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There’s an Invasion Earth set for June 2, 2020 with The Blackout

17 May

Coming to VOD on
June 2, 2020

Shout! Factory

This summer, brace yourself for non-stop action, suspense, and edge-of-your-seat thrills as something unknown strikes all life on earth. Shout! Studios is bringing the action-thriller The Blackout: Invasion Earth, directed by Egor Baranov (Gogol Viy), on VOD, digital, and home entertainment. His move from fantasy to science fiction should be worth examining.

His film was originally released on Nov 21, 2019 in Russia with mixed reaction. As for how international fans of Baranov’s work will react, only time will tell. Those anxious to see just what kind of aliens the Iron Curtain is hiding will be in for a surprise. In this movie’s case, it is about what remains of one of Earth’s forces. Also, who is Ra? Could this individual be of Egyptian pre-history? A lot of questions are asked, and fans of Russian made cinema won’t have long to wait.

From the official press release:

When the end comes for civilization, it will not be terrorism or nuclear war that causes it, but The Blackout.

An unexplained phenomenon has struck the Earth. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small area in Eastern Europe is the only location that still has electricity. When military forces venture outside, they discover a shocking truth — corpses everywhere. In stores, in cars, on roads, in hospitals and railway stations. Who or what is destroying all life on Earth? And how long can the last outpost of mankind endure?

Calling Red Rover, Major Tom is Feeling Down …

11 May

Available to stream on Google Play and Amazon Prime

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available on VOD
May 12, 2020

When Damon (Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black) gets the short end of the stick at his job and his miserable life is made worse by still sharing the same abode with his ex Beatrice (Meghan Heffern), nothing can be made worse than him contemplating an end. In this film’s case, titled Red Rover, it’s more about what’s in store for him if he’s only willing to forge a better future for himself.

When life seems bad, the wiser individual would rise up to the challenge. You don’t quit or run away. Nor is thinking the other party will come around to understanding you. Perhaps taking part in a privately funded recruitment program to send him to the fourth rock from the sun is the best therapy Damon can get–so he thinks!

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Come on Feel the Noize! The Story of How Rock Became Metal

4 Dec

 

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Cleopatra Entertainment

VOD Release Date: December 3, 2019
Available on iTunes and Amazon Prime.

Plenty of documentaries exploring the growth of heavy metal music exist. Come on Feel the Noize! The Story of How Rock Became Metal is a new feature which goes beyond how the original Slade song started defining a new sound. It hit number one in the UK Singles Chart upon release; the cover by Quiet Riot more than a decade later cemented a style of performance theatre into popular culture. Metal is also a lifestyle, a state of mind. There’s more to it than meets the eye–or rather the rapid rhythms from the drums and melodies squelched out with heavily distorted guitars.

Director Jörg Sonntag and writer Thore Vollert‘s work digs into what being metal is about. Their reveal is reminiscent of the 2018 Dutch film, Heavy Trip. However, this documentary is not simply about lifestyle choices. Instead, it’s on the evolution of the sound.

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Where is the Final Frontier with Devil’s Revenge?

1 Oct

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

VOD Release Date:
Oct 1, 2019 (iTunes)

Video Release Date:
Oct 15, 2019

  • Spoiler Alert

With three Star Trek alumni involved in Devil’s Revenge, what can go wrong? Not much. A leap of faith is required to understand how a family deals with a curse placed upon the whole generational line. When Sergio (Jason Brooks) has to locate a lost relic (a fetish) that’s also a key to unleashing Orc-like minions, just touching it is enough to cause hallucinations. He raced out of the cave like a bat out of hell. These phantoms are not those bikers from Nicola’s Cage Mandy, but they look like they sure can be!

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