Movie Discussion: Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Cannibal Holocaust Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: February 7, 1980 Date of U.S. release: July 11, 1980 Studio: F.D. Cinematografica Distributer: Transcontinental [dubbed] Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $100,000 (estimated) Director: Ruggero Deodato Producers: Franco Di Nunzio & Franco Palaggi Screenwriter: Gianfranco Clerici Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Sergio […]

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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: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: The Thing Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 25, 1982 Studio: Universal Pictures & Turman-Foster Company Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $19.6 million Budget: $15 million (estimated) Director: John Carpenter Producers: Stuart Cohen, et al. Screenwriter: Bill Lancaster. Adaptation? Yes, of the 1938 novella Who Goes There? […]

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Movie Discussion: Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps (1986)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Night of the Creeps Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 22, 1986 Studio: TriStar Pictures & Delphi V Productions Distributer: TriStar Pictures Domestic Gross: $591,000 Budget: $5 million (estimated) Director: Fred Dekker Producers: Bill Finnegan, et al. Screenwriter: Fred Dekker Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Robert C. New […]

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Movie Discussion: Paul Verhoeven’s The Fourth Man [Die vierde man] (1983)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: The Fourth Man Country of origin: The Netherlands Dutch title: De vierde man Date of Netherlands release: March 24, 1983 Date of U.S. release: June 27, 1984 Studio: Rob Houwer Productions, et al. Distributer: International Spectrafilm Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Paul Verhoeven Producer: Rob Houwer Screenwriter: Gerard Soeteman Adaptation? Yes. Based on Gerard Reve’s 1981 novel De vierde man. Cinematographer: Jan […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Manhunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. Release: August 15, 1986 Studio: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG), et al. Distributer: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) Domestic Gross: $8.5 million Budget $15 million Director: Michael Mann Producers: Dino De Laurentiis, Richard Roth & Bernard Williams Screenwriter: Michael Mann Adaptation? Yes. Based on Thomas Harris’s 1981 novel Red Dragon. Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti […]

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