In Review: The Colditz Story on DVD

by J P Wooding 7 December 2012

Seventy years ago, Pat Reid and four other British Officers, escaped from what the Nazis believed was an inescapable prison. In 1952, Reid’s novelisation of the various escape attempts and the forming of a fellowship amongst prisoners of varying nationalities became a bestseller.

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Unveiled: our 2012 Film Year Book

by Helen Cox 7 December 2012

Behold! The cover of our 2012 Film Year Book is unveiled. This year we thought we’d give you a sneaky peek inside a Hollywood Film Factory, where an army of familiar-looking robots have been working hard to create this year’s franchise fodder. The book comprises of over 120 pages and is produced in a stylish […]

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In Focus: When actors die young..

by Amanda Keats 6 December 2012

With our Ghosts of Movies Past issue just two weeks away, Amanda Keats remembers lost artists of the big screen. People across the world, whether they are film fans or not, are always saddened by the loss of young stars. There’s a sense of sorrow for many, not just at the tragic circumstances of that person’s […]

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In Review: Seven Psychopaths

by Rob Keeling 6 December 2012

Martin McDonagh’s follow up to 2008’s In Bruges is an entertaining, violent and often very funny comedy thriller which benefits from having a cast chock full of scene-stealing badasses.

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Win Seven Psychopaths goodies!

by Maryann O'Connor 5 December 2012

We have a lovely competition here for you lucky New Empress readers and you won’t have to kill anyone to get your hands on it… To mark the release of Martin McDonagh’s star studded black comedy, Seven Psychopaths, we’ve got two prize packs to give away

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In Review: Dear God No! on DVD

by Katherine McLaughlin 4 December 2012

James Bickert has written and directed a love letter to sleazy seventies cinema and grindhouse biker films in his first solo feature film.  Full of the bad taste synonymous with exploitation and from the co-creator of the Troma film Dumpster Baby it is no surprise this film doesn’t hold back on blood, boobs and brutality.

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Unveiled: our issue 8 front cover!

by Helen Cox 3 December 2012

Issue 8 is our Christmas edition and for this issue the theme is Ghosts of Movies Past. A special thanks to our cover artist Dan Havardi for making this cover so deliciously quirky. Inside our publication you can read up on the elements of cinema that have been lost, forgotten or simply keep coming back to haunt […]

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Christmas Savings Offer on New Empress Back Issues

by Helen Cox 3 December 2012

                            As Christmas is on the horizon we are offering New Empress readers  a special  buy one get one free offer on our back issues. Every issue released in 2012 has sold out within two weeks of publication but we still have […]

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In Review: The Jia Zhang-Ke Collection on DVD

by Maryann O'Connor 28 November 2012

The collection is made up of three films covering a thirty year period in the history of a country that many of us don’t know much about. Given China’s post-second world war history, you might think that Pickpocket, Platform and Unknown Pleasures would cover the colourful political goings-on but the attraction of these three films […]

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In Review: Rise of the Guardians

by Mark Searby 27 November 2012

“In a world of guardians….these were the best…until one day….they had to rise against evil”. We were disappointed to find the above sentence had not been used in the trailer for Rise of the Guardians, as it perfectly sums it up. The Guardians, a group of well known holiday characters including Santa, The Tooth Fairy, […]

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In Review: Sightseers

by Mark Searby 26 November 2012

Remember those dreadful caravan holidays you use to take with your parents many years ago? It really did feel like a horror film at times. Well now British director Ben Wheatley has channelled those horrific memories into his latest film – Sightseers.

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