Monday, 31 October 2022

COMPETITION: Win Operation Seawolf on Blu-ray



Operation Seawolf on Blu-ray released on November 7th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 blu-ray copies to give away.

Synopsis: 
In the final days of World War II, Germany, desperate for any last gasp to defeat the allied powers, looked to their last remaining weapons and soldiers. The German Navy and the last remaining U-Boats were brought together for one last mission - to attack the United States Homeland, Operation Seawolf. Captain Hans Kessler, a grizzled submarine commander from both World Wars, is called into service to make the mission a success and help turn the tide of the war.

Starring Hiram A. Murray (The Terminal List), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables franchise) and Frank Grillo (Avengers: Endgame), Operation Seawolf is a thrilling adventure written and directed by Steven Luke (Battle of the Bulge: Winter War).

Dazzler Media presents Operation Seawolf on Blu-ray, DVD and Download-to-Own from 7th November

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Saturday, 29 October 2022

REVIEW: Robbing Mussolini (2022) A.K.A. Rapiniamo il Duce - Starring Pietro Castellitto and Matilda De Angelis

Review by Jon Donnis
Robbing Mussolini is a historical heist comedy-drama film directed by Renato De Maria, and starring Pietro Castellitto, Matilda De Angelis, Tommaso Ragno, Isabella Ferrari and Filippo Timi.

The year is 1945, World War Two is coming to an end, and Il Duce (The Leader in Italian, referring to Benito Mussolini) is seeing the end coming, and not in a good way for him.


Pietro Lamberti (played by Pietro Castellitto) is an arms smuggler; he steals weapons and sells them to the resistance. During one such exchange he utters the words "I'm a thief, not a spy," when challenged by one of the members of the resistance, followed by "Spies don't make enough money.", this should give you a good idea of his character. The resistance tries a double cross, but Pietro is ready, before you know it the Fascists turn up, and all hell breaks loose. Everyone makes a run for it, but just as Pietro tries to recover his bag of cash, it gets hit by a bullet and the money gets destroyed. Luckily, he manages to escape, on the side of a motorbike with sidecar.


Pietro has couple of friends Marcello (played by Tommaso Ragno) and a young man Amedeo (played by Luigi Fedele). Pietro is also secretly dating singer, Yvonne (played by the stunning Matilde De Angelis), unfortunately for Pietro, Yvonne is also the mistress of Borsalino (Filippo Timi) who in turn is a secretary for Mussolini. Throw in the disgruntled movie star Nora Cavalieri (Isabella Ferrari) who is married to Borsalino, and you have quite a cast of characters already.

Pietro learns of the location of Mussolini's secret stash of stolen gold, jewellery and other riches, and decides that he is going to steal it. He just needs a few people to add to his crew and history's greatest heist can commence. Here we meet race car champion Fabbri (Marcello Macchia), explosives genius Molotov (Alberto Astorri) and pickpocket expert Hessa (Coco Rebecca Edoghame)

Now all they need is a plan.


Usually heist films come as two specific types, one is where there is twist after twist, with the ending explaining all the genius moves that the viewer didn't know about. The other type of heist movie is where people just get incredibly lucky and then spend their time trying to get away with it. Now when you set a film in WW2, you would think they would choose one or the other, but instead they end up somewhere in the middle, which I think is a mistake, as people who like heist films, (and I am one of them) really enjoy the twists and turns, and even the dumb luck routine. Robbing Mussolini tries a different route which on its own doesn't really impress. However, the film moves at such a fast pace, with so much going on, that you can pretty much forgive the fact this is supposed to be a heist movie, and just enjoy the story and action.

The film has a great soundtrack, lots of recognisable songs sang in Italian, everyone plays their part well, and each character is well defined and different. The action scenes are very well done, and the odd moment of CGI is not too obvious. I was slightly disappointed by the ending, because of some of the issues I have already mentioned regarding the usual route of a heist film. You get neither type here.


The Good
A fun, action packed film, with a great sound track. I was engaged throughout, and despite my complaints I thoroughly enjoyed most of the film.

The Bad
I didn't like the ending, and I think the heist element of the film needed to be much "smarter" with more twists.

Overall
Don't think of this so much as a heist film, if that is what you are a fan of, just think of this as an action comedy drama set in WW2, with fun characters and lots of action.

I score Robbing Mussolini a solid 7/10. Not quite "La casa de papel", but a good fun film regardless.


Out now on Netflix at

Friday, 28 October 2022

TRAILER: Most Horrible Things - released on UK digital 14 November 2022

 


Deliciously dark and gloriously gory, this might just be one of the Most Horrible Things you’ve seen in a long time...

Hiroshi Katagari – who has worked on a slew of Hollywood blockbusters including Jurassic Park, A.I., War of the Worlds, Wolverine, The Hunger Games, Avatar: The Way of Water, The X Files and more – makes his bold and blood-thirsty feature-length directorial debut with this rambunctious horror-thriller, which ­­­­is set to arrive on UK digital platforms on 14 November 2022 courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films.

When six young strangers are invited to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – an exclusive dinner party hosted by a charming and enigmatic host on the most romantic night of the year, Valentine’s Day – they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Or so they think...

Lured by the promise of romantic connections and a substantial financial reward – these optimistic, bright young things come together in the hope of finding true love. But all is not what it seems, and when their host reveals their dangerous and ultimately deadly secrets – the promise of romance proves to be something far more deadly.

Starring Sean Patrick Flanery (Powder), Natalie Burn (Black Adam), Andrés Erickson (Dopesick), Rich Paul (Godzilla), and Sean Sprawling (Gehenna: Where Death Lives) – this viciously violent and terrifically terrifying tale dials up the shock factor and serves up a tasty horror treat.

Feast your eyes on Most Horrible Things – a brilliantly brutal and entertaining thriller packed full of surprise, intrigue, mystery, and bloody murder.

On UK digital platforms 14 November 2022 - https://apple.co/3FsQUY6

Thursday, 27 October 2022

TRAILER: The Runner released on UK digital 21 November 2022

 


On your marks, get set for The Runner, an adrenaline-fuelled, heart-racing thrill ride. This award-winning, action-packed potboiler sees a troubled teen get involved with drugs way over his head...

This slick and suspenseful coming-of-age thriller from Hollywood virtuoso Michelle Danner – a world-renowned actor, acting coach and director – has won a slew of awards, including Best Feature Film at London Independent Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Toronto Independent Film Festival and Best Director at L'Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival. The film now gets its UK premiere on digital on 21 November 2022 courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films.

After being busted for drug possession, a troubled teenager and talented runner, Aiden (Edouard Philipponnat – House of Gucci, What Happened to Monday), is given a choice by the police: cooperate or spend 10 years in prison.

Under duress, he makes the tough choice to work alongside a relentlessly ambitious and hard-boiled detective (Cameron Douglas – Loaded) and has no choice but to confront a local drug kingpin (Eric Balfour – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, What Women Want).

Caught between two worlds – high school dramas and the home comforts of his despairing mother, Miranda (Elisabeth Rohm – Joy, American Hustle) and the sinister crime-ridden world he’s been plunged into, Aiden’s troubles begin to spiral further and further out of control...

Everyone’s looking for a way out in this captivating and tightly-paced potboiler –   but what happens when you can’t outrun all you’ve done? Will Aiden finish his race on the right side of the law? 

Gritty, honest, and undeniably human – The Runner is a tense and gripping thriller that’s impossible to walk away from.

On UK digital platforms 21st November 2022 - https://apple.co/3W5rpBZ

REVIEW: Pinocchio (2022) - Starring Tom Hanks and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth

Review by Jon Donnis
Pinocchio is one of those titles that has been made and remade many times, and although the Disney cartoon version is the most famous, there have been plenty of other films and cartoons made, mainly due to the fact the story went into the public domain in 1940.

Well for reasons that no one has explained, Disney has decided to remake their own version of Pinocchio from 1940, this time in a live action format with CGI characters.

We find ourselves in 1895 in a small village in Italy, Jiminy Cricket (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has entered the home of an elderly woodcarver Geppetto, played by a curly haired Tom Hanks.


Geppetto has been working on a marionette puppet based on his dead son, keep it light Disney! we then get a silly scene where Tom Hanks thinks up the name  Pinocchio, which is made of "Pine" and then he just sort of comes up with occhio, of course the problem here is that the original book is in Italian, and the occhio means eye.

Geppetto is about to go to bed and sees a shooting star, so makes a wish. I think you know this bit.

A while late while Geppetto is asleep, the star sends a ray of star light which bounces off a mirror and brings Pinocchio to life, and he then visited by affirmative action hire Blue Fairy (Cynthia Erivo), who then promises to make Pinocchio a real boy if he acts brave, truthful and selfless, and appoints Jiminy to look over Pinocchio and to teach him right from wrong.


In the morning Geppetto wakes up and finds Pinocchio is alive!, instead of grabbing a shovel and whacking this monstrosity, which is what we would all do in this situation, he becomes overjoyed. Before you know it, Pinocchio is being sent to school. Something which no one seems to think is that strange.

Throw in a deceptive, anthropomorphic red fox called Honest John (Keegan-Michael Key) who is trying to con Pinocchio, the head teacher throwing Pinocchio out of school, due to him being a puppet, and you have something of a bastardisation of the original story that should appeal to kids.

Pretty much everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, or at least a version of it. I am not quite sure why Disney decided they needed to release this, other than just an easy cash in, but this film will soon be forgotten and kids will go back to watching the 1940s version instead.

There was a 2019 Italian version of the film released, which is much closer to the original book and done in a much better way and with no CGI. I would advise anyone interested in the story to watch that instead.


The Good
The CGI is of the highest quality, Tom Hanks is decent as Geppetto, and it is an easy film to watch.

The Bad
I just found it slow in parts, and at no point found myself caring whatsoever about Pinocchio, and that is a huge problem for a film like this. Not a patch on the 1940s cartoon, and nowhere near as good as the 2019 film of the same name.

Overall
This is not a bad film, don't get me wrong, it is just a film that no one really asked for. Maybe kids will like it, but it doesn't really bring anything new or original to the story, and perhaps it suffers because there have been so many versions of the film, and the 2019 release is widely regarded as the best of the lot.

I Score Pinocchio (2022) a fair 5/10

Out now in cinemas.

Monday, 24 October 2022

COMPETITION: Win A Banquet: Limited Edition Blu-ray



A Banquet: Limited Edition Blu-ray released on October 31st

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and a copy to give away.

Synopsis: 
A feast for the eyes, courtesy of Second Sight Films on 31 October 2022. Featuring delectable performances from Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil), rising star Jessica Alexander and Ruby Stokes (Bridgerton, Una), this is A Banquet you won’t want to miss out on.

This Limited Edition comes stuffed full of special features including new and exclusive interviews with cast and crew. David Liddell shines a light on how he bought the film (and food) to life with stunning cinematography. Horror and food combine in a fusion like no other.

Widowed mother Holly (Guillory – Luther, Love Actually) is pushed to breaking point when her daughter Betsey (Alexander) changes beyond all recognition. A life-altering experience leaves her unable to eat, but her weight doesn’t seem to drop and, as her behaviour becomes increasingly more erratic, her family are torn between love and fear.

Her younger sister’s (Stokes) own recent mental health problems may offer a solution, but when Grandmother June (Lindsay Duncan, Birdman, About Time) arrives, she puts pressure on Holly not to indulge Betsey’s behaviour… then things really start to unravel.  

An exploration of grief, mental health and finding one’s place in the world, A Banquet serves up a real horror treat.



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Saturday, 22 October 2022

REVIEW: Black Adam (2022) - Starring Dwayne Johnson and Sarah Shahi

Review by Jon Donnis
DC are back with a new Superhero film! And apparently the start of a new "Phase" of films, whatever, I don't really care about all that, I am only interested in this film.

WARNING: There are spoilers in this review, so stop reading now if that is a problem, spoilers are limited, but still I thought I should warn you since this is a new film.

Let's start off with the name of the film, Black Adam, ok the "Black" has nothing to do with being Black, and is purely to do with the colour of his suit. It is also strange that Dwayne Johnson was cast as the lead character that is supposed to be some ancient middle eastern guy, especially as The Rock is half Samoan and half black Canadian. But I guess he looks the part so that's ok.

The film starts in 2600BC, in the ancient town of Kahndaq, basically like somewhere in Iraq. A tyrannical King creates the Crown of Sabbac out of some kind of blue mineral that has special powers. Whoever wears the crown is granted great powers.


Slaves are used to mine, and after one finds this mineral, a young boy tries to stage a revolution, and just before he is to be killed, he is given the power of Shazam by some ancient wizard types, which transforms him into Kahndaq's heroic champion Teth-Adam. As Teth he kills the King and ends his reign of terror, but as he does so the town is destroyed.

Fast forward to the present day, and Kahndaq and its citizens are once again being oppressed by a group known as Intergang, I am guessing these are supposed to be Australians, US or British, god knows, but its that evil white man again.

Archaeologist Adrianna Tomaz (Sarah Shahi) is searching for the ancient Crown of Sabbac with the help of her brother Karim. She finds the crown but find themselves being attacked and chased by Intergang. Adrianna reads an incantation that awakens Teth-Adam from his 5000-year sleep. He then kills all the bad guys, but also gets hurt himself. Adrianna takes him back to her place for him to recover.


Meanwhile an intelligence officer with A.R.G.U.S., Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) hears of the incident in Kahndaq and instructs the JSA, the Justice Society of America, consisting of Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Albert "Al" Rothstein / Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) to investigate and take Teth-Adam into custody.

The JSA come along and spoil all the fun, reveal the truth about Teth-Adam, and genuinely are instantly unlikeable. Doctor Fate comes across as a poor man's Doctor Strange, Cyclone is just Storm from the X-Men, and Atom Smasher is Ant man. Now I have no idea who came first in the Comics, and I don't care, they all come across as cheap rip offs.

Teth-Adam is called Teth-Adam throughout the film, making the title kind of pointless. And although I like Dwayne Johnson, they just take away all of his personality in this film. They go down a similar route that was done with Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, where he doesn't understand sarcasm, and humour etc, and has to learn etc. The problem is that people like Johnson, because he has personality, taking that away, just for a couple of slightly funny lines seems a bizarre choice to make.


Later on in the film, there is even a hilarious bit of CGI whereby they show you what Johnson would look like without the steroids, and just as a normal man, it looks so funny, I burst out laughing. Perhaps worse than the start of Captain America.

The film is full of plot holes, the JSA are really unlikeable, and although the film delivers almost nonstop action, it just seems to lack character, there is no one really to cheer for other than Archaeologist Adrianna Tomaz and her son. At least actress Sarah Shahi is actually from the Middle East.


The Good
Sarah Shahi is a likeable actress and is the best thing in the entire film. The action scenes are great, and if you like near 2-hour action films, with a huge budget, then this is the film for you.

The Bad
So many plot holes and unanswered questions. Even the mid credits scene that stars another famous DC superhero, setting up another film I assume, only makes you ask the question why he never showed up earlier? Why didn't Amanda Waller call him up first instead of the JSA? I could point out more plot holes, but if I did it would spoil the movie even more.

Overall
Despite my obvious issues with the film, I did watch it from start to end, I wasn't distracted and never felt the need to check my phone or do anything else. The film kept me interested throughout, which to me is a success for any film to do.

I have to admit I am a bit of a sucker for huge budget action films. Throw enough action scenes my way, and you keep me watching. The question is will I watch a second time in the future, and that is when I know if I really enjoyed the film for the story, or if I was just entertained by fancy CGI. Right now, after just finishing the film, I have literally no interest in seeing the film again, that is not to say I wont, I just have no interest right now, and as such that points to me that the film failed on some level.

The film at times feels like a way to create someone who can match up to Superman in a future film, as well as give DC another "diverse" film to shout about.

Not the best film from DC by a long way, but also not the worst, somewhere in the middle.
And as such I score Black Adam a fair 6/10. Too much shine, not enough substance.

At cinemas now!


Thursday, 20 October 2022

REVIEW: Hellraiser (2022) - Starring Odessa A'zion and Goran Višnjić

Review by Jon Donnis
Hulu are back with another reboot of a classic horror film. This time Hellraiser gets the Hulu treatment.

Directed by David Bruckner this is the second adaption of the 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker. Of course, the first adaption being the 1987 film Hellraiser. Now whatever you think of the original film, I know some love it and think it is the greatest horror film ever made, others not so much, it is fair to say that one character really stands out, and in quite a terrifying way. Yes Pinhead. Played by Doug Bradley, it was a truly scary character. The way he spoke, moved, the eyes, everything. He was a horror icon! But of course, this is 2022, so everything has to be woke, but we will get onto that later.

We start off with a woman buying a case from a man on the street, she is buying it on behalf of Roland Voight, we quickly then move to a party hosted by said hedonistic millionaire Roland Voight (played by the always interesting Goran Višnjić), in his mansion. A male prostitute, Joey (Kit Clarke) approaches the same woman as earlier, Joey wants to meet Voight, she tells him to go to a place in the mansion. He obliges. He soon finds a mechanical looking puzzle box. As he does Voight comes in, and insists Joey solve the puzzle box. As he does, the box stabs him. Voight then traps Joey in the room. A door then opens, and chains fly out and rip Joey apart. Voight looks to the sky and demands an audience with Leviathan.


We then fast forward 6 years and recovering druggy Riley (Odessa A'zion) is living with her brother Matt (Brandon Flynn), his boyfriend Colin (Adam Faison) and a roommate Nora (Aoife Hinds).

Riley's boyfriend Trevor (Drew Starkey) talks Riley into breaking into an abandoned storage warehouse, he has the keycode, so will be easy to get in. When inside they break into a safe and find the puzzle box from earlier.

Later on, Riley argues with her brother, and goes to the park. At the park she solves the box, but avoids getting cut. Then weird humonid creatures start to appear. They are Cenobites, weird, demonic, alien type creatures. They demand she makes a sacrifice.

Matt finds Riley passed out, as he tries to wake her up, he cuts himself on the puzzle box. Which we soon learn means he will be taken by the Cenobytes.

Ok enough of the story. The basics are this, each time you solve part of the box, a person gets cut and they are taken by the Cenobytes, once the box has been completed, whoever has the box is given a gift by Leviathan, the ruler of wherever the Cenobytes are from, basically Hell.

Special shout out to Selina Lo who plays the Gasp, one of the Cenobytes, she looks amazing!


At 1 hour and 53 minutes, this is a LONG film. Horror films over 90 minutes always struggle in my opinion. 

The big change in this film we are told is that the character of Pinhead is now supposed to be female. The problem here is that with all the makeup, and visual effects, the character just looks androgenous, it is not particularly sexy, so seems pointless having the character change from a clearly male character, to something in the middle. I understand we live in the world of wokedom, and we have a transgender actor playing the part. But I think they missed the point here.

I am reminded of the Borg Queen in Star Trek. Here you have a character that is pure evil. The queen of a collective of part robotic drones. And as much makeup as you put on the character, it still remained feminine. It even had sex appeal, and I think this is what they should have done with the Pinhead character here, if you are going to change its gender, then do it properly.


The film does have its moments, there are some good gory scenes, the visual effects are great, the Cenobytes all look amazing. The story is a bit more straightforward that the weird fest of the original, so will be easier to follow for newcomers to the franchise.

The Good
As a standalone horror film, Hellraiser 2022 does a good job of telling an interesting story, the ending is satisfying if a little predictable.

The Bad
They ruined the most iconic character of the original film, and there is nothing really scary in the film.

Overall
I understand that you want to try something different, we know that reboots/remakes of classic horror films tend to fall flat, so I appreciate the efforts to change things up, but I think they missed the boat slightly with the main iconic character. There is an old saying, you can't be half pregnant. Meaning that it should be all or nothing. I think they wanted to tick some woke boxes, but in doing so missed a chance to really change things up. In its own right this is a decent horror film, with some interesting and weird characters. But I just feel like the film should have delivered more. Not weird enough, not scary enough.

I score Hellraiser 2022 a fair 6/10

Out Now on Hulu


Wednesday, 19 October 2022

TRAILER: The Vanished - Starring Yoon Yeon-Seok and Olga Kurylenko

 

Synopsis: When an unidentified body is discovered in suspicious circumstances, the detective (Yoon Yeon-Seok, Mr. Sunshine) in charge of the case calls in an international forensic expert (Olga Kurylenko, Black Widow). Using cutting edge technology, they discover the body’s identity and uncover a sinister conspiracy that finds them reluctantly drawn into the organ trafficking underworld. The pair are forced to face their own fears alongside international criminal gangs as they fight to stay alive and reveal the truth before they vanish too. The Vanished is directed by Denis Dercourt (Lisa and Andre), based on Peter May’s (The Blackhouse) original novel The Killing Room.

Signature Entertainment presents The Vanished on Digital Platforms 7th November

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

COMPETITION: Win Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons Blu-ray™



Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons Blu-ray™ is out now.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis: 
Legacies must rise to unearthly challenges as the children of Batman and Superman are charged with saving their famous fathers – and the world – in Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons. Warner Bros. Animation’s first-ever all-CG animated, feature-length film will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ on 17th October, and Digital Download on 18th October 2022.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons begins as 11-year-old Jonathan Kent discovers he has superpowers, thrusting the half-Kryptonian into the complicated world of Super Heroes and Super-Villains – who are now under attack by a malevolent alien force known as Starro! It’s a race against time as Jonathan must join forces with assassin-turned-Boy-Wonder Damian Wayne to rescue their fathers (Superman & Batman) and save the planet by becoming the Super Sons they were destined to be!

Jack Dylan Glazer (Shazam!, Luca, It) and Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) lead the voice cast as Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively. The supporting cast features Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: The Long Halloween) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham (Critical Role, Sofia The First) as Superman/Clark Kent, Laura Bailey (The Legend of Vox Machina, Naruto: Shippûden) as Lois Lane, Darin De Paul (Overwatch, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge) as Lex Luthor & Starro, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Green Arrow & Penguin, Zeno Robinson (Big City Greens, Pokémon) as Jimmy Olsen & Melvin Masters, Nolan North (Uncharted video game franchise, Young Justice, Pretty Little Liars) as Jor-El, and Myrna Velasco (DC Super Hero Girls, Star Wars Resistance) as Wonder Girl & Lara.

Matt Peters (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) directs Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons from a script penned by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise). Producer is Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) and Supervising Producer is Rick Morales (Injustice, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders). Executive Producer is Michael Uslan. Sam Register is Executive Producer.

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Who voices Jonathan Kent in Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons?

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COMPETITION: Win Jeepers Creepers: Reborn on DVD



Jeepers Creepers: Reborn on DVD released on October 24th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies to give away.

Synopsis: 
Get your creep on as Jeepers Creepers: Reborn – the brand-new horror reboot of one of the most iconic horror franchises of the century – is set to strike fear into a new generation.

The Horror Hound festival is a big deal, and now, it’s coming to Louisiana for the very first time – the excitement is immense. The geeks, freaks and die-hard horror fans are coming from far and wide to experience the fear and the fun.

Chase (Imran Adams – Hollyoaks, Ghosts), a lovable geek, is one such fan. He can’t wait to go and has bagged tickets for him and his devoted girlfriend Laine (Sydney Craven – EastEnders, A Christmas Carol), who has even more exciting news she’s waiting to share...

But as the festival approaches, Laine experiences disturbing premonitions involving the town's terrifying past … and can’t shake the feeling that something evil is coming.

As the festival kicks off and blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, are Laine and Chase ready to face the legend of the Creeper, in a brand-new horror attraction? Or could Laine’s fears be about to come true – is one of the most wicked demons ever set to wreak havoc, death and devastation on the unsuspecting crowds?

The pair must prepare to fight for their lives as they realise their worst nightmare has come true as Jeepers Creepers is Reborn.

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Who directs Jeepers Creepers: Reborn?

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Monday, 17 October 2022

COMPETITION: Win The Spine of Night on Blu-ray



The Spine of Night on Blu-ray released on October 24th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis: 
Enter the fantastically frenzied, gloriously gory and dazzlingly dark animated world of The Spine of Night, which audiences can now feast their eyes on as the psychedelic Shudder Exclusive arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 24 October 2022, courtesy of Acorn Media International.
 
This dark and delirious fantasy horror epic from Philip Gelatt – the brains behind Love, Death & Robots – and renowned short-film artist Morgan Galen King features a stellar cast. With acting favourites including Richard E Grant (Gosford Park, Withnail & I, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Lucy Lawless (Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille, Eternals, 22 Jump Street) and Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Justice League), this dazzlingly unique adventure is brought to life by these familiar voices.
 
The story begins with an ambitious young man who steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred planet. As he succumbs to its darker temptations, he unknowingly unleashes centuries of suffering onto mankind...

Ancient, dark magic has fallen into sinister hands, and a group of heroes from different eras and cultures must unite to defeat it at all costs... Among those who stand against him are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian. Can they stop him and save the universe before it’s too late?

With oodles of gore, bucket loads of blood, old-school anime, psychedelic hand-painted backdrops, out-of-this-world neon visuals, and elements of Steampunk fantasy, this action-packed throwback is a striking visual frenzy just waiting to be discovered.

For a unique and unforgettable thrill ride, venture into The Spine of Night.

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Who directs The Spine of Night?

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COMPETITION: Win Terrifier 2 on DVD



Terrifier 2 released on DVD on October 24th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies to give away.

Synopsis: 
Who is laughing now? Finally, a sequel that truly delivers. After being resurrected by a sinister entity, demented Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a bereaved family, especially teenage Sienna and her younger brother Jonathan. And it’s Halloween night too so pray you don’t get in deranged Art’s way! David Howard Thornton (Terrifier) is back as Art the Clown, alongside Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Griffin Santopietro (Cobra Kai). Terrifier 2 is written & directed by Damien Leone (Terrifier) who also designs and creates all the special effects.

Signature Entertainment presents Terrifier 2 on Digital Platforms, DVD and Blu-ray alongside Terrifier 1 & 2 Blu-ray box-set 24th October 

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COMPETITION: Win La Dolce Vita Double Vinyl



CAM Sugar presents newly remastered album of Nino Rota’s timeless score for La Dolce Vita, released on October 21st

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and a copy on vinyl to give away.

Synopsis: 
Nino Rota’s timeless score for Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning masterpiece La Dolce Vita is presented by CAM Sugar in a newly remastered version of the original album with 14 tracks previously unreleased on vinyl and digital. Frequently regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, La Dolce Vita was a watershed moment for Italian cinema globally and this release presents a unique opportunity to hear its iconic score as never before.

La Dolce Vita’s instantly recognisable score has been fully restored and remastered from the original master tapes. A highlight includes a previously unreleased vocal version of the main theme performed by Katyna Ranieri – currently being used as the soundtrack to the latest international FIAT 500 advert starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Blending jazz, rock and roll, Latin rhythms and circus music, the score perfectly captures the glamorous, jet-setting Roman nightlife as well as the solitude and dissatisfaction depicted in Fellini’s opus.   

Rota was a prolific composer for film, scoring over 150 during his lifetime and dozens for Fellini’s films - their artistic partnership is one of the most iconic in the history of cinema. Alongside La Dolce Vita, Rota is also known for composing the music for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, the second of which earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

The previously unreleased vocal version of the main theme features Academy Award nominee Katyna Ranieri (who also performed Grammy-winning song “More / Modelle in Blu” from Mondo Cane) singing Dino Verde’s exceptional lyrics which evoke the elegance and frenzy of the Roman cafes and nightclubs on Via Veneto during the Dolce Vita years.

CAM Sugar is the most extensive and representative catalogue of Italian original soundtracks, with over 2000 original scores from over 400 composers. Soundtracks from the archive have won over 500 international awards, including an Oscar for “Best Original Score” for Il Postino. The CAM Sugar team undertakes extensive research to revive and remaster tracks from the archive, 70% of which is currently unreleased. They undertake specialized work to restore original master tapes, reinforcing the legacy of the soundtracks for current and future listeners to enjoy. This release marks a new installment of CAM Sugar’s Heritage series, the label’s collection dedicated to the scores that made the history of Italian cinema.
 

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How many tracks are on the La Dolce Vita Double Vinyl?

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