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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Forrest Gump" Exclusive One Week IMAX Release and Diamond Luxe Blu-ray Edition




FORREST GUMP CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH EXCLUSIVE ONE-WEEK IMAX® RELEASE ON SEPT. 5
 
LOS ANGELES – July 29, 2014 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced that Robert Zemeckis’ Academy Award® Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump will get an exclusive one-week IMAX® re-release, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the film’s original theatrical release in 1994. The film will be digitally re-mastered for the immersive IMAX® format and released domestically by Paramount Pictures in IMAX® theatres starting September 5.
 
Forrest Gump, which won six Academy Awards including Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Director, will also receive a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment September 30. The Diamond Luxe edition features a new sleek and durable collector-style packaging, with a state-of-the-art sophisticated design.
 
“As a ground-breaking achievement in both cinematography and visual effects for its time, Forrest Gump has become a modern American movie classic,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to once again collaborate with our longtime friends and partners Bob Zemeckis, Tom Hanks and Paramount. This film deserves a platform like The IMAX Experience® to help make its 20th anniversary one to remember.”
 
“On behalf of the entire Forrest Gump family, it is with great pleasure and pride that we bring Forrest Gump back to the big screen using the latest technology for the ultimate IMAX experience,” said producer Wendy Finerman.
 
Originally released in theaters by Paramount Pictures, Forrest Gump stars Hanks in the title role, a man who — despite his sub-normal IQ — led an extraordinary life, with a ringside seat to many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. The award-winning film went on to gross more than $675 million at the global box office, of which nearly $330 million came from North America, making it the highest-grossing film of all time when it was released in 1994.
 
The film also stars Robin Wright, Sally Field and Gary Sinise in his Oscar-nominated role as the cantankerous Lieutenant Dan.
 
The IMAX release of Forrest Gump will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
  
 
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
 
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WBUltra.
 
About IMAX CorporationIMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
 
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing.  As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.
 
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).
 
 
 
 
 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

ANNA -- DVD review by porfle




One good thing about ANNA (2013) is that Mark Strong plays a good guy and I can like him now instead of just thinking of him as the loathesome Frank D'Amico from KICK-ASS. That is, I can appreciate his acting better now that I've seen him portray the two extremes so well. Of course, those of you who have seen him in a lot of other movies already know this, but while you were watching them I was watching "Hopalong Cassidy" westerns instead.

Anyway, he does a great job as John, a psychic "memory detective" who's down on his luck after suffering a seizure while rooting around in someone else's mind. It seems that the woman's painful memories of home invasion and rape, which we see John observing as a helpless onlooker, have triggered traumatic recollections of his own dead wife and child.

Sebastian (the great Brian Cox of MANHUNTER and X2: X-MEN UNITED) heads the firm John works for and offers him an easy job to help get him back on his feet. John must go to the huge country estate of the Greene family and get their teenaged daughter Anna (Taissa Farmiga, HIGHER GROUND, THE BLING RING), who is starving herself, to eat something. When they meet, Anna displays the usual cryptic, evasive attitude we expect (which, we assume, helps mask her insecurities), and the two trade cat-and-mouse dialogue while feeling each other out.


But what seems like a simple task proves both difficult and disturbing when John starts wandering through this troubled and apparently very damaged girl's labyrinthian psyche. Not only that, but he begins to suspect that the genius-level Anna is playing him by creating false memories to hide her own guilty past while portraying herself as a perpetual victim of everything from sexual abuse at home to extreme bullying at school.

(And who the heck's that weird guy with the mustache who keeps popping up in Anna's memories and following John around?)

What starts out as a leisurely-paced, very low-key character study--slickly filmed and with solid production values--gradually turns into a deepening mystery-thriller which has us hooked before we know it. The story grows more interesting with each new layer of uncertainty as we wonder if John is being used, and by whom--by Judith, the attractive security employee who monitors Anna 24/7 (Indira Varma, who played Therese Wanz in the mini-series "Comanche Moon")? By Anna's father, Robert, who may be guilty of who knows what? By the enigmatic Sebastian? Or perhaps by Anna herself, who seems to get creepier and more manipulative every time we see her?


Naturally, the movie really takes off during the mind-link scenes between John and Anna, which I found riveting. These get really good when John starts losing control of the sessions and we never know what's going to happen or whether or not we're seeing actual memories or images that Anna is staging for John's benefit. If the latter is true, then Anna is a cold-blooded murderer who poisoned three of her classmates. If not, then who's trying to make her look like one, and how are they doing it?

Mark Strong, as mentioned before, is quite effective as a likable good guy with whom we can identify. The same goes for Taissa Farmiga as Anna, at least until we start suspecting her of being some kind of monster, at which point her performance seems to get even better. The rest of the cast are fine, especially Brian Cox, who can do no wrong. The film itself is eye-pleasing and nicely rendered--a good feature debut by director Jorge Dorado after specializing in short subjects.


The DVD from Vertical Entertainment is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (2.35:1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. I reviewed a barebones screener and thus can't comment on whatever extras, if any, the final DVD may have.

It all comes to a spooky, darkened-house finale that had me on the edge of my seat before twisting all the various plot threads around each other like a braid. ANNA has elements of such films as MINORITY REPORT, THE DEAD ZONE, and THE SIXTH SENSE (with a score that sounds like something out of the latter by way of THE DARK KNIGHT), but it doesn't really try to be that grandiose. It's more like slipping into a vivid dream that gradually devolves into confusion, uncertainty, and, finally, fear.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

HALLOWEEN COMPLETE COLLECTION Bonus Features and Specs



Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set.  This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles. 

 
Please see full listing below for each disc in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition:

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)
Bonus Features:
  • HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Television Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

 
Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
  • Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

 
Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)
Theatrical Version
Bonus Features:
  • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
  • Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
  • “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore...
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” - Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

 


 
Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version
 
Tech Specs:
Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

 
Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” - Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

 
Disc 6Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
  • Theatrical Trailer
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

 
Disc 7 -- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
  • Halloween 5: On The Set
  • Halloween 5: Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

 
Disc 8 -- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut
Bonus Features:
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English

 
Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
  • NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
  • NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
  • NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
  • NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
  • NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
  • NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
  • NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
  • Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
  • Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
  • Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

 
Disc 10 -- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Bonus Features:
  • Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
  • NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

 
Disc 11 -- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
  • Alternate Endings
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette: “Head Cam”
  • Storyboard Analysis
  • Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
  • Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Home Video TV Spots
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

 
Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)
Bonus Features:
  • Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
  • Re-Imagining Halloween
  • Meet The Cast
  • Casting Sessions
  • Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish

 
Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
  • Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)
 
Tech Specs:
Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English

 
Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted And Alternate Scenes
  • Audition Footage
  • Make-Up Test Footage
  • Blooper Reel
  • Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
  • Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines
 
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
Subtitles: English

 
Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
  • John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN – The Extended Version (In HD - TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
  • Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of HALLOWEEN
  • Featurette: HALLOWEEN UNMASKED 2000
·         Featurette: The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4: FINAL CUT
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
  • Featurette: Inside HALLOWEEN 5
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
  • HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH Radio Spots
  • TV Spots – HALLOWEEN 4, HALLOWEEN 5, HALLOWEEN (2007) and HALLOWEEN II (2009)
  • Photo Galleries -- HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN 4 and HALLOWEEN 5
Tech Specs:
1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono

 
Is it September 23rd yet? J
 
 
 
 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

THE PERFECT HOUSE -- DVD review by porfle



Betraying hardly a hint of the shocking bloodbath it will eventually become, Wild Eye Releasing's THE PERFECT HOUSE (2012) starts out on a darkly humorous note with an average family having dinner with a burly, grey-haired neighbor with whom they've had an ongoing dispute over a borrowed weed-whacker.

It's a bit misleading, since we're led to think that this darkly tongue-in-cheek attitude will extend throughout the film. It does, in fact, last until about the halfway point, at which all humor suddenly disappears and the whole thing becomes a wallow in gratuitous gore, torture, and perversion in which absolutely nothing is sacred.

The opening segment ends just as the point of ultimate outrage over the errant weed-whacker is reached, but the aftermath (which we won't see until much later) is hinted at during the following story in which a real estate agent tries to unload the now-vacant house on a couple of prospective buyers who can't understand why it's going for such a steal.


If you're like me, then the MILF-a-licious Monique Parent will definitely ring your chimes as the seductive real estate agent who seems more interested in sharing a bed with house-hunters Marisol and Mike than selling them one. She, in fact, is the only interesting thing about this plotless segment which will pretty much go nowhere, especially after it's interrupted by a flashback.

A black-and-white interlude (during which we discover why Monique is hesitant to show the couple the basement) tells of a highly dysfunctional family in which the father dotes on his teenage daughter to an unhealthy degree while his son feels left out. The mother, meanwhile, is an overbearing harpy who berates them all mercilessly night and day.

When the four of them are forced to seek shelter in the basement from an oncoming tornado, the situation suddenly erupts into lots of squishy gore effects replete with dismembered body parts and an overall ambience of splatter. Not really a story per se, more of a vignette in which we wonder who's going to emerge alive from all the hacking and spewing going on in that shadowy darkness, it's kind of interesting. But again--no plot.


Suddenly, we fast-forward into another basement-based situation in which the house's next owner, a serial killing yokel played by Jonathan Tiersten ("Ricky" from SLEEPAWAY CAMP), keeps a woman captive in a chain-link cage while he forces her to be his "audience" and watch him dispatch one victim after another.

Holly Greene is actually pretty funny as the caged woman who must wearily deal with each frantic "newbie" in the adjoining cage and who keeps up with the days of the week by what is done to her ("All I know is I get fed on Wednesdays and raped on Fridays").

It's here, however, that THE PERFECT HOUSE veers into unrelenting torture porn, and, while the sequence ends in fairly satisfying fashion, it serves merely as an appetizer for the all-out bloody horror that is the utterly mortifying climax of the "weed-whacker" story.


Sick, grotesque, and "appalling" in the truest H.G. Lewis sense of the word, this is fifteen or twenty minutes that will test your tolerance for torture-tainment and perhaps cause you to question your own sanity for sitting through it. The closest it comes to having a story can be summarized with the line "A bunch of insanely horrible stuff happens, the end."

As the mother of the luckless family who meet their frightful fate in the basement of horror, co-producer Felissa Rose probably does more screaming here than in all her other movies combined. And for good reason, too. (It's too bad she doesn't share any screen time with SLEEPAWAY CAMP co-star Jonathan Tiersten.) Her husband Jeff--who should've returned that damn weed-whacker--is played by John Philbin of TOMBSTONE and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD.

I reviewed a barebones screener for this movie and thus cannot comment on extras. The press release states: "The DVD release of The Perfect House (SRP $14.95) will exclusively include over two hours of bonus features: behind the scenes featurettes, cast interviews, footage from the national theatrical tour, special effects featurettes, Q&A footage and an alternate ending."

The level of gruesome carnage found in THE PERFECT HOUSE will be old hat to some (namely, those who have been "desensitized", as they say, to such horrors) and it may indeed suffice for the lack of a plotline. Others, however, are advised to either exercise extreme caution or just skip the whole thing altogether.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

"THE RECKONING" From Anchor Bay Entertainment -- Coming October 28th to DVD



On October 28th, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the gritty crime thriller The Reckoning on DVD. Written and directed by John V. Soto, The Reckoning stars Viva Bianca (“Spartacus,” Scorned), Luke Hemsworth (“Neighbours” and the upcoming The Anomaly), Hannah Mangan Lawrence (“Spartacus: War of the Damned,” Thirst) and Jonathan LaPaglia (“Underbelly,” “Cold Case”). SRP is $19.98, and pre-book is September 24th.
 
Investigating the roadside execution-style murder of his partner Jason (Hemsworth), troubled detective Robbie Green (LaPaglia) discovers a memory card from a video camera. Shot by two teenagers, the mysterious footage contained on the card reveals murky details behind the death of a sibling in an unsolved hit and run case. The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey to find them, he quickly uncovers a bloody trail of murder...that leads all the way back to him!
 
Bonus features on The Reckoning DVD include:
  • Making of The Reckoning Featurette;
  • Director John V. Soto Interview;
  • Cast interviews with Jonathan LaPaglia, Luke Hemsworth, Hannah Mangan Lawrence & Viva Bianca;
  • Director of Photography Jason Thomas Interview;
  • Photo Gallery;
  • Red band trailer
The Reckoning DVD
Genre:                         Thriller/Crime-Drama
Languages:                  English 
Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio:                         Dolby 5.1 Surround
Subtitles:                     N/A
Year:                           2014
SRP:                            $19.98
Street Date:                 October 28th, 2014
Pre-Book:                    September 24th, 2014
Rating:                        R for language, some violence and brief sexuality
Length:                        85 minutes
UPC:                           0 1313 26234-6 7
Cat#:                           DV62346

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

$1.75m Worth of Original Film & Television Props and Costumes to be Sold Via Live Auction




$1.75m worth of original film & television props and costumes to be sold via live auction, including Marty Mcfly’s Hoverboard, with highlights previewing at Comic Con International in San Diego July 23rd 27th

LOS ANGELES, July 21st, 2014: Prop Store is proud to announce its first live auction event produced in partnership with the UK’s Leading Cinema Chain Vue Entertainment. In the most exciting sale of its kind, over 375 original film and television props and costumes will go under the hammer in October at Vue’s flagship cinema in Westfield, London.

Prop Store’s display at this year’s Comic Con Internationalthe annual entertainment mega-convention held in San Diego each Julywill include a wide range of memorable props and costumes from the upcoming auction. The show runs July 23 July 27 and attendees will be able to hear the stories behind them through discussions with prop experts Stephen Lane, Brandon Alinger and Tim Lawes.


An original prop Marty McFly hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II, with an estimated auction price of £15,000 ($25,700) is just one of the highlights of the display. Con-goers will also see an original Batmobile model miniature used in Batman Forever estimated at £20,000 ($34,200), an original prop Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory estimated at £15,000 ($25,700), Michael Keaton’s battle-damaged bat suit from Batman estimated at £10,000 ($16,100) and C-3PO’s hands from Star Wars estimated at £8,000 ($13,700).

These items will be offered for sale at Prop Store’s live auction, presented in partnership with Vue Cinemas, in London October 16, 2014.

Also on display at the Prop Store display booth (#3845) will be a key selection of assets from the film Pacific Rim. The Pacific Rim items display at Comic Con, along with several hundred others, will be available in an online Pacific Rim prop and costume sale in late August.

Additional information is available at the Prop Store booth, where fans can also enter in drawings for daily prize give-a-ways, including original props and costumes.

Brandon Alinger, COO at Prop Store, says "We’ve assembled a fantastic collection of material for our October 2014 live auction. The auction is being held in London at Vue Cinemas’ flagship location. One of the many benefits of working with Vue, who are one of the UK’s largest movie theatre chains, is that we can host a two-week public preview of many of the auction lots. But if you can’t wait until October or you aren’t based in London, we’re inviting interested bidders and fans to see some of the highlights of the auction at Comic Con. Our Comic Con display also present a preview of items to be sold in our online Pacific Rim auction, which launches at the end of August. We’re excited to be working with Legendary on the Pacific Rim sale and have some great material to showcase on that front as well."

For more information contact:

Name: Brandon Alinger COO
Email: brandon@propstore.com
Tel: +1 818 727 7829

About Prop Store:
Prop Store sells original movie memorabilia, with over 7,500 items available for sale on www.propstore.com.
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting prop art.
Prop Store facilitates prop disposal, sale, archival and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sales on its website.

About Vue Entertainment
Formed in May 2003, Vue Entertainment International is a world class operator and developer of modern state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas. Following the recent acquisition of the Apollo UK circuit in May 2012, the takeover of CinemaxX in July 2012 and the acquisition of Multikino in May 2013, Vue is now operating over 1,368 screens across 151 multiplex cinemas in 9 territories comprising the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Taiwan.


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pulse-Pounding Thriller "ANNA" on DVD Aug. 5



VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT Proudly Presents

"Anna"

Don’t Let Her In

From the Producer of The Conjuring, Available on DVD Aug. 5th

" … satisfyingly twisty plotline … a sharp-witted film …"
—The Hollywood Reporter

"… keeps the mind on edge … a scent of classic noir cinema …"
—Cineuropa


LOS ANGELES — Aug. 1, 2014 — For Immediate Release — Nothing is what it appears in the pulse-pounding thriller Anna, coming to DVD Aug. 5 from Vertical Entertainment.

Broken by personal struggles, "mind detective" John Washington (Mark Strong, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass) – blessed (and damned) with the ability to observe people’s memories – reluctantly returns to his job, a shell of his former self.

His superior (Brian Cox, Bourne Supremacy, RED) assigns him to what he believes to be a simple case. Brilliant and talented, but deeply troubled, 16-year-old Anna Greene (Taissa Farmiga, FX’s American Horror Story, The Bling Ring), the daughter of a wealthy family, has been severely traumatized by violence and desperately needs help.

But in this darkly twisted, pulse-pounding thriller, nothing is what it appears … Is it possible the beautiful and haunted Anna isn’t as innocent as she seems?


 
Anna is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (2.35:1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. 

About Vertical Entertainment
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Vertical Entertainment was founded in 2013 by entertainment industry veterans Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin and has quickly become a notable force in indie film distribution for theatrical, television, DVD, VOD and digital platforms. With a focus on family fare and theatrical genre films with A-list casts in the $5-10 million budget range, the company plans to release up to 24 films a year.  High-profile titles acquired to date  include The Hot Flashes, starring Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Camryn Manheim; Scenic Route, starring Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler; Rushlights with Josh Henderson, Beau Bridges and Aidan Quinn; the animated Freedom Force, voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christopher Lloyd; and the 3-D animated film The Snow Queen, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and produced by Timur Bekmambetov.

Anna
Vertical Entertainment
Genre: Thriller
Rated: R
Format: DVD & VOD
Running Time: Approx. 98 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $20.99
DVD Pre-Order Date: July 8, 2014
DVD Street Date: August 5, 2014
VOD Release: May 6, 2014
Catalog #: 03364
UPC Code: #037117033645

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Monday, July 14, 2014

"AGENCY OF VENGEANCE: DARK RISING" Emerges August 12



LEVEL 33 BRINGS OUT THE BIG GUNS WITH

AGENCY OF VENGEANCE: DARK RISING


Los Angeles, CA – Level 33 Entertainment delivers an action-packed sci-fi adventure this summer with the release of Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising on DVD and all On Demand platforms including iTunes and Amazon Instant beginning on August 12, 2014.

Starring Brigitte Kingsley (Frequency), Landy Cannon (American Psycho, Catwoman)Michael Ironside (X-Men:First Class, Total Recall, Top Gun), Julia Schneider (American Pie Presents Delta House) and Angel Williams, aka Angelina Love, of TNA Wrestling fame, Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising will be available at an SRP of $14.99 to buy and $4.99 to rent in HD.

Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising was written and directed by Andrew Cymek (Night Cries) and produced by Brigitte Kingsley.

Synopsis: When the "Rising Dark Agency," a black ops division of the Government headed by Colonel Haggerd (Michael Ironside), suspects that a sudden surge of supernatural activity and violent attacks on Earth are the work of an evil Demon-God capable of destroying worlds, it must call upon the services of super soldier Summer Vale (Brigitte Kingsley) to solve the mystery and prevent the coming apocalypse. But no one is prepared for who and what they find behind these attacks. When the Dark Rises... Bring out the Big Guns!


Follow this link for a look at the official trailer: http://level33entertainment.com/Agency_of_Vengeance.htm


About Level 33 Entertainment
Los Angeles based Level 33 Entertainment is an entertainment company dedicated to redefining the landscape for independent film distribution. Level 33 provides innovative sales, marketing and distribution services for feature films and entertainment content, delivering a flexible and transparent distribution solution for all platforms including Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Digital and Broadcast. 


Website: www.level33entertainment.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Level33Entertainment
Twitter: @Level33_ent

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