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Seven Director’s Cuts to Watch After ‘Apocalypse Now’

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Seven Director’s Cuts to Watch After ‘Apocalypse Now’
Director’s cuts are having a bit of a moment. This week sees the release of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut,” a work 40 years in the making. Ari Aster is also debuting a nearly three-hour extended version of “Midsommar,” and Quentin Tarantino is hard at work recutting his westerns. After releasing “The Hateful Eight” as a four episode Netflix series, he has announced that he’s working on a director’s cut of “Django Unchained” as well.

In an era where it’s easier than ever to distribute content to fans, artists are taking full advantage of the opportunity to show off their original visions. If these new releases piqued your interest, here are seven more essential director’s cuts to check out.

More from IndieWire'Midsommar' Director's Cut: At 171 Minutes, It's Richer, Darker, and More RewardingRutger Hauer Rewrote His Iconic 'Blade Runner' Monologue, Added
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Francis Ford Coppola Explains Why ‘Apocalypse Now’ Has Been Re-Released So Many Times & Why ‘Final Cut’ Is Better Than ‘Redux’

Francis Ford Coppola isn’t above tinkering with his greatest works. Much like filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Coppola will go back to the editing bay if it means turning in a version of a film that he feels is better than the original. And that is perfectly illustrated with his 1979 film, “Apocalypse Now,” which is about to receive its third official release with a brand-new cut of the film.

Continue reading Francis Ford Coppola Explains Why ‘Apocalypse Now’ Has Been Re-Released So Many Times & Why ‘Final Cut’ Is Better Than ‘Redux’ at The Playlist.
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"Blade Runner 2019" - Moments Lost In Time

Titan Comics "Blade Runner 2019" #2, now available, is based on the "Blade Runner" features, written by Michael Green ("Blade Runner 2049") with Mike Johnson and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo, with covers by Christian Ward, Syd Mead, Andrea Guinaldo and Artgerm:

"...'Blade Runners' are bounty hunters tasked with systematically hunting down and 'retiring' android 'replicants'. As a tool for identifying replicants, Blade Runners have a mental test consisting of a series of emotion-evoking questions to help distinguish a replicant from a human. 

"Now veteran 'Blade Runner Ash' hunts down the kidnapped child of a billionaire, kidnapped by a rogue group of 'replicants'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Blade Runner"...

"Blade Runner 2019" Comic Books
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Collection of Cool Movie Inspired Art From Hero Complex Gallery's Blacklight 3 Art Show

I’ve been buying movie pop culture art from Hero Complex Gallery for years. I love the work their artists pump out! Well, they recently reopened at a new location in Los Angeles and they celebrated with the Blackout 3 art show.

As you’ll see, the the show is filled with a collection of wonderfully vibrant poster art that comes to life when put under a blacklight. The collection of art here pays tribute to films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, John Wick, Blade Runner, It, Beetlejuice, Mandy, District 9, Skyfall, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Eyes Wide Shut, Psycho, and The Shape of Water. You can check out those pieces below.

The art comes from the following artists: Craig Drake, Neil Davies, Rhys Cooper, Yvan Quinet, Luke Preece, Dan Mumford, Barrett Chapman, Melvin Mago, Adam Cockerton, Danny Haas, Mainger, Aurelio Lorenzo, and more.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these,
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Graham Nash on Woodstock: ‘It Was Both Primeval and Futuristic’

Graham Nash on Woodstock: ‘It Was Both Primeval and Futuristic’
We were in New York City with Joni Mitchell, and Elliot Roberts [who managed both Csny and Mitchell] decided that Joni shouldn’t go to Woodstock because she was also scheduled to do The Dick Cavett Show on TV. It’s one of the great credits to her as an artist that she was able to write the song “Woodstock” without having been there. Of course, when you’ve got all these people babbling at you about what happened, I guess it’s pretty infectious.

And it was overwhelming! It was like Blade Runner, like looking down on L.
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10 Must-See Rutger Hauer Movies

When Rutger Hauer died at the age of 75, cinema lost one of its iconic genre actors. He set the world on fire with his electric speech in the science-fiction classic Blade Runner, kicking off on a successful career lasting four decades.

Related: 5 Reasons Blade Runner 2049 Is Better Than The Original (& 5 Why It Will Never Be)

Through the years, Hauer appeared in a mishmash of genre movies that most people have never heard of. Along the way, Hauer also appeared in several must-see films. These are notable for his performances, as well as the fact that they were some of Hollywood's most successful genre films. Here are 10 must-watch Rutger Hauer movies to celebrate the actor's legendary career.
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Rutger Hauer

Chicago – Cult character actor Rutger Hauer passed away late last month, but the mark he made with his array of performances carried through two generation of admirers, even receiving the honor of Best Dutch Actor of the (20th) Century in 1999. He died on July 19th, 2019, in his native Netherlands. He was 75.

He was born in Breukelen, the Netherlands, to actor parents. After a couple stints in the military, he graduated from the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam in 1967, and made his TV debut two years later when director Paul Verhoeven cast him in the Dutch medieval action drama “Floris.” His film debut came in 1973 with “Turkish Delight,” and he performed mostly in Dutch films during the 1970s, including work with Verhoeven again on “Solider of Orange” (1977) and “Spetters” (1980).

Although Hauer made one international English language film previously, his American debut came in 1981 with “Nighthawks.” His was unforgettable one
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Movie Review – Nekrotronic (2019)

Nekrotronic, 2019.

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner.

Starring Monica Bellucci, David Wenham, Ben O’Toole, Caroline Ford, Tess Haubrich, Bob Savea, and Benedict Hardie.

Synopsis:

A man who discovers that he is part of a secret sect of magical beings who hunt down and destroy demons in the internet.

Given Kiah Roache-Turner’s statement debut Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead, Nekrotronic’s disappointing vapidness comes unexpected. A Pokémon Go riff turned demonic roasting of internet obsessions? Heavy Ghostbusters vibes? Monica Bellucci in synthetic Satan mode? Everything about Roache-Turner’s The Matrix meets Doom midnighter tickles my exploitation fancy, but alas, drollness wins outright. An impossible fate to ponder given the film’s eye-catching trailer, yet here we are. About to argue how Belluci is somehow miscast despite my ravenous desire to see her engage in devilishly wicked roles.

Ben O’Toole plays sanitation worker Howie, unknowingly the last in a prolific bloodline of Necromancers.
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Guillermo Del Toro Says Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’ Is A “Brilliant” Film That He Loves On A “Molecular Level”

If you were to make a list of the top 5 Ridley Scott films, it’s unlikely that the 2013 movie “The Counselor” would make the cut. The film, which stars Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt, isn’t the most well-regarded project in the filmography of the man who gave cinephiles “Alien” and “Blade Runner.” But whereas those films tend to have legions of fans, “The Counselor” might not have the same number of supporters, but it does include Guillermo del Toro among its fanclub members.

Continue reading Guillermo Del Toro Says Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’ Is A “Brilliant” Film That He Loves On A “Molecular Level” at The Playlist.
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Feminism, Gender Awareness, Pedestrian Rage, Robin Williams: 37 Years Ago, ‘Garp’ Had It All

  • Deadline
Having brain-screamed at yet another driver blowing through a stop sign at 30 miles per hour in my quiet, child-filled residential neighborhood, I got to wondering: Whatever happened to Garp?

Released 37 years ago, in the summer of 1982, George Roy Hill’s film version of John Irving’s novel The World According to Garp seemed to define the absurd universe for many of us now of a certain age. And then suddenly, it was gone.

We still quote The Godfather. We apologize for Pretty Woman. We endlessly remake Star Wars.

But somehow Garp, with all of its crazy lessons about “lunacy and sorrow,” didn’t quite stick. When Robin Williams, who starred as T. S. Garp, died five years ago, the movie earned one-third a sentence in his New York Times obituary. It shared that smidgen of literary space with Popeye and Mork & Mindy, though Garp, which gave Williams his second major film role,
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Ana de Armas Is A 'Joi'

Sneak Peek images of actress Ana de Armas, aka the sentient lover 'Joi' in "Blade Runner 2049", posing for "GQ" (Mexico) magazine:

In 2015, Cuban-born de Armas starred in the thriller "Knock Knock"...

...followed by the features "Exposed" (2016)...

..."Hands of Stone" (2016)...

...and "War Dogs" (2016).

In 2017, she appeared in the French action thriller "Overdrive"...

...followed by her breakout role in the "Blade Runner" sequel, "Blade Runner: 2049".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Ana de Armas...
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Ben Affleck To Star In Fatal Attraction Director’s New Erotic Thriller

David Fincher’s Gone Girl introduced the world to a different side of Ben Affleck. Placed in an eerie domestic environment, the Argo actor and director flourished as a man stuck in a web both he and the audience couldn’t quite understand.

Fortunately, it’s looking like we won’t have to wait much longer to witness a similarly creepy and creeped-out performance from Affleck. In what’s shaping up to be the first film he’s directed since 2002’s Unfaithful, Adrian Lyne’s latest project, Deep Water, is set to start production this November with Batfleck and Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas in talks to lead. As reported by Deadline, should all the pieces fall into place, the New Regency picture will go through its deal with Fox/Disney.

Adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel by Stranger than Fiction‘s Zack Helm and Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson,
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Cinespia Sets September Movies Including ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Cinespia announced the list of titles screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in September.

First up is the Sunday, Sept. 1 screening of the 1989 rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Then director Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-noir mashup “Blade Runner” will come to the cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 7. The 1950 rising starlet versus established diva drama “All About Eve” will play on Sep. 14. Closing out the season is the 2001 Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman led musical “Moulin Rouge!” with a post viewing fireworks show.

This year’s season, sponsored by Amazon Studios, is the 18th anniversary of the iconic Los Angeles outdoor cinematic experience. Fans often dress up as characters and shout out famous lines as they come on screen.

The 1991 surfer/heist flick “Point Break” will kick off the month of August on Saturday. The late John Singleton’s 1991 “Boyz N The Hood” will screen on Saturday,
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Rutger Hauer's 10 Most Memorable Roles, Ranked

With his tall, striking features, piercing blue eyes, and ability to play both heroes and villains, Dutch actor Rutger Hauer made an intense impression on cinema for five decades. Though he was the son of two actors, his own acting in Dutch and Italian cinema in the early '70s was punctuated by stints as a merchant seaman in the Dutch Navy. The call to acting seemed to be stronger than the call to the sea, and he finally broke out to American audiences opposite Sylvester Stallone in the action thriller Nighthawks.

Hauer was a staple of genre films throughout the '80s and '90s, with valiant performances as a cursed knight in Ladyhawke and an outlaw swordsman in Flesh and Blood. But it was his role as Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's science-fiction masterpiece Blade Runner that he may be most remembered for. As a replicant whose
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Can We Please Acknowledge Rutger Hauer in Nighthawks?

Moviegoers lost another legend just recently as Rutger Hauer, one of the most talented and yet sometimes underrated actors passed way at the age 75. At the moment everyone seems intent on remembering him for the many different movies he participated in and, in some cases, dominated almost completely since his strength of character and personality was enough to carry many a story line in epic fashion. At the moment his time as a replicant on Blade Runner is perhaps one of his most noted roles, as Chris Morris of Variety and many others have made this clear in their

Can We Please Acknowledge Rutger Hauer in Nighthawks?
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‘Armstrong’ Blu-ray Review

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Features: Harrison Ford (Narrator), Neil Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Dave Scott, Gerry Griffin, Christopher Kraft | Directed by David Fairhead

In conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of humanity’s achievement of the moon landing in 1969, the world of late is currently inundated with cinema revolving around anything Apollo 11. Audiences were treated to a stunning portrait of Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s academy award-winning First Man in the latter half of 2018. This year audiences were once again treated to perhaps the most complete experience of the defining moment itself with Todd Douglas Miller’s masterful documentary Apollo 11. Two pieces of art that compliment both the extraordinary complex mission of landing man on the moon but also the blood, sweat and tears that pushed the three astronauts and the team to succeed.

To cap off an unofficial trilogy of sorts is David Fairhead’s Armstrong. A biopic of
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Blade Runner's Daryl Hannah and Ridley Scott Remember Colleague Rutger Hauer: 'He Was Electric'

Blade Runner's Daryl Hannah and Ridley Scott Remember Colleague Rutger Hauer: 'He Was Electric'
Daryl Hannah and director Ridley Scott are honoring their Blade Runner colleague Rutger Hauer after the actor died on Friday at the age of 75.

Hannah, 58, who starred in the Scott-directed 1982 cult classic alongside Hauer, remembered the Dutch actor in a statement obtained by Fox News, saying, “I have a profound love and respect for Rutger Hauer.”

“I am heartbroken to learn he has left us,” Hannah continued. “He was unpredictable, extremely human, inspired, electric and mesmerizing.”

The actress added, “It was thrilling to work with him as an actor and I admired his deep commitment as an activist, with his
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Rutger Hauer obituary

Dutch actor who found fame in the 1982 sci-fi film classic Blade Runner

The source of much of the plangent poetry in Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi drama Blade Runner was the electrifying and ruminative performance by the Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who has died aged 75 after a short illness. Hauer played Roy Batty, a replicant in a futuristic society who revolts against his foreshortened existence by going rogue and demanding a longer lifespan; when he discovers that this request is impossible to grant, he crushes his creator’s head in his hands.

Despite such extreme moments, Roy ended the film not as a villain but as a sympathetic creature tormented by his own mortality. Rather than killing his pursuer, played by Harrison Ford, Roy saves his life and then makes him an audience for a brief reminiscence – “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe” – before surrendering stoically to his
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Rutger Hauer obituary

Dutch actor who found fame in the 1982 sci-fi film classic Blade Runner

The source of much of the plangent poetry in Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi drama Blade Runner was the electrifying and ruminative performance by the Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who has died aged 75 after a short illness. Hauer played Roy Batty, a replicant in a futuristic society who revolts against his foreshortened existence by going rogue and demanding a longer lifespan; when he discovers that this request is impossible to grant, he crushes his creator’s head in his hands.

Despite such extreme moments, Roy ended the film not as a villain but as a sympathetic creature tormented by his own mortality. Rather than killing his pursuer, played by Harrison Ford, Roy saves his life and then makes him an audience for a brief reminiscence – “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe” – before surrendering stoically to his
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Remembering Rutger Hauer (1944-2019)

by Nathaniel R

"All those moments will be lost like tears in the rain."

Thus went the immortal words of Roy Batty, in Blade Runner (1982) as he breathed his last, betrayed by the cruel brevity of life. Rutger Hauer improvised one of cinema's all-time greatest death scenes when he was just 38. The actor, who turned 75 this past January, has now passed on, dying at his home in The Netherlands after a short illness.

Rutger Hauer first came to worldwide fame in 1973 as the star of Paul Verhoeven's Oscar-nominated sexually provocative Turkish Delight (the most successful Dutch film of all time). More buzzy international hits from his home country followed. Hollywood soon came calling as they usually do when someone who can speak English fluently has multiple imported hits...
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