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Juni 2018

 
Die Hard: 30th Anniversary. Den 15. juli er det 30 år siden den første Die Hard film blev vist i biografen (USA)
Under en julefest i en skyskraber tages gæsterne som gidsler af terrorister, men politimanden John McClane er også i bygningen og han har ikke tænkt sig at give op uden kamp…!

Udgivelse 7-jun-18. Vi fejrer denne eksklusive Blu-ray Steelbook med masser af ekstramateriale.
• Commentary by Director John McTiernan and Production Designer Jackson DeGovia
• Scene-Specific Commentary by Special Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund
• Subtitle Commentary by Various Cast and Crew
• The News Casts Featurette
• Interactive Style Gallery
• Interactive Articles from Cinefex and American Cinematographer
• Full-Length Screenplay

30 FUN FACTS ABOUT DIE HARD

1. IT’S GOT A LITERARY BACKGROUND.
Think some action-loving Hollywood scribe came up with the concept for Die Hard? Think again. The movie is based on Roderick Thorp’s 1979 crime novel Nothing Lasts Forever, which is a sequel to his 1966 novel, The Detective. In 2013, Thorp’s long out-of-print book was resurrected to coincide with the film’s 25th anniversary.

2. IT WAS INSPIRED BY THE TOWERING INFERNO.
The idea for Nothing Lasts Forever was inspired John Guillermin’s 1974 disaster flick The Towering Inferno. After seeing the film, Thorp had a dream about a man being chased through a skyscraper by a group of men with guns. He eventually turned that snippet of an idea into a sequel to The Detective.

3. FRANK SINATRA GOT FIRST DIBS ON PLAYING THE ROLE OF JOHN MCCLANE.
Because he had starred in the big-screen adaptation of The Detective, Frank Sinatra had to be offered the role in its sequel. At the age of 73, he smartly turned it down.

4. BRUCE WILLIS’S BIG-SCREEN DEBUT WAS WITH FRANK SINATRA.
In 1980, Willis made his film debut (albeit uncredited) in the crime thriller The First Deadly Sin. He has no name and if you blink you’ll miss him, but the role simply required that Willis entered a diner as Sinatra’s character left it. Maybe it was kismet?

5. CLINT EASTWOOD PLANNED TO TAKE A STAB AT THE PART.
Originally, it was Clint Eastwood who owned the movie rights to Nothing Lasts Forever, which he had planned to star in in the early 1980s. That obviously never happened.

6. IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE A SEQUEL TO COMMANDO.
This is one of the most popular internet stories about Die Hard. But according to Stephen de Souza, the screenwriter of both Die Hard and Commando, while there was a sequel to Commando planned, the only similarity with Die Hard is that they both took place in buildings. According to de Souza, Escape Plan is the closest to his original Commando 2 idea and Die Hard was never supposed to be anything but Die Hard.

7. BRUCE WILLIS WASN’T EVEN THE STUDIO’S THIRD CHOICE FOR THE ROLE.
If Die Hard was to be a success, the studio knew they needed a bona fide action star in the part, so they set about offering it to a seemingly never-ending list of A-listers of the time. Rumor has it that Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson, Nick Nolte, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Don Johnson, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Dean Anderson (yes, MacGyver!) were all considered for the role of John McClane. And all declined it.

8. BRUCE WILLIS WAS CONSIDERED A COMEDIC ACTOR AT THE TIME.
Die Hard’s producers had nothing against Bruce Willis, of course. He just wasn’t an immediate choice for the role because, up until that point, he was known solely as a comedic actor, not an action star. Following the success of the film, the action genre really became Willis’s bread and butter, and although he has two Emmys for his comedy work, it has remained as such to this day.

9. BRUCE WILLIS WAS BARELY EVEN SEEN ON THE MOVIE’S POSTERS.
Bruce Willis stars as John McClane in 'Die Hard.'
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
Because the studio’s marketing gurus were unconvinced that audiences would pay to see an action movie starring the funny guy from Moonlighting, the original batch of posters for the film centered on Nakatomi Plaza instead of Willis’s mug. As the film gained steam, the marketing materials were altered, and Willis was more prominent in the promos.

10. WILLIS WAS PAID $5 MILLION TO MAKE THE MOVIE.
Even with all the uncertainly surrounding whether he could pull the film off, Willis was paid $5 million to make Die Hard, which was considered a rather hefty sum at the time—a figure reserved for only the top tier of Hollywood talents.

11. WILLIS SUGGESTED THAT BONNIE BEDELIA PLAY HIS WIFE.
Though we suspect that she wasn’t paid $5 million for the gig.

12. BRUCE WILLIS WAS ABLE TO SAY YES THANKS TO A WELL-TIMED PREGNANCY.
The first few times Bruce Willis was asked to star in the movie, he had to say no because of his commitments to Moonlighting. Then costar Cybill Shepard announced that she was pregnant. Because her pregnancy wouldn’t work within the show, producer Glenn Caron gave everyone 11 weeks off, allowing Willis to say yes.

13. SAM NEILL WAS ORIGINALLY APPROACHED FOR THE PART OF HANS GRUBER.
But Neill ended up turning the film down. Then, in the spring of 1987, the casting director saw Alan Rickman playing the dastardly Valmont in a stage production of Dangerous Liaisons and knew they had found their Hans.

14. DIE HARD WAS ALAN RICKMAN’S FEATURE FILM DEBUT.
Though Rickman may have played the part of Hans as cool as the other side of the pillow, it was actually his first role in a feature film.
 
 
15. JOHN MCTIERNAN TURNED THE MOVIE DOWN, TOO.
And not just once, but on a few different occasions. His reason was that the material just seemed too dark and cynical for him. “The original screenplay was a grim terrorist movie,” McTiernan told Empire magazine in 2014. “On my second week working on it, I said, 'Guys, there's no part of terrorism that's fun. Robbers are fun bad guys. Let's make this a date movie.’ And they had the courage to do it.”

16. MCTIERNAN SEES IT AS A SHAKESPEAREAN TALE.
In the original script, the action in Die Hard takes place over a three-day span, but McTiernan—inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream—insisted that it be condensed into a single evening.

17. NAKATOMI PLAZA IS ACTUALLY FOX PLAZA.
Yes, the corporate headquarters of 20th Century Fox—the very studio making the movie—proved to be the perfect location for the movie’s much-needed Nakatomi Plaza. And as it was still under construction, there wasn’t a whole lot they needed to do to the space to make it movie-ready. The studio charged itself rent to use its own space.

18. THE ROOM WHERE THE HOSTAGES ARE BEING HELD IS LITERALLY SUPPOSED TO BE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S FALLINGWATER.
"In this period, Japanese corporations were buying America," production designer Jackson De Govia said in the Die Hard DVD audio commentary. "We posited that ... Nakatami Corporation bought Fallingwater, disassembled it, and reassembled it in the atrium, like a trophy."

19. THAT PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY BELOW? IT’S NOT REAL.
A 380-foot-long background painting provided the illusion of a breathtaking city view in the movie. And it was a state-of-the-art one, too, with animated lights, moving traffic, and the ability to change from night to day. The painting is still the property of the studio and has been used in other productions since.

20. THE FILM’S SUCCESS SPAWNED A BONA FIDE FRANCHISE.
In addition to its four sequels, Die Hard has spawned video games and comic books, too.

21. JOHN MCCLANE’S TUMBLE DOWN A VENTILATION SHAFT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
Or maybe “error” would be a better word. But in the scene in which McClane jumps into an elevator shaft, his stunt man was supposed to grab onto the first vent. But he missed. By a lot. Which made the footage even more exciting to watch, so editor Frank J. Urioste kept it in the final cut.

22. ALAN RICKMAN’S DEATH SCENE WAS ALSO PRETTY SCARY.
At least it was for Rickman. In order to make it look as if he was falling off a building, Rickman was supposed to drop 20 feet onto an air bag while holding onto a stunt man. But in order to get a genuinely terrified reaction out of him, they dropped him on the count of two—not three, as was planned.

23. BRUCE WILLIS SUFFERED PERMANENT HEARING LOSS.
In order to get the hyper-realism that director John McTiernan was looking for, the blanks used in the guns in the movie were modified to be extra loud. In one scene, Willis shoots a terrorist through a table, which put the action star in extremely close proximity to the gun—and caused permanent hearing loss. He referenced the injury in a 2007 interview with The Guardian. When they asked Willis his most unappealing habit, he replied that, “Due to an accident on the first Die Hard, I suffer two-thirds partial hearing loss in my left ear and have a tendency to say, ‘Whaaa?’”

24. ALAN RICKMAN WASN’T FOND OF THE NOISE EITHER.
Whenever he had to shoot a gun in the film, Rickman couldn’t help but flinch. Which forced McTiernan to have to cut away from him so that his reactions were not caught on film.

25. GRUBER’S AMERICAN ACCENT POSED NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS.
The scene in which Rickman, as Gruber, slips into an American accent and pretends to be yet another hostage who got away was insisted on by screenwriter Steven de Souza, who wanted them in a room together to duke it out. But McTiernan was never happy with Rickman’s American accent, saying, “I still hear Alan Rickman’s English accent. I was never quite happy with the way he opened his mouth [in that scene] ... I shot it three times trying to get him to sound more stridently American ... it’s odd for someone who has such enormous verbal skills; he just had terrible trouble getting an American accent.”

26. HANS GRUBER’S GERMAN IS MOSTLY GIBBERISH.
And the bulk of his German cohorts were not German either. Bruce Willis, on the other hand, was actually born in West Germany to an American father and a German mother.

27. BRUCE WILLIS HAS FOUR FEET.
As Willis spends much of the movie in his bare feet running through broken glass, he was given a pair of rubber feet to wear as a safety precaution. Which is great and all, but if you look closely in certain scenes, you can actually see the fake appendages.

28. YOU CAN SEE—BUT NOT TOUCH—JOHN MCCLANE’S SWEATY TANK TOP.
In 2007, Willis donated the blood-soaked tank top he wore in Die Hard to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.

29. “YIPPEE-KI-YAY” STOLE THE MOVIE.
It was a simple line: “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker!” But it became the film’s defining moment, and the unofficial catchphrase that has been used in all four Die Hard sequels as well.

30. CREDIT FOR THE LINE IS OWED TO WILLIS.
In a 2013 interview with Ryan Seacrest, Bruce Willis admitted that “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker!” was really just a joke. “It was a throwaway,” said Willis. “I was just trying to crack up the crew and I never thought it was going to be allowed to stay in the film."
 
 

MAJ 2018

 
Paramount Pictures to Host 40th Anniversary Screening of GREASE at the Cannes Film Festival.
John Travolta and Director Randal Kleiser to Attend Celebratory Event on May 16, 2018

Danmark 2018-05-09 - Paramount Pictures announced today that it will host a special screening of the enduringly popular cultural phenomenon GREASE at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary. John Travolta and director Randal Kleiser will take part in the Cinéma de la Plage event on May 16th when fans will have the chance to relive the unforgettable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story at a spectacular outdoor screening of the newly restored film on the beach.

In anticipation of the film’s anniversary, GREASE was restored to its original vibrancy with the highest quality sound, picture resolution and color. The original negative was scanned and received extensive clean up and color correction using previously unavailable digital restoration tools. In addition, the audio was enhanced from a six-track mix created for an original 70mm release, giving the music more clarity.

“GREASE remains one of the most popular films in Paramount’s historic library and we are delighted to be presenting this spectacular restored version in celebration of its 40th anniversary,” said Bob Buchi, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures. “This iconic, feel-good celebration made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to delight new fans 40 years after its original release.”

A new 40th anniversary edition of the fully restored film will be released on 19th of July on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
 
 

APRIL 2018

 
Forførende og hotte nyheder på hjemmevideofronten

2018-04-03 - Hver år udgiver Walk This Way europæiske kvalitets film og dokumentar på nye markeder gemmen deres Video on Demand (VoD) distribution. Filmene og dokumentarene bliver distribueret gennem de gobale VoD platforme iTunes og Google Play. I marts og April bliver de to kollektioner Dokumentar og Drama tilgængelig via VoD, som en del af Walk This Ways udgivelser i 2018. Titlerne er omhyggeligt udvalgt og senere vil kollektionerne Comedies à la Carte (juni) samt Unexpected Love Stories (september) blive tilgængelige.

De interessante dokumentar ’10 Milliarder - Hvad skal du have at spise?’ samt Profilere – At skue ind i mørket er nu tilgængelige som VoD. Den 9. april vil Walk This Way udgive Dagens Skønhed (Belle de Jour) samt Folkeskolen. Dagens Skønhed, et fransk erotisk drama med Cathérine Deneuve fra 1967, fuld a lyst og spændning.
 
 
Dagens Skønhed
For at markere Dagens Skønheds 50 års jubilæum er filmen blevet restaureret og genudgivet. Dagens Skønhed er et erotiske drama om en hjemmegående hustru, der keder sig og beslutter sig for at begive sig ud i prostitution. Filmen har vundet mange priser.

Séverine er Pierres meget diskrete kone. Han er en højt respekteret kirurg fra Paris. Hun elsker ham, men mellem de to er der ikke meget intimitet. Den smukke hustru keder sig og har masochistiske fantasier, der afslører hendes seksuelle frustrationer. Hun føler, at ting oplevet i hendes barndom, er årsag til de fantasier, som hun ikke kan få udlevet i hendes ægteskab. Af nysgerrighed og uden at fortælle Pierre om det, begynder Séverine at arbejde på bordellet Anaïs. Sadomasochisme, domination og andre seksuelle variationer udleves i Séverines liv. Hun ved hvorledes hun kan finde sig selv og hendes fantasier ved at fyldsgøre kundernes ønsker og eksperimentere; hun genvinder kontrollen over hendes seksualitet. Om dagen er hun ”Dagens Skønhed”, og feteret af hendes kunder som ‘Perle’. Om aftenen er hun hustru til en kirurg fra Paris. Hendes nye spændende liv syntes at fungere, indtil Marcel, en gangster og fast kunde i huset, forelsker sig i hende.

Et elegant erotisk mesterværk om en hustru der keder sig og beslutter sig for at begå deltids prostitution. I 2010 var Belle de Jour nummer 56 af de bedste film ifølge Empire Magazines liste over de 100 bedste film i verdenen.

Original titel: Belle de jour
International titel: Beauty of the Day
Instruktør: Luis Buñuel
Medvirkende: Cathérine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page og Pierre Clémenti
Produktionsår: 2017
Oprindelse: Frankrig | Italien
Sprog: Fransk
Genre: Drama
Længde: 100 min
 
 
10 Milliarder – Hvad skal du have at spise?
I år 2050 vil verdensbefolkningen overstige ti milliarder mennesker. Midt i den ophedede debat om fødevaresikkerhed kommer dette brede og analytiske syn på det enorme spektrum af fødevareproduktion og -distribution. – Fra kunstigt kød, insekter, industrielt landbrug til trendy hjemmedyrkning. Instruktør, bestseller forfatter og madaktivist, Valentin Thurn (Taste The Waste) leder efter globale løsninger og sætter fokus på innovationer og visioner for vores fremtid.

Original titel: 10 Milliarden - wie werden wir alle satt
International titel: 10 Milliarden
Instruktør: Valentin Thurn
Medvirkende: Sebastian Stobbe, Valentin Thurn

Profilere – At skue ind i mørket
Deres job er at undersøge seriemordere, terrorister og voldtægtsmænds mørke sind. Mens fiktive historier om kriminalprofilere fascinerer masserne, medfører deres professionelle virkelighed en enorm psykologisk byrde.
Filmen portrætterer top-profiles fra USA, Finland, Sydafrika og Tyskland, i deres daglige rutine og i udfordringen med at leve et "normalt" liv.
Hvordan kan du nyde livet, når du beskæftiger dig med de værste mennesker hver dag?

Original titel: Blick in den Abgrund
International titel: Profilers - Gaze Into The Abyss
Instruktør: Barbara Eder
Medvirkende: Roger L. Depue, Stephan Harbort og Robert R. Hazelwood

Folkeskolen (Primaire)
Florence er en folkeskolelærer, som er meget dedikeret til sine elever. Da hun møder Sacha, en problematisk elev, gør hun alt, hvad hun kan, for at redde ham, og forsømmer endda sine egne forpligtigelser og sætter spørgsmålstegn ved sit kald som lærer. Florence vil snart indse, at det aldrig er for sent at lære.

Original titel: Primaire
International titel:
Instruktør: Hélène Angel
Medvirkende: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz og Albert Cousi
 
 
  
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