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Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features Revealed

27 July 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some intriguing new Blu-ray specs were revealed for the Collector’s Edition of Brian De Palma’s spine-tingling Raising Cain, which debuts on Blu-ray on September 13th. A special director’s cut, interviews with John Lithgow (Dexter, Third Rock from the Sun), Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and the film’s editor, Paul Hirsch, are just a few of the special bonus features included in this edition.

Press Release: When Jenny cheated on her husband, he didn’t just leave… he split.

Scream Factory has announced the release of the thriller Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] on Blu-ray on September 13th. Called “creepy and effective” by Moviehole, Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] offers impressive bonus features including new interviews with actors John Lithgow, Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris and editor Paul Hirsch, a new featurette titled Changing Cain: Brian De Palma’s Cult Classic Restored, a new video essay by »

- Tamika Jones

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‘Blow Out’: Brian De Palma’s Thrillingly Bleak, Prescient View of America

13 July 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In a career fixated on the machinations of filmmaking presented through both a carnal and political eye, Brian De Palma’s fascinations converged idyllically with Blow Out. In his ode to the conceit of Blow UpMichelangelo Antonioni’s deeply influential English-language debut, released 15 years prior — as well as the aural intrigue of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, De Palma constructs a conspiracy thriller as euphorically entertaining as it is devastatingly bleak.

In a fake-out opening — shot by Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown — that combines the voyeurism, nudity, and threat of murder that are De Palma’s calling cards, we see Coed Frenzy, the fifth movie in two years that sound technician Jack Terry (John Travolta) has done for the shlock director employing him. By showing the artifice of the B-movie, this film-in-a-film positions Blow Out as a more mature offering from the filmmaker, explicitly foreshadowed during the split-screen opening »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Carrie’: Brian De Palma’s Empathetic Reflection of Abuse

6 July 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Brian De Palma‘s Carrie begins in the soft-haze of a high-school girls’ locker room. The camera lingers of the naked bodies of Carrie’s (Sissy Spacek) abusers and clearly sets them apart from the frail girl who showers by herself. As the others frolic and laugh among themselves, Carrie rests inside of her own body. In close-up, Carrie washes her face, breasts, and abdomen until she reaches her inner thigh. She drops her bar of soap and the lilting score from composer Pino Donaggio changes key into something more sinister when it is revealed that Carrie has begun her first period and menstrual blood slides down the side of her leg. She screams at the arrival of the punishment of Eve, and blood will be a harbinger of everything to come for one Carrie White.

Carrie is De Palma’s most empathetic picture in large part because of Spacek »

- The Film Stage

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Carrie – 4th Anniversay Collectors Bluray Coming from Scream Factory

3 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Carrie   The 40th Anniversary Of The Iconic Film To Be Celebrated With A 2-disc Collector’S Edition Blu-ray™ Set Arriving October 11, 2016 Los Angeles, CA – In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, …

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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

29 June 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the official press release.* This fall, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976).

Initially announced on EW, the Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on October 11th with a 4K scan of the movie's original negative and over three hours of extras for fans of the Stephen King adaptation to enjoy.

Similar to their 30th anniversary Return of the Living Dead Blu-ray, Scream Factory will also release Carrie in both a regular Collector's Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition with an exclusive second slipcover, poster, and shipping of the film three weeks before its release.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Hi, Mom!’: Brian De Palma’s Revolution as Peep Show

29 June 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s difficult to talk about Brian De Palma without talking about other filmmakers. We talk about Godard, who clearly impacted De Palma’s early politicization and constant interrogation of what it means to watch. We talk about Antonioni and Eisenstein, among the most notable filmmakers that De Palma has quoted whose surnames don’t begin with “H.” We talk about Lucas, Spielberg, Coppola, and Scorsese, the bearded “Movie Brats” whose elusive club De Palma claims membership to. Most of all, we talk about Hitchcock.

Brian De Palma is almost always discussed in terms of Hitchcock. His detractors frame him as a parasitic freeloader sucking away at the master’s suspense-filled tits. De Palma’s movies owe an obvious debt to the so-called Master of Suspense, but it’s a crippling and constricting narrative to apply to his entire body of work, and one that complicates readings of his early output. »

- The Film Stage

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Botelho on De Palma: My Favorite Set Pieces

27 June 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

*Editor’s note – Our good bud, Derek Botelho (author of the Great book, The Argento Syndrome) is a big De Palma fan and really, aren’t we all? The guy has such a great filmography and Botelho thought he’d provide you fright fanatics with some of his favorite De Palma moments! –Jerry

With the recent release of the documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, I got to thinking about why I admire De Palma’s work as much as I do. His technique is so singular and instantly recognizable, that to merely pass him off as a tin pot Hitchcock is doing both himself and Hitchcock a severe disservice. Whether it’s a ridiculously intricate spit screen, a rear projected psychic “flashback”, or a glorious whirling dervish around a room to tell you vital information, he’s always up to something, and never one to give »

- Derek Botelho

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Why I Can’t Love Brian De Palma (Though I’ve Always Wished I Could)

26 June 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back when I was a kid, and a lot more naïve about how the motion picture industry works, I had expectations of filmmakers that were completely unreasonable in their very reverence. If I saw a masterpiece, and then placed the person who directed it high atop my superstar pedestal of art heroes, I longed for him or her to go forward and make 10 or 20 more masterpieces (hey, why not!), and I always felt keenly disappointed if it didn’t work out that way. It was hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that even a movie as enthralling and visionary and apparently brilliantly orchestrated as “The Godfather” or “Nashville” was, among other things, a kind of fantastic accident: a coming together of elements that even the director isn’t always (or ever) in full control of.

But when it came to the art heroes who let me down, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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The Fury: Brian De Palma’s underrated, explosive movie

23 June 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Director Brian De Palma followed Carrie with another gory vaunt into the supernatural. Here's why The Fury deserves a revisit...

When it comes to telekinesis and gory visual effects, the movie that generally springs to mind is David Cronenberg’s 1981 exploding head opus, Scanners. But years before that, American director Brian De Palma was liberally dowsing the screen with claret in his 1976 adaptation of Carrie - still rightly regarded as one of the best Stephen King adaptations made so far. A less widely remembered supernatural film from De Palma came two years after: De Palma’s supernatural thriller, The Fury.

The Fury was made with a more generous budget than Carrie, had a starrier cast (Kirk Douglas in the lead, John Cassavetes playing the villain), and it even did pretty well in financial terms. Yet The Fury had the misfortune of being caught in a kind of pincer movement between Carrie, »

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11 Best Movies of 2016 So Far

21 June 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What if Hollywood refused to release any more movies after June 30th, leaving audiences and Oscar voters to pick from what washed in with the tide from the first six months of 2016? Yikes. Last year at this time, we'd already had Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Ex Machina. This year's pickings are, well, slimmer. Amid the furor over the degrees of suckitude in Batman v Superman, the lack of laughs delivered by Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2 and Central Intelligence, and the franchise fatigue brought »

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‘Murder à la Mod’: Brian De Palma’s Induction as a Significant Cinematic Voice

20 June 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Debut features are often some of the most interesting cases one comes across when undertaking the deep-dive of an auteur’s filmography. Oftentimes, signature aesthetic tics are nascent, not developed, and these premiere outings are less than fully formed visions. However, there are plenty of impressive first films that present a filmmaker’s particular fixations as more or less formulated, a clear direction leading to the later canonical landmarks. Such is the case with Brian De Palma’s Murder à la Mod, which bares the thrillmeister’s genre proclivities in full view. Although Murder is technically the second film De Palma made, it was the first to get released, as 1963’s The Wedding Party wasn’t distributed until six years after its production. (It also stands as the man’s first solo feature effort.) Indeed, Murder à la Mod is less aligned with De Palma’s pre-Sisters satires than the »

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‘Dressed To Kill’: Brian De Palma’s Cathartic Dream of Shame and Fatalism

20 June 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“It’s very dirty, and I know dirty.” Near the end of Brian De Palma’s oneiric exercise in sleaze, Dressed To Kill, high-class prostitute Liz Blake (Nancy Allen) recounts a recurring dream where she strips in front of a phantom intruder before he puts a razor blade to her neck. It’s remarkably similar to the film’s first scene — a dream sequence where a showering Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) vainly attempts to attract her shaving husband’s attention, only to be murdered behind a thin veil of glass.

This time, it’s notably described in real-time as Blake’s voice becomes shaky. She’s a women who’s used to sexual kinks, but this dream is something more confusing. It’s threatening, but also cathartic in the details.

But for a film obsessed with the presence of skin and the possibility of sex, Dressed to Kill is excessively »

- Michael Snydel

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Watch Martin Scorsese and Brian De Palma’s 45-Minute Talk on The Dick Cavett Show

20 June 2016 9:11 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s a Brian De Palma kind of month, with most people giving their two cents on the auteur after having seen Jake Paltrow and Noah Baumbach‘s documentary, De Palma. We also recently launched a career-spanning series in which we will look at all of his films over the summer. De Palma is one of the more polarizing filmmakers around – one day he makes masterful filmmaking such as Blow Out, Dressed to Kill, and Carrie and then he pulls out a Mission To Mars or the quasi-unwatchable Bonfire of the Vanities.

De Palma’s best movie Blow Out, a riff/tribute to Antonioni’s Blow-Up, was a smart, hallucinatory take on voyeurism. John Travolta and De Palma evoked Hitchcockian tradition in the best of ways. It’s also the best performance from the actor we’ll likely ever see.

The 75 year-old De Palma seems to be everywhere these days. »

- The Film Stage

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‘Sisters’: Brian De Palma’s Gleefully Twisted Exploitation Tale

17 June 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Brian De Palma‘s shocking exploitation gut-punch, Sisters, is a perfectly orchestrated exercise in style, a staging of some of the finest suspense sequences since Alfred Hitchcock was above ground. Channeling the Master of Suspense’s gleeful enjoyment of audience manipulation, De Palma remarkably employs a trashy genre aesthetic to satirically explore issues of race and social alienation. It’s a film about outsiders — a starkly disturbing reminder that looks and appearances can be dangerously deceiving — that’s nevertheless less interested in soap-box statements than inducing audiences to squeal and squirm. Grim in its contemporary relevance, De Palma and co-writer Louisa Rose‘s political satire is ever-present but far from overt, quietly bubbling in the background. This is a film in which police officers respond to learning of the stabbing of an African-American man by hatefully grumbling, “Those people are always stabbing each other.”

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- Tony Hinds

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The Summer of De Palma: A Career-Spanning Retrospective

17 June 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Bringing up Brian De Palma as if he’s still some kind of marginalized or misunderstood figure is now heavily contentious, not just in the sense that “the discussion” has, with the presence of the Internet, become so heavily splintered that every figure has at least seem some form of reappraisal, but in that this is being discussed on the occasion of a new documentary and retrospectives in New York, Chicago, Austin, and Toronto (the lattermost of which this symposium will be timed to). Yes, the line has probably tipped past “divisive,” but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t room for debate.

It’s not hard to understand why De Palma’s work strikes a cord with a new cinephilia fixated on form and vulgarity. Though, in going film-by-film — taking us from political diatribes against America to gonzo horror to gangster films your parents watch to strange European »

- Ethan Vestby

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Pretty Little Liars Boss Previews 'Hanna's Fate,' Major Season 7 Deaths

16 June 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rosewood’s resident grave digger — who, I assume, is just as handsome as every other town employee — will be be putting in overtime in Season 7.

RelatedPretty Little Liars: Lindsey Shaw’s Paige Returning to Rosewood in Season 7

“This is still the most romantic, but also the deadliest, season of Pretty Little Liars,” executive producer Marlene King tells TVLine. “We don’t take deaths lightly here, so everyone who dies does so for a very impactful and important reason.”

And even though death has always been a major part of Pll‘s storytelling, King says the actors’ attitudes towards »

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The Huntsman Offers up an Extended Edition August 23

14 June 2016 4:19 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Universal City, California, June 14, 2016 –If it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 and 4K Ultra Hdtm, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on August 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth: Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain: The Martian, The Help) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.

The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD™ in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The 4K Ultra Hdtm will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

4K Ultra HD™ is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra Hdtm features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (Hdr) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience. Blu-ray™ features high definition picture, theater quality surround sound and exclusive extras. Digital HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.

Blu-raytm Disc Exclusives

Two Queens and Two Warriors – The true heart of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is found in its three powerful women, Ravenna, Freya, and Eric’s lost wife, Sara. Learn how the strength and complexity of the film’s female roles drew potent new star power in Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as convincing Charlize Theron to reprise her role as Ravenna. Meet the Dwarfs – Nick Frost’s Nion and Rob Brydon’s Gryff brought a sense of levity and fun to the adventure — especially once they met their female counterparts. Explore the importance of all four dwarf characters in the film and on set, where the actors who portrayed them earn a reputation for keeping the fun rolling, even when the cameras stopped. Magic All Around – Rooted in history, but inhabited by magic, the world of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a true visual spectacle. Follow along and see how the magic made it to the screen. From Freya’s icy freeze to the gold-laden goblins of the forest, explore the visual effects at work with an exclusive peek behind the curtain.

Blu-raytm and DVD Bonus Features

Deleted Scenes with Commentary Gag Reel Dressed To Kill – Academy Award®-winning costumer Colleen Atwood returns to help reignite the splendor she brought to Snow White and The Huntsman. A visual feast, her costumes often border on the supernatural in their beauty while helping bring the characters to life. Love Conquers All — From the infectious enthusiasm of director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to the sisterly bond shared by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron, the set of The Huntsman: Winter’s War was filled with laughter and life. Actors and artists came together to help create a fairy tale about the pure power of love — and had a blast along the way. Feature Commentary by director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan


Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach

Directed By: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Written By: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin

Characters By: Evan Daughert

Produced By: Joe Roth

Executive Produced By: Sarah Bradshaw, Palak Patel

Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael

Production Designer: Dominic Watkins

Edited By: Conrad Buff IV

Composer: James Newton Howard

Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood

Technical Information 4K Disc:

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61180130 (Us)/ 61180183 (Cdn)

Layers: Bd-66

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French Subtitles

Sound: DTS:x Immersive Audio/ DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

Technical Information Blu-ray™:

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61168742 (Us)/ 61168751 (Cdn)

Layers: Bd-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles

Sound: DTS:x Immersive Audio/  DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

Technical Information DVD

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61168748 (Us)/ 61168752 (Cdn)

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours »

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Guilt: What's Your Verdict on Freeform's Sordid Mystery Drama?

13 June 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you ever found yourself watching Gossip Girl and thinking, “This show needs more murder,” or “I wish Chuck’s burlesque club was a deviant sex club,” then Freeform’s new mystery series Guilt is for you.

RelatedGuilt Ep Previews Freeform Drama’s ‘Racy,’ Amanda Knox-Like Mystery

The premiere this week launches with the grisly killing of Molly, a free-spirited Irish student in London. There are secrets galore (Molly was pregnant when she died! Someone was stalking her!) and so many shady suspects (Rupert Giles?!) that a flowchart might be helpful. Alas, my breakdown of the key players in »

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Guilt Ep Previews Freeform Drama's 'Racy,' Amanda Knox-Like Mystery

11 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It would be unwise to accuse Freeform’s new mystery drama Guilt (premiering Monday at 9/8c) of playing innocent. Not only does it feature a central protagonist who may have killed her roommate, but there are also plenty of other scandalous elements.

PhotosGuilt First Look: Sexy Scandal Hits London Streets in Freeform Drama

“I actually watched the pilot with my mom, and at one point, she turned to me and said, ‘This is a little racy,'” Kathryn Price, who co-created the show with Nichole Millard, recalls with a laugh. “There’s a sex club. There’s a lot »

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Pretty Little Liars: Lindsey Shaw's Paige Returning to Rosewood in Season 7

10 June 2016 4:21 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just in time for pool season, the girl voted “Most Likely to Drown Her Girlfriend” is coming back to Rosewood.

PhotosPretty Little Liars Season 7: Everything We Know (So Far) About Hanna’s Fate, the Wedding and More

Lindsey Shaw is returning to Pretty Little Liars for its upcoming seventh — and potentially final — season as Emily’s ex-girlfriend Paige, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Though details of Paige’s return are being kept under wraps — along with the identity of Charlotte’s killer, among other lingering mysteries — it’s safe to assume her reunion with the Liars will be a complicated one. »

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