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Lord of Tears – packaging

by on Oct.14, 2013, under Other Musings

This might be a bit of a strange review, but i had to get something down on paper… or should that be up on the website… regarding the outstandingly beautiful LOT03packaging which Lord of Tears is being distributed within. I have never seen such carefully designed, well thought out and loved to the point of releasing a
DVD and Soundtrack combo in a full gatefold, stunningly illustrated sleeve, wrapped in black tissue paper with a feather. This just all looks so god damn good and it only adds to the whole experience. There is also a very nice photo booklet and a 440 page downloadable
book which you can grab after watching the film so as not to introduce any spoilers.

Compare this to the usual experience of ordering a film from a popular media website, the disc arrives, it is plastic, often with a broken spool to hold the disc in place. You sigh and place the item on the shelf for a rainy day, deflated by the loss of your hard earned cash. Hex media offer something much more emotionally valuable.

Hex Media are doing something totally ‘out there’, offering a unique experience to the purchaser of genre products, with a lush product to enjoy and desire rather than cheep plastic casing. Their M.O. is to focus on premium produced physical products over the VOD downloads. I’m all in favour and this is even before i’ve even seen the movie!

LOT02For the record, i’ve been awaiting this film for quite some time, excited by the press still which were offered some time ago, the film looks beautiful, dark and totally what 365 loves. It is reported as being a revitalised low-budget, supernatural chiller in the true British Hammer tradition, following the likes of The Wicker Man, The Innocents and The Haunting.

I’ll be viewing the film over the next few days and will offer a full review; my first in over 2 years since Black Swan. Check back soon just to see if you can judge a book by its cover.

 

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Truth or Dare – update

by on Oct.06, 2013, under Other Musings

Congratulations to Jessica Cameron who has just won Best Feature of Calgary Horror Con 2013 for her movie, Truth or Dare. Last month she won Best Horror Feature at the Arizona Underground Film Festival, whilst the film gained further attention when the stunning talent of the cast topped the festival’s list of Hottest Women.

There is no stopping this film, and no stopping the talent that is Jessica Cameron.

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German Angst – Kickstarter

by on Oct.06, 2013, under Other Musings

Greg Baty over at the stunning horror site, Cinesploitation brought this kickstarter to my attention. The amazing Jörg Buttgereit returns after a 20 year hiatus and i’ll certainly be looking forward to seeing what he’ll be offering. I’ve been a huge fan of the German director ever since seeing his short film, Hot Love. Nekromantik was outstanding and i was lucky enough to meet the guy at a screening of Nekromantik 2 at the London Scala many years ago.

So the kickstarter campaign is to fund the film which will see Buttgereit owning a segment of an anthology, the other two slots will be Michal Kosakowski (Zero Killed) and Andreas Marschall (Tears of Kali). This will be special. Show Jörg some love, back the Kickstarter and keep up to date with progress by checking out the website.

German Angst

 

 

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