Tuesday, July 25, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 07/25/2017!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

July is over Vault Dwellers, and it is closing out in a big way! This week we get a good dose of genre fare with a lot of old classics getting a new lease on life in glorious high-definition!

Shout Select kicks things off with THE COMPLETE BILLY JACK COLLECTION, which features BORN LOSERS, BILLY JACK, THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK, and BILLY JACK GOES TO WASHINGTON!

The Vestron Video Collector's series also drops a cool set this week featuring all three films in the WARLOCK saga! For a mere $25, you can have all three films remastered in HD, with a TON of extras. (More details HERE.)

Also worth noting are The American Genre Film Archive's release of THE ZODIAC KILLER, Warner Archives' BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM, Severin Films' BEYOND THE DARKNESS, and Blue Undergrounds Limited Edition release of THE STENDHAL SYNDROME!

There's a lot of other cool stuff, so be sure to scroll down and scope it them all out!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Awaken the Shadowman
Bag Boy Lover Boy
Beyond the Darkness (Limited Edition w/CD)
The Complete Billy Jack Collection
Dragon Ball Super: Part One
Emerald City: Season One
The Final Master
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Monster Musume: Every Day Life with Monster Girls


NEW TO BLU-RAY
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Set 1: Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency
The Night Shift
Scorchy
The Stendhal Syndrome (3-Disc Limited Edition)
The Warlock Collection
The Zodiac Killer


NEW TO DVD
Alien Arrival
Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX - The Complete Collection
Dancouga: The Complete TV Series
The Dark Below
Death Fighter
The Demonic Tapes
The Eyes
Fear the 80s: Collector's Edition
Freeway
The Glass Coffin
Goku: Midnight Eye - The Complete OVA Series
Lust of the Vampire Girls
Night of the Shadow People
Nocturne
Peekarama: Afternoon Delights / Slave of Pleasure
Peekarama: My Master My Love / Teenage Masseuse / More
Psybuster: The Complete Series
Sleeping Beauties
Spyfall
The Traveler: Director's Edition


Vestron Collector's Series conjures up the WARLOCK trilogy to Blu-ray!


WHEN THE ARMAGEDDON COMES, YOUR INNOCENCE WILL END! VESTRON COLLECTOR'S SERIES ADDS THE "WARLOCK" TRILOGY TO ITS ROSTER!

I never thought I'd see the day that WARLOCK would come to Blu-ray, let alone its sequels! This new Vestron Collector's Series release looks awesome, and I can't wait to add it to my own personal Blu-ray archives!

WARLOCK Synopsis: A warlock (Julian Sands) flees destruction and time travels from the 17th century to "modern" times. However, a witch hunter has followed him to the future and is hellbent on stopping the man-witch from "uncreating" the world as we know it!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 103 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Director Steve Miner!
  • NEW! Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with Author Jeff Bond!
  • NEW! Satan’s Son - An Interview with Actor Julian Sands.
  • NEW! The Devil’s Work - An Interview with Director Steve Miner.
  • NEW! Effects of Evil - Interviews with Make-up Effects Creators Carl Fullerton and Neal Martz!
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Vintage Interview Segments with Cast and Crew
  • Vintage Featurette with Make-Up Effects Creators Carl Fullerton and Neal Martz.
  • Vintage Featurette with Visual Effects Supervisors Patrick Read Johnson and Robert Habros, Animation Supervisor Mauro Maressa, and Matte Artist Robert Scifo.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Video Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

WARLOCK II: THE ARMAGEDDON Synopsis: Julian Sands returns as the titular Warlock! Modern day druids train two youths to battle the evil spellcaster and stop him from collecting six runes that will allow him to free Satan and create Hell on Earth!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 98 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Director Anthony Hickox!
  • Vintage Making-of Featurette 
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Extended Vintage Interview Segments with Actor Julian Sands, Director Anthony Hickox, and Actress Paula Marshall.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

WARLOCK III: THE END OF INNOCENCE Synopsis: A college student inherits a derelict house. With the help of some friends, she arrives to clear out some family heirlooms, only to be attacked by the Warlock!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 94 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Vintage Interview Segments with Cast and Crew
  • Trailer
  • Video Sales Promo
  • Still Gallery
The Vestron Collector's Series' WARLOCK COLLECTION is now available wherever Blu-rays are sold! You can grab your copy now (which should be around $25 - $30) at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!



Arrow Films delivers the definitive release for Stuart Gordon's RE-ANIMATOR on 08/08!


ARROW VIDEO HAS A GOOD HEAD ON THEIR SHOULDERS… AND ANOTHER ONE ON THEIR DESK! GET THEIR LIMITED EDITION RE-ANIMATOR BLU-RAY ON 08/08!

Stuart Gordon's RE-ANIMATOR is one of my all-time favorite Horror films (and H.P. Lovecraft adaptations)! The script is smart and witty, and the cast is fantastic, with Jeffrey Combs stealing the show as Dr. Herbert West. I've already purchased this movie several times in various formats, but it looks like I'll have to double dip once again because this Arrow release looks incredible!

Synopsis: When medical student Dean Cain (Bruce Abbott) advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs). Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories – specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It’s not long before Dean finds himself under West’s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control…

Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s classic terror tale ‘Herbert West – Reanimator’ and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of ’80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre’s finest hours.

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 86 minutes & 105 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Audio

Extras:
• NEW! 4K restorations of the Unrated and Integral versions of the film!
• Digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson!
• Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer Michael Gingold!
Re-Animator – the original 1991 comic book adaptation, reprinted in its entirety!

DISC 1 – UNRATED VERSION
• Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon.
• Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, and Robert Sampson.
Re-Animator Resurrectus – Documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew.
• Interview with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna.
• Interview with writer Dennis Paoli.
• Interview with composer Richard Band.
• Music Discussion with composer Richard Band.
• Interview with former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone.
Barbara Crampton In Conversation – The RE-ANIMATOR star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning discussion.
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Trailer & TV Spots

DISC 2 – INTEGRAL VERSION (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE!)
• Integral version [105 mins]
A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema – A brand new featurette looking at the many various cinematic incarnations of writer H.P. Lovecraft’s work!

Whoa! Two cuts of the film (both restored in 4K!), tons of interviews, commentaries, and documentaries?! I NEED THIS! Arrow Video's Limited Edition RE-ANIMATOR is now due out on August 8th, and can be purchased immediately from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!



Severin Films shows you what is BEYOND THE DARKNESS on 07/25!


WATCH "BEYOND THE DARKNESS" AND ROCK OUT TO THE SOUNDTRACK WITH SEVERIN FILMS' NEW BLU-RAY RELEASE!

I've got a love/hate relationship with the films of Joe D'Amato, so it's not too shocking that I'm unfamiliar with BEYOND THE DARKNESS! However, this new 2-Disc set from Severin Films looks almost too good to pass up!

Synopsis: It has been denounced as “revolting” (SplatterDay.com), “stomach-churning” (Classic-Horror.com) and “shower-prompting” (Fandor), while simultaneously acclaimed as “bone-chilling” (Chas Balun), “truly classic” (The Spinning Image) and “a must-see” (Horror.com). Now experience “D Amato’s masterpiece” (BloodyDisgusting.com) like you’ve never seen or heard it before!

Cinzla Monreale (THE BEYOND) and Franca Stoppi (THE OTHER HELL) star in this psycho sickie, where a widowed husband decides to stuff his wife's corpse and turn it into a doll, leading him down a rabbit hole of further insanity and depravity! Severin is proud to present this sleaze-fest (which is also known as BURIED ALIVE and BUIO OMEGA) from director Joe D’Amato (ANTHROPOPHAGUS), restored in HD for the first time ever!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 94 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - TBA

Extras:
  • Joe D’Amato: The Horror Experience – Interview with director Joe D’Amato!
  • The Omega Woman – Interview with actress Franca Stoppi!
  • Sick Love – An Interview with actress Cinzia Monreale!
  • Goblin Reborn Performs "Buio Omega" Live 2016!
  • Locations Revisited
  • Theatrical Trailer
  •  An exclusive limited edition CD Soundtrack from Goblin! (Note: Only available with the first 2,500 copies of Severin's Blu-ray release!)
Severin's BEYOND THE DARKNESS limited Blu-ray/CD combo is due out on Tuesday, July 25th, and can be purchased from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SEVERIN! (It's also important to note that Severin is releasing out a "Necro Bundle" that comes with even more cool add-ons!)



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 07/18/2017!



Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Hey Vault Dwellers! It's once again time to STOCK YOUR VAULT with new DVDs and Blu-rays! This week is pretty light on genre releases, so you can save up some dough for all the cool stuff coming out over the next two months!

But I'd be remiss if I didn't make mention of the handful of cool titles you may just want to add to your constantly growing collections! Universal's awesome KONG: SKULL ISLAND makes its debut on Blu-ray,  as does Scream Factory's THE BAT PEOPLE, and Arrow Video's 2-Disc Special Edition of STORMY MONDAY.

Umbrella releases Guillermo del Toro's THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE to Blu-ray (not sure about region coding on this disc though), and Kino Lorber gives us a few classic action films such as FREEWAY and THE LAST OF THE FINEST.

There's a few other titles of note, so be sure to scroll on down to catch the full list of this week's DVDs and Blu-ray discs!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The 100: Season 4
Another Evil
The Expanse: Season 2
Free Fire
Freeway
Kong: Skull Island
Resident Evil: Vendetta


NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Bat People
Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Deluxe Collector's Box Set)
The Devil's Backbone
The Gumby Movie
The Last of the Finest
No Man's Land
Stormy Monday (2-Disc Special Edition)


NEW TO DVD
Animosity
Lake Alice
My Fair Zombie
Suburban Psycho: 4-Film Collection
Teen Wolf: Season 6, Part 1
Time Jam: Valerian and Laureline
Transhuman
With Great Power... The Stan Lee Story


Monday, July 17, 2017

Neil Blomkamp's OATS STUDIOS wants to experiment on YOU!


OATS STUDIOS WANTS TO TEST THEIR SHORT FILMS OUT ON YOU, AND TURN SOME OF THEM INTO FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS!

While his films have been hit and miss (i.e. DISTRICT 9, ELYSIUM, and CHAPPiE), I'm personally a fan of director Neil Blomkamp. And I'm equal parts curious and excited about his latest film making project: OATS STUDIOS!

Essentially, Neil set up his own movie studio with the intent of creating "experimental short films." And if those films generate enough interest, there is a very real chance that they could be turned into feature-length movies! The intent is to create "proof of concept" content to see what sticks, and so far, there's a lot of promise here!

Submitted for your approval, here are several of the shorts from Oats Studios including FIREBASE, RAKKA, and ZYGOTE! Behold the future(?) of genre cinema Vault Dwellers!






I was pretty impressed with these shorts and look forward to seeing what else Neil and his team churn out! To keep up to date on their future releases, follow Oats Studios on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to their YouTube channel as well! Also feel free to comment below about this trio of shorts and sound off on whether you liked them or not!