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A24 Opening Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves’ In Prime Awards Season November Spot

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A24 Opening Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves’ In Prime Awards Season November Spot
Exclusive: The first weekend of November is a magical place for limited releases, where a slew of Oscar contenders have launched.

It’s where Open Road debuted Spotlight in 2015 which went on to win Best Picture, and it’s also the release date for a number of other Academy Award nominees such as A24’s Lady Bird, Fox Searchlight’s Brooklyn (2015, 3 noms), and Focus Features’ Loving (2016, 1 Oscar), and Focus Features’ The Theory of Everything (5 noms) which won best actor for Eddie Redmayne.

Well, A24, following the world premiere of Trey Edward ShultsWaves at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, will open that pic on Nov. 1 in limited release.

Waves, written by Shults, is set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together
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‘Midsommar’ Arrives on DVD & Blu-Ray This October

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Ari Aster’s second feature film Midsommar will arrive on Digital and Blu-Ray later this fall. Read on for details. Midsommar, the film that turned the notion of horror on its head, will be released on Digital September 24, 2019, and will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray on October 8, 2019. The Blu-Ray and DVD […]

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Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ Director’s Cut Adds Depth, Not Scares, To His Beautiful Fairy Tale Nightmare [Review]

It’s not usually a good sign when people begin whispering about a director’s cut of a film while the original is still in theaters, but luckily, when Ari Aster took the stage at Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies Xii to introduce his director’s cut of “Midsommar,” he explained that the extended running time is what prevented him and A24 from releasing this version in theaters. Aster’s director’s cut, coming in at 171 minutes, as opposed to the theatrical version’s 147 (he teased/threatened the audience by mentioned a four hour work cut), does not reorient the story or provide more outrageous violence or scares, but rather, it provides a more complete picture of the twisted fairy tale.

Continue reading Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ Director’s Cut Adds Depth, Not Scares, To His Beautiful Fairy Tale Nightmare [Review] at The Playlist.
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Midsommar Digital, Blu-ray, DVD Fall Release Date and Special Features Revealed

Midsommar Digital, Blu-ray, DVD Fall Release Date and Special Features Revealed
Horror auteur Ari Aster, the filmmaker behind last year's breakout horror film Hereditary, is back with the unnerving and viscerally disturbing sun-soaked horror film Midsommar, arriving on Digital and On Demand September 24 from A24, and on Blu-ray&#8482 Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), and DVD October 8 from Lionsgate.

MIdsommar stars Florence Pugh (upcoming Black Widow and Little Women) as a young woman who reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a remote Swedish village for a midsummer festival, which becomes more and more sinister as the days pass. The Rotten Tomato Certified Fresh from Ari Aster film also stars Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, and Will Poulter. Executive produced by Philip Westgren (Hellboy), Fredrik Heinig (Thelma), and Ben Rimmer.

After a family tragedy, a young American couple joins some friends at a midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a
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Lionsgate Announce: Midsommar Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD October 8

Horror auteur Ari Aster, the filmmaker behind last year’s breakout horror film Hereditary, is back with the unnerving and viscerally disturbing sun-soaked horror film Midsommar, arriving on Digital and On Demand September 24 from A24, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), and DVD October 8 from Lionsgate. Visionary Writer-Director Ari Aster …

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Ari Aster’s Midsommar Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 8th from Lionsgate

If you missed Ari Aster's Midsommar in theaters, or you want to celebrate its horror-fueled festivities again and again in the comfort of your own home (without traveling to Hälsingland), you'll be pleased to know that Lionsgate is releasing the film on Blu-ray and DVD beginning October 8th, following a Digital and On Demand release on September 24th from A24.

We have the cover art and official press release below with more information. It's important to note that while a director's cut of Midsommar does exit, it will not be included on this release, and there are no details on its home media distribution at this time. This Blu-ray and DVD release does come with a couple of bonus features for fans to enjoy, including a featurette and “Bear in a Cage™” promo.

Read on for more details, and in case you missed it, listen to our Corpse Club episode on Midsommar.
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‘Midsommar’ Director’s Cut: At 171 Minutes, It’s Richer, Darker, and More Rewarding

‘Midsommar’ Director’s Cut: At 171 Minutes, It’s Richer, Darker, and More Rewarding
This story contains major plot details from both versions of “Midsommar.”

On July 3, Ari Aster’s “Midsommar” was released on 2,700 screens across the United States. The twisted modern fairy tale —an epic fable that starts with a bleak murder-suicide, and ends with a somewhat brighter one almost 147 minutes later — was an extraordinary ask for a multiplex audience, and Aster knew full well how fortunate he was that “Hereditary” had bought him another chance to sell his madness to the mainstream. Even with A24’s full support, the young filmmaker was aware that he could only push his luck so far.

On the evening of August 17, less than two months later, Aster took the stage at Film at Lincoln Center’s annual Scary Movies festival to introduce the world premiere of his 171-minute “Midsommar” director’s cut. And, in characteristic fashion, he couldn’t have been more sheepish about it, or
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Giveaway – Win Midsommar (Original Motion Picture Score) on CD

Thanks to Milan Records, we’ve got a CD copy of Bobby Krlic’s (a.k.a. The Haxan Cloak) score to Hereditary director Ari Aster’s newest horror film Midsommar; read on for details of how to enter…

Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.
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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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‘Little Women’ First Trailer: Greta Gerwig’s Oscar Hopeful Reunites Ronan and Chalamet

‘Little Women’ First Trailer: Greta Gerwig’s Oscar Hopeful Reunites Ronan and Chalamet
Greta Gerwig delivered one of the best coming-of-age movies ever with “Lady Bird,” so it’s only fitting the Oscar-nominated writer-director is tackling one of the most iconic coming-of-age stories ever written for her next feature. Enter “Little Women,” Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel of the same name. The source material is already responsible for several movie classics, including the 1994 Gillian Armstrong-directed “Little Women” starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, and Kristen Dunst, and now many cinephiles are hoping Gerwig can deliver another cinematic highlight with Alcott’s beloved characters.

Gerwig’s “Little Women” reunites her with “Lady Bird” Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, plus “Midsommar” darling Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, and Chris Cooper. The story centers around the March sisters’ coming-of-age experiences in 1860s Massachusetts, but Gerwig has redrawn the narrative structure of
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Bo Report: ‘Palm Beach’ squares off against ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’

‘Palm Beach.’

The head-to-head clash between Universal’s Palm Beach and Transmission Films’ Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan last weekend was far from ideal, but both films are positioned to have leggy runs thanks to word of mouth.

Rachel Ward’s Palm Beach opened in third spot behind the fourth weekend of Disney’s blockbuster The Lion King and the second lap of Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Scripted by Ward and Joanna Murray-Smith, the comedy-drama about a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday rang up $1.14 million on 250 locations and $1.23 million with previews.

Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi, Richard E Grant, Jacqueline McKenzie, Claire van der Boom, Aaron Jeffrey, Heather Mitchell and Matilda Brown, the film opened 3 per cent ahead of Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding, which finished with $5.2 million, and at the same level as Jeremy SimsLast Cab to Darwin,
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Trailer: Low Tide is a Coming of Age Horror Story from A24

Coming down the pike from A24, the studio that brought us The Witch, Hereditary, and Midsommar (among many others) and DirecTV is Low Tide. What starts as a treasure hunt becomes a metaphor for the real-life horrors associated with coming of age. Give the gripping trailer a spin at the top of the article! Synopsis:Alan, […]

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From Midsommar to Us: The 3 Big Ways that Contemporary Horror Movies Use Dance

Mary Kay McBrayer on the ways that contemporary horror movies use dance…

I remember the moment I realized that dance and horror were linked. I showed my Jiddo (grandfather) a video of my favorite belly dancer. The music accompanying her was gooey and ethereal, a Middle Eastern electronica folk fusion, her makeup shimmered, her muscles undulated under her tattoos. My Jiddo watched, enthralled, and at the end, he said, “That right there is how John the Baptist lost his head.”

The story goes that King Herod wanted to divorce his wife to marry Herodias, and John the Baptist opposed it, so the King put him in jail. Herodias knew her daughter was sexy, so she had her dance for King Herod. Salome performed the dance of the seven veils, and at the end, just as Herodias predicted, the drunken and lustful King Herod declared he would give Salome anything she wanted.
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A24 Shares Viral Video of Child Fleeing Movie Theater During ‘Midsommar’ Screening

A24 Shares Viral Video of Child Fleeing Movie Theater During ‘Midsommar’ Screening
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Midsommar.”]

Bringing a young child to an Ari Aster movie probably isn’t the best idea. A24 is going viral after sharing a video of a young boy quickly running with his father out of a movie theater in the middle of a “Midsommar” screening. Aster’s latest was rated R by the MPAA for “disturbing ritualistic violence, grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language,” so it’s not exactly a children’s movie.

Midsommar” featured no shortage of horrific imagery, especially for kids. The story centers around a grieving young woman (Florence Pugh) who vacations to a remote Swedish village with her boyfriend (Jack Reynor) and discovers the townspeople are members of a pagan cult. In one sequence, Pugh and Reynor’s character bear witness to a cult ceremony in which two elderly citizens plunge off a cliff to their deaths. Aster shows the suicides in graphic detail.
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Top Soundtrack Label Milan Records Acquired by Sony Masterworks

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Milan Records, one of the leading soundtrack labels, has been acquired by Sony Music Masterworks, it was announced today. Following the merger, Milan will continue to be run by Jc Chamboredon, the imprint’s senior VP and the son of Emmanuel Chamboredon, who founded the label 41 years ago; he’ll report to Mark Cavell, the U.S. label head of Sony Masterworks and its international COO.

Some of Milan’s more recent releases include the scores for films from “Green Book” to “Midsommar,” with a history that includes everything from “Diva” and “Ghost” to “Deadpool” and “Birdman.” Upcoming releases under the alliance include “The Farewell,” “The Lighthouse,” “La Belle Époque” and the soundtrack for HBO’s “Succession.”

Sony Music Masterworks has also picked up Jade, Milan’s sister label, which has roughly 500 classical and liturgical albums in its catalog.

Said Cavell in a statement, “The acquisition of Milan Records, under the leadership of Jc,
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‘It Chapter Two’ Will Have to Abandon Jump Scares to Justify Its Nearly Three-Hour Runtime

‘It Chapter Two’ Will Have to Abandon Jump Scares to Justify Its Nearly Three-Hour Runtime
“It Chapter Two” director Andy Muschietti delighted fans and worried others when he revealed to Digital Spy that the current runtime of his horror sequel is two hours and 45 minutes. At 165 minutes, “It Chapter Two” would be one of the longest studio releases in recent memory, not quite as long as “Avengers: Endgame” but more or less on par with Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” When it comes to the horror genre, the runtime trounces over such classics as “The Shining” (144 minutes) and “The Exorcist” (121 minutes) and it’s even a full half hour longer than Muschietti’s first “It” installment.

“At the beginning, when you’re writing and building the beats of the story, everything that you put in there seems very essential to the story,” Muschietti told Digital Spy. “However, when you have the movie finally edited and it’s 4 hours long,
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These Sexy William Jackson Harper Pics Will Make You Say, "Holy Forking Shirtballs!"

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On The Good Place, you know him as adorably nerdy (and terribly indecisive) ethics and moral philosophy professor Chidi Anagonye. In real life, William Jackson Harper is anything but a nerd - in fact, he is decisively sexy. Since joining the cast of the hilarious NBC series, William has gone on to appear in the indie thriller They Remain and in the Summer's scariest flick, Midsommar, and coming up, he'll be starring in two more indie flicks: Lost Holiday and The Man in the Woods. No doubt his success is due to his crazy talent, but we can't help but think that his crazy hotness has something to do with it, too. Just look at what happens when Chidi takes off those glasses.

Related: Here's What We Know About Eleanor, Chidi, and Season 4 of The Good Place
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Exclusive ‘Gwen’ Trailer & Poster Tease a Frontier Folk Horror

Folk horror is having a bit of a resurgence at the moment. Last year brought the Netflix thriller Apostle, Ari Aster returned with a new take on trauma in this summer's Midsommar, and the next buzzy folk horror you should put on your list is about to land in theaters. Rlje Films and Shudder are bringing the festival hit Gwen to theaters, VOD, and digital next month, ahead of the film's release on the Shudder streaming service. Written and directed by William McGregor (Misfits), Gwen follows a young girl in 19th Century Wales during a moment of crisis. …
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Resistance Is Futile: With ‘The Lion King,’ the Public Roars for Retreads

This is what movies look like in summer 2019: This weekend, 87% of the box office went to films from Disney plus a non-Disney Marvel release. About 90% went to franchises, sequels, or remakes. And, they made a lot of money.

That’s good news for exhibitors, and for studios that provided the films. The message from audiences is loud and clear: Ignore naysayers who pounded on “The Lion King” for its high craft and low originality; give us more like this.

With “The Lion King” bringing 73% of the gross, this weekend brought in about $75 million more than the same period last year. That brought down the 2019 shortfall to just over $500 million, a bit over 7%. That’s a strong boost, which should continue with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

The bulk of the credit, of course, goes to “The Lion King,” with an assist from the heat wave covering much of the country.
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The Lion King Roars with Record-Breaking $185M Opening Weekend

Comic-Con has been ruling the news over the past few days. But let's not forget that Disney's live-action-ish remake of The Lion King also roared into theaters. And speaking of which, today we hear that the new version of the classic tale has snagged a record-breaking opening weekend haul of $185 million. While actual final figures should be released on Monday, it seems a given that The Lion King has bested Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as the top opening weekend for a movie released in July.

On top of that box office record, the movie also now holds the title for the biggest opening weekend ever for a PG-rated motion picture, and the ninth biggest opening weekend for any movie ever. Impressive, right? Well, remember that this brings the movie's current global total to $531 million. Now That's impressive.

While the film didn't bowl over critics, audiences seemed
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