Wednesday, June 21, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 06/20/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Hey Vault Dwellers! We're getting back on track here at the News Vault, with yet another edition of STOCK YOUR VAULT! This week we get a limited edition release of BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE from Arrow Video, TEN LITTLE INDIANS from Scorpion Releasing, and a limited 30th anniversary edition of the seemingly long-forgotten HACK-O-LANTERN!

As cool as that all is, Scream Factory conquers the week by debuting the long out of print ISLAND OF TERROR on Blu-ray! They've also just released a nice Collector's Edition of THE LAWNMOWER MAN that is packed with extras and contains TWO versions of the film, as well as the highly anticipated PAUL NASCHY COLLECTION!

This multi-film set contains five classic Paul Naschy films including: VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL, NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF, and HUMAN BEASTS!

There's several other titles that might rock your world, so be sure to scroll down to see the entire list!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
8 Million Ways to Die
Congo
Dragon Ball Z Kai: Final Chapters Part 3
Life
Railroad Tigers
Seven Deadly Sins: Season One, Part One
Thunderbird 6 / Thunderbirds Are Go! (Double Feature)


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Airplane: 2-Movie Collection
Big O: The Complete Series
Bird With the Crystal Plumage (2-Disc Limited Edition)
Car Wash (Shout Select)
Hack-O-Lantern (30th Anniversary Limited Edition)
Island of Terror
The Lawnmower Man (Collector's Edition)
The Naked Gun Trilogy
The Paul Naschy Collection


NEW TO DVD
Colony: Season 2
Death Pool
High Heel Homicide
Memories
Night Terrors
One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage One
Patchwork
Tag (Riaru Onigokko)
Under the Dome: The Complete Series
Workaholics: The Complete Series
Workahlolics: The Final Season


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Feeding the Masses Horror Collection
Contains: Necroville, Splatter Disco, Feeding the Masses, and Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon.


On July 11th, complete your SPECIES Blu-ray collection with Scream Factory's new Collector's Edition of the original classic!


"MEN CANNOT RESIST HER. MANKIND MAY NOT SURVIVE HER." GET SCREAM FACTORY'S COLLECTOR'S EDITION BLU-RAY OF "SPECIES" ON JULY 11TH!

SPECIES is one of the best genre films that the '90s had to offer! It has a cool story, an incredible cast, and some fantastic creature f/x! So it's no surprise that this one is a definite must-own in my book! I'm quite happy that this title found a home with Scream Factory, particularly because they have already released the three SPECIES sequels on Blu-ray!

Hmm.... does that mean a SPECIES boxed set is a possibility down the road?

Synopsis: When a beautiful human-alien hybrid named Sil (Natasha Henstridge) escapes from observation, scientist Xavier Fitch (Kingsley) dispatches a crew of experts to find her before she is able to fulfill her horrific purpose: to mate with unsuspecting men and produce offspring that could destroy mankind.

As Sil's deadly biological clock ticks rapidly, Fitch and his team are hurled into a desperate battle in which the fate of humanity itself hangs in the balance! SPECIES was directed by Roger Donaldson (THE BANK JOB, THE RECRUIT) and produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr. (STIGMATA, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART II), and stars Ben Kingsley (SHUTTER ISLAND), Michael Madsen (THE HATEFUL EIGHT), Alfred Molina (FEUD), Forest Whitaker (ARRIVAL), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and introduced the world to Natasha Henstridge (THE WHOLE NINE YARDS).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 108 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - TBA (Most likely 5.1 DTS-Master Audio.)

Extras:
DISC ONE
  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Film's Interpositive!
  • Audio Commentary With Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, and Director Roger Donaldson.
  • Audio Commentary With Director Roger Donaldson, Make-up Effects Creator Steve Johnson, Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund, and Producer Frank Mancuso Jr.

DISC TWO
  • NEW! Afterbirth: The Evolution Of SPECIES Featuring Interviews With Director Roger Donaldson, Cinematographer Andzej Bartkowiak, Production Designer John Muto, Composer Christopher Young, Creature Designer Steve Johnson, Chrysalis Supervisor Billy Bryan, and "Sil" Creature Supervisor Norman Cabrera!
  • From Sil To Eve – An Interview With Actress Natasha Henstridge.
  • Engineering Life 
  • H.R. Giger At Work 
  • The Making Of Species: The Origin, The Concept, The Discovery 
  • Designing A Hybrid 
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Alternate Ending
  • Photo Galleries (Production Design, Creature Designs, Film Stills, Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters, and Lobby Cards.)

SPECIES: COLLECTOR'S EDITION should be the last copy of the film you will ever need to buy. It boasts a new 4K transfer, a new making-of documentary, all of the extras from previous releases, and new reversible cover art! This Scream Factory title will be available wherever Blu-rays are sold on Tuesday, July 11th! You can order it now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! If you order it directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, you will receive the disc two weeks early, and your package will include an 18 x 24 poster featuring the new cover art!



Saturday, June 17, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 06/13/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Ack! Sorry for the delay gang! I'm kind of addicted to Friday the 13th: The Game at the moment, so I have been majorly slacking on posting news, reviews, and all that other good stuff you always crave! So getting back on track a tad, let's take a look at all the cool new DVDs and Blu-rays that came out this past week!

Scream Factory gave ALIENATOR its Blu-ray debut, Mondo Macabro gave INQUISITION a new lease on life, Arrow Video delivered a deluxe 2-disc release for MADHOUSE, and Shout Select gave some TLC to CHEECH & CHONG'S NEXT MOVIE!

Other notable releases include: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, LEGO BATMAN, the 4K debuts of RISE and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, plus there were numerous bargain-priced DVD and Blu-ray collections that you may want to pick up!

To see the full roster of last week's releases, just scroll on down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Anomaly
Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Dark Matter: Season 2
Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire
Grimm: The Complete Collection
Grimm: Season 6
John Wick: Chapter 2
The Killer is Loose
Lego Batman
Navy Seals vs. Demons
Outlaw Star: The Complete Series
Seoul Station
South Park: The Complete 20th Season
The Vampire Diaries: The Eighth and Final Season
The Vampire Diaries: Seasons 1 - 8


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Alienator
The Amazing Spider-Man (Limited Edition Collection)
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (Collector's Edition)
Dawn of the Planter of the Apes (4K UHD)
Die Screaming Marianne (Region B Import)
Enter the Ninja / Revenge of the Ninja (Region Free Import)
The Gumball Rally
Inquisition
Madhouse (2-Disc Special Edition)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (4K UHD)
The Spider-Man Trilogy (Limited Edition Collection)


NEW TO DVD
Amityville: No Escape
Badass Monster Killer
The Birds / Psycho (Double Feature)
Butcher Possessions
The Casebook of Eddie Brewer
Clown Panic!
Death Cam 1
Documenting the Grey Man
Dry Bones
Forest of the Vampire
Headshot
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Medusa
Monster Hunt
The Murderous Rampage of Malachai Stitch
Pink Flamingos (25th Anniversary Edition)
Through the Looking Glass
Transformers: The Japanese Collection
Worst Movie Ever!


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Evil Spirits Collection
Contains: Christine, Deliver Us From Evil, Evil Dead (2013), The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and The Last Exorcism Part 2.

Hectic Films Presents - Award Winning Short Films: Vol. #1
Contains: Naked Zombie Girl, Mable, and As the Man Drives.

Sci-Fi 4-Movie Series
Contains: Oblivion, Lucy, R.I.P.D., and The Seventh Son.

Stephen King Triple Feature
Contains: The Stand, The Langoliers, and The Golden Years.

The Undead Collection
Contains: John Carpenter's Vampires, 30 Days of Night, Fright Night, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and The Covenant.


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY
Killer Sci-Fi 3-Pack
Contains: Slipstream, Creature, and Incident at Raven's Gate.

Ultimate Laika Collection
Contains: Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Scream Factory's PAUL NASCHY COLLECTION comes to Blu-ray on June 20th!


SCREAM FACTORY BRINGS FIVE CLASSIC PAUL NASCHY FILMS TO BLU-RAY IN ONE AWESOME COLLECTION ON JUNE 20TH!

"Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Álvarez) was Spain's answer to Lon Chaney. He has portrayed many classic monsters – the Wolfman, Frankenstein's monster, Count Dracula, the Mummy and more! He was not only a terrific actor, but an accomplished writer, producer and director." - Scream Factory

I've only dipped a toe into the cinematic realm of Paul Naschy, but this set seems like it'd be a great way to fully immerse myself in the work of one of Spain's most prolific genre filmmakers. Featuring five of Naschy's classic films completely uncut, this is definitely yet another must-own title from our pals at Scream Factory! There's a lot of ground to cover here, so let's get to it!

VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES (1973)

Synopsis: Naschy plays an Indian mystic named Kantaka, who creates a small army of zombified women to do his deadly bidding! The film's original title is translated as REBELLION OF THE DEAD WOMEN, so I'm guessing things turn sour for Paul Naschy (who also has two other roles in the film!) towards the end of this movie.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 90 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian & DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub

Extras:
  • Complete Uncut Version!
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Spanish Credit Sequence
  • Alternate Clothed Sequences
  • Still Gallery



HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB (1973)

Synopsis: Alaric de Marnac (Naschy) is a warlock in medieval France that ends up getting be-headed for practicing the dark arts. (His mistress doesn't fare too well either as she is tortured and killed.) Centuries later, Alaric's head is discovered hidden within a monastery. His head comes to life, and Alaric begins possessing people as he searches for his missing body, and attempts to resurrect his lost love through human sacrifice!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 89 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian & DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub

Extras:
  • Complete Uncut Version!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast.
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Alternate Clothed Sequences
  • Still Gallery



BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL (1974)

Synopsis: A drifter named Giles (Naschy) is hired as a handyman at a house in a small French village. At around the same time, a killer is on the loose in the region, that is murdering blue-eyed women and gouging out their eyes as trophies. Is it Giles, or is someone else responsible for the gruesome killing spree?!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 90 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio -  DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian & DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub

Extras:
  • Complete Uncut Version!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast.
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Spanish Credit Sequence
  • Still Gallery



NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF (1981)

Synopsis: Waldemar Daninsky (Naschy, who also wrote and directed this film) is executed alongside Elizabeth Bathory. Centuries later, Daninsky is coincidentally revived, and does battle with the revived Elizabeth Bathory, in this somewhat remake of Naschy's LA NOCHE DE WALPURGIS (aka WALPURGIS NIGHT).

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 93 minutes
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio -  DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian & DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub

Extras:
  • Complete Uncut Version!
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Spanish Credit Sequence
  • Still Gallery


HUMAN BEASTS (1980)

Synopsis: Also known as THE BEASTS' CARNIVAL, this film was stars Paul Naschy as a hitman that double crosses The Yakuza. Wounded and hunted in the mountains of Spain, he eventually finds shelter with a doctor and his daughters, who have some diabolical plans for their guest!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 83 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian & DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub

Extras:
  • Complete Uncut Version!
  • Spanish Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

THE PAUL NASCHY COLLECTION has a street date of June 20th, 2017, and is available to order at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, and DIABOLIK DVD. However, if you order directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, they will ship your Blu-ray set out ASAP so you'll have it before everyone else! Regardless of where you buy it, be sure to pick up this collection because there's no telling if it'll go out of print as fast as the first VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION Blu-ray set did!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Scream Factory revs up THE LAWNMOWER MAN on June 20th!


WITNESS A SIMPLE MAN BECOME A GOD IN SCREAM FACTORY'S NEW COLLECTOR'S EDITION BLU-RAY OF THE LAWNMOWER MAN!

Truth be told, THE LAWNMOWER MAN was a film I just couldn't quite get into when it originally came out. (Give me a break - I was only 9 years old!) But now that it is making its big Blu-ray debut, I'm finally ready to give it a shot!

Synopsis: Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan, THE SON) is a brilliant scientist obsessed with perfecting virtual reality software. When his experiments on animals fail, he finds the ideal substitute – Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey, MACHETE), a slow-witted gardener. Dr. Angelo's goal is to benefit his human guinea pig and ultimately mankind itself, but evil lurks the guise of "The Shop," a shadowy group that seeks to use the technology to create an invincible war machine.

When the experiments change the simple Jobe into a superhuman being, the stage is set for a Jekyll-and-Hyde struggle for the control of Jobe's mind and the future of the world. Directed by Brett Leonard (VIRTUOSITY, HIDEAWAY), the film also stars Jenny Wright (NEAR DARK) and Geoffrey Lewis (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 108 minutes & 141 minutes (Director's Cut) | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 & 5.1

Extras:

DISC 1
  • NEW! 4K scan of the interpositive!
  • NEW! Cybergod: Creating The Lawnmower Man – Featuring interviews with co-writer/director Brett Leonard, actor Jeff Fahey, editor Alan Baumgarten, make-up effects artist Michael Deak, and special effects coordinator Frank Ceglia!
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Brett Leonard and writer/producer Gimel Everett.
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Original Electronic Press Kit with vintage cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. 
  • Edited animated sequences 
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot

DISC 2
  • NEW! 4K scan of the interpositive with additional “director’s cut” footage from the original camera negative!
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Brett Leonard and writer/producer Gimel Everett.
  • Conceptual art and Design sketches.
  • Behind-The-Scenes And Production Stills
  • Storyboard Comparison
THE LAWNMOWER MAN (COLLECTOR'S EDITION) will be available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold on Tuesday, June 20th! Between the new (and reversible) cover art, two versions of the film, and a slew of extras, Scream Factory really outdid themselves on this one! So be sure to order yourself a copy from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD. And if you decide to order directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, you will receive this title, and a FREE 18 x 24 poster, a full two weeks before street date!



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 06/06/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

The first batch of new genre DVDs and Blu-rays for June are here Vault Dwellers, and we've got a pretty eclectic mix of stuff to kick off the Summer! EX MACHINA and DREDD make their 4K UHD debuts, Disney drops their new live-action BEAUTY AND BEAST on home video, and FAHRENHEIT 451 celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a new Blu-ray release!

Scream Factory just released a new IFC title, namely THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA, Shout Select gave WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM some love with their new Collector's Edition Blu-ray, all of the recent TRANSFORMERS films have gotten a new Blu-ray re-release (with new cover art) to coincide with the theatrical premiere of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT.

The rest of this week's releases are rounded out with some bargain-priced film collections on DVD, Anime, TV shows, and direct-to-DVD titles! Scroll on down to see the full list!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Aaron's Blood
The Assignment
The Axe Murders of Villisca
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Child of Satan
A Cure For Wellness
Doctor Who: Season 10, Part 1
Enter the Warrior's Gate
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
Kill 'Em All
RWBY: Volume 4
Van Helsing: Season One
Voice from the Stone


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Dredd (4K UHD)
Ex Machina (4K UHD)
Fahrenheit 451 (50th Anniversary Edition)
I Am Dragon
Major Payne
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy
Sky on Fire
Sound of the Sky
Transformers
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Where the Buffalo Roam (Collector's Edition)


NEW TO DVD
10 Cloverfield Lane & Cloverfield (Double Feature)
Damien: The Complete Series
Exorcist: The Beginning & Dominion: The Prequel to The Exorcist (Double Feature)
Johnny Quest: The Complete First Season
Kino's Journey: The Complete Series
Lady Bloodfight
Manhattan Undying
Prisoner X
Sacrilege
Stan Lee and Kevin Smith Save the World!


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
5-Film Sci-Fi Collection
Contains: I Am Legend, Gravity, Midnight Special, Jupiter Ascending, and The Book of Eli.

Head to Head: 8 Action Films
Contains: Universal Soldier - The Return, Second in Command, Maximum Risk, The Hard Corpse, Knock Off, Double Team, Attack Force, and Into the Sun.