Wednesday, February 29, 2012

After.Life


2009 American Horror Film

Director: Agnieszka Wójtowicz-Vosloo

Writer: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, Paul Vosloo & Jakub Korolczuk

Cinematography: Anastas N. Michos

Running time: 104 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Life is the symptom. Death is the cure.

Cast:
Christina Ricci as Anna Taylor
Liam Neeson as Eliot Deacon
Justin Long as Paul Coleman
Celia Weston as Beatrice Taylor
Chandler Canterbury as Jack

Plot
A young woman caught between life and death... and a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive.

Awards: None

Trivia
The prop knife used by Anna (Christina Ricci) is the same one used by Alex (Glenn Close) in Fatal Attraction. 

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3 stars out of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

13 Hours in a Warehouse


2007 American Horror Film

Director: Dav Kaufman

Writer: Dav Kaufman

Cinematography: Adam Olson

Running time: 92 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Their lives were snuffed out. . . now they're back for vengeance!

Cast:
Paul Cram as Craig Teller
Chars Bonin as Randy Hancock
Carson Lee as Steve Johnson
Cody Lyman as Paul White
Daniel Jay Salmen as Mike Hancock
Meisha Johnson as Jennifer Wilkins
Kathryn Vento as Ghost #1
Rachel Grubb as Ghost #2
Carly McMenoman as Ghost #3
Kati Batchelder as Gallery Owner
Mark Wipple as Body Guard #1
Terry Jones as Body Guard #2
Daniel Mayer as Mr. Hancock

Plot
As five underworld heavies settle in for an all night stay at an abandoned warehouse and former film studio, a series of bizarre and unsettling occurrences quickly lead them to believe they are not alone. It was supposed to be a simple night of babysitting a single hostage, but when a series of numbers began to appear on the walls things soon took a dark turn. 

Awards:
  1. Gold Award- Fantasy/Horror Dav Kaufman- WorldFest Houston

Trivia: None

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3 stars out of 5 stars

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Wolfman


2010 American Werewolf Horror Film

Director: Joe Johnston

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker & David Self

Cinematography: Shelly Johnson

Running time: 103 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: When the moon is full the legend comes to life

Cast:
Benicio del Toro as Lawrence Talbot / The Wolfman
Anthony Hopkins as Sir John Talbot
Emily Blunt as Gwen Conliffe
Hugo Weaving as Inspector Francis Aberline
Geraldine Chaplin as Maleva
Art Malik as Singh
Antony Sher as Dr. Hoenneger
David Schofield as Constable Nye
Simon Merrells as Ben Talbot
Cristina Contes as Solana Talbot
Michael Cronin as Dr. Lloyd
Nicholas Day as Colonel Montford
Clive Russell as MacQueen
Roger Frost as Reverend Fisk
Shaun Smith as Carter

Plot
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.


Awards:
  1. Oscar- Best Achievement in Makeup Rick Baker & Dave Elsey- Academy Awards, USA
  2. Saturn Award- Best Make-Up Rick Baker & Dave Elsey- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Trivia
Many actors, including Gene Simmons and David Lee Roth, were called in to do the Wolfman's howls. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vampyres


1974 Erotic Vampire Film

Director: José Ramón Larraz

Writer: D. Daubeney & Thomas Owen

Cinematography: Harry Waxman

Running time: 87 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Tagline: They shared the pleasures of the flesh, and the horrors of the grave!

Cast:
Marianne Morris as Fran
Anulka Dziubinska as Miriam
Murray Brown as Ted
Brian Deacon as John
Sally Faulkner as Harriet
Michael Byrne as Playboy
Karl Lanchbury as Rupert
Margaret Heald as Receptionist
Gerald Case as Estate Agent
Bessie Love as American Lady
Elliott Sullivan as American Man

Plot
A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood.

Awards: None

Trivia
The house is Oakley Court, used for exteriors in several Hammer films, and for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was later turned into a luxury hotel. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Unleashed


2005 American-British-French Martial Arts Action Thriller Film

Director: Louis Leterrier

Writer: Luc Besson

Cinematography: Pierre Morel

Running time: 103 minutes

Country: United States, France & United Kingdom

Tagline: Chained by Violence. Freed by Music

Cast:
Jet Li as Danny the Dog
Morgan Freeman as Sam
Bob Hoskins as Bart
Kerry Condon as Victoria
Vincent Regan as Raffles
Dylan Brown as Lefty
Tamer Hassan as Georgie
Michael Jenn as Wyeth
Scott Adkins as Swimming pool fighter
Silvio Simac as Swimming pool fighter (uncredited)
Michael Ian Lambert as The Stranger

Plot
A man reared into behaving like a dog, escapes from his captor to start a new life, who seeks to reclaim him because of his unnatural martial arts skills that are triggered when unleashed.

Awards: None

Trivia
Morgan Freeman's character Sam was at first not blind at all. After hearing from a piano school for the blind (with a very high reputation, and where the scholars developed their hearing), Freeman had the idea of making his character blind because like this it is easier for Sam to "see" the child in Jet Li's character, and not the brutal killer. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Take Me Home Tonight


2011 American Retro Comedy Film

Director: Michael Dowse

Writer: Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo

Cinematography: Terry Stacey

Running time: 97 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Best. Night. Ever.

Cast:
Topher Grace as Matt Franklin
Anna Faris as Wendy Franklin
Dan Fogler as Barry Nathan
Teresa Palmer as Tori Fredreking
Anney Tesloyn Gomez as Donna Kepler
Chris Pratt as Kyle Masterson
Michael Biehn as Bill Franklin
Lucy Punch as Shelly
Michelle Trachtenberg as Ashley
Demetri Martin as Carlos
Michael Ian Black as Pete Bering
Bob Odenkirk as Mike
Angie Everhart as Trisha Anderson
Jay Jablonski as Benji
Edwin Hodge as Bryce
Candace Kroslak as Ally
Nathalie Kelley as Beth
Robert Hoffman as Tyler "Dance Machine" Jones
Ryan Bittle as Rick Herrington
Seth Gabel as Brent Tufford

Plot
Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush.

Awards: None

Trivia
Topher Grace revealed that the heavy drug use in the film caused the delayed release. Grace and director Michael Dowse wanted to "do something that felt like it was literally made in the '80s" and not a parody of that generation. Grace believed it wouldn't be the 80's without heavy cocaine use, so there was "real hesitation" on part of the studios. The film ended up sitting on the shelf until Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment came to the rescue. According to Grace, they even ended up "putting stuff back" in the film, rather than having to cut. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars






Monday, February 20, 2012

Sabotage


1936 British Thriller Film

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Charles Bennett

Cinematography: Bernard Knowles

Running time: 76 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Tagline:  ...A Bomb Plot ...A Killing ...Justice

Cast:
Sylvia Sidney as Mrs Verloc
Oskar Homolka as Karl Anton Verloc
Desmond Tester as Steve
John Loder as Sergeant Ted Spencer
Joyce Barbour as Renee
Matthew Boulton as Superintendent Talbot
S.J. Warmington as Hollingshead
William Dewhurst as The Professor
Charles Hawtrey as a Studious Youth
Peter Bull as Michaelis (uncredited)

Plot
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

Awards: None

Trivia
Some critics objected to the way Alfred Hitchcock chose to end the sequence involving the delivery of the bomb on the bus. Hitchcock, stung by the criticism, is said to have regretted his decision. Nonetheless, the treatment is faithful to Joseph Conrad's book. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Friday, February 17, 2012

Requiem for a Vampire


1971 French Erotic Horror Film

Director: Jean Rollin

Writer: Jean Rollin

Cinematography: Renan Pollès

Running time: 95 minutes

Country: France

Tagline: Two young girls...trapped...With no escape! Forced to submit to the Horrors of the Pit!

Cast:
Marie-Pierre Castel
Mireille Dargent as Michelle
Philippe Gasté as Frédéric
Dominique as Erica
Louise Dhour as Louise
Michel Dalesalle
Antoine Mosin
Agnès Petit
Olivier François
Dominique Toussaint
Agnes Jacquet
Anne-Rose Kurra
Paul Bisciglia as L'homme au Vélo

Plot
A vampire lures beautiful young women to his castle in Europe.

Awards: None

Trivia
Several versions of the film were released on DVD in different countries

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Phantoms


1998 American Horror Film

Director: Joe Chappelle

Writer: Dean Koontz

Cinematography: Greg Littlewood & Richard Clabaugh

Running time: 91 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: For centuries they told us the terror would come from above. We've been looking the wrong way.

Cast:
Peter O'Toole as Dr. Timothy Flyte
Rose McGowan as Lisa Paige
Joanna Going as Jennifer Paige, M.D
Liev Schreiber as Deputy Stuart 'Stu' Wargle
Ben Affleck as Sheriff Bryce Hammond
Nicky Katt as Deputy Steve Shanning
Clifton Powell as Gen. Leland Copperfield
Rick Otto as Scientist Lockland
Valerie Chow as Scientist Yamaguchi
Adam Nelson as Scientist Burke
John Hammil as Scientist Talbot
John Scott Clough as Scientist Shane
Michael DeLorenzo as Soldier Velasquez
William Hahn as Scientist Borman
Robert Himber as Scientist Walker
Bo Hopkins as Agent Hawthorne
Robert Knepper as Agent Wilson

Plot
150 dead and 350 missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. And that's only the beginning...

Awards: None

Trivia
The "flatworm theory" used in the movie (that flatworms can eat the remains of their own kind and absorb their knowledge) is based on actual tests given to flatworms which involved seeing how quickly they would make the "correct" turn at a Y-intersection after eating the previous experimenters. The results were more inconclusive than the film says. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Offspring


2009 American Horror Film

Director: Andrew van den Houten

Writer: Jack Ketchum

Cinematography: William M. Miller

Running time: 100 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: They’ll lust for your life.

Cast:
Jessica Butler as Eartheater
Kelly Carey as Loreen Kaltsas
Holter Graham as Vic Manetti
T.J. Graye as Gloria
Stephen Grey as First Stolen
Amy Hargreaves as Amy Halbard
Taylor Piedmonte as Miles Harrison
Art Hindle as George Chandler
Erick Kastel as Stephen Carey
John Kochahney as Cave Baby
Matt Larkin as Cop #1
Daniel Lemieux as Cop #2
Spencer List as Rabbit
Jack Ketchum as Max Joseph (as Dallas Mayr)
Pollyanna McIntosh as The Woman
Scott Mellema as Detective
Emma Elizabeth Messing as Baby Melissa (as Emma Messing)
Andrew Elvis Miller as David Halbard
Will Miller as Biting Baby Double
Preston Mulligan as Boy
Ed Nelson as Cow (as Edward Nelson)
Tommy Nelson as Luke
Frank Olsen as Will Campbell
Leigh Shannan as Second Stolen
Ahna Tessler as Claire Carey
Robert Tonino as EMS
Andrew van den Houten as Assistant Medical Examiner
Jana Veldheer as Hitchhiker Susan
Rachel White as Girl
Luke Sass as Policeman
Peter Sass as Policeman
Tommy Sass as Policeman
Tracy Lorenz as Policeman
Chris Martinez as Policeman

Plot
Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are eating their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A subplot involving Claire's despicable husband, Steven, gives an opportunity to cleverly compare predatory civilized folk to the appetite-driven primitives.

Awards: None

Trivia
At least one of the cannibals in this movie is really a vegetarian. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

No Strings Attached


2011 American Romantic Comedy Film

Director: Ivan Reitman

Writer: Elizabeth Meriwether

Cinematography: Rogier Stoffers

Running time: 108 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Friendship has its benefits

Cast:
Natalie Portman as Dr. Emma K. Kurtzman
Ashton Kutcher as Adam Franklin
Greta Gerwig as Patrice
Jake Johnson as Eli
Cary Elwes as Dr. Metzner
Mindy Kaling as Shira
Kevin Kline as Alvin Franklin
Chris Bridges as Wallace
Olivia Thirlby as Katie Kurtzman
Lake Bell as Lucy
Ophelia Lovibond as Vanessa
Talia Balsam as Sandra Kurtzman
Guy Branum as Guy
Phil LaMarr as Police Officer William Harris
Adhir Kalyan as Kevin
Ben Lawson as Sam
Matthew Moy as Chuck
Jennifer Irwin as Megan
Abby Elliot as Joy
Nasim Pedrad as Writer Oliver Kurtzman
Mollee Gray as Sari
Stefanie Scott as Young Emma

Plot
A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

Awards:
  1. Teen Choice Award- Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy Ashton Kutcher-Teen Choice Awards

Trivia
Ivan Reitman's first R-rated since the film Stripes.

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lady of Burlesque


1943 American Mystery Film

Director: William A. Wellman

Writer: James Gunn

Cinematography: Robert De Grasse

Running time: 91 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Mirth! Murder! Melody! Mystery! and Girls! Girls! Girls!

Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck as Deborah Hoople, aka Dixie Daisy
Michael O'Shea as Biff Brannigan
Iris Adrian as Gee Gee Graham
Charles Dingle as Inspector Harrigan
J. Edward Bromberg as S.B. Foss
Frank Conroy as 'Stacchi' Stacciaro
Victoria Faust as Lolita La Verne
Gloria Dickson as Dolly Baxter
Marion Martin as Alice Angel
Frank Fenton as Russell Rogers
Stephanie Bachelor as The Princess Nirvena
Pinky Lee as Mandy
Eddie Gordon as Officer Pat Kelly
Janis Carter as Janine
Lou Lubin as Moey, the Candy Butcher
Gerald Mohr as Louie Grindero
Bert Hanlon as Sammy
Claire Carleton as Sandra
George Chandler as Jake
Lee Trent as Comic
Don Lynn as Comic

Plot
After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out whom the killer is before they strike again.

Awards: None

Trivia
It is commonly assumed that Craig Rice, mystery writer from the 1940s and roommate of Gypsy, ghost-wrote "The G-String Murders" for her. However, this has been disputed both on stylistic grounds and on the evidence of manuscripts. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kingdom of the Spiders


1977 Horror Science-Fiction Film

Director: John "Bud" Cardos

Writer: Alan Caillou & Richard Robinson

Cinematography: John Arthur Morrill

Running time: 97 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: A new species of horror is born.

Cast:
William Shatner as Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen
Tiffany Bolling as Diane Ashley
Woody Strode as Walter Colby
Lieux Dressler as Emma Washburn
David McLean as Sheriff Gene Smith
Natasha Ryan as Linda Hansen
Altovise Davis as Birch Colby
Joe Ross as Vern Johnson
Marcy Lafferty as Terry Hansen
Adele Malis-Morey as Betty Johnson (as Adele Malis)
Roy Engel as Mayor Connors
Hoke Howell as Earl Forbes
Bill Coontz as Clyde
Whitey Hughes as The Baron
Jay Lawrence as Deputy
Bettie Bolling as Mildred Cobb
Anita Merritt as Waitress (as Juanita Merritt)
Nadia Caillou as Screaming Woman
Valla Rae McDade as Screaming Woman
Jon-Jon as Injured Boy


Plot
Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of towns’ folk in a remote hotel.

Awards: None

Trivia
$50,000 of the movie's budget went towards spiders. The producers offered to pay $10 each for live tarantulas, and handlers collected 5,000 of them. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Johnny Got His Gun


1971 Anti-War film

Director: Dalton Trumbo

Writer: Dalton Trumbo

Cinematography: Jules Brenner

Running time: 111 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: The most shattering experience you'll ever live.

Cast:
Timothy Bottoms as Joe Bonham
Kathy Fields as Kareen
Marsha Hunt as Joe's Mother
Jason Robards as Joe's Father
Donald Sutherland as Christ
Charles McGraw as Mike Burkeman
Sandy Brown Wyeth as Lucky
Don 'Red' Barry as Jody Simmons (billed as Donald Barry)

Plot
Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories, unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day when Joe discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.

Awards:
  1. FIPRESCI Prize-Dalton Trumbo-Cannes Film Festival
  2. Grand Prize of the Jury- Dalton Trumbo-Cannes Film Festival
  3. Readers' Choice Award-Best Foreign Language Film Dalton TrumboKinema Junpo Awards

Trivia
Only a minor success at the time of its release, this long-forgotten film became well known in 1989 when it was incorporated in the Metallica video "One" (1989), which turned it into a cult item. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Insidious


2011 American Independent Supernatural Horror Film

Director: James Wan

Writer: Leigh Whannell

Cinematography: David M. Brewer & John R. Leonetti

Running time: 102 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: It's not the House that's Haunted.

Cast:
Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert
Ty Simpkins as Dalton Lambert
Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier
Leigh Whannell as Specs
Angus Sampson as Tucker
Barbara Hershey as Lorraine Lambert
Andrew Astor as Foster Lambert
Corbett Tuck as Nurse Adele / Doll Girl #2
Heather Tocquigny as Nurse Kelly
Ruben Pla as Dr. Sercarz
John Henry Binder as Father Martin
Joseph Bishara as Lipstick-Face Demon
Philip Friedman as Old Woman
J. LaRose as Long Haired Fiend
Kelly Devoto as Doll Girl #1

Plot
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Awards: None

Trivia
The mask Elise puts on to enter the world of dreams is the same as the mask used by the The Sandman, the master of dreams, in the comic book series of the same name, created by Neil Gaiman. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hall Pass


2011 Comedy Film

Director: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly

Writer: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Pete Jones & Kevin Barnett

Cinematography: Matthew F. Leonetti

Running time: 109 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: One week. No rules.

Cast:
Owen Wilson as Rick Mills
Jason Sudeikis as Fred Searing
Jenna Fischer as Maggie Mills
Christina Applegate as Grace Searing
Joy Behar as Dr. Lucy
Alexandra Daddario as Paige
Nicky Whelan as Leigh
Stephen Merchant as Gary Putney
J.B. Smoove as Flats
Larry Joe Campbell as Hog Head McCormick
Richard Jenkins as Coakley
Vanessa Angel as Missy
Alyssa Milano as Mandy
Megan Joy as Burger Girl
Bo Burnham as a bartender
Dwight Evans as Maggie's father
Kathy Griffin as herself

Plot
Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.

Awards: None

Trivia
It cost $200,000 to get the rights to use the Law & Order chimes for the "Day 1-7" title cards. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Monday, February 6, 2012

G.I. Joe: The Movie


1987 Animated Film

Director: Don Jurwich

Writer: Ron Friedman

Running time: 93 minutes

Country: United States

Cast:
Charlie Adler as Low-Light
Shūko Akune as Jinx
Jack Angel as Wet Suit
Jackson Beck as Narrator
Michael Bell as Duke, Xamot, Blowtorch and Lift-Ticket
Gregg Berger as Motor-Viper
Earl Boen as Taurus
Arthur Burghardt as Destro and Iceberg
Corey Burton as Tomax
William Callaway as Beach Head
François Chau as Quick Kick
Peter Cullen as Zandar and Nemesis Enforcer
Brian Cummings as Doctor Mindbender
Jennifer Darling as Pythona
Laurie Faso as Tunnel Rat
Hank Garret as Dial Tone
Richard Gautier as Serpentor
Ed Gilbert as General Hawk
Dan Gilvezan as Slip Stream
Zack Hoffman as Zartan
Kene Holliday as Roadblock
John Hostetter as Bazooka
Don Johnson as Lt. Falcon
Buster Jones as Doc
Chris Latta as Cobra Commander, Gung Ho, and Ripper
Morgan Lofting as Baroness
Chuck McCann as Leatherneck
Michael McConnohie as Cross Country
Mary McDonald-Lewis as Lady Jaye
Burgess Meredith as Golobulus
Ron Ortiz as Law
Rob Paulsen as Snow Job
Patrick Pinney as Mainframe
Poncie Ponce as Red Dog
Lisa Raggio as Zarana/Heather
Bill Ratner as Flint
Neil Ross as Buzzer, Dusty, Monkeywrench and Shipwreck
Brad Sanders as Big Lob
Ted Schwartz as Thrasher
Sgt. Slaughter as Sgt. Slaughter
Kristoffer Tabori as Mercer
B. J. Ward as Scarlett
Vernee Watson-Johnson as Scientist
Lee Weaver as Alpine
Frank Welker as Torch, Wild Bill and Order
Stan Wojno Jr. as Lifeline

Plot
The G.I. Joe force must oppose a Cobra organization that has secretly allied with a subterranean reptilian who were their founders.

Awards: None

Trivia
The movie was being produced by the same company, and at the same time, as The Transformers: The Movie. It had been agreed that both movies would suffer the loss of the lead heroes, Optimus Prime and Duke. Production had begun on G.I. Joe first, and was thus expected to be released first. During the production of the two films, G.I. Joe Got held up while Transformers finished production. Release dates were changed and Transformers got a theatrical release in 1986. Optimus Prime's death sparked some controversy and caused the writers to change Duke's death to a coma. G.I. Joe never got to the theaters, and was released to video instead. Had G.I. Joe been released first, Optimus Prime might have survived the movie. According to story consultant Buzz Dixon, however, if you watch the "Duke goes into a coma" sequence with the volume turned down, it's obvious that Duke actually dies at the end of the scene.

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4 stars out of 5 stars

Friday, February 3, 2012

From Beyond the Grave


1974 British Anthology Horror Film

Director: Kevin Connor

Writer: Raymond Christodoulou & Robin Clarke

Cinematography: Alan Hume

Running time: 97 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Tagline: Terror to delight worshippers of the Macabre.

Cast:
Peter Cushing as Antique Shop Proprietor
Donald Pleasence as Jim Underwood
Angela Pleasence as Emily Underwood
Ian Bannen as Christopher Lowe
Diana Dors as Mabel Lowe
John O'Farrell as Stephen Lowe
Nyree Dawn Porter as Susan Warren
David Warner as Edward Charlton
Marcel Steiner as Mirror Demon
Ian Ogilvy as William Seaton
Ian Carmichael as Reggie Warren
Lesley-Anne Down as Rosemary Seaton
Jack Watson as Sir Michael Sinclair
Margaret Leighton as Madame Orloff
Wendy Allnutt as Pamela
Rosalind Ayres as Prostitute/Edward's first victim
Tommy Godfrey as Mr. Jeffries

Plot
Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him.

Awards: None

Trivia
Originally filmed as The Undead, it is also known as The Creatures, Tales from Beyond the Grave, and Tales from the Beyond.

Buy

4 stars out of 5 stars

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