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Saturday, June 23, 2018

The FRANKENSTEIN (1931) Scene That Foretold Three Sequels (video)




Old Baron Frankenstein toasts the upcoming marriage of his son, Henry...

...and in doing so, predicts the titles of three subsequent "Frankenstein" sequels.

"Son of Frankenstein"
"House of Frankenstein"
"Young Frankenstein"

Ten years later, a scene in "Ghost of Frankenstein" would predict the title of the very first Hammer "Frankenstein" film...

..."The Curse of Frankenstein."


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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Four Universal DRACULAS (1931-1948) (video)




Bela Lugosi was the definitive Count Dracula in Universal's 1931 classic "Dracula."

The concurrently filmed Spanish version starred Carlos VillarĂ­as in the title role.

Lugosi did not appear in the 1936 sequel, "Dracula's Daughter" with Gloria Holden.

In 1943's "Son of Dracula", the Count (or his son--fans are still undecided) was played by Lon Chaney, Jr.

John Carradine took over the role in the 1944  monster rally "House of Frankenstein."

Carradine continued as the Count in the 1945 follow-up "House of Dracula."

And in 1948, Bela Lugosi was finally allowed to assume the role once again in the monster comedy "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein."


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

REALLY Bad Special Effect in "THE CYCLOPS" (1957)(video)




Bert I. Gordon's "The Cyclops" is a fun monster flick that does its best with a low budget.

But one special effect has to be seen to be believed.

That's the one where the Cyclops grabs Gloria Talbott...

...and picks her up, background and all.


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"STREETS OF VENGEANCE" Coming July 2018 On Blu-ray and DVD From Olive Films




"STREETS OF VENGEANCE"

COMING IN JULY 2018 ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

FROM OLIVE FILMS


FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY

US+CANADA
PREBOOK:        7/3/18
STREET:           7/24/18

STREETS OF VENGEANCE    DVD          
CAT:                 ME039
UPC:      887090703901
SRP:                 $19.95

STREETS OF VENGEANCE      BD          
CAT:                 ME040
UPC:      887090704007
SRP:                 $24.95

From Paul Ragsdale and Angelica De Alba, the directing and writing team behind the cult horror film Cinco De Mayo, comes Streets of Vengeance, an action-packed thriller that pays homage to the gritty revenge films of the 1980s.

A throwback to the gritty action-thrillers of the 80s (Angel, Vice Squad, Ms. 45), Streets of Vengeance stars Delawna McKinney (Cinco De Mayo) as Mila, an ex-porn star whose decision to leave the industry is interrupted when she’s kidnapped by a militant misogynist sect known as The Sword, intent on ridding the world of women who they believe are using their sexual powers to destroy men. The Sword’s plans are thwarted when Mila kills her captor, and with the help of Brian (Anthony To’omata, Cinco De Mayo), a local journalist, escapes.

Emboldened, Mila recruits her friends from the adult film community who form a ragtag militia and set out to destroy the cult of The Sword.

Rounding out the cast is a bevy of adult film actresses including Ginger Lynn Allen (Sunset Stripped), Joanna Angel (All Access P.O.V.), Sophie Dee (Out of Control) and Alexis Amore (Bario Bitches). Also featured are Daniel James Moody (Brothers) and Bryan Hurd (Fever Dream). Streets of Vengeance is written and directed by Paul Ragsdale (Cinco De Mayo, Brothers), produced by Angelica De Alba (Cinco De Mayo co-writer), photographed by Dan Zampa and scored by Vestron Vulture.

DELAWNA MCKINNEY
(Cinco De Mayo)
ANTHONY TO’OMATA
(Cinco De Mayo)
GINGER LYNN ALLEN
(The Devil’s Rejects, Too Good to Be True, New Wave Hookers)
JOANNA ANGEL
(The Last House, Stockings, All Access P.O.V.)
ALEXIS AMORE
(Bario Bitches, Mandingo Madness 4, Good Guys Finish Last)
SOPHIE DEE
(Out of Control, A Wife with a Secret, Official Next Friday Parody)
BRYAN HURD
(Fever Dream)
DANIEL JAMES MOODY
(Brothers)

Directed by
PAUL RAGSDALE
(Cinco De Mayo, Brothers)

YEAR: 2017
GENRE: ACTION THRILLER
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 101 mins
RATING: N/R
VIDEO: 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO
 
SPECIAL FEATURES

Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Ragsdale, producer Angelica De Alba and cinematographer Dan Zampa
Making of “Streets of Vengeance” featurette
Cast & crew interviews
Outtakes
Bloopers
Photo galleries
Music videos
Trailers
“Slashlorette Party” trailer
“Tough Guys” trailer



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Music Box Films Presents "THE CAPTAIN" - A Film By Robert Schwentke



MUSIC BOX FILMS
Presents


THE CAPTAIN

A Film By Robert Schwentke


OPENING NEW YORK @ THE QUAD JULY 27TH / LOS ANGELES @ NUART AUGUST 10TH

"Darkly evocative...relentless...arresting", Todd McCarthy - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"A film that fully understands the psychology of the German soldiers and offers unflinching, timeless truth", Tina Hassannia - ROGEREBERT.COM

Based on a disturbing true story, The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich.

Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain’s wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power.

After an illustrious career in Hollywood, Robert Schwentke's (RED, FLIGHTPLAN) German homecoming film THE CAPTAIN, is simultaneously a historical docudrama, a tar-black comedy, and a sociological treatise, presenting fascism as a pathetic pyramid scheme, a system to be gamed by the most unscrupulous and hollow-souled.

OPENING NEW YORK @ THE QUAD JULY 27TH / LOS ANGELES @ NUART AUGUST 10TH
118 MINUTES | GERMANY, FRANCE, POLAND | 2018 | N


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Kong Undresses Ann in (Censored!) Scene From KING KONG (1933) (video)




When "King Kong" (1933) was re-released in 1938, several violent shots which violated the Production Code were removed.

Along with these went a scene considered much too risque' in which a curious Kong peels off some of Ann Darrow's clothing.

The new edit cut away just as Kong was getting started.

Here's the original, restored version...


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

THE GODFATHER's Opening Shot Repeated in John Milius' DILLINGER (1973)(video)




The famous opening shot in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" (1972)

...is a slow, extended zoom out from a tight closeup of Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto).

The introductory shot of Cloris Leachman in American Zoetrope alumnus John Milius' "Dillinger" (1973) seems to use it as a template.


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