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16 items from 2017


Ghost World

26 May 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Daniel Clowes’ comics creation receives an A-Plus film adaptation through the directorial filter of Terry Zwigoff. The show has more going for it than the bleak alienation of disaffected quasi- gen-Xers — the script offers a depth of character revealing the insecure, hopes and fears behind all the insulting attitudes and behaviors. It’s caustic, funny and also strongly affecting.

Ghost World

Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 872

2001 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 111 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Stacey Travis, Teri Garr.

Cinematography: Affonso Beato

Production Designer: Edward T. McAvoy

Art Direction: Alan E. Muraoka

Film Editors: Carole Kravetz, Michael R. Miller

Original Music: David Kitay

Writing credits: Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff from the comics by Daniel Clowes

Produced by Pippa Cross, Janette Day, Lianne Halfon, Barbara A. Hall,

John Malkovich, Russell Smith

Directed by Terry Zwigoff

 

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- Glenn Erickson

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May 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Dracula and The Mummy Legacy Collections

15 May 2017 6:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

May has been a great month for horror and sci-fi releases so far, and this Tuesday looks to be another great week for fans looking to expand their home entertainment collections.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing home the latest installment in the Resident Evil franchise on May 16th, with several types of releases for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, as well as Resident Evil: The Complete Collection, which brings all the films in the series together.

Scream Factory is keeping busy with their two rat-tastic cult Blu-ray titles on Tuesday, Willard and Ben, and with the new Mummy movie coming our way, Universal has assembled several Universal Monsters box sets that classic horror fans are going to want to pick up this week.

Ben (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

Ben is back! When detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, Meteor) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats, »

- Heather Wixson

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Exclusive: Bruce Davison on How He Got Cast in Willard

15 May 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Tomorrow sees Scream Factory’s home video release of both 1971’s Willard and its 1972 sequel Ben. To celebrate this release, we’ve got an exclusive bonus feature clip from the former film where star Bruce Davison talks about how he got… Continue Reading →

The post Exclusive: Bruce Davison on How He Got Cast in Willard appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Blu-ray Review: Willard and Ben Scurry out of Scream Factory's Cellar

15 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

I recently received Blu-ray copies of both Willard and Ben, both out on May 16 from Scream Factory. I feel that these releases would have been better as a pair released in the same package, but I'm not not a distributor and can't really tell them how to run their business. While Willard is regarded as a classic in certain circles, Ben is much more geared to children with its child protagonist/new leader of the rats, Danny. Both films are PG-rated schlock that I can only recommend to purists or families looking to introduce their wee ones to gentle horror. In Willard, the titular character, played by Bruce Davison, is at his wit's end as he's further pushed out of the company his deceased father helped found by his boss (the always-great...

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Contest: Win Willard (1971) and Ben (1972) on Blu-ray / DVD

13 May 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you make him angry, you'll have hundreds of his little friends after you. Rat attacks reign supreme in the 1971 horror film Willard and its sequel, Ben, and with Scream Factory releasing both films on Blu-ray / DVD beginning May 16th, we've been provided with three copies of each movie to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive:

(1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of Willard (1971) (1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of Ben (1972)

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:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Willard & Ben Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

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Treat Williams, Bruce Davison Topline Brian Presley's 'The Great Race'

13 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Treat Williams, Henry Thomas and Bruce Davison head the cast of The Great Race, the directorial debut of Brian Presley, who also stars.

The action-adventure movie tells the true story of a team of sled dog mushers in 1925 who race through a blizzard to bring a needed antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, to prevent an outbreak of diphtheria. Presley, who plays the lead musher Leonhard Seppala, also wrote the script and produced the film through his newly formed production company Rebel Road Entertainment, along with producers Mark David and Will Wallace

The Great Race also stars James Russo, Brad Leland »

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Focus Features Picks Up ‘Tully,’ Electric Entertainment Buys ‘Lbj’ and More

5 May 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Focus Features has acquired the North American and select international rights to Jason Reitman’s “Tully.” Written by Diablo Cody, the comedy stars Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston.

Tully” tells the story of Marlo (Theron), a mother of three who is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Davis). The film will premiere in U.S. theaters on April 20, 2018.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Oscilloscope Picks Up ‘November,’ The Orchard Buys ‘Flower’ and More

Electric Entertainment has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to Rob Reiner’s “Lbj, »

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Epic Pictures Picks Up Robert Patrick’s Terminating Tour De Force ‘Last Rampage’: Watch The Trailer

4 May 2017 11:10 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Epic Pictures Releasing has acquired North American rights to Dwight Little’s true-crime thriller Last Rampage, which stars Robert Patrick, Heather Graham and Bruce Davison. Epic is releasing the film wide on September 22. Patrick is one of those actors who, like Gary Oldman, completely immerses himself into a role, no matter its size. In Last Rampage, he has a tour-de-force turn on the big screen in a true story portraying psychopath Gary Tison. One of these… »

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New 2018 Release Date for Insidious: Chapter 4

20 April 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We'll have to wait a bit longer to see the next stage in demonologist Elise Rainier's journey, as it's being reported that Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures have moved the release date for Insidious: Chapter 4 from this fall to early 2018.

Multiple sources, including Variety, report that Insidious: Chapter 4 is now slated to come out in theaters on January 5th, 2018, pushing the Blumhouse film back from its original October 20th, 2017 release.

Filling in the vacated October 20th slot is another Blumhouse film, Half to Death, the latest movie from Christopher Landon (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), that "follows a college student reliving details from the day of her murder and she works to discover her killer’s identity."

Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli and James Wan, and directed by Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan), Insidious: Chapter 4 stars Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier, »

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‘Displacement’ Clip: Taser Fights Abound in Wild Time Travel Thriller — Watch

18 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you like your time travel thrillers with a side of memory loss and taser fights, Kenneth Mader’s “Displacement” is the film for you.

The feature follows a young physics student who sets out to reverse a fatal quantum time anomaly that causes short-term lapses in memory and time slips. Oh, and on top of that, she’s also trying to solve the murder of her boyfriend. Just a totally normal day, right?

Read More: ‘American Assassin’ First Trailer: Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien Take on Terrorism in CIA Black Ops Thriller

Courtney Hope stars in the lead role, with Bruce Davison, Susan Blakely, Sarah Douglas, Lou Richards, and Christopher Backus filling out the rest of the cast.

Displacement” opens in Los Angeles on April 28, with other cities to follow. Check out our taser-filled exclusive clip below.

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Scream Factory Announces Special Features for Willard (1971) and Ben (1972) Blu-rays

10 April 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This May, Scream Factory will re-introduce horror fans to rats that attack in their Blu-ray / DVD combo pack releases of Willard (1971) and Ben (1972), and the recently revealed special features include new audio commentaries and interviews that should please fans of the films.

Press Release: The furry little menaces from the genus Rattus are something to be feared in the repellent rodent films Willard and Ben. Making their Blu-ray and DVD debuts May 16th, 2017 from Scream Factory, these two twisted “tails” feature brand-new bonus material, including new scans, new audio commentary and interview with actor Bruce Davison, new audio commentary and interview with actor Lee Montgomery, theatrical trailers, still galleries, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

In Willard, Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison, Insidious: Chapter 4) is a young man with a big problem. He lives alone in a crumbling house with his ailing mother (Elsa Lanchester, »

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April 2017 VOD Releases Include Split, The Void, The Bye Bye Man

3 April 2017 4:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

April is shaping up to be a great month for horror and sci-fi VOD releases, as we have over a dozen great titles making their way home this month. Things kick off with Universal’s release of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and the Sasquatch-themed The Bigfoot Project on April 4th. Then, on April 7th, we have a pair of stellar indie horrors coming our way—The Void and Bethany—with The Bye Bye Man making its VOD bow just a few days later.

April’s digital genre offerings continue throughout the month, with the releases of The Dark Tapes on April 18th, Detour on April 25th, and both Rupture and A Dark Song rounding out the month’s VOD titles with their April 28th releases. Read on for our full breakdown of all the genre VOD releases for April 2017.

The Bigfoot Project (Gravitas Ventures) – April 4th

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Stan Lee Will Make a Cameo Appearance in Avengers: Infinity War

2 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Stan Lee’s cameo career extended to 17 straight years in the Marvel cinematic universe as it’s been confirmed he’ll be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War.   Back in 2000, Lee appeared as the notorious “Hot Dog Vendor” in X-Men who watched in shock as Bruce Davidson’s newly-mutated Senator Kelly emerged from the ocean.  Since that time Lee’s been the king of cameos.  It’s worth noting my favorite cameo of him was actually in Mallrats because he got a ton of dialogue.  And I also loved him when he was on The Big Bang Theory.   According to Screenrant Gathering from an Instagram

Stan Lee Will Make a Cameo Appearance in Avengers: Infinity War »

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Fox Searchlight Buys ‘The Old Man and The Gun,’ Grasshopper Film Picks Up ‘Bronx Gothic’ and More

24 March 2017 10:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Fox Searchlight will acquire the U.S., Canada and U.K. rights to to “The Old Man And The Gun,” Deadline reports. Director David Lowery’s drama stars Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek and Danny Glover and begins shooting on April 3.

Based on a true story, the film centers on bank robber and 17-time prison escapee Forrest Tucker (Redford). Affleck plays a detective obsessed with bringing Tucker to justice while Spacek plays Tucker’s love interest. The film is produced by Conde Nast Entertainment Wildwood Enterprises and Identity Films.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Neon Picks Up Errol Morris’ ‘The B-Side,’ FilmRise Gets Two Sundance Premieres and More

Grasshopper Film has acquired the U.S. rights »

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Courtney Hope’s Time Travel Thriller ‘Displacement’ Gets April Release (Exclusive)

22 March 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arcadia Releasing Group has set an April release for Kenneth Mader’s time travel thriller “Displacement,” starring Courtney Hope, Bruce Davison and Susan Blakely.

Displacement” will launch April 28 on VOD and at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, Calif., followed by playdates in Chicago and Dallas. The film also stars Sarah Douglas, Lou Richards and Christopher Backus.

Producers are Mader and Zander Villayne with Mader directing from his own script.

Hope stars as a brilliant young physics student as she attempts to solve the murder of her boyfriend — played by Backus —  while battling memory loss, mysterious pursuers and severe physical distress caused by a quantum entanglement event. In order to untangle the anomaly, she seeks counsel from her old physics professor (Davison), encounters her estranged physicist father (Richards) and finds herself being repeatedly interrogated by a mysterious doctor. Blakely portrays her mother.

Hope is currently appearing in the »

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Film Mode launches doc arm with 'Blackfish' producers' ebola film

10 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces which features Barack Obama and Jon Stewart.

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment has launched documentary arm Doc Mode at Efm with ebola film Hero With A Thousand Faces.

Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces, which hails from the producers of the acclaimed Blackfish and is directed by Joel Clark.

Tony Blair, Bono, Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama, Jon Stewart and Jeffrey Wright are featured in the film, which The Orchard released recently in the Us.

“We look forward to showing footage to buyers in Berlin and to opening up Doc Mode to present exceptional, commercially driven documentaries that will entice audiences all over the world,” Epstein said.

The initial Doc Mode slate includes Wildbear Entertainment’s Ballerina (formerly Ella) about renowned indigenous Australian dancer Ella Havelka and produced by Veronica Fury of Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films. Douglas Watkin directed »

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