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Varsity Blues: Cmt Developing TV Series Based on High School Football Movie

Country Music Television is aiming to get the blues. Deadline reports Cmt and Paramount Television are developing a Varsity Blues TV show, based on the 1999 film of the same name. The feature starred Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek as second string Quarterback, Jonathan Moxon or "Mox."Cmt has ordered a script from original film scribe, W. Peter Iliff. The writer's other work includes Rites of Passage, Under Suspicion, Patriot Games, and Point Break. The movie cast also included Jon Voight, Scott Caan, Richard Lineback, Tiffany C. Love, Amy Smart, and Thomas F. Duffy, as well as the late Paul Walker and Ron Lester.Read More…
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Machine Head Arrives on Anchor Bay March 25th

Spring Break. The two words together connote those heady days when academia stops for a week and unbridled hedonism reigns. Spring Break means fun, sun and sex. But in Los Ranchos, CA it also means…abject terror! From Anchor Bay Entertainment comes the March 25th DVD release of Machine Head.

With a hot young cast including Sharon Hinnendael (Embrace of the Vampire, Rites of Passage), Nicole Zeoli (The Telling, Zoey to the Max), Cristina Corigliano (Last … Continue reading →

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Got a Machine Head - It's Better Than the Rest on DVD

Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe in... Now just try getting that song outta your head for the rest of the day! More spring break terrors are on the way with Machine Head, but this time not featuring James Franco. Read on for details.

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Spring Break. The two words together connote those heady days when academia stops for a week and unbridled hedonism reigns. Spring Break means fun, sun, and sex. But in Los Ranchos, CA, it also means… abject terror! From Anchor Bay Entertainment comes the March 25th DVD release of Machine Head.

With a hot young cast including Sharon Hinnendael (Embrace of the Vampire, Rites of Passage), Nicole Zeoli (The Telling, Zoey to the Max), Cristina Corigliano (Last Day on Earth, Sand Sharks), Morissa O’Mara (Hanna’s Gold, Devolved), and Alana O’Mara (The Cottage, Hanna’s Gold
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New Embrace of the Vampire Clip Features Heavy Petting, Kissing Chicks, and Lots of Poking

A new clip from the remake of the 1995 film Embrace of the Vampire has arrived, and it will probably give your inner fourteen-year-old a boner. Check it out, and don't forget the original flick is coming to Blu-ray on the same day as this one!

The remake of Embrace of the Vampire, starring Sharon Hinnendael (Rites of Passage, “Look”), Tiio Horn ("Defiance," "Hemlock Grove"), C.C. Sheffield (“True Blood”), Chelsey Marie Reist (12 Rounds: Reloaded), and Victor Webster ("Continuum"), will hit Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and standalone DVD this October 15th.

Also separately available on Blu-ray for the first time and DVD on the Anchor Bay Entertainment label is the groundbreaking 1995 infamous erotic version starring former “Who’s The Boss?” child star and “Charmed” vixen Alyssa Milano. In it Milano stars as Charlotte, a shy, sexually inexperienced college freshman stalked by a handsome British vampire (Martin Kemp of The Krays) who believes
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New Embrace of the Vampire Stills Lack Bite

Three new stills from the remake of the 1995 film Embrace of the Vampire have arrived, and they don't have anything on the goodies we got yesterday. Check them out, and don't forget the original flick is coming to Blu-ray on the same day as this one!

The remake of Embrace of the Vampire, starring Sharon Hinnendael (Rites of Passage, “Look”), Tiio Horn ("Defiance," "Hemlock Grove"), C.C. Sheffield (“True Blood”), Chelsey Marie Reist (12 Rounds: Reloaded), and Victor Webster ("Continuum"), will hit Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and standalone DVD this October 15th.

Also separately available on Blu-ray for the first time and DVD on the Anchor Bay Entertainment label is the groundbreaking 1995 infamous erotic version starring former “Who’s The Boss?” child star and “Charmed” vixen Alyssa Milano. In it Milano stars as Charlotte, a shy, sexually inexperienced college freshman stalked by a handsome British vampire (Martin Kemp of The Krays) who
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Embrace of the Vampire Remake and Original Get Blu-ray / DVD Release in October

Anchor Bay has announced that their remake of Embrace of the Vampire will be released to Blu-ray and DVD this October. They’ll also be releasing the original movie on Blu-ray for the first time:

“Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the home entertainment debut of the erotic horror film, Embrace Of The Vampire, starring Sharon Hinnendael (Rites of Passage, “Look”), Tiio Horn (Defiance, Hemlock Grove), C.C. Sheffield (“True Blood”), Chelsey Marie Reist (12 Rounds: Reloaded) and Victor Webster (Continuum) available on Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD October 15th. The film is a reimagining of the 1995 cult classic version starring Alyssa Milano, which will also be made available on Blu-ray™ for the very first time on October 15th.

Embrace Of The Vampire (2013) stars Sharon Hinnendael (Rites of Passage, “Look”) as Charlotte, a timid and sheltered teen who has just left an all-girls Catholic school for a new life at a co-ed university.
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Anchor Bay Releasing Embrace of the Vampire Remake this October

According to actor/producer Christa Campbell ('Drive Angry', 'Spiders') her latest project 'Embrace of a Vampire' is set to hit VOD, DVD and Blu-ray on 15 October. The new remake of the 1995 sexually charged horror from Anne Goursaud, which starred ex-'Eastender' Martin Kemp and the gorgeous Alyssa Milano, will be released by Anchor Bay this October across said platforms. The sexy Sharon Hinnendael -below ('Rites of Passage') takes on Milano's role as Charlotte this time but there's little known about the supporting cast at this stage. Hopefully Anchor Bay will reveal a little more about the Vancouver shot project including some proper artwork in due time....
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Don't Go Through These "Rites Of Passage"

Bad movies are a very common thing these days. Particularly, movies released direct to DVD fall into this sad category. One such cinematic disaster, Rites of Passage is the subject of this review and the flaws contained in this flop are almost too many to count. The film is a thriller with a relatively good cast but has an unfortunate combination of a laughably bad script and weak direction. These two negative factors basically destroy the movie and make Rites of Passage one of the year’s worst films.

Nathan (Ryan Donowho) is an anthropology student who is learning about his own people, the Native American Chumash. He then comes up with the brilliant idea of inviting his classmates and professor (Stephen Dorff) to his house which is the site of an ancient Chumash burial ground. There, they encounter Nathan’s psychotic brother Benny (Wes Bentley) and his meth-head buddy Delgado (Christian Slater). Drug abuse,
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A Drug Trip Goes Very Wrong in Rites of Passage: A Movie Review (Blu-ray)

*full disclosure: a Blu-ray copy of this film was provided by Magnet Releasing for review. Director: W. Peter Iliff. Writers: Rick Halsey and W. Peter Iliff. Cast: Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho, Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Briana Evigan, Travis Van Winkle, Carly Schroeder, Ashley Hinshaw and Guy Burnet. A rite of passage is often a transition from adolescence into adulthood. The Jewish people celebrate this transition of a boy into puberty with a Bat Mitzvah. Mozoltov! In W. Peter Iliff's (Point Break) Rites of Passage, there is very little ceremony or celebration. Instead, there is fractured storyline, weak acting and a film that seems to spin its tires, rather than moving forward. This title released October 16th through home video formats and this review is your friendly warning to stay away from this title. To elaborate more on rites of passage, these rituals usually brought initiates into groups more fully.
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Experience Your Rites of Passage on DVD

Sex, drugs, and an ancient ritual... anthropology 101 can be a killer! And you'll be seeing confirmation of that once the new flick Rites of Passage hits DVD October 16th from Magnet Releasing.

Directed by:W. Peter Iliff, the film stars Wes Bentley, Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff , Kate Maberly, and Ryan Donowho

Synopsis:

Nathan (Ryan Donowho), an anthropology student, invites a few of his classmates and their professor (Stephen Dorff) to his family’s abandoned ranch—once a sacred Chumash burial ground—to recreate an ancient ceremony. There they meet Nathan’s psychotic older brother Benny (Wes Bentley) and drug fueled Delgado (Christian Slater). The students then embark on a rite of passage that no one will ever forget.

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Briana Evigan Becomes Hot Party Girl In New Thriller Rites of Passage

She is certainly becoming a modern-day scream queen. The sexy Briana Evigan doesn't seem content unless she's being chased by serial killers or hunted by tigers. With a slew of genre and genre-related credits under her belt including the sub-par slasher remake 'Sorority Row', the freaky sci-fi follow-up 'S. Darko', the tiger hungry tale 'Burning Bright' and the home invasion thriller 'Mother's Day' the girl has already completed work on 'Rites of Passage', the new thriller from 'Point Break' scribe W. Peter Iliff. Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho, Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff all star along with Brian Evigan (below) who plays hot party girl Penelope....
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Stephen Dorff, Christian Slater, Wes Bentley Join Indie Drug Thriller 'Rites Of Passage'

English Actress Kate Maberly Also In Cast Stephen Dorff, who might be experiencing a career renaissance after his turn in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” is joining Christian Slater in the indie thriller “Rites of Passage.” Dorff and Slater, as well as another comeback kid Wes Bentley (who kicked a heroin habit in the last few years) and Kate Maberly ("Finding Neverland"), will be under the direction of screenwriter Peter Iliff (“Patriot Games," “Varsity Blues”). Also penned by Iliff, 'Passage' will serve as his directorial debut. Based on a story conceived by the writer/director and Rick Halsey, the plot “centers on an…
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Slater, Dorff, Bentley Seek "Passage"

Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho, Travis Van Winkle, Angelic Zambrana and Ashley Hinshaw have all joined the cast of the new thriller "Rites of Passage" reports Variety.

The story follows a young anthropology student seeking a traditional ceremony to mark his entry into manhood. He and his partying classmates to a ranch owned by his older brother (Slater) where he indulges in a drug-fuelled life that indulges in some ancient Indian rituals.

"Point Break" and "Patriot Games" scribe W. Peter Iliff makes his directorial debut on the project.

Shooting kicks off this week while Mark Canton, Jonathan Sachar, David Hopwood and W.D. Johnson will produce.
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Slater, Dorff, Bentley and Maberly in Rites of Passage

Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley and Kate Maberly will star in independent thriller Rites of Passage , which will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Iliff ( Point Break , Patriot Games ). Written by Iliff, the film "centers on an anthropology bookworm who laments his place in a society that lacks a ceremony to mark his transition into manhood and leads his hard-partying, stressed-out classmates to his family's abandoned ranch -- where his brother (Slater) lives in a psychotic world of drugs, guilt and Chumash Indian rituals." Production starts this week on the film.
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Christian Slater in 'Rites of Passage' independent thriller

Christian Slater has signed onto "Rites of Passage," and indie thriller with Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley and Kate Maberly. The film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Iliff ("Point Break," "Patriot Games"). Mark Canton produces with Jonathan Sachar, David Hopwood and W.D. Johnson. Financing for the project will come from Johnson's new company, Demarest Films. According to Variety, the screenplay by Illiff tells of an anthropology bookworm who laments his place in a society that lacks a ceremony to mark his transition into manhood and leads his hard-partying, stressed-out classmates to his family's abandoned ranch -- where his brother lives in a psychotic world of drugs, guilt and Chumash Indian rituals.
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