Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright

Writer-director Edgar Wright is best known for Spaced, the BAFTA-nominated tv series he created with Simon Pegg for Britain’s C-4, as well as the feature films:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Hot Fuzz (2007) and the zombie romantic-comedy Shaun Of The Dead (2004). The latter earned Wright a BAFTA nomination along with a Bram Stoker and a British Independent Film Award.  He co-wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Tintin, executive produced Attack the Block, and directed The World’s End which has been lauded as one of the best films of 2013.

Commentaries by Edgar Wright

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Venom

1982
Paramount
Notable for its great cast of functioning alcoholics, this British-made kidnap thriller deserves a better...
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Day of the Dead

1985
United Film Distribution Company
By this time the Dead have triumphed and human beings are on...
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Carnage (aka Twitch of the Death Nerve)

1972
Hallmark Releasing
This is the international export trailer for Mario Bava’s...
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Suspiria – International

1977
International Classics
Taking up the lurid mantle of Mario Bava, former film critic Dario Argento...
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Suspiria

1977
International Classics
Edgar has his own thoughts on the very different American trailer that accompanied the US...
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Silent Running

1972
Universal
Stephen Bochco and Michael Cimino were among the writers of fx wizard Doug Trumbull’s...
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Raw Meat

1973
AIP
A rather inelegant retitling of Gary Sherman’s British thriller “Deathline”, originally pitched to the...
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Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

1965
Paramount
Hammer competitor Amicus Films found their mojo with this 1964 multi-story...
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Danger Diabolik

1968
Paramount
One of the great comic book movies of all time from the brilliant Italian...
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High Plains Drifter

1973
Universal
As close to a horror film as Clint Eastwood ever made. The Man...
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Phantom of the Paradise

1974
20th Century Fox
Brian De Palma and Paul Williams’ satirical glam-rock-opera takeoff on the Lon...
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The Black Hole

1979
Buena Vista
Disney’s first PG-rated release tries to combine Star Wars and 2001 into one...
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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

1974
United Artists
Clint Eastwood teams up with Jeff Bridges for something more than a male...
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Corruption

1968
Columbia
In the tradition of The Corpse Vanishes and Eyes Without a Face, this sleazoid classic...
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The Sentinel

1977
Universal
Jeffrey Konvitz’s best-selling horror novel was brought to the screen by Michael Winner, considered...
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The Fury

1978
20th Century Fox
After the exploding head in Scanners everybody thought, okay, there’s nothing more we can...
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Asylum

1972
Cinerama Releasing Corporation
Another terrific cast in one of the best of the Amicus multi-story horrors, set in...
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