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Scream Factory Announces Blu-ray Releases for Bones (2001), Inseminoid, and Bug (1975)

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In addition to releasing new Blu-rays in December for horror fans to put under their trees and place in their stockings hung with care, Scream Factory is also giving the gift of announcing Blu-rays for viewers to look forward to in the new year, including the Snoop Dogg-starring Bones, 1981's Inseminoid, and Bug (1975).

Special features for the new Blu-rays of Bones, Inseminoid, and Bug have yet to be announced, but all three releases are slated to come out in March of 2020, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official announcements and cover art below:

Bones Blu-ray: "We’re unleashing the “Dogg” today with the news that that the 2001 horror tale (staring rapper Snoop Dogg) Bones is coming to Blu-ray on March 31st!

The time is 1979. Jimmy Bones (Snoop Dogg) is respected and loved as the neighborhood protector.
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New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 15, February 21, 2019 Episode 14 Spoilers Revealed By ABC

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Hey, Grey's Anatomy fans. We hope you enjoyed episode 13 tonight. Now, that it's all over, it's time to take a look at what the brand new, next episode 14 of this current season 15 has in store for us. ABC recently put out their official press release for episode 14. So, we've got the goods for you. To get things started, ABC's press release revealed that episode 14 is labeled/titled, "I Want A New Drug." Episode 14 sounds like it's going to feature some very intense and interesting scenes as the doctors deal with a major drug overdose! Jackson and Maggie have an awkward experience. Levi and Nico take things to a new level and more. We'll go ahead and start off this teaser session with the drug overdose situation. It turns out that we're going to see the doctors start frantically scrambling when an extreme drug overdose situation breaks out! ABC's official description reads like this,
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New Supergirl movie greenlit for development at Warner Bros

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Warner Bros and DC Films have given the green light for development to begin on a new Supergirl movie.

Superman’s cousin has previously made it to the big screen back in 1984. The film was directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by David Odell and focused on Kara of Argo City who poses as Clark Kent’s cousin, Linda Lee. Kara has to recover the Omegahedron from an evil Terran sorceress. The movie didn’t quite have the same impact as Christopher Reeves big hitting Superman. Helen Slater as Supergirl, along with Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, and Peter O’Toole, with Marc McClure reprising his role as Jimmy Olsen from the Superman films.e only appointed the Cloverfield paradox writer Oren Uziel with the task of writing the script. No other details have been made available.

Also in the news – Patrick Stewart to return as Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek series

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‘Supergirl’ Movie in the Works

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‘Supergirl’ Movie in the Works
Supergirl is flying to the big screen again.

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are in the early stages of a “Supergirl” film. They have hired Oren Uziel to write the script, but have not found a producer yet.

The character has been played by Melissa Benoist in the titular CW series that’s heading into its fourth season and is overseen by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Allison Adler.

The “Supergirl” character first appeared in “Action Comics #252” from writer Otto Binder and illustrator Al Plastino. It followed Kara Zor-El, who was born and raised in Argo City, a fragment of Krypton that survived destruction. When the city is doomed, Kara is sent to Earth by her parents to be raised by her cousin Kal-El, known as Superman. Supergirl adopted the secret identity of orphan Linda Lee and made Midvale Orphanage her home.

After the first three Christopher Reeve “Superman” movies,
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Jaws 2 Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Nearly 200 Unseen Photos

Jaws 2 Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Nearly 200 Unseen Photos
Jaws 2 is known for being one of the best of the franchise, and for some, it's one of the best sequels in history. It was briefly even the highest grossing sequel of all time until Rocky II came along in 1979 to knock it out. The movie came out a few years after Steven Spielberg directed the original film and had a pretty difficult birth for a variety of reasons. Even so, Jaws 2 was a box office success and there are now 180 never-before-seen pictures from the making of the movie that have just surfaced online.

David Mann is responsible for sharing these awesome new pictures from the set of Jaws 2. The movie was filmed on the Emerald Coast in Florida and the pictures show off some of the different versions of the shark, which was nicknamed "Bruce II" after Steven Spielberg named the first version "Bruce" after his lawyer.
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Supergirl (1984)

We’re told that the first live- action feature film super-heroine was the marvelous Helen Slater, whose fine presence redeems this last film in the Salkind Superman franchise. CineSavant likes it for the right reasons — his very young kids adored it — but can see its turnip screenwriting and frayed corners showing through. The release combines a 125-minute Blu-ray with an overstuffed 139-minute DVD.



Warner Archive Collection

1984 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 125 (Bd) & 139 (Sd) min. / Street Date July 24, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Peter O’Toole, Mia Farrow, Brenda Vaccaro, Peter Cook, Simon Ward, Marc McClure, Hart Bochner, Maureen Teefy.

Cinematography: Alan Hume

Film Editor: Malcolm Cooke

Visual Effects: Derek Meddings

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by David Odell

Produced by Timothy Burrill, Ilya Salkind

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc

I got caught up short about ten years ago when doing extras for the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Comic-Con Best Of Film Schedule: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘Glass’ & More To Fill Void In Marvel-Less Year – Update

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Comic-Con Best Of Film Schedule: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘Glass’ & More To Fill Void In Marvel-Less Year – Update
Updated: With Wednesday, Thursday and Friday events. Captain Marvel, The Guardians of the Galaxy and whoever is alive from The Avengers won’t be showing up in San Diego, but there will be plenty of other big screen rivals to keep the temperature at a scorching level in Hall H.

At this point in time, many film screenings are oddly missing from the lineup, except for kiddie pic Teen Titans Go! To the Movies! on Friday. Perhaps there will be more as they’re often announced at the last minute or suddenly during the confab (Read Lionsgate’s Blair Witch). Comic-Con has traditionally been a successful launch pad for such fan faves as Sausage Party, Star Trek Beyond, The Visit, Annabelle: Creation and Don’t Breathe. Don’t worry, on the TV side there’s the AMC premiere of Better Call Saul season 4.

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‘Supergirl’ Movie From 1984 Coming to Blu-ray with International and Director’s Cut

Warner Archive Collection has announced a July 24th release date for the 1984 Supergirl movie on Blu-ray.

Supergirl will come package with two versions of the film, though both won't be presented on Blu-ray Discs. The International Cut has been remastered and will be on Blu-ray, while the rare Director's Cut will be a special bonus on an inclusive DVD disc.

At 125 minutes in length, the International Cut runs a full 20 minutes longer than the Theatrical Cut. The Director's Cut runs even longer at 138 minutes in length.

Bonus features will include:

Commentary by Director Jeannot Szwarc and Special Project Consultant Scott Michael Bosco

“The Making of Supergirl” Vintage Documentary

Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Supergirl stars Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow, Brenda Vaccaro, Peter Cook,Simon Ward, Marc McClure, and Hart Bochner.

Pre-order Supergirl on Blu-ray at the WB Shop.
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Spielberg Wanted Jaws 2 to Be Saving Private Ryan with Sharks

Spielberg Wanted Jaws 2 to Be Saving Private Ryan with Sharks
Jaws is the first, and still easily one of the best, summer blockbusters. Because it was so successful, Jaws 2 happened and it was a very similar movie to its predecessor that is fine, but not nearly as memorable as it possibly could have been. Especially when considering what Steven Spielberg originally wanted to do with the sequel. Basically, he wanted to use Robert Shaw's infamous monologue about the USS Indianapolis as inspiration for what essentially would have been Saving Private Ryan with sharks.

Quint's speech from Jaws is one of the most beloved scenes in cinema history and what makes the whole thing so chilling is that it's based on real events. The USS Indianapolis, which was on a secret mission to deliver parts for the infamous Hiroshima bombing, did actually sink on July 30, 1945, and hundreds of men died. A good chunk of them via the mouths of some very hungry sharks.
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‘Jaws 2’ Was Almost ‘Saving Private Ryan’ With Sharks (Podcast)

‘Jaws 2’ Was Almost ‘Saving Private Ryan’ With Sharks (Podcast)
The scariest moment in “Jaws” doesn’t include a shark on-screen. It comes when Quint describes Navy crewmen, survivors of the sunken USS Indianapolis, being eaten alive in a shark feeding frenzy in 1945. Steven Spielberg wanted “Jaws 2” to tell that true story: Think “Saving Private Ryan,” with sharks.

The “Jaws” sequel that might have been is one topic of discussion in our new “Shoot This Now” podcast, which you can listen to on Apple or right here:

Our guest for the episode is Mark Ramsey, host of the stunning “Inside Jaws” podcast. Besides recounting Spielberg’s journey as he directed “Jaws,” it also re-enacts some of the hellish shark attacks that inspired the film.

Also Read: 'Inside Jaws,' About Steven Spielberg's Rise, Lures Hollywood Interest (Podcast)

What makes Quint’s story so scary is its accuracy. Almost everything he says is based in fact.

It was July 30, 1945. The
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It Came From The Tube: The Devil’S Daughter (1973)

What’s your earliest horror memory, the moment you were irreversibly scarred yet knew you had to see and know more? Which one imprinted on you at a stupidly impressionable age? Do you remember? Because I never could; save for one indelible image burned on my psyche at the age of five, I have searched, asked, and pleaded with so many people what possible movie could have done this to me as a child. Until last night that is, when I stumbled upon The Devil’s Daughter (1973), an ABC TV movie that finally put a name to the image, even if I did somewhat misremember it. Time plus kindertrauma equals new memories, I guess? Yay to ongoing decrepitude!

Originally airing on January 9th as an ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week, The Devil’s Daughter was up against Hawaii Five-o over on CBS while NBC rolled out their own Tuesday Night at the Movies.
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New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14, April 12, 2018 Episode 19 Storyline Teasers Revealed By ABC

Hey, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. It's that time again. It's time to go over what is in store for the next, new episode 19 of this 14th season. ABC recently put out a press release for it. As usual, it features a short teaser description along with a title and some other production information such as casting intel, writers and directors. We'll go ahead and start this session off like we always do by telling you guys what the producers decided to name this one. It's officially entitled, "Beautiful Dreamer." ABC began this press release by putting in all caps the following words: "An Ice Agent Arrives At Grey Sloan, On ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'" The first storyline teaser that the main description points out reveals that we'll see somebody from Ice arrive on the scene at Grey Sloan. This person will be trying to track down someone who may be working undercover.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Bug (1975)

Known as the King of the Gimmicks, producer/director William Castle will surely be remembered for such B staples as House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Tingler (also ’59) and 13 Ghosts (1960), cheap but fun pictures with added pleasure for the moviegoer by the use of ingenious devices such as Emergo, Percepto, and Illusion-o. It’s only fitting that he ended his career as co-writer/producer of Jeannot Szwarc’s Bug (1975), a nature gone amok flick that becomes a Weird-o halfway through to detail a descent into madness.

Distributed by Paramount Pictures in June, Bug didn’t make much of a dent in the summer box office, bringing in a little over $3.6 million and infuriating critics. Richard Eder of The New York Times called it “sick, and literally sickening.” Some people just can’t handle arson prone killer cockroaches, I guess. Never mind them, because the rest of us get to revel in
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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Supernatural Duo Rob and Rich Speak on First Shared Network Episode & More!

It's hard to believe the Kings of Con (Supernatural Con, that is) never shared an episode during the 12-season run that's helped to make them adored by so many.

But thanks to executive producer Adam Glass of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (who was also a producer on Supernatural from 2010-15), Rob Benedict and Richard Speight, Jr., have filmed their first episode of network television together!!

We had the opportunity to speak with both men about their guest starring roles, their friendship, the cross-pollination of the Supernatural family a lot more. Check out excerpts of our conversations with both Rob and Richard below.

On Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season 2 Episode 5, two American entrepreneurs, best friends, go missing when they go to Bangladesh to finalize a deal with regards to their new clothing line.

The Americans, Rob and David, are played by Richard Speight, Jr, and Rob Benedict, respectively. What were the
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DVD & Blu-rays: Jaws sequels, Chuck Norris

Nick Aldwinckle Sep 2, 2016

Our latest The Bottom Shelf DVD and Blu-ray round-up features Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, Jaws: The Revenge and Chuck Norris...

With Shark Week arguably America’s most beloved religious festival and the unprecedented worldwide cultural impact of Anthony C. Ferrante’s acclaimed Sharknado trilogy showing no sign of letting up, who could deny the necessity of the Jaws sequels finally getting a Blu-ray release?

The immediate answer is obvious (well, anyone), though this belated look at Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, Jaws: The Revenge and Jaws 5: The Sharkening was, for this writer at least, a nostalgic journey through a world where morbidly obese fish bear grudges, Michael Caine fights a script far deadlier than any marine predator and where lines such as “Weld that sonuvabitch” are somehow deemed passable.

Generally considered the best of the sequels, perhaps Jaws 2 holds a special place in the heart of the reader who,
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Batman Returns, The Ring, and phantom movie scenes

Padraig Cotter Sep 9, 2016

From Jaws 2 to Die Hard and Star Wars, the movie scenes that some swear exist - but were never shot...

This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Big.

I can still see it clear as day. The year was 1992 and I was watching Batman Returns on the big screen, when I was possibly a little too young for it. During the climax the Penguin’s base has been destroyed, Catwoman has gained revenge on Max Shreck and Batman watches a chorus of sad penguins drag their fallen master to the water.

One particular image always stuck with me - the Penguin’s lifeless body floating in the water looking up at the camera, and as it passes out of frame Batman’s torn mask can be seen at the bottom of the water. The only problem with this poetic image is it doesn’t exist.
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New Castle Season 8,Episode 11 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

Recently, ABC dropped the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Castle" episode 11 of season 8. The episode is entitled, "Dead Red," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dangerous and interesting stuff go down as Castle and Beckett's latest outing has them getting into some major danger with the Russian community, and more! In the new, 11th episode press release: Beckett And Castle Are Forced To Play A Dangerous Game Of Russian Politics. Press release number 2: When the son of a Russian diplomat turns up murdered, Beckett and Castle will find themselves in a dangerous game of international crime and punishment, with Castle having to entertain a jovial Russian security officer that winds up more involved than anyone planned. Guest stars feature: Ann Cusack as Rita, Nikita Bogolyubov as Grigory Mishkin and Endre Hules as Pavel Oborin. The episode was written by Jim Adler, and
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Jane Seymour To Appear At "Somewhere In Time" 35Th Anniversary Screening, December 15, L.A.

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By Todd Garbarini

Jeannot Szwarc’s 1980 film Somewhere in Time, which stars Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer, will be screened at the The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles. Based upon the novel by Richard Matheson (who also wrote the screenplay), the 103-minute film will be screened on Tuesday, December 15h, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Actress Jane Seymour, who played Elise McKenna in the film, is scheduled to appear in-person along with director Jeannot Szwarc, to discuss the film and answer audience questions following the screening.

From the press release:

A 35th Anniversary Screening of Somewhere In Time (1980)

Tuesday, December 15, at 7:30 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Jane Seymour and the late Christopher Reeve star in Jeannot Szwarc’s heady romantic drama about a contemporary playwright who becomes obsessed with a 1912 photograph of a beautiful stage actress and finds a way to travel back in time to meet her.
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New Grey’s Anatomy Season 12,Episode 6 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" episode 6 of season 12. The episode is entitled, "The Me Nobody Knows," and it turns out that we're going to see some very drama-filled and interesting stuff take place as Richard and Maggie's relationship struggles to move forward. A new transfer resident arrives, and more. In the new, 6th episode press release: April Reunites With An Old Friend From Overseas, On ABC's "Grey's Anayomy." Press release number 2: Grey Sloan Memorial not only welcomes a new transfer resident, but also a patient who's the topic of conversation after accidentally sending his sex tape to his entire congregation. In the meantime, Richard will wrestle with how to progress his relationship with Maggie when an old friend visits the hospital, and April is going to bring in a case of a young boy from the Middle-East. The episode was written
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Movie sequels and the old 65% rule

It's not that long ago that a sequel that did 65% of the original's business was deemed a success. Tell that to Spider-Man today...

When Tim Burton's Batman Returns was released in the summer of 1992, Warner Bros had high hopes. It was the follow-up to his 1989 Batman movie, which had shattered the record for a film's opening weekend at the Us box office (marking the first $40m+ opening on record in the States).

Batman went on to gross $251m at the American box office alone, and is credited as being a major stepping stone in the invention of the modern blockbuster (after the likes of Jaws and Star Wars). Hopes were not small for the sequel.

Even as late as the early 1990s, the main indicator of a film's commercial success lay in its American box office takings. By that kind of measure, this summer's Terminator: Genisys would have been
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