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Blu-ray Review – House: The Complete Collection

House: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Box Set

Directed by Steve Miner/Ethan Wiley/James Isaac/Lewis Abernathy.

Starring William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park-Lincoln, Amy Yasbeck, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Dean Cleverdon, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Terri Treas, Melissa Clayton, Scott Burkholder, Denny Dillon, Kane Hodder.

Synopsis:

1980s VHS rental hit House and its three sequels are brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a lavish box set from Arrow Video.

A hugely popular VHS rental back in the day, 1985s House is a film that was put together by a team of people that included producer Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th/The Last House on the Left), writer Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps/The Monster Squad), director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2/Halloween H20:
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Film News: Cinematographer, Oscar Winner Haskell Wexler of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Dies at 93

Los Angeles – At the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival awards ceremony at the Ambassador East, an older man started shooting me with a video camera in the bar area. Later that same man, Haskell Wexler, picked up a lifetime award at that ceremony. Haskell Wexler died on Dec. 27, 2015, at the age of 93.

Haskell Wexler, Oscar Winning Cinematographer

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Wexler won two Oscars for his cinematography, for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” – the last separate Oscar given for Black & White cinematography – and “Bound for Glory,” which was also notable for the first use of the Steadicam. The rest of his resume isn’t too shabby either, with Best Picture winners or nominations for “In the Heat of the Night, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” “America America” and “Coming Home.” Wexler had five Oscar nominations, including his wins, during his career.
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Famed Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies At Age 93

Visual consultant Haskell Wexler prior to a screening of “American Graffiti,” presented at Oscars® Outdoors by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday, August 2, 2013. credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Haskell Wexler, one of Hollywood’s most famous and honored cinematographers and one whose innovative approach helped him win Oscars for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the Woody Guthrie biopic “Bound for Glory,” died Sunday. He was 93.

From the AP:

Wexler died peacefully in his sleep, his son, Oscar-nominated sound man Jeff Wexler, told The Associated Press.

A liberal activist, Wexler photographed some of the most socially relevant and influential films of the 1960s and 1970s, including the Jane Fonda-Jon Voight anti-war classic, “Coming Home,” the Sidney Poitier-Rod Steiger racial drama “In the Heat of the Night” and the Oscar-winning adaptation of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
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Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies at 93

Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies at 93
Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Haskell Wexler has died at age 93. The icon, who lensed famed films such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Bound for Glory and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, passed away in his sleep at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, his son Jeff Wexler announced on his website. "It is with great sadness that I have to report that my father, Haskell Wexler, has died," Jeff wrote. "Pop died peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, December 27th, 2015. Accepting the Academy Award in 1967, Pop said: 'I hope we can use our art for peace and for love.
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Haskell Wexler, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 93

Haskell Wexler, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 93
Influential cinematographer and social documentarian Haskell Wexler, who won Oscars for his work in both arenas, has died. He was 93.

Wexler’s death on Sunday was confirmed with a post on the HaskellWexler.com blog. His son Jeff shared via Facebook that Wexler died “peacefully in his sleep.”

“An amazing life has ended but his lifelong commitment to fight the good fight, for peace, for all humanity, will live on,” Jeff Wexler wrote.

Haskell Wexler won two Oscars for cinematography, for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 1966 and for “Bound for Glory” 10 years later. He also picked up an Oscar in 1970 for the short documentary “Interview With My Lai Veterans,” directed with Richard Pearce.

Wexler also wrote, directed and largely financed two feature films, the highly politically charged “Medium Cool” in 1969 and “Latino” in 1985. He also directed 2007’s “From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks,” an adaptation of
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Haskell Wexler, Oscar-winning cinematographer, dies aged 93

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Haskell Wexler, Oscar-winning cinematographer, dies aged 93
The double Oscar-winning cinematographer who worked on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest died in hospital in Santa Monica on Sunday. He was 93.

Haskell Wexler was nominated five times for the Academy Award and won twice for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1967 and Bound For Glory ten years later.

His other three nominations came for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (shared with Bill Butler) in 1975, Matewan in 1987 and most recently Blaze in 1990.

Wexler was born in Chicago and joined the Merchant Marines before returning home to make documentaries and educational films. He remained politically aware after moving to California and directed Medium Cool in 1969, about the 1968 Democratic National convention.

His son Jeff Wexler posted the following notice on his website: “It is with great sadness that I have to report that my father, Haskell Wexler, has died. Pop died peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, December 27th, 2015.

“Accepting the Academy
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Haskell Wexler, 1922-2015

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Haskell Wexler, 1922-2015
The double Oscar-winning cinematographer who worked on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest died in hospital in Santa Monica on Sunday. He was 93.

Wexler was nominated five times for the Academy Award and won twice for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1967 and Bound For Glory ten years later.

His other three nominations came for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (shared with Bill Butler) in 1975, Matewan in 1987 and most recently Blaze in 1990.

Wexler was born in Chicago and joined the Merchant Marines before returning home to make documentaries and educational films. He remained politically aware after moving to California and directed Medium Cool in 1969, about the 1968 Democratic National convention.

His son Jeff Wexler posted the following notice on his website: “It is with great sadness that I have to report that my father, Haskell Wexler, has died. Pop died peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, December 27th, 2015. Accepting the Academy
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The Horror Show (1989) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

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The Horror Show (1989)

Written by: Alan Smithee, Allyn Warner, Leslie Bohem

Directed by: James Isaac, David Blyth

Cast: Lance Henriksen (Detective Lucas McCarthy), Brion James (Max Jenke), Rita Taggart (Donna McCarthy), Dedee Pfeiffer (Bonnie McCarthy), Aron Eisenberg (Scott McCarthy), Thom Bray (Peter Campbell), Matt Clark (Dr. Tower), Terry Alexander (Casey)

Some films aren’t served very well by their titles. A name is just a name, but then again, first impressions can seal the deal. I didn’t see The Horror Show until about a week ago. My cursor has been looming over it in my Netfix queue for quite some time. The title is so ambiguous, that it could be anything. The key word is anything, and I will see anything with Lance Henriksen in it. He’s become the stuff of legends. He’s one of the few character actors that have
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‘The Horror Show’ aka House III Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Thom Bray, Lawrence Tierney | Written by Allyn Warner, Leslie Bohem | Directed by James Isaac

If there was one genre that spawned countless knock-offs (some better than the films they were imitating, others not so much) it was the slasher film. Even some films that were touted as the greats amongst the sub-genre would be still hidden in the shadows of the films they were emulating. There’s a waterfall effect to these films that start with Psycho and fall through Black Christmas onto Friday the 13th. But within the sub-genre, a splintering could be found as well, creating a mutated family hierarchy of slasherdom. Every slasher film had to find some sort of way of setting itself apart from the other, by creating some sort of different villain who was unstoppable and creative in ways that kept bodies in seats.
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The Horror Show- The Search For House III (Scream Factory)

The Horror Show aka House III (1989)

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart

Writers: Leslie Bohem, Alan Smithee (really Allyn Warner)

Directors: James Isaac, David Blyth (released from duty)

Synopsis (Scream Factory):

116 people are dead at the hands of Max Jenke and his trusty meat cleaver. Now, justice is about to be served as Jenke is sentenced to the electric chair. But from the first high-voltage blast, it becomes clear that Max is no ordinary serial killer. With a blood-chilling laugh from the depths of hell, Max enters our world, transformed into a supernatural force by the high-voltage blast of electricity. Max vows revenge on the cop who captured him. Well-aware of the maniacal killer’s passion to destroy, Detective Lucas McCarthy can only begin to imagine the horror that awaits him and his family.

Review:

I wasn’t planning on starting this review out as a Shocker Vs The Horror Show commentary,
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Watch the Original Trailer for The Horror Show

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Scream Factory will be releasing 1989′s The Horror Show to Blu-ray/DVD later this month and they’ve give us a look at the original theatrical trailer:

“Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends “Meat Cleaver Max” and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas’ family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family? Starring Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Lawrence Tierney and Terry Alexander

The Horror Show will be released as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on November 26th. Here are the bonus features that will be included:

New Commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham New Interview with Stunt Coordinator Kane Hodder and actress Rita Taggart Theatrical trailer

The post Watch the Original Trailer for The Horror Show
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Bonus Feature Details for Crawlspace, The Beast Within, and The Horror Show

Scream Factory announced a few months ago that The Beast Within and Crawlspace will be coming to Blu-ray sometime this year. The Horror Show is also set to join them, and we have all the details on the special features included and those all-important release dates.

The Horror Show (1989)

“Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends “Meat Cleaver Max” and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas’ family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family? Starring Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Lawrence Tierney and Terry Alexander

New Commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham New Interview with Stunt Coordinator Kane Hodder and actress Rita Taggart Theatrical trailer

The Horror Show will be released as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on November 26th.
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Extras Creep Out For Scream Factory’s The Beast Within, Crawlspace, & Horror Show Blu’s!

Scream Factory has mined the vaults of MGM once again to re-release some truly wild, must-sees on Blu-ray with brand new bonus features! Among the upcoming discs include The Beast Within (which includes an all new audio commentary with Tom Holland, moderated by Icons creator Rob Galluzzo!), Crawlspace, and The Horror Show (erroneously marketed as House III internationally)! Dig on the the list of features below.

Bonus Features:

New Audio Commentary – Director Philippe Mora & actor Paul Clemens New Audio Commentary – Writer Tom Holland Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis:

This motion picture contains scenes of extremely graphic and violent horror. Beware! A teenager experiences growing pains of a most shocking sort in this exciting*tense and gory tale of human-into-monster transformation.

Release Date:

December 17th

Bonus Features:

New Audio Commentary – Director David SchmoellerPlease Kill Mr. Kinski” – a short film by David Schmoeller Interview – Make-up effects artist John Vulich Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis:

A
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