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15 items from 2016


‘Carrie’: Brian De Palma’s Empathetic Reflection of Abuse

6 July 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Brian De Palma‘s Carrie begins in the soft-haze of a high-school girls’ locker room. The camera lingers of the naked bodies of Carrie’s (Sissy Spacek) abusers and clearly sets them apart from the frail girl who showers by herself. As the others frolic and laugh among themselves, Carrie rests inside of her own body. In close-up, Carrie washes her face, breasts, and abdomen until she reaches her inner thigh. She drops her bar of soap and the lilting score from composer Pino Donaggio changes key into something more sinister when it is revealed that Carrie has begun her first period and menstrual blood slides down the side of her leg. She screams at the arrival of the punishment of Eve, and blood will be a harbinger of everything to come for one Carrie White.

Carrie is De Palma’s most empathetic picture in large part because of Spacek »

- The Film Stage

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Brian De Palma’s ‘Carrie’ Gets Stunning Anniversary Blu-Ray Set

2 July 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Carrie,” Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic is celebrating its 40th anniversary by having Scream Factory release a special 2-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray set.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the set will be available on October 11 and includes a 4K scan of the film’s original negative and nearly three hours of bonus features. It will also have a featurette which will take a look at the film’s original locations and interviews with writer Lawrence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch, actors Piper Laurie, P.J. Soles, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Edie McClurg, casting director Harriet B. Helberg, and director of photography Mario Tosi.

Read More: The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the thriller was a box office success, earning over $33.8 million. It also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. »

- Liz Calvario

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Carrie Turns 40 With Awesome Looking Bluray From Scream Factory; Hitting This October!

29 June 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While we previously got the Bluray double feature of the TV adaption of Stephen King’s Carrie & the sequel to the 1976 adaption of the film, horror fans have been waiting for a Good HD release of Brian De Palma’s Sissy Spacek-led film. Previous releases have been “eh” at best, and it’s a title that just Begs for the Scream Factory treatment…and it looks like that’s about to happening. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the horror classic, the Sf gang are pulling out the stops with a brand new October 11th Bluray release, complete with a new transfer, new supplemental material and quite the artwork (all versions…keep reading…).

It’s an excellent year for all things De Palma, and this news is really something for horror lovers to latch onto. I know I’ll be checking this one out, how about you fright fanatics? »

- Jerry Smith

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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

29 June 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the official press release.* This fall, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976).

Initially announced on EW, the Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on October 11th with a 4K scan of the movie's original negative and over three hours of extras for fans of the Stephen King adaptation to enjoy.

Similar to their 30th anniversary Return of the Living Dead Blu-ray, Scream Factory will also release Carrie in both a regular Collector's Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition with an exclusive second slipcover, poster, and shipping of the film three weeks before its release.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters, »

- Derek Anderson

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Piper Laurie: The Hollywood Interview

9 June 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Piper Laurie Keeps Her Chin Up

By Alex Simon

Few living actors can claim to have experienced the Hollywood machine in all its iterations more than three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie. Signed by Universal Pictures at 17, their youngest contract player in years, she was in the last generation that were part of the Hollywood “factory,” pushed into “cheesecake” roles that accented physical attributes, as opposed to talent. It was the beginning of a journey.

She was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, to immigrant parents of Polish and Russian Jewish descent. When she was still five, the family sent her and her sister to a children’s sanatorium in the mountains to see if her sister’s asthma could be cured. Three years later after being reunited with her family she decided she wanted to become an actress and studied with Benno and Betomi Schneider for several years »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Laurie, Chen On Not Returning To "Twin Peaks"

5 May 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With 217 names announced the other week, you would think that pretty much every surviving member of the cast of "Twin Peaks" is returning for the David Lynch-directed upcoming revival of the series at Showtime. Certainly a bunch of familiar names are all set to return.

But what about the absentees? EW sought out several major cast members who weren't on the list to return to see if they would be coming back. Piper Laurie, who played plotting mill owner Catherine Martell, responded with the following quote:

"I made it very clear to David and the team that I would be delighted to come back. I had a fantastic time on the original and won lots of awards. I'm surprised and I have no idea why I haven't been called back. I did send a note to David that I would be delighted to return, but I think most of »

- Garth Franklin

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'Twin Peaks': Here's why Piper Laurie and Joan Chen won't be returning

4 May 2016 6:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the most striking omissions on last month's massive, 217-name cast list for the Twin Peaks revival was Piper Laurie, who deliciously played the devious Catherine Martell (as well as "Mr. Tojamura") on both seasons of the original series. While some speculated that Laurie's age was a factor in her absence (she's now 84), in a new interview with EW the actress states that she actively lobbied to return but ultimately wasn't invited back. Yes, that is a real sentence, and no, I don't get it either. “I made it very clear to David and the team that I would be delighted to come back. I had a fantastic time on the original and won lots of awards. I’m surprised and I have no idea why I haven’t been called back,” she told EW. “I did send a note to David that I would be delighted to return, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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April Showers: Carrie

28 April 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In April Showers, Team Tfe looks at our favorite waterlogged moments in the movies. Here's Kieran Scarlett on Carrie (1976).

Brian de Palma’s horror classic Carrie has scenes at both the beginning and the end in which our heroine, Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) gets clean. Because of what happens between those scenes, they take on very different meanings. When we first see Carrie White, she is diffident and beleaguered—whether at home with her mother Margaret’s (Piper Laurie) stentorian declarations of fanatical Christian values or at school with the focused torment of her peers. It’s very clear that Carrie has internalized the harsh words of Chris Hargensen (Nancy Allen):

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- Kieran Scarlett

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'Twin Peaks' cast list: 11 major omissions, from Lara Flynn Boyle to Heather Graham

25 April 2016 4:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What a way to start off the week! The formidable cast list for Showtime's forthcoming Twin Peaks revival series was revealed this morning, and man, is it a doozy. In addition to boasting such key returning players as Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), there are a number of surprising A-listers in the mix including Michael Cera, Trent Reznor, Amanda Seyfried and Naomi Watts. On the downside, a not-insignificant number of cast members from both the original series and the 1992 prequel film Fire Walk with Me are completely absent from the list. Where, for instance, is Lara Flynn Boyle (or Moira Kelly, for that matter)? Michael Ontkean? Piper Laurie? Joan Chen? Anyone from the mill? (Literally, there is no one from the mill.) So while I'm thankful that most of the major players are back in action, I can't help but »

- Chris Eggertsen

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‘Twin Peaks’ Cast List Revealed

25 April 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime revealed the cast members of David Lynch’s upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival series — all 217 of them.

Among the original actors set to return are David Duchovny, Alicia Witt, David Patrick Kelly and Harry Dean Stanton. Series lead Kyle MacLachlan had already been announced as coming back for the new series.

New cast members include Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Jeremy Davies, Laura Dern, Hailey Gates, Balthazar Getty, Ernie Hudson, Ashley Judd, David Koechner, Matthew Lillard, Trent Reznor, Tim Roth, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Sizemore, Jessica Szohr, Eddie Vedder and Naomi Watts.

Original cast members not featured on cast list include Lara Flynn Boyle and Piper Laurie.

Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” will pick up decades after the original series, which ran for two seasons on ABC and ended in 1991. Lynch and Mark Frost will write and executive produce the new series, with Lynch set to direct all the episodes. The new series, »

- Daniel Holloway

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler" March 16, L.A.

8 March 2016 7:55 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler" March 16, L.A.

8 March 2016 7:54 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

8 March 2016 7:54 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

8 March 2016 7:53 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

8 March 2016 7:52 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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