SYNOPSIS

Danielle (Margot Kidder) is a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, Brian De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator, Bernard Herrmann.

  • "

    Sisters is a marvelous contemporary horror film that takes on all the elements of a Hitchcock masterpiece

    " - REX REED, New York Daily News

CREDITS

  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Screenplay:

    Brian De Palma

  • Cast:

    Margot Kidder

    ,

    Jennifer Salt

    ,

    Charles Durning

    ,

    William Finley

  • Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Associate Producers: Lynn Pressman, Robert Rhodie

  • Distributor:

    AIP/Orion

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    AWARDS

    Nominated:
  • Best Horror Film, Golden Scroll/Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1975

    TRIVIA

  • Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt were roommates when Brian De Palma sent them individual boxes with the script as a Christmas present.

  • Jennifer Salt cites the character of Grace Collier as her personal favorite of her performance.

  • Jennifer Salt and her real-life mother, Mary Davenport, portray mother and daughter on screen.

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Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)

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SYNOPSIS

When a record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals both the music and the muse from composer Winslow Leach (Bill Finley), disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace known as The Paradise.

  • "

    Very funny…a spectacular celebration of horror movie nostalgia.”

    " - The Hollywood Reporter

CREDITS

  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Screenplay:

    Brian De Palma

  • Cast:

    Paul Williams

    ,

     Jessica Harper

    ,

    Bill Finley

    ,

    Gerrit Graham

  • Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Executive Producer: Gustave Berne

  • Associate Producers: Michael Arciaga, Jeffrey Hayes, Paul Lewis, Bill Scott

  • Assistant Producer: Lynn Raymond

  • Distributor:

    20th Century Fox

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    AWARDS

    Won:
  • Grand Prize/Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, 1975

  • Nominated:
  • Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score, and/or Adaptation (Paul Williams and George Aliceson Tipton)/Academy Awards, 1975

  • Best Original Score (Paul Williams)/Golden Globes, 1975

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    Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Brian De Palma)/Writers Guild of America, 1975

    TRIVIA

  • There is a fan site called “The Swan Archives” which states it is “a division of the Swan Foundation, the nonprofit wing of Swan Song Enterprises, which is dedicated to preserving for posterity the legacy of Swan, the most successful record producer and entertainment entrepreneur in history.”

  • Sissy Spacek worked as a set dresser for this film to assist her boyfriend, Jack Fisk, who was the film’s production designer.

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Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out) (1980)

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SYNOPSIS

Harry Stadling (Brandon Maggert) is obsessed with Christmas. In fact he wants to be the ‘authentic Santa Claus, with a real suit, sleigh and reindeer.’ Ever since he learned the ‘truth’ about Santa, he’s tried to make Christmas a reality. Growing up a toy maker, Harry is met with naysayers and critics who mock him for his yuletide beliefs but he wants people to get the presents they deserve, even if that means giving the gift of murder. Lewis Jackson’s classic black comedy horror film is, according to cult film director/auteur John Waters, “the best seasonal film of all time. I wish I had kids. I’d make them watch it every year and, if they didn’t like it, they’d be punished!’”

CREDITS

  • Director: Lewis Jackson
  • Screenplay:

    Lewis Jackson

  • Cast:

    Brandon Maggart

    ,

    Jeffrey DeMunn

    ,

    Dianne Hull

  • Producers: Pete Kameron, Burt Kleiner

  • Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman (Studio), Jerold Rubenstein

  • Associate Producer: Michael A. Levine

  • Distributor:

    Pan American Pictures

MEDIA

    TRIVIA

  • When Harry slips on the street running from the mob, he really did slip, and Lewis Jackson left it in the film.

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SYNOPSIS

A gifted cartoonist’s life comes apart at the seams when his drawing hand is accidentally severed. Slowly, painfully, he tries to adjust… but a terrifying evil creeps into his consciousness. And one by one, the people who stand in his way begin to die. Written and directed by Oliver Stone, this spellbinder showcases a vivid central performance by Michael Caine and wonderfully ghoulish special effects by veteran macabre master Carlo Rambaldi.

CREDITS

  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Screenplay:

    Oliver Stone

  • Cast:

    Michael Caine

    ,

    Andrea Marcovicci

    ,

    Annie McEnroe

  • Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Executive Producer: Clark L. Paylow

  • Associate Producer: Bert Kamerman

  • Distributor:

    Orion/Warner Bros.

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Nominated:
  • Best Supporting Actress (Viveca Lindfors)/Saturn Award, 1982

    TRIVIA

  • Ed met his future wife, Annie McEnroe, on the film.

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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

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SYNOPSIS

The epic tale of a child sold into slavery who grows into a man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who seeks revenge against the warlord who massacred his tribe.

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    “The movie is a triumph of design, set decoration, special effects, and makeup. At a time when most of the big box-office winners display state-of-the-art technology, Conan ranks right up there with the best.”

    " - ROGER EBERT, JANUARY 1, 1982

CREDITS

  • Director: John Milius
  • Screenplay:

    John Milius, Oliver Stone, Robert E. Howard (stories)

  • Cast:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    ,

    James Earl Jones

  • Producers: Raffaella De Laurentiis, Buzz Feitshans

  • Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman, D. Constantine Conte

  • Co-Producer:  Edward Summer

  • Distributor:

    Universal/20th Century Fox

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Won:
  • New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture- Female (Sandahl Bergman)/Golden Globes, 1983

  • Best Actress (Sandahl Bergman), Best Fantasy Film/Saturn Awards, 1983

  • Nominated:
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sandahl Bergman did their own stunts because suitable body doubles couldn’t be found.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger had to tone down his workout because his arm/chest muscles were so big that he couldn’t wield a sword properly.

    TRIVIA

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sandahl Bergman did their own stunts, as suitable body doubles couldn’t be found.

  • To give the characers’ costumes a more authentic and “lived-in” look, Dino De Laurentils had the cast members wear their costumes both during rehearsals and the actual scene shoots.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger had to tone down his workout, as his arm/chest muscles were so big that he couldn’t wield a sword properly.

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Conan The Destroyer (1984)

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SYNOPSIS

The wandering barbarian, Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his goofy rogue pal, Malak (Tracey Walter), are tasked with escorting Queen Taramis’ virgin niece, Princess Jehnna and her bodyguard, Bombaata, to a mystical island fortress. They must retrieve a magical crystal that legends say can awaken the god of dreams, Dagoth. Along the way, Conan reunites with the wise wizard, Akiro, and befriends the fierce female fighter, Zula (Grace Jones). Together the heroes face ancient traps, powerful Wizards, plots of betrayal, and even the dream god, Dagoth, himself.

CREDITS

  • Director: Richard Fleischer
  • Screenplay:

    Stanley Mann, Roy Thomas & Gerry Conway (story), Robert E. Howard (character)

  • Cast:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    ,

    Grace Jones

    ,

    Wilt Chamberlain

    ,

    Tracey Walter

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Raffaella De Laurentiis

  • Executive Producers: Dino De Laurentiis, Stephen F. Kesten

  • Distributor:

    Universal Pictures

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Nominated:
  • Best Supporting Actress (Grace Jones)/Saturn Awards, 1985

    TRIVIA

  • Wilt Chamberlain’s first and only film role.

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Masters Of The Universe (1987)

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SYNOPSIS

A group of fantasy-world freedom fighters, led by the heroic He-Man (Dolph Lundgren), are accidentally transported to Earth by a mysterious Cosmic Key, which holds the power to make his nemesis Skeletor (Frank Langella) all-powerful. Once on Earth, He-Man and his team are joined by two teenagers as they battle Skeletor and attempt to find the Key and return home to Eternia. Based on the media franchise with comic books published by DC, Marvel Comics, and Image Comics.

CREDITS

  • Director: Gary Goddard
  • Screenplay:

    David Odell

  • Cast:

    Dolph Lundgren

    ,

    Frank Langella

    ,

    Courteney Cox

  • Producers: Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan

  • Executive Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Co-Producer: Elliot Schick

  • Associate Producers: Michael Flynn, Evzen Kolar

  • Distributor:

    Vestron

MEDIA

No press for this film

    AWARDS

    Won:
  • Outstanding Achievement (Gary Goddard)/Silver Scroll, 1988

    TRIVIA

  • Frank Langella went on record in an interview stating that playing Skeletor was one of his favorite roles. His young son was a huge fan and was running around the house shouting “By the power of Grayskull,” so Langella took the role for him. He wrote some of his lines, like: “Tell me about the loneliness of good, He-Man. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?”

  • The contact lenses that Pons Maar wore were extremely painful and reduced his vision considerably. During the action sequences, because of the dim lighting, Maar couldn’t see at all and had to perform all his stunts blind.

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SYNOPSIS

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell (David Andrews) finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 (Pamela Gidley), has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson (Melanie Griffith) to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and lawless region of The Zone, Treadwell learns the hard way that the perfect woman is made not of computer chips and diodes, but of real flesh and blood!

CREDITS

  • Director: Steve De Jarnatt
  • Screenplay:

    Michael Almereyda, Caldecot Chubb

  • Cast:

    Melanie Griffith

    ,

    Ben Johnson

    ,

    David Andrews

    ,

    Pamela Gidley

    ,

    Laurence Fishburne

    ,

    Marshall Bell

  • Producer: Caldecot Chubb

  • Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Lloyd Fonvielle

  • Co-Producer: Elliot Schick

  • Associate Producer: Julie Kirkham

  • Distributor:

    Orion

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Nominated:
  • Best Film/International Fantasy Film Awards, 1988

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Martians Go Home (1990)

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SYNOPSIS

An introverted songwriter Mark Deveraux (Randy Quaid) inadvertently brings millions of wisecracking, joke-loving little green Martians to Earth when he writes a theme score for a sweet love story. But the music is accidentally broadcast to the galaxies by his radio technical girlfriend. When the Martians begin to arrive, the chaos begins. Mars’ greenest inhabitants have interpreted the music as an open invitation to “come on down”—and billions of them do. Based on the novel written by Frederic Brown.

CREDITS

  • Director: David Odell
  • Screenplay:

    Charlie Haas

  • Cast:

    Randy Quaid

    ,

    Anita Morris

  • Producer: Michael D. Pariser

  • Executive Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Co-Producers: Ted Bafaloukos, Anthony Santa Croce

  • Associate Producers: Elon Dershowitz, Michael Flynn

  • Distributor:

    Taurus

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SYNOPSIS

In this sensual and shocking thriller, Ray Reardon (James Spader) has just met Lena (Mädchen Amick), the woman of his dreams. But even the sweetest, sexiest dreams can be deceptive, and for Ray, this one’s turning into a nightmare. Smiling, enticing, seductive, Lena’s leading him to the edge. As Ray is about to discover, there’s only one place to go when you reach the edge—and from some dreams there can be no awakening.

CREDITS

  • Director: Nicholas Kazan
  • Screenplay:

    Nicholas Kazan

  • Cast:

    James Spader

    ,

    Mädchen Amick

  •  

    Producers: justify;"> 

  • Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Steve Golin

  • Co-Producer: Elon Dershowitz

  • Line Producer: Louis G. Friedman

  • Supervising Producer: Rim Glawson

  • Distributor:

    Gramercy Pictures

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Nominated:
  • Best Actress (Mädchen Amick)/Saturn Awards, 1995

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The Crow Movie Poster

SYNOPSIS

Brandon Lee plays Eric Draven, a young rock guitarist who, along with his fiancé, is brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after his death, Eric returns—watched over by a hypnotic crow—to seek revenge, battling the evil crime lord and his band of thugs, who must answer for their crimes. Based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr.

  • "

    It began with The Crow, released in May 1994:... flies high... a seamless, pulsating, dazzling visual revenge fantasy that stands as one of the most effect live-actioners ever derived from a comic strip.

    " - Variety

CREDITS

  • Director:

    Alex Proyas

  • Screenplay:

    David J. Schow, John Shirley

  • Cast:

    Brandon Lee

    ,

    Michael Wincott

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most

  • Executive Producers: Sherman L. Baldwin, Robert L. Rosen

  • Co-Producers: Caldecot Chubb, James Janowitz

  • Associate Producer: Grant Hill

  • Distributor:

    Miramax

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SYNOPSIS

Based on the popular video game, Street Fighter follows Col. Guile (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and various other martial arts heroes as they fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

CREDITS

  • Director: Steven E. de Souza
  • Screenplay:

    Steven E. de Souza

  • Cast:

    Jean-Claude Van Damme

    ,

    Raul Julia

    ,

    Kylie Minogue

    ,

    Ming-Na Wen

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Kenzo Tsujimoto

  • Executive Producers: Jun Aida, Sasha Harari, Tim Zinnermann

  • Associate Producers: Jeri Barchilon, Hiroshi Nozaki, Akio Saki

  • Distributor:

    Universal Pictures

MEDIA

No press for this film

    AWARDS

    Nominated:
  • Best Science Fiction Film, Best Supporting Actor (Raul Julia)/Saturn Awards, 1995

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SYNOPSIS

Judge Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), the most formidable and revered of the Street Judges, acts as the police, jury, and executioner all in one. Yet, after Dredd is convicted of the murder of a snooping reporter, he enlists the help of a prisoner who he convicted in order to clear his name. Based on the comic book by John Wagner.

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    The kind of film that defines guilty pleasure.

    " - BRIAN MCKAY, efilmcritic.com

CREDITS

  • Director: Danny Cannon
  • Screenplay:

    William Wisher, Steven E. de Souza

  • Cast:

    Sylvester Stallone

    ,

    Armand Assante

    ,

    Diane Lane

  • Producers: Charles M. Lippincott, Beau E.L. Marks

  • Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Andrew G. Vajna

  • Associate Producers: Tony Munafo, Susan Nicoletti

  • Distributor:

    Disney

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Won:
  • Best Director for a Genre Motion Picture (Danny Cannon)/ Universe Reader’s Choice Award: Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, 1995

  • Nominated:
  • Best Science Fiction Film/Saturn Awards, 1996

    TRIVIA

  • In 1987 director Danny Cannon (then 19) entered a competition in the British comic 2000 AD to design a poster for a possible future film of Judge Dredd. His work was published in the comic's "Prog 534" edition. In his poster, a clearly Blade Runner inspired Cannon imagined that the director of the film would be Ridley Scott, with Harrison Ford starring in the title role and Daryl Hannah co-starring as "PSI Anderson" (Wikipedia).

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The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1996)

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SYNOPSIS

On a remote island in the South Pacific, Dr. Moreau (Marlon Brando), a brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution, has used the key of science to unlock the gates of hell… When a U.N. diplomat (David Thewlis) visits Moreau’s island laboratory, he uncovers fantastic but brutal experiments turning animal life forms into human-like beats. As Moreau and his assistant (Val Kilmer) race towards their barbaric goal of creating the perfect life form, the beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately all mankind. Fairuza Balk also stars in this fantastic sci-fi thriller based on the best-selling novel by H.G. Wells.

CREDITS

  • Director: John Frankenheimer
  • Screenplay:

    Richard Stanley, Ron Hutchinson

  • Cast:

    Val Kilmer

    ,

    Marlon Brando

    ,

    David Thewli

    ,

    Fairuza Balk

  • Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Executive Producers: Claire Rudnick Polstein, Tim Zinnermann

  • Distributor:

    New Line Cinema

MEDIA

    TRIVIA

  • Marlon Brando wore a small radio receiver to aid him remembering his lines. Co-star David Thewlis claimed, “He’d be in the middle of a scene and suddenly he’d be picking up police messages and Marlon would repeat, ‘There’s a robbery at Woolworths.”

  • The film was released in 1996, the year of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the source novel in 1896.

  • Stan Winston’s Creature Workshop created the frighteningly real special effects

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The Crow: City Of Angels (1996)

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SYNOPSIS

In this sequel to the 1994 cult classic, a new character is introduced to the Crow saga, ‘Ashe Crowe’ (Vincent Perez), who, along with his son, is killed by a deranged gang after witnessing a murder. Ashe is brought back to life to exact revenge on his murderers. Based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr.

CREDITS

  • Director: Tim Pope
  • Screenplay:

    David S. Goyer

  • Cast:

    Vincent Perez

    ,

    Iggy Pop

    ,

    Mia Kirschner

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most

  • Executive Producers: Alessandro Camon, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein

  • Co-Producer: Michael Flynn

  • Associate Producers: Jeff Conner, Gregory G. Woertz

  • Distributor:

    Miramax

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Nominated:
  • Best Movie/International Horror Guild, 1997

    TRIVIA

  • This was Thuy Trang’s final movie.

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The Crow: Stairway To Heaven (TV Series) (1998)

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SYNOPSIS

A deceased street musician (Mark Dacascos) returns to life and must restore the balance between good and evil to be reunited with his dead girlfriend (Sabine Karsenti). Based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr.

CREDITS

  • Director: Scott Williams
  • Screenplay:

    Bryce Zabel, David Ransil, Peter M. Lenkov, James O’Barr (graphic novel)

  • Cast:

    Mark Dacascos

    ,

    Mac Gomes

    ,

    Sabine Karsenti

    ,

    Katie Stuart

  • Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Distributor:

    Chum Television

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SYNOPSIS

The year is 1924 and Alain Lefevre (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a headstrong boxer who has been declared the victor in a heavily wagered boxing match. Two people are dead and the blame has fallen at his feet. With his pockets stuffed with cash, he runs through the alleyways, desperately hiding in the shadows, hunted like an animal. As both the police and a mobster’s henchmen close in, Leferve escapes into a completely new identity—a mercenary soldier in the French Foreign Legion. By dawn, he is launched into a brutal conflict in a strange and unfamiliar country. What he learns there will change the course of his life forever…

CREDITS

  • Director: Peter MacDonald
  • Screenplay:

    Sheldon Lettich

  • Cast:

    Jean-Claude Van Damme

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Peter MacDonald

  • Executive Producers: Christian Halsey Solomon, Sheldon Lettich, Werner Koenig (Co-Executive Producer)

  • Co-Producers: Kamel Krifa, Richard G. Murphy, Jean-Claude Van Damme

  • Associate Producers: Wendi Friedman, Gregory G. Woertz

  • Distributor:

    Showtime

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SYNOPSIS

This cyber punk thriller takes place in a future Manhattan where corporations are at war for tomorrow’s genetic technology. Two men—Fox (Christopher Walken) and X (Willem Dafoe)—looking to get rich quick by stealing priceless genetic information, enlist the help of call girl, Sandii (Asia Argento) to seduce and extort the corporate powerhouses, leading to a trail of seduction and deceit.

CREDITS

  • Director: Abel Ferrara
  • Screenplay:

    Abel Ferarra

  • Cast:

    Christopher Walken

    ,

    Willem Dafoe

    ,

    Asia Argento

    ,

    Annabella Sciorra

  • Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Executive Producers: Alessandro Camon, Jay Cannold, Gregory G. Woertz, Christian Halsey Solomon (Co-Executive Producer)

  • Co-Producers: Adam Brightman, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Walken

  • Associate Producer: Milena Cannaro

  • Distributor:

    New Films International

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Won:
  • Elvira Notari Prize—Special Mention (Abel Ferrara), Filmcritica “Bastone Bianco” Award (Abel Ferrara)/Venice Film Festival, 1998

  • Nominated:
  • Golden Lion (Abel Ferrara)/Venice Film Festival, 1998

  • Best Film/Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival, 1998

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The Crow: Salvation (2000)

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SYNOPSIS

After Alex (Eric Mabius) is framed for the murder of his girlfriend (Kirsten Dunst) and put to the electric chair, he is brought back from the dead by a crow just as the legend says “Love is stronger than death”. He returns to discover that a corrupt police force is behind her murder and for him to go after the killers, he must investigate the truth to seek revenge. Based on the graphicnovel by James O’Barr.

CREDITS

  • Director: Bharat Nalluri
  • Screenplay:

    Chip Johannessen

  • Cast:

    Kirsten Dunst

    ,

    Eric Mabius

    ,

    Fred Ward

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Alessandro Camon, Jeff Most

  • Executive Producers: Moritz Borman, Chris Sievernich, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein

  • Co-Producers: Matt Greenberg, Russel D. Markowitz

  • Associate Producer: Gregory Woertz

  • Distributor:

    Miramax/Dimension

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SYNOPSIS

A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light one winter evening in Upstate New York. Kim (Patricia Clarkson), George (Jake Weber), and their 8-year-old son, Miles (Erik Per Sullivan), are on their way to a friend’s country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of Wendigo, a Native American myth made manifest in Miles’ imagination.

CREDITS

  • Director: Larry Fassenden
  • Cast:

    Patricia Clarkson

    ,

    Jake Weber

    ,

    Erik Per Sullivan

  • Producer:  Jeffrey Levy-Hinte

  • Executive Producer: Edward R. Pressman

  • Distributor:

    Magnolia Pictures

MEDIA

No press for this film

    AWARDS

    Won:
  • Jury Prize, Best Feature Film/Woodstock Film Festival, 2001

  • Nominated:
  • Best Actress (Patricia Clarkson), Best Actor (Jake Weber), Best Supporting Actor (Erik Per Sullivan), Best Screenplay (Larry Fessenden)/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, 2003

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SYNOPSIS

Kenneth (Desmond Harrington) has never been lucky with women. He is attracted to his assistant, Lisa (Melissa Sagemiller), but is too shy and awkward to approach her. When he comes across a company that manufactures lifelike, custom-designed sex dolls, a momentary impulse leads him to purchase one designed to look just like Lisa. He projects his feelings for Lisa onto the doll, with whom he starts carrying on an imaginary affair, complete with dinners and kinky sex. When his relationship with the real Lisa begins to grow, he starts comparing her to the doll and becomes dissatisfied with Lisa’s human imperfections. In his twisted mind, Kenneth’s ultimate goal now shifts from making the doll more and more like Lisa to making Lisa more like the doll — with horrific results.

CREDITS

  • Director: Robert Parigi
  • Screenplay:

    Robert Parigi

  • Cast:

    Desmond Harrington

    ,

    Udo Kier

    ,

    Melissa Sagemiller

    ,

    Rip Torn

  • Producers: Kathleen Haase, Lawrence Levy

  • Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Alessandro Camon, John Schmidt

  • Distributor:

    American Cinamateque

MEDIA

    AWARDS

    Won:
  • Best Actor (Desmond Harrington)/Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema, 2004

  • Best Screenplay/Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema, 2004

  • International Critics Award (Robert Parigi)/Gerardmer Film Festival, 2004

  • Premiere Award (Robert Parigi)/Gerardmer Film Festival, 2004

    TRIVIA

  • The film was shot in 18 days.

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The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

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SYNOPSIS

When Jimmy (Edward Furlong) and his half-Native American girlfriend, Lily (Emmanuelle Chriqui), are murdered by a rampaging satanic cult led by Luc Crash (David Boreanaz) and his demonic bride, Jimmy finds himself reincarnated as ‘The Crow’, an immortal being of Native American folklore and the ‘killer of killers’. With revenge burning in his broken heart, and whilst he tries to come to terms with his new dark powers, Jimmy comes to realize what he can do, and what he must do—as he confronts the onslaught of gang members Famine, Pestilence, War and Death in this epic action battle of good and extreme evil …There is no rest without vengeance. Based on graphic novel by James O’Barr.

CREDITS

  • Director: Lance Mungia
  • Screenplay:

    Lance Mungia, Sean Hood

  • Cast:

    Edward Furlong

    ,

    Tara Reid

    ,

    David Boreanaz

    ,

    Emmanuelle Chriqui

    ,

    Dennis Hopper

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most

  • Executive Producers: Daymond John, Jon Katz, Gregory Woertz

  • Co-Producers: Stephen Belafonte, Kit Carson, John Saviano

  • Associate Producers: Blanca Camacho, Beau J. Genot

  • Distributor:

    Miramax / Dimension

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sisters2006

SYNOPSIS

Reporter Grace Collier (Chloë Sevigny) witnesses a woman committing a bizarre murder in this disturbing shocker based on Brian De Palma’s 1973 classic. When police fail to find a corpse or any trace of the crime, Collier undertakes her own investigation that leads her to a mental asylum and the discovery of the mysterious woman’s once-conjoined twin. Stephen Rea also stars as the twins’ controlling and controversial doctor in a chilling look at the deep and sometimes psychotic bond between sisters.

CREDITS

  • Director: Douglas Buck
  • Screenplay:

    Douglas Buck & John Freitas, Brian De Palma (based on an original story), Louisa Rose (based on a screenplay by)

  • Cast:

    Chloë Sevigny

    ,

    Stephen Rea

    ,

    Lou Doillon

    ,

    Dallas Roberts

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Alessandro Camon, Cathy Gesualdo

  • Executive Producers: Larry Fessenden, Kirk Shaw, Lee Solomon, Don Starr

  • Co-Producers: Jon Katz, Suraj Gohil

  • Associate Producers: Lindsay Macadam, Rita Romagnino

  • Distributor:

    Image Entertainment

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Mutant Chronicles (2008)

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SYNOPSIS

In the year 2707, war rages between earth’s four giant corporations as they battle over the planet’s dwindling resources. Amidst heavy combat, an ancient buried seal shatters, releasing a horrific mutant army from its eternal prison deep within the earth. As the mutant plague threatens human extinction, a single squad of soldiers descends into the earth to save mankind. Based on the role playing game.

CREDITS

  • Director: Simon Hunter
  • Screenplay:

    Philip Eisner

  • Cast:

    Thomas Jane

    ,

    Ron Perlman

    ,

    Devon Aoki

    ,

    Sean Pertwee

    ,

    Benno Fürmann

    ,

    Anna Walton

    ,

    Tom Wu

    ,

    Steve Toussaint

    ,

    Luis Echegaray

    ,

    John Malkovich

  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Tim Dennison, Peter La Terriere, Stephen Belafonte, Pras Michel

  • Executive Producers: Steve Christian, Alessandro Camon, Fredrik Malmberg, Lee J. Solomon, Christian Halsey Solomon, Charles Finch, Stephane Bibeau, Jon Katz

  • Co-Producer: Suraj Gohill

  • Distributor:

    Magnet Releasing

MEDIA

    TRIVIA

  • Prior to making the film, director Simon Hunter wrote, directed, and edited a seven-minute teaser film to create buzz and to show the desired mood to the producers and actors.

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The Moth Diaries (2012)

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SYNOPSIS

At Brangwyn, an elite girls boarding school, Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), a young girl haunted by her father’s suicide, begins her junior year hoping for a fresh start. From the outset, her friendship with sunny, innocent Lucy (Sarah Gadon) is shattered by the arrival of Emessa (Lily Cole), a mysterious, dark and beautiful girl from Europe. As her friendship with Lucy slips away, Rebecca develops a crush on her handsome English professor, Mr. Davies (Scott Speedman), who is teaching a course on supernatural fiction. The supernatural elements in The Moth Diaries are rooted in the real experience of a young girl faced with her emerging sexuality and caught in a web of obsessive friendship, jealousy, and betrayal. Based on the novel by Rachel Klein.

  • "

    Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges,The Moth Diaries dances on the border between hallucination and reality without fully committing to either.

    " - JEANNETTE CATSOULIS, The New York Times

CREDITS

  • Director: Mary Harron
  • Screenplay:

    Mary Harron

  • Cast:

    Sarah Bolger

    ,

    Lily Cole

    ,

    Sarah Gadon

    ,

    Scott Speedman

    ,

    Valerie Tan

    ,

    Melissa Farman

    ,

    Laurence Hamelin

    ,

    Gia Sandhu

    ,

    Judy Parfitt

  • Producers: Karine Martin, David Collins

  • Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Sandra Cunningham, Mark Slone, Jean Francois Doray, Louis-Simon Menard, Norton Herrick, Zygi Kamasa, Jon Katz

  • Distributor:

    IFC Films

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