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1941: A Great Comedy For Slim Pickens Day

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Turner Classic Movies will devote an entire day of their “Summer Under the Stars” series to the late, great Louis Burton Lindley Jr. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, well, then just picture the fella riding the bomb like a buckin’ bronco at the end of Dr. Strangelove…, or the racist taskmaster heading up the railroad gang in Blazing Saddles, or the doomed Sheriff Baker, who gets one of the loveliest, most heartbreaking sendoffs in movie history in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Lindley joined the rodeo circuit when he was 13 and soon picked up the name that would follow him throughout the length of his professional career, in rodeo and in movies & TV. One of the rodeo vets got a look at the lank newcomer and told him, “Slim pickin’s. That’s all you’re gonna get in this rodeo.
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June 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Madhouse (1981), Inquisition, Alienator

  • DailyDead
We have another busy week of home entertainment releases on the horizon, as there are over two dozen titles making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. For those of you cult film enthusiasts, you have a lot of options when it comes to adding items to your collections, as Alienator is being resurrected by Scream Factory, Arrow Video is unleashing a special edition set for Madhouse, and Mondo Macabre has given Paul Naschy’s Inquisition an HD overhaul as well.

As if that wasn’t enough, we also have new releases for The Hound of Baskervilles, Medusa, and Nicholas Ray’s classic noir They Live By Night to look forward to as well. For you TV lovers out there, the box sets for the final season of both The Vampire Diaries and Grimm are being released Tuesday, and for those who are on the hunt for some new action cinema,
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Contest: Win Alienator on Blu-ray

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She has one mission, one purpose, and no qualms about killing anyone who gets in her way. The 1990 sci-fi action film Alienator comes out on Blu-ray on June 13th from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with one Blu-ray copy to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Alienator.

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 “Alienator Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 19th. This contest is only open to those who
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Android Hunter Strikes in Alienator Blu-ray Clip

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We have a high-def clip from Fred Olen Ray's Alienator to share with Daily Dead readers ahead of the film's Blu-ray release on June 13th from Scream Factory!

Alienator Blu-ray: "In deep space, the deadliest animal is still woman!

It's a futuristic fight to the finish when the Commander of a space station prison (Jan Michael-Vincent, The Mechanic, White Line Fever) takes on galactic archvillain Kol (Ross Hagen, Avenging Angel). When Kol escapes, on the verge of his execution, the Commander has no choice but to unleash the Alienator – a ruthless android hunter with one unstoppable purpose: terminate Kol at any cost!

Kol's shuttle crash-lands on Earth and the Alienator is hot on his trail. She is determined to capture her prey – even if it means blowing away everything and everyone in her path.

This sci-fi action film co-stars John Phillip Law (Barbarella), P.J. Soles (Carrie, Halloween, Rock 'n' Roll High School
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Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Keith Richards and More Pay Tribute to Merle Haggard

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Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Keith Richards and More Pay Tribute to Merle Haggard
Since Merle Haggard’s death a year ago, his widow, Theresa, says the pain of the loss has been so difficult that she hasn’t been able to turn on a radio for fear of hearing his songs. “It’s been hard,” she says, “to even look at pictures because it’s been too emotional.”

All that changed on Thursday night, as she stood on stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena – behind her, a billboard-size portrait of her husband, in front of her, a sea of fans eager for a reminder that Hag lives on in his music.

For the next three hours,
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Wamg Recommends the New Book Jan-michael Vincent, Edge Of Greatness

He starred opposite Charles Bronson in The Mechanic in 1972 (see where that falls on my list of best Bronson movies Here) and he played the title role in Disney’s The World’S Greatest Athlete the next year. Jan-Michael Vincent went on to star in a string of modest hits in the ‘70s – Baby Blue Marine, Buster And Billie, Defiance, Vigilante Force and my favorite – White Line Fever. He was in Bite The Bullet with Gene Hackman in 1975 and costarred with Burt Reynolds in Hooper in 1978. Jan-Michael Vincent has been somewhat forgotten over the last couple of decades, but now author David Grove has written a book about the actor; Jan-Michael Vincent Edge of Greatness

With his chiseled features, effortless screen presence, otherworldly vitality, striking blue eyes, Jan-Michael Vincent seemed destined for superstardom. However, the real Jan-Michael Vincent was a reluctant sex symbol plagued by doubt and low self-confidence, a perpetual misfit doomed to alcoholism.
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Franchise hopes for sketch comedy

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Jane Turner, Marg Downey, Glenn Robbins, Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski, Michael Veitch, Shane Jacobson and Stephen Curry are matching wits in a new weekly sketch comedy which the producers see as the beginning of a franchise.

Commissioned by The Comedy Channel, Open Slather also features a dozen rising stars on the comedy circuit: Ben Gerrard, Ben Lomas, Dave Eastgate, Demi Lardner, Emily Taheny, George H. Xanthis, Hannah Bath, Holly Austin, Ilai Swindells, Jay K Cagatay, Laura Hughes and Miles O.Neil.

Filmed in Melbourne with a live studio audience, the show takes aim at popular culture, politics, sport, music and media. Among the likely targets: Tony Abbott, reality shows such as The Voice and the soon-to-conclude Mad Men.

The 20-part series is being produced by McWaters Productions, marking the third collaboration between Kath & Kim.s Rick McKenna and Chris Lilley.s producing partner Laura Waters.

McKenna first got the idea
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That Guy Dick Miller's Not as Great as Dick Miller

That Guy Dick Miller's Not as Great as Dick Miller
A curiosity: The actor Dick Miller, a rumpled salt, has brightened up countless B-movies by showing up for a scene or two to reel off some exposition or maybe get gutted by a robot. Yet his own movie, the one about his years of B-brightening, the one inviting us to get to know the best thing in Piranha and Night of the Creeps and White Line Fever and dozens of Roger Corman's cheapies, is by-design crafted to exclude the most singular element of a Miller appearance: pleased surprise. Miller can't from out-of-nowhere save a picture that's only about Miller from out-of-nowhere saving pictures.

That Guy Dick Miller is a cheery and likable film, one that bops along the surface of its story with lots of interviews, too-quick film clips, and spazzy-quirky-to...
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Super-8 Movie Madness This Tuesday, June 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis

“Super-8 Movie Madness” at the Way Out Club will be held on Tuesday June 4th from 8pm to Midnight. These are Super-8 Sound films condensed from features and will be projected on a large screen. Admission is only Three Dollars !!!!

There’s no theme this month but we’ve got a great line-up of films, most of which was have never shown before. All of these are in the condensed Super-8 Sound format (average length: 15 minutes).

Here’s what we’re showing on June 4th: A Bruce Lee double feature: Enter The Dragon and Bruce Lee as Kato in The Green Hornet, Walt Disney’s Lady And The Tramp, Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan’S Express, Kermit and Miss Piggy in The Muppet Moie, Joan Collins gives birth to Satan’s baby in The Devil Within Her, Boris Karloff in The Bride Of Frankenstein, Jan-Michael Vincent in White Line Fever,
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Our 700th Trailer! The Jonathan Kaplan Playlist.

This week, in celebration of our 700th trailer, we’ve asked Roger Corman, Jonathan Kaplan and Brian Trenchard-Smith to share their thoughts on some of their own movies. First up to bat is Jonathan who lends some unique insight to his 1975 exploitation classic, White Line Fever.

But wait, there’s more! Be sure to check out our YouTube channel and this playlist featuring a selection of Jonathan’s other commentaries along with some of our other gurus chiming in on some of Jonathan’s own films.
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The Ultimate List of Films for Carmageddon!

Stay off the streets and stay in with a movie…that takes to the streets.

Los Angelenos are aflutter with impending chaos. And, if you don’t live in Los Angeles, you probably don’t understand. (I live here and I’m not sure I fully understand.) But this weekend (July 15-17), the City of Los Angeles has gotten it in its mind to shut down the 405 Freeway, one of the central lifelines for the (frankly absurd) amount of traffic that hits Los Angeles on a daily basis. This means that, functionally, no one’s going anywhere this weekend and the entire West side of Los Angeles is going to be choked off by the cold, unrelenting hands of the Los Angeles Dot.

Naturally, this has become a bit of a cultural meme (surely confusing anyone who doesn’t live in Los Angeles) dubbed by internet pun genii as “Carmageddon.
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for May 24, 2011

This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray Releases include a couple of films from the After Dark Horrorfest as well as two of Ron Howard’s earlier films and a Blu-Ray edition of Solaris. Check beyond the break for the full list.

All Descriptions of the following titles are provided by Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. If you plan on buying a flick from this list, please click on the links provided or click on the cover as it helps us pay the bills around here. Also, unlike most sites, we provide the Netflix widget which we think is pretty convenient to add these films to your queue. If you don’t have Netflix, feel free to click on “Free Trial” and try it out!

Death Hunter: Werewolves vs. Vampires

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In a forgotten region of the desert, an unspeakable evil exists. By no choice of his own, John Croix
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Super-8 Movie Madness With Live Music at the Way Out Club Tuesday April 5

Super-8 Movie Madness With Live Music at the Way Out Club will be held on Tuesday April 5th from 8pm to Midnight. These are Super-8 Sound films condensed from features (they average 15 minutes in length) and will be projected on a large screen at the Way Out Club. Three of the films at this month’s show will be silent movies accompanied by Royale on keyboards. Admission is only Four dollars !!!!

Condensed versions of the following films will be screened: Abbott And Costello Meet Dr. Jeckyl And Mr. Hyde, Boris Karloff in The Devil Commands, The Beatles in Yellow Submarine, Silent Running, The Three Stooges in Tassels In The Air, Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon, Peter Cushing in The Beast Must Die, It Came From Beneath The Sea, White Line Fever, Monkeys Is The Cwaziest People, and a Max Fleisher Superman Cartoon.

The talented Royal Robbins will take the
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Not Available on DVD: Great Scout And Cathouse Thursday

Article by Dana Jung

The 1970s was a significant decade in the history of American cinema. The sometimes wild experimentation of the avant garde movement of the 1960s had pretty much disappeared by the mid 70s. The decade gave birth to the adult film industry (Deep Throat), the modern slasher film (the one-two punch of Halloween and Friday The 13th), and the Hollywood blockbuster (Jaws and later Star Wars). The exploitation film subgenre (blaxploitation, sexploitation, etc.) peaked and gave way to teen comedies and horror films. The Western was all but dead. However, in 1976 American International Pictures released a wonderfully offbeat and satisfying Western comedy into this rapidly changing marketplace, The Great Scout And Cathouse Thursday, which regrettably is Not available on DVD.

Sam Longwood (the great Lee Marvin) is the ‘great scout’. of the title, a grizzled and legendary Indian fighter whose time has come and gone. The turn
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Bubbas, Chop-Sockies, Splatters And Sleaze – Oh My!

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Since the earliest days of American cinema there has been a shadowy counterpart to the commercial mainstream: exploitation movies — pictures whose appeal lies in their sensational treatment and leering promotion of often lurid and prurient material. Pre-1960, when mainstream Hollywood worked within severe restrictions on content, exploitation movies offered audiences titillating glimpses of the deliciously taboo, usually under the guise of being some sort of instructional cautionary against the very subject matter being exploited i.e. sex in “hygiene” movies like The Road to Ruin (1934), drugs in anti-drug movies like Tell Your Children (1936, re-released in the 1960s/70s as camp classic Reefer Madness), and gambling in the anti-vice Gambling with Souls (1936).

By the 1950s, as the studios entered their long post-war decline, downscale producers launched a new vein of exploitation moviemaking, churning out low-budget thrillers (mostly sci fi and horror) aimed squarely at the burgeoning youth audience. Again, the movies were cheap,
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" William Lustig Presents" Cult Movie Festival Opens Thursday In New York

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Film producer and Blue Underground DVD company founder William Lustig is back in New York City for his annual sponsorship of a cult movie festival that opens Thursday at the Anthology Film Archives. It's a treasure trove of flicks you never get to see on the big screen anymore because most were dismissed by critics in their day. Among the gems: White Line Fever, 99 44/100 Dead, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Machine Gun McCain, Dark of the Sun and The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover. The festival is so popular that today's Wall Street Journal ran a major article about it. Click here for the film calendar.
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Grindhouse: Special Edition Set for Blu-ray on October 5th

Grindhouse finally coming to Blu-ray in a two-disc set with both feature films We reported a few weeks back that a double-feature film set could be hitting 1080p shelves in the very near future and now that news has been confirmed. High Def Digest is reporting that Vivendi is planning on releasing Grindhouse: Special Edition on Blu-ray on October 5.

No specs or special features details were released, but the site also reports that both Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror will both be released in this two-disc Bd set, which will be priced at $19.97 Srp.

While we wait on more detailed news on this highly-anticipated new set, you can take a look at the special features that were included in both the Death Proof and Planet Terror DVD sets from a few years back.

Death Proof

In Death Proof -- director Quentin Tarantino's take on
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