Charles de Lauzirika

Charles de Lauzirika is an American DVD and Blu-ray producer and filmmaker.   Lauzirika spent his early years in La Crescenta, California and attended Glendale College where he served as entertainment editor of In Focus, the college's weekly Public-access television show. He also contributed to the school's weekly, El Vaquero, receiving several JACC student journalism awards for his work as editorial cartoonist, entertainment editor and editor-in-chief. Lauzirika later attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he wrote and directed a fully funded 16mm sync sound film in the program's CNTV 480 Advanced Production Workshop; Lauzirika graduated in 1994. While attending USC film school, Lauzirika concurrently worked for numerous film companies, including Lucasfilm Ltd., Lightstorm Entertainment, Warner Bros., Silver Pictures and Scott Free Productions.  While working as a story analyst for directors Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, Lauzirika was chosen by Ridley Scott to supervise and produce elaborate DVD special editions of Scott's classic films. Lauzirika's works have been nominated for Video and DVD Premiere Awards, and in 2003 his comprehensive nine-disc Alien Quadrilogy garnered the DVDX Award for Best Overall DVD, Classic Movie. In 2008, Lauzirika won two Saturn Awards for his work on Blade Runner (Best DVD Special Edition) and Twin Peaks (Best Retro Television Release). And in 2011, he won his third Saturn Award for the Alien ...

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Crave (2013)

Aiden craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete. A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love with the perfect woman and save the world from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Josh Lawson  •  Emma Lung  •  Ron Perlman  •  Edward Furlong

Aiden craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete. A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love with the perfect woman and save the world from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Josh Lawson  •  Emma Lung  •  Ron Perlman  •  Edward Furlong

Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' (2015)

An in-depth documentary on the making of Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," featuring interviews with the cast and crew. Featured in the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray set.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Christian Bale  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Tara Fitzgerald

An in-depth documentary on the making of Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," featuring interviews with the cast and crew. Featured in the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray set.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Christian Bale  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Tara Fitzgerald

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012)

An in-depth documentary on the making of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," featuring cast and crew interviews, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. Released on the 4-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray set.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Charlize Theron  •  Guy Pearce

An in-depth documentary on the making of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," featuring cast and crew interviews, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. Released on the 4-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray set.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Charlize Theron  •  Guy Pearce

Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007)

The definitive 3½-hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic 'Blade Runner', culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Sean Young  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Edward James Olmos

The definitive 3½-hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic 'Blade Runner', culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Sean Young  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Edward James Olmos

All Our Variant Futures (2007)

A look at the restoration of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) and the creation of its final cut, including the tweaking and/or erasing of some of the original's beloved goofs.  (more)

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A look at the restoration of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) and the creation of its final cut, including the tweaking and/or erasing of some of the original's beloved goofs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
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The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' (2003)

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Alien,” the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a hideous monster that's hunting them one by one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  John Hurt

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Alien,” the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a hideous monster that's hunting them one by one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Ridley Scott  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  John Hurt

One Step Beyond: Making 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003)

The making of Alien Resurrection (1997) is covered in this feature-length documentary, created for the film's 2003 DVD release. The cast and crew tell us how this movie came to be, from it's script which never changed through production, to its initial theatrical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Winona Ryder  •  Ron Perlman

The making of Alien Resurrection (1997) is covered in this feature-length documentary, created for the film's 2003 DVD release. The cast and crew tell us how this movie came to be, from it's script which never changed through production, to its initial theatrical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Winona Ryder  •  Ron Perlman

Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' (2003)

This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the scenes footage filmed during the making of the film. Every possible element ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Bill Paxton  •  Michael Biehn

This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the scenes footage filmed during the making of the film. Every possible element ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Bill Paxton  •  Michael Biehn

Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³' (2003)

The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time David Fincher had creating his first feature film, as well as present us ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Gordon Carroll  •  Charles Dance

The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time David Fincher had creating his first feature film, as well as present us ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Gordon Carroll  •  Charles Dance

Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey (2003)

Nearly every major element of making the 1991 film Thelma & Louise is examined here from how the script was written to how Ridley Scott got involved, to how the big tanker explosion was pulled off. Some funny stories are shared and some great trivia as to what was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Callie Khouri  •  Mimi Polk Gitlin  •  Ridley Scott  •  Geena Davis

Nearly every major element of making the 1991 film Thelma & Louise is examined here from how the script was written to how Ridley Scott got involved, to how the big tanker explosion was pulled off. Some funny stories are shared and some great trivia as to what was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Callie Khouri  •  Mimi Polk Gitlin  •  Ridley Scott  •  Geena Davis

A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks (2017)

One week in the making of David Lynch's 2017 continuation of his groundbreaking television series TWIN PEAKS, capturing the cast and crew as they revisited several locations from the '90s original.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Lynch  •  Michael Cera  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Mark Frost

One week in the making of David Lynch's 2017 continuation of his groundbreaking television series TWIN PEAKS, capturing the cast and crew as they revisited several locations from the '90s original.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Lynch  •  Michael Cera  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Mark Frost

Love Bite (2019)

Taking refuge in an abandoned cargo truck, a bickering couple (and their dog) find their lives on the line when tensions between them rise to dangerous levels during the zombie apocalypse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Cuyle Carvin  •  Carlee Baker  •  Toddrick Thomas  •  Nathan W. Collins

Taking refuge in an abandoned cargo truck, a bickering couple (and their dog) find their lives on the line when tensions between them rise to dangerous levels during the zombie apocalypse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Cuyle Carvin  •  Carlee Baker  •  Toddrick Thomas  •  Nathan W. Collins

Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn (2019)

Documentary on the making of the 2019 movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Harbour  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Sasha Lane  •  Mike Mignola

Documentary on the making of the 2019 movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Harbour  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Sasha Lane  •  Mike Mignola

Spider-Man 2: Making the Amazing (2004)

A comprehensive 12-part documentary on the making of "Spider-Man 2," covering everything from pre-production to premiere.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Sam Raimi  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Alfred Molina  •  Kirsten Dunst

A comprehensive 12-part documentary on the making of "Spider-Man 2," covering everything from pre-production to premiere.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Sam Raimi  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Alfred Molina  •  Kirsten Dunst

Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' (2005)

An in-depth look at the entire making of Ridley Scott's Gladiator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ridley Scott  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  David Franzoni

An in-depth look at the entire making of Ridley Scott's Gladiator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ridley Scott  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  David Franzoni

A Slice of Lynch (2007)

David Lynch, Mädchen Amick, Kyle MacLachlan and John Wentworth reminisce about "Twin Peaks" while seated at a diner counter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Lynch  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Mädchen Amick  •  John Wentworth

David Lynch, Mädchen Amick, Kyle MacLachlan and John Wentworth reminisce about "Twin Peaks" while seated at a diner counter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  David Lynch  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Mädchen Amick  •  John Wentworth

Return to 'Twin Peaks' (2007)

Documentary about 'Twin Peaks Festival'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Phoebe Augustine  •  Kimmy Robertson  •  Jan D'Arcy

Documentary about 'Twin Peaks Festival'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Phoebe Augustine  •  Kimmy Robertson  •  Jan D'Arcy

Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (2007)

A select group of key creative forces involved in the making of Twin Peaks reveals their take on the fascinating creation and journey of the wildly popular show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
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A select group of key creative forces involved in the making of Twin Peaks reveals their take on the fascinating creation and journey of the wildly popular show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
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The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick (2007)

Friends, family and colleagues of Philip K. Dick remember the life and work of the author of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Philip K. Dick  •  Jonathan Lethem  •  Brian Aldiss  •  Tim Powers

Friends, family and colleagues of Philip K. Dick remember the life and work of the author of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Philip K. Dick  •  Jonathan Lethem  •  Brian Aldiss  •  Tim Powers

Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn (2012)

A documentary on the making of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Emma Stone  •  Marc Webb  •  Martin Sheen

A documentary on the making of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles de Lauzirika
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Emma Stone  •  Marc Webb  •  Martin Sheen
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