Thursday, December 4, 2014
TWO FOR THE ROAD Original Theatrical Trailer http://youtu.be/xRlJJk9eEY4
Available to pre-order from Amazon http://amzn.to/1vPEXQ8
One of the great films by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain, Charade) after the studio era had come to a close, Two for the Road was a break-off with the old system, one which allowed Donen to further stretch his art, aided by screenwriter Frederic Raphael (Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut), in this tale of a couple voluntarily stretching themselves through the long period of their relationship.
Portrayed in fragments that span the couple's time together in marriage, Two for the Road runs the course of a relationship (between Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) that finds a circumstantial come-together escalate into newlywed-status and, through a series of travails, into the serious situation of bearing a daughter. The disturbance of marriage, and/or life, is chronicled from here on.
After so many studio-system smash-hits, Two for the Road marked a reckoning for director Donen — which went on to influence directors like Jacques Rivette for its portrayal of a couple in interaction and its keen sense of duration across the length of their time together. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Stanley Donen's Two for the Road for the first time on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition.
SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT (BLU-RAY + DVD) EDITION:
- New 1080p presentation of the film (on Blu-ray) in its original aspect ratio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- 36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing on the film and more!
"a slick, entirely professional, very smooth movie” - Roger Ebert
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
"Essential viewing ... knows how to squeeze every drop of blood from every dollar spent while still being able to deliver the big scare." -Ain't It Cool News
New York, NY - Wild Eye Releasing has announced the December 16th DVD release of Hi-8: Horror Independent 8. The eight-part anthology brings together some of the most recognizable names in home video horror of the past 30 years, capturing the creative essence of low budget, shot-on-video filmmaking. The DVD release of Hi-8 will be available nationwide (SRP $14.95).
Pre-Order Hi-8 on DVD
A teaser trailer for the film has been released and can be viewed on YouTube:
The opening sequence, in which Rochon showcases her scream queen talents, is also available: http://youtu.be/U4ILX0ooAlg
North Woods is in its final 48 hours of crowdfunding on Indiegogo to raise money in order to complete production. To encourage last-minute donations, prices have been slashed. Backers can get autographs from Lowry and Rochon, a DVD, a poster and more in one package for as low as $15. Other perks up for grabs include screen-used props, producer credits and even percentages of the film's profits.
The film is directed by Chris Moore, who co-wrote the script with Jason Kasper and stars alongside Lowry and Rochon. The cast also includes fresh faces Sarah McCraw, Andrew Roach, Amanda Grussaute, Brittany Mahaffey and J.K. Michaels.
"North Woods is the kind of horror film that people have been looking for," explains co-writer/editor Jason Kasper. "But it's also everything that they're not expecting. It genuinely feels like a '70s and '80s horror film in the way that it's executed, giving you a nostalgic familiarity. However, it takes the tropes and cliches of the genre and completely turns them on their heads."
From within the woods, a blood splattered young man, John Prescott, runs out in front of a car, terrified and muttering gibberish. Enter Dr. Pamela Alley, an esteemed psychiatrist, and Detective Morris, her contact and partner from the local police force, who have just been assigned the boy's case. As the teen begins telling his diabolical tale of a local weekend vacation gone horribly wrong, it becomes clear that nothing is ever what it seems when a very troubled substitute teacher, with a webbed past of nightmares, emerges as the center of the proceedings. What keys does she hold to the nearly phantasmic events surrounding the area for the last several years?
Presented by Macabre Pictures and Flowtac Entertainment, North Woods will be released in 2015. For more information, North Woods can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Indiegogo.
Starring Eric Roberts ("The Expendables"), Ken Davitian ("Borat"), Korrina Rico ("Horrible Bosses 2") and Hunter Ives, Abstraction is the story of Tommy and Gary, two criminals engaging in grand thefts in order to make ends meet. After a routine robbery goes wrong, the friends are forced to put their criminal activity behind them. But as their economic hardships become obvious, Tommy's new girlfriend, Scarlet, soon proposes a notion that will make all their money troubles vanish - the heist of a half a million dollar painting.
Abstraction has been well received by festival audiences and industry professionals alike," says Director Prince Bagdasarian. "We're truly excited now to be working with Breaking Glass Pictures in bringing our multi-award winning film to a wider audience." "Abstraction" also stars Natalie Victoria ("DeadHeads"), Manu Intiraymi ("Star Trek: Voyager") and Mindy Robinson ("V/H/S/2").