Bret Wood's Efforts and Exploits

An updated guide to film and DVD work.

Monday, September 25, 2006

So Queue me

Here we are, three months away from Psychopathia's DVD release (January 9, 2007, srp $29.95), and the film has already appeared in the Netflix database.

CLICK HERE

I encourage all you "friends of Psychopathia" out there to visit Netflix and save it your want lists right away, so that when the DVD is released, it will automatically roll over into your queue (and presumably put you near the front of the line).

Why am I encouraging people to RENT the movie instead of buying it? Because I want you to see it, by hook or by crook. Is that so wrong?

Bret

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

TCM Site

Even people who know me don't know that I occasionally moonlight for Turner Classic Movies. Drawing on my background in film history, I write brief appreciations of classic films for their website. Because I haven't been posting much lately (I'm ALMOST done with the script!), I thought I'd throw up some links to pieces about films that I am particularly fond of (this is only a small sampling).

THE AFFAIRS OF ANATOL
THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN
THE BLACK CAT
DOCTOR X
DONA BARBARA
THE ELEPHANT MAN
THE FUGITIVE
JERICHO
LEAVES FROM SATAN'S BOOK
MACAO
THE MATING CALL
THE MERRY WIDOW
MONSOON
OUTRAGE
THE PENALTY
QUEEN KELLY
Sam Fuller profile
THE SCAR OF SHAME
SCARFACE
SUNRISE
THE TRAIN
THE UNHOLY THREE (1925)

... and here's an interview with me from their site regarding the Avant-Garde DVD set I produced:

AVANT-GARDE Interview

Sunday, September 10, 2006

PSYCHOPATHIA Lately

Haven't updated anyone about Psychopathia lately, so I thought I'd post some info. We're working on the DVD right now -- content as well as packaging. Here are first-drafts of the boxcover, for those Psychopathia aficionados out there.



Note that it says "Unrated Director's Cut." This is assuming the MPAA gives it an NC-17. The film is in their hands now and we're awaiting the verdict. It would actually be better -- marketing-wise -- if they give it an R, then we only have to print one boxcover. But this comes with a dilemma all its own. We can't even pitch it to Blockbuster with the woman in her current state of undress... so we'd probably be forced to print a second version just for them, anyway. It's all a numbers game, which I try not to get too involved in.



Psychopathia plays in Cleveland, OH in October 4. And it looks like it's going to have another festival playdate in November -- info to be posted once it becomes official.