The new trailer for The Road is looking rather special. Enjoy!
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The new trailer for The Road is looking rather special. Enjoy!
Things have been quiet here for a while now - mostly my fault for being too busy at work. Nevertheless things move on. 28 Months Later has just been green lit, Mad Max 4 looks like it might be an animated film and The Road should be out soon. Cirio’s last movie Road Warriors should be out this year but news on this is thin at the moment.
Quiet Earth is reporting that the often mentioned but rarely seen extended cut of Waterworld is finally coming to DVD.
In possibly the happiest news of the year it's confirmed that post-apocalyptic maestro Cirio H. Santiago is working on a new PA film! Stryker, Wheels of Fire, Equalizer 2000 and Dune Warriors are stone cold PA classics that this website is all about, so we can't wait to see a good old action led PA. Check out the pictures on our message board and you know it's going to be old school!
Warner Bros have released a few more details about the Terminator 4 plot. This film gets more and more post-apocalyptic every day!
This is a new remake set to air on A/E here in the U.S. This was directed by Ridley Scott of Aliens fame and from the trailer it looks apocalyptic. If you don't know the story, here is a very brief synopsis... A satellite from space crashes in a desert city. A couple of kids find the satellite and open it. They unknowingly release a deadly space virus which they carry with them back to town. From there it is a race against time to stop the alien virus from killing everyone in the world.
Guest Rant provided By: Kester Pelagius (Mise-en-scene Crypt)
If there was ever any doubt that mindless radioactive zombies have taken over Hollywood then the fact rumors coming out of Cannes about a re-make of Red Dawn being considered should be proof enough it's time to climb into our fallout shelters and lock the hatch. (Blurb here.)
For those who've forgotten the plot of Red Dawn it was about a rag-tag group of high school kids who escape into the mountains at the outset of World War III just after a joint Russian-Cuban invasion of the United States. From there this group of athletic youths- joined by two young females who survived vile gang rape- lead a guerrilla war against the murderous, raping, communist invaders.
In other words it was your basic feel-good "good guys kick the bad guys arses" action film. It wasn't green, it wasn't politically correct, it didn't have any CGI, and it was full of rugged characters possessed of that rarest of commodities in films today; common sense. This movie had people pissing into a car radiator because they didn't have water. Now that's realism!
The problem is the world has changed. Political correctness has smothered common sense in its crib and we've seen corporations use strong-arm tactics to take money from old men and young kids for downloading music. Music that you can hear freely on the radio, but apparently not on your computer. Worse, the global climate has changed. For starters Cuba and Russia poses less of a threat to American sovereignty than our own government does. The world is (apparently) no longer threatened by global cooling or a fast depleting ozone layer, now it's global warming and Al Gore documentaries. Worse America, some pundits would shout, has been grossly mismanaged by a government whose ruinous foreign and domestic policies have all but ceded the country to foreign invaders- oops- I mean "illegal immigrants". Illegal immigrants, that's the proper PC thing to say, which brings us back to Red Dawn .
It's not politically correct to actually say anything bad about anyone, much less specific groups or countries, which means this movie will be weak and anemic. The original story would have to be modified. Alas Hollywood doesn't have the gonads to produce a story that tackles the real issues threatening American sovereignty, much less explore countries that offer a true real and present danger. Then again what constitutes a real and present danger seems to depend on what your politics are. And therein is a large part of the problem.
Obviously the original story will never make it in the current environment of dumbed down politically correct all-flash-and-no-substance movie making. Besides which there's no "green" message in the original movie and no terrorists. So what sort of a re-envisioned mutant abortion is Hollywood's remake machine likely to fart out of it's weeping puss-sore of a sphincter?
I shudder to think. I shudder to think!
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After a quiet 5th PA Sunday we are pushing to get as many people as possible for our 6th event. 2020 Texas Gladiators is a fantastic 80's PA and should be highly enjoyable. At 10pm GMT on June the 8th I hope you will join us all for the film and chat event. That's plenty of time to get hold of a copy of the film.
The Bachelor Boys have been putting out some frankly superb reviews of bad films on YouTube recently. Their latest review is the post-apocalyptic Knights and comes to you in conjunction with post-apocalypse.co.uk. Enjoy the review, and if you have time check out some of their previous reviews!
I must apologise for the lack of updates recently, I have been rather busy. To compensate for that I have two treats for you. Firstly is my very own short post-apocalyptic film made this weekend as part of a competition. It was scripted, filmed and edited within 48 hours.
If you have the chance to see it this weekend you should! Here in the UK we have to wait two months...
Apparently George Miller is now working on computer games and a Mad Max game in preparation for the fourth film! This is great news as it confirms that the film is still a real possibility. Check out this quote from George in Newsweek:
"Had Mel Gibson signed to play the lead again?
He all but signed to play the lead, yeah, yeah. But I think that day is long gone now--it's five years later."Link
Its now less than a week until Doomsday hit's US cinema's and anticipation is reaching extremely elevated levels here at PAUK. I don't know how we will cope as it is unlikely we will get to see it before it's UK release in May. If you still need persuading then check out these frankly mouth-watering teaser trailers:
Here is a first look at the new poster. I imagine the UK/US poster will look very similar.
It's been quite a while since I have posted any YouTube clip, but this quite new short from Norway deserves your attention:
Finally Universal have confirmed the release date for Doomsday in the UK as May 9th. Despite being a British film it won't be out here until nearly two months after the US release. Hopefully we can survive the gruelling wait...