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Saturday, 29 March 2014
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Friday, 28 March 2014
The film has been directed this time by David Hartman, a long time collaborator with Corscarelli, who also co-wrote the script with him.
• Audio commentary with actress Ingrid Pitt, director Peter Sasdy, screenwriter Jeremy Paul and author Jonathan Sothcott
• Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life of Ingrid Pitt Featurette
• Vintage audio Interview with Ingrid Pitt
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery
• Reversible Cover Artwork
The film is released May 6th from Synapse films.
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Thursday, 27 March 2014
The film is released to UK cinemas May 30th.
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Saturday, 22 March 2014
The case also contains a collectors booklet, featuring stills and artwork from the film, along with linear notes by Brad Stevens. However, the pictures contain major plot spoilers, so don't read the book till after you've watched the film.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
This specially curated season give fans old and new a chance to get re-acquainted with favourite companions Jamie McCrimmon, Jo Grant and Sarah Jane Smith, rogue Time Lords such as The Master, Omega and The Rani and all those iconic monsters including Daleks, Cybermen, Sea Devils and Ice Warriors.
The classic Doctor Who series complements the growing segment of cult television series available on the channel. Wonder Woman, Xena: Warrior Princess, New Twilight Zone, Star Trek and The Invaders fill the daytime schedule, reflecting the expansion of the channel acquisitions into the fantasy, adventure, and science fiction genres. Doctor Who will have been the first taste of frightening television for many Horror Channel viewers, and following on from the show’s record-breaking 50th anniversary celebrations last year, they will now have the opportunity to relive those terrifying moments and exciting cliff-hangers again.
Do not miss an episode starting April 18th.
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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- Behind-the-scenes featurette by Lloyd Kaufman
- Cast/Crew Audio Commentary
- Fake Commercials from the Future
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Friday, 14 March 2014
Set in the not too distant future, at a military research facility. Scientist Vincent McCarthy (played by former Bond villain Toby Stephens), is trying to perfect an artificial intelligence program, that will give brain damaged soldiers a second chance at life.
Soldiers suffering from severe brain trauma are given chip implants, which keeps them alive, but leaves them unable to think, or feel any emotions. But Vincent hopes his research will help them to become Human again. Though his real interest, is that he's hoping he'll also be able to use the software to help his terminally ill daughter.
American scientist Ava (Caity Lotz - "The Pact") is brought in to help, as they think her software might hold the key. But when she realises that something sinister is going on at the facility, she is killed under very suspicious circumstances. Leaving Vincent to try and carry on her work.
Building a prototype robot programmed with Ava's software, which looks uncannily like her, it quickly begins to adapt and learn, as well as taking on human characteristics. But the scientist in charge, Thomson (Dennis Lawson, who "Star Wars" fans will recognise from his role of Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy) isn't interested in a conscientious robot, as he wants an automated killing machine that will obey his commands. So he proceeds to conduct his own tests, whilst Vincent is out of the facility.
But Thomson isn't the only one who's got his own agenda going, and some of the implanted soldiers may not be quite as unfeeling or as unthinking as we were lead to believe...
A difficult sort of film to categorise, I'd say it's more of a sci-fi thriller. It's certainly not a horror movie or an action film as such. In many ways it came across like a feature length
Usually I go for films that are fairly fast paced or action packed. In this case I think it was the atmosphere that hooked me. There was this brooding malevolence that seemed to permeate the entire film, as you know something sinister is going on in the background, either with the how Thomson is treating the wounded veterans that Vincent and the others are supposedly trying to "help" or with the implanted soldiers, who exchange strange glances with each other and talk in incomprehensible binary talk, and you just know that something is going to kick off at some point, but you don't know what until it finally happens.
Obviously, the subjects of how much of a person can you replace with machinery before they actually become one and at what point does artificial intelligence become "alive" are subjects that have been dealt with many times before in fiction, but I found this story particularly compelling.
It's well shot, making good use of visuals and the film's dark atmosphere is emphasised by composer Tom Raybould's haunting electronic score, which reminded me of "Blade Runner", "Hardware" and some of those other downbeat films, where the future really isn't looking so bright.
Of course, whether you'll like this depends on your love of sci-fi dramas. If you're looking for another "Terminator", or "Robocop", you won't get it here. However, if you're looking for an interesting sci-fi tale, this one comes highly recommended and is already looking at scoring very highly on my list of top ten films of 2014.
The review disc I was sent did not contain any extras, however I have been reliably informed that the release copies will contain some special features. So if and when I find out what is included I will amend the review accordingly.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
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Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Saturday, 8 March 2014
- Donald Cammell's short The Argument (1972) with an optional commentary by Sam Umland
- Into the White - an interview with co-cinematographer and Steadicam wizard Larry McConkey
- Deleted scenes, with an optional commentary by Sam Umland
- Flashback scenes before the bleach bypass process was applied
- Original opening credits featuring John Diehl, an actor cut from the final film
- Theatrical trailer
The case also features reversible sleeve artwork, with original and newly commissioned art by Nathanael Marsh and also contains a special collector’s booklet, featuring new writing on the film by Brad Stevens and Sam Umland.
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The film is released to US DVD April 1st and is available to order from Amazon.com
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers), Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street) and Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (Young and the Restless) star in the film directed by James Cullen Bressack ("To Jennifer", "Hate Crime" and "13/13/13").
In the vein of "Hostel" and "The Grudge", "Pernicious" follows the plight of three American beauties whose dream summer adventure in Thailand quickly turns into a nightmare when they unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind...revenge.
“VMI is thrilled to acquire the worldwide rights to Pernicious and to further diversify our slate with such an intriguing and beautifully shot feature film,” said Relis. “We look forward to sharing Pernicious with an eager global audience.”
“We are proud that Pernicious was one of the first films to be produced under the newly formed Benetone Hillin Entertainment banner,” said Hillin referring to the recent merging of Hillin Entertainment USA and Benetone Films, the largest foreign film production company in Thailand. “The film reflects the high quality, universally marketable feature films shot in breathtaking and unique locations that BHE is committed to producing. We are excited that Pernicious is now in the extremely capable hands of VMI.”
The film will be released to disc and on-demand shortly.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
The film stars Iain De Caestecker (Filth) and Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) as a young couple fighting to make it through the night when they find themselves trapped in a maze of country roads.