. “Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy are in it, too.” Yes, Eddie Murphy. Tarantino, clearly, has something special brewing in his mind. Possibly Alzheimer’s. But that’s not...
- Total Film
8:00 College Football 8:00 NCIS (repeat) 10:00 48 Hours Mystery (new) 8:00 Cops (new) 8:30 Cops (repeat) 9:00 America's Most Wanted (new) 8:00 Outlaw (new) 9:00 Law & Order: Los Angeles (repeat) 10:00 Law & Order: Svu (repeat) 11:29 Saturday Night Live (repeat, with guests Jane Lynch and Bruno Mars) More TV to watch when you read more. 8:30 Back to the Future Part III 8:00 The 40 Year Old Virgin 9:00 Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay 8:00 Little Miss Sunshine 8:00 Freedom Writers 8:00 The Wedding Planner 8:00 Dumb and Dumber 9:15 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 »
For the second week running, there's a lot to get through over the next seven days of UK telly, so we'll be short and, hopefully, sweet in helping you set your reminders early.
8 Out Of 10 Cats bids farewell to Tellyville tonight, Friday, October 15th at 10:00pm on Channel 4. The show, hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford, will, no doubt, get the groans going amid the giggles, with this week's guest comedians Rufus Hound and Russell Kane seeing the current series out.
The Pillars Of The Earth debuts on Saturday, October 16th at 9:00pm on Channel 4. The mini-series, set in 12th century England, stars Donald Sutherland, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Hayley Atwell and looks like a »
Cinema Blend has gotten their mitts on the most recent draft of the Deadpool movie screenplay and their reaction can be summed up as follows: this film needs to be made, now.
Both director Robert Rodriguez and star Ryan Reynolds would be hard-pressed to work on Deadpool if 20th Century Fox pushed for production to begin in the near future, but – according to the script reviewer – the comic book flick would be a perfect match for both of these fellows.
Here, in a nutshell, is the gist of the Deadpool script review (No Spoilers, we promise):
Click to continue reading ‘Deadpool’ Script Review Is Extremely Positive
- Sandy Schaefer
Ok my peeps, we are in my favorite season of the year, the month of Halloween and Yes I said that right! Being the horror movie fan that I am I get to watch some DVD's and Blu-ray's that sometimes might miss some of the horror fans out there so these picks this month will be nothing but obscure horror movies I have picked out for you to go rent (Yes Netflix has them!) or you buy right here because we rock like that! We'll post 5 movies for you each week. Happy month of Halloween and here we go!
1. Plague Town- I love this movie, it's one of my newer go-to-horror flicks! The story is fun and the creepy factor is at a high level!
Rosemary is not like other children...
Fangoria calls it A boundary-pushing, taboo-breaking experience. Av Maniacs says it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of »
Sally Menke, an Oscar-nominated film editor who worked on every Quentin Tarantino movie, was found dead Tuesday along a Griffith Park trail where she went hiking during a record heat wave. She was 56.
Menke, the wife of Oscar-winning director Dean Parisot, edited every Tarantino pic from "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) to last year's "In¬glourious Basterds," which earned her an Oscar nomination. She also received a nom for "Pulp Fiction" (1994).
Investigators suspect she died of hyperthermia Monday, when downtown Los Angeles was on its way to a record high of 113, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Fred Corral said. An autopsy is planned for Wednesday.
A Friars Club Roast of Tarantino, scheduled for Friday in New York with Samuel L. Jackson as roast master, was postponed. The director met with executives, "and it was immediately decided, out of respect for the sad loss, to postpone the roast," a Friars spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter. »
- By Georg Szalai and Mike Barnes
I'm not the kind of guy who watches a movie like Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and thinks, "Yeah, I could do that part better... and much, much longer." That's what comes to mind when I consider the motivations of writer Chris Sparling and director Rodrigo Cortés, though, when I hear about the upcoming movie Buried.
Ryan Reynolds is no Uma Thurman, but this new TV spot for Buried makes it look like he's going to have to be able to command the screen as well as she does if his new movie has any hope of working. He has "a lighter, a cell phone, 90 minutes of oxygen... and very few options," according to the voiceover, but it seems to me that the latter part could be said of the film itself. »
- Mike Chesnut
If Robert Rodriguez's Machete is even half as good as the trailer, the pic will certainly be the best movie featuring the knife named in the title. Meanwhile, the title character's knife-adorned wardrobe — and the clip of Danny Trejo swinging a bladed morning star and bungee jumping with entrails — begged the question: What are the most memorable movie scenes where a knife plays a leading role?
see the 10 scenes that made our list >>
Link | Posted 9/3/2010 by reelz
Psycho | Monty Python and the Holy Grail | Fatal Attraction | Conan the Destroyer | Under Siege | Kill Bill: Vol. 1 | Machete | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid | Raiders of the Lost Ark | Saving Private Ryan | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back »
- reelz reelz
Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Release Date: September 3, 2010
Plot: An ex-Federale (Trejo) is set up and on the run. Then he goes after all his enemies with his trusty machete at his side.
Who’S It For? This is ultra-violent. I can’t express that enough. It’s a nod to exploitative flicks and really is all over the place with its tone.
Expectations: The Expendables didn’t do it for me. I was desperately trying not to put extra pressure on Machete just because of that. I was one of the many who saw Grindhouse and the fake trailer of Machete and thought, “Yeah, I’d see that.”
- Jeff Bayer
The tattoo-clad Yakuza (“japanese gangster”) Hanzo – no, not Hattori from Kill Bill – is the latest Predators character to get his own featurette before the flick hit theaters here in the states next Friday.
There is also a new behind-the-scenes clip to check out as well, which features Predators producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal giving a brief tour of Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios and one of the sets for the film’s alien world setting.
We’ve already gotten a look at the deadly warriors – and one sinister physician – being played by Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, and Danny Trejo, so it seems fitting that we should get a bit more information about the silent-but-deadly Hanzo (played by Louis Ozawa Changchien) as well. Suffice it to say, he…
Click to continue reading New ‘Predators’ Yakuza Featurette & Set Tour Video
- Sandy Schaefer
The following video is three months old so perhaps you've seen it, perhaps you haven't. Either way, it was the first time I'd seen it and I can only assume if you've already been so lucky you will probably want to watch it again and if you haven't, and you're a fan of the films by Quentin Tarantino and the brothers Coen, you'll enjoy the following six minutes.
Leandro Copperfield (website) has created the following mash-up, which is pretty much a cinematic equivalent to a techno club remix taking ten films from Joel and Ethan Coen and an additional seven from Quentin Tarantino and putting them into a mixed up bit of video that's a hell of a lot of fun to watch for folks who love the films these three gentlemen deliver.
- Brad Brevet
Teachers, mentors, trainers, instructors, surrogate parents: they all merge together in the movies. It's a time-honored tradition to examine the teacher-student relationship, starting long before Robert Donat won an Oscar as a beloved teacher in Goodbye, Mr. Chips in 1939. It's a tradition that's served as the main plot device for hundreds of movies, and it's revived again in The Karate Kid, which opened wide this weekend, with Jackie Chan teaching Jaden Smith.
Chan, as an apparently broken-down maintenance man living a solitary existence, serves in several roles. He teaches young Smith the physical aspects of martial arts, but also provides a cultural context, showing him the splendors of scenic China and the spiritual origins behind kung fu. For the fatherless boy, Chan also becomes a surrogate father, and discovers that the young man has a thing or two he can teach him. None of the real learning takes places in a classroom. »
- Peter Martin
// Everyone loves a good martial arts movie. One where two guys (or girls) face off against each other in a battle to see who's the best. Or it could be one lone warrior against many. Whatever it is, martial art and fighting movies have been around for a long time and will continue to be around as long as people have the money to pay or rent a movie where some dude kicks another dude right in his face. Speaking of fight films, Undisputed III is the second sequel about a fighting tournament that takes place in a prison. What's so great about the Undisputed films is, each one has been better than the last. Scott Adkins returns as Boyka, the bad guy from Undisputed II who was defeated by George Chambers (Michael Jai White). Suffering from a bum knee at the hands of George, Boyka is now a janitor who no longer fights. »
This upcoming weekend, March 26-28, in Indianapolis is the long awaited HorrorHound Weekend Convention. Talk about a horror collector's playground, these cons always deliver with the goods. This time around they have an even more impressive guest line-up along with more films, more Masks, and more vendors! If you love horror, collectibles or masks this con is a must for you! Read more for info.
Show hours are as such. Please note that early-admission tickets will be allowed an hour early entry into the convention, on Friday and Saturday Only.
Doors Open: 5pm. Dealers Room Open Until 10pm.
(Doors Open: 4pm to Early-Admission Ticket Holders)
Doors Open: 11am. Dealers Room Open Until 7pm.
(Doors Open: 10am to Early-Admission Ticket Holders)
Doors Open: 11am. Dealers Room Open Until 5pm.
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And you thought Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the only one! Extra special for Valentine's Day, Sci Fi Wire has compiled 14 scenes of cinematic heart-ripping. From the aforementioned Mola Ram clip (and the Family Guy take-off) to Lloyd's samurai daydream in Dumb and Dumber, there's about every permutation you can think of. As a bonus, they even include an instructional video of how to create a heart-ripping scene by yourself (step 1: Get an old shirt you can ruin.) I can't help thinking they're missing some scenes, but all the possibilities that sprung to mind were false leads. »
- Kerrie Mitchell
In an interview with Film24, the actress confirmed her character would feature in the last film in Quentin Tarantino's trilogy, despite it appearing as though she met her sticky end in Kill Bill: Vol. 2. The leggy assassin had both her eyes plucked out by the Bride (played by Uma Thurman) in the second movie and looked as though she was a goner, but it appears that she is very much alive and will be seeking revenge in the next installment.
"There's always been a tradition of blind Samurais and you never actually saw her (Elle Driver) expire in the second movie. Quentin always wanted it to be a trilogy," said Hannah.
Tarantino has been talking about a third film in the Kill Bill franchise for a while without anything really materialising, »
A few months back, Quentin Tarantino stated publicly that he will be doing Kill Bill 3. Shortly thereafter, Uma Thurman confirmed that she had already talked with Tarantino about starring once again as The Bride.
Now, Film 24 writes that Daryl Hannah has confirmed that the movie is a reality and that she will reprise her role as the villain Elle Driver. When last we left Elle in Kill Bill: Volume 2, she was blinded and left thrashing around the inside a trailer, with a black mamba snake no less. As Hannah points out, Elle ends up being the only villain on The Bride's hitlist who survives.
Think about it. There's always been a tradition of blind Samurais, and you never actually saw her expire in the other film.
It's anybody's guess as to what Tarantino has planned for the third installment. One theory posited by many fans is that Elle will »
- Rich Z Zwelling
Daryl Hannah has hinted at plans to return for the third Kill Bill movie. Speaking to Film24, the 50-year-old said that director Quentin Tarantino always meant for the franchise to be a trilogy. The Splash star also revealed that she would be game to reprise her role of Elle Driver, who was presumably blinded and left for dead in Kill Bill: Vol. 2. "Think about it. There's (more) »
- By Mike Moody
The IMDb250. A list of the top 250 films, as ranked by the users of the biggest movie internet site on the web. The list has been much maligned, particularly recently. It is however based upon the ratings provided by the users of The Internet Movie Database, which number into the millions. As such, it’s a perfect representation of the opinions of the movie masses, and arguably the most comprehensive ranking system on the internet. If you have a real interest in film, chances are you’re a regular visitor to IMDb.com.
It’s because of this that we at HeyUGuys (and in this case, we, is myself and Gary) have decided to set ourselves a project. To watch and review all 250 movies on the list! We’ve frozen the list as of 1st January this year (See below), as it is always ever changing. It’s not as simple as it sounds, »
- Barry Steele
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