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Social media tributes after ‘Blade Runner’ star Rutger Hauer dies at 75

Social media tributes after ‘Blade Runner’ star Rutger Hauer dies at 75
People from the world of film are paying tribute on social media to Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who famously tormented Harrison Ford as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, and has died aged 75.

People from the world of film are paying tribute on social media to Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who famously tormented Harrison Ford as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, and has died aged 75.

Hauer passed away in the Netherlands last Friday (July 19) according to reports, following a short illness. His funeral took place on Wednesday (24).

Guillermo del Toro paid tribute on Twitter to “an intense,
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Rutger Hauer, Star of Blade Runner, Passes Away at 75

Joseph Baxter Jul 24, 2019

The inimitable Rutger Hauer has died at 75, leaving behind a prolific legacy in film and television.

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.”

Rutger Hauer passed away this past Friday, July 19, at the age of the age of 75, having succumbed to a short illness. The news was revealed today by the actor’s agent, Steve Kennis. However, unlike the unforgettable soliloquy – quoted above – that he delivered in 1982’s Blade Runner, his moments will not be lost in time.

Indeed, the ever-emotive and versatile Dutch actor, Hauer, whose funeral was held today, leaves behind a breadth of work in the realms of film and television, spanning back to his first onscreen role, in the 1969 medieval television series,
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Rutger Hauer Dies at 75, Star of Blade Runner, The Hitcher & Batman Begins

Rutger Hauer Dies at 75, Star of Blade Runner, The Hitcher & Batman Begins
Rutger Hauer, known best for his role in Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner, has died. Hauer was 75-years-old at the time of his passing. The news has been confirmed by his agents, as well as multiple outlets. The actor's funeral has already been held. While no specific cause of death was revealed, it's said Hauer passed after a short illness.

A beloved character actor who spent nearly five decades in the business, Rutger Hauer's career dates back to 1969, when he starred on the TV series Floris. However, it was his work as replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 movie Blade Runner that Hauer will be remembered best for. While Blade Runner was a bomb at the time of its release, it's since gone on to become a true classic, with many considering it to be one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. Hauer's performance is no small part of that.
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Rutger Hauer Has Passed Away

Whether you knew him as replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner or John Ryder in The Hitcher, Rutger Hauer is widely regarded as one of the most talented and versatile actors of the last six decades, and it is with deep sadness that we share the news of his passing away at the age of 75.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, have reported the news of Hauer's passing. According to THR, Hauer's agent, Steve Kenis, let them know that Hauer passed away last Friday at his home in the Netherlands following "a short illness," with his funeral taking place among his family on Wednesday.

An actor with more than 170 credits to his name (according to IMDb), Hauer always brought authenticity to his wide range of roles, from the aforementioned Batty and Ryder to Joseph Peach in Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, Van Helsing in Dario Argento's Dracula 3D, Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt in Nighthawks,
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R.I.P. Rutger Hauer (1944 – 2019)

It has been announced that prolific Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, perhaps best known for his roles in Blade Runner and The Hitcher, passed away aged 75 on Friday, July 19th, after a short illness.

Hauer rose to fame in his home country when he was cast as the lead in the Paul Verhoeven medieval action series Floris, and went on to collaborate with the filmmaker on the films Turkish Delight, Katie Tippel, Soldier of Orange and Spetters before making his Hollywood debut opposite Sylvester Stallone in 1981’s Nighthawks.

Hauer took on the role of Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner in 1982, and collaborated with Verhoeven for a final time on the director’s American debut Flesh & Blood before starring opposite C. Thomas Howell in 1986’s action horror The Hitcher and earning acclaim for his work in the Italian film The Legend of the Drinker.

Hauer’s subsequent credits
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Rutger Hauer Dies: ‘Blade Runner’ Bad Guy, Genre Star Was 75

  • Deadline
Rutger Hauer Dies: ‘Blade Runner’ Bad Guy, Genre Star Was 75
Rutger Hauer, the actor who played the villainous Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner in a career in which he became a staple in genre films, died July 19 in his native the Netherlands after a long illness. He was 75.

A funeral was held today, Hauer’s agent Steve Kenis told Deadline.

Hauer was born January 23, 1944 in Breukelen in the Netherlands. He attended the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam before being drafted into the Royal Netherlands Army. He was part of an experimental theater troupe before being cast by Paul Verhoeven in the 1969 Dutch TV action drama Floris.

His first role stateside was in 1981 in the film Nighthawks opposite Sylvester Stallone, but it was his role as Roy Batty in the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner that put him in the spotlight and made him a formidable name amongst the cult fan community of the Ridley Scott film.
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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75

  • Variety
Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75
Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the ’70s who went on star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. He was 75.

Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed the news and said that Hauer’s funeral was held Wednesday.

His most cherished performance came in a film that was a resounding flop on its original release. In 1982, he portrayed the murderous yet soulful Roy Batty, leader of a gang of outlaw replicants, opposite Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi noir opus “Blade Runner.” The picture became a widely influential cult favorite, and Batty proved to be Hauer’s most indelible role.

More recently, he appeared in a pair of 2005 films: as Cardinal Roark in “Sin City,” and as the corporate villain who Bruce Wayne discovers is running the Wayne Corp. in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins.
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Original Film Poster Sells For A Record $525,000 At Auction

An original movie poster has sold for a record $525,800 at auction. The poster was for the original 1930s Dracula movie starring Bela Lugosi, and went for the impressive sum at the Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction in Dallas, Texas. You can check out the original Dracula movie poster below.

Original Dracula movie poster sells for record half a million dollars

“The Dracula poster is a rare, important poster that sparked intense bidding among some of our elite collectors,” Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith via a press release. “Considering the sheer beauty of the poster and the timeless popularity of the film, it’s not a surprise that the demand was so high.”

Related: Dracula 3D Review

“It is a matter of opinion, but this poster probably is the most beautiful of all of the styles,” Smith added. “And one of only two styles that pictures Bela Lugosi in
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Restored ‘Suspiria’ Is A Can’t Miss Event & Brand New Experience For Fans [Fantasia Review]

Looking at Dario Argento’s efforts of the past ten years — “The Mother of Tears,” “Giallo” and “Dracula 3D,” each more execrable than the last — one might be led to believe the Italian maestro is doing his utmost to destroy his legacy. And yet, none of these bargain-basement genre flicks are able to tarnish the legacy of his greatest thrillers, their flamboyant style and uncompromising violence no less startling than it was in the ’70s and ‘80s.

Continue reading Restored ‘Suspiria’ Is A Can’t Miss Event & Brand New Experience For Fans [Fantasia Review] at The Playlist.
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Blue Underground Reveals New Look at 2K Restoration of Dario Argento’s The Stendhal Syndrome

The hunter becomes the prey in Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome, and on July 25th , Blue Underground will release the film like never before in a three-disc limited edition Blu-ray that is packed with bonus features to go with the 2K restoration, which is teased in a new video:

"Dario Argento’S Masterpiece Of Terror – Uncut, Uncensored And Newly Remastered!

When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre “Stendhal Syndrome” – a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer’s madness more intimately than she ever imagined.

Horror maestro Dario Argento (Suspiria, Opera) reaches new heights of
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Release Date & Special Features for Dario Argento’s The Stendhal Syndrome Blu-ray / DVD

The hunter becomes the prey in Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome, and this July, Blue Underground will release the film like never before in a three-disc limited edition Blu-ray that is packed with bonus features to go with the 2K restoration, including several new interviews.

Blue Underground will release The Stendhal Syndrome on July 25th, and you can check out the official details and cover art below:

"Dario Argento’S Masterpiece Of Terror – Uncut, Uncensored And Newly Remastered!

When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre “Stendhal Syndrome” – a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer
See full article at DailyDead »

Dario Argento Says the Remake of ‘Suspiria’ Shouldn’t Happen & His Iggy Pop Movie Is Delayed

Dario Argento Says the Remake of ‘Suspiria’ Shouldn’t Happen & His Iggy Pop Movie Is Delayed
Any serious horror movie fan worships at the altar of Dario Argento. The Italian giallo legend has been directing gorgeous, haunting films for nearly 50 years, starting with 1970’s “The Bird With the Crystal Plumage” and continuing with such frightening achievements as “Inferno,” “Phenomena,” and perhaps his most famous work, “Suspiria.” That movie, the eerie tale of a ballet student who attends a haunted school, has been set up for a remake for close to a decade. Originally in the hands of David Gordon Green, “Suspiria” was briefly considered as a TV series before it fell to director Luca Guadagnino, who recently said that Tilda Swinton and Dakota Fanning had been cast in the film.

All of this is news to the 75-year-old Argento, who’s currently watching movies as the president of the “Filmmakers of the Present” jury at the Locarno Film Festival. The director took a break from his
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They’re Watching Review

*Read In Russian-y Accent* “Only found-footage horror comedy in Moldova iz Best found-footage horror comedy in Moldova” – right? Sorry Dorothina, you’re not in Pavloka anymore. There’s a big cinematic world out there filled with found-footage hopefuls and, unfortunately, They’re Watching is pretty middling by comparison.

Filmmakers Jay Lender and Micah Wright do their best to conjure a witchy Eastern European tale when a reality show crew returns to detail a drastic home makeover. Home Hunters Global unites prospective buyers with fixer-upper dumps, and after an initial sale, host Kate Banks (Carrie Genzel) returns to update viewers on the progress.

In Kate’s latest season, Becky (Brigid Brannagh) and her soccer-playing husband Goran (Cristian Balint) bought the “worst house in Moldova,” and it’s time to witness the transformation. Kate returns to Pavloka with her camera duo, Alex (Kris Lemche) and Greg (David Alpay), along with Sarah (Mia Faith
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Watch the Trailer for New Italian/Albanian Horror Flick Virus: Extreme Contamination

Italian horror is alive and well in the meaty trailer for Virus: Extreme Contamination. The latest film from screenwriter Antonio Tentori (Bruno Mattei‘s Zombies The Beginning, Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D), the Italian/Albanian outbreak gorefest Virus: Extreme Contamination has just dropped a new trailer. And it’s really gross and awesome. “Freely based” on the oft-mined H.P.…

The post Watch the Trailer for New Italian/Albanian Horror Flick Virus: Extreme Contamination appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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Blu-ray Review – Deep Red (1975)

Deep Red, 1975.

Directed by Dario Argento.

Starring David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril, and Clara Calamai.

Synopsis:

After a psychic is murdered a witness teams up with a reporter to catch the killer.

For anybody already versed in the works of Italian filmmaker Dario Argento then Arrow Video releasing a 4K restoration of his 1975 masterwork Deep Red (a.k.a. Profondo Rosso) will be one of the most welcome releases of the year. To those who have only seen Argento’s more recent output – such as the unintentionally hilarious Giallo or the godawful Dracula 3D – and aren’t quite up on why the director is held in such high regard by genre fans and critics alike then this lavish package of what is perhaps his most revered film (this or Suspiria – it’s a tough one to call, although Tenebrae is this writer’s personal favourite) is a
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The Rise and Fall of Dario Argento

When discussing the arthouse-inflected new wave of Giallo last week, the elephant in the room failed to be mentioned- the downward decline of the genre’s spiritual godfather, Dario Argento. The remake of his 1977 genre benchmark Suspiria is being made with his blessing (he is on board the project as a producer), another sign that he is one of the few classic horror directors unafraid of having new directors reinterpret his back catalogue. He himself even tried to remake his 1975 film Deep Red in 3D at the turn of the decade, only to be refused financing after the latest in a string of critical and commercial backfires.

Both of these facts point to the idea of a director who is permanently stuck in the past, with a stubborn refusal to adapt to modern horror trends; even whilst still directing Giallo movies, he retains the old school exploitation aesthetic that alludes
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Dario Argento’s Films – Ranked From Worst To Best

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Dario Argento, arguably Italy’s finest ever horror director (and one of the best horror directors ever for that matter), turned 75-years-old on Monday 7th September, 2015. When I became aware of this milestone, it got me thinking about Argento and his films. Almost immediately after came the news that the much talked about Suspiria remake is going ahead, with Luca Guadagnino in the director’s chair.

Argento is an auteur, a man who has developed a visual style all of his own, works outside of the studio system (his films were routinely financed by his father Salvatore, before his 1987 death) and who writes everything that he directs. He directed his first featured in 1970 and has released films every decades since then.

Invariably, some have been better than others. While Argento might have been the brains behind one or two masterpieces, he’s also been responsible for some cinematic atrocities,
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The Babadook shines for IFC Midnight

In the Us Jennifer Kent.s The Babadook has raked in more than $US950,000 at cinemas and been viewed online, legally, more than 360,000 times. The horror movie starting Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman thus ranks as the most successful title ever for the Us distributor IFC Midnight, which typically releases films in a handful of cinemas day-and-date with VOD, or straight to VOD.

By contrast, The Babadook platformed at three cinemas last November, concurrent with VoD, and gradually expanded to 80 screens. IFC Midnight orchestrated an ultra-vod release which meant the film was available one month before theatrical via streaming service DirecTV for $US9.99. Causeway Films' Kristina Ceyton, who produced with Kristian Moliere of Smoking Gun Productions, tells If that IFC Midnight reported there were more than 200,000 orders on cable VOD and 160,000 on digital VOD. The distributor has not yet put a monetary value on those transactions. However one executive
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Holy Sh…ark! The 13 Worst Horror Movies Of 2014

Every year I joke about how quickly time passes, as I can still vividly remember exclaiming how Dracula 3D would undoubtedly be the worst horror film I’d see in ages, but here we are at the end of 2014, agonizing over what could be one of the worst year-end recaps I’ve had to write since joining We Got This Covered. There were some very good horror movies released this year, but where I only awarded a single 1-star review last year, 2014 saw three in the horror genre alone. Seriously. Dracula 3D was last year’s stinkiest turd sandwich, but this year offered three different efforts that left me begging for salvation.

The theme this year seemed to be found footage follies, as a solid five selections (or six, depending on what webchatting is classified as) were dominated by atrocious first-person-camera blunders, from inept pacing to nonsensical character actions. Don’t get me wrong,
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