Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Three acclaimed cinematic classics join the collectible Paramount Presents line with the Blu-ray release of A PLACE IN THE SUN and NASHVILLE on August 10, 2021 and BUGSY MALONE, making its U.S. Blu-ray debut on August 31, from Paramount Home Entertainment.




 

Three acclaimed cinematic classics join the collectible Paramount Presents line with the Blu-ray release of A PLACE IN THE SUN and NASHVILLE on August 10, 2021 and BUGSY MALONE, making its U.S. Blu-ray debut on August 31, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

A PLACE IN THE SUN

Director George Stevens’ masterwork A PLACE IN THE SUN won six* Academy Awards® and is widely considered one of the finest works of America cinema.  Remastered from a 4K film transfer in celebration of its 70th anniversary, the film is presented on Blu-ray with a brand-new Filmmaker Focus featuring film historian Leonard Maltin talking about George Stevens and the innovative film techniques he used for this unforgettable story of ambition, passion, and betrayal.  The disc also includes previously released bonus content, including commentary by George Stevens, Jr. and Ivan Moffat, retrospective cast and crew interviews, and a segment on George Stevens featuring filmmakers who knew him.

 

Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, a young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters is the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects.

 

NASHVILLE

Director Robert Altman’s seminal film NASHVILLE remains an essential classic of 70s cinema with its complexly textured portrayal and critique of America’s obsession with celebrity and power.  Newly remastered from a 4K scan of original elements, the film is presented on Blu-ray with a new featurette entitled “24 Tracks: Robert Altman’s Nashville.”  The disc also includes a previously released commentary by Altman.

 

Fittingly, NASHVILLE is Volume 24 of the Paramount Presents line as the film follows 24 distinct characters with intersecting storylines over five days in the titular city.  The phenomenal ensemble cast includes Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Shelley Duvall, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, and Barbara Harris.

 

BUGSY MALONE

Acclaimed director Alan Parker redefined the movie musical with his first feature-length film, BUGSY MALONE, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.  Available for the first time in the U.S. on Blu-ray, the film has been remastered from the original elements for this limited-edition release. The Blu-ray includes a new Filmmaker Focus delving into this early work from the director of FameThe Commitments, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Mississippi Burning, and Evita.

 

Set in 1929 New York City, BUGSY MALONEcaptures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers—all portrayed by child actors. As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster leads a talented cast.  Parker’s sharp script, combined with the music and lyrics of Paul Williams, makes for an irresistible satire that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

 

The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Discs come in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of each film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  Each disc also includes access to a digital copy of the film.

 

About Paramount Presents

This collectible line spans celebrated classics to film-lover favorites, each from the studio’s renowned library.  Every Paramount Presents release features never-before-seen bonus content and exclusive collectible packaging.  Additional titles available in the Paramount Presents collection on Blu-ray include: Fatal AttractionKing CreoleTo Catch a ThiefFlashdanceDays of ThunderPretty In PinkAirplane!, Ghost, Roman Holiday, The Haunting, The Golden ChildTrading Places, The Court Jester, Love Story, Elizabethtown, The Greatest Show on Earth, Mommie Dearest, Last Train From Gun Hill, 48 HRS., Another 48 HRS., and Almost Famous. 

 

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies

Sunday, June 6, 2021

I was a guest on a very special podcast. Check it out!

 Sam Hatch AKA “Culture Dog” as well as Ryan Cushing and Maxeene “The Laserdisc Queen” Davlin are a part of the Laserdisc Wolfpack, a group of movie and pop culture enthusiasts who love the undead format that is laserdisc and they were awesome enough to invite me to participate on their podcast everyone should check out. So here is a link to view it below and thank you Sam, Ryan and Maxeene for not only having me on, but always being awesome and all of you are too so click on the link be below and check it out!


https://youtu.be/MEqI1phVxpk






Monday, May 24, 2021

Friday the 13th is coming… in a Killer New 8-Movie Blu-ray™ Collection




Eight Feature Films Plus Hours of Special Features Arrive August 10, 2021, in Time for this Year’s Only Friday the 13th

 

Take a ride down memory lane with everyone’s favorite p



sychotic killer Jason Voorhees in the new 
FRIDAY THE 13th 8-MOVIE COLLECTION on Blu-ray, arriving August 10, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Get ready for the only Friday the 13th of the year on August 13th with this to-die-for collection, which includes newly remastered versions of the first four films in one of the most influential and successful horror franchises in cinematic history.   This must-have set for fans of heart-stopping horror is gushing over with hours of previously released special features including slashed scenes, making of featurettes, killer commentaries and much, much more.  The set also includes access to digital copies of all eight movies, including the “uncut” edition of the original Friday the 13th.

 

Return to the terror of Camp Crystal Lake and re-experience all the screams, scares, and creative kills.  From the too-often ignored warnings of Camp Crustal Lake’s “death curse,” through an ever-increasing body-count that culminates on the streets of New York City, the hockey-masked mayhem is unleashed and unstoppable.

 

The eight films in the collection areFriday The 13thFriday The 13th Part 2, Friday The 13thPart 3, Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning, Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, andFriday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Almost Famous. Cameron Crowe’s newly remastered classic debuts in 4K Ultra HD and in a limited-edition Blu-ray on July 13th



 


Arriving July 13, 2021, Releases Include Both the Theatrical and Bootleg Cuts Along with Extensive New Bonus Content

 

Academy Award® winner* Cameron Crowe’s deeply personal and universally entertaining coming-of-age film ALMOST FAMOUS turns 21 in style, arriving for the first time on 4K Ultra HD in a limited-edition Steelbook, as well as in a new limited-edition Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line on July 13, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  In addition, UMe has compiled multiple iterations of the film’s Grammy® Award-winning soundtrack, including a limited-edition Uber Box set arriving July 9, 2021.

 

“We are extremely proud to revisit ALMOST FAMOUS with a very special bounty of goodness,” said Cameron Crowe.  “For the first time, we’ve created a Deluxe Soundtrack that features nearly every song from the film, along with Nancy Wilson’s wonderfully evocative score.  We’re also thrilled to finally preserve both versions of the film, along with a collection of rare new bonus features, on these beautiful new 4K and Blu-ray releases as part of Paramount Presents.  Long live physical media!”

 

About the 4K Ultra HD

Meticulously remastered from a new 4K film transfer under the supervision of Crowe, ALMOST FAMOUSis presented in stunning 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10 for ultra-vivid picture quality.**  The limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook includes both the original theatrical cut (plus access to a digital copy) and the beloved Bootleg cut (aka “Untitled”), along with new bonus content offering a backstage pass into the creative process through a new interview with Crowe, extended scenes, rock-school sessions, a look at the casting and costumes, and more.  Previously released bonus content is also included as detailed below:

·       Filmmaker Focus—Cameron Crowe onAlmost FamousNEW! 

·       Casting & Costumes—NEW!

·       Rock School—NEW!

·       Extended Scenes—NEW!

·       Odds & Sods—NEW!

·       Audio Commentary with Cameron Crowe and Friends (Bootleg cut)

·       Intro by Cameron Crowe

·       The Making of Almost Famous

·       Interview with Lester Bangs (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)

·       Cameron Crowe’s Top Albums of 1973

·       “Fever Dog” music video 

·       “Loves Comes and Goes” (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)

·       Rolling Stone Articles (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)

·       B-Sides (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)

·       Cleveland Concert (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)

·       “Small Time Blues”

·       Stairway (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)

·       Script

·       Theatrical Trailer

·       Hidden Talent (Unhidden Easter Eggs)

 

About the Limited-Edition Blu-ray

ALMOST FAMOUS will also be available in a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc™ and is—fittingly—Volume #21 in the Paramount Presents line.  With collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments, the release includes the remastered versions of the theatrical cut for the first time on Blu-ray (plus access to a digital copy) and the Bootleg cut, along with the bonus content listed above. 

 

About UMe’s Soundtrack Releases

To complement the 4K Ultra HD and Limited-Edition Blu-ray releases, UMe has compiled multiple iterations of the film’s  Grammy® Award-winning  soundtrack, augmented comprehensively in the limited-edition Uber Box set that encompasses an expanded soundtrack with five CDs, seven 180-gram black vinyl discs, and a brand new 7-inch for Stillwater’s “Fever Dog.” The expanded soundtrack includes songs from The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Who, and Yes, plus all the songs created for the film’s fictional aspiring rock group Stillwater, most written for the movie by Cameron Crowe, Heart’s Nancy Wilson and Grammy Award-winning guitarist, Peter Frampton.  

 

The Uber Box includes bonus items such as a 40-page photo book and memoir housed in a film-prop-replica of William Miller’s high-school notebook; the first-ever complete William Miller cover story on Stillwater as a 1973 Rolling Stone newsprint; two replica ticket stubs; and a Stillwater tour poster. Exclusively available only in the Uber Boxset is a Stillwater Cleveland concert poster and a backstage poster; six film-prop-replica backstage passes (some seen throughout the film); three film-prop-replica business cards for Dick Roswell (Stillwater road manager), Lester Bangs (Creem magazine), and Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone magazine); and three photo prints of cast members. Along with the thirteen-disc Uber Deluxe box, Universal is issuing two six-LP editions—one on black vinyl, the other with colored vinyl discs; a five-CD Super Deluxe set including 102 tracks, 36 of them previously unreleased songs; a separate 12-inch vinyl EP with all 6 of Stillwater’s songs; a Record Store Day exclusive with the 7 original demos of the Stillwater songs, five performed by Wilson the other two by Frampton; a two-LP vinyl version of the original soundtrack album; a two-CD Deluxe Edition of the original soundtrack.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- interview clips with Tom Cruise & Christopher McQuarrie to celebrate the 25th anniversary

 


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the very firstMission: Impossible film this week, Tom Cruise and director/screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie took a break from the set where they’re filming the franchise’s latest installment to look back on Cruise’s path from actor to producer, why he chose Mission: Impossible as the first film he wanted to produce, his memories of working with director Brian De Palma, and more. 

 


Tom Cruise on Producing His First Film—Mission: Impossible- https://youtu.be/HxOhoSPOsmc

Tom Cruise on Coming Up with Famous Mission: Impossible Scenes- https://youtu.be/EoC4Q5oKllg

Tom Cruise Talks Mission: Impossible Budget Surprises- https://youtu.be/Q0TKEYO0MGY

Tom Cruise on Shooting the Vault Sequence-https://youtu.be/o64jvXbf0RQ

Tom Cruise on Director Brian De Palma- https://youtu.be/t89HQqhlqFM

Tom Cruise on the Mission: Impossible Franchise-https://youtu.be/x0TIsM_WKwU

 

Mission: Impossible was originally released on May 22, 1996, thrilling audiences with its breathtaking and action-packed story of secret agents and international espionage.  A newly remastered 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is available now from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Gillian Anderson Joins Season Two of Hulu's "The Great"

Today, Hulu announced that Gillian Anderson will be joining the cast of the second season of Emmy, SAG, Golden Globe and WGA-nominated series “The Great.” See below for announcement bullets and attached for a preferred headshot (photo credit: Richard Phibbs). Thank you!

 

  • Gillian Anderson (“The Crown,” “Sex Education,” “The Fall” and “The X-Files”) will join the cast of Hulu’s critically-acclaimed Original comedy series “The Great” in a two-episode appearance as Catherine’s (Elle Fanning) mother, Joanna.
  • Joanna is a glamorous socialite from Germany, sometimes also known as the “maestro of marriage” for her abilities to arrange high profile partnerships for her daughters. She has heard rumors of her daughter’s coup and come to Russia to see it for herself. Though the apple of Catherine’s eye and a doting mother, it soon becomes clear Johanna has more sinister intentions to save her family’s reputation. 
  • “The Great” is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia's history. With only occasional historical facts, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.
  • “The Great” is created, written and executive-produced by Oscar and Emmy-nominated writer Tony McNamara and executive-produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult,  Mark Winemaker and Matt Shakman. 
  • The series is from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Shudder Presents George A. Romero's THE AMUSEMENT PARK





THE AMUSEMENT PARK WILL BE AVAILABLE 
EXCLUSIVELY ON SHUDDER ON JUNE 8TH
On Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ

Synopsis
Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation and produced by Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, The Amusement Park stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is perhaps Romero’s wildest and most imaginative movie, an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older, and is an alluring snapshot of the filmmaker's early artistic capacity and style and would go on to inform his ensuing filmography. The “lost” film was restored in 4k by IndieCollect in New York City.

Runtime: 52 min
Language: English
Country: USA

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

INDIANA JONES 4-MOVIE COLLECTION- New Franchise Trailer and New Trailers For All Four Films



4K Ultra HD Set Arrives June 8, 2021

INDIANA JONES | Franchise Trailer 
https://youtu.be/DanNhL_Poh8

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE | Official Trailer 
https://youtu.be/DKg36LBVgfg

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL | Official Trailer 
https://youtu.be/kTJy1rFBtVw

INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK | Official Trailer 
https://youtu.be/0xQSIdSRlAk

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM | Official Trailer 
https://youtu.be/WBdyLyijZhU


 Celebrate the 40thAnniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark with All Four Indiana Jones Movie Adventures on 4K Ultra HD for the First Time

 

INDIANA JONES 4-MOVIE COLLECTION

 

Deluxe 4K Ultra HD Set Arrives June 8, 2021

 

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 15, 2021) – Relive the unforgettable exploits of world-renowned, globetrotting hero Indiana Jones in spectacular 4K Ultra HD when the INDIANA JONES 4-MOVIE COLLECTION arrives in a new 4K Ultra HD set June 8, 2021 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

The cinematic classic that started it all—Raiders of the Lost Ark—celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, having first introduced audiences to the man with the hat on June 12, 1981.  Forty years later, the legendary hero continues to captivate new generations of fans.

 

Now, for the first time ever, all four films are available together in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10 for ultra-vivid picture quality and state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos® audio*.  Each film has been meticulously remastered from 4K scans of the original negatives with extensive visual effects work done to ensure the most pristine and highest quality image.  All picture work was approved by director Steven Spielberg.

 

In addition, all four films were remixed at Skywalker Sound under the supervision of legendary sound designer Ben Burtt to create the Dolby Atmos® soundtracks.  All original sound elements were used to achieve the fully immersive Dolby Atmos® mixes while staying true to each film’s original creative intent.

 

The INDIANA JONES 4-MOVIE COLLECTIONincludes a collectible booklet with behind-the-scenes images from all four films.  Each film is presented on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc with original theatrical trailers and access to digital copies.  The set also includes a Blu-ray with seven hours of previously released bonus content as detailed below:

·       On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark

§  From Jungle to Desert

§  From Adventure to Legend

·       Making the Films

§  The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981 documentary)

§  The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark

§  The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

§  The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

·       The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull(HD)

·       Behind the Scenes

§  The Stunts of Indiana Jones

§  The Sound of Indiana Jones

§  The Music of Indiana Jones

§  The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones

§  Raiders: The Melting Face!

§  Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (with optional pop-ups)

§  Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations (with optional pop-ups)

§  Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute

§  Indy’s Friends and Enemies

§  Iconic Props (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)

§  The Effects of Indy (Kingdom of theCrystal Skull) (HD)

§  Adventures in Post Production (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)