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October 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, 976-evil, The Hidden (1987), Jackals

2 October 2017 6:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Happy October, gang! With the Halloween season now officially underway, we have an incredible day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to enjoy. Arrow Video has put together three stunning special edition sets for Children of the Corn, Don’t Torture A Duckling, and The Suspicious Death of A Minor, but we also have several other modern cult titles debuting as well, including Popcorn, 976-evil, and The Hidden.

For all you Charles Lee Ray enthusiasts out there, Cult of Chucky and the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection both come home on Tuesday, and Scream Factory is also releasing the recent indie horror thriller Jackals on Blu-ray.

Other notable home entertainment titles bowing on October 3rd include American Horror Story: Roanoke, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare, Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut, iZombie: The Complete Third Season, and Vampyr: Special Edition. »

- Heather Wixson

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Horror Highlights: Popcorn Blu-ray, Brawl In Cell Block 99, The Mummy Behind-the-Scenes Video, #Fromjennifer

23 August 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A horror movie marathon becomes host to all-too-real scares in 1991's Popcorn, coming out on a standard Blu-ray following its special Steelbook release from Synapse Films. We have details on the anticipated home media release in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes the poster for Brawl in Cell Block 99, a behind-the-scenes video from The Mummy (now out on Digital HD), and the trailer and release details for #FromJennifer, co-starring Tony Todd and Derek Mears.

Popcorn Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD: "Press Release: "In the history of Synapse Films few titles have generated as much excitement as Popcorn, director Mark Herrier’s 1991 cult favorite that’s been one of the most in-demand genre films of the Blu-ray era. Unavailable for over a decade, Popcorn now comes to HD in a deliciously butter-topped Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD release that will have fans craving for refills!

What could be scarier than »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Highlights: Exhumed Films’ 35mm Marathon, Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Godzilla Faq, Ghastlies, Mountain Fever

15 August 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Exhumed Films is resurrecting some beloved horror favorites from the 1970s and ’80s and projecting them onto the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, including Friday the 13th Part III, starring my original horror crush and maybe yours, too, Jason Voorhees! And also, we have release details for Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Ghastlies, and Mountain Fever, as well as information on the new book Godzilla Faq.

Exhumed Films' Guilty Pleasures IV Marathon: Press Release: "Exhumed Films Presents: Guilty Pleasures IV--in 3-D!

Exhumed Films is pleased to return to the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers to present the fourth edition of The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, our annual assault of cinematic insanity. For this year’s marathon, we present some of the greatest 3-D films of all time, projected from original 35mm prints using state of the art technology! The 1970’s and 1980’s saw a resurgence of three-dimensional movies, particularly in the realm of genre cinema. »

- Tamika Jones

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Review: ABC Musical Event Is Decidedly Not Worth Your Time

24 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The musical special event craze that has led many broadcast networks to revisit beloved classics continues to push forward, undeterred by pretty disappointing efforts like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Hairspray.” Tonight, we have ABC’s first big attempt to get in the game with “Dirty Dancing,” an epic-length remake of the 1987 romantic dance drama. This time around, it’s a full-on musical about the magical summer that made Baby (Abigail Breslin) into a woman, after she fell in love with bad boy dance teacher Johnny (Colt Prattes).

Read More: ‘Dirty Dancing’: How the New TV Remake Compares to the 1987 Original Film

The cast includes Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal, and Billy Dee Williams, and the original film’s runtime of 100 minutes has been expanded to three hours (with commercials) by adding multiple storylines that seek to give the supporting characters »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Review: ABC Musical Event Is Decidedly Not Worth Your Time

24 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The musical special event craze that has led many broadcast networks to revisit beloved classics continues to push forward, undeterred by pretty disappointing efforts like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Hairspray.” Tonight, we have ABC’s first big attempt to get in the game with “Dirty Dancing,” an epic-length remake of the 1987 romantic dance drama. This time around, it’s a full-on musical about the magical summer that made Baby (Abigail Breslin) into a woman, after she fell in love with bad boy dance teacher Johnny (Colt Prattes).

Read More: ‘Dirty Dancing’: How the New TV Remake Compares to the 1987 Original Film

The cast includes Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal, and Billy Dee Williams, and the original film’s runtime of 100 minutes has been expanded to three hours (with commercials) by adding multiple storylines that seek to give the supporting characters »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Joel Edward Dean, Hollywood Producer and Agent, Dies at 77

23 May 2017 6:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran Hollywood producer and agent Joel Edward Dean died May 13 in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. He was 77.

Dean, a New York native, broke into show business in 1960, when he started in the mailroom as a runner/agent trainee at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. He went on to work at Apa, ICM, and TalentWorks.

His clients included Joan Rivers, David HasselhoffPolly BergenFaye Dunaway, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Randal KleiserLarry Hagman, Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, George Hamilton, Mario Lopez, James Brolin, and Elaine Stritch.

Dean was also involved in producing “The Blue Lagoon,” starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins; “Summer Lovers,” starring Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher; and “Grease,” starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

Dean became vice president of talent at TalentWorks in 2005 and retired in 2013. He is survived by his sister. Funeral arrangements are pending. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Dirty Dancing’: How the New TV Remake Compares to the 1987 Original Film

12 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you grew up obsessed with the tale of Baby and Johnny falling in love in the Catskills, brace yourself: ABC’s upcoming “Dirty Dancing” remake is… well, different.

The original film, released in 1987, blended a classic coming-of-age story with a dance-drenched romance, as good girl Baby (Jennifer Grey) finds herself defying her family after meeting dance instructor Johnny (Patrick Swayze). Set in the ’60s, it’s been an iconic favorite for 30 years, so of course it’s natural to be curious (and maybe even a little skeptical) of ABC’s remake, which premieres May 24.

Read More: ‘Buffy,’ ‘Community,’ ’30 Rock’ and More: TV’s 12 Best Musical Episodes and How Well They Worked in Song and Dance

The new film is three hours long (with commercials) and, rather than let the soundtrack speak for itself, translates “Do You Love Me?” and “Time of My Life” into literal musical numbers performed by the cast, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Dirty Dancing’: How the New TV Remake Compares to the 1987 Original Film

12 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you grew up obsessed with the tale of Baby and Johnny falling in love in the Catskills, brace yourself: ABC’s upcoming “Dirty Dancing” remake is… well, different.

The original film, released in 1987, blended a classic coming-of-age story with a dance-drenched romance, as good girl Baby (Jennifer Grey) finds herself defying her family after meeting dance instructor Johnny (Patrick Swayze). Set in the ’60s, it’s been an iconic favorite for 30 years, so of course it’s natural to be curious (and maybe even a little skeptical) of ABC’s remake, which premieres May 24.

Read More: ‘Buffy,’ ‘Community,’ ’30 Rock’ and More: TV’s 12 Best Musical Episodes and How Well They Worked in Song and Dance

The new film is three hours long (with commercials) and, rather than let the soundtrack speak for itself, translates “Do You Love Me?” and “Time of My Life” into literal musical numbers performed by the cast, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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First promo for ABC’s Dirty Dancing TV remake

24 April 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a month to go until Dirty Dancing premieres on ABC, the first promo has arrived online for the upcoming TV remake of the classic 1987 romantic dance drama; check it out here…

See Also: ABC unveils first look images from the Dirty Dancing remake

Dirty Dancing is set to premiere on ABC on May 24th and features a cast that includes Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, Billy Dee Williams, Shane Harper, Katey Sagal, Tony Roberts, and Casper Smart. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner’: Watch Dirty Dancing the TV Musical’s First Promo — Starring Abigail Breslin!

24 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dirty Dancing fans, mark your calendars!

Come May 24, the three-hour filmed musical event will premiere on ABC — and People has an exclusive sneak peek at the first promo!

The TV remake tells the story from the original 1987 romantic drama, but from a fresh perspective. Abigail Breslin stars as Baby Houseman, who falls in love with bad boy dancer Johnny Castle (newcomer Colt Prattes). The film also costars Debra Messing (Marjorie Houseman), Bruce Greenwood (Dr. Jake Houseman), Nicole Scherzinger (Penny Rivera), Sarah Hyland (Lisa Houseman), Tony Roberts (Max Kellerman), Katey Sagal (Vivian Pressman), Billy Dee Williams (Tito) and J. Quinton Johnson »

- Natalie Stone

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ABC unveils first look images from the Dirty Dancing remake

7 April 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the upcoming classic 1987 romantic dance drama Dirty Dancing set to premiere on ABC next month, a batch of images have arrived online featuring quite a few familiar scenes from the original film. Directed by Wayne Blair, it stars Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes in the lead roles as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle; take a look below…

Dirty Dancing is set to premiere on ABC on May 24th and features a cast that also includes Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, Billy Dee Williams, Shane Harper, Katey Sagal, Tony Roberts, and Casper Smart. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Dirty Dancing Remake First Look at Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes

2 March 2017 11:21 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the current TV season is winding down, ABC is bringing the season to a close in a huge way, debuting a new three-hour musical remake of Dirty Dancing. While it still isn't known when the trailer may arrive, the network has released the poster today, which gives us our first look at the new Frances "Baby" Houseman (Abigail Breslin) and Johnny Castle (Colt Prattes). This ABC Original Movie Event will air Wednesday, May 24 from 8 Pm to 11 Pm Et, which is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated events this season.

Entertainment Weekly debuted this new poster, which comes just a few months after ABC announced the May 24 premiere date. Before the special was announced, some believed that ABC was trying to tap into the success of live musicals like NBC's Hairspray, but when Abigail Breslin came aboard in December 2015, it was revealed that this three-hour movie will be taped prior to broadcast, »

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First poster for the Dirty Dancing remake featuring Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes

2 March 2017 9:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

ABC has released the first poster for its upcoming Dirty Dancing remake featuring Abigail Breslin as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle replicating the iconic pose from the classic 1987 romantic dance drama; take a look below…

Dirty Dancing is set to premiere on ABC on May 24th and features a cast that also includes Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, Billy Dee Williams, Shane Harper, Katey Sagal, Tony Roberts, and Casper Smart. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Review: Woody Allen's "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy" (1982), Twilight Time Blu-ray Edition

23 January 2017 6:37 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“Smiles Of A Chekhovian Night”

By Raymond Benson

Most cinephiles know that Woody Allen is a huge fan of Ingmar Bergman. Allen has paid homage to the Swedish master several times, and his 1982 work, A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, is an example. It draws upon one of Bergman’s very few comedies, Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), which is also the basis of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical and later film, A Little Night Music.

Smiles takes place at the turn of the last century (1800s to 1900s) in a rural village in Sweden, and the story follows the bawdy escapades of several couples. Likewise, Allen’s Midsummer takes place in the same time period, although the story is transplanted to “the country” somewhere in New York state, and concerns an ensemble of six characters—three couples—who also embark on bawdy escapades.

Bergman’s original film, in turn, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Popcorn Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook Blu-ray Coming This March from Synapse Films

17 January 2017 9:09 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Grab something sweet and salty from the concession stand and save yourself the best seat in the house, because this March, Synapse Films will release a limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray of Mark Herrier’s cult horror film Popcorn:

Featuring a 2K scan of the 35mm interpositive, Synapse Films' Popcorn Collector's Edition Steelbook Blu-ray is limited to 3000 items and is slated for a March 7th release. Below, we have a look at the cover art as well as the press release with full details:

Press Release: In the history of Synapse Films few titles have generated as much excitement as Popcorn, director Mark Herrier’s 1991 cult favorite that’s been one of the most in-demand genre films of the Blu-ray era. Unavailable for over a decade, Popcorn finally comes to HD in a deliciously butter-topped Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® Blu-ray that will have fans craving for refills! »

- Derek Anderson

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Review: Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories" (1980); Twilight Time Blu-ray Limited Edition

5 January 2017 6:47 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“Allen’S 9-1/2”

By Raymond Benson

If one facetiously counted the number of films Woody Allen made beginning in 1969 and throughout the 70s, there would be eight that he wrote and directed (seven of which he also starred in), plus a movie that he only wrote and starred in—Play It Again, Sam, for which I’ll count as 1/2, making Stardust Memories number 9-1/2. Appropriately, this film seems to intentionally pay homage to Federico Fellini’s own masterwork, 8-1/2 (1963), which was about a filmmaker who didn’t know what movie he wanted to shoot next. Stardust Memories, released in 1980 after the huge successes of Annie Hall and Manhattan (with critically-acclaimed Interiors in-between), is also about a filmmaker in search of the picture he wants to make.

It wasn’t well-received at the time. I recall leaving the theater in anger. How could Woody be so contemptuous of his audience? It was as if his character, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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