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January 19th has some really unique home entertainment releases that should make fans of cult cinema happier than Jason Voorhees on the first day of summer camp. Scream Factory is debuting William Friedkin’s The Guardian on Blu-ray this week and one of my personal favorites from my childhood, The Ice Pirates, is also getting an HD overhaul, courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection.
Vinegar Syndrome is also keeping themselves busy with a duo of cult classic releases, Nightmare Weekend and Luther the Geek, and for those of you sci-fi TV fans, season one of 12 Monkeys as well as the final season of Continuum arrive on Blu and DVD this Tuesday as well.
William Friedkin, the Academy Award winning director of The Exorcist, delivers a new kind of fairy tale for adults. A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. »
- Heather Wixson
A babysitter has evil intentions in William Friedkin's The Guardian, making its Blu-ray debut tomorrow from Scream Factory. Ahead of the movie's new home media release, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Guardian.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "The Guardian Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 24th. 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.
A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. »
- Derek Anderson
Years after making an indelible mark on the horror genre with The Exorcist, William Friedkin returned to the scarier side of cinema in 1990 with The Guardian. Ahead of its January 19th release, we have high-definition clips and a trailer teasing Scream Factory's Blu-ray debut of the film.
A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare.
In his first horror film since The Exorcist, Oscar®-winning* director William Friedkin spins a terrifying tale based on every parent's worst fear. Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero) portrays the enchanting guardian who enters the home of new parents Dwier Brown (Red Dragon) and Carey Lowell (Licence to Kill »
- Derek Anderson
Sir Anthony Hopkins’ performance as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs is seen as one of the finest of the last 30 years. That’s why he picked up the Best Actor Academy Award for his work. However, when he returned as the character for Hannibal and Red Dragon, the reaction was less impressive. And now the Welsh actor admitted he shouldn’t have reprised the role. Anthony Hopkins made this admission to The Wrap, confessing that because of the mixed response to both 2001’s Hannibal and 2002’s Red Dragon he no longer has any interest in playing the character. He said: I did it once. Made the mistake of doing it twice – three times. The Silence Of The Lambs is okay. It was a good film. When Sir Antony Hopkins was pushed for an answer on whether he’d »
Anthony Hopkins won an Academy Award for playing Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” but he wishes he hadn’t portrayed the killer again in “Hannibal” and “Red Dragon.” “I did it once,” Hopkins told TheWrap of his iconic role. “Made the mistake of doing it twice — three times. ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ is okay. It was a good film.” Asked whether he would ever play Lecter again, Hopkins said simply, “No.” When asked why not, he expressed his regret at having made 2001 sequel, “Hannibal,” and 2002 prequel, “Red Dragon.” Also Read: Why Starz Doesn't Want Its Own. »
- Daniel Holloway
2015 saw the start (or at least official dubbing) of #PeakTV, a recognition of the wealth of excellent television available to fans of the medium. This is reflected in PopOptiq’s staff list for the year: While our site-wide list separated neatly into a consensus just-over Top 20, 50 separate series received votes. Series from each of the networks and a wide range of cable channels and streaming services were nominated, showing just how wide an array of viewing options are available, and the variety of topic, tone, and theme of the series comprising the list is truly refreshing. 2015 is the year the glut of quality television threatened to overwhelm even the biggest TV fans. Here are the 20+ that stood out to our staff.
Premiering in February, The Jinx captivated viewers with its at first cordial and eventually chilling portrait of Robert Durst, »
6 items from 2016
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