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STEP RIGHT UP... and learn about the latest marvels in motion picture entertainment, conjured up EXCLUSIVELY by the cinematic magicians at Ballyhoo. This is your official source for NEWS concerning Ballyhoo Motion Pictures latest documentaries, DVD/Blu-ray releases, feature productions, and roadshow appearances. This wondrous blog also includes a dazzling menagerie of 'behind the scenes' pictorials and one-of-a-kind poster galleries!

BALLYHOO OFFERS AN EXTRA HELPING OF TURKEY'S THIS HOLIDAY!

We invite cult film fans everywhere to dine on our latest documentaries for Shout! Factory's celebrated "Mystery Science Theater 3000" dvd sets! Volume XXXI is dedicated to the award-winning television series annual 'Turkey Day' marathon, as televised during the shows original airing! This exciting holiday set includes several NEW Ballyhoo documentaries, as well as the complete 'Turkey Day' bumpers and sketches from the years 1991, 1992, and 1995 (in chronological order). 

THE NEW BALLYHOO DOCUMENTARIES INCLUDE:
-"UNDERCOOKED & OVERSTUFFED: INSIDE THE TURKEY DAY MARATHON"
-"THIS FILM MAY KILL YOU: MAKING THE SCREAMING SKULL"
-"GUMBY & CLOKEY"
-"TURKEY DAY: BUMPER TO BUMPER"

Volume XXXI premieres on DVD November 25, 2014... from Shout! Factory.
BULL'S EYE! BALLYHOO BLAZES THE TRAIL WITH A NEW DOCUMENTARY!

Ballyhoo just wrapped production on a 40 minute documentary chronicling the life of actress Gail Davis, as well as her memorable role as infamous female gunslinger in Gene Autry's television series, "ANNIE OAKLEY". The documentary, entitled "PIG-TAILS & SIX SHOOTERS: THE MAKING OF TV'S ANNIE OAKLEY", will premiere on VCI Entertainment's DVD release of the complete series. That's right, cowpokes! The entire series of "ANNIE OAKLEY" will finally be available on DVD, restored and remastered. The documentary features all new interviews with Terrie Davis (Gail Davis's daughter), C. Courtney Joyner (western historian/author), Rob Word (Golden Boot Awards/Producer), and an archival interview with Gail Davis herself! 

THE NEW BALLYHOO DOCUMENTARIES INCLUDE:
-"PIG-TAILS & SIX SHOOTERS: THE MAKING OF TV'S ANNIE OAKLEY"
-"BULLSEYE!:THE DIRECTORS OF ANNIE OAKLEY"

The complete "ANNIE OAKLEY" television series premieres on DVD October 21, 2014... from VCI ENTERTAINMENT!







BALLYHOO DELVES INTO FUTURE NOIR WITH THE NEW "TRANCERS" BLU-RAY!

Just released this summer from FULL MOON ENTERTAINMENT, comes the newly restored HD version of "TRANCERS" starring Tim Thomerson and 'then' newcomer Helen Hunt. The blu-ray premiere of the classic 1980's sci-fi thriller features an all-new making of documentary, entitled "CYBERCRIME: THE MAKING OF TRANCERS".

The blu-ray of "TRANCERS" is now available from FULL MOON ENTERTAINMENT!


BALLYHOO NOMINATED FOR 8 RONDO AWARDS THIS YEAR!

STOP THE PRESS! Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and owner/producer Daniel Griffith was nominated for eight Rondo Awards this year, including three for BEST DVD EXTRA: "This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making!", "The Devil's Bloody Plaything: Possessed by Hands of the Ripper", and "Femme Fantastique: Resurrecting the Vampire Lovers". 

Ballyhoo's work is also featured on the several DVD and BLU-RAY releases that were also nominated! Titles such as "Hands of the Ripper", "Gorgo", "Vampire Lovers", and "Mystery Science Theater 3000: 25th Anniversary Edition" all received nominations in the BEST HORROR DVD/BLU-RAY and BEST HORROR COLLECTION categories, respectively! The Mystery Science Theater 3000 25th Anniversary issue (co-written by Ballyhoo frontman, Daniel Griffith) with also nominated in the BEST THEMED ISSUE category! 

Ballyhoo Motion Pictures would like to personally  thank each and every individual who  helped make these documentaries possible! This is includes distribution companies, like Shout! Factory, VCI Entertainment, and Synapse Films! And special thanks to the loyal fans of these films, in general! Thanks for helping us keep their reputation alive for generations to come!

Here's the roster of Ballyhoo nominated categories:

BEST CLASSIC HORROR DVD/BLU-RAY:
-GORGO (VCI)
-HANDS OF THE RIPPER (SYNAPSE)
-THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (SCREAM! FACTORY)

BEST DVD/BLU-RAY COLLECTION:
-MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 25TH ANNIVERSARY (SHOUT! FACTORY)

BEST RESTORATION:
-GORGO (VCI)

BEST DVD EXTRA:
-HANDS OF THE RIPPER: "THE DEVIL'S BLOODY PLAYTHING"
-MST3K: THE MOVIE: "THIS ISLAND EARTH: 2 1/2 YEARS IN THE MAKING!"
-THE VAMPIRE LOVERS: "FEMME FANTASTIQUE: RESURRECTING THE VAMPIRE LOVERS"

BEST THEMED ISSUE:
-SCREEM #27 CELEBRATION OF MST3K'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY


Remember! Anyone can vote! Visit the RONDO HATTON AWARDS website to cast a ballot for your favorite horror, science fiction, and fantasy releases of 2013! Voting ends at Midnight on May 5th, 2014.

BALLYHOO FILMMAKER DANIEL GRIFFITH REVISITS PRISONERS OF WAR

PRISONERS OF WAR: SEASON ONE is coming to DVD this July! The release features a 45 minute documentary on the making of the series entitled, "AN OPEN WOUND: MAKING PRISONERS OF WAR", edited and directed by Ballyhoo frontman Daniel Griffith. The series was the inspiration for Showtime's original series, HOMELAND. It was an honor to work with Shout! Factory on this monumental DVD release! To order this series on DVD, visit SHOUT! FACTORY.


















BALLYHOO 'S LATEST HAMMER DOCUMENTARY FOR SYNAPSE FILMS

Ballyhoo continues their Hammer documentary series for Synapse Films with the May 6th, 2014 DVD/Blu-ray release of "COUNTESS DRACULA", starring Ingrid Pitt and director by Peter Sasdy. Ballyhoo has had the honor for producing compelling documentaries for six Hammer home video releases, thus far. Five of    them were in collaboration with Synapse Films (the sixth title was "THE VAMPIRE LOVERS", released by Scream! Factory). The special edition of "COUNTESS DRACULA" includes:

• Audio commentary by Pitt, Sasdy, screenwriter Jeremy Paul and author Jonathan Sothcott
• “Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life of Ingrid Pitt” featurette
• Archival audio interview with Pitt
• Still gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork

For more information on this blood-drenched Hammer epic, visit SYNAPSE FILMS.