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Scream Factory To Bring Three Classic John Carpenter Films To Blu-ray On July 24th!

Scream Factory To Bring Three Classic John Carpenter Films To Blu-ray On July 24th!

On July 24, Scream Factory will release three excellent films from the canon of John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) on Blu-ray, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Someone’s Watching Me, and In The Mouth of Madness, the latter in a new Collector’s Edition.

In The Mouth Of Madness [Collector’s Edition] boasts several exciting new special features, including a new audio commentary with director John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter, discussing the 1995 film.

Inspired by the tales of H.P. Lovecraft, this shocking story is, in the words of its acclaimed director, “horror beyond description!” Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow, Dune, The Seventh Sign) is the best-selling author whose newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When he inexplicably vanishes, his publisher (Charlton Heston, Soylent Green, Planet Of The Apes) sends special investigator John Trent (Sam Neill, Daybreakers, Dead Calm) to track him down. Drawn to a town that exists only in Cane’s books, Trent crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape.

In The Mouth Of Madness [Collector’s Edition] Special Features

  • NEW 4K scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter
  • NEW Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look at the film’s locations today
  • NEW The Whisperer of the Dark – an interview with actress Julie Carman
  • NEW Greg Nicotero’s Things in the Basement – a new interview with special effects artist Greg Nicotero including behind-the-scenes footage
  • NEW Home Movies from Hobb’s End – Behind the Scenes footage from Greg Nicotero
  • Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe
  • Vintage Featurette – The Making of In the Mouth of Madness
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

Chevy Chase takes center stage in 1992’s Memoirs of an Invisible Man. Thanks to a nuclear accident, Nick Halloway (Chase) has become invisible. Invisibility makes it easier to spy on agents (particularly chief adversary Sam Neill) who’ve put him in his predicament. And he can romance a lovely documentary producer (Daryl Hannah) in a way she’s never “seen” before. John Carpenter directs and Industrial Light and Magic create eye-opening effects as Nick embarks on his manic quest.

Memoirs of an Invisible Man Special Features

  • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
  • How to Become Invisible: The Dawn of Digital F/X
  • Vintage interviews with director John Carpenter, actors Chevy Chase and Daryl Hannah
  • Behind the Scenes footage
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

In 1978’s Someone’s Watching Me, Los Angeles newcomer Leigh Michaels moves into a chic high-rise apartment building. She loves the view. So does the Peeping Tom who lives somewhere in the adjacent tower. John Carpenter writes and directs this thriller where the breath-catching suspense starts at the moment Leigh (Lauren Hutton, American Gigolo) is framed in the lens of a telescope. For Leigh, it’s the beginning of terrors that escalate from anonymous calls and gifts to lights that mysteriously flicker to prove that someone watches every moment of her life. Leigh fights back, matching her tormentor’s obsession with her own relentless drive to uncover his identity. The prey is now predator – and that escalates the stalker’s game to a deadly new level. Someone is watching.

Someone’s Watching Me Special Features

  • NEW 2K scan from the original film elements – in both 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 aspect ratios
  • NEW audio commentary with author Amanda Reyes (Are You in the House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999)
  • NEW Adrienne Barbeau: Looking Back at Someone’s Watching Me
  • NEW Carpenter’s Enforcer – an interview with Charles Cyphers on his career in John Carpenter’s films
  • NEW Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look at the film’s locations today
  • John Carpenter: Director Rising
  • TV Promo
  • Still Gallery

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Adam Rifkin’s ‘The Last Movie Star’ Showcases Burt Reynolds At His Best!

Adam Rifkin’s ‘The Last Movie Star’ Showcases Burt Reynolds At His Best!

“The Last Movie Star” is a smart, fresh take on stardom that left me nostalgic for the era of classic Hollywood. Reynolds’ Vic Edwards represents a pedigree of Hollywood that has long since faded with the popularity of reality stars and internet flash in the pans. A Hollywood fixture for decades, Reynolds’ translates his ups and downs to Vic Edwards with such ease, you lose yourself in the character as if Reynolds’ tragedies and triumphs weren’t public knowledge.

When first meeting Vic, we find a broken man faced with heartbreaking news – he has to put down his longtime companion, his trusty canine Squanto. We’re immediately drawn into a long life of love and loss through his tough decision to end his friend’s suffering. Upon his arrival at home we see he has nothing left within the walls but faded memories of a better life and ultimately he is alone. But, as things are looking down, Vic discovers he is being honored at a film festival near his hometown in Nashville, Tennessee.

Though skeptical at first, his old pal (Chevy Chase) convinces him to show up and collect the award in-person. Vic finds the accommodations for his travel and stay in Nashville far less than impressive. His fears are realized once he arrives at the festival, a small gathering to be held in the back of a bar. Vic’s frustration turns to anger, and bourbon, and the actor turned curmudgeon lashes out at the young fans Doug and Shane, played exceptionally by Clark Duke and Ellar Coltrane, respectively.

Begrudgingly along for the ride is Lil. Lil is portrayed by Ariel Winter in what should prove to be a breakout role for the promising young starlet. Pushing through years of her “Modern Family” image, Winter is stellar opposite Reynolds in the film. Her quick wit and cynicism match Reynolds’ been there, done that attitude pitch perfectly.

Ariel Winter and Burt Reynolds in ‘The Last movie Star.’

Reynolds and Winter embark on a journey around Edwards’ childhood hot-spots visiting his childhood home, college stomping grounds where he was once king, and everything between. Their chemistry is remarkable given the age difference. Reynolds’ is as old school as they come. Golden age of Hollywood all the way. But Winter’s ability to not only match intensity, but sometimes outshine the veteran, is an impressive feat and testimony of her talents.

The cast assembled for the film is nothing short of wonderful. Lead by Reynolds and Winter, Duke, Coltrane, Al-Jaleel Knox, Nikki Blonsky and Juston Street shine like we’ve never seen from each before.

Penned with love, director Adam Rifkin taps into the zeitgeist of past and present, forming a poetic, cautionary tale presented through the eyes of a weathered film star whose message is clear: Do good, be good.

Rifkin’s script is masterful in hiding a personal love letter to a childhood icon while parading itself as a multi-million dollar property loaded with stars.

“The Last Movie Star” is currently available on DirecTV and opens around the nation on March 30, 2018 from A24.

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Check Out The Trailer For Adam Rifkin’s ‘The Last Movie Star’ Starring Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter

Check Out The Trailer For Adam Rifkin’s ‘The Last Movie Star’ Starring Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter

Check out the official trailer for Adam Rifkin’s ‘The Last Movie Star.’ The film stars the legendary Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke and Chevy Chase. The uproarious story about getting older arrives on Blu-ray™ and Digital on March 27 from Lionsgate.

Synopsis: Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was the biggest star in Hollywood, a college football legend turned stunt double turned leading man. Now in his eighties, he’s convinced by an old friend (Chevy Chase) to accept an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at a two-bit film festival in Nashville. The trip launches him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “The Best Is Yet to Come: Adam Rifkin of The Last Movie Star” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Adam Rifkin

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Official Poster Unveiled For ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’ Documentary

Official Poster Unveiled For ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’ Documentary

Magnolia Pictures has unveiled a new poster for the upcoming documentary ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon.’ Check it out below along with the red band trailer for the film.

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

Director Douglas Tirola’s documentary about the Lampoon, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, cleverly chronicles its founding by two former Harvard students, its growth, demise and everything in between. Told thru fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine’s prime), the film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.

‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’ hits theaters and On Demand September 25th.national-lampoon-doc-poster-2015-1

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New Red Band Trailer ”Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’ Unveiled

New Red Band Trailer ”Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’ Unveiled

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From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

Director Douglas Tirola’s documentary about the Lampoon, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, cleverly chronicles its founding by two former Harvard students, its growth, demise and everything in between. Told thru fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine’s prime), the film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.

‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’ hits theaters and On Demand September 25th.

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DJ Steve Porter Unveils Hilarious ‘Community’ Season One Remix

DJ Steve Porter Unveils Hilarious ‘Community’ Season One Remix

DJ Steve Porter made this hilarious remix of ‘Community’ Season One. Check out the video below to find out what you have been missing!

Remember that ‘Community’ Season One hits DVD on September 21st, 2010!

Synopsis: Smooth talking ex-lawyer Jeff Winger has got a lot to learn, and he’s come to Greendale Community College to avoid every bit of it. Unfortunately for Jeff, he’s not the only misfit to enroll here, and people in need have an odd way of finding each other. First, his fake study group becomes a real study group. Then, over the course of a strange year – from Mexican Halloween to the final ‘Tranny Dance’ – including bad trips, great debates, drunk dials, food fights, epic paintball battles and sinister chicken finger conspiracies – the group becomes a family, something Jeff never wanted, but clearly needs. Starring Joel McHale (TV’s “The Soup”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Emmy Award winner Chevy Chase.

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New Green Band Trailer For ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Unveiled!

New Green Band Trailer For ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Unveiled!

A brand new theatrical trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine, a new sci-fi comedy that stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Lizzy Caplan, has been rolled out! It definitely tops the list as one of our most anticipated movies of 2010!

Check out the new green band trailer on Apple.com at this location >

The film is directed by Steve Pink, the director of films such as Accepted and screenwriter of High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank. Hot Tub Time Machine hits theaters on March 19, 2010.

Synopsis: After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads’ pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures – one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists.

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