The Hammer Horror Blu-Ray Campaign

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Film By Dominik Moll: THE MONK lead us not into temptation

BRITISH QUAD POSTER
The quad poster (above) for Vincent Cassel in THE MONK (2011) has been released and
 what an exceptional, Gothic presence it gives! Mr. Cassel has been duly noted for that
 powerful and hypnotic gaze which is the focus of that visually stunning  poster. 
___________________________________________________
SPANISH POSTER
American one-sheet poster
The MONK (2011) is based on the 1796 novel by Matthew Lewis and at the time, the book was notorious for its horrifying imagery. The story follows Capucino Ambrosio who’s lured down the path of carnal persuasion, despite his sacred religious beliefs…
___________________________________________________________
FRENCH POSTER
THE MONK(2011)
Story line: Adapted from Matthew Lewis' novel by Moll and Anne-Louise Trividic...
THE MONK recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), a Capuchin superior, who succumbs first to temptations offered by a young girl who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and continues his descent with increasingly depraved acts of sorcery, murder, incest and torture. Combining sensationalism with acute psychological insight, this masterpiece of Gothic fiction is a powerful exploration of how violent and erotic impulses can break through the barriers of social and moral restraint.
- Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Deborah Francois, Sergi Lopez, Roxane Duran, Jordi Dauder, Catherine Mouchet, Javivi and Josephine Japy all assume a role in the film.
THE MONK (LE MOINE) hits Spain June 24th, 2011 then France July 13th.
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio 
in ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
Vincent Cassel in a scene from The MONK (2011)
The MONK opens in the UK on April 27, 2012
Starring Vincent Cassel, the film is an adaptation of Matthew Lewis' gothic novel, from way back in 1796. Famed for its horrific images and graphic violence, the text became quite influential, particularly on the surrealist Movement: Luis Buñuel almost filmed the novel in the '60s, before Ado Kyrou adapted that script into Le Moine in 1972.
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio 
in ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
A scene from ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
A scene from ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio and
 Deborah Francois stars as Valerio in
 ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio in ATO Pictures' The Monk (2011)
A scene from ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
The story follows Cassel's titular monk Capucino Ambrosio, a devout religious 
man who's led down a very dark path by his carnal temptation.
 You can understand why it caused a stir with 18th-Century readers ...
A scene from ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio 
in ATO Pictures' The MONK (2011)
Actor Vincent Cassel and director Dominik Moll attend 
The MONK (El Monjephotocall at the French Institute in Madrid.
(January 24, 2012 - Photo by PacificCoastNews.com)
Actor Vincent Cassel attends The MONK (El Monje)
 photocall at the French Institute in Madrid
(January 24, 2012 - Photo by PacificCoastNews.com)
Actor Vicent Cassel attends The MONK (El Monje) photocall 
at French Institute on January 24, 2012 in Madrid, Spain
(January 23, 2012 - Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe)
PREMIERE for THE MONK  'Le Moine' (2011) 
(l to r) Deborah Francois, Vincent Cassel, Josephine Japy
(July 12, 2011 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)
PREMIERE for THE MONK  'Le Moine' (2011) 
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio 
(July 12, 2011 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)
Director Dominik Moll, Josephine Japy, Vincent Cassel
The closing ceremony of the Festival Paris Cinema with 
the screening of  Mr. Moll's latest film...
The MONK "Le Moine", at the MK2 Bibliotheque
(July 12, 2011 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio
 in ATO Pictures' The Monk (2011)
Director Dominik Moll instructs Vincent Cassel for the
 next scene on the set of  THE MONK (2011) 
Vincent Cassel stars as Capucin Ambrosio 
in ATO Pictures' The Monk (2011)
Director Dominik Moll (right) instructs Vincent Cassel on
 how to pray for the next scene of  THE MONK (2011) 
The MONK "Le Moine" (2011)
 720p BluRay x 264 DTS-WiKi
- Synopsis: Madrid, in the 17th century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled preacher whose sermons draw crowds and earn him the admiration
 of all. Admired for his extreme rigor and absolute virtue, Ambrosio is certain he is safe
 from any temptation. But Satan has not said his final word…
- Starring: Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Joséphine Japy,
 Sergi López, Catherine Mouchet, Roxane Duran
- Director: Dominik Moll


WATCH TRAILER here
_________________________________________________

The Hammer Horror Blu-Ray Campaign



Sign the petition to ask Warner Bros to issue their Classic Hammer Horror titles on Blu-Ray, fully restored and mastered in 1080p for maximum picture quality!

Sign here: http://diaboliquemagazine.com/sign-petition-wb-release-hammer-horror-titles-blu-ray/

Why is this important? WB’s Hammer titles represent the British company’s very best output, and for many reasons, including cultural and historical, we believe these films should be restored and released in the new digital medium without delay.

Major studios are reluctant to release most of their catalog titles on BD due to the expense of scanning and restoration, as well as limited shelf space in stores. Instead, they focus on a limited group of films that they consider big moneymakers. Our goal is to show them that there is a robust market out there that goes beyond blockbusters. Supporting this campaign is a vote for classic films in general, and for greater diversity of titles in the home video marketplace.

The importance of this campaign to cinefiles can not be overstated. That’s why Guillermo del Toro, Bob Burns, Douglas McKeown, Mark Verheiden, Shane Briant, Svengoolie, and Chad Crawford Kinkle have all signed!

Warner Bros is listening! Make your voice heard NOW!

Sign the petition here: http://diaboliquemagazine.com/sign-petition-wb-release-hammer-horror-titles-blu-ray/