Movie Discussion: Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm (1979)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Phantasm Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 28, 1979 Studio: New Breed Productions Distributer: AVCO Embassy Pictures Domestic Gross: $12 million Budget: $300,000 (estimated) Director: Don Coscarelli Producers: D.A. Coscarelli & Paul Pepperman Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Don Coscarelli Make-Up/FX: Paul […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Dawn of the Dead European title: Zombi Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: May 24, 1979 Studio: Laurel Group Distributer: United Film Distribution Company [UFDC] Domestic Gross: $5.1 million Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: George A. Romero Producers: Claudio Argento, Alfredo Cuomo, Donna Siegel & Richard P. Rubenstein […]

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Movie Discussion: Richard Donner’s The Omen (1976)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Omen Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 25, 1976 Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Productions & Mace Neufeld Productions Distributer: Twentieth Century-Fox Domestic Gross: $61 million Budget: $2.8 million (estimated) Director: Richard Donner Producers: Harvey Bernhard, Mace Neufeld & Charles Orme Screenwriter: David Seltzer […]

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Movie Discussion: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Shining Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: May 23, 1980 Studio: Warner Bros., Producers Circle & Peregrine Films Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $44 million Budget: $19 million (estimated) Director: Stanley Kubrick Producers: Jan Harlan & Stanley Kubrick Screenwriters: Diane Johnson & Stanley […]

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Movie Discussion: Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Alien Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 22, 1979 Studio: Brandywine Productions & Twentieth Century-Fox Productions Distributer: Twentieth Century-Fox Domestic Gross: $78.9 million Budget: $11 million (estimated) Director: Ridley Scott Producers:  Ronald Shusett, Gordon Carroll, David Giler & Walter Hill Screenwriters: Dan O’Bannon (Story […]

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