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Patty Hearst Turns from Heiress to Revolutionary and Then Back in New Archival Documentary

Patty Hearst Turns from Heiress to Revolutionary and Then Back in New Archival Documentary
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst Shaw occasionally creeps into the headlines these days as a champion show dog trainer, a figure of enduring curiosity with a past string of minor roles as an actress on TV and in the kitschy films of director John Waters.

But for a heightened moment in the mid-1970s, Patty Hearst, as she was then known, was the central figure in a San Francisco Bay area kidnapping and crime spree that intersected with domestic terrorism during a chaotic moment in American politics and culture, producing iconic images of the era and landing her in prison for 22 months after she embraced,
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L.A. Riots 25th Anniversary Documentaries, Ranked: Which Ones Best Explain the Unrest Now

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L.A. Riots 25th Anniversary Documentaries, Ranked: Which Ones Best Explain the Unrest Now
There’s no question that Rodney King was brutally beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers – video taken of the savage act proves it. Yet the four men seen clubbing King were acquitted by a Simi Valley jury in 1992, lighting a match for one of the deadliest and costliest civil unrests in U.S. history.

Read More: How Spike Lee, John Singleton and John Ridley Left Their Marks on the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots

It’s 25 years later, and Los Angeles – and the Lapd – have changed. But has the rest of the country? Regular reports of police brutality, now well-documented in an age of phone cameras, makes it clear that we haven’t come all that far. Several new documentaries explore the L.A. riots, including the underlying reasons, the actual events, what happened next, and how it relates to today. Among the filmmakers putting their own
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Does This Submarine Footage Show a Mermaid-Like Humanoid Creature?

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Last year, Animal Planet aired a pair of very bizarre specials devoted to the apparent discovery of the mythical sea creatures we know as mermaids... or something very much like them. Photo: Animal Planet The first program, Mermaids: The Body Found, included the following clip from a manned submersible vessel near the coast of Greenland, whose two-man crew is shocked to spot a fast-moving humanoid with webbed hands brushing past their ship: The strangest part of this story isn't the clip itself, but the fact that the show-runners never let on until the end credits that the video is really a CG-enhanced dramatization and the “scientists” are paid actors – so we're basically watching a short found-footage horror film masquerading as a documentary. It's not the first time the network has depicted bogus monsters (popular series like Lost Tapes and Freak Encounters involve dramatizations of monster sightings and urban legends), but
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Want More Goodies for NBC's Dracula? Watch Van Helsing's Lost Tapes!

While we are enjoying Jonathan Rhys Meyers' portrayal of "Dracula" (minus his annoying American accent), hands down our favorite character is Thomas Kretschmann's Van Helsing. If you've been wanting to know more about him, check out this three-part series of "Van Helsing's Lost Tapes."

"Dracula" stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.

For more info visit "Dracula" on NBC.com, "like" "Dracula" on Facebook, and follow "Dracula" on Twitter.

Related Story: Go "From Darkness to Light" with this Image Gallery for "Dracula" Episode 1.04

"Dracula" Episode 1.04 - "From Darkness to Light" (airs 11/15/13)

Grayson ruthlessly sets out to compromise
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Meet the World's Largest and Most Venomous Centipede

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Meet the World's Largest and Most Venomous Centipede
The South American rainforest is home to a wide variety of dangerous species, and this many-legged monstrosity is one of the meanest and most dangerous. The Peruvian giant centipede, who goes by the awesome scientific name Scolopendra gigantea, is the largest creature of its kind ever found. While most garden-variety centipedes are only a few inches long, this dude can grow up to two and a half feet. Scolopendra gigantea is also extremely venomous: his front claws are lightning-fast and powerful, and loaded with a neurotoxin that kills just about any small or medium-sized animal... including bats, which he can pluck straight out of the air by hanging from the roof of bat-populated caves. While the venom is usually non-lethal to adult humans, its bite is one of the most painful ever reported – basically the equivalent of being stung by a two-foot-long wasp. Even larger centipede species could potentially exist in the rainforest regions,
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‘Insidious Chapter 2’ Producer Talks Micro-Budget Horror & ‘Amityville: Lost Tapes’

Even though Insidious opened to the tune of $13.3 million back in April of 2011 on a mere $1.5 million production budget, producer Jason Blum didn’t consider the film a hit until it defied the odds and evaded the familiar horror genre weekend #2 box office crash. Even more impressive: after dipping just 29.4% making the move through weekend two, Insidious continued to play exceptionally well – so well in fact that the film spent 23 weekends in theaters and wrapped its worldwide theatrical run with nearly $100 million in the bank. Clearly that success warranted sequel talk.

Insidious came out in April 2011, but the Insidious Chapter 2 treatment ...

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Cryptid Catalog: 'The Dover Demon'

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Around this time in 1977, in the small Massachusetts town of Dover, a mysterious creature was reportedly sighted by a group of teenagers. It was described by one of those witnesses, William Bartlett, as being about four feet tall, with glowing orange eyes in an oval-shaped head with no discernible nose or mouth. Their reports of this creature, later nicknamed “The Dover Demon” by noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, spawned a local legend that now fascinates monster buffs around the world. Bartlett was seventeen years old when he saw the creature perched on a broken stone wall near the road. According to separate reports, later that evening and the following night two additional witnesses allegedly sighted the demon. One of them drew a picture of it, depicting the creature as a hairless large-eyed humanoid that looks a bit like the classic description of alien visitors: Bartlett, now an artist, told the Boston
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Cryptid Catalog: South Carolina's 'Lizard Man'

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Today's featured cryptid is a reptilian twist on rural monster lore: where the Sasquatch and Yeti legends (and their many regional offshoots) involve sightings of an ape-like humanoid lurking in the wilderness, suggesting a possible ancestor to modern primates or even a close relative of humans, the “Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp” is also described as man-sized and walking upright, but with unique features resembling those of an alligator. First reported in the late '80s, the creature has been allegedly sighted numerous times, and has now become a figure of pop culture among many of the residents of Lee County, South Carolina. Beginning with multiple sightings in the summer of 1988, the most consistent description of the Lizard Man is his incredible strength and aggressiveness; many accounts describe him attacking cars in the area around Scape Ore Swamp, sometimes inflicting severe damage to the vehicles with his teeth and claws.
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Paranormal Activity 4: Blu-ray Cover Art and Early Release Details

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Paramount Home Entertainment will release Paranormal Activity 4 to Blu-ray/DVD in January and we have a look at the cover art, plus some early release details. The movie will be released on January 22nd and will be available on DVD (Msrp $29.99), as well as a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack (Msrp $39.99). Although the retail price seems a bit high, Amazon.com is currently taking pre-orders on both versions for under $20.

All formats will contain a director’s cut version as well as the theatrical cut. There are no details on bonus features at this time, but we’ll have more information as we get closer to the release date. Paranormal Activity 3 included “Lost Tapes”, so we may see something similar with deleted scenes or bonus footage.

We’ve included the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital artwork below and we’ll update this story when bonus features are officially announced.
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Netflix Instant - Animal Planet's "Lost Tapes" (Like or Dislike)

The found footage horror genre is moving far past films. Basic cable wildlife staple, Animal Planet, has joined the fray with their horror mockumentary series Lost Tapes, a series dealing almost exclusively with displaced animals and cryptids, presented in the style of lost films recovered (usually) long after the demise of their subjects. For the uninitiated, a cryptid is a creature whose existence is considered by most in the scientific comm…
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Paranormal Activity 3 Blu-ray Review

Horror films are no stranger to the sequel love. In most situations, though, this involves the star killer or mad man of the series continually being plopped into a situation with fresh new faces to terrorize, maim and murder. One of the strengths that the Paranormal Activity franchise has going for it is that the first two installments, as well as the latest, Paranormal Activity 3, all follow the same family. Keeping this series within one family has made it have more of a lasting appeal.

The film begins in 2005, mere days before the events of Paranormal Activity 2. We see Katie bring her sister Kristi a giant box of old tapes from when they were kids which they place in the basement. When the "break-in" happened in Paranormal Activity 2, Kristi thought just her necklace was stolen, but, as we find out in this installment, the box of VHS tapes was also taken.
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Blu-ray Review: Surprisingly Effective ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Finds Scares Again

Chicago – It is incredibly rare for a third installment in a franchise to find what was lost in the second one. That usually takes much longer, if it ever comes. “Saw III,” “Friday the 13th, Part III,” “Halloween III” — none of these movies come close to the original. Which is why it’s so remarkable to report that “Paranormal Activity 3” comes surprisingly close to the quality of the first film, arguably surpassing it.

Blu-ray Rating: 3.5/5.0

Where “Paranormal Activity 2” was a lot like watching the same rabbit come out of the same hat, the follow-up is a refreshing remix of the strengths of the first film. Instead of the sometimes-cluttered scares of the second movie, the directors smartly return to slow burn horror, allowing the scares to build slowly to a stunning ending. There are some true, honest scares in “Paranormal Activity 3,” including a great bathroom scene, an
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Review: Paranormal Activity 3 (Blu-ray)

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Very few horror franchises are able to continue a storyline and expand the series mythology in a way that feels natural. Look at the Saw franchise as an example of mythology getting out of control as the series continues. Not only does Paranormal Activity 3 do a great job of expanding the mythology of the first two films in a way that makes the story more interesting, it also works as a solid standalone effort.

Paranormal Activity 3 takes us back to 1988, when series characters Katie and Kristi are young girls. Kristi has an invisible friend named Toby and the family becomes convinced Toby is real after strange events start to occur in the house. Their mother’s boyfriend, Dennis, is a wedding videographer and sets up cameras around the house to capture Toby on tape.

Paranormal Activity movies play out like the first half of a horror film. Everyone
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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Paranormal Activity 3,' 'Real Steel' and More

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This week: The origin of the fright franchise's supernatural terror is explored in the prequel "Paranormal Activity 3," Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who promotes robot fighters in the futuristic family flick "Real Steel," and two classic comedies -- "Stripes" and "Annie Hall" -- make their Blu-ray debuts.

'Paranormal Activity 3'

Box Office: $104 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% Fresh

Storyline: This "Paranormal Activity" prequel features found VHS footage of Katie and Kristi Featherton when they were little girls in 1988. It seems that supernatural shenanigans have followed the sisters for years, and their mother's boyfriend, a wedding photographer, records every devilish thing that goes bump in the night.

Extras! The "Lost Tapes" on the DVD and Blu-ray feature some more footage of the mother's boyfriend (Christopher Nicolas Smith) trying to scare her (Lauren Bittner), but any footage of the sex tape the two tried to make at the beginning of the movie remains regrettably "lost.
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Paranormal Activity 3: New Blu-ray/DVD Clip

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To get ready for the upcoming release of Paranormal Activity 3 on Blu-ray/DVD, Paramount has sent along a new clip. Paranormal Activity 3 will be out on January 24th and includes an unrated version with 10 minutes of additional footage not seen in theaters.

Arriving on January 24th, the Paranormal Activity 3 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes both the theatrical version of the film and an unrated version with footage not seen in theaters, as well as Lost Tapes that reveal more footage not seen in the film. In addition, all Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can easily add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – safely and securely – to a variety of devices.

And, in a first, all three films in the franchise
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Paranormal Activity: The Chronology

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Paranormal Activity 3 will be available on Blu-ray/DVD on January 24th, but you don’t have to wait until then to see it at home. Paramount has announced Paranormal Activity: The Chronology, a digital download that presents all three films in chronological order as a seamless marathon:

“…Friday the 13th is turning out to be a lucky day for fans: In a first, all three films in the franchise will be available for Digital Download prior to the Blu-ray/DVD debut starting on January 13th. This unique experience, called Paranormal Activity: The Chronology, presents the films in chronological order as a seamless marathon.” Here’s a look:

Paranormal Activity: The Chronology is now available on multiple digital download services, including iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/paranormal-activity-the-chronology/id493840558?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Bloody MaryBloody Mary…Blood…In anticipation of the Blu-ray and DVD debut of the record-breaking,
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First Review: Paranormal Activity 3 Unrated Extended Cut

The wait is nearly over. Pretty soon you'll be able to sink your teeth into the unrated and extended cut of Paranormal Activity 3, and we have the first look at what's new and spooky right here waiting for you.

Click here for our Paranormal Activity 3 Blu-ray and DVD review.

Also don't forget ... In anticipation of the Blu-ray and DVD debut of the record-breaking, blockbuster hit Paranormal Activity 3 on January 24th, Paramount Home Entertainment is inviting fans to get into the proper state of mind by daring them to a game of “Bloody Mary.” At the stroke of midnight on Friday, the 13th of January, fans can summon the eerie presence and then post about their experience on the film’s Facebook or Twitter page. Demonstrated to terrifying effect in the film, the game is played by turning off the lights and saying “Bloody Mary” three times into a bathroom mirror.
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(Video) Paranormal Activity 3 Uncut Director's Version

One of the biggest complaints about Paranormal Activity 3 was all the footage shown before the release of the movie that never made it into the movie. That's all about to change in the Blu-ray and DVD release of Paranormal Activity 3. Read Best-Horror-Movies.com Paranormal Activity 3 review. Paranormal Activity 3 is produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman from a screenplay by Christopher Landon. The Paranormal Activity 3 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes both the theatrical version of the film and an unrated version with footage not seen in theaters as well as Lost Tapes that reveal more footage not seen in the film.
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Paranormal Activity 3 - Exclusive Unrated Clip

It's almost time, kids! We're just weeks away from the extended cut of Paranormal Activity 3 hitting Blu-ray and DVD, and the big question on everyone's mind is: What's going to be different? Anyone familiar with last October's ad campaign knows that there was footage in the TV spots and trailers that did not make it into the theatrical cut so guess what? We're ready to lift the veil on which excised bit of footage is definitely included in the new unrated version!

From the Press Release

The record-breaking franchise that has terrified audiences around the world returns with the scariest story yet as Paranormal Activity 3 debuts on January 24, 2012 from Paramount Home Entertainment in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with UltraViolet™ and a Digital Copy.

Paranormal Activity 3 will also be available On Demand. “Terrifying” (Time) with “heart-pounding scares” (BloodyDisgusting.com), Paranormal Activity 3 takes audiences back to where
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DVD & Blu-ray News: Paranormal Activity 3 (UK/R2)

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced that Paranormal Activity 3, the third installment of the record-breaking horror franchise, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on February 27th 2012… And that the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy triple play pack will include both the theatrical version of the film and an unrated (yes, unrated apparently – even though that would be against the Vra…) version with footage not seen in theatres, as well as Lost Tapes that reveal more footage not seen in the film.

Paranormal Activity 3 takes audiences back to where it all began with the masterminds behind the first two films returning to craft a hauntingly chilling follow up. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the filmmakers who created the unsettling sensation Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3 achieved the biggest theatrical debut for a horror film ever, ultimately earning more than $200 million worldwide.

Blu-ray:

Original Theatrical Version of
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