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‘Pieces’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Brana, Edmund Purdom, Ian Sera, Paul L. Smith, Jack Taylor, Gerard Tichy, May Heatherly | Written by Dick Randall, Roberto Loyola | Directed by Juan Piquer Simón

Pieces is one of those movies that horror fans instantly fall in love with. While some would write it off as just another bad movie, others will love those moments of unintentional humour, especially from the dubbed version. This is what makes the Arrow Video Pieces: Limited Edition release on Blu-ray so much fun.

When a murderer stars killing off female students on a Boston college campus, the bodies soon start piling up. With body parts missing it seems that the killer is putting forming an interesting puzzle, but can they be stopped before they complete their work?

With a killer that is straight out of the Giallo genre, but a chainsaw that brings even more gore,
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 11 – Waxwork Records, FiveFingerTees, Star Wars Books, Hero Complex Gallery & More!

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Welcome back for Day 11 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For our second-to-last day of this year’s Gift Guide, we’re going to be featuring several great cult films that arrived on Blu-ray in 2016, as well as Star Wars books, a ton of horror-themed enamel pins, the amazing artwork of Hero Complex Gallery, FiverFingerTees, and much more!

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with
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October Horrors Day 31 – Pieces (1982)

Pieces, 1982.

Directed by J. P. Simon.

Starring Christopher George, Edmund Purdom, Paul L. Smith and Linda Day.

Synopsis:

Ten-year-old Timmy is scolded by his mother for playing with a rather saucy jigsaw, whereupon Timmy violently and suddenly kills his mother with an axe. Forty years later, a serial killer is stalking a university campus, butchering college girls with a chainsaw. Soon detectives desperate to catch the killer send in an undercover officer to find the murderer hiding amongst the campus staff before he can strike again.

So dear readers here we are October 31st, Halloween, and sadly the end of the road for this year’s cavalcade of horror.

We’ve had a lot of fun looking at films with zombies, chainsaw-wielding wise-asses, flesh eating parasites, creepy pop-up books, knife-wielding psychopaths, Mark Duplass, and much more. I’ve enjoyed watching all these films and I’ve loved writing about them,
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September 6th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Haunted Honeymoon and Hammer Films Double Features

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Now that September is finally underway, you can expect to see a lot of horror and sci-fi offerings making their way to Blu-ray and DVD from now until Halloween. This Tuesday, we have a handful of selections to look forward to, including a double dose of Hammer Films double features, Haunted Honeymoon (directed by and starring the late, great Gene Wilder), and a trio of new releases: The Neighbor, Tale of Tales, and The Ones Below.

Other notable home entertainment releases for September 6th include Supernatural: Season 11, The Flash: Season Two, The Dead Room, The Darkness, and Night of the Living Deb.

Hammer Films Double Feature: Revenge of Frankenstein & The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (Mill Creek Entertainment, Blu-ray)

For more than four decades, Hammer Films’ unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this impeccable collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer Imagination!
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New Release Date for Gene Wilder’s Haunted Honeymoon Blu-ray

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Earlier this week, we lost one of the world's great sources of laughter, joy, and creative wonder with the passing of Gene Wilder. While Wilder and his endearing benevolence will be sorely missed, his comedic genius will live on through his work, including 1986's Haunted Honeymoon, which will now be released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber a bit sooner than originally expected.

Blu-ray.com reports that Kino Lorber will release their Haunted Honeymoon Blu-ray on September 6th, bumping it up from its initially scheduled September 27th debut.

Wilder co-wrote, directed, and starred in Haunted Honeymoon alongside his wife, the late, great Gilda Radner. According to Amazon, the special features for the Blu-ray will include trailers, and you can view the cover art and synopsis below.

In addition to Haunted Honeymoon, Kino Lorber has also moved the Blu-ray release of another Gene Wilder film, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother,
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The In-Laws

This Alan Arkin-Peter Falk show is finally being recognized as a comedy mini-masterpiece. Afraid of offending his daughter's future father-in-law, a dentist is sucked into a nightmare of crime and jeopardy, as a jolly Chinese airline whisks him away to a rendezvous with danger in a Latin American dictatorship. It's a gem of sustained mirth. The In-Laws Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 823 1979 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 103 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date July 5, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Penny Peyser, Arlene Golonka, Michael Lembeck, Paul Lawrence Smith, Ed Begley Jr., James Hong, Barbara Dana, David Paymer. Cinematography David M. Walsh Film Editor Robert E. Swink Original Music John Morris Written by Andrew Bergman Produced by Arthur Miller, William Sackheim Directed by Arthur Hiller

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Good grief, I had no idea that Albert Brooks and Michael Douglas remade this movie back in
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Harker’s Hits: New Releases March 2016

Harker’s Hits: New Releases March 2016
Some fun stuff dropping this month! A gory ’80s slasher, a thoughtful Sci-Fi epic, Lego superheroes, and More. Yes. More. No lie. Needle in my eye, etc. More.

The Peanuts Movie

Hailed by both critics and audiences, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the entire gang hit the big screen in their first 3D foray last year. Extras include featurettes like “You Never Grow Up, Charlie Brown,” “6 Snoopy Snippets,” and Meghan Trainor’s video for “Better When I’m Dancin’.” You know you want to revisit your youth. You know you want to fly with the Red Baron! You know you want to dance with Meghan Trainor!

$19.99 Buy The Peanuts Movie

Victor Frankenstein

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, and the X-men’s Professor X, James McAvoy, join forces to breathe new life (so to speak) into one of the greatest horror stories ever told. Told from Igor’s perspective, this
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March 1st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Pieces, The Boy, Intruders

Happy March, everyone! This month’s home entertainment offerings are starting off with the proverbial bang as there seems to be a little something for every genre fan arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Scream Factory is releasing both The Boy and Narcopolis on both formats this week, and Kino Lorber is resurrecting a pair of cult classics in HD as well: Gog (3D) and Transformations. Grindhouse Releasing has assembled an incredible Blu set for their release of Pieces, and the recent home invasion thriller, Intruders, makes its way onto DVD on March 1st.

For those of you who have made the leap to 4K, both The Last Witch Hunter and Mad Max: Fury Road are getting a special 4K release on Tuesday and other notable titles making their way home this first week of March include Zoombies, The Sinful Dwarf, The Fear of Darkness, Scream at the Devil,
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Revoltin’ Reviews: Pieces, The Mutilator, and The Vincent Price Collection III

Revoltin’ Reviews: Pieces, The Mutilator, and The Vincent Price Collection III
This one’s going to be a cake walk, creeps: two vintage 80s slasher flicks and some Vincent Price. Sometimes ancient talismans procured in questionable eBay lots really do work as advertised!

Pieces

• Release Date: Available March 1st on Special edition Blu-ray (2 Blu-rays + CD)

• Written By: Dick Randall, Joe D’Amato

• Directed By: Juan Piquer Simón

• Starring: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Paul L. Smith

Pieces had a weird effect on me when I first saw it. I remember thinkin’ it was one of the greatest slasher films I’d e’er slapped my eerie eyeballs upon, as it pretty much had everything that makes the genre so outrageous, only amped up to the nth degree. I also remember thinkin’ “Man, I need to own this film right away; it’s the bat’s knees!” I then sat down, ate a slice of pizza (maybe it was a sandwich…
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Blu-ray Review: Sonny Boy (Scream Factory)

Sonny Boy is not a “feel-good” movie. I’ll just go ahead and get that out of the way right now. It’s actually kind of a drag. That’s not to say that it isn’t a well-made and effective movie, because it is, but man, was that movie hard to watch. In the interest of full-disclosure, this was my first time viewing this horribly mean, morally reprehensible little movie, featuring David Carradine in drag. I spoke with Jimmy Terror prior to watching, and he had basically the same issue as I did. It’s a good-ass movie, but it makes you feel like shit. Similar in that regard to movies like Last House on the Left, or Last House on Dead End Street, there is obviously talent behind, and in front of the camera, with a unique, albeit gut-wrenching screenplay, and excellent performances from most involved.

So what
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Fright At Home Reviews: Sonny Boy, The Last Witch Hunter, Burroughs: The Movie and More!!

This week sees two Fright At Home articles because, to be honest, we’ve seen quite a few films lately, ones that have stayed in our heads. This one also sees a documentary about one of the greatest writers of all time, William S. Burroughs. We’ve got quite a few films to cover in this one, and we’re excited to tell you Fright Fanatics all about them. Read on!

Sonny Boy (Dir. Robert Martin Carroll)

One of the craziest films I’ve ever seen, Robert martin Carroll’s Sonny Boy is like a coked-up look at family and insanity. Revolving around a very unconventional family full of colorful characters, the film follows “Sonny Boy”, a kind-napped baby who over the years, grows up and is stored in a cage. Beaten and having his tongue cut out by the demented Slue (Midnight Express) , Sonny Boy years for an escape
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Grindhouse Releasing Sending ’80s classic Pieces to Bluray This March in Epic 3-Disc Special Edition!

Very few films hit my blood soaked heart as hard as Juan Piquer Simón’s slasher classic, Pieces. It’s such an excellent film, one that every horror fan should experience at least once in their lifetime. Thanks to the always kick-ass gang at Grindhouse Releasing, horror fans who have been aching for a special edition of the 1982 gorefest can now celebrate, with the announcement of an epic March 1st release of a 3-Disc collector’s edition of the film, complete with a massive list of special features, as well as a limited edition puzzle that comes along with the first 3,000 copies of the film (fans buying the film from DiabolikDVD will also receive the film on February 23rd, earlier than those who purchase it from other sites/stores). The pre-orders for the film (DiabolikDVD and Amazon) are already selling like crazy, so be sure to jump on this one,
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January 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Sonny Boy, Jack’S Back, Survival Knife

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January’s home entertainment releases end on a quiet note as there are only a handful of genre-related Blu-ray and DVDs making their way home this Tuesday. Scream Factory has a double dose of horror coming our way on January with Jack’s Back (featuring James Spader) and Sonny Boy (starring the legendary David Carradine), and Wild Eye Releasing is serving up two indie horror flicks on DVD as well, Serial Kaller and Survival Knife.

Jack’s Back (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

One hundred years ago, Jack the Ripper slashed his way through London’s red light district. Now, a modern-day maniac is honoring the event by mutilating L.A. ’s ladies of the evening. Has Jack the Ripper been reborn? The police are stumped and the prostitutes of L.A. are scared. The only person with a chance of solving the murders has a problem of his
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Contest: Win Sonny Boy on Blu-ray

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A couple played by Paul L. Smith and David Carradine use cruel and unusual parenting methods in Sonny Boy. Ahead of the film's January 26th home media debut from Scream Factory, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Sonny Boy.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Sonny Boy Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 29th. 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.

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From the press release: A wickedly off-beat tale of family love gone berserk, the provocative cult classic Sonny Boy makes its home entertainment debut on January 26th,
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Sonny Boy Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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A couple played by Paul L. Smith and David Carradine use cruel and unusual parenting methods in Sonny Boy. Ahead of the film's January 26th home media debut from Scream Factory, we have Blu-ray clips and a trailer from Robert Martin Carroll's 1989 horror film.

From the press release: A wickedly off-beat tale of family love gone berserk, the provocative cult classic Sonny Boy makes its home entertainment debut on January 26th, 2016 from Scream Factory. Featuring a shattering, unforgettable performance from David Carradine (Kill Bill) and powerful supporting turns from Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express, Crimewave) and Brad Dourif (Child’s Play, The Exorcist III), Sonny Boy features the unrated cut and comes loaded with bonus features, including a new audio commentary with director Robert Martin Carroll, new audio commentary with writer Graeme Whifler, a digital file of the first draft of the script, and the original theatrical trailer.
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Sonny Boy | Blu-ray Review

Shout Factory unveils a neglected cult item with its recuperation of Sonny Boy, a tawdry late 1980s obscurity with some awesome Wtf grotesqueries. Although its creators, both then and now, insist on the narrative’s notable subtexts as an allegory on child abuse and toxic familial allegiance, the film is never quite elevated beyond its grindhouse elements. Notably, David Carradine stars as a redneck transvestite (whose gender identity remains undefined) as the caring part of a vicious hillbilly couple who raise a kidnapped orphan to kill and rob members of the local rural community. Its lurid set-up should definitely interest cineastes who can appreciate a bit of tastelessness in their exploitation films, but Robert Martin Carroll’s provocative directorial debut devolves into a surreal fairy tale with an undernourished finale.

In 1970 New Mexico, small time criminal Weasel (Brad Dourif) murders two tourists staying in an isolated motel, not realizing there
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Pieces Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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As diehard horror fans know, Leatherface wasn't the only cinematic killer to rev up a chainsaw, as evidenced by 1982's Pieces, a cult slasher film hitting shelves as a special three-disc Blu-ray on February 23rd from Grindhouse Releasing:

From Diabolik DVD: "Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the sickest and most violent of all the early '80s slasher movies. A psychopathic killer stalks a Boston campus, brutally slaughtering nubile young college co-eds, collecting body parts from each victim to create the likeness of his mother who he savagely murdered with an axe when he was ten years old! Pieces is a wild, unrated gorefest, with enough splatter and sleaze to shock the most jaded horror fan.

Special Features

- Two complete versions of this shocking gore classic:

Pieces (83 min.) - the original, unrated U.S. theatrical version, presented in English

Mil Gritos Tiene La Noche (86 min.) - the original uncensored director's cut,
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Sonny Boy Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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A couple played by Paul L. Smith and David Carradine use cruel and unusual parenting methods on their kidnapped kid in Robert Martin Carroll's Sonny Boy. Ahead of the film's January 26th home media debut from Scream Factory, we have release details and a look at the Blu-ray's cover art.

Press Release: A wickedly off-beat tale of family love gone berserk, the provocative cult classic Sonny Boy makes its home entertainment debut on January 26th 2016 from Scream Factory. Featuring a shattering, unforgettable performance from David Carradine (Kill Bill) and powerful supporting turns from Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express, Crimewave) and Brad Dourif (Child’s Play, The Exorcist III), Sonny Boy features the unrated cut and comes loaded with bonus features, including a new audio commentary with director Robert Martin Carroll, new audio commentary with writer Graeme Whifler, a digital file of the first draft of the script, and the original theatrical trailer.
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Cult Classic Sonny Boy Gets January Bluray Release Via Scream Factory

Robert Martin Carroll’s 1989 shocker Sonny Boy is one odd film. Displaying one of David Carradine’s most memorable roles as a kidnapping transvestite, the film is an off-kilter horror gem, teaming Carradine with Crimewave star Paul L. Smith and the always entertaining Brad Dourif (Child’S Play, The Exorcist III) for a tale of violence and revenge. It’s a movie that you have to experience to believe, and thanks to the gang at Scream Factory, January 26th is the day that you fright fanatics will get the chance to do just that, with a brand new Bluray release that features two brand new commentaries and a digital copy of the film’s screenplay (awesome, right?!).

In a remote desert town, a psychopathic petty crook (Smith) and his transvestite girlfriend (Carradine) kidnap an orphaned infant, cage it like an animal, and train it to steal and kill on their command.
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Blu-ray Release Dates for The Serpent And The Rainbow and The Guardian

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With Halloween right around the corner, the folks at Scream Factory already have their sights set on the new year with January Blu-ray release dates set for Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow, William Friedkin's The Guardian, and more.

Scream Factory will release The Serpent and the Rainbow Collector's Edition Blu-ray (originally scheduled to come out this past summer) on January 26th. The company has also slated The Guardian Blu-ray for a January 19th debut and set a January 26th release date for the James Spader-starring Jack's Back Blu-ray / DVD.

Also coming out on Blu-ray in January from the diligent distributor is 1989's Sonny Boy (January 26th) and a double feature of The House Where Evil Dwells and Ghost Warrior (January 5th).

Due out next spring is the Blu-ray debut of 2000's Cherry Falls. Official details and a look at the
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