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Sounds like Scream Factory is having a real tough time working on that CYBORG Collector's Edition. From their FB:

 

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 ***CYBORG Delay Update***

Sorry guys there’s no easy way to tell you this but our planned release of CYBORG is moving again. The new release date is planned for April 24th.

Although we cannot go into full details, we have experienced some roadblocks that we have never been faced with before ever on a project and are trying to navigate through them as best as we can. We truly apologize again for the delay due to these unforeseen challenges and hope to be able to bring you and clearer picture with progress by the end of February.

Thank you for your patience.
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Bob Odenkirk making a play at action stardom with NOBODY:

 

http://deadline.com/2018/01/bob-odenkirk-stx-nobody-atomic-blonde-john-wick-producers-1202241018/

 

 

 

 

Bob Odenkirk is the last guy I'd expect to star in an action film. Which means he's going to be really awesome! With the John Wick writer on board, it's sure to be a great action film. I'm already having the feeling though that Odenkirk will want to surprise people with playing it completely straight. Still though, if he does throw in comedy, you know it's going to be funny.

 

 

 

 

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Sounds like Scream Factory is having a real tough time working on that CYBORG Collector's Edition. From their FB:

 

 

 

Man, I wonder just what keeps pushing this thing back? They haven't announced extras yet, but this doesn't sound like they're pushing it back to include more interviews. Perhaps it could be an elements issue? Trying to get the rights to the Slinger cut?

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Thought I'd read that there were no plans to include that Slinger cut. Don't think that is part of the delay. Who knows?

 

Hopefully it turns out to be a nifty release whenever it comes out.

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Just heard on the news about the disaster in California I have no idea what areas in America you guys are from but I hope that you and your families are all safe and sound.

 

I live a few thousand miles away in Florida and I don't know anyone in the area but I definitely feel bad for all those people.

 

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Having watched the first two Beverly Hills Cop movies and Midnight Run in the last few days, there isn't any danger to villains today. 

 

What I remember of those films, that is definitely true. There's more than one reason why movie villains in general aren't memorable in recent years, and that is a big reason why. 

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Trailer for Jon Hamm's BEIRUT (2018)

 

 

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Thought I'd read that there were no plans to include that Slinger cut. Don't think that is part of the delay. Who knows?

 

Hopefully it turns out to be a nifty release whenever it comes out.

 

 

I'm glad I pre-ordered it when it was $15 on Amazon. I wish it was still coming out soon. Universal pushed back the latest DTV Tremors film to May as well.

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I wonder if Scream Factory is eyeing Tremors and Death Race as potential future releases. They'd be great choices.

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I'm glad I pre-ordered it when it was $15 on Amazon.

 

Me too, I'm fine with waiting I'm just oddly fascinated by what sort of issues could be coming up. There's already been a catalog blu of the film so it's not like it's some rare flick.

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KICKBOXER RETALIATION may get a theatrical release here in Singapore. Either on 25th Jan or 1st Feb.

 

Hoping it comes true.

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I wonder if Scream Factory is eyeing Tremors and Death Race as potential future releases. They'd be great choices.

Top 5 Scream Factory requests:

The Runestone

Split Second

Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (after this Cyborg mess is cleaned up)

The Specials

Pet Semetary II

post #152811 of 152982

The Fat Elvis favorite Gleaming the Cube is on Amazon Prime. Gave it a watch tonight and I enjoyed it a ton. A teen Lethal Weapon meets Blue Velvet without the weird factor and 100 percent more skateboarding. Slater is enjoyable. Nice 80's L.A. locales. One of the more intriguing neo-noir variants of the era.

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Also: a very young Tony Hawk.

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I've been meaning to finally see Gleaming The Cube. My one memory of that film is sitting in a class in college where the guy sitting in the next row over started watching it on his laptop with no sound instead of bothering to pay attention to the professor lecturing. I just glanced over and saw the title and then didn't bother with it. Maybe I'll see it this weekend after hearing about it over all the years. Especially how the dvd commands a high price since it's OOP.

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As it's a Gladden release, MGM likely has it. If so, I'd be unsurprised if Shout or Kino tried to cut a deal for it. Likewise for a Weekend at Bernie's collector's edition.

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

Bob Odenkirk making a play at action stardom with NOBODY:

http://deadline.com/2018/01/bob-odenkirk-stx-nobody-atomic-blonde-john-wick-producers-1202241018/

I wasn't too excited because I didn't think it would be done justice. Then I saw it was an 87Eleven production. Now I can't wait.

That joins John Wick 3: ALPHA COP, Kate and The Ballerina set for production this year.
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Trailer for Jon Hamm's BEIRUT (2018) 

 

Hopefully that movie turns out well; it certainly could and of course the 80's setting is appealing to me.

 

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Me too, I'm fine with waiting I'm just oddly fascinated by what sort of issues could be coming up. There's already been a catalog blu of the film so it's not like it's some rare flick.

 

I am also baffled as to what these roadblocks are. I hope it has nothing to do with Pyun; besides it being bad that it would be because of an infamous director who happens to be going through some bad health problems, I'd hope he wouldn't cause such a headache for a company that wants to do a nice release for his most famous movie.

 

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Top 5 Scream Factory requests:

The Runestone

 

Looking up the plot for that one: definitely unique. A runestone found in Pennsylvania that will lead to Ragnarok? Why the hell not, I guess...

 

Today wasn't too exciting for me but tonight I had the chance to rewatch something I hadn't seen in years: Seven Samurai. It is still outstanding, deserving to be in the conversation of "best of all time". I was able to see it with only some brief breaks along the way. It is a quick 3 1/2 hour watch and I say it is a must-see for any film fan despite its length, as the movie is just about perfect.

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CD now available from La-La Land Records:
 

Here's How The Score Of 'Apocalypse Now' Originally Sounded

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/06/576054095/heres-how-the-score-of-apocalypse-now-originally-sounded

 

 

 

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Sounds like Scream Factory is having a real tough time working on that CYBORG Collector's Edition. From their FB:

 

I know that director Albert Pyun is going through a lot of health issues right now.  From the sounds of it he's got Parkinson's/Dementia, and his really battling through that.  It could be that's causing some of the hold up.  I've got it pre-ordered on Amazon, so hopefully we'll see it sometime soon. 

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I watched Fat Elvis favourite action movie of 1973 last night White Lightning and it was a doozy, I love car chase scenes especially the one that ends up with Gator landing on a barge. I was not prepared for such emotional scenes in this movie like the speech that unwed mother gives about Gator's brother this really is a more serious movie than the Smokey and The Bandit type movie I thought it would be and it has a lot of great badass Burt Reynold lines like when he gets a knife pulled on him "how would you like that knife shoved up your ass" I really enjoyed this movie and I put on Quiet Cool again after it because it is now one of my favourites.

In other news Liam Neeson is receiving the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for his acting and charity work today from the Irish President. One of the news sites has a poll asking which is your favourite role of his Oskar Schindler, Michael Collins, dad from Taken, stepdad from Love Actually, Qui-Gonn Jinn from Star Wars or Rob Roy.

I gotta go with Rob Roy I love that movie obviously Taken and Michael Collins are more iconic roles but I just love it as a companion piece to William Wallace in Braveheart and Tim Roth is the ultimate villain.
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Starz will be home to the JOHN WICK "Continental" TV series:

 

http://deadline.com/2018/01/john-wick-tv-series-adaptation-starz-lionsgate-keanu-reeves-1202241870/

 

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The John Wick franchise is heading for the small screen. Starz and Lionsgate are teaming to develop The Continental, a television series adaptation of the highly successful Lionsgate film franchise. The project was announced today during Starz’s portion of the TCA winter press tour.
 
The Continental will be set in the John Wick universe, focusing on the inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel which serves as a refuge for assassins.
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I know that director Albert Pyun is going through a lot of health issues right now.  From the sounds of it he's got Parkinson's/Dementia, and his really battling through that.  It could be that's causing some of the hold up.  I've got it pre-ordered on Amazon, so hopefully we'll see it sometime soon. 


It doesn't seem like this is it, Pyun actually wrote an enthusiastic post about his anticipation for the release. It's either a technical glitch, or someone holding it up for some reason / issue, something like that, or some extra they can't complete in time waiting for interview to be arranged...

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ACCIDENT MAN clip:

 

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

Starz will be home to the JOHN WICK "Continental" TV series:

 

http://deadline.com/2018/01/john-wick-tv-series-adaptation-starz-lionsgate-keanu-reeves-1202241870/

 

Whoa Yeah!

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The AV Club's A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE - WOLF WARRIOR II (2017)

https://www.avclub.com/we-wrap-up-our-history-of-action-films-with-2017-s-very-1821654925

 

The final entry of the series (for now).

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We haven't talked about 'All The Money in the World'.  I don't know if anyone else has seen it. I thought I would chime in, before ranting about Mr Cunt (Mark Wahlberg).

 

I managed to keep myself unspoiled regarding the real events depicted in this film, so that helped make things a little more tense for me, other than that this is a dramatic thriller.  I thought it was slightly above average. It does feel like two films in one, with a film about the super-rich Getty and another film about the kidnapping of a teenager. The film's focus tends to suffer as a result. Christopher Plummer and Michelle Williams do some great work with some good support by Romain Duris.  

 

I am curious about Trust, Danny Boyle's miniseries about the same events, as this film feels like being close to good. 

 

The films big problem?  Mark Wahlberg.  He appears to wholly disinterested and dials his performance in.  Or maybe he was giving it his all?  It's hard to tell the difference.  He functions as a black hole, sucking the life out of the film whenever he is on screen. It's a real shame with the good work done by the other actors. I had not been aware that this motherfucker had held up the producers for more money, when I saw the film.  I may have given it a miss had I known. It's quite galling that the least talented and least committed person on that set was the one who made the most money.  It's a shame that this piece of shit couldn't be deleted from the film the way Kevin Spacey was.  Shit actor and a shit human being.  

 

I look forward to seeing Brendan Fraser giving the same role some dignity in the miniseries. 

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Wahlberg ranges from trying to do a Harrison Ford impression to being The Mark Wahlberg Role. It’s a weird performance.

Plummer is the real reason the movie sings.
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I watched The Street Fighter today with Sonny Chiba.

 

Things sure have changed a lot and gotten much flashier since then.

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Wahlberg has seemed fine in most roles, but he hasn't really had to do too much more than run around and cuss a lot.

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I plan on watching Blade Runner 2049 tonight but I want to watch Blade Runner first as I havent seen it in a few years I watched the theatrical cut but what is the preferred cut of Blade Runner there are so damn many of them.
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The films big problem?  Mark Wahlberg.  He appears to wholly disinterested and dials his performance in.  Or maybe he was giving it his all?  It's hard to tell the difference.  He functions as a black hole, sucking the life out of the film whenever he is on screen. It's a real shame with the good work done by the other actors. I had not been aware that this motherfucker had held up the producers for more money, when I saw the film.  I may have given it a miss had I known. It's quite galling that the least talented and least committed person on that set was the one who made the most money.  It's a shame that this piece of shit couldn't be deleted from the film the way Kevin Spacey was.  Shit actor and a shit human being.  

Jesus...

And I just heard his reps are the same who rep Michelle Williams... Go figure, but most reps aren't great human beings by my book either so I'm shocked yet can't say I'm so surprised by something like that.

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The Wahlberg thing is overblown. He had done the movie at less than his going rate, helped get it financed off his name, and had no reshoots as part of his contract. He acted according to his rights and Hollywood is not a charity.
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Wahlberg's never been a good actor, and he's way overpaid (in general).

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Gotta admit, I'm not a Wahlberg fan either.  Only BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE CORRUPTOR and THE PERFECT STORM remain top shelf Marky Movies for me.  I thought he was okay in THE DEPARTED and I admit to having a weird liking for MAX PAYNE and parts of THE OTHER GUYS.   Plus, yeah, not a fan of the person he seems to be.

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Caught PROUD MARY. By the numbers all the way. If boxofficemojo data is to be believed Babak Najafi was working here with about a quarter of the budget that he had on LONDON HAS FALLEN. It shows as the action in PROUD doesn't have the sort of zeal that was on display in LONDON.

 

Was hoping for lots of scenery chewing from Danny Glover but he doesn't deliver.

 

It'll be fine on the small screen. In fact the whole thing felt like it could have been a USA Network original movie starring Vivica A. Fox right around '98.

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CD now available from La-La Land Records:
 

Here's How The Score Of 'Apocalypse Now' Originally Sounded

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/06/576054095/heres-how-the-score-of-apocalypse-now-originally-sounded 

 

Very interesting. I am glad this has gotten an official release for those that have always been curious about it.

 

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In other news Liam Neeson is receiving the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for his acting and charity work today from the Irish President. 

 

I know it's no coincidence he was given this right before his new film came out, but it still sounds like a nice award to get. I actually don't have a favorite Liam performance, but he's had some great ones.

 

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We haven't talked about 'All The Money in the World'.  I don't know if anyone else has seen it. I thought I would chime in, before ranting about Mr Cunt (Mark Wahlberg).

 

I haven't watched the movie myself; it's commendable that they were able to pull off something unprecedented in those late reshoots but the money thing is unfortunate. I am more offended by the drastic difference in pay between him and Michelle Williams, even if she had reshoots in her contract and he didn't. It is easy to not like him for a variety of reasons... such as those violent racist things he did as a teenager, which I imagine most know about already... 

 

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I watched The Street Fighter today with Sonny Chiba.

 

Things sure have changed a lot and gotten much flashier since then.

 

Yes, that is definitely true... for better or for worse. I've seen that a few times and I still find it to be enjoyable.

 

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I plan on watching Blade Runner 2049 tonight but I want to watch Blade Runner first as I havent seen it in a few years I watched the theatrical cut but what is the preferred cut of Blade Runner there are so damn many of them.

 

It's tough to say, as everyone has their favorite. A lot say it's the Final Cut that was released in 2007, but I'll just say that which version you see of Blade Runner before Blade Runner 2049 doesn't really matter when it comes to the plot of 2049.

 

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Caught PROUD MARY. By the numbers all the way.

 

Oh, that's a shame. A lot of people were excited for the film after the first trailer; Sony and Screen Gems did not do much to promote it after that; it was easy to presume they were being their usual A-hole selves and did not know how to handle "a black movie" but I guess it was because the trailer is quite a bit better than the film. I am disappointed to hear PM is not astounding.

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So, today wasn't too exciting. I got a much-needed haircut but otherwise it was quiet. Tonight, though, I finally saw a movie Fat Elvis recommended to me awhile back: GYMKATA. The movie is legitimately not good but boy is it ever entertaining. I mean, the plot is that a gymnast goes to a third world country stuck in the Middle Ages to compete in a wacky game spanning many miles and the United States wants him to win (even though no foreigner has done so in almost a millennia) because... not only did his father compete in it and vanish but the winner gets any wish he wants and the U.S. wants to build a satellite defense system there; what a bonkers story. I laughed often at the movie and yet the gymnastics martial arts that Kurt Thomas did was pretty cool, even if it was contrived how a few times items that just so happened to look like gymnastics accoutrements were around. It's not a subtle portrayal of a backwards country and it seemed like they went out of their way to cast the ugliest people in Yugoslavia to portray the natives... yet the 10 minutes or so spent in a city "full of crazies" was straight out of a horror flick. No wonder some think this is a cult film.

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I never had an issue with Mark Wahlberg. Only disliked his character in Pain & Gain.

 

2 Guns could've been better as well.

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I guess what we need to realise is that for some, film-making is an art form, a passion, something enjoyable.  For others, it's just a job.  This set of circumstances has merely highlighted who's who.

 

I don't think it's going to do him any harm, though.  If a child rapist isn't toxic, then a greedy pig surely isn't. 

 

With Guillermo Del Toro getting some long overdue plaudits recently, i'm reminded of something happened on his first film (Cronos).  They ran out of money and could no longer pay the international name they had brought in, Ron Perlman. If he had walked, acted according to his rights, the film would never have been finished and who knows where Guillermo would be now. 

 

Instead, Ron agreed to continue and was no doubt, paid eventually.      I would like to say that the rest is history, but Guillermo had to work with the Weinsteins before his career took off.  Ron's act of generosity has been paid back many times over. 

 

Really looking forward to The Shape of Water. 

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I watched the Final Cut of Blade Runner, still as visually astounding as ever and what a great performance by Rutger Hauer I got about 45 minutes in to 2049 before I felt tired and decided to call it a night and continue watching another time.
post #152840 of 152982

A great brand new review of THE MECHANIK / RUSSIAN SPECIALIST

by fellow PUNISHER fan and VHS collector of RobotGeek's Cult Cinema

 

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Made it official on instagram:


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd5-TtbjjOP/

Hopefully 'a couple of new members' aren't like the ones in EX3. Lose the expensive cameos and spend the money on decent, longer fight scenes.
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Bring back Snipes and Ronda Rousey. You can jettison the rest of the new cast.

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Snipes and Ford were worthwhile.  I would ditch Rousey. 

 

Most likely, this will be the last one.  I really hope that the film can live up to the potential of the the first two films.  

 

The big and unforgivable mistake Ex3 made was the sidelining of the main cast.  Doing that again would be a big mistake. 

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I just realized that movie had both 'Fugitives' in it.

Add Tommy Lee Jones!
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Scrap anyone who just wants to half ass two or three days on set, keep Sly, Stath, Snipes, Banderas, Dolph, Crews and Couture. Ditch the kids, the PG-13 and the Bulgarian countryside. Stack up the villain side. Get Neil Marshall to direct.
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Or one of the John Wick directors. They seem particularly well suited for such a thing..
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Well they have their own production company so I doubt they want to branch that far out. Marshall doing Hellboy for Millennium was my logic.
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Oh...I didn't know either of those things..
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Oh...I didn't know either of those things..

Yeah they're basically trying to create their own empire in funding a bunch of mid budget action films and even branching out into TV. On the bright side I imagine they'll probably make their own Expendables equivalent at some point.
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