Archive for the 'Home Videos du C-U' Category

VinSyn nabs UI film fugitive SHOT

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

On rare occasion, the strange little dreams we dream at MFHQ come true! Vinegar Syndrome will re-release the infamous UIUC student-made film SHOT in high definition later in 2018. Who knew?!?

Cover of DARKNESS comes to light

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Broken Shadow Entertainment of Taylorville, headed by Tye Wilson, is on the board with the 2016 DVD release of their thriller I HEARD THE DARKNESS. What manner of adventure awaits their viewers next?

Maverick dispatches ‘I DO’ to DVD

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Florida-based label Maverick Entertainment Group has slated the drama BEFORE ‘I DO’ from Predestined Arts & Entertainment of Springfield, IL, for home video release on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Suede Chain to art-rock C-U anew

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

It is our sworn duty to trot out the evidence of independent filmmaking in Champaign-Urbana when the opportunity arises. The Suede Chain finally got back together, so therefore we discuss their DREAM WHEEL CIRCUS.

C-U Film Leader: 10.14.2015

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

In the return of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about CONSUMED coming to the Art, the fate of a few thousand Rentertainments, and a pair of festivals with deadlines!

IOW: Gritty twin bill to chill Con

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: The Dark History Con of Champaign welcomes veteran dark artist Hart D. Fisher and his infamous locally-filmed opus, THE GARBAGE MAN, back to town.

Veritable vault of video to vanish

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

We had a good thing going, you and we, but the forces of media upheaval, consumer complacency, and altogether reasonable life changes have pried us apart as feared. Don’t you cry, TR. We’ll always have Chambana.

VALIANT ode to Marine veterans

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Tuscola filmmaker Bob Zimmerman of R.A.Z. Films set out to honor his father with a new documentary, RISE OF THE VALIANT, going above and beyond to chronicle a devastating fight.

Love is a hop, skip, JUMP IN away

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Filmmaking entrepreneur Kimberly Conner of Springfield broke through when her first feature JUMP IN received national DVD distribution last September. Her second full-length drama is on the way!

IOW: Thrill to the Skull & ‘Throne’

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: One of the redheaded stepchildren in Paper Opteryx lineage returns home as “The Video Throne” exudes analog angst under the CUBlog banner!

CNN to gift LIFE ITSELF on Jan. 4

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

CNN has announced the broadcast premiere of the Roger Ebert documentary LIFE ITSELF will be on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

In space, all you need is NINJA

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

We forget sometimes that Neon Harbor Entertainment still harbors creative refuge here in Champaign-Urbana. Or, maybe, they are real-life ninjas who move like the wind. Hold on. Did you just feel that? [Shudder]

Will VSD save the video star?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Read this, heed this, and then stop paying attention to any electronic screen within your vicinity so you can make it safely to That’s Rentertainment in Campustown. Today is Video Store Day!

IOW: A differing DRUNK history

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: In the mix of the fifth New Art Film Festival tomorrow, Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign, IL, will be the drama-comedy THE DRUNK. Here is a first look at its upcoming DVD release!