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15 items from 2014


December 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Strain, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Tales From the Crypt

1 December 2014 6:03 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Happy December! Its hard to believe the holiday season is really here, but, with Christmas only a few weeks away now, it seems like time is just ticking away. And if you’re still in need of some gift ideas, thankfully there are a handful of Blu-rays and DVD’s coming out this Tuesday that would make perfect gifts to go under the tree (or tucked in the stockings) this year.

Scream Factory is giving horror fans a double dose of terror this week with their Tales From the Crypt/Vault of Horror Blu-ray and sci-fi fans can finally bring Caesar and all his primate friends home, as 20th Century Fox pulling out all the stops with a stunning collector’s edition of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes too. A few Star Trek: The Next Generation titles are also getting a high-def release on December 2th and »

- Heather Wixson

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Clips from Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror Blu-ray

10 November 2014 12:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory delayed the Tales from the Crypt / Vault of Horror Blu-ray release, but for good reason: they’re prepping three different cuts of Vault of Horror. To hold horror hounds over until this much-anticipated Blu-ray becomes available on December 2nd, Scream Factory has given us a look at three clips and an original trailer that show off the movies’ high-definition upgrades.

“Scream Factory invites you to embrace the chills this December with two classic British horror films! On December 2nd, 2014, Scream Factory will release Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror on Blu-ray for the first time! Featuring the rare, uncut version of Vault of Horror, the two disc set includes three different cuts of the cult classic. The first disc will include Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror’s uncut widescreen presentation. The second disc will include Vault of Horror’s theatrical PG cut and »

- Derek Anderson

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Release Details for Tales From The Crypt and Vault of Horror Blu-ray

24 October 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory delayed the Tales From The Crypt / Vault of Horror Blu-ray release, but it will be well worth the delay, as they confirmed that they’re prepping three different cuts of Vault of Horror:

“Scream Factory invites you to embrace the chills this December with two classic British horror films! On December 2nd, 2014, Scream Factory will release Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror on Blu-ray for the first time! Featuring the rare, uncut version of Vault of Horror, the two disc set includes three different cuts of the cult classic. The first disc will include Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror’s uncut widescreen presentation. The second disc will include Vault of Horror’s theatrical PG cut and a rare open-matte version of the BFI master. The release also includes an original trailer and an alternate opening scene for Vault of Horror.

Tales From The Crypt »

- Jonathan James

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Classic Anthologies Tales From The Crypt/Vault Of Horror Get Scream Factory Bluray Treatment This December

23 October 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Fans of the classic British anthology film adaptions of E.C. Comics’ Tales From The Crypt and Vault Of Horror can rejoice, as they both are set to make their Bluray debut, as a double feature this December 2nd from Scream Factory. It not only marks the first time each film has been on Bluray, but also gives fans Three different versions of 1973’s Vault Of Horror, with the double feature’s first disc containing Tales From The Crypt and Vault Of Horror uncut, and the second disc containing both the theatrical PG-rated cut, and a special rare open matte version of the original master.

Personally, I couldn’t be more excited about this release, being a huge fan of ever incarnation of Tales From The Crypt, from this anthology to the great TV series, there a devilish feeling to it all, that makes for some great entertainment!

Tales From The Crypt »

- Jerry Smith

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Remembering Superman Reeve Ten Years After His Death

10 October 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies (photo: Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978) Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his horse, hitting his head on the top rail of a jump; the near-fatal accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He ultimately succumbed to heart failure at age 52 on October 10, 2004. Long before he was cast as Superman aka Clark Kent, the Manhattan-born (as Christopher D'Olier Reeve on September 25, 1952), Cornell University and Juillard School for Drama alumnus was an ambitious young actor whose theatrical apprenticeship included, while still a teenager, some time as an observer at London's Old Vic and Paris' Comédie Française. At age 23, he landed his first Broadway role in a production of Enid Bagnold's A Matter of Gravity, starring Katharine Hepburn. »

- Andre Soares

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Steven Soderbergh Recuts 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' as Silent Film

24 September 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While it may be some time before we see a new film from "retired" director Steven Soderbergh, his latest experiment on the website Extension765.com may be the closest thing we get. The filmmaker posted a new black and white "silent" cut of the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, which has absolutely no dialogue, but does feature music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scores for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Earlier this year, he cut together mash-ups of both the original version of Psycho and the 1998 remake on the website.

Click on the image below to watch the 115-minute video in its entirety, then take a look at Steven Soderbergh's statement about why he made Raiders of the Lost Ark a silent film.

"(Note: This posting is for educational purposes only.)

I'm assuming the phrase "staging" came out of the theatre world, »

- MovieWeb

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The House that Dripped Blood

26 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Here's another installment featuring Joe Dante's reviews from his stint as a critic for Film Bulletin circa 1969-1974. Our thanks to Video Watchdog and Tim Lucas for his editorial embellishments!  

Four horror tales centering on haunted house. Well made and acted, an exploitable entry for general dualler markets, but rather mild for more bloodthirsty horror audience. Could have had class potential except for the title. Ok boxoffice future overall. Rating: Gp.

Its sanguine title notwithstanding, The House That Dripped Blood aims at quiet chills rather than boisterous thrills, taking the form of four horror stories of varying quality centering on an accursed country house. Production, direction and acting are of a high standard, although the stories written by Psycho's Robert Bloch lack the sensational aspects to wholly satisfy the present blood‑and‑guts horror market. In fact, were it not for the title, this could be a fairly »

- Joe Dante

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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

24 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Has it really been 25 years since we first met Indiana Jones's father?

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the third film in the globe-trotting series, opened on May 24, 1989, returning our favorite dashing archaeologist to fighting Nazis and searching for Biblical treasures. It was the second-highest grossing film of 1989 with $197 million in the U.S. alone, surpassing 1984's "Temple," which earned just under $180 million.

While we are all as much scholars of these films as Dr. Jones is of collectible relics, we've unearthed some details you might not have known about the making of the film, including its many James Bond connections and why Steven Spielberg was so reluctant to make a movie about the Holy Grail.

1. Although George Lucas and Spielberg had always intended to make the series a trilogy, Spielberg also wanted "to apologize for the second one" by returning to the spirit of the original, hence the welcome »

- Sharon Knolle

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Book Review: Hidden Horror!

18 April 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

 

*Editor’s note: Our good buddy (and author of the newly released The Argento Syndrome) Derek Botelho tackled this review of Hidden Horror for us, so after you read this, do yourselves a favor and visit his site here for info on everything he has going on. -Jerry 

 

When my review copy of Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks arrived the first thing to come to mind was the time worn phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. In this case, I’m glad I did, because it’s as fun to look at, as it is to read. From Bill Lustig’s giddy foreword, to the final entry, an essay on X: The Man With The X-ray Eyes by Christianne Benedict, whether you’ve seen the films or not, you can’t put this thing down!

Some of the my favorite entries were »

- Jerry Smith

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Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton & Tom Baker

8 April 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 9 Apr 2014 - 07:00

In the next part of his series, Alex talks us through the film careers of the second and fourth Doctors, Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker...

Read Alex's retrospective on the film careers of William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee, here.

Like their fellow Time Lord actors, William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker also shared certain genres of film. Both appeared, before and after their time as the Doctor, in horror movies and both worked on Ray Harryhausen Sinbad films.

Patrick George Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London on March 25th 1920. He made his film debut aged 28 in the 1948 B-Movie The Escape. Troughton's was a very minor role. Among the better known cast was William Hartnell, though even Hartnell's role was small and the two didn't share any scenes together. From the late Forties, Troughton found more success on the small screen, »

- louisamellor

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How to fix Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

16 March 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One can find a quite revealing, fascinatingly candid admission by Steven Spielberg on a documentary for Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull featured on the film’s DVD release. In it, he opens proceedings by admitting that, following the end to The Last Crusade, he felt he had brought the unlikely Indy trilogy to an appropriate conclusion with a well judged shot of Harrison Ford’s erstwhile hero literally riding off into the sunset. It meant that efforts by Ford and George Lucas to revive the franchise, an ongoing struggle lasting almost all of the intervening nineteen years between Crusade and the forth in the series, were initially met with staunch refusal. Spielberg had wrapped up his fan favorite.

Considering that he moved on to Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, he seemed justified in this stance. In the 2000s, he was still rated as »

- Scott Patterson

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Revisiting Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

28 January 2014 7:57 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 30 Jan 2014 - 06:53

The lightest, funniest Indiana Jones movie generally ranks second, behind Raiders of the Lost Ark. Simon takes a look back...

This article contains spoilers for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade and The Untouchables.

Go by the general law of Indiana Jones movies, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark is regarded as the best, Last Crusade is second, then there's a gap to Temple Of Doom in third, and the other one is fourth. I looked at Temple Of Doom earlier in the week, here, after I watched the movie with my ten-year old son. After that, we popped The Last Crusade on. And it left me wondering: is Last Crusade's stranglehold on second place fair?

Certainly by the time my ten-year old sat through it he'd have said so. He guffawed, was excited, and enjoyed the hell out of it. I don't blame him, »

- sarahd

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Alan Bridges: a director of genuine if occasionally overlooked brilliance | Peter Bradshaw

24 January 2014 9:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The gifted film-maker, winner of the top prize at Cannes in 1973, did not always get the acclaim he deserved in his native Britain

The death of the British director Alan Bridges at the age of 86 is a great sadness. Bridges was a brilliant poet and cinematic satirist – in tones both mordant and melancholy – of the English class system of the early 20th century, and a director with a flair for psychology and interior crisis, as evidenced by movies like The Return of the Soldier (1982) and The Shooting Party (1985).

A film-maker to bear comparison with Joseph Losey and John Schlesinger, he was one of the few British directors to win the top prize at the Cannes film festival. Bridges earned that accolade with his wonderful 1973 movie The Hireling, when the award was called the Grand Prix – jointly, in fact, with Jerry Schatzberg's marvellous Scarecrow, another film only recently being rediscovered. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Hammer double features revived for Horror Channel

15 January 2014 3:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Horror Channel has announced the return of the Hammer double features.

The season, which runs on Saturday nights from February 1 to 22 at 9pm, promises "vampire vixens, creepy castles, mouldy mummies, satanic sadists and Lee & Cushing on top show".

Hammer recently unveiled the trailer for The Quiet Ones, the studio's follow-up to its successful critical and commercial return with The Woman in Black.

The full schedule is below, complete with synopses from the Horror Channel (Sat 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138).

February 1 9pm - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

This sequel to the 1958 The Horror of Dracula sees the supposedly dead Count Dracula back in bloody business once his trusty servant Klove entices the English Kents - Charles (Francis Matthews), brother Alan (Charles Tingwell) and their wives Diana (Suzan Farmer) and Helen (Barbara Shelley) - inside his welcoming castle. Directed by Terence Fisher, this is seen as the "quintessential Hammer horror".

February 1 10.45pm - »

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Hammer double features revived for Horror Channel

15 January 2014 3:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Horror Channel has announced the return of the Hammer double features.

The season, which runs on Saturday nights from February 1 to 22 at 9pm, promises "vampire vixens, creepy castles, mouldy mummies, satanic sadists and Lee & Cushing on top show".

Hammer recently unveiled the trailer for The Quiet Ones, the studio's follow-up to its successful critical and commercial return with The Woman in Black.

The full schedule is below, complete with synopses from the Horror Channel (Sat 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138).

February 1 9pm - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

This sequel to the 1958 The Horror of Dracula sees the supposedly dead Count Dracula back in bloody business once his trusty servant Klove entices the English Kents - Charles (Francis Matthews), brother Alan (Charles Tingwell) and their wives Diana (Suzan Farmer) and Helen (Barbara Shelley) - inside his welcoming castle. Directed by Terence Fisher, this is seen as the "quintessential Hammer horror".

February 1 10.45pm - »

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