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15 items from 2016


Contest: Win Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

16 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With aliens walking around in disguise, it’s difficult to trust anyone in Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but you can confidently know that you’ll have a good time with  Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of the 1978 film, and to celebrate its upcoming August 2nd debut, we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Invasion of the Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Invasion of the Body Snatchers Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on August 5th. 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. »

- Derek Anderson

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

29 July 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The fight for humanity’s fate begins in San Francisco in Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Featuring a phenomenal cast that includes Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum, the 1978 film will be celebrated by Scream Factory on August 2nd with their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release that’s teased in high-def clips and a trailer.

Press Release: The seed is planted…terror grows. On August 2, 2016, the terrifying sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers will be presented like never before in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. Featuring a new HD transfer, this release also comes packed with new bonus features, including interviews and audio commentary with cast and crew, and a limited-edition collectible slipcover with newly rendered artwork.

Under cover of darkness, while an unsuspecting city sleeps, an alien life form begins to sow the seeds of unspeakable terror. »

- Derek Anderson

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Review: "Nightmares" (1983) Starring Cristina Raines, Lance Henrikson And Emilio Estevez; Blu-ray Special Edition

10 July 2016 3:07 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

By the early 1970s there had been a revival of interest in the format of anthology suspense/horror stories. This genre had been all the rage in the late 1950s and early 1960s with shows like "The Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Thriller!" (hosted by Boris Karloff) attracting loyal audiences. "Twilight Zone" creator and host Rod Serling had two bites at the apple when he introduced "Night Gallery" as a TV movie in 1969 (giving young Steven Spielberg his first major directing gig) and then spun it off into a moderately successful weekly TV series. The early to mid-1970s also saw a major resurgence in horror-themed anthology feature films. The concept was hardly a new one for the big screen as the first major film of this type was "Dead of Night", released in 1945.  Roger Corman oversaw some similarly-themed big screen anthologies in the early to mid-1960s, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Inserts

7 July 2016 8:04 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The director-centric 1970s were a time for pushing the boundaries of 'acceptable' film content, but John Byrum's witty and profane period piece about a Hollywood porn director was a step too far. Richard Dreyfuss leads a cast of utterly fearless actors in a witty and intelligent dissection of movieland decadence. Inserts Region A Blu-ray Twilight Time 1975 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 115 min. / Street Date June 14, 2016 / (Nc-17) / Available from Twilight Time Movies Store29.95 Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper, Veronica Cartwright, Bob Hoskins, Stephen Davies. Cinematography Denys N. Coop Art Direction John Clark Costumes Shirley Russell Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons Written and Directed by John Byrum

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

At least in Los Angeles, the theatrical showings of John Byrum's remarkable Inserts came and went (cough) so fast that nobody had time to be outraged. The reviews made it sound like sordid trash that could only attract men in plastic raincoats. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Get Ready to Be Taken Over When Scream Factory Unleashes Invasion Of The Body Snatchers This August!!

15 June 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I absolutely Adore body snatcher films. I don’t know what it is about them, but they just do it for me. My favorite film having to do with body snatchers is the aptly titled, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, the 1978 remake of the classic 1956 film of the same name. The remake took concerns and metaphors subtly present in the original film and amplified them, raising the stakes, the social statements and boasted excellent performances from Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum. It’s just a perfect film, and one that I try to show every friend or house guest who hasn’t seen it. Thanks to the ever-reliable group over at Scream Factory, we’re getting a special Collector’s Edition Bluray release of Philip Kaufman’s 1978 masterpiece, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, complete with enough special features to make the most avid collector blush with excitement.

Special Features:

·         New 2K scan of the interpositive

·         New Star-Crossed in The Invasion – an interview with actress Brooke Adams (9 minutes)

·         New Leading the Invasion – an interview with actor Art Hindle (25 minutes)

·         New Re-Creating The Invasion – an interview with writer W.D. Richter (16 minutes)

·         New Scoring the Invasion an interview with composer Denny Zeitlin (15 minutes)

·         New Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman

·         Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman

·         Re-Visitors From Outer Space, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod  – including interviews with director Philip Kaufman, screenwriter W.D. Richter, director of photography Michael Chapman and actors Donald Sutherland and Veronica Cartwright (15 minutes)      

·         Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod (4 minutes)

·         The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – an interview with Ben Burtt and sound editor Bonnie Koehler (12 minutes)

·         The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod  (5 minutes)

·         Theatrical Trailer

·         TV Spots

·         Radio Spots

·         Photo Gallery

·         An episode of Science Fiction Theatre, Time is Just A Place, based on Jack Finney’s short story. Directed by Jack Arnold.

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- Jerry Smith

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Date and Details

14 June 2016 9:11 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Shout! Factory has officially announced that the Invasion of the Body Snatchers Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be officially released on August 2nd, 2016.

The classic 1978 thriller starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum has been remastered for this new collector's edition release via a 2K scan of the interpositive. The new HD transfer will make Invasion of the Body Snatchers look better than it ever has.

All of the legacy bonus features from the previous release are included for the collector's edition package. In addition, Shout! Factory has commissioned over an hour's worth of all-new extras along with a feature length commentary track.

Here's the complete rundown of bonus features on the Invasion of the Body Snatchers Collector's Edition Blu-ray:

New Star-Crossed in The Invasion - an interview with actress Brooke Adams (9 minutes)

New Leading the Invasion - an interview with actor Art Hindle (25 minutes)

New Re-Creating The Invasion - an interview with writer W.D. Richter (16 minutes)

New Scoring the Invasion an interview with composer Denny Zeitlin (15 minutes)

New Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman

Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman

Re-Visitors From Outer Space, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod  - including interviews with… »

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features Revealed

14 June 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Featuring a phenomenal cast including Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum, 1978’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers is coming out on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray this August from Scream Factory, who have now revealed the new special features for the anticipated release:

Press Release: The seed is planted…terror grows. On August 2, 2016, the terrifying sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers will be presented like never before in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. Featuring a new HD transfer, this release also comes packed with new bonus features, including interviews and audio commentary with cast and crew, and a limited-edition collectible slipcover with newly rendered artwork.

Under cover of darkness, while an unsuspecting city sleeps, an alien life form begins to sow the seeds of unspeakable terror. Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum star in this shocking, “first-rate suspense thriller” (Newsday).

One by one, the residents of San Francisco are becoming drone-like shadows of their former selves. As the phenomenon spreads, two Department of Health workers, Matthew (Sutherland) and Elizabeth (Adams), uncover the horrifying truth: Mysterious pods are cloning humans — and destroying the originals! The unworldly invasion grows stronger with each passing minute, hurling Matthew and Elizabeth into a desperate race to save not only their own lives, but the future of the entire human race.

Special Features:

New 2K scan of the interpositive New Star-Crossed in The Invasion – an interview with actress Brooke Adams (9 minutes) New Leading the Invasion – an interview with actor Art Hindle (25 minutes) New Re-Creating The Invasion – an interview with writer W.D. Richter (16 minutes) New Scoring the Invasion an interview with composer Denny Zeitlin (15 minutes) New Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman Re-Visitors From Outer Space, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod – including interviews with director Philip Kaufman, screenwriter W.D. Richter, director of photography Michael Chapman and actors Donald Sutherland and Veronica Cartwright (15 minutes) Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod (4 minutes) The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – an interview with Ben Burtt and sound editor Bonnie Koehler (12 minutes) The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod (5 minutes) Theatrical Trailer TV Spots Radio Spots Photo Gallery An episode of Science Fiction Theatre, Time is Just A Place, based on Jack Finney’s short story. Directed by Jack Arnold.

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going Scream Factory™ home entertainment series in 2016 with specific release dates, extras and key art. Fans are encouraged to visit Shout! Factory’s website (www.ShoutFactory.com), follow the brand on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (@Scream_Factory), and view exclusive video content on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home).

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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- Derek Anderson

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Alien: how its physical acting makes a horror classic

23 May 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Even shorn of its sound, Alien remains a masterpiece of tension thanks to the power of its physical performances, Ryan writes...

This article contains spoilers for Alien.

When a film works - really, really works - its combination of acting, cinematography, music, sound design, lighting and editing come together so seamlessly that it can become difficult to pin down exactly why it’s so effective. Take Alien for example: beautifully shot by Ridley Scott and cinematographer Derek Vanlint, cut with razor-sharp perfection to Jerry Goldsmith’s piping eerie score, it’s a masterpiece of genre filmmaking.

In the years since Alien’s release in 1979, various aspects of it have been singled out for praise: Hr Giger was rightly handed an Oscar for his part in the seductively hideous xenomorph in its various stages. The film’s story and nightmare imagery is still picked over for its Freudian and feminist subtexts. »

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Horror Highlights: The Dark Below, Weird Detective #1 Preview Pages, Ghost In The Key Of A: Pythagoras

21 May 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A trailer for Douglas Schulze’s The Dark Below has been released and “Mother Nature” has plans for the film’s leads Veronica Cartwright and Lauren Shafer. Also in today’s Highlights: five preview pages from Dark Horse Comic’s Weird Detective #1 and a look at the cover art for Ghost in the Key of A: Pythagoras.

Watch The Dark Below Trailer: “Award-winning genre director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) and Executive Producer Seth Willenson bring us a survival thriller that explores the fear of entrapment beneath a frozen lake.

The film stars screen veteran Veronica Cartwright (Alien, Witches of Eastwick) and Lauren Shafer (Mimesis) and boasts an authentic production value that took cast and crew into the depths of Michigan’s Great Lakes in the dead of winter.

Producers Schulze and Kurt Eli Mayry previously produced Dark Fields with the late David Carradine that was released domestically by e1 Entertainment. »

- Tamika Jones

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The Birds Retrospective: How the True Terror in Bodega Bay is the Treatment of Outsiders

29 March 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When most people think of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds, their minds usually jump to the frightening image of the poor, innocent school children running down the street next to a green-clad Melanie Daniels, played by Tippi Hedren. The sounds of the children shrieking as crows dive in and peck viciously at their little scalps is undoubtedly one of the most disturbing and iconic scenes in cinematic history, but what many Hitchcock fans may not realize is that the true terror of this film doesn’t lie with the birds, but with the folk of Bodega Bay. The townspeople’s treatment of outsider Melanie Daniels is the real thing to fear in The Birds, and the winged vertebrates themselves act only as a personification of the locals’ unwelcoming attitudes.

At the start of the film, we see renowned socialite Melanie entering a pet shop in San Francisco in search »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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What debt does Alien owe David Cronenberg’s Shivers?

18 February 2016 6:15 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Alien may be a sci-fi horror classic, but what about the movies that inspired it - including David Cronenberg’s debut, Shivers?

At first, they might look as different as night and day. One is the directorial debut from a maverick Canadian director, the other is a Hollywood movie funded by 20th Century Fox. One is set in deep space, the other in a luxury apartment block on terra firma. One had a decent amount of money to throw at the construction of sets and special effects, the other was made for a few thousand dollars.

Yet Alien, released in 1979 and triggering a franchise that is still growing and mutating today, has more in common with Shivers than at first meets the eye. Cronenberg made Shivers for approximately $130,000 in 1975. Could it be that this low-budget shocker inspired what is still considered to be the ultimate space horror movie? »

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Alien: Resurrection - Joss Whedon's original endings

15 February 2016 8:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Joss Whedon originally had some different endings for Alien: Resurrection. Ryan looks at how Whedon's ideas were changed for the final cut.

In the beginning, it was supposed to be Dan Hedaya who got sucked out into space. His character, General Martin Perez, was originally set to exit Alien: Resurrection in spectacularly bloody fashion - his entire body ejected, limb by limb, through a whole in a tennis ball-sized hole in the space ship, Auriga.

Effects company Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc, spent several weeks in 1996 solving the problem of having a body pulled apart realistically by the vacuum of space. Test footage released by Adi shows the painstaking process of researching and testing practical means of creating Hedaya's death scene, which would have concluded with his character's screaming head stripped of its skin until only a gaping skull remained.

The results were almost comically grotesque and almost mesmerising to watch - so mesmerising, »

- ryanlambie

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New Criminal Minds Season 11,Episode 13 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

20 January 2016 1:00 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Criminal Minds" episode 13 of season 11. The episode is entitled, "The Bond," and it turns out that we're going to see some really upsetting and vicious stuff go down as the Bau's latest UnSub is apparently killing a lot of people at truck stop restrooms that are located all around the south! We'll see the Bau team quickly try to search for a motive, and more. In the new, 13th episode press release: The Bau Investigates Killings At Truck Stops Along Highway Routes Throughout The South, On "Criminal Minds," Wednesday, Jan. 27. Press release number 2: The Bau will search for a motive and an UnSub when victims are found in truck stop restrooms along highways throughout the South. Guest stars feature: Wilson Bethel (Randy Jacobs), Veronica Cartwright (Flora Martin), Sal Neslusan (Chloe Andrews), Timothy Ryan Cole (Agent William Waters), Maurice Hall (Dr. »

- Andre Braddox

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Daily Dead’s Guide to the Essential Mythology Episodes of The X-Files

13 January 2016 5:05 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On Sunday, January 24th, Fox will bring back Chris Carter’s brilliant series, The X-Files, for a six-episode revival run that will reunite beloved FBI Special Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) for more alien-related exploits.

The last time we saw The X-Files on the airwaves during its initial run was back in May 2002, so if you watched the series throughout its nine seasons, you may be in need of a refresher on all the key players and integral storylines that make up the core mythology of The X-Files.

Mythology in regards to The X-Files could mean various things: the existence of aliens and how our government plays into that, various characters that fit in with different prophecies, the “Black Oil” that became a prominent antagonistic force during season three, the various conspirators and their attempts to derail Mulder and Scully’s work on the X-Files, Scully’s »

- Heather Wixson

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Nightmares

4 January 2016 3:43 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It's a TV movie graduated to feature status, with four imagination-challenged tales of terror. The script has lots of variety -- a video game possessed by the devil, a truck possessed by the devil, and lastly, a rat possessed by the devil! But the roster of actors is attractive -- Cristina Raines, Emilio Estevez, Lance Henricksen, Veronica Cartwright and Richard Masur. Nightmares Blu-ray Scream Factory 1983 / Color / 1:78 widescreen + 1:33 TV flat / 99 min. / Street Date December 22, 2015 / 29.99 Starring Cristina Raines, Anthony James, Lee Ving; Emilio Estevez, Moon Unit Zappa, Billy Jayne, Gary Carlos Cervantes; Lance Henriksen, Tony Plana, Timothy Scott; Richard Masur, Veronica Cartwright, Bridgette Andersen, Albert Hague. Cinematography Mario DeLeo, Gerald Perry Finnerman Film Editor Michael Brown, Rod Stephens Production Design Dean Edward Mitzner Original Music Craig Safan Written by Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom Produced by Christopher Crowe Directed by Joseph Sargent

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Nightmares is a low-wattage ' »

- Glenn Erickson

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