Tim Seeley will be bringing back Chaos! Comics, running an epic crossover event featuring Evil Ernie, Chastity, Purgatori, and more. Seeley plans to reintroduce all the characters in a six-issue event that will introduce the new universe. Knowing Seeley is behind the wheel, I have no doubt he’ll be able to capture all the insanity and lust of the originals.
Official Press Release:
October 11, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ – New York Comic-Con Announcement: Dynamite proudly announces the return of Chaos! Comics, an expansive universe of fan-favorite horror characters including Evil Ernie, Purgatori, and Chastity. Superstar creator Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, G.I. Joe) will write an epic six-issue Event Series reintroducing the entire cast, bolstered by the gorgeous and gruesome illustrations of artist Mirka Andolfo. Scheduled for release in early 2014, the Chaos! Comics resurrection will revel in all the attitude, sex appeal, and pure unadulterated mayhem that longtime fans and fun-loving newcomers crave.
“Evil Ernie came out when I was a teenager, when I was looking for something dangerous, scary, and sexy to read, and I loved it,” says Tim Seeley, referring to the original Chaos! Comics publishing era which took the industry by storm in the 1990s. “It was like punk music, late night horror movies, and a lingerie catalog rolled into one perfect creation. To say it had an effect on my work as a comics professional is a bit of an understatement!”
Evil Ernie, the undead serial killer. Chastity, the vampiric punk-rock assassin. Purgatori, the goddess of bloodsuckers. The Omen, a band of supernatural misfits. When each of these terrifying figures witnesses a vision of the world’s impending doom, they rush headlong into conflict with one another. Some try desperately to avert the nuclear holocaust, out of altruism or self-interest, while others… just want to raise some hell! It’s the return of the Chaos! universe on a grand scale, the resurrection of fan-favorite boogeymen and femme fatales amidst a violent, apocalyptic upheaval.
“The Chaos! universe gave rise to the kind of comics that would, depending on your age, make you hide them under your bed, tattoo the characters across your body, or paint them on the side of your van. Their characters inspired such intense reactions from readers. I want to be part of that. I want to really harness what made characters like Purgatori, Chastity, Evil Ernie, and The Omen so unique and special both for existing fans… and a whole new generation with room under their beds.”
Tim Seeley is a prolific comic book writer and artist, having contributed to a wealth of name-brand creative properties including G.I.Joe, Forgotten Realms, New Exiles, Weapon X: First Class, and G.I.Joe Vs. Transformers. He has developed his own comic book series, including the wildly popular Hack/Slash horror series and the controversial, groundbreaking Loaded Bible. Recently, Seeley partnered with Dynamite on the wildly madcap Army of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash comic book series, teaming his tough-as-nails heroine Cassie Hack with MGM’s resident square-jawed champion, Ash Williams.
“With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to announce the full-scale Chaos! Comics revival,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Whenever you flipped the pages of an Evil Ernie, Cremator, or Bad Kitty comic, it was like your own private All Hallows Eve party. Skulls and gore, vicious attitudes and zombie hordes, buxom beauties and malevolent metalheads — Chaos! Comics reveled in the rebel spirit of its hardcore audience. We launched an Evil Ernie miniseries last year to universal fan and critical acclaim, and we are proud to expand the Chaos! line to its full glory with Tim Seeley, a modern master of terror, at the helm. And I’m ecstatic to report, Mirka Andolfo’s art blows us away with every new page she turns in. Watch out, Chaos! fans — this will be a book to kill for!”
The Chaos! Comics revival is slated for release in early 2014, and will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. As always, Dynamite encourages comic book fans to reserve copies with their local comic book shop or hobby specialty store. Chaos! Comics will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
We’re almost to the end, there are only a couple episodes left in our epic Outlast playthrough! Stop crying, I guess now is as good a time as any to tell you you’re such an ugly crier.
Sorry, I only bully because I was bullied. Who would bully me, you ask? How about No Neck Chain Boots — this fucker won’t leave me alone. I think he knows I’m recording him and he just likes the attention. Either that or the two naked guys, Walrider and No Neck are actually friends who take turns bullying me in this game. In the last episode I was harassed, perhaps even sexually, by those two nudists. In this episode, No Neck decides it’s his turn.
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FX has shared 10 images from “American Horror Story: Coven”, Episode 3.02, “Boy Parts,” debuting on October 16.
Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Alexandra Breckenridge, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, and Denis O’Hare star.
“Death has failed to claim more than one person… including Madame LaLaurie, whose secrets Fiona is determined to ferret out. The next day, at Morning Gathering, Queenie tells the story of how she first discovered her powers and ancestry, and ended up at the Academy. The Gathering is interrupted by a pair of detectives, Sanchez and Stiles, who want to talk to Madison and Zoe about what happened at the frat party. Fiona makes sure their investigation ends immediately… leaving the girls utterly terrified of her. Later, Madison decides to pay Zoe back for her help. But when Madison decides to play Dr. Frankenstein and build Zoe the “perfect boyfriend,” things go gruesomely wrong. Meanwhile, Cordelia and Hank meet with a fertility doctor, but after a year of treatments there’s still no progress. Hank exhorts her to use her magic instead; Cordelia is reluctant, but ultimately assents to the black ceremony, despite her misgivings. Back at the Academy, LaLaurie tells the story of how she came to be immortal – cursed and buried alive by Marie Laveau. As Fiona confronts the still-living Marie, risking ending the ages-old truce between the witches and the voodoo priestesses, LaLaurie makes her escape… though after 180 years in a coffin, she is unprepared for the modern world. And Zoe and her new “boyfriend” find themselves with a new and somewhat unsettling ally.”
Kirk Hammett, the lead guitarist for Metallica, has announced that he will be putting together his own horror convention, “Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil”, in February 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The three-day event (February 6-8) will feature live music, vending, signings, guest appearances, and much more.
Confirmed guests include makeup FX artists Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, Kill Bill 1&2, Spiderman) and Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Creepshow). San Francisco rockers Orchid are the only confirmed live act announced so far.
Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase here.
After a couple unusual and unnerving live-action teaser videos, Frictional Games has officially unveiled their next-gen horror game, called SOMA, with a look at some actual gameplay footage. It won’t release until 2015 — ouch — but it will coming to PC and the PlayStation 4, so Sony just got itself another console horror exclusive (alongside Outlast and Daylight).
Enjoy some gameplay footage from SOMA after the jump, but be warned, I think I’d describe it as a big bag of sci-fi flavored what the fuck did I just watch?
Sorry, German readers, but it looks like you won’t be able to get your hands on Capcom’s gritty, next-gen zombie beat ‘em up Dead Rising 3 when launches on the Xbox One next month.
The country’s ratings board, Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle — good luck pronouncing that — has denied a rating for Dead Rising 3. It’s really not all that surprising, seeing as the last two games were also blocked in the past, but I’m sure it’s disappointing to anyone looking to form an army of psychopaths so they can mow down thousands of totally unique zombies.
After being kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years, Joe (Josh Brolin) has finally been released inexplicably and is ready to figure out why. Can you help Joe find what he’s looking for?
For a chance to win the actual hammer used by Josh Brolin’s character in the film, tweet @FilmDistrict a photo of a dumpling at your favorite local dumpling spot with the hashtag #eattheclues. The contest ends on October 20th and a randomly chosen winner will be selected the following day on October 21st.
“Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.”
Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, Oldboy was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.
Subject to Official Rules, available here.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with New York metalcore band Sirens And Sailors to bring you an exclusive stream of “Born & Raised (Flower City)”, which comes from the band’s upcoming sophomore album Skeletons (out October 29th via Razor & Tie). The album was recorded and mixed by Carson Slovak (August Burns Red) and Grant Mcfarland (Affiance) and was mastered by Troy Glessner (August Burns Red, Silverstein).
Head down to check out this exclusive stream!
Sirens & Sailors Tour Dates
The PredaTour with Ice Nine Kills, Famous Last Words, Erra, and Chasing Safety
November 1- Rochester, NY – Water Street Club
November 2- Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
November 3- Pittsburgh, PA – Gator’s
November 4- Detroit, MI – Crofoot Pike Room
November 5- Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
November 7- Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
November 8 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
November 9 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
November 10- Dallas, TX – Sons Of Hermann
November 11- Houston, TX – Walters
November 12- Douglasville, GA – The Seven Venue
November 13- Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
November 14- Allentown, PA – Croc Roc
November 15- Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
November 16- New York, NY – Santos Party House
November 17- Hartford, CT – Websters Underground
Less than 5 months since its successful debut, “Night of the Living Dead Live” is back on Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille stage for a limited 3-week engagement starting from Oct 8-27! It’s brought to you by the good folks at Nictophobia Films and Co-Writer/Director Christopher Bond, who brought us the super-fun “Evil Dead: The Musical” a few years back. When I spoke with Bond at the Fan Expo, he enthusiastically told me how they went back and re-wrote the show, adding more humor. To be honest, I was nervous that they would go overboard and spoil a show that I already felt was excellent to begin with. Well, did they? After revisiting the show at its premiere, I’ve added a couple of paragraphs at the end of my original review, highlighting my thoughts on the retooled “NOTLD Live”.
In 1968, a little indie horror film by the name of Night of the Living Dead introduced moviegoers to a brand new monster; the zombie or as they were referred to by the filmmakers; the ghoul. Now, the zombie has been seen before in such films as I Walk with a Zombie and White Zombie but Co-Writer/Director George A. Romero redefined them not only by their look and performance but as well as their taste in food. NOTLD set such a strong template that even 45 years later, we’re still smitten by them. Presently Zombies are bigger than ever. From countless video games (Dead Island, Resident Evil 6), films (World War Z, Zombieland), television (The Walking Dead) to even zombie walks all across the globe, they’re a permanent fixture in pop culture.
NOTLD has been re-imagined and ripped off on the big screen on countless occasions. Cut to 2013; theatregoers are treated with the first officially-sanctioned stage adaptation, Night of the Living Dead Live, brought to you by Nictophobia Films (Devil’s Night) and Director Christopher Bond (Evil Dead: The Musical). I’ll admit that I was taken aback when I first heard they were playing it comedically. Now as much as I adored Evil Dead: The Musical, it wasn’t a remote stretch to imagine a humorous take on the material. On the other hand, NOTLD is as serious and as sacred as they come.
During the first act, Night of the Living Dead Live faithfully and entertainingly sticks to the source but in a slyly tongue-in-cheek sort of way. All the iconic moments from the film are recreated here and the pace is zippy. So much so that by the end of the first half, I was stunned to find out that they’ve just pulled off a brilliant sleight of hand on fans and gone through the original film in its entirety, leaving Christopher Bond and his team free to take NOTLD into uncharted territories. I’ve never been so anxious to see an intermission end. The second act is an unpredictable, fun-filled barrage of “what if” scenarios that’ll have you laughing out loud. It has the feel of an improv session. As deranged and silly as it increasingly gets, it never insults the things we love about Romero’s film. If anything Bond and his Co-Writers Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin (who both also star in the show) dig deeper into its themes as well as making clever and thoughtful commentaries on late 60’s stereotypes, as well as human nature.
The play is made all the more successful because of its uber-talented cast who all play multiple roles. I was blown away at how they managed to keep their energy level up, on top of adding wonderful little nuances in each of their characters’ series of incarnations. No matter how off-the-rails the show gets, the characters stay true to the original. Like all great theatre, it can fool an audience into thinking that the show’s scale is much larger than it actually is. In the case of NOTLD Live, I felt totally duped when only a six-member ensemble came out at the curtain call.
Bond has put together an impressively-mounted production that’s sheer creativity trumps most big-budgeted shows I’ve seen. As a nod to the original, the aesthetic is black and white. The staging and blocking is particularly cool since it takes place in various locations throughout the theatre. There’s also some effective use of video presentation to enhance the experience especially during the finale which will no doubt get a chuckle out of hardcore fans. The fight choreographing is some of the most engaging I’ve witnessed on the stage. Considering that this is a PG, family-friendly show, gore is kept to a minimum. This is not a determent whatsoever since The Butcher Shop’s Carlos Henriques’ utilizes those few moments very satisfyingly. Judging by the huge pop from the audience, it proves less can be more.
Christopher Bond has not only devised of a show that’s worthy of the Romero classic but also to his previous success. Night of the Living Dead Live is every bit as enjoyable as Evil Dead: The Musical …possibly better. It’s a bigger, more ambitious undertaking that delivers as a spectacular piece of entertainment, as well as a social commentary much like the original. From the very moment it’s concludes, you’ll be eager to return in a heartbeat and want to re-experience NOTLD Live all over again. Hoping this is the beginning of a long and successful run. Genre fans worldwide need and deserve to experience this instant classic firsthand.
Now, concerning the revamped show, I was worried they would go all indulgent and ruin an already fantastic thing. There’s only so far you can go with something as sacred as Night of the Living Dead. When it comes to comedy, it’s a very delicate balancing act. This new version pushes the humour further which is especially noticeable in the first act. NOTLD Live originally played a little straighter. Thankfully these additions work….actually kick it one notch up! NOTLD Live‘s funny bone is more prominent yet not overly so that it gives the audience too much of a good thing. The tone of the entire show feels more consistent now, as well as giving it a snappier pace which was already snappy to begin with. Most importantly, it helps giving NOTLD Live a more distinct identity while still staying respectful to its source. Even with a greater emphasis on comedy, it still avoids self-parody territory which is what I was initially worried about. I also noticed a few additional effects gags which was icing on the cake.
In hindsight, I feel foolish for ever doubting the brilliant Christopher Bond, his team and Nictophobia Films. The love and affection poured into NOTLD Live is super-apparent. I was concerned overconfidence might play in and mess with something that’s already grown rather treasured to me, much in the way I felt going into this adaptation as an avid fan of the Romero classic. Night of the Living Dead Live is even better the second time around. I got to appreciate and marvel over the tour de force feat by the extremely gifted cast all the more. I can’t stress enough how much fun this show is. Don’t miss NOTLD Live when it hits your town!
Special thanks to Christos Kalohoridis for the photos!
Empire has the following UK poster for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, which is actually one of my favorites because it’s simple. It displays Danny Trejo as the title character, a lot of blood red, and a huge title font. DONE.
Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan, Electra Avellan, William Sadler, Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, and Marko Zaror all star.
In theaters October 11, “Machete Kills is an action-packed thrill ride about the adventures of legendary secret agent Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo). In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Carlos Estevez) to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete faces death at every turn from an all-star cast of deadly assassins. Breaking all the rules, visionary director Robert Rodriguez leads this star-studded ensemble on one of the wildest adventures to save the world ever captured on film!“
Schism was written by Adam Gierasch and his partner Jace Anderson (both who teamed for Night of the Demons and Autopsy), with Gierasch once again directing. Callum Blue (“Smallville”) and Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede) also star in in the picture. This is a dark indie thriller in the vein of Jacob’s Ladder.
Shot on Super 16, “Dylan White has a normal, boring life. Then horrifying visions start to interrupt his waking moments, and he must face the fact that he literally doesn’t know who he is. Following clues that take him to the dark underbelly, Dylan soon finds both his life and soul in danger. Featuring a masterful performance by Callum Blue, Schism is a trip to the dark side, noir-style: bad men, bad dames, bad sex and bad intentions.”
NOT SAFE FOR WORK!
If you’re the type of person that puts together an awesome party on Halloween rather than go out on the town, this news might very well be of interest to you! AXS TV will be streaming six metal concerts starting at 3:30pm EST beginning with Judas Priest celebrating their 30th anniversary of British Steel. The night will also feature the live premiere of KISS‘ performance in Zurich, Switzerland last May, which AXS TV recorded. The edited version will be a network premiere and will repeat at 1:30am EST. There will also be shows from Papa Roach, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Alice Cooper. Check below for the full schedule.
*All times in EST
3:30 p.m. JUDAS PRIEST LIVE: BRITISH STEEL 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – Judas Priest celebrates the 30th anniversary of “British Steel” from the Hard Rock Arena in Hollywood, Florida.
4:45 p.m. PAPA ROACH LIVE FROM CLUB NOKIA – Papa Roach presents one of the best rock shows this year live from Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
5:55 p.m. IRON MAIDEN EN VIVO! – En Vivo! captures the always exciting atmosphere that fans have come to expect from Iron Maiden. Filmed in Chile, the concert features favorites such as “The Trooper,” “The Number of the Beast” and “Fear of the Dark” as well as hits from the No.1 studio album “The Final Frontier.”
7:30 p.m. AT HELL’S DOOR: BEHIND THE SCENES AT HELLFEST – Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach takes over Hellfest in Clisson, France to give viewers an inside look at what goes on backstage, onstage and more at one of Europe’s biggest and craziest rock festivals. (Repeats at 1:00 a.m. ET)
8:00 p.m. KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: LIVE FROM EUROPE CONCERT – NETWORK PREMIERE – AXS TV was on hand to tape KISS’ Zurich, Switzerland concert live last May, making this edited version a network premiere. The concert featured new staging, lighting and pyrotechnics that had never been seen before on TV. (Repeats at 1:30 a.m. ET).
10:05 p.m. AC/DC LIVE AT RIVER PLATE – AC/DC Live At River Plate documents the band’s triumphant return to Buenos Aires. (Repeats at 3:35 a.m. ET)
11:15 p.m. ALICE COOPER LIVE AT MONTREUX – Alice Cooper’s live shows are legendary for their sense of Rock Theater and sheer visual spectacle. Underpinning the visual assault has always been a collection of some of the best rock songs around delivered by one of the all-time great front men. This show includes tracks from across his career including all the classics you would expect.
It's going to take awhile for us to get used to "Supernatural" being on Tuesday nights, but we'll happily follow the Winchesters anywhere they lead, especially after last night's strong return. Check out what's ahead in Episode 9.02, "Devil May Care."
"Supernatural" Episode 9.02 - "Devil May Care" (airs 10/15/13, 9-10pm)
ABADDON RISES — Dean (Jensen Ackles) shocks Sam (Jared Padalecki) by popping open the trunk of the Impala and showing him that he has kidnapped Crowley (Mark Sheppard). Kevin (guest star Osric Chau) freaks out when he sees the King of Hell, but Sam and Dean convince him that they need Crowley to find the demons on Earth.
Meanwhile, Abaddon (guest star Alaina Huffman) re-emerges and plans to take over Hell.
Guy Bee directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.
If you're planning to attend this weekend's New York Comic Con and are a fan of "The Walking Dead," then pay close attention to this contest as you and a friend could win tickets to "The Walking Dead Escape" obstacle course. But you have to act fast...
We'll be taking entries for the NEXT 24 HOURS ONLY for fans of AMC's "The Walking Dead" to win tickets to live out the events of their favorite show with "The Walking Dead Escape," the official zombie obstacle course of "The Walking Dead." Each ticket is good for two people, and we have six tickets to give away.
It is taking place at Pier 86 by the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City on Saturday, October 12, and the winners will be notified Thursday morning, October 10, so you can plan accordingly.
The course will be open for that one day only from 6:45 pm-12:00 midnight. Winners will be SURVIVORS. Survivors climb, crawl, and slide in an effort to avoid confrontation by hordes of walkers. If you’re lucky, you will reach the decontamination zone.
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME and preferred EMAIL ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
Don't want to take your chances with our contest? Or maybe you want to be transformed into an undead walker by professional makeup teams and released on the course to haunt the living. Visit the official AMC "The Walking Dead" Blog or the official "The Walking Dead Escape" website for more details and to purchase tickets.
New York Comic Con is held at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan at 655 West 34th Street. Information about the event is available on the official New York Comic Con website.
The remastered classics just keep coming, and this time it's Icon Film Distribution stepping up to the plate to bring 1959's Peter Cushing chiller The Mummy back to hi-def life on Blu-ray in the UK on October 14th.
From the Press Release:
On 14th October Hammer’s classic film THE MUMMY will be released for the first time ever in HD on Blu-ray and on DVD double play and presented in its original UK theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. Fans will also be treated to a host of brand new extras never seen before.
Starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in their iconic roles in the third of Hammer’s original Gothic classics, THE MUMMY (1959) was directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, who previously helmed DRACULA and THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Available 14th October in the UK on 3-disc Double Play, the pack comprises 1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD; the release also includes brand new documentaries, a new expert commentary track from Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby, and multiple bonus extras and a stills gallery.
One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis (Lee), high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods, and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel Banning (Yvonne Furneaux), wife of one of the explorers (Cushing), resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate...
Marking this as the most definitive edition of the Hammer classic to date, Icon's package comes in the form of a triple pack containing the hi-def Blu-ray and two DVDs, sporting a wide range of special features including:
DVD DISC 1
• Original UK theatrical aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (the film has never before been released at this aspect ratio)
• Alternate “full frame” aspect ratio: 1.37:1
• English HOH subtitles for both features
• Commentary – New expert commentary from Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby
DVD DISC 2
• “Unwrapping the Mummy: The Making of a Hammer Classic” -- New documentary about the film’s creation and history
• “The Hammer Rep Company” -- New documentary about Hammer’s informal repertory company of actors.
• “Stolen Face” – bonus feature (Terence Fisher’s 1952 crime drama, 72 mins.)
• “The House of Horror: Memories of Bray” – Hammer’s all-new documentary (45 mins.) which will premiere on Hammer’s YouTube channel before the Double Play release
• “Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing” – The World of Hammer episode
• HD Archive/Stills Gallery
• Original industry promo reel restored to HD (6 mins.)
• PDF booklet by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson
The wizards at Arrow Video have been focusing their brain waves on bringing another cult treasure to hi-def life in the UK, and the result is a brand new restoration of Brian De Palma's The Fury, hitting shelves on October 28th. Don't stare too long...
From the Press Release:
Marking the film’s UK Blu-ray premiere in style, Arrow’s team of restorers have breathed new life into this telekinetic masterpiece – it’s crystal clear, incredibly vibrant and has been newly graded, all the while keeping true to Richard H. Kline’s brilliant original cinematography. 2013 year marks THE FURY’s 35th birthday... it’s never looked better.
Restoration Supervisor James White says of the project – "It's been a great honour to restore THE FURY, a truly fantastic film by one of my favourite directors. Its combination of sci-fi, horror and post-Watergate paranoia thriller makes it one of the key titles in Brian De Palma's filmography, although some fans may be less familiar with the film due to its poor treatment on home video until now. Thankfully, this new restoration, struck directly from the original camera negative and carefully restored to preserve the full colour palette and subtleties of Richard Kline's masterly cinematography, should reaffirm the film's reputation as one of De Palma's greatest works, as well as a key film in American 1970s cinema. Finally audiences can see THE FURY as it was meant to be seen."
Arrow’s deluxe edition of THE FURY will come loaded with a never-before-seen selection of special features, bonus material and an in-depth collector’s booklet, many of which have been independently sourced and appear here for the very first time.
Brian De Palma followed the huge success of Carrie with another slice of telekinetic horror, upping the ante by featuring more than one psychic.
John Cassavetes gives his most sinister performance since Rosemary's Baby as a man who kidnaps the telepathic son of his colleague (Kirk Douglas), aiming to turn him and similarly gifted individuals into human weapons. Meanwhile, Gillian (Amy Irving) is worried enough about the destructive potential of her own powers to agree to be institutionalised - but is the Paragon Institute all that it's cracked up to be?
De Palma pulls out all the stops with some spectacular set-pieces (including one that will put viewers off fairground rides for life) before a spectacularly explosive climax that unforgettably demonstrates why Gillian is so afraid of her powers. She can trigger nosebleeds without any effort, so how much damage can she do when she's actually trying to hurt someone?
- "Blood on the Lens": An interview with Cinematographer Richard H. Kline
- "Spinning Tales": Fiona Lewis on starring in The Fury
- "The Fury - A Location Journal": An interview with Sam Irvin, intern on The Fury, author of the film’s shooting diary and then correspondent for Cinefantastique magazine
- Original archive interviews from the 1978 promotional tour, featuring Brian De Palma, producer Frank Yablans and stars Carrie Snodgress and Amy Irving
- "Double Negative": A short film tribute to Brian De Palma by Sam Irvin, starring William Finley
- Gallery of behind-the-scenes production images
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw
- Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Chris Dumas, author of Un-American Psycho: Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible, as well as a re-print of a contemporary interview with Brian De Palma and a brand new interview with screenwriter John Farris on the writing of the film, his and De Palma’s unrealised adaptation of Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man and more, illustrated with original stills and posters
Here’s a new trailer for Jorge Dorado’s Spanish-made thriller Mindscape, starring “American Horror Story” fav Taissa Farmiga, Mark Strong, and Brian Cox, and produced by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax).
Opening in Spain October 31, “A man with the ability to enter peoples’ memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.”
Watch for U.S. news as it arrives.
In this episode of our Outlast playthrough, I kick ass like a Velociraptor. Then I collect batteries like a Velociraptor and miss like, three jumps, all like a Velociraptor.
Things are heating up, even moreso than the last episode. I think this is because we’re reaching the end, with only four episodes to go before we figure out this whole ‘Walrider’ thing. My guess is it’s a typo, which led to a big misunderstanding. They actually meant Walwriter, and this whole time I’ve been hunting down a three year-old with a box of crayons.
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Universal Home Entertainment unleashed the excellent Curse of Chucky, directed by series creator Don Mancini on Blu-ray and DVD today! As evidenced by Brad’s review, we’re fans of the film here at Bloody-Disgusting.
Even better? The film is included on Universal’s Chucky: The Complete Collection which collects ALL of the Chucky movies on Blu-ray! In fact, I’ve got it in my hands right now and it looks to have some rad special features as well as unrated cuts of Seed Of Chucky and Curse Of Chucky.
To celebrate we’re going to do a live tweet marathon starting with Child’s Play 2 and going straight through the day up until the end of Curse Of Chucky. For complex reasons we’re going to skip Child’s Play and head straight into sequel-ville. If you want a head start, watch the original film starting at 8:20AM PST.
You can follow the live tweet marathon at @BDisgusting starting at 10AM PST/1PM EST. Feel free to tweet at us and interact! If we temporarily exceed our tweet allowance we’ll switch to @EvanDickson before switching back. Let’s use the hashtag #ChuckyBox The schedule is as follows:
Child’s Play 2 – 10AM PST
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The Season 4 premiere of "The Walking Dead" is ready to march on in like a herd of hungry walkers, and to get you geared up for the event, we have a quintet of new video promos! Dig 'em!
"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on Sunday, October 13th.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.01, "30 Days Without an Accident" (10/13/13) - SEASON 4 PREMIERE
Rick and the group are as close to an ideal life as possible at the prison. Will they be able to hold on to humanity in the face of a new evil? Written by Scott Gimple and directed by Greg Nicotero.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.