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It Came From The Tube: Blackout (1985)

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There’s nothing like a good mystery, and HBO’s Blackout (1985) has a central premise that’s hard to deny: You survive a car crash, but have no memory of who you were before. Until, 7 years later, someone shows up and insinuates that you were a man who murdered his entire family and then fled. Now, could you go about your life, or would you want to know the truth? And if you were a killer, would that impulse return?

HBO’s original programming was still in its infancy, so the film, which debuted on Sunday, July 28th, plays as a barely more graphic version of a network offering, which is fine anyway; Blackout offers enough story and characterization to diminish any desire for extra blood or sleaze.

Once more, to our faux TV Guide:

Blackout (Sunday, check local listings for the 42 of you who have HBO)

Following a horrific car accident,
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Off The Shelf – Episode 84 – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases For Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, March 29th, 2016.

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Follow-Up Kickstarter Projects: Ben Model, Disney Television Animation Don Hertzfeldt Blu-rays News The Iron Giant Kino Lorber: Teen Witch, The Mark of Zorro, Rawhide, 3 Bad Men, The Pit, Chandu The Magician Scream Factory: Bad Moon, Hell Hole, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Warner Archive: Father of the Bride (1950), Devlin, The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Code Red: The Dark 88 Films: Drive-In Massacre Cinema Epoch: Private Lessons Eureka: Upcoming Titles Twilight Time April Preorders Links to Amazon Bicycle Thieves Blue Ice Chantal Akerman: Four Films Cherry Falls The City of the Dead Code 7, Victim 5 / Mozambique Concussion Confession of a Child of the Century Corruption Hidden Fortress Frightmare The Gong Show Movie Hateful Eight Murders in the Rue Morgue
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Emmanuelle actor Sylvia Kristel dies

Star of 1974 film about bored housewife who embarks on voyage of sexual discovery dies after cancer battle and stroke

Sylvia Kristel, the Dutch-born actor who brought sex to the multiplex, has died at the age of 60. She had been battling cancer and suffered a debilitating stroke in June of this year. "She died during the night during her sleep," her agent, Marieke Verharen, told the Afp news agency.

Having initially worked as a model, Kristel rose to stardom in Emmanuelle, the 1974 tale of a bored, beautiful housewife who embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Directed by Just Jaeckin, the softcore drama sent Kristel's character through an endless whirl of skinny dipping, masturbation and the leg-over antics of the Mile High Club. But Emmanuelle's hedonistic worldview struck a chord with mainstream 70s audiences. It went on to become one of the most successful French productions ever, earning upwards of
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Sylvia Kristel obituary

Her film career was dominated by her role as Emmanuelle

There can be few film actors so closely associated with one role as was Sylvia Kristel, who has died of cancer aged 60. The title role of the sexually adventurous housewife in Emmanuelle (1974) became a reference for every part she played subsequently. This was not surprising, as the Dutch star did play a character called Emmanuelle, with few variations, many times over.

In the original film, Kristel portrayed the bored wife of a French embassy official in Bangkok, urged by her libertine husband to explore all the possibilities of sex. Thereupon, she finds herself in bed with, among others, a lesbian archaeologist and an elderly roué. Directed with some grace by Just Jaeckin, this glossy soft-porn package, dressed up as art-house erotica, was a huge international hit, becoming the first X-rated film to be released in the Us. Lushly photographed and
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Kristel: More Sex in Her Biggest '80s Box-Office Success

Sylvia Kristel: Private Lessons and Lady Chatterley’s Lover [See previous article: "Sylvia Kristel Dies: Emmanuelle Star."] Kristel’s two notable efforts during that period were Alan Myerson’s box-office hit Private Lessons (1981), in which she, as a foreign housemaid, becomes the erotic tutor of a (horny) all-American 15-year-old (Eric Brown), and the Just Jaeckin-directed, European co-production Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1982), co-starring Excalibur‘s Nicholas Clay. Critics, however, weren’t exactly thrilled with either movie, particularly Jaeckin’s good-looking but slow-moving, bare-bones (and -bodies) adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel. (Photo: [...]
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Sylvia Kristel Has Died

Sylvia Kristel Has Died
She was the face (and body) that launched a thousand teenage erotic dreams. Sylvia Kristel, who got her big break in 1974’s lusty classic Emmanuelle, has died at the age of 60.Despite a career stretching across more than 50 films, she’ll forever be known as the soft-core star of a series of movies chronicling the sexual adventures of a bored housewife.The original Emmanuelle became something of a controversial X-rated sensation and ran in one Parisian cinema for 11 years.Kristel was born in 1952 in the Netherlands and was raised by strict parents. After a convent school education, she became a teenage model and scored bit-parts in small films. But winning a Miss TV Europe competition in 1973 put her on the road to cult stardom when it helped her land the role of Emmanuelle at the age of 22.Kristel parlayed the success of that film into an acting career, appearing in
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Erotic film star Sylvia Kristel dies at 60

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Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, best known for the 1974 erotic French film "Emmanuelle," has passed away at the age of 60, her agent tells the Afp. The actress had been suffering from throat and lung cancer and had sustained a stroke back in July.

"Emmanuelle" starred Kristel and chronicled the life of a housewife in an open marriage. It spawned several sequels, which also starred Kristel in the title role. The original was one of the first erotic movies to be shown in mainstream cinemas; Kristel attributed its success to the changing censorship laws of the era.

Following the success of the first three "Emmanuelle" movies, Kristel spent several years in Hollywood, appearing in "The Concorde: Airport '79" alongside Robert Wagner and "Private Lessons" opposite Howard Hesseman.

Kristel's romantic life was also dotted with famous faces. She was romantically linked with actor Ian McShane ("Deadwood"), wed American millionaire Alan Turner and was
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Sylvia Kristel, star of 'Emmanuelle,' died

Sylvia Kristel, star of 'Emmanuelle,' died
Actress Sylvia Kristel, the Dutch star of the hit 1970s erotic movie Emmanuelle, has died of cancer at age 60.

Her agent, Features Creative Management, said in a statement Thursday that Kristel died in her sleep Wednesday night. Kristel, a model who turned to acting in the 1970s, had been fighting cancer for several years.

Her breakthrough came in Emmanuelle, a 1974 erotic tale directed by Frenchman Just Jaeckin, about the sexual adventures of a man and his beautiful young wife, played by Kristel, in Thailand.

She went on to star in several sequels to Emmanuelle, as well as in Hollywood movies
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Actress Sylvia Kristel Dead at 60

Released in 1974, the soft-core French film Emmanuelle was one of the first erotic movies to be shown in mainstream U.S. cinemas. The story of a sexually promiscuous housewife was an worldwide smash, making a star of 22-year old Dutch beauty Sylvia Kristel and spawning dozens of sequels and knock-offs (Kristel also starred in the first sequel Emmanuelle Joys Of A Woman). She had a natural, uninhibited presence and would act in several erotic period pieces in Europe such as Lady Chatterly’S Lover and Mata Hari. Her Emmanuelle image followed her to the United States where she starred as a maid who seduces a teenage boy in the controversial 1981 sex comedy Private Lessons, another hit. Kristel lived mostly in Belgium the last couple of decades and penned her autobiography Undressing Emmanuelle. In May 2006, Kristel received an award at the Tribeca Film Festival for directing the animated short film “Topor
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Sylvia Kristel Star of 'Emmanuelle' Dies Aged 60

Sylvia Kristel who starred in the 1974 erotic film Emmanuelle, has died from cancer at the age of 60. According to The Huffington Post, Kristel's agent Features Creative Management said in a statement Thursday that Kristel had died in her sleep last night after battling cancel for a few years. Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle marked her breakthrough, which she followed with a sequel, and numerous TV movies. The actresses other roles included 1981's Lady Chatterley's Lover as Lady Constance Chatterley, alongside Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay and Anne Mitchell. In the same year, she starred in Alan Myerson's Private Lessons comedy with Howard Hesseman and Eric Brown.
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Sylvia Kristel Star of 'Emmanuelle' Dies Aged 60

Sylvia Kristel who starred in the 1974 erotic film Emmanuelle, has died from cancer at the age of 60. According to The Huffington Post, Kristel's agent Features Creative Management said in a statement Thursday that Kristel had died in her sleep last night after battling cancel for a few years. Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle marked her breakthrough, which she followed with a sequel, and numerous TV movies. The actresses other roles included 1981's Lady Chatterley's Lover as Lady Constance Chatterley, alongside Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay and Anne Mitchell. In the same year, she starred in Alan Myerson's Private Lessons comedy with Howard Hesseman and Eric Brown.
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List of Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info. If you would like to suggest additional schools for future editions of this list, please email backstage@backstage.com. Los Angeles3rd Street Dance, 8558 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-275-4683, thirdstreetdance@aol.com; www.3rdstreetdance.com; Over 20 years in Los Angeles. Private lessons also available. Ballroom, LatinThe Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 818-889-1515, academyofdance@sbcglobal.net; www.academyofdance.us; Pre-school to professional. Also has competition squad. 30 years in Los Angeles. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre.Academy of Music and Dance, 72 W. Bellevue Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-768-2614, contact@pasadenadanceclasses.com; www.pasadenadanceclasses.com; Offers dance classes, music lessons, voice and theatre for ages 1 1/2 through adult,
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List of Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info. If you would like to suggest additional schools for future editions of this list, please email backstage@backstage.com. Los Angeles3rd Street Dance, 8558 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-275-4683, thirdstreetdance@aol.com; www.3rdstreetdance.com; Over 20 years in Los Angeles. Private lessons also available. Ballroom, LatinThe Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106, Westlake Village, CA 91362, 818-889-1515, academyofdance@sbcglobal.net; www.academyofdance.us; Pre-school to professional. Also has competition squad. 30 years in Los Angeles. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-hop, Musical TheatreAcademy of Music and Dance, 72 W. Bellevue Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-768-2614, www.pasadenadanceclasses.com; Offers dance classes, music lessons, voice and theatre for ages 18 months through adult, emphasizing small class sizes.
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