Record 13 Blue Rider Films Air on Cable TV in January 2016In January 2016 a record 13 films produced and/or financed by Blue Rider are airing on North American cable television. Desert thriller SLOW BURN (starring Minnie Driver, James Spader and Josh Brolin) can be seen on The Movie Channel. Sexy thriller SURVIVAL ISLAND (Kelly Brook, Billy Zane) airs on Showtime Beyond. Travel comedy AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Steve Coogan, Jackie Chan) can be seen on both Flix and The Movie Channel. Billiards thriller THE SHOOTING GALLERY (Ving Rhames, Freddy Prinze Jr.) screens on Encore Blockbusters. Heist flick THE TAKE (John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez) is broadcast on The Indie Channel and Encore Blockbusters. Urban drama BACK IN THE DAY (Ja Rule, Pam Grier) can be seen at Starz Blockbusters. HBO features a pair of Blue Rider genre classics: WISHMASTER 3: BEYOND THE GATES OF HELL (also on HBO Latino) and WISHMASTER 4: THE PROPHECY FULFILLED, Adventure tale THE CALL OF THE WILD (Rutger Hauer, Richard Dreyfuss) is broadcast on Fox Movies. The SYFY channel is once again showing OUTLANDER (Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles). And Encore Suspense s airing three Blue Rider genre classics: WITCHBOARD and LEPRECHAUN 3 and 4.
Netflix Suggests Our Film FLAWLESS in the Heist Film CategoryNetflix regularly recommends movies to its millions of subscribers in categories of fil;ms in which they have shown interest. In the category of "Heist Films," Netflix suggests our 2008 drama FLAWLESS, starring Michael Caine, Demi Moore and Joss Ackland, set in London in the 1960s. Netflix says: "On the eve of his retirement, a disgruntled British janitor, angry over his company's refusal to pay an insurance claim for his ailing wife, persuades an unhappy American executive to join him in a jewel heist targeting their employer."
Writing in "This is London," Charlotte O'Sullivan says: "Flawless is a film you find yourself rooting for. Heists involving a keen sense of history are pleasant to stumble across."
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."
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."