Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NEW DVDS & BLU-RAYS FOR 06/30/2015!


Well gang, June's over with and it left us with a very small stack of genre releases this week. And you know what? I am OK with that! Scream Factory put out a cool double feature of GHOSTHOUSE and WITCHERY (two films I'm not very familiar with), and Blue Underground hit us with a triple dose of post-apocalyptic craziness with their new blu-rays of 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX, and THE NEW BARBARIANS! There's not much else to get excited for, so scroll on down to see what else is new!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Criterion Collection)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
1990: The Bronx Warriors
The Alien & Predator Mega Bundle (Amazon.com Exclusive)
Escape from the Bronx
Ghosthouse / Witchery (Double Feature)
Hard to Be a God
The New Barbarians
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Vanilla Sky w/Alternate Ending


NEW TO DVD
After Midnight
Forbidden Empire
MOM (1991)
Shriek of the Mutilated / Garden of the Dead (Double Feature)
UHF: 25th Anniversary Edition
Voice of the Vespers


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grey Matter Art unveils two new Marvel posters! Available to order on July 1st!


Grey Matter Art is releasing two more cool prints that are officially licensed by Marvel Entertainment. Their Iron Man and Captain America posters were great, but this time they're doing something a little different.

Created by artist David Perillo, the following posters are limited to 225 copies each, and cost $45.00 apiece. You'll be able to order them on July 1st (around 1:00 and 2:00 PM EST) at the company's online store!

Now, feast your eyes upon Grey Matter Art's new posters for DR. STRANGE and GHOST RIDER below!

Sorcerer Supreme since 1963!

Delivering penance since 1972!
Pretty cool designs, no? Once again, both are limited, and will be available for purchase on Grey Matter Art's website between 1:00 and 2:00 PM EST. If you want to up your chances of getting one or both, be sure to follow GREY MATTER ART ON TWITTER.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Trailer round up: OBSERVANCE, GREEN INFERNO, and MARVEL'S ANT-MAN!


Lots of new trailers have popped up on the web recently, for films both great and small. So let's not waste any time and get right into them, shall we?

THE GREEN INFERNO 
I was looking forward to this movie LAST YEAR, but apparently there was a falling out between the financiers and the publicity/advertising firm that was supposed to promote the film. Shucks, and here I thought it was because the film was "too extreme," much like the movie it is an homage to, namely CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST! (A film I still haven't watched yet, even though I own the impressive Grindhouse Releasing blu-ray.)

Scope out the trailer for Roth's cannibal epic, where some good-natured activists crash-land in the rainforest and meet the local tribe... FOR DINNER!


The trailer doesn't give too much away, other than you will be shocked by this film. I'll believe it when I see it Eli Roth!


OBSERVANCE 
Just got a press release about this one the other day. The story follows a private investigator that loses his son and eventually returns to his job. However, once back to work, he's stuck with the task of observing a woman from the window of a creepy abandoned apartment building. Soon strange things begin to happen around him, making you wonder if he is going mad, or dealing with dark forces living within the building itself.

Observe the trailer below!
 

The film is making it's premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival next month! I may just check it out after it finally gets distribution here in North America later this year.


MARVEL'S ANT-MAN 
Finally, let's look at a big mainstream release trailer for Marvel's ANT-MAN. This is, thus far, the only Marvel feature film that I'm not really looking forward to. I just can't get excited for it... or at least, I couldn't get excited for it. The latest international trailer takes things up a notch, with more new footage that we haven't seen yet.

The film follows former criminal Scott Lang as he turns his life around and becomes the size-shifting hero named ANT-MAN! I think the movie (which is already getting rave reviews) will probably be a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but a lot of wind was taken out of the sails when Edgar Wright (director of "The Cornetto Trilogy") left the project.

Check out the trailer; ignore the Japanese narration!



That's it for today! Check back soon for more trailers, posters, press releases, and DVD/Blu-ray release news!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Scream Factory's TOOLBOX MURDERS 2 final Blu-ray specs & details!


THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO TOBE HOOPER'S "THE TOOLBOX MURDERS" MAKES ITS BLU-RAY DEBUT ON AUGUST 4TH!

I've totally missed out on both the original THE TOOLBOX MURDERS, and it's 2004 remake, but it looks like I better pull my head out of the sand and watch those soon! Let's take a closer look at this followup to the Tobe Hooper remake.

Film Synopsis: Picking up directly after the shocking events of the previous movie, TOOLBOX MURDERS 2 ratchets up the terror as it follows one of Hollywood’s most twisted killers. Resurfacing in the darkest corners of the L.A. underworld with a serious axe to grind, the killer hammers out a plan to put the screws to a new victim!

Said victim is kidnapped, held captive and subjected to witness the torture and murder of numerous others. It is by her will, strength, and faith that she must survive the ordeal. Her escape seems hopeless and only worsens when outside supernatural forces become more difficult to contend with than her captor...

TOOLBOX MURDERS 2 (a.k.a. COFFIN BABY) was directed by legendary special effects artist, producer, and filmmaker Dean C. Jones (DARK AWAKENING, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS), and stars Chauntal Lewis (SEANCE), Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern (NEBRASKA), Brian Krause (STEPHEN KING'S SLEEPWALKERS), Clifton Powell (RAY), Chris Doyle (THE TOOLBOX MURDERS), and Ethan Phillips (STAR TREK: VOYAGER).

Blu-Ray Specs:
Color | 95 minutes | Not Rated | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0


Special Features:
  • Theatrical trailer.

Other special features may be announced for this release, but at the moment, this seems to be a pretty bare bones disc. TOOLBOX MURDERS 2 will be available on August 4th, and can be purchased at AMAZON.COM or directly from SCREAM FACTORY!

Haven't seen the previous TOOLBOX MURDER films? Then be sure to grab the 1978 original, and the 2004 remake, before you see the sequel!



Scream Factory acquires North American rights for James Roday's Horror/Comedy, GRAVY!

JAMES RODAY'S "GRAVY" FINDS A HOME IN SCREAM FACTORY'S EVER-EXPANDING CATALOG!

Just got word today that Scream Factory has added James (Shawn Spencer in PSYCH) Roday's GRAVY to their upcoming slate of releases! Honestly, this is the first time I'm hearing about this film, but it sounds like it'll be a blast, and a perfect fit for Scream's impressive catalog of Horror titles.

Synopsis: An irreverent, daring and wickedly-fun horror comedy, GRAVY walks a perfect line of tension and release, laughs and scares. It’s Halloween night. A trio of costumed misfits, with very special dietary requirements, seizes a Mexican cantina and forces the staff to engage in a late night of gluttony. The only caveat is what’s on the menu… and who will survive til morning!

From James Roday: "I dreamt of cannibals, pop culture and Mexican food. That dream came true in the hands of a stellar ensemble cast and precision blood splatter. GRAVY is a very dark comedy for grown ups who also like a little gore on the menu. We look forward to trick or treating genre fans with the film later this year..."

The film boasts makeup f/x by Gregory Nicotero and Howard Berger, and has a rather impressive cast which includes: Michael Weston (STATE OF PLAY, GARDEN STATE), Jimmi Simpson (HOUSE OF CARDS, WHITE HOUSE DOWN), Sutton Foster (YOUNGER, BUNHEADS), Lily Cole (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN), Molly Ephraim (LAST MAN STANDING), Paul Rodriguez (ALI), with Gabourey Sidibe (EMPIRE, PRECIOUS) and Sarah Silverman (WRECK-IT RALPH).

No word on an actual street date yet, but if Roday's comment is any indication, this looks like it'll be an October release from our friends at Scream Factory! Stay tuned for more news and updates about this upcoming horror/comedy title!


New DVDs & Blu-rays for 06/23/2015!


June is coming to a close fellow collectors of physical media, and all of our favorite companies are doing their best to take our hard-earned cash away from us. This week, Olive Films hits us with a sweet double dose of 80s awesome, with their new Blu-rays for STONE COLD (Brian Bosworth!) and THRASHIN', Scream Factory has finally put out their awesome DOG SOLDIERS: COLLECTOR'S EDITION, and Kino Lorber boasts blu-rays of NEEDFUL THINGS and the Burt Lancaster ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU!

Also, there are a TON of direct-to-DVD releases this week, including JURASSIC PREY (which is trying to capitalize on the success of JURASSIC WORLD), plus two new releases from Wild Eye Releasing: DEAD WOMAN'S HOLLOW (mentioned HERE last week), and ALL AMERICAN BULLY, which features FRIDAY THE 13TH's Adrienne King!

There's a lot of other genre titles worth seeking out this week, so scroll on down to see the full list!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY 
Biggles - Adventures in Time
The Color out of Space (DVD & Limited Edition Blu-ray)
Horsehead
Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro
The Mission Impossible Collection
Origin: The Movie (Special Edition S.A.V.E.)
Pound of Flesh
Stone Cold
Sugar Hill
The Thing With Two Heads
Thrashin'


NEW TO BLU-RAY 
Dog Soldiers: Collector's Edition
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Mean Season
Needful Things
Pit Stop
Zombi Holocaust (PAL)


NEW TO DVD
3:33 am: The Witching Hour
Above Us Lives Evil
Adventures into the Woods: The Sexy Musical
All American Bully
The Amityville Theater
Angels Die Slowly
Captured
The Craving
Dead Woman's Hollow
Don't Look Now / Paranormal Activity / Cry of the Owl (Triple Feature)
Double Trouble
Flowers in the Attic / Petals in the Wind (Double Feature)
Future Justice
Ghoul
Goldberg & Eisenberg
Hugo the Hippo
The Hulk Blood Tapes
Jurassic Prey
Lust of the Dead 5
Meet Me There
Rescue from Gilligan's Island
Satan's Wife
Silent Retreat
Snuff Reel: When Death Becomes Art