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Monday, December 29, 2008

DVD Trash will return!

DVD Trash will return to normal service early in the New Year, had a lot of other business ventures to take care of this year and it's taken up a lot of my time, so hopefully more cult goodness to come next year!

Hope you all had a great Xmas and a super New Year when it comes!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PG Porn?????

Very funny skit with Firefly's Nathan Fillian and the lovely Aria Giovanni!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Review: "Who Saw Her Die?" (Chi la vista morire?)


Aldo Lado's classic giallo is now available in the UK uncut for the first time and its one to get, click the DVD or go here for the review!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Richard Pryor @ The Star Wars Bar

Of all the Star Wars stuff on the Internet, how have I never seen this before! Enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Review: Phantom of Death ("Un Delitto poco Comune")

Ruggero Deodato's late 80's Giallo that is well worth tracking down with great turns from Michael York and Donald Pleasence plus Edwige Fenech, what more do you want? Sex and violence? It's got that too. Click REVIEW or the DVD Box!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Review: The Dark Knight


NO SPOILERS

Glasgow IMAX, July 23rd:

Well, I've just seen an actual comic book world of Batman brought to life so vividly and accurately by Christoper Nolan's "The Dark Knight" - Make no mistake this is worth all the hype and record breaking over the last weekend in the US. The follow up to "Batman Begins" throws us straight into the action and does not let up from one breathtaking set piece to another! Sure, I'm a fan, I've read the comics and previously enjoyed Tim Burton's "Batman" and "Batman Returns", but this is an entirely different beast!

This is it, this is what fans of the Caped Crusader have craved since they became fans in the first place, the actors on the screen have immersed themselves totally in their roles! Christian Bale is excellent, I love his savage potrayal of the man in black, Gary Oldman is Jim Gordon, he is totally perfect in this role, while Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine lend gravitas to their lesser but important roles. Maggie Gyllenhaal improves the character of Rachel Dawes played previously by Katie Holmes and Aaron Eckhart is fantastic as Harvey Dent, the rising white knight of Gotham City.

However, the real star is Heath Ledger as The Joker, one the finest performances I've seen on the big screen. Forget Jack Nicholson, Ledger has nailed one of greatest comic book monsters and it's fitting that this was his final performance. When he is on the screen, you feel dread, you know something terrible could happen at any time, no other onscreen villain has managed this! In addition you soon realise he's not crazy, he has a plan and it's a clever one and this makes him even more frightening. Oh and the Oscar buzz is no joke either, his performance as well as the film in it's own right is totally deserved, I doubt we'll see it bettered this year!

The cinematography is excellent and you must see this in IMAX at some point as it's awe inducing, utterly fantastic! The score is excellent too, but I could go on and on, just go see this, as not only is it the best comic book adaption of all time but it's one of the best crime dramas too, only our hero wears a cowl and a cape and the villain has clown makeup.

Simply fantastic!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Dark Knight Records!


Source: MediabyNumbers

1 - LARGEST NUMBER OF OPENING THEATRES WITH 4,366 (MORE THAN THE 4,362 DEBUT THEATRES OF PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END IN 2007).

2 - BIGGEST MIDNIGHT PREVIEW GROSS WITH $18.489 MILLION IN 3,040 THEATRES (BEATS STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH AND ITS $16.9 MILLION IN 2,915 THEATRES IN 2005).

3 - BIGGEST IMAX MIDNIGHT PREVIEWS SET AN NEW RECORD WITH $640,000 (INCLUDED IN THE $18.489 MILLION PREVIEW NUMBER).

4 - BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY GROSS IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $67.850 MILLION (BESTS THE $59,841,919 SET BY SPIDER-MAN 3 IN 2007).

5 - BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS IN BOX OFFICE HISTORY WITH $155.340 MILLION (BESTS THE $151,116 MILLION SET BY SPIDER-MAN 3 IN 2007).

6 - BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS FOR AN IMAX RELEASE IN BOX OFFICE HISTORY WITH $6,214,061 MILLION IN 94 THEATRES WITH $66,107 PER THEATRE. (BESTS THE $4.7 MILLION SET BY SPIDER-MAN 3 IN 2007.) IMAX SHOWING AT FULL CAPACITY $1.9 MILLION ON SATURDAY ALONE.

7 - BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND OF 2008 WITH $151.340 (BEATS INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL'S $101.137 MILLION FROM MAY 23-25, 2008)

8 - BIGGEST JULY OPENING EVER (BEATS PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST'S $135,634,554 ON JULY 7, 2006).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Dark Knight: Record Breaker!



Source: Superherohype

"Box Office Mojo is reporting that Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight has set a new opening day record with $66.4 million in a record 4,366 theaters (including 94 IMAX theaters) nationwide.

With brisk advance sales and early sell-outs reported all week from Fandango, it looks like the latest installment in Warner Bros' Batman franchise has delivered an opening day gross bigger than the previous five movies were able to make in their opening weekends alone. Even though Dark Knight opened with roughly $7 million more than Spider-Man 3 grossed in its opening day last year, to claim the opening weekend record (currently $151.1 million) for The Dark Knight might be somewhat premature, since Spider-Man 3 opened in May with school in session, while theoretically, The Dark Knight could be more frontloaded with so much more interest and demand in seeing it opening day."

Amazing numbers for TDK, full thoughts from me after my IMAX screening on Wednesday night in Glasgow!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Review: The New York Ripper


After a long hiatus and a little more free time I have decided to start writing DVD reviews again for 10k Bullets and I will be reviewing all of UK distributor Shameless Films catalogue starting with their 1st release from October 2007 - Lucio Fulci's "The New York Ripper"

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Edwige Fenech Interview from 1970




Cinema X talks to Edwige Fenech

Source: LoveLock&Load

This interview was first published in Cinema X (Vol.3 number 3) circa 1970 and re-printed in Cinema X 'Super-X Special' No. 4. It is reproduced here as published.


It's not everyone's luck to be born on Christmas Eve. But it happened to actress Edwige Fenech. The date which appears on her passport is December 24 th , 1948, and that makes her twenty-two years of age.

Twenty-two gorgeous years, may I add. Edwige Fenech is tall and slender, moves with grace and elegance and exudes class and culture to a remarkable degree. She lives in Rome , where a short time ago she moved.

“It was a talent scout who invited me to Rome ”, Edwige Fenech tells me, speaking Italian easily and correctly in a sweet, melodious French accent. “I took part in a Miss Universe contest as the representative from France and attracted some attention. I was asked to come to Italy to live and try to get somewhere in movies, and I accepted. At this point I'm very happy I came”


Luigi Cozzi: “But hadn't you already done some work in the French cinema?”

Edwige Fenech: “No. I had just had a few jobs as a photographer's model and had also done some bits in the theatre. The theatre has always been my passion, and I hoped to be successful at it one day. But the cinema came along instead, and I ended up here… I'm happy about it, however, because a whole new world has opened up to me – much vaster than the theatre. After all, that's what films are all about, isn't it?


LC: “Have you been in Italy long?”

EF: “Three years. It's a very beautiful country – in fact, I would say that Rome is the most beautiful city in the world”

LC: “Where is your family from?”


EF: “I come from Nice, just like my parents. I often go there to visit them, but when I can't get away, my mother comes down to see me. Mama is often here in Rome with me. She helps me, keeps me company and has a good time, because Rome is a wonderful city”

LC: “What do your parents think of the career you have chosen to follow? You have made ‘For Adults Only' type pictures for the most part. Wearing just the bear essentials”

EF: “They are happy at the present time and satisfied with what I have been able to do. They know it has been a hard, uphill road for me, and what success I have had has been gotten the hard way. You know, acting with almost all your clothes off doesn't shorten the road to the top. All actresses take their clothes off nowadays, but only a few get there and stay there. I feel I have arrived, and my mother is very happy about it”

LC: “But don't you feel embarrassed about getting undressed on the set?”

EF: “Oh, it's terrible. Especially the first times on the early films… I didn't know how to behave and I was frightfully ashamed. Then I resigned myself to it, rather I got used to it… after all these are things you have to do in the movies whether you like it or not. The public demands it. Certainly it's never pleasant to disrobe in front of so many technicians and fellow actors. I always have the feeling, when I get dressed again, that they are still looking at me as if I had nothing on. And I don't even want to talk about what happens in the theatres where they show my pictures… I went to see MADAME BOVARY again in a first run film theatre, and I turned as red as a beet when I saw myself naked on the screen. Meanwhile the audience began to get noisy and exchange unprintable remarks”

LC: “However, this always happens, in all movies, whenever an actress undresses. Italians as an audience are warm and expressive”

EF: “Yes, but it's not always like that. That picture (MADAME BOVARY) really upset me, but when I saw the scene with the nude buttocks in SOLDIER BLUE, I noticed that the public remained perfectly calm, wasn't noisy and made no remarks”

LC: “Well, excuse me, but that's not a very appropriate example. Candice Bergen didn't have much to do, erotically speaking, in that scene… if that pair of buttocks was really hers. It was a touch of humour more than anything else, with the wagon jolting along and the couple plastered together like slices of salami… in 500 MILLION HIT ON THE NATIONAL BANK, Ursula Andress is nude from beginning to end, but everything is done with such grace and finesse that the picture has not even been prohibited for minors of fourteen years of age. MADAME BOVARY is, on the other hand, more obvious, laying the emphasis on physical eroticism. When the leading lady emerges topless, I think the explosion on the part of the audience is quite understandable”

“Perhaps”, agrees Edwige Fenech with an embarrassed smile. Just talking about this scene makes her blush spontaneously. “I realise it's not a good film, but I also know that doing the role helped me a great deal in that it introduced me to the public by exploiting what I had to offer physically. All in all, I owe a lot of my present success to it”

LC: “Will you continue to accept these sex-kitten roles?”

EF: “If possible, no. At least, if the sex sequences are motivated and justified by the demands of the plot and aesthetic considerations, then I would say yes. But I shall say no absolutely to a picture which presents sex for sex's sake with no other justifications”

LC: “How many pictures have you made so far?”

EF: “Eighteen I believe. Yes, I'm not very satisfied with them, but I must admit they have all been important for getting me before the public and catapulting me up to where I am now. Now I am preparing myself to enter the second stage of my career, and I really would like to make a success with my talent and acting gifts rather than just with my beauty. I'm counting a great deal on a film I've just finished making, THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARD, directed by Sergio Martino on the scenario of a thriller by Ernest Gastaldi. I adore suspense films and think this one in particular is very beautiful, full of chills and special effects.

LC: “What films are your favourites?”

EF: “SOLDIER BLUE, CROMWELL and THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY? Are the first ones which come to my mind. I adore Richard Harris as an actor as well as a man. I think he's great, magnificent – he makes me dream with my eyes open”

LC: “Leaving the cinema aside for a moment, what are your preferences in life?”

EF: “I lead a tranquil, sheltered life. I have a few friends – boys who go to university – solid citizens. I like music too and almost always listen to pop records – Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding. However, when I'm alone and sad, I prefer to listen to classical music: it's more relaxing”

LC: “Do you live alone?”

EF: “I live in an apartment… which I must change, because I'm alone when my mother's not here. Do you know that thieves have tried to break in here twice? Now I'm looking for a new apartment in a safer area. It's the only thing to do, don't you think?”

RIP: Xploited Cinema

Very sad news to hear of the end of Xploited Cinema, perhaps the best Cult DVD supplier out there!

"All good things must come to an end and that time is near for Xploited Cinema! It has been years since we started selling DVDs to the best customers around the world, but we've made a decision to move on. Xploited Cinema will still be around, but we will stop carrying new products and stop stocking catalog titles.

It was a tough decision since through the years everyone here has given 110% of themselves, but it's time to slow down, rest and shift gears to new endeavors. Are we "going out of business"? Not necessarily since we will continue to ship orders in the same efficient manner we always have, but in the short term leading into the long term we will be carrying less new releases and not re-ordering older catalog titles.

Mid July will be the time when you will be noticing no new titles added to the website and older titles taken off the website once we sell out. All current pre-orders will be processed and shipped as normal. Over time you will notice older titles disappearing from the website. We recommend getting what you want now since all titles will not be re-ordered as we run low in stock or sell out.

I would like to thank all of the customers that have stuck around with us since the early 2000s. For years I have corresponded with many of you via emails and have met many of you face to face at conventions. I can wholeheartedly say that we have the best and most loyal customers a business could ever imagine.

As i mentioned before this hasn't been an easy decision since I've given as much as i could to make Xploited Cinema a successful DVD retailing website, but I just can't keep doing this for the rest of my life. We will be around in some capacity for who knows how long dealing with the day in day out activities we have always been doing. The only main change noticed will be the elimination of stocking new releases and older catalog titles. Orders will be processed in the same timely manner as in the past and order and item related questions will be answered promptly.

From the bottom of my heart I would once again like to thank everyone who has been an Xploited Cinema customer through the years!"

Tony Simonelli
July 6th, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Italian Spiderman: Episode 3

Italian Spiderman: Episode 2

Go Nuts for the next thrilling installment!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Italian Spiderman: Episode 1

Here it is, after the sneak peak of the earlier trailer, here is the 1st Webisode of Italian Spiderman!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

X Files 2: I Want to Believe


Trailer for X Files 2 up now at XFiles.com

Gremlins 3???

New British Telecom advert in the UK! We so need another Gremlins movie...


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

New Dark Knight Trailer!


One Word: Awesome!

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Fabulous Life of Tony Stark


With IronMan only a few weeks away, VH1 have done a sort "Lives of the Rich and Famous" spoof for Billionaire Tony Stark - IronMan!

NB. Visible for US IP's only - Will look for a Euro version too!


New Dark Knight Poster!


Nice new poster for TDK, can't wait to see this one!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

British Trash!

Since Britain is in Europe, I suppose this upcoming release from Icon Home Entertainment is really a Eurotrash release of sorts. This release contains "Adventures of a... Taxi Driver, Plumbers Mate and a Private Eye" It's out on June 2nd with an RRP of £19.99! Bawdy British humour at it's best (!).

Friday, April 18, 2008

GI Joe: 1st Scarlett image!


Another image from the upcoming GI Joe Movie, this time it's Scarlett to go along with Snake-Eyes. All in all looking good despite having Stephen Sommers directing (Van Helsing anyone?), I can't wait to see more characters (Zartan especially) revealed to satisfy my inner 12 year old mind that used to play for hours with GI Joe toys!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

10,000 Bullets is here to stay!


Good news! 10,000 Bullets, one of the best movie genre sites is now staying on the good old Interweb, with the webmaster having a change of heart due to all the well wishers out there. Looking forward to more great reviews soon! In fact click the logo and read all about Pinky Violence and one it's main protagonists Meiko Kaji!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Umberto Lenzi Interview


From the recent Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2008 (BIFFF) comes an interview with Italian cult director Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox) courtesy of Wim C over at LoveLockandLoad. Enjoy!

One of the members of the international jury at BIFFF'08 (Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film 2008) was legendary Italian director Umberto Lenzi. Despite a very productive career that spanned forty years and saw him working in genres as diverse as peplums, spy movies, westerns, gialli, war movies, polizieschi and more, he always gets associated with his cannibal movies Cannibal Ferox and Eaten Alive. For this interview I took the opportunity to talk about his gialli and polizieschi.

Note that this interview contains spoilers for Knife of Ice, Seven Bloodstained Orchids and Eyeball.


Friday, April 04, 2008

Italian Spiderman!

A very funny faux trailer of "Italian Spiderman" much like Grindhouse's "Machete" trailer I wish this was getting made into a real movie...

Latest DVD's and Books!

Latest additions to the DVD Trash library:

DVD:


Grindhouse - R2 Japan - Broadmedia(6 Disc Set)
Delinquent Girl Boss 'Blossoming Night Dreams'- R1 - MediaBlasters
Girl Boss Revenge - R1 - Mediablasters

HDDVD:

Too many HDDVD bargains around, it would be rude not to buy them!

Feast
Slither
La Haine
Serpico
Unforgiven
Knocked Up
Battlestar Galactica S1
Fearless
Hot Fuzz
La Mome
Planet Earth
Pans Labyrinth
Transformers

Books:



Commedia Sexy - Cinedelic

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

eBay ahoy!

Culling the DVD Collection at the moment so off to eBay with some of them! Take a look HERE if anything catches the eye! More will be added soon I suspect!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

10,000 Bullets to close!

One of my favourite genre sites, 10,000 Bullets it's closing it's doors, which is a shame as it was a great resource for me before I bought anything and Mike, the creator of the site also let me showcase some of my reviews for the site. I hope it stays online at least for the almost 1000 reviews that have been written.

Source: 10,000 Bullets

"After four years and over 1,000 reviews 10kbullets is riding off into the sunset. This site was started to bring attention to films that where getting overlooked on most websites. Over the years we have achieved what we set out to do and so much more. We would like to thank our readers for showing interest in what we covered as a website. Thank you to all companies who provided us with their products over the last four years. Last but not least we would like to thank all the writers who have contributed and supported the site over the years."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

GI Joe: Snake-Eyes!

While I'm not sure a GI Joe movie was such a great idea, this first image of Snake-Eyes (played by Ray Park) has got me slightly moist!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Femina Ridens/The Laughing Woman Uncut!

Side A Cover
Side B Cover




Source: Shameless

Shameless Screen Entertainment is proud to announce that their 14th April DVD release of The Frightened Woman (aka Femina Ridens) has been approved by Piero Schivazappa, the director of the film.

Witness the ultimate subjugation of a woman to serve the most twisted desires of man in the achingly hip ‘n’ horny Femina Ridens, where the kinkiest urges are played to a deadly conclusion…

The beautifully sensuous Dagmar Lassander stars as Maria, the living sex toy of Dr Sayer (Philippe Leroy) who delights in killing women at the point of orgasm. Sayer’s prolonged campaign of degradation pushes Maria right to the edge of death but the spell she casts on him will lead to the most extraordinary climax of a lifetime!

Stylish, imaginative and deliciously twisted, this kitschy 60s pop art erotica-fest boasts gorgeous set design, an even more alluring leading lady and a heady desire to please the viewer with increasingly bizarre and dangerous sex games.

Rebuilding The Frightened Woman has been a labour of love but thanks to the work of genre expert Marc Morris the Shameless version of The Frightened Woman runs at 86m 03secs compared to the 83m 25 secs run time supplied by the licensor.

What became clear as Shameless compared all the known versions of The Frightened Woman was that various moments had been lost at different points in all of them. Some were merely shaved seconds; others changed the nuance of a scene or missed out important footage. These have been more than enough to prompt fans on the web to start cataloguing the differences with a prime example being this thread on the respected DVD Maniacs forum:

http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/forums/sho...ightened+woman

In order to create this new Shameless version they have used a wide variety of source materials that widely vary in quality but they believe that the end result shows off the film in the complete form it has long deserved to be celebrated in including the correct colour palette.

Shameless have kept director Piero Schivazappa informed throughout the process and asked him to watch through it for them and see if he could give it his seal of approval. He kindly sat through it, with script in hand and felt that, “it is as faithful as it can be to the original script”, and was very happy to see the film brought back to life in this Shameless version declaring, “This IS the version of my film to watch.”

Shameless Screen Entertainment will release The Frightened Woman on DVD at £12.99 on 14th April, 2008. The Shameless director approved cut will run at 86m 03secs and is being released uncut by the BBFC for the first time in the UK. Presentation of the film is in restored 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with a restored 2.0 mono soundtrack. The DVD includes an original theatrical trailer.

A new DVD sleeve celebrating elements of original artwork has been created but as is now a regular feature of Shameless releases, purists can enjoy reverse artwork using an unadulterated Italian poster bearing the Femina Ridens title.

Very nice release indeed! Another pat on the back for Shameless!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Shameless Screen Entertainment


For lovers of the kind of movies this blog promotes I need to bring a new UK DVD company to the fore: They are Shameless Screen Entertainment and have been around for 4-5 months and have a slew of excellent releases and it truly is a joy to see some of these films for sale in the UK.

Shameless Schedule:

01 The New York Ripper (Still cut by around 19 seconds mind you!)
02 Phantom of Death
03 Torso
04 Killer Nun
05 Venus in Furs
06 The Black Cat
07 Flavia the Heretic
08 Manhattan Baby
09 Night Train Murders
10 The Frightened Woman -14th April 08
11 My Dear Killer - 14th April 08
12 Ratman - 31st March 08
13 What Have They Done to Your Daughters? 26th May 08


As you can see they have a fantastic range of releases and despite owning many of these films on other labels, I think I'll be trying to get my hands on Ratman, Phantom of Death and The Frightened Woman to begin with.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Indiana Jones Poster...and Dom DeLuise



Is it just me or does Ray Winstone look like Dom DeLuise? Is Captain Chaos really in this movie!

Rambo: On DVD May 27th



"Lionsgate Home Entertainment has confirmed the official street date for 1-disc ($29.95) and 2-disc special editions ($34.98) of Rambo which stars Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, and Graham McTavish. The latest chapter will be available to own from the 27th May. Each release will carry a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track. The extra material has yet to be revealed for either release I'm afraid, although we can confirm that a digital copy of the film will be included on the 2-disc. A Blu-ray release will also be available for $39.99 with Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and DTS HD 7.1 tracks."

Source: Film-Talk.com

The Equalizer Arrives!

Finally got my Region 1 copy of The Equalizer: Season 1, and it's just as good as I remember! So here is a little interview with Edward Woodward from a recent UK show about TV tough guys!


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Foreign Horror



Two upcoming Euro horror flicks have been catching my eye recently, the first being "[rec]" a Spanish shocker where a TV reporter follows a local fire crew to a building with an elderly inhabitant is trapped and it's only then that a high-pitched scream is heard and the broadcast gets bloody!



TRAILER




The 2nd movie is À l'Intérieur (Inside) starring the lovely Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) and Alysson Paradis who plays a pregnant woman whose life is destroyed by the death of her boyfriend in a car accident...things then go from bad to worse!


TRAILER


Boarding Gate: New Asia Argento Movie

New Asia Argento movie due out soon - not heard much about it, but it looks worth a watch!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Blue Underground go Blu-Ray!


Source: Blue Underground

"We are proud to announce that a number of high definition Blu-ray TM releases are in the works. We will have more information soon."

Great news, lets hope Suspiria or Profondo Rosso are on the way in Blu-Ray!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I've been Blogged!

Got a nice email from Blogged, saying how great the DVD Trash blog was, which was unexpected but kind words are always appreciated.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Rambo: Kill Count



Can't wait to see this at the weekend!

GoogleSchmoogle!

Just out of curiosity I checked out what visitors to the site typed into Google that finally led them to the site! Very interesting...

  • Franco Nero rapidshare
  • brigitte lahaie (In fact this turns up quite a lot)
  • grindhouse japanese
  • turkish trailer
  • dvd trash 5
  • should i stop buying dvds?
  • nick carter killmaster
  • Emanuelle Nera Orient Reportage ita rapidshare
  • diabolik game for sale
  • GIALLO SCRAPBOOK vol.1

10 Ways to Survive a Horror Movie!


Nice little video from Liquid Generation!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Interview: Paura and Fulci


Nice Interview with Mike Baronas in regards to the upcoming Lucio Fulci DVD "Paura"

Click HERE for the interview over at SexGoreMutants!

Another online interview with Mike has appeared over at FilmFanAddict so check it out too!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Street Fighter II - Classic Moments

With StreetFighter IV (thats "four" for all non latin scholars!) on the horizon, I discovered a nice selection of "moments" from the US animated series, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

LoveLockandLoad!!


Just a reminder that the cool cult film site LoveLockandLoad has moved servers and can now be found using this URL - http://lovelockandload.com/

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Box Office: Meet the Spartans nudges Rambo to No.2


Bit of a rant coming up, but how does total garbage like "Meet the Spartans" (from the creators of other classics "Date Movie" and "Epic Movie") beat Stallones other great creation "Rambo" to the No.1 spot at the US Box Office. Ok it only edged out the Italian Stallion by $300,000, but c'mon! How do you even goto the cinema and even be able to ask for tickets to such trash and not be embarassed. Ok, ok, Rambo is no Truffaut or Bunuel, but its a back to basics all out 80's style shoot 'em up that delivers unlike the PG-13 rated version of "Die Hard 4.0" Just hope word of mouth and the fairly good reviews manage to rectify the situation and get John Rambo to No.1!

Source: Box Office Mojo

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Film Drunk on "Atonement"


Film Drunk (great film site btw), recently vented it's displeasure at Keira Knightley's, 7 Oscar nominated movie "Atonement" wondering why it had even been nominated!

Check it out:

"The Oscar nominations are out, and Atonement trailed only There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men (who had eight each) with seven nominations. I dunno, maybe I'm crazy. Maybe stuff actually happening in a movie is too much to ask.

UPDATE: Lest you be tempted to see Atonement to see why I hate it so much (which would sort of defeat the purpose), allow me to summarize it for you:

James McAvoy works as a servant boy at Keira Knightley's house. He breaks her vase. He accidentally sends her a letter saying "I want to kiss your hot, wet, c*nt" instead of the apology letter he meant to send (a lá Road Trip). She reads the note and then bones him because she's a slut. Her younger sister sees them boning and thinks he raped her so she accuses him of rape and he gets sent away. Three years later he joins the army because all armies need someone who knows how to rape chicks and she becomes an army nurse because she wants to see him, because sluts who bang a guy once always wait chastely for three years until he gets out of prison. They meet up. Then later, after they're married, the younger sister comes to apologize and he's all like, naw, whatever bitch. Then it cuts to years later and the younger sister is an old lady now (you can tell it's the same person because of the stupid haircut and mole - chicks generally have the same hairstyle their whole lives), and she's doing an interview about the book she wrote, which tells the story we just watched, and she says that she made it all up and her sister and the dude actually both died in the war. So exciting! So epic!"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

RIP: Heath Ledger


Very sad news indeed, a very young actor (29) and it looked as though his role as "The Joker" in the upcoming "The Dark Knight" could have been his best yet!

Source: SKY News

"A spokesman said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the apartment in the trendy SoHo neighbourhood.

The housekeeper went to tell Ledger the masseuse had arrived and found him dead.

The 28-year-old Australian-born actor received an Oscar nomination for the hit film Brokeback Mountain.

Ledger met his wife, actress Michelle Williams, on the set in 2005.

They lived in Brooklyn and had a daughter, Matilda, but split up last year.

A crowd of paparazzi and onlookers gathered outside the building on Tuesday evening, where several police officers guarded the door.

Ledger played the suicidal son of Billy Bob Thornton in Monster's Ball and had starring roles in A Knight's Tale and The Patriot.

He was to appear as the Joker this year in the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins.

Sky's entertainment correspondent Matt Smith said: "He was not someone who troubled the headlines - he and his partner kept out of the limelight."

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2008 Oscar Nominations


The 2008 Oscar nominations are in...

Best Film
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Actor:
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Tommy Lee Jones - In The Valley Of Elah
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises.

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Laura Linney - The Savages
Julie Christie - Away From Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page - Juno.

Best Director:
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly.
Jason Reitman - Juno.
Joel & Ethan Coen - No Country For Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood.

Monday, January 21, 2008

1st Images of Grindhouse: Japanese 6 Disc Collection




Looking nice and for around £50 from YesAsia it's not too bad a deal for a 6 disc Japanese release.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered

"During down time as Supplement Producers for Media Blasters’ Shriek Show line of DVD releases, Mike Baronas & Kit Gavin walked from one end of Rome to the other interviewing folks for a massive Lucio Fulci book of the same name that was to serve as a companion piece to Stephen Thrower’s Beyond Terror.

With that project currently in publishing purgatory, Baronas decided to compile the 4 years worth of on-camera interviews he had accumulated and create this tribute DVD to his long-beloved director and to fans of Fulci’s work in the hope of shedding some light on who really he was, what he was like to work with and what he means to Italian cinema’s rich history."

A really nice DVD to pick up here folks, especially as Kit Gavin is someone I've talked to quite a bit about Euro Cinema. The DVD is available in 3 flavours, $25 (DVD standalone), $35 (autographed by Giovanni Lombardo Radice) or $275 (Collectors DVD plus the autographs of around 50 EuroCult legends)

The DVD is available now from HERE

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Better late than never...


Finally got the DVD's I ordered in Amazon's Black Friday sale from way back in November, with "Volver" (hence the gratuitous Penelope Cruz image), "The Lives of Others" and "300" safely added to the collection. Strangely the Raquel Welch western, "Hannie Caulder" took only a few days to arrive from Oz, very odd! Finally the already infamous "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" has also arrived from Tony at Xploited, so a nice weekends viewing is in order!