Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ZOMBIE A-HOLE Comes To DVD On August 21st

An action packed zombie slasher flick with grindhouse attitude! 

The creators of The Puppet Monster Massacre bring you a grindhouse spectacular filled with blood, boobs, special fx, and southern rock. This is the story of a religious cowboy, a lost soul, and a beautiful one-eyed grease monkey fixing to exact bloody vengeance on the same undead S.O.B. He's a low-down, dirty, disgusting, depraved, sadistic, psychotic, hell-bent, grade F, Zombie A-Hole who preys on naked twin girls. He ain't gonna know what hit him!
Zombie A-Hole takes place in a world that's a bit different from our own. A realm that teeters on the edge of sleaze and comic book stylized awesomeness. It'sPlanet Terror meets Sin City meets The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. All the men are hard-asses, and all the women are bombshells. Just because vengeance is your way of life doesn't mean you can't look damn sexy while you dole out hearty doses of whoop-ass.

This is a an exploitation flick with a southern gothic flair.

Production Notes
- Filmed in Toledo, Ohio and Portland, IN
- Budget: $1000
- Filmed with a Canon 60D
- Director Dustin Mills' first live action film

"I think my favorite micro-budget DIY movie I saw last year was The Puppet Monster Massacre, a work 
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of lunacy and brilliance from director Dustin Mills, featuring an all-puppet cast. Mills has a sequel in the works, which I'm excited about - but before that production hits the sewing machine, Mills will unleash a bizarre exploitation / horror / action / comedy called Zombie A-Hole. Mr. Mills generously gave me a sneak-peek of this upcoming shocker a month or so ago - and again I was impressed with what lunacy this director is able to conjure from the tiniest of budgets. This film, about voodoo, vengeance, twins, and the frantic hunt for a particularly menacing zombie, mixes live action, computer animation, and a gritty but stylized grindhouse tone. Zombie A-Hole does a fine job of blending its wide variety of ingredients, from humor to gore to sleaze to action. I'm sure many will love and many will hate this film for throwing all the rules out the window and just being its own delirious, rabid animal, but in my opinion, straying from the beaten path is a very positive thing. Dustin Mills seems to be making a habit of doing so, and I commend him for it."
- Eric Stanze (FEARnet, Director of Scrapbook and Ratline)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Walt Disney Studios 2012 Comic-con Photos


About the film
Quentin Tarantino presents THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth.  Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA—alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-take-all battle for a fortune in gold.

Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date.

Joining Crowe, RZA and Liu in the cast are Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier.


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Genre:   Animation/Comedy
U.S. Release Date: November 2, 2012 

Voice Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
Director: Rich Moore
Producer: Clark Spencer

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy.  He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.  Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?  “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

FRANKENWEENIE - Comic-Con Homage Trailer Now Available

Genre: Animated comedy
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: October 5, 2012
Running time:

Voice Cast: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell
Director: Tim Burton
Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate
Executive Producer: Don Hahn
Screenplay by: John August
Based on an original idea by: Tim Burton                          


From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

In Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


Genre:   Fantasy Adventure
Rating: TBD                       
Release Date: March 8, 2013

Cast:  James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff
Director: Sam Raimi
Producer: Joe Roth
Executive Producers: Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer, Palak Patel
Written by: Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final)


Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012



Street Date: July 31, 2012
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 276 minutes + bonus features/ 2-disc set

The award-winning, critically acclaimed seriesMisfits: Season One is available on DVD for the first time in North America on July 31, 2012.  The provocative show GQ called “outstanding” proves that superpowers, hormones and court-ordered community service are an entertaining mix The DVD includes an exclusive collector’s free t-shirt offer.

Written and created by Howard Overman (Merlin), Misfits took home the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Drama Series and continues to earn international acclaim. The provocative show GQ called “outstanding” proves that superpowers, hormones and court-ordered community service are an entertaining mix. 

Kelly (BAFTA-winner Lauren Socha), Nathan (Robert Sheehan, The BorrowersSeason of the Witch), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia Thomas), and Simon (Iwan Rheon) are five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. But when a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to the gang as they discover that they have each developed a superpower, one that reveals their deepest, darkest insecurities. Though they just want to finish their community service and get through the challenges of everyday teenage life - relationships, friendships, parents and sex - fate has another task in store for them: they must save their town from the evil that has descended upon it. With abilities ranging from invisibility to hearing people’s thoughts, these young malcontents are going to learn that having great power sure can get in the way of having a great time.

In 2011, Misfits premiered exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus, and is launching on Logo starting July 19, 2012. In Canada, the series premiered in Spring 2010 on Showcase and on BBC Canada. 

Bonus features include:
·         Making of Misfits
·         Cast and Crew Interviews
·         Simon’s Films
·         A collector’s item that can’t be missed- an exclusive Misfits t-shirt with every DVD.

Drafthouse Films Appoints 'The Ambassador' to its Slate

Controversial Sundance Hit Innovates New Documentary Genre “Performative Journalism” with Hilarious & Shocking Results

Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the world-famous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced their acquisition of The Ambassador, a darkly comic, genre-bending documentary that exposes the corrupt business of selling diplomatic titles to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations. Filmmaker/journalist/provocateur Mads Brügger (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for Red Chapel) uses humor in his jaw-dropping descent into one of the most dangerous places on the planet: Central African Republic.  From each absurdly terrifying and hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post has called “the most provocative filmmaker in the world.”  The Ambassador is scheduled to launch on VOD and digital platforms August 4th and theatrically in New York City (IFC Center) on August 29th, Los Angeles (The Cinefamily) and Austin (Alamo Drafthouse locations) on August 31st.

Financed by filmmaker Lars Von Trier’s production company Zentropa (MelancholiaKlown) to expose the violence, greed and corruption of foreign businessman in the Central African Republic, Brügger developed a new documentary style that he calls “performative journalism,” in which he creates an absurd caricature of a corrupt diplomat and arms himself with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market credentials and razor-sharp wit.  It’s part performance art, part investigative journalism, producing humor, shocking revelations and above all a tragic picture of a failed and corrupt state.

Brügger, who experienced blood diamond smuggling, bribery and murder, said, ”I want to show an Africa stripped of NGOs (non-governmental organizations), Bono, child soldiers and kids with bloated bellies, to show the kind of people you never see in the documentaries: white businessmen and diplomats, the fat cats in the urban centers, all the people who are in post-colonial Francafrique (French Africa) having a great time.  To show this Africa of the affluent I use “performative journalism” – instead of disguising as a fly on the wall observing neutrally, I dress for my part and interact as an agent provocateur.  With all the intentions of a journalist to disclose an unnoticed world I went to Central African Republic as a rich white business man with diplomatic credentials pursuing all the perks that follows this title (reckless diamond hunt, practicing power misuse etc.), and became a respected member of their society.”

"The Ambassador is the kind of exciting and provocative work from a fearless visionary that is an exact DNA match for our brand,” says Drafthouse Films Director of Acquisitions Evan Husney, “and from his jaw-dropping stunts in Northern Korea as seen in Red Chapel to the hostile blood diamond mines in central Africa, Brügger is this generation's foremost gonzo journalist."

The deal was negotiated by James Emanuel Shapiro of Drafthouse Films and Susan Wendt of Trustnordisk on behalf of the film’s producers at Zentropa.

See what people are saying about The Ambassador:
“There’s Unlikely To Be A Ballsier Film This Year!” (GQ)
“Shockingly Entertaining!” (The Hollywood Reporter)
“Brügger is sort of the VICE Magazine Version of Sasha Baron Cohen as Financed by Lars Von Trier.” (The Village Voice)
“Engaging & Exciting!” (NY Magazine's Vulture)

This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism from international provocateur Mads Brügger (filmmaker of Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Red Chapel) rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central African Republic.  Armed with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Brügger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul.  As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brügger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder -- while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every step along the way.  From each absurdly terrifying/hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post has called “the most provocative filmmaker in the world.”

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Thursday, July 5, 2012


Street Date: July 31, 2012
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.97 ($24.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 90 minutes/ single disc + UV digital copy

BBC Home Entertainment announces the first title, Going For Gold - The ’48 Gamesto be released simultaneously in both DVD and UltraViolet on July 31, 2012.

UltraViolet allows you to collect, watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way.  Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a personal digital collection of movies and TV shows.  Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.  Restrictions and limitations apply. 

“This is a pivotal time for BBC Home Entertainment as we “join the cloud”, and with all of the excitement around London this summer, Going For Gold is the perfect title for our first UltraViolet release.  Being a leader in British Entertainment in North America, we have always been known for the quality of our content- and now consumers will have greater choice as to when, where and how they view it,” states Soumya Sriraman, EVP Home Entertainment and Licensing.

Thrown together as double sculling partners just six weeks before the 1948 Summer Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Matt Smith, Doctor Who), a boatbuilder’s son, and Richard “Dickie” Burnell (Sam Hoare, Captain America: The First AvengerJane Eyre), the Oxford-educated son of an Olympic gold-medal winning champion rower, were an unlikely pair. Bert was strictly a single sculler, unused to working as a team, and Dickie was living in his father’s shadow – but with the help of legendary sculler Jack Beresford (James Frain, True BloodThe Tudors) these two men from very different backgrounds triumphed against the odds, capturing Olympic Gold and embodying the battling spirit of the 1948 London games. The fact that the games took place at all was astonishing in itself: Britain was still struggling with the after effects of World War II, and the 1948 Games were the first in 12 years due to the war. Perhaps even more astonishing was that, with Dickie’s Olympic win, he followed his father Charles Burnell to victory and became one of the few father-son pairs to both win Olympic gold medals.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

PAPERMAN Short - First Look Images Now Available!

PAPERMAN will debut with Walt Disney Animation Studio’s WRECK IT RALPH, in theaters November 2, 2012!

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Jack Reacher - First Look At The Film!