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Big E's “Bad” Movies That Hurt So Good: “Curse Of The Black Widow” (1977, TV Movie)

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“If a movie makes you happy, for whatever reason, then it’s a good movie.”

—Big E

*******Warning: Review Contains Spoilers*******

By Ernie Magnotta

If there’s one thing I love, it’s 1970s made-for-tv horror films. I remember sitting in front of the television as a kid and watching a plethora of films such as Gargoyles, Bad Ronald, Satan’s School for Girls, Horror at 37,000 Feet, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Scream Pretty Peggy, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Moon of the Wolf and The Initiation of Sarah just to name a few. Some of those are better than others, but all were fun.

When I think back, there have been some legendary names associated with small screen horrors. Genre masters John Carpenter (Halloween), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Joseph Stefano (Psycho) all took shots at television
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Code Red Set to Unleash Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker To DVD This July!

Some great news was sent our way from Code Red/Brandon Sites, regarding the upcoming DVD release of William Asher’s 1982 horror film Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (aka Night Warning), making its DVD debut this July, in a brand new HD transfer. If any of you fright fiends haven’t had the chance to see this one yet, be ready, as it’s a hell of a movie, and one to pick up for sure. First news of Scream Factory’s Phantom Of The Paradise Bluray and now this..today is shaping up to be quite the day for great release news. For the complete information regarding the release (thanks again to Brandon Sites!), along with some stills from the brand new HD transfer of the film, read on!

“Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (aka Night Warning) is often one of the most requested horror movie titles that’s never been released to DVD,
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Contest: Win The Killing Machine on DVD Today

Dolph Lundgren stars in and directs his latest action movie The Killing Machine, which just hit the shelves on DVD today, October 19. You know we have to celebrate this new movie, so we have a new contest lined up where our readers can win copies of this new DVD for their own collection. We're also giving away copies of Streets of Blood, which stars 50 Cent and Sharon Stone, and Traitor, which stars Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce. You know these DVDs will go fast, so be sure to enter this contest today.

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The Killing Machine DVDStreets of Blood DVDTraitor DVD

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If you thought he was hardcore in The Expendables,
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Two New Behind The Scenes Featurettes For Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine

Hey peeps, here are two new "behind the scenes" featurettes from Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine, available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 19th. 

 

Dolph Lundren Is The Killing Machine -- directed by and starring Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Universal Soldier, Rocky IV) -- is a tale about flying too close to danger and what happens when you get burned. 

A thrilling ride through dark identities, dangerous countries and daring hopes, Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine also stars Stefanie von Pfetten (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Samantha Ferris (Grace, "Supernatural"), and Bo Svenson (Inglourious Basterds, Walking Tall). Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 19th.

Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine is the story of Edward Genn (Lundgren) -- a Soviet-era sleeper agent and trained assassin living in America. Working under the code name "Icarus,
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DVD Giveaway: Dolph Lundgren is the Killing Machine

He’s not just Dolph Lundgren, he’s … The Killing Machine!!!! “Dolph Lundgren is the Killing Machine” arrives on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment October 19, 2010, but three (3) lucky winners can win a free DVD copy now. Head on below for the details. If you thought he was hardcore in The Expendables, he’s now totally unstoppable as the Killing Machine: Action icon Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, Universal Soldier) stars as Edward Genn, a divorced Vancouver father and investment broker who also happens to be the infamous Kgb-trained assassin known as Icarus . But when his two worlds collide in a storm of bullets, bloodshed and betrayal by the Russian Mob, Icarus reloads for the most personal and punishing contract of his entire career. When revenge is not enough, how far will a one-man death squad go to get even? Stefanie Von Pfetten, Samantha Ferris (Supernatural) and Bo Svenson (Inglorious Bastards, Walking Tall) co-star in this bone-snapping,
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DVD artwork, Trailer And Release Date: Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine

Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine -- directed by and starring Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Universal Soldier, Rocky IV) -- is a tale about flying too close to danger and what happens when you get burned.

A thrilling ride through dark identities, dangerous countries and daring hopes, Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine also stars Stefanie von Pfetten (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Samantha Ferris (Grace, "Supernatural"), and Bo Svenson (Inglourious Basterds, Walking Tall). Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 19th.

Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine is the story of Edward Genn (Lundgren) -- a Soviet-era sleeper agent and trained assassin living in America. Working under the code name "Icarus," Edward is stealthy and fearless: cloaked within the shadows, the ability to kill with extreme discretion his specialty. But times have changed, the borders of Europe have been redrawn.
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DVD Artwork and New Trailer for Dolph Lundgren’s Killing Machine

Originally called “Icarus” but since retitled “The Killing Machine”, the film lands on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 19, 2010. New trailer with the new title below. You can read my review of the film here. In short: it’s a solid B-action movie. Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine — directed by and starring Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Universal Soldier, Rocky IV) — is a tale about flying too close to danger and what happens when you get burned. A thrilling ride through dark identities, dangerous countries and daring hopes, Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine also stars Stefanie von Pfetten (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Samantha Ferris (Grace, “Supernatural”), and Bo Svenson (Inglourious Basterds, Walking Tall). Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 19th. Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine is the story of Edward Genn (Lundgren) — a
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Little House On The Prairie Star Olsen Dead At 69

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Little House On The Prairie Star Olsen Dead At 69
Little House On The Prairie regular and Father Murphy star Merlin Olsen has lost his battle with cancer. He was 69.

A former American football star, Olsen was inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame in 1982 after playing for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was part of the Fearsome Foursome, a formidable defensive force in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He started his acting career in The Undefeated in 1969 and went on to appear on TV shows like Walking Tall, Kung Fu and Petticoat Junction, while still playing with the Rams.

But he really made his mark as Jonathan Garvey in episodes of Little House on the Prairie between 1977 and 1981. That led to lead roles in Father Murphy in the early 1980s and Aaron's Way in 1988 and 1989.

Olsen was also a respected sports broadcaster in America.

'Inglourious Basterds': Playing spot the Tarantino reference

Take your seats, class: Senior writer Chris Nashawaty continues his in-depth weeklong tutorial on all things Quentin Tarantino for the latest installment of EW University. Check out our gallery of 20 Tarantino movie and movie poster faves , our Quentin Tarantino trivia quiz, and our take on the original 1978 Inglorious Bastards. Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds: Playing spot the reference Any time you sit down to watch a movie directed by Quentin Tarantino, you're not just watching that movie, but all of the movies he's ever seen. Let's face it, the guy has never been shy or apologetic about his movie-love. You could say that when Tarantino name-checks some arcane chop socky movie or slyly alludes to a Eurotrash cheapie, he's giving a shout-out to the cognascenti -- his fellow movie geeks -- in the audience. In other words, when you watch a movie by Qt, you're actually watching two movies
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Tarantino and the original 'Bastards'

Take your seats, class: Senior writer Chris Nashawaty is kicking off his in-depth weeklong tutorial on all things Quentin Tarantino for the latest installment of EW University. Check out our gallery of 20 Tarantino movie and movie poster faves and our Quentin Tarantino trivia quiz. The Original Bastards: ‘Guys on a mission’ Italian-style If you’re reading this, then you’re probably already hip to the fact that Quentin Tarantino has a new (and badly spelled) new film coming out on August 21 called Inglourious Basterds. And depending on your level of interest in the Pulp Fiction auteur and his well-chronicled movie-geek obsessions, you may also already know that the Brad Pitt WWII epic is loosely based on a fairly obscure (and better spelled) Italian-produced action flick from 1978 called Inglorious Bastards. I’ve seen Tarantino’s Basterds already and I think it’s absolutely fantastic -- the best thing he’s done
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Jumping The Gun For War Flick

Pssst, want to see "The Inglorious Bastards" this weekend? It's receiving its New York theatrical premiere Friday and Saturday at midnight at the IFC Center.

Careful spellers will notice that this is not the upcoming Quentin Tarantino epic "Inglourious Basterds," which is not opening until Aug. 21, but rather the original 1978 war movie upon which it is based. And while it seems just wrong that it is premiering at a rarefied art-house cinema rather than a 42nd Street grind house, well, times have changed.

Italian director Enzo Castellari was at
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The Original ‘Inglorious Bastards’ Comes To DVD & Blu-ray On 7/28 From Severin

While the world awaits the August release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, movie fans can experience the original film that inspired the most anticipated new action drama of the year. Severin Films today announced the 7/28 release of Enzo Castellari's Inglorious  Bastards on Blu-ray, fully restored and loaded with Bonus Features that include 'A Conversation With Quentin Tarantino & Enzo Castellari's, a rousing career-spanning discussion that ranged from the explosive challenges of the original Bastards production to Tarantino's plans for his own version. Castellari's 1978 international hit remains perhaps the biggest war movie in EuroCult history. Action movie icons Bo (Walking Tall, Kill Bill) Svenson and Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson star as the leaders of a gang of condemned criminals who escape from an Allied prison convoy with a plan to blast their way to the Swiss border, only to find themselves 'volunteering' for a suicide mission deep inside Nazi occupied France.
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