- February 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT, DRAG ME TO HELL Collector’s Edition, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) Criterion Collection
- KUNG FURY Feature-Length Movie to Star Michael Fassbender
- New Trailer for John Krasinski’s A QUIET PLACE Shares the One Rule for Survival in the Post-Apocalypse
- Q&A with INSIDE (2018) Director Miguel Ángel Vivas
- Hugh Scandrett Creates Modular Version of THE ADDAMS FAMILY LEGO Mansion, Vote to Help it Become an Official Set
- Chris Columbus Teaming Up with Blumhouse to Direct FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S Movie
- Watch the Official Trailer for New Horror Movie MARROWBONE, Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton
Posted: 12 Feb 2018 04:23 PM PST
If you've been procrastinating on getting that special someone a gift for Valentine's Day, perhaps you might be able to find a few ideas amongst this week's Blu-ray and DVD releases. The big titles for February 13th include a pair of titles from Criterion—Night of the Living Dead in 4K and The Silence of the Lambs—and Scream Factory has put together a stellar Collector's Edition set for Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell.
For those of you with an affection for cult cinema, there are brand new Blu-ray releases of several notable films, including Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, The Blood Spattered Bride, Night of the Seagulls, and a double feature of Chaos and Don't Look in the Basement from the fine folks at Kino Lorber.
Recent titles arriving to various home entertainment formats this week include Blade of the Immortal and Hellraiser: Judgment, and for those who might have missed out on the earlier edition, Arrow Video is doing a new release of The Bird With The Crystal Plumage.
Other releases for February 13th include Inside (2018), Threads: Limited Edition, Teenage Cocktail, Atroz, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Pretty Fine Things, and Dismissed.
Blade of the Immortal (Magnet Releasing, Blu-ray & DVD)
Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to protect a young girl named Rin and help her avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine... the 100th film by master director TAKASHI MIIKE.
The Blood Spattered Bride (Mondo Macabre, Blu-ray)
Susan, a young bride, travels with her husband to his family' ancient manor house in the far north of Spain. Susan is a virgin and is very hesitant about her husband's sexual demands. She is also disturbed by her unfamiliar surroundings and wonders if she will ever come to terms with her new married life. She is shocked to discover that all the old portraits of female members of her husband's family have been locked away in the basement. When she finds them, she discovers that one of the portraits shows a woman holding a strange dagger. The woman's face has been cut out of the painting. Her name is Mircala Karstein.
This atmospheric, gothic horror story is widely regarded as one of the very best vampire films ever made. Controversial in its day for sexual content and for extreme scenes of violence and gore, it was widely cut on original release. This brand-new version restores the film to its intended length and includes alternate scenes that have never been made available before. This is the first Blu- release of an acknowledged classic, one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite films and an influence on his own Kill Bill.
Drag Me To Hell: Collector's Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman, Officer Downe) is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend (Justin Long, Jeepers Creepers), a hard-earned job promotion, and a bright future. But when she has to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse. Now she has only three days to dissuade a dark spirit from stealing her soul before she is dragged to hell for an eternity of unthinkable torment. Director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead Trilogy, Darkman) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance in the film that critics rave is "the most crazy, fun and terrifying horror movie in years", (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)!
- NEW HD Master Of The Theatrical Cut Taken From The 2K Digital Intermediate
Hellraiser: Judgment (Lionsgate, Blu/Digital & DVD)
Three detectives attempt to solve a diabolical murder that sweeps them into the depths of hell in this next edition of the classic HELLRAISER series.
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (Warner Archives Collection, Blu-ray)
Two college students driving coast to coast are lured off the main highway and onto a deserted Texas road. Here they are stalked by the menacing Leatherface and his demented family...a bizarre cannibalistic clan with blood on their hands and a feast on their minds. The students' only chance for escape is a survivalist with enough firepower to blast Leatherface and the rest of the grisly predators to hell. A depraved shocker of intense terror from the gruesome beginning to the bloody finish.
Night of the Living Dead: Special Edition (Criterion Collection, Blu-ray & DVD)
Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero's claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
- New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, co-screenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
The Silence of the Lambs: Special Edition (Criterion Collection, Blu-ray)
In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS swept the Academy Awards (best picture, director, screenplay, actress, actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.
Threads: Limited Edition (Severin Films, Blu-ray & DVD)
In September 1984, THREADS was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made–for–television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street), David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher, in a stunning debut performance star in this "graphic and haunting" (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working –class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels. Directed by Mick Jackson (THE BODYGUARD, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE) from a screenplay by novelist/playwright Barry Hines (Ken Loach s KES) and nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, "The most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed" (The Guardian) has now been fully restored from a 2K scan for the first time ever.
ALSO AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
Atomic Punks (Worldwide MultiMedia, DVD)
Atroz (Unearthed Films, Blu-ray & DVD)
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (Kino Classics, Blu-ray)
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage: Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)
Chaos/Don't Look in the Basement Double Feature (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)
Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death (Pop Cinema/Something Weird, Blu/DVD Combo)
The Curse of the Mummy Cat (Cullen Studios, DVD)
Dismissed (Passion River, DVD)
Don't F*** in the Woods (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)
Francesca (Unearthed Films, Blu-ray & DVD)
The Incredible Hulk (2008) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/Digital)
Inside (2018) (Lionsgate, DVD)
Night of the Seagulls (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
Pretty Fine Things (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)
Teenage Cocktail (MPI Home Video, DVD)
Posted: 12 Feb 2018 04:09 PM PST
Back in 2015, David Sandberg rocked the internet with the online release of the Kickstart-funded short film Kung Fury, his ode to 1980s action films and martial arts movies. Several years and nearly 30 million views on YouTube later, a feature-length sequel to Sandberg's short film is moving forward and is now set to star Michael Fassbender in the lead role.
Variety reports that Fassbender will play the lead role in the Kung Fury sequel, which is expected to begin filming this summer. The cast will also include David Hasselhoff, who sang and starred in the music video for the movie's featured song, "True Survivor."
The original Kung Fury short film featured a melting pot of story elements ranging from time travel to Adolf Hitler to a plethora of '80s references, and the sequel looks to continue that eclectic style. According to Variety, the new movie will take place in "1985 Miami, which is kept safe under the watchful eye of the police officer Kung Fury through his Thundercops police force. After the tragic death of a Thundercop causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer's quest to attain the ultimate weapon."
Sandberg, who starred as Kung Fury in the short film, will return to write and direct the feature-length movie, with David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt (the former two having previously produced 2017's IT movie) producing along with Philip Westgren, Conor McCaughan, and Pelle Strandberg.
We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on the Kung Fury movie as more details are revealed. In the meantime, you can watch the short film and Hasselhoff's music video below.
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Posted: 12 Feb 2018 03:39 PM PST
"If they hear you, they hunt you." Although they are mostly feared and alluded to rather than shown, the sound-seeking monsters in John Krasinski's A Quiet Place have left behind enough carnage in the new trailer to easily imagine how horrifying they must be for those unlucky enough to draw their attention.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world that's been ravaged by monsters attracted by any kind of noise, A Quiet Place was directed and co-written by John Krasinski, who also co-stars alongside Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds.
Paramount Pictures will release A Quiet Place in theaters on April 6th, and in March it will be the opening night movie at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. This marks the third feature film behind the camera for Krasinski, who directed Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and The Hollars, as well as three episodes of The Office, on which he played the iconic character of Jim Halpert.
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on A Quiet Place and watch the new trailer below... just be careful not to make a sound...
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Posted: 12 Feb 2018 03:19 PM PST
Arriving on DVD tomorrow is the remake of Inside from director Miguel Ángel Vivas and co-writers Jaume Balagueró and Manu Díez. Based on the original 2007 film by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, this iteration of Inside follows a bereaved expectant mother named Sarah (Rachel Nichols) who is being tormented by an unknown woman (Laura Harring) who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Sarah's unborn child.
Daily Dead recently conducted a Q&A with Vivas about Inside, and he discussed what initially drew him into the project, his positive experiences working with his strong female leads, the film's ambitious finale, and more.
What was it about this project in particular that you connected with as a storyteller and made you want to take it on as a directorial project?
Miguel Ángel Vivas: I've always been interested in the subject of "family." In Kidnapped, I tried to delve into family relationships in the 21st century. In Extinction, I was lucky to be able to work on the idea of fatherhood. Inside gave me the opportunity to approach the subject of motherhood. From the beginning, I thought of the movie as a transformation from Sarah to a mother. Thus, the whole film emerges from a nightmarish sequence in which the woman in black materializes in front of her bed while she sleeps, as if the whole movie were about the fears that a new mother has to overcome.
Can you talk about collaborating with Rachel and Laura on Inside? Both are very strong actresses, but in very different ways.
Miguel Ángel Vivas: I can only say that it was fantastic to work with both of them. Rachel works hard, always searching from the truth and she knows how to listen and lets herself go. With her it is wonderful, because when you say "action!" you don't know 100% what is going to happen, and that is great. Working with Laura was also incredible.
Being that most of this film takes place primarily in one locale, how challenging was it to handle the visual aspects of Inside and make sure that you're able to keep things visually interesting for viewers? I thought you guys did a great job with your use of shadows, as well as blues and reds.
Miguel Ángel Vivas: My idea was that each set piece was going to be planned in a different style. The sequence in which the woman in black appears in the room, for example, was filmed as a silent movie, exaggerating the lights and shadows and even the way the character moves, as if it were an expressionist movie from another era. The sequence in which they knock on the door was from a mystery movie. The whole bathroom scene was like a horror thriller in itself. The "neighbor in the window" moment was meant to evoke De Palma movies, and the climax in the second house had an unstoppable monster, similar to the ones from the second or third movies in horror sagas. The idea was to try and play with different aspects of the genre in each set piece.
Your finale at the pool seemed incredibly daunting to try and pull off. Can you discuss how you approached such an ambitious moment in this film?
Miguel Ángel Vivas: We had a lot of problems with that scene, since the stuntmen were not very familiar with water scenes. In the end, they had more problems than the actors themselves, so we had to shoot it without them for the most part. The idea was to shoot the scene in very long shots, but after all the problems, and taking into account that we only had one day to do it, I chose to pick up a mat and shoot most of the shots with the actors under it pretending to be under a canvas and in very short takes. In the end, however, the idea of sacrifice looked quite good.
What was the biggest thing you took away from making Inside, whether it was something that affected you personally or professionally or even both?
Miguel Ángel Vivas: Each film is a journey, a moment of your life that will not be repeated.
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Posted: 12 Feb 2018 02:56 PM PST
Back in 2016, Hugh Scandrett celebrated 50 years since the airing of the last new episode of the original Addams Family series by creating a LEGO set replica of the show's iconic mansion, and now Scandrett has returned to the house on 0001 Cemetery Lane by creating a modular version of the mansion, scaling back from 7,000 parts to under 3,000 bricks without sacrificing impeccable details and a pure passion for the seminal CBS series.
As with his first Addams Family mansion creation, you can support Scandrett's modular version by clicking the "Support" button on its LEGO Ideas page. Scandrett lowered the number of parts for the modular version to meet the LEGO Ideas limit of 3,000 parts or less.
For those unfamiliar with how LEGO Ideas works, once a project surpasses 10,000 supporters, it is officially reviewed by LEGO and could eventually make it onto store shelves as an official product.
You can tour The Addams Family mansion modular version in the photos below. To learn more and to cast a vote for Scandrett's ode to one of television's most creepy and kooky families, visit LEGO Ideas online.
Photos from Hugh Scandrett:
Posted: 12 Feb 2018 11:09 AM PST
From writing Gremlins and The Goonies to directing Mrs. Doubtfire and the first two Harry Potter movies, Chris Columbus is responsible for pop culture cornerstones of multiple generations, and now he's looking to bring the Five Nights at Freddy's video game franchise to life on the big screen.
Revealed in a humorous post by Blumhouse on Twitter (see below), Columbus will write and direct a Five Nights at Freddy's movie for Blumhouse, who acquired the rights for the video game franchise after a movie adaptation did not move forward at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., who previously had the film rights.
Created by Scott Cawthon and first released in 2014, the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise now spans five main video games and multiple tie-in books. Largely set at a Chuck E. Cheese-esque restaurant and entertainment center called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, the Five Nights at Freddy's games allow you to play as a security guard trying to survive the haunted animatronic bears and other animals at the restaurant that come alive at night, leading to jump scares galore.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cawthon will produce the Five Nights at Freddy's movie alongside Jason Blum and Columbus. No other details have been announced at this time, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is announced.
Five Nights at Freddy's has already cemented itself as one of the creepiest video games of the 21st century, and it has the potential to become the next big horror film franchise if the first movie does well. Are you looking forward to seeing Freddy Fazbear come to life in theaters?
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Posted: 12 Feb 2018 08:08 AM PST
Featuring a cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), and Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness), Marrowbone pits close-knit siblings against a sinister force in the film's first official trailer.
Written and directed by Sergio G. Sanchez, Marrowbone stars George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, and Matthew Stagg. Marrowbone will be released in theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video, and iTunes beginning April 13th from Magnet Releasing.
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