Movies/TV

Blu-Ray The Exorcist

Exorcist Blu-Ray

Warner Home Video has finally unveiled its plans for the Blu-Ray edition of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. The two-disc set arrives on October 5 and will be packaged as a “Digibook” containing both the theatrical cut and the 2000 director’s cut. Expect a new transfer of the ’73 film struck from the original camera negative as well as three new documentaries.

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Elvira is Back with Movie Macabre

Elvira

In 1981, Cassandra Peterson made her big TV splash with “Elvira’s Movie Macabre,” a ratings-grabbing program during which the horror hostess hammed it up showing off sundry genre fare. Elvira outlived “Movie Macabre,” becoming a pop culture in her own right, however, the show is making a comeback.

Peterson writes via her Elvira MySpace page: It’s official! Elvira’s Movie Macabre will be making its return to television this Fall with all NEW episodes! All dates, times, and channels are TBA later this summer. The show is syndicated (national) so times & channels will depend on your area/market. Stay glued!

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Imogen Poots is the female lead in Fright Night

Imogen Poots

British actress Imogen Poots (Solitary Man, 28 Weeks Later) has landed the female lead role in DreamWorks’ Fright Night, reports Heat Vision.

She joins Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in the remake directed by Craig Gillespie from a script by Marti Noxon.

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Anchor Bay Releases Growth

Growth

Growth invades homes when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the film on DVD September 7.

The film stars Mircea Monroe, Christopher Shand, Nora Kirkpatrick, Brian Krause, Alexi Wasser, Ian Patrick Williams and Richard Riehle.

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Godzilla Producers want whats Best for 3D Feature

Godzilla 3D
The Wrap is reporting that Godzilla 3D producer Brian Rogers stepped up and made the following statement: “Clash of the Titans is important here…because it made the industry realize that you cannot do substandard 3D and charge full pricing.” He also noted how well Clash did at the box office, but it’s nice to know that some people are more focused on providing a quality product.

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Graham Reveals Her Role in Scream 4

Scream 4
Following up on yesterdays report which revealed Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls may appear in Scream 4, the actress appeared on the Jay Leno show last night.

She confirmed that she has indeed been cast in Craven’s sequel and will be playing Emma Roberts’ mother, Kate. Roberts is Jill Kessler, cousin to Sidney (Neve Campbell).

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Ridley Scott discusses Alien prequel

Alien prequel
In an interview with AICN, Ridley Scott discussed the upcoming Alien prequels he’s at work on. The director says he’s not stressed about the post-conversion process (which has been utilized on Clash of the Titans). “What’s happened is the scientists have gone in the room…because it is complex. The beam-splitter, the this and the that and blah, blah, blah…it all sounds very complex,” he says. “I always [camera] operate. I operated entirely on Alien, for instance. Because I’m an operator I think lenses. If you think lenses then the crossover to 3D honestly is nothing. I was told it was going to slow us down…it didn’t slow [Michael] Bay down. Bay is moving like lightning. Once he realized, ‘Oh, Jesus…there’s no difference, really. Except I’m adding dimension. They say, ‘Aren’t you worried about how it’s going to cut?’ No, because when I’m planning I think in 3D anyway. Even when I’m storyboarding the scene is already thought of in dimension. ‘When he comes in there, I’ve got a deep two-shot. Should I cover that in singles or not? Will I need a reversal?’ You’re already thinking in 3D.”

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Monster Squad remake news

Monster Squad movie

Mark and Brian Gunn have been tapped to write a remake of The Monster Squad for Paramount and Platinum Dunes. The duo were recently tasked to pen the upcoming Journey to the Center of the Earth sequel as well.

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Classic Slasher Maniac Gets Blu-ray Release

Maniac movie
Arriving on high def Blu-ray October 26 from Blue Underground is William Lustig’s awesome slasher, Maniac, which features a slew of brand new interviews to go along with features from the previous releases. Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro) of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a Maniac.

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Dancing With Werewolves movie news

Chad Ferrin

Hannover House has partnered with producer Rohan Ghodsi’s Illusion Film Studios for the production Dances With Werewolves, a thriller by screenwriter David Chirchirillo based on the legendary, supernatural transformative powers of some Native American Indian warriors.

The film will be produced in 3-D for theatrical release in 2012 through Hannover House. Chad Ferrin (Someone’s Knocking At The Door) will direct the film, with Nicole Reid and Niklas Larsson sharing producing duties with Ghodsi.”The legend of Native American warriors transforming themselves into enormously powerful wolves is centuries old,” says Hannover House C.E.O., Eric Parkinson. “But it’s a concept that for many audiences was only recently re-introduced through the successful’Twilight’ series of books and films. We think that screenwriter David Chirchirillo has skillfully crafted a commercial thriller around this legend, and that Rohan, Chad and the entire production team will make a terrific movie from this property.”

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