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2:04 PM on 02.21.2014

Anchorman 2 getting R-rated re-release

It appears that when we all went out to the theaters to see Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues we weren't getting the legit version of the film. You know the one that was rated R and had all the bad words in it. That movi...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 01.31.2014

First 13 of 300: Rise of an Empire to be shown before 300

So first things first. 300, the first one directed by Zack Snyder, is having an event screening in 10 cities around the country on February 1. Those cities are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Dallas, Washi...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 01.14.2014

Gravity re-releasing in theaters this weekend

You have to see Gravity in theaters and in 3D. I'm pretty sure everyone has been screaming this since it released. It will just not be the same at home. Unfortunately for you the movie left theaters before you got a...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 09.03.2013

See The Wizard of Oz 3D early and free

The Wizard of Oz, you say? But I've seen that a bajillion times. Yes, that may be true, but have you seen it in 3D and the big screen all digitally remastered? No, because that would be impossible until now since it was never...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 06.04.2013

Wizard of Oz getting 3D re-release

It's hard to imagine how stunning The Wizard of Oz must have been to someone seeing it on the big scree 75 years ago. The incredible color and spectacle weren't really matched back then, but for a modern audience seeing the c...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 05.06.2013

Cleopatra getting 50th anniversary re-releases

Cleopatra, the epic film known as much for its off screen issues as it was for its grandeur, is turning 50 this year and 20th Century Fox isn't about to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate it. They've remastered the...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 04.04.2013

Review: Jurassic Park 3D

It's in 3D! It's like the Jurassic Park you have at home on DVD or Blu-ray, but with more depth. You also have to wear glasses or else it's just blurry Jurassic Park. Also, the dinosaurs win. At the end there's just a bloody pile of human body parts with the raptors standing over them laugh maniacally. Yea, they learn to open doors and laugh maniacally. 

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 02.19.2013

Rumor: Dr. No coming to IMAX 3D

Through a convoluted series of events it appears that James Bond's first on screen adventure, Dr. No, will be receiving a 3D IMAX re-release. Blooding Cool was first hinted to the possibility when the Taiwanese Blu-Ray r...

Matthew Razak

Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week photo
Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week
by Liz Rugg

Beasts of the Southern Wild was this year's breakout independent movie, as favorite among the Flixist staff that have seen it, and also probably the longest review we have to date. In the light of the dark horse candidate's four Oscar nominations (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay) Fox Searchlight has decided to re-release the move in theaters beginning this weekend.

Beasts will be re-released on Friday, January 18th in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Miami, Washington DC, New York City and Los Angeles. For showtimes check your local theaters or Fox Searchlight's website. If you haven't seen Beasts yet, it's totally worth catching, especially before the Oscars!

[via First Showing]

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11:00 AM on 11.21.2012

Independence Day not being re-released in 3D after all

With sequels reportedly on the way, Fox has surprisingly opted to shelve a 3D re-release of 1996 alien invasion blockbuster Independence Day, which had been set for release on July 3rd 2013. No word has been given on any reas...

Xander Markham

Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction return to theaters in Dec. photo
Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction return to theaters in Dec.
by Hubert Vigilla

There's a whole lot of Quentin Tarantino going on at the end of the year. There's Django Unchained on Christmas Day and there's the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection Blu-ray in late November. Sandwiched between those, however, is the return of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction to the big screen, both playing one night only through Fathom Events.

Reservoir Dogs (which turned 20 this year) is up first on Tuesday, December 4th. Pulp Fiction will follow on Thursday, December 6th. Both screenings start at 7:00pm.

For more info, go here for Reservoir Dogs and go here for Pulp Fiction.

[Via The Film Stage]

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Trailer: Miami Connection photo
Trailer: Miami Connection
by Hubert Vigilla

Behold, the official re-release trailer for Miami Connection, the Citizen Kane of Taekwondo new wave band movies. The trailer was edited by Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener, and it makes great use of the song "Against the Ninja." It's a fine complement to François Simard's poster for Miami Connection, which evokes the feel of classic VHS box art.

I've been pretty evangelical to friends about Miami Connection as a rediscovered cult classic, especially since the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival. During our coverage, I got to interview Grandmaster Y.K. Kim, the film's star and co-director. I also saw the movie multiple times.

Look for Flixist's review of Miami Connection closer to the film's theatrical run in November.

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Trailer: Wake in Fright photo
Trailer: Wake in Fright
by Hubert Vigilla

Well-regarded in its native Australia but virtually unseen in the United States, Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright is getting a special stateside rerelease to celebrate it's 40th anniversary. The film has been likened to Deliverance and Straw Dogs, and has earned some rave reviews from Martin Scorsese, Roger Ebert, and Nick Cave. I'm definitely excited to check this out. Here's a synopsis:

Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant (Gary Bond), a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough Australian outback mining town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left.

In the gallery is the poster for the rerelease. Wake in Fright will screen at Fantastic Fest on September 26th. The film opens in New York City on October 5th at Film Forum, and expands nationwide on October 12th. For a list of theaters playing Wake in Fright, click here.

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6:00 PM on 09.14.2012

John Carpenter's Halloween returning to theaters

I don't know if re-releases are a new thing or if I had somehow just missed their existences. Either way, they certainly seem to be getting more and more frequent. Such is the case with the 1978 classic Halloween, which will ...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

8:00 AM on 08.31.2012

The Avengers is back in theaters for one week only

Starting today, The Avengers returns to theaters in a big way for one week only. If you're one of the few people who hasn't seen the movie yet and you don't want to wait for the DVD/Blu-Ray release on September 25th, her...

Hubert Vigilla

10:00 AM on 06.01.2012

Drafthouse Films gives Miami Connection back to the world

Drafthouse Films has gotten their hands on the 1987 cult martial arts movie Miami Connection, written, directed, and starring 9th degree black belt Grandmaster Y.K. Kim. It'll be released theatrically and on video later this...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 PM on 03.15.2012

The Bodyguard returning to theaters to profit on a death

Fathom Events can give whatever justification they want for why the 1992 film The Bodyguard is returning to theaters. They say it's to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's release, and there is a 20th anniversary edit...

Bob Muir

Theatrical rerelease of Casablanca coming March 21st photo
Theatrical rerelease of Casablanca coming March 21st
by Hubert Vigilla

Casablanca turns 70 this year. To celebrate, you have a chance to catch it on the big screen for one night only. Turner Classic Movies is hosting nationwide screenings of Casablanca on March 21st at participating theaters. The screenings will all feature TCM's own head honcho Robert Osborne introducing the film and providing a behind-the-scenes look at the production.

Now, I get a bit wistful about Casablanca and Robert Osborne. Both remind me of a girl I dated years ago who had the grace of Ingrid Bergman mixed with the moxie of Katharine Hepburn. She used to talk about how when she felt lonely, she'd tune into TCM because Robert Osborne felt like a friend. Had I only been a little more mature things could have worked out. If she was Casablanca, at the time I was Woody Allen's Play it Again, Sam.

You can read the full press release here, or if you're through with that jazz, you can view a list of participating theaters here. All Casablanca screenings will begin at 7:00pm local time.

[Via Collider]

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Should you see The Phantom Menace in 3D? photo
Should you see The Phantom Menace in 3D?
by Alex Katz

Why in God's name would you want to see The Phantom Menace in 2D, let alone 3D?

No, you shouldn't see The Phantom Menace in 3D. Stop asking stupid questions.

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2:00 PM on 01.31.2012

Titanic 3D to screen in select cities for Valentine's Day

Two weeks from today comes every man's worst nightmare: VALENTINE'S DAY. The Hallmark holiday comes with overhyped expectations for those in relationships, as well as a psychological blow to the heart for those desperate to s...

Geoff Henao

More than 30 Hammer horror movies getting HD treatment photo
More than 30 Hammer horror movies getting HD treatment
by Hubert Vigilla

When I worked at a video store in the 90s, I always enjoyed the VHS Hammer releases from Anchor Bay -- plastic clamshells, notes on the interior sleeve, and some extras at the end of the tape. I still have quite a few of them for nostalgia's sake, and I sometimes wear an onion on my belt (that was the style at the time). Well, now that Hammer is making a comeback, it's time for gramps to update some of his collection.

StudioCanal, Anolis Entertainment in Germany, and a number of other groups are doing a massive HD restoration of more than 30 Hammer films. The first Blu-Ray will be Dracula: Prince of Darkness, while will be released in the UK in March. Other titles getting an HD treatment will include The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy (1959), Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, and Rasputin the Mad Monk. The releases will feature a number of documentary extras produced by Marcus Hearn, author of The Hammer Vault.

There is also a newly restored, uncut version of Dracula (1958), which make its world premiere on February 18th at the Vault festival in London. Hammer has launched a restoration blog to keep people up to date with all these happenings.

After the cut, I've included original trailers for four of the Hammer movies being restored -- Dracula: Prince of Darkness, The Reptile, The Plague of the Zombies, and The Devil Rides Out. Time to change my onion.

[Via Twitch, Hammer Restoration Blog]

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7:00 PM on 10.07.2011

Want to know if Ghostbusters is playing near you?

Because I am the master of all Internet Fact, I proved in my last article about the Ghostbusters re-release that if you don't like Ghostbusters, you deserve to be eaten by wolves and stapled into a human centipede. Also, the ...

Alex Katz