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Contest: Win The Vincent Price Collection III on Blu-ray

15 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On February 16th, Scream Factory will release their third home media celebration of a cinematic legend with The Vincent Price Collection III, and we've been provided with three copies of the four-disc Blu-ray set to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Vincent Price Collection III.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "The Vincent Price Collection III Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 19th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Previous Press Release: On February 16, 2016, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection III. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Zinzana’ Helmer Majid Majid Al-Ansari Receives Mid-East Filmmaker of the Year Awards

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emirati helmer Majid Al Ansari, who will be honored with Variety’s Mid-East Filmmaker of the Year award at the 66th Berlin Intl. Film Festival, owes his career as a director to being scared witless as a child.

“My mum’s from Kuwait, so we used to travel there a lot,” says Al Ansari, whose 2015 feature debut, “Zinzana” aka “Rattle the Cage,” was the first genre movie of its kind produced in the United Arab Emirates. “My uncles were film buffs, they studied abroad, and when they came back, they came back with a lot of films. I remember when I was 8 years old one of them showed me ‘The Exorcist.’ It scarred me for the rest of my life.”

Collecting his own personal library of VHS tapes, the young Al Ansari soon developed a taste for all kinds of genre movies. He was 16 or 17 when, while watching a Japanese anime, »

- Damon Wise

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The Vincent Price Collection III Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

12 February 2016 12:13 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On February 16th, Scream Factory will release their third celebration of a cinematic legend with The Vincent Price Collection III on Blu-ray. Ahead of the collection's release, we have high-definition clips and trailers from the four-disc tribute.

Previous Press Release: On February 16, 2016, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection III. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential collection for every movie library and brings together Five Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of Master Of The World (1961), Tower Of London (1962), Diary Of A Madman (1963), An Evening Of Edgar Allan Poe (1970) and Cry Of The Banshee (1970). Packed with a bevy of chilling bonus content including new interview with producer/director Roger Corman and writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson, new audio commentary with actor David Frankham, film historians, original theatrical trailers, archival materials, »

- Derek Anderson

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Revoltin’ Reviews: Pieces, The Mutilator, and The Vincent Price Collection III

12 February 2016 11:25 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

This one’s going to be a cake walk, creeps: two vintage 80s slasher flicks and some Vincent Price. Sometimes ancient talismans procured in questionable eBay lots really do work as advertised!

Pieces

•             Release Date: Available March 1st on Special edition Blu-ray (2 Blu-rays + CD)

•             Written By: Dick Randall, Joe D’Amato

•             Directed By: Juan Piquer Simón

•             Starring: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Paul L. Smith

Pieces had a weird effect on me when I first saw it. I remember thinkin’ it was one of the greatest slasher films I’d e’er slapped my eerie eyeballs upon, as it pretty much had everything that makes the genre so outrageous, only amped up to the nth degree. I also remember thinkin’ “Man, I need to own this film right away; it’s the bat’s knees!” I then sat down, ate a slice of pizza (maybe it was a sandwich… »

- DanielXIII

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Watch: 'Heroes' Director Allan Arkush on Demented Tour-de-Force 'High School Confidential'

11 February 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

1958’s "High School Confidential" is an exploitation natural made by two pros who knew the genre inside and out: producer Albert Zugsmith ("Sex Kittens Go To College") and director Jack Arnold ("The Incredible Shrinking Man"). Jerry Lee Lewis kicks it off with some barn-burning rock n’ roll and then surrenders the stage to a cast made in B-movie heaven including Bad Girl Par Excellence, Mamie Van Doren and Russ Tamblyn as an undercover agent investigating a drug ring at the local high school. Roger Corman regular Mel Welles contributed a few lines of satirical poetry presaging the beatnik doggerel he’d compose for Corman’s 1959 horror-comedy "Bucket of Blood." »

- Trailers From Hell

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High School Confidential

9 February 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

1958’s High School Confidential is an exploitation natural made by two pros who knew the genre inside and out: producer Albert Zugsmith (Sex Kittens Go To College) and director Jack Arnold (The Incredible Shrinking Man). Jerry Lee Lewis kicks it off with some barn-burning rock n’ roll and then surrenders the stage to a cast made in B-movie heaven including Bad Girl Par Excellence, Mamie Van Doren and Russ Tamblyn as an undercover agent investigating a drug ring at the local high school. Roger Corman regular Mel Welles contributed a few lines of satirical poetry presaging the beatnik doggerel he’d compose for Corman’s 1959 horror-comedy Bucket of Blood.

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Junkfood Cinema Podcast: Death Race v. Death Race

5 February 2016 12:57 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Rev up your engines, Junkies, because this week’s episode covers not one, but two flicks! We pitting Roger Corman’s Death Race 2000 against Paul Ws Anderson’s 2008 remake Death Race to see how one keeps pace with the other. As it turns out, these two very different versions of the same idea remain neck and neck (for very different reasons) as we reach the final laps of the show! It’s the living version of Wacky Racers v. a ripoff of The Running Man…this is Death Race v. Death Race! You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #78 Directly On This Week’s Show: On Our Marks [0:00 – 1:57] We’re Set [1:58 – 46:00] Now Go [1:04:33 – 1:08:47] Films Discussed: Get In Touch With Us: Email Junkfood Cinema Follow the Show: Subscribe on iTunes Follow Us on Twitter Subscribe on Stitcher »

- Brian Salisbury

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12 movies and their unused, downbeat endings

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Body Snatchers to World War Z, here are 12 movies intended to have downbeat endings, but were changed for their theatrical release...

 Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen the subject of a particular entry, pay careful consideration to skipping it until you have...

"Good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."

So said General Corman in Apocalypse Now. But what Corman should have said is, "Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature - assuming test audiences or studio executives will allow it to happen."

Downbeat endings are by no means out of the question in mainstream movies, but there have been times where filmmakers have, often at the last minute, had to go back and shoot a happier ending for one reason or another. For your delectation, »

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12 movies and their unused, downbeat endings

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Body Snatchers to World War Z, here are 12 movies intended to have downbeat endings, but were changed for their theatrical release...

 Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen the subject of a particular entry, pay careful consideration to skipping it until you have...

"Good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."

So said General Corman in Apocalypse Now. But what Corman should have said is, "Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature - assuming test audiences or studio executives will allow it to happen."

Downbeat endings are by no means out of the question in mainstream movies, but there have been times where filmmakers have, often at the last minute, had to go back and shoot a happier ending for one reason or another. For your delectation, »

- ryanlambie

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February 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include He Never Died, Zombie Fight Club, Extraordinary Tales

1 February 2016 4:59 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

February’s home entertainment releases are kicking off in a big way, as horror and sci-fi fans have an extraordinary number of brand spanking new titles to choose from this Tuesday. From indie horror to cult classics to cult classics in the making, February 2nd’s Blu-ray and DVD releases truly do offer up something for everyone.

Scream Factory is offering up two modern genre films this week, Hellions and Zombie Fight Club and Cinedigm is keeping busy too on Tuesday with their releases of Extraordinary Tales and The World of Kanako. Vin Diesel’s latest, The Last Witch Hunter, arrives on both Blu and DVD and if you call yourself a Henry Rollins fan, you will definitely want to pick up He Never Died this week as well.

Other notable titles being released on February 2nd include From Dusk Till Dawn: Season Two, Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season, »

- Heather Wixson

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Bottle Shock – The ‘Tribute to Alan Rickman’ Review

31 January 2016 4:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I Hate wine!  Seriously, no kidding, I cannot drink it, smell it and I don’t like to talk about it.  The origin of this distaste for fermented grape juice?  It was when I was in the Navy (there he goes again!) I was on liberty in Brindisi, Italy (Bill remembers!)  We were in a restaurant on a bright, sunny Italian Sunday afternoon.  We ordered food and wine.  The wine came in pitchers, not bottles.  I don’t recall the food ever arriving, don’t remember leaving the restaurant, going back to the ship, none of that, complete blackout.

Literally one minute in the restaurant, the next lying face down in my rack strangling on my own sick.  I won’t go into any more sordid details, I’ll spare you that.  Sufficient to note I was in trouble with the Navy, had gotten horribly sick on a liberty boat, »

- Sam Moffitt

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Watch: 'Game of Thrones' Director Neil Marshall on Roger Corman's 'Magnificent Seven' in Space

27 January 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This quintessential New World picture from producer Roger Corman features a jaw-dropping array of behind-the-scenes talent, including a score by James Horner, a script by John Sayles, and art direction by James Cameron. Starring Richard Thomas, the supporting cast is equally impressive, including turns from Sam Jaffe, George Peppard, John Saxon, and Robert Vaughn. Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, who went on to helm animated classics like "When the Wind Blows" and "The Snowman." »

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Battle Beyond the Stars

25 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This quintessential New World picture from producer Roger Corman features a jaw-dropping array of behind-the-scenes talent including a score from James Horner, a script from John Sayles and art direction from James Cameron. Starring Richard Thomas, the supporting cast is equally impressive, including turns from Sam Jaffe, George Peppard, John Saxon and Robert Vaughn. Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami who went on to helm animated classics like When the Wind Blows and The Snowman.

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Review: "Queen Of Blood" (1966) Starring John Saxon And Basil Rathbone; Blu-ray Special Edition From Kino Lorber

24 January 2016 3:25 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Hank Reineke

Though the 1966 space-age vampire flick Queen of Blood is not new to home video, it has been one of the more elusive science-fiction titles of the 1960s. Issued on VHS as Planet of Blood back in the early 1980s on the budget “Star Classics” label and later in 1990 on a much improved laser disc from Image (paired with Mario Bava’s similarly-themed Planet of the Vampires), Queen of Blood has been mostly unavailable to collectors for nearly twenty-five years. In March 2011 MGM finally re-issued the title as part of its Limited Edition Collection, but only as a made-on-demand release. In 2015, Kino Lorber has – very happily for genre fans and collectors - rescued this title from the wasteland of cult-film marginalia with their superb Blu-Ray release of this Roger Corman-Curtis Harrington classic.

Queen of Blood (for reasons we’ll get into a little later on) more »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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'The Forming' Trailer from Horror Director Evan Jacobs

21 January 2016 1:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the successful DVD release from Cinema Epoch of Evan Jacobs' Dv trilogy, the low-fi filmmaker is back with another microbudget horror fest called The Forming and, to hear Jacobs' tell it, it is the start of a new trilogy. While not a continuation of the Dv Trilogy, Jacobs says the films are somewhat connected. In addition to this he feels that The Forming is both challenging and accessible. He hopes to continue this theme throughout this new trilogy.

The Forming is a film that looks at how fear forms within us. We focus on a man who is attacked by a dog as he runs in the park. After that, he finds himself dealing with some very strange occurrences in his home. Everything that follows seems to relate back to the fear he experienced during the dog attack. As he is forced to confront these odd goings on »

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Top 10 Disappointing Films Of 2015

18 January 2016 2:26 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

2015 offered some terrific films for audiences – The Martian, Creed, Straight Outta Compton, Brooklyn and Star Wars: The Force Awakens to name a few. They were huge crowd-pleasers and very successful at the box office. But not every movie connected with audiences this past year, as much as we wanted them to.

Wamg takes a look at the past 12 months and the movies that we really wanted to love, but just couldn’t. Here we go with our Top 10 list of the Most Disappointing Films of 2015.

Dishonorable Mention: Seventh Son

It’s hard to decipher exactly what Jeff Bridges is saying under his accent that sounds like a cross between Gandalf and Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. And that is only one of the many problems with this film. Seventh Son is nothing but hallow, visual clutter that is cobbled together to form something that struggles to appeal to the »

- Movie Geeks

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Galaxy Of Terror

9 January 2016 9:29 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

By the early ‘80s, Roger Corman was firmly entrenched in the public’s eye as The low budget wizard, always cranking out movies like a reliable sausagemeister. However, to the more discerning trash hound, his films were fertile ground for up and coming filmmakers, a place to learn the craft and hopefully develop one’s own style. And while Galaxy of Terror (1981), a crossbreed of Alien with a strand of Forbidden Planet DNA, does boast one James Cameron among the crew, its most notable feat is being highly entertaining regardless of a decimated budget and convoluted plot.

Released in October of ’81 Stateside by New World Pictures/United Artists, and alternately known as Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror And Planet of Horrors (Hey Rog – pick one!), GoT cost $700,000 Us, and of course made its money back (Corman almost always saw a return). This was right in the middle of Corman’s space mining – before this, »

- Scott Drebit

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The Vincent Price Collection III Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

8 January 2016 12:17 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Vincent Price fans have seen Scream Factory distribute two collections honoring the horror legend, and now they're about to witness a third. On February 16th, Scream Factory will release The Vincent Price Collection III, a four-disc tribute to Price containing five of his films and an abundance of bonus features:

Press Release: On February 16, 2016, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection III. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential collection for every movie library and brings together Five Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of Master Of The World (1961), Tower Of London (1962), Diary Of A Madman (1963), An Evening Of Edgar Allan Poe (1970) and Cry Of The Banshee (1970). Packed with a bevy of chilling bonus content including new interview with producer/director Roger Corman and writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson, new audio commentary with actor David Frankham, »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview: Roger Corman Remembers 1959’s A Bucket Of Blood

4 January 2016 8:50 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock unearths an interview with indie film legend Roger Corman discussing his 1959 film A Bucket Of Blood. Made at the close of the decade that gave him his name, filmmaker/mogul Roger Corman’s 1959 horror comedy A Bucket Of Blood was supposed to be nothing more than another quickie designed to give the kids a…

The post Interview: Roger Corman Remembers 1959’s A Bucket Of Blood appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Notebook's 8th Writers Poll: Fantasy Double Features of 2015

4 January 2016 6:41 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

How would you program this year's newest, most interesting films into double features with movies of the past you saw in 2015?Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2015—in theatres or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2015 to create a unique double feature.All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2015 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch »

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