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Competition: Win ‘Drew: The Man Behind The Poster’ on DVD

To celebrate the release of Drew: The Man Behind The Poster – coming to DVD & VOD 16th February – we have a copy to giveaway courtesy of Altitude Film Entertainment.

What do Indiana Jones, Marty McFly, Harry Potter and Darth Vader all have in common? Artist Drew Struzan…“Drew: The Man Behind The Poster” is the unmissable documentary highlighting the career of Drew Struzan, one of the most recognisable and influential movie poster artists of all time.

Drew’s most popular hand painted works include, among many others, the Indiana Jones, Back To The Future and Star Wars movie posters. The documentary also features exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Frank Darabont, Thomas Jane, Michael J. Fox and Harrison Ford among many others…

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster available to order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1z7cSDC

To win a copy of Drew: The Man Behind The Poster on DVD,
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From Star Wars to Back to the Future: Classic Drew Struzan posters

You may not know who he is, but if you're a film fan you've more than likely seen Drew Struzan's striking artwork.

The illustrator rose to fame with his artwork for Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare before becoming the go-to poster artist for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters; including the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.

To celebrate the release of Drew: The Man Behind The Poster, a documentary first premiered at Comic Con in 2013, on DVD and VOD, Digital Spy has an exclusive clip, featuring Michael J Fox and Steven Spielberg:

In addition, we've rounded up six of Struzan's most iconic posters that showcase the artist's individual style:

Did we miss out your favourite Drew Struzan poster? Let us know in the comments below.

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster is available on DVD and VOD now.
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Win ‘Drew: The Man Behind The Poster’ On DVD

To celebrate the release of Drew: The Man Behind The Poster – coming to DVD & VOD 16th February – we have a copy to giveaway courtesy of Altitude Film Entertainment. What do Indiana Jones, Marty McFly, Harry Potter and Darth Vader all have in common? Artist Drew Struzan

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster is the unmissable documentary highlighting the career of Drew Struzan, one of the most recognisable and influential movie poster artists of all time.

Drew’s most popular hand painted works include, among many others, the Indiana Jones, Back To The Future and Star Wars movie posters. The documentary also features exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Frank Darabont, Thomas Jane, Michael J. Fox and Harrison Ford among many others…

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster available to order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1z7cSDC

To be in with a chance of winning,
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Giveaway – Win Drew: The Man Behind The Poster on DVD

To celebrate the release of Drew: The Man Behind The Poster – coming to DVD & VOD 16th February – we have a copy to giveaway courtesy of Altitude Film Entertainment.

What do Indiana Jones, Marty McFly, Harry Potter and Darth Vader all have in common? Artist Drew Struzan

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster is the unmissable documentary highlighting the career of Drew Struzan, one of the most recognisable and influential movie poster artists of all time.

Drew’s most popular hand painted works include, among many others, the Indiana Jones, Back To The Future and Star Wars movie posters. The documentary also features exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Frank Darabont, Thomas Jane, Michael J. Fox and Harrison Ford among many others…

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster available to order on Amazon.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, March 1st. UK readers only please. To enter,
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‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ DVD Review

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey

Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an artist that as iconic to my generation as the films themselves. An artist whose work actually graced more films that I imagined and an artist whose work has inspired a new generation of illustrators, even though the poster medium as Drew knew it, is dead.

Starting at the very beginning, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster tells the story of how Struzan who grew up with a family who didn’t love him, his struggles at art school and his early “poor starving artist” years in which he tried to develop his art and support his family.
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Frightfest 2014: ‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ Review

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey

Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an artist that as iconic to my generation as the films themselves. An artist whose work actually graced more films that I imagined and an artist whose work has inspired a new generation of illustrators, even though the poster medium as Drew knew it, is dead.

Starting at the very beginning, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster tells the story of how Struzan who grew up with a family who didn’t love him, his struggles at art school and his early “poor starving artist” years in which he tried to develop his art and support his family.
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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, 2013

Directed by Erik Sharkey

Synopsis:

A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.

Drew Struzan is a man who’s name might not be familiar to everyone, but his work certainly is. As the man behind iconic posters such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Police Academy and E.T: The Extra Terrestrial to name but a few, Drew Struzan has solidified himself as a legend in the field.

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster tells the story of a man who grew up with a family who didn’t love him, found his own true love, struggled as an artist before cementing himself as the “go to man” for some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers. The documentary has interviews with a lot of the people who have fallen in love with his
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A Red Room with a Vue: An Introduction to FrightFest 2014

Called “The Woodstock of Gore” by Guillermo Del Toro, otherwise more commonly known to the rest of us as FILM4 FrightFest, has recently announced the line-up of its 15th annual instalment that runs from Thursday 21st to Monday 25th August. This year sees FrightFest relocate to a new home at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, which has become home to the annual FrightFest All-Nighter.

In the year that sees one of the world’s leading genre festivals set down new roots, the programme will take on an international flavour whilst ensuring it embraces both genre features and shorts with “sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.”

FrightFest organisers are labelling the 15th chapter as an historic moment in the festival’s growth. Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws,
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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins.
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Line-up revealed for Film4′s FrightFest 2014

Horror fans take note, the line-up for Film4′s FrightFest is here!

From the press release:

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces), Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Among The Living), Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia), Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows and Extraterrestrial), John McNaughton (The Harvest), Adam Green (Digging Up The Marrow), Nicolas McCarthy’ (Home), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson (All Cheerleaders Die), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Late Phases), Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek 2), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists) and Milan Todorovic (Nymph)

Plenty of genre movies have been garnering massive critical attention from other signature festivals which FrightFest has embraced,
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Film4 FrightFest unveils 2014 line-up

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Film4 FrightFest unveils 2014 line-up
Genre festival to close with UK premiere of The Signal; 64 films will be screened, with 38 UK or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

Film4 FrightFest has unveiled the full line-up for its 15th edition, taking place in the new home of Vue West End in Leicester Square from Aug 21-25.

This year’s festival will screen 64 films and 20 shorts, with a record-breaking 38 UK or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

The UK premiere of William Eubank’s sci-fi thriller The Signal, starring Screen Star of Tomorrow Olivia Cooke and Brenton Thwaites, will close the festival.

As previously announced, Adam Wingard’s The Guest will receive its UK premiere as the opening film of this year’s FrightFest.

World premieres at this year’s edition include Jay Weisman’s Shockwave Darkside 3D [pictured], Luke Hyam’s X Moor, Matthew A. Brown’s Julia, Simeon Halligan’s White Settlers and John Shackleton’s The Sleeping Room.

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show
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London FrightFest Unveils Biggest Ever Line-up

London FrightFest Unveils Biggest Ever Line-up
London — Film4 FrightFest, the U.K.’s leading event for genre fans, has unveiled its biggest line-up ever, with 64 films plus 20 shorts.

There are 16 countries representing five continents with a record-breaking 38 U.K. or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

Returning for its 15th year, the event runs Aug. 21-25 at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, London, across five screens.

The fest, which opens with thriller “The Guest” and closes with sci-fi fantasy “The Signal,” has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (“The Green Inferno”), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (“Show Pieces”), Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead”), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (“Among the Living”), Fabrice Du Welz (“Alleluia”), Nacho Vigalondo (“Open Windows” and “Extraterrestrial”), John McNaughton (“The Harvest”), Adam Green (“Digging Up the Marrow”), Nicolas McCarthy (“Home”), Lucky McKee
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Drew Struzan coming out of retirement for Star Wars Episode 7 poster

Legendary poster artist Drew Struzan will reportedly come out of retirement to create the artwork for Star Wars Episode VII.

Struzan's striking paintings were used for each of the previous six Star Wars movies. He has also provided posters for the Back to the Future and Indiana Jones series.

The American artist announced his retirement from professional art in 2008 after completing work on Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

However, he has continued to produce new works since, including a recent Comic-Con poster for How to Train Your Dragon 2.

According to Schmoes Know, Episode VII director Jj Abrams has persuaded Struzan to come back to the space sage to create new artwork.

Struzan was the subject of the 2010 documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, which featured interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg.

A collection of his work is also available
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'The World's End,' 'Planes,' 'We're the Millers'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week:

"The World's End"

What's It About? The third installment of Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy, following 2004's "Shaun of the Dead" and 2007's "Hot Fuzz," "The World's End" features a group of five reuniting friends. They embark on an epic drinking marathon in an effort to top their pub crawl from 20 years prior, only this time an unexpected alien invasion strikes.

Why We're In: A refreshing blend of comedy and sci-fi, "The World's End" is the perfectly charming film to spoof the apocalypse genre and keep you endlessly entertained. Plus, it features hilarious (as always) performances from Wright staples Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.

Watch: Go behind-the-scenes on "The World's End" (Video)

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week:

"Tokyo Story" (Criterion Collection)

What's It About? Yasujirô Ozu's ("Late Spring") 1953 classic, "Tokyo Story," tells the sad story of elderly couple Shukichi (Chishu Ryu) and
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Film Review: ‘Drew: The Man Behind the Poster’

Film Review: ‘Drew: The Man Behind the Poster’
From “Back to the Future” to “Star Wars,” scour the most iconic hand-painted movie posters of the past half-century, and you’re likely to find Drew Struzan’s lower-case signature tastefully affixed to the images that set moviegoers’ expectations alight long before the projectors roll. In “Drew: The Man Behind the Poster,” the Norman Rockwell of movie advertising steps in front of the camera for a long-overdue celebration sure to delight fans and heighten awareness of his legacy. While this overly group-huggy docu’s theatrical life seems awfully limited, discs of the limited release could become as collectible as the maestro’s work.

Whereas other docus strive to maximize the advantages of 16:9 TV screens, “Drew” is the rare film that makes you wish that aspect ratio were turned on its side in order to do justice to the soft-spoken artist’s impressive oeuvre. By working closely with his subject
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Opening: Drew: The Man Behind The Poster (Plus A Gallery Of 7 Lesser-Known Examples)

Opening in New York today at Cinema Village, Erik P. Sharkey's documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster considers the life and work of legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan, who is responsible for iconic images for Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Back to the Future and many more. Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and many other artists, critics and filmmakers, this film spans the journey of Drew's early life and career in album cover art through his success as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time, to his most recent 'post retirement' life and...

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‘Drew: The Man Behind The Poster’ Trailer Plays the First Notes of the Movie Experience

Even as a new wave of movie poster artists (most notably not hired by Photoshop-happy studios) emerges, there is still one name that towers over all of them. That name is Drew. The man who was so poor growing up that he “drew on toilet paper with pencils” is now widely heralded as the greatest movie poster illustrator of all time, and now Drew Struzan is getting an unrepentantly celebratory documentary made about his work. Drew: The Man Behind The Poster looks like pure joy — a feature-length love fest for an artist that most certainly deserves it. As such, director Erik Sharkey and his team have organized one hell of a party steering committee. Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, and many more all turn out to praise the man responsible for making you want to see a movie before you know anything else about it. It
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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster | Review

Sharkey Shines A Light On Struzen, Misses The Mark

There’s no doubt you’ve seen and at least admired the work of Drew Struzen. His meticulously painted film posters for Steven Spielberg alone have become iconic images of pop culture royalty, but the list doesn’t start or end there. It’s honestly a bit mind boggling when listed together – Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, The Shawshank Redemption, Harry Potter, The Muppets, you name it, he probably made the jaw dropping one sheet. Painting in broad, geometric strokes, director Erik Sharkey has worked together Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, a portrait of the artist that rains deservingly unanimous praise from the likes of George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo del Toro and Spielberg himself, but it’s possible that Struzen’s success doesn’t justify a feature length celebration that utterly fails to
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Even After Prodding, the Art Retains its Mystery in Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Even After Prodding, the Art Retains its Mystery in Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
Despite its title, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster is not a documentary about movie poster artist Drew Struzan. Instead, Struzan's poster art is the film's real subject. Director Erik Sharkey uses testimonials from celebrities like Steven Spielberg and Michael J. Fox to lavish praise on Struzan's output. But these famous fans gush only generally about Struzan's iconic movie posters, including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Thing, and all of the Star Wars films—they never explain just what about the man's work they find so resonant. Sharkey doesn't, either. Struzan's illustrations are, in fact, great because they have an aura of mystery about them. Actor Thomas Jane accidentally puts his finger on it when he describes Struzan's artwork...
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