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March 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Robocop Sequels, Teen Witch, Wolf Creek Season 1

March 21st is a big day for cult film fans, not to mention all you RoboCop enthusiasts out there, as Tuesday has a variety of horror and sci-fi offerings that you’ll undoubtedly want to add to your home entertainment collections. Scream Factory is releasing a pair of amazing Collector's Edition Blu-rays for RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, and Kino Lorber is keeping busy with a trio of HD releases, too: Chamber of Horrors, Invisible Ghost, and A Game of Death.

Other notable titles making their way home on March 21st include Wolf Creek: Season One, Eloise, John WatersMultiple Maniacs, and Frankenstein Created Bikers.

Chamber of Horrors (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

Newly Mastered in HD! Chamber of Horrors was based on the classic novel, The Door with Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace (King Kong, The Terror) - it was the second Wallace adaptation brought to the States by Monogram Pictures.
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Contest: Win Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 Collector’s Editions on Blu-ray

Scream Factory is laying down the law on March 21st with their release of RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 on respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays, and to celebrate, we've been provided with three copies of each Collector's Edition 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 RoboCop 2

(1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of RoboCop 3

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

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “RoboCop Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 24th. This contest is only open to those
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Clips & Trailers from Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

Scream Factory is spotlighting the further adventures of Alex Murphy with their Collector's Edition Blu-rays of RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, and ahead of their respective releases on March 21st, we have a look at high-def clips and trailers for the sequels.

RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 Collector's Edition Blu-rays: "Back online. Back on duty. Scream Factory™ proudly presents the ultimate presentations of the action-packed second and third entries in the RoboCop series on March 21, 2017. Part of the worldwide known franchise, RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 now come to Blu-ray in Scream Factory Collector’s Editions, complete with a new 2K scan of Robocop 2, hours of new bonus content featuring commentaries and interviews with cast and crew, and limited-edition collectible slipcover packaging with newly commissioned artwork.

Robocop 2

Robocop returns to fight his toughest opponent yet: his replacement!

RoboCop 2 pits two unstoppable cyborgs against each other in a battle to the death! When Detroit's descent into chaos
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RoboCop 2

It’s ugly, it’s violent, it’s graphic novelist Frank Miller’s nasty vision through and through. Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition brings out the amazing backstory of the production of this stop-motion- intensive first sequel to RoboCop. Druglord Caine is a menace, but we’re just as appalled by the film’s vivid depiction of a greater terror: Predatory Privatization.

RoboCop 2

Blu-ray

Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

1990 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 117 min. / Collector’s Edition / Street Date March 21, 2011 / 34.93

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Robert DoQui, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon, Belinda Bauer, Felton Perry.

Cinematography: Mark Irwin

Production Design: Peter Jamison

Original Music: Leonard Rosenman

Special Effects: Phil Tippett, Rob Bottin, Peter Kuran, Rocco Gioffre.

Written by Frank Miller, Walon Green from characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner

Produced by Jon Davison

Directed by Irvin Kershner

I wish I could say that 1990’s RoboCop 2 has been
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Special Features Revealed for Scream Factory’s Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

  • DailyDead
Scream Factory is spotlighting the further adventures of Alex Murphy with their Collector’s Edition Blu-rays of RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, and ahead of their respective releases this March, we have a look at their lists of special features that are filled with new audio commentaries, including one with RoboCop 3 director Fred Dekker.

Press Release: Back online. Back on duty. Scream Factory™ proudly presents the ultimate presentations of the action-packed second and third entries in the RoboCop series on March 21, 2017. Part of the worldwide known franchise, RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 now come to Blu-ray in Scream Factory Collector’s Editions, complete with a new 2K scan of Robocop 2, hours of new bonus content featuring commentaries and interviews with cast and crew, and limited-edition collectible slipcover packaging with newly commissioned artwork.

Robocop 2

Robocop returns to fight his toughest opponent yet: his replacement!

RoboCop 2 pits two unstoppable cyborgs against each other in a battle to the death!
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Dreamscape

One of the better-remembered ’80s sci-fi horror thrillers is back in an improved Blu-ray, with a pile of extras. Dennis Quaid gets to act with Max von Sydow Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert and Kate Capshaw, as they deal with a Cronenberg-like device that can invade human dreams.

Dreamscape

Blu-ray

Scream Factory (Shout! Factory)

1984 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date December 13, 2016 / 29.93

Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt.

Cinematography Brian Tufano

Film Editor Richard Halsey

Original Music Maurice Jarre

Written by David Loughery, Chuck Russell, Joseph Ruben

Produced by Bruce John Curtis

Directed by Joseph Ruben

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I have a previous Blu-ray of 1984’s Dreamscape but this edition is a big improvement, both in the transfer and its extras. Dreamscape is a commercially successful thriller that places a superior star cast in a science fantasy with plenty of potential.
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John Carpenter’s The Thing

Look out: John Carpenter's chilly tale of shape-shifting chaos at the South Pole creeps back with a new transfer and two fully stocked discs of extras old and new, including the bowdlerized Network cut, just for laughs. The picture still works like gangbusters -- the best monsters are still the gooey, rubbery pre-cgi kind. John Carpenter's The Thing Collector's Edition Blu-ray Scream Factory 1982 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 109 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 34.93 Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis. Cinematography Dean Cundey Production Design John J. Lloyd Special Makeup Effects Rob Bottin Film Editor Todd Ramsay Original Music Ennio Morricone Written by Bill Lancaster from the short story "Who Goes There?"by John W. Campbell Jr. Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman Directed by John Carpenter

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

It's been eight years since
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Blu-ray Review – The Thing Collector’s Edition

The Thing Collector’s Edition

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites.

Synopsis:

The Thing arrives on Blu-ray again in a comprehensive two-disc set from Shout! Factory. All the previously released bonus features are included, along with about two-and-a-half hours of new interviews and two new commentary tracks. This Collector’s Edition also offers a new 2K scan of the film print. Highly recommended.

Did you notice that The Thing movie poster on the basement wall in Stranger Things? (Of course you did.) Interesting that the creators of that series chose that bit of 80s ephemera, rather than a poster for E.T. or Poltergeist, two films that crushed Carpenter’s now-classic movie at the box office in 1982.

Sure, that Thing poster was a gun on the mantelpiece alluding
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October 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Thing, Ghostbusters (2016), Carrie (1976)

  • DailyDead
On October 11th, horror and sci-fi fans have many reasons to rejoice, as we have two stellar Collector’s Edition releases from Scream Factory coming our way this week, The Thing and Carrie. Arrow Video is also keeping busy this Tuesday with two Special Edition releases of their own—The Hills Have Eyes and Dark Water (2002)—and the most recent Ghostbusters comes home this week on Blu-ray and DVD as well.

Other notable releases for October 11th include Hannibal: The Complete Series, 2 Jennifer, Astro-Zombies, Killer Ink, a holiday art version of Krampus, the entire run of Kolchak: The Night Stalker on DVD, A Werewolf in the Amazon collection, and an assortment of Blu-ray and DVD re-releases of The Twilight Zone.

Carrie: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this "absolutely spellbinding horror movie", (Roger Ebert) has become a pervasive, pop-culture touchstone
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Contest: Win The Thing Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

  • DailyDead
John Carpenter's classic horror film The Thing receives the Collector's Edition treatment from Scream Factory on Tuesday, October 11th, 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) Blu-ray copy of The Thing Collector's Edition.

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

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 14th. 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: In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed The Thing--a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide.
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The Thing Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

  • DailyDead
Coming out on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 11th, Scream Factory's high-def release of John Carpenter's The Thing is teased in two clips and a trailer.

From the Press Release: In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed The Thing--a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. On [October 11th] the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.

Directed by Carpenter, The Thing stars Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) and features special visual effects by Albert Whitlock (Dune) and special makeup effects by Rob Bottin (The Howling, Fight Club). This definitive set includes a collectible
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Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Clip from Scream Factory’s The Thing Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

  • DailyDead
Almost as scary as the alien parasite in John Carpenter's The Thing is the barren, brutally cold landscape surrounding the isolated characters. With The Thing being released on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory on October 11th, we've been provided with an exclusive behind-the-scenes Blu-ray clip in which actors Joel Polis, Peter Maloney, and Thomas G. Waites discuss filming in the arctic conditions.

From the Press Release: In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed The Thing--a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. On [October 11th] the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.

Directed by Carpenter, The Thing stars Kurt Russell (Escape from New York,
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Scream Factory’s upcoming Collector’s Edition of The Thing boasts Insane Amount of Special Features; Exclusive Extra Slipcover and More Available For Online Pre-Orders!

Jesus Christ. That’s all that came to mind when I read the announcement that the gang at Scream Factory were prepping a September 20th Collector’s Edition Bluray release of John Carpenter’s horror classic The Thing. Never known to skimp on supplemental material as well as some excellent HD transfers, fans were left with their collective mouths wide open when Sf gave us all the good today, revealing the release’s special features. Be prepared for your day to get a lot better after reading what’s coming your way (and be sure to pre-order it directly from Scream Factory for even more goodies!)

Special Features:

• New 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey

• New 4.1 created from the original 70Mm Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack

• New Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey

• New The Men of Outpost 31 – interviews with Keith David,
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John Carpenter’s The Thing Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

Scream Factory has revealed the special features list and cover art for their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of John Carpenter’s The Thing, due out on September 20th with a new 2K scan of the film’s inter-positive, a new audio commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey, and much more:

Press Release: In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed The Thing–a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. On September 20, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.

Directed by Carpenter, The Thing stars Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) and features special visual effects
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RoboCop 2: the hidden gag aimed at its makers

RoboCop's extensive list of prime directives in his first sequel has one aimed squarely at Orion Pictures...

If you're opening this piece expecting a prolonged defence of RoboCop 2, you're not going to get it (although there's a link down at the bottom where we have a go). We've tried lots of times to really like the film, but it just doesn't hang together, nor does it come anywhere near close to matching the original.

At the time it was being made, Orion Pictures, which was backing the film, was in deep trouble. So much trouble in fact that RoboCop 2 was the film that needed to be a big, big hit to save the studio. It wasn't, and within a couple of years, Orion was no more. Whilst it would put RoboCop 3 into production, it wouldn't be around to release it.

The first RoboCop was relatively off radar, and wasn't
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After All These Years ... Mike Marvin Talks The Wraith

A dynamic if occasionally confusing confectionary of Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, John Hughes and George Miller, The Wraith remains one of the definitive guilty pleasures of 80’s sci-fi horror and a perennial favorite for those nostalgia nights in the company of a few select friends, a six-pack of beers and a bag of chips. In spite of its dated synth/soft rock score, awkward dialogue, bewildering concepts and – for the most part – unsympathetic teenage ciphers, it does retain a sleek brio and self-confidence that continue to hold the attention.

The literal borrowings from High Plains Drifter, Shane, The Road Warrior and The Thing are often distracting, but if its influences are plain to see, less visible to the casual viewer are the pain and tragedy involved in its troubled production. With the recent special edition DVD release of The Wraith (review here) from Lionsgate and the 25th anniversary of the film fast approaching,
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Back Catalogue #3: Blue Underground

  • Fangoria
Horror movies really are like monsters. Just when you think they’re dead they reappear out of nowhere despite the passage of time and the vagaries of the marketplace and critics pens. Great ones have the power to lift you up out of the ordinary world and leave you shaking in disgust, fear, or overwhelmed by dread or a sense of displacement. That’s the reason I creep through the vaults of any studio that will let me in. I hadn’t seen any of these Blue Underground titles before and when they told me that five out of six of the titles I had asked to write about were available I was excited to have the chance to check them out.

First up was Anguish by acclaimed art house director Bigas Luna. Besides the Luna pedigree this film also boasted the talents of a young but still instantly recognizable
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