Monday 7 December 2009

Down Terrace wins a BIFA!

Down Terrace won the Raindance Award at last night's British Independent Film Awards giving director Ben Wheatley the opportunity to swear in front of Michael Caine (sir), DD Lewis & the assembled throng of the UK movie great and good. Other notable winners we like include Moon, Let The Right One In & Bronson.

Big thanks to all concerned!

All the lowdown here.

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Franco 70 - Volumes 1-3 - coming 2010!

A while back we said we'd be announcing a set of releases from one of the legends of Eurocult... and any sort of cult for that matter... at last, and after literally years of negotiating, we can finally let the cat out of the bag!

Franco 70 will see the first ever DVD releases of some of the most important unreleased (up til now) films from the career of Jesus Franco. The first in what will hopefully be a long line of releases will be Lorna the Exorcist, Sinner (The Intimate Diary of a Nymphomaniac), and my personal fave; The Perverse Countess. All three were produced by Robert De Nesle’s Comptoir Fran├žais du Film Production and will be remastered over the coming months in glorious HD for the first time ever.

We're hoping the first volume will hit the virtual shelving around May 2010 ..... we'll confirm soon.... in the meantime here's a couple of pics to get you in the mood!

Goodnight, Mr Monster

Paul Naschy is dead.

The uncrowned king of Spanish horror passed into eternity on December 1st, 2009. He was 75 years old.

He’d already survived a heart attack but pancreatic cancer got him in the end.

Born Jacinto Molina Alvarez in 1934, Naschy (a pseudonym created for his first werewolf film La Marca del Hombre Lobo in 1968), was a lifelong horror fan and a man who never gave up on his dreams. He was active right until the end, with two films due for release in 2010.

He had many detractors, not least of all in Spain, but he had many fans too, all over the world, who loved his films and respected his fortitude, his talent and his vision.

Jacinto Molina may be dead, but his films are immortal.

Paul Naschy lives!