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Competition: Win Richard Kelly’s The Box

Posted by LiveFor on April 11, 2010

Richard Kelly is the guy behind the brilliant Donnie Darko and the not well received Southland Tales.

On th 19th April his new film The Box is released on DVD in the UK. To mark the occasion I have got 3 copies of the film to give away.

Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

The competition is open for anyone anywhere in the world. Mind you you will need a player that can play a Region 2 DVD.

Who wrote the short story that The Box is based on?

Email me the answer with “The Box” as the subject. Include your name and address as that will make it quicker to send out the prize if you win.

Competition ends at midnight GMT on 18th April 2010.

Thanks to the good people at Romley Davies for sorting this out.
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Tron DVD v Tron Blu-Ray. Which is better?

Posted by LiveFor on March 3, 2010

A great little comic strip by Aaron Williams via IESB.

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Paintball – DVD of panic in the woods hits 15th March

Posted by LiveFor on February 19, 2010

A weekend dodging paint pellets in the woods turns into a battle for survival for eight strangers in the action-packed and blood-soaked PAINTBALL, available on DVD from 15 March courtesy of Icon Home Entertainment.

Eight strangers are dropped in the middle of a remote eastern European forest and armed with powerful paint-guns. Split into two teams and charged with the task of defeating their opponents, each party sets out under the belief that the winner will be the last team standing without paint stains. But when one of the teams is ambushed and shot by unseen snipers, it quickly becomes apparent that someone is packing something a lot more dangerous than paint pellets and the game suddenly takes a terrifying turn for the worse.

Combining high octane thrills with the bloodthirsty ingenuity of the most gruesome torture porn, PAINTBALL is the movie that action and horror fans have both been waiting for. Featuring a host of imaginative and deliciously dark set pieces and blistering action sequences, PAINTBALL is one thrill ride that definitely isn’t a game!

Starring Brendan Mackey, Jennifer Matter, Patrick Regis, Neil Maskell, Iaione Perez.

Paintball (DVD) at

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Saw VI – Heading to Blu-Ray and DVD on 8th March

Posted by LiveFor on February 11, 2010

SAW VI the sixth instalment from the world’s most successful horror franchise in history is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from March 8th 2010

Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw’s grand scheme is finally understood.


Release Date: 8th March 2010
Catalogue No: LGB94210
ght: RRP: £24.99
Running Time: 92 Minutes Approx.
Rating: 18

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Producers
Audio Commentary with Director and Writers
The Traps of SAW VI
Jigsaw Revealed
A Killer Maze- Making SAW: Game Over
Music Videos
Theatrical Trailer
BD Touch™
BD Live™

Check out more on the official Saw VI site and Lionsgate Fright Club.

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David Thorne vs Blockbuster

Posted by LiveFor on February 3, 2010

David Thorne is the comedy genius behind the seven legged spider and the website 27bslash6. He also had a run in with Blockbuster and this is what happened.

From: David Thorne
Date: Sunday 8 November 2009 2.16pm
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: DVDs

Dear Megan,

Thank you for your letter regarding overdue fees. As all four movies were outstanding examples of modern cinematic masterpieces, your assumption that I would wish to retain them in my possession is understandable, but incorrect. Please check your records as these movies were returned, on time, over three weeks ago. I remember specifically driving there and having my offspring run them in due to the fact that I was wearing shorts and did not want the girl behind the counter to see my white hairy legs.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Monday 9 November 2009 11.09am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: DVDs

Hi David

Our computer system indicates otherwise. Please recheck and get back to me.

Kind regards,

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 9 November 2009 11.36am
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: Re: Re: DVDs

Dear Megan,

Yes, they are definitely white and hairy. Viewed from the knees down, the similarity to two large albino caterpillars in parallel formation is frightening. People who knew what the word meant might describe them as ‘piliferous’, although there is something quite sexy about that word so perhaps they wouldn’t.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Monday 9 November 2009 1.44pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Hi David

No I mean our records indicate that the DVDs have not been returned. Please check and return as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 9 November 2009 4.19pm
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Dear Megan,

With the possible exception of Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the movies were not worth watching let alone stealing. In Logan’s Run, for example, the computer crashed at the end when presented with conflicting facts and blew up destroying the entire city. When my computer crashes I carry on a little bit and have a cigarette while it is rebooting. I don’t have to search through rubble for my loved ones. The same programmers probably designed the Blockbuster ‘returned or not’ database. Also, while one would assume the title Journey to the Centre of the Earth to be a metaphor, the movie was actually set in the centre of the earth which, being a solid core of iron with temperatures exceeding 4300˚ Celcius and pressures of 3900 tons per square centimetre, does not seem very likely. Waterworld was actually pretty good though. My favourite bit was when they were on the water but the scene when Kevin Costner negotiated for peace, ending the war between fish and mankind moments before the whale army attacked was also very good.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Tuesday 10 November 2009 3.57pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs


The DVDs are listed as not returned. If you cant locate the DVDs, you will be charged for the replacement cost.


From: David Thorne
Date: Tuesday 10 November 2009 5.12pm
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Dear Megan,

I have checked pricing at the DVD Warehouse and the cost of replacing your lost movies with new ones is as follows:

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay $7.95
Waterworld $4.95
Journey to the Centre of the Earth $9.95
Logan’s Run $12.95

I have no idea why Logan’s Run is the most expensive of the four movies as it was definitely the worst. Have you seen it? I wouldn’t pay $12.95 for that. I would use the money to buy a good movie instead. Probably something with Steven Seagal in it. The entire premise comprised of living a utopian and carefree lifestyle with only three drawbacks – wearing seventies jumpsuits, living in what looks like a giant shopping centre and not being allowed to live past thirty. This would seem logical though as I would not want a bunch of old people hanging around complaining about their arthritis while I am trying to relax at the shopping centre in my jumpsuit trying not to think about the computer crashing.

I was recently forced to do volunteer work at an aged care hospital. Footage of these people during Tuesday night line dancing could be used as an advertisement for the Logan’s Run solution. The only good aspect of working there was that I halved their medication, pocketing and selling the remainder, explaining the computer listed that as their dose and they were welcome to check knowing their abject fear of anything produced after the eighteenth century would prevent them from doing so. I also swapped my Sanyo fourteen inch portable television for their Panasonic wide screen plasma while they were sleeping, explaining that it had always been that way and their senility was simply playing up due to the reduced dosage of drugs.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Wednesday 11 November 2009 1.21pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Hi David

I have not seen those movies so I dont know what you are talking about. I prefer romantic comedies. If you have the movies we can’t rent them so we lose money and the fees are based on what we we would have made from renting them and we also have to purchase movies through our suppliers not from DVD Warehouse.


From: David Thorne
Date: Wednesday 11 November 2009 3.28pm
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Dear Megan,

I myself am also a huge fan of romantic comedies. Perhaps we could watch one together. I have a new Panasonic wide screen plasma. My favourite romantic comedy is Fatal Instinct although it did not contain enough robots or explosions in my opinion and I was therefore unable to truly identify with the main characters on a personal and emotional level. Recently, I was tricked into watching The Notebook which was about geese. Lots of geese. It also had something to do with an old lady who conveniently lost her memory so she could not remember being a whore throughout the entire film. I don’t recall a lot of it as I was too busy being cross about watching it. In a utopian future society she would have been hunted down and killed at thirty.

In regards to the late fees, I understand the amount is based on what you lose by not being able to rent the movies out. You probably had people lined up around the block waiting to rent Logan’s Run. For eighty two dollars though, I could have purchased six copies of it from DVD Warehouse or, as I have heard he is a bit strapped for cash, had Kevin Costner visit my house in person and re-enact key scenes from Waterworld in my bathroom.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Thursday 12 November 2009 3.16pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Hi David.
Restocking fees are:

002190382 Journey to the Centre of the Earth $9.30
003103119 Logans Run $7.90
008629103 Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay $6.30
000721082 Waterworld $5.70

Total: $29.20 – I have deleted your late fees and noted on the computer that the amount owed is for the replacement movies not fees.

Kind regards,

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 12 November 2009 7.42pm
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Dear Megan,

Those prices seem reasonable. I do not want Logan’s Run but will pick up the other three when I come in next.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Friday 13 November 2009 12.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

What? The $29.20 is the cost of the replacement DVDs for the store.


From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 13 November 2009 1.15pm
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Dear Megan,

That makes more sense, I was wondering what I was going to do with two copies of each movie.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Friday 13 November 2009 2.33pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

What do you mean by two copies? Are you saying you found the four movies?


From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 13 November 2009 2.57pm
To: Megan Roberts
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs

Dear Megan,

Yes, they were on top of my fridge the whole time. Unfortunately I have a blind spot that prevents me from seeing this area of the kitchen as it is also where I keep my pile of unpaid bills. Last night I slept on the kitchen floor with the fridge door open due to my air conditioner being broken and the temperature outside exceeding that of the centre of the earth. As my fridge emits a high pitched ‘beep’ every thirty seconds when left open, the vibrations from this caused the DVDs to wriggle forward over the space of many hours before toppling from the edge and I awoke to find them beside me on the pillow. As you have already waived the late fees, I will drop them off tonight and we will call it even.

Regards, David.

From: Megan Roberts
Date: Friday 13 November 2009 3.43pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DVDs


Thanks to Andy D for sending me this.

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Sherlock Holmes – DVD & Blu-Ray Cover Art

Posted by LiveFor on January 30, 2010

I mentioned a while back that Sherlock Holmes would be out on DVD and Blu-Ray near the end of March.

Now Collider got hold of the cover art for the discs.

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Triangle – Time slip Horror heading to DVD & Blu-Ray in March

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

Icon Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the 1st March Blu-ray and DVD release of the psychological horror film TRIANGLE starring Melissa George (30 Days of Night). From acclaimed British director Christopher Smith (CREEP, SEVERANCE) Triangle is a unique conceptual horror film that that turns the genre on its head.

When Jess (Melissa George) and her friend Greg (Michael Dorman) set sail with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling something is wrong. When the yacht hits the eye of the storm, the group is forced to board a mysterious passing ocean liner; a deserted ship that Jess is convinced she’s been on before. Although it appears to be deserted, they soon discover that are not alone. Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one, and Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the penultimate terror.

The Blu-ray and DVD release is jam-packed with the following Special Features:

* The Making of Triangle
* Audio Commentary with director Christopher Smith
* 3 Storyboards (The Storm, Jess Walking Through The Mirror, The Car Crash)
* Deleted Scenes
* Competition Winners Poster Design
* The Storm Special Effects Featurette

Says director Christopher Smith – “I came up with the idea that a girl arrives on a deserted ship, sees another figure on the top of the ship that we can’t identify, and then by the end of the first loop, she is that girl looking down at herself arriving. I have no idea where that came from, although I have always loved movies that play with structure and time, like “Memento” and “Reservoir Dogs”. And I wanted to employ those techniques in a psychological thriller narrative. So the idea came first, and then I had to write a story and the characters around the concept – a “Twilight Zone” idea really.”

Triangle is a completely different take on the horror or thriller genre. It’s a psychological thriller that will definitely scare you. The film is innovative and highly original and the characters have real depth, all of which combines to make it a very striking piece.” Says producer Chris Brown – “In the first fifteen minutes you think you know exactly where the film is going, and then about fifteen minutes later you have absolutely no idea what’s happening at all. It’s a real rollercoaster and a very clever piece of writing.”

Producer Jason Newmark says that Christopher Smith always works to entertain his audience, but with this film wanted to give them something new, something different and something original. Says Chris: “I’ve grown up loving horror movies but I wanted this to be something more than that. It doesn’t just work to scare you; it also works to make the audience really think. There are so many twists and turns, and I hope it will challenge the audience.”

I’ll be posting my review of the film soon and you can pre-order the film at the following links:
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Sherlock Holmes will be on DVD and Blu-Ray sooner than you think

Posted by LiveFor on January 16, 2010

It has only been out at the cinema for a few weeks, but it looks as if the Guy Ritchie directed Shelock Holmes will be on your TV screen shortly.

JoBlo have the news that the film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 31st March.

That is an awfully fast turnaround for a film, but it has made $300 million so far worldwide.

I thought Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law were excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the film, so it will be good to have it in my hands so soon. However, it is very surprising that it is so quick. Mind you it could be to make as much money in sales before Avatar hits the shelves (although I’m not sure I would get Avatar on Blu-Ray or DVD due to the fact it won’t be 3D). Plus they are getting the sequel shot as soon as they can.

What do you think about Holmes being released for the home market so soon?

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Luke Goss joins Death Race

Posted by LiveFor on January 6, 2010

Luke Goss will star in Universal’s direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2008 Death Race according to Moviehole.

In director Roel Reiné’s Death Race : Frankenstein Lives, Goss (“Blade II”, “Hellboy II : The Golden Army”, Bros) plays Luke, the young man that donned the ‘Frankenstein’ mask prior to Jensen Ames (Jason Statham’s character in Paul W.S Anderson’s “Death Race”).

Luke, the right-hand man for a notorious mobster, is busted for killing a cop in the process of robbing a bank. Once behind the bars of Terminal Island, the confident newcomer is roped into entering the ‘big race’ by it’s green-eyed producer.

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UPDATED: Death Race spawns a sequel – Actually a prequel

Posted by LiveFor on November 13, 2009

Death-Race-MachineGunPaul W S Anderson – a man, a filmmaker and much maligned. I’ve talked about his work before and he often has good ideas and a nice look to some of his films, but they often miss the mark.

Death Race starring Jason Statham wasn’t great, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. It probably helped that the car scenes used as much physical FX as they could. I thought that was it though for the Death Race.

Now according to STYD Universal has officially given Death Race 2 the green light based on a script by Tony Giglio.

The follow-up, a prequel looking into the past of the race car driver known as Frankenstein, will probably go straight to DVD.

It is based on an idea by Anderson, but no word on who will be directing or whether The Stath will be in it although I doubt it as it’s a prequel.

Spoiler TV has the character details. Here are a few:

In his 20s-30, American, European, British, Australian, Latino, etc., handsome and confident, with a hint of danger, Lucas has been in trouble since the age of 12. Right-hand man to a notorious mobster for twelve years, he is sent away for life
after killing a cop in the course of robbing a bank. Offered a deal by the DA if he turns state’s evidence, Lucas opts to take his chances behind bars, where he soon captures the attention of a violence-peddling television producer. Possessed of some serious driving skills, assertive, strong, and charismatic, Lucas is a natural fit for the ultimate test, aka, the “Death Race.”

In her 20s – early 30s, a model turned journalist, September is is “insatiably ambitious and eye-poppingly gorgeous,” a woman who knows how to use what she’s got to get what she wants. She’s callous and self-serving, dressed provocatively, with the soul of an ice-pick, but the brains to know how to market violence to the masses. When ratings for her gladiator-style television show begin plummeting, September is quick to come up with the “Death Race” concept, thrilled by its stunning success

In her 20s – early 30s, and sexy, she is a card girl for the fight matches, later a navigator when the prisoners are forced to test their driving skills. Intelligent (valedictorian of her high school class), decent, with a good heart, Case landed in prison after killing her abusive cop husband. Quick to come to the aide of girl in peril or help Lucas outwit an adversary, she’s a courageous, admirable young woman. Teamed with Lucas for a death race, the chemistry soon heats up between the two

In his 30s, African American, a steroid-enhanced mountain man, head of the United Blood Nation, the African American gang in Terminal Island…1 speech & 5 lines, 9 scenes

In his 20s, nicknamed “Lists” because he’s a font of information about almost any subject, quickly spewing lists of details. Convicted of matricide, he’s a newbie at the prison and obviously scared. He later teams up with Gunner, becoming part of Lucas’ pit crew

Named for his fourteen “kills,” Asian, in his 30s – 40s, a “combination of Bruce Lee and Genghis Khan,” he is the leader of The Triads, the most powerful Chinese gang on the planet (or at least in the prison).sptv050769..1 speech & 1 line, 6 scenes

What would you like to see in the Death Race sequel?

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