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Shout Select Fights Russians, Crips, and Bloods With ‘Red Dawn’ and ‘Colors’

We take a look at new Blu-rays of two ’80s classics.

Shout! Factory’s relatively young collectors label, Shout Select, is something of an odd duck. This is less of a criticism than an observation as their releases so far bear no real discernible through line. We’ve gotten well-deserved Blu-rays of eagerly awaited ’80s classics like To Live and Die in La, Road House, and Midnight Run, but the label has also released/announced titles like Death of a Salesman, The Chinese Connection, and Simon Pegg’s forgettable 2012 film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything. So yeah, there’s something of an odd inconsistency across the catalog.

For now though we’re here to discuss their latest releases, two ’80s films of varying acclaim and renown — John MiliusRed Dawn and Dennis Hopper’s Colors.

Red Dawn (1984)

A small town in Colorado begins its day like any other until strangers drop from the sky. Soviet
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Front Row secures Berlin haul

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Front Row secures Berlin haul
Exclusive: Near 20-film haul includes God’s Pocket, Bill, Pound of Flesh, Backtrack, Testament of Youth, The Guest.

Dubai-based distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment did brisk business at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin last week, locking in deals on a number of buzzed-about market titles.

Among the company’s near-20 film acquisition haul for Middle East, North Africa and Iran were Bankside’s Backtrack, starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neil; Automatic Entertainment’s Jean Claude Van Damme action film Pound of Flesh; Cmg duo Where the Devil Rides, starring Jennifer Carpenter and Rufus Sewell; and animation comedy Sly Cooper 3D, from Tmnt director Kevin Munroe.

Front Row nabbed comedy A Birder’s Guide to Everything, starring Ben Kingsley and Kodi Smit-McPhee, from Screen Media Venture; Catherine Keener drama War Story from Visit Films; UK comedy Bill from Independent; and documentary Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded from Magnolia Pictures.

Per Front Row and Gulf Film’s output
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I was Dennis Hopper's henchman | Alex Cox

For a time in California, Alex Cox was Dennis Hopper's No 4 henchman. He recalls the director's brilliance and breakdowns – and how John Wayne once tried to kill him

Two nights ago, I had a wake for Dennis Hopper with my wife, Tod, and watched Giant. I also asked Cecilia Montiel, a production designer who lives on the same street as Dennis, to put some flowers on his gate. When I heard he was dying, I phoned a couple of times, spoke to the people in the office, and asked them to give Dennis my best regards. The last time I called, I talked to a lady who was either a nurse or the maid. She told me he was sleeping.

I'd like to have seen the old man before he went. In the late 1980s, I was Dennis Hopper's henchman, for a while. Dennis had several henchmen; I
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E-Ring: Actor Dennis Hopper Dies at 74

Actor Dennis Hopper passed away on Saturday following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 74 years old and died in his home in Los Angeles.

Primarily known for his work in film, Hopper appeared in two movies with James Dean, Rebel without a Cause and Giant, while still in his teens. He went on to act in several notable films, including Cool Hand Luke, True Grit, Apocalypse Now, Rumble Fish, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, Speed, and The Indian Runner. He also directed and starred in several pictures like Easy Rider, Out of the Blue, and Catchfire.

Still, he also left his mark in television. He started there in the 1950's and guest-starred in more than a hundred shows like The Twilight Zone, Petticoat Junction, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, and Justice.

Hopper had memorable runs on 24 as evil Victor
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Dennis Hopper obituary

Hell-raising actor and director who created memorable roles in films from Easy Rider to Blue Velvet

Dennis Hopper, who has died of cancer aged 74, was one of Hollywood's great modern outlaws. His persona, on and off the screen, signified the lost idealism of the 1960s. There were stages in Hopper's career when he was deemed unemployable because of his reputation as a hell-raiser and his substance abuse. However, he made spectacular comebacks and managed to kick his dependence on alcohol and cocaine.

Born in Dodge City, Kansas, Hopper, whose father was a post-office manager and mother a lifeguard instructor, expressed an interest in painting and acting at a young age. While still in his teens, he appeared in repertory at Pasadena Playhouse, California, and studied acting with Dorothy McGuire and John Swope at the Old Globe theatre, San Diego.

The year of his 19th birthday, 1955, was extraordinary. Not only did
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Easy-Riding Screen Legend Dennis Hopper Dies at Age 74

Chicago – Beloved actor and legendary easy rider Dennis Hopper lost his long battle with prostate cancer this morning at age 74. With a career spanning over the last half-century, Hopper is best known for directing, co-writing and co-starring in 1969’s counterculture classic “Easy Rider”. The script awarded Hopper his first of two Oscar nominations (the other he received for his memorable supporting role in 1987’s “Hoosiers”).

Dennis Hopper

The Hollywood icon died at his home in Venice Beach, Calif., on Saturday, May 29th, from complications due to prostate cancer. He was reportedly surrounded by his children at the time of his death. Hopper was diagnosed with the disease in late 2009, and by March of this year, the cancer had metastasized to his bones. That same month, Hopper made his last public appearance when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hopper began his career in television, and appeared
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