Movie Discussion: Bryan Forbes’ The Stepford Wives (1975)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Stepford Wives Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: February 12, 1975 Studio: Fadsin Cinema Associates & Palomar Pictures Distributer: Columbia Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Bryan Forbes Producers: Edgar J. Scherick, et al. Screenwriter: William Goldman Adaptation? Yes, from the 1972 novel The Stepford […]

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Movie Discussion: Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil (2002)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Resident Evil Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 15, 2002 Studio: Constantin Film Produktion, et al. Distributer: Screen Gems Domestic Gross: $40 million Budget: $33 million (estimated) Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Producers: Jeremy Bolt, et al. Screenwriter: Paul W.S. Anderson Adaptation? Yes, based on the 1996 video […]

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Movie Discussion: James Wan’s Saw (2004)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Saw Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 29, 2004 Studio: Evolution Entertainment & Twisted Pictures Distributer: Lions Gate Films Domestic Gross: $55 million Budget: $1.2 million (estimated) Director: James Wan Producers: Lark Bernini, et al. Screenwriter: Leigh Wannell Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: David A. Armstrong Make-Up/FX: Tom Bellissimo […]

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Movie Discussion: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse [Kairo] (2001)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: Pulse Japanese title: Kairo Country of origin: Japan Date of Japanese release: February 10, 2001 Date of U.S. release: November 9, 2005 Studio: Daiei Eiga, Hakuhodo & Imagica Distributer: Toho Company/Magnolia Pictures Domestic Gross: $51,000 Budget: ? Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Producer: Yasuyoshi Tokuma, et al. Screenwriter: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Adaptation? No. […]

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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: 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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Movie Discussion: Richard Stanley’s Hardware (1990)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Hardware Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: October 5, 1990 Date of U.S. release: September 14, 1990 Studio: Palace Pictures, et al. Distributer: Millimeter Films Domestic Gross: $5.7 million Budget: $1.5 million (estimated) Directors: Richard Stanley Producers: Bob & Harvey Weinstein, et al. Screenwriter: Richard Stanley Adaptation? Yes, […]

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