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MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Drafthouse Films Part Two

Going through Drafthouse Films entire catalogue for the gift guide has reminded why I love film so much. It literally connects to every aspect of life. They have films that are just plain doofy fun. This episode will cover titles...

The Stack: HALLOWEEN Deluxe Blu-Ray Box, Two From Drafthouse Films, And Synapse's CURTAINS

Welcome back to The Stack. It's me, Dave Canfield, throwing some Halloween coverage at ya. This year has seen some amazing releases. In addition to what is mentioned in the headline, I recommend the Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film DVD Box...

SERPICO, WINGS And WHITE DOG Headline Masters Of Cinema 2014 Q1 Slate

It is always an exciting day when Eureka Entertainment announces their upcoming titles for its Masters of Cinema series, and with today's announcement, they might have just outdone themselves. Sidney Lumet's seminal police thriller, Serpico, starring a top-of-his-game Al Pacino...

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide Calendar! BREAKING BAD Barrel, BATMAN Longbox, DOCTOR WHO Season 1-7, And More

Gift Guide season approacheth to heat up and that means extra-fun packaging, box sets, the inclusion of gee-gaws etc. So I've thrown together a handy box set calendar of stateside goodness. We'll be covering these as they come in. But...

Masters Of Cinema To Release Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

Eureka Entertainment has announced its acquisition of Ted Kotcheff's 1971 Australian survival thriller Wake in Fright, for its Masters of Cinema label. Lost for many years following its debut at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival, Wake in Fright is...

Hey, Toronto! THE MIAMI CONNECTION And WAKE IN FRIGHT Hit The Lightbox March 29th!

Hey, Toronto! Drafthouse Films is coming north with local partners Films We Like bringing The Miami Connection and Wake In Fright to the big screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox starting March 29th! If you're a regular reader here you...

Now On Blu-ray: Drafthouse Films Presents MIAMI CONNECTION, TRAILER WAR, And WAKE IN FRIGHT

Following their release of Mads Brugger's The Ambassador, Drafthouse Films tackled a pair of very different rep titles, and the result is a pair of extremely different, but extremely entertaining features, the likes of which we don't see too often. Those...

Have Your Say: Will You Be Watching HALLOWEEN Tonight?

In a shocking display of wordwide unity, every cinema in the world will be playing John Carpenter's Halloween tonight! Not really, of course, but it may seem that way. In the UK, the film is showing at all VUE cinemas...

DVD Review: It's Grim Up North In HELL IS A CITY

The UK doesn't really do noir, do we? Okay, we had a brief flirtation with the idea around the 70s when Donald Cammell was still directing, but those were psycho-thrillers and grimy character studies more than bleak, existential detective stories....

FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff Talks His Australian Classic WAKE IN FRIGHT

After cutting his teeth on TV in the sixties Ted Kotcheff broke out big time with Wake In Fright (1971) a devastatingly cinematic adaptation of Kenneth Cook's novel. It and L'avventura (1960) by Michelangelo Antonioni are the only films ever...

Watch An Exclusive Clip From Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

Ted Kotcheff's neglected classic Wake In Fright begins its limited US theatrical release October 5 and ScreenAnarchy is proud to present an exclusive clip from the picture that Nick Cave has described as "the best and most terrifying film about...

Fantastic Fest 2012: WAKE IN FRIGHT Defies The Mold Of Rural Horrors

Everybody loves a good hillbilly horror film. Of course, the elephant in the room when anyone talks about the terrors of the uncivilized parts of the civilized world is John Boorman's Deliverance. In that film, a group of weekend warriors...

Check Out An Extended Gallery Of Stills From Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

With the remastered version of Ted Kotcheff's classic but little seen Wake In Fright soon to screen at Fantastic Fest before rolling out on a limited US release we've got an extensive gallery of stills from the film for your...

Troubling New Trailer For Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

It's a film that Nick Cave has called the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence and Ted Kotcheff's classic Wake In Fright will soon be terrifying audiences at Fantastic Fest before rolling out to a limited theatrical...

Drafthouse To Release Outback-Noir Classic WAKE IN FRIGHT!

"Are you new to The 'Yabba?"Almost a decade before Mad Max was unleashed, and before directors like Peter Weir, Phil Noyce and Fred Schepisi (not to mention Crocodile Dundee, mate) started to define Australia on screen for world audiences, a Yank named Ted Kotcheff and...