TCM Classic Film Festival 2013

Phil Hopkins is excited to attend the TCM Classic Film Festival again this year in LA! He will be in the are April 25-28. Shoot us an email if you will be in the area. For more information on the festival, check out, filmfestival.tcm.com.

NATPE 2013

Phil will be attending NATPE in Miami, FL Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29 & 30. He’s currently making appointments, so if interested, please email phopkins@filmchest.com.

TCM Remembers 2012

TCM’s annual tribute to the movie professionals who passed away in 2012.

ZAAT Screens at Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, TX – July 11th

Writer Ron Kivett IN PERSON. Special video intro from director Don Barton.

One of the finest movies ever made about a Nazi fugitive who develops a serum called ZAAT, uses it to transform himself into a walking catfish, and goes on a rampage in North Florida.ZAAT!, also known as BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z, is a prime example of what I call Planet Florida. What passes for logic and reason in the other 49 states is still viewed with suspicion in Florida. Don’t knock it. This no-rules approach to movie making has given us some of the finest and most entertaining drive-in movies ever and, while ZAAT! may lack the professional flair of its bigger budget counterparts, it gives us a window into a world beyond our own, with its own, somewhat obscure viewpoint. After you see ZAAT!, you will believe in the power of rubber monster suits. We will be joined by Ron Kivett, co-writer of ZAAT!, who will tell us all about the making of this 40-year old microbudgeted swampland gem. There will also be a video intro from director Don Barton, who is unable to attend for health reasons. Don’t miss it. DVDs and Blu-Rays (!) of ZAAT! will be on sale at the show.

For more information, check out Alamo’s website.

Springtime in the Sierras Rides Onto DVD

Classic Western Stars Roy Rogers, Trigger, Stephanie Bachelor & Jane Frazee

Rides Onto DVD June 26th

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — May 30, 2012 — For Immediate Release — Roy Rogers and his faithful steed, Trigger, save the day with guts, gusto and song in Springtime in the Sierras, riding onto DVD June 26 from Film Chest on the American Pop Classics label.

When his best friend, a game warden, is murdered by Matt Wilkes (Roy Barcroft, Oklahoma!, My Pal Trigger) – a henchman for criminal ringleader Jean Loring (Stephanie Bachelor, The Undercover Woman, G.I. War Brides) – Roy Rogers (playing himself as he did in more than 70 films) is determined to find out what happened.

With musical performances by Rogers, the film also features Jane Frazee (Buck Privates, Calendar Girl) and Andy Devine (Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Stagecoach).

Rarely ever seen in color, restored from the original, rare, 16mm archive print and digitally re-mastered, Springtime in the Sierras, is presented in full frame with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and mono sound.  Bonus feature: The Chevy Show Easter special (April 2, 1961) featuring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with special guests Charley Weaver, Eddie Arnold, George Maharis, and The Limeliters.