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11 items from 2016


Comic-Con 2016: Scream Factory Announces 13 New Titles, Including Black Christmas, Willard, Bubba Ho-tep

22 July 2016 10:46 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Shout! Factory’s “Inside Look” panel took place tonight at Comic-Con, and Scream Factory revealed thirteen upcoming Blu-ray releases for horror fans to look forward to, including Collector’s Edition Blu-rays for Black Christmas (1974), Bubba Ho-Tep, and Rabid, as well as a Slumber Party Massacre double feature Blu-ray and more.

From Scream Factory: “We just revealed the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up:

1. Bubba Ho-tep (2002) (Collector’s Edition) – Stars Bruce Campbell and directed by Don Coscarelli.

2 Willard (1971) – The rare 70s rat-revenge film is (finally) coming to DVD & Blu-ray!

3. Ben (1972) – The sequel to Willard.

4. Black Christmas (1974) (Collector’s Edition) – The original slasher classic!

5. Poltergeist II (1986) (Collector’s Edition)– “They’re Back!”

6. Poltergeist III (1988) (Collector’s Edition) – “They’ve Found Her!”

7. Dreamscape (1984) (Collector’s Edition) – The fantasy cult classic starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.

8. Rabid (1977) (Collector’s Edition) – The early Cronenberg classic! »

- Derek Anderson

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Contest: Win a Planet Of The Apes Figure & Tickets to See the 1968 Film in Theaters

18 July 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) have teamed up to bring classic films back to the big screen as part of their TCM Big Screen Classics series. This month, they put a spotlight on the seminal sci-fi film Planet of the Apes, and we’ve been provided with one pair of tickets and five Planet of the Apes figures to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive (2) tickets to a Fathom Events screening of Planet of the Apes at a nearby theater and (1) Planet of the Apes figure (see image below).

(4) Runner-up winners will receive (1) Planet of the Apes figure.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Planet of the Apes Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address. Before entering the contest, check Fathom Events’ website to make sure the film »

- Derek Anderson

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Benedict Samuel Is Mad Hatter In "Gotham"

18 July 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fox and Wbtv have selected "The Walking Dead" actor Benedict Samuel to take on the iconic role of The Mad Hatter on the upcoming third season of the Batman prequel series "Gotham".

The character first debuted in 1948 and was previously played by David Wayne in the original 1960s Batman series and voiced by Roddy McDowall in the 1990s animated series. Here's how "Gotham" describes him:

"Jervis Tetch is a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. He arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago. It is anyone's guess just how far down the rabbit hole he's willing to go in order to find her."

"Gotham" Season 3 will premiere on September 19th.

Source: TVLine »

- Garth Franklin

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Original 1968 'Planet of the Apes' Will Be Back in Theaters This Month

11 July 2016 6:01 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You maniacs! You blew it up!" This is one film definitely worth seeing on the big screen. Fathom Events is hosting a special event screening of the original Planet of the Apes movie from 1968, starring Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter and Roddy McDowall as Cornelius. The event is part of Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, and they will be showing this classic sci-fi movie in cinemas only two nights this month - on July 24th and on July 27th. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the film. It will be screening in more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide at 2:00Pm & 7:00Pm local time each day - Sunday & Wednesday. Don't miss it! Old trailer for the original Planet of the Apes, released the same year as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Bullitt: For more on the Apes screenings »

- Alex Billington

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Planet Of The Apes Returns To Theaters On July 24 And July 27

11 July 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The legendary 1968 science fiction masterpiece “Planet of the Apes” will return to the big screen, crash landing in U.S. cinemas on July 24 and 27 as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’(TCM) yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.

As part of this special presentation, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the feature, offering an inside look at the out-of-this-world classic. The event will screen at more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide, four times only, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.

Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) finds himself on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon, Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).

When it was released »

- Michelle McCue

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Drive-In Dust Offs: It! (1967)

7 May 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As a horror fan, sometimes you just want to wade in the waters of the absurd and inane. To bath in the bathetic, and wash in the ridiculous. If you’re up for a swim, throw on your trunks and join me for Herbert J. Leder’s It! (1967), a modern retelling of the Golem legend dry humped by Psycho. And if that description piques your interest, take the plunge with me, won’t you?

Produced by Seven Arts Pictures and distributed by Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, It! was released in the UK (where it was filmed) in July of ’67 followed by the U.S. in November. Frequently paired with Leder’s previous film, The Frozen Dead (’66), the U.S. print of It! was in black and white, as opposed to the glorious Eastmancolour on display and as intended. The film was also known as Anger of the Golem, and Curse of the Golem, »

- Scott Drebit

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16mm Double Feature Night May 3rd – Poseidon Adventure and Jason And The Argonauts

27 April 2016 6:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis) ! Join We Are Movie Geeks‘ Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for a double feature of two complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday May 3rd and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.

First up is The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

The Poseidon Adventure is the breathtaking story of a cruise ship capsized by a tidal wave, the result of an undersea earthquake. At the time of the disaster, many of the ship’s passengers are celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Grand Ballroom of the ocean liner. The film then details the trials of ten survivors as they desperately make their »

- Tom Stockman

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Fright Night 30th Anniversary Vinyl Soundtrack Release Details & Artwork

11 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over three decades ago, Tom Holland's Fright Night hit theaters with a rockin', danceable soundtrack that amplified the film's fun yet frightening atmosphere. To celebrate the beloved film's 30th anniversary, Night Fever Music has released Fright Night's soundtrack in three collectible vinyl versions.

Press Release: Night Fever Music is proud to announce the 30th Anniversary release of Fright Night- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Columbia Pictures released Fright Night to theaters in 1985, becoming one of the top grossing horror films of the year. Starring William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys, Fright Night has become one of the most beloved cult films in the genre

The soundtrack is anchored by hitmakers the J. Geils Band, whose single “Fright Night” leads off the album. Joining the band are numerous new wave rockers of the day, most notably Devo with the electro-funk of “Let’s Talk, »

- Derek Anderson

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Fright Night

25 January 2016 6:17 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’re back to dissect another remake and this time we’re taking a bite out of a vampire movie. The original version was a classic but the remake does not quite measure up. This week, Cinelinx looks at Fright Night (2011).

When the remake of the classic vampire film Fright Night (1985) came out in 2011, the initial  reaction was very positive because it was such a relief to have truly evil vampires back. After the brooding and sparking vampires of Twilight started a trend of angst-ridden or lovelorn or depressed vampires, fans were thrilled that the blood-sucking antagonist of director Craig Gillespie's new Fright Night remake and his fellow vamps were hard-core predators with no reservations about chowing down on their next-door neighbor. The Fright Night creatures-of-the-night were more Dracula than Edward. It was good to have the badness back. However, upon reflection, the 2011 version doesn’t hold up that well. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Jacob Tremblay is frighteningly good at being a celebrity already. But will he be Oscar nominated?

13 January 2016 11:03 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Recently Scott Feinberg added Jacob Tremblay to his actual predictions for Best Actor nominations. Yes, Best Actor. While Tremblay is obviously the leading man of Room (he co-leads the first half and essentially takes over in the second) he's been campaigned as supporting because he is a kid and that's how kids are campaigned invariably -- remember when they tried to pretend that Keisha Castle Hughes (Whale Rider) was supporting even though her movie had no other leads. Lol. Not so good times.

Tremblay in Best Actor would be a surprise but it maybe isn't a bad call given the seemingly passion-free zone that is the presumed leaders in that particular race. Though I think we'll only see that "promotion" happening if Room is strong enough to nab a Best Picture nomination (I think it is --see the updated Best Picture chart). On the other hand the actors branch, like most organizations, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Happy 50th Birthday to the Batman TV Show: the Best Super Hero Parody Ever

1 January 2016 9:18 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show (1966-68) starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and his teen partner Robin the Boy Wonder. The show was a huge hit when first released and still has a loyal following today. The show was a clever satire, not only on super heroes but also on 1960s pop-culture in general. Cinelinx celebrates ABC’s Batman at 50.

 In January of 1996, a mid-season replacement show debuted on ABC and became an unexpected hit. It was originally planned to be produced for the fall ’66 season but it was moved up to January. ABC’s Batman was part of its 1966 “second wave” programming, being one of 4 shows that debuted during the mid-season. (Along with The Double Life of Henry Phyfe, Blue Light and The Baron.) While the other three are mostly forgotten, Batman became the sensation of the season—airing twice each week, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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