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New on Blu-ray and DVD! November 14, 2017

Folks, it's a huge week for home releases so let's just dive right in, shall we? First up is this great set of Romero films from Arrow called "George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn" which collects all the fledgling filmmaker's films following Night of the Living Dead.

Titles in the set include Always Vanilla, Romero's sophomore 1971 directorial effort, 1972's Season of the Witch and The Crazies which saw Romero returning to more straight horror territory as a small rural town finding itself in the grip of an infection which send its hosts into a violent, h [Continued ...]
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The Bottom Shelf: Damnation Alley and George A. Romero: Between Night And Dawn

Nick Aldwinckle Nov 27, 2017

Our latest round-up of genre DVDs and Blu-rays covers George A Romero, Damnation Alley and more...

With real life’s ridiculous news stories almost beyond parody, it seems fitting that 2017 was the year we saw George A. Romero, the master of satirical zombie tomfoolery, responsible for horror classics from Dawn Of The Dead through to Tales From The Dark Side, shuffle off this mortal coil. To commemorate three of Romero’s less celebrated early movies, Arrow Video has released the intriguing Between Night And Dawn set on Bluray, with ample extras to sate the most eager fanboy/girl.

First up, and by far the movie most will know (perhaps due to its 2010 remake), 1973's The Crazies plays out almost like a retread of Romero's 1968 debut Night Of The Living Dead, with a group of townsfolk again subject to a dodgy violence-inducing substance whilst military jackanapes try and control the epidemic.
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November 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection, Hellraiser SteelBook, The Paul Naschy Collection II

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We have another busy week of home releases to look forward to, with an array of films that hit a bunch of different subgenres. For those who may have missed it in theaters earlier this year, you can now catch up with Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde this Tuesday, and if you missed seeing it online this fall, Amityville: The Awakening hits both Blu-ray and DVD as well.

For you cult cinema fans out there, I hope your wallets are ready for some serious damage, as there are a ton of great offerings coming home on November 14th, including the gorgeous limited edition Hellraiser Steelbook, The Paul Naschy Collection II, J.D.’s Revenge, and Arrow’s stunning Blu-ray set honoring one of horror’s true greats—George A. Romero—that features HD releases of Season of the Witch, There’s Always Vanilla, and The Crazies.

Other notable
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Competition: Win a ‘George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn’ Boxset

To celebrate the release of George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn – out on Dual Format 23rd October – we are giving away the box set courtesy of Arrow Video.

Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur.

The three films collected in this box set – two early Seventies ‘lost films’ and a classic plague panic thriller – show there’s more to the legendary director than simply gut-munching ghouls. The comedy romance There’s Always Vanilla, psychological thriller Season of the Witch, and infection horror The Crazies – all filmed in and around Pittsburgh – serve to display the broader thematic
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Giveaway – Win George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn box set

To celebrate the release of George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn – out now on Dual Format – we are giving away the box set courtesy of Arrow Video.

Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur.

The three films collected in this box set – two early Seventies ‘lost films’ and a classic plague panic thriller – show there’s more to the legendary director than simply gut-munching ghouls. The comedy romance There’s Always Vanilla, psychological thriller Season of the Witch, and infection horror The Crazies – all filmed in and around Pittsburgh – serve to display the broader thematic concerns
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Full Release Details for Arrow Video’s George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection & Hellraiser SteelBook

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This November, Arrow Video is giving horror fans a lot to be thankful for with several Blu-ray releases that are highly anticipated, including the George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn collection and the Hellraiser 30th anniversary SteelBook, and we have full release details on both holiday wish list items:

Press Release: Winter chills just mean that it's November, and Arrow Video are set to heat things up with a George Romero box set, a blaxploitation chiller, classic horror in steelbook form, a modern-day Russian black comedy, and a cult thriller directed by Steve Buscemi! With plenty of lavish packaging and limited edition items, Christmas has come early for film collectors!

Legendary horror cinema innovator, George A Romero, is responsible for arguably the most influential zombie films of all time. But he doesn't just make undead epics, and the three films collected here in the box set George Romero
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*Updated* George A. Romero to be Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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A cornerstone and true gentleman of the horror genre who is unfortunately no longer with us, George A. Romero's legacy will live on forever through his seminal work and infectious good nature, and those priceless traits will be commemorated today when the late Master of Horror receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Updated: We've now been provided with official details on the Walk of Fame ceremony, which will include guest speakers Edgar Wright and Greg Nicotero, as well as a statement from Romero's manager and friend, Chris Roe, who was instrumental in ensuring that Romero received the star that he truly deserves.

Here's what Roe, who is the director of the Romero Star Campaign, had to say about the ceremony:

"It has been a very long journey to make this day happen and so many have given their support. With George’s star ceremony on Hollywood Blvd.
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Blu-ray Review – George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (1971 – 1973)

George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn, 1971 – 1973.

Directed by George A. Romero.

Starring Lynn Lowry, Raymond Laine, Jan White, Judith Ridley, Will MacMillan, Richard Liberty, Anne Muffly, and Bill Hinzman.

Synopsis:

A collection of three Romero films There’s Always Vanilla (1971), Season of the Witch (1972) and The Crazies (1973) created between Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).

When George Romero passed away in July this year, the film world lost one of its true innovators. A film maker not afraid to try different styles and forms, Romero was best known as the ‘King of the Zombies’ with 1968’s mixture of horror and social allegory Night of the Living Dead a starting point for generations of horror aficionados and independent film makers.

As this collection clearly displays, Romero was equally proficient in other genres. Providing an illuminating lesson in the director’s output between his breakthrough film
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Breathe movie review: paralyzed but determined to be mobile (#LFF2017)

MaryAnn’s quick take… A romance and a real-life adventure, full of life-and-death peril and unexpected cheerful good humor, about a pioneer in disability rights and dignity. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You’ll be dead in two weeks,” growls an unsympathetic doctor to Robin Cavendish, stricken with polio and unable to breathe on his own, as his wife, Diana, springs him from a British hospital. Apparently this was the way things were: Someone like Robin, paralyzed from the neck down and utterly dependent on a respirator, was expected to simply lie in a hospital bed for the rest of his life, presumed to be no more than a few months anyway. I suppose that cantankerous doctor had his patient’s best interests at heart, since no one in Robin’s condition had ever survived outside a hospital before.
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Michael Bay & Platinum Dunes set sights on Duel/Joy Ride inspired thriller Big Rig

Producer Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes just snatched up a pitch from writer Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch (review)) called Big Rig. And THR refers to the new thriller as a nod to Steven Spielberg’s classic Duel. What, did… Continue Reading →

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Mick Garris is Pretty Sure a ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel is Finally Being Developed

Mick Garris is Pretty Sure a ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel is Finally Being Developed
Twenty four years later, the Sanderson Sisters may soon be coming back. John Carpenter’s Halloween. Trick ‘r Treat. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. There are some movies that you just *have* to watch every October, and 1993’s Hocus Pocus is most definitely one of them. Rumors of a sequel to the Mick Garris-penned film […]
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First trailer for The Child in Time starring Benedict Cumberbatch

With the Autumn season of programming quickly approaching, BBC One has given us the first teaser for their new drama The Child in Time, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The TV movie is based upon Ian McEwan’s novel from 1987 and sees Cumberbatch as Stephen Lewis, a famous children’s author whose life is forever changed when is daughter is kidnapped during a routine trip to the supermarket. Take a look at the trailer here…

Benedict Cumberbatch is joined in the cast of The Child in Time by Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) as Lewis’ estranged wife, and Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job, Season of the Witch) and Saskia Reeves (Anna, A Christmas Carol) as his two best friends.
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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Shares Feelings On 1990 Adaptation

‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Shares Feelings On 1990 Adaptation
Twenty-seven years ago, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch director Tommy Lee Wallace introduced us to Pennywise on the small screen with It, the original mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel. With Andy Muschietti’s new adaptation arriving next month, you may be wondering what the Mama director thinks of the 1990 iteration. Well wonder no […]
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George A. Romero – “Between Night and Dawn” Coming on Blu-ray October 23rd from Arrow Video

There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur… Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. George A. Romero – “Between Night and Dawn” will be released on Blu-ray October 23rd from Arrow Video

There’S Always Vanilla (1971)

Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.

Season Of The Witch (1972)

Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.

The Crazies (1973)

A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy

When George A. Romero passed away in July,
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George Romero Was a Legend Who Never Got the Respect He Deserved

George Romero Was a Legend Who Never Got the Respect He Deserved
George A. Romero rarely had it easy. From the beginning, he faced obstacles to getting his vision on screen and condemnation once he succeeded in doing so. It took him 20 years to make his way into the big leagues, yet faced frustrating interference once he did. Yet today, the work endures. He never abandoned his vision, even when it prevented him from having an easier time of the process, and his movies, once attacked as grotesque exploitation, are now properly celebrated as landmarks of cinematic horror.

Indeed, Romero not invented more than a new and enduring kind of zombie movie when he directed “Night of the Living Dead” 50 years ago; in many ways, he invented independent horror cinema as we know it. There had been lots of off-Hollywood fright films before “Night” hit screens in 1968, of course—even some showcasing graphic if cheaply executed gore, like the Herschell Gordon Lewis flicks.
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers George A. Romero

Chicago – The man that practically invented the modern Zombie film genre had met his own demise. Director George A. Romero passed away on July 16th, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was 77. Romero launched a whole new wave of horror with “Night of the Living Dead” in 1968, and put Pittsburgh (Pa) on the film location map.

George A. Romero Shoots a Scene for ‘Night of the Living Dead

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He was born in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, which began his Pittsburgh connection. He stayed there afterwards, and formed Image Ten Productions, which shot commercials and (famously) a segment for the broadcast-from-Pittsburgh “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” On a shoestring budget and using local settings, “Night of the Living Dead” was released in 1968. Directed and co-written (with John Russo) by Romero, it would immediately cause a sensation in the horror genre. After some cult
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George A Romero dies, aged 77

Tony Sokol Jul 17, 2017

Director George A Romero, who changed horror films forever, has died at the age of 77.

The legendary director George A Romero, who changed the landscape of horror films with his low-budget, independent black and white 1968 zombie masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, has died at the age of 77.

According to a statement from his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald, Romero died Sunday in his sleep while listening to the soundtrack of one his favorite films, The Quiet Man from 1952, following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.” Romero was surrounded by family, his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero.

What a body of work he leaves behind.

Night Of The Living Dead was made by Romero and his friends in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000 and went on to become an iconic statement of horror, pulling in $30 million. The movie was based on Richard Matheson
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Hollywood Horror Legend George Romero Dies at 77

Hollywood Horror Legend George Romero Dies at 77
Pioneering director George Romero died on Sunday, at the age of 77, after a battle with lung cancer.

His manager Chris Roe tells Et in a statement, "Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of 'The Quiet Man,' one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side. He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.'

In 1968, his revolutionary film Night of the Living Dead single-handedly launched the zombie film genre. Shot in black and white, it focuses on a group of people trapped in farmhouse as the undead begin wandering the earth. The film is notable for its gory special effects and featuring an African-American protagonist, a rarity
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George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Director, Dies at 77

George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Director, Dies at 77
George A. Romero, who launched the zombie film genre with his 1968 “Night of the Living Dead,” died on Sunday, Variety has confirmed. He was 77.

The director died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his manager Chris Roe.

“Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side,” the statement said. “He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”

Made in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000, “Night of the Living Dead” made $30 million and became a cult classic. Romero’s friends and associates in his Image Ten production company pooled their funds
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