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Arrow Video’s July Releases Include Re-animator 4K Restoration Limited Edition Blu-ray

21 April 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, Arrow Video will take viewers back into Herbert West's lab with a limited edition Us Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft adaptation Re-Animator, featuring two discs and 4K restorations of both the unrated and standard cuts of the horror comedy.

Other July releases from Arrow include the previously postponed Blu-ray of Pulse (2001) in the Us and UK, a UK-only Blu-ray release of Psycho II, as well as new books exploring the respective legacies of The Blair Witch Project and Ghost in the Shell (1995). You can view all of the upcoming items below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

From Arrow Video: "Now over to our only Us only title this month…

Us Title: Re-Animator (Blu-ray) Limited Edition

Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2oRCh91

Release Dates: 25 July »

- Derek Anderson

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Fan Theory Friday: Is Dr. Sam Loomis from ‘Halloween’ Sam Loomis from ‘Psycho?’

21 April 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What if the name is more than an homage?

Homage is rampant in the film industry. Writers and directors are always giving little nods to the films or filmmakers they admire in the form of plot points, lines of dialogue, or especially character names. Take John Carpenter’s masterpiece Halloween, in which the character played by Donald Pleasance, that of Michael Myers’ psychiatrist, is named “Dr. Sam Loomis.” This would seem to be an obvious and in fact blatant reference to the character of “Sam Loomis” from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, especially since the star of Halloween is Jamie Leigh Curtis who, of course, is the real-life daughter of Janet Leigh, imperiled heroine of Psycho.

But what if, just what if, Carpenter wasn’t being coy when he named his character Loomis? What if it was intentional, because Carpenter meant his Loomis to be the same as Hitch’s? Hear me out.

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- H. Perry Horton

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The Perfect Shots of ‘Shaun of the Dead’

20 April 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

On this week’s Shot by Shot podcast we’re dodging zombies.

If it’s Wednesday, errr Thursday (apologies for the delay), it must be time for another episode of Shot by Shot, the official cinematography podcast of One Perfect Shot and Film School Rejects hosted by myself and Ops founder Geoff Todd. This week we’re tackling our first comedy on the ‘cast, Edgar Wright’s debut feature Shaun of the Dead, starring — duh — Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and shot by cinematographer David M. Dunlap.

Comedy isn’t often thought of as being especially cinematographical, but that’s one way in which Shaun stands out: the film is full of crafty techniques and stylish flourishes that not only spice up the film’s visual landscape, they also contribute to tone, atmosphere, and even narrative.

If this is your first listen to our show, the format’s simple: each week Geoff and I each pick a »

- H. Perry Horton

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Bates Motel: Series Finale Trailer Unveiled; Special to Follow

19 April 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This is how it ends, isn't it?" So says Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), in the new official trailer for the Bates Motel TV series finale. Check it out. "The Cord," the last episode of the fifth and final season, airs on A&E on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Directly following it, A&E will air Bates Motel: The Check Out, a half-hour special, from 11:04pm to 11:34pm.A Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna guest starred in the last season on A&E as Marion Crane -- a role originated by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 feature film.Read More… »

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‘Bates Motel’ Series Finale Trailer: There Is No Going Back for Norman — Watch

19 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A&E Network has released the trailer for series finale of “Bates Motel.” The final episode of the contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film “Psycho” will air on Monday, April 24, immediately followed by “Bates Motel: The Check Out,” a half-hour special where the main cast will answer questions from fans of the series gathered from social media.

Read More: ‘Psycho’ Gets Woke: Rihanna’s ‘Bates Motel’ Shower Scene is a Progressive Twist on Hitchcock — Showrunner Interview

The fifth and last season saw Norman (Freddie Highmore) dealing with the aftermath of his methodical killing of his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Norman struggled with his violent blackouts as his deceased mother came back from the dead and threatened to take complete control of his mind. As Norma is heard saying on trailer, “there is no going back” for Norman.

Rihanna joined the cast this season to play the iconic Marion Crane, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Bates Motel’ Series Finale Trailer: There Is No Going Back for Norman — Watch

19 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A&E Network has released the trailer for series finale of “Bates Motel.” The final episode of the prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film “Psycho” will air on Monday, April 24, immediately followed by “Bates Motel: The Check Out,” a half-hour special where the main cast will answer questions from fans of the series gathered from social media.

Read More: ‘Psycho’ Gets Woke: Rihanna’s ‘Bates Motel’ Shower Scene is a Progressive Twist on Hitchcock — Showrunner Interview

The fifth and last season saw Norman (Freddie Highmore) dealing with the aftermath of his methodical killing of his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Norman struggled with his violent blackouts as his deceased mother came back from the dead and threatened to take complete control of his mind. As Norma is heard saying on trailer, “there is no going back” for Norman.

Rihanna joined the cast this season to play the iconic Marion Crane, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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29 Things We Learned from Damien Chazelle & Justin Hurwitz’s ‘La La Land’ Commentary

19 April 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Commentary Commentary“There’s no number in this movie that we didn’t try cutting at some point.”

La La Land may not have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but it’s still a delightfully mesmerizing experience with one of last year’s best endings. It hits Blu-ray/DVD next week, and along with an 80 minute making-of documentary the disc features a commentary with the film’s award-winning writer/director and composer.

Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary for…

La La Land (2016)

Commentators: Damien Chazelle (writer/director), Justin Hurwitz (composer)

1. Chazelle wanted his Cinemascope opening to replicate the widening aspect ratio he recalled seeing in Frank Tashlin’s 1956 film, The Girl Can’t Help It.

https://medium.com/media/9380e26eac8c1822373ef72457dcfef7/href

2. The opening scene is modeled in some ways on 1932’s Love Me Tonight which “begins with a cacophony of street noises, Paris »

- Rob Hunter

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Dial B for Brexit: how Hitchcock would explain Britain’s current politics

19 April 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The European council’s Donald Tusk likened Brexit and the snap election to a Hitchcock film. Here’s how the director might have plotted a Theresa May movie

The president of the European council, Donald Tusk, says that, what with the Brexit shock and Theresa May’s snap election, our political events have been directed by Alfred Hitchcock – cheekily quoting the celebrated director’s maxim that a good film should start with an earthquake and then get the tension to rise relentlessly.

Earthquake plus tension? This feels more like a dreary rain shower, coinciding with a vote to criminalise umbrellas, followed by the news of the possible cancellation of a weekly village bus service. The black comic ennui of Britain’s collective exasperation at the new election is more like Mike Leigh than Hitchcock.

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Bates Motel: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on A&E?

18 April 2017 6:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWhen will Norman's madness end? Has the Bates Motel TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on A&E? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Bates Motel season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?A prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's feature film, Psycho, airing on the A&E cable channel, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna will guest as Marion Crane, a role originated by Janet Leigh in the 1960 movie. At the end of season four, Norman Bates (Highmore) murdered his beloved mother, Norma (Farmiga). Season five kicks off two years later, with Norman living a double life. He appears to be a »

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Fahrenheit 451

18 April 2017 2:49 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

 

François Truffaut’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian, illiterate future looks better than ever, but the scary part is that some of its oddest sci-fi extrapolations seem to be coming true. It’s a movie that truly grows on one. The Bernard Herrmann music score is one of the composer’s very best.

Fahrenheit 451

Blu-ray

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

1966 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 112 min. / 50th Anniversary Edition / Street Date June 6, 2017 / $14.98

Starring Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, Jeremy Spencer, Bee Duffell.

Cinematography: Nicolas Roeg

Production Designers: Syd Cain, Tony Walton

Film Editor: Thom Noble

Original Music: Bernard Herrmann

Written by François Truffaut & Jean-Louis Richard from the book by Ray Bradbury

Produced by Lewis M. Allen, Miriam Brickman

Directed by François Truffaut

Quality science fiction was once a hard sell with both critics and the public. Fahrenheit 451 is usually discussed either as a Science Fiction film or a François Truffaut movie, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Q&A: Director Robbie Bryan on Filming the New Thriller The Eyes

18 April 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Six strangers wake up in the same room and are forced to take part in an experiment where only one will survive. They have two hours to make their decision as a group in The Eyes, a new suspense thriller from director Robbie Bryan. With The Eyes now playing in select theaters, we had a chance to catch up with Bryan for our latest Q&A feature to discuss the movie's incredible journey to getting made, the "visual ballet" of the movie's most challenging scene, and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Robbie. What made you want to bring this screenplay by Robert T. Roe’s to life on the big screen?

Robbie Bryan: It was back in early 2014. I had been trying to put together this feature film called Black Hat, which is a sort of Little Miss Sunshine set in »

- Derek Anderson

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Better Call Saul season 3 episode 2 review: Witness

18 April 2017 12:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gabriel Bergmoser Apr 18, 2017

Better Call Saul season 3 delivers a satisfying, eventful, game-changer of an episode in Witness...

This review contains spoilers.

See related  Ant-Man And The Wasp to begin filming in July

3.2 Witness

There is a common misconception that knowing what is coming in a story can ruin suspense. This is partly true, of course; if you know the ins and outs of a major event before it happens then chances are you won’t be entirely on the edge of your seat in the lead up to said event, but by the same token having no idea of what is coming is just as bad. Alfred Hitchcock pointed out that real suspense doesn’t come from two people sitting at a table only to have an unexpected bomb go off, suspense comes from the camera moving below the table mid conversation to reveal the bomb to the audience but not the characters, »

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Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 2 Review: Witness

17 April 2017 8:10 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It took nine months of waiting, but guess who finally showed up?

On Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 2, Mike continued to pursue the unknown baddies who are tracking him, but they proved to be a step ahead of our favorite ex-cop.

The reason he got busted was the razor-sharp hearing of the one and only Gus Fring, the legendary fried chicken king/cartel kingpin. Gus heard the car noise and connected the dots back to Mike and the ice cream truck robbery. Gus is in the house. Yay!

The way he was revealed was classic Vince Gilligan: Jimmy on a stakeout inside Los Polls Hermanos, following the dude who dropped the tracker there the day before.

Jimmy, twitchy as always, was watching the guy, but in the background, out of focus, was Gus. He crept closer and closer, still out of focus, even though he dominated the frame. 

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- Ron Gilmer

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Guy Maddin Made A Cinematic Love Letter To San Francisco And Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’

17 April 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The San Francisco International Film Festival had a pretty ambitious idea for its 60th anniversary: commission filmmaker Guy Maddin to construct a new cinematic love letter to San Francisco using movies and television shows set around the city. To hear Maddin tell it though, that idea quickly evolved into something more focused on a single film, Alfred Hitchock‘s seminal classic “Vertigo.” The resulting feature is titled “The Green Fog — A San Francisco Fantasia” and it closed the San Francisco Film Festival with live musical accompaniment from the Kronos Quartet.

Continue reading Guy Maddin Made A Cinematic Love Letter To San Francisco And Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ at The Playlist. »

- Matthew Monagle

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‘Vertigo’ Revisited: Guy Maddin Explores Hitchcock’s Classic With Found Footage — Sf International Film Festival

15 April 2017 2:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s usually unwise to remake a masterpiece, but Guy Maddin has something different planned for “The Green Fog,” a meditation on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” Unlike Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned 1998 shot-for-shot remake of “Psycho,” the Canadian director has revisited the 1958 thriller as an assemblage of old footage from San Francisco, the city where “Vertigo” takes place.

However, the project was never intended to have anything to do with “Vertigo.”

In “The Green Fog — A San Francisco Fantasia,” commissioned by San Francisco Film Society and set to close the San Francisco International Film Festival’s 60th edition on April 16, Maddin and co-directors Evan and Galen Johnson explore what Maddin has called “a rhapsody” on the Hitchcock movie. Set to an original score by composer Jacob Garchik that will be performed live by the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet, the 63-minute “The Green Fog” reimagines the movie through an assemblage of »

- Eric Kohn

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The Truth About Zardoz, Plus Nine Other Things I Learned At Tcmff 2017

15 April 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Just back from the 2017 TCM Classic Movie Festival with a few thoughts and thoughts about thoughts. I certainly held my reservations about this year’s edition, and though I ultimately ended up tiring early of flitting about from theater to theater like a mouse in a movie maze (it happens to even the most fanatically devoted of us on occasion, or so I’m told), there were, as always, several things I learned by attending Tcmff 2017 as well.

1) TCM Staffers Are Unfailingly Polite And Helpful

Thankfully I wasn’t witness, as I have been in past years, to any pass holders acting like spoiled children because they had to wait in a long queue or, heaven forbid, because they somehow didn’t get in to one of their preferred screenings. Part of what makes the Tcmff experience as pleasant as it often is can be credited to the tireless work »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Catalog From The Beyond: Night Of The Lepus (1972)

12 April 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In a femme fatale performance as Marion Crane, Janet Leigh is such a compelling leading lady in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, that it’s that much more shocking when you find out in bloody fashion that she, in fact, isn’t the leading lady. So, you can imagine my excitement when I realized that one of the other movies on Leigh’s résumé features killer rabbits. With Easter Sunday coming up, I figured what better way to celebrate Jesus coming back from the dead as a giant bunny (I’m assuming that’s what happened) than by checking out a flick about massive rabbits terrorizing the Southwest?

I’m a sucker for “nature’s revenge” movies, and the sillier the premise, the better. George McCowan’s Frogs, for example, is a nutty exploitation masterpiece that layers insightful social commentary in between sheets of bonkers set pieces where various amphibians and reptiles attack the local aristocracy. »

- Bryan Christopher

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Lifeboat | Blu-ray Review

11 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The 1940s was a fruitful decade for Alfred Hitchcock, the period in which he scored three of his five Academy Award nominations for Best Director.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Why Billionaire Charles Cohen Believes He Can Save the Riskiest Indie Films

11 April 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In the annals of rich men who look to Hollywood to build a secondary empire, real estate billionaire Charles S. Cohen (Forbes net worth: $2.2 billion) is their Don Quixote. His Cohen Media Group is staking its claim in spaces renowned for their allergies to profit: He’s restoring classic films, releasing foreign-language titles, and moving into specialty exhibition.

One Oscar campaigner calls Cohen’s taste “older middle-of-the-road arthouse,” and that’s exactly the audience he wants. Three of Cohen’s French imports — “Outside the Law” (2010), “Timbuktu” (2014) and “Mustang” (2015) — received foreign-language Academy Award nominations. This year, Cohen (with partner Amazon Studios) took Iranian Cannes-prize-winner Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” all the way to the Oscar, much to the chagrin of established competitors Sony Pictures Classics (“Toni Erdmann”) and Music Box (“A Man Called Ove”).

However, where other billionaire businessmen have wanted to be studio moguls, or Harvey Weinstein, what Cohen really »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Billionaire Charles Cohen Believes He Can Save the Riskiest Indie Films

11 April 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the annals of rich men who look to Hollywood to build a secondary empire, real estate billionaire Charles S. Cohen (Forbes net worth: $2.2 billion) is their Don Quixote. His Cohen Media Group is staking its claim in spaces renowned for their allergies to profit: He’s restoring classic films, releasing foreign-language titles, and moving into specialty exhibition.

One Oscar campaigner calls Cohen’s taste “older middle-of-the-road arthouse,” and that’s exactly the audience he wants. Three of Cohen’s French imports — “Outside the Law” (2010), “Timbuktu” (2014) and “Mustang” (2015) — received foreign-language Academy Award nominations. This year, Cohen (with partner Amazon Studios) took Iranian Cannes-prize-winner Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” all the way to the Oscar, much to the chagrin of established competitors Sony Pictures Classics (“Toni Erdmann”) and Music Box (“A Man Called Ove”).

However, where other billionaire businessmen have wanted to be studio moguls, or Harvey Weinstein, what Cohen really »

- Anne Thompson

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