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DEATH WISH: Official Trailer and Poster Unveiled For Eli Roth’s Revenge Thriller!

DEATH WISH: Official Trailer and Poster Unveiled For Eli Roth’s Revenge Thriller!

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller DEATH WISH. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise. See the first trailer below!

DEATH WISH opens in theaters November 22nd!

Synopsis: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadlyvigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller Death Wish.

Paul Kersey becomes a divided person: A man who saves lives, and a man who takes them; a husband and father trying to take care of his family, and a shadowy figure fighting Chicago crime; a surgeon extracting bullets from suspects’ bodies, and the vigilante called “The Grim Reaper” who detectives are quickly closing in on.
Updated from the original novel by Brian Garfield, director Eli Roth  and screenwriter Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey, Narc) Death Wish also stars Vincent D’Onofrio (The Magnificent Seven, TV’s Daredeviland Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), Camila Morrone, Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Kimberly Elise (The Great Debaters). It’s a knife’s-edge portrayal that challenges our assumptions, and pushes our buttons.
By bringing the complex psychology of Brian Garfield’s book up-to-the-moment and injecting new thrills and a stark, unflinchinglook at the American psyche in 2017, Eli Roth and Death Wish brings audiences to the height of unforgettable suspense.
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures production, Death Wish is set for release on November 22, 2017.

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Summer Release Retrospective: ‘Cabin Fever’ Gets The Reboot Treatment, Dies Horrible Death

Summer Release Retrospective: ‘Cabin Fever’ Gets The Reboot Treatment, Dies Horrible Death

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This week, The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles takes a look back at the summer of 2016 and some of it’s notable (and not so notable) Blu-ray releases. To get the ball rolling, he takes a look at the reboot of Eli Roth’s ‘Cabin Fever.’ Here is a quick rundown on the reimagining, recently brought to home video by Shout! Factory:

“Executive producer Eli Roth presents this reboot of his instant-classic gorefest, which features all-new characters and all-new kills. The story is familiar: Fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying – only to become snacks for a gruesome flesh-eating virus. This fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone stars Gage Golightly (Exeter, Teen Wolf), Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl), Samuel Davis (Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), and Dustan Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3).”

2016's 'Cabin Fever'

2016’s ‘Cabin Fever’

REVIEW: Remakes and reboots have been around for decades. Not a day goes by where I don’t read “Hollywood needs to stop remaking stuff! It ruins the original!” or something to that extent. People seem to forget that if done correctly, remakes can be just as good, if not better than the original. Films like Carpenter’s The Thing or Cronenberg’s The Fly are both considered classics even though they are remakes of earlier films. They took the original concepts and made them shine. Even in recent years we’ve seen remakes that switch up the original films in new and exciting ways. Although people will disagree with me I believe there is a place in the world for remakes like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre from Platinum Dunes or Rob Zombie’s Halloween. They are new takes on classic concepts. Nothing can harm the originals, as the original movies will always exist. If a remake isn’t your thing, you can always go back and watch the movie you loved. That being said, I cannot find a place in cinema where we need Travis Z’s Cabin Fever remake.

In 2002, we were introduced to “love him or hate him” horror filmmaker Eli Roth through his charming yet horrifying directorial debut, Cabin Fever. Cabin Fever was no holds barred, almost absurdist, horror comedy about a flesh eating virus that is still one of my favorite films to this day. When I found out last year that they were remaking it I was cautiously optimistic. The two sequels were drastic let downs and I was curious as to what a director could do with a clean slate. Well, when using the exact same script as the original, while deleting about 40 pages of said script, you get nothing.

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The 2016 remake of Cabin Fever is almost shot for shot the same movie without any of the charm. All humor that could be deemed “offensive” has been removed and replaced with jokes about Call of Duty and suffering without internet. I should’ve known from the beginning when our main characters had a 10 minute rant about not having internet that this wasn’t the movie for me. I honestly don’t think this is a movie for anybody. The acting is subpar, the jokes fall flat, and the gore holds no candle to the original. I kept asking myself what the point of this was throughout the entire movie. Why remake a movie using the same exact script, beat for beat, whilst removing almost everything that made the original good? People trash the Nightmare on Elm Street remake but give them some credit for at least having a point. The bluray includes a “Making Of” featurette and the theatrical trailer. Even in the making of the actors seem completely uninterested. The director doesn’t seem to understand why they’re remaking it either.

THE VERDICT: I’m a long time defender of remakes. Movies that get remade still exist and aren’t ruined by updates in the property. Your childhood isn’t getting destroyed by these remakes or reboots. However, I know an unneeded turd when I see it … and boy did I see it. If you want to experience the madness yourself then you can, Cabin Fever hit stores on July 5th, 2016.

About The Writer: 
Dylan Lyles – Staff Writer
The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
Twitter: @thedylanlyles

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Scream Factory To Bring ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘The Pack’ To Blu-ray On July 5th

Scream Factory To Bring ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘The Pack’ To Blu-ray On July 5th

cabin-fever-2016On July 5, 2016, Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, present Cabin Fever and The Pack, two suspenseful thrillers making their Blu-ray and DVD debut!

It will make your flesh crawl … Executive Producer Eli Roth presents Cabin Fever, a reboot of his instant classic gorefest. Featuring all-new characters and all-new kills, Cabin Fever also includes the featurette “The Making of Cabin Fever” and theatrical trailer as bonus features.

This story is familiar: Just out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying – only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. This fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone stars Gage Golightly (ExeterTeen Wolf), Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl), Samuel Davis (Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3). Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

the=pack-2016-1In The Pack, man’s best friend becomes his worst nightmare when a horde of bloodthirsty wild dogs descends upon a family’s farmhouse. In a remote stretch of the Australian Outback, a sheep rancher (Jack Campbell), his veterinarian wife (Anna Lise Phillips), and their two teenage children live in bucolic isolation — until a horrifying night when a pack of fang-baring, four-legged, rabid beasts besiege their home. With no one around to help them, the family must band together to survive — or else become canine kibble. Generating a steadily mounting sense of dread, The Pack cleverly toys with genre conventions before it goes in for the kill. The Pack also includes the featurette “The Making of The Pack” and theatrical trailer as bonus features.  Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

Cabin Fever Bonus Features

  • “The Making of Cabin Fever” featurette
  • Theatrical trailer

The Pack Bonus Features 

  • “The Making of The Pack” featurette
  • Theatrical trailer

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2016 with specific release dates, extras and key art.  Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to visit Shout! Factory’s website (www.ShoutFactory.com)  follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (@Scream_Factory) or to view exclusive video content on YouTube(http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home).

 

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 183: Get Flicks and Chill

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 183: Get Flicks and Chill

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason delve deep in a slew of new films they have immersed themselves over the past week. From rock documentaries “Attack of Life: The Bango Tango Movie” to “I Am Thor” to Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” and “Knock Knock,” they leave no stone unturned. Jeremy offers up some timely updates on Adam Rifkin’s “Director’s Cut” hitting the festival circuit, his latest WWE Live experience and a rekindled love for Cannon Films. Jason gives us the run down on the latest set of interviews for the wildly popular Icon Vs. Icon (www.iconvsicon.com) and his thoughts on the crime drama, “Sicario” starring Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt. Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 154:  Wet Hot American Fanny Pack

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 154: Wet Hot American Fanny Pack

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason are shot out of a cannon. Jason led the charge with a rundown of the recent films he has finally pulled the trigger on watching. His viewing of ‘Lone Survivor’ triggers a trip down the rabbit hole where the duo explore the magic of Mark Wahlberg, ‘Girl Meets World’ and journeyman actor Ryan Phillippe. Amongst other hot topics, they explore the addition of Bill Murray to the cast of the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ flick, the rise against cargo shorts, the return of fanny packs and more! Jeremy slow gives us an update on his habit kicking behavior and new addiction to milk chocolate before exploring the revival of ‘Wet Hot American Summer.’ We also take a look inside the world of directors Darren Lynn Bousman and Eli Roth as they tour the land and meet the fans with their current films, ‘The Devil’s Carnival’ and ‘The Green Inferno.’ It’s an intense ride that will leave you thirsting for more! Download, listen and spread the word!

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Eli Roth To Hit The Road On Fan Appreciation Tour In Support of ‘The Green Inferno’

Eli Roth To Hit The Road On Fan Appreciation Tour In Support of ‘The Green Inferno’

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Join Eli Roth as he embarks on the Fan Appreciation Tour to thank his fans for their loyalty and support of the national theatrical release of The Green Inferno on September 25. The tour, which will kick off at Wizard World in Chicago on August 23, will include special screenings, Q&As, guest appearances and private parties for fans in multiple cities.

Aimed at acknowledging and thanking Roth’s loyal fans who have supported The Green Inferno in its journey to the big screen, the tour will include stops in San Francisco on September 14, Los Angeles on September 15, Miami on September 17 and New York on September 21, with additional cities still to be named. The tour will also feature a companion online experience, The Green Inferno Room, which brings fans around the country behind the scenes to get an insider’s look at Eli as he travels from city to city to meet his fans, including a live feed of select events.

Roth said: “I am so excited to hit the road and spend time with the fans whose undying support really helped bring The Green Inferno to theaters nationwide. We plan to pull out all the stops and give them the ultimate Green Inferno experience, with special surprises in every city.”

In The Green Inferno, a group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rainforest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished. BH Tilt will release The Green Inferno nation-wide on September 25 in association with High Top Releasing, a label dedicated to servicing high quality movies using Focus Features’ distribution capabilities.

Check Out A Special Message from ELI ROTH Here! 

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Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’ To Finally Hits Theaters On September 25th

Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’ To Finally Hits Theaters On September 25th

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BH Tilt, Blumhouse Productions’ label dedicated to creating tailored distribution strategies for genre films, will release Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno on September 25, 2015 in collaboration with Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing, a label dedicated to servicing high quality movies using Focus Features’ distribution capabilities. The companies will debut The Green Inferno on approximately 1,000 screens and promote the film by employing a targeted digital campaign focused on creating awareness and engagement among genre fans.

The Green Inferno is a wild, fun ride that took us deeper into the Amazon than anyone has ever taken a film crew,” said Roth. “BH Tilt is a forward thinking label that is helping to redefine how genre movies can be released. I want to express my deep gratitude to the fans for their incredible support of this movie and to everyone at Blumhouse and Universal for making sure fans can experience the film in theaters across the country.”

Jason Blum said: “When we launched BH Tilt we said our goal was to be part of the continuing evolution of distribution, whether it is through changing marketing strategies, changing revenue sources or changing windows. We are excited to capitalize on new developments in distribution and marketing to bring Eli’s movie to horror lovers across the country.”

In The Green Inferno, a group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Blumhouse, which has a 10-year first-look production agreement with Universal Pictures, specializes in micro-budget genre movies. The company, whose franchises have grossed more than $1.4 billion worldwide, gives directors creative freedom to make the movies they want. Given their low-budgets, the films can be distributed and marketed both traditionally and in new ways.

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‘Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On October 7th

‘Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On October 7th

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Pack your bags and say your prayers — you’re on your way to Hemlock Grove. From executive producer Eli Roth, the Primetime-Emmy©nominated Netflix Original Series Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 7th, 2014 from Scream Factory. Featuring  all 13 exhilarating episodes from the shocking first season, the three disc set also includes all-new bonus features not available on Netflix including six all new vignettes. Horror aficionados should note that additional bonus features will be announced as excitement builds for this release, and fans can pre-order their copy now at ShoutFactory.com.  

In a small Pennsylvania town, something evil has come in search of prey. But who is the true monster in Hemlock Grove? The brutal slaying of a teenage girl sends the townspeople of Hemlock Grove into a desperate search to find her killer. But this sleepy community soon finds itself living a nightmare as secrets and rumors threaten to drive them all down a dark path as they struggle to uncover the truth. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly-arrived Gypsy family to the wealthy Godfrey clan. In the twisted world of Hemlock Grove, everyone hides a dark secret.

Executive produced by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy, created by McGreevy along with Lee Shipman and starring Famke Janssen (X-Men) Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Altitude), Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries), and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II), Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season, produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix, is an atmospheric and gripping horror thriller series unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season Bonus Features

Vignettes:

“Dysfunctional In Every Way,”

“Anatomy of a Kill,

“Fairytales for Adults”

“The Rust Beneath the Surface”

“The Monster Within”

“It Hurts So Good”

 

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2014 with specific release dates, extras and key art.  Meanwhile, fans  are encouraged to visit the Scream Factory website (www.screamfactorydvd.com), follow them onFacebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (@Scream_Factory) or to view exclusive video content on YouTube(http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV).

 

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THE GREEN INFERNO: Check Out The Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth’s New Flick!

THE GREEN INFERNO: Check Out The Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth’s New Flick!

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Feast your eyes on the brand new teaser trailer for THE GREEN INFERNO, the much anticipated new film from the twisted mind of horror master Eli Roth, on Moviefone now: Click here to check it out!

Directed, co-written, and produced by Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel franchise), THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very tribe they sought to protect.

Starring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, THE GREEN INFERNO will be in theaters everywhere September 5th.

Be sure to head over to the official Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates about the film.

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The Man With The Iron Fists: Get “A Look Inside” With New Featurette

The Man With The Iron Fists: Get “A Look Inside” With New Featurette

Check out the first is a series of featurettes chronicling the characters and story of “The Man With The Iron Fists” . In this clip, RZA discusses the impact martial arts movies had on childhood, his mentorship under Quentin Tarantino, and how “The Man With The Iron Fists” is his biggest accomplishment to date. Check out the exculsive clip below:

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA—alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.

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