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‘The Crush’ To Receive Long-Awaited Blu-ray Release From Scream Factory On June 21st

‘The Crush’ To Receive Long-Awaited Blu-ray Release From Scream Factory On June 21st

'The Crush'

‘The Crush’

Romantic obsession has harrowing consequences in ‘90s cult-classic, suspense thriller THE CRUSH, written and directed by Alan Shapiro (Flipper, TV’s The Outsiders) and starring Cary Elwes (SawThe Princess BrideTwister), Alicia Silverstone (CluelessBatman and Robin), Jennifer Rubin (Bad Dreams, Screamers) and Kurtwood Smith (TV’s Agent CarterThat ‘70s Show).  On June 21, 2016, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present THE CRUSH Blu-ray edition, featuring new audio commentary with writer/director Alan Shapiro, new interviews with Kurtwood Smith and Jennifer Rubin, and more!

Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this special Scream Factory home entertainment release is a must-have for movie collectors, horror/ thriller enthusiasts and loyal fans to complete their movie library. *** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order directly from ShoutFactory.com and get it shipped two weeks early.

Pre-order now at:https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-drama/the-crush

A man who should know better. A much younger teenager. No way should there be any kind of romance between them. Yet from the moment 14-year-old Adrian met Nick, she was crazy about him. There must be something she can say or do. Some way she can show him this is not just a crush. What can she do? What won’t she do?

A captivating tale of obsession and revenge, THE CRUSH stars Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone in her breakthrough role. When Nick (Elwes) moves into a garage apartment in a picturesque

suburb, his landlady’s daughter (Silverstone) takes more than a passing interest in him. Her infatuation turns violent when he rejects her, and she sets out to ruin him, his work and his girlfriend. If she can’t have him, no one will.

THE CRUSH Blu-ray Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Alan Shapiro
  • NEW The Doting Father – an interview with Kurtwood Smith (10 minutes)
  • NEW Stung By Love  – an interview with actress Jennifer Rubin (13 minutes)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot

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Fourth Poster Revealed For The ‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary Event!

Fourth Poster Revealed For The ‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary Event!

The countdown is almost over! SAW will be returning to theaters to celebrate its 10th Anniversary next FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31ST! In anticipation of the re–release of this ICONIC horror film, we’re thrilled to share the FOURTH collectable poster. Check out the gripping poster below, and be sure to head to theaters on the evening of OCTOBER 30TH to be the first to experience the epic return of the unbelievably twisted serial killer, Jigsaw! 

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‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Third Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Third Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

Only TWO MORE WEEKS until the hair-raising and jaw-dropping games of the infamous serial killer Jigsaw return to theaters! To commemorate the 10th anniversary of this highly acclaimed horror film, SAW, a THIRD headtrap poster has been revealed. Take a look at the stunning poster below and get ready for spine-chilling fright when SAW hits theaters FRIDAY OCTOBER 31ST!

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Official Site: http://sawmovie.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saw
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‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Second Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Second Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

The SECOND poster for the 10th anniversary event of the legendary horror film, SAW, was revealed yesterday. This is the second of five limited-edition collectable posters that will be released weekly, as we countdown the return of this epic film! The poster was created by TAZ who has designed several of the special edition posters for the franchise. Now is your chance to relive the brilliantly wrenching games, led by the iconic serial killer Jigsaw, on the big screen when it returns this HALLOWEEN. Check out the eerie poster below and head to a theater near you for the early showing of SAW at 10pm on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH! 

SAW Official Socials:
Official Site: http://sawmovie.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saw
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AS YOU WISH: Cary Elwes Reflects On “The Princess Bride” With Epic New Book!

AS YOU WISH: Cary Elwes Reflects On “The Princess Bride” With Epic New Book!

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Cary Elwes has become a familiar face to film fans over the years with memorable roles in many different genres. However, it is his iconic role of Westley in ‘The Princess Bride’ that has engrained the actor in the hearts and minds of film fans around the globe. A true classic, ‘The Princess Bride’ has been a family favorite for close to three decades and was ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time. Clearly, it isn’t inconceivable to think ‘The Princess Bride’ will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come!

Offering an amazing gift to fans of this amazing tale, Cary Elwes goes back to his roots with his new book, “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.” Offering a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film, the book is filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner, who also offers the book’s foreword. Another amazing addition to the book is a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, which is included on the inside of the dust cover. “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.” is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Cary Elwes to discuss his amazing career, the challenges of bringing ‘The Princess Bride’ to life, what fans can look forward to with back at the film, his work with The Mercy Corps and much more.

They say a career in the entertainment is not for the faint of heart. How did you get started on your journey and what made you pursue acting as a career?

That is a good question. I was always fascinated as a kid. I watched a lot of TV even though growing up in England we only had two channels! [laughs] If you can believe that! My viewing was very specific and it became refined towards comedy and it was really my first love. I started to get into the likes of Peter Sellers and then, a little bit later on, Monty Python. I just loved the idea of being in entertainment and acting specifically from watching these actors. Then, of course, I started watching a ton of movies and became an assistant director at one point. I talk about that in the book, when I went to work at Pinewood Studios on a Bond film. I wanted to be a part of the business, learn my craft and become an actor like some of my heroes, you know?

You have been at it for quite a while now and have become such a familiar face to audiences around the world. To what do you attribute your longevity?

Perseverance!

Where do you look for inspiration these days?

I always look to my peer group for inspiration. I am reading a great book on Marlon Brando right now called “Brando’s Smile,” which is a new biography about him. I also watch movies of the people I admire to fuel the creative fire.

Inconceivable! A must-read!

Inconceivable! A must-read!

You have an awesome new book on the way called “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.” How did you become involved with the movie many years ago?

I was working on a film in Berlin, a little independent movie, when I got a call from my agent in London saying Rob Reiner was flying from London to Berlin with his producer and wanted to meet with me. They did! He and Andy Scheinman flew all the way to Berlin. We had a wonderful meeting. I thought it went well but I wasn’t sure but we definitely hit it off.

What was it about the film or character that made you want to pursue it and what did you bring to the character that wasn’t on the written page?

Let me answer the second part of that question first. William Goldman is one of the great writers in literature. I grew up admiring him. I had seen all of the films he had either adapted from his own novels or been hired to write as a screenplay writer including “All The President’s Men,” “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid,” “Marathon Man,” etcetera. I had read the book of “The Princess Bride” when I was 13. When I got the script he had had it for over a decade trying to get it made as a movie. He bought the rights to the book back from the studio. By the time we came to shoot it, the script had been refined over and over again. It was a script where there wasn’t a lot of wiggle room for improvising. The only person who was really allowed to improvise was Billy Crystal, as Miracle Max, when Rob told him to do some yiddish standup. What did I bring to it? I don’t know. I like to think I was in the right place at the right time. I had all the qualities that Rob was looking for in Westley. When I say we hit it off, what we hit off was the fact that I had enormous respect for him and his work. I had seen “This Is Spinal Tap” several times before he showed up in Berlin. I was a big fan of his work and had seen “All In The Family” as a kid, when I visited The States on holiday and found out you had more than two channels in the United States! [laughs] You’d have to ask him what I brought to the part but I like to think I was lucky because I think there were several other actors who could have played the part just as well.

I’m sure you had no idea the film would become the hit that it did but was there something different about this film while you were on set?

Absolutely! William Goldman refers to the film as an “oddball movie.” That is one of the reasons why he loved it so much. In England, they call the movie set the circus when you are traveling around and this film really felt like one with giants, little people inside rat suits and lots of clowns clowning around. I just felt like it was an incredible experience of a tale of true love complete with pirates and princesses. It was really magical. People ask us all the time, I can speak for the rest of the cast, “Was it as much fun making this film as it looks like it was?” I tell people it was more than you imagine! Often times, you work on a film and it is fun but that doesn’t necessarily translate at the box office. With this film, we had such a good time. We didn’t think it would become the success it has now become but we certainly had an incredible time making it! That is why I wrote the book because I wanted to share with the fans how incredibly fun everything was!

What made now the time to write the book?

I wanted to do it before my memory completely failed me! [laughs]

Clearly, putting a book together is no easy task. What were your goals or expectations for the book when you started down that path?

I was very blessed that Simon and Schuster partnered me with a wonderful writer, Joe Laden, number one. Number two, the whole cast and the filmmakers agreed to share the writing of the book with me, so I can’t take all of the credit. It is really a combined effort and I think it is going to be the definitive book about the making of this film. I don’t think there will be any others.

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Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in ‘The Princess Bride’

What can you tell us about the process of bringing it all together into book form?

It’s teamwork. You work with editors and my co-writer, it is a process. I’ve never done it before so it was an incredible eye-opening journey for me with a big learning curve.

What did you discover about the film?

Absolutely! It was great to hear some stories I had never heard before from the rest of the cast. Mandy [Patinkin] reminded me that we had to improvise part of the fight sequence at the last second because it didn’t work for the camera angle that Rob was shooting from. We were able, in 20 minutes, which was the time Rob gave us to fix it and come up with a new half minute sequence of the fight right there on the spot. That was fun to remember and was something I had forgotten about. I also didn’t know anything about why Wally Shawn was so anxious during filming but when you read the book you will find out why!

'The Princess Bride'

‘The Princess Bride’

What were some of the biggest challenges you faced in making the film?

In making the film, the biggest obstacle was when I broke my toe. That was definitely a challenge, especially since I broke it before we shot the fight sequence and it hadn’t fully healed by then.

Are there parallels between acting and writing?

I would say that both are a matter of research and being focused.

What impact did your role in “The Princess Bride” have on your career?

Well, it made my career. It was a turning point for me as an actor. I made the film when I was relatively young and I was definitely the least experienced among the cast. Everyone else had worked far more than I had at that point, so it was a little intimidating. Everyone made me feel so welcome and it was a really joyous experience. I can’t remember a day going by where I don’t remember laughing, let’s put it that way.

“The Princess Bride” featured an amazingly talented cast. What did you take away from this project that really stuck with you through the years?

Yeah, I learned that you can have a good time making a film and have it be successful. It doesn’t always work out that way. I have worked on some films that were great fun but sadly didn’t perform as well as everyone had hoped. I watched these actors who were very focused in their roles and characters and yet were able to laugh at themselves and have a good time while making the film. There were no egos. It was a real life-changing experience for me.

“The Princess Bride” still attracts fans both old and new. What is it about the film that still captivates audiences?

It is a tale of true love and it is done in a very warm, whimsical way. It is also a family movie. Parents, grandparents and children can all sit down and watch it together and that is rare nowadays. It’s a really sweet story written by Bill Goldman for his two daughters, and it’s a love letter to them. Both the book and the film have a lot of heart and that goes a long way.

Was there ever talk of a film sequel to “The Princess Bride?” From what I understand, William Goldman was working on a book sequel that he never quite finished.

Correct. Bill had started writing that sequel himself as a book called “Buttercup’s Baby.” However, he was having a really hard time with it and couldn’t make it happen. As I’ve said, he is a truly great writer and if he couldn’t do it, then who else was could? You know what I mean? Honestly, I think it’s nice being left as a single film without a sequel and it is a film that would be very hard to remake.

That is probably for the best! Another very cool addition to the book is the limited edition poster Shepard Fairey brought to the table. How did that come about?

I just asked him! I met him at party and we became friends. It turns out he’s a big fan of the movie, and I just called him up. We’re very blessed to have him be a part of the book. It’s an absolutely beautiful piece of work.

'The Princess Bride' by Shephard Fairey

‘The Princess Bride’ by Shephard Fairey

“The Princess Bride” doesn’t easily fall into one genre, which parallels your career in a lot of ways. What do you look for in characters you play these days?

Anything that intrigues me. I try to find characters that resonate with me on one level or another. I try to read the scripts as though I was an audience member. My criteria is typically, “Would I want to go and see this movie even if I weren’t in it?”

What project do you have on the horizon?

I did a film called “Sugar Mountain” with Jason Momoa and Melora Walters. We shot that in a town two hours north of Anchorage. It is a beautiful family drama made by this wonderful Australian director, Richard Gray. That should be out sometime in the spring of 2015. Then I shot another drama with Catherine Keener, which I believe is still being edited, but that should be out in the spring as well. It is called “The Greens Are Gone.”

You also have another big milestone this year as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of “SAW.”

Yeah! I’m pretty fortunate in that I have two films that clearly have resonated with fans in two different genres. I can’t believe it! We couldn’t believe it making it. We shot the film in 18 days at the cost of $1 million dollars and it made over $100 million over the opening weekend. We were all thrilled about that, obviously, because it was a passion project for everyone concerned.

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Cary Elwes

Is there a role or genre that eluded you at this point that you are still eager to play?

I wouldn’t mind trying a western some day.

What is the best piece of advice you can pass along to aspiring actors that might look to you as an inspiration?

I go back to that one word – perseverance.

Your work isn’t limited to the screen. What can you tell us about your involvement with the Mercy Corps?

Oh, thank you for asking! The Mercy Corps is very near and dear to my heart. They are a very unique non-profit organization in that unlike other NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations], they have personnel that they fly out to places that have been hit by manmade or natural disasters. Most NGO’s fly to the disaster areas and provide all the necessary immediate needs that the community is immediately lacking: food, water, shelter, clothes, medicine, etcetera. Mercy Corps is different in that after all those NGOs have left, Mercy Corps send in their NGOs and help that community get back on its feet. In other words, their philosophy is, “If you give a person a fish, you can feed them for a day but if you give them a fishing rod, you can teach them to feed themselves for a lifetime.” They help the affected community by helping them start up small businesses, micro-loans, getting the farmer’s fields back to being irrigated, opening little shops in the camps and so on. This helps the community get back on its feet so they have a long-term way of sustaining themselves, rather than band aids that last only a short while. You can learn more about them and their work at www.mercycorps.org.

Thank you for your time today, Cary! As a fan of the film, a huge thank you for bringing both the film and this new book to life!

Thank you, Jason! God Bless!

“As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” hits stores on October, 14th, 2014.

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‘SAW’ Celebrates 10 Years With New Poster and Trailer For Upcoming Re-Release!

‘SAW’ Celebrates 10 Years With New Poster and Trailer For Upcoming Re-Release!

The countdown begins for the ICONIC horror film, SAW, to arrive back in theaters for one week only this Halloween. Today we are thrilled to share a BRAND NEW poster and trailer in celebration of this 10TH ANNIVERSARY event!

Yesterday’s poster debut on Fandango, marked the first of five limited-edition collectable posters that will be released weekly as we countdown to the release of the film. You’ll also have a chance to get your very own copy of this NEW poster at participating AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike theaters this Thursday, October 2nd. Also catch the epic trailer of James Wan’s first horror film SAW, in theaters this weekend before ANNABELLE.

The return of Jigsaw and his twisted, deadly games is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat this Halloween, so make sure you find SAW at a theater near you on OCTOBER 31st! If you want to be the first one to catch it – head to theaters for the early showing at 10pm, Thursday, October 30th!

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‘SAW’ To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With October Theatrical Release

‘SAW’ To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With October Theatrical Release

'Saw' Returns This Halloween

‘Saw’ Returns This Halloween

This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of SAW, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only.  The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th.  The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.

“The launch of SAW was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”
“As part of SAW’s 10th anniversary, we’re thrilled to give new fans and audiences the opportunity to experience this film on the big screen for the very first time,” added SAW’s producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg.
SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful INSIDIOUS franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as THE CONJURING and the upcoming FAST & FURIOUS 7.
Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.

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Official Trailer For ‘SAW 3D’ Official Trailer Unleashed!

Official Trailer For ‘SAW 3D’ Official Trailer Unleashed!

This October, one of the biggest, most successful horror franchises in movie history arrives in theaters in vivid, chilling 3-D with the release of Lionsgate’s SAW 3D.

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror…

The first theatrical feature to be shot exclusively on the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system, SAW 3D brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before. The film stars Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell and Sean Patrick Flannery.

SAW 3D is directed by Kevin Greutert, produced by Oren Koules, Mark Burg and Gregg Hoffman. SAW 3D is a Lionsgate Release. Twisted Pictures Presents a Burg/Koules/Hoffman Production.

Check out the official website for the film at www.saw3dmovie.com and remember that the film hits theaters in October 29, 2010!

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Mind-Shattering New Motion Poster For ‘Saw 3D’

Mind-Shattering New Motion Poster For ‘Saw 3D’

The good folks over at Lionsgate have revealed another new cool motion poster for Saw 3D which is the seventh and reportedly final chapter in the series. The film reunites ‘Saw VI’ director Kevin Greutert and writers Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton.

The film stars Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, and Sean Patrick Flanery. Check out the poster below courtesy of MTV.

Synopsis: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror…

The first theatrical feature to be shot exclusively on the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system, Saw 3D brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before.

Saw 3D in theatres nationwide this October 29th.

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