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Toronto based journalist & filmmaker Mark R. Hasan interviews artists & producers for the film / video / filmmusic media site KQEK.com and the filmmaking site Big Head Amusements.com.
KQEK.com ---  The Mask (1961) + The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul book launch (2015)

 

This partial Editor's Blog features edited excerpts from the pre-screening intros of Julian Roffman's The Mask (1961), Canada's first feature-length 3D and horror film, screened in 2012 and 2015 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The 2012 extract focuses on the fragile state of a rare 35mm  print and the 3D process, while the 2015 extract covers both the book launch of The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul, with editors Gina Freitag and Andre Loiselle providing contextual background info on Canadian film history and The Mask's uniqueness.

Read the full Editor's Blog at KQEK.com.

Read a detailed review of KINO's 3D Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Mask.

Additional info on The Canadian Horror Film is also available.

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Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Also available: HD extracts from visual podast version at Big Head Amusements.com.

Direct download: KQEK_Digital__TBL_Mask2012-2015__2016_05_08_MP3_louder.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

KQEK.com ---  Scanners actor Stephen Lack at The Royal Cinema (2016)

 

As part of Reel Canada's National Canadian Film Day celebrations, actor and artist Stephen Lack participated in a lengthy Q&A with NOW Magazine's senior film writer Norman Wilner after a free screening of David Cronenberg's cranium-cracking classique Scanners (1981) at Toronto's Royal Cinema.

Topics include Scanners’ 35 years of cult fame, blowing up Louis Del Grande’s head, co-star Patrick McGoohan, director Cronenberg, make-up whiz Dick Smith, and The Rubber Gun, a 1977 film co-written by Lack and director Allan Moyle which is seeking a Canadian partner in assembling a special edition release using rare materials from Lack’s own private archives.

Following this slightly edited version of the half-hour Q&A are my editorial thoughts on the ongoing problems in finding indie, art, cult, and CanCon tax shelter classics (such as Kings and Desperate Men) on DVD and as digital downloads.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Also available: HD extracts from visual podast version at Big Head Amusements.com.

Direct download: KQEK_Digital__RoyalCinema_Scanners_QA__2016_04_20_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

KQEK.com -- Interview with Cinerama Restoration Director Dave Strohmaier

Renowned Cinerama Restoration Director David Strohmaier discusses his work restoring forgotten films shot and exhibited in Cinerama - the three-panel, wide film process which debuted in 1952 and launched the widescreen wars of the 1950s.

Moving from classic Cinerama films released by Flicker Alley to his latest project, Holiday in Spain (aka the Smell-O-Vision classique Scent of Mystery) available on Blu-ray by Redwind Productions, this lengthy discussion digs into a marginalized, if not fogotten chunk of widescreen film history.

Also available: online print interviews with Redwind Productions' Brian Jamieson + additional comments from David Strohmaier, and a review of Mario Nascimbene's soundtrack album, released by Kritzerland Records.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

All podcast editing, mixing, and audio restoration produced in-house. For inquiries and demo reels, please visit Mondomark.com.

Direct download: KQEK__2015_01__Dave_Strohmaier__320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:44am EST

KQEK.com -- Interview with TIFF Bell Lightbox Programmer & Curator Rae Ann Fera

Interview with TIFF Bell Lightbox Programmer & Curator Rae Ann Fera regarding the June 17, 2012 installment of the bi-monthly series Packaged Goods, of which the latest installment, "Girls on Film," features a collection of commercials, music videos, and animated short films directed by women.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

All podcast editing, mixing, and audio restoration produced in-house. For inquiries and demo reels, please visit Mondomark.com.

Direct download: KQEK_Digital_RaeAnnFera_Int_2012_06_08.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:22am EST

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