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What horrors lurk within The Basement? You'll find out soon enough, as Breaking Glass Pictures acquired North American rights and set a September home media release date for the Hungarian horror film. Also in today's Horror Highlights are details on Show Pieces now being on Shudder, info on Ghosts of Shepherdstown Season 2, a ScareLA 2017 announcement, and the Indiegogo campaign for the short film The Ball.
The Basement: Press Release: "Philadelphia, Pa, June 14, 2017--Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the Hungarian occultist horror feature The Basement. Breaking Glass acquired North American rights to the film in June in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Galen Christy of High Octane Pictures. The film will be released on DVD/VOD on September 5, 2017.
- Derek Anderson
A teenage gamer must transform his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior when the family action-adventure film Enter The Warriors Gate arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD June 6 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Reach the next level when the family action-adventure film Enter the Warriors Gate arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD June 6 from Lionsgate. Follow the journey of a teenage gamer who is magically transported to an ancient kingdom and must transform his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior to battle the empire’s tyrannical ruler. The film’s all-star cast includes Mark Chao, Ni Ni, former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory, and Uriah Shelton. Written by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element and the upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) and Robert Mark Kamen (The Karate Kid), the Enter the Warriors Gate Blu-ray and »
- Tom Stockman
MaryAnn’s quick take… The sparse, cold satisfaction that could be wrung from Trainspotting’s punk insolence has been replaced by an exhausted cynicism. Which is exactly right. I’m “biast” (pro): love the 1996 film
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Choose life,” Mark Renton suggested back in 1996, when he was a heroin addict in Edinburgh. Mark’s advice was ironic, of course, because he “chose not to choose life” and was courting death by overdose or death by AIDS-acquired-via-a-shared-needle. But the life he was rebelling against was one of conformity and consumerism — “choose a fucking big television; choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers” — a life in which no one actually has much choice anyway. So, while Trainspotting hardly romanticizes drug addiction — the film’s depictions of the »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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