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Screamers Burrows Onto Blu-ray This January

This January, Scream Factory brings Christian Duguay and Dan O’Bannon’s Screamers starring Peter Weller (RoboCop) to Blu-ray. Extras will be announced on a later date. Until then, you can check out the Blu-ray cover art to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think […]

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Christian Duguay, Francesco Montanari Board ‘Medici’ Season 3 (Exclusive)

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Christian Duguay, Francesco Montanari Board ‘Medici’ Season 3 (Exclusive)
Canadian director Christian Duguay is directing the third season of Frank Spotnitz’s “Medici” television saga, which has started shooting in Rome with Italian actor Francesco Montanari attached to play radical preacher Girolamo Savonarola, who became leader of Florence after the Medici family’s overthrow in 1494.

Duguay succeeds Jon Cassar (“24”), who helmed “Medici: Masters of Florence. The Magnificent Part I,” which was the show’s second season.

Montanari, who broke out internationally with Sky’s “Crime Novel,” more recently played the relentless anti-Mafia prosecutor who is the central character in pubcaster Rai’s hit “The Hunter.” He won the best performance prize for this role at the Cannesseries festival in April.

In the third “Medici” season, “Medici: Masters of Florence. The Magnificent Part II,” Florentine statesman and ruler Lorenzo De Medici, played by Daniel Sharman, “has become a man who will have to fight against his demons and defend Florence
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Joan of Arc (1948)

Does every great actress see Joan of Arc as the ultimate serious role? Ingrid Bergman ran into serious career trouble while this picture was still in release. Its cast and credits are packed with star talent — is it a misunderstood classic with a great central performance? Ms. Bergman was so enamored with the character that she played it twice.

Joan of Arc

70th Anniversary Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1948 / Color / 1:37 flat full frame / 146 100 min. / Street Date March 27, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Jos&eacute Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish, Ward Bond, Shepperd Strudwick, Gene Lockhart, John Emery, Leif Erickson, Cecil Kellaway.

Cinematography: Winton Hoch, William V. Skall, Joseph Valentine

Film Editor: Frank Sullivan

Special Effects: Jack Cosgrove, John P. Fulton

Original Music: Hugo Friedhofer

Written by Andrew Solt, Maxwell Anderson, from his play

Produced by Walter Wanger

Directed by Victor Fleming

What becomes of a grandiose
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A Bag of Marbles Movie Review

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A Bag of Marbles Movie Review
A Bag Of Marbles (Un sac de billes) Gaumont Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Director: Christian Duguay Screenwriter: Alexandra Geismar, Jonathan Allouche w/ collaboration of Laurent Zeitoun and based on the graphic novel by Joseph Joffo and Vincent Bailly Cast: Patrick Bruel, Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial Palmieri, Elsa Zylberstein Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 2/8/18 […]

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U.S. Releases French Film ‘Bag of Marbles’

U.S. Releases French Film ‘Bag of Marbles’
Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) is an autobiographical film about two young brothers in occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, who discover within themselves the courage, the bravery, and the mischief needed to escape the enemy’s invasion and reunite with their lost family.

Thought I missed seeing this three-time Audience Award winning film starring Patrick Bruel, Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial Palmieri and Elsa Zylberstein when it premiered in U.S. at Colcoa here in L.A., I was able to interview the director Christian Duguay and actor Patrick Bruel before its U.S. release March 23.

See the trailer Here.

Christian Duguay was born in 1957 in Outremont, Québec, Canada. As a dirextor his is known for Human Trafficking (2005), The Art of War (2000) and Red Brazil (2012).

Patrick Bruel was born on May 14, 1959 in Tlemcen, France (Algeria) as Patrick Benguigui. He is one of the most famous French singers and actors in France,
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Film Festival Roundup: BAMcinemaFest Unveils Full Slate, Siff Picks Lineup, Laff Announces Opener and More

Film Festival Roundup: BAMcinemaFest Unveils Full Slate, Siff Picks Lineup, Laff Announces Opener and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– BAMcinématek has announced the full lineup for the ninth annual BAMcinemaFest (Jun 14 – 25, 2017), which features 24 New York premieres, one North American premiere, and two world premieres. Opening the festival on Wednesday, June 14 is the New York premiere of Aaron Katz’s “Gemini.” This year’s Closing Night selection is the New York premiere of Brooklyn filmmaker Alex Ross Perry’s fifth feature, “Golden Exits.”

Other highlights include “En el Séptimo Día,” “A Ghost Story,” “Landline,” and “Whose Streets.” Check out the full lineup here.

– The Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to announce the full film slate and programming for the 3rd annual festival running June 1 – 4, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

“Bending the Arc,” a documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work thirty years
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'Mr. & Mrs. Adelman', 'A Woman’s Life' triumph at Colcoa

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Colcoa French Film Festival wrapped on May 2.

Nicolas Bedos’s Mr. & Mrs. Adelman has won the Colcoa Audience Award, the Franco-American Cultural Fund announced on Wednesday.

In another key prize, Stéphane Brizé’s A Woman’s Life (pictured) received the Colcoa Lafca Critics Award presented by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

A Woman’s Life will open this month in the Us through Kino Lorber and also won the Colcoa Coming Soon Award presented to a film with Us distribution.

A Bag Of Marbles by Christian Duguay won the Audience Special Prize, while the Critics Special Prize went to Hélène Angel’s Elementary.

Little Gems by Xavier de Lauzanne received the Best Documentary Award, and the First Feature Award went to Tunisian-French co-production Hedi directed by Mohamed Ben Attia.

The inaugural American Students Award went to Polina by Angelin Preljocaj and Valérie Müller-Preljocaj.

Among the Colcoa Television winners were Call My Agent for the TV Series
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21st Colcoa French Film Festival Adds Vr and Web Series Categories, Unveils Full Expanded Festival Slate

21st Colcoa French Film Festival Adds Vr and Web Series Categories, Unveils Full Expanded Festival Slate
Colcoa is keeping up with the times. Now in its twenty-first year, the lauded French film festival, sponsored by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, has added a pair of forward-thinking new categories for its newest edition. This year will include a virtual reality program and a web series competition, in addition to its Cinema, Television and Shorts competitions.

“These two new popular formats offer more opportunities to showcase the creativity of French producers and filmmakers as well as the diversity of French production,” said François Truffart, Colcoa Executive Producer and Artistic Director. “While entertainment is still the key word for the program, with a balanced mix of comedies and dramas, several topical issues will cover the program this year, including the environment, discrimination, racism, terrorism, and the role of the artist in society. More than ever, Colcoa will offer a unique opportunity to see these universal topics from different angles.”

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Afm: Gaumont inks 'A Bag Of Marbles' sales

Exclusive: World War Two drama is based on Joseph Joffo’s best-selling classic novel.

Gaumont has secured a slew of sales on Christian Duguay’s heart-warming drama A Bag Of Marbles about two young Jewish brothers fending for themselves in German-occupied during World War Two.

The picture, which world market premieres at the Afm, is based on Joseph Joffo’s eponymous best-selling novel based on his own experiences.

The film has sold to South Korea (Double & Joy), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Spain (A Contracorriente), Greece (Odeon), Italy (Notorious), Portugal (Lusomundo) and Yugoslavia (Dexin).

It has also been picked up for Israel (Lev), the Middle East (Four Star) and Turkey (Medyavizyon). Cine Video y TV have done a pan-Latin America deal covering Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

Canadian director Duguay’s recent credits include family film Belle And Sebastian: The Adventure Continues.

Key adult cast includes Patrick Bruel, Christian Clavier, [link
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Review: ‘The Innocents’ Is A Profound Meditation On A Forgotten Moment In History

Review: ‘The Innocents’ Is A Profound Meditation On A Forgotten Moment In History
When Anne Fontaine’s “The Innocents” made its debut at Sundance earlier this year, it was under the title “Agnus Dei,” referring to a liturgical chant that has been a part of Roman Catholic mass since the seventh century. The sentiment of the traditional chant is simple: “Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.” For the haunted characters that inhabit Fontaine’s sensitive slice of forgotten history, that search for mercy and peace finds itself in some very unexpected places. And not all of them are touched by God.

Fontaine’s film tackles a fictionalized take on the story of Madeleine Pauliac (the film renames her Mathilde Beaulieu), a doctor and Resistance fighter who was a member of the French Red Cross during and after World War II.
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Horror Channel unleashes a fear-filled February of premieres

Horror Channel has announced eight petrifying premieres for Friday and Saturday nights this February, including the UK TV Premiere of Daric Gates’ possession thriller The Appearing and the Network premieres of Paul Hyett’s disturbing directorial debut The Seasoning House, Stephen King’s psychological thriller Secret Window, starring Johnny Depp and Renny Harlin’s supernatural cult favourite The Covenant.

Other network premieres for Friday nights include Christian Duguay’s dystopian Sci-Fi actioner Screamers and Robert Heath’s Brit revenge shocker Truth or Dare, whilst Saturday night’s exclusive line-up embraces haunting chiller Darkness Falls and Simon West’s frenzied pulse-racer When a Stranger Calls.

Full details in transmission order:

Fri 5 Feb @ 10.55pm – Screamers (1995) *Network Premiere

Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “Second Variety”, this cult favourite stars Peter Weller as Cmdr. Joe Hendricksson, who sets out across the surface of Sirius 6B, hoping to settle a violent labour
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Gaumont’s 'Heartstrings' pulls sales

Exclusive: Violin prodigy Alix Vaillot [pictured] stars as a musician battling blindness.

Gaumont has been pulling in sales on Michel Boujenah’s touching drama Heartstrings, starring French violin prodigy Alix Vaillot as a young musician battling blindness, ahead of its official roll-out at the Afm. Other cast include Charles Berling and Pascal Elbe.

The film has sold to Japan (Kino Films), Canada (Az Films) and Korea (Woo Sung). A deal to Germany and Switzerland (Ascot Elite) was announced over the summer. “It’s rare to get a Japanese pre-sale on a script for a French film,” comments Gaumont’s deputy head of international sales Yohann Comte.

The comedy-drama – based on Pascal Ruter’s best-seller Le Coeur en Braille – is in the vein of this year’s French box-office hit La Famille Bélier, adds Comte. Vaillot plays a young girl with musical aspirations, battling her parents’ plans to put her in an institution for the blind. Such a move
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Afm: Gaumont’s 'Heartstrings' pulls sales

Exclusive: Violin prodigy Alix Vaillot [pictured] stars as a musician battling blindness.

Gaumont has been pulling in sales on Michel Boujenah’s touching drama Heartstrings, starring French violin prodigy Alix Vaillot as a young musician battling blindness, ahead of its official roll-out at the Afm. Other cast include Charles Berling and Pascal Elbe.

The film has sold to Japan (Kino Films), Canada (Az Films) and Korea (Woo Sung). A deal to Germany and Switzerland (Ascot Elite) was announced over the summer. “It’s rare to get a Japanese pre-sale on a script for a French film,” comments Gaumont’s deputy head of international sales Yohann Comte.

The comedy-drama – based on Pascal Ruter’s best-seller Le Coeur en Braille – is in the vein of this year’s French box-office hit La Famille Bélier, adds Comte. Vaillot plays a young girl with musical aspirations, battling her parents’ plans to put her in an institution for the blind. Such a move
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Stream to Scream: “Scanners III: The Takeover”

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Stream to Scream: “Scanners III: The Takeover”
As many fright fans already know, Fangoria offers a great selection of gruesome movies, old and new, for free at our Hulu Collection. To give you a better idea of what’s available, Fangoria is taking in-depth looks at some of the channel’s terrifying titles with Stream to Scream. Today: Christian Duguay’s Scanners III: The Takeover! For fans […]
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Winner Bisset vs. the Globes' Buzz-Off Orchestra

Jacqueline Bisset vs. the Golden Globes 2014 get-lost orchestra NBC or whoever organized the Golden Globes 2014 ceremony sat Jacqueline Bisset way in the back of the awards ceremony ballroom. Never mind the fact that Bisset’s film career began nearly half a century ago and that she was a Golden Globe nominee in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category for the mini-series Dancing on the Edge. As a result, it took Bisset, who seemed about as surprised as everybody else when her named was called up, more than a minute to reach the stage. (Photo: Jacqueline Bisset accepts her Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television © HFPA.) Visibly moved, Bisset had to wait a few more seconds before she was able to talk. By the time she began with her somewhat rambling acceptance speech,
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Scanners 2 and 3 now on Bluray!

Order Here! ... er+2+and+3 Both Scanners II and III were directed by Christian Duguay. Like "Scanners," they boast gorgeous casts, contain themes of good versus evil and were filmed in and around the cold, gray environs of Montreal and Quebec, Canada. In "Scanners II: The New Order," a veterinarian student, David Kellum (David Hewitt) is a scanner on the run who finds another scanner, Julie Vale (Deborah Raffin); together they try to destroy…
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Tiff’s 25 Years of Midnight Madness: Best of the Fest #2

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,
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Scanners II: The New Order/Scanners III: The Takeover (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Scanners II: The New Order (1991) Directed By: Christian Duguay Starring: David Hewlett, Deborah Raffin, Yvan Ponton Rated: R/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2 Available from Scream Factory Good and evil scanners combating when a crooked politician schemes to gain control of a major city. Scanners are people who, because their mothers had taken a certain drug during pregnancy, have acquired telepathic powers. One scanner escapes from a menta…
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Scream Factory’s Fall Lineup Includes The Amityville Horror Trilogy, Vincent Price Collection, Prince of Darkness

Scream Factory has officially announced their fall lineup, with more than 15 classic horror titles making their way to Blu-ray, including Day of the Dead, Price of Darkness, The Amityville Horror Trilogy, and six Vincent Price movies:

Scanners II and III: “On September 10, Scream Factory will unleash Christian Duguay’s science fiction action thrillers Scanners II: The New Order and Scanners III: The Takeover in a Double Feature Two-Disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack. In Scanners II, a breed of humans with dangerously powerful telepathic abilities – the scanners – are being recruited by a corrupt police commander, John Forrester, in his crusade to take over the city. Forrester first enlists the help of an evil scientist, Dr. Morse, who wants to conduct mind-control experiments on the scanners with a new drug. When the side effects render the scanners incapable, Forrester then finds David Kellum (David Hewlett, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
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Blu-ray/DVD Cover Art for Scanners II and III

Scream Factory will be releasing Scanners II and III as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and they’ve given us a look at the official cover art. The movies are due out this fall, but bonus features and a specific release date have not yet been announced. For those unfamiliar with the sequels to David Cronenberg’s cult classic, Scanners II: The New Order was a direct to video title released in 1991 and was directed by Christian Duguay:

“A story of control … over minds and soceity. Apower hungry police official dreams of creating a crime free society through mind control, in this sequel to David Cronenberg’s hit sci-fi thriller that features superb special effects. Veterinary student David Kellum (David Hewlett) has no idea he’s a scanner – one who can read minds and control the actions of others. When he suddenly discovers his unique abilities whild foiling a holdup,
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