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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Night Walker (1964)

William Castle is a name synonymous with hucksterism and showmanship, more so than the quality of the films he directed. Which isn’t really fair, it’s just that his gimmicky pieces like The House on Haunted Hill and The Tingler (both 1959), with skeletons flying through the audience and buzzers placed under theatre seats respectively, overshadowed an unsubtle but solid directorial style when unburdened by showbiz trappings. Such is the case with The Night Walker (1964), a Robert Bloch (Psycho) scripted thriller that delves into the dream world in effective ways.

Released in late December by Universal, The Night Walker received some good notices but left audiences sleepy. Perhaps the perceived combination of shock master Bloch and schlock meister Castle didn’t match what made it to the screen; indeed it’s a different tale told in a different manner than either was used to telling, yet has a sometimes eerie
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Contest: Win William Castle’s The Night Walker on Blu-ray

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In 1964, legendary director William Castle took viewers into a world "between fact and fantasy" in the thriller The Night Walker, and with the Barbara Stanwyck-starring movie now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, we've been provided with three high-def copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Night Walker.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Night Walker Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 27th. This contest is only
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February 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mom And Dad, The Night Walker, Eaten Alive! (1980)

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It’s a quiet week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles, as there are only a handful coming our way this Tuesday. There’s a limited edition release for Umberto Lenzi’s Eaten Alive! that Severin Films has put together, and Scream Factory is giving William Castle’s The Night Walker the HD treatment as well.

Other releases arriving on February 20th include Mom and Dad, Headgame, Downhill, Cannibal Hookers, and season one of Midnight, Texas.

Eaten Alive!: Limited Edition (Severin Films, Blu-ray)

Eight years after he first unleashed the Italian cannibal craze, spaghetti splatter master Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City, Cannibal Ferox) returned to the jungle for this "graphic" (Monster Hunter), "sordid" (Geek Legacy) and "extreme" (Horror News) gut-muncher that still packs the power to knock you over. EuroSleaze hall-of- famers Robert Kerman (Cannibal Holocaust), Janet Agren (City Of The Living Dead), Ivan Rassimov (The Man From Deep
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Oprah: Where Are They Now?: I Dream of Jeannie Features in Season Premiere

No need to fold your arms and blink. Oprah Winfrey has powers of her own and in the new season premiere of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, she uses them to summon Jeannie herself, Barbara Eden. A fantasy sitcom that ran for five years before being cancelled by NBC, I Dream of Jeannie also starred Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, and Hayden Rorke.Own says: "I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden opens up about her painful personal loss, recalls her time on the show that continues to run nearly 50 years later, and why she decided to put on the 'Jeannie' costume one more time, for a very special event." Watch a preview, below. The new season of
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DVD Review: Wild Stallion

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Cinelinx rides high with the Wild Stallion DVD from Warner Archive!

The Set-up

A horse tracker (Ben Johnson) searches for a white stallion that he once owned as a child and now roams the hills on the western frontier. Also stars Edgar Buchanan, Martha Hyer, Hayden Rorke, and Hugh Beaumont.

Directed by Lewis D. Collins

A manufacture-on-demand DVD.

The Delivery

Modern film fans often downplay the value of most pre-1960 westerns, dismissing them as all the same. Of course, this is not the case; westerns were usually built around a charismatic actor or scenic locale, and their penchant for strong moral lessons gives each a distinctive personality.

Wild Stallion, a 1952 Monogram western, plays more like one of the live-action Disney dramas of the era than a standard western, which is actually part of the charm. There's a strong story here, even if there's a bit of wooden acting from some involved.
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Not Available on DVD: Drum Beat

Drum Beat from 1953 starred Alan Ladd and Charles Bronson and was based on a true story about a violent Indian uprising in the 187os. It’s an impressive and exciting outdoor adventure but Hollywood studios were churning out hundreds of westerns in the early 50′s so it’s not too surprising that Drum Beat, though so superior to many, hasn’t received its due. The most notable thing about Drum Beat is that it provided Charles Bronson with his real break-through role as an actor. Bronson’s scene-stealing performance as an Indian chief received a lot of attention and paved the way for his long and successful career, but Drum Beat is Not available on DVD.

Drum Beat was based on a little-known occurrence in 1873 where (for the only time) an American Army General was killed during the wars against the Indians. The Modoc tribe, lead by their chief, Captain
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Not Available on DVD: Drum Beat

In Charles Bronson news, two of his westerns, Once Upon A Time In The West and The Magnificent Seven, made this weeks list of Top Ten Westerns here at Wamg, but there’s an outstanding western that Bronson costarred in very early in his career worthy of discussion that most readers are probably unfamiliar with. Drum Beat from 1953 starred Alan Ladd and was based on a true story about a violent Indian uprising in the 187os. It’s an impressive and exciting outdoor adventure but Hollywood studios were churning out hundreds of westerns in the early 50’s so it’s not too surprising that Drum Beat, though so superior to many, hasn’t received its due. The most notable thing about Drum Beat is that it provided Charles Bronson with his real break-through role as an actor. Bronson’s scene-stealing performance as an Indian chief received a lot of attention
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I Dream of Jeannie Remake Moves Forward with New Writer

I Dream of Jeannie has found it's writer in Sheila Callaghan A staple of 1960s television is about to get the reboot treatment for the big screen. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sony has hired United States of Tara writer Sheila Callaghan to write a film remake of I Dream of Jeannie.

The series ran from 1965 to 1970 and starred Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke. The remake has been in development for quite some time and it was said that the studio had been having a hard time trying to make a contemporary take on the show and its, "pre-feminist notions." Callaghan, however, besides writing for United States of Tara, is also a noted playwright who has dealt with feminist themes in the past.

Filmmakers such Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, Rita Hsiao and Gurinder Chadha had been attached to the project throughout the years.

I Dream of Jeannie
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Sheila Callaghan Writing I Dream of Jeannie

After a number of false starts, the Los Angeles Times says that Columbia Pictures has hired "United States of Tara" writer Sheila Callaghan to pen a new draft of the screenplay for the feature I Dream of Jeannie , based on the 1960s series. The newspaper says Callaghan is "best known as a downtown New York playwright, writing an acclaimed retelling of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' and a Reagan-era romantic drama set in Greece titled 'Lascivious Something,' among some other well-regarded work." They add that one of the hard things for the producers to do is to figure out how to update the series, which starred Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke.
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DVD Review: I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Fifth Season

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Writers: Sidney Sheldon and Various Others Directors: Various Cast: Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke, Emmaline Henry Rating: Not Rated Studio: Columbia Pictures Release Date: July 8, 2008 I Dream of Jeannie is one of the shows I grew up watching in reruns. The show was originally filmed and aired in the mid-1960s to 1970. This is easy to [...]Sharethis.addEntry({ title: "DVD Review: I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Fifth Season", url: "http://www.literaryillusions.com/LIreviews/2008/07/12/dvd-review-i-dream-of-jeannie-%e2%80%93-the-complete-fifth-season/" });
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