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Now restored to perfection, this genuine classic hasn’t been seen intact for way over sixty years. Michael Curtiz and Robert Rossen adapt Jack London’s suspenseful allegory in high style, with a superb quartet of actors doing some of their best work: Robinson, Garfield, Lupino and newcomer Alexander Knox.

The Sea Wolf

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1941 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 100 min. uncut! / Street Date October 10, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Alexander Knox, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Gene Lockhart, Barry Fitzgerald. Stanley Ridges, David Bruce, Francis McDonald, Howard Da Silva, Frank Lackteen, Ralf Harolde

Cinematography: Sol Polito

Film Editor: George Amy

Art Direction: Anton Grot

Special Effects: Byron Haskin, Hans F. Koenekamp

Original Music: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Written by Robert Rosson, from the novel by Jack London

Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Chopping up films for television was once the
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Ron Howard Praises Chris Hemsworth: ‘Not Unlike My Buddy Tom Hanks’

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Ron Howard Praises Chris Hemsworth: ‘Not Unlike My Buddy Tom Hanks’
Ron Howard has wanted to go sailing for a while. In the ’80s, he flirted with directing a film called “Rainbow Warrior,” based on a real event in which the Greenpeace ship of the same name was hijacked. In the ’90s, he was in talks to make an adaptation of the Jack London novel “Sea Wolf.” Both projects eventually fell through. But “In the Heart of the Sea,” which opened Friday, is “the culmination of a long wish to do an adventure story at seas,” the director said. The movie, based on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick about the true story.
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DVD Review: Jack London’s The Sea Wolf

Jack London’S The Sea Wolf ****

Stars: Sebastian Koch, Tim Roth, Neve Campbell, Stephen Campbell Moore | Written by Jack London, screenplay by Nigel Williams | Directed by Mike Barker

Adapted for television in it’s latest outing, from the original book written by the American journalist and author Jack London, The Sea Wolf is an enticing tale of life on the high seas, and in particular on board a sealing schooner named ‘Ghost’. Bound for Japanese poaching grounds, ‘Ghost’ is captained by Wolf Larsen (Koch), who is a man not to be crossed, as he is as strong and tyrannical as he is cunning. It is the unlucky fate of Humphrey Van Weyden (Moore), that he should find himself on board the ‘Ghost’ and under the service of the Sea Wolf, Larsen.

We follow Humphrey, as he enters the story and finds himself in service on board, after being rescued from
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DVD Review: The Sea Wolf

The Sea Wolf started life in 1904 as an adventure novel written by American journalist and author Jack London. Since it was first published, the story has been adapted for the screen no fewer than thirteen times. The latest version, released on DVD last week, was made in 2009 as an epic two part 3 hour TV movie co-produced by Canada and Germany. The film’s truly international cast includes Sebastian Koch, Neve Campbell and Tim Roth.

Wolf Larsen (Koch) is the tyrannical Captain of the notorious seal hunting vessel, the Sea Wolf. While on the high seas, he takes on castaway Humphrey Van Wyden (Stephen Campbell Moore). But instead of abandoning him at the next harbour, Wolf puts the mild mannered literary critic to work and rules over him with an unyielding iron fist. Much to Wolf’s surprise, the graft transforms Van Wyden into a hardened adversary – every bit as formidable as Wolf himself.
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In Full: International Emmy Awards - Winners

In Full: International Emmy Awards - Winners
Digital Spy presents the full list of winners at the 2010 International Emmy Awards. Arts Programming

All My Life: Cazuza - TV Globo (Brazil)

Imagine...David Hockney: A Bigger Picture - BBC / Coluga Pictures (United Kingdom)

Personas Inside Out -TV Asahi (Japan)

The World According to Ion B. - HBO Romania / Alexander Nanau Production (Romania) - Winner! Best Performance By An Actor

Bob Hoskins - The Street (ITV Studios - United Kingdom) - Winner!

Sebastian Koch - Sea Wolf (Tele-München / Gate Film / Clasart / Zdf / Orf / Rhi - Germany)

Sid Lucero - Dahil May Isang Ikaw (Abs-cbn Broadcasting Corporation -The Philippines)

Leonardo Sbaraglia - Epitafios (HBO Latin America Originals / Pol-Ka Productions - Argentina) Best Performance By An Actress

Iris Berben - The Krupps - A Family Between War and Peace (Moovie - the Art (more)
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In Full: International Emmy Awards 2010

In Full: International Emmy Awards 2010
The full list of nominees at the 2010 International Emmy Awards, to be held in New York on November 22, is as follows: Arts Programming

All My Life: Cazuza - TV Globo (Brazil)

Imagine...David Hockney: A Bigger Picture - BBC / Coluga Pictures (United Kingdom)

Personas Inside Out -TV Asahi (Japan)

The World According to Ion B. - HBO Romania / Alexander Nanau Production (Romania) Best Performance By An Actor

Bob Hoskins - The Street (ITV Studios - United Kingdom)

Sebastian Koch - Sea Wolf (Tele-München / Gate Film / Clasart / Zdf / Orf / Rhi - Germany)

Sid Lucero - Dahil May Isang Ikaw (Abs-cbn Broadcasting Corporation -The Philippines)

Leonardo Sbaraglia - Epitafios (HBO Latin America Originals / Pol-Ka Productions - Argentina) Best Performance By An Actress

Iris Berben - The Krupps - A Family Between War and Peace (more)
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Simon Cowell to Receive Special Prize at 2010 International Emmy Awards

Simon Cowell is to receive a special prize at this year's 38th International Emmy Awards. The music mogul will be presented with the International Emmy Founders Award for his work on various TV talent shows, including "American Idol" and "America's Got Talent".

Other nominees include Helena Bonham Carter who has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her portrayal of children's author Enid Blyton in the biopic "Enid", while Bob Hoskins is up for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as a reformed alcoholic in "The Street".

Nominations span 15 countries, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, The Philippines, The Netherlands and the U.K., and the various prizes recognize excellence by individual stars and specific TV programming such as documentaries, comedy shows and drama series.

"Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels, who helped launch the careers
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British Talents Dominate Nominations For International Emmys

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British Talents Dominate Nominations For International Emmys
Actors Helena Bonham Carter and Bob Hoskins will be flying the flag for the U.K. at the International Emmy Awards after helping Britain land a total of nine nominations.

The Alice In Wonderland star has been hailed in the best actress category for her TV portrayal of iconic children's writer Enid Blyton in Enid, while Hoskins is up for best actor for his role in BBC drama The Street.

The programme, about the lives of different residents on a road in northwest England, will also compete for the title of best drama series, alongside the likes of U.K. comedy Peep Show, Japan's Clouds Over the Hill, The Killing II (Denmark), Traffic Light (Israel) and Argentinian crime series Epitafios.

Epitafios' lead star Leonardo Sbaraglia will battle Hoskins for the best actor honour, with other nominees including Sea Wolf's Sebastian Koch (Germany) and Sid Lucero for Dahil May Isang Ikaw (Philippines).

Meanwhile, Iris Berben's performance in Thr Krupps - A Family Between War and Peace (Germany) and Lerato Moloisane for Home Affairs (South Africa) are also among the best actress contenders.

Brazil garnered a total of five mentions, while Japan and Argentina follow with four apiece.

Music mogul Simon Cowell will receive the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his dominance in the reality TV world with his shows American Idol, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

The winners of the 38th International Emmy Awards will be unveiled in New York on 22 November. Former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jason Priestley will present the ceremony.

Nominations for Canada's Directors Guild Awards Announced

Today, the nominations for Canada's 2010 Directors Guild Awards have been announced. These awards are meant to give awards for some people who work behind the camera to give outstanding films and TV series. Besides, the gala will be hosted by Canadian comedian Dave Foley. So, without further ado, here are the nominations.

Best feature film:

* Cairo Time.

* Chloe.

* The Trotsky.

* Love & Savagery.

Best television movie/miniseries

* Darwin Darkest Hour.

* Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story.

* Sea Wolf.

* The White Archer.

Best dramatic TV series:

* Being Erica.

* Flashpoint.

* Sanctuary.

* The Bridge.

Best comedy TV series:

* The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town.

* G-Spot.

* Less than Kind.

* Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Best family TV series:

* Degrassi: The Next Generation.

* Heartland.

* How to Be Indie.

* Overruled!

Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary:

* Ballet High - Elise Swerhone (Director), Robert Lower (Picture Editor).

* The Experimental Eskimos -
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Fox 2000 Options Revisionist Jack London Tale In Latest Genre-Bending Movie Pact

Fox 2000 has acquired movie rights to The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild, the first installment of a young adult supernatural adventure series by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon. Harper Collins just acquired the series and will publish the first volume in March, 2011. Golden and Lebbon will write the script. Pete Donaldson will produce through his Donaldson Media and Consulting label. The story follows a young Jack London, before he became the author of Call of the Wild, White Fang and Sea Wolf. He treks the frozen north in the midst of the Gold Rush. He finds [...]
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Anderson, Cox & Sutherland Sign On For ‘Moby Dick’

The $25 million made-for-tv adaptation of Herman Melville’s iconic tale, Moby Dick, has added Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Charlie Cox (Stardust) and Donald Sutherland (It’s Donald Sutherland) to their already talented cast. As we’ve previously reported, William Hurt and Ethan Hawke have already signed on to star as the obsessive Captain Ahab (Hurt) and his unruly first officer, Starbuck (Hawke).

With Moby Dick being the most expensive production to date for Tele Munchen Group (Tmg), they’re leaving nothing to chance. Nigel Williams has penned the script with Mike Barker directing. Barker is best known for directing the critically acclaimed, Sea Wolf, while Williams famously wrote the script for the award-winning 2005 miniseries, Elizabeth I. Both Sea Wolf and Elizabeth I are Tmg productions.

Being a fan of the HBO series, Elizabeth I, and I’m interested in seeing what Williams will do with Melville’s novel. While I
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William Hurt and Ethan Hawke Join Moby Dick

William Hurt will portray the megamaniacal, peg-legged captain of the whaler Pequod and Ethan Hawke is set to play Starbuck in the upcoming Teutonic miniseries retelling of Moby Dick.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the miniseries is based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel, and is being produced by Herbert Kloiber's Tele Munchen and is being called the most expensive project in the German company's 40-year history. The budget is clocking at $25 million.

"We are delighted to have signed up two such powerful, charismatic and versatile actors as William Hurt and Ethan Hawke for the lead roles," Kloiber said.

Also back on board for the screen adaptation of the Melville classic is Sea Wolf director Mike Barker and script writer Nigel Williams, who penned the TV series Elizabeth I.

Shooting begins in Lunenburg on the east coast of Canada in mid September and continues thereafter in Malta. The project envisions
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Two actors join 'Moby' mini

Two actors join 'Moby' mini
The upcoming Teutonic retelling of "Moby Dick" has its Ahab: William Hurt has signed on to play the megamaniacal, peg-legged captain of the whaler Pequod, and Ethan Hawke has inked to play Starbuck, the first officer who is just about the only sailor who defies him.

Based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel, the miniseries is being produced by Herbert Kloiber's Tele Munchen and is being called the most expensive project in the German company's 40-year history. The budget is clocking at $25 million.

"We are delighted to have signed up two such powerful, charismatic and versatile actors as William Hurt and Ethan Hawke for the lead roles," Kloiber said.

Germany's Rtl, Austria's Orf and Robert Halmi's Rhi Entertainment have boarded as partners on the project.

Further foreign sales of the mini should take place in Cannes during the upcoming Mipcom TV trade show. There is no U.S. deal in place.
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Terror Tweets: Pre-Production Begins on Mother's Day / No Neve in Scream 4

There's no doubt Twitter has changed the way that we get our information. From watching and taking part in revolutions to showing off onset pics from films, real time feeds have captured the imagination of many. Sometimes even some horror news stories arise, but usually they're hard to flesh out because they amount to something that's just under 140 characters. For these moments we now present Terror Tweets!

Director Darren Bousman has been keeping fans updated on his location scouting for his latest film, the remake of Mother's Day. Darren writes, "ok location scouting was cool! for a minute! now on hour six! five more to go". And then he teases, "Up early to start location scouting ... First Up - we are going to go scout a $%$#^#$&> Wait, I can't give you a spoiler This early!"

Follow @darren_bousman to keep yourself in the know!

Director Kevin Williamson also chimed in
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TMG returns to sea with 'Moby Dick'

Cologne, Germany -- Herbert Kloiber and his media group TMG are returning to the high seas with a two-part miniseries based on Hermann Melville’s whale hunting classic “Moby Dick.”

Screenwriter Nigel Williams (“Elizabeth I”), who penned the script to Tmg’s recent oceanic adventure “The Sea Wolf” will adapt Melville’s novel. “Sea Wolf” producer Rikolt von Gagern and his Gate shingle are also on board the new project, with Rhi Entertainment and London-based Power Corp. International taking English-language rights. Tmg International will handle world sales.

Kloiber will again be going head-to-head with German channel ProSieben, which has its own “Moby Dick” project in the works. ProSieben and Tmg both brought out versions of “Sea Wolf” this year.

The white whale seems to be on everyone’s mind. Universal recently picked up a new “Moby Dick” adaptation, which Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) is set to direct from a screenplay by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.
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Kloiber takes Tmg for spin at Mipcom

Cannes -- German TV exec Herbert Kloiber is back in the Mipcom fray with his newly launched sales arm Tmg International.

The Munich-based company hit the ground running here with a 150-hour catalog spanning in-house productions from parent company Tele-Munchen Group as well as international acquisitions.

"After 39 years in the business, I decided a new trick was needed," Kloiber said from his yacht Wednesday.

Highlights of the Tmg lineup include the CBS series "Flashpoint" and a new version of Tmg's first-ever production, "Sea Wolf."

Tmg International also is handling select territories on several titles acquired in the wake of the bankruptcy of indie producer Carolco, including "Basic Instinct" and "Rambo," and titles from a former collaboration with Japan's Toha-Towa and Barry Levinson, including "Wag the Dog" and "The Jackal."

Carols Hertel serves as head of international sales.

The launch follows a recent increase in production activity at Tmg, which makes movies,
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Stars will lend shine to MIPCOM

Stars will lend shine to MIPCOM
Paris -- International stars including Jude Law, Jane Seymour and Neve Campbell are scheduled to light up MIPCOM's 24th edition, set to kick off in Cannes on Oct. 13, organizers Reed Midem said Thursday.

Law will promote Jeremy Gilley's Afghanistan-based documentary "The Day After Peace," while Campbell will join international cast members Sebastian Koch, Stephen Campbell Moore and director Mike Barker to present TV miniseries "Sea Wolf," based on the Jack London novel.

Seymour will introduce the global film industry to her latest small-screen leading role in ITV Global Entertainment's "Dear Prudence" series.

Adrian Grenier, who filmed scenes in Cannes for HBO's "Entourage," will be back on the Croisette to promote Grb Entertainment's environmental documentary "Alter Eco."

Mipcom's Focus on Spain will zoom in on visiting talent Monica Cruz and Miguel Angel Munoz.

Popular Gallic TV host and producer Benjamin Castaldi will present France's version of "Beat Your Host," a
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