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New Us Home Video Releases for the Week of November 21st, 2017

This week we are seeing some incredible releases from the various Us distributors. The Criterion Collection is releasing the new restoration of Terry Gilliam’s Jabberwocky, Kino has a massive new set of Fritz Lang films, and Bertrand Tavernier’s new documentary, My Journey Through French Cinema is finally out from Cohen.

Beach Rats (Blu-ray) $22.99 $29.98 8 new from $21.86 2 used from $21.85 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Cease Fire - 3D [Blu-ray] $21.99 $34.95 9 new from $21.89 1 used from $22.37 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Driftwood [Blu-ray] $18.29 $29.95 11 new from $16.04 2 used from $16.03 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Fritz Lang: The Silent Films [Blu-ray] $107.14 3 new from $107.14 Buy Now Amazon.com Good Time [Blu-ray] $17.69 $24.99 13 new from $16.97 4 used from $16.96 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Hangover Square [Blu-ray] $18.69 $29.95 11 new from $16.04 2 used from $16.03 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Jabberwocky (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] $22.09 $39.95 12 new from $19.97 4 used from $20.75 Buy Now Amazon.com Free shipping Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth: Special Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] $21.41 $39.95 8 new
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'The Man From Earth: Holocene': Film Review

'The Man From Earth: Holocene': Film Review
One of the more original sci-fi indies of the 2000s gets an unexpected sequel in The Man From Earth: Holocene, director-writer-producer Richard Schenkman's intriguing but underwhelming follow-up to the microbudgeted mindblower The Man From Earth (2007). Once again starring David Lee Smith as an ordinary-looking dude who is actually some 14,000 years old, this second installment works best when it adheres to the talk-heavy template set by the original, written by respected Star Trek and Twilight Zone contributor Jerome Bixby.

The enduring sleeper/cult status of the first picture will guarantee a measure of attention...
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Watch Survivors Battle a Living Dead Horde in our Exclusive Clip from Zombies, Starring Tony Todd

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In the living dead apocalypse, sometimes a blade—and someone who knows how to use it—is better than a bullet, as evidenced in our exclusive clip from Zombies, a new horror film co-starring the great Tony Todd.

You can watch Tony Todd and two other survivors fight their way through a living dead horde in our exclusive clip below, and keep an eye out for Zombies in select theaters and VOD platforms on September 29th.

"Legendary horror icon Tony Todd (Candyman, The Man from Earth) delivers another bucket of fun and blood when he takes up the fight against the horde of the undead that has taken over the world in Zombies, also starring Steven Luke (War Pigs, upcoming Wunderland), Raina Hein (“America’s Next Top Model” 2010) and Aaron Corteau (After the Dawn). Written and directed by Hamid Torabpour, and produced by George Cameron Romero and executive produced by Jared Safier,
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Parade Deck Nabs ‘The Man From Earth: Holocene’; Vision Films, Caru Pictures Acquire ‘A Dying King: The Shah Of Iran’

Parade Deck Nabs ‘The Man From Earth: Holocene’; Vision Films, Caru Pictures Acquire ‘A Dying King: The Shah Of Iran’
Parade Deck Films has acquired theatrical distribution rights to The Man From Earth: Holocene, director Richard Schenkman’s sequel to his 2007 sci-fi The Man From Earth. It stars returnees David Lee Smith and William Katt as well as Vanessa Williams, Michael Dorn, Sterling Knight, Akemi Look and Brittany Curran. The film, which will bow October 13, catches up with John Oldman (Smith), the 14,000 year-old "Man from Earth" who is now comfortably hiding in plain sight as a…
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Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth Celebrates its 10th anniversary With a New Blu-ray & DVD Set

“What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic had survived until the present day?”

The Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Collector’s Set of the cult classic science fiction drama The Man From Earth will be available On November 21st from Mvd Entertainment Group

Directed by Richard Schenkman (A Diva’s Christmas Carol), The Man From Earth stars David Lee Smith (Fight Club, Zodiac), John Billingsley (2012, “True Blood”), William Katt (Carrie, “The Greatest American Hero”), Ellen Crawford (“ER”, Soldier), Tony Todd (Candyman, The Rock), Annika Peterson (The Devil You Know), Alexis Thorpe (American Wedding) and Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids, Office Space) in this special edition release (with disc only exclusive features) of the worldwide cult smash movie that dazzled critics and audiences alike and currently resides among IMDb’s top science fiction films of all time. The Man From Earth is the provocative final screenplay by renowned science fiction author and
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Shane Black and Dwayne Johnson Move Forward with ‘Doc Savage’; ‘The Man from Earth’ Sequel Set In Motion

The Nice Guys didn’t perform as well as we felt it deserved, yet Shane Black is something of a hot commodity again. While his Predator sequel / reboot / whatever prepares for a release in February of 2018, the writer-director apparently spent this Memorial Day weekend with, fittingly, our greatest living American, Dwayne Johnson, to move forward with their long-rumored collaboration: Doc Savage, a ’30s- and ’40s-era superhero who pre-dates and, speaking for ability, in many ways matches Superman.

Taking to Instagram, the star confirmed his involvement in the project scripted by Black, Nice Guys co-writer Anthony Bagarozzi, and Chuck Mondry. Sony is supporting the project, about which little else is known — though one imagines it’s to come after The Predator, i.e. remains a few years off. Waiting aside, the point stands: it’s plenty nice to have more Black, and it’s no less odd to be actively excited about a superhero picture.
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Sequel To Cult Sci-Fi Pic ‘The Man From Earth’ A Go With Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Among Cast

Sequel To Cult Sci-Fi Pic ‘The Man From Earth’ A Go With Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Among Cast
A decade after the original film’s release, a sequel to the critically acclaimed cult sci-fi film The Man From Earth is in the works, with Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight, Brittany Curran, Carlos Knight, and Akemi Look joining the cast. To be titled The Man From Earth: Holocene, the film sees the return of David Lee Smith in the lead role, and William Katt. The Man From Earth director Richard Schenkman is returning as well, with shooting set to begin in June and release…
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Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Join ‘Man From Earth’ Sequel

Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Join ‘Man From Earth’ Sequel
Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight, Brittany Curran, Carlos Knight and Akemi Look are joining “The Man From Earth: Holocene,” a sequel to 2007’s sci-fier “The Man From Earth.”

David Lee Smith, who portrayed the lead character John Oldman, and William Katt will return. The storyline for the sequel is being kept under wraps until the film’s release in 2017.

The 2007 original, penned by sci-fi writer/author Jerome Bixby, centered on a college professor who’s actually a centuries-old caveman. Richard Schenkman is returning to direct with shooting starting next week in Southern California.

The original script was the last work from Bixby, best known for his 1953 story “It’s a Good Life,” which was the basis for a 1961 episode of “The Twilight Zone” and was included in “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” He also wrote four episodes for the “Star Trek” series and co-wrote the story upon which the movie “Fantastic Voyage” was based.
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Round-Up: Fury Of The Demon, I’M Dreaming Of A White Doomsday, Alienween Trailer, Martin 35mm Screening, Frankenstein Blu-ray / DVD, Director’S Cut

Hell hath no fury like a... demon scorned? In this round-up, we have a look at the official poster for Fury of the Demon. Also: an I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday poster, a new Alienween trailer, details on the screening of Romero's vampire film, Martin, Frankenstein on Blu-ray / DVD, and Director's Cut.

Fury of the Demon: "An investigation that takes us on the traces of violent riots having taken place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, caused by a rare, fascinating and dangerous film: Fury of the Demon (La Rage du Démon), attributed to French cineaste Georges Méliès. Through conversations with journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, this documentary pulls back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made. From mysteries to mysteries, from questioning to questioning, discover the truth about the lost movie that has been shaking the film world for over a century!
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10 Excellent Films That Don’t Actually Have A Plot

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Sometimes a film is praised solely on the basis of its plot. In fact, sometimes it can feel like plot is the only thing anyone ever wants to discuss about film.

Despite their cinematography and execution, their reliance on practical effects and visuals, films like Inception and Fight Club are only discussed in relation to their intricate and often incomprehensible plots of dual-personalities and dreams within dreams.

This infatuation with plot also means that sometimes an audience can be stumped by a film that purposefully chooses not to have one, a film that shows no interesting at all in constructing a larger narrative. These films may have something to say, but their focus remains on characters and conversations, small details that don’t paint a larger picture.

The 2007 sci-fi film The Man From Earth would be a good example as it’s essentially just a series of long conversations between different characters.
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Man From Earth: The Series Gets A Kickstarter Campaign

Almost anyone who saw the 2007 film The Man From Earth was struck by just how powerful that low budget sci-fi movie is. It was so low budget that it takes place almost entirely in one room with the characters just discussing the possibility of a man who never aged and the implications that might have on human history. I was as blown away by the film as anyone, so I was thrilled when I found out tonight that producer Eric D. Wilkinson and director/co-producer Richard Schenkman were putting together a Kickstarter campaign for a spin-off of the original film titled Man From Earth: The Series.

Now, it doesn’t take someone with the wisdom of 14,000 years to gather that title means that instead of a second film, this new project is going to be a series. The new plot picks up seven years after the original, when John is
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Radio Free Albemuth – The Review

I’ve always felt that instead of asking “what is God” we should be more focused on asking “what is the nature of God?” Should we really be so concerned with who or what such a power is, if we do not truly understand what purpose that power holds in our lives? Watching Radio Free Albemuth is a personal cinematic experience and this is what I feel is at the core of the film’s story.

Based upon science-fiction legend Philip K. Dick’s posthumously published novel of the same name — a story line that first began with Valis (1980) — Radio Free Albemuth is adapted for the screen and directed by John Alan Simon. Originally filmed in 2007, experiencing more than its share of difficulties, the film found itself stranded in post-production in 2010 where it remained until a successful Kickstarter campaign allowed the filmmakers to complete the film for official release. I
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Exclusive Mischief Night Clip Arrives to Stalk You

Richard Schenkman's Halloween-set home invasion flick Mischief Night is hitting DVD everywhere tomorrow, and to whet your appetites for the chills to come, we now have an exclusive clip for you cats to dig on!

Synopsis

Image Entertainment is releasing the horror-thriller Mischief Night, starring Noell Coet (Brother’s Keeper, Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire), Daniel Hugh Kelly (TV’s "Hardcastle and McCormick," American Gun), Charlie O’Connell (Unlucky Charms), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Phobia), Stephanie Erb (The Ring), and Ally Walker (April Rain), on DVD December 17, 2013. The film is directed by Richard Schenkman (The Pompatus of Love, The Man from Earth).

Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder the night before Halloween.

The
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Olive launches Martini Entertainment

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Olive Films used the Afm to announce its new division Martini Entertainment and unveiled Eric D Wilkinson as evp of production, development and acquisitions.

Wilkinson will develop and oversee all original productions for the new venture and handle acquisitions and will work alongside his longtime writing and producing partner Richard Schenkman.

The pair co-wrote and is currently developing action-horror Miscreation and ghost thriller Haunted.

Wilkinson previously worked at Kino Lorber where he launched the Horizon Movies label. Prior to Kino Lorber he served a 10-year stint at MGM Home Entertainment and Starz / Anchor Bay Entertainment.

His producing credits include Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth, comedy Paranormal Movie, the 2014 action film Sparks and recent theatrical release Mischief Night.

“I’m extremely pleased to be adding Eric to the Olive Films team,” said Olive Films president Farhad Arshad. “His passion for film and knowledge of the business will be a true asset to the Martini Entertainment label. This
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Olive launches Martini Entertainment

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Olive Films used the Afm to announce its new division Martini Entertainment and unveiled Eric D Wilkinson as evp of production, development and acquisitions.

Wilkinson will develop and oversee all original productions for the new venture and handle acquisitions. He will work alongside longtime writing and producing partner Richard Schenkman.

The pair co-wrote and is currently developing action-horror Miscreation and ghost thriller Haunted.

Wilkinson previously worked at Kino Lorber where he launched the Horizon Movies label. Prior to Kino Lorber he served a 10-year stint at MGM Home Entertainment and Starz / Anchor Bay Entertainment.

His producing credits include Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth, comedy Paranormal Movie, the 2014 action film Sparks and recent theatrical release Mischief Night.

“I’m extremely pleased to be adding Eric to the Olive Films team,” said Olive Films president Farhad Arshad. “His passion for film and knowledge of the business will be a true asset to the Martini Entertainment label. This next
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Afm 2013: Experience Mischief Night in December

We've been talking about Richard Schenkman's Halloween-set home invasion flick Mischief Night for quite some time, and we're happy to report that Image Entertainment has finally locked a video release date in stone. The thriller will be available on DVD December 17th!

From the Press Release

Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, announces the release of the horror-thriller Mischief Night, starring Noell Coet (Brother’s Keeper, Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire), Daniel Hugh Kelly (TV’s Hardcastle and McCormick, American Gun), Charlie O’Connell (Unlucky Charms), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Phobia), Stephanie Erb (The Ring), and Ally Walker (April Rain). Directed by Richard Schenkman (The Pompatus of Love, The Man from Earth), Mischief Night is available on DVD for an Srp of $27.97 on Dec. 17, 2013.

Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life,
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Fund This Film: ‘The Man From Earth II: Millennium’ is the Sequel to the Movie Everyone Knows But You

I’d never heard of The Man From Earth before the Kickstarter campaign for its sequel came across my desk. At first, I thought I was reading about a follow-up to Nicolas Roeg’s sci-fi classic starring David Bowie. What surprised me more was that none of my Fsr colleagues knew what it was, either. Yet this 2007 movie has a 7.9 rating on IMDb with nearly 82k votes. And not even enough reviews on Rotten Tomatoes to result in a score. The reason is that a lot of its fans discovered it through torrents, a fact that director Richard Schenkman and producer Eric D. Wilkinson admit they’re okay with considering the awareness and eventual success it brought to the film. Wondering if the sequel, The Man From Earth II: Millennium, would be worth promoting in this column, I watched the original this week. It’s streaming on Netflix if you’re interested. Scripted
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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Must Read: What Not To Do on Kickstarter, Google, Piracy and More

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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Must Read: What Not To Do on Kickstarter, Google, Piracy and More
1. The Man From Earth: In another example of how piracy can actually help filmmakers, "The Man From Earth" co-producer and director Richard Schenkman explains how illegal pirating helped his film break even and fueled a Kickstarter campaign for a sequel. Read his story here. 2. Google and the World Brain: We're excited to see the new doc, "Google and the World Brain," which explores Google's project to create a global library. The doc is showing as part of the Applied Science section of NYFF51. You can see the trailer here. 3. How Not to Do a Kickstarter: It's been called "probably the worst Kickstarter campaign ever made" and we breakdown the reasons why Linda Stuart's campaign for "Kate Allen Is Getting A Life" doesn't work. Find out what not to do on Kickstarter here. 4. Amazon Instant Video: Amazon Instant Video in iOs has added AirPlay support  so that users
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How Piracy Helped 'The Man From Earth' Become A Viral Sensation and Inspired A Sequel

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How Piracy Helped 'The Man From Earth' Become A Viral Sensation and Inspired A Sequel
It's generally assumed that online piracy hurts filmmakers, but in the unusual case of "The Man From Earth," illegal downloads helped to spread the word about the film. Although the film's viral success didn't help the filmmakers get funding for a sequel, it did help the film break even and gain a strong fan base, which they're hoping will support their current Kickstarter campaign for a "The Man From Earth" sequel. We asked the filmmakers to explain how piracy boosted their film's stock and why they're taking to Kickstarter to fund the sequel. The film's co-producer and director Richard Schenkman explains below: Back in the early days of my "independent filmmaking career" (an oxymoronic term if ever there was one), my always-supportive parents would occasionally ask if there was any way they could help -- what exactly it was I needed to make a movie. "A pile of money about yay high,
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Exclusive Interview With Richard Schenkman On Man From Earth Millennium

In 2007 The Man From Earth took the internet by storm, introducing a mind-boggling, completely compelling science fiction concept to an unexpectedly wide audience. It was writer Jerome Bixby’s final work, and the film wasn’t made until almost a decade after his death. Now, six years after the film’s release, the filmmakers are listening to the audience cries for more and are making a sequel titled Man From Earth Millennium.

The first film’s director, Richard Schenkman, is back at the helm for this outing and I recently had the opportunity to talk to him about the project. We discussed getting the first film made, the struggles of funding this sort of movie, what can be expected from Man From Earth Millennium and much more.

Check out the full interview below.

Wgtc: How’s the Kickstarter campaign going so far?

Richard Schenkman: Regarding the campaign, we’re just three days in.
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