Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Princess of Mars Trailer

Here's the trailer for the Asylum's version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, with a couple of nice monsters lurking about -- and a spaceship.

Princess of Mars (US-2009; dir. Mark Atkins)

It will be released on 29 December 2009.

Source: Official website; previous Undead Backbrain article. Thanks to Avery.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Teaser Trailer for Clash of the Titans

Speaking of stopmotion vs computer-generated SFX, here's the first trailer for a CGI blockbuster remake of a stopmotion classic, Clash of the Titans.

Clash of the Titans (US-2010 [currently in post-production]; dir. Louis Leterrier)

Clash of the Titans (US-1981; dir. Desmond Davis)

It's interesting the way our view on what makes for appropriate epic music scoring has changed....

Creating the Raiders

Larry Arpin, who is currently working on a scifi monster film that utilises the stop-motion technology made famous by the 1933 King Kong's Willis O'Brien and the great Ray Harryhausen, has sent along an exclusive SFX reel showing how he creates the pre-CGI magic.

The film is Galactic Raiders and you can read more about it on Undead Backbrain and on this site:
Also check out Arpin's newly revamped website.

Thanks to Larry Arpin, Avery, and RoboJapan.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Update: She-Rex

Low-budget genre auteur Brett Kelly's prehysterical dino-comedy She-Rex has just wrapped and can be downloaded from The Content Bay for viewing on your PC/Mac. It will be released to DVD very shortly (27 November).

Dan and Stan are the world's greatest adventurers -- at least in their own minds! When the two morons are sent to a lost island to rescue a wealthy pair of treasure hunters, chaos ensues. The adventurers encounter a tribe of sexy jungle girls who worship a flesh-eating T-Rex! She-Rex is a tribute to the classic comedy of yesteryear.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Images from Assault Girls

TwitchFilm has dug up some new images from Assault Girls [aka Asaruto gâruzu] (Japan-2009; dir. Mamoru Oshii) -- the Ghost in the Shell director's first live-action film since the excellent Avalon.


There's plenty more on the Twitch site.

Thanks, Avery.