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Blue Underground to Release Goodbye Uncle Tom on 4K/Blu-ray!

  In a bold move, Blue Underground has announced the upcoming release of "Goodbye Uncle Tom" on Limited Edition 4K UHD and Blu-Ray on April 23rd. This release will offer viewers a chance to witness one of the most notorious and graphic films ever made, showcasing a haunting portrayal of America's dark history of slavery. Originally released in 1971, "Goodbye Uncle Tom" is an Italian mondo-docudrama directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, the masterminds behind "Mondo Cane." Drawing from period documentation and historical accounts, the film vividly recreates the antebellum South and delves into the horrors of the slave trade. However, the film's unflinching depiction of slavery's atrocities sparked controversy from its inception. Distributors in the US insisted on radical edits to tone down the graphic content before its release. Despite these efforts, "Goodbye Uncle Tom" continued to stir strong reactions among critics a

Following Films Podcast: Brett Harvey on BREAKING OLYMPIA

  Today on the podcast, I am joined by director Brett Harvey. Brett is a Canadian documentarian best known for Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, which holds a coveted 100% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. I had Brett on the show to discuss his latest film BREAKING OLYMPIA. The documentary is the definitive, never-before-told told story of Phil Heath – perhaps the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Featuring interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, and many more, BREAKING OLYMPIA tracks the pivotal point in Heath’s career when, despite being plagued by injuries that come with 18 years of physical and mental sacrifice, Heath stands on the edge of altering the face of bodybuilding history.  BREAKING OLYMPIA is currently available on VOD.

Unveiling Hidden Gems: The Top Ten Most Underseen Films

More now than ever, in the vast landscape of cinema, some gems sparkle quietly in the shadows, waiting to be discovered by adventurous cinephiles. These underseen films might have slipped under the radar upon release, overshadowed by blockbusters or missed amidst the constant churn of new releases. However, they possess a unique charm, compelling narratives, and exceptional craftsmanship that deserve recognition. Let's delve into the realm of cinematic hidden gems and unveil the top ten most underseen films. "The Fall" (2006) Director Tarsem Singh's visually stunning masterpiece, "The Fall," is a mesmerizing tale that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. Set against breathtaking landscapes, the film follows the fantastical journey of a paralyzed stuntman who weaves an epic narrative to captivate a young girl's imagination. With its breathtaking visuals and emotionally resonant storytelling, "The Fall" is a cinematic marvel waiting to be

Caitlin Cronenberg's Debut Feature HUMANE

HUMANE takes place over a single day, mere months after a global ecological collapse has forced world leaders to take extreme measures to reduce the earth’s population. In a wealthy enclave, a recently retired newsman has invited his grown children to dinner to announce his intentions to enlist in the nation’s new euthanasia program. But when the father’s plan goes horribly awry, tensions flare and chaos erupts among his children. Director Caitlin Cronenberg grew up on the sets of Canada’s most iconic filmmaker to become a supremely gifted visual storyteller in her own right. As an in-demand celebrity portraitist, Caitlin’s work has been featured in top global publications including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, The Washington Post, W Magazine and Variety. A proud Torontonian, she shot the cover and album art for Drake’s four-time platinum, Grammy nominated record Views. Caitlin’s move into the directing chair started with music videos and sh


MULHOLLAND DRIVE is a complex and surreal film directed by David Lynch, known for its non-linear narrative and dreamlike sequences. The ending is open to interpretation and has been the subject of much debate among viewers. Here's a breakdown of the ending: Diane's Dream vs. Reality: Throughout the film, there are two main narrative threads: one follows Betty/Diane's dreamlike experiences in Hollywood, and the other delves into Diane's harsh reality. The ending reveals that the majority of the film has been a dream constructed by Diane Selwyn, a failed actress, as a means to escape the guilt and pain of her actions. Betty/Diane's Descent into Madness: Betty, played by Naomi Watts, represents Diane's idealized self—a hopeful and innocent aspiring actress. However, as the film progresses, it becomes clear that Betty's story is unraveling, and her identity begins to merge with Diane's. This culminates in the revelation that Betty is merely a construct of Di

The Gate opens up on May 14, available on Blu-ray SteelBook

When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen's backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate — an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The teenagers soon understand what evil they've released as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it's now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever . . . if it's not too late. SPECIAL FEATURES  Audio Commentaries Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview Featurettes: The Gate: Unlocked Minion Maker From Hell It Came The Workman

Following Films Podcast: The China Brothers on NIGHT SHIFT and Adam Cooper on SLEEPING DOGS

Today on the podcast we have two interviews! First up, I'm joined by Benjamin China and Paul China to discuss their film NIGHT SHIFT. While working her first night shift at a remote motel, a woman begins to suspect that the property is haunted. NIGHT SHIFT is currently available on VOD. Then after the break, I chat with Adam Cooper about the Russell Crowe thriller SLEEPING DOGS. An ex-homicide detective (Russell Crowe) with memory loss is forced to solve a brutal murder, only to uncover chilling secrets from his forgotten past. SLEEPING DOGS will be in theatres this Friday, March 22nd.