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Competition: Win an exclusive Arrow Video tote bag

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To celebrate the release of American Horror Project Volume Two – out 24th June on Arrow Video – we have a limited edition tote bag available to give away.

Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of Us independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes, Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly
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Blu-ray Review – American Horror Project Vol. 2

American Horror Project Vol. 2

Directed by John Hayes/Martin Goldman/Robert Voskanian

Starring Edmund O’Brien, Brooke Mills, Michael Pataki, Kim Hunter, J.J. Barry, Laurel Barnett, Frank Janson, Rosalie Cole.

Synopsis:

Second box set from Arrow Video containing three obscure horror oddities from 1970s American cinema.

Back in 2016 Arrow Video released American Horror Project Vol. 1, a box set containing three under-the-radar genre titles that may be stretching the definition of ‘forgotten classics’ a bit but the mix of horror and drama along with a 1970s exploitation aesthetic gave the set an air of consistency and authenticity about it, like you were actually unveiling some lost gems rather than bundling together the usual horror culprits from the era.

And three years later Arrow have brought us American Horror Project Vol. 2, a second set of movies with the same set of core values of bringing to light some of the more obscure
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June 25th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Night Of The Creeps and The Green Inferno Collector’s Editions, American Horror Project Volume 2, The New York Ripper Limited Edition

It’s a big week for horror and sci-fi home media releases, as we have some stellar collections coming our way this Tuesday. Scream Factory is set to thrill fans with their Collector’s Edition of Night of the Creeps, and as if that wasn’t enough, Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is also getting the Collector’s Edition treatment, and they’ve put together a Blu for Monster on the Campus as well.

Arrow Video has compiled the second installment of their American Horror Project box set series that cult film fans will undoubtedly want to add to their collections, Blue Underground is celebrating The New York Ripper with a 3-Disc Limited Edition set, and Severin Films is resurrecting The Beast in Heat on both Blu and DVD, too.

Other releases for June 25th include The Believers, Night Killer, Ctrl, The Dark Side of the Moon and Isabelle.
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Will Jim Carrey (‘Kidding’) be latest movie star to crack the Emmy race for Best Comedy Actor?

Will Jim Carrey (‘Kidding’) be latest movie star to crack the Emmy race for Best Comedy Actor?
After racking up big box office for nearly three decades, funnyman Jim Carrey could crack the Emmy race this year with his starring role in the new Showtime series “Kidding.” Carrey has already earned a Golden Globe nomination for his series, which casts him as a popular children’s puppet show host trying to piece his life back together after the sudden death of his son. That was his seventh career bid from the HFPA; he previously won prizes for his dramatic performances in “The Truman Show” and “Man on the Moon” and competed for his comedic roles in “The Mask,” “Liar Liar,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

See Jim Carrey red carpet interview: ‘Kidding’

On the TV side, Carrey earned his first Emmy nomination last year for producing the documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” which delved into his transformation into
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Oscar-Nominated Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96

Oscar-Nominated Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96
Famed film, opera and theater director Franco Zeffirelli has died at the age of 96.

The director died on Saturday “at the end of a long illness,” according to a translated press release written by the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation.

A spokesman for the foundation told CNN that the director died in Rome about two weeks after contracting pneumonia.

“He had suffered for a while, but he left in a peaceful way,“ Zeffirelli’s son Luciano told CBS News about his father dying peacefully at home.

Following news of his death, many of the opera houses where he had worked over the years,
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Franco Zeffirelli, Director of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Dies at 96

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Franco Zeffirelli, Director of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, the stylish and sometimes controversial theater, opera and film director, has died. He was 96.

Zeffirelli, who was Oscar-nominated for his 1968 version of “Romeo and Juliet,” died at his home in Rome at noon on Saturday, his son Luciano told the Associated Press. “He had suffered for a while, but he left in a peaceful way,” Luciano said.

While Zeffirelli was fond of making films with literary antecedents such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet,” “Taming of the Shrew” and “Jane Eyre,” his legacy as director of extravagant opera and theater productions is probably more consistent and long-lasting.

He directed, co-wrote and co-produced the 1966 production of “Taming of the Shrew,” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, one of the twice-married celebrated pair’s most successful co-starring assignments. Spirited and amusing, it paved the way for a youthful and sexy “Romeo and Juliet,” which was a major box office success in the U.
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American Horror Project Vol. 2 Available on Blu-ray June 25th From Arrow Video – Dream No Evil, Dark August, and The Child

Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of Us independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes, Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Lastly, 1977’s Harry Novak-produced The Child is a gloriously delirious slice of horror mayhem in which a young girl
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There's a Reason Tori From Big Little Lies Looks So Familiar

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Big Little Lies is cranking up the intensity in its second installation with a deeper dive into a past recurring character: Tori, played by Sarah Sokolovic. Poor Tori didn't get to do much last season, except harbor suspicions about her husband Joseph and his coworker Madeline having an affair. In the season two premiere, she bumps into Madeline's husband at the supermarket and ever so casually shares news about her new breasts (cue the awkward laughter). We've yet to learn about what Tori has in store this season, but we certainly know a thing or two about the actress portraying her.

A theater veteran, Sokolovic started off her career in shows such as The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, Detroit, and A Streetcar Named Desire after graduating from Yale School of Drama. Around the same time, the actress picked up a few roles on the small screen, including one-off parts
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There's a Reason Tori From Big Little Lies Looks So Familiar

There's a Reason Tori From Big Little Lies Looks So Familiar
Big Little Lies is cranking up the intensity in its second installation with a deeper dive into a past recurring character: Tori, played by Sarah Sokolovic. Poor Tori didn't get to do much last season, except harbor suspicions about her husband Joseph and his coworker Madeline having an affair. In the season two premiere, she bumps into Madeline's husband at the supermarket and ever so casually shares news about her new breasts (cue the awkward laughter). We've yet to learn about what Tori has in store this season, but we certainly know a thing or two about the actress portraying her.

A theater veteran, Sokolovic started off her career in shows such as The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, Detroit, and A Streetcar Named Desire after graduating from Yale School of Drama. Around the same time, the actress picked up a few roles on the small screen, including one-off parts
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Ron Howard on the Making of ‘Pavarotti’

Ron Howard on the Making of ‘Pavarotti’
Ron Howard doesn’t remember meeting Luciano Pavarotti so much as feeling his presence. “My memory has less to do with my brief handshake and fleeting eye contact with the maestro and more to do with the fact that it was at this giant Golden Globes event with major movie stars and elite television stars,” the film director says. “But even with those people there, when he arrived, he was it. And that was in the early Eighties, before the Three Tenors even. He was beginning to have that kind of impact,
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Full Release Details for Arrow Video’s American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray Box Set

Shedding a light on forgotten films from the horror genre's hallowed past, Arrow Video's American Horror Project Volume 1 was one of the most essential and exciting Blu-ray releases in 2016, and this June, Arrow Video is bringing more under-seen fright flicks into the much-deserved spotlight with the American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray box set.

Coming out on June 25th, the American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray box set will include 1970's Dream No Evil, 1976's Dark August, and 1977's The Child. Full release details and cover art are below, and to learn more, visit Mvd Entertainment Group's website.

"Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of Us independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents
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‘A Face in the Crowd’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

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Stars: Patricia Neal, Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick | Written by Budd Schulberg | Directed by Elia Kazan

In a tiny Arkansas town, local radio reporter Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) makes a visit to the local jailhouse to do a story on the inmates. She’s expecting anecdotes and maybe a song or two. What she finds is Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith), a bawdy and brilliantly charismatic drifter, who steals the show in any room he occupies.

Marcia offers Larry a slot on her radio station. He’s soon a local celebrity, whipping the locals into a frenzy, inciting them to take action against the mayor and his cronies. Via a calculating agent named Joey (Anthony Franciosa), Larry gains the attention of the big networks and advertisers. Before long he’s hit the big time, with his own show in New York, through which he sells pharmaceuticals to a national audience,
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Glenda Jackson won’t get to make Tony Awards history after that stunning ‘King Lear’ snub

Glenda Jackson won’t get to make Tony Awards history after that stunning ‘King Lear’ snub
Glenda Jackson was looking to do what no one has ever done before at the Tony Awards: win Best Actress in a Play in back-to-back years. Alas, she won’t get a chance to, as the Triple Crown champ was snubbed for her performance in “King Lear” on Tuesday.

Jackson, who prevailed last year for “Three Tall Women,” had been in first place in our Tony odds, but she was Mia on the shortlist, which, adding insult to injury, has six nominees. They are Annette Bening (“All My Sons”), Olivier winner Laura Donnelly (“The Ferryman”), Elaine May (“The Waverly Gallery”), Janet McTeer (“Bernhardt/Hamlet”), Laurie Metcalf (“Hillary and Bill”) and Heidi Schreck (“What the Constitution Means to Me”).

In hindsight, maybe we should’ve seen her snub coming. While the soon-to-be 83-year-old received stellar notices for her turn as the title character, the production itself underwhelmed critics. “King Lear” wound up with only one bid,
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The Strange Door

The Strange Door

Blu Ray

Kino Lorber

1951 / 1:33:1 / 81 Min.

Starring Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest

Written by Jerry Sackheim

Cinematography by Irving Glassberg

Directed by Joseph Pevney

Charles Laughton is a vengeful aristocrat with a secret in the cellar and Boris Karloff is the family servant who holds the key to The Strange Door. Released in 1951, the Universal International period piece stars Laughton as Alain de Maletroit, a bitter reprobate who lures a fugitive into his castle with the promise of sanctuary in exchange for a wedding vow.

There’s a bright side to that peculiar overture – the mystery bride is de Maletroit’s niece, the prim but pliant Blanche played by the low key seductress Sally Forrest.

Laughton’s convoluted plan is a decades-long effort to corrupt Blanche and humiliate her father, Edmond, the man who stole Blanche’s mother from Laughton years before. The fugitive, Denis de Beaulieu,
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Will Portray Bruce Wayne On ‘Titans’

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Will Portray Bruce Wayne On ‘Titans’
Exclusive: A new Bruce Wayne is on his way to live-action television: Iain Glen will portray Gotham City’s most famous citizen as a recurring role on Titans when the DC Universe series returns for Season 2 next fall.

The Scottish actor is best known as the grizzled mercenary knight Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones, and he returns in that role this Sunday night with the Season 8 premiere of the HBO series. His face is also familiar to fans of Downton Abbey and the Resident Evil franchise. His other feature film credits include The Iron Lady, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Kick Ass 2, and My Cousin Rachel.

The formally trained Glen has a long and prestigious stage career with noted performances in high-profile productions of Uncle Vanya, The Crucible, Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Blue Room, Martin Guerre, and Hamlet. The winner of the Bancroft Medal at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art,
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Glenda Jackson would make Tony Awards history with a win for ‘King Lear’

Glenda Jackson would make Tony Awards history with a win for ‘King Lear’
Last year, Glenda Jackson became the 24th performer to complete the Triple Crown of Acting when she won the Best Actress in a Play Tony Award for “Three Tall Women.” She can write another chapter in awards history this year by becoming the first person to win back-to-back Tonys in that category.

Jackson is the odds-on favorite to prevail for her performance as the titular character in “King Lear,” which opened Thursday on Broadway. She’d be the eighth person to win the category twice and the 11th to have multiple wins in the category. None of the previous multiple Best Actress in a Play champs triumphed in consecutive years.

See Tony winner Glenda Jackson on ignoring all of Edward Albee’s advice [Watch]

2 wins

Shirley Booth: “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1950); “The Time of the Cuckoo” (1953)

Helen Hayes: “Happy Birthday” (1947); “Time Remembered” (1958)

Margaret Leighton: “Separate Tables” (1957); “The Night of the Iguana
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Marlon Brando movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Godfather,’ ‘On the Waterfront,’ ‘Superman’

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Marlon Brando movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Godfather,’ ‘On the Waterfront,’ ‘Superman’
Marlon Brando would’ve celebrated his 95th birthday on April 3, 2019. The Oscar-winning thespian both delighted and perplexed his fans with his Method-inspired performances and disdain for his profession, marked by increasingly bizarre behavior on and off set. Yet several of his movies remain classics despite his many career ups-and-downs. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1924, Brando studied the Stanislavski system under acting coach Stella Adler, who encouraged her students to explore inner and external turmoil within their characters. He shot to stardom on both the stage and screen with his performance in Tennessee Williams‘ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” in which he brought a startling naturalism and reality mixed with vulnerability, machismo, and humor to the character of Stanley Kowalski. The 1951 film version brought him his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor.

SEEOscar Best Actor
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Marlon Brando movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Marlon Brando movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Marlon Brando would’ve celebrated his 95th birthday on April 3, 2019. The Oscar-winning thespian both delighted and perplexed his fans with his Method-inspired performances and disdain for his profession, marked by increasingly bizarre behavior on and off set. Yet several of his movies remain classics despite his many career ups-and-downs. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1924, Brando studied the Stanislavski system under acting coach Stella Adler, who encouraged her students to explore inner and external turmoil within their characters. He shot to stardom on both the stage and screen with his performance in Tennessee Williams‘ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” in which he brought a startling naturalism and reality mixed with vulnerability, machismo, and humor to the character of Stanley Kowalski. The 1951 film version brought him his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor.

He picked up
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Legendary Composer and Four-Time Oscar Winner André Previn Dead at 89

Legendary Composer and Four-Time Oscar Winner André Previn Dead at 89
Legendary composer and pianist André Previn has died.

The 10-time Grammy Award winner, who also earned four Oscars throughout his lifetime, died in his Manhattan home on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. He was 89.

Previn’s love for music started at an early age after he and his family fled Nazi Germany for the United States. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a composer and arranger at MGM and other musical units in Hollywood, the Associated Press reported.

Previn is known for his orchestrations on classic musicals like 1964’s My Fair Lady and romantic comedy The
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Alfonso Cuaron becomes 92nd Best Director winner, joining Guillermo Del Toro, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and…

Alfonso Cuaron becomes 92nd Best Director winner, joining Guillermo Del Toro, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and…
Alfonso Cuaron just added another Best Director Oscar to his shelf with his victory for “Roma,” a personal story about growing up in Mexico City in the 1970s. The win came just five years after his first one for “Gravity” (2013). He became the 92nd person in history to clinch that prize, beating out Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”), Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), Adam McKay (“Vice”), and Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”). Tour our photo gallery above of every Academy Award winner for Best Director, from the most recent winner to the very first one.

SEE2019 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 91st Academy Awards

At the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1927, two awards were given for directing: one for comedy (Lewis Milestone for “Two Arabian Nights”), the other for drama (Frank Borzage for “7th Heaven”). The next year, only one prize was given.

Since 1927, only 21 directors have won this category more than once.
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