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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 5 – Stephen King, Grey Matter Art, Last Exit to Nowhere Apparel, Monopoly & More!

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Welcome back for Day 5 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift ideas, we have a bunch of Stephen King holiday gift ideas, Lunar Crypt pins, Grey Matter Art, Last Exit to Nowhere’s apparel, horror-themed necklaces, and so much more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print
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Blu-ray Review: The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition

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Despite having a reputation as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist was never really able to find its footing as a franchise, despite the best efforts of Hollywood executives to make it happen. Each of the three sequels in the series experienced major post-production woes: Exorcist II: The Heretic was recut by director John Boorman after its premiere. Paul Schrader’s Exorcist sequel, intended to be the fourth film in the franchise, was so poorly received by studio execs that it was largely reshot and recut with director Renny Harlin at the helm, released in 2004 as Exorcist: The Beginning. Schrader’s own version came out one year later as Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist, making what I think is the first (and only?) time in history that two completely different versions of the same movie were released in theaters. Neither was a success.
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October 25th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Lights Out, The Exorcist III, Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection

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For this final Tuesday in October (and the last day of home entertainment releases prior to Halloween), horror fans have a bunch of great new Blu-rays and DVDs coming out just in time for everyone’s favorite holiday. Scream Factory has given The Exorcist III an HD overhaul (including the original Director’s Cut of the sequel), which is something no genre lover will want to miss out on experiencing. Arrow Video is also keeping busy on October 25th with the release of their impressive 17-disc box set celebrating trailblazing filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, and the recent supernatural thriller Lights Out is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD as well.

Cult film enthusiasts are undoubtedly going to be busy this Tuesday, with Severin Films releasing a 2K version of Burial Ground, Blue Underground showing Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby some love this week, and Vinegar Syndrome giving
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Contest: Win The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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On October 25th, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of The Exorcist III, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) copy of The Exorcist III Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Exorcist III Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 30th. 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.

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From the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th,
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The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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On October 25th, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of The Exorcist III, and we have high-def clips and a trailer that teases the film's 2K transfer.

From the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set boasts the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut, a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion.

The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] also features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven,
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Scream Factory Reveals Final ‘Exorcist III” Blu-Ray Details

In my mind, I have always found Exorcist III not only scarier than the original film. Ever since I saw the film on home video in the 90’s, I think the film becomes even more haunting as I get older. Later, I heard that Blatty, the author of The Exorcist and the writer/director of Exorcist III, had to re-shoot an ending that included an exorcism which was mandated by the studio. For years, a “director’s cut” has been on the whispers of genre fans worldwide. Late last year, I found a tasty morsel of information that this rumored “director’s cut” was happening. Bigger genre sites picked it up immediately after our little site was the first to dig up the info from the source, TheNinthConfiguration.com, some credited us to finding the info and bringing it to the attention of many, most of the sites didn’t attribute us.
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Rejoice! Scream Factory Unleashes a Legion in the form of The Exorcist III: Collector’S Edition; Hitting Churches and Shelves This October!

Look, I’m ready for the stoning to begin, so I’ll just say it: I love The Exorcist III. Not in a “hey, I dig that movie” kind of way. More like a”It’s better than the first film” kind of way, so this news could get someone pregnant if they were nearby me right now. It seems as if the gang at Scream Factory have it out for me, with their Amazing releases of Brian de Palma’s Raising Cain, John Carpenter’s The Thing and now this bad boy. I’m having to see a therapist just to explain how every single film I adore is getting the Collector’s Edition treatment from the Shout Factory off-shoot, and my therapy bills are getting high.

Well, it would seem that the long-awaited Director’s Cut of the film (which is rumored to be much closer to Blatty’s novel,
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Full Release Details for The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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Scream Factory will make this Halloween season one to remember with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III, featuring a 2K scan of the inter-positive and new interviews with the cast and crew:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set boasts the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut, a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion.

The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] also features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven,
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Salem’S Lot (1979) and Cat’S Eye Are Coming to Blu-ray

Earlier this summer, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gave Stephen King fans a big reason to rejoice when they announced a September 20th release date for their It miniseries Blu-ray. And now they’ve added two other King adaptations to their September 20th Blu-ray slate: 1979’s two-part miniseries Salem’s Lot (1979) and the horror anthology Cat’s Eye (1985), with the former being released with a new audio commentary by director Tobe Hooper.

EW reports that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Salem’s Lot and Cat’s Eye on Blu-ray, respectively, on September 20th.

On the new audio commentary for Salem’s Lot, director Tobe Hooper will discuss what should be fascinating insights on the making of the miniseries based on King’s 1975 novel about a small New England town with a serious bloodsucker problem.

Featuring adaptations of King’s short stories “Quitters, Inc.” and “The Ledge,” as well as a third tale starring Drew Barrymore,
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It Came From The Tube: Salem’S Lot (1979)

Stephen King adaptations are very hard to pull off successfully. For every Misery, there’s a Graveyard Shift; Carrie soars while Cujo stalls. The small screen has had it just as bad—the elephantine The Stand benefits from its four-night rollout, while no amount of time could save The Tommyknockers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg—at last count, there were 91 King adaptations (I’ll need to double-check those figures) across all media. For this blurry-eyed cathode ray kid, however, nothing has yet to match the two-part graveyard dance known as Salem’s Lot (1979).

Originally airing on CBS on Saturday November 17th and 24th, Salem’s Lot was a huge success for the network; there was even talk of turning it into a weekly series. Alas, that never came to be. However, we were gifted with 183 minutes of measured, chilling suspense and terror helmed by none other
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The Ninth Configuration (Region B UK)

Savant UK correspondent Lee Broughton analyzes one of his favorite pictures starring Stacy Keach, who seemed to make only cult items in the '70s and '80s. William Peter Blatty dishes out a thick mix of comedy and dark soul-searching about the human condition as a Caligari- insane asylum, but with new twists. The Ninth Configuration Second Sight Region B Blu-ray 1980 / Colour / 2.35:1 enhanced widescreen / 118 m. / available through Amazon.uk Starring Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, George Dicenzo, Moses Gunn, Robert Loggia, Joe Spinell, Tom Atkins. Cinematography Gerry Fisher Production Design William Malley Film Editors Peter Taylor, T. Battle Davis, Roberto Silvi, Peter Lee-Thompson Original Music Barry DeVorzon Written, Produced and Directed by William Peter Blatty from his novel

Reviewed by Lee Broughton

(Note: Savant reviews as a guest at Tfh. Here I stretch my prerogatives by presenting a review from Lee Broughton, a valued U.
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A 25Th Anniversary Look Back At: The Exorcist III (1990)

Mention The Exorcist in a conversation and most horror fans will declare it the scariest film of all time. While that declaration is well deserved (it’s an absolutely perfect film in every capacity), a film that is quite often overlooked when it comes to the legacy of that film, is the third film in the series, The Exorcist III (1990). While wisely ignoring the events of The Exorcist II: The Heretic (rightfully so, most of us try to act like that one doesn’t exist whatsoever), The Exorcist III did what very few sequels were able to do and it did it with an intense amount of fervor: it rose to the challenge of not only being as good as the original, but in my opinion (and feel free to call bullshit on this, it won’t change my mind), it actual improves on the original in some ways, giving a solid,
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Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory

The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of “The Streets of New York,” an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault’s 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch a glimpse of one of the show’s actors: the 24-year-old Norman Lloyd.

Next July, you can see the 99-year-old Lloyd in the Judd Apatow comedy “Trainwreck,” which shot on location in New York this summer and in which Lloyd plays, by his own admission, “a lecherous old man.” In between those unlikely bookends is a career that has quite literally spanned the 20th century and edged into the 21st, during which Lloyd has shared the stage,
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Horror History: The Exorcist III - Lost Head Morph Exorcism Scene

In 1990 Exorcist author William Peter Blatty get into the director's chair to adapt his 1983 novel and sequel to The Exorcist, Legion, for the big screen. However, from script to screen things didn't go exactly as he'd planned.

Exorcist III, as it came to be known, was set over a decade after the original film and thankfully ignored the events of the incredibly terrible 1977 sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic. Starring George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, and Brad Dourif, the film was originally titled Legion, but studio executives of Morgan Creek felt that the title would be unrecognizable to fans and wanted instead to go with something more commercial friendly. As a result re-writes and re-shoots were ordered, and in the end an exorcism sequence was tacked on to the film's ending. While Blatty states that he is happy with what was released, he'd love to give his original vision a whirl.
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Calling Charlie's angels: Why didn't John Forsythe win an Emmy?

Calling Charlie's angels: Why didn't John Forsythe win an Emmy?
It's a mystery worthy of investigation by Charlie's angels: Why didn't John Forsythe – one of TV's most popular, respected and enduring stars – ever win TV's top award? Prior to his death today at age 92, John Forsythe had been nominated for — and lost — four Emmys. Three of those bids were for starring as Blake Carrington, a debonair oil tycoon pursued by dueling divas (Joan Collins, Linda Evans) on "Dynasty." He lost best drama actor to Daniel J. Travanti of "Hill Street Blues" in 1982, Ed Flanders of "St. Elsewhere" in 1983 and Tom Selleck of "Mangum, P.I." in 1984. When John Forsythe was nominated back in 1953 it was for a...
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Loach strikes Cannes gold with 'Wind'

Loach strikes Cannes gold with 'Wind'
CANNES -- British films triumphed at the 59th Festival de Cannes on Sunday with veteran Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barleywinning the Palme d'Or and newcomer Andrea Arnold picking up the Jury Prize for Red Road. Mexico's Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was named best director for Babel, and Spain's Pedro Almodovar won the best screenplay award for Volver. The female ensemble of Volver, which Sony Pictures Classics is distributing domestically, won the best actress award collectively, and the male ensemble of Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory (Indigenes) won the best actor award collectively. French director Bruno Dumont's war film Flanders won the second place Grand Prize.

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