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    Brett Ratner Talks Roman Polanksi's 'Weekend Of A Champion,' 'Rush Hour 4,' His Version Of Superman & More

    Brett Ratner, the director of the "Rush Hour" films and, most recently, "Tower Heist," isn't someone who you would imagine as being BFFs with Roman Polanski, the arty filmmaker behind such classics as "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby." But this is exactly the case. The two have been great friends fo...

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    'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' & More Hit Criterion In February 2014

    If you are one of those people in a relationship where Valentine's Day means presents, you might want to start dropping some suggestions to your significant other as Criterion has a variety pack of cinematic chocolates that you'll want to savor in February.

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    Roman Polanski on Rescuing 'Weekend of a Champion' From Obscurity and His Advice to Filmmakers

    In light of the upcoming November 22 theatrical release of Roman Polanski's restored and re-cut 1972 documentary "Weekend of a Champion," last week's New York City screening paid tribute to the film's decades-long journey by following with a rare press conference that included Polanski himself via S...

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    The Playlist Team Picks Their 13 Scariest Movies

    On the off chance you haven't literally tripped over a pumpkin in the last five minutes, we're here to remind you that tonight we celebrate the single greatest excuse ever invented to get trashed and wear skimpy clothing: Halloween. But of course, in addition to its status for some as a nationwide n...

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    Submarine Deluxe Acquires U.S. Rights to Polanski-produced 'Weekend of a Champion'

    Submarine Deluxe, the distribution label of Submarine Entertainment, announced today that it has acquired the U.S. rights to the lost 1971 Polanski-produced "Weekend of a Champion," a documentary about Sir Jackie Stewart's bid for the Monaco Grand Prix. Directed by Frank Simon and presented by Brett...

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    Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Polanski's 'The Tenant'

    The Dark Side of Sanity! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Roman Polanski's 1976 film "The Tenant," which stars Polanski himself, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas and Jo Van Fleet.

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    Watch: International Trailer & Poster For Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur' Starring Emmanuelle Seigner & Mathieu Amalric

    While it might seem every major festival film from the year thus far has been accounted for, we nearly forgot about Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur." Premiering at Cannes this past spring, it has since kept a low profile, skipping Telluride, Toronto and New York altogether. But with a release in Fran...

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    Watch: Vintage 23-Minute Documentary On The Making Of 'Rosemary's Baby'

    45 years since it was first released, Roman Polanski's horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" still continues to chill. The tale of the literal spawn of Satan and an unsuspecting young woman is one of the genre's finest, a pitch perfect, surreal and scary piece of filmmaking, but what was it like to make ...

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    To Celebrate Roman Polanski's 80th Birthday, A Retrospective

    Happy birthday to Roman Polanski, who turns 80 on Sunday August 18. Published just ahead of this occasion is James Greenberg's picture-packed coffee table book "Roman Polanski: A Retrospective," which covers all of Polanski's movies as well as his career as an actor. Part of a series of glossy filmm...

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    Happy Birthday, Roman Polanski! Watch 1-Hour 1984 TV Interview With The Director

    It's a helluva weekend for legendary film folks celebrating birthdays. Yesterday marked Robert De Niro's 70th, and today, director Roman Polanski is blowing out the candles on his 80th. And while his controversial and colorful past means some won't be raising a glass to the filmmaker, when it comes ...

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