Tuesday, January 16, 2018

HAPPY DEATH DAY to You! Blumhouse's Unexpected Hit from 2017 is now available on DVD & Blu-ray!


WATCH JESSICA ROTHE DIE OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN "HAPPY DEATH DAY!"

I recall seeing the trailer for this film earlier last year and thinking to myself "Huh, this could be fun." Though I have still not had the chance to watch it, by all accounts, HAPPY DEATH DAY indeed turned out to be a total blast to watch!

And now that this critical (and box office) success is out on DVD & Blu-ray, I can finally check it out for myself!

Synopsis: Blumhouse (SPLIT, GET OUT) produces this original and inventive rewinding thriller in which a blissfully self-centered co-ed (Jessica Rothe, LA LA LAND) is doomed to relive the day of her murder unless she can identify her masked assailant and hopefully stop the madness. If she can’t, she will be stuck in an insane loop, reliving a ghoulish nightmare that has become her death day.

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Uh oh.... she better make like a Tree and leaf!
Extras:
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Worst Birthday Ever! 
  • Behind the Mask: The Suspects 
  • The Many Deaths of Tree 
HAPPY DEATH DAY is now available on DVD and Blu-ray wherever movies are sold! It will set you back about $20 and can be obtained from AMAZON or BULLMOOSE!



BLADE RUNNER 2049 Comes to Blu-ray and 4K UHD on January 16th!


RICK DECKARD RETURNS THIRTY YEARS AFTER THE EVENTS OF RIDLEY SCOTT'S "BLADE RUNNER" IN THIS LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL!

I gotta be honest gang, I was not a big fan of the original BLADE RUNNER. However I think it was because I had certain expectations from the film that weren't met. (I still say the ending is pretty anticlimactic - "It's time to die" indeed!) But now that the sequel is out, I find myself ready to give the original a second look.... but sheesh, what version should I watch?!

Synopsis: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for three decades.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 163 minutes | Region A
Blu-ray & 4K UHD Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1) | 2160p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray & 4K UHD Audio - Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

"And this is the Prometheus wing of Ridley Scott's mansion."
Extras:
  • Designing The World of Blade Runner 2049 
  • To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049 
  • PROLOGUES: 2022: Black Out
  • PROLOGUES: 2036: Nexus Dawn
  • PROLOGUES: 2048: Nowhere to Run
  • Blade Runner 101: Blade Runners
  • Blade Runner 101: The Replicant Evolution
  • Blade Runner 101: The Rise of Wallace Corp
  • Blade Runner 101: Welcome to 2049
  • Blade Runner 101: Welcome to 2049
  • Blade Runner 101: Within the Skies: Spinners, Pilotfish and Barracudas.
By all accounts, if you are a fan of the original BLADE RUNNER, then you will most likely enjoy this lengthy followup. BLADE RUNNER 2049 will be available on Blu-ray and 4K UHD on Tuesday, January 16th and should cost around $25! Order your copy now from AMAZON or BULLMOOSE!



Monday, January 15, 2018

New Fan-Made FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3D Documentary Shines a Spotlight on the Late Richard Brooker.


FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 - THE MEMORIAM DOCUMENTARY FOCUSES ON RICHARD BROOKER, THE FIRST "JASON" TO DON THE TRADEMARK HOCKEY MASK!

Along with NEVER HIKE ALONE, and the upcoming VOORHEES, fans are clearly keeping the torch burning while the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise remains on hiatus. (Which could end soon if Jason Blum has his way.) And while we wait for the day that Jason Voorhees returns to the silver screen, you can kill an additional half-an-hour with Kevin R. Phipps' all-new FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 - THE MEMORIAM DOCUMENTARY!

Synopsis: Take a look behind the scenes of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3D with host, Paul Kratka, in this insightful fan-driven documentary. Featuring untold stories and interviews with several franchise favorites, and never-before-seen location footage and set photography, this documentary is a touching look back on the life of actor Richard Brooker.

This short doc (only 38 minutes!) is hosted by FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3D co-star Paul Kratka (Rick, aka "The Brawny Paper Towel Guy"). It features some fun anecdotes, and interesting tidbits about Brooker, who sadly passed away from a heart attack back in 2013.

Phipps' doc has interviews with numerous FRIDAY THE 13TH alumni, and reveals some of the hardships faced on the set of the 3D sequel. It is also chock full of fond remembrances of the Emmy Award-Winning(!) Richard Brooker, and reveals the sad fate of the cabin most of us Friday fans know best as "Higgins Haven."

FRIDAY THE 13TH - THE MEMORIAM DOCUMENTARY is absolutely free to watch on YouTube! Make sure you scope it out, and maybe you'll learn yourself a thing or two about one of the best Jason Voorhees performers of all time!

 


Freddy Krueger Fans Are Getting Their Own Documentary in Late 2018!


NEW DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS  FOCUSES ON THE FANDOM OF THE "NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST." FRANCHISE!

We currently live in an era with an amazing number of documentaries about Horror and cult cinema. And while A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. has already gotten a fantastic documentary (NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY), the upcoming FREDHEADS focuses exclusively on the series' dedicated fandom!

Synopsis: Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. is a global cultural phenomenon that has given eternal life to its legacy and its villain, Freddy Krueger. FREDHEADS is a documentary that shines a spotlight on the fervent fans within the Elm Street community.

This film's central theme analyzes how being a fan can change your life. The filmmakers have been traveling the country to speak with enthusiasts of all types: passionate fanatics, lifelong aficionados, cosplayers, creators, artists, filmmakers, kids, and more.

The documentary also features insight from the stars and creatives of the Elm Street franchise, exploring the enduring legacy, cultural impact, and fan community. Interview subjects include Lisa Wilcox, Robert Kurtzman, Tuesday Night, Miko Hughes, Danny Hassel, Andras Jones, Toy Newkirk, Kelly Jo Minter, Ricky Dean Logan, and Mick Strawn, among others.

Teaser trailer:


Additional Info: Venn Pictures and Northgate Pictures have launched an Indiegogo in order to complete production on the ambitious project. (CLICK HERE to visit the crowdfunding page for more details, and to see what perks are being offered.)

This crowdfunding campaign allows fans to pre-order a limited edition DVD of the documentary, ensuring that they will be among the first to see FREDHEADS. T-shirts, pins, posters, soundtracks, and sunglasses are among the available merchandise. One-of-a-kind perks from Elm Street alumni are also up for grabs, including prop replicas signed by Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.

FREDHEADS is directed by Paige Troxell, who credits A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET with saving her life. "In my darkest times I have turned to Elm Street. It is a survival story, it is my best friend, it is my comfort, and it is my home," gushes Troxell. "I knew that there were others out there who saw this film for more than just the typical slasher. It is my goal to bring to life each and every story; to show the world that this community stands together, that we are a support team for each other."

The FredHeads team loves to hear from fellow fans, so be sure to visit the film's Facebook page to find out how you can submit your story!


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Shout Select's Highly Anticipated Collector's Edition Blu-ray of MATINEE Will Be Available on January 16th!


JOE DANTE'S ODE TO WILLIAM CASTLE, AND THE ATOMIC MONSTER MOVIES OF THE 1950S, GETS A FANTASTIC BLU-RAY RELEASE FROM SHOUT SELECT!

When you hear Joe Dante's name, you typically think of THE HOWLING, PIRANHA, THE EXPLORERS, THE 'BURBS, or GREMLINS! Heck, you might even recall INNERSPACE! But odds are you, like so many others, have forgotten all about his fantastic 1993 Comedy MATINEE! Taking definite inspiration from William Castle (the undisputed king of the movie gimmick), this Dante classic will put a smile on your face, and make you wish that MANT! were a real 50's b-movie!

Synopsis: John Goodman is at his uproarious best as the William Castle-inspired movie promoter Lawrence Woolsey, who brings his unique brand of flashy showmanship to the unsuspecting residents of Key West, Florida.

It's 1962, and fifteen-year-old fan Gene Loomis (Simone Fenton) can't wait for the arrival of Woolsey, who is in town to promote his latest offering of atomic power gone berserk, Mant! But the absurd vision of Woolsey's tale takes on a sudden urgency as the Cuban Missile Crises places the real threat of atomic horror just 90 miles off the coast.

With the help of Woolsey's leading lady, Ruth (Cathy Moriarty), the master showman gives Key West a premiere they'll never forget. Anything can happen in the movies, and everything does in this hilarious tribute to a more innocent (and outrageous) time in American cinema.



Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 99 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Master Of The Matinee – An Interview With Director Joe Dante!
  • NEW! The Leading Lady – An Interview with Cathy Moriarty!
  • NEW! MANTastic! The Making Of A Mant
  • NEW! Out Of The Bunker – An Interview With Actress Lisa Jakub!
  • NEW! Making A Monster Theatre – An Interview With Production Designer Steven Legler!
  • NEW! The Monster Mix – An Interview With Editor Marshall Harvey!
  • NEW! Lights! Camera! Reunion! – An Interview With Director Of Photography John Hora!
  • Paranoia In Ant Vision – Joe Dante Discusses The Making Of The Film.
  • MANT! – The Full Length Version Of The Film With Introduction By Joe Dante!
  • Vintage Making Of Featurette
  • Behind The Scenes Footage Courtesy Of Joe Dante
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes Sourced From Joe Dante’s Workprint
  • Still Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer

WOW! That is a lot of supplemental material on this release - I am so stoked for this disc! MATINEE comes to Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Shout Select on Tuesday, January 16th! This release currently costs anywhere from $22 - $28, and can be ordered now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY (which will net you a cool 18 x 24 poster featuring Shout Select's new artwork)!



Friday, January 12, 2018

All it Takes is a Few BAD APPLES to Ruin Halloween Night in Bryan Coyne's Upcoming Horror Film!


ON FEBRUARY 6TH, TWO MURDEROUS TEENS PROVE THAT THEY ARE ROTTEN TO THE CORE IN "BAD APPLES!"

Uncork'd Entertainment brings director Bryan Coyne's latest Horror picture to video on demand next month! BAD APPLES features two young girls who decide to terrorize a young couple on Halloween night. I'm not typically big on home invasion flicks but... wait... did I just see Richard Riehle in the trailer?! Cool!

Synopsis: It’s Halloween night, and two “bad apples” decide to play some wicked tricks on the one house in a suburban cul-de-sac that is not celebrating Halloween. They terrorize a young couple in their home and these tricks become increasingly more sinister as the night progresses, finally ending in a Halloween the entire neighborhood will never forget.

Brea Grant (Dexter, A GHOST STORY), Graham Skipper (BEYOND THE GATES), Andrea Collins (THE HOSPITAL) and Danielle Reverman (INFERNAL) star in a Bryan Coyne film!

Stills & Trailer:
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BAD APPLES will be available on Video on Demand services on Tuesday, February 6th!