Movie Discussion: Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Jacob’s Ladder Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 2, 1990 Studio: Carolco Pictures Distributer: TriStar Pictures Domestic Gross: $26 million Budget: $25 million (estimated) Director: Adrian Lyne Producers: Mario Kassar, et al. Screenwriter: Bruce Joel Rubin Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jeffrey L. Kimball Make-Up/FX: Conrad […]

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Movie Discussion: Ron Underwood’s Tremors (1990)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Tremors Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 19, 1990 Studio: Universal Pictures & No Frills Film Production Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $16.5 million Budget: $11 million (estimated) Director: Ron Underwood Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriters: S.S. Wilson & Brent Maddock Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Alejandro Amenábar’s Thesis [Tesis] (1996)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Thesis Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: Tesis Date of Spanish release: April 12, 1996 Date of U.S. release: February 1997 (home media only) Studio: Las Producciones del Escorpión S.L. & Sogepaq Distributer: New Yorker Video (DVD/VHS) Domestic Gross: n/a Budget: $720,000 (estimated) Director: Alejandro Amenábar Producers: […]

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Movie Discussion: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s House [Hausu] (1977)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: House Country of origin: Japan Japanese title: Hausu Date of Japanese release: July 30, 1977 Date of U.S. release: September 1977 Studio: PSC & Toho Company Distributer: Toho Company (subtitled) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Producers: Yorihiko Yamada & Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Screenwriters: Chiho Katsura Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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Movie Discussion: Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Haunting Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: January 1964 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1963 Studio: Argyle Enterprises Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: $2.6 million Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: Robert Wise Producers: Denis Johnson & Robert Wise Screenwriter: Nelson Gidding Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Medak’s The Changeling (1980)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Changeling Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: March 28, 1980 Date of U.S. release: March 28, 1980 Studio: Chessman Park Productions Distributer: Associated Film Distribution (AFD) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $7.6 million (estimated) Director: Peter Medak Producers: Mario Kassar, et al. Screenwriters: William Gray, Russell Hunter & […]

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Movie Discussion: Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone [El espinazo del diablo] (2001)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Devil’s Backbone Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: El espinazo del diablo Date of Spanish release: April 20, 2001 Date of U.S. release: November 21, 2001 Studio: El Deseo S.A., Canal + España, et al. Distributer: Sony Pictures Classics Domestic Gross: $754,000 Budget: $4.5 million (estimated) Director: Guillermo del […]

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