Wednesday, 27 August 2014

RELEASE ME AGAIN! More Movies That Need a (Decent) Region 1 DVD Release

In 2011 I created a list of movies that I felt should be given a decent release on Region 1 DVD or Blu-Ray. You can find that list by clicking here. Happily, many of the titles I listed are now available, paving the way for a second list, and that what you'll find below:

(USA, 1973; Dir: Georg Fenady)

Blood and Roses
(France/Italy, 1960; Dir: Roger Vadim)

Deranged (Uncut Version)
(Canada/USA, 1974; Dir: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby)

The Devils (Uncut Version)
(UK, 1971; Dir: Ken Russell)

The Early Films of John Waters:
Hag in a Black Leather Jacket/Roman Candles/
Eat Your Makeup/The Diane Linkletter Story

(USA, 1964-1970; Dir: John Waters)

Photo by Anton Perich

The Farmer
(USA, 1977; Dir: David Berlatsky)

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
(USA, 1957; Dir: Herbert L. Strock)

I Was a Teenage Werewolf
(USA, 1957; Dir: Gene Fowler Jr.)

Island of Terror
(UK, 1966; Dir: Terence Fisher)

(France, 2011; Dir: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury)

Symptoms (UK/Belgium, 1974; Dir: José Ramón Larraz)

Der Todesking
(Germany, 1990; Dir: Jörg Buttgereit)

(USA, 1971/1972; Dir: Daniel Mann/Phil Karlson)

White Reindeer
(Finland, 1952; Dir: Erik Blomberg)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Monsters I Have Loved

Like most Monster Kids, the Universal monsters are where my love of horror films truly began. It's impossible to post about these iconic creations, however, without mentioning make up artist Jack Pierce who established the look for each save for The Creature from the Black Lagoon. He was designed by Millicent Patrick with input from Bud Westmore.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

My Other Blog

I started a second blog after a recent Facebook conversation with filmmaker Harmony Wagnor. In this conversation, Harmony asked her FB friends to tell her what they didn't like about Canadian films. This made me think of a TV idea I'd pitched a few years ago that didn't go anywhere. The idea was that the public would vote on the best Canadian films, and we'd end up with list that would be a catalyst of sorts - a decent starting point from which Canadians and movie lovers around the world could further explore Canadian movies.

As access to and lack of knowledge about the existence of many Canadian movies were two of the main issues that came out of the conversation Harmony started, I decided go ahead and see what I could stir up as far as highlighting Canadian films online. That's why I started Maple Leaf Movies.

What I'm asking you and others to do is to: 1) go online HERE and submit as many Canadian films as you feel belong on a list of Great Canadian Films. In the fall, we'll have a vote and determine a list of 25 (give or take) films. The plan from there is to have writers write about each of the film on the list. 2) Pass it on. I'd like as many films and as many people as possible involved with this.