Olive Films to Release Roy Scheider’s ‘Night Game’ on Blu-ray

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Olive Films has announced they will release Roy Scheider’s 1989 serial killer flick Night Game on Blu-ray on March 24th. As of yet, no details are available regarding the disc’s special features.

You can pre-order the disc at: OliveFilms.com

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Directed by: Peter Masterson (Blood Red, Full Moon in Blue Water)
Written by: Spencer Eastman (Hide in Plain Sight) and Anthony Palmer
Based on a Story by: Spencer Eastman
Cast: Roy Scheider (The French Connection, Sorcerer), Lane Smith (Red Dawn, The Mighty Ducks), Karen Young (9 ½ Weeks, The Sopranos) and Richard Bradford (The Untouchables)

Summary: It’s a game of cat and mouse for Roy Scheider in Night Game. Cast as Mike Seaver, a Galveston police detective, Scheider’s in hot pursuit of serial killer terrorizing the city. When a string of murders is linked to night baseball games at the Astrodome, it’s Seaver (a former minor league player) pulling together clues and racing against time to prevent yet another murder.

Rated: R
Runtime: 95 minutes
Year Filmed: 1989
Screen: 1.85:1; Color

ICYMI: Synapse Films’ ‘Prom Night: Special Edition’ on Blu-ray

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Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘Prom Night.’

In case you missed it, Synapse films has a cool new Blu-ray title… Prom Night: Special Edition. Director Paul Lynch’s 1980 slasher classic has been given the premium treatment.  According to Synapse Films, it was “remastered and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix.”

Bonus features on the disc include…

  • 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for This Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray
  • The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of ‘Prom Night’ – Featurette
  • Collection of Additional Scenes Added for Television Broadcast
  • Never-Before-Seen Outtakes from “Prom Night”
  • Motion Still Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer & Television Spots
  • English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The disc is available for $24.95 and can be ordered here: Synapse-Films.com

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Director: Paul Lynch
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Benton, Casey Stevens
Runtime: 92 minutes

Summary: Four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did… someone waiting for gruesome revenge! Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play…

Kino Lorber to Release Chuck Norris’ ‘Eye for an Eye’ on Blu-ray

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Kino Lorber Studio Classics put forth an interesting new title announcement today. The company will release Chuck Norris’ 1981 film An Eye for an Eye on Blu-ray in June.

The disc will feature an audio commentary by director Steve Carver (Lone Wolf McQuade, Big Bad Mama).

It will be available for pre-order at: KinoLorber.com

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Check Out This 90-Minute Interview with Directors Andy & Lana Wachowski

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The crew over at Slashfilm unearthed a wonderful, 90-minute interview with directors Andy and Lana Wachowski. The interview was conducted in 2013 at DePaul University in Chicago (the Wachowski’s home town) as part of DePaul’s Visiting Artists Series.

Hopefully you have the time to spare to watch it. If so, click it, sit back and enjoy…

New ‘Divergent Series: Insurgent’ Featurette: Tris’ Major Transformation

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Summit Entertainment has unveiled a new featurette for Insurgent. The film opens nationwide in 2D, RealD, and Digital 3D on March 20, 2015.

Featurette Summary: We now have an inside look at Tris’ major transformation in a brand new featurette. The story of Tris and Four continues as they race against time in order to protect the future of their world from the Erudite elite. Go behind-the-scenes now to get a deeper look at the new Amity, Factionless, and Candor settings, and explore some of the mind-bending visual effects for the first time. Now’s your chance to hear what your favorite stars and writer Veronica Roth have to say about the exciting scenes and amazing stunts in Insurgent, including one-on-one time with stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® Winner Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Naomi Watts, and Academy Award® Winner Kate Winslet.

Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Screenplay by: Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback
Based On The Novel Insurgent by: Veronica Roth
Produced By: Douglas Wick, p.g.a.; Lucy Fisher, p.g.a.; Pouya Shahbazian
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® Winner Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, with Naomi Watts, and Academy Award® Winner Kate Winslet

New ‘Jurassic World’ Footage and Photo

Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Universal Pictures' 'Jurassic World.'
Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Universal Pictures’ ‘Jurassic World.’

Jurassic World promotional partner Mercedez Benz has revealed new footage and a photo from the film. The photo (above) was released via the company’s Twitter page, and the footage was released via their Instagram page. Click here to check it out.

The footage was also uploaded to JurassicWorld.org’s YouTube channel, as it appears in a recent presentation by Mrecedes Benz. Click on the video player below and check it out…

Sony Expedites Home Video Release of ‘The Interview’

 James Franco, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen on set of Columbia Pictures´ 'The Interview.'

James Franco, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen on set of Columbia Pictures´ ‘The Interview.’

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is moving quickly with The Interview. In the wake of the film’s much-publicized theatrical and VOD release, Sony has set February 17th for the debut of The Interview on Blu-ray and DVD.

The disc, subtitled The Freedom Edition, will have a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Blu-ray and $14.99 for the DVD.

As for bonus features, the disc will include a commentary by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Franco; an episode of the Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid” featuring Seth Rogen; a gag reel; and Randal Park’s (Kim Jog-un) audition tape.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Begins Filming This April

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During the press day for Project Almanac (which opens January 30th), Collider editor Steve Weintraub spoke with producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. Mr. Weintraub inquired about the status of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and the producers revealed that the film is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2016, with photography beginning in New York this April.

The producers also shed light on potential new characters in TMNT 2, which were created for TMNT 1 but not used…

We designed and we did lots of work on all of them and then only so many fit in the box and luckily we have another chance to make another one of these movies and some of those characters.”

For the complete interview, click on the video player below.