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‘The Evil Dead’ To Receive 4K Blu-ray Release On October 9th!

‘The Evil Dead’ To Receive 4K Blu-ray Release On October 9th!

More than 35 years ago, a low-budget horror movie roared across movie screens and changed the velocity of fear forever — and made a cult legend out of Bruce Campbell in his iconic role as the lethal, wisecracking Ash Williams. Now, for the first time, you can experience the ferocious ingenuity, relentless shocks, and gore-gushing havoc of the original Sam Raimi masterpiece in 4K!

Celebrate the original beginning of the cult classic series when The Evil Dead arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) October 9 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi, and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that made him a cult icon, this film follows five college friends who accidentally release a legion of demons and spirits. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, as well as Dolby Vision™ HDR, to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, The Evil Dead 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, producer Robert Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell

 

 

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Hail to the King, Baby! — A Review of Scream Factory’s ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ Blu-ray Release!

Hail to the King, Baby! — A Review of Scream Factory’s ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ Blu-ray Release!

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On August 16th, 1977, at 3:30 pm, Elvis Aaron Presley was pronounced dead. The long time “King of Rock n Roll” had succumb to a heart attack most likely brought on by years of drug abuse. This is the story we’ve all heard, and the one that most believe to this day. But what if this wasn’t the case? What if Elvis was still out there, old and decrepit, but still alive; living out his days in a Texas nursing home? Add teaming up with an African American JFK and fighting a 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy to that story and you’ve got the premise for Bubba Ho-tep, Don Coscarelli’s 2002 cult classic based on the Joe R. Lansdale novella of the same name. Boy…….it’s honestly not as batshit crazy as you’d imagine and is quite clever, and of course, as you can see from the title, it got the Scream Factory treatment. Let’s take a look!

Bruce Campbell, doing the greatest Elvis impersonation I’ve ever seen, plays the “King”, however the staff refer to him as Sebastian Haff. Presley explains that he switched places with Haff, an Elvis impersonator, in the early 70’s in hopes to escape the tiring demands of fame. Whether this story is true or not is never confirmed but in a film like this it honestly doesn’t matter. Presley has only one friend, an elderly black man named Jack (Ossie Davis) who claims he is JFK, died black after the infamous assassination attempt. These two unlikely heroes team up to take down a mummy stolen from a nearby museum.

This movie sounds like random for randomness sake but it’s actually a brilliant film with a ton of heart. It deals with the fear of growing old and your best years being behind you. Throughout the film our main characters come to term with their own mortality and approach it in different ways. The main cast is phenomenal. Davis truly makes you believe he is an African American John F Kennedy, which looks ridiculous typing out. Bruce Campbell doesn’t have to try that hard as I believe he is the reincarnation of Elvis Presley, even if he was born 19 years prior to his death.

Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis in Don Coscarelli’s ‘Bubba Hotep.’

As with most Scream Factory releases, this is the essential pick up for any fan of the film. Scream gives us a new commentary with author Joe R. Lansdale and new interviews with Coscarelli, Campbell, and makeup effects supervisor, Robert Kurtzman. Along with these new features we also get everything from past releases, including commentaries by Coscarelli/Campbell and “the King”, multiple featurettes, music videos, and a reading of the original tale by Lansdale himself.

If you’ve seen any of Coscarelli’s work (Phantasm, John Dies at the End) you’ll know the ridiculousness involved. That being said, there is a true message behind this film that I believe everyone faces at some point in their life. If you’re a fan of Bruce Campbell, Elvis, or just good films in general, I would recommend giving Bubba Ho-Tep a watch. Like most of their releases, Scream Factory is the way to go.

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The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
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‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ To Be Unleashed on Blu-ray and DVD On August 23rd!

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ To Be Unleashed on Blu-ray and DVD On August 23rd!

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“Ash vs Evil Dead,” the 10-episode half-hour STARZ Original series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.  The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.

Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

The cast also includes Lucy Lawless as Ruby (“Parks and Recreation,” “Spartacus” franchise, “Battlestar Galactica,” “Xena: Warrior Princess”), a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar (In Time, “Raising Hope,” “Dexter,” Meet the Fockers), an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell (“Impress Me,” A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Girlfriends”), a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

With a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Blu-ray™ and $39.98 for DVD, “Ash vs Evil Dead” includes exclusive audio commentaries by Bruce Campbell and more!

To learn more about this title, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 180: Blind, Crippled, Crazy

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 180: Blind, Crippled, Crazy

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason ring in 2016 with an eclectic mix of pop culture topics. The duo start with a quick recap of their holiday adventures and what the New Year may hold for them. Jeremy gives us the scoop in his first foray into the world of live WWE events, while Jason gives us the latest and greatest on the long-rumored Guns N’ Roses reunion. They also take a trip down memory lane with a look at ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ and the magic that is Bruce Campbell. The show is rounded out with the latest on ‘Batman V. Superman’ and solid picks of the week with ‘The Visit’’ and ‘The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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FARGO: FX Orders Third Season of The Critically Acclaimed Series

FARGO: FX Orders Third Season of The Critically Acclaimed Series

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FX has ordered a third installment of the Emmy®, Golden Globe®, AFI and Peabody award-winning limited series Fargo from Creator Noah Hawley, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.

The second installment of Fargo currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed television of 2015 according to Metacritic with a score of 96 out of 100, and it also scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and has the highest average critics’ rating of any show on TV this year with 9.1 out of 10.

“Year two of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” Schrier said. “Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel & Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making Fargo such a memorable and rewarding journey.”

Fargo returns with an all-new episode tonight – “Did you do this? No, you did it!” (Episode 7, Airs November 23, 10:00 pm e/p) – Lou and Hank investigate in Fargo, The King of Breakfast visits Betsy and Molly, Floyd is summoned away and Bear questions a family member’s loyalty. Written by Noah Hawley and Matt Wolpert & Ben Nedivi; directed by Keith Gordon.

Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and John Cameron will all return for the new installment. FX’s Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio.

The first installment of Fargo garnered universal critical acclaim and won three Emmy awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, two Golden Globe awards, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and a Peabody Award.

The second installment of Fargo, currently airing on FX, follows a young State Trooper (Patrick Wilson) and his Sheriff father-in-law (Ted Danson) as they investigate a grisly case involving a local crime family and a major mob syndicate, and a small town beautician (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband (Jesse Plemons) who inadvertently get caught in the middle.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 168: Give Me Some Sugar Baby

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 168: Give Me Some Sugar Baby

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Jeremy are recovering from their Halloween hangovers. They quickly take flight with a look at CBS’s well-received new superhero drama, “Supergirl,” and set their sights on the magic of the new Starz series, “Ash Vs. Evil Dead.” Jeremy also offers up another update on the “Friday The 13th: The Video Game” Kickstarter campaign, while Jason gives us the scoop on his recent interviews with Alice Eve, Elliot Knight (Once Upon A Time) and comedian Iliza Shlesinger. It’s a jam packed episode served up hot with lots and lots of spices. Download, listen and spread the word!

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Scream Factory To Unleash ‘Army of Darkness Collector’s Edition Blu-ray On October 27th!

Scream Factory To Unleash ‘Army of Darkness Collector’s Edition Blu-ray On October 27th!

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Coming this October!

Coming this October!

Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient “Necronomicon” – the Book of the Dead – unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in this outrageously hilarious third chapter of Evil DeadTrilogy from legendary director Sam Raimi (DarkmanDrag Me to Hell) and producer Robert Tapert (Ash vs. Evil Dead).   On October 27, 2015, SCREAM FACOTRY™ is proud to present ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition, featuring the Theatrical Cut of the film, the Director’s Cut (with 15 minutes of extra footage), the International Cut and the TV version (in standard definition). This definitive collector’s edition of ARMY OF DARKNESS is jam-packed with a wealth of bonus content, including new interviews with star and co-producer Bruce Campbell and the cast, special make-up effect artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, and Greg Nicotero, audio commentary, alternate and deleted scenes and much more – all collected in a special 3-Disc Blu-ray set!

A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors, pop culture enthusiasts and fans of Bruce Campbell to complete their entertainment library, ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition also contains  a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.

*** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set directly from ShoutFactory.com and get the order shipped two weeks early, plus receive exclusive 18″x24″ poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork! Available while supplies last.

Pre-order now at:
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http://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Collectors-Blu-ray-Bruce-Campbell/dp/B0112HPSXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1441757027&sr=1-1&keywords=army+of+darkness+collector%27s+edition

Final details on ARMY OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray set as follows:

DISC ONE (Theatrical Version – 81 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

  • NEW Medieval Times: The Making Of “Army Of Darkness” featuring interviews with star & co-producer Bruce Campbell, actors Marcus GilbertTed RaimiTimothy QuillRichard GroveBill MoseleyPatricia Tallman and Angela Featherstone, director of photography Bill Pope, editor Bob Murawski, production designer Anthony Tremblay, composer Joseph Lo Duca, costume designer Ida Gearon, special make-up effects artists Howard BergerTony GardnerRobert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, “Pit Bitch” performer and effects artist William Bryan, mechanical effects artist Gary Jones, first assistant director John Cameron, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and stunt coordinator Christopher Doyle (96 min.)
  • Original Ending
  • Original Opening With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Home Video Promo

DISC TWO (Director’s Cut – 96 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

  • Audio Commentary with director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell and co-writer Ivan Raimi
  • NEW Additional Behind-The-Scenes Footage From KNB Effects (55 min.)
  • Vintage Creating The Deadites Featurette (21 min.)
  • Vintage “Making Of” Featurette
  • Extended Interview Clips with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert

DISC THREE (International Cut – 88 min.) – 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The International Inter-positive
  • Television Version With Additional Footage (90 min., Standard Definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW Still Galleries With Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos from production designer Anthony Tremblay, visual effects supervisor William Mesa, and special make-up effects artists Tony Gardner and KNB EFX, Inc. (Over 200 Stills)
  • NEW Still Gallery Of Props And Rare Photos from the collection of super fan Dennis Carter Jr.
  • NEW Storyboards for Deleted or Alternate Scenes

Vintage The Men Behind The Army Featurette (19 min.)

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The Red Band Trailer For ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Is Scary Good!

The Red Band Trailer For ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Is Scary Good!

When it was announced that a remake of Sam Raimi’s ‘The Evil Dead’ was in the works, fans of the original film collectively held their breath. Now, it looks like they can breathe a sigh of relief as the red band trailer is scary good! Helmed by Fede Alvarez, ‘Evil Dead’ stars Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci and Elizabeth Blackmore. Check it out below and mark your calendars for the film’s April 12, 2013 release.

Official Synopsis: In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

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