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Phobos: Club of Fear – Footage from Russian horror

Posted by LiveFor on February 14, 2010

A rainy summer evening…Young people are arriving at the new trendy club named Phobos which is still under construction. Or re-construction – since it’s a former bomb shelter which is reconstructed to become a club. At first, nothing appears wrong, but soon the bunker doors turn out to be locked, and the revellers are trapped underground without any communication. At first it all seems a joke, not realising how dangerous their situation is. Then they get frightened. All of them will need to cope with their fears before the bunker will let them free.

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The Silent House (La Casa Muda) – Horror film that is supposedly filmed in one continuous shot

Posted by LiveFor on January 27, 2010

I am not sure if this horror film from Uruguay was actually done in a single 74 minute sequence shot with not cuts – often in these kind of things there are very clever cuts that you don’t notice (Hitchcock’s Rope is a classic example of using long takes) – but it is a nice selling point. It was also filmed on a digital SLR, specifically with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage that seems to be off the beaten track in order to update it since its owner (will soon put the house up for sale. They will spend the night there in order to start the repairs the following morning. Everything seems to go smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own, waiting for her father to come down.

It is also supposedly based on an real event that took place in 1944 in an old farmhouse where were found two brutally tortured bodies, without their tongues. Disturbing photographs were the key to solving the bloody crime.

What did you think of the trailer? One to watch? Could it be done in one shot?

This isn’t the first film done in one shot. Many have claimed to be including another one out this year called Cut. However, Emma Green let me know about one from 2002 called Russian Ark which sounds quite good. Do you know of any earlier examples?

Source: Quiet Earth

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Los Paranoicos (The Paranoids) – Poster and trailer for Argentinian Comedy

Posted by LiveFor on January 23, 2010

A loser with a successful friend discovers his luck might change as long as he doesn’t mind betraying his buddy in this edgy comedy from Argentina.

Luciano (Daniel Hendler) is a neurotic and accident-prone children’s entertainer who is struggling to launch a career as a screenwriter when he’s not fretting about his health. After Luciano accidentally puts his performing partner Sherman (Martin Feldman) in the hospital, he’s unable to do shows for a few weeks and is wondering what to do when his old friend Manuel (Walter Jakob) returns to Buenos Aires for a visit.

Manuel is the star of a popular television show in Spain, and he’s dating a beautiful woman, Sophia (Jazmin Stuart), who comes along for the ride. Manuel helps Luciano land a writing assignment, but it’s uncomfortably obvious he’s only helping his pal out of a sense of obligation and doesn’t believe in his talent.

As Luciano struggles to meet his deadline, Manuel is called away on business for a few days, and Sophia, a stranger in town, spends some time with Luciano while her boyfriend is away. Sophia finds Luciano’s eccentricities endearing rather than annoying, and he soon realizes he has the opportunity to steal his friend’s lover away.

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EV – What happens when a gunman gets into the Big Brother house

Posted by LiveFor on January 6, 2010

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Holy Star Blazers! Live action Space Battleship Yamoto footage

Posted by LiveFor on January 1, 2010

SPACE BATTLESHIP ヤマトis the live action adaption of the old Japanese cartoon that was redubbed and called Star Blazers in the West. I remember watching some of it as a kid and I loved the fact it was an old ocean going battleship that was turned into a spacecraft (are you listening Peter Berg?) It was a cracking design concept.

Set in 2220, the pic will depict the evacuation of 300 million people from Earth to avoid certain death from an expanding black hole. The Yamato, a space battleship, is leading the rescue fleet when it is attacked by an alien force.

Takuya Kimura, the member of the SMAP entertainment unit known to Japanese fans as “KimuTaku,” will star as the main hero Susumu Kodai in the remake of the space opera classic. Kimura also starred as the title character in the Howl’s Moving Castle animated film released in 2004.

Check out the footage below. It looks bloody good.

Space Battleship Yamato will be released in December 2010 in Japan.

Source: Quiet Earth

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La Horde – Poster for French zombie film hits

Posted by LiveFor on December 23, 2009

“North of Paris. In order to avenge the murder of one of their own by a group of ruthless gangsters, four corrupt cops go on a rampage in a condemned building serving as the mobsters’ hideout. Now trapped, the officers are about to be executed when the unimaginable occurs: hordes of bloodthirsty, cannibalistic creatures invade the building, savagely attacking everyone. Unexpected alliances are made when their lives are threatened by the unthinkable.”

Source: Dread Central

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14 Blades – Trailer for Donnie Yen’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on October 28, 2009

film-14bladesAn excellent trailer for what looks like a great film starring Starring Donnie Yen, Zhao Wei, Chun Wu and Sammo Hung.

During the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor of China possessed one weapon greater than all others, the Jinyiwei, an elite force of assassins recruited from street orphans. Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades, eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade being reserved for suicide when a mission failed. Above the law, with a license to kill, the Jinyiwei devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone. When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch JIA, the best of the Jinyiwei, QINGLONG and XUANWU, are assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. However unbeknownst to Qinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission Qinglong is betrayed by Xuanwu and barely escapes with his life. Now as the most wanted man in the land Qinglong must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.

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Vanquisher – Trailer for Thai action film

Posted by LiveFor on October 28, 2009

Vanquisher is a story of a undercover agent who was betrayed by her handler and come back to take revenge. A movie that is full of actions, martial arts, guns and bombs.

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Black Lightning – Full trailer for Timur Bekmambetov superhero flying car film

Posted by LiveFor on October 19, 2009

chernajamolnija_5tDirected by Dmitriy Kiselev and Alexandr Voitinsk and produced by Bekmambetov. It looks like Russian’s answer to all the comic book superheroics we have been seeing lately.

This is a story of Moscow University’s student who becomes the owner of ordinary from the first sight, been-used, but… able to fly “Volga” car. With this car he will be able to not only avoid Moscow traffic jams, but unexpectedly for himself turn to city’s defender, mysterious fighter against Evil.

Due out in Russia on 31st December 2009 and I think it looks very cool indeed.

Source: Quiet Earth

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Vanquisher – Poster for Thai Action film

Posted by LiveFor on October 13, 2009

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“Genja” CIA’s fearsome female agent who has become the target of her own organization after her last covert mission in the Southern Thailand. Fortunately, she somehow survives the assassination. But later she is confronted by an assassin with orders to “take her out at all costs.” It would be discovered later that the orders had originated from the CIA itself.

Source: 24FPS

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