- July 07
sheet and U.S website for 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age'
Blanchett reprises her role to continue the story of Queen
Elizabeth's crusade, to secure her position as a major power
of the western world. The
first film was fantastic, and this long awaited sequel so
far seems to promise even better things to come.
"As Queen Elizabeth I's cousin Mary Stuart conspires
with Philip of Spain to overthrow the throne of England, Sir
Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth's trusty advisor works tirelessly
to protect her from the many conspiracies against her. Preparing
to go to war to defend her empire from the Spanish armada,
Elizabeth struggles to balance royal duties with an unexpected
vulnerability in her attraction to Sir Walter Raleigh."
not much site content as yet, but its one we'll keep a sharp
eye on for updates. 'Golden Age' opens in the UK October 12th
and early 2008 in the U.S.
long last! Stuart Gordon's From Beyond on DVD
been a long time coming, but finally director Stuart Gordon’s
the little known gem of a film ‘From Beyond’ is
to get a release on (but with the worst damn cover, which
we are trying our best to ignore) DVD as an unrated Director's
cut. Best known to horror buffs as the filmmaker behind the
gory H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, "Re-Animator"
(1985), Gordon's second released feature, "From Beyond"
(1986), was less well know. Another irreverent take on Lovecraft,
the atmospheric monster movie was less mad cap than his first
feature, but still had imagination aplenty.
Dr. Pretorius and his colleagues are working on a sensational
experiment: by means of stimulation of the pineal gland, they
want to open the human mind to higher dimensions. When the
experiment succeeds, however, they are immediately attacked
by terrible life forms, which apparently are floating around
us unseen. When Dr. Pretorius is killed by one of them, Dr.
Tillinghast is suspected of murder and thrown into a psycho
ward due to his stories. Only the ambitious psychologist Dr.
McMichaels believes him and wants to continue the experiment."
the that's the good news. The bad is that we will have to
wait until September 11th to get our hands on it. Pre-order's
to automatic then.
• Audio commentary by Gordon, producer Brian Yuzna and
stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton.
• The Director’s Perspective featurette.
• The Editing Room “Lost and Found” featurette.
• Interview with Composer Richard Band.
• Photo Montage.
• Storyboard-to-film comparisons:
-Appearance of Dr. Pretorius
-Death of Bubba
-Katherine Frees Herself
new posters for "Naraka 19: The 19th Gate of Hell"
indeed, 3 no less, new posters are out for the teen horror
‘Naraka 19.’ For more background on the films
plot, and to see one of the earlier posters, check out our
story posted back on June
19' Poster 1
and new trailer for Trackman
website is now up for director Igor Shawlak's Russian slasher
‘Trackman.’ All the usual goodies lay within,
including a new trailer! There is no English (though we suspect
there will be soon) version of the site as yet, but it's easy
enough to navigate through the blood spatters, with a little
trial and error.
Indonesian horror 'Hantu (Demon)'
Sinaga, previously responsible for art direction on ‘Eliana,
Eliana’ and ‘Ada Apa Dengan Cinta,’ marks
his directorial debut for the big screen with Hantu (Demon).
The Film stars: Oka Antara, Dhea Ananda, Dwi Andhika, Andhika
Gumilang & Monique Henry.
“Gali (Oka Antara) decides to go camping in an uncharted
forest to find a lake called Setra Wingit. He brings along
his girlfriend, Rinjani, and his three other friends: Ray
,Sofie and Indra. Trouble ensues when Gali cannot find the
lake, and a weird encounter with an old man leads to Rinjani’s
disappearance. Can she be found? What mysterious secret does
the forest actually possess?”
film goes on nationwide release in indonesia, August 9, 2007.
Website live for Neil Marshall's "Doomsday"
official website has just gone live for Neil (Dog
Soldiers, The Decent) Marshall's upcoming Brit Sci-Fi horror
'Doomsday.' No trailer as yet, but there’s a load of
behind the scenes pics and art work to take a look at. First
impressions… Damn it looks good!
“Great Britain. A deadly plague, known as the "Reaper
Virus," has broken out, killing hundreds of thousands
in its wake. In desperation, the British Government evacuates
as many survivors as it can out of the infected area, and
then builds a wall, preventing the remainder from escaping.
Thirty years later, with the wall still up and the victims
all but forgotten, the virus breaks out again. The Government
decides to send a crack team of operatives, led by Major Eden
Sinclair, into the hot zone to investigate the possibility
of a cure.”
excellent cast includes Bob Hoskins & Rhona Mitra. It
also had a last minute boost, with the recent news that Malcolm
McDowell had joined the team. Currently in post production,
the UK premiere is tentatively set for December.
Mike's "Western Django" to premiere in Venice
Western Django," a tribute to spaghetti Westerns
that features a Quentin Tarantino cameo, will world premiere
in competition at the Venice Film Festival, where Tarantino
is hosting a retrospective celebrating the Italo oater (westerns)
in English, Miike's eclectic film is centered on two gangs
struggling over control of a 19th century Japanese frontier
town. The movie is inspired by "Django," the 1965
spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Corbucci, which is also
to be shown in the retro.
Also at the fest will be a Sidebar, titled "The Secret
History of Italian Cinema 4 -- Spaghetti Westerns," will
feature 32 titles ranging from acclaimed classics such as
Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," to lesser-known
works, such as Corbucci's Burt Reynolds starrer "A Dollar
a Head" and Spanish helmer Jose Romero Marchent's "Cut-Throat
Nine" - called by some "the most violent Western
ever made." The Venice fest will run Aug. 29th -Sept.
8th. For the complete line-up check out the website here.
live for ‘Muay Thai Chaiya’
partially live. The site is up (but no trailer yet
dammit!) for ‘Muay Thai Chaiya,’ director Kongkiat
Khonsiri’s new martial arts action pic about three friends
from childhood who become arch-rivals, when each of them is
trained at a different Thai boxing school. The main protagonist
is a prize-fighter who inherits the renowned Chaiya fighting
style from his master.
Thai action films do well in the US and Europe, and Muay is
obviously an attempt to cash in. However, Kongkiat is able
to inject surprises into otherwise well trodden formulas,
as he did with the stylish Ghost story ‘The Unseeable’
and the hard core horror ‘Art of the Devil 2.’
The film is due to open in Thailand August 30th.
Thai Chaiya' Official
'PTU' DVD giveaway winners
have our winners for our DVD give away. Each will receive
a copy of Johnnie
To’s hard hitting Hong Kong Cop thriller ‘PTU,’
released via Third Window Films. The lucky three are: Andrew
Avis, Kamraan Moghul & Tim Goodson. Congrats guys.
1 'PTU' trailer
2 (English subtitles)
poster for Donnie Yen's 'Flashpoint'
poster is out for "Flashpoint," the martial-arts
actioner that pairs Donnie Yen with director Wilson Yip for
a third time in a row. Their previous work together includes
"Sha po lang" and "Dragon Tiger Gate."
"Flashpoint" is now set for release in Hong Kong
on August 3rd. Donnie tastic.
York Korean film festival returns for 2007
the seventh year in a row, The New York Korean Film Festival,
America’s largest showcase of Korean-made films, is
providing New York with a chance to see some of the best the
country has offer. The Fest will run from Aug 21st to Sept
2nd at Cinema Village and the IFC Center in Manhattan and
the BAM Rose Cinématek in Brooklyn.
festival will have plenty to see, with the likes of action
thrillers ‘Bloody Ties’ and ‘A Dirty Carnival.’
More unexpected additions are romantic comedies like ‘Herb’
and the massive Korean box office hit ‘200 Pound Beauty’.
The slate also includes taboo-breaking historical piece (The
King and the Clown), quirky family drama (Family Ties) and
Korean documentaries that Americans wouldn’t be able
to see elsewhere. All films will be shown in the original
Korean with English subtitles.
will also be a focus, as Tartan Asia Extreme presents Korean
Horror Day, a series of special screenings of some of the
most blood-chilling work ever produced by Korean directors.
Ardent horror fans will be able to catch up on recent Korean
screamers like 'The Ghost' and 'The Red Shoe' as well such
classics as 'Whispering Corridors,' on August 27–28
at Cinema Village.
full schedule of screenings and events available, visit the
on Malaysian horror "Orang Minyak"
while back now we covered news on an upcoming horror from
Malaysia ‘Orang Minyak,’ which in English apparently
means ‘Oily man.’ At the time the only artwork
for the poster we could find was on the small side. Now we’ve
found a bigger higher res version for you to view. For the
low down on the film, check out our original story, posted
back on April 20th.
Minyak’ Large poster
site live for Goro Miyazaki's Tales from Earthsea
for its UK theatrical release, the website for “Tales
from Earthsea” Goro Miyazaki’s animated interpretation
of the novels of author Ursula Le Guin, has just gone live.
As well as a trailer in crisp Quicktime, there’s a full
listing of where the film will be screening. “Tales
from Earthsea” opens in the UK on August 3rd.
from Earthsea' (Official
art for Eric Bergeron's animated fantasy 'Un monstre à
turned up some great poster artwork for animated fantasy ‘Un
monstre à Paris' aka 'A Monster in Paris.' The project
is the brainchild of French director and animator Eric (Bibo)
Bergeron (The Road to El Dorado, Sharks tale,) who has returned
to his native country after 8 years in Hollywood, to create
his new work.
Better still (continuing it seems with his new fascination
of animation) Luc Besson is tipped to produce the movie. The
film will apparently employ the latest 3D CGI techniques to
produce a “surrealist 3D effect.” Voice talents
for the film will include Vanessa Paradise, Eric Judor, Ramzy
Bedia and Kevin Kline.
”Paris, 1910. A terrifying creature spreads fear upon
the Capital. Emile - a shy projectionist in a movie theater
- and Raoul - a colorful inventor - find themselves thrown
into the Monster Hunt. On this wild ride, they meet a big-hearted
cabaret singer, an eccentric scientist assisted by a monkey,
a ruthless Prefect of Police. And a strange creature who might
not be so frightening after all. What if, behind those deceiving
appearances, the true Monster was not who you'd think it is?”
great, the only down side being that the film isn’t
due out until 2009! That’s animation production for
you. Glaciers can often move faster. 'Monster
in Paris' 2nd teaser poster artwork.
website and full trailer for J-Horror Densen-Uta
website for upcoming J-Horror ‘Densen-uta’ (the
literal translation 'infectious song') has had a revamp, with
a brand new trailer added to boot. "Densen Uta"
is directed by Masato
Harada, and the script is written by author Yasushi Akimoto,
who penned the original horror classic "One Missed Call"
movies story revolves around a group of high school students
who discover the deadly song by chance. With the help of third
rate gossip magazine reporter, they try to solve the mystery
and horror behind the song. But they soon come to know just
how real, an urban legend can be.
of "Densen Uta" is apparently based on a suitably
gruesome urban legend surrounding the Hungarian song entitled
"Gloomy Sunday," which was alleged to have caused
multiple suicides. Filming began in March, and the movie is
set to open in Japan in August.
gameshow with a dark twist - '13 beloved' wins at Puchon
director Chookiet Sakveerakul's excellently dark thriller
"13 Beloved," was crowned best of show at the Puchon
Intl. Fantastic Film
Festival (PiFan) in South Korea yesterday. The Sahamongkofilm
- repped feature which was picked up by The Weinstein Co.
also won best Asian Film award from the European Fantastic
Film Festival Federation.
Beloved' aka 'The 13th Quiz show' tells the story of a contestant
in a challenging game show which can be played anywhere. Those
playing the game can agree to accept tasks the show offers,
but once accepted they must be completed. Completing the task
means big rewards. The more you complete the harder they get,
but the rewards are far far greater. The harder they get,
the darker and more sinister they become.
released in Thailand in October (and also covered by us in
September) of last year, the film was a massive hit nationwide.
To see the trailer for the film, select the centre icon on
the official sites main menu. '13
Beloved' Official site
new poster for Russian slasher Trackman
first covered news on this movie in December of last year,
then all seemed to go quiet on the project. Now the first
has surfaced for director by Igor Shawlak upcoming horror
‘Trackman.’ The movie stars Dmitry Orlov, Svetlana
Metkina, Alexander Vsokowski, Julia Wall, Alexei Dmitriev
& Oleg Kamenczykov.
“Three robbers commit raid on a bank. Thinking they
have the ideal escape route from the crime they retreat into
the abandoned tunnels of the Moscow subway. In the course
of a robbery 3 hostages were taken and they too are dragged
into the depths of the tunnels. From that moment they fall
into the domain of the ‘Trackman.’ Methodically
he hunts them down, stripping them of their eyes.“
the cast perform their roles with gusto, the production looks
great, and it seems to promise a good few gore filled scares
along the way. 'Trackman's' opening date is set for mid September.
Kong horror 'The Closet' now on DVD
Ng has shown his versatility in numerous Hong Kong movies,
from the insane guy in Crazy 'N the City to the suave hitman
in Exiled. In the horror 'The Closet,' Ng portrays a traumatized
magician who feels haunted by his late father in a quiet house.
Directed by Dick Tso (Those were the Days and Love Cruise),
the film also stars Eddie Cheung (Election), TV starlet Michelle
Yip, plus new Mainland actress Daisy Yang.
As a child, magician Fei (Francis Ng) was violently abused
by his father, and he is particularly traumatized by the memory
of being locked in a closet. Haunted by his childhood nightmare,
Fei almost loses his life in a dangerous magic show. His girlfriend
(Daisy Yang), without knowing his history, thinks that he
is just too tired and takes him to the countryside for rest.
They move into a quiet house, where Fei often feels his dead
test trailer for 'Siyama: Village of warriors'
new test trailer for Thai action epic ‘Siyama: Village
of warriors’ is out. Looks pretty good so far. We say
'test' as this definitely isn’t the finished product,
the audio and FX aren’t complete as yet.
Here is the rather lengthy synopsis from the production companies
website: " Three young lives from the present are mysteriously
destined to travel back in time through a portal to an old
forgotten city. It is an era of civil war among the people
of Siam where the fight is to protect the capital city of
Ayuthaya from being conquered and overthrown. Bloodshed is
about to unfold among the small group of villagers loyal to
their land and prepared to battle to the death with the opposing
military troops of Ong Mien, known for their cut throat, piercing
led by, Kru Jom, uses religious sorcery to protect his small
village located amidst a ravine populated by only a mere one
thousand villagers and two hundred rooftops.
By being the choice of passage towards the capital city of
Ayuthaya, Siyama becomes a targeted obstacle for the gruesome
military brigade of Ong Mien. Anna, Gif, and Bote from present
day Bangkok are thrown into a gateway through time. They suddenly
appear out of no where right at the onset of battle causing
utter confusion and havoc among the soldiers. These girls
are forced to put their learned history knowledge to the test
to see if they can save Siyama from being utterly destroyed."
girls with Swords, and epic battles, yep we'd give that a
look. Currently in post production, the movie is due for theatrical
release late 2007. Siyama
Co. picks up 'Invisible Target'
to Variety The Weinstein Co. has picked up multi-territory
rights to "Invisible Target," the ultra-violent
Hong Kong-China actioner from director Benny Chan ("New
Police Story".) Another very astute acquisition on their
The company has acquired rights in North America, Australia
and South Africa. As we have previously reported, the pic
will go on general release in Asia on July 19th. Weinstein
Co. has not yet detailed its plans for the pic's release stateside.
Take a look at the trailer, and you'll see why we think they
should hurry up!
horror Lantai 13 (The 13th Floor)
trailer is out for new Indonesian horror 'Lantai 13' (The
13th floor). Written and directed by Helfi Kardit, the movie
stars: Widi Mulia, Ariyo Wahab, Virnie Ismail, Tio Pakusadewo
& Lucky Hakim.
The plot: “Luna (Widi Mulia) gets a new job in an office
located in the 13th floor of a skyscraper building. When she
starts the job, she encounters bizarre incidents, such as
the sound of woman crying in an empty toilet, and unpleasant
smells in one particular lift. The strangeness continues with
more illogical unexplained events, but then she finally discovers
year ago, the owner of the building killed 12 women to in
a ritual sacrifice so that his business could grow. He needed
13 women, but one woman didn't respond to the invitation letter
he sent. The thirteenth woman is Luna. And after one year,
Albert, the building owner is still going to complete his
ceremony. It is now up to Rafael (Ariyo Wahab), Luna’s
boyfriend, to rescue her, before she meets the angel of death
in the 13th floor.” Lantai
giveaway: Win a copy of Johnnie To's 'PTU'
good folks at Third Window Films have given us 3 copies of
To’s hard hitting Hong Kong Cop thriller ‘PTU’
to give away. The giveaway is open to all, but please be aware
that these are region 2 discs. The comp runs
until July 23rd, after which 3 winners names will be picked
enter simply send us an email to the address on our contact
page, with your name, country of residence, and the title
"PTU DVD" in the subject field. Good luck!
1 'PTU' trailer
2 (English subtitles)
theatrical release for The Wicker Man
superb 1973 cult classic horror ‘The Wicker Man’
is to get a new lease of life on U.K Cinema screens, as part
of a joint initiative between the the BBC and U.K. Film Council,
to highlight classic British film. Directed by Robin Hardy
and written by Anthony Shaffer, the film stars Edward Woodward,
Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt and Britt Ekland.
Wicker Man' follows the story of Sgt. Howie who travels to
the Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the disappearance
of a young girl. However, the entire population of the island,
including the girl's own mother, denies that such a girl ever
existed and as the righteous Howie investigates further he
learns the terrifying truth of Summerisle.
The film opens in selected cinemas on August 24th.
Wicker Man’ trailer (Youtube)
trailer for Thai action movie 'M4'
first covered news on this film last year. Now Thai studio
Mono films have released an animated promotional teaser trailer
for their upcoming action pic ‘M4.’ The movie
is to be directed by Taratorn Siriphunvaraporn, who was the
man behind the hugely successful 2005 action flick ‘The
Synopsis: “M4…A team of specially trained professionals
working for an undercover sect of the government are responsible
for handling all the impossible missions that need to be squared
away “off the record”. One day the law is used
against them, threatening their new found freedom and forcing
them to once again take on a mission no one else dared to
do. This mission turned out to be a set-up to wipe out the
enemy and ultimately eliminate them too. After smelling a
rat in the mission, they band together to form an alliance
called M4, seeking revenge and the justice they deserve.”
is an unusual but effective choice for a promotional trailer,
for what we believe will be a live action film, but
it does look great. The film is currently in pre production.
More news as we get it. M4
Filmfest reveals lineup
77 features scheduled Germanys Fantasy Filmfest is celebrating
its 21st anniversary with an increased lineup across the board.
The Official Selection sees the world premieres of a range
of fare including thrillers and horror pics. Featured are
"Black Water," "Kaltmiete," "Botched,"
"Storm Warning," "Welcome to the Jungle,"
"The Deaths of Ian Stone," "WAZ" and "Stuck."
In it's travels the Fest will visit 8 cities, and runs from
July 24th to August 22nd. To see a full run down of all the
films on show, check out the whole programme from the link
for Takashi Miike's Crows Zero
poster has turned up for Takashi
Miike's ‘Crows Zero.’ Billed as a prequel
to the events in the hugely popular Manga (written by Takahashi
Hishori) ‘Crows,’ the live action movie is a story
of violent warfare between rival high-school gangs. For a
taste of what's to come, check out the teaser trailer on the
official site. The film is due out in Japan, in October.
Zero’ (Official site)
starts on 'The Tournament'
have been waiting a long time for this news on the British
crime thriller “The Tournament,” which we first
covered way back in June last year. Production has finally
begun! Entertainment Film Distributors has acquired U.K. rights
to the AV Pictures thriller, and filming starts July 11th
Here's a description of ‘The Tournament’ from
the production companies site: "Every ten years in an
unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle to
the death, between 40 of the world’s most lethal assassins.
The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize
and the title of Worlds No1, which itself carries the legendary
million dollar a bullet price tag. All fights are monitored
24hrs a day on redirected CCTV cameras and broadcast secretly
to a ring of high stake billionaire gamblers. A gritty, multi
stranded action-thriller, The Tournament brings together international
killers from every imaginable discipline in a blood-bathed
contest to the death. We follow the competition favourites
through stories of love, betrayal, revenge and redemption
as they finally discover the true value of life"
great news is some of the additions announced to the cast.
Joining the film are: Robert Carlyle ("28 Weeks Later"),
Ving Rhames ("Pulp Fiction") and Kelly Hu ("X-Men
2"). Keith Bell ("Dog Soldiers") is producing
for director Scott Mann. Here is a link
to a test trailer for the flick. We imagine it will
be several months before an actual teaser trail for the film
turns up. Cant wait!
Bro's Japan to release The God of Death
NTV network and Warner Bro's Japan are joining forces to produce
helmer Masaya Kakehi's new project "Shinigami no seido"
(literally translated "The God of Death"), a horror
fantasy starring Takeshi Kaneshiro (pic left). Kaneshiro plays
a Grim Reaper who appears to his victims in human form and
spends a week with them before deciding whether to take them.
film is Kaneshiro's first to be shot in Japan since the (OK
ish) sci-fi pic "Returners"
in 2002. Manani Konishi co-stars as one of Kaneshiro's potential
victims. The movie is based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka --
the writer's fifth to be made for the big screen. Release
in Japan via Warner Bros, is tipped to be spring 2008.
very ‘Death Note’ esk to us, but we’ll wait
and see how it develops. [Source: Variety]
trailer for Russian action pic 'Skalolazka: The seventh cradle'
first full trailer for Russian actioner 'Skalolazka: The seventh
cradle' has gone live on the official site. The film is the
adventures of Alyona Ovchinnikova, an expert in ancient languages,
archeology, and an all-round action girl. 'Seventh cradle'
opens in Russia, in September.
trailer' Low Res (5Mb)
trailer' High Res (20Mb)
The seventh cradle' (Official
DVD release for Jin-Rô: The Wolf Brigade
The classic, beautifully crafted and at times harrowing Anime
"Jin-Ro" is finally to get a UK R2 DVD release,
through Optimum releasing. Scripted by anime giant Mamoru
Oshii (director of "Ghost in the Shell") the movie
was directed by first-timer Hiroyuki Okiura, who previously
worked as an animator on both "Akira" and "Ghost."
"10 years have passed since WWII changed the face of
Japan. A Japan that now burns with the fire of civil unrest.
Fuelled by rampant crime and poverty, a well-armed anti-government
group has risen amongst the people, with the intent of topping
the government through its terrorist plots. To combat this
group, an elite group of heavily-armoured soldiers was formed,
trained like dogs, these men were to combat the growing unrest
with extreme prejudice; these men are the Capitol Police.
However, when Constable Fuse, a member of the Capitol Police
hesitates to kill a young courier, he is forced to face his
own humanity and ultimately decide - is it better to live
as a chained dog? Or a free man?"
DVD Features on the disc include: Trailers, director /creator
Interviews, cast Interviews & a production art gallery.
Disc is due for release on August 20th. 'Jin-Ro'
horror 'Video Clip'
Pakpoom Wongjinda director of the spectacularly gory Thai
teen horror ‘Scared,’
has returned to the genre with his new flick ‘Video
Clip.’ The film stars Paopon Thephatsadin & Ngamsiri
Arsira-lertsiri. Movie opens in Thailand, July 26th.
Synopsis: “Today Cellphones come with huge range of
options to entertain the user. Being able to take video clips
is just one of them. Three people who's obsession is cell
phone clip recording; Ken, a cellphone repairer who likes
stealing private clips from his customer's phones, Pub DJ
Ood who enjoys having fun with girls and records his clips
for sharing, and Keang, a bar owner who runs a porn site on
the side, with lots of clips to be seen online. They never
realize how the humble cellphone could turn out to be a killer,
that threatens their lives more than they could ever imagine.”
Clip (Official Site)
Clip (Trailer) via the guys at Deknang.com
trailer and poster for fantasy 'His Minor Majesty'
first teaser trailer and poster have arrived for Jean-Jacques
Annaud's (Seven Years in Tibet) ‘Sa majesté
Minor ‘ aka ‘His Majesty Minor.‘ Billed
as a mythical comedy, the story is set on an island in the
Aegean Sea before the founding of Ancient Greece. The film
Cassel (Sheitan) as the demi God Pan (Satyr). The trailer
is only the briefest of glimpses, but gives a real hint at
the visual feast to come. Currently in post production, the
movie is due for release in France in October.
Majesty Minor‘ (Trailer)
stalls on G.P 506
film "G.P. 506" directed by Kong Su-chang has been
suspended in mid-production with 70% of shoot complete, as
the filmmakers search for a new production company. A management
battle and lawsuit at Korean production house Motis has frozen
all funds and stalled the production.
which was producing its first title with "G.P. 506",
had originally committed $1 million to the production, with
distributor and international sales rep Lotte Entertainment
supplying a further $500,000. Motis are currently in discussion
with several other production companies who have shown an
interest in taking over the project.
best of starts, but we don’t think it will be long before
they find a new backer. The fact that the film is already
2/3 complete, plus the popularity and success surrounding
Su-chang’s previous work ‘R-Point,’ should
mean they find new funds fairly quickly. For more info on
the film, check out our previous story posted back on June
horror Malam Jumat Kliwon
out is a new offering from helmer ‘Koya Pagayo,’
(director of two of last years hit horrors ‘Hantu
Jeruk Purut’ & ‘After
midnight’) is the Indonesian frightener ‘Malam
Jumat Kliwon.’ The film stars Ben Joshua, Gracia Indri
& Debby Kristy. Production is through the local company
Synopsis: Once upon a time, a woman named Suci was brutally
murdered. Before she died, she put a curse on the land where
she was killed, and she swore that whoever stepped upon that
land would die. Cut to the present time, four teenagers are
on the run from the police for carrying illegal drugs. When
they find a haunted house, they think that it’s a perfect
place to escape. Yet, little do they know that soon death
falls on to them in many unexpected ways.” ‘Malam
Jumat Kliwon’ (Official Site)
won't be a surprise to ardent U.S fans following news on the
British revenge thriller 'Straightheads.' It has been announced
via the directors (Dan Reed) web
blog that Sony will not be releasing the film theatrically
in America. A shame,
as it wasn't a bad little thriller, with some excellent acting
performances from both the (Gillian Anderson, Danny Dyer)
news is that Reed has confirmed that the film will be getting
a region 1 DVD release, but with a title change to the slightly
baffling new name of 'Closure.' The on sale date for the R1
DVD is currently tipped for October. The region 2 DVD is due
out in either Sept or Oct, depending on which online retailer
(Official UK Site)
Website live for Perfect Creature
official site for the Vampire thriller ‘Perfect Creature’
has finally arrived, probably to coincide with its screening
at this years Auckland International Film
during the 1960s in an alternate New Zealand known as Nuovo
Zelandia, "Perfect Creature" imagines a world where
vampires and humans peacefully co-exist, with the bloodsuckers
the next step in human evolution. This delicate balance looks
to be destroyed when an influenza epidemic begins to sweep
the human population and one vampire turns to preying on humans.
The church sends Silus (Dougray Scott) to catch the renegade
vampire, Edgar. Silus joins forces with a human police captain
Burrows, and discovers that Edgar harbours dark secrets.
is still listed as “coming soon” on its New Zealand
distributors site. But with the arrival of the site online,
a theatrical release cant be too far behind. ‘Perfect
Creature’ (Video Clip) ‘Perfect
Creature’ (Official Site)
poster and trailer for Epitaph
and a first trailer for the Korean period horror ‘Epitaph'
are out. Its intriguing plot and surreal 40s styling, all
go to put ‘Epitaph’ high on our most anticipated
horror films list.
“In a modern hospital in 1941, doctors witness weird
events and learn death is the sole healer. In 1979, Dr.Park
receives an old photo album from his twenties in 1941 when
mysterious things befell him and his colleagues. Park was
bound by his parents to marry a girl whom he never met, but
fell in love with a dead woman who happened to be his arranged
marriage. Meanwhile, a little girl who was apparently the
only survivor a car accident was haunted by ghosts every night.
After two doctors (a married couple) involved in these two
stories return to their hospital from Tokyo, a series of serial
murders occurs around them.”
trailer for Ang Lee's Lust, Caution
trailer for director Ang Lee's new film "Lust Caution"
has finally surfaced. Caution, his first film since the multi
Academy Award winning 'Brokeback Mountain," is an espionage
thriller set in WWII Shanghai. Tony
Leung ("Hero," "In the Mood for Love')
stars as Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure in 1940s Shanghai.
Tang Wei, makes her feature film debut as Wang Jiazhi, a young
woman who gets swept up in a dangerous game of assassination,
power & emotional intrigue. Currently still in post production,
the movie is set to get a limited theatrical release in the
U.S. in September.