Nine Blue Rider Films Air on Cable TV in August 2015In August 2015, nine films produced and/or financed by Blue Rider are airing on North American cable television. Escape drama RESCUE DAWN (starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn) airs on PIVOT. Comic adventure flick AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Jackie Chan, John Cleese) is on Flix. Heist drama THE TAKE (John Leguziamo, Tyrese Gibson) can be seen on Starz Cinema. Golf comedy WHO'S YOUR CADDY? (Big Boi) airs on Centric. Sexy thriller SURVIVAL ISLAND (Kelly Brook, Billy Zane) shows on Showtime Beyond. Pool-hustler thriller THE SHOOTING GALLERY (Ving Rhames, Freddie Prinze Jr.) can be seen on Starz Blockbusters. Comedy MY 5 WIVES (Rodney Dangerfield) can be enjoyed on Epix Drive-In. Gangsta drama BACK IN THE DAY (Ja Rule, Ving Rhames) airs on Encore Blockbusters. And cult horror film WISHMASTER 4:THE PROPHECY FULFILLED (Tara Spencer-Nairn) pops up on Cinemax.
Netflix Recommends Our Film O' JERUSALEMNetflix regularly recommends movies it considers outstanding in categories its members have expressed interest in. In the "Political Dramas" category, they include O'JERUSLEM, which Blue Rider executive produced and bridge financed. Its cast includes Ian Holm, JJ Feild, Tom Conti, Tovah Feldshuh, Patrick Bruel and Saïd Taghmaoui. Netflix writes: "Two American friends -- Bobby (JJ Feild), a Jew, and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui), an Arab -- find themselves at the center of a historic struggle as the creation of Israel sparks an all-out battle between Arabs, Jews and Brits, all fighting for control of the Holy Land. Against the backdrop of one of history's bloodiest conflicts, Saïd and Bobby are torn between their allegiance to their people and their loyalty to each other."
KEITH is One of BuzzFeed's 45 Hidden Netflix Gems You Should SeeBuzzFeed just released its list of 45 hidden Netflix gems you should see, and 2007 teen romantic drama KEITH, on which Blue Rider was a lender, is included. Other must-see's on the list are MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES, THE PARADISE, DOC MARTIN, THE KILLING, THE HUNT and CALL THE MIDWIFE.
KEITH stars former teen heart-throb Jesse McCartney, Elizabeth Harnois (C.S.I.) and and Jennifer Grey (Golden Globe nomination for DIRTY DANCING). It tells of a teen queen who thinks she knows it all until she meets a new male student with a secret.
Netflix rated it four stars (that's high) and five of the first seven member reviewers on the site (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70111502?trkid=13752289) gave it five stars (perfect).
One wrote: "Funny. Emotional. Heartbreaking. One of those movies that leaves you with a frown in your face and teary eyes... I haven't felt such an emotional connection to a movie since the Notebook. That says it all... I was NOT expecting such beauty and such depth from this movie... This is NOT a teen movie but a movie about teens in some of the most troubled aspects of life.. I just loved it and felt it all the way. Spectacular acting for the main protagonist."
Netflix Suggests our film HOUSE OF 9Netflix regularly recommends movies in various genres to its millions of subscribers. Currently our 2005 horror film HOUSE OF 9 is an offering. Netflix describes this chiller as "Nine unsuspecting victims are trapped in a mansion and their every move is being filmed. Promising $5 million to the player who emerges victorious, their unseen captor uses them as pawns in a horrifying and demented "game." It stars Dennis Hopper, Kelly Brook, Hippolyte Girardot and Peter Capaldi.
Rescue Dawn Makes EW's 50 Best Films ListWerner Herzog's RESCUE DAWN, which Blue Rider helped finance and which Jeff Geoffray and Walter Josten associate produced, was recently selected number 41 on Entertaiment Weekly's "50 Best Movies You Never Saw" list.
Director Discusses Blue Rider's LEPRECHAUN PicturesAt http://trailersfromhell.com/sharknado-leprechaun/#.VCig1C5dWRr director Brian Trenchard-Smith, of the Blue Rider cult films Leprechaun 3 aned Leprechaun 4, says:
"Blue Rider Pictures, for whom I had made NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2, were asked by Trimark to produce the third and, at that stage, the intended last in the series. Send the little guy to Vegas, the capital of greed and broken dreams – was the concept, but Trimark only wanted to spend $1.2M, 300K less than LEP 2. So together with Blue Rider principals Jeff Geoffray and Walter Josten, I had to do some clever production planning. First step was to re-write the script to fit LA’s Ambassador Hotel as a seedy Vegas casino where we would shoot for 14 days.
"LEP 3 shipped 55,000 units, making it the highest selling independent direct to video of 1995. So the marketplace demanded another. LEPRECHAUN 4 IN SPACE cost 1.6 M. It was profitable, but shipped about 40,000 units, a drop from LEP 3, the result of my favoring parody over horror. But it did not kill the franchise. However Trimark never hired me again. With creative risk comes the potential for failure, but we gotta try… Nearly two decades later, Vegas and Space are still making people laugh at moments unlikely to be repeated in the history of Cinema. It gives me satisfaction to know that Lionsgate, who acquired the franchise, have a nice little St. Paddy’s Day earner for the rest of time."
Director signings of WITCHBOARD and NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Hugely SuccessfulAt Los Angeles specialty video store Dark Delicacies, director Kevin Tenney recently held two highly popular signings of a pair of his cult '80s horror films, recently released on Blu-ray. At one, 100 copies of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS were signed and sold in 20 minutes. At the other, 100 copies of WITHCH BOARD went in 90 minutes. At both events, lines ran down the sidewalk, and some fans had to be disappointed.