Sunday, September 17, 2017

Comet TV September Giveaway - Godzilla Takeover!

Godzilla is taking over COMET TV!
In September everyone’s favorite fire breathing, stomping monster is back and this time… It’s on COMET TV!


Saturdays in Sept there are double features starting at 2P/1C and Godzilla will be showing up all over the COMET TV schedule, check out the times below!
And.. I know everyone loves their Limited Edition COMET TV Godzilla, so we’re giving you a chance to do a giveaway for a lucky reader to win one! Say wha? I know! You can run the contest anyway you like, a lot of people use rafflecopter, etc…
The Godzilla Doin’ Work Limited Edition pack has:
1 - Limited Edition Godzilla Action Figure: Who doesn’t want to sport some COMET TV swag! Godzilla sure does! He loves COMET TV so much, he’s ripping through his shirt, clearly Godzilla has been hitting the gym!
1 - Limited Edition Godzilla COMET TV Card: Perfect for catching up with Godzilla’s comings and goings on COMET TV!


RULES
Contest Closes September 30th
Winners addresses must be submitted by October 6.
Giveaway open to the U.S.

To Enter
1. Email CelluloidTerror@yahoo.com and title it "September Comet Giveaway"
2. Tell me which monster or character in pop culture (movies, tv, comics etc...) that you'd like to see fight Godzilla
3. Include your full name and address

About COMET TV - September 2017
GODZILLA IS DOIN' WORK ON COMET TV IN SEPTEMBER
SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER 
Double Feature starting at 2P/1C
SEPTEMBER 25 - 29 
Starting at various afternoon times
Godzilla VS. Destroyah (1995) 
Saturday, September 16 at 4:30P/3:30P 
Thursday, September 28 at 3:30/2:30P
Godzilla VS. Spacegodzilla (1994) 
Saturday, September 16 at 2P/1C 
Friday, September 29 at 3:30P/2:30P
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001) 
Saturday, September 23 at 2P/1C 
Thursday, September 28 at 6P/5C
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) 
Saturday, September 23 at 10P/9C 
Saturday, September 30 at 2P/1C


GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2005) 
Godzilla: Final Wars takes us to the 28th century where Earth has been ravaged by giant monsters, giving the Xiliens (a group of aliens who dress like they're in a 90's goth rock band) a chance to claim our planet as their own.
Sunday, September 24 at 1A/MIDNIGHT 
Saturday, September 30 at 5P/4C
Godzilla 2000 (1999) 
GODZILLA WEARS A TINFOIL HAT. Did you know Godzilla is a UFO believer? Unfortunately, years upon years of reading about alien abduction conspiracies on the internet can't prepare the King of Monsters for what happens in Godzilla 2000....When a UFO is awoken from a million-year slumber deep in the Earth's crust, it employs a series of sneaky tactics (gene-snatching, reckless driving, and more) to give Godzilla a real extraterrestrial beat-down.
Saturday, September 23 at 4P/3C 

and Friday, September 30 at 5P/4C

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

RED ROSES OF PASSION - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Review


USA/1966
Directed By: Joe Sarno
Written By: Joe Sarno
Starring: Patricia McNair, Judson Todd, Jean James
Black & White/80 Minutes/Not Rated
Region FREE
Release date: August 29, 2017
Blu-ray/DVD
Limited Edition: 2,000

The Film
Joe Sarno spent his career making erotic films from sexploitation to soft and hard pornos. RED ROSES OF PASSION is nudie cutie with a bit of an exploitive edge. Carla (Patricia McNair) lives with her aunt and cousin who have a conservative point of view on sex and look down on Carla for her more adventurous sexcapades and one night stands. One of Carla's friends invites her to a meeting of The Cult Of Pan, a sexually driven group digging into the occult. Shortly after the cult gets their hands on Carla's aunt and cousin and turn them into lustful creatures with a desire for sex that can't be satisfied.


RED ROSES OF PASSION is sexay! From start to finish it follows around a handful of attractive women in various states of undress, commonly in totally sheer lingerie or nude while the buff manslave of the cult rubs them down with the carnal roses that drives women to sexual euphoria. At only 80 minutes these scenes don't overstay their welcome, especially as we watch Carla drive her prude relatives to the brink of insanity and force them to catfight each other over who is going to get the delivery man and his roses for the evening.


Patricia McNair is a strong lead in this, both beautiful and strong, giving us enough of both so that her character is completely believable. It's said that this is one of a handful of "supernatural" themed films from Joe Sarno and while there is a slight touch of it with the cult and and their roses, it's barely there. It doesn't really make much of a difference either way. If it is supernaturally themed then that's another dimension the film takes on, but even if it's just nonsense and there's really no intention on any supernatural motives or themes in the film it is still sexy as hell. And that's the important thing here.

The Audio & Video
The new 2K scan of the original 35mm camera negative looks gorgeous. Vinegar Syndrome's anamorphic widescreen transfer is crystal clear with deep blacks levels in the stark black and white photography. Detail level is great from fleshy skin tones to the lacy lingerie. The DTS-HDMA mono audio mix is just about perfect. There's no damage or distortions and the mix is crisp and free of background noise. The score perfectly blends with the dialogue. English SDH subtitles are available.


The Extras
The lone extra is a 20 minute video interview with Joe Sarno historian Michael Bowen.


The Bottom Line
Fans of Joe Sarno or sexploitation fans in general will definitely want to add this one to their collection.

RED ROSES OF PASSION is available HERE

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Beyond Fest 2017 Lineup



BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR  
THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL   

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vince Vaughn, Dario Argento, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Edgar Wright, Tommy Wiseau and Paul Williams headline a star studded roster of guests and a slate featuring 23 West Coast Premieres including BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, and BEST F(R)IENDS. 

Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2017 programming featuring 32 events and 23 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 29th - Tuesday, October 10th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.   

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 with director S.Craig Zahler returning with Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier in person, while closing night honors are bestowed upon Yorgos Lanthimos’ ferociously-twisted follow-up to THE LOBSTER, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their debuts include the World Premiere of Justin MacGregor’s BEST F(R)IENDS with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero reunited and in person, Joe Lynch’s blissfully violent MAYHEM, and, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, a very special theatrical premiere of JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON with the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in person with the show’s cast and creators.

“While the two worst manbaby haircuts on the planet prepared for nuclear destruction, we prepped cinematic armageddon,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “We’re immigrants and we saw DR. STRANGELOVE - we know how this ends - but at least we get to watch some great films with our heroes and friends and go out with a real bang.”

The most beloved genre films are highlighted with a series of special event screenings throughout the festival. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes center stage for an explosive 30th anniversary one-two punch of PREDATOR and THE RUNNING MAN. The Master, Dario Argento, will be in attendance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of SUSPIRIA with screenings of Synapse Film’s 4K restoration AND the recently unearthed 35mm print. ‘Car Chases, Collisions & Conversation: An Evening with Edgar Wright and Walter Hill' covers four decades of filmmaking and the interrelated nature of the pulsating smash BABY DRIVER and the seminal THE DRIVER in one epic night. Musical maestro, Paul Williams, will share stories from behind the mask of PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Mick Garris and Masters of Horror preside over a reverential tribute to two of the greats - George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper -  with a double bill featuring the West Coast premiere of MOMA and FIlm Foundation’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K digital restoration and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. And the theatrical premiere of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE BOOTLEG EDITION pairs a totally gonzo WTF double bill with HOWARD THE DUCK on 70mm with Lea Thompson in person.

Beyond Fest welcomes the return of genre streaming platform Shudder as its co-presenting sponsor, a partnership that provides 14 screenings (11 West Coast premieres) absolutely free to film fans. Every night, the 90-seat ‘Shudder Theatre’ will feature a brand new film selected from across the world including Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s triumphant return BEFORE WE VANISH, home invasion thrill ride BETTER WATCH OUT, the critically acclaimed Canadian zombie shocker LES AFFAMES (THE HUNGRY), Marc Meyers’ searing portrait of a serial-killer-in-the-making, MY FRIEND DAHMER, Alexandre O. Phillippe’s revelatory PSYCHO shower scene doc 78/52, and Ted Geoghegan’s sophomore scalper, MOHAWK.

For Cinematic Void’s sidebar they have enlisted the help of like minds as they venture further into the unknown with a series of special screenings. Author and academic Kier La Janisse will be present for Jean Rollin’s THE GRAPES OF DEATH and the release of the book, Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin which she is publishing. Friday Night Frights are co-presenting the west coast premiere of the 4K restoration of the thoroughly bugnuts RAWHEAD REX and the Death Waltz Records record release of HELLRAISER on 35mm. And filmmakers Amy Holden Jones and Deborah Brock will be present for a double bill of anniversary screenings of their films SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE and SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II.

Tickets go on sale starting noon on Friday, September 8th on Fandango.  See below for the full lineup of Beyond Fest 2017.

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

BABY DRIVER
Director: Edgar Wright
Country: USA
Runtime: 102 min.
Year: 2017
GUESTS: Edgar Wright & Walter Hill in Person

BAD BLACK  (free screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Isaac Nawibana
Country: Uganda
Runtime: 60 minutes / Year: 2016

BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM
Directors: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski 
Country: USA 
Runtime: 76 min. 
Year: 1993
GUESTS: Andrea Romano plus voice actors TBA in Person

EGYPTIAN THEATRE- Continued

BEST F(R)IENDS
World Premiere
Director: Justin MacGregor
Country: USA 
Runtime: 95 min. 
Year: 2017
GUESTS: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero and Justin Macgregor in Person

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99
West Coast Premiere
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Country: USA
Runtime: 132 min.
Year: 2017
GUESTS: S. Craig Zahler, Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier in Person

DOUBLE IMPACT
Director: Sheldon Lettich
Country: USA
Runtime: 110 min.
Year: 1991 / 35mm
GUEST: Jean-Claude Van Damme and Sheldon Lettich in Person

THE DRIVER
Director: Walter Hill
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 1978 / 35mm
GUESTS: Edgar Wright & Walter Hill in Person

HELLRAISER 
Co-presented with Death Waltz Records + Friday Night Frights
Director: Clive Barker
Country: USA
Runtime: 94 min.
Year: 1987 / 35mm

ICHI THE KILLER - Digital Restoration
West Coast Premiere
Director: Takashi Miike
Country: Japan 
Runtime: 129 min. 
Year: 2001


EGYPTIAN THEATRE- Continued
HOWARD THE DUCK - 70mm
Director: Willard Huyck
Country: USA 
Runtime: 110 min.  
Year: 1986  
GUESTS: Lea Thompson in Person

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON - Episodes 1 & 2
Presented by Amazon 
World Premiere
Director: Peter Atencio
Country: USA
Runtime: 60 min.
Year: 2016
GUESTS: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Peter Atencio, Dave Callaham, Kat Foster, Moises Arias.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
West Coast Premiere
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Country: UK, Ireland
Runtime: 109 min.
Year: 2017

MAYHEM
West Coast Premiere
Director: Joe Lynch
Country: USA
Runtime: 86 min.
Year: 2017 
GUESTS: Joe Lynch and cast in person

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE - THE BOOTLEGGED EDITION
Theatrical Premiere
Director: Jared Hess
Country: USA
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 2004
GUESTS: Cast and crew in person

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - 4K Restoration
West Coast Premiere
Director: George A. Romero
Country: USA 
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 1968
GUESTS: Mick Garris & Masters of Horror in Person

EGYPTIAN THEATRE- Continued

OPERA (aka TERROR AT THE OPERA)
Director: Dario Argento
Country: Italy 
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 1987
GUESTS: Dario Argento in Person

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
Co presented with Creature Features
Director: Brian De Palma
Country: USA 
Runtime: 92 min. 
Year: 1974
GUESTS: Paul Williams in Person

PREDATOR
Director: John McTiernan
Country: USA
Runtime: 107 min.
Year: 1987 / 35mm
GUESTS: Arnold Schwarzenegger in Person

RAWHEAD REX 4K Restoration
Co presented with Cinematic Void and Friday Night Frights
West Coast Premiere
Director: George Pavlou
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 1986

THE ROOM
Director: Tommy Wiseau
Country: USA 
Runtime: 99 min. 
Year: 2003
GUESTS: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero and Guests in Person

THE RUNNING MAN 
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Country: USA
Runtime: 101 min.
Year: 1987 / 35mm
GUESTS: Arnold Schwarzenegger in Person

EGYPTIAN THEATRE- Continued

SUSPIRIA - 4K Restoration
LA Premiere
Director: Dario Argento
Country: Italy 
Runtime: 100 min. 
Year: 1977
GUESTS: Dario Argento, Udo Kier, Barbara Magnolfi in Person

SUSPIRIA - 35mm Italian Cut
LA Premiere 
Director: Dario Argento
Country: Italy 
Runtime: 98 min. 
Year: 1977
GUESTS: Dario Argento and Barbara Magnolfi in Person

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
Director: Tobe Hooper
Country: USA 
Runtime: 83 min.
Year: 1974
35mm
GUESTS: Mick Garris & Masters of Horror in Person

SHUDDER THEATRE

78/52 (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 2017 

BEFORE WE VANISH (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Country: Japan
Runtime: 129 min.
Year: 2017

BETTER WATCH OUT (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Chris Peckover
Country: Australia, USA 
Runtime: 85 min. 
Year: 2016

SHUDDER THEATRE - Continued
COLD HELL (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Country: Austria
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 2017 

THE GRAPES OF DEATH AKA Les Raisins de La Mort (Free Screening)
Director: Jean Rollin
Country: France 
Runtime: 90 min. 
Year: 1978

HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE (Free Screening) 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Jon Schnitzer
Country: USA 
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 2017

JAILBREAK (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jimmy Henderson
Country: Cambodia 
Runtime: 92 min. 
Year: 2017

LES AFFAMES (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Robin Aubert
Country: Canada
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 2017

MOHAWK (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Ted Geoghegan
Country: USA 
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 2017

MY FRIEND DAHMER (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Marc Meyers
Country: USA
Runtime: 107 min.
Year: 2017

SHUDDER THEATRE - Continued

REVENGE (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director:  Coralie Fargeat
Country:   France
Runtime:  108 min
Year:  2017

SEQUENCE BREAK (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director:  Graham Skipper
Country:   USA
Runtime:  108 min
Year:  2017
GUESTS: Graham Skipper, Cast and Crew in Person

THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (Free Screening)
Co-presented by Etheria and Cinematic Void
Director: Amy Holden Jones
Country: USA
Runtime: 77 min.
Year: 1982
GUESTS: Amy Holden Jones in Person
Double Feature with SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II

THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II
Co-presented by Etheria and Cinematic Void
Director: Deborah Brock
Country: USA
Runtime: 77 min.
Year: 1987
GUESTS: Deborah Brock in Person
Double Feature with SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 


The Lodgers Trailer Release


A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920’s rural Ireland. But they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.