Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited on Blu-ray July 29

April 23rd, 2014

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music – the four-hour Director’s Cut of the 1970 Oscar®-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performers in history — will be released July 29 in a new Blu-ray 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited.

This latest release will contain the complete 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE) plus brand new concert footage from Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Santana, The Who and more. There are new premiums – a reproduction of Woodstock Festival tickets and articles from Life Magazine and The New York Times– in addition to a re-issue of the Woodstock logo iron-on patch.

New Never-Seen Concert Footage:
• Book of Love
• Come Back Baby
• Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
• Helplessly Hoping and Marrakesh Express
• Mr. Tambourine Man and Tuning My Guitar
• Oh Happy Day and I Shall Be Released
• Persuasion
• Pinball Wizard

New Concert Footage – Previous Limited Availability:
• Mama Tried
• Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
• Spanish Castle Magic
• Sparks
• Volunteers
• Woodstock Boogie

The bonus material from the original UCE contained two hours of performance footage from many of the above groups as well as a featurette gallery showcasing interviews with Martin Scorsese, Michael Lang, director Michael Wadleigh, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Kramer (the concert’s original chief on-site engineer and producer-engineer for Jimi Hendrix) and others who chronicle the making of the festival and the film. Included are such segments as 3 Days in a Truck, No Rain! No Rain! and Living Up To Idealism.

WOODSTOCK 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited Contents
(Previously Released)
· Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music Director’s Cut
· Woodstock: Untold Stories 18 performances
· Woodstock: From Festival to Feature Interviews of the sights and sounds of the 3 day event, from concert goers, promoters, crew and musicians

DIMENSION DIVES INTO UNDERWATER THRILLER 47 METERS DOWN

April 23rd, 2014

Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to distribute the underwater thriller 47 METERS DOWN. The project, which is being described as GRAVITY but underwater, will be directed by British filmmaker Johannes Roberts (STORAGE 24). The story revolves around two sisters who become trapped at the bottom of the ocean when a diving expedition to observe sharks goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the observation cage to the boat breaks and the cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the sisters must figure out a way to get back to safety battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and, worst of all, blood thirsty, great white sharks. The film is being produced by Mark Lane and James Harris under their The Tea Shop and Film Company banner. Altitude Film Sales is handling worldwide sales.

“This script really caught my eye with its tension and adventure. I look forward to working with Johannes to bring audiences a very unique edge of your seat thrill-ride,” said co-chairman Bob Weinstein.

“I feel privileged to be working alongside a company like Dimension whose understanding of the genre is unparalleled,” said Roberts. “Together I think we are going to give the audience a film going experience unlike anything they have ever had before.”

Inaugural True Romance Fest May 2-3, 2014 at The Safari Inn in Burbank, CA CharityBuzz Auction to WIN A DATE WITH PATRICIA ARQUETTE

April 23rd, 2014

The first-ever True Romance Fest, a thrilling two-day, outdoor screening and party at the world-famous Safari Inn of Burbank, Calif., where the movie was filmed, will take place on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 and the star of the film, Patricia Arquette, and her charity, GiveLove.org, have added to the nostalgic fun by auctioning off a dinner-date with Patricia – 100% of the proceeds from this CharityBuzz auction will go to GiveLove.org – a foundation to assist displaced children and families after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti though restoration and education by providing sanitary plumbing and compost infrastructure.

Twenty years after the unforgettable film True Romance, starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper and James Gandolfini, hit theaters, the films very own Bronson Pinchot will host this exclusive overnight gathering for die-hard fans. This unique premier event will celebrate the classic film, written by the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott.

The weekend will begin on Friday with a kick-off party with Paul ‘Marty’ Bates and a night of karaoke, True Romance style! Saturday morning will feature a meet & greet and breakfast with actor Bronson Pinchot, and culminate with an outdoor sunset screening of the cult classic film. A Q&A with cast and crew will follow the screening. Guests can enjoy the “You’re So Cool” photo booth, DJ, food, drink, as well as a display of original movie props, including Clarence and Alabama’s wedding rings. Additional special guests are to be announced.

Hotel VIP packages and individual screening-only tickets are on sale now at http://www.ticketweb.com

THE DISCOVERERS – Trailer

April 23rd, 2014

Here is the trailer from eOne’s upcoming film “THE DISCOVERERS”. The film is directed by Justin Schwarz, starring Griffin Dunne, Madeline Martin, Devon Graye, David Rasche, Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd, Cara Buono, Becky Ann Baker, Scott Adsit and John C. McGinley.

THE DISCOVERERS will be released in NYC at the Village East on May 16, 2014 and in LA on May 30, 2014 at the ArcLight with an national rollout to follow.

Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Oscar® and Emmy nominated Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenage kids – Zoe (Madeleine Martin, “Californication”) and Jack (Devon Graye, “American Horror Story”) – on a road trip to a conference in hopes of putting his career back on track. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley (Emmy® Award-winning Stuart Margolin) goes AWOL on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. The Birch family find themselves on a journey of discovery and connection as they make their own passage west.

THE DISCOVERERS is a bittersweet comedy and moving debut feature from writer/director Justin Schwarz led by Dunne’s striking comeback performance. This engaging tale of family dysfunction and rediscovery also features a talented ensemble cast including David Rasche, (IN THE LOOP), Dreama Walker (COMPLIANCE), Ann Dowd (COMPLIANCE), Cara Buono (“Mad Men”), Becky Ann Baker (“Girls”), Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), and John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”).

Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Two Disc Special Edition First Time on Blu-ray™ and Premium Digibook

April 22nd, 2014

To celebrate Elvis Week, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release of two of “The King’s” fan favorites on August 12 as Premium Blu-ray™ Digibooks.

Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Two Disc Special Edition, which was re-edited and remixed for its acclaimed release in 2000, will now debut on Blu-ray™ as a Premium Digibook, newly remastered, and with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary Viva Las Vegas will also be offered as a Premium Blu-ray Digibook. These Premium Digibooks include rare behind-the-scene photos and are available for $27.98 each (SRP).

This year’s Elvis Week will be held from August 9-August 17 in Memphis at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. As part of the festivities, the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis will host the world premiere screening of Warner Bros.’ newly-remastered Elvis: That’s The Way It Is. Fans in town for Elvis Week will be treated not only to the newly-remastered film, but will also get to experience an outtake performance or sequence never before seen on the big screen, along with some special on-stage surprises still to be announced. Tickets will be available for purchase on May 1, 2014 viaTicketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Orpheum box office. For more information on this or other Elvis Week events, visit Graceland.com.

About the Elvis Titles
Elvis: That’s the Way It Is Two Disc Special Edition Premium Digibook
With thousands of feet of materials including sequences added to capture with greater intimacy Elvis’ performances and his creative process behind-the-scenes, the previously released Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition is now being made available as a Blu-ray™ two disc Special Edition Premium Digibook. Denis Sanders (Shock Treatment) directed this “rockumentary.” Academy Award® nominated[1] Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch) was the cinematographer, following the show’s development from rehearsal to stage.

Special Features:
Disc 1 (BD) 2001 Special Edition and Special Features:
Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is
12 Outtakes – song/nonmusical sequences
1970 Original Theatrical Version

Disc 2 (DVD) 1970 Original Theatrical Version and Special Features:
12 Outtakes – song/nonmusical sequences

Viva Las Vegas 50th Anniversary Premium Digibook

In his highest grossing movie, Elvis shares the screen with Ann-Margret, easily creating the most electrifying teaming Elvis had on screen. He plays Lucky Jackson, a Grand Prix race driver working at a casino to raise cash for a new engine; she’s a hotel swimming instructor – and the romantic action revs up from their first meeting. George Sidney, who also directed Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie, combines the hormonal heat wave with fascinating sights of ’60s Las Vegas . David Winters (West Side Story) choreographed the 10 musical song-and-dance scenes which also featured his dancers. Songs include the high-roller title track, the stars’ duet on “The Lady Loves Me,” her sultry “Appreciation” and The King’s version of Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say.” The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.

Special Features:
· Commentary by Steve Pond, rock journalist and author of “Elvis in Hollywood ”
· Featurette Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas
· Theatrical trailer

“THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA” TO SCREEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

April 22nd, 2014

GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that Studio Ghibli’s THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section. It is the first film in fourteen years from legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. GKIDS has North American distribution rights for the film and is planning a fall 2014 theatrical release and Awards submissions.

Additionally, the film has been chosen as opening night film of the Annecy International Animation Festival, where Isao Takahata will be honored with the Special Cristal Award for his contributions to the world of animation

Eight years in the making, the film is the untold story of The Princess Kaguya, the heroine of the ancient Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.

An English-language version is being produced by Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler, with Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Executive Producing. This is the same team that handled English versions for the two previous Studio Ghibli films, The Wind Rises and From Up on Poppy Hill.

GKIDS and Studio Ghibli partnered on the 2013 release of the animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill and GKIDS handles North American theatrical distribution for the Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS also handles theatrical distribution for Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies, widely considered a masterpiece.

THE GRAND SEDUCTION – Trailer

April 22nd, 2014

Here is the trailer from eOne’s upcoming film “THE GRAND SEDUCTION”. The film is directed by Don McKellar, starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban

THE GRAND SEDUCTION will be opening in theaters May 30, 2014

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction.

40th Seattle International Film Festival To Open With Jimi Hendrix Biopic

April 21st, 2014

The Seattle International Film Festival announced today that the Opening Night Film for its 40th annual Festival will be Jimi: All Is By My Side. Musician, actor, and style icon André Benjamin stars as Seattle rock legend Jimi Hendrix in this film from Academy Award®-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Ridley is scheduled to attend the Opening Night festivities on Thursday, May 15.

It’s 1966 and James Hendrix is an unknown backup guitarist in New York City. One night, Linda Keith (rising British talent Imogen Poots) – girlfriend to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards – happens to catch a set he’s playing and, mesmerized by his skills, brings Hendrix into her inner circle in London. There, Hendrix has the freedom to develop his craft and personal style. Before long, however, he finds himself caught between Linda’s protective grasp and the charms of a new admirer (Hayley Atwell, Captain America). With these two women by his side, Jimi, as he is now known, navigates the London music scene and begins to make his mark in the world of rock ‘n’ roll – the rest is history.

Ridley, who also wrote and executive produced the film, has crafted a daring, wholly original interpretation of an artist’s origins, perfectly blending his story with archival footage of the era. Benjamin’s magnetic, nuanced performance is the beating heart of Jimi: All Is By My Side; he brilliantly distills the essence of Hendrix before Hendrix. The result is an intimate portrait of the early, momentous years in the life of the legendary guitarist.

The film will be released in theaters this summer by XLrator Media with Open Road Films.

Carl Spence, SIFF’s Artistic Director, says, “I can’t think of a more fitting film to open our 40th – as SIFF looks back on where we’ve come from and forward to where we’re going, we’re inviting everyone to come together to see a film that traces the origins of a Seattle music legend. The film and music communities of Seattle have proved to be a source of incredible creative expression capable of garnering attention worldwide, and Jimi encapsulates that.”

Adds Mary Bacarella, SIFF’s Managing Director, “I am thrilled to kick off the Festival with such an exciting film and guests. 2014 has been an incredible year for Seattle, with the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl and Macklemore taking the world by storm – SIFF’s 40th Festival will keep the party going!”

The Opening Night Gala will take place on May 15 at McCaw Hall, with the after-party held next door at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall. With an expected attendance of 3,000, it’s Seattle’s most exciting party. General admission tickets and Red Carpet Experience tickets are available for purchase at SIFF.net or by calling the SIFF box office at 206.324.9996.

BURNING BLUE – Trailer

April 21st, 2014

Here is the trailer from Lionsgate’s upcoming film “BURNING BLUE”. The film is directed by DMW GREER, starring TRENT FORD, MORGAN SPECTOR, ROB MAYES, WILLIAM LEE SCOTT, COTTER SMITH and MICHAEL CUMPSTY

BURNING BLUE will be opening in theaters and on demand June 6, 2014

They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds. But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter—and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed…and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot’s notions of friendship, love, honor and courage.

MALEFICENT – “The Legacy” Featurette

April 21st, 2014

Here is the new “Legacy” featurette, from MALEFICENT, featuring a behind-the-scenes interview with Angelina. The action-adventure is directed by Robert Stromberg, starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville.

MALEFICENT opens nationwide May 30, 2014!

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.