It’s only October 2011 but Hollywood is already gearing up for October 2012. Lionsgate in particular will have a very bloody month. That’s when they’re expected to debut their latest acquisition, Adam Wingard’s awesome horror/thriller You’re Next as well as the latest installment in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.
Set for release October 5, 2012, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D ignores everything that came after the 1973 original by picking up immediately after the Tobe Hooper film left off. It’s directed by John Luessenhop (Takers) and stars Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief) as a young girl who heads to Texas to collect an inheritance that includes the infamous Leatherface.
Today Lucasfilm and Fox Home Entertainment announced the full details of the STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA Blu-ray box set that is set for release on September 16, 2011. The set will cost you $139.99 so what will you get for your money? Read on…
STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY is presented in widescreen with 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Special features include:
* DISC ONE – STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE o Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires o Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
* DISC TWO – STAR WARS: EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES o Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow o Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
* DISC THREE – STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH o Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Rob Coleman, John Knoll and Roger Guyett o Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
* DISC FOUR – STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE o Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren o Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
* DISC FIVE – STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK o Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren o Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
* DISC SIX – STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI o Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren o Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
* DISC SEVEN – NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES I-III o Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; a flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives and more
* DISC EIGHT – NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES IV-VI o Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more
* DISC NINE – THE STAR WARS DOCUMENTARIES o NEW! Star Warriors (2007, Color, Apx. 84 Minutes) – Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures…these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world. o NEW! A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Color, Apx. 25 Minutes) – George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie. The masters discuss and reminisce about one of the most beloved films of all time. o NEW! Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Color, Apx. 91 Minutes) – The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother and more — and don’t miss “Weird Al” Yankovic’s one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace! o The Making of Star Wars (1977, Color, Apx. 49 Minutes) – Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. o The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) – Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality! o Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) – Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted and narrated by Carrie Fisher and Billie Dee Williams. o Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Color, Apx. 26 Minutes) – See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update. o Star Wars Tech (2007, Color, Apx. 46 Minutes) – Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering and astronomy to examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.
Evil Dead Festival Interviews - Exclusive JoBlo.com & Arrow In The Head Event
“Arrow in the Head” proudly teamed up with Regency Theatres Westwood Village for one Groovy event – check out what we had to say about it here! The Evil Dead Fest was a massive success with hundreds of fans gathering together to witness all four EVIL DEAD films – including the number one film in the country EVIL DEAD (2013). It was a incredible event to be involved with and it was made all the better by getting the chance to watch the films with such an fantastic audience. This was the perfect way to experience a night of grueling terror and laughs and fun aplenty.
Throughout the event we were lucky enough to be a part of two very special Q and A panels which I (James Oster) was thrilled to moderate for the evening. But before Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Greg Nicotero and the Ladies of the Evil Dead (Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss and Theresa Tilly) entertained the audience on hand, we sat down with each of them for a 1:1 conversation about EVIL DEAD and how the film continues to thrill and delight audiences to this day. The talent on-hand couldn’t have been nicer and we truly were honored to have the chance to share in their memories and look back at Ash and all those nasty Deadites that were looking to “swallow your soul!” And thankfully, we captured all of it for you!
Jason: “There’s a wire here and a wire there. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the top, and then they pull a little trigger and giggle, and then they see you fall.” Ben: “Yeah, it’s like a jock strap with dental floss! And they just kinda haul your ass up.” Interviewer: “It’s not exactly sexy when you describe it like that.” Ben: “Not particularly, no.”
Roger is a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. He lives a life of luxury well beyond his means and chooses to subsidize his expensive lifestyle through stealing highly prized art. When his beautiful wife, an art gallery owner, introduces him to a former mercenary in possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all in order to obtain it, and in doing so, he discovers something that makes him a hunted man himself.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Recently I’ve found that if I want to watch a movie with even an inkling of an original idea, I need to watch a foreign film. A good chunk of the movies and TV shows with any fresh ideas have come from some place other than North America. That’s not to say that there aren’t good movies made here, but as far as originality goes, the rest of the world seemingly has us beat. However, I don’t want to get into a tyrade about originality in Hollywood and would rather just tell you about the Norwegian film HEADHUNTERS.
When I was looking up the names of the actors who starred in this film, no names were immediately recognizable to me. As it turns out, one of the actors was entirely recognizable. I’m not sure how I never knew his name outside of Game of Thrones, but Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) co-stars in HEADHUNTERS as former mercenary, Clas Greve. So that was a bonus.
I thought that HEADHUNTERS would be your basic heist movie gone wrong and that the majority of the movie would revolve around a stolen art piece, a police chase, an outside contractor hired to recover said piece. I couldn’t have been more wrong. HEADHUNTERS evolves from the stereotypes of heist movies and comes together to be a clever, original and well-written/directed film executed with a pitch-perfect cast. It goes from a slow build-up to psychological thriller in the blink of an eye as you try to keep up with what’s going on. Additionally, the film has some unexpected moments that made me pretty squeamish.
Behind the Scenes of Headhunters: The director, producers, cinematographers and cast talk about the story and their experiences working on HEADHUNTERS.
The only other feature that this film has is the Theatrical Trailer for HEADHUNTERS.
HEADHUNTERS wasn’t exactly what I expected and that worked out just fine. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the film from the writing, the pacing, the acting and more. The special features in the film aren’t extraordinary, but the Behind the Scenes bonus that they do include is pretty in-depth and worth checking out if you enjoy that sort of thing and you enjoyed the film itself. HEADHUNTERS is definitely worth checking out at least once.