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The Dirt Full HD Screencaps

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Is it time to dish the dirt on The Dirt?

Not really.  I’ve not exactly watched the film and I’ve definitely not read the book it is based on, and my knowledge of Mötley Crüe is minimal.  I’ll leave the reviews to those better qualified than me.  Google will provide you with plenty if you want to read some.  I will say that the film has got very mixed reviews.  Did it go too far?  Did it not go far enough?  Is it a faithful recreation of the source material?  Is that biography actually accurate?  Does it matter?

Let us instead focus on the reason we’re here:  Kathryn Morris.

the_dirt_1080p_004As far I can find there was never any news chatter of Kathryn taking a role as the Deana Richards, mother of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx (real name Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.), in this film.  It definitely took us by surprise.  The project has been in the planning since shortly after the book was released in 2001, with various directors and actors attached to it over the years.

the_dirt_1080p_010Kathryn essentially has three distinct scenes in the film.  She appears for the first time by the end of minute 3 as Nikki sets up his early days with an abusive father and an uncaring mother (above left).  Immediately jumping forward a few years, dad is gone and mother is looking for answers at the bottom of a bottle with which ever man she’s recently picked up (right).  Nikki is acting up with loud music, provoking an argument with Deana which results in the police being called.  The issue is resolved without an arrest but Nikki makes his attitude towards his mother very clear (below left).  That’s all before 7 minutes in.

the_dirt_1080p_099Our next sighting of Kathryn is just past the hour mark.  Nikki and the Crüe are rapidly heading towards (no pun intended) rock bottom.  Attempting to calm things down the group’s manager brings Deana to meet Nikki.  It doesn’t go well (top).  And that’s all she wrote.

So, we get Deana in three time periods, meaning we get Kathryn with three different looks and many different emotions.

There are now over 140 Full HD (1080p) screencaps from Kathryn’s scene are now in the KM UK Gallery.

Kathryn’s Really In The Dirt

the_dirt_premiere_008A noteworthy update to yesterday’s public appearance post.

Based on the information available at the time I could see no connection between Kathryn and this new Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, due on Netflix this week.

Turns out there was more to this than just a red carpet appearance.  Happy to issue a correction on this issue.

According to a new revision on the IMDb page for the movie Kathryn is actually in it.  Her character is called Deana.  The first connection I’ve managed to make between the band and Deana is Nikki Sixx’s mother.  Her name Deana Richards.

Expect to see more from us on this soon.

Resurrecting Resurrecting The Champ: Out Of The Blu… ray

rtc_160File this one under:  Really?  This wasn’t a thing already?

News has reached KM UK that the 2007 film Resurrecting The Champ is set for a Blu-ray release in America this coming June.

Some parts of the world, notably Germany, had a Blu-ray version of the movie years ago but it appears that wasn’t the case back home in the US.  Now, a release as part of the MVD Marquee Collection is set for June 11th.

The hi-def home viewing solution includes some extras but they don’t look like anything new and are all in standard definition so must be lifted from the earlier DVD releae.

blu-ray_cover_001For new comers, Resurrecting The Champ revolves around Josh Hartnett and Samuel L Jackson’s characters.  Josh is a newspaper sports reporter looking for a big story to make his name.  Samuel is a homeless man Josh stumbles across who claims to be a once-famous boxer with a tale to tell.  His he who he says he is?  It’s a film with boxing but is definitely not a boxing movie.

Kathryn is one of the many big names making up the supporting cast.  Director Rod Lurie has a habit of doing this with his films.  As Josh’s older, more successful writer, mother to his son, and estranged wife, Kathryn is the grown up in the relationship.  She’s also gorgeous in every shot.  A quadruple (or more) threat.  She has some great scenes with Josh.  Well worth checking in full HD.

There are various images and videos relating to Resurrecting The Champ already in KM UK The Gallery.  The Blu-ray box cover, above, has now been added.

Resurrection Of A Cheerleader

doac_27A great (and I use the word advisedly) tradition of the media industry is remaking older tv shows/films/etc. and I’ve found out that the Lifetime Network in the US has been at it.  The new TV movie was first aired at the weekend.

To be fair to them they’ve not ‘done a Spider-man’ and made a three versions in less than 20 years.  Lifetime went back to 1994 for Death Of A Cheerleader, also known as A Friend To Die For.  Based on a true story, the drama dealt with the murder of a high-school girl by one of her classmates.  Kathryn had a small role as a Goth teenager, bullied for being different by our victim the popular girl as played by Tori Spelling.  It was one of Kathryn’s early on screen performances.

Often in these remakes they like to try and draw in fans of the original by casting someone from it in the new one.  As the actor will have aged it often means a child in the first becomes a parent, possibly of the same character.  From what I can see they haven’t done that, but they have cast Kellie Martin, the original teen killer, as a police detective in the remake.  I guess they can go with the idea of her having to catch her teenage self.  Sadly they didn’t go for Kathryn as well.  She could have been a cool art teacher with a dark streak, or an English teacher keen on Gothic horrors.  Oh well.

2019’s DOAC will have a number of updates brought about by a quarter of a century of of changes.  I’m sure mobilephones and social media play their parts, along with some adjustments to take into account the way we view certain behaviours etc.

But rather than me make pronouncements on a TV movie I haven’t seen why not read a review of the new version of Death Of A Cheerlader by Mads Lennon (now that’s a name!) over at the Hidden Remote website HERE.

As a comparison why not check out Trevor Wells’ article about the original 1994, conveniently posted very recently, on the Geeks Media site HERE.

They both mention Kathryn and her character so get props from us.

KM UK briefly covered Death Of A Cheerleader way back in 2011 HERE.

Paycheck Première 2003

003For various reasons it has been a quiet December on KM UK.

To make up for it we’re going to take a trip to an Xmas past.  It’s an Xmas present to enjoy for the Xmas (in the near) future.  See what I did there? :-)

Fourteen, yes 14!, years ago today (18th December 2003) the action/sci-fi-ish movie Paycheck got the red carpet treatment at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.  The general release started a week later on the 25th.

Strikes me as an odd time to bring out a movie.  In the UK that would never happen.  The big day is a national holiday so places like cinemas are not open, Boxing Day maybe.  I know that in the US Thanksgiving is more significant like that.

It had not occurred to me before but the wonderful red colour of Kathryn’s dress is a little bit Xmas-y.  Wonder if it was deliberate.  As there is not much more to it than the colour hopefully winter in Hollywood was not cold that evening :-)

Last updated in 2010 I’ve added 12 more photos to the Paycheck première gallery here.  That’s one large image (the one above) and 11 medium sized ones.

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