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The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and that means it's time to take a look back at the last year of Blu-ray releases to help you decide which packages will have the horror fans on your list grinning from ear-to-ear!
With the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, and really cheap standalone players all Blu-ray ready, there's never been a better time to make that jump into high definition. If you've been holding out, throw caution to the wind, kids! Blu is where it's at! If you already own the DVD of your favorite flick, is there a need to replace it with a Blu-ray? I'm here to answer all of your questions in the annual...
Before we get into my picks, let's take a second to explain how I rated them. They're broken down into three categories:
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- Uncle Creepy
To mark the release of The Following Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray 2nd December, we’ve got 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. If you missed our interview with James Purefoy on the TV series, click this way.
This sinister cat and mouse thriller stars Golden Globe® winner Kevin Bacon (X Men: First Class, Footloose, A Few Good Men) as psychologically scarred FBI agent and subject of Carroll’s fixation, Ryan Hardy; Emmy® nominee James Purefoy (Solomon Kane, Rome, A Knight’s Tale) as sociopathic and charismatic serial killer Joe Carroll; Annie Parisse (Law & Order, Person of Interest) as cult behavior specialist Agent Debra Parker; Natalie Zea (Justified, Under the Dome) as Carroll’s ex-wife Claire Matthews and Shawn Ashmore (X Men, Smallville) as sharp upstart Agent Mike Weston. With supporting roles from twisted trio Valorie Curry (Veronica Mars, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) as calculating cult member Emma Hill »
We know that casting is in full swing for Star Wars: Episode VII, but with a January production start looming, we still aren't any closer to finding out who is starring in this highly-anticipated adventure. Earlier today, British actor Jason Flemyng posted a photo to his Instagram account that features in illegible page from the actual screenplay. Take a look at the photo, along with his comments confirming that he is auditioning for an unspecified role.
"Pint of Stella and " Star Wars" script! That's me sorted till 5! Let me clarify!!! Audition!!!"
Back in late October, we reported that director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over the screenwriting duties from Michael Arndt. It isn't known if the new writers have completed a draft yet, or if actors are auditioning from Michael Arndt's initial draft.
We’ve already reported on the rumours that one acclaimed actor had tested and was turned down for the role of Lex Luthor in the forthcoming Man Of Steel sequel, currently going by Batman Vs. Superman. After Jackie Earl Haley was supposedly declined to chance to portray the balding billionaire after screen-testing, it appears Warner Bros. have had the turned with The Following‘s Great British thespian James Purefoy not interested in an offer from the studio.
While the actor also known for supporting roles in A Knight’S Tale, Resident Evil and Solomon Kane is said to have been one of the first choices of director Zack Snyder, Purefoy does not even want to meet to talk about the part. Again, these are all just rumours at the moment with nothing official coming from the studio in terms casting aside from Ben Affleck’s confirmation as the new Dark »
- Craig Hunter
Villordsutch chats with graphic novelist and artist Rahsan Ekedal, co-creator of Think Tank...
Rahsan Ekedal is the artist and co-creator of Top Cow's hit new series Think Tank, the critically-acclaimed real-science thriller written by Matt Hawkins. Rahsan is known for illustrating the Harvey Award-nominated graphic novel Echoes, an original horror noir written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Rahsan also drew Pilot Season: The Test and The Crazies: Ogden Marsh for Top Cow Productions. His other works include Solomon Kane: Red Shadows, Creepy, and The Cleaners for Dark Horse Comics, The Unexpected for Vertigo Comics, and Warhammer for Boom! Studios. Here, he speaks to Flickering Myth...
Villordsutch: Starting with an easy one to get your brain into interviewee gear, how did you arrive at being a Comic Book artist? Did family members push you towards it due to your talent or did you one day pick up a comic and say, »
- Gary Collinson
Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers, »
Last week, the Star Wars: Episode VII rumor mill started churning with potential casting news. The process is underway, and people can already start throwing their hatred or support towards any actor who might be in any way connected with the upcoming sequel. In addition to mentioning Rachel Hurd-Wood (Solomon Kane) and Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) as possible contenders for roles in the movie, the report also said "major casting news" could have been as released as early as the same day (obviously, it wasn't). But if that news is still close to breaking, what would qualify it as major? Perhaps if the casting involves one of the most popular actors working today: Benedict Cumberbatch. Hit the jump for why Cumberbatch picking up a lightsaber may not be the craziest rumor we've heard thus far. According to Film Chronicles [via Bleeding Cool], Cumberbatch will re-team with his Star Trek Into Darkness »
- Matt Goldberg
With Disney and J.J. Abrams opting to remain firmly tight lipped about their plans for the first instalment of the upcoming Star Wars sequel trilogy, the phrase "Star Wars news" is starting to become synonymous with "pinch of salt" and now we have another rumour for you, with Latino Review throwing up two new names as potential additions to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.
Now, it's difficult to keep track of all the Star Wars "scoops" Latino Review has dropped lately (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron being up for roles, Ian McDiarmid and Ewan McGregor returning as Force ghosts, etc), all of which are yet to be confirmed or denied. So take from that what you will, but apparently Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan, Solomon Kane) has auditioned for the role of Princess Leia's daughter, while Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, Lee Daniels' The Butler »
- Flickering Myth
We've heard plenty of rumors about Star Wars franchise veterans returning for Star Wars: Episode VII, such as Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor and, of course, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Today, a new report reveals that Alex Pettyfer is meeting with LucasFilm for an unknown role, and that Rachel Hurd-Wood has auditioned for the role of Princess Leia's (and presumably Han Solo's) daughter.
The story comes from Latino Review, whose source close to the project says that Rachel Hurd-Wood was the first actress to audition for the role. No offer have been made yet, with other actors still coming in for the highly coveted part.
There is speculation that Alex Pettyfer may be going in for Luke Skywalker's son, a role which Ryan Gosling reportedly turned down. There is also talk that a major casting announcement, which doesn't involve any of the aforementioned actors, is coming in the very near future from LucasFilm. »
For the love of the Force, just cast this movie already. Our long, slow descent into Star Wars: Episode VII casting speculation has begun with the report that Rachel Hurd-Wood (Solomon Kane) has read for the role of Leia and Han's daughter while Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) has gone in for a meeting for an unknown role that could be "Skywalker’s son now that [Ryan] Gosling has declined," according to Latino Review. Hit the jump for more. Star Wars: Episode VII is due out in 2015. Latino Review stresses that other young actresses are also going in to read for the part of Leia and Han's daughter, so Hurd-Wood doesn't have the role yet. Obviously, if they're still bringing in actresses, no one has the role yet, but Lr's source says Hurd-Wood is the only actress who has read for the part so far. How many other actresses will read for the role? »
- Matt Goldberg
Using 99 different movies from the works of directors such as Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon, Michael Bay, the Wachowskis, Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron, Danny Boyle, Guillermo del Toro and even Darren Aronofsky and Terrence Malick, video director Vadzim Khudabets (official site) delivers the following 6:10 minute compilation of "epic" moments from a slew of recent movies (all listed below the video) for a video titled "Eterna". I'm featuring it here for two reasons; 1.) because it's very well done and 2.) I think it highlights the issues I have with today's blockbuster cinema. The first point is self-explanatory, but to the second point just watching this reminds me of every problem I have with so many of today's big budget spectacle features from the fact they are more style and size over substance and, like the video, overstay their welcome. For as well made as this video is, at the 2: »
- Brad Brevet
Robert E. Howard was a popular fantasy fiction author back in the 20s and 30s. His most popular character, Conan the Barbarian has muscled his way onto the big screen three times so far and has starred in a long-running comic book series. Now his next most famous creation, Solomon Kane, has been filmed and the result, Solomon Kane is a mixed bag.
Starting in 1600 Solomon Kane (played James Purefoy), is a ruthless English soldier/mercenary who lives a life of bloodshed and violence. But after raiding a North Africa city Satan and his servants declare that they want to possess Solomon’s soul. Solomon escapes and attempts to live a peaceful live in a monastery and renounces violence, but a new evil has raised its ugly head in England. A strange demonic person named Malachi (Jason Flemyng) has created an army and is forcing the weak into slavery. When »
- Tom Stockman
Finally hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week is Solomon Kane, and we've nailed down an exclusive clip for you cats to chew on while you prepare for your own personal crusade against the forces of darkness. Dig it!
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc present the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Solomon Kane. The film was directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and stars James Purefoy (“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist). The character Solomon Kane was created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard. Solomon Kane heads to retail on July 16, 2013, for an Srp of $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD.
Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, »
- Uncle Creepy
Before we get to the new releases, remember The Dark Knight Trilogy is on sale this week on Blu-ray for 58% off at $24.99 (buy it here) and on DVD for 50% off at $19.49 (buy it here). In addition to that, fans of the Batman Animated Series can pick up all four volumes on sale at $17.99 each. Just click here. Now for the new releases...
42 42 is a solid film and one of the better studio-produced films of the year so far, though I'm not sure it's worth purchasing. This is a perfect movie night at home rental, giving you a look at the life of Jackie Robinson through the prism of Hollywood adaptations.
Lord of the Flies (Criterion Collection) I have never Peter Brook's 1963 adaptation of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies", but I have received my review copy and will be getting to it as soon as possible. The disc »
- Brad Brevet
This week: The Deadites get an upgrade in "Evil Dead," a remake/reboot of Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" about an ancient book that unleashes terrible demonic forces on a group of young people staying at a remote cabin in the woods.
Also new this week is the Jackie Robertson sports biopic "42" with Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman, "Bullet to the Head" with Sylvester Stallone and a Criterion Collection Blu-ray for the 1963 version of "Lord of the Flies."
Box Office: $54 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 63% Fresh
Storyline: In this new variation on Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic "The Evil Dead" directed by Fede Alvarez, Mia (Jane Levy) heads to a remote cabin in the woods with her brother (Shiloh Fernandez) and three friends (Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore) who are trying to support her in her fight for sobriety. When one of them discovers the »
- Robert DeSalvo
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Brian Helgeland's biopic tells the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and the legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford. Rickey made history by breaking baseball's color line in 1946 and signing Robinson, while Number 42 went on to made history on the field.
Why We're In: While Helgeland's film is in no way groundbreaking, it is still a dedicated and endearing tribute to two great heroes of American sports. Boseman, an unknown to the big screen, stands out for his commendable portrayal of Robinson, and Ford gives one of his best performances in years.
Watch a Special Feature from "42"
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Lord of the Flies" Criterion Collection
- Erin Whitney
The 16th century comes alive in brutal and bloody fashion in “Solomon Kane,” distributed by Anchor By Entertainment and RADiUS-twc. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray July 16 for $22.98 (DVD) and $26.99 (Blu-ray). The film is directed by Here’s more about Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons,” “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D”) and stars James Purefoy(“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (“In the Name of the Father”), Rachel Hurd-Wood (“Peter Pan”) and Max von Sydow (“The Exorcist”). The film’s character is created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard. Here’s more about the film: “Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th [ Read More ]
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Title: Solomon Kane Directed by: Michael J. Bassett Starring: James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alice Krige and Pete Postlethwaite Running time: 104 minutes, Rated R Special Features: Commentary with writer/director Michael J. Bassett and James Purefoy; The Making of Solomon Kane; Deleted Scene: Cave Fight; Special FX: The Creation of the Fire Demon; Interview with Writer/Director Michael J. Bassett; Interview with James Purefoy; Original Concept Art Captain Solomon Kane (James Purefoy) has lead a life of brutal evil and bloodshed until he is confronted with The Devil’s Reaper who has come for his damned soul. Kane escapes his fate and decides to lead a life of a good [ Read More ]
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The long delayed Robert E. Howard adaptation Solomon Kane is finally coming to DVD and Blu-Ray. The Anchor Bay Entertainment film, that’s directed by Michael J. Bassett and stars James Purefoy, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Max von Sydow and Pete Postlethwaite, is coming to retail stores on July 16th. Read on for the press release.
Beverly Hills, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Solomon Kane. The film was directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and stars James Purefoy(“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan) and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist). The character Solomon Kane was created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard. Solomon Kane heads to retail on July 16, 2013 for an Srp of $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD. »
- Andy Greene
Villordsutch reviews Think Tank #7...
Dr. David Loren's work on the 36 barrel/600 rounds per minute Metalstorm led to an epiphany that he no longer wanted to create inventions of destruction for the military. But David has lived a sheltered life behind the barricades of a government-contracted think tank and has never directly been forced to come face to face with the deadly consequences of his actions... until now.
Now this is a good comic. A comic that you can buy and you aren’t left wondering on what the heck is going, which is fantastic seeing as though I’ve walked in on issue # 7. I don’t know these characters but Matt Hawkins (Witchblade, Lady Pendragon) and Rahsan Ekedal (Solomon Kane, Warhammer) have already created a world which I am very much interested in.
There is so much drama wrapped up in these 20 or so pages that when you reach »
- Flickering Myth
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