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‘Devil’s Domain’ VOD Review

17 July 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Madi Vodane, Kelly Decker, Michael Madsen, Linda Bella | Written and Directed by Jared Cohn

A bullied teen cozies up the Devil in order to enact vengeance on the mean girls at her high school…

Devil’s Domain sounds like a promising, if well worn, premise; a supernatural, revenge fantasy about the dangers of cyber-bullying and cruelty. Unfortunately, this film can’t decide if it wants to be Carrie, Mean Girls, or Saw. It’s as if somewhere along the shoot writer/director Jared Cohn kept coming up with new ideas and tried to switch the films tone every couple of scenes.

The film begins with bulimic, cutter, lesbian, teen Lisa Pomson (Madi Vodane) being harassed by literally every human being who shares her air. You know the old trope about how the villain has to kick a dog to prove how evil he is? Imagine Lisa is the dog »

- Nik Holman

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Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Family Murders Movie: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Rumored Project

12 July 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino rides again. The singular auteur — who continues to hint at his imminent retirement, even as he stumps for the possibility of making two more feature films — is reportedly working on what will be his ninth feature, and it’s both the perfect fit for his wild-eyed sensibilities and a perhaps totally unhinged dip into one of the worst moments in American history.

As the The Hollywood Reporter reported last night, the filmmaker is apparently lining up a new film based on the Manson Family murders, one that might reteam him with is “Inglorious Basterds” star Brad Pitt and Qt newbie Jennifer Lawrence for a deep dive look inside the crime spree that rocked the country back in the summer of ’69.

Read More: Quentin Tarantino in Talks With Brad Pitt for New Movie on the Manson Family Murders — Report

Manson and his followers killed nine people, most notably on »

- Kate Erbland

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July 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Species Collector’s Edition, Pulse (2001)

10 July 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

July 11th is chock-full of some stellar cult classic releases on Blu-ray and DVD, so hopefully you guys have been saving your pennies. Scream Factory is keeping busy with a trio of titles, including The Man From Planet X, a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Species, and Sex Doll. Arrow Video has put together a stunning special edition set for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse that you’ll definitely want to add to your home media collections, and both The Fifth Element and Peter Jackson’s King Kong are getting a 4K release, too.

Other notable titles for July 11th include Star Crystal, Vampire Cop, The Blessed Ones, Devil’s Domain, The Magicians: Season Two and a Don’t Look in the Basement/Don’t Look in the Basement 2 double feature.

The Man From Planet X (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

From the farthest reaches of space it came … is it friend or foe? »

- Heather Wixson

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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny Pop! Vinyl 2-Pack, Devil’S Domain, A Night Of Horror: Volume 1

10 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Funko's Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny 2-pack is a must-have for Looney Tunes fans at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have home media release details for Devil's Domain and A Night of Horror: Volume 1.

Funko's Looney Tunes Sdcc 2017 Exclusive: Included in Funko's San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusives, the Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes Pop! vinyl figure 2-pack will be available at Funko's booth on the show floor. To learn more about Funko's Sdcc exclusives, visit Funko online.


Devil's Domain Blu-ray / DVD: Cleopatra Entertainment has announced the home video release of Devil's Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (Storage Wars) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx, and more. The film is currently available on all VOD platforms, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray July 11th.

Devil's Domain is a new-age horror film »

- Derek Anderson

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Contest: Win Species Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

8 July 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them, and Scream Factory celebrates the alien hybrid from Species like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. With the high-def release hitting shelves on July 11th, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Species.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to with the subject “Species Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Trapped’ DVD Review

6 July 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Stella Maeve, Evan Taubenfeld, Ashley Carin, Michael Madsen | Written by Harris Demel, Rob Greenberg | Directed by Harris Demel

[Note: With the film out on DVD here in the UK, here’s an extended review of Trapped, aka Flipped; which we originally reviewed back in April 2016 under the title Blood Rush]

Directed by Harris Demel, Trapped fixes on Nicole Diamond, an internationally-known model, who finds herself in an upside-down car in the middle of nowhere. In the passenger seat is her unconscious boyfriend, pop singer Scott Donnoly, a.k.a. Scotty Dee. Not a soul is around to help, and her legs are wedged under the dashboard. She’s trapped. Danger lurks everywhere, including a small fire under the car, wild animals in the vicinity, and the unknown, life-threatening physiological effects of hanging upside down indefinitely. With her damaged cell phone, she dials random numbers until she finally reaches someone willing to help – a mysterious man named Casey. However, she soon learns that roadside assistance is the last thing on Casey’s mind.

Running along similar themes as Iain Softley’s 2015 thriller Curve, »

- Phil Wheat

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Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise: Inside the Making of One of Hollywood’s Steamiest Sex Scenes

27 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Before fame propelled Brad Pitt above the heights of the Hollywood sign, he was an overly polite, amateur actor who was almost passed over for the role of the seducer-meets-robber J.D. in the 1991 film Thelma and Louise. Now, a new book reveals inside details of his sex scene with Thelma (played by Geena Davis) — a scene so “racy” that it kick-started his reputation as a sex symbol and, if left uncut, would have shot the movie’s rating “past R.”

The young Pitt wasn’t director Ridley Scott’s first (or even second) choice, Becky Aikman reveals in her book, »

- Sam Gillette

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The Best Movies About the End of the World, From ‘Melancholia’ to ‘Dr. Strangelove’

5 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Apropos of absolutely nothing (and definitely not in response to a certain world leader taking disastrous steps towards dooming the environment of the only inhabitable planet we have), what is the best film about the end of the world?

Erin Whitney (@Cinemabite), ScreenCrush

It’s a hard tie between “Melancholia” and “Take Shelter.” One is a devastating meditation on depression, isolation and death, and the other is a dramatic masterpiece that evokes the dread and anxiety of a looming end. They’re very different films (and coincidentally opened within months of each other), but both end on final shots that left me breathless. »

- David Ehrlich

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Bow Down to Queen Bey in Bk + More Events 5/26–6/1

26 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

This week in New York City, you can pay tribute to not one but two queens of music: Brooklyn Bowl will host a Beyonce tribute night, while the I Love New York series will honor Amy Winehouse in the East Village. See these and more great events going down this week for NYC actors below! Absorb African culture.DanceAfrica Festival returns to the Bam Howard Gilman Opera House this year, with a special anniversary lineup celebrating 40 years as the nation’s largest festival of African dance. From May 26–29, the event will unite film, art, performance, and dance workshops, and the storied DanceAfrica bazaar, this year’s main presentation, will pay tribute to the music and movement of Guinea and will feature two ensembles representing the cultures of the African diaspora. (Tickets $25–$60) Spend time in the “Dog” house.Quentin Tarantino’s celebrated “Reservoir Dogs” is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a »

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Scream Factory Reveals Special Features for Species Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

25 May 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them in Species, and Scream Factory will spotlight the alien hybrid like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. In addition to a new 4K scan of the film's inter-positive, the Collector's Edition Blu-ray comes packed with plenty of special features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory.

Press Release: Beauty can be deceiving. Loyal fans of the popular sci-fi terror classicSPECIES know well that evil lurks beneath the beauty go unnoticed, especially in the form of a seductive alien-human hybrid.  Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit) and produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr. (Stigmata, Friday the 13th Part II), Species stars Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Alfred Molina (Feud), Forest Whitaker (Arrival), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and introducing Natasha Henstridge (The Whole Nine Yards »

- Derek Anderson

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We Need To Talk About Ridley: The essential problem with the new Alien movie

18 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Is it best when Ridley Scott is tethered to a well-constructed source? On the basis of his new Alien movie, Sean Wilson thinks this could well be the case…

There’s a lot to admire about Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s gore-strewn return to the sci-fi horror franchise he kickstarted back in 1979. As a piece of visual, physical spectacle it’s extraordinary: visually elegant and sleek, never going in for cheap shocks but fully engaging us in an otherworldly atmosphere. It’s what we’ve come to expect from the world-builder responsible for the original Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and countless other handsome spectacles. As a piece of storytelling however, it’s an altogether different proposition, more on which momentarily.

Sadly it appears that Scott, who it goes without saying is one of cinema’s truly great visionaries, has past form in this area. In particular, the quality of Scott »

- Sean Wilson

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Exclusive Clip from Devil’S Domain Features Close Encounters with a Chainsaw

16 May 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Being kidnapped, tied up, and taunted by a satanic figure is scary in itself, but throw in a revved-up chainsaw and you really have a nightmarish situation on your hands, as evidenced in our exclusive clip from Devil's Domain.

Cleopatra Entertainment provided us with the exclusive Devil's Domain clip that you can watch below, and be sure to keep an eye out for the film's theatrical release on May 19th.

From the Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.

Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered »

- Derek Anderson

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Kristanna Loken On The Crime Thriller Black Rose, Uwe Boll And More

8 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Actress Kristanna Loken has established herself as one to call when you need a tough woman who can kick ass, something she established in the 1999 TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest, followed with playing the T-x in 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. After making a couple movies with the infamous Uwe Boll including Bloodrayne, Loken got the role to play Painkiller Jane in the 2007 Sci-Fi Channel show based on the comics.

While she seemingly hasn’t been as visible in recent years, she can now be seen in the crime-thriller Black Rose, a Russian-American collaborative film that’s finally hitting these shores. It’s directed by, and stars, Russian bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky as a Russian super-cop who is brought to L.A. to help solve the murders of a few Russian women there. He’s partnered with profiler Emily Smith (Loken) as they try to find clues to find the ruthless killer. »

- Edward Douglas

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Horror Highlights: Devil’S Domain, Aaron’S Blood, Happy Endings Are A Rarity

6 May 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In today's Horror Highlights, we have release details and trailers for the satanic Devil's Domain, the vampiric Aaron's Blood, and the haunted house thriller Happy Endings Are a Rarity.

Devil's Domain Release Details & Trailer: Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.

Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered on a cyber-bullying incident at a fictional high school that goes terribly wrong. The victim then seeks her own unique form of revenge, albeit with some super-natural help along the way.

Devil’S Domain was written and directed by Jared Cohn (The Horde, »

- Derek Anderson

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Read some highlights from Reservoir Dogs' 25th anniversary screening

29 April 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the classic Quentin Tarantino heist film, Reservoir Dogs, and needless to say there’s been much rejoicing. This week Tarantino and the cast of the movie, including Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel, celebrated the event at the Tribeca Film Festival with a panel and screening of the movie at the Beacon Theater in New York. Oh, to be in crowd.... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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‘Reservoir Dogs’ Reunion: Quentin Tarantino Says Wes Craven Walked Out of His Mafioso Masterpiece

29 April 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Godfather” isn’t the only classic whose cast and crew are reuniting at Tribeca this weekend. Last night also saw a 25th anniversary screening of “Reservoir Dogs,” with Quentin Tarantino appearing alongside Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth to discuss his classic debut.

Lynn Hirschberg moderated the discussion, beginning the proceedings by asking Tarantino about the film’s world premiere at Sundance. The writer/director called the event “kind of a disaster” because of technical difficulties: “At the height of it all, when everyone is pointing their guns at each other, the power went out. It was a fucking disaster.”

Well before “Reservoir Dogs” saw the light of day, Tarantino was confident that good things were on the horizon. He told the story of »

- Michael Nordine

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'Reservoir Dogs' at 25: Quentin Tarantino and Cast Reveal Little-Known Facts at Tribeca Reunion

29 April 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink and Mr. Brown paid a visit to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino was joined by fellow castmembers Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Steve Buscemi for a panel following a screening of the epic heist film at New York City’s Beacon Theater.

The Hollywood Reporter also spoke to the cast ahead of the packed event, which screened a 35mm print of Reservoir Dogs from Tarantino’s personal archive. Here’s what the the guys in the black suits »

- Jackie Strause

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Quentin Tarantino and Cast Reflect on ‘Reservoir Dogs’ in 25th-Anniversary Tribeca Panel

29 April 2017 9:41 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Spend a quarter-century talking about a 90-minute movie and you’ll start running out of new things to say. This was evident at last night’s 25th-anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs, which the Tribeca Film Festival managed to make far more than the standard classic-that-people-will-pay-to-see-gets-brief-theatrical-engagement deal. More, even, than the extended post-screening discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, and Harvey Keitel — more unique, and more of a selling point for completists such as yours truly — were its setting (NYC’s gorgeous Beacon Theater, which offered one of the biggest screens on which you could ever hope to see a scrappy crime movie) and specifications (Tarantino’s own, more-or-less-flawless 35mm print).

Though there’s this writer’s particular perspective: grow up obsessed with cinematic production methods in the era of IMDb “Did You Know?” sections, well-detailed Wikipedia articles, and ten-year-anniversary-dvd special features, and you’ll suddenly be able to communicate information, »

- Nick Newman

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Quentin Tarantino remembers Reservoir Dogs: 'I counted the walkouts'

29 April 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director tells Tribeca Festival first public screening of his debut was ‘a fucking disaster’ but revels in memory of dancing when Harvey Keitel came onboard

When Reservoir Dogs hit theaters in 1992, it rocketed a young film-maker from obscurity and reinvented independent film. On Friday night, to mark the 25th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s gritty, violent and groundbreaking tale of crime and betrayal, the director and cast members Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel reunited for a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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- Rob LeDonne

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7 Things You Don’t Know About ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ As Told by Quentin Tarantino and the Cast

28 April 2017 9:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown: They all reunited for the 25th anniversary retrospective screening of “Reservoir Dogs” at the Tribeca Film Festival April 28. Cast members Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and writer-director-actor Quentin Tarantino all got together to reminisce after the 1992 movie screened to a packed house at the Beacon Theater. Here are seven fun facts they revealed.

1. Tom Waits auditioned.

Tarantino let this tidbit slip as he discussed the casting process. “We had the casting director from ‘L.A. Law,'” the director recalled. “A lot of really wild people came in and read the parts. Tom Waits came in and read. I had Tom Waits read the Madonna speech, just so I could hear Tom Waits say those lines. And actually, other than Harvey, he gave me one of the first profound compliments on the script. No one had ever »

- Gordon Cox

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