Movie Discussion: Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy [Oldeuboi] (2003)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: Oldboy Country of origin: South Korea South Korean title: Oldeuboi Date of South Korean release: November 21, 2003 Date of U.S. release: March 25, 2005 Studio: Egg Films & Show East Distributer: Tartan Domestic Gross: $707,000 Budget: $3 million (estimated) Director: Park Chan-wook Producers: Kim Dong-joo, et al. Screenwriters: Hwang […]

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Movie Discussion: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Diabolique [Les diaboliques] (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Diaboliques Country of origin: France French title: Les diaboliques Date of French release: January 29, 1955 Date of U.S. release: November 21, 1955 Studio: Filmsonor & Vera Films Distributer: United Motion Pictures Organization (UMPO) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot Producer: Henri-Georges Clouzot Screenwriters: Henri-Georges Clouzot & […]

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Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Psycho Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 8, 1960 Studio: Shamley Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Cinematographer: John L. Russell Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Night of the Hunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 29, 1955 Studio: Paul Gregory Productions Distributer: United Artists Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $795,000 (estimated) Director: Charles Laughton Producer: Paul Gregory Screenwriter: James Agee Adaptation? Yes, of the 1953 novel The Night of the Hunter […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Peeping Tom Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: May 16, 1960 Date of U.S. release: May 15, 1962 Studio: Michael Powell Theatre Distributer: Anglo-Amalgamated/Astor Pictures Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $135,000 (estimated) Director: Michael Powell Producer: Albert Fennell Screenwriter: Leo Marks Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Otto Heller Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Wake in Fright Country of origin: Australia Alternate title: Outback (U.K. title) Date of Australian release: October 9, 1971 Date of U.S. release: October 13, 1971 Studio: Group W, et al. Distributer: Drafthouse Films Domestic Gross: $49,000 Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Ted Kotcheff Producers: Howard G. Barnes, et al. Screenwriter: […]

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Movie Discussion: Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs (2008)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: Martyrs Country of origin: France Date of French release: September 3, 2008 Date of U.S. release: April 28, 2009 (DVD only) Studio: Canal +, CinéCinéma, et al. Distributer: The Weinstein Company Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $6.5 million (estimated) Director: Pascal Laugier Producers: Frédéric Doniguian, et al. Screenwriters: Pascal Laugier Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Jack Clayton’s The Innocents (1961)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: The Innocents Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: November 1961 Date of U.S. release: December 25, 1961 Studio: Achilles & Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Distributer: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Jack Clayton Producers: Jack Clayton & Albert Fennell Screenwriter: William Archibald & […]

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Movie Discussion: Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (1965)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: Repulsion Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: June 1965 Date of U.S. release: October 3, 1965 Studio: Compton Films Distributer: Royal Films International Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $300,000 (estimated) Director: Roman Polanski Producers: Gene Gutowski, et al. Screenwriters: Roman Polanski & Gerard Brach Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor […]

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Movie Discussion: Georges Franju’s Eyes Without a Face [Les yeux sans visage] (1960)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: Eyes Without a Face Alternate title: The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus (edited & dubbed) Country of origin: France French title: Les yeux sans visage Date of French release: January 11, 1960 Date of U.S. release: October 24, 1962 Studio: Champs Élysées Productions & Lux Film Distributer: Lopert Pictures Domestic […]

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