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Blood Feast Theatrical Release Expanded and Pushed Back to June 23rd

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Marcel Walz’s Blood Feast is starting to look like “The Little Remake that Could” as news has come that instead of opening this weekend, the film’s theatrical run is being expanded due to fan demand; and in order to accommodate said expansion, the release date is being pushed back a few months… from the previously announced April 28th to June 23rd.

From the Press Release:
The 1963 cult-classic horror film Blood Feast, from director Herschell Gordon Lewis, attracted and shocked audiences worldwide before enjoying a lucrative second life as a home video hit that ultimately sold more than 1.5 million units. Now, more than 50 years since the original creation, the official, long-awaited remake will hit theaters across the United States and Canada this summer.

Hannover House and Crimson Forest Entertainment Group have entered into a distribution agreement with producer Emsch Schneider for a June 23rd nationwide theatrical release of Blood Feast (review), representing a substantial expansion of the film’s previously planned, limited opening. The release will carry the branding of both Hannover House and Crimson Forest and will reach all of the top 40 largest markets, ranging from single-screen exclusive engagements to mini-multiple runs.

“The enthusiasm for this official remake has been staggering,” said Eric Parkinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House. “We’re getting swamped with calls and emails from horror media and fans across the country asking us to make sure that we open at a local theater, or that they have a large fan group ready to organize an event screening. It didn’t take long for us to recognize that the large following from the original film’s home video release has generated an enthusiastic fan base to see the official remake. Expanding our theatrical plans into a national release during mid-summer shows our confidence in the film’s commercial appeal,” he concluded.

The official remake was directed by acclaimed German director Marcel Walz and features an impressive cast – including an appearance by the 90-year-old Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmed shortly before his death late last year. Other cast members include Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort), and Sophie Monk (The Hills Run Red).

An October home video release is anticipated, with a subscription video-on-demand window available for December.

“The fan base is large and quite vocal,” Parkinson continued. “We hope to channel this energy into surprising box office results and establish some positive momentum before hitting the home video and VOD markets in the fall.“

Synopsis:
Fuad Ramses (Rusler) and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms.

After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. He starts to prepare a ritual feast to honor his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with blood, organs, and intestines of human victims. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness until he is no more than the goddess’ puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too…

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Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE Hits 4K Blu-ray This July

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It’s fucking Chucky…

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One kind of came and went this past summer and I never got the chance to check it out in theaters. I fully planned to – if even just to see Chucky share the screen with Christine and Freddy – but alas, I was just too busy (?) to head to the multiplex.

But if you’re like me and missed the film in theaters, then you’ll be happy to hear that today we have word that the film will be hitting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 24.  And for those of you who just can’t wait, the film will be hitting Digital July 3.

You can check out a full list of special features below and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline based on the novel by Cline and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, and Mark Rylance. It was produced by Spielberg Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Dan Farah. Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

The film hits digital July 3 and will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD July 24.

Special Features:

  • Game Changer: Cracking the Code
  • Effects for a Brave New World
  • Level Up: Sound for the Future
  • High Score: Endgame
  • Ernie & Tye’s Excellent Adventure
  • The ’80’s: You’re The Inspiration

Synopsis:

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.

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MTV SCREAM Star Heads to BEACH HOUSE

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Archstone Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to Jason Saltiel’s new thriller Beach House starring Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) and Murray Bartlett (Iron Fist).

The film is set to be released in theaters this June and on multiple VOD platforms later in the summer. And today we have the film’s poster for your viewing pleasure.

You can check out the poster to the right and the synopsis below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Beach House is directed and co-written by Jason Saltiel, co-written and produced by Matt Simon, and stars Willa Fitzgerald, Murray Bartlett, Orlagh Cassidy, and Tom Hammond. Ben Barenholtz and Andrew van den Houten are executive producing.

The film is set to be released in theaters nationwide on June 22nd and on multiple VOD platforms later in the summer.

Synopsis:

The film follows Emma (Fitzgerald), whose quiet beach retreat takes an unsettling turn with the arrival of an enigmatic artist from her mother’s past, Paul. Paul challenges, enthralls, and frightens her, as Emma comes to suspect him of a terrible crime.

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First Look: Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

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I swear that we are not trying to burn you guys out on news regarding writer-director Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, the upcoming sequel to House of 100 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. But the man keeps pumping out updates himself and we’re just passing along the news.

Case in point, today we have your first look at Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Warden Virgil Dallas Harper. Spaulding looks to be behind bars (like the rest of the Rejects) and JDP seems to be the man keeping him there.

You can check out Zombie’s Instagram posts below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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