Austin, TX—Thursday, July 14th, 2011— Fantastic Fest is proud to announce our first wave of programming for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29, 2011 in Austin, Texas.
This batch of 19 films spans the globe from Japan, Belgium, Mexico, Russia, Hong Kong, Korea and of course the USA. We’re debuting digital restorations of Italian horror classics and a stunning 3D epic with more objects flying in your face than Michael Bay and James Cameron combined. With favorite Fantastic Fest veterans returning with new projects and a new slate of debut directors, 2011 is shaping up to be an epic edition.
"Fantastic Fest is the high-point of my year. Every year old friends return and strangers become friends. Fantastic Fest is my extended dysfunctional family; each of us completely obsessed by the wildest and weirdest films on earth," says festival creative director and co-founder Tim League.
Fantastic Fest is the film festival with the boring parts cut out. We scan the globe for the very best in action, horror, science fiction, fantasy to the truly bizarre in contemporary cinema for your viewing pleasure. Look for many more announcements in the weeks to come, including information on our gala events, parties and filmmakers in attendance.
For photos, trailers and full descriptions of the following films visit the Fantastic Fest press site. The Next Fantastic Fest content announcement is slated for mid-August. Stay tuned!
Comin’ At Ya! Noir 3-D (2011)- Real D Presents
Star Tony Anthony and Producer Tom Stern live in person
Director: Ferdinando Baldi, USA, 90 minutes
The film that kicked off the '80s 3D Boom returns in a state of the art digital re-invention and restoration. Equal parts western and rollercoaster, COMIN' AT YA! pulls out every stop to entertain you. If the modern wave of 3D were as fun as Comin’ At Ya! Noir 3D, the motion picture industry would have nothing to worry about. The only Spaghetti Western shot in 3D is now completely re-invented with the latest in 3D technology and stars Tony Anthony as H.H. Hart, an avenging hero out to retrieve his kidnapped bride, played by Victoria Abril. Gene Quintano plays the slave trader who is holding her hostage in this extremely memorable cult favorite.