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February 9th has an interesting array of horror and sci-fi titles enjoying their home entertainment bow this week. Fans have Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Crimson Peak, to look forward to on both Blu-ray and DVD, and Sony is releasing Freaks of Nature on DVD, too.
We also have two different cult classics getting the HD treatment on Tuesday—A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and Sheba, Baby (starring the eternally badass Pam Grier)—and for those of you Trekkies out there, Paramount is releasing Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on both formats as well.
Other notables titles include Convergence, E.N.D., Hangman, Sociopathia, and Zombie Croc.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled »
- Heather Wixson
The ghosts of Allerdale Hall will be unleashed tomorrow with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures' Blu-ray / DVD release of Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and we've been provided with five Blu-ray / DVD combo packs to give away.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject "Crimson Peak Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 14th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Previous Press Release: Universal City, California, December 8, 2015 – A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an »
- Derek Anderson
Here's where angels sit down to weep next to devils -- the often-brilliant Guillermo del Toro's big Gothic romance / gory ghost epic looks mighty fancy but is a mess in too many ways to count. Say it Ain't So, Guillermo! Crimson Peak Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal / Legendary 2015 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 119 min. / Street Date February 9, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver. Cinematography Dan Laustsen Film Editor Bernat Vilaplana Original Music Fernando Velásquez Written by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Quite the wonder child of fantasy and horror, Guillermo del Toro has made near masterpieces in the Spanish language but not fared as well breaking through the Hollywood blockbuster barrier. His top-grossing American film might be Blade II. His equally talented compatriot Alfonso Cuarón has »
- Glenn Erickson
Guillermo Del Toro and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a marriage that should result in the birth of glorious nightmares for an entire generation of kids. The original Alvin Schwartz books were smart, savvy collections of stories that had been told and retold, like a Grimm Bros. collection for campfire tales, and Stephen Gammell's illustrations in the original editions of the books are a big part of the reason they were as memorable as they were. In late 2013, Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan set the project up at CBS Films. They were originally set to write the film. In late 2014, the property changed hands, and John August was brought in on the rewrite. Now it appears that Scary Stories has picked up a terrific filmmaker to bring it to life, and in this Tweet that shows off his original pages from Scary Stories, framed and hanging on the walls of Bleak House, »
- Drew McWeeny
Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the Oscar nominations for the 88th Academy Awards on Thursday, January 14, starting at 5:30am West Coast time at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.
Guillermo del Toro, the Original Screenplay Oscar nominated director for Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno) and two-time Best Achievement in Directing Oscar winner Ang Lee (whose awards were for Brokeback Mountain and Life Of Pi will announce the nominees for Animated Feature Film, Cinematography, Costume Design, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Song, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Guillermo del Toro is a name that has definitely made its impact on Hollywood in a big way. From his commendable take on the Hellboy character to his dark fairy tale, "Pan's Labyrinth," del Toro has his name in the mix whenever the term "visionary director" is thrown around. Sure, his films may be polarizing, but you can always expect to find a unique flavor in any movie that boasts his involvement. Following the completion of his recent gothic horror film, "Crimson Peak," the director was hard at work on a follow up to his 2013 Kaiju homage film, "Pacific Rim." However, as was reported some time ago, the film has since been shelved. But as with all creative people in Hollywood, del Toro isn't letting a little stumble keep him down.
According to THR, the director is now in talks to develop and direct a remake of the 1966 science fiction film "Fantastic Voyage. »
- Joseph Medina
The "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy" writer/director is in talks to develop and direct a remake of the 1966 sci-fi classic "Fantastic Voyage" which is being made by Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.
The story revolves around a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and sent in a miniature submarine inside the body of a scientist to save his life.
It's a reunion of sorts for del Toro. The new 'Voyage' has also been written by David Goyer who previously worked with del Toro on "Blade 2" and will continue development of this film with the helmer.
- Garth Franklin
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