9 items from 2016
One of the better-remembered ’80s sci-fi horror thrillers is back in an improved Blu-ray, with a pile of extras. Dennis Quaid gets to act with Max von Sydow Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert and Kate Capshaw, as they deal with a Cronenberg-like device that can invade human dreams.
Scream Factory (Shout! Factory)
1984 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date December 13, 2016 / 29.93
Cinematography Brian Tufano
Film Editor Richard Halsey
Original Music Maurice Jarre
Produced by Bruce John Curtis
Directed by Joseph Ruben
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
I have a previous Blu-ray of 1984’s Dreamscape but this edition is a big improvement, both in the transfer and its extras. Dreamscape is a commercially successful thriller that places a superior star cast in a science fantasy with plenty of potential. »
- Glenn Erickson
Before Inception, there was Dreamscape, and fans of the 1984 film can watch Alex Gardner dive into the minds of sleepers like never before when Scream Factory unleashes their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Dreamscape on December 13th. Ahead of its forthcoming release, get an idea of what to expect in high-def clips and a trailer from the film, including an interview with Dennis Quaid.
Dreamscape Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Close Your Eyes And The Adventure Begins.
Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid) is a man with an incredible psychic gift… but for years has used it solely for personal gain. Reuniting with his old mentor, Dr. Novotny (Max von Sydow), Gardner joins a government project in which he learns to channel his abilities in order to enter peoples' subconscious through their dreams. As his powers grow, the young psychic soon finds himself in a living nightmare of conspiracy and murder… and the only way »
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory has revealed the full release details of two potential stocking stuffers for horror and fantasy fans this holiday season: their Collector's Edition Blu-ray releases of Black Christmas (1974) and Dreamscape.
Press Release: This December, Scream Factory™ proudly presents two genre favorites as part of a month full of holiday horror and sci-fi season’s greetings. Black Christmas and Dreamscape come to Blu-ray in Scream Factory Collector’s Editions on December 13, 2016, both complete with new 2K scans of the films and hours of new bonus content.
If this movie doesn’t make your skin crawl…it’s on too tight!
The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sig prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house.
A series of obscene phone calls start to plague the residents of the sorority and »
- Derek Anderson
Could we be any more excited about NBC’s quasi-Friends reunion? Not likely, especially after viewing this first extended clip of the Central Perk Crew getting their ’90s reminisce on during Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (airing Feb. 21 at 9/8c).
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The 90-second clip kicks off with David Schwimmer explaining to host Andy Cohen how Burrows took him under his directorial wings during the show’s near-decade run, but it’s Lisa Kudrow who livens things up by sharing how the sitcom vet assigned iconic nicknames to each member of the cast. »
The Friends reunion is here! Just kidding, it is 100 percent not a Friends reunion, so please stop calling it that. Sure, the gang is getting back together, but only five out of six of them, and no one even invited James Michael "Gunther" Tyler or Tom "Eye Doctor Richard" Selleck. Now that that's out of the way, here's what it really is: a tribute to director James Burrows, who is recognized as TV’s most accomplished comedy director. He's done The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly. The special will celebrate his 1,000th episode of TV with his new NBC comedy Crowded.Scheduled to be in attendance will be the casts of the following shows. (Others may also be added.) Cheers: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt (Kirstie Alley, »
- Emma Barrie
NBC on Wednesday officially confirmed that Friends‘ stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer will reunite at next month’s two-hour event, Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows. Perry, who is currently doing a play in London, will also be on hand, although via a pre-taped segment. (Hey, it’s something!)
The special, which will tape this weekend and air Sunday, »
Although the entire “Friends” cast won’t be reuniting, plenty of sitcom stars old and new will be together for NBC’s tribute to comedy veteran James Burrows on the Feb. 21 special, “Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows.”
The TV special marks a huge milestone for Burrows: he has directed 1,000 episodes of television with NBC’s new comedy “Crowded.”
The cast of “Crowded” will be at the special, in addition to cast members from “Cheers,” “Frasier,” “Will & Grace,” “Taxi,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Wings,” “Mike & Molly,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Friends” — though Matthew Perry will appear in a pre-taped segment, as originally planned.
Burrows made his TV sitcom directorial debut in 1974 on an episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and is best known for his work on “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “Frasier” and “Will & Grace” for which he directed all four pilots. He also directed the pilots of “Friends, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Norm! Jenny Craig weight-loss spokesperson, Kirstie Alley, has rounded up some of the old Cheers gang for her latest Jenny Craig commercial. Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) and Norm Peterson (George Wendt) check out the svelte Rebecca Howe (Alley), as she pours them a beer. Watch it, below.
The set details are perfect. The laugh-track is as obtrusive as one from an 80s sitcom could be. The choice of Wendt and Ratzenberger for a weight-loss ad seems a little off, but both -- like Alley -- slip into their iconic roles, with ease.
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Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name — and your weight-loss plan.
In Jenny Craig’s latest commercial, sometime spokesperson Kirstie Alley returns to Cheers not as Rebecca Howe — the character she played for six seasons on the NBC comedy — but as an enthusiastic dieter who tells Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) and Norm Peterson (George Wendt) all about the company’s personal consultants and “yummy” food options.
Do you raise a glass to this mini-reunion (regardless of the reason behind it)? Watch the advertisement above, »
9 items from 2016
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