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19 items from 2016


Blu-ray Review: Carrie (1976) Collector’s Edition

3 November 2016 7:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Released 40 years ago today, Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie remains a masterpiece of modern horror. It is a teenage pop nightmare of a film, a dreamy exploration of horrors both real and supernatural. Expertly directed, gorgeously photographed and acted with total sincerity by a cast of then-newcomers, it remains one of the very best King adaptations despite being first out of the gate.

Know how I know De Palma’s Carrie is a brilliant adaptation and one of the best horror movies ever made? Because other filmmakers have tried adapting it three other times across three other decades: Katt Shea in 1999 (with The Rage: Carrie 2, basically a Carrie remake and the best of the lot), David Carson for SyFy in 2002 and, most recently, Kimberly Pierce in 2013. None of them come close to touching the 1976 original.

From its famous opening sequence, in which »

- Patrick Bromley

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10 Assistants to Watch 2016

19 October 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Vanessa Ansoorian

Assistant to Heather Griffith & Craig Mizrahi, Innovative Artists, production

Ansoorian has been assisting senior Btl agents Griffith and Mizrahi for the past two years at Innovative. Besides being the department coordinator, she works with such clients as Paul Hirsch (“Mummy 4”), Courtney Hoffman (“Hateful Eight”), and Maryann Brandon. “Job challenges are anticipating the immediate needs of two busy agents, our clients and buyers while simultaneously upholding highest standards of collaboration across all departments,” she says.

Chris Bowyer

Assistant/coordinator, non-scripted & alternative programming, Stx

Bowyer began as a temp in 2015 working for executives including Cathy Schulman, Amy Elkins, and Oren Aviv. He’s now assisting Jason Goldberg. Responsibilities include overseeing development of more than 25 projects in various stages for the U.S., China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Integrally involved in production of four on-air series that are filming and two series orders for 2017, including the first broadcast television show to be developed by a »

- Iain Blair

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10 Assistants to Watch 2016

19 October 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vanessa Ansoorian

Assistant to Heather Griffith & Craig Mizrahi, Innovative Artists, production

Ansoorian has been assisting senior Btl agents Griffith and Mizrahi for the past two years at Innovative. Besides being the department coordinator, she works with such clients as Paul Hirsch (“Mummy 4”), Courtney Hoffman (“Hateful Eight”), and Maryann Brandon. “Job challenges are anticipating the immediate needs of two busy agents, our clients and buyers while simultaneously upholding highest standards of collaboration across all departments,” she says.

Chris Bowyer

Assistant/coordinator, non-scripted & alternative programming, Stx

Bowyer began as a temp in 2015 working for executives including Cathy Schulman, Amy Elkins, and Oren Aviv. He’s now assisting Jason Goldberg. Responsibilities include overseeing development of more than 25 projects in various stages for the U.S., China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Integrally involved in production of four on-air series that are filming and two series orders for 2017, including the first broadcast »

- Iain Blair

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Event Report: Carrie 40th Anniversary Cast & Crew Reunion Screening

18 October 2016 10:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last Friday night, Daily Dead had the distinct pleasure of attending the 40th anniversary screening of Brian De Palma’s Carrie, presented by Scream Factory, weSPARK, and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event was packed with eager fans of De Palma’s Stephen King adaptation, and there was a great Q&A after the screening hosted by Bryan Fuller, who moderated an engaging discussion between Carrie co-stars Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles, Doug Cox, Noelle North, and editor Paul Hirsch, who also collaborated with De Palma throughout his career on films including Phantom of the Paradise, The Fury, Sisters, Obsession, Blow Out, Raising Cain, and the original Mission: Impossible.

Prior to the screening, this writer had the opportunity to speak briefly with Allen—who also serves as the executive director of weSPARK—about reuniting with her Carrie family for such a truly special occasion. »

- Heather Wixson

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Contest: Win Carrie (1976) Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

10 October 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Beginning October 11th, horror fans can celebrate the 40th anniversary of a seriously perilous prom with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Carrie, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) copy of the Carrie (1976) Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

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

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 16th. 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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Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this "absolutely spellbinding horror movie" (Roger Ebert) has become a pervasive, pop-culture touchstone for anyone who's ever wanted to get even. »

- Derek Anderson

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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

7 October 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

High school can be heaven or hell depending on your social status, and for the titular character in Brian DePalma's Carrie (based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King), life is definitely the latter. Coming out on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory on Tuesday, October 11th, Carrie is teased in high-def clips and a trailer.

From Scream Factory: "Great news! Our upcoming 40th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Carrie will include a fantastic and in-depth interview with composer Pino Donnagio--who has been responsible for scoring all sorts of great thrillers such as The Howling, Piranha, Tourist Trap, The Fan, Dressed to Kill, Raising Cain and so many more.

National street date is 10/11/16. Final List of extras again are as follows:

• New 4K Scan of the original negative and restoration

• New More Acting Carrie – featuring interviews with Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Piper Laurie, »

- Derek Anderson

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'Carrie's' cast and crew are reuniting for a prom-themed 40th anniversary screening

20 September 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Now this is a scream. On the eve of the original Carrie's 40th anniversary, on Friday, October 14 several members of the cast and crew are reuniting for a prom-themed bash at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel, which will include a screening of the film and live Q&A. Best of all: the general public is invited to attend. From the event's official Facebook page: It's gonna be a bloodbath. To mark the 40th anniversary of Carrie — Brian De Palma's genre-defining horror classic — The weSpark, Ace Hotel and Scream Factory is hosting a halloween season screening party with cast and crew in attendance. We'll have The Lobby fully decked out for a rampage-free senior prom circa 1976, complete with a costume contest, photo booth, "Bloody Carrie" cocktails and a live DJ into the evening.  Those in attendance will include Nancy Allen (Chris Hargensen), Piper Laurie (Margaret White), William Katt (Tommy Ross), P.J. Soles »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Blu-ray Review: Raising Cain

13 September 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it comes to the discussion of Brian De Palma's collected oeuvre, Raising Cain is often met with indifference or seen as a well-intended failure when compared to his early filmography. Scream Factory's new, definitive Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release will no doubt change that conversation, mostly thanks to De Palma's preferred cut included on the second disc, a passionate fan-made edit that shifts the narrative perspective and overall tone into a completely different beast.

After the failure of adapting The Bonfire of the Vanities, the theatrical cut of Raising Cain was a noble return to what De Palma does best: cinematically manipulating the audience like voyeuristic puppets, much like he did with Body Double. In “Changing Cain: Brian De Palma's Cult Classic Restored,” one of the features included on the Blu-ray’s second disc, film critic Jim Emerson discusses how the opening shot of a »

- Sean McClannahan

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September 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Conjuring 2 and Raising Cain

12 September 2016 7:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

September 13th boasts over 30 horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, so I hope you guys have been saving up, because there are a lot of great choices to spend your money on this week. The highly anticipated 30th Anniversary Edition of Aliens comes home this week courtesy of 20th Century Fox, and if you are a big fan of James Wan’s latest sequel, you’ll undoubtedly want to pick up The Conjuring on Blu-ray or DVD this Tuesday.

Universal Studios is keeping busy this Tuesday with two Universal Monster collections celebrating Frankenstein and The Wolf Man, and Scream Factory’s Raising Cain Blu-ray arrives this week, too. Also, if you happened to miss the special edition of the giallo classic Tenebrae earlier this year, Synapse Films is putting out a basic Blu that fans will definitely want to nab (as a proud owner of the Collector’s Edition, »

- Heather Wixson

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Prom-Themed 40th Anniversary Carrie Reunion/Charity Event Heading to La’s Ace Hotel; October 14th Sees Reunion/Screening

8 September 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

With Scream Factory’s upcoming 40th Anniversary Bluray release of Brian de Palma’s 1976 classic Carrie on its way, what better way to not only celebrate the release, the legacy and the film that brought so many of us into either discovering or rediscovering the work of Stephen King, than with an all out 40th Anniversary reunion/screening/charity event?

Going down on Friday, October 14, 2016, the event is taking place not only to celebrate the release, but also as an effort to raise critical funds for the weSPARK Cancer Support Center (which sees Carrie star Nancy Allen as its Executive Director). The Ace Theater will be transformed head to tow with prom-themed decorations, and attendees are encouraged to dress in their best ’70s formal attire (or favorite character from the film for an opportunity to pose for a photo in a special photo booth and win Best Dressed “Carrie” character »

- Jerry Smith

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Carrie Reunion Screening & Prom-Themed After Party to Raise Money for weSPARK’s Cancer Support Center

8 September 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is already celebrating the 40th anniversary of Carrie with a Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of the iconic film, and now they are taking the prom party one step further with a cast and crew reunion screening in Los Angeles to raise money for the weSPARK Cancer Support Center.

Taking place at the Ace Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, October 14th, the 40th anniversary screening of Carrie will reunite cast members Piper LaurieNancy AllenWilliam Katt, and P.J. Soles, as well as editor Paul Hirsch and casting director Harriett B. Helberg.

The 1970s prom-themed evening will feature a screening of Scream Factory's new 4k transfer of Carrie and a cast and crew Q&A moderated by Bryan Fuller (NBC's Hannibal). The money raised through the event will go to weSPARK's cancer support programs. To learn more, we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Los Angeles, »

- Derek Anderson

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Scream Factory Reveals New Special Features for Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

29 August 2016 8:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Back in June, fans of 1976’s Carrie were excited to hear that Scream Factory would be coming out with a Collector’s edition Blu-ray of Brian De Palma’s Stephen King adaptation, and they might be absolutely elated by the latest special features revealed for the anticipated release:

From Scream Factory: “Great news! Our upcoming 40th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Carrie will include a fantastic and in-depth interview with composer Pino Donnagio–who has been responsible for scoring all sorts of great thrillers such as The Howling, Piranha, Tourist Trap, The Fan, Dressed to Kill, Raising Cain and so many more.

National street date is 10/11/16. Final List of extras again are as follows:

• New 4K Scan of the original negative and restoration

• New More Acting Carrie – featuring interviews with Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Edie McClurg and P.J. Soles

• New Writing Carrie – an interview with screenwriter »

- Derek Anderson

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Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features Revealed

27 July 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some intriguing new Blu-ray specs were revealed for the Collector’s Edition of Brian De Palma’s spine-tingling Raising Cain, which debuts on Blu-ray on September 13th. A special director’s cut, interviews with John Lithgow (Dexter, Third Rock from the Sun), Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and the film’s editor, Paul Hirsch, are just a few of the special bonus features included in this edition.

Press Release: When Jenny cheated on her husband, he didn’t just leave… he split.

Scream Factory has announced the release of the thriller Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] on Blu-ray on September 13th. Called “creepy and effective” by Moviehole, Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] offers impressive bonus features including new interviews with actors John Lithgow, Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris and editor Paul Hirsch, a new featurette titled Changing Cain: Brian De Palma’s Cult Classic Restored, a new video essay by »

- Tamika Jones

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Brian De Palma’s ‘Carrie’ Gets Stunning Anniversary Blu-Ray Set

2 July 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Carrie,” Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic is celebrating its 40th anniversary by having Scream Factory release a special 2-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray set.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the set will be available on October 11 and includes a 4K scan of the film’s original negative and nearly three hours of bonus features. It will also have a featurette which will take a look at the film’s original locations and interviews with writer Lawrence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch, actors Piper Laurie, P.J. Soles, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Edie McClurg, casting director Harriet B. Helberg, and director of photography Mario Tosi.

Read More: The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the thriller was a box office success, earning over $33.8 million. It also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. »

- Liz Calvario

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Carrie Turns 40 With Awesome Looking Bluray From Scream Factory; Hitting This October!

29 June 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While we previously got the Bluray double feature of the TV adaption of Stephen King’s Carrie & the sequel to the 1976 adaption of the film, horror fans have been waiting for a Good HD release of Brian De Palma’s Sissy Spacek-led film. Previous releases have been “eh” at best, and it’s a title that just Begs for the Scream Factory treatment…and it looks like that’s about to happening. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the horror classic, the Sf gang are pulling out the stops with a brand new October 11th Bluray release, complete with a new transfer, new supplemental material and quite the artwork (all versions…keep reading…).

It’s an excellent year for all things De Palma, and this news is really something for horror lovers to latch onto. I know I’ll be checking this one out, how about you fright fanatics? »

- Jerry Smith

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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

29 June 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the official press release.* This fall, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976).

Initially announced on EW, the Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on October 11th with a 4K scan of the movie's original negative and over three hours of extras for fans of the Stephen King adaptation to enjoy.

Similar to their 30th anniversary Return of the Living Dead Blu-ray, Scream Factory will also release Carrie in both a regular Collector's Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition with an exclusive second slipcover, poster, and shipping of the film three weeks before its release.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters, »

- Derek Anderson

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21 Things You Might Not Have Known About Ferris Bueller's Day Off

11 June 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Hughes' iconic Ferris Bueller's Day Off turns 30 Saturday. The film, which has become a beloved totem of teenage rebellion and a wonderful 1980s time capsule, is also an ode to Chicago - a teenage Hughes moved around the city's suburbs with his family. To celebrate, here are 21 things you (probably) never knew about the film. 1. Ferris' parents got married in real lifeLyman Ward, who played Ferris' father, was married to his onscreen wife Cindy Pickett, from 1986 to 1992. They met on the set of the film and eventually had two children. 2. Hughes pitched the film with one sentence… "I called Ned Tanen [then-head of Paramount films] and said, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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21 Things You Might Not Have Known About Ferris Bueller's Day Off

11 June 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Hughes' iconic Ferris Bueller's Day Off turns 30 Saturday. The film, which has become a beloved totem of teenage rebellion and a wonderful 1980s time capsule, is also an ode to Chicago - a teenage Hughes moved around the city's suburbs with his family. To celebrate, here are 21 things you (probably) never knew about the film. 1. Ferris' parents got married in real lifeLyman Ward, who played Ferris' father, was married to his onscreen wife Cindy Pickett, from 1986 to 1992. They met on the set of the film and eventually had two children. 2. Hughes pitched the film with one sentence… "I called Ned Tanen [then-head of Paramount films] and said, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Watch: New Video Essay Explores the Emotionality of the Editing Process

13 May 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As an art, primarily, of feeling and rhythm, editing is perhaps one of the most complex and widely misunderstood aspects of filmmaking – mostly because it’s at its very best when the audience doesn’t notice it, but simply feels it. That may sound simple but in reality it’s anything but. You could study editing all you want and apply all the knowledge in the world and a cut still might not work because a film editor’s job—a lot of the time—is as instinctive as the edit. You just feel if it works or not, and that’s a natural skill, making it difficult to fully explain (and teach) the craft to others.

But that didn’t stop Tony Zhou from attempting to on the latest episode of Every Frame a Painting, taking on the basic principles of this intuitive process in a new video essay »

- The Film Stage

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