Movie Discussion: James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Aliens Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 18, 1986 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox, et al. Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $85.1 million Budget: $18.5 million (estimated) Director: James Cameron Producers: Walter Hill, Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriter: James Cameron Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Adrian Biddle […]

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Movie Discussion: Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Haunting Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: January 1964 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1963 Studio: Argyle Enterprises Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: $2.6 million Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: Robert Wise Producers: Denis Johnson & Robert Wise Screenwriter: Nelson Gidding Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 […]

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Movie Discussion: Eli Roth’s Hostel (2005)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: Hostel Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 6, 2006 Studio: Raw Nerve, et al. Distributer: Lions Gate Films Domestic Gross: $47 million Budget: $4.8 million (estimated) Director: Eli Roth Producers: Quentin Tarantino, Scott Spiegel, et al. Screenwriters: Eli Roth Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Milan Chadima Make-Up/FX: Greg Nicotero, […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: August 8, 1975 Date of U.S. release: February 2, 1979 Studio: The Australian Film Commission, et al. Distributer: Atlantic Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $85,000 Budget: $440,000 (estimated) Director: Peter Weir Producers: A. John Graves, et al. Screenwriter: Cliff […]

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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: Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Wicker Man Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: December 1973 Date of U.S. release: June 1975 Studio: British Lion Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $45,000 Budget: ? Director: Robin Hardy Producer: Peter Snell Screenwriter: Anthony Shaffer Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harry Waxman Make-Up/FX: Seamus Flannery Music: Paul […]

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Movie Discussion: Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator (1985)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Re-Animator Alternate titles: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 18, 1985 Studio: Empire Pictures Distributer: Empire Pictures Domestic Gross: $2 million Budget: $900,000 (estimated) Director: Stuart Gordon Producers: Michael Avery, Bruce William Curtis, Bob Greenberg, Charles Donald Story & Brian Yunza Screenwriters: Stuart Gordon, William Norris […]

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Movie Discussion: Dario Argento’s Deep Red [Profondo rosso] (1975)

Monthly Theme: Giallo The Film: Deep Red Country of origin: Italy Italian title: Profondo Rosso Alternate title: The Hatchet Murders (censored version) Date of Italian release: March 7, 1975 Date of U.S. release: June 11, 1976 Studio: Rizzoli Film & Seda Spettacoli Distributer: Howard Mahler Films (dubbed) Domestic Gross: $629,000 Budget ? Director: Dario Argento Producers: Claudio & Salvatore Argento Screenwriters: Dario Argento & Bernardino […]

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Movie Discussion: Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace [Sei donne per l’assassino] (1964)

Monthly Theme: Giallo The Film: Blood and Black Lace Country of origin: Italy Italian title: Sei donne per l’assassino Date of Italian release: March 14, 1964 Date of U.S. release: April 7, 1965 Studio: Emmepi Cinematografica, et al. Distributer: Allied Artists Pictures (dubbed) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $150,000 Director: Mario Bava Producer: Alfredo Mirabile & […]

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