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August 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Motel Hell, Proxy, The Toxic Avenger

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For the second week of August, horror fans can look forward to a fun array of titles arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this week, including the Troma classic The Toxic Avenger, the cult classic Motel Hell from Scream Factory and the recent indie horror film Proxy.

Also arriving this week are the latest animated Batman feature, A Haunted House 2, a few more indie slasher films, including Crawl or Die and Bunnyman Massacre, as well as the long-awaited re-release of Santa Sangre on DVD from Severin Films.

Spotlight Titles:

Motel Hell Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray & DVD Combo)

You really are what you eat with Farmer Vincent’s smoked meat in this creepy horror yarn that ’packs a punch that goes way beyond mere terror’ (Boxoffice). Vincent’s popular products contain a special ingredient that the psychotic farmer and his sister would literally kill to keep a secret! Starring
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The Scream Factory Serves Up Motel Hell Blu-ray Details

Originally announced on Dread Central Live, we now have the official details and more for The Scream Factory's upcoming Blu-ray release of the Eighties classic, Motel Hell. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent's distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic horror-comedy film Motel Hell, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth's Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes on a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent's fritters with plenty of surprises. On August 12, 2014, Shout! Factory is bringing Motel Hell Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack to home entertainment shelves in the U.
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Motel Hell Blu-ray & DVD Release Details

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Scream Factory recently announced that Motel Hell will be joining their Collector’s Edition series in August and they’ve shared more details on the upcoming release, including the list of new bonus features:

“People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent’s distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic horror-comedy film Motel Hell, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth’s Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes on a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent’s fritters with plenty of surprises. On August 12, 2014, Shout! Factory is bringing Motel Hell Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack to home entertainment shelves in the U.
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Blu-Ray Review: Stand By Me – Just Gets Better With Age

In the twenty-five years since Stand By Me was released in cinemas, has there been a better movie about the twilight of childhood? Watching it again with the newly released Blu-ray I was struck, as I always am, by how it captures with uncanny precision a group of kids entering their teens without relying on sentimentality; you feel like these guys grow up, over the course of the movie, in front of your eyes. As a child I loved the movie as an adventure story, which it is, but as it and I grow older its seems increasingly poignant and true.

The plot concerns four boys in 1950s’ Oregon who hear that the body of a dead child is lying near the railroad track, a couple of days’ walk from home. This is too intriguing a possibility to miss, so they make their excuses to their parents and head off.
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Lr's The Blu Room: Flipped Blu-Ray Review

Flipped (Blu-ray)Warner Home Video2010/Rated PG/Running Time 90 minsList Price: $35.99 – Now AvailableSitting down to watch Rob Reiner's latest, Flipped, the thought occurred to me, “when was the last time 'Meathead' made a really great movie?” The former All in the Family star turned director had a decent picture with the Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman team-up The Bucket List, but when you really think about it, the film was nothing more than two old guys talking and walking around. More than half the time the two veteran actors were actually chatting in front of a bluescreen and digitally inserted in locales such as Africa, France, Egypt and Hong Kong.I was a devoted fan of Reiner's early in his career when he made such great films as This Is Spinal Tap, The Sure Thing, Stand By Me and The Princess Bride. In time, he successfully took on more adult oriented material like Misery,
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Contest: Win Big in Our Flipped Giveaway!

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Do you believe in fate? Do you believe that a predestined plan has been laid in front of you, and that no matter what you do, you can't change it? Well, then, you've already won our exciting contest in honor of Flipped, Rob Reiner's new romantic comedy that looks at first love and destiny in a whole new light. All you have to do is enter, and you'll be on your way to romancing that special some one in no time. Nothing makes for a better romantic evening than a beautiful Market Picnic Basket and Flipped soundtrack, which you can put to good use once you leave the theater and continue on with your first date. We're also giving away a 600 Denier polyester gardening bag complete with all the yard tools you'll need to create that special hideaway for you and your lover. We've got that big first kiss
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ASC gives 11th TV nom to Del Ruth

ASC gives 11th TV nom to Del Ruth
Cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth earned his 11th nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers on Wednesday, when noms were announced in two television categories for the 21st annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, set for Feb. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

Del Ruth -- who has won four ASC Awards -- was nominated for the pilot episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. His fellow nominees in the television movie/miniseries/pilot category are Adam Kane for the pilot of Heroes, Walt Lloyd for the telefilm The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, Bill Roe for the pilot of Day Break and John Stokes for the Umney's Last Case episode of the miniseries "Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King."

In the episodic television category, the nominees are Eagle Egilsson for the Darkroom episode of CSI: Miami, Nathan Hope for the Killer episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, David Moxness for the Arrow episode of Smallville, Roe for the What If They Find Him episode of Day Break and Gale Tattersall for the Meaning episode of House.

ASC unveils TV nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers announced 10 nominees in two television awards categories Wednesday. The winners will be announced at the 20th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration Feb. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City. Contenders for top honors in the TV movie/miniseries/pilot category are Alan Caso for TNT's Into the West: 'Wheel to the Stars'; Thomas A. Del Ruth for ESPN's Code Breakers; Robbie Greenberg for HBO's Warm Springs; Jan Kiesser for Showtime's Reefer Madness; and Bill Roe for A&E's Faith of My Fathers.

Fifteen have shot at ASC trophies

Fifteen cinematographers have been nominated in three television categories for the American Society of Cinematographers' 19th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Nathan Hope and Chris Manley, cinematographers for the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: NY, respectively, earned noms for excellence in episodic television. They join David Boyd, who drew an ace with HBO's Deadwood for the "Deepwater" episode; Thomas Del Ruth, tapped for the "Gaza" episode of NBC's The West Wing; and Alik Sakharov for The Sopranos' "Long Term Parking" episode. ABC scored three nominations in the network movie/miniseries/pilot category with nominees Michael Goi for Judas, Larry Fong for the Lost pilot and Kramer Morgenthau for The Five People You Meet in Heaven. They join NBC cinematographers Jonathan Freeman for Homeland Security and Clark Mathis for the Medical Investigation pilot.

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