Tuesday, November 30, 2010
"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size do you? And well you should not! For my ally is the Force - and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us... and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter! You must feel the Force around you. Here: between you, me, the tree, the rock... everywhere. Yes, even between the land and the ship."
--Yoda [The Empire Strikes Back]
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Metallica has released a live album called “Live At Grimey’s”. The set was recorded on June 12, 2008 at the tiny 150-capacity venue The Basement, located below the Grimey’s independet Music record store in Nashville. The intimate gig was a warm-up for the band’s debut at the Bonnaroo Festival that same weekend.
Drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse of Radio why the band decided to put ‘Live At Grimey’s’ out through independent stores only. “Pretty much all of my musical inspirations and roots can be traced back to independent record stores, where I sort of put my whole collection together, so when they asked us if we would release the Grimey’s performance, it was what we call a no-brainer,” he said. “So people that are interested in getting this and supporting the independent record stores, the mom-and-pop record stores, I mean it definitely has that kind of good vibe to it.”
“Live At Grimey’s” is being sold as a standard CD and as a limited edition two-disc vinyl set in a gatefold sleeve.
The album will be sold only at the approximately 700 independent record stores that support the annual Record Store Day, held each year in April.
In announcing the album, Metallica posted at its web site, “We were honored to be part of the first-ever annual event celebrating independently owned records stores, a.k.a. Record Store Day, with an in-store at Rasputin Music in Mountain View, California on April 19, 2008 and we’re very proud to be a part of another special event with our friends at independent retail.”
‘Live At Grimey’s’
01. No Remorse
03. Harvester of Sorrow
04. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
05. For Whom The Bell Tolls
06. Master of Puppets
07. Sad But True
09. Seek And Destroy
Who says you can't go home?!? This is a must own for any hardcore Metallica fan! stripped down to just the basics and in a small venue , it don't get much better than this! For anybody who loves the early days of Metallica, you will be in thrash metal heaven!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
LONDON (Reuters) - Ingrid Pitt, seductive queen of the Hammer horror films who survived a Nazi concentration camp as a girl, has died aged 73, a spokesman for her agent said on Wednesday. The actress started her screen career in the mid-1960s with roles in Spanish films and minor, uncredited parts in "Doctor Zhivago" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."
She appeared in the 1968 classic "Where Eagles Dare" alongside Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, and five years later in the mystery drama "The Wicker Man." But it was for her roles in erotic horror films "The Vampire Lovers" (1970) and "Countess Dracula" (1971) that she was best known in Britain.
"Underrated as both an actress and a writer, Pitt was a warm but stubbornly enigmatic figure," said Marcus Hearn, a historian of Hammer horror movies and a friend of the actress. Pitt was also a writer, producing two novels set during the Peron era in Argentina and several horror-related works of fiction.
She was born in Poland in 1937 to a mother of Jewish descent, and was interned in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two at the age of five -- an experience she recounted in her autobiography "Life's a Scream."
She told an interviewer in 2006 that she did not particularly enjoy watching horror movies.
"I was in a concentration camp as a child and I don't want to see horror," Pitt said. "I think it's very amazing that I do horror films when I had this awful childhood. But maybe that's why I'm good at it."
Her autobiography also describes Pitt's search for her father throughout the European Red Cross refugee camps and her escape from East Berlin, one step ahead of the police.
"I always had a big mouth and used to go on about the political schooling interrupting my quest for thespian glory," she wrote. "I used to think like that. Not good in a police state."
Pitt collapsed recently and died in London on Tuesday, shortly after her 73rd birthday.
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Lost in the Weeds
Originally uploaded by Lost America
More big things on the way in the coming months from Drive-In of the Dead. Stay tuned for some well known names to start popping up from their respective graves. We are truly honored and excited at the response our website has received - and we look forward to promoting the films of these genre legends!
Stay tuned to Radio Z.O.M.B. for more breaking news!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Originally uploaded by Jonathan Clay
Just found this on Facebook. 'Like' it and help spread the word about the historic Cottage View Drive-In in Minnesota.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
"A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories."
I would have preferred a straight biopic rather than a fictionalized thriller - but hey - no one asked my opinion...
Monday, November 15, 2010
Drive-In of the Dead is thrilled to announce that we are working with TVM Global Entertainment and Blue Heron International Pictures to help promote legendary cult filmmaker Ted V. Mikels' upcoming feature film: ASTRO-ZOMBIES M4: INVADERS FROM CYBERSPACE. Landing his exclusive promo trailer before anyone else - our partnership with Mr. Mikels' team will allow us to bring exclusive news about his upcoming picture as it happens! We look forward to working with Mr. Mikels - whose vast and storied body of work contains such cult grindhouse hits as: 'The Doll Squad,' The Corpse Grinders,' the original 'Astro-Zombies' and many more. Stay tuned to Drive-In of the Dead for more updates, or visit Ted's official site to watch his past titles:
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Inaccessible Out of use Grove Drive-In theater movie screen
Originally uploaded by ⓣⓨⓁⓔⓡ～＊
This is the kind of dead drive-in I dream about passing when on a road trip. How cool would it be to pass this with a camera handy - to snoop around and see what's left of this ancient relic.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Horror of Frankenstein 1970 Original Vintage Hammer Horror Movie Poster
Originally uploaded by Vintage Movie Posters
Hammer Studios' 'The Woman In Black' is coming soon - but 'Horror of Frankenstein' is where it all started. A great poster for a great movie. This is the UK one-sheet poster featuring amazing artwork by Mike Vaughan.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis dies
ROME (Reuters) – Oscar-winning Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis, who brought to the big screen nearly 500 films including "Serpico," "Three Days of the Condor" and "King Kong," died in Los Angeles aged 91, Italian media said on Thursday.
De Laurentiis produced several Italian classics in collaboration, including Federico Fellini's "La Strada," for which he won an Oscar in 1957.
He moved to the United States in the 1970s after the failure of his film studios in Rome, and turned to a string of big international productions, including a few flops.
He was behind the legendary King Kong remake of 1976, the killer whale film "Orca," several adaptations of Stephen King's novels, and most recently "Hannibal," the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs."
(Reporting by Silvia Aloisi; editing by Paul Casciato)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
AMC RESURRECTS "THE WALKING DEAD" FOR A SECOND SEASON
Network Greenlights 13-Episode Season of Original Hit Series
(New York, NY - November 8, 2010) AMC announced today the renewal of "The Walking Dead" for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, "The Walking Dead" has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.
Today's announcement also includes Fox International Channels' (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. "The Walking Dead" was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.
"The 'Dead' has spread!" said Charlie Collier, President, AMC. "No other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as 'The Walking Dead.' This reaffirms viewers' hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back 'The Dead' again, across the globe."
"I wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one," said Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP Scripted Programming. "'The Walking Dead' is a TV masterpiece on so many levels. We want at least 10 seasons, if not more. Kudos to AMC!"
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
It’s not set in stone, but MGM has announced that new James Bond films starting with Bond 23 may be released every second year starting in November 2012 according to Bloomberg. Right now MGM is only wanting to own 50 percent of Bond 23 with an equal partner paying all of the production costs. Further 007 adventures would be wholly owned and funded by MGM.
Before any of this occurs though MGM must first go through bankruptcy which it recently filed for, and take care of its obligations for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. MGM announced that they’ve already paid $20 million to fund production of the two films and estimates that they may be required to pay $275 million total.
Still unknown is whether MGM plans to continue to distribute the James Bond films. Much speculation has been made saying they won’t which could open a battlefront for distribution rights to the lucrative series. Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros, Fox, and Paramount are said to already be in contention.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Originally uploaded by Bostich
I'm excited to announce that some killer things are coming to the drive-in! We've got some really terrific trailers to some great movies on the way - many of which will be featured on our big screen on the main page. We look forward to establishing some great connections, and, hopefully, some long-lasting friendships with many of these artists - so that we may assist in promoting their films for many years to come.
Be on the look-out for a major announcement very soon!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tearing down the haunted house went pretty quickly, but I kept thinking: "Man, two months to construct - two hours to tear down!" Now there's nothing left to do but store it all away for another year. Once that's done I'll be able to get back to blogging regularly, as well as writing up some new reviews for the Drive-In. Thanks for your patience - we're looking forward to a great year of movies under the stars!
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