Tag Archives: John Carpenter

Available Tomorrow! John Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct 13 Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray (Review)

What’s this, you say? Another Carpenter classic getting the collector’s edition Blu-ray treatment from Scream Factory? Is he going to mention, yet again, the John Carpenter retrospective that they recorded all throughout the year of 2012? Well, of course I … Continue reading

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Available Today! John Carpenter Presents Body Bags Scream Factory Collector’s Edition (REVIEW)

Another John Carpenter film receiving the collector’s edition treatment courtesy of Scream Factory, means that I’m going to mention yet again, that in the year 2012, we conducted a year long retrospective series, examining Carpenter’s career in chronological order. If … Continue reading

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Just Buy It! – A Review Of Scream Factory’s Prince Of Darkness Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

I hope you don’t mind a little self-promotion, because as each one of these new John Carpenter titles is released to Blu-Ray, I’m going to have to remind you that in 2012, we here at The Liberal Dead/Dead Air Podcast … Continue reading

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Shut Up And Take My Money – A Review Of Scream Factory’s The Fog Blu-Ray

If you’ve been paying attention to the things we’ve been doing lately on this website, and our podcast, you know that we dedicated the entire year of 2012 to doing a podcast series, examining the career of one of the … Continue reading

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All Shitters Must Die! A Review Of Twilight Time’s Blu Ray Release Of John Carpenter’s Christine

In case someone forgot to tell you, we’re huge fans of John Carpenter, here at The Liberal Dead. In 2012, resident podcast expert Jeff Konopka, myself and several other guests, recorded a retrospective podcast series, examining all of carpenter’s films. … Continue reading

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J20 – The John Carpenter Retrospective Series Wrap Up Episode

This is the end. The end of a podcasting journey that began in the mid-70’s and arrived at the here and now of 2013. Our John Carpenter Retrospective series ends with a recap of our best and worst moments of … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 23 – The Ward, The Anti-Carpenter!!!

The Ward is not a John Carpenter movie in the sense that it has very little of his typical finger prints on it. You won’t find a big synth based JC score (he’s getting too old in his own words). … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 22 – Masters of Horrors Pro-Life (Leave Your Politics at the Door)

When you hear a title like Pro-Life and know that the man behind the lens is John Carpenter what might you imagine you’re about to see? We know John’s a pretty political fella whose work features many a social criticisms … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 21 – Cigarette Burns are Not Just For Tyler Durden

Funny thing about the term/concept “cigarette burns”, I always associate it with that scene in Fight Club or Tyler Durden is finding the reel markers in films and splicing  scenes of pornography into kids films. I suppose the term cigarette … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 20 – Mars Needs Ghosts and a Comprehensible Timeline.

As it turns out, the merit of John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars is highly debatable. Who knew? In listening to this installment of the John Carpenter Retrospective series featuring your host, Jeff Konopka, and yours truly, you may then wonder … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 18 – Escape from New York… PART 2

There was a time when Snake Plissken just wasn’t that cool or at least a few cult followers of the up and coming John Carpenter rallied around the bad ass, anti-her with one eye, a pile of catch phrases and … Continue reading

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Top 5 films to watch around Halloween – Movie Junkie TO’s list

Top 5 Films to watch around Halloween Movie Junkie TO (Kirk Haviland) Hello fellow Genre Heads! After seeing some of the other guys chime in on this subject I thought I would lend my voice to the argument. For me … Continue reading

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IT CAME FROM 1980x: HALLOWEEN Through Season of the Witch VHS Cover Boxes

I don’t want to talk about the Halloween movie franchise from any real critical perspective. Not tonight. I don’t want to rehash the argument about Halloween III, which one might be considered the best entry in the series, which is … Continue reading

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Screamfest to Honor John Carpenter, Screening Prince of Darkness

Did you guys know that we host a podcast called Dead Air and that the crew of said podcast are currently running down the entire filmography of one John Carpenter? Did you know that we’re almost finished discussing all his … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 16 – In The Mouth of Sam Neill… or Madness

In the Mouth of Madness probably isn’t a movie that you typically associate with John Carpenter. I’m sure you think of The Thing or Halloween first and foremost, but I urge you to make this connection now. Jeff Konopka and … Continue reading

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“I thought you’d be taller” or “Gotta Smoke?” or “The name’s Plissken” or “Escape from L.A.”

DISCLAIMER:  The Following Information Is for Entertainment Purposes Only. 100% Medically (and Factually) Inaccurate, (contrary to what the Centipede told you). Greetings, True Believers! Today, we’re gonna talk about the (questionably) triumphant return of Snake Plissken. Some 15 years after … Continue reading

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Memoirs of an Invisible Man: John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Ep. 14

Shawn Savage and Jeff Konopka have watched fourteen features films from John Carpenter starting at the beginning of his career and working their way up to this moment. While I have heard them review some of Carpenter’s earlier work with … Continue reading

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Kicking Ass, Chewing Bubble Gum, Arm Bars in the Ally: John Carpenter Retrospective Ep 13 – THEY LIVE

In this installment in the ongoing John Carpenter Retrospective series Jeff Konopka and Shawn Savage tackle They Live. While this is definitely a cult classic and neo-fan favorite it didn’t necessarily win box office fame and fortune. The guys speculate … Continue reading

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Forgot to Put Your Makeup On or Face Falling Off?: John Carpenter Retrospective – Prince of Darkness Ep. 12

Few movies evoke as much nostalgic fear for me as Prince of Darkness. While I recognize that it is not John Carpenter’s finest work, it has scenes that will make you cringe, music that haunts and post-apocalyptic, flashback clips of … Continue reading

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BIG TROUBLE in Little China: The John Carpenter Retrospective Series Ep. 11

The John Carpenter Retrospective series continues this week featuring hosts Jeff Konopka and Shawn Savage discussing, in depth, Big Trouble in Little Chine starring Kurt Russell as Jack Burton. Even writing those words feels absolutely beyond epic. On the surface … Continue reading

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