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Hdtgm: A Conversation with Mackenzie Astin, Star of ‘The Garbage Pail Kids Movie’

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Hdtgm: A Conversation with Mackenzie Astin, Star of ‘The Garbage Pail Kids Movie’
A famous poet once said: You take the good… You take the bad… You take them both and there you have…the facts of life. And in 1986, these were the facts of life for an ambitious child actor by the name of Mackenzie Astin: He was 14 years old, he was dating a beautiful teenage […]

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Zack Snyder returning to Justice League, Ant-Man and the Wasp set photos, Edge of Tomorrow 2 exclusive and more – Daily News Roundup

Justice League Rumours

Back in April it was announced that Justice League director Zack Snyder was stepping down from the upcoming superhero team-up movie due to personal issues. Since then the reshoots have been helmed by Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron), which have been described as both minor and major depending on which outlets you choose to believe. Well, a new rumour from a subreddit entitled r/DCEULeaks by a poster going by the name of WBUT7 who claims that Snyder is now back on set helping Whedon finish the film. “There have been rumors around the office and around the levels that Zack Snyder will soon return to finish up his movie,” they claim. “Although these are in no way confirmed, people have been talking about how he may come in within the next month or so to finalize the product and promote it.” Read more here.

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30 Years of Trash: The true story behind The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

On its 30th anniversary, Luke Owen revisits The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

“This is it. The worst. The absolute worst. No story, no character, no plot, just pain. Pure concentrated pain. There has never been anything this bad in the history of man. It should be studied, it should be analysed. It is pure evil. I don’t know whether to give it to a doctor to examine or a priest to exorcise. It is remarkable. Absolutely remarkable. Even the closing credits hurt. Everything about this movie is plain horrendous.” – Doug “Nostalgia Critic” Walker

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. During the late 1960s, Art Spiegelman tried this theory when he worked on revival of a series of gum card stickers called Wacky Packages, which parodied all kinds of consumer products from food to floorwax, and the novelty lasted deep into 1970s. By the mid-1980s,
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Horror disc round-up: Ghoulies, The Burning, Frogs vs Slugs

Nick Aldwinckle Oct 25, 2016

Fancy some horror? We've been taking a look at the discs of Ghoulies, The Burning, Psychomania and more...

“Have you ever heard a frog scream?”, the tag-line to George McCowan’s 1972 ecological horror Frogs (out now on Arrow Blu-ray) should have read. Indeed, for any of you readers that have ever been rudely awoken at 2am by the sound of a traumatised frog being gifted to you by your pet cat/furry psychopath, an amphibian cry of terror is probably the second worst sound there is (behind, of course, Kaiser Chiefs).

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Not that frogs themselves are inherently evil, though viewing this classic dose of seventies green-themed nastiness might convince you otherwise. Slugs are Ok, too, though we’ll get on to them later on in this month’s vague
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Off The Shelf – Episode 73 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday, January 5th 2016

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This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the month of December 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Follow-Up Black Friday / Holiday Disc Purchases Mystery Science Theater Kickstarter Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD Beaver Blu-ray and DVD of the Year: 2015 News CES: Ultra HD Blu-ray News Disney: Snow White Signature Collection Warner Archive Blu-ray releases January 2016: The Ice Pirates, The Wrong Man, A Mighty Wind, Flicker Alley: L’inhumaine Thunderbean: Yuletide Flickers Arrow Video: Waking Life, Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion Twilight Time: March/April titles. January pre-orders Olive Films: March Titles Disney Movie Club: Blackbeard’s Ghost Milestone: Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, Volume 1 Episode Links & Notes

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Blu-ray Review: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector’s Edition

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Every so often, a film gets made that is so singularly baffling, so misguided and so wrongheaded that it is a kind of terrible miracle—something that should not be and yet is. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is exactly that kind of film.

On paper, it makes sense: a studio sees the success of the wildly popular line of Topps trading cards during the mid-’80s and determines a movie is there. The rights were snatched up by the Atlantic Entertainment Group and co-writer/director Rod Amateau was hired to bring the Garbage Pail Kids to the screen. Legendary effects man and sometimes director John Carl Buechler designed animatronic heads to be worn by little people actors and about $1 million was spent to make what would become The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, now widely regarded as one of the worst movies ever made. It’s now available in high-def
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December 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The X-Files Collector’s Set, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Ant-man

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December 8th is a light week in terms of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, but for all you X-Philes out there, this Tuesday is pretty much like second Christmas, as 20th Century Fox is releasing The X-Files series in its entirety in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set (complete with a space for the upcoming TV event series in January).

Other notable titles being released this week include Knock Knock, Ant-Man, and the cult classics Thundercrack and Women’s Prison Massacre.

Knock Knock (Lionsgate Blu/Digital HD & DVD/Digital)

When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. A sexy new thriller from director Eli Roth, Knock Knock stars Keanu Reeves as the family
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Bluray Review: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Quite possibly one of weirdest choices to be put out on the Scream Factory label, Rod Amateau’s 1987 film, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, is just on the fringe of being a genre film, so while it may seem like an interesting choice for the genre label, it wouldn’t look too out of place sitting next to other Sf titles.

A complete bomb at the box office and mostly hated by all of those who initially watched it, the gross out kids comedy is ready for a second life, thanks to this packed with material Bluray release. It’s a film that guaranteed to be panned by a Lot of fright fanatics out there, but Scream Factory has done a great job of putting out films that cover every bit of the genre board and though it’s not a horror film by any means, it’s one that
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Contest: Win The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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"Out of the garbage pail and into your heart!" The little troublemakers from outer space get the Blu-ray treatment from Scream Factory on Tuesday, and ahead of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector's Edition high-definition release, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector's Edition.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Garbage Pail Kids Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Based on the wildly popular trading cards,
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Blu-ray Clips: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie and Women’S Prison Massacre

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A trashcan from space that's brimming with troublemakers and a life-or-death jailbreak are both coming to Blu-ray next Tuesday from Scream Factory. Ahead of the December 8th Blu-ray releases of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector's Edition and Women’s Prison Massacre, we have high-definition clips from each film.

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Based on the wildly popular trading cards, The Garbage Pail Kids® Movie stars singer/songwriter Anthony Newley (Doctor Dolittle), Mackenzie Astin (Iron Will, Wyatt Earp), Katie Barberi (The Bronx Zoo). This grossly entertaining cult classic features great makeup effects by John Carl Buechler (Troll, Dolls, Ghoulies).

The Garbage Pail Kids® Movie Collector’s Edition

Special Features:

New The Effects of the Garbage Pail Kids Movie – interviews with special makeup effects creator John Carl Buechler and makeup effects artist Gino Crognale New On the Set – an interview with first assistant director Thomas A. Irvine
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The Movie Doctors by Simon Mayo & Mark Kermode review

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The Movie Doctors is more than Wittertainment jumping from the airwaves to the printed page. Here's our review...

How do you write a review about The Movie Doctors, by Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode? Well, you just…, ah I suspect many of you got there first.

And if you did, this is your book. A fascinating, broad and beautifully presented collection of arguments, articles, diagrams and disputes that leap from the airwaves of Wittertainment (aka The Kermode & Mayo Film Review on Radio 5 Live/Radio Five/Five Live/we keep forgetting what they're officially called these days) and onto the printed page, there’s plenty that others could learn from this.

For in an era where books for fans of things have a habit of taking that audience for granted, that’s absolutely what The Movie Doctors doesn’t do. Running to over 300 pages, and with sky-high production values,
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Scream Factory Pulls The Garbage Pail Kids Out of the Trash and Onto Blu-ray

By now you’ve probably heard everything there is to hear about The Garbage Pail Kids movie, and it’s all true. To further prove this fact, Scream Factory is bringing this one to Blu-ray for the first time. From the Press… Continue Reading →

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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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Collectors of the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards are in for a treat this winter when Scream Factory releases their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Rod Amateau's The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. Ahead of the film's December 8th home media release, we have a look at the cover art and its full list of special features:

Press Release: This holiday season, your favorite grime bandits – Windy Winston, Messy Tessie, Foul Phil, Valerie Vomit and rest of the raucous crew come to life with outrageous personalities and irreverent humor when The Garbage Pail Kids® Movie Collector’s Edition arrives on home entertainment shelves on December 8, 2015 from Scream Factory™. Based on the wildly popular trading cards, The Garbage Pail Kids® Movie stars singer/songwriter Anthony Newley (Doctor Dolittle), Mackenzie Astin (Iron Will, Wyatt Earp), Katie Barberi (The Bronx Zoo). This grossly entertaining cult classic features great makeup effects by John Carl Buechler (Troll,
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Scream Factory Reveals The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Cover Art, Announces Zombie High Blu-ray & More

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Scream Factory continues to pack the home media release calendar, as they recently announced four more upcoming Blu-ray titles, including Zombie High and The Brain That Wouldn't Die. The diligent distributor has also stirred up some ’80s nostalgia with their new cover art for The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

Initially announced at San Diego Comic-Con, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Collector's Edition Blu-ray is slated for a December 8th release. Special features are expected to be unveiled before Halloween, and we'll be sure to share the news with our readers as soon as it hits. In the meantime, we have official details and a look at the cover art, below:

From Scream Factory: "Your favorite grime bandits come to life with all the farts, snot and vomit you can take in this hilarious film full of gross-out humor. Based on the wildly popular and irreverent trading cards,
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Awfully Good: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

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The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) Director: Rod Amateau Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Phil Fondacaro, Katie Barberi A sweet coming-of-age story about a young boy and his group of—Kill Them All! Kill Them With Fire! Dear merciful Lord; what did I just watch?!? For the lucky uninitiated, The Garbage Pail Kids were a trading card parody of the insanely popular Cabbage Patch Kids from the 1980s. They complimented the sweet, saccharine nature of the...
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A New Garbage Pail Kids Movie on the Way

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Want to know Michael Eisner's new plan for a box office hit? The former CEO of Disney plans to make a movie based on disgusting collectible cards that were popular 25 years ago. How can his plan go wrong?

According to Deadline, Eisner's Tornante Company is developing a feature-length movie based on the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, the Topps trading cards featured images of Cabbage Patch Kid faces on otherwise horribly disfigured children. The cards were extremely popular with kids in the mid-1980s, and a creepy feature, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, was made in 1987; it made a whopping $1.5 Million in Us theaters. Apparently, the time seems ripe for a Garbage Pail Kids reboot, with collections of cards currently selling for literally dozens of dollars on eBay.

It seems that Eisner, who owns Topps, is hoping the movie will create a new generation of Gpk lovers.
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Another ‘Garbage Pail Kids’ Movie Proves That Hollywood Has Lost Its Damned Mind

Seeing as 1987’s The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is widely considered one of the weirdest and worst movie adaptations of all time, you might think that ever getting another live action film about gross little doll-like kids who mutilate themselves would be too much of a long shot to actually happen. But, in thinking this, you would be giving Hollywood too much credit. The Garbage Pail Kids are something that people vaguely remember from the 80s, and Transformers proved that something people vaguely remember from the 80s could theoretically translate to box office dollars, so we’re all going to get another chance to spend time with beloved characters like Greaser Greg and Valerie Vomit. Those whose history doesn’t go as far back as the 80s might be wondering what the heck The Garbage Pail Kids are. Well, they were a series of trading cards launched back in 1985 that parodied the Cabbage Patch Kids phenomenon of
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The Garbage Pail Kids Return to the Big Screen

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The Garbage Pail Kids are returning to the big screen. Deadline has word that Pes, an artist best known for his short films, will direct an all-new feature-length adaptation through The Tornante Company. Relative newcomer Michael Vukadinovich will provide the screenplay.

First released by the Topps Company in 1985, Garbage Pail Kids were a series of trading card stickers that, parodying the popular line of "Cabbage Patch Kids" dolls, offered gross-out character designs based on simple puns.

Turned into a film in 1987, the original The Garbage Pail Kids Movie was directed by Rod Amateau and featured dwarf actors in puppet costumes as the Garbage Pail kids themselves. There's no word on what approach Pes will be taking, but his below film, "Fresh Guacamole", offers a solid example of what he's been working on recently...

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Garbage Pail Kids Movie in the works

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If you go back in time to the late 80’s there was an absolutely brutal movie called The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, based on, what no doubt some of you collected, the stickers and the gum. Now, and if you’re waiting on something to send you over the edge, this is it. Another Garbage Pail Kids movie is currently in development, funded and produced by The Tornante Company, which is owned by Michael Eisner. Obviously Eisner and co see a market for this drivel and no doubt the movie will come with a whole host of merchandising including stickers and that god awful chewing gum. Somethings are better off left alone, and in my book, this is it!
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Garbage Pail Kids Movie in Development!

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Former Disney chief Michael Eisner is teaming with short film director Pes for a new feature revolving around the Garbage Pail Kids.

Michael Eisner will produce through his The Tornante Company, which purchased the trading card company Topps back in 2007. Topps first put out the Garbage Pail Kids trading card stickers in 1985, which spoofed the popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. The cards spawned the 1987 live-action feature The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.

Pes will direct from a screenplay by Michael Vukadinovich. Both Pes and Michael Vukadinovich hatched the original story together. No production schedule was given.

Pes has directed short films such as Western Spaghetti, Roof Sex, and The Animation Show 4. You can take a look at his latest short, Fresh Guacamole below, which was featured on Showtime's Short Stories.
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