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This Year In Film / Re: Madeline's Madeline
« Last post by jenkins on August 18, 2018, 02:48:08 AM »
both this and Skate Kitchen are out now. i think this is the one to bet on, artistically speaking
The Grapevine / ROMA
« Last post by Drenk on August 17, 2018, 05:19:21 PM »

Do you need a synopsis? It's the new Cuaron movie.

Coming soon. (..."and on Netflix".)
This Year In Film / Re: Ready Player One
« Last post by eward on August 17, 2018, 05:18:43 PM »

Been defending this movie to the proverbial death as of late.
This Year In Film / Re: Ready Player One
« Last post by KJ on August 17, 2018, 03:39:02 PM »
this was so good
News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by jenkins on August 17, 2018, 03:15:37 AM »
i believe i read this somewhere else but it didn't click with me until AICN, for whatever reason--

The Future is Now! Tony Kaye Casts Robot Lead In Next Feature

2ND BORN is a sequel to 1ST BORN, an indie comedy directed by Ali Atshani. It starred Val Kilmer, Tom Berenger, Greg Grunberg, Jay Abdo, Taylor Cole, Reza Sixo Safai, William Baldwin, Denise Richards and Robert Knepper.

The new picture centers around a couple,  “Iranian born Ben (Safai) and American Kate, whose complicated first pregnancy forces their extended family, from differing backgrounds, to find common ground for the sake of the baby.” If you couldn’t guess, it’s an indie rom-com.

i don't really care about robot actors. it's when they become writers i'll be like "well wait, maybe let's slow down"

News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by wilder on August 16, 2018, 07:17:40 PM »
Bannert infiltrated their private meetings by convincing party leaders that he wanted to make an objective documentary. His film The Inheritors is the result, a disturbing and timely fictional drama based entirely on real characters, events and conversations that Bannert came across in the neo-Nazi camps.

Wow, intriguing.

Ordered! Thank you for the heads up.

News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by jenkins on August 16, 2018, 06:31:52 PM »

have you seen Mondo Macabro is going wild?

Ready for something new? We'll have 4 new title announcements (!) to make next week, but in the meantime here's something brand new you can pre-order now from our friends at!

The Austrian cult film THE INHERITORS! Coming to blu October 9th!


On his way home from school, 16 year old Thomas helps Charly, an unemployed teenager, escape from the police. Despite their differing backgrounds the boys become good friends and Charly persuades Thomas to join a neo-Nazi youth group. Intrigued and confused by his new friends Thomas, who is experiencing trouble at home and school, is drawn deeper into a web of sex and violence that leads to a tragic end.

In 1979, Austrian film director Walter Bannert was among a group of Vienna cafe patrons beaten up by a gang of young neo-Nazis who wrecked the place. Researching the burgeoning movement in West Germany and Austria for 3 years, Bannert infiltrated their private meetings by convincing party leaders that he wanted to make an objective documentary. His film The Inheritors is the result, a disturbing and timely fictional drama based entirely on real characters, events and conversations that Bannert came across in the neo-Nazi camps. The film was highly controversial on its original release and theatres screening it were threatened with violent action by neo-Nazi sympathizers. Although it is now over thirty years old, the film remains incredibly relevant as we witness, across the world, the rebirth of right wing extremism using exactly the same lies and tactics exposed so powerfully in this film.

The Inheritors was not screened in its native country for many years until it was rediscovered at the 2015 Viennale Exhibition where it was praised as a rare and powerful example of Austrian genre cinema with a strong political message.

The film was selected at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for the prestigious Directors Fortnight section, in the same year it won a jury prize at the Montreal World Film Festival.

Brand new 2k scan from film negative
World Blu-ray premiere
Region free
Exclusive 12 page booklet with essays by Michael Gingold and film maker Paul Poet
Original theatrical trailer
English/German audio choice
Newly created subtitles


this movie is titled Where The Day Takes You so i like it, plus on top of that it's a movie version of Decline of Western Civilization Part Three

it's out of print but frankly BigAl'sCollectibles came through with an $8.95 dvd via amazon, cheap titles remain, that's just good movie stuff imo
2017 In Film / Re: The Devil And Father Amorth
« Last post by Shughes on August 16, 2018, 05:21:22 PM »

I watched this on Netflix and hoped it would be better. It felt like a Garth Marenghi style pastiche with the director talking to camera in the self-serious and overwritten narration. In answer to your question I believe the audio was altered in post to sound more dramatic/demonic. One of the reasons I think this is that whenever the screams sound demonic all of the regular sound cuts out too - for example the priest performing the exorcism is still speaking when the screams occur but we no longer hear even a trace of his voice, suggesting to me that they have altered all of the audio and been unable to separate the voices. Or maybe the screams are just so loud they overwhelm the rest - but I didn't buy it.

(Major Spoilers below)

My biggest problem is that during what is supposed to be the climax of the film the director claims to have not taken his camera (!) and we have to rely on his dramatic description of what he saw. The fact that they even attempted to sell this as acceptable shows how little respect they have for their audience.

The one thing I did like was that they asked medical professionals to explain what they believed to be happening - this is genuinely interesting. But overall I expected much more from Friedkin. At least it's mercifully short at 68 mins.
The Director's Chair / Re: WONG KAR-WAI
« Last post by jenkins on August 16, 2018, 01:07:55 PM »
while reading this i noticed
In September last year, Wong committed to direct his first TV series, “Tong Wars,” for Amazon.
so i googled, read this
Wong’s Tong Wars, a crime drama series about Chinese gangsters set in the United States of the late 19th century.

“The thing that attracted me to this project was the first opportunity to tell the story of the first Chinese-American experience in the most authentic and proper way, because I think there aren’t many films about this experience,” Wong said at a film festival in France in October, noting the story would span decades, until the 1970s.

Few details about the show’s story line have been revealed except for the fact that it will explore the clashes between Chinese immigrants and organized-crime families in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
10-part original series
Behold, here are the four main protagonists of Wong’s Chinese-American gangster saga.

Vicky Sun: Vicky, a woman in her 70s who runs a global criminal network. She began her life in the US as a slave girl growing up in a brothel, and rose to become the richest woman in 1970s San Francisco. “Imperious, volatile, cunning, stylish, educated, with a cutting sense of humor, altogether fabulous,” the casting call says of Vicky.

Tom Sun: Tom is the adoptive gangster father of Vicky. A revolutionary fugitive from southern China, Tom flees to the US and becomes a killer for hire during the street wars between Chinese gangs. He has two wives living with him in the brothel, and eventually falls in love with a wealthy, married white woman. It looks like Tong Wars might feature a spot of martial arts—at any rate, it’s listed as a plus point for the actor trying out for this role.

Lo Mo: Mo appears to be one of Tom’s wives, and runs the brothel. A shrewd and dominant figure, she directs and molds Tom with her knowledge of her society and its players. She has developed a fondness for opium to deaden her rage.

Johnny Young: An orphaned teenager, Young is raised on the streets by his fellow members of a Chinese gang that seems slated to go to war with Vicky’s criminal empire. “Violence, after all, is how Vicky understands love. Johnny reminds her of Tom and herself.”

Paul Attanasio, who received Oscar nominations for the screenplays for Quiz Show (1994) and Donnie Brasco (1997), is writer and executive producer for the series.
The notice says candidates for the roles must be available from July 2018 to January 2019. There is no set time for the release of the show.
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