Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Attack The Block - iTunes content now available

As I think I've mentioned, we're all very excited here in leafy Cheshire about the forthcoming (as in tomorrow) Joe Cornish alien-attacks-young-street-kids-athon Attack The Block.
And now there's more stuff for you ker-azy ker-ids to download onto your ker-iPods which is in some way related to said ker-film.

You can now download the official Attack the Block game from itunes http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/attack-the-block-the-game/id432812464?mt=8

You can also access a range of Attack the Block video content through the Attack the Block room on itunes http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=

Attack the Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It¹s inner city versus outer space.

Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she¹s robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She¹s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade and nothing will stand in their way. The estate is about to become a battleground. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block¹s, only hope.

Attack the Block is in cinemas 11th May

Attack the Block - Nick Frost's character video clip

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Thursday, 5 May 2011

10th Fantastic Films Weekend sacrifice and horror films festival UK - National Media Museum

June sees the 10th Fantastic Films Weekend take place in Bradford, and this year it promises a load of classic British horror film related goodness. Sadly I won't be there, but you need to go.
Here's some details from Artistic Director Tony Earnshaw:

Our tenth edition is deliberately retro in mood. Wallow in some of the best from Hammer and Amicus. Soak up the blood-soaked delights of a gaggle of female vampires. Re-acquaint yourselves with Messrs Cushing, Lee and Price, the latter celebrating his centenary in 2011.

Our guests include Peter Sasdy, purveyor of such fare as Countess Dracula, Hands of the Ripper and Nothing but the Night, and Jonathan Miller, the man behind Whistle and I'll Come to You, still regarded as the best televisual rendition of any M.R. James tale.

And with the deaths of Ingrid Pitt and Roy Ward Baker we bid farewell to two old f(r)iends. It's fitting that we honour their memories with screenings of their films. For lovely Ingrid, it's a double dose of Hammer horrors. Similarly from Roy’s canon we present The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires and The Vampire Lovers.

Seen them before? Then watch them again where they should be seen: on the movie screen. In the dark. With friends. Or strangers.

Feel the fear...

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Boobs ahoy for BHF flick Strippers vs Werewolves

The latest top heavy lady signing up for apparently completely breast fixated film company Black and Blue is lads' mag favourite Lucy Pinder. Pinder, best known for getting them out many times by the look of the Google image search I just did on her name, will be joining Hostel star and friend of the website (well okay, she spoke to me once) Barbara Nedeljekova.

Chests ahoy, as I'm sure producer Jonathan Sothcott has probably said.

Top model Lucy Pinder makes her feature film debut in Brit comedy film STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES, playing a sexy vampire bride who terrorises a vampire hunter.

Lucy said today: "I'm delighted to be making my feature film debut for Black & Blue Films in Strippers Vs Werewolves - it's a really funny part and a hilarious script and I can't wait to start."

Jonathan Sothcott, producer, added: "We are thrilled to have Lucy, undoubtedly the UK's top glamour model, making her first film with us. Strippers Vs Werewolves is a film that will deliver on its title and we know that with Lucy on board the boys won't be disappointed!"

Set to begin shooting on May 16, the hilariously gory romp, centred around a London strip-club, also stars Emmerdale’s Adele Silva, Barbara Nedeljekova (star of Hostel), Billy Murray & Superman villain Sarah Douglas and will be directed by Jonathan (13 Hrs) Glendenning.

The film is being made by top UK Indie film company Black & Blue Films, whose credits include Dead Cert, Devil’s Playground, Just For The Record and the recently filmed Elfie Hopkins starring Jaime Winstone.