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The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

Minimalist 'Z' monster movies really took off in the 1950s, earning good money on tiny outlays of time, money, and sometimes talent. Dan Milner's directing is competent, to be kind, but the 'nothing happens' script is a sure-fire soporific -- Roger Corman surely didn't worry about the competition. The good news is Richard Harland Smith's commentary, which delivers more illuminating info on this show than we thought existed. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1956 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 80 min. / Street Date January 5, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton, Phillip Pine, Rodney Bell, Vivi Janiss, Michael Garth, Pierce Lyden . Cinematography Brydon Baker Film Editor Dan Milner Original Music Ronald Stein Written by Lou Rusoff, Dorys Lukather Produced by Jack Milner Directed by Dan Milner

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In his trailer commentary for The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, Joe Dante remarks that
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June 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Sleepaway Camp II & III Collector’s Editions, Society, Spider Baby

Get ready, campers! It’s a big week for all you Angela Baker fans out there as this Tuesday the good folks at Scream Factory are releasing Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVDs for the first two Sleepaway Camp sequels: Unhappy Campers and Teenage Wasteland.

June 9th will also be the day that two great cult classics—Society and Spider Baby—are being celebrated with their very own Special Edition releases from Arrow Video. The folks at Turner Classic Movies are giving The Hunchback of Notre Dame a high-def upgrade as well. And as if all that wasn’t enough, TV lovers have The Strain Season 1 Collector's Edition Blu-ray Box Set (available exclusively on Amazon ahead of a July 14th wide home media release) and Teen Wolf Season 4 to look forward to, and we also have a ton of indie horror titles coming to DVD and Blu-ray, including Debug,
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Summer 1994

Columns Special Section Introduction by Scott McKim Game Boys Marc Schiller interviews Activision’s Ron Gershenfeld and Prize Fighter director Ron Stein Back To The Future The art of interactive screenwriting by Caitlin Buchman Bulletin Board Sound bytes compiled by Jonathan Sarno and Marc Schiller, The Resident’s Freak Show CD-rom by Stephen Gallagher, Ifp Interactive by Janice Richolson, Kaleidospace and An Interactive Glossary by Marc Schiller In My Humble Opinion Mikki Halpin takes a detour to utopia Summer 1994 Table Of Contents Features Pulp Fantastic Geoffrey O’Brien on Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction Producing Pulp Scott Macaulay talks with Pulp Fiction‘s Lawrence …
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Duplass Bros. Movie 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' Goes to Fox Searchlight, Red Flag Releasing

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Duplass Bros. Movie 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' Goes to Fox Searchlight, Red Flag Releasing
Jay and Mark Duplass' "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" has been acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Red Flag Releasing, and will open theatrically in June. The movie's world premiere is scheduled for March 11 at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Red Flag, which will handle theatrical distribution, is a fledgling independent film distribution company founded by Paul Federbush and Laura Kim and New York-based producer Ron Stein. Also read: Rachel Weisz & Emily Blunt to Play Sisters Who Fight Over ... Mark Duplass? Fox Searchlight will handle ancillary markets. "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" is about two grown brothers who revive
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Interview: Ben Bray On How Boxing Led To The Grey

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Interview: Ben Bray On How Boxing Led To The Grey
Ben Bray came to acting through his career as a boxer. He got his start 23 years ago when he was asked to audition for a part. “It was all an accident,” he said when talking about how he got started in the business. “I was very lucky,” he said. “I was very fortunate.” This acting role led him to be trained by the big stunt coordinators like Ron Stein and others. “They took me under their wing,” he said. “23 years later, I went from stunt man to coordinator to now–I’m a second-unit director.” In “The Grey,” Bray plays Hernandez, a character that has an interesting dichotomy. “I think...
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“Mormon” Doc Gets a Red Flag Release

Newbie distrib Red Flag Releasing has picked up North American rights to “8: The Mormon Proposition.” Pic bowed at Sundance last month in the fest’s Spotlight program. The docu, written and co-directed by former Mormon missionary Reed Cowan, takes on the Mormon church and its involvement in the passage of California’s Prop. 8, highlighting actions taken against gays and lesbians in their fight for marriage equality. Red Flag was launched recently by former Warner Independent Pictures execs Paul Federbush and Laura Kim, and investor Ron Stein. The indie distrib plans to acquire films at festivals as well as to find films seeking finishing funds.

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Sirius Xm Lists Top 101 “Halloween Horror Score Chop Down”

Quick, what’s the scariest horror film score out there? I’m sure a couple of no-brainers came to mind, and a few of you probably thought of something wholly original. Thanks to the Cinemagic channel on Sirius Xm, we have an official list to choose from. There are a few shocking inclusions, and a couple of omissions, one that I, myself, deem glaring.

See for yourself:

Halloween John Carpenter 1

Psycho Bernard Herrmann 2

The Shining Wendy Carlos/Assorted 3

Jaws John Williams 4

Alien Jerry Goldsmith 5

Omen, The Jerry Goldsmith 6

Bride of Frankenstein Franz Waxman 7

Thing, The Ennio Morricone 8

Exorcist, The Pendereki 9

Fog, The John Carpenter 10

Rosemary’s Baby Christopher Komeda 11

Hellraiser Christopher Young 12

Friday the 13th Harry Manfredini 13

A Nightmare on Elm Street Charles Bernstein 14

Suspira Goblin 15

Poltergeist Jerry Goldsmith 16

Changeling, The Rick Williams 17

Dawn of the Dead Assorted 18

Haunted Palace, The Ronald Stein 19

Amityville Horror, The Lalo Schifrin 20

Creepshow John
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