Director George Sluizer discusses his 1993 film Dark Blood, which makes its UK premiere at GFF two decades after production stoped when its young star, River Phoenix, died. Continue @

Have added the following magazine scans to the Gallery (Gallery > MAGAZINE SCANS)
Bravo 1988 x 3 (19 May, 01 Sep, 10 Nov)
Empire (100 DVDs You Must Own)
Film Review (April 1987)
Premiere (Dec 1993)
TV & Satellite Week (2002)
Bravo (Unknown Date)
Film Adverts

On October 31, 1993, at around one in the morning on the sidewalk outside the Viper Club, Los Angeles, River Phoenix began having convulsions. The actor, who was 23, died an hour later. Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office revealed he had “acute multiple drug intoxication”, including lethal levels of cocaine and morphine. George Sluizer was sleeping when he got the call. He had seen Phoenix only a few hours earlier, leaving the hotel they were both staying at during the final days’ shooting of the film Sluizer was directing. Continue @

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River Phoenix rises from the Ashes: When River Phoenix died from a drug overdose on Halloween, 1993, his final film, Dark Blood, was only 80 percent complete. Director George Sluizer (The Vanishing) has finally managed to assemble a cut from the existing footage and will screen it at the festival and talk through its troubled history. Continue @

Indy whip from Indiana Jones
River Phoenix played “Young Indy” in the final original installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. This is the whip he used in his scenes, expected to go for between $12,000-$15,000. Continue @

Added screencaps from Stand By Me to the gallery and some more icons to the Media section (Media/Icons:Film)

Conjure up the subtle combinations of Dutch and French accents spoken in his excellent English, peppered with the grainy mustard of age and the knowingness of time. His storytelling, no less rich in detail than his filmmaking, referencing memories of his past like pages from a book. I have known George for years during my time entering, exiting, and re-entering the film business, but will know him better than all the years accumulated in the next four hours as he tells me about many things. And when I say goodbye, after taking him by wheel chair to his hotel room, where he will say something charming and beautiful to me, I will be very sad, feeling a burden in my heart. Will I see him again? Continue @

‘The Thing Called Love’ (1993) — Starring River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, and Dermot Mulroney. A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom. Continue @

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