Short Film JACK ATTACK Premieres May 18th
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May 18, 2013, 7:0
Norton, the director of the short film TOMORROW'S BACON and
the award-winning PENNY
DREADFUL, will be premiering the new Halloween holiday-themed
short film JACK ATTACK on Monday, May 20th, which he co-wrote and co-directed
with Antonio Padovan. The film will be
screened at 5:00 p.m. at Manhattan's Clearview Chelsea Cinemas (260 West 23rd
Street, just off 8th Avenue). Audience
members are instructed to go to the theater, where they will then be directed
to the show where the cast and crew will be in attendance. There will also be a Halloween-themed
reception taking place following the movie.
ATTACK was produced by Joe Zaso (best known for Timo Rose's BARRICADE) and Lucia Bellini and
stars Helen Rogers (V/H/S) as a young woman who gets far more than she
bargained for when she babysits a boy named Jack (Tyler Rossell) and his little
dog on Halloween night.
ATTACK is the ultimate trick disguised as a treat. A gut-wrenching spin on
Halloween and baby-sitting - you'll
never look at pumpkin seeds the same way againβ¦
StudioCanal Launches Worldwide Search for Missing Footage from THE WICKER MAN
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STUDIOCANAL LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE APPEAL TO RETRIEVE
ORIGINAL MISSING FILM MATERIALS FOR HORROR CLASSIC THE WICKER MAN:
40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TO RESURRECT AND
RESTORE FOR UK CINEMA AUDIENCES
LONDON, UK, 30th April 2013 - STUDIOCANAL, with the
endorsement of director Robin Hardy, today launched a world-wide public appeal
to locate original film materials relating to legendary horror classic THE
WICKER MAN, originally released in 1973, in celebration of the cult film's 40th
marks the 40th anniversary of the THE
WICKER MAN'S original release. In celebration of this and continuing its
project to conserve, restore and release for future generations the best of
Classic British cinema, STUDIOCANAL today announces its intention to release
the most complete version of the film possible. The now widely lauded film was
released with minimal promotion in 1973 as second feature of a double bill with
DON'T LOOK NOW. The version
exhibited to audiences was significantly shorter than director Robin Hardy's
original vision. In what has now become an apocryphal episode in British film
history, the negatives disappeared from storage at Shepperton Studios, were
then allegedly used as landfill in the construction of the nearby M4 motorway,
and are considered lost forever.
are now appealing worldwide to film collectors, historians, programmers and
all-round fans to support the campaign and come forward with any information
relating to the potential whereabouts of original materials.
Robin Hardy comments: "I never
thought that, after forty years, they would still be finding lost fragments of
my film! We thought all of THE WICKER MAN had gone up in flames, but
fragments keep turning up and the hunt goes on!"
General Manager UK Home Entertainment John Rodden adds: "The Wicker Man is
not only a great horror film, it is a true classic that grows in stature as the
years pass. We're now appealing
to the public to help us create the most definitive version possible. ''
special facebook page has been created to serve as a forum for the search to
continue. For further updates and to join the conversation with any news please
THE WICKER MAN: A SHORT
In 1973, Robin Hardy's debut film THE
WICKER MAN fell victim to a boardroom takeover at distribution company
British Lion, and had its release temporarily shelved. A finished version of
the film that director Hardy was happy with had been delivered with a running
time of 102 minutes.
When it did finally reach UK cinemas that year, with
little fanfare or promotion, and as part of a Double Bill with DON'T LOOK NOW, 15 minutes had been cut,
leaving the film's running time a trim 88 minutes.
Director Robin Hardy and the other filmmakers had not been involved and did not
approve of this new version.
few years later when Hardy tried to track down his original version, he was
told that all the negative trims from it that had been stored at Shepperton
Studios had been thrown away, and the only ''original negative''
was now the 88-minute version. He finally managed to ascertain that Cult US
Director Roger Corman still had a print of the full-length version, and this
was used for the US theatrical release. Corman's print has been missing since the 1980's and only poor quality 1''
video material is known to exist of this version.
THE WICKER MAN
Additional Dates for Midnight Screenings of Amir Shervan's SAMURAI COP
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Amir Shervan's 1989 film SAMURAI COP,
starring Robert Z'Dar, Matt Hannon and Jannis Farley, has been unearthed by Cinema Epoch and is now available in a
DVD special edition for a limited time on Amazon.com prior to the film's June
4th, 2013 DVD street date. Click here
to purchase this new DVD. Do not fooled
into purchasing the inferior DVD from Guilty Pleasures (an imprint of Media
Blasters) that was released in 2004.
This new version is superior.
going through boxes last year in a studio vault in California, both Cinema
Epoch President Greg
Hatanaka and Cinema Epoch Producer and Director of Acquisition's Douglas Dunning (he's also
a cult actor and voice over
artist) discovered the original 35mm camera negative to the late Mr. Shervan's
film which has now been newly restored in high definition.
COP will also be screened at midnight on May 31, 2013 at the Landmark's
Nuart Theatre in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. Tentatively scheduled to appear in person at
the screening on the 31st are actor and stuntman Gerald Okamura, actors Jimmy
Williams and Mark Frazer, film composer Alan DerMarderosian, cinematographer
Peter Palian, and Ben Shervan (the late director's son). There will also be a limited number of
pre-signed DVDs autographed by actor Robert Z'Dar for purchase at this
COP's Facebook page can be found here.
screenings will also be taking place at:
10 & 11 at 12:30m - Egyptian
Theatre, Seattle, WA
31 & June 1 at Midnight - Uptown
Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
7 at Midnight - River
Oaks Theatre, Houston, TX
7 at Midnight - E
Street Cinema, Washington, DC
7 at Midnight - Ritz
at the Bourse, Philadelphia, PA
14 & 15 at Midnight - Inwood
Theatre, Dallas, TX
28 & 29 at Midnight - Sunshine
Cinemas, New York, NY
28 & 29 at Midnight - Esquire
Theatre, Denver, CO
Goblin to Perform SUSPIRIA Score in Accompaniment of Film
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Goblin, the progressive Italian rock group best known
here in the States for scoring some of Dario Argento's best-loved films (DEEP
RED, SUSPIRIA, TENEBRE, PHENOMENA, and I CAN'T SLEEP), is reuniting and scheduled
to make their US performance debut in Texas this coming October as they perform
live their film score to SUSPIRIA as the film is being screened.
The Housecore Horror Film Festival will be the function
that Goblin is performing at and is scheduled to include some of the former
members of Goblin, including frontman Claudio Simonetti.
Goblin was originally scheduled to make their US debut at
Cult Con 2000 in Tarrytown, NY thirteen years ago, however circumstances
dictated otherwise. Here is hoping that
thirteen proves to be a lucky number this time around...
Taking place during October 25 - 27, 2013 at Emo's in
Austin, TX, the Housecore Horror Film Festival will also be screening 35mm prints of THE EVIL DEAD, THE BEYOND, ZOMBIE and MANIAC,
NEKROMANTIK 1 & 2 (with Jorg Buttgereit in-person) and THE MANSON FAMILY
(with Jim Vanbebber in-person). There will
also be a look at Coffin Joe with with AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL and THIS
NIGHT I'LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE. Other
bands playing include Anselmo's Down, Eyehategod, Warbeast and more.
For more on the festival, click here for its official site.
The Housecore Horror Film Festival
Chiller Theatre Convention This Weekend
The Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo will be held once again this
weekend at the the Sheraton
in Parsippany, NJ. The list of guests is huge and is expected to
Antonio Sabato, Jr.
and many more...
Also on hand will be dozens of vendors selling movies, posters, photos,
magazines, model kits, t-shirts and the requisite paraphernalia related to all
Friday - 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit Chiller's website for more info.