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London Korean Film Festival 2019 Celebrates A Century of Korean Cinema

London Korean Film Festival 2019 Celebrates A Century of Korean Cinema

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) has launched its full programme of films and events for the upcoming 14th edition, taking place from 1st-14th November in London before embarking on the annual tour 18th-24th November.

“Korean cinema continues to excite global audiences with a steady stream of titles that satisfy both artistic and commercial appetites.”

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Beware of the Many-Eyed Creatures from Folklore Illustration

Beware of the Many-Eyed Creatures from Folklore Illustration

Under the moniker of Folklore Illustration, Stephen Harper (aka Peter Folklore) has created these incredible, dark folk-inspired many-eyed creatures, based on cult classics such as It (2017).

“It takes many forms!”

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ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, PET SEMATARY & THE WARRIORS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, PET SEMATARY & THE WARRIORS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Fans still mourning the loss of Ash vs. Evil Dead will be happy to learn that Fright-Rags have created new merchandise from the TV show, including trading cards, as well as apparel from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pet Sematary, and The Warriors.

“Glory, Gory, Hallelujah!”

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Brick (2005, USA) Review

Brick (2005)

Rian Johnson is a director, writer and musician, but primarily one of the most unique, inventive and sometimes controversial, filmmakers currently active in both film and TV. In Brick, Johnson coaxed uniformly outstanding performances from a young cast, most obviously an assured and compelling turn from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, earmarking the young actor as one to be watched (a prediction that has since been eminently fulfilled). However, the movie’s most arresting strength is a script that reads almost like Shakespearean dialogue and sounds like music.

“A detective story.”

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Escape Plan 3 (2019, USA) Signature Entertainment DVD Review

Escape Plan 3 (2019)

Unlike Escape Plan or its sequel, Escape Plan 3 strips away all elements of science fiction and instead injects realism into this dramatic tale of revenge. And whilst Escape Plan 2 left us with certain expectations as to where the third installment was headed, the organisation responsible for “The Tomb” and “Hades” – now known to be Zhang Innovations – is not central to the plot of Escape Plan 3. That distinction is instead given to Devon Sawa’s character, Lester Clark Jr. Because of this, its likely that Escape Plan 3 – previously marketed as the final installment – will receive a fourth outing.

“I’m done with prisons.”

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Escape Plan 2 (2018, China / USA) Review

Escape Plan 2 (2018)

Five years after the nostalgia trip that was Escape Plan – a dream team of 80s action muscle; specifically Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – its sequel, imaginatively titled Escape Plan 2, replaces Schwarzenegger with former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista and Xiaoming Huang. Escape Plan 2 is a sequel that Stallone himself has called “beyond awful”, and yet I have to admit that I actually quite enjoyed watching it for the same reasons I enjoyed its predecessor: its excessive, over-the-top action; although this time there is a lot more martial artistry, courtesy of Xiaoming Huang.

“This isn’t a prison. It’s a machine.”

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Indicator October 2019 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator October 2019 Blu-ray Titles

On 28 October, Indicator presents long-overdue Blu-ray premieres of four powerful and uncompromising films. First, two worldwide Blu-ray premieres: the tense Brit noir Time Without Pity (1957); and the epic Young Winston (1972). Next, two UK premiere editions: Badge 373 (1973), directed by Howard Koch, is based on the life of New York detective Eddie Egan; and award-winning director Alan Parker’s Birdy (1984).

“A gun in his sock, a tire iron in his belt, and no badge. The story of Eddie. The best ex-cop in the business.”

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One Deadly Summer (1983, France) CultFilms Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Review

One Deadly Summer (1983)

Based upon Sébastien Japrisot’s 1977 novel of the same name, L’Été meurtrier – or as it is known in English speaking territories, One Deadly Summer – stars Isabelle Adjani as Eliane “Elle” Wieck; a troubled young woman who settles with her family into the small rural town in the south of France.

“All he wants is to get her stupid knickers off, and all that she wants is that he manages. And that he doesn’t get his fingers caught in the zip. Just to forget for a moment that he is the son… of that piece of shit bastard father of his.”

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YOGA HOSERS & DIRECTOR’S CUT Now Available on VHS + VICTOR CROWLEY Gets Anniversary Variant 📼 Courtesy of Broke Horror Fan

YOGA HOSERS & DIRECTOR'S CUT Now Available on VHS + VICTOR CROWLEY Gets Anniversary Variant 📼 Courtesy of Broke Horror Fan

Broke Horror Fan presents Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, Adam Rifkin’s Director’s Cut, and Adam Green’s Victor Crowley on limited edition, fully functional VHS!

“This isn’t the real world. This is Canada.”

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Fifteen Years of Fantastic Fest: Celebrating the Weird and Wonderful Genre Films from Across the World!

Fantastic Fest 2019

Reaching the milestone of fifteen years, Fantastic Fest blasts off with the widest selection of weird and wonderful genre films gathered from across the world to screen in Austin, TX, from September 19-26, 2019, bringing a diverse array of global filmmakers for a highly-controlled explosion of curated cinematic mayhem.

“Our fifteenth year is a one-of-a-kind of celebration of the cinema we champion: brilliant and out-there.”

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Escape Plan (2013, USA) Review

Escape Plan (2013)

Directed by Mikael Håfström, and written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, Escape Plan is a prison break thriller starring Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin; a former criminal prosecutor turned prison security expert. As co-owner of Breslin-Clark, Breslin specialises in testing the reliability of maximum security prisons. The weaknesses that are uncovered by Breslin-Clark can then be eliminated. Straight away Escape Plan presents Ray Breslin as a sort of quagmire; a former prosecutor turned security expert AND businessman, with expert knowledge of structural engineering.

“No one breaks out alone.”

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