Podcast #201 – ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ ‘Cutter’s Way’ and More!

Steve Head and John Black discuss the new theatrical, home video and film book releases…

Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory

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The Criterion Collection’s Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Twilight Time’s Cutter’s Way

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Paramount Pictures’ Anomalisa

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Magnolia Home Entertainment’s The Wave

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Oldcastle Books’ An Introduction to Film: A Director’s Perspective by Alex Cox

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Pantheon Books’ William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come by James Curtis

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Universal Pictures’ Mr Right

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Podcast #200 – ‘The Finest Hours,’ ‘The Naked Island,’ ‘Only Angels Have Wings’ and More!

Steve Head and John Black discuss the new theatrical, home video and film book releases…

Twilight Time’s Cutter’s Way

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The Criterion Collection’s Only Angels Have Wings

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Howard Hawks: New Perspectives, edited by Ian Brooks

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The Criterion Collection’s The Naked Island

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The Criterion Collection’s Brief Encounter

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Turner Classic Movies: The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter by Jeremy Arnold

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Universal’s The Boy

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Paramount’s Top Gun: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

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X-Men: Apolcalypse

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Alice Through The Looking Glass

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

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Podcast #199 – ‘Krampus,’ ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,’ ‘The Stuff’ and More!

Steve Head and John Black discuss the new theatrical, home video and film book releases…

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Twilight Time’s Thunderbolt and Lightfoot [Encore Edition] Blu-ray.

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Twilight Time’s In the French Style Blu-ray.

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Twilight Time’s Julia Blu-ray.

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Arrow Video’s The Stuff Blu-ray [Region 1 release].

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Arrow Video’s Dillinger Blu-ray [Region 1 release].

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The Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema’s Biggest Monsters by Jason Barr.

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Two Weeks in the Midday Sun: A Cannes Notebook by Roger Ebert.

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Magnolia’s Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon Blu-ray.

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Universal’s Krampus Blu-ray.

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Universal’s The Forest Blu-ray.

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The new documentary Elstree 1976.

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Elstree Studios: A Celebration of Film and Television by Paul Burton and Morris Bright.

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Podcast #198 – ‘Out of the Inferno,’ ‘The Tribe,’ ‘Kill Me Again’ and More!

Steve Head and John Black discuss the new theatrical and home video releases: Out of the Inferno,
In the Heart of the Sea, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Kill Me Again, Room, The Tribe, How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) and more!

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Podcast #197 – ‘Knight of Cups’, ‘Cabin Fever’, ‘Everest 3D’ and More!

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups.

Steve Head and John Black discuss the new theatrical and home video releases: Knight of Cups, London Has Fallen, Zootopia, Miles Ahead, Cabin Fever (2016), American Horror Project Vol. 1, Everest 3D, Out of the Inferno, Death by Hanging and more!

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Podcast #196 – ‘Gods of Egypt’, ‘Kung Fu Master!’, ‘Lady Snowblood’ and More!

Meiko Kaji in Toshiya Fujita's Lady Snowblood.
Meiko Kaji in Toshiya Fujita’s Lady Snowblood.

Steve Head and John Black discuss the new theatrical and home video releases: Gods of Egypt, Kung Fu Master!, Mark of the Devil, Nikkatsu Diamond Guys, The American Dreamer, Pressure Point, Lady Snowblood, Pet Shop of Horrors, Paris Belongs to Us, Serial and God’s Club.

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Podcast #195 – ‘The Witch’, ‘Deadpool’, ‘5-25-77’ and More!

John Francis Daley as Pat in Patrick Reed Johnson's 5-25-77.
John Francis Daley as Pat in Patrick Reed Johnson’s 5-25-77.

Steve Head and John Black discuss the new theatrical and home video releases: The Witch, Deadpool, Race, Risen, 5-25-77, The Beauty Inside on Blu-ray, Steve Jobs on Blu-ray, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season on DVD, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Blu-ray, In the Basement on DVD, Bridge of Spies on Blu-ray, Extraordinary Tales on Blu-ay and Downhill Racer on Blu-ray.

We also discuss the new film-related books: Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber edited by Robert Polito, Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit by Garry Apgar and the novelization of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (now on Netflix) by Justin Hill.

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Coming to Bookshelves: ‘We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy’

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In June, 2015, Plume Books will release We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines.

The book covers the genesis of each film, including never-before-seen photographs and production art, and new interviews with director Robert Zemeckis, producer Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and dozens of others involved with the making of the trilogy.

“Caseen Gaines has written a very compelling and enjoyable history of our trilogy,” said Bob Gale. “For me, reading it was like going back in time. And – Great Scott! – there were even a few anecdotes that I’d never heard!”

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“Working on this book has been an exhilarating ride – probably just as exciting as trying a steam engine up to 88mph or trying to harness 1.21 gigawatts of lightning,” said author Caseen Gaines. “My goal was to tell stories that haven’t been told before, so fans will discover something new, whether they haven’t seen the movies in a while or have studied every detail over the past thirty years. Those who love the franchise are going to enjoy all the new material covered in the book.”

“We Don’t Need Roads is the truly fascinating story of how one of America’s greatest movie franchises came to be”, said Adam F. Goldberg, creator of ABC’s The Goldbergs. “Caseen Gaines’ in-depth research and unprecedented look at Robert Zemeckis’ series proves that the journey to make a perfect movie is anything but perfect. It’s a must read for any true Back to the Future lover and anyone who wants to peek behind the curtain to see how films get made.”

To pre-order We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy click HERE.

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‘Goodfellas’ 4k Scan Coming to Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Home Video will release a new 4k scan of Goodfellas on Blu-ray on May 5, 2015. The HD mastered scan, supervised by Martin Scorsese, is from the original camera negative. The disc will include the prior Blu-ray release’s special features, in addition to a new documentary featuring interviews with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Harvey Keitel and Martin Scorsese.

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Scream! Factory to Release ‘Stigmata,’ ‘Food of the Gods,’ ‘Frogs’ and More

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In a surprise announcement via their Facebook page, Scream Factory revealed that they will release the 1999 film Stigmata on Blu-ray. The disc will be available on May 12th.

No information about the disc’s bonus features have been announced. However, the company stated that…

… you can expect most (if not all) extras that were on the prior 2000 MGM DVD release to be ported over. We will keep you posted closer to street date. Pre-order links will go up next month.”

In addition to Stigmata, Scream Factory revealed the cover art and announced the release dates for two more Blu-ray double features: Food of the Gods / Frogs and Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Statan. Both discs will be available on May 26th.