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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

John Wayne's Coolest Scenes #38: Matters and Things, "The Big Trail" (1930) (video)

Breck Coleman (John Wayne) returns to the wagon train after a long absence... the surprise of the bushwackers who thought him dead.

Breck makes it clear that he still has unfinished business with them.

Read our review of "The Big Trail" HERE.

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


"Cinderella: Anniversary Edition" On Digital and Movies Anywhere June 18 and on Blu-ray™ June 25 -- See Trailer HERE!

“Cinderella: Anniversary Edition”, the newest release in the Walt Disney Signature Collection

On Digital and Movies Anywhere June 18 and on Blu-ray™ June 25

In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation.

The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.


The Anniversary Edition of “Cinderella” offers two all-new extras: “Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film.

Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of “Cinderella,” showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.


Monday, May 20, 2019

Dead Guy Comes Back To Life In 3 Stooges Comedy ("Pals and Gals", 1953) (video)

During a poker game in "Out West" (1947)...

...the Stooges slip bad guy "Doc" Barker a doctored drink.

Doc reacts badly, but survives.

In the loose remake, "Pals and Gals" (1953), much of this footage is repeated...

...only this time, in a newly-filmed scene, "Doc" dies. 

Or does he?

Oops! Thanks to a bit of careless editing, Doc's is back!

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


Sunday, May 19, 2019

"RONDO" -- A Pulpy World of Sex, Murder and Revenge Served Piping Hot From Artsploitation Films -- See Trailer HERE

Pulp-Drenched Rondo Out on DVD & VOD June 4th
Part Black Comedy, Part Slasher, Part Revenge Thriller. All Exploitation!

Paying homage to the grindhouse features of the 1960s & '70s, Drew Barnhardt's Rondo is a darkly sexual, craftily stylized and wildly entertaining crime and revenge melodrama. 

This film festival and critics favorite will come out on DVD and VOD June 4th.

“Twisted” - Bloody Disgusting
“A classic in the making” - Starburst Magazine
"A pulp novel come to life…thoroughly entertaining.” - Haddonfield Horror
“A modern day low-budget exploitation masterpiece.” -  Nightmarish Conjurings
"Amazingly blackly funny and extremely violent!" - Beneath the Underground
“Its sleaze is a class act." - Eye For Eye

Synopsis: Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot.


Title: Rondo: Director: Drew Barnhardt; Starring: Luke Sorge, Brenna Otts, Ketrick “Jazz” Copeland, Gena Shaw; Country: USA; Year: 2018; Running Time: 88 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: English; Aspect Ratio:  1.77:1; UPC: 851597006759; SRP: $14.95

Special DVD Features:

    Director’s Commentary
    Delete Scenes
    Selected music commentaries with composer Ryan Franks (27 min)
    The artwork of Rondo (poster art and lobby cards set to music) (3 min) 

Copyright © 2019 Artsploitation Films, All rights reserved.


STAR WARS Ending Set To Chris Squire's "Safe (Canon Song)" (video)

Just an idea we thought might be fun to do...

...for fans of Star Wars and Chris Squire (legendary bassist for Yes).  

"Safe (Canon Song)" can be found on Chris Squire's excellent solo album "Fish Out Of Water."


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


"BLOOD VESSEL" Scares Up Cannes Premiere - Action, Adventure and HORROR!

Film Mode Entertainment

Scares Up A Cannes World Market Premiere for


Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment features a remarkable cast, state-of-the-art visual effects and raises the genre bar for action adventure horror films

CANNES (May 19, 2019) -- Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment is thrilled to announce the World Market Premiere of BLOOD VESSEL. The new action adventure horror film stars NATHAN PHILLIPS (THESE FINAL HOURS), CHRISTOPHER KIRBY (STAR WARS: EPISODE III, THE MATRIX RELOADED), ROBERT TAYLOR (THE MATRIX), ALYSSA SUTHERLAND (Vikings) and JOHN LLOYD FILLINGHAM (EXAM, RUSH).

The cast boasts combined box office earnings in the hundreds of millions of dollars (US).

Screenings in Cannes take place on May 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Palais B and again on May 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Gray 3.

"We're extremely excited to show BLOOD VESSEL for the first time to buyers in Cannes,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment.

“The stunning visual effects are so impressive, interwoven with an exhilarating storyline; our clients are in for the ride of their lives.”

BLOOD VESSEL is directed by JUSTIN DIX, an award-winning director and special effects supervisor who played an integral role in the special effects team behind THE BABADOOK, the multi-award winning psychological horror feature. DIX heads up Wicked of Oz studios, which caters to the ever expanding film industry in Australia and has played a part in practically every Australian genre film to come down the pike in recent years.

Having worked with such iconic directors as George Lucas and Roger Donaldson, DIX’S first feature film, CRAWLSPACE, nabbed numerous awards, including best special effects, best music, best sound design and best picture at top film festivals around the world.

Co-written by JUSTIN DIX and JORDAN PROSSER, BLOOD VESSEL takes place somewhere in the North Atlantic, in 1945. Barely surviving on a life raft in the middle of the Atlantic they are forced to seek rescue from a passing Nazi ship. Once aboard, they discover the ship to be abandoned, with signs of a bloody struggle. As they investigate further, they discover pillaged Romanian artifacts and an enemy far deadlier than those they faced on the battlefront.

“The team we assembled was top notch and it shows in the special effects. We’re thrilled Film Mode is bringing BLOOD VESSEL to market. They’re a great fit for this uniquely thrilling, and captivating film,” said Dix.

No stranger to sci-fi thrillers, producers STEVEN MATUSKO (THE OSIRIS CHILD, BETTER WATCH OUT, TERMINIS), STEVEN MCKINNON (BUOYANCY) and BRETT THORNQUEST (THE OSIRIS CHILD, BETTER WATCH OUT, TERMINIS) are at the helm of the action adventure horror film.

Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world excluding Australia and New Zealand.

About Film Mode Entertainment
Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent titles include CRYPTO starring Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth and Alexis Bledel, BAILEY AND DARLA starring Brittany Snow,Sam Richardson and Vivica A. Fox, STAGE MOTHER starring Academy Award-nominee Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier, BURN starring Josh Hutcherson and Suki Waterhouse, and RABID, a reimagining of David Cronenberg’s 1977 Cult Horror Classic, directed by the Soska Sisters. Previous releases include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, and THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring Academy Award nominee James Caan. Film Mode accelerated their growth and expanded their capabilities by entering into a partnership with SCREEN MEDIA, representing their catalogue of over 600 titles, including WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance, and MONSTER, starring Charlize Theron who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress for the film. The company also has its own distribution arm, as well as a documentary label, DocMode. Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

CANNES FIRST LOOK -- Agata Alexander’s "WARNING" Featuring Annabelle Wallis

First Look of Annabelle Wallis Who Plays ‘Nina’ in Agata Alexander’s Sci-fi Thriller


Warning explores the meaning of life when vastly disparate lives collide in interweaving stories set in the near-future earth. 

The ensemble cast includes Alice Eve, Rupert Everett, Thomas Jane, Tomasz Kot, Garance Marillier, Alex Pettyfer, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Annabelle Wallis.

Produced by Anova Pictures and Film Produkcja. The Exchange is handling foreign sales and ICM Partners is handling North America.


How To Eat Walnuts The Curly Way (3 Stooges, "Dizzy Detectives", 1943) (video)

Moe, Larry, and Curly are cops on the verge of a big case.

But first, Curly takes time out for some walnuts.

He doesn't have a nutcracker, but that doesn't stop him.

Then he throws the filling away and eats the shells!

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


Friday, May 17, 2019

John Wayne Vs. Forrest Tucker: Furious Fight Scene From "Chisum" (1970) (video)


John Wayne and Forrest Tucker play competing cattle barons in Lincoln County.

They're destined to eventually go head to head in a fight to the death.

While this is one of Duke's most exciting and furious movie fights...
...he was unhappy with how often his stuntman's face was visible.

Still, both actors did a lot of their own fighting in this scene.

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


Creature Documentary "TERROR IN THE SKIES" Soars to Digital HD June 7th -- See Trailer HERE!

Small Town Monsters Announces Release of "Terror in the Skies"

Documentary of Encounters with "The Chicago Mothman" Across the Prairie State

Available on DVD and Digital HD June 7th

Los Angeles, CA -- Small Town Monsters has announced the nationwide Digital HD and DVD release of Terror in the Skies.  Director Seth Breedlove explores hundreds of years of terrifying reports of encounters with massive, winged creatures around the Land of Lincoln. From Alton's man-eating Piasa Bird legends to recent Chicago sightings of a creature said to resemble West Virginia's infamous Mothman, Terror in the Skies takes an in-depth look at a centuries-old mystery.

The latest folklore documentary from the team behind the miniseries "On the Trail of Bigfoot", Terror in the Skies will be available to rent or own on Amazon Instant Video, Vimeo OnDemand, DVD and VIDI Space starting June 7th, 2019.

Terror in the Skies promises to open viewers' minds to the possibility that such a beast could exist by way of believable witnesses and fascinating photographic, video and audio evidence. Small Town Monsters made waves in 2017 with their documentary The Mothman of Point Pleasant, which Terror in the Skies acts as a "spiritual sequel" to and one that will be concluded in 2020 by the final chapter in their Mothman trilogy, The Mothman Legacy.

Terror in the Skies is narrated by author, musician and television personality Lyle Blackburn. It is co-written by Seth Breedlove and Mark Matzke, with cinematography by Zac Palmisano, an original score by Brandon Dalo, and sound design by Jason Utes.

SRV Films and Santino Vitale handled VFX and the film contains original illustrations by Matt Harris and Brian Serway. The film is produced by Seth and Adrienne Breedlove. Authors Loren Coleman and Troy Taylor are featured alongside numerous others.

Journey to the heartland of the Midwest in this new documentary which offers an in-depth look at an ongoing phenomenon.  Director Seth Breedlove contacted numerous witnesses and investigators who claim to have seen massive beings in the sky as recently as last year. One of the most recent, and popular stories in recent years has been an ongoing wave of sightings of a red-eyed, shapeless creature dubbed "the Chicago Mothman".

Terror in the Skies (Official Trailer)

Pre-order on Vimeo
Pre-order on DVD from Small Town Monsters

Terror in the Skies: English / USA / 68 min