13 items from 2016
For its first two seasons, NCIS: New Orleans has had the security of airing directly out of flagship NCIS, CBS' most watched series. Now, the network is moving the series to 10pm, a timeslot with fewer viewers. Will this move negatively impact the ratings or, could they grow? Could it be cancelled or is it essentially guaranteed to be renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.NCIS: New Orleans revolves around the local field office in New Orleans, investigating criminal cases that affect military personnel. Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) leads the team. The rest of the cast includes Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This »
The only thing more amazing than the fact that there are three sequels to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho—an untouchable classic that defies sequelization—is the fact that all three sequels are surprisingly good. This is a horror franchise that never should have existed, and yet it is one of the few horror franchises without a single stinker in the bunch… that is, until we get to the 1987 made-for-tv spinoff movie Bates Motel and Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake in 1998. For our purposes, let’s just stick to the original series of Psycho films starring Anthony Perkins. Anything without the original Norman Bates just ain’t Psycho.
Having never seen the 1990 made-for-cable sequel/prequel Psycho IV: The Beginning prior to Scream Factory’s new Blu-ray release, I was sure this would be the entry in the Psycho series that dropped the ball—the one that looked like what I »
- Patrick Bromley
Hope you guys made some extra room in your wallets for all the cash you’ll undoubtedly be shelling out this week (love me some “dad humor”), as August 23rd boasts an awesome selection of horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD releases, all capped off by the home entertainment debuts of both season one of Ash vs Evil Dead and the sixth season of The Walking Dead.
Arrow Video is giving the cult classic The Bloodstained Butterfly an HD overhaul for their impressive-looking two-disc Special Edition release that arrives this Tuesday, and Scream Factory is doing the same for another cult classic, Psycho IV: The Beginning. Kino Lorber is releasing a Blu-ray for Chandu The Magician this week, and we’ve also got a DVD and Blu release for Jon Watts’ Clown to look forward to as well.
Other notable releases for August 23rd include Der Bunker, The Ultimate Vincent Price Collection, »
- Heather Wixson
Scream Factory certainly won’t disappoint Mother with their Blu-ray release of Psycho IV: The Beginning on August 23rd, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Psycho IV: The Beginning.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “Psycho IV: The Beginning Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on August 26th. 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
On August 23rd, Scream Factory will take Norman Bates fans back to the sinister start with their high-def home media release of director Mick Garris’ Psycho IV: The Beginning, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have two clips from the upcoming Blu-ray.
From the Press Release: Before the terror can end, see how it all began… Psycho IV: The Beginning comes to Blu-ray for the first time on August 23rd, 2016 from Scream Factory. Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey star in this chilling prequel to the classic Hitchcock thriller. The release features new extras including audio commentary with director Mick Garris and Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey, and an interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner.
- Derek Anderson
On August 23rd, see how it all began! Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of Psycho IV: The Beginning (directed by Mick Garris) features all-new extras including interviews with the director, cast members, and makeup effects artist Tony Gardner:
Press Release: Before the terror can end, see how it all began… Psycho IV: The Beginning comes to Blu-ray for the first time on August 23rd, 2016 from Scream Factory. Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey star in this chilling prequel to the classic Hitchcock thriller. The release features new extras including audio commentary with director Mick Garris and Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey, and an interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner.
A seemingly rehabilitated Norman Bates (Perkins) is drawn to a late-night radio show where the host (Cch Pounder, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight) encourages him to share his views on the topic of matricide. Reliving his childhood, Norman »
- Tamika Jones
AMC’s Bates Motel has done a hell of a job giving viewers a fresh, new take on the horror classic Psycho and it’s sometimes protagonist/antagonist, Norman Bates. A lot of newer fans of the series have voiced their opinions on how interesting it is to see the genesis of why Norman became what he eventually became: a murderer. Well, as most horror fans know, back in 1990, the Showtime network premiered a made for TV film called Psycho IV: The Beginning. Both a prequel and a sequel, the timeline within the film goes back and forth between Norman being verbally abused by his mother, some interesting sexual tension between them and current day Norman, out of jail and attempting to live a typical married life. I’ve always had a soft spot for Psycho IV, and with the announcement of Scream Factory’s August 23rd DVD/Bluray release, »
- Jerry Smith
Viola Davis plays a tough, capable, and sometimes vicious lawyer in ABC's How to Get Away with Murder and my god, the rest of the Suicide Squad cast better be bringing their A-game because she looks to be killing it as Amanda Waller too. The Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated and Tony and Emmy award-winning actor joins a list of tremendous talent who've played DC Comics' ruthless government agent - C.C.H. Pounder, Pam Grier, and Angela Bassett, just to name a few. Imdb.com got an exclusive video featuring Davis' work in the upcoming film that gives us the most we've seen of the character so far. And here's another highlight video from Warner Bros. with even more Waller. Including her wielding a machine gun. You do not mess with Amanda Waller. »
- Jill Pantozzi
Scream Factory has slated their Blu-ray of Psycho IV: The Beginning for an August 23rd release. Bonus features are underway and will be revealed early this summer. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, and take a look at the official announcement and cover art below:
A seemingly rehabilitated Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is drawn to a late night radio show where the host (Cch Pounder) encourages him to share his views on the topic of matricide. Reliving his childhood, Norman recounts his trials of a young boy (Henry Thomas »
- Derek Anderson
NCIS: New Orleans – Season 1
All the action, drama and humour of NCIS in a colourful new city that harbours a dark side. NCIS: New Orleans, a spin-off, features Scott Bakula as the head of a dedicated team of Navy investigators in the Big Easy. With its rich setting of music, drinking and debauchery, New Orleans is a magnet for military personnel on leave. And with fun comes trouble, which is when this team is at its best.
NCIS has been around for a while. What has kept it going for in excess of eleven seasons is commitment to formula. In the words of the network, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Something which has seen NCIS polished down to a diamond.
With this latest incarnation veteran Mark Harmon heads down to New Orleans in an opening two-part episode. »
- Amie Cranswick
The second spin-off from NCIS (and technically the third from Jag – which is where the original NCIS series was spun out of), NCIS New Orleans is a very different beast to its predecessors. Whereas the first show was a stoic, patriotic series; and the second was more action and comedy orientated; this third entry in the franchise takes things a more quirky and offbeat direction.
Set in New Orleans the show uses its new location to create a different feel straight away. The fact that Scott Bakula is heading the team as Dwayne Pride adds a certain edge to it. Fans of cult television shows will always know him for Quantum Leap, and he manages to bring attention to the show just from that. To be fair though there is much more to NCIS New Orleans to keep people invested, including another interesting cast choice: Lucas Black, known to fans »
- Paul Metcalf
What could be worse than your mortal enemy running a billion dollar company, having infinite resources to work on your doom? How about that same mortal enemy being President of the United States.
In the early 00s, Lex Luthor ran for the country’s highest political office and surprisingly won, giving him complete control over the American government and manipulated events to make him look like a good president. Superman and Batman made a deal with each other that they wouldn’t forcefully remove Lex from office until he did something to force their hand. That time came in the storyline Public Enemies, the opening arc to the Superman/Batman title by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness.
When a huge Kryptonite asteroid heads to Earth, threatening to wipe out all life, Luthor »
- Ricky Church
The list of guest stars appearing across nine seasons and two movies of The X-Files is long and distinguished: Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, and Bryan Cranston all appeared on the show, and would later work together under Vince Gilligan (who wrote and produced for The X-Files) on his hit AMC series Breaking Bad. Jane Lynch would appear, and later hit it big on Glee. Lucy Liu, Ryan Reynolds, Shia LeBeouf, Jack Black, and Seth Green all made appearances on the show early in their careers.
Plenty of established actors showed up as well: Peter Boyle won an Emmy for his role in Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose, while Cch Pounder was nominated for one for her appearance in Duane Barry from the show’s second season. Ed Asner, Lily Tomlin, and Gary Shandling all appeared on the series, and even Billy Connolly turned up in the show’s second feature film, »
- Jay Anderson
13 items from 2016
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