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Super, Trespass, Melancholia, Quarantine 2: Terminal, Black Death, We Are What We Are, Red State, Kidnapped, Rammbock: Berlin Undead, Phase 7 (Fase 7), Hobo With A Shotgun, The Shrine, Burke & Hare, Cold Fish, Atrocious, The Last Circus, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil , Outcast, The Pack (La Meute), The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence, Chillerama. What do those films have in common? Theyre horror films (or films with enough intensity, gumption and violence for tertiary association) that incorporated Video On Demand into their distribution models in a major way this year. That means there's a lot going on here - and it affects you. Hit the jump to check it out and contribute your opinions in the comments. »
Let us be extremely clear ... any movie that would pit Nicolas Cage as an exorcist against demonic forces has our attention and then some! Oh, the possibilities. We're just giddy. Giddy, I tell you! Read on for more.
Also penned by Pogue, the film is based on a supposedly true story about a team of Cambridge academics in the 1970's who record their investigation as they attempt to exorcise a poltergeist from a young girl.
Bd also reports that an offer has been made to Nicolas Cage for the lead role of "Joseph", leader of a project known as "Gesit" (a German word for mind, spirit, or ghost, covering the semantic field of these three English nouns).
Antti Jokinen was originally attached to direct. Please, Mr. Cage. »
- Uncle Creepy
Hammer Films is developing another new cool sounding horror film project called The Quiet Ones. The movie "is based on a supposedly true story about a team of Cambridge academics in the 1970's who record their investigation as they attempt to exorcise a poltergeist from a young girl."
The film will be directed by John Pogue who also wrote the movie. Pogue directed Quarantine 2: Terminal, and wrote films such as U.S. Marshals, The Skulls, and Ghost Ship. Bloody-Disgusting also reports that Nicolas Cage was offered the lead role of Joseph in the film who is a "leader of a project known as "Gesit" (a German word for mind, spirit, or ghost, covering the semantic field of these three English nouns). Antti Jokinen was originally attached to direct." There's no word if he will officially star in the film yet, but he seems like he'll do anything these days.
Bloody Disgusting is receiving exclusive Intel that John Pogue - who made his directorial debut on Sony's direct-to-disc Quarantine 2: Terminal - is now set to direct Hammer Films' The Quiet Ones for Exclusive Media Group. Also penned by Pogue, the film is based on a supposedly true story about a team of Cambridge academics in the 1970's who record their investigation as they attempt to exorcise a poltergeist from a young girl. We're also being told that as offer has been made to Nicolas Cage for the lead role of "Joseph", leader of a project known as "Gesit" (a German word for mind, spirit, or ghost, covering the semantic field of these three English nouns). Antti Jokinen was originally attached to direct. »
Not long now before we can enjoy more serial-killing forensics in the anticipated sixth season of Showtime's 'Dexter'. It premieres early next month and Liljas Library have revealed a couple more promo posters to accompany the upcoming season. I particularly like the left one that portrays 'Dexter' in a Jesus like pose in a pool of blood. Apologies for the low-res quality but hopefully we'll see some better resolution copies later on. The new season sees the return of series regulars Michael C. Hall, C.S. Lee, James Remar, Jennifer Carpenter ('Quarantine') and Desmond Harrington ('Ghost Ship'). And the extensive newbie list for season 6 includes Colin Hanks ('King Kong'), Edward James Olmos, Josh Cooke ('Quarantine 2: Terminal'), Mariana Klaveno ('True Blood'), Brea Grant ('Heroes'), Jordana Spiro ('Trespass') and Mos Def ('The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy'). Check out the new promos below. »
'Dexter' season 6 has acquired another new cast member. Sexy star Jordana Spiro ('The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard') will join the cast and is set to play 'a religious cult member' led by Edward James Olmos' character Professor Gellar. Michael C. Hall, C.S. Lee, James Remar, Jennifer Carpenter ('Quarantine') and Desmond Harrington ('Ghost Ship') all return along with season newcomers Colin Hanks ('King Kong'), Josh Cooke ('Quarantine 2: Terminal'), Mariana Klaveno ('True Blood'), Brea Grant ('Heroes') and Mos Def ('The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy'). Spiro (below) will also be seen this October in the new Joel Schumacher helmed thriller 'Trespass' alongside Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman. »
Quarantine 2: Terminal, recently released on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, is the latest zombie film to inspire author and critic Kim Newman and is his motivation for compiling this hilarious Top 10. So take it away Mr Newman…
After my mammoth session with [Rec], [Rec]2, Quarantine and Quarantine 2: Terminal, I continued my survey of killer germ movies with both versions of The Crazies, … 28 days later and … 28 weeks later, the 1970s and 2000s series of Survivors, The Stand, The Cassandra Crossing, Outbreak, And the Band Played On, The Andromeda Strain, The Satan Bug, Carriers, Plague, Warning Sign, I Am Legend, and every single Sars, bird flu and pandemic TV movie ever made. This is what I have gleaned…
It’s always someone’s fault: some unethical businessman smuggling in an exotic pet … some researcher who thinks that genesplicing ebola and the common cold into one new super-infectious organism »
Forgive my ignorance, but this Thursday night when I walked through Soho with blood smeared across my paler than pale face and chest and chunks of pus clinging to my chin, I thought I might shock and terrify a fair few unsuspecting bystanders. How wrong I was.
No, I hadn’t taken leave of my senses and joined the marauders; I was actually attending a special screening of Quarantine 2: Terminal, ahead of its release on DVD; and as a special treat, they insisted on turning my plus-one and I into zombies. Literally! No, not literally, but certainly convincingly as my photographs show.
And yet despite this, we received just one genuinely shocked response when we decided to slam against a window of a restaurant in Chinatown where a group of visitors to the capital were enjoying a quiet meal. I’d like to think we made their trip. But »
- Adam Rayner
It’s the start of another week, so you know what that means – more DVD and Blu-ray releases!. So here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, August 15th 2011.
Picks Of The Week
Source Code (DVD/Blu-ray)
Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) awakens on a speeding commuter train with no idea how he got there. Seeking refuge in the bathroom, he’s shocked to see another man’s reflection in the mirror. Suddenly a massive explosion rips through the train. Almost instantly, Colter is transported to a high-tech isolation unit where he discovers he is on a high-priority mission to identify a bomber who destroyed a train just hours earlier and who plans to kill thousands more with a much larger explosion in the heart of Chicago. A top-secret program, named ‘source code’, allows Colter to exist briefly as another man in the parallel reality of the doomed commuter train. »
Maybe it’s because I saw it first, or maybe it’s just a law of probability, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Quarantine, even going so far to prefer it to the Spanish original, Rec. It is one of the few remakes I believe improves upon the original, the absence of subtitles lessening the air of hysteria while invoking a sense of coherence that leads to a more fulfilling experience (and I usually love subtitles). Somebody had to like it, I suppose.
Considering how low-budget the original Rec was, it is difficult to excuse Quarantine 2: Terminal’s limitations owing to a lack of funds. Even the remake itself, Quarantine, lacking as it did an all-star cast and million dollar effects, managed to build tension with expert efficiency, making the most of what it had to nail-biting effect.
Whereas the original Spanish horror spawned a chilling and acclaimed sequel, »
- Steven Neish
In what seemed like a major downgrade from the $12 million budgeted John Erick Dowdle-directed Quarantine, John Pogue (screenwriter of U.S. Marshals, The Skulls, and Ghost Ship, among others) was handed the reins to a $4 million sequel. Quarantine 2: Terminal was quietly dropped into a couple of theaters in June of this summer and then rushed straight to DVD.
It’s a shame too, since the film is an effective cheapie that effectively blows out of the water variety of lesser B-movies that get an unwarranted theatrical release. Despite chickening out of a starker premise early on, Quarantine 2 is a competently made, decently acted and mostly smartly written film.
- Mark Zhuravsky
We’re giving you the chance to grab a copy of the brand new zombie-horror; ‘Quarantine 2: Terminal’ when it’s released on 15 August.
We have 3 copies to give away to our lucky readers, so that they can sit on (or behind) the sofa and watch the body count climb, as the passengers and crew of Flight 318 fight to stay alive.
This sequel, directed by John G. Pogue, picks up where the first film finishes – with the discovery that the undead virus hadn’t been contained and is spreading on the now-doomed flight out of Los Angeles.
As the clean-up crew puts a new quarantine in place at a disused airport terminal – to what lengths will people go to stay in the world of the living?
Click the images below to enlarge. »
The biggest non-summer movie of the year comes to DVD and Blu-ray this week, along with a post-apocalyptic vampire flick, a religious surfing movie, and Kenny F'n Powers. The CG-animated comedy Rio currently sits at #11 on the 2011 domestic box office list and is sure to sell a few hundred thousand copies. Also hitting stores today we have Soul Surfer starring AnnaSophia Robb and Dennis Quaid, The Perfect Game starring Clifton Collins Jr. and Cheech Marin, and The Music Never Stopped starring J.K. Simmons. Genre entries include Jim Mickle's Stake Land, Quarantine 2: Terminal and the mumblecore thriller Cold Weather, and on Blu-ray we have both Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer, not to mention the first and second season of HBO's Eastbound & Down. What will you be buying or renting this week? Check out the full list of noteworthy releases after the jump. Amazon.com Widgets
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Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Better Off Dead (1985)
Synopsis: Lane Meyer is a depressed teen who loses his girlfriend Beth. Her given reason for breaking up is: “Lane, I think it’d be in my best interest if I dated somebody more popular. Better looking. Drives a nicer car.” Anyway, poor Lane is left alone and thinks up treacherous ways of killing himself. He finally meets a French beauty called Monique and falls for her. Simultaneously, he must endure his mother’s terrible cooking which literally slides off the table and his disgusting next door neighbour Ricky (and his mum) while he prepares for the skiing race of his life – to get his old girlfriend back! (blu-ray.com)
Special Features: Theatrical trailer.
Synopsis: Black Sheep - A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job »
- Travis Keune
Release Date: Aug. 2, 2011
Price: DVD $26.99
DVD premiere sequels to horror movies is almost a given, and Sony extends the Quarantine franchise with this film.
In the appropriately titled Quarantine 2: Terminal, the deadly virus moves from an infected building to an airplane on a late-night flight. Not even the passengers who switch off their air controls are safe when the virus starts turning people into blood-thirsty killers.
And to make matters worse for the few passengers who aren’t yet infected, the plane is forced to land at an isolated terminal then surrounded by armed government agents, who don’t seem to care who’s showing symptoms.
Rated R, the 86-minute movie lacks any name actors (the original cast included Jennifer Carpenter from TV’s Dexter and Takers‘ Jay Hernandez). Quarantine 2: Terminal is the feature film directorial debut of John Pogue, writer of Ghost Ship, who also wrote this movie. »
With Quarantine 2: Terminal gearing up for an August 15th UK DVD release, a horde of the undead are being invited to a special first screening of the flick in London – and we have five pairs of tickets to give away! Read on!
Starting at 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 11th, the biohazard squad will be cordoning off The Prince Charles Cinema (just off Leicester Square) in order to prevent any infected making it into the quarantine zone! Your task is to be amongst them, with spot prizes being given to the best and worst looking zombies who rock up on the day looking for a chance to be a part of the first crowd in the UK to see the film, a week before the DVD release date.
Quarantine 2: Terminal starts right after the events of the previous film at Lax, as passengers board a flight to Nashville. »
We're getting closer and closer to Quarantine 2: Terminal (review here) making its home video debut, and to celebrate its arrival, we have the official artwork and everything else that you need to arm yourself against the infected!
From the Press Release: The deadly virus has escaped the infected building and is now on board a late night flight. No one is safe when Quarantine 2: Terminal hits DVD August 2nd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the film Quarantine takes up where the previous installment left off and will be available on DVD for $26.99 Srp.
Quarantine 2: Terminal has a running time of 86 minutes and is rated R for bloody horror violence, terror, language and brief sexual content.
Earlier tonight, a bizarre »
- Uncle Creepy
Next Tuesday, one of my favorite films I saw last year finally shows up on DVD courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. To prep you up for the release, we have some clips and images to remind you why people are calling this one of the best horror sequels of all time. Check out the goods below.
From the Press Release:
Culver City, CA (May 2, 2011) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release [Rec] 2, the horrifying sequel to the international smash hit that inspired the film Quarantine, on DVD July 12, 2011. After terrifying audiences with their nerve-shredding cult hit [Rec], acclaimed filmmaker Jaume Balagueró (Darkness; Fragile) and writer/filmmaker Paco Plaza (Quarantine, Quarantine 2: Terminal, Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt) return to crank the fear factor to unprecedented levels in [Rec] 2, a rare sequel that actually improves on its predecessor and exceeds all expectations. Available for $26.99, the [Rec] 2 DVD will include deleted and extended scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, »
- Andy Triefenbach
After well over a year of waiting, Sony Pictures is finally delivering [Rec] 2 on DVD here in the States. This is cause for much celebration because if you haven't seen this demonic little flick by now, we can pretty much guarantee it will blow you away! Time for an exclusive taste of the lunacy!
From the Press Release
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release [Rec] 2, the horrifying sequel to the international smash hit that inspired the film Quarantine, on DVD July 12, 2011. After terrifying audiences with their nerve-shredding cult hit [Rec], acclaimed filmmaker Jaume Balagueró (Darkness; Fragile) and writer/filmmaker Paco Plaza (Quarantine, Quarantine 2: Terminal, Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt) return to crank the fear factor to unprecedented levels in [Rec] 2, a rare sequel that actually improves on its predecessor and exceeds all expectations. Available for $26.99, the [Rec] 2 DVD will include deleted and extended scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a walkthrough of the set, as well as Rec »
- Uncle Creepy
As someone who was not overwhelming fond of John Erick Dowdle’s “Quarantine” — a decidedly pointless remake of directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza Spanish language horror outing “[Rec]” — you wouldn’t think that I would be the least bit interested in its sequel. After all, I’m not exactly keen on wasting my precious time these days, especially when there are several potentially outstanding movies currently on my must-see list. However, despite my initial misgivings about the picture, I was pleasantly surprised to find that, although not without its shortcomings, “Quarantine 2: Terminal” is a far superior film than its predecessor, and ranks as one of the best American horror sequels I’ve seen in quite some time. Surprised? I am too, my friend. I am, too. The lovely Mercedes Masöhn stars as Jenny, a flight attendant who is preparing to embark on yet another seemingly routine flight aboard a lightly-populated commuter plane. »
- Todd Rigney
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