Friday, June 16, 2017

New & Upcoming Films From Independent Studios

I have been given such an opportunity to be sent so many movies over the past few months, either by private links or screeners or DVDs/Blu Rays. I have not been a very good reviewer at my end so to make up for that somewhat I will share with you what I have been sent--NO, not the links etc but the information on the films and their release dates and platforms they are available in.

I have provided Trailers with each of the films to give you an idea of what they look like.
I will do another one of these soon from other studios 

                                                        On VOD June 13th
FILM INFO :
Studio:  Leomark Studios
Director: Joe McClean

Cast : Dane Bowman, Chris Ciccarelli, Barry Finnegan 


The first “must see” (Film Threat) independent movie of the year, The Drama Club arrives on VOD this June from Leomark Studios.

“Bringing to mind The Big Chill" (Indie Film Minute), The Drama Club features a solid ensemble cast in the story of a high school drama club that catch up twenty-years on.

It’s been twenty years since they met in their high school drama club, but the teenage romances, egos, and quarrels are lying just beneath the surface waiting to prove themselves once again. Touching on topics from male/female double standards, to politics, to LGBTQ and race relations, the group grows more this weekend than in the last two decades. In a twisted maze of ex-lovers, old grudges, and new spouses, the friends are thrown down a rabbit hole of alcohol-fueled bad decisions.


This June, “quality indie cinema” (The Independent Critic) can be found within the frames of writer-director Joe McClean’s The Drama Club, available 6/13 on VOD.





 On VOD June 13th
FILM INFO :
Studio: Wild Eye Releasing
Director: Milko Davis
Cast : Stacy Pederson, Ruselis Perry
This is gonna sting a little.
From Wild Eye Releasing comes the ultimate buzz kill Tsunambee, premiering on VOD 6/13!
After a catastrophe strikes Los Angeles, survivors face an even greater threat, thousands of giant killer bees, ushering in the end of the world!

Writer/Director Milko Davis's ferociously fun ode to golden age creature makes its digital debut June 13!


                                       On DVD June 20th
FILM INFO :
Studio: MTI Home Video
Director: Jared Cohn
Cast : Randy Wayne, Demetrius Stear
Director Jared Cohn (Little Dead Rotting Hood, The Horde) marinades the screen with suspense this June with Death Pool from MTI Home Video.
Randy Wayne (Hellraiser : Judgement) gives an electric performance in  a sexy, spine-chilling fusion of American Psycho and Maniac,  premiering on DVD and VOD June 20. Sara Malakul Lane (Kickboxer : Vengeance), Demetrius Stear (Evil Nanny),  Shawn C. Phillips (Ghostquake) and James Cullen Bressack (Bethany) co- star.
After nearly drowning at the hands of his babysitter, a troubled young man grows up to become a serial killer with a compulsion to drowned young beautiful women. Based on true events, this conniving killer becomes a cultural phenomenon, known throughout the streets of Los Angeles.




                               On DVD/Blu-Ray July 4th
FILM INFO :
Studio: Uncork'd Entertainment
Director: Sevé Schelenz 
Cast : Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko and Madison J. Loos
From Sevé Schelenz, director of Skew, comes the gooey, gory instant classic Peelers, on DVD and Blu-ray this July.

Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko and Madison J. Loos star in “a pretty damn fun trip” (Dread Central) that ‘’any horror fan is going to love from start to finish” (HEAVY Magazine).

Extras on both the DVD and Blu-ray disc include deleted scenes, featurettes - includiung 'behind the scenes', audio commentary, gag reel, trailers, digital comic and more!
Exclusive to Blu-ray, 'special effects' featurette, behind the scenes part 2, an additional commentary, and festival intro!

DVD Extras 
Deleted Scenes (2:30)
"Getting A-Head" (10:03)
Gag Reel (4:00)
Behind The Scenes (13:18)
Script To Scene (3:48)
Teaser Trailer (0:45)
Theatrical Trailer (1:48)
Digital Comic Link to Website
Commentary x 1 - Director/Writer
TOTAL = 36:12

Blu-ray Extras
All the above AND...
"Special Effects" (10:55)
Behind The Scenes Part 2 (15:48)
Festival Intro (0:45)
Additional Commentary x 1 - Actors/Director


Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show up and with them a deadly contaminant. What starts out as a last hurrah for the infamous strip club, turns into a blood bath. With time running out, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to try and put a stop to the spread of destruction before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.


FILM INFO :
Studio: High Octane Pictures
Director: Tom Getty
Cast : Tom Getty
This July, Ryan Taylor has two hours to save the president in the “fast and furious”* actioner America Has Fallen, on VOD from High Octane Pictures.

When a former marine is framed for a deadly terrorist bombing, he must track down the mastermind behind the plot. But soon he discovers an even deadlier conspiracy that threatens the nation. One that will force him to choose between the freedom of millions, and his own survival.

Writer/director Tom Getty’s adrenaline-pumping “action epic”* premieres on VOD July 4.


*FilmCombatSyndicate




                              On VOD July 7th:
FILM INFO :
Studio: Gravitas Ventures
Director: Tony Germinario

Cast : Kevin Interdonato, Tom Sizemore, Brian O'Halloran, Ray 'Boom-Boom' Mancini

The Indie underdog making a worldwide impact, finally coming to VOD 7/7. 

Writer/Director Tony Germinario's Award-Winning 'tour-de-force' thriller BAD FRANK punches its way to VOD this July from Gravitas Ventures.

Headlined with a true Breakout Performance by Award-Winner Kevin Interdonato, and featuring electric support from Amanda Clayton (Bleed For This), Tom Sizemore (Showtime's Twin Peaks, Saving Private Ryan, HEAT), Brian O'Halloran (Clerks 1 & 2), and boxing icon Ray 'Boom-Boom' Mancini, BAD FRANK has become a majorly sought after Film this year, and acquired by heavyweight Foreign Rep, Lotus Entertainment. 

Frank Pierce (played by Interdonato) leads a seemingly normal life, but when a disturbing past re emerges and something precious is taken from him, his mask of sanity loosens and unearths the urge to be violent once again.


With countless Best Film and Best Actor accolades in US and Europe, and heralded by JoBlo.com as, 'Nastily Entertaining", 2017's mightiest Independent feature sits with viewers for days. BAD FRANK hits the U.S. Market on iTunes July 4th. Pre-Order now.  




                               In Theaters July 7th

FILM INFO :
Studio: Uncork'd Entertainment
Director: Roberto Andò 
Cast : Connie Nielsen, Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil
Wonder Woman’s Connie Nielsen stars in Award-winning director Roberto Andò’s “refreshing suspense thriller” (The Iris)  The Confession, premiering in US theaters this July from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Toni Servillo (Gomorrah), Daniel Auteuil (Jean de Florette), and Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded) co-star in a uniquely metaphysical whodunit, screening nationwide from July 7.


A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world's most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Roché, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Roché is found dead...


                                 On VOD July 11th

FILM INFO :
Studio:  High Octane Pictures
Director: Iqbal Ahmed
Cast : Austin Hébert, Alexis Carra, and David S. Lee
“A thrilling and captivating movie experience” – DecayMag
“A high-quality, fast-paced Thriller” – Cryptic Rock

High Octane Pictures will offer The Answer, an exhilarating new sci-fi thriller from Iqbal Ahmed, this July.


Premiering on VOD 7/11, The Answer tells of an introverted young man that - after an attack- must follow clues left by his dead parents in order to figure out who is after him - and who he really is. 


I have watched this film, review coming soon:

The film is now available to rent on VOD, with a Blu-ray release set for July 17.
 Directed by LITTLE DEAD ROTTING HOOD’s Jared Cohn the movie stars Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola and Madi Vodane.  The killer soundtrack features Iggy Pop, DMX, The Onyx and more.

Synopsis : Lisa Pomson, a troubled, social media-obsessed teen, clashes with her parents on just about everything. When Lisa is secretly filmed performing a sex act, cyber bullies release the video, and Lisa is viciously attacked online. Suicidal and on the brink of insanity, Lisa is approached by a beautiful, mysterious stranger who strikes up a relationship with her. As they grow closer, the stranger offers to help her out of her predicament in exchange for a favor.


                   On DVD, Blu-Ray & VOD July 18th
FILM INFO :
Studio: Petri Entertainment
Director: Kurando Mitsutake 
Cast : Hayate, Asami , Kirk Geiger, Mana Sakura, Noriaki Kamata

Tarantino meets Cannon Films in Karate Kill, from acclaimed filmmaker Kurando Mitsutake, on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD July 18.

Featuring a "grimly relentless performance” (Japan Times) from Hayate, with solid support from Iron Fist’s David Sakurai and WWE icon Katarina Leigh Waters, Karate Kill will be available on Blu-ray and DVD - exclusive to Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon – on July 18.  VOD will be day and date on iTunes, VHX, Google Play, Fandango, Vudu, Dish, Vubiquity, Comcast, Charter, Cox and Xbox. 


A “must see” (Terror Weekend) action masterpiece from the director of Gun Woman and Blind Wolf comes to the U.S. When Karate master Kenji’s (Hayate) young sister (Mana Sakura) is kidnapped by a dangerous cult, and taken to the U.S. he will stop at nothing to find her. Partnered with a mysterious shot-gun toting partner, Kenji must use his mastery of Karate to dismantle the cult members one by one in spectacular and bloody fashion, until he finds his sister.


                              On VOD July 18th

FILM INFO :
Studio: Wild Eye Releasing
Director: Brett DeJager
Cast : Reggie Bannister, Elissa Dowling

This July, Wild Eye Releasing lets loose the next iconic movie monster!

While transporting the legendary killer Bonejangles, a group of police break down in a town cursed with monsters, and must release him to survive!

Reggie Bannister, Elissa Dowling, Kelly Misek, Jr., Julia Cavanaugh, Devin Toft, Jamie Scott Gordon, Lawrence Wayne Curry, and Hannah Richter star in a Brett DeJager film, written by Keith Melcher.


The highly anticipated Watch The Sunset will have its world premiere next month at this year’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

Shot in just one take, BarrLipp Productions' gritty crime drama  follows an ex-bikie who is trying to reunite his broken family torn apart by his devastating drug addiction.

Watch the Sunset has an underlying theme about effects of Crystal Meth or Ice, which is very real contemporary Australian issue. The one shot concept of our film allows the viewers to observe the harsh reality of this regional problem on an intimate and raw level. But at the core of this film we find a story of love and an unrelenting quest for redemption.

Tristan Barr, Chelsea Zeller, Annabelle Williamson, Aaron Walton, Michael Gosden,  Zia Zantis-Vinycomb, Catherine Dawson, and Dennis Robertson star in a BarrLipp Productions film.

The cast and crew will participate in special Q&A screenings of the film during the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in both Perth and Fremantle.

Official synopsis:
Outlaw bikie member Danny Biaro wants to change his ways and start a new life with his estranged family. But his past quickly catches up to him and he is compelled to make a decision that will affect his life forever. Now he must race against the clock to save his family.



Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau