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Giveaway of 1000 Ugly Brutal Cuts: Winners!!

The results are in on our THINGS fanart giveaway! Today we’re handing out THINGS DVDs courtesy of Intervision Picture Corp and copies of WICKED WORLD from Barry J. Gillis himself. A few weeks ago we asked questionably artistic B-movie fans to send in their most horrible, brutal and insane fanart devoted to the most warped Canadian film of all time, THINGS.  Here are the results!

“Grand” Prize Winner
A hearty mulleted congats to Wilson Stiner, who picks up an autographed THINGS DVD courtesy of Intervision as well as a THINGS comic book that we didn’t even know we were giving away until Barry gave us an extra copy. Like THINGS, Mr. Stiner’s submission is acutely painful to look at, hazy and garish in all the right (wrong?) ways.  One of several entries that chose to capture the film’s dreamlike intro of a nude devil-masked woman, we also particularly liked the inclusion of the clothes iron in the background to add to the seedy basement ambience. Check it out!

First Runner-Up
It’s obvious that Jesse Arnison‘s runner-up winning entry displays at least a little artistic talent, but the expression on Barry’s face is just too perfect as he hoists his beer while completely failing to notice the ant/creature/thing sneaking into the frame, which fairly sums up the entire plot of the film. Jesse picks up a DVD copy of THINGS from Intervision for his trouble.

More fanart and prizes revealed after the jump!

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Giveaway of 1000 Ugly Brutal Cuts: Win an Autographed THINGS DVD!

Calling all movie fans and masochists–Wanna win yourself an autographed  THINGS DVD courtesy of Intervision Picture Corp or a copy of Barry J. Gillis’ new follow up WICKED WORLD? Of course you do!

I’ve got DVDs to give away to five questionably artistic B-movie fans that can’t live without these warped cult classicks. And, for the first time in the site’s history, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents too! See below for all the ghastly, horrible, brutal and insane details!

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CanFilm Five: THINGS Director Andrew Jordan

“CanFilm Five” is the Canuxploitation blog’s ongoing guest column, which brings together prominent filmmakers, bloggers, critics, programmers to discuss their most loved offbeat Canadian films.

For this edition of CanFilm Five, we asked Andrew Jordan, the director of THINGS (which hits DVD from Intervision Film Corp on July 13) to pick his five favourite “forgotten” Canadian horror films. But Andrew’s quite well versed in the horror genre, and we couldn’t contain him to just five selections!  So here are Andrew’s top 10 forgotten or obscure Canadian horror films, along with his suggestions for obtaining the most complete and uncensored VHS version possible.

1. DERANGED (1974) — Most people don’t know this movie, based on serial killer Ed Gein, was shot in Toronto. Make sure you get the uncut version with scenes of scooping out an eyeball scene and scooping the brains of a corpse with a spoon.  The DVD is censored.

2. POSSESSION OF VIRGINIA (1972) — Another difficult-to-find film that is even harder to find uncut.

3. HUMONGOUS (1982) — Features the unpolitically correct tagline: “Here are the monster’s little toys. Once they were little girls and boys.” Most versions of this are censored.

4. THE PYX (1973) –A heroin-addicted prostitute, a murderous devil cult and Karen Black. ‘Nuff Said!

5. RITUALS (1977) — The Embassy Video VHS tape is cut, so get the uncut, Astral Video version.

6. BELLS (1982) — Make sure you get the uncut version–the version released under the title MURDER BY PHONE is heavily cut.

7. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVED DOWN THE LANE (1976) – -This one is not usually thought of as a Canadian film but it was filmed in Canada.

8. DEATH SHIP (1980) – A Canadian/UK co-production — creepy!

9. DEATH WEEKEND (1976) — Another film that needs to be seen in an uncut version to be fully appreciated.

10. SEIZURE (1974) — Oliver Stone weirdness!

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CanFilm Five: THINGS Star Barry J. Gillis

“CanFilm Five” is the Canuxploitation blog’s ongoing guest column, which brings together prominent filmmakers, bloggers, critics, programmers to discuss their most loved offbeat Canadian films.

For this edition of CanFilm Five, we asked Barry J. Gillis, the star of THINGS (which hits DVD from Intervision Film Corp on July 13) and WICKED WORLD, for his five favourite Canadian films.

Barry: There are lots of films that could be a part of this list. For example, David Cronenberg is my favorite Canadian director and I love many of his films. It is difficult to remember every Canuxploitation movie I have ever watched, and there are so many Canuxploitation movies that I still have yet to see. Thanks to the Canuxploitation film review site, we can all rejoice in knowing that there are tons of Canadian movies worth checking out that we may not even heard of, and many more that are worth watching  for the 100th time!

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