Tuesday, September 19, 2017

THE DARK TOWER Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Debuts on Digital October 17 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD October 31

“It delivers Idris Elba as an action hero” ~ Scott Mendelson, FORBES
Based on the Best-Selling Book Series by Stephen King
Starring Idris Elba and Academy Award® Winner Matthew McConaughey 
Debuting on Digital October 17
 On 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD October 31
Blu-ray Includes Deleted Scenes, Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, and more!

CULVER CITY, Calif. (September 19, 2017) – Idris Elba (Prometheus) and Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013) star in THE DARK TOWER, the epic adventure based on the Stephen King book series, debuting on digital October 17 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD October 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland, the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from destroying the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle. THE DARK TOWER also stars Tom Taylor making his feature film debut, Katheryn Winnick (“Vikings”), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Best Supporting Actor, Little Children, 2006).
THE DARK TOWER Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material, including deleted scenes, a blooper reel and “A Look Through the Keyhole,” which features three vignettes narrated by Roland and The Man in Black.  Also included are five behind-the-scenes featurettes that capture the imagination of fans. The filmmakers and Stephen King reveal the plot points that allowed the film to pay tribute to everything great about Stephen King’s novels while making it a whole new experience for fans in “Last Time Around.”  Fans step inside the fully realized sets and locations that play host to the physical embodiment of Stephen King’s Mid-World in “The World Has Moved On …”. For “The Man in Black,” Matthew McConaughey takes the audience inside his perceptions and process for portraying the villain Walter, aka The Man in Black. Fans go behind the scenes and inside the stunt team’s process for creating the action-packed battles in “The Gunslinger in Action”.  Stephen King discusses the journey from his book series to screen in “Stephen King Inspirations.”
Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King. The last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. 
From Columbia Pictures and MRC, directed by Nikolaj Arcel from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel, THE DARK TOWER was produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins and executive produced by G. Mac Brown and Jeff Pinkner.
Digital & Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel
  • A Look Through the Keyhole
  • Five Featurettes
    • “Last Time Around”
    • “The World Has Moved On…”
    • “The Man in Black” 
    • “The Gunslinger in Action”
    • “Stephen King Inspirations”
DVD Materials Include:
  • Blooper Reel
  • Two Featurettes:
    • “The Man in Black”
    • “The Gunslinger in Action”
THE DARK TOWER has a run time of approximately 98 minutes and is rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action.
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Twin Peaks Season Three Blu-ray and DVD art.

Twin Peaks Season Three Blu-ray and DVD art.

I got this image from the Twin Peaks Wiki site, which lists the release date as being December 5th, 2017. I could not confirm this today, but along with a bunch of TV on BD reviews being posted, I will post more when I can confirm this.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Opening date announcement: Francesca Eastwood in M.F.A. in theaters, VOD + HD Digital October 13

A Powerful Thriller About Campus Sexual Assault 
Starring Francesca Eastwood  Opens In Theaters, VOD and HD Digital October 13, 2017

"Eastwood harnesses the kind of tenacity she's previously displayed ... adding rich emotional layers to a demanding role."  - Kate Erbland of IndieWire 

"Francesca Eastwood gives a stirring, sterling performance, transforming from a wallflower into a dynamic powerhouse" - Screen Anarchy

Dark Sky Films proudly announces the release date of M.F.A., a critically acclaimed powerful thriller starring Francesca Eastwood in a stand out role. The film, from female director and female screenwriter, takes on the searing current issue of sexual violence on campus. M.F.A. will be released on October 13th.

M.F.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the 2017 SXSW festival, tells a gripping story of a young woman forced to take action to protect herself in "perhaps the bravest, rawest rape-revenge thriller yet" (No Film School). Noelle (Francesca Eastwood, Final GirlOutlaws and Angels), an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born - retribution is the inspiration she's been waiting for.

M.F.A. was directed by Natalia Leite (Bare) from a debut screenplay by actress Leah McKendrick (Bad Moms). McKendrick also co-stars in the film along with Clifton Collins Jr. (Westworld, Knight of Cups).

The film received glowing reviews upon its world premiere at SXSW. Variety's Andrew Barker said, "An unapologetically feminist, female-centric take on the oft-problematic (and oft-male-gaze-dominated) rape-revenge thriller genre ... Leite directs with a bracing, assertive style." Brad Miska of Bloody-Disgusting called it "intensely engaging, thought-provoking, and also mesmerizing." "Spectacular, risky and wonderfully realized by Natalia Leite," said We Live Entertainment's Nick Casaletto. 

Directed by: Natalia Leite (Bare
Written by: Leah McKendrick (Bad Moms)
Produced by: Shintaro Shimosawa (Misconduct, The Grudge), Mike C. Manning (Disney's Cloud 9, Folk Hero & Funny Guy)
Cast: Francesca Eastwood (Final GirlOutlaws and Angels), Clifton Collins Jr. (HBO's Westworld, Triple 9, Weightless), Peter Vack (Mozart in the Jungle, I Just Wants My Pants Back)  
Language: English
Genre: Thriller / Horror

THEATER LISTINGS: Opening October 13th
New York, NY - Cinema Village
Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Music Hall
Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center
Kansas City, MO - Screenland Armour Theater
Seattle, WA - Grand Illusion Cinema
Denver, CO - Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
Tampa, FL - Tampa Theater
Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
Portland, OR - Clinton St. Theater

Wednesday, September 13, 2017





10th Anniversary sequel to Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth

LOS ANGELES, CA – Parade Deck Films have acquired theatrical distribution rights to the new film, THE MAN FROM EARTH: HOLOCENE.  A theatrical release date of October 13 has been set for the film with its opening weekend in Los Angeles and New York and a platform release plan to follow.  The new movie from filmmaker Richard Schenkman marks the 10 year anniversary sequel to the 2007 sci-fi cult classic, JEROME BIXBY’S THE MAN FROM EARTH.  The original film is currently ranked among IMDb’s top 50 Science Fiction films of all time and was an early digital platform success story on Netflix and Amazon.  The sequel stars David Lee Smith, reprising his role from the original film, Vanessa Williams as his companion and Michael Dorn as his colleague.  William Katt also returns for the sequel. 

THE MAN FROM EARTH: HOLOCENE catches up with John Oldman (David Lee Smith), the 14,000 year-old “Man from Earth” who is now comfortably hiding in plain sight as a college professor in Northern California.  His existence comes crashing down when four students discover his deepest secret, putting his life in grave danger and potentially shaking mankind to its very soul.  

Schenkman is still in awe of the reception the original MAN FROM EARTH film received on a worldwide scale. Schenkman shared, “It truly became a cult phenomenon.  Even without a major commercial release, the film has garnered well over 140,000 votes on IMDb, and more than 607,000 ratings from Netflix users. It’s played festivals all over the planet, and everywhere I go, I meet fans whose lives have been touched by this picture. It’s truly humbling.” 

Despite the international success of the original film, Schenkman resisted making a follow up until he was able to come up with a concept that was on-par with the quality of the original film’s screenplay, the last script ever completed by legendary sci-fi author Jerome Bixby. Fans around the world have been waiting 10 years for more tales of Professor John Oldman.  

THE MAN FROM EARTH: HOLOCENE stars David Lee Smith (Fight Club), Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty”), Michael Dorn (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), William Katt (“The Greatest American Hero”), Sterling Knight (“Sonny with a Chance”), Akemi Look (A Wrinkle in Time) and Brittany Curran (“The Magicians”).  

Additionally, the 10th Anniversary Special Edition of JEROME BIXBY’S THE MAN FROM EARTH will be released in November 2017 from MVD Entertainment featuring an all-new HD master on both Blu-ray and DVD.  The release will include a new 88 minute documentary, THE MAN FROM EARTH: LEGACY, produced by Richard Schenkman chronicling the history of the film and its lasting impact.



Sept 12, 2017 - New York, NY – At this year’s 15th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival, broad-ranged character actor Brad Dourif, beloved to fright fans as the voice of killer doll Chucky, will receive the event’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, Oct. 28. The prestigious trophy honors Mr. Dourif for his long-ranging contributions to horror cinema, and the actor will accept in person.

Brad Dourif began his career on the stage where he was eventually noticed by Milos Forman and cast as Billy Bibbit in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, a role which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He has brought his craft to classic genre films including the John Carpenter-scripted EYES OF LAURA MARS; David Lynch’s DUNE and BLUE VELVET; and William Peter Blatty’s THE EXORCIST III. Dourif gained further renown for voicing Chucky in the CHILD’S PLAY franchise, the latest film of which, CULT OF CHUCKY, debuts this fall.

13 features and 31 short films make up this year’s festival, which opens Thurs Oct. 26, with a range of films including New York premieres of Mitchell Altieri’s THE NIGHT WATCHMEN; Norbert Keil’s REPLACE starring Barbara Crampton; Benjamin Arfmann’s DISMISSED starring Dylan Sprouse; Richard Stringham’s CLOSE CALLS; and Mathieu Turi’s HOSTILE starring Javier (IT) Botet; and the North American premiere of Michael Mongillo’s ghost story DIANE.

The festival runs October 26–29, at CinĂ©polis Cinemas, 260 West 23rd Street., at the corner of 8th Avenue and 23rd Street in the heart of New York’s Chelsea district, just one block over from the famed Chelsea Hotel, once home to Sid Vicious, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Arthur C. Clarke.

The NYC Horror Film Festival was born in 2002 by filmmaker Michael J. Hein as a venue for newer independent horror filmmaking. After Michael’s passing in 2011, the festival created the Michael J. Hein Achievement Award to celebrate the hard work and perseverance of creators in the field. George Romero was the first recipient of the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by other classic scaremeisters including Rob Zombie, Roger Corman, Frank Henenlotter, Robert Englund, Stuart Gordon, and the beloved late Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Angus Scrimm, and Herschell Gordon Lewis.

The full schedule for the New York City Horror Film Festival is here: