8 items from 2017
Last year Scream Factory released all three of the Species sequels on Blu-ray, and now they’re sure to make fans of the franchise (and completist collectors) happy with their announcement of a Collector’s Edition release of the original Species.
Directed by Roger Donaldson (Dante’s Peak), Species stars Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, and Michelle Williams. Will you be adding it to your home media shelf?
From Scream Factory: “Well the cat (or alien, in this case) is out of the bag. Due to some recently unplanned leaks on various outlets we are moving up our reveal that we are planning a Collector’s Edition »
- Derek Anderson
Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” took more than $200 million on an $8 million budget in 1994, making it one of the biggest surprise hits of the 1990s. As the Av Club points out, that type of return on investment “generally leads to the immediate announcement of three sequels, a prequel TV miniseries, and a webcomic that tidies up loose ends from the interstitial video game franchise.”
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Despite the fact that Tarantino previously expressed an interest in making both a prequel to “Pulp Fiction” featuring John Travolta’s character of Vincent Vega and a sequel about Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winnfield, neither project has come to fruition. One reason is that the former idea became increasingly tough to pull off due to Travolta’s age. Playing a younger version of yourself isn’t really viable once a decade has passed since the original movie. »
- Graham Winfrey
Upon its release in 1994, Pulp Fiction was an immediate pop culture phenomenon, its various catchphrases and plot points burbling into the mainstream even among people who hadn’t seen the film. It earned over $200 million on an $8 million budget, the sort of Roi that generally leads to the immediate announcement of three sequels, a prequel TV miniseries, and a webcomic that tidies up loose ends from the interstitial video game franchise. Even Tarantino has expressed a desire to revisit those characters and that world. A new video from Looper explores all the many reasons why that hasn’t—and probably won’t, at this point—come about.
Tarantino’s original vision for a Pulp Fiction sequel was the storied Vega brothers movie, combining Michael Madsen’s character from Reservoir Dogs and John Travolta’s from Pulp Fiction for a prequel jaunt through Amsterdam. But as the actors ...
- Clayton Purdom
Stars: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Shandi Finnessey, Terri Ivens, Rib Hillis, Angie Savage, Chris De Christopher, Kurt Yaeger, Noah Blake | Written by J. Brad Wilke, Mike MacLean | Directed by Jim Wynorski
When a rogue scientist discovers an immense egg in the dark recesses of a rainforest he thinks hes stumbled across his fame and fortune. But little does he know that it belongs to a terrifying hybrid monster, known only as the Piranhaconda (a moniker only mentioned once in the Entire film and dismissed as a stupid name!). Soon the beast is on the loose, hunting for its unborn child, rampaging through the country and destroying everything in its path in a mass of CGI-enhanced gory-glory.
A killer-creature B-movie from the Roger Corman staple, Piranhaconda is yet another made for Syfy TV movie suprisingly this one comes from director Jim Wynorski, who is well-known in the horror community for successfully mixing T&A and horror. »
- Phil Wheat
Once in a great while; a motion picture comes along that grips you to your spiritual core, while tantalizing with terror, tormenting with elements of horror, and tranquilizing you with fear. The film in question: Absolute Vow.
Viewers will be instantly immersed into a stunning world of surrealism, in glorious two-strip technicolor. A rekindling of the deep faith you once had. It is the latest from Grindhouse Guru, Jared Masters. A true Biblical tragedy. The strange, brutal story of Jephthah's daughter.
One thousand years before Christ, in an age where pagans ran rampant... Incest and child sacrifices were common place, for false gods that consumed the minds of many wicked men, until the shocking story of a virgin ... without a name, made its way into the Holy Canon, and now, fully embellished for the first time, by the Sultan of Sensationalism, Jared Masters.
Twenty-five years after premiering his “Reservoir Dogs” to a mixed reception at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino returned to Park City on the last weekend of the Sundance Film Festival to screen a new 35mm print of his first feature and to reflect on his roots at the festival. After the film, Tarantino was accompanied onstage by his long-time producer Lawrence Bender and actor Michael Madsen (who played Mr. Blonde), as the three men took part in an eye-opening 50-minute Q&A.
Tarantino’s immediate reflection after having watched the film for the first time in a while was that he was surprised about its 100-minute length. “I can’t believe I made a movie that short,” joked Tarantino, whose last film, “The Hateful Eight,” was over three hours long.
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Although not often associated with the festival proper, »
- Chris O'Falt
It’s hard to believe, but Reservoir Dogs is twenty-five years old. On the anniversary of its world premiere at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, none other than Quentin Tarantino, with producer Lawrence Bender and star Michael Madsen in-tow, showed up at an anniversary screening of a brand-new 35Mm print, run on a dual system so you could get the full effect with cigarette burns (likely per... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
He brought Fright Night and Child’s Play to life on the big screen, and now director Tom Holland is returning to give horror fans new nightmares with his latest movie, Rock Paper Dead. The film began production in September, and we’ve been provided with a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie to share with Daily Dead readers.
Starring Michael Madsen, Rock Paper Dead is expected to come out sometime in 2017, and we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official press release and batch of behind-the-scenes photos below.
Press Release: Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, »
- Derek Anderson
8 items from 2017
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