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Black Friday Week: Home Video Deals for Monday, November 20th

The Black Friday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals have already started rolling out across the web and in some stores, and over the next few weeks I’ll be gathering my picks for the best deals here on the site in daily updates.

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go.

These are all affiliate links, and a portion of any sales made will go to helping the CriterionCast.

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Good Guys Finish First: Don Mancini’S Durably Deranged Killer Doll Returns In Cult Of Chucky

Let’s talk memorable movie killers for a second. Since Mrs. Bates first slashed her way through the shower curtain in Room 1 of that roadside motel in Psycho (1960), franchise-minded murderers have had a hard time of it in the consistency department, regardless of how strong they may have lunged out of the gate. Established classics of the genre, like Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street have all given birth to an array of sequels, remakes and reboots that may have extended their nasty protagonists’ shelf life, but none could approach their origins in terms of frights or filmmaking quality.

The exception to this rule of inconsistency and ever-diminishing returns in serial killer movie franchises seems to be the maniac who may have been the most unlikely to succeed, or certainly to endure, to begin with. He would be Charles Lee Ray (played with customary intensity
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Horror Highlights: The Terminator Board Game, Camera Obscura Vinyl Soundtrack Contest, Scream Factory’s 5th Anniversary, Rift

He promised that he'd be back, and Space Goat Productions is making good on the T-800's promise with their official board game based on James Cameron's The Terminator, which is now available to pre-order. In today's Horror Highlights, we're also giving Daily Dead readers the chance to win a Camera Obscura soundtrack on vinyl, and we have details on Breaking Glass Pictures acquiring North American rights to Rift and information on how Scream Factory will be celebrating their fifth anniversary.

The Terminator: The Official Board Game: Press Release: "(June 14th, 2017 - Bellingham, Wa) - Space Goat Productions has launched pre-orders for The Terminator™: The Official Board Game, based off of the iconic 1984 film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pre-orders will be available via Backerkit and will give consumers access to exclusive discounts for 30 days.

The original Terminator Kickstarter made almost 200% of its goal,
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Nocturnal Visions: ‘After Hours’ meets ‘Into The Night’

A new video posits both films happened the same night, and we believe it.

Perry’s Note: Today I’m handing over one of my time slots to Dutch filmmaker and all-round creative animal Peet Gelderblom, who in his latest video essay argues that Martin Scorsese’s cult classic After Hours and John Landis’ little-seen gem Into The Night are East Coast and West Coast chronicles of the very same night in 1985. Sounds off the wall? Well, off the wall is just another day at the office for Gelderblom, who earlier pitted Hitchcock against De Palma in a Split Screen Bloodbath; who put God in the same room with Satan in a mammoth mash-up compiled from two dozen movies; who made Kermit cry and Werner Herzog talk funny and whose fan edit of Raising Cain became a De Palma approved Director’s Cut.

Check out the video here, and Gelderblom’s written intro below:

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Omg! Oscars, Muriels and Gelderblom’S “Pretty Messed Up”!

So, going into the final stretch before the Oscars are announced, I have a question: if you like—no, love this year’s front-running La La Land, does that make you a bad person, or just deluded? Don’t laugh—there may be people at your own Oscar party who will have already come to their own conclusion on that conundrum. This year’s presumptive favorite is so presumptive that people are talking about the film as if it had already won and are projecting as to whether it’s an enduring classic or just another meh-fest to be thrown on the mediocrity pile along with Crash, Chicago, Argo, The Artist and about half of the rest of Oscar’s Best Picture winners since the Academy started handing out awards at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929. It is hard to deny, no matter how much you like or dislike La La Land,
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‘Raising Cain’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Teri Austin, Gabrielle Carteris | Written and Directed by Brian De Palma

One of the reasons I enjoy Arrow Video releases are the love they give to underrated movies. While this is my first time watching Raising Cain, it is fair to say that after watching it I’m surprised it doesn’t get more praise. Maybe the new Director’s Cut that is included will change that… for this release at least.

When Carter (John Lithgow) reports his wife Jenny (Lolita Davidovich) missing to the police, it is soon revealed that her lover Jack (Steven Bauer) may have killed her. When Carter is recognised by an old retired cop though for his likeness to Dr. Nix a discredited doctor believed to be dead, his story comes under scrutiny as does the possible connection to recent
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Blu-ray Review – Raising Cain (1992)

Raising Cain, 1992.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and Amanda Pombo.

Synopsis:

The wife of a respected child psychologist starts to suspect that her husband’s obsession with their daughter’s behaviour may not be very healthy.

Returning to the well of Brian De Palma movies to give their meticulous treatment the wizards at Arrow Video have turned their attention to his 1992 thriller Raising Cain, a movie sandwiched between the disappointing The Bonfire of the Vanities and the brilliant Carlito’s Way in the director’s filmography and a film that was possibly his most blatant nod to Hitchcock – and Psycho in particular – since Dressed to Kill back in 1980.

John Lithgow (Cliffhanger/Blow Out) stars as Dr. Carter Nix, a child psychologist who is married to nurse Jenny (Lolita DavidovichGods and Monsters) and who dotes
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Giveaway – Win Raising Cain on Dual Format

To celebrate the release of Raising Cain – out Dual Format 30th Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking – Wise Guys’ knockabout comedy, The Untouchables’ prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War’s Vietnam movie and The Bonfire of the Vanities’ satirical misfire – Brian De Palma returned to what he knew best, the Hitchcockian psycho-thriller, for Raising Cain.

John Lithgow plays three roles: child psychologist Carter, his evil twin brother Cain, and their Norwegian father, Dr Nix, who likes to experimental on the young. Carter’s wife is concerned that her husband isn’t quite paying their daughter the right kind of attention; she’s also having an affair which, upon discovery, threatens to send him into a psychotic rage…

A relentless blend of murder, multiple personalities, cross-dressing, crazed parents, bizarre dream sequences and stunning cinematic assurance,
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Competition: Win the Arrow Video release of ‘Raising Cain’

To celebrate the release of Raising Cain – out Dual Format 30th Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking – Wise Guys’ knockabout comedy, The Untouchables’ prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War’s Vietnam movie and The Bonfire of the Vanities’ satirical misfire – Brian De Palma returned to what he knew best, the Hitchcockian psycho-thriller, for Raising Cain.

John Lithgow plays three roles: child psychologist Carter, his evil twin brother Cain, and their Norwegian father, Dr Nix, who likes to experimental on the young. Carter’s wife is concerned that her husband isn’t quite paying their daughter the right kind of attention; she’s also having an affair which, upon discovery, threatens to send him into a psychotic rage…

A relentless blend of murder, multiple personalities, cross-dressing, crazed parents, bizarre dream sequences and stunning cinematic assurance,
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Split review

James McAvoy adopts a variety of personas in Split, a thriller best watched for Anya Taylor-Joy's hypnotic performance, Ryan writes...

After 2015‘s The Visit, writer-director-producer M Night Shyamalan again teams with indie studio Blumhouse to make another lean genre piece, albeit rather less sinewy than that twisty, blackly comic found-footage flick. In Split, James McAvoy wears a variety outfits as Kevin a sufferer of dissociative personality disorder whose 23 other personalities all vie for their time “in the light”, to borrow a phrase from his psychiatrist, Dr Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley).

See related Power Rangers, boob armour, and impractical costumes

We don’t get to see every one of the fractured people tucked away in Kevin’s mind, but the ones we do meet include overbearing mother figure, Patricia; Hedwig, a nine-year-old kid who likes hip-hop; and Dennis, a chap who leers through huge spectacles like his namesake, Dennis Nilsen.
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Monte’s Favorites of 2016

To call 2016 a good year for horror would be an understatement. It was a fantastic year with a little something for every genre taste. You didn’t have to venture very far to find something that was absolutely fantastic. With great television shows like Channel Zero: Candle Cove or The Exorcist, wonderful films like The Witch and Green Room, and music from labels like Waxwork Records and Death Waltz Recording, the horror genre was finely taken care of. Here are few of the standouts for me in 2016.

Twin Peaks Vinyl Soundtrack (Death Waltz Recording / Mondo): Every single year, Death Waltz comes out with a release that makes me absolutely overjoyed. David Lynch’s films are stunning genre works. The lurid imagery, the bold characters, and the music composition within his films give Lynch’s work a unique quality. The Twin Peaks soundtrack, lovingly released by Death Waltz, comes
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Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma’s Films Get Side-by-Side Comparison in Video Essay – Watch

Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma’s Films Get Side-by-Side Comparison in Video Essay – Watch
Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma are two iconic directors that have made incredible films that are cemented in cinema history. It’s no secret that the “Carrie” helmer is a big fan of Hitchcock and over the years has used his work as source of inspiration.

In a new video essay by director and writer Peet Gelderblom, titled “Hitchcock & De Palma: Split Screen Bloodbath,” the filmmaker shows a side-by-side of Hitchcock’s “Psycho” compared to scenes from De Palma’s filmography. As we take a closer look, it’s easy to see that De Palma’s work is not an exact imitation, rather an homage to Hitchcock, re-envisioned in his own special way.

Among De Palma’s features that are used in the comparison are “Passion,” “Femme Fatale,” “Carrie,” “Phantom of the Paradise,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Dressed to Kill,” among others.

Read More: Quentin Tarantino Pays Homage to
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Firestarter Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Date & Cover Art

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Scream Factory is bringing flammable frights to Blu-ray in early 2017 with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Firestarter (based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King), and the special release now has an official debut date and new cover art.

From Scream Factory: "Here’s something hot to start off your week! The 1984 pyromania-filled thriller from Stephen King will be coming to Scream Factory in early 2017! Read on for more details:

- Official release date is March 14th.

- As announced earlier, this will branded as a "Collector's Edition" that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date).

- The newly-commissioned front-facing artwork you see pictured comes to us from The Crp Group (Dead Ringers, Raising Cain) The reverse side of the wraps will showcase the original theatrical poster art.

- Bonus features and specs are still in progress and will be announced sometime in Feb.
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Event Report: Carrie 40th Anniversary Cast & Crew Reunion Screening

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Last Friday night, Daily Dead had the distinct pleasure of attending the 40th anniversary screening of Brian De Palma’s Carrie, presented by Scream Factory, weSPARK, and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event was packed with eager fans of De Palma’s Stephen King adaptation, and there was a great Q&A after the screening hosted by Bryan Fuller, who moderated an engaging discussion between Carrie co-stars Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles, Doug Cox, Noelle North, and editor Paul Hirsch, who also collaborated with De Palma throughout his career on films including Phantom of the Paradise, The Fury, Sisters, Obsession, Blow Out, Raising Cain, and the original Mission: Impossible.

Prior to the screening, this writer had the opportunity to speak briefly with Allen—who also serves as the executive director of weSPARK—about reuniting with her Carrie family for such a truly special occasion.
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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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High school can be heaven or hell depending on your social status, and for the titular character in Brian DePalma's Carrie (based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King), life is definitely the latter. Coming out on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory on Tuesday, October 11th, Carrie is teased in high-def clips and a trailer.

From Scream Factory: "Great news! Our upcoming 40th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Carrie will include a fantastic and in-depth interview with composer Pino Donnagio--who has been responsible for scoring all sorts of great thrillers such as The Howling, Piranha, Tourist Trap, The Fan, Dressed to Kill, Raising Cain and so many more.

National street date is 10/11/16. Final List of extras again are as follows:

• New 4K Scan of the original negative and restoration

• New More Acting Carrie – featuring interviews with Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Piper Laurie,
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Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want To Miss!!

A little while back, we wrote about Twenty Essential Scream Factory Releases, which were DVD/Blurays releases that the gang at Scream Factory knocked right out of the park. It was a fun, overwhelmingly in depth project to take on, going through my Sf collection (I’m a self-proclaimed fanatic of the brand, and will continue to be) and figuring out which films and releases were ones I considered good, bad and downright Essential.It’s be a little while since that piece and the Sf crew continues to put out excellent titles, so I thought I’d do my best to turn you fright fanatics onto a few more films which I not only love, but feel like were given the “all out” treatment when it comes to home releases. Here are Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want to Miss!!

7.) The Dead Room (Dir. Jason Stutter
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The Revelations Of Raising Cain Recut

When Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain bowed in American theaters during the summer of 1992, it was anticipated by fans of the director as a welcome return to the sort of formalist genre contraption he hadn’t indulged in since the creative blow-out (forgive me) of Body Double eight years earlier. However, when the lights came up, even within the ranks of the De Palma faithful there was polarization. A handful defended it as one of the director’s masterpieces, while a greater number seemed to consider it at best middle-tier De Palma, a fully committed attempt to deal with typical De Palma-esque narrative elasticity and thematic concerns such as time, chronology and dream logic, all in the context of an examination of the morphing perimeters of American masculinity and parental responsibility which somehow, in the end, seemed as out of balance as its psychically fractured protagonist. Meanwhile, the
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Off The Shelf – Episode 103 – New Blu-ray Releases for September 13th and 20th

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the weeks of September 13th and 20th, 2016.

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September 13th

Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition The Captive Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe De Palma Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler The Exotic Dances Of Bettie Page The Fits Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection The Horrible Dr. Hichcock Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Love Me or Leave Me Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn The Monster of Piedras Blancas Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Raising Cain Road House Sin The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum Transformers: The Movie The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection Yours, Mine and Ours Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

September 20th

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition Beware!
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Contest: Win ‘Raising Cain’ Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Plus Check Out An Exclusive Bonus Feature Clip

If you watched “De Palma” this summer, you know that the terrific documentary by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow made you want to immediately want to track down all of Brian De Palma‘s films for a fresh viewing. And if you haven’t quite caught up with “Raising Cain,” we’re going to make that job a little bit easier for you, by giving away some copies of Shout!

Continue reading Contest: Win ‘Raising Cain’ Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Plus Check Out An Exclusive Bonus Feature Clip at The Playlist.
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Rejoice! Scream Factory Unleashes a Legion in the form of The Exorcist III: Collector’S Edition; Hitting Churches and Shelves This October!

Look, I’m ready for the stoning to begin, so I’ll just say it: I love The Exorcist III. Not in a “hey, I dig that movie” kind of way. More like a”It’s better than the first film” kind of way, so this news could get someone pregnant if they were nearby me right now. It seems as if the gang at Scream Factory have it out for me, with their Amazing releases of Brian de Palma’s Raising Cain, John Carpenter’s The Thing and now this bad boy. I’m having to see a therapist just to explain how every single film I adore is getting the Collector’s Edition treatment from the Shout Factory off-shoot, and my therapy bills are getting high.

Well, it would seem that the long-awaited Director’s Cut of the film (which is rumored to be much closer to Blatty’s novel,
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