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ABC to distribute Bobby the Bear

  • IF.com.au
ABC Commercial has been appointed the international distribution partner for the new Australian series,

Bobbie the Bear, created by Lavender Bear Productions, is a live action animation series about the adventures of a resourceful and inquisitive purple bear.

The series was inspired by the popularity of a soft lavender-scented purple bear called Bobbie which has taken Asia by storm..

Last year, more than 65,000 tourists flocked to the Tasmanian lavender farm where the series is set to pick up their own bear, where demand far exceeds supply.

Bobbie the Bear is produced by Ben Adams and Peter Flynn, and directed by Jody Dwyer..

Bobbie together with his animal friends - including a Tasmanian Tiger, a Tasmanian devil, an Owl, a Bug and Bees - explore the world around them solving any problem that comes their way.

ABC Commercial head of sales and international business, Sharon Ramsay-Luck, said she was thrilled
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Aussie horror Dying Breed: Blu-ray Review

Director: Jody Dwyer. Review: Adam Wing. It’s Australia’s turn to get down under your skin with Jody Dwyer’s twisted vision of terror, The Hills Have Eyes has a lot to answer for, and Dying Breed proves once again that keeping it in the family is rarely a good thing in the world of horror. Convinced that Tasmanian tigers still exist, and determined to finish the work that her sister started, zoologist Nina (Mirrah Foulkes) sets off on an expedition with her partner Matt, their financier Jack and his girlfriend, Rebecca. An interesting array of characters, not to mention wilfully annoying, between them they have also starred in the likes of Wolf Creek, Snakes On A Plane and Saw. Not exactly strangers to the world of torment and torture then… Their quest leads them deep into isolated territory, which is now inhabited by the descendants of Alexander Pearce
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DVD Review: 'After Dark Horrorfest III: 8 Films to Die For'

Chicago – Lionsgate and After Dark Films’ recently released their third collection of “8 Films to Die For” and this year proved to be the most uninspiring octet to date. With fewer risks taken than the last two years and less extreme failures or successes, “After Dark Horrorfest III” is terrifyingly dull.

Overall DVD Rating: 2.0/5.0 What makes this year’s collection rather forgettable is the lack of extremes on either side of the rating spectrum. The first two years produced some truly excellent genre gems including “Borderland,” “The Hamiltons,” and “The Abandoned.” At the same time, movies like “Dead Lake,” “Undead,” and “Nightmare Man” should be buried in a deep hole and never see the light of day again.

I have to admit that I liked the variety in quality of the last two years more than this year, when nearly every film registered as forgettable more than good or bad. There was one notable standout,
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Dying Breed (Horrorfest III Flashback Review)

The Australian production Dying Breed proves that the survival-in-the-woods strain of horror film is anything but. The tried-and-true ingredients are present and accounted for: two young couples, a forbidding wilderness for them to venture into, weird and foreboding supporting characters, cannibalistic killers and plenty of graphic mayhem. And a little bit of based-on-reality garnish always adds an extra frisson, so the movie begins with a flashback involving the notorious Alexander Pearce, a.k.a. “The Pieman.” Back in the 19th century, when Australia served as a penal colony, Pearce escaped imprisonment on the island state of Tasmania and survived by consuming the flesh of his fellow escapees. He was recaptured and hanged for that offense…but could his bloodline have survived into the present day?

That’s not the question zoology student Nina (Mirrah Foulkes) is seeking to answer when she heads into Tasmania’s forests. She’s on the trail of the Tasmanian Tiger,
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Part one of our After Dark Horrorfest III mega review!!

I'm now halfway through Lionsgate's After Dark Horrorfest III box and I must say, so far I'm impressed with this year's offerings. However, we received the box a little too late to craft in-depth reviews of each film by Monday so I decided to take a shorter look at each film in two big mega-posts.

Continue on to read mini-reviews of The Broken, Perkins 14, Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations and Dying Breed.

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Title: The Broken

Year: 2009

Director: Sean Ellis

Writer: Sean Ellis

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Amazon: Purchase

Review by: agentorange

Rating: 7 out of 10

British newcomer Sean Ellis (Cashback) taps into early Polanski and blends it with Hitchcock's Veritigo in this classy urban thriller about a woman who becomes increasingly dislodged from reality when she sees what appears to be her doppelgänger driving down the street.

The Broken is, so far anyway, a stand out of the After Dark set
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Dying Quality

I had the distinct misfortune of watching Jody Dwyer's Dying Breed yesterday. An ugly and washed out horror movie that commits cardinal horror sins. Despite being filled with horrible unlikable characters, it's also incredibly boring. Barely one fright in an entire 90 minute running time is not good and there was only one moment that I would say I was surprised and "shocked!" (as the poster art would say and it involves a character in a tree and that's all I'll say).

It's plot is one you've seen a hundred times before (or more if you're a horror aficionado) wherein a bunch of city kids travel through the deep south and come across the locals who like to use said city slickers not only as bait to keep the bush-bound cannibals at bay, but also as breeding factories. Don't eat the meat pies if you ever visit rural Tasmania, okay!
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Martyrs DVD art; first After Dark disc details

Fango got a first look at cover art for the Weinstein Company and Genius Products’ DVD release of Martyrs. Surprisingly, Pascal Laugier’s much-talked-about gorefest will be going out under the Weinstein label, not as one of its Dimension Extreme titles.

The movie, in which two young women confront torturous terrors in their past and present, will nonetheless be uncut and unrated when it hits DVD April 28. Special features, if any, have yet to be announced; we’ll keep you posted. See our exclusive set report on Martyrs and interview with writer/director Laugier in Fango #281, on sale in February.

We also got the initial news from Lionsgate Home Entertainment about special features for its After Dark Horrorfest titles coming March 31 (see covers and pre-order links here). All of the movies will be presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, accompanied by Miss Horrorfest webisodes. As of now, the most
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Review: Dying Breed

By Scott Weinberg (original publication date: 4/27/08 -- Tribeca Film Festival)

Dying Breed is to horror movies what your favorite sandwich is to meal-time. And by that I mean this: It ain't exactly new. If I described the plot like this -- four well-intentioned but ill-equipped young adults travel into a very dangerous part of the world only to become victims of something horrific -- you'd probably start yawning right about ... now. So on the surface, Jody Dwyer's Dying Breed is a pretty familiar affair. Having said that, it's still got quite a few more assets than many of its ilk -- plus it's actually kinda creepy, impressively well-shot, and really quite gruesome on several occasions. So while sure, it's a fairly familiar old sandwich, it's still a sandwich that was put together with some actual effort, which is nice.

A bit more specifically: Two young couples decide to trek
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After Dark Horrorfest III: 1st DVDetails and Pre-orders

After Dark's Horrorfest III just hit theatres this weekend (running through the 15th) in limited release, and already the first details on DVD's for all of this year's "8 Films to Die For" has arrived. Check out the artwork and pre-order information for all eight, along with the box set after the jump.

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Adam Gierasch’s Autopsy, Sean EllisThe BRØKEN, Seth Grossman’s The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, Jody Dwyer’s Dying Breed, Phedon Papamichael’s From Within, Craig Singer’s Perkins’ 14, Stewart Hopewell’s Slaughter and Oh Ki-hwan’s Voices will arrive in-stores on March 31st. No word on special features just yet, but we'll keep you posted as details roll in. For exclusive coverage of Horrorfest III, pick up a copy of Fangoria #279, on-sale now!
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Exclusive Dying Breed Pics!

It wasn't long ago that After Dark Films confirmed Dying Breed as one of Horrorfest III's 8 Films to Die For; and today they gave us not one, but three, exclusive pics from the film to share with our readers.

As a refresher, Dying Breed follows two couples who penetrate the Tasmanian wilderness in order to prove that an ancient species known as the Tasmanian Tiger still exists. What they find is a species much more horrifying than they ever imagined. Jody Dwyer directed the film, which he co-wrote with Michael Boughen and Rod Morris, and Nathan Phillips (Snakes on a Plane, Wolf Creek) and Leigh Whannell (Saw) star.

Check out the full images by clicking each thumbnail below, and for more on Horrorfest III, visit the official site.

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After Dark HorrorFest III - Full Line-up Announced

After Dark Films has officially announced the full slate of "8 Films to Die For", which will all hit theaters January 9th as part of next year's After Dark Horrorfest III. This year will not only premiere some interesting acquisitions, but it will also be the first festival to incorporate original productions made specifically for the event. "Dying Breed" Director: Jody Dwyer Writer: Michael Boughen, Rod Morris, Jody Dwyer Starring: Leigh Whannell, Nathan Phillips, Melanie Valejo, Mirrah Foulkes, Peter Docker, Billie Brown Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that something.or someone.murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush. "Autopsy" Director: Adam...
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Autopsy & Dying Breed Confirmed for Horrorfest III

Just a few weeks ago we found out that Autopsy and Dying Breed (review) were going to be part of After Dark Horrorfest III, but now we can finally say the announcement is official thanks to a press release from After Dark Film's CEO Courtney Solomon.

Jody Dwyer's Tasmanian cannibal tale and the Adam Gierasch-directed hospital thriller joined the previous announced titles The Broken, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation, From Within, Perkins’ 14, and Slaughter, but we're still one film shy. Hmmmm...

Starting on January 9th and running through the 15th, 8 Films to Die For will be playing in select theatres. For more on the event, check out After Dark Horrorfest's official site.

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Dying Breed goes viral Down Under

While the Aussie survival flick Dying Breed isn't set to hit U.S. screens until January (as part of After Dark Horrorfest III, which we last told you about here), things are ramping up for the film's homeland release on November 6th. A new viral video arrived here at Fango this morning, promoting the film via some very Sweeney Todd-esque baked goods. It comes with the warning that "Every Body Has Different Tastes."

Directed by Jody Dwyer, Dying Breed concerns a group of researchers who encounter a cannibalistic clan while searching for a rare tiger in the Tasmanian wilderness. The gory chiller co-stars Nathan (Wolf Creek) Phillips and Leigh (Saw) Whannell.
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Two More Horror Flicks Added to 'After Dark Horrorfest III'

On Sunday, October 5, Bloody-Disgusting reported that two more horror movies, "Dying Breed" and "Autopsy", have fallen into After Dark Horrorfest III's line-up for their "8 Films to Die for". The additional two films join the five previously announced collections that include "From Within", "The Broken", "Slaughter (2009)", "Perkins 14" and "The Butterfly Effect: Revelation".

"Dying Breed" is a horror thriller from director Jody Dwyer. It is said to be inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger and tells the story of four friends who discover deathly mystery lurking in Australian bush. Meanwhile, "Autopsy" comes from one of the "Mother of Tears" writers, Adam Gierasch. The Seven Arts Pictures film centers its story on a woman in search of her injured boyfriend in a bizarre and dangerous hospital.

Earlier, it has been reported that the third annual After Dark Horrorfest has pushed back its schedule. Originally slated to be
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Tribeca: Full Official Trailer for 'Dying Breed'!

If you head on over to Bdtv/YouTube you can check out the full trailer for Jody Dwyer's Dying Breed, which will have its World Premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in Nyc. Leigh Whannell of the Saw franchise stars, so check out that trailer and all of the others by clicking here. Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that somethingor someonemurderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush.
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Bloody New Stills From 'Long Weekend' & 'Dying Breed'

We just received an e-mail from a blogger who somehow scored exclusive new stills from two upcoming Darclight films. Inside you'll find new looks at Jamie Blanks' Long Weekend remake and Jody Dwyer's Dying Breed (trailer), which will be playing at next month's Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Read on for the pics or click the title above for more.
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