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Mario BataliLooking forward to the new flick from Glass Eye Pix, Bitter Feast, which features Iron Chef Mario Batali? Yeah, we are too, and come late Tuesday we’re gonna hear from the man himself!

That’s right, food and horror connoisseurs, Molto Mario (pictured right) will be appearing live Tuesday night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to promote the flick! Hopefully he’ll have a tasty clip in tow! Stay tuned and set your DVRs!

From the DVD Press Release:
A food critic can dish it out, but can he take it? Pain is on the menu for a writer when his nasty review pushes a chef over the edge in BITTER FEAST, a gut-churning thriller from the creators of the indie sensations Virgil Bliss and Wendy and Lucy. The movie, featuring a performance by superstar chef Mario Batali, will be served up on DVD from Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group, with an SRP of $24.98, on January 4, 2011. It will also be available the same date on Video on Demand.

Writer-director Joe Maggio (Paper Covers Rock, Virgil Bliss) takes the current media and Internet obsession with chefs-as-stars and puts a darkly comic and scary spin on it. Notorious and influential food blogger J.T. Franks (Joshua Leonard of Humpday, The Blair Witch Project, Hatchet) writes a particularly vicious review that doesn’t sit well at all with its subject, Peter Grey (James LeGros of Zodiac, TV’s “Mercy” and HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”), a chef whose career is already on a down slide and may not survive this latest blow.

So the temperamental, egotistical chef concocts an elaborate and deadly revenge scheme. Grey kidnaps Franks and chains him in a remote cabin in the woods, where he forces him to prepare deceptively simple dishes – from eggs over easy to medium-rare steak – then tortures him sadistically for anything less than perfection. A tense thrill-ride prepared with wicked wit and culinary flare, BITTER FEAST is an exploration of the creative impulse gone tragically and ferociously awry.

BITTER FEAST, which had its world premiere at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, was produced by acclaimed director-producer Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, House of the Devil, Wendy and Lucy) along with producing partners Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle through their production outfit Glass Eye Pix. Fessenden also co-stars in this tense shocker along with Mario Batali of “Iron Chef” fame.

Critics have found BITTER FEAST much to their liking. Variety’s John Anderson called the movie “gore for the gourmet” and praised its “first-rate performances.” “Zesty fun for its actors … at once a sly parody of the celebrity-chef culture … and a creepy little chamber piece,” wrote Mark Olsen in L.A. Weekly. HorrorSquad.com called it “Absolutely gripping … [a] highly satisfying chef versus critic showdown.”

Special Features

  • Feature-length commentary with writer-director Joe Maggio along with producers Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, and Brent Kunkle and sound designer Graham Reznick.
  • Making Bitter Feast featurette
  • Joe Maggio Interviews Mario Batali
  • Deleted Scene and Alternate Ending
  • Teaser
  • Trailer
  • Feast Portraits

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    Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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    A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

    MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

    It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



    After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

    This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

    As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
    -Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
    -Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
    -‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
    -Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
    -‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
    -Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
    -Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
    -“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
    -The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
    -Original Theatrical Trailer
    -Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
    -Collectible Poster
    -Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

    The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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    Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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    Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

    It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

    I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

    Nice!

    On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

    You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

    All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

    Enjoy!

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    Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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    Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

    It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

    And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

    But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

    I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

    You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

    Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

    The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

    Synopsis:

    When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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