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'They walk. They talk. They kill.' Director Stuart Gordon talks 'Dolls'

11 November 2014 4:34 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Stuart Gordon shot his first film, 1985's much beloved gorefest Re-Animator, in Los Angeles but then decamped to Italy to shoot Dolls, his second movie and second terror tale. While there, Gordon was also taken down a peg, or 12, by a local craftsman. "They didn’t shoot sound in Italy, they weren't used to that," says Gordon, whose other directing credits include From Beyond, Castle Freak, and 2005's William H. Macy-starring Edmond. "I remember there was one day when I was shooting something and there was a carpenter hammering in the background, working on another one of our sets—hammering and sawing. »

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November 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dolls, Batman: The Complete TV Series

10 November 2014 5:10 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the second week of November, genre fans have plenty of titles to choose from, as the horror and sci-fi related home releases aren’t slowing down at all this week. Not only does the highly anticipated Batman HD box set finally come home on Tuesday, but several cult classics, including Dolls and both Demons films, are also getting their due on Blu-ray too.

For those of you Trubies out there, the final season of True Blood is coming out, as well as a nifty box set of the entire HBO series and even Gamera is getting his own box set to boot. And for those of you out there who fancy yourselves fans of cult cannibal flicks, Intervision is releasing two obscure titles this week that might be of interest- Mondo Cannibal and In the Land of the Cannibals.

Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition Set (Warner Home Video, »

- Heather Wixson

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Release Details for Dolls Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

11 September 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dolls is the latest cult horror title to receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray treatment from Scream Factory and they’ve provided us with the final list of bonus features for the November 11th release:

“Do you like handmade puppets, toy soldiers, ballerinas and dolls? Charming elderly toymaker Gabriel Hartwicke and his wife Hilary have the perfect play toys just for you! From celebrated cult filmmaker Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), executive producer Charles Band, producer Brian Yuzna (Society) and screenwriter Ed Naha (Troll) comes a campy, horror cult classic that combines the pint-sized playmates of childhood with bone-chilling fun. The 1987 horror film Dolls is a bloody good terror trap that delivers its frights, fun and fantastic effects in equal measure. The film stars Stephen Lee (The Pit and the Pendulum), Guy Rolfe (Puppet Master III, Mr. Sardonicus), Hilary Mason (Don’t Look Now), Ian Patrick Williams (Re-Animator), Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (From Beyond »

- Jonathan James

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Scream Factory Invites You to Play with Dolls on Blu-ray

11 September 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

At the San Diego Comic-Con back in July, Scream Factory announced that Stuart Gordon's Dolls would soon be getting the Collector's Edition Blu-ray treatment, and today full details have revealed all the stuffing that'll be found inside the release. Read on!

From the Press Release

Do you like handmade puppets, toy soldiers, ballerinas, and dolls? Charming elderly toymaker Gabriel Hartwicke and his wife, Hilary, have the perfect play toys just for you!

From celebrated cult filmmaker Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), executive producer Charles Band, producer Brian Yuzna (Society), and screenwriter Ed Naha (Troll), comes a campy, horror cult classic that combines the pint-sized playmates of childhood with bone-chilling fun. The 1987 horror film Dolls is a bloody good terror trap that delivers its frights, fun, and fantastic effects in equal measure. The film stars Stephen Lee (The Pit and the Pendulum), Guy Rolfe (Puppet Master III, Mr. Sardonicus), Hilary Mason (Don »

- John Squires

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Stephen Lee, Actor on Seinfeld and Nash Bridges, Dies at 58

28 August 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stephen Lee, the character actor who hilariously played an overly loquacious cabinet installer on Seinfeld - among dozens of other roles on TV and in the movies - has died at 58. Lee passed away after suffering a heart attack in his Los Angeles apartment on Aug. 14, his actress friend Lisa Pescia told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. The Englewood, New Jersey, native began his acting career in the early 1980s on dramas like Hart to Hart, Hill Street Blues, Remington Steele and Scarecrow and Mrs. King. He had a recurring role as Tony B. on Nash Bridges and also appeared on shows including Quantum Leap, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Stephen Lee, Actor on Seinfeld and Nash Bridges, Dies at 58

28 August 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stephen Lee, the character actor who hilariously played an overly loquacious cabinet installer on Seinfeld - among dozens of other roles on TV and in the movies - has died at 58. Lee passed away after suffering a heart attack in his Los Angeles apartment on Aug. 14, his actress friend Lisa Pescia told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. The Englewood, New Jersey, native began his acting career in the early 1980s on dramas like Hart to Hart, Hill Street Blues, Remington Steele and Scarecrow and Mrs. King. He had a recurring role as Tony B. on Nash Bridges and also appeared on shows including Quantum Leap, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Stephen Lee, Character Actor in ‘Burlesque,’ ‘The Negotiator,’ Dies at 58

27 August 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Lee, a talented character actor who spent more than three decades in the business, died of a heart attack on August 14. He was 58.

Some of his more notable credits include the films “Burlesque” (2010), with Cher and Christina Aguilera; “The Negotiator” (1998), with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey; and, much earlier, 1983’s “WarGames” with Matthew Broderick.

Lee also did a great deal of TV work, with credits dating back to “Hart to Hart” in 1981 and “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Who’s the Boss?” in 1984.

The actor’s more recent TV credits include “NCIS,” “Numbers,” “Bones” and “Ghost Whisperer,” and he worked last in 2010.

On the way he appeared on such TV shows as “thirtysomething,” soap “Santa Barbara,” “Family Ties,” “Night Court,” “Roseanne,” “Quantum Leap,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Babylon 5,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Seinfeld.”

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- Carmel Dagan

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Stephen Lee, Character Actor in ‘Burlesque,’ ‘The Negotiator,’ Dies at 58

27 August 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Lee, a talented character actor who spent more than three decades in the business, died of a heart attack on August 14. He was 58.

Some of his more notable credits include the films “Burlesque” (2010), with Cher and Christina Aguilera; “The Negotiator” (1998), with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey; and, much earlier, 1983’s “WarGames” with Matthew Broderick.

Lee also did a great deal of TV work, with credits dating back to “Hart to Hart” in 1981 and “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Who’s the Boss?” in 1984.

The actor’s more recent TV credits include “NCIS,” “Numbers,” “Bones” and “Ghost Whisperer,” and he worked last in 2010.

On the way he appeared on such TV shows as “thirtysomething,” soap “Santa Barbara,” “Family Ties,” “Night Court,” “Roseanne,” “Quantum Leap,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Babylon 5,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Seinfeld.”

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- Carmel Dagan

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Character Actor Stephen Lee Dies at 58

27 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stephen Lee, a busy character actor for nearly four decades, died Aug. 14 in his Los Angeles apartment from a heart attack, according to his friend, actress Lisa Pescia. He was 58. Lee played an inquisitive contractor who’s installing new kitchen cabinets in Jerry’s apartment in a 1997 episode of NBC’s Seinfeld and appeared as Tony B., a mobster and police informant, on several installments of CBS’ Nash Bridges. He portrayed Tom Arnold in a 1994 NBC telefilm, Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes. And in the 1987 Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba, he played the Big Bopper. A native

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- Mike Barnes

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‘Dolls’ Blu-ray Review

19 April 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason, Bunty Bailey, Cassie Stuart, Stephen Lee | Written by Ed Naha | Directed by Stuart Gordon

The second collaboration between Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna and Charles Band, Dolls was originally lensed as a “stop-gap” feature between Gordon’s debut feature Re-Animator and its follow-up, From Beyond – a filler piece if you will, to be shot at Charles Band’s newly purchased Italian soundstage (bought from Dino De Laurentiis no less) – from a script by Ed Naha, who had already penned one monster movie, the infamous Troll, for Band’s Empire Pictures shingle. Little did anyone know that the low-budget, quickly shot film would still, to this day, be regarded as one of the highlights of Empire Pictures horror output in the 80s…

And did I mention it just happens to still be one of my all-time favourite 80s horrors? »

- Phil Wheat

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