Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/24/2015!

Hey all! November is coming to a close (Happy Thanksgiving!) and there's not too many genre releases to get excited over this week. Fans of supernatural horror classics rejoice, because GHOST STORY is now on Blu-ray, courtesy of Scream Factory (who just recently announced a ton of cool titles, including a THIRD Vincent Price boxed set)! They've also just put out a nice DVD/Blu-ray of BLOOD & LACE as well!

Kino Classics also flexes some muscle with their new Blu-ray (and DVD) releases of THE MASK: 3D and THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT! Arrow Video throws their hat into the arena with a nice 2-disc Special Edition of WAKE UP AND KILL, and the holiday horror anthology A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY is finally available on physical media for your viewing enjoyment.

To see the full list of this week's genre releases, scroll down!

American Ultra
The Badger Game
Blood & Lace (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
A Christmas Horror Story
Dramatical Murder
Dr. Who: Christmas Specials Giftset
El Monstro del Mar!
Eureka Seven Ao: S.A.V.E.
A Hard Day
The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant
The Mask: 3D
Reichsfuhrer SS
Wake Up and Kill (2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo)

Big Bad Wolf
Dragonar Academy: The Complete Series
Ghost Story

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow
The Last House
Z/X Ignition: The Complete Series


Sorry for the lack of news and updates lately gang. The holiday season is upon us and work is kicking my butt, plus I've gotten back into retro gaming and am currently juggling numerous TV shows (including ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD, and JESSICA JONES). So to play a bit of catch-up, here are five trailers for upcoming genre films, ranging from fantastical Hollywood blockbusters, to indie Horror flicks!

Let's kick things off with a sci-fi musical! Stepphy (Jane Levy) dreams of running away to become a starlet of stage and screen, even more-so when teen heartthrob Bobby Shore's car breaks down in her hometown. But when a purple gas leaks from the local chemical plant, spontaneous mutations break out and threaten Stepphy's hopes for stardom! What's a girl to do?! BANG BANG BABY is now available on all Video On Demand services - scope it out!

Kevin Smith regular Jason Mewes is in a race against time to rescue his girlfriend from a trio of escaped mental patients in this new indie thriller. Be sure to keep an eye out for SLEEPAWAY CAMP's very own Felissa Rose in the trailer! THE LAST HOUSE is available on DVD and VOID tomorrow!

Due out in theaters on March 18th, 2016, this new sci-fi flick follows a dad on the run from authorities because his son has special (i.e. dangerous) powers. Kind of reminds me of FIRESTARTER now that I think of it. Starring Mark "Zod" Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard, et al.

In the tradition of PAN'S LABYRINTH (minus all the horrifying elements) comes A MONSTER CALLS, in which a young boy learns to cope with his mother's terminal illness by seeking out and befriending(?) a giant tree monster (voiced by Liam Neeson). This one is due out on October 14th, of next year, so I'm a little surprised that they've already released a teaser for it ten months early. If anything though, I am now curious about seeing the "Neeson Ent" in action.

Three years after surviving a massacre, Rachel decides to head to a secluded cabin with some friends for a weekend of drinking and debauchery. Naturally, history begins to repeat itself as the partying "teens" begin dying off one by one. WTF! is due out sometime in 2016 on DVD and VOD!

That's all I've got for you today! Check back again soon for more movie trailers, news, and more!

Monday, November 16, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/17/2015!

Yowza! I hope you've all been saving up some spare cash because there is a ton of cool stuff this week! If not, well Christmas is coming in just over a month, so get ready to make up your wishlists! Scream Factory delivers a one-two punch with their TROLL / TROLL 2 double feature (which also contains the awesome documentary, BEST WORST MOVIE), and WHITE OF THE EYE.

Kino Lorber gives us a beautiful restoration of FAUST (with lots of extras and two cuts of this early cinematic classic), and Olive Films holds sway over all with an impressive lineup of Blu-ray/DVD titles, which include: DEADLY PREY, DEADLIEST PREY, CINCO DE MAYO, KILLER WORKOUT, and SHOCK 'EM DEAD!

There's more to get excited about, so scroll on down to see what's new!

Bite Marks
Cinco de Mayo
Deadly Prey
Deadliest Prey
Gatchaman: The Movie
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Cut)
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Cut w/ figurine)
The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended)
Killer Workout
Requiescant (2-Disc Special Edition)
Shock 'Em Dead
Ticked Off Trannies with Knives
White of the Eye

City of Lost Children: 20th Anniversary Edition
FDR: American Badass
The Last Showing
The Rage
Troll / Troll 2 (w/ Best Worst Movie)

Cemetery Sisters
The Cheerleaders (1973)
Death Nurse
Death Nurse 2
Ernest Movie Collection
The Haunting of Morella
House of Paranormal
The Little Shop of Horrors (Restored Edition)
The Most Dangerous Game (Restored Edition)
The Wild Eye

Monday, November 9, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/10/2015!

Hey gang! This week you can all take a huge breather, because there's not a whole heck of a lot to get excited for. (Merely a calm before the storm I assure you.) Scream Factory gives us BOUND TO VENGEANCE, and it's parent company Shout! Factory graces us with DVD sets of the complete AUTOMAN and MANIMAL TV shows! (Too cool!)

Kino Lorber gives us a double dose of Vincent Price with DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE and DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS, and Ah-nuld returns in the lackluster TERMINATOR: GENISYS, now available wherever Blu-rays are sold!

There's not too much else to glance at so scroll down to see this week's meager genre offerings.

Bound to Vengeance (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Pay the Ghost
Queen of Blood (2015)
Terminator: Genisys

Danganronpa: The Complete Series.
Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
Forbidden Zone (Special Edition)
Je t'aime je t'aime
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.

Automan: The Complete Series
Deep Dark
Manimal: The Complete Series
The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest: Season 2
Rock N' Roll Frankenstein
The Strangler
Symphony in Blood Red

Thursday, November 5, 2015

TALES OF DRACULA sequels need your help to become a reality!

Earlier this year, Joe DeMuro's TALES OF DRACULA (read my review HERE) premiered on DVD, after being in production for several years. It's a fun throwback to the Universal Monster classics many of us grew up with, and the filmmakers are now currently gearing up to do not one, but TWO sequels to their indie hit!

So what's a pair of sequels to a popular black & white monster movie cost these days? Well they are aiming for a goal of $150,000! DeMuro and friends want to go bigger, and bolder, with their next two films, so they need money for additional crew, makeup and f/x artists (to aid the uber-talented Ron Chamberlain), plus they plan on renting out a large warehouse in order to build huge sets.

But the crown jewel of their production is the inclusion of two very special guest stars from Universal's classic FRANKENSTEIN franchise: Donnie Dunagan (young Peter Frankenstein in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN) and Janet Ann Gallow (Cloestine Hussman in GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN). Speaking of which, here's Donnie himself, excitedly discussing his involvement in TALES OF DRACULA 2 & 3:

Both TALES OF DRACULA sequels are currently in pre-production. The script and casting are all nearing completion, and the effects crew is pretty much assembled, but there's only one thing missing: The budget! That's where you, the monster kids and the supporters of independent cinema, come in!

CLICK HERE to go to the Wolfbain Productions fundraising page to help fund the continued adventures of Dracula, The Wolfman, and the Frankenstein Monster. You can chip in anything, from a single dollar, to five hundred dollars - It's all up to you! If you donate $5.00 or more, you can choose from a list of cool perks, including autographs, DVDs, artwork, posters, ultra-rare TALES OF DRACULA collectible figures, a producer's credit, props from the film, and other cool goodies!

So DONATE NOW, and become a part of monster film history!

Monday, November 2, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/03/2015!

Sadly, Halloween has come and gone (hope you all had a fun one!), which means we must now gaze onward towards the dreaded Christmas season. So start making your wishlists Vault Dwellers, because there's going to be a TON of new stuff coming out that you will desperately need for your growing collections!

This week, Scream Factory gives us an awesome double-whammy of STUNG and BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, and Sony unveils their new Blu-ray of Todd Strauss-Schulson's THE FINAL GIRLS! This disc is packed with extras, and according to the director, has a fun easter egg as well!

Arrow Video has given us a 2-disc special edition of THE TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES, Olive Films has finally released their delayed MANNEQUIN Blu-ray, and HARDWARE WARS, the first major STAR WARS parody, debuts in high-def!

There's a lot of other cool stuff out this week, so scroll on down for the full list!

Bloodsucking Bastards
Charlie's Farm
Dark Was the Night
The Diabolical
Doctor Who: Series 9, Part 1
Fafner: The Complete Series & Movie (S.A.V.E.)
The Final Girls
Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko's Curse
The Golden Cane Warrior
Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 1
Some Kind of Hate
Tenderness of the Wolves (2-Disc Special Edition)
Tiger House

10th Kingdom (15th Anniversary Edition)
Game of Thrones: Season 1 (Steelbook)
Game of Thrones: Season 2 (Steelbook)
Hardware Wars
Stephen King's A Good Marriage
Wanda Nevada

10,000 Days
Batman: Season 3
The Dragonpheonix Chronicles
Expressway to Your Skull
Four Warriors
Garm Wars: The Last Druid
Hardware Wars
Krampus: The Christmas Devil
Krampus: The Reckoning
Mexico Barbaro
Secrets of a Psychopath
Show Pieces
Turn A Gundam Movies Collection: Earth Light & Moon Butterfly

4-Film Favorites: Stanley Kubrick
Contains: 2001 - A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket.

Creepy Kids Collection
Contains: Echo, Aberration, Fingerprints, and Daisy Chain.

Storm of the Century + 6 Bonus Movies
Contains: Storm of the Century, The Triangle, Frozen in Fear, Watch Me, Deadfall Trail, Fear Chamber, and Haunted from Within.