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Umbrella Entertainment in association with Monster Pictures will release the most ambitious sci-fi film ever produced in Australia, OCCUPATION RAINFALL, to home entertainment on June 16.

Following a major theatrical release earlier this year that saw OCCUPATION RAINFALL play in over 200 cinemas across Australia, Luke Sparke’s highly anticipated follow-up to the 2018 feature OCCUPATION is finally headed home to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital.

A film of such epic scale as OCCUPATION RAINFALL is deserving of the deluxe treatment on home entertainment and Umbrella Entertainment & Monster Pictures answer the call with a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Loaded with Special Features, ranging from multiple Audio Commentary tracks to Deleted Scenes to Featurettes that take you behind-the-scenes of the film and much more, this is without a doubt the definitive release of OCCUPATION RAINFALL.

Blu-ray Special Features

• 2 x Audio Commentary Tracks
–with writer/director Luke Sparke
-with writer/director Luke Sparke, producers Carly Imrie & Carmel Imrie, actor Zac Garred and VFX Supervisor Alex Becconsall
• 8 x Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by writer/director Luke Sparke
-Montage/ Wessex & Amelia
-Alien Spy in the Base
-Wessex & Amelia Reunite
-Haye’s Room
-Wessex & Amelia
-To the Lost
-Matt Talks to Alison
-Matt Hears Baby Alison
• Behind-the-Scenes (Featurette)
• Making The Music – Attack on Sydney (Featurette)
• Red Carpet Premiere (Featurette)
• TV Spots
-15 Second Spot
-30 Second Spot
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Sleeve Artwork

Blu-ray Specifications

• Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (16×9)
• Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1


MONSTER FEST in association with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Australia presents BOAR nationwide screenings on Sunday June 17th 9pm.

Carved from the darkest recesses of Chris Sun’s twisted imagination, BOAR is an outback horror about a giant, brutal and blood crazed pig. Starring international genre legend Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) and a veritable who’s who of Australian cinema, including the likes of John Jarratt, Nathan Jones, Ernie Dingo, Chris Haywood, Simone Buchanan, Melissa Tkautz, Roger Ward and more.

In the harsh yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before. Believed nothing more than a myth, a legend brought to life by a drunken local, the beast ventures closer to civilization, closer to life, and ultimately, closer to death. It’s brutal, it’s bloodthirsty, it’s BOAR.









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Monster Pictures’ Grant Hardie chatted to Heavy Radio’s Dave Griffiths about what the people of Perth can expect this weekend at Monster Fest Perth 2017.

Perth genre fans will get a taste of Monster Pictures’ annual Melbourne-based genre film festival Monster Fest this July thanks to the continued partnership with Event Cinemas to present MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW at Event Cinemas Innaloo on September 15-17th, 2017.

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW is a mix of horror-centric highlights around the globe and will feature some select Australian and Adelaide premieres!

Opening our festival is the Perth premiere of Tyler MacIntyre’s brutally hilarious slasher TRAGEDY GIRLS, followed by the Australian Premiere of surreal sci-retro-tech horror SEQUENCE BREAK and the claustrophobic Spanish suspense-driven thriller THE GLASS COFFIN will also have its Australian Premiere. Following their acclaimed Lovecraftian feature SPRING, writer/directors Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson’s THE ENDLESS will have its Perth Premiere, making its Australian Premiere is Colin Minihan’s zombie apocalypse game-changer IT STAINS THE SAND RED while Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece SUSPIRIA will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a presentation of the all-new stunning 4K restoration.

Another 4K restoration making its Perth debut is David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, a window into the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer. Australian mockumentary and recent Fantastic Fest official selection, TOP KNOT DETECTIVE will have a hometown screening along with a filmmaker Q&A. In association with Umbrella Films, we are proud to present tribute screenings to George A. Romero with the undisputed 1985 classic DAY OF THE DEAD and Tobe Hooper with THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. 

Single Session Tickets
Adult $21
Concession $17.50

5 Film Multi-Pass
Adult $82.50
Concession $71.50

10 Film VIP Pass
Adult $132
Concession $110

Make sure you grab your tickets from www.monsterfest.com.au

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The BFG,’ ‘The Measure Of A Man,’ ‘Central Intelligence,’ and ‘The Wait’. This episode also contains interviews with Steven Spielberg, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Cabrera (Melbourne WebFest), Thomas Caldwell (MIFF), Jack Sargeant (Revelation Film Festival), Emma Vestrheim (Scandinavian Film Festival), Em Baker (‘Spoke’ ), Jason Burrows (‘The Member’), Nora Niasari (‘The Phoenix’), Jeff Hann (‘The Coffee Man’), Kier-La Janisse (Monster Pictures), Perri Cummings (‘Trench’) and Paul Anthony Nelson (‘Trench’).

If you’re a Melbourne listener of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show make sure you take a listen this week if you would like to win a double pass to a special screening of ‘Swiss Army Man’ starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. The screening will be held in Melbourne on Thursday the 7th July. If you can make the screening and would like a chance to win the tickets just listening to this week’s show and answer the question Dave asks by sending us a private message at either our Facebook or Twitter page.

You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

Monster Fest Fright Night

Monster Fest, Australia’s premiere cult film festival is proud to announce a weekly program of cult screenings at two of Australia’s finest cinema establishments, the brand new Lido Cinema in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn and the recently revamped, New Farm Cinema in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of New Farm.

MONSTER FEST PRESENTS: FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT will showcase a depraved cavalcade of the latest, greatest and rarest cult and horror cinema from Australia and around the globe.

There will be world premieres, local premieres, reruns of classic gems as well as rarities that may never have been seen on the big screen in Australia before.  Where possible the screenings will involve special guests, either live at the cinema or via Skype hookup – actors, directors, writers and artisans from every cinematic walk of life.

“This is perhaps the most exciting development in Monster Fest’s history” said Monster Fest National Marketing Director, David Leadbetter. “To have two of the most spectacular cinema’s in the country regularly screening some of the scariest, nastiest and downright depraved films ever made, all under the Monster Fest banner, is a dream come true and should have cult movie enthusiasts salivating like rabid zombies” he continued.

The full program of Friday Fright Night films is currently being finalised and will be revealed shortly.

“There are so many incredible films being released in this country that never get seen on a big screen, these Friday Fright Night screenings will change that and will give genre freaks like me a reason to live” said Monster Fest Presents Curator Ben Hellwig, “We want this to be an all out celebration of cinematic depravity and for it to lure the genre loving throngs of this country back to the cinema where they belong, cult, think cult cinema, think Monster Fest Presents” he continued.

The Friday Fright Night screenings will launch with the third installment of the most controversial film franchise in the history of cinema, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEQUENCE) and the star of parts 2 and 3, British actor Laurence R. Harvey, will be on hand to partake in Q&A’s and signings post screening.

Launch dates are as follows:
MELBOURNE: June 26 – Lido Cinema, Hawthorn
BRISBANE: July 2 – New Farm Cinema, New Farm

Friday Fright Night screenings will continue every Friday from launch.

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Filmmaking mavericks of Australia take note!

Monster Pictures, in partnership with Open Channel, JMC Academy, Mnemonic Audio, Canadian film sales company – Raven Banner and crowd-funding platform – Pozible are very proud to announce a joint film production initiative that is set to stir interest across the land…



Australia’s very first micro-budget, “Ozploitation” feature film challenge!

The challenge calls for teams to submit an idea for a micro-budget exploitation feature film, based around the theme of Cannibalism.

The best applicants will be invited to pitch their projects at Monster Fest Melbourne to a live audience and a panel of expert judges, with the winning project receiving script mentorship and development, production funds, a managed crowd-funding campaign, production support, distribution in Australia/NZ and the UK by Monster Pictures, international sales by Raven Banner Entertainment and a red carpet premiere of the finished film at Monster Fest 2014.

Neil Foley from Monster Pictures says of the initiative, “we want Monster Fest to be the premiere launching pad for new Australian genre and Micro-Nasties is all about consolidating that position. The partners we have onboard from development, financing, distribution to foreign sales, ensures filmmakers an exciting opportunity to approach a micro-budget feature with all bases covered, a rare situation indeed!”

Open Channel Executive Director, Marc Gracie comments “Open Channel is thrilled to be involved. Today, there are many more opportunities for filmmakers working on micro-budgets to explore stories outside the mainstream, to develop craft skills, and to connect with the global market. This is an amazing opportunity for emerging talent to take a risk and find their voice and most importantly, to get their film seen by paying customers around the world.”

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 11th October, with the pitching competition set to take place at Monster Fest Melbourne at Cinema Nova on the 25th of November.

Visit the Monster website at www.monsterpictures.com for more details.

Brace yourself Australia, things are about to get NASTY