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Quentin Tarantino to curate a series of films for the Sony Movie Channel

To get everyone in the mood for his ninth film, director and cult film guru Quentin Tarantino has something special in mind for the Sony Movie Channel. From the 5th of August Tarantino’s ‘Swinging Sixties-a-Movie Marathon’ will showcase nine films which perfectly set the tone for Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood, which comes out in cinemas on the 14th of August.

Each of these films has been specially curated, having influenced the director’s new film, and will play individually or as double features. As always with the director, there are some surprises here. In amongst ’60s classics Easy Rider and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice are secret agent specials, violent Westerns and a little bit of love in all its complicated forms. In short – it’s a masterclass in movie mood – just the thing to dive into before you take a trip back to the
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Quentin Tarantino Curates Film Series Inspired by ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ for Sony Pictures TV

Quentin Tarantino Curates Film Series Inspired by ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ for Sony Pictures TV
Quentin Tarantino is curating a film series inspired by his new movie “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” that will air later this month on the Sony Movie Channel, Sony Pictures Television announced Monday.

The film series is titled “Swinging Sixties, a Movie Marathon,” which will include nine films from the Columbia Pictures library that were released from 1958 to 1970. All of the movies were handpicked by Tarantino, and each film served as a specific influence on his latest movie, which follows an actor during a changing Hollywood in 1969.

Films such as “Easy Rider,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “Hammerhead” and more will begin airing on the Sony Movie Channel starting July 21, with two films airing each night until July 25.

Also Read: Critics Love 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' - but Saying Why Might Spoil Everything

Tarantino will also hold conversations with film writer and historian Kim
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Quentin Tarantino & Sony TV Team On Film Series To Air Ahead Of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Release

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Quentin Tarantino & Sony TV Team On Film Series To Air Ahead Of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Release
Exclusive: Quentin Tarantino has teamed with Sony Pictures Television on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Quentin Tarantino Present the Swinging Sixties. It’s a series of 10 films personally curated by Tarantino, including Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Easy Rider — all of which served as a specific influence in the creation of his upcoming 1969-set film.

The 10 films from the Columbia Pictures library, dating from 1958-70, will air over consecutive nights in more than 80 territories worldwide beginning about one week before Sony’s July 26 theatrical release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in each market. Interstitial segments featuring specially created conversations between Tarantino and film writer and historian Kim Morgan will accompany each film, along with a first look at scenes from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The film series will premiere in the U.S. on Sony Movie Channel from July 21-25, with two films airing
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The Last Command

The ‘other’ Hollywood studio version of the Alamo story is quite good, with strong production values, exciting stunt battle action and something Republic Pictures didn’t manage very often, a solid screenplay. Sterling Hayden is Jim Bowie, this version’s central hero, with great backup from Anna Maria Alberghetti, Ernest Borgnine, J. Carrol Naish, and Ben Cooper. But best of all is that old hay-shaker Arthur Hunnicutt, as the movies’ best and most natural Davy Crockett.

The Last Command

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Kl Studio Classics

1955 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 110 min. / Street Date December 11, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt, Ernest Borgnine, J. Carrol Naish, Ben Cooper, John Russell, Virginia Grey, Jim Davis, Eduard Franz, Otto Kruger, Russell Simpson, Roy Roberts, Slim Pickens, Hugh Sanders, Morris Ankrum, Argentina Brunetti, Robert Burton.

Cinematography: Jack A. Marta

Film Editor: Tony Martinelli

Original Music: Max Steiner

Special Effects: Howard
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Martin Scorsese Handpicked These 16 Key B-Movies and Westerns for Unique MoMA Series

Martin Scorsese Handpicked These 16 Key B-Movies and Westerns for Unique MoMA Series
Among Martin Scorsese’s directing projects-in-progress are a new television show (“The Caesars”), plus films based on an Oklahoma murder mystery (“Killers of the Flower Moon”) and the life of the 26th U.S. president (“Teddy”). He will also soon reunite with actors who delivered their most-acclaimed performances opposite his lens: “Casino” veteran Sharon Stone will star in a Scorsese film that’s still under wraps, while Robert De Niro’s ninth collaboration with the director — Netflix’s “The Irishman” — will be the priciest film of Scorsese’s career (reported budget: $140 million).

Still, the Oscar winner (“The Departed”) has set aside spare time for his signature cause: film preservation.

In his hometown next month, MoMA will host the second-half of its exhibition, “Martin Scorsese Presents Republic Rediscovered: New Restorations from Paramount Pictures.” The defunct studio Republic Pictures churned out 3,000 films and series, all of which are now property of Paramount.
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Review: "Trigger Jr." (1950) Starring Roy Rogers And Dale Evans; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Release

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By John M. Whalen

On Sept. 15, 2000 the New York Times ran an interview with Quentin Tarantino in which the famed director raved at length about a Roy Rogers movie called “The Golden Stallion (1949).” He absolutely loved the film and its director, William Witney, calling him a “forgotten master.” According to Tarantino, Witney was the ultimate genre film director, making everything from the classic Republic Pictures serials, to western feature films (including 27 Roy Rogers flicks). He later did films for American International, and shot numerous TV series including “Bonanza.” The thing that appealed to Qt the most about “The Golden Stallion” was the way Witney was able to sell the idea that Roy Rogers regarded Trigger as much a friend as any human being could ever be. He does five years on a chain gang to save his horse from being destroyed after being framed for killing a man. As far-fetched as that idea sounds,
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"Adventures of Captain Marvel"

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"Adventures of Captain Marvel" is a 1941 12-chapter black-and-white Republic Pictures film serial, directed by John English and William Witney, starring  Tom Tyler as 'Captain Marvel', with Frank Coghlan, Jr. as 'Billy Batson', adapting the comic book character that appeared in Fawcett Comics:

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Adventures of Captain Marvel":

"Captain Marvel" Comic Books
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Review: "Sunset In The West" (1950) Starring Roy Rogers; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

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By John M. Whalen

The stars must have formed a fortuitous alignment. Somehow, a great wrong has been righted and order has been restored to the universe. Kino Lorber, under its Kl Classics brand, has just released “Sunset in the West,” the first-ever high definition Blu-Ray edition of a Roy Rogers Trucolor western. This may not sound like a big deal to some people, but for the initiated—those who grew up watching Roy on the big screen at countless Saturday matinees in the 1950s— it is monumental. Because, until now the only Roy Rogers movies available for home viewing were dark, faded, and badly edited transfers released first on VHS and later DVD by Republic Studios. Republic treated Roy’s movies with criminal disrespect. The studio let the movies fade away with in their vaults, and then sold them to TV where they were butchered to fit time slots.
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Sunset in the West

This charming Roy Rogers oater could reboot interest in vintage ‘series’ westerns. Basically a film for little kids, it’s earnestly played by all concerned and director William Witney’s direction sparkles. The added filip that makes the difference is the beautifully restored Trucolor image — Roy’s wonder horse Trigger is indeed magnificent. I listened carefully, but I don’t think Roy actually says, “Yippie-ki-yay, M_____f____r.”

Sunset in the West

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Kl Studio Classics

1950 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 67 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 19.95

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Will Wright, Pierre Watkin, Charles La Torre, William Tannen, Gaylord Pendleton, Paul E. Burns, Dorothy Ann White, Riders of the Purple Sage.

Cinematography: Jack Marta

Color by Trucolor

Film Editor: Tony Martinelli

Original Music: R. Dale Butts

Special Effects: Howard & Theodore Lydecker

Written by Gerald Geraghty

Produced by Edward J. White

Directed
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The 2016 Lone Pine Film Festival: Words And Pictures

Ten years ago I attended the Lone Pine Film Festival for the first time. It was the 17th annual celebration in 2006 of a festival dedicated to the heritage of movies (mostly westerns, but plenty of other genres as well) shot in or near the town of Lone Pine, California, located on the outer edges of the Mojave Desert and nestled up against the Eastern Sierra Mountains in the shadow of the magnificent Mt. Whitney. The multitude of films that could and have been celebrated there were most often shot at least partially in the Alabama Hills just outside of town, a spectacular array of geological beauty that springs out of the landscape like some sort of extra-planetary exhibit, a visitation of natural and very unusual formations that have lent themselves to the imaginations of filmmakers here ever since near the dawn of the Hollywood filmmaking industry.

In writing about the
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The Vincent Price Collection III

Shout Factory opens the crypt once more, for the last remaining UA and Aip fright movies starring our favorite gentleman of horror. The label lays on the extras, with Steve Haberman commentaries and episodes of Science Fiction Theater. Now where are the Vincent Price cooking shows? The Vincent Price Collection III Master of the World, The Tower of London, Diary of a Madman, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, Cry of the Banshee Blu-ray Scream (Shout!) Factory 1961-72 / B&W + Color / 1:85 & 1:66 widescreen / 420 min. / Street Date February 16, 2016 / 69.97 Starring Vincent Price Directed by William Witney, Roger Corman, Reginald Le Borg, Kenneth Johnson, Gordon Hessler.

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Scream Factory now brings us Part Three of its Vincent Price collection, pretty much emptying the closet over at MGM. Not counting his twilight feature The Whales of August every Vincent Price film under the MGM banner will soon be out on Blu-ray.
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Contest: Win The Vincent Price Collection III on Blu-ray

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On February 16th, Scream Factory will release their third home media celebration of a cinematic legend with The Vincent Price Collection III, and we've been provided with three copies of the four-disc Blu-ray set to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Vincent Price Collection III.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "The Vincent Price Collection III Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 19th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Previous Press Release: On February 16, 2016, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection III.
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The Vincent Price Collection III Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

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On February 16th, Scream Factory will release their third celebration of a cinematic legend with The Vincent Price Collection III on Blu-ray. Ahead of the collection's release, we have high-definition clips and trailers from the four-disc tribute.

Previous Press Release: On February 16, 2016, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection III. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential collection for every movie library and brings together Five Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of Master Of The World (1961), Tower Of London (1962), Diary Of A Madman (1963), An Evening Of Edgar Allan Poe (1970) and Cry Of The Banshee (1970). Packed with a bevy of chilling bonus content including new interview with producer/director Roger Corman and writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson, new audio commentary with actor David Frankham, film historians, original theatrical trailers, archival materials,
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The Vincent Price Collection III Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

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Vincent Price fans have seen Scream Factory distribute two collections honoring the horror legend, and now they're about to witness a third. On February 16th, Scream Factory will release The Vincent Price Collection III, a four-disc tribute to Price containing five of his films and an abundance of bonus features:

Press Release: On February 16, 2016, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection III. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential collection for every movie library and brings together Five Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of Master Of The World (1961), Tower Of London (1962), Diary Of A Madman (1963), An Evening Of Edgar Allan Poe (1970) and Cry Of The Banshee (1970). Packed with a bevy of chilling bonus content including new interview with producer/director Roger Corman and writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson, new audio commentary with actor David Frankham,
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ To Get A Comic Book Sequel

Tarantino and Western film fans are in for a real treat, as Django Unchained will be getting a sequel in the form of a comic book series. To top it off, it will be a crossover with the masked outlaw, Zorro!

Dynamite Entertainment, who publish comics such as The Bionic Woman and Buck Rogers, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year by releasing the first non-film sequel to Django Unchained. Django will be teamed up with Dynamite’s long running character Zorro who is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega. Tarantino fans will notice that Zorro’s last name is shared with the Vega brothers, Vincent (Pulp Fiction) and Mr. Blonde (Reservoir Dogs), which could mean in the director’s ‘Realer Than Real World’ universe, Zorro is a distant relative of the brothers!

Important figures from Dynamite Entertainment and Tarantino himself gathered at Comic-Con in San
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Comic-Con: Quentin Tarantino Confirms 'Hateful Eight' Is Moving Forward

Comic-Con: Quentin Tarantino Confirms 'Hateful Eight' Is Moving Forward
Last week, we reported that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was heading to Comic-Con 2014 to present his Dynamite comic book series that combines characters from his hit 2012 Western Django Unchained with the iconic Zorro character. During the panel, the filmmaker confirmed that he is moving forward with his new Western The Hateful Eight.

Deadline reported just before the panel began that the filmmaker is eyeing an early 2015 start date, which lines up with a report from earlier this month where Kurt Russell revealed shooting will begin early next year. The director wouldn't divulge any more details about the project at the Comic-Con panel.

As you may know, The Hateful Eight almost never made it off the ground after the script was first completed. We reported in January that the first draft of his script was leaked, which lead to the lawsuit he filed against Gawker Media. After initially talking about shelving the project indefinitely,
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Here's How Indie Movie Rental Stores Are Surviving the New Frontier

Here's How Indie Movie Rental Stores Are Surviving the New Frontier
Seattle's Scarecrow Video has been called the greatest video store in the country, praised by the likes of Bernardo Bertolucci (who discovered it while shooting "Little Buddha") and Quentin Tarantino (who walked from downtown Seattle to the store's University District location as a kind of pilgrimage to the video Mecca), explored by Bertrand Tavernier in 1997 (he took in the entire laserdisc section and gushed over the selection of Cy Enfield and William Whitney tapes), and voted the Best of Seattle consistently in the annual Seattle Weekly readers polls. (Full disclosure: I was a manager at Scarecrow for three years back in the nineties and I am still a regular customer.) Scarecrow opened in 1988 with a couple of hundred videotapes, many of them oddball cult titles, from the personal collection of founder George Latsios. Twenty five years later, after a near-bankruptcy and a rescue by a couple of Microsoft engineers (Carl Tostevin
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Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on New World Pictures' Blaxploitation Title 'Darktown Strutters'

Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on New World Pictures' Blaxploitation Title 'Darktown Strutters'
New World Action Pictures! week kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker David DeCoteau introducing "Darktown Strutters," directed by William Witney (a Tarantino favorite). Veteran western and serial director Witney began his career as a bit player in 1934, cashed in his Hollywood chips with this penultimate, extremely cartoony and uncharacteristic effort. New World picked it up from Roger Corman's brother Gene who produced it with Tennessee financing but was unable to find a distributor. When it proved a bit too bizarre for the general blaxploitation market, Nw reissued it two years later as Get Down and Boogie, to similarly meager boxoffice returns. For years this was considered Witney's last feature, but in recent years a German-us western called Showdown at Eagle Gap has surfaced on video from Echo Bridge.
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Django Unchained: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Slave Auction

What you can say about Quentin Tarantino that hasn’t already been said in spades? He’s been called a genius. An idiot. A master. A destroyer of independent film. A visionary. And the “century’s biggest racist.”

Tarantino, in his affably rudimentary manner, analyzes himself best: “Possibly I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing -- taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before."

The problem for some cinephiles is that much of what Tarantino sincerely adores and often emulates is pure celluloid crapola, films to digest with plenty of cheap beer and cold pizza on hand. This addiction is a sort of heterosexual camp. Where
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Quentin Tarantino, Lone Pine, and an Unsung Hero

As Western buffs gather this weekend for the annual film festival in Lone Pine, California—the location for hundreds of movies since the silent era—the local museum is featuring its newest donation, from Quentin Tarantino: a period-style dentist wagon featured in his upcoming movie Django Unchained. Tarantino is not only a dyed-in-the-wool film fanatic, but a great admirer of prolific B moviemaker William Witney, who shot countless Western features, serial chapters, and television episodes in Lone Pine over the years. (How much does Q. admire Mr. Witney? He included footage from Witney’s Roy Rogers feature The Golden Stallion in Kill Bill Vol. 2.) If you’ve never...

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