Hi, here are some arrivals from today.
E One Entertainment –
Special Features –
- Cast and Crew Interviews
- Behind-the-Scenes Footage
The Last Exorcism (Blu-ray-DVD-Digital Copy Combo Pack) – After years of eliciting money from desperate believers, charismatic preacher Reverend Cotton Marcus decides to reveal his fraudulence by documenting one last “exorcism” performed on another disturbed religious fanatic. But after he and a film crew arrive at the Sweetzer farm, Marcus encounters a horrific scene beyond his wildest imaginings: a blood-drenched farmhouse with a teenaged girl held in the grip of true evil. Now, Marcus must find a way to save the girl and stop the terror – or die trying.
Disc One –
- Blu-ray Version of the Feature Film
- Audio Commentary with Producers Eli Roth, Eric Newman and Thomas A. Bliss
- Audio Commentary with Director Daniel Stamm and Actors Ashley Bell, Patrick Fabian and Louis Herthum
- Witness to an Exorcism: Rare Audio Commentary with Former Exorcism Participants
- The Devil You Know: The Making of The Last Exorcism
- Real Stories of Exorcism: Interviews with Actual Victims and Participants
- Actors’ Audition Footage with Ashley Bell, Patrick Fabian, Caleb Landry Jones and Louis Herthum
- 2009 Cannes Film Festival Teaser Trailer
- Protection Prayer
- Theatrical Trailer
- Lionsgate Live – BD-Live menu system that lets you access exclusive content, special offers, ringtones, and more!
- BD Touch and Metamenu Remote Enabled for iPhone/iPod/iPad Interactivity
Disc Two –
- Standard Definition DVD Version of the Feature Film
MPI Media Group –
Bitter Feast (DVD) – A food critic can dish it out, but can he take it? Revenge is on the menu for notorious blogger J.T. Franks (Joshua Leonard, Humpday, The Blair Witch Project) when he publishes a rumor which leads to the demise of TV chef Peter Grey’s culinary empire. Grey (James Le Gros, Zodiac, TV’s Mercy) kidnaps the writer, confines him in a remote cabin and presents him with a series of deceptively simple food challenges – from preparing a perfect egg over-easy, to grilling a steak precisely medium-rare – punishing him for anything less then total perfection. Bitter Feast is an exploration of the creative impulse gone tragically and ferociously awry. Indie horror icon Larry Fessenden and renowned chef Mario Batali co-star in the tense shocker, which is served up with wicked wit and savory flair.
Special Features –
- Feature-Length Commentary with Writer-Director Joe Maggio along with Producers Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle, and Sound Designer Mario Batali
- Making Bitter Feast
- Joe Maggio Interviews Mario Batali
- Deleted Scene & Alternate Ending
- Feast Portraits
Warner Bros Home Entertainment –
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales (DVD) – ‘Tis the season for the cheer and charm of the Peanuts kids – and this delightful special offers five segments full of unforgettable Christmas moments. Snoopy works as a bell-ringer to raise money and tries making peace with the ferocious cat next door. Linus strives to strike the right tone in his letter to Santa – and his friendship with an indecisive girl at school. Sally’s ideas about gift-giving and the identity of Santa Claus may be unusual – but her strange notion of how to obtain a Christmas tree surprisingly does the job. Lucy tries awfully hard to be nice…and still coax everyone around her to buy her presents. Charlie Brown and Sally wait up for Santa (a surprisingly short man), who spreads Christmas gift cheer further than they had thought. Make merry!
Special Features –
- Another Story Featuring the Gang: Is This Goodbye Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown and Pals Sadly Face the Departure of Linus and Lucy. Who Must Move When Their Father Gets Transferred to a Job in Another Town.
- Dark Sky Serving Up a Bitter Feast on DVD! Full Specs Announced! (dreadcentral.com)
- New DVD Art: Dark Sky’s Bitterfeast (dreadcentral.com)
- Lionsgate Bringing The Last Exorcism Home in January (dreadcentral.com)
- The Last Exorcism Blu-ray and DVD Possessed? (dreadcentral.com)
- THE LAST EXORCISM Drops On DVD And Blu-ray In January (geektyrant.com)
- Movie Review | ‘Bitter Feast’: Hungry for Revenge (movies.nytimes.com)
- “New on DVD: Charlie Brownâ€™s Christmas Tales” and related posts (beyondhollywood.com)
- Exclusive Poster for “British and Proud”, the Latest Episode in the Horror Radio Series TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE (collider.com)
- Poster Debut: Glass Eye Pix’ New Horror Series ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’ (moviefone.com)
- In psychological thriller “The Last Exorcism,” a skeptic’s faith is tested [Movie Review] (io9.com)
- SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER DVD/Blu-ray Artwork, Release Date And Specs (geektyrant.com)
- A Sexy UK Holiday Surprise for The Last Exorcism Home Video Release (dreadcentral.com)
- Director Daniel Stamm discusses The Last Exorcism (timeoutny.com)
- Exclusive Artwork: Tales from Beyond the Pale – Paul Solet’s The Conformation (dreadcentral.com)
- Tales From Beyond the Pale Debuts October 26th! (dreadcentral.com)
- Poster Debut for Larry Fessenden’s ‘The Hole Digger’ (moviefone.com)
- The Last Exorcism (2010) (flickfreakdiaries.wordpress.com)
- The Last Exorcism poster banned (guardian.co.uk)
- Carrie-Anne Moss Snags Lead in Lifetime Pilot (seattlepi.com)
- The Blair Witch Project: No 22 best horror film of all time (guardian.co.uk)
- Mario Bitali Serving a Bitter Feast to Jimmy Fallon (dreadcentral.com)
- Excess Hollywood: Carrie-Anne Moss heads to Lifetime (popwatch.ew.com)
- Movie Review | ‘Hemingway’s Garden of Eden’: In the South of France, a 1927 Ménage à Trois Takes an Incendiary Turn (movies.nytimes.com)
I hope you all forgive me for rushing this list, but since I started late and was interrupted by my mom’s heart attack I am going to post the list which I had completed before I started the posts. This is just so everyone can see the complete list pre-Halloween. It might not hold up over time and there is the very real possibility I forgot a movie or something but it’s my list as of now and this is not a definitive list, just my personal preferences. In order from least to greatest here it is
#31 – The Ring
#30 – The Amityville Horror (Original)
#28 – The Strangers
#27 – The Blair Witch Project
#26 – Poltergeist/Poltergeist 2 (tie)
#25 – Silence Of The Lambs
#24 – Seven
# 23 – Frailty
#22 – Identity
#21 – I Know What You Did Last Summer
#20 – Dressed To Kill
#19 – Paranormal Activity
#18 – Friday The 13th The Final Chapter (Part 4)
#17 – Trick ‘r Treat
#16 – John Carpenter’s The Thing
#15 – Pet Semetary
#14 – Night Watch (Nick Nolte, Ewan McGregor)
#13 – Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock‘s Original)
#12 – John Carpenter’s The Fog (Original)
#11 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Remake)
#10 – The Exorcist
#9 – Psycho 2
#8 – Night Of The Living Dead (Original)
#7 – Alien
#5 – Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining
#4 – A Nightmare On Elm Street (Original)
#3 – Jaws
#2 – Scream
#1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween
- Best Horror Movies of All Time (mrmovietimes.com)
- Popdose Listmania: Top 20 Scariest Films (10-1) (popdose.com)
- 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes (geektyrant.com)
- VOTD: 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes (slashfilm.com)
- Last Minute Halloween Ideas: The Year’s Best Horror on DVD (npr.org)
- Top 10 Scariest Ghost Movies (omg.yahoo.com)
- “7 Days of Screenplays: Horror Genre”: The Magnificent Seven! (gointothestory.com)
- All the John Carpenter Easter Eggs in The Thing’s prequel [Video] (io9.com)
- Halloween: No 17 best horror film of all time (guardian.co.uk)
- Exorcist and Jack top horror poll (thesun.co.uk)
- “20 Most Iconic Horror Movie Scenes of All Time” (gointothestory.com)
- Horror Movie Songs: Our Top Nine Favorites (moviefone.com)
Reason Why – For those who missed out the first time around The Blair Witch Project was a phenomenon. Taking the internet by storm was the is-it-real story of three amateur student filmmakers who investigate the legend of the Blair witch. After interviewing some of the townspeople about the legend the take off into the woods to investigate further. There they find that the woods can be creepy themselves with mysterious happenings, sticks and rocks piling up into haunting formations. The three soon find themselves hopelessly lost and even using a compass the woods seems intent on not allowing them escape.
Does it hold up – Yes and no. Yes, it can still scare given the right moment in viewing it, but it is not the movie it was back when it was new. Time has hurt the film somewhat.
Director – Daniel Myrick, Edward Sanchez
Studio – Lionsgate Films
Followed By – Blair Witch 2: Book Of Shadows
Runner Up – Children Of The Corn
- The Blair Witch Project’s Eduardo Snachez Invites Us to Witness The Possession (dreadcentral.com)
- “Blair Witch” director to tackle “Possession” (hollywoodnews.com)
- Halloween: 30 Days of Horror Movies – Fifteen (cinemaroll.com)
- ‘Blair Witch’ company teams for ‘Possession’ (variety.com)
Hi all. Got some new movies to review. ALL are Blu-rays today. Blu-ray today. That ryhmes, completely unintentional but cool.
The Order (Heath Ledger) – A renegade priest Alex Bernier (Ledger) from a secret order of the Catholic church is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of their oldest most revered members. Following a series of similiar killings Bernier launches an investigation that forces him to confront unimaginable evil and the terrifying knowledge that there is a fate worse than death. Peter Weller (Robocop) and Shannyn Sossamon (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) co-star in this thrilling journey.
Bad Lieutenant – Harvey Keitel is a New York cop hopelessly addicted to drugs, gambling and sex. As he makes his way to various crime scenes his only concern is with placing bets with his fellow cops on the outcome of the National League playoffs. His bad choices leaves him deeper in debt and a life so surreal it feels like hell. A constant use of crack, coke, heroin and booze erodes what is left of his sanity. An investigation into the rape of a nun leads to his spiritual breakdown at the church’s crime scene. He sees Jesus and his road to redemption. Will he take it?
The Blair Witch Project – Set in 1994, three film students travel to the woods of Maryland to investigate an urban legend and find themselves terrified to the core. The friends – Heather (Heather Donahue – TV’s Taken, Boys and Girls), Josh (Joshua Leonard – TV’s Law & Order SVU) and Mike (Michael Williams – Prom Night) – never return from the Black Hills Forest, and one year later their missing footage is found and edited together to tell the story of the amateur filmmakers’ terrifying two-day hike.
Hard Candy – 14-year-old Hayley (Ellen Page – Inception) goes to a coffee shop to meet a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the internet. Before she knows it she is mixing drinks and stripping for an imprompt photo shoot. It seems like it might be Jeff’s lucky night. But the innocent-looking Hayley isn’t as innocent as she looks, the night takes a turn for the worse when she begings a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal a possible scandalous past.
High Tension – Maria and Alexia are classmates and best friends who go to Alexia’s family home in the French countryside hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quiet. In the middle of the night a psychotic killer breaks into the house and turns the girl’s idyllic weekend into a terrifyingly endless nightmare. Alexia is captured and thrown into a van leaving Marie to attempt to rescue her from the evil murderer.
Open Water/Open Water 2 : Adrift – Open Water is based on true events about an American couple on vacation at an island getaway to escape their workaholic lifestyles and marital problems. Daniel (Daniel Travis – Thank You For Smoking, TV’s Cold Case) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan -It’s Complicated, Super Troopers) are both certified divers but when they surface from an underwater tour of a coastal reef they find that their fellow divers and boat are gone! Stuck in the middle of the ocean the isolation sets in and they turn on one another. Soon they wonder whether they will survive the open water in the shark-infested ocean. Open Water 2: Adrift – Is the true story of a weekend cruise aboard a luxury yacht that goes horribly wrong when a group of old high-school friends get together for a reunion and forget to lower the ladder before they jump into the ocean for a swim. As reality sets in the group turns on one another. Exhaustion and the efforts to stay afloat and struggle to get back on the boat soon takes a terrible toll. What started as a joyful reunion ends up as a fight for survival!
Secretary – Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Dark Knight) is a young woman with a few strikes against her after having a brief stay in a mental hospital. She accepts a job as a secretary at the law office of E. Edward Grey (James Speder – Stargate, Wolf). The work seems normal at first but somewhere between the typing, filing and coffee-making, Lee and her new boss cross the line of their professional relationship and steam up the office in this sexy dark comedy.
Wonderland – July, 1981 in Los Angeles police respond to a distress call at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in Laurel Canyon and discover a grisly quadruple homicide. Drug dealers Ron Launius, Billy Deverell, Barbara Richardson and the homeowner Joy Miller were found brutally murdered, beaten to death with lead or steel pipes. Launius’s wife Susan was left in critical condition. The police investigation that followed – led by detectives Sam Nico, Louis Cruz, and Mike Peters – would unearth a seedy world of drugs and violence. Ultimately it reveals a motley crew from LA’s underbelly including ex-con David Lind, nightclub impresario Eddie Nash, and porn legend John Holmes (Val Kilmer – Top Gun) as well as Holmes’s estranged wife Sharon and his teenage lover Dawn Schiller. Kate Bosworth (21, Superman Returns), Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Analyze This), Josh Lucas (American Psycho & Sweet Home Alabama), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk, Syriana) and Dylan McDermott (In The Line Of Fire) costar in this crime drama.
- ‘Anchorman’, ‘Deep Blue Sea’ & ‘Hard Candy’ Only Available at Best Buy? (cinematical.com)
- DVD Releases: October 5th, 2010 or The Most Expensive Day in Horror History! (dreadcentral.com)
- Dylan McDermott Interview: Big Changes on TNT’s “Dark Blue” (hollywoodnews.com)
- Film review: Frozen (guardian.co.uk)