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5 items from 2015


'Poltergeist' (2015) Movie Review

22 May 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

What made Tobe Hooper's -- or Steven Spielberg's, depending on whom you ask -- Poltergeist so iconic was how it blended a mix of humor, heart and character with the same atmosphere and tension. It became the rare mainstream Hollywood thriller with just the right technical and creative talent to shine. In turn, Gil Kenan's 2015 remake is disappointing in how it's basically the opposite: cold, generic and entirely ho-hum. It's by no means the worst horror remake of late, but that it has the skills behind-and-in-front of the camera to exceed and only settles on mediocrity makes this re-imagining almost as degrading. Kenan's take follows the Bowen family, which includes the recently unemployed Eric (Sam Rockwell), his wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and their three children -- older daughter Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), son Griffin (Kyle Catlett) and youngest daughter Madison (Kennedi Clements) -- as they've just moved into a new suburban home. »

- Will Ashton

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14 Things We Learned During the Ash vs Evil Dead Conference Call

23 April 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week, production began on the highly anticipated upcoming Starz series, Ash vs Evil Dead, which has creators Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell reuniting, this time in New Zealand, to bring fans a new iteration of everyone’s favorite chainsaw-wielding anti-hero.

Daily Dead had the opportunity to take part in a very special conference call with the trio about what we can expect from the first 10-episode season (and beyond), how Ash vs Evil Dead will fit into the overall Evil Dead universe, input into some of the new characters we’ll be meeting along the way and much, much more.

Ash vs Evil Dead will definitely be hardline horror but expect some quintessential Evil Dead comedy to show up from time to time: According to Raimi, Ash vs Evil Dead is definitely going to be an intense horror experience but when you’re working with someone like »

- Heather Wixson

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Now On Blu-ray: Duke Mitchell's Massacre Mafia Style And Gone With The Pope From Grindhouse Releasing

10 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Grindhouse Releasing completes a journey of nearly 20 years with the recent Blu-ray releases of Duke Mitchell's Massacre Mafia Style and Gone With the Pope. Co-founders Bob Murawski and Sage Stallone began this saga back in the mid-'90s with the help of Anchor Bay/Blue Underground head honcho Bill Lustig. That's when they were introduced to the insanity of Massacre Mafia Style, courtesy of a rare VHS copy of a forgotten independent mafia film then titled The Executioner. After using their theatrical distribution arm to give new life to Massacre Mafia Style, Grindhouse began a quest to restore the film to the glory it deserves, and the final product is something quite special.  Duke Mitchell's left no real film legacy to speak of until Grindhouse took control...

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Now On Blu-ray: An American Hippie In Israel Is One Far Out Trip

6 March 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Shot in 1971, released in 1972, and almost immediately forgotten, Amos Sefer's An American Hippie in Israel was a cult classic just waiting for a rebirth when the film was found by Grindhouse Releasing co-founder, Bob Murawski. Murawski is best known outside of the cult film world as an Academy Award winning editor (The Hurt Locker), but his apparent passion is cultivating a new crowd for lost classics like this film. Through the creation of Grindhouse Releasing with the late Sage Stallone, Murawski has helped to put films like this, Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, and the unique, indiosyncratic oeuvre of Duke Mitchell (Massacre Mafia Style, Gone with the Pope) back on cinema screens where they belong for nearly 20 years.An American Hippie in Israel is...

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Grindhouse Releasing’s Got Something For Us! Gone With The Pope Gets a Blu-Ray Release Date!

4 February 2015 1:55 PM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Those groovy exploitation dealers at Grindhouse Releasing are finally releasing Duke Mitchell’s Gone With The Pope. I have been waiting to see this film for some time and missed the only theatrical showing in St. Louis because it was shown at a different theater on the same nights I did a Late Nite Grindhouse show 5 years ago. This is awesome news for fans coupled with the release of Duke Mitchell’s later film, Massacre Mafia Style, hitting Blu-Ray later this month.

Trailer From Grindhouse Releasing’s website:

Lost for over 30 years, Gone With The Pope stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and charge “a dollar from every Catholic in the world” as the ransom.

Shot in 1975, Gone With The Pope was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski »

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