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Night of the Living Dead 4K and The Silence of the Lambs Come to the Criterion Collection

It’s been a long time coming for these two classics, especially Night of the Living Dead after the ridiculously bad transfer put out by Mill Creek Entertainment, whose transfer was supposedly remastered from a new 2K scan. I swear I thought it was some kind of a joke when I first put it on to watch. […]

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The Criterion Collection Will Resurrect Night Of The Living Dead, Silence Of The Lambs With 4K Blu-Rays

The Silence of the Lambs and Night of the Living Dead, two bona fide horror gems, are officially joining the Criterion Collection.

Each film classic will receive a 4K restoration, along with scores of special features, which will be available from February 13th, 2018. Now how’s that for a Valentine’s Day treat?

On a more somber note, news of this re-release arrives at a difficult time for the horror community: Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme passed away back in April, while George A. Romero, the undisputed king of zombies, died in July. Indeed, it was difficult losing two legendary filmmakers in the space of three months, but this posthumous recognition ensures their finest achievements are ushered into the pantheon of great cinema.

Each release will come with different bonus features – Lambs, for instance, includes audio commentary from Demme himself, along with Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and screenwriter
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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in December

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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in December
Near, far, wherever you are you can get the following titles via your Amazon Prime membership next month.

Catch the ultimate love story “Titanic” on Dec. 1, along with other classics like “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Moonstruck” and all the “Rocky” movies. Later in the month, you can stream “Stronger,” available on Amazon Video Dec. 5; “It Comes at Night,” which is available Dec. 9; and “Nightcrawler” on Dec. 10.

You can continue to stream Thursday Night Football with the Saints vs. Falcons game on the 7th, Broncos vs Colts on the 14th and Steelers vs Texans on Christmas Day.
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Mr. Robot Recap: Stage 2, Take 2

Mr. Robot Recap: Stage 2, Take 2
Elliot has a plan to thwart the Dark Army’s deadly plot this week on Mr. Robot — but is he already a few steps behind?

We pick up with Elliot confronting Angela about working with the Dark Army. She urges him to “let today happen,” convinced that Whiterose “is going to save the world.” Elliot says that’s all lies, calling Whiterose a terrorist, but Angela insists no one will die, “including your father and my mother.” (Again with the cryptic promises.) He gives up on her and rushes over to the E Corp data recovery building, where he hopes
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Riverdale season 2 episode 6 review: Death Proof

Chris Cummins Nov 16, 2017

A timely episode of Riverdale mixes the serious with the supremely goofy. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.6 Death Proof

Tonight's episode began with another obvious yet still true observation from Jughead - that we often wear masks that cover who we really are. Although this episode was written and filmed before the Harvey Weinstein/Louis Ck/et al stories broke, its impossible to view it outside of the context of that news cycle and how it gave rise to the #metoo movement. There's a lot going on in this week's episode but the most important element here is far and away the Cheryl/Nick/Veronica storyline. Last week we saw Nick St. Clair go transform from New York City-based textbook case
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Criterion in February 2018: Living Dead, Lambs, Gallows and More

A fascinating lineup will be on tap from the Criterion Collection in February 2018. Widely available in horribly-presented public domain versions for years, a new 4K restoration of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead will be rolled out, including "never-before-seen footage from the production," according to the official statement, along with "hordes of interviews and programs exploring the incredible story of the making of this trailblazing independent film." I can't help proudly stating that I owned an original copy of Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs when Criterion first released the horror classic on DVD -- let's not talk about the awful moment I realized I'd lost it in a cross-country move -- so I am very happy to hear that the...

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‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Haunts The Criterion Collection, ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ Returns

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Halloween may be behind us, but the folks at The Criterion Collection are ready to send a chill up your spine, as they prepare another excellent slate of films, for February.

Leading the pack is George A. Romero‘s “Night Of The Living Dead.” So, why do you need the Criterion edition, when this has been released countless times? Well, aside from the new 4K restoration, the package will the include previously unreleased 16mm dailies, as well as the unseen “Night Of Anubis” workprint edit of the movie.

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George A. Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead Criterion Collection Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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An absolute game-changer for the horror genre, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead introduced the modern zombie as we know it, packing in as much social commentary as it did gore. Now, nearly 40 years after its initial release, the influential horror film is getting The Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment it so justly deserves. Criterion is coming to get us, Barbara...

Slated for a February 13th release, The Criterion Collection Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray features a 4K digital restoration that was overseen by the late, great Romero as well as John A. Russo, Gary R. Streiner, and Russell W. Streiner. The new Blu-ray is packed with bonus features both old and new, and you can get an idea of what to expect from the official release details and cover art below, as well as information on another February 13th Criterion Collection Blu-ray release: Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs.
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‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ and More Join Criterion Collection in February 2018

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‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ and More Join Criterion Collection in February 2018
The Criterion Collection will be paying its respects to the late Jonathan Demme and George A. Romero in February 2018 by finally making “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Night of the Living Dead” members of its prestigious library. The two horror classics are joining famous titles from Kon Ichikawa, Satyajit Ray, and Tony Richardson as February additions to the Criterion Collection.

Read More:The Criterion Collection Announces January 2018 Titles, Including ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake

Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of “The Silence of the Lambs,” which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring Demme, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas. “Night of the Living Dead” will also be released in 4K, with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature.
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109 days 'til Oscar. And the FBI Agent nominees are...

by Nathaniel R

This year marks the 109th anniversary of the FBI. They were founded in 1908 during the Roosevelt administration. This anniversary begs the question -- at least for us Oscar freaks -- of how many actors have been nominated or won Oscars for playing FBI agents? The only one that pops immediately to mind is Jodie Foster as Agent Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs a movie we dug deep into here at The Film Experience last year.

But one can't be the right number. Working for the FBI is a rarity in real life but on the screen it's a different story; FBI agent is up there with doctors, cops, waitresses, lawyers, actors, serial killers, superheroes, and assassins as ubiquitous career goals...
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‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders

‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders
As our mothers told us, first impressions are lasting impressions. When Universal opened “Get Out” on Feb. 24, it was marketed as a horror movie. Now that the film is available for streaming, on HBO and on awards screeners (sent out Nov. 6), some industry folk are making a startling discovery: “Get Out” is Not a horror movie.

That was a good marketing hook, but the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is too original to pigeonhole: It’s a little Alfred Hitchcock, a little Mike Nichols, a little Rod Serling, but not really like any of them. It’s a deadpan social satire mixed with suspense. This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. agreed to consider it as a comedy for the Golden Globes; that was a good choice, because they don’t have a Too Complex To Label category.

The film was made by Blumhouse Prods. and Jason Blum says his company has two criteria: “Is it
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Watch John Oliver Break Down Trump's Three Dangerous Manipulation Tactics

Watch John Oliver Break Down Trump's Three Dangerous Manipulation Tactics
One year after Election Day, the season finale of Last Week Tonight's John Oliver outlined the three main manipulation tactics President Trump uses when engaging with the public and the press: delegitimizing media, "whataboutism" and trolling. The techniques, Oliver says, are "depressively effective." Many of these persuasive tools were even employed in Soviet-era propaganda. Even more depressingly, the negative impact is already spreading beyond Trump's presidency.

Oliver begins with Trump's most apparent defense mechanism: crying "fake news." Trump popularized the term during the presidential campaign, which hedged on attacking the
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'Last Flag Flying' Director Richard Linklater Is Anti-War, Pro-Troops and Undecided on the Oscars (Exclusive)

'Last Flag Flying' Director Richard Linklater Is Anti-War, Pro-Troops and Undecided on the Oscars (Exclusive)
"Excited, I do get," Richard Linklater grins, leaning back from the table and settling into his seat. I've asked the director what, after 20 years of making movies professionally -- "30, if you count my early Super-8 efforts," he chimes in -- gets him excited to still do what he does. "I just think the storytelling, you know?"

"I used to see it as more of a technical thing. Like, Oh, I'm a filmmaker first, and I'll make a film about this," he explains. We are sitting in a suite at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, and Linklater is dressed in his go-to ensemble of a gray button-down and jeans, his bangs splashed across his forehead. "Now it's in full embrace of storytelling. It's such a powerful storytelling medium, and there are so many great stories in the world, so many great characters. I'll never get enough."

Linklater's latest story is Last Flag Flying, out now, about
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Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were considered for Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins had competition for the role of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, with both Al Pacino and Robert De Niro also considered.

The Silence of the Lambs remains a classic to this day and one of the most iconic thriller’s Hollywood has ever produced. And while it seemed difficult to see anyone else as Lecter after Hopkins rendition of the character, the recent performance by Mads Mikkelsen as the title character in NBC’s Hannibal series has shown there are other ways of successfully bringing the character to life.

Therefore the news from Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster that two legends of the industry Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were also considered for the role is a little easier to imagine.

Revealing the casting gossip to Deadline, she also mentioned that Dustin Hoffman was also being talked about for the part, but
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The Role Of Hannibal Lecter Could’ve Gone To Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Or Dustin Hoffman

If you enjoy movies of a darker nature, then you may agree with us in saying that not only was The Silence of the Lambs one of the best horror/thriller flicks the 1990’s produced, but perhaps one of the greatest of all time. Admittedly, we could probably talk about the many things that made it special all day, chief among which were Anthony Hopkins’ chilling performance as Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill’s legendary dance scene set to “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus – but let’s talk about the good doctor for a moment, shall we?

As you may know, this wasn’t the first of Thomas Harris’ series of books to have been adapted to film, with Manhunter preceding it in 1986. Furthermore, Brian Cox originally inhabited the role of Lecter, although it was spelled “Lecktor” the first time around.

Anyway, when it came time to get the followup off the ground,
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Mindhunter: Your Netflix Obsession Has (Terrifying) Roots in Reality

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Netflix debuted a new psychological thriller recently with Mindhunter, a 10-episode drama based on the true crime book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit. So, is it based on a true story? Pretty much. The three main characters on Mindhunter are based on real people, though they aren't exact copies. The two FBI special agents from the bureau's Behavioral Science Unit are Holden Ford and Bill Tench, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, respectively. Those two men are based on John E. Douglas (who co-authored the book on which Mindhunter is based) and Robert K. Ressler. Douglas, now 72 years old, is one of the first criminal profilers in the United States. After serving in the Air Force, he went to work for the FBI in 1970 - first as a sniper in the Swat team and later as a hostage negotiator. In 1977, he transferred to the Behavioral
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Jodie Foster Lifts The Lid On ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ At BFI – Q&A

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Jodie Foster Lifts The Lid On ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ At BFI – Q&A
Jodie Foster declared that The Silence Of The Lambs is a "timeless" film that is still "relevant" today as she introduced the Jonathan Demme-directed movie to an audience at the British Film Institute (BFI). In a wide-ranging Q&A on Friday to promote the re-release of the film in the UK, Foster, who played FBI trainee Clarice Starling in the 1991 movie, lifted the lid on the challenges of making the film, the casting of Anthony Hopkins as well as details of her latest…
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Win ‘Westworld’ Season One On DVD

Without rules or limitations, who will you become when exploring your wildest fantasies? From series creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight), Lisa Joy (Burn Notice, Pushing Daisies), and produced by J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions and Kilter Films, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings HBO’s most-watched new series Westworld: Season One to Blu-ray™, DVD and groundbreaking 4K Ultra HD on November 6, 2017. To celebrate the release, we have three copies of the series to give away on DVD.

Westworld is also the first ever scripted TV series to be released on 4K Ultra HD as the box set contains all 10 episodes plus immersive never-before-seen special features, including three all new featurettes and a gag reel.

Based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton (ER, Jurassic Park), Westworld: Season One is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and evolution of sin. Set at the
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Gotham Season 4 Episode 7 Review – ‘A Day in the Narrows’

Martin Carr reviews the seventh episode of Gotham season 4…

That Bruce Wayne finally turns into a socialite bad ass this episode is to be celebrated. Combine that with the turning of the tide within Gotham’s Gcpd and episode seven is definitely down and dirty. Bloodletting, police brutality and dream sequence beatings all feed into this darker edged season four where a pig butcher reigns supreme. Forty severed hog heads being wheeled into headquarters sets the tone for a messy three-quarters of an hour.

Relations between Bullock and Gordon reach a head, turn a corner and level out by the credit sequence, where the morally upstanding cop reads his partner a riot act. Penguin is ineffectual window dressing being there for more theatrical purposes than anything impactful or concrete. Bruce Wayne’s darkness comes out in full force when he goes out looking for reasons to confront a pent-up aggression which needs an outlet.
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