De Laurentiis pt 3: Starting over in America

This week at Tfe we're celebrating the centennial of one of cinema’s most prolific and legendary producers, Dino De Laurentiis. In part one we looked at his breakout Italian hit, in part two an ...

Von Richthofen and Brown

Freshly divorced from American-International Pictures, Roger Corman leaps into the filmic mainstream with a fairly large-scale World War One aviation picture. He competes with the big studios but ...

Ingmar Bergman’s The Serpent’S Egg on Blu-ray December 4th from Arrow Academy

Ingmar Bergman’s The Serpent’S Egg will be available on Blu-ray December 4th from Arrow Academy How Do You Measure Your Own Sanity In A World Gone Mad? In 1977, legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar ...

Movie Poster of the Week: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani’s Origin Stories

Above: French poster for Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot!. Artist: Enrico de Seta.Starting today, the Quad Cinema in New York will be playing what must be the most entertaining and esoteric genre ...

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Xxxix Review

Brad Cook reviews Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume Xxxix… MST3K Volume Xxxix is a bittersweet release because it marks the end of an era. Yes, this is Shout! Factory’s final new volume of Mystery ...

The Green Slime

Look out! Gamma Gamma Hey! It’s the attack of screaming, arm-waving green goober monsters from a rogue planetoid, here to bring joy to the hearts of bad-movie fans everywhere. Just make sure your ...

Oss 117 Five Film Collection

He’s fast on his feet, quick with a gun, and faster with the to-die-for beauties that only existed in the swinging ’60s. The superspy exploits of Oss 117 were too big for just one actor, so meet all ...

Kill, Baby… Kill!: Bava’s Beautiful Best

When a filmmaker creates a number of movies that qualify for masterpiece status, it becomes nearly impossible to quantifiably conclude which one stands above the rest as his or her single greatest ...

New York’s The Quad Cinema Hosting Massive 21-Movie Mario Bava Retrospective

Back in May, The Quad Cinema in New York celebrated the diverse works of director Larry Cohen, and they're now devoting the big screen to filmmaker Mario Bava in a massive retrospective series ...

Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Mario Bava

Above: Us one sheet for Black Sunday (Mario Bava, Italy, 1960).Earlier this week I featured Francine Spiegel and Dylan Haley’s terrific new poster for the re-release of Mario Bava’s Kill, ...

Don’t Miss the Ray Harryhausen Movie Marathon on Comet TV Sunday, May 7th

“The gods of Greece are cruel! In time, all men shall learn to live without them.” Sunday, May 7 marks the 4th anniversary of the legendary visual effects guru Ray Harryhausen’s death. Read what We ...

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

It creeps and leaps and slides and glides along the wall… and then it eats your face, dude. Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda’s ultimate monster mastication epic now looks sensationally gory, thanks to a ...

Eyes Without a Face (Bfi Import)

Sometimes a movie is simply too good for just one special edition… Savant reached out to nab a British Region B import of Georges Franju’s horror masterpiece, to sample its enticing extras. And this ...

Property Is No Longer a Theft

Can radical theater make a good movie? Elio Petri continues his string of biting social comment movies with a black comedy about rich people, thieves, and the notion of ownership — it’s a caustic ...

The Lair of the White Worm

The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Lionsgate / Vestron 1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date January 31, 2017 / 34.97 Starring Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, ...

Modesty Blaise

Joseph Losey doesn't normally make trendy, lighthearted genre films, and in this SuperSpy epic we find out why -- an impressive production and great music don't compensate for a lack of pace and ...

Ranked: All 22 Mario Bava Movies

Ranked: All 22 Mario Bava Movies Unknowingly, I first encountered director/cameraman Mario Bava (1914–1980) in the summer of 1999 when the Sci-Fi Channel aired the final episode of Mystery Science ...

Blood and Black Lace

Mario Bava turns from spooky gothic tales to a relentlessly violent murder spree in the glossy world of high fashion. The large cast gives us a fistful of prime suspects, while the main draw is Bava's ...

Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen – Here are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films such as Jason And ...

The Black Sleep

It's an All Star monster rally -- Lon Chaney Jr.!, John Carradine!, Bela Lugosi!, Basil Rathbone!, Tor Johnson! -- with Akim Tamiroff in there pitching as well. It's considered a must-see picture, and ...

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