HK and Cult Film News's Fan Box

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Final Duel Without Music: "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (1966) (video)





This is intended to emphasize the importance of Ennio Morricone's music...

(as well as Sergio Leone's skillful editing)

...to the overall effect of this classic sequence.


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!



Share/Save/Bookmark

Friday, August 17, 2018

Camera Crew Visible In "Man With The Golden Gun" (James Bond, 1974) (video)




In this one, Bond (Roger Moore) needs to retrieve a golden slug...

...which a belly dancer is wearing in her navel.
Bond is rudely interrupted.

A mirror is knocked askew, and...
...the camera crew becomes visible.

You have to slow it way down to see it.
But it's fun knowing that it's there.


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!




Share/Save/Bookmark

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Most Extreme Transformation Scene Ever? "The Beast Within" (1982) (video)




"The Beast Within" (1982) was an old-fashioned monster movie made in the heyday of practical makeup effects.

More than anything, the trailers sold this climactic transformation sequence.

Paul Clemens' performance as the monster emerges is first-rate.

It begins with applied makeup and prosthetics.
The first fake head with protruding tongue looks pretty fake, but is quite a shock.

Air bladders were just getting big in SPFX makeup at the time.
This scene really pushes the technique past the limit.

One makeup artist admitted that by the final stage...
...they were just seeing how big they could inflate that fake head. 


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!





Share/Save/Bookmark

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lon Chaney Wolf Man-To-Man Transformations (Universal 1941-1945) (video)




Lon Chaney Wolf Man-To-Man Transformations (Universal 1941-1945)

"The Wolf Man" (1941)
"House of Frankenstein" (1944)
"House of Dracula" (1945)


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!






Share/Save/Bookmark

Unravel the Mystery of "DIANE" in Theaters and On VOD This September -- See Trailer HERE



A Wounded Vet Finds Himself Transfixed by "DIANE"

Random Media Releases Michael Mongillo's Haunting Feature

Opens at LA's Arena Cinelounge on September 7th
Available Nationwide on Cable and Digital VOD September 17th


"Fantastically other worldly" -- Horror Talk
"Disturbing" -- Eye for Film

Los Angeles, CA - Random Media is crossing over to the other side with the limited theatrical and nationwide VOD release of Michael Mongillo's Diane, the story of a wounded veteran and the beautiful corpse he stumbles across that leads him down a rabbit hole.


Diane held its world premiere at FrightFest in London, where BritFlicks described Mongillo's latest as "Jacob's Ladder meets Memento".  The film later had its US premiere at the New York City Horror Film Festival and was a nominee for Best Independent Limited Release at the Rondo Classic Hatton Horror Awards.

Diane will open in Los Angeles September 7th at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset, followed by a launch on Cable and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play and Vudu, on September 17th.

Los Angeles September 7th Release:
Arena Cinelounge Sunset
6464 Sunset Blvd
Lobby Level
Los Angeles, CA 90028

WATCH THE TRAILER:



Steve's lingering physical and emotional scars from the war in Afghanistan plunge him into a soulless routine.  He continues his drab existence until the corpse of a beautiful singer, Diane, is dumped in his backyard, shaking him back to reality. Steve takes a photo of her before calling the police and soon he becomes obsessed with the dead woman's image. Steve is scrutinized by the police, becoming the prime suspect hassled by Diane's widower, and attacked by self-righteous neighbors. Before long, the malevolent ghost of Diane begins to work a dark spell that leads Steve to strange and startling revelations.

Diane: English / USA / 82 minutes



Share/Save/Bookmark

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

SummerScreen Presents 'DIE HARD' in McCarren Park! Wednesday, August 15



Celebrating Its 13th Year...
NORTHSIDE MEDIA PRESENTS
 
SEE DIE HARD ON WEDNESDAY, 8/15 | RSVP HERE
  
FREE, EVERY WEDNESDAY THIS MONTH
AT MCCARREN PARK

AUDIENCE CHOICE - VOTE NOW 

"One of the crown jewels of summer outdoor movie season" -- Time Out New York

BROOKLYN, NY - Brooklyn's favorite FREE Film and Concert Series has returned this summer to McCarren Park for its 13th consecutive year! Taking place every Wednesday in July and August, the weekly event will screen eight films in the park and will offer food, beverage and live music. Screenings continue on Wednesday, August 15th with Die Hard!

Screenings kicked off last month with Jawbreaker. The lineup for this year includes cult classics, comedies, and fan favorites such as Hackers, When Harry Met Sally, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. In addition, there will be a seventh musical themed night and film with the eighth film will be Audience Choice and announced mid to late August. Contenders for this year's audience choice include classics like High Fidelity, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Bad Boys, You Got Served, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Voting is now open HERE.


Attendees can enjoy awesome food and beverage choices from local vendors around the NYC area. Doors open at 6pm, live music starts at 7:30pm and the film will begin at sundown!

2018 SummerScreen Line up
August 15: Die Hard
August 22: Musical Movie
August 29: Audience Choice - voting is now open!

Brooklyn artist Bethany Robertson has handcrafted limited edition posters for each film and SummerScreen event, which will be showcased at each screening.

SummerScreen, presented by Northside Media, is the longest-running event series of Northside Media, which creates exceptional content and experiences for passionate music, innovation & food communities. SummerScreen would like to give a big thanks to SHOWTIME® and Rx Bar all their support.

"We could not be more thrilled to announce that SummerScreen will be back for its thirteenth year," says Northside founder Danny Stedman. "We've carefully handpicked each feature film and hope that New Yorkers will continue spend their Wednesdays with us, their friends and families in beautiful McCarren Park. We've got a number of surprises in store this year and are excited to share them with the community."

Keep updated with SummerScreen
Website: www.summerscreen.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SummerScreen
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SummerScreenBK
Instagram: @summerscreen


Share/Save/Bookmark

"LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON" -- Celebrate the Final Season of the Groundbreaking TV Variety Series that Became a Cultural Touchstone On 9/4




CELEBRATE THE FINAL SEASON of THE GROUNDBREAKING TV VARIETY SERIES THAT BECAME A CULTURAL TOUCHSTONE

ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN:
THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON

Street Date: September 4, 2018
DVD SRP: $39.95


Available for the Very First Time at Retail, the 6-Disc Set - the Final Single Season Installment of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-Winning Series -- Features 24 Complete, Remastered Episodes Loaded with Classics Yuks and an Unbelievable Roster of Guest Stars Including Steve Allen, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, James Caan, Johnny Carson, Howard Cosell, Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Jack Klugman, Michael Landon, Rich Little, Don Rickles, Vin Scully, Mark Spitz, Sally Struthers and Many More!

WATCH THE TRAILER:


By the time "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" signed off the air on March 12, 1973 with 140 trailblazing episodes across six seasons, the show had become a cultural touchstone without peer. Winner of the 1969 Golden Globe® for "Best Television Show" and the most watched program on television during its first two seasons, "Laugh-In" was an integral part of the fabric of '60-'70s America. ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON, the final single season installment of the series from the TV DVD archivists at Time Life, will be released on September 4 in a set featuring all 24 re-mastered episodes from the last season of the landmark show (September 11, 1972-March 12, 1973).


Broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank, "Laugh-In" was hosted by straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin, who led a gaggle of goofballs through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. Anything and anyone in the public eye was a target. Political correctness? Forget it! The series received a makeover in its final season with a new cast members including comedian Patti Deutsch, folksy singer-comedian Jud Strunk, ventriloquist act Willie Tyler & Lester and giddy Goldie Hawn look-alike Sarah Kennedy, a new set, a bevy of new Downtown Beauties, and the show's musical director Ian Bernard and His Band playing live during some of the party scenes.


In THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON, Carol Burnett signs the Laugh-In autograph book and takes one on the chin. Phyllis Diller tickles the funny bone and the ivories with a little Bach. With their always critical and humorous eye, the "Laugh-In" crew saluted guns, law and order, adult books,
morality, the circus, Thanksgiving, beautiful people, sports, commercials, California, the family, airlines, actors, the '50s, and the Summer of '72. And, as always, the Sixth Season includes such classic features as "Cocktail Party," "Fickle Finger of Fate," "Here Comes the Judge," "The Joke Wall," "General Bull Right," "Big Al," "Ernestine" and "Edith Ann," "The Swizzles," and "Robot Theater."


A stellar constellation of celebrities lined up to be part of the final season, and TV audiences thrilled to appearances by Steve Allen, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, James Caan, Johnny Carson, William Conrad, Howard Cosell, Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Sandy Duncan, Nanette Fabray, James Farentino, Robert Goulet, Jack Klugman, Michael Landon, Steve Lawrence, Rich Little, Don Rickles, Vin Scully, Mark Spitz, Sally Struthers, John Wayne, Henny Youngman, and many more! And by the time Ruth Buzzi and the daffy firewomen utter the last "Goodnight, Dick," ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN had solidified its standing as one of the most groundbreakling TV Variety shows ever. 

CAST
Dan Rowan
Dick Martin
Lily Tomlin
Ruth Buzzi
Arte Johnson
Gary Owens
Ann Elder
Dennis Allen
Richard Dawson
Moosie Drier
Tod Bass
Brian Bressler
Patti Deutsch
Sarah Kennedy
Jod Strunk
Willie Tyler & Lester
Donna Jean Young

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Format: DVD/6 Discs
Running Time: 1234 minutes
Genre: TV DVD/Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Stereo

About Time Life
Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.


Share/Save/Bookmark

Backward Shot Of John Wayne In "Chisum" (1970) (video)




"Chisum" opens with an iconic zoom-in shot of the Duke sitting on his horse.

But the unnatural movement of the horse's tail indicates that it's a reverse shot...

Only at the end of the movie do we see the same shot again, but in forward motion.


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!



Share/Save/Bookmark

Musical Thriller "DEAD ENVY" Opens in LA August 24th, Digital HD September 3rd -- See Trailer and Pics Here!




Random Media Rocks into Theaters With

"DEAD ENVY"


Musical Thriller Opens in Los Angeles August 24th
Debuts on Cable VOD and Digital HD September 3rd


Los Angeles, CA - Random Media has announced the limited theatrical and nationwide VOD release of Harley Di Nardo's Dead Envy, a thriller following an aging rocker who finds himself in over his head when he thinks he meets the perfect protege.

The semi-autobiographical debut feature of writer-director Di Nardo and co-writer Stacy Hullah, Dead Envy had its world premiere at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, where the filmmakers took home the prize for Best Thriller.


Dead Envy will open in Los Angeles August 24th at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset, followed by a launch on Cable and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play and Vudu, on September 3rd.

Los Angeles August 24th Release:
Arena Cinelounge Sunset
6464 Sunset Blvd
Lobby Level
Los Angeles, CA 90028

WATCH THE TRAILER:



Aging Rock artist David Tangier's sense of identity is all but destroyed as he works cutting hair to provide a comfortable life for himself and his wife. His sound and age bind him to the Rock of the 2000's, where his band Katatonic Spin once ruled the scene. David cannot tolerate that his entire existence has fallen prey to the persona of "the has been."

By taking one last long shot at maintaining his integrity, David sets out to organize the follow-up album that he never had the chance to make. When Javy Bates, a mysterious young musical talent shows up for a job at David's salon, this Rocker thinks he has found a solution to his alienation. Initially guarded, Javy soon opens up... as he has an agenda of his own.

Dead Envy: English / USA / 71 minutes



Share/Save/Bookmark