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Blu-ray Review: Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition

For some horror fans, the late, great George A. Romero is considered the George Lucas of horror: he created a trilogy of classic films that changed the face of the genre forever, then years later returned with a second trilogy that was less well-received. But whereas Lucas’ second set of Star Wars films close off his universe, answering unasked questions and making his world feel smaller by tying every corner of it together, Romero’s 2000s trilogy expands his living dead world further and brings the series into a new millennium. They don’t diminish the legacy of his first three zombie movies. If anything, they make it richer.

Land of the Dead, new to Collector's Edition Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory (a disc was previously available from Universal), marks Romero’s return to the zombie genre he created after a 20-year absence and is his first (and only) made for a major studio.
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Contest: Win George A. Romero’s Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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Along with their special Dawn of the Dead remake release, Scream Factory has a Halloween treat in store for horror fans with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, and in the spooky spirit of the season, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

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October 31st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dawn Of The Dead (2004) and Land Of The Dead Collector’s Editions, Slaughter High

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Happy (almost) Halloween readers! With October 31st falling on the weekly home entertainment release day, that means we have extra reasons to get excited this Tuesday. Scream Factory has put together two absolutely incredible collector’s edition Blu-rays for George A. Romero’s underrated modern classic Land of the Dead as well as Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, which fans are going to want to add to their own personal collections.

For those of you who may have missed it in theaters, The Dark Tower comes home on Halloween, and Lionsgate has given the cult classic Slaughter High the Vestron Video treatment for their brand new Blu. Blue Underground is also keeping busy this week with a pair of Collector’s Edition sets, too—The Lift and Down—and the complete series of Orphan Black makes its home release bow on Halloween, too.

Other notable Halloween
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New Halloween Release Date & Special Features for Dawn Of The Dead (2004) and Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

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Earlier this summer, Scream Factory got down with the sickness with they announced new Collector's Edition Blu-rays for the Dawn of the Dead remake and George A. Romero's Land of the Dead. Now they've announced a new Halloween release date for both Blu-rays, as well as a bunch of new bonus features, including interviews with James Gunn, makeup effects artists David Anderson and Heather Langenkamp Anderson (who also played Nancy in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies), actor Ty Burrell (see a tease of that interview here), and much more:

Press Release: This Halloween, get ready for a double dose of zombie apocalypse mayhem and trips to hell! On October 31, 2017, Scream Factory™ is proud to present Dawn Of The Dead Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray andGeorge A. Romero’s Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition2-Disc Blu-ray. These two definitive collector’s editions boast new 2K transfer,
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Wamg Interview: Charles Bronson Scholar Paul Talbot – Author of Bronson’S Loose Again!

Bronson’s Loose Again!: On the Set with Charles Bronson is author Paul Talbot’s all-new companion volume to his acclaimed Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films. His new book reveals more information on the Death Wish series and also details the complex histories behind eighteen other Charles Bronson movies. Documented herein are fascinating tales behind some of the finest Bronson films of the mid-1970s (including Hard Times and From Noon Till Three); his big-budget independent epics Love And Bullets and Cabo Blanco; his lesser-known, underrated dramas Borderline and Act Of Vengeance; his notorious sleaze/action Cannon Films classics of the 80s (including 10 To Midnight, Murphy’S Law and Kinjite: Forbidden Sunjects); the numerous unmade projects he was attached to; and his TV movies of the 90s (including The Sea Wolf). Exhaustively researched, the book features over three dozen exclusive, candid interviews including
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Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.

Two 1980's science fiction efforts from the 'eighties: Millennium is an expensive book adaptation with Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd navigating a time travel story about body snatchers from the future. R.O.T.O.R is direct to video and strictly from hunger. Oh, the agony… However, both films surely have lessons to teach the budding filmmaker who thinks moviemaking is easy. Millennium and R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray Color Scream Factory Street Date February 23, 2016 / 26.99

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Scream Factory plumbs the depths of the MGM library, which includes not only the holdings of United Artists, Orion and the old American-International Pictures, but also an alphabet soup of smaller outfits that were bought up in the 1990s. The independent productions seen on this Scream Factory Blu-ray double bill give us two kinds of science fiction properties. One is an expensive Canadian production with a big star, and the other is a
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Horror Channel announces Haunted Halloween Season

The Horror Channel has announced its special Haunted Halloween Season, presenting a selection of movies which will take possession of the nation’s TVs every night for two weeks in October – from Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st, at 9pm.

Sat 17 Oct @ 9pm – An American Haunting (2005) *Network Premiere

The wind whispers ominous warnings of death before a malevolent entity arrives to claim the life of a young girl as director/writer Courtney Solomon brings author Brent Monahan’s chilling, fact-based story of supernatural murder to the screen in this tale of terror starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek & James D’Arcy.

Sun 18 Oct @ 9pm – Dark Summer (2015) *UK TV Premiere

From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes a suspense thriller focusing on a 17-year-old boy, Daniel, on house arrest for stalking, Mona, a female classmate online. He thinks he has piggybacked his neighbours’ wireless signal but then things start to
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: South African Drama Among Rare AIDS-Themed Films Shortlisted for an Academy Award

'Yesterday' movie: Leleti Khumalo and Lihle Mvelase. 'Yesterday' movie review: Fantastic central performance in South African AIDS drama To date, nowhere has the AIDS pandemic been felt more strongly than in Sub-Saharan Africa, home to approximately 10 percent of the world's population and two-thirds of the planet's 30-35 million AIDS cases. In the past thirty years, it is estimated that more than 20 million Sub-Saharan Africans have died from complications of the disease.* Even today, drug cocktails that are relatively accessible in other parts of the globe are still beyond the means of the vast majority of Africans. Writer-director Darrell Roodt's South African drama Yesterday is set in this catastrophic scenario. The film depicts the effects of AIDS in the life of a young Zulu woman who contracts HIV from her husband. Although Roodt's narrative maintains its focus on the plight of one particular individual, the (for non-Zulus) quirkily named Yesterday represents millions of other women,
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Review: The Dark Half (Blu-ray)

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George Romero’s second collaboration with Orion Pictures was curious to say the least, considering how things turned out with their previous effort Monkey Shines. Perhaps Romero was still feeling the urge to scratch that obsessive itch to tackle the themes of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that inspired him with Monkey Shines and the opportunity to film in his hometown of Pittsburgh might have been an enticing perk. Ironically this time his troubles with Orion were caused by their drastic financial situation and The Dark Half was forced to sit on the shelf for two years before getting buried at the box office.

Romero’s adaptation of Steven King’s novel wasn’t a return to form, but there was definitely a creative spark that was lacking in his previous movie. The Dark Half was arguably his friend’s most personal work and it tackles themes that Romero could certainly identify with,
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November 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Dark Half, The Twilight Zone, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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This Tuesday, genre fans have a Lot to look forward to, as we have a trifecta of horror classics coming from Scream Factory, as well as the new 4K restoration of the 1920 German classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from Kino Lorber.

As if that’s not enough, Image Entertainment is releasing the Limited Edition Fifth Dimension box set for The Twilight Zone this week, the cult classics Moontrap, Christmas Evil and Trancers are all making their HD debuts and we’ve got a few indie films being released on November 18th too, including Automata, Housebound and Ragnarok.

Spotlight Titles:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari- 4K Restored (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world.
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Bluray Review: Scream Factory’s Monkey Shines/The Dark Half!!

Scream Factory gives fans the George A. Romero treatment with their release of both 1988’s Monkey Shines and 1993’s The Dark Half, allowing fans Not familiar with Romero’s non-zombie work to experience two films that though underrated, are both equally as entertaining as hell and given the Scream Factory special features touch we’ve all come to enjoy.

Monkey Shines

Romero’s 1988’s film adaption of the Michael Stewart novel of the same name looks just as good as ever with Scream Factory’s new release, and gives viewers quite the insight into the film, with some pretty impressive (and New) special feature interviews, as well as deleted scenes and a handful of vintage material as well.

The Film:

Romero tried something new with Monkey Shines, adapting someone else’s work for the first time. Always known for writing his own films, he took Michael Stewart’s 1983 novel, and
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'The Dark Half' Blu-ray Review

Back in 2007 I posted my list of the top ten Stephen King adaptations. It's always funny to revisit such lists because there will always be one or two placements that have me scratching my head. In this case it would be the placement of 1408 (still a good adaptation mind you) over both The Shining and The Green Mile. However, the placing of George A. Romero's The Dark Half at #3 would still remain, an opinion again solidified after revisiting the 1993 Jekyll and Hyde thriller on Shout Factory's new Blu-ray release. It's always been easier for filmmakers to adapt King's less fantastical stories to the big screen, films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Misery and even The Green Mile, which is definitely fantastical, but not to the extent of so many other King stories. However, when it comes to the weirder stories, it's not just the narratives that have that particular
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New Good Wife Season 6,Episode 3 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 3 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Dear God," and it turns out we'll still see Cary sitting in jail, waiting for someone to set him free, and more. In the new, 3rd episode press release: Cary's freedom is going to lie in the hands of his pretrial service officer. Press release number 2: Cary’s freedom will lie in the hands of his pretrial service officer, Joy Grubick, as she interviews his colleagues to determine whether or not he should remain behind bars. Meanwhile, Alicia and Dean are going to find themselves in unfamiliar territory when a client’s case ends up in Christian Arbitration. Linda Lavin guest stars as pretrial service officer Joy Grubick. Robert Sean Leonard guest stars as Del Paul, an arbitrator. Taye Diggs returns as Dean Levine-Wilkins, an equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner.
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The Dark Half and Monkey Shines Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

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Though he’s best known for his legions of the living dead, George A. Romero has captured other deadly forces with his camera, including a psychotic pseudonym come to life in The Dark Half (based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name) and a murderous primate in Monkey Shines. Scream Factory is bringing both films to Blu-ray with bonus features, including new audio commentaries by Romero.

Press Release - “This fall, Scream Factory will release The Dark Half and Monkey Shines, two horror favorites from acclaimed director George A. Romero. Making their Blu-ray debuts on November 18th, 2014, each release also boasts brand new bonus features including all new audio commentaries with George A. Romero, new retrospective featurettes with cast and crew, behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes and much more! In addition, fans who order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will have their order shipped three weeks early!
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Scream Factory Gives Fans The Romero/King Treatment With Upcoming Monkey Shines/The Dark Half Blurays; Full Specs!

Making good one their Comic-Con announcement back in July, the gang at Scream Factory have announced the full specs for the upcoming Bluray releases of two of George A. Romero’s non-zombie films (and two Stephen King adaptions), 1988’s Monkey Shines and Romero’s 1993’s The Dark Half. Both releases boast new retrospectives, as well as various other goodies (including new commentaries by the man himself, George A. Romero), and hit shelves on November 18th. As an added bonus, people who order their copies directly from Scream Factory will receive their copies a full three weeks early!

I happen to love both films, so the release of brand new Blurays featuring new content is right up my alley. I’ll be picking them up, will you fright fanatics?

The Dark Half

“Based on the best-selling book by Stephen King, The Dark Half tells the story of horror writer Thad Beaumont
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‘CSI: NY – Complete Season 9: The Final Season’ DVD Review

They say that all good things must come to an end, when CSI: New York came to an end it may have been a good series, but felt somewhat like the lonely third sibling compared to Las Vegas and Miami. This isn’t to say that CSI: NY was a bad show, but with the release of CSI: NY – Complete Season 9: The Final Season there was a feeling that it had run its course, though seeing it end was still a sad thing.

Season nine of CSI: NY begins looking at Mac’s recent brush with death and the effects that it has had on his life. Leaving him with memory problems he has to deal with this disability while still having to run the crime lab the best he can. With his love interest Christine (Megan Dodds) a huge support to him, her kidnapping also gives the chance
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Win CSI NY season 9 on DVD

To mark the release of CSI NY season 9 on 12th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

The elite team of CSI specialists reprise their roles as; Gary Sinise is back as Detective Mac Taylor and more determined than ever; Sela Ward is Mac’s assistant and confidante Jo Danville; Carmine Giovinazzo and Anna Belknap are husband and wife team Danny and Lindsay Messer; Hill Harper returns as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes; Eddie Cahill is hardcore homicide Det. Don Flack; Robert Joy is chief medical examiner Dr Sid Hammerback; and A. J. Buckley is back as Adam Ross.

The stage is set for the final season and after his recent brush with death, Mac (Sinise) returns to crime solving and is wasting no time turning up the heat on New York’s bad guys. The season starts with the team investigating the link between the death of
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New Mentalist Season 6,Episode 21 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Mentalist" episode 21 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Black Hearts," and it sounds like things will get quite intriguing as Patric moves in on the leader of a kidnapping ring scandal, and more. In the new, 21st episode 21 press release: Jane will close in on the mastermind behind a kidnapping ring. Lisbon is going to have to decide if she will leave Austin with Pike. Press release number 2: With time running out to save the victims of a kidnapping ring before they are transported overseas, Jane and Lisbon are going to zero in on the criminal enterprise’s mastermind. Meanwhile, Lisbon is going to decide if she will move to D.C. with Agent Pike. Guest stars will feature: Nandy Martin (Amy Welker), David L. King (FBI Head Don Anderson), Titus Welliver (Michael Ridley), John Hensley (Anthony
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Amityville 3-D: The Demon (1983)

Reviewed by Chris Wright, MoreHorror.com

Amityville 3-D: The Demon (1983)

Directed By Richard Fleischer

Written By: William Wales

Starring: Tony Roberts (John Baxter), Tess Harper (Nancy Baxter), Robert Joy (Elliot West), Candy Clark (Melanie), John Beal (Harold Caswell), Leora Dana (Emma Caswell), John Harkins (Clifford Sanders), Lori Loughlin (Susan Baxter), Meg Ryan (Lisa), Neill Barry (Jeff)

Amityville 3-D: The Demon has conjured up a mass amount of hate in the years as a massive down step from its two predecessors. I have seen this movie more than once and I cannot figure out why it is frowned upon the way it has from horror fans. Could it the main idea was already burned out? Sure, a concept like this can get old fast but this movie didn’t in any way try to be a cheesy sequel despite being billed in the “3-D boom” in the early 1980s.
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CSI: NY

Network: CBS

Episodes: 197 (hour)

Seasons: Nine

TV show dates: September 22, 2004 -- February 22, 2013

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill, Anna Belknap, Robert Joy, A. J. Buckley, Vanessa Ferlito, and Emmanuelle Vaugier.

TV show description:

A group of NYPD forensics scientists investigate mysterious deaths and other serious crimes.

The CSI team is led by Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) who previously served as a U.S. Marine. Mac is plagued by insomnia and is haunted by the loss of his wife in the 9/11 attacks.

Other past and present team members include former child prodigy Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) and detectives like strong-willed Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), Brooklyn native Aiden Burn (Vanessa Ferlito), troubled Danny
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