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June 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Return Of The Killer Tomatoes

27 June 2016 5:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

June is ending on a quiet note for horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, as we only have six titles coming our way on June 28th.

Blue Underground has shown some love to two cult classics with their Blu-ray double feature of Circus of Fear and Five Golden Dragons, and Arrow Video is resurrecting another cult classic (albeit one that is a bit more recent) with their Return of the Killer Tomatoes Special Edition Blu-ray.

Other notable titles being released this Tuesday include Alien Strain, Shark Exorcist, Forgotten Tales, and Hotel Inferno.

Alien Strain (Mti Home Video, DVD)

After his girlfriend vanishes without a trace on a camping trip, he quickly goes from witness to suspect. Now, a year later, she returns to the very spot from which she was taken, but not like she was before.

Circus of Fear/Five Golden Dragons Double Feature (Blue Underground, Blu-ray)

Circus Of Fear »

- Heather Wixson

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Blu-ray Review – Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)

27 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Return of the Killer Tomatoes, 1988.

Directed by John De Bello.

Starring Anthony Starke, George Clooney, Karen Mistal, John Astin, Steve Lundquist, Michael Villani, Rick Rockwell, J. Stephen Peace and Charlie Jones.

Synopsis:

Mad scientist Professor Gangreen is at it again as he prepares a new tomato army disguised as humans to take over the world. No, really…

It’s always fun to take a peek back at the early career of a current A-lister and the pre-superstar works of George Clooney are some of the most enjoyable to visit, especially as the man himself doesn’t appear to be ashamed of what he had to appear in to get noticed, unlike some (asking Renée Zellweger to sign a copy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation just to see the reaction ranks very high on the bucket list). Whether it’s the funny-for-all-the-wrong-reasons turd that is Combat Academy or the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Candy

2 May 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The dirty book of the '60s became an all-star dirty movie with Brando, Burton, Starr, Coburn, Matthau, Astin, Aznavour and Huston all wanting a taste of the Swedish nymphet Ewa Aulin. Camerawork by Rotunno, designs by Dean Tavoularis, effects by Doug Trumbull -- and the best material is Marlon Brando making goofy faces as a sub-Sellers Indian guru. Candy Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1968 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 124 min. /Candy e il suo pazzo mondo / Street Date May 17, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Ewa Aulin, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando, James Coburn, Richard Burton, John Astin, John Huston, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, Anita Pallenberg, Elsa Martinelli. Cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno Production Designer Dean Tavoularis Opening and closing designed by Douglas Trumbull Film Editor Giancarlo Cappelli, Frank Santillo Original Music Dave Grusin Writing credits Buck Henry from the book by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg Produced by Robert Haggiag Directed by Christian Marquand

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- Glenn Erickson

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"Arrow Video" (Us) June 2016 Releases

19 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ the June 2016 home video releases from cult movie specialists Arrow Video Us, via Mvd Entertainment Group, including "Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 2 on Blu-ray + DVD, June 14, "Suture" on Blu-ray + DVD, June 21 and "Return Of The Killer Tomatoes" on Blu-ray, June 28:

"Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 2" available June 14, 2016, includes three classic films from directors Buichi Saito ("Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril"), Ko Nakahira ("Crazed Fruit") and Haruyasu Noguchi.

In Saito's "Tokyo Mighty Guy" : "...Akira Kobayashi stars as 'Jiro' , a chef who opens a restaurant in the busy 'Ginza' district. His culinary skills and dashing good looks bring in the women as well as unwanted trouble, while an explosive political scandal builds around his girlfriend's business.

In Nakashira's "Danger Pays", actor Joe Shishido ("Massacre Gun", "Retaliation") stars in a crime caper about counterfeiting: 

"...when one billion yen goes Awol, 'Joe the Ace' (Shishido) spies an opportunity to get rich quick, »

- Michael Stevens

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How Patty Duke's Son Sean Astin Learned Who His Biological Father Is

30 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Patty Duke gave birth to her first son, Sean Astin, in 1971, her life was plagued by tabloid headlines. Duke had colorful romantic history: Having just come out of a scandalous relationship with 17-year-old Desi Arnaz Jr., and impulsively marrying Michael Tell, a "total stranger" who had been subletting her apartment (they were together for 13 days and the marriage was annulled a year later), the media speculated as to who exactly fathered the baby. The actress ultimately deduced that the father of her baby was actor John Astin, star of the Addams Family TV series, who was married at the time. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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How Patty Duke's Son Sean Astin Learned Who His Biological Father Is

30 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Patty Duke gave birth to her first son, Sean Astin, in 1971, her life was plagued by tabloid headlines. Duke had colorful romantic history: Having just come out of a scandalous relationship with 17-year-old Desi Arnaz Jr., and impulsively marrying Michael Tell, a "total stranger" who had been subletting her apartment (they were together for 13 days and the marriage was annulled a year later), the media speculated as to who exactly fathered the baby. The actress ultimately deduced that the father of her baby was actor John Astin, star of the Addams Family TV series, who was married at the time. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Scandals, Affairs and, Finally, Lasting Love: Inside Patty Duke's Colorful Romantic Life

30 March 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke died Tuesday at the age of 69. And while her legacy will certainly live on in her many celebrated performances in both film and television, those close to the actress say they'll remember her most for one thing: her ability to love. "The true story of her life isn't her work and it isn't her advocacy, it's the love relationship she's had with her husband Mike for the last 30 years," Duke's son, actor Sean Astin, told the Associated Press. But while Duke found happiness with her husband Michael Pearce, she traveled a winding road to get there. Duke was »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Scandals, Affairs and, Finally, Lasting Love: Inside Patty Duke's Colorful Romantic Life

30 March 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke died Tuesday at the age of 69. And while her legacy will certainly live on in her many celebrated performances in both film and television, those close to the actress say they'll remember her most for one thing: her ability to love. "The true story of her life isn't her work and it isn't her advocacy, it's the love relationship she's had with her husband Mike for the last 30 years," Duke's son, actor Sean Astin, told the Associated Press. But while Duke found happiness with her husband Michael Pearce, she traveled a winding road to get there. Duke was »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Entertainment News: Film, TV Star & Oscar Winner Patty Duke Dies at 69

29 March 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Coeur D’Alene, Idaho – She was a lesson in duality. One of her most famous roles was as “identical cousins” on “The Patty Duke Show,” and Anna Marie “Patty” Duke also made public her fight with bipolar disorder. She was also a talented actress, winning an Oscar as teenager for “The Miracle Worker.” Ms. Duke passed away on March 29th, 2016, at the age of 69, at her home in Idaho.

Anna Marie Duke (her friends call her “Anna”) became Patty Duke when she was only eight years old. She went on to fame in the role of Helen Keller in the original 1959-61 Broadway run of “The Miracle Worker,” co-starring Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan. The film version (1962) garnered Duke the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the youngest to ever win at the time at age 16. The next year she starred in “The Patty Duke Show,” with its familiar theme song beginning »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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From the People Archive: Patty Duke Opens Up About Her Battle with Bipolar Disorder

29 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker, has died at the age of 69. After surviving the dark side of child stardom, Duke sat down with People in 1999 to open up about her battle with manic depression and reveal how she turned her life around. Read the profile below:It's feeding time at the 40-acre northern Idaho farm that actress Patty Duke calls home. Clad in faded overalls and work boots, Duke ignores three donkeys braying for their breakfast in favor of Tommy, her pet tortoise, to whom she proffers a banana. But while Duke tries »

- Michael A. Lipton and Liz McNeil

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From the People Archive: Patty Duke Opens Up About Her Battle with Manic Depression

29 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker, has died at the age of 69. After surviving the dark side of child stardom, Duke sat down with People in 1999 to open up about her battle with manic depression and reveal how she turned her life around. Read the profile below:It's feeding time at the 40-acre northern Idaho farm that actress Patty Duke calls home. Clad in faded overalls and work boots, Duke ignores three donkeys braying for their breakfast in favor of Tommy, her pet tortoise, to whom she proffers a banana. But while Duke tries »

- Michael A. Lipton and Liz McNeil

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Breaking News: Oscar Winner Patty Duke Dead At Age 69

29 March 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Actress Patty Duke, who won an Academy Award for her performance as young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" has died at age 69 from complications relating to an intestinal disorder. Duke was 16 years old when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting actress opposite Anne Bancroft in the classic film. Duke also starred in the popular 1960s sitcom "The Patty Duke Show" and went on to star in the feature film "Valley of the Dolls", which was lambasted by critics but which proved to be a major boxoffice success. However, Duke suffered from mental health problems and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982. Duke's tumultuous personal life extended to her love life, which saw her marry four times. Her husbands included director Harry Falk, rock promoter Michael Tell, actor John Astin and Michael Pearce, who was not in show business. She was the mother of actor Sean Astin, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and 'Heartbreaking' Youth as a Child Star

29 March 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker and for headlining her own sitcom, has died, She was 69. In 1985, just ahead of her 40th birthday, the actress sat down with People to discuss love, career and her troubled past. Read the profile below:"Little Patty Duke is gonna be 40 next year? Wow! How can that be? I'd swear she was 18 just a minute ago!" Little Patty Duke - and at an even five feet she still Is little - giggles at her self-parody. "That's exactly how I feel about it," she says, "like someone who's »

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From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and Troubled Upbringing

29 March 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker and for headlining her own sitcom, has died, She was 69. In 1985, just ahead of her 40th birthday, the actress sat down with People to discuss love, career and her troubled past. Read the profile below:"Little Patty Duke is gonna be 40 next year? Wow! How can that be? I'd swear she was 18 just a minute ago!" Little Patty Duke - and at an even five feet she still Is little - giggles at her self-parody. "That's exactly how I feel about it," she says, "like someone who's »

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R.I.P. Patty Duke

29 March 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Acclaimed actress Patty Duke has died at the age of 69. USA Today reports that the actress passed away earlier this morning due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

Duke won an Oscar at the age of sixteen for her portrayal of Helen Keller in 1962's "The Miracle Worker" which led to the successful 1963 ABC sitcom "The Patty Duke Show" and the controversial film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's "The Valley of the Dolls".

After years of struggle with an undiagnosed mental illness, Duke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed lithium, which she credits with saving her life and led to her becoming an advocate for mental illness treatment.

She married "The Addams Family" actor John Astin and ultimately had three children (two with him). One of her sons, "The Lord of the Rings" actor Sean Astin, released the following statement on Facebook:

I love you mom.Our Family Statement »

- Garth Franklin

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Patty Duke, Oscar-Winning Actress and TV Star, Dies at 69

29 March 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Patty Duke, who won a supporting actress Oscar playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” starred in 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” and served as president of SAG, died Tuesday. She was 69.

Her manager, Mitchell Stubbs, confirmed that she died early Tuesday of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. “She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be greatly missed,” Stubbs said.

Her life took dramatic turns: As a child actress, she was exploited by her managers and became  a young Oscar winner and then a wholesome TV star, followed by struggles with drug addiction and mental illness and eventual stability as head of SAG and a mental health advocate. She served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988, succeeding her “Patty Duke Show” co-star William Schallert.

The actress was a popular teen star with her own TV series, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Patty Duke -- Dead at 69

29 March 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Hollywood legend Patty Duke -- who won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" -- has died.  She was 69.  Duke passed away at 1:20 Am Tuesday morning. She died from sepsis due to a ruptured intestine.  Duke's son, Sean Astin, said the family is "relieved" because Duke was in a lot of pain and the process took a long time to play out.  [[tmz:video id="0_capjt161"]] Duke's family issued a statement, saying, "This morning, our beloved wife, »

- TMZ Staff

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Round-Up: Return Of The Killer Tomatoes Blu-ray, Moving Hazard Gameplay Trailer, K-shop Screening Details

7 March 2016 8:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Starring George Clooney and his rad mullet, Return of the Killer Tomatoes is coming to Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Arrow Video in the U.K. on June 27th and on Blu-ray in the U.S. on June 28th. Also: a Moving Hazard gameplay trailer and festival screening details for K-Shop.

Return of the Killer Tomatoes: From Arrow Video: “New UK/Us Title: Return of the Killer Tomatoes (Arrow Video) Blu-ray in the U.S. and Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD in the UK.

UK Release Date: 27 June 2016

Us Release Date: 28 June 2016

Region: Ab

The Vegetables Of Doom!

The killer tomatoes are back! But this time around, they’re going to have to contend with late ’80s George Clooney and his wicked mullet… Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Nope, it’s Return of the Killer Tomatoes!

Ten years on from the Great Tomato War, mankind lives in »

- Tamika Jones

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