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: Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Shaun of the Dead Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: April 9, 2004 Date of U.S. release: September 24, 2004 Studio: Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, et al. Distributer: Focus Features Domestic Gross: $13.5 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Director: Edgar Wright Producers: Tim Bevan, et al. Screenwriters: Simon Pegg […]

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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: Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil [Akmareul boatda] (2010)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: I Saw the Devil Country of origin: South Korea South Korean title: Akmareul boatda Date of South Korean release: August 12, 2010 Date of U.S. release: March 4, 2011 Studio: Softbank Ventures, et al. Distributer: Magnet Releasing Domestic Gross: $129,000 Budget: ? Director: Kim Jee-woon Producers: Cheong Kee-young, et al. […]

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Movie Discussion: George Miller’s Mad Max (1979)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Mad Max Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 12, 1979 Date of U.S. release: May 9, 1980 Studio: Crossroads, et al. Distributer: American International Pictures [AIP] Domestic Gross: $8.7 million Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: George Miller Producers: Byron Kennedy & Bill Miller Screenwriters: James McCausland & George […]

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Movie Discussion: Faye Jackson’s Strigoi (2009)

Monthly Theme: Vampires The Film: Strigoi Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 2009 (festivals only) Studio: St. Mortiz Productions Distributer: Breaking Glass Pictures (DVD) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Faye Jackson Producer: Rey Muraru Screenwriter: Faye Jackson Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Kathinka Minthe Make-Up/FX: Kristyan Mallett Music: ? Part of a series? No. […]

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Movie Discussion: Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Evil Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: April 24, 1983 Studio: Renaissance Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinemas Domestic Gross: $2.4 million Budget: $375,000 (estimated) Directors: Sam Raimi Producers: Robert G. Tapert, et al. Screenwriters: Sam Raimi Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Tom Philo Make-Up/FX: Tom Sullivan, et […]

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