Drew Cullingham’s full-frontal apocalypse nightmare THE DEVIL’S BARGAIN gets download release
Unseen. Uncertified. Unmissable. Drew Cullingham (UMBRAGE: THE FIRST VAMPIRE, BLACK SMOKE RISING) has written and directed a savage, psychological portrait of love, lust and the end of the world, which will be available to watch from Mon Jan 17, 2014, via www.distrify.com and https://www.facebook.com/TheDevilsBargainfor just £3.99.
It’s 1974 and Earth is about to be obliterated by a massive asteroid. Adi (Jonnie Hurn) and his young wife Ange (Chloe Farnworth), haunted by memories of the death of their son, journey to the idyllic rural setting where he was conceived, determined to shed clothes, inhibitions and psychological traumas before the planet is destroyed forever. But the arrival of Luca (Dan Burman), a charismatic and mysterious young photographer, turns what’s left of their world upside-down and the horror to come is of biblical proportions.
Cullingham told us:
“It was made on a shoestring budget in twenty-four hours over four days, using an experimental ‘pinhole’ technique to give it a unique look. Containing copious amounts of full frontal nudity, the mantra for this film has been: No money. No clothes. No fear”.
A Disparado and Monk3ys Ink Films production, written and directed by Drew Cullingham, produced by Drew Cullingham & Ian Manson, co-produced by James Fisher & Andrew Mackay. Starring Jonnie Hurn, Chloe Farnworth & Dan Burman.
Easily one of the most notorious horror films of recent years. Initially banned in the UK and known throughout the horror world as one of the more unsettling films thats out there.
2010′s A Serbian Film tells the story of an aging porn star who agrees to participate in an “art film” in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.
I know many people who have seen the film and all agree it is a tough film to watch, those who havent seen it are usually aware of the film but very unsettled to watch it.
Now you can check the film out as Safecracker Pictures have released a Special Edition of the film with some wonderful behind the scenes footage including how they made one of the most notorious scenes in the film (and in any film for that matter)
We have 5 copies of A Serbian Film up for grabs in a competition that we launched on the FromPage2Scream:The Horror Show podcast last month and I thought id share the chances on this blog site.
All you have to do to be in with a chance is to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts on A Serbian Film.
If you have seen it, what did you think of it?
If you havent seen it, then why do you want to watch it?
Winners will be chosen and announced on December 5th 2013.
The prizes arrived with me this morning courtesy of safecrackerpictures.com
Actor Paul Walker, who is of course best known for his role in the hit Fast and the Furious franchise, died on Saturday afternoon in a car accident in Valencia, California.,
The Los.Angeles. County Sheriff’s Department reported that the crash happened around 3:30 p.m.
The car he was travelling in (as a passenger) reportedly burst into flames, with one of Paul Walker’s friends telling the local newspaper they “went through fire extinguishers” in a futile bid to fight the blaze. “We tried’,
Walker was starring in the upcoming Brick Mansions, now in postproduction. The film, from EuropaCorp and Relativity Media, is an English-language remake of the 2004 French action movieDistrict B13. Meanwhile, his Hurricane Katrina drama Hours is due out in theaters Dec. 13.
Pauls official Facebook fan page posted a statement just after 7 p.m. on Saturday:
“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out WorldWide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW”
Universal issued a statement at around 7:45 p.m.:
“All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”
Roger Rodas, the CEO of Walker’s company Always Evolving, was the driver and the car’s owner and died as well. Walker reportedly owned a pair of high-performance car companies in Valencia.
Such sad news to wake to, only last night I was putting together a short list of the actors and film makers who had passed away since the last podcast I recorded with my co host Anthony Alex, we are recording another one tonight and it is such a sad event to be adding Paul Walkers name to it.
This lovely mini bio is on the IMDB and gives you an overview of a talented actors life.
Paul William Walker IV was born on September 12, 1973, in Glendale California. He began acting when he was very young, appearing in many TV commercials. In 1987 he played Prof. Bennet in Monster In The Closet (1986). He then starred in the television series, Throb(1986). He also made guest appearances on several television shows including Charles in Charge (1984) Highway To Heaven (1984), Whos The Boss (1984) and Diffrnt Strokes(1978). Paul also had a role in the soap opera The Young and The Restless (1973).
In 1987 Paul was cast in Programmed To Kill (1987) as the character Jason, and since then he has appeared in a steady stream of movies. He is definitely a rising star and not only does he have good looks, charm, wit and excellent acting skills, he also majored in Marine Biology at a California community college.
and I thought I would share the Trivia from his IMDB page.
So there you have it. What do you think?
Im also overjoyed at the fact Lorraine Stanley is involved with the film, taking the role of ‘Regina’ I’m a huge fan of Lorraines work ever since I saw the fantastic ‘London to Brighton’ and have followed most of her roles with interest. Other names that I recognise and admire are Daniel Caren from The Expedition which recently gave a fantastic Q & A panel session at the Birmingham Comic Con.
What a great end to a wonderful year for UK films and also UK film makers.
Simon Phillips and Paul Tanter are some of the busiest guys I know. Whilst I do try to follow what they are doing (in a non stalker way of course) I often lose track of which films they are working on and this one came right out of the blue and landed on my virtual desk. Thanks guys. I cant wait to see it.Even though I have to.
This press release landed on my virtual desk this morning and Im very excited to rewatch this film again after many years. I dont know if either of my co hosts on FromPage2Scream:The Horror Show have seen this film but I look forward to finding out on the next episode of the podcast
Arrow Video is pleased to present a brand new edition of Tenebrae. Remastered from original print materials by Wild Side Films in France and given the traditional Arrow Video technical treatment along with classic extras and newly added content Tenebrae is presented in a Limited Edition SteelBook featuring the original throat-slit artwork in beautiful shimmering steel.
Following Dario break from giallo filmmaking while he made his supernatural masterpieces Suspiria and Inferno, Argento returned to the genre he invented and delivered one his greatest films.
Here is the films synopsis:
TERROR BEYOND BELIEF!
A notorious horror classic returns in all its depraved glory. This infamous video nasty updated the classic Giallo blueprint for the gorified 80s, courting controversy and drenching the viewer in crimson arterial spray.
A razor-wielding psycho is stalking the horror writer Peter Neal, in Rome to promote his latest work, Tenebre. But the author isn’t the obsessive killer’s only target, the beautiful women who surround him are doomed as one by one, they fall victim to the murderer’s slashing blade…
Will fiction and reality blur as fear and madness take hold? Watch in terror as by turns the cast fall victim to the sadistic imagination of Dario Argento, Italy’s master of horror.
For me though Its always the SPECIAL FEATURES for a re release that excite me and Tenebrae has some great ones. Check them out.:
Limited Edition SteelBook™ packaging featuring original artwork
Newly remastered High Definition digital transfer of the film
Presented in High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD
Optional original English & Italian Mono Audio tracks (uncompressed PCM Mono 2.0 Audio on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for Italian audio and separate English subtitles for English audio
Audio Commentary with authors and critics Kim Newman and Alan Jones
Audio Commentary with Argento expert Thomas Rostock
Introduction by star Daria Nicolodi
The Unsane World of Tenebrae: An interview with director Dario Argento
Screaming Queen! Daria Nicolodi remembers Tenebrae
A Composition for Carnage: Composer Claudio Simonetti on Tenebrae
Goblin: ‘Tenebrae’ and ‘Phenomena’ Live from the Glasgow Arches
Brand new interview with Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
Exclusive collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and an appreciation of the film by director Peter Strickland, illustrated with original posters and lobby cards
For more information about the films and the company, check out the Arrow Video Official Channels