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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Just The Discs - Bonus Episode - BEYOND THE GATES on Blu-ray from Scream Factory

On this special Bonus episode of the show, we highlight the new horror film BEYOND THE GATES and the new Blu-ray from Scream Factory. Along with Brian's take on the movie, this episode also features several interview clips with the film's director (Jackson Stewart) discussing the origins of the film and the cinema that influenced it creatively.

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I'm a big fan of this movie and This is a nice special edition that includes:
Three commentary tracks!
-1 with Jackson Stewart, Barbara Crampton, Jesse Merlin, Brian Sowell (DP) and Stephen Scarlata.
-1 with Jackson Stewart, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant and Graham Skipper
-A commentary by the gents from the JunkFood Dinner Podcast - Kevin Moss, Parker Bowman & Sean Bryon
-A Behind the Scenes Featurette
-Deleted Scenes
-Premiere Q&A - moderated by Stuart Gordon
-Jackson Stewart's Short film SEX BOSS
-Retro BEYOND THE GATES commercial

I excerpted a few different Jackson Stewart interviews for this episode and I recommend checking out both of them in their entireties.
Here is the episode of the horror podcast Shockwaves that I used:


And here are links to both parts of the Squadcast interviews I clipped from:
https://soundcloud.com/squadcastwithryanandandre/jackson-stewart-chase-williamson
https://soundcloud.com/squadcastwithryanandandre/jackson-stewart-chase-williamson-part-ii

Here's the trailer for the movie:


Listen to the score to the film (by Wojciech Golczewski) here:
https://soundcloud.com/wojciechgolczewski/sets/beyond-the-gates

You can buy BEYOND THE GATES on Blu-ray here:
http://amzn.to/2pmPnK1
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Pure Cinema Podcast - Movie Recap - Bonus Episode #1 - Listener Questions Answered!

On this first bonus episode, Elric and Brian field a whole bunch of listener questions in an epic conversation that runs almost two and a half hours! From their favorite Kubrick, Joe Don Baker and Sybil Danning films, to movies that make them weepy and their most fond memories of theatrical screenings plus much much more! Enjoy and thanks for listening! Remember, you can subscribe to Pure Cinema on Itunes here (we are also on Stitcher):

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There were something like 186 films mentioned throughout the course of this epic, nearly 2 1/2 hour episode. Now, I'm not going to list all of them here, but one of our dedicated listeners put together this exhaustive Letterboxd list that has them all:
https://letterboxd.com/agmathlete/list/pure-cinema-podcast-bonus-episode-1/

I'll try to paraphrase the questions we were answering for these picks.

Films that moved us profoundly and or made us cry in the theater:

LIMELIGHT (1952; Charles Chaplin)
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LATE SPRING (1949; Ozu)
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JERSEY GIRL (2004; Kevin Smith)
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UP (2009; Pete Docter/Bob Petersen)
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TOY STORY 3 (2010; Lee Unkrich)
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ARRIVAL (2016; Denis Villeneuve)
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Favorite theatrical screening experiences (repertory or at the time of release):

BREAKING AWAY (1979; Peter Yates)
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THE BURBS (1989; Joe Dante)
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MATINEE (1993; Joe Dante)
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HARD TIMES (1975; Walter Hill)
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THE DRIVER (1978; Walter Hill)
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EVIL DEAD (1981; Sam Raimi)
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THE SKULL (1965; Freddie Francis)
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SORCERER (1977; William Friedkin)
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Our Favorite Joe Don Baker:
EDGE OF DARKNESS (1985; BBC)
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FLETCH (1985; Michael Ritchie)
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THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987; John Glen)
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WACKO (1982; Greydon Clark)
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JOYSTICKS (1983; Greydon Clark)
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WELCOME HOME SOLDIER BOYS (1971; Richard Compton)
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WILD ROVERS (1971; Blake Edwards)
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Some of Our Favorite Female Directors (Films Below):
RATCATCHER (1999; Lynne Ramsay)
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OLD JOY (2006; Kelly Reichardt)
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FAT GIRL (2001; Catherine Breillat)
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REAL GENIUS (1985; Martha Coolidge)
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VALLEY GIRL (1983; Martha Coolidge)
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FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982; Amy Heckerling)
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JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY (1986; Amy Heckerling)
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A NEW LEAF (1971; Elaine May)
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THE HEARTBREAK KID (197; Elaine May)
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MIKEY & NICKY (1976; Elaine May)
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Some of Our Favorite Directors of Color (Films Below):
ONE FALSE MOVE (1992; Carl Franklin)
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995; Carl Franklin)
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KILLER OF SHEEP (1978; Charles Burnett)
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COOLEY HIGH (1975; Michael Schultz)
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Movies to Show Young People to Get Them Into Older Cinema:
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948; Charles Barton)
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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974; Mel Brooks)
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THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933; James Whale)
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SAFETY LAST! (1923; Fred C. Newmeyer)
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SHERLOCK JR. (1924; Buster Keaton)
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RUN LOLA RUN (1998; Tom Tykwer)
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So that's not even close to everything, but a nice sampling of some of our answers. If you are interested, checking out the entire episode is highly recommended!