Movie Discussion: Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: August 8, 1975 Date of U.S. release: February 2, 1979 Studio: The Australian Film Commission, et al. Distributer: Atlantic Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $85,000 Budget: $440,000 (estimated) Director: Peter Weir Producers: A. John Graves, et al. Screenwriter: Cliff […]

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Movie Discussion: Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Razorback Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 19, 1984 Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: McElroy & McElroy, et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $150,000 Budget: $5.5 million (estimated) Director: Russell Mulcahy Producers: Hal McElroy & Tim Sanders Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs (2008)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: Martyrs Country of origin: France Date of French release: September 3, 2008 Date of U.S. release: April 28, 2009 (DVD only) Studio: Canal +, CinéCinéma, et al. Distributer: The Weinstein Company Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $6.5 million (estimated) Director: Pascal Laugier Producers: Frédéric Doniguian, et al. Screenwriters: Pascal Laugier Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Wicker Man Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: December 1973 Date of U.S. release: June 1975 Studio: British Lion Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $45,000 Budget: ? Director: Robin Hardy Producer: Peter Snell Screenwriter: Anthony Shaffer Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harry Waxman Make-Up/FX: Seamus Flannery Music: Paul […]

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Movie Discussion: David Cronenberg’s The Brood (1979)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Brood Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: June 1, 1979 Date of U.S. release: May 25, 1979 Studio: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), et al. Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: David Cronenberg Producers: Pierre David, et al. Screenwriter: David […]

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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: Michael Winner’s The Sentinel (1977)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Sentinel Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: January 7, 1977 Studio: Universal Pictures & Jeffrey Konvitz Productions Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $3.7 million (estimated) Director: Michael Winner Producers: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Screenwriters: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Adaptation? Yes, of the […]

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