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Miike's "Audition" Gets Special Edition DVD

Audition is genius director Takashi Miike's most popular film (and really, the film that made his name known in America). Lion's Gate apparently has the rights to the film (as opposed to Ventura Distribution, who previously released the film on DVD in America), and as a result are going to release an all-new DVD full of…yep, you guessed it: special features! Lion's Gate's Audition will include the following:

· Theatrical trailers
· Director Interview
· Select scene Director commentary
· Director introduction
· Director Biography/filmography
· Photo gallery
· Liner notes
· Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments segment
· Ryu Murakama Interview
· Widescreen (1.85:1)
· New transfer with removable English subtitles
· Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital surround

Mmm…DVD bonus material…(read more...)

Sci-Fi Originals Coming to the Small Screen in 2005

The Sci Fi Channel is widely renowned for the unique brand of original motion pictures it produces-masterpieces in both script, direction, and visuals.

Okay, so, that's not it at all, but Sci Fi is great for satisfying your corny B-movie craving, and by the looks of their recently announced 2006 lineup of Sci Fi originals, next year will continue their tradition of showing you the most abhorrent-yet-loveable movies since the days of Ed Wood! Here's the list:

* Fire Alien, a tongue-in-cheek film about a fire-breathing alien, produced by William Shatner.

* Gryphon, an epic fantasy about a prince and princess from opposing sides of two warring kingdoms who must join forces to defeat a mystical gryphon conjured by an evil wizard.(read more...)

"Jaws" 30th Anniversary DVD Coming Up the Gulf Stream

Come on, you thought that the 30th anniversary of Spielberg's aquatic terror masterpiece was going to go unnoticed? Yes, that's right-a new 30th Anniversary Edition DVD of Jaws has been announced, along with what the 30th Anniversary moniker will bring to the disc. Observe the special feature specs:

--Deleted scenes and outtakes
--Making of Jaws featurette
--Shark Facts
--Storyboards
--Production photos
--Feature on the marketing of Jaws
--Feature on the world's reaction to the film

Obviously, it'll be the ultimate DVD for the Jaws, Spielberg, and/or great movie completist when it is gracefully placed on store shelves this June 14th. I know it'll be on my wish list.

"Hatchet" a Slasher Actor Bonanza

If you're a fan of the classic slasher franchises A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Candyman, then this news tidbit is most certainly for you. You see, there's a new film going into production called Hatchet, and not only will it feature the fan-favorite actor that portrayed Mr.(read more...)

"Tales from the Crypt" Coming to DVD

The immensely cult-tastic HBO series "Tales from the Crypt," years and years after running its course (no new episodes have been produced since 1996), is finally, to the delight of many fans, arriving on a 2-disc DVD set starting with Season One (six episodes) on July 12th, and will run for just about $26.98.(read more...)

Tarantino Not Attached to "Friday the 13th" Sequel

t is quite a rare occurrence for me to actually become pissed--and I mean pissed as in slamming my fist on the computer desk and growling in anger--as a result of reading some recent movie news, but Quentin Tarantino has made the inner, ultra-obsessive nerd in me very, very angry, and me no like. You see, recently I reported on Quentin Tarantino's possible involvement with a new Friday the 13th film. The rumor was, as they say, a fanboy's wet dream, but about two days after first reporting the glorious rumor, my hopes for a fresh, new, and truly unique entry into the Friday the 13th series were squelched like a puny human under Kong's foot, as Empire Online asked Tarantino himself whether or not his involvement with Friday was true…and the answer sucked. Here's what Quentin said:(read more...)

Craven Says He's Disappointed with "Cursed"

If you by chance went to see Cursed, let me just apologize to you. Being a victim of the lycanthropic cinematic travesty myself, I can safely proclaim that no living creature should ever have to be subjected to such torture as Cursed dished out (and I DO NOT mean that in a good way). Not only was the movie horrible, but it also signified the uselessness of Wes Craven's (who directed it, for those that don't know) "master of horror" title.(read more...)

Trailer Report: March 23, 2005

So, a few new trailers/teasers have recently made it to the web, and whaddya know, they just happen to fit within our beloved genre! Enclosed are the titles of the newest horror trailers/teasers, along with links so you can sit back, relax, and develop an opinion on whether or not the following films "look good":

Amityville Horror Trailer 2
http://www.apple.com/trailers/mgm/the_amityville_horror/trailer_2/

Oldboy
http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/old_boy.html

War of the Worlds Teaser 2
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/waroftheworlds/(read more...)

Romero Talks About "Land of the Dead" and Zombie Video Game

The website known as Dark Universe has posted an interview with George Romero, as interrogated by gaming magazine Edge. In it, Romero says some interesting things about the new video game City of the Dead, which is based in his zombie universe, and talks briefly about his new film, the 4th in the Living Dead series, Land of the Dead. The interview is definitely worth a read if you even remotely like zombies, but then again, I didn't need to tell you that.(read more...)

Tarantino in Talks for "Friday the 13th" Sequel?

This could be quite possibly the best news the entire genre of horror has seen in the last decade: Quentin Tarantino, the Oscar-winning director of such as films as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and most recently Kill Bill, is in talks to direct the next entry in the Friday the 13th franchise! Tarantino was rumored to start meeting with New Line Cinema as early as last week to discuss some ideas he has for what will be the 11th Friday the 13th film (not counting Freddy vs. Jason). The film is tentatively titled "The Ultimate Jason Voorhees Movie," but I'm hoping they'll change the title as further development of this Voorhees-fest progresses.

As usual, expect more news on this movie in future editions of Haunted Newsreel.

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