Monday, January 16, 2012

Update on POISONED

A Backbrain Exclusive

Undead Backbrain revealed info on the Israeli zombie comedy Poisoned (Israel-2011; dir. David Lubetzky [ דידי לובצקי]) back in March when it was in post-production (read the article here). We just received an update from director David Lubetzky, which includes an English poster and some teasers. In essence, after a successful premiere in its home country, the zomcom is now setting its sights on the West.

Lubetzky says:
Poisoned's international premiere was on the Icon TLV science fiction and fantasy film festival in Tel Aviv. It was later shown in the fringe section of Israel's Haifa film festival "fringidir". Since then the film has had late-hours cult screenings in cinemateques throughout the country.

Until now the film has not left Israeli borders. We applied to several film festivals and keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime it's a hell of a ride, with good reviews, a big local buzz, with audience members coming back for second and third screenings.
 The picture below shows lead actors David Shaul and Orna Shifris in action on set.

Meanwhile, check out these new teasers:

Source: David Lubetzky via Avery. Article by Robert Hood.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

El Monstro Del Mar Comes to US DVD

This should be the cause of much excitement in the US! Australian giant monster/exploitation flick, El Monstro Del Mar (Aust-2010; dir. Stuart Simpson), though already available from Monster Pictures Australia, at last comes to DVD in Region 1, released on February 28 from Breaking Glass Pictures.

Haunted by the ghost of Russ Meyer and full of murderous vixens Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! style -- though with added giant tentacles -- El Monstro Del Mar is an outrageous exercise in bloody mayhem, sexy chick action, old fart wisdom from Oz film veteran Norman Yemm ("Don't go in the water!") and huge mutant sea-beast rampage.

Three gorgeous but deadly hired killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, hole up in a small beachside community to keep a low profile. But this town has a dark secret. The old sea baron Joseph desperately tries to warn them to never go in the water. But these crazy vixens listen to no one. So the kraken awakes! Now along with Joseph and his beautiful granddaughter, Hannah, they must fight for their lives against this furious creature of the deep as the sea rises in a tidal wave of blood.

Note that the DVD includes Stuart Simpson's short horror film, Acid Spiders. (See Backbrain article on the Spiders.)

You can read a terrific interview with the director, Stuart Simpson, on Undead Backbrain, while you look at the pictures. Also, check out the official website.

SourceFangoria via Avery Guerra. Written by Robert Hood.