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Round-Up: Haven Season 5 Volume 1 Blu-ray / DVD, Terrordactyl Images, Redeemer Release Details

Changing the fate of others can sometimes prove to be a disastrous decision. Haven Season 5 Volume 1 will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD in September. Also: a gallery of images from Terrordactyl and release details for Redeemer from one of the directors from The ABCs of Death, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza.

Haven Season 5: Press Release: "The Troubles are returning to Haven like never before in Haven: Season Five, Volume One, arriving on extras-loaded Blu-ray and DVD on September 8 from Entertainment One.

Based on the novella "The Colorado Kid" from Stephen King, the hit Syfy series follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who became a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and quickly found herself involved in the return of "the Troubles," a series of supernatural afflictions that have plagued the seaside village for generations. Partnered with local residents Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour
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Cannes: Chile’s Filmmakers on the Verge

Cannes: Chile’s Filmmakers on the Verge
Sebastian Brahm

Writer-Director-Actor

Brahm attracted attention but never quite broke out with debut “Roman’s Circuit.” Returning with what he calls “a woman’s film about thirtysomethings,” Brahm’s “Sex Life of Plants” centers on a woman in love with her sharp-witted husband, before an accident renders him a dullard. A discreetly ironic portrait of human behavior, “Sex Life” looks set for major fest play.

Ernesto Diaz

Writer-Director

Díaz made his name with well-received action movies, including pioneering South American martial arts pic “Kiltro.” In 2012, Díaz made “Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman,” an homage to exploitation pix adapted for Latin culture. After “Santiago Violenta,” a gangster comedy, he’s now shooting buddy comedy “Fuerzas Especiales 2: Se Buscan,” a follow-up to Sobras Intl.’s 2014 hit.

Roberto Doveris

Writer-Director-Producer

An established film writer and producer at Chile’s Niño Niña Films, Doveris is trying his hand as a director.
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‘Redeemer': Marko Zaror Strikes In Trailer For Chilean Actioner – Afm

‘Redeemer': Marko Zaror Strikes In Trailer For Chilean Actioner – Afm
Exclusive: Here’s a first look at Redeemer, the Chilean action pic starring martial artist Marko Zaror that could help seal the imposing 6’3″ martial artist as the next international action star to watch. The Undisputed III and Machete Kills thesp stars as a brooding former cartel hitman who makes a promise to God to hunt down his former bosses and does so, in a hail of bullets and kicks to the head.

Exec producers and sales co. Xyz Films brought the pic to Afm where Mpi’s Dark Sky Films took North American rights in a deal announced yesterday. The action-heavy teaser trailer should help spark international sales for the Spanish language actioner, which showcases a sampling of Zaror’s impressive physicality (the film includes some scenes in English, courtesy of Looper‘s Noah Segan as an entitled American wannabe drug lord).

Redeemer marks Zaror’s fourth film with director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza,
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Marko Zaror's Action Thriller ‘Redeemer’ Lands U.S. Distribution

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Marko Zaror's Action Thriller ‘Redeemer’ Lands U.S. Distribution
Mpi Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights to the action-thriller “Redeemer,” which reunites director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza with Chilean action star Marko Zaror, who previously worked together on “Kiltro,” “Mirageman” and “Undisputed III: Redemption.” “Redeemer” stars Zaror as Pardo, an ex-hitman who's made a deal with God to hunt down the men he used to work for. As a vigilante, he stops criminals in their tracks and gives them only one chance to ask for forgiveness. Bad guys being bad guys, they rarely listen, so Pardo disposes of them in gruesome ways. When he crosses paths with
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Afm: Marko Zaror’s ‘Redeemer’ Bought for North America by Mpi

Afm: Marko Zaror’s ‘Redeemer’ Bought for North America by Mpi
Mpi Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights to “Redeemer,” re-teaming director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza with Chilean action star Marko Zaror.

Xyz Films is handling international sales at the American Film Market.

Zaror has starred in Espinoza’s “Kiltro” and “Mirageman” as well as 2010’s “Undisputed III: Redemption.”

Zaror stars as an ex-hitman who’s made a deal with God to hunt down the men he used to work for.

“The Redeemer” will receive a theatrical release under Mpi’s Dark Sky Films in summer 2015.
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Marko Zaror's Redeemer Wraps, Check The First Stills!

Here's some happy news for international fight fans: Production has wrapped on Redeemer - the fourth collaboration between star Marko Zaror and writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza following Kiltro, Mirageman and Mandrill - and with the film now in post production the first selection of stills have arrived with The Hollywood Reporter getting the first look.Former hitman Nicky Pardo (Zaror) has made a deal with God. Pardo will begin every day by holding a gun to his own head and pulling the trigger. And every day he does not die he will take it as a sign that he is meant to continue hunting down the men he used to work for. Also known for his roles in Machete Kills and Undisputed 3, check out the...

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LatinoBuzz: That’s Fantastico! – Submit your genre projects to the 2014 Fantastic Market

El Mercado Fantastico is back. The international co-production market for genre films is putting out a wide alert to find projects made by Latino filmmakers currently in development, pre-production or post. Finalists will go to Austin during this year’s Fantastic Fest (September 18-25) and be hooked up with potential production partners, sales agents, and distributors. The market is co-produced with Canana and El Rey so you know the platform will attract heavyweight investors and partners.

Seize this unique opportunity to fast track your film, and who knows, your film could be distinguished in a future Fantastic Fest program with as many uncouth visual reference icons that fit your crazy film’s themes i.e. Fishhook Violence, Puppet Sex, Pedophilia, Decapitation, Lactation…. You have until May 31′st to submit

Along with accepting classic genre staples like horror, action and fantasy, projects can run the genre gamut and include animation, westerns, dark comedies, sci-fi, basically anything other than your run of the mill drama. In its second year, the market will select 12-14 projects and new this year, will select four films in post to screen as works in progress.

Since 2005, Fantastic Fest has nailed its epic niche of being the ultimate festival for a ravenous movie geek audience who embraces the rigorously curated fantastic program. And the international film marketplace has taken note, snapping up rights to several film titles that have screened in the Fantastic Fest program. El Mercado Fantastico feels like a natural step for them to incubate their specialty and sustain their grip on all films fantastic.

Director of Programming Rodney Perkins, along with Festival Director Kristin Bell are and heavily scouting for submissions. They received around 100 submissions last year and Rodney told me that overall, the quality was very high. Out of the 16 participating projects, a majority were by directors and producers who have had previous films in the festival. Rodney says they are looking to mix it up with bringing new talent to the surface, but also choosing projects by filmmakers with proven track records in making good movies and the quality of their new projects.

Rodney commented, “Some of the most interesting genre directors in the world are based out of countries like Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Brazil and Uruguay. Fantastic Fest has featured numerous films from these and other countries. A lot of these talented people don’t get recognized globally, particularly in the U.S. We want to do what we can to help them make films and expose their work to a broader international audience.”

Like Rodney says, since its inception, Fantastic Fest has supported and premiered films from Spanish filmmakers like Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes, Open Windows), Eugenio Mira (Agnosia, Grand Piano), Chileans like Ernesto Diaz Espinosa (Kiltro, Mandrill), Nicolas Lopez (Santos, Aftershock) and Mexicans Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes The Devil), and Jorge Michel Grau (Somos Lo Que Hay), among other filmmakers from all over South America and the Caribbean.

A number of projects that were in pre-production when they participated in the inaugural market last September are already coming to fruition. Notably Isaac Ezban’s feature debut El Incidente, produced by Andrea Quiroz (Here Comes the Devil), is completed and will screen at Ventana Sur’s Blood Window showcase at Cannes Marche du Film. Edgar Nito’s project Tatewari is steadily advancing and recently announced a new associate producer. The team from Uruguayan project Small Town found the producing partners for their film, Dios Local from the market last year. Dios Local is almost complete and is represented for international sales by the French company Elle Driver.

So what are you waiting for? I know there has got to be more than 100 Latino made genre projects out there. They aren’t just looking for international Latinos but U.S. native Latinos to represent. At least one of the filmmakers/producers should be some kind of Latino. Get your application together to submit asap. I was on the documentary jury last year which awarded Best Documentary to Jodorowsky’s Dune and Best Director to Shaul Shwarz for (Now on Netflix and iTunes) so I know firsthand this festival is a vital film festival. Plus, there’s really nowhere else you’ll find such sanctioned festival shenanigans like Helicopter Hog Hunting, Filmmaker Shotgun outings, the Schlitz chuggin Award Ceremony rite, Nerd rap, Karaoke and Debates that are settled with a good ol boxing fight.
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Global Showbiz Briefs: Xyz Boards ‘Redeemer’; ‘Testament Of Youth’ Gets Underway; ‘Black Box’ Sells; More

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Xyz Films has joined Spanish-language actioner Redeemer as executive producer and sales agent. The movie, Redentor in Spanish, stars Chile’s Marko Zaror (Expendables 2, Machete Kills). He’s teaming for the fourth time with writer director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. This time around, the story follows a former hitman who has made a deal with God: Every day he will hold a gun to his own head and pull the trigger; each time he does not die, he will take it as a sign that he is meant to continue hunting down the men he used to work for. Principal photography starts on March 24 in Chile. Zaror is a highly trained martial artist across multiple disciplines who performs all of his own fight and stunt work without any wires or CGI tricks. Espinoza recently was editor on Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno and his credits as director also include Kiltro,
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Marko Zaror Returns As The Redeemer

Our love for Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror is no secret around here. We've been raging fans since we first came across him in Kiltro - his first of three collaborations to date with writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza - and have been excited to watch his career grow from winning awards at Fantastic Fest and Action Fest with his Chilean work through to his first forays into starring in Us films with Undisputed III and Machete Kills. Heck, it was all the way back in 2008 that Twitch named Zaror one of the world's greatest unsung screen fighting talents and our opinion hasn't changed on that front one iota.Well, if you - like us - have been waiting for Zaror to step back into the...

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Xyz Films boards Redeemer

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Xyz Films boards Redeemer
Xyz Films will serve as executive producer and handle international sales on the Chilean martial arts film to star local star Marko Zaror.

Principal photography on Redeemer (Redentor) is scheduled to commence on March 24 on the Spanish-language project in Chile.

Ernesto Diaz Espinoza wrote and will direct the story of an ex-hitman with a death wish who hunts down his former employers. Servicios Cinematograficos Redeemer Y Compania Limitada is the principal production company.

Espinoza, Zaror and Diego Moral Heimpell are producing Redeemer, which marks the fourth time Espinoza and Zaror have worked together since 2006. 

Zaror recently appeared in Expendables 2, Undisputed 3 and Machete Kills. His credits include Chilean release Kiltro.

Xyz Films also represents Us rights.
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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – November 4th 2013

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Well it finally happened; Now TV added a superb catch up/live option for their TV channels including Sky Atlantic, Living, Fox and even UK Gold! So now for just £4.99 a month you can get shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Hannibal and Eastbound and Down as they happen or whenever you want.

Considering that the movies package is now just £8.99 a month and the TV is £4.99 on top of this, it becomes clear that this is probably going to place them as the major contender now and Lovefilm/Amazon and Netflix need to start cranking out those exclusive series’ with major names pretty fast.

The term “All sewn up” comes to mind.

The Guilt Trip (2012)

This light comedy with Seth Rogen as a put upon entrepreneur and Barbara Streisand as his overbearing mother is worlds away from other comedy Rogen has been in before. It’s more
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Even more Machine Gun Woman

She’s out today! Ernesto Diaz Espinoza’s (‘Mandrill,’ ‘Kiltro,’ and ‘The ABCs of Death’) Chilean bloodbath, action film Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun hits UK theatres today and just to hammer the fact home they’ve dropped us another trailer for the movie. Cant get to a Cinema to see it? Fear not, it heads for DVD and Blu on October 14. Synopsis: Ruthless Chilean kingpin Che Longana uses everything in his power to stop the woman who wants to kill him - a sexy and bloodthirsty mercenary known as "the machine gun woman". The staggering sum of cash he offers for her head sets in motion an army of hit men. Caught up in the action are naive DJ and avid gamer Santiago Fernandez who overhears a secret meeting with Longana and his henchmen. At this point Santiago s life turns into a violent video game complete with missions,
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‘Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman’ Review

Stars: Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Eric Kleinsteuber, Jorge Alis, Víctor González, Sofía García | Written and Directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza

Written and Directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Mandrill, Kiltro, The ABC’s of Death), Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman proudly claimed to be a ‘LatinXploitation’ flick and as such was a Chilean take on the grindhouse revival movement. Starring Matías Oviedo as a hapless young DJ who rubs his gangster boss the wrong way and becomes forced to track down the mysterious, deadly and sexy assassin known only as Machine Gun Woman (Fernanda Urrejola), which is a little more than he is likely to be capable of.

Ruthless Argentine kingpin Che Longana uses everything in his power to stop the woman who wants to kill him – a sexy and bloodthirsty mercenary known as “the machine gun woman” (Fernanda Urrejola). The staggering sum of cash he offers
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The Machine Gun Woman to hit UK cinemas

If a liberal does of grind house style violence, dished out by a leather clad machine gun wielding female assassin is your cup o tea, then news that Ernesto Diaz Espinoza’s (‘Mandrill,’ ‘Kiltro,’ and ‘The ABCs of Death’) Chilean action bloodbath of an action film Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman is set for a UK theatrical release, might just be of interest. Sept 20 is the in theatre date to note, then hits DVD and Blu on October 7. Synopsis: Ruthless Chilean kingpin Che Longana uses everything in his power to stop the woman who wants to kill him - a sexy and bloodthirsty mercenary known as "the machine gun woman". The staggering sum of cash he offers for her head sets in motion an army of hit men. Caught up in the action are naive DJ and avid gamer Santiago Fernandez who overhears a secret meeting with Longana and his henchmen.
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The ABCs of Death: 26 ways to meet your maker

Can you predict all the garish demises on show in this collection of short films about kicking the bucket? Clue: old age isn't one

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There is a small chance that you'll go and see The ABCs of Death next year to marvel at the scale of its production. The film is made up of 26 shorts by 26 directors from 15 countries, each showcasing their own unique take on horror. Ben Wheatley provided one of them. So did Ti West, Kiltro's Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, and Hobo With a Shotgun's Jason Eisener. It's bound to be a dazzling, kaleidoscopic work whichever way you look at it.

But you probably won't go and see The ABCs of Death to be blown away by its logistics. No, if you're going to see The ABCs of Death at all, it's probably because you're wondering about how everyone will die in it.
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Fantastic Fest Photos: Meeting the Heads of 'Machine Gun Woman'

Chilean director/writer Ernesto Diaz Espinoza has returned to Austin once again for Fantastic Fest to premiere his latest Latin-sploitation action film, Bring Me the Head of Machine Gun Woman. Accompanying Diaz Espinoza was the Machine Gun Woman herself, Chilean television star Fernanda Urrejola, as seen above on the red carpet. Diaz-Espinoza first visited Austin in 2007 for Fantastic Fest where he premiered Mirageman, along with a screening of his earlier project, the first Chilean martial-arts film Kiltro starring Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror.

With Bring Me the Head of Machine Gun Woman, Espinoza has crafted another humorously entertaining exploitation film that centers around a beautiful and mysterious hit woman clad in machine guns, stiletto boots and not much else. The Machine Gun Woman is tracked by other killers-for-hire including Santiago, a videogame-playing deejay who must deliver her to a crime boss or face his own death.

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‘Machete Kills’ Adds One More Badass To the Mix

The cast for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills has been swelling to epic proportions with everyone from Mel Gibson to Lady Gaga taking a shot at the baddest Mexican on the planet, but its adding one Chilean martial arts star to its roster. Mandrill star and Fantastic Fest favorite Marko Zaror has been announced as playing Zaror in the Machete follow-up. The character will serve as a henchman to Gibson’s role as main baddie and will likely come with the benefit of punching and kicking Danny Trejo. A lot. Says Rodriguez about the casting choice: “I’ve been a big fan of Marko’s for years, and I even created this role specifically for him. He is an incredible martial artist with physics defying speed and agility, and he has a great movie star presence. I’m sure we’ll be working together again soon.” Zaror was equally excited about joining the Machete Kills team, saying
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Marko Zaror Gets his Own Machete Kills Poster

Looks like Robert Rodriguez has added “Kiltro” star Marko Zaror to the cast of his “Machete Kills”. Check out the press release below and Zaror’s very own character poster from the movie. And oh, that’s him above with “Machete” franchise star Danny Trejo. I don’t know who the girl on Trejo’s chest is, though. Marko Zaror, an international martial arts action star, just finished filming Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s cult favorite Machete. Zaror joins an all-star ensemble cast that includes Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, and Jessica Alba. Zaror, dubbed “the Bruce Lee of Latin America,” is cast as Zaror (which happens to be his real last name), henchman to Mel Gibson’s villainous character. Rodriguez was quick to comment, “I’ve been a big fan of Marko’s for years, and I even created this role specifically for him.
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Marko Zaror Wraps on “Machete Kills”

Marko Zaror Wraps on “Machete Kills”
Here at FM, we love it when Danny Trejo kills things on film, but as much as that, we love good action with human bodies in harrowing situations—and Robert Rodriguez aims to please with his next movie, Machete Kills. According to the Press Release, the film will feature Marko Zaror, international martial arts action star.

From the Press Release:

Marko Zaror, an international martial arts action star, just finished filming Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s cult favorite Machete. Zaror joins an all-star ensemble cast that includes Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, and Jessica Alba. Zaror, dubbed “the Bruce Lee of Latin America,” is cast as Zaror (which happens to be his real last name), henchman to Mel Gibson’s villainous character.

Rodriguez was quick to comment, “I’ve been a big fan of Marko’s for years, and I even created this role specifically for him.
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Marko Zaror Fights His Way Through Machete Kills

If there's one thing you can expect from Machete Kills (other than hot chicks and Danny Trejo taking off his shirt every chance he gets), it's that the flick will be brimming with fighting, shooting, and action sequences. To make sure of this, we have some two-fisted casting news for you!

From the Press Release

Marko Zaror, an international martial arts action star, just finished filming Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez's cult favorite Machete. Zaror joins an all-star ensemble cast that includes Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, and Jessica Alba. Zaror, dubbed "the Bruce Lee of Latin America," is cast as Zaror (which happens to be his real last name), henchman to Mel Gibson's villainous character.

Rodriguez was quick to comment, "I've been a big fan of Marko's for years, and I even created this role specifically for him. He is an incredible
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