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2010-06-22 12:00:00

DALLAS, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Horror film fan magazine FANGORIA® today announced its partnership with leading global media entertainment provider Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) and feature film, television and DVD distributor Lightning Entertainment Group, Inc., to begin a unique, multi-tiered summer film distribution program called the FANGORIA® FrightFest(TM). This exclusive series will consist of eight new feature films,...

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2009-05-27 22:45:09

A 2006 movie loosely based on the real story of convicted killer and cannibal Armin Meiwes can be released in German theaters, a court in Karlsruhe ruled. The film, starring Thomas Kretschmann and Keri Russell, was released internationally under the title Grimm Love, but was banned in Germany after a court ruled it infringed upon Meiwes's personal rights. However, a court this week overturned the earlier decision, paving the way for Rohtenburg to open in German theaters, the BBC reported....

2006-03-03 06:51:15

BERLIN (Reuters) - A court ruled on Friday that a film that closely mirrors the true story of a German man who killed and ate a willing victim cannot be shown in Germany because it violates the rights of the real-life cannibal. "Rohtenburg" ("Butterfly -- A Grimm Love Story") was set to open in Germany on March 9 but a state court in Kassel upheld a complaint from Armin Meiwes, dubbed "The Cannibal of Rotenburg," that the film unjustifiably infringed his personal rights. Meiwes, a...

2006-02-28 15:41:03

By Philip Blenkinsop BERLIN (Reuters) - A real-life German cannibal who ate a willing victim is being immortalized on the big screen, like the fictional Hannibal Lecter, despite his legal bid to block the movie version of his gruesome crime. "Rohtenburg" ("Butterfly -- A Grimm Love Story") is set to open in Germany on March 9 and will hope to profit from the shock and fascination the case of Armin Meiwes evoked in a transfixed public in Germany and beyond. The movie tells the tale...

2006-01-10 06:10:24

By Scott Roxborough COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter) - A German cannibal is taking legal action to stop the release of the horror film "Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story," which he claims is based on his life. Keri Russell ("Felicity") stars as a graduate student researching imprisoned cannibal Simon Grobeck (Thomas Kretschmann). Russell is drawn into Grobeck's world and becomes obsessed with the Internet cannibal community. "Butterfly" is scheduled for a March 9 release in...


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