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Sitges 2011: Winners AnnouncedThe 2011 Sitges Film Festival has concluded its competition portion and announced awards in more categories than we’ve seen at any other fest. The biggest winners are Kevin Smith’s Red State and Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, but several other films we’ve been closely watching here on Dread scored victories as well, including Kill List, Livid, The Divide, The Woman, Bellflower, Hell, and Detention.

Here’s the full breakdown from the fest, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain. Congratulations to all the winners!

J. A. Bayona, Quim Casas, Lisa Marie, Ryoo Seung-Wan, Richard Stanley (judges)

Best Short Film (tie)
Dirty Silverwear by Steve Daniels
The Unliving by Hugo Lilja

Best Production Design
Marc Thiébault for Livide (Alexandre Bustillo & Julian Maury)

Best Makeup FX
Steven Kostanski for The Divide (Xavier Gens)

Best Special Effects
Lluís Castells and Javier García for Eva (Kike Maíllo)

Best Original Soundtrack
Steven Price for Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)

Best Cinematography
Markus Förderer and Tim Fehlbaum for Hell (Tim Fehlbaum)

Best Script
Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum for The Woman (Lucky Mckee)

Best Actress
Brit Marling for Another Earth (Mike Cahill)

Best Actor
Michael Parks for Red State (Kevin Smith)

Best Director
Na Hong-jin for The Yellow Sea

Special Jury Award
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish

Best Motion Picture
Red State by Kevin Smith

Àlex Aguilera, Paco Cabezas, Manlio Gomarasca (judges)

Special Jury Award
Colour Bleed by Peter Szewczyk (shortfilm)

Best Motion Picture
Guilty of Romance by Sion Sono

Eric Antonell, Gerard Fossas, Alberto Martin, Sergi Marí, David Vilaplana (judges)

Bellflower by Evan Glodell

Best Motion Picture MIDNIGHT X-TREME
Detention by Joseph Kahn

Anaïs Emery, Javi Giner, Loris Omedes (judges)

Best Motion Picture
Night Fishing by PARKing CHANce (Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong)

Non-Fiction Motion Picture Diploma
Knuckle by Ian Palmer

Discovery Motion Picture Diploma
Invasion of Alien Bikini by Oh Young-doo

Dark Fiction Motion Picture Diploma
Kill Me Please by Olias Barco

Best Shortfilm Diploma
Coup de grace by Clara van Gool

Special Mention
Underwater Love by Shinji Imaoka

Jordi Ojeda, Carles Santamaria, Pil Sung-Yim (judges)

Best Motion Picture
The Unjust by Ryoo Seung-wan


Best Motion Picture
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish

Sitges 2011

Arnau Bataller, Sílvia Munt, Maria Ripoll (judges)

Best Director
La gota by Daniel Piera and Beatriz Escolar (Universitat Ramon Llull-Blanquerna)

Best Screenplay (tie)
Camille by Carme Puche (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC)
Exercici by Raúl Pérez (Bande à Part)

Best Original Score
Chroma by Juan Andrés González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Special Mention for the interesting documentary work to Me llamo Peng by Jahel Guerra and Victoria Molina de Carranza (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – UAB)

Special Mention for the interesting animation work to Desde el averno by Raúl García, Núria Argemí, Mariona Consuegra, Saúl Darú, Maria Moreira, Clara Vallvé and Bernat Vilaseca (Escola d’Animació de Catalunya, 9 Zeros)

ANIMA’T – Gertie Award
Jordi Ojeda, Carles Santamaria, Pil Sung-Yim (judges)

Best Animated Film
Tatsumi by Eric Khoo

Best Animated Short film
Dripped by Léo Verrier

Best Sitges Family Film Diploma
Leafie by Oh Sung-yoon

Àlex Aguilera, Paco Cabezas, Manlio Gomarasca (judges)

Silver Méliès for Best European Motion Picture
Kill List by Ben Wheatley

Special Mention
Hell by Tim Fehlbaum

Special Mention
Krokodyle by Stefano Bessoni

Silver Méliès Award for Best Europea Short Film
The Unliving by Hugo Lilja

Special Mention
Magic Piano 3D by Martin Clapp


Golden Méliès for Best European Motion Picture
Balada Triste de Trompeta by Álex de la Iglesia

Golden Méliès for Best European Short Film
Suiker (Sugar) by Jeroen Annokkee

Desirée De Fez, Carlos Losilla, José Luis Losa (judges)

Jose Luis Guarner Critic Award
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish

Citizen Kane Award to an up-and-coming director (tie)
El páramo by Jaime Osorio
Trabalhar cansa by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra

Adrián Cardona, Rafa Dengrà, Leticia Dolera (judges)

Best short film
8 by Raúl Cerezo

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Class of 1999 Graduates to Blu-Ray in 2018



Coming to blu-ray in early 2018 will be Class of 1999, which was originally released in 1990 and designed to be an unofficial sci-fi sequel to 1982’s Class of 1984, which itself received a special edition blu-ray in 2015. Confused yet?

In 1982, writer-director Mark L. Lester made Class of 1984, a slightly futuristic action thriller about teachers contending with teenage gangs in an inner-city high school. Lester would go on to grace us with Commando and Firestarter before returning to the premise in 1990 to give us the very futuristic Class of 1999. This time the action takes place near the turn of the millennium when gang violence overruns inner-city high schools to the point that the government steps in and replaces the teachers with reprogrammed military-grade battle androids. The super soldier cyborg faculty revert to their militaristic ways, naturally, and rack up quite a body count as they declare war on the student body leading to teenage gangs putting aside their difference to lead an anti-robot uprising in the halls of the school.

The time is the future, and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become “free fire zones” into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides “tactical education units.” These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to handle discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson in staying alive!

Boasting a screenplay by Full Moon stalwart C. Courtney Joyner and a cast including the likes of Stacy Keach, Pam Grier, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Kilpatrick, and Traci Lind; Class of 1999 and its unique Stand and Deliver meets The Warriors meets The Terminator premise has garnered a loyal cult following over the years. We won’t mention the sequel. Forget I even brought it up. Sequel? What sequel?

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced Class of 1999 will be the next title getting a blu-ray release as part of their Vestron Collector’s Series in the first semester of 2018 with a fully loaded edition guaranteed to please fans and those that have yet to be educated on this enjoyable early Ninties b-movie extravaganza.

Disc extras will include:

Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Mark L. Lester
Interviews with Director/Producer Mark L. Lester and Co-Producer Eugene Mazzola
Interview with Screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
Interviews with Special Effects Creators Eric Allard and Rick Stratton
Interview with Director of Photography Mark Irwin
Trailer & TV Spot
Still Gallery
Video Promo
Optional English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles for the main feature

Class of 1999 graduates to blu-ray on January 30th.

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Buy Stuff From Eibon Press, Get More Stuff For Free



Eibon Press have announced that they’re starting Black Friday a day early and will be running their specials for almost a week, through November 28th. This year, they’re doing something a little different, a little more interesting. Rather than reduce prices on their inventory, they’re doing a deal where depending on how much you buy from their store, you’ll get a certain amount of free swag in addition to your order.

The first tier sees anyone who makes a purchase getting two double-sided mini-posters featuring art from their upcoming Bottomfeeder and Maniac and The New York Ripper series. The second tier sees anyone who spends at least $30 getting a free copy of their VHS Comics titles Laserblast plus the mini-posters. The final tier is for those who spend $50 and more and that will net the mini-posters, the #1 issue of Laserblast, and a free copy of Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell #2.

Lastly, five random people will receive an extra bonus gift, which they won’t reveal but promise that, “…you’ll love it!

All order cans be placed via Eibon Press.

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KISS Meets Army of Darkness in New Comic Miniseries!



Dynamite Entertainment just announced that they are planning to bring two of their bestselling brands together in “KISS/Army of Darkness #1”. The new comic book series will unite the rock band with none other than Ash for some Deadite ass kicking.

The series will be written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims and illustrated by Ruairi Coleman. And the debut issue of “KISS/Army of Darkness” features three art covers from Kyle Strahm, Goni Montes, and Ken Haeser.

You can find all three covers below along with quotes from the creative team. After looking through all of that make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are about this new hybrid comic series in the comments below or on social media!

With Ash vs. The Army of Darkness, Chris and I were given kind of carte blanche to do whatever we wanted to the world of AOD, and we went for broke,” Co-writer Chad Bowers says. “We introduced some new characters and concepts, and built a legacy for Ash’s comics adventures that I’m immensely proud of, but not in a million years could I have guessed we’d get to continue that momentum with the added bonus of tossing the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band into the mix! I’ve been in the tank for KISS since I was in middle school. I remember buying the KISS tribute album, KISS My Ass for the Lemonheads (they covered Plaster Caster), which lead to me picking up Greatest Hits, and so on. But when I found out there was a KISS comic with blood in it, I signed up for life! Of course, I adore the songs (literally listening to Do You Love Me right now), but I’m just as obsessed with the way KISS transcends the music to become something of a genre themselves. It’s something I think about a lot, honestly, so no surprise, it’s a big part of our story too!”

“When it comes to Army of Darkness, I guess you could say that Ash is a bit of a gambler, but he’s nobody’s fool,” Co-writer Chris Sims says. “And since our first story was set back at Alan Shepard High, we’re looking forward to showing him some things that you can’t learn in school. Okay, okay, I’ll stop with the deep-cut lyrics now, but for real — if you thought Deadites at Homecoming and the Supernatural Military-Adjacent Response Team were taking Ash in a new direction, just wait until you see how we team him up with the Starchild, Space Ace, the Demon, and the Catman. In the grand tradition of the film, we’re tearing up the entire space-time continuum and if you think you know how weird this is gonna get… well, you sure know somethin’!”

“Having done some work for Dynamite in the past, I’ve really been wanting to get my foot in the door here for a long time so I can play in the sandbox of the amazing licenses they have,” Artist Ruairi Coleman says. “Chief among those, and high up on my bucket list, is Army of Darkness: Hail to the king, baby! So, when I was offered the job of drawing the KISS/Army of Darkness crossover, I couldn’t believe my luck! The concept is totally bonkers, but in a way, that would make complete sense in the world of Army of Darkness. Thinking about it, I’m surprised it hasn’t been done already and I’m honored (and more than a little intimidated) to be the guy who draws it.”

“After a more than 40-year career, KISS continues to be one of rock’s most celebrated bands, while Army of Darkness continues to be a staple in the comic book industry. We’re both honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with Gene and Paul to bring their world-renowned alter-egos to comics alongside our very own Ashy Slashy,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “The raging guitar chords and pyrotechnic spectacle of their stage shows could have come straight from the pages of the Necronomicon, and this epic battle between The Demon and Deadites will appeal to the hellions in all of us!”

Issue #1 will be available on digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

The KISS/Army of Darkness miniseries event hits February 2018.


KISS is on top of the world and rocking faces until the night disciples of The Destroyer show up and the band disappears. With the tour canceled, a young Ash misses one of the most important events of his life that will change his destiny. Now the Chosen One has to get back on the right path and join the KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS!

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