From Bill at Onar Films:
"Whatever can go wrong, WILL go wrong", says one of Murphy''s laws. I always thought I was a jinx and bad luck was not only after me but also after the people I like and love. To start with, this project looked it would be cursed from the beginning. In December, I had a great friend in Istanbul who was helping me find producers and movies and materials and connections etc. You must know that no producer there speaks english. Suddenly, my friend disappeared. And after 3 months I found out he was attacked and injured by some criminals and was hiding away from Istanbul!
Now, I found a turkish guy who would do the subtitling for the movie and the 3 interviews. He already sent me the movie subs and they were EXCELLENT! And he was about to do the interviews which were supposed to be ready over a week ago. But ALAS! He has disappeared too! For the last 10 days he doesn''t reply to my emails and his phone is out of service. And he wasn''t even paid for the movie subs. I fear that he may be dead or something, maybe a coma in the best case. Now, unless he miraculously pops up with some good news and a simple explanation, I will have to search for another subtitler. And this would mean at least 2 more weeks delay. So, let''s forget April 10th. Late April looks more likely under these circumstances. SORRY!! Oh, in a couple of days the cover will be ready and it will be up here for you to check."
Looks like late April now, I'm sure it will be worth it however
Friday, March 31, 2006
From Bill at Onar Films:
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Lamberto Bava, son of the great Mario Bava, is back with a paranormal thriller entitled "Ghost Son" starring Laura Harring (so very hot!), John Hannah and Pete Postlethwaite.
The website has the trailer, interviews, wallpaper and lots more. Looks to be a pretty interesting flick with a really strong cast. One to look forward to hopefully.
Ghost Son Website
Friday, March 24, 2006
Mediablasters will be releasing Lucio Fulci's Murder Rock on May 16th with a 2-disc special edition. It's a giallo that I've yet to see, but not heard great things about. However as you will see the extras look mouthwatering and if you are a Fulci or giallo fan then it looks like a must buy.
- Audio commentary by cinematographer Giuseppe Pinori, moderated by journalist Federico Caddeo
- Original trailer
- Shriek Show trailers
- Tempus Fugit: Fulci documentary directed by Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Claudio Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Ray Lovelock, Dardano Sacchetti, Claudio Simonetti, Sergio Stivaletti and Antonio Tentori
- Portrait of Giuseppe Pinori featurette
- Portrait of Ray Lovelock featurette
- Ray Lovelock on MURDER ROCK featurette
- Photo gallery
Forget Superman Returning or the small matter of the DaVinci Code, what I really want to see this summer is "Snakes on a (motherfucking) Plane" with Samuel L Jackson. This looks like trash of the highest order and it must have taken a while to think up the title! In fact rumour has it that they were contemplating changing it, but Jackson said he wouldn't do it unless they left the title intact.
Trailer are quite hard to find but you can check one out here.
Real movie art looks to be this:
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Spoke to Bill over at Onar Films recently and after their successful DVD release of "Kilink", another Turkish classic is on the way. "3 Dev Adam" (3 Mighty Men) stars Santo the Mexican wrestler and Captain America up against an evil Spiderman.
Info taken from Onar Films:
"Who would believe it? ONAR FILMS has decided to put all those Holywood blockbuster companies out of business!! Yes! We proudly announce that some time in the first days of April we will release this legendary film on OFFICIAL DVD WITH ENGLISH SUBS PLUS SOME COOL EXTRAS! And we are humbly positive that the sales will be gigantic if not phenomenal...
Seriously now, the bitter truth is that sales will be tragic. But it''s also true that ONAR FILMS will never be daunted nor restrained and will always be CRAZY ENOUGH TO RELEASE SUCH FILMS WHETHER THE MAJORITY LIKES IT OR NOT.
Now, it''s March 8th and everything is under control and neatly arranged for a decent OFFICIAL RELEASE. Again, all sorts of materials were destroyed. In this case they were destroyed in a big fire in 1998 together with 100''s of other films owned by the copyright holders. Rumours mentioned a clean betacam at some TV station but after a strenuous research the result was that some madman had recorded something else over this beta!! So, after more, frustrated, research, a clean german vhs was found. It took over 2 months to digitally enhance this print. The outcome was quite rewarding as the picture looks infinitely better than all those bootlegs floating around, without the slightest problem. I couldn''t believe my eyes... I''m convinced that even if a betacam had been found it wouldn''t look better than this!
Regarding extras now...Hmmm, at this point I have secured 3 interviews, courtesy of MONDO MACABRO! There will also be some filmographies and biographies. Plus at least 5 TRAILERS, most of them new ones, never before seen! I really count on them! Greek and ENGLISH SUBS will be there. And this time, the english subs will be far better than those in the previous releases as I changed translators! Again, it will be a super-limited release of 1200( one thousand two hundred) copies, INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED BY ME. Finally, I''m currently trying to locate some original stills/posters for a great GALLERY. But I''m not 100% certain that I will finally have them. I will keep updating this page with any new info so you better stick around.The cover of course, will be slightly different as I''m still working on it.
No need to pre-order it! Did you really think that I might run out that fast? When you see this page saying "IN STOCK" then you place your order.
Now, if you happen to not know what film this is, suffice to say this: CAPTAIN AMERICA AND SANTO, TAKE ON A MANIAC CRIMINAL CALLED SPIDER MAN....And this takes place in Turkey!
I can now assure you that I have secured a nice photo collection so that there will definitely be an impressive photogallery on the dvd! This means I can now finalize the cover of the dvd and I will put it up in about a week from now. Otherwise, things are going according to schedule and I want to believe that the dvd will be out before April 10th. If this changes I will let you know in my next update, here. Thanks for checking out!"
So it looks like April 10th is the day and I'll hopefully have a review copy very soon. It looks to be a very special edition.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Just a quick update to let you know of some upcoming reviews and in particular:
Tokyo Psycho for Cinema Nocturna
Quante Volte Quella Notte (Four Times that Night) for 10kBullets
Empire of the Sun, Revolver and Hustle & Flow for the AV Forums.
There will be more reviews across all 3 sites over the coming months so stay bookmarked!
Posted by Nick Frame at 8:27 PM
An interesting yet ultimately unsatisfying comedy from Mario Bava starring Vincent Price and Franco & Ciccio.
"The dastardly Dr.Goldfoot (Vincent Price) is determined to take over the world by getting rid of NATO’s top generals. Along with his assistants Hardjob (Tahi) and Fong (Wang) he has created "Girl Bombs" who explode when they get embraced and kissed by their intended targets...."
Friday, March 10, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
One of the best genre site on the Internet, Cinema Nocturna is getting a makeover starting with its forum, with the main site following a little later.
Message from the CN webmaster Steve Genier:
"Well, as you can see we have changed the look of the forum once again. Basically trying to give everyone a fresh perceptive I suppose. Once again we would love to hear your feedback, ideas etc..on this. We have also introduced our new chatroom which can be found just under the forum banner to the left portion of the screen. Of course you won't need to enter a name etc as it will keep your forum identity in the chat as well. Now, that a new forum is back up finally, we will be bringing back our ever popular guest chats.
Also, look out for a massive update coming up this monday. Also, look out for more changes to the main site in the coming months as we slowly change it's overall design from the old frontpage look to a new PHPnuke template to give CN members a much easier time navigating and more!
Our NIGHT WATCH contest ended just this last Feb 28th. We will be announcing the winner with our next update as well. I would like to thank all those who entered!"
If you get a chance, go check out the new look forum.
Posted by Nick Frame at 5:11 PM
Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin in Transporter II - The Mission. It's a totally over the top action flick but one the most enjoyable I've seen in years.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
This excellent set has just dropped through my letter-box. It looks fantastic with the glossy slipcase covering the box that holds "Death Walks at Midnight" and "Death Walks on High Heels" plus the CD entitled "The Sound of Love and Death" - The Very Best of Stelvio Cipriani.
CD Track Listing:
1. "Papaya" from La Polizia ha le mani legate
2. "Mark il poliziotto (Suite)" from Mark il poliziotto
3. "Alfredo, Salomone E Il Grimaldello" From Cara Sposa
4. "Love Theme" From L Ispettore anticrimine
5. "La Polizia Sta a Guardare (Titles)" From La Polizia Sta a Guardare
6. "St. Michel" From Dedicato a Una Stella
7. "La Polizia chiede aiuto (Chase)" From La Polizia chiede aiuto
8. "Un Regalo Per Pasqualino" From Cara Sposa
9. "Emily's Studio (New Edit)" From Il Medaglione Insanguinato
10. "La Polizia chiede aiuto (Titles)" From La Polizia chiede aiuto
11. "Masquerade" From Incubo Sulla Citta' Contaminata
12. "Due Cuori E Una Cappella (Titles)" From Due Cuori E Una Cappella
13. "La Polizia ha le mani legate (Chase)" From La Polizia ha le mani legate
14. "Sotto I Ponti Di Parigi" From Dedicato a Una Stella
15. "Astaroth" From Malocchio
16. "La Polizia ha le mani legate (Investigation)" From La Polizia ha le mani legate
17. "Turning Point" From La Polizia Sta a Guardare
18. "Bloody Love" From Malocchio
It also come with a 16-page booklet with liner notes about the film, Bio's for Luciano Ercoli, Susan Scott, Luciano Rossi and Frank Wolff. There are also 2 postcards included with 6 locandinas from the films on each of them. One of the best releases of the year so far and one your collection needs!