Blu-Ray Review: Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition)
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Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Stan Winston
Screenwriters: Mark Patrick Carducci, Gary Gerani
Cast: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D’Aquino, Kimberly Ross, Joel Hoffman, Cynthia Bain, Kerry Remsen, Brian Bremer
Scream Factory
Rated R | 86 Minutes
Release Date: September 9, 2014

While Pumpkinhead received a limited theatrical run in 1988, it’s mostly remembered as a VHS release; the kind of little-known, low-budget horror movie you would take a chance on at the local mom ‘n’ pop video store.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about Pumpkinhead is that it’s the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston. Best known for his work in films like The Terminator, Predator, Aliens, Monster Squad, and Jurassic Park, Winston won four Academy Awards for his groundbreaking work in the makeup and special effects fields.

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Because, Awesome: Behind-the-Scenes ‘Aliens’ Chestburster Test Footage
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The Stan Winston School blog posted a video detailing behind-the-scenes footage during the creation of the “chestburster” alien from James Cameron’s 1986 film, Aliens.

The video is narrated by director Stephen Norrington (Blade), who was part of the creature effects team for the film and built the cable-controlled chestburster puppet.

Check out the AWESOME vid here after the jump.

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‘Twas Only A Matter Of Time: Paramount To Remake ‘The Monster Squad’
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Deadline Hollywood is reporting something that many have expected for a long while now, but it is no less painful to read. That’s right, Paramount Pictures has decided to remake the 1987 childhood classic, The Monster Squad.

If the project does indeed happen, Rob Cohen, who was a producer and executive producer on the original movie, already has high hopes to direct the remake. Considering that he’s emotionally attached to the old movie, you would think that he would be an ideal candidate to create a faithful reproduction here, but this might not be the case. Cohen does have plenty of directing experience since then, but with his credits including Dragonheart, The Skulls, The Fast and the Furious, xXx, Stealth, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, most Monster Squad die hards will shudder in fear at the thought.

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‘Terminator Salvation’ Finishes Shooting
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On his production blog, director McG announced that Terminator Salvation has indeed wrapped principal photography and that it’s now well into its post-production work.

This is always a good sign that things are moving forward smoothly, you know, well-oiled machine and such. Now we just need to hope that not too many re-shoots have to be done; specifically for the ending.

McG said that a cut of the film was shown to stars Christian Bale and Sam Worthington who both seem to have liked where it was going.

While McG wants this particular installment to focus much more on characters and the storyline, he hasn’t forgotten what the previous films did for the world of special effects.

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‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ DVD & Blu-Ray Details
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With More Than $770 Million in Worldwide Box Office, the Globe-Trotting Adventure Launches October 14 in Single & Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray Packed with Sensational Behind-the-Scenes Special Features
“˜Crystal Skull’ Marks First New Release on Blu-ray from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Steven Spielberg

The highest-grossing installment of the phenomenally popular adventure franchise, with more than $770 million at the global box office, Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will make its highly anticipated debut on DVD and Blu-ray October 14.

Released by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will be available as a two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray loaded with spectacular bonus features that allow viewers to accompany the filmmakers and cast on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes of this modern classic.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank Marshall, with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy as executive producers, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the newest adventure in the phenomenally successful INDIANA JONES series, which has earned six Academy Awards® and over $2 billion worldwide.

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