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    'Barbarella' and 'Hannibal' producer Dino De Laurentiis dies at 91

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Nov 11, 2010

    Amazing career spanned from the Italian new wave through the new millennium
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    Schwarzenegger, Lynch and Luhrmann remember De Laurentiis

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010

    Memorial for producer of 'Dune,' 'Conan the Barbarian' and 'Flash Gordon'
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    The Morning Read: Matthew Libatique will join Aronofsky for 'Wolverine 2'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 12, 2010

    Plus a fantastic Roger Ebert interview with John D. McDonald
  • Orca - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

    Another big-budget monster movie from producer Dino de Laurentiis, Orca concerns the mutual revenge pact between an obsessive whaler (Richard Harris) and an angry killer whale, whose pregnant mate Harris killed. The whale strikes back by biting off Bo Derek's leg, so Harris and concerned biologist Charlotte Rampling follow it to frozen northern waters for the climactic showdown. Just in case you like Jaws better than Moby Dick, there's a killer shark thrown in for good measure. Ponderous, pretentious, and dull, this opportunistic disaster fittingly sank at the box office. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide
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    Hannibal Lecter may be heading to NBC

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Nov 7, 2011

    Grisly new project may prove an awkward fit with broadcast sensibilities
  • King Kong - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

    Famed producer Dino De Laurentiis tries to steal the thunder from Jaws, then the top-grossing film of all-time, in this big budget remake of King Kong. (De Laurentiis related his tactics to Tom Snyder: "When Jaws dies, nobody cries. When Kong dies, they all cry.") Updated to the 1970s, the original Robert Armstrong character is now Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), a big-shot oil magnate from Petrox Oil, looking for new petroleum deposits on a recently discovered Pacific island. Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) is a counter-culture paleontologist, stowing away on Wilson's ship, who warns that they are headed for "Skull Island," where prehistoric monsters still live and roam free. Also along for the ride is Dwan (Jessica Lange, in her film debut), a down-on-her-luck starlet, shipwrecked in the ocean after the sinking of a yacht. She really becomes down-on-her-luck when the group lands on the island and a giant ape, Kong, takes a shine to her. Kong kidnaps her and Dwan takes umbrage when the ape tries to remove her clothes by shouting, "You male chauvinist ape!" But Prescott comes to her aid and rescues her from the gorilla's big mits. Wilson, seeing money to be made on Kong, locks him in the cargo hold of his ship and transports him to New York City. Once there, Kong manages to escape and wreak havoc upon the beleaguered town, before being compelled to climb up the World Trade Center for sanctuary. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide