November 14, 2023

THE POOP SCOOP: Books, Bloodlines & Boxes

THE ART OF THE CLASSIC WESTERN MOVIE POSTER Coming March 28th 2024 from Schiffer Publishing.
Acknowledging the iconic, but with plenty of room for the rare and unfamiliar, The Art of the Classic Western Movie Poster presents poster art created for several hundred classic (and not-so-classic) westerns produced from 1903 to 1978. More than 800 images—many reproduced as full page—make this the most comprehensive book of western movie poster art ever published, and the definitive history of a genre often underestimated for its impact on American audiences. One of the earliest narrative films, 1903’s The Great Train Robbery, was a western, and before commercial cinema was a decade old the form had proliferated to such an extent that practically every nickelodeon in the country used short-length shoot-’em-ups in their daily programs.

MINE’S BIGGER THAN YOURS: THE 100 WACKIEST ACTION MOVIES Now Available from from Schiffer Publishing.
A celebration of the wildest and weirdest that action cinema has to offer, the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast take you on a fun-filled pilgrimage through the nuttiest movies in the genre. Traversing both decades and continents, these 100 titles reach beyond the typical patron saints of action, giving unsung genre heroes like Vic Diaz, Reb Brown, and Godfrey Ho their due. Our intrepid hosts have highlighted action gems with all of the necessary components for greatness: Heroes! Villains! Henchmen! But something’s typically missing. Usually, it’s a budget. Often, it’s talent. But that doesn’t mean these films aren’t as entertaining as any mainstream fare. Divided into nine chapters by subgenre, featuring stills and posters, and with a foreword by genre icon Brian Trenchard-Smith, Mine’s Bigger Than Yours is a romp through the world of fisticuffs, jailbreaks, pit fighting, mercenaries, and really big explosions—all the stuff that makes action movies great.

PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES arrives to buy on Digital December 5, 2023 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD December 19 from Paramount.
In 1969, young Jud Crandall dreams of leaving his hometown behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that forever binds him to Ludlow.  Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped the town since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path. Find out why sometimes dead is better when the terrifying prequel PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES arrives to buy on Digital December 5, 2023 and debuts on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD December 19 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Based on the untold chapter from Stephen King’s bone-chilling novel Pet Sematary, PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES is a blood-curdling thriller starring Jackson White as Jud and an outstanding ensemble cast including Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Henry Thomas, and Natalie Alyn Lind, with Pam Grier and David Duchovny.

THE WARRIORS Limited Edition on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray December 12 from Arrow.
On December 12th, Arrow Video invites The Warriors to come out and play in a new 4K UHD Blu-ray release and Limited Edition Blu-ray set. The action-thriller sets feature exclusive new 4K remasters of both the theatrical cut and the 2005 alternate version of the film sourced from the original camera negative, approved by director Walter Hill. After the assassination of respected gang leader Cyrus, the Warriors are framed for the murder and must traverse the boroughs of New York on foot to get back home to Coney Island. Hill’s thrilling and visually stunning adaptation of Sol Yurick’s novel (itself a retelling of the Greek story of Anabasis) features performances by Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, and David Patrick Kelly. The two-disc 4K UHD Blu-ray / Blu-ray Limited Edition set’s bonus content includes a 100-page collector’s book containing new writing by film critic Dennis Cozzalio plus select archival material; limited edition packaging with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley; a double-sided fold-out poster with original and newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley; 6 postcard-sized artcards; and gang logo stickers.

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