Cult classic Phantasm and new sequel Phantasm: Ravager heading to theaters
Well Go USA Entertainment announced that the company has nabbed North American rights for Don Coscarelli’s iconic Phantasm series, including an all-new 4K restoration of the original 1979 cult classic Phantasm: Remastered, never-before-seen HD restorations of 1994’s Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead and 1998’s Phantasm IV: Oblivion, and the long-anticipated debut of the fifth …
The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.
By: Jack Valenti
Jack Valenti, then head of the Motion Picture Association of America, famously warned against the use of VCRs at a congressional hearing in 1982. Hollywood was concerned about a machine that could record television programs without requiring any fees. History shows Valenti couldn’t have been more wrong, as consumers ended up spending billions to buy and rent copies of their favorite movies. By 1986, the $4.4 billion consumers spent buying and renting VHS tapes exceeded the $3.8 billion they spent going to the movies at the theater. On July 21, 2016, Japanese manufacturer Funai Electric, the last maker of VHS-compatible video cassette recorders, announced that they would cease producing the devices at the end of the month due to declining sales. Sony said it would cease production of video tapes in its Betamax format in 2015, 13 years after it stopped making compatible recorders.
New trailer and poster for Christophe Gans vision of Beauty and the Beast
Shout Factory has revealed a new poster and trailer for the Christophe Gans directed Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête), which stars Vincent Cassel (Jason Bourne, Black Swan) and Léa Seydoux (Spectre, Blue Is the Warmest Color) with André Dussollier (A Very Long Engagement, Amélie). Beauty and the Beast will open theatrically …
Game of Death villain Mel Novak and The Blacklist’s Harry Lennix to appear at first-ever Martial Con
Cult Cinema Icon Mel Novak, the quintessential action movie villain, will appear at the inaugural edition of Martial Con this August in Long Beach, California. Novak has battled many legendary Hollywood heroes and is best known as the iconic Stick the Assassin in Bruce Lee’s Game of Death. Novak also starred in Black Belt Jones …
New poster and trailer for space thriller Operation Avalanche
Lionsgate Premiere is offering a new take at one of man’s greatest achievements in the new trailer for Operation Avalanche. Directed and co-written by Matt Johnson, the suspenseful thriller about two CIA agents undercover at NASA who discover a massive cover-up will land in theaters September 16th, 2016. In 1967, during the height of the …
Partial lineup announced for Rock and Shock Horror and Music Fest 2016
Mass Concerts has announced the first celebrity guests and musical acts for the Rock and Shock Horror and Music Convention in New England. On October 14th through 16th, Rock and Shock will celebrate their 13th year bringing the best in horror and music to Worcester, Massachusetts. The convention features celebrity guests, live bands, vendors and …
First trailer for Kong: Skull Island revealed at San Diego Comic Con
Warner Bros. has revealed the first official trailer for Kong: Skull Island, which is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly. Kong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a brand new adventure. In the film, a team of explorers …
Marvel’s The Defenders will unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, as they face their biggest threat yet. The series will be available exclusively on Netflix in 2017. Check out the teaser that was released at San Diego Comic Con, below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBZtM8q2Z1g