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Round-Up: Exclusive Poster for The Inhabitants, The Hatching, The X-Files & Ghostbusters Figures, All Hallows’ Eve 2, Monstrous Comic

In this round-up, we have an exclusive poster for the Rasmussen brothers' The Inhabitants, DVD release details on The Hatching, a look at Diamond Select Toys' The X-Files and Ghostbusters figures, an All Hallows' Eve 2 trailer, and Kickstarter campaign details for the comic book series Monstrous.

The Inhabitants Exclusive Poster: Hitting Blu-ray and DVD today from FilmRise, The Inhabitants was written and directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen (John Carpenter's The Ward). To celebrate the film's home media release, we've been provided with an exclusive poster from The Inhabitants just for Daily Dead readers (shown below).

Press Release: "New York – FilmRise has acquired North American home media rights to The Inhabitants, the new supernatural thriller from the writers of John Carpenter's The Ward. The Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor will release the film January 5th, 2016, on DVD and Blu-ray. The discs will include an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette as well as the film's trailer.
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Zero Gravity and Oak Street Films Team for Craig Fairbrass-Starring ‘The Outsider’

  • The Film Stage
If you’ve never heard of Oak Street Films or Zero Gravity, it’s okay — they haven’t been around Hollywood for all that long. To continue their collaboration, Variety reports that the production companies are joining forces for the indie drama The Outsider, which will star Craig Fairbrass and be directed by Brian A. Miller.

The latter got his directing start back in 2010 with the crime picture Caught in the Crossfire, which stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and then collaborated with Fairbrass on his sophomore effort, House of the Rising Run. When it comes to The Outsider we can expect a story that follows “a British military contractor who is told his daughter has died” — but, “[w]hen he discovers the body is not hers, he begins an investigation.”

Fairbrass, who currently has six films either in production or post-production, will play the Liam Neeson-esque father figure, I have my
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DVD Review: Freight

Freight

UK DVD

Directed by Stuart St. Paul

Starring Billy Murray, Danny Midwinter, Craig Fairbrass, Stephen Uppal, Matt Kennard, Sam Kennard, Laura Aikman, Natalie Anderson

Released April 18, 2011

British cinema has long been associated with crime dramas. It is a long tradition which stretches from gritty gangster fares such as Get Carter and The Krays through to more recent underworld flicks like Gangster No1 and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Thanks to the success of these, the latest generation of British filmmakers has produced a constant reel of new British crime films in recent years.

These films, it has to be said, are of varying quality. Often they are films full of enthusiasm but slightly rough-around-the-edges and sometimes just downright boring. So I was slightly apprehensive when I came to watch the latest genre effort to make it on to DVD, Freight, the sixth film written and directed by ex-stunt coordinator Stuart St. Paul.
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This week's new films

Restrepo (15)

(Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger, 2010, Us) 94 mins

This powerful frontline Afghanistan doc has been compared to a real-life Hurt Locker but here, war is all difficulty and very little glory. Closely observing a Us company in the hostile Korengal Valley, it's a mix of tense combat, bunker downtime and tricky "hearts and minds" local engagement efforts, interspersed with moving post-combat reflection. It all leaves you with a great deal of respect for the soldiers, and very little for the people who put them there.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (12A)

(Oliver Stone, 2010, Us) Michael Douglas, Shia Labeouf, Carey Mulligan. 133 mins

Nice timing for the return of Gordon Gekko, but has the lizard changed his spots? He's now preaching that greed isn't good, and taking in young buck Labeouf for dubious reasons, in a flawed but fun sequel.

Mr Nice (18)

(Bernard Rose, 2010, UK) Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, David Thewlis. 121 mins

Ifans
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Dead Cert Set Visit

  • HeyUGuys
When talking about British Film there are certain, unavoidable, assumptions one automatically makes. Those crisply enunciated words have long conjured pictures of rolling hills, heaving bosoms, mad Kings and foppish fools. An entire industry has been built upon the ever changing hair of Mr Hugh Grant and Jane Austen’s back catalogue has been taken advantage of in the parlour time and time again.

It is a world apart from those reliable old exports that we may find the Britain of gangster flicks. They populate a straight-to-dvd nether world which has scant regard for global recognition. These are not slick Ritchie flicks, attracting Hollywood stars to a middle-class vision of roughing it. These are honest to goodness, behind the scenes at the terraces, unflinching looks at a crude life of crime. A fist-full make it to limited big screen release bolstered by underworld faces, true-crime notoriety and boxing names. Few
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Film4 FrightFest '10: New Images and DVD Art: Dead Cert

Just in time for its debut at the Film4 FrightFest we've gotten our hands on a couple of more stills and even the DVD cover art for Dead Cert!

After premiering at London Film4 FrightFest (August 26-30), Dead Cert will be released on DVD in UK by Momentum Pictures on September 27th. Special Features include an audio commentary, and a making-of featurette.

Producer Jonathan Sothcott says of star Billy Murray (pictured below), "“Billy Murray has the same qualities as an actor that DeNiro and Nicholson do – he can be utterly charming and utterly terrifying – and he can turn either on at will. He’s an actor whose brilliant TV work kept him away from film audiences in the last decade but his performances in recent movies like Rise of the Footsoldier, Freight and now Dead Cert are utterly compelling – an incredibly accomplished, stylish film actor at the top of his game.
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Dead Cert Update and New Exclusive Stills

Writer/producer Jonathan Sothcott just dropped us a line with the good news that later this week we'll be getting a look at the UK DVD artwork for director Steven Lawson's Dead Cert, and in the meantime he's given us a few new exclusive stills and an update on what we can expect to see once it's released.

Starring Craig Fairbrass and Billy Murray, Dead Cert follows a gang of tough London gangsters who get more than they bargained for when a group of businessmen make an offer to buy their club, the Inferno. They turn out to be nothing less than vampires wanting their land back and turn viciously on the gangsters when their demands are not met.

Sothcott describes the film as "a fun vampire romp through London’s East End in the tradition of The Lost Boys, Dracula Ad 1972, and Vamp. It's an old fashioned vampire
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Ray Winstone takes 'Snow' day

Ray Winstone takes 'Snow' day
More Afm news

Ray Winstone is attached to star in Stuart St. Paul's "Red Snow" as an ex-sas officer tracking down his missing daughter in the snow forests of a remote town in north Canada.

St. Paul, who also penned the script, is set to shoot the $4 million budgeted serial killer thriller in Canada in April 2010, producer Andy Thompson said.

Thompson is at this year's Afm negotiating with sales agents to roster the rights to St Paul's latest venure.

St Paul most recently wrote, directed and co-ordinated the stunts for "Freight," which details the story of a gang of Russian people traffickers operating in the North of England. That film has been snaffled for U.K. and

Australia by Icon Film Distribution.

"Red Snow" is based on a true story of a serial killer in Alaska whose killing spree hit the headlines in the 1980s.

Thompson will produce alongside veteran distributor Alan McQueen.
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

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